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Researchers Found 55 Flaws in Apple's Corporate Network
The company has patched the vulnerabilities and paid the team of white-hat hackers $288,000.
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FIFA 21 Is Limping Toward Retirement
EA's new edition includes minor gameplay tweaks, but it seems like the real innovations are being saved for next year.
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The Story of the 414s: The Milwaukee Teenagers Who Became Hacking Pioneers
In 1983, a group of young adults from Milwaukee became famous for hacking into several high-profile computer systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 10)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GPT-3 Bot Spends a Week Replying on Reddit, Starts Talking About the Illuminati Rhett Jones | Gizmodo "..the length of the replies was especially unusual in that they were sometimes coming within a minute of the question first being asked. After an impressive run, the user was revealed to be a bot using OpenAI's remarkable language model GPT-3. And now we're looking at eve
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Weekend reads: A prominent journal goes wrong; medical journals and politics; a journal with an editorial board full of dead people
Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: A retraction — and a lawsuit — for the "Prince … Continue reading
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New method can pinpoint cracks in metal long before they cause catastrophes
When metallic components in airplanes, bridges and other structures crack, the results are often catastrophic. But researchers have found a way to reliably predict the vulnerabilities earlier than current tests. Researchers detail a new method for testing metals at a microscopic scale that allows them to rapidly inflict repetitive loads on materials while recording how ensuing damage evolves into
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The Law Comes for John McAfee
Plus: A buggy chastity lock, Iranian disinformation, and more of the week's top security news.
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In Case You Missed It
Top news from around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Academia after COVID
The pandemic offers colleges and universities an unexpected opportunity to reinvent themselves in ways that better serve students and faculty — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Reading Thomas Jefferson's Bible
Illustration by Katie Martin; images from Kean Collection / Getty; National Museum of American History W as Thomas Jefferson an atheist? Plenty of people thought so. Jefferson never identified himself as such, of course. But it was his microscopes, his French friends, his whole swinging, freethinking Enlightenment vibe … "I hope he is not an unbeliever, as he has been represented," worried the No
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Ugens bro-debat: Hører mirakler hjemme i trafikplanlægning?
PLUS. Kronikken i sidste uges Ingeniøren argumenterede for, at Kronprinsesse Marys Bro over Roskilde Fjord var en kortvarig løsning på trængselsproblemet baseret på en 'mirakelprognose'. Læserne stemte i stort tal i, selv om mange også mente, at broen skal have tid.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review: Too Much Quirk for Work
It's an excellent tablet, but the 2-in-1 desktop mode still can't match the iPad—or any laptop.
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Covid Is Strengthening the Push for Indigenous Data Control
Due to data control concerns, tribal nations are not part of the "All of Us" DNA collection program. But that means missing out on its Covid-19 antibody testing.
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Toothless dinosaur with just two fingers discovered
Several complete skeletons of the unusual two-fingered dinosaurs were unearthed in the Gobi Desert.
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European Space Agency finalises plans to 'explore the moon properly'
Ambitious series of joint missions aims to construct a crewed space station that will orbit the moon European space officials will this week unveil detailed plans for a series of ambitious missions aimed at returning humans to the moon in the next few years. Projects will include construction of crew quarters for an orbiting lunar space station, making the power and propulsion units for America's
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A Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill Half A Million Sharks, Conservationists Warn
The use of an immune-system stimulant harvested from shark liver oil in the development of some coronavirus vaccines has animal conservationists pressing for alternatives. (Image credit: Reinhard Dirscherl/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images)
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Trump Eyes Return to Campaign Trail Amid White House Outbreak
A Covid-19 outbreak at the White House continued to spread through U.S. senior leadership this week, amid uncertainty about President Donald J. Trump's own battle with the illness. At least 34 people connected to the White House have now tested positive, with one security official reported to be severely ill.
