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Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers' Worries About the Night Sky

The F.C.C. approved the company's 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.

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Navy SEALs: How to build a warrior mindset

The fact that U.S. Navy SEALs endure very rigorous training before entering the field is common knowledge, but just what happens at those facilities is less often discussed. In this video, former SEALs Brent Gleeson, David Goggins, and Eric Greitens (as well as authors Jesse Itzler and Jamie Wheal) talk about how the 18-month program is designed to build elite, disciplined operatives with immense

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The right way to restructure after Covid

Difficult decisions cannot be delayed but need to be handled carefully

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Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?

Covid-19 has changed the world – are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?

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Vand i vinduer og vægge stopper sommervarmen og sparer energi

PLUS. Vand i vinduesglas og vægge kan ifølge to nye forskningsprojekter både køle og opvarme mere effektivt end aircondition og radiatorer. Dansk specialist frygter imidlertid en mere kompliceret konstruktion.

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Kampagnen mod klimaet: Sådan har store olieselskaber i årevis forsøgt at så tvivl om klimaforandringerne

I 1988 var verden forberedt på at handle mod klimaforandringerne. Men så skete der noget.

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Damaged ship leaking oil off Mauritius could split: PM

A ship that ran aground off Mauritius leaking tonnes of oil into the ocean is cracking, the prime minister said Sunday, threatening an even greater ecological and economic disaster for the island nation.

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Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung blasts tower of smoke and ash into sky

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted Monday, belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air and coating local communities in debris.

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How to boost tips and donations with the dueling preference approach

Researchers from University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University of Pennsylvania published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the effectiveness of what they call "the dueling preferences approach" on prosocial giving.

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How fish stocks will change in warming seas

New research out today highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries.

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How fish stocks will change in warming seas

New research out today highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries.

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HCQTrial.com: Astroturf and disinformation about hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 on steroids

Late last week, a "study" published on HCQTrial.com by an anonymous source claiming to be a group of PhD scientists went viral. It claimed that countries that used hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 had a 79% lower fatality rate than those who didn't. It was horrible science and quickly debunked on Twitter by several epidemiologists. That didn't stop it from going viral. Disinformation like this

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Statslige domæner sylter obligatorisk beskyttelse mod mail-svindel

DMARC kan beskytte borgerne imod phishingmails, som udgiver sig for at komme fra eksempelvis danske myndigheder. Det er dog langt fra alle statslige domæner, som følger kravene og anbefalingerne om at bruge værktøjet.

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Can you solve it? Carry on camping

Sir, your puzzle is so hard! UPDATE: Solutions now posted here Today's puzzle is a seasonal update of a cherished gem of British culture: the river-crossing puzzle, in which people travel back-and forth across a stretch of water in a very small vessel. The earliest-known river-crossing puzzles appear in a manuscript by Alcuin of York in the eighth century. Another British cultural artefact from a

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Monty Hall-problemet

Let's Make a Deal Monty Hall var på 50-talet programledare för ett TV-program som hette "Let's Make a Deal". Som en del av programmet fick en deltagare välja en av tre stängda dörrar. Bakom en dörr fanns en fin vinst och bakom de andra dörrarna fanns en get för att visa att man hade valt […] The post appeared first on Vetenskap och Folkbildning .

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Researchers find new potential treatment for prion diseases

A new study in Nucleic Acids Research suggests a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease.

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As U.S.-China Ties Deteriorate, Taiwan's Importance Grows

The highest-level American visit to Taiwan in decades shows the island's importance as ties between the United States and China deteriorate.

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Berkeley Lab science snapshots

Subtropical weather phenomenon likely to bring greater rainfall – and drought – by 2100. A Q&A with scientist Bin Wang on how Berkeley Lab is helping cities prepare for a major shift in our transportation and grid sectors. Berkeley Lab founder, cyclotron inventor, and Nobel laureate Ernest Lawrence, honored with a memorial highway in his home state.

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New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists have identified new points where they may be able to calm the frenzy and instead enable recovery.

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KIST finds clue to improve artificial vision for patients with retinitis pigmentosa

A Korean research team has reported important findings that could potentially improve the performance of retinal prostheses creating artificial vision for blind individuals. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) had found retinal neural signals arising from electric stimulation are altered depending on disease progression in mice affected by outer retinal degeneration. This research

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How to boost tips and donations with the dueling preference approach

The dueling preferences approach can be more effective than traditional approaches at increasing tips and small prosocial gifts.

