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Technique for 'three-parent baby' revealedDetails of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that they may be able to have healthy children in the future.
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Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & NetherlandsBabies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world -- according to new research by the University of Warwick.
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Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percentAmong infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life -- the critical period before they can receive their first childhood acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination. The findings from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center were reported today in the journ
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A Satisfying Finale for Big Little Lies This post contains spoilers for the series finale of Big Little Lies. And so it ends, as it should, not with a bang but a thud. Well, presumably several thuds, receding in proximity but increasing in stickiness. The mystery is solved: A wife-beater on the verge of transitioning to homicide is instead dead at the hands of a group of women brought together in victimization and mutual support. And w
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The Invention Return on NIH InvestmentsAround 8 percent of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health resulted in patents.
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How Time Zones May Affect Cancer RiskWASHINGTON — Disruptions to your biological clock could be linked to an increased risk of cancer. And now, a new study suggests that where you live could increase the likelihood that your internal clock is out of whack.
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Genetic details of controversial 'three-parent baby' revealed But the child's parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21761
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Former Chernobyl Neighbors Diagnosed with Rare Cancer Years Later, in NYCWASHINGTON — When 10 people in New York City were diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer during a four-year period, doctors were puzzled.
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UK shale gas extraction could be reduced by limited space to develop wellsOnly a quarter of the shale gas contained in one of the UK's largest reserves might be recoverable because of limited space to develop the wells needed to extract it, according to new research.
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Alexei Abrikosov, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dies at 88Dr. Abrikosov’s work with two other physicists offered insights on superconductors, or materials that conduct electricity without resistance.
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Medieval villagers mutilated the dead to stop them rising, study finds Archaeological research may represent first scientific evidence of English practices attempting to protect the living from the dead A study by archaeologists has revealed certain people in medieval Yorkshire were so afraid of the dead they chopped, smashed and burned their skeletons to make sure they stayed in their graves. The research published by Historic England and the University of Southamp
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Paul Ryan Supports Autism Awareness Day, Ha Ha This one’s rich. Paul Ryan, architect of the mercifully failed ACHA, had the gall on Sunday to tweet a photo of himself wearing a blue puzzle piece pin on his lapel. It’s a show of solidarity in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, a subject near and dear to Ryan’s hea—ha ha, just kidding. He truly does not give a shit. It’s easy to put on a pin—an aide probably did it for him! But Paul Rya
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Disney's Lego Rogue One Recap Conveniently Ends Before Mass Extinction Disney recently released its latest Lego Star Wars recap with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story , retelling the two-hour film in about two minutes. Guess that didn’t leave a lot of room for the ending— where, you know... ... everybody dies. “Hooray, we’re all about to be blown up!” The video was released to celebrate Rogue One ’s home release,— as well as to sell toys because obviously, that’s an end-
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China Poised To Fill Leadership Void On Climate Policy – With Economic Incentives Trump signed an executive order this week that will begin to roll back some of Obama's signature climate change policies. Georgetown University's Varum Sivaram explains what that could mean for China.
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Bidding Website Rentberry May Be the Startup of Your Nightmares Photo: AP Rentberry has been operating in test cities and angering affordable housing advocates since 2016. But with its new expansion into 1,000 cities in the United States, the rental bidding website is about to piss off a lot more people. Alex Lubinksy, founder of Rentberry, seems to be pursuingan image that’s closer to Uber’s vilified Travis Kalanick than the do-gooder model of Elon Musk. Lub
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Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive sideA team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the team was able to analyze the texture of the facial bones of the new species. The findings suggest that the face of tyrannosaurs was covered in a scaly protective layer with a high degree of tactile sensi
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Tesla reports record deliveries of vehicles in first quarterElectric car maker Tesla Inc. says it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, up 69 percent from the same period last year.
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Patients' immune system may influence effectiveness of cancer immunotherapyNature of tumor-associated immune cells may explain why immunotherapy for head and neck cancer is more effective in some.
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Beyond genomics: Using proteomics to target tumorsPioneering methods to measure proteins that serve as tumor markers have been developed.
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Preclinical research: More reliably predicting what will workA recent study has shown that a more flexible approach to study design can significantly improve the efficiency of preclinical research.
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Red snapper reproductionRecent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over the previous 10 years.
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Technology to screen embryos before implantation falls shortBecause current methods for assessing the viability of IVF-created embryos are not sufficiently reliable, more research on embryo development is needed, two experts write in a new review article.
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Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boysEnvironmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found.
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Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formationInsufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss.
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Making a 'beeline' past the blood-brain barrier for drug deliveryMost medicines can't get through the blood-brain barrier, but certain peptides in animal venoms can navigate across it to inflict damage. Now, researchers are capitalizing on venomous sneak attacks by developing a strategy based on a bee-venom peptide, apamin, to deliver medications to the brain.
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A beach lover's dream: A step toward long-lasting sunscreenIn a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their skin from damaging solar radiation. But few people actually adhere to reapplication guidelines, and those who do hardly relish the task. To develop longer-lasting sunscreens, researchers are trying to answer a basic question: How do sunblock ingredients work?
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No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic actionAntibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers report a natural way that could reduce antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that increases the potency of these medicines.
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New Device Produces Hydrogen Peroxide for Water PurificationProducing and distributing hydrogen peroxide is a challenge in many parts of the world. Now scientists have created a small device for hydrogen peroxide production that could be powered by renewable energy sources, like conventional solar panels.
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Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancerSome flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study.
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Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver diseaseExposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) "hijacks" and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adulthood. A new study has found how this process occurs.
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Upcycling 'fast fashion' to reduce waste and pollutionThe fashion industry and environmentalists are old foes, and the advent of 'fast fashion' has strained the relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like we recycle paper, or even upcycle them?
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'Peeling the onion' to get rid of odors near wastewater treatment plantsNuisance smells from sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are a worldwide problem. Finding and eliminating the sources of such unpleasant odors can be difficult. However, scientists have now developed a system to sample, measure, categorize and control these smells and are applying it worldwide.
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Dust to dust, boulders to boulders An experiment shows how particles of varying sizes sort themselves out on the surface of a small asteroid Back in 2005 a small asteroid, known as 25143 Itokawa, was visited by the unmanned Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa . Close up images of the asteroid – which measures approximately 540m by 250m – revealed that the “lowlands” were covered by dust and centimetre-sized small pebbles, whilst the “hi
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Find Out How That Creepy Doll Got so Creepy in Annabelle: Creation Trailer Still: YouTube It’s a sequel to a spinoff of The Conjuring that’s technically a prequel to the spinoff, which in itself was a prequel to the original film. And they say possessed dolls are the scariest part about The Conjuring Universe (yes, that’s what it’s called now). The first trailer for Annabelle: Creation is here, and we finally learn the truth about how the demonic doll barely featured in
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Get Out Surpasses Blair Witch as Highest-Grossing Debut for Original Screenplay Image of the Get Out gallery via Get Out official site Get Out has beaten a nearly 20-year record, becoming the highest-grossing debut for a writer-director, based on an original screenplay. The psychological horror film has emerged as one of the true stars of 2017, earning a nearly perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and raking in over $150-million in domestic sales so far. That puts it past 1999's
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SpaceX to launch “silliest thing we can imagine” on debut Falcon Heavy SpaceX Still basking in the glow of the successful launch of his first reusable rocket, Elon Musk has been sharing a few details about the demonstration flight of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket, likely coming later this year. This is the company's much anticipated heavy lift vehicle, composed of three Falcon 9 cores, and which would immediately become the most powerful rocket in the world. Per
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Making a 'beeline' past the blood-brain barrier for drug deliveryMost medicines can't get through the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a highly selective membrane that separates the circulatory system from the fluid bathing the brain. Certain peptides in animal venoms, however, can navigate across it to inflict damage. Now, researchers are capitalizing on venomous sneak attacks by developing a strategy based on a bee-venom peptide, apamin, to deliver medications to t
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No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic actionAntibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of "superbugs" that no longer respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that dramatically increases the
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Upcycling 'fast fashion' to reduce waste and pollutionPollution created by making and dyeing clothes has pitted the fashion industry and environmentalists against each other. Now, the advent of "fast fashion"—trendy clothing affordable enough to be disposable—has strained that relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like we recycle paper, or even upcycle them? Scientists report today new progress toward that goal.
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'Peeling the onion' to get rid of odors near wastewater treatment plantsPowerful nuisance odors from sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are a worldwide problem, but finding and eliminating the sources of such unpleasant aromas can be difficult. Scientists have compared the search to peeling an onion—one layer is found and removed, but then a second and third emerge, ready to make their odoriferous presence known. Scientists have now developed a system to sampl
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Are you at risk of an anxiety disorder? Learn more about the psychology of anxiety. submitted by /u/neuroyoutube [link] [comments]
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A beach lover's dream: A step toward long-lasting sunscreenIn a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their delicate skin from damaging solar radiation. But in reality, few people actually adhere to reapplication guidelines, and those who do hardly relish the task. To develop longer-lasting sunscreens, researchers are trying to answer a basic question: How do sunblock ingredients work?
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Researchers Control an Animal with Human Thoughts This breakthrough could improve virtual and augmented reality, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Read More
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Charles Darwin a racist? Look at his involvement in the Jamaica Committee | Letters “Most early evolutionists were racist, Darwin included,” claims your correspondent ( Letters , 30 March). Mid-Victorian intellectuals can conveniently be identified as racist or anti-racist by their reactions to the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica and the brutal reprisals of Governor John Eyre . Darwin was a leading light of the Jamaica Committee, which tried to have Eyre prosecuted, and rec
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Deception and Camouflage, 1915Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: February 6, 1915 Subtlety and illusion have always played a part in warfare -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cigarettes may raise risk of drug relapse Continuing or initiating cigarette use after stopping the use of illicit drugs is linked to an increased likelihood of substance use relapse, research shows. Past studies have shown that as many as three-quarters of adults with substance use disorders also have a history of cigarette smoking. For the study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , researchers, including Sandro Galea, dean of the Sc
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Cat in the Hat Emerges as IT's True Villain in Horrific Trailer Mash-up Okay, who did this? Yes, I know who specifically made the video, but who did this ? This shit’s scarier than anything Stephen King could ever conjure up. Show yourself, and I can show you where you can float too. That’s right, someone took the latest IT trailer and subbed out the clown for none other than Mike Myers’ fear-inducing portrayal of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. Designed as a follow-u
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Many transgender individuals consider their fertility important, survey showsNearly one-fourth of transgender individuals in Toronto, Canada, regard their own fertility as important, but most lack knowledge regarding and access to reproductive options, a new survey finds. Results of the survey will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Alcohol abuse even before pregnancy may harm offspringMothers who binge drink before they become pregnant may be more likely to have children with high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function that increase their risk of developing diabetes as adults, according to a new study conducted in rats. The results will be presented Sunday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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New gene-based blood tests identify more skin cancersGenetic testing of tumor and blood fluid samples from people with and without one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer has shown that two new blood tests can reliably detect previously unidentifiable forms of the disease.
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Verizon Insists That It Isn't Going to Install Spyware on All of Its Android Phones Photo: Getty A few days ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a report that Verizon plans to install highly-invasive spyware on its subscribers’ Android phones. Since then, Verizon has insisted that the “AppFlash” software is only a test run and has only been installed on one type of Android device. The original report identified AppFlash as a piece of spyware that tracks what a
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Can the Trump-Russia Scandal Really End in Treason Charges? Charges of treason are often used incorrectly in today's political climate. Treason has a very specific definition in the U.S. Constitution. Read More
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Today's News: April 2, 2017 —A federal judge in Kentucky will not throw out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that accuses him of inciting violence at a March 2016 campaign rally in Louisville. —A South Korean cargo ship with 24 people aboard vanished in the South Atlantic. —The custodian of a shrine in Pakistan and two others have been arrested and accused of drugging, torturing, and killing 20 worshipers. —We’re tr
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Wikileaks releases code that could unmask CIA hacking operations Enlarge / A screenshot of foreign language samples used by a CIA tool to hide the nation of origin of CIA code implants, leaked on Friday by WikiLeaks. Up until this week, WikiLeaks' "Vault 7" releases of files from a Central Intelligence Agency software development server have largely consisted of documentation for the various malware projects the CIA's Engineering Development Group created to a
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Science | The Guardian
Why the sound of Ed Sheeran helps sell fries Swedish researchers have found that specially selected songs played in a fast-food chain increased takings It’s elevator music, 21st-century style: not Herb Alpert , piped tinnily into your local department store, but carefully curated playlists generated by algorithms and used by major restaurants, supermarkets and retailers all over the world to entice us to spend more cash. In the largest stud
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Here's The Plan: Parker's Heading For The Golden Stairs | Gold Rush: Parker's Trail #GoldRush Parker and the crew gather together to prepare for their expedition. The team is feeling positive but aware the Gold Rush Trail is fraught with danger. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.c
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Latest Trailer for The Mummy Unleashes the Monster Within Screenshot: Universal Pictures The second trailer for The Mummy reboot is here, and we finally learn who exactly the mummy is, what she wants, and how Tom Cruise’s character is connected to, basically, everything. The trailer shows Cruise, as Nick Morton, discovering the mummy’s tomb while struggling to run away from enemy gunfire. There, he and Jenny (Annabelle Willis) discover the truth about A
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Norway Gets a New Doomsday Vault That Stores Data Photo: AP Just in time for doomsday, Norway’s “Doomsday Vault” is getting an expansion. Officially known as the World Arctic Archive , the vault opened this week and has already taken submissions from two countries. This time, instead of storing seeds that will survive the apocalypse, the vault is archiving data using specially developed film. Located about 620 miles from the North Pole in Svalba
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Patients with heart failure, subclinical hypothyroidism have worse outcomesPatients with more severe heart failure have higher levels of the thyroid hormones TSH and T4 and lower T3 levels, and those with higher T4 levels may be more likely to have atrial fibrillation, new research reports. The study results will be presented Sunday, April 2, at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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New measurement technique lowers estimated vitamin D recommended daily allowanceAfter re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, new research reports. The results of the study will be presented Sunday, April 2, at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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As Netflix ramps up its films, Rob Redford in this sci-fi thriller is a good start Warning : This piece contains mild spoilers for Netflix's The Discovery. As much as we all obsess over Stranger Things , remember that Netflix started with movies. And back when the company didn't make headlines with its first original TV programming, 2012's Lilyhammer , it didn't make headlines with its first original film, either—a documentary released in that same year called Art of Conflict:
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Sunday's Best Deals: Fire Tablets, Smart Home Gear, Basketball Hoop, and More Amazon’s Fire tablets , TP-Link smart home gear , and an in-ground basketball hoop lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Fire HD 8 , $70 | Fire Tablet , $40 Once again, Amazon’s offering big deals on a selection of its popular Fire Tablets. You can get a standard 7" Fire Tablet for $40 , but I’d probably opt for the $70 Fi
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So, What Did You Think of Rick and Morty's Season 3 Debut? Not to be outdone by the plethora of ridiculous April Fool’s Day jokes, Adult Swim decided to pull the best prank of all: show something real . On Saturday night, Adult Swim streamed the first episode of the long-anticipated season three, just about 18 months after season two ended. It closes out some of the previous season’s cliffhangers with a bang, to put it mildly. In the span of 30 minutes,
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HSBC should forget Mr, Mrs and Mystery. Here’s the only title we need | David ShariatmadariThe bank has introduced 10 new gender-neutral modes of address for customers to choose from. But there might be an even more liberating solution Plain old Mr, Mrs and Ms just don’t cut it any more. At least, that’s what HSBC thinks. It may no longer be “the listening bank”, but it’s listened to its customers in all their gender diversity, and provided them with 10 new titles to choose from on offi
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Aha-historier om DanmarkBog om danmarkshistorien fortæller stort og småt fra den nære og fjerne fortid. Fra det første elværk i en kælder til historien om, hvorfor røde pølser er røde.
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Patients' immune system may influence effectiveness of cancer immunotherapyNature of tumor-associated immune cells may explain why immunotherapy for head and neck cancer is more effective in some.
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The campaign to put science and tech leaders in public office starts now Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Tracy Van Houten has an undoubtedly cool job. She’s a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and she currently leads a team that’s conducting testing for the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. She joined JPL, located 15 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles, 13 years ago. Since then, she’s worked on several space missions, including the last Mars rove
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See This Incredible Artist Draw a Whole City From Memory: Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance. submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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While You Were Offline: Twitter Cripples @ Replies and Also Spirits Last week, the people of Twitter were upset about a lot of things. But mostly they were upset about Twitter. The post While You Were Offline: Twitter Cripples @ Replies and Also Spirits appeared first on WIRED .
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How wearable heart-rate monitors work, and which is best for you Enlarge / Module outside of its headband. (credit: Valentina Palladino) If you want to get a fitness tracker, you have to decide is if you want one that's compatible with a heart-rate monitor. Learning your heart-rate patterns, both during a workout and during daily activity, can show you a lot about your health. According to Harvard's Health blog , your resting heart rate is a key factor to dete
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All of TP-Link's Smart Home Gear Is 20% Off, Including $24 Smart Plugs 20% off TP-Link Smart Home Equipment with Code 20SMARTHOME TP-Link has very quietly developed an impressive lineup of simple smart home gear, and you can save 20% on basically all of it today with promo code 20SMARTHOME. I suspect most of you will use the code to bring the TP-Link Smart Plug and Smart Plug Mini down to $24, one of the best prices we’ve seen. These are basically exactly like WeMo
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Animal Sex: How Bed Bugs Do ItThe cringe-worthy sexual behaviors of bed bugs involve traumatic insemination, no courtship activities and, sometimes, incest.
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Sinking the Lusitania, Part 1: Civilians Die in "Wicked" Atrocity, May 7, 1915Reports and opinions in Scientific American on a key tragedy in World War I that had lasting repercussions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Were Humans to Go Extinct, Should the Species Be Revived?If humans were to go extinct, would it be ethical to revive the species, to allow us to live once more on this blue planet?
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Aftale giver midlertidig hjælp til trængt olie- og gassektorDen nye Nordsøaftale sørger for, at Danmark kan forblive selvforsynende med olie og naturgas indtil henholdsvis 2026 og 2023.
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WIRED
Nifty MIT Software Lets You Design and Test Your Very Own Drone Anyone who knows which end of a screwdriver to hold can design a drone and test it virtually. The post Nifty MIT Software Lets You Design and Test Your Very Own Drone appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic
The Problem of Bingeing on S-Town Given the market dynamics of media in 2017, I expect that this very moment, somewhere in America, the invisible hand is penning an epic takedown of S-Town. The seven-part series from the makers of This American Life and Serial is popular enough that backlash is near-inevitable. Already, many folks have commented on the show’s milieu, a perfect fit for America's political zeitgeist in the same way
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Tech’s Wealthy Enclaves Hurt the Country—and Tech Itself Silicon Valley pours its billions into isolated islands of wealth. That's alienated fellow Americans—and undermined tech's political clout The post Tech's Wealthy Enclaves Hurt the Country—and Tech Itself appeared first on WIRED .
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A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming. The post A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices appeared first on WIRED .
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Food odors are more enticing to sleep-deprived brainsSleep deprivation makes the brain more sensitive to food smells.
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America Declares War on Germany, 1917Scientific American archive shows submarine attacks were instrumental in pushing the U.S. into war -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vejdirektoratet: Svenske erfaringer dokumenterer effekten af stærekasserRegeringens forslag om at konvertere en del af politiets fotovogne til stærekasser baseres på svenske erfaringer, hvor modelberegninger har vist, at stærekasser redder mellem 20 og 25 menneskeliv årligt.
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Funny or Die at 10: An Oral History How three guys and a half-baked idea changed online humor forever. The post Funny or Die at 10: An Oral History appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic
The Evolution of the Tomb of the Unknowns For years, sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery voluntarily had their lives defined by four constant and silent witnesses: the Unknown of World War I, the Unknown of World War II, the Unknown of the Korean War, and the Unknown of the Vietnam War. Until 1998. That’s when the Unknown of the Vietnam War was identified as First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie.
