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Sort hul i Mælkevejen spiser stof med hidtil uset appetit

Rådvilde videnskabsmænd, der studerer sort hul i Mælkevejen, har ikke set noget lignede i 24 år.

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Molekylesvamp suger vand ud af tør ørkenluft

Amerikanske forskere har udnyttet en egenskab ved en bestemt type af kemiske strukturer til at hive vand ud af luft. Apparatet har potentiale til at afhjælpe problemer med vandmangel.

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Scanning the lens of the eye could predict type 2 diabetes and prediabetes

New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain, (Sept. 16-20) shows that specialist analysis of the lens in the eye can predict patients with type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) (also known as prediabetes, a condition that often leads to full blown of type 2 diabetes).

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Types and rates of co-existing conditions in diabetes are different for men and women

A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. 16-20, 2019) shows that men and women experience different comorbidities (other diseases at the same time) as having diabetes or prediabetes, as well as an unexpectedly high rate of prediabetes among children aged 6-10 years.

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Latest studies suggest a possible downturn in rate of new cases of diabetes

While overall, the numbers (prevalence) of people with type 2 diabetes continue to grow at an alarming rate, new research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. 16-20, 2019) shows that recent studies suggest the rate at which new cases develop (incidence) may be falling.

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Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with genetics and lifestyle also raising risk

Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavorable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent. These are the conclusions of new research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. 16-20, 2019).

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Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans

Scientists obtained a total of 733 pathogen isolates from 171 individual wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida and found that the overall prevalence of resistance to at least one antibiotic for the 733 isolates was 88.2%. Resistance was highest to erythromycin, followed by ampicillin. It is likely that these isolates from dolphins originated from a source where antibiotics are regularly used, potent

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Stor asteroide susede ”tæt” forbi Jorden i nat – men bare rolig, det sker tit, siger forsker

Ved kollision med Jorden kunne den have skabt en energiudladning svarende til 100.000 hiroshimabomber.

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McDonald's wants to automate its drive-thrus with A.I.

McDonald's has agreed to acquire Apprente, whose speech recognition technology can supposedly understand complex orders. McDonald's has acquired two other tech companies this year: one that updates drive-thru menus, and another that uses mobile apps to boost customer engagement. The company hasn't said whether the new A.I. is likely to replace human workers. None "Hey there. Welcome to McDonald's

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Did a Jurassic Dinosaur Smoosh a Turtle?

A smashed shell may have been crumpled by an ambling dinosaur — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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General Motors auto workers call strike in US

The United Auto Workers union called a nationwide strike against General Motors Sunday, with some 46,000 members set to walk off the job beginning at midnight amid an impasse in contract talks.

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Summer of Blob: Maine sees more big, stinging jellyfish

Seaside New England is known for rocky shores, seafood shacks, chance whale sightings and, in recent months, lots of gooey, tentacled blobs.

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Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges in the world today since many common bacterial infections are developing resistance to the drugs once used to treat them, and new antibiotics aren't being developed fast enough to combat the problem.

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Summer of Blob: Maine sees more big, stinging jellyfish

Seaside New England is known for rocky shores, seafood shacks, chance whale sightings and, in recent months, lots of gooey, tentacled blobs.

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Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges in the world today since many common bacterial infections are developing resistance to the drugs once used to treat them, and new antibiotics aren't being developed fast enough to combat the problem.

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New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

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To beat the heat, sometimes you have to embrace the fire

Sparks fly when Jennifer Horn wields a hammer. (Courtesy of Jennifer Horn/) While Jennifer Horn was studying to become a farrier—the technical term for someone who trims and shoes horse’s hooves—instructors warned her that her career might be short-lived. Nearly 30 years later, she’s still going strong, thanks to her accidental acquisition of self-taught artistic blacksmithing. The cautionary wor

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Is Mathematics, Like Science, Pluralistic?

Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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New Proto-Dinosaur Found in Colorado

A lanky reptile found in the Centennial State is a close cousin of early dinosaurs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.

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Will AI Be Fashion Forward—or a Fashion Flop?

