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Profile of Subra Suresh [Profiles]
During his long and distinguished career, Subra Suresh has made crucial contributions to the field of engineering. While finishing up high school in India in the 1970s, however, Suresh was not even sure of going to college, let alone becoming an engineer. Nonetheless, Suresh decided to take a shot at…
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Comparative isotope ecology of western Amazonian rainforest mammals [Ecology]
Closed-canopy rainforests are important for climate (influencing atmospheric circulation, albedo, carbon storage, etc.) and ecology (harboring the highest biodiversity of continental regions). Of all rainforests, Amazonia is the world's most diverse, including the highest mammalian species richness. However, little is known about niche structure, ecological roles, and food resource partitioning…
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Revisiting particle dry deposition and its role in radiative effect estimates [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]
Wet and dry deposition remove aerosols from the atmosphere, and these processes control aerosol lifetime and thus impact climate and air quality. Dry deposition is a significant source of aerosol uncertainty in global chemical transport and climate models. Dry deposition parameterizations in most global models were developed when few particle…
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How the T cell signaling network processes information to discriminate between self and agonist ligands [Immunology and Inflammation]
T cells exhibit remarkable sensitivity and selectivity in detecting and responding to agonist peptides (p) bound to MHC molecules in a sea of self pMHC molecules. Despite much work, understanding of the underlying mechanisms of distinguishing such ligands remains incomplete. Here, we quantify T cell discriminatory capacity using channel capacity,…
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Mechanoactivation of NOX2-generated ROS elicits persistent TRPM8 Ca2+ signals that are inhibited by oncogenic KRas [Cell Biology]
Changes in the mechanical microenvironment and mechanical signals are observed during tumor progression, malignant transformation, and metastasis. In this context, understanding the molecular details of mechanotransduction signaling may provide unique therapeutic targets. Here, we report that normal breast epithelial cells are mechanically sensitive, responding to transient mechanical stimuli thro
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Evolved differences in energy metabolism and growth dictate the impacts of ocean acidification on abalone aquaculture [Sustainability Science]
Ocean acidification (OA) poses a major threat to marine ecosystems and shellfish aquaculture. A promising mitigation strategy is the identification and breeding of shellfish varieties exhibiting resilience to acidification stress. We experimentally compared the effects of OA on two populations of red abalone (Haliotis rufescens), a marine mollusc important to…
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Metallization of diamond [Physics]
Experimental discovery of ultralarge elastic deformation in nanoscale diamond and machine learning of its electronic and phonon structures have created opportunities to address new scientific questions. Can diamond, with an ultrawide bandgap of 5.6 eV, be completely metallized, solely under mechanical strain without phonon instability, so that its electronic bandgap…
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Mutational landscape and clinical outcome of patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia and rearrangements involving 11q23/KMT2A [Medical Sciences]
Balanced rearrangements involving the KMT2A gene, located at 11q23, are among the most frequent chromosome aberrations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Because of numerous fusion partners, the mutational landscape and prognostic impact of specific 11q23/KMT2A rearrangements are not fully understood. We analyzed clinical features of 172 adults with AML and…
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Designing electrolytes with polymerlike glass-forming properties and fast ion transport at low temperatures [Chemistry]
In the presence of Lewis acid salts, the cyclic ether, dioxolane (DOL), is known to undergo ring-opening polymerization inside electrochemical cells to form solid-state polymer batteries with good interfacial charge-transport properties. Here we report that LiNO3, which is unable to ring-open DOL, possesses a previously unknown ability to coordinate with…
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Inactivation of rice starch branching enzyme IIb triggers broad and unexpected changes in metabolism by transcriptional reprogramming [Plant Biology]
Starch properties can be modified by mutating genes responsible for the synthesis of amylose and amylopectin in the endosperm. However, little is known about the effects of such targeted modifications on the overall starch biosynthesis pathway and broader metabolism. Here we investigated the effects of mutating the OsSBEIIb gene encoding…
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Natural variability of the Arctic Ocean sea ice during the present interglacial [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]
The impact of the ongoing anthropogenic warming on the Arctic Ocean sea ice is ascertained and closely monitored. However, its long-term fate remains an open question as its natural variability on centennial to millennial timescales is not well documented. Here, we use marine sedimentary records to reconstruct Arctic sea-ice fluctuations….
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Estrogen receptor {beta} regulates AKT activity through up-regulation of INPP4B and inhibits migration of prostate cancer cell line PC-3 [Medical Sciences]
Loss of the tumor suppressor, PTEN, is one of the most common findings in prostate cancer (PCa). This loss leads to overactive Akt signaling, which is correlated with increased metastasis and androgen independence. However, another tumor suppressor, inositol-polyphosphate 4-phosphatase type II (INPP4B), can partially compensate for the loss of PTEN….
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Modular and coordinated activity of AAA+ active sites in the double-ring ClpA unfoldase of the ClpAP protease [Biochemistry]
ClpA is a hexameric double-ring AAA+ unfoldase/translocase that functions with the ClpP peptidase to degrade proteins that are damaged or unneeded. How the 12 ATPase active sites of ClpA, 6 in the D1 ring and 6 in the D2 ring, work together to fuel ATP-dependent degradation is not understood. We…
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Correction for Heberle et al., Direct label-free imaging of nanodomains in biomimetic and biological membranes by cryogenic electron microscopy [Corrections]
BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for "Direct label-free imaging of nanodomains in biomimetic and biological membranes by cryogenic electron microscopy," by Frederick A. Heberle, Milka Doktorova, Haden L. Scott, Allison D. Skinkle, M. Neal Waxham, and Ilya Levental, which was first published August 5, 2020; 10.1073/pnas.2002200117 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci….
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Correction for Wang et al., Regenerative therapy based on miRNA-302 mimics for enhancing host recovery from pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae [Corrections]
MICROBIOLOGY Correction for "Regenerative therapy based on miRNA-302 mimics for enhancing host recovery from pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae," by Yan Wang, Yong Li, Peggy Zhang, Sandy T. Baker, Marla R. Wolfson, Jeffrey N. Weiser, Ying Tian, and Hao Shen, which was first published April 10, 2019; 10.1073/pnas.1818522116 (Proc. Natl….
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Correction for Montay-Gruel et al., Long-term neurocognitive benefits of FLASH radiotherapy driven by reduced reactive oxygen species [Corrections]
MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for "Long-term neurocognitive benefits of FLASH radiotherapy driven by reduced reactive oxygen species," by Pierre Montay-Gruel, Munjal M. Acharya, Kristoffer Petersson, Leila Alikhani, Chakradhar Yakkala, Barrett D. Allen, Jonathan Ollivier, Benoit Petit, Patrik Gonçalves Jorge, Amber R. Syage, Thuan A. Nguyen, Al Anoud D. Baddour, Celine Lu,…
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Extracellular matrix plasticity as a driver of cell spreading [Applied Biological Sciences]
Mammalian cell morphology has been linked to the viscoelastic properties of the adhesion substrate, which is particularly relevant in biological processes such as wound repair and embryonic development where cell spreading and migration are critical. Plastic deformation, degradation, and relaxation of stress are typically coupled in biomaterial systems used to…
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Fecal transplantation and butyrate improve neuropathic pain, modify immune cell profile, and gene expression in the PNS of obese mice [Physiology]
Obesity affects over 2 billion people worldwide and is accompanied by peripheral neuropathy (PN) and an associated poorer quality of life. Despite high prevalence, the molecular mechanisms underlying the painful manifestations of PN are poorly understood, and therapies are restricted to use of painkillers or other drugs that do not…
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Pushing the conductance and transparency limit of monolayer graphene electrodes for flexible organic light-emitting diodes [Applied Physical Sciences]
Graphene has emerged as an attractive candidate for flexible transparent electrode (FTE) for a new generation of flexible optoelectronics. Despite tremendous potential and broad earlier interest, the promise of graphene FTE has been plagued by the intrinsic trade-off between electrical conductance and transparency with a figure of merit (σDC/σOp) considerably…
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Crystal structure of tomato spotted wilt virus GN reveals a dimer complex formation and evolutionary link to animal-infecting viruses [Biophysics and Computational Biology]
Tospoviridae is a family of enveloped RNA plant viruses that infect many field crops, inflicting a heavy global economic burden. These tripartite, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses are transmitted from plant to plant by thrips as the insect vector. The medium (M) segment of the viral genome encodes two envelope glycoproteins,…
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Correction for Huang et al., Catalytic prior distributions with application to generalized linear models [Corrections]
STATISTICS Correction for "Catalytic prior distributions with application to generalized linear models," by Dongming Huang, Nathan Stein, Donald B. Rubin, and S. C. Kou, which was first published May 15, 2020; 10.1073/pnas.1920913117 (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 117, 12004–12010). The authors note that an additional affiliation should be listed for…
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The People Trump Came Home To
Updated on October 5, 2020 at 7:04 p.m. ET. O n any given morning , the White House is a blur of activity. A chef may be whipping up breakfast for the first couple in the second-floor kitchen. A valet might be shining the president's shoes, while the head butler lingers in the West Sitting Hall, awaiting any urgent presidential requests. Housekeepers, maybe a dozen of them, could be deployed thro
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The pandemic could end Texas's oil boom—and start something better
tk (Doug Chayka/) This story originally featured on Texas Observer . For the past three years, Josh Thomas labored away on a sweltering shop floor as a valve technician. He would build, inspect, and test frac stacks—looking for the smallest imperfections, flagging parts in need of repair or replacement, testing components, and then assembling the stacks before they were sent out to drilling rigs
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Racial bias worse in police killings of older, mentally ill, unarmed men
The widely reported deaths of Michael Brown and Philando Castile reflect a grim truth in this country: According to data collected by The Washington Post, around 1,000 people are shot and killed by the police in the U.S. each year, and Black men are more than twice as likely to be victims as white men.
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NASA imagery reveals Tropical Storm Chan-hom's skewed structure
NASA's Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Chan-hom as it continued moving though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The imagery revealed that the center of circulation was exposed and its strongest storms were south of the center.
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Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities
A postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered Human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccination mandates fall short of ensuring both higher levels of uptake and equal uptake of the vaccine across socioeconomic and racial-ethnic groups. The findings could help facilitate equal access to and compliance with uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, once they are available.
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Corn farmers can apply a fungicide just once to protect against foliar diseases
Foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust, were estimated to cause annual losses ranging from 19,029 to 244,149 metric tons from 2012 to 2015 in Kentucky. To mitigate these damages, farmers have turned to foliar fungicides. However, as plant pathologist Carl Bradley explains, "Kentucky corn farmers had questions about the best timing to apply a foliar fu
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Women, workers of color filling most 'high-hazard/low-reward' jobs in Washington
When exploring data on Washington workers during the pandemic—demographics, working conditions, wages and benefits, and risks of exposure to disease—the authors of a new report found that women hold two-thirds of the jobs in the harshest category of work.
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NASA gages Tropical Storm Delta's strength in infrared
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Delta in infrared imagery as it moved through the Caribbean Sea. The imagery provided cloud top temperatures to identify the strongest areas within the storm.
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Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers
Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow.
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Corn farmers can apply a fungicide just once to protect against foliar diseases
Foliar diseases, such as gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust, were estimated to cause annual losses ranging from 19,029 to 244,149 metric tons from 2012 to 2015 in Kentucky. To mitigate these damages, farmers have turned to foliar fungicides. However, as plant pathologist Carl Bradley explains, "Kentucky corn farmers had questions about the best timing to apply a foliar fu
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Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model
Long known as the hardest of all natural materials, diamonds are also exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators. Now, researchers have discovered a way to tweak tiny needles of diamond in a controlled way to transform their electronic properties, dialing them from insulating, through semiconducting, all the way to highly conductive, or metallic. This can be induced dynamically and r
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Using physics to map the chaos of movement in living organisms
The behavior of living organisms might obey the same mathematical laws as physical phenomena, such as weather and the motion of planets, says new research from the Biological Physics Theory Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST).
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Lego-like assembly of zeolitic membranes improves carbon capture
Zeolites are porous minerals that occur both naturally but also are being synthesized artificially. Because they are stable and durable, zeolites are used for chemical catalysis, purification of gases and liquids, and even in medical applications such as drug delivery and blood-clotting powders, e.g. the QuickClot trauma bandages used in the US military.
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Revealing secret of lithium-rich stars by monitoring their heartbeats
Lithium is an ancient element that is almost as old as the universe itself. Though one of the building blocks of our present-day universe, lithium's presence in many celestial bodies often conflicts with predictions of classic theories.
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Preserved dune fields offer insights into Martian history
The discovery of Martian dune fields largely preserved in the rock record for up to a billion years offers new insights on past climatic conditions on Mars.
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It took several million years for Arrokothn to acquire its bizarre, pancake-flat shape
The trans-Neptunian object Arrokoth, also known as Ultima Thule, which NASA's space probe New Horizons passed on New Year's Day 2019, may have changed its shape significantly in the first 100 million years since its formation. In today's issue of the journal Nature Astronomy, researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) suggest tha
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NASA's TESS creates a cosmic vista of the northern sky
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 74 exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system. Astronomers are sifting through some 1,200 additional exoplanet candidates, where potential new worlds await confirmation. More than 600 of these candidates lie in the northern sky.
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Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers
Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow.
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Researchers use precision medicine to reverse severe lymphatic disorder
Through genetic sequencing and targeted treatment, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have resolved a severe lymphatic disorder in a young woman with kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA), a complex and rare disorder that causes lymphatic vessels around the heart and lung to leak fluid, causing breathing difficulties, infections, and often death. The treatment led to a comple
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The UK Didn't Realize How Bad COVID Had Gotten Because of an Excel Screwup
UK health officials appear to have messed up big time. Rumors spread on Monday morning that the UK National Health Service's Test and Trace team, an outsourced service created in May to track and help prevent COVID-19 in the country, bungled their reported figures due to an easily avoided Excel mishap. The story was later confirmed by the BBC . Team members used an old Microsoft Excel file format
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Emily in Paris Is an Irresistible Fantasy
Late in Netflix's Emily in Paris , the new comedy series from Sex and the City 's creator, Darren Star, Emily (Lily Collins), the titular American expat, tries to give herself a reality check about her new home. "It's just Paris," she says. "It's not some alternate universe where rules don't apply." Oh, but Emily does live in an alternate universe, one built by Star for his first Millennial prota
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NASA gages Tropical Storm Delta's strength in infrared
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Delta in infrared imagery as it moved through the Caribbean Sea. The imagery provided cloud top temperatures to identify the strongest areas within the storm.
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Corn farmers can apply a fungicide just once to protect against foliar diseases
'Our findings suggest that Kentucky corn growers likely can rely on a more cost-effective single fungicide application at R1 for foliar disease management and improve return on fungicide investment rather than making multiple applications at different times,' said Bradley.
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Arrokoth: Flattening of a snowman
The trans-Neptunian object Arrokoth, also known as Ultima Thule, which NASA's space probe New Horizons passed on New Year's Day 2019, may have changed its shape significantly in the first 100 million years since its formation. In today's issue of Nature Astronomy, researchers led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research suggest that the current shap
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Turning diamond into metal
Researchers have discovered a way to tweak tiny needles of diamond in a controlled way to transform their electronic properties, dialing them from insulating, through semiconducting, all the way to highly conductive, or metallic. This can be induced dynamically and reversed at will, with no degradation of the diamond material.
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Scientists at NTU Singapore, MIT make electrifying diamond find
Diamond could conduct electricity like metals when deformed to strains at the nanoscale, according to predictions from a study by an international team of scientists led by NTU Singapore and MIT. Using computer simulations, the team, which also includes researchers from Russia, has shown as an early proof-of-concept that when bent, nanoscale diamond needles could reversibly alter their geometry an
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Groundwater depletion in US High Plains leads to bleak outlook for grain production
The depletion of groundwater sources in parts of the United States High Plains is so severe that peak grain production in some states has already been passed, according to new research.
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Discovery holds potential for reversing vision loss
Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have identified a compound that could reverse the vision loss that occurs when blood vessels in the eyes of premature infants and adults grow out of control.
