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Nyt stort studie: Grønne by-områder kan forhindre tidlig død

Men forskerne glemmer at tage højde for rig og fattig, siger dansk ekspert.

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Study reveals lower rates of cancer and early death in Adventists, including among black individuals

A recent study published in CANCER found lower rates of premature death and cancer in Seventh-day Adventists, a Protestant denomination long known for health promotion, compared with individuals in the general US population.

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World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee launches global action plan to 'prevent digital dystopia'

The computer scientist is supported by tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, along with various government officials and groups from across the globe.

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Boycott them!

Imagine there a cheater scientist speaking at a conference and nobody is going. It's easy if you try.

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Frozen 2 nets Disney the biggest ever debut for an animated film – CNET

The musical made just over $350 million in 3 days.

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Study finds increase in pediatric eye injuries from nonpowder firearms

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital investigated nonpowder firearm injuries treated in US emergency departments (EDs) among children younger than 18 years from 1990 through 2016. It found an overall decrease in the rate of nonpowder firearm injuries during the study period, but

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Cardiac events in First Nations people with diabetes have decreased, but still higher than in non-First Nations people

A new study provides insight into the cardiovascular health and health care services accessed by First Nations people with diabetes over a 20-year period in Ontario. It showed a decrease in cardiac events, but hospitalizations and death were still more frequent in this population than in non-First Nations people. The research is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Ontario physicians do not need consent to withhold CPR that they feel will not benefit patients

In August, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed against two physicians who refused to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an 88-year-old man with multiple comorbidities and multiorgan failure. This ruling may have important implications for physicians in Ontario and elsewhere, according to a commentary published in this week's CMAJ (Canadian Medica

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Her er klimaministerens svar på 19 skarpe spørgsmål fra Ingeniørens læsere

PLUS. En CO2-skat er urealistisk, vi skal brænde mindre affald af og blive bedre til at anvende den grønne strøm. Sådan lyder nogle af de svar, som klimaminister Dan Jørgensen har skrevet til spørgsmålene fra Ingeniørens læsere.

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Wow, Facebook Really Made a Facial Recognition App for Its Employees

In its latest privacy faux pas to come to light, Facebook confirmed it built a now-defunct app for its employees that used facial recognition technology to identify coworkers and their friends, …

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Microsoft Granted License To Resume Selling Software To Huawei

As some of you might have heard, Huawei is currently placed on the US government's Entity List. Companies that have been placed on this list are basically banned from doing business with …

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Ick Factor Is High Hurdle For Recycled Drinking Water

Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition.

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Black Friday 2019 major ads: All the leaked ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, Target, GameStop and more – CNET

We've rounded up all the major ads ahead of Black Friday, including those for Bluetooth speakers, Chromecast bundles, Microsoft Surface, Amazon devices and more.

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Ick Factor Is High Hurdle For Recycled Drinking Water

Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?

This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal ever, a new report says.

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Ick Factor Is High Hurdle For Recycled Drinking Water

Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How to make cement more climate-friendly

As India increases its use of cement, the boss of an Indian company hopes to curb its emissions.

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Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

The largest and most comprehensive study looking at deaths from cardiovascular disease among patients with 28 types of cancer with over 40 years of data has shown that more than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead. The paper and accompanying editorial are published in the European Heart Journal.

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Gender health gap: Australian medical research ignoring drugs' side effects in women

Clinical trials often failing to report results for sex and gender, despite the fact many drugs cause adverse effects in women Women are being ignored in medical trials and reports, according to a report which calls for more Australian medical research to include gender-specific data. Failing to account for the different effects a drug may have on men and women compromises quality of care for wom

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Living near main road 'could raise lung cancer risk by 10 per cent'

Long-term exposure to roadside pollution can cause a range of diseases, report finds

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Young Researchers Feel Excitement And Sadness To See Arctic Ice That May Disappear

Young Arctic researchers get their first glimpse of sea ice — and reflect on how the ice caps may melt away over the course of their careers.