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No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic actionAntibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers report a natural way that could reduce antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that increases the potency of these medicines. They present their wo
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Making a 'beeline' past the blood-brain barrier for drug deliveryMost medicines can't get through the blood-brain barrier, but certain peptides in animal venoms can navigate across it to inflict damage. Now, researchers are capitalizing on venomous sneak attacks by developing a strategy based on a bee-venom peptide, apamin, to deliver medications to the brain. The researchers will present their work today at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the Americ
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A beach lover's dream: A step toward long-lasting sunscreenIn a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their skin from damaging solar radiation. But few people actually adhere to reapplication guidelines, and those who do hardly relish the task. To develop longer-lasting sunscreens, researchers are trying to answer a basic question: How do sunblock ingredients work? The researchers will present their work
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'Peeling the onion' to get rid of odors near wastewater treatment plantsNuisance smells from sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are a worldwide problem. Finding and eliminating the sources of such unpleasant odors can be difficult. However, scientists have now developed a system to sample, measure, categorize and control these smells and are applying it worldwide. They present their work today at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical
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Upcycling 'fast fashion' to reduce waste and pollutionThe fashion industry and environmentalists are old foes, and the advent of 'fast fashion' has strained the relationship even more. But what if we could recycle clothes like we recycle paper, or even upcycle them? Scientists at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society report today new progress toward that goal.
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The Atlantic
Government Paid for Poor Citizens' Health Care Some 300 Years Before Obamacare There has always been government-subsidized health care in the United States. Until just after the Civil War, when state governments took more power, most Americans assumed that their local government would tax and spend to take care of the neediest. They frequently griped about the cost of these expenditures, as complaining about taxes is a long American tradition. But for about three centuries
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Norway kicks off minke hunt, raises quota to 999 whalesNorway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy ruleSenate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
What's in a Chinese name? Ancient rites and growing businessIn a one-room shop tucked inside a Beijing alley, a bearded 74-year-old fortune-teller in crimson tunic offers what Chinese parents have sought for centuries: an auspicious name for their newborn.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Samsung's assistant Bixby in tough challenge to rivalsSamsung's Bixby is the new kid on the block of personal digital assistants and is likely to face a rough reception in a neighborhood dominated by tech sector rivals.
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Hacked New York Post app sends out 'Heil President' alertThe New York Post app has been hacked on April Fools' Day, sending out push alert notifications that included "Heil President Donald Trump."
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Matematiske bølgeskvulp er vejen til bedre signalbehandlingAbelprisen sætter i år fokus på wavelets, der er matematisk veldefinerede funktioner med form som små skvulp af stor praktisk betydning inden for flere tekniske fagområder.
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Science | The Guardian
Is fasting a free health fix – or is it just a fad?Restricting the amount you eat is said to fight disease, extend lifespan and improve wellbeing. As well as dieters, people with diabetes and MS could benefit You probably first came across it with a pale-looking colleague slumped over their office desk. Or with The Fast Diet author Michael Mosely speaking effusively about it on television. Fasting, they’d have told you, is a great way to lose weig
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Aarhus Å overdækkes af hensyn til den moderne trafikTIDSMASKINEN: Den projekterede Åboulevard bliver en af de nye hovedfærdselsårer på tværs af Aarhus’ bykerne. Stadsingeniør A.J. Rambøll redegør for projektet.
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Science | The Guardian
How much to buy your honesty? – personality quiz | Ben Ambridge Answer these questions to see what price it takes to make you cheat ‘Everyone has a price, the important thing is to find out what it is,’ said Pablo Escobar . But was he right? Picture the following scenario. You are taking part in an experiment where you roll a dice once, and report the result to the experimenter. If you report rolling a 6, you receive a certain amount of money. The experiment
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Cancer GenomesApril Scientist to Watch Angela Brooks of the university of California, Stana Cruz, discusses her search to find vulnerabilities buried within the genomes of cancer cells.
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Cancer and Its MilieuLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher and April profilee Mina Bissell explains the intricacies of how cancer takes hold in a body.
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Book Excerpt from The Politics of CancerIn Chapter 2, “Identifying the Culprits,” author Wendy Whitman Cobb describes how small-government, anti-regulation conservatism can hinder the fight against cancer.
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Ars Technica
Not an April Fool: Rick and Morty third season premiere surprise-launched online [Updated] Adult Swim A full day of Rick and Morty -related teases and jokes on Twitter ended with a nice April Fool's surprise from Adult Swim on Saturday: The complete first episode of the animated series' upcoming third season. As of press time, it's playing over and over at Adult Swim's default live-streaming site. ( Update : Readers are noting that it's also airing on the TV version of Adult Swim/Carto
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The Philosophical Arguments For a Shorter Work Week What did Nikola Tesla or Bertrand Russell think of fewer working hours? Can a good life only come from work — and if so how much of it, and what kind? Read More
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Climate Scientist Proposes “Red Teams” to Challenge Established Global Warming Science Is it good science in practice or just a smokescreen? Read More
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Science | The Guardian
Sydney Observatory: the dome that brings the stars to Australians A site once used to guide ships and tell the time focused its attention on the skies in the latter part of the 19th century – and hasn’t looked back When Australia’s first government astronomer, William Scott, took up his posting in 1858 in Sydney, his equipment was so defective that, according to his diary records , it “destroyed all confidence in the result furnished by it”. And the shutters th
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Science | The Guardian
Outrage makes you feel good, but doesn’t change minds | Sonia SodhaThe left must learn that moral outrage will never win an argument It took but a quick click, but even as I joined the collective expression of disgust on social media at last week’s Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page I felt a bit sheepish. Not because juxtaposing a headline that posed the question of who had better legs next to a photo of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon wasn’t deeply sexist, but beca
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More Than 100 Killed In Colombian Mudslides, Hundreds More Missing Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/Handout Mudslides triggered by heavy rains in southern Colombia have left at around 150 people dead, with hundreds more injured and missing, several outlets are reporting. According to the Guardian , the rains caused the rivers in the country’s Putumayo province to overflow, sending mud and debris into houses and roads. “At this time we have removed 93 bodies. W
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38% of American Jobs Could be Replaced by Robots, According to PwC Report How are we preparing for the massive disruption that AI and automation will have on the workplace? We're not. Despite a PwC report stating that 38% of American jobs may be automated in the near future, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin states that losing jobs through AI is "not even on our radar screen." Read More
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Scientists Find That Mosquito Flight Is Unlike Anything Else GIF source: NGP Press We all know the bloodcurdling sound of a bloodsucking mosquito that has made its way into our general vicinity. It’s a distinct buzz that immediately gets your attention. A team of researchers has finally cracked exactly how mosquitoes fly and according to their findings, its flight “is generated in a manner unlike any previously described for a flying animal.” The four scie
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IT Trailer Comparison Floats Remake Alongside Iconic Miniseries The IT remake trailer is the latest one crowned “Most Popular,” surpassing The Fate of the Furious as the most-viewed trailer in a single day. This trophy will likely be passed to another soon, but in the meantime, let’s take a second to appreciate how much the trailer pays homage to its source material. I’m not talking about the book, but the miniseries. YouTuber Matt Skuta created a side-by-sid
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Internet Providers Have Some Disingenuous Promises About Your Privacy FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Photo: Getty Faced with rising public outrage over Congress’ decision to repeal Obama-era rules that would prevent internet service providers from selling customers’ personal web browsing data without their knowledge or consent, several major ISPs have released statements saying they don’t and don’t plan to do that. All of the letters are pretty much the same. Let’s take a
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Avoid Crossing Any Lines With the Ghost Paper Notebook, Now $5 Off [Exclusive] Ghost Paper Notebook , $20 with code KINJA999 Even (or perhaps, especially) in the age of laptops and tablets, many people prefer the tactile experience of jotting down notes with an actual pen and paper, and the most tactile experience of all comes from the Ghost Paper Notebook . Rather than simply printing lines on the sheet to keep your letters straight, Ghost Paper’s lines are very slightly e
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Himalayan glaciers granted status of 'living entities'An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as "legal persons" in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country's two most sacred rivers.
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SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocketSpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said he wants to go further in the reuse of his rockets after successfully launching the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket that was recycled from a previous flight.
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The Atlantic
What Do You Know ... About Religious Beliefs? Katie Martin / The Atlantic In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the rise of faith-based therapy , the partisan battle over for-profit schools , Germany’s surprising anti-drug program , new research on a tiny fanged fish , what automation means for human jobs , and more. Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go
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Mass Survival of Multitudinous Dinosaur Lineages Across the KPg BoundaryThe final nail in the coffin. The last stone to be... overturned. The last domino falls. A paradigm crumbles. The sun sets. The birds fly into.. the.. sunset? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica
To keep classified docs from WikiLeaks secret, DOJ drops 2 child porn counts Enlarge (credit: manley099) Rather than allow public, but still-classified materials found on WikiLeaks to be exposed in court, federal prosecutors in Tacoma, Washington, have dropped two cases related to child pornography. Those two counts were against a man accused of downloading such materials through Playpen, a now-defunct child-pornography website that was hidden through Tor. The move, which
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Decision-tree tool can help screen women with gestational diabetes for sleep apneaHealthcare providers can use a decision-tree tool to screen women who have gestational diabetes (GDM) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), new research from Thailand reports. The results of the study will be presented in a poster Saturday, April 1, at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gizmodo
SFF Net Shuts Down After 20 Years SFF Net traditionally placed a rose at the top of the site when someone of interest to the group died. / slgckgc /Flickr SFF Net, the online community where authors, publishers, editors, and fans shared their love of science fiction and fantasy for two decades, officially shuttered its doors on Friday. The site first opened over 20 years ago, in July 1996, back when social media barely existed an
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German Court Rules Parents Must Turn Over Their Kids for Torrenting Photo: Getty A German court has ruled on a copyright infringement case that dates back to 2011 and the verdict has disturbing consequences for parents. The ruling found that parents must identify their child by name as the one responsible for downloading a torrent or they will be held responsible for the violation. A series of recent cases have been defining how Germany’s legal system will handle
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Check In With Tim Lair, Home From Trinidad | Naked and Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c Tim recounts the struggles of his time in Trinidad and how it led him to appreciating time with his family and life in general. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Di
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Saturday's Best Deals: Tax Software, Cordless Vacuum, Loose Leaf Tea, and More Your favorite men’s underwear , H&R Block tax software , and loose leaf tea lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb GoPro HERO4 Session , $110 GoPro’s lilliputian HERO Session is a very solid little action cam , but while supplies last, GoPro’s blowing out certified refurbs for just $110, the bes
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formationInsufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss. Results of a new study will be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Late sleep-wake time preference linked to depression in individuals with diabetesPeople with type 2 diabetes who are 'night owls' and prefer the evening for activity report having more symptoms of depression than those who are early to bed and early to rise, regardless of the quality of their sleep, a new study finds. Study results are being presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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New molecules may offer treatment option for some aggressive prostate cancersNovel molecules called selective androgen receptor degraders (SARDs) may offer the next generation of treatment options for advanced prostate cancer, a new industry-sponsored study reports. The results of this research will be presented Saturday, April 1, at ENDO 2017, the 99th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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Battle Test: A Nissan Rogue 360° VR Experience (360 Video) Join the Rebellion and face the might of the Galactic Empire in Nissan’s Battle Test. Jump into the front seat of the new 2017 Nissan Rogue then jump into the action. Dodge simulated threats right out of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY as this immersive 360° VR experience throws one danger after another at you from every angle. From: Discovery
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Recent thyroid cancer trends in the United States suggest age, racial disparitiesIn the United States, thyroid cancer incidence is rising among young people as well as Hispanics and African Americans, a new study reports. Results of this research will be presented in a poster Monday, April 3, at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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Cow's milk interferes with absorption of thyroid supplement levothyroxineTaking the common oral thyroid hormone medication levothyroxine with a glass of cow's milk significantly decreases the body's ability to absorb the drug, a preliminary study finds. Results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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People with higher thyroid hormone levels may be at greater risk for atherosclerosisMiddle-aged and elderly people with higher free thyroxine levels may be more likely to develop atherosclerotic diseases, new research from the Netherlands reports. The results of the study will be presented Sunday, April 2, at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gizmodo
Marvel VP of Sales Blames Women and Diversity for Sales Slump Marvel Comics aren’t doing well. Sales have declined, even as Marvel has pushed out every major event and crossover it can over the past two years. In a recent interview during the Marvel Retailer Summit, Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel decided to ignore all the problems and criticism in order to place the blame on diversity. What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They did
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Live Science
March Madness: The Science of Being 'In the Zone'For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the "hot hand" is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
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Ars Technica
Farm antibiotics and superbugs are bad for our health—and the planet’s, too Enlarge / Cows. (credit: Getty | jskiba ) Think livestock poop loaded with antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant microbes is already terrifying? According to a new study, doped-up droppings aren’t just biohazards festering on farms across the country. They also contribute to climate change. Soil microbial communities stressed by farm-borne superbugs and drugs can burn through up to 5.8 times the a
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Thank You, Sophie, and I'm SorryI wish we got to read a different story about Sophie Germain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED
The Conservative Case Against Trashing Online Privacy Rules A mere 15 Republicans crossed party lines this past week to vote against the repeal of online privacy protections. It doesn't have to be this way. The post The Conservative Case Against Trashing Online Privacy Rules appeared first on WIRED .
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Komet kommer tættere på Jorden end nogensinde førDet er ikke en aprilsnar, og den kan måske ses med det blotte øje, hvis man er heldig, siger dansk astrofysiker.
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ING BAGSIDEN: Netbankhukommelseskunst – tjek lige 45 tegn ...Bagsiden er kommet på nettet – her kan du kaste dig over ugens hukommelseskunst!
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Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver diseaseExposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) "hijacks" and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adulthood. A new study has found how this process occurs, and researchers will present the results Saturday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancerSome flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study being presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting, ENDO 2017, in Orlando, Fla.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boysEnvironmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found. They will present their study results Saturday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Exposure to BPA substitute, BPS, multiplies breast cancer cellsBisphenol S (BPS), a substitute for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastic industry, shows the potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast cancer through its behavior as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, a new study finds. The results, which tested BPS in human breast cancer cells, will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla
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The Atlantic
Today's News: April 1, 2017 —Protesters in Paraguay set fire to the parliament building to demonstrate against a bill that would strip presidential term limits. —Heavy rains caused a landslide in Colombia that has killed dozens and left hundreds still missing. —Venezuela’s supreme court has reversed a decision to strip congress of its powers, a move that was widely criticized as a step toward dictatorship. —We’re tracking t
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Ars Technica
Gallery: US Army “Visual Signals” manual gets first update in 30 years Visual Signals/US Army The first update in 30 years to the US Army " Visual Signals " (PDF) manual has just been issued. It's filled with black-and-white sketches on how in-the-field soldiers can signal events to one another—from warning about a "nuclear hazard present" to "take a knee." The military notes that, for the most part, the signals apply to "both men and women." Efficient combat operat
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WIRED
Donnie Darko Is No Cult Classic—It’s a Straight Up Classic Richard Kelly's film has gone from obscure to cult fave to full-on classic. The post Donnie Darko Is No Cult Classic—It’s a Straight Up Classic appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnectionMagnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster than theory says that it should. Now researchers have discovered a source of the speed-up in a common form of reconnection. Their findings could lead to more accurate predictions of damaging space weather and improved fusion experim
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Gizmodo
The Creature From the Black Lagoon Remake Has Emerged From the Murky Depths With a Screenwriter Image via screen grab The dreaded day is here. There’s momentum building on the long-rumored Creature From the Black Lagoon remake, the one Universal Horror title we hoped against hope would slink unbothered along the muddy bottom of the studio’s shiny new shared universe starring its classic monsters. But it was inevitable, really, that Hollywood would once again barge into the Gill-man’s remote
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Elon Musk's New Company to Merge Human Brains with Machines Elon Musk's new company will use "neural lace" technology to link human brains with machines. Read More
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Ars Technica
Great Western Trail review: A brilliant strategy game about cattle caravans Enlarge / Adorable cowboy meeples come standard. (credit: Tom Mendelsohn) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. To some, the term “heavy Euro” might imply an especially minimal genre of EDM only heard at 6am on a Sunday morning in dank Berlin warehouses, but to board
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Automakers Urge Trump to Undo One of the U.S.'s Biggest CO2 Reductions to DateTwelve automakers sacrifice the future by urging Pres. Trump to lower fuel-economy standards, which might be the single largest CO2 reduction in U.S. history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Procrastinators Rejoice: Amazon's Running One Last Deal on H&R Block Tax Software, Today Only H&R Block Software Gold Box Taxes are due in two weeks, but if you still haven’t gotten around to doing your taxes, you’ve got a big advantage over the early birds: Huge discounts on H&R Block tax filing software, courtesy of Amazon . Those crossed out MSRPs you see? Those are the prices H&R Block actually charges, so we’re talking about serious savings here . If you need help deciding which tier
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What Does SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Mean for Space Travel? This week, SpaceX, the private company with big dreams for manned spaceflight, launched a partly used rocket into orbit at a lower cost than building a brand new one. Read More
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The End of Coal? World Cuts the Number of New Plants in Half Is coal on the way out? These new findings suggest that it is, but they suggest that for the first time one of the key drivers of this change is the free market. Read More
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Readers Respond to the December 2016 IssueLetters to the editor from the December 2016 issue of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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13 meter længere ben skal sikre Tyra 30 år mereTyra-feltet i Nordsøen skal renoveres og fornyes, fordi det synker. Med statens nye investeringsvindue satser Mærsk stærkt og bygger også nye beboelses- og procesplatforme.
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Big Think
The Worst Appetizer in America – with Elif Batuman – Think Again Podcast #92 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Turkish-American writer Elif Batuman on truth in fiction, how language shapes us, and more. Read More
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All Moral Disagreement Comes Down to These 5 Principles Why is it so hard to agree with some people? They are literally wired to value different things than you. Read More
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Ars Technica
How sloppy science creates worthless cures and wastes billions Enlarge / A mouse. (credit: sean dreilinger ) Richard Harris titled his book Rigor Mortis , referring to the stiffening of the body after death, to convey that biomedical science as it is currently practiced suffers from a lack of rigor. It is a pun he must like, because he employs it very early and very often. The problem Harris is bemoaning is large and legitimate. Drug trials are incredibly ex
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The Atlantic
What Is an Elite College Really Worth? This time of year, thousands of college applicants await e-notices and auspiciously sized envelopes from schools, under terrible pressure from their parents, friends, teachers, and fretful inner-monologues. To this anxious lot, I offer some advice, which comes not only from a bit of experience, but also a bit of empirical research: just chill out, okay? Many parents and students think there is a
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The Atlantic
Ghost in the Shell and S-Town: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Ghost in the Shell Has the Look of the Original, But Not Its Brain Emily Yoshida | Vulture “If Paramount just wanted to do a female-led cyberpunk Bourne Identity, probably nobody would have minded. But to associate a straightforward ‘Who am I?’ action film with a franchise as philosophically noodly as Ghost in the Shell is disingenuous and pointless—you deny existing fans the actual post-self sub
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In Case You Missed ItTop news from around the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Is Hydrogen the Most Common Element in the Universe?Here's why hydrogen is so common in our universe.
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WIRED
Space Photos of the Week: Mystery Supernova Won’t Say Where It’s From Behold swirling storms on Jupiter, a monstrous black hole, and the Milky Way's galactic bulge. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mystery Supernova Won’t Say Where It’s From appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
March’s Best Stuff: Flagship Phones, Dope Wireless Speakers Some things we loved last month, from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the red iPhone 7, to the tiny wireless UE Wonderboom and the big Sonos Playbase. The post March's Best Stuff: Flagship Phones, Dope Wireless Speakers appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick The strategy, called retrieval practice, is a type of mental doing: It's a way to create the webs of meaning that support what we know. The post Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
You Can Make Movies With Drones and CGI, Sure. But Why Not Make Them the Stars? A new exhibition highlights three films by an Australian architect who sees technology not as a tool, but a star. The post You Can Make Movies With Drones and CGI, Sure. But Why Not Make Them the Stars? appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Security News This Week: Yes, Even Internet-Connected Dishwashers Can Get Hacked Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yes, Even Internet-Connected Dishwashers Can Get Hacked appeared first on WIRED .
