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5G: är det nya mobilnätet en hälsofara?

Idag finns inga vetenskapliga bevis för att 5G skulle vara farligt för hälsan. Trots det florerar påståenden om att 5G skulle öka risken för hjärntumörer och orsaka minnessvårigheter.

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Så kan 5G förändra våra liv

Opererationer på distans, ”smarta” soptunnor, uppkopplade tandborstar – så förbereds 5G-revolutionen av teknikföretagen.

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Facebook's Being Sued Over Look-A-Like Logo And…Well…

Looks like Libra’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week isn’t over yet. In addition to major backers like PayPal, eBay, Stripe, Visa, and Mastercard dropping support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency …

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Lost Chapter Of World’s First Novel Found In Japanese Home

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Africa’s Future Will Be Forged From Data

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Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates

Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

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VoF – Remissvar SOU 2019: 2019:15/SOU 2019:28

Under 2019 har Föreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning fått förtroendet att fungera som remissinstans inför ny lagstiftning rörande ”Komplementär och alternativ medicin och vård – säkerhet, kunskap och dialog” (SOU 2019:15) och ”Komplementär och alternativ medicin och vård – ny lagstiftning” (SOU 2019:28). Vi är i grunden positiva till utredningen 2019:15 och dess slutbetänkande 2019:28. Här […] Th

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How China Is Using Artificial Intelligence in Classrooms | WSJ

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Zeppelins Could Make A Comeback With This Solar-Powered Airship

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Vacuum Polarization

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Would You Stand Up to an Authoritarian Regime or Conform? Here's The Science

Here's why good people sometimes let awful things happen.

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If you punish bees for mistakes, they're even better at maths

We've been underrating the mathematical ability of honey bees, and it's all due to how we train them.

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Lyft sues NYC over limits on driver 'cruising'

Uber isn't the only one suing New York City to demand looser rules for ridesharing drivers. Lyft has sued NYC in a bid to end a rule that limits the amount of time drivers can …

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Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis

People who live off the land depend on keeping ecosystems intact, and scientists are tapping into their unique expertise — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.

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Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis

People who live off the land depend on keeping ecosystems intact, and scientists are tapping into their unique expertise — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Researchers report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV.

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New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Scientists have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more elements, they were able to achieve unparalleled customizability and a higher "critical temperature" below which superconductivity is observed, a key objective of superconductor researc

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Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after surgery.

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More evidence linking common bladder medication to a vision-threatening eye condition

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades, now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.

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Creating 2D heterostructures for future electronics

New research integrates nanomaterials into heterostructures, an important step toward creating nanoelectronics.

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In-office gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration is coming

Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness.

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Climate rebels open new fronts across capital as protests escalate

Activists block trade at Billingsgate fish market and target headquarters of energy company Shell to ‘raise awareness’ Climate protesters on Saturday intensified efforts to disrupt life in London, and targeted sites including Billingsgate fish market and Shell’s headquarters. They said police took at least 28 of their supporters into custody. That number means that more than 1,200 Extinction Rebe

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El Camino review: Breaking Bad Netflix movie gives Jesse a proper ending – CNET

Aaron Paul returns for a film reminding us why we love Breaking Bad, even if it doesn't have much to add.

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California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.

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Southern California wildfires burning unchecked

Gusting winds fueling a fast-moving wildfire in southern California showed no signs of abating Saturday as a blaze that forced the evacuation of some 100,000 people kept burning out of control.

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Emirati astronaut returns home to hero's welcome

An Emirati astronaut who became the first Arab to reach the International Space Station received a hero's welcome home on Saturday.

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Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

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Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

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In 2014, a study claimed high heels made women more attractive. Now it’s been retracted.

Perhaps you saw the headlines back in 2014, ones like “Science Proves It: Men Really Do Find High Heels Sexier,” from TIME. Or maybe this quote, from the author of a study in Archives of Sexual Behavior, on CNBC: “Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” says the study’s author, Nicolas … Continue reading

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Nudging meat off the menu

To keep global heating below 2°C , the world's appetite for meat must change. This will mean reducing meat consumption in most developed countries and limiting the increase in developing countries. But how do you convince people to break the habit of a lifetime? Our recent paper , published in the journal Appetite, looked at how “nudging" might help. This is an approach from behavioural psycholog

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Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after surgery.

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More evidence linking common bladder medication to a vision-threatening eye condition

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades, now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.

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A Well-Deserved Physics Nobel

Jim Peebles’ award honors modern cosmological theory at last — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Nytt hopp för miljön: Plastätande bakterie upptäckt

Forskare har hittat två typer av plastätande bakterier utanför New Delhi i Indien. Nu hoppas man att fyndet kan leda till lösningen på ett av vår tids stora miljöproblem.

