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New calculations of solar spectrum resolve decade-long controversy about the sun's chemical composition
What do you do when a tried-and-true method for determining the sun's chemical composition appears to be at odds with an innovative, precise technique for mapping the sun's inner structure? That was the situation facing astronomers studying the sun—until new calculations that have now been published by Ekaterina Magg, Maria Bergemann and colleagues, and that resolve the apparent contradiction.
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Evolution experiment with bacteria challenges conventional wisdom about size and the cost of production
In 1988, a biologist at Michigan State University, Richard Lenski, set up 12 flasks of E. coli and his group has maintained and followed their evolution ever since. Periodically, subsamples are frozen, enabling scientists to compare the bacteria at different points in time by bringing them back to life.
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Scientists Discover Ancient Forest at Bottom of Gigantic Sinkhole
Down Under Put that thing back where it came from or so help me! Actually, it could all turn out okay. Scientists in China have discovered previously unknown animal and plant species lurking at the bottom of a sinkhole in in Leye County, the Guardian reported yesterday. Some brave spelunkers found the more than 1,000-foot-long and 629-foot deep sinkhole while exploring caves in the region. "I wou
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What Kate McKinnon Gave to Saturday Night Live
From Kate McKinnon's first sketch on Saturday Night Live in 2012, it was evident she'd be a star. Appearing in a Pantene commercial as Penélope Cruz, alongside then-host Sofía Vergara, McKinnon delivered Cruz's Castilian Spanish accent with a winking twist. While Vergara focused on highlighting all of the healthy, easy-to-say ingredients, such as "aloe," McKinnon as Cruz was left to outline the h
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Kids Are Far, Far Behind in School
Starting in the spring of 2020, school boards and superintendents across the country faced a dreadful choice: Keep classrooms open and risk more COVID-19 deaths, or close schools and sacrifice children's learning. In the name of safety, many districts shut down for long periods. But researchers are now learning that the closures came at a stiff price—a large decline in children's achievement over
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Cambridge University astrophysicist loses space project role amid Brexit row
Nicholas Walton gives up leadership of €2.8m pan-European research after dispute over Northern Ireland protocol A Cambridge University astrophysicist studying the Milky Way and hoping to play a major part in the European Space Agency's (Esa) next big project has been forced to hand over his coordinating role on the scheme after the row over Northern Ireland's Brexit arrangements put science in th
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Elon Musk Has Officially Lost $69 Billion This Year
Wipeout The net worth of Tesla CEO Elon Musk has fallen by a staggering amount — just over $69 billion so far this year, according to Bloomberg 's Billionaire Index — making the wealthiest man in the world substantially less wealthy. While that's a princely sum, and far more than what's needed to tackle a world hunger crisis , Musk has yet to lose the crown of being the richest of the rich. And,
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What Alito Doesn't Understand About Pregnancy
When I train medical students, I emphasize that almost nobody is more acutely aware of time than an obstetrician is. Whenever doctors in my field are briefed about a new patient, the first question we ask is: "How many weeks?" The answer affects everything. A pregnant patient diagnosed with high blood pressure at 12 weeks is usually suffering from chronic hypertension, a condition not immediately
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Covid can cause ongoing damage to heart, lungs and kidneys, study finds
One in eight Covid hospital patients have heart inflammation up to two months later, researchers find Damage to the body's organs including the lungs and kidneys is common in people who were admitted to hospital with Covid, with one in eight found to have heart inflammation, researchers have revealed. As the pandemic evolved, it became clear that some people who had Covid were being left with ong
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The Southern Baptist Horror
Sign up for David's newsletter, The Third Rail, here. Yesterday, at 4 p.m. eastern time, the Southern Baptist Convention released a comprehensive, independent report of its executive committee's response to decades of sex-abuse allegations. The SBC is the nation's largest Protestant denomination, by far. It is the nation's most powerful and influential evangelical denomination, by far. Its 14 mil
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Vaccines Are Still Mostly Blocking Severe Disease
For the past year and a half, since the COVID-19 vaccines first became available—even as last summer's reprieve gave way to Delta's surge, then Omicron's; even as the coronavirus continued to rack up mutations that lifted its speed and its stealth; even as millions of vaccinated Americans caught the pathogen and passed it on—there's been one huge slice of solace to cling to: The shots we have are
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Tesla Driver Briefly Trapped in Burning Car, Kicks Out Window
Trapped Tesla owner Jamil Jutha had only owned his Model Y for eight months before it caught on fire Friday and briefly trapped him inside, according to a CTV News report published yesterday. Jutha was driving in Vancouver that morning when the car completely turned off and lost all power to its electronics. "The doors wouldn't open," Jutha told the British Columbia-based news outlet. "The window
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Kid Steals Phone, Orders 31 Cheeseburgers, Leaves Huge Tip
Order Up One kid just scored the childhood cheeseburger dream of a lifetime, and it only cost his mom $92. The Texas two-year-old ordered 31 McDonald's cheeseburgers from DoorDash earlier this week using mom Kelsey Golden's phone. CNN reported yesterday that the delivery was an "accident" but the youngster has made no statement on whether or not he really wanted all those burgers. Golden said she
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The Election Denier Who Could Run Michigan's Elections
In the weeks after the 2020 election, one particular Michigan woman was trumpeting claims of fraud as loudly as she could. Kristina Karamo, a community-college professor who'd previously accused Democrats of having a "satanic agenda," went on Fox News again and again to describe how illegal ballots supposedly had been tallied for Joe Biden at the TCF Center in Detroit, where she worked as a poll
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A Whole Age of Warfare Sank With the Moskva
On March 9, 1862, the Union warship Monitor met its Confederate counterpart, Virginia. After a four-hour exchange of fire, the two fought to a draw. It was the first battle of ironclads. In one day, every wooden ship of the line of every naval power became immediately obsolete. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. If the battle of the ironclads settled once and for all the wood-
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My life was ruled by panic attacks. Here's my seven-point guide to tackling anxiety
Author Tim Clare spent a year researching his condition and trying every treatment he could. This is what worked I'm pinned to the floor, screaming. From two rooms away comes the sound of nursery rhymes, playing at full volume – my wife's attempt to drown me out, so I don't frighten our baby daughter. I'm having a panic attack. I am terrified and, beneath the fear, burning with shame. A couple of
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Scientists Say There May Be a "Mirror World" to Our Own
Mirror Image No one is entirely certain what it actually looks like, but some scientists are pretty convinced there's a mirror world affecting gravity in our current universe. Three researchers published their findings this week in the journal Physical Review Letters and say their hypothesis is based on problems with the Hubble Constant, the rate at which the universe expands. Yesterday's SciTech
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Florida Man Horrified When NFTs He Bought Because Floyd Mayweather Told Him to Crater in Value
KO! After spending $12,000 on Floyd Mayweather-endorsed NFTs that are now worthless, one Florida man is having major buyer's remorse. Tyler, a 35-year-old Miami man, told NBC News that he's now struggling to afford gas and food amid rising inflation after purchasing the "Bored Bunny" non-fungible tokens (NFTs) promoted by his favorite boxer. He even shoveled some of his mom's money into the digit
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Monkeypox Is Spreading Through Sex, WHO Disease Specialist Says
