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The Rise of Anti-history
In June, Marjorie Taylor Greene visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The visit was, by her own account, revelatory. Earlier in the spring, the Georgia member of the U.S. House compared Food City, a grocery chain that identified vaccinated employees on their name tags, to the Nazis, who forced Jews to wear Stars of David. A few days later, she compared Democrats to Nazis. Now
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Exposure to light with less blue before sleep is better for energy metabolism
Researchers have found that exposure to specific types of light before sleep can have variable effects on energy metabolism during sleep. Specifically, participants who went to sleep after exposure to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which emit polychromatic white light that contains less blue light than light-emitting diodes (LEDs), exhibited significantly decreased energy expenditure, core
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Normal brain growth curves for children will aid in diagnoses
In the United States, nearly every pediatric doctor's visit begins with three measurements: weight, height and head circumference. Compared to average growth charts of children across the country, established in the 1970s, a child's numbers can confirm typical development or provide a diagnostic baseline to assess deviations from the curve. Yet, the brain, of vital importance to the child's develo
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New Car Sucks Up Pollution While It Drives
Introducing the Airo A British designer has created a new electric car that he claims can clean the air of pollution as it drives. Thomas Heatherwick, an award-winning English designer and architect, was approached by IM Motors, a Chinese car manufacturer, to help develop the concept car, according to the BBC . The vehicle's front grill holds an air filter which he says will be able to "collect a
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Australia Covid live news updates: NSW crisis widens amid fears of extended lockdown
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian to update case numbers after new hotspots listed by NSW Health What went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid 'Stuffed': how Australia's 'unconscionable' gamble on Covid vaccines backfired Stronger restrictions for Sydney as Gladys Berejiklian flags lockdown extension NSW restrictions ; NSW hotspots ; Qld restrictions ; Qld hotspots Latest Sydney lockd
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Recent Heatwaves Have Killed More Than 1 Billion Sea Creatures
Postapocalytpic Scenario A horrifying scenario has unfolded in the wake of the deadly heatwave that has rocked the Pacific Northwest as scientists have discovered that roughly one billion marine animals have died due to high temperatures. The extreme heat throughout Western US and Canada over the past two weeks have left more than a billion sea creatures dead, according to The New York Times . Th
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AOC Blames Subway Flooding on Politicians Taking "Orders From Fossil Fuel Execs"
Green New (York City) Deal New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday to sharply criticize politicians and the fossil fuel industry in the wake of flash floods that have struck the city in the past week. The progressive US House representative was responding to a video posted by New York State Sen. Mike Gianaris of NYC commuters wading through filthy, murky waters to make
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Public Health England accused of misleading cancer patients on Covid jab
Blood Cancer UK calls on chief medical officer to correct statement that double vaccination is 'highly effective in clinical risk groups' Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage England's public health body has been accused of giving hundreds of thousands of cancer patients "misleading and dangerous" advice over the level of protection they can expect after receiving their C
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What does the Chinese military want with your unborn baby's genetic data?
The BGI group has used data from its popular prenatal test to help the People's Liberation Army improve 'population quality' but they are far from the only ones normalizing eugenics Could data harvested from millions of pregnant women pave the way for genetically enhanced super-soldiers? According to a recent Reuters investigation , BGI Group, the manufacturers of a popular prenatal test, is work
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Richard Branson's quest: to boldly go where no billionaire has gone before
Successful flight on Virgin Galactic craft would mark the next phase of space tourism race with Jeff Bezos It does not often rain in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Nevertheless, Sir Richard Branson is likely to feel nervous as he checks the weather forecast on Sunday morning: if there are blue skies ahead then the British entrepreneur is likely to become the richest person ever to venture into space. Br
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New Microwave Tech Can See Through Walls, Scientists Say
Microwave Technology Researchers have developed a new radar system that can produce real-time images of objects that are behind walls or traveling at hypersonic speeds. Scientists working at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a unique radar system that relies on microwaves, according to Popular Science . Due to the microwave's longer wavelengths, the system
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How hot is too hot for the human body?
