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China's cuts to air pollution may have saved 150,000 lives each year
Levels of harmful particulate matter in China's air have been falling since 2015, and this may have prevented 150,000 premature deaths per year
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The first flying dinosaurs were a failed evolutionary experiment
Yi qi and Ambopteryx longibrachium, the first dinosaurs to take to the air, had wings made of membranes like bats, but they could barely glide and were soon outcompeted by birds
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The Atlantic Daily: How to Not Go Crazy the Week Before an Election
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 . GETTY / THE ATLANTIC Welcome to the great wait. The 2020 election is now close enough that you can feel its dragon breath on your neck. And yet! There's still one more full week to go. American e
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Have questions for a Developmental Psychologist? Join us for Ask_a_Scientist_Gaming on Mon, 10/26 8-11 pm EDT where Prof. Hart will talk nature vs nurture, math and reading development, play Super Mario 1-3, and answer questions from the chat.
Hello r/cogsci , tl;dr On Monday from 8-11 pm EDT, developmental psychologist and Florida State University Professor, Dr. Sara Hart ( Google Scholar ) will be the guest on Ask_a_Scientist_Gaming . She is there to drink, play Mario, and answer questions from the chat. We are starting a new science outreach endeavor on Twitch.tv called Ask_a_Scientist_Gaming . Check out video of our previous stream
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GOF vs. LOF – The Great Debate in Neurodegenerative Diseases
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One in five Australian scientists planning to leave the profession, survey shows
Survey reveals 17% gender pay gap and strain on industry at a time when it has been at the forefront of responding to coronavirus Nearly one in five scientists in Australia are planning to leave the profession permanently, according to a new survey, which also reveals a 17% gender pay gap among those who responded. The survey, based on answers from 1,464 scientists, provides an insight into chall
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Starwatch: Mars shines bright beside an almost-full moon
Red planet puts on a vibrant show in celestial sea between Pisces and Cetus before Halloween blue moon The almost-full moon comes together with Mars this week for a bright pairing in the evening sky. Mars remains red and vibrant, having recently passed its closest approach to Earth . The chart shows the view looking south-east at 9pm GMT on 29 October. Continue reading…
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The effects of social determinants of health on kidney transplant candidates
Social determinants of health are associated with patient-reported outcomes in adults who are eligible to undergo kidney transplantation evaluations. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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Study reveals details behind transplant disparities experienced by black patients
In an analysis of information on patients with kidney failure, Black patients are less likely than white patients to be placed on transplant waiting lists. For patients on such lists, Blacks are less likely to receive transplants than whites. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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Next generation BRAF inhibitor cancer drug shows promise in early patient trial
A new drug designed to work on cancers with an altered BRAF gene has shown promise in an early patient trial presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online.
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22 millioner har allerede set videoen: Youtuber bygger et ægte lyssværd
Det er nok noget af det tætteste, vi kommer på et lyssværd som i Star Wars, siger ekspert.
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Flere unge dropper bøffen: Isabella har fået sin bilforhandler-far med på vognen
Knap hver tredje unge voksen ser sig selv som fleksitar. Det er mere end en fordobling på tre år.
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The 11,000 Votes That Haunt Michigan Democrats
In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan by the narrowest margin of any state—10,704 votes. "There are 11,000 more votes in Detroit," Garlin Gilchrist told himself that night. "There are 11,000 Black men who could vote to change that." A few months later, Gilchrist, then just 35, entered the race for Detroit city clerk—the city's chief elections officer. His pitch: He could help engage more voters, and
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The Science of Nerdiness
It's a neurotransmitter thing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Science of Nerdiness
It's a neurotransmitter thing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tsetse-flugornas avkomma
Tsetse-flugor får stora ungar
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New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars
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Agility Robotics: The Next Steps
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SAE International Releases J2954 Wireless Charging Standard
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Scientists Discover the First Room-Temperature Superconductor
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Humanity is stuck in short-term thinking. Here's how we escape.
