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Astra Zenecas vaccin mot covid-19 ifrågasätts

Astra Zeneca ligger långt fram i jakten på ett vaccin mot covid-19, men forskare ifrågasätter om vaccinet kommer ge det skydd som krävs. – De tidiga resultaten ser inte särskilt lovande ut, säger Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, professor i vaccinimmunologi vid Karolinska institutet.

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1962: Interessante buekonstruktioner på Femernsundbroen

Mange års ønskedrømme går i opfyldelse, når Fugleflugtslinjen næste år kan indvies, skrev Ingeniøren i 1962 og fremhævede gennemsejlingsfagets to buer, der læner sig mod hinanden og både giver broen stivhed og et tiltalende udseende.

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Are breathing techniques good for your health?

The market is flooded with books and classes claiming 'breathwork' can help with mental health, sleep and even Covid-19. But experts are not convinced Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Alan Dolan couldn't afford market research when he started out as a breathing instructor in 2005. Instead, he took soundings from London taxi drivers. "I'd tell them I taught people to b

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What kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19?

Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of contracting coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Yes. Different types of mask offer different levels of protection. Surgical grade N95 respirators offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19 infection, followed by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly, in limited

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Enough of the psychobabble. Racism is not something to fix with therapy

Unconscious bias training is a lucrative industry, but it won't change consciously hostile policies Are you racist? And, if so, how would I know? I used to think that a good gauge may be whether you call me a "Paki", or assault me because of my skin colour, or deny me a job after seeing my name. But, no, these are just overt expressions of racism. Even if you show no hostility, or seek to discrim

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Ministers have struggled to wear a mask. Do they think it makes them look weak? | Catherine Bennett

The chancellor missed an opportunity to deliver a life-saving message along with Wagamama's chicken Whatever he has done to Wagamama's previously enviable reputation, Rishi Sunak has demonstrated that, even in one of those countries where the leadership is also a recognised disease vector, some hygiene failures can still shock . We might be resigned to a clammy-looking Boris Johnson transmitting

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Do We Need a Theory of Everything? – Facts So Romantic

I get constantly asked if I could please comment on other people's theories of everything. That could be Garrett Lisi's E8 theory or Eric Weinstein's geometric unity or Stephen Wolfram's idea that the universe is but a big graph , and so on. Good, then. Let me tell you what I think about this. But I'm afraid it may not be what you wanted to hear. Before we start, let me remind you what physicists

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Theatres saved from bulldozer by new rules in lockdown

Communities secretary announces new planning rules forcing councils to take impact of Covid-19 into account Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Empty theatres and live music venues that risk falling into disrepair – and, ultimately, into the hands of redevelopers – have been offered a lifeline. This weekend, the government is revealing new planning rules aimed at prevent

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Young people overeating as they battle lockdown anxiety, says UK study

Mental health issues among teenagers and young adults are on the rise since start of pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Young people are at higher risk of suffering from mental health problems because of lockdown, new research has shown. Six in 10 young people with pre-existing mental health issues and four in 10 without reported higher levels of stress, accord

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'We are all Martians!': space explorers seek to solve the riddle of life on Mars

With the red planet's launch window about to open, the US, China and the UAE are all sending craft to look for answers In the next few weeks, a flotilla of probes will be blasted into space from launch pads round the world and propelled towards one of the solar system's most mysterious objects: the planet Mars. Within days of each other, spacecraft built by the USA, by China and by the United Ara

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Egalitarians be warned: wealth begets wealth | Torsten Bell

New research from Sweden reveals that good genes don't make you a success but family money, or marrying into it, does Wealth matters in 21st-century Britain, in part because there's lots of it around. British household wealth was three times GDP in the 1970s. It's seven times today. Falling interest rates are the main cause, pushing up prices of existing assets. Resolution Foundation research sho

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Astrazeneca: "Vaccin klart före årsskiftet"

Pengar, prestige och många människors liv står på spel i jakten på ett vaccin mot covid-19. Svensk-brittiska Astrazeneca ligger i täten och hoppas leverera vaccin redan före årsskiftet. Vd Pascal Soriot säger att han hoppas att även konkurrenterna lyckas. – Vi kämpar mot ett virus, inte mot varandra, säger han i en intervju med SVT Nyheter

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WHO struggles to prove itself in the face of Covid-19

Donald Trump's rejection of UN body highlights problems over politics, science and funding

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Key role of immune cells in brain development

Researchers have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in life.

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Topological materials 'cherned' up to the maximum

In topological materials, electrons can display behavior that is fundamentally different from that in 'conventional' matter, and the magnitude of many such 'exotic' phenomena is directly proportional to an entity known as the Chern number. New experiments establish for the first time that the theoretically predicted maximum Chern number can be reached — and controlled — in a real material.

