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Europe's capitals take aim at €750bn recovery plan

Several governments say Brussels is not targeting damage caused by crisis

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Floyd funeral, UK quarantine, Fed meeting

Start every week on the front foot with a preview of what's on the global agenda

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Why Would Anyone Distrust Anthony Fauci?

It's because Americans tend to believe in science, but they don't always think scientists share their values — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Why Would Anyone Distrust Anthony Fauci?

It's because Americans tend to believe in science, but they don't always think scientists share their values — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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US lenders see hopeful signs in loan repayments

Disruptions to schedules because of pandemic have not been as bad as feared

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The Enormous Scale of This Movement

A child sat on her father's shoulders, squinted through layers of new fencing separating the White House from protesters, and asked, "Where's Trump?" Demonstrators chanted "George Floyd!" in the tunnel under K Street so loudly that the name echoed through the length of the underpass. Streams of sign-carriers seemed to arrive at the White House from every direction, all day, and kept coming, comin

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Brazil accused of hiding data on coronavirus crisis

Bolsonaro government stops counting total cases and deaths as country becomes global pandemic hotspot

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'It feels endless': four women struggling to recover from Covid-19

Many people suffer effects of coronavirus for months while reporting a wider range of symptoms than NHS guidelines state Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Last month, the Guardian published an interview with Paul Garner, a professor of infectious diseases, about his experience of Covid-19. The piece was shared widely and viewed nearly 1m times. Readers got in touch to

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The Webs of Covid-Related Caution Tape Across London

Seemingly overnight, the red-and-white-striped tape that suddenly became ubiquitous in the English capital.

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Will Facial Recognition and Digital Surveillance End Anonymous Protest?

It's been almost two weeks since people first took to the streets in Minneapolis to protest police brutality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police. Since then, demonstrations have gained momentum and spread to cities across the US and world. Protest is a critical component of healthy democracy, a megaphone to grab the attention of those in power and co

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Doubts remain over true scale of US jobless crisis

Officials are struggling to gather reliable statistics during the coronavirus pandemic

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Give your brain a workout with these unique number puzzles

There's more than one solution to these head-scratchers. (PopSci/) We know you are bored at home right now—we are too. Here are some puzzles and brainteasers to challenge your family and friends with, either in person or over video chat. Few tasks send shivers up more spines than a math problem. Expunge your fears by cracking these puzzles dubbed "Sums" by their creator, engineer Gordon Burgin. A

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The Best Theragun Devices to Buy (and Which to Avoid)

Therabody's percussive therapy devices help soothe achy muscles. Here's our guide to their lineup.

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Live Coronavirus News Updates

Democrats are wary as the Trump administration distributes at least $16 billion in agriculture subsidies. New York City will enter its first phase of restarting businesses on Monday, as protesters rallied for racial justice. In India, cases reach a new high.

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Siemens Healthineers joins Covid-19 antibody testing race

German medical technology group says it is ready to produce 50m tests this month

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Say This Isn't the End

… say we live on, say we'll forget the masks that kept us from dying from the invisible, but say we won't ever forget the invisible masks we realized we had been wearing most our lives, disguising ourselves from each other. Say we won't veil ourselves again, that our souls will keep breathing timelessly, that we won't return to clocking our lives with lists and appointments. Say we'll keep our

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Black Hole Paradoxes Reveal a Link Between Energy and Entropy

What happens to a black hole as it decays? Investigating the possibilities has led researchers in recent years to major clues about quantum gravity.

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California Was Set To Spend Over $1 Billion to Prevent Wildfires. Then Came COVID-19

Communities were counting on historic levels of funding to prepare for climate change-driven disasters. Now, efforts are on hold. (Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

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Rådgiver: Det giver ingen mening at gennemføre test af batteritog med tysk strømsystem i Danmark

PLUS. Hvis der skal testes batteritog i Danmark, skal togene kunne lade med dansk kørestrøm, mener rådgiver på projektet, Niras. At et tog kan køre på batterier, er i sig selv ikke noget nyt, lyder argumentet.

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I Actually Read Woody Allen's Memoir

Jean-François Rault / Sygma / Getty / The Atlantic W oody Allen's memoir, Apropos of Nothing , is three things: a lively and deeply interesting account of his development as an artist; a lengthy, lurid, and vengeful denial of the child-abuse charges brought against him 30 years ago; and a worthwhile overview of his artistic output since then. It's an intensely involving book. And one that we almo

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Ministers target June 22 for reopening of England's pubs and restaurants

Outdoors-only move part of 'save summer' project for crippled hospitality industry

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Covid debt mountains are a challenge for next decade

Treasury bond issuance and central bank QE must work in tandem for economic recovery

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I May Destroy You Explodes the Idea of Consent

In the fifth episode of I May Destroy You , Arabella (played by Michaela Coel), an up-and-coming, internet-famous writer, explains to her literary agents and a sharklike publisher, Susy (Franc Ashman), that she's just come from the police station, because she was raped. Susy's eyes flicker with concern, and then burn with interest. "You'd better get going, missy," she tells Arabella. "I want to s

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The Curse of the Prophet

I n some versions of the Greek myth, Cassandra promises Apollo that she'll sleep with him if he blesses her with the gift of foresight. When he does, she takes back her vow, allowing him only a kiss. So he spits into her mouth a curse: She'll be doomed forever to see the future, but no one will listen to her prophecies. And as the world plunges into ruin around her, she'll be powerless to prevent

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Beyond Protests: 5 More Ways To Channel Anger Into Action To Fight Racism

Social justice advocates and psychologists point to a range of strategies to promote racial justice, including using your creative energy and talents. Political engagement and self-care help, too. (Image credit: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images)

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What happens when you have an affair with your therapist?

Erotic transference can be completely devastating, and handling it requires extreme care There's nothing quite like it. You sit together in hushed intimacy, just the two of you, finally revealing lifelong secrets. The atmosphere is exquisitely calm, the tranquillity shot through with alertness as the world shifts, brilliantly refigured, and relief floods in. You have the certainty that you are pr

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UK failure to lock down earlier cost many lives, top scientist says

Sage member also says Covid-19 'definitely not over' and urges caution in easing lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage One of the UK government's leading scientific advisers has said the failure to enter lockdown sooner "has cost a lot of lives" and that Britain should not relax its guard, as ministers push ahead with an accelerated programme of easing restriction

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Covid-19 Opens the Door for Gig Workers to Win Sick Pay

Uber, Lyft, and others have agreed to pay people who've missed work because of the virus. Seattle is on the cusp of making it law in that city.

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How Covid-19 Contact Tracing Works on Your Phone

Developers are working on track-and-trace systems to keep infection levels low. The apps aren't here yet, but here's what they do—and how you can enable them.

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Dinosaur toys and golf clubs: the strange things astronauts take to the moon

The personal items that Neil, Buzz and others carried with them – and left up there Beyond the usual travel essentials, any keepsakes, charms and totems we take with us on our journeys say a lot about our inner worlds. The faithful may carry a crucifix, a rosary or the Qur'an; superstitious sailors still carry amulets to ensure a "smooth voyage"; soldiers treasure pictures of their sweethearts. B

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Biden's Bad Foreign-Policy Ideas

Joe Biden has been wrong a lot on foreign and defense policy. A lot. This year's presumptive Democratic presidential nominee voted against the 1991 Gulf War, in which the United States and a broad multinational coalition quickly achieved their goals, and in favor of the 2003 Iraq War, and regretted both votes. Years into hostilities, he opposed the troop surges that brought some stability to both

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Dobbeltsidede solpaneler med tracking giver 35 procent mere strøm

PLUS. Solpaneler med to aktive sider er nu så effektive, at de i kombination med simpelt tracking-system er mere omkostningseffektive end traditionelle, viser analyse.

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Black Lives Matter protests risk spreading Covid-19, says Hancock

Health secretary denies UK is racist, and repeats calls to keep to distancing rules at rallies Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK health secretary has said there is undoubtedly a risk there will be an increase in coronavirus cases following the Black Lives Matter protests this weekend, while denying Britain is a racist country. Matt Hancock repeated his calls for

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Which kind of face mask is the best protection against coronavirus?

Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19 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 supply

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Tropical Storm Cristobal draws nearer to US Gulf Coast

A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal continued its advance toward the U.S. Gulf Coast early Sunday, having spawned a tornado in Florida and brought heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America.

