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Thor Loses More Than Just His Hammer in the First Trailer for Thor: Ragnarok Thor’s latest villain—Hela, the Goddess of Death—is already proving to be his biggest rival yet in our first look at the next Thor movie. Mjolnir is gone, Asgard is sundered, and most shockingly of all: the God of Thunder’s been given a haircut. Okay, so we knew about the haircut already—it’s part of Thor’s new gladiatorial look, but still, it’s kind of shocking to see it in action in and among t
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You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work When you grade on a curve, you make assumptions about the student population. When you don't, you make an assumption about the test. The post You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work appeared first on WIRED .
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New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spreadFood purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study directed by the University of British Columbia. The study, which evaluated the spread of genetically modified (GM) organisms to non-modified crops, has implications from farm to family.
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Researchers develop mouse that could provide advance warning of next flu pandemicResearchers in Germany have developed a transgenic mouse that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global pandemic. The mouse is described in a study, 'In vivo evasion of MxA by avian influenza viruses requires human signature in the viral nucleoprotein,' that will be published April 10 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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How to mix the perfect cocktailDrug cocktails such as those for treating cancer, like the alcoholic versions offered at the local bar, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions. And like the cocktails we normally drink, the combination of ingredients can be better than the sum of its parts -- or it can leave us with unwanted side effects.
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In search of the wild fava beanSeeds from a site in Northern Israel are the ancestors of today's fava beans.
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Virus vs. host -- New research exposes an evolutionary arms raceImaging CoE scientists have solved a 40-year old mystery and shed light on an evolutionary arms race played out between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the immune system.
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Study: Warm Atlantic waters contribute to sea ice declineA University of Alaska Fairbanks study has determined that warmer water migrating from the Atlantic Ocean is a surprisingly powerful contributor to Arctic sea ice decline.
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Logging threatens breeding turtlesDebris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia, report investigators.
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Food webs entangle humans in complex relationships with animals, crops and the environmentReconstructed food webs from the Ancestral Puebloan southwestern United States show the complexity and interconnectedness of humans, other animals, crops and the environment, in an area of uncertain climate and resources, according to researchers, who think climate change and human decisions then, may shed light on future human choices.
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Higher wages linked to immigrant diversityDiverse immigrant populations do more than enrich a city's cultural fabric. According to geographers from the University at Buffalo and Southampton University, they also boost wages.
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DeepMind’s Go Rematch, Hybrid Cop Cars, and Why We Need New Facebooks—The Download, April 10, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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Bedbugs bugged prehistoric humans, tooScientists have found the oldest known specimens of bedbug relatives in an Oregon cave system where ancient humans once lived.
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DC's Movie Universe May Make 2019 the Year of the Batman Plus more rumors about the future of DC’s movieverse beyond the Bat-Family. Joe Manganiello wants to make his own Dungeons & Dragons movie. Plus, new details about Supreme Leader Snoke in The Last Jedi . Spoilers now! Batman & the DCEU Bat-salt shakers at the ready, but a new rumor from the DCEU Leaks Eeddit suggests Warner Bros. will be releasing four Batman-related movies in 2019, just in time
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Found in the wild: Vault7 hacking tools WikiLeaks says come from CIA Malware that WikiLeaks purports belongs to the Central Intelligence Agency has been definitively tied to an advanced hacking operation that has been penetrating governments and private industries around the world for years, researchers from security firm Symantec say. Longhorn, as Symantec dubs the group, has infected governments and companies in the financial, telecommunications, energy, and aer
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Common sedatives linked to increased risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer's diseaseCommonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.
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Astronomers take a closer look at a young circumbinary disk(Phys.org)—In a research paper published Apr. 3 on arXiv.org, astronomers presented a close-up view of the circumbinary disk HD 142527 obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter and submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. The new observations reveal the morphology and kinematics of the gas and dust emission in this disk.
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Graphene coating that changes color when deformed or cracked(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research in Germany has developed a graphene coating that changes color when deformed or cracked. In their paper published in the journal Material Horizons, the group describes how the coating is made and suggest that it might prove useful in commercial applications.
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New York metro area lacks walkable urban places outside of urban coreWalkable communities are centers of economic vitality and social inclusion, according to new report from the George Washington University.
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Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newbornsUT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during birth.
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UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticlesA new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world.
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Big, Shiny Asteroid to Buzz Past Earth on April 19Approach of the 2,000-foot space rock is closest for such a large object since 2004 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lichens Could Be Physically Rescued from Sea-Level RiseEntire communities of lichens in coastal North Carolina might be tweezed from their current habitat and transplanted to higher ground -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Carrie Fisher will be in Star Wars: Episode 9 without CGI Enlarge (credit: CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images) The late Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX , the third and final film of the new Star Wars trilogy , her brother Todd Fisher confirmed. Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd and Todd Fisher have granted Disney the requisite rights to use recent footage of the actress for the finale. An extensive CGI recreation will not be used. F
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NASA invests in 22 visionary exploration conceptsA mechanical rover inspired by a Dutch artist. A weather balloon that recharges its batteries in the clouds of Venus.
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New method for recording bird flight in 3-DThe wind rushing between skyscrapers is a substantial hurdle for anyone interested in operating small drones in urban areas. Yet, pigeons seem to have little trouble maneuvering through turbulent city skies. With sights set on unlocking the secrets of birds' smooth sailing, researchers at Stanford University have developed a new method for recording the shape of birds' wings during flight.
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DeepMind’s AlphaGo takes on world’s top Go player in China Enlarge (credit: DeepMind) Humanity has been granted one last attempt to beat its artificially intelligent overlords: Ke Jie, the world's top-ranked Go player, will face down against DeepMind's AlphaGo in China in a three-game match starting May 23. The odds are not good for Ke Jie: back in January AlphaGo secretly played 51 online matches against some of the world's best players, including Ke Ji
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When will Mars be close to Earth?As neighboring planets, Earth and Mars have a few things in common. Both are terrestrial in nature (i.e. rocky), both have tilted axes, and both orbit the sun within its circumstellar habitable zone. And during the course of their orbital periods (i.e. a year), both planets experience variations in temperature and changes in their seasonal weather patterns.
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Ancient teeth offer evidence of Ice Age dentistry(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found evidence of dental work done during the Ice Age that included using a sharp object to remove diseased cavity tissue and fillings with a tar-like substance. In their paper published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the team describes the condition of the teeth, where they were found, and what they revealed about dental techn
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New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defectsThanks to the innovative radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby saving costs in production and operation. A demonstrator will be presented at this year's Hannover Messe.
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What Is It Like to Regain a Sense of Touch, Only to Lose It Again? When Nathan Copeland came to, he knew he was paralyzed. Still in the driver’s seat, he looked at the fireman kneeling beside him and said, “I fucked my life up.” The fireman said, “Let’s get through right now.” A helicopter landed in the nearby baseball field. Copeland started crying. He hadn’t even wanted a driver’s license, but he needed one for the half-hour drive to Fayette, where he’d just s
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Scientists one step closer to cracking the mystery of bacterial adaptation to antibioticsAn international team including researchers from MIPT's Laboratory for Advanced Studies of Membrane Proteins have proposed an explanation of how bacteria process external signals. By identifying the detailed structure of the protein complex used by bacteria, the scientists gained insights into the ability of these microorganisms to detect even small changes in the environment and adapt to them. Th
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New hybrid inks for printed, flexible electronics without sinteringResearch scientists at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have developed a new type of hybrid inks which allows electronic circuits to be applied to paper directly from a pen.
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How domestication can change animals' facial featuresDomesticated animals, compared to their wild counterparts, have undergone numerous changes in physiology, behavior and morphology. These changes are commonly referred to as the domestication syndrome and include behavioral changes, such as increased docility as well as genetic alterations in size, color and facial characteristics. In attempting to find whether these changes have a single cause, Ru
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Save $10 On The Trimmer Designed Specifically For Self-Haircuts Remington Shortcut Pro Haircut Kit , $46 after $10 in-cart discount If you’re enough of a daredevil to give yourself a haircut, Remington’s Shortcut Pro makes the process as simple as possible. For $46 (after a $10 off $50 promotion Amazon’s running), the Shortcut Pro can run for 40 minutes on its built-in lithium-ion battery, and includes nine different length combs to customize your look. And u
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Why people now opt to rent fancy outfits Rather than spending lots of money on a dress for one night, consumers are more open to renting outfits online, say researchers. Judging from online reviews, consumers are embracing the rental experience for prom, charity balls, and other formal occasions, says Ellen McKinney, an assistant professor of apparel, merchandising, and design at Iowa State University. McKinney and coauthor Eonyou Shin,
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The Great Barrier Reef's latest unprecedented bleaching event could spell the end Environment In the face of climate change, experts are giving up hope. Back to back bleaching events calls the Great Barrier Reef’s future existence into question. Read on.
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Why China is serious about becoming the global leader on climate changeThe Trump administration's hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up?
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The world's five deadliest volcanoes—and why they're so dangerousAn eruption of Mount Etna recently caught out some BBC journalists who were filming there. The footage was extraordinary and highlighted the hazards volcanoes pose to humans and society.
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Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early LifeMice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.
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Datatilsynet om ny forordning: »Det er møghamrende indviklede regler« Der er stadig mange uklare punkter omkring EU's kommende persondataforordning, som kan udløse kæmpebøder til dem, der ikke er klar til deadline. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/datatilsynet-eu-moeghamrende-indviklede-regler-1075304 Version2
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Blacksmiths Use Fire to Make 'Ice,' Ned Stark's Killer Sword from Game of Thrones The Man at Arms crew is at it again, taking on one of the coolest (and most challenging) swords in modern-day fantasy: Ice from Game of Thrones . Ice is one of the most iconic swords in Game of Thrones, with a legacy that spans the entire series and many of its key moments. Made of Valyrian steel, it’s the sword Eddard Stark used to kill Will, the Night’s Watch deserter, in the very first scene o
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Review: Sonos Playbase Meet the super-wireless, super-expensive speaker at the center of your new home theater. The post Review: Sonos Playbase appeared first on WIRED .
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Clock Gene Mutation Leads to ?Night Owl? BehaviorScientists identify a mutation in the CRY1 gene in people with abnormal sleeping patterns.
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Who wears the pants in a relationship matters – especially if you're a womanWhen it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their "hen-pecked husbands" and "whipped boyfriends."
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How to make the fish farming industry more climate friendlyA new Master's thesis shows that a renewable wind and solar energy solution can cut emissions by 50 per cent and at the same time increase profitability.
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These cells might be a new source of insulin Scientists have identified a possible new route to regenerating insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The findings offer insight into the basic mechanisms behind healthy metabolism and diabetes. In people with type I diabetes, beta cells in the pancreas die and don’t return. Without these cells, the body loses the ability to control blood glucose. “We’ve seen phenomenal advances in the ma
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Gustav Jahoda obituary My father, Gustav Jahoda, who has died aged 96, carried out pioneering research into cross-cultural psychology. He was one of five inaugural professors at Strathclyde University when it opened in 1963 and a founder member of the European Society of Experimental and Social Psychology. It was a move to University College of the Gold Coast (now Ghana University) in 1952 that set my father on the pat
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Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISSTwo Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to IndiaAustralia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation.
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Are the rich more selfish than the rest of us?Social scientists have long known that the rich are not exactly model citizens.
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Machine learning models for drug discoveryIBM today announced that its scientists have been granted a patent on machine learning models to predict therapeutic indications and side effects from various drug information sources. IBM Research has implemented a cognitive association engine to identify significant linkages between predicted therapeutic indications and side effects, and a visual analytics system to support the interactive explo
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Australian gas—between a fracked rock and a socially hard placePrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's response to the looming east coast gas shortage has been to secure a promise from gas producers to increase domestic supply.
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Using randomness to protect election integrityDemocratic societies depend on trust in elections and their results. Throughout the 2016 presidential election, and since President Trump's inauguration, allegations of Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential campaign have raised concerns about how vulnerable American elections are to hacking or other types of interference.
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What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017? From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail. There have nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Macy’s, and Sears have each announced more than 100 store closures. Sports Authority has liquidated , and Payless has filed for bankruptcy . Last week, several apparel stocks hit new multi-year lows, including Lu
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Vitamins and the Failure of Free-Market Health A few days ago I found a browser tab open, and I don’t know how it got there. It was a journalistic-looking page that has since been taken down. At the top was what appeared to be a screenshot of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper interviewing astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, overlaid with “BREAKING NEWS,” and a quote presumably attributed to Hawking “We can now access 100 percent of the brain.” The artic
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Image of the Day: Ancient WormUnlike related species, Ovatiovermis cribratus, a lobopodian from the Cambrian period, did not have a hard, protective shell.
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Robothånd griber som en blæksprutteDen nye tentakel-formede robothånd fra Festo kan gribe, holde om og give slip på mange forskelligt formede objekter. Det gør den mere funktionel end mange andre gribehoveder.
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Ugens job: Masser af nye job at jagte i påsken Med 74 spritnye job på Jobfinder.dk er der usædvanligt gode muligheder for, at du kan finde dit guldæg - uanset om det er inden for robotteknologi, infrastruktur eller måske ledelse. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-masser-nye-job-at-jagte-paasken-7552 Jobfinder
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Indien vil have 100 procent elbiler i 2030Inden 2030 skal indere kunne købe en elbil og finansiere den med besparelsen på fossile brændsler. Den indiske regering vil udnytte erfaringen fra finansiering af LED-belysning.
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Singin' in the Brain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticlesA new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world.
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WIRED

