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Two Jews Walk Into a Presidential Primary

MIAMI—In a country where anti-Semitic attacks have spiked and the president has sometimes hesitated to condemn neo-Nazis , two men who celebrated their bar mitzvahs in the 1950s suddenly want to talk about their Jewishness. "I know I'm not the only Jewish candidate running for president," Mike Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, told a packed synagogue here today, referencing his Democrati

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Prescription drug improves symptoms of autism by targeting brain's chemical messengers

Bumetanide — a prescription drug for oedema (the build-up of fluid in the body) — improves some of the symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorders and has no significant side effects, according to a new study from researchers in China and the UK.

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Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

A combination of climate change, extreme weather and pressure from local human activity is causing a collapse in global biodiversity and ecosystems across the tropics, new research shows. The study, published today, mapped over 100 locations where tropical forests and coral reefs have been affected by climate extremes such as hurricanes, floods, heatwaves, droughts and fires.

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UK chief scientific adviser on swift research visas post-Brexit

Nature, Published online: 27 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00185-3

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Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5

The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.

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Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

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Artificial Intelligence and the Manufacturing of Reality

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What will be the incentive for working more than the bare minimum required to survive once VR becomes immersive enough to fulfill (almost) all needs?

I'm basically picturing something like Ready Player One. Why do people still work more than the bare minimum? If they can afford a house, food, and a VR Headset, what else would they work for? Right now there are some needs that can be fulfilled in VR. However, they are still not comparable to their real-life equivalents. You can get some social interaction, but not all your social interaction in

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The Race to Mine the Moon Is Taking Off, Here's What's Coming

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Betelgeuse is 625 light-years away, meaning the dimming that is being observed on Earth, in this "present", was happening 625 years ago

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-betelgeuse-dim-diminishes-magnitude.html In all the recent reporting about the dimming of Betelgeuse, not one is mentioning this dimming started 625 years ago. It is very possible that Betelgeuse went supernova some time ago. Stars dim and "blink out" when their hydrogen and helium fuel is totally converted to heavier elements, the fusion reaction ceases, and it "bur

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Climate change could damage thousands of U.S. bridges, engineers say

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How could delivery drones be protected from thieves?

As most of you probably know, Amazon has already started rolling out delivery by drone. There are also other instances of delivery drone use around the world such as in Rwanda, where it is used to deliver blood to hospitals , and Iran, where the postal service is developing its own drones This got me thinking, how easy could it be for thieves to shoot down drones and steal the contents? And what

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Do you think the 2020s will be less materialistic than the 2010s?

Especially with social media, we have gotten really materialistic and selfish. Hopefully, the 2020s will be different, but I want your opinions. submitted by /u/Grapefruit888 [link] [comments]

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Coronavirus is probably way more critical than what's being shown

I'm not sure if it's the correct place to post that, but a friend told me that he has a friend who has a son studying medicine in Guangzhou University. And according to him the situation is way worse than anything imaginable. He said to his father that there are 25 millions people infected and already 40 thousands people died. And that many deserted cities we are seeing is more because of the dea

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This Marvelous Machine Splits Moon Dust Into Oxygen and Metal

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Engineers examine lithium battery defects

Lithium dendrites cause poor performance and even explosions in batteries with flammable liquid electrolytes. How these dendrites grow, even with a solid electrolytes, is still a mystery, but materials engineers study the conditions that enable dendrites and how to stop them.

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Shaping the social networks of neurons

Identification of a protein complex that attracts or repels nerve cells during development.

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Commercial air travel is safer than ever

It has never been safer to fly on commercial airlines, according to a new study that tracks the continued decrease in passenger fatalities around the globe.

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Discovery sheds new light on how cells move

Through experiments, researchers found that the force each cell applies to the surface beneath it — in other words, traction — is the dominant physical factor that controls cell shape and motion as cells travel as a group.

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The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified

Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. Scientists have dubbed the dramatic rise the "Blue Acceleration".

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Increasing opportunities for sustainable behavior

To mitigate climate change and safeguard ecosystems, we need to make drastic changes in our consumption and transport behaviors. A new study shows how even minor changes to available infrastructure can trigger tipping points in the collective adoption of sustainable behaviors.

