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Kinesiske super-tvillinger har måske fået opgraderet deres hjerner

Forskeren bag hævder, at han ændrede babyernes dna, så de ikke får hiv. Men det kan også gøre dem klogere og bedre til at huske.

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Sådan bør man anlægge nye havne i Hanstholm og Hirtshals

Det voksende kyst- og havfiskeri kaldte på anlæg af nye havne ved den jyske vestkyst. Men hvordan anlægges moler bedst, så de kan holde til de voldsomme naturkræfter? Det var emnet for et foredrag i Ingeniørforeningen i 1917.

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Pinning Down Uncertainty

Cynthia Flores describes how Heisenberg’s famous principle has shaped her mathematical career and worldview — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Self-Powered Sensor Helps Track Firefighters in Burning Buildings

Heated Situation No bigger than an ordinary watch battery, adding this little sensor to firefighter’s gear could help save lives. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario announced on Friday they had created a fireproof, self-powered sensor that could be used to track people working in high-risk environments, such as firefighters, steelworkers, and miners. The research team – fro

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The Model T of electric cars is here. Will this EV be the turning point for mass adoption of electric cars in the world?

Tesla has long billed its Model 3 as the electric car that would bring electric driving to the masses. And today, a year and a half after launching the sedan, it finally started selling it at the price point CEO Elon Musk has been promising for years: $35,000. The $35,00 price tag officially makes the Model 3 the least expensive “long-range” fully electric vehicle on the market today. The $35,000

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Why Cellphone Carriers Are Dreaming of a World Without Wi-Fi

Networked Once relegated to coffee shops, by 2020 there will be more than 549 million global public and cable company-run Wi-Fi hot spots. As we strive to browse more, stream more, and download more, our networks will need to scale up to meet consumer demands. Enter two different visions on how companies plan to fulfill that need. While cellphone carries can’t quit Wi-Fi just yet, that doesn’t me

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MIT’s Mini Cheetah robot can do backflips now

MIT is back with the latest version of its Cheetah quadrupedal robot, the Mini Cheetah, and it’s got a new trick up its sleeve: it can do backflips. Backflipping robots is nothing …

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Don't ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while traveling

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while traveling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That's the main message of a new study. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are traveling, yet, so far, the long-term outlook for those who have a heart attack while on a trip is unknown.

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YouTube CEO Defends Its Efforts to Reduce Violent Content

At the Lesbians Who Tech conference, Susan Wojcicki said the platform takes children’s safety seriously and has restricted comments on videos featuring kids.

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How Self-Driving Cars will change your commute, and your city

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Crew Dragon represents a spaceflight milestone

SpaceX’s success, culminating in an undamaged splash down in the Atlantic, will surely see the start of manned flights in Dragon spaceships The Crew Dragon spacecraft currently in orbit round the Earth has a single occupant, a test dummy called Ripley, named after the astronaut heroine of the film Alien. As human presences go, it is not much. Yet the spaceship’s flight represents a milestone in U

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The Democrats’ Nonstop Trump Investigations

The frenzy over the reportedly imminent release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report—a rumor shot down within days by the Justice Department—had barely subsided when House Democrats announced that they’d snagged the witness of the year to testify in public: President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen. His appearance on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee was a da

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Controlling AI Weapons May Be Impossible, Warns Former US Secretary of State

Kill Switch AI arms control is all “fun and games” until someone accidentally recreates Skynet. When looking to the future we can’t ignore the possibility of a potential artificial intelligence arms race as nations rush to outpace one another. That’s exactly the sort of future that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is afraid of. Speaking last Thursday at a three-day event celebrating t

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Surveys about Intrapreneurship and Innovation

Hello ! I am a student in France in Business and i am doing my thesis on the correlation between intrapreneurship (doing entrepreneurship for a company that helps you) and innovation My first survey is to see the over all knowledge people have about intrapreneurship, it is quite quick and easy to answer : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH9YtJDXohG1yADxdpgqTB9RMcAU2dI05QD_D9VC70PjijKg/v

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Watch Microsoft Excel Mobile Take Pictures Of Data Tables And Import Them

It can be a major pain to transfer information from physical documents to digital ones sometimes. As it turns out, Microsoft is working on a feature that would make this process faster and …

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Journalists Reported a News Story Using Machine Learning

Machine Journalism I n November, the news website Quartz unveiled a bold idea : a studio, funded by the Knight Foundation, dedicated to reporting the news using machine learning techniques. Today, the Quartz AI Studio’s first story dropped — and it’s an intriguing peek at how advancements in artificial intelligence could provide journalists with new tools for digging into public documents. Face L

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"Never Bet Against Elon Musk”

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The absolute state of this sub.

