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Dansk plastaffald fundet i illegale bunker i Malaysia og Indonesien

Chipsposer og tandpastatuber fra Danmark er blandt det plastaffald, som TV2 har fundet i enorme bunker i naturen og hos illegale plastfabrikker i Østen.

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Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back

Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly.

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Nintedanib slows progression for broad range of scarring lung diseases

Nintedanib, a medication approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, slows the decline in lung function among patients with a broad range of scarring lung diseases. The findings suggest that many more people may benefit from nintedanib than are currently approved for treatment. They also suggest that the dozens of different forms of fibrosing interstitial lung disease may share si

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Survey of truck drivers finds many suffer from sleep-related breathing disorders

A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that potentially can cause drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. The research will be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress on Monday.

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'Smart shirt' can accurately measure breathing and could be used to monitor lung disease

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

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Science News Briefs from Around the World

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Hungary to Japan, including one about a wine grape in France that DNA testing shows has been cultivated for almost a millennium.

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Wrist-worn step trackers accurate in predicting patient health outcomes

Researchers have found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized 6-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting.

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Starwatch: Perseus rides again in a set of mythic constellations

Look high in the sky to see the Greek hero who slew the sea serpent on his winged horse Now is a good time to find the constellations based on the Greek myth of Perseus. The chart shows the core of these constellations: Perseus, Cassiopeia, Andromeda and Pegasus. They can be found high in the sky looking south this week. Continue reading…

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AI: Our New Best Friend

We're entering the fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution, says Genevieve Bell, cultural anthropologist and fellow at Intel. You can chart humanity's progress through four disruptive stages: Steam engine, electricity, computers, and now AI. AI is already all around us, but what will it look like at scale? What will life be like when "suddenly all the objects around us are capable of action with

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Hurricane Lorezno defies forecasts, strengthening into a monster and setting an all-time record

https://youtu.be/Y1HpsJaNfIY Hurricane Lorenzo, howling in the North Atlantic on the evening of Saturday September 28, 2019 and into Sunday the 29th, as seen by the GOES-16 weather satellite. (Note: The video cycles through several times. Source: CIRA/RAMMB) On Thursday, Sept. 26, the National Hurricane Center described Hurricane Lorenzo as "one of the largest and most powerful hurricanes of recor

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Science News Briefs from Around the World

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Hungary to Japan, including one about a wine grape in France that DNA testing shows has been cultivated for almost a millennium. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Minecraft Earth Early Access Goes Live In October, Here’s What To Expect

Minecraft fans have a lot to look forward to starting next month. Early access for Minecraft Earth, the Minecraft AR game, launches in October. The devs recently gave up lots of details at …

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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship, Designed To Fly To The Moon, Mars And Beyond

Calling it "the most inspiring thing" he's ever seen, SpaceX's CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the spacecraft. He hopes to fly passengers by next year. (Image credit: Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

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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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The Coming Age of Imaginative Machines: If you aren't following the rise of synthetic media, the 2020s will hit you like a digital blitzkrieg

The faces on the left were created by a GAN in 2014; on the right are ones made in 2018. Ian Goodfellow and his colleagues gave the world generative adversarial networks (GANs) five years ago, way back in 2014. They did so with fuzzy and ethereal black & white images of human faces, all generated by computers. This wasn't the start of synthetic media by far, but it did supercharge the field. Ever

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Ex–Cast Members Were the Bright Spot on SNL—And That’s a Problem

Saturday Night Live was handed a plum piece of political news for the week of its 45th premiere, as House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. What better way for the venerable sketch show to shake off the cobwebs than some genuine White House intrigue? After years of innuendo around Robert Mueller’s report (played on the show by Robert De Niro, usually looming in the b

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Sådan bliver det lettere at diagnosticere undertyper af astma

Dansk forskning peger på nemmere og mere præcis metode til at opsamle luftvejsprøver til mRNA-baseret undertypebestemmelse af astma.

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På kort sigt giver røde morfindråber ikke patienter med fibrotiske lungesygdomme flere bivirkninger

Røde morfindråber er standard til behandling af åndenød til mange patienter med fibrotiske interstitielle lungesygdomme, men ikke før nu har forskere undersøgt effekten af behandlingen og risikoen for bivirkninger.

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Efter Rasch-analyse: Fjern det ene spørgsmål fra astmaspørgeskema

Ny forskning viser, at det syvende spørgsmål i Asthma Control Questionnaire forvirrer mere, end det gavner. Det bør fjernes, siger forsker.

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Derfor tager en diagnose med IPF så lang tid at komme frem til

Ny dansk forskning viser, at diagnosen idiopatisk pulmonal fibrose stadig stilles med en betydelig forsinkelse. Der er specielt potentiale for forbedring hos patienten selv og de privatpraktiserende læger for en hurtigere diagnose.

