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Sydney region faces 'catastrophic' bushfire threat

Sydney residents were warned of "catastrophic" danger and a state of emergency was declared Monday as Australia girded for a fresh wave of devastating bushfires.

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Dichotomous thinking and uncertainty in medicine and science

Medicine is by its very nature uncertain. Unfortunately, humans don't deal well with uncertainty, and our tendency towards dichotomous thinking leads us to think that if we're not absolutely certain about something we don't know anything.

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Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits

Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.

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Freitag: De sårbare rammes først, når sundhedsvæsenet ikke fungerer optimalt

LÆGEDAGE: Hvordan giver vi mest til dem med størst behov? Det spørgsmål udgør årets tema til Lægedage, der skydes i gang i Bella Centeret i dag. Et vigtigt emne i en tid, hvor vi alle kæmper om lægens opmærksomhed, mener PLO-formand Christian Freitag.

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10 Start-Ups to Watch 2019: Sustainable Bioproducts

Making meat from an extremophile fungus

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Mød bløde robotbier, sexede biller og andre teknologier, der efterligner naturen

Her er fire eksempler på, hvordan naturen er inspiration for nye teknologier.

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CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?

Case Western Reserve University researchers have converted the CRISPR 'recognition induced enzymatic signal' to an electrical signal, which was then used to detect the biomarkers for viruses such as HPV or parvo. They hope the end result could be a new 'universal biosensing' point-of-care medical device — similar to the existing commercial blood-glucose sensor — that rapidly and accurately detec

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Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles. The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

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DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. Although, other nucleic acid-like polymers are known, yet much remains unknown regarding possible alternatives for hereditary information storage. Using computational methods, scientists explored the chemical space of stable nucleic acid analogues, finding over one million variants. This suggests a vast

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Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more

New research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada — increased costs that are ultimately passed on to patients.

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The Affordable Care Act's impact on insurance coverage & treatment in patients with HIV and cancer

A recent Cancer study reveals that, for people living with both HIV and cancer (PLWHC), implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved insurance coverage, both in states that expanded Medicaid coverage and those that did not.

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Government should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue

Protecting our climate will protect health, and implementing evidence-based policies that consider action to meet targets on global warming, the economy, taxes and health together should be a priority for Canada's government, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Brand drug discount cards increase private insurer costs by 46%

Discount cards for brand-name drugs provided to patients increased private insurer costs by 46% and varied in their impact on out-of-pocket payments by patients, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Top 10 most viewed rebuttals in September and October 2019

We recently posted about the Top 5 most viewed rebuttals during the month of October on social media and were surprised that the Facebook post garnered quite some reactions and managed to reach many people. So, here is a more detailed blog post also looking at September data which – most likely due to the "Greta effect" saw some interesting spikes and activities. Let's start with the ten most pop

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Does AI Have a Place in Medicine?

Yes, but it will help doctors, not replace them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Open AI, Replica of human brain

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Trafikstyrelsen anbefaler S-tog til Roskilde om 10 år

PLUS. Et udkast til en rapport fra Trafikstyrelsen anbefaler at forlænge S-togsnettet helt til Roskilde. Det kræver dog, at der er ubenyttede S-tog til opgaven.

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What slowdown? Chinese shoppers set new 'Singles' Day' spending record

Chinese consumers spent a record amount on Alibaba platforms Monday during the annual "Singles' Day" buying spree, the world's biggest 24-hour shopping event, which kicked off this year with …

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People are using mosquito nets for fishing – and it works too well

People are increasingly repurposing mosquito nets for fishing around the world, but the nets often catch very young fish which could lead to fewer fish in the future

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Ovanligt himlafenomen i dag: Merkurius passerar solen

Om vädergudarna vill kan du bli vittne till något sällsynt på måndagen. Då passerar Merkurius solen, sett från jorden, och planeten kan vid klart väder ses som en liten svart prick.

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Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit $30 billion, on track for record

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles' Day shopping blitz crossed the $30 billion mark at 4:31 p.m. (0831 GMT), putting the event on track …

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Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery

While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or gastric sleeve) can reco

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Impaired liver function during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood obesity

Impaired liver function during pregnancy may alter gut bacteria composition and increase the risk of obesity in children, according to results presented at The Society for Endocrinology Annual Conference. In a rodent of model of the most common liver disease in pregnancy, the composition of gut bacteria in offspring was altered and liver function impaired, particularly when they were fed a Western

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Men and women speak different languages, shows study

A new psychology study finds differences in speech patterns between men and women. Men tend to use more abstract language, while women focus more on the details. This tendency is due to power dynamics that can be changed, concluded the researchers. None It's more than a cultural trope that men and women speak different languages – a new psychology study shows us that they indeed have very distinc

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Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene

Scientists have a relatively precise idea about where whales and their closest terrestrial relatives evolved more than 50 million years ago (early Eocene), thanks to the discovery of ancient …

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Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa

Private explorers found the U.S.S. Grayback beneath 1,400 feet of water after realizing that a mistranslated Japanese war record had pointed searchers in the wrong direction.

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Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: Amphibious whale from middle Eocene

Scientists have a relatively precise idea about where whales and their closest terrestrial relatives evolved more than 50 million years ago (early Eocene), thanks to the discovery of ancient cetacean fossils in India and Pakistan. Around 45 million years ago, four-legged whales (protocetids) gradually dispersed out of Asia, westward towards Africa and then reached the east coast of North America m

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New sphenisciform fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

New Zealand is a key area for understanding the diversity of the extinct penguins and has even revealed the existence of 'giant' penguin species (larger than living penguins). A new study describes a remarkably complete giant penguin skeleton from the Oligocene, Kawhia Harbour in the North Island of New Zealand.

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Glutamine-blocking drug slows tumor growth and strengthens anti-tumor response

A compound that blocks glutamine metabolism can slow tumor growth, alter the tumor microenvironment and promote the production of durable and highly active anti-tumor T cells.

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Superfood for Mesozoic herbivores?

The long-necked, big bodied sauropod dinosaurs comprise some of the largest terrestrial vertebrates to walk the earth. These behemoths were herbivores that survived solely on plant material. There has been long speculation as to what food resources could have supported their size, particularly when young and growing fast.

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A distinct spin on atomic transport

Physicists demonstrate simultaneous control over transport and spin properties of cold atoms, and thus establish a framework for exploring concepts in spintronics and solid-state physics.

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New potential approach to type 2 diabetes treatment

The protein adipsin, which is produced in body fat, helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Among middle-aged adults, higher levels of the protein in the blood were also associated with protection from type 2 diabetes.

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Copper hospital beds kill bacteria, save lives

A new study has found that copper hospital beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) harbored an average of 95% fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds, and maintained these low-risk levels throughout patients' stay in hospital.

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From plants, scientists extract better way to determine what our genes do

An improved technique will help explore genetic diseases and benefit drug development. It could also lead to better, safer weed killers.

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Scientists further refine how quickly the universe is expanding

Scientists have devised a new measurement of the Hubble Constant.

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Conservation scientists call for reverse to biodiversity loss

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world. Scientists, aim to draw attention to what they call "net positive outcomes for nature".

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Climate change: British Airways reviews 'fuel-tankering' over climate concerns

A British Airways insider has revealed airlines deliberately fill planes with extra fuel to cut costs.

