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Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

An international team of researchers led by NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte was studying the acoustic communications of these miniature frogs. When they discovered that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, they searched for alternative visual signals the frogs could use to communicate instead. Unexpectedly, when they shone an ultra-violet (UV) lamp on th

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Laboratorium skal betale 4,6 mio. kr. efter alvorlige fejl i vandmiljøprøver

Prøver viste i flere år, at niveauet af kvælstof og fosfor i vandmiljøet var lavere, end det egentlig var, fordi blandt andet laboratoriet ALS Danmark benyttede en uegnet analysemetode.

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Giftige stoffer i regntøj og bagepapir koster hundredvis af liv i Norden

Fluorerede stoffer slår hvert år flere hundrede ihjel, konkluderer rapport.

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New methodology enable solid state lighting to measure and self-adjust based on conditions

An article published in the SPIE journal Optical Engineering, "Arbitrary spectral matching using multi-LED lighting systems," marks a substantial advance in lighting science and technology. In their paper, the researchers announce a two-pronged approach to both measure and self-adjust the spectral power distributions (SPDs) of LED lighting systems. Their methodology demonstrates the system's abili

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Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Joaninha slammed by wind shear

One day makes a big difference when you're a tropical cyclone. On March 28, Tropical Cyclone Joaninha still maintained an eye, and on March 29, once outside winds ramped up, the storm weakened quickly. NOAA's NOAA-20 satellite provided an image of the storm that showed a large area of thunderstorms were pushed away from the center.

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Daily briefing: Common piece of lab kit could botch experiments

Daily briefing: Common piece of lab kit could botch experiments Daily briefing: Common piece of lab kit could botch experiments, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01050-8 The ubiquitous magnetic stirring bar could contaminate, the frog-killing chytrid fungus is the most destructive pathogen ever known and maybe plagiarism detectors are a just a crutch.

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World's First HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant With Living Donor Performed Successfully

The ability to use organs from living HIV-positive individuals could increase the supply available for transplant — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism

A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large.

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New plant breeding technologies for food security

An international team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, argues in a perspective article recently published in "Science" that new plant breeding technologies can contribute significantly to food security and sustainable development. Genome editing techniques in particular, such as CRISPR/Cas, could help to make agriculture more productive and environmentally friendly. The res

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Illinois professor contributes to improved care for NICU babies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Naresh Shanbhag is part of a team, led by former Illinois professor John Rogers, working to replace the wires used to monitor babies in the NICU with a patch that would allow parents to hold their little one while it's being monitored.

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Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Joaninha slammed by wind shear

One day makes a big difference when you're a tropical cyclone. On March 28, Tropical Cyclone Joaninha still maintained an eye, and on March 29, once outside winds ramped up, the storm weakened quickly. NOAA's NOAA-20 satellite provided an image of the storm that showed a large area of thunderstorms were pushed away from the center.

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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk that your baby will become obese

Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life

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Genomic analysis offers roadmap for diagnosis and treatment of a high-risk leukemia

Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is a high-risk cancer with a dismal prognosis, uncertain genetic basis and controversy surrounding the diagnosis. That is changing, thanks to research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that appears today in the journal Nature Genetics.The researchers completed the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis yet of AEL and identified six age-related subgro

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Study highlights need to increase diversity within genetic data sets

Polygenic scores developed by studying Europeans do a better job at predicting disease risk for people of European ancestry than for those of other ancestries.

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Opinion: The "Money Culture" in Academic Biomedical Research

A drive for revenue is damaging basic science.

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A New Way to Fight Cancer

Metabolic therapy is showing promise in robbing malignant cells of their primary energy source — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Trilobites: How Mosquitoes Sniff Out Your Sweat

Scientists have isolated the receptors that help the bloodthirsty insects find you.

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Trilobites: Injecting Marshmallow Peeps With Fungi, for Science

A mycologist hopes to show how a simple, silly experiment can illuminate fungal biology.

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Why Do Garfield Phones Keep Washing Up on This Beach?

Bright orange plastic novelty phones, shaped like Garfield, the grumpy cartoon cat, have littered French shores for decades. Nobody knew why, until a group of volunteers followed a tip.

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EU Wants Speed Governors, Data Recorders in Cars for 2022

Driver assist tools (lane keep assist, pedestrian detection) would be part of the EU package. For now, the proposal would not cap the top speeds cars could theoretically drive. The post EU Wants Speed Governors, Data Recorders in Cars for 2022 appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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Mini Helicopter Destined for Mars Aces Flight Tests

Dynamic Duo If all goes as planned, when NASA’s Mars 2020 rover reaches the Red Planet in February 2021, it’ll bring a tiny buddy along with it. In May 2018, NASA announced plans to create the Mars Helicopter , a four-pound autonomous rotorcraft designed to accompany the Mars 2020 rover on its upcoming mission. After nearly two months of testing, the agency announced on Thursday that the helicopt

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Chuck Wins the Toilet Bowl 500 | Street Outlaws

Watch the final moments of Farmtruck and AZN's Toilet Bowl 500 demolition derby! Stream Full Episodes of Street Outlaws: https://discovery.com/tv-shows/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/StreetOutl

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A New Way to Fight Cancer

Metabolic therapy is showing promise in robbing malignant cells of their primary energy source — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New methodology enable solid state lighting to measure and self-adjust based on conditions

An article published in the SPIE journal Optical Engineering, 'Arbitrary spectral matching using multi-LED lighting systems,' marks a substantial advance in lighting science and technology. In their paper, the researchers announce a two-pronged approach to both measure and self-adjust the spectral power distributions (SPDs) of LED lighting systems. Their methodology demonstrates the system's abili

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Study finds white sharks with high levels of mercury, arsenic and lead in their blood

Researchers found high concentrations of mercury, arsenic, and lead, in blood samples obtained from Great white sharks in South Africa. The samples had levels that would be considered toxic to many animals.

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UC researchers find ancient Maya farms in Mexican wetlands

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati used the latest technology to find evidence suggesting ancient Maya people grew surplus crops to support an active trade with neighbors up and down the Yucatan Peninsula. They will present their findings at the annual American Association of Geographers conference in Washington, D.C. The extensive croplands suggest the ancient Maya could grow surplu

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Hubble spots flock of cosmic ducks

This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a 'V' shape that somewhat resembles a flock of ducks in flight.

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Odd reaction creates a stir in the lab

Rice University chemists show how PTFE – aka Teflon – in standard lab stir bars affects a chemical reaction used to reduce nanotubes, skewing the results.

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Water on Mars is probably too cold and salty for life as we know it

Even if there is water on Mars’ surface it may be too cold and salty for life as we know it to survive there – so there is no risk of contaminating Mars with Earth microbes

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Landmarks to go dark for extinction awareness

Global landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Dubai's Burj Khalifa are set to dim their lights on Saturday to raise awareness about energy use and our planet's vanishing biodiversity.

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Odd reaction creates a stir in the lab

The stirrers that mix cream into your coffee probably don't make much difference to the drink. But in a chemistry lab, it turns out using the wrong stirrer can skew the science.

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Hubble spots flock of cosmic ducks

This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a "V" shape that somewhat resembles a flock of ducks in flight.

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Google suspended from LGBTQ equality index after failing to remove controversial app

The Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from the 2019 Corporate Equality Index after the tech conglomerate did not remove a conversion therapy app.

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The Subversive Thrills of Hanna

The title character in Hanna , played by Esme Creed-Miles in Amazon’s eight-part series, is part cartoon character, part horror movie wraith. All vast, dark eyes and heavy black hair obscuring her face, Hanna speaks softly and blinks infrequently. In the show’s first scene she’s just a baby, stolen from a sinister facility and hidden by her father (played by Joel Kinnaman) deep in the snowy Roman

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CU Anschutz study reveals exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss

The study showed successful weight-loss maintainers rely on physical activity to remain in energy balance (rather than chronic restriction of dietary intake) to avoid weight regain. Successful weight-loss maintainers are individuals who maintain a reduced body weight of 30 pounds or more for over a year. The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor's Choice articl

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Science Says: Why scientists prize plant, animal genomes

Just about every week, it seems, scientists publish the unique DNA code of some creature or plant. Just in February, they published the genome for the strawberry, the paper mulberry tree, the great white shark and the Antarctic blackfin icefish.

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Science Says: Why scientists prize plant, animal genomes

Just about every week, it seems, scientists publish the unique DNA code of some creature or plant. Just in February, they published the genome for the strawberry, the paper mulberry tree, the great white shark and the Antarctic blackfin icefish.

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Sweeping census provides new population estimate for western chimpanzees

A sweeping new census published in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimates 52,800 western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) live in eight countries in western Africa, with most of them found outside of protected areas, some of which are threatened by intense development pressures.

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The Self Is Other People – Facts So Romantic

“We’re constantly bouncing off other people and looking at other people as a mirror of us. Our very sense of who we are is intertwined with what we see when we see other people look at us.” Photograph by Saly Noémi / Fortepan / Wikicommons An oft-repeated line in A Series of Unfortunate Events , a Netflix TV show recently adapted from a book series, feels apt for the moment. “In a world too often

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Costco stops selling controversial Roundup weedkiller

Monsanto was just ordered to pay $80 million to a man who said he developed cancer as a result of using the company's weedkiller Roundup. Roundup contains the chemical glyphosate, which the World Health Organization described in 2015 as a "probable carcinogen." Costco will reportedly stop selling Roundup, and a petition is currently calling on other big retailers to do the same. None A federal ju

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Sweeping census provides new population estimate for western chimpanzees

A sweeping new census published in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimates 52,800 western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) live in eight countries in western Africa, with most of them found outside of protected areas, some of which are threatened by intense development pressures.

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April Fools hoax stories could offer clues to help identify 'fake news'

Studying April Fools hoax news stories could offer clues to spotting 'fake news' articles, new research reveals.

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Lab finds a new gene essential for making ears of corn

A team of scientists led by University of Missouri maize geneticist Paula McSteen has identified a gene essential for forming the ears in corn.

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Can we regenerate heart muscle with stem cells? | Chuck Murry

The heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the human body — a big factor in making heart failure the number one killer worldwide. What if we could help heart muscle regenerate after injury? Physician and scientist Chuck Murry shares his groundbreaking research into using stem cells to grow new heart cells — an exciting step towards realizing the awesome promise of stem cells as medicin

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Lab finds a new gene essential for making ears of corn

A team of scientists led by University of Missouri maize geneticist Paula McSteen has identified a gene essential for forming the ears in corn.

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McSteen lab finds a new gene essential for making ears of corn

The new research, which appears in the journal Molecular Plant, extends the growing biological understanding of how different parts of corn plants develop, which is important information for a crop that is a mainstay of the global food supply.

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Two new genes discovered in the developmental defects of canine enamel

In addition to humans, hereditary disorders of enamel development occur in dogs, greatly impacting their dental health and wellbeing. A recent study reveals canine enamel disorders similar to those found in humans, linking them with ENAM and ACP4, two genes previously described in humans.

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April Fools hoax stories could offer clues to help identify 'fake news'

Academic experts in natural language processing from Lancaster University who are interested in deception have compared the language used within written April Fools hoaxes and fake news stories. They have discovered that there are similarities in the written structure of humorous April Fools hoaxes — the spoof articles published by media outlets every April 1 — and malicious fake news stories.

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Researchers discover two, rare genes associated with Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified two, extremely rare genetic variants linked to Alzheimer disease (AD) for the first time.These variants, one located in the NOTCH3 gene and the other in the TREM2 gene, were observed in persons with AD but not in any of the controls.