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Brazil's pick of a creationist to lead its higher education agency rattles scientists

Schools should teach intelligent design, appointee has said

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New stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

The adoption of wearable electronics has so far been limited by their need to derive power from bulky, rigid batteries that reduce comfort and may present safety hazards due to chemical leakage or combustion. Researchers have now developed a soft and stretchable battery that relies on a special type of plastic to store power more safely than the flammable formulations used in conventional batterie

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The highways of our brain

Researchers found that myelin, the sheath around neurons, creates a coaxial cable producing multiple waves of electrical potentials traveling in a more complicated manner than was envisioned earlier. These findings allow us to create better theories and tools to understand demyelinating diseases, including the most common neurological disorder, multiple sclerosis.

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Horror movies manipulate brain activity expertly to enhance excitement

A research team maps neural activity in response to watching horror movies. A study shows the top horror movies of the past 100 years, and how they manipulate brain activity.

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Deciphering the sugar code

Like animals and humans, plants possess a kind of immune system. It can e.g. recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from the immune system by modifying some of the chitin building blocks, converting chitin into chitosan. Researchers now found that plants can react to a certain pattern in this chitosan, stimulating their immune s

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Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats

Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. The presence of Marburg virus, a close relative to Ebola virus that also causes hemorrhagic disease in people, was detected in advance of any reported cases of human illne

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TP53 gene variant in people of African descent linked to iron overload, may improve malaria response

A rare, African-specific variant of the TP53 gene called P47S causes iron accumulation in macrophages and other cell types and is associated with poorer response to bacterial infections, along with markers of iron overload in African Americans. Macrophage iron accumulation disrupts their function, resulting in more severe bacterial infections.

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New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was just unveiled. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, between 157-152 million years ago, making it the geologically oldest species of Allosaurus, predating the more well-known state fossil of Utah, Allosaurus fragilis.

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New insights about the brightest explosions in the Universe

Researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed — SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose.

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Liver fibrosis 'off switch' discovered in mice

Researchers identified several genetic switches, or transcription factors, that determine whether or not liver cells produce collagen — providing a new therapeutic target for liver fibrosis.

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Novel communication between intestinal microbes and developing immune cells in the thymus

Researchers discover microbes regulate the development of specialized immune cells in the thymus that play a critical role in mucosal tolerance.

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A megalibrary of nanoparticles

Using straightforward chemistry and a mix-and-match, modular strategy, researchers have developed a simple approach that could produce over 65,000 different types of complex nanoparticles.

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Starwatch: find a sliver of moon, guided by brilliant Venus

Enjoy the beauty of a tiny young crescent moon as it approaches conjunction with Venus, the brightest planet Observers in both hemispheres have the opportunity to see an extremely thin crescent moon this evening and tomorrow. Such tiny lunar slivers are extraordinarily beautiful but often hard to locate. Although this one takes place in the constellation of Aquarius, the water bearer, which is no

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Scanning system in sperm may control rate of human evolution

Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to the next generation, a new study finds.

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Scientists discover how a curvy, stomach cancer-causing bacterium maintains its shape

A new study shows how a common stomach bacterium is able to keep its corkscrew-like shape as it grows. Disrupting the shape could point the way for future, more-specialized antibiotics that prevent the bacterium from being harmful.

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Large marine parks can save sharks from overfishing threat

'No-take' marine reserves — where fishing is banned — can reverse the decline in the world's coral reef shark populations caused by overfishing, according to a new study. But researchers found that existing marine reserves need to be much larger to be effective against overfishing.

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The easy route the easy way: New chip calculates the shortest distance in an instant

Combinatorial optimization problems are problems that arise in everyday situations, involving the puzzle of determining the shortest route that can be taken between multiple points. Researchers have developed a new chip that uses special components to calculate the shortest distance between up to 22 cities in a very short time.

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Principles for a green chemistry future

Researchers show how green chemistry is essential for a sustainable future.

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How to minimize the impacts of severe weather on wildlife

Data collected are providing crucial new insights for scientists seeking to minimize the impacts of severe weather and climate change on wildlife.

