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Scientists Can Now Predict Which Invasive Insects Will Wipe Out Forests

Surprisingly, it's the trees, not the bugs, that matter. InvasiveInsect_topNteaser.jpg A tree infested with hemlock woolly adelgid. Image credits: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Bugwood.org Rights information: CC BY 3.0 US Creature Monday, November 4, 2019 – 10:00 Gabriel Popkin, Contributor (Inside Science) — Plagues of forest-destroyi

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Datatilsynet kritiserer Københavns Kommune for håndtering af borgers personoplysninger

Københavns Kommune abonnerede på borgerens personoplysninger i flere år, efter borgeren flyttede ud af kommunen.

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Synthetic compound provides fast screening for potential drugs

A simple assay may benefit drug discovery for treating diabetes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimers disease, as well as studies of functional food and endocrine disruptor report researchers at Okayama University in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. The assay hinges on a synthetic compound that allows faster screening with fewer hardware resource requirements than existing methods.

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Synthetic compound provides fast screening for potential drugs

A simple assay may benefit drug discovery for treating diabetes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimers disease, as well as studies of functional food and endocrine disruptor report researchers at Okayama University in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. The assay hinges on a synthetic compound that allows faster screening with fewer hardware resource requirements than existing methods.

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Dietary fiber effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A new, cheaper method easily and effectively separates two types of carbon nanotubes. The process, developed by Nagoya University researchers in Japan, could be upscaled for manufacturing purified batches of single-wall carbon nanotubes that can be used in high-performance electronic devices. The findings were published in the journal Applied Physics Express.

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150-million-year-old sea-monster fossil found in Poland

A pair of researchers with the Polish Academy of Sciences has excavated the fossilized remains of a 150-million-year-old sea monster known as a pliosaur. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Daniel Tyborowski and Błażej Błażejowski describe the fossil they found.

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Extending electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy to nanoliter volume protein single crystals

Biochemists can use electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) on protein single crystals to determine the ultimate electronic structure of paramagnetic protein intermediates and investigate the relative magnetic tensor to a molecular structure. The method is, however, withheld by typical protein crystal dimensions (0.05 to 0.3 mm) that do not provide sufficient signal intensity during protein crystall

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Meet the Startup Building Robot Swarms to Mine Ice on the Moon

Autonomous Mining Robots California startup OffWorld has big plans to make resource mining a reality across the Solar System, Space.com reports . Its plan is to send swarms of smart robots to the surface of distant moons and planets to extract resources including water, in the form of ice, and minerals. First stop: the Earth's Moon. "They operate in swarms, collaborating together, making decision

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Poll: 1 in 5 older adults save leftover antibiotics

One in five older adults said that they've taken leftover antibiotics without checking with a doctor first, a new poll shows. And two in five said they expected doctors to prescribe an antibiotic for a cold that lasts long enough to send them to a doctor—even though the drugs don't work on colds and other illnesses that viruses cause. Despite these practices and expectations, 89% of adults aged 5

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Scientists spy unstable semiconductors

Scientists from Cardiff University have, for the first time, spotted previously unseen "instabilities" on the surface of a common compound semiconductor material.

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Some deadly skin cancers may start in hair follicles

Some of the deadliest types of skin cancer may start in stem cells that lend color to hair, and originate in hair follicles rather than in skin layers, a new study with mice finds. Hair follicles are complex organs that reside within skin layers. In hair follicles, immature pigment-making cells develop cancer-causing genetic changes—and in a second step—get exposed to normal hair growth signals,

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Dynamics of silk proteins are key to outstanding stability of spider silk as biomaterial

Scientists from the universities of Mainz and Würzburg in Germany discovered that methionine is highly abundant in some spider silk proteins.

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Fish oil supplements have no effect on anxiety and depression

Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on anxiety and depression according to new research. Increased consumption of omega-3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as anxiety and depression. But a systematic review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, finds that omega-3 supplements offer no benefit.

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Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years

A discovery made by prestigious researchers including Thomas Broadhurst, the professor at the UPV/EHU's Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, has been recently published by the journal Nature Astronomy. Globular clusters, which have been forming over the last billion years, have been found to exist around the giant galaxy at the centre of the Perseus cluster.

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Published a clinical guide for the genomic diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Chronic Myelomonocytic leukaemia

A collective work between researchers from 8 research centres and hospitals in Spain, coordinated by Francesc Solé of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), and Esperanza Such, of the University and Polytechnic Hospital de la Fe describes the recommendations of use of the Next Generation genome Sequencing (NGS) in the diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Chronic Myelomo

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Having sex on the mind makes people lie

With sex on their minds, people are more likely to change their attitudes and engage in deceptive self-presentation, research on sexual priming finds. In other words, they conform, embellish , and sometimes lie . The researchers hypothesized that sexual thoughts—or, in the researchers' more precise terms, the activation of an individual's sexual system—would increase a person's efforts to manage

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'The Great Pretender' Seeks The Truth About 'On Being Sane In Insane Places'

Journalist and Brain on Fire author Susannah Cahalan writes in an urgent, personal book that the '70s study by David Rosenhan had an outsized effect on psychiatry — and may have been fatally flawed. (Image credit: Grand Central Publishing )

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In classical and quantum secure communication practical randomness is incomplete

Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication. In a new study researchers have determined that generating true random bit sequences, classical or quantum, is an impossible mission. Based on these findings, they have demonstrated a new method of classified secure communication.

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Rapid test to ensure high milk quality

Standards of food safety and food quality have never been higher in Germany and throughout the European Union. This is especially true in the dairy industry. Yet despite such high standards, traces of impurities, pesticides and antibiotics can find their way into milk, with sometimes serious consequences for consumer health. In the EU-funded project MOLOKO, Fraunhofer researchers have teamed up wi

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Australian government must declare a water emergency, says expert

Politicians using drought relief to assist farmers in need are ignoring effective and long-lasting solutions to Australia's water emergency, warns a leading expert from The Australian National University (ANU) warns.

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Venice gondoliers dive into murky canals for nocturnal clean-up

Venice's gondoliers have been swapping boating hats for scuba helmets and diving into canals in a clean-up operation of the UNESCO city that has turned up everything from washing machines to bicycles.

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Scientists spy unstable semiconductors

Scientists from Cardiff University have, for the first time, spotted previously unseen 'instabilities' on the surface of a common compound semiconductor material.

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New Battery Lets Electric Cars Go 200 Miles on a 10-Minute Charge

Electric vehicles could decarbonize one of the most polluting sectors of our economy, but they're bedeviled by one major problem: range anxiety. A new battery design that can charge in just 10 minutes promises to tackle that problem head on. In 2018, the median range for electric cars in the US was just 125 miles, and typical charging times for top-selling models was between 7 and 12 hours, accor

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Key facts behind Indian capital's toxic smog

Millions of people in New Delhi are suffering in what the Indian capital's chief minister has called a "gas chamber" of poisonous smog that has prompted authorities to declare a public health emergency.

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Undersøgelse: 34 af 55 rapporter fra omstridte Aarhus-forskere indeholder fejl

Aarhus Universitet har måttet udgive rettelsesark til over halvdelen af de rapporter, som først og fremmest landbruget har betalt forskere på Nationalt Center for Fødevarer og Jordbrug for at udføre.

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Measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. Vaccines prevent this

Two of the most persistent anti-vaccine tropes are that unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children and that "natural" immunity is better than "artificial" immunity. There has never been any evidence to support these claims, and plenty of evidence that … Continue reading →

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A decade probing the sun

Ten years ago, a small satellite carrying 17 new devices, science instruments and technology experiments was launched into orbit, on a mission to investigate our star and the environment that it rules in space.

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Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth—and it's much warmer deep down.

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25 years of science in the solar wind

In the early 1980s, heliophysicists needed answers. They wanted to learn how to protect astronauts and assets around Earth from the potentially damaging space weather that results from our tumultuous sun. To do that, they needed to better understand the constantly changing, dynamic space system around our planet—including measurements of the properties of the solar wind, the constant billowing of

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Image: Hubble views a not-so-lonely galaxy

Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos—but looks can be deceiving. This image of NGC 1706, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a good example of this. NGC 1706 is a spiral galaxy, about 230 million light-years away, in the constellation of Dorado (the Swordfish).

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3 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Aegean island of Kasos

Greece's Culture Ministry says three shipwrecks from ancient and mediaeval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos.

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The truth about misinformation

A new study shows why it is sometimes difficult for consumers to internalize retracted information from companies or news organizations.

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Preventing smoking — evidence from urban emergency department patients

A new study from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation offers a more in-depth understanding of smoking among patients in an urban emergency department. Studying patients in urban emergency departments matters because these patients smoke cigarettes and use other substances at higher rates than the general population.

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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands more previously undisclosed results.

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Researcher develops sustainable green tea-based leather alternative

A global movement to make shoes more sustainable is growing, according to the USDA. Studies show that the materials commonly used to make footwear contribute to environmental deterioration and can have negative effects on workers' health.

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This Congolese Doctor Discovered Ebola But Never Got Credit For It — Until Now

Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first confronted a mysterious, bloody disease in 1976. But credit for the discovery went to Belgian researchers. (Image credit: Samantha Reinders for NPR)

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Adobe XD does collaborative editing now, just like Figma

Coediting | Adobe Adobe XD, the design prototyping software, is introducing a coediting feature in beta today that lets users work with other designers in real time. Coediting …

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A New Alzheimer's Approval in China

Edit: tomorrow's post will be on this subject too, with some information that I've been learning today. . . Today brought the rather surprising news that the Chinese government's National Medical Product Administration (NMPA) has approved a new Alzheimer's drug. What's more, it's an unusual (and unexpected) mechanism, so this is worth a close look. What's going on? A key paper to read is this one

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Stitching it all together: Inspiration for 'tough' and 'self-healing' materials

Imagine you're an astronaut on a spacewalk. You're doing your job when suddenly you get an alert: Your suit is leaking oxygen. Somewhere there's a hole in your suit, a hole so tiny you can't find it.

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Wood-based fiber captures hormones from wastewater

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fiber yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances—especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills—that would otherwise end up in bodies of water.

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Researcher develops sustainable green tea-based leather alternative

A global movement to make shoes more sustainable is growing, according to the USDA. Studies show that the materials commonly used to make footwear contribute to environmental deterioration and can have negative effects on workers' health.

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Wood-based fiber captures hormones from wastewater

VTT and Aalto University have developed a wood-based cellulose fiber yarn that is an affordable solution for capturing pharmaceutical substances—especially ethinylestradiol in contraceptive pills—that would otherwise end up in bodies of water.