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Smoking and mortality in Asia

In this analysis of data from 20 studies conducted in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India with more than 1 million participants, deaths associated with smoking continued to increase among men in Asia grouped by the years in which they were born. Among the study participants, there were 144,366 deaths (with 9,158 from lung cancer) during an average follow-up of almost 12 years.

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Changes in public perception of e-cigarettes, cigarettes

An analysis of data from two nationally representative surveys reports a greater proportion of US adults perceived electronic cigarettes to be as, or more, harmful than cigarettes and a decreasing proportion of US adults perceived e-cigarettes to be less harmful than cigarettes.

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People can survive organ failure, a review explores how

Although organ failure can be fatal, your kidneys, heart, and liver are prepared for this catastrophe. Emerging research supports the finding that two cell populations quickly respond and work together to restore a non-functioning, or failing, organ. First, the surviving cells go into overdrive, working to keep the organ functioning while stem-like cells replace damaged tissue. A Review published

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Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

The Chesapeake Bay—about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier—and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model.

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Call for unis and others to consider women juggling research/childcare

Offering financial aid to cover childcare costs for female academics attending conferences is one of the suggestions offered by QUT researchers who surveyed Australian women on how caring for children has affected their careers.

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The EU Approved a Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Complete Ban The European parliament voted Wednesday to support plans for the elimination of most uses of single-use plastic, ranging from cutlery and straws to coffee stirrers and plastic plates. It’s a significant step that could encourage other governments around the globe to also commit to reducing the amount of plastics that end up in landfills, waterways, and oceans — but it’s not going to

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The Saturday Profile: He Helped Create A.I. Now, He Worries About ‘Killer Robots.’

Still, Yoshua Bengio, an artificial intelligence pioneer and co-winner of this year’s prestigious A.M. Turing prize, says A.I. will prove to be a boon, if regulated.

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Final frontier: Russia develops washing machine for space

The days of astronauts packing enough clean clothes to last a whole mission could soon be over as Russia said Friday it is developing a washing machine for space.

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Boeing MCAS anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source

Boeing's MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.

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To imagine the '5G' future, revisit our recent wireless past

The mobile industry is cranking up its hype machine for sleek new "5G" networks that it says will make your phone and everything else faster and wonderful. If you believe the marketing.

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Hollow structures in 3D

Freiburg researchers succeed in printing channel structures in glass.

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Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles

One important requirement to see quantum effects is to remove all thermal energy from the particle motion, i.e. to cool it as close as possible to absolute zero temperature. Researchers at the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are now one step closer to reaching this goal by demonstrating a new method for cooling levitated na

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Clinical trial finds therapy to be well-tolerated in patients with aggressive brain tumour

A phase I clinical trial that set out to assess the safety of a new combination therapy for a type of aggressive brain tumour has found the treatment to be well tolerated in patients.

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A new accurate computational method designed to enhance drug target stability

Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), and the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a new computational method for the design of thermally stable G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) that are of great help in creating new drugs. The method has already proved useful in obtaining the structur

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Research into tropical eye worm yields new tests to assess safety of anti-filarial drugs

Researchers at the LSTM's Centre for Drugs and Diagnostics, and University of Buea, Cameroon have developed new models of the tropical eye worm, Loa loa for the development of new drugs against filariasis.

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New study models the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland

Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.

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The mystery of touch and how we feel about it

The mechanism of tactile sensation has not yet been solved though it is the basic sense of humans. NITech scientists investigated its mechanism and found the important cues in touch could be different for each person. When humans evaluate the roughness, different individuals weigh skin vibration information, spatial information, and other mechanical properties differently. The goal is to establish

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Poor lung function in shorter people linked to increased risk of heart disease

Results from a study led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London has found that an association between shorter stature and higher risk of heart disease is mainly attributed to our lungs.

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Sweeping census provides new population estimate for western chimpanzees

A sweeping new census published in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimates 52,800 western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) live in eight countries in western Africa, with most of them found outside of protected areas, some of which are threatened by intense development pressures.

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What Thailand’s long-awaited election could mean for science

What Thailand’s long-awaited election could mean for science What Thailand’s long-awaited election could mean for science, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01003-1 Reforms made by the previous military junta mean science is likely to remain a priority for whoever forms a government.

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Readers Remember W. S. Merwin

In Memory of W. S. Merwin On March 15, W. S. Merwin—the Pulitzer Prize–winning former U.S. poet laureate—died at the age of 91. On TheAtlantic.com, Annika Neklason and Walt Hunter wrote about the impact of Merwin’s words. Neklason focused on Merwin’s poems that were published in The Atlantic . Many of his early poems in the magazine, she wrote, are “weighted with melancholy expectations of a prem

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A DNA Company Wants You to Help Catch Criminals

Give us your DNA. Help catch a criminal. That’s the message of a recent ad from the genetic testing company Family Tree DNA . The video stars Ed Smart, whose daughter Elizabeth Smart was abducted at age 14, exhorting viewers to upload their DNA profiles to the company’s website. Not so long ago, DNA-testing companies were known only for their promise to unlock medical secrets or trace family hist

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The first known fossil of a Denisovan skull has been found in a Siberian cave

A new fossil and evidence that the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago only add to Denisovans’ mystery.

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A Bus-Sized Robot Will Soon Be Mining the Ocean Floor

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The Indefatigable Spirit of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda was a peerless giant of French cinema. Her diminutive stature and impish personality could bely the breadth of her influence, but there’s no ignoring the sheer artistry of the movies she made over the past six decades, spanning entire movements in film history that she helped pioneer. Varda died Thursday night at the age of 90 after a short battle with cancer; just this year, she had

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The Books Briefing: As the Good Book Says

Faith, for many people, is a deeply personal thing: a set of spiritual beliefs that are inseparable from one’s identity. At the same time, especially in the context of organized religion, faith is defined by social customs—and this combination of private passion and public practice can sometimes be fraught. In one recent book, Jemar Tisby confronts racial divisions within his own evangelical Chri

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One of the 'Rarest Butterflies Ever' May Have Been a Moth All Along

A species description from more than two centuries ago has fooled scientists until now

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Listen: How did people start consuming coffee?

What gives coffee its kick? How did such a bitter shrub become a part of the human diet? Cassandra Quave, an ethnobotanist, herbarium curator, and assistant professor at Emory University, has the answers. Quave’s research focuses on analyzing wild plants used in traditional cultures for food and medicine to combat some of the greatest challenges we face today in medicine: antibiotic-resistant inf

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Our mysterious cousins—the Denisovans—may have mated with modern humans as recently as 15,000 years ago

Genomic data from New Guineans suggest late mixing of archaic group with modern humans

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Researchers discovered a new targetable vulnerability in breast cancer cells

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet have discovered new molecular mechanisms of breast cancer cell signaling that contribute to aggressive behavior of cancer cells.

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Amazon rainforest could become US-China trade war casualty, experts warn

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could accelerate as a result of the US-China trade war, University of Edinburgh researchers have warned.

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Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified

There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population — a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated from the Nordic region or adjacent parts of Northern Europe, new genetic research from Uppsala University shows.

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How do species adapt to their surroundings?

Several fish species can change sex as needed. Other species adapt to their surroundings by living long lives — or by living shorter lives and having lots of offspring. The greater the ability of an average individual to change, the longer that individual will live, researchers found.

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Low-loss, all-fiber system for strong and efficient coupling between distant atoms

Scientists developed a coupled-cavities quantum electrodynamics (QED) system, in which two nanofiber cavity-QED systems are coherently connected by a meter-long, low-loss optical fiber. This may be an important step towards the physical implementation of a cavity QED-based quantum network and distributed quantum computation.

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Live cell imaging: 'Green Glifons' for real-time monitoring of glucose metabolism

A collaborative study between Tokyo Tech and the University of Tokyo reports a series of green fluorescent protein-based glucose indicators that will aid investigations of energy metabolism in living cells. Named Green Glifons, these indicators are the first of their kind designed to be suitable for live imaging of mammalian cells and for simultaneous imaging alongside other color indicators.

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Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open.

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Kicking goals for kids with autism

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that's training coaches how to best achieve results for students with autism.

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Call for unis and others to consider women juggling research/childcare

Offering financial aid to cover childcare costs for female academics attending conferences is one of the suggestions offered by QUT researchers who surveyed Australian women on how caring for children has affected their careers. They also recommend institutions and funding bodies that use publication and citation benchmarks as a key criteria for appointment, promotion and the awarding of grants sh

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Major step towards individual cancer immunotherapy

Medicine has great hopes for personalised cancer immunotherapy. The idea is to have a vaccine prompt the immune system to fight a tumour. Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a method that allows them to determine which molecules are suited to patient-specific immunisation.

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How to free the trapped radicals from the carboxyl?

The removal of carboxyl groups and the release of alkyl radical fragments from the tight binding of carboxyl groups are one of the most interesting and promising directions in organic synthesis, especially in the field of new drug synthesis. Scientists around the world designed various catalysts try to solve this challenge. Young scientists from University of Science and Technology of China has ma

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Researchers discover the source of new neurons in brain's hippocampus

Researchers have shown, in mice, that one type of stem cell that makes adult neurons is the source of this lifetime stock of new cells in the hippocampus. These findings may help neuroscientists figure out how to maintain youthful conditions for learning and memory, and repair and regenerate parts of the brain after injury and aging.

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Vrede borgere sætter havvindmøller i Vesterhavet på pause

Det svenske energiselskab Vattenfall må vente med byggeriet af to havvindmølleparker uden for den vestjyske kyst.

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In the Aftermath of Cyclone Idai, Mozambique Braces for Cholera

Far from the vaccination issues besieging the United States and Europe, Mozambique — located on Africa’s southwest coast — is preparing to launch a mass immunization campaign against cholera after a cyclone earlier this month left thousands of people without access to clean water.

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Undrede du dig også? Der var ikke sennepsgas på Fynske Motorvej

Det var ikke sennepsgas, men indhold fra en skibstank, der blev spildt på motorvej.

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New way of optical visualization of nano objects proposed

High-resolution optical microscopy methods promise breakthroughs in materials science, biology, and medicine. Today, their possibilities basically reach those of scanning electron microscopy.

