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UK scientists seek mutant Covid samples from Danish mink farms
Tests will investigate whether virus evades antibodies from recovered patients and those in vaccine trials Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists in the UK are working to secure samples of a mutant form of coronavirus that arose in Danish mink farms and spread into humans, prompting ministers to ban non-UK citizens arriving from Denmark. Danish health authorities
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Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern
Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.
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Earthquake Rattles Parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0, was also felt in the Long Island Sound, the United States Geological Survey said.
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Tories warn Boris Johnson of bigger revolt if there's a third lockdown
No 10 will lose support of the party and the country if restrictions are extended, say senior MPs Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Senior Tory MPs have warned Boris Johnson that there would be mass revolts in the party and the country against any attempt to extend the national lockdown beyond 2 December as anger grows in Conservative ranks over government handling of
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How to Tell the Story of a Cult
N ot 20 minutes into The Vow , HBO's enthralling-then-ultimately-gasbaggy docuseries, things started to feel concerningly familiar to me. Sarah Edmondson—an engaging Canadian actor with big valedictorian energy who had joined the Albany-based organization NXIVM (pronounced nex -ee-um)—was describing how she was first drawn into a group that she would later expose as a sex cult . Edmondson's caree
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There Could Be 300 Million (or More) Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy
The first planets discovered outside our solar system were strange, unfamiliar worlds. These were giants like Jupiter, hotter than Venus, tearing around their suns inside the orbit of Mercury. Astronomers have since discovered planets where 10,000 mile-per-hour winds whip up metallic storm clouds that rain molten iron. The diversity of extremes is captivating, and also somewhat beside the point.
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Tiny robots based on parasites invented to relieve pain
A research team from John Hopkins University designs microdevices that can deliver medicine. The tiny robots are based on parasite hookworms. The machines can latch on to the intestines and gradually release pain-relieving drugs. Researchers created tiny devices that can deliver drugs to the body by attaching themselves to a person's intestines. The research team was led by engineering professor
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The Genome of Your Pet Fish Is Extremely Weird
Unlike most domestic animals, the goldfish is purely decorative.
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In Case You Missed It
Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Calling: Marfa
For E. There was the day: the forsythia at your fence a conflagration of yellow, the sun, a more obvious conflagration of yellow, and spring just finding us, there in the full bore of the day, the flowers, the sun, my belly full, and you, dear friend, temperate as the breeze. I want to call you, to sound the distance like my grandfather, who, as a child, stood on his front porch, hollered through
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Is it ever good to be spiteful?
Would you harm yourself just to get at someone else? Spite is in us all, but there are unexpected benefits to it On a memorable episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm , the curmudgeonly protagonist Larry David is angered by the lukewarm lattes at his local café so he opens a "spite" café. It is an identical coffee shop and right next door, but everything is cheaper. He runs it at a personal financial lo
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Ny metode: Svineblod kan omdannes til bæredygtigt proteinpulver
PLUS. Selvom proteinet fra svineblod er både bæredygtigt og næringsrigt, er det svært at få afsat på det danske marked. Derfor peger forskerne bag pulveret på Kina som oplagt eksportmarked.
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Who is AbNorMal?
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I'm replicating an experiment in Cognitive Science from the 1970s. Try it yourself!
Hi everyone, I'm trying to replicate the results from an experiment in Cognitive Science (with a small change). It was performed in the 1970s by A. Tversky and D. Kahneman. The experiment is straightforward: you have 10 seconds to provide a rough estimate of a product of eight numbers. Here's the experiment . And the original paper if you're interested. Please read the instructions. It's very com
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advice for high school students
so i recently found out about cogsci, and i'm in love with the topic; i've always love learning abt the way we think and i was looking for the science but i wasn't sure what it's called until recently. i'm a jr in high school and i have my mind set on majoring in cogsci, does anyone have any advice (like things i should learn abt the field while younger, things that could help me when applying, e
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How to Use Apple, Google, and Microsoft's Parental Controls
Each of the big three offers a wealth of options to limit screen time, find lost devices, and more.