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It's Official: Solar Is the Cheapest Electricity in History
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Scientists Find Way to Upcycle Plastic Into Valuable Liquid
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Hopes rise for approval of coronavirus vaccine by end of year
US expert Dr Anthony Fauci says it should be known by early December if vaccine is safe to roll out Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Hopes are rising that a coronavirus vaccine will be approved by the end of the year, with healthcare workers receiving their first dose in early 2021. Dr Anthony Fauci, the US's leading expert in infectious diseases, said on Sunday it sh
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Massachusetts: Images of the Bay State
Massachusetts is one of the smallest, but most densely populated, states, with a population of nearly 6.9 million. From the Berkshires through the Pioneer Valley to Boston, out to Cape Cod and the Islands, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Massachusetts, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images from each of the Unite
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What Was Adele Doing on Saturday Night Live?
It's been almost five years since Adele Adkins released new music. Her last album, 25 , delivered emotional, vocally masterful, classicist pop just in time to soothe listeners during taxing election seasons in the U.S. and U.K. An excellent Saturday Night Live sketch back then even posited that her hit "Hello" could be the one thing to bring together feuding family members at Thanksgiving dinners
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The Psychology of Fact-Checking
Fact-checkers aim to get closer to the truth, but their biases can shroud the very truth they seek — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Psychology of Fact-Checking
Fact-checkers aim to get closer to the truth, but their biases can shroud the very truth they seek — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Global report: Spain declares Covid state of emergency as Italians urged to stay home
Madrid government imposes nationwide curfew after country hits 1m cases Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Spanish government has declared a six-month state of emergency and ordered a nationwide curfew, while Italians have been strongly advised to stay at home as both countries impose tough limits on people's movements in a effort to contain the second wave of the c
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Inhibitor of KRAS gene mutation shows promise in lung, bowel and other solid tumors
New results from a clinical trial of a drug that targets a cancer-causing mutation in the KRAS gene have shown that it can shrink tumours and is well-tolerated by patients. In two presentations to the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR cancer symposium, researchers involved in the KRYSTAL-1 phase I/II clinical trial said that adagrasib (MRTX849) showed clinical activity and manageable adverse side effects in pat
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Targeted inhibitor of mutated KRAS gene shows promise in lung, bowel, & other solid tumors
A novel agent that targets a mutated form of the KRAS gene – the most commonly altered oncogene in human cancers and one long considered "undruggable" – shrank tumors in most patients in a clinical trial with manageable side effects, researchers reported today at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Therapeutic, which is taking place online.
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Billions of Dollars for Stem Cell Research Institute On California's November Ballot
Voters must decide whether to keep financing the second largest funder of stem cell science in the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NHS denies elderly people were refused care during early Covid
Healthcare bosses rebut claims that patients thought unlikely to survive were 'written off' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage NHS bosses have denied claims that thousands of frail elderly people were denied potentially life-saving care at the peak of the pandemic in order to stop the health service being overrun. NHS England took the unusual step on Sunday of issuing a
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US Covid cases surge to new highs but White House focuses on vaccine hopes
83,718 new cases on Saturday, nearly matching 83,757 on Friday Meadows plays down turmoil as Pence staffers test positive US politics – live coverage A day after the US set a daily record for new coronavirus infections , it came very close to doing it again. Related: 'Sue if you must': Lincoln Project rejects threat over Kushner and Ivanka billboards Continue reading…
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Impossible Foods Wants to Make Milk That's Creamy, Tasty, and Totally Cow-Free
Animal-free foods seem to be steadily growing in popularity. Whether for health reasons or as part of a commitment to the environment, more people are opting to go vegetarian or at least to be mindful about where the meat they eat comes from. Companies are jumping on board, with the list of animal-free food products in development ever expanding: it started with beef, and has since grown to inclu
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Amy Coney Barrett's Judicial Philosophy Doesn't Hold Up to Scrutiny
During her confirmation hearings, Amy Coney Barrett argued that the judicial philosophy known as "originalism" should guide judges in their interpretation and application of constitutional principles. Most famously associated with the late Justice Antonin Scalia (for whom Judge Barrett clerked), this idea sounds simple and sensible: In determining what the Constitution permits, a judge must first
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How to Shop for Halloween Costumes in This Bizarre Year
There are still safe ways to celebrate and break the stress. Here are some places to find costumes, including adaptable and accesible ones—and DIY advice.
