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Sir Paul Nurse: 'The UK has taken a leap several decades into the past'
The Nobel prize-winning scientist on Covid-19, the burden of Brexit, his astonishing upbringing and terrible failures at French Sir Paul Nurse is a geneticist who won the Nobel prize in 2001 for his work on the cell cycle. He is director of the Francis Crick Institute and was head of Cancer Research UK. He has also been president of the Royal Society. What Is Life? is his first book and it seeks
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Britain isn't 'recovering', whatever the Bank may suggest
Threadneedle Street's forecasting has been faulty. But it must still play its central role in protecting jobs and the economy The UK is performing better than expected . That was the message from the Bank of England's governor, Andrew Bailey, following its latest review of the economy. It was a message he almost muttered under his breath, as if knowing that almost anyone listening would yell back:
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The Ocean Carries 'Memories' of SARS-CoV-2
We've been looking in the wrong place for a deeper understanding of the virus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Examining a Rare Frilled Shark! | Shark Week
Stream Alien Sharks: First Contact on Discovery GO: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/full-episodes/alien-sharks-first-contact 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.in
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How gardening helped me live with love and loss
My love of gardening is a constant comfort and has a deep resonance with my family's history When lockdown began, the forget-me-nots were blooming in the garden, a sea of pale blue. The lilac tree, too, was flowering, and the clematis I'd planted. They filled the air with scent as I sat outside on an unusually sunny April day, feeling fortunate to have this rented outdoor space, and thinking abou
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Pentagon to set up new unit to investigate UFOs
The Pentagon said Friday it was setting up a new task force under the US Navy to investigate UFO sightings.
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An Algorithm Determined UK Students' Grades. Chaos Ensued
This year's A-Levels, the high-stakes exams taken in high school, were canceled due to the pandemic. The alternative only exacerbated existing inequities.
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Mexican zoo live-streams birth of elephant named 'Zoom'
A baby African elephant whose birth was live-streamed by a safari park in Mexico has been named Zoom after the video chat app made popular by the coronavirus pandemic.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 15)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A College Kid's Fake AI-Generated Blog Fooled Tens of Thousands. This Is How He Created It. Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review "At the start of the week, Liam Porr had only heard of GPT-3. By the end, the college student had used the AI model to produce an entirely fake blog under a fake name. It was meant as a fun experiment. But then one of his posts found its way to the
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Physicist discovers the explosions that will end our universe
A physicist calculated when and how the final explosions in our universe will take place. Matt Caplan of Illinois State University predicts black dwarfs will go supernova in the distant future. About a billion trillion stars will meet this end. What will the end of the universe look like? A new study shows a series of black dwarf explosions might be the final coda in its story. Matt Caplan, the t
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Mexican zoo live-streams birth of elephant named 'Zoom'
A baby African elephant whose birth was live-streamed by a safari park in Mexico has been named Zoom after the video chat app made popular by the coronavirus pandemic.
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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon
U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
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US allows killing sea lions eating at-risk Northwest salmon
U.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
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How power distance belief affects consumers' price sensitivity
Researchers from Indiana University and Miami University-Ohio published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how power distance belief affects consumers' price sensitivity.
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Den första kemiska föreningen
I skolan fick jag lära mig att ädelgaser inte bildar några kemiska föreningar, och att ädelmetallen guld knappast några heller. Men jag har fått lära om en hel del, t.ex. att det tom. kan framställas föreningar mellan guld och ädelgaserna helium, neon, argon, krypton och xenon. Också den radioaktiva ädelgasen radon kan bilda kemiska föreningar. Radon är den ädelgas som har den högsta atomvikten av
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Forskere undersøger 429 millioner år gammelt øje: Ligner nutidens biers
Det fossile øje tilhørte et uddødt havdyr.
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Save the Sea Animals with Baby Shark
Let's save the sea animals together by protecting the environment with Baby 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/SharkWe
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Nanoinfluencers Are Slyly Barnstorming the 2020 Election
Beware! Digital door knockers with small followings are posting often subliminal paid ads on social media.
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The NSA and FBI Expose Fancy Bear's Sneaky Hacking Tool
Plus: TikTok tracking, Russian SIMs, and more of this week's top security news.