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Invention: 'Nanocage' tool untangles (molecular) spaghetti

Scientists have invented a new tool — they call it a "nanocage" — that can catch and straighten out molecule-sized tangles of polymers – -whether made of protein or plastic. This tool — that works a bit like pulling a wad of thread through a needle hole — opens a new way to create custom materials that have never been made before.

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Microscopy technique reveals nanoscale detail of coatings as they dry

Thin film coatings do more than add color to walls. For example, they can be used as pharmaceutical devices. How these coatings dry can change their properties, which is especially important for films used in drug delivery. Engineering researchers studying the in situ drying behavior of thin film coatings are visualizing particle interactions with groundbreaking precision. Their findings could imp

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Extraordinary regeneration of neurons in zebrafish

Biologists have discovered a uniquely rapid form of regeneration in injured neurons and their function in the central nervous system of zebrafish. They studies the Mauthner cells, which are solely responsible for the escape behavior of the fish, and previously regarded as incapable of regeneration. However, their ability to regenerate crucially depends on the location of the injury.

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Fast-spreading mutation helps common flu subtype escape immune response

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein.

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Understanding the love-hate relationship of halide perovskites with the sun

Perovskiet solar cells are at the center of much recent solar research. The material is cheap and almost as efficient as silicon. However, perovskite cells have a love-hate-relationship with the sun. The light they need to generate electricity, also impairs the quality of the cells, limiting efficiency and stability over time. Research now sheds new light on the causes of this degradation.

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Robust high-performance data storage through magnetic anisotropy

A technologically relevant material for HAMR data memories are thin films of iron-platinum nanograins. An international team has now observed experimentally for the first time how a special spin-lattice interaction in these iron-platinum thin films cancels out the thermal expansion of the crystal lattice.

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Construction: How to turn 36 seconds into USD 5.4 billion

A team of researchers have, for the first time ever, linked 40 years of productivity data from the construction industry with the actual work done. The results show that productivity in the construction industry has been declining since the 1970s. The results also explain the decline and how to achieve far more efficient construction in North America and Europe.

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T-ray camera speed boosted a hundred times over

Scientists are a step closer to developing a fast and cost effective camera that utilizes terahertz radiation, potentially opening the opportunity for them to be used in non-invasive security and medical screening.

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Invention: 'Nanocage' tool untangles (molecular) spaghetti

Scientists have invented a new tool — they call it a "nanocage" — that can catch and straighten out molecule-sized tangles of polymers – -whether made of protein or plastic. This tool — that works a bit like pulling a wad of thread through a needle hole — opens a new way to create custom materials that have never been made before.

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Microscopy technique reveals nanoscale detail of coatings as they dry

Thin film coatings do more than add color to walls. For example, they can be used as pharmaceutical devices. How these coatings dry can change their properties, which is especially important for films used in drug delivery. Engineering researchers studying the in situ drying behavior of thin film coatings are visualizing particle interactions with groundbreaking precision. Their findings could imp

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Understanding the love-hate relationship of halide perovskites with the sun

Perovskiet solar cells are at the center of much recent solar research. The material is cheap and almost as efficient as silicon. However, perovskite cells have a love-hate-relationship with the sun. The light they need to generate electricity, also impairs the quality of the cells, limiting efficiency and stability over time. Research now sheds new light on the causes of this degradation.

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T-ray camera speed boosted a hundred times over

Scientists are a step closer to developing a fast and cost effective camera that utilizes terahertz radiation, potentially opening the opportunity for them to be used in non-invasive security and medical screening.

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Less roadkill during the pandemic could translate to more deer down the road

Deer collisions are down in several parts of the nation, including in California. (Ivana Cajina/) This story originally featured on Outdoor Life . Hunters know the risks of cruising down rural highways in whitetail country, and the deer carcasses lining our roadways are a not-so-subtle reminder. But during COVID-19 closures and social distancing, there has been a steep drop in the number of anima

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An early morning whey protein snack increases morning blood sugar level in healthy people

Consuming protein at night increases blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, according to new research.

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Covid-19 deaths rise as US states impose new restrictions

Louisiana is latest to mandate masks as coronavirus surge continues along sun belt

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Spend Less Time Thinking and More Time Doing By Training Your Brain

Thinking things through is important. We count on our brains to make split-second decisions and long-term ones, to process complex ideas quickly and synthesize relevant information at the snap of a finger. For some people, it feels like those skills come naturally. If you're indecisive, the very idea of making a decision might have you feeling sweat start to form on your brow right this second. A

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Less impact from wildfire smoke on climate

New research revealed that tiny, sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may have less impact on climate than widely hypothesized because reactions as the plume mixes with clean air reduce its absorbing power and climate-warming effect.

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With 120 countries making masks compulsory in public, shouldn't England?

