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Trial supports first specific treatment for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Mavacamten improves heart function and symptoms in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to results of the EXPLORER-HCM trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020.
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Early rhythm control therapy improves outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation
Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm control therapy, according to results of the EAST-AFNET 4 trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020.
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Angina drug fails to improve outcomes after successful revascularisation
Trimetazidine administered after successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not improve outcomes in patients with chronic or acute coronary syndromes, according to results of the ATPCI trial presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020.
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Study reveals best anti-clotting strategy after heart valve intervention
The POPular TAVI trial has challenged current guideline recommendations on antiplatelet treatment after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients not taking oral anticoagulation. The findings are presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2020.
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Citizen scientists bring surprising insights into cowslip mating system
Heterostyly is a floral polymorphism promoting pollen transfer between plant individuals. The purpose of heterostyly was puzzling already Charles Darwin. Now, nearly 160 years after Darwin's landmark study on the heterostyly of cowslips, a large-scale citizen science campaign in Estonia has brought novel insights into this fascinating but complex 'marriage arrangement' of heterostylous plants and
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Antibody blockade effective in treatment of severe COVID-19
A hyperinflammatory response following infection or trauma can cause the life-threatening condition cytokine release syndrome (CRS). Researchers led by Osaka University found that IL-6 signaling induces the expression of inflammatory cytokines and PAI-1 in CRS patients, causing respiratory distress and multiple organ failure, which are also observed in severe COVID-19 patients. Blockade of IL-6 si
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Eating your vegetables is easier said than done
The landmark EAT-Lancet report on food in the Anthropocene sets ambitious targets. Putting it into action, however, will require policymakers to make sustainable food systems a top-level priority. A new article charts a path forward.
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A soft-hearted approach to healing
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and Keio University have clarified the roles of matrix stiffness and mechanotransduction as well as the signaling pathways in the transformation of cardiac fibroblasts into contractile cardiomyocytes and show that soft substrates comparable to native myocardium improve the efficiency of this cardiac reprogramming. This has potential for research into biomat
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Red, green and blue single-mode lasing in heterogeneously coupled system
Tunable microlasers that span the full visible spectrum, particularly red, green and blue (RGB)colors, are of crucial importance for various optical devices. Towards this goal, scientist in China proposed a heterogeneously coupled structure composed of three spherical microcavities. With each resonator serving as lasing source and filter simultaneously, tunable red, green and blue lasing was demon
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Scientists develop low-temperature resisting aqueous zinc-based batteries
A research group led by Prof. LI Xianfeng from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) developed a low-temperature resisting, cost-effective, safe and eco-friendly hybrid electrolyte for aqueous zinc-based batteries.
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Climate change could increase rice yields
Rice is the most consumed staple food in the world. It is especially common in Asia, where hunger concerns are prevalent.
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Does a black hole fire up cold heart of the Phoenix?
Radio astronomers have detected jets of hot gas blasted out by a black hole in the galaxy at the heart of the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster, located 5.9 billion light-years away in the constellation Phoenix. This is an important result for understanding the coevolution of galaxies, gas, and black holes in galaxy clusters.
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A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more
In work that could have a major impact on several industries—from pharmaceuticals to cosmetics and even food—MIT engineers have developed a novel platform for the controlled delivery of certain important drugs, nutrients, and other substances to human cells.
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Ancient sloth found to have been bitten by ancient crocodile
A pair of researchers, one with Instituto Argentino de Nivología, the other Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, has found fossil evidence of an ancient giant ground sloth living in proto-Amazonian swamps. The fossil has shinbone bite marks from a Miocene caiman Purussaurus, a large crocodilian species from the period. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, François Pujos and Ro
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Extra support needed for English-second-language students in junior high, study shows
A sizable proportion of junior high school students whose first language is not English are falling behind in oral language and literacy skills, according to a recent U of A linguistics study.
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Microlensing measurement of a quasar's accretion disk
An active galactic nucleus (AGN) is a supermassive black hole residing at the core of a galaxy that is accreting material. The accretion occurs in the vicinity of the hot torus around the nucleus, and it can generate rapidly moving jets of charged particles that emit bright, variable radiation as material ccelertes as it falls inward. Quasars are perhaps the best-known luminous AGN, and their nucl
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NASA selects proposals for new space environment missions
NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth. The information will improve understanding about the universe as well as offer key information to help protect astronauts, satellites, and communications signals—such as GPS—in space.
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Ny overenskomstaftale for praktiserende læger trækker ud
Den nye overenskomstaftale for almen praksis er endnu ikke på plads. Derfor føjer parterne nu endnu et forhandlingsmøde til kalenderen. »Vi har brug for mere tid,« lyder forklaringen fra PLO.
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Why Blood Clots Are a Major Problem in Severe Covid-19
Out-of-control clotting can endanger some patients even after the virus has gone. Researchers are trying to understand the problem and how to treat it.
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How a mother's voice shapes her baby's developing brain
It is no surprise that a child prefers its mother's voice to those of strangers. Beginning in the womb, a foetus's developing auditory pathways sense the sounds and vibrations of its mother. Soon after birth, a child can identify its mother's voice and will work to hear her voice better over unfamiliar female voices. A 2014 study of preterm infants showed that playing a recording of the mother's
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Tiny circuits, long distances: Smaller light processing devices for fiber-optic communication
Researchers at Michigan Tech have mapped a noise-reducing magneto-optical response that occurs in fiber-optic communications, opening the door for new materials technologies.
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Research targets horn fly scourge variables
Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon.
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Outlook shows bushfire risk for spring
The 2020/21 fire season will be driven by vastly different climate drivers than the previous two fire seasons, according to the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: September–November 2020, released today by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Center.
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From identification to a chemical fingerprint for explosives in forensic research
The police frequently encounter explosives in their forensic investigations related to criminal and terrorist activities. Chemical analysis of explosives can yield valuable tactical information for police and counter-terrorist units. Within the compass of her doctoral research, Karlijn Bezemer has developed a new generation of tools which can be used to not only identify signature properties of ex
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Is mathematics real? A viral TikTok video raises a legitimate question with exciting answers
While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient foundations of mathematics and found an absolute gem of a question:
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Slippery superfluids push jets to breaking point
A unique type of helium that can flow without being affected by friction has helped a KAUST team better understand the transformation of rapidly moving liquids into tiny droplets.
