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Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron
Starting at a corner, could you walk around the surface of this Platonic solid without crossing other corners? To get the answer, you need an 81-holed doughnut.
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Alle taler om flere elbiler – men vil det overhovedet få vores CO2-udledninger til at falde?
I morgen kommer elbilskommissionen med deres forslag til, hvordan vi får flere elbiler på vejene.
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1956: Nye flytyper vil forkorte rejsetiden til New York fra 14 til 8 timer
Vi skal til at se på verdenskortet med helt andre øjne, skrev SAS' driftschef i Ingeniøren i 1956 i en artikel om flyenes fremtidige udvikling. Navnlig indkøbet af hurtige flytyper som DC-8 og Boeing 707 ville få betydning.
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New York Will Test the Dead More Often for Coronavirus and Flu
New regulations require a ramp-up in testing for patients with symptoms, as well as people who weren't tested before they died.
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Starwatch: follow Jupiter and Saturn to find the sea goat
Capricornus is one of the fainter constellations, but at the moment there are two bright planets pointing the way This is the best time of year to search out Capricornus, the goat . It is most often represented on sky maps as the mythical sea-goat, a half-goat half-fish creature. Capricornus is one of the 12 zodiacal constellations, occupying its station between Sagittarius and Aquarius. Continue
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Blaze extinguished on stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka
A massive fire on a stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka's coast has been extinguished, the island nation's navy said Sunday, as international salvage experts began to assess the damage over fears of an environmental disaster if there is a leak.
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7 steps to build a mentally healthy workplace
Good mental health enables people to realize their full potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to their communities. However the growing burden of mental illness is staggering. At a global level, one-in-four people will likely experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Meanwhile, over 300 million people are estimated to suffer fro
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Covid-19 Live Updates: Kamala Harris Expresses Distrust of Trump on Vaccine Safety
Experts urge caution at Labor Day celebrations after cases spiked following other U.S. holidays. A university known for research on the virus warns its scientists against suspicious packages.
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Back-Up Everything In Your Life With 10TB Of Cloud Storage That's 95% Off
We generate a lot of data. According to a 2015 survey , we take 150 photos on our phones every month and have 600 sitting on our rolls. It's only a matter of time before iCloud or Google Drive runs out of space. Add to this that as services fade-out, keeping the data we've made or bought from them is becoming more frustrating. The coming death of Google Music , for example, has left people who've
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Prominent scientist slams forestry association for dismissing logging links to bushfire risk
Exclusive: John Dargavel says his professional body 'damaged and demeaned' all foresters by dismissing links between logging and bushfire risks A veteran Australian forestry scientist has launched a blistering attack on his professional association after it used the retraction of a scientific paper to dismiss links between logging and increased bushfire risks. In an open letter to the Institute o
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Louisiana: Images of the Pelican State
Just over 4.6 million people live in the state of Louisiana, a state well known for its music, food, and festivals, many of which take place in its largest city, New Orleans. From the northern uplands to the Mississippi River Delta, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Louisiana and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty , a collection of images
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I Crossed Back Into a State of Denial
Cole Burston / Bloomberg / Getty On the Fourth of July, I drove across the border from the United States into Canada. Two months later, I drove the other way. Both times, I crossed at the same point: just east of Lake Ontario, amid the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Both times, I was driving a rented U-Haul, carrying household effects I was swapping between city and vacation house. A
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Village effort saves those caught short
Public toilets | National anthem | Local poo | Comfort blanket | Overkill The closure of public toilets has caused a panic, not least for those travelling by car ( The Shewee revolution: how 2020 has changed urination , 3 September). When our parish council decided to close the village centre toilets a splendid initiative took them over. Now, they are a pristine facility, funded and run by volunt
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Er din kollega en idiot? Bare rolig, hun kommer ikke til tops
Det er en ulempe at være egoistisk og kynisk, hvis du vil gøre karriere.
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Why Is the West So Powerful—And So Peculiar?