Scientists still divided on the issue as PM hints he will make face coverings mandatory for shoppers Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists remain divided over the effectiveness of masks in providing protection against the Covid-19 virus in the wake of Boris Johnson's hints that he would soon make face coverings compulsory in shops in England. Some senior researc

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Researchers solve a 50-year-old enzyme mystery

Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unraveling of a 50-year-old mystery.

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Researchers solve a 50-year-old enzyme mystery

Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unraveling of a 50-year-old mystery.

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Farmers' climate change conundrum: Low yields or revenue instability

Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and Washington State University: Either risk more revenue volatility, or live with a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

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Why stakeholders in 'wind energy vs biological conservation' conflict have low mutual trust

Each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as bats. To find a constructive way out of this "green-green" dilemma, companies building and running wind turbines might have to work together with environmental experts and conservationists. Yet lack of trust between them can hinder effective collaboration. Scientists show: shared values ar

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Gene yields insights into the causes of neurodegeneration

Cornell researchers including Fenghua Hu, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, are taking a closer look at the factors that cause Alzheimer's, FTLD and similar diseases. Hu's latest study, "A role of the frontotemporal lobar degeneration risk factor TMEM106B in myelination," was published June 23

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Living close to green space benefits gut bacteria of urban, formula-fed infants

Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new research.

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Two climate patterns predict coral bleaching months earlier

A new study may help researchers predict coral bleaching months earlier than current tools, and, for the first time, may help predict invasion events of coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish.

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Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The findings suggest a worsening gender gap in academic medicine as women are already underrepresented among authors of medical research.

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Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications.

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Couldn't socially distance? Blame your working memory

A new study highlights the critical role that working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Physicians give first comprehensive review of COVID-19's effects outside the lung

Based on their experience treating COVID-19, physicians have assembled critical information about the coronavirus's effects on organs outside the lungs.

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Sparrow Song Undergoes Key Change

White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada.

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LIVE ON MONDAY | "Lights, camera, activism!" with Judith Light

Add event to calendar In this Big Think Live session, multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Judith Light ( Transparent, Ugly Betty) and host, writer, and actor Winsome Brown will discuss the art of acting, the challenge of choosing the right roles, and why any career is made better by asking "How can I be of service?" instead of "How do I get more…?" From her work fighting for equality a

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Sparrow Song Undergoes Key Change

White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sparrow Song Undergoes Key Change

White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Sparrow Song Undergoes Key Change

White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The medical profession has failed when women in agony are dismissed as hysterics | Barbara Ellen

The vaginal mesh scandal betrayed the intimate trust that should exist between doctor and patient, whatever their sex Whatever comes next in the vaginal mesh scandal, let's hope that it spells the end of the "shut up and put up" medical culture when it comes to female healthcare. The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, led by Baroness Julia Cumberlege, spent two years looking

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Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption

New research has identified for the first time the specific brain cells that control how much sugar you eat and how much you crave sweet tasting food. The study specifically identifies the brain cells that respond to the hormone FGF21 to regulate sugar intake and sweet taste preference.

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Arctic Ocean changes driven by sub-Arctic seas

New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century norm.

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Like humans, beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties

A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with more distantly related and unrelated individuals. Findings will improve th

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Sensation seekers, risk-takers who experience more bitterness apt to drink IPAs

People who seek novel and powerful sensations and are more prone to taking risks — and who perceive bitter tastes more intensely — are more likely to prefer bitter, pale-ale-style beers and drink them more often, according to sensory researchers, who conducted a study that involved blind taste tests and personality assessments.

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How to Fix Science's Diversity Problem

We can be aware of the issue and still hold on to patterns of thinking and behavior that perpetuate discrimination — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Is what I see, what I imagine? Study finds neural overlap between vision and imagination

Researchers report the results of a study using artificial intelligence and human brain studies to compare brain areas involved in mental imagery and vision. Their findings suggest that mental imagery and vision are similar, but that low-level visual areas are activated in a less precise manner with mental imagery. This suggests that the brain is more tuned and sensitive to what it sees than what

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Global 'catastrophe' looms as Covid-19 fuels inequality

Job losses, homelessness, school closures and acute hunger set to rise dramatically without urgent support, Christian Aid warns Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The pandemic has exposed and reinforced deep inequalities across the world, with the true extent yet to be seen, according to a major new report. The crisis in the poorest countries threatens to escalate into

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Nearly 300 wildfires in Siberia amid record warm weather

Russia's forest service said there were nearly 300 wildfires blazing across the vast country's northern wilderness on Saturday, as it attempted to contain them with methods including explosives and cloud seeding.