Apologies to the mods if you already got this privately, I tried multiple times and Reddit wasn't having it. The only reason I tried to message you and am posting this is that I really do care about r/futurology . I'm sorry guys, I'm done. This used to be a great sub. We talked about the future, where humanity is headed, cool things like transhumanism and space colonization and speculative techno

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China’s Social Credit System Barred Millions from Traveling in 2018

Do Not Pass Go Your bags are packed, your rooms are booked, you’re all set for your vacation; there’s just one problem, the government has canceled your tickets. As early as 2014 , China began conceptualizing a Social Credit System (SCS), sort of like a credit score for citizen behavior where behaviors deemed good for society are rewarded with privileges and bad behaviors result in a poor score a

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The Democrat Who Wants to Stop the Rage

POLK CITY, Iowa—Sitting under a framed ticket from an old Obama town hall meeting, down in the basement of a farmhouse surrounded by snowy fields of corn and soybeans, I tell Michael Bennet that an Iowa Democrat who’d come to hear him speak compared him to pea soup. Good pea soup, hearty. But still pea soup, in a 2020 primary field that has sizzling fajitas and cake on the table. Some politicians

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Nessa Carey: ‘The most worrying thing about gene editing is that it’s really easy’

The biologist talks about the contentious Crispr-Cas9 gene-editing technique, the merit of big pharma and the UK’s 100,000 Genomes Project A new technique to alter DNA is offering humans the ability to take control of food, disease and our own reproduction as never before. The workhorse of this technology is Crispr-Cas9 , often described as a pair of “molecular scissors”, which can be directed to

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Scientists set sail for the elusive island of stability

Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses the search for the island of stability and the future of the periodic table.

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Readers ponder mitochondria, Neandertal diets, deep sea corals and more

Readers had questions about mitochondrial DNA, Neandertal diets, deep ocean corals and more.

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Surviving in the Cold Alaskan Tundra | Naked and Afraid

Dropped onto a frozen Alaskan glacier, All-Star survivalists Laura Zerra and Steven Hall scramble to stave off frostbite and hypothermia. Stream Full Episodes of Naked and Afraid: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 2)

NEUROSCIENCE Doctors Plan to Test a Gene Therapy That Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review “Eventually, the hope is, middle-aged people with risky genes might undergo one-time genetic tune-ups. Even a small reduction in the pace at which brain changes occur could make a difference over time.” BIOTECH An Ingenious Injection Can Create Infrared Vision Ed Yong |

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How to add voice control to all of your smart home devices

DIY Bring all of your smart home devices—from lights to thermostats—under the control of one digital assistant. Bring all of your smart home devices—from lights to thermostats—under the control of one digital assistant.

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Weekend reads: The fake sex doctor and his bizarre research; prof alleged to have stolen student’s work; worst scientific scandal of all time?

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 the retraction of a highly cited paper on the effects … Continue reading Weekend reads: The fake sex doctor and his bizarre

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Looking For the Best CBD Products in a Budding Market? These Earn The Highest Marks

Lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about CBD products. Over the past few months, they’ve exploded in popularity to the point where they can be found almost everywhere, and are being used in everything from coffee to lotions to face masks. But do you actually know what CBD is? And with all the choices available, do you know how to separate the best CBD products from the rest? CBD, or cannabidiol,

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SpaceX: Nasa astronaut capsule demo takes to the skies

SpaceX has launched a capsule designed to carry people from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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We're Optimizing Ourselves To Death

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other than universal basic income what are other non government-based solutions for disruptive automation ?

