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Scientific Reports – nature.com science feeds

BCG instillation versus radical cystectomy for high-risk NMIBC with squamous/glandular histologic variants

Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51889-0

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Scientific Reports – nature.com science feeds

Illumina-based Analysis of Endophytic Bacterial Diversity of four Allium species

Scientific Reports, Published online: 24 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51707-7

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Ingeniøren

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Ingeniøren lancerer nyt medie om affald og genanvendelse

Teknologiens Mediehus udvider torsdag familien af PRO-medier med WasteTech, et nyt nichemedie om affalds- og genanvendelsesområdet om og til professionelle i den private og den offentlige sektor.

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Dagens Medicin

Osteoporose: Store mørketal kalder på national handling

600.000 danskere lever med osteoporose uden at vide det, og Sundheds- og Ældreministeriet har ikke handlet på de alvorlige kendsgerninger, selvom indsatsen er ligetil og vil have stor effekt.

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Science News Daily

Swarm of tiny drones explores unknown environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work, presented in Science Robotics on 23 October, is a significant step …

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

CRISPR-edited C. elegans identifies vulnerabilities in cancer

A group of researchers led by Dr Julián Cerón of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), has mimicked the SF3B1 mutations found in tumor in C. elegans,

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Ingeniøren

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Københavns elektriske havnebusser bliver over tre måneder forsinket

En drilsk støbeform til tagkonstruktionen på Københavns nye elektriske havnebusser får nu Arriva til at udsætte lanceringen med tre en halv måned.

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Nyheder – Forskning – Videnskab

Danmark dårligt rustet mod hybride trusler

Danmark er dårligt beskyttet mod russiske eller kinesiske opkøb af kritisk infrastruktur som…

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Rare diseases: Over 300 million patients affected worldwide

Rare diseases represent a global problem. Until now, the lack of data made it difficult to estimate their prevalence. Created and coordinated by Inserm, the Orphanet database, which contains the largest amount of epidemiological data on these diseases taken from the scientific literature, has made it possible to obtain a global estimate.

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Dagens Medicin

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Vallgårdas bog om ulighed bør være pligtlæsning

Bogen 'Hvordan mindsker vi uligheden i sundhed' flugter på mange måder med mine politiske tanker og bør være pligtlæsning for alle, der interesserer sig for ulighed i sundhed – og hvad vi skal gøre ved det, skriver sundhedsminister Magnus Heunicke (S).

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Phys.org

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Oil, gas giants spend 250 mn on EU lobbying: green groups

The five biggest publicly listed oil and gas companies and trade groups representing them spent more than 250 million euros lobbying the European Union to influence climate action since 2010, environmental groups said Thursday.

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Phys.org

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The way is clear: CORNING taps neutrons for developing new glass compositions

Scientists above all else are problem solvers.

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Phys.org

Original Olympic Games outline to be auctioned in New York

The original 1892 manuscript laying out the premise of the modern Olympic Games will be auctioned in December in New York, Sotheby's announced Wednesday.

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Phys.org

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New technique reveals lost splendours of Herculaneum art

One of the best preserved Roman houses at Herculaneum reopened on Wednesday after more than 30 years, its exquisite paintings brought back to life thanks to a revolutionary new technique.

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Phys.org

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Rats trained to drive tiny cars find it relaxing, scientists report

Sometimes life really can be a rat race.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

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Rats trained to drive tiny cars find it relaxing, scientists report

Sometimes life really can be a rat race.

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Science | The Guardian

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Why sexist bias in natural history museums really matters

The centuries-long preference for collecting male specimens over female at five institutions worldwide could skew research The Natural History Museum in London boasts that it holds "the world's most important natural history collection". But, while excited families queue this half-term to explore its exhibits on volcanoes, dinosaurs and creepy-crawlies, one of its scientists has revealed a fatal

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Science | The Guardian

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Bathroom hygiene: how to ensure you never spread E coli

The largest cause of bacterial bloodstream infections in the UK is not associated with uncooked meat as we thought Uncooked chicken has a reputation problem where germs are concerned, and rightly so. But new research from the University of East Anglia, published in The Lancet: Infectious Diseases, finds that people not washing their hands may be a leading cause in the spread of E coli in the UK.

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Phys.org

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Papua New Guinea shutters polluting Chinese plant

Papua New Guinea said Thursday it had ordered the indefinite closure of a multi-billion dollar Chinese-owned nickel facility that spewed potentially toxic red slurry into the sea.

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Phys.org

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Sea urchin explosion off California, Oregon decimates kelp

Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death.

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Phys.org

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Finally, the answer to a 'burning' 40-year-old question

We've known for decades that catalysts speed up the reaction that reduces harmful industrial emissions. And now, we know exactly how they do it.

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Science | The Guardian

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Welsh village turns off lights to stargaze with Tim Peake

Astronaut visits aptly named Star in Pembrokeshire to remind locals to embrace wonders of night sky The evening was still, peaceful and – thankfully – reasonably clear. As dusk fell in the Welsh hills the people of a tiny Pembrokeshire village called Star turned off their lights to help deepen the darkness and traipsed through the gloaming to a farmer's field to meet a spaceman and gaze skywards

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Phys.org

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Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilizers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted their uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, 'climate smart' varieties of crops, according to a new study.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

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Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilizers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted their uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, 'climate smart' varieties of crops, according to a new study.

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Phys.org

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Magnets sustainably separate mixtures of rare earth metals

A new study describes a novel approach for purifying rare earth metals, crucial components of technology that require environmentally-damaging mining procedures. By relying on the metal's magnetic fields during the crystallization process, researchers were able to efficiently and selectively separate mixtures of rare earth metals.

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Phys.org

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Bio-inspired nano-catalyst guides chiral reactions

Many medicines are twisted molecules with two mirror image versions, but the body uses only one. Inspired by photosynthetic bacteria, a team at the University of Michigan built a catalyst that guides chemical reactions toward the right version of twisted molecules. It could lead to more efficient production of some medicines.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Kvantdator slår klassisk dator för första gången

Forskare på Google säger sig har nått en viktig milstolpe för kvantdatorer. I tidskriften Nature beskriver de hur företagets kvantdator har på några minuter lyckats lösa en uppgift som skulle ta 10 000 år för världens snabbaste superdator – en med andra ord omöjlig uppgift.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Forskare kartlägger tumlarnas hemliga nattliv

Kullahalvön ligger utsträckt i kvällssolen som en skrovlig urtidsdrake, med nosen rakt ut i Kattegatt. Ditåt styr vi också, än så länge bara för nöjes skull. För doktoranden Johanna Stedt och Per Carlsson, lektor i akvatisk ekologi, börjar inte jobbet förrän solen går ner. Havet är platt som smält blåglänsande metall. En perfekt kväll för tumlarspaning − inga vågor kan dölja de decimeterhöga ryggf

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Phys.org

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Newly discovered protein is the permit to the powerhouse of cells

Aging, and the mechanics behind it, remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of life.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

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Newly discovered protein is the permit to the powerhouse of cells

Aging, and the mechanics behind it, remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of life.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Astronauternas egna fotografier

Den som ännu inte fått nog av tillbakablickar på månfärderna kan här följa Apollo 11 på färden mot den första månlandningen och tillbaka igen. Hela upplevelsen förmedlas genom astronauternas egna foton och transkription av deras kommunikation med jorden.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Medvetande överallt

Det är en tunn bok, drygt hundra sidor bara, om tillvarons största gåta: Hur kommer det sig att subjektiva upplevelser finns över huvud taget? Varför är vi inte zombier? Och vad skiljer en hjärna från andra föremål? Din hjärna är gjord av samma slags atomer som allt annat – men är den enda klump materia du kan uppleva från insidan. Den amerikanska författaren Annaka Harris nya bok hamnade snabbt p

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Fånga arter i mobilen

Biologg är en app som gör att man kan "fånga arter" ungefär som man fångar pokemon. Man kan få hjälp med artbestämning och får olika poäng för olika artgrupper. Tid, plats och art dokumenteras och tanken är att insamlad data ska användas i forskning och naturvård.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Bellman blir till en person

Tyskland har sin Goethe, Storbritannien sin Shakespeare – de främsta nationalskalderna. I Sverige kanske några vill se August Strindberg eller Selma Lagerlöf på den positionen. Men för författaren och litteraturforskaren Carina Burman är det Carl Michael Bellman som gäller.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

En modern Indiana Jones

Filmerna om Indiana Jones inspirerade Sarah Parcak, professor vid amerikanska University of Alabama, att läsa arkeologi och egyptologi. Men i stället för spade och machete är datorn hennes främsta redskap. Som världsledande pionjär inom rymdarkeologi letar hon efter forntida städer, byggnader och infrastruktur genom att analysera bilder tagna från satelliter – och numera allt oftare från drönare.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Vår uråldriga hjärna – ett lätt byte för mobilen

1 | Varför skrev du boken? – En utgångspunkt var att mänskligheten under nästan hela sin tid på jorden levt i en värld som såg helt annorlunda ut än den gör i dag, en värld utan elektricitet, bilar, datorer och mobiltelefoner. Och det har format vår hjärna.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Människor är beroende av spänning

Visst har det funnits ett evolutionärt tryck för människor och andra djur att undvika faror, vilket i sin tur har påverkat vår hjärna och hur den reagerar på sådant som kan vara farligt. Men det är bara en sida av myntet. Samtidigt har det funnits ett evolutionärt tryck att trotsa faror (i synnerhet icke-livshotande sådana) då detta gör det möjligt för oss att utforska vår miljö, hitta föda, partn

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Hur påverkas sömnen av sömntabletter?

Det här med sömnmediciner är en komplex fråga, och för att göra det än knepigare ger olika sömnmediciner olika effekter på sömnen för olika personer.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Kan sol- och vindkraft bidra till jordens uppvärmning?

Det stämmer att både vindkraftverk och solceller påverkar luftens temperatur. Vindkraftverk bromsar vinden och runt rotorbladen skapas virvlar som leder till att en viss del av vindens rörelseenergi omvandlas till värmeenergi. På natten kan vindkraftverk även bidra till att varmare luft högre upp i atmosfären dras ner mot markytan. Båda effekterna bidrar till lokalt höjd temperatur. Enligt en stud

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Visst kan man koka en ursoppa

Just detta experiment utfördes av kemisten Stanley Miller i mitten av 1950-talet. Vid den här tiden antog man att jordens tidiga atmosfär bestod av vätgas, metan, vatten och ammoniak och Miller ville testa vad som hände ifall en sådan gasblandning utsattes för energi. Han byggde därför en apparat som bestod av en halvliters glaskolv till hälften fylld med vatten. Kolven var ansluten med ett långt

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Så funkar fåglarnas lungor

Klicka för att ladda ner grafiken som pdf.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Snälla mammor läser för sina barn

Föräldrar som läser ihop med sina barn använder sällan bryska metoder. Och läsningen gör det lättare för barn att koncentrera sig. Det hävdar forskare vid Rutgers university, USA.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Lyssna på Rökstenen!

Rökstenen i Ödeshög i Östergötland anses med sina 760 tecken ha den längsta runinskriften i världen. Men hur kan den ha låtit? I ett avsnitt av Riksantikvarieämbetets podcast K-podd läser språkforskaren och runologen Maja Bäckvall högt från Rökstenen och en handfull andra runinskrifter, på rekonstruerad fornnordiska, men också på svenska, danska och engelska.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Din hjärna är en makalös manick

Hela tiden tillkommer nya fakta. I en levande hjärna pågår ett myller av kemiska, elektriska och biologiska processer som går att mäta objektivt i laboratorieexperiment. Men den rymmer också något mer. Till skillnad från levern eller njurarna är hjärnan kopplad till ett subjektivt perspektiv, en inre värld av medvetna upplevelser – som inte låter sig fångas med dagens mätmetoder. Naturvetenskapen

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Bakterier gör bränsle för framtidens bilar

1 | Det här låter nästan för bra. Vad är haken? − Än så länge är det produktionsnivåerna. Vi har fått upp produktionen väldigt mycket de senaste åren och de testas nu i kubikmeterskala, men det är fortfarande en bit kvar till kommersiell användning. 2 | Vad är fördelarna jämfört med etanol?

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Listan: Världens mest tålmodiga befolkningar

Sverige Nederländerna USA Kanada Schweiz Australien Tyskland Österrike Finland Storbritannien Israel Kina Tjeckien Sydkorea Frankrike

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Koproliter i ljus avslöjar flygödlors diet

Fossilt bajs visar att flygödlor för 150 miljoner år sedan hade samma diet som dagens flamingor. Forskare från Sverige och Polen har använt synkrotronljus för att få en detaljerad bild av innehållet i fossilt flygödlebajs, koproliter. Där hittade de rester av skalförsedda amöbor och andra mikroskopiska havslevande varelser. Precis som flamingon verkar alltså vissa typer av flygödlor ha fått sin ma

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Jupiters dynamiska ränder

Planeten Jupiter har ett distinkt utseende med sina färggranna molnband, som framträder med tydliga detaljer i en ny bild från rymdteleskopet Hubble. Den röda fläcken är en långvarig storm som är större än planeten jorden. Ingen vet hur länge fläcken har funnits, men den tycks ha minskat i storlek sedan 1800-talet.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Venedig är inte byggt på alträ

I F&F 8/2019 finns en recension av boken Jorden runt på 80 träd av Jonathan Drori. Recensenten skriver bland annat om att Venedig inte skulle ha funnits utan klibbal. Detta är något som är hämtat ur Droris stycke om klibbalen. Det Drori skriver bygger på två myter. 1) Att klibbal är mer beständigt än de flesta andra träslag och 2) att Venedig vilar på huvudsakligen alpålar.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Klurig uträkning

Jag har några påpekanden om matematikuppgiften på sidan 68 i F&F 8/2019. Inom matematiken löser man ALDRIG "tal", däremot "uppgifter". I min värld är svaret på uppgiften = 2. 56/4(3+4) = 56/4·7 = 56/28 = 2. Jag ser fram emot ert resonemang, som tycks leda till = 98. /Karl-Bertil Hake f.d. utbildare av matematiklärare på Malmö universitet samt författare av matematikläromedel för högstadiet.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Alla kvinnor menstruerar inte

Tack för en trevlig tidning! Jag skulle dock vilja lägga in en protest mot öppningsmeningarna i artikeln på sidan 14 i F&F 5/2019 att alla kvinnor har mens en gång i månaden. Själv är jag till exempel höggravid och påståendet stämmer följaktligen inte på mig. Sedan stämmer det inte på kvinnor som passerat klimakteriet, många som ammar eller använder hormonella preventivmedel eller svälter eller är

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Hjärndagen med Anders Hansen

Den 15 november är det dags för Hjärndagen, Forskning & Framstegs största och mest välbesökta evenemang. Förra året kom över 500 personer för att höra om den senaste hjärnforskningen. I år får vi bland annat lyssna till Anders Hansen, läkare, och sommarpratare, som talar om hur vår hjärna reagerar när vi ständigt är uppkopplade mot våra skärmar. Den psykiska ohälsan håller på att ta över som det s

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Hjärnan är kropp och själ tillsammans

Det här numret av Forskning & Framsteg ägnar vi nästan uteslutande åt hjärnan, på ett eller annat sätt.