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Snakes reveal the origin of skin colours
The skin colour of vertebrates depends on chromatophores. A team from the University of Geneva is studying the variety of colours within the corn snake species. The research, demonstrates that the dull colour of the lavender variant of corn snake is caused by the mutation of a gene involved in forming lysosomes enough to affect every skin colour. The UNIGE study marks a step forward in our underst
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For red abalone, resisting ocean acidification starts with mom
Red abalone mothers from California's North Coast give their offspring an energy boost when they're born that helps them better withstand ocean acidification compared to their captive, farmed counterparts, according to a study from the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
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Disproportionate extinction of South American mammals when Americas collided evident today
North American mammals were the winners when the North and South American continents collided millions of years ago. New research shows that South American mammals went extinct at a disproportionately high rate once the Panama Isthmus connected the continents, allowing migration in either direction.
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Cannabis use prompts need for more anesthesia during surgery, increases pain
Not only might cannabis users require more anesthesia during surgery than non-users, they may have increased pain afterwards and use higher doses of opioids while in the hospital, suggests first-of-its kind research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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Acupuncture before surgery means less pain, significantly fewer opioids for Veterans
Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. Veterans who received acupuncture also reported they were more satisfied with their pain control than those who did not.
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These pieces of kitchen gear make excellent gifts
What's on your shopping list? (Jason Briscoe via Unsplash/) It's been a difficult and unusual year for most of us—just the kind of year that could be improved by extra generosity this holiday season. The shortening days and cooling air are a good reminder to start thinking about what to give those special people in your life, especially the loved ones whose worlds have been turned upside down rec
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Bioelectronic device achieves unprecedented control of cell membrane voltage
Every living cell maintains a voltage across the cell membrane that results from differences in the concentrations of charged ions inside and outside the cell. In an impressive proof-of-concept demonstration, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed a bioelectronic system driven by a machine learning algorithm that can shift the membrane voltage in living cells and maintain it at a se
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Letter from leading researchers urges terminology update, shift in COVID-19 guidance
Experts with leading research institutions across the United States are urging that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.
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Nearly One-Third of Covid-19 Patients in Study Had Altered Mental State
The hospitalized patients showed signs of deteriorating neurological function, ranging from confusion to coma-like unresponsiveness, new research indicates.
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2020 Nobel Prize Winners: Full List
Winners of the 2020 prizes in the sciences, literature, peace and economics.
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For red abalone, resisting ocean acidification starts with mom
Red abalone mothers from California's North Coast give their offspring an energy boost when they're born that helps them better withstand ocean acidification compared to their captive, farmed counterparts, according to a study from the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
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Disproportionate extinction of South American mammals when Americas collided evident today
When the Isthmus of Panama rose from the sea to connect North and South America millions of years ago, mammals could cross the bridge in both directions. But the result of this massive migration—a large proportion of mammals with North American origins in South America, but not the other way around—has long puzzled paleontologists. To explore the origins of this drastic asymmetry, researchers from
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Snakes reveal the origin of skin colours
The skin color of vertebrates depends on chromatophores—cells found in the superficial layers of the epidermis. A team of specialists in genetic determinism and color evolution in reptiles from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is studying the wide variety of colors sported by different individuals within the corn snake species. The research, published in the journal PNAS, demonstrates that the dul
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Groundwater depletion in US High Plains leads to bleak outlook for grain production
The depletion of groundwater sources in parts of the United States High Plains is so severe that peak grain production in some states has already been passed, according to new research.
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Women, workers of color filling most 'high-hazard/low-reward' jobs in Washington
When exploring data on Washington workers during the pandemic — demographics, working conditions, wages and benefits, and risks of exposure to disease — the authors of a new report found that women hold two-thirds of the jobs in the harshest category of work.
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Safe resumption of research is important, feasible
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, just as public institutions and businesses closed, research programs performing human participant research (HPR) also largely ceased operations. Now, universities and healthcare organizations conducting HPR are considering reopening.
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Wildfires May Pose Drinking Water Safety Issues
Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past.
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For red abalone, resisting ocean acidification starts with mom
Red abalone mothers from California's North Coast give their offspring an energy boost when they're born that helps them better withstand ocean acidification compared to their captive, farmed counterparts, according to a study from the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
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Snakes reveal the origin of skin colours
The skin color of vertebrates depends on chromatophores—cells found in the superficial layers of the epidermis. A team of specialists in genetic determinism and color evolution in reptiles from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is studying the wide variety of colors sported by different individuals within the corn snake species. The research, published in the journal PNAS, demonstrates that the dul
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Become a Moderator on r/cogsci!
Hi Everyone, We're looking for more mods to help manage and grow this community. If you're interested, we've put together a quick application form: https://forms.gle/W1dCgA2winzANDQS6 We'll leave the application up for at least a week. If you feel like you want more time to fill it out just send a message to the mods. Looking forward to reading the applications, and thank you to everyone for keep
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Best book/source on the cognition of time?
A topic that's seemed to interest me lately as I get older. submitted by /u/SmugPug2 [link] [comments]
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SARS-CoV-2 infection can relieve pain
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can relieve pain, according to a new study. The finding may explain why nearly half of all people who get COVID-19 experience few or no symptoms, even though they can spread the disease, says Rajesh Khanna, a professor in the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. "It made a lot of sense to me that perhaps the reason for the unrelenting sprea
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Designer uses AI to bring 54 Roman emperors to life
A quarantine project gone wild produces the possibly realistic faces of ancient Roman rulers. A designer worked with a machine learning app to produce the images. It's impossible to know if they're accurate, but they sure look plausible. Imaginative as humans are, it's often hard not to see historical figures depicted in black-and-white photos as being somehow of another species. Confronted with
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Preliminary results of two large immune therapy studies show promise in advanced cervical cancer
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Preliminary results from two independent, phase II clinical trials investigating a new PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1)-based immune therapy for metastatic cervical cancer suggest potential new treatment options for a disease that currently has limited effective options and disproportionately impacts younger women.
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Exposure to vitamin D in the womb might minimize risk of high blood pressure for children born to mothers with preeclampsia
Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called preeclampsia during pregnancy–but this adverse association may be reduced or even eliminated for children who were exposed to higher levels of vitamin D in the womb.
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Racial bias worse in police killings of older, mentally ill, unarmed men
While young men still bear the brunt of police killings, a new study in the journal Annals of Epidemiology found that police are five times more likely to shoot and kill unarmed Black men over age 54 than unarmed white men the same age. Police are also more likely to shoot and kill unarmed Black men who exhibit signs of mental illness, compared to white men with similar behaviors.
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Scientists: Nuclear Energy is a Waste of Time
Status Quo It turns out that nuclear energy, which advocates say is a more feasible means of transitioning away from fossil fuel s than solar or wind, might not actually be up to the task. That's according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Energy , which shows that countries that adopted nuclear energy didn't actually reduce their carbon emissions a significant amount — but that
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Aber, mus og hamstere: Sådan bruges forsøgsdyr til corona-forskning
Der ingen vej udenom forsøgsdyr, hvis vi skal have en covid-19-vaccine.
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New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers
A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations.
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New quantum computing algorithm skips past time limits imposed by decoherence
A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations.
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Vigorous exercise, spongy heart
Sscientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares have used cardiac magnetic resonance technology to measure exercise-related hypertrabeculation in a general, non-athlete population. The results of the study have important practical implications because misdiagnosis of noncompaction cardiomyopathy in people who exercise regularly (whether professional athletes or amateurs) can
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Letter from leading researchers urges terminology update, shift in COVID-19 guidance
Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the United States state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.
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COVID-score: A tool to evaluate public perception of countries' response to the pandemic
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, in coordination with the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy and other international institutions, has developed an easy and reliable tool to evaluate the public perception of governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Influenza vaccination may provide roadmap to prevent COVID-19 in CV disease patients
Seasonal influenza vaccine development and mass production, as well as three international influenza vaccine cardiovascular outcomes trials currently underway, may inform future efforts targeted at developing and evaluating vaccine strategies for COVID-19, according to a state-of-the-art review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Authors of the paper also evaluated whether existi
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Lack of iron may limit coral resilience to warming seas
How resilient corals are in response to climate change could depend in part on the already scarce amount of iron available in their environment, according to a new study. The study reveals that the combination of hot water temperatures and low iron levels compromises the algae that live within coral cells, suggesting that limited iron levels—which could decline with warming ocean waters—could exa
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How long does the preschool advantage last?
Children who attend preschool enter kindergarten with greater skills than those who don't, but that advantage is nearly halved by the end of the year as their counterparts quickly begin to catch up, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Air stable intrinsically stretchable color-conversion layers for stretchable displays
The development of a stretchable display that can be bent, stretched, and attached to the skin as a free-standing film appeared in science fiction films is expected to be one step closer. The research team led by Prof. Tae-Woo Lee from Seoul National University announced on the 29th that they have successfully achieved a stretchable color conversion layer (SCCL) using perovskite nanocrystals (PeNC
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On the trail of causes of radiation events during space flight
Scientists have made significant progress in understanding the sources of radiation events that could impact human space-flight operations. Relativistic electron precipitation (REP) events are instances when high energy electrons move through areas of space at significant fractions of the speed of light. These REP events may pose challenges to human spaceflight, specifically during extravehicular
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Narcissists may be more politically active
People who are narcissistic may also be more politically active, according to new research. In a series of studies performed in the United States and Denmark, researchers found that people with higher levels of narcissism—a trait combining selfishness, entitlement, and a need for admiration—were also more likely to participate in politics. "If those who are more narcissistic are the most engaged,
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Now Comes the Reckoning
"Truth will come to light," Launcelot Gobbo tells his father in The Merchant of Venice . "At the length truth will out." For Donald Trump, this past week is when, for all except his most beguiled and gullible supporters, the truth willed itself out. At the start of the week, the ground on which the president's most fanatical followers stood started to crumble; by the end of the week, it had compl
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Ministers to be questioned over UK coronavirus vaccination target
Labour seeking clarity after task force chair suggests less than half population will be covered
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The odd couple: how a pair of mismatched black holes formed
Nature, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02792-6 A merger between two black holes of vastly different masses might have stemmed from a relationship between two unequal stars.
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Scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire US to improve environmental policymaking
With wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the Gulf, the nation is affected by extreme weather-related events resulting from climate change. In response, lawmakers across the country are developing policies to reduce emissions, but the data they have is often inadequate. Scientists have now detailed greenhouse gas emissions across the entire US with details on economic sector, fuel and combustio
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Process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain identified
A team of researchers has identified networks of genes that regulate the process responsible for determining whether neurons will regenerate in certain animals, such as zebrafish.
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Study shows social media policies can curb HPV vaccine misinformation
A new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., compared how HPV vaccination was portrayed on Pinterest before and after the social media platform began moderating vaccine-related content. Findings may help public health officials utilize social media to tackle potentially harmful rhetoric and disseminate trustworthy health information.
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Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally's Winds
Coastal areas of the state are national leaders in adopting a standard that protects roofs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These Researchers are Putting Fly Babies into Virtual Reality
A new system called PiVR creates working artificial environments for small animals such as zebra fish larvae and fruit flies. Developers say the system's affordability could help expand… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These Researchers are Putting Fly Babies into Virtual Reality
A new system called PiVR creates working artificial environments for small animals such as zebra fish larvae and fruit flies. Developers say the system's affordability could help expand… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These are the best COVID-19 treatments right now
Even the few reliable treatments physicians have in their arsenal aren't universally applicable for every COVID-19 patient. (Pexels/) Early Friday morning, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19 . On Friday evening he was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Since his diagnosis, the president has received a cocktail of treatments
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We need to shield the US space program from election cycle chaos
Space exploration is a long-term endeavor. It takes many years and boatloads of money to get a single spacecraft off the ground and out of Earth's atmosphere. Getting it to destinations outside the planet's orbit is even trickier. And if the plan is to send humans along for the ride, you can expect development to take longer than most US presidential terms. That's a problem, given that the execut
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How to do your laundry and not get sick
Doing the laundry is one of the way we maintain a clean and healthy household, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and cold and flu season right around the corner, is a standard wash enough? The soiled laundry in our hampers can be contaminated with all sorts of germs, including bodily fluids and food debris, which can be a source of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Environmental micro
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Scientists Put GPS Trackers Inside Fake Sea Turtle Eggs to Catch Poachers
InvestEGGator In order to track sea turtle egg poachers — and ideally bring them to justice — a team of biologists built a lookalike egg with a built in GPS tracker. The InvestEGGator, as it's dubbed, looks and feels enough like a sea turtle egg to hopefully fool poachers who raid turtle nests under the cover of darkness. But it's really a 3D-printed imposter with a locator stuffed inside, Wired
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New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers
A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations.
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Compact, low-cost system provides fast 3D hyperspectral imaging
Researchers report a new compact low-cost hyperspectral projector system that provides both depth information and hyperspectral images. The new system could be useful for autonomous driving systems, machine vision in industrial robotics, agricultural monitoring of crops, and monitoring material surfaces for wear and corrosion.
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Dog and human brains process faces differently
Researchers discovered striking similarities and differences in how dog and human brains process visual information about others. Faces are central to visual communication in humans, who possess a dedicated neural network for face processing. Although dogs also pay attention to faces, excel at eye contact and at reading facial emotion, they also rely on additional bodily signals to communicate. Ar
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Dog brains do not prefer faces
Even though dogs gaze into man's eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study from JNeurosci suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the face network found in primates may not extend to all mammals.
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Dogs' brains 'not hardwired' to respond to human faces
Study of brain activity shows no difference when dogs see back or front of a head Dog owners might love their pet's endearing puppy dog eyes and cute furry features, but it turns out the doggy brain is just as excited by the back of our heads as the front. For despite having evolved facial expressions that tug on the heartstrings of owners, researchers have found that unlike humans, dogs do not h
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Exxon Mobil Planning to Massively Increase Its Annual Emissions
Betting on Oil According to internal documents obtained by Bloomberg , America's largest oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil has been planning to increase annual carbon-dioxide emissions by 17 percent by 2025 — equivalent to about the output of the country of Greece. And that's not even the whole picture, as it only reflects Exxon's own operations as an oil company — not the emissions hit from mi
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Spinach: Good for Popeye and the planet
Spinach, when converted from its leafy, edible form into carbon nanosheets, acts as a catalyst for an oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
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Innovation could improve detection of COVID-19 infections
Researchers have developed a way to increase the sensitivity of the primary test used to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. Applying the findings could make the nasal swab test up to 10 times more sensitive and improve our ability to identify people who are infected but do not exhibit symptoms.
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Face masks unlikely to cause over-exposure to carbon dioxide, even in patients with lung disease, study finds
New research findings contradict statements linking wearing face masks to carbon dioxide poisoning by trapping carbon dioxide. During the COVID-19 pandemic the wearing of face masks has become a highly political issue with some individuals falsely claiming that wearing face masks may be putting people's health at risk.
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Ludwig study finds a common nutritional supplement might boost cancer immunotherapy
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a mechanism by which the tumor's harsh internal environment sabotages T lymphocytes, leading cellular agents of the anticancer immune response.
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He Became Depressed and His Sex Drive Disappeared. What Was the Cause?
'Everything was fine' for this salesman, but he couldn't shake his funk. His hormones may have had something to do with it.
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This Strange Plant Virus Could Treat Many Cancers
Scientists are using a virus harvested from a common plant to create cancer immunotherapies — and it's already proven to be effective at treating cancer in animals, Wired reports . In a study involving dogs, a virus harvested from the cowpea plant, the source of black-eyed peas, helped allow the immune system to identify and fight cancer cells. In conjunction with radiation therapy, a high dose i
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American universities dominate the science Nobels
The Nobel science prizes reward not only the individual laureates, but also their universities, a competition won by far by the United States' prestigious faculties.
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A new all-2-D light-emitting field-effect transistor
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), a two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductor, are promising materials for next-generation optoelectronic devices. They can emit strong light due to the large binding energies of excitons, quasiparticles composed of electron-hole pair, as well as an atomically thin nature. In existing 2-D light emitting devices, however, the simultaneous injection of electrons and
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New study reveals one way police officers can reduce shooting errors
In a new research paper published in Police Quarterly, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Paul Taylor found officers can significantly improve shoot/no-shoot decisions by simply lowering the position of their firearm. In the study, Taylor looked at 313 active law enforcement officers in a randomized controlled experiment that incorporated a police firearms t
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US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery
Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for a cure, the Nobel jury said.
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Epic scale of California wildfires continues to grow
The staggering scale of California's wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres.