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'Whale breath' reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whalesDroplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a threat to the mammals.
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Big Think
The Funnier You Are, the Sooner You May Die? Stand up comedians are twice as likely to die younger than dramatic actors. And according to at least one published medical study, the funnier you are the earlier you could die young. Read More
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Ars Technica
The decade-long, $6M effort to put a 74-year-old WWII boat back to water This is relevant, promise. NEW ORLEANS—Among the reasons Seinfeld continues to resonate nearly 20 years later, the show seemingly had a joke for every situation. And when it comes to Tom Czekanski, director of collections and exhibits at The National World War II Museum, that joke comes from an episode titled " The Andrea Doria ." Oddball neighbor Kramer has a lingering cough, but rather than vis
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Trump Budget Cuts "Critical" NASA Climate MissionsFour Earth-observing satellites are targeted for elimination in the president's budget proposal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science
'Doomsday' Library Joins Seed Vault in Arctic NorwayThe "doomsday" seed vault as a new neighbor for data.
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Electric Sand: How Titan's Dunes Got Their Weird ShapesBizarre “plastic” dunes made sticky by static cling may cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon—and could threaten future missions there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Imported bees 'threat' to native speciesA leading biologist says Scotland's native honey bees are being threatened by imports brought in because of the hobby's growing popularity.
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Samarbejdet i Signalprogrammet slår revnerMyndighedernes tillid til hovedleverandøren Alstoms tidsplaner halter, og tre togselskaber klager over dårligt samarbejde i Danmarks største jernbaneprojekt.
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The Atlantic
It's Not Over Yet for Donald Trump In the late fall of 1995, the columnist Ben Wattenberg—on tour to promote a new book—received a phone call from an admiring reader. The reader was President Bill Clinton. Over the next hour, Clinton praised Wattenberg’s work as the most accurate criticism of his administration to date. In his syndicated column to be published Thursday, Mr. Wattenberg quotes Mr. Clinton as saying that he was initi
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New EpiPen Recall Includes the US and EpiPen Jr. Congressman Jason Chaffetz holds up an EpiPen Jr. as he speaks during a hearing about Mylan’s price gouging at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on September 21, 2016 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Last week, the drug company Mylan issued a recall in seven countries for the EpiPen. The initial recall of the emergency allergy product didn’t include the US, but Mylan issued a n
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Putin Likes to Pretend 1917 Never Happened Just over 100 years ago, Russian Emperor Nicholas II abdicated his throne and his vast empire ceased to exist, setting off decades of world-shaking change. Yet this year, not a single Russian television station marked the anniversary. The decision to ignore the centennial arose from a meeting at the Kremlin last year, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin told his advisors that it would be un
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 1, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The Republican Identity Crisis These are confusing times to be a Republican. For the past several decades, members of the GOP have mapped the ideological range found within their party onto a fairly straightforward spectrum—one that runs from “moderate” to “conservative.” The formulation was simplistic, of course, but it provided a useful shorthand in assessing politicians, and in explaining one’s own political orientation. A
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Holland overvejer cirkulære landingsbanerEt studie fra Hollands Aerospace Centre indikerer, at de traditionelle landingsbaner hører fortiden til. Ved at bygge cirkulære landingsbaner kan der lande flere fly samtidig.
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Ingeniøren skrotter adgangskort til fordel for RFID-chipsMediehuset Ingeniøren har ladet sig inspirere af svenske og amerikanske firmaer, som har droppet nøgler og adgangskort for at kunne drage fordel af RFID-chips som implantater til brug som betalingsløsning og åbning af døre.
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Can thought-control technology be used to overcome physical paralysis? A man paralysed from the shoulders down can now raise his arm to eat, thanks to neuroprosthetic implants – and there is hope that the technology will help many others in the future Is it possible to overcome paralysis by harnessing thoughts? A man who was paralysed from the shoulders down after a bicycle accident in which he ploughed into the back of a mail truck is now able to move his arm for t
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UTHealth researchers find e-cigarette flavors linked to use in youth and young adultsFlavored e-cigarettes and e-cigarette marketing could be increasing e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, according to researchers from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin.
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ContributorsMeet some of the people featured in the April 2017 issue of The Scientist.
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Hitting It Out of the ParkCancer can be as evasive and slippery as a spitball, but new immunotherapies are starting to connect.
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Notable Science QuotesEugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more
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Caught on CameraSelected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
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Streakers, Poopers, and Performers: The Wilder side of Wildlife CamerasHuman visitors to camera traps display, well, human behavior.
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Cooking Up Cancer?Overcooked potatoes and burnt toast contain acrylamide, a potential carcinogen that researchers have struggled to reliably link to human cancers.
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Record-Setting Corn Grows 45 Feet TallA plant breeder succeeds in growing a huge maize plant thanks to a known mutation and a few environmental tricks.
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ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer MortalityDespite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.
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More Biomarkers Needed for Cancer ImmunotherapyMeasuring PD-L1 levels was a great start. Now we need to quantify more protein biomarkers, assess the tumor mutational landscape, and examine immune cell signatures, too.
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Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in MiceMice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.
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Location, Location, LocationSince first proposing that a cell’s function and biology depend on its surroundings, Mina Bissell continues to probe the role of the extracellular matrix.
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Angela Brooks: Splicing SpecialistAssistant Professor, Department of Biomolecular Engineering University of California, Santa Cruz. Age: 34
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Gel Scaffolds for Delivery of ImmunotherapiesUsing biocompatible polymers to carry cancer immune therapies directly to the tumor
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Tracking the Evolutionary History of a TumorAnalyzing single cell sequences to decipher the evolution of a tumor
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Making CAR T-Cell Therapy SaferFollowing a spate of patient deaths in clinical trials testing modified T cells for the treatment of cancer, researchers work to reduce the treatment’s toxicity without sacrificing efficacy.
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How Will Cancer Research Fare Under Trump?The new administration has not yet made its intentions clear.
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A History of Screening for Natural Products to Fight CancerIn the middle of the 20th century, the National Cancer Institute began testing plant extracts for chemotherapeutic potential—helping to discover some drugs still in use today.
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Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma InvasionThrough similar mechanisms, amino acid depletion in culture and cytokine activity in the tumor microenvironment prompt cancer cells to metastasize.
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Scientists Successfully Transplant Human Leukemia Cells into MiceWhile studying the progression of healthy cells into cancerous ones, researchers discover a way to engraft human blood cells into animals.
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How Cancers Evolve Drug ResistanceResearchers unravel the sophisticated ways cancers evade treatments, including immunotherapies, designed to destroy them.
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Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer ImmunotherapyTumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.
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Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment EffectsAcross many diseases, taking medication at specific times of day may make the therapy more effective.
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Scientific Explorers, Pet Foxes, Science Hucksterism and Other New Science Books April book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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You Could Eat Off the Floor, It Was So Resistant to Bacterial TransferLet's take a time-out to review the five-second rule -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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America Declares War on GermanyInnovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Time to Worry about Anthrax AgainRecent insights into a long-ago accident show just how deadly bioweapons can be -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Would It Take to Prove the Resurrection?How to think about claims, even the Resurrection -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists Struggle to Determine Risky Levels of PFCs in Drinking WaterMore communities are emerging as hotspots for drinking water tainted with PFCs, but scientists and regulators are struggling to determine how much is unsafe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mechanisms of ResistanceCancers appear to be able to evolve resistance to many of the therapies doctors have tried.
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Targeting Cancer AntigensNeoantigens may serve as valuable targets for new immunotherapies.
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Circadian Clock Affects Health and DiseaseThe body's rhythms could affect numerous ailments as well as how people respond to treatments.
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Targeting Tregs Halts Cancer?s Immune HelpersNew monoclonal antibodies kill both cancer-promoting immunosuppressive cells and tumor cells in culture.
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Infographic: Antibody Cancer TherapyAn experimental technique removes T cells that aid in vitro tumor growth.
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Infographic: Inside Melanoma InvasionSee what cytokine activity and cellular starvation have to do with cancer metastasis.
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Revolutionizing Gene Expression with Single-Cell RNAseqSingle-cell RNA sequencing allows you to ask and answer questions that require single-cell resolution on a scale that suits your experimental needs, from hundreds to millions of cells. Download this poster from 10x Genomics to learn more.
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Støjberg blokerer for EMA til Danmark Udsigten til at modtage en stor mængde indvandrere, hvis det europæiske lægemiddelagentur flyttes til Danmark, får nu regeringen til at opgive EMA-kandidaturet.
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New genetic links underlying progressively blinding eye disease identifiedThree novel genomic loci -- distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes -- linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable, have been identified by researchers. Using genome-wide association data, they deepen understanding of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplants.
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Time delays in vending machines prompt healthier snack choicesDelaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people's choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options, new research suggests.
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Stem cells help explain varied genetics behind rare neurologic diseaseResearchers have successfully grown stem cells from children with a devastating neurological disease to help explain how different genetic backgrounds can cause common symptoms. They identified individual and shared defects in the cells that could inform treatment efforts.
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A badger can bury a cow by itselfWhile studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by itself.
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Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient oceanA study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back decades has unraveled a longstanding mystery of ancient life: Why did easy-to-see and once-common structures called stromatolites essentially cease forming over the long arc of earth history?
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Making bones strongerNew treatments for osteoporosis are desperately needed. Now scientists report estimates of potentially the most effective dosage of a particular peptide, with results that could raise density levels in badly degraded bones back to healthy levels.
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How to Rebuild Atlanta’s Collapsed Freeway. Like, Now Money is always a good incentive ... The post How to Rebuild Atlanta's Collapsed Freeway. Like, Now appeared first on WIRED .
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Building trust, not hate: When people know each other, cooperation is more likely than conflictWhen anonymity between people is lifted, they more likely cooperate with each other. Playing nice can thereby become a winning strategy, an international team of scientists shows in a study. The findings are based on experiments with a limited number of participants but might have far-reaching implications, if confirmed. Reducing anonymity could help social networks such as Facebook or Twitter tha
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Blood test unlocks new frontier in treating depressionFor the first time, doctors can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the medical field beyond what has essentially been a guessing game of prescribing antidepressants.
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Nanomagnets for future data storageA new method for depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a surface has been developed by scientists. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices.
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Artist's Exhibit Borrows Human Tech To Solve Nature's Manmade Problems Artist and philosopher Jonathon Keats didn't need to create anything new to show the absurdity of human problem-solving. All he had to do was give human technology to animals. (Image credit: Jonathon Keats)
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Medication history for patients on blood thinners is critical to EMSOne change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a 'clinically important improvement over usual care,' according to new research.
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Novel vulnerabilities in dengue virus discoveredHidden vulnerabilities on the surface of the dengue virus have been found by researchers. This discovery offers exciting possibilities for development of drugs to target these weak spots for treatment of dengue and related viruses such as Zika.
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What happens in the living cell?The plasma membrane serves as a major hub for signal cascades to control crucial cellular processes. But it is a fluid medium, which makes the signaling processes difficult to monitor. Now, scientists have designed a molecular 'paintbrush' technique to trigger, control, and also monitor signaling processes. Their modular system made of light-activatable molecular building blocks can, for example,
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Exploring ocean waters to characterize atmospheric aerosolsAerosols are collections of fine particles, either biological or of other types, in suspension in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on climate models. They are however extremely hard to study due to the small size and immense variety of their constituent particles. But researchers have now succeeded in linking the composition of marine b
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How do plants make oxygen? Ask cyanobacteriaResearchers reveal the family tree of the group of microorganisms responsible for 'inventing' the oxygen-producing photosynthesis that lets you breathe. They added the genomes of 41 uncultured microorganisms, which helped to pin down the precise point in the evolution of cyanobacteria at which oxygenic photosynthesis arose.
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High doses of vitamin C to improve cancer treatment passes human safety trialClinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. The researchers also show pathways by which altered iron metabolism in cancer cells, and not normal cells, lead to increased sensitivity to cancer cell killing caused by hig
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Molecular therapy set to protect at-risk patients against heart attack and strokeEven a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL cholesterol -- one of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke -- conclude researchers.
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Even short-duration heat waves could lead to failure of coffee crops'Hot coffee' is not a good thing for java enthusiasts when it refers to plants beset by the high-temperature stress that this century is likely to bring.
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Make Brick Oven-Crispy Pizza On Your Countertop The ability to create quality margherita pizza at home negates several of the few remaining reasons to leave the house. The Cripsy Crust Pizza Maker is elementary by Breville standards, but delivers Breville-quality results just the same. The Pizza Maker is capable of a whopping 660 degrees, produced by top and bottom heating elements that surround its baking stone and replicate a traditional bri
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The Atlantic Daily: Toxins and Immunity What We’re Following White House Turmoil: Last night, Mike Flynn offered to testify in exchange for immunity from prosecution in the investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, sparking speculation about what his testimony might reveal and what his motives might be. Flynn’s denial that he spoke with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office led to his firing last month—the
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Trilobites: A Mysterious Flash From a Faraway GalaxyAstronomers are puzzled by X-rays that for a brief time were a thousand times brighter than all of its home galaxy’s light.
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[Research Article] Gene bivalency at Polycomb domains regulates cranial neural crest positional identityThe cranial neural crest cells are multipotent cells that provide head skeletogenic mesenchyme and are crucial for craniofacial patterning. We analyzed the chromatin landscapes of mouse cranial neural crest subpopulations in vivo. Early postmigratory subpopulations contributing to distinct mouse craniofacial structures displayed similar chromatin accessibility patterns yet differed transcriptional
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[Research Article] Decoupling genetics, lineages, and microenvironment in IDH-mutant gliomas by single-cell RNA-seqTumor subclasses differ according to the genotypes and phenotypes of malignant cells as well as the composition of the tumor microenvironment (TME). We dissected these influences in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)–mutant gliomas by combining 14,226 single-cell RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) profiles from 16 patient samples with bulk RNA-seq profiles from 165 patient samples. Differences in bulk profiles
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[Review] Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-beingDistributions of Earth’s species are changing at accelerating rates, increasingly driven by human-mediated climate change. Such changes are already altering the composition of ecological communities, but beyond conservation of natural systems, how and why does this matter? We review evidence that climate-driven species redistribution at regional to global scales affects ecosystem functioning, huma
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[Editorial] Science for lifeThe recent election cycle has made it abundantly clear to most scientists that a large fraction of adults in the United States are surprisingly susceptible to illogical arguments designed to fool them. Research suggests that a great many people assess evidence not as scientists are trained to do, but rather in an emotion-biased manner that is strongly influenced by the beliefs of their cultural co
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[In Depth] U.N. biodiversity group confronts cash crunchA major effort to size up and preserve biodiversity is under threat. Governmental donations to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which is overseen by the United Nations, have not kept pace with its ambitious 7-year agenda. To make ends meet, IPBES approved contentious budget cuts at its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, this month, including a cut of alm
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[Feature] Deadly chemistryFentanyl, a synthetic opiate about 100 times more potent than morphine, and its analogs are new faces of a worsening addiction scourge in the United States. In 2015, opiates factored in 33,091 U.S. deaths, up more than 4000 from the previous year. The opium poppy is no longer the starting point for many of the opiates on the street. The new compounds, often sold mixed with heroin, originate in ill
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[Perspective] Breathing to inspire and arouseBreathing is one of the perpetual rhythms of life that is often taken for granted, its apparent simplicity belying the complex neural machinery involved. This behavior is more complicated than just producing inspiration, as breathing is integrated with many other motor functions such as vocalization, orofacial motor behaviors, emotional expression (laughing and crying), and locomotion (1, 2). In a
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[Perspective] How Cyanobacteria went greenOne of the most important developments in Earth's history is the change from the anaerobic environment of the early Earth to the aerobic and highly oxidizing environment that we have today, with 21% atmospheric oxygen (O2) (1). Many geologists, atmospheric scientists, and biologists have studied this dramatic change in the redox state of Earth—the “great oxidation event” (2)—to understand when and
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[Perspective] Costimulation, a surprising connection for immunotherapyCheckpoint blockade is a type of immunotherapy that has shown unprecedented success in treating many cancers (1), particularly blockade of the T cell checkpoint protein called programmed cell death–1 (PD-1). This has created a unique situation in which clinical studies have outpaced efforts at the bench. As such, reliable predictive biomarkers have not yet been identified that define who will bene
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[Policy Forum] Looking backward to move regulations forwardResearch-based evidence is critical for understanding and improving the impact of government regulation on society. Positions promoted by the Trump Administration question the effectiveness of many regulations, making their rigorous analysis all the more critical. Yet such research is relatively rare, especially for environmental rules, the most costly type of federal regulation in the United Stat
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[Policy Forum] Harnessing legal complexityComplexity science has spread from its origins in the physical sciences into biological and social sciences (1). Increasingly, the social sciences frame policy problems from the financial system to the food system as complex adaptive systems (CAS) and urge policy-makers to design legal solutions with CAS properties in mind. What is often poorly recognized in these initiatives is that legal systems
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[Book Review] Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future
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[Letter] Global roadless areas: Hidden roadsAuthor: Alice C. Hughes
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[Letter] Global roadless areas: Consider terrainAuthors: Ruidong Wu, Wenli Wang, Feiling Yang, Junjun Wang, Wei Wu, Yixin Diao, Peijun Hu
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[Letter] Global roadless areas–ResponseAuthors: Pierre L. Ibisch, Nuria Selva
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[Technical Comment] Comment on “Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty”Wu et al. (Reports, 5 August 2016, p. 579) reported geological and archaeological evidence about an earthquake-induced landslide dam outburst flood around 1920 BCE and claimed a support to the historicity of China’s legendary Great Flood and Xia dynasty. We argue that the physical evidence is unreliable and their arguments are unconvincing. Authors: Wenxiang Wu, Junhu Dai, Yang Zhou, Quansheng Ge
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[Technical Comment] Comment on “Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty”By analyzing the data and methodology of Wu et al. (Reports, 5 August 2016, p. 579), I find that their conclusions about the scale of the dammed lake, the dating of the lake, and the peak discharge at the point of dam failure and at the Lajia site cannot be validated. The conjecture of the supposed Great Flood and its impact on the formation of the early Chinese dynasty is not substantiated. Autho
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[Technical Comment] Comment on “Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty”Wu et al. (Reports, 5 August 2016, p. 579) reported an enormous flood in the upper Yellow River that destroyed the Lajia Ruins. However, published research shows that the Ruins were destroyed at 3950 years before the present (B.P.) by earthquakes accompanied with mudflows, whereas the landslide-dammed lake terminated about 5650 years B.P. Various kinds of sediments with different ages were taken a
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[Technical Response] Response to Comments on “Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty”Wu et al., Han, and Huang et al. question our reconstruction of a large outburst flood and its possible relationship to China’s Great Flood and the Xia dynasty. Here, we clarify misconceptions concerning geologic evidence of the flood, its timing and magnitude, and the complex social-cultural response. We also further discuss how this flood may be related to ancient accounts of the Great Flood and