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The Lessons of 1884

C.M. Bell / Library of Congress The 2020 presidential campaign features two politicians accused of sexual assault, both of whom are nearly certain to secure their parties' nominations. That fact isn't as surprising as it may seem. More than a century ago, another future president managed to not only survive a sexual-misconduct scandal, but turn it to his advantage. That story tells us a lot about

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Anthony Scaramucci: How entrepreneurs can manage fear in times of crisis

Anthony Scaramucci isn't afraid to admit his failures as an entrepreneur. The founder and managing partner of investment firm SkyBridge Capital says it's the journey that matters, and that being an entrepreneur means accepting that some things, including successes and failures, are out of your control. A hard but necessary question that entrepreneurs have to ask themselves is if they can live wit

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Are we underestimating how many people are resistant to Covid-19?

Scientists are racing to work out why some populations have fared better than others during the pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage During the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, cities were in general affected worse than smaller conurbations or rural areas. Yet in Italy, Rome was relatively spared while the villages of Lombardy experienced very high rates of s

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Vejrudsigten daler i kvalitet: DMI ser på alternativer til flyobservationer

PLUS. Manglende vejrobservationer fra fly forringer kvaliteten af danske vejrudsigter en anelse. Alternative observationer om vind, temperatur og tryk fra atmosfæren kommer i stedet fra GPS-signaler, lufthavne og vejrballoner.

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If drug companies use public funds they must make their finds available to all | Kenan Malik

The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine has led to refusals to share research "It's tragic that we won't have a vaccine ready for this epidemic," Peter Hote z told a US congressional committee in March . Tragic, because we could possibly already have had one. Hotez is director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the Texas Children's Hospital. In 2016, he and his team developed a vaccine for Sars-

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U.K. Lab to Sidestep Drug Industry to Sell Potential Virus Vaccine

Imperial College aims to develop a vaccine that is cheaper and easier to manufacture and is forming a partnership to sell it in low-income countries and Britain.

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After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?

Doctors say they are making progress in understanding the disease, but warn against hoping for an early vaccine Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Covid-19 has now been afflicting humans for six months – first in China and later in other nations as the virus embarked on its global conquest . The experience has been a grim one for our species. To date, more than six mill

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More than half of England's coronavirus-related deaths will be people from care homes

Toll could hit 34,000 among country's most vulnerable residents by end of June, estimates expert study Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Care home residents are on course to make up more than half the deaths caused directly or indirectly by the coronavirus crisis in England, according to a new analysis. The study warns that the death toll by the end of June from Covid-

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Gardens of the galaxy: can you grow vegetables on Mars?

With a mission to Mars on the horizon and astronauts spending longer than ever in orbit, scientists are looking for ways to grow vegetables in space… In The Martian , the 2015 film directed by Ridley Scott, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is accidentally abandoned alone on Mars by his crewmates after an emergency evacuation, without enough food to survive. Mars is a tricky prospect for even

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The Fed deserves the praise for America's jobs turnaround. But Trump benefits

The US stimulus programme looks to have been a success: one that has political as well as economic consequences The political obituaries of Donald Trump were all prepared. At the end of a week that has seen American cities convulsed by protests over the killing of George Floyd , the president would be faced with an increase in unemployment worse than anything seen in the Great Depression. Well, it

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Pernille fik alvorlig hjernebetændelse af sjælden flåt-virus

Flåter med en farlig virus ser ud til at sprede sig i Danmark.

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Breakthrough close on coronavirus antibody therapy: reports

Scientists say injection of cloned antibodies could help treat people already infected, while vaccine development continues Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists working on coronavirus treatments may be close to a breakthrough on an antibody treatment that could save the lives of people who become infected, it has been reported. An injection of cloned antibodies

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Nature has learnt how to eat our plastic!

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What has changed since Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence (2014)?

For starters, he takes a pretty pessimistic (but well justified) view on brain-machine interfacing as a route to superintelligence, arguing that it is an AI-complete problem. But the company that seems to be leading the field of BCI at the moment, Neuralink, was publically announced in 2017. Nick Bostrom probably did not know such a company would come into existence. Has the founding of Neuralink

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UK electricity network operator launches vehicle-to-grid trial

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Speculation: One day there will be a museum exhibit showcasing the everyday tweets and facebook posts that enabled this.

I'm trying hard not to be to divisive here – I'm saying that in the past when in the midst of civil unrest and injustice, people's opinions could only be remembered if written down, or recorded. We look back on say, Nazi Germany and we shake our heads at those that dismissed it/ endorsed it. There will be a museum exhibit one day showcasing some of the freely available opinions on social media. Y

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Last month was the hottest on record

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Singapore considering 4-day work week to improve work-life balance

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Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high

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Forskare: "Positivt för svenska barn att skolorna varit öppna"

Hur har isoleringen egentligen påverkat barnen? Ny forskning pekar på att Sverige kommit lindrigare undan eftersom grundskolan varit öppen.

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Fidelity chief warns of global corporate solvency crisis

Anne Richards says asset managers unable to provide enough cash to keep businesses afloat

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Dealing with personal loss while navigating chaotic markets

The longtime head of Jefferies was set for 2020 to be a celebratory year

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Poland's attempts to contain virus hampered by outbreaks in mines

Silesian coalfields prove to be incubators of disease and cast a shadow over country's largely effective response

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Coronavirus: is this the end of the line for cruise ships?

Operators aim to rebuild trust with health measures but still face calls to improve conditions for their crews

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Let Game Theory Tell You When It's Time to Go Shopping – Facts So Romantic

By using this methodology, combined with available information from Google maps to measure store size and popularity, one can model the best time to go shopping in a pandemic. Photograph by Diego Cervo / Shutterstock Now is not the time to go to the grocery store, to restock the pantry, to get fresh milk and eggs. Yet I need to replenish my food supplies. Well then, I should go. Wait, is everyone

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Rosetta Stones Rolls On

We say so long to the Scientific American blogs network. But this isn't goodbye! — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How to Keep COVID-19 Conspiracies Contained

An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions.

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How to Keep COVID-19 Conspiracies Contained

An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How to Keep COVID-19 Conspiracies Contained

An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Archaeologists find largest-ever Mayan complex hiding in plain sight

Archaeologists used laser-based aerial surveys to discover the oldest and largest Mayan structure ever found. The 3,000-year-old complex in the Mexican state of Tabasco was likely used as a ceremonial center. Researchers believe the site represents a communal society rather than one based on worshipping elites. The southern tip of Mexico is hiding a giant Mayan structure from about 3,000 years ag

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Chance of finding young Earth-like planets higher than previously thought

Researchers have found that the chance of finding Earth-like planets in their early stages of formation is much higher than previously thought.

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Vision and balance issues are common in elementary school-age children with a concussion

Researchers have performed the most comprehensive characterization of elementary school-age concussions to date, revealing an opportunity to improve outcomes for this age group through more consistent visio-vestibular assessments at the initial health care visit.

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Paper-based technology advances earlier cancer detection

Researchers have developed a technology that is more than 30 times more sensitive than current lab-based tests in finding early stage cancer biomarkers in blood.

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New Papua New Guinea research solves archaeological mysteries

New research which 'fills in the blanks' on what ancient Papuan New Guineans ate, and how they processed food, has ended decades-long speculation on tool use and food stables in the highlands of New Guinea several thousand years ago.

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Scientists discover that nicotine promotes spread of lung cancer to the brain

Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months. But why non-small-cell lung cancer so often spreads to the brain has been poorly understood.

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China Defends Its Coronavirus Response

Government officials denied they had suppressed information about the outbreak and said China had set a strong example for how to combat it.

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Proving a Legendary Mathematician Wrong

Remembering "Euler's spoilers," who showed that special magic squares exist — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

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SpaceX opens era of amateur astronauts, cosmic movie sets

SpaceX's debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA's grand plan for commercializing Earth's backyard.

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Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned monkeys native to Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

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Tropical Storm Cristobal advances toward US Gulf Coast

A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Saturday, spawning a tornado in Florida and bringing the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America.

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Cluster Headaches Are More Than 'Just a Headache'. But They're Often Misdiagnosed

There's a reason they call them 'suicide headaches'.

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Wording of vaccination messages influences behavior

An experiment has revealed that relatively small differences in messages influenced people's attitudes about the human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine, which has been shown to help prevent cancer.

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How cells solve their identity crisis

Cancer is often the result of DNA mutations or problems with how cells divide, which can lead to cells 'forgetting' what type of cell they are or how to function properly. Scientists have now provided clarity into how new cells remember their identity after cell division. These memory mechanisms could explicate problems that occur when cell identity is not maintained, such as cancer.