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The Many Beginnings of Louise Glück
One of the most striking qualities about the poetry of Louise Glück, who on Thursday won the Nobel Prize in Literature, is the way it returns again and again to the start of things—a story, a myth, a day, a marriage, a childhood. The question How do we begin anew? runs throughout the American poet's work, from Firstborn (1968) to her most recent collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014). Whi
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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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Daniel Andrews says it is 'unlikely' big steps will be taken to unwind Victoria's coronavirus restrictions
Victoria records 14 new Covid-19 infections, with three in NSW and one in Queensland The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has confirmed authorities will ease restrictions in Melbourne in a week's time, though the changes will be less expansive than previously hoped. Victoria recorded 14 new infections on Saturday, making it increasingly unlikely that Melbourne would hit a fortnightly average of
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The Constitution Is On Pause in America's Courtrooms
I n normal times , when a serious crime occurs and a person is charged, that person is soon presented before a judge. He or she is then advised of the charges, appointed a lawyer if he or she does not already have one, and bail is determined. From there, the machinery of justice proceeds apace: Grand juries hear testimony; prosecutors obtain an indictment; a trial date is set. During the time bet
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How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen in iOS 14 With Widgets
Choosing widgets and designing your own app icons takes time—but it's worth it to nail that aesthetic.
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Testing Alone Won't Stop Covid. Just Look at the White House
Some employers are relying on rapid tests to reopen. The outbreak around President Trump shows the shortcomings of that approach.
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What Joe Can Learn From Ike
Many Americans remember the 1950s as a banal time of sock hops and drive-ins, but the decade began badly, with a nasty war in Korea, constant friction with China and Russia, and bitter sniping between Republicans and Democrats, who were no longer interested in the consensus that had led America to victory in World War II. In the final two years of Harry Truman's presidency, the nation's capital t
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Trump's Very Ordinary Indifference to the Common Good
President Donald Trump is supposedly a billionaire, but the $750 that he paid in income taxes in the first year of his term doesn't begin to cover his fair share of society's expenses—much less the cost of government lawyers defending his personal and political interests or the health-care bills from the coronavirus outbreak within his own White House. But what The New York Times revealed in its
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Keep an Eye on Taiwan
Taiwan is one of those flash points that has never flashed. The dispute over the island's fate has had the potential to erupt into conflict between China and the United States for decades. But the feared Chinese invasion has never come. The situation has remained deadlocked for so long that Taiwan's quandary often drifts into the background of Asian affairs, overshadowed by seemingly more-pressin
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Matematikken bag topologisk dataanalyse: Huller kommer og går
PLUS. Persistent homologi er en af de mest benyttede teknikker inden for topologisk dataanalyse – men hvad dækker det underlige udtryk over?
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Can Trump Really Speed Approval of Covid Treatments?
Emergency-use authorizations, a formerly obscure corner of regulatory law, have become a centerpiece of the government's response to the pandemic.
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Star Wars: Squadrons is fun on consoles, but VR is where it shines
During early play, sometimes it's fun to just look around from the cockpit of your ship. (EA /) I don't love Star Wars . That's not a brag and I don't consider it a character flaw, but it can make evaluating pop culture objects related to George Lucas's storied franchise difficult. When the the trailer for Star Wars: Squadrons debuted earlier this year, however, I was intrigued. I hoped the simpl
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Non-Covid infectious disease cases down in England, data suggests
GPs have reported a substantial drop in the numbers they are seeing across the country Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The social restrictions imposed upon our lives because of coronavirus have taken a toll on our emotions, finances, and our waistlines, but there may yet be a silver-lining: a reduction in cases of other infectious diseases. From the common cold to ch
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Celebrities lead TED global call to act on climate crisis
With a call to save the planet, Prince William and Pope Francis on Saturday joined activists, artists, celebrities and politicians in a free streamed TED event aimed at mobilizing and unifying people to confront the climate crisis.
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World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight
The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict" at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.
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Hurricane Delta roars ashore on storm-battered US southern coast
Hurricane Delta has made landfall on the Louisiana coast, packing ferocious winds and a "life-threatening" storm surge—and driving out residents still rebuilding from a devastating storm less than two months ago.