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When plants and their microbes are not in sync, the results can be disastrous
Many of us have heard about inflammatory bowel disease, a debilitating condition that is associated with an abnormal collection of microbes in the human gut—known as the gut microbiome. My lab recently found that, like humans, plants can also develop this condition, known as dysbiosis, with severe consequences.
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Strokes in babies are surprisingly common; here's how the body rushes to the rescue
New research is shedding light on the development of the brain's immune defenses – and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in the first month of life.
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Guam study advances research of cycads as an ecotoxin
University of Guam research has revealed that younger cycad seeds pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed than more mature seeds, bringing the scientific community one step closer to understanding the origins of a neurodegenerative disease prevalent on Guam in World War II and closer to understanding related neurological disorders elsewhere.
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Nerve cells with energy saving program
Thanks to a metabolic adjustment, the cells can remain functional despite damage to the mitochondria.
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Architecture of the heart different between women and men and with age
Differences in the shape and texture of men and women's hearts could potentially explain why their risk of heart disease differs, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings are being presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.
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USTC researchers design continuous-scanning sky brightness monitor in 2.5- to 5-μm band
Researches from USTC proposed a continuous-scanning near-infrared sky brightness monitor (CNISBM). It can measure 2.5 to 5 μm infrared sky brightness based on an InSb detector and a linear variable filter.
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Hots dogs, chicken wings and city living helped wetland wood storks thrive
Using the Wood Stork, researchers compared city storks with natural wetland storks to gauge their success in urban environments based on their diet and food opportunities. Results provide evidence of how a wetland species persists and even thrives in an urban environment by switching to human foods like chicken wings and hots dogs when natural marshes are in bad shape. These findings indicate that
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How weather affects crawfish harvests
To help inform farmers, researchers at Louisiana State University are the first to quantify how rainfall and temperature affect crawfish harvest yields.
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Scoring system for the diagnosis of COVID-19
This scoring system for Covid-19 is simple, could be calculated in a few minutes, and incorporates the main possible data/findings of any patient.
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Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for action
The inclusion of mental health as part of national public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic is mandatory in assisting all those in need.
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Research targets horn fly scourge variables
Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon.
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When plants and their microbes are not in sync, the results can be disastrous
Many of us have heard about inflammatory bowel disease, a debilitating condition that is associated with an abnormal collection of microbes in the human gut—known as the gut microbiome. My lab recently found that, like humans, plants can also develop this condition, known as dysbiosis, with severe consequences.
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The best first aid kits for at home and on the go
Emergency supplies at the ready. (Jeffrey F Lin via Unsplash /) There is nothing worse than having a wound and realizing your daughter used the last bandage on her stuffed animal. Or, in a worst case scenario, you find yourself unprepared in the event of a disaster. Here is a compilation of the best and most complete first aid kids so that you know you and your family will be prepared. Whether yo
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'It destroys lives': why the razor-blade pain of vaginismus is so misunderstood
This common condition can lead to relationship breakdown and unnecessary surgery. So why is treatment still so poor and underfunded? I was just a few weeks into a new relationship when the pain started. Whenever my boyfriend and I started to have penetrative sex, it felt as if there were razor blades inside me. At first I laughed it off, but soon I became terrified of intercourse. My body would f
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Travelling through a wormhole without dying may actually be possible
Most of the wormholes that could theoretically exist cannot be traversed, but adding an extra dimension makes it possible to make one you could pass through without dying
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Are hurricanes strengthening more rapidly?
Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24 hours. By the time it made it landfall, it was a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 mile-per-hour winds.
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Best USB-C cables for an easy and reliable connection
Extra cables when you need them. (Mika Baumeister via Unsplash/) Are you constantly looking for a functional phone charger? Have you gotten shocked thanks to frayed cables, or realized in horror that your cable is so worn out it will take hours to properly charge your phone? Or even worse, have you found yourself trying to transfer a large amount from your computer to your phone before a trip, on
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Molecular outflow identified in the galaxy NGC 1482
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers from Japan have probed a nearby starburst galaxy known as NGC 1482. They detected a molecular gas outflow that could be essential to improving the understanding of the galactic wind in NGC 1482. The finding is detailed in a paper published August 20 on arXiv.org.
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Sorting chloroplasts, pollen grains and coffee grounds
Nature, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02500-4 Flow-cytometry manager Armando Pacheco describes how he helps researchers to plan experiments that involve categorizing and counting individual cells.
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Home composters that will help your garden and the planet
Composting solutions for your yard. (Neslihan Gunaydin via Unsplash/) Using compost is one of the best ways to improve the soil quality of your garden, and with a home composter, you can make your own using garden waste and table scraps. It's an inexpensive way to improve the look of your property. It's also environmentally friendly, since you're keeping that material out of a landfill. Compost i
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People love winning streaks by individuals — teams, not so much
People enjoy witnessing extraordinary individuals – from athletes to CEOs – extend long runs of dominance in their fields, a new study suggests. But they aren't as interested in seeing similar streaks of success by teams or groups."Everyone wants Usain Bolt to win another gold medal for sprinting. Not so many people want to see the New England Patriots win another Super Bowl," said Jesse Walker, l
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EBMT trial shows improvements in treatment of Severe Aplastic Anaemia
The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), Europe's collaborative peer network of professionals working in the field of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy, announced today the results of the phase III RACE trial during EBMTs virtual 46th Annual Meeting. Preliminary data show that adding Eltrombopag to standard immunosuppressive treatment is safe and increases res
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Aspirated consonants may promote the spread of COVID-19, RUDN University linguist says
According to a linguist from RUDN University, the number of COVID-19 cases in a country might be related to the existence of aspirated consonants in its main language of communication. This data can help create more accurate models to describe the spread of COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the Medical Hypotheses journal.
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Elon Musik viser hjerneimplantater med 1.000 elektroder i grise
Iværksættervirksomheden Neuralink viste i weekenden flere grise der har fået hjerneimplantater med 1.000 elektroder. Der er dog stadig lang vej til at styre computere med tankens kraft.
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Rare Meteorites Point to Origin of Water on Earth
If you remember even basic elementary school geography, you know that Earth's surface is mostly water. Scientists have disagreed about how all that water ended up on Earth. Was it all here when the planet formed, or was Earth a dry husk until asteroids and comets delivered water? A new analysis of meteorites published in the journal Science points to a watery Earth from the start . It's not unthi
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Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods doubles post-op delirium risk for older adults
Where you live can increase your risk for experiencing delirium after surgery. So said a study that showed older adults who live in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods are two times more likely to experience delirium after surgery than their counterparts from more affluent communities.