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'It's psychologically easier': how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation

While many believe a Covid-19 vaccine will be a 'ticket out', experts are concerned getting people to take it is the real challenge Sign up for Guardian Australia's daily coronavirus email Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications When Susan had a baby daughter, she was not planning on having her vaccinated. It didn't seem abnormal to her – most of her mothers' g

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Boris Johnson told to dump rhetoric and plan for new Covid wave

Medical chiefs call for a public health campaign as faith in government strategy slumps Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Senior figures from across the NHS have issued an urgent plea for a comprehensive plan to tackle a second wave of coronavirus infections, as Boris Johnson continues to lose public confidence in his handling of the pandemic. Amid persistent fears amo

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George Floyd's Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America

The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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These animals build palaces out of their own snot

A close up view of the giant larvacean, the blue tad-pole-like swoosh in the center, and its snot palace. (MBARI/) Every animal has its own idea of the perfect home. For the giant larvacean, that home is pretty darn weird—and new research shows that their slimy homes are even wackier than we thought. With their bulbous heads and flat tails, these gelatinous invertebrates look like big, ghostly ta

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George Floyd's Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America

The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus News Roundup, May 30-June 5

Here are pandemic highlights for the week — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Group withdraws COVID-19 scoring tool based on Surgisphere data following NEJM, Lancet retractions

On the heels of retractions of papers based on data that has fallen under intense scrutiny, an emergency medicine group in Africa is withdrawing a tool that they built using data from the same company. Lee Wallis, one of the editors in chief of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, described the tool, built in … Continue reading Group withdraws COVID-19 scoring tool based on Surgisphere data

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Silence Is Never Neutral; Neither Is Science

Ignoring science's legacy of racism or a wider culture shaped by white supremacy doesn't make scientists "objective" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Silence Is Never Neutral; Neither Is Science

Ignoring science's legacy of racism or a wider culture shaped by white supremacy doesn't make scientists "objective" — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Norsk olie-slagsmål har varet et halvt år: Havisen må vige for verdens største pengetank

Ligesom Danmark kæmper nordmændene med at nå til enighed om fremtidens olie- og gasjagt.

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New identification of genetic basis of COVID-19 susceptibility will aid treatment

Italian researchers have been able to identify the genetic basis of susceptibility to Covid-19 infection, and also to the possibility of contracting a more severe form of the disease. This has important implications for treatment and drug development.

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LIVE NOW: The 'inspiration gap' kills innovation. How can we do better?

Add event to calendar What is the inspiration gap? Inspiration comes in many forms: successful role models who went before us, positive words and coaching from the people in our lives, even the act of setting a goal for ourselves and sticking to it. But inspiration is in some ways a luxury. The financial, familial, and infrastructure constraints that children in at-risk communities face every day

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British jobs depend on reopening the economy

If the UK does not get back to work, Covid-19 could be more devastating than Thatcherism

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What Social Distancing Reveals about East-West Differences

The pandemic could spur psychological changes in both the U.S. and China — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What Social Distancing Reveals about East-West Differences

The pandemic could spur psychological changes in both the U.S. and China — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What Social Distancing Reveals about East-West Differences

The pandemic could spur psychological changes in both the U.S. and China — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Listen: Would Defunding the Police Make Us Safer?

City and state balance sheets are in serious trouble after the pandemic-induced economic slowdown. As local governments are making decisions about budget cuts, some protesters have a suggestion: defund the police. The sociologist Alex Vitale, the author of The End of Policing , joins Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin and executive producer Katherine Wells to explain the research and nuance behi

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C's

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

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Weekend reads: Top journals under scrutiny; a toxic legacy; science by press release

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. It was a particularly busy week at Retraction Watch, featuring retractions from four of the top … Continue reading

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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 6)

IMPACT Can't Go Out and Protest? Here's How to Help From Home Demetria Mosley | Wired "Whether you're trying to maintain your social distance or just looking for other ways to speak up, here are some ideas on how to contribute. … 'Not everyone is a front-liner, and that's OK because we need all types of people,' says Andréa Hudson, an activist and prison reformist based in North Carolina. 'There

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Archaeologists Discover the Largest, Oldest Maya Monument Yet

The structure, believed to have served as a ceremonial center 3,000 years ago, was discovered in Tabasco, Mexico.

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Strat-M® Transdermal Diffusion Membrane

For topical and transdermal delivery of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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China Has Dominated the West Before

As China comes into greater conflict with the West, and the United States in particular, now is a good time to consider the long arc of this relationship. In the West, Chinese history is commonly framed as having begun with the first Opium War, giving the impression that European powers always had the upper hand. But from the first direct contact between East and West—the arrival of the Portugues

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What you need to know about converting your home to solar

Behold: the power of the sun. (Vivint Solar/Unsplash/) If you live in an area with abundant sunlight—hello, fellow southern Californians—you've probably thought about installing solar panels on your roof to save on your electric bill. But with so much information, it can be hard to know where to start. Look no further—start here Between the different types of panels, financing, inverters, and oth

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India Is Using More Solar Energy—but It Carries a Lead Risk

In rural areas, solar power is stored in lead batteries. If they aren't properly recycled, contamination can cause health problems.

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'Dune' Is One of the Most Influential Sci-Fi Books Ever

Originally published in 1965, Frank Herbert's classic novel has continued to help shape works from Star Wars to 'Game of Thrones'.

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China and Iran Tried to Hack the Biden and Trump Campaigns

Plus: An iOS zero day, surveillance planes, and more of the week's top security news.

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Recommended Books, June 2020

How innovation works, a history of American hurricanes, and more — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Virus Fears Over Global Protests

A New York Times analysis shows why some areas see reopening as long overdue. Health ministers sounded the alarm amid demonstrations against racism from Australia to Britain.

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Coronavirus: This is not the last pandemic

Pandemic hunting scientists warn of a 'perfect storm' for new diseases to emerge from wildlife.

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Sony Xperia 1 II Review: A Surprise Hit

After years of punching below its weight, Sony finally found the formula for making an excellent phone. Too bad it costs $1200.

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The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple

Updated at 12:04 p.m. on June 6, 2020 Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he's meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them. What the United States is witnessing is less like the chaos of 1968, which further divided a nation, and more like the nonviolent movements that earned broad societal support in places such

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Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants

The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu. Brain implants, on the other hand, are typically made from metal and other rigid materials that over time can cause inflammation and the buildup of scar tissue. MIT engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain's contours and monitor activity over longer periods,

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How Google Docs became the social media of the resistance

In the week after George Floyd's murder, hundreds of thousands of people joined protests across the US and around the globe, demanding education, attention, and justice. But one of the key tools for organizing these protests is a surprising one: it's not encrypted, doesn't rely on signing in to a social network, and wasn't even designed for this purpose. It's Google Docs. In just the last week, G

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1958: Danmark har fået sin første reaktor

Atomkommissionens forsøgsreaktor DR1 på Risø er den nyeste og en af de mest velbyggede i denne størrelse. Efter et halvt års drift er en række forskningsopgaver allerede i gang.

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The Biggest Mystery: What It Will Take To Trace The Coronavirus Source

SARS-CoV-2 came from an animal, but finding which one will be tricky—as will laying to rest speculation of a lab escape — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Labour accuses government of cover-up over BAME Covid-19 report

Vital recommendations that could help protect people are missing from review, say MPs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Labour has accused the government of "covering up vital recommendations" that could help prevent black, Asian and minority ethnic people dying from coronavirus. Concerns about censorship mounted this week after third-party submissions, which reportedl

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2 Billion Doses of Oxford's Unproven Coronavirus Vaccine Will Soon Be Ready to Produce

If clinical trials are successful, the first doses could be ready by September.

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At the End of a Hellish Week, Trump Is a Happy Man

This week began with angry Trump, but, don't worry, it ended with the president as a happy man. There he was Monday evening, jaw set in the familiar simian rictus, marching from the White House across Lafayette Square, with a cloud of flunkies and Secret Service agents trailing him. His path had just been cleared of inconvenient citizens by phalanxes of cops using tear gas in hopes of making the

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Why K-pop Fans Are No Longer Posting About K-pop

Updated at 8:48 p.m. ET on June 7, 2020. On early Sunday morning, when the Dallas Police Department tweeted asking people to submit videos of "illegal activity" at protests to its iWatch Dallas app, K-pop fans were ready. "I wanted to do something to stop or slow [the police] down," a 16-year-old Houston girl who goes by @YGSHIT on Twitter told me. She was one of many South Korean–pop fans who qu

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Why It Matters That So Many People Are Donating to Bail Funds

In the fall of 2017, a year that would ultimately see American police officers fatally shoot 986 people , Justin Bieber dominated headlines for days because of a single Black Lives Matter post on his Instagram. The following summer, Harry Styles earned rapturous praise for adding a Black Lives Matter sticker to the guitar he played at a show in Detroit. Bieber and Styles, two young white stars wi

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14 Best Weekend Deals: Tablets, Phones, Laptops, and More

Need a new laptop? Or an affordable phone? We've rounded up some sales that might help.