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[Association Affairs] AAAS seeks to uphold science's role in policy-makingScientists at Annual Meeting urged to build relationships with all levels of government Author: Becky Ham
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[Association Affairs] Video games: The bad, the ugly, and the (potentially) goodAAAS Neuroscience & Society event showcases games' effects on brain, behavior Author: Michaela Jarvis
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[This Week in Science] Small molecules to target parasite organelleAuthor: Caroline Ash
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[This Week in Science] CD28 is a critical target for PD-1 blockadeAuthor: Priscilla N. Kelly
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[This Week in Science] Digging deeper into soilsAuthor: H. Jesse Smith
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[This Week in Science] The changing surface of a cometAuthor: Keith T. Smith
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[This Week in Science] The calming effect of breathingAuthor: Peter Stern
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[This Week in Science] Aging and variability among immune cellsAuthor: Laura M. Zahn
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[This Week in Science] Predicting the shape of crystals to comeAuthor: Marc S. Lavine
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[This Week in Science] Knowing a name promotes cooperationAuthor: Cedric Tan
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[This Week in Science] Mapping a path to HIV eliminationAuthor: Orla M. Smith
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[This Week in Science] Most of Mars' atmosphere has been lostAuthor: Keith T. Smith
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[This Week in Science] Turning benzene into a C–H bond cleaverAuthor: Jake Yeston
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[This Week in Science] Photosynthesis evolution in CyanobacteriaAuthor: Laura M. Zahn
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[This Week in Science] Mtb faces sirtuin deathAuthor: Angela Colmone
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[This Week in Science] Vitamin C prevents microglia activationAuthor: Annalisa VanHook
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[Editors' Choice] Common antibiotic hurts bee survivalAuthor: Barbara R. Jasny
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[Report] Surface changes on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko suggest a more active pastThe Rosetta spacecraft spent ~2 years orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, most of it at distances that allowed surface characterization and monitoring at submeter scales. From December 2014 to June 2016, numerous localized changes were observed, which we attribute to cometary-specific weathering, erosion, and transient events driven by exposure to sunlight and other processes. While the loca
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[Report] Controlled growth and form of precipitating microsculpturesControlled self-assembly of three-dimensional shapes holds great potential for fabrication of functional materials. Their practical realization requires a theoretical framework to quantify and guide the dynamic sculpting of the curved structures that often arise in accretive mineralization. Motivated by a variety of bioinspired coprecipitation patterns of carbonate and silica, we develop a geometr
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[Report] Identification of single-site gold catalysis in acetylene hydrochlorinationThere remains considerable debate over the active form of gold under operating conditions of a recently validated gold catalyst for acetylene hydrochlorination. We have performed an in situ x-ray absorption fine structure study of gold/carbon (Au/C) catalysts under acetylene hydrochlorination reaction conditions and show that highly active catalysts comprise single-site cationic Au entities whose
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[Report] Arylation of hydrocarbons enabled by organosilicon reagents and weakly coordinating anionsOver the past 80 years, phenyl cation intermediates have been implicated in a variety of C–H arylation reactions. Although these examples have inspired several theoretical and mechanistic studies, aryl cation equivalents have received limited attention in organic methodology. Their high-energy, promiscuous reactivity profiles have hampered applications in selective intermolecular processes. We rep
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[Report] Mars’ atmospheric history derived from upper-atmosphere measurements of 38Ar/36ArThe history of Mars’ atmosphere is important for understanding the geological evolution and potential habitability of the planet. We determine the amount of gas lost to space through time using measurements of the upper-atmospheric structure made by the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. We derive the structure of 38Ar/36Ar between the homopause and exobase altitudes. Fract
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[Report] Breathing control center neurons that promote arousal in miceSlow, controlled breathing has been used for centuries to promote mental calming, and it is used clinically to suppress excessive arousal such as panic attacks. However, the physiological and neural basis of the relationship between breathing and higher-order brain activity is unknown. We found a neuronal subpopulation in the mouse preBötzinger complex (preBötC), the primary breathing rhythm gener
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[Report] Inhibitors of PEX14 disrupt protein import into glycosomes and kill Trypanosoma parasitesThe parasitic protists of the Trypanosoma genus infect humans and domestic mammals, causing severe mortality and huge economic losses. The most threatening trypanosomiasis is Chagas disease, affecting up to 12 million people in the Americas. We report a way to selectively kill Trypanosoma by blocking glycosomal/peroxisomal import that depends on the PEX14-PEX5 protein-protein interaction. We devel
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[Report] The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warmingSoil organic carbon harbors three times as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere, and its decomposition is a potentially large climate change feedback and major source of uncertainty in climate projections. The response of whole-soil profiles to warming has not been tested in situ. In a deep warming experiment in mineral soil, we found that CO2 production from all soil depths increased with 4°C warmin
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[Report] Rescue of exhausted CD8 T cells by PD-1–targeted therapies is CD28-dependentProgrammed cell death–1 (PD-1)–targeted therapies enhance T cell responses and show efficacy in multiple cancers, but the role of costimulatory molecules in this T cell rescue remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that the CD28/B7 costimulatory pathway is essential for effective PD-1 therapy during chronic viral infection. Conditional gene deletion showed a cell-intrinsic requirement of CD28 for C
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[Report] T cell costimulatory receptor CD28 is a primary target for PD-1–mediated inhibitionProgrammed cell death–1 (PD-1) is a coinhibitory receptor that suppresses T cell activation and is an important cancer immunotherapy target. Upon activation by its ligand PD-L1, PD-1 is thought to suppress signaling through the T cell receptor (TCR). By titrating PD-1 signaling in a biochemical reconstitution system, we demonstrate that the co-receptor CD28 is strongly preferred over the TCR as a
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[Report] Aging increases cell-to-cell transcriptional variability upon immune stimulationAging is characterized by progressive loss of physiological and cellular functions, but the molecular basis of this decline remains unclear. We explored how aging affects transcriptional dynamics using single-cell RNA sequencing of unstimulated and stimulated naïve and effector memory CD4+ T cells from young and old mice from two divergent species. In young animals, immunological activation drives
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[Report] On the origins of oxygenic photosynthesis and aerobic respiration in CyanobacteriaThe origin of oxygenic photosynthesis in Cyanobacteria led to the rise of oxygen on Earth ~2.3 billion years ago, profoundly altering the course of evolution by facilitating the development of aerobic respiration and complex multicellular life. Here we report the genomes of 41 uncultured organisms related to the photosynthetic Cyanobacteria (class Oxyphotobacteria), including members of the class
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[Working Life] Creating our own communityAuthors: Cecilia Sánchez, Anya Brown
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Report: EPA Investigates EPA Head Scott Pruitt For His Climate-Denying Bullshit AP We all hoped EPA head, Scott Pruitt, would eventually face consequences when he falsely claimed that there was “tremendous disagreement” about whether human activity cause global warming. The time may have finally arrived. Reuters reports that EPA’s internal watchdog, the Scientific Integrity Office, is reviewing Pruitt’s patently false statements. In early March, Pruitt said that the global c
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You Have No Idea How Mysterious Whale Vaginas Are mfw I see a whale vagina (Image; Wwelles14 /Wikimedia Commons) Whale vaginas are an enigma. That’s because research on cetacean genitalia (dolphins and whales are both cetaceans) is pretty biased towards penis-havers. Comparatively less work has been done studying cetacean vagina-bits. So, a team of scientists decided to break down the cetatriarchy in order to really understand these poorly-explo
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Filming mosquitoes reveals a completely new approach to flight Enlarge / See that vortex on the back edge of the wing? That means lift. (credit: Bomphrey/Nakata/Phillips/Walker ) It's unmistakable. A high-pitched whine tells you you're sharing a room with a mosquito, and you are unlikely to end the evening without some itchy welts. The sound alone is enough to make you shudder. You're not imagining things. Within the insect world, mosquitoes have a distincti
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Not an April Fools' Joke Today in 5 Lines In a morning tweet, President Trump called the Russia investigation a “ witch hunt ,” after former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly offered to cooperate with the FBI and the House and Senate intelligence committees in exchange for immunity. Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, visited the White House to view the doc
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss The Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides — Sophie Gilbert traces the long history of interspecies relationships, as explored in a new collection of folk stories called Beauty and the Beast . Paramount Film Ghost in the Shell Is a an Incoherent Misfire of a Remake — David Sims finds little to praise in the new Hollywood update of the classic ’90s anime. The Boss Baby Missed the Mem
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At last, a new movie that’s as beautiful and insane as The Fifth Element Thanks to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy , blockbuster sci-fi adventures can be trippy again. Bulbous monsters, sparkly outfits, zero-G hairstyles, starscapes that look like 1970s prog rock album covers—it's all cool now. And that means, strangely, that the world is finally ready for a movie based on the 1960s comic book that started the psychedelic sci-fi craze in the first place. That's
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Orlando Bloom Is Looking Very Crusty in New Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Footage Image: Disney (gif made by Andrew Liszewski) After a couple of trailers and teasers , a behind-the-scenes video that revealed Will Turner’s son , and news that Orlando Bloom would be back as Will in the fifth pirates movie, we finally have a good look at him. And things have gone wrong. So, for those of you who don’t remember the plot of he last two movies (and you shouldn’t; I am, however, broke
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The 10 Best Science Visualizations of the Year | VideoFrom photographs to interactive applications, made by professionals or hobbyists, the Vizzies Challenge honors the use of visual media to communicate science research.
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Microsoft closing down CodePlex, tells devs to move to GitHub (credit: Microsoft ) Microsoft announced Friday that CodePlex, the company's open source project-hosting service, will be closed down. Started in 2006 , the service offered an alternative to SourceForge. It was based initially on Microsoft's Team Foundation Server source control and later added options to use Subversion, Mercurial, and Git . At the time, there weren't a tremendous number of good
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Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required Enlarge / A screen shot showing the exploit taking control of a Samsung TV. A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals to hack a wide range of Smart TVs raises an unsettling prospect—the ability of hackers to take complete control of a large number of sets at once without having physical access to any of them. The proof-of-concept exploit uses a low-cost transmitter to embed malicious comma
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Q of the Week: What Should Trump Do Next? Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare flopped last week, but President Trump is ready to move to the next item on his agenda: tax reform. This week, we asked Politics & Policy Daily readers what they would like to see the Trump administration focus on now, and why. Thanks to everyone for their thoughtful responses. Andrew Vernon suggested Trump save his political capital: The presiden
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What Do You Know ... About Atlantic Women’s History? To close out Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled stories written by influential women throughout The Atlantic ’s 160-year history. Over the years, first ladies, abolitionists, award-winning novelists, foreign policy leaders, and other female luminaries—including Julia Ward Howe , Harriet Beecher Stowe , Charlotte Forten , Pearl S. Buck , Helen Keller , Eleanor Roosevelt , Arianna Huffington , S
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The Conspiracy Theories of Trumpland: A Compleat and Comprehensive Bestiary Donald Trump is not the kind of man who is willing to go along with accepted facts. From his subjective valuation of his business portfolio, through his bird-dogging of Barack Obama’s birth certificate to his tantrums about the deceptive sparseness of his inaugural crowds, Trump has pursued his own rages and fixations about the real truths—the best truths, the most powerful and shocking truths, t
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Space station crew cultivates crystals for drug developmentCrew members aboard the International Space Station will begin conducting research this week to improve the way we grow crystals on Earth. The information gained from the experiments could speed up the process for drug development, benefiting humans around the world.
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Exploring New Galaxies This week, the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Baselworld watch convention, and revisiting the first tablet PC. The post Exploring New Galaxies appeared first on WIRED .
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Is Blue Origin's Tourist Capsule Sexier Than SpaceX's? Image Courtesy of Blue Origin The dick measuring contest space race between tech titans Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk has been brewing for years, but recently, things have intensified to comic book levels of absurdity. Almost immediately after SpaceX announced it’d be sending two private citizens around the moon next year, Jeff Bezos fired back by announcing Blue Origin’s plans to set up something aki
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IBM could have a solution to one of self-driving cars' biggest problems Technology Who should be behind the wheel, and when? Researchers at IBM have patented a new cognitive system that could help determine if and when a person—or the self-driving system—should take control of an autonomous…
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March's Stunning Space Pictures March's Stunning Space Pictures This month's featured images include an awe-inspiring view of the Milky Way and a vibrant shot of a Martian canyon colorfully adorned by minerals. AstroPics-Mar2017_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: ESO/M. Kornmesser Space Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:30 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) -- Check out five astronomy images that caught our eye in this mon
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US energy production dropped in 2016 for the first time in 6 years Enlarge On Friday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that US energy production in 2016 fell by 4 percent, with fossil fuel production contributing to most of that decline. The numbers are not terribly surprising. Global carbon emissions have been stalled for years even as economic activity has increased (although that doesn’t mean we’re not still emitting massive amounts of car
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'Sharknado' Down Under? Cyclone Debbie Deposits Shark on a StreetA shark was found one a flooded street in Australian after Cyclone Debbie hit.
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SNS-CNMS partnership may yield more advanced diamond stripper foils for improved neutron beam performanceIt may be hard to believe that fragile, ultrathin pieces of material as light as a feather and about the size of a stick of gum could have an enormous impact on thousands of neutron experiments each year. But these specialized films, known as diamond stripper foils, play an impressive role at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Spallation Neutron Source.
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Privacy concern raised over search service on Verizon phonesIs Verizon planning to spy on its customers?
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California's desert wildflower explosion draws record crowdsAn explosion of wildflowers in California's desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a "super bloom."
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New podcast 'S-Town' from 'Serial' creators tops chartsThe new radio show "S-Town," by the team behind "Serial," the most downloaded podcast in history, is leading download charts just about everywhere in the world.
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Dota 2 Skin Creators Say Valve Is Ripping Them Off Image credit: Valve Designers who say they are able to make a living selling outfits and skins for Dota 2 say they may need to get new gigs now that they’ve noticed an unannounced change to the game’s economy affecting their bank accounts. In a post on the Dota 2 subreddit , a collective of anonymous artists alleged that Valve has not only been paying them less for items, but doing so without hav
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National study finds news exposure linked to greater anger towards MuslimsNew Zealanders—whether liberal or conservative—show both increased anger and reduced warmth towards Muslims if they are more avid news consumers, a new scientific study has found.
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Researchers publish manuscript on red snapper reproductionRecent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over the previous 10 years. The research was conducted by James H. Cowan, LSU College of the Coast & Environment, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences professor, and current and former graduate
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Independent evolutionary origins of complex sociality in marine lifeIn the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects. A group of Columbia researchers, however, has just added to that knowledge base, publishing a new study that sheds light on how the complex social system evolved in the sea.
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NASA sees the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie moving off Australia's east coastThe remnant clouds and showers associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie were slowly moving off the coasts of Queensland and New South Wales as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on March 31.
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Ice Age Megafauna Were Ecosystem EngineersThe death of Pleistocene beasts forever altered the landscape. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Irrefutable Proof That Headlines About The Boss Baby Are the Best Things On the Internet Image via Dreamworks. The Boss Baby , an animated children’s movie starring the voice of The Actor Man Alec Baldwin as a baby who defies all odds, social norms, and expectations for humans who have not yet learned how to go pee pee in the potty by becoming a boss, is scheduled to be released in theaters across this weary country on Friday, and the headlines for its scores of middling to negative
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Fellow Dirt Bags: Turns Out It's Okay If You Don't Wash Your Legs Image via FXX/You’re the Worst. Last September, I wrote a very stupid blog post based around a plot line on FXX’s You’re the Worst , in which Jimmy is horrified to learn that his live-in girlfriend Gretchen doesn’t wash her legs while in the shower. As I confessed then, neither do I. The reaction to this news was... stronger than anticipated. Here’s a small collection of reader responses: This so
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Oregon's Invisible Beauty Invisible Oregon is a stunning time-lapse film shot entirely with infrared converted cameras, uncovering a landscape that’s out of reach of ordinary human sight. “Invisible Oregon is a study of light across time and space,” wrote the filmmaker Sam Forencich . “As the sun rises over the state of Oregon, infrared light travels across the earth revealing the subtleties of new growth and the dramatic
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Here's Why the Displays in New Phones Are So Weird and Wide The 16:9 Google Pixel (top) next to the 18:9 LG G6 (bottom). (Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo) Most of the major smartphones of spring have been announced, and we noticed something curious. The LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are both rocking big displays with an aspect ratio larger than the 16:9 you’re used to on your phones, television and desktop displays. These phones have some of the widest aspect rat
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The Britain That Was Fades Into Memory On Wednesday, the British government began the formal process of exiting the European Union. In a speech to the House of Commons in London, Prime Minister Theresa May said that invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was a “historic moment, from which there can be no turning back” and “a great turning point in our national story.” For once, May was right. Brexit does indeed mark a momentous poin
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Technology to screen embryos before implantation falls shortBecause current methods for assessing the viability of IVF-created embryos are not sufficiently reliable, more research on embryo development is needed, two experts write in a new review article.
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'They Don't Care About Any Poor People': Little Miss Flint Talks About Her City's Water Crisis Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/FUSION/GMG, photos via LuLu Brezzell Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny is Little Miss Flint. She is 9 years old and lives in Flint, MI. She told me that in her free time she likes to “go on Twitter or just play with my toys or just lay down in bed, read, and play with my dollhouse, and color and draw and cheer.” She hasn’t been able to drink the water from the sink in he
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What you should know about Atlanta's fiery bridge collapse Cars And you thought your commute was bad Traffic ground to a halt as firefighters worked to put out the fire under the bridge. Then it collapsed. Read on:…
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ScienceTake: First Clear View of a One-Celled Harpooner in ActionA one-celled creature has a biological harpoon gun of remarkable complexity.
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Moby MicrobeScientists have captured video of a one-celled microorganism using a complex biological harpoon gun to shoot and then tow away its prey.
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Trilobites: Unmasking the Fearsome Face of a TyrannosaurA newly discovered relative to T. rex shows the dinosaurs’ family had a scaly face similar to a crocodile’s, had no lips and a sensitive snout.
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Independent evolutionary origins of complex sociality in marine lifeIn the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects. A group of Columbia researchers, however, has just added to that knowledge base, publishing a new study that sheds light on how the complex social system evolved in the sea.
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Warming drives Alaskan glacier to its lowest point in 900 yearsThe Columbia glacier was tipped into rapid retreat by human-caused climate warming of less than 2°C, so many more glaciers might be doomed
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Cops Just Got One Step Closer to Killing Americans by Drone Image: Getty If lawmakers have their way, police in one US state could soon be using drones as lethal weapons against the citizens they’re supposed to protect. On Thursday, Connecticut’s judiciary committee approved a new drone regulation bill that, if passed, would make it the first state in the union to let cops use deadly drones later this year. Titled “ An Act Concerning the Use and Regulatio
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Judge steams as Uber exec withholds documents and pleads the 5th Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, VP of Engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images ) A former Google engineer, now working for Uber, used his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination this week. He did so to avoid turning over documents in the Waymo v. Uber t
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One Day Photoshop Might Let You Instantly Copy Another Photo's Style Photos: Fujun Luan Ever wonder why your photos never turn out as amazing those posted by your favorite Instagrammer? There’s probably a lot of post-processing happening in Photoshop you don’t see. But instead of poking at sliders for an hour, computer scientists want to make it incredibly easy for even amateur photographers to achieve results comparable to a professional’s. In a paper recently po
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The Best Business Reads of March Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’ s Business Channel put together a list of the most insightful and interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web. This month’s picks include the practical and the absurd: stories about curious pet financing schemes, the relentless gig economy, and the disconnect between the way companies interact with their customers versus
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Joss Whedon Could Make a Great Batgirl Movie, But He Shouldn’t Joss Whedon is in talks to write and direct a Batgirl movie, but there are better things he could be doing with his talents. The post Joss Whedon Could Make a Great Batgirl Movie, But He Shouldn’t appeared first on WIRED .
