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Using drones to create local quantum networks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe sending entangled particles from one drone to another and from a drone to the ground.
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Tredje vaccine er snart på vej: Den adskiller sig markant fra de to, vi har nu
Ny vaccine fra AstraZeneca bygger på en kendt vaccine-teknologi.
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Her er fordele og ulemper: Hvilken coronavaccine ville du vælge?
PLUS. Syv vacciner. Tre teknologier. To godkendte med en tredje på vej. Ingeniøren har spurgt to eksperter, hvilken de helst vil stikkes med. En af dem har et vildt bud.
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Researches Show Efficacy Of Personalized Brain Stimulation In Psychiatric Treatments
Two new studies show the potential of personalized brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders. The approach delivers pulses of electric or magnetic energy to certain areas in the brain.
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Publisher Correction: Magnetic field detection limits for ultraclean graphene Hall sensors
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-20969-z
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Biden Names Geneticist Eric Lander as Top Science Adviser
If confirmed, Lander will head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a position that President Donald Trump left vacant for 18 months at the beginning of his term.
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Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased, study finds
A study across New York City found that out-of-hospital sudden deaths follow the geographic distribution of SARS-CoV-2, suggesting an association between the two, investigators report.
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A new archaeology for the Anthropocene era
Scantily clad tomb raiders and cloistered scholars piecing together old pots — these are the kinds of stereotypes of archaeology that dominate public perception. Yet archaeology in the new millennium is a world away from these images. In a major new report, researchers probe a thoroughly modern and scientific discipline to understand how it is helping to address the considerable challenges of the
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Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK
A new statistical model suggests that an infected student returning home for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member.
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Lasers & molecular tethers create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a technique to modify naturally occurring biological polymers with protein-based biochemical messages that affect cell behavior. Their approach, published the week of Jan. 18, 2021 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, uses a near-infrared laser to trigger chemical adhesion of protein messages to a scaffold made from biol
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How cells move and don't get stuck
Theoretical physicists from Berlin teamed up with experimental physicists from Munich to determine the precise mechanics involved in cell motility. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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New method to assist fast-tracking of vaccines for pre-clinical tests
A new method to synthesize vaccines safely and quickly should see much faster pre-clinical testing to pursue strategies to combat novel pathogens, something the COVID pandemic has shown is necessary.
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Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds
Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without using their legs. While the jump's motion has been studied in depth, the physical mechanisms that enable the beetles' signature clicking maneuver have not. A new study examines the forces behind this super-fast energy release and provides guidelines for studying extreme motion, energy storage and ene
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Smart vaccine scheme quick to curb rabies threat in African cities
More people could be protected from life-threatening rabies thanks to an agile approach to dog vaccination using smart phone technology to spot areas of low vaccination coverage in real time. The work could help save the lives of children worldwide.
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Researchers find how cells move while avoiding adhesion
Cell velocity, or how fast a cell moves, is known to depend on how sticky the surface is beneath it, but the precise mechanisms of this relationship have remained elusive for decades. Now, researchers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) have figured out the precise mechanics and developed a mathemat
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Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds
Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without using their legs. While the jump's motion has been studied in depth, the physical mechanisms that enable the beetles' signature clicking maneuver have not. A new study examines the forces behind this super-fast energy release and provides guidelines for studying extreme motion, energy storage and ene
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Lasers and molecular tethers create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
Imagine going to a surgeon to have a diseased or injured organ switched out for a fully functional, laboratory-grown replacement. This remains science fiction and not reality because researchers today struggle to organize cells into the complex 3-D arrangements that our bodies can master on their own.
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Researchers find how cells move while avoiding adhesion
Cell velocity, or how fast a cell moves, is known to depend on how sticky the surface is beneath it, but the precise mechanisms of this relationship have remained elusive for decades. Now, researchers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) have figured out the precise mechanics and developed a mathemat
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Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds
Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without using their legs. While the jump's motion has been studied in depth, the physical mechanisms that enable the beetles' signature clicking maneuver have not. A new study examines the forces behind this super-fast energy release and provides guidelines for studying extreme motion, energy storage and ene
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Lasers and molecular tethers create perfectly patterned platforms for tissue engineering
Imagine going to a surgeon to have a diseased or injured organ switched out for a fully functional, laboratory-grown replacement. This remains science fiction and not reality because researchers today struggle to organize cells into the complex 3-D arrangements that our bodies can master on their own.
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Ten "keys to reality" from a Nobel-winning physicist
In the spring of 1970, colleges across the country erupted with student protests in response to the Vietnam War and the National Guard's shooting of student demonstrators at Kent State University. At the University of Chicago, where Frank Wilczek was an undergraduate, regularly scheduled classes were "improvised and semivoluntary" amid the turmoil, as he recalls. It was during this turbulent time
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Technique Talk: Troubleshooting Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
In this workshop, you will learn about the critical factors that ensure qPCR accuracy and success.
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Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Scientists have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA, which normally resides inside the energy factories of cells. Mitochondrial DNA spilling out of cells and into the bloodstream is a sign that a particular type of violent cell death is
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COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil has overwhelmed its health systems, analysis shows
An analysis of the first 250,000 patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus reveals a high mortality and inequities in the quality of healthcare across regions.
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Martinus Veltman, Who Made Key Contribution in Physics, Dies at 89
He shared a Nobel Prize for research that helped explain the fundamental forces in the universe.
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Guide: De muterade virusvarianterna
Det rapporteras allt mer om olika muterade former av det coronavirus som orsakar covid-19. Här får du veta mer om vilka utmaningar de nya mutationerna innebär i kampen mot pandemin.
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WHO warns of global 'moral failure' on jabs
Rich nations accused of not doing enough to ensure supply to poor countries
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UK turns corner on vaccine rollout
Rapid progress made on jabs but supply and production problems pose threat to programme
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Daily briefing: The sticky issue of honey fraud
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00128-6 The beekeepers using science to expose shady sugar-syrup scandals. Plus, coronavirus-variant naming confusion, and an attempted peer-review hijack.
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UK vaccination rollout a rare pandemic success
Ministers hope end of crisis is in sight, with almost 6 per cent of population inoculated
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The brain region responsible for self-bias in memory
A brain region involved in processing information about ourselves biases our ability to remember, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
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The best beard trimmer: Get a clean-shaven look with ease
Check out these hair trimming tools that will totally have you covered. (Jakob Owens via Unsplash/) A beard, or lack thereof, can say a lot about a person's style and sensibilities. A perfectly twirled mustache has an element of whimsy, a full beard suggests a sense of rugged adventure, neat, trim edges showcase thoughtfulness and precision, while a little stubble can appear cool and casual. Your
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The best plastic cups that look better than most plastic cups
Durable glasses you'll be proud to drink out of. (Gerrie van der Walt via Unsplash/) There are so many practical reasons to have plastic cups in your life. Whether you have small children, frequent parties, or prefer the stress-free ease of knowing your cups are sturdy enough to resist shattering on impact. Plastic cups also make sense for the outdoors or picnics. With so many options in style an
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Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt
Researchers describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security.
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Wonderful wet bags for you and your kid
A helpful storage solution. (Anna Oliinyk via Unsplash/) Keeping track of your kid's toys, diapers, extra clothes, snacks, and pacifiers can be a monstrous task, especially if you start running out of room. A wet bag is a great solution for extra, compartmentalized storage for your stroller, diaper bag, car, or home. A wet bag is not only great for storage, but it's the best place to stow away an
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'Designer baby' book trilogy explores the moral dilemmas humans may soon create
A new sci-fi book series called "Genetic Pressure" explores the scientific and moral implications of a world with a burgeoning designer baby industry. It's currently illegal to implant genetically edited human embryos in most nations, but designer babies may someday become widespread. While gene-editing technology could help humans eliminate genetic diseases, some in the scientific community fear
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This is your brain on political arguments
New research at Yale identifies the brain regions that are affected when you're in disagreeable conversations. Talking with someone you agree with harmonizes brain regions and is less energetically taxing. The research involves face-to-face dialogues, not conversations on social media. You probably know the feeling: a rush of heat that assaults your entire body; your fingertips and forehead suffe
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Inexpensive battery charges rapidly for electric vehicles, reduces range anxiety
Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.
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Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms
Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients' distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within
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New management approach can help avoid species vulnerability or extinction
Research focuses on transient nature of species' and ecosystem stability; illustrates how prepare for possible flips.
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Low-carbon policies can be 'balanced' to benefit small firms and average households
A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form the bedrock of a 'green recovery' if specifically designed and used in tandem.
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Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway
Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process could allow researchers to adapt this and similar compounds for use in human medicine.
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New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
Researchers have developed a new computational tool to accurately differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing data.
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Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway
Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process could allow researchers to adapt this and similar compounds for use in human medicine.
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The Promise of Scientific Partnerships with People on the Spectrum
Five collaborations involving autistic scientists and experts are advancing autism research, from lending support for theories of the condition to shoring up trials of new treatments.
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Almost 30% of Covid patients in England readmitted to hospital after discharge – study
Readmission rate for Covid patients 3.5 times greater, and death rate seven times higher, than for other hospital patients Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Nearly a third of people who were discharged from hospitals in England after being treated for Covid-19 were readmitted within five months – and almost one in eight died, a study suggests. The research , which is s
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Author Correction: Clustered versus catastrophic global vertebrate declines
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03189-9
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A 'super-puff' planet like no other
Astronomers discover that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet.
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2020 ties for hottest year on record, says NASA and NOAA
2020 is tied with 2016 for being globally the hottest year on record. The year's hotspot included the Arctic, which is warming at three times the global mean. The United States endured a record-breaking year for billion-dollar natural disasters. You may have noticed a trend in the last few years. At the beginning of every year, NASA and NOAA share their analyses of the previous year's climate dat
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Call to prioritise minority ethnic groups for Covid vaccines
BAME communities should be better protected as they are more at risk, say public health experts and MPs People in high-risk minority ethnic groups must be prioritised for Covid immunisations, alongside a targeted publicity campaign, experts and politicians have said amid growing concerns over vaccine scepticism. With figures on Monday recording more than 4m Covid vaccine doses now administered ac
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'Cry freedom' after the vulnerable are vaccinated? Not so fast, Matt Hancock | Stephen Buranyi
The government's libertarian bias may mean restrictions go too soon, with the majority forced to try their luck against Covid Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage As several NHS trusts warned staff this month that they faced imminent collapse, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, gave a sunny interview to the Spectator. Looking to the vaccine as a "light at the end of the
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Why The Recent Signal That Appeared to Come From Proxima Centauri Almost Certainly Didn't
Astronomers have now calculated the likelihood that the signal came from another advanced civilization — and the numbers don't look good.
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A Troubling New Pattern Among the Coronavirus Variants
For most of 2020, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 jumped from human to human, accumulating mutations at a steady rate of two per month —not especially impressive for a virus. These mutations have largely had little effect. But recently, three distinct versions of the virus seem to have independently converged on some of the same mutations, despite being thousands of miles apart in the United
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The Card1 nuclease provides defence during type-III CRISPR immunity
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03206-x
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Giant lungfish genome elucidates the conquest of land by vertebrates
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03198-8
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Correlation-driven topological phases in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-03159-7 Correlation-driven topological phases with different Chern numbers are observed in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene in modest magnetic fields, indicating that strong electronic interactions can lead to topologically non-trivial phases.
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Kolliderande galaxer återskapar kosmisk middagstid
När två galaxer kolliderar och smälter samman uppstår förhållanden som är mycket ovanliga i universum i dag, men som liknar dem som rådde under en period som kallas för "kosmisk middagstid" för över tre miljarder år sedan. Nya stjärnor bildas i olika takt i olika tider, och detta var den tid då stjärnbildningstakten var som högst. Galaxkollisioner fungerar som ett laboratorium där förhållandena un
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Undersøgelse af svensk total-havari førte til stop af 150 Vestas-møller
PLUS. Fejl på overfladen af stålindsatsen i vingeroden medførte, at rodende og stålindsats ikke havde ordentligt fat i hinanden, og at vingen derfor gled til jorden.
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New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
MD Anderson researchers have developed a new computational tool to accurately differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing data.
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Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway
Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process, detailed in a new study led by Penn State chemists, could allow researchers to adapt this and similar compounds for use in human medicine.
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Timing is of the essence when treating brain swelling in mice
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered Jekyll and Hyde immune cells in the brain that ultimately help with brain repair but early after injury can lead to fatal swelling, suggesting that timing may be critical when administering treatment. These dual-purpose cells, which are called myelomonocytic cells and which are carried to the brain by the blood, are just one type o
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Low-carbon policies can be 'balanced' to benefit small firms and average households
A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form the bedrock of a 'green recovery' if specifically designed and used in tandem.
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Low-carbon policies can be 'balanced' to benefit small firms and average households – study
A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form the bedrock of a 'green recovery' if specifically designed and used in tandem.
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New discovery in breast cancer treatment
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.
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New management approach can help avoid species vulnerability or extinction
Research focuses on transient nature of species' and ecosystem stability; illustrates how prepare for possible flips.