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Make your life easier with IFTTT

"Watch: Every time you text me, all the lights in the apartment will flash on and off." (VitalikRadko via Depositphotos/) We all have so much digital stuff. Maybe too much. Too many social media accounts. Too many newsletters. Too many things to remember to check, upload, and keep on top of. And that's just online. If you have a lot of smart home products, there's all that to consider as well. Te

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This lab on wheels could be a gamechanger during the next Ebola outbreak, scientists say

New mobile biosafety lab could be flown or driven to outbreaks in difficult locations

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Starwatch: the young moon draws close to Saturn in Sagittarius

Look to the south-west in the evening to find the crescent moon as it moves away from bright Venus and Jupiter towards the planet Saturn The bright planets of Venus and Jupiter remain fairly close in the evening sky this week. They are situated in the constellation of Sagittarius , the archer. In the gathering twilight of the late afternoon of 28 November, they will be joined by a very young, two

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Black Friday 2019: Best Black Friday laptop deals available right now – CNET

All of these great laptop deals are available now ahead of Black Friday.

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The Dark Side of The Singularity

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South Korea wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022

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Black Friday 2019 at Walmart: PS4, Xbox, TVs, laptops and much more [just updated] – CNET

The deals have landed at Walmart, with great prices on the Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, TVs, laptops, Apple Watch, appliances, and more.

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Ny film visar hur Arktis gamla is smälter

Jordens polarområden började bevakas av satelliter 1978. Då blev det tydligt att ismassorna är i ständig rörelse av strömmar och vindar, samtidigt som de krymper och växer under sommar och vinter.

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Not all changeups are created equal; seam shifted wake baffles hitters

While changing the rotation rate/axis of a thrown baseball has long been a weapon in a pitcher's arsenal, some pitchers, like Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg, manipulate the baseball's wake to create unexpected movement from a familiar delivery (his changeup).

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Not all changeups are created equal; seam shifted wake baffles hitters

While changing the rotation rate/axis of a thrown baseball has long been a weapon in a pitcher's arsenal, some pitchers, like Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg, manipulate the baseball's wake to create unexpected movement from a familiar delivery (his changeup).

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Scientists replace blood with icy solution to save lives in danger

A trial at the University of Maryland Medical Centre in Baltimore puts patients with death-causing injuries into suspended animation. The technique works by cooling the body and the brain. This gives surgeons more times to help the patients survive. None For the first time ever, a trial in the United States succeeded in placing humans in suspended animation. The approach involves cooling people w

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How Do We Know What We Know?

Hint: It begins with "s" and ends with "cience"—and the ignorant are trying to trash it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Do We Know What We Know?

Hint: It begins with "s" and ends with "cience"—and the ignorant are trying to trash it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Saturday Night Live Needs to Fix Its First 15 Minutes

Saturday Night Live had another fairly strong episode this week, the latest in a surprisingly consistent season that has seen standout editions hosted by Harry Styles, Chance the Rapper , and Phoebe Waller-Bridge . Last night's emcee was Will Ferrell, a beloved alumnus of the show who joined the "Five-Timers Club" with this appearance, and he rose to the occasion by doing solid work in the sketch

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Om lidt tænder de for 5G: Skal jeg være bange for Wifi og mobiltelefon på natbordet?

På nettet kan jeg læse, at signalerne kan give kræft. Men kan jeg stole på det?

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #47

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Nov 17 through Sat, Nov 23, 2019 Editor's Pick The climate science is clear: it's now or never to avert catastrophe Disastrous global heating will soon become irrevocable – but despite politicians' inaction millions are taking to the streets to fight the planet's fever Illust

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Elon Musk: Yes, You Will Be Able to Buy Tesla's Cyberquad ATV

The Cyberquad On Thursday, Tesla unveiled its much-hyped Cybertruck , an all-electric truck with a distinctly, uh, futuristic look . The unveiling didn't go quite as planned , but that didn't stop CEO Elon Musk from pulling a typical tech industry stratagem and announcing near the end of the demo that Tesla had "one more thing" it wanted to debut. That turned out to be an electric all-terrain veh

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Dansk virksomhed skal levere træningstøj til rumstationen

PLUS. Aarhus-virksomheden Ohmatex får i 2021 to par bukser sendt til ISS. De skal hjælpe astronauterne med at optimere træningen.

