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Earth Had Its Second Warmest Year in Recorded History in 2019

The six warmest years in recorded history have been the past six: 2014–2019 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins

When I served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto—Canada's most selective law school—I would be asked every so often by one of our alumni what preference their children would enjoy when applying. The answer I gave was always the same: none whatsoever. When I became president of Johns Hopkins University 10 years ago, I found that one in eight newly admitted students bene

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Survival of the Richest – The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

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The future of global capitalism

How much longer will global capitalism exist? Seems like humans lets eat, sleep , reproduce, use earth limited resources. Cause globe warming, causing burning of the land A.K.A wild fires and melting of the polar ice. How do you see this playing out over the next 30 years? Unless Elon Musk takes us to mars or something. submitted by /u/fonze32 [link] [comments]

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The Kardashev scale

Every time I read about the Kardashev scale, something always nags at me. Enthusiasts like to talk about "harnessing" the power of an entire galaxy, for instance. My question is, what kind of civilization requires that amount of energy? I get it, they may have some pretty grand experiments and construction projects on the go. But everyone seems to blindly accept the assumption that population gro

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Will we one day be able to directly "alter" Gender Dysphoria one day ?

And also change things like , memories , identities , likes, dislikes , attractions etc ? PS I'm not condining forceful use of this tech at all but I'm all for concensual use of such tech . But a lot of people in transhumanism circles seem to focus a lot on morphological freedom and not so much on neurological freedom / cognitive liberty . And I haven't seen anyone actively asking or discussing t

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ESA opens oxygen plant – making air out of moondust

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See How Termites Inspired a Building That Can Cool Itself

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This App Lets Us See Everywhere People Drive

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Study verifies a missing piece to urban air quality puzzle

Despite the prominent health threat posed by fine particulate pollution, fundamental aspects of its formation and evolution continue to elude scientists.

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New ORNL software improves neutron spectroscopy data resolution

Neutron spectroscopy is an important tool for studying magnetic and thermoelectric properties in materials. But often the resolution, or the ability of the instrument to see fine details, is too coarse to clearly observe features identifying novel phenomena in new advanced materials.

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Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule

Rough seas prompted SpaceX on Saturday to delay the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule by a day.

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Czechs detect bird flu as new Europe outbreak feared

A highly contagious bird flu has been confirmed at a Czech farm, officials said Saturday after a French farm union warned of the risk of a new outbreak in Europe.

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Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia's unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks—killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent's unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.

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Czechs detect bird flu as new Europe outbreak feared

A highly contagious bird flu has been confirmed at a Czech farm, officials said Saturday after a French farm union warned of the risk of a new outbreak in Europe.

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How climate change influenced Australia's unprecedented fires

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections , and has been adapted into a new myth rebuttal on climate-wildfire connections with the short URL sks.to/wildfires Australia's frightening bushfires, which kicked off an early fire season in September 2019, have already had cataclysmic effects, and the continent is still just in the early months of the southern hemisphere's summer. The New South Wa

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On Earth: Stardust from 7.5 Billion Years Ago

Deep inside a 1968 meteorite fall are grains from an entirely different cosmic era — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A buff is indispensable, and you absolutely need one

Yes, a buff can be turned into a hat. (Smartape via Deposit Photos/) A buff—also called a "neck gaiter" or, even worse, "multifunctional headwear"—is a tube of elastic fabric that you can wear in lots of different ways. The name comes from one of the main brands that makes them, but most outdoor sports companies have their own take on the garment. Buffs come in a variety of fabrics, thicknesses,

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Scientists warn over outbreak of Chinese virus

Epidemiologists say significant uncertainties remain about the severity and spread of mysterious illness

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My Go-To Arguments for Free Will

Free will must exist if some of us have more of it than others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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My Go-To Arguments for Free Will

Free will must exist if some of us have more of it than others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Scientists: Human Hibernation Is Entirely Possible

Bears may be the most famous example, but they aren't the only animals capable of hibernating . Various types of squirrels, bats, and even birds can also lower their bodies' core temperatures, putting themselves in a state of dormancy for weeks or even months at a time — and one day, humans could join them on that list. "We couldn't find any showstoppers, any reason it wouldn't be possible," John

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Weekend reads: An ugly fight in nutrition research; embezzling scientists; eyebrow-raising papers in China

Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: A new member of the 100-retraction club; A reviewer caught … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Swimming and How to Get Them