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Google says its AI detects 26 skin conditions as accurately as dermatologists

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How localisation can solve climate change

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Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans

Scientists obtained a total of 733 pathogen isolates from 171 individual wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida and found that the overall prevalence of resistance to at least one antibiotic for the 733 isolates was 88.2%. Resistance was highest to erythromycin, followed by ampicillin. It is likely that these isolates from dolphins originated from a source where antibiotics are regularly used, potent

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Fragrance sensitivity: why perfumed products can cause profound health problems

An intolerance to manufactured scents can lead to migraines, respiratory issues and long-term sick leave. So should they be banned in public spaces? If you flew abroad this summer, you probably passed through an airport’s duty-free perfume section. Perhaps you paused to spritz yourself with an expensive scent you had no intention of buying, before making the obligatory trip to WH Smith for overpr

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Dishing out more drugs won’t stop the pain. Doctors need new tools | Ann Robinson

As a GP, I know opioids have their place. But we shouldn’t be complacent about a US-style crisis happening in Britain Growing concern about the prescription of drugs that cause dependence has been backed up by a recent report from Public Health England (PHE). The agency discovered that in 2017-18, 13% of adults in England received at least one prescription for opioids such as morphine or oxycodon

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Working memory linked to road accidents

Study prompts call for routine memory testing of teenagers. Paul Biegler reports.

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Very black is the new black

Engineers get dark with carbon nanotubes.

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Fast + florid = free

Study finds speed is as important as external patterning when it comes to avoiding predators. Ian Connellan reports.

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Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal

Billy Mitchell issues a 156-page “evidence package” in an attempt to prove his feats of arcade greatness.

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Tænkeboks: Design et trug med minimalt materialeforbrug

Værsågod at dykke ned i ugens tænkeboks.

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Will AI Be Fashion Forward—or a Fashion Flop?

The narrative that often accompanies most stories about artificial intelligence these days is how machines will disrupt any number of industries, from healthcare to transportation . It makes sense. After all, technology already drives many of the innovations in these sectors of the economy. But sneakers and the red carpet? The definitively low-tech fashion industry would seem to be one of the las

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Is forensic science reliable? It depends on the questions you ask

There’s certainly more to it than just applying methods or conducting tests, says Claude Roux from the University of Technology Sydney.

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Science history: The weird world of cryptozoology

Jeff Glorfeld ponders the very idea of Nessie, Bigfoot and other cryptids.

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These nanoparticles are gems

They shift shape and become highly active catalytically.

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London researchers create a drone with flying & swimming capabilities

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Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook is about to undergo further scrutiny of its Libra cryptocurrency, and it may have to answer some difficult questions. Officials speaking to the Financial Times said that Libra …

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The Best iPad Drawing Apps for Every Kind of Artist (2019)

With these apps, your Apple Pencil might actually replace your *real* pencils.

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New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week

Automakers show off their latest in Frankfurt, and California lawmakers rewrite the rules of the road for Uber and Lyft.

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The Colonel Sanders Dating Sim Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Also: President Trump loses another national security adviser, a potential ban on e-cigarettes, and more.

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Did the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Inadvertently Help Lichens?

The leafy lichens seem to have picked up where a lot of incinerated plants left off — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed

Major CBS News poll released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate story Plus climate cartoons: an illustrated guide to the new climate poll Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its

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Why Don't Newborns Have Tears or Sweat?

A baby's ability to sweat and produce tears develop weeks after birth.

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Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch

The latest iteration of Fitbit's popular smartwatch is still useful, if flawed.

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Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.

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The Military Origins of Layering

I used to think of layering as a timeless concept. The idea of wearing many light articles of clothing rather than a few heavy ones was everywhere: my brother’s Boys’ Life magazines, advertisements from my local outdoors store, my summer camp’s suggested packing list. But, like any way of dressing, layering had to be invented. In his 2005 memoir , Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, claimed

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A Detox Drug Promises Miracles—If It Doesn't Kill You First

The heavy hallucinogen ibogaine is illegal in the US, but some addicts are flocking to Mexican clinics for it, hoping to be cured. A physician investigates.

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How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitals—they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.

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There Seems to Be a Big Issue When It Comes to Single People Being Treated For Cancer

"There are people getting sick and getting second-best treatment."

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Har danske læger mistet viljen til at lede?

Det er bydende nødvendigt med topkvalificerede læger i topledelsen, og væk skal delt ledelse af afdelingerne. Samtidig skal der gives praktisk administrativt ansvar til yngre læger allerede under deres uddannelse til speciallæge.