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Australia would have its own centre for disease control under a Labor government
Anthony Albanese says the nation could have been better prepared for Covid-19 if it had a national body to monitor infectious diseases Full Australian Covid stats ; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map ; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list ; Qld hotspots list Sign up for Guardian Australia's coronavirus email Labor will use the opening of budget week to commit to establishing an Australian
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Shattering expectations: Novel seed dispersal gene found in green millet
For years, Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D., member and Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator and other researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center) drove up and down the highways of the continental United States, occasionally pulling over to the side of the road to collect small weedy plants and bring them back to the lab. The weedy grass was green millet (Setaria
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Light from rare earth: New opportunities for organic light-emitting diodes
Since its birth in the laboratory, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology has developed into an industry worth tens of billions of dollars in the past three decades. In industrial applications, the phosphorescent materials with 100% exciton utilization efficiency (EUE) have been able to meet the needs of three-primary red and green OLEDs for display. However, the long excited-state lifetim
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Scientist maps carbon dioxide emissions for entire US to improve environmental policy-making
With intense wildfires in the western U.S. and frequent, intense hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the nation is again affected by extreme weather-related events resulting from climate change. In response, cities, states and regions across the country are developing policies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, chiefly carbon dioxide (CO2). Even though many state and local governments ar
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Reducing the high social cost of death
How will you cope with the death of your mother or spouse? Their death may disturb your concentration, causing accidents or lowering your productivity. Some bereaved cannot sleep, and others cannot get out of bed. Some lose all appetite, while others binge eat constantly. Some become alcoholics, and some suicidal. Our responses may depend on our family, culture, community, or belief-systems, but w
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How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? The answer: not the organizations led by narcissists.
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Fly larvae extract will replace antibiotics in fighting plant pathogens
Biotechnologists from MIPT have developed a method for extracting the active constituents from the fat of black soldier fly larvae. These compounds possess unique antimicrobial properties and can destroy bacteria that cause farm crop diseases and are resistant to antibiotics. The study was published in Microorganisms.
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Soil scientists report on conditions in five climatic zones
A team of soil scientists from RUDN University organized a summer school to study urban soils in 5 climatic zones. Students from Germany, Russia, China, and the U.S. spent two weeks analyzing the state of soils and vegetation in cities and towns all the way from the Barents to the Azov Sea. The results of their study confirmed the effect of urbanization on the soil such as decrease of soil acidity
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Shattering expectations: Novel seed dispersal gene found in green millet
For years, Elizabeth (Toby) Kellogg, Ph.D., member and Robert E. King Distinguished Investigator and other researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center) drove up and down the highways of the continental United States, occasionally pulling over to the side of the road to collect small weedy plants and bring them back to the lab. The weedy grass was green millet (Setaria
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Fly larvae extract will replace antibiotics in fighting plant pathogens
Biotechnologists from MIPT have developed a method for extracting the active constituents from the fat of black soldier fly larvae. These compounds possess unique antimicrobial properties and can destroy bacteria that cause farm crop diseases and are resistant to antibiotics. The study was published in Microorganisms.
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Police violence takes a toll on mental health
Police violence—the subject of numerous protests globally—is taking a toll on people's mental health, according to new research The analysis of police violence and mental health found that law enforcement encounters lead to increased stress among civilians. In addition, the actions could impede a person's ability to cope or recover from such experiences, as well as broadly impact a community or p
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Hunger encourages risk-taking
The lives of animals in the wild are full of risky situations with uncertain outcomes. Whether they are exploring new habitats in unfamiliar terrain or searching for new food sources, they run the risk of being caught and killed by a predator. In many instances, their very survival depends on a single decision. Whether an animal decides to take a risk or prefers to avoid danger varies greatly from
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First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work
The rehoming of laboratory dogs was the first of its kind in Finland. The rehoming process was started with months of practicing basic pet dog skills with the dogs and by familiarizing them with the world outside the laboratory.
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Studies explore the role of cover crops in suppressing glyphosate-resistant horseweed
Horseweed is considered one of the most troublesome weeds in the United States and Canada—able to produce devastating losses in both corn and soybean yields when left uncontrolled. Populations of herbicide-resistant horseweed are now found in 18 countries, and many are resistant to multiple herbicide sites of action.
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Study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime
An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas.
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6,500-year-old copper workshop uncovered in the Negev Desert's Beer Sheva
A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert. The study, conducted over several years, began in 2017 in Beer Sheva when the workshop was first uncovered during an Israel Antiquities Authority emergency archeological excavation to sa
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Innovation could improve detection of COVID-19 infections
A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a way to increase the sensitivity of the primary test used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Applying their findings to computerized test equipment could improve our ability to identify people who are infected but do not exhibit symptoms.
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Spinach: Chemistry experiments show potential to power fuel cells
"Eat your spinach," is a common refrain from many people's childhoods. Spinach, the hearty, green vegetable chock full of nutrients, doesn't just provide energy in humans. It also has potential to help power fuel cells, according to a new paper by researchers in AU's Department of Chemistry. Spinach, when converted from its leafy, edible form into carbon nanosheets, acts as a catalyst for an oxyge
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Hunger encourages risk-taking
The lives of animals in the wild are full of risky situations with uncertain outcomes. Whether they are exploring new habitats in unfamiliar terrain or searching for new food sources, they run the risk of being caught and killed by a predator. In many instances, their very survival depends on a single decision. Whether an animal decides to take a risk or prefers to avoid danger varies greatly from
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First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work
The rehoming of laboratory dogs was the first of its kind in Finland. The rehoming process was started with months of practicing basic pet dog skills with the dogs and by familiarizing them with the world outside the laboratory.
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Scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication
In an in-depth study of neurons grown in laboratory petri dishes, researchers discovered how neuronal synapses find the energy to support intense communications bouts thought to underlie learning and memory.
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High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress
A new article describes the discovery of several promising small molecules that appear to reduce cellular stress in mouse skin cells and could lengthen life.
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Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new energy study concludes.
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Lego-like assembly of zeolitic membranes improves carbon capture
Chemical engineers have developed a new way to manufacture zeolitic membranes, state-of-the-art materials used for gas separation in harsh conditions.
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World's largest collection of moss species
Researchers have established the world's largest collection of moss species for the peat industry and science.
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Dust dampens albedo effect, spurs snowmelt in the heights of the Himalayas
Dust blowing onto high mountains in the western Himalayas is a bigger factor than previously thought in hastening the melting of snow there, researchers show. That's because dust – lots of it in the Himalayas – absorbs sunlight, heating the snow that surrounds it.
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New shortcut enables faster creation of spin pattern in magnet
Physicists have discovered a much faster approach to create a pattern of spins in a magnet. This 'shortcut' opens a new chapter in topology research. Interestingly, this discovery also offers an additional method to achieve more efficient magnetic data storage.
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Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells
A study of a solar-energy material with a bright future revealed a way to slow phonons, the waves that transport heat. The discovery could improve novel hot-carrier solar cells, which convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently than conventional solar cells by harnessing photogenerated charge carriers before they lose energy to heat.
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Deep learning gives drug design a boost
A computational tool may help pharmaceutical companies expand their ability to investigate the safety of drugs.
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Gemini South's high-def version of 'A Star is Born'
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year from launching, but the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers a glimpse of what the orbiting observatory should deliver.
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Gemini South's high-def version of 'A Star is Born'
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year from launching, but the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers a glimpse of what the orbiting observatory should deliver.
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Deep learning gives drug design a boost
When you take a medication, you want to know precisely what it does. Pharmaceutical companies go through extensive testing to ensure that you do.
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Life On Venus, Interstellar Clouds, Racial Inequality And Mouse Brains
A month's worth of cool science stories, summed up. Life On Venus, Interstellar Clouds, Racial Inequality And Mouse Brains Video of Life On Venus, Interstellar Clouds, Racial Inequality And Mouse Brains Space Monday, October 5, 2020 – 12:15 Alistair Jennings, Contributor (Inside Science) — In this monthly recap, Alistair Jennings from Inside Science sums up some of the most interesting recent s
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Astronomers: These 24 Exoplanets May Be Better for Life Than Earth
Harsh Reality In science class, you probably learned that the conditions on Earth are perfect for sustaining life. But your teacher might've been wrong. When it comes to habitability, Earth actually finishes in a downright-embarrassing 25th place in a ranking of known planets, according to research published in the journal Astrobiology . Finishing ahead of our pale blue dot are two dozen so-calle
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Deep learning gives drug design a boost
A computational tool may help pharmaceutical companies expand their ability to investigate the safety of drugs.
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Cyanobacteria as 'green' catalysts in biotechnology
Researchers show how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.
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Deep learning gives drug design a boost
When you take a medication, you want to know precisely what it does. Pharmaceutical companies go through extensive testing to ensure that you do.
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New study reveals one way police officers can reduce shooting errors
In a new research paper published in Police Quarterly, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Paul Taylor found officers can significantly improve shoot/no-shoot decisions by simply lowering the position of their firearm.
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Shattering expectations: novel seed dispersal gene found in green millet
Researchers at the Danforth Plant Science Center, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and DOE Joint Genome Institute generated genome sequences for nearly 600 green millet plants and released a very high-quality reference S. viridis genome sequence and also identified a gene related to seed dispersal in wild populations for the first time. Findings, "A genome resource for green millet Seta
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Twisting magnetization with light
A team of scientists led by the Max Born Institute (MBI), Berlin, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, has demonstrated how tiny magnetization patterns known as skyrmions can be written into a ferromagnetic material faster than previously thought possible. The researchers have clarified how the topology of the magnetic system changes in this process. The fi
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Scientist maps CO2 emissions for entire US to improve environmental policymaking
With wildfires in the West and hurricanes in the Gulf, the nation is affected by extreme weather-related events resulting from climate change. In response, lawmakers across the country are developing policies to reduce emissions, but the data they have is often inadequate. Kevin Gurney of Northern Arizona University published results in the Journal of Geophysical Research detailing greenhouse gas
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A Dangerous Year in America Enters Its Most Dangerous Month
Seven distinct factors between now and the election threaten to combine, compound, and reinforce each other in unpredictable ways.
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Hotter Days Widen Racial Gap in U.S. Schools, Data Shows
Higher temperatures are linked to worse test scores, but only for Black and Hispanic children. The likely culprit: a lack of air-conditioning.
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Did you solve it? The art of illusion
The grand 'reveal' of today's magic tricks Earlier today I showed you four optical illusions, and asked you to explain how the effect was achieved. None of the images were digitally altered. 1. The Soup Tin Continue reading…
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The Nobel prize for medicine goes for identifying hepatitis C
This year's winners identified the virus, and have thus saved many lives
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Risk factors for acute kidney injury after brain hemorrhage
Patients who suffer an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) face an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) during their hospitalization. AKI can lead to sudden kidney failure, kidney damage or even death. Researchers have determined which ICH patients are at the highest risk for this kidney injury so doctors can take precautions to prevent it.
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Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggs
By placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it's possible to gather key evidence needed to expose rampant illegal trade of the eggs, suggests a new study. The researchers specifically tested how well the decoy eggs work and their safety for the endangered turtles.
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High blood pressure linked to baroreflex in rats
Researchers describe a newly observed phenomenon in the way blood pressure is maintained in certain rats.
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The best of both worlds: A new take on metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing
Current 3D printers employ either plastic or metal only, and the conventional method to coat 3D plastic structures with metal is not environment-friendly and yields poor results. Now, scientists have developed a metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing technique that produces plastic structures with a highly adhesive metal coating on desired areas. This approach extends the use of 3D printers to 3D electr
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A small switch with a big impact
Minor changes in immune cells can significantly affect the immune response, scientists have now discovered. Their findings could be relevant for stem cell therapy.
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Cyanobacteria as 'green' catalysts in biotechnology
Researchers show how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.
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Millimeter-precision drug delivery to the brain
Focused ultrasound waves help researchers to deliver drugs to the brain with pinpoint accuracy, in other words only to where their effect is desired. This method is set to enable treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders and tumours with fewer side effects in the future.
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First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work
Researchers monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of house training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory animal facilities.
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Hunger encourages risk-taking
An insufficient food supply causes animals to engage in higher-risk behavior: the willingness to take risks rises by an average of 26 per cent in animals that have experienced hunger earlier in their lives. Scientists evaluated experimental studies involving more than 100 animal species.
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Efficient pollen identification
From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analysing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and requires considerable expertise. Scientists have now developed a method that allows them to efficiently automate the process of pollen analysis.
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Fly larvae extract will replace antibiotics in fighting plant pathogens
Biotechnologists from MIPT have developed a method for extracting the active constituents from the fat of black soldier fly larvae. These compounds possess unique antimicrobial properties and can destroy bacteria that cause farm crop diseases and are resistant to antibiotics.
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NIH scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication
In an in-depth study of neurons grown in laboratory petri dishes, National Institutes of Health researchers discovered how neuronal synapses find the energy to support intense communications bouts thought to underlie learning and memory.
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Life's Small-Molecule Problem
What if the signature of living things is the lack of a simple signature? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Japan's new prime minister picks fight with Science Council
Researchers see rejection of six nominees as threat to academic freedom
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Women are more likely to follow COVID safety measures
Women are more likely than men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, new research finds. Researchers report that women have practiced preventive practices of physical distancing , mask wearing, and maintaining hygiene to a greater degree than men. Women were also more likely to listen to experts and exhibit alarm and anxiety in response to COVID-19. T
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Location, location, location
A new Danish study from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark recently showed, that if athletes can place their glycogen close to the structures that produce the force in the muscle cells, they can cycle for a longer time, than if their glycogen is placed elsewhere in the muscle cells. In other words, the research results suggest that it i
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Spinach: good for popeye and the planet
Spinach, when converted from its leafy, edible form into carbon nanosheets, acts as a catalyst for an oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
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Researchers identify process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain
A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and the University of Florida has identified networks of genes that regulate the process responsible for determining whether neurons will regenerate in certain animals, such as zebrafish.
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Looking sharp: Most detailed image yet of famous stellar nursery
Astronomers using the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, have captured the western wall of the Carina Nebula in unprecedented detail in a compelling image released today. The image reveals a number of unusual structures in the nebula. The exquisite detail revealed in the image is in part due to a technology known as adaptive optics, which resulted in a ten-fold improveme
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RUDN School of Soil Sciences covered 5 climatic zones from the Barents Sea to the Azov Sea
A team of soil scientists from RUDN University organized a summer school to study urban soils in 5 climatic zones. Students from Germany, Russia, China, and the USA spent two weeks analyzing the state of soils and vegetation in cities and towns all the way from the Barents to the Azov Sea. The results of their study confirmed the effect of urbanization on the soil such as decrease of soil acidity,
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Study finds cancer mutations accumulate in distinct regions based on structure of genome and mutation
A study finds that cancer mutations occur in distinct patterns based on the 3D structure of the genome and the underlying cause of the mutation. This helps us to understand cancer better and may lead to new treatment approaches.
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Got science questions? Skype A Scientist can help
A non-profit dedicated to science communication has made a splash during COVID, offering video calls with science experts. Interested groups can fill out a form requesting particular topics. Individuals can also participate in events both online and in person. It is no secret that there is a lot of anti-intellectualism these days. Lots of people are increasingly distrustful of scientists , reject
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6,500-year-old copper workshop uncovered in the Negev Desert's Beer Sheva
A new study indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert. The new study also shows that the site may have made the first use in the world of a revolutionary apparatus: the furnace.
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Women more likely to embrace behaviors aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19
Women are more likely than are men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, new research finds.
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How Trump Could Have Exposed Biden and Others to COVID at the Debate
An expert on airborne virus transmission explains the risks of talking loudly without wearing a mask in an indoor environment — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New England Biolabs Expands its Luna® Portfolio with One-Step Master Mix for Multiplex RT-qPCR
The new Luna Probe One-Step RT-qPCR 4X Mix with UDG enables minimal sample handling, efficient performance and sensitive detection of up to five target RNA sequences, including those of low abundance for pathogen detection.
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Study identifies characteristics of infused CAR T cells associated with efficacy and toxicity in in patients with large B-cell lymphoma
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified molecular and cellular characteristics of anti-CD19 CAR T cell infusion products associated with how patients with large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) respond to treatment and develop side effects.
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Lego-like assembly of zeolitic membranes improves carbon capture
EPFL chemical engineers have developed a new way to manufacture zeolitic membranes, state-of-the-art materials used for gas separation in harsh conditions.