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Learn Non-Verbal Communication With The Complete American Sign Language Master Class Bundle
Imagine you wake up one day and the way most of us communicate simply isn't of any use. Think about how many sound cues you use every day: Ringing phones, beeps and buzzes, announcements over loud speakers. For more than 11 million people, who are hard of hearing or completely deaf according to estimates drawn from the US Census Bureau , that's daily life. With the Complete American Sign Language
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Weekend reads: The fate of fraudsters; TV doctors sting a predatory journal; best paper title ever?
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: A whistleblower's allegations about hundreds of dodgy papers from four … Continue reading
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How Do You Solve a Moon Mystery? Fire a Laser at It
Researchers have used reflective prisms left on the moon's surface for decades, but had increasingly seen problems with their effectiveness.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Arizona School District Cancels Reopening After Teachers Stage 'Sick Out'
In many U.S. cities, fears of a public transit 'death spiral.' South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases, the country's highest daily count since March.
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Midea U-Shaped Window Air Conditioner Review (2020)
This unique and smart machine avoids the usual pitfalls of box-shaped window ACs while keeping you cool and calm.
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Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes
As temperatures soar into the the triple digits, the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance says such names will spark public awareness and encourage safety measures.
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How the Pandemic Has Changed Us Already
During the past five months, many prognosticators have prognosticated about how the coronavirus pandemic will transform politics , work , travel , education , and other domains. Less sweepingly, but just as powerfully, it will also transform the people who are living through it, rearranging the furniture of their inner life. When this is all over—and perhaps even long after that—how will we be di
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The 15 Best Weekend Deals: Apple Accessories, Games, and More
Need a mug to keep coffee warm for more than 30 minutes? How about a videogame to help you relax? We've found plenty of discounts to help.
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ATM Hackers Have Picked Up Some Clever New Tricks
So-called jackpotting attacks have gotten increasingly sophisticated—while cash machines have stayed pretty much the same.
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Dismiss Minor Misdemeanors During the Pandemic
My husband and I are both public defenders in Maryland. Last week, he attended his first scheduled bench trial since the courts were closed in March. The client, witnesses, court staff, and attorneys were all expected to appear in court and potentially be exposed to COVID-19. And for what? To adjudicate a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property worth less than $1,000. Even as the
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The Fun Police Should Stand Down
S tate and local officials across the country are unleashing a new weapon in America's war against the coronavirus: the cops. Citing parties as the cause of recent clusters of infections in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker recently authorized state and local police to crack down on public and private gatherings that violate social-distancing guidelines. The sheriff's office in New York City
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From 'alert' to 'zoom': Steven Poole's lexicon of lockdown
From 'Covid-secure' offices to healthcare 'heroes' bracing for a new 'wave', the language around coronavirus is infected with political rhetoric The word "alert" comes from the Italian "all'erta", literally "at a high place", describing a military watch or guard duty. The UK government's advice to "stay alert" in order to "control the virus" therefore implied that it would be easier to spot an in
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Ugens debat: 'Designerautoværn' får hug efter dødsulykke
PLUS. En bilist mistede i sidste uge livet i en ulykke på Motorring 3 ved København, da autoværnets betondækplader blev slynget imod hende. Dækpladerne skulle sikre et æstetisk sammenhængende vejrum – den begrundelse samt manglende test af løsningen mødte hård kritik blandt læserne på ing.dk.
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Nordic children return to school despite rising virus rates
Region's children prioritised over other age groups as countries reopen
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The Last Convention
So many simple pleasures are gone, casualties of the pandemic. Baseball games. Live concerts. Summertime parades. One civic ritual that's neither simple nor necessarily pleasurable is also withering under the virus's spread: the presidential nominating convention as we know it. Starting next week, the parties will hold stripped-down versions of the quadrennial gatherings to formalize the Donald T
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Can Air Conditioners Spread COVID-19?
People are worried that the virus could be spread by air conditioning systems. Here's what researchers do — and don't yet — know. (Image credit: Sami Sarkis/Getty Images)
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Fortnite just kicked off a massive battle against Google and Apple
Epic Games has filed legal papers in response to Apple, read more here: https://t.co/c4sgvxQUvb — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 13, 2020
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Ny dansk målemetode forbedrer brugen af høreapparater hos spædbørn
PLUS. Ny dansk forskning bidrager til at vurdere, om omgivelserne egnet til tilpasse høreapparater til spædbørn, der blot er et par måneder gamle.
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Kan datorer vara kreativa?