Monkeypox is starting to spread across much of the world , alarming doctors and public health authorities. According to an update by the World Health Organization, 92 cases have now been confirmed across 12 UN member states that are not endemic for the virus. Health experts are now racing to understand why the disease, which was first identified decades ago, is spreading now. One clue may be the
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The War Won't End Until Putin Loses
The expression off-ramp has a pleasing physicality, evoking a thing that can be constructed out of concrete and steel. But at the moment, anyone talking about an off-ramp in Ukraine—and many people are doing so, in governments, on radio stations, in a million private arguments—is using the term metaphorically, referring to a deal that could persuade Vladimir Putin to halt his invasion. Some belie
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Colin Cantwell, Star Wars designer behind the X-Wing and Death Star, dies aged 90
The creator behind several iconic Star Wars ships also worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey and assisted in broadcasting the 1969 moon landing Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 90. Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner of more than two decades, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that he had died at his home in Colorado on Saturday. Continue r
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It Turns Out That "Door" on Mars Is Hilariously Tiny
Drink Me Unless you have Alice's Wonderland potion that shrinks humans to a tiny size, it's unlikely any of us will be coming or going through that tiny "door" NASA spotted on Mars earlier this month . The space agency gave more details about the rock feature on the Red Planet's surface in a blog post this week and said the opening in the side of Mount Sharp is about 12 inches tall and 16 inches
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More monkeypox cases detected in UK 'on daily basis', says scientist
Twenty cases confirmed in UK amid reports of child being admitted to intensive care in London hospital More monkeypox cases are being detected in Britain "on a daily basis", a senior doctor has warned, amid reports that a child has been admitted to intensive care with the disease. Dr Susan Hopkins, a chief medical adviser to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said an update on confirmed cases
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We will see more cases of monkeypox, warn British scientists
The range and number of cases has puzzled doctors, who are asking why the virus has spread to the west Scientists have warned that they expect monkeypox cases to continue to rise this week as more infected people are traced by health authorities. More than 90 cases have already been reported in Europe, the US and Australia, including 20 in Britain. Continue reading…
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Does turmeric's reputation translate into real health benefits?
Clinical trials show that curcumin, present in the spice, may help fight osteoarthritis and other diseases, but there's a catch – bioavailability, or how to get it into the blood While Kamal Patel was probing through the reams of user data on examine.com – a website that calls itself "the internet's largest database of nutrition and supplement research" – before a planned revamp later this year,
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Astronauts Enter Starliner After It Finally Docks To Space Station
Going Up American defense contractor Boeing finally did it. Despite a two-year delay and tons of troubleshooting in the interim, the manufacturer's Starliner "space taxi" finally docked to the International Space Station last night. There were no crew aboard, but it did deliver about 800 pounds of cargo and important supplies to the astronauts on board the ISS. NASA posted footage of Starliner do
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How to recognise the symptoms of anxiety and get help
From OCD to agoraphobia and PTSD, there are almost as many types of anxiety disorder as things to worry about. Here's how to spot the signs and find the relevant support Many people will be familiar with the dry mouth, intrusive thoughts, and fluttering heart and stomach that are the hallmarks of anxiety. Often a temporary, and completely natural reaction to threat, these responses can be helpful
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As a psychologist helping Ukrainians, I am a witness to the terrible traumas of war | Anna Shilonosova
We can support those trapped in shelters or struggling with survivor's guilt. But some emotional damage is irreparable All four of my grandparents survived the second world war, and all four were scarcely willing to talk about it, having either survived the siege of Leningrad or come back from the frontline wounded. On the rare occasions they did, their memories would leave them devastated. The l
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I Feel Safest in My Hospital
"No thanks," my patient said to me. "Two is enough." I was caught off guard the first time I recommended a COVID booster shot and heard that response. "What do you mean, it's enough ? Do you toss out half of your cardiac meds? Do you say, 'Eh, that seems like enough' partway through your hernia operation?" I've been receiving that response more and more these days. "Two is about right." "I'll sti
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Human skull found by Minnesota kayakers 8,000 years old, experts say
Skull discovered in drought-depleted Minnesota River last summer to be returned to Native American officials Native American officials will be given a partial skull discovered last summer by two kayakers in Minnesota after investigations determined it was about 8,000 years old. The kayakers found the skull in the drought-depleted Minnesota River about 110 miles (180km) west of Minneapolis, Renvil
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The Doom Spiral of Pernicious Polarization
U ntil a few decades ago, most Democrats did not hate Republicans, and most Republicans did not hate Democrats. Very few Americans thought the policies of the other side were a threat to the country or worried about their child marrying a spouse who belonged to a different political party. All of that has changed. A 2016 survey found that 60 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of Republicans woul
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Joe Biden is Worried About Monkeypox
The President of the United States says he'll be concerned about monkeypox if it starts to spread more widely than it already has. Following this week's report that the disease was confirmed in the US and countries in Europe President Joe Biden addressed a press pool today while traveling to Japan, according to Axios . "It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential," Bide
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Bad News! That Image of a Black Hole Might Be Totally Screwed Up
Sorta Twinning A new image of a black hole in the center of a distant galaxy just dropped, but it's making researchers worried that the first image of the same one wasn't quite right. It took researchers in Japan three years to produce an image of M87*, the black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy. New Scientist reported this week that the group used the same data from the Event Horizon Telesco
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Statue of fossil-hunting pioneer Mary Anning to be unveiled in Dorset
A nine-year-old pointed out what was missing in Lyme Regis. Her long campaign has now borne fruit It all began with a curious nine-year-old and a question that she asked her mother. Where in their hometown of Lyme Regis was the statue of Mary Anning , the pioneering Victorian fossil hunter who, she had recently discovered, had lived and worked there? There wasn't one, Anya Pearson was forced to t
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Boeing's Starliner capsule docks for first time with International Space Station
High-stakes test follows two years of delays in a program designed to give Nasa another vehicle for sending astronauts into orbit Boeing's new Starliner crew capsule has docked for the first time with the International Space Station, completing a major objective in a crucial test flight into orbit without astronauts aboard. The rendezvous of the gumdrop-shaped CST-100 Starliner with the orbital r
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The Book That Said the Words I Couldn't Say
Updated at 1:24 p.m. ET on May 23, 2022. Coming of age in the early 1990s, I was part of the last cohort of teenagers to grow up without ubiquitous internet. We had pen pals and zines, but mostly we had one another. Girlhood was a time of endless phone calls with friends, though we didn't always know how to put our feelings into words—and we couldn't turn to Google to answer our questions. Books
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Skolforskarnas förslag: Så kan betygen göras om
Flera skolforskare hävdar att dagens betygsystem bidrar till misslyckanden snarare än kunskap. Nu föreslår de istället en ny bedömningsmodell i den svenska skolan. – Betygsfrågan är en förvirrad debatt där man inte reder ut den grundläggande frågan: Vad fyller betygen för funktion? säger Majsa Allelin som är forskare i socialt arbete vid Södertörns högskola.