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Why people (and chimps) throw temper tantrums

Humans throw temper tantrums when they feel frustrated, lose power, or sense a threat to their status or security. Chimpanzees exhibit the same behavior; alpha male chimps who lose their status throw tantrums to elicit sympathy from their group, hoping to have their power restored. But that tactic almost never works, notes primatologist Frans de Waal. An important lesson for humans from chimps. M

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The Steele Dossier Set the Stage for a Mueller Letdown

The seeds of the disappointment that many adversaries of Donald Trump felt this week, when Attorney General William Barr published his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, were sown in January 2017, with the publication of what would become known as the Steele dossier. Less than two weeks before Trump’s inauguration, CNN reported on the existence of a memo summarizing intell

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Five Editors and Staff Writers Joining The Atlantic’s Politics, Global, and Culture Sections

As The Atlantic continues its newsroom expansion, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and executive editor Adrienne LaFrance announced today five new editors and reporters joining the Politics , Culture , and Global teams: Helen Lewis and Tom McTague as staff writers with The Atlantic ’s bureau in London; Shirley Li as a staff writer covering culture, based in Los Angeles; and on Politics, John Hend

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Scientists Grew Artificial Blood Vessels from Cadaver Cells

Damage Control Today, doctors have just a few options for replacing a person’s damaged blood vessels , none of which are ideal. They can harvest blood vessels from a donor, but the recipient’s body might reject them, and if they choose to use synthetic vessels, they have to deal with the increased risk of infection or inflammation. Four years ago, a team of researchers launched a phase 2 clinical

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Four food pranks for office life on April 1

DIY Be amusing, not irritating. We love pranks as much as anybody, but in an office environment there’s a fine line between funny and annoying. That’s why we’ve drawn up this short list of simple,…

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The future is here, and it kind of sucks

"The future will be so brilliant! Just you wait. Everything's going to be much more efficient, it'll be cheaper, since everything cost less and processes are more efficient, everyone will be paid more, and be paid fairly. Business will thrive" Anyone remember hearing all of this? Guess what, it's the future… and it really sucks. The 'efficient' shopping experience is far from ideal Retail store

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A Bus-Sized Robot Will Soon Be Mining the Ocean Floor

Four kilometers below sea level between Mexico and Hawaii sit vast deposits of rare metals central to technologies like renewable energy and computing . The deposits have long enticed entrepreneurs while confounding engineers tasked with finding ways of extracting the metals. Now, a bus-sized robot is aiming to prove that it may hold the key to gathering the potato-sized, metal-rich nodules sitti

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Podcast Recap (March 2019): Closing the Critical Thinking Gap and Igniting Your Character Strengths

The Psychology Podcast recap for March 2019 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019 Mazda3 AWD Review: Best Sub-$30K Sporty Hatchback You’ll Drive

You'll love the Mazda3 hatchback the more you drive it. Eight inches shorter than the sedan, the hatchback holds its own on cargo capacity and rear seat room. G-Vectoring Plus is another step forward. The post 2019 Mazda3 AWD Review: Best Sub-$30K Sporty Hatchback You’ll Drive appeared first on ExtremeTech .

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How Lyft’s Ride-Sharing Business Works (And Doesn’t)

Lyft became a public company today, valued at around $24 billion, which is a lot for a company that’s never made money, may never make money, and in fact lost nearly a billion dollars last year. As the company itself noted in its SEC filing , “We have incurred net losses each year since our inception and we may not be able to achieve or maintain profitability in the future.” So, why are investors

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The Songsmiths of Sesame Street

Every week, The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic ’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks to two former Sesame Street songwriters, who co-wrote many songs for the children’s program in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, including perhaps the show’s best-known tune, “Put Down the Duckie.” They went

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4 things we’ll learn from the first closeup image of a black hole

Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they hope to find out.

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Energiminister: Det vil være meget uansvarligt at droppe Viking Link

PLUS. Englands-kabel har stadig fuld opbakning fra energiminister Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

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'I want snow for Christmas:' Students demand climate action

Thousands of students skipped school Friday to take to the streets of the German capital as part of a growing worldwide youth movement urging governments to take faster action against climate change.

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Protest measurement: count me in

Bias gets in the way when it comes to using tools to accurately estimate crowd sizes

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‘Ching, wap, ox’: slang interpreters decipher texts for court evidence

Police struggling with shifting meanings of youth dialect have enlisted slang translators Do you know your “tum-tum” from your “ching” and your “corn” from your “gwop” (gun, knife, ammunition and money)? Neither do police and prosecutors, who have begun consulting a linguistics professor to help decipher urban slang and drill lyrics used as evidence in criminal investigations. The complexity of i

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University of Hawaii team records self-destructing asteroid

University of Hawaii at Manoa Institute for Astronomy researchers discovered that asteroid Gault has begun to slowly disintegrate. The crumbling was first detected earlier this year.

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Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

The Chesapeake Bay — about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier — and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model.

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Trilobites: Volcanoes! Lightning! And Radioactive Gas, Too

Studying radon’s role in the electrification of plumes above volcanoes could help people anticipate the damage resulting from eruptions, scientists say.

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Tropical disease to ride mosquitoes really far north

Nearly half a billion more people could be at risk for contracting mosquito-borne diseases in the next 30 years as a result of climate change. Locales where tropical disease are currently unknown—Canada and parts of Northern Europe, for instance—will become prime real estate for the yellow fever mosquito ( Aedes aegypti ) and the tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus ), researchers warn. That means g

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New study models the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland

Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.

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Quantum physics and origami for the ultimate get-well card

The bizarre optical properties of tiny metal particles — smaller than light waves — can be captured on paper to detect even a single target molecule in a test sample. These hyper-sensitive testing devices could be assembled and customized at the point of use in low-resource environments, with virtually limitless applications spanning medicine, forensics, manufacturing and environmental safety.

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Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may play opposite roles in childhood asthma

Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research.

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Pain, pain go away: New tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines

Researchers have teamed up with educators, public health practitioners and grade seven students in Ontario to develop and implement a new approach to delivering school-based vaccines that improves student experience.

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Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb — which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as preeclampsia — may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests.

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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia

Neuroscientists have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments. Schizophrenia, which affects around seven people in 1,000, is a poorly understood group of mental disorders that disrupt cognition and behavior. The precise neurological cause of schizophrenia is unknown and the development of

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Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

An international team of researchers was studying the acoustic communications of certain miniature frogs. When they discovered that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, they searched for alternative visual signals the frogs could use to communicate instead. Unexpectedly, when they shone an ultra-violet (UV) lamp on the frogs, their backs and heads glowed intensely.

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New study models the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland

Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.

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Hubble reveals birth of giant storm on Neptune

Hubble reveals birth of giant storm on Neptune Hubble reveals birth of giant storm on Neptune, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00995-0 Vortex extends deep into the atmosphere of the blue planet.

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Just add heat to open this tiny box

Researchers have designed two types of nano-sized building blocks that can automatically connect into cubes and scramble back into individual components based on the temperature of their environment. This accomplishment is another step towards chemical systems that more realistically mimic life. 'Imagine mixing two liquids together, like ink and water. They will automatically do the simple chemica

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Home-based tools can help assess dementia risk and progression

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to assess cognitive function and decline in participants over the age of 75.

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Introducing a kinder, gentler way to blow holes in cells

Getting big molecules into cells isn't easy, and it isn't easy on the cells, either. Bulk electroporation blows holes throughout the cell and can kill many of them. Viruses like AAV have limited capacity for macromolecules like Cas9, and lentivirus has safety issues. A new, gentler form of electroporation, called nanoEP, causes less trauma to cells and is more efficient, potentially boosting deliv

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Fungal disease threatens hundreds of amphibian species worldwide

A new international study is the first to determine the comprehensive global impact of the deadly fungal disease chytridiomycosis — and the news is not good. The disease, which eats away at the skin of amphibians such as frogs, toads and salamanders, has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species–including 90 extinctions — within the past 50 years, according to the f

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Data reveals the value of an assist in basketball

A player drives to the basket. As the defense collapses, he passes the ball to his teammate, anchored at the corner, for the open three-point shot.

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Spacewalking astronauts replace more station batteries (Update)

Spacewalking astronauts hustled through battery hookups outside the International Space Station on Friday in a major upgrade of the solar power grid.

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Scientists to take 1.5m-year-old ice samples for climate research

East Antarctica drilling project will give snapshot of Earth’s atmosphere and climate Scientists are planning to extract ice samples from more than 1.5m years ago in a bid to discover more about our ancient climate – and hopefully learn more about our future climate. The Beyond Epica project plans to extract samples from the bottom of a 2.75km-thick ice sheet in East Antarctica. The ice cores wil

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Mathematicians have found a new way to multiply two numbers together

The multiplication you learn at school is too slow for computers, so mathematicians are always searching for better methods. Now they have found one

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Vape Nation: Vaping Is Bad, Kids

The Surgeon General declared youth e-cigarette use to be an epidemic, but many vaping communities online downplay the risks. What does the evidence show?

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For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort

Flooding in the Midwest, triggered by an intense "bomb cyclone," has devastated parts of the region, which has been plagued by flood events in recent decades.

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Aggressive and violent abductors are found to be more equipped to abduct children

The more violent and prepared a would-be child abductor is, the more vulnerable victims are to being taken, new research has found.

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Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles

When a particle is completely isolated from its environment, the laws of quantum physics start to play a crucial role. One important requirement to see quantum effects is to remove all thermal energy from the particle motion, i.e. to cool it as close as possible to absolute zero temperature. Researchers at the University of Vienna, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Massachusetts Institute o

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Jagten på gravitationsbølger sker nu med fornyet styrke og sensitivitet

PLUS. Efter en større opgradering er gravitationsbølgeobservatorier i USA og Europa nu klar til at opfange svagere rystelser i rumtiden end tidligere. En ny måleserie skydes officielt i gang 1. april.

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Testing Einstein's equivalence principle near a supermassive black hole

The GRAVITY Collaboration, a team of researchers at several renowned institutes including the Max Planck Institute, LESIA Paris Observatory and the European Southern Observatory, has recently tested part of the Einstein Equivalence Principle, namely the local positon invariance (LPI), near the galactic center supermassive black hole. Their study, published on Physics Review Letters (PRL), investig

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Catastrophic failure of Earth's global systems led to the extinction of the dinosaurs – we may yet go the same way

"Why did the dinosaurs die out?" The consensus, among palaeontologists and dinosaur crazy seven-year-olds alike, seems to be that about 66m years ago a 10km diameter asteroid crashed into what is now Central America. It raised up a cloud of dust and ash that spread across the upper atmosphere, blocking out the sun, cooling the Earth and destroying the ozone layer that protects life from harmful co

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Researcher reveals harm in humiliating others

First, came the selfie. Then, came stranger shaming.

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Image: The Bosphorus Strait, Turkey

Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, this image shows the narrow strait that connects eastern Europe to western Asia: the Bosphorus in northwest Turkey. The image contains satellite data stitched together from three radar scans acquired on 2 June, 8 July and 13 August 2018.

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Get her off my screen – female reality contestants prove unpopular with viewers

Female contestants in the reality show Big Brother are unpopular among viewers in countries across the globe, according to a new study.

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Probiotics can evolve inside the body

Probiotics can evolve inside the body and have the potential to become less effective and sometimes even harmful, new research finds. Researchers studying a strain of Escherichia coli ( E. coli ) bacteria for sale in Europe as an anti-diarrheal probiotic found that the bacteria’s DNA changed and they developed new capabilities after living in mice’s intestines for a few weeks. “There is no microb

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Just add heat to open this tiny box: Nanocubes automatically connect, disassemble at different temperatures

Researchers have designed two types of nano-sized building blocks that can automatically connect into cubes and scramble back into individual components based on the temperature of their environment. This accomplishment is another step towards chemical systems that more realistically mimic life.

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Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified

There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated from the Nordic region or adjacent parts of Northern Europe, new genetic research from Uppsala University shows.

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Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified

There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially in Norway. These wolves appear to have originated from the Nordic region or adjacent parts of Northern Europe, new genetic research from Uppsala University shows.

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No Pain, and No Worries?

The FAAH ( fatty acid amide hydrolase ) enzyme system has provided a number of headlines over the years. FAAH itself is involved in the brain’s endocannabinoid system – it clears neurotransmitters like anandamide – and a number of other biologically important hydroxyethylamide and acyltaurines. So the potential for inhibitors of it in analgesia has attracted a lot of notice, as does any new mecha

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Researchers print channel structures in quartz glass

Quartz glass is the preferred material for applications that require long-term use because of its high chemical and mechanical stability and excellent optical properties. The engineer Prof. Dr. Bastian E. Rapp from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg and his team have developed the Glassomer process, a method that enables scientists to shape glass like

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KMD betaler 200 millioner i erstatning for kuldsejlet EFI-system

Kompensationen består af en betaling til skatteministeriet på 100 millioner kroner og rabatter på eksisterende kontrakter.