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#71 Stressramte læger

Læge Morten Saksø har været sygemeldt med stress. Her fortæller han sin historie og om det sundhedssystem, som har været en medvirkende faktor i hans sygdomsforløb.

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Build a semi-permanent work surface you can put away easily

Yeah, it's a few steps beyond a sheet of wood, but it's sturdy and won't move on you while you're working. (John Kennedy/) The most basic work surface is just a flat, mostly stable thing big enough to hold whatever you're working on. But while you might be able to disassemble an old video game console in your lap, a dedicated DIY workspace will make the job exponentially easier. Still, not everyo

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Stress hormone helps control the circadian rhythm of brain cells

Researchers have shown how the brain's circadian rhythm in rats is, among other things, controlled by the stress hormone corticosterone — in humans called cortisol. This has been shown by means of a completely new method in the form of implanted micropumps.

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Turbulence creates ice in clouds

Vertical air motions increase ice formation in mixed-phase clouds. This correlation was predicted theoretically for a long time, but could now be observed for the first time in nature. Using laser and radar equipment, the team measured the vertical air velocity and ice formation in thin mixed-phase clouds.

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High numbers of youth report using prescription opioids in the past year

A new analysis of US data finds an unexpectedly high prevalence of prescription opioid use among youth. As recently as 2015-2016, 21% of adolescents and 32% of young adults said they had used these drugs in the past year. Nearly 4 percent and 8 percent, respectively, reported misusing opioids.

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Allergy shots may be an effective treatment for pediatric pollen food allergy syndrome

A new study shows allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.

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Machine learning enhances light-beam performance at the advanced light source

A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated how machine-learning tools can improve the stability of light beams' size for science experiments at a synchrotron light source via adjustments that largely cancel out unwanted fluctuations.

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Immersion in virtual reality scenes of the Arctic helps to ease people's pain

Watching immersive 360 videos of icy Arctic scenes helps to relieve intense burning pain and could hold hope for treating chronic pain, a small study has found.

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Creating fake rhino horn with horse hair to help in saving the endangered rhino

Scientists have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair.

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Millions of seabirds rely on discarded fish

Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research shows.

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Nikki Haley's Audacious Bet

Nikki Haley, the bright hope of Trump-skeptical Republicans, has placed a big bet that the Republican future will be almost as Trump-y as the recent Republican past. Haley numbers among the Republicans most often named as a leader for the post-Trump future. At intervals over the past three years, she has dissented from some of the more bizarre Trump excesses. After Donald Trump gloated over a bur

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Automated wearable artificial kidney may improve peritoneal dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis performed with an automated wearable artificial kidney was safe and effective for removing toxins from the blood of patients with kidney failure.

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Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet — meant to improve both human and planetary health — would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

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Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke

People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to new findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people.

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Modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease

Researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, so that it can more successfully cut out undesirable genetic information. This improved cutting ability could one day fast-track potential therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease and, potentially, other immune conditions.

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New weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.

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To monitor cancer therapy, researchers tag CAR T cells with imaging markers

The researchers genetically engineered CAR T cells with molecular tags, which they were able to monitor in an animal model using position emission tomography (PET) imaging.

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New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays — 3D, augmented and virtual reality — and advanced photonic applications such as mirrorless lasers, bio-sensors and fast/slow light generation, according to an international team of researchers.

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Conflict of interest disclosures don't alter the recommendations of peer reviewers

A new study suggests that such conflicts of interest disclosures have no impact on journal reviewers, even when the authors of submitted papers did, in fact, report conflicts. The study also found that reviewers' evaluations of different facets of research quality, such as methods, conclusions and objectivity, were similarly unaffected by COI disclosures.

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Nematode fumigants have very low long-term impact on soil health, study suggests

It started with curiosity. How does a fumigant, commonly used for nematode management in potato cropping systems, influence soil microbial communities? To explore this question, scientists used high-throughput sequencing techniques to investigate changes in soil bacterial and fungal community structure in response to the application of 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D) in Pacific Northwest potato produc

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Implantable artificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone

The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney could eliminate the need for dialysis.

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Groundbreaking HIV vaccine design strategy shows promise in proof-of-principle tests

The new vaccine strategy centers on stimulating the immune system to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against HIV. These special antibodies are capable of neutralizing many different strains of the fast-mutating virus by binding to important yet difficult-to-access regions of the virus surface that don't vary much from strain to strain.

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Older adults find greater well-being in smaller social networks, study finds

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face relationships? The answer may be no, according to new research.

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US economy to expand, but at a slower pace, reaching about 2% growth in 2020

The US economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2% and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more anemic, growing at a rate of about 1.25%, according to a forecast.

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Protein decoy stymies lung cancer growth in mice

Scientists have developed an experimental drug that targets a currently untreatable type of lung cancer responsible for generating roughly 500,000 newly diagnosed cases worldwide each year.

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Scientists take action to prevent sexual harassment and bias

Scientists from a variety of fields highlight key ways institutions and funding agencies can help address sexual harassment and gender bias in the STEM workplace.

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Insights on the effects of cannabidiol on severe form of epilepsy

New results may help explain why cannabidiol — a chemical component of marijuana with no psychoactive properties — reduces the frequency of seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy.

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Modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease

Researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, so that it can more successfully cut out undesirable genetic information. This improved cutting ability could one day fast-track potential therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease and, potentially, other immune conditions.

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Origin of deadly wheat pathogen revealed

A team of researchers has uncovered the basis of stem rust pathogen Ug99's wide virulence, attacking a direct threat to the world wheat supply.

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Tvangsoverspisning skal på kortet

Tvangsoverspisning er den mest udbredte spiseforstyrrelse, men det er ikke en registreret diagnose i Danmark. Vi skal have lidelsen på dagsordenen, siger praktiserende læge.

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Could artificial volcanos solve the e-waste recycling problem?

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Universal basic income begins testing in the US

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The Collaborative Hologram = The Future of Wedding Photography

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Nothing on skin rejuvenation?

I'd rather live forever young and look in my early 20s – mid 20s, than age furrher. Has there been anything on stopping skin ageing? submitted by /u/ChildFriendlyMemes [link] [comments]

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Regenerative medicine technology targets cause of low back pain

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If you're using 'millennial' as a meaningful measurement, you should probably stop

What value does the word "millennial" actually have? Americans have heard the term ad nauseam by now. In politics , public relations or marketing , it's a buzzword. But millennial doesn't hold nearly as much meaning as Americans pretend it does. Here's why. It doesn't mean what we often say it means A recent news story in Fox News was an example of a common problem – though any examination of new

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Team of 'white hat' hackers found bugs in Amazon Echo and Galaxy S10

A team of leading security researchers was recently crowned top hackers after finding vulnerabilities across multiple devices including an Alexa-powered Amazon Echo and a Samsung Galaxy S10.

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Samarbejde mellem almen medicin og karkirurgi skal styrkes

Speciallæger i almen medicin skal opdateres på, hvordan de kan samarbejde og kommunikere bedre med speciallæger i karkirurgi.

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The Newest Teaser for Westworld’s Next Season Is an Ad for a Menacing Tech Company

Incite, Inc. is here to propel you forward to the future. No, don’t think about the name too much. It’s probably not threatening.Read more…

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Læger skal opdateres på hyppige og sjældne syndromer

Både kronisk træthedssyndrom og postcommotionelt syndrom er sygdomme, der på hver sin vis er aktuelle. Derfor er det tid til, at de praktiserende læger får en opdatering på området, siger praktiserende læge.

