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Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the galaxy and out into deep space.

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Growing minority of teachers in Northern Ireland working across sectarian divide

A study by researchers at the University of Ulster has found that more teachers in Northern Ireland than ever before are working across the sectarian divide, with teachers from Catholic communities working in Protestant schools and vice versa. This is especially the case for those working in post-primary schools (age 11+).

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Growing minority of teachers in Northern Ireland working across sectarian divide

A study by researchers at the University of Ulster has found that more teachers in Northern Ireland than ever before are working across the sectarian divide, with teachers from Catholic communities working in Protestant schools and vice versa. This is especially the case for those working in post-primary schools (age 11+).

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Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades — according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression.The findings are based on the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies, conducted at two time points — between 1991 and 1993

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Growing minority of teachers in Northern Ireland working across sectarian divide

A study by researchers at the University of Ulster has found that more teachers in Northern Ireland than ever before are working across the sectarian divide, with teachers from Catholic communities …

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New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change ‘Laboratory’ on Governors Island

The island, which has an unusual history and considerable real estate potential, could host a complex devoted to climate policy under the plan, which is in its early stages.

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Is Mourning Rewarding? (revisited)

Can we reduce the persistent, unbearable pain of losing a loved one to 15-20 voxels of brain activity in the nucleus accumbens ( O'Connor et al., 2008 )? No? Then what if I told you that unrelenting grief — and associated feelings of sheer panic, fear, terminal aloneness, and existential crisis — isn't “suffering”. It's actually rewarding! Well I'm here to tell you that it isn't. Looking back on

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Dish Network-Fox outage is over after parties reach a multi-year carriage deal

The blackout had affected Fox’s local stations, along with FS1, FS2, BTN, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes in 17 markets across 23 states.

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Robotic dishwasher for restaurants taking dirty work out of kitchen

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Prepare for the Deepfake Era of Web Video

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Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

More than 100 people in North Carolina were sickened with Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever last month. One person died.

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5.000 år gammel by vist frem i Israel: 'Mellemøstens New York i bronzealderen'

Arkæologer afslører avanceret oldtidsby efter årelang udgravning.

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Starwatch: Algol gives us a chance to marvel at a variable star

Once associated with Medusa’s head, this is one of few stars the naked eye can see changing brightness This week offers northern hemisphere observers a good opportunity to see a variable star in action. Algol is located in the constellation of Perseus and is one of only a few stars that can be seen to change brightness with the naked eye. This extraordinary characteristic led our ancestors to ass

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Milky Way's centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

A cataclysmic energy flare started near the massive black hole in our galaxy, a new research says.

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A Molecular Universe

Forget galaxies, stars, and planets, the cosmos is really a complex chemical system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bayer says October U.S. glyphosate trial delayed until February

A pending U.S. lawsuit over claims related to Bayer's glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been delayed, the company said on Sunday, with a new court date set for February, 2020.

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Grocery store-bought tea bags release billions of microplastic particles into every cup

A new study at McGill University discovered that many tea bags leach billions of plastic particles into every cup. While the health dangers are unknown, past research uncovered serious problems in other mammals when consuming such particles. Scientists estimate that between five and 13 million metric tons of plastic are dumped into oceans every single year. None When I initially shared a new stud

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DMI om klimaet frem mod år 2100: Varmere somre end i Paris og fordoblet risiko for skybrud

I et nyt klimaatlas kommer DMI med et bud på fremtidens klima i Danmark.

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Se vejret i dit lokalområde i år 2100 – hvis vi ikke får styr på klimaforandringerne

DMI har regnet på, hvordan vejret kan blive i slutningen af århundredet.

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An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

(UC Berkeley’s Dr. Stuart Russell’s new book, “Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, goes on sale Oct. 8. I’ve written a review, “Human …

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I Heard It Before, So It Must Be True

Repeated exposure to implausible statements makes them feel less so — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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I Heard It Before, So It Must Be True

Repeated exposure to implausible statements makes them feel less so — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Indoor Farming

I just watched a video about an indoor farm and just of the top of my head I had an idea: – Why not build the containers underground? That way you'd have instant insulation and you would not even have to go that deep… at just twelve feet depth you would start to have a very constant temperature throughout the year ​ Maybe there are more ways to improve indoor farms, but that was just the first

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Wisconsin workers embedded with microchips

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Astronauts replacing old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks

Astronauts kicked off the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station on Sunday.

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Ekstremt vejr presser landbruget: GMO kan være løsningen

Sluk et par gener med teknologien Crispr, og vores afgrøder klarer tørke i ugevis.

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Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes

Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.