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Why the hidden world of fungi is essential to life on Earth | Merlin Sheldrake
Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely as animals and plants As you read these words, fungi are changing the way that life happens, as they have done for more than a billion years. They are eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants, nourishing and killing plants, surviving in space, inducing visions, producing food, making medicines, man
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Produktion og forbrugere rykker nærmere hinanden
PLUS. Kunderne hos Siemens efterspørger i højere grad ny teknologi til at ændre produktionen, og det bliver accelereret af bæredygtighedsdagsordenen og pandemien, vurderer den nye CEO for Siemens A/S, Bjarne Lykke Sørensen.
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Starka vänskapsband gör hunden unik
Vad är det som gör hunden till människans bästa vän? I boken Hundens kärlek söker hundforskaren och psykologiprofessorn Clive Wynne svar på vad som gör hunden så speciell. Vi får följa med till labbet, till varghägn och till hem för herrelösa hundar. Författaren vrider och vänder på frågan och går igenom den senaste hundforskningen som använder sig av såväl genanalyser som magnetkameror.
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Terningens far taler ud
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Planting parasites: Unveiling common molecular mechanisms of parasitism and grafting
Using the model Orobanchaceae parasitic plant Phtheirospermum japonicum, scientists have discerned the molecular mechanisms underlying plant parasitism and cross-species grafting, pinpointing enzyme β-1,4-glucanase (GH9B3) as an important contributor to both phenomena. Targeting this enzyme may help control plant parasitism in crops.
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Oncotarget: Characterization of porcine hepatocellular carcinoma for liver cancer
Volume 11, Issue 28 of Oncotarget features "Development and comprehensive characterization of porcine hepatocellular carcinoma for translational liver cancer investigation" by Gaba et, al. which reported that reliable development of Oncopig HCC cell lines was demonstrated through hepatocyte isolation and Cre recombinase exposure across 15 Oncopigs.
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40 procent av världens växter och svampar riskerar att utrotas
Det är en kamp mot klockan för att rädda världens växter och svampar, visar en ny global studie där över 200 forskare har samarbetat.
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Så kan vi stoppa dödliga pandemier
Fladdermöss tros ligga bakom dödliga pandemier, däribland covid-19. Vi måste stoppa smittan redan där om vi vill förhindra flera virusutbrott, menar forskare i en ny debatterande artikel.
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Sadiq Khan: further Covid restrictions in London 'inevitable'
Mayor says new measures to curb infections will be capital-wide rather than by borough Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Further restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus in London are "inevitable", Sadiq Khan has warned. The mayor of London said he had discussed options for three levels of potential restrictions with the health secretary, Matt Hancock, "because w
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In vivo mRNA display enables large-scale proteomics by next generation sequencing [Applied Biological Sciences]
Large-scale proteomic methods are essential for the functional characterization of proteins in their native cellular context. However, proteomics has lagged far behind genomic approaches in scalability, standardization, and cost. Here, we introduce in vivo mRNA display, a technology that converts a variety of proteomics applications into a DNA sequencing problem….
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Formation of an unusual glutamine tautomer in a blue light using flavin photocycle characterizes the light-adapted state [Biophysics and Computational Biology]
Blue light using flavin (BLUF) photoreceptor proteins are critical for many light-activated biological processes and are promising candidates for optogenetics because of their modular nature and long-range signaling capabilities. Although the photocycle of the Slr1694 BLUF domain has been characterized experimentally, the identity of the light-adapted state following photoexcitation of…
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Design rules for liquid crystalline electrolytes for enabling dendrite-free lithium metal batteries [Engineering]
Dendrite-free electrodeposition of lithium metal is necessary for the adoption of high energy-density rechargeable lithium metal batteries. Here, we demonstrate a mechanism of using a liquid crystalline electrolyte to suppress dendrite growth with a lithium metal anode. A nematic liquid crystalline electrolyte modifies the kinetics of electrodeposition by introducing additional…
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Favipiravir at high doses has potent antiviral activity in SARS-CoV-2-infected hamsters, whereas hydroxychloroquine lacks activity [Microbiology]
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly spread around the globe after its emergence in Wuhan in December 2019. With no specific therapeutic and prophylactic options available, the virus has infected millions of people of which more than half a million succumbed to the viral disease, COVID-19. The urgent…
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European masters done online?