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Asthma may not be a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19
A new research letter published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for developing COVID-19 that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals with asthma are at higher risk for hospitalization and other severe effects from COVID-19, similar
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The Pheromonophone Lets You Reach Out and Smell Someone
The prankish device is the subject of a new audiobook that pokes serious fun at Silicon Valley's culture of disruption. We spoke with its inventor.
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Elon Musk Unveils Neuralink Pig
Three days ago Elon Musk revealed an update to his Neuralink project – a pig named Gertrude that had the latest version of the Neuralink implanted. (I first wrote about the Neuralink here .) The demonstration does not seem to involve anything that itself is new with brain-machine interfaces, but it does represent Musk bringing the state of the art together into a device that is designed to be com
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Severe storms are increasingly leaving us without power. Microgrids can help.
Power grids can be big and clunky—microgrids might change that. (Jason Blackeye/Unsplash/) Not long after Hurricane Laura made landfall in southeastern Louisiana on Thursday morning, there were already hundreds of thousands of people without power, with no indication of when it will return. Blackouts are not a problem unique to this storm. They're a consequence that can be expected whenever a maj
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Nanorör är porten till cellens inre
De senaste åren har en rad biotekniker som baseras på att sända in nytt material i celler utvecklats. Ett omskrivet exempel är gensaxen CRISPR som har använts för att modifiera gener, och som F&F tidigare har skrivit om bland annat 2016 och 2018.
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770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination
Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday.
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Greece: Wildfire blackens gate of ancient fortress city
Greece's culture minister says the archaeological site of Mycenae has not been damaged by a wildfire that swept through the area, despite blackening the entrance to the ancient citadel.
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770-pound crocodile caught at Outback tourist destination
Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-meter (14.5-foot) saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday.
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Image: Hubble views edge of stellar blast
While appearing as a delicate and light veil draped across the sky, this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope actually depicts a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave, located around 2,400 light-years away. The name of the supernova remnant comes from its position in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan), where it covers an area 36 times larger than the full moon.
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Scientists reveal complete physical scenario of sympathetic eruption of two solar filaments
Solar filaments are large magnetic structures confining cool and dense plasma suspended in the hot and tenuous corona.
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Researchers propose strategy for catalytic regiodivergent hydrosilylation of isoprene
Controlling the regioselectivity has been a fundamental issue in organic synthesis due to the possible formation of a set of regioisomers in chemical reactions.
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Mitochondria control cells using their own complete fatty acid synthesis machine
It shouldn't be any secret that mitochondria can make their own fatty acids. The enzymes mitochondria use to do it were discovered decades ago. Unfortunately, only a few individuals among the biologically literate masses have come to appreciate this critical fact about mitochondrial behavior. Perhaps the bigger issue is why mitochondria would go to all the trouble when cells can already make all t
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Intelligent software tackles plant cell jigsaw puzzle
Imagine working on a jigsaw puzzle with so many pieces that even the edges seem indistinguishable from others at the puzzle's center. And to make matters worse, the pieces are not only numerous, but ever-changing. In fact, it is necessary not only to solve the puzzle, but to "un-solve" it to parse out how each piece brings the picture wholly into focus.
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Mitochondria control cells using their own complete fatty acid synthesis machine
It shouldn't be any secret that mitochondria can make their own fatty acids. The enzymes mitochondria use to do it were discovered decades ago. Unfortunately, only a few individuals among the biologically literate masses have come to appreciate this critical fact about mitochondrial behavior. Perhaps the bigger issue is why mitochondria would go to all the trouble when cells can already make all t
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Intelligent software tackles plant cell jigsaw puzzle
Imagine working on a jigsaw puzzle with so many pieces that even the edges seem indistinguishable from others at the puzzle's center. And to make matters worse, the pieces are not only numerous, but ever-changing. In fact, it is necessary not only to solve the puzzle, but to "un-solve" it to parse out how each piece brings the picture wholly into focus.
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Study shows efforts in mangrove conservation and restoration paying off
In recent years, mangrove deforestation has raised alarms about increased carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Research led by the Singapore-ETH Center shows that the net amount of carbon released from deforestation between 1996 and 2016 globally is only 1.8%, or less than 0.1% of global CO2 emissions. The new approach of quantifying net losses of mangrove carbon stocks is the first to take into
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Study shows efforts in mangrove conservation and restoration paying off
In recent years, mangrove deforestation has raised alarms about increased carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Research led by the Singapore-ETH Center shows that the net amount of carbon released from deforestation between 1996 and 2016 globally is only 1.8%, or less than 0.1% of global CO2 emissions. The new approach of quantifying net losses of mangrove carbon stocks is the first to take into
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A new strategy for the electrochemical reduction of nitrate to ammonia
Ammonia (NH3) is a colorless, gaseous and water-soluble compound used in several sectors, including agriculture, the energy sector, and a variety of industries. For over a century, the main way of producing large quantities of ammonia has been via the Haber-Bosch process, which entails the use of high pressure to produce a chemical reaction that enables the direct synthesis of ammonia from hydroge
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Effekten av ångestdämpande läkemedel minskar om fiskar simmar i grupp
En ny avhandling från Umeå universitet visar att läkemedelsrester är mer beständiga i vattendrag än vad man tidigare trott. Studien ger också lugnande besked till de som fruktat att fiskar ska ta livshotande risker till följd av ångestdämpande läkemedel i vattenmiljön. Läkemedelsrester i vattendrag är ett uppmärksammat miljöproblem. En ökad läkemedelsanvändning till följd av en växande och åldran
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Dear Therapist: Should My Parents Get Divorced?
Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, For quite some time, I've known that my parents haven't gotten along. They are polar opposites: My father is mild-mannered to the point of reticence; my mother is mercurial and can go from playful and loving t
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America Is Running Low on a Crucial Resource for COVID-19 Vaccines
In the past seven months, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines, therapies, and drugs have been pushed into development. But for any of these treatments to make it to humans, they usually have to face another animal first: a monkey. And here, scientists in the United States say they are facing a bottleneck. There just aren't enough monkeys to go around. "Nationally, there is basically a big shortage,"
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Mask Up and Shut Up
C OVID-19 researchers have rightly extolled the virtues of masks , hailed the necessity of ventilation , and praised the salutary nature of outdoor activities . But another behavioral tactic hasn't received enough attention, in part because it makes itself known by its absence. That tactic is silence. Yes, it is finally time to talk, in this pandemic, about the importance of not talking in this p
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Nybyggd molekyl lagrar solenergi
Forskare vid Linköpings universitet har utvecklat en molekyl som absorberar energi från solljus och lagrar energin i de kemiska bindningarna i molekylen. Tanken är att molekylen på sikt ska kunna användas till att effektivt fånga in och lagra solenergi för senare bruk. Det kommer många gånger mer energi till jorden från solen än vad vi människor använder. Vi tar tillvara på denna energi med solen
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Can the history of pollution shape a better future?
Nature, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02498-9 The poisonous legacy of industry holds lessons, two books show.
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Should Google's Ad Market Be Regulated Like the Stock Market?
A leading antitrust scholar says yes. Congress may be listening.
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How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities
Speaking at a prestigious crypto conference this month, Seny Kamara called on the field to recognize its blind spots—and fix them.
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The Dangers of Intellectual Territorialism
Narrow expertise has its value, but it's also vital to let scientists step out of their "lanes" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Så meget afslører din tilstedeværelse på sociale medier om dig
Din holdning til kontroversielle emner kan udledes af, hvem du følger på de sociale netværk, men forskere arbejder på modforanstaltninger.
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Deep-Sea Mining: How to Balance Need for Metals with Ecological Impacts
As the industry inches closer to reality, scientists probe potential environmental harms — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Deep-Sea Mining: How to Balance Need for Metals with Ecological Impacts
As the industry inches closer to reality, scientists probe potential environmental harms — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Förändring av blodfetter förvarnar om psykos
Förändringar av blodfetter förvarnar om utvecklingen av psykos hos en person i riskzonen. Samma koppling finns också till viktökning. Det visar ny forskning vid Örebro universitet. – Resultatet visar att mätning av blodfetter kan användas för att identifiera personer med högst risk att utveckla en psykos. Eller att öka i vikt, vilket är vanligt vid en psykos, säger Matej Orešič, forskare i biomed
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All That Performative Environmentalism Adds Up
My newly adopted home state is on fire again: Scorching heat and lightning strikes have sparked dozens of fires across California, burning an area the size of Rhode Island. Iowa is reeling from a deadly derecho. The Mountain West is suffering through a severe drought . Towns and cities all over are experiencing one of the hottest summers on record, if not the hottest . And a hurricane just tore t
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The Minimalist Who Wasn't
Image above : Donald Judd's 100 untitled works in mill aluminum, 1982–1986, as installed in Marfa, Texas. (Photograph by Alex Marks. Donald Judd Art © 2020 Judd Foundation / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York.) B ringing my toddler to the Donald Judd retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art when it opened last winter forced me to recognize the ways Judd's objects resemble playground equipmen
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Wait, how did my name end up on that paper?
There's an "us" in lupus, but no "we" — at least in the case of a 2020 paper whose list of authors was a fabrication. Published in the journal Lupus, the article, "Antibodies to cellular prion protein and its cognate ligand stress-inducible protein 1 in systemic lupus erythematosus," was written by a group led by … Continue reading
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Techtopia 161: Sådan afslører man deep fakes
Deep fakes – falske videoer lavet ved hjælp af maskinlæring – er et voksende problem på nettet.
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Coronavirus: 'selfish covidiots' on flight to UK from Greek island criticised
Tui launches investigation after almost 200 passengers told to isolate after outbreak Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A flight from the Greek island of Zante was "full of selfish 'covidiots' and an inept crew", according to a passenger among the almost 200 onboard who have been told to self-isolate after a coronavirus outbreak. Tui said it had launched an investigati
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Forskning holder skindet på næsen i finanslovsforslag
Det gik ikke så galt som frygtet. Regeringen opfinder en ny pulje til grøn forskning, der samlet set betyder stort set uændret forskningsbudget til næste år.
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Coronavirus News: Live Updates
India now has the world's third-highest death toll, and hospitalizations in Louisiana increase over the weekend.
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Myriam Sarachik Never Gave Up on Physics
The New York-based scientist overcame sexism and personal tragedy to make major contributions to the field, for which she received recognition this year.
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Stören i det storpolitiska spelet
Förbittrad över Kalmarunionens förfall for kung Hans av Danmark 1495 till Sverige för att uppvakta riksföreståndaren Sten Sture. I en maktdemonstration seglade han Gribshunden mot Kalmar för att säkra den svenska kronan. Men skeppet sprang i luften efter en brand ombord, medan Hans lyckligtvis var i land. Skeppet som var lastat med dyrbara gåvor blev kvar på botten och hittades på 1960-talet. Förs
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For people with high blood pressure, telemonitoring may cut heart attack, stroke rate by 50%
Adults with uncontrolled high blood pressure were about half as likely to have serious cardiovascular events in the five years after a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program compared to those receiving routine primary care.By reducing cardiovascular events, the telemonitoring intervention saved about $1,900 over five years in overall health care costs for each individual.
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Explainer: What do political databases know about you?
American citizens are inundated with political messages—on social networks, in their news feeds, through email, text messages, and phone calls. It's not an accident that people get bombarded: political groups prefer a "multimodal" voter contact strategy, where they use many platforms and multiple attempts to persuade a citizen to engage with their cause or candidate. An ad is followed by an email
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TI: »Der er ikke brug for mere forskning i brintproduktion«
PLUS. Et dansk-norsk forskningsprojekt er nu så tæt på den teoretiske grænse for produktion af brint via alkalisk elektrolyse, at vi skal se at få sat gang i industriel produk­tion.
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Kommentar: Ingeniører – ud i medierne med jer
Man kan ikke brokke sig over at tabe kampen i medierne, hvis man ikke spiller med. Det nytter heller ikke at klage over reglerne – man er nødt til at deltage på spillets præmisser.
