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Rishi Sunak set for July stimulus package to stave off recession
UK chancellor focused on training and infrastructure, plus help for technology companies
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SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station
SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company.
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Moscow bemused at US space 'hysteria' as Musk taunts Russia
Moscow space officials on Sunday said they were puzzled by "hysteria" around the successful SpaceX flight as Elon Musk taunted Russia and US President Donald Trump vowed to beat it to Mars.
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'Shielding' people voice fears over lockdown easing in England
Many opt for caution amid concerns restrictions are being loosened too quickly Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage For the last 10 weeks, Graham Bell has been sleeping in a hotel near the Devon hospital where he works as an intensive care nurse, away from his wife and toddler triplets. His wife, Hannah Gallagher-Bell, another nurse, is shielding because of diabetes and o
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SpaceX delivers Nasa astronauts to space station
Elon Musk's company opens up era of commercial activity in orbit
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Missouri: Images of the Show Me State
Another nickname for Missouri is "Mother of the West," the historic starting point for westward expansion along the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and other routes. More than half of the state's 6.1 million residents now live in its two biggest metropolitan areas around Kansas City and St. Louis. Below are a few glimpses of the landscape of Missouri and some of the wildlife and people calling
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Nasa SpaceX launch: What is the Crew Dragon?
A guide to SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle, which carried astronauts to the space station.
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America Used to Have Leaders
Editor's Note: On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. That night, as explosive protests broke out across the country, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate at the time, gave the following speech in Indianapolis. Much has changed in America since 1968, yet Kennedy's words offer a stark lesson in contrasting leadership styles in 2020. They also remind us
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EU budget chief seeks backing for business levy to fund recovery
Tax proposals include single market 'access fee' that would affect 70,000 companies
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Covid-19 tests exceed 200,000 a day target, government claims
Testing capacity hit 205,634 on Saturday but full figures for tests carried out not released Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government claims to have exceeded its goal of a daily Covid-19 test capacity of 200,000 by the end of May. Boris Johnson set a target 200,000 tests a day earlier this month , but aides later said this referred to operational capacity rathe
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Ny styrelse i Vetenskap och Folkbildning
För första gången så hölls föreningens årsmöte helt online, den 30 maj. Redan kvällen innan värmde många upp tekniken genom ett testmöte, av vår kassör Staffan Lückander lite vanvördigt dubbat "FSAF" eller Få Skiten Att Funka. Och det gjorde den också riktigt bra, hjälpt av att några mindre förtydliganden till instruktionerna skickades ut inför det […] The post appeared first on Vetenskap och Fo
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SpaceX Dragon crew capsule docks at International Space Station
A milestone for two Nasa astronauts in historic mission First such rendezvous by US spacecraft since 2011 A mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida , and with a short break for a burst of Black Sabbath in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in another milestone moment for their historic mission. Related: Trump
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Social Distancing at the Zoo
The public can't visit for now. But staff still have to care for, and interact with, the animals without infecting them with the coronavirus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Is Afraid
P residents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what's transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence. When Marine One deposited Trump on the South Lawn last night after his day trip to Florida, the president walked toward the entrance of the Wh
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America's Worst Year
The most traumatic year in modern American history was 1968. But what is now the second-most traumatic year, 2020, still has seven months to run. The comparison provides little comfort, and several reasons for concern. How could any year be worse than the current one, in which more Americans are out of work than in the Great Depression, and more people are needlessly dying than in several of Amer
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Social Distancing at the Zoo
The public can't visit for now. But staff still have to care for, and interact with, the animals without infecting them with the coronavirus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Historic Docking, 250 Miles Above Earth
The spacecraft handled just like it did in the simulators back on Earth. The astronauts carefully toggled the controls and signaled the thrusters to gently nudge the capsule around. Outside, fuel escaped in plumes, glittering brightly against the matte black of space before vanishing. But minutes before the astronauts approached the International Space Station, the commander let go. The SpaceX ca
