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Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup costs left to taxpayers.

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Børneprofilering med kunstig intelligens bruger 70 registre i sideprojekt

Biologiske data om eksempelvis fertilitet er blandt 70 registre i et parallelt forskningsprojekt til 'Underretninger i fokus', der med kunstig intelligens skal forudse mistrivsel blandt børn.

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Fuld fart på: Tre rumsonder sendes mod Mars de næste uger

PLUS. De Forenede Arabiske Emirater, Kina og USA sender tre forskellige rumsonder mod Mars de næste uger.

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Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases as South Africa reinstates alcohol ban

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state ; Brazil cases near 2m. Follow the latest updates South Africa reimposes ban on alcohol sales WHO reports record rise in global infections Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests Indonesia is failing to control coronavirus outbreak, say experts See all our coronavirus co

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Ozone gas could disinfect PPE for reuse

Ozone gas could provide a safe method for disinfecting certain types of personal protective equipment in high demand for shielding health care workers from COVID-19, say researchers. They used two pathogens similar to the novel coronavirus in the study and found that ozone, a highly reactive chemical composed of three oxygen atoms, can inactivate viruses on items such as Tyvek gowns, polycarbonat

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Uber or Lyft electric car swap saves 3X more carbon than yours

Replacing a gas-powered ride-hailing vehicle with an electric vehicle can deliver three times the carbon benefits of a personally owned electric car, according to a study of Uber and Lyft data. That's because ride-hailing vehicles travel more miles than personal vehicles, making them more efficient. Also, they typically charge during the day, when a greater quantity of solar energy is powering th

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Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 must treat health and economy as equally important

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

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Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging

The new study from the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath highlights how new taxation plus standardised packaging for cigarettes has led to a large decline in sales in England and Wales.

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How Venus flytraps snap

Venus flytraps catch spiders and insects by snapping their trap leaves. This mechanism is activated when unsuspecting prey touch highly sensitive trigger hairs twice within 30 seconds. A study has now shown that a single slow touch also triggers trap closure – probably to catch slow-moving larvae and snails.

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SpaceX success has Asia start-ups dreaming of the stars

From Japan to Singapore, space companies face financial and technical challenges

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How to destroy your friends and family in four popular board games

Mop the floor with your friends in games like Settlers of Catan. (Pixabay/) Whether it's bankrupting your family in Monopoly or securing the last victory point against your buddies in Settlers of Catan, there's nothing quite like the feeling of board-game triumph. We've collected experts' best tips and tricks so you can dominate every time. MONOPOLY Most players forget the real goal of this game:

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Trump's Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

They struck a sober note on Sunday's news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and avoid large gatherings.

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Starwatch: Jupiter at its brightest in opposition

Jupiter is at its closest to Earth and directly opposite the sun – so will be conspicuous for its brightness On 14 July at 09:00 BST, Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun in the sky. Known as opposition , it marks the middle of the weeks when the planet is at its best for observing because it is closest to Earth. From Jupiter's perspective, our world will be at inferior conjunction , meaning

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Race to rescue turtles entangled in plastic on Bangladesh beach

At least 20 turtles were dead and dozens more were rescued Sunday after being entangled in plastic waste washed ashore on one of the world's longest beaches in Bangladesh, officials and conservationists said.

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Race to rescue turtles entangled in plastic on Bangladesh beach

At least 20 turtles were dead and dozens more were rescued Sunday after being entangled in plastic waste washed ashore on one of the world's longest beaches in Bangladesh, officials and conservationists said.

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Virus outbreak on UK farm forces 200 workers to self-isolate

All employees at Herefordshire site are being tested after 73 cases emerge

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Texas Hospital Says Man, 30, Died After Attending a 'Covid Party'

Health experts have been skeptical that such parties occur, and details of this case could not be independently confirmed.

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A Rush to Reopen Could Undo New Yorkers' Hard Work against COVID-19

We flattened the curve, but there are worrying signs that infections could surge again — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Tennessee: Images of the Volunteer State

Tennessee is the 16th most populous state in the nation, home to more than 6.8 million people. The landscape ranges from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Mississippi River, which makes up its western border. From Memphis to the Great Smoky Mountains, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Tennessee and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of F

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As Covid-19 persists around the world, death is not the only outcome to fear | Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz

There are worrying trends about long-term damage, even in those with milder symptoms Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics There are a lot of unknowns about Covid-19. This makes sense, because despite six months of the most amazing scientific effort of our lifetimes, the coronavirus is a novel

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Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

Exclusive: King's College London team found steep drops in patients' antibody levels three months after infection Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research suggesting the virus could reinfect people year after year, like common colds. In the first longitudinal st

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Ud med den klud: Så ofte bør du skifte karklud og viskestykker

Bakterier trives godt i sammenkrøllede klude.

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Holding the Tories to account over handling of pandemic | Letters

Any inquiry into the handling of the crisis must be led by a biomedical expert not a judge, says Tony Mayer , while Alan Marsden thinks the remit should include the actions of previous Tory leaders. Plus Tony Wright calls for a parliamentary commission to be set up urgently Gaby Hinsliff hits the nail on the head ( Boris Johnson's blame-shifting shows the need for a coronavirus inquiry right now

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Scientists propose plan to determine if Planet Nine is a primordial black hole

Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized Planet Nine.