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Give Your Relationship the Attention It Deserves With Online Couples Therapy

Every relationship is going to encounter hard times. That's just a fact of life. It's how you deal with hard times that matters. Recent surveys indicate that the most common causes for couples splitting up are lack of communication, lack of respect and trust, and lack of love or intimacy. These are all psychological and emotional issues that can be resolved with the help of a professional counsel

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Dna-beviser afslører: Manden bag Kon-Tiki-eventyr havde måske ret alligevel

Folk i Polynesien blandede gener med sydamerikanerne i 1200-tallet, viser dna-spor.

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How to carry just about anything on your bike

Turn to this guide when you really need to transport those wine bottles you turned into vases. (Sagar Rana / Unsplash/) Bikes seem like a fun, simple way to replace your daily commute—at least until you add some cargo to the equation. But bikes can pull their own weight. With a little know-how and the right accessories, your two-wheel ride will be able to handle a wide range of loads, from a ligh

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Lockdown has been a bumpy ride towards rediscovering the joy of our marriage

I looked forward to spending more time with my wife – but it took a while before romance found its way back in It felt like we were embarking on a new adventure. It was late March and Boris Johnson had announced that Britain would, in response to the threat of Covid-19, be going into lockdown. Life as we knew it was about to grind to a halt. I would be working from home as the British Library was

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EBRAINS Data Sharing

Ida Aasebø (University of Oslo) EBRAINS Data sharing is part of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure, developed by and delivered to the research community the EU Human Brain Project. Learn more about what EBRAINS data sharing at ebrains.eu, what it means for you as a researcher and the underlying tools and services. From: HumanBrainProject

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 11)

GENETICS This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease Megan Molteni | Wired "Tessera has spent the past two years developing a new class of molecular manipulators capable of doing lots of things CRISPR can do—and some that it can't, including precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA. It's not gene editing, says von Maltzahn. It's 'gene writing.' " INTERNET A Bird? A Plane? No, I

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The Threat to American Democracy That Has Nothing to Do With Trump

I n the summer of 1945, for 17 days, the newspaper deliverers of New York City went on strike . As hundreds of thousands of city residents found themselves temporarily deprived of their daily papers, the behavioral scientist Bernard Berelson saw an opportunity: He wanted to understand what it felt like for people to suddenly lose their primary sources of news. So he set about interviewing them. A

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Weekend reads: A paper mill; 'science needs to clean its own house;' is the COVID-19 retraction rate 'exceptionally high?'

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: The retraction of a controversial paper on race and police … Continue reading

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15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.

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An 'Extinction Hotspot' in Appalachia

The discovery of a lost plant species highlights the need to protect other endangered species in one of the most biodiverse regions in the United States — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Cases Rise, States Weigh New Restrictions

U.S. plan to reopen schools puts teachers under pressure. India is reimposing restrictions as outbreaks spread. Kansas sees record surges, but keeps the data opaque.

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What Happens After a 'Million-Mile Battery' Outlasts the Car?

Electric vehicle makers hope to roll out super long-lasting batteries. That raises interesting questions about resources, performance—and a battery's second act.

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Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open

Researchers in Singapore developed a system that's sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.

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Introducing EBRAINS!

Learn more about EBRAINS: ebrains.eu From: HumanBrainProject

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Hon fixade systemets kryphål: "Ditt garage kan bli kriminellt"

Ett nätbaserat garageport-system visade sig ha inte mindre än elva säkerhetshål, som gjorde det möjligt för utomstående att hacka systemet och ta över det utifrån. Det visar en studie som gjorts vid KTH i Stockholm.

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HS2 works unearth skeleton of possible iron age murder victim

Other finds include lead lined Roman coffin and Stonehenge-like wooden structure A skeleton believed to be a murder victim from the iron age has been discovered by archaeologists working on the HS2 project in Buckinghamshire. HS2 said the find was made during excavation work at Wellwick Farm, near Wendover. Archaeologists found the skeleton of the adult male buried face down in a ditch with his h

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Stone Walks Free in One of the Greatest Scandals in American History

Roger Stone's best trick was always his upper-class-twit wardrobe. He seemed such a farcical character, such a Klaxon-alarm-from-a-mile-away goofball—who could take him seriously? Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen: They had tradecraft. They didn't troll people on Instagram or blab to reporters. They behaved in the way you would expect of people betraying their country: conscious of the magnitude of th

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The Deep South's Only Democratic Senator Still Has Hope

When Doug Jones invokes the civil-rights movement of the early 1960s, he knows the stakes. Forty years before his upset win in a 2017 special election to represent Alabama in the Senate, Jones, a U.S. attorney, prosecuted Klansmen for the Birmingham church bombing—and insisted that the guilty verdict not be seen as the end of the movement's story. Jones understands why Americans might be cynical

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Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.

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The 19 Best Weekend Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More

Heatwave and quarantine got you stuck indoors? These deals might help you spruce up your space for more comfort.