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The Most American COVID-19 Failure Yet
W ith her thin eyebrows arched high on her forehead, Robyn Openshaw urged her 212,000 fans to stand up to a new menace: contact tracing. Openshaw, a widely followed health blogger who goes by "Green Smoothie Girl" on Facebook, had recently heard of a bill in Congress that would provide $100 million to mobile health clinics to help monitor the spread of COVID-19. "Are you willing to hand over your
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Inherited salt-losing tubulopathies are associated with immunodeficiency due to impaired IL-17 responses
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18184-3 Salt levels in culture affect the polarisation of Th17 cells, which normally protect the host from fungal and bacterial infections. Here, the authors study patients with salt-losing tubulopathies (SLT) to find that, while Th17 immunity is dampened in SLT patients, their Th17-inducing signaling pathways are int
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Societal benefits of halving agricultural ammonia emissions in China far exceed the abatement costs
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18196-z Global largest agricultural ammonia (NH3) emissions in China have caused severe damage to both ecosystem and human health, yet no policy is formulated to reduce NH3 emissions. Here, the authors show that halving agricultural NH3 emissions with feasible technical mitigation options in China generates far more s
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The cellular and molecular landscape of hypothalamic patterning and differentiation from embryonic to late postnatal development
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18231-z The cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating hypothalamic patterning and differentiation are unclear. Here, the authors profiled the transcriptome of the developing hypothalamus at single cell level, providing a resource to hypothalamic development in health and disease.
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ABHD4-dependent developmental anoikis safeguards the embryonic brain
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18175-4 During embryonic development, neural progenitor cells undergo numerous cell divisions. Here, the authors show that ABHD4-mediated developmental anoikis distinguishes the physiological delamination and the pathological detachment of progenitor cells with relevance to fetal alcohol-induced apoptosis.
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Cardiac dopamine D1 receptor triggers ventricular arrhythmia in chronic heart failure
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18128-x The pathophysiological role of dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) in chronic heart failure remains elusive. Here the authors show that D1R-expressing cardiomyocytes appear in chronic heart failure and play a pivotal role in triggering lethal ventricular arrhythmias.
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Plasticity of muscle synergies through fractionation and merging during development and training of human runners
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18210-4 Motor commands for human locomotion are generated by combination of muscle synergies. In humans, muscle synergies for running exhibit considerable plasticity during child-to-adult development and adult training to meet the constantly changing biomechanical and efficiency demands.
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Unconscious reinforcement learning of hidden brain states supported by confidence
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-17828-8 Humans can unconsciously learn to gamble on rewarding options, but can they do so when it comes to their own mental states? Here, the authors show that participants can learn to use unconscious representations in their own brains to earn rewards, and that metacognition correlates with their learning processes.
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Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction
Nature Communications, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18199-w Theta range oscillations in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) are associated with conditioned fear. Here, the authors use exogenous oscillatory stimulation of the BLA and mPFC in mice to determine the dynamic roles of theta-range oscillatory states across conditioned fear a
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The satellite observed glacier mass changes over the Upper Indus Basin during 2000–2012
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71281-7
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The fundamentals of cultural adaptation: implications for human adaptation
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-70475-3
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Outcome saliency modulates behavioral decision switching
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71182-9
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Growth retardation-responsive analysis of mRNAs and long noncoding RNAs in the liver tissue of Leiqiong cattle
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71206-4
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Tight security bounds for decoy-state quantum key distribution
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71107-6
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Functional skeletal muscle model derived from SOD1-mutant ALS patient iPSCs recapitulates hallmarks of disease progression
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-70510-3
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Pseudotyping of VSV with Ebola virus glycoprotein is superior to HIV-1 for the assessment of neutralising antibodies
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71225-1
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An appraisal of whole-room indirect calorimeters and a metabolic cart for measuring resting and active metabolic rates
Scientific Reports, Published online: 31 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71001-1
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Is a capitalist-socialist economy inevitable?
What will the economy of the future look like? To answer that we must first consider the current trajectory and the ways in which modern capitalism operates, who it benefits, and if it is sustainable. In this video, historians, economists, and authors discuss income and wealth inequality, how the American economy grew into the machine that it is today, the pillars of capitalism and how the concep
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The Frontline Health Care Workers Facing Threats of Deportation
With President Trump's continued vows to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, thousands of health care staff leading America's pandemic response face an uncertain future. Advocates say that ending DACA would exacerbate a looming shortage of medical professionals amid a public health crisis.
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Region sparer millioner på unødvendig medicinudskrivning
Region Midtjylland har forbedret patientsikkerhed og sparet otte mio. kr. ved at efteruddanne praktiserende læger i kritisk gennemgang af medicinlister.
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Geus: Cementstøv på markerne giver næppe den store CO2-reduktion
Vi kan højst opnå en reduktion på 0,1 ton CO2 over en tiårig periode. Til gengæld risikerer man at udvaske tungmetaller fra markerne.
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Mors alder påvirker ikke risiko for medfødte hjerterytmeforstyrrelser hos børn
Selvom mødre i den vestlige del af verden føder børn senere og senere, ser det ikke ud til, at det øger børnenes risiko for at blive født med hjerterytmeforstyrrelser.
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Spørgeskemaer kan forudsige hjertepatienters risiko for at dø
Hvis man vil vide, hvordan det kommer til at gå patienter med iskæmisk hjertesygdom efter udskrivelse, kan man med fordel spørge patienterne selv.
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Sir Isaac Newton's notes among Cambridge web gallery 'treasures'
Cambridge University Library adds high-resolution images of its collection to a free culture site.
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Blodtryksmedicin gavner også personer uden forhøjet blodtryk
Blodtryksmedicin kan reducere risikoen for blodprop i hjertet og slagtilfælde – selv blandt personer med normalt blodtryk. Patientens risiko for blodprop bør styre beslutning om at igangsætte blodtrykssænkende behandling, mener forsker.
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Ingen kobling mellem blodtryksmedicin og kræftrisiko
Det største studie til dato finder ingen sammenhæng mellem indtag af blodtrykssænkende medicin og risiko for at udvikle kræft.
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UK's 'first geothermal lido' opens in Cornwall
The pool in Penzance is mainly heated by a 410m-deep well and reaches a temperature of 35°C.
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The search engine boss who wants to help us all plant trees
Christian Kroll is the boss of Ecosia, which donates 80% of its profits to tree-planting projects.
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Searching for the lost dogs of the Beirut blast
Many pets ran away after a massive explosion in Beirut, leaving Leila Molana-Allen pining for a missing puppy.
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Hilary Swank on Netflix's sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma
Hilary Swank talks about her role for Netflix as the commander on the first manned mission to Mars.
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Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before?
Blazes are continuing to rage in the Amazon rainforest, despite the Brazilian president's fire ban.