Tim Enthoven A round 597 a.d. , Pope Gregory I dispatched an expedition to England to convert the Anglo-Saxon king of Kent and his subjects. The leader of the mission, a monk named Augustine , had orders to shoehorn the new Christians into Church-sanctioned marriages. That meant quashing pagan practices such as polygamy, arranged marriages (Christian matrimony was notionally consensual, hence the
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The Emotionally Challenging Next Phase of the Pandemic
A weary friend of mine—another working mom—recently texted to say she couldn't decide which aspect of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic was worse: "the insanity or the monotony." Either way, the misery will not end when 2020 does. The new year will inherit many of the same problems that have become so grindingly familiar in 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got some Am
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Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
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Hate the Sin, Not the Book
This might seem a very strange time to publish a book recommending that we read the voices from the past. After all, isn't the present hammering at our door rather violently? There's a worldwide pandemic; a presidential election is about to consume the attention of America; and if all that weren't sufficient, we are entering hurricane season. The present is keeping us plenty busy. Who has time fo
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Get Ahead With The Complete 2020 IT Certification Exam Prep Mega Bundle
Cloud computing, big data, and networking mean that IT careers have never been hotter. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to see IT careers grow 12% by 2028 , adding more than half a million new jobs in the US alone. Yet the industry can't wait. According to the International Information System Security Certification Consortium , globally, we were short 4 million cybersecurity professionals a
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Solarpunk Is Growing a Gorgeous New World in the Cracks of the Old One
What will the future look, smell, sound, taste, and feel like? And why on Earth—and other planets—are those questions relevant, especially given the havoc going on in the world, right here and now? Simply put, because those future sensory experiences will be the ultimate test of whether we made it through this difficult era. As long as we're embodied beings, processing the world through our sense
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A Joint After Work Doesn't Affect at-Work Productivity, Says Study
The same cannot always be said of alcohol…
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New JACS EiC Erick Carreira: "correct your work-ethic immediately"
Erick Carreira's letter to Guido, from 1996. You all saw it probably at some point, and now it's being discussed again.
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The five smells Americans hate most (and how to get rid of them)
"Oh, hi there! Want to be my friend?" (Bryan Padron / Unsplash/) Sometimes things just smell—it's a fact of life. Maybe your mom stopped by your place with that friend who stinks like an ashtray, or your dog found something interesting to roll over on its way home. You probably have had to face a wide range of utterly insulting odors in your life, so before they make your house unlivable, you sho
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Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis
Experts urge caution at Labor Day celebrations after cases spiked following other U.S. holidays. A university known for research on the virus warns its scientists against suspicious packages.
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Daily Coronavirus Testing at Home? Many Experts Are Skeptical
The buzzy idea is impractical, critics said. And there isn't yet real-world data to show it will work.
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18 Labor Day Deals to Make Your Home an Oasis: Candles, Lighting, Plants, and More
There are a ton of sales on candles, smart lighting, and sleep accessories to ease the stress (and blues) of quarantine.
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PTSD insulated me – until I was forced to confront a terrible trauma
It was only when I started collapsing – violently, dangerously – for no apparent reason, that I began to understand the impact of being kidnapped 25 years earlier You might say the first major fault lines made their appearance just as I arrived at the door of a hard-earned adult-made happiness. It was 1992 and my husband Thomas and I, newly married, were in Paris visiting his sister and her husba
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How to Organize Your Browser Tabs
If you're drowning in a sea of browser tabs, these are the tricks and tools you need to get your head above water.
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Oura Ring Review: Worth the Hype
No, you can't diagnose yourself with Covid-19 by wearing a ring. But it can tell me when my period is coming.
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Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths
"We can treat only one patient at a time, but if we can get a message out there that can hit thousands or hundreds of thousands, then we can change their thoughts."
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Regeringen slår fast: Miljøzoner skal også gælde for personbiler
PLUS. Socialdemokratiet deler fortsat ambitionen om at lade miljøzonerne gælde for personbiler. Men ordfører vil ikke sætte dato på, hvornår miljøzonerne bliver skærpet.