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Microsoft Combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint Into One Supercharged Office App For iOS, Android

Microsoft Office and its various iterations is perhaps the most well-known and widely used office productivity suite on the planet. That popularity extends to smartphone and tablet platforms, …

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Microsoft's Chromium Edge Browser Launches January 15, Download Release Candidate Now

Microsoft took us all by surprise when announced that its EdgeHTML-based Edge browser would be getting a ground-up redesign to leverage Google's Chromium engine. For Microsoft, it was a move …

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TikTok expands its influence to third-party apps with new developer program & SDK

TikTok is looking to expand its influence by integrating with popular third-party video creation and editing apps. The company today announced a new TikTok for Developers program which will …

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Adobe releases its first AR design tool, Aero, that will let users design their own AR applications

At Adobe's annual Max conference today, the company revealed a long-anticipated addition to Creative Cloud that will let users build and share their own augmented reality experiences.

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Microsoft: Slack doesn’t have the ‘breadth and depth’ to reinvent work

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is revealing a lot of improvements to its Teams software today, furthering its competition with rival Slack. While Microsoft’s …

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Microsoft previews the future of Office documents with Fluid Framework for the web

Microsoft first unveiled its Fluid Framework earlier this year as the future of web collaboration and shared or interactive services. The company is now launching a preview of this …

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Shark skin microbiome resists infection

A survey of the shark skin microbiome provides the first step toward understanding the remarkable resilience of shark wounds to infection.

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Synthetic phages with programmable specificity

ETH researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses—commonly known as bacteriophages—to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use of standardized, synthetic bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections.

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How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes

New findings are expected to help protect the hydrogen-producing enzymes from harmful oxygen—which is interesting for biotechnological applications.

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Shark skin microbiome resists infection

A survey of the shark skin microbiome provides the first step toward understanding the remarkable resilience of shark wounds to infection.

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Synthetic phages with programmable specificity

ETH researchers are using synthetic biology to reprogram bacterial viruses—commonly known as bacteriophages—to expand their natural host range. This technology paves the way for the therapeutic use of standardized, synthetic bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections.

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Puffins make poor diet choices when the chips are down

A new study has shown that Britain's puffins may struggle to adapt to changes in their North Sea feeding grounds and researchers are calling for better use of marine protection areas (MPAs) to help protect the country's best known seabirds. Britain's coasts support globally important populations of many species of seabird, but they face many challenges as their established habitats change.

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Shark skin microbiome resists infection

No evidence of infection found in the bacterial community around shark wounds.

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How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes

Certain enzymes, such as hydrogen-producing hydrogenases, are unstable in the presence of oxygen. Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have identified the reasons on the atomic level. They outline their results in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS), published online on Oct. 14, 2019.

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Flotillin is a novel diagnostic blood marker of Alzheimer's disease

Flotillin levels significantly decreased in the CSF and serum of AD patients compared with those of non-AD controls, respectively. In patients with MCI due to AD determined by PiB-PET, CSF and serum flotillin levels significantly decreased compared with those of patients with MCI due to non-AD. Flotillin levels remained unchanged in serum of autopsy cases diagnosed as vascular dementia. Serum flot

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First study of how family religious and spiritual beliefs influence end of life care

In the first study to investigate the association of the religious and spiritual beliefs of surrogate decision makers with the end of life decisions they make for incapacitated older adult family members, Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Alexia Torke, M.D., and theological and scientific colleagues have found that the surrogate's belief in miracles was the main dimension linked to preferen

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Commemorating 30 years of optical vortices: A comprehensive review

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the prediction of OVs, researchers in China, Xing Fu at Tsinghua University, Xiaocong Yuan at Shenzhen University and co-authors, reviewed the 30-year development of understanding and applications of these intriguing phenomena.

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In classical and quantum secure communication practical randomness is incomplete

Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication. In a new study researchers have determined that generating true random bit sequences, classical or quantum, is an impossible mission. Based on these findings, they have demonstrated a new method of classified secure communication.

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Study decodes gene function that protects against type 2 diabetes

An international research collaboration led by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has identified the biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, finds that changes in a gene which makes zinc transporter proteins reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by enhancing insulin secretion from

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'Hot' electrons in metallic nanostructures — non-thermal carriers or heating?

These two pictures, heating vs 'hot electrons', are typically presented as orthogonal, and theories either treat one or the other. In a recent work, conducted by the groups of Prof. Yonatan Sivan and Yonatan Dubi (both from Ben-Gurion University, Israel), these two pictures were merged into a single theoretical framework, which enabled them to fully evaluate both the electron distribution and the

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5 Facial Recognition Trends and Market Predictions 2019

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Debat: Forskningspolitik – Når halve procenter betyder det hele

PLUS. Forskningsministeren bør stille sig i spidsen for et eftersyn af, hvordan den danske 1 procents-målsætning for offentlig forskning opgøres. Og sætte den en halv procent op.

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New metal–organic framework can take on toxic sulfur dioxide gas

An international team has developed a robust material that can selectively take in toxic sulfur dioxide gas at record concentrations and preserve it for use in chemical production. The researchers verified its performance using a combination of techniques that included X-ray experiments at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab's) Advanced Light Source (ALS).

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Imaging host-pathogen battle for metal

Bacterial pathogens require nutrient metals to survive and cause disease, and hosts try to protect themselves by hiding metals away—a process called "nutritional immunity." Bacteria have evolved multiple strategies for getting the metals they need, including the secretion of small molecule metal-binding "sponges" called siderophores.

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U.S. founding fathers were obsessed with American Ice Age megafauna

Around the time of the Revolutionary War, the Americans faced a threat beyond the British: the ideas of French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, the world's leading intellectual at the time and author of the authoritative "Histoire naturelle."

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Into the molecular eye: Investigating liquid samples in real time

Biofilms are integral to Earth's ecology and the sustainability of life. Made up of microorganisms, biofilms play vital roles in recycling life's most essential elements. But a lack of versatile analytical tools has made it challenging to extract critical information about biofilm processes.

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New way to date rocks

A new way to date a common mineral could help pinpoint ore deposits and improve mineral exploration globally, according to University of Queensland scientists.

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Bioengineers develop quick, saliva-based detection test for marijuana

Dr. Shalini Prasad (front), interim department head of bioengineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, holds the THC biosensor her team developed. In back, from left, are electrical engineering Ph.D. student Devangsingh Sankhala, research engineer Paul Rice and biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Vikram Narayanan Dhamu.

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Californians unwilling to subsidize wildfire prevention

With blazes raging across the state, smoke impacting the Bay Area and the largest power utility shutting off electricity to avoid ignitions, California is experiencing another devastating fire season. As state, federal and local officials try to figure out what policies to implement to address the state's wildfire crisis, a new poll conducted by the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanfo

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Economist says rise in number of very hot days will cut productivity and hike health risks

Simply put, said Patrick Behrer, the world is getting hotter "and that heat imposes large costs on people." In particular, those who work outdoors or in factories lacking air conditioning or ventilation are most at risk for the ill effects of on-the-job heat exposure such as sun stroke, impaired cognitive function, and possibly even death.

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New study sheds more light on the properties of three polars

Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are binary star systems consisting of a white dwarf and a normal star companion. They irregularly increase in brightness by a large factor, then drop back down to a quiescent state. Although over 140 polars have been detected to date, only 33 of them have been identified as eclipsing systems. Observations of these rare objects could offer astronomers more opportunities

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Puffins make poor diet choices when the chips are down

A new study has shown that Britain's puffins may struggle to adapt to changes in their North Sea feeding grounds and researchers are calling for better use of marine protection areas (MPAs) to help protect the country's best known seabirds. Britain's coasts support globally important populations of many species of seabird, but they face many challenges as their established habitats change.

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Imaging host-pathogen battle for metal

Bacterial pathogens require nutrient metals to survive and cause disease, and hosts try to protect themselves by hiding metals away—a process called "nutritional immunity." Bacteria have evolved multiple strategies for getting the metals they need, including the secretion of small molecule metal-binding "sponges" called siderophores.

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Single-Cell Functional Proteomics: Empowering Translational Genome Editing in Immunotherapy

Download this eBook from IsoPlexis to learn about how single-cell functional proteomics is changing genome editing and engineering for cell immunotherapy!

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Blog: Brænd de offentlige udbud ned og start forfra

Vi har den seneste uge været vidne til en kaotisk proces om et offentligt udbud. Denne gang var det ikke et IT-udbud, men DAB-udbuddet har på udemærket vis vist, hvad der er galt med offentlige udbud.

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Microsoft Is Taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud

The company will allow its cloud customers to tap quantum computers made by Honeywell and two startups.

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Star Wars News: What Happens to the Franchise Now?

'Game of Thrones' showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have walked away from the trilogy they were supposed to make.

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Global Warming Is Not Part of Natural Climate Variability

A common argument among skeptics is put to rest — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New way to date rocks

A new way to date a common mineral could help pinpoint ore deposits and improve mineral exploration globally, according to University of Queensland scientists.

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Hoglets 'too light to hibernate' after wet summer, charity says

A wildlife centre in Leicestershire says it is "overwhelmed" with the numbers of underweight hoglets.

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The animal that takes the crown for longest distance covered in one year

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03373-y A grey wolf in Mongolia roamed more than 7,000 kilometres in a single year, but caribou boast the longest annual migration.

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Ny blog: Følg Louise ind i patenternes »sære parallelbranche«

Fysik-ingeniør gik fra forskning til patenter – og det fortryder hun ikke! Nu fortæller hun om sit nye spændende job i ny blog her på ing.dk.

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Ankle bracelets for hippos could keep them safe

Scientists have, for the first time, electronically tagged a hippo, which could help keep track of their movement and land use, researchers say. Hippos and people have shared savannas of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years, but we know little about where hippos go, and why. "The lack of data on hippo movement has been a big blind spot in hippo conservation," says Douglas McCauley, an associ

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Gennembrud: Forskere finder nøglen til at fabrikere selvlysende sølv

Et selvlysende miks af sølv og DNA kan måske gøre det nemmere at blive klogere på…

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Anger, anxiety, insomnia: Tweets from Twitter users could predict loneliness

A team of researchers determined what topics and themes could be used to detect loneliness on social media by analyzing accounts that explicitly tweeted about it.

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Google's Assistant-friendly Nest WiFi router is available now

You now have your chance to try Google's latest, Assistant-fueled take on home networking. As promised, Nest WiFi is now available through Google's store and other channels. …

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Shorter hours boost sales in overworked Japan: Microsoft

In a country notorious for overwork, Microsoft Japan trialled a radical idea: working less. And it found that four-day weeks and other reforms both boosted sales and cut costs.

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Watchmen Questions Its Heroes' Legacies

This story contains spoilers through Episode 3 of HBO's Watchmen. "Absent Friends," the second chapter of the graphic novel Watchmen , gathered several "heroes" at the funeral of their murdered colleague, Eddie Blake (a.k.a. the Comedian), to honor him—and, more importantly, to contemplate his heroism. Adrian Veidt (a.k.a. Ozymandias), the world's smartest man, remembered Eddie mocking the earnes

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America After Trump

Rendering: Patrick White P resident Donald Trump is not much of a humorist, yet he never tires of joking that he might not leave office. Toasting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in March 2018, Trump said: "He's now president for life. President for life … I think it's great. Maybe we'll have to give that a shot someday." At a rally in Elkhart, Indiana, two months later, Trump mused abo

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Image of the Day: Fractal Formation

A mixture of chemicals induces reactions reminiscent of life on pyrite.