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Funds cut cash holdings to pre-pandemic levels
Liquidity decline raises questions over how prepared funds are to cope with fresh market turbulence
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How to Teach American History in a Divided Country
Editor's Note: In 1988, a teacher most commonly had 15 years of experience. In recent years, that number is closer to just three years leading a classroom. The "On Teaching" series focuses on the wisdom of veteran teachers. For the past 26 years, Chuck Yarborough, the U.S. and African American history teacher at the Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science in Columbus, has been surveying his
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Joe Biden Won't Fix America's Relationships
Adam Maida hope . That is, at least, the dominant feeling in many global capitals as they adjust to the reality that Joe Biden will soon be president of the United States and, more to the point, that Donald Trump will not be: At least for now, NATO is safe; the transatlantic alliance is safe; global free trade is safe—the world as we knew it is safe. The grown-ups are moving back in. Life can be
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Introvert eller ekstrovert? Du er formentlig hverken det ene eller andet
De to begreber bliver forsimplet i medierne.
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An Explanation for Some Covid-19 Deaths May Not Be Holding Up
Recent studies have created doubts about an agent in cytokine storms, and suggest that treatments for it may not help.
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SpaceX can soon offer Starlink's satellite internet to Canadians
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Welcome to Orwellian Future
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Imagining A World With Unlimited Clean Energy — RethinkX Report
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AI Shows Potential to Gauge Voter Sentiment, Outperforming Traditional Polls
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Optical matter machine steps up a gear – Physics World
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Moon patrols could be a future reality for Space Force
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How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories
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Humanity's Largest Art Project
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Memo for President Biden: Five steps to getting more from science
Nature, Published online: 08 November 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03148-w Going back to normal is not enough. A revamp is required.
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What to Expect Next From Donald Trump
Presidents who leave office in the modern era recede from public life, often happily so. They write memoirs, plan their library, and pick up new hobbies . As a courtesy, they give the sitting president space to govern without catapulting themselves into the national conversation. Donald Trump will be different: He isn't going anywhere. Even after his defeat, the soon-to-be-former president, who f
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The Crisis of American Democracy Is Not Over
T he 2020 campaign was long and brutal, unfolding before a backdrop of death and economic decline. When all the votes are counted, a challenger will have unseated an incumbent president for only the 10th time in American history. Donald Trump's presidency is over. Blinded by their contempt for Hillary Clinton, much of the 2016 electorate failed to see the danger Trump posed to popular sovereignty
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Dansk forskning foran spring i regnekraft
PLUS. Deltagelse i konsortiet bag en af otte supercomputere, der er på vej i Europa, giver adgang til beregninger på højt prioriterede områder.
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UK's coronavirus vaccine taskforce chief faces questions over biotech fund
Report claims Kate Bingham's venture capital firm has invested in companies developing Covid-19 antibody cocktails Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The head of the government's vaccine taskforce faces fresh questions after it emerged she hailed the launch of a biotechnology investment fund in her capacity as managing director of a venture capital firm despite having "
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Veterinary workers cull 17 million Danish mink to halt new Covid
The animals were carrying a new strain of the virus, possibly vaccine-resistant, and infected several hundred people Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Veterinary workers have begun the gruesome business of gassing and then burning 17 million mink in Danish farms in a bid to halt further spread of a Covid-19 mutation from the animals to humans. The decision to cull the
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How will we know when England can come out of lockdown?
Experts warn ensuring people isolate properly if they test positive is crucial to preventing spread of Covid in time for festivities Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The next couple of weeks will be crucial in determining what kind of Christmas we have this year: a lonely, joyless affair in front of our TVs or, at best, a modest celebration, sharing the odd Christmas
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Storm Eta death tolls rise in Mexico, Honduras
Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday.