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UT southwestern levels the playing field for testicular cancer patients

DALLAS – Aug. 10, 2020 – By offering the same level of care and expertise to two very different populations, UT Southwestern physicians were able to eliminate the sociodemographic disparities in survival and cancer recurrence rates typically seen nationally in testicular cancer patients.

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Study finds ATV-related head and neck injuries among youth continue to remain high

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed data regarding ATV-related head and neck injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1990 through 2014 involving patients younger than 18 years of age.

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How fish stocks will change in warming seas

New research out today highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries.

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Gulf war illness, chronic fatigue syndrome distinct illnesses, Georgetown study suggests

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise.

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Standardized care may help equalize health outcomes among patients with testicular cancer

New research suggests that although sociodemographic factors have been associated with poor outcomes for patients treated for testicular cancer, guideline-directed, expert care can help to address this issue. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS).

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Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates

Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Although modern society seems to be unwilling or unable to learn from the past, doing so just might hold the key to envisioning a brighter future.

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China's military takes centre stage in Covid-19 vaccine race

PLA soldiers receive CanSino inoculation as coronavirus accelerates 'military-civil fusion'

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Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Australia suffers deadliest day

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths ; US cases pass 5m ; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since June . Follow the latest updates Global infections near 20m Greece sees highest daily case rise US passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic 'breaks heart' Brazil scientist's despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000 See all our coronavirus coverage 1.13am BST As many

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Reporting on Covid-19 in Spain: 'peaks, troughs and sacrifices

The Guardian's Madrid correspondent on Spain's response and how life as a reporter has changed Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A chunk of the night of 31 January this year was spent on a fact-finding mission to the James Joyce Irish pub in Madrid, where, over the noise of a loud covers band and the bellowing of customers, I shouted for people's thoughts on the UK's d

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Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn't Undercut New, Rapid Methods

Several states are trying to increase coronavirus testing with faster methods, undeterred by less accurate but quicker readouts.

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Starwatch: moonlight puts a damper on the Perseid show

Our brightest and most reliable annual meteor shower will be affected this year by the proximity of the half moon This week one of the most reliable annual meteor showers will be on show. The Perseids will reach their peak activity over the next few days. Start looking tonight, particularly in the early hours of the morning, then again tomorrow night and on Wednesday. The meteors are small partic

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Lækket tysk rapport viser tre rev direkte på Femern-tunnels linjeføring

PLUS. Få kilometer syd og øst for Natura 2000-områder, ligger tre beskyttelsesværdige rev, som sænketunnelen sandsynligvis vil ødelægge.

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Italy resort lifts alert on melting glacier threat

An Italian Alpine resort on Sunday lifted a state of alert declared last week over fears that a chunk of glacier on the Mont Blanc mountain range might crash down on them.

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Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef.

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Drone Captures Epic Shark Breach! | Shark Week

Stream Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach-Off on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/full-episodes/air-jaws-ultimate-breach-off Stream Shark Week Episodes on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on Twitter:

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Earthquake in North Carolina Is Strongest in the Area Since 1916

The earthquake near the border with Virginia was the strongest in the region since 1916, the authorities said.

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The Film Radioactive Shows How Marie Curie Was a "Woman of the Future"

A world-famous scientist is depicted with a nuance befitting both her achievements and her struggles — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Guardian view on Brexit bureaucracy: tied up in red tape | Editorial

Businesses already struggling with the fallout from Covid-19 will be forced to deal with a mountain of new bureaucracy in the middle of a deep recession The government did not quite achieve the Brexit breakthrough it was seeking on Friday, when there was hope that a fast-tracked trade agreement with Japan might be reached. But it seems likely that a deal, essentially replicating one signed by the

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Nye tal viser dyster udsigt for Arktis: Havisen kan være væk i næste årti

Nogle steder er temperaturen over isen steget med næsten otte grader på 40 år.

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A Toddler's Fever Wouldn't Break. Doctors Figure Out the Unlikely Cause

A persistent fever after returning from Egypt usually means a tropical disease infection. For this toddler, it was just one of many red herrings.