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Vi kan lære noget af det israelske sundhedsvæsen

I Israel er der et stort fokus på den primære sektor. Det kan være en inspirationskilde for Danmark, siger direktør i PLO.

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Færdighedsværksteder får nyt liv

Selvom færdighedsværkstederne ikke er et nyt element på Lægedage, er der alligevel blevet pustet nyt liv i konceptet. Det er en bedre mulighed for at få prøvet sine teknikker af, siger Lægedage-ansvarlig.

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Limits, schlimits: it’s time to rethink how we teach calculus

Ars chats with math teacher Ben Orlin about his book Change is the Only Constant

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New X-ray technology could revolutionize how doctors identify abnormalities

Using ground-breaking technology, researchers are testing a new method of X-ray imaging that uses color to identify microfractures in bones. Microfractures were previously impossible to see using standard X-ray imaging.

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Prevalence of hepatitis C rates in Ohio may indicate highest areas of opioid misuse

Researchers studied hepatitis C rates within the state and discovered consistently high rates in the southern Appalachia region over a five-year period.

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How climate change will affect hydropower production in Canada

Changing climate and weather patterns are going to have dramatic impacts on Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity, according to new research. Hydropower giant Quebec will see its hydroelectricity output potential jump by as much as 15%. In contrast, British Columbia, the second biggest hydropower producer in Canada, as well as Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, will see dr

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This new research will help you make better food decisions

On your busiest, most stressed-out days, you may not be thinking much about what ends up on your lunch or dinner plate. In fact, you may count yourself lucky if your meal didn't come out of the vending machine at work. But abandoning your healthy eating goals stands in the way of your ability to fully thrive. After all, plenty of research shows that a diet rich in produce offers valuable nutrient

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The Planets and You

Predictable transits and conjunctions belie a deeper story that includes our origins — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Aging US dams pose risk to thousands

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.

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Russia releases last belugas from 'whale jail'

The last whales held in a notorious facility dubbed the "whale jail" in Russia's Far East were released on Sunday, the institute overseeing the operation said.

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Russia releases last belugas from 'whale jail'

The last whales held in a notorious facility dubbed the "whale jail" in Russia's Far East were released on Sunday, the institute overseeing the operation said.

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Is renewable energy and tree planting enough to reverse climate change?

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The first artificial material that follows sunlight may upgrade solar panels

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Ukraine invents supersonic missile that 'cannot be shot down'

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Alphabet's moonshot leader: 'Climate crisis is the single biggest problem' in the world – CNET

Employees at Alphabet, Google's parent, have called out the company over its decisions regarding climate change.

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Brain Scanning vs. Self-Rated Brain Activity

On Twitter this week I joked that neuroscientists could save money on brain scanners by just asking people how active their brains are. Why do we spend so much on neuroimaging and then rely on self-report measures of the other variables of interest? Why not self-report brain activity, how active is your amygdala 1-10? https://t.co/ph3A2Uc6zc— Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic) November 6, 2019 However,

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Astro Teller on How to Handle Failure

And what Alphabet's moonshot factory, X, is going after next.

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Du kan bruge Googles nye kunstige intelligens helt uden at kode

Teachable machine kan lære at genkende ansigter, lyde og bevægelser ud fra data, som du fodrer den med.

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Jefferson's Doomed Educational Experiment

Celina Pereira T homas Jefferson had a severe case of New England envy. Though that region had formed the most consistent bloc of opposition to him and his political party, almost from the beginning of his time on the national stage, he admired many things about the place. First and foremost, he looked with longing toward New England's system of town meetings, which gathered citizens together to

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The CDC Says It Really Knows What's Causing "Vape Lung" This Time

Finally, the government says it's pretty sure what's behind the mysterious "vape lung" epidemic that's been spreading across the country, affecting more than 2,000 people and killing at least 39. A compound called vitamin E acetate has been found in all 29 lung fluid samples taken by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Washington Post reports . And while the CDC was loo

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Can science break its plastic addiction?

Lucy Gilliam has an infectious passion for environmental action. Today, she works in Brussels on environmental transport policy. But in the early 2000s, she was a molecular microbiologist in …

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Scientists Detect Huge Thermonuclear Blast in Deep Space

Big Boom NASA recently detected a massive thermonuclear explosion coming from outer space. The culprit seems to be a distant pulsar, the space agency reports , which is the stellar remains of a star that blew up in a supernova but was too small to form a black hole . NASA spotted the burst because it sent out an intense beam of x-rays that got picked up by the agency's orbital observatory NICER .

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What to Do With That Rotting Pumpkin Corpse

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose? You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that's certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America's landfills. Some are thrown away the day after Halloween, contributing to the 30.3 mill

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Why Designing Our Own Biology Will Be the Next Big Thing in Medicine

It's hard to watch a loved one get sick. Their eyes go glassy. Their breathing is punctuated by body-wracking coughs. Feverish and aching, they struggle to get out of bed. Hard as these symptoms are to witness, they're so familiar you don't need a medical degree to know it's probably a bad cold and maybe the flu. Get some rest, hydrate, pop some ibuprofen, see a doctor if the symptoms significant

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The Bacterial Surprise in This Bird's Smell

The bacteria in a bird's microbiome seems to play an important role in the odoriferous messages it sends to other birds.

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How do we find the path that leads between merging fully with AI and fighting it? * How do we create a system with universal basic income that do not make people docile? * How does the platform/system inspire people to find meaning/ their purpose?

These three questions we have been pondering alot in our community here in Copenhagen, and we have reached a point where we are able to give answers to them Our pointers towards answers is thus far (remember this is work in progress): The first one (about AI) is probably the hardest to put into concrete words, as our means of communication is entangled in concepts, mind and AI itself. A first att

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Medical company believes they have the cure for HIV/AIDS

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor er vingerne forskellige på vindmøller og bordventilatorer?

En læser undrer sig over, at der er så stor forskel på ventilator- og vindmøllevinger, selv om de selvfølgelig bruges til forskellige formål. Vindmøllepionér Henrik Stiesdal forklarer forskellen.

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League of Legends World Championship Finals live: G2 take on FPX in 'biggest event in eSports history'

The finals of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship are here at last, marking what many claim to be the pinnacle of eSports.

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12 Gift Ideas for Wine or Beer Lovers in Your Life

From growlers to glassware, these are our favorite gifts for beer, wine, or cocktail connoisseurs.

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Rudy Giuliani's Tweets Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, Rudy Giuliani lawyered up on Twitter and the internet began to ask what triggers liberals and conservatives.

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The Failure of Uber's Self-Driving Car, Polestar's Debut, and More Car News This Week

Plus, a call to require helmets for cyclists, Paris battles e-scooters, and more.