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The Best Gear to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead at Home (2020)

Your homegrown tomatoes won't help you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home.

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Coronavirus: How can we make post-pandemic cities smarter?

Will the "anthropause" brought on by lockdowns make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter in future?

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Iron Age 'mystery' murder victim found in Wendover

A Stonehenge-style wooden formation and a lead-lined Roman burial are also among the finds.

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Mazars Is a Victory for Rule of Law

The Supreme Court knows how to go out with a bang. On Thursday, the justices closed the (virtual) courthouse doors for the summer after finally releasing two long-awaited rulings on President Trump's efforts to block the release of his financial information to prosecutors and Congress. The Court took its time in handing down the decisions, thanks in part to delays caused by the coronavirus pandem

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China's Xinjiang Policy: Less About Births, More About Control

For years, when I was giving talks or discussing my reporting on China's one-child policy, well-meaning audience members would inevitably ask a question that I had come to expect: "Of course forced abortions and sterilizations are bad," they would say, "but isn't the one-child policy good, in some ways? Doesn't it help lift millions of people out of poverty?" This has always been the Chinese Comm

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Christopher Buckley on Satire in the Age of Trump

In 1999, when Donald Trump was first toying with the idea of giving his countrymen the honor of voting for him for president, the notion was so absurd that Christopher Buckley took to The Wall Street Journal to publish his rendition of a Trump inaugural address . "My fellow Americans," Buckley's Trump began, "this is a great day for me personally." Twenty years later, Buckley remains the master s

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If the coronavirus is really airborne, we might be fighting it the wrong way

This was the week airborne transmission became a big deal in the public discussion about covid-19. Over 200 scientists from around the world cosigned a letter to the World Health Organization urging it to take seriously the growing evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. WHO stopped short of redefining SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes covid-19) as airborne but did ackno

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US heads for fiscal cliff as stimulus fades

Economists worry that political stand-off over extension of aid could damage recovery as pandemic rages

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The key to better quality education? Make students feel valued.

Not being able to engage with students in-person due to the pandemic has presented several new challenges for educators, both technical and social. Digital tools have changed the way we all think about learning, but George Couros argues that more needs to be done to make up for what has been lost during "emergency remote teaching." One interesting way he has seen to bridge that gap and strengthen

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Free home insulation: Too good to be true?

Questions remain over the Green Homes Grant, which aims to make homes more energy efficient.

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Ingeniører laver restvand fra gin-produktion til tonic-vand

PLUS. Ginvirksomheden Njord Gin Destillery har allieret sig med aarhusianske ingeniører for at lave restvand og -urter fra gin-produktion om til tonic og kryddersalt. På den måde bliver spiritusproduktionen mere bæredygtig.

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Varde nanoljus!

"Det är svårt att föreställa sig en värld utan ljus. Hur skulle en sådan se ut? Romanen Blindheten av José Saramago skildrar på ett intressant och samtidigt skrämmande sätt hur människan och samhället skulle kunna påverkas om förmågan att se skulle reduceras till ett privilegium för några få utvalda. Rädslan för att smittas av totalt mörker ställer moralen på prov och det blir – utan att avslöja f

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The quest to find signs of ancient life on Mars

Mars may now be considered a barren, icy desert but did Earth's nearest neighbour once harbour life?

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Tiger, pangolin farming in Myanmar risks 'boosting demand'

Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar's law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.

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Tiger, pangolin farming in Myanmar risks 'boosting demand'

Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar's law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling demand in China for rare wildlife products.

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Theft law needs reform to reduce the risk of judgements which lack 'common sense'

Theft law needs reform so the crime is based on consent not dishonesty—reducing the risk of judgements which lack "common sense"—a new study warns.

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Uddeles ved skolestart: Bog vildleder 70.000 forældre om mælk og sundhed

Uden skolemælk risikerer børn at erstatte mælk med sukkerdrikke, påstår bog fra Mejeriforening.

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Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew

Dong and colleagues studied well-preserved plant fossils from the Middle-Late Jurassic Daohugou Bed in eastern Inner Mongolia, northeastern China. These fossils closely resemble the extant catkin-yews Amentotaxus. They provide unequivocal evidence that the catkin-yews have undergone little morphological change over at least ~160 million years. Like ginkgo, the catkin-yews are living fossils that p

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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 216 new Covid-19 cases and death of man in his 90s

Daniel Andrews says effects of lockdown won't be reflected for weeks as NSW cases linked to Casula pub Sign up for Guardian Australia's coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Victoria has recorded another 216 cases of coronavirus and one additional death, a man in his 90s, as the state tries to contain the second wave of the virus that return

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Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

The decision by a federal appeals court protects about 700 bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from being hunted.

