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Evolution of Star Wars type Force Sensitive Elites

Adherents of Hindu Yoga and Chinese Kungfu believe that Star Wars type super human force can be cultivated. As technologies progress, it becomes more likely to assassinate political or national enemies using technologies, starting with drones. As such, elites of society may turn to Yoga and Kungfu for self defense, cultivating a new breed of force sensitive beings. Star Wars is a more believable

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A new approach to 3D printing human organs

Adding blood vessels overcomes important limitations. Paul Biegler reports.

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Salty tales: new mystery for the Dead Sea Scrolls

Chemical analysis reveals surprising details for the longest and whitest of the 2000-year-old texts. Barry Keily reports.

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Hula-va way to lower blood pressure

Traditional dancing produces results for native Hawaiians.

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Lab-Grown Minibrains Show Activity Similar to Babies’ Brains

Neurons are a collective bunch. Although each neuron receives, processes, and passes on information individually, the electrical spikes only make sense when melded together in waves of oscillating activity. Like an orchestra, the notes played from each neuron matter. But only when they synchronize in specific ways do single notes transform into the music of thought, memories, and actions. By stud

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Super corals can handle acid, heat and suffocation

Emma F Camp and David Suggett from Australia’s University of Technology Sydney explain how and why.

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Science history: Lilian Suzette Gibbs, traveller and collector of plants

Jeff Glorfeld looks back on the life of a unique and influential botanist.

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New view of a nematode

Scientists have created a molecular atlas of the well-known C. elegans .

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Whale Songs Are Getting Deeper

I s any environment more secluded from our imagination than the seas surrounding Antarctica? Icebergs grind above a seabed dotted with salps, sea squirts, sponges, and other barely animate organisms. The sun scarcely rises for half the year. Under the elemental conditions at these latitudes, Antarctic blue whales exist in a world defined by bioacoustics. Blue whales, Earth’s largest animals , cal

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Elektrisk snorkel kan rense søer

Langt de fleste danske søer har fosforlagre, der giver flere alger, mindre ilt og dyreliv – og mere methan og grumset vand. Men nu vil et innovativt projekt give kunstigt åndedræt til naturens egen rensningsproces – på en billigere facon end hidtil.

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The Boston Straight Pride Parade Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Also, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a very bad week and Walmart took a stand to curb gun violence.

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Imagine the Views From This Italian-Designed Swiss Train

Italian design firm Pininfarina has designed the new rail cars with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows for a line in the Swiss Alps.

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Why the Blanco Fault Zone Earthquake Is Fun, Not Fearsome

A recent M6.3 earthquake off the Oregon coast triggered Cascadia concerns. Here's why seismologists don't share those particular fears. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface

The chief of the Indian space agency told reporters that the spacecraft’s condition was unclear, but that he expected it had experienced a “hard landing.”

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Indien har fundet sin månelander – håber stadig på forbindelse

Månelandingsfartøjet Vikram er spottet på Månens overflade. Spørgsmålet er nu, om landeren er intakt og i stand til at kommunikere.

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Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?

A philosopher of science worries that the analogy between black holes and thermodynamics has been stretched too far.

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8 Best Electric Bikes for Every Kind of Ride (2019)

We've tested ebikes for commuting, mountain biking, gravel, and even a few that can fold up. These are our favorites.

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Indisk månefartøj er fundet på Månen

Det indiske månefartøj Vikram er fundet på Månen, oplyser den indiske rumfartsorganisation.

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Northwestern University Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Closes Abruptly

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Why industry is going green on the quiet

‘Secret sustainability’ is on the rise, with companies loath to talk about their ecological credentials. Why? There’s a factory in Asia that uses only a single litre of water to make a pair of jeans. That’s 346 litres less than Levi-Strauss estimated it took to make a pair of its jeans in 2015. Wouldn’t you love to buy your jeans from this amazingly innovative factory? Me too, but I don’t even kn

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How A Prenatal 'Bootcamp' For New Dads Helps The Whole Family

Prenatal classes often focus on Mom-to-be — on her shifting role and emotional needs, along with new skills. But if Dad gets sidelined early into a supporting role, research shows, everybody loses. (Image credit: Jason LeCras for NPR)

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvad er det for nogle meterbrede iskrystaller, de har i Norge?

En læser har opdaget nogle 54 meter brede iskrystaller på søer i Norge. Hvad dælen er der sket her? Det har DMI et bud på.

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Concerning Consent, Chappelle, and Canceling Cancel Culture

Dave Chappelle hates cancel culture. Some people have canceled him. Should we just cancel cancel culture already?