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The Pastors Already Planning to Rebel Against Future Shutdowns
A merica's churches are slowly , bumpily reopening. Today is Pentecost, when Jesus's apostles are said to have received the Holy Spirit, marking the founding of the Church. Congregations' approaches to easing restrictions have varied widely according to geography and temperament. In some states, churches have been allowed to open for several weeks; in harder-hit places, many clergy members are st
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Microsoft Just Built a World-Class Supercomputer Exclusively for OpenAI
Last year, Microsoft announced a billion-dollar investment in OpenAI, an organization whose mission is to create artificial general intelligence and make it safe for humanity. No Terminator-like dystopias here. No deranged machines making humans into paperclips. Just computers with general intelligence helping us solve our biggest problems. A year on, we have the first results of that partnership
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Polaroid photos still work on old-school chemicals and engineering
tk (Jonathon Kambouris/) In the 1970s, Polaroid made instant photography irresistibly simple: Press one button to capture and print a cherished memory (or questionable decision). To this day, the Polaroid Originals company relies on the same dual-layer film, chemicals, and clever engineering as those early cameras did to develop each square. This is how shots come about—no shaking necessary. Pres
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With The International Space Station
The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center. (Image credit: NASA / NASA TV)
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Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon Dock With the ISS
SpaceX's Crew Dragon just autonomously docked with the International Space Station, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board, at 10:16 a.m. EDT. It's a historic moment: the first time in the history of spaceflight that astronauts have made it to orbit — nevermind a space station — inside a commercial vehicle. "Dragon arriving," said NASA commander Chris Cassidy, who's part of the
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Se videoen: Rumfartøj med to astronauter koblet sammen med rumstation
19 timer efter opsendelsen er rumkapsel nået frem til Den Internationale Rumstation (ISS).
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'Don't Ever Tell Law Enforcement to Shoot to Kill Your Own People'
As outrage in response to police killings grows across the country, President Donald Trump has suggested that active-duty military forces are "ready, willing and able" to deploy to Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz activated the state's National Guard to enforce curfews and quell what he called the "wanton destruction" by the protesters. At least 25 cities across 16 states have imposed curfews as wide
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How Do You Kneel on a Neck for Nine Minutes?
The most unsettling reporting I have done on the subject of human necks was in March 2014 in the Central African Republic. I was interviewing a militiaman who said he had killed Muslims, and offered to demonstrate. He then took out a blade and posed with his friend, placing the cutting edge against the man's throat. What gave me the creeps was not the knife hand but the other one. His fingers pul
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Should We Purposely Infect Healthy Volunteers With Covid-19?
Such studies could speed up the development of a vaccine—but would mean deliberately giving people a disease that could kill them.
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The Women of Ukraine's Railroads Keep the Trains Running
The under-sung heroes of the country's rail system keep vigilant watch from colorful mini-castles.
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Sooner or later we all face death. Will a sense of meaning help us?
'Despite all our medical advances,' my friend Jason used to quip, 'the mortality rate has remained constant – one per person.' Jason and I studied medicine together back in the 1980s. Along with everyone else in our course, we spent six long years memorising everything that could go wrong with the human body. We diligently worked our way through a textbook called Pathologic Basis of Disease that
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Stare at this blue dot long enough, and it'll disappear
Can you make the blue center disappear? (Shutterstock/) 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. Tie your shoes a little too snug in the morning, and, by lunchtime, that uncomfortable feeling will be nearly gone. Sensations—smells, sights, feelings—that stay stagnant f
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The New Relationships That Fizzled Out in Quarantine
When stay-at-home measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 went into effect earlier this spring, something weird happened to our sense of geography. For many people who were confined to their homes, physical location suddenly flattened into a binary of "here" and "not here." Any person who didn't live in your home was essentially accessible only via phone or videochat, whether 5,000 miles
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How to Add a Weighted Vest to Your Workouts at Home
Why the weighted exercise vest is the best piece of home workout gear you're not using.
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A Taylor Swift, 'Killing Eve' Mystery Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, social media did some sleuthing to figure out who recorded a haunting cover of the singer's "Look What You Made Me Do" for the BBC America show.