I understand that having universal basic income is still better than not having any other solution from the government, but if disruptive automation happens on a wide scale on the long run , even UBI still won't be enough to deal with the massive effect, have you seen any ideas for alternative creative systems to solve the problem ? , also something pragmatic and in principle we can start experim

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #9

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 24 through Sat, Mar 2, 2019 Editor's Pick Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity' Exclusive: Students issue an open letter ahead of global day of action on 15 March, when young people are expected to strike across 50 nations Read the climate str

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Zhores Alferov, Russian Physicist and Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 88

Son of a Stalinist industrial apparatchik, Dr. Alferov shared the prize in 2000 with two American physicists who were attacking similar problems from the opposite side of the Iron Curtain.

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Climate change: Angela Merkel welcomes school strikes

Students' mass walkouts to demand action have sparked a debate over school attendance in Germany.

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Scientists rejuvenate stem cells in the aging brain of mice

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When Does Intelligence Peak?

Maybe that's not even the right question — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'Future Man' Is Shockingly Gross and It's Amazing

The Hulu series about an underachieving gamer combines 'Back to the Future' with 'There's Something About Mary'.

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Trump's North Korea Summit Inspires Spearphishing

Plus: cryptocurrency dust problems for #DeleteCoinbase, leaked financial watch lists, and more of the week's top security news.

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When Does Intelligence Peak?

Maybe that's not even the right question — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Using imagination as graphic processor. Is somebody working on it already?

I was thinking recently about future interfaces and came up to some concept that stuck in my head. So in the future computers will be able to communicate with the brain directly and it will be possible to send information to the brain with some scenarios that imagination will draw in real-time. And that's going to be perfect virtual reality experience cause image will be delivered right into the

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A Historic Rocket Launch Lights Up the Night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—The stars were out over the marshlands near the launchpad. Crickets trilled a steady melody, interrupted by the occasional squawk of a bird flying low over the water. Except for a few pops of lightning, the sky was a very deep blue, almost black. It was, by all appearances, nighttime. Then came a burst of blinding light. A SpaceX rocket ignited its engines just before 3 a.m.

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Arizona Lawmakers Consider Loosening Vaccination Requirements

Measles outbreaks have prompted some states to consider tightening up laws that allow exemptions from vaccines for personal or philosophical reasons. But in Arizona, lawmakers are going the other way.

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Abuse prevention: how to turn off the gaslighters

It’s a coercive and insidious form of psychological torture, but gaslighting can be recognised and stopped Gaslight was the play that made its writer Patrick Hamilton a very rich man. It opened in London in 1938 to exceptional reviews. Noël Coward was a fan. King George VI took his wife to see it. In 1940, it became a British film, followed four years later by the Hollywood version starring Ingri

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Mitchell S. Jackson — Notes from the Other America

An open letter to Markus, the first black American to live—and immediately die—on Oregon soil. "Nobody gets a pass. And everybody gets a pass. If you take a broad look at anyone's circumstances, it's hard to convict them of just being a terrible person." "Portland's a utopia now…but I wonder if they know what it cost?" We're all living inside concentric circles of private and public, inner and ou

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 2, 2019)

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

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Space Photos of the Week: Magnetic Fields May Slow Star Births

Plus, Jovian storms, terrestrial airglow, and gravitational lensing.

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Why Does Time Fly When You're Having Fun?

The brain…it likes to play

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40 Years Ago, Norma Rae Understood How Corporations Weaponized Race

The most enduring image of the film Norma Rae , which was released 40 years ago, is surely Sally Field’s titular character silently standing on a table, holding up a cardboard sign with the word union scrawled on it. One by one, her fellow factory workers shut off their deafening textile machines in solidarity. The climactic scene suggests triumph and inspiration, but by this point in the movie,

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Can Any Animal Survive Without Sleep?

Scientists have yet to find a truly sleepless creature. But is sleep really necessary for survival?

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Climate change is the new normal but we don’t seem to notice

An analysis of Twitter data suggests weird weather is soon viewed as normal, which means we risk ignoring the effects of climate change, says Frances Moore

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Gateway Moon station: Canada joins Nasa space project

PM Trudeau announces $1.4bn (£1.2bn) for a Nasa space station to help land humans on the Moon.

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There’s no such thing as a “tech person” in the age of AI

We need to stop perpetuating the false dichotomy between technology and the humanities. To do otherwise would be detrimental to society.

