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How the World Would Look in 2050 If We Solved Climate Change

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Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg

Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species.

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Why art and science suffer in silos

A major new Radio 4 series breaks down the barriers between art and science, while a revival of Joe Egg is a timely epitaph for Peter Nichols Arts people, and I very much include myself, get bewildered by science. I try to listen to Radio 4’s The Life Scientific , but am often lost, while even Melvyn Bragg not long ago admitted to me that he at times struggles with science topics on his stellar I

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'Simjacker' Attack Can Track Phones Just by Sending a Text

White house spying, North Korea sanctions, and more of the week's top security news.

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Old Sci-Fi Movies Probably Aren't as Good as You Remember

Watching 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' can be quite a shock in the 21st.

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The Atmospheric Microbiome

For single-celled organisms Earth's atmosphere represents transport, refuge, and possibly a habitat — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Readers Respond to the May 2019 Issue

Letters to the editor from the May 2019 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions.

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GRAFIK: Elektronisk 'snorkel' lader søbunden ånde

PLUS. Et nyt innovativt system, udviklet af forskere på DTU, skal give kunstigt åndedræt til naturens egen rensningsproces i Danmarks søer på en billigere måde end hidtil. Se detaljer i princippet her.

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Weekend reads: Citation manipulation gone wild; astrology meets research; a classic mistake in a study of free will

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

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Why Is It So Hard to Land on the Moon?

Despite the fact that humans landed on the moon many times during the Apollo missions half a century ago, doing so remains a tough business.

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Etgar Keret (writer) – a tunnel dug under the prison floor

None "A conversation is like a tunnel dug under the prison floor that you—patiently and painstakingly—scoop out with a spoon. It has one purpose: to get you away from where you are right now." That is from the very, very weird tale Car Concentrate from Israeli writer Etgar Keret 's wonderful new collection of short stories called FLY ALREADY . It's not a bad description of the situation most of K

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8 Best Zink Instant Cameras & Printers (Zero Ink, Inkless)

We've been testing zero-ink printers and instant cameras for months. These are our favorites.

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Our Galaxy's Black Hole Recently Flared Crazily Bright, And We Still Don't Know Why

"We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole."

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Will robots free people from slavery?

Robotic automation may one day make slavery economically inefficient, but automation does not spring forth fully formed. An interim period of piecemeal coverage may leave many at-risk, low-skilled workers in danger of exploitation. Nor can automation sate the political and social motives for slavery found in some societies. None An estimated 40.3 million people suffer today in slavery . Living a

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Charli XCX Is Probably Not the Future of Pop, and That’s Okay

One of the great things about living in the future is that you can watch the now as it was supposed to be catch up to the now as it is. Charli XCX has been tagged as a pop star of tomorrow since 2012 , when early singles by the Brit born Charlotte Emma Aitchison made music bloggers—still a force back then—swoon. The press has continued to portray her as a next-big-thing as she’s moved from black-

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14 Great Tech Deals on Phones, Tablets, TVs, and Dongles

Have an iPhone 11 hangover? These tech discounts may perk you up.

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What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs?

How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs.

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6 Reasons to Ditch Google's Chrome Browser for Vivaldi on Android

An innovative browser has launched on Android for the first time. Here's why you might want to give it a shot.

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You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

Games built with the open source tool Bitsy are often more like stories. Our writer created one in two hours.

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Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile, one of the most important ingredients in Mexican cuisine, from climate change and other threats.

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America’s Wildly Successful Socialist Experiment

Memphis, Tennessee, is known for lots of things: Elvis Presley and B. B. King, the blues and barbecue. All these things, and more. But not Grizzly bears. I did not think much of this while on holiday from London when my wife and I escaped the city’s steaming, unbearable heat to look through the Memphis Grizzlies’ (gloriously air-conditioned) fan store. The Grizzlies are the city’s professional ba

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Without a Functioning National Government, What’s Left?

Here is one more dip into the waters of ancient Rome. For those joining us late: In a “thought experiment” article in the new issue of the print magazine, I ask: What can troubled citizens of today’s America learn from the history of Rome? But the question concerned not the much-publicized lead up to “Decline and Fall.” Rather it was about the “After the Fall” era, known to the scholars at “Late

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Self-directed learning: How ‘unschoolers’ control their education

Conventional schooling was largely designed with an industrial-revolution mindset. However, this factory model of education doesn't hold up today. Our access to technology allows learning to happen beyond the conventional classroom. Unschooling serves as a reinvention of education that invites students to indulge in their natural curiosity on their individual path to knowledge.

