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Common diabetes drug may trigger rare complications for COVID-19 patients
An uptick in a particular type of DKA called euDKA at Brigham and Women's Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic has led researchers to hypothesize that diabetes patients on glucose-lowering drugs may be at increased risk for euDKA when they contract COVID-19. The observational case series was published in The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Clinical Case Reports .
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Archaeologists from Kuzbass created a 3D model of a part of the Tepsei archaeological site
The scientists worked in cooperation with specialists from the RSSDA laboratory (Moscow). Together, they completed a 3D virtual model of one of the clusters.
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With the new Covid variant everywhere, it's not enough to just wait for the vaccine | Stephen Reicher
New UK-wide restrictions are now essential. At Independent Sage, we've come up with a five-point emergency plan • Stephen Reicher is a member of Independent Sage Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The new variants of Covid-19 have changed the nature of the pandemic. We are no longer facing the same situation as in March or even November. Our response must change accordi
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Kraftværkerne opgav: Nu omfavner den tunge industri CO2-fangst
PLUS. Energisektoren opgav at trække CO2 ud af kulkraftværkernes skorstene, da bunden gik ud af prisen på vedvarende energi. Nu står teknologien til at blive den tunge industris klimaredning.
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Ten Scientific Discoveries From 2020 That May Lead to New Inventions
From soaring snakes to surfing suckerfish, nature is an endless source of inspiration
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Plan to reopen England's schools within two weeks under review, says Gove
Ministers to speak to headteachers as pressure grows to delay start of new term
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15 Xbox Series X/S Tips to Level Up Your New Console
From setting up remote play to automatic sign-on with your favorite controller, here's how to get the most out of your shiny new toy.
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2020 Was a Breakout Year for Crispr
Between glimpses of a medical cure and winning science's shiniest prize, this proved to the gene-editing technology's biggest year yet.
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An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind
Photographs by Ricardo Nagaoka Should American cities defund their police departments? The question has been asked continually—with varying degrees of hope, fear, anger, confusion, and cynicism—since the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. It hung over the November election: on the right, as a caricature in attack ads (call 911, get a recording) and on the left as a litmus test separating th
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Atlantic discovery: 12 new species 'hiding in the deep'
A dozen ocean species new to science could already be threatened by climate change, scientists find.
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The Error of Fighting a Public Health War With Medical Weapons
It was a mistake that cost 300,000 lives.
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How Your Digital Trails Wind Up in the Police's Hands
Phone calls. Web searches. Location tracks. Smart speaker requests. They've become crucial tools for law enforcement, while users often are unaware.
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Dear Therapist: I Can't Accept My Father's Death From COVID-19
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, I need help with grieving and my feelings of anger toward this microscopic virus that has taken my father. I know that even when somebody is terminally ill, there's no way to be fully prepared for loss. But is
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The Problem With 'Uber for Therapy'
A t 10 o'clock one morning this November, Rob Beal's bosses summoned him and his co-workers onto a mysterious Zoom call. Beal had spent more than two years working as a coach for AbleTo, which provides mental-health services to people through apps, videochats, and calls, like Uber for anxiety. Beal, a 50-year-old former attorney, had devoted himself to his job coaching people through AbleTo's anx
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The Cosmic Dawn of Technology
Earth may well be a latecomer to the fraternity of technological civilizations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Starwatch Sirius 281220
Search out the brightest star in the night sky and its parent constellation The winter sky in the northern hemisphere is filled with delights. This week search out the brightest star in the night sky, and from there explore that star's parent constellation of Canis Major, the greater dog. Continue reading…
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Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay
Despite perils such as oil spills and high-speed ferries, the bay has plenty of safe spots for this charismatic threatened species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sea Otters Could Get New Home in San Francisco Bay
Despite perils such as oil spills and high-speed ferries, the bay has plenty of safe spots for this charismatic threatened species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NGO: Ekstremt vejr kostede over 800 milliarder kroner i 2020
Orkaner, oversvømmelser og græshopper har kostet verdens kontinenter dyrt i det forgangne år. Det kan blive værre fremadrettet, advarer forsker.