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A Well-Deserved Physics Nobel

Jim Peebles’ award honors modern cosmological theory at last — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why older people should be allowed to change their legal age

Let's say that on average you are in better shape than other people of your age. You are more able than them: quicker, sprightlier, livelier. You feel and identify as younger than your official age. However, despite all your youthful energy, you are also discriminated against because of your greater age. You cannot get a job – or, if you do, you might earn less than some of your younger coworkers

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Plastik, truede dyr og kvælende røg: Har du styr på forskellen mellem miljø og klima?

Selv garvede debattører og politikere får ofte rodet miljøet ind i klimadebatten.

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Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time

If Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself "ring" in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reverberates sound waves. Einstein predicted that the particular pitch and decay of these gravitational waves should be a direct signature of the newly f

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Scientists Dug Through Teens’ Trash to See What They’re Smoking

One person’s trash can be another’s treasure — and trash from teens might be the foundation for insightful new medical research. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the details of a “garbology” study conducted by a pair of University of California, San Francisco, researchers in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . Over a period of about eight months, the r

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My tears as a junior doctor were a ‘flaw’ that, in psychiatry, became my greatest strength

I burnt out as a GP but in mental health I could take time with patients and, at last, make a difference “If you’re going to reject me, then reject me,” I said. I was deep in the bowels of Leicester University, being interviewed for a place at medical school. I was 35, a fact the learned professor interviewing me returned to again and again. How would I cope with the workload? Would the four hour

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Stunning Mars Photos Show a Salty Landscape: Space Photos of the Week

The Mars Curiosity Rover finds evidence of the red planet's wet past.

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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 12)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How to Stop Superhuman AI Before It Stops Us Stuart Russell | The New York Times “Once the focus shifts from building machines that are ‘intelligent’ to ones that are ‘beneficial,’ controlling them will become a far easier feat. Consider it the difference between nuclear power and nuclear explosions: a nuclear explosion is nuclear power in an uncontrolled form, and we grea

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These New Scientist-inspired Twitter bots are surrealist art

Bots on social media get a bad rap, but they can be used for good and for art, like in these three headline bots revealed at New Scientist Live

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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency is Collapsing in Front of Our Eyes

Crumbling Crypto Facebook’s plans to establish Libra, its cryptocurrency , is falling apart in real time. After facing major backlash from governments around the world, many of the 28 original corporate backers jumped ship. Partners were meant to help Facebook build a powerful network and help spread Libra around the world. But last week, PayPal withdraw from the Libra Association, the body that

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Debbie Harry Stares Back

After speeding through Debbie Harry’s eventful life in just 245 pages, the Blondie singer’s memoir, Face It , in its final chapter, lists stuff about thumbs. “I think first of that game where you try to trap the other guy’s thumb under yours while the rest of your fingers are gripping their fingers,” the 74-year-old Harry writes. “Then there is the old saying ‘I’m all thumbs,’ which is a peculiar

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How Baseball Cards Got Weird

O ne night not long ago, with my 3-year-old son finally asleep and my wife wisely heading to bed, I settled onto the couch, beer in hand, to catch some baseball. Well, not really baseball. I opened my laptop, navigated to breakers.tv, and prepared to watch a pair of rubber-gloved hands in East Wenatchee, Washington, open an entire case of baseball cards—more than 4,000 cards in all. If that sound

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We Don't Need Another Live-Action 'Aeon Flux'

MTV is working on a new live-action series—but is it time we leave Aeon alone?

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An iTunes Bug Let Hackers Spread Ransomware

FBI overreach, hacker payback, and more of the week's top security news.

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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 2019

Eating arsenic, what to do in case of fire, bubble computers, and more — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Executive Branch Must Stop Suppressing Science

Just about everything we do in society depends in part on research by the federal government. Congress can and must protect scientific integrity with legislation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Lundbeck forsøger at være selvforsynende med kemikalier – men vil nødigt sælge dem videre

PLUS. Medicinalvirksomheden Lundbeck genanvender egne kemikalier i Danmark, hvilket sparer virksomheden for indkøb af 5.600 ton solventer om året.