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Variation on the Word Sleep
Margaret Atwood is best known as the author of The Handmaid's Tale , a dystopian vision of patriarchal control that established her as a complicated literary prophet in the #MeToo era. But her writing over the past six decades has been prolific and her subject matter wide-ranging, unbounded by the genre or the political conversation that have come to define her public image. Though Atwood has not
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Tillid gør Danmark til en stærk robotnation
PLUS. Samspillet mellem virksomheder, forskere, faglige netværk og politikere er afgørende for den danske robotindustri, men integratorerne spiller en større rolle end hidtil antaget, mener forfatterne bag ny bog.
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SpaceX successfully launches manned rocket into orbit – video
A rocket ship named Dragon breathed new fire into the US's human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated mission. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon crew capsule from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station was the first time since 2011 that humans had blasted off into orbit from US soil. It also heralded a new di
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Crew Dragon er docket til ISS
Opdateret: Kl. 16.16 dansk tid dockede Crew Dragon til rumstationen. Ca. 18.45 bliver lugen ind til kollegerne åbnet.
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Government defends decision to ease English lockdown restrictions
But foreign secretary says the country is at 'sensitive moment'
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Grief, lockdown and coronavirus: a looming mental health crisis
The pandemic has upended traditional rituals around death and forced mourning to take place under isolation
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Overlevelse hos patienter med lungekræft er ekstraordinær god efter fem år
Data efter fem års opfølgning viser, at overlevelsen fortsætter med at være bemærkelsesværdig høj hos patienter med særlig undertype af lungekræft, der har fået alectinib som førstelinjebehandling.
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Ingen fordel ved at fjerne primær tumor ved metastaserende brystkræft
Patienter, der har haft spredning fra deres primære tumor i brystet, får ingen fordel ud af at få fjernet denne tumor kirurgisk, viser ny forskning fra ASCO.
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Behandling med fire lægemidler forlænger overlevelsen hos patienter med lungekræft
Forskere er i et klinisk fase 3-studie gået all-in og har behandlet patienter med ikke-småcellet lungekræft med en kombination af to immunterapier og to kemoterapier. Resultatet viser en gevinst på fem mdr. mere at leve i. Dansk forsker minder om afvejningen af bivirkninger mod overlevelse.
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T-celler genkender flere neoantigener hos patienter med gavn af PD-L1-blokkere
Dansk studie viser, at jo bedre T-celler kan genkende neoantigener hos en patient med urotelcancer, jo større gavn har patienten af behandlingen. Ph.d-studerende Jeppe Sejerø Holm præsenterer studiet på ASCO.
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Integreret behandling forbedrer livskvalitet for ældre kræftpatienter
Ældre kræftpatienter, der var sat til at modtage kræftbehandling, oplevede signifikante forbedringer i deres livskvalitet, efter omfattende geriatrisk behandling blev inkluderet i deres kræftbehandling, viser ny forskning.
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Covid-19 Is History's Biggest Translation Challenge
Services like Google Translate support only 100 languages, give or take. What about the thousands of other languages—spoken by people just as vulnerable to this crisis?
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How to Take Your Work Offline in Case of an Emergency
Internet outages, blackouts, and other accidents can make working from home more complicated. Here's how to protect yourself.
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Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac
Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route.
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At an HIV Clinic in Queens, N.Y., a Sense of Home Hangs in the Balance
Health care workers at the city hospital hit hardest by the pandemic go beyond their job description in tending to a vulnerable population — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Norma McCorvey Believed Matters
Last weekend, FX premiered AKA Jane Roe , a documentary on Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade . Backers of the film touted its most explosive revelation—that McCorvey, Jane Roe herself, had converted to the anti-abortion cause only because she was getting paid. This news made waves, and the attention it received has raised, in turn, a bigger question: Why does it matter at all what she
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For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'
Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by US company SpaceX.