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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NASA Just Picked New Planetary Missions to Study. Here Are The Most Exciting Ones

Explore all the things!

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BBC News – Science & Environment

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Northern Ireland's seas a 'mixed picture'

Most seabird populations, including kittiwakes, puffins and herring gulls, remain at risk.

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Viden

Særlige vejrforhold får ozonhullet til at skrumpe mere end forventet

Men det er ikke os mennesker, der kan tage hele æren.

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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What Was The First Colour in The Universe?

"Black" is not the correct answer.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Ending HIV will require optimizing treatment and prevention tools, say NIH experts

Optimal implementation of existing HIV prevention and treatment tools and continued development of new interventions are essential to ending the HIV pandemic, National Institutes of Health experts write in a commentary in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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The Atlantic

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Brexit and the Failure of Journalism

Three words encapsulate the British media's collective failure to report on the country's withdrawal from the European Union: Get Brexit done. It was the official slogan of this year's Conservative Party conference, that odd gathering of lobbyists, politicians, and party faithful that takes place every autumn. And unlike any other party-conference slogan I can remember, it resonated. In the past

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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Monkeys Have Been Caught Devouring Rats at a Palm Oil Plantation in Malaysia

Scientists were stunned at the sheer amount of meat consumed.

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Science-Based Medicine

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"Eliminating cancer" with Traditional Chinese Medicine and other state-sanctioned quackery

State-approved continuing education courses pump a steady stream of fresh pseudoscience into acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine practice. Courses include claims of "eliminating cancer" and "reversing pediatric asthma" as well as anti-vaccination tropes.

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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New Telescope Reveals The Shockwave From a Supernova Seen Exploding 30 Years Ago

The images are so glorious.

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Science | The Guardian

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Snorkelling grandmothers uncover large population of venomous sea snakes in Noumea

Women's photography of greater sea snake, once believed to be an anomaly in the Baie des Citrons, help scientists understand the ecosystem A group of snorkelling grandmothers who swim up to 3km five days a week have uncovered a large population of venomous sea snakes in a bay in Noumea where scientists once believed they were rare. Dr Claire Goiran from the University of New Caledonia and Profess

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Future(s) Studies

Let's not bank on natural gas. Renewable energy is already cheap and reliable, conservation groups say

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Future(s) Studies

Edward Snowden: How Your Cell Phone Spies on You . . Yikes!

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Future(s) Studies

Getting around the universe simulation problem

The main argument I see against universe simulation is you need something bigger than the universe to simulate the universe. We see this even with things like console emulation of the Nintendo Entertainment System, etc – you need a much more powerful processor to simulate the NES than the NES's processor was in its time. To get around this problem we should focus on merely simulating Earth. Surel

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Future(s) Studies

How Close Are We to Finding a Parallel Universe?

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Future(s) Studies

Cow power: Toyota's new car can run on hydrogen from Irish manure

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Future(s) Studies

The Mission to Scan the Whole Planet with Lidar Before It's Too Late – Amidst the climate crisis, this archaeologist calls his plan "the ultimate gift to future generations."

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Future(s) Studies

Tesla's Smart Summon parking feature has been used over a million times

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Finally, the answer to a 'burning' 40-year-old question

New research from Lehigh University describes the mechanism behind catalysis that neutralizes air-polluting NOx from power plant emissions. Israel Wachs, G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and collaborators used a High Field (HF) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer in conjunction with reaction studies to test three theories around titania-supported vana

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

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Food markets near Ethiopia's poor provide fewer choices at high price, impacting child health

The rural poor in Ethiopia tend to live near lower-quality markets that sell fewer food groups at high prices, adversely impacting the health of children in these communities, a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has found. The findings, drawn from data from rural Ethiopia, mark the first attempt to examine how rural markets vary in their diversi

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Sentinel lymph node biopsy has no benefits for stage zero breast cancer

Older women with a very early, non-invasive breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) gain no long-term benefit from undergoing a sentinel lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread, new research by the Yale School of Public Health has found.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

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Chemicals in consumer products during early pregnancy related to lower IQ

Exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy to mixtures of suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children by age 7, according to a study by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University, Sweden, published in Environment International in October. This study is among the first to look at prenatal suspec

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

A tale of two cities: Impact of reducing teens' access to flavored tobacco products

Restricting youth access to flavored tobacco products holds the promise of reducing their overall tobacco use, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Where the sun doesn't shine? Skin UV exposure reflected in poop

The sun can indeed shine out of your backside, suggests research. Not because you're self-absorbed, but because you've absorbed gut-altering UV radiation.This is the first study to show that skin exposure to UVB light alters the gut microbiome in humans. Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, the analysis suggests that vitamin D mediates the change — which could help explain the protective effec

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees

For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. To address this question, a new study compared adolescents in Jordan — refugees and nonrefugees — to determine what kinds of experiences affected their executive function (the higher-order cognitive skills needed for thinking abstractly, making decisions,

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

New intervention may help ease young children's biases against gender-nonconforming peers

Worldwide, gender nonconformity is on the rise. Children who don't conform to their birth sex are often perceived less positively, which may harm their well-being. A new study of Chinese kindergarten- and elementary-school-age children looked at the development of biases against gender-nonconforming peers and tested an intervention to modify their biases.

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Phys.org

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New intervention may help ease young children's biases against gender-nonconforming peers

Worldwide, gender nonconformity is on the rise. Children who don't conform to their birth sex are often perceived less positively, which may harm their well-being. A new study of Chinese kindergarten- and elementary-school-age children looked at the development of biases against gender-nonconforming peers and tested an intervention to modify their biases. The study found that although children wer

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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The FDA Is Calling For Breast Implants to Come With Serious Health Warnings

Cancer can be one of the risks.

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Ingeniøren

Google publicerer kvantegennembrud – og får allerede kritik af IBM

PLUS. For en måned siden slap nyheden om et stort kvantegennembrud fra Google utilsigtet ud. Nu er den videnskabelige artikel publiceret og IBM er meget kritisk over for Googles påstand.

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ScienceAlert – Latest

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Here's What The Controversial 'Quantum Supremacy' Claim From Google Really Means

IBM is not convinced.

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Wired

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Tesla Turns a Profit—and Builds a Chinese Factory Very Fast

The Shanghai Gigafactory, which Tesla says can produce 150,000 Model 3 sedans a year, was completed in 168 working days.

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Actin-packed topography: Cytoskeletal response to curvature [Commentaries]

In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the material characteristics of a cell's environment are an important aspect of cell functions, whether they are in the context of developmental biology (1, 2) or implantable devices (3, 4). While the importance of this is well known, the specific ways…

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Cerebral Organoids as a Tool Towards Healing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Methods are currently known to medical science to grow stem cells into tiny living brain models called cerebral organoids. There have recently been some articles published worrying about the ethics of this procedure, as cerebral organoids have some stimuli-response capability. The worry then is that we may be creating an object that is capable of having a profoundly restrained experience for the

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Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps.

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Piranha-Proof Fish Gives Inspiration for Body Armor

A gigantic fish from the Amazon has incredibly tough scales—and materials scientists are looking to them for bulletproof inspiration. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Atlantic Daily: Meet Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Fans

It's Wednesday, October 23. In today's issue: At the Facebook cryptocurrency hearing, a vaccines question. Plus, the misinterpretation of love languages. Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. We have many other free email newsletters on a variety of other topics. Browse the full list. Facebook's policies are colliding Today, Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a House subcommittee to

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The sensory capacity of male spiders during mating may be higher than previously thought, a study in the open access journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests.

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From the Olympics to a climate change activist

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Childhood obesity linked to structural differences in key brain regions

Obesity in children is associated with differences in brain structure in regions linked to cognitive control compared to the brains of children who are normal weight, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

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Astronomers Accidentally Find an Invisible 'Monster Galaxy' From The Early Universe

"It makes you wonder if this is just the tip of the iceberg."

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New study suggests the original location of the Bayeux Tapestry is finally solved

New evidence, published in the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, has confirmed that the Bayeux Tapestry was designed specifically to fit a specific area of Bayeux's cathedral.

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Blue Origin is Partnering with Major Aerospace Companies to Land Humans on the Moon

An illustration of Blue Moon, the lunar lander Blue Origin is planning. A larger version of this could be the model for the new Human Landing System. (Credit: Blue Origin) Some of the biggest names in the aerospace industry are teaming up with Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos to create the Human Landing System (HLS), which will bring humans back to the lunar surface by 2024 as part of NAS

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The Giant Geode of Pulpi is 25 feet long. Now Scientists Know How it Formed

(Credit: Hector Garrido) From one end to another, this giant geode is about as long as a small RV. If you wanted, you could comfortably house several adults within its dazzling interior. And the crystalline slabs that jut from its walls may even be taller than you are. However you slice it, the geode of Pulpí is absolutely gigantic. The interior of the egg-shaped cavity — which measures 25 feet lo

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Organoids Don't Accurately Model Human Brain Development

A new study suggests that growing in a stressful environment prevents "brains-in-a-dish" from growing in the same way as their in vivo counterparts.

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Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off

Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine viruses are paralyzing some unvaccinated children.

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Author Correction: The effect of endothelial nitric oxide synthase on the hemodynamics and wall mechanics in murine arteriovenous fistulas

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Author Correction: Effects of aging on timing of hibernation and reproduction

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Author Correction: FHL2 mediates podocyte Rac1 activation and foot process effacement in hypertensive nephropathy

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NASA Teams Up with $100 Million Breakthrough Listen Project to Search for Intelligent Aliens

Scientists working on NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission will collaborate with the $100 million Breakthrough Listen project in the search for intelligent aliens, members of both teams announced today (Oct. 23).

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: It's Whistle-blower Season

Today in Politics It's Wednesday, October 23. Today , when the whistle-blower drip becomes a flood. Plus , the ceasefire and the fury. Finally , an argument about GOP hypocrisy. (Tom Brenner / Reuters) September may feel like an eternity ago, but murmurs of impeachment crescendoed into a yell last month, when reports emerged of an anonymous whistle-blower complaint about one now very notorious Uk

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The Consequences of Donald Trump Washing His Hands of the Middle East

Today Donald Trump stood in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room before a portrait of George Washington, who 223 years ago warned of the danger of foreign entanglements, and declared the United States disentangled from the Middle East—a region America's leaders have for decades considered vital to national security. Yet ever since he announced the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Endures Another Grilling on Capitol Hill

Appearing before lawmakers, the Facebook CEO is questioned sharply about Libra and discrimination. He's also compared favorably with President Trump.

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Researchers find risk factors for unemployment with multiple sclerosis vary by age

'Our findings suggest that physical symptoms and how the individual manages them are greater issues for the youngest and oldest decades, while psychological issues predominate among the middle-aged,' said Dr. Strober, senior research scientist in the Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research. 'Professionals who counsel individuals with MS about important decisions such as leaving the wo

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Newly discovered protein is the permit to the powerhouse of cells

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers report in Science Advances the discovery of a protein, P17/PERMIT, that is key to recycling aging and damaged mitochondria. Defective mitochondria are characteristic of a number of age-related diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer's. The MUSC team showed P17/PERMIT transports the machinery that produces ceramide, a molecule that signals ol

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Magnets sustainably separate mixtures of rare earth metals

A new study describes a novel approach for purifying rare earth metals, crucial components of technology that require environmentally-damaging mining procedures. By relying on the metal's magnetic fields during the crystallization process, researchers were able to efficiently and selectively separate mixtures of rare earth metals.

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Even the fetus has gut bacteria

A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism. Researchers also confirmed that the fetal microbiome is transmitted from the mother.

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Infrared detectors created for viper-like night vision

Much like some snakes use infrared to 'see' at night, researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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Turning wood into pharmaceutical ingredients

Production of hazardous waste during drug manufacturing is a serious concern for the pharmaceutical industry. Typically, large amounts of flammable solvents are used during these processes, which usually require several steps to make structurally complex drugs. Researchers now report a method to produce pharmaceutically relevant compounds in just two or three steps, with water as the only waste pr

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NIH and Gates Foundation lay out ambitious plan to bring gene-based treatments for HIV and sickle cell disease to Africa

$200 million collaboration aims to launch gene therapy and editing clinical trials within a decade

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You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

In a disturbing experiment, imaging and facial recognition technologies were used to match research subjects to their M.R.I. scans.

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Gut instincts: Researchers discover first clues on how gut health influences brain health

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's Ithaca campus.

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Bio-inspired nano-catalyst guides chiral reactions

Many medicines are twisted molecules with two mirror image versions, but the body uses only one. Inspired by photosynthetic bacteria, a team at the University of Michigan built a catalyst that guides chemical reactions toward the right version of twisted molecules. It could lead to more efficient production of some medicines.

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CBD Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Adolescent Rats

The animals showed changes in both slow wave and rapid eye movement sleep.

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Idiots Are Starting to Vape, Then Switching to Cigarettes

So far, nearly 1,500 American vapers have fallen ill with the mysterious lung illness that's killed at least 33. It's a national tragedy, but the death toll is just a small fraction of the people who will die prematurely because they tried vaping and ended up getting hooked on nicotine, according to the Los Angeles Times . The LA Times cites 2018 research that determined that some 495,000 non-smo

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Why Republicans Storming a SCIF Puts National Security at Risk

House Republicans barged into a secure facility uninvited Wednesday, creating a host of problems in the process.

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Researchers identify the sex of skeletons based on elbow features

In an effort to help identify skeletal remains of Thai descent, researchers have found that examining the distal humerus (elbow) bone is superior to previous techniques that were developed for identifying sex in a non-Asian population.

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Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent

Bacteria that evolve in natural environments — rather than laboratory tests — may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows.

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Clues to improve cancer immunotherapy revealed

A new study indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more effective immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors.

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Scientists unveil the secret of cancer-associated Warburg effect

New research shows that lactate, an end product of metabolism, changes the function of an immune cell known as a macrophage, thereby rewiring it to behave differently.

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Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand in Global Plastic Waste Audit

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40 Major Music Festivals Have Pledged Not to Use Facial Recognition Technology – Activists declare the first major victory against the spread of commercial facial recognition technology in the United States.

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Patriots player Duron Harmon is speaking out after Amazon's facial-recognition tech falsely matched him to a mugshot

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Drivers are killing pedestrians at the highest rate in almost 30 years – time for self-driving cars to become more common for a safer future?

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Google and IBM Clash Over Quantum Supremacy Claim

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How the Psychedelic Community Can (Actually) Create a Better World – DoubleBlind Magazine

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Tom Morello and Evan Greer: We Stopped Facial Recognition From Invading Music Festivals. Now Let's Stop It Everywhere Else. The surveillance dystopia of our nightmares is not inevitable — and the way we kept it out of concerts and festivals is a lesson for the future.

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Exxon Goes on Trial for Lying About the Climate Crisis

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The UK has just ended its first quarter ever in which electricity generation from renewables outpaced fossil fuel-fired power generation—a landmark achievement for the country that started the Industrial Revolution with coal.

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Mazda unveils its first mass-production EV, the Mazda MX-30

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Solar power predicted to fuel 50% growth in renewable energy. Solar power will fuel growth of 50% in the world's renewable energy capacity during the next five years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.

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Trump continues his all-out assaults on California and climate action

Now the administration is challenging the constitutionality of the state's cap-and-trade program.

