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Extremely hard and tough high entropy nitride ceramics
Scientific Reports, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76945-y
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Yi Liu answers questions about 15 years of research on covalent organic frameworks
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19301-y Dr. Yi Liu is the facility director at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Trained as a supramolecular chemist and after a postdoctoral stay and working on click chemistry in Sharpless's group he started his independent research career working on organic electronics, porous material
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Donglin Jiang answers questions about 15 years of research on covalent organic frameworks
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19302-x Prof. Donglin Jiang is a full professor at the National University of Singapore and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of 2D polymers and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). With a background in chemistry and studies on dendrimers for ten years, the beauty of dendrimers inspired him to consider the poss
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Xiaodong Zou answers questions about 15 years of research on covalent organic frameworks
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19300-z Professor Xiaodong Zou is a full professor and chair of Inorganic and Structural Chemistry and deputy head of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University. After completing her PhD in structural chemistry and electron crystallography, she started at the beginning of her ind
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Using alt text to make science Twitter more accessible for people with visual impairments
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19640-w Scientists increasingly post images and photos on social media to share their research activities. However, posting images and photos could potentially exclude people with visual impairments. Here, we outline actions that should be taken to foster accessibility and inclusion in posting scientific images on s
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Natalia Shustova answers questions about 15 years of research on covalent organic frameworks
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19299-3 Prof. Natalia Shustova is the Peter and Bonnie McCausland Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina. After receiving her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Moscow State University and a second Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Colorado State University, she became interested in porous fra
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Turning genes into medicines—what have we learned from gene therapy drug development in the past decade?
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19507-0 Gene and cell therapy products approved over the past decade in Europe and North America have provided new therapeutic options for single gene disorders and for hematologic malignancies. Lessons learned, and limitations identified, are reviewed.
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Time reversed optical waves by arbitrary vector spatiotemporal field generation
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19601-3 Truly arbitrary spatiotemporal wavefront shaping has many potential applications in optics. Here the authors develop a system capable of arbitrary waveshaping to the extent of full time reversal of spatiotemporal optical beams.
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The once and future gene therapy
Nature Communications, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19505-2 Gene therapy is at an inflection point. Recent successes in genetic medicine have paved the path for a broader second wave of therapies and laid the foundation for next-generation technologies. This comment summarizes recent advances and expectations for the near future.
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50.000 ton atomaffald fra nordtyske værker kan ende klos op ad den danske grænse
PLUS. Borgmester i Aabenraa Kommune appellerer til det gode naboskab i kampen om, hvem der skal deponere affaldet.
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Is your company innovating? A Whole Foods case study.
Individuals like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are often idolized as masters of ideas, but according to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, it usually takes many people iterating and taking chances for a company to be truly innovative. Using Whole Foods as a case study, Mackey shares a story of how a bar experiment at one of his California markets evolved into a successful feature and spread to other locatio
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Genetic variability of memory performance is explained by differences in the brain's thalamus
Nature, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03195-3 An innovative approach has been used to link genetics to behaviour in mice. The analysis reveals that the gene Gpr12 underpins the role of the brain's thalamus region in maintaining short-term memory.
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Lærere har kunnet snage i Lakserytterens karakterer: 'Det er da for dumt'
Efter flere år med sikkerhedshuller overvejer Danske Gymnasier nu at opsige aftale med Lectio.
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Läkemedel mot reumatism kan minska dödlighet vid svår covid
Läkemedlet baricitinib, som idag används mot ledgångsreumatism, kan blockera det nya coronaviruset från att komma in i cellerna och minska dödligheten hos patienter med måttlig till svår covid-19. Det visar forskning av ett internationellt team koordinerat av forskare vid Karolinska Institutet. – Vi är glada att kunna rapportera en minskning i dödlighet på 71 procent för gruppen som fick bariciti
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All kraft på att bekämpa barncancer
Utanför de olika intagningsrummen på barnonkologen avdelning 64, hänger inplastade namnskyltar med regnbågar, enhörningar och traktorer som de unga patienterna själva har gjort. Hit kommer varje år runt 60 nyinsjuknade barn i cancer från södra Sverige, som behöver utredas eller behandlas. Av dem överlever 85 procent.
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'They pinged me': Boris Johnson told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace – video
The UK prime minister has posted a video on Twitter saying he is self-isolating for 10 days after being contacted by NHS test and trace to say he has been in contact with an MP who tested positive for coronavirus. Boris Johnson said he was 'feeling as fit as a butcher's dog' but for the time being would be conducting meetings via Zoom. Boris Johnson 'bursting with antibodies' after being forced t
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Category 4 Hurricane Iota closes in on storm-battered Central America
Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened into a "dangerous" Category Four as it headed towards Central America on Monday, the US National Hurricane Center warned, two weeks after powerful storm Eta devastated much of the region and left more than 200 people dead or missing.
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Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students
Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master's degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds.
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'There is no money left': southern Italy's poor pummelled by Covid
Pandemic's economic impact is 'a catastrophe' for people already in precarious situation
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It's not just the vaccine. There are many causes for hope in the fight against Covid | Devi Sridhar
Scientists now have better tests and treatments, and are forging a clear pathway out of this global ordeal On 5 January 2020, the World Health Organization sent a memo to governments across the world reporting a small cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China. For many countries, the warning was like looking through a fog. Each month, the WHO picks up on average 3000 potential disease signa
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Pharmacy dropboxes can help improve proper drug disposal, study finds
Proper disposal of leftover medications can prevent overdoses and protect waterways from becoming polluted by pharmaceuticals. Drug take-back boxes are a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted medications, but a new Portland State University study shows awareness of these dropboxes as well as knowledge about risks of improper disposal remain low.
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Former piece of Pacific Ocean floor imaged deep beneath China
In a study that gives new meaning to the term "rock bottom," seismic researchers have discovered the underside of a rocky slab of Earth's surface layer, or lithosphere, that has been pulled more than 400 miles beneath northeastern China by the process of tectonic subduction.