Get-Fit Guy takes a deeper dive into some of the more surprising benefits of going for a swim — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Giant Star Betelgeuse May Have Eaten a Smaller Companion

Two Become One The red giant star Betelgeuse is a fixture of astronomy research thanks to its massive size and close proximity to Earth. But despite countless observations, scientists still haven't been able to explain several of the star's bizarre characteristics. Now, a team of astronomers from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has built a new model that could answer lingering questions

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through January 18)

BIOTECH Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism Matt Simon | Wired "A xenobot is a one-of-a-kind organism: It's both a living thing made of living cells and a machine that the researchers can program to express certain behaviors. The frog cells aren't special in and of themselves—it's the emergent behavior they collectively produce that's so remarkable." AUGMENTED REALITY The Mak

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At Last, Physicists Confirm the Fastest Way to Board a Plane

Turns out, letting slower passengers—like travelers with small children, or who need extra assistance—board first really is faster.

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Space Photos of the Week: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse\!

We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.

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Frostbite Tech: Good Winter Tires Work Best With Smaller Wheels

Mazda MX-5 – Mazda Ice Academy February 2016 Crested Butte Colorado Winter may seem one-third done by the calendar. Yet thanks to the variabilities in weather in many parts of the country, we've only just begun. Here's a quick primer on how tire technology has changed and what you can do to get through cold, snowy weather — and also how to survive the winter without losing yet another bleeping $4

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Smelly Town Buys Bizarre Device to Sniff out Marijuana Plants

Nasal Ranger A town in Michigan is spending $3,400 on a bizarre-looking device called a " Nasal Ranger " in hopes that it will solve a growing problem: the stench of marijuana plants. "The city of Bessemer stinks," city council member Linda Nelson said during a town meeting . "You can smell marijuana everywhere. We've got people who can't sit in their backyard because the smell from their neighbo

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Skibsmotorer, fiskeredskaber og raketapparater på Islands Brygge

På Islands Brygge kunne man i 1912 besøge den skandinaviske fiskeriudstilling og den internationale motorudstilling, hvor man kunne studere alt, hvad der hører til fiskeriet, lige fra skibsmotorer og fiskeredskaber til nautiske instrumenter og et fiskerirøgeri. Ingeniøren fortalte om de nyeste fi…

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FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records

Turkey gets Wikipedia back, Mayor Pete loses his cyberguy, and more of the week's top security news.

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This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Low-Budget Sci-Fi

Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian would much rather be working on screenplays.

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Readers Respond to the September 2019 Issue

Letters to the editor from the September 2019 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Working-to-Afford-Child-Care Conundrum

On Tuesday evening, the Democratic-debate moderator Brianne Pfannenstiel posed a challenging question to the presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Tiffany, a young mother in Iowa who'd had to quit a job she loved because child care was eating up two-thirds of her income, had written in, pointing out that many parents in the state had to either quit their job or settle for cheaper, lower-quality ch

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Does Chuck Schumer Have an AOC Problem?

T he revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the trade deal which the Senate passed Thursday, drew the support of more than 80 percent of Democrats in Congress, handing President Donald Trump a signal bipartisan accomplishment. Yet perhaps the most surprising vote came in opposition: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who spurned a deal negotiated by his governing partner, House Speaker Nancy Pe

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The 7 Best Portable Coffee Makers: Aeropress, Delter, And More

Whether it's Aeropress, French press, or faux espresso, we've found the best ways to make a great cup of Joe anywhere.

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Supercomputer Scours Fossil Record for Earth's Hidden Extinctions

Paleontologists have charted 300 million years of Earth's history in breathtaking detail — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Assessing The Injuries After Iranian Missile Attack

Eleven U.S. service members have been sent to hospitals abroad after suffering injuries in Iran's missile strike in Iraq. Scott Simon speaks to neuropsychiatrist Stephen Xenakis about what that means.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Netflix Show Is Painful to Watch

In an episode of the new Netflix series The Goop Lab , a young woman, Ana, gets a reading from the psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson. Things do not go well. Jackson tells Ana, a Goop employee who is skeptical about clairvoyance, that she senses a twin in her family. Ana can't think of any twins. "I have a female figure coming in, and I feel like it's your grandmother's sister," Jackson says. "My

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My Time With the British Aristocracy

The world Meghan Markle entered when she married Prince Harry is unlike any other. But, as a black American woman married to a member of Britain's upper class, I have caught just a glimpse of it, from a roughly similar perspective. For a while I lived in London and, through the man who would become my husband, I was introduced to some of the ancient class dynamics that permeate British society. H

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In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover

Online ordering means more deliveries to more places. One Paris hub sports a data center, offices, sports facilities like tennis courts, and an urban farm.