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'Phones are like a scab we know we shouldn't pick': the truth about social media and anxiety
Although connecting with friends online has positive benefits for mental health, overdoing screen time can lead to a catastrophic emotional crash Most people think that phones are a bad thing for anxiety. Parents, in particular, believe phones are terrible for the mental health of children, teenagers and young adults. So, what is the truth? While I was writing my book You Don't Understand Me , wh
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Dave Fires Up His New Machines | Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine
Stream Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/gold-rush-dave-turins-lost-mine Families have been reaching out to Dave Turin, asking for his help in resurrecting their failing mines. Now, using his expertise and the backing of financiers, he's on a mission to find gold in a long abandoned mine and turn a profit for the families. #GoldRush #DaveTurin #D
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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Is a Reboot That Requires Zero Nostalgia
Hollywood loves a good comeback story, and the new Disney+ film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers has a great one. No, not that of the titular chipmunk heroes, starring in their first project since the 1990 conclusion of their animated series. I'm talking about the return of "Ugly Sonic"—an unsettling version of Sonic the Hedgehog with human teeth, beady eyes, and a weirdly elongated body that you mig
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Cheesemakers Embedding Tiny Tracking Chips in Parmesan
Cheesed Off No, this is not some harebrained conspiracy theory fueled by Big Cheese. Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheesemakers, who make "real" parmesan cheese, are inserting tracking chips into the rinds of their cheese wheels in an effort to undermine shady competitors who falsely claim they make real parmesan cheese , Food & Wine reports . Just like how Champagne can technically only originate
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How Computer Scientists Learned to Reinvent the Proof
If a million computer scientists had dinner together, they'd rack up an enormous bill. And if one of them was feeling particularly thrifty and wanted to check if the bill was correct, the process would be straightforward, if tedious: They'd have to go through the bill and add everything up, one line at a time, to make sure that the sum was equal to the stated total. But in 1992… Source
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The hype around DeepMind's new AI model misses what's actually cool about it
Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new "generalist" AI model called Gato . The model can play Atari video games, caption images, chat, and stack blocks with a real robot arm, the Alphabet-owned AI lab announced. All in all, Gato can do 604 different tasks. But while Gato is undeniably fascinating, in the week since its release some researchers have gotten a bit carried away. One of DeepMind
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Lilies
The poet Mary Oliver was a legendary observer of nature. She chronicled scuttling hermit crabs and mossy hollows , " freshets of wind " and the " wild, clawed light " of the sun. Her reverence for the natural world was clear—not just because she described it so frequently, but because of her exquisite detail. Oliver wrote with the kind of precision that came from the heightened attention of deep
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Each Sentence Is One You Can Feel
Margaret Atwood came to fiction by way of poetry, as did Michael Ondaatje and Wole Soyinka. In their novels, as in those of the Japanese writer Mieko Kawakami, who wrote songs and poems before turning to fiction, the attention to sensory experience is particularly keen, concise, and meaningful. Kawakami doesn't just assemble a tactile detail and park it in a scene. Sensation itself drives her sce
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To War Criminals Who Believe They Have Impunity, Think Again
Stockholm —As the Russian army leaves a trail of atrocity in Ukraine, a trial held here this month offers a powerful template for prosecuting war crimes. The Swedish case—involving a former Iranian official accused of participation in the mass murder of political prisoners in the late 1980s—is based on the principle of universal jurisdiction. According to this doctrine, the national courts of any
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Millionaires Protest, Demanding to Pay More Taxes
Tax Me Millionaires are publicly protesting the gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The Guardian reports — demanding, in a strange twist, that the wealthy need to be taxed more in order to tackle growing inequality. It's an unlikely and perhaps refreshing line of argument, demonstrating that even some of the rich want to contribute more. Davos Crocket The WEF conference i
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Diamond mirrors for high-powered lasers
Just about every car, train and plane that's been built since 1970 has been manufactured using high-power lasers that shoot a continuous beam of light. These lasers are strong enough to cut steel, precise enough to perform surgery, and powerful enough to carry messages into deep space. They are so powerful, in fact, that it's difficult to engineer resilient and long-lasting components that can con
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No One Has a Position Anymore
Hypocrisy is the only modern sin and a bit overplayed, a term deployed to justify one's own power grabs and political-professional faults. I hardly notice it anymore. But I confess I'm a little shocked by the abrupt about-face on the issue of corporate speech and government efforts to restrain—or encourage—it. I'm so disoriented that I don't know if left and right have switched positions, or if n
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Startup Announces Plans to Bury Server Farm on the Moon
VC funded startup Lonestar Data Holdings wants to store data in datacenters inside the hollow lava tubes suspected to line the surface of the Moon. The idea is to aid during future lunar missions — and, potentially, safeguard human knowledge after the demise of Earth, The Register reports . The company believes it's a far safer place to store important information, even more so than the Svalbard
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Sea corals are source of sought-after 'anti-cancer' compound
The bottom of the ocean is full of mysteries but scientists have recently uncovered one of its best-kept secrets. For 25 years, drug hunters have been searching for the source of a natural chemical that had shown promise in initial studies for treating cancer. Now, researchers at University of Utah Health report that easy-to-find soft corals—flexible corals that resemble underwater plants—make the
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The Volunteer Movement Enraging China
In early March, Han Yang, a 50-year-old Sydney resident, was invited by a friend to join a WeChat group with other members of Australia's Chinese diaspora that focused on Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine . Yang found that the others began posting a stream of offensive material—stories filled with vitriol toward Ukrainians, Russian-state disinformation, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories—acco
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Ancient crocodile found in Peru sheds new light on their origin
A team of researchers at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, working with colleagues from the U.S. and France, has uncovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil in Peru. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their find, what they have learned about it and what it shows about the evolution of marine crocodiles.