Going to finish my psychology and philosophy degree soon. I'm doing it online through open university from the UK. I would love to do a masters in cogsci, but I currently live in Slovenia (and I don't speak the language). In the country there is only 1 option for a masters in cogsi ( https://www.meicogsci.eu/ ), and that requires 1) that I would do a part of it in Vienna (I can't, need to stay in
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Hydroxychloroquine does not counter SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters, high dose of favipiravir does: study
Virologists have shown that a treatment with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not limit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication in hamsters. A high dose of the anti-flu drug favipiravir, by contrast, has an antiviral effect in the hamsters.
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Coronavirus live news: France sets daily record 20,000 cases; Australian state of Victoria reports 14 new infections
Trump plans in-person rally on Monday as next presidential debate cancelled; Europe records 100,000 daily cases for first time; Canada at 'tipping point'. Follow latest updates Europe: Spain declares emergency in Madrid as Berlin emerges as hotspot UK workers to get two-thirds of wages if firms told to shut Australia: Is Victoria ready to come out of lockdown? US presidential debate cancelled – l
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There May Be Planets Out There Better Suited to Life Than Earth
And we might have already found some.
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The Atlantic Daily: A Nonpolitical Reading List
Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox . JAN BUCHCZIK The past few weeks have brought an almost unfathomable surge of news. Although it's important to stay abreast of the very real, and very serious, threats to our democracy , our happi
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Trump's Testimonial Is a Double-Edged Sword for Regeneron
The president raised the drug's company's profile by calling its drug a miraculous cure — but also sowed suspicion about whether the treatment really works.
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'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales
A letter signed by hundreds of scientists calls for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.
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FDA requires new addiction warning on benzodiazepines
Benzodiazepine usage has increased in 2020 due to the pandemic. The FDA is requiring new label warnings due to increased abuse and misuse of benzos. Drugs like Valium and Xanax are approved for short-term use only, yet many are on them for years and even decades. There have been many troubling consequences of the pandemic: massive rates of unemployment, government gridlock over whether to provide
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Author Correction: An atlas of dynamic chromatin landscapes in mouse fetal development
Nature, Published online: 10 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2841-4
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US civil-rights group offers support to researchers facing China scrutiny
Nature, Published online: 09 October 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02846-9 As the United States continues its crack-down on research espionage, scientists seek legal resources and advice.
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New class of highly effective inhibitors protects against neurodegeneration
Neurobiologists have uncovered how a special receptor can lead to cell death. Their fundamental findings on neurodegenerative processes simultaneously led the researchers to a completely new principle for therapeutic agents. In their experiments on mouse models, they discovered a new class of highly effective inhibitors for protecting nerve cells. This novel class of drugs opens up perspectives to
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Breakthrough discovery in gene causing severe nerve conditions
Researchers have made a breakthrough genetic discovery into the cause of a spectrum of severe neurological conditions.
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Deep-seabed mining lastingly disrupts the seafloor food web
Deep-seabed mining is considered a way to address the increasing need of rare metals. However, the environmental impacts are considered to be substantial but remain largely unknown and clear regulatory standards are lacking. Researchers now describe that mining-related disturbances have a long-term impact on carbon flow and the microbial loop at the deep seafloor.
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Experimental glioblastoma therapy shows curative powers in mice models
Researchers used a second-generation pro-drug called MP-Pt(IV) to target the deadly cells of glioblastoma tumors and found mice harboring human glioblastoma tumors in their brains had greatly enhanced survival and weight gain when given the newly developed prodrug. This mitochondrial-targeted prodrug also greatly improves outcomes when coupled with standard therapies of radiation and/or chemothera
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Nanoscale machines convert light into work
Researchers have developed a tiny new machine that converts laser light into work. These optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo for applications such as nanofluidics and particle sorting.
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Researchers find 'missing link' between magnetars and rotation-powered pulsars
Researchers have made observations of a new magnetar, called Swift J1818.0-1607, which challenges current knowledge about two types of extreme stars, known as magnetars and pulsars.
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Bacterial cellulose degradation system could give boost to biofuels production
Researchers have uncovered details of how a certain type of bacteria breaks down cellulose — a finding that could help reduce the cost and environmental impact of the use of biomass, including biofuel production. The bacteria's cellulose degradation system is in some way different from how a fungus is already widely used in industry, including to soften up denim to make stone-washed jeans.