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Why Facebook's political-ad ban is taking on the wrong problem
When Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would stop accepting political advertising in the week before the US presidential election, he was responding to widespread fear that social media has outsize power to change the balance of an election. Political campaigns have long believed that direct voter contact and personalized messaging are effective tools to convince people to vote for a partic
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Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds in southern Japan
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.
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China's first reusable spacecraft lands after 2-day flight
China's first reusable spacecraft landed Sunday after two days in orbit, a possible step toward lower-cost space flight, the government announced.
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Crowds pack beaches as California bakes in weekend heat wave
California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the state, raising concerns about power outages and the spread of the coronavirus as throngs of people packed beaches and mountains for relief.
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Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods
Sudanese authorities declared their country a natural disaster area and imposed a three-month state of emergency across the country after rising floodwaters and heavy rainfall killed around 100 people and inundated over 100,000 houses since late July.
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Paddlewheels found from Lake Champlain steamer sunk in 1819
The two paddlewheels from the second commercial steamboat that sailed Lake Champlain more than two centuries ago have been found on the bottom of the lake, officials said.
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Race to assess damage to stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka
An international team of salvage experts arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday to assess damage to a fire-stricken oil tanker off the east coast, officials said, as fear mounted for an environmental disaster if there is a leak.
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Why is it that while Covid-19 cases are rising, deaths continue to fall?
There is speculation that the age of those infected is playing a part, while social distancing is also having an impact Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government's Covid-19 dashboard shows cases have risen steadily from their lowest point on 1 July when the rolling seven-day average was down to 574. By 30 August it had more than doubled, to 1,402 a day. Yet the
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Let's get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to 'normal' | Jeremy Farrar
To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectations At the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly
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Political leaders are raising 'false hopes' about coronavirus vaccines
Drugs now under development are unlikely to end the pandemic, the Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar warns Finding a vaccine will take time and global cooperation Vaccines will not be a silver bullet to end the Covid-19 pandemic and leaders must avoid creating false hope, a key government adviser has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, writes in today's Observer that the first
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Blæksprutte-svejserobot arbejder på otte svejsestationer på én gang
PLUS. Vestjyske Welltec er nomineret til Automatiseringsprisen for en ny robot, der skifter mellem otte emner ved hjælp af temperaturmåling og ekstremt detaljeret data­opsamling.
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We could soon make cars stop people driving while drunk or on drugs
We are on the cusp of cars that automatically stop people driving while intoxicated. Embracing the technology will save lives, says Amie Hayley
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[2009.01719] Grounded Language Learning Fast and Slow
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starting a master's in cognitive science!
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Joint UC Riverside-UC Irvine study seeks volunteers to assess memory training
UCR's Brain Game Center's nationwide study on memory training is open for participation! We need your help. Without you, our research would not be possible! We are looking for people ages 18+ to participate in our fully online study which will give you free access to our memory training app. US residents are eligible to be entered into our weekly giveaways for a chance to win an Amazon gift card
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Support for fellow scientists
Hi all! I'm a cognitive neuroscience student and feel so completely fully alone. I'm not very extroverted but I still enjoy having human contact. I never got to know the fellow students at my uni and the isolation during these times hasn't made things any easier. Are there others in a similar situation? Should we combine out forces and try to find a way to support each other? I can create a group
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Florence Nightingale: How the lady with the lamp was guided by father's advice
Letters reveal that the 19th-century pioneer's radical approach to healthcare was inspired by a strict family regime She was the 19th-century pioneer of modern nursing, dubbed the "lady with the lamp" for her continuous care of wounded soldiers in the Crimean war. In an earlier age of contagion, she was far ahead of her time in realising that cleanliness, fresh air and open-air exercise helped pa
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'Super bacteria' survives for three years outside space station
Scientists who attached a strain of bacteria to the outside of the International Space Station have been stunned to find it survived for three years, in open space.