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Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels
The tomatoes contain as much provitamin D3 as two eggs, with UK outdoor field trials starting next month Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes, each containing as much provitamin D3 – the precursor to vitamin D – as two eggs or a tablespoon of tuna. Outdoor field trials of the tomatoes are expected to begin in the UK next month, and if successful, could provide an important new diet
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What is visible light?
Visible light is a type of electromagnetic radiation between the infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths, and it can be detected by cells in the human eye.
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High-performance heaters based on nanoscale-thick graphite films
Combining multiple carbon nanomaterials in a single substance can yield surprising properties. KAUST researchers have created thin graphite films that could act as high-performance flexible heater panels, reaching several hundred degrees within seconds when a small voltage is applied. They also showed that the key to the material's exceptional heating performance is graphene domains within the gra
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The Wetlands Are Drowning
A long-term study of a marsh was meant to ask whether rising levels of CO2 could help wetlands thrive despite rising seas. The plants aren't keeping up.
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Is Larry Hogan Living in a Fantasy World?
L arry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, gave a speech this month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, in which he declared that the GOP was "desperately in need of a course correction." He called on the so-called Party of Reagan to end its dependency on Donald Trump and return to the heyday of the 40th president, Hogan's hero. "America can once again be
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New method simultaneously measures flow and oxygen
An international research team headed by the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Aarhus University and the Science for Life Lab in Uppsala has developed tiny particles that measure the oxygen concentration in their surroundings. In this way, they can track fluid flow and oxygen content at the same time, which offers exciting prospects for many fields of research, from biology t
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How 'I'm Dead' Became a Good Thing
Don't want to miss a single column? Sign up to get Caleb's writing in your inbox. On a literal level, it should be impossible to make sense of someone saying "I'm dead" unless you're attending a successful séance. Yet here we are in 2022, not only proclaiming our own expiration but reveling in it. Far from speech beyond the grave, "I'm dead" has come to communicate one of the highest pleasures of
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How GDPR Is Failing
The world-leading data law changed how companies work. But four years on, there's a lag on cleaning up Big Tech.
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The Download: DeepMind's AI shortcomings, and China's social media translation problem
This is today's edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology. The hype around DeepMind's new AI model misses what's actually cool about it Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new "generalist" AI model called Gato. The model can play the video game Atari, caption images, chat, and stack blocks with a real robot arm,
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This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 21)
TRANSPORTATION Drones Are Turning Into Personal Flying Machines Clive Thompson | Wired "For eons, sci-fi illustrations depicted people zipping around cities in little flying vehicles. Now those Golden Age fliers might finally be arriving—and 'they're just big drones,' says Chris Anderson, a longtime drone pioneer and COO of eVTOL firm Kittyhawk (and Wired's former editor in chief). Consider this
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A type of wasp that cannibalizes its sibling larvae
A pair of researchers at Kobe College has found that in one species of wasp, cannibalization of sibling larvae is common. In their study, published in PLOS ONE, Yui Imasaki and Tomoji Endo describe the insects and what they learned about their eating habits while they were still larvae.
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This Algae Powered a Computer for a Year With Just Water and Sunlight
Nearly three billion years ago, oceanic mats of cyanobacteria, called blue-green algae , transformed Earth's atmosphere by converting carbon dioxide into the oxygen we complex animals breath. In their time on the planet, they've survived five mass extinctions with naught but light and water. And now, in a small tank on a windowsill in England, this billion-year-old bit of biotechnology is lending
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Charting a safe course through a highly uncertain environment
Researchers have developed a trajectory-planning system for autonomous vehicles that enables them to travel from a starting point to a target location safely, even when there are many different uncertainties in the environment, such as unknown variations in the shapes, sizes, and locations of obstacles.
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Small adaptations, major effect: Researchers study potential of future public transportation
Being mobile individually, at any time — without owning a car: To facilitate this, public transportation authorities cooperate with service providers for new forms of mobility such as bicycle sharing, car sharing, or ridepooling. Researchers have studied how publicly available mobility options in the Karlsruhe region in the future can optimally fulfill the citizens' needs. The result: Widespread
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Akupressur
By Mk2010 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 är en behandlingsform besläktad med akupunktur. Skillnaden är att i stället för att stimulera så kallade akupunkturpunkter med nålar som penetrerar … Continued Inlägget Akupressur dök först upp på Vetenskap och Folkbildning .
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Letter: Free Speech for All Is Still Our Mission
The ACLU Has Lost Its Way "The ACLU now seems largely unable or unwilling to uphold its core values," wrote Lara Bazelon earlier this month, arguing that the civil-liberties organization has neglected its central purpose of defending freedom of speech without partisanship in favor of a broad embrace of progressive causes. Lara Bazelon accuses the American Civil Liberties Union of having lost its
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Am i not seeing the context here? me and chatting online
https://i.imgur.com/6P2BxVC.png https://i.imgur.com/QVSDoEp.png and this is what ive posted and got warned for. "no links and media in #general": https://i.imgur.com/bxfzBkQ.png https://i.imgur.com/iX1ZxgK.png i am the 3naepjts34 guy so how is it ok to post random music video in #general but if i post a random. what am i missing here? brain cells? submitted by /u/red_jacket_yes [link] [comments]
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nature of time in cog sci
This is a speculative question and is intended to attract a good discussion. what leads to development of our notion of time( sequential nature) ? . What are the markers to decide whether time is flowing or not(are changes in the world enough or memory is obligatory?) Secondly what are the hard facts in the concept of time that we all can agree on? I sort of imagine deep black space with no light
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Best Smart Speakers in 2022
It's not an understatement to say that the Amazon Echo has changed the expectations of what a speaker can do for tens of millions of people around the world. Instead of being limited to playing music, the speaker could control your lights, set timers, play games, and even allow you to make Amazon purchases. The fact that Amazon continues to support the original Echo, which is nearing its seventh
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New study explains how to broaden strategy to avert catastrophic climate change
Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide, by itself, cannot prevent catastrophic global warming. But a new study concludes that a strategy that simultaneously reduces emissions of other largely neglected climate pollutants would cut the rate of global warming in half and give the world a fighting chance to keep the climate safe for humanity.