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Canon courts snap it and stick it photographers with Ivy Cliq instant cameras

Though many of us will be satisfied with the immediate image gratification offered by our smartphone cameras, we can't easily print out snaps and stick them to a fridge door. That's where …

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Block key gene to treat triple-negative breast cancer?

Researchers have identified a specific gene involved in the cancer stem cell (CSC) population process of triple-negative breast cancer. Blocking the gene’s action improves tumor response to chemotherapy, according to a new study in Cell Death & Disease . The findings illustrate a potential new way to treat incurable triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is the most aggressi

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Expert discusses alternatives to pesticides

A researcher at the University of Arizona has discovered compounds derived from Photorhabdus, an insect pathogenic bacterium, that have antimicrobial and nematicidal properties that can potentially replace chemical pesticides.

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Expert discusses alternatives to pesticides

A researcher at the University of Arizona has discovered compounds derived from Photorhabdus, an insect pathogenic bacterium, that have antimicrobial and nematicidal properties that can potentially replace chemical pesticides.

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First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska's North Slope

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the first-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine (crested 'duck-billed' dinosaur) from the Arctic — part of the skull of a lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Liscomb Bonebed (71-68 Ma) found on Alaska's North Slope. The discovery proves

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Joe Sanberg Dares Trump to Call Him a Socialist

AMES, Iowa—Joe Sanberg thinks there just might be a long-shot presidential campaign for him if he can roll his unique attributes together: growing up poor, succeeding in business, making millions on Wall Street, embracing progressive values, and celebrating his Jewish heritage. Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, increasing corporate regulation, and investing in food stamps and Medicaid to help

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The Highwaymen Is a Pleasant Throwback of a Movie

What do you call a film that takes place too recently to be considered a Western, but not recently enough to be a neo-Western? A late-period Western? A retro-neo-Western? A mid-Western? Whichever term you prefer, feel free to attach it to the Netflix movie The Highwaymen , currently enjoying a small theatrical run and, as of Friday, streaming on the service. A tale of hard men chasing outlaws acr

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Ninja Is Being Immortalized on a Red Bull Can

If this isn't massive crossover success, nothing is.

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Forældre spørger sjældent om lov: Børn synes, det er 'træls' og 'pinligt' at blive delt på sociale medier

Børns Vilkår og Center for Digital Pædagogik møder mange børn, der forsøger at sige fra.

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20 years on, The Matrix has more to say about philosophy than science

One of the most successful science fiction films of all time mines Plato and Descartes among others. Richard Colledge from the Australian Catholic University explains.

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Watch this kangaroo rat kick a rattlesnake in the face

Kung fu rodents foil four in five attacks

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A women-driven sustainability group gives Philadelphians new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle

On a recent Wednesday evening, nine entrepreneurs—from glass blowers to composters to kombucha makers—gathered at the Resource Exchange in Kensington to address a crowd of mostly 20- and 30-something women sipping mixed drinks through biodegradable paper revolved around the circular economy, a system that aims to minimize waste through reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials.

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Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

Physicists have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions — hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. The team reports that in the first month of observations, the experiment detected no sign of axions within the mass range of 0.31 to 8.3 nanoelectronvolts. This means that axions within this mass range either don't exist or th

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Bacteria partners with virus to cause chronic wounds

A common bacterial pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces a virus that substantially increases the pathogen's ability to infect us, according to a new study.

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Copycat fungus deceives immune system and deactivates body's response to infection

Fungus can imitate signals from our immune system and prevent our body from responding to infection, new research has found.

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Harnessing T-cell 'stemness' could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A new study sheds light on one way tumors may continue to grow despite the presence of cancer-killing immune cells. The findings suggest a way to enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapies for cancer treatment.

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Scientists find brain mechanism that naturally combats overeating

Studying a brain region involved in memory, researchers discovered a set of neurons that help mice control their appetite.

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Invasive crayfish sabotages its own success, study says

Understanding when and why invasive species populations crash could help managers decide when and where to apply control efforts. After all, invasive species cost the US economy more than $120 billion dollars annually in control and lost grazing, crop yield, and tourism revenue. Could land managers simply wait out some invasions? A new study aims to find out.

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Schizophrenia: 30 genes under suspicion

A research group has identified 30 genes associated with schizophrenia. The team was able to show which pathological changes in the brain and behavioral abnormalities are triggered by these genes.

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Stabilizing ends of chromosomes could treat age-related disease

A study has uncovered a new strategy that can potentially treat age-related disease and decline. The report shows that restoring the activity of a class of enzymes called sirtuins with a small compound stabilized telomeres and reduced DNA damage, which in turn improved liver disease in a mouse model. This study suggests that maintaining telomere length might help sustain the regenerative capacity

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First ever living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant

For the first time, a person living with HIV has donated a kidney to a transplant recipient also living with HIV. A multidisciplinary team completed the living donor HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant on March 25, 2019. The doctors say both the donor and the recipient are doing well.

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Forslag: Byg nyt IDA-hus i Aarhus

Næsten halvdelen af IDAs medlemmer bor i Jylland og på Fyn. Derfor bør provinsen have sit eget IDA-hus, når foreningen om føje år skal bruge mere plads på grund af medlemsvækst. Den jyske hovedstad er et oplagt sted, mener Ingeniørlisten

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Facebook beefs up political ad rules ahead of EU election

Facebook said Friday it's further tightening up requirements for European Union political advertising, in its latest efforts to prevent foreign interference and increase transparency ahead of …

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"East Virginia" / "John Brown's Dream" | Nora Brown

In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: "East Virginia" and "John Brown's Dream." An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo's evolution.

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Shadows on the Moon – a tale of ephemeral beauty, humans and hubris

Between 1969 and 1972, a new type of archaeological site was created. For the first time, human bodies and the technology needed to sustain them altered the landscape of another world. The astronauts from the six Apollo missions left a suite of space-age artefacts behind on the lunar surface. And not only that: the missions brought to the moon new kinds of shadows, cast by machines and bodies and

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Using an organocatalyst to stereocontrol polymerization

A pair of researchers at the University of North Carolina has developed a way to use an organocatalyst to stereocontrol polymerization. In their paper published in the journal Science, A. J. Teator and F. A. Leibfarth describe the process and outline some ways the results could be used. Jeffrey Foster and Rachel O'Reilly with the University of Birmingham have published a Perspectives piece on the

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Brightening perovskite LEDs with photonic crystals

All inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite semiconductors exhibit great potential for nanolasers, light emitting diodes and solar cells due to their unique properties, including low threshold, high quantum efficiency and low cost. However, the high material refractive index of perovskite semiconductors hinders light extraction efficiency for photonic and illumination applications.

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Researchers find that the sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

The sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen's University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.

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Consumers view nutrition and health claims differently than regulators

Consumers may not consciously differentiate nutrition and health claims on foods in the way that regulatory experts do, new research reports.

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Studying reintroduction of bull trout with simulations

A multi-institutional team of researchers has assessed how environmental, demographic, and genetic factors play a role in the reintroduction of bull trout in Washington State.

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Tiny optical elements could one day replace traditional refractive lenses

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and optoelectronic devices.

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Feather mites may help clean birds' plumage, study shows

Feather mites help to remove bacteria and fungi from the feathers of birds, according to a new study. In fact, the relationship between these mites and their hosts could be considered mutualism, with bird feathers collecting food for mites to eat and mites providing the birds with healthier plumage.

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CFCS svarer på lovforslagsbekymringer: Intet påbud om adgang til stationære data

Center for Cybersikkerhed afviser, at organisationen som følge af et nyt lovforslag vil kunne tiltvinge sig adgang til eksempelvis data på en server i en privat virksomhed.

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New species of mastodon discovered in California

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered a new species of mastodon. In their paper uploaded to the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ, the group describes discovering the new species and why it has only just been found.

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Keeping plants nourished: The workings of a photosynthesis backup system

Photosynthesis is how plants 'make their food' and feed the rest of the planet. The key ingredient in that recipe is carbon. So, the process captures energy from the sun, which is then used to tear away carbon from atmospheric CO2.

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Krybdyr med boble-hoved holder vejret under vand i 16 minutter

Ved hjælp af en særlig luftboble kan en anole fra Costa Rica holde vejret i lange perioder.

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Keeping plants nourished: The workings of a photosynthesis backup system

Photosynthesis is how plants 'make their food' and feed the rest of the planet. The key ingredient in that recipe is carbon. So, the process captures energy from the sun, which is then used to tear away carbon from atmospheric CO2.

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Climate extremes hitting maize production could become the new norm by 2020

Even with an increase in global temperatures of just 1.5 °C, the worst production losses experienced by maize producers so far are likely to become increasingly frequent.

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Five things to consider before speed limiters are added to cars

The recent announcement that EU rules for fitting speed limiters to new cars from 2022 will be adopted by the UK was welcomed by many, including the European Transport Safety Council, as a move that will save lives. However, not everyone is convinced by this "guardian angel" technology.

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Facebook beefs up political ad rules ahead of EU election

Facebook said Friday it's further tightening up requirements for European Union political advertising, in its latest efforts to prevent foreign interference and increase transparency ahead of bloc-wide voting in May.

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Runners: There’s no ‘magic number’ for steps per minute

Running at a prescribed, one-size-fits-all “optimal” cadence doesn’t play as big a role in speed and efficiency as once thought, report researchers. Since the 1980s, when running coach Jack Daniels noted that the step rate for runners in the 1984 Olympics was about 180 per minute, it’s been widely touted as a means to reduce injury or improve speed, says Geoff Burns, an elite marathoner and a doc

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What 'Big Data' reveals about the diversity of species

Big data and large-scale analyses are critical for biodiversity research to find out how animal and plant species are distributed worldwide and how ecosystems function. The necessary data may come from many sources: museum collections, biological literature, and local databases. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have investigated how this wealth of knowledge can best be integrated so that

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The FDA is finally updating its decades-old mammogram standards

Health Radiologists must now report a patient's breast density, which can complicate diagnosis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that it is proposing regulations which would require that patient reports include additional information about…

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What 'Big Data' reveals about the diversity of species

Big data and large-scale analyses are critical for biodiversity research to find out how animal and plant species are distributed worldwide and how ecosystems function. The necessary data may come from many sources: museum collections, biological literature, and local databases. Researchers at the University of Göttingen have investigated how this wealth of knowledge can best be integrated so that

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From the bronze age to food cans, here's how tin changed humanity

Mention tin and most people would think of the typical tin can, used to preserve foods you store in your cupboards. Tin is used here to help protect the can against corrosion (although not all cans today contain tin).

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India Goes Electric With Battery-Swapping Rickshaws

Because even an electric autorickshaw can be out of reach for many, SUN Mobility is trying a different tack to clean up India's air.

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SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth

The design for SpaceX's Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting to come together. Over the holidays, sections of the Starship Hopper (a miniature version of the Starship) were photographed at the company's South Texas Launch Site. By mid-January, the parts were fully integrated, forming the body of the stainless-steel prototype that would test the spacecraft's overall architecture.

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Image of the Day: Wiggles and Squirms

An artificially intelligent program tracks the motion of infants to help doctors look for links to disorders with abnormal motions.

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Fossils show recovery from extinction event helped shape evolutionary history

Ancient sea-floor dwellers are providing new clues about how mass extinctions steer life's evolutionary history, according to scientists.