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3,000-year-old teeth solve Pacific banana mystery

Humans began transporting and growing banana in Vanuatu 3,000 years ago, a scientist has discovered.

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Top strategies for successful weight loss maintenance

Some of the most effective behaviors and psychological strategies reported by those maintaining their weight loss included choosing healthy food, tracking what you eat and using positive self-talk, according to a new study.

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Coronavirus: 100,000 may already be infected, experts warn

UK government urged to reassure public that NHS is ready for cases within days About 100,000 people could be infected with the new coronavirus around the world, experts have warned, as the UK government faced calls to reassure people that the NHS is ready to deal with any British cases within days. Prof Neil Ferguson, a public health expert at Imperial College, said his "best guess" was that ther

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US confirms two more coronavirus cases, bringing total to five

Health officials in California and Arizona say they are each treating a patient infected with the deadly illness America's fourth and fifth cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Sunday after health officials in California and Arizona announced that they were each treating a patient infected with the deadly illness. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the patient is a "returning t

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New groundbreaking method could improve the accuracy of data used to produce lifesaving drugs

A new high-throughput method has revealed metals previously undetected in 3D protein structures.

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How're your cells' motors running?

Researchers develop a device that parks individual molecular motors on nano scale platforms and found that two types of 'kinesin' possess different properties of coordination. In kinesin-1, neither the number nor spacing of the molecules change the transport velocity of microtubules, while kinesin-14 decreased transport velocity as the number of motors on a filament increased, but increased as the

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Chemicals in the environment: A focus on mixtures

The real world is marked by multiple stressors, among them cocktails of chemicals. The review article presents methodological approaches to isolating, characterizing and tracking chemicals of concern in complex mixtures. Techniques that combine chemical analysis and bioassays are most suited to this purpose.

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Many youth living with undiagnosed chronic fatigue syndrome

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study.

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Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30

At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said Saturday.

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Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home.

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Coronavirus and EM equities — what are the risks for investors?

It is too early to say which of two opposing scenarios will play out

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Indiana: Images of the Hoosier State

Today's photo story is the third in a year-long Sunday series, focusing on each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Indiana's state motto is the "The crossroads of America," having long been a hub for the paths and highways that have connected the United States. Its landscape includes prairie, lakeshore, forest, and farmland. Gathered here are a few glimpses into the various feature

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Oldgammel stjerne gemte på hemmelighed: Blev dannet da galakser kolliderede

For 11 milliarder år siden ramte vores galakse sammen med en mindre. Konsekvenserne kan stadig ses på himlen.

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Ron Davie obituary

Co-director of the National Child Development Study that gathered data from 15,000 children born in one week in March 1958 Ron Davie, who has died aged 90, was the former director of the National Children's Bureau , which carries out research and works collaboratively to influence policy and improve services for children and young people, and co-director of the longitudinal National Child Developm

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Priti Patel: UK taking precautions and measures against coronavirus – video

Priti Patel has said the UK is implementing the right measures to try to prevent coronavirus from reaching the UK, in an interview for Sky's Sophy Ridge on Sunday. When asked about reports of an evacuation of more than 200 Britons from Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, the home secretary said the UK was 'looking at all the options' Priti Patel: UK taking 'all the precautions' regarding co

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In Coronavirus, a 'Battle' That Could Humble China's Strongman

With Xi Jinping firmly in control, the Chinese government has stepped up its response to the Wuhan crisis, but the effort has been plagued by bureaucracy and a lack of transparency.

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Wuhan hospitals under pressure as China says coronavirus is getting stronger – video

China's health commission minister says coronavirus's ability to spread appeared to be increasing. More patients have been found to have the virus in Wuhan, which has been placed under strict lockdown. Officials announced a range of measures to halt the outbreak on Sunday, including a nationwide ban on trading in wildlife and the suspension of long-distance buses in the eastern province of Shando

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Coronavirus threatens World Indoor Athletics championships in Nanjing

• World Athletics confirms talks with World Health Organization • Asian Athletics Association cancels Hangzhoux championships Doubts are growing over whether the World Indoor Athletics championships will be staged in Nanjing in March after China's leader Xi Jinping warned of the "accelerating spread" of the coronavirus in the country. On Sunday the Asian Athletics Association announced it was canc