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Google Claims To Achieve Quantum Supremacy — IBM Pushes Back

Google employees say they have built a computer capable of solving problems that current technology practically cannot. (Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

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Final Agenda for CityLab DC: Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C. October 27-29

Next week CityLab DC , the preeminent global cities summit organized by the Aspen Institute , The Atlantic , and Bloomberg Philanthropies , will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 27-29 at the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Attending are more than 45 mayors representing cities around the world, along with 300+ city innovators, business leaders, urban experts, artists, and activists. P

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These Rats Have Learned How to Drive Tiny Cars

A rat in its new ride. (Credit: University of Richmond) Researchers report that they've taught rats to drive cars, knocking human technical superiority down another notch. It's not quite as amazing as it sounds, of course. The "cars" are simple wheeled platforms controlled by means of electrically conductive bars. And the rats aren't quite navigating the Nurburgring Nordschleife yet. But the feat

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Dark Matter Makes 'Super Spiral' Galaxies Spin up to 350 Miles Per Second

(Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Ogle and J. DePasquale (STScI)) The larger the spiral galaxy, the faster it spins. That's a well-known fact for astronomers. But a few years ago, researchers discovered a new class of jumbo-sized spiral galaxies; astronomers call them "super spirals." And, in a surprise find published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, researchers now say that these super spirals are actu

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Archaeologists in Jerusalem Dug Up a Road Built by Pontius Pilate

The Dome of the Rock, on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. An ancient road leading to the site was likely built by Pontius Pilate. (Credit: FrancisOD/Shutterstock) An archaeological excavation begun 125 years ago has wrapped up with a fascinating discovery: A Roman-era street connecting two religious destinations in Jerusalem was likely built by Pontius Pilate. Researchers were able to date the 720 feet o

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A New Kind of Storm Appears on Saturn, Puzzling Astronomers

A large storm on Saturn, commonly referred to as a Great White Spot. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI) As serene as it appears in photographs, the gas giant Saturn is not a peaceful place. Its golden gases whiz around the planet at up to 1,000 mph. At times, massive storms thousands of miles wide break out in its upper atmosphere. In 2018, astronomers spotted a new kind of storm on Saturn. Four large

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The "singleton hypothesis" predicts the future of humanity

Nick Bostrom's "singleton hypothesis" says that intelligent life on Earth will eventually form a "singleton". The "singleton" could be a single government or an artificial intelligence that runs everything. Whether the singleton will be positive or negative depends on numerous factors and is not certain. None Does history have a goal? Is it possible that all the human societies that existed are u

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Consensus report shows burnout prevalent in health care community

Clinician burnout is affecting between one-third and one-half of all of US nurses and physicians, and 45 to 60% of medical students and residents, according to a National Academy of Medicine (NAM) report released today.

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Womanpower på KU: "Vi kvinder skal lære at tro på os selv!"

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Screen time is good for you—maybe

Contrary to what you've heard, a study from the Oxford Internet Institute says screen time is actually good for kids.

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MIT Scientist: Capitalism Will Solve Climate Change

Past as Prelude MIT scientist Andrew McAfee has an unusual prediction: our climate change-devastated future will bring about an era of global abundance , thanks to the mysterious forces of capitalism and technological progress. McAfee argues in a new Wired opinion piece that commodities like food and fuel have become more affordable over the years, even while the global population has exploded an

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Happy Mole Day! Also, What the Hell Is Mole Day?

Today, October 23, is Mole Day — the unofficial holiday when we celebrate Amedeo Avogadro and his contributions to molecular theory. In 1811, Avogadro hypothesized that given two volumetrically identical samples of gas at an equal temperature and pressure contained the same number of particles. In other words, an equal volume of hydrogen and nitrogen at the same temperature and pressure contains

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Organisation advarer FN mod dræberrobotter: 'De bør forbydes på lige fod med kemiske våben'

Men budskabet er unødvendig bekymring, siger dansk forsker.

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Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure

Of the ten or so patients I've treated with CAR-T — a radical new gene therapy for some cancers — over half developed strange neurologic side effects ranging from headaches to difficulty speaking to seizures to falling unconscious. We scrambled to learn how to manage the side effects in real time.

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Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to get the job done.

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The pride and power of representation in film | Jon M. Chu

On the heels of the breakout success of his film "Crazy Rich Asians," director Jon M. Chu reflects on what drives him to create — and makes a resounding case for the power of connection and on-screen representation.

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Hacking Our Eyes for Better VR Headsets

Instead of packing more pixels into displays, engineers are learning how to trick our eyes and brains to see higher resolutions in the virtual world. Screen-closeup-top-image.jpg Image credits: Martin Howard via flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Technology Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 15:15 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — Virtual reality technology has come a long way since its wa

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Too many older adults readmitted to hospitals with same infections they took home

About 15% of hospitalized older adults will be readmitted within a month of discharge.

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Earthquakes in slow motion

A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon.

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Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that took place 30 November 2018, researchers concluded in a new study.

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Boosting the popularity of social media posts

Computer scientists created a new algorithm to recommend tags for social media posts which should boost the popularity of the post in question. This algorithm takes into account more kinds of information than previous algorithms with a similar goal. The result is a measurably improved view count for posts which use the tags recommended by this new algorithm. Such research could be useful commercia

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor muscle function in adults aged 60+

New research shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. While resistance exercise is known to preserve muscle function, there is growing evidence that adequate vitamin D status may also be protective.

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Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to get the job done.

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Why Zuckerberg's Embrace of Mayor Pete Should Worry You

Some in Silicon Valley see the technocratic wonder boy from South Bend as a safe alternative to the big-tech crackdown promised by Elizabeth Warren.

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US vows closer cooperation with French space agency

The United States on Wednesday pledged closer cooperation with France's space agency, saying the two were advancing the commercial development of space.

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Sign of the times: Can hugging machines solve the touch crisis?

The Compression Carpet is a machine created by Los Angeles-based artist Lucy McRae that simulates a hug to a person craving intimacy. Research indicates that nearly half of Americans lack daily meaningful interpersonal interactions with a friend or family member. This loneliness epidemic is accompanied by a touch crisis. McRae's art and neuroscience suggest that it is affectionate touch that we a

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Ellie Goulding on climate change: 'The backlash grows ever uglier'

Singer Ellie Goulding spoke at the One Young World summit encouraging young people to stay positive.

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Austrian railways say night train bookings on increase

Austria's state rail operator, OeBB, said Wednesday that ticket sales for its long-distance night services were up substantially this year, as more and more passengers choose train travel as a more ecological alternative to flying.

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Cracking the mystery of nature's toughest material

Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature's toughest material. Now, a team of researchers has revealed precisely how it works, in real time.

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Why targeted immuno-oncology drugs sometimes fail

Researchers report a discovery that helps scientists understand why some tumors lack immune cell infiltration and are therefore unresponsive to newer PD-1 targeted therapies.

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New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery

New measurements of the rate of expansion of the universe add to a growing mystery: Estimates of a fundamental constant made with different methods keep giving different results.

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Heuneburg early Celts across classes may have drunk Mediterranean wine in local ceramics

Early Celts from the Heuneburg settlement may have enjoyed Mediterranean wine well before they began importing Mediterranean drinking vessels — and this special drink may have been available to all in the community, according to a new study.

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Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect

Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. The common marmoset is one such animal that communicates using regional dialects. Researchers have now found out that they even adapt their dialect when they move to a different area.

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Understanding local attitudes to snow leopards vital for their ongoing protection

Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals' conservation as they do for the intrinsic value of this charismatic species.

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Climate change could hasten deterioration of US bridge infrastructure

Scientists are studying the toll climate change may take on aging US infrastructure, which includes over 600,000 bridges. A new study links the potential impacts of climate change with the structural integrity of thousands of bridges transecting America's highways and towns. The analysis demonstrates a need to rethink the nation's priority order of bridge repair, as climate change looms and infras

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New video reveals how flies land upside-down

Study could inspire advanced drones and other flying robots

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Startup Claims It Could Power Your Car on Just Alcohol and Water

An 81-year-old man and his two sons claim they've developed a system in their garage that allows a diesel or gasoline engine to run on a mix of water and alcohol — no fossil fuel required. If that sounds too good to be true, well, that's because it probably is. A new Jerusalem Post story highlights the company the trio formed, MayMaan Research, and after six years of under-the-radar development,

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Earthquakes in slow motion: Studying 'slow-slip' events could shed light on destructive temblors

A new study from Caltech finds that so-called "slow slip" or "silent" earthquakes behave more like regular earthquakes than previously thought. The discovery opens the door for geoscientists to use these frequent and nondestructive events as an easy-to-study analog that will help them find out what makes earthquakes tick.

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Researchers accurately estimate the sex of skeletons based on elbow features

An elbow can help determine the sex of a skeleton.

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Study provides framework for one billion years of green plant evolution

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists who were involved in a nine-year research project, One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative (1KP), that examined the diversification of plant species, genes and genomes across the more than one-billion-year history of green plants dating back to the ancestors of flow

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Scaling up a cleaner-burning alternative for cookstoves

For millions of people globally, cooking in their own homes can be detrimental to their health, and sometimes deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.8 million people a year die as a result of the soot and smoke generated in traditional wood-burning cookstoves. Women and children in particular are at risk of pneumonia, stroke, lung cancer, or low birth weight.

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Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

Inside a living cell, many important messages are communicated via interactions between proteins. For these signals to be accurately relayed, each protein must interact only with its specific partner, avoiding unwanted crosstalk with any similar proteins.

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Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

Inside a living cell, many important messages are communicated via interactions between proteins. For these signals to be accurately relayed, each protein must interact only with its specific partner, avoiding unwanted crosstalk with any similar proteins.

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Bringing policy and law into fight against buffelgrass

The spread of buffelgrass "rivals climate change and water scarcity as our region's most pressing environmental issue," according to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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The sweet taste of innovation

Would that ice-cold bottle of soda taste as refreshing, knowing that it contains 65 grams (5 tablespoons) of added sugar? With a new U.S. food-labeling policy set to kick in, public health groups are banking on the answer being "no." Meanwhile, food companies hoping to keep customers happy are searching high and low for sweet new molecules, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C

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Phys.org

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Sensing sweetness on a molecular level

Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. While a lot is known about the individual proteins that signal "sweet," not much is known about how the proteins work together as a receptor to accomplish this feat. Now, in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers report a molecular look at the receptor, w

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Phys.org

Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that took place 30 November 2018, researchers concluded in a new study published in Seismological Research Letters.

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Phys.org

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Cracking the mystery of nature's toughest material

Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature's toughest material. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Michigan has revealed precisely how it works, in real time.

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Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDaily

Pre-programmed microfluidic systems offer new control capabilities

Researchers have discovered how to pre-program microfluidic systems in a way that controls how fluids flow and mix throughout the micropipes. The result? A step toward smartly designed microfluidic systems that behave like a computer chip without relying on external components.

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Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDaily

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Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices are often bulky or have rigid surfaces that could harm infants' delicate skin. Now researchers say they have developed a pacifier-based biosensor that tracks real-time glucose levels in saliva. It could ultimate

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

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Bringing policy and law into fight against buffelgrass

The spread of buffelgrass "rivals climate change and water scarcity as our region's most pressing environmental issue," according to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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Biochemistry News – Chemistry News

Sensing sweetness on a molecular level

Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. While a lot is known about the individual proteins that signal "sweet," not much is known about how the proteins work together as a receptor to accomplish this feat. Now, in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, researchers report a molecular look at the receptor, w

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Phys.org

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How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)

A new study outlines a method for detecting a speculative phenomenon that has long captured the imagination of sci-fi fans: wormholes, which form a passage between two separate regions of spacetime.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Study fingers new player in cancer immunity

Study in mice reveals new immune regulatory mechanism involved in cancer, viral infections.Silencing immune-regulating gene in immune cells eradicated colon cancer in mice.Approach also helped some animals clear an aggressive form of melanoma.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Too many older adults readmitted to hospitals with same infections they took home

About 15% of hospitalized older adults will be readmitted within a month of discharge.

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Viden

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Endelig er det bevist: Stjerne-kollision har skabt de tunge grundstoffer

Strontium, som findes i alt fra dit TV til dine knogler, opstår i en såkaldt kilonova.

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Futurity.org

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Program cuts drop-out rate for black male high schoolers

Access to an achievement program called "Manhood Development" significantly reduced the number of black male students who dropped out of high school, a new study shows. The study found smaller reductions in the number of black female students who dropped out as well, suggesting a possible spillover effect. School leaders in Oakland, California launched the initiative nearly 10 years ago, the firs

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The Atlantic

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A Telling Exchange at the Zuckerberg Hearing

"Are you 100 percent confident that vaccines pose no injury to any person on this planet?" That was a real question asked today by Bill Posey, a congressman representing Florida's Eighth District, to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, for the record, is not a pharmaceutical company. Zuckerberg is not a medical professional. There are no indications that Libra, the proposed cryptocurrency tha

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Scientific American Blog Posts

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Dog Science Is Timeless

Seven ways science matters to dogs and the people who love them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New Scientist

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Vaccines have helped us eradicate another strain of wild polio virus

The World Health Organization is expected to announce that wild polio virus Type 3 has been eradicated. Type 2 has been gone since 1999 – but more work is needed

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New Scientist

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Google hits back at IBM's quantum supremacy challenge

Google engineers have spoken out about their claims of quantum supremacy, questioning IBM's challenges and revealing some of their big plans for coming years

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Futurity.org

1 protein blocks brain damage after hemorrhage

A protein called haptoglobin prevents delayed severe brain damage after a cerebral hemorrhage, researchers report. After a hemorrhage, free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons, causes the brain damage. Bleeding in the narrow space between the inner and middle meninges is life threatening. Small protrusions in the major arteries at the base of the brain (aneurysms) tha

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ScienceDaily

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Protein movement in cells hints at greater mysteries

A new imaging technique that makes it possible to match motor proteins with the cargo they carry within a cell is upending a standard view of how cellular traffic reaches the correct destination. The research focuses on neurons and sheds light on some neurodegenerative diseases.

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ScienceDaily

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How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)

Whether wormholes exist is up for debate. But in a recent article, physicists describe a technique for detecting these pathways.

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ScienceDaily

Pre-programmed microfluidic systems offer new control capabilities

Researchers have discovered how to pre-program microfluidic systems in a way that controls how fluids flow and mix throughout the micropipes. The result? A step toward smartly designed microfluidic systems that behave like a computer chip without relying on external components.

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ScienceDaily

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Natural language interface for data visualization debuts

A team has developed FlowSense, which lets those who may not be experts in machine learning create highly flexible visualizations from almost any data.

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ScienceDaily

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Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices are often bulky or have rigid surfaces that could harm infants' delicate skin. Now researchers say they have developed a pacifier-based biosensor that tracks real-time glucose levels in saliva. It could ultimate

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ScienceDaily

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Monitoring the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium

Researchers have recently been able to monitor the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium alloys at the nanoscale over a time scale of a few seconds to many hours. This is an important step towards accurately predicting how fast implants are resorbed by the body to enable the development of tailored materials for temporary implant applications.