A Newfangled Traffic Light Built for People and Robots Industrial designer Evgeny Arinin designed an LED display that uses its shape, big arrows, and punchy icons to clearly articulate the rules of the road. The post A Newfangled Traffic Light Built for People and Robots appeared first on WIRED .
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Making Videogames the Old-Fashioned Way—On a 52-Hour Train Ride What do you call 300 people on a four-day Amtrak voyage from Chicago to the Bay Area, making videogames all the while? Train Jam. The post Making Videogames the Old-Fashioned Way—On a 52-Hour Train Ride appeared first on WIRED .
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Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live Opinion: Some medical technology is improving life and worsening death. The post Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live appeared first on WIRED .
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A Number review – dizzying double-take on the question of cloning Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh A crisp combination of stillness and urgency powers Caryl Churchill’s teasing speculations on identity Caryl Churchill’s two-hander zips along in an hour, so most evenings there’s a talk scheduled beforehand. Presented with the Edinburgh international science festival , each of these conversations picks up on the playwright’s theme about the meaning of identity in a hi-tec
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Ultra-thin multilayer film for next-generation data storage and processingA team of scientists led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media.
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Two new species of orchids discovered in OkinawaTwo new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan. The discovery was made by Project Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science), who named them Gastrodia nipponicoides and Gastrodia okinawensis. Details of these findings were published online in Phytotaxa on April 7th.
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Diamonds coupled using quantum physicsAtomic defects in diamonds can be used as quantum memories. Researchers at TU Wien for the first time have succeeded in coupling the defects in various diamonds using quantum physics.
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Today's News: April 10, 2017 —U.S. officials are pressuring Russia over its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, days after the Trump administration struck a Syrian airbase in response to last week’s chemical attack by the Assad regime. —Egypt’s three-month state of emergency begins today, following yesterday’s attacks on two Coptic churches that left more than 40 people dead. —We’re tracking the news stories of the
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Astrochemistry: how life may have begun in spaceWe usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that. Researchers in Bochum are looking for evidence for this theory.
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Bloomageddon—seven clever ways bluebells win the woodland turf warThe appearance of vivid bluebell carpets in British woodlands is a sure and spectacular sign of spring. Bluebells – Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm – are Britain's favourite wildflower and particularly fine carpets attract visitors to well-known sites such as Kew Gardens in London and Coed Cefn in Powys, Wales.
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Researchers discover a surprising property of glass surfacesResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new technique to study the surface of different types of glass. Using this technique, they discovered a surprising property of the top layer of glasses, which could pave the way to developing better glass materials.
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Drugs OKed Faster in U.S. Than in EuropeIn recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved more drugs and in less time than the European Medicines Agency.
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How Amazon Go (probably) makes “just walk out” groceries a reality Enlarge / "Let's go shopping!" "No, let's Amazon Go shopping." "Dave, I hate your puns." (credit: Sam Machkovech) These days, most announcements by tech companies are pretty meh. Details either leak months ahead of time or reveal themselves to be pretty unimpressive. But lately, we've had some real surprises. Months ahead of releasing the Switch this spring, Nintendo decided the future of console
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Children notice what adults miss, study findsAlthough adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that children's limitations can sometimes be their strength. In two studies, researchers found that adults were very good at remembering information they were told to focus on, and ignoring the rest. In contrast, 4- to 5-year-olds tended to pay attention to all the information that was presented to them - even when they
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'When I met Chloe she was dead': one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracle Chloe Narbonne’s heart failed when she was 11, starting a near-hopeless fight for survival. A year on from groundbreaking surgery, she is alive and this is her story Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart “By the time I met Chloe she was dead,” André Simon says matter-of-factly. “I told her parents clearly that she didn’t really have a chance to survive. What I
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What Would the Cops Look Like If You Lived in a Futuristic Authoritarian Police State? The next sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks scary as hell (Screenshot via Facebook) I’d like you to imagine a crazy, far-out scenario for a moment. Close your eyes and try to picture what it would look like if you lived in a militarized police state with authoritarian tendencies. What do you see? I realize that this exercise is difficult for Americans who live in the land of the free an
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Phallic Curiosity: How a Whale Penis Came to the Explorers ClubIn 1977, the Explorers Club received an odd gift. Unable to attend a whaling exhibition, a couple sent a regrets note and a sperm whale foreskin, mounted and stuffed.
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Scientists seek early signs of autismThe search for autism biomarkers, in the blood and the brain, is heating up.
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Even sex toys can be connected to the internet – and hackedYour photos aren't safe online. Repeated incidents of celebrities having their internet accounts hacked and intimate pictures distributed across the web have made this clear. Yet one company decided to put a camera into a sex toy and connect it to the internet. And, predictably, a security firm now claims it has found a way to hack and intercept the vibrator's video stream.
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Cold war-era spy satellite images reveal possible effects of climate changeDuring the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union routinely spied on each other using high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft and space satellites.
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Better Call Saul's Season 3 Finds Drama in the Details In Better Call Saul ’s third season, viewers watch as a character agonizes over whether to use a period, semicolon, or emdash. They see a lengthy sequence of electrical and mechanical work for unknown purposes, involving such thrills as shopping for car parts and letting a battery pack run down. A major plot development is indicated by the method with which someone peels masking tape from a wall
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The politics and power of American archaeology Archaeologists and anthropologists don’t just study the dynamics of power and politics. They are actively mired in political systems - a position which they need to embrace The 82nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) just took place last week in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was well attended, and with the political climate being what it is in the United States right n
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Sun's UV Light Helped Spark Life on EarthHigh-energy, ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a known as a 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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Are Moral Judgments Good or Bad Things?Depends on who's asking—but recent research shows they're an essential part of the social fabric -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Promiscuity slows down evolution of new speciesPromiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations, slowing down the evolution of new species, says new research by an international team led by the University of Bath's Milner Centre for Evolution.
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WIRED