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Covid-19 expert Karl Friston: 'Germany may have more immunological "dark matter"'
The neuroscientist who advises Independent Sage on Covid-19 discusses the predictive power of his mathematical modelling and the risk of a second wave Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Neuroscientist Karl Friston , of University College London, builds mathematical models of human brain function. Lately, he's been applying his modelling to Covid-19, and using what he le
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USA: Droner leverer medicin til ældre under corona
Ældre amerikanske borgere i The Villages i Florida kan nu få leveret medicin med en ny dronetjeneste, så de undgår at besøge apoteket.
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Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'
The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus.
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Average Workers Can't Bear Any More Risk
As economies reopen across the United States, tens of millions of Americans who can't work remotely have become armchair actuaries, forced to figure out for themselves just how risky clocking in to their jobs might be. Of course, for many, the calculation is largely hypothetical. In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that declared virus-plagued meatpacking plants "essential i
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SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station
Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory.
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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts blast off to the International Space Station
Two astronauts launched into orbit for historic mission to the International Space Station.
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3 mind-blowing space facts with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk about one of our favorite subjects: space. In the three-chaptered video, Tyson speaks about the search for alien life inside and outside of the Goldilocks Zone, why the term "dark matter" should really be called "dark gravity," and how the rotation of the Earth may have been the deciding factor in a football game. These fascinating space facts,
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Flying people to the Space Station is SpaceX's biggest deal yet
It ought also to end NASA's old way of commissioning hardware
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African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees
There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the continent Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Police across swathes of Africa have failed to find more than a fraction of hundreds of people who have escaped from often unsanitary and uncomfortable Covid-19 quarantine centres in recent weeks. There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa,
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Kvanteforskere studerer snedig sammenkobling af superledning og ferromagnetisme
SDU-forsker finder langtrækkende magnetoeelektroniske excitationer i diamant doteret med bor. På KU studerer forskere lignende fænomener i andre materialer.
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Will the ECB expand its bond-buying programme?
Market Questions is the FT's guide to the week ahead
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When there's an app that can save lives, there will be no need to download it out of a sense of duty
The NHS test and trace app fails on several counts; no wonder ministers are resorting to peer pressure to encourage uptake Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The NHS Covid-19 alert app will be available nationwide in June. It's voluntary, so those of us with smartphones must decide: should we download the app? The health secretary, Matt Hancock, thinks we should, claimi
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When Police View Citizens as Enemies
This is what escalation looks like. "The situation on the ground in Minneapolis & St. Paul has shifted & the response tonight will be different as a result," the Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted as businesses boarded up their windows and the Saturday sun sank low over the Twin Cities. The National Guard and law-enforcement presence would "triple in size," the state agency warned, "to
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Hver tredje europæiske kvinde har neandertal-gen: Kan gøre det lettere at få børn
Ny forskning peger mod en bedre behandling mod uønskede aborter.
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The Observer view on the premature relaxation of the lockdown
Boris Johnson's lack of transparency suggests he is more concerned with a political crisis than a health one Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Throughout this pandemic, Boris Johnson has claimed to have been " following the science ". By parroting this epistemological nonsense, ministers are encouraging us to believe that they are only doing what the scientists tell th
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WHO hoppas på vaccin före årsskiftet
Jakten på ett vaccin mot covid-19 går rekordsnabbt. Tio olika varianter har redan börjat testas på människor. På Världshälsoorganisationen planerar man nu för att ett vaccin kan vara klart innan årsskiftet. – Vi hoppas att det ska kunna gå, men utmaningarna är många säger Ann Lindstrand, vaccinansvarig på WHO.
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SpaceX Docking at the Space Station: Latest Updates
Nineteen hours after launching, two NASA astronauts will arrive at the International Space Station.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Parallel Plagues Ravage the U.S.
Cities across the U.S. smoldered after a chaotic night of protests over police violence. President Trump postponed the G7 summit after Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said she would not attend in person.
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At an HIV Clinic in Queens, N.Y., a Sense of Home Hangs in the Balance
Health care workers at the city hospital hit hardest by the pandemic go beyond their job description in tending to a vulnerable population — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Hopes for His Own Booster Shot From SpaceX Rocket Launch
The president, beleaguered by a pandemic, economic troubles and racial unrest, viewed the liftoff as a welcome moment of triumph that he celebrated with a campaign rally-style speech.
