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Mystery of Waterloo's dead soldiers to be re-examined by academics
Modern techniques to test traditional explanation that most bones from 1815 battle were ground into powder for fertiliser It was an epic battle that has been commemorated in words, poetry and even a legendary Abba song, but 207 years to the day after troops clashed at Waterloo, a gruesome question remains: what happened to the dead? While tens of thousands of men and horses died at the site in mo


A global forum on synthetic biology: the need for international engagement
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31265-9 A Global Forum on Synthetic Biology is needed to engage policymakers with practitioners across borders at the highest level. The international community needs a global confidence-building measure focused on discussing policy futures for the age of engineering biology.
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 18)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This AI Model Tries to Re-create the Mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pranshu Verma | The Washington Post "The model, called Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is based on 27 years of Ginsburg's legal writings on the Supreme Court, along with a host of news interviews and public speeches. A team from the Israeli artificial intelligence company, called AI21 Labs, fed this record into a co
This Mine Is Losing TONS of Gold! | Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue
Stream Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue on discovery+ ▶︎ #GoldRush #discovery #MineRescue Subscribe to Discovery: Follow Us on TikTok: We're on Instagram! Join Us on Facebook: Follow Us on
A practical fluorosulfonylating platform via photocatalytic imidazolium-based SO2F radical reagent
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31296-2 Sulfonyl fluorides have potential application in chemical biology, materials science, and drug discovery, but their preparation remains challenging. Here, the authors report an air-stable fluorosulfonylating reagent that enables the radical fluorosulfonylation, hydrofluorosulfonylation and migratory SO2F-difunct
Clues to bee health found in their gut microbiome
The local environment plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of the gut microbiome of wild bees which could help detect invisible stressors and early indicators of potential threats, say scientists in a new study. Piloting a new frontier of metagenomics, the researchers sequenced whole genomes of three species of carpenter bees, a type of wild bee, in North America, Asia and Australia. T
Weekend reads: Automated peer review; 'journal editors resign in protest;' attention to retracted papers
Would you consider a donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Retraction leads to review change at SAGE journal 'This has been a nightmare': One paper was retracted. The other still lingers. Journal run by new AMA president-elect caught in special issue scam Extensive correction adds … Continue reading
I Got Stuck in the Yellowstone Floods
Unprecedented flooding in the Yellowstone area on Monday, June 13, inundated homes, devoured roads, swept away bridges, isolated entire towns, and shut down one of America's busiest and most famous national parks. It was yet another indication of the impacts that climate change is likely to have on flood- and drought-ridden communities across the West. In Livingston, Montana, a town of about 8,00
Souvenirs From a Civilization That Kills Its Children
Photographs by Andres Gonzalez In the halls of schools where students have learned about the archaeological remains of failed civilizations, they have unwittingly shed the wreckage of their own. The visual artist and author Andres Gonzalez spent six years dutifully photographing the debris of a society in a specific form of decline: the letters, cards, notes, mementos, keepsakes, toys, talismans,
Bioorthogonally activatable cyanine dye with torsion-induced disaggregation for in vivo tumor imaging
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31136-3 Expanding the responsive dyes repertoire is currently a developing field in biorthogonal chemistry. In this article, the authors develop fluorophores that turn on their near-infrared fluorescence upon biorthogonal reaction based on a "torsion-induced disaggregation" approach, allowing for sensitive in vivo imagi
Byron, Shelley, and Now Zelensky
I n the early 19th century , the European world had just defeated an imperialist tyrant, Napoleon Bonaparte, only to find the continent's recently conquered monarchs quickly back in force. Intent on preventing another Napoleon from emerging on their own turf, the monarchies promptly cracked down on dissidents, on peaceful demonstrations, on the forming of unions, on the oppositional press. Standi
Sheryl Sandberg and the Crackling Hellfire of Corporate America
In publishing , there are some books that are too big to fail. Very early on you get the message that this is a Major and Very Important Book. In 2013, that book was Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead , which sold more than 1.5 million copies in its first year. She was the chief operating officer of Facebook, back when most of us had no understanding of the platform's fe
The End of the Asset Economy
Here's a bit of esoterica I think about from time to time: Mark Zuckerberg has a mortgage. Or at least, he had one. A decade ago, the Facebook founder refinanced his loan on a $6 million Palo Alto mansion. He was worth $16 billion at the time, meaning he could have bought that house and a hundred more outright, no mortgage necessary. But First Republic Bank offered him an adjustable-rate loan wit
A spin-crossover framework endowed with pore-adjustable behavior by slow structural dynamics
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31274-8 Host-guest interactions can play a critical role in achieving switchable porous materials, but controlling them remains challenging. Here the authors report an atypical pore rearrangement in a magnetic 2D porous framework upon water adsorption; the structural transformation affects the magnetic properties of the
Chromosome-level and haplotype-resolved genome provides insight into the tetraploid hybrid origin of patchouli
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31121-w The ploidy level of patchouli, an aromatic plant in the Lamiaceae family, remain unclear. Here, the authors assemble a chromosome-level and haplotype-resolved genome for patchouli and reveal that it is tetraploid hybrid as well as compensated aneuploidy.