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Trump Can Now Exit the Paris Accord. It's Still a Bad Idea

Today the president can start formally withdrawing from the Paris climate pact. The biggest loser may be the US, some experts say.

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Unified Laws of Explosion Link Your Car's Engine to the Big Bang

Dying stars and industrial accidents might have a lot in common, an explosive new study suggests.

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Centuries-Old 'Witch Marks' in Hidden Cave Can Finally Be Seen … in 3D

A cave that held hundreds of carved medieval wards against evil was inaccessible to the public — until now.

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Craving for cold isolation: Research doctor rotation in Antarctica

Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

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Image: ESA's Juice model cast in gold for antenna tests

In a decade's time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will explore Jupiter and three of its largest moons—Ganymede, Callisto and Europa—to investigate the giant planet's cosmic family and gas giant planets in general.

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Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared

There's little that the left and the right agree on these days. But surely one thing is beyond question: that national governments must protect citizens from the gravest threats and risks they face. Although our government, wherever we are in the world, may not be able to save everyone from a pandemic or protect people and infrastructure from a devastating cyberattack, surely they have thought thr

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How to control biofilms in space

Researchers from MIT will be collaborating with colleagues at the University of Colorado at Boulder on an experiment scheduled to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on Nov. 2. The experiment is looking for ways to address the formation of biofilms on surfaces within the space station. These hard-to-kill communities of bacteria or fungi can cause equipment malfunctions and make astron

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Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft Touches Down After Test of Safety System

Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by NASA to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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The Problem with Bill Maher

Bill Maher is a divisive figure among skeptics because he is somewhat of a contradiction. On the one hand he is capable of taking down certain forms of irrationality with humor and satire in a very effective way. He is a warrior and an entertainer, and when he is championing something we agree with, we love it. But then he takes positions that are as irrational as the ones he attacks. So there is

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Author Correction: Exome sequencing of Finnish isolates enhances rare-variant association power

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1726-x

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Did Life from Earth Escape the Solar System Eons Ago?

There's no proof that it happened—but it's not impossible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dear Therapist: I'm Afraid My Boyfriend's Sexuality Will End Our Relationship

Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, My boyfriend of a year says he is bisexual. I knew this from the beginning because we met on a dating app and he had that clearly stated in his profile. However, what I am concerned about is that he is using m

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These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

Blockchain tech enables systems where no one is in charge, and keeps them secure. But it's compute-intensive and slow, a hurdle for applications like payments.

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Where Do Hippos Wander? An Aquatic Mystery, Solved

Hippos need water to survive, and water is disappearing, leading to growing social unrest among the beasts.

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This Week's Cartoons: Snails, Smartphone, and Screen Time

It's about the quality of the cave paintings, not the quantity.

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WIRED Book of the Month: Carmen Maria Machado's *In the Dream House*

The author's new memoir, a masterpiece of genre-bending and -blending, shines all kinds of magical lights on a difficult, ignored subject.

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Trods kritik: Det er stadig urealistisk at grave kontroversielle jyske kabler ned

Opdateret: Jyllands-Posten rejser i en serie artikler kritik af Energinet for kalde det teknisk umuligt at lægge 170 km nye 400-kV-kabler i jorden. Men landets fremmeste ekspert bakker op om, at nye højspændingsmaster er det eneste fornuftige.

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Did Life from Earth Escape the Solar System Eons Ago?

There's no proof that it happened—but it's not impossible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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UK government rings death knell for the fracking industry

The sharp reversal of support ends nearly a decade of protests, court cases and minor earthquakes without any energy being produced

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Detection of a strange particle

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02841-9 In 1947, scientists found a previously unseen particle, which is now called a neutral kaon. This work led to the discovery of elementary particles known as quarks, and ultimately to the establishment of the standard model of particle physics.

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The advent and rise of monoclonal antibodies

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02840-w A 1975 Nature paper reported how cell lines could be made that produce an antibody of known specificity. This discovery led to major biological insights and clinical successes in treating autoimmunity and cancer.

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Do Music Lessons Really Make Children Smarter?

If children who play the piano are smarter, it doesn't necessarily mean they are smarter because they play the piano. It could be that youngsters who play the piano also happen to be more ambitious or better at focusing on a task. Correlation, notes psychologist Glenn Schellenberg, does not prove causation.

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Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion

The U.S. space mission aims to demonstrate technology that could someday help clean up space junk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Wikipedia references now include book previews hosted by the Internet Archive

Wikipedia is an incredible resource, but the accuracy of claims published on its pages is sometimes called into question. To improve the site's credibility and usability, the Internet …

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Nationalism Is a Form of Love, Not Hate

In 1425, a 13-year-old French peasant girl experienced a vision of Saint Michael the Archangel in her father's garden. It began a journey that would make her a world-famous martyr and transcendent national hero whom Mark Twain deemed "the most noble life that was ever born into this world save only One." Joan of Arc had visions that told her to free France from the English, and this was what she

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The Yes-Men Have Taken Over the Trump Administration

The debate on President Donald Trump's foreign policy in his first two years in office revolved around the question of what mattered more: the policy or the tweets. Trump-administration officials, sympathetic conservatives, and a significant number of foreign government officials argued that the policy pursued by the administration was sound even though the president had a penchant for hyperbole

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From the archive

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03356-z Aphorisms by Goethe — the opening article of the first issue of Nature, 4 November 1869.

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Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion

The U.S. space mission aims to demonstrate technology that could someday help clean up space junk — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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En fremskrivning og et klimaprogram: Her er klimalovens fundament

PLUS. De politiske diskussioner om en kommende klimalov kom til at handle om, hvor meget og hvordan loven skal være politisk bindende.

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Blonde Cheats On Her Boyfriend

My snapchat is virgin.riri (without the dot) submitted by /u/biotas-downwards [link] [comments]

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Woman Gets Parasitic Worms in Her Eyes After a Trail Run

A woman developed a horrifying infection with a parasitic eye worm that she likely caught while on a trail run in California.

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Apple offers $2.5 bn to address California housing crisis

Apple said Monday it would commit $2.5 billion over the next two years to help address the shortage of affordable housing in California and reduce homelessness.

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Poll reveals older adults' risky use of antibiotics, opportunities to improve prescribing

Half of older Americans got help from the infection-fighting power of antibiotics in the past 2 years, a new poll finds, but a sizable minority didn't follow the instructions on their pill bottle. And one in five say that in the past, they've engaged in a risky practice: taking leftover antibiotics without checking with a medical professional.

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There's Something Strange Going On Inside Neptune

Neptune is warmer than Uranus and astronomers are trying to figure out why.

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Exclusive: King's College London finds "poor research practices" but no misconduct in two recent cases

King's College London (KCL) found evidence of poor research practices by three of its faculty, but "no intention to deceive" and no misconduct, according to documents obtained by Retraction Watch. One case involves work by cancer biologists Farzin Farzaneh and Ghulam Mufti, while the other involves work by Mahvash Tavassoli, also a cancer researcher. Both … Continue reading

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Trump Is Running Out of Defenses

It is a quirk of our current highly polarized political environment that a party can plausibly claim its opponents are acting in a partisan fashion by insisting upon doing so itself. It takes two to tango, but refusing to tango takes only one. And if Democrats and Republicans aren't dancing together, then any action becomes a partisan action—and can be denounced as such. And so it was last week t

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Trump Was Always a Joke in New York

In the 1980s, when life in New York City was an endless struggle to die of natural causes, Donald Trump thought he was on top of the world. It took the presidency for him to learn that he'd always been a citywide joke. It's unfortunate that no one told him so back then, not even the true legends of New York: In 1983, when I worked for ABC Sports, I was with Howard Cosell as he interviewed Trump.

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The Coming Middle East Conflagration

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike , as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack

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I Joined a Stationary-Biker Gang

R obin Arzon works a crowd like Ariana Grande making a surprise appearance at your local mega-church. Last May, she bounded onto the stage of New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom to "All I Do Is Win," by DJ Khaled, wearing a blindingly white minidress and flashing the red soles of her Louboutin stilettos, long brunette ponytail sailing behind her. "I have a feeling we have epic milestones in the

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Techtopia #130: Internettet fylder 50 år

Fra universitetsnetværk til hippieanarki, hyperkommercialisme og nu overvågningsøkonomi. Internetpionér Brad Templeton er kendt, som manden, der opfandt the dot i dotcom. Han hjælper os med fejringen.

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Nordsjællandske lokaltog og skinner skal moderniseres for en halv milliard kroner

Skinner, broer og signalanlæg skal renoveres, overkørsler skal sikres, og der skal nye tog til Nærumbanen, ifølge Region Hovedstaden.

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Laestadius kan ha spritt kornet i Norrbotten

Norrbottniska kornfrön från missväxtåren i slutet av 1800-talet är förvånansvärt lika, rent genetiskt. Det kan ha varit Lars-Levi Laestadius, eller någon i hans familj, som tagit med sig utsädet när de flyttat mellan olika orter i trakten. Det misstänker forskare efter att ha upptäckt att fröburkar som sparats på museum hade donerats av en släkting till Laestadius. Kan en enda man ha påverkat vad

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Quantum supremacy has arrived – what happens to computing now?

The claim that a quantum computer has done something a classical machine can't has generated plenty of excitement, but true quantum computing will take time to appear

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This AI Decodes Your Brainwaves and Draws What You're Looking at

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Google køber Fitbit

Efter at have købt firmaet bag de populære fitness-ure for 14 milliarder kroner lover Google, at brugerne får mulighed for at slette, flytte og anmelde de data, der indsamles om dem.

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Author Correction: Lung endothelial cell antigen cross-presentation to CD8+T cells drives malaria-associated lung injury

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13025-4 Author Correction: Lung endothelial cell antigen cross-presentation to CD8 + T cells drives malaria-associated lung injury

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Minimal biomass deposition in banded iron formations inferred from organic matter and clay relationships

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12975-z Banded iron formations could have formed in the early oceans due to microbial metabolism. Here Dodd and colleagues find little organic carbon in these formations, indicating microbial iron cycling was minimal and could have limited the recycling of important nutrients to overlying waters.

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Author Correction: The challenge of mapping the human connectome based on diffusion tractography

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12867-2

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Microdroplet-guided intercalation and deterministic delamination towards intelligent rolling origami

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13011-w Rolling microstructures have great potential among optics and micromechanics but on-demand construction with versatile materials remains challenging. Here Xu et al. precisely construct 3D rolling microstructures by liquid-triggered delamination in predictable manner and demonstrate their applications.

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A novel mouse model demonstrates that oncogenic melanocyte stem cells engender melanoma resembling human disease

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12733-1 Currently, few mouse models exist to recapitulate human melanomagenesis. Here, the authors establish a c-Kit-CreER-driven model to target melanocyte stem cells (McSCs) and show that oncogenic McSCs give rise to epidermal melanoma that invade into the dermis, similar to human melanoma.