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14 Best Tech Deals on WIRED's Favorite Gear (Jan. 2020)

Great deals on gear our team has tested, and loves—TVs, Android phones, camera bags, cold-brew coffee makers, and more.

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How Stressed Is Iran?

Yesterday Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, delivered his first Friday sermon in eight years, a fulminating but boring rant against America after the death of Qassem Soleimani. The rant brought back memories for me, like hearing a familiar Beatles song. Sixteen years ago, as an unwashed backpacker, I went to Friday prayers at the University of Tehran. I can pass as

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Are humans hardwired for monogamy?

Monogamy is natural, but adultery is, too, says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher. Even though humans are animals that form pair bonds, some humans have a predisposition for restlessness. This might come from the evolutionary development of a dual human reproductive strategy. This drive to fall in love and form a pair bond evolved for an ecological reason: to rear our children as a team.

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The Kremlin Inches Closer to the Biden Plot

Somewhere near the heart of the Ukraine scandal is the oligarch Dmytro Firtash. Evidence has long suggested this fact. But over the past week, in a televised interview and in documents he supplied to Congress, Rudy Giuliani's former business partner Lev Parnas pointed his finger at the Ukrainian oligarch. According to Parnas , Giuliani's team had a deal with Firtash. Giulani would get the Justice

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Rumrejserne anno 2020: Starship, satellitsværme – og en lille smule asteroidestøv

PLUS. Sommerens højdepunkt i rummet bliver de fire missioner til Mars med både øvede og nybegyndere i feltet. Men vi glæder os også til at følge Indiens nye forsøg med landing på Månen og til returprøverne fra asteroiden Ryugu.

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Scientists made a bow tie-shaped molecule and it changes colour

A molecule shaped like a bow tie changes colour in the presence of toxic chemicals, which could make it useful for monitoring air

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Progressives Warn of a Great Deflation

"Please don't make me vote for Joe Biden!" a flock of teenagers pleaded in a series of videos posted to the social-media app TikTok earlier this month. But as the Iowa caucuses draw closer, a Biden nomination is looking more likely by the day. Lefty groups are worried—and warning that a Biden win could crush the activist enthusiasm they're counting on to win in November. The thousands of American

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Amerikanska forskare: Vår kroppstemperatur sjunker

Forskare vid universitetet i Standford fastslår att vår kroppstemperatur har sjunkit med 0,6 grader de sedan den industriella revolutionen. Varför? För att vi är friskare.

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Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia

Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas.

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Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals

Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Singing sparrows are no different. Duke University-led research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows don't sound quite like they used to—nor do they strike the same fear in other males who may be listening in.

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Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals

Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Singing sparrows are no different. Duke University-led research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows don't sound quite like they used to—nor do they strike the same fear in other males who may be listening in.

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Video: Se beredskabets nye værn mod elbilsbrande

Brande i elbiler kan være så svære at slukke, at det er bedre at tage den brændende bil med. En brandslukningscontainer skal komme ilden til livs, når bilen ikke kan slukkes på stedet.

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Do We Experience Time Accurately?

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The Fate of our Oceans with Boyan Slat and Jared Leto

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Sophia the Robot Gives a Glimpse of What's to Come in 2020

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The EVIL list : Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know

I am just finishing up an article on Slate. The Evil List Here are some starter thoughts: Oh My God! (After reading the list) Speechless Why I am not surprised? (I have been not living under a rock) What can I do about it? Oh My God (delayed response) What does this mean for our future as a society? I need to re-read and think little more but I thought I will share the article here… submitted b

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Kill Switch for CRISPR Could Make Gene Editing Safer

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BlackRock Sends Huge Warning Shot at Companies Ignoring Climate Risk

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9 ud af 10 hjemmesider overholder ikke lov om cookies: 'Det kan virkelig give bagslag'

Hjemmesiderne gør det næsten umuligt for dig at sige nej til cookies, viser dansk undersøgelse.

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The Migration Driven by Developed Countries

LAGOS—About a year ago, Dolapo Oni appeared to have it all. He was the head of energy research for a pan-African bank in Nigeria's biggest city, had a healthy (and growing) amount of savings and investments, and ran an e-commerce business on the side. He even liked his local gym. Then he resigned and moved with his family to Canada, eventually getting a job as an investment associate in a wealth-

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Laser diode emits deep UV light

Nagoya University researchers say they have designed a laser diode that emits the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and DNA analyses.

