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A Realist’s Guide to Impeachment

An impeachment of President Donald Trump is both deserved and dangerous. That it’s deserved is clear from each day’s news reports . The danger is getting lost in the rush of events. It’s unlikely that impeachment will find 67 votes in the Senate for removal. The process will almost certainly end with Trump acquitted, and acquitted in a reelection year. The political consequences of acquittal are

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Watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Live Update on Mars Rocket Progress

The founder of the private launch company will present new details about its next major rocket.

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New Pterosaur Was Fossilized with a Ridiculous Grin

A skull found in China reveals a previously unknown flying reptile — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Three more elephants killed in Sri Lanka, bringing toll to seven

Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.

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Three more elephants killed in Sri Lanka, bringing toll to seven

Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.

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Er ASCO stadig bedre end ESMO?

Tre danske medlemmer af ESMOs videskabelige komitéer vurderer det faglige niveau på det indsendte materiale som højt i år. De mener, at ESMO efterhånden kan sidestilles med ASCO.

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Flere kvinder vil have fordel af kombinationsbehandling af ovariecancer

Targeteret kombinationsbehandling øger den progressionsfri overlevelse blandt patienter med ovariecancer. Effekten er endnu større blandt patienter med en BRCA-mutation, viser studie præsenteret på ESMO.

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We’re still a long way from making a quantum leap in web code-breaking | John Naughton

Google has built a super-fast computer, but whether it can break the encryption we take for granted is moot Something intriguing happened last week. A paper about quantum computing by a Google researcher making a startling claim appeared on a Nasa website – and then disappeared shortly afterwards. Conspiracy theorists immediately suspected that something sinister involving the National Security A

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How I curbed my helicopter parenting – and let my daughter jump through fire

A family festival, where children learn courageous feats, helped me break my over-protective habits One Saturday this summer I stood in a field and held my breath as I waited for my nine-year-old daughter Sofya to jump through a ring of fire. Despite her enthusiasm, the hours of practice she’d had with expert adults and the many fire marshals on duty, I could see she was in conflict: afraid of th

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Why the Magic Mushroom Story Could be as Big as the Cannabis Boom

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Dansk studie undersøger effekt og bivirkninger ved potent kemoterapi

Bekymring for bivirkninger ved trestofs-kemoterapi til patienter med uhelbredelig kolorektalcancer satte gang i dansk studie, der har undersøgt effekten af kemoterapien i kombination med tocotrienol.

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Forsker vil øge opmærksomheden på seponering hos ældre kræftpatienter

Dansk studie tegner øjebliksbillede af lægemiddelforbruget blandt kræftpatienter. Håbet er at skabe en debat om visse lægemidlers effekt i forhold til bivirkninger hos den ældre kræftpatient med kort levetid.

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Yngre læge skal hjælpe nye ESMO-deltagere

Laurids Østergaard Poulsen er som medlem af ESMO Young Oncologists Committee en aktiv del af sporet dedikeret til yngre læger.

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PARP inhibitor plus chemotherapy improves progression-free survival for advanced ovarian cancer patients

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported study results showing that initial treatment with the PARP inhibitor veliparib in combination with chemotherapy significantly increased progression-free survival (PFS) for patients with newly diagnosed, metastatic high-grade serous ovarian cancer, according to the results of the VELIA trial.

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New treatment improves survival in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer

An international study shows that administering niraparib after chemotherapy reduces by nearly 40% the risk of relapse or death from this disease. The Primary Investigator is Dr. Antonio González Martín from Clinica Universidad de Navarra (Spain) and president of the Spanish Ovarian Cancer Research Group. The New England Journal of Medicine published this research in its last online issue. Ovarian

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Two immunotherapy drug combination offers chemotherapy-free option for advanced NSCLC

New data have shown that first-line treatment with a combination of two immunotherapy drugs improves overall survival in a subset of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to chemotherapy.