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Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms
Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients' distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists at UC San Francisco's Dolby Family Center for Mood Disorders have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that — at least in one patient — was able to provide relief f
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Inexpensive battery charges rapidly for electric vehicles, reduces range anxiety
Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.
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UCI researchers: Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt
In a study to be published Jan. 18 in Nature Climate Change, researchers at the University of California, Irvine describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security.
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A new archaeology for the Anthropocene era
Scantily clad tomb raiders and cloistered scholars piecing together old pots – these are the kinds of stereotypes of archaeology that dominate public perception. Yet archaeology in the new millennium is a world away from these images. In a major new report, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History probe a thoroughly modern and scientific discipline to understand h
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A 'super-puff' planet like no other
A Canadian-led team of astronomers discovers that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet.
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Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school
Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.
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Eliminating microplastics in wastewater directly at the source
A research team has developed a process for the electrolytic treatment of wastewater that degrades microplastics at the source.
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How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music
Does the algorithm know you too well? Here's how to shake up your recommendations for a more varied listening experience.
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Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy
While it is fascinating that living creatures develop distinct patterns on their skin, what may be even more mysterious is their striking similarity to the skin of frozen liquid metals.
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New management approach can help avoid species vulnerability or extinction
More than 3,000 animal species in the world today are considered endangered, with hundreds more categorized as vulnerable. Currently, ecologists don't have reliable tools to predict when a species may become at risk.
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Researchers: Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt
Future climate change will cause a regionally uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt—a narrow band of heavy precipitation near the equator—according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions. This development may threaten food security for billions of people.
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Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway
Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the chemistry behind this process, detailed in a new study led by Penn State chemists, could allow researchers to adapt this and similar compounds for use in human medicine.
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A 'super-puff' planet like no other
The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, astronomers at Université de Montréal have found.
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A new archaeology for the Anthropocene era
Indiana Jones and Lara Croft have a lot to answer for. Public perceptions of archaeology are often thoroughly outdated, and these characterisations do little to help. Archaeology as practiced today bears virtually no resemblance to the tomb raiding portrayed in movies and video games. Indeed, it bears little resemblance to even more scholarly depictions of the discipline in the entertainment spher
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New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the variety of normal cells found within tumor samples. The work was published today in Nature Biotechnology.
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Low-carbon policies can be 'balanced' to benefit small firms and average households: study
Some of the low-carbon policy options currently used by governments may be detrimental to the households and small businesses less able to manage added short-term costs from energy price hikes, according to a new study.
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New management approach can help avoid species vulnerability or extinction
More than 3,000 animal species in the world today are considered endangered, with hundreds more categorized as vulnerable. Currently, ecologists don't have reliable tools to predict when a species may become at risk.
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A new archaeology for the Anthropocene era
Indiana Jones and Lara Croft have a lot to answer for. Public perceptions of archaeology are often thoroughly outdated, and these characterisations do little to help. Archaeology as practiced today bears virtually no resemblance to the tomb raiding portrayed in movies and video games. Indeed, it bears little resemblance to even more scholarly depictions of the discipline in the entertainment spher
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New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data
In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the variety of normal cells found within tumor samples. The work was published today in Nature Biotechnology.
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Mount Sinai researchers build models using machine learning technique to enhance predictions of COVID-19 outcomes
Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies using federated learning to examine electronic health records to better predict how COVID-19 patients will progress.
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Terpenes: The Little-Known Compounds That Make Cannabis a Better Medicine
Commercial interest and federal funding are leading to more research into the therapeutic effects of the fragrant molecules known as terpenes.
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Environmentalists sue to stop Florida's takeover of federal wetland permits
A coalition of environmental groups sued Thursday to stop the federal government turning over its control of wetlands construction permitting to Florida's Department of Environmental Protection.
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US approves copper mine land swap on Native American land
The U.S. government published a report Friday that triggers a land swap involving U.S. Native American land for an area that could become the largest copper mine in North America, pushing the project into the next phase in the permitting process.
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Female resident orcas especially disturbed by vessels, new research shows
Female orcas are most thrown off from foraging when boats and vessels intrude closer than 400 yards, according to new research—troubling findings for the endangered population of southern resident orcas that desperately needs every mother and calf to survive.
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Female resident orcas especially disturbed by vessels, new research shows
Female orcas are most thrown off from foraging when boats and vessels intrude closer than 400 yards, according to new research—troubling findings for the endangered population of southern resident orcas that desperately needs every mother and calf to survive.
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Author Correction: Three-phase electric power driven electroluminescent devices
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-20976-0
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Author Correction: Time reversed optical waves by arbitrary vector spatiotemporal field generation
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-021-20944-8
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New mathematical model: How dangerous bacteria form colonies
It can be observed every time you take a shower: Small droplets of water join together to form larger and larger drops—until they are so heavy that they run down the wall. Scientists call this daily-life phenomenon coalescence—which surprisingly also provides the key to understanding how bacteria form colonies. Researchers at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the Max-Pla
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Hepatitis D: How the virus made the jump from animals to humans
Pandemics past and present have been caused when pathogens – germs that cause disease—move between animals and humans, as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) did when it made its way from bats to people. But not all emerging pathogens have it so easy.
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How governments' tough COVID restrictions can help limit economic damage
The UK Government's hesitancy to bring in tougher COVID restrictions exacerbated investor herding, market volatility and greater harm to its economy compared to countries with swifter and more decisive pandemic responses, new research indicates.
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Hepatitis D: How the virus made the jump from animals to humans
Pandemics past and present have been caused when pathogens – germs that cause disease—move between animals and humans, as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) did when it made its way from bats to people. But not all emerging pathogens have it so easy.
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Færre vaccinedoser end ventet skaber forvirring i landets regioner
Hvilke borgere skal vaccineres i denne uge, og hvem sidder med beslutningskompetencen? Pfizers udmelding om en mindre vaccineleverance end aftalt og tavshed fra sundhedsmyndighederne har skabt forvirring i landets regioner.
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How Mirroring the Architecture of the Human Brain Is Speeding Up AI Learning
While AI can carry out some impressive feats when trained on millions of data points, the human brain can often learn from a tiny number of examples. New research shows that borrowing architectural principles from the brain can help AI get closer to our visual prowess. The prevailing wisdom in deep learning research is that the more data you throw at an algorithm, the better it will learn. And in
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Report: Fossil fuel firms failing to curb climate gas leaks
The International Energy Agency says oil and gas companies aren't doing enough to reduce the release of methane, a potent source of planet-heating emissions, that is seeping out of pipelines and production plants.
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Majority of managers reluctant to hire applicants with mental health problems
A new Tranzo survey of 670 executives in all Dutch sectors shows that a majority (64%) is reluctant to hire applicants with mental health problems (MHP). In addition, one in three managers would not quickly hire an employee who has ever had MHP, even if those problems are no longer an issue. The publication by Kim Janssens et al. will soon be published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM
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Joe Biden vil stoppe rørledning til Canadas tjæresands-olie
USA's kommende præsident, Joe Biden, vil ifølge CBC ophæve tilladelsen til det store Keystone XL-projekt om at bringe olie fra Canada til USA.
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New research could lead to more treatment options for diabetes patients
For the first time, scientists have come up with a precise atomic level explanation for why glulisine- a commonly used medication to treat diabetes- is faster acting than insulin.
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Small, single-stranded genetic material may account for zoonotic COVID transmission
A study led by researchers at University of Westminster shows that small single stranded genetic material may play a role in how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) passes from animals to humans and why some animal carriers of the virus may show no symptoms while it can be deadly in humans.
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New research could lead to more treatment options for diabetes patients
For the first time, scientists have come up with a precise atomic level explanation for why glulisine- a commonly used medication to treat diabetes- is faster acting than insulin.
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The long-range transport of deconfined magnetic hedgehogs
Spintronics is an emerging area of research that aims to develop devices that transmit, process and store information leveraging the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons, known as spin. A key objective of spintronics studies is to identify strategies to use magnetic insulators to achieve the transport of signals over long distances.
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Small, single-stranded genetic material may account for zoonotic COVID transmission
A study led by researchers at University of Westminster shows that small single stranded genetic material may play a role in how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) passes from animals to humans and why some animal carriers of the virus may show no symptoms while it can be deadly in humans.
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Scientists produce the first in-vitro embryos from vitrified African lion oocytes
A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) inGermany, Givskud Zoo–Zootopia in Denmark and the University of Milan in Italy succeeded in producing the very first African lionin-vitroembryos after the vitrification of immature oocytes. For this specific method of cryopreservation, oocytes are collected directly after an animal is castrated or deceased
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Swamp eel: Blood-red subterranean dweller is newest fish genus discovered
Together with a group of international colleagues, Senckenberg scientist Ralf Britz described a new fish genus. The blind fishes, which are members of the swamp eel family, live in subterranean waters in Southern India and show a red coloration. Moreover, the team assigned three additional species to the new genus. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Ichthyological Explorati
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Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme
While the first vaccines have been developed against the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, studies are still underway to identify effective drugs for treating coronavirus infections. Scientists in Gießen, Mainz, and Würzburg in Germany involved in a fundamental research project have now identified potential starting points that could contribute to the development of drugs able to combat the pathogen responsibl
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Monitoring the snap, crackle and pop of the sea
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00082-3 A sea-bed buoy in a busy shipping lane helps marine biologist Antonio Codarin to record underwater noise and its impact on marine species.
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Fungal wearables and devices: Biomaterials pave the way toward science fiction future
Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials. The joint research venture undertaken by the University of the West of England, Bristol, the U.K. (UWE Bristol) and collaborators from Mogu S.r.l., Italy, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Tor
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Scientists produce the first in-vitro embryos from vitrified African lion oocytes
A team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) inGermany, Givskud Zoo–Zootopia in Denmark and the University of Milan in Italy succeeded in producing the very first African lionin-vitroembryos after the vitrification of immature oocytes. For this specific method of cryopreservation, oocytes are collected directly after an animal is castrated or deceased
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Swamp eel: Blood-red subterranean dweller is newest fish genus discovered
Together with a group of international colleagues, Senckenberg scientist Ralf Britz described a new fish genus. The blind fishes, which are members of the swamp eel family, live in subterranean waters in Southern India and show a red coloration. Moreover, the team assigned three additional species to the new genus. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Ichthyological Explorati
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Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme
While the first vaccines have been developed against the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, studies are still underway to identify effective drugs for treating coronavirus infections. Scientists in Gießen, Mainz, and Würzburg in Germany involved in a fundamental research project have now identified potential starting points that could contribute to the development of drugs able to combat the pathogen responsibl
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Tracking the evolution of Maxwell knots
Maxwell equations govern the evolution of electromagnetic fields with light being a particular solution of these equations in spaces devoid of electric charge. A new study published in EPJ C by Alexi Morozov and Nikita Tselousov, from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Transmission Problems, Russia, respectively, details peculiar solutions to the Maxwell equations—
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Fungal wearables and devices: Biomaterials pave the way toward science fiction future
Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials. The joint research venture undertaken by the University of the West of England, Bristol, the U.K. (UWE Bristol) and collaborators from Mogu S.r.l., Italy, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Tor
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Artificial intelligence helps in the search for new antibiotics
With the search for new antibiotics becoming increasingly urgent, artificial intelligence offers valuable help. Smart software developed by Leiden Ph.D. candidate Alexander Kloosterman searched genomes of bacteria and found clusters of DNA that code for proteins that have an antibiotic effect. "This new search method is enormously promising."
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Egypt Denied an Oxygen Failure Killed Covid Patients. We Found That It Did.
For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronavirus's real toll at the peak of Egypt's second wave of the pandemic.
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Artificial intelligence helps in the search for new antibiotics
With the search for new antibiotics becoming increasingly urgent, artificial intelligence offers valuable help. Smart software developed by Leiden Ph.D. candidate Alexander Kloosterman searched genomes of bacteria and found clusters of DNA that code for proteins that have an antibiotic effect. "This new search method is enormously promising."
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A trap for nematodes
Filariae, slender but sometimes up to 70-centimeter-long nematodes, can set up residence in their host quite tenaciously and cause serious infectious diseases in the tropics. The tiny larvae of the worms are usually transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes, which pick up the larvae from the blood or subcutaneous tissue when they bite and deposit them in the vessels or tissues of their next
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A trap for nematodes
Filariae, slender but sometimes up to 70-centimeter-long nematodes, can set up residence in their host quite tenaciously and cause serious infectious diseases in the tropics. The tiny larvae of the worms are usually transmitted from person to person by mosquitoes, which pick up the larvae from the blood or subcutaneous tissue when they bite and deposit them in the vessels or tissues of their next
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Researchers develop sustainable catalysis process
Acetals are important chemical compounds that are used, for example, in the production of certain medical agents. A new method now makes their synthesis easier and more environmentally friendly. Chemists at the University of Bonn have developed and optimized the sustainable catalytic process. State-of-the-art computer simulations were also used. The reaction is based on a mechanism that frequently
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Alcohols exhibit quantum effects
Skoltech scientists and their colleagues from the Russian Quantum Center revealed a significant role of nuclear quantum effects in the polarization of alcohol in an external electric field. Their research findings are published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
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A new model determines freshwater and dissolved organic carbon discharge to the Gulf of Alaska
Amid ongoing climate change, understanding how and where carbon is moving across ecosystems has become a top research priority. This type of "carbon accounting" helps scientists determine where the planet is sequestering and releasing atmosphere-warming carbon compounds and is especially important at the boundaries between different ecosystems.