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Synthetic protein-conductive membrane nanopores built with DNA

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12639-y Nanopores have a wide range of applications in the field of sensing. Here the authors report on synthetic nanopores made of DNA and designed for the transit of folded proteins across membranes to allow for biosensing.

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Author Correction: Layer 4 of mouse neocortex differs in cell types and circuit organization between sensory areas

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12769-3

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Membrane protein megahertz crystallography at the European XFEL

Nature Communications, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12955-3 The European X-ray free-electron laser (EuXFEL) in Hamburg is the first XFEL with a megahertz repetition rate. Here the authors present the 2.9 Å structure of the large membrane protein complex Photosystem I from T. elongatus that was determined at the EuXFEL.

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Some skin cancers may start in hair follicles

Some of the most deadly skin cancers may start in stem cells that lend color to hair, and originate in hair follicles rather than in skin layers.

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Is physical activity always good for the heart?

Physical activity is thought to be our greatest ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease. But there may be significant variations in its protective effects across a range of different situations.

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N-GlyDE: a two-stage N-linked glycosylation site prediction incorporating gapped dipeptides and pattern-based encoding

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52341-z

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Childhood growth hormone treatment in women with Turner syndrome – benefits and adverse effects

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52332-0

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A Jeffrey Fluid Model for a Porous-walled Channel: Application to Flat Plate Dialyzer

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52346-8

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Towards elucidating the radiochemistry of astatine – Behavior in chloroform

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52365-5

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Quantitative evaluation of digital-image enhancement during heads-up surgery

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52492-z

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Chemical characterization of pterosaur melanin challenges color inferences in extinct animals

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52318-y

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CRISPR interference to interrogate genes that control biofilm formation in Pseudomonas fluorescens

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52400-5

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Exotic magnetic behaviour and evidence of cluster glass and Griffiths like phase in Heusler alloys Fe2-xMnxCrAl (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)

Scientific Reports, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-52452-7 Exotic magnetic behaviour and evidence of cluster glass and Griffiths like phase in Heusler alloys Fe 2-x Mn x CrAl (0 ≤ x ≤ 1)

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Fashion addiction: expensive clothes hid my loneliness – then I gave 90% of them away

Grief and pain lay behind my obsession with buying new clothes. Moving in with my fiance forced me to shed the material burden, and the persona I had been hiding behind I was brought up with certain religious rules about what I could and could not wear – no bare arms, no bare legs – and, as a teenager, I longed for the sort of outfits I wasn't allowed. Once, on a shopping trip to Birmingham with

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France's EDF buys UK electric vehicle infrastructure firm Pivot Power

French state-controlled energy group EDF has agreed to buy Pivot Power, a British start-up company that specializes in battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging points. …

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Taj Mahal gets air purifier as Indian capital chokes

New Delhi banned half the Indian capital's private cars from its roads on Monday as the megacity's 20 million people spluttered with stinging eyes in the worst pollution in three years.

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Amerikaner vil redde koralrev med hurtigtvoksende opdrætskoraller på land

PLUS. Fremtidens rev vil bestå af svampe, ikke koraller, mener forsker.

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Klinikchef: Vi kæmper forgæves mod stigende medicinudgifter

Klinikchef på Rigshospitalets hæmatologiske afdeling har iværksat flere tiltag i et forsøg på at få kontrol over stigende medicinudgifter. Men da der er mange dyre behandlinger på vej, forventer han, at udgifterne fortsat vil stige. Staten må dække udgifterne krone for krone, siger han.

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Learning from mistakes and transferable skills—the attributes for a worker robot

Practise makes perfect—it is an adage that has helped humans become highly dexterous and now it is an approach that is being applied to robots.

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Stuck in a Polish nuclear weapon bunker cannibal wood ants found the way home

In a recent development of the story about wood ants trapped in a post-Soviet nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, scientists, led by Prof. Wojciech Czechowski, with the decisive contribution of …

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Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs

A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then …

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Aussie researchers mount rescue bid for endangered pygmy possum

Climate change is threatening to wipe out Australia's critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, but researchers are hoping to save the hibernating species by relocating the last remaining mammals to cooler lowlands.

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Aussie researchers mount rescue bid for endangered pygmy possum

Climate change is threatening to wipe out Australia's critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, but researchers are hoping to save the hibernating species by relocating the last remaining mammals to cooler lowlands.

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India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

Authorities restricted many private vehicles from taking to the roads of India's capital on Monday amid a public health crisis that has left New Delhi residents gasping and their eyes burning from toxic air pollution.

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Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal

For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it.

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Fängelsedom drabbar även barnen

Forskare har undersökt 40 000 barn i Sverige i åldern 3–14 år som har haft minst en förälder i fängelse åren 1997–2004. Denna grupp har sedan jämförts med 130 000 barn som även de haft en dömd förälder, men där domen inte blev fängelse. Men hjälp av denna metod kunde forskarna jämföra barn i två ganska lika grupper – båda hade dömda föräldrar, och de hade begått liknade brott.

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Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs

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Stuck in a Polish nuclear weapon bunker cannibal wood ants found the way home

In a recent development of the story about wood ants trapped in a post-Soviet nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, scientists, led by Prof. Wojciech Czechowski, with the decisive contribution of Dr. István Maák, both from the Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, deduced that the "colony" (in quotation marks because only workers were found), while lacking other food, h

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Stuck in a Polish nuclear weapon bunker cannibal wood ants found the way home

In a recent development of the story about wood ants trapped in a post-Soviet nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, scientists, led by Prof. Wojciech Czechowski, with the decisive contribution of Dr. István Maák, both from the Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, deduced that the "colony" (in quotation marks because only workers were found), while lacking other food, h

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Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon

Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential.

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Små molekyler påverkar utvecklingen av cancer

Varför sprider sig tumörer från prostatan och metastaserar framför allt till skelett? Vid avdelningen för translationell cancerforskning Lunds universitet arbetar man efter hypotesen att små molekyler så kallade mikroRNA har en viktig betydelse för cancerns utveckling.

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Vast Dragnet Targets Theft of Biomedical Secrets for China

Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.

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Ass Fucked Masked Redhead

My snapchat is virgin.riri (without the dot) submitted by /u/toises_constable [link] [comments]

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Ja, tak! Mere fokus på tidlig opsporing af kræft

Halvdelen af alle dem, der viser sig at have kræft, har ikke haft symptomer, som deres praktiserende læger genkender som kræft. Jeg var en af dem. Vi kommer ikke ind i en af de hurtige kræftpakker, hvor alt kører som smurt.

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Can you solve it? Would you get into Oxford?

Try your luck at its fiendish maths entrance exam UPDATE: To read the solution click here Last week about 3,500 of Britain's most mathematically gifted sixth formers sat Oxford university's annual Mathematics Admissions Test. The exam is designed to test "mathematical understanding…rather than a breadth of knowledge." Today's puzzle is taken from a recent paper. It's about stacking items in a sho

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The Last of The Neanderthals Carved This Eagle Talon Into a Powerful Symbol

Their culture was so much richer than we realised.

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Studies find nurse-led program improves care of older adults

An analysis of research on the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program finds that it improves older adult care, including preventing falls, improving patient safety and quality of care, reducing potentially inappropriate medications, and helping healthcare providers to care for patients with dementia. The study is published in the journal The Gerontologist.

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How Europe Will Take On Britain After Brexit

Much of Brexit is the application of logic to decisions that have already been made. Thus: British voters decided in 2016 that they wanted to end the right of European Union citizens to live and work in Britain, and to repatriate trade policy to Westminster, therefore the country has to leave the EU's single economic market and customs union, which are not compatible with either goal. If Britain

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The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore's Law to the Next Level

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Ekstra bacon og ost? Kalorietal på menukort får os til at bestille mindre – i starten

Med tiden ignorerer vi ofte kalorieinformationer på restauranter, viser ny undersøgelse.

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Stuck in a Polish nuclear weapon bunker, cannibal wood ants found the way home

Coming back to their 2016 study of a wood ant colony of workers trapped in a post-Soviet nuclear weapon bunker in Poland, a research team, led by Prof. Wojciech Czechowski from the Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, sought to determine how exactly the unexpected colony managed to survive for so long. As a result, their new paper, also published in the open-access Journal

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Learning from mistakes and transferable skills — the attributes for a worker robot

Practice makes perfect — it is an adage that has helped humans become highly dexterous and now it is an approach that is being applied to robots.

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Study finds teen vaping probably doesn't lead to smoking

A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggests that adolescent e-cigarette users are more similar to conventional cigarette smokers than they are to non-tobacco users in terms of demographics and behavioral characteristics. While public health advocates have suggested that vaping may lead to cigarette smoking, this new research suggests that cigarette smoking may be entirely attributable to a

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Increased risk of suicide for teens who visit emergency for self-harm

Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm injuries are at significant risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and of incurring increased health costs over the following five years, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm at increased risk of suicide, repeated self harm

Teens who visit the emergency department for self-harm injuries are at significant risk of repeat self-harm and suicide, and of incurring increased health costs over the following five years, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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CSLDF: Here's How Science Has Suffered During the First 1,000 Days of Trump

This is a repost of the October 17th entry in the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund blog , by CSLDF Executive Director Lauren Kurtz. Editor's note: Skeptical Science always tries to discern and respect the sometimes hazy border separating scientific research and its findings from public policy and hence politics. Here we have a situation that springs directly from the political world to negative

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Giant 'Wizard Rock' Boulder Mysteriously Disappears And Reappears in Arizona

It's not the first time something like this has happened.

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Even More Insects Than We Feared Have Disappeared in The Last Decade

New study suggests the 'bugapocalypse' is worse than suspected.

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Shame on HBO! Bill Maher interviews Dr. Jay Gordon and the antivaccine misinformation flows.

Friday night, an old "friend" of the blog, pediatrician and antivaccine apologist Dr. Jay Gordon, made an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher . In a long segment, the antivaccine misinformation flowed fast and furious in a Gish gallop of pseudoscience. WTF, HBO?

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Efter V2-henvendelse: Nu ændrer OnePlus i lokations-krævende app til kontaktpersoner

Mobilproducenten OnePlus er ved at lave en opdatering til virksomhedens Contacts-app, der på Android 10 kræver adgang til enhedens lokation for at fungere.

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Experimental Radar Is Being Used to Peer Beneath The Smoke of The California Fires

This could help us predict how future blazes will spread.

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Først Malaysia, nu Pakistan: Dansk plast sendt tusinder kilometer væk

PLUS. Randers Kommune slår sig op på at sortere og genanvende deres blandede plastaffald lokalt. Men i år har kommunen sendt 103 ton plastflasker til Pakistan. »Det er første og sidste gang,« siger kommunens affaldschef.

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Cuckolding domina spermed

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Curiosity Has Just Sent Back a Bleak Image of Its Lonely View on Mars

The only operational rover left on the Red Planet.

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Mind-Reading Tech Is Dangerously Close to Becoming a Reality

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I get that climate change is a big consideration for our future, but it seems to me CC threads account for about 75% of the posts here. (Not just a complaint, but a suggestion herein as well.)