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Climate Planners Turn To Virtual Reality And Hope Seeing Is Believing

The threat of climate change and the efforts needed to adapt to it are hard to comprehend. One Maryland community hopes it can be a model for communicating the risk and prompting action. (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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Do you take hours to make a simple decision? You may have Fobo

Fear of missing out has a more anxious sibling and could stop you going to social events – or buying your Christmas turkey. Here's what is behind fear of better options Recently, Mike Hall, 48, a management consultant based in Winchester, decided to get ahead with Christmas preparations. "Do I buy the free range bronze turkey for 10-12, or 12-14, even though there are only seven of us for Christm

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Tesla's Cybertruck, an Aston Martin SUV, and More Car News This Week

One design expert called Tesla's electric pickup truck "horrifying." And a black lab who drove in circles for an hour.

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The New 'Cats' Trailer Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Also, South Dakota's new meth addiction slogan is, uh, confusing? Yeah, let's go with confusing.

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Paleontologists on the Trail of "Ghost Tracks"

Ground Penetrating Radar has the potential to reveal a world of hidden footprints. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tazeen Ahmad obituary

BBC Three and NBC news presenter and investigative reporter for Channel 4's Dispatches The investigative reporter and presenter Tazeen Ahmad, who has died of cancer aged 48, tackled controversial and sensitive subjects in her work for the BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and NBC. Fearlessly confronting wrongdoers, she changed lives with her reports, some of which led to successful criminal proceedings. In 2011

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Dung beetle's horns not so novel after all

Research finds they stem from the same genes as wings.

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Old bones get pigeons back in the air

Iranian veterinary researchers create natural pins for wing repair.

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What happens to small animals if you lose the big ones?

Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving species apart.

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Science history: William Ian Clunies Ross, leader of note

A passionate advocate for science who inspired and supported others.

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Bursting bubbles blow smoke rings

High-speed video captures complex jets of gas shooting high above the bubble

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Are Saturn's Rings Really as Young as the Dinosaurs?

A debate is raging over the age of the rings. Resolving it could produce the best clue yet to the rings' mysterious origin.

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Just a young Wolfe

New dating techniques cut this crater's age.

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Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

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Is rapid self learning and ASI an inevitable consequence of AGI?

From past threads many here believe in a rapid takeoff as an AI gets to AGI levels of intelligence and then goes superintelligent almost immediately (ASI). My question is, can we be confident that an AGI could self improve much faster than us? Why would it also not be subject to our limitations, eg learning the wrong lessons about things, getting caught up in beautiful theories that turn out to b

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North Pole explorers on thin ice as climate change hits expedition

Mike Horn and Borge Ousland are crossing the Arctic on skis but ice drift has set them back It was supposed to be an epic 1,000-mile journey taking in the stunning snow-covered scenery of the North Pole as two adventurers embarked on a brave bid to cross the frozen Arctic Ocean on skis. But the experienced explorers' attempt has, quite literally, been left on thin ice as the pair struggle to navi

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Amazon Doesn't Favor Its Own Brands—Except When It Does

The company told House investigators that it 'gates' its own private-label products. Here's why that matters.

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How to Avoid Black Friday Scams Online

'Tis the season for scammers and hackers. Here's how to stay safe out there.

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Excess Weight Can Weaken The Flu Shot

Scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Now researchers are trying to figure out why and hope to develop better vaccines. (Image credit: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor placerer man ikke generatoren i bunden af vindmøllen?

Et par læsere undrer sig over, hvorfor generatoren ikke bliver placeret nederest i vindmøllen, så den nemmere kan vedligeholdes, og så toppen ikke bliver så tung. Vindmølleekspert Henrik Stiesdal forklarer designet.