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Frozen meat vs. COVID-19 misinformation: The strange case of Steak-umm
Of all the strange things that have happened during the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of a frozen meat company as a source of critical thinking and skepticism regarding COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation is one of the strangest. How did Steak-umm become a champion of critical thinking about the pandemic? The post first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
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Covid: Boris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 event
PM says he is in good health and has no coronavirus symptoms ahead of crucial week Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A string of Conservative MPs are self-isolating following a meeting inside Downing Street that has forced Boris Johnson to spend a potentially crucial political week holed up inside No 10. The prime minister, who was seriously ill with coronavirus in Apr
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SpaceX launches four astronauts to ISS
Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring.
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How to quickly write and submit manuscripts to SCI-indexed Journals
"For TCM : Chairman Xi :: Lysenkoism : Stalin, and no Chinese academics are losing their positions because they pretended to vindicate the curative claims of TCM. Thus pratersein, genistein, didymin, helenalin, Tormentic acid and of course Trolline."
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Can you solve it? The srcmalbed nmebur plzuze
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The rise of citizen science: can the public help solve our biggest problems?
In Darwin's era, people commonly participated in botany and archaelogy. Now a raft of new projects aim to harness their curiosity again It is hard not to feel a thrill of excitement when you land on the Galaxy Zoo homepage and read the words "Few have witnessed what you're about to see" looming out of a star-strewn black background. The anticipation is justified when, in five quick clicks, you're
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Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics
Research based on playing time data showed gamers reported greater wellbeing Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with actual gameplay data for the first time. The study, which focused on players of Nintendo's springtime craze Animal Crossing , as wel
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Gluten
Celiaki är ett protein som finns i spannmål i varierande koncentrationer – speciellt i vete, havre, råg och korn (men inte ris). Vissa personer kan utveckla celiaki, vilket innebär […] The post Gluten appeared first on Vetenskap och Folkbildning .
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SpaceX sends four astronauts on their way to the ISS – video
SpaceX launched four astronauts on their way to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first fully fledged taxi flight for Nasa by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from the Kennedy Space Center with three American and one Japanese astronauts – the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. Continue reading…
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NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station
An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Pharmacy dropboxes can help improve proper drug disposal, PSU study finds
Drug take-back boxes are a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted medications, but a new Portland State University study shows awareness of these dropboxes as well as knowledge about risks of improper disposal remain low.
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Former piece of Pacific Ocean floor imaged deep beneath China
In a study that gives new meaning to the term "rock bottom," seismic researchers have discovered the underside of a rocky slab of Earth's lithosphere that has been pulled more than 400 miles beneath northeastern China by the process of tectonic subduction.
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New method brings physics to deep learning to better simulate turbulence
Deep learning, also called machine learning, reproduces data to model problem scenarios and offer solutions. However, some problems in physics are unknown or cannot be represented in detail mathematically on a computer. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a new method that brings physics into the machine learning process to make better predictions. The researchers
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'The global built environment sector must think in new, radical ways, and act quickly'
The construction sector, the real estate industry and city planners must give high priority to the same goal – to drastically reduce their climate impacts. Powerful, combined efforts are absolutely crucial for the potential to achieve the UN's sustainability goals. And what's more – everything has to happen very quickly. These are the cornerstones to the roadmap presented at the Beyond 2020 World
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Antibiotic exposure in children under age 2 associated with chronic conditions
Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers. While previous studies have looked at the association of antibiotics with single diseases, this is the first to look at the associat
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Study finds antibiotics before age 2 associated with childhood health issues
In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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New ALS guideline establishes national standard for managing neurodegenerative disease
The first Canadian guideline for the care and management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — Lou Gehrig's disease — recommends a patient-focused approach, with attention to holistic and emotional aspects of well-being. The guideline, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191721, is intended for ALS clinicians, allie
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Suffering in silence: two-thirds of older adults say they won't treat their depression
A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health Monitor, shows that nearly two-thirds (61%) of Americans age 65 or older who have concerns about having depression will not seek treatment. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 (33%) seniors who are concerned they might be suffering from depression believe they can "snap out" of it on their own.
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Why Obama Fears for Our Democracy
Barack Obama was describing to me the manner in which the Mongol emperor and war-crimes innovator Genghis Khan would besiege a town. "They gave you two choices," he said. "'If you open the gates, we'll just kill you quickly and take your women and enslave your children, but we won't slaughter them. But if you hold out, then we'll slowly boil you in oil and peel off your skin.'" This was not meant
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Further reading
Fiscal cliffication; e-sports; art fairs; and much more.
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Hotlines mellem praksis og hospitaler forbedrer patientbehandlingen i Region Syddanmark
Sygehus Lillebælt har det seneste års tid haft et initiativ, hvor praktiserende læger har en hotline til specialisterne på sygehuset. Både de praktiserende læger, special­lægerne og regionsrådsformanden roser initiativet.
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Nye retningslinjer peger på behov for national handlingsplan på osteoporoseområdet
Der ser heldigvis ud til at være enighed om det væsentligste i forhold til den vigtige opdatering af retningslinjer på osteoporoseområdet til praktiserende læger. Retningslinjerne er samtidig en brik i et større puslespil, som politikerne skal lægge færdigt.
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Japanese Monster Wolf Robot Aims to Scare Bears
After bears kept venturing into the city in search of food, officials installed mechanical wolves with bared teeth, glowing red eyes and a fearsome screech to keep the animals away.
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Fire ud af fem regioner registrerer stigning i læk af persondata
Regionerne har de sidste to år registreret et stigende antal brud på persondatasikkerheden. Men det betyder bare, at de bliver bedre til at finde brud, mener flere af regioners it-ledere.
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Frustrerede universiteter advarer: Finansieringen vakler under dansk supercomputer-strategi
PLUS. Behovet for øget regnekraft stiger massivt på de danske universiteter. Men ministeriet tøver med at garantere den aftalte finansiering, lyder kritikken fra universiteterne.
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SpaceX's 'Resilience' Lifts 4 Astronauts Into NASA's New Era of Spaceflight
The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.