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Arkansas: Images of the Natural State

In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. Today, more than 3 million residents live in the state's diverse terrain, from the rugged Ozark mountains to the plains along the Mississippi River. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images from each of the United

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Angling Trust founder Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith dies aged 69

Environmentalist Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith led efforts to establish a network of river trusts.

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Shark Attacks Bird Out of Nowhere! | Shark Week

Stream Shark Lockdown on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/full-episodes/shark-lockdown Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/SharkWeek We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/Discovery htt

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Awareness of Our Biases Is Essential to Good Science

Ideological, social and political values have always influenced research — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How Jerry Falwell Jr. Lost His Liberty Flock

A s president and chancellor of the country's largest Christian university and the son of one of the founding fathers of the religious right, Jerry Falwell Jr. has come to serve as a stand-in for American evangelicals. But to those inside the Liberty University community, Falwell's leading role has lately seemed more like a liability than an asset. On Friday, the executive committee of the school

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Jægere dræber tusindvis af mårhunde i Danmark: Men er de overhovedet skadelige?

Alene sidste jagtsæson blev næsten 8.000 mårhunde aflivet.

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The Commons

Underlying Conditions In America, George Packer wrote , the coronavirus has revealed a sick and unequal society incapable of self-government (June). I shall chew on this article for several days. The taste is bitter. However, it should be swallowed and digested; hopefully its nutrients will be absorbed. Ian McHugh Mattapoisett, Mass. As I read this excellent article, I was struck by the clarity o

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1969: Limfjordstunnelen løser et påtrængende trafikalt problem

I projekteringen har man draget nytte af nye erfaringer med tunnelventilation, ligesom både tunnel og ramper er beskyttet mod vandindtrængning med en kunstgummimembran af butyl.

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Katie Mack: 'I didn't anticipate being in a pop song when I went off to study physics'

The cosmologist, author and Twitter sensation on 'heat death', getting heckled by Stephen Hawking – and being name-checked on a No 1 album Katie Mack achieves two improbable feats with her new book, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) . First, she writes about the end of the universe with a jauntiness that makes it not actually that depressing. And second, she takes concepts in cosmo

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Science Fiction Explores the Interconnectedness Revealed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, a theory widely shared on social media suggested that a science fiction text, Dean Koontz's 1981 science fiction novel, The Eyes of Darkness , had predicted the coronavirus pandemic with uncanny precision . Covid-19 has held the entire world hostage, producing a resemblance to the post-apocalyptic world depicted in many science fiction texts. Canadia

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Baby Shark & Great White Shark

Kick-off #SharkWeek with Baby Shark and a special friend, Great White Shark! Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/SharkWeek We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/Discovery https://www.instagram.com/SharkWeek Fro

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The New David Copperfield Movie Might Be Better Than the Book

Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Getty T he child and the writer are born at the same moment, to the same mother, each to his separate destiny. The child's is to see everything, feel everything, be everything, and live in the scraps and sparks of language by which he understands everything; the writer's is to wait, and hide, and grow, until the day when he steps in—pen in

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This DIY-er found a boat he liked in the PopSci archives. Then he built it.

Popular Science Tom Riti of Port Royal, Virginia, built a pontoon boat from the Popular Science archives … and then sent us his results! (Tom Riti/) Tom Riti wanted a new pedal boat. The retired TV-production teacher and his wife, Lori, had just moved from Florida to Virginia, and were looking for a craft to explore the surrounding bay and back channels with. So, like most folks in his position

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A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.

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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: August 2020

The gritty work and the epic tale of space exploration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Trump's unilateral economic relief actions come under fire. A Georgia school whose crowded hallways trended on social media reported new cases.

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Første omgang frie vejrdata fra DMI er klar til brug

PLUS. Meteorologisk observationdata i realtid er første led i DMI's arbejde med at sætte data fri.

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How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning & Prevent Heat Exhaustion

If you don't have AC at home, or are stuck in the heat outdoors, we have tips and gear for you.

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What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

New computer simulations model an alternate way of thinking about the cosmos: as a cyclic universe that has no beginning or end.