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Eliminating microplastics in wastewater directly at the source
A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has developed a process for the electrolytic treatment of wastewater that degrades microplastics at the source. The results of this research have been published in the Environmental Pollution journal.
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Statistics explained: how to make sense of 'excess' deaths | David Spiegelhalter
In the first of a new series, the leading Cambridge professor measures Covid-19's impact How many people have died because of the pandemic? How does this vary across countries? These are two of the most common questions I get asked and yet they are remarkably difficult to answer. We could start by looking at the number of Covid deaths listed on a website and compare countries by Covid deaths per m
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Interstellar chemistry: low-temperature gas-phase formation of indene in the interstellar medium
The interstellar medium and combustion systems contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as fundamental molecular building blocks that form fullerenes and carbonaceous nanostructures. However, researchers have yet to investigate and understand aromatic molecules carrying five-membered rings that form the essential building blocks of nonplanar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which ev
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5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online
The blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump's broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinformation and conspiracy theories.
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CIA frigiver 2.780 sider UFO-dokumenter: Dyk ned i mystiske eksplosioner og mærkelig teknologi
Hjemmesiden 'The Black Vault' er efter næsten 25 års kamp i besiddelse af tre årtiers afklassificerede UFO-dokumenter
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6 secure alternatives to WhatsApp
Minding people snooping over your shoulder on the train is bad enough. (Ketut Subiyanto / Pexels/) Starting on May 15, WhatsApp will begin sharing some of its users' data with its parent company, Facebook to " connect your WhatsApp experiences with other Facebook Company products. " The news has some cybersecurity experts and privacy activists sounding the alarm, as this decision means a less-sec
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Astronomers find planetary system with gas giant exoplanet and white dwarf companion
Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered an interesting extrasolar planetary system consisting of a K-dwarf host star, a Jupiter-sized planet and a white dwarf. The finding and parameters of the system, designated TOI-1259, were presented in a paper published January 7 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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It's Not Just You: Everyone's Mental Health Is Suffering
If you're thinking, "Oh, I just need to suck it up," stop. What you're feeling is real. Here's how to cope.
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How COVID-19 has changed what we watch and how we watch it
University of Virginia Darden School of Business professor Anthony Palomba is an expert in media management, an interdisciplinary academic discipline that examines how audiences consume media and entertainment products and services, as well as how entertainment companies compete amid shifting consumer preferences.
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Phase diagram for infinite layer nickel superconductors
NUS physicists have developed a method to induce the transition of a rare-earth nickelate from their native perovskite form to infinite-layer structures. This allowed them to build a complete phase diagram of this nickelate superconductor.
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Penguins benefit from extended maritime zone
Gentoo penguins are benefiting from a newly enlarged no-fishing zone (known as a No-Take Zone NTZ) around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) tracking research commissioned by the RSPB.
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Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds
Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometers a day to find food, according to a recent paper by scientists from McGill and Colgate universities published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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Survey first to provide comprehensive view of Irish in Aotearoa, New Zealand
In addition to containing many firsts, new research from the University of Otago's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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To predict the future of polar ice, environmental scientists are looking to the past
Over the past century, global sea level has been rising at an increasingly rapid pace. That means the damage done by storm surges will be more severe, coastal erosion will accelerate and flooding will become more frequent and more expensive.
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Penguins benefit from extended maritime zone
Gentoo penguins are benefiting from a newly enlarged no-fishing zone (known as a No-Take Zone NTZ) around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) tracking research commissioned by the RSPB.
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Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds
Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometers a day to find food, according to a recent paper by scientists from McGill and Colgate universities published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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Cosmic beasts and where to find them
Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa's powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are thought to be amongst the largest single objects in the Universe. The discovery has been published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society .
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Surprising new mechanism of heat shock response identified in yeast cells
How cells respond in the face of stress is a critical component of maintaining homeostasis and preventing disease, but its mechanisms are poorly understood. New research out of the University of Chicago has fit together another piece of the puzzle by identifying a key protein, Sis1, involved in the rapid activation of the heat shock response, which allows cells to respond in the face of temperatur
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Parrots pushed to extinction despite protection policies
Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing to mitigate these effects, according to new research.
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Surprising new mechanism of heat shock response identified in yeast cells
How cells respond in the face of stress is a critical component of maintaining homeostasis and preventing disease, but its mechanisms are poorly understood. New research out of the University of Chicago has fit together another piece of the puzzle by identifying a key protein, Sis1, involved in the rapid activation of the heat shock response, which allows cells to respond in the face of temperatur
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Parrots pushed to extinction despite protection policies
Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing to mitigate these effects, according to new research.
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Eliminating microplastics in wastewater directly at the source
A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has developed a process for the electrolytic treatment of wastewater that degrades microplastics at the source. The results of this research have been published in the Environmental Pollution journal.
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The Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Preps for Its Sea Voyage
The robo-vessel will map the ocean floor, and its solar-powered sensors will sample fish DNA and collect climate data.
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What You Lose When You Turn Into an Animal
In Pixar's new film, Soul, the protagonist wakes up in the body of a cat. It's a common enough trope—but it gets messier the more you think about it.
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Hospitalsdirektør flytter skrivebordet 10 km mod vest
Anne Jastrup Okkels skifter jobbet som hospitalsdirektør for Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital ud med samme stilling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital.
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Vätgas direkt från vindkraft
Grön vätgas, som tillverkas genom att spjälka vatten med hjälp av förnybar energi, pekas ut som en nyckel för att industrier som kemi och stål ska kunna bli fossilfria. I stålindustrin ska vätgasen ersätta kol och koks för att ta bort syret i järnmalmen, något som det svenska projektet Hybrit siktar på.
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What stops flows in glassy materials?
Glasses have a liquid-like disordered structure but solid-like mechanical properties. This leads to one of the central mysteries of glasses: Why don't they flow like liquids? This question is so important that it was selected by the journal Science in 2005 as one of 125 key, unanswered scientific questions, and one of 11 unsolved important physical issues.
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Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.
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One-dimensional quantum nanowires fertile ground for majorana zero modes
Why is studying spin properties of one-dimensional quantum nanowires important?
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Promoting axon regeneration in the zebrafish spinal cord
After an injury to the spinal cord, patients often remain paralyzed because damaged nerve tracts do not regrow due to the formation of scar tissue. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, together with colleagues from Dresden and Athens, have now been able to identify important cells and molecules in the scar, using zebrafishes as a model organism.
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The grisly trials that gave poison to prisoners
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00077-0 Hair-raising sixteenth-century reports emphasize the tests' control arms and societal benefit.
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Promoting axon regeneration in the zebrafish spinal cord
After an injury to the spinal cord, patients often remain paralyzed because damaged nerve tracts do not regrow due to the formation of scar tissue. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, together with colleagues from Dresden and Athens, have now been able to identify important cells and molecules in the scar, using zebrafishes as a model organism.
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The U.S. Postal Service to issue NASA sun science forever stamps
NASA's images of the sun's dynamic and dazzling beauty have captivated the attention of millions. In 2021, the US Postal Service is showcasing the sun's many faces with a series of sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
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Dopant-free, humidity-stable organic layers give perovskite solar cells 21% efficiency
Durable, high-performing perovskite solar cells also require durable, high-performing charge-transporting layers. Scientists have developed the first organic hole transporter that does not need a dopant to attain high charge mobility and stability. According to the study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this novel hole-transporting layer outperforms reference materials and protects the
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Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restri
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Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restri
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Trump's Worst, Most Bizarre Statements About 'the Cyber'
Over the course of his presidency, he managed to be consistently wrong, outrageous, and dangerous in equal measure. We look back at his most notorious remarks.
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Covid, Schools, and the High-Stakes Experiment No One Wanted
Reopening in the fall was a massive gamble. At one high-poverty elementary school, navigating the risks paid off.
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Why Do Exploding Barrels Make Video Games So Much More Fun?
Elemental reactions, like shooting a dynamite-filled barrel or using an ice spell to cross a stream, are an important way for designers to bring worlds to life.
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When the FBI Spied on MLK
The Martin Luther King Jr. who is introduced to most American schoolchildren is a tragic hero—not just in a colloquial sense, but also in a mythological one. Greek tragedy is driven by characters just like the King described in textbooks. They're brilliant and virtuous, yet doomed by a small error in judgment. King's flaw, we are taught, was his idealism, which both made him a civil-rights hero a
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Parler's Rise Was Also Its Downfall
On the last day of Parler, the vibe was electric. It was the weekend after supporters of President Donald Trump had stormed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the election. With just more than a 24-hour warning, the " free speech social network " and aspiring Twitter alternative was being cut off by its cloud-hosting provider , Amazon Web Services. There were all-caps claim
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What the complex math of fire modeling tells us about the future of California's forests
At the height of California's worst wildfire season on record, Geoff Marshall looked down at his computer and realized that an enormous blaze was about to take firefighters by surprise . Marshall runs the fire prediction team at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (known as Cal Fire), headquartered in Sacramento, which gives him an increasingly difficult job: anticipating th
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How Elvis Got Americans to Accept the Polio Vaccine
Campaigns to change behavior thrive on three factors: social influence, social norms and vivid examples — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vaccines Need Not Completely Stop COVID Transmission to Curb the Pandemic
Lessons from other viruses show that even if vaccines don't completely stop disease spread, they can still successfully contain it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vaccines Need Not Completely Stop COVID Transmission to Curb the Pandemic
Lessons from other viruses show that even if vaccines don't completely stop disease spread, they can still successfully contain it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Alt norsk byggeri skal forberedes til elbiler
PLUS. For at få endnu flere elbiler vil den norske regering kræve, at alle nye boliger forberedes til elbilopladning. Den danske regering venter på Bilkommissionens rapport, før den vil beslutte, om ladestanderkravet skal udvides.
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Who's the Snowflake Now?
T he right often accuses the left of exaggerating victimhood, turning a blind eye to reality, and distorting language to do so. The left, it's often said, harbors "snowflakes" and the like who are beset by a victim complex. Lately, however, this frame of mind knows no party or political affiliation. Especially since the Capitol riot, assorted conservative figures have embodied a fragility of the
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The Coming Republican Amnesia
As Donald Trump lurches through the disastrous final days of his presidency, Republicans are just beginning to survey the wreckage of his reign. Their party has been gutted , their leader is reviled , and after four years of excusing every presidential affront to "conservative values," their credibility is shot . How will the GOP recover from the complicity and corruption of the Trump era? To man
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The 10 Best Political Books of 2020 by Black Women
I n the early 1830s , it was all but unheard of for women to organize politically. The Seneca Falls Convention lay more than a decade in the future. Women voters and elected officials were practically nonexistent. Even women sharing their political ideas in print, sounding their political voices in public, deeply offended American patriarchs. But a 29-year-old Bostonian widow, who had been a dome
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Meet the Biden cabinet's science and tech leaders
Xavier Becerra, the pick for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Deb Haaland, the pick for Secretary of the Interior (CC (US Government works)/) President-elect Joseph R. Biden will have no choice but to rely on his new heads of science and technology in the Executive Branch as he begins his term facing down two dire crises: the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. So far he has e
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Police are flying surveillance over Washington. Where were they last week?
As the world watched rioters take over the US Capitol on January 6, the lack of security was chilling. Some active police officers stood their ground but were outnumbered and defenseless. Other video showed an officer appearing to wave members of a pro-Trump mob beyond a police barrier; some were even filmed taking selfies with the invaders. Ahead of the inauguration, however, the government is r
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Techtopia #177: Har sociale medier for stor politisk magt?
Twitter, Facebook og Amazon har lukket for Donald Trump og hans sympatisører. Spørgsmålet er, om det er en knægtelse af hans ytringsfrihed?
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Metal-free atom transfer radical polymerization with ppm catalyst loading under sunlight
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20645-8 Organocatalytic atom transfer radical polymerization (O-ATRP) is attractive due to its metal-free nature but catalysts are rarely applied at a low loading. Here the authors introduce a catalyst design logic based on heteroatom-doping of polycyclic arenes, which led to the discovery of oxygen-doped anthanthren
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Observation and control of the weak topological insulator state in ZrTe5
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20564-8 Topological side surface, characterization of a weak topological insulator (WTI), has rarely been investigated. Here, Zhang et al. visualize a quasi-one dimensional, spin-momentum locked band on the side surface of the WTI candidate ZrTe5, and manipulate the bulk band gap by strain.