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The Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century

Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Hunter S. Thompson's Letters to His Enemies

I f letters made sounds when we opened them, sounds expressive of their contents—if, from the freshly unsealed envelope, there rose a lover's sigh, or an alcoholic belch, or a rasping cough of officialdom—the letters of Hunter S. Thompson would have released, I think, a noise like nearby gunfire. Like the crackle of some endless small-arms engagement. Pop , pop , pop , deep into the night. I've b

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The Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century

Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Recommended Books, November 2019

The ecosystem of a crime scene, how undercover patients changed psychiatric care, and more — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Greatest Unknown Intellectual of the 19th Century

Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today he is all but forgotten — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children

Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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The Pursuit of Creativity Can Make Algorithms Much Smarter

Neural networks are demonstrating profound leaps in their abilities when they're tasked with open exploration instead of a narrowly focused goal.

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Silk patch monitors health, no sweat

Fashionable fabric becomes a top-of-the-range electrode.

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That's unsinkable behaviour

Lasers, spiders, ants and air help create a metallic structure that keeps coming back to the surface.

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Can we beat mosquitos at their own game?

Understanding their aerodynamics and acoustics could be a double win.

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How should we treat a social robot?

Abusing it won't hurt it, but it could make you a crueller person

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Science history: How George Westinghouse lit up the world

Success flowed from the epic Current War.

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A dozen space doppelgangers

Hubble captures a unique view of the Sunburst Arc.

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The Joyful Redemption of Back to Life

While 2019 has been a banner year for comically devastating TV heroines imported from Britain, Miri Matteson, the hero of the new Showtime series Back to Life , is so distinctive that to clump her in with the Fleabags and the Sharons , the Aines or even the Alices , feels like a disservice. Created and played by Daisy Haggard, Miri is impossibly kind and ineffably optimistic. She's also just been

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Black Friday deal on Sennheiser noise-canceling headphones under $80 – CNET

These are some of the best headphones we've seen at this price in the lead up to the holiday weekend.

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Skywatchers In North America Hope For Clear Skies To See Transit Of Mercury

Monday morning, the solar system's innermost planet will begin a 5.5-hour march across the disk of the sun. All you need to see it are clear skies and access to a telescope with a sun filter. (Image credit: Bill Ingalls/AP)

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Amazon Kindle for Kids Review: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

Get your child a Kindle and use it to support your local library!

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Joe Biden Is Schrödinger's Candidate

C hoosing to have Joe Biden deliver his stump speech at a living-history museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in front of a fake frontier opera house on a strip made up like an old-town Main Street, would seem to be a questionable choice for a campaign seeking to demonstrate that the candidate is up to the challenges of the present moment. Given the increasing concerns about Biden's candidacy—his age, his

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They Support Trump. They Want Him Impeached.

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—The small towns that run across Iowa's northwest corner form a district that is as politically red as it gets in America. There are vast stretches of farmland; public-school football teams pray together after games; Christian music regularly plays over the loudspeakers in shopping centers. Voters here in Iowa's Fourth Congressional District have sent Representative Steve King b

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Se flydele fra hele Europa blive samlet i Airbus-fabrik

I Toulouse er SAS´ første A350-fly ved at blive samlet, malet og testet. Flydele fra hele Europa bliver fløjet hen til den 141.000 kvadratmeter store fabrik, som Ingeniøren har besøgt efter invitation fra Airbus og SAS.

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Navigating reality: It's all about perspective

Social philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger explains why the capacity to hold the relationships between many perspectives at once can inform our choice-making and help us navigate reality. Transperspectival thinking is useful in the abstract—like Schmachtenberger's example of two tribes of dimensional beings—as well as in the real world. Try to recall this lesson on transperspectival thinking duri

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The Show-Trial Rhetoric That Took Down a Charter-School Founder

About 10 years ago, Steven Wilson founded the Ascend charter school in Brooklyn. Ascend is now a network with 15 schools; they serve mostly poor kids of color from kindergarten to high-school age, and they work. Test scores there outstrip New York City averages . Some charter schools have become notorious for excessively punitive discipline; Ascend examined and revised its disciplinary practices

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How My Grandfather Helped Bring Down the Nixon Presidency

John Northrop poses with a copy of the White House tape transcript of President Nixon's Watergate conversations. (Ron Frehm / AP) In April 1974, President Richard Nixon released a thousand-page transcript of secretly recorded White House conversations, hoping to put an end to the Watergate scandal that was threatening his presidency. After the House Judiciary Committee demanded the tapes of these

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You won't find tomorrow's blatherskites in the class divide | Kenan Malik

A new survey of England's dialects is instead likely to shine a light on social tribes and generational differences Are you a blatherskite? Do you have murfles? Are you frightened of Old Harry? In the 1950s, the Survey of English Dialects sent fieldworkers across England to track regional variations in everyday words. Blatherskites were gossips, murfles were freckles and Old Harry was a bogeyman.

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Deler billeder af kønssygdomme: Reddit-brugere stiller diagnoser for hinanden

Tendensen kaldes crowd-diagnose. Men du skal gå til lægen, hvis du er syg, siger dansk læge.

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Can laboratories curb their addiction to plastic?

Research scientists have largely gone unnoticed as major users of unrecyclable material. Now some universities are helping them kick the habit Scientific research is a largely ignored consumer of single-use plastics, with the biomedical sciences a particularly high-volume offender. Plastic petri dishes, bottles of various shapes and sizes, several types of glove, a dizzying array of pipettes and

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AIs Are Getting Too Smart – Time For A New "IQ Test" 🎓

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People with more empathy may actually increase political divisions

People who score higher on a test of empathy seem to have stronger positive feelings about their own political party and stronger negative ones about the opposition

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Iceland students see chilling reality of melting glacier

Icelandic seventh-grader Lilja Einarsdottir is on an unusual field trip with her class: they're measuring the Solheimajokull glacier to see how much it has shrunk in the past year, witnessing climate change first-hand.

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Højttalerproducent blander små serier og prototyper: Kræver nye toner fra robotterne

PLUS. Traditionen for dansk­producerede højttalere skal løftes med robotter. Tre erfarne udviklere er gået sammen med Teknologisk Institut om at udvikle en robot til små serier.

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Australians warned worst bushfires may be yet to come

Sydney is facing a "catastrophic" fire threat, authorities said on Sunday, as firefighters in eastern Australia raced to prepare for worsening conditions after ferocious bushfires devastated communities.

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Thailand wants to ban these three pesticides. The US government says no | Carey Gillam

The Trump administration is putting profits before people by pressuring the country not to ban harmful chemicals You know it's a dark day for America when foreign leaders have to lecture US officials about the importance of prioritizing public health over corporate profits. Yet that is what is happening now, as the Trump administration pressures Thailand not to ban three pesticides that scientifi

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Climate change deniers' new battle front attacked

'Pernicious' campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help – expert The battle between climate change deniers and the environment movement has entered a new, pernicious phase. That is the stark warning of one of the world's leading climate experts, Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. Mann told the Observer that although flat reje

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Sjældent fænomen over Danmark i morgen: Merkur flyver forbi Solen

Hvis vejret tillader det, vil du med kikkert kunne se Merkur passere forbi Solen i morgen eftermiddag.

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Italy Has an Intolerance Problem. Does It Still Have a Moderate Right?

