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Was Thomas Kuhn Evil?

Filmmaker Errol Morris, once Kuhn’s grad student, accuses him of being a bad philosopher and bad person. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Kushner Used WhatsApp, a Very Bad Database Leak, and More Security News This Week

Jared and Ivanka used private messaging against the rules, and more security news this week.

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Flow-batteriet er på vej frem

Vanadium redox flow-batterier er holdbare, kan genanvendes og holder godt på strømmen.

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How we breed the best (and worst) apples

Science Apples all come from the same tree. Planting apples is a game of chance in which every seed is a wild card. The pome's genetics are so diverse that kernels from the same core sprout into entirely different…

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Protesters rally against EU internet copyright reform

Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Germany on Saturday to protest against an imminent EU copyright reform.

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First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.

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Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources

A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in October's Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday.

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Eating later in the day may be associated with obesity

Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study to be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Obesity may play role in reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

Obesity may play a role in reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea

When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. This finding of a new study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit

In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis, researchers report. The results of the study will be presented on Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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In healthy young women, sleep quality varies throughout the menstrual cycle

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La.

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Breast cancer may be likelier to spread to bone with nighttime dim-light exposure

Exposure to dim light at night, which is common in today's lifestyle, may contribute to the spread of breast cancer to the bones, researchers have shown for the first time in an animal study. Results of the study will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Race, ethnicity influence fracture risk in people with diabetes

Caucasians and Hispanics with diabetes have a greater risk of fracture compared to those without diabetes, while African Americans with diabetes have little to no additional fracture risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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A Community Roundtable

I've been lurking around Futurology for quite some time with without too much in the way of community interaction, and if you ask me that's a shame. In that vein, I say that you can never have too much discussion and the diverse set of perspectives which surely exist on this sub would do well to interact with and learn from each other. Here I encourage you to ramble and pontificate at length on y

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Why do we have wrinkly brains?

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Scientists among thousands marching to demand say on Brexit

Scientists among thousands marching to demand say on Brexit Scientists among thousands marching to demand say on Brexit, Published online: 23 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00968-3 Hundreds of thousands of people protested in London to push for a say on the terms of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.

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[Society] [Long] With all the talk recently about Universal Basic income, this passage from Caliban's War, by James S.A. Corey, stopped me in my tracks. Curious what you all think.

… Bobby was sure she saw more than the average attendance of a Red Devils game just walking on the sidewalks. She tried to imagine how many people were in the buildings that rose to vertigo-inducing heights in every direction around her, and couldn’t. Millions of people, probably in just the buildings and streets she can see. And if Martian propaganda was right, most of the people she could see r

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Even Without Mueller’s Report, Congress Had All the Facts It Needed

No matter what Attorney General William Barr reveals—or doesn’t—about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, everything Congress needed to know about Donald Trump and Russia was already clear. October 7, 2016, was the near-death experience of the Trump campaign. That Friday afternoon, David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post reported on an Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasts of grabbing

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National Puppy Day Photos

Today, March 23, has been set aside as National Puppy Day —founded in 2006 by the author Colleen Paige, and adopted by other groups and organizations since. The idea is to focus attention on puppies in need of adoption and the abuses found in puppy mills, but also to celebrate these furry little companions. In the spirit of the day, I am once more obligated to share some adorable images of pups a

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Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate

Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research suggests.

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Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate

Treating women who have thyroid antibodies, but normal thyroid function, with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research from the United Kingdom suggests. The research will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La., and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

The number of planets detected around other stars – or exoplanets – is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

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Ovary function is preserved in transgender men at one year of testosterone therapy

Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeat miscarriages

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Improved PCOS symptoms correlate with gut bacterial composition

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women's endocrine disorder. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies

Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. Results of what the researchers called "the most up-to-date and most comprehensive clinical review of endocrine effects of long-term opioid use" are being presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Ketamine: can it really be an antidepressant?