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Recent benchmark submission shows Intel's upcoming Core i3 will have Hyper-Threading

Eagle-eyed Twitter user TUM_APISAK spotted a new submission to the SiSoftware benchmark database that appears to show some performance details of Intel's upcoming Comet Lake Core i3-10100. The …

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Your heartbeat may shape how likely you are to have a car crash

A virtual reality driving game suggests that drivers’ reaction times are slower if they encounter an obstacle at the same time as a heartbeat

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie: the cognitive segregation of America

None I don't even know where to begin with this one. You've probably heard of Cambridge Analytica. Maybe you know they're a company that did some nefarious things involving facebook and the 2016 US presidential elections. If you're anything like me, you don't know the half of it. If you get through this episode without wanting to move to a remote hut in the Arctic circle, I will personally refund

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Democrats Are Going to Regret Beto’s Stance on Conservative Churches

The issue of gay rights and recognition and acceptance of the LGBTQ community has moved at warp speed—in political terms anyway—this past decade. “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage,” said the candidate Barack Obama in 2008. At Thursday night’s nationally televised forum on LGBTQ rights, candidate Beto O’Rourke showed how far, and how quickly, the D

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What's The Biggest Animal That a Snake Can Swallow?

A complex network of skull bones, ligaments and muscles allows a snake to swallow prey with bodies much larger than the sinuous predator's own head.

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Weekend reads: A CRISPR retraction; questions about football concussion data; an ethicist who has led to more than 20 retractions

Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a university’s findings that dozens of papers by a famous … Continue reading

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Be Master of the Midway—With Physics\!

Don’t be a chump, study angular momentum(p).

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6 Best Action Cameras for Any Adventure (2019)

Whether you're bombing the slopes or diving the seas, these compact, often waterproof cameras are made for danger.

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New evidence shows how asteroid dust cloud may have sparked new life on Earth 470m years ago

Isotope found in seabed sediment points to clash of solar bodies near Mars, study suggests Astronomers have discovered intriguing evidence that an asteroid break-up blanketed Earth with dust millions of years ago. The event dramatically cooled the planet and triggered an ice age that was followed by major increases in numbers of new animal species. The work, led by Birger Schmitz of Lund Universit

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Data trial identifies vulnerable children who may otherwise be missed

A trial using data to prevent child abuse helped a UK police force drastically cut the time it takes child protection experts to review cases

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The Problem with the Frozen Poop Knife Study – Facts So Romantic

In an experiment designed to test whether a tool forged by the cold from human waste could be used to kill a dog, surely the frozen implements created in the lab ought to have been tested on the skin of a dog. Photograph by K.H.Trudeau / Shutterstock When, some weeks ago, I was first contacted by an online scientific publication asking me to review a submission on the subject of “shit knives”, I

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The Search for the Next AOC

The moment was immortalized in a one-minute clip on CNN : 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrived at her campaign’s Election Night watch party, caught a glimpse of the results on a nearby TV screen, and clasped her hand over her Stila-painted lips . “Oh my God.” Ocasio-Cortez had just learned she’d defeated incumbent Representative Joe Crowley of New York—the “Queens Machine” and possible fu

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Alone in the Dark in the Bay Area

Earlier this week, Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents to mitigate the risk of fires. The city of Berkeley put out some vital information for those who might be affected: “If you are power-dependent for medical reasons and in a potential shutoff area, please use your own resources to relocate to an unaffected area,” the city said . “If unable to relocat

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Here Are 5 Important Questions to Help You Tell if Health News Can Be Trusted

Before you try the latest 'miracle diet', read this.

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Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?

Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it.

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REI End of Season Sale: 18 Best Autumn Outdoor Deals (2019)

REI's big outdoors sale is here. Our favorite deals on socks, snow pants, slacklines, and more for all your fall hijinks.

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Made in the USA

In this awe-inspiring short documentary, Michael Malone, author of The Intel Trinity , traces the history of Silicon Valley technology, starting with the integrated circuit, invented by Intel co-founder Robert Noyce. Ever wondered how Moore's Law came about, and who it's named after? Gordon Moore, Intel's other founder and the law's namesake, explains the remarkable growth and improvements to qua

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The NBA-China Disaster Is a Stress Test for Capitalism

On August 19, the definition of a company in America changed. The Business Roundtable, a U.S. lobbying group that represents nearly 200 companies, issued a statement proclaiming that the “purpose” of a business in 2019 was no longer to look out merely for shareholders. It was to protect the interests of all “stakeholders”—employees, partners, suppliers, communities, the environment, the very worl

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Why Doesn’t Steve Bannon Matter in Europe?

“I think you do a very dirty job in Europe,” Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French philosopher and author, told Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, during their debate yesterday at the Athens Democracy Forum. “All these movements which you are trying to help, they are not so happy with it.” The debate, moderated by the New York Times journalist Roger Cohen, is among several appearance

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Kernekraftværket i Barsebäck har fået en god start

Barsebäcks gode start hænger sammen med, at man har kunnet trække på erfaringer fra det næsten identiske kernekraftværk i Oskarshamn, fortalte driftschefen, da 27 medlemmer af Dansk Kerneteknisk Selskab i 1976 blev vist rundt på værket.