ROME—When Liliana Segre, the face of Italy's historical memory of the Holocaust, was named a senator for life last year, it was something of an honorary title for the 89-year-old grandmother. Segre, who was deported to Auschwitz at 13, No. 75191 tattooed on her arm, has spent her life speaking about her experience. She could easily have remained a figurehead in her new role. Instead, she has used

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Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible

Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the journal World Neurosurgery, the study analyzed the effectiveness over the past 20 years of a successful neurosurgical department, its residency program, an international residenc

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Forskare: "Extremkyla i Europa och USA kan bero på uppvärmt Arktis"

De senaste åren har det periodvis varit ovanligt kallt i USA, Europa och Japan vilket har krävt många människoliv. Vissa forskare tror att extremvädret beror på att Arktis har blivit varmare. Spela klippet och se hur uppvärmda arktiska havsströmmar kan vara en orsak till extremkalla vintrar och heta somrar.

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Vad är skillnaden på väder och klimat?

Lite förenklat kan man säga att kläderna är vädret och garderoben är klimatet. Spela klippet för att se SVT:s meterolog Pererik Åberg förklara hur det hänger ihop.

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Marine Mammal Epidemic Linked to Climate Change

A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Woody Allen, Amazon end legal dispute over movie deal

Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. …

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Apple Card issuer investigated after viral tweet – CNET

Algorithm alleged offering men a higher credit limit than women.

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Marine Mammal Epidemic Linked to Climate Change

A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Marine Mammal Epidemic Linked to Climate Change

A measleslike virus is ricocheting through marine mammal populations in the Arctic—and melting sea ice might be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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DOJ subpoenas automakers who agreed to California emissions standards

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Unsettling Study Finds People Just Don't Care That Much if Humans Go Extinct

"Participants do not find human extinction uniquely bad."

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Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy

Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive 'green bullet' catalyst that could ultimately provide entirely renewable energy.

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No more traffic blues for information transfer: Decongesting wireless channels

The increasing number of devices connected over wireless networks is causing channels of information flow to be congested with heavy information traffic. But, these devices are resource-constrained and cannot support existing decongestion techniques. In a new study, scientists have applied a certain machine-learning technique that can enable even these devices to adaptively choose freer channels f

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No more traffic blues for information transfer: Decongesting wireless channels

The increasing number of devices connected over wireless networks is causing channels of information flow to be congested with heavy information traffic. But, these devices are resource-constrained and cannot support existing decongestion techniques. In a new study, scientists have applied a certain machine-learning technique that can enable even these devices to adaptively choose freer channels f

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You Can Get A Master's In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, now has a master's program dedicated to the science and therapeutics of medical weed because of a growing number of students looking for expertise in the field. (Image credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Hospitalizations among dialysis patients are higher in areas with more black residents

Patients receiving hemodialysis at facilities located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents have a higher rate of hospitalization. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy

Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 Nov. 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Biologics offer similar disease activity improvement for elderly & young-onset RA patients

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, both patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose disease onset occurred at an older age and those whose disease onset occurred earlier in life have similar improvements in clinical disease at 48 weeks after starting biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, as well as similar drug maintenance and adverse

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Some people with RA treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer have flare, most able to continue treatment

A new study found that cancer patients with a pre-existing autoimmune disease receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors as treatment are likely to experience a flare. However, their rate of experiencing an immune related adverse event is at a rate similar to patients without an autoimmune disease. The study sought to determine the safety and efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with r

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Methotrexate reduces joint damage progression over placebo in erosive hand OA

According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, methotrexate did not demonstrate superior efficacy over placebo for pain relief and function evolution at three and 12 months in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, but did significantly reduce the progression of joint damage over placebo and seems to facilitate bone remodeling in these patients.

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ADA2 is a specific biomarker for MAS in systemic JIA

According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) in the peripheral blood is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome, a potentially life-threatening complication of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (systemic JIA).

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Children with Down syndrome at increased risk for inflammatory, erosive arthritis

A new study finds that children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk of an associated form of arthritis. Additionally, researchers recommend changing the name to Down syndrome-associated arthritis to more accurately reflect the inflammatory and erosive nature of the condition. Details of this study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

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Post-market price changes alone account for most recent spending growth for biologics

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that annual spending on biologic DMARDS (biologics) by US public programs and beneficiaries nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016. The study showed post-market drug price changes alone account for the majority of recent spending growth, and manufacturers' rebates have little impact on rising costs.

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Low-dose oral prednisolone substantially improves pain and function in hand OA

Research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that a six-week treatment with low-dose oral prednisolone substantially improves pain and decreases signs of inflammation in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis.

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Limited access to SLE lab tests in developing nations affects usefulness

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, supportive laboratory assays to diagnose lupus, specifically the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test, are less often offered in developing nations due to a relative lack of resources. This greatly reduced the diagnostic utility of ANA as an entry criterion for lupus classification in Ghanaian and Nigerian cohort

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Additional medications to treat children with JIA are urgently needed

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, there is a profound ongoing need for additional medications to control the signs and symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), despite the availability of several approved biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (biologics).

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Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improves diagnostic accuracy and predicts polymyalgia rheumatica

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, use of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in shoulders of patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may contribute to more accurate diagnosis and prediction of recurrence. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI displayed capsulitis, rotator cuff tendinitis and focal osteitis in shoulders that was relatively sp

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Atmospheric and environmental changes impact organ-specific lupus flares

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found a strong association between changes in atmospheric and environmental variables 10 days before a clinic visit and organ-specific lupus flares in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Tocilizumab more effective than Rituximab in RA patients with low B-cell levels

New research discovered that tocilizumab is more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose synovial tissue show a low level of B cell infiltration and did not respond to conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (conventional synthetic DMARDs) or tumor necrosis factor (TNFi) inhibitors first.

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Psoriasis onset determines if psoriatic arthritis patients develop arthritis or psoriasis first

In a new study presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, researchers found the age of psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis. Additionally, they found that pustular psoriasis is associated with arthritis onset two years earlier than the intercept interval; and there is an increased delay for nail involvement, plaque psoriasis o

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Down syndrome arthropathy diagnosis delayed a year, optimal treatments still unclear

A new study found that patients with Down syndrome arthropathy continue to have an approximate year-long delay in diagnosis from the onset of their symptoms, and that optimal therapy for this condition remains unclear (Abstract # 2722). Details of this research will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

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Ultrasound to guide treatment strategy not beneficial in early RA

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, a treatment strategy guided by ultrasound information use does not appear to provide better treatment decisions in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. The study didn't find any additional reduction in MRI inflammation or structural damage when compared to a conventional treat-to-target strategy.

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SLE Medicaid patients have higher 30-day death rate compared to those with diabetes

New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double that of patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent the same procedures. This study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

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Opioid use hospitalization rates increased for patients with common rheumatic diseases

New research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting show an increase in opioid-use disorder (OUD) hospitalizations among patients with five musculoskeletal conditions, trends that healthcare providers, policy makers and patients need to be more aware of to help prevent opioid use disorder-related morbidity and mortality.

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Babies exposed to TNFi or tofacitinib in utero experience very few serious infections

A new study found that very few serious infections were seen in children born to mothers with chronic inflammatory diseases who used non-TNFi biologics or tofacitinib during pregnancy compared to children not exposed to these drugs and children exposed to TNFi biologics in utero. These findings are being presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

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Opioids offer minor pain relief and function benefits, but no quality of life benefit

New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Researchers also found only small benefits on pain and function after two to 12 weeks of treatment, and interestingly, strong opioids had consistently worse pain relief benefits and a greater risk of any safety-rela

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Physicians should consider HCQ to reduce the risk of recurrent congenital heart block

New research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting discovered that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) significantly reduces the recurrence rate of congenital heart block in subsequent pregnancies of women with anti-SSA/ Ro antibodies, regardless of their health status. (Abstract #1761).