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2,2-difluorovinyl benzoates for diverse synthesis of gem-difluoroenol ethers by Ni-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20725-9 The gem-difluoroalkene functionality is relevant to drug design as it is a bioisostere of a carbonyl group. Here, the authors report the synthesis of 2,2-difluorovinyl benzoates as versatile building blocks for modular synthesis of gem-difluoroenol ethers and gem-difluoroalkenes by nickel-catalyzed cross coup
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Dll1+ quiescent tumor stem cells drive chemoresistance in breast cancer through NF-κB survival pathway
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20664-5 Although activated Notch receptors have been associated with chemoresistance in cancer, the role of specific Notch ligands remain elusive. Here, the authors show that in breast cells the Notch ligand DLL1 is expressed in cells with a cancer stem cell phenotype and promote doxorubicin resistance in part throug
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PKA drives an increase in AMPA receptor unitary conductance during LTP in the hippocampus
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20523-3 Long-term potentiation at hippocampal CA1 synapses can be due to increasing the number and/or single-channel conductance of AMPA receptors. The authors show that PKA and CaMKII are necessary and together sufficient to increase single channel conductance, via insertion of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors.
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Male fertility in Arabidopsis requires active DNA demethylation of genes that control pollen tube function
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20606-1 Active DNA demethylation is required for sexual reproduction in plants, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here, the authors show that the DNA glycosylases DEMETER and REPRESSOR OF SILENCING 1 enable the DNA demethylation-dependent activation of genes involved in pollen tube progression.
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A clinically applicable and scalable method to regenerate T-cells from iPSCs for off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20658-3 T-cell immunotherapies, such as CAR-T immunotherapy, are being developed against a wide variety of diseases. Here the authors report the feeder-free, scalable differentiation of human induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) to T-cells with T-cell receptor dependent anti-tumour function in vitro and in vivo.
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Loss of POMC-mediated antinociception contributes to painful diabetic neuropathy
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20677-0 Proopiomelanocortin is an anti-nociceptive peptide. Here the authors show in a mouse model of diabetes, that this peptide is downregulated, which may contribute to the neuropathic pain like behaviour in these models.
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Author Correction: A framework for in situ molecular characterization of coral holobionts using nanopore sequencing
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81544-6
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An eye-tracking study of letter-sound correspondence in Japanese-speaking 2- to 3-year-old toddlers
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79062-y
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Graphene oxide loaded with tumor-targeted peptide and anti-cancer drugs for cancer target therapy
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81218-3
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The interaction of Ag2O nanoparticles with Escherichia coli: inhibition–sterilization process
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81305-5 The interaction of Ag 2 O nanoparticles with Escherichia coli : inhibition–sterilization process
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Craniofacial shape in patients with beta thalassaemia: a geometric morphometric analysis
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-020-80234-z
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Co-administration of lipopolysaccharide and d-galactosamine induces genotoxicity in mouse liver
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81383-5 Co-administration of lipopolysaccharide and d -galactosamine induces genotoxicity in mouse liver
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Ultra-broadband axicon transducer for optoacoustic endoscopy
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81117-7
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Anorectal malformation with long perineal fistula: one of a special type
Scientific Reports, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81056-3
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Evolution of antibody immunity to SARS-CoV-2
Nature, Published online: 18 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03207-w
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Jordens ældste meteorkrater findes alligevel ikke i Grønland
Guinness Rekordbog må skrives om, for i bogen står der, at det tre milliarder år gamle…
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Why Do So Many Astronomy Discoveries Fail to Live Up to the Hype?
Widely publicized "breakthroughs" in astronomy and physics often don't hold up under scrutiny because of the machinery of hype, which depends equally on those who are engaged in science, those who employ and fund them, and those who report on their findings. Will this feedback loop ever be broken?
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Nasas månemission i fare: Motor lukker ned under kritisk test
Video: Den afgørende test af hovedmotorerne i Nasas kommende måneraket måtte afbrydes efter et minut. Nu er spørgsmålet, om hele missionen må udskydes.
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Twins With Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease's Genetic Roots
"I want to know," one twin said, "why did she have Covid worse than me?"
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Egypt Denied an Oxygen Failure Killed Covid Patients. We Found That It Did.
For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronavirus's real toll at the peak of Egypt's second wave of the pandemic.
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Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It's a Gamble.
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.
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Kamp om ladepladserne til elbilen: 'I går kørte jeg forgæves til tre forskellige ladestandere'
FDM og ladeoperatører kræver nye parkeringsregler på ladepladserne til elbiler.
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Fortrolig rapport: Iran fremstiller udstyr til hovedingrediens i atombomber
Iran har meddelt FN's Internationale Atomenergiagentur, at det mellemøstlige land har planer om at fremstille uranmetal, som ellers er forbudt i henhold til atomaftalen fra 2015, fordi uranmetal potentielt kan bruges til at fremstille atomvåben.
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Hen lika lättläst som han och hon
År 2015 fick det svenska språket ett nytt, könsneutralt pronomen: hen. Nu har forskare vid Stockholms universitet undersökt om ordet är mer svårläst än han och hon. Projektet följer upp en av deras tidigare studier där deltagarna beskrev ordet som förvirrande och svårt att använda.
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Fra klik til kontanter: Eksperter er bekymrede for digital sagsbehandling
PLUS. Udbetaling Danmark garanterer retssikkerheden ved automatisk digital sagsbehandling, men eksperter har en række forbehold. Ministeren ser intet behov for skærpet tilsyn.
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Så slipper studenter glappet mellan teori och praktik
När studenter får så kallat arbetsintegrerat lärande (AIL) delas utbildningen ofta upp i "teori" och "praktik", på campus- respektive arbetsplats. Men den terminologin skapar ett gap i onödan, menar Ville Björck i en avhandling vid Högskolan Väst. Han föreslår en "tredje" mötesplats, en hybrid av de olika lärandemiljöerna. Kan man undvika att skapa det så kallade teori-praktik gapet för studenter
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Multi-dimensional Economy and Multi-dimensional Money
The Crisis of the One-dimensional Economic Model Today we are witnessing a scenario in which extreme poverty coexists with super-wealthy throughout the world, regardless of the level of "development" of the nation state. It is apparent that the world is ruled not by a "secret club" but by the obvious crap – of unsustainable existing economic model. It is based on an ultra industrial – approach to
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How to make beautiful paper flower making for home decorate
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Inside China's new robotic restaurant in Guangzhou
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Google's new AI can win a game without knowing the rules
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Maigue Invents Solar Panels Made from Rotting Produce
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Human development in an UBI world.
UBI seems orders of magnitude more plausible post COVID-19. I wonder how will we motivate people to keep studying if they choose not to work though. I can imagine people choosing to stay in academia or becoming polymaths but would society nudge them in that direction? It's a bunch more money to spend on top of UBI, so maybe the U part would be dropped and you only get the BI if you are making a p
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Looking for r/Futurology & r/Collapse Debaters
We'll be having another informal debate between r/Futurology and r/Collapse on Friday, January 29, 2021. It's been three years since the last debate and we think it's a great time to revisit each other's perspectives and engage in some good-spirited dialogue. We'll be shaping the debate around a question similar to the last debate's, "What is human civilization trending towards?" Each subreddit w
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New research shows the robots are coming for [some] jobs—but stealthily
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First fruits of vaccine rollout 'should be seen in weeks'
Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groups Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Analysts are involved in an urgent effort to gauge the impact of Britain's mass Covid-19 vaccine campaign and to pinpoint dates when lockdown measures can be eased. More than 3 million people – most of them elderly or vulnerable individuals or heal
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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space on 2nd try
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.
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Vermont's BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
New research examining more than 800,000 traffic stops in Vermont over the course of five years substantiates the term "driving while Black and Brown."
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The efforts of antivaxxers to portray COVID-19 vaccines as harmful or even deadly continue apace…
As more and more COVID-19 vaccines find their way into more and more arms, there are reports of bad things happening to people after vaccination up to and including even death. As I've been predicting for a long time that they would, antivaxxers are now weaponizing these reports and anecdotes before they have even been investigated in order to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt about vaccines an
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'We need answers': why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?
A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease In early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands. "We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis f
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Rosalind Franklin
En pionjär inom DNA-forskning (1920-1958) var en brittisk forskare som gjorde viktiga upptäckter inom området röntgenkristallografi och hon utvidgade tveklöst vår förståelse för olika ämnens molekylära strukturer. Hennes … Continued
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Starwatch: Orion's treats for the naked-eye star watcher
You don't need a telescope to see the mighty hunter's sword and its star-forming cloud The mighty constellation of Orion the hunter is one of the greatest sights in the night sky. To those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is currently bolt upright in the south during the late evening. Orion's right shoulder is marked by the red star of Betelgeuse, and his left foot is signified by the white s
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The UK Coronavirus Strain May Be Dominant in The US by March, CDC Says
Modelling suggests it could spread rapidly.
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Vermont's BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows
Examining more than 800,000 police stops in Vermont between 2014 to 2019, researchers confirm that Vermont authorities stop, ticket, arrest and search Black drivers at a rate far beyond their share of the state's total driving population.
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Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school
Three-quarters of parents in a new national poll think peers better understand teen challenges, compared to teachers or counselors in the school.
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Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased
A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighborhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighborhood. The analysis appears in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardi
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Exercise science grad student at Australian university dismissed after he admitted faking data, says supervisor
A physiology journal has retracted a pair of papers from a group in Australia after learning that the flawed work was the subject of an institutional investigation. The articles, both of which were published last year in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, came from a group at the Murdoch Applied Sports Science Laboratory, … Continue reading
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Kristalina Georgieva: 'We are in a resilient place but cannot take stability for granted'
The IMF chief calls for global co-operation to support health systems and limit the damage of economic scarring
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EU-dom sætter leverandørforhold på spidsen: »Du får ikke ros for at køre over for rødt lys i en ny kontrakt«
Offentlige og private aktører holder vejret i kølvandet på Schrems II. Ulovlige dataoverførsler til USA presser kunder med aktiviteter i de amerikanske tech-giganters skyer, og mens der er større forståelse for eksisterende kontrakter, så forventer it-advokat ingen nåde, når det kommer til nye cl…
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Indonesia criticised for prioritising social media stars in vaccine drive
Health ministry enlists celebrities in attempt to persuade sceptical public over coronavirus jabs
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[Participants wanted] Online Cognitive Neuroscience Study on Sensory Perception in Autism (18+, all genders, global, with/without diagnoses)
Hi all, I'm a grad student in cognitive neuroscience and I'm looking for participants with the following criteria to complete some questionnaires and computer-based cognitive tasks (all anonymized!): aged 18 years and above either autistic or non-autistic able to spare 20 to 40 minutes to answer some questions and complete 3 short computer-based tasks in a self-paced manner ☕ have normal or corre
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Post mortem help on an incomprehensible exam question.
NOTE: Im sorry if this post is not acceptable in this sub, i'm just trying to figure out this question. If there is an issue, just let me know and i'll move/ remove it. NOTE 2: This is a past exam question which will not be repeated in further tests, so it doesn't go against any regulation regarding exam question publication (in my uni at least). I just want to do a post mortem on it. ​ Recently
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Could you please help me how to place eye-tracking electrodes of EEG?
This is a beginner level question. We have a EEG with four electrodes for eye tracking, we do not have reference, I don't know why. So, I am placing them like mentioned on various websites. Two horizontal, and two up and down according to pupils. However, somehow, they become one in the EEG signals. When a participants blinks, the signals go same, which is not good. One of them should be for blin
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Could you please help me how to place eye-tracking electrodes of EEG?
This is a beginner level question. We have a EEG with four electrodes for eye tracking, we do not have reference, I don't know why. So, I am placing them like mentioned on various websites. Two horizontal, and two up and down according to pupils. However, somehow, they become one in the EEG signals. When a participants blinks, the signals go same, which is not good. One of them should be for blin
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Scientists shed light on how and why some people report "hearing the dead"
Spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research.
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Changing diets — not less physical activity — may best explain childhood obesity crisis
Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
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Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK
A student infected with COVID-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, according to a new model devised by mathematicians at Cardiff University and published in Health Systems.
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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space eight months after first flight
LauncherOne rocket carries very small satellites First demonstration launch failed in May last year Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed , the company said. Related: Virgin Orbit looks into cause of LauncherOne test failure Continue reading…
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Iceland Genetically Sequences Every COVID-19 Case in World-Leading Strategy
Already 463 different variants have been identified.
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NASA's 8-Minute Rocket Test Shuts Down After 67 Seconds
The test was for NASA's Space Launch System, a successor to the retired Space Shuttle program. It takes eight minutes to generate the power needed to get to space, and ultimately to the moon. (Image credit: NASA/Getty Images)
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Brazil approves AstraZeneca and Chinese coronavirus vaccines
Vaccination programme begins after green light from health regulator
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10 weird, but essential, additions to any survival kit
Stowing some everyday items in your kit could save your life. (Apaha Spi / Unsplash/) This story was originally featured on Field & Stream . If you fire up your favorite search engine and hunt for a list of survival kit components, you'll find that most of them repeat the same things over and over. Knife, fire starter, and cordage are among the most commonly suggested items, and for good reason,
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Virgin Orbit Just Launched a Rocket From a 747
Launching rockets from planes is a decades-old concept that never really took off. Billionaire Richard Branson thinks its time has come.
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Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances. The study was carried out in mice and humans.
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NASA test of mega Moon rocket engines cut short
NASA conducted a test firing of the engines for its giant Space Launch System (SLS) lunar rocket on Saturday but they shut down earlier than planned, the space agency said.
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Nations failing to fund climate adaptation: UN
The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations.