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Vaccines are the latest battleground for doctors on social media
Valerie Fitzhugh has watched the news a lot more over the past four years, certainly more than she remembers doing at any other point in her life. In the first months of the pandemic, she kept hearing one message, from news outlet to news outlet, that she couldn't stop thinking about: there weren't enough people of color, particularly Black people, participating in clinical trials for the wave of
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Joe Biden has an opportunity to bolster how we view Earth from space
When Joe Biden takes over the US presidency on January 20, 2021, he intends to make climate change a centerpiece of his administration . As well as rejoining the Paris agreement, reinforcing the Clean Air Act, and restoring the Clean Power Plan, he will also have an opportunity to strengthen climate research. One way he can do that is by bolstering Earth observation (EO) programs—the orbital sate
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Ripples in space-time could provide clues to missing components of the universe
There's something a little off about our theory of the universe. Almost everything fits, but there's a fly in the cosmic ointment, a particle of sand in the infinite sandwich. Some scientists think the culprit might be gravity—and that subtle ripples in the fabric of space-time could help us find the missing piece.
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The Year That Changed the Internet
For years, social-media platforms had held firm: Just because a post was false didn't mean it was their place to do anything about it. But 2020 changed their minds. At the end of May, Twitter for the first time labeled a tweet from the president of the United States as potentially misleading . After Donald Trump falsely insisted that mail-in voting would rig the November election, the platform ad
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Promising Young Woman Sets a Ravishing Trap
There's a trick at the core of Promising Young Woman , a ravishing, lethal revenge thriller starring Carey Mulligan that marks the directorial debut of the writer and actor Emerald Fennell. The film's visual style is intoxicatingly extra—part Barbie DreamHouse, part Instagram aesthetic , part David LaChapelle music video. Much of it is defined by a coding of color and texture: pinks and blues, wa
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Can you spread COVID-19 after vaccination? Here's what we know.
It is still unclear whether COVID-19 vaccines will prevent vaccinated people from carrying the novel coronavirus without feeling sick and unwittingly spreading it to others. Its still important for vaccinated individuals to mask up. (Pixabay/) On December 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization. The vaccine is the second to win appr
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Superspreading in early transmissions of COVID-19 in Indonesia
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79352-5
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Inclusive groups can avoid the tragedy of the commons
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79731-y
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Dapagliflozin effects on haematocrit, red blood cell count and reticulocytes in insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-78734-z
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Presence of the neonatal Staphylococcus capitis outbreak clone (NRCS-A) in prosthetic joint infections
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79225-x
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Resource prioritization and balancing for the quantum internet
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-78960-5
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Neonatal hyperoxia enhances age-dependent expression of SARS-CoV-2 receptors in mice
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79595-2
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Vitamin D moderates the interaction between 5-HTTLPR and childhood abuse in depressive disorders
Scientific Reports, Published online: 28 December 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79388-7
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England school reopening in doubt with ministers divided
Education secretary under pressure to rethink plan for millions of pupils to return Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Plans for millions of pupils in England to begin a staggered return to school from next week hang in the balance as a debate rages within the government over the risk of a surge of infections, with the NHS already buckling under the strain . The educati
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Medical writer loses COVID-19-cancer paper for plagiarism
An oncology journal has retracted a review article on the hypothetical link between Covid-19 and cancer after determining that the medical writer who authored the work hadn't done all the writing herself. The paper, "Clinical sequelae of the novel coronavirus: does COVID-19 infection predispose patients to cancer?" appeared in Future Oncology in May and was … Continue reading
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Datatilsynet: Omkring halvdelen af landets kommuner bryder GDPR
Omkring halvdelen af landets kommuner er gået på kompromis med skolebørns databeskyttelse, efter man har brugt Chromebooks med standardindstillinger i undervisningen, slår Datatilsynet fast.
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Malaria Prevention Pushes Forward in Africa Despite Pandemic
While the worst of the model predictions may not unfold, Africa is still likely to see an increase in malaria mortality, according to the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, a group with more than 500 partners including the WHO. A switch to door-to-door campaigns and supply chain interventions seem to be helping.
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Revisiting the Unseen Corners of the World
During a year with limited travel possibilities, our World Through a Lens series offered Times readers a weekly escape. Here are some of the highlights.
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The Lasting Lessons of John Conway's Game of Life
Fifty years on, the mathematician's best known (and, to him, least favorite) creation confirms that "uncertainty is the only certainty."