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»Det er noget af en beskyttelse, patienter får ved kombinationsbehandling«

Et fase-2 studie viste særligt flotte data for overlevelsen blandt patienter med metastatisk melanom, og professor Inge Marie Svane håber, at kombinationsbehandling kan blive indført i Danmark.

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ESMO viser den store kompleksitet på kræftmedicin

Overlæge Camilla Qvortrup suger inspiration til sig fra studier om personlig medicin. Det vil hun bruge i dansk studie om mutationer ved coloncancer, for det er vigtigt, at Danmark er klar til personlig medicin.

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Sufficient D-vitamin niveau hos patienter med pancreascancer øger overlevelsen

Dansk studie viser sammenhæng mellem sufficient D-vitamin niveau og bedre overlevelse for en patient med pancreascancer.

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Yngre onkologer fik indspark til at præsentere forskning

Læge Laurids Ø. Poulsen viste unge onkologer rundt blandt ESMOs mange posters for at de i fremtiden kan tiltrække sig opmærksomhed, når de skal præsentere ny forskning.

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Forbedret overlevelse ved immunterapi-kombination til lungekræftpatienter

Førstelinjebehandling med en kombination af to typer immunterapi øger overlevelsen blandt patienter med ikke småcellet lungekræft, viser studie præsenteret på ESMO.

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Forbedret overlevelse med kombinationsbehandling ved fremskreden brystkræft

To studier præsenteret på ESMO peger på, at CDK4 / 6-hæmmere kan forbedre den samlede overlevelse ved fremskreden brystkræft.

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Elon Musk unveils Starship designed to take crew on round-trips to Mars

SpaceX spacecraft would carry passengers anywhere in solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly. In a live-streamed speech from SpaceX’s launch facility near the southern tip of Texas, Musk said on Saturday that the spac

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Hong Kong Is Winning the Global Public-Opinion War With Beijing

TAIPEI—Months of protests in Hong Kong have pitted residents of all ages and backgrounds against their police force, local government, and the Chinese Communist Party, and there is no question of who is less powerful. Yet in a parallel battle over international public opinion, it is Beijing and its minions that are outgunned. This weekend that mismatch was once again highlighted by the thousands

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Targeted therapy drug helps women with aggressive breast cancer live longer

A study led by UCLA researchers found that adding ribociclib, a targeted therapy drug, to standard hormone therapy has been shown to significantly improve overall survival in postmenopausal women with advanced hormone-receptor positive/HER2- breast cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease.

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Immune therapy eliminates tumour cells in early triple negative breast cancer

Immune therapy added to chemotherapy improves pathological complete response in patients with early triple negative breast cancer, according to late breaking results from the KEYNOTE-522 trial presented at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Interim results from the study, which is the first phase III trial of immunotherapy in early breast cancer, also indicated an improvement in event-fre

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Two studies show CDK4/6 inhibitors improve overall survival in advanced breast cancer

New data from two studies reported at the ESMO Congress 2019 have shown that treatment with a CDK4/6 inhibitor plus fulvestrant improves overall survival in women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor 2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer.

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Buksevand og øgenavne: Vi har arvet mobning fra aberne

Mobning er ikke menneskets opfindelse, men en uskik hos alle sociale dyr.

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Ecosystems took millions of years to recover from the last mass extinction

Good news is they stabilised after 1.8 million years. Richard A Lovett reports.

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A long time ago in 12 galaxies far, far away…

Astronomers have discovered the most distant known cluster of galaxies 13 billion light years away. Richard A Lovett reports.

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Earliest life found in ancient Aussie rocks

The Pilbara’s famous stromatolites finally give up their secret. Mark Bruer reports.

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The Former Soviet Union's Surprisingly Gorgeous Subways

Chris Herwig spent 250 hours riding the rails in seven former republics of the USSR for his new book.

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Tænkeboks: Et vandrør som termometer

Nu kan du dykke ned i ugens tænkeboks.

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He’s a dark horse, the dark-spotted giraffe

The colour of their spots could reflect social status rather than age. Tanya Loos reports.

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Science history: Going back in time

Frederick Winslow Taylor welcomes you to the rat race. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

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A promising intermediary black hole candidate

As part of the quest to find supermassive black hole origins.

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Moore’s Law Is Dying. This Brain-Inspired Analogue Chip Is a Glimpse of What’s Next

“Dark silicon” sounds like a magical artifact out of a fantasy novel. In reality, it’s one branch of a three-headed beast that foretells the end of advances in computation. Ok—that might be too dramatic. But the looming problems in silicon-based computer chips are very real. Although computational power has exploded exponentially in the past five decades, we’ve begun hitting some intractable limi

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A profile of a futurist | Anne Lise Kjaer on #teatalks

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Preparing for a post-fossil fuel future.