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The Plot Against Persona

It’s always been intuitive to think of Lana Del Rey as a “character”: some fiction combining Jessica Rabbit and Joan Didion, drawn up around 2010 by the real human Lizzy Grant. And it’s always been wrong, supposedly. “Never had a persona,” Del Rey tweeted earlier this month. “Never needed one. Never will.” That statement came amid Del Rey’s diss of an essay by the NPR music critic Ann Powers. In

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A Prison Lifer Comes Home

Haywood “Red Dog” Fennell was finishing up work for the day, headed back to his cell at Pennsylvania’s largest-capacity prison, when a friend called him over, eager to share the news that had lit up the men’s tiny TV screens and sent shouts and whistles echoing down the long, cavernous cell block. It was June 25, 2012, and the U.S. Supreme Court had just ruled that mandatory life sentences withou

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The U.S. Is About to Do Something Big on Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, the David to China’s Goliath, is calling out to the land of the free for help—and help may be on the way. The question is whether it will be substantial enough and fast enough, and have the support of the president of the United States. For months now, a small but zealous contingent of American flag-waving protesters has been a fixture of the huge demon

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Må jeg få to panodiler?

Kravene fra Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed giver et administrativt bøvl uden lige bare at give en dement plejehjemsbeboer to panodiler for hovedpine.

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Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for aggravating global warming.

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Humans have finally found a method that we can (and already started to) use to cure all diseases including death – CRISPR DNA editing. If we stopped wasting so much time on bullshit and invested our time in research, most of us alive today would know what it's like to choose when you want to die

The reality is, even though we are already on the edge of this happening, a lot of us alive today will die only hours, days, weeks before we achieve this ( 92% of all deaths caused by diseases which is about 40 million people / year) submitted by /u/x84733 [link] [comments]

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Hollywood’s Great Leap Backward on Free Expression

Among the freedoms afforded to Hong Kong citizens after Britain gave up control in 1997 were freedom of speech and of the press. The result was a vibrant publishing industry that has produced a dizzying array of books, journals, newspapers, and magazines addressing every aspect of mainland China’s history, politics, and society. Indeed, without the publishers of Hong Kong, the world would know a

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A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch? (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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The Supreme Court Is Trump’s Enforcer

The Supreme Court has been battered in the past three years—by the Merrick Garland blockade, Mitch McConnell’s electoral weaponization of the nomination system, and the Brett Kavanaugh debacle; by President Donald Trump’s pointed attacks on “so-called judges,” on the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and on what he calls, in scare quotes , the “independent judiciary.” It would be odd if that pr

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Indonesia seals off 30 companies over forest fires

Indonesia has sealed off 30 companies amid a row with Malaysia over forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, officials said Saturday.

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Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvad sker der konkret i cellerne, når UV-lys rammer huden?

En læser vil gerne vide, hvad UVA- og UVB-stråler gør ved os på celleniveau. Forsker fra Kræftens Bekæmpelse forklarer.

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Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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Grundfos-direktør: Der er mange ligheder mellem os og musikere

PLUS. Grundfos-direktører overværede en åben prøve på en fløjtekvartet af Mozart og blev både overrasket og inspireret af musikernes professionalisme og gode samarbejdsevner.

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Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?

As authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.

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A network in the brain is involved in a range of mental health issues

Depression, schizophrenia and some other mental health conditions have a variety of symptoms but they all seem to be connected by similar differences in the brain

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Microplastics may stop hermit crabs from choosing the best home

Life in plastic is not fantastic. Microplastics disrupt the ability of hermit crabs to choose the best shells.

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Oldgamle fodspor giver sjældent indblik i neandertalernes hverdag

Nye fund forvirrer dog forskerne, da fodspor fra neandertalere primært tilhører børn.

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A Solar-Powered Hyperloop Train Could Soon Be a Reality

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Därför rasar broar – tusentals broar i riskzonen världen över

Tusentals broar som byggdes under 60- och 70-talet riskerar att rasa ifall en kritisk punkt ger vika. Men vilka konstruktioner är farligast? I klippet ovan kan du se tre orsaker till att broar har rasat världen över – vilket har lett till stor förödelse och att många människor mist livet.

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What is the most advanced AI I can talk to online right now?

This post from four+ years ago had some great answers. I, like that OP, have recently been very interested in AI. 4 years is a very long time in this field [So long that Ray Kurtzweil's AI Ramona is now just a 404, rest in peace]. I know some very advanced commercial AIs exist, but for general conversation, who is most interesting to talk to these days? submitted by /u/RSmeep13 [link] [comments]

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Hamburg to build world's largest hydrogen plant in port

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Mercedes' latest high-tech concept car is a throwback to 1901

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Calcium channel blockers may reduce memory decline in Alzheimer's.