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SpaceX Nasa launch: astronauts head to International Space Station onboard Dragon capsule
Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Japan's Soichi Noguchi successfully lifted off for the 27-hour flight on Sunday SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on the first full-fledged taxi flight for Nasa by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with three Americans and one Japanese onboard, the
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Success! SpaceX Just Launched 4 Astronauts Into Orbit in Historic NASA Mission
A new era in space flight has begun.
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Hampshire doctor claims Mars ownership using lasers
Phil Davies leads a global campaign to claim ownership of the planet by improving its atmosphere.
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'New Era' Begins with Crewed Launch of SpaceX and NASA Crew-1 Mission
NASA and SpaceX's Crew-1 mission successfully launched to the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying four astronauts on the first "operational mission" using a Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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Liftoff! SpaceX Launches NASA Astronauts Aboard Dragon Spacecraft
Crew-1 At 7:27 pm on Sunday, SpaceX launched a crew of four aboard a Crew Dragon module, carried into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket. The vehicle, laden with three NASA astronauts as well as a colleague from the Japanese space agency, is now en route to the International Space Station as part of the Crew-1 mission. "Not even gravity contains humanity as we explore for all," said Mission Control as th
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Liftoff! Astronauts Head To Space Station On SpaceX Rocket
Four astronauts are flying to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule. The mission is the first of what NASA hopes are many. (Image credit: John Raoux/AP)
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The four astronauts are minutes from launching to orbit.
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When is the launch and how can I watch it?
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Covid: 6,000 UK volunteers to be injected with vaccine in phase 3 trial
Third vaccine to undergo large-scale clinical testing in Britain has been modelled on Ebola jab Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Six thousand British volunteers are to be injected with an experimental Covid vaccine modelled on an Ebola jab. It is the third Covid vaccine to enter large-scale clinical trials in the UK. Pursuing multiple candidates is essential to guaran
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J&J to launch UK trial of its Covid-19 vaccine
Jab is third experimental inoculation to enter late-stage trials in country
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Two UK coronavirus testing megalabs planned for 2021
Facilities with capacity to process 600,000 diagnostic checks a day set for Midlands and Scotland
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Japan looks to avert Covid-19 lockdowns and keep economy open
Doctor leading response warns against high-risk situations such as drinking parties
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Nasa SpaceX launch live news: four crew lift off onboard Dragon capsule
Astronauts travelling to the International Space Station in Elon Musk's SpaceX 'Dragon' capsule. Follow live coverage and updates 12.52am GMT Space wellies! I like their space wellies. https://t.co/KZg9Q4Bmc1 12.50am GMT Hacia las estrellas! Hacia las estrellas! (To the stars!) #LaunchAmerica https://t.co/n8YMJoTt7e Continue reading…
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Coronavirus live news: US confirms 1m cases in a week; Boris Johnson self-isolating
UK PM has no symptoms but has been confirmed as contact of positive case; Global cases rise by 4m in one week and deaths by nearly 60,000 Boris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MP Covid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviser Covid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 1.00am GMT Germany has warned its anti-coronavirus measu
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Starwatch: look out for the Leonid meteor shower this week
Shooting stars will be flying in all directions from a point near the head of Leo the lion This week Earth ploughs through the debris stream that has been left in space from the tail of comet Tempel-Tuttle , and that means meteors. The Leonid meteor shower is so-called because all of the shooting stars associated with it appear to originate from a point just below the head of Leo, the lion. The m
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Biden COVID Adviser Says Restrictions Should Be More Of A 'Dial,' Less Of A 'Switch'
Dr. Vivek Murthy, co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisory board, says past lockdowns functioned like a "blunt axe" that led to spotty compliance and "little public health gain." (Image credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
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Highlights From SpaceX's Crew Dragon Astronaut Launch for NASA
Sunday's mission is carrying a crew of four to the International Space Station in a capsule built by the private rocket company.
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Nobel-winning UN agency warns of 'famines of biblical proportions'
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I hope the real-estate industry advances into the utility+aesthetic field
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Facebook is now using AI to sort content for quicker moderation
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AI Augmented Reality Effect for the Sky
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Quebec to ban sale of new gas-powered vehicles as of 2035
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This Robot Barista Is Part Of A Pandemic-Induced Entrepreneurial Boom
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Could weeds be the future of food? This urban forager thinks so
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China Has Caught Up To U.S. In AI, Says AI Expert Kai-Fu Lee
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Victor Glover to Be First Black Astronaut on I.S.S. for Extended Stay
NASA, which has worked to spotlight the "hidden figures" in its history, but has so far sent only 14 Black Americans to space.
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SpaceX Nasa launch: astronaut crew prepare for space station mission
Watch live stream as chance of good weather in Florida rated at just 50-50 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he 'most likely' has Covid-19 SpaceX was aiming for a Sunday night launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, although the prospects of good weather were just 50-50 and the company's leader, Elon Musk, was sidelined by Covid-19. If it goes ahead, the launch will be Nasa's first
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'Nocebo effect' cause of most statin side-effects, study suggests
Negative expectations may play part, with adverse effects reported when taking placebo Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the " nocebo effect ", which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms – even if the drug is a placebo – a study suggests. Statins are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the UK, taken by nearly eight million people to redu
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Mangold-wurzels and their German roots
Vaccine for shielders | Mangold-wurzels | Geordies | Children in Need | Country diary Why have those advised to shield from Covid-19 been forgotten when it comes to the priority list for vaccination ( How will a coronavirus vaccine be rolled out to the UK population? , 11 November)? The list is mainly based on age, not vulnerability. My healthy wife, aged 65, will have higher priority than me, ag
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The Guardian view on scientific progress: stifled by the profit motive | Editorial
The technology behind the promising Covid-19 vaccine was not of serious interest to big pharma until huge sums could be made from it. That is not a way to advance science In his 2008 book Scientific Freedom, the scientist and author Donald Braben claimed, somewhat controversially, that the 20th century had been transformed because scientists were free to explore the boundaries of their respective
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Egypt's Siwa fortress renovation boosts hopes for ecotourism
Tucked away in Egypt's Western Desert, the Shali fortress once protected inhabitants against the incursions of wandering tribes, but now there are hopes its renovation will attract ecotourists.