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Ovarian cancer: more women benefit from maintenance combined targeted therapy

New data presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, show the benefit of a more intensive maintenance regimen for ovarian cancer with the PARP inhibitor olaparib added to bevacizumab, in an all-comers population, with and without a BRCA mutation. According to late breaking results of the PAOLA-1/ENGOT-ov25 trial, this approach extends progression free survival in patients with advance

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Front-line osimertinib improves overall survival in EGFR-mutation positive NSCLC

First-line osimertinib significantly lengthens overall survival compared to older generation EGFR-TKIs in patients with Ex19del/L858R EGFR mutated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to late breaking results of the FLAURA trial presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Mænd med prostatakræft kan undgå strålebehandling efter operation

RADICALS-RT studiet peger på, at strålebehandling efter operation for prostatakræft kun bør anvendes ved sygdomstilbagefald

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Markant løft for patienter med metaserende melanom

Kombinationsimmunterapi med nivolumab og ipilimumab betyder, at en ud af to patienter med metastatisk melanom er i live efter fem år, viser resultater fra det såkaldte CheckMate 067-studie præsenteret på ESMO.

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God effekt af immunterapi til leverkræftpatienter

Klinisk gevinst ved førstelinjebehandling med immunterapi til patienter med avanceret hepatocellulær karcinom, viser resultaterne af CheckMate 459-studiet.

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Race Replay: Tricia vs. Detroit's Brian | Street Outlaws: Memphis

Tricia clinches the Memphis victory over Detroit's Brian Hennessy. Stream Full Episodes of Street Outlaws: Memphis https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/street-outlaws-memphis/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/Stree

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Forget Area 51

There are way more important planetary concerns to direct your attention to — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Genoplev metrobyggeriet – 2016: Cityringen har klaret sit dybeste dyk

Ingeniørerne holdt vejret, da de knap seks meter store tunnelboremaskiner, der banede vej for Metro Cityringen, skulle sniges over den eksisterende metro og under Magasins fundamenter uden at ryste de gamle bygninger. Kom med os under jorden og tilbage til 2016.

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Tuberkulose kan snart være fortid

Årets gigantiske gennembrud inden for udvikling af vacciner mod tuberkulose giver forskere store forhåbninger om snart at kunne udrydde bakteriesygdommen.

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KOL-patienter kan godt behandles med betablokkere

Dansk forskning viser, at KOL-patienter ikke har øget risiko for sygdomsforværring eller øget risiko for dødsfald ved behandling med betablokkere efter blodprop i hjertet.

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Danmark har fået et helt særligt lungeregister

Register over patienter med interstitielle og sjældne lungesygdomme bliver præsenteret på den store europæiske kongres for lungesygdomme.

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Forurening tidligt i livet reducerer barnets lungefunktion

Børn risikerer dårligere lungefunktion fra otteårsalderen, hvis de har været udsat for forurening tidligt i livet.

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Weekend reads: Jailed for publishing a paper; pushing back on vaping research; “sugar daddy science”

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 lots of news involving Nature, including the retraction of a … Continue reading

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Get ready for No Red October

"Hey, that No Red October thing sounds pretty cool! How about you join in?" (Jean Carlo Emer via Unsplash/) For the third consecutive year, here at Popular Science we're celebrating No Red October, a month in which we suggest you skip the red meat for the sake of our planet . Don't worry—you won't be alone in this. Our whole team will embark on this healthy adventure with you, and throughout the

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Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens

For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. The pathogens, a single clone of Klebsiella oxytoca, were transmitted repeatedly to newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit at a children's hospital. The transmission was stopped only when the washing machine was removed from the hospital.

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Migræne hænger sammen med øget risiko for astma

Ny dansk forskning peger på sammenhæng mellem at have migræne og risiko for at udvikle astma. Det bør neurologer måske være opmærksomme på, siger forsker.