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Nyt materiale sætter ny rekord for sort: Forskere tester farven på million-dyr diamant

Materialeforskere fra USA og Kina har udviklet verdens mest lysabsorberende materiale, og så overfladebehandlet en 13 millioner kroner dyr diamant med det sorte materiale, som er fremstillet af kulstofnanorør

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This clean energy invention runs on nothing but cold, night air

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Legal respite only temporary as Amazon indigenous battle miners

The Amazon's Amahuaca people braved marauding rubber tappers a century ago, and now face a new threat to their survival as gold mines and oil wells increasingly encircle their jungle home.

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Will Your Uploaded Mind Still Be You?

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Jagten på evigt liv: Mød fire dyr, der snyder døden på forunderlig vis

I Japan lever blandt andet et dyr, der genstarter livet igen og igen.

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Protests against German car industry rev up in Frankfurt (Update)

Thousands of protesters, many on bicycles, gathered in the southern German city of Frankfurt Saturday to protest outside the city's motor show, part of a new wave of environmental activism.

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Water or Gold? Eternal question nags Ecuador tribes

The indigenous people of Ecuador's wind-whipped alpine tundra of Quimsacocha face a stark choice, according to their leader, Yaku Perez.

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Tropical Storm Humberto targets hurricane-hit Bahamas

The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

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Ugens debat: Aarhus Letbane kan gøre det svært for busserne

Driften af Aarhus Letbane har været langt dyrere end forventet og er en af årsagerne til, at kommunen i 2021 kan blive nødt til at skære 40 pct. af busdriften. Den nyhed fik flere læsere på ing.dk til at trække ‘hvad sagde jeg-kortet’ og frygte det værste for hovedstaden, hvor letbanen er på vej.

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50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved

A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning solution

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Boosting circadian rhythms can help relieve perinatal depression

The activity of circadian genes appears to be altered in women with perinatal depression. Using light to reset the body clock may improve symptoms

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Ancient Australia was home to 'strange' marsupial giants, scientists find

Researchers are building a picture of palorchestids, which had tapir-like skulls and large scimitar-like claws The “strange” anatomy of a family of giant marsupials that roamed eastern Australia and Tasmania for much of the past 25m years has been revealed in a new study. Scientists had already figured out that palorchestids had tapir-like skulls and large “scimitar-like claws”, but little was kn

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Overraskende forsøg: Kan man få sin biologiske alder skruet tilbage?

Pille-cocktails har gjort mændene 2,5 år 'yngre' i gennemsnit, men der skal tages forbehold.

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California to ban ICE detention centers, private prisons

California lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would phase out private prisons, and four ICE detention centers in the state, by 2028. California Gov. Gavin Newsom still needs to sign the bill, which he is expected to do. Private prisons house a minority of the national prisoner population, but their populations have grown by 1,600 percent from 1990 to 2005, according to the Justice Policy Ins

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Unfolding Space Allows the Blind to See with Their Hands

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Varmare klimat förvandlar skogen till utsläppsbov

Ny forskning visar att nordligt belägna skogar kan gå från att ha varit en koldioxid-fälla till att bli en utsläpps-bov. Anledningen är de ökade skogsbränderna i arktiska områden. Spela videon för hela förklaringen.

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De här hajarna lyser grönt – nu vet vi varför

En liten tidigare helt okänd molekyl får de här hajarna att glöda grönt i havsdjupen.

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Bjork makes music's first "VR Pop Album"

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Will Robots take over or will our minds take over robots?

So what if there is a way we can put our DNA into robots in the future or our brains? With the Ozone layer decreasing and the resources to survive diminishing, is there a possibility that the next generations will be robots? They don’t need air, food, or water to survive just power. Everyone thinks robots will take over but let’s not forget the minds that made the robots. They will be robots but

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New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle

Researchers will report a new laser-based sensor that effectively detects buried objects even while the detector is in motion. This new device offers a significant improvement over existing technologies, which cannot be operated on the go and lose accuracy in the presence of external sources of sound or vibration.

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How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals

Cell biologists say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell division that had been imaged in cellular extracts and plant cells but not directly observed in animal cells.

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Fight-or-flight: Do our bones play a part?

A new study in humans and animals identifies the bone hormone osteocalcin as a crucial driver for the fight-or-flight survival response.