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Introduction to Neuroscience | Stanford University

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How to beat A.I. in landing a job

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being used in hiring. AI can analyze the personality and decision-making of potential employees. Consultants can offer advice to candidates on dealing with AI interviews. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is being used in assessing job applications. It's you versus the robot. How is a human to prevail? By making key adjustments to how you present yourse

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What your voice would sound like on other planets and moons

Yell into the void of Venus, Titan, and beyond. Would you hear anything back? (Giacomo Gambineri/) Acousticians sometimes speculate about how conversations might carry on alien worlds. Of course, you'd have no time to chat if you stood in the open air on Mars : Your blood would boil you to death in seconds. But what about those final screams? No matter where you are, your voice is a product of ho

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What Do Cashews, Mangos, and Poison Ivy Have in Common?

It itches, it oozes, it drives you crazy! Here are all the surprising ways you can end up getting a poison-ivy-like reaction and how to avoid them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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First generation university students are at greater risk of experiencing imposter syndrome

Increasing efforts have been made in recent years to encourage students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. There's been a particularly positive emphasis on getting a more diverse group of people onto such courses: women, black and ethnic minority groups and working class people have all been the focus of drives and campaigns designed to help them enter STEM care

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What Do Cashews, Mangos, and Poison Ivy Have in Common?

It itches, it oozes, it drives you crazy! Here are all the surprising ways you can end up getting a poison-ivy-like reaction and how to avoid them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Many Holocausts

Almost inconceivably, the two most acclaimed Holocaust writers were imprisoned in the same Auschwitz sub-camp, Monowitz, at the same time. Some survivors even remembered them occupying the same block. There, they suffered the same unspeakable deprivations, the deadly cold, disease, hunger, and dehumanization. In that insanely polyglot place, they both learned the lifesaving lingua franca—German—a

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This Marvelous Machine Splits Moon Dust Into Oxygen and Metal

Like the settlers of old, space explorers will live off the land. But if self-sufficiency on Earth is difficult, it's orders of magnitude more challenging in space, where there are no trees to build shelter, no plants and animals to eat, no water to drink, and no breathable air. Like The Martian's Mark Watney, future space explorers will have to use a heavy dose of science-y resourcefulness to su

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These are the best cities for work-life balance

Finding room for "me time" during a stressful work week is no simple task. But in some places it's easier than others, according to a recent study. Security company Kisi surveyed 40 cities around the world to discover where residents have the best work-life balance, scoring based on employment factors, such as average commute times, working hours and holiday leave, along with wellbeing and civic

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An Origin Story, Smart Headlights, and Other Car News

General Motors' Cruise unit shows off its self-driving concept vehicle, while Hyundai smothers road noise.

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The 'Book Murderer' Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

What kind of sick person slashes apart their novels and posts the deed on Twitter?

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Roligt 'rumvejr' det næste årti: Vores stjerne er klar til en ny cyklus

PLUS. I år begynder solcyklus nr. 25, som forskere vurderer bliver svag som forgængeren – måske endog den allersvageste i 200 år.

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Twenty-Eight Shades of Shoes

New research using Crocs explains the dress — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Twenty-Eight Shades of Shoes

New research using Crocs explains the dress — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Patients suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers

Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with cancers that will do them no harm if left undetected or untreated, exposing them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy, says a new study published online today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Injured knee? Send in the microbots

Korean scientists propose novel way to treat damaged cartilage.

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Imagine touchscreens so thin you can roll them and fold them

Australian researchers hope their new material will open a world of possibilities.

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We need to look out for sharks

Two studies look at the difficult task of sharing the oceans.

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Reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infection

Fighting antibiotic resistance needs some new strategies.

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How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

Ethicists and biologists seek to head off challenges raised by tissue "organoids" as they become increasingly similar to human brains.

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Science history: Eva Crane, the ultimate beekeeper

Nuclear physicist found her calling in apiology.

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When sensors get together

Matrix takes us further down the path towards electronic skin, researchers hope.