It is a bit frustrating to see the /r/Futurology sub lean more and more to climate change articles. It's always had at least 20% CC threads as far back as I can remember (8+ yrs), but has gotten extremely more CC focused over the last 2 or 3 years. I'm a veteran Reddit user , despite this new account. Also, been a longtime subscriber to Futurology, so I just wanted to voice my concern that this s

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New database enhances genomics research collaboration

Sharing datasets that reveal the function of genomic variants in health and disease has become easier, with the launch of a new, open-source database developed by Australian and North American researchers.

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Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs

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Personalized and powerful: UK to lead next-generation radiotherapy research

The UK will be transformed into a global hub for radiotherapy research, pioneering the use of the latest techniques such as FLASH radiotherapy and artificial intelligence, with a new £56 million research network announced by Cancer Research UK today. The network, Cancer Research UK RadNet, is the charity's largest ever investment in radiotherapy research and will accelerate the development of adva

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Pattern of hospital visits offers clue to spotting people at risk of myeloma

A condition that can progress to myeloma could be identified in patients by their unusually frequent hospital visits, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.

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Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer

People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer, according to research presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference. In the first study to use a technique called Mendelian randomization to investigate the causal role played by bacteria in the development of bowel cancer researchers found that the presence of an unclassified type of bacteria inc

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Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon

Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full potential.

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Reproduction, rethought

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03360-3 Same-sex partners should one day be able to raise a biological descendant together. Runner-up in the Young Scientist Essay Competition 2019.

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Power play

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03359-w Nuclear-fusion power plants could be part of a solution to the climate crisis. Runner-up in the Young Scientist Essay Competition 2019.

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Announcing the winners of our young-writer essay competition

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03357-y The contest for 18–25-year-olds received more than 660 entries from 68 countries.

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Beethoven's dream

Nature, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03358-x The composer wished for a cure for his hearing loss. Soon, research could make it a reality for my twin brother − and millions more. Winner of the Young Scientist Essay Competition 2019.

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Some gut bacteria may increase bowel cancer risk, research suggests

Study shows people with more Bacteroidales bacteria may have up to 15% more risk of disease Bacteria in the gut might influence the chance of developing bowel cancer, research suggests, in the latest study to link human health to the microbes within. The gut microbiome – the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut – is a booming topic of research, with scientists suggesting certa

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Starwatch: Mars draws close to Spica, Virgo's brightest star

Conjunction takes place low towards the dawn horizon, making Mars slightly difficult to pick out There's a pretty sight awaiting sky watchers in the morning skies towards the end of the week. Looking east, the planet Mars will be drawing close to Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, the virgin. The chart shows the view at 06:00 GMT on 9 November. Spica is one of the 20 brightest

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Storm Amelie pummels France with violent winds, downpours

Storm winds blasted southern France Sunday, whipping up giant ocean waves, uprooting trees and leaving some 140,000 people without electricity, authorities said.

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Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity

Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening future resilience against disease and climate events in the shadow of human encroachment.

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Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity

Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening future resilience against disease and climate events in the shadow of human encroachment.

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Camgirl sites exposed data for millions of users

Exposed databases are already enough of a security problem, but the latest incident could be particularly damaging for both porn site visitors and sex workers. Condition:Black security …

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Egypt Prepares For A Renewable Energy Revolution

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Is Nuclear Fusion The Answer To Clean Energy?

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SNL Runs an Ad for Elizabeth Warren

Have you heard this one before? Elizabeth Warren holds a town hall in Iowa. That's it; that's the joke. So went the logic of Saturday Night Live 's take on the 2020 election in its cold open this week. The show's political sketches are always patchy, as the writing process appears to involve mashing up recent headlines and sprinkling in extra zaniness. W hen the topic is Donald Trump, the bits—fo

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Dietary fiber effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A dietary fiber can help separate out semiconducting carbon nanotubes used for making transistors for flexible electronics.

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Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body's immune response to substances produced by tumor cells, according to new research.

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Tropical Cyclone Kyarr (150-mph Winds): Arabian Sea's 2nd Strongest Storm on Record

A recent increase in powerful late-season Arabian Sea tropical cyclones is linked to human-caused climate change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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US official reportedly says licenses allowing sales to Huawei will come 'shortly' – CNET

The government has apparently received 260 requests for licenses.

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Merkel: 1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to …

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Here's What Happens When You Leave Weed Up Your Nose for 18 Years

A man thought he had swallowed the balloon-wrapped marijuana he was smuggling. He hadn't.

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The first in-the-wild BlueKeep attack isn't as dangerous as feared

When word broke of the BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, many feared a repeat of NotPetya and other widespread worms that have wreaked havoc. They might not have to worry quite so …

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Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Cryptocurrency mining now uses more of the Nordic island nation's electricity than its homes.

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Food Waste Is a Serious Problem. AI Is Trying to Solve It

Waste not, want not . The proverbial saying has been around for about 250 years, and it refers to wisely using one's resources or suffering the consequences. It's also a good introduction to the topic of food waste. You're probably familiar with the oft-quoted statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations by now: Globally, about one-third of food is lost or was

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Food Waste Is a Serious Problem. AI Is Trying to Solve It

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Tænkeboks: Hvor langt væk høres flyet?

Nu kan du dykke ned i ugens tænkeboks.

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This AI Decodes Your Brainwaves and Draws What You're Looking at

Researchers have created an AI that draws what a person in looking at in real time just by reading and decoding their brain waves. Perhaps most impressive of all, the technique is noninvasive, with all the brainwave information gathered through a cyberpunk-looking, electrode-covered electroencephalography (EEG) headset. "Researchers used to think that studying brain processes via EEG is like figu

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Spørg Fagfolket: Er technetium fejlplaceret i det periodiske system

En læser og hans søn undrer sig over, hvad radioaktive technetium laver på plads nr. 43 – langt væk fra uran og thorium. Ingeniørens videnskabsredaktør forklarer placeringen.

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Arter af insekter uddør i alarmerende hast – og det er vores skyld

De nye tal er fra Tyskland, men det samme sker herhjemme, vurderer forsker.

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The Impeachment Vote in the House Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, the US House voted to formalize the rules of the impeachment investigation against President Trump. Also, a nice dog won a medal.

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Drones That Work for Food, a Self-Landing Plane, and More News This Week

Uber Eats unveils its latest drone, which may begin deliveries next summer, and our reporter lands a $2 million plane with the help of new tech.

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Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

Na Kim A s anyone who has been called out for hypocrisy by a small child knows, kids are exquisitely attuned to gaps between what grown-ups say and what grown-ups do. If you survey American parents about what they want for their kids, more than 90 percent say one of their top priorities is that their children be caring. This makes sense: Kindness and concern for others are held as moral virtues i

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Self-Referential Podcasting

When your episode about theorems demonstrates a theorem — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In Case You Missed It

Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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For better research, let mice be mice

A more natural way of raising them will improve results, study suggests.

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Tracing poached ivory to the source

Online tool matches genetic sequences to a database.

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Was the Havana Syndrome just an old cold lingering?

Symptoms were real but probably not sinister, scientists argue.

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Does Catnip Really Make Cats 'High'?

Cats that have an extreme response to catnip may look like they're experiencing a euphoria similar to that in a person under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

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Cosmic Triangles Open a Window to the Origin of Time

Physicists have found a new way to conceive of time as an emergent dimension, a kind of hologram springing from the universe's spatial correlations.

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Nobody Talks About Impeachment on the Campaign Trail

DES MOINES, Iowa—When I asked Cory Booker about the current crisis in America, he started talking about child poverty. We were standing in the parking lot outside a day-care center for low-income families here on Friday afternoon, and the senator from New Jersey had just finished a roundtable discussion that touched on ways to help young domestic-abuse survivors, parents staying at home with thei

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Science history: on the road with Maud Leonora Menten

Pioneering research 'changed the study of biochemistry'.

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No, not a starry, starry night

This image was taken inside a cell, not high in the sky.

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NASA Tracks Diablo Winds Powering Massive Kincade Wildfire in California

Gusting winds in northern California are helping the spread of the Kincade fire, as shown in a new animation from NASA.

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The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia's users to check citations from books as well as the web.

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Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, but Not Enough

More companies than ever are offering low-cost security services for election bureaus and campaigns. It's still not clear how much they'll actually help.

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Founder of China's smartphone maker Smartisan barred from planes, trains

The founder of China's smartphone maker Smartisan Technology has been barred from taking flights and high-speed railway trains due to the company's failure to comply with court rulings from …

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Stop building a spaceship to Mars and just plant some damn trees

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what happened if humanity become fully science support mode

humanity in science support mode us spend 60% of our resource for science 15% spend for space science every country in the would allow to free to use human as test subject people who support pseudoscience and antiscience will get arrest and use they body for free test subject like lab rat what will happene to our future then submitted by /u/emperorcrow [link] [comments]

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På jagt efter en teori for alt: Danmarks folkekære fysiker taler ud

PLUS. I en ny bog fortæller Holger Bech Nielsen engageret og på sin sædvanlige svært forståelige måde om teorier for, hvordan verden er skruet sammen.

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Naomi Oreskes: 'Discrediting science is a political strategy'

The Harvard professor on science and scepticism – and why climate deniers have run out of excuses In her new book Why Trust Science? Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science at Harvard University, argues that if more people heard scientists talk personally about their values, it would help turn back the creeping tide of anti-science sentiment. The former geologist recently gave evidence

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Does our society incentivize disinformation?

Disinformation is rampant in human behavior, from ancient tribes hiding sources of water and gold from one another, to poker players bluffing and soccer players faking. Information is strategic. The current information ecology is controlled by large tech companies whose goals may be radically different from the goals of the individuals using the platforms. When it comes to critical issues like cl

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My Pittsburgh Synagogue Is Still Grappling With the Fragility of Life

I was telling an interviewer from an Israeli radio station of all the things the New Light Congregation had been doing to honor our three congregants who were among the 11 killed in the October 27, 2018, at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven of our congregants who had always wanted to really work at learning to read Hebrew had finally begun to do so. Others were learning the special

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Teenager solves car blind spots using a webcam and projector

As every cyclist knows, the blind spots caused by a car's roof pillars can be extremely dangerous. Although companies are working on various high-tech solutions for this problem, …

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Can Warren Actually Avoid Taxing the Middle Class?

The biggest question surrounding Elizabeth Warren's new Medicare for All plan isn't whether she has produced a plausible pathway to raising $20.5 trillion over the next decade to fund it. Rather, the biggest question is whether $20.5 trillion is actually a plausible estimate of how much her plan would cost. Warren's estimate is considerably lower than most projections for a single-payer system, a

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Two koalas rescued in Australia bushfire but fate of 100s unknown

Two koalas were rescued from a fire-ravaged area of Australia's east coast Saturday but the fate of hundreds more remains uncertain with blazes still raging in their bush habitat.