A version of the club drug licensed in the US could usher in a wave of fast-acting treatments, but experts are worried Claudia Kieffer remembers the first time she encountered the drug she describes as having “saved my life”. Eight years ago, Kieffer, who had suffered from treatment-resistant depression for decades, was given ketamine as a routine anaesthetic, as part of a post-mastectomy breast

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The Mathematical Phrase That Melts My Brain

What the heck does “three times less than” mean? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

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Synopsis: Entangled Photon Source Ticks All Boxes

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Ricky Gervais offers proof, if needed, that there is life after The Office | Rebecca Nicholson

His new show, After Life, divides opinion, except in my household I kept walking in on my partner last week quietly crying over the laptop. Not, as might be reasonable to expect, because she is stuck in an infinite current affairs loop, never knowing when she might be freed from the horrors, but because she has been watching Ricky Gervais’s new sitcom, After Life , on Netflix. “You’re not allowed

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #12

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 17 through Sat, Mar 23, 2019 Editor's Pick Tim Flannery: people are shocked about climate change but they should be angry The author and scientist, who has returned to his roots at the Australian Museum, says the world is about to see a major shift towards climate action Tim

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Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.

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USA bygger rumstation

Otte astronauter skal fra 1996 bemande Nasas kommende rumstation – et 12 meter langt rør 400 kilometer over jordoverfladen.

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Space Photos of the Week: True Colors Shining Through

From nebulae to Andromeda to candy-colored Titan, space is full of spring hues.

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All-Star Survivalists Pair Up with Amateurs | Naked and Afraid

Elite survivalists Matt Wright and Gary Golding are tested by deadly spitting cobras and territorial elephants in an African killing zone. But Matt and Gary aren't alone each must protect a novice survivalist from the threats surrounding them. Stream Full Episodes of Naked and Afraid: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Joi

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 23)

COMPUTING Racing Against China, US Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer Don Clark | The New York Times “Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called ‘exascale’ performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second. That’s roughly seven times the speed rating of the most powerful system built to date, or 1,000 times faster than the first

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Here’s how many avocados it would take to kill you

Science You really can have too much of a good thing. You really can have too much of a good thing. Case in point: have you ever asked yourself how much chocolate would do you in?

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Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets

Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The Society debuted the guideline during a press conference on the opening day of ENDO 2019, its annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes

Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say. Results of a real-world study of the hybrid closed loop insulin pump (Medtronic MiniMed 670G) will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society's annual me

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Older adults with type 1 diabetes often not aware of hypoglycemia

Older adults with type 1 diabetes typically have low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, for more than an hour a day, suggests research to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La.

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A1c test misses many cases of diabetes

Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

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Weekend reads: Controversial paper on transgender teens revised; e-cigarette maker touts study in a questionable journal; Science warns readers about monkey HIV study

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 researcher who faked earthquake data, an ambivalent co-author, and a … Continue reading Weekend reads: Controversial paper

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Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores the 4 grand effects of this unique emotion — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Awe: The Most Incredible Emotion and Its Spectacular Effects

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen explores the 4 grand effects of this unique emotion — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Northern Lights in the Northern U.S.? Maybe So, or Maybe a ‘Dud’

The most likely time the phenomenon will occur is at 11 a.m. Eastern, experts say, but it can’t be seen during the daytime. Bad weather would also hamper a sighting.

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Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk, where its keepers claim it is the only one of its kind in captivity.

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I thought I’d grieved the death of my sister – until I found this retreat

A week in Wales with a lifeboat of fellow passengers reaps surprising results I am stretched out on a mattress in front of a log fire, tears running down my face, crying for my sister, as my mother strokes my hair and whispers into my ear. I have cried many times for my sister – she died when we were children, and I am now 56 – but I’ve never been soothed like this before. It feels amazing. The w

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We Need More Videogame Folklorists

Author Wes Locher believes chronicling the offline lives of players is important. He's right.

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A Veteran’s Message to Congress: ‘I Am Not Honored. I Am Disgusted.’

It’s Time for U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan In an essay on TheAtlantic.com last week, Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall urged members of Congress to support their bipartisan joint resolution, the American Forces Going Home After Noble (AFGHAN) Service Act. The bill, they wrote, would “return our combat forces home from Afghanistan in an orderly and responsible way, while also setting a framewor

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2.1-Billion-Year-Old Tracks May Be Giant Ancient "Slime Molds" [Video]

Whatever made these structures lived 1.4 billion years before the first animals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Astronomers Find Fossils of Early Universe Stuffed in Milky Way's Bulge

Some of the oldest stars in the universe are hiding out in the Milky Way’s muffin top.

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How Smart Were Neanderthals?

Our extinct cousins have a lousy reputation that's being overturned by new discoveries.

