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Starwatch: equinox, when the sun sits on the equator
Tomorrow marks the changing of the seasons as the sun crosses the equator to bring summer to the southern hemisphere and winter to the north Summer officially ends in the northern hemisphere tomorrow, and we enter the autumn. This is the time of year when the length of day and night are exactly equal. Known as the September equinox, it always takes place sometime around the 21st of the month. Thi
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Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesian park
Two extremely rare Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted in an Indonesian national park, boosting hopes for the future of one of the world's most endangered mammals.
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Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesian park
Two extremely rare Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted in an Indonesian national park, boosting hopes for the future of one of the world's most endangered mammals.
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Efforts afoot to save South's disappearing grasslands
In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native grasses and wildflowers that had lain dormant for decades began to spring to life.
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Efforts afoot to save South's disappearing grasslands
In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native grasses and wildflowers that had lain dormant for decades began to spring to life.
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Glukosmätning för diabetiker
De som har diabetes (typ 1 eller typ 2) reglerar inte automatiskt koncentrationen av glukos, kroppens bränsle, i blodet. Om glukosnivån sjunker för mycket, blir de ganska plötsligt medvetslösa och dör om de inte får hjälp. Blir nivån för hög blir det på sikt många andra problem. Tills ganska nyligen måste de diabetesdrabbade sticka sig i fingret flera gånger om dagen för att mäta nivån.
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How California Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters
The engineering and land management that enabled the state's tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.
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A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining
Metronome's digital clock in Manhattan has been reprogrammed to illustrate a critical window for action to prevent the effects of global warming from becoming irreversible.
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If You Care About the Court, Don't Talk About It
I know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's empty Supreme Court seat has provoked an epic, long-awaited clash between Democrats and Republicans, that the very principle of judicial independence hangs dangerously in the balance. I realize that the social-media wave cannot be stopped, that the talking heads cannot be silenced, and that Democrats in Congress must fight this nomination. Nevertheless, let me tr
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Nebraska: Images of the Cornhusker State
The state of Nebraska has a population of 1.9 million, and ranks 16th in area. It is largely a land of agriculture, with nearly 50,000 farms and ranches producing corn, beef, soybeans, and processed-grain products. From the grasslands through the Sandhills to the Missouri River, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Nebraska and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo st
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PARPi olaparib for the targeted treatment of metastatic prostate cancer
Results from the PROfound phase III study open up a new treatment avenue for the more precise and effective treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) whose disease has progressed with hormonal therapy.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Is One More Terrible Blow in a Year of Loss
She was a champion of equality under the law and would have played a crucial role in key cases that bear on environmental protection — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ESMO 2020: Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment
A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice.
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No benefit for post-operative radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer
Post-operative radiotherapy (PORT) used in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and after (neo) adjuvant chemotherapy shows no statistically significant difference in 3-year disease-free survival (DFS), according to data presented at ESMO 2020. These results give the oncology community a long-awaited answer.
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First new drug in years reduces recurrence in high risk HR+ early breast cancer
Lugano, Switzerland, 20 September 2020 – Adding abemaciclib to hormonal therapy reduces the risk of cancer recurrence by 25% in patients with high-risk early hormone receptor positive (HR+) human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) breast cancer, according to results from a study at ESMO 2020.
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What Two Billion People Pay Attention to Is Still in the Hands of a Few Companies
With increasing frequency, I notice sudden silences, like sonic black holes opening around me. There'll be the white noise of a person puttering about followed by a profound ceasing of movement. Inevitably, I find somebody frozen in the middle of a room or open doorway, eyes glued to the screen. Talking to them is no use, because talking assumes presence. That our attention is a commodity in the
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We Need to Do More Research on Honesty
Scientists and philosophers know a lot about why we lie. Now let's figure out how not to do so — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We Need to Do More Research on Honesty
Scientists and philosophers know a lot about why we lie. Now let's figure out how not to do so — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hvad gør mennesker grimme eller smukke? Her er videnskabens tre bud
Et asymmetrisk ansigt og en ujævn hud kan gøre, at andre bedømmer dig som mindre pæn.