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Live zoster vaccine safe and effective for people taking TNF inhibitors

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, the live zoster virus vaccine is safe for people who are currently receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) biologic therapies for various indications (Abstract # 824).

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Androids that offer "digital immortality" begin mass production in Russia

Promobot, a Russian company, makes the world's first humanoid android. The model Robo-C robot can't walk but has a sophisticated personality AI. The android can be made to look like any human. None We are well on our way to the sci-fi staple of a world inhabited by both people and androids. A startup from Russia is launching mass production of robotic clones of humans. " Promobot " is offering au

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Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure

I've now treated several patients with the new cancer gene therapy called CAR-T, but there's still a lot to learn — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses

For the first time, a study shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours.

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Can Empathic Concern Actually Increase Political Polarization?

New research suggests that those who display the most concern for others are also the most socially polarized — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Space hotels could launch as early as 2021: photos

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Hydrogen fuel cells becoming viable in maritime sector

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The U.S. builds death traps, not streets

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Small Satellite to Study Resources Needed for Sustained Lunar Presence

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Can Empathic Concern Actually Increase Political Polarization?

New research suggests that those who display the most concern for others are also the most socially polarized — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure

I've now treated several patients with the new cancer gene therapy called CAR-T, but there's still a lot to learn — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Heart attack modeled with human stem cells

A model of ischemic heart disease was developed using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC). This model can provide a useful platform for developing effective drugs without sacrificing animals.

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Ion transfer principles of salinity gradient power generation technology

A mathematical analysis model that can identify the ion transfer principle of salinity gradient power technology.

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Placenta imaging method may aid diagnosis of pregnancy complications

A new imaging technique to track maternal blood flow to the placenta has the potential to help diagnose several common complications in early pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers used the technique, referred to as pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging (pCASL MRI), to identify women with reduced placental blood flow who later developed one or more complicat

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Oxygen-starved tumor cells have survival advantage that promotes cancer spread

Using cells from human breast cancers and mouse breast cancer models, researchers say they have significant new evidence that tumor cells exposed to low-oxygen conditions have an advantage when it comes to invading and surviving in the bloodstream.

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Experts Back Mandatory Bike Helmets but Not All Cyclists Are Sold

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that helmets be required for bicyclists but some biking enthusiasts object.

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Huge Data Leak Doxes Members of Notorious Neo-Nazi Forum

Apple Mail encryption, Ring doorbell Wi-Fi, and more of the week's top security news.

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Icelandic Walruses May Have Been Early Victims of Human-Driven Extinction

The timing of the walrus's disappearance suggests the Vikings, and their ivory trade, had something to do with it.

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Vores forfædre gik på to ben langt tidligere, end vi regnede med, viser fund af ny abeart

Fossiler af arten blev fundet i Tyskland og er hele 12 millioner år gamle.

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Facebook accused of 'empowering' a racist company culture

Almost a year ago, former Facebook manager Mark Luckie accused the social network of "failing its black employees and its black users." According to a group of black, Latinx …

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Can Lifelong, Invasive Screening Eradicate Cancer?

A prominent oncologist urges continuous testing of everyone from birth onward with implanted devices that detect cancerous cells before they spread — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall

In August 1961, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began erecting a barrier to prevent East Berliners and other Eastern-bloc citizens from fleeing into West Berlin. Walls that started as small barriers became, over time, massive concrete structures dotted with watchtowers overlooking buffer zones known as "death strips." During the 28 years it stood, only about 5,000 people managed to

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Empathy Is Tearing Us Apart

Americans are as polarized as they've ever been. Could the problem be that we're caring for each other too much?

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The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage

Indonesia's mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned.

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A Bloomberg Presidential Run Comes Down to One Question

Most presidential candidates launch their campaigns with a rally, or a trip to Iowa or New Hampshire. On Thursday evening, a few hours after aides called The New York Times to say he was really, actually—no, seriously going to do this, Mike Bloomberg tucked in for a small dinner at a French bistro on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where a plate of french fries goes for $10. The next day, he sen

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Google Stadia App Arrives To Play Store With Red Dead 2, Borderlands 3 And Cyberpunk 2077

It as seems as Google is getting its ducks in a row in preparation for its Stadia cloud gaming service going live later this month. Ahead of Stadia's launch on November 19, Google has made …

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How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests.

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Frederick Douglass's Vision for a Reborn America

Diana Ejaita "We are a country of all extremes, ends and opposites; the most conspicuous example of composite nationality in the world … In races we range all the way from black to white, with intermediate shades which, as in the apocalyptic vision, no man can name or number." — Frederick Douglass, 1869 I n the late 1860s, Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave turned prose poet of American democ

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Ambrosia Is Back to Selling Transfusions of Young People's Blood

Ambrosia Health is back. Following a brief shuttering — and then a rebranding effort during which it was known as Ivy Plasma — the "young blood" clinic has gone back to its roots : selling plasma sourced from the blood of 16- to 25- year-olds to healthy patients who believe the transfusions can give them ill-defined health benefits. "People really like the Ambrosia name and brand, so Ambrosia is

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Adobe defends Photoshop for iPad after receiving a wave of poor reviews

Earlier this week, Adobe took the stage at its MAX Conference to announce the much-awaited Photoshop for iPad, which is the company's adaptation of the desktop app tailored for tablets.

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Bloodhound land speed car will be back racing next week

Engineers think they understand why a heat sensor has been playing up on the superfast desert vehicle.

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Ancient gas cloud reveals universe's first stars formed quickly

The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of astronomers to perform the earliest-ever measurement of how the universe was enriched with a diversity of chemical elements. Their findings reveal that the first generation of stars formed more quickly than previously thought.

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'Pac-Man-like' mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes

Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems to have defied previous models because it has a higher spin and mass than the range thought possible. A group of researchers has created simulations that could explain how the merger happened.

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Pestbomber og salmonella-sprays: Her er fem af historiens værste biologiske angreb

Biologiske våben er svære at styre. Alligevel er historien fyldt med dem.

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Opinion | 5-Hour Workdays? 4-Day Workweeks? Yes, Please

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Orlando police granted first-ever genealogy website warrant

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Whatever happened to SeaOrbiter?

If you're not familiar, SeaOrbiter was a French project that made a minor splash earlier this decade by making their goal to build a futuristic-looking ocean research vessel for a cost just over $50 million. It was headed by French architect Jacques Rougerie, oceanographer Jacques Piccard, and astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien. Construction was to begin in 2014, however there appears to have been no n

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Examining muscle relaxant dose, risk of encephalopathy in patients with CKD

Whether a higher or lower dose of the muscle relaxant baclofen was associated with 30-day risk of hospitalization with encephalopathy (defined as a main diagnosis of delirium, disorientation, transient alteration of awareness, transient ischemic attack or an unclear diagnosis of dementia) among newly prescribed patients with chronic kidney disease was the focus of this observational study with nea

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Common muscle relaxant causes severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant.A new study has shown that patients with kidney dysfunction who were prescribed a high dose of the drug baclofen, were more likely to be admitted to hospital for disorientation and confusion, than those who

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When my cousin was dying of a brain tumour in her 20s I promised I'd look out for her son

Over the past decade I've watched a young boy grow up and become a daily reminder to me of just how proud his mother would have been I remember there was an aquarium in the hospice where my cousin Billie spent the last few weeks of her life. Luis, her son, liked going to visit her there more than to the hospital, not realising what her move to a palliative care centre really meant. He liked watch

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Coastlines' contribution to climate change might have been underestimated

Permafrost coasts make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline. As a result of accelerated climate change, whole sections of coastline rapidly thaw, and erode into the Arctic Ocean. A new study now shows that large amounts of carbon dioxide are potentially being produced along these eroding permafrost coastlines in the Arctic.