När Googles dator slog stormästaren i brädspelet go för några år sedan bestämde sig matematikern och professorn Marcus du Sautoy vid brittiska Oxford att skriva en bok om AI och kreativitet. Han chockades av att datorn inte bara lärt sig behärska det invecklade spelet – den visade också vägen till nya, överraskande drag som mänskliga spelare kunnat ta efter.
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När genteknik går före kunskap
Hur kommer gentekniken att förändra oss? Den frågan ställer Torill Kornfeldt i boken Människan i provröret. Hon har tidigare skrivit om försöken att återskapa mammuten med hjälp av genteknik. Nu får vi följa författaren runt om i världen när hon får reda på att liknande tekniker redan används på människor, men inte för att återskapa, utan för att förändra. För att göra om oss.
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Dna afslører: Ukendt fortidsmenneske gemmer sig i vores gener
Hver gang vi har mødt andre menneskearter, har vi fået børn med dem, siger forsker.
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Ockultism i brytningstid
1 | Du är aktuell med boken Det ockulta sekelskiftet: Esoteriska strömningar i Hilma af Klints tid. Hur skulle du beskriva den? – Den är en introduktion till ett komplicerat och ganska okänt ämne som har haft stor betydelse för europeisk kulturhistoria. 2 | Vad är egentligen esoterism och ockultism?
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Victorian aged care leak shows Melbourne home 'begging' for staff after coronavirus outbreak
Exclusive: letter sent by nurse says staffing situation 'dire' and 38 residents and staff have tested positive 'Ants crawling from wounds': horrifying scenes at coronavirus-hit aged care home in Melbourne A distressed staff member at an aged care home in Victoria has described how the home struggled to provide staff as Covid-19 swept through the centre, leaving residents and caregivers overwhelme
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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 303 new Covid-19 cases and four more deaths
Chief medical officer Brett Sutton says low number of deaths likely 'a blip' as Daniel Andrews announces 264 mystery cases Follow today's live blog: Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe Victoria has recorded another 303 cases of coronavirus and four deaths, including two connected to outbreaks in aged care facilities. The state's chief heal
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How power distance belief affects consumers' price sensitivity
Consumers high in PDB (Power Density Belief) are less price-sensitive.
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Face mask study reveals worst material for blocking COVID-19
The study tested the efficacy of popular types of face masks, including N95 respirators, bandanas, cotton-polypropylene masks, gaiters, and others. The results showed that N95 respirators were most effective, while wearing a neck fleece (aka gaiter) actually produced more respiratory droplets than wearing no mask at all. Certain types of homemade masks seem to be effective at blocking the spread
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Del av hjärnan vaken när du sover
De som lider av kronisk insomnia sover mycket mer än vad de tror, men sömnen är annorlunda jämfört med de som vaknar utvilade morgonen därpå, berättar sömnprofessor Dieter Riemann i videon ovan.
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Doktor Riemanns recept mot sömnproblem
Den bästa behandlingen mot kronisk insomnia är att sluta oroa sig för att inte kunna sova. Men att ställa om sina tankar är svårt och därför kan man med kognitiv terapi få hjälp med att avdramatisera sömnen.
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Sömnprofessor: Många som lider av sömnproblem är högpresterande
Att eftersträva den perfekta sömnen kan vara en bidragande orsak till långvariga sömnproblem.
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Study Says Obesity Raises Risk of Death from Covid-19 Among Men
Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.