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Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie

This hoodie, which sheds much fewer microplastic fibers, makes me feel bad about wearing any other hoodie.

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New Safety Gizmos Are Making Car Insurance More Expensive

The high cost of repairing sensor-packed vehicles outpaces the savings from fewer crashes.

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How to fight racism using science

Misguided assumptions about race are going mainstream, but hard facts can help you combat entrenched attitudes It seems we can't move for comments about race dominating our media landscape, be it about an actor formerly known as a princess, or by an actor previously unknown to anyone outside of his famous acting dynasty. These are fractious times, and such debates appear to be increasing in frequ

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The Sly Subversion of Sex Education

Late in the second season of Netflix's Sex Education comes a scene familiar from multiple teen movies: the ritualistic dissemination of a person's private notebook, weaponized to cause maximum chaos. You might remember this exact scenario from Mean Girls , when Regina George papered her high school with xeroxed pages of the same Burn Book she'd helped create, sparking a fracas of hysteria and rec

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The Responsibility to Counter China's Ambitions Falls to Us

In August 1784, when the American merchant vessel Empress of China finally docked in Canton (modern-day Guangzhou) after six months at sea, Captain John Green of Philadelphia and his crew found a civilization at its height. The Qianlong emperor ruled 10 percent of the world's land mass and 30 percent of its population. He controlled one-third of the global economy. He could look out on an empire

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The psychological tricks of faith healing, explained

Changing the narrative around people's experience with pain or illness, combined with a bit of adrenaline and showmanship, can change their condition, says psychological illusionist Derren Brown. Brown has a show on Netflix, called Miracle, that comes at faith healing from a scientific perspective, demonstrating the psychological tricks that can seem so god-like. When we start to identify with a

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US stocks recover as WHO says no 'global emergency' yet

Shares in China and Hong Kong drop after authorities shut Wuhan's transport network

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Wuhan virus points to tough Year of the Rat for Xi Jinping

Outbreak compounds problems facing Chinese president in HK and Taiwan

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Why Mohammed bin Salman Might Have Hacked Jeff Bezos's Phone

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, has been accused of a massive breach of etiquette and U.S. law: hacking the cellphone of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post . Bezos's newspaper has criticized the crown prince relentlessly after his henchmen dismembered one of its columnists. According to Bezos's security team, Mohammed bin Salman—widely known

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvordan virker kontaktlinser med flere styrker?

En læser undrer sig over, hvordan flerstyrkekontaktlinser egentlig virker. Vi får en forklaring fra en lektor i optometri.

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What is the coronavirus and how worried should we be?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it relate to Sars, and at what point should you go to the doctor? Coronavirus's ability to spread getting stronger, China suggests Where has the virus spread? It is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animal

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Coronavirus makes for dismal lunar new year for Wuhan residents

Citizens stuck at the epicentre of the outbreak tell of life in a city under lockdown

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How will investors get to grips with the coronavirus threat?

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

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Forsyningsskib skal sejle på ammoniak

Brændselsceller skal få et norsk forsyningsskib til at sejle på ammoniak i store dele af driften. Ombygningen er en del af Equinor's strategi for at blive CO2-neutrale i 2050.

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Wild horses in the US are being shot with contraceptive darts

Wild horse populations in the western US are growing out of control, but contraceptive darts may be an effective way to stop them breeding

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China warns that spread of deadly virus will accelerate

More Chinese cities restrict movements as scientists point to difficulty of containing infection

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DR3-program giver abort-myter nyt liv: Men holder de?

Serien 'Abort eller baby' har sat gang debatten på Facebook. Vi har tjekket tre påstande.

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From the archive: Will you emigrate to the moon?

It's 1974 and the great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov attempts to present the facts on lunar life The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote about the colonisation of the moon for his book Our World in Space , extracted by the Observer Magazine ('Will you emigrate to the moon?') on 9 June 1974. It's amazing how quickly the future dates – this feels more nostalgic than being a credible sc

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Who Is an Indian?