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Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 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 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading…
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Mauritius oil spill: 'We want to protect our island'
Young locals are helping to prevent environmental damage after an oil leak from a ship that ran aground.
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Price of plastic carrier bags in England to double to 10p next year
The fee for single-use bags will rise to 10p and be extended to all shops from April 2021.
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Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain
Gertrude the pig is a prototype of a brain-to-machine interface.
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Cloud gaming: Are game streaming services bad for the planet?
Remote streaming services may be the future but could cause a sharp rise in emissions, a study shows.
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BMI er bedre end gener til at vurdere risiko for diabetes
Vægttab kan forebygge eller sågar kurere personer for diabetes, viser ny forskning fra hjertekongressen ESC.
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Body mass index is a more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics
Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.
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Patienter kan nøjes med aspirin efter aortaklapimplantation
Forskere anbefaler ny behandlingsstrategi uden blodfortyndende medicin til patienter efter kateterbaseret aortaklapimplantation.
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Can "optimizing your metabolism" through diet prevent or cure COVID-19?
A favorite claim by those favoring "holistic" therapies is that using diet to "optimize metabolism" can prevent or treat COVID-19. These claims are of a piece with similar claims for many other diseases and are just as exaggerated.
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Large study finds no link between blood pressure medication and cancer
There is no evidence that blood pressure lowering drugs increase the risk of cancer, according to the most extensive study conducted on the topic. The late breaking research is presented today at ESC Congress 2020.
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British Doctors Study
Är det skadligt att röka? var en banbrytande kohortstudie som bekräftade kopplingen mellan röktobak och lungcancer. Läget i början på femtiotalet var att sambandet hade misstänkts tidigare men inte bekräftats rent statistiskt. 1951 bad Storbritanniens medicinska forskningsråd sin statistiska forskningsenhet att genomföra en prospektiv studie för att på allvar studera ett eventuellt […] The post
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Børn og ældre får medicin, der ikke er godkendt til dem: Kan give voldsomme bivirkninger
Fordi meget medicin kun testes på voksne, må læger famle sig frem, når de giver medicin til børn og ældre.
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Intelligent software tackles plant cell jigsaw puzzle
German researchers, including scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (EMBL), developed a machine learning-based algorithm to study the morphogenesis of plants at a cellular level. So far it was impossible to solve this evolving and changing puzzle.
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Rollout of UK's antibody tests still awaiting regulatory approval
Johnson's 'game-changer' stalled with tests down from 40,000 to just 5,000 a day
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Stressed Out: Causes, Effects and Keeping Calm
Chronic stress makes people sick. The fight-or-flight response activates our bodies to face immediate threats, but that stress system must turn off to allow organs to recover. Constant anxiety keeps… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Famøst højhus står på fundament af romkuglebeton: "Det er meget vovet"
PLUS. Rapport fra Teknologisk Institut afdækker flere usædvanlige forhold i den bærende bundplade under nyt højhusbyggeri på Amager.
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A Pandemic of Wildfire, Part 2
Smoke from wildfires has traveled across entire continents and has even been visible from nearly a million miles away in space.
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Convincing someone to wear a mask is hard, but not impossible
What would Immanuel Kant say? (Engin Akyurt/Unsplash/) Colin Marshall is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Washington. This story originally featured on The Conversation . Multiple studies have shown that masks reduce the transmission of virus-loaded droplets from people with COVID-19. However, according to a Gallup poll , almost a third of Americans say they rarely or nev
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This super-smart ball is changing how kids practice soccer and basketball
DribbleUp's smart balls let you train alone at home. You can choose between smart soccer and basketball. There are live daily classes so it's easy to attend practice. The at-home fitness market is exploding right now, and for good reason. While Peloton is experiencing rapid growth in its user base, athletic workouts that are not confined to a bicycle or treadmill are left in the dust. Some people
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Visual Concept Reasoning Networks
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Beta Version Flairs are now enabled!
We're trying out flairs for both posts, and allowing users to create their own flairs. If you have any feedback on post flairs (if you think a particular flair should be added or removed) post your suggestion here or message the mods. For user level flairs, there are currently no restrictions. The mod team may tweak that system if it starts getting out of hand, so please keep your flair appropria
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The bounded rationality of probability distortion
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Psychedelic Therapy Raises $30M Needed for FDA Approval
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Thoughts on the Neuralink demo?
I think there's an outsized amount of hype. A lot of the claims they (mostly musk) made were pretty outlandish. Brain computer interfaces have a lot of potential, but we're decades away from the potential to "store people's memories". Some of the medical applications seem promising, though, and if the robot/device is provided to scientific communities it could be a big boon for long term studies
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I'm reading Lakoff & Johnson – Any follow-up reading recommendations?
Hi – I studied experimental psychology (the course weighted towards the empirical side of psychology, overlapping with cognitive science and neurophysiology, late 80s UK). I'm currently reading and enjoying Philosophy In The Flesh by Lakoff and Johnson. Are there any more recent, but fairly accessible, books you'd recommend as follow-up reading? I'm especially interested in anything discussing ho
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The Psychology of Worldviews – Interview with Artur Nilsson
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Probabilistic Models of Cognition – an online, interactive tutorial
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Starwatch: Moon to pass close to Mars in Pisces constellation
The close encounter will be seen all around the world, and in much of South America the moon will actually pass in front of Mars This week, the moon and Mars come together for a close encounter. So close, in fact, that from certain parts of the world, the moon will actually obscure the planet. The pairing takes place in the zodiacal constellation of Pisces, the fish. Continue reading…
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Elon Musk's Neuralink successfully implanted chips in pig brains
Neuralink is Elon Musk's company that's building brain-machine interfaces. The company's ultimate goal is to build an interface that connects human brains directly to computers. At a demonstration on Friday, Musk unveiled the company's latest progress, including that it had successfully installed its interface in the skulls of multiple pigs. Elon Musk's Neuralink is getting closer to its wildly a
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You can invest in commercial real estate for as little as $500
Real estate investments are a great way to hedge against stock market volatility. Unfortunately, commercial real estate has long been available to only the wealthiest Americans. DiversyFund allows you to access high-value private real estate. Getting started in real estate can be daunting, especially if you're trying to invest in commercial real estate. Plenty of capital and connections are neede
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What is environmental racism?