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Revealing secret of lithium-rich stars by monitoring their heartbeats
A recent study from an international team led by Prof. ZHAO Gang, Prof. SHI Jianrong, and Dr. YAN Hongliang from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) found that most lithium-rich stars are the so-called "red clumps" rather than the "red giants" as previously thought.
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Mapping the chaos of movement
Predicting animal behavior could one day be possible, say researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, and a new study has made progress in this area by developing a framework based on the motion of a tiny species of worm.
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Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells
Using specialized nanoparticles, MIT engineers have developed a way to turn off specific genes in cells of the bone marrow, which play an important role in producing blood cells.
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Invasional meltdown in multi-species plant communities
New research led by University of Konstanz ecologists reveals invasional meltdown in multi-species plant communities and identifies the soil microbiome as a major driver of invasion success.
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Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power, the findings of a major new energy study concludes.
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SIG results from national personalized medicine program for kids with aggressive cancer
This is the first report of significantly positive results from an Australian personalized medicine program for children with aggressive or recurring cancer. The paper, published in Nature Medicine, shows that: More than 90% had their genetic mutation identified. More than 70% were provided with a personalised treatment within a clinically relevant time frame. In 30% of cases the tumor shrank and
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Neuroscientists discover a molecular mechanism that allows memories to form
Encoding memories in engram cells is controlled by large-scale remodeling of the proteins and DNA that make up cells' chromatin, according to an MIT study. This chromatin remodeling, which allows specific genes involved in storing memories to become more active, takes place in multiple stages spread out over several days.
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Memory of the Venus flytrap
In a study to be published in Nature Plants, a graduate student Mr. Hiraku Suda and Professor Mitsuyasu Hasebe of the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) in Okazaki, Japan, together with their colleagues, have succeeded in visualizing intracellular calcium concentrations in the Venus flytrap and have demonstrated that its short-term memory can indeed be explained by changes in calcium conc
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Dust dampens albedo effect, spurs snowmelt in the heights of the Himalayas
Dust blowing onto high mountains in the western Himalayas is a bigger factor than previously thought in hastening the melting of snow there, researchers show in a study published Oct. 5 in Nature Climate Change. That's because dust – lots of it in the Himalayas – absorbs sunlight, heating the snow that surrounds it.
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New shortcut enables faster creation of spin pattern in magnet
Physicists have discovered a much faster approach to create a pattern of spins in a magnet. This 'shortcut' opens a new chapter in topology research. Interestingly, this discovery also offers an additional method to achieve more efficient magnetic data storage. The research will be published on 5 October in Nature Materials.
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Benefits, risks seen with antibiotics-first for appendicitis
Antibiotics are a good choice for some patients with appendicitis but not all, according to study results published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Although surgery has been the standard treatment for 120 years, CODA, the largest trial of appendicitis treatment, found that study participants assigned to antibiotics reported a quality of life no worse than that of those assigned to su
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Study: 2016 election negatively affected mental health of Muslim college students
The 2016 presidential election was linked to considerable mental health declines among Muslim college students, with religious Muslims seeing the largest declines in mental health, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
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Health care-associated infections among critically ill children
This observational study looked at changes from 2013 to 2018 in the rates of catheter-associated bloodstream and urinary tract infections among critically ill infants and children the United States.
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Muslim young adult mental health before, after presidential election
How the 2016 US presidential election was associated with changes in the mental health of Muslim college students was assessed in this study.
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Internet searches for mental health issues in New York during COVID-19 pandemic
Changes in internet searches in New York for mental health issues, including anxiety, panic attack, insomnia and depression, during the COVID-19 pandemic were analyzed in this study.
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Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggs
By placing 3D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it's possible to gather key evidence needed to expose rampant illegal trade of the eggs, suggests a study publishing in the journal Current Biology on October 5, 2020. The researchers specifically tested how well the decoy eggs work and their safety for the endangered turtles.
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Telemedicine saves chronic pain patients time and money
Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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How Trump Could Have Exposed Biden and Others to COVID at the Debate
An expert on airborne virus transmission explains the risks of talking loudly without wearing a mask in an indoor environment — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Diagnosing COVID-19 in just 30 minutes
Researchers have developed a one-pot diagnostic method for detecting pathogenic RNAs with PCR-level sensitivity. Diagnostic technology for new infectious diseases can be developed within a week to prevent confusion caused by new epidemics in the future.
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Report: Electric Vehicles Cost Half as Much to Maintain
Long Game Over a lifetime of use, electric cars are vastly cheaper to maintain than cars that run on gas. That's according to a new report by Consumer Reports that found that electric vehicles (EVs) cost roughly half as much to maintain as a gas car, and that the savings were about the same regardless of whether the car was a hybrid or entirely battery-powered. The bonus could help offset the fac
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Upptäckt av hepatit c-virus belönas med Nobelpris
I år tillkännagavs Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin 2020 runt lunchtid på måndagen den 5 oktober, då Thomas Perlmann, sekreterare i Nobelkommittén, berättade att priset ska delas lika mellan tre forskare: Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton och Charles M. Rice. Forskarna har bidragit med varsitt steg till upptäckten av hepatit c-virus:
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2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were jointly honored for their decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem.
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An illustrated kingdom of fantastical plants | Nirupa Rao
Botanical artist Nirupa Rao captures the spirit and beauty of nature in watercolor. With a portfolio of enchanting, scientifically accurate illustrations, she aims to reignite our emotional connection to the environment — and open our eyes to an entire kingdom hidden in plain sight.
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Diagnosing COVID-19 in just 30 minutes
Researchers have developed a one-pot diagnostic method for detecting pathogenic RNAs with PCR-level sensitivity. Diagnostic technology for new infectious diseases can be developed within a week to prevent confusion caused by new epidemics in the future.
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Some planets may be better for life than Earth
Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own. Some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our sun.
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'The Wire' Inspired a Fake Turtle Egg That Spies on Poachers
Scientists 3D-printed sea turtle eggs and stuffed transmitters inside. When poachers pulled them out of nests, the devices tracked their every move.
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Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggs
By placing 3-D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it's possible to gather key evidence needed to expose rampant illegal trade of the eggs, suggests a study publishing in the journal Current Biology on October 5. The researchers specifically tested how well the decoy eggs work and their safety for the endangered turtles.
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Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells
Using specialized nanoparticles, MIT engineers have developed a way to turn off specific genes in cells of the bone marrow, which play an important role in producing blood cells. These particles could be tailored to help treat heart disease or to boost the yield of stem cells in patients who need stem cell transplants, the researchers say.
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Dust dampens albedo effect, spurs snowmelt in the heights of the Himalayas
Dust blowing onto high mountains in the western Himalayas is a bigger factor than previously thought in hastening the melting of snow there, researchers show in a study published Oct. 5 in Nature Climate Change.
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Invasional meltdown in multi-species plant communities
Invasive alien plant species can pose a serious threat to native biodiversity and to human well-being. Identifying the factors that contribute to invasion success is therefore crucial. Previous studies on biological invasions have focused mainly on interactions between one alien and one native species, attributing invasion success to the superior competitive ability of the invading aliens. Very fe
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New shortcut enables faster creation of spin pattern in magnet
Physicists have discovered a much faster approach to create a pattern of spins in a magnet. This shortcut opens a new chapter in topology research. This discovery also offers an additional method to achieve more efficient magnetic data storage. The research will be published on 5 October in Nature Materials.
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Researchers probe memory of the Venus flytrap
The carnivorous plant Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) captures and digests small animals and absorbs nutrients with its characteristic insectivorous leaves. Six sensory hairs on the inner surface of each leaf sense a visiting prey and cause the trap to close. A single contact event with a sensory hair is not sufficient, but a second contact within 30 seconds will induce the trap to close quickly
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Studies explore the role of cover crops in suppressing glyphosate-resistant horseweed
Horseweed is considered one of the most troublesome weeds in the United States and Canada – able to produce devastating losses in both corn and soybean yields when left uncontrolled. Two recent studies – one published by the journal Weed Science and the other by the journal Weed Technology – provide insights on the role cover crops might play in controlling horseweed and reducing the need for herb
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Deep learning gives drug design a boost
A computational tool created at Rice University may help pharmaceutical companies expand their ability to investigate the safety of drugs.
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Endangered baby sea turtles may have a new savior: GPS eggs
Tech allows researchers to spy on local wildlife trafficking routes
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Tracking sea turtle egg traffickers with GPS-enabled decoy eggs
By placing 3-D-printed and GPS-enabled decoy sea turtle eggs into nests on the beach, it's possible to gather key evidence needed to expose rampant illegal trade of the eggs, suggests a study publishing in the journal Current Biology on October 5. The researchers specifically tested how well the decoy eggs work and their safety for the endangered turtles.
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Invasional meltdown in multi-species plant communities
Invasive alien plant species can pose a serious threat to native biodiversity and to human well-being. Identifying the factors that contribute to invasion success is therefore crucial. Previous studies on biological invasions have focused mainly on interactions between one alien and one native species, attributing invasion success to the superior competitive ability of the invading aliens. Very fe
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Researchers probe memory of the Venus flytrap
The carnivorous plant Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) captures and digests small animals and absorbs nutrients with its characteristic insectivorous leaves. Six sensory hairs on the inner surface of each leaf sense a visiting prey and cause the trap to close. A single contact event with a sensory hair is not sufficient, but a second contact within 30 seconds will induce the trap to close quickly
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Efter beton-skandale: Bach Gruppen-firma lukker omstridt værk i Nordhavn
Et betonværk i Nordhavn, der angiveligt har leveret beton til skandalebyggeri på Amager, bliver nu lukket ned. Det sker blot en uge efter afsløringen af, at værket tilbage i 2015 fik sit certifikat inddraget.
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The President's Coronavirus Treatment
I've had emails asking me what I think about President Trump's illness and the course of treatment that he's under. To be honest, this wasn't a subject that I really felt like writing about – every time I write anything about Trump here, I regret it – but the reports have been so increasingly odd that I think that a discussion is in order. I have to start off by admitting that the timeline of the
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Gemini South's high-def version of 'A Star is Born'
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year from launching, but the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers from Rice University and Dublin City University a glimpse of what the orbiting observatory should deliver.
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Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells
Led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study of a solar-energy material with a bright future revealed a way to slow phonons, the waves that transport heat. The discovery could improve novel hot-carrier solar cells, which convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently than conventional solar cells by harnessing photogenerated
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6,500-year-old copper workshop uncovered in the Negev Desert's Beer Sheva
A new study indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert. The new study also shows that the site may have made the first use in the world of a revolutionary apparatus: the furnace.
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Study reveals risk factors for acute kidney injury after brain hemorrhage
Patients who suffer an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) face an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) during their hospitalization. AKI can lead to sudden kidney failure, kidney damage or even death. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have determined which ICH patients are at the highest risk for this kidney injury so doctors can take precautions to prevent it.
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Holidays bring severe spike in nut allergies for children
A new study examining the link between peanut and tree-nut anaphylaxis in children and holidays found spikes at Halloween and Easter. The study, led by a team of researchers from the Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC), found that most were previously unknown allergies, calling for increased awareness.
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NIST innovation could improve detection of COVID-19 infections
NIST has developed a way to increase the sensitivity of the primary test used to detect the virus that causes COVID-19. Applying the findings could make the nasal swab test up to 10 times more sensitive and improve our ability to identify people who are infected but do not exhibit symptoms.
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Efficient pollen identification
From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analyzing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and requires considerable expertise. In cooperation with Technische Universität (TU) Ilmenau, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UF
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Efficient pollen identification
From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analyzing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and requires considerable expertise. In cooperation with Technische Universität (TU) Ilmenau, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UF
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NASA Pays $14 Million for 3D Printing Space Habitat Technology
Project Olympus US-based construction technologies startup ICON has signed a $14 million contract with NASA to develop a 3D-printing-based construction system called "Project Olympus" for the Moon. The NASA funding was included as part of a Small Business Innovation Research contract through the Air Force to eventually build a Moon base capable of supporting future trips to the Moon. "Building hu
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Flying through an undersea 'stained-glass window'
Nature, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02802-7 Cayne Layton dives into his work on restoring kelp forests in cold-water oceans.
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Women and men executives have differing perceptions of healthcare workplaces according to a survey report in the Journal of Healthcare Management
Healthcare organizations that can attract and retain talented women executives have the advantage over their peers, finds a special report in the September/October issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
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Carbon storage from the lab
Researchers at the University of Freiburg established the world's largest collection of moss species for the peat industry and science
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UB study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime
An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas.
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New tools improve care for cancers that spread to the brain
The UVA team says its findings will help doctors and patients make better-informed treatment decisions, enhance the care of brain metastases, and enable hospitals to improve the coordination and effectiveness of their interdisciplinary treatment programs.
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Caring for others is a key driver in getting people to use chatbots for mental health
A study assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services in the wake of a mass shooting. The researchers found that users' desire to help others with mental health problems was a more powerful driver than seeking help for their own problems.
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210Pb dating of marine sedimentary cores
Fourteen laboratories participated in this interlaboratory comparison exercise (ILC). The results indicated good analytical performance by the participating laboratories, but the results of the 210Pb dating did not reach the desired level of satisfaction.
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On the trail of causes of radiation events during space flight
Scientists have made significant progress in understanding the sources of radiation events that could impact human space-flight operations. Relativistic Electron Precipitation (REP) events are instances when high energy electrons move through areas of space at significant fractions of the speed of light. These REP events may pose challenges to human spaceflight, specifically during extravehicular
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New method for in utero 4D imaging of baby hearts may aid diagnosis of congenital heart disease
Researchers at King's College London have developed a new method for helping detect congenital heart disease of a baby in pregnant mothers using MRI. Existing in-utero approaches are compromised by fetal motion, but the novel method corrects the motion to present 4D visualizations of the heart depicting major vessels and blood flow circulation. With further development, the method could become a n
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Pitt trauma experts aim to reduce deaths by providing blood-clotting agent
The study found the drug can help the most severely injured trauma patients.
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Tips to protect yourself in a flu and COVID 'twindemic'
Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated for the flu, fearing COVID-19 and flu cases could become a "twindemic" that would overburden the nation's health care and testing system. The flu is a serious virus in its own right: Up to 56 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and an estimated 24,000 to 62,000 deaths, including 188 children, acc
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Dansk firma holder dyrene varme med data
PLUS. Glyngøre-virksomheden Skov, der leverer klimastyring til stalde, mærker en stigende efterspørgsel på dataindsamling og digitale løsninger. Det har fået virksomheden til at omstille forretningsmodellen.
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Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin 2020: Upptäckten av hepatit-C en framgångssaga
Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin år 2020 går till upptäckten av hepatit C-virus. Forskare från Lunds universitet kommenterar.
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Researchers Who Discovered Hepatitis C Earn Nobel Prize
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles Rice share the Physiology or Medicine award for their contributions to identifying the virus and demonstrating that it was responsible for hepatitis among blood transfusion recipients.
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The first Rolls-Royce SUV has tricks that might actually justify its price tag
The 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Magic-hour lighting comes separately. (Dan Carney/) Posh folks who drive a Rolls-Royce have always boasted about what the company describes as a "magic carpet ride." But with the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan—the traditional luxury icon's first foray into the SUV segment—translating customer expectations of that smooth ride into what is ostensibly an off-road bruiser wo
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New Reactor Design Could Produce First Ever Energy-Positive Fusion Reaction
Nuclear fusion has gone from a scientists' pipe dream to a technology attracting serious investment. Now one of the startups chasing this holy grail of energy production has published a series of peer-reviewed scientific papers that validate the underlying physics of their approach . For decades, the leading hope for achieving fusion power has been the International Thermonuclear Experimental Rea
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Video: The Arctic: A delicate icy ecosystem
The Arctic is one of the most rapidly changing regions in the world. Diminishing sea ice, thawing permafrost and melting glaciers are all direct effects of rising global temperatures – driven by human-made emissions.
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Så påverkas du av Nobelpriset i medicin
Nobelpriset i medicin kan ibland vara komplicerat, men en sak är säker: Årets pris har räddat miljontals liv. – Tack vare årets medicinpris så finns det i dag mediciner som botar hepatit C, säger Victoria Dyring, programledare för Vetenskapens värld.