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Coupled transmembrane mechanisms control MCU-mediated mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake [Physiology]
Ca2+ uptake by mitochondria regulates bioenergetics, apoptosis, and Ca2+ signaling. The primary pathway for mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake is the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), a Ca2+-selective ion channel in the inner mitochondrial membrane. MCU-mediated Ca2+ uptake is driven by the sizable inner-membrane potential generated by the electron-transport chain. Despite the large…
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Resolution of eicosanoid/cytokine storm prevents carcinogen and inflammation-initiated hepatocellular cancer progression [Medical Sciences]
Toxic environmental carcinogens promote cancer via genotoxic and nongenotoxic pathways, but nongenetic mechanisms remain poorly characterized. Carcinogen-induced apoptosis may trigger escape from dormancy of microtumors by interfering with inflammation resolution and triggering an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response. While eicosanoid and cytokine storms are well-characterized in infection a
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A robust and interpretable end-to-end deep learning model for cytometry data [Biophysics and Computational Biology]
Cytometry technologies are essential tools for immunology research, providing high-throughput measurements of the immune cells at the single-cell level. Existing approaches in interpreting and using cytometry measurements include manual or automated gating to identify cell subsets from the cytometry data, providing highly intuitive results but may lead to significant information…
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An endosymbiont's ȷourney through metamorphosis of its insect host [Commentaries]
Symbiotic microorganisms are essential for the lives of many multicellular eukaryotes (1). In insects, decades of symbiosis and—more recently—microbiome research have shown that microbial symbionts can supplement limiting nutrients, aid in digestion or detoxification, and defend their host against antagonists, thereby expanding the ecological and evolutionary potential of their hosts…
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Universal free-energy landscape produces efficient and reversible electron bifurcation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]
For decades, it was unknown how electron-bifurcating systems in nature prevented energy-wasting short-circuiting reactions that have large driving forces, so synthetic electron-bifurcating molecular machines could not be designed and built. The underpinning free-energy landscapes for electron bifurcation were also enigmatic. We predict that a simple and universal free-energy landscape enables…
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Weight between young adulthood and midlife linked to early mortality
A new study finds that changes in weight between young adulthood and midlife may have important consequences for a person's risk of early death.
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Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission
A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.
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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe
Australian death toll stands at 379; France removed from UK travel corridor; Greece and Croatia impose midnight curfew on bars and restaurants France could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measures UK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list 'Critical moment': Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll 'to hit 200,000 by Labor Day' 1.23am BST Australia is deliveri
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The CDC clarifies that COVID-19 immunity and antibodies are still a mystery
New from @CDCgov : Updated Isolation Guidance Does Not Imply Immunity to COVID-19. "Contrary to media reporting today, this science does not imply a person is immune to reinfection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the 3 months following infection." pic.twitter.com/tYOF8IWuNz — Nsikan Akpan (@MoNscience) August 15, 2020
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Get Hired As A Cybersecurity Expert By Learning Ethical Hacking
The world of cybersecurity is an interesting place these days. Russia's hacking Western vaccine research. The FBI's Cyber Division is receiving 300-400% more cybersecurity complaints than they did pre-COVID. And Google's blocking 18 million malware and phishing scams a day related to the pandemic. It seems as if there are more bad guys with computers than ever these days — and one of the best way
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Sanitizing Surfaces Puts Our Minds at Ease. But What Good Do 'Deep Cleans' Really Do?
COVID-19 primarily spreads through the air. But that doesn't mean that businesses' hygiene and disinfection efforts are a total waste of time.
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You want to stop child abuse? Here's how you can actually help.
The conspiracy theory, QAnon, is doing more harm than good in the battle to end child trafficking. Foster youth expert, Regan Williams, says there are 25-29k missing children every year, not 800k, as marketed by QAnon. Real ways to help abused children include donating to nonprofits, taking educational workshops, and becoming a foster parent. Though Marjorie Taylor Greene is scrubbing her social
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Mathematical tool helps calculate properties of quantum materials more quickly
Many quantum materials have been nearly impossible to simulate mathematically because the computing time required is too long. Now engineers have demonstrated a way to considerably reduce the computing time. This could accelerate the development of materials for energy-efficient IT technologies of the future.
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Computer scientists set benchmarks to optimize quantum computer performance
Computer scientists have shown that existing compilers, which tell quantum computers how to use their circuits to execute quantum programs, inhibit the computers' ability to achieve optimal performance. Specifically, their research has revealed that improving quantum compilation design could help achieve computation speeds up to 45 times faster than currently demonstrated.
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Versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics, futuristic army platforms
Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all bound to each other perfectly. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
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AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
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Mathematical tool helps calculate properties of quantum materials more quickly
Many quantum materials have been nearly impossible to simulate mathematically because the computing time required is too long. Now engineers have demonstrated a way to considerably reduce the computing time. This could accelerate the development of materials for energy-efficient IT technologies of the future.
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AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment
Researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
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Covid-19 news: France could quarantine arrivals from the UK
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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One step closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts
Research has determined that locusts can smell explosives and determine where the smells originated — an important step in engineering cyborg bomb-sniffing locusts.