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Covid set to cause 400,000 surge in TB deaths as medics diverted
Millions of missed diagnoses will add to global pandemic toll, warns WHO study Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists have warned that several hundred thousand extra deaths from tuberculosis are likely to occur this year as a result of Covid-19's effect on global health services. In many countries – including South Africa, India and Indonesia – doctors and health
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Boris Johnson can't tame the crackpot rebels because he's one of them | Nick Cohen
If the prime minister were not in his job, he would be railing against the 'repressive' regime Anyone who understands extremism knows populist movements spread like a virus. You stop them early or not at all. Yet at every stage of the growth of the backlash against public health, the bad faith of our compromised prime minister has prevented effective treatment. To stick with the medical analogy, t
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D.I.Y Roller Coaster Activity
Build supports and track from newspaper and then put them together in your own combinations.
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Pandemic Advice From Athletes
Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.
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Två graders uppvärmning kan dubbla utsläppen av koldioxid
Två graders uppvärmning kan släppa ut ytterligare 230 miljarder ton koldioxid från marken, visar en ny studie. Det är lika mycket koldioxid som vi redan tillfört atmosfären sedan industrialiseringens början.
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"Nya moln ska sänka jordens temperatur"
Forskare letar efter nya sätt att bromsa den globala uppvärmningen. Moln som reflekterar mer solljus är ett omdiskuterat sätt som undersöks.
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A leader's fight to save lives — and her fundraising
Facing a £160m income drop during 2020, Cancer Research UK's Michelle Mitchell made tough choices
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Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year
Thanksgiving is even more of a logistical puzzle this year, and some people are solving it differently.
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Enjoy the Holidays Alone
Single people make up one third of all American households and finding ways to celebrate this Thanksgiving means taking action ahead of time.
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Students Return For the Holidays
Plan out the trip home and set ground rules for safe socializing. And remember that they've had a tough year, too, so give them the space to talk about it.
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Shopping For Health Insurance
If you're shopping for health insurance this fall for coverage starting Jan. 1, start early and set aside a full day to learn about your options.
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Why Biden Won
Updated at 11:07 a.m. ET on November 8, 2020. WILMINGTON, Del.—For half a century, across three presidential runs he made and three more he thought about making, Joe Biden had never won a single primary delegate before his South Carolina romp in February catapulted him to the Democratic nomination. But his strategy never changed. Biden won the White House the same way he won his first race, for N
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Climate change: A tale of frequent fliers and weird electricity
Tackling climate change will need action right across society and the economy – with a host of new incentives.
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A 'Green Prescription' May Make Nature a Chore Instead of a Joy
Being told to go outside reduces nature's boost to mental health.
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3 quakes shake Alaska's largest city, but no damage reports
Three earthquakes early Saturday morning shook Alaska's largest city, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
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Climate Activists Cheer Biden Win
President-elect Joe Biden vows to take a very different approach to climate than President Trump did over the last four years. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Marine Johnny Stanz's Incredible Story Serving in Afghanistan | Gold Rush
Stream Full Episodes of Gold Rush: https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoldRush/ https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Discovery We're on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/GoldRushTV/ https://www.instagram.com/Disco
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Photos: Celebrations in City Streets After Biden Win
After months of difficult campaigning, and days of waiting for the election results to be counted, Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. People in cities across the U.S. hit the streets to celebrate, honking horns, hugging, and gathering in squares. Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET with eight additional photos.
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Biden plans to name Covid task force on Monday
President-elect hopes to start tackling pandemic before entering office as cases surge
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Author Correction: Social attraction in Drosophila is regulated by the mushroom body and serotonergic system
Nature Communications, Published online: 06 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19719-4
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Author Correction: Structure of the yeast Swi/Snf complex in a nucleosome free state
Nature Communications, Published online: 06 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19707-8
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Author Correction: Persistent and reversible solid iodine electrodeposition in nanoporous carbons
Nature Communications, Published online: 06 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19720-x
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Publisher Correction: Regulation of cellular sterol homeostasis by the oxygen responsive noncoding RNA lincNORS
Nature Communications, Published online: 06 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19708-7
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Publisher Correction: TGF-β signaling in Th17 cells promotes IL-22 production and colitis-associated colon cancer
Nature Communications, Published online: 06 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19685-x
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The Atlantic Daily: Biden Won
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 . BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS The election of Joe Biden marks the end of one process and the start of another. For four years, President Donald Trump aggravated the nation's fissures for political gain.
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Could a Covid vaccine bring back normality?