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How Arrivo Got Colorado to Back a Wild-Eyed Highway Scheme

Brogan BamBrogan's company promised Colorado a hyperloop-inspired transportation, then shut down.

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What's the Value of a Facebook Cryptocoin?

Facebook is reportedly exploring issuing its own cryptocurrency, which could be pegged to real currencies to cut down on speculation.

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12 Best Weekend Tech Deals on iPad, Roomba, Switch, and More

Fight off the winter doldrums with our favorite bargains on everything from robot vacuums to camping gear.

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Is Trump Giving Up on a Nuclear-Free North Korea?

Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un collapsed not because the parties couldn’t agree on how North Korea would get rid of its nuclear weapons altogether, but over something far more modest: the price for preventing Pyongyang’s arsenal from becoming even deadlier. Administration officials insisted that the aim in Vietnam this week was “the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea,” a

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How To Use Subreddits?

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Grundvand på Mars: Kratere bekræfter teori om kæmpehav

Esa har fundet en række kratere på Mars, der har været fyldt af grundvand. Det kan bekræfte, at planeten har været dækket af vand.

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Technology is revolutionizing health care — for better and for worse

Health care is at the forefront of technology and innovation. Telehealth , bioelectronic medicine, and big data improve the quality of patient care while reducing the cost. As wearable devices and implants offering real-time health data to everyday people become staples of modern life, people will discover conditions that were previously undetectable. They will also perceive illnesses that aren't

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The End Is Nigh for Netanyahu

With just 38 days to go until national elections in Israel, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has announced his decision to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three criminal cases, including one charge of bribery, subject to a standard hearing with Netanyahu and his attorneys. The cases against Netanyahu involve , at the less-severe end, allegedly asking for and receiving, over years,

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The Democrats’ New Voting-Rights Moment

The third time will certainly not be the charm for the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill was introduced Tuesday in the House by Representative Terri Sewell of Alabama and in the Senate by Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and it seeks to restore and extend key provisions of the Voting Rights Act that have been neutralized. Sewell has championed the bill and introduced it in 2015 and 2017, but with

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Trump Aides Keep Writing Memos to Protect Themselves

On Thursday, The New York Times delivered a big story saying that President Donald Trump overruled concerns from intelligence officials and ordered that his senior adviser Jared Kushner, who also happens to be his son-in-law, be granted security clearance. In some ways, the takeaway from the story is the least surprising part: There has been enough reporting over the past few months to make it se

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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Expansive Vision of Africa

I n his latest film, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , the actor Chiwetel Ejiofor toils with purpose. He tills flooded, and then barren, soil. The camera hovers above him as he stumbles, his knees slipping into the mire. In the Netflix production, which is also screening in select theaters, Ejiofor stars as the lead character’s father, the hardworking farmer Trywell Kamkwamba, who wrestles with bo

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Spørg Fagfolket: Skal astronauterne sidde stille i kapslen for ikke at ændre kurs?

En læser har funderet over, hvorvidt en rumkapsel kan ændre kurs, hvis astronauterne flytter for meget på sig. Det svarer DTU Space på.

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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket and astronaut capsule

The new combination could be approved to carry people if the mission is successful.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launches – video

An uncrewed SpaceX spacecraft launched as planned from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Saturday, on top of a Falcon 9 rocket and carrying a dummy pilot. The successful launch brings US plans to resume sending people into space in its own spacecraft closer SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launches successfully Continue reading…

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Nearly 200,000 people exposed to California's volcanic hazard zones each day, report says

Nearly 200,000 people live, work or pass through one of California's volcanic hazard zones on a daily basis, and there's a 16 percent chance of an eruption in the state within the next 30 years.

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Dragon capsule successfully separates from rocket: SpaceX

SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule was on its way to the International Space Station Saturday after it successfully launched from Florida on board a Falcon 9 rocket.

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Successfully Launched Into Orbit, Marking a Major Milestone For Private Spaceflight

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully reached outer space at around 2 a.m. EST Saturday morning. Repeated cheers rang out from the crowds at the Kennedy Space Center launch-site as the capsule passed each flight stage. If the rest of the flight goes well over the next six days, and NASA certifies the capsule is safe, Elon Musk’s rocket company could begin launching astronauts into orbit this s

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Russian Nobel physics winner Alferov dies at 88

Russian scientist Zhores Alferov, who won the Nobel physics prize for his work in semi-conductor and laser technologies, has died, agencies said on Saturday. He was 88.