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A natural biomolecule has been measured acting like a quantum wave for the first time

Physicists have watched a chain of 15 amino acids interfere with itself, in an experiment that paves the way for a new era of quantum biology.

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 9)

ROBOTICS It's That Time of Year Again—Fall Is Here and Packs of Robot Dogs Are Frolicking in the Leaves James Vincent | The Verge "There's nothing I like more on bright and cold autumnal days than heading down to the park and watching the robot dogs playing in piles of leaves. To hear the scuttle of their little metal legs! To imagine the joy in their tiny silicon brains! Ah, what bliss." GENETIC

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Watching Americans Watch Parades

Image above: Marion County Country Ham Days Pigasus Parade, Lebanon, Kentucky, September 24, 2016 From January to November 2016, George Georgiou photographed spectators lining the streets of American cities and towns as they watched or waited for parades. The first was a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Long Beach, California, on January 16. The last, in Brockton, Massachusetts, on November 2

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Someone Published All the Membership Data From a Neo-Nazi Website

Data Dump Prior to its abrupt close in November 2017, Iron March was one of the most influential neo-Nazi websites in the world. Investigators have linked the site to murders, acts of terrorism, and fascist groups in at least nine different countries. And now, thanks to a leak from an anonymous source, researchers have access to the entire contents of Iron March — including the user names, regist

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Should You Be Going Barefoot More Often?

Get-Fit Guy spent some time chatting with Vivobarefoot CEO Galahad Clark about the importance of going barefoot and the health science presented the new documentary Shoespiracy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Nu skal der anlægges havne på Færøerne

Rigsdagen har bevilget tilskud til anlæg af en statshavn i Torshavn samt mindre havne rundt omkring på Færøerne til en samlet pris på 1,6 mio. kr. En sag af stor betydning for øerne, og som beboerne har arbejdet for med den største iver i mange år, skrev Ingeniøren i 1913.

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Weekend reads: Is nutrition science the worst-performing science?; gender bias in peer review; the Sherlock Holmes of science fraud

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: two investigations at King's College London that found "poor research … Continue reading

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'Terminator: Dark Fate' Didn't Need an Exploding Airplane

The new movie in the franchise is too focused on trying to top the previous films.

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Unraveling the Oscars' Foreign-Language-Film Debate

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences welcomed into its ranks a record 928 new voters , many of whom were women, people of color, and members younger than the institution's average. The move was part of a larger response to the #OscarsSoWhite campaign from a couple of years prior that called attention to the glaring lack of racial diversity among the awards' nominees. In anot

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Melina Matsoukas's Unflinching Eye

E arlier this year , while location scouting for her first feature film, Melina Matsoukas ended up in St. Clair Superior, Ohio, a black neighborhood on the northern border of Cleveland. Over the course of half an hour, the director watched six drivers get pulled over by police. When I sat down with her at a café on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles this summer, Matsoukas told me that while making Q

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Readers Respond to the July 2019 Issue

Letters to the editor from the July 2019 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Privacy And DNA Tests

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to New York University law professor Erin Murphy about privacy issues surrounding popular DNA and ancestry tests.

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Reginald Dwayne Betts – Nothing to resurrect after prison

None Some experiences change you so completely that you're left with a choice: either spend your life running from them or spend your life turning them over in memory, trying to find new ways in, through, and out the other side. The power of the impulse to explain or somehow articulate these experiences is inversely proportionate to other people's ability to understand them. They're everything al

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This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like

Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis.

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Medicine's Power Problem

It's not just "superstar" doctors who get away with abuse of patients, medical trainees and other hospital staff — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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13 Great Tech Deals: Cameras, Laptops, Watches, and More

Whether you need an awesome watch or a giant Lego rocket, these are the best deals around.

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Electric Cars—and Irrationality—Just Might Save the Stick Shift

Some people are so passionate about doing their own shifting, they keep manual transmissions in cars converted to run on electric power.

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Medicine's Power Problem

It's not just "superstar" doctors who get away with abuse of patients, medical trainees and other hospital staff — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Top antitrust enforcer warns Big Tech over data collection

The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including …

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Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost

Catastrophic bushfires in eastern Australia have killed at least three people and forced thousands from their homes, with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle towards hard-to-reach communities.

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Hush Contracts Corrupt Everyone Who Signs Them

One of the most haunting scenes in Ronan Farrow's book Catch and Kill arises from an interview with the former NBC News producer who accused the Today host Matt Lauer of rape. Having finally recounted a devastating tale for the record, she responds to a series of questions about the network with a rote refrain: "I am obliged to tell you that I cannot disparage Andy Lack , or Noah Oppenheim , or a

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Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world because of concerns about potential effects from new mining exploration.

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Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world because of concerns about potential effects from new mining exploration.

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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys—a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques—are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study that analyzes the first well-preserved femur of Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, a common ancestor of Old World monkeys and apes, suggests that as far as locomotion goes, apes and Old World monkeys each evolved a wa

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Early dispersal for quadrupedal cetaceans: amphibious whale from middle Eocene

Scientists have a relatively precise idea about where whales and their closest terrestrial relatives evolved more than 50 million years ago (early Eocene), thanks to the discovery of ancient cetacean fossils in India and Pakistan. Around 45 million years ago, four-legged whales (protocetids) gradually dispersed out of Asia, westward towards Africa and then reached the east coast of North America m

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New sphenisciform fossil further resolves bauplan of extinct giant penguins

Penguins are descendants of seabirds that lost the ability to fly more than 60 million years ago in exchange for chasing the abundant food available in the ocean. New Zealand is a key area for understanding the diversity of the extinct penguins and has even revealed the existence of 'giant' penguin species (larger than living penguins). A new study describing a remarkably complete giant penguin sk

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How does academic freedom change society for good?

Academic freedom is, at the same time, absolutely critical and underappreciated. This protection drives innovation and progress, but do we take it for granted? Scholars' ability to conduct controversial research impacts culture and society in a positive way. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of

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Study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Researchers at Monash University have gained insights into how nanoparticles could be used to identify the presence of invasive and sometimes deadly microbes, and deliver targeted treatments more effectively.

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Bog besøger mikroorganismernes verden: Det er sjældent 'bare' en virus

PLUS. Virusforsker Anders Fomsgaard har begået en veloplagt bog om vennerne – og ikke mindst fjenderne – fra virussernes verden.

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New Evidence Reveals 'Causal Connection' Between Sleep Quality And Anxiety

A lack of sleep really could be making you anxious.

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Efterladt taske fyldt med farlige bakterier: Sådan kan det se ud, hvis Danmark rammes af biologiske våben

Biologisk terror er blevet en større trussel de senere år, men heldigvis er beredskabet klar, siger ekspert.