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Vred hvalros sænker russisk båd fyldt med forskere

Dyret forsøgte at beskytte sine unger og gik derfor til angreb.

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Neil Young’s Boring, Prophetic Message to Readers

Let’s get the throat-clearing out of the way. Neil Young is a musical colossus, a modern father of the American imagination, and—at 73—still an unbelievable guitar player. Electricity pours through him, coming out of his instrument in sheared-off melodies and gerontic thrusts of noise. His great songs are life-altering. There’s no coming back, for example, from a full exposure to “Don’t Let It Br

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6 Best Game Controllers (2019): PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch

A great gamepad can help you play better, and these are the best of the best for Switch, Xbox, PS4, and PC.

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A DoorDash Breach Exposes Data of 4.9 Million Customers

A NotPetya lawsuit, bricked Mac Pros, and more of the week's top security news.

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Greta Thunberg's Digital Rise Calls Back to a Pre-Digital Era

The climate activist's ability to dominate social media is powerful—and, surprisingly, similar to what young people did in the 1960s.

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Reclaiming Sci-Fi's Lost History

Many sci-fi and fantasy authors didn't get recognized in their time. It's time they got their due.

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Liquid biopsy has prognostic role in colorectal cancer and potential for guiding therapy

Liquid biopsy is likely to play an increasing role in identifying patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are likely to relapse after surgery, and has potential for optimising treatment for individual patients, according to new research presented at the ESMO Congress 2019.

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Ultrasound can reveal gene expression in the body

Researchers are developing a technique for imaging mammalian gene expression with ultrasound by combining human bacteria and virus DNA.

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Are humans preventing flies from eavesdropping?

Soundscapes may influence the evolution of tightly co-evolved host-parasitoid relationships. Both traffic noise and natural ocean noise were found to inhibit parasitoid Ormia fly orientation to sound, which affects reproduction of the fly and survival of the cricket host.

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Safe mercury levels in Kotzebue Sound fish

A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption. The study tested 297 subsistence-caught fish. The average mercury levels for each of the eight species were at levels considered safe by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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Ditch the delicate wash cycle to help save our seas

The volume of water used during a wash cycle, rather than the spinning action of the washing machine, is the key factor in the release of plastic microfibres from clothes.

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New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test shows.

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Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens

For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. The pathogens, a single clone of Klebsiella oxytoca, were transmitted repeatedly to newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit at a children's hospital. The transmission was stopped only when the washing machine was removed from the hospital.

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Watch TVA implode shuttered north Alabama coal plant

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Abers oplæringsevne testes med EDB

En madpille med banansmag var i 1971 belønning for rigtig respons i et forsøg på Neurofysiologisk Institut på Københavns Universitet, hvor forskere undersøgte abers præstationer før og efter et operativt indgreb i hjernen. Forsøgene blev udført med minidatamaten PDP/8/I med et 8 K 12 bits ferritl…

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To Invent a Quantum Internet

The physicist and computer scientist Stephanie Wehner is planning and designing the next internet—a quantum one — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Washing Machines May Sometimes Harbor Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Report Says

A new study suggests that washing machines can sometimes harbor drug-resistant bacteria.

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How Many Humans Could the Moon Support?

How many people could fit on the moon? Answering that may require asking other questions — about lunar survival.

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Why the Flu Shot Can't Give You the Flu

Here are the facts about the flu shot and why this vaccine can't give you the flu virus.

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The UN Weathers Another Trump Scandal

Greta Thunberg spent 15 days on a boat to get to the United Nations headquarters in New York. The teenage climate activist seized headlines with an impassioned speech Monday scolding the world’s adults for their failure to address climate change. Then Donald Trump stepped into the frame. By the time the U.S. president arrived at the UN on Tuesday, the impeachment drama was gathering steam in D.C.