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America's newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.

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Don't ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while traveling

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while traveling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That's the main message of a study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019, a European Society of Cardiology congress. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are traveling, yet, so far, the long-term outlook for those who have a heart attack while on a trip is unknow

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launches successfully

Launch brings US plans to resume sending people into space in own spacecraft closer Astronauts could be flying again from US soil as early as this summer after the flawless launch of SpaceX’s privately built Crew Dragon capsule opened “a new era in American excellence”, according to the head of the space agency Nasa. Related: Spacewatch: Nasa to launch new crewed craft in 2019 Continue reading…

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Flere lande forbyder brug af renseteknologi fra skibe

PLUS. Frygt for, at svovlholdigt vand fra scrubbere forurener havet.

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SpaceX Launches Capsule Bound For International Space Station

It's a test flight with only supplies and a test dummy named Ripley aboard. SpaceX wants to demonstrate the potential for a company to carry astronauts into orbit. (Image credit: Terry Renna/AP)

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SpaceX Launches First U.S. Private Passenger Spacecraft to ISS

A Historic Launch SpaceX successfully launched its Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:49 am EST this morning. Main engine cutoff and stage separation were confirmed by SpaceX at 2:52 am EST. First stage successfully landed on the drone ship platform Of Course I Still Love You at 3:00 am EST. The Crew Dragon i

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I can handle my critics – apart from the nasty voice in my head | Romesh Ranganathan

I have always had an ‘inner bastard’, but doing standup has made it worse As a comedian, you are often subject to criticism: partly because comedy is so subjective and partly because social media means that any idiot with an internet connection has a direct line to you. Sometimes, the criticism can be imaginative as well as insulting, but most of the time it’s stuff like: “So you’re supposed to b

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UK weather: February temperature jump was incredible, says climate expert

Meteorologists look at extent to which unseasonably warm weather is due to carbon emissions This week’s record winter heat in the UK was so far above normal trends that scientists have been forced to reconsider their statistical models, with one expert calling the temperature jump “incredible”. UK temperature records have tumbled in the past 10 days. Last Thursday, Scotland experienced its highes

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Remember the days when we weren’t freaked out by freak weather? | Ian Jack

The February heat was unnatural. I used to find wild weather exciting, but now it evokes the apocalypse of climate change There was a time on these temperate islands when freak weather thrilled us with its bouts of exceptional heat, wind, rain or snow. Unless you were at sea in a gale, fear was a rare emotion. Even in 1987, when the so-called Great Storm hurtled through southern England and northe

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A roadmap for the future (executive level)

Our immediate aim should be to terraform the heck out of the solar system. Mars, Venus, moons of Jupiter, Ceres, anything we can get our hands on with a gravity well and a reasonable amount of light energy falling on it. Doesn't have gases? Plenty of gases are available in Jupiter and Saturn. Just an engineering problem. Has too much of the wrong gases? Doesn't have a magnetic field? Again these

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Ny DNA-forskning visar att svenskar framför allt härstammar från Ukraina

När programledaren för dokumentärserien ”De första svenskarna” testade sitt DNA, visade det sig att hans arvsmassa i stort sett var identisk med den hos människor som bodde här för 4 500 år sedan. Och största delen av det här genetiska arvet kommer från – Ukraina.

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Därför sprakar vindruvor i mikron

Du har kanske sett det på internet – filmklipp där en vindruva, delad nästan helt itu, stoppas in i en mikrovågsugn. Någon sekund senare sprakar det till och eldliknande bloss flammar upp mellan halvorna. Nu har forskare tagit reda på vad som ligger bakom fenomenet.

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Facebook cracks down on companies selling fake accounts

Facebook has cracked down on companies churning out and peddling fake accounts. The social network has filed a lawsuit in US federal court against four companies and three individuals …

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Hoodwinker sunfish: Rare fish washes up on California beach

The seven-foot (2.1m) hoodwinker sunfish washes up in Santa Barbara, baffling scientists.