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Se robotduvan som imiterar fåglarnas vingar

Starta videon ovan för att se skapandet av robotduvans vingar.

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Intraflagellar transport protein RABL5/IFT22 recruits the BBSome to the basal body through the GTPase ARL6/BBS3 [Cell Biology]

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a ciliopathy caused by defects in the assembly or distribution of the BBSome, a conserved protein complex. The BBSome cycles via intraflagellar transport (IFT) through cilia to transport signaling proteins. How the BBSome is recruited to the basal body for binding to IFT trains for ciliary…

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Loop expansion around the Bethe solution for the random magnetic field Ising ferromagnets at zero temperature [Applied Physical Sciences]

We apply to the random-field Ising model at zero temperature (T=0) the perturbative loop expansion around the Bethe solution. A comparison with the standard ϵ expansion is made, highlighting the key differences that make the expansion around the Bethe solution much more appropriate to correctly describe strongly disordered systems, especially…

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Structure of a rabies virus polymerase complex from electron cryo-microscopy [Microbiology]

Nonsegmented negative-stranded (NNS) RNA viruses, among them the virus that causes rabies (RABV), include many deadly human pathogens. The large polymerase (L) proteins of NNS RNA viruses carry all of the enzymatic functions required for viral messenger RNA (mRNA) transcription and replication: RNA polymerization, mRNA capping, and cap methylation. We…

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M06-SX screened-exchange density functional for chemistry and solid-state physics [Chemistry]

Screened-exchange hybrid density functionals are especially recommended for solid-state systems because they combine the advantages of hybrid functionals with the correct physics and lower computational cost associated with the attenuation of Hartree–Fock exchange at long range. We present a screened-exchange hybrid functional, M06-SX, that combines the functional form of the…

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A strategy for designing allosteric modulators of transcription factor dimerization [Pharmacology]

Transcription factors (TFs) are fundamental in the regulation of gene expression in the development and differentiation of cells. They may act as oncogenes and when overexpressed in tumors become plausible targets for the design of antitumor agents. Homodimerization or heterodimerization of TFs are required for DNA binding and the association…

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Scd1 controls de novo beige fat biogenesis through succinate-dependent regulation of mitochondrial complex II [Cell Biology]

Preadipocytes can give rise to either white adipocytes or beige adipocytes. Owing to their distinct abilities in nutrient storage and energy expenditure, strategies that specifically promote "beiging" of adipocytes hold great promise for counterbalancing obesity and metabolic diseases. Yet, factors dictating the differentiation fate of adipocyte progenitors remain to be…

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Constructing a yeast to express the largest cellulosome complex on the cell surface [Applied Biological Sciences]

Cellulosomes, which are multienzyme complexes from anaerobic bacteria, are considered nature's finest cellulolytic machinery. Thus, constructing a cellulosome in an industrial yeast has long been a goal pursued by scientists. However, it remains highly challenging due to the size and complexity of cellulosomal genes. Here, we overcame the difficulties by…

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PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

At a congressional hearing Friday, smaller companies including PopSockets, Tile, Sonos, and Basecamp criticized Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon for having power over them.

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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue. (Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

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Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals

Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Songbirds are no different. New research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows don't sound quite like they used to — nor do they strike the same fear in other males who may be listening in. Humans are remarkably good at guessing a person's age by their voice. But this is the first time the phenomenon has been demonst

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Blood test for eight gene signatures can predict onset of tuberculosis

Scientists at UCL have shown a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.

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The Lancet: Fewer than half of US clinical trials have complied with the law on reporting results, despite new regulations

Less than half (41%) of clinical trial results are reported promptly onto the US trial registry, and 1 in 3 trials remain unreported, according to the first comprehensive study of compliance since new US regulations came into effect in January 2017.

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Researchers Say There's One Way Future Droughts Could Lead to Less Conflict

What happens when there's nothing left to fight for?