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Crab blood to remain big pharma's standard as industry group rejects substitute
Animal rights groups have been pushing a synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood in drug safety testing Horseshoe crabs' icy-blue blood will remain the drug industry's standard for safety tests after a powerful US group ditched a plan to give equal status to a synthetic substitute pushed by Swiss biotech Lonza and animal welfare groups. The crabs' copper-rich blood clots in the presence of
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Heightened interaction between neolithic migrants and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe
This study reports new genome-wide data for 101 prehistoric individuals from 12 archaeological sites in today's France and Germany, dating from 7000-3000 BCE, and documents levels of admixture between expanding early Neolithic farmers and local hunter-gatherers seen nowhere else in Europe.
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How bacteria purge toxic metals
Researchers combined genetic engineering, single-molecule tracking and protein quantitation to get a closer look at this mechanism and understand how it functions. The knowledge could lead to the development of more effective antibacterial treatments.
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Two bacteria allow spittlebugs to thrive on low-nutrient meals
A new study examines the symbiotic relationship between two types of bacteria and spittlebugs that helps the insect live on very low-nutrient food.
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Benefits of social networks to disaster response questioned
Faced with a common peril, people delay making decisions that might save lives, fail to alert each other to danger and spread misinformation. Those may sound like behaviors associated with the current pandemic, but they actually surfaced in experiments on how social networks function in emergencies.
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i get psyched for psychology
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Kim Jong Un demands money from North Korea's elite
Pyongyang issues rare bond as coronavirus and sanctions batter economy
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Coronavirus live news: Global cases pass 6 million as Brazil sees record one-day increase
Brazil cases near 500,000; Pope asks world leaders to provide Covid relief; lockdown eased for clinically vulnerable in UK. Follow the latest updates Pope Francis calls on world leaders to provide coronavirus relief Global cases pass 6 million Brazil sees record one-day increase in cases Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientists Coronavirus latest: at a glance 2.19am BST Be
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Climate change: How a green new deal really could go global
Chief Environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt considers the prospects for a big economic makeover.
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Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago
The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership. (Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)
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The problem with "just asking questions"
Asking questions is generally a good thing. Indeed, questions are the very foundation of science. People become scientists because they are curious and like to ask questions, and science itself is simply a systematic method for asking and answering questions. … Continue reading →
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From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state
SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours. Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings , looks at SpaceX's journey from
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Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19
Scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study outlines a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics.
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Chemists identify toxic chemicals in fracking wastewater
Scientists have created a new method that simultaneously identified 201 chemical compounds in fracking wastewater, called produced water.
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COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death
Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community.
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How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell
How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution. The scientists report that two proteases — enzymes that break down proteins — located on the surface of host cells and responsible for processing viral entry could be inhibited.
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NASA astronauts launch from America in historic test flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon
For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.
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NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts into new era of private spaceflight
On 30 May, SpaceX and NASA pulled off a historic launch – the first private spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit, and the first crewed launch from US soil in 9 years
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NASA, SpaceX Make History With Crew Dragon Manned Launch
SpaceX has officially made history with the first successful launch of humans into orbit by a private company. The Crew Dragon capsule, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, safely reached orbit 12 minutes into the launch and is now on its way to the International Space Station. It was the first crewed launch from American soil in almost nine years following the retirement o
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Regioner har forskellig holdning til brug af røntgen og lavdosis-CT
Sundhedsstyrelsen vil have mere forskning i effekt af lavdosis-CT til diagnostik af lungekræft, fremgår det af møde om billeddiagnostisk udredning ved mistanke om lungekræft.
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SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight
The trip to the space station was the first from American soil since 2011 when the space shuttles were retired.