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Venus of Willendorf

Photo illustration by Miki Lowe Yusef Komunyakaa's love for poetry began with his grandparents. They were dedicated churchgoers, and he's said that "the Old Testament informed the cadences of their speech." Komunyakaa spent his childhood at home in Louisiana, reading and rereading the Bible—and listening to jazz and blues on the wooden radio in his mother's living room. Komunyakaa's love of music

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Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage

The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil off the island.

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How COVID-19 will change the way we design our homes

COVID-19 is confounding planning for basic human needs, including shelter. Around the world, home builders are vigilantly reading tea leaves in the fog, trying to figure out how to survive (and even thrive in) an unfolding economic disaster. And we mourn the fallen, working to keep our loved ones healthy and safe. COVID-19 has drawn a political dividing line in much of the world. It reminds me of

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COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine

The virus might eventually behave more like the common cold, according to Vineet Menachery, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch. (Image credit: Silvio Avila/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Whole Concept of 'Unlawful Assembly' Is a Mess

Recent weeks have produced a lifetime's worth of haunting images. Some of them everyone has seen: black-clad "agents" hustling citizens into unmarked vans, "counterdemonstrators" with automatic weapons dogging Black Lives Matter protests. Others I have seen in person: on a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, groups of mothers marching in front of a federal courthouse to protect protesters who had be

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Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.

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How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone's App Store

You don't have to stay inside Google and Apple's walled gardens. But if you choose to venture out, proceed with caution.

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How to Move Your Elephant During a Pandemic

After decades in captivity and a 1,700-mile road trip from Argentina into Brazil, an Asian elephant named Mara finally gained a chance to roam.

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The Facts Just Aren't Getting Through

A few weeks ago , I went to a political rally in a farmyard. The Polish presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski was speaking; in the background, a golden wheat field shimmered in the late-afternoon sun. The audience was enthusiastic—the host, a local farmer, had spread news of the candidate's visit only the day before—but the juxtaposition of Trzaskowski and the wheat field was odd. He is the ma

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Trods grønnere fragt: Skibstrafikken udleder mere CO2

Shippingindustriens udledning af drivhusgasser er steget med 10 % i perioden 2012-2018, viser en ny rapport fra Den Internationale Søfartsorganisation (IMO).

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Will a flurry of European bond sales disturb the summer lull?

Market Questions is the FT's guide to the week ahead

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Den store guide til prævention: Find ud af, hvad der passer bedst til dig

P-stav, pessar eller afbrudt samleje? Bliv klogere her.

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England can't ease lockdown any more, expert warns as Covid testing calls grow

Contact tracing must improve to prevent resurgence in England, say care chief and top scientist Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage One of the government's most influential scientific advisers is warning that the loosening of lockdown may have already gone too far and that an urgent increase in coronavirus testing and faster contact tracing is essential to prepare for a

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Tough choices need to be made, but reopening schools is a priority

Young people have been hugely affected by Covid-19. We must fight this rise in cases and make classrooms as safe as possible • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus coverage Rebound, resurgence, second wave – whatever you call it, the current coronavirus situation is worrying. Evidence suggests new infections are increasing in many European countries, including Britain, while in th

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Covid-19: only half of Britons would definitely have vaccination

Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Only half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that only 53% of a test group of citizens said they would be certain or v

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What we are learning about Covid-19 and kids

As schools around the world prepare to reopen, new scientific evidence about children and coronavirus is coming to light Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Back in April, the French epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet found himself leading an investigation in the town of Crépy-en-Valois, a small community of 15,000 inhabitants just to the north-east of Paris. In February, th

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BethAnn McLaughlin affair: now also research fraud?

BethAnn McLaughlin is a liar, a racist, an embezzler, and a dangerous manipulative bully. But surely she is at least a great neuroscientist?

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Populær behandling kan give ny ansigtsform: Men er det ufarligt at bruge?

Når du får sprøjtet filler ind i ansigtet, er det ikke helt uden risiko.

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This Abandoned Soviet Site Is Home to The Deepest Hole on The Planet

One of the most ambitious science experiments ever performed.

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'Slight improvement' in melting glacier threatening Italy resort

The threat that a massive chunk of glacier loosened by soaring temperatures could collapse near an alpine resort on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range has slightly eased, a local mayor said Saturday.

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Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

People enhancing their gardens during lockdown may not realise some plants have insecticides.