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Australia's Secret Rescue of Ancient Trees Offers an Insight Into Evolution – Facts So Romantic

This tree has, in a sense, outlived the dinosaurs. Encountering it can be like seeing a dinosaur-era insect encased in ancient amber brought to life. Photograph by S. Rae / Flickr When I read that more than a billion animals had lost their lives to bushfires still raging in Australia, I froze, staring at the incomprehensible figure on my screen. A sort of sinking feeling came. Scientists made the

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For under $40, ZapReader can get you reading up to three times faster

ZapReader uses expert guidance to boost reading speed by up to three times. The ZapReader system helps eliminate bad reading habits set in childhood. A lifetime of ZapReader access is now more than 90% off. None No one triumphs or achieves amazing success on their own. Behind every winner, there are literally dozens of teachers along that journey who helped shape the mind and abilities of the men

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The Atlantic Politics Daily: The Contractors Fighting America's Wars

It's Friday, January 17. In today's newsletter: The American war machine runs on contractors. Plus: Can Andrew Yang make the leap from "$1,000-a-month guy" to "Situation Room guy?" * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (Mike Segar / Reuters ) The American war machine runs on contractors. In 1991, at the time of the Persian Gulf war, one in 50 people fighting the war was an American civilian contractor; that pr

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Four reasons not to run a marathon

Marathons gained popularity over the last decade. In 2018 , 456,700 Americans completed a marathon, an 11 percent increase in participation from 2008. Training for and racing 26.2 miles has been shown to have adverse effects on the heart, such as plaque buildup in the arteries and inflammation. Running too much can lead to chronically increased cortisol levels, resulting in weight gain, fatigue,

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Winter-proof your lips with this DIY lip balm

Chapped lips are not acceptable winter accessories. (Vera Petrunina via Deposit Photos/) It's that time of the year again—when every time you step outside you get a merciless slap in the face; when the name of the game is "layers," and not checking your weather app in the morning might become a crime punishable by the loss of your toes. It's winter, everyone. I must confess that being a southern

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Daily briefing: A supercomputer is mining fossil records to uncover unknown extinctions

Nature, Published online: 17 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00138-w 300 million years of Earth's history in breathtaking detail, the extent of "spooky action at a distance" might be unknowable and how economic ideas untethered by evidence manage to influence policy — and just keep coming back.

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Government Might Investigate Teslas Accelerating Unexpectedly

Not User Error The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday that it's considering an investigation into "sudden unintended acceleration" affecting half a million Tesla vehicles, according to Reuters . The NHTSA is considering more than a hundred consumer complaints involving 123 unique vehicles — including a wide variety of Tesla models and production years, Reuters poin

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Research on embryo-like structures struggles to win US government funding

Nature, Published online: 17 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00127-z Biologists say they need clearer guidelines on funding rules for this nascent field.

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Keep your indoor plants alive with these essential watering tools

Three watering options for your plants. (Meg Nielson via Unsplash/) If you're an indoor-plant owner, then you're no stranger to the oxygenating presence and relaxing ambience that living, photosynthesizing greenery provides. Unfortunately, these botanicals are also difficult to keep alive. Fret not, though, you can change save a plant life by simply upgrading your gardening kit. For instance, you

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'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Being Delayed

Fans will have to wait a few more months for a videogame version of Keanu Reeves.

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United Kingdom to embark on 'agricultural revolution' in break from EU farm subsidies

Payments will focus on environmental benefits rather than food production

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Male sparrows are less intimidated by the songs of aging rivals

Few singers reach their sunset years with the same voice they had in younger days. Songbirds are no different. New research reveals that elderly swamp sparrows don't sound quite like they used to — nor do they strike the same fear in other males who may be listening in. Humans are remarkably good at guessing a person's age by their voice. But this is the first time the phenomenon has been demonst

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Scurvy is still a thing in Canada

McMaster University researchers surveyed the data of patients of Hamilton's two hospital systems over nine years and found 52 with low Vitamin C levels. This included 13 patients who could be diagnosed as having scurvy, and an additional 39 who tested positive for scurvy but did not have documented symptoms.

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SpaceX Test Delayed to Sunday

A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company's Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts aboard.

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The joy of French, in a dozen maps

Isogloss maps show what most cartography doesn't: the diversity of language. This baker's dozen charts the richness and humour of French. France is more than French alone: There's Breton and German, too – and more. Most maps show physical features and political divisions, but there's a special subset of cartography that reveals language as an exciting, unpredictable layer of human geography. Thes

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New tumor-driving mutations discovered in the under-explored regions of the cancer genome

In an unprecedented pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) have discovered new regions of non-coding DNA that, when altered, may lead to cancer growth and progression.

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Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.

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Walking with atoms: Chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action

Scientists have for the first time captured and filmed atoms bonding together, using advanced microscopy methods they captured a moment that is around half a million times smaller than the width of a human hair.

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What is an endangered species?