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How to Get the Most Out of Signal and Encrypted Chat

The best end-to-end encrypted messaging app has a host of security features. Here are the ones you should care about.

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Police Tactics Could Turn Protests Into Covid-19 Hot Spots

Sure, large crowds already carry a risk of transmission. It's just worse when you teargas people, make them cough on each other, and bus them to jail.

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What Does the Shocking Unemployment Report Really Mean?

Most people who considered themselves students of the economy knew exactly what to expect yesterday morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics would release the May unemployment report, and it would be another bloodbath. Economists predicted that more 7 million jobs would be lost. I confidently forecasted that unemployment would soon scream past 20 percent, potentially eclipsing the all-time record

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Polarized Politics Has Infected American Diplomacy

Moments of national crisis ought to bring Americans together. Instead, led by a divisive president, our society is being ripped apart, as the country is battered by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and centuries-old pathologies of racism and inequality. The consequences of our division are profoundly troubling at home, but no less worrisome abroad. The style and substance of our polarized politics h

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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor en sluse ved Thyborøn og ikke Oddesund?

En læser undrer sig over, at der er snak om en sluse ved Thyborøn for at mindske vandstandsproblemer i Limfjorden. Ville det ikke være nemmere og billigere at gøre det ved den mindre åbning ved Oddesund? Det svarer seniorkonsulent i Rambøll på.

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Pandemic sparks surge in equity fundraisings

Companies tap markets for cash in hunt for cheap assets or to shore up balance sheets

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Edinburgh disavows Surgisphere claims of co-operation with NHS Scotland

US health data group at heart of halted trials for Covid-19 treatment says it had co-operated on 'best practices'

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Kan vi lave benzin, der ikke sviner?

Det er faktisk muligt at lave CO2-neutral brændstof.

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A simple background photo is forcing some Android users to factory reset their smartphones

WARNING!!! Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially for Samsung mobile phone users! It will cause your phone to crash! Don't try it! If someone sends you this picture, please ignore it. pic.twitter.com/rVbozJdhkL — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2020

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Sunak pushes back stimulus plan until autumn

Expectations for an emergency summer Budget are lowered by the Treasury

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I've been ill for months, but I still don't know if it is Covid-19

I've had a fever, a cough and breathlessness since February, and been in and out of hospital. If it isn't coronavirus, what is it? By Simon Hattenstone I'm lying in bed, shivering like crazy. My partner, Diane, is asleep, and I burrow deep into her back. I'm sweating like crazy, too. I'm desperate for the loo, and I run there in my shivery sweats and sweaty shivers. It's only five minutes since I

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Ny smartphone har integreret infrarødt krops-termometer

PLUS. Huaweis nye Honor Play 4-serie er i stand til at måle kropstemperatur med et infrarødt termometer bag kameraet. Det er dog uklart hvor nøjagtig temperaturmålingen faktisk er.

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Dinosauriens sista måltid

En sen vårdag för 110 miljoner år sedan åt den bepansrade dinosaurien en rejäl portion ormbunkar, strax därefter dog den. Det visar nu analyser av djurets välbevarade matsäck. Spela videon för att se hur den såg ut.

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Environmental noise changes evolutionary cooperation between cellular components, model shows

Cells are massive factories, containing a multitude of substations devoted to specific tasks all devoted to keeping the overarching organism alive. Until now, researchers have questioned how such diverse components evolve in tandem — especially when each component can evolve in a variety of ways. Two researchers based in Tokyo, Japan, have developed a statistical physics model to demonstrate how

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Lightning fast algorithms can lighten the load of 3D hologram generation

Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed a new way of calculating simple holograms for heads-up displays (HUDs) and near-eye displays (NEDs). The method is up to 56 times faster than conventional algorithms and does not require power-hungry graphics processing units (GPUs), running on normal computing cores like those found in PCs. This opens the way to developi

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A view from Milan: what next for Italian design?

The cancellation of the Salone del Mobile furniture fair hit the industry hard, but designers and makers are rallying round

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Will our homes look different after the pandemic?

Interior designers are responding to the sudden preoccupation with health and hygiene. But so did Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier

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Lockdown lunches: how to make a soufflé fit for a 1970s dinner party

The FT's Tim Hayward shows Daniel Garrahan how to make the classic French dish

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Sharp drop in Australia's bad cholesterol levels — but rising in Asia and Pacific

The proportion of Australians with bad cholesterol levels has dropped significantly, while Asian and Pacific countries recorded a sharp rise, according to the world's largest study on the condition.

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Butterfly-inspired nanotech makes natural-looking pictures on digital screens

The new technology creates digital displays that are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current display technologies that rely on energy-intensive bright lights hidden behind screens.

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Protecting the neuronal architecture

Protecting nerve cells from losing their characteristic extensions, the dendrites, can reduce brain damage after a stroke. Neurobiologists have demonstrated this by means of research on a mouse model.

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Butterfly-inspired nanotech makes natural-looking pictures on digital screens

The new technology creates digital displays that are lit by surrounding light and are more natural looking than current display technologies that rely on energy-intensive bright lights hidden behind screens.

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Climate change an imminent threat to glass sponge reefs

Warming ocean temperatures and acidification drastically reduce the skeletal strength and filter-feeding capacity of glass sponges, according to new research. The findings indicate that ongoing climate change could have serious, irreversible impacts on the sprawling glass sponge reefs of the Pacific Northwest and associated biodiversity — the only known reefs of their kind in the world.

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The surprise reason sleep-deprivation kills lies in the gut

A study provides further confirmation that a prolonged lack of sleep can result in early mortality. Surprisingly, the direct cause seems to be a buildup of Reactive Oxygen Species in the gut produced by sleeplessness. When the buildup is neutralized, a normal lifespan is restored. We don't have to tell you what it feels like when you don't get enough sleep. A night or two of that can be miserable

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Broad rally could be signal to take the money and run

UK stock markets seem fixated on the best-case scenario emerging from Covid-19 crisis

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Crewed interstellar travel could arrive sooner than expected

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How can civilians use facial recognition technology?

This week in America's capital, the 'leader of the free world' deployed unidentified troops from dozens of federal agencies and corrections departments. Given that the president has suspended Posse Comitatus in order to enforce his order, it seems that the military is fine following their commander's orders over their country's laws. The concurrent rise in the use of facial recognition technology

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Half of Americans Want Meat-Free Options After Industry's Crisis

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AI enabled drowning prevention technology.

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Nuclear Fusion and Artificial Intelligence: the Dream of Limitless Energy

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Renewables increasingly beat even the cheapest coal competitors on cost, new IRENA report finds.

https://pvbuzz.com/competitive-costs-investment-renewables-attractive/ New renewable power generation projects now increasingly undercut existing coal-fired plants. submitted by /u/Montreal_Mind [link] [comments]

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Edible insects; Future prospects for food and feed security

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Denmark has introduced a robot for taking swabs from patients

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Anyone feel kinda sad that we were born early?

With whole quarantine, I've had time to think about future, and I've realized that I will die before experiencing so many cool things: Colonisation of our solar system and exploration of others Brain-interfacing AI developments (even possibly Strong AI) Stopping senescence or at least preserving our minds in VR Self-driving cars Artificial meat and the end of killing animals for food and so much

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Spiking activity in the human hippocampus prior to encoding predicts subsequent memory [Neuroscience]

Encoding activity in the medial temporal lobe, presumably evoked by the presentation of stimuli (postonset activity), is known to predict subsequent memory. However, several independent lines of research suggest that preonset activity also affects subsequent memory. We investigated the role of preonset and postonset single-unit and multiunit activity recorded from…

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Critical period regulation across multiple timescales [Perspectives]

Brain plasticity is dynamically regulated across the life span, peaking during windows of early life. Typically assessed in the physiological range of milliseconds (real time), these trajectories are also influenced on the longer timescales of developmental time (nurture) and evolutionary time (nature), which shape neural architectures that support plasticity. Properly…

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Checking autoimmune genetic risk to stratify immune checkpoint inhibitor responders [Commentaries]

The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in recent years has been one of the most significant advances in the treatment of cancer. However, even among tumors where ICIs have shown the most promise, they are not effective in all patients, and there are no clearly defined molecular or cellular…

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Aboriginal fires modify an ideal free distribution [Commentaries]

Optimality and game-theoretic models grounded in behavioral ecology have enjoyed increasing popularity in anthropology and prehistoric archaeology over the last three to four decades. They have been especially important to prehistorians in fostering the development of comprehensive, theoretically well-grounded expectations about past human behavior and in helping to identify testable…

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Phosphorylation barcode-dependent signal bias of the dopamine D1 receptor [Biochemistry]

Agonist-activated G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) must correctly select from hundreds of potential downstream signaling cascades and effectors. To accomplish this, GPCRs first bind to an intermediary signaling protein, such as G protein or arrestin. These intermediaries initiate signaling cascades that promote the activity of different effectors, including several protein kinases….