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The 10 Weirdest Things in the Solar SystemPierogi moons, rubber duckie comets and spewing ice balls: We have some very strange neighbors among the myriad planets, moons and objects that circle our sun. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive sideA team of researchers, including UNM Honors College Professor Jason R. Moore, has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures.After the fossils were pulled out of the muddy banks of a Montana river, the team was able to analyze the texture of the facial bones of the new species. The findings suggest that the face of tyrannosaurs was covered in a sca
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National study finds news exposure linked to greater anger towards MuslimsNew Zealanders -- whether liberal or conservative -- show both increased anger and reduced warmth towards Muslims if they are more avid news consumers, a new scientific study has found. The study, which appears in the leading international science journal PLOS ONE, is based on responses from 16,584 New Zealanders from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS), a 20-year longitudinal study
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Watch This Industrious Badger Bury an Entire Cow by Itself Camera traps set up in Utah’s Great Basin Desert have captured unprecedented behavior showing a badger burying an entire cow by itself. Incredibly, the buried carcass was able to sustain the badger for months. To protect its food from other animals, and in the absence of a refrigerator, this badger did what any crafty scavenger would do: It buried its meal. Scientists have seen this caching behav
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Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phaseA change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. An international team with the participation of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now investigated Japanese lake sediments to decipher the interplay between local climate changes on the northern hemisphere about 12,000 years ago. Their results show that a regional warming in Europe caus
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Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and strokeInsomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research.
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Some of Greenland's coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing now, a study has found.
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Space ravioli, nuclear explosions and a synthetic sun March’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21754
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Promising cancer drugs may speed tumours in some patients Early studies fuel scientists’ determination to understand how immunotherapy may sometimes make disease worse. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21755
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Male glassfrogs could win ‘dad of the year’ Glassfrogs lay their eggs on leaves hanging over streams in tropical rainforests, which makes them tasty snacks for snakes, insects, and other predators. When the survivors hatch, they drop into the streams to begin life as tadpoles. Until recently, biologists thought the eggs of most species were on their own during this vulnerable stage, without any help from mom or dad. In just a few species,
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Americans Feel More Confident About the Economy A barrage of U.S. economic data was released this week, including statistics on the state of the housing market, consumer-confidence figures, and numbers that show the spending and income of Americans. The data show that, while Americans might be optimistic about the job market, there could be a gap between economic expectations and economic reality . There’s reason for both optimism and caution.
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What's Behind the Arctic's Mysterious Green Ice?The Arctic is turning green from melting ice and growing plankton.
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NASA sees the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie moving off Australia's east coastThe remnant clouds and showers associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie were slowly moving off the coasts of Queensland and New South Wales as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on March 31.
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The Ozenkadnook Tiger Photo Revealed as a HoaxIs it finally case closed on an iconic photo of a mystery beast? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Blind tadpoles learn to see using eyeballs attached to their butts Health A new study bodes well for human organ transplants Want to grow an ear on your neck? You might just be in luck. Read on:…
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Here's the First Discount Ever On PicasoLabs' Gorgeous Leather Laptop Sleeves, Plus Free Engraving [Exclusive] 15% off PicasoLabs laptop sleeves with promo code KINJA015 Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves , now on sale for the first time ever. Jesus Diaz raved about these , and interviewed the creator, on Gizmodo a few years
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Basic plasma wave physics reshaped by NASA observationsNASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave.
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Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnectionThe source of the acceleration of a common type of magnetic reconnection has now been described by scientists. Magnetic reconnection is a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments.
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Next-generation DDR5 RAM will double the speed of DDR4 in 2018 Enlarge (credit: materod on flickr ) You may have just upgraded your computer to use DDR4 recently or you may still be using DDR3, but in either case, nothing stays new forever. JEDEC, the organization in charge of defining new standards for computer memory, says that it will be demoing the next-generation DDR5 standard in June of this year and finalizing the standard sometime in 2018. DDR5 promi
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A Tiny Fish With Fearsome Fangs Uses An Opioid-Like Venom To Escape Enemies New research shows the 2-inch fangblenny bites bigger fish and releases an opioid-based venom. The larger fish becomes disoriented, and the little guy gets away. (Image credit: Anthony Romilio/University of Queensland)
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The world's largest dino print, Blue Origin's capsule for space tourists, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and space news. Read on:…
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The earliest stages of embryogenesis have been studiedFor the first time, scientists from the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in collaboration with their colleagues from Austria and the USA have built up detailed maps of three-dimensional genome organization in individual cells and studied the characteristics of three-dimensional organization of maternal and paternal genomes in mouse zygotes.
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Public funding research key to advancing biomedical innovationA new paper co-authored by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health's Bhaven Sampat, PhD, shows that 30 percent of all NIH-funded grants produce research that is cited by a private-sector patent. The publicly-funded research creates knowledge that links to private companies' efforts to develop drugs, medical devices, and other patented biomedical products.
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Researchers publish new manuscript on red snapper reproductionRecent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight and up are more reproductive than younger fish were over the previous 10 years. The research was conducted by James H. Cowan, LSU College of the Coast & Environment, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences professor, and current and former graduate
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Photos of the Week: 3/25–3/31 A bull shark stranded by Cyclone Debbie in Australia, fighting in Libya, Ukraine, and Syria, Vladimir Putin on the ice in Franz Josef Land, an Ogoh-Ogoh in Bali, the stars at night in Texas, a memorial at Westminster, and much more.
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Experimental small molecule shows potential in preventing meth relapseThe reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process, say scientists.
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Helping the retina regenerateA new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to the brain.
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Will grass become the new gasoline?A new process that turns grass into biofuel has been developed by scientists. Although it might sound revolutionary, there’s still a lot to do before this becomes reality, however. Right now the amount of biofuel that can be made from grass is still limited to a few drops. But the researchers ask, will we soon be driving on "grassoline?"
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'Critical' NASA Climate Missions Targeted in Budget CutsProposed cuts to four NASA climate-related missions are seen as effort to curb its role in climate science.
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Tuberculosis Needs More Recognition As a Worldwide Health Threat (Op-Ed)TB should already be wiped off the planet, but we lack the political will and funding focus to deliver it a death blow.
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Take a colorful trip through hyperbolic geometry Math meets “warp drive” in a virtual reality headset that transports anyone who wears the visor into a reality twisted by hyperbolic geometry. The program is a visual aid for researchers exploring geometries that deviate from the everyday norm. The virtual space’s colorful graphics can entice even the most math-phobic mind to roam, crawl, or slither around. When physicist and applied mathematicia
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Three airliners in near-misses with drones at London's HeathrowThree planes narrowly missed colliding with drones near London's Heathrow Airport in the space of three weeks last year, underscoring increasing concerns about the devices being used near aircraft, a report Friday said.
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McDonald's Canada says its website's jobs section was hackedThe jobs section of McDonald's Canada website has been hacked, compromising the personal information of about 95,000 applicants over the last three years, the fast food chain said Friday.
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Physicists reveal experimental verification of a key source of fast reconnection of magnetic fieldsMagnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster than theory says that it should. Now researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Germany's Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics have discovered a source of the speed-up in a
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Twitter Addresses Nazi Egg Problem by Making Nazis Look Like Something Else Twitter On Friday, Twitter unveiled a new default profile pic for users, swapping out the site’s ubiquitous egg avatars for a human-like blob. According to the company, the move was made to encourage “people to express themselves” after noticing “an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behavior.” To recap, here’s what Twitter has done this week: made threads even more co
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Feast Your Eyes on All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming Out in April Detail of cover art for Skullsworn by Brian Staveley Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of amazing new scifi and fantasy books on the way, including a dystopian tale from Cory Doctorow and a very highly anticipated Star Wars novel. American War: A Novel by Omar El Akkad This debut novel
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Can This Dumb Phone Free Us from Smartphone Addiction?The Light Phone lets you make and receive calls—and that’s it.
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The White House Is Being Reset Even Before It Started The “usually” framework has become a staple of coverage of Donald Trump. As in: Usually, you have to hire a full complement of staffers before you start pushing them out and reshuffling. But normal patterns, as is well known, do not apply to this White House. Consider this. The president has already had to fire his national security adviser. A deputy White House chief of staff has been shipped ou
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The Discovery Has a Great Premise, but Little Else The writer and director Charlie McDowell, whose new film The Discovery is released on Netflix Friday, specializes in an emerging genre. Call it sci-fi mumblecore or lo-fi sci-fi: smaller indie films that explore the kind of mind-bending, technology-focused, and often deeply philosophical themes usually reserved for movies that operate on a grander scale. McDowell belongs in the conversation with
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Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar powerInspired by the western Swordfern, a groundbreaking prototype could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution. The new type of electrode could boost the capacity of existing integrable storage technologies by 3000 per cent, say researchers.
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Hair testing shows high prevalence of new psychoactive substance useHair samples from 80 young adults outside of NYC nightclubs and dance festivals were tested for 82 drugs and metabolites in a new study using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
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Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirementEvery tenth employee increases their alcohol consumption to risky levels at the time of retirement from full-time employment. However, the increase seems to be temporary as risky drinking often decreases during the retirement. For most pensioners, alcohol consumption remains below the risk levels before and after retirement, a new Finnish study concludes.
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Scientists go out on a limb to study tree-climbing land snailsLand snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry? Researchers have performed some fascinating research to find out why.
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Finally, an Answer to Why You Keep Getting UTIs After Sex Image: Flickr If you are a woman, the odds are pretty good that you have experienced the agony and annoyance of a urinary tract infection at some point in your life. And if you are a particularly unlucky woman, you might experience them on the regs. While women often swear sex is the culprit of a UTI showing up again, as far as science is concerned, exactly why these recurring infections happen h
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Want to understand infinity? Start with puff pastry. Entertainment Excerpt: Beyond Infinity Infinity exists, but can we ever get there? Read on.
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Clean Power Worldwide Has Doubled in 10 YearsAsia was the fastest-growing region, with a 13.1 percent increase in renewable energy capacity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to snatch carbon emissions victory from US climate U-turnDonald Trump's rollback on climate gives the rest of the world a second chance to do the unthinkable: put a price on carbon. Will we seize the opportunity?
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Manatees: Facts About Sea CowsThese ocean-dwelling mammals evolved from ancestors that lived on land!
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Manatees FTW! Sea Cows Escape 'Endangered' StatusThe roly-poly West Indian manatee is doing so well that officials downgraded the species from endangered to threatened.
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Ars Technica
Comcast: We won’t sell browser history, and you can opt out of targeted ads (credit: Comcast) Comcast today said it has "no plans" to sell its customers' individual Web browsing histories, but Comcast can still deliver personalized ads based on its customers' browsing history. Comcast, the nation's largest home Internet provider, said it will continue to offer customers a way to opt out of targeted ads. "We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual Web browsing his
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What’s Coming in the Next Game of Thrones Season? Look at the Clothes Winter is here—and so are a lot of monochromatic outfits. The post What’s Coming in the Next Game of Thrones Season? Look at the Clothes appeared first on WIRED .
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New treatment for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseaseA new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and health care providers has been described in a new report.
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Watch these bees attack a baseball game—then learn why they did it Animals BEES!? Prepare to see a bunch of grown men lying on the ground to avoid some bees. You know you want to.
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Five rad and random things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 5. Five things that'll help you out when you're sick. Read on.
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Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Jason Major Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “ the golden retriever of the solar system ,” and I’m not here to dispute that characterization. But it was a lot easier to think of Saturn as a golden retriever when the planet’s defining hue was, y’know, gold. Not blue. Not electric, alien protomolecule -blue. Some incredible new shots of the atmos
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Why One Powerful Republican Doubts Trump's Climate Policy Less than a month into the Trump administration, Ted Thomas told his colleagues that everything was not as peachy as it may have seemed. “In the past three weeks, to me as a Republican appointed by a Republican governor, I’m not reassured by the progress the Congress and the administration are making,” Thomas said at a meeting of electricity regulators. “If they don’t get it together, we’re going
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Experimental small molecule shows potential in preventing meth relapseNew research from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that the reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit -- 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab -- is that meth takes advantage of the brain's natural learning process.
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Badger filmed burying a whole cow by itself in Utah mountainsAn American badger took five days to bury a calf carcass left at a camera trap by researchers. The behaviour could help cattle ranchers by limiting the spread of disease.
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T-rex-forfader havde sensitiv ansigtshudTyrannosaurernes ansigt var dækket af følsomme skæl, som de bl.a. brugte til redebygning og under parringsforspil.
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Forcing People At Vending Machines To Wait Nudges Them To Buy Healthier Snacks Buy an unhealthy snack and these vending machines take away 25 seconds of your life you'll never get back. Healthy fare drops instantly. Research suggests this "time tax" helps us make better choices. (Image credit: M. Spencer Green/AP)
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Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnectionFeature describes source of the acceleration of a common type of magnetic reconnection.
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Ars Technica
How cloud computing has changed homework time—for parents Enlarge (credit: Geri Lavrov / Getty Images) I can’t put my hands on the thing right now, but I’m pretty sure that the Parenting Manual I was issued when my kids were born deemphasized the importance of keeping up with changes in the way they do things as they grow up. The worksheets and hand-written essays of their younger years have changed into collaborative work done online as they “matured”
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These five tests better predict heart disease riskFive simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists have found.
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Hoverboard Maker Reportedly Sues J.Lo for Failure to Influence As Jennifer Lopez is apparently learning, it’s hard to be a social influencer. TMZ and Variety are both reporting that J.Lo (who will always be “Jenny From the Block” in my heart) has been sued for failing to sufficiently promote a hoverboard brand on Instagram and Twitter. According to the outlets, Sidekick Group Corp claims that it gave Lopez 42 custom hoverboards back in 2015 to use in her Pla
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Five of the Toughest Jobs in International Politics Rex Tillerson got publicly scolded by Turkey’s foreign minister on a visit to the country this week; the newest American secretary of state also runs a massive bureaucracy in which portions of the workforce are suspicious, demoralized, and telling the press about it. All this for a job he says he never really wanted in the first place. But it could be worse. Some of the key roles in international
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The Atlantic
The Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides It’s easy to forget—amid the kicky tap-dancing kitchenware, the twinklingly romantic score, and the swooning waltz in both Disney versions—how strange the central concept of Beauty and the Beast is. Here, presented by the foremost corporate purveyor of children’s entertainment, is essentially a story about a woman who falls in love with an animal. In the 1991 cartoon, the animated Beast’s goofy f
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More brain differences seen between girls, boys with ADHDADHD looks different in the cerebellums of girls and boys with the condition.
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SpaceX Has Reused Its First RocketIn the process, it may have ushered in a new era of more affordable space travel.
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Thyroid Cancer Rates Triple, and Scientists Look for CauseThyroid cancer rates have tripled over the last four decades, a new study finds.
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Best-looking politicians lean right, best-looking scholars lean leftIn politics, Right-leaning politicians are in general physically more attractive, but in academia it is the other way around. A new study argues that Right-leaning politicians are more highly rewarded for attractive looks than Left-leaning politicians.
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Quantum communication: How to outwit noiseQuantum information transfer requires reliable information transfer from one quantum system to the other, which is extremely difficult to achieve. Independently, two research teams have now developed a new quantum communication protocol. This protocol enables reliable quantum communication even under the presence of contaminating noise. Both research groups work with the same basic concept: To mak
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Reliable molecular toggle switch developedNanotechnology constantly allows for new records in miniaturization. Reduction of the dimension of electronic components, however, has physical limits that will be reached soon. Novel materials and components are required. This is where molecular electronics comes in. Scientists have now succeeded in developing a molecular toggle switch that does not only remain in the position selected, but can a
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The Algorithm Expanding the Science of ColorThere is no natural way to place colors in order, and that makes comparing color palettes difficult. One algorithm looks set to change that.
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BlackBerry narrows loss amid focus on servicesBlackBerry said Friday its loss in the past quarter narrowed as it distanced itself further from smartphone making to concentrate on software and services.
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German military to launch cyber commandGermany's armed forces Saturday launch a cyber command, with a status equal to that of the army, navy and air force, meant to shield its IT and weapons systems from attack.
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New global report on food crisis—benchmark for action needed to avoid future disastersDespite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels on 31 March 2017.
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New software tool to provide students with personalized feedback to improve learningResearchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered with five international universities to create a software tool that provides timely and personalized feedback to help students adjust their studying throughout the course.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Hubble's double galaxy gaze: Leda and NGC 4424Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. However, the vast majority of cosmic objects appear in astronomical catalogs and are given rather less poetic names based on the order of their discovery.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Genes associated with Erdheim-Chester disease also linked to cancerNewly identified genes associated with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), an ultra-rare disease, are also linked to cancer, according to a new study by NHGRI researchers. Thus, ECD should be considered a type of cancer and treated by oncologists. A new clinical trial -- enrolling ECD patients now -- will test the use of the drugs dabrafenib and trametinib.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
More reliably predicting what will workA recent study by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) has shown that a more flexible approach to study design can significantly improve the efficiency of preclinical research. Results from this research have been published in the current issue of the journal PLOS Biology.*
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Gizmodo
Japanese Fleet Slaughters 333 Whales in the Name of ‘Science’ Image: Sea Shepherd In a disturbing repeat of last year , Japanese whalers returned to port Friday with the carcasses of 333 minke whales on board. Since 1986, a global moratorium has banned the hunting of whales, but Japan claims the killings are being done for “scientific research.” This is nothing new—Japan has been exploiting this scientific research loophole in the international whaling mora
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Ancient bones reveal girl's tough life in early Americas Teenage mother who lived 12,000 years ago was malnourished but still roamed widely. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21753
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Report: Iran built a guided missile in a drone's body for rebels in Yemen Military Linking these machines is a complicated proxy war, an Iranian drone design, and a production batch of gyroscopes. Research links Iranian manufacture to drone found in Yemen…
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Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study showsA kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to researchers. The findings help explain why sexual activity is associated with UTIs. When it gets into the bladder, the vaginal bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis causes dormant E. coli from a previous infection to start multiplying again, causing another UTI. Gardnerella may also contribute to more serious kidney infection
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Atomic Spins Evade Heisenberg Uncertainty PrincipleNew measurements revise the limits of quantum fuzziness -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Republicans Want to Destroy Our National Parks. It's Up to Us to Save ThemYou can protect our public lands. Here's how -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Popular Science
30 great, science-minded coffee table books Gadgets Decorative books that are beautiful and fascinating. Just like you. 31 scientifically awesome coffee table books. Read on.
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Go Behind The Scenes With Bear Grylls in Virtual Reality! (360 Video) Jump behind the scenes of Bear Grylls's latest Samsung Gear S3 shoot in Black Park near London. This is how he tells a story of survival with the help of Samsung’s smartwatch. For more immersive experiences, head to http://DiscoveryVR.com or download the app for your iPhone or Android device. iPhone: http://apple.co/1Kl14XA Android: http://bit.ly/1Kl1bCy Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Subs
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'Planet Nine' Video Among Winners of Science Visualization AwardsFrom photographs to interactive applications, made by professionals or hobbyists, the Vizzies recognize the best visual representations of scientific research.
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Gizmodo
iOS 10.3 Won't Robocall 911 Anymore Image: AP Apple released iOS 10.3 this week, and in addition to a new file system and a built-in “ Find My AirPods ” app, the new update also fixes a very important bug that could allow assholes to robocall 911. Back in October, 18-year old Meetkumar Desai was arrested after software he allegedly wrote—which allowed iPhones to continuously call 911 over and over again—resulted in attacks that ove
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The last 'caimans' living in SpainSixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia (Spain). Fossils found at the Els Casots site in the Vallès-Penedès Basin confirm not only that these are the most recent remains of the genus in the Iberian Peninsula, but also that temperatures at the time were higher than today's.
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Music therapy reduces pain in spine surgery patientsMusic therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Sex-shifting fish: Growth rate could determine sea lamprey sexUnlike most animals, sea lampreys, an invasive, parasitic species of fish damaging the Great Lakes, could become male or female depending on how quickly they grow, according to a new study.
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Tiny bioengineered blood vessel grafts aid delicate microsurgeriesScientists have been working diligently to create engineered tissue implants to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissue and organs; but their success hinges on the ability to build a sturdy connection linking the implant’s blood vessels and the patient’s existing vasculature. Now researchers have created segments of engineered blood vessels to address this critical issue.