This Artist Turns Sweat and Bacteria Into Art It's fine art that really grows on you. The post This Artist Turns Sweat and Bacteria Into Art appeared first on WIRED .
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How Facebook Helps to Reveal the Fate of Missing Refugees As millions of people flee conflict zones, thousands disappear—into new lives or into the sea. Social media can help locate the vanished and ID the dead. The post How Facebook Helps to Reveal the Fate of Missing Refugees appeared first on WIRED .
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Earth Divided in Ten Zones of Equal Population Americans live the the broadest, emptiest slice of the planet. Read More
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Public fatigue is the friend of those who would thwart scienceClimate change deniers exploit disillusion brought on by often gloomy scientific findings, but evolving views on antibiotic use show it needn't be that way
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Evolutionary methodology produces more accurate long-term weather forecastsPaul Roebber sat on the New Jersey beach, looked out at the ocean and let his mind wander. "I started thinking about sharks hunting for prey," the meteorologist says, "and about predicting dynamic systems in nature."
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Multiplexed biosensors to benefit healthcareFast, cost-effective electrochemical platforms show promise for highly-sensitive detection of different strains of influenza and diarrhoea-causing pathogens.
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A hardy rodent with 'extraordinary' anticancer defencesScientists are getting closer to understanding how naked mole rats, the world's longest living rodent species, avoid cancer, which could lead to safer stem cell therapies for human diseases.
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Legendary Climate Scientist Likes a GOP Proposal on Global WarmingJames Hansen, the “father of climate change awareness,” wants the same carbon fee–and-dividend strategy proposed by Republicans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Revealed: girl of 13 is first child in Britain to receive artificial heart Daring operation saved Chloe Narbonne after a failed transplant meant the device was the only way to keep her alive Chloe’s story: one girl, four hearts and an NHS miracle A 13-year-old girl from Worcester is the first child in Britain to have received an artificial heart, the Guardian can reveal, after doctors decided it was the only way to save her life. Chloe Narbonne had the device installed
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Newfound Tusk Belonged to One of the Last Surviving Mammoths in AlaskaA prehistoric campfire and a number of archaeological treasures — including a large tusk of a mammoth, and tools fashioned out of stone and ivory — remained hidden for thousands of years in the Alaskan wilderness until experts discovered them recently.
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Minister lukker smuthul der tillader dårligt indeklima på skolerEn uigennemtænkt lovformulering tillader en CO2-koncentration i skoler, der reelt er 50 procent værre, end lovgiverne havde tænkt. Hullet bliver lukket hurtigst muligt, lover den ansvarlige minister nu.
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Meet the girl who has had four hearts – video Born with a serious heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, Chloe Narbonne had five major operations – and four hearts – by the age of 12. She defied the odds to become the youngest person in Europe to receive an artificial heart thanks to groundbreaking surgery involving 30 NHS staff. Now Chloe, her mother and medical personnel tell her amazing story for the first time Continue reading...
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Hoverboard Daredevil Speeds Over Atlantic OceanFranky Zapata, French jet ski champion and inventor of the "Flyboard Air," took to the skies over the Atlantic Ocean.
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Image: Colliding weather fronts on JupiterThis image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft, highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.
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Scientists to create galactic building blocks to study the space between starsResearchers are planning to synthesise a class of chemical compounds to determine whether they are an important building block for making galaxies.
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Food policy expert says new labels should reduce food wastePop quiz: What's the difference between "best by," "sell by" or "expires on"?
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Single women M.B.A.s downplay career ambitions to preserve options on the marriage marketFrom the outside, female students at elite business schools often appear to have it all together. They're smart, driven, confident, hard-working, successful, and poised to enter the business world with almost unlimited career possibilities.
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Happy Inception Day to Blade Runner Replicant Leon Kowalski It’s April 10, 2017, and you know what that means. Yes, it’s the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Mollwitz (everybody knows that), but it also happens to be Leon Kowalski’s birthday. Well, Leon’s inception day to be precise. Who’s Leon Kowalski? He’s a replicant from the classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner . Replicant Leon Kowalski in the 1982 sci-fi utopia film Blade Runner, set in the futur
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How Much Space Does Trump Have for Bipartisanship? The election of Donald Trump, and the early days of his presidency, have driven many Americans to rummage through history in search of context and understanding. Trump himself has been compared to historical figures ranging from Ronald Reagan to Henry Ford , and from Andrew Jackson to Benito Mussolini . His steps have been condemned as unprecedented by his critics, and praised as historic by his
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Tailoring nanoparticles to evade immune cells and prevent inflammatory responseA Houston Methodist-led research team showed that the systemic administration of nanoparticles triggers an inflammatory response because of blood components accumulating on their surface. This finding may help researchers create more effective ways to avoid activating the immune system and more precisely direct therapies in patients.
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Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef damagedScientists say coral bleaching has damaged the World Heritage site for two years in a row
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Proposed CubeSat mission to study atmospheric processes on VenusA small CubeSat designed to investigate atmospheric processes on Venus has been recently chosen by NASA for further development. The spacecraft, known as the CubeSat UV Experiment (CUVE), is one of 10 missions to study solar system planets and asteroids, selected by the agency under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program.
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Device boosts interaction between light and motionOptomechanical devices, which simultaneously confine light waves and mechanical waves to permit interaction between them, can be used to study fundamental questions in physics and to sense motion similarly to electromechanical accelerometers. In smartphones, these electronic components switch the touchscreen between portrait and landscape when they detect rotation by the user.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