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Destination: Luxembourg

As its banking and finance sectors continue to thrive, Luxembourg is also promoting itself as a destination for space businesses and scientific research. We also discuss the country’s attempts to curb road congestion and tackle housing demand

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The appliance of science now centres on domestic research

A country that until recently lacked its own university is in full catch-up mode

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SpaceX Launches Crew Dragon Capsule to Orbit for NASA

On Saturday, the spacecraft has no crew, but it sets up a near future with astronauts traveling to orbit from the United States again.

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Festo – BionicSoftHand

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Once AI can improve itself exponentially, it won't fear us for but a blink.

tldr; we good AI that could wipe us out would know that it needn't; for the same reasons that AI would let sloths and ants live (they pose no threat). Imagine an AI that spends one second of its exponential development being only as smart as a human baby…Imagine that same AI going on to become smarter than Google, only a few minutes later…And then smarter than all of humanity just a few sec

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Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

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Wedded Ecstasy: The Couples Using MDMA to Fix Their Marriages

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Contest winners: Apple chooses the best pictures shot on the iPhone

The iPhone has become the powerful go-to camera for so many of us. To market just how stunning some of those images can look, Apple invited iPhone users around the world last month to submit the best photos they've captured with the handsets, part of a "Shot on iPhone Challenge" contest.

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The Atlantic Daily: Can a Singular Focus on Climate Change Win in 2020?

What We’re Following Jay Inslee announced he’s joining a crowded Democratic primary field already brimming with candidates, but the Washington governor is hoping he can stick out by centering his campaign on just one issue: climate change. The past four years have been the hottest on record, and without quick and major changes to the economy, there could be major environmental upheaval that could

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How sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan

Why do we become more positive as we grow older? Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social cues?

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Endangered eel located using DNA from one liter of water

Researchers have shed light on the distribution of Japanese eel by analyzing environmental DNA (eDNA) from small samples of river water. This could enable faster and more effective surveys of Japanese eel populations, and help to conserve this endangered species.

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Mother's dengue immunity worsens baby's response to Zika

New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain abnormalities.

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Scientists rejuvenate stem cells in the aging brain of mice

Scientists have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the brain of aging mice. The revitalized stem cells improve the regeneration of injured or diseased areas in the brain of old mice. The researchers expect that their approach will provide fresh impetus in regenerative medicine and facilitate the development of stem cell therapies.

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Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.

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Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise

Combining principles from computational fluid dynamics and acoustics, researchers have developed an analytical model that could simplify the process of designing Helmholtz resonators, a type of noise cancelling structure used in airplanes, ships, and ventilation systems. The model can predict a potential Helmholtz cavity's sound spectrum as turbulent air flows over it, and could potentially be use

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How Plate Tectonics Could Make Harsh Alien Planets More Friendly to Life

(Inside Science) — Shifting, slipping and colliding tectonic plates played an essential role in the emergence and evolution of life on Earth. Such tectonic activity generated volcanoes that spewed carbon dioxide and other gases into the air. Rain brought the gases down to Earth, where they were pushed underground again by moving plates. For billions of years the cycle has regulated the climate an

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These Singing Mice Take Turns During Duets, Offering Insights into Human Speech

High in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, a distinct chirping sound ripples across the landscape. This high-pitched staccato refrain trills not from birds, but mice. Now researchers have found that the tiny rodents making these sounds, known as Alston’s singing mice, take turns belting out their tunes much in the same way people take turns when they talk to each other. The discovery could shed ligh

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Amazon Wants Brands to Fight Fake Products Themselves

Getting Amazon to take down counterfeit product listings can be a pain. With Project Zero, the company wants to streamline that process—by playing a smaller role in it.

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Bioluminescence sensors make new approaches to drug discovery possible

Researchers describe the use of 13 molecular tools for measuring different intracellular signaling pathways and evaluating the action mechanisms of new drugs.

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Breast milk microbiome contains yeast and fungi: Do these benefit the infant?

Investigators have now shown that the breast milk microbiome contains fungi. Multiple previous studies had found bacteria in breast milk. Certain fungi and bacteria have been shown to be important probiotics for infant health.

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New X-ray measurement approach could improve CT scanners

A new measurement approach could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors.