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SpaceX aims for night crew launch, Musk sidelined by virus
SpaceX aimed for a Sunday night launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, although the prospects of good weather were just 50-50 and its leader was sidelined by COVID-19.
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Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope
The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse.
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Montana: Images of the Treasure State
Montana is the fourth-largest state in the nation, yet it is home to just over 1 million residents. Big Sky Country has about 30 million acres of public lands—roughly one-third of the state. From the mountains, along the rivers, to the vast plains, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Montana, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collec
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Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Coronavirus
Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.
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Cysteine synthesis was a key step in the origin of life
All proteins are built from the same 20 amino acids. One of these, cysteine, was assumed not to have been present at the origin of life. In a new study, scientists have recreated how cysteine was formed at the origins of life. Additionally, they have observed how, once formed, cysteine catalyses the fusion of peptides in water – a fundamental step in the path towards protein enzymes.
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Cysteine synthesis was a key step in the origin of life
All proteins are built from the same 20 amino acids. One of these, cysteine, was assumed not to have been present at the origin of life. In a new study, scientists have recreated how cysteine was formed at the origins of life. Additionally, they have observed how, once formed, cysteine catalyses the fusion of peptides in water – a fundamental step in the path towards protein enzymes.
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Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes
Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.
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Virtual Reality and the COVID Mental Health Crisis
Depression and anxiety have risen amid the pandemic; immersive therapeutics can help — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fighter aircraft will soon get AI pilots
But they will be wingmen, not squadron leaders
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Tinnitus
In Jersey's Pine Barrens crickets rub their saw-toothed wings and I'm a child. A city child now a city man with woods between my ears behind my eyes. Swarms, throngs, populist masses, agglomerationists, millionings. Louisiana katydids of a wet summer night beep inside my brains. Live theater. Intermissions. Who programmed that siren test pattern? You cicadas and your washboard jingle bells and wh
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Here's How to Watch NASA's Historic SpaceX Launch Today
Ready for Liftoff SpaceX is set to make history this evening with its Crew-1 launch. If successful, it could mark the first time an operational crew of astronauts has launched to the International Space Station from American soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. Liftoff is slated for 7:49 pm Eastern time from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As a
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A novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in a high-risk patient population,
The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol–the so-called "bad" cholesterol–by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found.
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Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills
People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study.
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Omega-3 fatty acids vs corn oil, major adverse cardiovascular events in patients at high risk
This randomized trial examines the effects on cardiovascular outcomes of a carboxylic acid formulation of EPA and DHA (omega-3 CA) with documented favorable effects on lipid and inflammatory markers in patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia and high cardiovascular risk.
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Will the Coronavirus Evolve to Be Less Deadly?
No lethal pandemic lasts forever. The 1918 flu, for example, crisscrossed the globe and claimed tens of millions of lives, yet by 1920, the virus that caused it had become significantly less deadly, causing only ordinary seasonal flu. Some pandemics have lasted longer, like the Black Death, which swept out of Central Asia in 1346, spread across Europe, and ultimately may have killed as many as a
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In the Shadows of Perfectionism: Impostor Syndrome
Deep down, many perfectionists feel like phonies. Their lofty, self-imposed standards also isolates them from others. A recovering perfectionist shares how they became free.
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SpaceX's Riskiest Business
SpaceX's first attempt to fly astronauts to space and back was, from start to finish, a success. The launch into orbit— seamless . The spacecraft's arrival at the International Space Station— smoothly done . On return, the capsule, buffeted by billowy parachutes, coasted through the sky, toward the waters off the coast of Florida—a vision of a new era of American spaceflight. But later, when tech
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Astrophysicists reconstruct the Milky Way's family tree
Scientists use artificial intelligence to reconstruct the globular clusters that merged to form our Milky Way galaxy. The researchers ran simulations on a neural network to discover the history and details about our galactic ancestors. They found that a collision with a previous galaxy called "Kraken" was so powerful it transformed the Milky Way. The Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our Solar
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Damage to multiple organs recorded in 'long Covid' cases
Exclusive : study of low-risk individuals finds impairments four months after infection Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Young and previously healthy people with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 are showing signs of damage to multiple organs four months after the initial infection, a study suggests. The findings are a step towards unpicking the physical underpinnings and
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Whitewashing the Great Depression
A Japanese mother and daughter, farmworkers in California, photographed in 1937 by Dorothea Lange (Library of Congress) Q uick, name one iconic Depression-era portrait each by Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Russell Lee. My guess is that you'd choose Lange's Migrant Mother , a portrait of Florence Owens Thompson and her children taken in Nipomo, California, in 1936. For Evans, you'd probably pi
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'There's nothing to keep a lid on it': is lockdown making us eccentric?
Psychologists say changes in behaviour, from talking to yourself to fashion experiments, could be a Covid coping strategy Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage "Not sure if it's because of recent times of lockdown etc but Christ I talk to myself a lot these days." So tweeted the actor and presenter Emily Atack – and she is not alone. Confined to our homes and freed from th
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The race to get Georgia's 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote
On November 13, Michael Giusto turned 18 years old. Becoming an adult is always a big moment in any teenager's life. But Giusto's landmark birthday comes with added responsibility. Thanks to a quirk in Georgia's laws that requires at least 50% of the vote to win a US Senate seat, both the state's Senate races are going to a runoff on January 5, 2021. Giusto, a high school senior from Alpharetta,
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I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There's Hope!
My slip-up could have meant the end of my PC. I managed to squirrel my way out of trouble, but the real lesson here is: Don't be me.
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Our immune systems can cope with Covid-19 – it's our politicians who can't | Angela Rasmussen
The psychological impact of the virus is profound, but there is nothing to suggest its physical effects can't be overcome Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A great deal of conflicting information has emerged about the immune response that develops in patients who have recovered from Covid-19. A recent study in the UK showed declining antibodies in more than 350,000 peo
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Klimaforandringer får arktiske dyr til at migrere tidligere end før
Både rensdyr og kongeørne migrerer hvert år tidligere end før på grund af de stigende temperaturer i de arktiske områder.