Poisoned tap water in Flint , Michigan. Toxic waste dumps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley . A town in China where 80% of children have been poisoned by old computer parts. What do these things have in common? All are examples of environmental racism, a form of systemic racism whereby communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force
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No, opposites do not attract
Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and married partners – all apparently buy the classic adage about love. Relationship experts have written books based on this assumption. It's even been internalized by people who are on the hunt for a partner, with 86 percent of those looking for love saying they're seeking someone wi
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Pedro Sánchez throws Covid gauntlet down to Spain's regions
Provincial politicians say central government should take responsibility for national response
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The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorance Polio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many do
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Covid vaccine rush could make pandemic worse, say scientists
Experts say strong evidence of efficacy needed to avoid approval of inferior vaccines Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The rush to immunise populations against Covid-19 could lead to the rollout of a vaccine that is not very effective and risk worsening the pandemic, leading scientists have said. Politicians and commercial companies are competing to be the first to li
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Two rave organisers in south Wales fined £10,000 under new Covid-19 rules
Police called to break up illegal gatherings across England and Wales over Bank Holiday weekend Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Police received dozens of reports of illegal gatherings over the weekend and began issuing the first fines after new rules in England penalising organisers of illegal raves came into force. Two organisers at a rave in Banwen, West Glamorgan,
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UK treasury minister calls for return to work to help economy recover from coronavirus
Steve Barclay issues plea to employers amid words of caution from unions and industry body Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Staff should start to return to offices where possible from next week to help the economy "get back to normal", the UK's Treasury secretary, Steve Barclay, has argued, saying businesses should liaise with employees to make them feel secure. But w
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My face blindness is embarrassing – but it tells me a lot about other people
I grew up thinking I just didn't fit it. Now, I immediately tell people I can't recognise faces – and their response is a good measure of kindness versus ego Sunday morning. I walk down to the beach with the dog straining at her lead. I'm already on high alert. It's the moment in the week when people are most likely to be wandering along the seafront, feeling chatty. I'm mentally priming myself,
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New Hampshire: Images of the Granite State
New Hampshire is one of the smallest states in the U.S., ranking 46th out of 50. It also has one of the smallest populations, with fewer than 1.4 million residents. From the Great North Woods through the White Mountains and Lakes Region to the cities and the sea coast in the south, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of New Hampshire and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This
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New Zealand Is About to Test Long-Range Wireless Power Transmission
A famous image of inventor Nikola Tesla shows him casually sitting on a chair, legs crossed, taking notes—oblivious to the profusion of artificial lightning rending the air meters away. By then, Tesla and raw electricity were like an old married couple. The experiments, conducted in Colorado, led to one of Tesla's most audacious proposals: To power the world without wires. He made headlines with
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 6 Million
The jump in infections comes as the daily rate continues to decline. New Delhi is reopening its subway, even as India sets global records for new cases.
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Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis
Autocracies and democracies alike are suppressing information within their borders, which will affect public health and security around the world.
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Porn Sites Still Won't Take Down Nonconsensual Deepfakes
The videos are racking up millions of views. Meanwhile, for victims, the legal options aren't keeping up with the technology
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6 Kids School Supplies for Online Distance Learning
Whether your children are distance learning, in the classroom, or somewhere in between, we've got a school supplies list to make this year a little easier.
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These New Shape-Shifting Materials Get Super Cool, Super Fast
Shape memory alloys and a kind of plastic crystal chill quickly under force or pressure. They could lead to eco-friendly fridges and air conditioners.
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How to Protect the Data on Your Laptop
Your laptop is a treasure trove of personal and sensitive information—make sure it's as secure as it can be.
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The Joy of 'Analog' Cooking on a Green Coleman Camp Stove
The best way to unplug from all your digital kitchen gadgetry is to fire up a pair of propane burners in the middle of nowhere.
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Can Australia Force Google and Facebook to Pay for News?
A proposed law would require the tech giants to negotiate with publishers. Similar attempts in Europe have largely failed.
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Nazister var skyld i kæmpe medicinskandale længe efter krigens afslutning
Skandalen var medvirkende til, at vi i en årrække stort set ikke testede medicin på kvinder.
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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya's rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
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Did life on Earth start in space? Study finds evidence of panspermia
Japanese scientists find Deinococcus radiodurans bacteria can survive for up to 8 years in space. The researchers studied the bacteria when it was attached to the International Space Station. The results confirm the possibility of panspermia, that life can be spread in space by traveling microbes. A new study from Japanese researchers confirms the possibility of panspermia , the possible spread o
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Do-It-Yourself Vaccines for COVID-19
Some scientists are self-administering an untested product. Is doing so legal or ethical? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What various weird computer noises mean for your machine
"Help! I need somebody… Help!" ( benjamin lehman / Unsplash/) No PC is truly silent, but your computer shouldn't be noisier than your lawnmower. If you have to turn up your music just to drown out the whirring or grinding noises your computer makes, you may want to look into that—it could be the first signal of some serious problems. Knowing how to tell different hard drive noises apart and lea
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Chadwick Boseman Gave Us Something We Had Not Had Before
Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic What I'll always remember about the first time I saw the film Black Panther are the costumes that people wore. It was a chilly night in Washington, D.C., and almost everyone in the theater was Black. Children dressed as Shuri, white dots of paint tracing the contours of their face, plastic Vibranium Gauntlets strapped to their arms. Boys and girls who'd gotte
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U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year
A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.
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Dog Days
I met a traveler from an antique land who stopped me with a blue-gloved hand and said, "That's close enough. You might be carrying viral lint in your trouser cuff." I could tell from the smell in the room he'd been having sex on Zoom. It was a shame we were so out of phase. It was a shame we met in these dog days. The parks are brown. The rich are out of town. I walk across Boston Common, forgett
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Photos From the March on Washington
Photographs by Simbarashe Cha and Myesha Evon On Friday, tens of thousands of people gathered from across the country at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, to continue rallying for social justice issues in the United States. The march, organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, was
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1987: Offset-tryk vil gøre pressen mere kulørt
Mens Ingeniøren allerede i 1977 overgik til offset-rotationstryk, dannede store bladhuse som Politiken og Berlingske bagtrop i slutningen af 80'erne. Teknikken imødekom kravet om flere farver og højere trykkvalitet, men krævede samtidig en millioninvestering i en farvescanner.
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Red Stalagmites Reveal Glimpses of the Past
In a cave in northern Spain, stalagmites rich in organic matter are environmental record keepers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Covid-19 Updates
India is reopening the New Delhi subway, even as the country sets global records for new cases. Students in a Baylor University dorm were ordered to remain on their own floors for four days after several infections emerged.