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Israeli archaeologists claim to discover ancient city

Israel's Antiquities Authority on Sunday said that researchers have discovered the remains of a large, 5,000-year-old city that sheds new light on experts' understanding of the period.

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Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the Galaxy and out into deep space.

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A Molecular Universe

Forget galaxies, stars, and planets, the cosmos is really a complex chemical system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Economic impacts of colony collapse disorder

BOZEMAN – The work of a Montana State University professor examining the economic impacts of colony collapse disorder among commercial honeybees was published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists last month.

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Treating pulmonary embolism: How safe and effective are new devices?

A new scientific statement identifies the risks and benefits of novel interventional devices compared to anticoagulation alone in the treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism. Authors conclude there is little data — particularly, as it pertains to the treatment of patients with 'intermediate-risk PE' — that suggests these interventional approaches are more safe and effective than the use of

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New evolution-busting drug overcomes resistance in aggressive breast cancers

A new type of drug that blocks one of cancer's key evolutionary escape routes from chemotherapy could be used to treat aggressive breast cancers, a new study has shown.

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Some ICU admissions may be preventable, saving money and improving care

Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research.

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How to think clearly in beleaguered times | Letters

Rorie Fulton on combating unwitting support for populists, and Richard Bryden on civic spaces that facilitate ‘reasoned conversation’ George Monbiot makes a telling link between individuals’ affective state and the unwitting support we lend to demagogues ( Journal , 3 October). In their fascinating book The Boy who was Raised as a Dog, Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz develop this notion of state-d

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Diabetes drug could halt progression of MS, study suggests

Clinical trial in MS patients is planned following successful animal tests

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Refreshing SNL Monologue

During its season premiere last week, Saturday Night Live trotted out celebrity guests and ex–cast members to jazz up its familiar formula . In the episode’s cold open, Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump blustered about impeachment proceedings; relief for the president (and for viewers) arrived in the form of the Showtime character Ray Donovan, a fixer played by the actor Liev Schreiber. Last night’s ep

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The End of the Chinese Miracle Is in Sight. What’s Next?

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AI's hardest problem? Developing common sense

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China car startup dodges US trade war tariffs with AI and 3D printing

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Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the galaxy and out into deep space.

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The End of the Chinese Miracle Is in Sight. What’s Next?

Governments around the world are rushing to keep up with emerging technologies. No one wants to be left behind as more industries and facets of life are impacted by the transition from analogue to digital , manual to automated , and authentic to synthetic . One of the countries at the front of the pack is China. Its government is aiming to lead the world in AI by 2030. Tech giants Baidu, Alibaba,

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How Did Water Get On Earth?

About 70 percent of our planet’s surface is covered with water, and water plays an important role in our daily lives. But how did water get on Earth in the first place? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Microsoft patent application describes a vibrating floor mat for VR

Microsoft has filed a patent for a floor mat that could prevent you from crashing into furniture while you're exploring new worlds in virtual reality. It's also an indicator …

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Spørg Fagfolket: Skal vanddampe i supermarkedet få os til at dufte frugten bedre?

En læser troede, at befugtningsanlæg i supermarkedet var der, så frugt og grønt holdt sig bedre, men har nu hørt, at det er et trick for at sprede duften af frugt. Coop er blevet forelagt spørgsmålet.

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Gas emissions discovered from interstellar comet

This will help scientists work out what it’s made of. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Infrared imaging promises new insight into Plato

Ancient Greek text thought lost to age, ash and glue recovered through new approach. Barry Keily reports.

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The Internet of Humans

Sensor technology drawn from animal research could be used to track human health, researchers suggest. Paul Biegler reports.

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The centre of the Milky Way exploded three million years ago

The discovery dramatically alters our understanding of our galaxy.

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Science history: Chester Carlson copies success

Jeff Glorfield goes back to the invention of the copy machine, which saved us from laborious retyping, carbon paper and stencils.

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Talk of Alligator-Filled Moats Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

A moat stocked with reptiles was apparently one of the ideas that President Trump had for fortifying a wall along America’s southern border.

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Smart Summons from Tesla, Drones from UPS, and More Car News

Plus: A new “flying car” from Kitty Hawk.

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Rare view of a jellyfish galaxy

A colourful blend of gases is captured between several telescopes.

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How Do Compasses Tell Which Way Is North at the South Pole?

For thousands of years, people have relied on magnetic compasses to find their way around the planet. But the closer that compasses draw to the magnetic North and South Poles, the less reliable they become.

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Photos of the Pika, North America's Cutest Mammal

The American pika may look more closely related to a hamster or a guinea pig instead of their rabbit/hare cousins.

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Prepare for the Deepfake Era of Web Video

“We’re going to get more and more of this content and it’s probably going to get of better quality,” says Sam Gregory of the human-rights nonprofit Witness.