ERC bevilling til Kim Sneppen på 16,5 millioner kr.Pr. Kim Sneppen får en bevilling fra det Europæiske Forskningsråd på 16,5 millioner...
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Korallerne i verdens største rev dør for andet år i træk: Er det new normal?Great Barrier Reef er for andet år i træk ramt af massive ødelæggelser fra koralblegning på grund af varmere vand. Forskere frygter, at revet vil gå tabt.
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Virginia Tech researchers fill critical gap in fossil record of Chinese phytosaursThe skeleton of a small, short-snouted reptile found in China was recently identified as the oldest known member of the phytosaurs--an extinct group of large, semi-aquatic reptiles that superficially resembled the distantly-related crocodylians and lived during the Triassic Period, approximately 250 million years ago to 200 million years ago.
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Researchers fill critical gap in fossil record of Chinese phytosaursThe skeleton of a small, short-snouted reptile found in China was recently identified as the oldest known member of the phytosaurs—an extinct group of large, semi-aquatic reptiles that superficially resembled the distantly-related crocodylians and lived during the Triassic Period, approximately 250 million years ago to 200 million years ago.
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Colleges' Endless Pursuit of Students This is part one in a three-part series on the role of Big Data in the college-search process. Check back for future installments on sophisticated student-targeting formulas and data in an era of demographic change. April is decision month for high-school seniors who still haven’t made up their minds about where they’re attending college next fall. With students applying to more schools than ever
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Ny skærmteknologi gør kontaktlinser til smarte biosensorerHidtidige forsøg på at udstyre kontaktlinser med bionsensorer, der kan måle alt fra kræft til diabetes, har fejlet. Et amerikansk universitet tror, at gennembruddet kan komme med en ny skærmteknologi.
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Italian space launcher company Avio lands on stock marketItalian space launcher company Avio SpA has become the first in its category to go public, seeking to boost its growth ambitions.
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Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airportEnforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth 13.7 million ringgit ($3.1 million), a senior customs official said Monday.
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Science : NPR

Drugs That Work In Mice Often Fail When Tried In People Most potential new drugs don't work when tested in people. It's a major disappointment and it drives up the cost of developing new drugs. One big reason is the use of animals in medical research. (Image credit: Sam Rowe for NPR)
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Sådan kan du sikre din virksomhed mod hacking Små og mellemstore virksomheder rammes ofte af de mest udbredte it-trusler og kan derfor gøre en del for at beskytte sig mod hacking, siger Data Protection Officer i IDA Tor Valstrøm. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/sadan-kan-du-sikre-din-virksomhed-mod-hacking-7468 Jobfinder
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Bedre styring af jævnstrømskabler skal give billigere strømForskere fra DTU står i spidsen for nyt, nordisk forskningsprojekt, der skal optimere styringen af jævnstrøms-elforbindelserne mellem landene og derved være med til at sænke elmarkedspriserne.
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Science-Based Medicine

Medical science policy in the U.S. under Donald Trump eighty days inA week after Donald Trump was elected, I speculated about how he would affect medical science policy. Now, 80 days into the Trump administration, we have some observations.
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Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovatorsJapan Inc. where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to startups.
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Ford says hybrid police car catches bad guys, saves gas tooThe next time the cops chase you down for speeding, they could be driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid.
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Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain: policeThe wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump's US election victory.
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Nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country moveAll hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species.
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'Zero recovery' for corals in back-to-back Australia bleachingCoral bleached for two consecutive years at Australia's Great Barrier Reef has "zero prospect" of recovery, scientists warned Monday, as they confirmed the site has again been hit by warming sea temperatures.
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Food webs entangle humans in complex relationships with animals, crops and the environmentReconstructed food webs from the Ancestral Puebloan southwestern United States show the complexity and interconnectedness of humans, other animals, crops and the environment, in an area of uncertain climate and resources, according to researchers, who think climate change and human decisions then, may shed light on future human choices.
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Logging threatens breeding turtlesDebris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? The incredible sponge puzzle This brainteaser will wring out your brain Hi guzzlers. For today’s puzzle, let me introduce you to the Menger sponge, a fascinating object first described by the Austrian mathematician Karl Menger in 1926. We’ll get to the problem as soon as I explain what the object is. Continue reading...
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Science | The Guardian

Human remains display reveals shocking tales of death over the centuries Skeletons: Our Buried Bones exhibition includes woman buried in expensive stone coffin with throat slit 2,000 years ago An exhibition bringing together stories of deaths over centuries in London and the West Country includes the skeleton of a woman buried in an expensive stone coffin with her throat slit and her head severed almost 2,000 years ago. When the stone sarcophagus, discovered under sch
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Science | The Guardian

Do digital currencies spell the end of capitalism? Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin pose a fundamental challenge to the notion of money itself It started with the best of intentions: in 2015 a group of programmers inspired by the success of Bitcoin launched a new software platform called Ethereum that allowed users to conduct transactions without a central bank or currency authority using “tokens” called Ether instead of dollars or pounds. Even more
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Søren Pind ville kopiere TDC's masseovervågning i mindste detalje Ad kringlede omveje har internetaktivist fået adgang til den forhenværende justitsministers ambitioner om at logge danskernes færden. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/soeren-pind-ville-kopiere-tdcs-masseovervaagning-mindste-detalje-1075384 Version2
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WIRED

Ford’s First Hybrid Cop Car Is One Mean, Green Machine Nice to the planet, mean to criminals. The post Ford's First Hybrid Cop Car Is One Mean, Green Machine appeared first on WIRED .
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Cold temperatures perceived in a photo increase cognitive control'Previous research focused on the actual effect of temperature on the psychological phenomenon known as 'cognitive control,'' says Dr. Shalev. 'But this is the first time we were able to measure the effects of perceived temperature.'
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Logging threatens breeding turtlesDebris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Food webs entangle humans in complex relationships with animals, crops and the environmentReconstructed food webs from the Ancestral Puebloan southwestern United States show the complexity and interconnectedness of humans, other animals, crops and the environment, in an area of uncertain climate and resources, according to researchers, who think climate change and human decisions then, may shed light on future human choices.
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Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood testsNew research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity into account when using these tests.
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Exploring association between reduced HPV infection and genetic variations in Western AsiaNew research provides an insight into why cervical cancer is less common in certain regions of the world even though they may have limited screening and fewer or no prevention programs. Though the preliminary findings, published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, don't rule out a cultural explanation or other reasons, they explore how genetic factors ma
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Common sedatives linked to increased risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer's diseaseCommonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in CMAJ.
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New on MIT Technology Review

We Need More Alternatives to FacebookChastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?
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Some stroke survivors disregard doctors' advice on medicationsSome stroke survivors say they are disregarding general practitioners' advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London.
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»En anelse molboagtigt«: Minister vil have elektroniske trafiktavler op igenTransportminister Ole Birk Olesen vil nu undersøge muligheden for at sætte elektroniske trafiktavler op igen, umiddelbart efter at de bliver pillet ned på grund af pengemangel. Bizart forløb, siger Socialdemokraterne.
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Ars Technica

Disney files patent for “huggable and interactive” humanoid robots Enlarge / Awwww, doesn't Disney's huggable patent prototype look so soft and cuddly? (credit: US Patent and Trademark Office) The Disney Enterprises group filed a US patent in February that hints at a possible future for its theme parks: humanoid robots designed for maximum hugging efficiency. The patent , which was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel , has a suitably warm and fuzzy name: "Sof
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Ars Technica

Hackers set off Dallas’ 156 emergency sirens over a dozen times Enlarge / The Dallas skyline. (credit: Abhishek Chinchalkar on flickr ) Late Friday night and early Saturday morning, hackers set off 156 emergency sirens in and around the city of Dallas, Texas. According to The Dallas Morning News , the sirens began blaring shortly before midnight on Friday and were shut off and reactivated "more than a dozen times" before emergency workers shut the system down
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Big Think

10 Most Dangerous Scientific Experiments in History The times in history when science was deadly and dangerous. Read More
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Baby Dinosaurs Were Born into a World of DangerLife was tough for little Maiasaura trying to find their way in the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Blind Tadpoles Made to See Out of Eyes Grafted to Their Tails This could revolutionize organ transplants, grafts, prostheses, and implants. Read More
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The Atlantic