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Nanoscale machines convert light into work
Researchers have developed a tiny new machine that converts laser light into work. These optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo for applications such as nanofluidics and particle sorting.
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New algorithm sharpens focus of world's most powerful microscopes
Scientists have shown that an algorithm added to image processing software can improve the resolution and accuracy of cryo-electron microscopes, which are one of the most crucial tools in microbiology and medical research.
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Runners and writers: who got what in the birthday honours list
Names from across the arts, sport, politics and science are among those recognised The prolific author Susan Hill and the renowned choreographer Siobhan Davies have both been made dames. Continue reading…
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Cannabis use appears to encourage, not replace, non-medical opioid use
Contrary to some claims, people in the US may not be substituting cannabis for opioids, New research examined the direction and strength of association between cannabis and opioid use among adults who used non-medical opioids. The findings showed that opioid use was at least as prevalent on days when cannabis was used as on days when it was not. The study is among the first to test opioid substitu
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Pollinator monitoring more than pays for itself
Study found pollinator monitoring schemes, which often combine expert and volunteer observations, provide high-quality scientific data at a far lower cost than individual research projects.
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New algorithm sharpens focus of world's most powerful microscopes
Scientists have shown that an algorithm added to image processing software can improve the resolution and accuracy of cryo-electron microscopes, which are one of the most crucial tools in microbiology and medical research.
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The Modern Lives of Ancient Symbols
From Kokopelli to the Eye of Horus, some icons popular today have lost their original meanings.
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Federal Official Threatens Nevada for Halting Rapid Tests in Nursing Homes
Nevada health officials had found that two rapid tests had led to a high number of false positives in nursing home residents.
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This May Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Actually Hit the Market
Shrimp Paste For years, there's been a crowded market of startups racing to bring the first lab-grown meat to market — think Aleph Farms, JUST, and the Bill Gates-funded Memphis Meats. But bringing a product to supermarket shelves has remained elusive. To be fair, it continues to do so. But, according to a new feature in the Los Angeles Times , a Singaporean startup called Shiok Meats may be pois
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Hunters bag record-breaking python in Florida Everglades
Two Florida hunters set a new record when they caught a Burmese python that measured a whopping 18 feet, 8.8 inches (5.71 meters), authorities in the southern state said Friday, as they encourage more people to eliminate the invasive species.
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New project to build nano-thermometers could revolutionize temperature imaging
Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project.
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Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
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Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits
Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.
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Female surgeons perform less complex cases than male peers, likely due to systemic bias
Female surgeons at a large academic medical center perform less complex surgical procedures than their male counterparts, according to a new study. This study is one of the first to measure the problem of underemployment among female surgeons in the United States, which can affect compensation, career advancement and job satisfaction.
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DNA test identifies genetic causes of severe fetal and newborn illness
A new study shows the promise of high-throughput DNA-sequencing technologies to improve prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced an abnormal prenatal ultrasound.
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Moles: Intersexual and genetically doped
Female moles not only have ovarian, but also testicular tissue that produces male sex hormones – which lets them diverge from the categorization into two sexes. A team describes which genetic modifications contribute to this singular development.
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There's a gene for detecting that fishy smell, olfactory GWAS shows
Some people carry a mutation in a particular gene that makes the smell of fish less intense. The study, which is the largest genome-wide association study (GWAS) of olfactory genes in humans involving a sniff test and looked at over 9,000 people from Iceland, also shows that people vary in their ability to discern the smell of licorice and cinnamon.
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HIV up close: Unprecedented view of virus reveals essential steps for causing AIDS
Accomplishing a feat that had been a pipe dream for decades, scientists have recreated in a test tube the first steps of infection by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Doing so has provided up-close access to the virus — which is otherwise obstructed from view deep within the cell — and enabled identification of essential compone
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Hunters bag record-breaking python in Florida Everglades
Two Florida hunters set a new record when they caught a Burmese python that measured a whopping 18 feet, 8.8 inches (5.71 meters), authorities in the southern state said Friday, as they encourage more people to eliminate the invasive species.
