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Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs
A study involving some 11,000 dogs demonstrated that the gender, age and breed of the dog, as well as any behavioral problems and certain environmental factors, are connected to hyperactive and impulsive behavior and inattention (ADHD).
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Doctors Say CBD Oil Shrank a Patient's Tumor
Doctors from the U.K. report an intriguing case in which an octogenarian woman who smokes a pack of cigarettes per week refused treatment for her lung cancer — but the tumor shrankanyway. Now, the trio of doctors suspects that the woman's daily self-administration of CBD oil may be the reason for her recovery, according to a paper they published in the journal BMJ Case Reports on Thursday. There
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Cooling radio waves to their quantum ground state
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have found a new way to cool radio waves all the way down to their quantum ground state. To do so, they used circuits that employ an analog of the so-called laser cooling technique that is frequently used to cool atomic samples. The device used a recently developed technique the researchers call photon pressure coupling, which is predicted to be of use
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Only one in four Western Roman emperors died of natural causes
The Roman Empire was ruled by 175 men, from Augustus (63 BCE-19 CE) to Constantine XI (1405-53), including the Eastern or Byzantine Empire after the split in 395 CE, but excluding those who did not rule in their own right because they were minors during regencies or co-emperors.
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'Sensational': skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum
Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decades The partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy's culture minister described as a "sensational" find. Archaeologists said the man, believed to have been aged between
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How Scrubs Reinforce Sexist Double Standards
In the spring of 2020, as Boston's first COVID-19 wave raged, I was the gastroenterologist on call responding to a patient hospitalized with a stomach ulcer. Wearing a layer of yellow personal protective equipment over a pair of baggy scrubs, I spent 30 minutes explaining to him that he needed an endoscopic procedure. We built a rapport, and by the end of our conversation about the pros and cons,
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Tesla Is Up $1 Billion on Its Bitcoin Investment
Bitcoin Boom In February, Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin as an investment and announced that it would accept the digital currency as payment for cars. That investment seems to be paying off — at least as the market stands right now. Bitcoin has soared to new heights, crossing the $60,000 threshold , making Tesla's treasure chest of 42,902 Bitcoin worth $2.5 billion. That means Tesla i
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The Children of Sperm Donors Want to Change the Rules of Conception
Damian Adams grew up knowing that his parents had used an anonymous sperm donor to conceive him, and as a teen, he was even proud of this identity. He considered donating to help other families have children. Becoming a father himself, however, changed everything . When his daughter was born 18 years ago, he cradled her in his arms, and he instantly saw himself in her and her in himself. He felt
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George Takei Roasts "Star Trek" Costar William Shatner After Rocket Trip
Guinea Pig George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on hit TV show "Star Trek" alongside Captain Kirk actor William Shatner, wasn't impressed with his costar's trip to "space" earlier this week. "So 90-years-old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he'll be a good specimen to study," Takei told tabloid Page Six . "He's boldly going where other people have gone
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Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a 'miserable male ghost' gives up its secret Its outlines are faint, only discernible at an angle, but the world's oldest drawing of a ghost has been discovered in the darkened vaults of the British Museum. A lonely bearded spirit being led into the afterlife and eternal bliss by a lover has been identified on an ancient Babylonian clay tablet created about 3,500
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Viva la vulva: why we need to talk about women's genitalia
Ignorance about the basic biology of vulvas is still shockingly high – yet there are huge health benefits, physical and emotional, to be won with better understanding If you have a vulva between your legs, could you identify the seven separate structures in a mirror? If your partner has a vulva, can you identify theirs? For over half the population, the vulva is a significant part of their body; a
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The Staggering Number of Kids Who Have Lost a Parent to COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, media outlets and online dashboards have provided constant updates on the number of people who have died from COVID-19. Far less prominent—but just as striking—are the tallies of those left behind. According to an estimate published recently in the journal Pediatrics , at least 140,000 American children had lost a parent or caregiver because of the coronavirus by the end
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Russia Just Accidentally Spun the Space Station AGAIN
Change of Orientation Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported today that the country's Soyuz spacecraft caused the orientation of the International Space Station to change — the second incident of a Russian-made spacecraft causing the station to spin unexpectedly since July. "During the SoyuzMS18 engines testing, the station's orientation was impacted," reads a tweet by the country's space
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Photo Shows Iron Man-Style Suit at SpaceX Launch Site
Starbase Robot A photographer spotted something intriguing being transported on the back of a pickup truck at SpaceX's "Starbase" testing facilities in South Texas. An image shared by the RGV Aerial Photography — which is Patreon-supported — shows what appears to be some kind of robot armor. Just spotted this robot decoration at Starbase! @elonmusk is this made out of Starship parts? pic.twitter.