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Tagging a 12-Foot Great White! | Shark Week

Stream Shark Week Episodes on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/SharkWeek We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/Discovery https://www.instagram.com/

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Nasa to change 'harmful' and insensitive' planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says 'certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive' and vows to drop any reference to them Nasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae. In a statement last week , the space agency said that as the "community

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👍 Commitment Consistency Bias: Stop Saying Yes!

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Interesting talk on the neuroscience of dreams

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Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Especially Black And Hispanic Children

One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states. (Image credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for ParentsTogether)

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Trump's WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters

Not only is the app many Americans' primary means of communicating with China, it's also been the mobilizing arm of Chinese Trumpism.

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C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

The move highlights the risk of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks when buildings are reopened after coronavirus lockdowns.

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How Amazon puts misinformation on your reading list | John Naughton

Algorithms routinely come up with 'recommendations' for anti-vax 'bestsellers' or juices that cure cancer It's a truism that we live in a "digital age". It would be more accurate to say that we live in an algorithmically curated era – that is, a period when many of our choices and perceptions are shaped by machine-learning algorithms that nudge us in directions favoured by those who employ the pr

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Blame Poverty, Not the Poor, for COVID-19's Spread in Brazil's Amazon

In the state of Rondônia, social inequities give diseases a powerful boost — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Your Hot-Weather Guide to Coronavirus, Air-Conditioning and Airflow

Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it's really hot out?

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What to Do About William Faulkner

William Faulkner and his wife, Estelle, stand outside their home, in Oxford, Mississippi, in the spring of 1955. (Bettmann / Getty) I n June 2005 , Oprah Winfrey announced a surprising choice as the 55th selection for her influential book club. The coming months would be, she proclaimed, a "Summer of Faulkner," focused on three of his novels— As I Lay Dying , The Sound and the Fury , and Light in

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Listen to your migraine to help you feel better – and to learn about yourself

Headaches are telling you something about how your brain works with your body, influencing your behaviour and feelings We need pain. It seems contradictory to say it, particularly now that we have so many ways of dealing with it and switching it off. Pain not only tells us something is wrong, it also protects us. If you slam the car door on your hand, it's going to hurt. You will have damaged the

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Why Electric Cars Are Getting Louder

Electric vehicles are notoriously quiet. But new laws are pushing automakers to experiment with unusual noises.

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How gene editing a person's brain cells could be used to curb the opioid epidemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic cripples the economy and kills hundreds of people each day, there is another epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of people each year through opioid drug overdose. Opioid analgesic drugs, like morphine and oxycodone, are the classic double-edged swords. They are the very best drugs to stop severe pain but also the class of drugs most likely to kill the p

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Chemist's new process fast-tracks drug treatments for viral infections and cancer

Discovering antiviral and anticancer drugs will soon be faster and cheaper thanks to new research.

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Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts

A new publication on the impacts of deep-seabed mining by 13 prominent deep-sea biologists seeks to dispel scientific misconceptions that have led to miscalculations of the likely effects of commercial operations to extract minerals from the seabed.

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Curious clues in war between bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients

Several different kinds of bacteria can cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause pneumonia, typically infects infants or young children and persists for life, while Burkholderia cepacia complex species only infect teenagers and adults. Although Burkholderia infections are rare, when they do take hold, they are deadly. Now, scientists have discov

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Sugar-based signature identifies T cells where HIV hides despite antiretroviral therapy

Scientists may have discovered a new way of identifying and targeting hidden HIV viral reservoirs during treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART). These findings may have translational implications for improving the long-term care of HIV positive people.