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Childhood sleeping problems may signal mental disorders later in life

We spend 40 percent of our childhoods asleep, a time for cognitive growth and development. A recent study found an association between irregular sleep patterns in childhood and either psychotic experiences or borderline personality disorder during teenage years. The researchers hope their findings can help identify at-risk youth to improve early intervention. Sleep is a critical activity in our m

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Study details the negative environmental impact of online shopping

A new study shows e-commerce sites like Amazon leave larger greenhouse gas footprints than retail stores. Ordering online from retail stores has an even smaller footprint than going to the store yourself. Greening efforts by major e-commerce sites won't curb wasteful consumer habits. Consolidating online orders can make a difference. Walmart recently announced plans to battle Amazon in the massiv

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Pharmacologic induction of innate immune signaling directly drives homologous recombination deficiency [Cell Biology]

Poly(ADP ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) have efficacy in triple negative breast (TNBC) and ovarian cancers (OCs) harboring BRCA mutations, generating homologous recombination deficiencies (HRDs). DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) increase PARP trapping and reprogram the DNA damage response to generate HRD, sensitizing BRCA-proficient cancers to PARPi. We now define the mechanisms…

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Human TRIM5{alpha} senses and restricts LINE-1 elements [Immunology and Inflammation]

Mobile genetic elements have significantly shaped our genomic landscape. LINE-1 retroelements are the only autonomously active elements left in the human genome. Since new insertions can have detrimental consequences, cells need to efficiently control LINE-1 retrotransposition. Here, we demonstrate that the intrinsic immune factor TRIM5α senses and restricts LINE-1 retroelements….

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Dynamic CCN3 expression in the murine CNS does not confer essential roles in myelination or remyelination [Neuroscience]

CCN3 is a matricellular protein that promotes oligodendrocyte progenitor cell differentiation and myelination in vitro and ex vivo. CCN3 is therefore a candidate of interest in central nervous system (CNS) myelination and remyelination, and we sought to investigate the expression and role of CCN3 during these processes. We found CCN3…

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Mammalian deltavirus without hepadnavirus coinfection in the neotropical rodent Proechimys semispinosus [Microbiology]

Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a human hepatitis-causing RNA virus, unrelated to any other taxonomic group of RNA viruses. Its occurrence as a satellite virus of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a singular case in animal virology for which no consensus evolutionary explanation exists. Here we present a mammalian deltavirus…

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Regulation of ERK basal and pulsatile activity control proliferation and exit from the stem cell compartment in mammalian epidermis [Cell Biology]

Fluctuation in signal transduction pathways is frequently observed during mammalian development. However, its role in regulating stem cells has not been explored. Here we tracked spatiotemporal ERK MAPK dynamics in human epidermal stem cells. While stem cells and differentiated cells were distinguished by high and low stable basal ERK activity,…

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A sound option for the removal of kidney stones [Commentaries]

Ultrasound is well known for use in medical imaging and, at high intensities, as a therapeutic treatment. A perhaps less well known use is as a method of noninvasively trapping and manipulating particles in a fluid. In their paper in PNAS, Ghanem et al. (1) demonstrate how careful control of…

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Retraction for Johnson et al., Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings [Retractions]

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES Retraction for "Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings," by David J. Johnson, Trevor Tress, Nicole Burkel, Carley Taylor, and Joseph Cesario, which was first published July 22, 2019; 10.1073/pnas.1903856116 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 116, 15877–15882). The authors wish to note the following:…

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The impact of COVID-19 on small business outcomes and expectations [Economic Sciences]

To explore the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on small businesses, we conducted a survey of more than 5,800 small businesses between March 28 and April 4, 2020. Several themes emerged. First, mass layoffs and closures had already occurred—just a few weeks into the crisis. Second, the risk of…

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Epidemics as an adaptive driving force determining lifespan setpoints [Evolution]

Species-specific limits to lifespan (lifespan setpoint) determine the life expectancy of any given organism. Whether limiting lifespan provides an evolutionary benefit or is the result of an inevitable decline in fitness remains controversial. The identification of mutations extending lifespan suggests that aging is under genetic control, but the evolutionary driving…

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River basin salinization as a form of aridity [Environmental Sciences]

Soil-salinization affects, to a different extent, more than one-third of terrestrial river basins (estimate based on the Food and Agriculture Organization Harmonized World Soil Database, 2012). Among these, many are endorheic and ephemeral systems already encompassing different degrees of aridity, land degradation, and vulnerability to climate change. The primary effect…

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Chemosensory mechanisms of host seeking and infectivity in skin-penetrating nematodes [Ecology]

Approximately 800 million people worldwide are infected with one or more species of skin-penetrating nematodes. These parasites persist in the environment as developmentally arrested third-stage infective larvae (iL3s) that navigate toward host-emitted cues, contact host skin, and penetrate the skin. iL3s then reinitiate development inside the host in response to…