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Opinion: Intercepting pandemics through genomics [Genetics]

Ecological interactions that cross domains of life have major impacts on ecosystems and human health. Although the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic makes this point with destructive clarity, it is clear that zoonotic pathogens pose a standing threat to our species as demonstrated by Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS),…

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Enhanced receptor binding of SARS-CoV-2 through networks of hydrogen-bonding and hydrophobic interactions [Chemistry]

Molecular dynamics and free energy simulations have been carried out to elucidate the structural origin of differential protein–protein interactions between the common receptor protein angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and the receptor binding domains of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [A. E. Gorbalenya et al., Nat. Microbiol….

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A remote control for neurons

Researchers have created a new technology that enhances scientists' ability to communicate with neural cells using light. The team synthesized three-dimensional fuzzy graphene on a nanowire template to create a superior material for photothermally stimulating cells.

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The Atlantic Daily: Where the Country Goes From Here

Demonstrators gather on the block in Minneapolis where George Floyd was killed by police. (Stephen Maturen / Getty) 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 . This week, demonstrators across the country gathered , in the midst of a pandem

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Eclipse data illuminate mysteries of Sun's corona

Observations from total solar eclipses are used to measure the shape of the Sun's magnetic field.

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Bad Apples in Buffalo

After an elderly protester in Buffalo, New York, was pushed to the ground by police officers and left to lie there as blood pooled beneath his head, the head of the local police union, John Evans, said his colleagues were disgusted. Disgusted, that is, that two of the officers seen in the video were suspended without pay. "Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their m

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W.H.O. Finally Endorses Masks to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission

The agency had been opposed to public use of masks, even after governments worldwide had recommended them.

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New identification of genetic basis of COVID-19 susceptibility will aid treatment

Italian researchers have been able to identify the genetic basis of susceptibility to Covid-19 infection, and also to the possibility of contracting a more severe form of the disease. This has important implications for treatment and drug development.

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Interpreting DTC testing results imposes a major burden on genetics services

A study from Australia finds that because patients are increasingly approaching GPs about the results of direct-to consumer genetic testing, and GPs are ill-equipped to advise them, this is having an impact on already overloaded clinical genetics services.

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Abortion opponents protest COVID-19 vaccines' use of fetal cells

Two candidates on White House short list will receive up to $1.7 billion

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Mangrove plants flourish on coastlines, but rising seas may outpace them by 2050

Mangrove trees and shrubs grow along tropical and subtropical coastlines, thriving in conditions that would kill most other plants. Mangroves also absorb a lot of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (Kerrylee Rogers /) If we don't curb fossil fuel emissions, mangroves around the world will be drowned by rapidly rising seas, researchers reported June 4 in the journal Science . The scientists

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Reddit's Cofounder Wants a Black Person to Take His Board Seat

Alexis Ohanian's resignation is among the most dramatic responses in the tech industry to the killing of George Floyd.

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New website shows impact of European virus confinement

Environmental and economic impacts of the coronavirus in Europe can now be seen using satellite data provided by the European Space Agency, it announced Friday.

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Study: Black Americans most interested in COVID-19 news

Black Americans, who have suffered disproportionately from the coronavirus, have shown a more intense interest in news about the pandemic compared to whites.

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PFAS present throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee river food chain

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, even though the river does not have a known industrial input of these compounds. The study examined the entire aquatic ecosystem for PFAS compounds and identified strong links between ecosystem groups that lead to biomagnification, the process

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Russia Says Melting Permafrost Is Behind The Massive Arctic Fuel Spill

Huge stretches of Arctic rivers are now polluted.

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New discovery advances optical microscopy

New Illinois ECE research is advancing the field of optical microscopy, giving the field a critical new tool to solve challenging problems across many fields of science and engineering including semiconductor wafer inspection, nanoparticle sensing, material characterization, biosensing, virus counting, and microfluidic monitoring.

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NASA analyzes Cristobal, the big rainmaker

NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared imagery and cloud top temperature data on Tropical Depression Cristobal, and it revealed the heavy rainmaking capability of the storm.

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Withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants can last over a year, new study finds

A new review found that withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants and antipsychotics can last for over a year. Side effects from SSRIs, SNRIs, and antipsychotics last longer than benzodiazepines like Valium or Prozac. The global antidepressant market is expected to reach $28.6 billion this year. In her book, "Blue Dreams: The Science and Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds," psychotherapist

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Coronavirus FAQs: How To Stay Safe While Protesting, When To Go Out After Recovery

Also: If I head to a new state or country for a visit, do I need to self-isolate to protect others in case I'm contagious? (Image credit: Malaka Gharib/NPR)

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Astronomers have found a planet like Earth orbiting a star like the sun

Three thousand light-years from Earth sits Kepler 160, a sun-like star that's already thought to have three planets in its system. Now researchers think they've found a fourth. Planet KOI-456.04, as it's called, appears similar to Earth in size and orbit, raising new hopes we've found perhaps the best candidate yet for a habitable exoplanet that resembles our home world. The new findings bolster

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How K-pop fans became celebrated online vigilantes

When the Dallas police called for the public to send them videos of illegal activity during protests a week ago, they didn't get the evidence of law-breaking demonstrators they expected. Instead, fans of Korean pop music downloaded the police department's app en masse, rallied each other to flood it with short, fan-produced videos, and gave it low ratings to make it less visible in the app store.

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New discovery advances optical microscopy

New Illinois ECE research is advancing the field of optical microscopy, giving the field a critical new tool to solve challenging problems across many fields of science and engineering including semiconductor wafer inspection, nanoparticle sensing, material characterization, biosensing, virus counting, and microfluidic monitoring.

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Coronavirus goggles make the outside world look scary

Friends who played fast and loose with the rules and once seemed mischievous and fun now appear lethal

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'I can't even enjoy this.' #BlackBirdersWeek organizer shares her struggles as a black scientist

This week's Twitter event highlighted the work of black scientists who study nature

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This cow's antibodies could be the newest weapon against COVID-19

Company is using genetically modified cows to produce immune proteins that neutralize the pandemic coronavirus

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What Is Hydroxychloroquine and Does It Treat COVID-19?

A look at the science and developments behind the pandemic's most controversial drug.

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The InSight Mars Lander's Heat Probe Finally Makes It Underground

NASA's InSight lander touched down at Elysium Planitia on Mars in late 2018, and it has subsequently made history by taking the first seismic readings on another planet. However, the mission's burrowing probe was stuck on the surface after the Martian soil proved less receptive than expected. NASA reports its plan of pushing the probe into the surface appears to be working — the instrument is fin

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The New Science of Lockdowns

Alternating intervals at home and at work provide the best means of balancing safety while preserving the economy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Black birders have never been safe or celebrated

Most birding institutions and clubs discount Black participants, either through their whiteness or inaccessibility. (National Park Service /) Jacqueline L. Scott is a PhD student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. This story originally featured on The Conversation . Birdwatching is open to all. Unless you are Black. This is the message Christian Cooper received as he was bi

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Retracted studies may have damaged public trust in science, top researchers fear

Retractions by two of the world's leading journals could do lasting harm in an environment where many already distrust scientists Public trust in science may have been shaken by the publication of academic papers based on false data in leading medical journals, according to world-renowned infectious disease doctors and former advisers to the World Health Organization. The director of Australia's

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The New Science of Lockdowns

Alternating intervals at home and at work provide the best means of balancing safety while preserving the economy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine

Historical Insights on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, and Racial Disparities: Illuminating a Path Forward.

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PFAS present throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee river food chain

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, even though the river does not have a known industrial input of these compounds.

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Cord blood for stem cell transplant may outperform matched sibling donor

Study based on a decade of research and treatment shows no difference in overall survival between cord blood and matched related donor as source for stem cell transplant, with reduced graft-versus-host disease in patients using cord blood.