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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It
Early in the pandemic, people were advised to disinfect everything they touched. But now that scientists understand more about how COVID-19 spreads, all that scrubbing down may have been overkill. (Image credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
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Scientists fought coronavirus, now they face a battle against disinformation | Jim Al-Khalili
The public's appetite for science has never been stronger, but only openness can confound the deluge of fake narratives Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Way back, in those halcyon and innocent times pre-Covid, scientists' roles in society seemed much simpler. We knew where we stood when it came to explaining our work to the public. It was either exciting, like reporti
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Dansk algoritme til alarmcentraler skal identificere covid-19 på host og samtale
PLUS. I skyggen af pandemien har den danske virksomhed Corti styret udviklingen af en kunstig intelligens, der hjælper læger med at tolke alarmopkald til sundhedsvæsnet, over på corona med forskningsbevillinger i ryggen.
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How readers helped the Guardian cover the coronavirus pandemic
We realised Covid was not just the story of our lives – it would change everything about the way we worked Show your support for independent Guardian journalism Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage It is hard to remember exactly when the penny dropped, when we realised the story we were attempting to cover was not only the story of our lives, but would change all of our l
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Can you solve it? The count reaches 'twenty, twenty-one'
Next year in numbers UPDATE: For the solutions and further discussion click here. Count von Count will be fizzing with excitement. For the first time since 1920, the coming year, 2021, consists of two ascending, consecutive numbers. Enjoy this 'counting date' while it lasts, people! It ain't going to happen again for another hundred and one years. Today's puzzles reveal more arithmetical patterns
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2020 and the pandemic: A year of (some) physicians behaving badly
Looking back on 2020, if there's one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it's that crises reveal character. Unfortunately, the character of too many physicians has been found wanting, as they spent 2020 denying the pandemic, peddling quack cures, or spreading misinformation in the service of defying public health interventions. What can be done? The post first appeared on Science-Bas
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S Korean president's popularity hits record low over Covid-19 handling
Support for Moon Jae-in slides over new wave of infections and sluggish vaccine rollout
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Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes
A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out.
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Hela arvsmassan kartläggs hos barn med cancer
Varje år drabbas omkring 350 barn av cancer i Sverige. Sedan 1980-talet har överlevnaden ökat och ligger i dag på 85 procent. För att kunna bota fler med svårbehandlad cancer startas ett pilotprojekt där 100 barn kommer att få hela sin arvsmassa avläst, så kallad helgenomsekvensering. Den detaljerade genetiska informationen ska göra diagnosen säkrare och på sikt ge möjlighet till individuellt anpa
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Pandemin ger skjuts åt robotar
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Coronapandemin har orsakat störningar i företagens globala leveranskedjor. Följden blir att produktion som tidigare flyttat till lågkostnadsländer tas hem igen. – Samtidigt blir tillverkningen mer automatiserad, vilket betyder fler robotar i industrin, säger Christian Smith, robotforskare vid Kungliga tekniska högskolan.
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Fler gratis forskningsartiklar
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Trots att forskning ofta betalas med allmänna medel är resultaten inte fritt tillgängliga. De flesta forskningsartiklar är låsta bakom dyra betalväggar hos förlagen som ger ut vetenskapliga tidskrifter. Det vill initiativet Plan S ändra på.
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Här byggs Sveriges högsta trähus
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Hösten 2021 slår Sara Kulturhus upp portarna i Skellefteå. Med sina 80 meter och 20 våningar blir det Sveriges högsta byggnad av trä. Intresset för träbyggnad ökar både i Sverige och stora delar av övriga världen.
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Byggstart för liten svensk reaktor
Vetenskapsåret 2021: På Kungliga tekniska högskolan, KTH, i Stockholm pågår förberedelser inför bygget av en ny typ av kärnkraftsreaktor. Projektet, som formellt startar i januari 2021, har fått 50 miljoner kronor av Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning för att ta fram de tekniska underlag som krävs för att licensiera den nya reaktorn.
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Rymdfarkost ska krocka med asteroid
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Hur kan vi skydda oss mot en asteroid med kurs mot jorden? Ett sätt är att ge den en knuff så att den ruckas ur sin bana och missar oss. För första gången ska en metod för detta testas i rymden.