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Precious escargot: the mission to return tiny snails to Pacific islands

British zoologists part of global project to release 15,000 endangered creatures vital to French Polynesia They are some of the smallest animals on our planet, measuring from 1cm to 2cm in length. But the recent return of thousands of tiny tropical tree snails to French Polynesia represents one of the biggest reintroduction programmes ever attempted by conservationists. More than 15,000 partula s

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The Goose Game Is on Sale! And 13 More Great Tech Deals

From mini drones to soundbars, here are our favorite discounts around the web.

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Porsche Taycan Review: The Best Electric Car $150K Can Buy

The all-new sport sedan may be the world's most advanced car—we just wish it felt more like a Porsche of old.

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What Past Whistle-Blowers Think of the Trump-Ukraine Complaint

Two former intelligence community whistle-blowers say the life of whoever wrote the Trump-Ukraine complaint has been permanently altered.

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Will Technology make us young forever?

Hello guys, Im 26 now, and I was wondering, are we gonna have the same issues when we grow old as our parents and grandparents? How is future technology gonna help us? Could we get cheap and reliable artificial/3d printed organs if ours start to fail? What about the conservation of cognitive functions and intelligence? I've read this article https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w abou

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The Whistle-Blower Passes the ‘Fanful Test’

When I worked for the Office of Independent Counsel, which was investigating President Bill Clinton, we used something I called the “Fanful test” to assess the credibility of an allegation. Monica Lewinsky was a key witness, and her believability and credibility were critical to any assessment of the facts. There came a day when Lewinsky started telling us about her personal encounters with Clint

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Trump Has a Peculiar Definition of Sovereignty

Donald Trump shows little interest in most points of political philosophy, but he’s revealed an obsession with at least one term. “If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty,” he said in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly this week . He fixated on the same term in his previous two speeches in that forum. Last year , in announcing that the United States would no longer rec

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Inside the Far-Right Fake-News Nexus

BARCELONA—This past summer, Spanish social media ran wild with a story about how a 14-year-old girl in the Catalan city of Manresa was brutally gang-raped by six North African teens while a seventh looked on. Though the alleged assault dated back to October 2016, the story had slipped under the radar at the time and was gaining steam now that the accused were finally having their day in court. A

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Impeachment 101: Why, when, and how the people can fire the president

It's hard not to write about the laws of impeachment without invoking the current POTUS, Mr Donald J. Trump. A former reality-star with no governing experience, Trump has set foreign relations into a panic with his rage-fueled Tweeting habit. In almost every public moment since the election (and before it) — from his talk about grabbing women by the genitals to mocking a disabled reporter to sugg

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Ugens debat: Hvorfor er det så svært at fikse den kollektive trafik?

Selv landets bedst udbyggede offentlige transportsystem må se sig slået af danskernes stigende hang til at sætte sig bag ­rattet, skrev vi i sidste uge. Det fik læserne på ing.dk til tasterne, og kritikken af kollektiv transport var hård.

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Going underground in Slovenia … to prepare for outer space

In Slovenia's dramatically beautiful Karst region, six astronauts have been put through their paces for future missions—not in a flashy futuristic space centre but deep underground in the area's network of cold, dark and muddy caves.

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Giant telescope project in Hawaii delayed by protests

Anger is brewing on the Big Island of Hawaii over plans to build a giant telescope on a dormant volcano that is highly sacred to the region's native population.

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The New AI Toilets Will Scan Your Poop To Diagnose Your Ailments

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91 års undersøgelser viser, at verdens største koralrev lider som aldrig før

Klimaforandringerne er skyld i, at korallerne i Great Barrier Reef dør.