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Eclipse data illuminate mysteries of Sun's corona

Observations from total solar eclipses are used to measure the shape of the Sun's magnetic field.

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There might not be as many microplastic fibres in oceans as we feared

Most of the microfibres polluting oceans aren't plastic but cotton and wool, a study suggests, but these natural fibres could still be dangerous to sea life

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These Ultra-Breathable Summer Sneakers Are Really Steel Toe Boots in Disguise

Summer is finally here. That means it's time for lawn mowing, landscaping, and home repo projects. It's time to trim the tree hanging over your driveway, clear the brush at the back of your property, and build that new deck you've been thinking about all spring. It's time for camping trips, fishing trips, and all kinds of other outdoor activities. And for all this, you need the right shoes that w

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New technique for engineering living materials and patterns

A new method for engineering living materials called 'MeniFluidics' could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to research cellular interactions.

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Prominent Harvard archaeologist put on leave amid allegations of sexual harassment

Three former students describe propositions, affairs with Gary Urton, an expert on Incan knotted strings

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NASA analyzes Cristobal, the big rainmaker

NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared imagery and cloud top temperature data on Tropical Depression Cristobal, and it revealed the heavy rainmaking capability of the storm.

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Scientists Fight Plan to Release Gene-Hacked Mosquitoes in TX, FL

Fly, Pretties! Over the next two years, the biotech company Oxitec plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas in an attempt to stop the spread of diseases like dengue and Zika. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already approved the plan — but a group of biologists, ecologists, bioethicists, and sustainability researchers writes in an article

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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Video: How George Floyd died. At the C.D.C., what went wrong? Tara Reade's journey. Pete Davidson is out of the basement. Farewell, Christo. And more.

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Watch a Badass Wearable Robot Arm Hulk Smash Through a Wall

Hulk Smash A team of researchers from Université de Sherbrooke in Canada have created a badass, waist-mounted hydraulic arm that's capable of smashing through walls, IEEE Spectrum reports . A video uploaded by the team shows the robotic arm in action. It can move heavy power tools, paint walls, pick vegetables — and even Hulk smash through drywall. The robotic arm can be remote controlled by a mi

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Covid-19 Cases Were Already Rising Before the George Floyd Protests

The easing of stay-at-home orders and Memorial Day travel have led to spikes in some parts of the country. That's bad news for what comes next.

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Discovery unlocks 'hot' electrons for more efficient energy use

Highly energetic, "hot" electrons have the potential to help solar panels more efficiently harvest light energy. But up until now, scientists haven't been able to measure the energies of those electrons, limiting their use. Researchers have now demonstrated how a technique using a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components reveals the energy distribution of h

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Following outrage, chemistry journal makes a paper decrying diversity efforts disappear

The New York Times isn't the only outlet that has walked back a commentary this week amid reader outrage. Following a flood of criticism on social media, a chemistry journal in Germany has disappeared an essay by Canadian researcher who argued that efforts to promote diversity in the field were hurting science. [See an update on … Continue reading

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New Microscope Is So Powerful It Can Watch Light Move

Light Speed For the first time, scientists used a microscope to directly observe light as it traveled through a crystal. The research, which was conducted with a one-of-a-kind, ultrafast transmission electron microscope at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, opens up a new realm of possibility to quantum scientists. Not only can researchers now observe phenomena they used to be forced to mod

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New report examines challenges and implications of false-negative COVID-19 tests

In a new paper, researchers discuss challenges and implications related to false-negative diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Discovery unlocks 'hot' electrons for more efficient energy use

Highly energetic, "hot" electrons have the potential to help solar panels more efficiently harvest light energy. But up until now, scientists haven't been able to measure the energies of those electrons, limiting their use. Researchers have now demonstrated how a technique using a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components reveals the energy distribution of h

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Coronavirus News Roundup, May 30-June 5

Here are pandemic highlights for the week — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Sea's Weirdest Creatures, Now in 'Staggering' Detail

With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine- comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

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Ireland chases bloodstock sales with return of horseracing

One of world's leading exporters of thoroughbreds will restart racing on June 8

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Mexicans bet on domestic tourism: 'The plane was packed, I was surprised'

Government hopes local travellers will make up for collapse in foreign travel

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Study identifies potential approach to treat patients with severe COVID-19

Early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein with the cancer drug acalabrutinib provided clinical benefit to a small group of patients with severe COVID-19.

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Curfews and Arrests Will Inflame the Pandemic

Exactly how the ongoing protests over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black Americans will affect the trajectory of the pandemic is a complex question. For months, the public-health directives in much of the world have been clear: Avoid groups and stay home as much as possible. Leaving the house for any reason carries some risk of viral transmission. But in a historic mome

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Scientists Find a 'Mirror Image' of Our Solar System

While scanning the skies, humanity has identified thousands of exoplanets orbiting distant stars. However, very few of them are at all similar to Earth. Now, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen reports a newly discovered exoplanet could be a "mirror image" of our own . We currently lack the technology to directly image exoplanets , so we can only infer their presence v

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Trump Waives Environmental Reviews, Vulnerable Communities Could Bear the Brunt

Such reviews are intended to allow community input and minimize harm to the environment — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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A newly discovered disease may lead to better treatment of cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most frequent severe inherited disorder worldwide. Researchers have now discovered a novel disease that might lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis and new treatment options in the future.

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DNA increases our understanding of contact between Stone Age cultures

What kind of interactions did the various Stone Age cultures have with one another? In a new interdisciplinary study, researchers have combined archaeological and genetic information to better understand Battle Axe cultural influences discovered in graves of the Pitted Ware culture.

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American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast

Researchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades.

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New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibiotic

Scientists have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin — a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs. New research provides fundamental new insights into how teixobactins kill bacteria, including the discovery of a new killing mechanism that could help inform the design of improved teixobactin-based drugs.

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'Whispering gallery' effect controls electron beams with light

When you speak softly in one of the galleries of St Paul's cathedral, the sound runs around the dome and visitors anywhere on its circumference can hear it. This striking phenomenon has been termed the 'whispering gallery' effect, and one variant is where a wave travels nearly perfectly around a structure. Researchers have now harnessed the effect to control the beam of an electron microscope by l

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You should blur the faces in your protest photos. Here's how.

This is a crowd from a concert, but the same techniques apply. (Pixabay/) It's essential to document the world, especially in the midst of profound events such as the current protests and rallies happening around the country. But as any photojournalist or news shooter will tell you, putting images into the world comes with great responsibility. There's a ton of information in every photo and vide

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Frozen cells and empty cages: researchers struggle to revive stalled experiments after the lockdown

Nature, Published online: 05 June 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01704-y Abandoned experiments have to be restarted — sometimes from scratch.

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'Barcode' microbes could help to trace goods — from lettuce to loafers

Nature, Published online: 04 June 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01673-2 Bacteria embedded with coded snippets of DNA survive microwaving, boiling and frying.

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UTHSC researchers awarded $1.7 million for opioid addiction studies

A team of University of Tennessee Health Science Center researchers in the College of Medicine recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) award to study how genetic differences may explain why some people are more susceptible to opioid addiction than others.

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Approved drug may help calm cytokine storm in COVID-19

The drug acalabrutinib, FDA-approved for the treatment of several types of B cell cancers, improved the oxygenation levels and decreased molecular markers of inflammation in a majority of 19 patients hospitalized for the treatment of severe COVID-19, according to a new study by Mark Roschewski and colleagues.

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Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic likely to result in lasting changes to medical school curricula

Following disruptions to medical education that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the United States this spring, 'a return to a typical pre-COVID-19 teaching platform is unlikely,' say Diane Wayne and colleagues in this Editorial.

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Study identifies potential approach to treat patients with severe COVID-19

Early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a small group of patients with severe COVID-19. Researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distress and a reduction in the overactive i

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Thousands of tons of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year — but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits.

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Scientists develop unique polymer coating to tackle harmful fungi

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have developed a new way to control harmful fungi, without the need to use chemical bioactives like fungicides or antifungals.

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Microglia in the olfactory bulb have a nose for protecting the brain from infection

Researchers at NINDS have identified a specific, front-line defense that limits the infection to the olfactory bulb and protects the neurons of the olfactory bulb from damage due to the infection. Although the location of nasal neurons and their exposure to the outside environment make them an easy target for infection by airborne viruses, viral respiratory infections rarely make their way from th

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Bat Ecologist Thomas Kunz Dies

The Boston University professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, spent more than 40 years researching the lives of bats.