Where Russia's Declinist Rage Isn't Enough
T he novel Jamilia tells the story of a free-spirited woman trapped in a passionless marriage who is suddenly awakened by the arrival of a mournful, lonely outsider who touches something in her soul. Set in Kyrgyzstan, it achieved a degree of fame in the West after it was praised by the French poet Louis Aragon as "the most beautiful love story in the world." But there is a darkness to the story
A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial for pharmacological activation of BCAA catabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31249-9 Evidence from preclinical models suggest that lowering levels of branched chain amino acids (BCAA) improves glucose metabolism. Here the authors report that NaPB, an accelerator of BCAA catabolism, improves peripheral insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes in a randomized placebo-controlled crossov
Diagonal integration of multimodal single-cell data: potential pitfalls and paths forward
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31104-x Diagonal integration of multimodal single-cell data emerges as a trending topic. However, empowering diagonal methods for novel biological discoveries requires bridging huge gaps. Here, we comment on potential risks and future directions of diagonal integration for multimodal single-cell data.
Ugens debat: Brug for ny ladestruktur
Fra 2035 er det slut med at købe nye benzin- og diesel­biler, i EU, derefter kan vi kun finde 'nul­emissionsbiler' hos forhandlerne.æserne var enige om, at mange børnesygdomme skal ryddes af vejen, før elbilen kan overtage markedet. Mindre var enigheden om, hvorvidt man så skal…
Neuromorphic object localization using resistive memories and ultrasonic transducers
Nature Communications, Published online: 18 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31157-y The real-world object localization application needs a low-latency and power efficient computing system. Here, Moro et al. demonstrate a neuromorphic in-memory event driven system, inspired by the barn owl's neuroanatomy, which is orders of magnitude more energy efficient than microcontrollers.
An Unusual Movie Pick for Father's Day
This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here . Today I wanted to take a break from politics and war and think about fathers, especially the ones—like mine—who weren't exactly the best role models. But first, here are three great new stories from T
From dry to deluge, how heavy snow, rain flooded Yellowstone
Just three months ago, the Yellowstone region like most of the West was dragging through an extended drought with little snow in the mountains and wildfire scars in Red Lodge from a year ago when the area was hit by 105-degree Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius) heat and fire.
Electrons take the fast and slow lanes at the same time
Imagine a road with two lanes in each direction. One lane is for slow cars, and the other is for fast ones. For electrons moving along a quantum wire, researchers in Cambridge and Frankfurt have discovered that there are also two "lanes," but electrons can take both at the same time!
Scientists Invent Wheel That Can Roll Uphill
Reinventing the Wheel An international team of researchers have created a wriggly "odd wheel" robot that can spontaneously roll up an incline, a playful and seemingly gravity-defying take on biology-inspired mechanics. The invention isn't, however, actually breaking any laws of physics. The fine-tuned oscillations of each of its individual segments allow it to push itself against the ground and e
Police Say Dudes Hacked Gas Station Pumps to Make Prices Lower
Price of Gas Police in Virginia Beach, Virginia arrested two men for an allegedly Robin Hoodesque crime: they say the suspects somehow hacked a local gas station while it was closed to get cheap fuel, then re-sold it at a discount to other people in the community. "Devices were being used to illegally access gas pumps. Individuals were then selling the gasoline at a discounted rate through a phon
Gaia space telescope rocks the science of asteroids
The European Gaia space mission has produced an unprecedented amount of new, improved, and detailed data for almost two billion objects in the Milky Way galaxy and the surrounding cosmos. The Gaia Data Release 3 on Monday revolutionizes our knowledge of the Solar System and the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies.

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