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A light bright and tiny: Scientists build a better nanoscale LED
A new design for light-emitting diodes achieves a dramatic increase in brightness as well as the ability to create laser light — characteristics that could make it valuable in a range of applications. The device shows an increase in brightness of 100 to 1,000 times over conventional submicron-sized LED designs.
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Hypothesis underlying the sensitivity of mammalian auditory system overturned
A new study challenges a decades-old hypothesis on adaptation, a key feature in how sensory cells of the inner ear (hair cells) detect sound.
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Watching changes in plant metabolism — live
Almost all life on Earth, e.g. our food and health, depend on metabolism in plants. To understand how these metabolic processes function, researchers are studying key mechanisms in the regulation of energy metabolism. A new method of in vivo biosensor technology has enabled them to monitor in real time what effects environmental changes have on the central metabolism of the model plant Arabidopsis
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Rewriting the recent history of productive Cascade Arc volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest over the last 2.6 million years are more numerous and closely connected to subsurface signatures of currently active magma than commonly thought, according to newly publish research.
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Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate
A new report from South Korea throws into question an earlier finding regarding transmission by older children.
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Green electricity for Europe: Small scale solutions also affordable
The European Union aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and is relying largely on renewable electricity to reach this goal. The implementation of this energy transition is the subject of heated debate: A continental-scale system that concentrates energy generation infrastructure in the most suitable locations would provide the most affordable solution but many citizens favor smaller, more di
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Veronica Tremblay
Contributor Veronica E. Tremblay is an editor and research administrator at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, and a graduate student in the MA in Science Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. Veronica enjoys exploring new places, going on desert hikes with her family, and doodling. Her greatest guilty pleasure is ramen noodles. Find o
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NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Josephine
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Tropical Storm Josephine east of the Lesser Antilles island chain. Suomi NPP revealed that Josephine was being affected by wind shear.
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One step closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts
Research has determined that locusts can smell explosives and determine where the smells originated — an important step in engineering cyborg bomb-sniffing locusts.
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Decline in US bird biodiversity related to neonicotinoids, study shows
Bird biodiversity is rapidly declining in the US. The overall bird population decreased by 29% since 1970, while grassland birds declined by an alarming 53%. A new study points to increased use of neonicotinoid insecticides as a major factor in the decline.
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An AI algorithm to help identify homeless youth at risk of substance abuse
While many programs and initiatives have been implemented to address the prevalence of substance abuse among homeless youth in the United States, they don't always include data-driven insights about environmental and psychological factors that could contribute to an individual's likelihood of developing a substance use disorder. Now, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could help predict sus
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Study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy
Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections, according to researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk of death in pregnant women and preventing low birth weights and neurocognitive impairment in their children as a result of anemia.
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Source of pathogen that causes bitter rot disease
Fungal spores responsible for bitter rot disease, a common and devastating infection in fruit, do not encounter their host plants by chance. Turns out, they have a symbiotic association with the plant, often living inside its leaves. The new way of looking at the fungal pathogen, Colletotrichum fioriniae, as a leaf endophyte — bacterial or fungal microorganisms that colonize healthy plant tissue
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Versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics, futuristic army platforms
Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all bound to each other perfectly. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
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NASA finds wind shear making Tropical Depression 10E struggle
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of a struggling Tropical Depression 10E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Wind shear is preventing the storm from intensifying into a tropical storm.
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Study rewrites the recent history of productive Cascade Arc volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest over the last 2.6 million years are more numerous and closely connected to subsurface signatures of currently active magma than commonly thought, according to newly published research.
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Traces of ancient life tell story of early diversity in marine ecosystems
If you could dive down to the ocean floor nearly 540 million years ago just past the point where waves begin to break, you would find an explosion of life—scores of worm-like animals and other sea creatures tunneling complex holes and structures in the mud and sand—where before the environment had been mostly barren.
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Using infrared eye tracking to study infant behavior
Researchers have adapted infrared technology to automate the tracking of visual tasks in infants in order to more accurately measure memory and cognitive behavior. The technique can help improve cognition studies in infants.
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Exploring connections between ovarian cancer and blood cells
Recent discoveries made by researchers at Texas A&M University could change the way ovarian cancer is understood and treated.
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Researchers capture footage of fluid behaving like a solid
Swansea University researchers from the College of Engineering have captured the moments a fluid reacts like a solid through a new method of fluid observation under pressurised conditions.