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The Three Laws of Robotics Have Failed the Robots

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Apple drops iOS 13.1.1 with fixes for Siri, battery drain, restoring from a backup and more

iOS 13.1.1 includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements. Highlights include addressing a battery drain issue, solving a security matter related to third-party keyboard apps, fixing an issue …

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Gargantuan Black Hole Shreds Star in Rare Cosmic 'Crime Scene'

Scientists have spotted what may be the best example yet of a star being ripped to shreds by a massive black hole. Here's what they found.

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Malware uses web apps to turn PCs into conduits for attacks

It's not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco's Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Divergent), that …

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The House's Impeachment Inquiry Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

You know what else the internet loves? Greta Thunberg.

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Quieter Landings, Stranded Tourists, and More Transport News This Week

Researchers want to train pilots to make less noise when they land planes, and the bankruptcy of Britain's Thomas Cook prompted a mass mobilization.

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Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.

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Genoplev metrobyggeriet – 2017: Boringerne afsluttes i åbent slagsmål

Metrocityringens problemer drejede sig om penge og forsinkelser, da borearbejdet nærmede sig sin afslutning i 2017.

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Best Dog Tech & Accessories: 10 Essentials for Your Pup

WIRED's favorite dog gear, including a pet camera, fitness tracker, geofencing collar, camping bed, and leash.

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SpaceX Unveils Silvery Vision to Mars: ‘It’s Basically an I.C.B.M. That Lands’

Elon Musk delivered an update on his company’s Starship prototype, which faces business challenges and neighbors not happy to live so close to its test site.

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What If Earth's Magnetic Field Disappeared?

Earth's magnetic field is weakening, but it's not the end of the world.

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Venezuela’s Struggle for Legitimacy Comes to New York

The question came at the very end of a press conference dominated by fevered talk of Ukraine, Joe Biden, and impeachment. You’d be forgiven if you missed it entirely. President Donald Trump encouraged reporters assembled for the United Nations General Assembly to ask him about the booming U.S. economy. He didn’t get his wish. Trump called on a woman who identified herself as a Venezuelan journali

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What Ta-Nehisi Coates Wants to Remember

Deep in the morass of antebellum Virginia, the enslaved protagonist of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel lurches toward freedom. The Water Dancer follows a young man named Hiram Walker, whose journey North is an urgent, perilous odyssey. In one early scene, Hiram encounters a group of white men charged with capturing runaways. “Even in this terror and despair, I didn’t think to fall down in the road

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A Man's Gut Bacteria Was Making Him 'Drunk' in Extremely Rare Medical Case

This could help us to better understand a puzzling type of liver disease.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor er flaskevand så ufatteligt dyrt?

En læser undrer sig over de høje priser på flaskevand vs. lave priser på discountcola. En kandidatstuderende fra USA har set på tingene.

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The Best Emergency Gear Is Other People

When the Big One hits, you’re going to need friends (and their skills) just as much as you'll need the right supplies.

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Space Photos of the Week: The ISS is Out of This World

Space walks are tough work for astronauts. But they also get some epic views of Earth—and the cosmic emptiness beyond.

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The Female Founders Disrupting the Vagina Economy

The products for vaginas often aren't made by people who have them. These CEOs want to change that—with help from the Uterati.

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A Big Question About Prime Numbers Gets a Partial Answer

The twin primes conjecture has bedeviled mathematicians for more than a century. Now there's a solution for one version of it.

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Wrist-worn step trackers accurate in predicting patient health outcomes

in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized 6-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting.

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Tech Companies Are Quietly Phasing Out a Major Privacy Safeguard

TikTok can tell you a lot about internet culture, but the massively popular Chinese-owned social-media app doesn’t seem to know much about Hong Kong protests. Searches for hashtags like #HongKong do surface some videos of demonstrations, but not anywhere near the volume you’d find on, say, Twitter. You might then wonder—as The Washington Post did in a September piece —whether that reflects interf

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The Strange Career of ‘National Security’

This article was updated at 6:15 p.m. on September 29, 2019. In the United States, “national security” is the preoccupation that never has to explain itself. In some quarters, refugees fleeing violence and destitution are a “national security threat.” So too are imported automobiles , as President Donald Trump’s administration declared last year. A key government committee has determined, accordi

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Genoplev metrobyggeriet – 2012: Danmarkshistoriens mest overvågede anlægsarbejde

Med intensiv overvågning af grundvand og bygninger både før, under og efter byggeriet af metrocityringen har Metroselskabet og entreprenørkonsortiet sikret sig mod synkende fundamenter og revnede huse.