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Gizmodo
Treasury Secretary Apologizes For Asking You to Watch Lego Batman Image: Getty Proving that satire is dead and we live in the dumbest possible universe, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin apologized today for recommending that people go see Lego Batman , a movie he helped produce. Earlier this week, Democratic senator Ron Wyden called for the Office of Government Ethics to investigate Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for promoting the Lego Batman movie in an inte
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Gizmodo
Today's Best Deals: Hard Drive Gold Box, Anker PowerCore Fusion, $1 Dash Buttons, and More Logitech’s Harmony Ultimate remote , $1 Dash buttons , and a huge hard drive sale lead off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Logitech Harmony Ultimate , $170 The Logitech Harmony Ultimate has just about every feature you could ever ask for in a universal remote, and then some, and Amazon’s offering it up for an all-time low $17
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New study: Aggressive breast cancer grows faster in obese environmentIn an abstract that will be presented April 3 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017, UNC Lineberger researchers will report preliminary findings that breast cancer cancer cells grew larger when they were transplanted into fatty, obese tissue.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
New global report on food crisis -- benchmark for action needed to avoid future disastersDespite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels on March 31, 2017.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Hubble's double galaxy gaze: Leda and NGC 4424The vast majority of cosmic objects appear in astronomical catalogs and are given rather less poetic names based on the order of their discovery.
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The Atlantic
Shazam for Mosquitoes It was late on a Friday night, and Haripriya Mukundarajan was trying to record the annoying buzz of a mosquito’s wings. To fight mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, you need to know where they are—which species, in which places. Everything else flows from that. A lot of labor goes into trapping, counting, and identifying the insects, but Mukundarajan figured there might be an easier way. Mosq
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The Atlantic
The FAFSA's Midterm Grade When Marie Groark, the executive director of the Get Schooled Foundation, contacted the California Student Aid Commission in January, she was expecting to hear good news about students completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. That’s not what she got. This past October saw some significant changes to the FAFSA, designed to make it more accurate and easier comp
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Badger Buries Entire Cow | VideoA badger in Utah's Grassy Mountains got busy when it stumbled across a cow carcass that scientists had set out for scavengers in the winter 2016.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Most of Mars' air was 'lost to space'The gas argon tells scientists that the atmosphere at Mars was once as thick as it is on Earth today.
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Gizmodo
What is this Toxic Chemical Scott Pruitt Wants to Keep in Your Food? Image: Benjah-bmm27 /Wikimedia Commons Throw aside your politics for a bit. Government scientists at the EPA concluded that a pesticide sprayed on crops was toxic. A few months later, a new guy comes into the agency , looks at the agency’s petition to ban the substance, and denies it—he decides that, although the substance is poisonous, he’d rather keep spraying crops with it. This should make yo
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Gizmodo
Doomsday Prep For Non-Paranoid People Illustration by Sam Woolley. What’s your nightmare, since November 8th? Perhaps your subconscious, like mine, has reserved 3AM-5AM for an exercise I like to call “Panic Town,” a half-awake, blurry, mental recitation of anything that could go catastrophically wrong for the country, or for you personally, or for...literally anyone. It’s a fun two hours! Then I read the news. Lately, these fear ramb
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Ars Technica
Galaxy S8 face recognition already defeated with a simple picture Enlarge / The Samsung Galaxy S8. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Samsung just recently took the wraps off its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8 . In addition to the super-slim bezels, tall screen, and speedy new Snapdragon 835 (or Exynos 9) processor, the device is also coming with a ton of biometric authentication options. You get a fingerprint reader, iris recognition, and face recognition. With the public's
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Ars Technica
HTC: There will be no escaping ads in VR, either Enlarge Are you upset because the virtual world has generally been lacking the ever-present advertising experiences that infect our everyday lives? Fear not! HTC is now rolling out its own VR ad service to developers on its Viveport platform, intended to "maximize your ad revenue while maintaining a great user experience." Viveport developers can now easily place video ads, banner ads, 360° video
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WIRED
Yup, Rockets Need Insurance, Too. But Way More Than the Feds Think A launch cataclysm could end up costing the federal rocket insurance program way more than it currently estimates. The post Yup, Rockets Need Insurance, Too. But Way More Than the Feds Think appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Destiny 2 Needs to Get a Lot Weirder Than Its First Trailer The sequel is coming this September—but while its new trailer is a fun first look, it's a parade of missed opportunities. The post Destiny 2 Needs to Get a Lot Weirder Than Its First Trailer appeared first on WIRED .
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A young poet tells the story of Darfur | Emtithal MahmoudEmtithal "Emi" Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, "Will you witness me?"
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The Atlantic
Erdogan Is Dividing Turkey Against Itself Since 2003, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a guiding light for the ascendant global class of anti-elite, nationalist, conservative leaders. And all along, he has played the political underdog, rallying support by demonizing those who oppose him. Just weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum that, if passed, would further consolidate his authoritarian grip on the country, he has
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The Atlantic
Spending $1 Million to Get Rid of a Single Bureaucrat Every so often, Californians get distracted from the physical beauty that surrounds us, remember that a state government is nominally under our control, notice a feature that galls us, and stage a populist revolt—for better or worse. Steep increases in property taxes led to Proposition 13. Anxiety over immigration prompted Proposition 187. Power outages and an increase in the vehicle license fee
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The Atlantic
On a Road to Nowhere and Life Under the Stasi: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing North Korea’s Leader Is a Lot of Things—But Irrational Is Not One of Them Anna Fifield | The Washington Post “It’s a relatively common view. World leaders, military chiefs and Hollywood have all painted him as an unhinged maniac. But this is not just wrong, North Korea watchers and dictatorship experts say. It also risks dangerous miscalculation. ‘North Korea has consistently been treated like a
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
A badger can bury a cow by itselfWhile studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, University of Utah biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by itself.
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Live Science
Little Badger Buries Entire Cow — on CameraIt took five days, but this badger got the job done. And it's all captured on video.
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Ars Technica
ISP privacy rules could be resurrected by states, starting in Minnesota Enlarge / Minnesota state capitol building in St Paul. (credit: Getty Images | YangYin) Legislation approved by the Minnesota House and Senate this week would prevent ISPs from collecting personal information without written approval from customers. The quick action came in response to the US House and Senate voting to eliminate nationwide rules that would have forced ISPs to get consent from Ame
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Trackers could unmask dark web users who think they’re anonymousMany dark web services use tracking scripts and resources from regular websites, which could let third parties monitor users who think they are anonymous
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Gravitational waves slow the spin of shape-shifting neutron starA tiny bump on a star could change how it rotates and possibly explain why there seems to be a speed limit for spinning neutron stars
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Gizmodo
Warner Bros. May Have Trouble Exorcising a $900 Million Lawsuit Over The Conjuring The Conjuring series has been haunted by lawsuits for years, and the stakes are only getting higher. Author Gerald Brittle is now seeking $900 million in damages over claims producers lifted from his work about two real life paranormal investigators. His ace in the hole? Recognizing the pair probably made it up. The author of the 1980 book The Demonologist says paranormal investigators Ed and Lor
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Futurity.org
More IVF success when women have insurance Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to become pregnant are more likely to give birth if they have health insurance that covers the procedure. But the main reason is financial rather than medical. For many people, the cost for one IVF procedure is too high to seek a second treatment if the first attempt fails. “It’s a simple and possibly obvious finding, but it highlights the importance of he
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Futurity.org
Fuzzy fibers for rocket engines can take the heat To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibers used to make them should be fuzzy, say researchers. Their “fuzzy fibers” of silicon carbide act like Velcro and stand up to the punishment that materials experience in aerospace applications. The fibers strengthen composites used in advanced rocket engines that have to withstand temperatures up to 1,600 d
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Camera trap catches a badger burying a cowBadgers are known to bury small animals to save them for future eating. Now researchers have caught them caching something much bigger: young cows.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
A badger can bury a cow by itself: Study observes previously unknown caching behaviorWhile studying scavenger behavior in Utah's Great Basin Desert, University of Utah biologists observed an American badger do something that no other scientists had documented before: bury an entire calf carcass by itself.
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Science | The Guardian
Can you dig it? Badger captured on camera burying cow In an astonishing display of digging prowess, an American badger has been seen completely burying a calf carcass several times bigger than itself An American badger has been captured burying the carcass of a cow – a previously unrecorded behaviour – in an astonishing display of the creature’s digging prowess. The images were taken by camera traps set up by researchers who had left seven calf carc
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io9 New Details on the Comics That Will Inspire the Batgirl Movie | Compete Magic: The Gathering’s H io9 New Details on the Comics That Will Inspire the Batgirl Movie | Compete Magic: The Gathering ’s Head Designer Has A Damn Hard Job | Jalopnik LaFerrari Could Be Crushed After Rich Dipshit Tried To Smuggle It Into South Africa Twice | Lifehacker Doomsday Prep For Non-Paranoid People |
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Big Think
This Nonprofit is Enabling Doctors to Write Prescriptions for Healthy FoodIt is a sad reality that in one of the richest nations in the world 60 million people struggle to put healthy food on the table. As of 2010, diet has surpassed smoking as the leading cause of death and disease in the U.S., which results in $500 billion a year spent on diet related illnesses. In ... Read More
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Ingeniøren
Fjernvarmeselskaber: Sænk elafgiften, hvis ikke spildvarme fra datacentre skal gå tabtEn foreslåede fast afgift på overskudsvarme kan gå hårdt ud over fjernvarmeprojekter med Facebook og Apple. Fjernvarmeselskaber peger på reduktion af elafgiften, hvis økonomien skal holde.
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Ikea lancerer ‘smartlys’Ikea har fået smartlys i varesortimentet -
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Used SpaceX Rocket Launches Satellite, Then Lands in Historic First ReflightElon Musk says reusing expensive orbit-class boosters will mean “a huge revolution in spaceflight” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global
Vaccine Skeptics Gather in D.C. to Lobby, ProtestBuoyed by Pres. Trump, advocates are pressing for a new safety commission -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Meet the fish with the heroin-like biteResearch reveals the toxic secret behind the fang blenny's pain-free bite.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
NASA observations reshape basic plasma wave physicsWhen NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale—or MMS—mission was launched, the scientists knew it would answer questions fundamental to the nature of our universe—and MMS hasn't disappointed. A new finding, presented in a paper in Nature Communications, provides observational proof of a 50-year-old theory and reshapes the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave. The r
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WIRED
Step Inside a Saudi Rehab Prison for Jihadists Government officials embrace a unique method of reform. The post Step Inside a Saudi Rehab Prison for Jihadists appeared first on WIRED .
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Paleo Profile: Isabel Berry's DinosaurThis many-toothed dinosaur was found with remnants of its last meal still inside -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo
How to Drink Wine the Right Way, According to Science Illustration: Elena Scotti/Gizmodo/GMG, photos via Shutterstock Wine is spoiled grape juice. It’s old squished grapes mixed with yeast that get you drunk. But lots of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as the kinds of mo
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Gizmodo
This Insane Blu-ray Box Set Just Might Be the Ultimate 1980s B-Movie Horror Collection Detail from the Ghoulies poster, which unfortunately cuts off the tag line “They’ll get you in the end!” Image: Full Moon I know there are Trancers fans out there. Ghoulies , too (and Ghoulies 2). The studio that brought you these and other awesome/terrible horror movies throughout the VHS days of the 1980s, Empire Pictures, is unleashing a 15-disc, 18-film box set later this spring. RIP to all y
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Researchers improve vbectors for delivering hFVIII gene therapy to treat Hemophilia AA new study examined 42 combinations of promoters and enhancers for human factor VIII (hFVIII) gene expression to identify the optimal adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy delivery vector constructs to take forward into development.
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Tories cut labor lead in London to three pointsNew poll from Queen Mary University of London and YouGov.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
NASA observations reshape basic plasma wave physicsWith the help of MMS, NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave.
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Annual report to the nation: Cancer death rates continue to declineOverall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
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Time delays in vending machines prompt healthier snack choicesPreventive medicine experts at Rush University Medical Center have discovered that delaying access to tempting, high-calorie foods and snacks in vending machines potentially can shift people's choices to purchase less desired, but healthier snack options.
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Waves on sun give NASA new insight into space weather forecastingNew research has uncovered a mechanism, similar to one that occurs on Earth, which may allow new insights into forecasting space weather and activity on the sun.
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The Atlantic
An Approach to Delaying Gratification: Time Barriers If you were in a hospital staring at a scan of your chest, and the radiologist was pointing to a bulbous aneurysm, and you could shrink it immediately by surrendering a breakfast pastry, most people would. But when the pastry is right there in front of you and the aneurysm is remote and hypothetical, we eat pastries for breakfast. There’s a concept in behavioral economics called temporal discount
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The Atlantic
Banning Toys and Financing Religion: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories Education After Escaping Abduction Brenna Daldorph | PRI Much has been written about the Chibok girls, the 276 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok in northern Nigeria who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014. … However, there’s another group of those Chibok girls we’ve heard less about—those who managed to escape the night of the abduction. Mary, Glory, and Ladi are three such girls. Eve
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Using platinum-molybdenum carbide to catalytically release hydrogen to power a fuel cell(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in China and the U.S. has developed a way to use platinum–molybdenum carbide to catalytically release hydrogen from methanol and water to power a hydrogen fuel cell. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes the new method to produce hydrogen for possible use in a fuel cell.
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Anker's PowerCore Fusion Is a Battery Pack and a Wall Charger - Get It For $20 [Exclusive] Anker PowerCore Fusion , $20 with code KINJFUSN One of the newest members of Anker’s insanely popular PowerCore battery pack family pulls double duty as a USB wall charger , and you can get one for an all-time low $20 with promo code KINJFUSN. I played around with the PowerCore Fusion when it first launched, and loved it, mostly for the fact that it’s the only Anker battery pack that you can char
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Indeklimaet på skolerne: En sløvende cocktailEt højt CO2-niveau er indikator for luftforurening med mange andre stoffer, der gør det sværere for elever og lærere at koncentrere sig.
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Kronik: Overskudsvarmeafgiften er ikke noget problem
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Træt af dit job? Her er fem grunde til at holde ud lidt endnu 31. marts er erklæret som International Quit Your Crappy Job Day, men der kan være gode grunde til at holde dit job ud, mens du søger efter et nyt, siger karriererådgiver i IDA Morten Esmann. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/traet-dit-job-her-fem-grunde-at-holde-ud-lidt-endnu-7370 Jobfinder
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When it comes to biological populations, expect the unexpectedMore than three decades of data on the physical, chemical and biological variables in 11 Midwestern lakes show that while lake temperatures and nutrient concentrations rise within relatively expected ranges, biological organisms achieve high population extremes.
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Mice have invaded our homes since before farming Hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East long before the advent of agriculture. Their creation of more permanent homes altered the ecological balance in ways that allowed the common house mouse to flourish, research shows. “The research provides the first evidence that, as early as 15,000 years ago, humans were living in one place long enough to impact local animal communities
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Ars Technica
Android handsets could have soft-button fingerprint sensors by year-end Enlarge Fingerprint sensors are one of the most popular ways to unlock your devices today, particularly your smartphone. Synaptics is adding to its line of fingerprint sensors to offer more possibilities to OEMs for clever material and placement use of its sensors. The company just announced the new FS4600 family of Natural ID fingerprint sensors that's scheduled for sampling by the end of Q2 201
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performanceA recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance, in particular photostability. The research team envisions that this method and platform will significantly contribute to accelerate the commercialization of PCSs.
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Can you prevent rows about household tasks? Even among couples who share housework and parenting, subtler inequities persist In her new book Drop The Ball , a manifesto for women juggling jobs and an unequal share of the burden at home, Tiffany Dufu describes a phenomenon I’d never previously seen given a name: “imaginary delegation”. This is the all-too-familiar relationship pattern whereby you see (or just think of) some household task t
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Panda personality traits may play a significant part in breeding successIt's an established fact that compatibility is important to humans when picking a mate—but conservationists have discovered that Homo sapiens aren't the only species where well-matched personalities may make or break a relationship. According to a study published in Biological Conservation, an international peer-reviewed journal in the discipline of conservation biology, personality traits may pla
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Tell Nature: Are you going to the March for Science? People are set to march in more than 420 cities on 22 April. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21756
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Risky alcohol consumption can increase at time of retirementEvery tenth employee increases their alcohol consumption to risky levels at the time of retirement from full-time employment. However, the increase seems to be temporary as risky drinking often decreases during the retirement. For most pensioners, alcohol consumption remains below the risk levels before and after retirement. The results of the new Finnish study were published in the esteemed Addic
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Antibody is effective against radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosisRadiation therapy of the lungs often leads to irreversible connective-tissue changes that cause functional impairments in the pulmonary tissue. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to prevent, and even reverse this process in mice using an antibody.
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Hair testing shows high prevalence of new psychoactive substance useIn the study, hair samples from 80 young adults outside of NYC nightclubs and dance festivals, were tested for 82 drugs and metabolites (including NPS) using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
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Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systemsResearchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the University of Sydney's Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology have made a breakthrough achieving radio frequency signal control at sub-nanosecond time scales on a chip-scale optical device.
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How best to stir a steel furnace, and beat corrosionTwo steel research projects led by Swansea University—a better way to tackle corrosion, and more efficient use of furnaces—are on a list of only eleven awards, across all subjects and the whole UK, bestowed last night (30 March) by the Royal Society, one of the world's most prestigious scientific organisations.
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Watching SpaceX’s historic relaunch and landing of a used rocketHundreds gathered last night to watch SpaceX attempt to launch and land an orbital rocket that had already been used – a first in space history. Amy Thompson joined the crowds
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Late Minoan tombs points way to early European migrationResearchers at the University of Huddersfield have visited Rethymnon in Crete, to collect samples from the late Bronze Age Necropolis of Armenoi, one of the world's finest archaeological sites. DNA analysis of the ancient skeletal remains could provide fresh insights into the origins of European civilisation.
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The LG G6 Is Too Damn Simple All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo It’s hard to stand out in the smartphone world, especially if your phone doesn’t do anything unique. LG knows this and has never shied away from trying new ideas. It was one of the first companies to make use of curved screens , and last year, it released an insane smartphone with a “ magic slot ” that let you plug in accessories, including a camera and a speaker. T
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A system based on data science to predict student dropoutsThere is currently a 30 percent student dropout rate in Europe, according to Education at a Glance (EAG). In Spain, these figures are between the 25 percent and 29 percent. In order to create a tool to assess and improve academic performance and reduce these levels, a team of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science has published an article in the journal PLoS ONE that presents a data analy
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Archaeogenetic findings unlock ancestral origins of SardiniansThe island of Sardinia is remarkable for the fact that an exceptionally high proportion of the population is seemingly descended from people who have occupied it since the Neolithic and Bronze Age, between 8,000 and 2,000 years ago. For centuries after that, they had little interaction with mainland Europe.
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Functionalizing unactivated alkanes using reactions based on catalysts made from more-abundant materials(Phys.org)—A team of chemists at the University of California has developed a cheaper way to functionalize unactivated alkanes (hydrocarbons such as ethane, methane and propane) by using much more abundant catalysts. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the reaction design they created that overcomes prior challenges related to high-energy reactivity profiles.
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Color Me Sad: Crayola Retires 'Dandelion' CrayonCrayola announces the retirement of an iconic crayon color.
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Vehicles, not farms, are likely source of smog-causing ammoniaAgriculture has long been blamed for smog-causing ammonia in the atmosphere, but vehicle tailpipes actually are a more important source of ammonia's contribution to the haze that hovers over big cities, according to new research by a team including Princeton engineers.
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Nineteen miles up, experiment reveals Earth microbes' likely fate on MarsUnderstanding the limits on what microbial life can endure is important for preventing contamination of the Red Planet with terrestrial microbes when our human and robotic explorers arrive. It's also necessary for avoiding false positives from organisms we may have brought with us, when searching for life beyond our own planet. One of the fundamental questions that NASA aims to answer is whether M
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New DNA research shows true migration route of early farming in Europe 8,000 years ago, correcting previous theoriesA new article co-authored by experts at the University of Huddersfield bolsters a theory that the spread of agriculture throughout Europe followed migration into the Mediterranean from the Near East more than 13,000 years ago – thousands of years earlier than widely believed.