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The 13 Best Movies About Why You Shouldn't Trust the Government

America continues to battle the coronavirus, demonstrators fill the streets to decry police brutality and racism, and former members of President Donald Trump's own Cabinet are denouncing his leadership. There's undeniable surrealism to the moment at hand, with police killings captured on camera running parallel to the bizarre image of the president strolling to a church to hold up a Bible, after

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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes represent more than 20 percent of ICU population

New guidance offers glucose management strategies that limit direct contact and minimize clinicians' risk.

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Could the blood of COVID-19 patients be used to predict disease progression?

Researchers have identified 27 proteins which are present at different levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients, depending on the severity of their symptoms. These biomarker profiles could be used to predict disease progression and make it easier for doctors to decide which type of treatment to use.

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Reducing severe breathlessness and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors

A new paper examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with mechanical ventilation.

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Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change

Study reveals drainage, deforestation of the region's peatlands, which leads to fires, greenhouse emissions, land subsidence.

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Not children, but 'super-happy families' the aim of assisted reproduction

Researchers studied how staff at fertility clinics view the assessments that childless couples and women undergo in order to access assisted reproduction. It emerges in the interviews that the assessment of the potential parents is based on the child's future welfare and on the responsible use of public resources.

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New study reveals cracks beneath giant, methane gushing craters

250-million-year-old cracks in the seafloor feed greenhouse gas methane into giant craters in the Barents Sea. More than 100 craters, presently expelling enormous amounts of the greenhouse gas into the ocean, are found in the area.

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Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat

Indiscriminate feeding by an alien population of the carnivorous spotted-thighed frog — could severely affect the native biodiversity of southern Australia according to a new study.

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New smart fabrics from bioactive inks monitor body and environment by changing color

Researchers developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the environment by changing color. Multiple inks can be screen printed onto clothes or even face masks at high resolution, providing a detailed map of human response or exposure.

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Virus transmission starting to rise in England, scientists warn

Study highlights regional differences with a rebound in infections most likely in north-west

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Scientists develop unique polymer coating to tackle harmful fungi

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have developed a new way to control harmful fungi, without the need to use chemical bioactives like fungicides or antifungals.

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Thousands of tons of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits

A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year—but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits.

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Molecular docking with Gaussian Boson Sampling

Gaussian Boson Samplers are photonic quantum devices with the potential to perform intractable tasks for classical systems. As with other near-term quantum technologies, an outstanding challenge is to identify specific problems of practical interest where these devices can prove useful. Here, we show that Gaussian Boson Samplers can be used to predict molecular docking configurations, a central p

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Do GRE scores help predict getting a physics Ph.D.? A comment on a paper by Miller et al.

A recent paper in Science Advances by Miller et al. concludes that Graduate Record Examinations (GREs) do not help predict whether physics graduate students will get Ph.D.'s. Here, I argue that the presented analyses reflect collider-like stratification bias, variance inflation by collinearity and range restriction, omission of parts of a needed correlation matrix, a peculiar choice of null hypot

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Ultrathin water-stable metal-organic framework membranes for ion separation

Owing to the rich porosity and uniform pore size, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offer substantial advantages over other materials for the precise and fast membrane separation. However, achieving ultrathin water-stable MOF membranes remains a great challenge. Here, we first report the successful exfoliation of two-dimensional (2D) monolayer aluminum tetra-(4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin framework (t

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Microfibers in oceanic surface waters: A global characterization

Microfibers are ubiquitous contaminants of emerging concern. Traditionally ascribed to the "microplastics" family, their widespread occurrence in the natural environment is commonly reported in plastic pollution studies, based on the assumption that fibers largely derive from wear and tear of synthetic textiles. By compiling a global dataset from 916 seawater samples collected in six ocean basins

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Flexible learning, rather than inveterate innovation or copying, drives cumulative knowledge gain

Human technology is characterized by cumulative cultural knowledge gain, yet researchers have limited knowledge of the mix of copying and innovation that maximizes progress. Here, we analyze a unique large-scale dataset originating from collaborative online programming competitions to investigate, in a setting of real-world complexity, how individual differences in innovation, social-information

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Origin of micrometer-scale dislocation motion during hydrogen desorption

Hydrogen, while being a potential energy solution, creates arguably the most important embrittlement problem in high-strength metals. However, the underlying hydrogen-defect interactions leading to embrittlement are challenging to unravel. Here, we investigate an intriguing hydrogen effect to shed more light on these interactions. By designing an in situ electron channeling contrast imaging exper

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Astrocyte dysfunction increases cortical dendritic excitability and promotes cranial pain in familial migraine

Astrocytes are essential contributors to neuronal function. As a consequence, disturbed astrocyte-neuron interactions are involved in the pathophysiology of several neurological disorders, with a strong impact on brain circuits and behavior. Here, we describe altered cortical physiology in a genetic mouse model of familial hemiplegic migraine type 2 (FHM2), with reduced expression of astrocytic N

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Subnanosecond phase transition dynamics in laser-shocked iron

Iron is one of the most studied chemical elements due to its sociotechnological and planetary importance; hence, understanding its structural transition dynamics is of vital interest. By combining a short pulse optical laser and an ultrashort free electron laser pulse, we have observed the subnanosecond structural dynamics of iron from high-quality x-ray diffraction data measured at 50-ps interva

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Squalene-based multidrug nanoparticles for improved mitigation of uncontrolled inflammation in rodents

Uncontrolled inflammatory processes are at the root of numerous pathologies. Most recently, studies on confirmed COVID-19 cases have suggested that mortality might be due to virally induced hyperinflammation. Uncontrolled pro-inflammatory states are often driven by continuous positive feedback loops between pro-inflammatory signaling and oxidative stress, which cannot be resolved in a targeted ma

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Reprogramming of tumor-associated macrophages by targeting {beta}-catenin/FOSL2/ARID5A signaling: A potential treatment of lung cancer

Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) influence lung tumor development by inducing immunosuppression. Transcriptome analysis of TAMs isolated from human lung tumor tissues revealed an up-regulation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. These findings were reproduced in a newly developed in vitro "trained" TAM model. Pharmacological and macrophage-specific genetic ablation of β-catenin reprogrammed M2-like

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Long-term patterns of hillslope erosion by earthquake-induced landslides shape mountain landscapes

Widespread triggering of landslides by large storms or earthquakes is a dominant mechanism of erosion in mountain landscapes. If landslides occur repeatedly in particular locations within a mountain range, then they will dominate the landscape evolution of that section and could leave a fingerprint in the topography. Here, we track erosion provenance using a novel combination of the isotopic and

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Estrogen induces dynamic ER{alpha} and RING1B recruitment to control gene and enhancer activities in luminal breast cancer

RING1B, a core Polycomb repressive complex 1 subunit, is a histone H2A ubiquitin ligase essential for development. RING1B is overexpressed in patients with luminal breast cancer (BC) and recruited to actively transcribed genes and enhancers co-occupied by the estrogen receptor α (ERα). Whether ERα-induced transcriptional programs are mediated by RING1B is not understood. We show that prolonged es

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Cryo-EM structure of NPF-bound human Arp2/3 complex and activation mechanism

Actin-related protein (Arp) 2/3 complex nucleates branched actin networks that drive cell motility. It consists of seven proteins, including two actin-related subunits (Arp2 and Arp3). Two nucleation-promoting factors (NPFs) bind Arp2/3 complex during activation, but the order, specific interactions, and contribution of each NPF to activation are unresolved. Here, we report the cryo–electron micr

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Crystal time-reversal symmetry breaking and spontaneous Hall effect in collinear antiferromagnets

Electrons, commonly moving along the applied electric field, acquire in certain magnets a dissipationless transverse velocity. This spontaneous Hall effect, found more than a century ago, has been understood in terms of the time-reversal symmetry breaking by the internal spin structure of a ferromagnetic, noncolinear antiferromagnetic, or skyrmionic form. Here, we identify previously overlooked r

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HIV envelope trimer-elicited autologous neutralizing antibodies bind a region overlapping the N332 glycan supersite

To date, immunization studies of rabbits with the BG505 SOSIP.664 HIV envelope glycoprotein trimers have revealed the 241/289 glycan hole as the dominant neutralizing antibody epitope. Here, we isolated monoclonal antibodies from a rabbit that did not exhibit glycan hole–dependent autologous serum neutralization. The antibodies did not compete with a previously isolated glycan hole–specific antib

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{beta}-arrestin-1 suppresses myogenic reprogramming of brown fat to maintain euglycemia

A better understanding of the signaling pathways regulating adipocyte function is required for the development of new classes of antidiabetic/obesity drugs. We here report that mice lacking β-arrestin-1 (barr1), a cytoplasmic and nuclear signaling protein, selectively in adipocytes showed greatly impaired glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity when consuming an obesogenic diet. In contrast, tr