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Cardi B Didn’t Invent ‘Okurrr,’ but That Might Not Matter to a Trademark Judge

Cardi B, as first reported last week in The Blast , recently filed paperwork to trademark her signature exclamation, “Okurrr!”—a playful variation of okay topped off with a trilled r . The news has been met with reactions ranging from astonishment to outrage. Whenever reports circulate about someone seeking to trademark a high-profile buzzword or catchphrase, misunderstandings about the trademark

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How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe

On the morning of Aug. 17, 2017, after traveling for more than a hundred million years, the aftershocks from a massive collision in a galaxy far, far away finally reached Earth.

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Fossils show recovery from extinction event helped shape evolutionary history

Ancient sea-floor dwellers are providing new clues about how mass extinctions steer life's evolutionary history, according to scientists.

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5 European companies that are (really) advancing AI

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For første gang i Danmark: Fire kæmpevindmøller opføres helt uden støtte

Landets første vindmøllepark uden offentligt tilskud kommer til at stå i Hirtshals, hvor de skal skabe strøm til 16.000 husstande.

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Robot discovers that lying about a betrayal helps to rebuild trust

Robots can regain our trust after a betrayal by lying about it, according to a video game experiment with humans and robots

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Scientists trial drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

Researchers are trialling the use of drones to monitor coffee plant health in Thailand in a bid to prevent the spread of disease.

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Scientists trial drones to protect coffee plants from devastating fungal disease

Researchers are trialling the use of drones to monitor coffee plant health in Thailand in a bid to prevent the spread of disease.

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Why pay transparency alone won't eliminate the persistent wage gap between men and women

No matter how you slice the data, women in the U.S. earn a lot less than men.

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Researcher studies new camera-in-a-capsule method of examining a horse's gut

Horses are notorious for belly ailments. Over the course of a lifetime, chances are good a horse will suffer at least once from some kind of gastrointestinal (GI) problem, with severity ranging from mild to life threatening.

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Researcher studies new camera-in-a-capsule method of examining a horse's gut

Horses are notorious for belly ailments. Over the course of a lifetime, chances are good a horse will suffer at least once from some kind of gastrointestinal (GI) problem, with severity ranging from mild to life threatening.

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Därför uppstår vårdskador i ambulansen

Landets första kartläggning av patientsäkerheten i ambulanssjukvården har genomförts av forskare från Högskolan i Borås. Syftet har varit att mäta riskerna i ambulansen. Trettio journaler i månader under ett års tid, har lottats ut från tre områden: en storstad, ett mixat område och en glesbygd. Totalt har 1 080 journaler analyserats utifrån 11 punkter, så kallade ”trigger tools”. I analysen avgj

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At long last, Gmail’s swipe actions are coming to iOS

With its latest update, Gmail’s iOS app finally lets you customize what happens when you swipe your emails. Five different actions are supported, including archiving or deleting …

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Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

In 1998 former tech consultant Hank Eskin launched a campaign to track dollar bills. Through the "Where's George?" initiative, dollars were stamped with messages about the currency tracking project, and people were instructed to enter their zip codes and the serial number found on the stamped bills into a database, before handing over the currency.

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Researchers tap uncommon – and valuable – pristine air to reveal pollution's impact

Five years ago, in March 2014, researchers spent three hours packed aboard a steamy Gulfstream-1 research aircraft as it zig-zagged between pristine air over the Amazon rainforest and polluted air nearby. It was like a trip back (and forth) through time, as scientists weaved between the two vastly different settings, snagging air samples characteristic of today's industrial environment as well as

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Hey, Google and Alexa: Parents worry voice assistants can listen in on kids, survey finds

You're cool chatting up Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Siri and having each come alive when you utter the "Alexa," "Hey, Google" or "Hey, Siri" wake words.

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Else Smith: »Ja, jeg er jobsøgende«

Vicedirektør på Hvidovre og Amager Hospital stopper med øjeblikkelig virkning

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Probe shines light on overactive immune cells to help detect, treat certain cancers, autoimmune diseases

One frustration for doctors and patients dealing with certain cancers and autoimmune diseases is that they know the cause, but they don't know how to reduce its effects in the body.

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A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering

A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41357-0 A coupled microscopy approach to assess the nano-landscape of weathering

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K336I mutant actin alters the structure of neighbouring protomers in filaments and reduces affinity for actin-binding proteins

K336I mutant actin alters the structure of neighbouring protomers in filaments and reduces affinity for actin-binding proteins K336I mutant actin alters the structure of neighbouring protomers in filaments and reduces affinity for actin-binding proteins, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41795-w K336I mutant actin alters the structure of neighbouring protomers in filaments a

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Massive benthic litter funnelled to deep sea by flash-flood generated hyperpycnal flows

Massive benthic litter funnelled to deep sea by flash-flood generated hyperpycnal flows Massive benthic litter funnelled to deep sea by flash-flood generated hyperpycnal flows, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41816-8 Massive benthic litter funnelled to deep sea by flash-flood generated hyperpycnal flows

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The formin Drosophila homologue of Diaphanous2 (Diaph2) controls microtubule dynamics in colorectal cancer cells independent of its FH2-domain

The formin Drosophila homologue of Diaphanous2 (Diaph2) controls microtubule dynamics in colorectal cancer cells independent of its FH2-domain The formin Drosophila homologue of Diaphanous2 (Diaph2) controls microtubule dynamics in colorectal cancer cells independent of its FH2-domain, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41731-y The formin Drosophila homologue of Diaphanous2 (

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Electrotaxis of Glioblastoma and Medulloblastoma Spheroidal Aggregates

Electrotaxis of Glioblastoma and Medulloblastoma Spheroidal Aggregates Electrotaxis of Glioblastoma and Medulloblastoma Spheroidal Aggregates, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41505-6 Electrotaxis of Glioblastoma and Medulloblastoma Spheroidal Aggregates

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Effect of fluoride mouthrinses and stannous ions on the erosion protective properties of the in situ pellicle

Effect of fluoride mouthrinses and stannous ions on the erosion protective properties of the in situ pellicle Effect of fluoride mouthrinses and stannous ions on the erosion protective properties of the in situ pellicle, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41736-7 Effect of fluoride mouthrinses and stannous ions on the erosion protective properties of the in situ pellicle

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Regional variation in life history traits and plastic responses to temperature of the major malaria vector Nyssorhynchus darlingi in Brazil

Regional variation in life history traits and plastic responses to temperature of the major malaria vector Nyssorhynchus darlingi in Brazil Regional variation in life history traits and plastic responses to temperature of the major malaria vector Nyssorhynchus darlingi in Brazil, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41651-x Regional variation in life history traits and plastic

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Efficacy and Safety of Pioglitazone Monotherapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

Efficacy and Safety of Pioglitazone Monotherapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials Efficacy and Safety of Pioglitazone Monotherapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41854-2 Efficacy and Safety of Pioglitazone Mono

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NASA's Mars helicopter completes flight tests

Since the Wright brothers first took to the skies of Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 1903, first flights have been important milestones in the life of any vehicle designed for air travel. After all, it's one thing to design an aircraft and make it fly on paper—or computer. It is quite another to put all the pieces together and watch them get off the ground.

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California 'browning' more in the south during droughts

Like a climate chameleon, California turned brown during the 2012–16 drought, as vegetation dried or died off.

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Health in your hands: how data and AI are empowering patients

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Structure mapping of dengue and Zika viruses reveals functional long-range interactions

Structure mapping of dengue and Zika viruses reveals functional long-range interactions Structure mapping of dengue and Zika viruses reveals functional long-range interactions, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09391-8 Here, the authors provide detailed analyses of viral RNA structure in virions and in infected cells for four dengue virus serotypes and four Zika virus strain

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Water-mediated deracemization of a bisporphyrin helicate assisted by diastereoselective encapsulation of chiral guests

Water-mediated deracemization of a bisporphyrin helicate assisted by diastereoselective encapsulation of chiral guests Water-mediated deracemization of a bisporphyrin helicate assisted by diastereoselective encapsulation of chiral guests, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09443-z Deracemization is a powerful method which allows transformation of racemic mixtures into excess

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Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems

Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09448-8 Here, Schuldt et al. collate data from two long-term grassland and forest biodiversity experiments to ask how plant diversity facets affect the diversity of higher trophic

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Uncertainty in ensembles of global biodiversity scenarios

Uncertainty in ensembles of global biodiversity scenarios Uncertainty in ensembles of global biodiversity scenarios, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09519-w Attaining global biodiversity projections requires the use of various species distribution and climate modelling and scenario approaches. Here the authors report that model choice can significantly impact results, with

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The temporal dynamics and infectiousness of subpatent Plasmodium falciparum infections in relation to parasite density

The temporal dynamics and infectiousness of subpatent Plasmodium falciparum infections in relation to parasite density The temporal dynamics and infectiousness of subpatent Plasmodium falciparum infections in relation to parasite density, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09441-1 The role of subpatent infections for malaria transmission and elimination is unclear. Here, Slat

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Ligand design strategies to increase stability of gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents

Ligand design strategies to increase stability of gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents Ligand design strategies to increase stability of gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09342-3 Gadolinium(III) complexes are strong enhancers of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals, thus are widely used a

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A gut microbiome signature for cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

A gut microbiome signature for cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease A gut microbiome signature for cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09455-9 Development of cirrhosis in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can predict mortality. Here the authors used a unique twin and family cohort to identify a gu

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Wnt1 silences chemokine genes in dendritic cells and induces adaptive immune resistance in lung adenocarcinoma

Wnt1 silences chemokine genes in dendritic cells and induces adaptive immune resistance in lung adenocarcinoma Wnt1 silences chemokine genes in dendritic cells and induces adaptive immune resistance in lung adenocarcinoma, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09370-z The Wnt pathway regulates anti-tumour immunity in melanoma. Here, the authors show that, in lung adenocarcinoma,

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Norway's Kon-Tiki museum to return thousands of Easter Island artefacts

Explorer Thor Heyerdahl collected many items in his effort to prove South American migration theory Norway has agreed to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s. An agreement was signed by representatives of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum and officials of Chile’s culture ministry at a ceremony in San

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Expert explains key role of frogs in healthy ecosystems

Dr. Jodi Rowley explains why frogs are so vital for healthy ecosystems, how she is working to conserve them and the positive impact she has already made to the study of amphibians in Southeast Asia.

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Expert explains key role of frogs in healthy ecosystems

Dr. Jodi Rowley explains why frogs are so vital for healthy ecosystems, how she is working to conserve them and the positive impact she has already made to the study of amphibians in Southeast Asia.

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A Bird's-Eye View of Communication

To understand how animals experience the world, we need to immerse ourselves in their perceptual universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Få barn som for illa i fosterhem fick upprättelse

Från 1920 till 1980 placerades flera hundra tusen barn i svenska barn- och fosterhem. Men istället för trygghet möttes många av våld och övergrepp i sina nya hem. Därför föreslogs det 2011 att staten skulle ge ett erkännande till de som farit illa i samhällets vård, i form av ekonomisk kompensation på 250 000 kronor. Men det som skulle bli en upprättelse blev för många en besvikelse. Bara 46 proc

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TDC vinder 14 af 20 nye mobilfrekvenser – betaler 1,6 mia.

Teleselskaberne bag landets mobilnet har tilsammen betalt 2,2 milliarder kroner for nye frekvenstilladelser, som blandt andet skal bruges til de kommende 5G-netværk. Men ingen ville eje de sidste frekvenser.

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ESA and NASA to team up on lunar science

ESA Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, David Parker, and Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, signed a Statement of Intent to coordinate joint science research about the moon and identify opportunities for lunar mission cooperation.

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A Bird's-Eye View of Communication

To understand how animals experience the world, we need to immerse ourselves in their perceptual universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why satellite mega-constellations are a threat to the future of space

A recent Indian anti-satellite test was hazardous but plans for mass satellite launches by SpaceX and OneWeb could pose even greater risks in orbit.