India houses more democratic citizens than any other country in the world. But for weeks, it has been in the throes of an intense argument over who those citizens should be. The passage of a new citizenship law that treats non-Muslims from three neighboring countries differently from Muslim ones has sparked much outrage. Yet even though this law is new—and arguably the single largest blow to Indi

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The five: factors that affect early greying

As researchers confirm that stress can turn you grey, we look at the other scientific factors that could salt-and-pepper your crowning glory This week, scientists from Harvard demonstrated that stress can accelerate the greying of human hair. The researchers found that stress prompts the production of a hormone that affects the melanocyte cells involved in making hair pigments. The scientists hope

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Forskare vill väcka mammuten till liv: Kan minska effekt av global uppvärmning

Forskarnas arbete med att återskapa mammuten går framåt. Målet är att djuren ska blir en del av det sibiriska ekosystemet igen. – Det är lite science fiction. Vi hoppas få fram först en och sen flera individer med stor genetisk variation, säger genetikprofessor George Church i Vetenskapens värld.

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Big pharma sees remedy in data and AI

Billions are being invested into mining patient records in a bid to aid drug discovery but backers are impatient

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Live deepfake

https://youtu.be/imOreIfpzsU I didn't think we would get there so quickly. It's far from perfect but still. submitted by /u/vallebee [link] [comments]

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Technologies to watch in 2020

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How 1960s Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity

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Which families, corporations, cities, states, nations, and empires (of today and yesteryear) are known for planning and investing far into the future?

For example, Egypt went to great lengths planning for the pharaoh's infinite lives in the after world. submitted by /u/cooperationisgood [link] [comments]

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Some Wolf Pups Show Innate Fetching Talent

Some wolf pups will play fetch with a stranger, suggesting that an ability to playfully interact with people could have come before, and played a role in, dog domestication.

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Tons of Rotting Pig Carcasses Are Teaching Us What Happens During Mass Animal Die-Offs

Australia's bushfires have killed up to 1 billion animals.

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Some Wolf Pups Show Innate Fetching Talent

Some wolf pups will play fetch with a stranger, suggesting that an ability to playfully interact with people could have come before, and played a role in, dog domestication. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus outbreak: death toll rises to 56 as Canada confirms first case – updates

Authorities in China say infections have risen to more than 1,600 while Canada becomes the latest country to report a case of the virus. Follow all the latest developments here Scientists race to disover how Wuhan victims were infected 2.43am GMT France and a major car manufacturer said Saturday that they are moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city where a deadly outbreak of a ne

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Hillary Clinton: Mark Zuckerberg Has 'Authoritarian' Views on Misinformation

In the first great meme war, when the foot soldiers of 4chan took to anonymous message boards in a burn-it-down effort to send Donald Trump to the White House, Hillary Clinton had no idea what was crawling out of the depths of the web and replicating across the internet. The ordinary nastiness she'd come to expect from a lifetime in politics had warped into something much darker and more nihilist

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Obama's 2016 Warning: Trump Is a 'Fascist'

Barack Obama's private assessment of Donald Trump: He's a fascist. That is, at least, according to Tim Kaine, the Democratic senator from Virginia and a friend of the former president. In a video clip from October 2016, Kaine is seen relaying Obama's comment to Hillary Clinton. The footage is part of the new Hulu documentary Hillary , which was obtained by The Atlantic ahead of its premiere at th

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Scientists race to find out how Wuhan victims became ill

If this outbreak is still caused mainly by animals, it can be controlled. But all-out human transmission could spell disaster Scientists are urgently seeking data to resolve one critically important aspect of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 54 people and infected well over 1,000 since emerging in Wuhan, China. Researchers say they desperately need to find out whether most cases

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Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.

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Millions of future climate refugees may need protection, U.N. committee warns

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I didn't think AI was this advanced yet

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This Neural Network Combines Motion Capture and Physics

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Farming Upgrades: Land Use -> Wearable Farm -> Symbiosis?

Anyone got informed guesses based on biotech knowledge to estimate how long before everyone can wear a Dune suit or just contain their own food sources symbiotically? submitted by /u/strokemeGENTLY [link] [comments]

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For hottest planet, a major meltdown, study shows

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds.

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Spacewalking astronauts close to fixing cosmic ray detector

Spacewalking astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday and give it new life.

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