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New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution

Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells — opening up the potential to target proteins of this family to combat cancer's diversity and evolution.

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Predicting risk of heart failure for diabetes patients with help from machine learning

A new study unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with diabetes.

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New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution

Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells — opening up the potential to target proteins of this family to combat cancer's diversity and evolution.

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: Eat Meat, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants

We’re trying something new with The Atlantic ’s signature politics newsletter. Comments or questions? Send us an email anytime. Were you forwarded this email? Sign yourself up here. We appreciate your continued support for our journalism. Today in Politics Cory Booker eats a tamale while visiting a home in Las Vegas in April of 2019. (John Locher / AP) The Beef Over Meat “You are a vegan, and tha

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Beautiful night-sky maps for any aspiring astronomer

Travel to the stars without ever leaving the ground. (Martin Sattler via Unsplash/) The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel gets a lot of buzz, but we often forget about the Earth’s “ceiling”: the stars. Being able to navigate the night sky, however, is all about understanding the transient nature of celestial bodies. They move. We move. So, how can we capture this complex relationship in a map? A sky

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Disney CEO Cuts Ties With Apple Because They're Not Called the 'Streaming Wars' for Nothing

Disney CEO Bob Iger has bowed out of Apple’s board of directors ahead of what’s sure to be a heated competition come November when both companies release their dueling standalone streaming services. …

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The Atlantic Daily: How Dogs Make You Fall in Love With Them

It’s Friday, August 16. In today’s issue: Doggos on doggos. Plus: What to read and watch this weekend. 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. The science of man’s best friend (Getty) When you look in your dog’s eyes, it all might seem so simple: You love him, he loves you, the end. But res

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Fatal car crashes are way more likely with teens behind the wheel—but is inexperience really to blame?

A certain kind of memory—one that's crucial for safe driving—develops slower in some adults than others. (William Krause via Unsplash/) Car crashes are the number one killer of Americans aged 16-19. While that fact is often chalked up to risk-taking behavior on the part of inexperienced young drivers, a new study suggests that brain development has a lot to do with it. “What we know from the fiel

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Algorithms aren't all created equal

Machine-learned and human-created algorithms are not one and the same. (Shutterstock/) All around us, algorithms are invisibly at work. They're recommending music and surfacing news, finding cancerous tumors , and making self-driving cars a reality . But do people trust them? Not really, according to a Pew Research Center survey taken last year. When asked whether computer programs will always re

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9 Ways to Instantly Cut Your Environmental Impact

Buying clothes and other items second hand is a great way to cut your environmental impact. (Credit: Cabeca de Marmore/Shutterstock) Helping the environment might seem like an impossible task, especially when there are a couple billion other people out there, still doing their thing. But even just cutting your current environmental impact a little is better than doing nothing at all. So, here are

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Hubble Sheds New Light on Lives of Star Clusters

A new look at the Large Magellanic Cloud is helping astronomers better understand how groups of stars evolve. (Credit: ESA/NASA) NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken new observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small, neighboring galaxy to our Milky Way and found new insights into the star clusters that live there. Star clusters are quite common in the universe. If a galaxy is a cosmic met

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Predicting risk of heart failure for diabetes patients with help from machine learning

A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Center unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with diabetes. The team's findings are presented at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia and simultaneously published in Dia

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There's a New Blackest Material Ever, and It's Eating a Diamond As We Speak

It's so black, it turns diamonds into "black holes."

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Last week in tech: Apple's iPhone 11, Land Rover's new Defender, and Nintendo's weird controller

The iPhone 11 Pro has three cameras. (Apple/) Nothing dominates a week of tech news quite like an iPhone launch event. This week, Apple unleashed a bevy of new products, including the iPhone 11 (which comes in standard and Pro versions), as well as the Apple Watch 5, a new $329 iPad, and details about its upcoming services like Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. You can catch up on all the specifics in

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French Gov Official Warns Facebook: Libra Is Not Welcome Here

Hard Pass The French Minister of the Economy and Finance just warned that Libra, Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency, won’t be permitted in France if it’s launched as planned next year. The minister, Bruno Le Maire, railed against Libra at a crypto conference on Thursday, according to Vice News . He told the crowd that he would do what he could to not only stop Libra from being developed on F

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Watch a Tesla Model X Blast Through Deep Flood Waters

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop On Thursday, local news reporter Colton Molesky took to the streets of Mitchell, South Dakota, to report on the city’s dangerous flooding for the station KSFY . While Molesky was filming his segment , a white Tesla Model X appeared down the street — and then plowed its way through the headlight-covering water, exiting the flooded street seemingly no worse for wear. What NOT

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No Laughing Matter: A Woman's Guffaw Results in a Dislocated Jaw

A doctor rushed to her aid and managed to reset her jaw.