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Sygehus Sønderjylland får ny ledende overlæge i Medicinske Sygdomme

41-årige Frans Brandt Kristensen tiltræder som ledende overlæge i Medicinske Sygdomme Sønderborg/Tønder 1. april.

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Introducing a kinder, gentler way to blow holes in cells

When scientists attempt to slip big molecules, like the Cas9 enzyme that is key to CRISPR gene editing, into cells, things can get messy.

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Experts discuss strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal

Eighty-six years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address to a nation mired in the Great Depression. Promising to "wage a war against the emergency," Roosevelt hinted at the New Deal to come: an unprecedented series of massive public programs and projects intended to put America back to work.

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How to free trapped radicals from carboxyl

The removal of carboxyl groups and the release of alkyl radical fragments from the tight binding of carboxyl groups are promising directions in organic synthesis, especially in drug synthesis. Various catalysts have been designed to solve this challenge.

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New, more efficient way to reduce water use and improve plant growth

A team of scientists has revealed a new, sustainable way for plants to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake for photosynthesis while reducing water usage.

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Wee Orange 'Pumpkin' Frogs Have Bones That Glow Through Their Skin

The frogs' glowing patterns may be a form of communication.

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How a Woman Gave Birth Twice, One Month Apart

One month after giving birth to her first child, a woman in Bangladesh shocked her doctors when she went into labor again.

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Doomed Asteroid 'Gault' May Finally Explode After 100 Million-Year Death Spiral

Gault is spiraling into sloppy self-destruction — and, like watching a car crash, scientists are having a hard time looking away.

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Introducing a kinder, gentler way to blow holes in cells

When scientists attempt to slip big molecules, like the Cas9 enzyme that is key to CRISPR gene editing, into cells, things can get messy.

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New, more efficient way to reduce water use and improve plant growth

A team of scientists has revealed a new, sustainable way for plants to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake for photosynthesis while reducing water usage.

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Proximal and distal control for ligand binding in neuroglobin: role of the CD loop and evidence for His64 gating

Proximal and distal control for ligand binding in neuroglobin: role of the CD loop and evidence for His64 gating Proximal and distal control for ligand binding in neuroglobin: role of the CD loop and evidence for His64 gating, Published online: 29 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41780-3 Proximal and distal control for ligand binding in neuroglobin: role of the CD loop and evidence for His64 ga

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Our 11 Favorite 'Matrix' Scenes, Ranked

On the movie's 20th anniversary, we break down the scenes that are permanently downloaded into our brains.

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Al Gore Did Not Invent the Green New Deal, but He Likes It

The former vice president believes we can only address the climate crisis if we fix the crisis in democracy too.

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Solar variability weakens the Walker cell

An international team of researchers from United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the tropical Pacific. They analyzed historical time series of pressure, surface winds and precipitation with specific focus on the Walker Circulation—a vast system of atmospheric flow in the tropical Pacific region that affects patterns of tropical

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Reducing water consumption in mining

Water is a vital resource on which many industries rely and which should be used more sparingly. An example is the beneficiation of mineral ores. Taking the raw material fluorite as their example, researchers at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) have now shown how water usage can be optimized. They have developed a new procedure that extends the simulation of the beneficia

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Record efficiency for perovskite-based light-emitting diodes

Efficient near-infrared (NIR) light-emitting diodes of perovskite have been produced in a laboratory at Linköping University. The external quantum efficiency is 21.6 percent, which is a record. The results have been published in Nature Photonics.

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Anions and cations in dual-ion batteries act like cowherd and weaver girl

Dual-ion batteries (DIBs), in which both cations and anions are involved in the electrochemical redox reaction, comprise a promising candidate to meet the low-cost requirements of commercial applications. Compared with conventional lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), they have advantages like high working voltage, excellent safety, and environmental friendliness.

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One Antarctic ice shelf gets half its annual snowfall in just 10 days

Antarctica’s coasts get most of their snow from just a few big storms each year.

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A Bird's-Eye View of Communication

To understand how animals experience the world, we need to immerse ourselves in their perceptual universe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Britisk efterretningsvæsen: Huawei har dårligt styr på softwareudvikling

GCHQ-rapport kritiserer den kinesiske televirksomhed Huawei på en række tekniske områder i forhold til sikkerheden.

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Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies

The sophisticated sensing behaviors of marine organisms could serve as a surveillance system that aids national security — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies

The sophisticated sensing behaviors of marine organisms could serve as a surveillance system that aids national security — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Nordea vil dele kundeoplysninger med Aarhus Kommune

Hvis Aarhus Kommune får tilladelse, kan oplysninger gå uden om hvidvask-sekretariat og direkte til kommunen.

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Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies

The sophisticated sensing behaviors of marine organisms could serve as a surveillance system that aids national security — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Inga spår av hund i den skandinaviska vargstammen

Hos alla däggdjur nedärvs Y-kromosomen bara från far till son. Det gör att det bildas fäderneslinjer som man kan följa mycket långt tillbaka i tiden. På så sätt kan ursprunget hos nu levande djur spåras. Linnéa Smeds, bioinformatiker och doktorand vid Evolutionsbiologiskt Centrum, Uppsala universitet, har kartlagt sammansättningen av vargens Y-kromosom. Hon har sedan jämfört Y-kromosomer hos varg

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LVS: Behandlingsråd skal have flere lag og flere penge

De Lægevidenskabelige Selskaber er glade for, at sundhedsreformen indeholder et behandlingsråd, men for 16,5 mio. kr. om året kommer man ikke langt. Og så mangler et fokus på eksisterende behandlinger, mener formanden.

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Why Saturn's 'Ring Moons' Are Different Colors and Shapes

The probe's death death dive helped shed light on the mystery.

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IBM purged 'gray hairs' and 'old heads' as it launched 'Millennial Corps': lawsuit

Technology giant IBM targeted "grey hairs" and "old heads" for negative performance reviews so it could oust them from the company, as it formed a "Millennial Corps" and focused on hiring "early professionals," a new age-discrimination lawsuit claims.

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How the data mining of failure could teach us the secrets of success

These data researchers found that for startups, scientists, and terrorists alike, learning too little from experience spells doom.

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Movement toward a poop test for liver cirrhosis

In a study of people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and their twins and other close relatives, UC San Diego researchers were able to diagnose liver cirrhosis simply by analyzing a person's stool microbes.

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Google suspended from LGBTQ equality index after failing to remove controversial app

The Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from the 2019 Corporate Equality Index after the tech conglomerate did not remove a conversion therapy app.

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Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends for 2019 [Infographic]

https://www.ssidecisions.com/blog/top-five-digital-transformation-trends-for-2019-infographic Well-functioning organizations see disruption coming and take this opportunity to pivot their businesses in a new direction towards innovation, growth, and sustainability. Let's explore what the future holds for businesses in this digital transformation era. submitted by /u/SSI_TeamUS [link] [comments]

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The Brave New World of Sex Robots

In a frank and entertaining look at the intersection of sexuality and technology, "Turned On" introduces readers to Harmony, Samantha, Roxxxy, and other sexbots, making the case that it's not just about sex, but about intimacy, companionship, and above all, "being human in a world of machines."

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Scientific integrity “a rare commodity these days:” Cancer journal makes its first retraction

JAMA Oncology has retracted a 2018 paper by a group from Sweden and the UK after the researchers discovered critical errors in their analysis that significantly altered the conclusions of the study. The paper, “Risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma after antireflux surgery in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease in the Nordic countries,” purported to find that … Continue reading Scientific in

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Even Congress Might Not Get the Full Mueller Report

Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr, the biggest questions are: Is the public ever going to see it? And, if so, how much? But at this point, it’s not even clear whether Congress will get to review the entire original document. The findings from Mueller’s 22-month investigation, which came to an end last Friday, were revealed in bits an

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A Glut of Easy Money Is Clogging City Streets

Dense cities are the world’s traditional marketplaces, where people come together to trade goods and services in pursuit of profit. But what happens when the world’s markets are warped? This year’s marquee initial public offering—the app-based car-hailing service Lyft, set to debut Friday on the Nasdaq exchange—isn’t so much a gauge of functional, robust markets, but a marker of the challenge tha

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Quit Harping on U.S. Aid to Israel

Some 18,000 people descended on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this week in the nation’s capital for the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. One of the country’s most influential lobbies, AIPAC has long been the subject of avid ( and conspiratorial ) condemnation by those who dislike the role it plays in sustaining bipartisan support for the Jewis

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Taxpayers Are Very Confused

As Americans prepare to file their tax returns under the new tax law, which Republicans passed at the end of 2017, the evidence suggests they are very, very confused. Usually, about 85 percent of households file their returns from late January to mid-April. Some taxpayers request an extension until October 15, generally those with complex business interests who may not have the required informati

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The Careful Craft of Writing Female Subjectivity

What sort of mother loses her child in the park? Or goes out drinking and leaves her child unsupervised at home? Or lets her child stroke the back of a drunk stranger? The mother in Yuko Tsushima’s Territory of Light does all of these things. And yet she dearly loves her daughter. Together they throw leaves at a “dazzling blue” sky and play on a flooded roof that through her daughter’s eyes becom

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Barbara Bush’s Long-Hidden ‘Thoughts on Abortion’

In 1980, when George H. W. Bush was making his first bid for the presidency, Barbara Bush covered four sheets of lined paper with her bold handwriting, then tucked the pages into a folder with her diary and some personal letters. She was trying to sort out what she believed about one of the most divisive issues of the day. She was sure to be asked what she thought about abortion, and she wanted t

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Scientists discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent of your sweat is a mouthwatering aroma to mosquitoes. Now, scientists have discovered how these undesirable insects zero in on our delectable odor.

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Ny blog: Engagér dig i techvelopment

Kom via vores nye blog med til IDA-events om, hvordan vi kan bruge teknologien til at hjælpe verdens mest udsatte mennesker.

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Scientists discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent of your sweat is a mouthwatering aroma to mosquitoes. Now, scientists have discovered how these undesirable insects zero in on our delectable odor.

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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery

Researchers are paving the way to total reliance on renewable energy as they study both large- and small-scale ways to replace fossil fuels. One promising avenue is converting simple chemicals into valuable ones using renewable electricity, including processes such as carbon dioxide reduction or water splitting. But to scale these processes up for widespread use, we need to discover new electrocat

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The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon — sexist science

A clever study into flawed research and gender-based misconceptions of the mind

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Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash: WSJ

Investigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia have reached a preliminary conclusion that a suspect anti-stall system activated shortly before it nose-dived to the ground, the WSJ reported Friday citing people familiar with the matter.

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Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, shaving five years from life expectancy in some regions, researchers say.

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Mt. Gox bitcoin exchanges' Karpeles appeals conviction

Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that went bankrupt after a massive hacking, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data.

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Så ser djur på världen

Den första slags ljuskänsligheten hos djur var till för att uppfatta dygnsrytm och havsdjup. För det var så klart i havet som allt började. Årmiljonerna förflöt, och när mörkt pigment tillfördes detta uröga blev ljusmätaren också riktningskänslig. Allt mer avancerade ögon utvecklades under tidens gång. Vissa ögonblick under evolutionen har varit avgörande. – Ska man studera ögats utveckling, kan

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Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

An international team of researchers led by NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte was studying the acoustic communications of these miniature frogs. When they discovered that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, they searched for alternative visual signals the frogs could use to communicate instead. Unexpectedly, when they shone an ultra-violet (UV) lamp on th

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Fluorescence discovered in tiny Brazilian frogs

An international team of researchers led by NYU Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte was studying the acoustic communications of these miniature frogs. When they discovered that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, they searched for alternative visual signals the frogs could use to communicate instead. Unexpectedly, when they shone an ultra-violet (UV) lamp on th

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Politisk aftale sikrer faste priser for overskudsvarme

Samtlige partier på Christiansborg er blevet enige om at sætte en fast pris på overskudsvarme, i håb om det bliver lettere at udnytte. Fjernvarmeindustrien er glade for retningen, men mener stadig, der mangler et par store skridt.