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Trump’s Attacks on California Are Shortsighted

LOS ANGELES—The president of the United States warns that California’s great cities are set to “destroy themselves” through unchecked homelessness and failed liberal policies. San Francisco is “in total violation” of unspecified pollution rules, and he will be “giving them a notice very soon.” Hollywood is “racist … really terrible.” The Golden State is guilty of “gross mismanagement” of its fore

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New treatment extends life of advanced melanoma patients

Half of people live five years or more with combination immunotherapy treatment, study finds Half of people diagnosed with advanced melanoma, which once had dismal survival rates, are now living for five years or more when they receive a combination immunotherapy treatment, a study has shown. A decade ago, only one in 20 patients were still alive after five years. Most died within six to nine mon

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Genoplev metrobyggeriet – 2015: Mød tunnelboremaskinen Eva

Kom med om bord på tunnelboremaskinen Eva, inden den i 2015 brød igennem betonvæggen ind til Hovedbanegården.

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Will genome sequencing bring precision medicine for all?

The health secretary wants to introduce genetic screening to the NHS – but many firms are already selling cheap testing kits The buzz phrase among a small army of biotech companies looking to get a foothold in the ever-expanding health market is “personalised medicine” or, as it’s also known, “precision medicine”. At the core of this concept is the understanding that we are all different, with dif

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The Interior Secretary Wants to Enlarge a Dam. An Old Lobbying Client Would Benefit.

David Bernhardt is backing a plan to raise the height of the Shasta Dam in California even though his department’s experts have warned against the change.

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Kronprinsesse Mary fik sin bro til tiden og til prisen

PLUS. To måneder før oprindeligt planlagt står højbroen over Roskilde Fjord i dag klar til indvielse – og tilmed til en pris, der holder sig et par hundrede millioner under budgettet.

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Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients with long term survival rates

A combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, has stopped or reversed the progression of advanced melanoma for five years or more in one in two patients, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

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New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test led by Dana-Farber shows.

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One in two pts with metastatic melanoma alive after 5 years with combination immunotherapy

One in two patients with metastatic melanoma is alive with combination immunotherapy, according to late breaking results of the CheckMate 067 trial presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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The U.S. Gets Its First Electric-Only Gas Station

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Firma bag kæmpe kamprobot giver op: Her er tre andre robotter, der stadig har et job

Fra tysk teater til ubådskrig. Kæmperobotter løser mange opgaver.

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McCharge: McDonalds is Now Charging EVs

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Future of Work in 2030

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Tesla and CEO Elon Musk violated federal labor law, judge rules

The judge ordered Tesla to reimburse one pro-union worker for lost wages and rescind rules aimed at union activity.

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Elon Musk warns 'advanced A.I.' will soon manipulate social media

On Thursday, Musk tweeted about the potential dangers of advanced A.I. manipulating social media. It's unclear what prompted Musk to tweet about advanced A.I., but his tweets came hours after The New York Times published an article about digital disinformation campaigns. Musk has a history of being rather pessimistic about the future of A.I. None Twitter bots in 2019 can perform some basic functi

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Intrinsically undamped plasmon modes in narrow electron bands [Physics]

Surface plasmons in 2-dimensional electron systems with narrow Bloch bands feature an interesting regime in which Landau damping (dissipation via electron–hole pair excitation) is completely quenched. This surprising behavior is made possible by strong coupling in narrow-band systems characterized by large values of the “fine structure” constant α=e2/ℏκvF. Dissipation quenching…

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A general constitutive model for dense, fine-particle suspensions validated in many geometries [Applied Physical Sciences]

Fine-particle suspensions (such as cornstarch mixed with water) exhibit dramatic changes in viscosity when sheared, producing fascinating behaviors that captivate children and rheologists alike. Examination of these mixtures in simple flow geometries suggests intergranular repulsion and its influence on the frictional nature of granular contacts is central to this effect—for…

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Checkm8 iPhone exploit becomes talk of jailbreak town

An unpatchable exploit in iOS devices could lead to a permanent jailbreak in generations of phones. Dan Goodin in Ars Technica put the number at 11 generations of iPhones, from the 4S to the …

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Kicking Climate Change: Wins for Health, the Economy and Security