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Digital advances are never-ending. Here's how to keep up.

Amazon has set aside $700 million to retrain 100,000 of its employees. That's an incredible thing—a company that is already at the forefront of tech is helping its employees catch up. What does that mean for the rest of us? Developing digital literacy in your organization's workforce is of utmost importance. How will companies stay ahead of the competition if they don't understand how emerging te

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Josh Hawley's Mission to Remake the GOP

Washington is in an unusually high state of chaos. Impeachment hearings are proceeding dramatically in the House. Donald Trump has taken to tweeting videos about the purported "coup" being staged against his presidency by Democrats, complete with an ominous musical score. But from the view of Senator Josh Hawley's office, its walls covered in tasteful kid art and a large desk offering up a mugful

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Leonard Cohen Never Left Earth

The work unearthed after Leonard Cohen's death at age 82 in 2016 contemplated the soul, the Holocaust, and hip-hop. "Kanye West Is Not Picasso" went the title of one poem in Cohen's posthumously released 2018 collection, The Flame . A portion: Jay-Z is not the Dylan of Anything I am the Dylan of anything I am the Kanye West of Kanye West The Kanye West Of the great bogus shift of bullshit culture

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Nyt studie: Danske ulve jager i mørke – og sover lang middagslur

Forskere er nu blevet lidt klogere på de danske ulves døgnrytme.

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Musk touts 146,000 orders for Tesla's electric pickup truck

Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews.

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One Simple Change to How We Make Toilets Could Save Billions of Litres of Water

More than 141 billion litres of fresh water are used globally each day for toilet flushing.

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Daring Mars mission to send rocks back to Earth in hunt for past life

Europe poised to join US in complex plan to find evidence of fossil microbes on red planet Engineers plan to collect rocks on Mars and bring samples to Earth, in one of the most complex robot space projects envisaged. The scheme, being developed by Nasa and the European Space Agency (Esa), will involve robot rovers finding rocks that might contain evidence of past life. The samples would be blaste

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People share fake news online even when they can tell it's not true

People can easily identify fake news, but may unwittingly share it on social media because they aren't thinking about accuracy. A simple prompt could help solve the problem

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Robot debates humans about the dangers of artificial intelligence

An artificial intelligence has debated with humans about the the dangers of AI – narrowly convincing audience members that AI will do more good than harm

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Søger patent på 'usynlighedskappe': Canadisk firma har udviklet nyt camouflage-materiale

Det er lykkedes virksomheden Hyperstealth at udvikle et materiale, som kan bruges til at skjule mennesker og genstande i deres omgivelser. Nu venter teknologien på at blive patenteret.

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America grapples with 'ghost guns' amid epidemic of violence

After his mother dropped him off at school, Nathan Berhow pulled a .45-caliber pistol out of his backpack, opened fire and killed two classmates, all using a weapon he'd assembled at home.

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Oil from spill in Brazil washes up in Rio state

Oil from a spill that has contaminated a stretch of Brazil's coast was detected in Rio de Janeiro state, the navy said Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro warned the country was preparing for the worst.

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Heating techniques could improve treatment of macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of central vision loss and results in the center of the visual field being blurred or fully blacked out. Though treatable, some methods can be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects.

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Shaking head to get rid of water in ears could cause brain damage, physicists find

Trapped water in the ear canal can cause infection and even damage, but it turns out that one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears can also cause complications. Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech show shaking the head to free trapped water can cause brain damage in small children.

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Optimal archery feather design depends on environmental conditions: study

When it comes to archery, choosing the right feathers for an arrow is the key to winning. This necessity for precision makes it crucial to understand how environment and design effect arrows in flight.

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Malaysia mister sit sidste sumatranæsehorn

Det lykkedes ikke at få reddet bestanden af verdens mindste næsehorn.

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Why Most Cars Will Disappear in the Future

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[Serious]People always criticize Big Tech, but why don't you guys stop using it ?