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One small alcoholic drink a day is linked to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation
A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. The study found that, compared to drinking no alcohol at all, just one alcoholic drink a day was linked to a 16% increased risk of atrial fibrillation over an average follow-up time of nearly 14
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Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring
Some beetles go to great—and disgusting—lengths for their children.
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Beetle keeps rivals off scent of food buried for offspring
Some beetles go to great—and disgusting—lengths for their children.
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Egypt unveils ancient funerary temple south of Cairo
Egypt's former antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass on Sunday revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a vast necropolis south of Cairo.
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How the Suburbs Could Help Save Biodiversity
The first step is to redefine our concept of what a garden should be — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Skeptics in the Pub – Online:Teaching Critical Thinking in an Era of Disinformation
Nästa VoF Skeptics in the Pub är den 26 januari! Läs allt om eventet här.
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Webbföreläsning: Hur långt räcker det logiska tänkandet?
Arrangör: Svenska nationalkommittén för logik, metodologi och filosofi. Föreläsning med Sven Ove Hansson. Föreläsningen sänds live via Zoom. Deltagare har möjlighet att ställa frågor efter föreläsningen. Frågestunden modereras av John … Continued
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Folkvett
Började i all blygsamhet Vetenskap och Folkbildning bildades officiellt i december 1982 och redan tidigt 1983 kom det första "medlemsbladet" av totalt sex det året. Förstasidan på det allra första … Continued
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Årets folkbildare och förvillare 2020
Föreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning har för 34:e året i rad utsett Årets folkbildare och Årets förvillare. Åsa Wikforss och Fri Tanke Förlag är Årets folkbildare 2020 Priset som Årets folkbildare … Continued
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'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive begins
India launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccine Emerging from Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, Ram Verma, a sanitation worker, breathed a deep sigh of relief. As one of the first in India to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday – marking the start of the world's largest vaccination programmes – he had been feeling a little jittery. "I m
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Klimatet kan rubba maktförhållanden mellan insekter
Klimatet och dess förändringar påverkar inte bara enskilda arter, utan också det komplexa samspelet mellan arter. Denna växelverkan har stor betydelse för insektsangrepp på växter, pollinering, predation och parasitism. En forskargrupp där SLU ingår kan nu visa hur mikroklimatet – det vill säga klimat inom ett begränsat område – formar samhällena av insekter inom ett landskap på Grönland. Resulta
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Så funkar belysningen
Energisnåla LED-lampor har ersatt sina mer energikrävande föregångare. Glödlampan är numera förbjuden och även lysröret är på väg bort. Forskning & Framsteg förklarar fysiken som gör att olika ljuskällor drar så olika mycket energi.
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Finding meaning in the life of a loved one who dies is part of grief
We've all lost so much through the pandemic, but by making sense of it we can look forward Death came early into David Kessler's life. He was just 13 when his mother died, and her loss prompted his decision to forge a career working in palliative care. He went on to collaborate with psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross , a central figure in the field, who devised the five stages of grief. In lectur
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China Wants to Be the World's AI Superpower. Does It Have What It Takes?
China's star has been steadily rising for decades. Besides slashing extreme poverty rates from 88 percent to under 2 percent in just 30 years, the country has become a global powerhouse in manufacturing and technology. Its pace of growth may slow due to an aging population, but China is nonetheless one of the world's biggest players in multiple cutting-edge tech fields. One of these fields, and p
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The US Government Needs to Invest in Digital Design
Our nation's failure to invest in information technology has severely limited our Covid response. A federal chief experience officer could change that.
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17 Bags, Backpacks, Cubes, and Straps to Protect Your Camera
There are dozens of ways to tote around your photo and video gear. We've reviewed our favorites.
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This Cutting Edge DNA Test Lets You Better Understand Your Weird-Ass Cat
Cats are beloved and loyal companions. However, they're also somewhat inscrutable. With dogs, we usually have a pretty good idea of their background, and thus what kind of behavior and health issues we can expect. Even with mutts, we can make relatively accurate guesses about parent breeds. But with cats, there's basically no way to understand why they are the way they are. At least, not by looki
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50 ancient coffins uncovered at Egypt's Saqqara necropolis
Wooden sarcophagi discovered at site south of Cairo along with funerary temple of Queen Naert Egypt has announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple. The tourism and antiquities ministry said the "major discoveries" made by a team of archaeologists headed by the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass also included more than 5
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Want to Write a Book This Year? These Tools Can Help
We spoke to two award-winning authors for their tips on how to make it from start to finish. Here's how they take notes, organize chapters, and—yes—get comfy.
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The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round Trips
Imagine if we lived on a cube-shaped Earth. How would you find the shortest path around the world?
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A Word on Statistics
In "On Statistics," Wisława Szymborska takes the language of data, with its air of easy certainty, and uses it to measure some of the messiest, most complex aspects of human nature. The result is absurd, and it underscores how ill-equipped those quantitative measurements are for answering the biggest questions in life. When Szymborska won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996, she took the occasi
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My Sister Was Disappeared 43 Years Ago
The report from the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team included 20 photos of my half sister's bones—nearly as many photos as I had ever seen of Isabel herself. The ones of the bones punctured by bullets—her rib, her pelvis, her humerus—did not move me as much as those of her skull. It was so old-looking, like one of those prehistoric craniums of Homo sapiens , the nose bashed in, some of the te
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'What If You Just Don't Tell Anyone?'
What do I do now? COVID-19 diagnoses start with a barrage of grueling decisions and paralyzing worries. Did I infect anyone else? Whom will I tell? Where can I isolate? Should I go to the hospital? Will I be okay? Millions of Americans have fallen sick with this virus, and we've seen the full kaleidoscope of ways people react and cope with illness. Some have dutifully rung up contact tracers and
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Rebecca Sawtell obituary
My mother, Rebecca Sawtell, who has died aged 57 of toxic epidermal necrolysis, devoted her working life as a clinical psychologist to helping children who had been abused and had nowhere else to turn. Exceptionally empathetic, she seemed to possess a superhuman level of emotional intelligence, which was often shown in the way children would open up to her about their ordeals when no one else had
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England's lockdown will not ease until March, says Raab
Foreign secretary plays down possibility of February relaxation, saying changes are likely to be 'tiered'
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Share Streaming Accounts? Set Up Separate User Profiles
Here's how to keep your recommendations and history at least semi-private. No one needs to know how much Bridgerton you watched.
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Former DOD Head: The US Needs a New Plan to Beat China on AI
In an interview with WIRED, former secretary of defense Ash Carter discussed how to build morality into AI—and make sure other countries do too.
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Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed
If the Covid vaccine push has proved anything, it's that big government works.
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Treat the Attack on the Capitol as Terrorism
Public officials from Vice President Mike Pence on down have sung a consistent refrain since a mob attacked the Capitol on January 6: Those involved should be prosecuted to the "fullest extent of the law." For those implicated in the murder of the Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, the penalties are obviously severe. Murdering a federal official carries a life sentence and, depending on what
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Grafik: I år flyver de næste super-raketter – dyk ned i detaljerne her
PLUS. 2021 bliver året, hvor flere raketter til fremtidens måne- og marsrejser bliver opsendt første gang.
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Stocks Don't Care About the Coup
Armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, chasing Congress members into hiding and threatening to hang Vice President Mike Pence and shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Congress impeached President Donald Trump for the second time. White nationalists promised further acts of terrorist violence. The COVID-19 daily death toll hit 4,000. Payrolls declined. And in response, the markets rose a touch,
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Donald Trump's Masculinity Is an Empty Spectacle
Donald Trump is a man, and he has gone to great lengths to prove it. He has tried, most recently, to steal back the presidential election he lost (democracy, which acknowledges the feelings of other people, is unfortunately feminine). And he has resorted to bullying in his effort to force others to join his war on the electorate. Here is how the president, The New York Times reported this week, t
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What Lincoln Knew
Updated at 7:36 p.m. ET on January 17, 2021. When Abraham Lincoln stood on the Capitol steps in March 1865, to swear the oath of office for a second term and to deliver his second inaugural address, the crowd below the bunting—soldiers of both races, men and women who had come through the rain and now stood in the breaking sunlight—might have expected that he would celebrate the triumph of Union
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Ny Netflix-serie undersøger nærdødsoplevelser: Derfor kan der ske sære ting i hjernen, når du dør
Det hvide lys eller mødet med afdøde familiemedlemmer kan skyldes kemi i hjernen.
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Analyse: Super-raketterne er tørstige – og metan ligner en vinder
PLUS. Vi er nu vidne til en vifte af interessante teknologivalg i kapløbet om at udvikle fremtidens raket-motorer. Og metan som brændstof ligner en vinder.
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ANALYSE: Glem revolutionen – 5G bliver først langsomt en del af vores hverdag
PLUS. I 2021 skal teleindustrien bevise, at 5G ikke bare er hypede luftkasteller og flot markedsføring. Et alt for lukket økosystem og udsigten til et voksende klimaaftryk kan dog stikke en kæp i hjulet på de bestræbelser.
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Global report: coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million
'Heart-wrenching milestone' says UN chief; China reports 130 new cases in flare-up; India starts mass vaccination campaign Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than two million people have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, with the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, lamenting the impact of the "vicious virus". "Our world has reache
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UK to face delay in delivery of Pfizer Covid vaccine
In a letter to the EU commission health and social affairs ministers of six states called the situation 'unacceptable' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK is among several countries facing delays in delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to upgrades in its production capacity, the company has said. The US pharmaceutical firm is increasing producti
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We're on the verge of breakdown: a data scientist's take on Trump and Biden
Peter Turchin, an entomologist-turned-historian, offers insight into the battle between elites Peter Turchin is not the first entomologist to cross over to human behaviour: during a lecture in 1975, famed biologist E O Wilson had a pitcher of water tipped on him for extrapolating the study of ant social structures to our own. It's a reaction that Turchin, an expert-on-pine-beetles-turned-data-sci
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Jeg er afhængig af Netflix, podcast og Instagram: Derfor har min hjerne brug for en pause
Hjernen har brug for ro til at skabe sociale relationer og løse problemer.
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Coronavirus second wave surges across Africa
Mildly hit the first time round, the continent's death rate has now overtaken the global average
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Ny teori: Stjärnor drivna av mörk materia bildade de första svarta hålen
Upptäckten av ett gigantiskt svart hål som existerade tidigt i universums barndom sätter nu press på astronomer att förklara hur så tunga objekt kunde bildas så fort. – I vår grupp arbetar vi med en idé om att supermassiva svarta hål ska ha kunnat bildas redan 100 miljoner år efter big bang, säger Jonathan Tan.
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Upptäckt: Det mest avlägsna svarta hålet i universum
Ett gigantiskt svart hål har upptäckts längre bort i universum än man tidigare sett. Det existerade i universums barndom, bara 670 miljoner år efter big bang. – Det är en spännande nyhet att man har hittat ett supermassivt svart hål så tidigt i universum. Det är ett mysterium hur det har kunnat bildats, säger Jonathan Tan som är professor i astrofysik vid Chalmers tekniska högskola.
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Se de vattensnåla odlingarna: "Vet precis hur mycket vatten varje planta behöver"
Växthus där temperatur, ljus och bevattning noggrant kontrolleras för att skapa optimala förutsättningar. Så odlar man vattensnålt i Nederländerna.
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"Ett tydligt tecken på att vattnet håller på att ta slut"
Experter varnar att vi inom tio år kommer att behöva 40 procent mer färskvatten än vad jorden kan ge. Vid ökenodlingar i Arizona har bevattningen lett till stora sprickor i marken, eftersom grundvattnet sinar. – Det är som en rejäl klyfta, en ravin vid mina fötter, säger bevarandebiologen M. Sanjayan.
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Skin Cancer Detection using Artificial Intelligence – PLOS Medicine
Hello!! Our research for detecting skin neoplasms was published in PLOS Medicine ( https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003381 ). It is a large scale detection study, and we discussed various biases that may exist in the ML research. We performed an external validation using all single lesion biopsied cases for the past 10 years. A total of 10,426 cases, consisting of about 40,000 clinical photo
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AI for Skin Disease; recommending the type of skin clinic
"Which clinic should I go to?" Artificial intelligence ( https://app.skindx.net ) instantly recommends the appropriate type of clinic for diagnosing and treating your skin problem efficiently. Using photographs, the algorithm predicts a type of clinic among " Dermatology clinic ", " Teledermatology ", and " General Physician's clinic " with customized information. It is most efficient to select a
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Houston will soon be home to the largest urban solar farm in the country
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The Big Beef Regenerative Farming Propaganda
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Under what circumstances could the US become a dictatorship?
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EU approves sales of first artificial heart
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Can We Enjoy Meat and Seafood and Save the Planet?
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Reading this makes hyperloop sound way more complex than just building standard HSR
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Wind overtook coal as a power source in Texas last year
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Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level
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NASA's SLS Rocket to the Moon Faces Setback After Test
A test firing of the engines of the Space Launch System was halted after only about a minute, meaning NASA astronauts may have to wait longer before setting foot on the moon again.