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ScienceDaily

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A marine pathogenic bacterium forms specialized cells for dissemination

Vibrio parahaemolyticus can be found in the tidal zones in estuarine areas. The marine bacterium causes acute gastroenteritis in humans and is the leading cause for seafood borne illnesses in the world. Researchers have now identified specialized "adventurer" cells that ensure the bacterium's dissemination and prevalence. Their new findings are an important basis for the future management of the d

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ScienceDaily

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Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health

Reduced food intake helps both animals and humans to improve health in old age and can prolong life. But when do you have to change your diet to achieve this benefit in old age? Scientists have now shown that mice only become healthier if they start food reduction early and eat less before entering old age. The scientists conclude that healthy behavior must be established earlier in life in order

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Scientific American News

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Two Strains of Polio Down, One to Go

It could be the second human disease we eradicate—but if we don't finish the job, resurgence is possible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Nature

Why some songs delight the human brain

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03210-2 A computer model with a musical education helps to reveal the music that many people prefer.

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Two Strains of Polio Down, One to Go

It could be the second human disease we eradicate—but if we don't finish the job, resurgence is possible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Achieving quantum supremacy

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara/Google scientist John Martinis' group have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits ('qubits'), their Sycamore computer has taken on — and solved — a problem considered intractable for classical computers.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Earthquakes in slow motion

A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Scientists discover reasons why targeted immuno-oncology drugs sometimes fail

Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute report a discovery that helps scientists understand why some tumors lack immune cell infiltration and are therefore unresponsive to newer PD-1 targeted therapies.

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ScienceDaily

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Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists

Researchers analyzed national data on the prevalence of diabetes and the number of internal medicine specialists in each U.S. state. They found that cardiologists were the highest represented specialists and conclude that they are well positioned to be integral members of a patient's care team.

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ScienceDaily

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Sensing sweetness on a molecular level

Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. While a lot is known about the individual proteins that signal "sweet," not much is known about how the proteins work together as a receptor to accomplish this feat.

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ScienceDaily

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A possible gut-brain connection to 'chemo brain'

To test the possible relationship between the gut and chemo brain, a lab is examining chemo's effects on mice whose guts have been manipulated before treatment. One experiment involves feeding the mice antibiotics. The other relies on the universal practice among mice of eating their own and their roommates' feces.

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ScienceDaily

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Special cells contribute to regenerate the heart in Zebrafish

It is already known that zebrafish can flexibly regenerate their hearts after injury. An international research group now shows that certain heart muscle cells play a central role in this process. The insights gained could be used to initiate a similar repair process in the human heart.

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ScienceDaily

A roadmap to make the land sector carbon neutral by 2040

Land is critical to human livelihoods and wellbeing, while actions related to land use also play an important role in the climate system. Researchers have developed a new roadmap outlining actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead to the land sector becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and a net carbon sink by 2050.

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ScienceDaily

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The long arm of childhood conditions

Available research on the impact of a person's socioeconomic status during childhood suggests that the circumstances one grows up in matter a great deal for adult health. The results of a new study supports the notion of a 'long arm of childhood conditions' that remains invisible beyond mid-life but can affect health satisfaction later in life.

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ScienceDaily

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Stressing cancer with spice

A new study reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. A little over a decade ago, scientists first reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue of a molecule found in turmeric and that has been since discovered to have anti-cancer effects. In the new study, tests on cancer cells and animals reveal that these anti-cancer effects come from PGV-1 inhibiting a series of

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NASA Wants to Send a Probe to the Hellish Surface of Venus

The longest a spacecraft has survived on Earth's "evil twin" is just 127 minutes. Now NASA is building one to last 60 days.

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NYT > Science

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When the Menu Turns Raw, Your Gut Microbes Know What to Do

Before scientists tested the effects of some dietary changes on the microbiome, they ordered a special menu from a chef-turned-chemist.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery

New measurements of the rate of expansion of the universe, led by astronomers at UC Davis, add to a growing mystery: Estimates of a fundamental constant made with different methods keep giving different results.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

As large chains grow to dominate dialysis, patient outcomes decline

As large, for-profit dialysis chains acquired more than 1,200 smaller providers across the U.S. from 1998 to 2010, they cut skilled medical staff, increased patient volumes, altered drug regimens and adopted other practices that hurt patient health, according to new research from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

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Climate change could hasten deterioration of US bridge infrastructure

Hussam Mahmoud is studying the toll climate change may take on aging US infrastructure, which includes over 600,000 bridges. Now, he is co-author of a new study linking the potential impacts of climate change with the structural integrity of thousands of bridges transecting America's highways and towns. Mahmoud's analysis demonstrates a need to rethink the nation's priority order of bridge repair,

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Why are bald eagles such great gliders? It's all in the wrist

Birds come in an astounding array of shapes and colours. New research in Science Advances helps explain why bird species with similar flight styles or body sizes don't have consistent wing shapes. Bird species tend to reshape the range of motion of their wings — rather than wing shape or size itself — as they evolve new ways of flying.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

A timely triage test for TB

There's a large unmet need for accurate, fast, and inexpensive tests to identify patients who have active tuberculosis (ATB), which claims the lives over a million people per year. A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute and several other collaborating institutions has created a fast, ultrasensitive, multiplexed triage test for ATB that could be used in low-resource settings to identify pati

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Promising therapy for common form of eczema identified in early-stage trial

A therapy that targets the immune system showed promise for treating atopic dermatitis — the most common form of eczema — in a small proof-of-concept trial, led by scientists from the Medical Research Council Human Immunology Unit at the University of Oxford.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Robots can learn how to support teachers in class sessions

New research conducted at the University of Plymouth shows that a robot can be programmed to progressively learn autonomous behaviour from human demonstrations and guidance.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect

Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. The common marmoset is one such animal that communicates using regional dialects. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that they even adapt their dialect when they move to a different area.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Rapid triage test sniffs out active tuberculosis infections in adults

A new triage test for human blood samples can distinguish active cases of tuberculosis (TB) from similar diseases in adults in less than an hour — helping to meet an elusive goal for global health authorities.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Flies that 'stick' upside down landings use different approach than thought

Researchers studying one of the least understood aerobatic maneuvers performed by flying insects, and who call their investigation the 'most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers' to date, report that blue bottle flies that land upside down on ceilings use a more complex series of behaviors than thought. This insight will inform efforts to engineer small robotic fliers to perform similar a

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots

To inspire advanced robotic technology, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have published the most complete description of how flying insects land upside-down.

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Discover Magazine

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10 Medical Advances That Will Shape the Future of Healthcare

These methods and machines are making the future of medicine far brighter.

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Discover Magazine

10 Breakthrough Moments in Medicine

Ideas and innovations that solved some of medicine's most confounding mysteries.

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Big Think

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Top 6 ways to suck greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere

A recent report from International Institute for Applied Systems Science evaluated six land-based methods for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Though they concluded that every technique would be a net positive for the world, some were riskier or costlier than others. Among the safest, cheapest, and overall best approaches were restoring the wetlands and soil carbon sequestration. No

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Livescience.com

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World's Most Expensive Painting, Allegedly by Da Vinci, Could Reappear in the Louvre This Week

It's unlikely, but not impossible, that "Salvator Mundi" will be at the Louvre's upcoming da Vinci exhibition,

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Bringing Ancient Mesopotamia to Life

How building a narrative around ancient artifacts is bringing Mesopotamia to life.

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Elon Musk: Camera Inside Teslas is "Meant for Robotaxi" Mode

Cabin Fever Every Tesla Model 3 is equipped with a mysterious camera that faces the inside of the cabin, mounted just above the rear view mirror. Tesla claims the camera is completely inactive , but the car company seemingly has big plans in store for it. According to a Wednesday tweet by CEO Elon Musk, the camera is "meant for robotaxi" — a reference, according to Electrek 's analysis , to Musk'

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Sen. Mark Warner On Social Media, Syria And The Election

The Virginia politician realizes that digital tools, even if they don't cost anything, are never really free. (Image credit: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

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New Scientist

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Climate change may see one in four US steel bridges collapse by 2040

Rising temperatures threaten the safety of steel bridges in the US and globally. In the next two decades, one in four such bridges in the US look set to fail

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SPONSORED: We've Launched Our New 'Space & Beyond' Subscription Box

Since its inception more than four decades ago, Astronomy magazine — the sister magazine of Discover — has offered readers a ticket to travel into the cosmos. Now, we're taking the next step by launching the Space & Beyond subscription box. Starting today, you can order subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones on our website, www.spaceandbeyondbox.com. Each box has a unique theme and is cura

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Discover Magazine

14 Tools That Changed Medicine

We shaped the instruments. Then they shaped us.

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Discover Magazine

A Doctor Confronts a Man About Why He's Swallowing Rocks

Confronted with the unusual cause of his symptoms, a secretive patient stonewalls the doctor.

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Discover Magazine

10 Weird, Wacky and Worthwhile Experiments

Unexpected and offbeat discoveries sometimes yield the most startling advances in medical science.

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ScienceDaily

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Consuming alcohol leads to epigenetic changes in brain memory centers

New research revealed a surprising pathway that shows alcohol byproducts travel to the brain to promote addiction memory. They show how acetate travels to the brain's learning system and directly alters proteins the regulate DNA function, impacting how some genes are expressed and ultimately affecting how mice behave when given environmental cues to consume alcohol.

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ScienceDaily

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New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species

There are over 500,000 plant species in the world today. They all evolved from a common ancestor. How this leap in biodiversity happened is still unclear. Researchers now present the results of a unique project on the evolution of plants. Using genetic data from 1,147 species the team created the most comprehensive evolutionary tree for green plants to date.

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Science | Smithsonian

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This Type of Algae Absorbs More Light for Photosynthesis Than Other Plants

Though evolutionary mergers between cells, some algae have developed the ability to convert a wider spectrum of light energy into sugars

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Big Think

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Mini-brains may already be sentient and suffering, scientists warn

Mini-brains (also called organoids) are tiny lumps of tissue capable of generating rudimentary neural activity. Neuroscientists use mini-brains to conduct research and experiments that help them learn about the brain. As scientists generate increasingly complex mini-brains, however, some are concerned they might be experiencing pain. None Neuroscientists are "perilously close" to crossing serious

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Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDaily

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Achieving quantum supremacy

Researchers have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits ('qubits'), their Sycamore computer has taken on — and solved — a problem considered intractable for classical computers.

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Biochemistry Research News — ScienceDaily

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With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here

Mixtures called alpha-gels are thick, do not flow easily, and can hold much water. Therefore, many skincare products are based on them. A group of scientists from Japan has made an alpha-gel with a compound resembling a main component of the moisture-holding layer on our skin. The characteristics of this alpha-gel indicate that it will make possible environment-friendly and effective skincare prod

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Futurism

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Investment App Recommends Stocks Based on Your Horoscope

Seems Legit A satirical new app called " Bull and Moon " is here to recommend buying stocks that are compatible with your astrological sign, The Verge reports . The recommendations from the app, which to be clear is 100 percent a prank, are pretty funny — they read like the financial version of a run-of-the-mill astrology app describing which signs are romantically compatible. But they also illus

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NYT > Science

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Trump Administration to Begin Official Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

President Trump is preparing to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, beginning a yearlong countdown removing the world's largest economy from the landmark agreement.

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Cosmos Magazine

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Could gut bacteria help us deal with fear and stress?

New study expands understanding of the 'gut-brain axis'. Paul Biegler reports.

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Livescience.com

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Israel Plans to Go Back to the Moon … And Stick the Landing This Time

Israel had pinned its hopes on becoming the fourth country to land softly on the moon, and although the country's team failed on the first try, it still intends to try to claim that coveted title.

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Livescience.com

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Can Gene Therapy Cure HIV? US Gov't. Is Banking $100 Million On It.

The NIH wants to cure HIV and sickle cell disease with gene therapies, and will invest $100 million over the next four years towards that goal.

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Livescience.com

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Why Witches Are Usually Women

From the Salem witch trials to today's "witch hunts," women are front and center because they are considered powerless and more easily swayed by demons.

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Science Advances current issue

Planning dam portfolios for low sediment trapping shows limits for sustainable hydropower in the Mekong

The transboundary Mekong Basin has been dubbed the "Battery of Southeast Asia" for its large hydropower potential. Development of hydropower dams in the six riparian countries proceeds without strategic analyses of dam impacts, e.g., reduced sediment delivery to the lower Mekong. This will impact some of the world's largest freshwater fisheries and endangers the resilience of the delta, which sup

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Science Advances current issue

BRK phosphorylates SMAD4 for proteasomal degradation and inhibits tumor suppressor FRK to control SNAIL, SLUG, and metastatic potential

The tumor-suppressing function of SMAD4 is frequently subverted during mammary tumorigenesis, leading to cancer growth, invasion, and metastasis. A long-standing concept is that SMAD4 is not regulated by phosphorylation but ubiquitination. Our search for signaling pathways regulated by breast tumor kinase (BRK), a nonreceptor protein tyrosine kinase that is up-regulated in ~80% of invasive ductal

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Science Advances current issue

Volcanic mercury and mutagenesis in land plants during the end-Triassic mass extinction

During the past 600 million years of Earth history, four of five major extinction events were synchronous with volcanism in large igneous provinces. Despite improved temporal frameworks for these events, the mechanisms causing extinctions remain unclear. Volcanic emissions of greenhouse gases, SO 2 , and halocarbons are generally considered as major factors in the biotic crises, resulting in glob

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Science Advances current issue

The science of contemporary street protest: New efforts in the United States

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, there has been substantial and ongoing protest against the Administration. Street demonstrations are some of the most visible forms of opposition to the Administration and its policies. This article reviews the two most central methods for studying street protest on a large scale: building comprehensive event databases and conducting field surveys of partic

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Science Advances current issue

Pioneer interneurons instruct bilaterality in the Drosophila olfactory sensory map

Interhemispheric synaptic connections, a prominent feature in animal nervous systems for the rapid exchange and integration of neuronal information, can appear quite suddenly during brain evolution, raising the question about the underlying developmental mechanism. Here, we show in the Drosophila olfactory system that the induction of a bilateral sensory map, an evolutionary novelty in dipteran f

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Science Advances current issue

Lake sediments with Azorean tephra reveal ice-free conditions on coastal northwest Spitsbergen during the Last Glacial Maximum

Lake sediments retrieved from the beds of former nonerosive ice sheets offer unique possibilities to constrain changes in the extent and style of past glaciation, and place them in an absolutely dated context. We present the first pre-Holocene lake sediments from Arctic Svalbard. Radiocarbon dating of terrestrial plant fossils reveals that the investigated catchment was unglaciated and vegetated

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Science Advances current issue

Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass

Avian wing shape is highly variable across species but only coarsely associated with flight behavior, performance, and body mass. An underexplored but potentially explanatory feature is the ability of birds to actively change wing shape to meet aerodynamic and behavioral demands. Across 61 species, we found strong associations with flight behavior and mass for range of motion traits but not wing

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Science Advances current issue

Red blood cell-derived nanoerythrosome for antigen delivery with enhanced cancer immunotherapy

Erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs) represent a promising cell-mediated drug delivery platform due to their inherent biocompatibility. Here, we developed an antigen delivery system based on the nanoerythrosomes derived from RBCs, inspired by the splenic antigen-presenting cell targeting capacity of senescent RBCs. Tumor antigens were loaded onto the nanoerythrosomes by fusing tumor cell membra