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"Allt mer bråttom med klimatet"
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Nya forskningsresultat visar hur klimatförändringarna blir allt tydligare och går snabbare. Det märks inte minst på världens isar och hav.
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Forskare lär AI att lära sig själv
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Artificiell intelligens, AI, domineras i dag av djupinlärning, en kraftfull form av maskininlärning som fick sitt stora genombrott 2012. Djupinlärning används inom alla möjliga områden, från textanalys till cancerdiagnostik.
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Enorm omställning för sjukvården
Vetenskapsåret 2021: Medicinsk behandling som skräddarsys efter patientens gener har det talats om länge. Men hittills har så kallad precisionsmedicin använts i ganska begränsad utsträckning i den svenska vården. Nu står tekniken inför ett bredare genomslag.
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Vetenskapsåret 2021
Nya data om klimatet från FN:s klimatpanel, en rymdsond på självmordsuppdrag och fler fria forskningsartiklar. Det är några av de nyheter vi har att vänta oss under det kommande året. Med hjälp av experter inom en rad områden spanar F&F mot .
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2020 weather disasters boosted by climate change: report
The ten costliest weather disasters worldwide this year saw insured damages worth $150 billion, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of global warming, according to a report Monday.
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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill
After delaying for nearly a week and under pressure from all sides, US President Donald Trump finally signed a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Sunday, in a long-sought boost for millions of Americans and businesses battered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages
Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic's fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as tourism wanes.
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Skattad hälsa – ett missbrukat redskap?
En psykiatrisk mottagning på 1960-talet. Marie Åsberg är ung läkare och fylld av självförtroende. Hon känner att hon har förmågan att få kontakt med patienterna. Men just nu gör hon något underligt: använder en så kallad skattningsskala för första gången. Inte för att hon tror på konceptet, utan för att hennes chef har bett henne. Framför henne sitter en äldre dam med depression. På bordet mellan
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Mikrogummi fra dæk går direkte i vandmiljøet: Nu skal det måles og renses
PLUS. Krüger er sammen med flere andre aktører i gang med at afprøve de mest effektive metoder til at måle og rense skadelige stoffer i vejvand.
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Rapid Covid tests are being used more widely: can they be trusted?
On-the-spot devices deliver result in 20 minutes but some scientists question accuracy
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Datatilsynet lancerer børneside: »Børn og unge er særligt udsatte«
En ny hjemmeside skal sikre, at børn og unge kender til GDPR-reglerne, så de ikke utilsigtet kommer til at give deres personlige oplysninger væk, når de færdes digitalt. Siden skal også sikre, at børn ikke kommer til at sjuske med andres personlige oplysninger.
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Tensorflow — Neural Network Playground
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Glimpse at the future of construction?
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Education group: Automation means workers need new skills
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2021 could be the year automation and AI truly accelerate the economy
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Will The Great Reset happen?
There was a big discussion at the World Economic Forum this year about an alternative option for our economic system, the idea of The Great Reset . Presented by the Director of the WEF and supposedly representing a vision from their partners (the biggest companies and governments), to shift our economy from "short term thinking to long term thinking, from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder cap
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*new* 2040-'50s predictions
(I thought the original post did not contain enough predictions compared to the 2035 one so i improved) Hello, I decided to dedicate another post to some predictions, i will try to propose several possibilities of how our society could look like in 2040 and after some recearch i hope i can offer some good predictions. (I prevented to predict about politics or economics, i just feel a bit scared a
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Are we finally at a tipping point in the defeat of fossil fuels?
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The progress of deepfake- thoughts?
About a year ago an expert claimed that perfect deepfakes were just 6 months away. A year later that still hasn't happened to my knowledge. Do you think it will happen in the near future, or is it maybe already possible with the right equipment and skill? So far they have been easy to detect just by looking at them and also using AI/GAN to detect them doesn't seem to be a problem. Wouldn't a GAN
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How could 3d bioprinting be used for reproduction and create a new person?
For exemple if someday become possible to take a few cells of mine , genetic modify them and put it in the 3d bioprinter and create a baby, child or even a fully adult with it will the new person be my offspring? What could be the advantages? Could this technology make even the artifitial womb obsolete or will there people who would prefer to opt to grow a fetus in a machine since it appears more
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What fields of study will become extremely important in the future?