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Teknologihistorie: Motorvejsnettet blev projekteret i 1936
Entreprenørernes fremsynede rapport med forslag til landsdækkende motorveje og broer over Storebælt og Øresund kan nu læses i Ingeniørenes Danmarkshistorie.
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Why COVID Outbreaks Could Worsen This Winter
It's too soon to say whether COVID is seasonal like the flu—but where clusters aren't under control, infections will continue to swell — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Early December in Croton-on-Hudson
Photo illustration by Miki Lowe Severe, biting, disaffected, bleak: These words are used often to describe Louise Glück's poems. When she won the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month, she was praised for writing "that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." The same adjectives could apply to "," published in The Atlantic in 1967, in which Glück recalls a blown tire on a
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On the Week of the Election, Social Media Must Go Dark
CEOs should voluntarily shut down their platforms to help stanch the spread of misinformation—and protect democracy.
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Scientists Discover the First Room-Temperature Superconductor
Physicists finally achieved the long-sought goal, but there's a catch: Their compound requires crushing pressures to keep from falling apart.
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Oncotarget: Survival after resection of brain metastases: A matched cohort analysis
The cover for issue 32 of Oncotarget features Figure 2, "This figure depicts overall survival and local in-brain recurrence-free survival in the study's subgroups," by Hussein, et al. which reported that the aim of the present study is to assess whether the use of 5-ALA has an impact on local recurrence or survival compared to conventional white light microscopic tumor resection.
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'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose
The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.
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I Didn't Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do
Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone.
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How to Clean Up Your Digital History
There are plenty of reasons to declutter your online traces. Here's how to tidy up.
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The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google's Bug-Hunting Badass
The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.
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Spørg Fagfolket: Hvorfor bruger man euforiserende lattergas til flødeskumspatroner?
En læser vil gerne vide, om man ikke kunne bruge noget andet end lattergas til at skumme fløde med i sifoner for at undgå, at gassen bliver brugt som euforiserende stof. Det svarer kemiker fra DTU på.
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The Next Pangea: What Earth's Future Supercontinent Will Look Like
Pangea wasn't the first, and it won't be the last. Take a look ahead at the shape of the world to come.
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Americans Are Losing Sight of What Fascism Means
H ow do Americans decide what to be outraged about? It seems like ancient history now, but that was one of the questions The New York Times inadvertently raised in June when it appended an editor's note to an op-ed by Senator Tom Cotton—a piece that some on the Times staff saw as presenting a physical danger not only to the country but to themselves. The op-ed called for American troops to be sen
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Indian and Pakistani women diagnosed with more aggressive breast cancer at younger age
Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease, at a younger age, according to Rutgers researchers.
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The dementia that can be cured
There are more than 200 subtypes of dementia. And researchers have found that in one, confusion and memory loss can be treated. But the trick is to spot it… When John Abraham began to lose his mind in late 2019, his family immediately feared the worst. Abraham had enjoyed robust health throughout retirement, but now at 80 he suddenly found himself struggling to finish sentences. "I would be talki
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The Woman Who Led Kamala Harris to This Moment
Sharon McGaffie was used to a full house. One evening in early 1969, her cousin Aubrey LaBrie did what he would often do—he brought over a handful of his friends to her West Berkeley duplex. Her home would turn into an impromptu hub for young, Black intellectuals, a place for them to have friendly squabbles over the latest news, which at the time was dominated by the civil-rights struggle and the
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Solceller over motorveje beskytter mod overophedning og genererer energi
PLUS. Et pilotprojekt i Østrig skal bygge solceller som et tag over motorvejene. Det vil både beskytte vejbanen og give dobbelt udnyttelse af arealet.