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Tiny bubbles could deliver cancer-killing drugs

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This prosthetic arm combines manual control with machine learning

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On a quest to create the most life-like AI voices.

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First peanut allergy treatment gains backing from FDA advisory panel

Agency will now decide whether to allow sale of treatment

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Cinema subscription service MoviePass to shut down

The owner of cinema subscription MoviePass said Friday it was shutting down the service which allowed users to see as many films as they want for a flat monthly fee.

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Microsoft Patent Unlocks Foldable Surface Device With Liquid-Filled Hinges

Microsoft files for a lot of patents, and some of the tech that is seen in the patent apps never ends up getting used in production products. A new patent has turned up, and this one is quite …

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Milky Way’s Giant Black Hole Lets out Two Giant, Radioactive Burps

Table Manners The supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy might be feeling a bit queasy — scientists say it “burped” out two gigantic bubbles of radioactive gases. Scientists first caught a fleeting glimpse of the bubbles — tens of lightyears wide — in the 1980s, according to Business Insider . But thanks to the recently-constructed MeerKAT telescope in South Africa, astronomers could

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Microsoft Files Another Patent for a Dual-Screen Device

Conception of what Microsoft's never-launched "Andromeda" device might have looked like, by Thurrott.com Dual-screen devices have never made much sense to me, as far as computing is concerned, but it’s clear that more than one company is preparing to bring these kinds of products to market. The latest news from Microsoft suggests that we’re going to see more of these products in the future — the

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Weatherwatch: the Prussian polymath who founded modern meteorology

Alexander von Humboldt “was one of the last people to hold essentially all scientific knowledge in one head” Happy Birthday, Alexander von Humboldt . Tomorrow marks 250 years since the birth of the Prussian polymath, whose travels and observations laid the foundation for modern meteorological measuring. Related: Alexander von Humboldt on the loss of his meteorological instruments Continue reading

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Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, UK Parliament Says

Also: PewDiePie canceled his donation to the Anti-Defamation League, and 'Control' might get a major crossover.

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Death toll from Spain floods rises to five

Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

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Science Advisor William Happer to Leave National Security Council

An outspoken critic of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, Happer is returning to academia after a year in his White House role.

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New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle

Detecting landmines can be a challenging and slow process. Detecting them from a moving vehicle would make the process more speedy, but at the expense of accuracy.

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Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are actually made not by the cat, but by a community of bacteria living in the anal sacs. The work is published Sept. 13 in PLOS ONE.

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Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg

Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species, according to a study released September 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hazel Richards of Monash University, Australia and colleagues.

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Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are actually made not by the cat, but by a community of bacteria living in the anal sacs. The work is published Sept. 13 in PLOS ONE.

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Scientists sharpen gene editing tool

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient.

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How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals

Cell biologist Thomas Maresca and senior research fellow Vikash Verma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell division that had been imaged in cellular extracts and plant cells but not directly observed in animal cells. Details appear this mont

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New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioids.

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Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet

The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was obtained on the night of 9-10 September using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North Telescope on Hawaii's Maunakea.

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Scientists sharpen gene editing tool

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient.

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NASA-NOAA satellite's night-time look at Tropical Storm Kiko

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the early hours of Sept. 12 and grabbed a nighttime look at Tropical Storm Kiko.

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GPM analyzes rainfall in Bahamas from potential Tropical Cyclone 9

As the Bahamas continue to recover from Category 5 hurricane Dorian, a new developing tropical cyclone is bringing additional rainfall to an already soaked area.

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Undergraduate engineers advance shock wave mitigation research

A team of undergraduate engineers at UC San Diego has discovered a method that could make materials more resilient against massive shocks such as earthquakes or explosions. The students, conducting research in the structural engineering lab of Professor Veronica Eliasson, used a shock tube to generate powerful explosions within the tube—at Mach 1.2 to be exact, meaning faster than the speed of sou

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How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals

Cell biologist Thomas Maresca and senior research fellow Vikash Verma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell division that had been imaged in cellular extracts and plant cells but not directly observed in animal cells. Details appear this mont

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Instagram Keeps Accidentally Flagging Fish Photos as Offensive

False Flag British fishmonger Rex Goldsmith likes to post photos of his available seafood on Instagram. “I can put a video or photo up of a particular fish,” he told BBC News , “and I’ll often get direct messages or phone calls saying ‘save one for me’ — it’s a good connector.” But twice in two weeks, he found his photos mistakenly censored by Instagram as featuring “offensive content” — a bizarr

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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents

Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. On Sept. 13, 2019, data from OMPS revealed aerosols and smoke from fires over both South America and North America.