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The heterogeneous abyss [Commentaries]

The abyssal seafloor, that is, ocean depths of ∼3,000 to 6,000 m, is widely considered simply to be vast, featureless plains of sediment. For example, Wikipedia asserts that "abyssal plains cover more than 50% of the Earth's surface" and "are among the flattest, smoothest, and least explored regions on Earth"…

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Enhanced mixing across the gyre boundary at the Gulf Stream front [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

The Gulf Stream front separates the North Atlantic subtropical and subpolar ocean gyres, water masses with distinct physical and biogeochemical properties. Exchange across the front is believed to be necessary to balance the freshwater budget of the subtropical gyre and to support the biological productivity of the region; however, the…

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Strong ergodicity breaking in aging of mean-field spin glasses [Applied Physical Sciences]

Out-of-equilibrium relaxation processes show aging if they become slower as time passes. Aging processes are ubiquitous and play a fundamental role in the physics of glasses and spin glasses and in other applications (e.g., in algorithms minimizing complex cost/loss functions). The theory of aging in the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of mean-field…

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Tracking the reach of COVID-19 kin loss with a bereavement multiplier applied to the United States [Social Sciences]

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a large increase in mortality in the United States and around the world, leaving many grieving the sudden loss of family members. We created an indicator—the COVID-19 bereavement multiplier—that estimates the average number of individuals who will experience the death of…

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Working memory capacity predicts individual differences in social-distancing compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]

Noncompliance with social distancing during the early stage of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a great challenge to the public health system. These noncompliance behaviors partly reflect people's concerns for the inherent costs of social distancing while discounting its public health benefits. We propose that this oversight may…

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Trump's Most Brazen Reprieve Yet

F orget Bernie Kerik , Scooter Libby , Michael Milken —even Sheriff Joe Arpaio . This was the presidential reprieve President Donald Trump's critics feared most. Trump's move tonight to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, nearly five months after a federal judge sentenced him to more than three years in prison, was surely the least surprising of his many high-profile acts

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The Atlantic Daily: Four Things We Learned This Week

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . SHUTTERSTOCK / ARSH RAZIUDDIN / THE ATLANTIC As another week closes, America isn't any nearer to regaining control over this outbreak. Let's recap four things we learned while reporting on the pa

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Coronavirus live news: Australia's Victoria state begins weekend in lockdown, France exceeds 30,000 deaths

San Quentin prison in US has seven deaths and 1,500 positive tests ; Serbia has record 18 fatalities; Australia caps incoming flights and charges for quarantine 1.43am BST Queensland, Australia, has two new cases of Covid-19 as authorities engage in a balancing act, trying to let hordes of visitors into the newly reopened state while keeping Covid-19 out. The new confirmed cases were people retur

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Massive coronavirus outbreak strikes iconic Californian prison after it rejected expert aid

Nature, Published online: 10 July 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02093-y San Quentin prison faces the third-largest outbreak in the United States. Legal pressure builds as one in three inmates is infected.

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OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

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'Huge hole' in COVID-19 testing data makes it harder to study racial disparities

To fight the raging U.S. pandemic, researchers need to better understand its uneven burden

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Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. TThe study is published in Diabetologia.

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Behind the scenes of our summer cover, a working Rube Goldberg machine

View this post on Instagram 👀 Coming tomorrow. Hope you're ready to play. A post shared by Popular Science (@popsci) on May 18, 2020 at 8:51am PDT

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Watching for La Niña

NOAA's latest forecast favors the development of La Niña conditions — which would shake up weather patterns worldwide

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How Cannabis Compound THC Makes You Less Sociable

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Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb

Pushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.

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Columbia physicians give first comprehensive review of COVID-19's effects outside the lung

Based on their experience treating COVID-19, Columbia physicians have assembled critical information about the coronavirus's effects on organs outside the lungs.

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Couldn't socially distance? Blame your working memory

Whether you decided to engage in social distancing in the early stages of COVID-19 depended on how much information your working memory could hold. Researchers found individuals with higher working memory capacity have an increased awareness of benefits over costs of social distancing and show more compliance with recommended social distancing guidelines during the early stage of the COVID-19 outb

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Theft law needs reform to reduce the risk of judgements which lack 'common sense'

Theft law needs reform so the crime is based on consent not dishonesty – reducing the risk of judgements which lack 'common sense' — a new study warns.