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Ja, grimme mennesker findes – og det bør vi tale om
Nogle mennesker oplever negative konsekvenser på grund af deres udseende.
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Your guide to all the security settings in iOS 14
First of all, turn your phone around. (Kevin Bhagat/Unsplash/) Whatever you do on your phone, you want to do safely and securely. With iOS 14 now out in the world, you should take some time to really understand the security features that come with Apple's latest mobile operating system. They cover everything from protecting access to your phone's camera and microphone, to ensuring the lock screen
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Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities
Altering Earth's geophysical environment is a moon shot—and it will be the only way to reverse the damage done. It's time to take it more seriously.
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Readers Respond to the May 2020 Issue
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Are Humans Still Evolving? Scientists Weigh In
Evolution isn't the same as natural selection.
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Covid-19 Live Updates: U.K. Moves to Impose Harsher Fines on Rule Breakers
Britain seeks to avert a lockdown with threats of huge fines for violating virus restrictions. 'Flights to nowhere' are a thing.
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Mathematical 'Hocus-Pocus' Saved Particle Physics
Renormalization, a technique that helps bridge the big and the small, has become perhaps the single most important advance in theoretical physics in 50 years.
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1924: Chicago er klapbroernes Eldorado
Klapbroen er svingbroen overlegen, både hvad angår prisen og manøvredygtighed. I USA, hvor man er klar over, at 'time is money', bliver intet sparet for at finde teknisk tilfredsstillende løsninger – navnlig i Chicago, hvor flertallet af de moderne klapbroer er bygget.
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Brain
Photo illustration by Miki Lowe C. K. Williams stumbled into his poetry career by accident. When a college girlfriend asked him to pen a poem for her , his path became clear. But he felt frustrated by the cryptic ways in which poets got to their point. "It's like a code," he explained in 2000. "You say very little and send it out to people who know how to decode it." So he started experimenting w
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Kræftområdet over hele verden er hårdt ramt af COVID-19
Overalt i verden beretter kræftafdelinger om problemer med at behandle patienter under COVID-19-pandemien.
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Mulig ny behandling til kvinder med livmoderkræft
Der findes i dag ikke andre behandlinger til kvinder med dissemineret livmoderkræft end kemoterapi med carboplatin. Nyt studie peger dog på, at kombinationen af en CDK4/6-hæmmer og hormonterapi kan gøre noget godt for patientgruppen.
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My search for life on other planets kept me going when my husband died
For Sara Seager, star-gazing offered a sense of perspective when tragedy struck Fifteen years ago, I started my job at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an astrophysicist and planetary scientist, my job is to search for alien life. Not little green humanoids like ET, but signs of life on planets orbiting other stars. Every star is a sun and if our sun has planets (Mercury, Venus, Eart
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Polyfarmaci giver dårligere prognose for patienter med lungekræft
Hvis en patient behandles med mindst fem andre lægemidler forud for opstart af immunterapi, falder prognosen dramatisk, og effekten af behandlingen forringes muligvis.
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How Boomer Parenting Fueled Millennial Burnout
The writer Anne Helen Petersen's new book is primarily about "burnout," a condition endemic to the Millennial generation that she describes as a persistent "sensation of dull exhaustion" and "the feeling that you've optimized yourself into a work robot." Expanding on a widely read BuzzFeed News article from two years ago , Petersen follows lines of cultural and economic inquiry in an effort to id
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Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story. (Image credit: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images)
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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know
The latest update for your iPhone and iPad will make them safer than ever.
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The Best Creams and Tools for Removing Hair: Creams, Wax, and More
Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. These alternative options might be better for your skin—and sanity.
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As Trump Squeezes China, Alipay's Star Rises
Chinese consumers tap the fintech app to pay bills, order in restaurants, and book appointments. Now it's preparing for an IPO that could value it at $200 billion.
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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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Klinisk forsøg tester grænserne for adoptiv T-celleterapi
T-celleterapi til en bred gruppe af kræftpatienter var veltolereret og gennemførligt, men ingen patienter opnåede et længerevarende positivt respons.