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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments.Schizophrenia, which affects around seven people in 1,000, is a poorly understood group of mental disorders that disrupt cognition and behavior. The precise neurological cause of schizophrenia is

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Deep Brain Stimulation: Remote Control Brain

We have the story of one woman who is taking part in an experiment on deep brain stimulation.

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Hjerteforeningen fastholder kritik af Region Sjælland: Vi har ikke misforstået noget

Møde med sjællandsk sygehus- og regionsledelse har ikke mildnet Hjerteforeningen.

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Titthålsoperation vid förmaksflimmer har många fördelar

Som enda sjukhus i Sverige genomför Skånes universitetssjukhus titthålsoperationer vid långvarigt förmaksflimmer och förändringar på hjärtats förmak. Fördelarna för patienten är att metoden inte bara botar förmaksflimret, den ger också ger snabbare återhämtning och mindre smärta jämfört med konventionella kirurgiska tekniker.

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Biologiske midler ikke testet på svær astma

Studier af biologiske lægemidler til behandling af svær astma undersøger ikke effekten på virkelighedens patienter og indeholder forældede sygdomsdefinitioner, viser studie. En række astmalæger håber at nå ud til både firmaer, myndigheder og det internationale lungemedicinske miljø med et opråb.

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Når den rygende pistol ikke findes

ANMELDELSE. ’Sygeplejersken’ er en uhyre grundig gennemgang af sagen om en sygeplejerske på Nykøbing Falster Sygehus, som forgiftede en række patienter. Skrevet som en kriminalroman og med en ganske interessant efterrationalisering blandt fagfolk. En øjenåbner for os ledere.

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Undersøger lægemiddelkandidat til behandling af peanut­allergi

Fase 1b-undersøgelse af testpræparat til patienter med fødevareallergi gennemføres på Allergicentret på OUH.

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Nyt håb i jagten på bakterier, der kan forebygge astma

Amerikanske forsøgsmus skal lige nu give nyt håb til en af forskernes helt store drømme: at fremstille en cocktail af gode tarmbakterier, der kan forebygge udviklingen af astma hos børn, fortæller seniorforsker Jakob Stokholm, Dansk BørneAstma Center.

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Omalizumab til børn med fødevare-allergi testes på ORCA

Lægemiddel til astma og nældefeber undersøges off-label til børn med forskellige former for fødevareallergi.

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Antistof filtreres fra blodet

Forskningsprojekt, som indebærer ‘rensning’ af blodet for antistoffet IgE, kombineret med behandling med lægemidlet omalizumab, skal øge tærskelværdien for, hvor meget patienten med fødevareallergi kan spise af den ikke tålte fødevare

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Climate change: How green is your parcel?

The Royal Mail is introducing e-trikes but what are other delivery companies doing to cut their emissions?

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Vietnam seizes 9 tonnes of suspected ivory from Congo

Vietnam has seized more than nine tonnes of suspected ivory in a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo, customs officials said Friday, in one of the country's largest illegal wildlife hauls in years.

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Garfield beach phone mystery solved after 30 years

For more than 30 years bright orange "Garfield" phones have been washing up on the French coast to the bemusement of local beach cleaners, who have finally cracked the mystery behind them.

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Fiat Chrysler to cut 1,500 jobs at Canada plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced it will cut some 1,500 jobs at its factory in Windsor, Canada, around a quarter of its local workforce.

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Vietnam seizes 9 tonnes of suspected ivory from Congo

Vietnam has seized more than nine tonnes of suspected ivory in a timber shipment from the Republic of Congo, customs officials said Friday, in one of the country's largest illegal wildlife hauls in years.

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Investors hitch a ride on Lyft's IPO at $72 a share

Lyft had little trouble getting investors to hop on board its increasingly popular ride-hailing service, as its initial public offering fetched a $72 per-share price that exceeded even its own expectations.

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Stjerneskuespiller delte familiebillede: Datteren sagde fra over for 5,3 millioner følgere

Gwyneth Paltrows datter har sat gang i debatten om deling af billeder af børn på sociale medier.

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Tasmanian devils prove quick adaptors in bid for survival

A contagious cancer is threatening Tasmanian devils with extinction, but these unique carnivores—and their human helpers—are adapting at breakneck speed, giving new hope for their survival.

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Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make public debut at Sydney zoo

Three rare Sumatran tiger cubs ventured into public view for the first time Friday in what Sydney zookeepers called a "wonderful success" for the future of the critically endangered species.

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Huawei defends security record as annual sales top $100B

Chinese tech giant Huawei's deputy chairman defended its commitment to security Friday after a stinging British government report added to Western pressure on the company by accusing it of failing to repair dangerous flaws in its telecom technology.

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'Underwater' homeowners group promotes climate change action

The "Underwater Homeowners Association" sounds like a sad joke about the future of real estate in flood-prone Miami.

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Tasmanian devils prove quick adaptors in bid for survival

A contagious cancer is threatening Tasmanian devils with extinction, but these unique carnivores—and their human helpers—are adapting at breakneck speed, giving new hope for their survival.

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Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make public debut at Sydney zoo

Three rare Sumatran tiger cubs ventured into public view for the first time Friday in what Sydney zookeepers called a "wonderful success" for the future of the critically endangered species.

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Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of St Andrews and Jose Liñares-Zegarra, University of Essex.

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Air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

According to an independent study released today by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

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Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Low levels of oxygen in the womb — which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as preeclampsia — may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests.

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Hvordan genskaber vi tilliden til eksperterne?

KRONIK. Vi, der har fået en lang uddannelse af samfundet, er forpligtet til at bruge den viden, vi har tilegnet os. Jeg skriver aldrig til de overbeviste ‘rettroende’, der gentagne gange fremstiller fejlagtige budskaber – ja, direkte løgne – men har gode oplevelser med at skrive til alle dem, der læser med og er i tvivl.

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Quantum physics and origami for the ultimate get-well card

Paper-based diagnostic tests are cheap, convenient and biodegradable. However, their use is limited by conventional dyes—which are not bright enough to show trace amounts of analyte, are prone to fading, and can be environmentally toxic.

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A Severe Case of The Flu Resulted in 'Taste Bud' Cells Growing in The Lungs of Mice

This could explain how one bad flu virus can damage our health for life.

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Hydrogen fuel cell-powered drone sets new flight time record

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FN slår alarm over rekordtemperaturer i verdenshavene

En ny FN-rapport viser, at havtemperaturerne og mængden af kuldioxid i atmosfæren nåede rekordniveau i 2018.

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The Green New Deal debate is in part about the absence of details

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bud Ward The ambitious, and some would say wholly unrealistic and impractical, Green New Deal (GND) pending as a non-binding “sense of the Senate” resolution deserves credit for having raised the visibility of the clearly urgent climate change issue, not only across Washington, D.C., but across the U.S. overall. That’s an important and critically

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Major study uncovers ‘sea change’ in world’s understanding of Atlantic conveyor belt

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne An international research programme has uncovered data that could transform scientists’ understanding of the Atlantic Ocean current – a circulation pattern that plays a central role in determining weather across the world. The research, published in Science , challenges the long-held view that the strength of the “Atlantic Meridional Overturning

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Country diary: where Roman Britain reveals its secrets

Epiacum Roman fort, Northumberland: Under the yarrow and sheep’s sorrel of the short turf were the gates, towers and bath house of the stone-built fort Hill cloud rolls over the fell top where snow still fills the cups and hollows of high ground. I’m walking a section of the Pennine Way near Alston, uplifted by the layers of overlapping sound: curlews bubbling, peewits wing-thrumming, skylarks tr

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Dansk forskningsprojekt: Pladsproblemer i skyen skal løses med ny type komprimering

Forbedret deduplikering er nøglen til fremtidens problemer med begrænset cloud-plads, lyder det fra lektor bag nyt forskningsprojekt fra Aarhus Universitet.

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Quantum physics and origami for the ultimate get-well card

The bizarre optical properties of tiny metal particles — smaller than light waves — can be captured on paper to detect even a single target molecule in a test sample. These hyper-sensitive testing devices could be assembled and customized at the point of use in low-resource environments, with virtually limitless applications spanning medicine, forensics, manufacturing and environmental safety.

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Saturnus okända månar som ligger mellan ringarna

På sin sista resa runt Saturnus besökte rymdsonden Cassini några av de mindre kända små månar som ligger gömda bland jätteplanetens ringar. Bilderna avslöjar att månarna har bildats av material från ringarna och att månarna närmast Saturnus är rödare än de som ligger längre ut.

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A Strongman Falls, and a Post-Colonial Era Ends

In a matter of weeks, Algerian politics have been upended. Hundreds of thousands of Algerians—including university students, doctors, and lawyers—began taking to the streets in February, calling for the end of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s rule. Now 82, Bouteflika has appeared in public only a handful of times since suffering a series of strokes six years ago, but he still planned to run for a

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AstraZeneca in $6.9bn cancer deal with Daiichi Sankyo

Pharma companies to share drug development and commercialisation costs as well as profits

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New York Set to Become Second State to Ban Plastic Bags

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Cancer researchers highlight clinical potential of liquid biopsy using droplet digital PCR technology at the 2019 AACR Annual Meeting

Research studies supporting the clinical utility of droplet digital PCR powered liquid biopsy will be presented during this year's AACR Annual Meeting.

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Air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

According to an independent study released today by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

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Binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα

The present study assessed the binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to the Baikal seal peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) and compared them with those of human PPARα. The results provide the information on interspecies differences in the binding of PFASs to PPARαs and their structure-activity relationships. These findings may enable assessment of the risk of PF

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Pain, pain go away: new tools improve students' experience of school-based vaccines

Researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have teamed up with educators, public health practitioners and grade seven students in Ontario to develop and implement a new approach to delivering school-based vaccines that improves student experience. Findings were published as a collection of studies in a special open source edition of Paediatrics & Child H

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Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of St Andrews and Jose Liñares-Zegarra, University of Essex.

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Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may play opposite roles in childhood asthma

Dietary intake of two fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children and may also play opposite roles in modifying their response to indoor air pollution, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Omega-3 fatty acids tied to fewer childhood asthma symptoms

A six-month study of children from Baltimore City by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has added to evidence that having more omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in fewer asthma symptoms triggered by indoor air pollution. The same study suggests that higher amounts of dietary omega-6 fatty acids may have the opposite effect, and be associated with more severe asthma.

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Nye tal underminerer Viking Link

PLUS. Forskellen på strømpriserne i Danmark og England udjævnes, og det bliver dyrt for Viking Link, vurderer ny analyse. Professorer vil have projektet stoppet.