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Bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms
Newly published research shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.
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We Take Ourselves Out to the Ball Game
Kaitlyn: I need to be careful so you don't think I'm speaking hyperbolically. These are my real feelings: Coney Island is heaven on earth. I think if "they" ever touched it—if they ever tore things down and put boring things in their place—that would be it for me. My heart would be broken. The boardwalk, the ocean, the hot dogs, the old women running the ring-toss and balloon-dart games who are s
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New 'CRISPR-Combo' method boosts genome editing power in plants
Ten years ago, a new technology called CRISPR-CAS9, made it possible for scientists to change the genetic code of living organisms. As revolutionary as it was, the tool had its limitations. Like the first cell phones that could only perform one function, the original CRISPR method can perform one function: removing or replacing genes in a genetic sequence. Later iterations of CRISPR were developed
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What Travel Can, and Cannot, Teach Us
This is an edition of Up for Debate, a newsletter by Conor Friedersdorf. On Wednesdays, he rounds up timely conversations and solicits reader responses to one thought-provoking question. Every Monday, he publishes some thoughtful replies. Sign up for the newsletter here. Last week, I asked readers what they've learned while traveling away from home. I was surprised so few of you responded, becaus
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South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'
The devastating heat wave which has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely due to climate change, according to a study by an international group of scientists on Monday. This, they say, is a glimpse of what the future holds for the region.
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Low-cost gel film can pluck drinking water from desert air
More than a third of the world's population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a solution that could help people in these areas access clean drinking water.
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What Is Life Like When We Subtract Work From It?
If you've ever wondered whether a life without work would be blissful, well, Lorie Kloda can confirm that it pretty much is. Kloda really likes her job as a university librarian in Montreal, but she still really liked not doing it for a year. During a paid sabbatical that ended this spring, she deleted the work-communication apps from her phone and regularly forgot what day of the week it was; sh
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New measurements from Northern Sweden show less methane emission than feared
It is widely understood that thawing permafrost can lead to significant amounts of methane being released. However, new research shows that in some areas, this release of methane could be a tenth of the amount predicted from a thaw. The research was conducted in Sweden by an international group that includes researchers from the University of Copenhagen. A crucial, yet an open question is how much
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What 40-million-year-old tropical reef corals tell us about climate change
Unusually well-preserved reef corals from the Geological and Paleontological Collection at Leipzig University hold a great secret: They allow us to travel far into the past and reconstruct climatic conditions in our latitudes. Researchers from Leipzig University, the Universities of Bremen and Greifswald, and UniLaSalle in Beauvais have now succeeded in doing just this. Using chemical analyses, th
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Genetic test can diagnose certain immune system disorders
Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID) can result in chronic and sometimes life-threatening infections. More than 450 PIDs have been described, but timely and accurate diagnoses remain a challenge. In a new study investigators used next-generation sequencing technology to test a DNA panel of 130 different immune system genes from 22 study participants. They found that many patients had inherited
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Photos: Sandstorms Sweep Across Parts of the Middle East
In recent months, an unusually high number of sandstorms has engulfed parts of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The ongoing series of storms has sent thousands to hospitals with breathing problems, and caused the closure of airports, schools, and government offices. Officials and experts are blaming the growing frequency and intensity of sandstorms in the region on the mismanagement o
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California shellfish farmers adapt to climate change
Because of their proximity to the ocean, Californians get to enjoy locally-sourced oysters, mussels, abalone and clams. Most of the shellfish consumed here come from aquaculture farms along the coast—from San Diego to Humboldt County. And because the animals are filter feeders that siphon tiny plankton out of seawater, growing them is environmentally sustainable.
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Instability can benefit teams with different expertise
Co-workers who team up to solve problems or work on projects can benefit when they have less in common and take turns spotlighting their different expertise, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. The findings have implications for how managers can better form and manage teams so all voices are heard.
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Protection of sodium metal anodes meets in situ photoelectron spectroscopy
Sodium metal batteries (SMBs) have attracted extensive attention because of their high theoretical capacity (1166 mAh/g), low redox potential (−2.71 V vs. SHE), high natural material abundance, and low cost. However, the growth of dendrites results in poor battery performance and severe safety problems, inhibiting the commercial application of SMBs.
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Halting a wave in its tracks
Topological ideas have recently taken the center stage of modern electromagnetics. Typical topological photonic systems are based on nonreciprocal materials, a class of materials that enables asymmetric light–matter interactions. In particular, nonreciprocal platforms may support unidirectional channels that allow propagation in a given direction of space—let's say from left to right, but not the
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Unemployment holds steady for people with disabilities
Jobs data showed small declines in unemployment for people with and without disabilities in April, according to Friday's National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) COVID Update. The April data also showed that the number of workers still on temporary layoff remained relatively unchanged, which may reflect persistent delays in the supply chain, according to nTIDE expert Andrew Houtenville, Ph
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How labor unions shape society | Margaret Levi
The weekend. Social security. Health insurance. What do these things have in common? They're all thanks to the advocacy of labor unions. Political economist Margaret Levi explains how these organizations forge equality and protect worker rights, calling for a 21st-century revival of the labor movement in order to build a more equitable future.
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What happens when plants have stress reactions to touch
A 30-year-old genetic mystery has been solved. It has previously been established that touch can trigger stress reactions in plants. However, the molecular models for explaining this process have been quite spartan so far. Now researchers have found genetic keys that explain how plants respond so strongly to mechanical stimuli. Cracking this code could help lead to higher yields and improved stres
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A subtle genetic change gives new clues about epilepsy
Sometimes, even the alteration of a single nucleotide in a gene can cause serious disease. In a young boy with epilepsy, this kind of mutation has not just affected the functioning of the protein in question — it could also curb the functioning of several closely related proteins.