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Elon Musk Meets with Creator of Iron Man-Style Suit at SpaceX Launch Site
Iron Man Origins The mystery is solved. It all started when a RGV Aerial Photography shared an image of what looked to be an Iron Man-style suit at the SpaceX launch site in South Texas. Just spotted this robot decoration at Starbase! @elonmusk is this made out of Starship parts? pic.twitter.com/SXDQMJlPUv — RGV Aerial Photography (@RGVaerialphotos) October 14, 2021 While it was unclear at first
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Tesla Just Scrubbed the Cybertruck Prices, Specs from Its Website
Bad Luck Cybertruck The Cybertruck is starting to feel like it's been cursed from the start. From its less-than-auspicious debut to its recent delay to late 2022, the vehicle is starting to seem more like a pipedream than a reality. Now, Tesla has even gone as far as scrubbing the price and specs of the much-hyped vehicle from its website entirely . The changes to the site came Thursday night, ac
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Nasa's Lucy rockets into the sky with diamonds to explore asteroids
Spacecraft with name inspired by a skeleton and the Beatles, and with lab-grown gems, starts 12-year quest A Nasa spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. Continue reading…
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New Zealand Just Fired Its Official Wizard
Wandering Wizard For the last 21 years, the now 88-year-old Ian Brackenbury Channell has dutifully served as the official wizard of New Zealand. But no more, The Guardian reports , as the Christchurch city council has decided to strike him from the payroll, daringly running the risk of drawing a sorcerer's wrath. However, "The Wizard," as he's come to be known, says he still plans to show his fac
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Biden Cannot Declare Victory on Climate Without One of These Policies
In the past few years, a historic shift has occurred in American public opinion: For the first time ever, and across a variety of polling outlets , a majority of Americans say that they want to see the government take serious action on climate change. This shift has accompanied an eruption of climate-related disasters. Wildfires now paralyze the West Coast . Heat waves have killed elderly people
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The Taliban Is Just as Bad as It Always Was
From the moment when scores of Afghans were filmed clinging to an American aircraft in a desperate bid to escape Taliban rule to the day of the departure of the last American soldier , international attention was trained almost exclusively on Afghanistan—until it wasn't. By mid-September, just weeks after the Taliban took control of Kabul, the sense of crisis that had galvanized the world's focus
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How did Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?