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Breast cancer occurrence after low dose radiotherapy of non-malignant disorders of the shoulder

Breast cancer occurrence after low dose radiotherapy of non-malignant disorders of the shoulder Breast cancer occurrence after low dose radiotherapy of non-malignant disorders of the shoulder, Published online: 28 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41725-w Breast cancer occurrence after low dose radiotherapy of non-malignant disorders of the shoulder

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Development of the urogenital system is regulated via the 3′UTR of GDNF

Development of the urogenital system is regulated via the 3′UTR of GDNF Development of the urogenital system is regulated via the 3′UTR of GDNF, Published online: 28 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40457-1 Development of the urogenital system is regulated via the 3′UTR of GDNF

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Alteration of cystic airway mesenchyme in congenital pulmonary airway malformation

Alteration of cystic airway mesenchyme in congenital pulmonary airway malformation Alteration of cystic airway mesenchyme in congenital pulmonary airway malformation, Published online: 28 March 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41777-y Alteration of cystic airway mesenchyme in congenital pulmonary airway malformation

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Reinventing Seafood: Shiok Meats’ Cell-Based Shrimp

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The Small, Radical Choice That Broad City Has Always Made

This post contains light spoilers through Broad City Season 5. In the finale of Broad City , the web series turned Comedy Central show celebrating the hijinks of two Millennial New Yorkers, Abbi and Ilana do the thing they’ve never managed to do together, over all the time they’ve lived in the city: They walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. There’s an expensive toilet involved (they found it abandoned

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Digital logic for soft devices [Engineering]

Although soft devices (grippers, actuators, and elementary robots) are rapidly becoming an integral part of the broad field of robotics, autonomy for completely soft devices has only begun to be developed. Adaptation of conventional systems of control to soft devices requires hard valves and electronic controls. This paper describes completely…

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Evidence for high-density liquid water between 0.1 and 0.3 GPa near 150 K [Applied Physical Sciences]

Thermal stability against crystallization upon isobaric heating at pressure 0.1 ≤ P ≤ 1.9 GPa is compared for five variants of high- (HDA) and very high-density amorphous ice (VHDA) with different preparation history. At 0.1–0.3 GPa expanded HDA (eHDA) and VHDA reach the same state before crystallization, which we infer…

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A CRISPR/Cas9-based central processing unit to program complex logic computation in human cells [Engineering]

Controlling gene expression with sophisticated logic gates has been and remains one of the central aims of synthetic biology. However, conventional implementations of biocomputers use central processing units (CPUs) assembled from multiple protein-based gene switches, limiting the programming flexibility and complexity that can be achieved within single cells. Here, we…

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Macroscale intrinsic network architecture of the hypothalamus [Neuroscience]

Control of multiple life-critical physiological and behavioral functions requires the hypothalamus. Here, we provide a comprehensive description and rigorous analysis of mammalian intrahypothalamic network architecture. To achieve this at the gray matter region (macroscale) level, macroscale connection (macroconnection) data for the rat hypothalamus were extracted from the primary literature. The.

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Theory and experiments join forces to characterize the electrocatalytic interface [Commentaries]

Electrocatalysis is gaining impetus as a key technology in fuel cells and for the medium-term energy storage in the context of intermittent, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. Furthermore, electrocatalysis promises to convert rather inert molecules such as CO2 and N2 into reduced products such as CO…

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Target identification reveals lanosterol synthase as a vulnerability in glioma [Medical Sciences]

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) remains an incurable childhood brain tumor for which novel therapeutic approaches are desperately needed. Previous studies have shown that the menin inhibitor MI-2 exhibits promising activity in preclinical DIPG and adult glioma models, although the mechanism underlying this activity is unknown. Here, using an integrated…

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Multifunctionalized hydrogels foster hNSC maturation in 3D cultures and neural regeneration in spinal cord injuries [Neuroscience]

Three-dimensional cell cultures are leading the way to the fabrication of tissue-like constructs useful to developmental biology and pharmaceutical screenings. However, their reproducibility and translational potential have been limited by biomaterial and culture media compositions, as well as cellular sources. We developed a construct comprising synthetic multifunctionalized hydrogels, serum-free

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A U2-snRNP-independent role of SF3b in promoting mRNA export [Biochemistry]

To ensure efficient and accurate gene expression, pre-mRNA processing and mRNA export need to be balanced. However, how this balance is ensured remains largely unclear. Here, we found that SF3b, a component of U2 snRNP that participates in splicing and 3′ processing of pre-mRNAs, interacts with the key mRNA export…

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Arabidopsis and Chlamydomonas phosphoribulokinase crystal structures complete the redox structural proteome of the Calvin-Benson cycle [Plant Biology]

In land plants and algae, the Calvin–Benson (CB) cycle takes place in the chloroplast, a specialized organelle in which photosynthesis occurs. Thioredoxins (TRXs) are small ubiquitous proteins, known to harmonize the two stages of photosynthesis through a thiol-based mechanism. Among the 11 enzymes of the CB cycle, the TRX target…

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Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) loss causes neurodegeneration by altering protein turnover in the first postnatal weeks [Medical Sciences]

Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) is one of the most abundant and enigmatic enzymes of the CNS. Based on existing UCH-L1 knockout models, UCH-L1 is thought to be required for the maintenance of axonal integrity, but not for neuronal development despite its high expression in neurons. Several lines of evidence…

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Diffusing wave microrheology of highly scattering concentrated monodisperse emulsions [Physics]

Motivated by improvements in diffusing wave spectroscopy (DWS) for nonergodic, highly optically scattering soft matter and by cursory treatment of collective scattering effects in prior DWS microrheology experiments, we investigate the low-frequency plateau elastic shear moduli Gp′ of concentrated, monodisperse, disordered oil-in-water emulsions as droplets jam. In such experiments, the…

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Nontoxic nanopore electroporation for effective intracellular delivery of biological macromolecules [Engineering]

We present a simple nanopore-electroporation (NanoEP) platform for delivery of nucleic acids, functional protein, and Cas9 single-guide RNA ribonucleoproteins into both adherent and suspension cells with up to 80% delivery efficiency and >95% cell viability. Low-voltage electric pulses permeabilize a small area of cell membrane as a cell comes into…

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Energetic regulation of coordinated leader-follower dynamics during collective invasion of breast cancer cells [Applied Physical Sciences]

The ability of primary tumor cells to invade into adjacent tissues, followed by the formation of local or distant metastasis, is a lethal hallmark of cancer. Recently, locomoting clusters of tumor cells have been identified in numerous cancers and associated with increased invasiveness and metastatic potential. However, how the collective…

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Histone 2B monoubiquitination complex integrates transcript elongation with RNA processing at circadian clock and flowering regulators [Plant Biology]

HISTONE MONOUBIQUITINATION1 (HUB1) and its paralog HUB2 act in a conserved heterotetrameric complex in the chromatin-mediated transcriptional modulation of developmental programs, such as flowering time, dormancy, and the circadian clock. The KHD1 and SPEN3 proteins were identified as interactors of the HUB1 and HUB2 proteins with in vitro RNA-binding activity….

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What Autopilot Training Can Teach Carmakers and Drivers

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A billion people will be newly exposed to diseases like dengue fever as world temperatures rise

As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.

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Cultured stem cells reconstruct sensory nerve and tissue structure in the nose

Researchers have developed a method to grow and maintain olfactory stem cells. The work is a launch pad for developing stem cell transplantation therapies or pharmacologic activation of a patient's own dormant cells, to restore the sense of smell where it has been damaged by injury or degeneration.

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Trade war imperils Amazon rainforest, experts warn

Last year, the United States of America imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on goods imported from China. The Chinese government reacted by imposing tariffs of 25 percent on US goods, including US soybeans. Exports of US soybeans to China in 2018 dropped by 50 percent, even though the trade war had begun in the middle of the year only. Replacement may be provided by Brazil. This might have dramati

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Robotic farming: It looks to be a growth industry – The Boston Globe

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Boston Dynamics puts its wheeled-robot Handle to work in a warehouse

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New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes

In much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a huge public health burden. Burkina Faso is one of the worst afflicted countries with an estimated 7.9 million clinical cases of malaria in 2017, causing in the region of 28,000 deaths mainly in children under five. Worryingly, despite major investment in malaria control in this country (circa 50 million USD per year), progress has stalled (WHO World Mala

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Scientists to study relocated red squirrels' hair

The analysis could provide information on the animals genetics and the diseases that affect them.

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New 'pulsing' ultrasound technique improves drug delivery to brains of mice

Using rapid short-pulse sequences of ultrasound helps drugs reach the brains of mice, according to new research.

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New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes

The role of mosquitoes in spreading malaria is the biggest factor behind a recent study that found them to be the 'World's Deadliest Animal'. It is particularly concerning that current measures to control them (the most important of which is the use of insecticide treated bed-nets) are losing potency as mosquitoes are evolving resistance.

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Bagsiden: Risikofri støvgolf i Portugal

Vor læser i Holte, som i øvrigt er specialist i miljømåling i røgkanaler, er stødt på en manglende miljømåling i Portugal:

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Tænkeboks – løsning: Isflagen roterer 0,53 gange pr. minut

Kunne du regne ud, hvor meget en hoppende mand kan få isflagen til at rotere? Her er løsningen:

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Novel brain map tracks early brain atrophy from HIV infection

A new map of brain tissue in people with HIV shows atrophy in several areas including a primary neurocognitive control center where shrinkage and loss of function can be seen in scans before clinical symptoms appear.

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Killer frog disease 'part of Earth's sixth mass extinction'

A fungus that kills amphibians is responsible for the biggest loss of nature from a single disease.

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New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes

The role of mosquitoes in spreading malaria is the biggest factor behind a recent study that found them to be the 'World's Deadliest Animal'. It is particularly concerning that current measures to control them (the most important of which is the use of insecticide treated bed-nets) are losing potency as mosquitoes are evolving resistance.

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Thomas Friedman Explains the Singularity

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BU finds universal background checks lower homicide rates

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds states with universal background check laws had homicide rates 15 percent lower than states without them.

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What Autopilot Training Can Teach Carmakers and Drivers

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“Well, that was weird”: Stories of science and discovery at the Loft

I was somewhere around the Gilman exit, on the edge of campus, when the instant coffee began to take hold. Knowing that the Loft at UCSD promised practiced tales of scientific and personal discovery (and beer), I pressed on. Following an impromptu conversation with a fellow 6th-year soldier in line, I marched into a menagerie […]

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Bumblebee Queens Prefer Layovers to Nonstop Flights

Scientists tracked bumblebee queens with radar when they emerged from hibernation and found the bees take only brief flights en route to a new nest. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Radio Atlantic: Politics After Mueller

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic : Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play Last week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr. And this week, Barr shared his brief summary of the big conclusions: There was no collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign. As for obstruction of justice, Mueller left that question unresolved. In his letter, B

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The Atlantic Daily: Act Now

What We’re Following Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the Climate Action Now Act , an effort to prevent the United States from withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. The new bill requires that the White House submit yearly plans on how it’ll achieve carbon emissions reduction targets (the Democrats don’t lack for ideas, but consensus on climate policy with any hope of passage is another matter). Hang

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Dogs Can Smell Epileptic Seizures, Study Finds

People have long known that the canine sense of smell is a powerful tool. Dogs lend their super snouts to help find missing people, illegal drugs, and even screen for diseases like malaria and cancer. Now, scientists say that dogs can add a new talent to their sniffing repertoire: detecting seizures. A small study has found that humans emit a distinct odor during epileptic seizures, and that some

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Death rates from cesarean section far higher in developing countries

Cesarean sections are disproportionately threatening the lives of women and babies in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Twitch Prime Subscribers Now Get A Free Year Of Switch Online

Amazon is always about sweetening the deal for Prime members who aren't happy with free two-day shipping and some of the best original streaming content out there. For a long time, Prime members …

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Russian space pioneer Valery Bykovsky dies aged 84

Valery Bykovsky, who holds the record for the longest solo spaceflight in history, dies aged 84.

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