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Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Wind-driven wildfires forced the evacuation of about 100,000 people in southern California Friday and destroyed dozens of structures and homes as authorities warned it could take days to extinguish the flames.

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Are California blackouts the new normal for the state?

Millions of people lost electricity this week in California as the state's utility giant PG&E sought to prevent catastrophic wildfires, leading many to question whether such power shutoffs will become the new normal.

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High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

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High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

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Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan (Update)

A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted.

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NASA sees Atlantic subtropical storm Melissa form off New England coast

Satellite data has confirmed the formation of Subtropical Storm Melissa. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image the former Nor'easter turned subtropical storm off the coast of New England.

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Hydrologic simulation models that inform policy decisions are difficult to interpret

Hydrologic models that simulate and predict water flow are used to estimate how natural systems respond to different scenarios such as changes in climate, land use, and soil management. The output from these models can inform policy and regulatory decisions regarding water and land management practices.

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Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation.

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UK hatches plan to build world's first fusion power plant

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Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?

Australia’s northern coast is a case study on the impacts of a warming planet. Small-town leaders there are struggling with constituents who doubt reality.

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Ugens debat: Skal bilisterne sætte farten ned for at støje mindre?

Tre københavnske forstadskommuner appellerer til regeringen om at sænke hastigheden på 11 km motorvej på grund af støjgener. Det fik læserne på ing.dk på banen i en debat om støj, trafik og boligområder.

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Pool Table With An Augmented Trajectory

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What's the earliest year we can build a moon base?

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Når præsidenter ikke vil, træder borgmestrene til: Fem byer, der kæmper for klimaet

Fra kinesiske millionbyer til Aarhus går byerne forrest med klimaløsninger.

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Robots taking over jobs feels so good even if it’s going to be so bad

What I mean is, it’s exciting Robots will take over the mind numbing jobs, jobs that the rest of us become extremely depressed over because it’s so horridly mind numbing. I mean there are SOOOO many mind numbing jobs out there that Robots taking over will be a blessing. No longer will we have to slave away at mind numbing activities! Having mind numbing, soul sucking jobs causes depression. It ca

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New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Tokyo, Japan – Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more elements, they were able to achieve unparalleled customizability and a higher "critical temperature" below which superconductivity is obs

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Tänker du fly eller slåss? Ditt skelett bestämmer

Skelettet har inte endast en stödjande och skyddande funktion i kroppen. Den kan även bilda ett hormon som en reaktion på stressiga eller hotfulla situationer, visar ny forskning.

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'If they don't do it, we will': Greta Thunberg rallies climate strikers for long haul

At rally in Denver, Swedish activist again scolds leaders for ignoring science Young people must be prepared to strike for a long time for action on climate change and not back down, the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally in Denver. Thunberg said she and fellow youth activists would not beg those in power to act because she expected leaders to keep ignoring them. Continue re

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Flesh-eating ulcer's spread to new part of Australia worries infectious disease experts

Three cases of disease have emerged south of its usual catchment area in far-north Queensland The spread of a severe tissue-destroying ulcer once rare in Australia to a new geographic area in Queensland has infectious disease experts worried. The Buruli ulcer, also known as the Bairnsdale ulcer or Daintree ulcer, is an infection that eventually leads to an eruption of painful skin ulcers that fai

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In 2009 consumer drones and digital assitants were on the horizon, and now they're reality. What's on the horizon for the next 10 years?

Weird title, I know. I really got into futuology at the beginning of the decade. Consumer drones, digital-assistants, and 3d printing were the cutting edge stuff on the horizon. Now they're commonplace. As the decade draws to a close what technology and concepts are just on the horizon, and will probably be commonplace this time, in 10 years? submitted by /u/XGPfresh [link] [comments]

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Agrobacteria reprogram virulence gene expression by controlled release of host-conjugated signals [Microbiology]

It is highly intriguing how bacterial pathogens can quickly shut down energy-costly infection machinery once successful infection is established. This study depicts that mutation of repressor SghR increases the expression of hydrolase SghA in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, which releases plant defense signal salicylic acid (SA) from its storage form SA β-glucoside…

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Facial Recognition, a 2-Hour Marathon, and More News

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

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Facebook Is Losing Its Cover for Libra As More Members Flee

The departures of Visa, Mastercard, and three others mean that more than ever, Libra is Facebook’s cryptocurrency project.

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