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Reactions to perceived broken promises lead to workplace stress for police officers
Negative feelings resulting from perceived broken promises from employers within UK police forces are a major cause of workplace stress, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
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Hunger encourages risk-taking
An insufficient food supply causes animals to engage in higher-risk behaviour: the willingness to take risks rises by an average of 26 per cent in animals that have experienced hunger earlier in their lives. That reveals a metaanalysis of scientists from the universities of Bielefeld and Jena (Germany). They evaluated experimental studies involving more than 100 animal species.
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First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work
Researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Helsinki monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of toilet training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory animal facilities.
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Efficient pollen identification
From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analysing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and requires considerable expertise. Scientists have now developed a method that allows them to efficiently automate the process of pollen analysis. Their study
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Potential drug treatment for particular type of lung-cancer
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Nature Communications the mechanism making some lung-cancer patients resistant to the drug osimertinib. In addition, they suggest a combined drug treatment resolving osimertinib resistance in the case of cancer cells expressing low amounts of AXL, a protein belonging to the class of receptor tyrosine kinases.
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High blood pressure linked to baroreflex in rats
Researchers describe a newly observed phenomenon in the way blood pressure is maintained in certain rats.
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A RUDN University biologist described how a harmless bacterium turns into a phytopathogen
A researcher from RUDN University suggested that Xanthomonas bacteria that are harmful to plants might have developed from a nonpathogenic related species by receiving virulence genes from other species of bacteria.
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A RUDN University physicist simplified the Einstein-lovelock theory for black holes
Allowing for quantum corrections, the Einstein-Lovelock theory describes black holes with an equation that contains an infinite number of terms. However, according to a RUDN University physicist, the geometry of a black hole in this theory can be presented in a compact form, and a limited number of terms can suffice to describe the observed values. This could help scientists study black holes in t
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Beirut explosion was one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in history, new analysis shows
The explosion in the Port of Beirut was one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts in history—releasing enough energy in a matter of milliseconds to power more than 100 homes for a year—according to a new assessment of the disaster by engineers from the University of Sheffield.
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World's largest collection of moss species
Peatlands, with their huge diversity of peat moss species, store about 30 percent of the Earth's soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon as all the world's forests combined. However, peat harvesting and climate change are threatening these long-term carbon stores because there is not enough founder material for cultivating peat mosses on a large scale.
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Researchers classify lesion from trichomonosis in birds
Oral avian trichomonosis is an infection caused by parasitic protozoon Trichomonas gallinae. By infecting mainly the oropharyngeal and crop mucosa, the severe lesions can cause the death of the birds due to suffocation or starvation, by preventing them from swallowing, or causing a lethal systemic infection. In order to facilitate the prognostication and to establish the best treatment of this inf
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Wildlife conservation undermines the rights of indigenous people and local communities in India
An interactive map developed by the Environmental Justice Atlas team at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) reveals that certain forms of wildlife conservation undermine the rights of indigenous people and local communities living within protected areas across India.
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Lead isotope dating of marine sedimentary cores
Laboratories from 14 countries (with different levels of experience in radiometric measurement of radionuclides in environmental samples and in the application of the 210Pb dating method) participated in an interlaboratory comparison (ILC) exercise related to the application of the 210Pb sediment dating technique. The exercise was conducted in the framework of a research project coordinated by the
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Why we should leave old oil rigs in the sea, and why we don't
Decommissioning the UK's offshore oil and gas infrastructure will cost the taxpayer £24 billion, according to estimates from HMRC. So why can't we leave man-made structures in the sea and thereby save the cost of removal and recycling? That would be a big win for the public purse. However, to do that, we would have to test the pillars of sustainability: the economy, environment and society.
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How we make moral decisions
Imagine that one day you're riding the train and decide to hop the turnstile to avoid paying the fare. It probably won't have a big impact on the financial well-being of your local transportation system. But now ask yourself, "What if everyone did that?" The outcome is much different—the system would likely go bankrupt and no one would be able to ride the train anymore.
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New method of connecting precast concrete beams and columns
A new method of connecting precast beams and columns will make it possible to quickly repair concrete buildings damaged by extreme events such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
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World's largest collection of moss species
Peatlands, with their huge diversity of peat moss species, store about 30 percent of the Earth's soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon as all the world's forests combined. However, peat harvesting and climate change are threatening these long-term carbon stores because there is not enough founder material for cultivating peat mosses on a large scale.
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Researchers classify lesion from trichomonosis in birds
Oral avian trichomonosis is an infection caused by parasitic protozoon Trichomonas gallinae. By infecting mainly the oropharyngeal and crop mucosa, the severe lesions can cause the death of the birds due to suffocation or starvation, by preventing them from swallowing, or causing a lethal systemic infection. In order to facilitate the prognostication and to establish the best treatment of this inf
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Wildlife conservation undermines the rights of indigenous people and local communities in India
An interactive map developed by the Environmental Justice Atlas team at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) reveals that certain forms of wildlife conservation undermine the rights of indigenous people and local communities living within protected areas across India.
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The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
As the hiring season gets underway, academic listings are still way down from last year, but there are signs of the job market picking back up.
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Conservationists may be forced to relocate cold-loving butterflies over next 50 years, study reveals
Some of Europe's native butterflies may have to be moved to colder climes if they are to survive global warming, a new study suggests.
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Transition to low carbon economy must be inclusive, say researchers
The success of measures aimed at reducing the impact of climate change depend greatly on place, time and social contexts, according to a new policy briefing involving a University of York academic.
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Researchers identify unique populations of dunes sagebrush lizard
New genetic studies reveal important information about populations of the dunes sagebrush lizard, which researchers say may warrant land conservation in areas where unique populations of the species are threatened by habitat interference.
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80-year-old antibiotic redesigned for new medical uses
Physicians and scientists have long searched the natural world for chemicals that can improve human health. However, evolutionary selection optimized natural chemicals to benefit their host, not for safety or efficacy in humans. This mismatch inspired chemists at the University of Tokyo to alter useful natural products for better, safer use in people. Their approach has transformed one of the worl
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Cyanobacteria as 'green' catalysts in biotechnology
Researchers from TU Graz and Ruhr University Bochum show in the journal ACS Catalysis how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.
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Custom fabricated microscope lens inspired by lighthouse
An optical device that resembles a miniaturized lighthouse lens can make it easier to peer into Petri dishes and observe molecular-level details of biological processes, including cancer cell growth. Developed by KAUST, the new lens is also very cost effective.
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What South Africa's teachers brought to the virtual classroom during COVID-19
While celebrating this year's World Teachers Day, we should recognize how the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the key role that teachers already play in South Africa's schools.
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A Sexting Scandal Puts a Politician in the Hot Seat
The whole point of Cal Cunningham was that he was supposed to be boring. The North Carolina Democrat is not the most dynamic campaigner, but polls have consistently given him a lead over the Republican incumbent, Thom Tillis, in the race for U.S. Senate. Now that lead is up in the air. On Thursday, a report revealed texts between Cunningham, a married father of two, and a Democratic strategist. T
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Promising breath-test for cancer
The global quest to use a person's breath analysis for rapid, inexpensive and accurate early-stage testing for cancer and other diseases has taken a leap forward. In a new paper in the British Journal of Cancer, Flinders University researchers have reported significant progress in developing a method to test exhaled breath profiles which accurately differentiate head and neck cancer from non-cance
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The best of both worlds: A new take on metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing
Current 3D printers employ either plastic or metal only, and the conventional method to coat 3D plastic structures with metal is not environment-friendly and yields poor results. Now, scientists from Waseda University, Japan, have developed a metal-plastic hybrid 3D printing technique that produces plastic structures with a highly adhesive metal coating on desired areas. This approach extends the
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Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance
By accounting for sweat physiology, method can make better use of electrodermal activity for tracking subconscious changes in physical or emotional state.
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Diagnosing COVID-19 in just 30 minutes
POSTECH professors Jeong Wook Lee and Gyoo Yeol Jung's team develops a one-pot diagnostic method for detecting pathogenic RNAs with PCR-level sensitivity. Diagnostic technology for new infectious diseases can be developed within a week to prevent confusion caused by new epidemics in the future.
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Reducing the high social cost of death
Researchers in Japan report on how bereavement can have far-reaching implications to an individual's health and their economic status. Deeper grief caused by the death of a loved one, correlates with an overarching decline in quality of life, seen in physical ailments, more down time, and higher rates of medical reliance. The report also highlights how you can possible predict who may need the mos
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A small switch with a big impact
Minor changes in immune cells can significantly affect the immune response, scientists of the University of Würzburg have now discovered. Their findings could be relevant for stem cell therapy.
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How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders "infect" the very cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels–even after they are gone.
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Cyanobacteria as "green" catalysts in biotechnology
Researchers from TU Graz and Ruhr University Bochum show in the journal ACS Catalysis how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.
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Millimetre-precision drug delivery to the brain
Focused ultrasound waves help ETH researchers to deliver drugs to the brain with pinpoint accuracy, in other words only to where their effect is desired. This method is set to enable treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders and tumours with fewer side effects in the future.
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New study finds largest population increase among US adult electronic cigarette users is in younger adults that have never smoked combustible cigarettes
A new study from the American Cancer Society assessed trends between 2014 and 2018 in the prevalence of e-cigarette use and population count of e-cigarette users, according to combustible cigarette smoking histories, in younger (18-29 years), middle-aged (30-49 years), and older (?50 years.) U.S. adults.
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80-year-old antibiotic redesigned for new medical uses
Chemists at the University of Tokyo have transformed one of the world's oldest antibiotics into new versions that – in preliminary lab tests – appear to be safer, stronger drugs to combat antibiotic resistance. Moreover, these altered versions of the antibiotic exhibit species-specific ion channel activity.
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Are brain-computer interface spellers secure?
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which aim to construct a pathway for people to interact with computers directly by thought, have received great attention in recent years. An electroencephalogram-based BCI speller, which allows the user to input text to computer using brain signals, is one of the most popular BCI systems. However, researchers in China show that these BCI spellers can be easily at
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Conservationists may be forced to relocate cold-loving butterflies over next 50 years, study reveals
Some of Europe's native butterflies may have to be moved to colder climes if they are to survive global warming, a new study suggests.
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Researchers identify unique populations of dunes sagebrush lizard
New genetic studies reveal important information about populations of the dunes sagebrush lizard, which researchers say may warrant land conservation in areas where unique populations of the species are threatened by habitat interference.
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80-year-old antibiotic redesigned for new medical uses
Physicians and scientists have long searched the natural world for chemicals that can improve human health. However, evolutionary selection optimized natural chemicals to benefit their host, not for safety or efficacy in humans. This mismatch inspired chemists at the University of Tokyo to alter useful natural products for better, safer use in people. Their approach has transformed one of the worl
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Cyanobacteria as 'green' catalysts in biotechnology
Researchers from TU Graz and Ruhr University Bochum show in the journal ACS Catalysis how the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be significantly increased. This brings biotechnological and thus eco-friendly application a big step closer.
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III-V semiconductor photonic integrated circuits go quantum
Quantum emitters are key for a range of technologies including LEDs, lasers and, in particular, photonic quantum communication and computation protocols. So far, scientists have turned to diamond and silicon carbide (SiC) to develop single photon sources on account of their wide band gap and excellent optical properties. However, the shortcomings of these semiconductors are highlighted by attempts
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Squeezing light: Developing an integrated nanophotonic device to generate squeezed light
Scientists can generate squeezed light via strongly driven spontaneous four-wave mixing below threshold in silicon nitride microring resonators. The generated light can be characterized with homodyne detection (to extract phase- or frequency-encoded information) and through direct measurements of photon statistics. In a new report now published on Science Advances, V.D. Vaidya, and a team of scien
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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020: Discovery of Hepatitis C virus
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is being awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.
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Physicist and student run the numbers on paradox free time travel
For a century, the specter of paradoxes has loomed over physics theories and science fiction scripts. A University of Queensland undergraduate and his supervisor ran the numbers and found paradox-free time travel to be mathematically consistent. But the practical hurdles to time travel vastly out distance the mathematical ones. Science fiction requires its fans to suspend their disbelief, and the
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Women more likely to embrace behaviors aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19
Women are more likely than are men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, new research finds.
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How long does the preschool advantage last?
Children who attend preschool enter kindergarten with greater skills than those who don't, but that advantage is nearly halved by the end of the year as their counterparts quickly begin to catch up, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Microscope lens inspired by lighthouse
Custom-fabricated lenses make it easy to attach high-tech microscopes directly to cell incubators.
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Air stable intrinsically stretchable color-conversion layers for stretchable displays
The development of a stretchable display that can be bent, stretched, and attached to the skin as a free-standing film appeared in science fiction films is expected to be one step closer. The research team led by Prof. Tae-Woo Lee from Seoul National University announced on the 29th that they have successfully achieved a stretchable color conversion layer (SCCL) using perovskite nanocrystals (PeNC
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Two-dimensional optical spatial differentiation and high-contrast imaging
Scientists from China and America demonstrate broadband two-dimensional spatial differentiation and high-contrast edge imaging based on a dielectric metasurface. The edge detection method works for both intensity and phase objects simply by inserting the metasurface into a commercial optical microscope. This highly efficient metasurface performing a basic optical differentiation operation opens ne
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Light from rare earth: new opportunities for organic light-emitting diodes
Efficient and stable blue OLED is still a challenge due to the lack of emitter simultaneously with high efficiency and short excited-state lifetime. A blue emission cerium(III) complex was demonstrated for a high efficiency OLEDs with superior stability. The excellent performance could be assigned to the nanoseconds spin- and parity- allowed 5d?4f transition of Ce3+ ion. Along with adjustable emis
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Amphiphilic AIE-active sensor: Breaking the bottleneck of AIE bioimaging
Currently, aggregation induced emission luminogens (AIEgens) materials reveal excellent performance in bioimaging. However, the current AIEgens suffer from poor targeting selectivity due to undesirable aggregation in hydrophilic biosystem with "always-on" fluorescence or unspecific aggregation in lipophilic organelle with premature activated fluorescence. Wei-Hong Zhu's group from the East China U
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The heat is on for building 3D artificial organ tissues
Bioengineers have devised a technology that uses heat to remotely control the positioning and timing of cell functions to build 3-dimensional, artificial, living tissues. They designed 3-D printed fluid systems to supply penetrating heat, which allows them to manipulate the genetic wiring of cells deep in artificial tissues. Their vision for the future is to try to find ways to direct cells to for
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How the brain helps us navigate social differences
Researchers found that, among pairs of people who had very different socioeconomic backgrounds – calculated according to education level and family income – there was a higher level of activity in an area of the frontal lobe called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The area is associated with speech production and rule-based language as well as cognitive and attentional control.
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40 percent of Amazon could now exist as rainforest or savanna-like ecosystems
Researchers focused on the stability of tropical rainforests in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. With their approach they were able to explore how rainforests respond to changing rainfall.
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Anglo-Saxon warlord found by detectorists could redraw map of post-Roman Britain
A discovery by a metal detectorist on club outing proved to be a significant burial with the remains of an imposing warlord, along with well-preserved weapons and items.
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A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times.
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Body size of the extinct Megalodon indeed off the charts in the shark world
A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark, about 15 meters (50 feet) in length, is indeed anomalously large compared to body sizes of its relatives.
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How to Unlearn Racism
Implicit bias training isn't enough. What actually works? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hulu's 'Monsterland' Is America
The show, with each episode set in a different American city, is about decay—moral, physical, civilizational.
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Wild Chickens Rule the Streets in Some Beach Towns. Here's Why One Scientist Is Studying Them
There's a man who loves chickens almost as much as he loves science. He's probing the depths of evolutionary biology, genetics and the unexpected benefits of feral birds.
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Discoverers of hepatitis C virus win Nobel medicine prize
Honour given special resonance in year when world is gripped by coronavirus pandemic
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Nvidia to build UK's most powerful supercomputer
Cambridge-1 will be used for drug discovery and healthcare challenges such as Covid
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Planetary nebula IPHASX J191104.8+060845 explored in detail
An international team of astronomers has investigated a bipolar planetary nebula designated IPHASX J191104.8+060845. Results of the new study provide essential information about the morphology and physical properties of this object. The research is detailed in a paper published September 23 on arXiv.org.
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Online and in the classroom, COVID-19 has put new demands on teachers
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were on lockdown in South Africa from March 2020. They only partially reopened in June, despite teacher unions' concerns about the timing and lack of adequate protection for teachers and learners.