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NASA Cuts Short Test of Its Giant Rocket to the Moon
The space agency ignited the engines of its Space Launch System in a "hot fire" test, but it didn't last as long as had been expected.
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California surpasses New York as centre of US Covid crisis
Record surge of fatalities puts state on track for its deadliest month of the pandemic
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QAnon Is Destroying the GOP From Within
E ugene Goodman is an American hero. At a pivotal moment on January 6, the veteran United States Capitol Police officer single-handedly prevented untold bloodshed. Staring down an angry, advancing mob, he retreated up a marble staircase, calmly wielding his baton to delay his pursuers while calling out their position to his fellow officers. At the top of the steps, still alone and standing just a
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We must start publishing ethnicity data for covid-19 vaccinations
The race to vaccinate as many people as possible against covid-19 is under way, but unless countries track who receives the vaccine we won't be able to ensure the benefits are spread equitably, says Layal Liverpool
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Covid-19 news: UK bans travel from South America over new variant
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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Dinosaur found in Argentina may be largest land animal ever
Fossils of a gigantic dinosaur are emerging from the ground in Argentina after 98 million years – and the creature may be the largest land animal that scientists have ever found
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Quantum internet signals beamed between drones a kilometre apart
Entangled photons have been beamed between drones and to a ground station, creating technology that could form part of an unhackable quantum internet
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NASA gives up trying to burrow under Mars surface with 'mole' probe
For nearly two years, a heat probe attached to NASA's InSight lander, nicknamed the mole, has been trying to burrow into the Martian surface – but now researchers have thrown in the towel
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Embryos set to be implanted in the last two northern white rhinos
Fertilised eggs are set to be implanted in the two remaining northern white rhinos this year, with the hope of producing offspring
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Lush meadows of underwater seagrass are removing plastic from the sea
A seagrass that forms lush underwater meadows can naturally trap plastic items in ball-shaped tangles and remove them from the seawater
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Seabirds raise fewer chicks as the pandemic keeps tourists away
With fewer tourists flocking to see guillemot breeding sites in Sweden, white-tailed eagles have taken up residence nearby – spooking the seabirds so they raise fewer chicks
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Wind farm construction creates noise that may harm squid fisheries
The noisy construction of offshore wind turbines can discourage squid from hunting, which could lead to decreased squid populations and potentially decrease profits at fisheries
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An Earth-like planet might orbit our closest single sun-like star
Tau Ceti is a star just 12 light years away – and it could host a planet called PXP-4 that sits as close to the star as Earth does to our sun with its year about as long as ours
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World's oldest painting of animals discovered in an Indonesian cave
A painting showing three pigs has been discovered in an Indonesian cave. At more than 45,000 years old, it is the oldest known painting of animals anywhere in the world
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Tropical rainforests may begin pumping out carbon dioxide by 2050
Rising temperatures over the next 30 years could cause Earth's tropical and temperate forests to switch from being carbon sinks to carbon sources that release greenhouse gases
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Here's why you should be hopeful about climate action in 2021
We have been in many last chance saloons with climate change, but there are now reasons to believe we might finally go out and take action, writes Graham Lawton
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You can boost a vaccine's effect with good moods and good friends
A positive outlook, even just on the day of receiving a vaccine, as well as strong social ties and a happy relationship can help increase antibodies made in response to a shot
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Chemical that makes chilli peppers spicy boosts solar panel cells
Solar cells treated with capsaicin, the compound that makes chilli peppers taste spicy, are more efficient at converting solar energy
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Superhuman sight may be possible with lens that makes UV light visible
A nanocrystal-coated lens can convert ultraviolet light into bright green, extending the range of people's vision
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Artificial intelligence could train your dog how to sit
A prototype device can issue basic dog commands, use image recognition algorithms to check if they are carried out and provide a treat if they are
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Is the UK right to delay the second dose of the covid-19 vaccines?
To vaccinate more people quickly, the UK is making people wait up to three months for a booster shot rather than the few weeks tested in trials. Here's what the evidence says about the situation
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Houseflies have specialised wings that make them harder to swat
Some flies, including houseflies and blowflies, have specialised hindwings to help them take-off faster, making them trickier to catch
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Lying makes us mimic the body language of the people we are talking to
When telling a lie, people may inadvertently imitate the body language of the person they are lying to – a finding that might eventually lead to a new lie detection test
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Most distant quasar may help us solve how enormous black holes form
Astronomers spotted a quasar containing a supermassive black hole about 13 million light years away, which may shed light on how these colossal black holes form
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Warnings of huge new spike in US covid-19 cases as UK variant spreads
The faster spreading coronavirus variant has officially reached nine US states and could soon cause a massive surge in covid-19 cases that makes the post-holiday spike look minimal, expert warns
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White dwarfs seen eating the remnants of destroyed planets
Signs of the metals that make up Earth's crust have been seen in the light coming from four dead stars known as white dwarfs, which may have consumed distant planets similar to ours
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UK government won't say if it has ethnicity data for covid-19 shots
Demographic data about vaccination programmes could reveal problems early on. So far, no figures about ethnicity have been released in England, even though people from BAME backgrounds are at greater risk from covid-19
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We may have found hints of gravitational waves permeating the universe
When supermassive black holes merge, they create a low thrum of gravitational waves that permeates the universe, and we may have just spotted it for the first time
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Microplastics found across the Arctic may be fibres from laundry
Polyester fibres, probably from textile manufacturing and laundry, make up the majority of microplastic pollution in the Arctic
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Australia clamps down in response to cases of UK coronavirus variant
Australian authorities have responded to the first case of the UK coronavirus variant escaping quarantine hotels with a swift lockdown and additional measures in a bid to prevent an outbreak
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The Milky Way may have less dark matter than astronomers thought
Our galaxy may have slightly less dark matter than expected from theoretical estimates, according to a measurement of the acceleration of rapidly spinning stars
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Snakes make their bodies lassos in a strange new climbing technique
In Guam, invasive brown tree snakes have been seen doing a previously undocumented kind of movement – they make their bodies into a lasso shape that helps them climb metal poles holding up bird boxes
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CRISPR gene editing used to store data in DNA inside living cells
Biologists have used CRISPR gene editing to store information inside DNA in living bacterial cells, which could become a storage medium of the future
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The UK may struggle to hit its covid-19 vaccine target – here's why
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has set a target of 15 February by which 13.9 million people in high-priority groups should be vaccinated against covid-19, but manufacturing, safety checks and distribution logistics will make that difficult
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Pair of robot foresters could plant thousands of trees a day
A team of two robots in development could plant a hectare of new forest in 5 to 6 hours. One of them will plant seedlings whilst the other removes vegetation
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Megalodon sharks grew 2 metres long in the uterus by eating eggs
Ancient megalodon sharks may have been at least 2 metres long at birth – and they might have grown so large by eating unhatched eggs in the uterus
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Corals bleached from heat become less resilient to ocean acidification
Corals are able to compensate for ocean acidification when in water of optimal temperature, but when exposed to heat stress, they are less resilient to acidification
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Origins of human music linked to our ancestors' daredevil behaviour
The roots of human music may go back to our primate ancestors developing elaborate calls to advertise that they were willing and able to perform death-defying leaps from tree to tree
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Black holes leak energy when they eat plasma near the event horizon
When magnetic fields around a black hole reconnect, they can slow down plasma particles near the event horizon, which cause the black hole to lose energy when it swallows them
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UK may allow gene editing of crops and livestock following Brexit
The UK government is exploring the use of gene editing to modify food crops because the technique can improve the nutrition of crops through tiny DNA changes
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Groundwater that supports world food chain may become too salty to use
The groundwater basins that provide water for much of the world's food production are in danger of becoming too salty due to human activity disrupting the flow of incoming freshwater
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Climate change: 2020 was the joint hottest year on record
Last year was the joint hottest globally and by far the warmest year ever recorded in Europe, making the years from 2015 onwards the warmest six on record
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Meteorites may have brought water to Earth in the recent past
We thought meteorites stopped delivering liquid water to Earth billions of years ago – but they may have continued to do so in the past million years
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Jumping into a wormhole might cause it to contract and disintegrate
Adding energy to a wormhole connecting two universes can push it out of equilibrium, which may cause this exotic tunnel to get shorter and then fall apart
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Humans may have domesticated dogs by accident by sharing excess meat
Hunter-gatherers may have had more meat than they could eat, which they shared with wolves – inadvertently beginning the domestication of dogs
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Electric cars' best ever year is a tipping point for green transport
More electric cars were sold last year than in the previous decade. Fossil fuel-powered cars are not yet consigned to the scrapheap, but they are travelling fast down a one-way road towards it, says Adam Vaughan
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Two children with cancer may have acquired tumour cells before birth
Two boys with lung cancer in Japan acquired the tumour cells from their mothers during or shortly before birth – an incredibly rare way of developing the disease
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Covid-19's many unknowns are what make it so tricky to beat
The coronavirus is a riddle on many levels, but what we do know is that the time for underestimating it is over
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How every galaxy comes from quantum fluctuations billions of years ago
All the galaxies in the universe started out in a similar way, but the forms they now take are incredibly diverse, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Over 100 cities have made public transport free – others should follow
Dozens of cities around the world already provide free public transport for their residents. Many other places should get on board, says Richard Webb
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Huntsman spiders stitch leaves together to trap tree frogs
In Madagascar, huntsman spiders have been seen making traps out of overlapping leaves where tree frogs tend to hide, and then eating the frogs
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CRISPR doubles lifespan of mice with rapid ageing disease progeria
CRISPR gene editing in mice has been used to correct a mutation that can cause rapid ageing, dramatically improving the animals' health and lifespan
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Uber and Lyft operating in US cities linked to rises in car ownership
When ride-sharing companies including Uber and Lyft begin operating in a city, there is a slight increase in car ownership on average, a study of US urban areas suggests
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Is digging a tunnel under Stonehenge good or bad for archaeology?
The new tunnel is intended to replace a congested road that disrupts the landscape around the prehistoric monument Stonehenge, but some argue it will cause irreparable damage to archaeological deposits
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What does smell loss reveal about covid-19, and how long will it last?
Loss of smell and taste is one of the most consistent symptoms of covid-19, and this anosmia reveals important details about how the coronavirus works
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Air pollution from chemical plants made Hurricane Harvey worse
Much of the devastating flooding caused by 2017's Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas may have been triggered by aerosol pollution released from nearby petrochemical plants
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New coronavirus variants: What are they and how worried should we be?
Mutated variants of the coronavirus making their way around the world are causing covid-19 to spread faster, and one may be able to partially evade current vaccines
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Jellyfish push off a pocket of water under their bell to swim faster
As they swim, jellyfish make a pocket of high-pressure water under their bell, which serves as a kind of wall to push off to help them swim faster
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Coronavirus crisis worsens with global surges and fresh outbreaks
Coronavirus vaccine roll-out cannot happen fast enough as second and third waves of covid-19 continue to grow around the world, and countries that had coronavirus under control are now losing their grip
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AI illustrator draws imaginative pictures to go with text captions
An OpenAI neural network creates outlandish images – armchairs shaped like avocados or dinosaurs in tuxedos – from a few words of text
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Fossilised nest shows some dinosaurs sat on their eggs like birds do
A fossil of a small dinosaur has been found on top of eggs containing late-stage embryos that developed at body temperature, confirming that some dinosaurs brooded eggs like birds
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Home baking frenzy inspires tissue scaffold for growing muscle
Irish soda bread appears to work as a scaffold for growing muscle and bone cells, and could eventually help in producing factory-grown meat
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Koalas are being given birth control to fight overpopulation
Koala populations in parts of Australia are being controlled to prevent them eating their main food source – manna gum trees – to extinction
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Large parts of Africa may not get covid-19 vaccines for several years
Many African countries applied for covid-19 vaccines through the COVAX initiative, but lack of funding could leave them without enough vaccines to reach herd immunity until 2024
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Treasure trove of ancient human remains hints at undiscovered species
A haul of more than 100 ancient human bones found in a cave in South Africa may belong to a previously undiscovered human species
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Adult fish sizes have shrunk over 50 years of sea temperature rises
Fish in the North Sea are growing faster as juveniles but ending up smaller as adults. The pattern seems to be linked to rising sea temperatures
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As the pandemic fades, the climate crisis must take centre stage again
We're all hoping 2021 will see the end of the pandemic. How we reboot the world after covid-19 will help shape our fate as an even bigger emergency looms – dangerous climate change
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Are there benefits to following a raw food diet?
Eating predominantly uncooked food is a fad that goes back hundreds of years, but not one we need to follow, writes James Wong
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How to avoid using your devices too much during the pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has had us glued to our screens, but there are easy ways to reach a better balance, says Becca Caddy
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2021 preview: We will find out if microplastics are harming our cells
Despite mounting evidence that we eat, drink and breathe microplastics it still isn't clear if they enter our bodies and cause harm, but in 2021 we should get some answers
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2021 preview: Three missions will make February 2021 the month of Mars
February 2021 will see three missions arriving at Mars: the Hope orbiter from the United Arab Emirates, the Chinese Tianwen-1 mission and NASA's Perseverance rover
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2021 preview: A crucial year for action on climate change
Major climate summits delayed in 2020 are back on in 2021, offering several big opportunities to confront the climate emergency
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2021 preview: How soon will a covid-19 vaccine return life to normal?