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Breast cancer may be detected by blood test five years before clinical signs show

Study by Nottingham researchers shows immune response to tumour cells can reveal disease Breast cancer could be detected five years before clinical signs appear in patients thanks to a blood test that could identify the body's immune responses to tumour cells. That is the claim that has been made about research to be presented at a national cancer conference in Glasgow on Sunday. However, other c

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Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region.

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New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough

The willingness of some multinational firms to pay a cost-of-living bonus for African cocoa planters is welcome but will not save many farmers from grinding poverty, industry sources say.

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New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough

The willingness of some multinational firms to pay a cost-of-living bonus for African cocoa planters is welcome but will not save many farmers from grinding poverty, industry sources say.

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Indian capital Delhi gasps under choking smog

India's capital New Delhi was enveloped in heavy, toxic smog Sunday—the worst levels in recent years—with hundreds of flights diverted or delayed as politicians blamed each other for failing to tackle the crisis.

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Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire

Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings.

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Ugens debat: Er grønt flybrændstof en løsning?

Ifølge en ny rapport kan vi i Danmark fremstille grønt flybrændstof på basis af CO2, brint og biogas. Læserne på ing.dk var ikke helt overbeviste og pegede på flere problemer ved 'grønt flybrændstof'.

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Alex Aldridge 🎙️ Interview 📢 Podcast #5

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Which fictional depiction of the future do you think is the most likely to happen?

We see lots of different depictions of the future like danger of AI's, humans having colonies on Mars & other planets, aliens, nuclear apocalypse etc. but they sound more like "fantasy" to me. What do you think? submitted by /u/Jobr95 [link] [comments]

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Robot har skjult talent: Ligner en terning, men bevæger sig som en akrobat

Den klodsede sværmrobot skal i fremtiden hjælpe folk i nød.

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Jane Fonda: 'I worry about climate activist Greta Thunberg'

The actress and activist on why she's being arrested each week but not wanting to go to prison.

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The Neural Correlates of Channeling the Dead

November 2nd is the Day of the Dead , a Mexican holiday to honor the memory of lost loved ones. If you subscribe to certain paranormal belief systems, the ability to communicate with the dearly departed is possible via séance, which is conducted by a Medium who channels the spirit of the dead. Since I do not subscribe to a paranormal belief system, I do not think it's possible to communicate with

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Forskare jagar alligatorer i jakt på nya antibiotika

Överanvändning av antibiotika har gjort att bakterierna börjar bli resistenta. Tio miljoner människor kan dö varje år om inga nya läkemedel utvecklas. Spela klippet och se hur forskarna jobbar för att lösa antibiotikaresistensen – med hjälp av alligatorer.

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Därför kan ett skrubbsår bli livsfarligt igen – så funkar antibiotikaresistens

Antibiotikaresitens skulle kunna ta oss tillbaka till en tid då ytliga sår kunde få allvarliga konsekvenser. Men det finns sätt att stoppa utbredningen. Spela klippet ovan för hela förklaringen.

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Leonardo Di Caprio: 'Greta Thunberg a leader of our time'

Hollywood star says he's optimistic about the future because of climate activist's campaigning.

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Future is in space… now with cookies.

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Science Summary for October

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D-Wave Takes Quantum Leap in Europe

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Could you create sentience in AI by artificially putting in mutations in coding loops so that they're always different?

Making it so that instead of heading towards a A to B it does so differently each time. Not randomly, but from things like knowledge, experience, trial and error etc? If humans were perfect, we'd do the same thing in the same way every single time because it is the perfect and only way. So wouldn't it be our imperfections that make us who we are? If we didn't have those imperfections, we would ha

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Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead

The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming.

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Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Breast cancer could be detected up to five years before there are any clinical signs of it, using a blood test that identifies the body's immune response to substances produced by tumor cells, according to new research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow, UK.

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The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don't Panic

After months of warnings, the first successful attack using Microsoft's BlueKeep vulnerability has arrived—but isn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

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General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

The party says a huge programme to fund household energy-saving would reduce bills and create jobs.

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Cookies in space: Oven sent to ISS for baking experiments

An oven for baking chocolate chip cookies is making its way to the International Space Station.

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Microsoft's New Edge Browser Logo Looks…NSFW to Me

While we may still not know when the final version of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser is coming out, we got our first look at its logo this weekend. The redesigned icon was the reward …

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Airbnb bans 'party houses' after deadly US shooting

Airbnb's boss announced Saturday that the online platform, which offers private homes for rent for short periods, is banning "party houses" after a deadly shooting at a Halloween event in California.

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Scientists Prioritize Protection of 'Climate Refugia'

As climate change drives temperatures higher, scientists are finding places that are warming slightly less. They're known as "climate refugia."

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Nine days of California infernos, as seen from space

Please click on this animation of satellite images to see an overview of California wildfires from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, 2019. Look for bluish smoke plumes as well as red dots marking areas where the satellites detected fire. The Kincade fire erupts in the north on Oct. 24th, as does the Tick Fire near Los Angeles, at lower right. Later in the sequence, five other blazes ignite in the L.A. area. (Ima

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Police think Amazon’s Alexa may have information on a fatal stabbing case

Police in Hallandale Beach, Fla., say they have obtained the data from Amazon, which has pushed back against releasing such information in past cases.

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Are You a Moral Grandstander?

New research suggests that moral grandstanding may be a major source of conflict in the world today — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Canine confusion: NSW 'wild dogs' found to be dingoes or dingo-hybrids

Researchers say study dispels belief that state no longer has 'real dingo' populations Almost all of the so-called wild dogs in New South Wales that are killed to protect livestock are actually dingoes or "dingo-dominant hybrids", according to new research. Researchers at the University of New South Wales said their DNA sampling project showed between 9% and 23% of the "wild dogs" in the state ha

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Are You a Moral Grandstander?

New research suggests that moral grandstanding may be a major source of conflict in the world today — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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I'm really into life extension and I want to put my money where my mouth is

Where's the best place to donate my money to see "results/dollar"? submitted by /u/MemeToFemale [link] [comments]

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Can plastic pavement curb the world's epidemic of plastic waste?

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Sea running out of fish, could run out by 2050

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Engineered Exogenesis: Nature's Model for Interstellar Colonization

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How to build a fairer gig economy in 4 steps

You've probably heard at least two things about the gig economy. First, that it's big. In 2019, roughly one-in-10 workers in the UK earns a living in the gig economy. In the US, the equivalent figure is an estimated 8%. Earlier this year, there was a pan-African survey that showed that 1.3% of adult Africans now earn money from gig economy platforms (the online companies that provide the work). A

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Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns

António Guterres says Asian countries must use greener energy sources to tackle the climate crisis.

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Google Maps incognito mode starts public roll out

We reported in September that select users had started to receive Incognito Mode for Maps as part of the app’s ‘preview’ program. It appears Google was happy with the limited launch, as the …

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Report: Trump to Ban All Vape Flavors Except Tobacco, Menthol

It's a terrifying epidemic: a mysterious vaping illness has gripped the nation and lawmakers are desperate to get ahead of it. According to Axios , the Trump administration is set to announce a plan for a complete ban on all flavored vaping products next week — except for two noteworthy exceptions: tobacco and menthol flavors. The Washington Post had previously reported that senior health officia

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The Hubble constant: a mystery that keeps getting bigger

Scientists have found a discrepancy in estimates for the rate of expansion of the universe. Why is this and what does it mean? A stronomers have reached a fundamental impasse in their understanding of the universe: they cannot agree how fast it is flying apart. And unless a reasonable explanation can be found for their differing estimates, they may be forced to completely rethink their ideas abou

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Meta-Post: Posts on Physics

Cross-check columns on physics, cosmology and related topics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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I overcame my dependence on Instagram after my model photos made me a hit

My Instagram posts made me a role model for average-sized women. But overuse left me feeling overwhelmed and lost My longest relationship began seven years ago. I think I can say that I've been a dedicated partner. Like any relationship, we've had our fair share of ups and downs. There have been times that felt like nothing could possibly come between us. Then there have been times that felt so d

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A Russian Startup Is Selling Robot Clones of Real People

Robot Clones Russian startup Promobot is now selling autonomous androids — and buyers can choose to make the robots look like any person on Earth. "Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance — for professional or personal use," Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of Promobot's Board of Directors, said in a press release , later encouraging people to "imagine a replica of Michael Jordan

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Examining Facebook and the case for privacy

Facebook has been in plenty of hot water lately with user data scandal. Columbia Business School professor Rita Gunther McGrath says the early warning signs were there when considering the social media platform's business model and attitude toward user privacy. When users don't understand the extent of content ownership, and the platform they're using is willing to abuse that trust, a lot can go

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Ørn ender med at koste russiske forskere formue i roaming-afgifter

Vilde mobilpriser truede med at lukke forskningsprojekt, der skulle kortlægge steppeørnens færden.

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Schools Are Using an App to Track Students While They Pee

Going Digital Hall passes — the slips of paper teachers give to students to signify they have permission to leave the classroom — are a staple of the K–12 school experience. But hundreds of schools across the United States have traded in the physical hall pass for an app called e-Hallpass — and that swap, according to The Washington Post , has some parents furious. Request Denied At a school usin

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Space Photos of the Week: The Jupiter Chronicles

The fifth planet from the Sun still looms large in our imagination—45 years after we first saw it up close.

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Is there a time in the future that there would be no sense to keep advancing further?

Let's say that we survive the Gamma Ray bursts or anything that could destroy our universe etc and the human civilization continues to live billions years. We colonized billions of stars and created a simulation within a simulation. Then we reach a point that we realize that there is no purpose in advancing our technology further? submitted by /u/RebornChieko [link] [comments]

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 2)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind Has Finally Thrashed Humans at StarCraft for Real Alex Lee | Wired "…after 44 days training the neural network, DeepMind was not only successful in trouncing its human opponents under similar human-level constraints, but it also managed to climb its way into an elite group consisting of the top 200 players of the game, giving it coveted GrandMaster status and secu

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Sveller i bøg kan ikke hamle op med pommersk fyr

Statsbanernes forsyning af fyrresveller fra udlandet har de senere år svigtet på grund af verdenskrigen, skrev Ingeniøren i 1918. For at gøre sig uafhængig af det udenlandske marked har man eksperimenteret med dansk gran- og bøgetræ – men uden den store succes.

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Weekend reads: Grad student who alleged discrimination dismissed; academics who play dumb; when papers cite predatory works

Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: A rare permanent ban on U.S. federal research funding for … Continue reading

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A Scary Year for Climate Change

Scientists' warnings about climate change have intensified over the past 12 months. Will world leaders finally listen? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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John Hodgman Reveals the Perks of Being Sort of Famous

In his new memoir, the one-time *Daily Show* correspondent explores his brushes with fame.

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WhatsApp Hack Targeted Officials in More Than 20 Countries

NSO Group exploits, *Counter-Strike* money laundering, and a Pentagon scam are among the week's top security news.

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A Scary Year for Climate Change

Scientists' warnings about climate change have intensified over the past 12 months. Will world leaders finally listen? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday (So You Get 1 More Hour of Sleep)

This Sunday, people across the United States can luxuriate in an extra hour of sleep as daylight saving time comes to an end.