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Native trees thrive in teak plantations and may protect the Panama Canal
Native to India, teak is the go-to species for reforestation in Central America. But teak often underperforms in the nutrient poor soils that dominate tropical landscapes. To discover if the timber value of teak plantations grown on poor soils can be increased, scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute interplanted rosewood and amarillo, both economically valuable native tree speci
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How will COVID-19 affect the coming flu season? Scientists struggle for clues
Northern Hemisphere prepares for winter with little insight about how the new coronavirus and other respiratory viruses interact
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Opinion: Science in a Time of Crisis
A new book explores the ways that research findings are used and misused.
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Aurora mysteries unlocked with NASA's THEMIS mission
A special type of aurora, draped east-west across the night sky like a glowing pearl necklace, is helping scientists better understand the science of auroras and their powerful drivers out in space. Known as auroral beads, these lights often show up just before large auroral displays, which are caused by electrical storms in space called substorms. Previously, scientists weren't sure if auroral be
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Science Projects for Nature-Loving Kids to do Outdoors or Online
These fun and easy science projects and experiments can help kids learn about nature either online or in the great outdoors.
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Lull Yourself To Sleep With A Two-Year Subscription To Restflix
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to good physical and mental health. A lack of healthy sleep has been tied to struggles with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, while a chronic lack of sleep may increase the risk of some mental health concerns . Even if it didn't, though, we all know what it's like to try and get through the day without enough rest. Restflix is designed to help, and you can
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Is the COVID-19 virus pathogenic because it depletes specific host microRNAs?
Why is the COVID-19 virus deadly, while many other coronaviruses just cause colds? A team of researchers propose an answer — the COVID-19 virus acts as a microRNA "sponge." This action modulates host microRNA levels in ways that aid viral replication and stymies the host immune response. This testable hypothesis results from analysis of current literature and a bioinformatic study of the COVID-19
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AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
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A method has been developed to study extreme space weather events
An international team of scientists developed a method to study fast Coronal Mass Ejections, powerful ejections of magnetized matter from the outer atmosphere of the Sun. The results can help to better understand and predict the most extreme space weather events and their potential to cause strong geomagnetic storms that directly affect the operation of engineering systems in space and on Earth.
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Pregnant mother's immunity tied to behavioral, emotional challenges for kids with autism
Children with autism born to mothers who had immune conditions during their pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral and emotional problems, a UC Davis Health study has found. Offspring sex may also interact with maternal immune conditions to influence outcomes, particularly in terms of a child's cognition.
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Versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics, futuristic army platforms
Nature's blueprint for the human limb is a carefully layered structure with stiff bone wrapped in layers of different soft tissue, like muscle and skin, all bound to each other perfectly. Achieving this kind of sophistication using synthetic materials to build biologically inspired robotic parts or multicomponent, complex machines has been an engineering challenge.
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PARP inhibitor becomes new treatment option for some men with advanced prostate cancer
Results from an international clinical trial found that men with advanced prostate cancer who have mutated BRCA1/BRCA2 genes can be treated successfully with a targeted therapy known as rucaparib.
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UK ministers were warned local lockdowns could fuel racial tensions
Government accused of being 'tone deaf' for imposing restrictions in the north of England despite warnings Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has been accused of being "tone deaf" for its sudden introduction of further lockdown restrictions in the north of England last month shortly after being warned that local interventions could fuel racial tensions. D
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Here's a map of Mars with as much water as Earth
Sci-fi visions of Mars have changed over time, in step with humanity's own obsessions. Once the source of alien invaders, the Red Planet is now deemed ripe for terraforming. Here's an extreme example: Mars with exactly as much surface water as Earth. Misogynists in space "Oh, my God, it's a woman," he said in a tone of devastating disgust. "Stowaway to Mars" hasn't aged well. First serialised in
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Social connection is the strongest protective factor for depression
Researchers have identified a set of modifiable factors from a field of over 100 that could represent valuable targets for preventing depression in adults. The team named social connection as the strongest protective factor for depression, and suggested that reducing sedentary activities such as TV watching and daytime napping could also help lower the risk of depression.
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Red bricks can store energy just like batteries
It's possible to convert red bricks, some of the world's cheapest and most familiar building materials, into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity like a battery, a new study shows. The researchers have developed a method to make or modify "smart bricks" that can store energy until required for powering devices. The method converts bricks into a type of energy storage devic
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