With test and trace a shambles, many are pinning their hopes on a jab. But experts warn more measures will be needed to vanquish the coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage England is back in lockdown. It happened not a moment too soon. As of 2 November almost three-quarters of a million new cases have been officially counted since 21 September, when the governme
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Aspirin to be tested in UK as potential coronavirus treatment
Recovery trial researchers look at whether drug can reduce risk of dangerous blood clots Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Thousands of coronavirus patients in Britain will be given aspirin as part of a trial to determine whether the painkiller can reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. The cheap and widely available drug has been added to a list of potential treatm
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Scientists relieved as Joe Biden wins tight US presidential election
Nature, Published online: 07 November 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03158-8 The new president has the opportunity to reverse four years of anti-science policies — but he has a hard road ahead as he inherits a nation divided.
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Black Holes Are Finally Trending
A Nobel Prize is just the latest proof that a concept rejected by Einstein in 1939 has become one of the hottest topics in physics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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An Open Letter to Joe Biden
You must rebuild public trust in the scientific impartiality of the EPA, the DOE and other agencies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Broke the Internet. Can Joe Biden Fix It?
From privacy to big tech monopolies, here's an early look at what might actually happen in tech policy under a divided government.
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Trump Is the Loser
Donald Trump leaves the White House briefing room on November 5. (Carlos Barria / The Atlantic) "We're going to win so much that you're going to be sick and tired," Donald Trump promised in 2016. Over the next four years, the American people did get sick (nearly 10 million of them so far from COVID-19), and they did get tired, and in the end they decided they'd had enough. In doing so, they expos
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She Did It
When I interviewed Vice President–elect Kamala Harris last year at the Essence Festival, she had plenty of wisdom to share about the challenges a Black woman faces when pursuing national office. "Some might think that breaking barriers means you start off on one side of the barrier," said Harris, who was running for president at the time, "and then you just turn up on the other side of the barrie
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America Won
A s president, Donald Trump has caused needless suffering on a staggering scale and subjected the country's democratic institutions to their most serious test in more than a century. They survived that test. Joe Biden has narrowly defeated Trump, putting an end to the nightmare of the past four years. A competent and humane administration is now preparing to enter the White House. Although the na
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Winning Was the Easy Part
When President-elect Joe Biden last served in Washington, he lived on the campus of the United States Naval Observatory. Each time his motorcade exited its gates and veered onto Massachusetts Avenue, it passed the Master Clock, a digital timepiece perched in front of the compound's driveway that synchronizes every other government clock. Through the car window, Biden would stare, transfixed: "Red
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Joe Biden Won—and Not Because of Voter Fraud
Donald Trump has not yet conceded the presidential race, and may not any time soon. But there's no evidence whatsoever of a "stolen" election.
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Page-Turning Science Books for December: Medieval Science, Neanderthals, and a Handbook for Humankind
Are you looking for a smart read as you cozy up for the winter months? Check out these editor's picks.
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When the MAGA Bubble Burst
Updated on November 7, 2020 at 11:55 a.m. ET I n the 1956 book When Prophecy Fails , three social psychologists studied a small religious sect in Chicago called "the seekers," who believed that the world would soon be destroyed by a flood, and that a flying saucer was coming to save them. The seekers were deeply invested in the prophecy's fulfillment—many had quit jobs and left spouses to prepare
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 7)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: 'Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything' Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review " i 'I do believe deep learning is going to be able to do everything, but I do think there's going to have to be quite a few conceptual breakthroughs. …Particularly breakthroughs to do with how you get big vectors of neural activity to implement things like reaso
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Did the Great Wall of China Actually Keep Invaders Out?
The wall spans thousands of miles, a formidable barrier to enemy troops. But it wasn't always as effective as its builders may have wished.
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Baby dinosaurs were 'little adults'
Paleontologists have described for the first time an almost complete skeleton of a juvenile Plateosaurus and discovered that it looked very similar to its parents even at a young age. That could have important implications for how the young animals lived and moved around. The young Plateosaurus, nicknamed 'Fabian', was discovered in 2015 at the Frick fossil site in Switzerland.