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Immigrants Don't Just Change Voting Patterns
Of the many questions at stake in this fall's election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends, in part, on whether America's universities retain their global appeal. If Donald Trump wins reelection, they may not. Harris and Obama exi
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Status: Sådan ser det ud med behandling med immunterapi til ikke-småcellet lungekræft i Danmark
Siden immunterapi blev introduceret som førstelinjebehandling til patienter med ikke-småcellet lungekræft i Danmark, er flere hundrede patienter blevet behandlet. Et nyt studie danner et nationalt overblik.
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Ulige adgang til kræftmedicin i Europa
Ny forskning viser, at der er stor forskel på, hvor let borgere i forskellige lande i Europa har adgang til ny kræftmedicin gennem kliniske studier.
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Tegn og gæt med deep learning: Kan du narre et neuralt net?
PLUS. Deep learning giver mulighed for at designe helt nye spiloplevelser.
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AI has disappointed on Covid
Geeks piled in when the pandemic broke but great promise has not been fulfilled
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The Supply of Disinformation Will Soon Be Infinite
John Phillips/Life Magazine via Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic S omeday soon, the reading public will miss the days when a bit of detective work could identify completely fictitious authors. Consider the case of "Alice Donovan." In 2016, a freelance writer by that name emailed the editors of CounterPunch, a left-leaning independent media site, to pitch a story. Her Twitter profile identifi
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For mange shots? Når du er meget stiv, opfører du dig som en hjerneskadet
Store mængder alkohol ødelægger kortvarigt din hukommelse og evnen til at kontrollere din adfærd.
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How California Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters
The engineering and land management that enabled the state's tremendous growth have left it more vulnerable to climate shocks — and those shocks are getting worse.
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The Pros and Cons of Being a Hammerhead Shark
A new study suggests that the ocean's strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.
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Naturen som religion
Svenskar vistas gärna i naturen. Har skog och mark rent av blivit de avkristnade svenskarnas nya kyrka? Det frågar sig David Thurfjell, professor i religionsvetenskap vid Södertörns högskola, i sin bok Granskogsfolk.
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Besök i naturen läker kropp och själ
I en forskningsstudie som genomförts av Cecilia Stenfors tillsammans med forskare vid University of Chicago och University of Michigan i USA, samt University of British Columbia i Kanada, undersökte forskarna hur kognitiv prestation och humör påverkades av olika typer av naturliga miljöer och intryck, jämfört med urbana sådana. Forskarna fann att vistelser i naturen gav positiva effekter på kognit
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Matt Hancock's Covid cavalry is not yet on the horizon. We need a global approach now
The UK has done well on building capacity. But only wide access to simple, effective tests will allow us to manage life under coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As the UK battles with the overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said on Friday that the country needs to come together to keep the infection levels down while w
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Susan Michie: 'Bars and pubs and other high-risk places should not be open'
The psychologist and member of Independent Sage on the flaws in the Conservative government's response to Covid-19, and its failure to build trust through honest communication Susan Michie, 65, is a professor of health psychology at University College London and leader of the Human Behaviour Change project funded by the Wellcome Trust. She has been part of the Covid-19 behavioural science team, a
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Dismay as Britain faces up to prospect of new coronavirus lockdown
Boris Johnson under pressure as virus flares and experts despair at opportunities wasted during the summer Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage With the days shortening and the prospect of a tighter local lockdown imminent, there was understandable dismay among residents and business owners in London on Saturday. Outside Blade Hairclubbing, on Frith Street, Soho, three ha
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Kameraer og computer vision skal forhindre dødelige kranulykker
PLUS. Nyt projekt bruger AI til at forhindre ulykker under byggekraner – men fugleperspektivet driller.
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Matt Hancock warns UK is at Covid tipping point
Health secretary says second national lockdown could be needed if current restrictions are ignored
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The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promising It remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealed they had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning,
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Lista: Fyra ingredienser för framtiden
Forskare vid Luleå tekniska universitet tror att sjöpungar kan bli en ny ingrediens i flera maträtter. Andra råvaror som vi i framtiden kan få större portioner av är flerårigt vete, alger och rapskakor.