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Biochemical superglue opens new approach to vaccine developmentAn Oxford University spinout company is developing a molecular superglue for the rapid development of vaccines targeting a range of diseases.
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Policy changes are needed to address over-consumptionAlthough the major objective of the liquor, food and associated industries is to optimise profits, that is, to sell as much food and alcohol as possible, their success can create serious health risks and burdens for consumers.
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Scientists go out on a limb to study tree-climbing land snailsLand snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry? Associate Professor Ikuyo Saeki from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and her colleagues from Hokkaido University and other institutions, have performed
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When India collided with Asia to form the Himalayan mountains?When and how India started to collide with Asia? This scientific question has been vigorously debated for half a century. Researchers from China and Italy recently constrained with unprecedented accuracy and precision the onset of the India-Asia collision as middle Palaeocene in age (59±1 million years ago), with no evidence of significant diachroneity from the western Himalaya to southern Tibet.
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Gizmodo
How to Hide Online Better Than the Director of the FBI Image: Cliff Owen/Associated Press Until yesterday, FBI chief James Comey seemed like a pretty savvy internet user. The guy knows that you’re supposed to cover your webcam with tape to hide from the NSA and WhatsApp is a fantastic way to communicate securely— even if he hates you for using it . But when the numbnuts set out to make a series of secret social profiles online, he elected to use the
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Mummified CAT scan—new technologies and ancient objectsA mummified, ancient, Egyptian cat is among a host of artefacts from the University of Aberdeen museums' collections that have been captured using 3-D imaging software so they can be shared around the world.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Scientists go out on a limb to study tree-climbing land snailsLand snails are generally believed to be ground-dwelling creatures, preferring dark and humid places, like the forest floor, or a suburban garden. So why do we find some species of snails in the tops of trees, where it is relatively light and dry? Associate Professor Ikuyo Saeki from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and her colleagues from Hokkaido University and other institutions, have performed
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WIRED
Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming A new supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research gets to work studying climate and solar flares—and prepares for a bunch of new neighbors. The post Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming appeared first on WIRED .
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Surprise: Trillions of Insects MigrateSurprising data show many species make annual treks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systemsA breakthrough enabling very fast tunable delay lines on chip should facilitate bandwidth affecting the 10 billion mobile devices connected to the wireless network. The ability to provide broader bandwidth instantaneously to more users in the future will be part of the solution to the bottleneck faced by wireless networks worldwide, with applications ranging from more efficient radars to detect at
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Bursting the bubble: solution to the kirchhoff-plateau problemResearchers solve a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning flexible loops.
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Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performanceA new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, finds key to produce perovskite solar cells that display both high efficiency (21.2%) and long-term stability (1,000 hours of light exposure).
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Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar powerInspired by the western Swordfern, a groundbreaking prototype could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.The new type of electrode could boost the capacity of existing integrable storage technologies by 3000 per cent.
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Egg-sitting glassfrogs create safe exit for tadpolesGlassfrogs may be somewhat see-through, but they have still managed to a hide an important secret--they are dedicated mothers and fathers that invest time in brooding their eggs. Smithsonian scientists documented previously unknown parental-care behavior using detailed observations of 40 species of glassfrogs in Central and South America. Their discovery rewrites assumptions about how caregiving e
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What factors influence a patient's intent to get colorectal cancer screening?A patient's confidence in their ability to schedule, plan for and properly conduct their part in colorectal screening methods is a key factor that predicts whether they intend to be tested, according to new research from Penn State College of Medicine. The findings suggest that educating patients could improve screening rates.
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Panda personality traits may play a significant part in breeding successAccording to a study published in Biological Conservation, an international peer-reviewed journal in the discipline of conservation biology, personality traits may play a large part in the mating behaviors of the giant panda--and breeding successes or failures may depend on whether a bear's disposition is complementary to that of its prospective mate.
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Gizmodo
New Details on the Comics That Will Inspire the Batgirl Movie Yes, there are really already rumors about who’s been cast as Barbara Gordon. More speculation on the future of the Star Wars Story spinoffs. Could a Rogue One location play an important role in The Last Jedi ? Plus, get a look at Molly Ringwald on Riverdale , and new footage from Arrow ’s return. Behold, Spoilers! Batgirl Following on from reports yesterday that Joss Whedon is in talks to write,
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England skal betale 850 millioner i forlig for nedlukning af atomkraftværkerFejl i kontrakter vedrørende nedlukning og rensning af atomare lokaliteter koster den britiske regering 850 millioner kroner. Labour finder det dybt uprofessionelt.
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NASA Mars Probe Completes 50,000th Red Planet OrbitNASA's sharp-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has now circled the Red Planet 50,000 times.
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Week in Review: March 27?31European Patent Office greenlights CRISPR patent; scientists reconsider a cancer drug target; NIH accepts preprints in grant applications; MERS drug developers test antibodies; experts weigh the risks and benefits of whole-exome sequencing for healthy people
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More middle-aged men taking steroids to look younger Experts warn about growing number of men in their 40s and 50s taking drugs to fight signs of ageing and boost sex drive Growing numbers of middle-aged men are turning to anabolic steroids to make themselves look and feel more youthful and boost their sexual performance, experts say. Related: Spiralling anabolic steroid use leaves UK facing health timebomb, experts warn Continue reading...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Designing sensors to detect foreign bodies in foodResearchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the Navarre-based company Anteral S.L. have designed a novel system of sensors to improve quality control in the food sector and based on terahertz technology. These devices enable foreign bodies, such as metals, paper, insects, plastic or glass to be detected in food along a production line, and pathogenic microorganisms to be identifie
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The Download, Mar 31, 2017: Mr Musk’s Reused Rocket, AI’s Thorny Ethics, and Tadpole Eye TransplantsThe most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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These 5 tests better predict heart disease riskFive simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found.
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Ars Technica
We may have just witnessed the dawn of truly commercial spaceflight SpaceX Elon Musk had himself a day Thursday. For the first time in history, his company launched a fully reusable first stage of an orbital rocket. Then, for good measure, SpaceX landed that rocket for a second time on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Finally—because why not, when you're on a roll—he attempted to safely return the $6 million payload fairing at the top of the rocket. Even that
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BPA may nudge breast cancer cells to grow The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, according to research that reveals a potential mechanism for how the disease grows. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal and fastest-growing form of breast cancer and quickly develops resistance to treatments. A new study shows that bisphenol A increases the cell signaling pathway kno
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Why People Trophy Hunt: Unpacking the Psychology of Status—and Shame. Human beings are the only predator that kills large, rare and dangerous animals—with often no interest in eating them. submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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Ny 80'er-komedie er ren fiktion: Elbilen er over 100 år gammelI filmen Dan Dream vil hovedpersonerne bygge verdens første elbil i 1980'ernes Danmark. Men verdens første elbil blev faktisk bygget i 1890’erne.
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Does bad weather affect student performance in school?All schools in south-east Queensland, and many in northern New South Wales, have been closed following tropical cyclone Debbie, which hit the area this week causing large-scale destruction.
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Ars Technica
Anti-climate science think tank trying to get textbooks into US schools Enlarge (credit: Jinx McCombs ) Even as the federal government did its best to pretend that climate change didn't exist, the push against it expanded out into the school system this week. The state legislature in Idaho removed mention of climate change from its science education standards, even as a "think" tank sent school teachers copies of a text that promotes a plethora of non-scientific idea
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"Music for Wood and Strings" | Sō PercussionSō Percussion creates adventurous compositions with new, unconventional instruments. Performing "Music for Wood and Strings" by Bryce Dessner of The National, the quartet plays custom-made dulcimer-like instruments that combine the sound of an electric guitar with the percussionist's toolkit to create a hypnotic effect.
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Researchers find new genetic links underlying progressively blinding eye diseaseResearchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at Case Western University, Duke University, the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere, have identified three novel genomic loci -- distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes -- linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent herita
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House Votes to Limit EPA Decision MakingThe “HONEST” Act, passed by the House this week, would restrict the nature of the research that can inform new regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt overrules the agency’s previous recommendation on chlorpyrifos.
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Image of the Day: Personnel EffectsCuts to federal science funding could significantly impact undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers.
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Tom Price Defends the Trump Administration?s Proposed Cuts at NIHThe secretary of Health and Human Services argued that the biomedical research-supporting agency’s budget includes unnecessary expenses.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducingHumans are visual creatures. Objects we call "beautiful" or "aesthetic" are a crucial part of our humanity. Even the oldest known examples of rock and cave art served aesthetic rather than utilitarian roles. Although aesthetics is often regarded as an ill-defined vague quality, research groups like mine are using sophisticated techniques to quantify it – and its impact on the observer.
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Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests In the gray half-light of dawn, eight figures creep through the dry pine forest near Quincy, California. Seven of them wear camo uniforms bearing the logos of various government agencies: U.S. Forest Service, National Guard, California Fish & Wildlife, Plumas County Sheriff. Most have blackened faces and assault rifles at the ready. An 11-year-old Belgian Malinois named Phebe and her K9 handler l
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Today's News: March 31 —The EU’s draft on Brexit talks propose a “phased approach,” suggesting talks on a trade deal with the U.K. can begin once there’s enough progress on a financial settlement. —Mike Flynn offers to be interviewed in exchange for immunity from prosecution, the Wall Street Journal and other are reporting. More here —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Daylight
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Big Little Trust Funds “Why don’t many people like talking about money?” a recent wondering on the Q&A site Quora reads. Answers include observations like “money is a very personal thing” and “money is how we measure each other, how we keep score, which makes the subject uncomfortable for most people, especially when we feel we don’t measure up favorably.” The insights are accurate, but their premise might be ever more
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The Atlantic
The Prince of Oversight When Donald Trump’s now-notorious Access Hollywood tape first leaked in October last year, Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz reacted to the news the way he usually does—he got himself in front of a camera, and fast. Within hours after the story broke, he was on the set of Salt Lake City’s Fox 13 News, declaring, “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president.” Cha
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I Ran George W. Bush’s EPA—and Trump’s Cuts to the Agency Would Endanger Lives Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, described the administration’s new spending proposal as a “hard-power budget,” and by design it echoes President Trump’s top campaign priorities—namely, national security. But to create additional funding for defense programs and immigration enforcement, the budget would cut funding to the Environmental Protection A
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The Seductive Nostalgia of the Picnic Once upon a time, every meal was a picnic. Then people got roofs and things. MORE FROM OUR PARTNERS How the Diving Bell Opened the Ocean's Depths The Still-Misunderstood Shape of the Clitoris The Hidden History of the Laundry Chute Eventually, they set about inventing an occasion to revisit that rustic past. The industrial age transformed the al fresco repast into an escape from the strictures of
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Tool for detecting publication bias goes under spotlight Funnel plots are a popular tool in spotting when scientists in a field leave out negative study results, but one researcher says the method is flawed. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21728
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WIRED
Typeshift Enlightens Word Nerds With Masterful Game Design The latest from smartphone smart-game guru Zach Gage is an addictive riff on crosswords and a master class in smart game design. The post Typeshift Enlightens Word Nerds With Masterful Game Design appeared first on WIRED .
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Boeing’s Test Protocol for New Planes Is as Brutal As You’d Hope Today will be easy. Tomorrow, not so much. The post Boeing's Test Protocol for New Planes Is as Brutal As You'd Hope appeared first on WIRED .
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Live Science
Ghost of the Tasmanian Tiger: Scientists Investigate SightingsIs Australia's extinct thylacine not extinct after all?
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Futurity.org
Does gum disease boost death risk after menopause? Gum disease and tooth loss may be associated with a higher risk of death among postmenopausal women, according to a new study. The research also links loss of all natural teeth with an increased risk of death, but not an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and connective tissue surrounding the teeth, affects nearly two-thirds of
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How understanding animals can help us make the most of artificial intelligenceEvery day countless headlines emerge from myriad sources across the globe, both warning of dire consequences and promising utopian futures – all thanks to artificial intelligence. AI "is transforming the workplace," writes the Wall Street Journal, while Fortune magazine tells us that we are facing an "AI revolution" that will "change our lives." But we don't really understand what interacting with
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How Not to Protect Your Privacy Online Image: Gizmodo Privacy advocates across the country let out a collective sob this week when Congress dismantled a set of Obama-era internet privacy rules. In effect, the Republicans just gave big telecom companies unfettered access to your browsing history and will even let ISPs sell that data for profit . As we’ve argued before: this sucks. There are ways to cope. Running a virtual private netwo
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'Footballing' tortoise Bubba is online hitA film of Bubba the "football playing" tortoise has clocked up millions of views after it was posted online.
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Gizmodo
9 More Horrific April Fools' Day Pranks of the 19th Century A cigarette card produced by the American Tobacco Company in 1901 showing a young boy writing “April 1st” on a man’s jacket (New York Public Library Digital Collections) Love it or hate it, April Fools’ Day is pretty tame in the 21st century. Krispy Kreme tells you it’s changing its name to Krispy Cream or something and you’re supposed to be “tricked.” Then everybody rolls their eyes and goes on
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Why is Texas shaking?Almost a decade ago, the ground around the densely populated Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex started shaking. As the frequency and intensity of earthquakes increased in a region poorly prepared for the seismic activity, the risk became a priority for the state.
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Mutant protein sheds lights on viral propagationSome genetic mutations can cause a virus to flourish. Others make the virus wither away, unable to function normally and reproduce. Yet other genetic mutations only show their hand under certain conditions.
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How did the proton get its spin?Calculating a proton's spin used to be an easy college assignment. In fact, Carl Gagliardi remembers answering that question when he was a physics graduate student in the 1970s. But the real answer turned out not to be simple at all. Even Gagliardi's "right" response was disproven by experiments a few years later that turned the field upside-down.
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Science | The Guardian
Lab notes: baby, love me like a T rex Well, big in all sense of the word is the news that the discovery of a new member of the tyrannosaur family has revealed that these fearsome dinosaurs had sensitive snouts that they may have enjoyed rubbing together while mating . It’s a sweet mental picture, no? Anyway, canoodling carnivores aside, there have been some really exciting breakthroughs this week, including the amazing neuroprostheti
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How scientists should communicate their work in a post-truth eraIt's not an easy time for scientists to talk to the wider public. The US president, Donald Trump, has called global warming "bullshit" and a "Chinese hoax". In the UK, leave campaigner and MP Michael Gove famously declared that people "have had enough of experts". But now UK MPs have published a report arguing that there should greater backing for public dialogue and engagement with science.
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Measuring acceleration with lightMost people have never seen an accelerometer—a device that measures change in velocity—and wouldn't know where to look. Yet accelerometers have become essential to modern life, from controlling automobile airbags, to earthquake monitoring, inertial navigation for spaceflight, aircraft, and autonomous vehicles, and keeping the screen image rotated the right way on cell phones and tablets, among oth
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Gizmodo
Store All of Your Photos, Movies, and Even PS4 Games With Amazon's One-Day Hard Drive Sale Whether you’re backing up your computer, storing a massive movie collection, or need a big drive to hold all of your Xbox One and PS4 games, you can find a storage solution on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Inside , you’ll find portable hard drives, desktop externals (which require a power cord), NAS enclosures, bare disks, and more, all marked down to great low prices. I suspect most of you wi
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A method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundingsProf Dr Dorothea Kolossa and Mahdie Karbasi from the research group Cognitive Signal Processing at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundings. The results of their experiments are more precise than those gained through the standard methods applied hitherto. They might thus facilitate the development process of hearing aids. The
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A new approach to amplifying DNAAnalyzing DNA is useful for a number of vital applications. This includes diagnosis and monitoring of diseases, identification of criminals, and studying the function of a targeted segment of DNA. However, methods used for analyses often require more DNA than may be available in a typical sample. 'Therefore, amplification is necessary, but not always straightforward. The most widely used amplifica
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Researchers solve a mathematical problem illustrated by soap films spanning flexible loopsOften used for children's fun, soap bubbles are delicate, light-reflecting films that typically last just a few seconds before bursting. But beyond their value to entertain, soap bubbles are physical examples of the rich mathematical problem of minimal surfaces; they assume the shape of the least surface area possible, containing a given volume. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and
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Jaw-dropping—so how does a snake eat a man?The news that a man was swallowed whole by a snake on an Indonesian island leaves more than an uncomfortable lump in the throat. Images that can't be unseen – including a six-minute video of the snake being sliced open to unveil a fully-clothed, very dead human in its stomach – fuel the horror movie hysteria.
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Cloud, backup and storage devices—how best to protect your dataWe are producing more data than ever before, with more than 2.5 quintillion bytes produced every day, according to computer giant IBM. That's a staggering 2,500,000,000,000 gigabytes of data and it's growing fast.
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16 læger fik frataget autorisation i 2016Et styrket tilsyn af sundhedspersoner har betydet en stigning af antallet, der har fået frataget sin autorisation til at arbejde. 16 læger mistede sin autorisation i 2016.
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Shell unveils giant new high-tech research lab in IndiaOil giant Shell opened Friday a high-tech research hub in southern India that is hoping to pioneer the green energy of the future, including ways to transform farm and city waste into clean fuel.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Glassfrogs show surprising diversity of parental strategiesLaid on leaves hanging over streams in tropical rainforests, glassfrog eggs are tasty snacks for snakes, insects and other predators until they hatch and drop into the streams to begin life as tadpoles. Until recently, biologists thought the eggs of most species were on their own during this vulnerable stage, without any help from mom or dad. In just a few species, fathers were known to care for t
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
'Forest mobilisation:' Unlocking Europe's wood energy potentialIncreasing the woody biomass supply sustainably, continuously and at acceptable prices is a huge challenge
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Tiny frogs face a troubled future in New Guinea's tropical mountainsAt night, the mountain forests of New Guinea come alive with weird buzzing and beeping calls made by tiny frogs, some no bigger than your little fingernail.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Swimming around the CampfireAn undersea encounter with manta rays off Hawaii’s Big Island balances tourism with the need to protect animals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED
Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain These companies are applying the Silicon Valley playbook to neuroscience. The post Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain appeared first on WIRED .
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Nationwide study shows emerging leptospirosis strainMassey University researchers have found that a strain of leptospirosis may be more frequent in New Zealand dairy herds than first thought, posing public health concerns for farmers, veterinarians and dairy workers.
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Live Science
Was Chuck Berry a Lone Genius?Here's a look back at Chuck Berry's musical life and how a friend may have helped him write his music.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Sun's UV light helped spark lifeHigh energy, ultraviolet radiation from the Sun is a known to hazard to life, yet the energy provided by our star has played an important role as the essential driver of life on Earth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Research suggests Brexit likely to increase modern slavery in the UKTheresa May's historic signing of Article 50 looks set to be her lasting legacy as Prime Minister. Unfortunately, it is also likely to derail her other signature policy on modern slavery. Our research suggests Brexit could increase modern slavery in the UK.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Knowledge is not always power when it comes to bumblebeesResearch from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway has found that being smart does not necessarily mean you are bringing home the most bacon, if you are a bumble bee at least.
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WIRED
Silicon Valley’s Plot to Reinvent the Dreaded Conference Call Meetings have always been torture. But now the tech industry is threatening to make them work. The post Silicon Valley's Plot to Reinvent the Dreaded Conference Call appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Hey Tech Giants: How About Action on Diversity, Not Just Reports? Maybe the best way to show commitment to change is to actually change. The post Hey Tech Giants: How About Action on Diversity, Not Just Reports? appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain These companies are applying the Silicon Valley playbook to neuroscience. The post Elon Musk Isn’t the Only One Trying to Computerize Your Brain appeared first on WIRED .
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NYT > Science
Trilobites: Under a Flashlight, a Eureka Moment About FrogsTwo researchers discovered that established knowledge about how glass frogs cared for their eggs was wrong.
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10,000 turtle hatchlings released back into the wildFantastic news for turtle conservation as thousands of olive ridley turtle hatchlings start their tough journey into adulthood with a little help from some friends.
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The rise of social impact investingGovernments, communities and industries are grappling with issues such as climate change, inequality and social justice – and how to mobilise more funding to tackle these issues. One possible solution is impact investing.