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DeepSqueak tool identifies marine mammal calls
Lurking beneath the ocean's surface, marine mammals use sound for navigation, prey detection, and a wide range of natural behaviors. Passive acoustic data from underwater environments can provide valuable information on these animals, such as their presence or absence within an area, their density and abundance, and their vocal response to anthropogenic noise sources.
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Noisy jackdaw birds reach 'consensus' before taking off
On cold, dark winter mornings, small black crows known as jackdaws can be heard calling loudly to one another from their winter roosting spots in the U.K. before taking off simultaneously right around sunrise. Now, researchers who've studied their daily activities in unprecedented detail report evidence that these groups of hundreds of individuals rely on a 'democratic' decision-making process to
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The limits of vision: Seeing shadows in the dark
A specific retinal pathway enables mice to detect incredibly dim shadows — nearly reaching the limit of what's physically possible. The same circuit is in human eyes, which might enable researchers to probe visual diseases at unprecedented resolution.
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Monitoring the 'journey' of microplastics through the intestine of a living organism
A UAB research team has managed to track the behaviour of microplastics during their 'journey' through the intestinal tract of a living organism and illustrate what happens along the way. The study, carried out on Drosophila melanogaster using electron microscopy equipment developed by the researchers themselves, represents a significant step towards a more precise analysis of the health risks of
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Turning X chromosome 'off and on again' critical for oocyte development
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona have identified a potential new diagnostic marker that predicts the successful and efficient development of mammalian egg cells. The findings could pave the way for generating artificial oocytes in the laboratory, helping researchers study the causes and treatments of infertility disorders and test the impact of drugs and chemical
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Pentagon Officials Brief Congress on UFOs in Historic Hearing
(Photo: Department of Defense) Last week the Pentagon sent some of its top brass to Congress to deliver a briefing on UFO sightings. The hearing was the first of its kind in over 50 years. It involved two members of the Department of Defense, two new UFO videos, and a whole lot of unanswered questions. The hearing was conducted by the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelli
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Get Deals on Yeti, Solo, Cuisinart, Samsung, JBL, and Apple Products During These Memorial Day Sales
The primary purpose of Memorial Day is to honor service members who are, or have, protected the United States. That said, given its positioning at the end of May, it's also become the unofficial kickoff to summer, though the season actually begins nearly a month later. Memorial Day Weekend is also when companies like Amazon, Samsung, and Best Buy throw big sales to celebrate the warmer weather, w
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Custom 'headphones' boost atomic radio reception 100-fold
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have boosted the sensitivity of their atomic radio receiver a hundredfold by enclosing a small glass cylinder of cesium atoms inside what looks like custom copper "headphones."
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How to keep your kids safer at summer camp
The top concern for parents choosing a summer camp for their kids is logistics, poll results indicate. And while families consider health and safety information, such as camp supervision and first aid training, less than half of parents rate general safety policies as essential to their camp decision, according to the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Ch
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Price noise proves the key to high performing 'bets against beta' investment strategies
Beta is a measure of a stock's volatility in relation to the overall market. Betting against beta (BAB) strategies have been developed that perform incredibly well for investors. The basic BAB strategy is to take a short position in assets with higher betas, and a longer position in assets with lower betas, on the grounds that higher beta assets are overpriced and the lower ones are underpriced. T
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Australians vote for stronger climate action
Nature, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01445-0 Researchers are cautiously optimistic that the new Labor government will do more to address climate change than its conservative predecessor.
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Organic farming or flower strips: Which is better for bees?
How effective environmental measures in agriculture are for biodiversity and wild bee populations depends on various factors and your perspective. This is shown by agroecologists from the University of Göttingen, Germany and the Centre for Ecological Research in Vácrátót, Hungary. The research team found that when assessing the effectiveness of different measures, whether in the field (organic far
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Spinning is key for line-dancing electrons in iron selenide
Quantum physicists have answered a puzzling question at the forefront of research into iron-based superconductors: Why do electrons in iron selenide dance to a different tune when they move right and left rather than forward and back? In a new study, the researchers report the discovery of high-energy spin anisotropy that occurs concurrently with electronic nematicity in iron selenide.
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[Academic] ASMR and visual sensitivity research survey (+18)
Hi all, I'm a research psychology master's student at the University of Essex in the UK. For my dissertation project I am researching ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) and its links to visual sensitivity and migraines. ASMR, also known as 'brain tingles', is a pleasurable sensation activated by triggers such as whispering, delicate hand movements and personal attention. To find out more
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New Logic Gates Are a Million Times Faster Than Those in Today's Chips
As Moore's Law begins to slow, the search is on for new ways to keep the exponential rise in processing speeds going. New research suggests that an exotic approach known as "lightwave electronics" could be a promising new avenue. While innovation in computer chips is far from dead, there are signs that the exponential increase in computing power we've gotten used to over the past 50 years is star
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Hubble captures a peculiar pair of spiral galaxies
This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of IC 4271, also known as Arp 40, is a curious pair of spiral galaxies some 800 million light-years away. The smaller galaxy is superimposed on the larger one, which is a type of active galaxy called a Seyfert galaxy.
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Greener cities could prevent thousands of deaths
Increasing green space in United States cities may substantially reduce mortality from all causes, according to a new study. The nationwide study found that increasing green vegetation in large, metropolitan areas could have prevented between 34,000-38,000 deaths, based on data from 2000-2019. The study also shows that overall greenness in metro areas has increased in the past 20 years, by nearly
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Lifestyle changes, meds effective to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes; no change in CVD
New findings detail the 21-year follow-up of more than 3,200 adults with prediabetes who had participated in the original Diabetes Prevention Program trial. The DPPOS confirmed that treatment through lifestyle interventions or the medication metformin were effective long-term in preventing or delaying the development of Type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes compared to the participants who
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NASA Lucy mission observes a total lunar eclipse
The NASA Lucy mission, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Hal Levison of Southwest Research Institute, successfully observed the May 2022 total lunar eclipse from a unique vantage point 64 million miles (100 million km) from the Earth.