We have a coronavirus vaccine, but normal life is still some way off. In the meantime, here are the big issues facing us in the months ahead
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UK's official statisticians had concerns over covid-19 survey bias
The UK's Office for National Statistics privately discussed concerns about the risk of its flagship covid-19 infection survey offering a biased picture of the country's epidemic, documents show
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Test caught just 3 per cent of students with covid-19 at UK university
Only 3 per cent of students infected with the coronavirus got a positive result from lateral flow tests offered at the University of Birmingham this month
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NASA probe on Mars may feel the ground shake as rovers land in 2021
The landings of NASA's Perseverance rover and China's Tianwen-1 rover on Mars could be detected by seismometers already on the planet as part of the InSight mission
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Weird radio beam probably isn't aliens but it's the best candidate yet
The Breakthrough Listen project has found a strange beam of radio waves from Proxima Centauri, which is the team's best candidate yet for an alien signal
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People in the Mediterranean ate foods from Asia 3700 years ago
People living in the Mediterranean may have been sampling South and East Asian cuisines as much as thousands of years earlier than previously thought
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Nearly all land animal species could lose part of habitat by 2050
If current agriculture growth continues, nearly 90 per cent of land animal species could lose some habitat by 2050. However, steps such as changing our eating habits could prevent almost all of the projected loss
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57,000-year-old mummified wolf pup discovered in Canadian permafrost
An incredibly well-preserved wolf pup thought to have lived 57,000 years ago was pulled out of the melting permafrost by a gold miner in Yukon, Canada
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Rosamund Kissi-Debrah: Clean air 'Ella's law' would honour her memory
New Scientist spoke with Rosamund Kissi-Debrah to hear what she thought of the inquest that found air pollution had contributed to her daughter Ella's death, and what should happen next
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Stone Age Europeans used human bones to make arrowheads
Barbed bone points that washed up on the shores of Europe were used as arrowheads or spear tips, and some were made of human bones
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NASA's Parker Solar Probe had a surprise close encounter with a comet
A spacecraft on a mission to the sun had a surprise encounter with a comet last year – and discovered evidence that it may not be a comet after all
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Eastern Alps may have been ice-free in the time of Ötzi the Iceman
Ice cores from a glacier just 12 kilometres from the place the mummified Ötzi the Iceman was found in 1991 suggest that it formed just before or even within his lifetime
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2020 in review: Calls for universal basic income on the rise
The idea of universal basic income, which would see everyone receive a regular sum of money from the government regardless of status, has become more popular following successful trials and the coronavirus pandemic
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2020 in review: What happened to all the tree-planting plans?
Enthusiasm for trees as a way to mitigate climate change seems to have waned, as pledges to plant millions have fallen short this year
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2020 in review: Earth acquired a minimoon the size of a 6-year-old
An object spotted near Earth in January has since been confirmed as a temporary moon around 1.2 metres long that has now drifted away
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2020 in review: Nuclear fusion power is slowly getting closer
While progress has been made on nuclear fusion, efforts to harness the process that powers the sun were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, so the energy source remains decades away
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2020 in review: Revenge of the Y2K bug as lazy fix takes down software
A lazy fix to the Y2K bug caused software issues when the date rolled over to 2020. Later this year, programmers also avoided a Y2038 bug, pushing the problem back to 2486
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To recreate delicious meals, don't treat recipes simply as algorithms
Recreating the delicious meals of my youth involves balancing the algorithms of online recipes against my recollection of watching my father cook, says Annalee Newitz
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Does being around plants truly improve your happiness and well-being?
As a botanist, one of my closest-held beliefs is that plants improve the quality of my life, says James Wong. But does science back me up?
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2020 in review: The year governments slapped down big tech
Around the world, governments are starting to push back against the power of big tech companies, forcing break ups and threatening fines
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2020 in review: The countries that got covid-19 under control
While the coronavirus continues to rampage in many parts of the world, countries including China, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and South Korea are returning to normality
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2020 in review: How the coronavirus crisis unfolded month by month
What began as a handful of infections in China swiftly became a global pandemic that the world failed to contain
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2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms
Climate change is having a clear impact on the weather, as storms, floods and fires are all becoming more likely and records keep tumbling
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Together scientists can back Black Lives Matter and boost race justice
This year, scientists took action to support Black Lives Matter. Let 2021 be your year to advance race justice, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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2020 in review: Coronavirus vaccines made in record time
It normally takes years to develop a new vaccine, but people are already being vaccinated against the coronavirus less than 12 months since covid-19 first emerged
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As 2020 ends, vaccines give us a shot at returning to normal life
Hard yards still lie ahead when it comes to the coronavirus, but we can allow ourselves a rousing cheer for the tide of science that has brought us a vaccine
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This year could come to be regarded as a turning point in history
This momentous year could mark one of those rare moments when the old world order is swept away and something new, and hopefully better, emerges, says Graham Lawton
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2020 in review: The hunt for life on Venus continues
Clara Sousa-Silva spent most of 2020 sitting on a huge secret – the apparent detection of phosphine, a potential sign of life, on Venus. She tells New Scientist what it felt like and what comes next
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2020 in review: How science scrambled to decipher the coronavirus
In an extraordinary year for science, research into the coronavirus and covid-19 has shed a bright light on the unknown
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Will vaccines give us lasting immunity to the coronavirus?
We are starting to get answers to the big questions about immunity to covid-19, such as how long it lasts, can people be reinfected and whether vaccines stop transmission
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What you need to know about the new variant of coronavirus in the UK
Christmas plans have been scrapped and borders closed amid fears of a faster spreading variant of the coronavirus in the UK. Here's what you need to know
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Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study
One of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island spews hot clouds
Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on Saturday.
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Pandemic interrupts longtime Isle Royale wolf, moose study
One of the world's longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic.
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I found this interesting, is this just nonsense or is it about psychology?
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Building games to train the brain
Do you believe you can truly train your brain? https://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/01/lab-work-games submitted by /u/BrainGameCenter [link] [comments]
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Tveksam beräkning av hur nedstängning påverkar smittspridning
En beräkningsmodell från Imperial College förklarade nästan hela vårens minskande smittspridning med lockdown i tio av elva länder. Undantaget var Sverige som inte införde någon lockdown. Men modellen har stora brister, menar forskare från bland annat Lunds universitet. Forskare från Imperial College tog fram en modell för att bedöma effekter av olika åtgärder våren 2020, för att minska spridning
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Joe Biden names scientific advisers and seeks to bring Eric Lander into cabinet
Human Genome Project co-leader to be chief science voice Biden must find words for a wounded nation Joe Biden has named the geneticist Eric Lander as his top scientific adviser and will elevate the position to the cabinet for the first time, a move meant to indicate a decisive break from Donald Trump's treatment of science. Related: History-maker Kamala Harris will wield real power as vice-presid
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Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics
Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industry Engineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes. The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against globa
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The Deep Sadness of Marvel's WandaVision
This story contains mild spoilers for the first three episodes of WandaVision. After 23 films, even a casual Marvel fan knows what it means to be an Avenger: fighting for those who can't, against any threat, be it corporate greed or the surveillance state or a purple alien . Yet, in the series WandaVision , which premiered yesterday on Disney+, one of these storied Avengers rejects her duty in th
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The Ordovician Extinction: Our Planet's First Brush With Death
The first mass die-off on Earth was also one of the deadliest. Scientists continue to piece together the story of what happened.
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The Timeless Journey of the Möbius Strip
After the disaster of 2020, let's hope we're not on a figurative one — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice
Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind's backchat As Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn't sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful voice in their head probably doesn't exist. Ten years ago, Kross found himself sitting up late a
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Dark matter axions possibly found near Magnificent 7 neutron stars
A study led by Berkeley Lab suggests axions may be present near neutron stars known as the Magnificent Seven. The axions, theorized fundamental particles, could be found in the high-energy X-rays emitted from the stars. Axions have yet to be observed directly and may be responsible for the elusive dark matter. A study tantalizingly promises a possible location for new elementary particles called
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Bitcoin stiger (igen) til svimlende værdi, men for én mand kan det koste 1,5 milliarder kroner
Manden har mistet koden til sin digitale pung med 7.000 bitcoins, og den er stort set umulig at knække.
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Weekend reads: Pollution of COVID-19 research; climate papers lead to reassignment; time to publish less?
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: "The most horrific time of my career." What do you … Continue reading
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Tittarnas frågor om coronavaccinet
Är det någon skillnad på vaccinen? Räcker vaccinet livet ut? SVT:s vetenskapsreporter Therese Bergstedt svarar på publikens frågor om vaccinet mot covid-19.
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Christmas festivities blamed as Ireland battles new Covid wave
Restrictions came too late to avert surge that has put massive strain on hospitals
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Nasa's Space Launch System cuts short vital test
Engines of Boeing rocket fired for only a minute, potentially delaying push to return humans to the moon by 2024 Nasa's Boeing-built deep space exploration rocket has cut short a crucial test, after briefly igniting all four engines of its core stage for the first time. Mounted in a test facility at Nasa's Stennis space centre in Mississippi, the Space Launch System's (SLS) 64-metre core stage ro
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If Covid-19 Did Start With a Lab Leak, Would We Ever Know?
The two major investigations into the origins of the pandemic are compromised by potential conflicts of interest. Those problems need to be fixed—fast.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through January 16)
CRYPTOCURRENCY Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes Nathaniel Popper | The New York Times "Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, has two guesses left to figure out a password that is worth, as of this week, about $220 million. The password will let him unlock a small hard drive, known as an IronKey, which contains the private keys to a digital
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Biden Names Top Geneticist Eric Lander as Science Adviser
U.S. president-elect also elevates the position to the cabinet for the first time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The FBI Has Made Over 100 Arrests Related to the Capitol Riot
Plus: A dark web takedown, a bitcoin scam, and more of the week's top security news.
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Are Solar Panels Worth It for Your Home? Here's a Free Way To Find Out.
Every year around this time, people start thinking about ways to save money and plan for their financial future. If that's you, and you happen to own your own home, one avenue you definitely need to explore is making the switch to solar energy . For decades, anybody who wanted to go green and make the switch to solar had to be prepared to take a bath on installation costs, because they were astro
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America's Second-Worst Scenario
Updated at 7:18 p.m. ET on January 17, 2021. T he next time an insurgent mob arrives to sack the Capitol, if one happens to try between now and Inauguration Day, mere strength of numbers will not overwhelm the defenses. In the 10 days since the January 6 assault on Congress, the Secret Service has overseen the establishment of an instant "green zone ," fortified by eight-foot steel barriers and p
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The Early-Pandemic Heist Thriller That No One Asked For
Doug Liman has never shied away from big challenges. He's directed genuinely great films such as Swingers, Go , and Edge of Tomorrow ; he launched the Jason Bourne franchise; and he once re-edited and re-released his little-seen flop Fair Game mostly for fun. For his next project, he'll literally travel to space alongside Tom Cruise to film in orbit. So it's no wonder that, a few months into the
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What Hades Can Teach Us About Ancient Greek Masculinity
Everyone in the game may be hot, but some of the characterizations we see aren't as subversive as you might think.
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DJI's Latest Compact Drone Is a Blast to Fly
The Mini 2 is still lightweight yet has enough flying power for some windy conditions, and it comes equipped with a better camera.
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The Physics of Reddit's Spinning Solar System Icon
If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it?
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The Race Is On to Identify and Stop Inauguration Rioters
As tech companies scramble to tackle the extreme far-right, police and law enforcement are encasing Washington, DC, in a ring of steel.
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Can This Group Revive the Finicky Corpse Flower?
In botanic gardens around the world, the reproductive future of the famously smelly plant is threatened. A new collaborative program wants to save it.
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India Has a Fake-Jobs Problem
O n July 1 , a few days after a woman in India registered for an account on the careers site Naukri.com and uploaded a resume, a recruiter called her: One of the country's leading real-estate companies was hiring for a senior position, and more details would follow soon. The woman had posted her details on the site, whose name means "job" in Hindi, because she feared losing her current role as a
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OPINION: Moral Tragedy Looms In Early Chaos Of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
As states suddenly expand the categories of people eligible for the first scarce shipments of vaccine, who will be watching to make sure those hit hardest by the pandemic aren't left behind? (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Big Tech Can't Ban Its Way Out of This
Platforms are scrambling to avoid being used by right-wing extremists targeting the inauguration. But the seeds of this crisis were sown long ago.
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The Bygone Glory of Blockbuster's 'Pokémon Snap' Station
Nintendo is releasing a new version of the game in April. But nothing can replace the magic of the rental store's printed-out pocket monsters.
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14 Best Weekend Deals on TVs, Laptops, and More
It's a long weekend. These discounted picks will help you sit down, tune out, and tune in to your screens to while away the time.
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Do your neighbors want to get vaccinated?