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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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Quarantine for Covid contacts in England could be cut to a week
No 10 considering move amid fears over poor compliance with 14-day rule Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The period of isolation people are forced to endure after coming into contact with those who have tested positive for Covid-19 could be halved to a week, under plans being considered by Downing Street. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed on Sun
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How CBBC's 'Dr Xand' learned surviving Covid isn't child's play
TV presenter and medic tells of his own illness, government failures and how to win over the anti-vaxxers Best known as half of the twin-presenter duo of CBBC's Operation Ouch! , Dr Xand van Tulleken's impeccable credentials – a medical degree and qualifications in public health and tropical medicine – have also seen him front documentaries on everything from male suicide to the science of dating
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Carry On Coronavirus: why a vaccine trial has saucy potential | Tim Adams
Their counterparts in the Common Cold Unit found ways to flirt despite the social distancing measures they lived under The news that the government is to fund " human challenge studies " into Covid-19, in which young, healthy volunteers will be infected with the safest possible dose and paid to be quarantined to test the efficacy of vaccines, was a reminder that this country has a unique history i
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Farewell James Randi, prince of reason. Now who'll mock the quacks and anti-vaxxers? | Catherine Bennett
The great magician dedicated his later years to exposing all forms of fake science A mong many tributes to the great James Randi, who died last week aged 92, one stands out. Hours after the death was announced, cutlery expert Uri Geller reacted with a tweet he piously expanded on Facebook. "How sad that Randi died with hatred in his soul. Love to you all." One thing that the most professional para
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Twenty years of the International Space Station – but was it worth it?
Has the ISS benefited society? Scientists are divided: for some, it's a beacon of unity; for others, just a set for an action film Space scientists are preparing to celebrate a remarkable astronautical achievement. In a few days, they will mark the 20th anniversary of humanity's continuous presence in outer space. For two decades, teams of astronauts have made their homes 250 miles above our plan
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Frustration is rising as clampdowns spread across UK: are we in grip of Covid fatigue?
A sense of unfairness has dented public confidence and compliance with fast-changing restrictions As the people of Sheffield prepared to join Greater Manchester and the Liverpool city region in the premier league of Covid-19 restrictions – tier 3 – there were widely differing views on whether the tough new rules about to be imposed from London were welcome, or would even work. On the streets and
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Rush for results could lead to inferior Covid vaccine, say scientists
Push to roll out injections may see elderly miss out on effective coronavirus inoculations Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Scientists have warned that early adoption of a Covid vaccine with only moderate effectiveness could disrupt efforts to test and create improved versions. Immunising against the disease is not going to be a simple business of turning off the viru
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Et betændt mysterie: Nu nærmer forskere sig et svar på, hvorfor du får bumser
Et bestemt protein spiller en overraskende rolle i hudsygdommen akne.
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Pluto kan ha förutsättningar för liv: "Hisnande"
Bilder från rymdsonden New Horizons pekar på att det kan finnas flytande vatten under Plutos 230 grader kalla yta. – Att hitta ett underjordiskt hav skulle ge oss anledning att tro att det har funnits eller finns liv på Pluto, säger planetforskaren Kelsi Singer.
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How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden
It's getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.
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Playing Video Games *IS* GREAT for YOUR BRAIN [Here's Why.]
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Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell PM
Boris Johnson's techno-optimism ignores the need for big societal changes, experts warn.
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Ministers 'still hiding' full details of 2016 pandemic simulation
Health secretary announces publication of Cygnus study but activists point to missing data Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government has been accused of withholding the full findings of a simulation exercise that warned ministers that the UK would not cope in the event of a pandemic. Campaigners have questioned what the government is hiding by choosing not to re
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Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest
Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States.
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Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest
Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States.
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Thousands of seals found dead in Namibia
An estimated 7,000 Cape fur seals have been discovered dead at a breeding colony in central Namibia, scientists said on Saturday.