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The Power of Psychedelics

They worked for my depression. Could they be the future of psychiatry? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Power of Psychedelics

They worked for my depression. Could they be the future of psychiatry? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Take a Deep Dive into AI with this $35 Training Bundle

It's not an exaggeration to say that when it comes to the future of human progress, nothing is more important than Artificial Intelligence (AI). Although often thought to only be associated with everyday entities such as self-driving cars and Google search rankings, AI is in fact the driving force behind virtually every major and minor technology that's bringing people together and solving humani

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Tops U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New Cases

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for U.S. schools to reopen. Trump wears a mask publicly for the first time. And India's latest surge includes a top Bollywood star.

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Space travel could create language unintelligible to people on Earth

A new study proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages. Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth. This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships". Given the mounting crises of 2020, wouldn't it be nice to just get on a giant spaceship and leave this troubled planet behind? While we don't yet have a surefire can

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Blood Transplants from Active Mice Give Brain Boost to Others

The researchers behind the results propose that an exercise-induced protein in circulation is responsible for the benefits.

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Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients

Photographer Alberto Bernasconi donned full protective gear to capture the scene of "guests" isolating in the four-star hotel.

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How to Trick Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.

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Google Loon Is Now Beaming WiFi Down to Earth From Giant Balloons

Four years ago, three big tech companies had plans in the works to beam internet down to Earth from the sky, and each scenario sounded wilder than the next. SpaceX requested permission to launch 4,425 satellites into orbit to create a global internet hotspot. Facebook wanted to use solar-powered drones and laser-based tech to shoot wifi to antennas. And Google's Loon was building giant balloons t

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Spørg Fagfolket: Opfatter ørerne lyd ens uanset vinkel?

En læser har tænkt over, hvorvidt øret er designet til at modtage lyd forfra, eller om det opfanger lyd lige godt fra alle vinkler. Det svarer overlæge fra Rigshospitalet på.

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Hybrid Remote Work Offers the Worst of Both Worlds

Post-pandemic, many companies plan to let employees work from home and a main office. But trying to do both ensures neither experience is good.

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In Case You Missed It

Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Wears Mask Publicly for First Time

Louisiana's governor orders bars to close. A flare-up in Pittsburgh offers a cautionary tale. And India records more than 28,000 new cases, with a top Bollywood star among those infected.

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Love Sonnets

Pablo Neruda is one of the most famous poets of the 20th century, but he left a more complicated legacy than many realize. He was launched into international recognition at age 20, and eventually became a Nobel Prize winner, a diplomat, and a senator. He's been honored as a " resistance poet " and a voice for the oppressed, challenging aristocracy and dictatorship in Chile and across the world. A

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The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19

When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.

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Dyson Airwrap Review: A Pricey Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, and Hot-Air Brush in One

Dyson's Airwrap does all the heavy lifting for you, for a price.

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Your emotions are the new hot commodity — and there's an app for that

Emotions are the newest hot commodity, and we can't get enough. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've come to rely even more on our digital devices, including to help manage our emotions. There are approximately 2.57 million apps available for Android users to download and approximately 1.84 million apps available for Apple users . Apps are those tools on our phones or tablets which

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The McGirt Case Is a Historic Win for Tribes

Mari Hulbutta, my friend and suitemate from college—we were both members of the Native American student group—couldn't sleep Wednesday, the night before the Supreme Court issued its decision in the landmark Native-treaty-rights case, McGirt v. Oklahoma . Hulbutta is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a descendant of the Muscogee Creek and Seminole Nations, all in present-day Oklahoma. The McGi

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The Radical Exposure of Amy Schumer

This is, hopefully, the last thing I'll write before going on parental leave. At this point late in twin pregnancy, I'm less a functioning professional person than a bad Ron Burgundy impression, chugging smoothies and bellowing "I am COMPLETELY MISERABLE" at anyone caring and unwise enough to check in. First, walking turned into waddling, then waddling turned into hobbling, and now I'm in a place

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The Truth About What Happens Next for Colleges

I n the absence of clear federal guidance, the fall semester's layout varies widely from campus to campus. Some institutions, such as the California State University system and Hampton University, have made the decision to keep students online and campuses closed. Other colleges, such as Harvard, have opted for a hybrid model—holding classes online but bringing some students back to live on campu

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These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley

Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.

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How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe

Here are some of the best authenticator apps and options. It may take a moment to set up, but once you have 2FA enabled where it counts, you can rest easier.

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Trump Might Not Want to Relinquish Power

Updated at 9:30 p.m. on July 12, 2020 American presidents customarily leave office when voters reject them. Czars, emperors, and would-be prime ministers for life do whatever they can to hold on to power. To extend his rule until 2036, Russian President Vladimir Putin recently held a referendum to amend his country's constitution. While some Russians publicly opposed the proposal, few had any dou

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The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic

Members of Heaven's Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling in its wake—ready to take true believers aboard. Several members of the group bought an expensive, high-powered telescope so that they might get a clearer view of the comet. They quickly brought it back and asked for a refund. When the manager asked why, they co

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Pharma can redeem itself through the pandemic

The industry can reverse years of scandals if it takes a fresh approach

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SpaceX delays launch of mini-satellites

SpaceX on Saturday delayed the launch of a rocket due to take 57 mini-satellites into space as part of plan to build an orbiting, global broadband internet system.

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Den første, den revolutionerende og den mislykkede: Her er historien bag 4 vacciner

Tidligere erfaringer hjælper danske forskere i jagten på en corona-vaccine.

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