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What It's Like to Meet a Friend You Know Only From Video Games
Each installment of The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic 's Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship. This week she talks with a group of childhood friends who adopted a new member, Jordan, after meeting him over video-game voice chat. Several months into their friendship, Jordan moved to where the others lived,
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Underreported and overlooked: Study shows severity of childhood obesity in Guam
More than 27 percent of children living on Guam between the ages of 2 and 8 were found to be obese or overweight, according to a study from the University of Guam's Children's Healthy Living Program. The findings were published on Aug. 20 in the journal Nutrients.
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High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress
A new paper in the journal Science Advances describes the discovery of several promising small molecules that appear to reduce cellular stress in mouse skin cells and could lengthen life.
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DTU: Flere beretninger om sexisme kan være et sundhedstegn
PLUS. En anonym plakatkampagne satte for godt to år fokus på seksuelle krænkelser. I midten af august i år blev der lagt et indlæg op på facebook om emnet. Større fokus kan få flere til at komme ud af busken, lyder forklaringen.
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How to Unlearn Racism
Implicit bias training isn't enough. What actually works? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Key insights into land degradation from seven African countries
Land is essential to our lives—we grow food on it and rely on it for economic growth and development. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately 83% of people depend directly on land for survival.
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World's first direct observation of the magneto-Thomson effect
Applying a temperature gradient and a charge current to an electrical conductor leads to the release and absorbtion of heat. This is called the Thomson effect. In a first, NIMS and AIST have directly observing the magneto-Thomson effect, which is the magnetic-field-induced modulation of the Thomson effect. This success may contribute to the development of new functions and technologies for thermal
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La Niña will give us a wet summer. That's great weather for mosquitoes
The return of the La Niña weather pattern will see a wetter spring and summer in many parts of Australia.
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Study shows that African herbivores that eat mixed diets or migrate have more stable populations
A pair of researchers, one with Yale University, the other the University of the Witwatersrand, reports that African herbivores that eat mixed diets or migrate have more stable populations than do those who eat just one food and do not migrate. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, A. Carla Staver and Gareth Hempson describe two theories to predict population stability for Afri
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Förtroende för forskare polariserar svenskar
Högersympatisörer är mer misstänksamma mot forskare jämfört med vänstersympatisörer, enligt en ny studie. Och svenskar är bland de mest polariserade i sitt förtroende för forskare i Europa. Vi ligger tätt efter Tyskland och Italien.
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Study shows that African herbivores that eat mixed diets or migrate have more stable populations
A pair of researchers, one with Yale University, the other the University of the Witwatersrand, reports that African herbivores that eat mixed diets or migrate have more stable populations than do those who eat just one food and do not migrate. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, A. Carla Staver and Gareth Hempson describe two theories to predict population stability for Afri
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Moving delta rivers to bring floods to new places
Sea level rise will cause rivers to jump course, a phenomenon called avulsion, more often on deltas than in the past, research has found. The same team has now discovered that a perfect storm of factors—including larger floods and finer sediment size—will enable these destructive events to occur farther and farther inland. The results, which appear in Geophysical Research Letters , warn of major
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The Feckless King
When Donald Trump's case of COVID-19 became known, commentators began reaching for adjectives, starting with Shakespearean . It is well that they did not call the situation a Greek tragedy, because that would presume a tragic flaw, be it the outrageous arrogance of a formidable figure known as hubris or a virtue that carried the hero over the edge. But is the Bard, at least, being properly evoked
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Which coronavirus drugs has Trump been prescribed?
US president has received a combination that may never before have been administered together
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Sea creatures die in far eastern Russia 'ecological disaster'
A Russian official said Monday that the sea off the remote Kamchatka peninsula may have been contaminated with toxic chemicals as Greenpeace warned of an "ecological disaster" for marine life.
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Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into Australian wild
Its thought the mammals, classified as endangered, were wiped out on the mainland by dingoes.
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Nasa Wallops launch: Astronauts to test new $23m toilet at space station
Astronauts will test the female-friendly toilet before its probable use in a future lunar mission.
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Israel moves to ban 'immoral' animal fur trade
New regulations would make it the first country in the world to outlaw selling fur for fashion
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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Hepatitis C Virus Discovery
The scientists' work led to a test to protect blood transfusion recipients from hepatitis C and drugs to treat the infection that have saved millions of lives, according to the Nobel Assembly. (Image credit: Markus Marcetic/Courtesy of Myntverket (Swedish Mint))
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What China's plan for net-zero emissions by 2060 means for the climate | Barbara Finamore
Though the country is a huge polluter, it leads the world in the clean technologies that could make this feasible When I first moved to China in 1990, winter meant coal. The moment Beijing turned on the municipal heating system, our faces would become covered with soot. People stockpiled loose coal in huge piles outside their homes for heating and cooking. I could see the smokestacks of four larg
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America Is Having a Moral Convulsion
American history is driven by periodic moments of moral convulsion. The late Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington noticed that these convulsions seem to hit the United States every 60 years or so: the Revolutionary period of the 1760s and '70s; the Jacksonian uprising of the 1820s and '30s; the Progressive Era, which began in the 1890s; and the social-protest movements of the 1960s an
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Superhabitable Planets
Earth is so far the only planet in the universe which we know contains life. There are many other worlds in our own solar system that may contain life (or did at one time), but none confirmed. Part of the goal of the exoplanet exploration program is to determine how many worlds out there are capable of supporting life. This requires that we come up with some specific definition of a habitable wor
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Bone broth will sustain you at home and in the wild. Here's how to make it.
Bone broth is a stock made from bones, water, and other nourishing ingredients. (Tim MacWelch/) This story was originally featured on Outdoor Life . It's so ubiquitous that your local grocery store now stocks it, and so trendy that complete diet plans are being built around it. But bone broth is more than a traditional food source or recent health fad. It's also a great way to add more nutrients
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How Cities (and Citizens) Create Hostile Environments
From uncomfortable benches to sidewalk boulders, objects that say "go away" can be hard to detect—until you start noticing them.
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Ad Tech Could Be the Next Internet Bubble
The scariest thing about microtargeted ads is that they just don't work.
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Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think
Humanity's most recent common ancestor and so-called genetic isopoint illustrate the surprising connections among our family trees — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bars and cafés in Paris to close for two weeks
Government puts French capital and suburbs on 'maximum alert' as coronavirus cases climb
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Almond, no joy: Plant geneticist in Iran up to at least six retractions
A plant geneticist in Iran is up to at least six retractions for misuse of figures and other material from previously published papers. The newest retraction involves a 2017 paper in Scientific Reports, a Springer Nature publication, titled "Comparison of traditional and new generation DNA markers declares high genetic diversity and differentiated population structure of … Continue reading
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Tre forskere opdagede et virus, der kan give skrumpelever og kræft: Nu får de Nobelprisen i Medicin
På grund af corona-krisen er nobelpris-ceremonien virtuel i år.
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Astronomers Directly Image Planet 63 Light-Years Away
The last few decades of astronomical surveys have revealed several thousand exoplanets in the cosmos, but very few have ever been seen directly. We can only infer the presence of most exoplanets from their gravity or ability to block starlight. However, researchers using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile recently turned it toward a star 63 light-years away called Beta Pictoris to hunt for a
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High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress
For many, getting older can unfortunately mean an increased risk of illness from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of aging with the aim of developing interventions that could potentially help people live longer, healthier lives.
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High throughput screening identifies molecules that reduce cellular stress
For many, getting older can unfortunately mean an increased risk of illness from cardiovascular disease to cancer. University of Michigan scientists are actively researching the biological underpinnings of aging with the aim of developing interventions that could potentially help people live longer, healthier lives.
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Fossil tracks reveal which birds once roamed South Africa's Cape south coast
If you visit a particular stretch of South Africa's Cape South coast, about 400km east of Cape Town, you are stepping back in time—in more ways than one. That's because hundreds of fossil tracksites dot the area. These sites date back to between 400,000 and 35,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene Epoch. They occur in aeolianites (cemented dunes) and cemented foreshore deposits, the remains of dun
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Terahertz zaps alter gene activity in stem cells
Terahertz light pulses change gene expression in stem cells, report researchers from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and Tokai University in Japan in the journal Optics Letters. The findings come thanks to a new tool, with implications for stem cell research and regenerative therapy development.
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Researchers use drones to monitor water flows in the ground
For eight years, an area in Luxembourg measuring about 300 square kilometers was under special surveillance. Research groups from all over Europe analyzed the Attert River catchment area, drones flew over it with thermal imaging cameras, and satellites measured the radiation. Meanwhile, research teams were in the fields determining the composition of the soil. The data was then used for elaborate
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Chemists propose a new method for the synthesis of pyrroles
A group of chemists from RUDN University proposed a new safe approach for the synthesis of pyrroles, substances used in the production of biologically active compounds, from simple and affordable raw materials. The new method would reduce the cost of final products (including some medicinal drugs) hundreds of times. The article was published in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry.
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Exploiting molecular vibrations to synthesize conducting polymers
Conjugated polymers are organic macromolecules that are characterized by a backbone chain of alternating double and single bonds. Their overlapping p-orbitals create a cloud of delocalised π-electrons, which can result in useful optical and electronic properties. The design of π-conjugated polymers is highly desirable for technological applications such as tailor-made components for nanoelectronic
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Body size of the extinct megalodon indeed off the charts in the shark world
A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark megalodon, about 15 meters (50 feet) in length, is indeed anomalously large compared to body sizes of its relatives.
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Terahertz zaps alter gene activity in stem cells
Terahertz light pulses change gene expression in stem cells, report researchers from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and Tokai University in Japan in the journal Optics Letters. The findings come thanks to a new tool, with implications for stem cell research and regenerative therapy development.
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Body size of the extinct megalodon indeed off the charts in the shark world
A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark megalodon, about 15 meters (50 feet) in length, is indeed anomalously large compared to body sizes of its relatives.
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40% of Amazon could now exist as rainforest or savanna-like ecosystems
A larger part of the Amazon rainforest than previously believed is at risk of crossing a tipping point at which it would become a savanna-type ecosystem, according to new research. The study, based on computer models and data analysis, is published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Development of haptic touch sensor that works by static electricity
Super-micro, low-power sensors and devices that can send and receive signals and information anytime, anywhere will become an integral part of people's lives in a hyper-connected world driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). An important issue is continually supplying electricity to the countless electronic devices connected to the system. This is because it is difficult to reduce the size and wei
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Future climate changes in nature reserves
The Earth's nature reserves are the basis for the preservation of global biodiversity. They are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts can therefore make a significant contribution to the management of protected areas and the preservation of their ecological function. A biogeographic study by the University of Bayreuth
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3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize For Hepatitis C Virus Discovery
The scientists' work led to a test to protect blood transfusion recipients from hepatitis C and drugs to treat the infection that have saved millions of lives, according to the Nobel Assembly. (Image credit: Markus Marcetic/Courtesy of Myntverket (Swedish Mint))
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Discovery of Hepatitis C Snags Nobel Prize in Medicine
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice share the award for identifying the virus behind the blood-borne liver disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Future climate changes in nature reserves
The Earth's nature reserves are the basis for the preservation of global biodiversity. They are set to be affected by future climate change in very different ways. Detailed local knowledge of climate change impacts can therefore make a significant contribution to the management of protected areas and the preservation of their ecological function. A biogeographic study by the University of Bayreuth
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The Virus Is Coming From Inside the White House
Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET on October 5 An alarming number of senators, presidential advisers, and Republican grandees who attended the now-infamous White House celebration of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have since tested positive for COVID-19, including the president and his wife. At first blush, the day, which featured a Rose Garden ceremony and a smaller, indoor gathering, looked like a
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Trump is being given a steroid that is usually used for severe cases of covid-19
The news: President Donald Trump has started receiving the steroid drug dexamethasone, which is usually reserved for patients with severe cases of covid-19. A study in June found that it significantly cut the chances that seriously ill patients died from the coronavirus. The World Health Organization recommends it only for patients with "severe and critical covid-19." Extra oxygen: At a news conf
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Beirut blast was 'historically' powerful
The port area of Beirut was destroyed by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history.
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Lana Del Rey criticised for wearing mesh mask to poetry reading
Musician posed with fans at a Los Angeles bookshop wearing a glittery mesh mask that did not fully cover her nose and mouth Fans of Lana Del Rey have criticised her for wearing a glittery mesh mask that did not appear to fully cover her nose and mouth at a surprise poetry reading and book signing event. The musician read from her new collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass , and posed wi
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3 Share Physiology or Medicine Nobel for Discovering the Hepatitis C Virus
The winners' discoveries have made it possible to cure infected patients and raise the chances of eliminating the disease. nobel_2020_medicinewinner2.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics Human Monday, October 5, 2020 – 07:15 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) — The 2020 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has
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Discovery of Hepatitis C Snags Nobel Prize in Medicine
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice share the award for identifying the virus behind the blood-borne liver disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Discovery of Hepatitis C Snags Nobel Prize in Medicine
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice share the award for identifying the virus behind the blood-borne liver disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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TDC har opdaget ny fejl i teledata
TDC har opdaget en fejl, der har betydet, at oplysninger fra mobilmaster er blevet forskudt 220 meter.
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Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution
Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of winter, when the capital is regularly covered in toxic haze, and warned that filthy air could make the coronavirus pandemic more dangerous.
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Dear Therapist: My Boyfriend Wants Me to Destroy My Precious Scrapbook From My First Marriage
Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear.therapist@theatlantic.com . Dear Therapist, I was married to my ex-husband for three years, and we were together for a total of six. We have one beautiful daughter, and things ended because between work and child-rearing, we didn't make time for ourselv
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Why We're Afraid of Bats
Matt Huynh I f you grew up in a land of potentially dangerous animals, as I did, much of your outdoors education might have entailed learning to recognize and avoid the settings in which you were most likely to encounter them. Dawn after a streak of hot, rainless, overcast days? Shark weather, according to the local wisdom. A smooth clearing in otherwise tangled bushland, its topside granulated l
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Nobelprisen i medicin går til opdagelsen af Hepatitis C
I dag blev årets første Nobelpris uddelt. Den gik til tre forskere for deres opdagelse og arbejde med hepatitis C.
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Sexisme: Kritik af Yngre Lægers tidlige håndtering
Da #MeToo-debatten første gang ramte den danske lægeverden i 2017-18, døde den hurtigt ud igen. Både græsrodsbevægelsen Uden Tavshedspligt og en af de første læger til at stå frem med sin historie kritiserer Yngre Lægers håndtering dengang. Daværende formand Camilla Rathcke føler sig fejltolket.
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Uncle Sam Is Looking for Recruits—Over Twitch
The US military needs tech-savvy youth. It's hoping its streaming channels will help fill out its roster.
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Xbox Has Always Chased Power. That's Not Enough Anymore
Specs go a long way. But in exclusive interviews with WIRED, the Xbox team explains why they're thinking outside the teraflops.
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Welcome to WIRED Games
Hey you, you're finally awake.
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A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer
Researchers have seen promising results by injecting dog and mouse tumors with the cowpea mosaic virus. Now they're aiming for a human trial.
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The Secret History of Video Game Music's Female Pioneers
On this week's Get WIRED podcast, a look at the under-appreciated women who scored many of your favorite games.
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The Turmoil Over 'Black Lives Matter' and Political Speech at Coinbase
The CEO of the cryptocurrency pioneer declared political discussions out of bounds—then gave employees a week to agree or leave.
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The Women Who Invented Video Game Music
Composers like Eímear Noone and Manami Matsumae created some of the most iconic songs in games that have defined the industry.
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Twitch Support Groups Are an Unlikely Source of Solace
Some folks are using the platform to build deep, meaningful communities—and not all of them are around games.
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The Earth Is on Fire
It's immoral to saddle today's young people with an inheritance of environmental catastrophe — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Virologists who discovered hepatitis C win medicine Nobel
Nature, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02763-x Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice share the award for research on a virus that causes hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.
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'Supernova Slice' Simulates Blasts of Dying Stars
A door-sized experiment models massive star explosions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Do Trump's Taxes Show He's a Failure, a Cheat, or a Criminal?