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Bear Grylls Goes Rabbit Hunting with Throwing Stick | Man vs. Wild
Stream Man vs. Wild on discovery+ ► https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/man-vs-wild #ManVsWild #BearGrylls #Survival 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: Disco
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CHES survey could detect exoplanets within a few dozen light-years of Earth using astrometry
NASA has indicated that 5,030 extrasolar planets have been confirmed in 3,772 systems, with another 8,974 candidates awaiting confirmation. With next-generation instruments like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) coming online, the number and diversity of confirmed exoplanets are expected to grow exponentially. In particular, astronomers anticipate that the number of known terrestrial planets a
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Digging into soil biology recovery after petroleum contamination
Spills and leaks of petroleum products wreak havoc on the environment. They can contaminate soils and pose significant threats to humans, animals, plants, and soil microbes. Cleaning up petroleum contamination can be energy and time-consuming, however, one of the fastest methods of decontaminating soils is called thermal desorption.
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More than 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space
Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions. But this is not the first time that scientists have attempted to grow plants in soil
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Elucidating the electronic properties of single-wall carbon nanohorns
Single-walled carbon nanohorns are an allotrope of carbon with promising properties for a variety of applications. Despite their promise, the majority carrier type (i.e., electrons or holes) that defines the electronic properties of this novel semiconductor is poorly understood and so far only indirect measurements have been employed to arrive at contradictory results.
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Læge skriver børnebog, der foregår i kroppen
Om tre år er Maria Rytter efter planen speciallæge i almen medicin, og nu kan hun også skrive børnebogsforfatter på visitkortet. Den 36-årige læge har netop udgivet den første bog om 'NullerBørge', der bor i navlen, men må flygte, da han bliver fordrevet af feber og baktusser.
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These birds are key spreaders of avian flu
A new study clarifies which bird species are super spreaders of avian influenza, more commonly known as bird flu. "The scientific community has become accustomed to speaking about influenza viruses in birds as a group, but birds are an incredibly diverse taxa of animals with different natural history, physiology, and anatomy," says Jonathan Runstadler, professor and chair of the department of inf
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Monitoring the journey of microplastics through the intestine of a living organism
A UAB research team has managed to track the movement of microplastics during their journey through the intestinal tract of a living organism and illustrate what happens along the way. The study, carried out on Drosophila melanogaster using electron microscopy equipment developed by the researchers themselves, represents a significant step towards a more precise analysis of the health risks of bei
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Simulations predict mysterious biological processes of the cell
The research group of Lucie Delemotte, Associate Professor in computational biophysics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, is focusing on understanding the function of ion channels in cell membranes. To do this, the team uses computer simulations on high-performance computers to help model the ion channels formed by protein molecules that span the cell membrane. Voltage-
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Red River flooding is worst in a decade
The Red River Valley in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba is facing some of its worst flooding in a decade. An extreme spring blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled the Red River of the North and its tributaries, driving them out of their banks and across a broad, flat floodplain. The deluge comes one year after the same region endured extreme drought.
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Study: Children with same-sex parents are socially well-adjusted
A study by Dr. Mirjam Fischer and colleagues at the University of Cologne's Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) shows that children and adolescents with same-sex parents are just as well adjusted as those with different-sex parents. In this study, 62 six- to sixteen-year-olds with same-sex parents were compared with 72 peers with different-sex parents regarding prosocial behavior, h
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Self-cleaning spacecraft surfaces to combat microbes
Astronauts live and work in orbit along with teeming populations of microorganisms, which could present a serious threat to health—and even the structural integrity of spacecraft. To help combat such invisible stowaways, an ESA-led project is developing microbe-killing coatings suitable for use within spacecraft cabins.
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Small aggregates function as temporary RNA repositories, regulated by neural activity
Cells constantly have to adapt the level of activity of certain genes to specific requirements. This applies particularly to neurons, where synapses have to be repeatedly re-formed, re-wired, and restructured. For these processes—without which learning and remembering, for example, would not be possible—messenger molecules (mRNAs) deliver protein blueprints to the right place at the right time.
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Generating high-resolution self-packaged liquid metal nanopatterns
In a new report now published in Matter, Licong An, and a team of scientists in materials engineering, industrial engineering, and the nanotechnology center at Purdue University, U.S., and Wuhan University, China, described an advanced laser lithography method. The technique facilitated the formation of electronically self-protective liquid metal patterns with feature sizes in the sub-microscale,
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EVs and Range Anxiety
Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing, but still there is lingering hesitancy to make the switch to EVs. Sales of EVs have been increasing geometrically over the last decade , with global sales reaching 6.6 million in 2021, compared to 66.7 million total vehicles sold. While this trend is encouraging, there is still a long way to go and the global warming clock is ticking. So what barr
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Daily briefing: Why scientists are worried about monkeypox
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01455-y The emergence of monkeypox in places where it doesn't usually appear raises some concerns. Plus, what the delay to a global biodiversity meeting means for life on Earth, and who owns the likeness of Albert Einstein.
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Anders Fomsgaard modtager Lægeforeningens Ærespris
Lægeforeningens Ærespris 2022 går til Anders Fomsgaard, overlæge og leder af Virus Forskning & Udviklingslaboratoriet på Statens Serum Institut, professor i Infektionsmedicin, Syddansk Universitet. Han tildeles prisen for at have løftet dansk virusforskning markant og for sin karrielange indsats for diagnosticering og bekæmpelse af vira, senest under COVID-19-pandemien.
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The first complete human genome
Nature, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-01368-w Sequences of the human genome have typically included gaps in repetitive regions of DNA. A combination of state-of-the-art technologies has now enabled researchers to generate the first complete human genome sequence.
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Metabolic regulation by the intestinal metformin-AMPK axis
Nature Communications, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30477-3 AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediates the glucose-lowering effect of the antidiabetic agent metformin, but the sites of action remain unclear. In the March issue of Nature Communications, Zhang and colleagues reported that intestinal epithelium-specific AMPKα1 knockout mice fail to respond to metformin and
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Synthesis and macrocyclization-induced emission enhancement of benzothiadiazole-based macrocycle
Nature Communications, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30121-0 Organic luminescent materials attract attention due to their wide application range, but many organic luminogens suffer from severe quenching effect in the aggregate state. Here, the authors demonstrate a macrocyclization induced emission enhancement by linking luminophores through methylene bridges to give a mac
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Superconductivity above 200 K discovered in superhydrides of calcium
Nature Communications, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30454-w The discovery of superconductivity in hydrides at critical temperature (Tc) near room temperature receives intensive attentions. Here the authors report experimental synthesis and discovery of superconductivity with Tc above 210 K in calcium superhydrides at 160–190 GPa.