Your Favorite Poems on Loss In honor of National Poetry Month, we asked readers to join us in sharing some favorite poems. Leo Rubinkowski obliged: I have a favorite poem for you. It’s not my absolute favorite, but I don’t think the poem I’ve long felt is my absolute favorite really lends itself to quick reading. Kenneth Patchen’s “I Have No Place to Take Thee” from Panels for the Walls of Heaven (1946) [Ed note: find it in
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Why ISIS Declared War on Egypt's Christians Four months after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 28 Christian worshipers in Cairo, the group struck Egypt’s Christians again—this time with a double church bombing on Palm Sunday that left at least 44 dead and scores injured. The attacks, only hours apart, targeted a church in the Delta city of Tanta as well as a church in Alexandria where Coptic Pope Tawadros II was leading a service. It
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Day: ‘The Dance’ by Theodore Roethke Theodore Roethke “may have been the maddest poet of his generation,” as Peter Davison wrote in 1965’s “ Madness in the New Poetry .” But, Davison adds, Whatever Roethke’s disordered imagination did to him, it endowed his poems with nothing but intensity … Madness in Roethke’s poetry is accepted as part of reality; but it is accepted, and through the devices and desires of art, vanquished. That in
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A New Capital in Egypt and Banking in Britain: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing The Trauma of Facing Deportation Rachel Aviv | The New Yorker “The next day, a doctor inserted a feeding tube through Georgi’s nostril. ‘He showed no resistance,’ Soslan said. ‘Nothing.’ Georgi was given a diagnosis of uppgivenhetssyndrom , or resignation syndrome, an illness that is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients have no underlying physical or neurological di
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Russia and America Are Once Again at Odds “I imagine [Donald will] fall out with his new friend Vladimir pretty quickly.” That’s what Fiona Hill, a Russia expert now serving on Donald Trump’s National Security Council, told me shortly after the 2016 election, when she was working at the Brookings Institution. At the time, when the Russian president and American president-elect were busy heaping praise on each other, her prediction was ha
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When Nicolas Maduro Was Dictator for a Day I first met Luis Miquilena in Caracas back in October of 2015. At 96, Miquiliena, the man who presided over the creation of Venezuela’s current constitution following Hugo Chávez’s rise to power in 1998, remained almost uncannily lucid. He also maintained a penchant for Cuban cigars, which he would theatrically stab into the air to emphasize particularly revolutionary statements. Upon learning I
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Damage to Great Barrier Reef 'unprecedented'Coral bleaching has hit two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef within two years, surveys show.
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Ingeniøren

Årets it-udviklertalent: Man skal have ja-hatten på over for teknologi og nye opgaver Et unikt talent for at se mønstre og logik, interesse for brugerdelen og en dyb passion for programmering har sat Stefan Jul Gunnersen i en fremtrædende rolle i samlingen af en stor del af Danmarks Statistiks statistikker. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/arets-it-udviklertalent-man-skal-have-ja-hatten-pa-teknologi-nye-opgaver-7423 Jobfinder
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Hans Dehmelt, Nobel Laureate for Isolating Electrons, Dies at 94Dr. Dehmelt shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing methods to trap a single ion or electron, allowing for a more precise way to measure their properties.
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Mass bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef for second year in a rowThe reef’s central portion is bleaching fast this year, following huge losses in the northern part last year – and climate change is the culprit
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The long road to autonomous vehiclesBack in 1995, the NavLab 5 team at Carnegie Mellon University launched an autonomous vehicle on a trip from Pittsburgh to San Diego.
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To eat or not to eat (before exercising): That is the questionExercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This difference highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to exercise.
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Doctors develop novel flu test to speed up respiratory treatmentDoctors and researchers have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions - resulting in shorter courses of antibiotics and less time in hospital.
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Novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide inventedA new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO) has been invented by scientists. This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilization of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. If successful on a larger scale, this invention could provide a practical way for converting CO2 to useful chemicals.
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Thin film transistors printed entirely with layered materialsPrinted transistors have now been fabricated consisting entirely of layered materials. The team’s findings have the potential to cheaply print a range of electronic devices from solar cells to LEDs with applications from interactive smart food and drug labels to next-generation banknote security and e-passports.
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Small protein is fundamental to muscle formationA small protein named Myomixer is essential for the formation of skeletal muscle, researchers have discovered. These findings could eventually help treat genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy and other myopathies, they say.
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Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese OberlandThe people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than previously assumed. A study that combines archaeological knowledge with findings from palaeoecology comes to this conclusion. Prehistoric finds from the Schnidejoch Pass played a crucial part in this.
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Modified virus as 'Trojan Horse' for delivering genes to repair congenital hearing lossThere are more than 300 genetic defects that have been found to prevent the hair cells in the human inner ear, the sensory cells of the ear as it were, from working properly. This can result in severe hearing impairment and even to complete hearing loss. A research team has now succeeded, for the very first time, to repair this defect in an animal model – by using a modified, non-pathogenic adeno-
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Putting a price tag on biodiversityA team of economists and ecologists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of species in an ecosystem. This new work offers an economic argument for preserving biodiversity.
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New tool illuminates cell signaling pathways key to diseaseIn a major advance for fundamental biological research, scientists have developed a tool capable of illuminating previously inscrutable cellular signaling networks that play a wide variety of roles in human biology and disease. In particular, the technique opens up exciting new avenues for understanding and treating psychiatric disease, the researchers say.
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Gizmodo

Take a Deep Dive Into Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! Mavis Beacon was a fake character dreamed up by a video game marketing team. But don’t tell the internet that. Much like the misremembered phenomenon of the non-existent Sinbad movie Shazam that people insist was real, there are still netizens that claim to have seen her on a talk show or winning a typing competition. Let’s take a look at all the things that made Mavis the greatest typing teacher
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Jake Anderson Has Some Hard-Learned Lessons From Last Crab Season #DeadliestCatch | NEW SEASON Tues April 11 at 9/8c Captain Jake Anderson may be a relatively new captain but he's learned from his past mistakes and he's ready to tackle Season 13. Start Catching Up With Full Episodes on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/deadliest-catch Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Subs
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'Asia's Seattle' draws startups to buck trend in aging JapanFrom the fifth-floor office of his internet startup, Kazz Watabe can see the sea bass jump in the bay as he works on his fishing website to the sound of jazz and the waves washing on the beach below.
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Science-Based Medicine

Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 04/09/2017NECSS coming. Acupuncturists mimic chiropractic. Flu vaccine prevents death. In the UK they care more for cats than people. The problem is my middle burner, not too many calories. And more.
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Science | The Guardian

Australia's politicians have betrayed the Great Barrier Reef and only the people can save it | David Ritter The big lie propagated by government and big business is that it is possible to turn things around for the reef without tackling global warming • Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientists despair at bleaching data Once upon a time, in the distant 60s and 70s, the Great Barrier Reef faced imminent destruction. Tenement applications for drilling and mining covered vast swathes of the reef,
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Science | The Guardian

Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data ‘Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster,’ says one expert as Australia Research Council finds fresh damage across 8,000km • ‘Australia’s politicians have betrayed the reef and only the people can save it’ Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found. The findings have caused alarm among scientists, who say the
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Science | The Guardian

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching – video ‘The combined impact of this bleaching stretches for 1,500km, leaving only the southern third unscathed,’ says Prof Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, who undertook aerial surveys in 2016 and 2017. He has warned Australia faces a closing window to take action on climate change in time to save the reef. • Great Barrier Reef at ‘terminal stage’: scientist
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Survey: Americans have shallow understanding of cybersecurityWhen it comes to cybersecurity, Americans recognize the need for strong passwords and know that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't necessarily safe for online banking or e-commerce.
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Coming to a lab bench near you: Femtosecond X-ray spectroscopyFor the first time, researchers have captured the ephemeral electron movements in a transient state of a chemical reaction using ultrafast, tabletop X-ray spectroscopy. The researchers used femtosecond pulses of X-ray light to catch the unraveling of a ring molecule that is important in biochemical and optoelectronic processes.
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Gizmodo

Mexican Church Pairs Jesus and The Avengers for Easter Image: Marvel (with holy modifications) A church in Mexico is promoting some of its upcoming Easter celebrations with a bit of flair: putting Jesus Christ side-by-side with Iron Man and Captain America. Wait, does this make Jesus an honorary Avenger? Image: Imgur A photo from a Mexican Catholic church has been circulating on Imgur and Reddit . The banner invites people to attend church during the
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Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formationA study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories are formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and long-term storage location of brain's cortex, with long-term memories remaining 'silent' for two weeks before maturing, which upends dominant theories of memory consolidation.
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Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower costAs clean technology costs continue to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than 2015, new UN-backed research shows.
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Inside the car-eat-car world of self-driving technologyFirst, it was just a dream. Then it became a quirky research project undertaken by a handful of the nerdiest engineers in the robotics industry.
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Science | The Guardian

The storm-lashed worlds of Trappist-1 The seven planets in orbit round a red dwarf star 39 light years away will provide valuable data about exoplanets and their atmospheres, but the latest data suggests that they are unlikely to be homely Red dwarfs are thought to be the most common types of star, but all are dim. Even the red dwarf and the nearest star to the Sun, Proxima Centauri at 4.2 light years, is some 70 times too faint to b
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A deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in Northeast has spread to TexasBad news for bats: White-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that has been killing millions of bats across the Northeast, has reached Texas.
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Softball-sized spider species discovered in Baja California cavesIn the hills of Baja California, Michael Wall and Jim Berrian found a creature that's the stuff of nightmares for most people: a cave spider nearly the size of a tarantula.
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Gizmodo