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Meet Erika the Red: Viking women were warriors too, say scientists

Researchers re-create the face of a woman buried with an impressive collection of weaponry for a National Geographic documentary Think of a Viking warrior and you probably imagine a fearsome, muscular, bearded man. Well, think again. Using cutting-edge facial recognition technology, British scientists have brought to life the battle-hardened face of a female fighter who lived more than 1,000 years

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Bill Bryson on the most extraordinary machine in the known universe

None Do you have a body? I do, but I was mostly unaware of this fact until somewhere in my mid-30s, when my life strategy of living like a bourbon-loving brain-in-a-vat became increasingly untenable. Since then, I've come to understand something that might have been obvious to you all along. The body's not just a convenient support system for coming up with clever things to say—it's how we experi

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Master & Dynamic MW07 Go Review: Best in Class Earbuds

They're not cheap, but these wireless workout earbuds really are amazing.

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Where Does the Concept of Time Travel Come From?

When did time travel stories first appear, and what makes them so popular?

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An Invader's Less-Than-Elegant Move From Water to Land

When invasive snakehead fish first appeared in the United States, in 2002, the secretary of interior herself called a press conference to warn of impending danger. "These fish are like something from a bad horror movie," she told reporters. "They can eat virtually any small animal in their path. They can travel across land and live out of water for at least three days. They reproduce quickly." Wh

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If Emissions Continue, India Could See 1 Million Heat Deaths a Year

Premature deaths from extreme heat next century could top those from infectious diseases today — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Do Parrots Waste So Much Food?

The behavior is so consistent across species and in the wild that some scientists think it must be intentional.

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Rooibos tea profits will be shared with Indigenous communities in landmark agreement

Nature, Published online: 02 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03374-x The San and Khoi communities welcome the decision, which could have implications for other Indigenous groups — and biodiversity researchers.

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13 Great Tech Deals on TVs, Games, Apple Watch and more

Whether you need a smartwatch or an air fryer, these are the best things worth buying this weekend.

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What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

The acquisition bringing new concerns—and new opportunities.

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Need to Run Errands *Really* Quickly? Try This Lamborghini SUV

That is, if you have $200,000. With the Urus, Lamborghini joins the rush to luxury SUVs, while staying true to its sports-car heritage.

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GDPR Fines Haven't Rocked the Data Privacy World—Yet

Though there hasn't been a deluge of large fines, EU regulators are slowly beginning to flex their enforcement muscles.

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Scientists find a way to target the protein behind Huntington's disease

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US opens national security probe of Chinese-owned app TikTok: report

The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday.

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Google buying Fitbit in move into wearables, digital health

Google agreed Friday to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion in a move giving the US tech giant a fresh entry in the wearable technology space and helping it ramp up its challenge to Apple.

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Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears: UK govt

The controversial process of "fracking" will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when trying to tap shale gas reserves, the British government announced Saturday.

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How China built a single-photon detector that works in space

China's quantum communication satellite Micius has notched up an impressive series of breakthroughs thanks to powerful photon detectors that outwit background noise.

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Trump's Reverse Cover-Up

In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Thursday, Donald Trump floated a new idea. "This is over a phone call that is a good call," Trump said, referring to his July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. "At some point, I'm going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will read the transcript of the call, because people have to hear it. Wh

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India's Diverging Paths in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India—Meet Rehman and Syed. The two, both in their mid-20s, live a short distance from each other in Indian-administered Kashmir. Both live under a heavy military presence, their movements circumscribed, and are unable to question the ubiquitous men in uniform. Both had brothers who opted for militancy, taking up arms against the Indian authorities, eventually dying at the hands of the

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Antarctic marine sanctuary talks deadlocked for eighth straight year

A multinational effort to create giant marine sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect fragile ocean ecosystems has failed for an eighth straight year, officials said Saturday.

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Britain calls halt on fracking following government U-turn

The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election.

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Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology

Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to three biologists at the University of California, Davis.

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New printer creates extremely realistic colorful holograms

Researchers have developed a new printer that produces digital 3-D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and realistic color. The new printer could be used to make high-resolution color recreations of objects or scenes for museum displays, architectural models, fine art or advertisements that do not require glasses or special viewing aids.

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Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology

Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to three biologists at the University of California, Davis.

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Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs

Dogs that are spayed at a young age have a reduced risk of developing mammary tumors, the canine equivalent of breast cancer. Early spaying reduces levels of estrogen production, leading many veterinarians and scientists to cast estrogen in a negative light when it comes to mammary cancer.

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Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Tufts University researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals. The study published in ACS Synthetic

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Fluorescent probes offer fuller view of drug delivery in cells

Selecting the most effective molecules for drug delivery is often a trial-and-error process, but Cornell engineers are providing some precision thanks to a technique that reveals the performance of those molecules inside living cells.

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Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs

Dogs that are spayed at a young age have a reduced risk of developing mammary tumors, the canine equivalent of breast cancer. Early spaying reduces levels of estrogen production, leading many veterinarians and scientists to cast estrogen in a negative light when it comes to mammary cancer.

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Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Tufts University researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals. The study published in ACS Synthetic

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Fluorescent probes offer fuller view of drug delivery in cells

Selecting the most effective molecules for drug delivery is often a trial-and-error process, but Cornell engineers are providing some precision thanks to a technique that reveals the performance of those molecules inside living cells.

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Her Illness Was Misdiagnosed as Madness. Now Susannah Cahalan Takes On Madness in Medicine.

"The Great Pretender," the new book by the author of "Brain on Fire," is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient.

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Smashing the patriarchy: why there's nothing natural about male supremacy

Psychologists such as Steven Pinker and Jordan Peterson argue patriarchal society is the 'natural order', but it is a relatively new development, writes Gaia Vince Fathers are happier, less stressed and less tired than mothers, finds a study from the American Time Use Survey. Not unrelated, surely, is the regular report that mothers do more housework and childcare than fathers, even when both par

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Americans Hate One Another. Impeachment Isn't Helping.

Americans' views on impeachment are neatly split along partisan lines. The latest polling averages, tracked by the website FiveThirtyEight , show that 84 percent of Democrats now support impeachment, close to the highest level since at least August 2018, when the site started collecting polls on the issue. By contrast, only 11 percent of Republicans support impeachment, a number that has stayed f

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Quantum Computers are coming for you?

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China grew cotton leaves on the moon! 🌛

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Hearing aid uses 3D printed parts and costs less than a dollar

Only one in 40 people who need hearing aids in developing countries can afford them. A 3D-printed hearing aid that costs less than a dollar to make could change that

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Discovering rainforest secrets atop the Eiffel Tower of the Amazon

Fred Pearce climbed the 325 metre Amazon Tall Tower Observatory to learn how researchers are studying the rainforest from above

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Derfor skal maskiner lære at tale som Steve Jobs

PLUS. Stemmen afgør vores samspil med maskiner. Men big data-algoritmerne har brug for hjælp, hvis robot- stemmerne skal udvikle sig.

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'WoW' Shadowlands expansion will revamp the leveling system

While World of Warcraft Classic has been great for a lot of players, the modern version of the MMO is still going strong. At Blizzcon 2019, the team announced it's eighth expansion, …

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Teenagemødre har større sandsynlighed for at få børn med adhd

Det skyldes nok, at folk med adhd får børn tidligere, siger danske forskere.

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Brazil oil spill: Greek-flagged tanker believed to be source

The spill has stained 2,500km (1,553 miles) of coastline, affecting marine life and beaches.

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Valar – naturens egen lösning på klimatkrisen

Genom sin förmåga att binda koldioxid i haven kan stora valar bidra i kampen mot klimatförändringarna. I en ny analys uppskattar ekonomer på Internationella valutafonden att valarnas förmåga att binda koldioxid är värd 10 biljoner kronor.

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The Aeronauts: Facts about fiction in Eddie Redmayne's new film

Eddie Redmayne's new movie The Aeronauts is based on real events – but just how accurate is it?

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Dietary fiber effectively purifies carbon nanotubes

A dietary fiber can help separate out semiconducting carbon nanotubes used for making transistors for flexible electronics.

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Boyan Slat unveils The Ocean Cleanup Interceptor

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China is Building Underground Magnetic Cars That Deliver Your Shopping

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Nairobi water: What's behind severe shortages?

The Kenyan capital city is facing water supply issues – how serious is the problem?

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Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens' assembly

The MPs' initiative will look at what members of the public can do to reduce CO2.

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Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge your car

London and Scotland are the best places to find charging points, while Yorkshire is the worst.

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Fracking halted after government pulls support

Drilling for shale gas will cease in England – but the government stops short of an outright ban.

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Rhes, a striatal-enriched protein, promotes mitophagy via Nix [Neuroscience]

Elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria via mitophagy is essential for cell survival and neuronal functions. But, how impaired mitophagy participates in tissue-specific vulnerability in the brain remains unclear. Here, we find that striatal-enriched protein, Rhes, is a critical regulator of mitophagy and striatal vulnerability in brain. In vivo interactome and density…

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Comprehensive mapping of abiotic stress inputs into the soybean circadian clock [Plant Biology]

The plant circadian clock evolved to increase fitness by synchronizing physiological processes with environmental oscillations. Crop fitness was artificially selected through domestication and breeding, and the circadian clock was identified by both natural and artificial selections as a key to improved fitness. Despite progress in Arabidopsis, our understanding of the…

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Fluorescent probes offer fuller view of drug delivery in cells

Selecting the most effective molecules for drug delivery is often a trial-and-error process, but engineers are providing some precision thanks to a technique that reveals the performance of those molecules inside living cells.

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New signaling systems found in human cells

One third of all approved drugs target the same family of receptors: the G-Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs). Now, researchers have expanded the known network of peptides that activate GPCRs by 19 percent.

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Science News Briefs from around the Globe

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Brazil to Hong Kong, including one about male elephants in India exhibiting unusual social behaviors.

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Unforced variations: Nov 2019

This month's open thread.

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Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs

Estrogen's role in canine mammary cancer is more complex than previously understood, according to new research. The nuanced findings may help explain why dogs spayed at a young age are more likely to develop more aggressive cancers, the team says.

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Lymphatic system found to play key role in hair regeneration

To grow new hair, stem cells throughout the skin must work in sync. Researchers have discovered the molecular communication tool, part of the lymphatic system, that the cells use to synchronize their activities.

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How the Aztecs could improve modern urban farming

Highly intensive production systems with low resource demand are a strategic goal of urban agriculture developers. Research was conducted to determine the extent to which an ancient Aztec agricultural technique could benefit 21st century horticultural needs.

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Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology

Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to biologists.

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'Transformative electronics systems' to broaden wearable applications

A research team says their new platform called 'Transformative Electronics Systems' will open a new class of electronics, allowing reconfigurable electronic interfaces to be optimized for a variety of applications.