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Why I Coined the Term ‘Quantum Supremacy’

Researchers at Google finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. Here's what that really means.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Review: Is It Worth It?

Samsung’s latest Galaxy sports watch is a little bigger and a little more expensive than the last one.

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7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You

From rogue USB sticks to Chrome extensions gone wild, here is a quick guide to some basic risks you should look out for.

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EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of Shock After a Crash

Electric cars run on 400 volts or more. So automakers are designing systems to protect EMTs and others from exposed wires following a collision.

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We can send a probe to interstellar comet Borisov – but not until 2030

Astronomers are racing to learn about only the second interstellar object ever seen. We now know it contains cyanide gas – and we could send a probe to visit it

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Does the Constitution Guarantee a Right to an Insanity Defense?

Historians are not quite sure whether Daniel M’Naghten, a Scottish woodworker, intended to kill Edward Drummond or Drummond’s boss, the English prime minister Robert Peel. In fact, he killed Drummond. What is more certain is that he did not intend to bedevil generations of law students and judges, but he has. His ghost will be present in the Supreme Court chamber this Monday, when the Court opens

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Why IVF Has Divided France

PARIS—More than most countries, France is forever caught between theory and practice, Catholicism and Enlightenment science, tradition and innovation, universalism and individual rights. Perhaps nothing illustrates that tension better than the heated debate unfolding here over the biggest social issue on President Emmanuel Macron’s agenda: a bill that would lift some of France’s restrictions on a

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Sink or swim: How to survive waves of change in a fast-paced industry

Why are companies like Apple on top of the world while others like Blackberry have been relegated to a minor market share? Why is Netflix king and Blockbuster extinct? Netflix spotted a strategic inflection point and capitalized on it, says Rita Gunther McGrath. A strategic inflection point is a shift in the external environment that changes the assumptions upon which a business is based—it could

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China Is Breeding Giant Pigs

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Philippine Leader Rodrigo Duterte Says He Has Neuromuscular Disease

The president revealed that he has a chronic autoimmune ailment that leads to skeletal muscle weakness, and that the disease runs in his family.

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Ski og skrald: Første weekend med skibakken på Amager

Skibakken på taget af ARC (Amager Ressource Center) åbnede fredag for offentligheden. Ingeniørens udsendte tog tog en tur igennem forbrændingsanlægget – og ned af skibakken.

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Global Futurology Meetup – Update

We saw tremendous interest from several cities across the planet, however most of them didn't have the most important ingredient: A Volunteer to host the meetup. If your city didn't make the cut, worry not since you can always step up, volunteer to host it by making a post on your r/[City] subreddit and calling all Futurologists in your r/[City]. Here's a rough draft you can use to host your own

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Overblik: Dansk plastaffald blev fundet nær Vestforbrændings partner i Malaysia

PLUS. I 2018 sendte Danmarks største affaldsselskab syv containere med i alt 150 ton plastaffald til en række fabrikker i Malaysia. Det er samme område, hvor TV 2 nu har fundet dumpet dansk plast.

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Greta Thunberg is right: It’s time to haul ass on climate change

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21 New Tabby's Stars with Dr. Edward Schmidt

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Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest

The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years.

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Forskere: En atomkrig mellem Pakistan og Indien kan koste 125 millioner liv

Sandsynligheden for en atomkrig er dog meget lille, siger dansk forsker.

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Så förstördes antikens Pompeji av vulkanutbrottet 79 e.kr.

Pompejis invånare blev tagna på sängen när vulkanen Vesuvius fick ett utbrott för snart 2 000 år sedan. Alla som stannade kvar dog, de flesta av en glödhet flod av sten, aska och gas som vällde in i staden.

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Lista: Så ska forskarna förutse vulkanutbrott i Neapel

Staden Neapel på Italiens västkust är belägen mellan två aktiva jättevulkaner – och vulkanutbrott är ett ständigt hot för de miljontals människor som bor i riskområdet. Spela klippet för att se vilka metoder forskarna använder för att förutse kommande utbrott.

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Ny metod: Kan varna för framtida vulkankatastrofer

I december förra året kollapsade den indonesiska vulkanön Anak Krakatau. När delar av vulkanen störtade ned i havet bildades en tsunami som krävde över 430 liv. Nu har forskare undersökt data från tiden innan kollapsen och tagit fram en ny metod för att tidigare kunna varna för liknande händelser.