Lemmings in HoloLens Adds New Dimension to Animal Suicide One of the most exciting things about HoloLens is that no one is entirely sure what to do with it. It’s a game-changing device that’s bound to bring some revolutionary new applications. So far, developers have been getting the hang of it by adapting old ideas to interact with the real world. Now, some fine folks have put together a brilliant demo of the classic game Lemmings . But this time you h
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No perfect way to protect privacyNow that Congress has given internet service providers the green light to keep tabs on your online activities and do as they wish with that information, you might be wondering what you can do about it.
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Analytic cognitive style and cognitive ability differentially predict religiosity and social conservatism (2017) (free PDF) submitted by /u/byrd_nick [link] [comments]
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156 Hacked Emergency Sirens Show Dallas Officials That They Have a Security Problem Photo: Getty Residents of Dallas, Texas received a rude awakening around midnight on Friday night. Officials have confirmed that 156 emergency sirens simultaneously blared a warning: the system has been hacked. According to the New York Times : The alarms, which started going off around 11:40 p.m. Friday and lasted until 1:20 a.m. Saturday, created a sense of fear and confusion, jarring residents
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Gizmodo

How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media Image: Pexels /CC0 That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought you some unwelcome attention from people you’d rather not keep up correspondence with. If you want to minimize the chances of getting contacted out of the blue, here’s what to do. We’re only going to cover some simple privacy tips h
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Parker And His Team Are Building A Boat For Their Epic Trek | Gold Rush #GoldRush To combat winter winds on Lake Bennet, Parker and his team must try to build a DIY catamaran to strengthen their paddling power. 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.com/Gold_Rush https://tw
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Amazon's Mission Activewear Sale Won't Give Your Wallet Too Much of a Workout 25% off Select Mission Men’s and Women’s Athletic Tops If you’ve been using the crappy weather as an excuse not to go for a run, you’re SOL. Amazon is right there with you, marking down athletic tops from Mission Apparel so you can get outside, even if it’s just for a nice, brisk walk to the deli for a sandwich.
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Max Hooper obituary Biologist and historian best known for Hooper’s Law, used to estimate the age of a hedgerow Max Hooper, who has died aged 82, was a biologist and historian who pioneered the ecological study of hedges. His best remembered discovery was what became known as Hooper’s Hedgerow Hypothesis, or more simply as Hooper’s Law . By examining the composition of a large number of hedges across Britain, he rea
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Ethiopia park tries to relocate settlers to protect wolvesThousands of Ethiopian wolves once roamed much of this country's mountainous north but their number has fallen dramatically as farmers encroach on their habitat and introduce domestic dogs that carry rabies.
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Thousands pack Europe's first VidCon for online starsThousands flocked to Amsterdam from around Europe this weekend to meet their online video heroes and mingle with young fans, eager to learn how they too can become a YouTube star.
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Video Game Maker Sparks Outrage With Trademark of 'Cyberpunk' Screenshot: Cyberpunk 2077 / YouTube Video game fans have been anticipating the latest franchise from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077 , for years. But only recently did it come to light that the makers of The Witcher franchise had trademarked the term “Cyberpunk” and this week some fans cried foul. Now, the developer is insisting that everything is ok and they’ll never use their power for evil. As
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Big Think

The Primer on Russia's "Active Measures," Its Information Warfare Strategy KGB-era "active measures" are still being used by Russian intelligence agencies today, according to experts. Read More
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Futurity.org

Brain rhythm may explain why sleepy brains forget New research clarifies how sleep deprivation affects memory-making in the brain. Previously, researchers knew that depriving mice of sleep after the mice performed a task resulted in the mice forgetting aspects of that task. But researchers weren’t sure what function of the hippocampus—two seahorse-shaped structures located in the temporal lobe of the brain where many long-term memories are made—
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Sunday's Best Deals: Mission Activewear, Rosetta Stone, Anova Sous-Vide, and More Discounted Mission Activewear , a Rosetta Stone Gold Box , a fantastic deal on an Anova sous-vide circulator , and more of Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Mpow Universal Dry Bag Pouch , 2-pack, $8 It’s officially spring, which means it’ll soon be time to head to your nearest pool/lake/river/stream/reservoir/ocean, and you can
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These frogs are already close to their max heat Future climate warming threatens frogs in the lowlands of Peru more than their cousins at higher elevations, new research suggests. That’s because lowland frogs already live near the maximum temperatures they can tolerate, while high-elevation amphibians might be more buffered from increased temperatures. Previous studies have suggested that lowland reptiles and amphibians are especially vulnerab
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Ingeniøren

Jubel over stort eksperiment med negativt resultatHvis neutrinoen er sin egen antipartikel, vil forskere være på sporet af en forklaring på, hvorfor der er mere stof end antistof i universet.
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Gizmodo

Disney Could Go Westworld With New Patent Filing for Soft 'Humanoid' Robots Dolores is basically a Disney Princess . / Photo Courtesy HBO A new patent filing for Disney hints at a dark, apocalyptic future at Disney’s amusement parks... or even in your own home. Just kidding, it’s fine, everything’s fine. It’s only robots. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, right. Disney has sent in a new patent application for “a robot that will move and physically interact like an animat
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Science : NPR

A Mountain Lion Kitten Is Found, Leading To Excitement And Concern A mountain lion kitten was found in the Santa Monica Mountains, just outside Los Angeles. Biologists are excited to see new kittens being born but are concerned about inbreeding. (Image credit: Courtesy of the National Park Service)
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Futurity.org

Watch: Scientists can’t defeat water-repellent coating A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. The coating could waterproof vehicles, clothing, rooftops, and countless other surfaces for which current waterproofing treatments are too fragile. It could also lower the resistance of ship hulls, a step that would reduce the fuel consumption of the massive vessels that transport 90 percent
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The Atlantic

Today's News: April 9, 2017 —Stockholm police say the Uzbek man accused of ramming a stolen beer truck into a crowd and killing four people was facing deportation. —The U.S. deployed warships toward North Korea as a show of force. —Two bombing attacks in Egypt targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday and have killed at least 35 people. —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Da
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The Atlantic

The Logic of Mission Creep In 49 BCE, Julius Caesar traveled with his troops to the banks of the Rubicon river in northern Italy. By an ancient law, no Roman general was allowed to cross the river with an army. Caesar paused momentarily, weighing the terrifying prospect of civil war. Then, according to the Roman historian Suetonius , Caesar declared “the die is cast,” and swept south toward Rome. This week, President Trump
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Scientific American Content: Global

Paleo Profile: The Whale CaimanThis strange fossil reptile is further proof crocodylians are not "living fossils" -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED

While You Were Offline: Free Nuggs. Pls RT Need a distraction from the crazy news of the last week? Take a few seconds and retweet this man's plea for Wendy's nuggets. The post While You Were Offline: Free Nuggs. Pls RT appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Protein detected that increases effectiveness of vaccinesResearchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. The finding allows for greater understanding of how vaccine enhancers work and can best be used.
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Big women have nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillationBig women have a nearly threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation than small women, according to new research. The study included 1.5 million women who were followed-up for more than 30 years.
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Homing system delivers drugs to specific neuronsBiomedical engineers have developed a way to deliver drugs to specific types of neurons in the brain, providing an unprecedented ability to study neurological diseases while promising a more targeted way to treat them.
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Gizmodo

Put Cooking On Autopilot with a Great Deal on Anova's Newest Sous-Vide Circulator Anova 900W Wi-Fi Precision Cooker , $142 If you’ve ever eaten at a nice steakhouse, you were probably eating sous-vide meat. Here’s a secret though: It’s really easy to get those kinds of results yourself, and Amazon’s here to help with a $142 deal on the newest Wi-Fi version of Anova’s top-selling immersion circulator, as well as $119 for the older Bluetooth model. Lifehacker has a great explain
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Marvel to Discipline X-Men Gold Artist for Controversial References to Indonesian Politics Image: Marvel Comics. X-Men Gold #1 art by Ardian Syaf, Jay Leisten, and Frank Martin. Marvel has announced that it will remove some artwork from X-Men Gold #1 , as well as take unspecified disciplinary action against artist Ardian Syaf, after it was discovered that he included coded references to an ongoing religious and political conflict in Indonesia. Over the weekend, some Indonesian readers
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Volcanic arcs form by deep melting of rock mixturesA new study changes our understanding of how volcanic arc lavas are formed, and may have implications for the study of earthquakes and the risks of volcanic eruption.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