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Versatile strategy for homogeneous drying patterns of dispersed particles
Nature Communications, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-30497-z Coating technologies call for effective methods capable of suppressing the coffee-ring effect for a uniform particle deposition. Rey et al. show homogeneous drying patterns can be achieved via physically adsorbing polymers onto particle surfaces and the method is applicable to a wide range of materials regardless
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Signal requirement for cortical potential of transplantable human neuroepithelial stem cells
Nature Communications, Published online: 23 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29839-8 The regulatory pathways that control the human neural progenitor cell pool are not well understood. Here, Varga et al. identify signals that control the division of human pluripotent stem cell derived neural stem cells and their ability to make cortical neurons and glia.
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Dolphins May Medicate Themselves With Coral
(Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons) Dolphins appear to have devised their own pharmaceutical system using coral. Researchers at Germany's University of Giessen have found that bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Red Sea routinely rub themselves against specific types of coral, possibly to benefit from the coral's antibacterial properties. Using Dolphin Watch Alliance's long-term observation of hundred
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Equipment management and sustainability
Key takeaways : Modernizing manufacturing processes reduces the amount of equipment, energy, and raw materials used in production and can significantly cut CO2 emissions. The factory floor can act as an important "command-and-control" point for a larger decarbonization journey, particularly now as the sustainability emphasis of firms expands to include Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. The key to over
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AMD Releases New Details on Zen 4-Powered Ryzen 7000 Family, Upcoming AM5 Chipsets
It's Computex this week, which means companies like AMD, Nvidia, and Intel will be demoing some of the systems and improvements they've got planned for the year. AMD's Lisa Su is giving the keynote at Computex again this year, and the company is kicking things off by giving us a bit more detail on Zen 4 and its upcoming platform, Socket AM5. First, to quickly recap what we know: Zen 4 is built on
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Productivity and Single-Mindedness
I have some doubts with respect to productivity. When I play games, I am completely absorbed into it without any notice of what is happening elsewhere. The similar goes on when I study or work before examination or work deadline respectively. But, this does not happen when I study or work without a deadline forced upon me or I am not playing a game. It's when I become fully engaged in a challengi
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How to Control an AGI via Motivation Selection
My Dear Reddit Fellows, Please check out my latest video about how to control an AGI via Motivation Selection: https://youtu.be/rLB4xkwgEAw I also have a lot of great content on the channel regarding life 3.0, building an AGI, AGI Safety, etc. Please check them out and subscribe to my channel! submitted by /u/billgggggg [link] [comments]
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Cleo's world was darkened by depression. Reconnecting brought back some colour | Gill Straker and Jacqui Winship
The very act of talking about it in a supportive environment can provide some comfort for many who are depressed The modern mind is a column where experts discuss mental health issues they are seeing in their work Get our weekend culture and lifestyle email and listen to our podcast On the face of it, there seemed little to explain the misery Cleo* was exuding. Nevertheless, it was clearly all-co
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What are the key climate themes at Davos?
While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine will be focuses of the World Economic Forum's gathering of business and government leaders, so too will climate change. It's captured the world's attention in unignorable and devastating ways.
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What, if any, are the evolutionary purpose of toenails?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers' questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts Gerard Marks Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com . A selection will be published next Sunday. Continue reading…
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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #20
Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, May 15, 2022 through Sat, May 21, 2022. The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina , T his s
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Question about the difference between love vs selfishness in regard to Psychological Egoism and brain activity?
I don't really know how to ask the question properly but here goes. I'm trying to find out a bit about Psychological Egoism which states everyone action is selfish, so when you love someone its because you need them, get something from them, a attachment etc etc, basically any selfish motive – otherwise they say you would not be with them otherwise hence why its never love. So I was wondering if
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Best Surround-Sound Systems in 2022
Setting up a surround-sound system used to mean buying multiple sets of speakers, an AV receiver, and accepting the fact that you'd need to string several cables around your room to connect each component together. That's still an option, but advancements in technology have allowed surround-sound systems to get smaller and smarter. This guide includes surround-sound systems designed for homes wit
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Best Motorcycle Speakers for 2022
Motorcycle speakers add another level of enjoyment to a great ride. Once reserved for large cruiser bikes , today's speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and options. In addition to classic stereo speakers, there are speakers that mount to your handlebars, soundbars, and even speakers for your helmet. Speakers have come a long way from the tinny-sounding ones adorning motorcycles in the pa
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Forskare har tagit fram supervete för salta jordar
Efter att ha muterat en vetesort från Bangladesh har forskare fått fram ett vete som tål att odlas i salthaltiga jordar. Det är en viktig egenskap eftersom alltmer åkermark på jordklotet utsätts för saltvatten. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
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Psykiatriambulans ger bättre akutvård
Många samtal till SOS-alarm handlar om psykisk ohälsa. I en psykiatriambulans finns personal som är särskilt utbildad i psykisk livräddning, något som visat goda resultat. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
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Vem du lever med – och var – spelar roll för lönen
Om högutbildade par skaffar barn påverkar det mannens löneutveckling negativt – om familjen bor på mindre ort, visar en studie. I större städer är det tvärtom bra för lönen att bli pappa. Mer jämlika hushåll i storstäderna kan gynna högutbildade mäns löneutveckling, tror forskarna. Inlägget dök först upp på forskning.se .
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Weekend reads: Dogs removed from controversial research facility; 'an unacceptable idea'; 'blind spots on western blots'
Would you consider a donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured: Journal retracts paper listed on authorship for sale site following Retraction Watch report How citation cartels give 'strategic scholars' an advantage: A simple model Kale 'miracle food' paper retracted for being 'word salad' After we … Continue reading
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'Moth highways' could help resist climate change impact
Real data gathered by volunteers was combined with new computer models for the first time to reveal which UK moth species are struggling to expand into new regions and the landscape barriers restricting their movement. Farmland and suburban moths were found to be struggling most, with hills or regions with variable temperatures acting as barriers. This has implications for British wildlife being f
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Where do 'Hawaiian box jellies' come from?
An insightful cross-disciplinary team, working for over a decade, published a study recently revealing that a key number of hours of darkness during the lunar cycle triggers mature 'Hawaiian box jellyfish' (Alatina alata) to swim to leeward O'ahu shores to spawn.
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