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In 'Something Deeply Hidden,' Sean Carroll Argues There Are Infinite Copies Of You

The physicist dives into fraught territory, taking up the age-old debate over quantum mechanics — aiming to convince readers that the Many Worlds interpretation is the one that describes reality. (Image credit: NPR)

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Negative posts on Facebook business pages outweigh positive posts 2 to 1

There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. With those pages come scores of positive and negative posts generated by Facebook users. What researchers have seen is companies have very little control over what customers post, and negative posts can severely damage brands.

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New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle

At The Optical Society's (OSA) Laser Congress, held 29 September – Oct. 3, 2019 in Vienna, Austria, researchers from the University of Mississippi, USA, will report a new laser-based sensor that effectively detects buried objects even while the detector is in motion. This new device offers a significant improvement over existing technologies, which cannot be operated on the go and lose accuracy in

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Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg

Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species, according to a study released Sept. 18, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hazel Richards of Monash University, Australia and colleagues.

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Apple’s iPhone 11 Could Have Reverse Wireless Charging, But Disabled In Software

One of the features that we’re seeing more handset makers introduce to their phones is reverse wireless charging, where the phones themselves offer wireless charging capabilities which …

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Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team

Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient.

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The Fight Over Fuel Economy Rules Gets Messy

The Justice Department is investigating automakers who struck a deal with California. Some in Congress want to investigate the investigators.

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How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals

Cell biologist Thomas Maresca and senior research fellow Vikash Verma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell division that had been imaged in cellular extracts and plant cells but not directly observed in animal cells.

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Her Only Crime Was Helping Her Kids

A few months ago, Kelley Williams-Bolar started getting phone calls in the middle of the night, telling her she was on the news again. People were tagging her on Facebook and mentioning her on Twitter. “Honestly, I didn’t put the two together! I didn’t think other people would put the two together!” she told me this week. The “two together” are Williams-Bolar and Felicity Huffman. Both are commit

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Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team

Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient.

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How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

A preclinical study shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. This interplay may either maintain or disrupt the balancing act of the immune system between attacking infections and benign surveillance of the body's own cells. Thus, the research may help guide future disease treatment for a

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Analogue’s DAC lets gamers play their throwback consoles on CRT TVs

When you hear the term "DAC," you probably think of the gadgets that audiophiles use to convert digital audio data to headphone-compatible signals. Analogue's DAC, though, …

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US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive …

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Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business operations.

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GPM analyzes rainfall in Bahamas from potential Tropical Cyclone 9

As the Bahamas continue to recover from Category 5 hurricane Dorian, a new developing tropical cyclone is bringing additional rainfall to an already soaked area.

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Team discovers polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven

Scientists provide solid calculation to demonstrate the structural transformation in colloidal crystallization can be entirely thermodynamic, in contrast to the kinetic argument, from both theoretical and computational perspectives.

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MIT Community Horrified by Famed Researcher’s Epstein Outburst

Since the July arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking, a number of huge names in the world of tech — from Bill Gates to Elon Musk — have attempted to defend or deny any inkling of a relationship with the financier . But one prominent computer scientist is seemingly going out of his way to insert himself into the scandal: MIT Visiting Scientist Richard Stallman . MIT accepted mill

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Elizabeth Warren: Boost Social Security by taxing the richest 2%

Warren published a Medium post on Thursday outlining a plan to increase Social Security benefits by $200 per month, if she's elected president. Social Security contributions are capped for Americans who make $132,900 or more per year. Warren wants to scrap that and impose new contribution requirements. Left unchanged, Social Security will run out of its $2.9 trillion reserve fund by 2035, accordi

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How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. This interplay may either maintain or disrupt the balancing act of the immune system between attacking infections and benign surveillance of the body's own cells. Thus, the research may help guid

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Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge

The Trump administration released a final environmental report on the plan for oil and gas development in a pristine part of Alaska.

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