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SpaceX becomes first private company to launch humans into orbit
Two astronauts begin historic space flight in Crew Dragon capsule
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New sunspots potentially herald increased solar activity
On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields — sported the biggest solar flare since October 2017. Although the sunspots are not yet visible (they will soon rotate into view over the left limb of the Sun), NASA spacecraft spotted the flares high above them.
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Dragon-riding astronauts join exclusive inner circle at NASA
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken join NASA's exclusive inner circle by catching a ride on a SpaceX rocket and capsule.
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SpaceX-raketten Falcon 9 sendt afsted fra Kennedy Space Center
Det er den første bemandede rumrejse fra amerikansk jord i ni år.
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They Did It! SpaceX And NASA Have Made History With First Crewed Launch
"And so rises a new era of US space travel."
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NASA astronauts just flew SpaceX's Crew Dragon into orbit for the first time
This post has been updated. What happened: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Crew Dragon was launched at 3:22 p.m. US Eastern Time from Kennedy Space Center. The Falcon 9 successfully deployed the vehicle into orbit before returning back to Earth and landing on SpaceX's Atlantic Ocean drone ship. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are aboard Crew Dragon and will rendezvous with the ISS a
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The U.S. Return to Flight: Perspective from NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott
The pilot of the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery previews what the Crew Dragon launch means for the future of space exploration.
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Flying people to the Space Station will be SpaceX's biggest deal yet
It ought also to end NASA's old way of commissioning hardware
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SpaceX Pulled It Off
For nearly a decade, if Americans wanted to leave the planet, they had to do so from a launchpad in Kazakhstan. Now they need only go as far as Florida. Two astronauts launched into space this afternoon, departing from the sandy shores of Cape Canaveral, from the same launchpad where the space shuttles and Apollo missions once took off. The astronauts work for NASA, but for the first time in spac
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SpaceX Makes History: Launches NASA Astronauts Into Orbit
A global pandemic couldn't stop them . Storm clouds and downpours may have delayed their first shot at making history, but the second time was the charm. "I'm breathing a sigh of relief, but I will also tell you: I'm not gonna celebrate until Bob and Doug are home safely," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said. The launch means that SpaceX has ushered in a new era in space travel, by becoming t
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SpaceX Launched Two Astronauts—Changing Spaceflight Forever
The test mission will clear the way for regular crewed launches from the United States for the first time in nearly a decade.
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'Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts (Update)
A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Breaking: SpaceX Launches Astronauts From American Soil
3… 2… 1… Update: Nine minutes after launch, the Crew Dragon module successfully reached orbit. Here's our story on that milestone . SpaceX just became the first for-profit company to launch human astronauts — who are now en route to the International Space Station. "We'll talk to you from orbit," said NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, minutes before liftoff. At 3:22 pm, NASA astronauts Hurley and Bob B
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SpaceX begins final countdown for Saturday launch
SpaceX began fueling its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday as it prepared to send two veteran NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a historic first crewed mission by a commercial company.
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Partisan Differences over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats—while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Partisan Differences over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats—while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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SpaceX successfully launches Nasa astronauts into orbit
Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in Florida First attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-off A rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America's human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading…
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Characterizing materials that might eventually help store energy
In order to identify materials that can improve storage technologies for fuel cells and batteries, you need to be able to visualize the actual three-dimensional structure of a particular material up close and in context. Researchers have now done just that, developing new techniques for characterizing complex materials.
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Key player in hepatitis A virus infection
Researchers designed experiments using gene-editing tools to discover how molecules called gangliosides serve as de facto gatekeepers to allow the virus entry into liver cells and trigger disease.
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The fight goes on: Clinical trial shows promising new treatment for rare blood cancer
Although lymphoma is one of the most common types of blood cancer, it has a rare subtype for which no effective treatment regimens are known. For the first time, researchers have conducted clinical trials for a new treatment protocol and report it to be quite promising.
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Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research.
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Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power — a field of study known as power electronics — in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.