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Science Advances current issue

Inference and analysis of population-specific fine-scale recombination maps across 26 diverse human populations

Fine-scale rates of meiotic recombination vary by orders of magnitude across the genome and differ between species and even populations. Studying cross-population differences has been stymied by the confounding effects of demographic history. To address this problem, we developed a demography-aware method to infer fine-scale recombination rates and applied it to 26 diverse human populations, infe

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Science Advances current issue

Reprogramming of DNA methylation at NEUROD2-bound sequences during cortical neuron differentiation

The characteristics of DNA methylation changes that occur during neurogenesis in vivo remain unknown. We used whole-genome bisulfite sequencing to quantitate DNA cytosine modifications in differentiating neurons and their progenitors isolated from mouse brain at the peak of embryonic neurogenesis. Localized DNA hypomethylation was much more common than hypermethylation and often occurred at putat

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Science Advances current issue

Flies land upside down on a ceiling using rapid visually mediated rotational maneuvers

Flies and other insects routinely land upside down on a ceiling. These inverted landing maneuvers are among the most remarkable aerobatic feats, yet the full range of these behaviors and their underlying sensorimotor processes remain largely unknown. Here, we report that successful inverted landing in flies involves a serial sequence of well-coordinated behavioral modules, consisting of an initia

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Science Advances current issue

Building sensory axons: Delivery and distribution of NaV1.7 channels and effects of inflammatory mediators

Sodium channel Na V 1.7 controls firing of nociceptors, and its role in human pain has been validated by genetic and functional studies. However, little is known about Na V 1.7 trafficking or membrane distribution along sensory axons, which can be a meter or more in length. We show here with single-molecule resolution the first live visualization of Na V 1.7 channels in dorsal root ganglia neuron

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Science Advances current issue

Resolution metabolomes activated by hypoxic environment

Targeting hypoxia-sensitive pathways in immune cells is of interest in treating diseases. Here, we demonstrate that physiologic hypoxia (1% O 2 ), as encountered in bone marrow and spleen, accelerates human M2 macrophage efferocytosis of apoptotic-neutrophils and senescent erythrocytes via lipolysis-dependent biosynthesis of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), i.e. resolvins, protectins,

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Science Advances current issue

Soil microbes drive phylogenetic diversity-productivity relationships in a subtropical forest

The relationship between plant diversity and productivity and the mechanisms underpinning that relationship remain poorly resolved in species-rich forests. We combined extensive field observations and experimental manipulations in a subtropical forest to test how species richness (SR) and phylogenetic diversity (PD) interact with putative root-associated pathogens and how these interactions media

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Science Advances current issue

Oceanic efflux of ancient marine dissolved organic carbon in primary marine aerosol

Breaking waves produce bubble plumes that burst at the sea surface, injecting primary marine aerosol (PMA) highly enriched with marine organic carbon (OC) into the atmosphere. It is widely assumed that this OC is modern, produced by present-day biological activity, even though nearly all marine OC is thousands of years old, produced by biological activity long ago. We used natural abundance radio

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Science Advances current issue

Zika virus degrades the {omega}-3 fatty acid transporter Mfsd2a in brain microvascular endothelial cells and impairs lipid homeostasis

Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy increases the risk of postnatal microcephaly. Neurovascular function provides a homeostatic environment for proper brain development. The major facilitator superfamily domain-containing protein 2 (Mfsd2a) is selectively expressed in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (hBMECs) and is the major transporter mediating the brain uptake of docosahex

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Science Magazine

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New drug forces flu virus into 'error catastrophe,' overwhelming it with mutations

Human trials are likely to start next spring

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Cosmos Magazine

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Mercury revealed as hidden driver in mass extinctions

Fossilised ferns reveal high rates of species-ending mutations. Barry Keily reports.

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Cosmos Magazine

Mighty clever flyers

Reckon you know all about flies landing upside-down on a ceiling? Think again.

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Cosmos Magazine

A monster galaxy found lurking in the dust

The discovery provides insight into the first growing steps of galaxies.

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Cosmos Magazine

The really big book of plants

International effort traces 1100 species and a billion years of evolution.

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Cosmos Magazine

Snakes alive – and rather abundant

'Fantastic Grandmothers' take citizen science underwater.

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Phys.org

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Why are bald eagles such great gliders? It's all in the wrist

Birds come in an astounding array of shapes and colours. But it's their physical prowess—like a bald eagle's incredible ability to soar—that captivates human imagination.

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Phys.org

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Understanding local attitudes to snow leopards vital for their ongoing protection

The team of researchers found that local attitudes towards the snow leopard were strongly linked to local views on the conservation methods used to protect them.

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Phys.org

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Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect

Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. The common marmoset is one such animal that communicates using regional dialects. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that they even adapt their dialect when they move to a different area.

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Phys.org

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Climate change could hasten deterioration of US bridge infrastructure

When most people think of climate change, they think of rising sea levels and more intense heat waves. Engineers like Colorado State University's Hussam Mahmoud think of bridges.

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Heuneburg early Celts across classes may have drunk Mediterranean wine in local ceramics

Early Celts from the Heuneburg settlement may have enjoyed Mediterranean wine well before they began importing Mediterranean drinking vessels—and this special drink may have been available to all in the community, according to a study published October 23, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Maxime Rageot from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University of Tübingen, and colle

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Cracking the mystery of nature's toughest material

Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature's toughest material. Now, a team of researchers led by the University of Michigan has revealed precisely how it works, in real time.

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Triage Test for Tuberculosis Spots Infections Within an Hour

An early-stage, blood-based assay shows potential as a method for sorting patients with suspected TB from those with other respiratory illnesses.

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Why are bald eagles such great gliders? It's all in the wrist

Birds come in an astounding array of shapes and colours. But it's their physical prowess—like a bald eagle's incredible ability to soar—that captivates human imagination.

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Understanding local attitudes to snow leopards vital for their ongoing protection

The team of researchers found that local attitudes towards the snow leopard were strongly linked to local views on the conservation methods used to protect them.

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Marmoset monkeys can learn a new dialect

Monkeys and other animals communicate through calls that can differ depending on region. The common marmoset is one such animal that communicates using regional dialects. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that they even adapt their dialect when they move to a different area.

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Nanoparticle Tech Reduces Celiac Disease Symptoms by 90%

People with celiac disease have two options in life, neither of which is ideal. Because their immune systems can't tolerate gluten , they can choose to never eat the many delicious foods containing it. Boring. Or they can devour all the cake, bread, and beer they want — but resign themselves to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other nasty side effects when their immune systems trigger an inflammatio

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Axon Brings License Plate Recognition to Cops' Dash Cams

Axon, a manufacturer of Tasers and police body cameras, announced it is developing a police dash camera that can automatically read license plates, as its ethics board simultaneously released …

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Achieving quantum supremacy

Researchers have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits ('qubits'), their Sycamore computer has taken on — and solved — a problem considered intractable for classical computers.

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Building blocks of all life gain new understanding

New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an essential pigment for life.

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Researchers find college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems

Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study.

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Prisoner's dilemma game reveals cooperation leads to leadership

Game theory has historically studied cooperation and hierarchy, and has sought to explain why individuals cooperate, even though they might be better off not to do so. Researchers now use a specialized graph to map a social network of cooperators and their neighbors; they discovered cooperators can attract more neighbors to follow their behaviors and are more likely to become leaders, indicating d

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Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms stand out

Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing researchers who surveyed consumers.

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First identification of a heavy element born from neutron star collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron stars. The detection confirms that the heavier elements in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers, providing a missing piece of the puzzle of chemical element formation.

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With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here

Mixtures called alpha-gels are thick, do not flow easily, and can hold much water. Therefore, many skincare products are based on them. A group of scientists from Japan has made an alpha-gel with a compound resembling a main component of the moisture-holding layer on our skin. The characteristics of this alpha-gel indicate that it will make possible environment-friendly and effective skincare prod

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Ground failure study shows deep landslides not reactivated by 2018 Anchorage Quake

Major landslides triggered by the 1964 magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska earthquake responded to, but were not reactivated by, the magnitude 7.1 Anchorage earthquake that took place 30 November 2018, researchers concluded in a new study published in Seismological Research Letters.

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Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors

Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California's Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause them to change practices or leave the region entirely.

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How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)

Whether wormholes exist is up for debate. But in a paper in Physical Review D, physicists describe a technique for detecting these pathways. "If you have two stars, one on each side of the wormhole, the star on our side should feel the gravitational influence of the star that's on the other side," one researcher says.

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UA Health Sciences study calls for forensic nursing exams to include concussion evaluation

TBIs often missed on routine forensic examination for domestic violence victims.

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Quantum supremacy milestone harnesses ORNL Summit supercomputer

A joint research team from Google Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated that a quantum computer can outperform a classical computer at certain tasks, a feat known as quantum supremacy.

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Protein movement in cells hints at greater mysteries

A new imaging technique that makes it possible to match motor proteins with the cargo they carry within a cell is upending a standard view of how cellular traffic reaches the correct destination. The research, which focuses on neurons and sheds light on some neurodegenerative diseases, was published in the current edition of the journal Traffic.

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Scientists sequence 1,100 plants, illuminating 1 billion years of evolution

Scientists have completed a nine-year quest to sequence active genes from more than 1,100 green plant species, revealing the plot twists and furious pace of the rise of this super group of organisms.

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Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

An MIT study sheds light on how cells prevent crosstalk between signaling proteins, and also shows that there remains a huge number of possible protein interactions that cells have not used for signaling. This means synthetic biologists could generate new pairs of proteins that can act as artificial circuits for applications such as diagnosing disease, without interfering with cells' existing sign

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Journal articles explore fatal consequences of immigrant detention policies, conditions

An analysis and related commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases today provide in-depth examination of the deplorable and dangerous conditions in US immigrant detention centers where seven children have died in the last 10 months. Together, the articles underscore an urgent imperative repeatedly cited by ours, and other societies of medical professionals, to investigate and remedy viol

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Pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment are precipitated by a high-salt diet

High levels of dietary salt can activate a pathway in the brain to cause cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The paper, which was published in Nature, shows that this effect is not due to a loss in blood flow to the brain as originally thought, but rather to clumps of a protein linked to several forms of dementia in humans. The research was funded by the National Institute of Neurologi

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Scientist wins £2m payout over invention used by Unilever

Former employee Prof Ian Shanks created system used in glucose sensors A retired Scottish scientist who invented a system widely used in glucose sensors has won £2m in a court case against the industry behemoth Unilever after claiming he never received a penny from his former employer, despite the invention having made millions for the company. Prof Ian Shanks, who has been fighting for compensat

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Strategies of a honey bee virus

The Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus is a pathogen that affects honey bees and has been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder, a key factor in decimating the bee population. Researchers have now analyzed in detail how the virus hijacks the cellular protein production machinery and misuses it for its own purposes.

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Immune response to influenza

New research provides insights into how the body can protect itself from immunopathology during flu.

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Embryology: How cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, which ensures that groups of cells are arranged in an appropriate manner that allows them to function properly.

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Galaxy hunters find footprints from mysterious 'monster'

Astronomers have accidentally discovered the footprints of a "monster galaxy" in the early universe that has never been seen before. Like a cosmic Yeti, the scientific community generally regarded these galaxies as folklore, given the lack of evidence of their existence, but astronomers managed to snap a picture of the beast for the first time. The discovery provides new insights into the first g

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Google's new apps are about reining in screen time

Back at I/O 2018, Google introduced Digital Wellbeing, a feature in Android that the company designed to help users manage their smartphone usage. Today Google has introduced five new …

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Early tetrapods had an eye on the land

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03107-0Fossil finds that can provide clues about how aquatic vertebrates evolved into land dwellers are elusive. …

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BU researchers accurately estimate the sex of skeletons based on elbow features

An elbow can help determine the sex of a skeleton. In an effort to help identify skeletal remains of Thai descent, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that examining the distal humerus (elbow) bone is superior to previous techniques that were developed for identifying sex in a non-Asian population.

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Young adult women abused as adolescents report higher levels of pain

Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not maltreated in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Pain.

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Study looks at distribution of new cases of diabetes, density of specialists

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital analyzed national data on the prevalence of diabetes and the number of internal medicine specialists in each U.S. state. They found that cardiologists were the highest represented specialists and conclude that they are well positioned to be integral members of a patient's care team

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High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau

In the study, published Oct. 23 in Nature, the investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may 'stave off' dementia. Accumulation of tau deposits has been implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease in humans.

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Building blocks of all life gain new understanding

New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an essential pigment for life.

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Young universities in Asia are strongly represented in rankings for high-quality research output

The first Nature Index Young universities tables and supplement, which rank universities aged 50 and under have just been published. The tables reveal that young universities in China, South Korea and Singapore are performing particularly well in terms of producing high-quality research.

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Accumulation of DNA mutations found in healthy liver leads to disease

New insights into the journey from health to disease in the human liver have been made by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators. In the largest study of its kind, the team documented in unprecedented detail how the accumulation of changes in our DNA over time, known as mutations, evolves during the d

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A single, master switch for sugar levels?

When a fly eats sugar, a single brain cell sends simultaneous messages to stimulate one hormone and inhibit another to control glucose levels in the body. Further research into this control system with remarkable precision could shed light on the neural mechanisms of diabetes and obesity in humans.

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Creating a nanospace like no other

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Copenhagen have built a self-assembled nanocage with a very unusual nanospace: Its walls are made of antiaromatic molecules, which are generally considered too unstable to work with. By overturning assumptions about the limits of nano-chemical engineering, the study creates an entirely new nanospace fo

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Antibiotics with novel mechanism of action discovered

Many life-threatening bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics. Swiss researchers co-headed by the University of Zurich have now discovered a new class of antibiotics with a unique spectrum of activity and mechanism of action – a major step in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. By disrupting outer membrane synthesis, the antibiotics effectively kill Gram-negati

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Pre-programmed microfluidic systems offer new control capabilities

Northwestern University researchers have discovered how to pre-program microfluidic systems in a way that controls how fluids flow and mix throughout the micropipes. The result? A step toward smartly designed microfluidic systems that behave like a computer chip without relying on external components.

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University of Chicago scientists unveil the secret of cancer-associated Warburg effect

Research published in the Oct. 23 issue of Nature, shows that lactate, an end product of metabolism, changes the function of an immune cell known as a macrophage, thereby rewiring it to behave differently.

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Alcohol byproduct contributes to brain chemistry changes in specific brain regions

Study of mouse models provides clear implications for new targets to treat alcohol use disorder and fetal alcohol syndrome.

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First identification of a heavy element born from neutron star collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron stars. This finding was observed by ESO's X-shooter spectrograph on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and is published today in Nature. The detection confirms that the heavier elements in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers, providing a missing piece of the pu

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Clues to improve cancer immunotherapy revealed

A new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more effective immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors.

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Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent

Bacteria that evolve in natural environments — rather than laboratory tests — may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows.