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Paleontology: Diversification after mass extinction

A team of paleontologists has identified three hitherto unknown fossil fish species in the Swiss Alps, which provide new insights into the diversification of the genus Eosemionotus.

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Bioluminescence sensors make new approaches to drug discovery possible

Researchers describe the use of 13 molecular tools for measuring different intracellular signaling pathways and evaluating the action mechanisms of new drugs.

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Clues to brain differences between males and females

Researchers have discovered a mechanism for how androgens — male sex steroids — sculpt brain development. The research could ultimately help researchers understand behavioral development differences between males and females.

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Finland approves ban on coal for energy use from 2029

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US Poison Control Is Being Inundated With Calls About an Opioid-Like Herb

It's less like a supplement and more like an opioid.

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Burning Digital Books and the Fight over Online Ideology

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This untranslatable Danish word is the key to lowering stress

Health A psychologist explains why you need a little pyt in your life. Pyt is usually expressed as an interjection in reaction to a daily hassle, frustration or mistake—and it goes a long way to reducing stress.

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New chemical probes advance search for new antibiotics

Researchers have invented a new method to observe bacterial build cell walls in real time that could contribute to the search for new antibacterial drugs.

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What causes that peak? Answering a long-standing question for covalent liquids

Researchers have demonstrated a link between local structural ordering and scattering pattern features for tetrahedral liquids. It is hoped that the findings will lead to facile experimental approaches for characterizing materials for fundamental research as well as for applications such as the production of semiconductor materials.

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New research from Arctic: Thawing permafrost peatlands may add to atmospheric CO2 burden

A new study finds that peatlands may strengthen the permafrost-carbon feedback by adding to the atmospheric CO2 burden post-thaw.

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Studies of Deadly Flu Virus, Once Banned, Are Set to Resume

The government will allow research on bird flu that had been halted over safety concerns. But officials have not publicly announced the decision nor explained how it was made.

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High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure

Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these factors regulate the immune response is now described — a calorie-dense, obesity-generating diet in aging mice disrupts the composition of the gut microbiome. This correlates with development of a system-wide nonresolving inflammation in acut

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Detailed new primate brain atlas could lead to disease insights

An international project has mapped connections in the marmoset brain at an unprecedented level of detail. A better understanding of primate neural connectivity promises to lead to fundamental therapeutic advances for human diseases.

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Blood test developed to predict spontaneous preterm birth

Results from a multicenter study show that five circulating microparticle proteins found in first-trimester blood samples may provide important clues about risk of spontaneous preterm birth.

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An abundance of beneficial mutations

Despite its key importance, the genetic architecture of adaptive processes remains largely unresolved. Now a team of researchers, experimenting with fruit flies, has succeeded in solving at least a part of this puzzle. They were able to show that many genes can contribute to adaptation even though only some of them are actually being used (genetic redundancy).

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Travel With Apollo 9 As They Launch to Space 50 Years Ago

Images from the mission that tested the lunar module Apollo 11 would use to land on the moon just months later.

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Lyft’s IPO Filing Shows Ridership Is Surging—So Are Losses

Uber's recent stumbles have helped Lyft surge ahead in terms of revenue, but its costs are growing, too.

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Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more. Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested. The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. Non

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Israeli Ministry of Health Approves Therapeutic MDMA for PTSD Treatment

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: He Went to Jared Anyway

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, March 1. Hand ’Em Over: The House Oversight Committee demanded that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to the handling of security clearances, after reports Thursday night that President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, security clearance last year. Trump reportedly ordered t

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Weezer World is an island in 'Fortnite' featuring music from the band's new album

Ever since introducing Creative Mode to Fortnite last December, Epic has been featuring player’s creations called “islands” on its in-game showcase “The Block.”

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How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest

Researchers carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations — marigolds repel tomato whiteflies.

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Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Researchers have found that spider silk produces a strong twisting motion when exposed to humidity, and may be usable for future artificial muscles or actuators.

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OnePlus will launch its first 5G phone in the second quarter, but it won't start in the US

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has built its brand on offering powerful phones at cheaper costs than comparable rivals from Apple, Google or Samsung.