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Integrating satellite and socioeconomic data to improve climate change policy
Bangladesh is on track to lose all of its forestland in the next 35-40 years, leading to a rise in CO2 emissions and subsequent climate change, researchers said. However, that is just one of the significant land-use changes that the country is experiencing. A new study uses satellite and census data to quantify and unravel how physical and economic factors drive land-use changes. Understanding thi
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'Single pixel' vision in fish helps scientists understand how humans can spot tiny details
Recently discovered 'single-pixel vision' in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot tiny details in their environment — like stars in the sky.
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Study charts developmental map of inner ear sound sensor in mice
A team of researchers has generated a developmental map of a key sound-sensing structure in the mouse inner ear. Scientists analyzed data from 30,000 cells from mouse cochlea, the snail-shaped structure of the inner ear. The results provide insights into the genetic programs that drive the formation of cells important for detecting sounds and the underlying causes for some forms of inner ear heari
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Changes in cropping methods, climate decoy pintail ducks into an ecological trap
After a severe drought gripped the Prairie Pothole Region of the U.S. and Canada in the 1980s, populations of almost all dabbling duck species that breed there have recovered. But not northern pintails. Now, a new study suggests why — they have been caught in an ecological trap.
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Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world's first cities
Scientists analyzed DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia dated 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The study reveals how a high level of human movement in West Asia during the Neolithic to late Bronze Age not only led to the spread of ideas and material culture but to a more genetically connected society well before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought.
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LIVE-TV SpaceX og Nasa forsøger igen historisk raketopsendelse
Forleden blev den første opsendelse af astronauter på amerikansk jord siden 2011 udskudt på grund af dårligt vejr.
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Första privat bemannade amerikanska rymfärden har lyft från Florida
Den första privat bemannade amerikanska rymdfärden har nu startat sin väg mot den internationella rymdstationen ISS. Falcon-raket från företaget Space X skulle lyfta redan i onsdags men då satte ett åskåväder stopp för färden.
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England's deputy medical chief urges public to play by the rules
Van Tam warns lockdown easing will only work if government advice is followed to the letter
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Did Freud 'Borrow' His Ideas on Sexuality?
Freud's ideas were not the unprecedented breakthrough he claimed.
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How 'Cognitive' Tech Can Prevent a Food Crisis
The pandemic is threatening the food supply chain, but automation can fill crucial gaps — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The eyes have it: communication and face masks
As more of us wear face masks and rely on eye contact, how will it change the way we relate to each other A conversation with a girlfriend when I was in Italy a few weeks ago got me thinking about the latest new norm of the post-coronavirus society: enhanced eye contact. She had told me how, standing in the endless queue for the supermarket, wearing her mask, she had caught the eye of a handsome
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Listen: Is America Going to Make It?
If you watch the news, the country seems deeply divided about the coronavirus. But polls have shown an uncommon unity among Americans. On this episode of the podcast Social Distance , the staff writer James Fallows joins to share some historical perspective and answer the question he's found himself grappling with across his decades-long career: Is America going to make it? Listen to the episode
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How 'Cognitive' Tech Can Prevent a Food Crisis
The pandemic is threatening the food supply chain, but automation can fill crucial gaps — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can This Cheap, DIY Air Pollution Sensor Help the World Get Clean Air?
Columbian citizen scientists built dirt-cheap air quality monitors and deployed them across their city, forcing the government to confront its pollution. Now they're teaching others to build them, too.
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Rutland osprey project grows online audience in lockdown
The Rutland Osprey Project has seen a higher level of engagement with its work following lockdown.
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Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.
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Watch the World's Largest Electric Plane Take to the Skies
Clear Skies The world's largest all-electric plane passed a short test flight with flying colors last week. The plane, a Cessna Grand Caravan 208, was retrofitted with an electric motor and flew for a half hour after its first-ever takeoff, Tech Xplore reports . While there's a long way to go before the aviation industry stops depending on fossil fuels, the test is an important first step toward
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An Urgent Time for a Year Off Campus
American higher education has coped with major international emergencies before. During World War II, students left in droves to enlist—and then returned, after the war, eager to resume their formal schooling. (In 1947, nearly half of all admitted college students were veterans.) The United States is now suffering through another crisis of enormous magnitude. Congress has already passed $2 trilli
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Do Runners Need to Wear Masks?