Like in this post : https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/e0nbqo/sacha_baron_cohen_just_called_out_the_silicon_six/ It is having about 55k upvotes and 3.3k comments now how many of these people are going to use alternate services like DuckDuckGo ? How many are going to uninstall Instagram or FB or WhatsApp ? It seems like people know about all these evil things done by these corps but are

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Can Synthetic Biology Inspire The Next Wave Of AI?

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The Cybathlon pushes the limits of bionic technology

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Tesla Cybertruck – They Did Actually Test the Window

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160-året for Darwins bog om evolution: Den skaber stadig hed debat

Bogen 'Arternes oprindelse' dannede grundlaget for moderne biologi.

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Nya reningsverk har minskat skadliga utsläpp till Östersjön

För nio år sedan avslöjades en miljöskandal nära Sankt Petersburg. Hönsgödsel från stora avstjälpningsplatser läckte ut i Östersjön. Trots att problemen runt den undersökta hönsfabriken har försämrats så har utsläpp av många skadliga ämnen till Östersjön minskat – tack vara moderna reningsverk.

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Forskare: "Torskpopulationen i Östersjön har kollapsat"

Torskbeståndet i Östersjön har minskat drastiskt de senaste tio åren. Fiskarna är mindre och många lider av parasiter. I Vetenskapens värld beskriver forskarna situationen som en kollaps. Nu testas en ny trål som ska förhindra små torskar att fastna och undvika bifångst. Spela klippet ovan för att få reda på mer om torskens framtid.

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Want to learn another language, fast? Level-up with this brilliant learning app.

Mondly offers a different approach to foreign language instruction. Native speakers give students real-world situations to improve language fluency. Mondly's speech recognition technology evaluates student responses. None Only 20 percent of all students are currently learning a foreign language in American schools. Contrast that figure with Europe, where 92 percent of students are not only learni

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Fem sjukdomar som myggor sprider

Myggan dödar fler människor än något annat djur. Totalt kräver myggburna sjukdomar över 700 000 människoliv varje år, enligt WHO. Här listar virologen och myggexperten Jan O Lundström fem sjukdomar som myggor sprider.

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Preventivmedel för myggor ska stoppa denguefeber och zikavirus

Att sterilisera hanmyggor kan stoppa sjukdomar som denguefeber, zika och chikungunya. För första gången ska tekniken testas globalt i ett stort WHO-projekt. – Det är som p-piller för myggor, säger svenska virologen och myggexperten Jan O Lundström.

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What if you could read a book a day? And what if you could do it in 12 minutes?

12min summarizes hundreds of best-selling books down to essential 12-minute microbooks. Microbooks are downloadable in both text and audio formats. You can request a 12min summary of any non-fiction book not in their vast library. None You may be surprised to learn that it isn't youth-obsessed, phone-fixated millennials who aren't reading best-sellers anymore. It's actually your grandparents who

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An interesting introduction to Machine Learning!

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Heating techniques could improve treatment of macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is the primary cause of central vision loss and results in the center of the visual field being blurred or fully blacked out. Though treatable, some methods can be ineffective or cause unwanted side effects.

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Optimal archery feather design depends on environmental conditions

When it comes to archery, choosing the right feathers for an arrow is the key to winning. This necessity for precision makes it crucial to understand how environment and design effect arrows in flight.

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Shaking head to get rid of water in ears could cause brain damage

Trapped water in the ear canal can cause infection and even damage, but it turns out that one of the most common methods people use to get rid of water in their ears can also cause complications. Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech show shaking the head to free trapped water can cause brain damage in small children.

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'Can't hate the 80s looks': 150,000 order Tesla Cybertruck despite mockery

Tesla boss Elon Musk says pre-sales of the electric carmaker's new ute, the so-called Cybertruck, are going well despite being mocked online for its unusual design …

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Facebook's Partner: The Atlantic Council (5 Frightening Facts)

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Psychedelics may come back from the abyss of illegality

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Group wants to ban Denver from using facial recognition surveillance

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The Secret Life of Chaos : Chaos Theory

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The First Alien

When did we start talking about life from elsewhere? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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