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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronaut crew heads to orbit
A team of four leaves Florida on a SpaceX rocket and capsule, bound for the orbiting laboratory.
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5 New Features to Explore in MacOS Big Sur
Apple brings a new look to the Mac's interface, plus several major improvements to Safari, Messages, and Maps.
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Computer Scientists Achieve the 'Crown Jewel' of Cryptography
For years, a master tool called indistinguishability obfuscation seemed too good to be true. Three researchers have figured out that it can work.
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Step Away From Screens With the 10 Best Family Board Games
These sets will spruce things up when everyone in the house is up on 'The Mandalorian'.
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Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills
Being an air-traffic controller is not easy. At the heart of the job is a cognitive ability called 'situational awareness' that involves 'the continuous extraction of environmental information [and the] integration of this information with prior knowledge to form a coherent mental picture'. Vast amounts of fluid information must be held in the mind and, under extreme pressure, life-or-death decis
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BioNTech vaccine scientist says jab could halve Covid transmission
Uğur Şahin 'very confident' vaccine candidate developed with Pfizer will bring big reduction in cases Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The scientist behind the first potential Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is "very confident" the jab will reduce transmission of the disease, perhaps by 50%, resulting in a "dramatic" reduction in cases. The G
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The Evangelical Reckoning Begins
Andy Stanley's evangelical megachurch was empty on Election Night, with only a few cars in the Disney World–style parking lot out front. North Point Community Church and its nine satellites in the Atlanta area have been mostly closed since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. When Stanley decided to cancel in-person worship until at least early 2021, dozens of families were so unhappy that th
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This Film Examines the Biases in the Code That Runs Our Lives
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya says women and people of color look at technology from the outside—and have felt the negative impacts.
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7 Simple Tech Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday
Does your great-aunt Winifred ask for tech support every year? Even if you aren't traveling this year, send your loved ones this advice to show you care.
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That Pre-Thanksgiving Covid Test Won't Really Keep You Safe
It seems like a simple way to justify holiday gatherings. But the everyone-has-gotten-tested method is utterly absurd.
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There Is No Trumpism Without Trump
Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET on November 15, 2020. In the November issue of The Atlantic , Barton Gellman reported that Republican legislators in Pennsylvania were quietly discussing a seemingly mad scheme. These legislators foresaw that their state, and its 20 electoral votes, would probably be won by the Biden-Harris ticket. But Republicans still possessed a 107–91 majority in the state assembly, an
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"What to Expect When You're Expecting Robots"
As Covid-19 has made it necessary for people to keep their distance from each other, robots are stepping in to fill essential roles, such as sanitizing warehouses and hospitals, ferrying test samples to laboratories, and serving as telemedicine avatars. There are signs that people may be increasingly receptive to robotic help, preferring, at least hypothetically, to be picked up by a self-driving
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Trump the Genius, Trump the Incompetent, Trump the Bogeyman
It may seem counterintuitive to say so, but Donald Trump is a complicated figure. To be sure, the basic word cloud is clear— narcissistic , deceitful , vindictive , and so on—but there are multiple sides to the personality that has sucked so many people into a vortex of adoration or loathing. Now that his term in office is coming to an end with a combination of farce, folly, and menace, it is wor
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The Pandemic Is Revealing a New Form of National Power
Each geopolitical age places a premium on particular forms of national power— seapower and colonial possessions prior to the world wars, nuclear weapons and alliance networks during the Cold War, soft power after the Cold War. And the new era ushered in by COVID-19 has done so as well, revealing the salience of "resilient power": a country's capacity to absorb systemic shocks, adapt to these disr
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Britisk general: Robotsoldater kan udgøre en fjerdedel af hæren i 2030'erne
Den britiske general Nick Carter advarer om, at eksisterende regionale konflikter kan eskalere på grund af 'fejlberegninger'.
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Police stop lockdown-busting service at London church
Officers interrupt gathering of 30 worshippers after pastor called restriction unlawful Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Police have prevented an evangelical pastor holding a church service in defiance of lockdown restrictions. About 30 worshippers had gathered at the Angel church in north London on Sunday for a service including a baptism after pastor Regan King said
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QUIZ om fremtidens mad: Er du klar til at spise de her 11 fødevarer?
Forskere har udpeget 50 fødevarer, som kan fylde vores maver i en grønnere verden.
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Social media firms must face sanction for 'anti-vax content', demands Labour
Opposition claims that online disinformation poses a threat to the effective take-up of coronavirus vaccines Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Social media companies that fail to act to "stamp out dangerous anti-vaccine content" should be subject to financial and criminal penalties, Labour has demanded. As hopes rise that a vaccine against coronavirus could be ready wi
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Rock of ages: how asteroid dust may reveal secrets of life on Earth
A six-year mission will soon bring back a few grains of soil that could explain how water arrived on our planet In a few days, a capsule containing samples of soil from a distant asteroid will be released by a robot spaceship and dropped into Earth's upper atmosphere. If all goes well, the container will parachute safely on to the Woomera test range in South Australia on 6 December, completing a
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Democracies that failed the Covid test will struggle on climate change
Efforts to address both issues are hampered by externalities and behavioural biases
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The defeat of polio proved that immunisation saved lives, but there's a sting to the tale
The rising number of vaccine-derived polio outbreaks has important implications for how we deal with Covid-19 Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Half a century since its eradication in the west, it is hard today to appreciate the terrible effect that polio had on people's lives then and how feared it was as a disease. The virus killed hundreds every year in the UK alone
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Solcellerne kommer – er vi klar til dem?
PLUS. Støttefri solcelleprojekter pibler frem over hele landet og sætter fokus på vilkårene for den nye spiller i energisystemet.
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Will Turkey's new central bank governor announce a big rate rise?
Market Questions is the FT's guide to the week ahead
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New invention beams music directly into your head, no need for headphones
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Hyperloop achieves 1,000km/h speed in Korea, days after Virgin passenger test
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The Web 4 Manifesto: Awakening the Democratic Web
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A possible way to use entanglement to send information faster then light.