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Brain noise contains unique signature of dream sleep

Dream or REM sleep is distinguished by rapid eye movement and absence of muscle tone, but electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings are indistinguishable from those of an awake brain. Neuroscientists have now found an EEG signature of REM sleep, allowing scientists for the first time to distinguish dreaming from wakefulness through brain activity alone. This could help in determining the prognosis for

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Weekend reads: Unprofessional behavior in peer reviews; what to do when you're wrong; an update on the 'Space Dentist'

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. We turned 10 years old on Monday. Here's a brief history, and 10 takeaways from 10 … Continue reading

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Meet the Woman Who Wants to Sell Psychedelic Drugs to Scientists

A growing number of scientists around the world believe that psilocybin — the ingredient in magic mushrooms that causes intense psychedelic trips — could be used to treat a wide variety of psychological ailments ranging from depression to eating disorders. But if they want to run the necessary human experiments to prove themselves right, they need to actually get their hands on the stuff. And sin

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 8)

ROBOTICS For Robots, It's a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect) Lisa Prevost | The New York Times "…cleaning robots are having a moment in commercial real estate. Their creators are promoting the machines as cost-effective solutions to the cleaning challenges posed by the pandemic. They can be put to frequent use without requiring more paid labor hours, they are always compliant, and some can eve

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Meet The Joker: A Shark With a Giant Scar! | Shark Week

Stream Shark Week Episodes on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery https://twitter.com/SharkWeek We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/Discovery https://www.instagram.com/

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Advance in programmable synthetic materials

DNA information is stored in a sequence of chemical building blocks; computers store information as sequences of zeros and ones. Researchers want to transfer this concept to artificial molecules. Researchers have taken another step toward encoding information in the sequence of metal atoms in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), showing how to read the sequence. Multivariate MOFs could encode digital

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Predicting drought in the American West just got more difficult

A new study of more than 1,000 years of North American droughts and global conditions found that forecasting a lack of precipitation is rarely straightforward.

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Decline in plant breeding programs could impact food security

A team of scientists led by a horticulture professor who leads a pome fruit (apples and pears) breeding program, found that public plant breeding programs are seeing decreases in funding and personnel.

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Advance in programmable synthetic materials

DNA information is stored in a sequence of chemical building blocks; computers store information as sequences of zeros and ones. Researchers want to transfer this concept to artificial molecules. Researchers have taken another step toward encoding information in the sequence of metal atoms in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), showing how to read the sequence. Multivariate MOFs could encode digital

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Layer of nanoparticles could improve LED performance and lifetime

Adding a layer of nanoparticles to LED designs could help them produce more light for the same energy, and also increase their lifetime.

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Highly sensitive dopamine detector uses 2D materials

A supersensitive dopamine detector can help in the early diagnosis of several disorders that result in too much or too little dopamine, according to new research.

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Authors' 'invisible' words reveal blueprint for storytelling

The "invisible" words that shaped Dickens classics also lead audiences through Spielberg dramas. And according to new research, these small words can be found in a similar pattern across most storylines, no matter the length or format.

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Materials science researchers develop first electrically injected laser

Materials science researchers have demonstrated the first electrically injected laser made with germanium tin. Used as a semiconducting material for circuits on electronic devices, the diode laser could improve micro-processing speed and efficiency at much lower costs.

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New test better predicts which babies will develop type 1 diabetes

A new approach to predicting which babies will develop type 1 diabetes moves a step closer to routine testing for newborns which could avoid life-threatening complications.

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The NSA's Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week's top security news.

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Dolphins Have Hidden Fingers. So Do Seals. These Sea Creatures Did Not.

A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of "baby mittens."

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Brazil ranks second after the U.S. and also reached a milestone: more than 100,000 deaths. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Sturgis, S.D., despite objections from residents.

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Elena Ferrante's Master Class on Deceit

Simone Noronha "T o tolerate existence , we lie, and we lie above all to ourselves," Elena Ferrante observed in a 2002 interview. "Falsehoods protect us, mitigate suffering, allow us to avoid the terrifying moment of serious reflection, they dilute the horrors of our time, they even save us from ourselves." For Ferrante, the falsehoods that people tell one another and themselves in everyday life—

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How to Use Nearby Share on Android

Just like with AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.

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A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

Good news! An orbiter saw signs of almost a dozen previously uncounted colonies in Antarctica, boosting known numbers for a threatened species.

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Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online

The leak contains information that the company makes available to partners and customers under NDA. A researcher says it came from a breach.

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan kan håndsprit 'dræbe' virus så hurtigt?

En læser undrer sig over, at virus skal 'dræbes' når det aldrig har været levende. Og hvordan kan et par sekunder med håndsprit gøre udslaget? Det har vi spurgt professor på KU om.