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Live Science
Back to the '50s? Many Teens Say Man Should Be in Charge at HomeToday's high school seniors believe in gender equality at work, but are becoming more traditional in their beliefs about home life.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Glassfrogs show surprising diversity of parental strategiesNew research from Boston University has found that in many species glassfrog mothers brood their eggs during the night the eggs are fertilized, and that this care improves the survival of the eggs, while in almost a third of species glassfrog fathers stay on guard for much longer periods.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Rampant use of antibacterial nanosilver is a resistance riskResearchers at the University of Technology Sydney warn that the broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness of silver is being put at risk by the widespread and inappropriate expansion of nanosilver use in medical and consumer goods.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
'Political chameleons' conform to avoid discomfortAround one group of people, he seems to be a Democrat. Around another, a Republican. In yet another, a Libertarian. He's a political chameleon, someone who engages in a type of social shape-shifting in order to blend in with those he is surrounded by, and his behavior is not unusual, according to researchers at William & Mary.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Applying to college—more information could mean big opportunities for low-income studentsWhen admissions officers know more about their high schools, students from low-income backgrounds have a much better chance of getting into selective colleges, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Education have found.
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New Scientist - News
Video projector creates augmented reality with no bulky headsetA new product called Lightform uses a standard projector to superimpose animations on surrounding objects, so any surface can act like a screen
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Innovative software converts Wi-Fi data into energy savingsFor the first time in Canada, a University of British Columbia engineer has found a way to use Wi-Fi to determine the number of building occupants and adjust ventilation accordingly – saving energy without sacrificing air quality.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Reinventing metal 3-D printing with new direct writing processMetal 3-D printing has enormous potential to revolutionize modern manufacturing. However, the most popular metal printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations. Parts produced using selective laser melting (SLM) and other powder-based metal techniques often end up with gaps or defects caused by a variety of factors.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Trump's entry ban on refugees will increase human vulnerability and insecurity, expert saysIn the wake of President Donald Trump's travel ban—which blocks refugees from entering the United States for 120 days and halts the issuance of new visas to people from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Syria—the plight of refugees fleeing war in places like Syria has come into renewed focus.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New electron microscope sees more than an imageThe electron microscope, a powerful tool for science, just became even more powerful, with an improvement developed by Cornell physicists. Their electron microscope pixel array detector (EMPAD) yields not just an image, but a wealth of information about the electrons that create the image and, from that, more about the structure of the sample.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Set strawberry alarm clock for post-apple bloomGrowers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new research.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Warped reality—virtual trip to hyperbolic spaceMath just met "warp drive" in a virtual reality headset to transport anyone who dons the visor to a reality twisted by hyperbolic geometry. The program was co-created by Sabetta Matsumoto, a physicist and applied mathematician at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a visual aid to researchers exploring geometries that deviate from the everyday norm.
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Ars Technica
Decrypted: The Expanse: “We can not afford to be enemies anymore” Enlarge / Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper. (credit: Rafy/Syfy) One of our favorite things about The Expanse is the way that—unlike many an epic TV show—it doesn't string out the plot needlessly. Season two is drawing to a conclusion, and things are moving along. On Earth, Gunny Draper is in trouble with her Martian higher-ups, and the feeling is probably mutual following the way Private Travis was
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Light-absorbing particles identified in environmental chamber experimentsUbiquitous yet mysterious. Light-absorbing, carbon-containing particles, also known as brown carbon, are prevalent in the atmosphere yet highly variable. Scientists are working to fill in knowledge gaps in how they form, their chemical properties, and how much light they absorb.
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Latest Headlines | Science News
For glass frogs, moms matter after allBrief but important maternal care may have evolved before the elaborate egg-tending of glass frog dads.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Q&A: Why the President's Executive Order Will Not Help the Climate or EconomyJeffrey Sachs, a leading expert on economic development, says the president’s latest energy directive is misguided -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian
Is it socially acceptable to challenge climate denial? | Adam Corner A new study found people were less likely to want to become friends with those who confronted climate sceptics. How can we overcome these attitudes? When does a social attitude become morally unacceptable enough that it is OK to challenge and confront it? That is the question that motivated a new study conducted at the University of Exeter in which participants were given descriptions of people b
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Ingeniøren
Nye regler kan gøre det urentabelt at udnytte spildvarme fra datacentreEn ensretning af afgifterne på overskudsvarme er én af flere anbefalinger i nye afgiftsanalyse. Men forslaget kan gøre det dyrere at udnytte spildvarmen fra datacentre.
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Science | The Guardian
This is it: the one true explanation for Donald Trump's victory Everyone’s theories are wrong: through cunning and selective use of statistics, I can prove that my pet whinge is the reason for Trump’s election win The unexpected US election result has left people grappling with some difficult questions. Questions like, “if we’re so good at being pundits then why were we all wrong?” and, “how do I draft an executive order without cocking it up?” One question s
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Why are some people more gullible than others?Homo sapiens is probably an intrinsically gullible species. We owe our evolutionary success to culture, our unique ability to receive, trust and act on stories we get from others, and so accumulate a shared view about the world. In a way, trusting others is second nature.
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Statistician Nate Silversays conventional wisdom, not data, killed 2016 election forecastsDemocrats and Republicans in recent years haven't seemed able to agree on the time of day, but there is one assertion on which they've found common ground: Polling and data analytics took a spectacular face-plant in the 2016 election.
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Ingeniøren
Pladebranchen fejrer bedste indtjening i 8 år takket være streaming Online streaming tæller nu for over halvdelen af musikindustriens indtjening i USA. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/pladebranchen-fejrer-bedste-indtjening-8-aar-takket-vaere-streaming-1075103 Version2
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Professor urges scientists to speak up about climate changeThe facts, unfortunately, don't speak for themselves.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Image: Alert, CanadaThis Sentinel-1 radar composite image takes us to the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island (lower-left), where the Nares Strait opens up into the Lincoln Sea in the Canadian Arctic.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Flying foxes have been on the decline for decades, and there's no hope in sightThree decades after being recognized as a group in need of conservation efforts, large fruit-eating bats still face an increasingly uncertain future on tropical islands as populations dwindle and threats close in, according to a Texas Tech University faculty member's new Perspectives article in Science magazine.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New therapeutic strategy against sleeping sicknessA newly developed small molecule selectively kills the pathogen causing sleeping sickness and Chagas disease. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, along with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich and the Ruhr University Bochum, report these findings in Science. The trick: The researchers could first determine the parasite's Achilles heel by using modern structural biology te
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Ars Technica
Ghost in the Shell film might be the most disappointing live-action reboot ever The shattering and rippling of this glass wall looks quite awesome in action, especially the way it reflects off of Major's live-camo bodysuit. The producers of this week's new Ghost in the Shell film must really believe nobody has seen its source material. That's the only way to enjoy this live-action reboot: oblivious to 1995's original anime film or its manga comic-book precursor. Scarlett Joh
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NYT > Science
Puzzle in Poland: Who Bent the Trees?A dirt road in Poland leads to a patch of pine trees with unusually crooked trunks. Why? It’s kind of a mystery. See for yourself in this 360° video, and consider some theories.
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NYT > Science
Trilobites: In Poland’s Crooked Forest, a Mystery With No Straight AnswerHundreds of pine trees outside of Gryfino, Poland, have a strange bend, and all point to the north. No one knows for certain why.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Shutting up shopChina begins closing down its legal ivory trade, but will consumer attitudes to prized artwork change?
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BBC News - Science & Environment
West Mersea mammoth tusk found on beachResearch will be carried out into the age and rarity of the tusk.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phaseThe climate of the Earth follows a complex interplay of cause-and-effect chains. A change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. A better understanding of these "teleconnections"—the linkages between remote places—may contribute to a better understanding of local impacts of future climate change. A look into the climate of the past helps to inves
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Ingeniøren
Ministerens indflydelse på universiteters ledelse møder markant modstandRegeringen ønsker at ændre universitetsloven, så ministeriet skal godkende formanden for universiteternes bestyrelser. De medarbejdervalgte medlemmer af DTU's bestyrelse frygter tab af indlydelse og øget ministeriel kontrol af forskningen.
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Ingeniøren
Pladebranchen fejrer bedste indtjening i 8 år takket være streaming Online streaming tæller nu for over halvdelen af musikindustriens indtjening i USA. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/pladebranchen-fejrer-bedste-indtjening-8-aar-takket-vaere-streaming-1075103 Version2
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Ingeniøren
Otte veje til bedre luft i klasserneTre eksperter og en politiker giver deres bud på, hvad der kan gøres ved skolernes indeklima.
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Ingeniøren
Frustrerede forskere: Ren skoleluft til et barn koster en tier om dagenFor en gangs skyld vil forskerne ikke have flere penge. De mener for længst at have bevist, hvor skadelige de indelukkede skoler er.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
Zink giver mere resistens end antibiotikaNy forskning peger på, at zink er en dårlig afløser for tetracyklin i landbruget,...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Species on the move having a big impactChanges in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species as a result of climate change are affecting human wellbeing around the world, posing new health risks, economics threats and conflicts over resources.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Super-strong, stretchy silverTry bending your iPhone in half. Or roll up your tablet like a scroll. Or wrap a touchscreen TV around a pole. Didn't work out so well, did it? That's because the ceramic material used to make many of today's touchscreens has only two of three needed qualities: it's conductive, it's transparent—but it's not flexible.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Four unknown objects being investigated in Planet 9 searchAstronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) are investigating four unknown objects that could be candidates for a new planet in our Solar System, following the launch of their planetary search on the BBC's Stargazing Live broadcast from the ANU Siding Spring Observatory.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
NASA tests robotic ice toolsWant to go ice fishing on Jupiter's moon Europa? There's no promising you'll catch anything, but a new set of robotic prototypes could help.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Fish also need friendsAccording to a new study led by Rui Oliveira, researcher at ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and Fundação Champalimaud, zebrafish need social support to overcome adverse circumstances and may, therefore, become a model of choice for studying this behavior and its underlying neural mechanisms.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Melting sea ice may lead to more life in the seaWhen spring arrives in the Arctic, both snow and sea ice melt, forming melt ponds on the surface of the sea ice. Every year, as global warming increases, there are more and larger melt ponds.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Exploring ocean waters to characterize atmospheric aerosolsAerosols are collections of fine particles, either biological or of other types, suspended in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on climate models. They are, however, extremely hard to study due to the small size and immense variety of their constituent particles. But researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, members
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Some of Greenland's coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing now, a study has found.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phaseA change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. An international team with the participation of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now investigated Japanese lake sediments to decipher the interplay between local climate changes on the northern hemisphere about 12,000 years ago. Their results published as Nature Scientific Report show
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Fish also need friendsAccording to a new study led by Rui Oliveira, researcher at ISPA -- Instituto Universitário, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and Fundação Champalimaud, zebrafish need social support to overcome adverse circumstances and may become a model of choice for studying this behavior and its underlying neural mechanisms. These discoveries, published in Scientific Reports, open new avenues for understandin
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Exploring ocean waters to characterize atmospheric aerosolsAerosols play a major role in cloud formation, with a strong impact on climate models. They are however hard to study due to the small size and immense variety of their constituent particles. Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, aboard the PlanetSolar Deepwater expedition, successfully linked the composition of marine biological aerosols to that of bodies of water under them, pa
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
1997 was 'tipping point' for ice caps around Greenland's edgesThe natural resilience of Greenland's smaller ice caps 'broke down' around 1997, causing a rapid increase in their rate of decline. That is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from Utrecht University and published in Nature Communications on Friday, March 31.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspringAnimals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring, a new study has found, adding to a growing body of evidence that there's a health cost to our increasingly illuminated nights.
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NeuWrite San Diego
Golden Retrievers, Terriers, and Artificial Neural NetworksUsually when someone tells you that they are studying something, it’d be safe to assume that they interact with whatever it is that they study. So you might be surprised to hear that there are neuroscientists who don’t spend much time manipulating and observing the dynamics within the physical brain of an organism or collecting […]
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Ingeniøren
Flydende svingbro lander konstruktionspris. Se video om broens design herCirkelbroen i København modtager i dag en pris fra konstruktionsingeniørernes forening, IABSE Danmark. Se video med ingeniøren, der fik Olafur Eliassons elegante design til at flyde
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Ingeniøren
Ugens it-job: Innovative programmører og ledere søges Det private eller det offentlige? Hovedstaden eller provinsen? Der er masser af spritnye ledige it-stillinger for enhver smag på Jobfinder.dk https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-innovative-programmoerer-ledere-soeges-7350 Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren
Digital ingeniørundervisning vinder frem Den totaldigitaliserede undervisning, MOOC, bliver endnu ikke brugt og giver sjældent merit på de danske ingeniøruddannelser. Men vi har kun set begyndelsen, siger centerleder på DTU. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/digital-ingeniorundervisning-vinder-frem-7321 Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren
ING BAGSIDEN: Mysteriet om puppen i aræometretBagsiden er kommet på nettet. Og her får du ugens mærkelige spørgsmål.
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Dagens Medicin
Diabetespatienter bliver stadig underbehandletI 2014 var 80 pct. af de patienter, som ifølge kliniske vejledninger burde være informeret og motiveret til kolesterolsænkende medicin på grund af høj risiko for hjertekarsygdom, ikke i behandling.
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Dagens Medicin
Fagfolk kritiserer ændret tilskud til hjertepatienterDansk Cardiologisk Selskab og Hjerteforeningen klager over ændring i tilskud til hjertemedicin. Det får dog ikke Medicintilskudsnævnet til at genoverveje sin beslutning.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Some of Greenland's coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100The glaciers and ice caps that dot the edges of the Greenland coast are not likely to recover from the melting they are experiencing now, a study has found.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronicsAn innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
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Ingeniøren
Kvantespring inden for sensorteknologi er en gave til gravrøvereKombinationen af billedbehandling og lidar-scanninger fra luften betyder, at sporene efter vores forfædre dukker op overalt i Europa. Men potentialet åbner også op for misbrug.
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The Atlantic
The Republican Majority in Congress Is an Illusion Legislating is often described as more art than science, but it’s really just grade-school arithmetic: Bills either have the votes needed to pass, or they don’t. Republicans have a president in the White House and a numerical majority in Congress—237 seats out of the 430 currently occupied in the House, and 52 out of 100 in the Senate. In theory, that’s enough to run the show. “Welcome to the daw
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The Atlantic
'I Don't Think You Can Compromise on Civil Rights' DURHAM, N.C.— Depending on your point of view, Thursday was either a red-letter day for North Carolina or a day that should leave the state’s leaders red-faced with shame. Thursday afternoon, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law a bipartisan bill repealing H.B. 2, the “bathroom bill” that Republican lawmakers enacted one year ago. That law required that transgender people in public facilities use
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Dagens Medicin
Birgitte Brock bliver ny forskningschef på Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen Overlæge ved Aarhus Universitetshospital, Birgitte Brock, tiltræder stillingen som forskningschef ved Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
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Science-Based Medicine
Vitamin C and Sepsis. All Sound and Fury? Much Ado About Nothing?Is intravenous vitamin C helpful in sepsis? I hope so, but past experience render me skeptical.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronicsAn innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
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Gizmodo
The Destruction of This 200-Ton Boulder Proves That Humans Will Not Be Intimidated By Stupid Rocks Humans conquering nature by blowing up a huge fuckin rock in Oregon (GIF made from a video by the Oregon Department of Transportation) What happens when a 200-ton boulder slides onto the road, completely blocking traffic? Well, absent Paul Bunyan , you have to blow that shit up, just to show Nature who’s boss. Which is precisely what the Oregon Department of Transportation did yesterday near the
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Viden
Første gang i 30 år: 11 nye skytyper tilføjes skyatlasÅrsagen er, at langt flere borgere tager billeder og film af usædvanlige vejrfænomener.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and strokeInsomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Gizmodo
Pedestrian Deaths Spiked Last Year Due To Increased Distractions Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Cars crashing into each other is bad , 100 percent. We would all like to avoid this. And we should also avoid hitting pedestrians with our cars, because that’s really bad, too. Apparently, it happened a lot last year. New data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that there was an estimated 11 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities last year
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Sharknado: Australia warns of snakes, crocs and sharks in floodsWading through flooded areas can be dangerous anywhere in the world, but in Australia the waters may contain snakes, crocodiles and sharks as well as rubbish and sewage.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
'Whale breath' reveals bacteria threatening endangered killer whalesDroplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale health and revealing bacteria and fungi that may be a threat to the mammals.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey gone from FacebookFacebook on Thursday confirmed that trouble-tainted Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey has left the leading social network, which dived into virtual reality after buying the startup three years ago.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Japan kills 333 whales in annual Antarctic huntA Japanese whaling fleet returned to port Friday after an annual Antarctic hunt that killed more than 300 of the mammals as Tokyo pursues the programme in defiance of global criticism.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landingSpaceX chief Elon Musk hailed a "revolution in spaceflight" on Thursday after blasting off a recycled rocket for the first time, a feat that could dramatically lower the cost of space travel.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Hedgehog-like critters arrive at Chester ZooIts stripes are more like a bumblebee's.
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Viden
SpaceX opsender genbrugsraket med succesOpsendelsen af en raket, hvoraf en del har været brugt før, ses som revolution inden for rumfartsindustrien.
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Ingeniøren
Ingeniørstuderende giver hospitalsudstyr nyt liv i Nepal Mange distriktshospitaler i Nepal har hospitalsudstyr, der ikke virker. Det ­hjælper danske ingeniører og ingeniør­studerende med at ­reparere, så Nepal kan tilbyde sundhedshjælp til flere. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ingeniorstuderende-giver-hospitalsudstyr-nyt-liv-nepal-7210 Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren
Digitaliseringsboss om afblæst NemID-udbud: Satser på fælles forståelse med Nets Det har taget Digitaliseringsstyrelsen fire måneder at finde ud af, at det ikke gav mening med et planlagt udbud i forhold til driften af det nuværende NemID ikke var realistisk. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/digitaliseringsboss-afblaest-nemid-udbud-satser-paa-faelles-forstaaelse-med-nets-1075094 Version2
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Ingeniøren
Gymnasium jager eksamenssnydere: Kræver at se elevers browserhistorik Når eleverne på Roskilde Gymnasium afleverer deres skriftlige eksaminer, kan de blive tvunget til at aflevere deres computer til tjek. Hvis de nægter, bortvises de. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/roskilde-gymnasium-vil-se-elevers-browserhistorik-1075091 Version2
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Science | The Guardian
SpaceX successfuly launches first recycled rocket – video A recycled SpaceX rocket recovered at sea from its first flight nearly a year ago blasted off again on Thursday from Florida on a satellite-delivery mission. The launch was another key step in founder Elon Musk’s plan to slash costs by reusing his rockets. The success is a step toward vastly less expensive spaceflight, which some hope can revolutionize travel in the solar system and take humans t
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Ingeniøren
Leder: ‘Sluk lyset’-kampagnen spreder faktaresistens i klimadebatten Klima
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Dagens Medicin
Dyremodeller åbner døren til ny generation af antipsykotikaDet er bevist i dyremodeller, at en række kromosomforandringer disponerer bredt for psykisk sygdom. Opdagelsen kan åbne for en ny klasse af antipsykotika, der endelig kan bryde med den stilstand, der har karakteriseret lægemiddeludviklingen på det psykiatriske område.
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Dagens Medicin
Stort potentiale i kombinationspræparater til diabetes Patienter med type 2-diabetes behandles meget ofte med en bred pallette af medicin, men fremtiden vil byde på flere kombinationspræparater, der vil reducere mængden af medicin for patienterne.
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Dagens Medicin
Behandling af svær astma står over for et turn-around Der er godt nyt til patienter med svær astma. De biologiske lægemidler til at behandle sygdommen er nemlig ved at gøre sit indtog på markedet, og det vil give store ændringer både for patienter og det lægelige arbejde.
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Dagens Medicin
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