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A new hazelnut has cracked its competitive marketplace

'PollyO' is a new hazelnut variety from the Oregon State University Breeding Program that combines a high level of resistance to eastern filbert fungal blight along with high nut yield.

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Chromosomal abnormalities uncovered in many couples struggling with recurrent miscarriage

A new study uses a special genetic sequencing technique known as low-pass genome sequencing (GS) to look for chromosomal abnormalities in couples with RM. Low-pass GS revealed additional chromosomal abnormalities in more couples than traditional testing, increasing detection to 1 in 9 couples.

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Disordered proteins become stable, 'super-sticky' materials

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that they can create stable materials from engineered disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions. This discovery shines a light on previously unexplored behaviors of disordered proteins and allows researchers to create novel materials for applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, regenerati

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Living skin can now be 3D-printed with blood vessels included

Researchers have developed a way to 3D print living skin, complete with blood vessels. The advancement is a significant step toward creating grafts that are more like the skin our bodies produce naturally.

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Developing new delivery tools for gene editing

Scientists are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma.

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Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals.

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New printer creates extremely realistic colorful holograms

Researchers have developed a new printer that produces digital 3D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and realistic color. The new printer could be used to make high-resolution color recreations of objects or scenes for museum displays, architectural models, fine art or advertisements that do not require glasses or special viewing aids.

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Chemotherapy sometimes set the stage for drug-resistant leukemia at relapse

An international collaboration has identified therapy-induced, drug-resistance mutations in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who relapse.

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Disordered proteins become stable, 'super-sticky' materials

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that they can create stable materials from engineered disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions. This discovery shines a light on previously unexplored behaviors of disordered proteins and allows researchers to create novel materials for applications in drug delivery, tissue engineering, regenerati

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Epidemic of deaths due to heart failure underway in US

Deaths due to heart failure are increasing in the United States, particularly among the over-age-65 population.

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Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation

Researchers have created hybrid porous organic cages capable of high-performance quantum sieving that could help advance the deuterium/hydrogen isotope separation technologies needed for fusion power.

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Being physically active can lower older adults' risk for dying

A team of researchers looked more carefully at the relationship between death and physical exercise among older adults in Brazil (where the number of older adults grew 40 percent between 2002 and 2012).

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Helping hands from within: Live-in bacteria protect plants against infections

Micro-organisms living inside plant roots team up to boost the plant's growth and tolerance to stress.

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Harvesting genes to improve watermelons

An international team of researchers has taken a comprehensive look at the genomes of all seven species of watermelon, creating a resource that could help plant breeders increase the domestic fruit's quality and ability to thrive during an era of climate change.

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Los Angeles, 'Blade Runner,' and the Theory of Relativity

The movie, which was set in November 2019 got a lot right about Los Angeles and the future–even the things it got wrong.

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Engineers develop new way to know liars' intent

Engineering researchers have developed a new approach for detecting a speaker's intent to mislead. The approach's framework, which could be developed to extract opinion from 'fake news,' among other uses, was recently published.

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Living skin can now be 3D-printed with blood vessels included

Researchers have developed a way to 3D print living skin, complete with blood vessels. The advancement is a significant step toward creating grafts that are more like the skin our bodies produce naturally.

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Conditions that trigger supernovae explosions

For the first time, researchers were able to demonstrate the process of detonation formation using both experiments and numerical simulations carried out on supercomputers.

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Four decades of data sounds early warning on Lake George, NY

Although concentrations of chemicals and pollutants like salt and nutrients have increased in the deep waters of Lake George, they're still too low to harm the ecosystem at those depths, according to an analysis of nearly 40 years of data.

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Here's something that will raise your blood pressure

The apelin receptor (APJ) has been presumed to play an important role in the contraction of blood vessels involved in blood pressure regulation. A research team found that APJ was closely associated with hypertension through effects on vascular smooth muscle cells in laboratory mice.

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Low blood oxygen strongly increases sick children's risk of death

Low blood oxygen is more common in sick children than previously thought, and strongly increases children's risk of death, Australian-led research has found.

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Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognized and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources of its food waste.

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Quality over quantity! Interval walking training improves fitness and health in elderly individuals

Interval Walking Training is a method that is effective in increasing overall fitness and decreasing healthcare costs associated with lifestyle-related diseases of the middle-aged and elderly. High-intensity walking time is the key. Participants who walk longer at 70% or more of their maximum capacity see improvements in health and fitness. 50 minutes a week is what one needs to see peak aerobic c

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Worldwide observations confirm nearby 'lensing' exoplanet

Researchers using telescopes around the world confirmed and characterized an exoplanet orbiting a nearby star through a rare phenomenon known as gravitational microlensing. The exoplanet has a mass similar to Neptune, but it orbits a star lighter (cooler) than the Sun at an orbital radius similar to Earth's orbital radius. The results of this research suggest that Neptune-sized planets could be co

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Evidence of cross-species filovirus transmission from bats to humans

Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to a new collaborative study. The study reaffirms the importance of virus surveillance at wildlife and human interfaces where the risk of virus spillover (transmission) may be highest.

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Science News Briefs from around the Globe

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Brazil to Hong Kong, including one about male elephants in India exhibiting unusual social behaviors. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source

A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally poached. It matches genetic sequences from poached ivory to those in the database. It relies on genetic information from a small, highly variable region of mitochondrial DNA from African elephants. This allows a more precise picture of t

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High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk

Men with higher levels of 'free' testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.

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Liver cancer deaths climb by around 50% in the last decade

Liver cancer deaths have increased by around 50% in the last decade and have tripled since records began, according to the latest calculations.

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Developing new delivery tools for gene editing

Scientists are using simple peptides to deliver gene-editing tools into notoriously hard-to-access lung and airway cells with the goal of creating new treatments for people with diseases like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma.

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: She Has a Plan (Not to Raise Middle-Class Taxes)

It's Friday, November 1. Beto O'Rourke is dropping out of the presidential race. The Atlantic 's politics team will be covering developments through the weekend. See you Monday. In today's newsletter: ¶ People. Buttigieg, Warren. ¶ Places. Rock Hill, South Carolina. ¶ Plans. One for Medicare for All * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (Bryan Snyder / Reuters) Will Medicare for All lead to higher taxes for th

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Google Buys Fitbit, Rats Drive Little Cars, and More News

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

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Monte Verde: Our Earliest Evidence of Humans Living in South America

The site of Monte Verde in Chile today. Credit: (Geología Valdivia/Wikimedia Commons) As the Ice Age began to wane, people from northeastern Asia spread to the Americas, some of the last uninhabited continents on Earth. The pioneers traveled south of mile-high ice sheets covering Canada and found vast lands, abounding with mammoth, giant sloth and other now-extinct megafauna. This much has been kn

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Self-Referential Podcasting

When your episode about theorems demonstrates a theorem — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Victoria Braithwaite, ResearcherWho Said Fish Feel Pain, Dies at 52

In two papers and a book, Dr. Braithwaite made the case that fish react to unpleasant stimuli and argued that they be treated humanely.

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Ant-Man 3 is in the works, with Peyton Reed back to direct

Ant-Man 3 is reportedly in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peyton Reed, who also directed Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to helm the third movie. …

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Kevin McCarthy's Flagrant Double Standard

Donald Trump lost the popular vote in 2016. Hillary Clinton received 65,853,514 votes––millions more votes than her opponent. President Trump received just 62,984,828 votes. But Republicans didn't care, correctly insisting that the popular vote, the tally of who more voters wanted, is irrelevant to the legitimate outcome. The Constitution awards the White House to the winner of the Electoral Coll

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'The Witcher' Trailer Is Here—and It's Shockingly Good

It also has a shot of Henry Cavill lounging in a bath that people are very, um, excited about.

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Salt batteries could help renewable energy use. Germany tests it out.

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FDA clears Xact's hands-free, robotic needle surgery system

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Radiation oncologist tapped for top FDA post

If confirmed, Stephen Hahn will replace acting Director Ned Sharpless

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HHMI to fund expansion of Meyerhoff program to boost minorities in science

New competition will fund six universities to adapt successful Maryland program

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New printer creates extremely realistic colorful holograms

Researchers have developed a new printer that produces digital 3D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and realistic color. The new printer could be used to make high-resolution color recreations of objects or scenes for museum displays, architectural models, fine art or advertisements that do not require glasses or special viewing aids.

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Researchers engineer insulin-producing cells activated by light for diabetes

Researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light. The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals.

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The Life Expectancy for American Men Keeps Falling

The life expectancy of American men appears to have peaked, and is now steadily declining. The difference is modest — the average life expectancy declined a total of about four months since 2014, according to CBS News . But while the actual difference is small, the fact that it's declined every year between 2014 and 2017 — the latest year for which data is available — is a troubling sign. Accordi

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California is on track to miss its climate targets—by a century

And it's likely to get harder, not easier, for the state to achieve ever deeper cuts in emissions.

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NASA Is Considering Plans for a Pluto Orbiter

Scientists say the geology of Pluto is second only to Earth in its complexity. NASA's New Horizons probe reached Pluto in 2015, but it zoomed past the dwarf planet in a matter of minutes because of its tremendous velocity. Now, the agency is considering the possibility of sending another mission to Pluto, but this one would stay in orbit to study the surface. A NASA-commissioned study from the So

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Scientists: Something About the Universe Doesn't Look Right

Constantly Changing In July, we reported that scientists were having trouble nailing down the Hubble Constant, a number representing the speed at which our universe is expanding. At that time, new research proposed the number was 69.8 kilometers per second per megaparsec (km/sec/Mpc), while various other scientists had previously calculated it to be 72 , 73.5 , or 74. Now, a team from the Univers

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Liquid-in-liquid printing method could put 3D-printed organs in reach

New technique makes it easier to build stable "tissues"

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Fluorescent probes offer fuller view of drug delivery in cells

Selecting the most effective molecules for drug delivery is often a trial-and-error process, but Cornell engineers are providing some precision thanks to a technique that reveals the performance of those molecules inside living cells.

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Best of frenemies: Unexpected role of social networks in ecology

Social networking, even between competing species, plays a much bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought, according to three biologists at UC Davis.

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Blizzard accepts 'accountability' over Hong Kong controversy, but gamers still aren't happy

Blizzard said it was sorry and announced new games but gamers aren't happy with it. Activision Blizzard has come under fire after it banned Hong Kong player Ng "Blitzchung" Wai Chung in October …

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3D-printed device weeds out blood cells to find cancer

A new method using 3D-printed cell traps can separate cancer cells from billions of blood cells in a patient sample, researchers report. Trapping the white blood cells—which are about the size of cancer cells—and filtering out smaller red blood cells leaves behind the tumor cells, which could be useful in diagnosing disease, potentially provide early warning of recurrence, and enable research int

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Buoyed by 'Super-Fans,' Embattled Nautilus Magazine Hopes to Right Its Course

The publication quickly earned a reputation for award-winning literary science journalism, only to see that reputation founder amid financial headwinds, employee departures, and angry freelancers who were stiffed on payments. A new investor group is hoping to steady things, though critics remain skeptical.

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