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……The one and only trait if you wanna be creative
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So guys, I want to make a YT video for my science series about pedophilia but I'm scared of the hate I might get.
I want to reduce the stigma of it as a disorder (as not all sex offenders have the disorder and vice versa), but also don't want to demean the traumatic impact abuse has. If I talk about the diagnosis issues, treatment and research into the disorder, do you think it would be ok? submitted by /u/ava_flava123 [link] [comments]
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Which disciplines are respected within this field regarding subconscious re-programming, re-wiring, "reality-changing" like, et cetera?
I'm just a reader, but as times goes I feel more interested on this kind of disciplines. Some of them are even yoga/meditation-based, others have been developed by myself based on a very vulgar knowledge I've got about the human mind. I've seen that, in cases, the human mind has effects on the somatic realm. But I would like if the cogsci has already reached to that. Some disciplines have worked
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Which Cognitive Functions Lack Models?
Hi all, I was curious (and kinda in need for a research) that which [partly] known cognitive functions does not have any computational models yet, or the existing models are weak or lack some parts. As I would love if anyone can answer directly, I'm also open if you can introduce papers, surveys, similar discussions or people on this area. Thank you 🙂 submitted by /u/UntakenCtenophore [link] [co
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Weekend reads: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to Scholarly Research Integrity;' amulet-COVID-19 paper retracted; bad science on voter fraud
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Nanoscience researcher loses four papers for image manipulation, forged authors … Continue reading
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Är covid-19 en luftburen smitta?
Forskare är oense om huruvida coronaviruset är luftburet. Ny forskning visar att infektionsrisken är väldigt låg när man kommer i kontakt med små droppar som hänger sig kvar i luften. Andra menar att det behövs mer social distansering.
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1943: Moderne vippekraner vinder indpas i danske havne
Overalt i havnene går man over til stykgodskraner med vippeudligger, som kan dække et langt større område end kraner med fast udligger, når de laster og losser skibe.
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Update iOS Right Now to Fix Some Bad Security Bugs
Plus: Ransomware hits Capcom, the US seizes Iranian domains, and more of the week's top security news.
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Early Maps of Geologic Strata, an Oliver Sacks Documentary and a New Science Podcast
Recommendations from the editors of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Disturbing images reveal bacteria flying out of toilet when flushing
Slow-motion images show thousands of small droplets and aerosol particles flying up from a toilet during flushing. The bacteria in these particles can contain coronavirus and other illnesses. Closing the lid while flushing can prevent the germs from hitting your body or face. You should put the toilet lid down when you flush, proves a graphic new study. Images show just how much contamination can
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Boganmeldelse: Videnskab for børn
Ny bogserie om danske videnskabsfolk lægger ud med fortællinger om Inge Lehmann og Niels Bohr.
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Yes, You Should Be Using Apple Pay or Google Pay
Hear us out: Paying with a smartphone is actually more secure and more efficient than using a credit card.
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A Plan to Save Appalachia's Wild Ginseng
American ginseng is imperiled by overharvesting. Locals are racing to preserve the plant—and its economic potential, through "forest farming."
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The Most Important Divide in American Politics Isn't Race
T wo themes seem to define the 2020 election results we've seen so far—and also build on a decade or more of political developments: the depolarization of race and the polarization of place. Democrats have historically won about 90 percent of the Black vote and more than 65 percent of the Latino vote. But initial returns suggest that Joe Biden might have lost ground with nonwhite voters. The most
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13 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear
Take your mind off cable news and plunk down with a new, discounted gaming mouse or tablet.
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The Best Shoes I've Ever Worn Are Hardly Shoes at All
Xero's Z-Trail sandals are the shoes I've been seeking—literally—for my entire life.
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The U.S. Left the Paris Climate Agreement. Others Are Pressing Ahead.
The American exit officially took effect Wednesday. If Joseph R. Biden Jr. wins the election and rejoins the pact, the United States will have a lot of catching up to do.
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NAWA Technologies' Game-Changing Ultra-Fast Carbon Battery
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Gadget That Translates Animal Language
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