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Hubble's New Photo of The Cygnus Loop Looks Too Perfect to Be Real
Is crying at space a stage of lockdown?
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Bronze Age Brits Kept Bone Keepsakes From Their Dead Old Relatives
Everyone wants to hold on to their loved ones.
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Därför oroar sig forskare för ungas skärmtid
Amerikanska forskare försöker nu ta reda på om det kan vara skadligt med för mycket skärmtid i unga år. Spela videon för att se deras experiment med skärmtid på möss och forskarnas slutsatser.
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Forskare: "Skärmtid kan försämra barns utveckling"
85 procent av tvååringar i en ny studie tittar på TV dagligen. Forskare över hela världen undersöker samband mellan barns utveckling och digitala medier. Men hur farligt är egentligen skärmtid för barn?
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For 17. gang: Endnu et mystisk kæmpe-krater dukker op midt i Sibiriens ødemark
Kraterne skyldes muligvis bobler af gas, der samler sig under jorden og eksploderer.
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Coronavirus live news: Victoria awaits lockdown decision; anti-mask protests held in Europe
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to detail pathway out of lockdown ; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy . Follow the latest updates Why Australia's Covid jobs crisis could last years Covid-19 'could be endemic in deprived parts of England' Kamala Harris says she wouldn't trust Trump on safety of Covid vaccine before election See all our coronavirus coverag
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'Dwarf Pride' Was Hard Won. Will a Growth Drug Undermine It?
An experimental medication that increases height in children with the most common form of dwarfism has raised hope that it can help them lead easier lives. But some say the condition is not a problem in need of a cure.
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Covid-19 Live Updates: Northeastern University Dismisses 11 Students for Partying but Keeps Their Tuition
The U.N. warns of looming famines connected to the pandemic. Over 100 cases are connected to an indoor wedding in Maine, including three non-participants who later died.
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Build A Career Backbone With This $16 Discrete Mathematics Course
At root, every computer can be thought of as a gigantic array of switches, packed into a tiny little space. Whether you're streaming Netflix, writing up a report, or aiming a giant space laser to communicate with aliens, at root all that's really happening is that a lot of switches are being flipped to one or zero, really fast. This is just one example of how you use discrete mathematics, whether
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'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist
COVID-19 is a collective risk. It threatens everyone, and we all must cooperate to lower the chance that the coronavirus harms any one individual. Among other things, that means keeping safe social distances and wearing masks . But many people choose not to do these things , making spread of infection more likely. When someone chooses not to follow public health guidelines around the coronavirus,
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Researchers track nutrient transport in the Gulf of Mexico
Researchers found no evidence that nitrate from the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River System is mixing across the Northern Gulf shelf into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The findings are consistent with recent modeling work by fellow scientists that indicates 90 percent of Mississippi River nutrients are retained in the near-shore ecosystem, which implies that nutrients from the Mississippi Ri
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Are aliens hiding in plain sight?
Several missions this year are seeking out life on the red planet. But would we recognise extraterrestrials if we found them? In July, three unmanned missions blasted off to Mars – from China ( Tianwen-1 ), the US ( Nasa's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) and the United Arab Emirates ( Hope ). The Chinese and American missions have lander craft that will seek signs of current or past life on Mars. N
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The Failure of Public Health Messaging about COVID-19
Untested medications and false claims that it's no worse than the flu are still being taken much too seriously by far too many people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Shark researchers size up real 'Megalodon' for first time
A study reveals true scale of the prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Jason Statham's The Meg.