Former EPA Adminstrator Gina McCarthy talks with Scientific American's Andrea Thompson about the widespread benefits of taking action against climate change. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How These Bacteria Become Electrical Cables That Could Power Our World

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China harvests organs from persecuted minorities, human rights group claims

The NGO China Tribunal accused China of killing persecuted minorities and harvesting thousands of organs from them. They recently presented their findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council. China has denied the large-scale harvesting of organs. China has been accused of murdering and harvesting the organs of ethnic and other persecuted groups in the country. Members of the NGO China Tribunal spoke

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A World-Famous Pastry Chef's Heartbreaking Regret

The impulse to strive for excellence is something that was instilled in Milton Abel II from childhood. Growing up in Kansas City, the famed jazz musician Milton Abel Sr. immersed his son in the vibrant world of live music, where he was exposed to dedicated artists like his father. When the younger Abel moved to New York and embarked on his dream of working in the culinary arts, it only followed t

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: The Not-So-Deep State

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 What a year this past week has been. If all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, then who are the protagonists of this summer of discontent? We look at the central figures in a very serious polit

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NASA's Nuclear Idea, an Unfixable Apple Flaw, and More News

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

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Turkish scientist gets 15-month sentence for publishing environmental study

Bülent Şık went to a newspaper after the government sat on a study of a cancer cluster in polluted region

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Parisians fight climate change with a surprising weapon

An initiative in Paris is trying to persuade restaurants to turn food waste into compost.

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Why Your Dog Likes Sticking Its Head Out the Car Window

What's so great about hanging your head out of a car window? (Credit: Shutterstock) If happiness were a picture, there’s a pretty good chance it would be a dog with its head sticking out of a car window. It seems few pups can resist a breeze running through their fur and their ears flapping in the wind as their owner cruises into the sunset. And based on those wind-whipped grins, dogs seem to whol

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Last week in tech: Robot gymnastics, mobile Mario Kart, and an avalanche of Amazon gadgets

Trips to Ikea typically take the crown as the best way to test the strength of a relationship. We know, however, that a day shopping for Swedish furniture has nothing on the crucible of friendship that is Mario Kart . The adorable racing game brings out the brutal competitor in everyone. This week, Nintendo dropped Mario Kart Tour onto iOS, which means mobile users can now red shell all of their

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Trump’s a Liddle’ Scary

Andrew Jackson was fitfully educated at best, and yet strove to write letters of a certain fluency, as in this missive of 1824: “I have some little leisure time on my hand, when it is a pleasure to me, to hear from, & to answer my friends. It will allways afford me pleasure I assure you, to hear from you.” Dictating or not, Jackson had a sense that in public, language was to be gowned in its Sund

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Sir David Attenborough | A message to world leaders

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That Motorola Razr foldable will squeak out a debut before year's end – CNET

Scoop: The company initially eyed a summer launch date, but now it’s aiming for later in 2019, a source tells CNET.

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India's Lost Moon Lander Is Somewhere in This Photo

It looks like just a barren moonscape of craters, but somewhere in this image is a hunk of metal and electronics that carried a country's hopes of lunar science.

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No, you can't get the flu from a flu shot

A nurse in Atlanta preparing the flu vaccine for a shot. (David Goldman/AP Photo/) Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45 percent of U.S. adults received the flu vaccine. While this is an increase of 8 perce

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Watch Russia’s Combat Drone Fly Next to a Fighter Jet

Heavy Strike Drone Russia’s secretive uncrewed combat air vehicle, the S-70 Okhotnik-B just took to the skies accompanied by a fighter jet for the first time, according to a statement by Russian news agency TASS. The footage is pretty incredible. The video, uploaded by the Russian Defense Ministry, shows the unusual aircraft take off next to a Russian S-57 advanced combat jet, in a flight that la

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Study finds safe mercury levels in Kotzebue Sound fish

A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption.