Some people have taken to yelling (online and off) at people exercising without masks. But does it really matter?
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Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
As studies confirm many infected people show no symptoms, contact tracing and face masks assume even greater importance Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage When Noopur Raje's husband fell critically ill with Covid-19 in mid-March, she did not suspect that she too was infected with the virus. Raje, an oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, had been caring
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SpaceX Launch: Highlights From NASA Astronauts' Trip to Orbit
Look back at the day when a NASA crew headed to the space station from the United States for the first time since the space shuttles were retired in 2011.
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Crew Dragon godt på vej mod ISS
Opdateret: SpaceX måtte udskyde første bemandede test af Crew Dragon-kapslen fra onsdag til lørdag aften på grund af dårligt vejr. Følg med her, hvor kapslen netop har forladt Jorden.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 30)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OpenAI Debuts Gigantic GPT-3 Language Model With 175 Billion Parameters Khari Johnson | VentureBeat "A team of more than 30 OpenAI researchers have released a paper about GPT-3, a language model capable of achieving state-of-the-art results on a set of benchmark and unique natural language processing tasks that range from language translation to generating news articles to
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Turns Out 4 'Blank' Dead Sea Scrolls Actually Have Text
A new analysis revealed what scientists believe is a passage from the book of Ezekiel.
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Space Photos of the Week: An Eternal Voyage of Discovery
As we sunset this weekly series, we take a farewell tour of the outer planets—and pay tribute to one of the most famous last looks at Earth.
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Scientists: Magnetic Fields May Have Crushed Our Entire Galaxy
Cosmic Crusher In the earliest days of the universe, when the Milky Way galaxy was a cosmic baby, powerful magnetic fields may have seriously stunted its growth. At least, that's according to new simulations out of the University of Cambridge that suggest our galaxy would be significantly larger today, had it not been for the unfathomably powerful, primordial magnetic fields that helped shape the
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Daily briefing: Black holes lead to the discovery of a link between entropy and energy
Nature, Published online: 29 May 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01630-z An electrifying discovery about black holes, serology surveys from hard-hit cities show we are nowhere near herd immunity to the coronavirus, and how precious ultramarine paint ultimately dulls the colours of Renaissance art.
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Fixing your computer is easier if you know which numbers to look at
Your laptop might look super cool and shiny, but it might only take a video editing program to make it run like your grandpa's old truck. (Daniel Korpai / Unsplash/) We usually demand a lot from our computers and expect them to handle everything we throw at them, so it's frustrating when things start to get slow. Everyone knows loud noises and excessive heat are bad signs, but sometimes identifyi
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Why You Should Consider Becoming a Data Analyst this Year—And How to Start
Humanity has been using visuals to understand data for centuries, from 17th-century maps to the invention of the pie chart in the early 1800s. Charles Minard's map of Napoleon's Russian campaign in 1812 depicts the size of Napoleon's army, the path of its retreat from Moscow, and ties that information to temperature and time scales for a more intricate understanding of the event. Even in 1812, da
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Pearl Jam – Indifference [HD]
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"Define: Outlier."
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Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots | Guardian
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Electric trucks are the 'inevitable future,' fleets say
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Solar 'growing rapidly' in US cities
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World's Largest All-Electric Airplane Flies for Historic 30 Minutes
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Sublake Settlements for Mars
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How to Prepare for a World of Deepfakes
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Antarctic ice sheets capable of much faster melting than we thought
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Researcher: The fate of Greenland's ice sheet lies in human hands
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OpenAI debuts gigantic GPT-3 language model with 175 billion parameters
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It's predicted that 800 million jobs will be lost worldwide to automation my question is this
What will that look like for the usa? With so much unemployment? Do you think we will see a UBI ? Or something else? Or currency disappearing? This topic really interests me because it seems no one really has a plan for it yet even tho it's going to happen..and it'll get even worse as A.I gets better submitted by /u/DARKSOULS103 [link] [comments]
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A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build It
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