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How AlphaFold From DeepMind Is A Complete Game Changer For Biology
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Artificial intelligence-powered boat to recreate Mayflower journey
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GM unveils Hummer EV as 'world's first supertruck' for $112,600
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They are not artificial suns, they are fusion reactors.
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r/Futurology 2021 Prediction Competition & who won last years predictions.
What are your predictions for 2021? Have a look at the December 2019 r/futurology 2020 competition , and we'll use comments and upvotes in this post to try and decide on a winner. The one thing no one saw coming was the whole planet shutting down to deal with a virus pandemic. submitted by /u/lughnasadh [link] [comments]
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Artificial Cartilage Could Be a Godsend for Our Knees
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Donald Trump signs Covid-19 relief and spending bill
Move comes after Republicans voiced anger over the delay, which resulted in millions of Americans losing unemployment aid See all our coronavirus coverage Donald Trump has abruptly signed a Covid-19 relief and spending bill , ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.
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South Africa hits 1 million coronavirus cases as new variant spreads rapidly
President Cyril Ramaphosa expected to announce new restrictions in attempt to slow the surge See all our coronavirus coverage South Africa's Covid-19 surge has taken the country to more than 1 million confirmed cases as president Cyril Ramaphosa called an emergency meeting of the national coronavirus command council. The country's new variant of the coronavirus, 501.V2, is more contagious and has
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Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020
Hurricanes, floods and wildfires wreaked havoc, causing deaths and a huge financial impact.
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What Even Is a 'Balanced Diet'? Study Finds It's Not So Easy to Tell
Variety is more important than you think.
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Why some people hear colors and taste words
A note can be a sensation and a number can be a hue. (Tomi Um/) For a small group of people, sensations entangle themselves in baffling ways. The written numeral 2 might evoke a flash of purple; an audible C sharp note could conjure a finger prick. Some with this condition, called synesthesia, even taste spoken words: The name Sam, for example, might elicit a sweet flavor. How exactly some people
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Hues of our own: How we perceive color
Each of us lives in our own multi-colored universe. And there's scientific proof of it. I'm basking inside the sun. It's hot and stuffy – and that's putting it lightly. Everything around me is bathed in a storm of UV- and X-rays, masses of plasma roll all around, white-hot from nuclear fusion. The temperature is two million degrees Celsius, but the gas is almost a proper gas by now, its density h
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New mammal reference genome helps ID genetic variants for human health
A new reference genome assembly identified more than 85 million genetic variants in the rhesus macaque, the largest database of genetic variation for any one nonhuman primate species to date.
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7 expert perspectives on what COVID-19 means for the planet
Experts agree that the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years, even after the immediate threat has passed. The way we live may have changed, perhaps for ever, but what about the impact on our planet? Here are 7 perspectives on what's happening – and what we can do about it. 1. COVID-19 may have cut air pollution but we haven't beaten climate change At the height of the pandemic
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Getting opposite-sex body in VR study caused gender identity shifts
Scientists find that experiencing an opposite-sex body can affect a person's gender identity. A new study utilized virtual reality to get subjects to feel like they had a stranger's body. The researchers found that people's sense of their own gender became more balanced after the experiments. Is associating with a certain gender more of a flexible sense than hardwired biological fact? A new study
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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be approved by UK within days
Coronavirus jab seen as critical to government's target of reaching most vulnerable people
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Murder Hornets Menaced Parts of the U.S. This Year. How Big of a Threat Are They?
You likely heard about them last spring. Then they disappeared … or did they?
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Can We Convince the Sleeping Brain to Process Our Problems?