The company employs the world's top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace culture The billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else. Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent an orbital rocket booster into space and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has land
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AI and maths to play bigger role in global diplomacy, says expert
Professor of negotiation and conflict management says recent advances mean techniques will be used more International diplomacy has traditionally relied on bargaining power, covert channels of communication and personal chemistry between leaders. But a new era is upon us in which the dispassionate insights of AI algorithms and mathematical techniques such as game theory will play a growing role i
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Billionaire Says He'll Play Badminton on Upcoming Space Station Trip
Space Shuttlecock Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa , the country's 30th richest man , is making his dream of traveling to space come true in December. He'll board a Soyuz spacecraft, taking off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and accompanied by cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, who has already been to space on two occasions. And Maezawa's planning on making the most of his time there. "I've
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The Rock Band That Redefined Counterculture
Part of the backlash now facing Baby Boomers—seen in all those memes and essays blaming grandma for the state of capitalism—may simply stem from overexposure. The flower children's children grew up in a world in which their elders' revolutionary artworks had become wallpaper, trinkets, and ad fodder. Everyone who wasn't at Woodstock is all too aware that they'll never go to Woodstock . The Velvet
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The Perfect Horror Movie That Inspired Countless Imitators
The 1978 film Halloween , for all its notoriety, seems almost quaint compared with the countless slasher movies that have followed it. In John Carpenter's singular masterpiece, we watch a masked serial killer named Michael Myers murder four people in the fictional town of Haddonfield. In the opening scene of Halloween Kills , the latest edition in this indestructible franchise, a group of plucky
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Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission
The Shenzhou-13 vessel docked at its space station to kick off a record-setting six-month stay Three astronauts successfully docked with China's new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing's longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power. The three blasted off shortly after midnight on Saturday (1600 GMT) from the Jiuquan la
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Well you would say that: the science behind our everyday biases
Covid has turned us into pandemic experts, all too ready to gainsay scientists and distorting our reasoning, but psychology can help us understand how our prejudices are formed As I wasted an hour's worth of petrol trying to find more petrol last month, Justin Webb poked at the chief secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke , on the Today programme, seeking a reason why much of the country is runn
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'Johnny'll love that': Ringo Starr wishes Nasa Lucy mission well – video
The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, was among those asked to add their messages to a Lucy mission plaque. The spacecraft has set off on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids, mostly around Jupiter's orbit. The mission was named after the 3.2m-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly a half a century. Dr Donald Johanson discovered the remains while the Beatles song
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Harvard Scientist Suggests That Our Universe Was Created in a Laboratory
Advanced Civilizations A Harvard scientist has an interesting theory as to how our universe was formed: in a laboratory by higher "class" of lifeform. Avi Loeb, bestselling author and the former chair of Harvard's astronomy department, penned an op-ed in Scientific American this week positing that the universe could have been formed in a lab by an "advanced technological civilization." If true, h
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WHO Honors Woman Whose Cells Were Taken Without Consent for Medical Research
Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer more than 70 years ago — but her tumor cells still live on after her cells were taken without her consent . Though her unknowing contributions led to a number of scientific breakthroughs, it still represents a painful example of medical injustice and abuse. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a step to right those wrongs by honoring Lacks wit
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The Last Papuan Mummies
Over the last decade, researchers have delved into a disappearing technique in the highlands of New Guinea that preserves loved one's faces — even long after death.
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This Mobile Crypto Wallet Keeps Your Holdings Safe, Secure, and Offline
If you're already an investor in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, you know both the advantages and disadvantages they have over conventional money. One of the big drawbacks of crypto as a digital asset is that it can make an easy target for hackers or other online threats. And unlike cold hard cash, you can't just lock it up in a safe or bury it in your backyard. Or can you? But with a Ledger Nano
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Study explores the decisions made by physicians in the delivery room, and why they may be making them
Clinical decisions made in the delivery setting as to whether to employ vaginal delivery or cesarean section are often made under high pressure, and with great uncertainty, and have serious consequences for mother and baby. Now, a new study of electronic health records spanning 86,000 deliveries suggests that if their prior patient had complications in one delivery mode, a physician will be more l
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Filling the gaps: Connecting genes to diseases through proteins
Hundreds of connections between different human diseases have been uncovered through their shared origin in our genome, challenging the categorization of diseases by organ, symptoms, or clinical specialty. A new study has generated data on thousands of proteins circulating in our blood and combined this with genetic data to produce a map showing how genetic differences that affect these proteins l
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Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
A study has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The research findings also show that women with PCOS have twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (dysglycemia) — highlighting the urgent need to find treatments to reduce this risk.