Let's assume you entangle a bunch of particles on two space craft moving away from each other. The space craft will use these particles to coordinate their behavior by reading off a sequence of them. You could use something like an L system to determine the overall plan ahead of time. Then at regular times the two space craft would use the entangled particles to stay in sync as they followed thei
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The U.S. Army Wants Heavy Robots Armed with Missiles
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Your future co-worker could be a robot
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The British Army Could Soon be Manned by Robots
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The Age of Sex Robots
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Japanese researchers developed a prototype toy robot controlled directly by the mind
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Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads
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Vaccination hesitancy is about lack of trust. Compulsion is not the answer | Kenan Malik
Better to build social solidarity than to dismiss reluctance to be immunised as ignorance Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage "If a strain as deadly as the 1918 influenza emerges and people's hesitancy to get vaccinated remains at the level it is today, a debilitating and fatal disease will spread." So wrote Heidi Larson in 2018. Larson is director of the London-based Va
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May I have a word about… the language of epidemiologists | Jonathan Bouquet
Would you admit to being an expert in health and disease at a party? No, me neither It seems like only yesterday that another frustrated teacher uttered those fell words: "Bouquet, your behaviour is a disgrace", a charge that was almost certainly always true. Fast forward to today and what do we find? Epidemiologist after epidemiologist warns that we must modify our "behaviours" if we are to count
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Cannabis resin now 25% more potent, global study reveals
Concentrations of intoxicating THC have risen, data from more than 80,000 street drug samples gathered over 50 years shows Cannabis resin – or "hash" – has increased in strength by nearly 25% over the past half century, a major international study has revealed. Researchers with the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath analysed data from more than 80,000 cannabis street samp
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Charlotte er med i stort mad-eksperiment: 'Pludselig er kødet ikke det vigtigste i måltidet'
50 nye fødevarer er flyttet ind i Charlottes Müller Rendboes køkken.
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Qantas set to break even, emerge from pandemic stronger says chief executive
Seat capacity to reach half of pre-virus levels by Christmas as Australian state borders reopen
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Identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus features causing COVID-19 using primate model
Features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19, which could be useful for developing vaccines and treatment strategies, were identified using a nonhuman primate model developed at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology(KRIBB).
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Gener kan påverka vår vilja att skaffa hund
Att köpa hund eller inte kan bli en stor fråga inom många familjer. Men en del personer verkar ha nedärvda gener som gör dem mer benägna att skaffa hund. – Nästa steg blir att gå igenom människans hela arvsmassa och se vilka genvariationer som styr det draget, säger professor Tove Fall, professor i molekylär epidemiologi, i Vetenskapens värld.
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Hjälper munskydd mot corona?
Trots flera nya vetenskapliga studier på hur munskydd påverkar smittspridningen av covid-19 är forskningen fortfarande inte glasklar. Munskydd kan stoppa spridningen i den närmaste omgivningen om de används rätt, visar flera studier. Men det saknas fortfarande bevis på att ett allmänt krav på munskydd stoppar smittspridningen i samhället.
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SpaceX NASA Launch Time: When to Watch
Here's what you need to know about four astronauts' journey to the International Space Station on Sunday.
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Video Games to Relax
Unlike loud, stress-inducing shoot-'em-ups, these ones are meant to calm the mind and offer moments of quiet and clarity.
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Sage expert:'flip-flopping' on Covid restrictions unwise
Prof John Edmunds calls for consistent UK government strategy and warns against relaxing measures Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Encouraging the public to visit bars and restaurants and then closing down such venues when Covid-19 cases spike is not a "sensible way to run the epidemic", a government scientific adviser has said. Prof John Edmunds, a member of the Scie
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Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes
Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over. Yet the health benefits of the humble egg might not be all they're cracked up to be as new research from the University of South Australia shows that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.
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Shapeshifting Materials Could Transform Our World Inside Out
From medicine to space travel, Chuck Hoberman's shape-shifting is expanding scientific research.
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Bacteria found in yogurt may help bone fractures heal faster
Rats given implants coated in dead bacteria were able to heal bone fractures faster. The bacterium used is also found in yogurt
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Extra £40m for green spaces in England, Boris Johnson pledges
Funding will support thousands of jobs, as part of a green recovery from Covid, the government says.
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Individual differences among deep neural network models [x-post from /r/neuroscience]
Are you using DNNs for your work? Then our new paper may be of interest to you: "Individual differences among deep neural network models", now out in Nature Communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19632-w.epdf?sharing_token=CDXC8S1B9jFMkOtqpMGbgdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0McZkmUgdNqtcoLogyPFBZB6n3-5zNj2LxxBByRU-AjNwpmdO3aq71iiHtRGZRdfWFU1cFEV0LZC90MyEDhpkdBOwj843gaJDbhwWr7Xgj7xk5JsoCF
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UK expected to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030
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Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say
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Perimeter-Patrolling Robodogs Coming to Tyndall AFB
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Birth of Magnetar Seen for the First Time
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Do you think we should reply to the WOW! Signal?
Hello! I recently wrote a paper (which I present here https://youtu.be/DbxH\_E8Iy1U ) suggesting which star has the highest probability of being the source of the WOW! Signal.The WOW! Signal is the best candidate signal in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. submitted by /u/TheExoplanetsChannel [link] [comments]
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Virgin Hyperloop Has Invented The World's Crappiest High-Speed Rail
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Air Force Wants Lasers on Fighter Jets by 2025
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This app turns your PJ's into a suit
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U.S. Adds 184,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day, With No End In Sight
The country set another record for daily infections. America is the world leader in COVID-19 fatalities. President-elect Joe Biden expressed alarm and urged the Trump administration to take action. (Image credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP)
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Would UK be ready for a new petrol car ban in 2030?
The BBC understands the government is set to announce it will bring 2040's ban forward by a decade.
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Here's How Microbes Help to Hoard Earth's Greatest Greenhouse Gas Reserves
We need them to continue keeping it safely stored away.
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Hard-hit Central America in crosshairs of another hurricane
Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua announced evacuations Friday as a second major hurricane in days closed in on Central America with the region still reeling from deadly storm Eta last week.