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The Fight to Make Meaning Out of a Massacre

PITTSBURGH—For nearly a year now, the peaceful, friendly Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill has been plastered with signs—taped on windows, forked in yards, covering telephone poles. They feature hearts and Stars of David, often superimposed on the tricolored logo of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are reminders of the October shooting that killed 11 Jews as they prayed inside the Tree of Lif

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Burning issue: Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

A brutal Indonesian forest fire season that left Southeast Asia choking in smog has renewed scrutiny of major palm oil and paper companies, with activists accusing them of breaking promises to halt logging.

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Things to know about palm oil and Indonesia's raging forest fires

Forest fires raging across Indonesia have sent air quality levels across Southeast Asia plummeting as they belch out emissions that aggravate global warming.

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Greek fashion firms revitalize centuries-old silk tradition

At Kostas Mouhtaridis' silk factory in Soufli, the non-stop "clunk-click" of the weaving machinery is a loud but welcome sound.

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NASA: Send Your Name to Mars

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Genoplev metrobyggeriet – 2009: Sådan sikres Marmorkirken mod at styrte i grus

Metertykke sekantpæle og et grundvandsvarslingssystem skal sikre Marmorkirken mens ny metrostation opføres.

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Den magiske vinkel: Sådan slår du det perfekte smut

Det er ikke kun et spørgsmål om øvelse. Der er også videnskab bag et godt stensmut.

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Risk of heart valve infections rising in hospitals

People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. Rutgers researchers reported that new risk factors for this condition have emerged and that an increasing number of patients admitted to hospitals for other diseases are at risk of contracting this potentially lethal cardiac infection.

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Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet. Now, science is beginning to shed light on why people abuse children in the first place.

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Bioprinta din näsa

Idag pågår försök med att 3D-utskriva organ och kroppsdelar. Stamceller blandas i ett så kallat biologiskt bläck som sen används för att skriva ut näsa, öra eller till och med ett hjärta. I Göteborg experimenterar forskare med att skriva ut brosk och att utveckla organskrivare.

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Elon Musk Just Unveiled Starship, SpaceX's Human-Carrying Rocket

After years of speculation and hype, the SpaceX CEO finally explained how Starship will carry humans to the moon and eventually to Mars.

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This Laser-Shooting Camera Can See You From Around the Corner

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Startups Take Aim at Nuclear Fusion, Energy’s Biggest Challenge

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the Epicurean cure for what ails ya, with philosopher Catherine Wilson

None If the word 'epicurean' brings to mind a porcine man in a toga reclining on a velvet couch and dropping fat juicy grapes into his open mouth, one by one, you are not alone. But this caricature, probably the descendent of some ancient propaganda by rival philosophers, tells us very little in fact about Epicureanism – the worldview of the 4th century BCE Greek philosopher Epicurus and his late

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A D.C.-area service station just became the nation’s first to ditch gasoline for electric energy. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

RS Automotive will become the first service station in the nation to completely convert their equipment from offering gasoline to 100 percent electric power.

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A possibly historic snow storm in the West plus a heat wave in the East — what's going on?

The National Weather Service is warning that "a significant, very early-season winter storm will enter the Northern Rockies Saturday. A host of potentially dangerous impacts will result from this type of early winter storm." Historic snow and a heat wave? That's what a downright loopy jet stream pattern is bringing to large parts of the United States. Parts of the Northern Rockies are bracing for

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Taxi drivers face highest levels of black carbon compared to other professional drivers

Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would be experienced at a busy roadside, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The research also found that taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon, an indicator of diesel engine fumes, compared to co

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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #39

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Sep 22 through Sat, Sep 28, 2019 Editor's Pick Are we finally at a tipping point on climate action? Climate change protesters are seen crossing the Victoria Bridge in Brisbane during the Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Brisbane, Australia on Sept. 20, 2019 It’s climate actio

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UCLA Opens World's 1st Institute To Study Kindness

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with anthropology professor Daniel Fessler about UCLA's new Bedari Kindness Institute.

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Arctic sea ice plunges to second lowest extent on record

Thanks to human-caused warming, an area of ice three times the size of Texas went missing this year https://youtu.be/3aS-4JB88b4 Arctic sea ice shriveled so much during this summer's now-finished melt season that it has reached the second lowest extent on record. A sensitive indicator of human-caused warming, the low extent of the region's floating lid of ice effectively tied with 2007 and 2016 fo

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Additional heart artery stenting reduces risk of future heart attacks

Research has shown that patients who have had emergency heart attack treatment with heart artery stenting — and have significant narrowings in their other untreated arteries — can benefit from additional stenting to help prevent future heart attacks.

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Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration misjudged pilot response to 737 MAX trouble

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration misjudged how pilots would respond to multiple alerts and alarms as they encountered trouble when flying the 737 …

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Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up?

New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up?

New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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NASA Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn's Moons

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