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Human interleukin-4-treated regulatory macrophages promote epithelial wound healing and reduce colitis in a mouse model

Murine alternatively activated macrophages can exert anti-inflammatory effects. We sought to determine if IL-4–treated human macrophages [i.e., hM(IL4)] would promote epithelial wound repair and can serve as a cell transfer treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Blood monocytes from healthy volunteers and patients with active and inactive IBD were converted to hM(IL4)s. IL-4 treatment of

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Response to comment on "Typical physics Ph.D. admissions criteria limit access to underrepresented groups but fail to predict doctoral completion"

We provide statistical measures and additional analyses showing that our original analyses were sound. We use a generalized linear mixed model to account for program-to-program differences with program as a random effect without stratifying with tier and found the GRE-P (Graduate Record Examination physics test) effect is not different from our previous findings, thereby alleviating concern of co

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Soft and ion-conducting hydrogel artificial tongue for astringency perception

Artificial tongues have been receiving increasing attention for the perception of five basic tastes. However, it is still challenging to fully mimic human tongue–like performance for tastes such as astringency. Mimicking the mechanism of astringency perception on the human tongue, we use a saliva-like chemiresistive ionic hydrogel anchored to a flexible substrate as a soft artificial tongue. When

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Discovery of (meth)acrylate polymers that resist colonization by fungi associated with pathogenesis and biodeterioration

Fungi have major, negative socioeconomic impacts, but control with bioactive agents is increasingly restricted, while resistance is growing. Here, we describe an alternative fungal control strategy via materials operating passively (i.e., no killing effect). We screened hundreds of (meth)acrylate polymers in high throughput, identifying several that reduce attachment of the human pathogen Candida

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O-coordinated W-Mo dual-atom catalyst for pH-universal electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Single-atom catalysts (SACs) maximize the utility efficiency of metal atoms and offer great potential for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Bimetal atom catalysts are an appealing strategy in virtue of the synergistic interaction of neighboring metal atoms, which can further improve the intrinsic HER activity beyond SACs. However, the rational design of these systems remains conceptually challen

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Water- and acid-stable self-passivated dihafnium sulfide electride and its persistent electrocatalytic reaction

Electrides have emerged as promising materials with exotic properties, such as extraordinary electron-donating ability. However, the inevitable instability of electrides, which is caused by inherent excess electrons, has hampered their widespread applications. We report that a self-passivated dihafnium sulfide electride ([Hf 2 S] 2+ •2e – ) by double amorphous layers exhibits a strong oxidation r

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Vascular disrupting agent induced aggregation of gold nanoparticles for photothermally enhanced tumor vascular disruption

Although vascular disrupting agents (VDAs) have been extensively implemented in current clinical tumor therapy, the notable adverse events caused by long-term dosing severely limit the therapeutic efficacy. To improve this therapy, we report a strategy for VDA-induced aggregation of gold nanoparticles to further destroy tumor vascular by photothermal effect. This strategy could effectively disrup

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Researchers: Rubber Bullets Often Cause Death, Permanent Injuries

The justification for equipping police with rubber bullets is often that they're "non-lethal." But rubber bullets are extremely dangerous, Inverse reports , and a growing mountain of evidence clearly demonstrates that the plastic-coated ammunition can permanently maim and kill people just like any other bullet. A massive review study published in the journal BMJ Open in 2017 analyzed 1,984 rubber

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Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries

Scientists begin to reveal what it is about fragmented nightly sleep that leads to the fatty arterial plaque buildup that can result in fatal heart disease.

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Volcanic glass spray shows promise in controlling mosquitoes

An indoor residual spray made by combining a type of volcanic glass with water showed effective control of mosquitoes that carry malaria, according to a new study. The findings could be useful in reducing disease-carrying mosquito populations – and the risk of malaria – in Africa.

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Measuring Atlantic bluefin tuna with a drone

Researchers have used an unmanned aerial system (or drone) to gather data on schooling juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine. This pilot study tested whether a drone could keep up with the tuna while also taking photographs that captured physical details of this fast-moving fish.

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Something in the water: Pollutant may be more hazardous than previously thought

Perchlorate, a chemical compound used in rocket fuels and other materials, may be a more hazardous pollutant than previously thought, says a new study.

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How psychedelic drug psilocybin works on brain

To see how psychedelics impact the claustrum, a mysterious region of the brain believed to control the ego, researchers compared the brain scans of people after they took psilocybin with their scans after taking a placebo.

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Diet, gut microbes affect cancer treatment outcomes

What we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy – and likely many other medical treatments – because of ripple effects that begin in our gut, new research suggests.

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New smart fabrics from bioactive inks monitor body and environment by changing color

Researchers developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the environment by changing color. Multiple inks can be screen printed onto clothes or even face masks at high resolution, providing a detailed map of human response or exposure.

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Experts: Protests Unlikely to Cause Huge Wave of COVID Cases

Thousands of protests have taken to the streets, largely in the United States but also across the world , to protest police brutality and systemic racism in law enforcement. While many protesters have adhered to social distancing measures and the majority are wearing masks, health officials have raised concerns about whether the demonstrations could trigger a second wave of coronavirus cases, esp

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New report examines challenges and implications of false-negative COVID-19 tests

In a new Dartmouth-led paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers discuss challenges and implications related to false-negative diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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A newly discovered disease may lead to better treatment of cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most frequent severe inherited disorder worldwide. Researchers have now discovered a novel disease that might lead to a better understanding of cystic fibrosis and new treatment options in the future. The results have been published in the scientific journal "Journal of Medical Genetics".

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UK drive-in events help fill cultural void

Outdoor entertainment offers social distancing as well as a lifeline to industry

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Covid-19 news: Estimated coronavirus infections have fallen in England

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

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Researchers help bring biofriendly materials to drug design for neuro disorders

The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders, according to a paper published in the journal Processes as part its special issue on protein biosynthesis and drug design and delivery.

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American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast

Researchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades.

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American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast

Researchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades.

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New technique for engineering living materials and patterns

A new method for engineering living materials called 'MeniFluidics', made by researchers at the University of Warwick could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to research cellular interactions.A bacterial biofilm patterned using MeniFluidics.

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As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Fear Returning

Employees who decline to work amid the pandemic could lose both their paychecks and their unemployment benefits.

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Hopes brighten for European recovery

Investors cheered by beefed-up ECB action and optimism over rebound in Germany

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New technique for engineering living materials and patterns

A new method for engineering living materials called 'MeniFluidics', made by researchers at the University of Warwick could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to research cellular interactions.A bacterial biofilm patterned using MeniFluidics.

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New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibiotic

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and University of Utrecht have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin — a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs. Research published in Nature Communications provides fundamental new insights into how teixobactins kill bacteria, including the discovery of a new killing mechanism

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UTEP researchers help bring biofriendly materials to drug design for neuro disorders

The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders, according to a paper published in the journal Processes as part its special issue on protein biosynthesis and drug design and delivery.

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Acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease in severe COVID-19

Many COVID-19 patients experience hematuria, proteinuria and elevated serum creatinine concentration early in the course of the disease. Furthermore, acute kidney injury is a relevant clinical complication in patients with Covid-19 and is associated with a poor prognosis. An autopsy study from Hamburg shows that the novel coronavirus also affects the kidneys. Renal parameters may have prognostic r

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Exercise levels can help doctors predict risk of heart disease and death among elderly

Clinicians can use this information to improve care with early interventions.

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Atherosclerosis screening plus physical activity assessment give doctors a more accurate picture of mortality risk

'On a scale of 1 – 10, how much do you exercise (0-none, 10-always).' Adding this simple question when assessing elderly patients undergoing coronary artery calcium (CAC) scans can help clinicians better understand and treat patients, report scientists in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes, published by Elsevier.

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Ét år efter klimavalget: Sådan er det gået med Socialdemokraternes grønne valgløfter

Socialdemokraterne lovede flere elbiler, mere urørt skov, en klimalov og meget mere. Se, hvad de har nået og ikke nået.

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Grønne studenter er ikke særligt imponerede over regeringen: 'De har spildt et helt år'

Hør de skuffede og de tilfredses vurderinger af regerings grønne indsats indtil videre.

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Air conditioner bumps the electric bill by 42%, increasing the risk of energy poverty

A new study by Ca' Foscari and CMCC combines OECD and NASA datasets for 8 countriesto show that the share of households' spending dedicated to cooling is greater to what estimated in previous studies

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