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Austria announces strict lockdown as virus cases soar
Schools to close and social contact barred in one of Europe's toughest sets of new restrictions
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Belgium announces measures for bird flu outbreak
Belgium has detected an outbreak of bird flu, leading authorities to order all poultry farmers and individual bird owners to keep the animals confined, the country's food safety agency AFSCA said Saturday.
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Belgium announces measures for bird flu outbreak
Belgium has detected an outbreak of bird flu, leading authorities to order all poultry farmers and individual bird owners to keep the animals confined, the country's food safety agency AFSCA said Saturday.
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Egypt unveils ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara
Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo.
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SpaceX crew flight delayed; Musk gets mixed COVID-19 results
SpaceX delayed its second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that could jeopardize the recovery and recycling of the rocket booster, pushing the launch to Sunday.
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When Christmas was cancelled: a lesson from history
The prospect of a Christmas without large-scale celebrations is preying on minds. After the widespread cancellation of pantomimes , festive light "switch-ons" and other community activities , it seems likely that 2020's festivities will be much more intimate affairs, potentially with households banned from mixing indoors . But what if families ignore distancing rules, should they remain in place,
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Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 pandemic
This study used a large US registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests to asses the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, including in areas with low and moderate COVID-19 disease.
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The Empty Half of the Glass May Also Be Full
How many scientific breakthroughs have been lost because they came from outside the mainstream? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wet Dirt Clogs Slucifer! | 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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Covid: UK government requests guidance on vitamin D use
Call for recommendations from health bodies on how nutrient may prevent and treat virus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Vitamin D has moved a step closer to being used as a potential way to prevent and treat coronavirus after Matt Hancock asked government health advisers to produce new guidelines on its use. The health secretary told the National Institute for Health
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The Many Lives of Adrienne Rich
Illustration by Celina Pereira; photographs by Bettmann; Richard Lautens / Toronto Star / Getty I n 1952 , in her native Baltimore, Adrienne Rich delivered her first public lecture, "Some Influences of Poetry Upon the Course of History." She was 23. Over the next 59 years, Rich (1929–2012) would herself alter both poetry and history. As an author, a teacher, and an editor, she helped define Ameri
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When rearranging a drawer is restful: the magic of 'pottering'
How small tasks can benefit our state of mind For Anna McGovern there is a satisfying, sensory pleasure to be had in rinsing milk bottles: "The very best thing about getting your milk delivered is 'rinsing and returning'. Don't cheat by putting your bottles in the dishwasher. Wash them, by hand. Put a small amount of water in the bottle, slosh the water around, put your hand over the top, shake i
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Speedy work on Covid gives the vaccine industry a shot in the arm
Pfizer was first with the news, but biotech firms, governments, banks and NGOs are all involved in the search for a jab to prevent coronavirus infection The leading candidate to become the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, had its genesis in late January 2020. Uğur Şahin, chief executive of the Mainz-based biotech, read about
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Ryskt vaccin "92 procent effektivt"
Strax efter att läkemedelsbolaget Pfizer gått ut med att deras vaccin är 90 procent effektivt meddelar nu Rysslands självständiga investeringsfond att det ryska vaccinet Sputnik V är 92 procent effektivt. Ryssland har tidigare fått internationell kritik för att vaccinet Sputnik V godkänts för tidigt.
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Privat firma skriver rum-historie: I nat sender SpaceX astronauter til rumstation
Til næste år er det rumturisternes tur, siger dansk ekspert.
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The Best PS5 Exclusives Out Now (and the Ones Coming Soon)
Here are the top games you can get for Sony's new console during its launch window.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 14)
COMPUTING Like a Futuristic Phone Booth, PORTL Lets You Communicate Via Full-Body Hologram Luke Dormehl | Digital Trends "[David Nussbaum] wants to reinvent the way we beam people, public figures or otherwise, into living rooms all over the country. And he plans to do it using holograms and a fancy box that looks like a cross between a phone booth and a shower cubicle." SPACE The Plan to Turn Scr
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9 of the most shocking facts about global extinction – and how to stop it
Earth's fate and the devastation of the natural world were recently put under the microscope with the release of Sir David Attenborough's Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet . It marks a departure from his usual nature documentary format and instead grieves for the damage wreaked by climate change and other forms of human interference. It's an emotional watch, as the naturalist recounts the
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Our brains have different 'beauty centers' for art and faces
A new study shows that different parts of the brain are engaged when we look at beautiful faces or beautiful art. Reward pathways are triggered by looking at beauty in faces. Another part of the brain is involved in judging beauty in art, indicating existence of two "beauty centers." What makes something or someone beautiful to our minds? Is there an innate perception of beauty that's maintained
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Weekend reads: Hydroxychloroquine champion faces ethics charges; a serial plagiarist in philosophy; another author reaches 100 retractions
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: Journals flag concerns in three dozen papers by nutrition researchers … Continue reading
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The Letters That Outgoing Presidents Wrote to Their Successors
One of the most crucial aspects of a functioning democracy is the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. Each of the following five letters, handwritten by an outgoing president and left in the Oval Office for the incoming president to find, reminds us of the sanctity of that fundamental practice. Reagan wrote to Bush. Bush wrote to Clinton. Clinton to Bush. Bush to Obama
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Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It
The government has sent billions to drug companies to develop a coronavirus shot but a tiny fraction of that to localities for training, record-keeping and other costs for vaccinating citizens.
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A Ransomware Gang Bought Facebook Ads to Troll Its Victim
Covid-19 research hacking, the Pentagon's Photoshop antics, and more of the week's top security news.
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The 15 Best Cases and Accessories for the iPhone 12
Whichever new model you get, we've rounded up the cases, chargers, and other accessories you'll want to snag.
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The Secrets of Bat Echolocation Could Help Robots Navigate With Sound
Robots can use echoes to navigate, but the cacophony of sound is tough to sift through. What can they learn from bats?