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Is what I see, what I imagine? Study finds neural overlap between vision and imagination

In Current Biology, Medical University of South Carolina researchers report the results of a study using artificial intelligence and human brain studies to compare brain areas involved in mental imagery and vision. Their findings suggest that mental imagery and vision are similar, but that low-level visual areas are activated in a less precise manner with mental imagery. This suggests that the bra

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Like humans, beluga whales form social networks beyond family ties

A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with more distantly related and unrelated individuals. Findings will improve th

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What a Direct Attack on Free Speech Looks Like

There's a dangerous backlash against free speech brewing this week, in which a vindictive Twitter user, backed by mobs of followers, seeks to cow open discourse and instill fear in people who disagree with him. Wait—don't go! I'm not talking about The Letter ! I'm talking about a missive from President Donald Trump Friday morning, which as of writing has more than 80,000 likes and more than 30,00

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Study highlights multiple health risks among a people living longer with HIV

A suite of articles in The Journal of Infectious Diseases contains the first swath of important data from the world's largest study of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in people with HIV.

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Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have developed a novel noninvasive approach called nano-radiomics that analyzes imaging data to assess changes in the tumor microenvironment that are not detected with conventional imaging methods.

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Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors

Chameleons are famous for their color-changing abilities. Depending on their body temperature or mood, their nervous system directs skin tissue that contains nanocrystals to expand or contract, changing how the nanocrystals reflect light and turning the reptile's skin a rainbow of colors.

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Two bizarre brown dwarfs found with citizen scientists' help

With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have discovered two highly unusual brown dwarfs, balls of gas that are not massive enough to power themselves the way stars do.

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Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice's long awaited flood defence system designed to protect the lagoon city from damaging waters during high tides on Friday survived a first test of its 78 barriers.

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BU researchers: 'Gun culture 3.0' is missing link to understand US gun culture

A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in the Nature journal Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, shows that gun ownership means very different things in different parts of the United States.

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Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors

Scientists at Pritzker Molecular Engineering have developed a way to stretch and strain liquid crystals to generate different colors.

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Tropical Storm Fay weakens after New Jersey landfall (Update)

Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey.

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'Gun culture 3.0' is missing link to understand US gun culture

Leading firearm violence prevention researchers are first to use data to show differences in gun culture across the country, identifying gun cultures around recreation, self-defense, and politics.

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Arctic Ocean changes driven by sub-Arctic seas

New research explores how lower-latitude oceans drive complex changes in the Arctic Ocean, pushing the region into a new reality distinct from the 20th-century norm.

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How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies

A WIRED investigation reveals how artists and skytypers are pioneering a new type of tech-fueled activism—and the inhumane conditions they're fighting.

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A WHO-led mission may investigate the pandemic's origin. Here are the key questions to ask

China plans to cooperate with international studies to explore theories about how the new coronavirus jumped into humans and ignited spread of COVID-19

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Health disparities published in new volume

Leading health disparities experts hope health institutions will take advantage of a new cancer health equity research volume recently released that curates the latest developments in how researchers can best address health disparities so all patients receive good quality care.

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The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.

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A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?

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Activism, changemakers and hope for the future | Malala Yousafzai

Education activist (and recent Oxford graduate) Malala Yousafzai reflects on the defining moments of her life, how she balances passion with personhood and where the world finds itself during the COVID-19 crisis. With humor and humility, she shares her dreams of seeing social progress in her lifetime, explains why girls education advocacy must not relent during the pandemic and champions youth act

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Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide

Scientists have applied liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing their power from the body's movements. Piezoelectric materials such as atomically-thin tin-monosulfide (SnS) convert mechanical forces or movement into electrical energy. Along with their inherent flexibility, this makes them candidates for flexible nanogenerato

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Scientists may have found one path to a longer life

Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as well.

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Satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2018 and 2019

Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuations. The changes are so serious that a recovery within one year is not to be expected. The water shortage in the years 2018 and 2019 is thus the largest in the entire GRACE and GRACE-FO measurement campaign of almost 20 years.

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Study sheds light on bushfires' microclimate impact

A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air quality. Its findings could help understand the potential consequences of an increased rate and extension of bushfires, and especially regarding improving risk preparedness and coping strategies.

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Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered birds

A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century as farmers convert land to more profitable crops and meet increased demand for products such as olive oil and wine.

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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making." (Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

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Supreme Court ruling on birth control could have ripple effects beyond unwanted pregnancy

Between 70,500 and 126,400 people could lose access to contraception, according to government estimates. (Pixabay/) On July 8, the Supreme Court made it easier for employers to deny contraception coverage to their employees on religious or moral grounds. The Affordable Care Act mandates that employers must provide coverage for birth control at no out-of-pocket cost. Houses of worship are exempt f

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Best electric bikes for getting around town or to work

Get by with a little help from your friend. (Tower Electric Bikes via Unsplash/) You've contemplated getting a bike to ride to work, but the sweat and those hills keep you from pulling the trigger. Lucky for you, eBikes with small motors are a great alternative. No more catching your breath up those steep streets or huffing and puffing pedaling 40 pounds of groceries. Here are some of our favorit

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