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How ESA’s Dark Energy Telescope Will Map the ‘Dark Universe’

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Simjacker exploit is independent of handset type, uses SMS attack

Trouble in smartphone security land: There is a platform-agnostic intruder—it can tally up victims regardless of the hardware or software the victims rely on. Simjacker is the name of the exploit. …

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Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

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Discord is pulling its subscription service's free games library

Discord's Nitro subscription service stepped into Steam territory last year when it gave subscribers access to a curated library of games. It only ever offered a fraction of the …

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At 100, James Lovelock Has New Ideas About Gaia and Earth's Future

Our blue-marble planet, imaged by the DSCOVR spacecraft. Life maintains a stubborn balance here–but for how long? (Credit: NOAA/EPIC) James Lovelock has a lot to celebrate. The renowned British futurist and environmentalist just enjoyed a 100th birthday party with his wife and friends. Over his long career he has seen his once-controversial Gaia hypothesis steadily gain significant acceptance amo

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High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods

Researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

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Banging, Zooming, Ringing, and Raining

Explosions on Titan, cometary visitors, a black hole merger, and water in an exoplanetary atmosphere — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Will baseball caps always remain in style?

The main concept of the baseball cap has existed since the 1860's, but the modern version that everyone knows came about in the 1940's. Almost 80 years later, and baseball caps are still widely worn by most everyone. Does anyone think that they will endure into the future, or do you think they'll eventually become outdated and no longer used? submitted by /u/Toxinz1181 [link] [comments]

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We’ve moved!

Find our event reporting and interviews, along with news stories and much more, on dana.org .

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Consuming tea associated with healthy cognitive function, a new study shows

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Is Mathematics, Like Science, Pluralistic?

Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Friday News Roundup – International

We cover flying flamingos, Bolton getting the boot and Hubble making history. (Image credit: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

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I always envisioned a future of glass and steel… But…

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Of Science, Fear, and Nuclear Radiation

The risks from ionizing radiation are vastly overstated, according to a growing number of critics who cite serious flaws in the science that has dominated exposure guidelines for decades. Other scientists argue that the current approach — known as the linear no-threshold, or LNT — is the best we've got.

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Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth

Some big questions, such as how matter makes mind and what quantum mechanics means, may not have a single, definitive answer — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Opioid Defendants Seek to Disqualify Judge Overseeing 2,300 Cases

In a surprising move, drug distributors and pharmacy chains on the eve of a landmark federal trial argued that the judge already believed that defendants should pay.

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Astronomers spot only the 2nd interstellar object ever seen

The comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) was spotted by an amateur astronomer. The object is moving so fast, it likely originated outside our solar system. The comet should be observable for another year. None A comet that may coming from outside our solar system has been discovered. If confirmed, this would be second interstellar object ever identified, with the first one being 'Oumuamua, found in 2017. Th

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Horrifying Study: Corpses Thrash Around For a Year After Death

People spinning in their graves is actually quite common, according to gruesome new scientific research. As bodies decompose, they tend to slowly-but-surely writhe around for a year or longer, according to Agence France-Presse . This disturbing factoid comes courtesy of scientists at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research — a “body farm” where human corpses are made availabl

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Facing life with dementia and discovering a positive path

I thought dementia was all about losing myself, but I have found sides to me I never knew I had It was at work where I noticed my first symptoms. I was a non-clinical team leader training matrons and sisters in the art of electronic rostering. My girls called me a workaholic. My brilliant memory, the thing I relied on most, started letting me down badly. Simple words failed me in meetings, the na

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Where to find cardboard boxes when you're moving

Aww, what a good helper—already found you a box. (Erda Estremera via Unsplash/) Moving day approaches. You've got to start packing. But odds are, you don't have enough boxes, storage containers, and assorted bags lying around to transport everything you own. Sure, you could buy a bunch , but that costs money. There are plenty of ways to get your boxes for nothin' and pack up for free . You can fi

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Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

The spacecraft Juno made it through a very hostile environment to send back images of this enormous, telegenic, enshrouded planet.

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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 14)

BIOTECH Meet the ‘Artificial Embryos’ Being Called Uncanny and Spectacular Antonio Regalado | MIT Technology Review “ …scientists believe that it might not be long before they can synthesize embryos in the lab that are almost indistinguishable from naturally created ones. Already, research on artificial mouse embryos has progressed to the point where scientists are transferring them to female sur

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Japan plans Antarctica test for technology to be used on moon.

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