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Elefanter tilbage til Danmark: Istiderne afslører hvilke arter, der kan overleve klimakrisen
Klimaforandringerne betyder, at vi kan få eksotiske dyrearter i Danmark
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Weekend reads: A pay-for-peer review movement; toxic PIs; why plagiarism is not a victimless crime
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 poultry researcher who's up to 14 retractions A swift … Continue reading
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This High Tech Blender Is the Kitchen Upgrade You Didn't Know You Needed
If you're a person who just uses a blender for the occasional shake or smoothy, you probably take your device for granted. But the fact of the matter is not all blenders are created equal. High-quality blenders are built to last and can be used for much more than the occasional drink. In fact, a high-powered blender can be used for a wide variety of time-saving culinary tasks, which can eliminate
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 5)
TRANSPORTATION Did You Fly a Jetpack Over Los Angeles This Weekend? Because the FBI Is Looking for You Tom McKay | Gizmodo "Did you fly a jetpack over Los Angeles at approximately 3,000 feet on Sunday? Some kind of tiny helicopter? Maybe a lawn chair with balloons tied to it? If the answer to any of the above questions is 'yes,' you should probably lay low for a while (by which I mean cool it on
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Cosmonaut Brain Scans Show Space Does Weird Things to Motor Skills And Vision
Here's what 6 months in space does to the brain.
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When These Sea Anemones Eat, It Goes Straight to Their Arms
They're the first animals known to turn food into extra limbs.
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My Doomed Search for a Bedside Wireless Phone Charger
My wife and I have spent years testing out dozens of wireless chargers on our nightstands. We're still hunting.
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Every Christopher Nolan Film, Ranked for You to Disagree With
'Tenet' is finally out. Here's how it stacks up to the rest of Nolan's movies.
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A Florida Teen Allegedly Shut Down School With a DDoS Attack
Plus: Predictive policing taken even farther, Amazon surveillance of private Facebook groups, and more of the week's top security news.
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Poem: Bring Back the Leaf
Science in meter and verse — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic Daily: A Mini Guide to Staying Safe on Labor Day
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 . Credit A holiday is approaching, and although we're all ready to kick back, "COVID-19 is not taking a break for Labor Day weekend," Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor at the Colorado Schoo
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The Southern-Gothic Stripper Drama That TV Deserves
Though strippers are some of hip-hop's most discerning tastemakers , it's rare to see music videos, TV shows, or films treat them as anything but ornamental—scantily clad symbols of men's power and wealth. The breakout star of the new drama P-Valley is a welcome intervention. Mercedes (played by Brandee Evans) is the dazzling headliner at the Mississippi strip club at the center of the Starz seri
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9 Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn While they Play at Home (2020)
Learning isn't limited to school. Grab some of these tools and turn your kids into curious scientists exploring their world.
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Climate Change Drove the American Mastodon to Extinction
They migrated north to escape the heat but lost their genetic diversity, making them vulnerable to extinction. Today, some species face the same problem.
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Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis
Drug makers plan to pledge to not rush a vaccine to market. The world's spy agencies are trying to steal vaccine research. Research connects vaping to a higher chance of catching the virus.
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Biologer kan hjælpe fysikere med at forstå livet
Biologernes sprog handler om informationsteknologi. Her kan fysikerne se hen, når de skal nærme sig en mere præcis defintion af liv.
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Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation
Some linguists find that younger people tend to see text messages that end with a period as passive-aggressive, or otherwise negative. (Image credit: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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How to Solve Bluetooth's Most Annoying Headphone Problems
Wireless headphones are convenient, but they come with a host of tricky troubleshooting problems. Here's how to fix them all.
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No, Amazon Won't Deliver You a Burrito by Drone Anytime Soon
Several companies are testing airborne deliveries. But rules are years away, and no one knows if consumers are even interested.
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The 22 Best Labor Day Sales (2020): Tech, Laptops, Phones, Outdoors, Etc
This long weekend, you can save on tablets, robot vacuums, camping gear, and more.
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Where would I stand on the bioconservative > transhumanist spectrum?
Sorry for the candid fashion of this question. So to start off, I'm ok with biological and nanotechnological methods of human enhancement. In fact, I'm somewhat enthusiastic about biological life extension/rejuvenation, and will likely have a vested interest in medicating myself for that purpose when a drug with sufficient efficacy has been developed. I like all the research that's being done whe
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