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Processes determining fate of new RNA pesticide in soils

Researchers have develop a method to learn more about how a new type of pesticide degrades in the environment.

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Solid state thermochemiluminescence achieved with crystals

Researchers have developed macroscopic organic crystals that emit light when heated, a process referred to as thermochemiluminescence that was previously reported only in solution.

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Organic electronics: Scientists develop a high-performance unipolar n-type thin-film transistor

Researchers report a unipolar n-type transistor with a world-leading electron mobility performance of up to 7.16 cm2 V-1 s-1. This achievement heralds an exciting future for organic electronics, including the development of innovative flexible displays and wearable technologies.

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North America Put More Robots to Work in 2018 Than Ever Before

Auto Bots Automation’s not just for the automotive industry anymore. According to new statistics released by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), an industry group promoting automation, the North American automotive industry added 12 percent fewer robots to its workforce in 2018 than in 2017. However, a slew of other industries picked up the slack — making 2018 a record-breaking year fo

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Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette's syndrome

A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS) — a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics — finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination, contribute to the development of the syndrome and suggests that Tourette's is part of a continuous spectrum of tic disorders, ranging from mild, som

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Tool reveals molecular causes of disease, including infant cancer

Demonstrating a new tool with a broad ability to reveal molecular causes and markers of diseases, a team has found connections between four genes and a rare cancer affecting babies and young children.

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The Family Weekly: Inside the Lives of Child Instagram Influencers

This Week in Family (Courtesy of Mia Foos) Vada is 5 years old—and she’s already got 40,000 Instagram followers who love her unique style and dramatic poses, shot all over Austin, Texas. Most of those posts are sponsored by brands, and it’s all thanks to the hard work of Vada’s mom and manager, Mia. Instagram has given rise to the mommy blog 2.0. It’s now easier than ever to build a parenting nar

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The Art of Playing Dead

The trick fools only predators that know dead prey is yucky — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Get lifetime online protection with Ivacy VPN for under $50

Shut down hackers with this VPN and firewall combo. Shut down hackers with this VPN and firewall combo and get lifetime online protection with Ivacy VPN for under $50.

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Active ingredient in Roundup found in 95% of studied beers and wines

U.S. PIRG tested 20 beers and wines, including organics, and found Roundup's active ingredient in almost all of them. A jury on August 2018 awarded a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma victim $289 million in Roundup damages. Bayer/Monsanto says Roundup is totally safe. Others disagree. None If there were a Hall of Fame for chemicals people worry about, it's likely that Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup would sit

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Study examines how sensitivity to emotions changes across the lifespan

Why do we become more positive as we grow older? Why are adolescents so sensitive to negative social cues?

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How hair dye works (video)

Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put the hue in your do. To understand how these 'shade-y' changes happen, you have to dive back into the history of chemistry. In this week's Reactions episode, get ready to learn everything you're 'dyeing' to know about artificial hair color: https://yout

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New Studies Support Existence of Massive 9th Planet

Scientists have been on the hunt for a true ninth planet since 2014, and a pair of new studies provide more evidence that such an object exists. The post New Studies Support Existence of Massive 9th Planet appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Prepare to See a Whole Lot More of Don Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. was perfectly at home. It was day three of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, and hundreds of activists had piled into a ballroom to hear the president’s elder son speak via live-stream. He was slated to have a conversation at Liberty University with the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., though it was unclear, exactly, what that conv

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Canada Commits $150 Million to NASA’s Moon-Orbiting Space Station

Lunar Invite In November, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine asked Canada to join the United States’ Lunar Gateway , an outpost it hopes to have orbiting the Moon by 2024. “We can’t achieve what we want to achieve in space if any of us goes alone,” he said during a Canadian aerospace conference. “We want you [Canada] involved in our return to the Moon in a big way.” It took three months, but Cana

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New Startup Is Selling the Building Blocks of Fake Meat

Building Blocks Whether you’re a vigilant vegan or a consistent carnivore, Americans are increasingly hungry for meat alternatives — and a new startup says it’s poised to make the lab-to-shelf transition easier than ever. After a Thanksgiving filled with Tofurky and Field Roasts , Americans have gotten a taste of fake meat and the data suggests that many are taking a liking to it — even McDonalds

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