'Nesting doll' minerals offer clues to Earth's mantle dynamicsRecovered minerals that originated in the deep mantle can give scientists a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes occurring deep inside of the Earth and into the history of the planet's mantle layer. A team of scientists has discovered that a rare sample of the mineral majorite originated at least 235 miles below Earth's surface.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Transcription factor expression tied to medial amygdala neuronal ID, sex-specific responseNeurons derived from two different types of precursor cells that later develop into neurons in the medial amygdala -- one of the interconnected structures in the brain involved in emotion, motivation and memory -- help to program innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors into the brain, research indicates.
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Structure of tuberculosis drug target determinedScientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of the target of the first-line anti-tuberculosis drug rifampin. They have also discovered a new class of potential anti-tuberculosis drugs that kill rifampin-resistant and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect a third of the world's population and the disease kills 1.8 million people annually.
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Live Science

The Case for Christ: What's the Evidence for a Resurrection?The movie 'The Case for Christ' was released this weekend. A scholar takes a close look at the claims for the historicity of Jesus' resurrection.
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Viden

Miltbrand-DNA afslører detaljer om Sovjetisk biovåben-ulykkeDNA-sekventering giver forskere det fulde billede af, hvad der skete, da indbyggerne i en russisk by en forårsdag i 1979 begyndte at falde om.
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Ingeniøren

Polen satser på norsk gasEn ny, stor rørledning fra Polen via Danmark til de norske gasfelter er under overvejelse og vil kunne gøre Polen mindre afhængig af russisk gas.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plantThe French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office.
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Viden

Biologisk terror: Tre mål, tre midlerHundeefterladenskaber, miltbrand og kopper. Midlet afhænger af målet, siger ekspert.
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The Atlantic

The Donald Trump Show Is Eating Television In the years before the 2016 election, cable news was approaching a demographic cliff and an existential crisis. Average primetime viewership on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC had declined by about a third between 2008 and 2014. The median age of each channel’s viewers had crept into the late-60s or early 70s, as younger consumers turned to websites and social-media feeds for their daily news morsels.
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Science : NPR

It Sounds Like Science Fiction But ... It's A Cliché The Internet is full of science fiction becoming science fact. NPR Science Editor Geoff Brumfiel is ready to make a stand. Sort of. (Image credit: Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images)
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WIRED

Russia’s Quest to Build a Space Empire—or Go Broke Trying Roscosmos is helping upstart space programs achieve lift off, partly because they want to turn them into customers. The post Russia’s Quest to Build a Space Empire—or Go Broke Trying appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Review: TreePod Camper Why sleep on the cold, hard ground when you can hoist this two-person tent up in the air? The post Review: TreePod Camper appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself Tax fraud is a free-for-all, it's time to take back some control. The post Tax Scams Are Absurdly Common. Here’s How to Protect Yourself appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Norway’s Bold, Maybe Foolhardy Plan to Build the World’s First Ship Tunnel At 165 feet tall and 188 feet wide, the proposed tunnel will be big enough for a 35-million pound ship to pass through. The post Norway's Bold, Maybe Foolhardy Plan to Build the World's First Ship Tunnel appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

Was the Art of S-Town Worth the Pain? This story contains spoilers for the entirety of the podcast S-Town. As I listened to the first few chapters of S-Town , I couldn’t help but wonder how Flannery O’Connor would have reacted to the popular new podcast. S-Town ’s deep exploration of white, rural America makes the comparison inevitable; the podcast’s inadvertent star, the eccentric John B. McLemore, could have risen whole from a Sout
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Viden

Nye teknologier kan føre til sofistikeret biologisk terrorSelvfølgelig kan man bruge teknologier som gensaksen CRISPR og syntesebiologi til at udvikle biologiske våben, siger eksperter, der dog også maner til besindighed.
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Scientific American Content: Global

How to Keep the Passion AliveCouples often lose their mojo after many years together, but research suggests being more responsive could rekindle desire -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED

How to Stay Focused in a Garbage-Fire News Cycle Take a breath, and turn off your push notifications. The post How to Stay Focused in a Garbage-Fire News Cycle appeared first on WIRED .
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Ingeniøren

Geus: Trods grønlandske miner vil Kina fortsat kontrollere de sjældne jordarterNy Geus-rapport fastslår, at Grønland ikke kan sikre Europa en stabil forsyning af de vigtige sjældne jordarter uden om Kina. Kineserne behersker nemlig separations­teknikken og har kontrol over markedet.
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The Atlantic

Do the Culture Wars Really Represent America? Depending on who you’re talking to, the story of America’s founding may be told very differently. Some liberals might describe a nation animated by secular Enlightenment values, where freedom from religion is just as important as freedom of religion. And some conservatives might point to the country’s so-called Judeo-Christian heritage, with the Bible as its foundational text. Both of these stori
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Science : NPR

How Playing Tetris Tames The Trauma Of A Car Crash Researchers were able to dial down painful recollections of a car crash by having people play the video game Tetris while in the emergency room. The technique makes use of the malleability of memory. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)
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The Atlantic

Can States Tackle Police Misconduct With Certification Systems? Criminal prosecutions against police for acts of force in the line of duty are rarely successful. Two years ago this month, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died from a neck and spinal injury he sustained while under arrest in Baltimore, Maryland. Six officers were charged—with violations ranging from misconduct to what’s known as “second-degree depraved-heart murder”—but ultimately, none were convicted.
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Ingeniøren

Du generaliserer med ‘du’Amerikansk studie indikerer, at ‘du’ som generisk pronomen bruges, når mennesker drager mening ud fra negative erfaringer. Dansk ekspert mener, at undersøgelsens konklusioner til en vis grad kan overføres til dansk.
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The Atlantic

Trump's Unlawful Attack in Syria "It should be more easy to get out of war than into it," Oliver Ellsworth told the Philadelphia Convention on August 17, 1787. With the malignant political genius of the nuclear age, Americans have reversed that order of things. War now takes but a wave of the executive hand, but seems impossible to end. Congress authorized military action against Al Qaeda in 2001, and against the government of I
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Despite EU fines, Greece struggling to promote recyclingA steady stream of EU fines and two decades of trying have failed to get recycling off the ground in Greece, where eco-awareness is only half-heartedly promoted by authorities.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Polluted London sets its sights on carsGone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution—and has road traffic firmly in its sights.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

More annual shareholder meetings go virtual in USBig US corporations have identified a new strategy for managing irate investors at annual shareholder meetings: Going virtual.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Trump wall threatens Mexico's animals without bordersThey are not "bad hombres," as Donald Trump might say—or any kind of hombres at all.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in NepalPoachers have shot dead a one-horned rhinoceros at a national wildlife park in Nepal, officials said Sunday, spotlighting the threat faced by the rare animals.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hacker group releases password to alleged NSA filesA secretive group that published a trove of hacking tools allegedly used by U.S. spies has released a password that it says can unlock related files.
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Science | The Guardian

Why Silicon Valley wants to thwart the grim reaper | John NaughtonGoogle’s billion-dollar belief that it can crack the DNA code to immortality reveals a dangerous mindset ‘In this world,” wrote Benjamin Franklin, “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This proposition doesn’t cut much ice in Silicon Valley, where they take a poor view of paying taxes. What’s interesting is that they are also coming to the view that perhaps death is optional
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Science | The Guardian

Scientists believe the secret of a good night’s sleep is all in our genesWe might all be sleeping easier following the discovery of the gene and ‘ancient mechanisms’ that aid a good night’s slumber Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. Thus wrote the English playwright Thomas Dekker in the 16th century, reflecting a view that has persisted through the centuries. Sleep is crucial to our wellbeing. Disturb it and you will find your constitu
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Science | The Guardian

Sick jokes and intelligence: is there a link? Quiz | Ben Ambridge Can your sense of humour tell us how clever you are? Read this dark joke to find out Do you have a dark sense of humour? And what does this tell us about your personality? See if you find this funny: A businessman in a suit has just hanged himself from a light-fitting with his tie. His wife and her friend come in and find him. The man’s wife turns to her friend and says: “I can’t believe it. A gr
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Big Think

Liberals and Conservatives Read Different Science Books, Except for One Subject Research shows liberals and conservatives have different tastes when buying science books. Read More
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Delivery delaySee the animals born since the world's been watching for April the giraffe to give birth
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Gizmodo