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How to Know If It's OK to Visit Your Favorite Store or Restaurant

Public health experts offer tips for evaluating the risks of visiting public places during the COVID-19 pandemic — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Covid vaccine tracker: when will we have a coronavirus vaccine?

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine – here is their progress Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading…

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This Is Exactly What Susan Rice Feared

A few days before Donald Trump's inauguration, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice held a press briefing in her office to talk about the threats she saw on the horizon as Barack Obama's presidency drew to a close. " What keeps you up at night? one reporter asked toward the end of the meeting. Her answer: a pandemic that spirals out of control. Yesterday afternoon, I asked Rice how the past

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America's Authoritarian Governor

America has botched its coronavirus response in so, so many ways since the pandemic began. Even in a country that stands apart from the world for its horrific failures, there have been as many leadership bungles as there are states: Some failed to heed early warnings. Others refused to learn the lessons of outbreaks that came before theirs. Still others played politics instead of following scienc

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Addition of sintilimab to pemetrexed and platinum improved progression-free survival

The interim analysis of ORIENT-11, a phase III double-blind randomized trial has shown a nearly two-fold increase in progression-free survival with addition of sintilimab to chemotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer without EGFR or ALK genomic aberrations, according to research data presented today at the International Association for the Study of

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Phase 3 eXalt3 study shows significantly longer progression-free survival

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carrying anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene alterations who received ensartinib experienced substantially longer progression-free survival than a matched group of patients who received crizotinib.

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checkmate 743 shows that dual immunotherapy, nivolumab + ipilimumab

The combination of first-line nivolumab and ipilimumab demonstrated an improvement of overall survival for patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma compared to platinum-based chemotherapy, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium.

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As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

Thousands of eateries are closing amid the pandemic. Delivery specialists are popping up, but some observers worry about a loss of culture and community.

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15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and More

From $5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we've rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.

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How to Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic: Gear and Tips

You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.

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SpaceX Just Launched 57 New Starlink Satellites With Controversial Sun Shades

The satellite "train" could get in the way of asteroid tracking.

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Cancel College

Despite the continued spread of the coronavirus, many colleges around the country plan to welcome students back to campus over the coming weeks. Colleges want to reopen for good, nontrivial reasons. Administrators believe that most students learn better when they are physically assembled in the same place. And they know that the American college experience, at any rate, has long been about more t

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Reform the Court, but Don't Pack It

Progressives are taking the idea of reforming the Supreme Court seriously. Late last month, Democrats revealed they are planning an election platform that calls for "structural court reforms." And no wonder—Democrats are unhappy with the Republican capture of the judiciary: Donald Trump has stocked the federal bench with conservative judges and, at the very top, all but guaranteed a clear conserv

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På jakt efter det okända – om modern fysik och universums minsta beståndsdelar

"Människan har alltid varit uppfinningsrik och länge strävat efter att förstå världen omkring sig. Nyfikenhet är antagligen den främsta egenskap som har drivit vår utveckling och framgång.

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Rotter lider en 4-6 dage lang og pinefuld død: 'Vi bliver nødt til at anvende de her gifte'

Ifølge Dyreværnsloven skal et dyr aflives hurtigt og smertefrit. Men det gælder ikke rotterne.

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Brazil hails reduction in Amazon deforestation in July

Brazil on Friday hailed figures showing a reduction in July of deforestation that has spooked international investors, though environmentalists warned it was too early to proclaim success.

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Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Much of Canada's remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said.

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Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity.

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We found the first cat in the UK with Covid-19 – but there's no need to panic | Willie Weir

The feline had caught coronavirus from its owners, but our research shows it's a rare occurrence Willie Weir is professor of veterinary infectious disease at the University of Glasgow Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists

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Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay put, but it gave sharks a travel passport and scientists a rare opportunity.

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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel.

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How computers beat us at our own games

Victory is not always assured (Totto Renna/) Humans have been playing games for centuries, but we're still not perfect at them: We make mistakes, underestimate opponents, and can think only a few moves ahead. Computers have no such shortcomings. An artificial intelligence can master most of the classics if it runs enough simulations. As processing power has increased, machines have grown adept en

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Predicting drought in the American West just got more difficult

People hoping to get a handle on future droughts in the American West are in for a disappointment, as new USC-led research spanning centuries shows El Niño cycles are an unreliable predictor.