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Hampa och raps kan täcka halva proteinbehovet
Forskare vid Lunds universitet har lyckats få fram "vegokött" av hampa med tuggmotstånd. Nästa steg är raps. Resultatet kan bli protein av hög kvalitet som räcker till halva Sveriges befolkning.
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Is MA in Psychology (conversion prorgam) eligible for applying to a MSc Cognitive Psychology program in Germany?
Does anyone have any idea on this? I'm sorry if this isn't the right subreddit. submitted by /u/Informal_Philosophy4 [link] [comments]
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All of Jimi Hendrix's gigs in one beautiful flash
Legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix died exactly 50 years ago today. From September 1966 to his death, he performed over 450 times. This spectacular 'gigograph' shows the geographic dimension of his short but busy career. Last night at the Samarkand Your browser does not support the video tag. On September 17, 1970, Jimi Hendrix awoke at the Samarkand Hotel in Notting Hill, London, in the basem
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Airspeeder's 'flying car' racers to be shielded by virtual force-fields
Airspeeder is a company that aims to put on high-speed races featuring electric flying vehicles. The so-called Speeders are able to fly at speeds of up to 120 mph. The motorsport aims to help advance the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector, which could usher in the age of air taxis. Airspeeder, the world's newest motorsport, is set to debut its first race in 2021. What can you e
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'Viking' was likely a job title among diverse people, says DNA study
A team of international researchers spent years analyzing the DNA of 442 people, most of whom lived during the Viking age. It's the largest DNA analysis of Viking remains to date. The results show that Vikings were more genetically diverse than previously thought. In the late 8th century, a seafaring people from modern-day Scandinavia began to earn the name víkingr , which meant "pirate" in early
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AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints
Experts are concerned that the company has not been more forthcoming about two participants who became seriously ill after getting its experimental vaccine.
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Pulling the plug on the coronavirus copy machine
Key proteins used by coronavirus for its reproduction being modeled on NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer by Andres Cisneros research group of the University of North Texas. Research goals include finding ways to improve on COVID-19 therapeutic remdesivir. NSF-funded Frontera allocation awarded to Cisneros through the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.
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Pulling the plug on the coronavirus copy machine
Key proteins used by coronavirus for its reproduction being modeled on NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer by Andres Cisneros research group of the University of North Texas. Research goals include finding ways to improve on COVID-19 therapeutic remdesivir. NSF-funded Frontera allocation awarded to Cisneros through the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.
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Two killed in hurricane-like storm in Greece
Two people were found dead and another person was missing on Saturday after central Greece was lashed by a rare hurricane-like storm known as a "medicane".
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The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: 'I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better'
Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trials Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided to t
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AstraZeneca Releases Blueprints for Virus Vaccine Trial Amid Safety Scrutiny
A surge of infections in the Southwest and the Midwest is partly driving an uptick in cases nationally. The eight remaining members of the Supreme Court are expected to hear arguments next month via telephone.
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To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty
Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was America's first female self-made millionaire . She pioneered a line of hair care and beauty products for people of color early in the 20th century, and the recent Netflix series "Self Made" details the story of this talented innovator and the challenges she overcame on the way to her success. To accomplish her goals, she had to face overwhelming uncert
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Humans Need Not Apply: This New TV Talent Contest is for Virtual Idols Only
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Oceanbird cargo ship relies on wind to transport autos
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The Evolving Impact of Robots on Jobs
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Project Vesta uses Olivine Rock to remove CO2 from the atmosphere
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'Too late to stop it': California's future hinges on managing megafires
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Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity
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World's smallest ultrasound detector is tinier than a blood cell
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Russia's space agency chief declares Venus a "Russian planet"
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Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government
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En skildpadde-fuckfinger og en kriminel isfugl: Her er syv af årets sjoveste naturbilleder
Det sjoveste billede skal kåres, og du kan være med til at bestemme.
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