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The Morning After: Google's Pixel 4 might handle your on-hold calls for you

Welcome back! If you have an Xbox, you might have had some issues playing over the weekend, but Microsoft's console is back online. We're also wrapping up our reportage from …

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A walk through the streets of Dublin in 2030

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We need a moratorium on use of facial recognition technology

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AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks

When machines start picking off all the easy work for themselves, many white-collar jobs are going to get a lot harder. About five years ago, I was the vice president of data for Kickstarter. People would come to the crowdfunding platform with wild ideas—before I got hired there, I used Kickstarter to raise funds for a translation of Moby-Dick into emoji—and company staff got to decide which proj

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The Electoral College Was Terrible From the Start

Before we get to the Electoral College, can we talk about Alexander Hamilton? As a political figure, Hamilton was volatile, mercurial, choleric, vindictive, conniving, disloyal, and incontinent; those personal flaws eventually led to his death in a duel with Aaron Burr. We remember him because he was also smart, creative, dashing, and decisive. And if you’d had a case in front of a New York court

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How you live affects your sperm – and perhaps your future children too

Lifestyle choices from smoking to wearing tight underpants change men's sperm, and animal studies suggest these changes affect children’s health and behaviour

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Kevin Hassett Says Trump’s Trade War Is Worth the Cost

For an official in the Trump administration, Kevin Hassett had a long tenure: A well-known GOP economist and former scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, he spent roughly two years as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, or CEA, which counsels the West Wing. Hassett is a free-trade devotee, but one who managed to stay on President Donald Trump’s good side, even as he escalate

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Phase 1 study shows novel KRAS inhibitor well tolerated by patients with adenocarcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer

A clinical trial testing the toxicity of a KRAS inhibitor demonstrated early promising antitumor activity and few adverse side effects in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer harboring KRAS G12C mutation, according to research presented today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

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Nivolumab combined with ipilimumab safe as first-line therapy for lung cancer patients

Combining the PD-1 immune check point inhibitor nivolumab with the monoclonal antibody ipilimumab showed a consistent safety profile in special populations with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented today by at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

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New KEYNOTE 021 data shows no association with tumor mutational burden

Researchers had previously reported data from the KEYNOTE 021 trial that showed antitumor activity for pembrolizumab plus platinum-based chemotherapy in untreated advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients. Today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the same research group presented new data from two n

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Wild mountain gorillas enjoy playing in water just like we do

Captive mountain gorillas love playing in water, as a 2017 viral video demonstrated, and it turns out their wild counterparts also enjoy a good splash

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Havari-efterforskere: Norwegians motorhavari over Rom ligner 10 andre

PLUS. Omkring fire kg Dreamliner-motordele ramte først vinger og skrog, før de regnede ned over Rom-forstad. Et metaltræt turbineblad synes at være årsagen.

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Earth 100 Million Years From Now

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Chrome, Safari, Edge eller Brave: Sådan vælger du browser

Privatliv er ikke det eneste, der skal afgøre, hvad du vælger, mener ekspert.

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Skelettet som visar det våldsamma livet på istiden

Skelett från istiden visar ofta spår efter mänskligt våld. Så gör även skelettet av 16-åriga flickan Naia, som hittades i en undervattensgrotta i Mexiko. Se forskarna förklara i videon ovan hur hennes skador uppstod och hur kvinnors korta livslängd kan ha påverkat männens aggressivitet.

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Här hittar dykarna 13 000 år gamla Naia i undervattensgrottan

I en outforskad grotta i Mexiko hittar dykare plötsligt ett 13 000 år gammalt skelett. Det är efter en 16-årig flicka som de ger namnet Naia. Se när dykarna gör det unika fyndet och hur forskarna tror att istidsflickan Naia såg ut i verkligheten.

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Whales songs indicate where they’ve been — where they were born

A whale's song reflects its geographical and social history. A new study identifies for the first time a major migratory crossroads where whales meet. The discovery sheds light on the mystery of how whale songs evolve across the Pacific. None To the northeast of New Zealand in the South Pacific lie six islands referred to as the Kermadec Islands . The group has a dark history with whales since sp

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Bianca Andreescu’s Remarkable U.S. Open Win

Bianca Andreescu is a 19-year old tennis player with many noteworthy qualities. She exhibits a level of swagger that belies her age. She is the rare player who can overwhelm opponents with either dazzling displays of power or deft touch. But by defeating Serena Williams, one of the most decorated practitioners of the sport ever, in today’s U.S. Open women’s singles final (6–3, 7–5), Andreescu pro

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In case you missed it

If you were one of the millions watching BBC Parliament this week, here are some stories you may have missed.

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GM's Search for In-Car Tech Lands on Google

The automaker and the tech giant say Google's Android software will underpin the infotainment systems in future GM cars.