As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to get a handle on the logistics of distribution. Many, including Georgia, Virginia, and California, have fallen woefully behind schedule . But even if there were a perfect supply chain, there's another obstacle: No
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Kronik: Vejen til den bedste model for en ny Øresundsforbindelse
Med planerne om en ny fast forbindelse over Øresund som case illustrerer en ny kandidatafhandling, hvordan man bedst tager højde for alle implikationer ved så stort et projekt.
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How to Break the Demagogue Cycle
Later this month, the Senate will come back into session and will soon consider whether to convict Donald Trump, following his bipartisan impeachment by the House of Representatives. The Senate must vote to convict Trump, even though by then he will be out of office and a private citizen. The reason is that only by convicting Trump can the Senate proceed to an even more important vote: to disqual
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We're Just Finding Out How Bad the Riot Really Was
As terrifying as it was to watch the attempted coup unfold on January 6, the news that afternoon offered some cause for relief. Although the U.S. Capitol was overrun, few injuries were initially reported. At first, it appeared that only one woman died in the melee. No lawmakers were harmed. The Electoral College certification went forward, despite some delay. Every day since, as more videos and r
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The Other Tragedy of January 6
A charitable reading of those involved in the atrocities of January 6 is that they believed they were acting in the best interests of the country. Given the facts, as they proclaimed them, they were striving to protect the nation from an election that had been illegally stolen. The trouble is these facts are false. The country faces a divide between those who inhabit a common world of truth, and
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Christian Fuhlendorff har gået 250 ture med kendte gæster: 'Det gør det lettere at være uenige'
En gåtur kan gøre dig mere kreativ og gøre det nemmere at tale om svære emner.
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Wikipedia fylder 20 år: Kan du stole på det, der står?
Både og. Men der er nogle ting, du kan kigge efter, hvis du bruger wiki som kilde.
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World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN
The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday.
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Out-of-control Australian bushfire threatens Perth homes
Australian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in the west coast city of Perth.
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SLS: Nasa's 'megarocket' engine test ends early
A critical engine test for Nasa's new "megarocket" – the Space Launch System (SLS) – ends early.
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How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away
What's the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.
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The coolest car screens and displays from CES
The head-up display shows information like speed in the near view, and augmented-reality data superimposed over real-world features in the far view. (Panasonic /) Glancing down at an analog gauge in your vehicle to see if you're pushing the speed limit, or need to find a gas station, is a reliable method for finding the information you need while driving. But of course, in-vehicle screens have al
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India launches vaccine drive as scepticism mounts
Modi says domestic jab is just what the country has been waiting for but some states are already pushing back
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1910: Nyt kraftanlæg skal udnytte Gudenåens vandmasser
8. januar var det 100 år siden, at Danmarks største vandkraftværk, Tangeværket, blev indviet. Tre dobbelte radial-reaktionsturbiner med tilkoblede drejestrømsgeneratorer skulle omsætte vandets kræfter til 10.000 volt. Og Tangeådalen blev til Tange Sø.
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Kastrerade sångare sjöng inte bara opera
När var kastratsångare vanliga? Finns det kända operor som fortfarande spelas som ursprungligen skrevs för kastrater?/Jonna
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Klimastatus 2021: Vi er nået en tredjedel af vejen mod målet i 2030
PLUS. Ny teknologi og politiske aftaler om landbruget og byggeri skal bringe os videre mod klimamålet i 2030. Men partierne er meget uenige om tempoet.
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Världen enligt fysiken
I sin senaste bok The world according to physics berättar Jim Al-Khalili om hur fysiken som vetenskap beskriver världen. Vi får en presentation av grundpelarna i form av relativitetsteori, kvantmekanik och termodynamik. Utöver det bjuds det på diskussioner om vad fysiken ägnar sig åt i dag, vad vi kan få för nytta av det, och hur fysiker tänker.
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Bakterierna – vår undergång?
Varje år dör 700 000 människor av antibiotikaresistenta bakterier. Enligt vissa prognoser kan siffran ha ökat till 10 miljoner år 2050.
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Matematik för bättre beslut
Hur kan algoritmer användas för att göra samhället bättre? Budskapet i Algoritmmakaren är att rätt utformade algoritmer kan fungera som smarta beslutsstöd i frågor där det är svårt för en människa att överblicka situationen. Boken handlar till viss del om hur algoritmerna fungerar, men mycket mer om vilka olika parametrar och omständigheter den som vill implementera en algoritm måste ta hänsyn til
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Optimist i klimatmörkret
Den globala uppvärmningen kan hejdas samtidigt som ekonomin fortsätter att växa. Det hävdar den amerikanska ekonomen Andrew McAfee som skrivit Mer från mindre. Men det är bråttom och kräver ett pris på kol. 1 | Greta Thunberg kallade "evig ekonomisk tillväxt" för en "saga" när hon talade i FN. Går det att förena tillväxt och minskade utsläpp av västhusgaser? – Att frivilligt anamma negativ tillväx
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Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restri
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NASA's Space Launch System Hot-Fire Test: When to Watch
Before NASA's giant Space Launch System can go to the moon, it needs to ignite its engine in a "hot fire" stationary test.
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Medarbejdere får elektriske stød i Berlins skandalelufthavn
Siden lufthavnen åbnede i oktober, har der været mere end 60 indrapporterede tilfælde af medarbejdere, som har fået stød af røntgenudstyret i sikkerhedskontrollen.
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Ny forskning: Tarmbakterier kan påverka hur sjuk du blir i covid-19
Covidpatienter har en förändrad tarmflora och bakterierna i magen kan påverka hur sjuk man blir i covid-19.
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Robotfiskar följer varandra i stim – men vem styr?
Robotfiskar som följer varandra utan att någon styr har utvecklats av forskare från Harvard University.
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The Atlantic Daily: 3 Stories to Watch
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 . Erik Carter; Rebecca Cook / ReuterS The country is on the eve of a transfer of power. But federal officials warn that more violence is possible ahead of next week's inauguration. Here's that, and
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2020 Hindsight
Yesterday was the day that NASA, NOAA, the Hadley Centre and Berkeley Earth delivered their final assessments for temperatures in Dec 2020, and thus their annual summaries. The headline results have received a fair bit of attention in the media ( NYT, WaPo , BBC , The Guardian etc.) and the conclusion that 2020 was pretty much tied with 2016 for the warmest year in the instrumental record is robu
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Joe Biden names top geneticist Eric Lander as science adviser
Nature, Published online: 16 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00118-8 US president-elect also elevates the position to the cabinet for the first time.
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Will we see a solution to knee replacements or arthritis in our lifetime?
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How AI will solve agriculture's water efficiency problems
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Electric Cars Are Better for the Planet – and Often Your Budget, Too
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Cryonics: Frozen Civilizations
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What If the Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Hit the Earth Today?
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City of Compton CA Introduces Two-Year Universal Basic Income Pilot
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Can Chanting OM Reduce Stress and Anxiety?
OM, the word spoken in meditation and yoga practices, has existed for nearly 5,000 years. Can chanting this small word really provide a multitude of health benefits?
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Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet
The president-elect will nominate Eric S. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a post left vacant by President Trump for 18 months.
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The COVID-19 pandemic in brazil has overwhelmed its health systems
An analysis of the first 250,000 patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus reveals a high mortality and inequities in the quality of healthcare across regions
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Technique Talk: Troubleshooting Quantitative PCR (qPCR)
In this workshop, you will learn about the critical factors that ensure qPCR accuracy and success.
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Biden proposes a science-led New Deal to end pandemic suffering
President-elect outlines massive investment in public health workers and more to speed COVID-19 vaccinations and therapies
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What you need to know about Biden's 5-point COVID-19 relief plan
President-elect Biden has a long, challenging road ahead of him. (US Dept of Defense /) President-elect Joe Biden announced the key parts of his COVID-19 relief plan this week, bringing some much-needed reassurance and guidance to America in the midst of a bungled vaccine rollout. The goal is bold: 100 million shots given out in his administration's first 100 days in office. Biden acknowledged in
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Small Study Links Biomarkers in Sperm to Child's Autism Status With 90% Accuracy
It's preliminary research, but there are some interesting associations here.
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Can Animals Be Right- or Left-Pawed?
Many creatures favor one side of the body over another, just as humans do. Scientists are interested in learning what makes animals right or left-pawed, so to speak, because it offer fascinating insights into evolution and brain development.
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Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death. The blood test measures levels of mitochondrial DNA, which normally resides inside the energy factories of cells. Mitochondrial DNA spilling out of cells and into the bloodstream i
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New study connects religiosity in US South Asians to cardiovascular disease
The Study on Stress, Spirituality and Health (SSSH), a cutting-edge proteomics analysis, suggests that religious beliefs modulate protein expression associated with cardiovascular disease in South Asians in the United States.
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New coronavirus variants could cause more reinfections, require updated vaccines
Scientists worry mutations found in Brazil and South Africa could help SARS-CoV-2 evade human antibodies
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Hong Kong diary: locked down in luxury
The city's quarantine restrictions, among the strictest in the world, come at a high price
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Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean
A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming faster than any other ocean.
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Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates
A conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues in response to their acoustic environments. This is the first time a member of the glass frog family (Centrolenidae) has been observed using visual communication in this manner.
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Hard to crack research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils
Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be 'switched off' to allow them to punch through compacted soil — a discovery that could help plants to grow in even the most damaged soils.
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Model analyzes how viruses escape the immune system
MIT researchers have devised a way to computationally model viral escape, using models that were originally developed to model language. The model can predict which sections of viral surface proteins, including those of influenza, HIV, and SARS-CoV-2, are more likely to mutate in a way that allows the virus to evade the human immune system. It can also identify sections that are less likely to mut
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Not as simple as thought: How bacteria form membrane vesicles
Researchers have identified a novel mechanism by which bacteria form membrane vesicles, which bacteria employ to communicate with each other or to defend themselves against antibiotics. By studying mycolic acid-containing bacteria (MCB), which also includes tuberculosis-causing bacteria, the researchers demonstrated that environmental stimuli dictate the route by which the MCB form membrane vesicl
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Overactive food quality control system triggers food allergies, scientists say
In a new paper, immunobiologists propose an expanded explanation for the rise of food allergies — the exaggerated activation of our food quality control system, a complex and highly evolved program designed to protect us against eating harmful foods.
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Russia Complains That Assassins Are Getting Paid in Cryptocurrencies
Crypto Hitties According to Russian state-owned news agency TASS , hired assassins are taking cryptocurrencies as payment for their crimes. "We are investigating cases of professional perpetrators who are specialists in the IT sphere and feel confident in the cyber environment, who meticulously plan crimes and use the whole possible range of means to maintain their anonymity and be left unpunishe
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USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake
A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students.
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Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean
A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human-caused climate change in a region that has been warming faster than any other ocean.
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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people ; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter ; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from names Brazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitals Vaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy? US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign fa
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Spreading the sound
Scientists are studying the motion of sound waves in glassy materials using a new theoretical model and find that they can diffuse like fluids, which may lead to the design of more resilient touchscreens.
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Could altering mealtimes prevent development of Type 2 diabetes?
An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
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An unexpected, and novel, target for prostate cancer: Our biological clock
Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.
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Even skin shielded from the sun accumulates genomic DNA changes from UV light
For the first time, scientists have measured the different types of genomic DNA changes that occur in skin cells, finding that mutations from ultraviolet (UV) light is especially common, but Black individuals have lower levels of UV damage compared to white people.
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Apple's upcoming MacBook Pros could bring back MagSafe, ditch the Touch Bar
The next MacBook Pros could bring back some sorely missed features. (John Tekeridis via Pexels/) The 2021 Consumer Electronics Show just finished up, which means there are plenty of new gadgets to gawk at. But, true technology dorks are never satisfied with what we know now, so we're always looking toward the next bit of shiny gear coming down the line. That's part of what makes rumors so intrigu
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Report: Trump Admin's Promised COVID Vaccine Reserve Doesn't Exist
A reserve of coronavirus vaccines that the Trump administration promised to release doesn't actually exist, The Washington Post reports . Earlier this week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar promised that the federal government would start distributing a stockpile of vaccines reserved for a second dose. But according to state and federal officials, there's no evidence they had a
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Scientists offer road map to improve environmental observations in the Indian Ocean
A group of more than 60 scientists have provided recommendations to improve the Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS), a basin-wide monitoring system to better understand the impacts of human.
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Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
In groundbreaking materials research, a team led by University of Minnesota Professor K. Andre Mkhoyan has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows—transparency and conductivity.
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School risk calculations scrambled by fast-spreading virus strains
The Netherlands saw rapid spread through a school and into the community
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Conductive nature in crystal structures revealed at magnification of 10 million times
In groundbreaking materials research, a team has made a discovery that blends the best of two sought-after qualities for touchscreens and smart windows — transparency and conductivity.
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SARS-CoV-2 antibody test helps select donor blood samples for therapeutic use
Researchers have developed and applied a robust, versatile antibody test to assist health authorities in managing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new study.
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Q&A: Global Insect Declines Due to "Death by a Thousand Cuts"
University of Connecticut entomologist David Wagner speaks with The Scientist about his biggest concerns for global insect populations and recommendations for actions to help save these tiny but important creatures.
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Biden appoints geneticist Eric Lander as science adviser
Post will also be elevated to Cabinet level
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