Climate change is making extreme heat more common and more severe, as we've seen in the heat waves that have swept the western US for the past two weeks. Some climate models predict that swaths of the globe will become inhospitable to humans in the next century. But what makes a place unlivable isn't as straightforward as a specific temperature, and even accounting for humidity doesn't fully expl
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Africa can't be left to go it alone when it comes to Covid vaccines | Paul Farmer and Ishaan Desai
Europe and the US have won the scramble for vaccines – now they must help African nations produce their own More than 3bn doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered worldwide. But as the campaign forges ahead, one continent lags far behind the rest. Africa, home to 17% of the global population, accounts for less than 2% of the shots given to date. In the scramble for vaccines, wealt
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Coronavirus live: police urge ticketless England fans not to travel to London; Fukushima to ban spectators from Olympic events
Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to 'ongoing public health crisis' Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears. Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. Seoul heads for lockdown as infections surge in South Korea UK health workers abused by
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Shower scene: NSW police fine man hiding behind curtain as Covid crackdown expands
NSW police fine 67 people in south-west Sydney and expand Covid operation to Sutherland, Hurstville and Miranda Berejiklian warns of 'prolonged lockdown' after NSW records 50 new cases What went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid 'Stuffed': how Australia's 'unconscionable' gamble on Covid vaccines backfired Download the free Guardian app ; Get our morning email briefing Hiding beh
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The Arms Race for Weather Lovers Has Begun
The weather, often derided as a mundane conversation topic of last resort, has actually been a prolific source of entertainment. Natural disasters drive big-budget blockbusters. Solar power fuels Lorde's latest single . Double rainbows produced a lasting meme . But is the weather worthy of an entire streaming service? Fox certainly thinks so. This fall, the network is set to launch Fox Weather, a
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Another Heatwave Is Coming for the West Coast
The West Coast Re-Heated Stop me if you've heard this one before: a sweltering heatwave is set to hit the West Coast. Less than a week after a record-breaking heatwave that pummelled the Pacific Northwest , rising temperatures are now set to hit the West Coast this weekend — with California and Nevada bearing the brunt of it, according to Gizmodo . On Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) ev
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Blurting as a response to embarrassing memories.
Dear all, I'm conducting some research into the phenomenon of compulsive utterance responses to embarrassing memories. This behaviour was previously discussed on this this reddit here https://www.reddit.com/r/cogsci/comments/cjknb/ask_cogsci_why_do_we_blurt_things_out_when_we/ I've already conducted a prevalence survey – now I'm hoping to correlate the behaviour to other psychological profiles ..
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The Next Generation of Comfort Starts With the Molecule Mattress 2
Buying a mattress is an investment into your overall health and well being. Data suggests the average American spends around 11 hours a day lying in bed, which equates to about a third of your lifetime. Knowing this, you can't afford to skimp on quality. This is even more important if you're the kind of person who lives an active lifestyle, and already know the importance of getting a good night'
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The Atlantic Daily: 3 New Things to Watch This Weekend
1. Soccer finals Wish the footie fan in your life godspeed. First, the Copa América concludes with an Argentina-Brazil matchup on Saturday. Then Sunday sees England against Italy for the European Championship. The English team is competing for its first major tournament title in more than half a century. At a time when the country's identity is in flux, the players offer a progressive and inclusi
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Subacromial balloon spacer versus partial repair for massive rotator cuff tears
— Use of a biodegradable balloon spacer during massive rotator cuff tear surgery produced similar outcomes when compared to partial rotator cuff repair for patients with massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs) at 24-month follow up, with potential for early improvement, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine – Arthroscopy Association of North Americ
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Underwater Encounter With a Massive Great White Shark | Shark Week
Stream Shark Week on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/channel/shark-week About Return to Lair of the Great White: Dr. Craig O'Connell and Marc Payne return to where they unexpectedly filmed a juvenile great white during a past mission. Believing there's a nursery nearby, they follow the trail to a discovery that could change everything we know about great whites. Subscribe to Discovery:
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Scientists observe a new type of topological defect in chiral magnets
Scientists used Lorentz transmission electron microscopy (LTEM) to visualize topological defects. They were able to do so by passing electrons and observing their deflections through a thin magnetic film. The topological defects were observed as contrasting pairs of bright and dark areas. Using this technique, the team imaged topological defects in a chiral magnetic thin film made of cobalt, zinc,