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Colossal 18-Foot, 98-Pound Python Captured in Florida

Members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission caught a massive 18-foot Burmese python in South Florida. (Photo Credit: MyFWC / Facebook) Afraid …

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Garage converts classic cars to electric, wins races

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Climate change doomism as bad as denialism

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DeepMind's AI can apply learned knowledge to complete novel tasks

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The Lifeist Manifesto

In the 21st century, we will face many critical issues relating to emerging technologies such as designer babies and life extension. I have been thinking about the issues we face for a while and decided to post my thoughts here. If anyone wants to help me with this please message me, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this. ​ 1 Life and consciousness, that which originated on Earth is

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NASA will soon start testing its first all-electric X-plane

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A social robot to enhance children's handwriting skills

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3D-printed rockets to begin launching in 2021

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Scientists find way to quantify how well cutting-edge microscopy technique works

Scientists provide a foundation for quantitatively determining how differences in viewing angles affect the resulting 3D structures of proteins, and could help other researchers determine the best setup for experiments to improve the imaging technique called cryo-EM.

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Scientists find way to quantify how well cutting-edge microscopy technique works

Scientists provide a foundation for quantitatively determining how differences in viewing angles affect the resulting 3D structures of proteins, and could help other researchers determine the best setup for experiments to improve the imaging technique called cryo-EM.

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Anesthetizing fish may affect research outcomes

Fish use colorful patterns to signal to each other, including advertising for mates and warding off rivals. Studying the relationship between color and behavior sometimes entails anesthetizing and photographing the fish, but anesthetics may alter coloration, influencing the traits researchers are trying to study.

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Microbiome provides new clues to determining development of colon cancer

Findings showcasing a connection between bacteria in the microbiome and colon cancer, which may be used to screen younger populations at risk.

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An 'unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

A new study links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.

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Scientists find timekeepers of gut's immune system

Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. Such disruptions have been linked to risk of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, infection, and other conditions. Now, researchers have identified an immune cell that helps set the daily rhythms of the gut. The findings open the door to new treatments for digestive ailments targeting such cells.

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How do you choose a Nobel Prize winner?

The Nobel Prizes are amongst the most prestigious awards in a variety of fields, so how do you win one?

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Transhumanism: How far would you go for a body upgrade?

Meet the "transhumanists" who are pushing the boundaries of technology to implant chips and more into their bodies.

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Here's Why Scientists Are Working So Hard to Keep Warming Below 2 Degrees Celsius

A scientist explains what could happen to Antarctica's ice sheet.

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Next-generation single-photon source for quantum information science

Researchers have built what they believe is 'the world's most efficient single-photon source.' And they are still improving it. With planned upgrades, the apparatus could generate upwards of 30 photons at unprecedented efficiencies. Sources of that caliber are precisely what's needed for optical quantum information applications.

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Ocean Cleanup Project Finally Collects Plastic From Great Pacific Garbage Patch

That giant pile of plastic trash in the ocean just got a little smaller. Dutch inventor Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup project recently collected its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On, NASA Says

The mission was canceled in March after the agency said it did not have two properly fitted spacesuits readily available.

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Tiny Worms Are Equipped To Battle Extreme Environments

Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California's harsh Mono Lake—quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Zero Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuels: Leading Nanotechnology Expert Dr. James Tour Explains How to Obtain Energy from Hydrocarbons without Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Main Video: Fossil Fuels with ZERO Emissions of CO2 Howdy! Below is an amazing YouTube channel from Dr. James Tour. Dr. Tour is an exemplary Scientist. He is a leading Nanotechnology pioneer who authored almost 700 publications in top journals, has over 200 patents across multiple fields, and an H-index of 141. He is also an excellent research mentor who deeply cares for his students. For the fir

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Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" | Talks at Google

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Engineering with Origami

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Tiny Worms Are Equipped To Battle Extreme Environments

Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California's harsh Mono Lake—quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover tests descent-stage separation

In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the Mars 2020 spacecraft look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the rover. They've just completed a successful separation test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity.

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Tiny Worms Are Equipped To Battle Extreme Environments

Scientists found eight species of nematodes living in California's harsh Mono Lake—quintupling the number of animals known to live there. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Scientists: Red tide is back in Florida's southwest coast

Scientists say toxic red tide is back in the waters off the Florida southwest coast after fading away earlier this year following a 15-month bloom.

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On Philosophy, Death and the Sea

A young philosopher finds philosophy consoling because it is impossible. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #40

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Sep 29 through Sat, Oct 5, 2019 Editor's Pick Greta Thunberg is right: It’s time to haul ass on climate change Economically and politically, early ambition is better. New York, NY – August 28, 2019: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives into New York City after

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Landmark United in Science report informs Climate Action Summit

This is a re-post from the WMO The world’s leading climate science organizations have joined forces to produce a landmark new report for the United Nations Climate Action Summit , underlining the glaring – and growing – gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality. The report, United in Science , includes details on the state of the climate and presents trends in the

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