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The earliest well-preserved tetrapod may never have left the water

Superbly preserved fossils from Russia, excavated with support of a grant from the National Geographic Society and described today by an international team in the leading scientific journal Nature, cast new and surprising light on one of the earliest tetrapods — the group of animals that made the evolutionary transition from water to land and ultimately became the ancestors not just of amphibians

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Uncovering the pathway to colon cancer

The hidden world of genetic changes, or mutations, in healthy colon tissue has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. The team developed technology to sequence the genomes of small numbers of colon cells, allowing them to study genetic mutations in unprecedented detail. Researchers found complex patterns of mutations, including changes in cancer gene

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Nature: Scientists present new data on the evolution of plants and the origin of species

There are over 500,000 plant species in the world today. They all evolved from a common ancestor. How this leap in biodiversity happened is still unclear. In the upcoming issue of Nature, an international team of researchers, including scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, presents the results of a unique project on the evolution of plants. Using genetic data from 1,147 specie

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Study provides framework for 1 billion years of green plant evolution

Gene sequences for more than 1,100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

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Consuming alcohol leads to epigenetic changes in brain memory centers

New research, published in Nature, revealed a surprising pathway that shows alcohol byproducts travel to the brain to promote addiction memory. They show how acetate travels to the brain's learning system and directly alters proteins the regulate DNA function, impacting how some genes are expressed and ultimately affecting how mice behave when given environmental cues to consume alcohol.

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Genome sequencing guides people with metastatic cancer to best therapy

By sequencing the genomes of tumours from more than 2000 people with advanced cancer, researchers have helped many of them find the best treatment option currently available

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Gut microbes help mice overcome their fears by changing brain activity

Mice without healthy gut bacteria have a hard time moving on from fearful situations, adding to evidence that the microbiome influences how the mammalian brain works

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Mice fed a high salt diet lose the ability to perform simple tasks

A high-salt diet gradually reduced rodents' ability to perform simple tasks, perhaps because the diet leads to an accumulation of a protein linked to dementia

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The solar system has too many moons – it's time for a cull

Designating rocks just a few kilometres across as moons is misleading and ridiculous. We need to do a Pluto and cut moons down to size, argues Leah Crane

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The Forest Service Is About to Set a Giant Forest Fire—On Purpose

Sometime later this month or in early November, if the weather cooperates, the U.S. Forest Service will fly a pair of fire-spitting helicopters over a remote mountain in southern Utah and set the forest ablaze. While the helicopters are pelting burning liquid fuel at the treetops, dozens of firefighters will be providing support on the ground, using drip torches and flamethrowers to create a towe

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Nature

Braess's paradox and programmable behaviour in microfluidic networks

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1701-6 Microfluidic systems controlled by a single driving pressure are programmed to exhibit complex flow-switching schemes and a fluid analogue of Braess's paradox by exploiting fluid inertia and network design.

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Engineering orthogonal signalling pathways reveals the sparse occupancy of sequence space

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1639-8 Engineered two-component signalling proteins in Escherichia coli have residue specificities different to their parent proteins and are orthogonal to all extant paralogues, demonstrating that sequence space is not densely occupied.

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Heterogeneity in old fibroblasts is linked to variability in reprogramming and wound healing

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1658-5 Fibroblasts from old mice are heterogeneous, which affects the ability of these fibroblasts to reprogram into induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro and influences wound healing rate in vivo.

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Teamwork by different T-cell types boosts tumour destruction by immunotherapy

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03106-1 Immunotherapy treatment harnesses CD8 T cells of the immune system to kill tumour cells. The finding that CD4 helper T cells contribute to the success of this treatment in mice might offer a way to improve clinical outcomes.

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Chimeric peptidomimetic antibiotics against Gram-negative bacteria

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1665-6 A class of chimeric synthetic antibiotics that bind to lipopolysaccharide and BamA shows potent activity against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, with the potential to address life-threatening infections.

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Nature

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Pan-cancer whole-genome analyses of metastatic solid tumours

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1689-y The mutational landscape of metastatic cancer genomes is analysed in a large-scale, pan-cancer study of metastatic solid tumours that includes whole-genome sequencing of 2,520 tumour–normal tissue pairs.

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Nature

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The landscape of somatic mutation in normal colorectal epithelial cells

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1672-7 Genome sequencing of hundreds of normal colonic crypts from 42 individuals sheds light on mutational processes and driver mutations in normal colorectal epithelial cells.

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Nature

Evolution of the new head by gradual acquisition of neural crest regulatory circuits

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1691-4 Analysis of gene expression in the neural crest of vertebrate embryos supports the idea that gene regulatory circuits that define the cranial neural crest evolved gradually from a more trunk-like identity.

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Morphology of the earliest reconstructable tetrapod Parmastega aelidae

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1636-y Three-dimensionally preserved fossils of Parmastega aelidae, a newly described tetrapod from the earliest Famennian (Late Devonian) of Russia, provide detailed insights into the morphology and palaeobiology of the earliest tetrapods.

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Nature

A glucose-sensing neuron pair regulates insulin and glucagon in Drosophila

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1675-4 A pair of glucose-sensing neurons identified in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster regulates secretion of adipokinetic hormone and Drosophila insulin-like peptide 2, suggesting that these neurons have key roles in maintenance of glucose homeostasis.

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Nature

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Huge whole-genome study of human metastatic cancers

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03123-0 A better understanding of the genetic changes that enable cancers to spread is crucial. A comprehensive study of whole-genome sequences from metastatic cancer will help researchers to achieve this goal.

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Structural basis of species-selective antagonist binding to the succinate receptor

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1663-8 High-resolution crystal structures of the rat succinate receptor SUCNR1 in an inactive confirmation, and the humanized rat SUCNR1 bound to an antagonist, provide insights into the structure of these receptors and the species selectivity of antagonist binding.

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Nature

Stabilization of chromatin topology safeguards genome integrity

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1659-4 Super-resolution microscopy demonstrates how changes in the 3D organization of chromatin protect DNA against excessive degradation following damage.

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Early tetrapods had an eye on the land

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03107-0 Fossil finds that can provide clues about how aquatic vertebrates evolved into land dwellers are elusive. But the ancient bones of a newly discovered species of tetrapod now provide some crucial missing evidence.

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Nature

Somatic mutations and clonal dynamics in healthy and cirrhotic human liver

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1670-9 Whole-genome sequencing of liver microdissections from five healthy individuals and nine with cirrhosis demonstrates the effects of liver disease on the genome, including increased rates of mutation, complex structural variation and different mutational signatures.

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Metabolic regulation of gene expression by histone lactylation

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1678-1 The lactylation of lysine residues on histones in mammalian cells is stimulated by hypoxia and bacterial challenges, and increased histone lactylation induces genes involved in wound healing.

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Gut microbes regulate neurons to help mice forget their fear

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03114-1 Microorganisms in the gut influence fear-related learning. The results of a study that reveals some of the mechanistic underpinnings of this phenomenon promise to boost our understanding of gut–brain communication.

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Podcast: Quantum supremacy and ancient mammals

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03227-7 Listen to the latest from the world of science, with Nick Howe and Shamini Bundell.

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Structural basis for enzymatic photocatalysis in chlorophyll biosynthesis

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1685-2 Crystal structures of cyanobacterial protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases reveal the basis of the photocatalytic activities of this enzyme, through the role of its active site in enabling the light-driven reduction of protochlorophyllide.

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Alcohol metabolism contributes to brain histone acetylation

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1700-7 Acetate that is produced from the breakdown of alcohol contributes to histone acetylation in the brain, indicating that there is a direct link between alcohol metabolism and gene expression.

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Nature

Identification of strontium in the merger of two neutron stars

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1676-3 Reanalysis of the spectra associated with the merger of two neutron stars identifies strontium, spectroscopically establishing the origin of the heavy elements created by rapid neutron capture and proving that neutron stars comprise neutron-rich matter.

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The microbiota regulate neuronal function and fear extinction learning

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1644-y A diverse intestinal microbiota is required for mice to undergo extinction-related neuronal plasticity and normal fear extinction learning.

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Dietary salt promotes cognitive impairment through tau phosphorylation

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1688-z A high-salt diet in mice induces cognitive impairment through a signalling cascade that culminates in increased phosphorylation of tau.

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MHC-II neoantigens shape tumour immunity and response to immunotherapy

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1671-8 In a mouse tumour model, immunotherapy-induced rejection of tumour cells requires presentation of both MHC class I and MHC class II antigens, which activate CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, respectively.

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Light trapping gets a boost

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03143-w The ability of structures called optical resonators to trap light is often limited by scattering of light off fabrication defects. A physical mechanism that suppresses this scattering has been reported that could lead to improved optical devices.

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Site-specific allylic C–H bond functionalization with a copper-bound N-centred radical

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1655-8 A Cu-bound nitrogen-centred radical is used to control site-specific and enantioselective allylic C–H cyanations of molecules with synthetic and medicinal relevance, such as tri- and tetrasubstituted alkenes.

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VISTA is an acidic pH-selective ligand for PSGL-1

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1674-5 V-domain immunoglobulin suppressor of T cell activation (VISTA) selectively engages P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) and suppresses T cells at acidic pH similar to those in tumour microenvironments, thereby mediating resistance to anti-tumour immune responses.

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Histone lactylation links metabolism and gene regulation

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03122-1 Cells regulate gene expression in part through the chemical labelling of histone proteins. Discovery of a label derived from lactate molecules reveals a way in which cells link gene expression to nutrient metabolism.

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One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1693-2 The One Thousand Plant Transcriptomes Initiative provides a robust phylogenomic framework for examining green plant evolution that comprises the transcriptomes and genomes of diverse species of green plants.

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Bacterial biodiversity drives the evolution of CRISPR-based phage resistance

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1662-9 The biotic environment can fundamentally alter bacteria and phage interactions, and influence the evolution of resistance mechanisms.

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An antiaromatic-walled nanospace

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1661-x The construction of a self-assembled nanocage composed of four metal ions and six antiaromatic walls is demonstrated, and the effect of antiaromaticity on the host–guest properties is investigated.

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Driverless cars could lead to more traffic congestion

New research has predicted that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers' attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.

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World first study with drone cameras now separates living from the dead

Autonomous drone cameras have been trialled for several years to detect signs of life in disaster zones. Now, in a world first study, researchers have taken this a step further.

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Underwater grandmothers reveal big population of lethal sea snakes

A group of snorkelling grandmothers is helping scientists better understand marine ecology by photographing venomous sea snakes in waters off the city of Noumea, New Caledonia.

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The NYT Fired the Person Who Protects Its Reporters From Hackers

Admin123 On Tuesday, the New York Times fired Runa Sandvik , the newspaper's Senior Director of Information Security, and eliminated the position altogether. In a newsroom, strong cybersecurity not only protects journalists and other staffers from hacks and other threats, but also protects their sources, some of whom may be put at risk by having their identities disclosed. By eliminating the secu

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For The First Time, a Heavy Element Has Been Detected Forming in a Neutron Star Merger

Such a beautiful discovery.

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Chemicals released by bacteria may help gut control the brain, mouse study suggests

Gut microbes help mice forget their fears

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Some of the universe's heavier elements are created by neutron star collisions

Study confirms a long-held idea

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Danske astrofysikere finder det første tunge grundstof dannet ved neutronstjernesammenstød

PLUS. En ny analyse af data fra neutronstjernesammenstødet for to år siden har idenficeret nydannet strontium.

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Sewer water shows which illegal drugs countries use

A new analysis of wastewater reveals trends in illegal drug use in different countries. Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. By sampling a known source of wastewater, such as a sewage influent to a wastewater treatment plant, scientists can estimate the quantit

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Most deprived areas of England get most benzo prescriptions

The highest number of prescriptions for benzodiazepines and Z-drugs to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and sleep problems go to people who live in the most deprived areas in England, a new study shows. Doctors often prescribe this group of drugs as sedation, but usually for only for a short period of time to get a patient past an initial period of need. For a new study in Family Practice , res

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Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent

Bacteria that evolve in natural environments—rather than laboratory tests—may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows.

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Even the fetus has gut bacteria, study shows

A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism. Researchers also confirmed that the fetal microbiome is transmitted from the mother.

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Rethinking the science of plastic recycling

A multi-institutional collaboration reports a catalytic method for selectively converting discarded plastics into higher quality products. The team included Argonne National Laboratory, Ames Laboratory, Northwestern University and three other universities.

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Earthquakes can be predicted five days ahead

An international team of researchers, which includes physicists from HSE University and the RAS Space Research Institute (IKI), have discovered that, with an impending earthquake, the parameters of internal gravity waves (IGWs) can change five days before a seismic event. This data can help experts develop short-term earthquake forecast methods. The results of the study have been published in the

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Mapping international drug use by looking at wastewater

Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. The results of the international monitoring campaigns performed annually over seven years (2011-2017) by an international group of scientists, the SCORE group (Sewage analysis CORe group Europe), are now compiled in an articl

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UCF researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision

Much like some snakes use infrared to 'see' at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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Sensing sweetness on a molecular level

Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. While a lot is known about the individual proteins that signal "sweet," not much is known about how the proteins work together as a receptor to accomplish this feat. Now, in ACS Chemical Neuroscience , researchers report a molecular look at the receptor,

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Emory researchers find college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems

Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study by Emory University researchers.

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Lowest-paid workers have longest retirements

The study examined the length of time between stopping work and dying among people in England and Wales born before 1951. It found that people in 'unskilled' occupations lived the longest after retiring, while professional workers — the other end of the social scale — had the shortest retirements on average.

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NASA analysis shows heavy rain in Typhoon Bualoi

Typhoon Bualoi continues to move through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite measured rainfall rates throughout the storm.

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Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise

MIT neuroscientists have identified two brain circuits that help to tune out distracting sensory information, and showed that enhancing the activity of those circuits in mice could reverse noise hypersensitivity, a common symptom of autism.

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Phys.org

Researchers work to create infrared detectors for viper-like night vision

Much like some snakes use infrared to "see" at night, University of Central Florida researchers are working to create similar viper vision to improve the sensitivity of night-vision cameras.

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Phys.org

Pre-programmed microfluidic systems offer new control capabilities

Microfluidic systems have the power to revolutionize medicine, energy, electronics and even space exploration. But the sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling these quarter-sized devices has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies.

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Phys.org

Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent

Bacteria that evolve in natural environments—rather than laboratory tests—may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows.

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First identification of a heavy element born from neutron star collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron stars. This finding was observed by ESO's X-shooter spectrograph on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and is published today in Nature. The detection confirms that the heavier elements in the Universe can form in neutron star mergers, providing a missing piece of the pu

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The earliest well-preserved tetrapod may never have left the water

Superbly preserved fossils from Russia, excavated by an international team and reported in the journal Nature, casts new and surprising light on one of the earliest tetrapods—the group of animals that made the evolutionary transition from water to land, and ultimately became the ancestors of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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Phys.org

Scientists build a nanocage with antiaromatic walls

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Copenhagen have built a self-assembled nanocage with a very unusual nanospace: Its walls are made of antiaromatic molecules, which are generally considered too unstable to work with. By overturning assumptions about the limits of nano-chemical engineering, the study creates an entirely new nanospace fo

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Building blocks of all life gain new understanding

New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an essential pigment for life.

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Study provides framework for one billion years of green plant evolution

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

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Building blocks of all life gain new understanding

New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an essential pigment for life.