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through July 10)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on Your Chip? Let AI Do It Will Knight | Wired "Google, Nvidia, and others are training algorithms in the dark arts of designing semiconductors—some of which will be used to run artificial intelligence programs. …This should help companies draw up more powerful and efficient blueprints in much less time." DIGITAL MEDIA AI Voice Actors So
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Weekend reads: How many scientists commit misconduct?; science 'moved beyond peer review during the pandemic'; Juul pays for entire journal issue
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: 'They seem to mean business': Cardiology journal flags papers cited … Continue reading
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Which Incredible Shark Will Get the Most Hang Time? | Shark Week
Stream Shark Week on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/channel/shark-week About Air Jaws: Going For Gold: The Air Jaws team returns to Seal Rock to capture the highest breach ever recorded. Rocket Shark holds the record at a 15-feet. Will he return to jump even higher, or will a new shark take the World's Highest Flying Great White Shark title? Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Subsc
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Save Big On This Top Micro Book Library And Get $30 In Store Credit
Books have proven resilient in the face of technological change. There's so much demand for reading material we're creating robot authors . And yet this also means it's a struggle to read them all. The 12min Micro Book Library helps you sort out what's worth digging deeper into, and right now, you can get $30 in credit in our store when you sign up. 12min collected 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Pl
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(Full Article) about OpenAI plan to reach human-level AGI by 2024
Yesterday I posted about an article Written in 2019, about OpenAI plan to reach human-level AGI Within five years(by 2024). It confused some people because they couldn't access the article, so I put the full article here: ​ "In the race to build a machine with human-level intelligence, it seems, size really matters." "We think the most benefits will go to whoever has the biggest computer," said G
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How otters' muscles enable their cold, aquatic life
Sea otters are the smallest marine mammal. As cold-water dwellers, staying warm is a top priority, but their dense fur only goes so far. We have long known that high metabolism generates the heat they need to survive, but we didn't know how they were producing the heat — until now.
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Trial shows that the antibiotic azithromycin does not prevent mild COVID-19 cases progressing to hospitalization or death
A new study (the ATOMIC2 trial), presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, shows the antimicrobial drug azithromycin – already approved for use in multiple infections – does not prevent mild COVID-19 cases progressing to hospitalisation or death.
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Study shows that poorer people less likely to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, and more likely to be hospitalised, enter ICU and die
New research from Switzerland presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, shows that people living in poorer neighbourhoods were less likely to be tested for COVID-19 but more likely to test positive, be hospitalised, or die, compared with those in more wealthy areas.
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Highly mutated SARS-CoV-2 emerged from someone living with advanced HIV who could not clear SARS-CoV-2 until their HIV infection was suppressed with effective antiretroviral therapy
A presentation at this year's European Congress on Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, will discuss how failure to clear SARS-CoV-2 infection in a patient with advanced HIV creates conditions that can lead to evolution of dangerous mutations in SARS-CoV-2.
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Common prescription drugs (not themselves antibiotics) may increase risk of developing antibiotic resistance
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) taking place online (9-12 July), suggests that three commonly prescribed classes of drugs that are not themselves antibiotics–proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), beta-blockers and antimetabolites–could lead to antibiotic resistant infections .
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Normal brain growth curves for children developed childhood brain disorders, infections and injuries
In the United States, nearly every pediatric doctor's visit begins with three measurements: weight, height and head circumference. Compared to average growth charts of children across the country, established in the 1970s, a child's numbers can confirm typical development or provide a diagnostic baseline to assess deviations from the curve. Yet, the brain, of vital importance to the child's develo
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Surgical predictors of clinical outcome six years following revision ACL reconstruction
Orthopedic surgeons know that knee surgeries that require revisions have inferior outcomes compared with primary surgeries but until now, the reason for this was unknown. Today a team of orthopedic physicians reports that opting for a transtibial surgical approach and choosing an inference screw for femoral and tibial fixation will improve the patient's odds of having a significantly better six-ye
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Quadriceps tendon autograft has lower MRI signal
An analysis of MRI images of the tissue grafts used for patients who underwent surgery to repair the anterior cruciate knee ligament suggests grafts used from the quadriceps may be superior to tissue grafts from the hamstring. The research was presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Arthroscopy Association of North America Combined 2021 Annual Meeting.
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