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Learning about habit formation ingrained in the brain made me more consistent
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Now You Can Create Customized Vitamins Based on Your Own DNA
Vitamins are a great idea in theory. If you're not getting specific nutrients from your diet, why not just get them from a fruit-flavored gummy, right? Unfortunately, in reality, it's not that simple. First off, no two bodies and lifestyle are exactly alike. The vitamins your body needs and is capable of absorbing might be completely different from the vitamins someone else needs. Secondly, most
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New Covid variant sequenced in UK is found in Canada
Officials warn more infectious coronavirus mutation could evade detection in US
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How a Software Map of the Entire Planet Could Change the World Forever
i "3D map data is the scaffolding of the 21st century." –Edward Miller, Founder, Scape Technologies, UK Covered in cameras, sensors, and a distinctly spaceship looking laser system, Google's autonomous vehicles were easy to spot when they first hit public roads in 2015. The key hardware ingredient is a spinning laser fixed to the roof, called lidar, which provides the car with a pair of eyes to s
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I'm a consultant in infectious diseases. 'Long Covid' is anything but a mild illness | Joanna Herman
Nine months on from the virus, I am seriously debilitated. This is how the new NHS clinics need to help thousands of us With the excitement of the Covid vaccine's arrival, it may be easy to forget and ignore those of us with " long Covid ", who are struggling to reclaim our previous, pre-viral lives and continue to live with debilitating symptoms. Even when the NHS has managed the herculean task
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Vizio's First OLED TV Makes Nearly Perfect Contrast Accessible
These organic LED panels, usually seen on pricier TVs, are finally dipping to more affordable prices.
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Readers Respond to the September 2020 Issue
Letters to the editor from the September 2020 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What the Living Do
Marie Howe's "" begins with an address to her brother: The kitchen sink has been clogged for days , she writes. The Drano won't work … it's winter again … the heat's on too high . The poem might seem at first like a list of complaints, but it's a list of gratitudes. Most readers won't know that Howe's younger brother John died of AIDS-related complications in 1989 . John is the one to whom she
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Sekventering af fortidens dyr og planter skal gøre forskerne klogere på klimaforandringerne
PLUS. Et mere nuanceret billede af Jordens genetik i tiden efter den seneste istid kan måske forberede os yderligere på konsekvenserne af klimaforandringerne.
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15 Tips and Hidden Tricks for the PS5 (You Lucky Dog)
If you're one of the lucky few to score Sony's newest game console this holiday, check these features out for the best experience.
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After Centuries, a Simple Math Problem Gets an Exact Solution
Mathematicians have long pondered a deceptively easy puzzle about the reach of a goat tied to a fence. Until now, they've only found approximate answers.
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Better Than Nothing: A Look at Content Moderation in 2020
The pandemic and the election forced social media platforms to police false information like never before—but we have no clue if that solved anything.
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The Worst Hacks of 2020, a Surreal Pandemic Year
From ransomware schemes to supply chain attacks, this year melded classic hacks with extraordinary circumstances.
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What Congress Could Do to Keep More College Students Enrolled
This fall I received desperate messages from many of my students at Temple University, Philadelphia's public university. They wanted to know where they could find help catching up on bills, and described having to choose between rent, groceries, and gas. Five of my undergraduates lost a family member to COVID-19. A college education is more essential than ever to economic stability. But across th
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2020 Changed What TV Is For
"When television is good, nothing—not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers—nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse." Nearly 60 years ago, the FCC chair Newton Minow delivered an excoriation of television that was officially titled " Television and the Public Interest " but would be remembered, among the broader American public, as the "vast wasteland" speech. Minow
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'I Believe That the U.S.A. Can Be the Crucial Player'
P rotest movements aren't designed to last forever. And when they do reach their inevitable conclusion, they tend to follow one of two familiar sequences: In one scenario, a protest triggers the resignation of an opposed leader, the reversal of an unpopular policy, or other concessions (think of the successful recent revolutions in Algeria and Sudan). The alternative is that a protest fails—as a
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Disse artikler fik debattørerne op i det røde felt i 2020
Især klima og energi fyrede godt op under debatten på ing.dk i det forløbne år. Men også elbiler, corona og mink fik debattører til tasterne. Her er en top-20 over de mest debatterede artikler i 2020.
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Scientists call for UK lockdown after rapid spread of Covid-19 variant
Stricter measures needed as cases of mutated virus, linked to UK travellers, are reported across globe Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Cases of the new variant Covid-19 virus were confirmed in several European countries on Saturday, including Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All were linked to people who had arrived from the UK. Meanwhile, Japan has announced it is ban
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The breakthrough medicines that could change the course of Covid
Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicines Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage It remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no ef
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Fem begivenheder i 2020, der kan give dig lidt klimaoptimisme tilbage
Billigere sol og vind, grønt brændstof og politisk vilje betyder, at klimaet forhåbentlig går bedre tider i møde.
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