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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 466 new cases and 12 deaths, including second man in his 30s

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says number of mystery Covid-19 cases has risen by 130 as nine new infections announced in NSW Follow the latest coronavirus news on our live blog Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case 'Very dead': army and police patrol the deserted streets of coronavirus-stricken Melbourne Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: li

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Næste generation af varmepumper med grønne kølemidler på vej

PLUS. Producenterne er endelig ved at knække koden til at lave husstandsvarmepumper med naturlige kølemidler i stedet for de klimaskadelige HFC-gasser.

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Future of Psychotherapists/ Special Education Teachers/Psychologists / Speech Therapists ?

So as the title says, I'm getting my bachelor degree next year in special education and I'm willing to go either as a Speech Therapist or a Psychotherapist depending on what I'll choose my Master into . So the question is, will there be a huge growing demand in need for this fields ? Because for example in my country the teachers and psychologists are paid shit entry -level wages first years whil

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Map of a terraformed Mars (71% H2O coverage)

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Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

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The U.S. Military Is Building Voice-Controlled War Robots

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Algorithm predicts the compositions of new materials

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New Documentary Film, 'Juice,' Challenges Elitism Of Anti-Growth Environmentalism

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Here Comes the Army's First Laser Battalion

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In San Diego, 'Smart' Streetlights Spark Surveillance Reform

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We're the researchers who created the AI Economist, an AI to help design economic policy by using millions of years of simulations. Ask us anything!

Hi everyone, We created the AI Economist and are here on behalf of the entire Salesforce Research team. We are Richard Socher, Chief Scientist , Stephan Zheng, Lead Research Scientist and Kathy Baxter, Architect of Ethical AI , along with David Parkes, George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science from Harvard University! We'd love to hear your questions about the AI Economist , our recent resea

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Extreme droughts in central Europe likely to increase sevenfold

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Sæd, træning og menstruation: Derfor kan din skede lugte af fisk eller metal

Skedekatar er den hyppigste årsag, hvis din skede har en generende lugt.

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Listen: This Episode Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed

News of scientific developments now reaches a much wider audience in this pandemic. But not all science news is created equal, and the difference between a meaningful study and a meaningless one is typically distinguished only through terms many Americans aren't familiar with. (What exactly is a "double-blind" study, and why does that matter?) On this episode of the podcast Social Distance , Jame

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Proenkephalin+ regulatory T cells expanded by ultraviolet B exposure maintain skin homeostasis with a healing function [Immunology and Inflammation]

Regulatory T (Treg) cells, expressing CD25 (interleukin-2 receptor α chain) and Foxp3 transcription factor, maintain immunological self-tolerance and suppress various immune responses. Here we report a feature of skin Treg cells expanded by ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure. We found that skin Treg cells possessing a healing function are expanded by…

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A membrane-depolarizing toxin substrate of the Staphylococcus aureus type VII secretion system mediates intraspecies competition [Microbiology]

The type VII protein secretion system (T7SS) is conserved across Staphylococcus aureus strains and plays important roles in virulence and interbacterial competition. To date, only one T7SS substrate protein, encoded in a subset of S. aureus genomes, has been functionally characterized. Here, using an unbiased proteomic approach, we identify TspA…

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Reinventing the wheel with a synthetic plant inflammasome [Commentaries]

Both animal and plant cells rely on innate immune systems to recognize and appropriately respond to pathogens. These systems have many similar themes and surprising commonalities, both in the protein domains used and in the mechanisms of larger immune complexes (1). In PNAS, Duxbury et al. (2) explore these commonalities…

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Seeing is believing: Visualizing immune cells and calcium signals at different stages of neuroinflammation [Commentaries]

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory disease characterized by demyelination of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) (1). While the ultimate cause of the disease is unknown, MS is commonly considered to be an autoimmune disorder in which autoreactive CD4+ T cells are activated by an (unknown) autoantigen presented…

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Genesis and spread of multiple reassortants during the 2016/2017 H5 avian influenza epidemic in Eurasia [Microbiology]

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses of the H5 A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage can cause severe disease in poultry and wild birds, and occasionally in humans. In recent years, H5 HPAI viruses of this lineage infecting poultry in Asia have spilled over into wild birds and spread via bird migration to countries…

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