What makes for an endangered species classification isn't always obvious.

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Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity

Traditional methods of vacuum suction and previous vacuum suction devices cannot maintain suction on rough surfaces due to vacuum leakage, which leads to suction failure. Researchers have developed a zero-pressure difference method to enhance the development of vacuum suction units. Their method overcame leakage limitations by using a high-speed rotating water ring between the surface and suction

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New Evidence Points to Asteroid as Cause of Dinosaur Extinction

Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records argue that an asteroid impact—not volcanic fumes—was the main driver of the dinosaur die-off.

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W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs.

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What is an endangered species?

What makes for an endangered species classification isn't always obvious.

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What is an endangered species?

What makes for an endangered species classification isn't always obvious.

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Prosecutors' race, class bias may not drive criminal justice disparities

America's prison populations are disproportionately filled with people of color, but prosecutors' biases toward defendants' race and class may not be the primary cause for those disparities, new research from the University of Arizona suggests.

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An exclusive look at the new season of Cosmos

Cosmos: Possible Worlds looks far into the future to imagine humanity's survival. (Cosmos Studios/) Forty years ago this September, the late physicist Carl Sagan changed the way the world thought about science with his show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Co-written with his wife Ann Druyan, the program sought to make intricate scientific concepts both accessible and entertaining. It's not hyperbole t

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Teens feel the heat of climate change

In 2017, when the drought in Cape Town was at its worst in over a century, aid organisation Gift of the Givers made an urgent call to South Africans to help farmers; suicide rates, amongst both small- and large-scale farmers, had surged in the few months prior. This and other evidence paints a bleak future picture in the context of climate change, and southern Africa is one of the areas that will

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What is an endangered species?

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The Navy's Smallest Warship Gets a Big Laser Gun

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SpaceX poised to take large step toward human space flight

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Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener

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China's Birthrate Hits Historic Low, in Looming Crisis for Beijing

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These tiny living robots could help science eavesdrop on cellular gossip

A manufactured quadruped organism, 650-750 microns in diameter—a bit smaller than a pinhead. (Douglas Blackiston, Tufts University/) An entirely new being is swimming into the annals of science—a living robot designed by artificial intelligence. In a paper published earlier this week, computer scientists from the University of Vermont and biophysicists at Tufts University describe using AI to des

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This harpoon-throwing robot is designed to hunt destructive lionfish

The invasive lionfish has no natural enemies off the East Coast of the US, making it a tricky creature to combat. (DepositPhotos/) Florida's got a problem , and it's spiny, sneaky, and hard to spook, even with diving lessons and serious scuba gear. The lionfish first made its way from the South Pacific to the Sunshine State in the 1980s as a popular aquarium pet. It now reigns terror up and down

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$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million

A Philadelphia judge lowered the damages in a case that claimed Johnson & Johnson played down the risks of an antipsychotic drug.

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Study: U.S. alcohol deaths have doubled since 1997

From 1997 to 2017, alcohol-related deaths among Americans aged 16 and older doubled from 35,914 to 72,558. From 2011 to 2017, the average number of drinks consumed by binge-drinkers rose from 472 to 529. A 2018 study showed that people who consume six or more drinks per week are more likely to die early. None Americans are drinking more alcohol and dying at higher rates from it, according to two

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Scientists find way to make diphtheria treatment without injecting horses with toxin

Animal welfare group, PETA International Science Consortium, funds alternative to Nobel Prize–winning way to make antitoxin

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Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

Faking your emotions at work to appear more positive likely does more harm than good, according to a University of Arizona researcher. Allison Gabriel with the Eller College of Management says those who try to be genuinely positive with their co-workers reap 'significant benefits.'

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In Rising Seas, a Girl Learns to Swim

Eight-year-old Dulce is afraid of water. But she has to get over it, her mother, Betty, insists—it's time to learn how to swim. In their coastal Colombian village, this is an essential rite of passage; Iscuandé is dependent on harvesting piangua shellfish, a type of edible mussel that's a delicacy in nearby Ecuador. The village's cockle harvest has traditionally been the province of women, and it

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Elon Musk: Starship Will Fly for 20-30 Years, Aiming for Fleet of 1,000

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made waves a while back with an ambitious plan to begin ferrying people to Mars within the next several years. He was understandably vague on details, but now he's got a bit more to share . It still sounds like we're a long way from colonizing Mars, even by Musk's standards, but we have a better idea of what SpaceX needs to supply and sustain a human population on the red pla

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