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How Japan's appetite for watching whales is growing

Evidence suggests there may now be more of a future in enjoying whales in the wild than eating them.

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What You Need to Know About Vaping-Related Lung Illness

Coughing, fatigue and shortness of breath are warning signs for anyone who has vaped within the last 90 days.

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Science Summary for August

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One-third of young children admitted to intensive care for sepsis show PTSD symptoms years later

Doctors have found that children who have been in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for sepsis have a significantly increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with around one-third showing PTSD symptoms. In some young people, these may persist for years following discharge. There is some evidence that these children have altered immune responses during their stay in ICU and this may be a r

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Deep magnet stimulation shown to improve symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder

Researchers have found that focusing powerful non-invasive magnet stimulation on a specific brain area can improve the symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This opens the way to treat the large minority of sufferers who do not respond to conventional treatment. The work is presented at the ECNP Conference in Copenhagen.

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Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, resigns over ties to Jeffrey Epstein

New reports allege that Ito actively solicited funding from Epstein and systematically tried to cover up the connection.

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"How To" Citizen Science Videos on YouTube!

Virtually join a SCUBA diver as she takes a fish survey. Watch scientists explain the goals of their research, how YOU can get involved, and what they'll do with the data you collect. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the videos we feature below. You'll discover how you can become a citizen scientist, in minutes!Nature TV and WNET produced this video about citizen science and SciStarter, too. Find more c

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Brainwaves in Organoids?

A paper about electrical activity in cultured human brain cells got a lot of attention this week: Scientists Just Detected Brain Waves in Mini Lab-Grown Brains Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, was about cortical organoids, three dimensional blobs of brain-like tissue that are created from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS

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Joi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, resigns over ties to Jeffrey Epstein

New reports allege that Ito actively solicited funding from Epstein and systematically tried to cover up the connection.

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No added dizzy episodes for adults on more intensive blood pressure-lowering treatment

Intensive blood pressure-lowering therapy reduced episodes of low blood pressure while standing, which may cause dizziness and increased risk of falling. Findings support value and safety achieving lower blood pressure in adults as way to mitigate cardiovascular risk.

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Arm cuff blood pressure measurements may fall short for predicting heart disease risk in some people with resistant high blood pressure

A measurement of central blood pressure in people with difficult-to-treat high blood pressure could help reduce risk of heart disease better than traditional arm cuff readings for some patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

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How Misinformation Spreads–and Why We Trust It

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The Delusion of Scientific Omniscience

As time passes, the claim that science can comprehend everything looks increasingly nutty — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Native Hawaiians lowered blood pressure with hula dancing

In a study of Native Hawaiians, those who practiced hula lowered their blood pressure more than others who received standard education on diet and exercise. Programs that incorporate culturally relevant activities may help improve outcomes in other indigenous groups with high rates of high blood pressure and heart disease, the researchers said.

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How to dress to protect yourself from UV rays

A hat is a good start, but dressing in loose, dense fabrics would be better, and sunscreen must be applied on all exposed skin. That includes your dog. (Alvin Balemesa via Unsplash/) It might sound obvious and probably you’ve heard it a million times by now, but protecting yourself against the sun’s UV rays is very important. If the rising rates of melanoma , the deadliest form of skin cancer, do

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How hurricanes can affect weather after landfall

After a hurricane has made landfall and moved through a community, it can affect the weather in the following weeks and months, said LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Assistant Professor Paul Miller based on new research he conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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Wikipedia down: Online encyclopedia not working as pages fail to load for some users

Wikipedia has stopped working for some users in the UK and Europe, and a number of places in the Middle East.

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Indien mister forbindelse til rumfartøj under månelanding

Der er komplikationer under månelanding, hvilket forsinker historisk månelanding for Indien.

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Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian's damage

As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.

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Ceramics enter a new era with laser-welded joints

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Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday.

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Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday.

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Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved—using real life planetary computer

Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, a team led by the University of Bristol and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has solved the …

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #36

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Sep 1 through Sat, Sep 7, 2019 Editor's Pick Hundreds of climate sceptics to mount international campaign to stop net-zero targets being made law Exclusive: The signatories are part of a network pushing for environmental deregulation after Brexit – and some have links with Bo

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Unpiloted Russian Soyuz Capsule Returns to Earth with Humanoid on Board

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz returned to Earth Friday (Sept. 6), bring a humanoid robot home to wrap up first-of-its-kind test flight to the International Space Station.

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Tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis: Declaration from the IASLC

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer today used the platform of its largest international meeting to call attention to the importance of tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis, and urged all physicians to screen cancer patients for tobacco use and recommend tobacco cessation.

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