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New NIST project to build nano-thermometers could revolutionize temperature imaging
Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits
Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth deposits.
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NASA Just Sent a New $23 Million Space Toilet to the International Space Station
Astronauts will test out the expensive commode, which is better designed for "dual ops," before its eventual use on deep space missions
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Daily briefing: What Germany's leading pandemic scientist says about what's to come
Nature, Published online: 09 October 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02879-0 German virologist Christian Drosten on everything from testing to visiting your grandparents. Plus, China has joined COVAX and rediscovering Nobel-winning science.
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What tiny surfing robots teach us about surface tension
Propelled by chemical changes in surface tension, microrobots surfing across fluid interfaces lead researchers to new ideas.
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Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
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The Sound of Laughter Can Be Key In Determining People's Relationships
A new study showed that laughter is a better indicator in determining friendships than even speech. Volunteers were able to pinpoint groups of friends versus strangers by listening to their laughter.
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Peloton — Yes, the Exercise Bike — Is Fighting Hate Speech on Its Platform
Content Moderation Peloton, the digital exercise bike company that went viral for a deeply uncomfortable ad , is now trying to purge its online community of slurs, political conspiracies, and hate speech. While riding on a preset course on a Peloton bike, usernames of people who are currently doing the same or previously took the same ride pop up on the screen — but a troubling number of those us
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11 of NASA's most out-of-this-world illustrations
Even rocket scientists have to get a little artsy. (Motorbooks/) Artists often think outside the box. But when you're hired by NASA, you have to literally think outside of this world. Over the last sixty-or-so years, in addition to its unprecedented scientific discoveries, NASA has also published some striking art pieces that portray ideas that range from the sci-fi proposals of the 50s and 60s t
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Put Trump's Tweets on a Time Delay
Twitter has announced new changes to combat misinformation. It should go further by checking and flagging the president's tweets—before they wreak havoc.
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New model explains Saturn's hexagon shaped storm
A new model of Saturn's atmosphere might finally explain how a bizarrely shaped storm developed there. The model produced a polygonal storm system similar, but not identical to, that observed on Saturn. The findings may shed light on the formation of the solar system. The Solar System has some strange stuff in it. Uranus rotates on its side , Venus turns backward , Mercury is shrinking , Neptune
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Urban planning in space: 3 off-world designs for future cities
In the 1970s NASA published an extensive book on urban planning in space. Acclaimed architectural and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) designed a conceptual plan for the first permanent settlement for human life on the moon. An MIT team developed a concept for the first sustainable cities on Mars to be built in the next century. One day humanity will again step foot on other
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Rutgers experts urge ban of menthol cigarettes nationwide
Rutgers experts discuss why actions at the state and federal level need to be taken to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products.
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Immune cell activation in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus
In severe cases of COVID-19, activation patterns of B cells resemble those seen in systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease. Emory researchers want to see how far that resemblance extends.
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New species of aquatic mice discovered, cousins of one of the world's rarest mammals
Scientists have discovered two new species of 'stilt mice,' semi-aquatic African rodents with extra-long feet that they stand up on like a kangaroo. The mice wade in streams and dip their whiskers onto the water's surface to detect bugs to eat. The researchers also helped clarify these rodents' family tree, which includes a genus that's only ever been collected once, 93 years ago.
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Nye veje til at finde skjulte strukturer i store datasæt
Topologisk dataanalyse kan anvendes inden for mange forskningsfelter, men den praktiske anvendelighed er til debat.
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Sound machines to help your baby sleep
Sleep soundly. (Annie Spratt via Unsplash/) It's not always easy to get your baby or toddler to take a nap, but soothing sounds and white noise can help ease them into it by blocking out ambient noise. Classic sound machines used fans to generate white noise, and they're still effective today. More advanced devices can play back lullabies or nature sounds, and can also project images on the ceili
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Hydroxychloroquine does not counter SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters, high dose of favipiravir does
Virologists from the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have shown that a treatment with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not limit SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus replication in hamsters. A high dose of the anti-flu drug favipiravir, by contrast, has an antiviral effect in the hamsters. The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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New NIST project to build nano-thermometers could revolutionize temperature imaging
Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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