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The ‘Caliphate’ Is Dead, but Americans Might Not Be Any Safer

The Islamic State is gone, even if only in strict geographic terms. Once estimated to span territory up to about the size of Maine, the group’s self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria has disappeared entirely in less than five years. As of early February, the group held just about a square mile on the Syrian border, and though the final assault took six weeks, the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces con

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Radio Atlantic: President Trump’s Post-Mueller Corruption Problem

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play When elected, most presidents either sell their assets or put them in a blind trust. Isolating presidents’ financial interests from their time in office has been a norm for decades: from Jimmy Carter giving up his peanut farm to Barack Obama liquidating his assets. But Donald Trump is not like most presidents. He’s sa

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New evidence on the role of the gut microbiome in improving human health

The gut microbiome is one of the fastest moving areas of science today. Twenty-three new abstracts highlighting the most cutting-edge advances in gut microbiome research will be presented at the eighth annual Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, March 23-24, 2019, in Miami, Fla.

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Safety-Obsessed Volvo Goes After Distracted, Speedy Drivers

To go with smarter safety tech, Volvo is upping its driver-monitoring efforts and putting speed limits on all its cars.

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7 Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online (2019)

We tried more than two dozen online bed-in-a-box mattresses. These are the best queen-sized memory foam, hybrid, cheap, and luxury mattresses we found.

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Big Pharma’s Go-To Defense of Soaring Drug Prices Doesn’t Add Up

How is it that pharmaceutical companies can charge patients $100,000, $200,000, or even $500,000 a year for drugs—many of which are not even curative? Abiraterone, for instance, is a drug used to treat metastatic prostate cancer. The Food and Drug Administration initially approved it in 2011 to treat patients who failed to respond to previous chemotherapy. It does not cure anyone. The research su

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 23, 2019)

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

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Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

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13,000 Years Ago, a Comet Set Earth on Fire Says Shocking New Evidence

"It's much more extreme than I ever thought."

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Under the Influence of a ‘Super Bloom’

A small town in Southern California is being swarmed by influencers and tourists seeking a rare, poppy-filled photo opportunity.

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19 Best Tech Deals on PC Gaming, Camping Gear, and More

We found a handful of great tech and outdoor discounts to peruse if you didn't already order the new iPad or Kindle.

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How Do You Pronounce Buttigieg? The Internet Counts the Ways

As the Internet falls for presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg's millennial POV, first it has to learn how to say his name.

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The Complex Carpe Diem of Jenny Lewis’s On the Line

Guitar fuzz blurs into the sound of a dial tone that’s sustained for 20 seconds, requiring listeners of the text-message era to, for once, hear and feel and think about what it means to be disconnected. So ends the title track of Jenny Lewis’s On the Line , and the trick says a lot about this terrific album by one of this millennium’s most reliable rock figures. For one thing, the retro aesthetic

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A new study shows what it might take to make AI useful in health care

Researchers used machine vision to help nurses monitor ICU patients. The way they approached their work shows the value of asking what people actually need artificial intelligence for.

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Ugens debat: Effektivitet målt på hvilken måde?

DTU Risø skal frem til sommer teste lagerevne og varmefordeling i et diabas-stenlager, som skal opvarmes til 600 grader af overskydende vindmøllestrøm. Det førte til en debat blandt læserne på ing.dk om effektivitet – og selve meningen med et sådant lager.

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Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection

Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research. A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University may have found the answer… i

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Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen

A new system devised by researchers at MIT can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use at any given time and whether any are showing signs of an imminent failure. When tested on a Coast Guard cutter, the system pinpointed a motor with burnt-out wiring that could have led to a serious onboard fire.

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A baby was born with her own twin growing inside her

Health Here's how fetus in fetu happens. The phenomenon where someone carries a twin inside them is called fetus in fetu. It happens in approximately 1 in 500,000 births.

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New Facility Aims to Capture 40 Million Trees’ Worth of CO2 Every Year

Carbon Capture A Canadian startup called Carbon Engineering says it’s secured the funding to build a futuristic facility that’ll suck as much carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere every year as 40 million trees — and its financial backers include Microsoft founder Bill Gates and several major energy companies. “This financing round — the largest of its kind into a [direct air capture] company — sh

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Women have a new weapon against postpartum depression, but it’s costly

The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural hormone to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression.

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