T he New York Times exposé of President Donald Trump's taxes is chock-full of tantalizing revelations. According to the report, the president avoided paying federal income tax in 10 of the 15 years preceding his election. In 2016, he paid $750 in federal income tax, less than one night's stay in a suite at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. But the story also left some big question
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Medicine Nobel honors three scientists for discoveries on hepatitis C virus
"Landmark achievement" in battle against viral infections helped protect the blood supply and led to development of effective drugs
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Thank you for posting: Smoking's lessons for regulating social media
Day by day, the evidence is mounting that Facebook is bad for society. Last week Channel 4 News in London tracked down Black Americans in Wisconsin who were targeted by President Trump's 2016 campaign with negative advertising about Hillary Clinton—"deterrence" operations to suppress their vote. A few weeks ago, meanwhile, I was included in a discussion organized by the Computer History Museum, c
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Three scientists who discovered Hepatitis C virus share Medicine Nobel
"Landmark achievement" in battle against viral infections helped protect the blood supply and led to development of effective drugs
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Julie siger fra overfor sexisme: »Verdens bedste fornemmelse«
Der skulle et langt tilløb til, før reservelæge Julie Mackenhauer fik sagt fra, når hun blev udsat for sexisme. Det gør hun i dag med en god fornemmelse. Men det er ikke et let skridt at tage, og skal problemet løses i sundhedsvæsenet, kræver det opmærksomhed fra flere kanter, mener hun.
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Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to Hepatitis C discovery
The virus is a major cause of liver cancer and can lead to people needing a liver transplant.
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Kan robotten ødelægge mit arbejde?
PLUS. Det er ikke så meget selve robotterne, men måske nærmere medarbejdernes tanker om robotterne, der skal arbejdes med.
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Hate exercising? Don't worry, so did our ancestors | Daniel E Lieberman
Covid restrictions make regular physical activity even harder to achieve – but evolutionary psychology can provide help Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Does the prospect of enduring a second lockdown feel like deja vu all over again ? And are you worried about its renewed effects on your body? I am. To cope with the monotony and strain of confinement, my family did a
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A deep-space telescope spied an exoplanet so hot it can vaporize iron
Artist's impression of CHEOPS (© ESA / ATG medialab/) Some 322 light-years away in the constellation Libra lies one of the most extreme and hottest worlds discovered by astronomers so far. Launched into Earth orbit last December, the European Space Agency's shiny new exoplanet-hunting satellite CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (or CHEOPS) spotted exoplanet WASP-189b, a gas giant circling close
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How Ordinary People Can Save Their Country
Can you recognize this country? In a momentous election, a narcissistic president—who has never won the popular vote—unleashes the full force of his executive powers in order to avoid defeat. At frenzied rallies, he accuses his democratic opponents of being puppets of dark foreign interests, captives of radical revolutionaries bent on spreading chaos and violence, a threat to Christian and Wester
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What Happens When China Leads the World
What kind of superpower will China be? That's the question of the 21st century. According to American leaders such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, China will be a rapacious authoritarian nightmare, intent on destroying democracy itself. Beijing, needless to say, do es n't quite agree . Fortunately for those of us seeking answers to this question, China was a major power for long stretches of h
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A China-Linked Group Repurposed Hacking Team's Stealthy Spyware
The tool attacks a device's UEFI firmware—which makes it especially hard to detect and destroy.
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Techtopia #165: Alle pølsers moder
Snup lidt stamceller fra en gris. Lav en suppe af dem i et laboratorium, tilsæt næringsstoffer, og lad langsomt suppe vokse til hakket kød, der kan stoppes i pølseskind.
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Svenska grisar ligger bättre till än grisproducenten
Grisarna har det bättre i Sverige jämfört med genomsnittet i Europa. Men när svenskt griskött utvärderas från ett socialt hållbarhetsperspektiv, och jämförs med andra länder, är det i stället grisproducenten som ligger sämst till. Forskare från SLU har gjort den första så kallade sociala livscykelanalysen av ett svenskt livsmedel. Det är många som påverkas av produktion av griskött. Allt från gri
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Parklind och pepparrot sparas som kulturarv
Bourbonrosen Pipar Hans kommer från Fagersta. Pepparroten Wallen är från Enköping. Och de båda parklindarna som valts ut att bli bevarade i Nationella genbanken är insamlade i Skåne och Uppland går att spåra tillbaka till 1770-talet respektive 1630-talet. Alla sorter som saluförs under varumärket Grönt kulturarv® har odlats i Sverige före 1940, 1950 eller 1960, beroende på växtslag, och till dem
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Nobel prize in medicine awarded to trio for work on hepatitis C
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice share 10m Swedish kronor prize Two Americans and a British scientist have been awarded the Nobel prize in medicine for their groundbreaking work on blood-borne hepatitis, a health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer around the world. Harvey J Alter at the US National Institutes of Health in Maryland, Charles M Rice from Rockefeller Universit
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Discovery of Hepatitis C Virus Wins Nobel Prize
As the entire world reckons with the COVID-19 pandemic, it's become clear how critical the identification of novel viruses can be. After all, the first problem to solve when facing a new disease is to uncover the pathogen causing it. Only then can scientists start to characterize its transmission and learn how to stop it. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to three scientists
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Gigantopkøb ryster den globale chip-familie
PLUS. En teknologisk katastrofe eller en gylden chance for mere open source-­hardware? Spørgsmålet hænger i luften efter opkøbet af giganten Arm.
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Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine Awarded To Discoverers Of Hepatitis C Virus
Three scientists, Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice, who all did their research in the United States, received the prize for discovering the Hepatitis C virus. (Image credit: Markus Marcetic/Courtesy of Myntverket (Swedish Mint))
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Nobelpris i medicin för upptäckten av hepatit C-virus
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton och Charles M. Rice delar på årets Nobelpris i fysiologi eller medicin för upptäckten av hepatit C. F&F har tidigare skrivit om ny medicin mot hepatit C. Här är länken till pressmeddelandet. Vi återkommer med mer information.
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From the Rubble of Atlases, a Colossus Will Rise
Thirty-eight great statues of Atlas, all now ruined, once decorated the ancient Greek Temple of Olympic Zeus. Archaeologists have a novel plan for the remains.
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c-Myc inactivation of p53 through the pan-cancer lncRNA MILIP drives cancer pathogenesis
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18735-8 c-Myc and p53 operate in a negative feedback manner to maintain cellular homeostasis. Here, the authors report a long noncoding RNA, MILIP as a downstream target of c-Myc and that MILIP represses p53 to support tumorigenicity.
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Distinct signatures of gut microbiome and metabolites associated with significant fibrosis in non-obese NAFLD
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18754-5 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with obesity but also found in individuals without obesity. Here, gut microbiome analysis using a biopsy-proven NAFLD cohort reveal distinct signatures of microbiome-metabolites associated with significant fibrosis in patients with NAFLD without obesity.
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Episodes of fast crystal growth in pegmatites
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18806-w Pegmatite crystals are thought to grow rapidly, yet their growth rates and conditions are not well constrained. Here, the authors find that the trace element distributions of pegmatitic quartz crystals indicate rapid growth in highly dynamic environments, suggesting that large meter-scale crystals can be form
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Reply to: "Does PCNA diffusion on DNA follow a rotation-coupled translation mechanism?"
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18856-0
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Unscrambling fluorophore blinking for comprehensive cluster detection via photoactivated localization microscopy
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18726-9 Determining molecular clustering in Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) experiments requires knowledge of the blinking properties of the fluorophore to prevent overcounting artefacts. Here the authors develop an experimental and analytical framework to determine the blinking parameters of fluorophor
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Movie viewing elicits rich and reliable brain state dynamics
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18717-w The transition from resting to perceiving one's milieu requires a fundamental reorganization of brain activity. Here, the authors show how a fundamental reshaping of brain state dynamics supports perceptual engagement in naturalistic stimuli.
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Monitoring and modeling of lymphocytic leukemia cell bioenergetics reveals decreased ATP synthesis during cell division
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18769-y ATP drives most cellular processes, although ATP production and consumption levels during mitosis remain unreported. Here, the authors combine metabolic measurements and modeling to quantify ATP levels and synthesis dynamics, revealing that ATP synthesis and consumption are lowered during mitosis.
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Enhanced polymer mechanical degradation through mechanochemically unveiled lactonization
Nature Communications, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-18809-7 The mechanical degradation of polymers is typically limited to a single chain scission event and the loss of stress transfer during the scission process limits the extent of degradation achieved. Here, the authors report a mechanically triggered, delayed scission strategy that allows many eventual scission ev
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Specialdesignen lagrar solenergi tills den behövs
En specialdesignad molekyl, tillsammans med ett energisystem, har unika förmågor att fånga in och lagra solenergi. Metoden har tagits fram av en grupp forskare på Chalmers under de senaste åren. Nu inleds ett EU-projekt för att utveckla prototyper för tillämpning i större skala, till exempel för uppvärmning av bostäder. För att kunna använda solenergi till fullo behöver vi kunna lagra energin och
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The recurrence rate of ovarian endometrioma in women aged 40–49 years and impact of hormonal treatment after conservative surgery
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73434-0 The recurrence rate of ovarian endometrioma in women aged 40–49 years and impact of hormonal treatment after conservative surgery
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FFA2-, but not FFA3-agonists inhibit GSIS of human pseudoislets: a comparative study with mouse islets and rat INS-1E cells
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73467-5
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Berberine affects mitochondrial activity and cell growth of leukemic cells from chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73594-z
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Maternal human habituation enhances sons' risk of human-caused mortality in a large carnivore, brown bears
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73057-5
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Differential reperfusion patterns in retinal vascular plexuses following increase in intraocular pressure an OCT angiography study
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73585-0
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Health anxiety and attentional bias toward virus-related stimuli during the COVID-19 pandemic
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73599-8
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Rapid detection of cytochrome cd1-containing nitrite reductase encoding gene nirS of denitrifying bacteria with loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay
Scientific Reports, Published online: 05 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-73304-9 Rapid detection of cytochrome cd1 -containing nitrite reductase encoding gene nirS of denitrifying bacteria with loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay
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Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals' cells, led by UCL researchers, published in Scientific Reports.
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40 percent of Amazon could now exist as rainforest or savanna-like ecosystems
Staal and colleagues focused on the stability of tropical rainforests in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. With their approach they were able to explore how rainforests respond to changing rainfall.
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Spouses of ICU patients may be at increased risk for cardiac events or hospitalization
The intensive care unit (ICU) admission of one spouse can be a risk factor for a cardiovascular event for the other spouse within a few weeks after the first spouse's ICU hospitalization.In this review of a Japanese medical database, spouses of patients admitted to the ICU for more than two days were themselves more likely to visit a doctor or be hospitalized for a cardiovascular reason compared t
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What Should the U.S. Learn from South Korea's Covid-19 Success?
South Korea's response to the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed the country to avoid lockdowns, but it depends on extensive government surveillance. Will Americans ever be willing to borrow their ally's approach? And if the U.S. could adopt South Korea's containment strategy, would that even be desirable?
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1 in 5 vegetative patients is conscious. This neuroscientist finds them.
What if vegetative patients are conscious? Neuroscientist Adrian Owen, author of Into The Gray Zone and a professor at Western University in Canada, is using fMRI technology to try to reach the people who may still be aware of their surroundings. Consciousness has traditionally been assessed by asking patients to respond to verbal commands. Through brain imaging, Dr Owen and his team were able to
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Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice får nobelpriset i medicin
Nobelpriset i medicin 2020 går till Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice för upptäckten av hepatit C-viruset. Upptäckten har lett till utveckling av blodtester och nya läkemedel som räddat miljontals liv.
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Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals' cells, led by UCL researchers.
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Protein i hjärnan kopplat till både stress och depression
Proteinet p11 i hjärnan är viktigt både för funktionen av den humörreglerande substansen serotonin och för frisättningen av stresshormoner. Åtminstone hos möss. Upptäckten, som gjorts av forskare vid Karolinska institutet, kan få betydelse för utvecklingen av nya läkemedel mot depression och ångest. Efter att ha upplevt trauma eller svår stress utvecklar en del personer överdrivna stressreaktione
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Dozens of mammals could be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a large study modelling how the virus might infect different animals' cells, led by UCL researchers.
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Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnesses Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by p
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French minister: colleagues who didn't download Covid app being 'very French'
Cédric O comments follow revelation PM and other ministers had not downloaded app Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage France's technology minister has blamed the poor take-up of the country's Covid-19 contact alert app on "timing and culture" and says colleagues in government who failed to download it were being "very French". Cédric O, the minister for digital transitio
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Covid vaccine tracker: when will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?
More than 170 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Here is their progress Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 170 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading…
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Viktigt att förstå barns lek i en hybrid verklighet
Villkoren för barns lek har förändrats i och med digitaliseringen. Lekplatser, lekkamrater och lekaktiviteter är ofta "gömda" i digitala verktyg. Det har gjort det svårare för vuxenvärlden att förstå barns lek. Om konsekvenserna av detta handlar en avhandling från Linnéuniversiteteten. Digitaliseringen har bidragit till flera förändringar i hur vi kommunicerar, interagerar, hanterar, producerar o
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The best faux plants to bring a little green to your home or office
Beautiful decor without the pressure. (Kristine Tanne via Unsplash/) Plants add a beautiful, elegant, and relaxing look to your home or office, and a festive decorative look to parties and gatherings. However, bringing nature inside isn't always possible or easy. Some interior spaces do not have the right quality of light and/or sometimes your schedule doesn't allow for proper care. While faux pl
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Laptop stands to protect your posture
Bring your workspace to a higher level. (Nate Grant via Unsplash/) If you're spending the bulk of your day behind a screen, it's sure to be safer and more enjoyable if that screen is closer to eye level or even higher. A laptop stand can help lift your computer to a more convenient height as well as provide ventilation opportunities and add a degree of professionalism to your home office. Quit hu
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Space heaters to help you stay toasty
Keep your room the temperature you want. (Taylor Simpson via Unsplash/) Sometimes putting on a giant hoodie and cuddling up under a big blanket just doesn't cut it. Stay warm with these small but mighty space heaters, which will keep you plenty cozy. Now all you need is a glass of hot chocolate and some movies to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Features a six-foot-long cord. (Amazon/) This mini
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UK MILITARY DEVELOPS DRONE WITH A DOUBLE BARRELED SHOTGUN
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A Technion student has just smashed the world record for light resonance
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High radiation on moon means lunar bases should be buried for safety
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Tesla's Future Is Not What We Thought
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Why Magic Mushrooms Are The Next Big Legal Drug Market
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In an era of team science, are Nobels out of step?
With the 2020 Nobel prizes this week comes a recurrent question: has the world's most prestigious awards for physics, chemistry and medicine—first conferred in 1901—lost touch with the way modern science is conducted?
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'Like wolves to Yellowstone': Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland
Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia's mainland 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there, in what conservationists described Monday as a "historic" step.
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'Like wolves to Yellowstone': Tasmanian devils released on Australian mainland
Tasmanian devils have been released into the wild on Australia's mainland 3,000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there, in what conservationists described Monday as a "historic" step.
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Conservation success or pests? Seals spark passionate debate
Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal.
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Wildfires raze dozens of homes in New Zealand
Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt as "a wall of orange" razed most of a remote South Island village.
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Conservation success or pests? Seals spark passionate debate
Nick Muto has fished up and down the New England coast and there is nothing that gets his blood boiling more than the sight of a seal.
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Betyg sätts på ojämlika grunder
Både högpresterande elever i engelsktalande skolor och nyanlända elever bedöms och betygsätts på orättvisa grunder. Det visar en omfattande studie av lärares syn på hur de gör när de bedömer sina elever. – Betyg och bedömning blir inte rättvisa varken för engelsktalande elever eller för nyanlända. Därför att mål och kriterier bygger på att alla elever har goda kunskaper på undervisningsspråket, v
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Anglo-Saxon warlord found by detectorists could redraw map of post-Roman Britain
Archaeologists have uncovered a warrior burial in Berkshire that could change historians' understanding of southern Britain in the early Anglo-Saxon era.
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Some planets may be better for life than Earth
Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own. Some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our sun.
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A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
A new study published this week in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B demonstrates a first attempt at using the methods of ancient bacterial detection, pioneered in studies of past epidemics, to characterize the microbial diversity of ancient gut contents from two medieval latrines. The findings provide insights into the microbiomes of pre-industrial agricultural populat
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Til kamp mod svævere: Rumstationen får toilet til 150 millioner
Et nyt ultrakompakt toilet er klar til ISS og Orion-kapslen. Toilettet gør det nemmere indsamle urin og undgå svineri i rummet.