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Six must-haves for lovers of houseplants

Take care of your jungle. (Scott Webb via Unsplash/) Indoor plants can make any space feel brighter, fresher, and homier. Not only do plants quite literally clean your air, they also add some much-needed greenery to what some may describe as drab city apartments. These essentials are great for any type of plant parent, be that a horticulture newbie or the head of a large family of plant “children

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My Regrets about Controversial Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon (RIP)

Chagnon’s views of the “fierce” Yanomamo and of the roots of war were more subtle than his critics or admirers suggested. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Congratulations, You Survived Black Hole Week

Here are three cosmic events you may have missed and that fortunately missed you.

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Despite Fix, Samsung Folding Phone Still Breaks Almost Immediately

Crunch Time More bad news for Korean tech giant Samsung. After its revolutionary folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, started breaking immediately in April, the company went back to the drawing board. Flooded with negative press, Samsung admitted the phone needed “further improvements.” Now, the new and improved Fold is here — and things are still looking grim. TechCrunch reports that its review

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After Whistle-Blower, House Democrats Chart a Course for Trump's Impeachment

An eventful week on Capitol Hill is only the beginning of a very long road.

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Study finds safe mercury levels in Kotzebue Sound fish

A new analysis of Kotzebue Sound fish has found that mercury levels in a variety of its subsistence species are safe for unrestricted consumption. The University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study tested 297 subsistence-caught fish. The average mercury levels for each of the eight species were at levels considered safe by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second

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Opinion: Biomarkers of Longevity Not Ready for the Clinic

The science isn't there yet, nor are the known interventions that ought to be combined with delivering such predictions.

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THC-Containing Products May Play a Big Role in Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses, Officials Say

Health officials now say that THC-containing products may be playing an important role in a nationwide outbreak of lung illnesses tied to vaping.

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Eye masks to get a better sleep at home and on the road

Get zzzs anywhere. (Joyce Romero via Unsplash/) One in three Americans aren't getting enough sleep each night. One small hack that could help you get better shut-eye: a comfortable eye mask that shuts out ambient light. Try these sleep masks on your next cross-continental flight, or for when your partner wants to read in bed until 2 a.m. Heck, slap on one of these and sleep well into the afternoo

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Watch: Octopus changes colors while (possibly) dreaming

The clip is from an upcoming PBS TV show called " Octopus: Making Contact ." Octopuses have thousands of color-changing cells under their skin called chromatophores that can change colors almost instantly. Scientists, however, still aren't sure exactly how octopuses coordinate all of these color-changing cells to form particular patterns. None Do octopuses dream? That's the main question raised i

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The Making of 'Doom' Is Getting a TV Show

The drama of videogame development is finally being turned into prestige television. Also, Ninja was on 'The Masked Singer'.

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This Site Is Selling Decorative AirPods That Don’t Play Sound

Faux Buds Apple’s wireless earbuds haven’t just sold like hot cakes — they’ve also become a style icon. They’re such a hot commodity, Business Insider reports , that online fashion retailer ASOS has started selling silver dummy AirPods that don’t actually, you know, play music. Welcome to 2019, I guess. Ear Hole It’s a bizarre indication of just how popular Apple’s earphones have become since the

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Marker may help detect Parkinson’s disease at earliest stages

A molecular defect that seems almost universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease and those at a high risk of acquiring it could help detect the disorder before symptoms manifest, a new study with human cell cultures shows. The discovery also points to the possibility of halting the disease’s progression. “We’ve identified a molecular marker that could allow doctors to diagnose Parkinson’s a

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Climate change threatens first peoples, body and soul

When global warming swallows up the postage stamp island of Warraber, forcing its 300 residents to find a new home, "it will not just be the loss of our land, but also a piece of us that is washed away," says Kabay Tamu.

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Lipid produced by organism helps control blood sugar

Blood sugar levels in obese mice were controlled more efficiently when the mice were challenged with a glucose overload and treated with 12-HEPE, a lipid produced in response to cold by brown adipose tissue.

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