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Huge Machine Cleans Up Vast Load of Ocean Plastic
Plastic Pick Up A Dutch inventor has helped create an enormous device that removed nearly 20,000 lbs of plastic out of the Pacific Ocean last week. Boyan Slat founded the Ocean Cleanup , a nonprofit dedicated to removing 90 percent of floating ocean plastic by 2040, according to Insider . To that end, he and the organization created a device, dubbed "Jenny," that collects plastic in a gigantic sy
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More power to Mark Billingham's book-hurling elbow. I might join in | Rebecca Nicholson
Life's too short for bad literature, so let's follow the writer's example Do you ditch a book if it does not immediately grab your attention or do you trudge through it joylessly, weighed down by some invisible obligation to complete it, no matter how arduous the task? The writer Mark Billingham got stuck into this endless debate at the Cheltenham literature festival last week, admitting that he g
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Study could pave way for creating safer opioids
Researchers may have an uncovered new answers on how to create safer opioids. Design a new opioid to bypass the part of brain that feels pleasure, but retain the analgesic properties, which make opioids one of the most effective pain relievers. Researchers looked at how opioids may have become so widely abused.
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The Atlantic Daily: What We Know About Boosters
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. If this booster-shot rollout is a 1,000-piece puzzle, this week a few more pieces fell into place. An independent FDA advisory panel met for two days to examine evidence for Moderna and Johnson &
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 16)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Facebook Is Researching AI Systems That See, Hear, and Remember Everything You Do James Vincent | The Verge "[Facebook's AI team] imagines AI systems that are constantly analyzing peoples' lives using first-person video; recording what they see, do, and hear in order to help them with everyday tasks. Facebook's researchers have outlined a series of skills it wants these sy
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Tony Beets Loses a $10 Million Gold Claim | Gold Rush
Stream Gold Rush on discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/gold-rush #Discovery #GoldRush #TonyBeets Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Follow Us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@Discovery We're on Instagram! https://instagram.com/Discovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery From: Discovery
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New theories and materials aid the transition to clean energy
Scientists have explored different approaches to catalysis, a chemical process that plays an essential role in biological reactions, as well as many industrial applications. Chemical catalysts have been used in a variety of human applications, ranging from pharmaceutical development to biodegradable plastics and environmentally safe fertilizers. They may also advance the development of green energ
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Study discovers unique brain signature of intimate partner aggression
A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brain activity of 51 male-female romantic couples as they experienced intimate partner aggression in real time. They found that aggression toward intimate partners was associated with aberrant activity in the brain's medial prefrontal cortex, or MPFC, which has many functions, but among them is the ability to foster perceptions
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Pick Up New Coding & Engineering Skills With These $10 Courses
Want to pick up a new coding skill? For a limited time, you can save up to 98% on our top coding and engineering courses. The Full Stack Web Development Course The team at Eduonix offers 207 lectures on building great web pages, from the basics of HTML to advanced database queries. Get the Full Stack Web Development Course for $10 (reg. $100). The Complete Ethical Hacking Certification Course Cyb
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This NASA spacecraft is on its way to Jupiter's mysterious asteroid swarms
NASA's Lucy spacecraft, named for an early human ancestor whose skeleton provided insights into our species' muddled origins, has begun the first leg of its 12-year journey. Lifting off from Cape Canaveral early Saturday morning on an Atlas V rocket, Lucy is headed to study asteroids in an area around Jupiter that's been relatively unchanged since the Big Bang. It will venture farther from the su
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Plankton head polewards
Ocean warming caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will prompt many species of marine plankton to seek out new habitats, in some cases as a matter of survival. Researchers expect many organisms to head to the poles and form new communities — with unforeseeable consequences for marine food webs.
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Ultrafast magnetism: heating magnets, freezing time
Magnetic solids can be demagnetized quickly with a short laser pulse, and there are already so-called HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording) memories on the market that function according to this principle. However, the microscopic mechanisms of ultrafast demagnetization remain unclear. Now, a team has developed a new method at BESSY II to quantify one of these mechanisms and applied it to the ra
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Flu and heart disease: The surprising connection that should convince you to schedule your shot
Patients who have cardiovascular disease are at increased risk of serious complications from the flu, according to a new study. The study found that not only are traditional flu-related outcomes worse among some patients with CVD, but infection in those patients also is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Getting the influenza vaccine, however, substantially reduces cardiov
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Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change
The production of renewable energy is increasing every year. But after analyzing the growth rates of wind and solar power in 60 countries, researchers conclude that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even 2°C. The article "National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets" was published in t
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