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Science-based medical lessons from President Trump's case of COVID-19 (thus far)
We learned early Friday morning that President Trump has COVID-19. As the story evolved, it was hard not to take a look at potential science-based lessons in medicine that this story provides. The post Science-based medical lessons from President Trump's case of COVID-19 (thus far) first appeared on Science-Based Medicine .
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Antibody cocktail given to Trump 'best shot' for Covid-specific therapy, says Australian scientist
Prof Peter Doherty says monoclonal antibodies are 'really powerful' and could be manufactured in large quantities in Australia Full Australian Covid stats ; Covid restrictions state by state NSW cases map ; Vic cases map NSW hotspots list ; Qld hotspots list Sign up for Guardian Australia's coronavirus email One of the therapies being provided to the US president, Donald Trump, could pave the way
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Can you solve it? The art of illusion
A magician asks you to explain his tricks UPDATE: Read the solutions here Today's puzzles are four optical illusions devised by the magician Matt Pritchard . He calls them 'perspec-tricks'. Each image is a photograph that seems to show something impossible. The puzzle is to work out exactly how Matt created the illusion. The magic he used is old school: none of the photographs has been digitally
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Urfågeln får tillbaka sin fjäder
Den första fossila fjäder som någonsin upptäcktes tycks nu återigen få höra till urfågeln Archaeopteryx. Häromåret ifrågasatte forskare detta efter en analys med avancerad avbildningsteknik.
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Archaeologists unearth remains believed to be of Anglo-Saxon warlord
Man buried with spears and a sword and scabbard at site overlooking River Thames The final resting place of what appears to be an Anglo-Saxon warrior has been unearthed in a field in Berkshire, in a discovery archaeologists say sheds fresh light on the rise and fall of local tribes. Buried with an array of weapons including spears and a sword with its scabbard, the skeleton of a man dating from t
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Dirty diseased Neanderthals
Who brought us COVID-19? The Neanderthals. The susceptibility to the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, but also to diabetes, obesity, allergies, skin diseases, smoking and autism all happened because your great-[…]-great-grandfather could not keep his todger in his trousers many thousands of years ago.
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Faciliterad kommunikation
Kommunikation med personer som är inte är kontaktbara (ofta förkortat FC efter den engelska termen) är ett samlingsnamn på metoder för att kommunicera med någon som inte är kommunikativ, vet vill säga till exempel någon som är i koma, har svår autism eller i så kallat locked-in-tillstånd ("Locked-in Syndrome"). Det finns flera mer […] The post Faciliterad kommunikation appeared first on Vetenska
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Thank You for the 7 PM Clapping, But Camaraderie Is Needed More Than Ever – Facts So Romantic
Handwashing, mask-wearing and physical distancing are the easy part. The true challenge is to face the pain and suffering that exists all around us and know that doing so will not break us. Illustration by Blinx / Shutterstock COVID has reached peak unsexiness. The thought occurs to me as I scroll through previously lively physician COVID forums where research, clinical quandaries, and profession
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McDonald's among food firms urging tougher deforestation rules
Unilever and Tesco also say a new law should apply to all deforestation, whether legal or illegal.
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Did early focus on hand washing and not masks aid spread of Covid-19?
Increasing number of scientists believe risk from contaminated surfaces may have been overplayed Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage From the moment coronavirus reached UK shores, public health advice stressed the importance of washing hands and deep-cleaning surfaces to reduce the risk of becoming infected. The advice was informed by mountains of research into the trans
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Some planets may be better for life than Earth
Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own. Some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our sun.
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Development of haptic touch sensor that works by static electricity
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a team of researchers led by Dr. Seoung-Ki Lee at the Center for Functional Composite Material Research developed a touch sensor that enhances the triboelectrification efficiency by more than 40% by forming crumple structured molybdenum disulfide through a joint study with Chang-Kyu Jeong, Professor of Advanced Materials Engineeri
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Parents less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke
Most parents know or suspect when their child smokes, but they are much more likely to be in the dark if the child vapes or uses other tobacco products, according to a large national study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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Body size of the extinct Megalodon indeed off the charts in the shark world
A new study shows that the body size of the iconic gigantic or megatooth shark, about 15 meters (50 feet) in length, is indeed anomalously large compared to body sizes of its relatives.
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Test before you board is the only route back to air travel
Previous generations knew what it took to deal with infectious outbreaks
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Nobelpriset 2020: Tillkännagivandena
Nu har Nobelveckan inletts. Först ur är medicinpriset. SVT sänder direkt under hela veckan i SVT1 och på SVT Play.
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Kroppens försvar mot virus kan få medicinpris
I dag får vi veta vem som får Nobelpriset i medicin. En av kandidaterna utforskar hur celler försvarar sig mot virus – inklusive corona. Andra har lyckats fjärrstyra möss med laserljus via en fiberkabel in i hjärnan.
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Så blir Nobelfestligheterna under coronaåret
Det kommer inga nyblivna Nobelpristagare till Stockholm i år och Nobelbanketten är inställd. Men en prisceremoni kommer att äga rum i Gyllene salen i Stockholms stadshus som sänds digitalt över hela världen.
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Technology vs. Truth: Deception in the Digital Age
In the digital age, information, both true and false, spreads faster than ever. The same technology that provides access to data across the globe can abet the warping of truth and normalization of… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Global stocks rise on hopes for Trump health and stimulus
Doctors say president could soon be discharged from hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis
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The 2020 Nobel Prizes In Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry
Culture The announcements of this year's winners begin on October 5. Click on the image to see all of our related coverage. 10/06/2020 Inside Science Staff To read more…
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3 ud af 10 studerende og ansatte falder for phishingangreb
På landets uddannelsesinstitutioner undervises der også i at undgå at falde i phishingkampagner. Men alligevel klikker 3 ud af 10 af de ansatte og studerende på ondsindede links, viser ny dansk forskning.
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Dumpning spreder »død og ødelæggelse« på havbunden: Biolog efterlyser strammere regler
PLUS. Hvert år dumpes flere millioner kubikmeter bundmateriale fra fjorde og havne direkte i havet. Det er nødvendigt for havnene at komme af med materialet, men fremgangsmåden har store konsekvenser for det lokale havmiljø.
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A Timeline of Trump's Symptoms and Treatments
What is known so far about what happened leading up to and during the president's hospitalization.
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Pain relief caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection may help explain COVID-19 spread
Research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief through the receptor neuropilin-1, which gives scientists a new target for non-opioid pain therapeutics and offers one possible explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19.
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Some antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are more protective than others, researchers find
Researchers have found that some antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are more protective than others, when it comes to reinfection.
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How Cannibalism in the Womb May Have Made Megalodon a Titanic Terror
A new analysis of shark body size offers clues as to why the 50-foot-long prehistoric shark grew so large
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How the brain helps us navigate social differences
Researchers found that, among pairs of people who had very different socioeconomic backgrounds – calculated according to education level and family income – there was a higher level of activity in an area of the frontal lobe called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The area is associated with speech production and rule-based language as well as cognitive and attentional control.
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A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times.
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A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times.
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Anglo-Saxon warlord found by detectorists could redraw map of post-Roman Britain
A discovery by a metal detectorist on club outing proved to be a significant burial with the remains of an imposing warlord, along with well-preserved weapons and items.
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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 35m as Walter Reed physician calls Trump drive 'insanity'
UK reports 22,961 new cases, says figure 'artificially high' ; nine New York neighbourhoods headed for lockdown ; Ireland health experts recommend moving to highest level . Follow the latest updates Walter Reed physician calls Trump drive 'insanity' US coronavirus – latest news on Donald Trump after positive test After avoiding the worst in spring, Italy's south sounds alarm Leak reveals possible
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Mars is closer to Earth this week than it will be for 15 years
With no bright stars in the same part of the sky, the red planet will be unmistakeable Mars will be closer to Earth this week than at any other time for the next 15 years. The fourth planet from the sun, it is currently sitting just north of the celestial equator. That means it is almost perfectly placed to be seen from both hemispheres, and it is shining with brilliant intensity in the evening s
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Nitric oxide a possible treatment for COVID-19, study finds
Researchers have found that an effective way of treating the coronavirus behind the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the closely related SARS-CoV-2 virus, the culprit in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The substance concerned is nitric oxide (NO), a compound with antiviral properties that is produced by the body itself.
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Less than half UK population to receive vaccine, says task force head
PM warns of 'bumpy' winter while data 'issue' blamed for 16,000-case backlog pushing numbers to record high
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New COVID test doesn't use scarce reagents, catches all but the least infectious
Scientists have developed an accurate COVID-19 test doesn't use scarce reagents, paving the way for wide testing in both developing countries and industrialized nations like the United States, where reagent supplies are again in short supply.
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New York City plans to reinstate some lockdowns as Covid surges
US coronavirus hotspot had begun opening up but new cases force rethink
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Trump's steroid Covid treatment adds to confusion over health
Dexamethasone 'normally reserved for people going into respiratory failure', says expert Trump coronavirus treatment – live updates The latest intervention from Donald Trump's medical team has been to put the president on dexamethasone, a steroid that is proven, thanks to the UK's Recovery trial, to benefit Covid-19 patients who are having breathing difficulties. But the decision to administer th
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New COVID test doesn't use scarce reagents, catches all but the least infectious
Scientists have developed an accurate COVID-19 test doesn't use scarce reagents, paving the way for wide testing in both developing countries and industrialized nations like the United States, where reagent supplies are again in short supply.
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Trump Didn't Even Try to Keep His Own People Safe
Though it has thrown the nation into chaos, the fact that Donald Trump has contracted the coronavirus should not be especially surprising—after all, he has been careless about measures to control the virus, and protect his own health, for months. Nor should it come as a surprise that the White House is offering partial, misleading, and contradictory information. That has been a reliable theme of
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Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients
Surgical patients who participate in virtual follow-up visits after their operations spend a similar amount of time with surgical team members as those who meet face-to-face.
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When Whales Stop Calling
Seismic surveys looking for oil and gas deposits are interfering with cetacean communication, likely stressing the marine mammals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Guardian view on houseplants: balm for troubled times | Editorial
Pandemic stress can be relieved by cultivating greenery, which makes people happier and more relaxed The essayist Jia Tolentino wrote last year about people being in the grip of "houseplant fever"; ads for houseplants called "Ken" or "Pippa" pop up on the internet; a Zoom call isn't complete without a plant somewhere in evidence; and social media abounds with tips and pictures. It should surprise
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California: Images of the Golden State
California is the most populous state in the nation, with 39.5 million residents—more than the smallest 21 states combined. It is also a huge state, ranking third in area, and an incredibly diverse place, with climates that range from desert to rainforest. From the Los Angeles metropolitan area to Yosemite National Park, from Death Valley to Mount Shasta, h ere are a few glimpses of the landscape
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AI predicts patients at highest risk for severe pain, increased opioid use post-surgery
Artificial intelligence (AI) used in machine learning models can predict which patients are at highest risk for severe pain after surgery, and help determine who would most benefit from personalized pain management plans that use non-opioid alternatives, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
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Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres
In a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim new record Sunday when officials announced that the wildfires of 2020 have now scorched a record 4 million acres—in a fire season that is far from over.
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Highly efficient perovskite solar cells with enhanced stability and minimized lead leakage
While the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) has already greatly improved in the past decade, the problems of instability and potential environmental impact are yet to be overcome. Recently, scientists have developed a novel method which can simultaneously tackle the leakage of lead from PVSCs and the stability issue without compromising efficiency, paving the way for re
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Australia's 'no jab, no pay' rule has little effect on anti-vaxxer parents – study
Experts say the policy prompts people happy to vaccinate their children but doesn't work on those who oppose vaccination science Australia's "no jab, no pay" policy has been associated with a drop in the number of children catching up on their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, suggesting the policy has had little impact on those who reject vaccination science. However, the pol
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Sensor rapidly detects COVID-19 infection
Researchers have developed a new type of multiplexed test (a test that combines multiple kinds of data) with a low-cost sensor that may enable the at-home diagnosis of a COVID-19 infection through rapid analysis of small volumes of saliva or blood, without the involvement of a medical professional, in less than 10 minutes.
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Are organ transplant recipients at greater risk of death from COVID-19?
A new study analyzes death risk from COVID-19 in organ transplant recipients and finds one treatment method greatly increased the risk.
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How to Revolutionize Biodiversity Conservation in the U.S.
A little-known provision in the 2020 Democratic Party platform could make a huge difference if it is enacted — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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President Trump's COVID-19 treatment includes an experimental antibody cocktail
The president is being treated with two drugs whose efficacy against the coronavirus is unclear. (unsplash/) After confirming early on Friday morning that President Donald Trump tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 , White House physicians have sent mixed messages about the leader's condition. Trump's lead physician Sean Conley stated in a press conference on Saturday that the president had been sick f
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National Academies release framework for equitable allocation of a COVID-19 vaccine for adoption by HHS, state, tribal, local, and territorial authorities
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released the final report of a consensus study recommending a four-phased equitable allocation framework that the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) authorities should adopt in the development of national and local guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine allocation.
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Saturday Night Live Misunderstands Its Role Right Now
Saturday Night Live 's return to television last night seemed intended to project a reassuring air of normalcy. Yes, there may still be a pandemic ravaging the nation, and the president is currently in the hospital afflicted with COVID-19, but Season 46 of SNL was going to proceed much like the past 45, live from Studio 8H at 11:30 p.m. The show opened with a re-creation of Tuesday's chaotic pres
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New model examines how societal influences affect U.S. political opinions
Northwestern University researchers have developed the first quantitative model that captures how politicized environments affect U.S. political opinion formation and evolution.
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COVID-19: Social dilemmas about protective measures
The psychosocial profile of people who resist adopting suitable protective behaviors against the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus provides valuable information about preventing epidemics.
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En stor trussel mod naturen: Langt flere invasive arter kan komme til Europa
Der vil være 2.500 flere fremmede arter i Europa i år 2050.
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The Far Side of the Moon Is an Ideal Place to Listen For Alien Civilizations
Are we alone in the universe? It's a question whose answer—whether it's yes or no—would philosophically and scientifically rock our world to the core. To find out, scientists have long been turning powerful radio telescopes to the cosmos. The theory is that, like us, other intelligent species are perhaps broadcasting radio signals with the distinctly "unnatural" signature of a technological civil
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Gut Bacteria's Role in Anxiety and Depression: It's Not Just In Your Head
Mounting evidence shows bugs in your digestive system influence the brain. Experts are now testing psychobiotics as mental health remedies.
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How to Trick-or-Treat Safely on Halloween
You can still safely celebrate the ghoulish season, but trick-or-treating and other celebrations may have to be modified to protect against coronavirus infection.
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The best internet browsers you've never heard of
The window you see the world through affects what you see. Let that sink in for a second. (One Zone Studio/Unsplash/) All browsers aren't the same. Switching to a new one can transform the way you use your computer and revolutionize your experience with some of your favorite online platforms. Programs like Google Chrome, Apple's Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are good and comfortable
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The Best Menstrual Products (2020): Period Underwear, Cups, Pads, Etc
If you're spending more time at home, here are some budget- and eco-friendly products—like a cup, period underwear, or reusable pads—to explore.
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Rapport: Ingen myndigheder har overblik over elnettets kapacitet
PLUS. OPDATERET: Brancheorganisationen De Frie Energiselskaber kritiserer i en ny rapport, at ingen myndigheder i dag har overblik over netkapaciteten i de danske distributionsnet. Energistyrelsen afviser, at den manglende overvågning skulle være et problem.
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Praying on a 707
Photo illustration by Miki Lowe Anne Sexton began writing poetry at the suggestion of her psychiatrist. She became known for sharing the thorny details of her personal life—including her fraught relationship with her late mother, which she described as a complicated intertwining of love, abuse, and grief. In "," published in The Atlantic in 1972, she describes trying to talk to God as she ascends
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The Reckless Race to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett Justifies Court Packing
Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET on October 4, 2020. Barely a week after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, before the late justice had even been buried, President Donald Trump hosted a Rose Garden ceremony to formally announce his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court. A week later, it appears that the inauspicious ceremony may have been at the center of the coronaviru
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