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Study provides framework for one billion years of green plant evolution

Gene sequences for more than 1100 plant species have been released by an international consortium of nearly 200 plant scientists, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

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Benzodiazepines and z-drugs are prescribed more in poorer areas

More than 14 million prescriptions for benzodiazepine and z-drugs were made in England in 2017, with more being filled in areas of socio-economic deprivation

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Science News Daily

OnePlus 7T Pro 5G Will Be Coming To The US, But Only For T-Mobile

OnePlus seems to have employed a rather strange strategy this year, where the OnePlus 7 was not released for the US market. Instead, the company chose to launch the Pro variant of the phone …

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Phys.org

Turning wood into pharmaceutical ingredients

Production of hazardous waste during drug manufacturing is a serious concern for the pharmaceutical industry. Typically, large amounts of flammable solvents are used during these processes, which usually require several steps to make structurally complex drugs. Researchers now report in the journal ACS Central Science a method to produce pharmaceutically relevant compounds in just two or three ste

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Phys.org

NASA analysis shows heavy rain in Typhoon Bualoi

Typhoon Bualoi continues to move through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite measured rainfall rates throughout the storm.

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Phys.org

Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices are often bulky or have rigid surfaces that could harm infants' delicate skin. Now researchers reporting in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry say they have developed a pacifier-based biosensor that tracks real-t

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Phys.org

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Prisoner's dilemma game reveals cooperation leads to leadership

Game theory is a field which applies mathematics to understand the science behind logical decision-making behavior and social structures. Game theory has historically studied cooperation and hierarchy, and has sought to explain why individuals cooperate, even though they might be better off not to do so.

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Migrants from coalfields take DNA as well as talent with them

Educational achievement has a genetic component. Bad news for deprived areas

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Fish pass 'hot genes' onto their grandchildren

Fish that are able to survive and adjust to warming waters may pass heat-tolerant genes not just onto their children, but their grandchildren too.

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Scientists tout ocean protection progress, give road map for more

World governments and other leadership bodies are taking vital steps to protect the ocean but more progress is urgently needed, scientists reported today at the Our Ocean Conference.

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No defects found in reproductive ability of male mice returning from short stay in space

Male mice raised in space using specially developed cages were returned safely to Earth. The sperm production/fertilizing ability of the mice were normal and the reproduction ability of the offspring were not affected by their parents' stay in outer space. The findings on the effects of the environment in space on the male reproductive system will contribute to the accumulation of basic knowledge

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Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment

This morning, Google researchers officially made computing history. Or not, depending on whom you ask. The tech giant announced it had reached a long-anticipated milestone known as "quantum supremacy" — a watershed moment in which a quantum computer executes a calculation that no ordinary computer can match. In a new paper in Nature , Google described just such a feat performed on their state-of-

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Natural language interface for data visualization debuts at prestigious IEEE conference

A team at NYU Tandon developed FlowSense, which lets those who may not be experts in machine learning create highly flexible visualizations from almost any data. "FlowSense: A Natural Language Interface for Visual Data Exploration with a Dataflow System" won the best-paper award at this year's IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST).

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RUDN scientists proved a theorem that would help calculate water movement in porous rock

Mathematicians from RUDN University have proved the unique continuation theorem for a one dimensional solution to a fractional order diffusion problem. The results of RUDN University mathematicians' work are needed for a more accurate analysis of solutions and their numerical simulation. In the general case, there are no such continuation theorems for other classes of similar equations.

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Prisoner's dilemma game reveals cooperation leads to leadership

Game theory has historically studied cooperation and hierarchy, and has sought to explain why individuals cooperate, even though they might be better off not to do so. In this week's Chaos, researchers use a specialized graph to map a social network of cooperators and their neighbors; they discovered cooperators can attract more neighbors to follow their behaviors and are more likely to become lea

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Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms stand out

Wineries in the mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing researchers who surveyed consumers.

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Turning wood into pharmaceutical ingredients

Production of hazardous waste during drug manufacturing is a serious concern for the pharmaceutical industry. Typically, large amounts of flammable solvents are used during these processes, which usually require several steps to make structurally complex drugs. Researchers now report in the journal ACS Central Science a method to produce pharmaceutically relevant compounds in just two or three ste

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Monitoring the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium

ETH researchers have recently been able to monitor the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium alloys at the nanoscale over a time scale of a few seconds to many hours. This is an important step towards accurately predicting how fast implants are resorbed by the body to enable the development of tailored materials for temporary implant applications.

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Pacifier biosensor could help monitor newborn health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices are often bulky or have rigid surfaces that could harm infants' delicate skin. Now researchers reporting in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry say they have developed a pacifier-based biosensor that tracks real-t

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Extending Wi-Fi range for smart-home devices

A group of researchers has created a protocol that significantly extends the distance a Wi-Fi enabled device can send and receive signals. The engineering innovation requires no new hardware to enhance the signal range for 'Internet of things' devices, like a door sensor or motion detector, but can extend the distance these devices can be installed from a Wi-Fi access point by more than 60 meters,

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Dinosaur-Killing Meteorite Caused Acidification That Led to Mass Extinction

The lowering of ocean pH linked to the Chicxulub impact is similar to what could happen if modern carbon dioxide emissions continue — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Special cells contribute to regenerate the heart in Zebrafish

It is already known that zebrafish can flexibly regenerate their hearts after injury. An international research group led by Prof. Nadia Mercader of the University of Bern now shows that certain heart muscle cells play a central role in this process. The insights gained could be used to initiate a similar repair process in the human heart.

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A possible gut-brain connection to 'chemo brain'

To test the possible relationship between the gut and chemo brain, Leah Pyter's lab is examining chemo's effects on mice whose guts have been manipulated before treatment. One experiment involves feeding the mice antibiotics. The other relies on the universal practice among mice of eating their own and their roommates' feces.

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Why, sometimes, we don't see what we actually saw

Georgetown University neuroscientists say they have identified how people can have a 'crash in visual processing' — a bottleneck of feedforward and feedback signals that can cause us not to be consciously aware of stimuli that our brain recognized.

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Nature

Daily briefing: Google's quantum-supremacy paper is here

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03224-w A computing milestone, a 'failed' Alzheimer's drug is back and Nature's new look.

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Phys.org

Byzantine church to mystery martyr unearthed near Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem.

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Science Magazine

'It's not acceptable.' Conduct codes aim to curb harassment at scientific field sites

Guides ban gender, racial discrimination and navigate cultural differences

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New Scientist

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Figuring out why trees are strong could help build wooden skyscrapers

Studying the nanostructure of live wood has revealed tiny cylinders that provide strength – a property we could exploit for green buildings

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Scientific American Blog Posts

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The Woman Who Founded Industrial Medicine

Pathologist Alice Hamilton was among the first to focus attention on the dangers of lead, explosives and noxious chemicals in the workplace — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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It's Factoradical!

How to write numbers in a whole new way — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Phys.org

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Scientists close to integrating silicon electronics and spintronics

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) developed the nanoheterostructure consisted of a nanocrystal magnetite film (Fe3O4) covering a silicon substrate with an additional layer of silicon oxide (SiO2/Si). Its magnetic and magnetotransport properties may help to design highly efficient hybrid semiconductor device

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Phys.org

Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave in Jamestown, facing west

It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. This was done so that the eyes would face east, toward Jerusalem and the rapture.

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Phys.org

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By age 6, kids tend to see white men as more 'brilliant' than white women

Albert Einstein. Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Edison. Steve Jobs.

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Science Magazine

AI allows paralyzed person to 'handwrite' with his mind

Technology could nearly double writing speed for "locked-in" individuals

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Futurism

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This "RoboTrump" AI Mimics the President's Writing Style

Pop quiz: Which of the following paragraphs was said by U.S. President Donald Trump? No cheating with Google. Paragraph 1: I am going to win the 2020 election by a landslide, and we are not even there yet. We have just started. And you know what? We're doing great. But we're getting there. You know, they say that if Trump doesn't run, it's over. It's over, folks. If he runs, they're never gonna b

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Science | The Guardian

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Vicki Gregory obituary

My sister-in-law, Vicki Gregory, who has died of cancer aged 51, was an international expert in influenza surveillance and research. As a stalwart of the Worldwide Influenza Centre at the Francis Crick Institute in London, Vicki was held in high regard by colleagues around the globe. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, notably during bird flu outbreaks, she collaborated with many of the

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A weapon to make a superbug to become more deadly

A recent research from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered an easily transmitted DNA piece that can make a new type of hyper-resistant and deadly superbug become hyper-virulent quickly, posing an unprecedented threat to human health.

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Phys.org

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New center to replace oil and gas with sustainable chemistry

Many of the things that surround us are chemically derived from fossil gas and oil—from washing powders to phones to pharmaceuticals. As such, chemistry contributes to CO2 emissions in the same way as, for example, flying does.

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Researchers discover the 'KARAPPO' gene and illuminate vegetative reproduction

The mechanism by which liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) asexually reproduces via the development of clonal progenies (gemmae) has been revealed by a cross-institutional research group. They discovered the gene "KARAPPO," which is essential for initiating gemma development in liverwort. These findings are expected to contribute fundamental knowledge towards technological developments to boost agri

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The Woman Who Founded Industrial Medicine

Pathologist Alice Hamilton was among the first to focus attention on the dangers of lead, explosives and noxious chemicals in the workplace — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Nature

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How the earliest mammals thrived alongside dinosaurs

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03170-7 An explosion of fossil finds reveals that ancient mammals evolved a wide variety of adaptations allowing them to exploit the skies, rivers and underground lairs.

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Phys.org

Researchers discover the 'KARAPPO' gene and illuminate vegetative reproduction

The mechanism by which liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha) asexually reproduces via the development of clonal progenies (gemmae) has been revealed by a cross-institutional research group. They discovered the gene "KARAPPO," which is essential for initiating gemma development in liverwort. These findings are expected to contribute fundamental knowledge towards technological developments to boost agri

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Phys.org

With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here

A layer of lipids covers our skin, and with its help our skin retains moisture and remains healthy. In the lipid layer, a compound called ceramide forms a "lamellar gel" with cholesterol, fatty acids, and water. Lamellar gels are mixtures that are thick, do not flow easily, and can hold large amounts of water. Natural ceramide is therefore an important factor for water retention in our skin. A typ

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Edward Snowden Searched For Evidence That Gov Is Hiding Aliens

Let's See Them Aliens Is the U.S. government embroiled in a massive conspiracy to hide aliens from us? National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden says probably not. In a conversation on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast — where else? — Snowden told Rogan that he "couldn't find anything," despite having "ridiculous access to the networks of the NSA, CIA, military, all these groups." Damn

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Discover Magazine

How Ice Cores from Antarctica Can Make or Break Mystery Eruptions

An ice core from Antarctica showing a thick layer of volcanic ash (grey). Oregon State University The Earth's ice caps, in Greenland and Antarctica, are an invaluable record of climate over the past hundreds of thousands of years. As each annual layer of snow falls, gets buried and eventually becomes glacial ice, it traps particles and gases from the time it fell. We use that record to examine how

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Phys.org

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Neurotransmitters in an instant

Dopamine, serotonin, adrenalin… The smooth functioning of the human brain depends on their correct proportions. Any disturbances mean diseases. That's why it's so important to be able to detect these disturbances as early as possible—before the appearance of any visible symptoms. This will be possible quickly, simply and cheaply thanks to the work of a team of researchers headed by Professor Mar

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ScienceDaily

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Mapping international drug use through the world's largest wastewater study

A seven-year project monitoring illicit drug use in 37 countries via wastewater samples shows that cocaine use was skyrocketing in Europe in 2017 and Australia had a serious problem with methamphetamine.

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Google Publishes Landmark Quantum Supremacy Claim

The company says that its quantum computer is the first to perform a calculation that would be practically impossible for a classical machine — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Futurity.org

'Vaccine' shields tomato plants from pathogen invaders

A new chemical "vaccine" for tomato plants switches on a defense mechanism to prevent localized infections from becoming contagious, a possible first step toward protecting harvests, researchers say. When plants come under attack from invading bacteria, viruses, or fungi, they mount a two-pronged response, producing both offensive chemicals to kill invaders and defensive chemicals to prevent infe

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forskning.se

Barnastma kan upptäckas tidigt med biomarkörer

Det finns specifika biomarkörer som kan förutsäga behovet av astmamedicinering flera år senare. Det har forskare vid Karolinska Institutet upptäckt genom att följa barn som sökt vård för akuta andningsbesvär under de första åren i livet. Idag saknas biomarkörer för astma hos de yngsta barnen, trots att astma och astmaliknande andningsbesvär är en av de vanligaste orsakerna till besök på akutmotta

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Därför är det lättare att vara matematiklärare i Japan

Svenska skolor saknar gemensam undervisningskultur inom matematik. Japanska lärarutbildningar lär ut yrkesbegrepp systematiskt. – Matamatiklärare får en verktygslåda med ett eget språk, som en målare eller en murare har i Sverige, säger Yukiko Asami Johansson, matematikforskare vid Högskolan i Gävle. Tidigare forskning visar att svenska lärarstudenter haft svårt att peka ut någon bra matematiklär

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Livescience.com

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The World's Oldest Pearl Was Just Discovered on an Island in the Persian Gulf

The pearl dates back 8,000 years to the Neolithic period — the last stage of the Stone Age

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ScienceDaily

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Looking inside the body with indirect light

Scientists report an imaging technique that gives finer details of blood vessels in live patients in real time than current diagnostic machines used in the clinic. The technique depends on capturing and analyzing non-epipolar light, which carries scattering information useful for detailing objects under the skin's surface.

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Futurity.org

Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A blood self-collection device aims to quickly estimate a person's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear accident or attack. Researchers developed the system for packaging critical components of a traditional blood-collection kit to create an integrated fingerstick blood collector for radiation countermeasures. An easy-to-use, self-administered radiation blood test that could quickly ev

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Nature

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A new look for Nature

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03167-2 The journal has been redesigned for clearer research communication in the digital age.

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Futurism

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Astronauts Are About to Take Control of a Mars Rover, From Space

Rover Rover The European Space Agency (ESA) is about to test if an astronaut on board the International Space Station is capable of taking control of Moon and Mars rovers from space. "The approach could greatly increase the scientific return on those missions, as well as offer a way to avoid potential contamination from humans landing on the surface before we can answer questions about existing o

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NYT > Science

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Justice Dept. Sues California to Stop Climate Initiative From Extending to Canada

The Justice Department has sued California over a climate change initiative that now extends into Canada, saying the state cannot make international agreements.

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Yeast study reveals how multiple genes interact to influence a surprising cellular outcome

The research lays ground for understanding how genes interact in higher order combinations as is the case with most diseases

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Women scientists author fewer invited commentaries in medical journals than men

Women scientists were 21% less likely to author invited commentaries in medical journals during a five-year period than men with similar scientific expertise, seniority, and publication metrics.

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Study examines first use of flavored tobacco products

Associations between the first use of flavored tobacco products and subsequent use of those products were examined in this observational study based on nationally representative survey data of more than 38,400 youth and adults in the United States.

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Is parental income during childhood associated with kids' later Schizophrenia risk?

Researchers analyzed data from everyone born in Denmark from 1980-2000 to look at associations between parental income until children are 15 and the risk of schizophrenia later in life for children.