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What would it take to create a new country?

If I'm the future we could make new land, what would it take to for people to create a new country not affiliated with other countries? Say a million people meet online and have similar ideas about how to live. They have the money and resources to physically make new land, how would they go about legitimising themselves as a new country with government respected by other governments? submitted by

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Investment in Future: List of companies that could be "the next big things"…

Good afternoon all, I am trying to compile a list of forward acting companies that we should perhaps be watching closely. Granted this is all highly speculative, however it is my belief that things like alternative and cultured meat, renewables, carbon sequestration, self driving cars, four day weeks, etc. are inevitable in one way or the other. However I also know not many people even hear about

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Carbon Dioxide Battery Breakthrough

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Interior Chief's Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency's Ethics Referees

Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.

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Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds

A national survey by psychologists shows a significant rise in U.S. stress in 2019. Mass shootings, the election campaign and concerns about health care costs and access top the list of stressors. (Image credit: Luke E. Montavon/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

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People who try to be environmentally-friendly by buying less stuff are happier, study claims

With an ever-increasing focus on environmental sustainability, more and more of us are changing how — and what — we consume. We're encouraged to recycle; charges on plastic mean we take our own shopping bags to the supermarket; and market research suggests that campaigns against fast fashion have been partly responsible for a rising interest in second-hand clothing. But how do these kinds of beha

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How Mengzi came up with something better than the Golden Rule

There's something I don't like about the 'Golden Rule', the admonition to do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Consider this passage from the ancient Chinese philosopher Mengzi (Mencius): That which people are capable of without learning is their genuine capability. That which they know without pondering is their genuine knowledge. Among babes in arms there are none that do not kn

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Birds are stealing boozy palm wine when people aren't looking

Three species of African birds have taken to stealing palm wine, the fermented sap of an oil palm, from trees that local people have tapped

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Roku app for Apple Watch can control your device from your wrist

Roku is putting a remote control on your wrist — the one that's wearing an Apple Watch, that is. The company's app is now out for Apple's wearable, and you only need …

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Ugens debat: Kan brint erstatte køreledninger?

Danmark og Tyskland har aftalt at undersøge, om der kan køre brinttog mellem Esbjerg og tyske Nibøl. Det satte en debat i gang på ing.dk om, hvorvidt brint kan gøre elektrificering med køre­ledninger overflødig.

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AI project to preserve people's voices in effort to tackle speech loss

Clinic hopes to help those at risk of losing ability to speak maintain sense of identity A pioneering centre aimed at preserving and re-creating people's voices using artificial intelligence has opened in the US, with researchers hoping it will change the lives of people who face losing their ability to speak. Researchers say the venture – a joint effort between Northeastern University in Boston

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Im reader of this sub and r/collapse. Im a apocal-optimist. How do you think humanity will get out of the hole its put itself in.

I believe a breakdown of society of some sort in the next 20 years will happen but i still have hope unlike some of those on r/collapse who dont believe technology will save humanity from killing itself. You know the types that think a colony on mars is star trek stuff. How do you think humanity will adapt to the collapse to make sure the collapse is only around 20-50% and not extinction level ba

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I believe this is relevant

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Kapade postsäckar väcker 1700-talet till liv

Den danske sjömannen Otte Bülge har det tufft. På några känslosamma brevsidor från hamnen i Plymouth i december 1695 berättar han för sin hustru Anna i Köpenhamn om sina vedermödor. Han har fått jobba dag och natt ombord och nästan inte kunnat sova någonting, han är missnöjd med sina kaptener och han har varit nära att stryka med i en av de sjukdomar som härjat och som decimerat besättningen. "Jag

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Mangler mor på familiefotoet? Nyt program klipper hende automatisk ind

Firmaet Adobe har opfundet en teknologi, der kan redde dine feriebilleder.

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The Lingering Trauma of Stasi Surveillance

BERLIN—It has been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but this group-therapy session for victims of the East German dictatorship still meets every two weeks. Seated at the table in a cozy room off a peaceful cobbled street is a tall, sturdily built man who wears a thick gold chain and heavy boots. It was his penchant for edgy dressing that first got him in trouble with the secret police:

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Ferntickles or murfles? Survey of England's regional dialects to be revived

University of Leeds researchers to update groundbreaking 1950s language survey Are you terrified by "harvest men" or "long-legged tailors"? Do you have "ferntickles" or "brunny-spots" on your face? If someone called you "gibble-fisted" would you be affronted or amused? The words for daddy long-legs, freckles and left-handed are all examples of English regional dialect discovered in the 1950s by a

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Study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Researchers at Australia's Monash University have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters.

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Ny forskning: Den moderna människan kom från norra Botswana

Med DNA-prover har forskare försökt ringa in mer exakt var de första moderna människorna utvandrade från. Se hur det gick till i inslaget ovan.

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Här åker Voyager 2 ut från solsystemets yttre gräns

Rymdsonden Voyager 2 passerade den så kallade heliopausen för ett år sedan. Det är gränsen där rymden övergår till den interstellära rymden, alltså rymden mellan stjärnorna. Nu kommer de första analyserna.

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How To Keep Millions Of People Fed | How Cities Work | Spark

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The world's first Gattaca baby tests are finally here

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Maryland Medical Company Claims To Have Cure For HIV, AIDS

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Researchers convert 2-D images into 3-D using deep learning

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How Do We Bring Equality to Data Ownership and Usage?

Computational biologist Laura Boykin says scientists are "asleep at the wheel"; activist Malkia Devich-Cyril says citizens also need to pressure technology companies to change.

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Early sarcomere and metabolic defects in a zebrafish pitx2c cardiac arrhythmia model [Developmental Biology]

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. The major AF susceptibility locus 4q25 establishes long-range interactions with the promoter of PITX2, a transcription factor gene with critical functions during cardiac development. While many AF-linked loci have been identified in genome-wide association studies, mechanistic understanding into how…

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A diurnal carbon engine explains 13C-enriched carbonates without increasing the global production of oxygen [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

In the past 3 billion years, significant volumes of carbonate with high carbon-isotopic (δ13C) values accumulated on shallow continental shelves. These deposits frequently are interpreted as records of elevated global organic carbon burial. However, through the stoichiometry of primary production, organic carbon burial releases a proportional amount of O2, predicting…

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A set of microRNAs coordinately controls tumorigenesis, invasion, and metastasis [Genetics]

MicroRNA-mediated gene regulation has been implicated in various diseases, including cancer. This study examined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) during tumorigenesis and malignant progression of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) in a genetically engineered mouse model. Previously, a set of miRNAs was observed to be specifically up-regulated in a highly invasive…

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AI Researcher Anca Dragan on Helping Robots Understand Humans

The UC Berkeley professor talks about using algorithms to make it safer for robots and people to cross paths.

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Deaths of 3 Infants Traced to Contaminated Equipment, Hospital Says

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections.

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It's Time to Rethink Your Data—Including Your Smell Data

An interactive art exhibit at WIRED25 explores the ways technology may expose—or obscure—the details of our lives.

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Ben Horowitz on a Murder, Genghis Khan, and Corporate Culture

If he simply told companies that new employee orientation programs were valuable they would blow him off. So he resorts to violence.

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Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri on Friday said that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US.

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