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Thousands of seals found dead in Namibia
An estimated 7,000 Cape fur seals have been discovered dead at a breeding colony in central Namibia, scientists said on Saturday.
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New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities
* A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation.* Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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Model predicts acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in patients with COVID-19
In a recent study, a new algorithm achieved good performance for predicting which hospitalized patients will develop acute kidney injury requiring dialysis. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25.
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What will be the best jobs of the future?
From now to 10 years what will be the most requested jobs? Starting today on which jobs should you specialize to make a fortune in the near future? submitted by /u/DarkBlueScience [link] [comments]
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General Atomics and Boeing team up on high-energy laser weapon
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It's cheaper to build new solar than it is to operate coal plants
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I'm wondering why people believe we can have a colony on Mars despite the fact that we didn't build underwater cities so far
An underwater city would be a perfect rehearsal for any kind of colony which we want to build somewhere else. It would need a shield against hostile environment, it would need technology to establish a solid ground, it would not only need a very reliable air supply, but also water, electricity, nutrition, goods, and waste management. Citizens of the city might be temporarily locked in due to tran
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Norway pioneered electric ferries. Now it's making them self-driving
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World's fastest electrodes" triple the density of lithium batteries
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Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth
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Scientists find a new organ in humans – the tubarial salivary glands in the posterior naso-pharynx area – finding may explain incidence of dry mouth in those receiving radiation in head/neck area (and help avoid this in the future)
Summary: Scientists find a new organ in humans – the tubarial salivary glands in the posterior naso-pharynx area – finding may explain incidence of dry mouth in those receiving radiation in head/neck area (as radiologists avoid the known salivary glands but did not know to avoid these glands in the past) Paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167814020308094 The tubarial saliv
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How do you think Data Science will evolve 50 years from now?
We all know how huge this field has become especially in the past decade. Does anyone have an idea how it's going to evolve in the future? Any positives or negatives about it? submitted by /u/bukojuiice [link] [comments]
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MIT algorithms decipher languages
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This is actually really really cool!
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Houses built by a robot, it's happening right now. This is the future.
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Scientist develops new way to test for COVID-19 antibodies
New research details how a cell-free test rapidly detects COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies and could aid in vaccine testing and drug discovery efforts.
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Endangered vaquita remain genetically healthy even in low numbers
The critically endangered vaquita has survived in low numbers in its native Gulf of California for hundreds of thousands of years, a new genetic analysis has found. The study found little sign of inbreeding or other risks often associated with small populations.
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Researchers reveal why heat stress damages sperm
Biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat.
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COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues
A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues. The research, which involved 506 UK adults, found that worries linked to COVID-19 were associated with body dissatisfaction and a desire for thinness in women, and associated with body fat dissatisfaction and a desire for muscularity in men.
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Malaria-preventive drugs dramatically reduce infections in school children
Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among schoolchildren, according to a new analysis published today in The Lancet Global Health.
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Ancient origins of speed control during movement
Movement in animals is complex. Little has been known about how spinal inhibitory interneurons work to silence other neurons and related muscle groups in coordination with the active muscle groups across changing speeds. Now a research team has discovered in a study of zebrafish that there is a very orderly relationship between when these critical inhibitory neurons are born, their participation i
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Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other
The origin of modern dogs lies tens of thousands of years ago, but how does a wolf become a pomeranian? Now renowned as a steady family pet, the labradoodle was invented in the 90s to be a low-allergen seeing-eye dog . The breed's recent origin and portmanteau name makes it rather obvious that labradors and poodles were blended in the creation of the labradoodle. But what about the other 400 or s
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New imaging method reveals HIV's sugary shield in unprecedented detail
Scientists have devised a method for mapping in unprecedented detail the thickets of slippery sugar molecules that help shield HIV from the immune system. Mapping these shields will give researchers a more complete understanding of why antibodies react to some spots on the virus but not others, and may shape the design of new vaccines that target the most vulnerable sites on viruses.
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