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Increasing Google searches for marijuana chemical component CBD

Google searches from 2004 through April 2019 were used to measure US public interest in cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical component of marijuana.

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How much cardiovascular disease among black adults is attributable to hypertension?

Estimating the proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) cases among black adults associated with hypertension was the focus of this observational study. The analysis included data on nearly 12,500 black adults in the United States, of whom 9,633 had hypertension. Researchers calculated population-attributable risk, which represents the proportion of cases of a disease in a population attributed

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Americans' interest in CBD eclipses nearly all other health products or topics

A new study published in JAMA Network Open led by UC San Diego health scientists finds that every month as many as 6.4 million Americans turn to Google to learn about or buy Cannabidiol (CBD), eclipsing or rivalling interest in most other health products or topics.

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FEFU and FEB RAS scientists are close to Integrate Silicon Electronics and Spintronics

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) developed the nanoheterostructure consisted of a nanocrystal magnetite film (Fe3O4) covering a silicon substrate with an additional layer of silicon oxide (SiO2/Si). Its magnetic and magnetotransport properties may help to design highly efficient hybrid semiconductor device

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ScienceDaily

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Greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future.

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In Alzheimer's research, scientists reveal brain rhythm role

In the years since her lab discovered that exposing Alzheimer's disease model mice to light flickering at the frequency of a key brain rhythm could stem the disorder's pathology, a neuroscientist and her team have been working to understand what the phenomenon may mean both for fighting the disease and understanding of how the brain works.

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The Atlantic

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Impeachment Just Became Inevitable

Ambassador William Taylor's testimony to House investigators on Tuesday didn't answer every question about the Ukraine scandal, but it answered the big one: Will President Donald Trump be impeached? Impeachment is now effectively inevitable. Taylor's testimony fleshed out the biggest open questions, including whether there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine (there was), what it involved (military ai

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The Atlantic

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Letters: Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergies 'Is More Than Worth the Risk'

The U.S. Health-Care System Found a Way to Make Peanuts Cost $4,200 In September, James Hamblin wrote about the pharmaceutical company Aimmune, which had petitioned the FDA to approve a new oral-immunotherapy drug for peanut allergies. The treatment, which uses peanut flour to try to reprogram a patient's immune system, is both costly and dangerous, Hamblin argued: "Oral immunotherapy with peanut

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Futurity.org

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Does cellular sleep hold the key to aging?

New information about cellular sleep could lead to interventions in the aging process. As we age, more and more of our cells enter a coma-like state, called senescence, and can no longer divide. Accumulation of senescent cells impairs normal tissue function, which further promotes aging. By contrast, many other cells in our body exist in a sleep-like state, called quiescence. These cells can wake

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Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia whose parents also had dementia develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents did, according to new research. Family history, variations in certain genes, and medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes influence a person's chance of developing dementia. But less clear are the factors that affect when the first symptoms of forgetfulnes

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Phys.org

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Yeast study reveals how multiple genes interact to influence a surprising cellular outcome

Most diseases are complex—caused by faults in multiple genes—but studying how combinations of different genetic variants affect cellular traits is challenging. A new study from Frederick Roth's team, out today in the journal Cell Systems, uses baker's yeast as a model system to demonstrate a new approach to understand how genes can interact in unexpected ways.

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Pathogens from the sea

A marine pathogenic bacterium forms specialized cells for dissemination

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Yeast study reveals how multiple genes interact to influence a surprising cellular outcome

Most diseases are complex—caused by faults in multiple genes—but studying how combinations of different genetic variants affect cellular traits is challenging. A new study from Frederick Roth's team, out today in the journal Cell Systems, uses baker's yeast as a model system to demonstrate a new approach to understand how genes can interact in unexpected ways.

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The Atlantic

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Inside R/Relationships, the Unbearably Human Corner of Reddit

"I cheated on my ex during our relationship and she found out shortly after we broke up," a Reddit user posting from the burner account Khaleesiscorned wrote in the spring of 2016 in the subreddit r/relationships. "She's blocked me on everything, but briefly unblocks me every Monday to send me Game of Thrones spoilers before I can watch. How do I get her to stop?" The full story involves a number

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The Whistle-Blowers Are Multiplying

"Where's the Whistleblower?" President Donald Trump asked in a tweet this morning. The answer that Trump surely doesn't want to hear, however, is this: It's not just one whistle-blower anymore. The president now finds himself virtually surrounded by them, as one official after another treks to Capitol Hill to accuse Trump of putting his own political interests ahead of the nation's. The clamor is

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Big Think

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Conscious machines: How will we test artificial intelligence for feeling?

The reason we entertain thought experiments such as reincarnation and an afterlife is because we're sentient beings. These concepts are innate to our experiences as conscious human beings. The ACT test probes A.I. to examines whether it can grasp these questions — i.e., the mind existing separately from the body, or the system without the computer. If so, then there's reason to believe it's a con

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Phys.org

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Underwater grandmothers reveal big population of lethal sea snakes

A group of snorkelling grandmothers is helping scientists better understand marine ecology by photographing venomous sea snakes in waters off the city of Noumea, New Caledonia.

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Phys.org

Fish pass 'hot genes' onto their grandchildren

Fish that are able to adjust to warming waters may pass heat-tolerant genes not just onto their children, but their grandchildren too.

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Phys.org

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Scientists tout ocean protection progress, give road map for more

World governments and other leadership bodies are taking vital steps to protect the ocean but more progress is urgently needed, Oregon State University scientists reported today at the Our Ocean Conference.

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Phys.org

Protecting species on the move

The key to how coral reefs of the future will look and function—and how to protect them—could lie hidden in their ancient past.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

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Underwater grandmothers reveal big population of lethal sea snakes

A group of snorkelling grandmothers is helping scientists better understand marine ecology by photographing venomous sea snakes in waters off the city of Noumea, New Caledonia.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Fish pass 'hot genes' onto their grandchildren

Fish that are able to adjust to warming waters may pass heat-tolerant genes not just onto their children, but their grandchildren too.

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ScienceDaily

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Optoacoustic imaging shows potential for noninvasive diagnostics for thyroid disorders

A novel, noninvasive imaging technique can provide new information about thyroid disorders that will help in evaluation and diagnosis, according to an article featured in the October 2019 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Protecting species on the move

The key to how coral reefs of the future will look and function—and how to protect them—could lie hidden in their ancient past.

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forskning.se

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Årsringarna i örat avslöjar hur fisken mår

Ett internationellt forskarteam har fått nästan elva miljoner kronor för att studera vilka effekter syrebrist har på fisk och födovävar på tre olika platser i världen: i Östersjön, Lake Erie och Mexikanska golfen. Forskarnas viktigaste verktyg för att studera effekterna är otoliter, fiskarnas öronstenar som är gjorda av kalciumkarbonat. Otoliterna växer när fisken växer, och bildar ringar varje å

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Successful biological decontamination of an aquifer

Researchers at the UAB, in collaboration with the UB and the company Litoclean, have achieved the biological decontamination of an aquifer with a high concentration of organochlorine compounds bieostimulating bacteria capable of breaking down these compounds. They have applied a pioneering methodology in Spain. It is one of the most pioneering experiences in bioremediation applied at large scale i

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Strategies of a honey bee virus

Heidelberg, 23 October 2019 – The Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus is a pathogen that affects honey bees and has been linked to Colony Collapse Disorder, a key factor in decimating the bee population. Researchers have now analyzed in detail how the virus hijacks the cellular protein production machinery and misuses it for its own purposes. The research, published in The EMBO Journal, is an important

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

With this new alpha-gel, the cream of all skin creams could be here

Mixtures called alpha-gels are thick, do not flow easily, and can hold much water. Therefore, many skincare products are based on them. A group of scientists from Japan has made an alpha-gel with a compound resembling a main component of the moisture-holding layer on our skin. The characteristics of this alpha-gel indicate that it will make possible environment-friendly and effective skincare prod

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TED Talks Daily (SD video)

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How motivation can fix public systems | Abhishek Gopalka

How do you fix broken public systems? You spark people's competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses how he helped improve the health system of Rajasthan, a state in India home to more than 80 million people, using the powers of transparency and public accountability. "Motivation doesn't just appear," Gopalka says

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The Atlantic

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Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan's Astounding Hypocrisy

For eight years, House Republicans searched for a "smoking gun" that could unravel the presidency of Barack Obama. They presided over hundreds of oversight hearings , issued more than 100 subpoenas , held the attorney general in contempt of Congress, and even formed a special select committee devoted exclusively to one investigation, on Benghazi. As someone who spent five years working alongside

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BBC News – Science & Environment

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The battle to break plastic's bonds

US chemists have turned plastic into motor oil, but the scientific battle to break down the tide of plastic waste continues.

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Forskning & Framsteg – För dig som är nyfiken på allvar

Nytt Crisper-verktyg byter ut sjukdomsgener med hög precision

Den nya metoden, som är en utveckling av Crispr-tekniken, gör det möjligt att byta ut delar av dna med större precision och kontroll än tidigare. Det öppnar för nya möjligheter att bota genetiska sjukdomar.

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Science | The Guardian

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Google claims it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' – but IBM disagrees

Task that would take most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years 'completed by quantum machine in minutes' For Google, it was a historic announcement: a declaration that it had won the race to achieve "quantum supremacy" – the moment that a sophisticated quantum computer performed a task that stumped even the most powerful standard computer in the world. But for all the fanfare, which saw Google's C

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Nature

New universities pioneer different approaches to excellence in teaching and governance

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03177-0 Riding the wave of rapid growth in global higher education.

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Nature

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To make a world-class university, start with these ingredients

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03175-2 Strong interdisciplinary cultures, creative thinking and unconventional research are all in the mix.

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Nature

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Brexit uncertainty, waning Ebola and an all-female spacewalk

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03076-4 The latest science news, in brief.

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Nature

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The design decisions behind Nature's new look

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03083-5 From custom typeface to digital-friendly logo, follow the journey to the redesign. By creative director Kelly Krause.

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Nature

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Young universities show leadership

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03166-3 Thriving new institutions can share lessons in building research and publishing capacity.

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Nature

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Strongest research performances for universities aged 50 and under by region

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03178-z Global rankings look different when the measure is young institutions' output.

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Nature

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Hello quantum world! Google publishes landmark quantum supremacy claim

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03213-z The company says that its quantum computer is the first to perform a calculation that would be practically impossible for a classical machine.

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Nature

A guide to the Nature Index

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03218-8 A description of the terminology and methodology used in this supplement, and a guide to the functionality available free online at natureindex.com

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Nature

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Nine universities under 50 in the fast lane

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03176-1 These high performers are setting the pace in the race for solutions.

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Nature

Border crossing

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03174-3 A lesson in history.

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Nature

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Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is rising rapidly up the rankings

Nature, Published online: 23 October 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03179-y President Subra Suresh explains the strategy behind his university's success.

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Futurity.org

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'Genetic hacking' is a risk of online genealogy

The growth of home DNA testing has opened up an opportunity for genetic hacking, research finds. Online services such as GEDMatch, MyHeritage, and FamilyTreeDNA have become popular places for people to upload their genetic information, research their genealogy, and find lost relatives. They have also been used by law enforcement to find criminal suspects through a DNA match with relatives. Now, r

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Future(s) Studies

Renault Joins Toyota, Mercedes With Hydrogen Van

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Future(s) Studies

This electric air taxi could be carrying passengers by 2025

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Future(s) Studies

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality — The "inexpensive and paper-thin" technology works by bending light around a target to either alter its position or make it vanish altogether, leaving only the background visible

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Future(s) Studies

$300 billion. That's the money needed to stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20 years of time to fix global warming, according to United Nations climate scientists. It's the gross domestic product of Chile, or the world's military spending every 60 days.

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Future(s) Studies

Researchers develop glow-in-the-dark plants capable of autonomous luminescence by clever engineering of a fungal bioluminescent system.

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Future(s) Studies

Scientists Program CRISPR to Fight Viruses in Human Cells – A common gene editing enzyme could be used to disable RNA viruses such as flu or Ebola

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Future(s) Studies

Nanoparticle tech reverses celiac disease in promising human trials – The novel nanoparticle technology was found to significantly induce an immune tolerance to gluten in celiac subjects after just two intravenous treatments.

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Future(s) Studies

Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, UK guidance says. Previously it was recommended that only babies born at 23 weeks or later were given treatment to save their lives.

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Future(s) Studies

US Air Force gets its first anti-drone laser weapon from Raytheon – It can detect and shoot down drones in seconds.

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Future(s) Studies

Microsoft's DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one – It guides you through real environs while immersing you in virtual ones.

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Future(s) Studies

Volkswagen's $50 Billion Moonshot Bet on an Electric Hatchback, the ID.3 – The ID.3, slated to hit streets in 2020, is the first in the company's huge pipeline of e-vehicles.

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Biology News – Evolution, Cell theory, Gene theory, Microbiology, Biotechnology

Keep quiet or be eliminated: How cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, as well in adult tissue, which ensures that groups of cells are correctly arranged to allow them to function properly. Many studies have attempted to understand how disruptive cells (arranged or signaling improperly) are removed from healthy tissues; none have provided a clear explanation, until now.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Anti-arthritis drug also stops tuberculosis bacillus from multiplying in blood stem cells

Immunologist Johan Van Weyenbergh (KU Leuven) and his Belgian-Brazilian colleagues have shown that a drug used to fight arthritis also stops the process that allows the tuberculosis bacillus to infect and hijack blood stem cells.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor muscle function in adults aged 60+

New research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. While resistance exercise is known to preserve muscle function, there is growing evidence that adequate vitamin D status may also be protective.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Zebrafish discovery throws new light on human hearing disorders

A study of the genetic make-up of zebrafish has provided brand new insights into the cause of congenital hearing disorders in humans.

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EurekAlert! – Breaking News

Stressing cancer with spice

Curcumin is an anti-cancer agent found in turmeric, but at doses too high for health benefit. Scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, in collaboration with other groups in Japan and Indonesia report that a curcumin analogue, pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), like curcumin, arrests cancer cells in M phase of the cell cycle and inhibits enzymes that cause cell stress, but

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Science News Daily

Google Explains Pixel 4 90Hz Refresh Rate Oddities, Says Software Update Coming

Google has issued a statement explaining what situations warrant the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL automatically downgrading the display's native 90Hz refresh to 60Hz. The statement follows reports …

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ScienceDaily

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New organelle that helps prevent cancer discovered in our cells

Scientists have discovered a strange structure inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. The discovery could improve treatment for breast cancer and possibly other cancers.

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Scientific American Blog Posts

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One Man, Two Kinds of Creativity

Painter and mathematician Edward Belbruno inhabits both worlds with equal comfort — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Phys.org

On water sustainability, L.A. County earns C+ from UCLA environmental report card

Los Angeles County's grades are in, and UCLA's latest environmental report card gives the region an overall passing C+ mark for water sustainability.

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Phys.org

Keep quiet or be eliminated: How cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, as well in adult tissue, which ensures that groups of cells are correctly arranged to allow them to function properly. Many studies have attempted to understand how disruptive cells (arranged or signaling improperly) are removed from healthy tissues; none have provided a clear explanation, until now.

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Science Magazine

Poison used in recent attack on Russian spy may soon be banned

"Novichoks"are set to come under the chemical weapons treaty

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