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The Problem With Police-Shooting Videos
Jacob Blake is a father. He has, perhaps, a growing collection of dad jokes, a birth story for each of his three sons, and, most important, a deep reservoir of Black family history to pass down to them. He likely had a gift picked out for his eldest son's August 23 birthday celebration , which should have been the highlight of the weekend. Maybe Blake even had a bedtime tuck-in routine that would
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The Truth About Steve Bannon
Nothing says more about Steve Bannon than his choice and his analysis of movies. I knew from Joshua Green's Devil's Bargain that Bannon's favorite movie is Twelve O'Clock High . And when faced with the challenge of interviewing him for my film American Dharma , I thought, Why not put him in his favorite movie—in his favorite military dream? The Quonset hut where Gregory Peck (General Savage) addr
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Elon Musk's Neuralink is neuroscience theater
Rock-climb without fear. Play a symphony in your head. See radar with superhuman vision. Discover the nature of consciousness. Cure blindness, paralysis, deafness, and mental illness. Those are just a few of the applications that Elon Musk and employees at his four-year-old neuroscience company Neuralink believe electronic brain-computer interfaces will one day bring about. None of these advances
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Women Scientists Have the Evidence About Sexism
In the war against the coronavirus, leading women scientists are among the generals. For instance, Kimberly Prather of UC San Diego, has been a leader in establishing the role that airborne transmission plays in spreading the virus. The renowned UC Berkeley researcher Jennifer Doudna—a pioneer in gene-editing technology—threw herself into efforts to improve testing and accelerate the search for a
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Tracee Ellis Ross Felt Lost in Hollywood. Then She Changed Course.
Tracee Ellis Ross's career once depended on a man in Italy picking up the phone. It was 2000, and the then-27-year-old actor desperately wanted to accept an offer to star in the UPN sitcom Girlfriends . The role of neurotic, perpetually single lawyer Joan Clayton was Ross's dream job: Until then, she had mostly appeared in little-seen indie films and TV movies. So the chance to lead a comedy-seri
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Biocover-flop kan give bonus på Danmarks klimaregnskab
PLUS. Langt mindre methan-­mængder end forventet bør give anledning til nedskrivning af CO2-bidraget fra lossepladser, mener kritiker. Klimarådet bakker op om en ny granskning af tallene.
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Study provides hope for young women after heart attack
Premenopausal women have good long-term outcomes after a heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.
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DR var med forskerne i Grønland: 'Var Indlandsisen en forretning, var den ved at gå konkurs'
Hvert sekund ryger der otte millioner liter smeltevand fra indlandsisen ud i havet.
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Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color
Common conditions often manifest differently on dark skin. Yet physicians are trained mostly to diagnose them on white skin.
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Gamle huse kan – modsat nye – repareres
PLUS. Byggeskikkene i forskellige egne af landet er vidt forskellige, men én ting har husene tilfælles. De er bygget til at kunne repareres
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Gavin Williamson: not sending children back to school risks 'huge dent in life chances'
Minister rules out resignation as he issues plea for pupils in England to return despite coronavirus fears Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The education secretary has said parents in England who do not send their children back to school risk putting a "huge dent in their future life chances", ahead of pupils returning to classrooms this week. Gavin Williamson also sa
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Kig op, der kommer medicin! Her er dronerne, der skal give dig en hurtigere behandling
'Det, som mange troede, var fantasi for ti år siden, er snart en realitet,' lyder det fra sygehusdirektør.
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How the race for a Covid-19 vaccine is getting dirty
Scientists worldwide are working against the clock to find a viable coronavirus vaccine – but are corners being cut for the sake of political gain and profit? Global coronavirus updates – live To begin with, it felt like a sleek performance from a well-honed relay team. On 11 January, only 10 days after reporting a new respiratory disease, the Chinese published the genome sequence of the virus th
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Markant færre hjerteproblemer hos patienter med type 2-diabetes
Selvom antallet af patienter med diabetes stiger i Danmark, klarer de sig meget bedre i dag, end de gjorde for bare 20 år siden, viser ny dansk forskning.
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Rygestop mindsker risiko for slagtilfælde blandt personer med atrieflimren
Rygning både før og efter en diagnose med atrieflimren øger risikoen for både slagtilfælde og dødsfald, men risikoen kan mindskes ved at droppe rygning, viser ny forskning.
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Dyb hjertemassage forhindrer hjerneskade ved hjertestop
Hjertemasses med dybe tryk på brystet øger blodgennemstrømningen til hjernen, hvilket øger overlevelsen og hjernefunktionen, viser ny forskning.
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Rampant destruction of forests 'will unleash more pandemics'
Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists are to warn world leaders that increasing numbers of deadly new pandemics will afflict the planet if levels of deforestation and biodiversity loss continue at their current catastrophic rates. A UN summit on biodivers
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Hvornår er det egentlig efterår? Ikke nødvendigvis, når kalenderen siger 1. september
Kalenderen giver måske ikke det helt rigtige svar på, hvornår det er efterår.
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Dårlige sociale forhold øger risiko for hjertesygdom hos patienter med diabetes
Patienter med diabetes har højere risiko for at udvikle et alvorlige hjerte-kar-tilfælde, hvis de kommer fra svagere socioøkonomisk forhold, herunder lav indkomst og uddannelse, viser ny dansk forskning.
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Lange lure er måske dårligt for helbredet
Mange tror måske, at en lur midt på dagen er en harmløs hyggebeskæftigelse, men ny forskning viser, at det måske slet ikke er så harmløst endda.
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Retningslinjer viser vej til bedre liv efter hjerteanfald
ESC har udsendte nye retningslinjer for behandling af patienter med akut koronasyndrom uden vedvarende ST-segment elevation.
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Stormakter utvecklar rymdvapen som ska kunna slå ut satelliter
Vårt samhälle är på många sätt beroende av att satelliterna i rymden fungerar. Flera stormakter försöker nu utveckla vapen som kan skydda ländernas egna satelliter och förgöra andras. Laservapen, rymdmissiler och satelliter med robotarmar är några exempel som lyfts fram i Vetenskapens värld – Hemliga rymdvapen.
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Coronavirus ends 'golden' era for sovereign wealth funds
State-backed investment vehicles with $6tn of assets tapped to mitigate economic fallout of pandemic
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