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50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: November 2020
Nuclear future, data on hurricanes, and machines replace muscle on the farm — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It's Time to Hunker Down
Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here . The end may be near for the pestilence that has haunted the world this year. Good news is arriving on almost every front: treatments, vaccines, and our understanding of this coronavirus. Pfizer and BioNTech have announced a stunning success rate in their early Phase 3 vacci
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The Role-Playing Game That Predicted the Future
Lauren Tamaki A bout 30 years ago , in Santa Cruz, California, a man named Mike Pondsmith laid out a prophecy for the then-distant future—the year 2020. It was a future teeming with tech. He envisioned the dizzying data-winds of cyberspace, gigantic holographic video screens, bioengineered wheat-powered metro cars, and, everywhere you looked, the gleam of polychrome cyberoptic eyes. In his future
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»Min MBA løser ikke bæredygtigheds-agendaen, men klæder mig på til at rulle den ud«
Som Global Spare Parts Operations Director hos Grundfos skal John Milland Klein være med til at rulle virksomhedens grønne strategi ud. Inspirationen henter han blandt andet fra sit MBA-studium.
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Cutting universal credit will push millions of people into great hardship | Alistair Cromwell
The £20-a-week rise in UC has been a lifeline for many during the pandemic, but the government wants to end this in spring Alistair Cromwell is the acting CEO of Citizens Advice Every day, advisers at Citizens Advice speak to people whose lives have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. A theatre worker who lost their job of 30 years; a family struggling to get by on 80% of what wa
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Zojirushi's Newest Toaster Oven Excels at All the Basics
It's nothing fancy (and there are better ways to make toast), but this countertop device will roast, bake, or reheat just about anything you want for dinner.
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The OS Big Sur Launch Might Have Slowed Down Macs Everywhere
The issues affected users who didn't upgrade their software, and other Apple services too.
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Wilderness Rescuers Brace for a Rough Covid-19 Winter
The popularity of outdoor recreation has skyrocketed during the pandemic. But now snow is on the way—and recovery missions are on the rise.
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Biden Stocks Transition Teams with Climate Experts
The president-elect has included those with climate experience across a wide swath of federal agencies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Opinion: A New Phase Of Uncertainty
NPR's Scott Simon notes that as coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise rapidly, it can be hard to hear that we don't know when this will all be over. (Image credit: Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Never Trump, Forever
I f you ask her , President Donald Trump didn't deserve any votes, let alone millions. And still, Mona Charen made it all the way to 11:09 on Election Night without swearing. The conservative columnist was perched on a dining-room chair, Zooming into an Election Night panel for The Bulwark , the Never Trump conservative website for which she writes. As Joe Biden lost Florida and then appeared to
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Move Over, Zoom—Voice Memos Are the Real Way to Stay in Touch
Video makes me anxious, and it doesn't help that everyone's doing it. But I have discovered a new way to connect—one that's both intimate and asynchronous.
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14 Early Black Friday Deals on iPads, Home Gear, and More
Post-Thanksgiving sales? Not quite. This year, the pandemic has forced retailers to turn November into a month of discounts.
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A College Student Is Coming Home. Should The Whole Family Wear Masks?
Young adults are preparing to travel home for Thanksgiving, but the coronavirus is making things complicated. Epidemiologists say there are things families can to do reduce the risk of infection. (Image credit: Sarah Gonzales for NPR)
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New museum in Nigeria raises hopes of resolution to Benin bronzes dispute
Artefacts held by British Museum and other western institutions were looted by British forces in 1897 A new museum designed by Sir David Adjaye is to be built following the most extensive archaeological excavation ever undertaken in Benin City, Nigeria, raising hopes of a resolution to one of the world's most controversial debates over looted museum artefacts. The kingdom of Benin, in what is now
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It's not too late to cancel Thanksgiving
What's your plan for Thanksgiving? Americans caught between the dire reality of an out-of-control pandemic and a desire to celebrate the national holiday with family may be tempted to believe that maybe they can manage the risks. I've been thinking through my own planned turkey day gathering, an outdoor event in a rural setting with perhaps 15 people, including several older people and a couple o
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For a Vaccine to Save Lives, Society Has to Make Some Decisions
In about 25 days, if all goes according to schedule, the FDA's vaccine advisory committee will recommend expanding the public use of the first vaccine against the coronavirus. Preliminary results from clinical trials suggest that the vaccine, a product of a collaboration between Pfizer and BioNTech, might be 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 symptoms—a level that would place the new dis
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When Discrimination Targets the Privileged
Updated at 1:05 p.m. ET I n 2015, Charlotte Carew Pole gave birth to her first child, a daughter she named Jemima. Having her was "a bit of a struggle," she told me, with some understatement. Carew Pole had been through miscarriages and IVF before Jemima arrived, tiny and blonde and—to her mother—utterly perfect. "We were absolutely delighted," she said, over coffee and biscuits at her family's h
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Ny bog beskriver, hvordan de danske industribyer måtte genopfinde sig selv
PLUS. Outsourcing af arbejdspladser og øget globalisering skabte identitetskriser i gamle arbejderbyer, som tacklede udfordringerne på forskellig vis. Historien om den nordjyske teleindustri er en påmindelse til de fynske robotvirksomheder.
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The best Black Friday phone deals: The best early deals on iPhones, flip phones (yes, flip phones), and more
These Black Friday phone savings are just a click away. (Nathana Rebouças via Unsplash/) Communication and connection are key to survival right now, more than ever. So there's really no better time for a brand new phone! The best Black Friday phone deals are in, and they landed weeks before November 27 this year. Major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon are running deals on a variety of
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Det er nu, chancen er størst: Her er 6 tips til at finde rav
Tag ud, når det har blæst, og lad mågerne guide dig.
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Does cadmium exposure drive obesity?
A mouse study aimed at modeling human exposure to the toxic metal cadmium finds that female offspring of mice exposed to cadmium during pregnancy became obese in adulthood. The female offspring also developed fatty livers and could not process glucose normally. Exposure didn't affect male offspring in the same way. The study also sheds light on how cadmium exposure could affect mitochondrial func
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Nasa's giant SLS rocket: a guide
Nasa's huge next-generation rocket is undergoing tests ahead of its maiden flight in 2021.
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Universities seek to remain open while keeping virus at bay
Education makes plans for large-scale testing ahead of end-of-year festive season
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