California Airbnb Host Cancels Woman's Reservation Due to Her Race, Noting That 'It's Why We Have Trump' Dyne Suh, a 25-year-old law student from Riverside, California, just wanted to enjoy a relaxing Presidents’ Day weekend with her fiancé and a couple of friends in nearby Big Bear Lake. What she was not expecting was for her Airbnb host to abruptly cancel on her because of her race. And yet! According to the Washington Post , Suh had booked a cabin described by its owner as a “tree house loft” in
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Big Think

Hiring Managers Cannot Suppress Their Biases in Job Interviews, Study Finds It’s illegal, yet usually a subconscious act. So how can we scrub bias from the hiring process? Read More
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Gizmodo

Russian-Owned LiveJournal Bans Political Talk, Adds Risk of Spying LiveJournal, a blog community that’s hosted a lot of science fiction authors and fans (including George RR Martin ), has officially banned “political solicitation”— which can mean anything that criticizes the Russian government, as well as pro-LGBTQ discussions. There are also concerns users can be subject to Russian spying. The service grew in popularity as a social network in the early 2000s, e
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Wild Bill Says He's Seen It All. Will He Be In For Any Surprises This Season? #DeadliestCatch | NEW SEASON Tues April 11 at 9/8c Captain Bill Wichrowski has been through it all after spending decades on the Bering Sea. What makes this season different? Bill will be heading out as the owner of a new boat. Start Catching Up With Full Episodes on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/deadliest-catch Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-ca
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Not so silent night: Dallas emergency siren system hackedHackers struck the sirens Dallas uses to alert residents to take shelter from inclement weather, triggering intermittent false alarms for about an hour and a half until officials deactivated the system early Saturday morning.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ancient Rome treasures discovered during subway dig on showThe long-delayed project to extend Rome's subway system has brought treasures of the past to the surface and allowed them to be showcased at one of the city's new subway stations.
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Gizmodo

A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Humans Snails are a known carrier of rat lungworm disease Photo: Getty Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden spread across the United States on climate change and globalization. In the las
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Experiments test how easy life itself might beCombining theory with experiment, scientists are trying to understand how life can arise from non-life. Researchers are conducting experiments to test the idea that lifelike chemical reactions might develop readily under the right conditions. The work addresses some of the deepest mysteries in biology, and has implications for understanding how common life might be in the universe.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the AtlanticThe eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Researchers improve technology to save sperm stem cellsResearchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Money to burn: As the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in US statesA state-by-state analysis finds a link between growth in a state's carbon emissions and the growth in income inequality.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

High-intensity interval training rapidly improves diabetics' glucose metabolismNew research reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. After just a two-week training period, the glucose uptake in thigh muscles returned to a normal level.
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Gizmodo

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sounds Insanely Awesome in German Still: YouTube One of the latest international teasers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out, and it’s got a few cute moments... including a brief shot of dancing Baby Groot. But holy hell, German Guardians sound amazing . I’m already regretting minoring in French. Every voice actor in this trailer is epic. Rocket is like a gruff old man. Star-Lord is whiny and pitiful. And Drax is yelling...
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists watch a molecule protect itself from radiation damageWhen DNA is hit with ultraviolet light, it can lose excess energy from radiation by ejecting the core of a hydrogen atom — a single proton — to keep other chemical bonds in the system from breaking. To gain insight into this process, researchers used X-ray laser pulses from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to investigate how
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New medication significantly decreases involuntary movementOnce daily valbenazine significantly reduces involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking for patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Smell helps primates flee parasitesMandrills use their sense of smell to avoid contamination by intestinal protozoans through contact with infected members of their group, researchers have discovered. Their work shows that parasites shape the social behavior of these primates, leading them to develop a strategy of parasite avoidance through smell.
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Ars Technica

Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0day (credit: Rob Enslin ) There's a new zeroday attack in the wild that's surreptitiously installing malware on fully-patched computers. It does so by exploiting a vulnerability in most or all versions of Microsoft Word. The attack starts with an e-mail that attaches a malicious Word document, according to a blog post published Saturday by researchers from security firm FireEye. Once opened, exploit
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Day: ‘The Lesson’ by Philip Levine In “ The Lesson ,” from our October 2003 issue, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine imagines a conversation with a sage, cigarette-smoking doctor against an industrial backdrop. At one point, the poem’s speaker recalls his birth into this setting: Years before, before the invention of smog, before Fluid Drive, the eight-hour day, the iron lung, I’d come into the world in a shower of industr
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Gizmodo

GameStop Acknowledges Possible Breach Of Customers' Credit Card Information Credit: Invision/AP If you’ve shopped at GameStop.com between mid-September and early February, it’s possible your credit card information has been compromised according to a report by the web security blog, KrebsOnSecurity. After reaching out to the video game retailer about the breach, GameStop confirmed to KrebsOnSecurity that it had been notified by a third party that possible payment card da
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Grey hair linked with increased heart disease risk in menGrey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men.
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Scientific American Content: Global

15-Million-Year-Old Pinecones Can Still Move [Video]In 15 million years, you will not be moving anything -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

When You're Naked And Afraid, You'll Eat Just About Anything #NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c From parrot heads to turtle testicles, the survivalists have eaten it all. Relive the craziest eating moments from Naked and Afraid history. 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.fa
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Gizmodo

Japan's Scientists Believe They'll Be the First to Reach Earth's Mantle Chikyū, the Japanese drilling ship. Photo: Wikipedia Once again, scientists are looking inward to explore the next frontier. Researchers at Japan’s Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced this week that an excavation is planned in which the team will attempt to successfully drill all the way through Earth’s crust for the first time in history. The history of humans tryi
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The Atlantic

What Do You Know ... About Presidential Pastimes? Katie Martin / The Atlantic In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored past presidents’ TV habits , how to move on from a criminal history , America’s options against North Korea , the movement to reform science , a surprising Walmart facility , and more. Can you remember the key facts? Find the answers to this week’s questions in the articles linked above—or go ahead and test your me
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The Atlantic

Kahlil Gibran’s ‘On Pain’ Explains the Necessity of Heartbreak I return to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet in every season of my life. Maybe it’s because, as a Lebanese person, my father handed me Gibran’s best-known body of work before I was even old enough to grasp its philosophy. But I love the thin book of poetry because it’s organized by subject, meant to offer wisdom on the cyclical nature of emotions as you move through life. There are chapters On Love, O
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Gizmodo

X-Men Nightcrawler Cat Is Kind of a Dick What happens when a cat has the power to instantly teleport itself, and its owner, practically anywhere? Well, there’s near-death, followed by more near-death and more near-death... then food. YouTuber Kaipo Jones (under the name Kaipotainment) has released his latest X-Men Cats video with Nightcrawler Cat, all about a kitty with the power of teleportation. Nightcrawler doesn’t exactly know how t
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Gizmodo

How to Copy Your Favorite Instagram Filters in Photoshop Image: Gizmodo Before it started obsessing about copying Snapchat , Instagram’s main goal was getting your phone photos looking their best. The app’s smart image processing doesn’t have to stay locked on your mobile though—you can replicate the effects in Photoshop or any photo editor with similar tools. There are dozens of Instagram filters to pick from, dozens of different ways to replicate the
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Gizmodo

Online Sales Blamed for Increase in Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers It’s a cartoon cliche that’s a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more often. They’ve even built an app to help avoid the canines that are just trying to protect their home from the dangerous package deliveries. Ac
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Ars Technica

Concern growing for brain-invading worms, spread by slugs and rats Adult female worm of Angiostrongylus cantonensis recovered from rat lungs with characteristic barber-pole appearance (anterior end of worm is to the top). Scale bar = 1 mm. (credit: Lindo et al. ) There have been six cases of a rare parasitic infection called “rat lungworm” in Maui in the last three months, health officials reported this week. The number is small, but it’s a dramatic jump from th
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Gizmodo

Anthony Hopkins Calls Michael Bay a 'Genius' and 'Savant' Still: YouTube Anthony Hopkins has worked with some of the best in the business, like Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. The latest visionary director to earn Sir Hopkins’ favor? None other than the king of explosions, Michael Bay. In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, Hopkins gushed about working with Bay on the latest Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, where he plays an astronomer
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Big Think

New Research May Predict if a Depression Treatment Will Work or Not Researchers are bringing together imaging and AI to understand the variations, causes, and potential treatments of depression. Read More
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cognitive science

New research suggests that our brains make two copies of each memory in the moment they are formed submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Quantum-physical model systemComputer-assisted methods aid physicists in reproducing experiment with ultracold atoms.
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Gizmodo

Saturday's Best Deals: MacBook Pros, Metal Lightning Cable, GreenWorks Tools, and More Discounted MacBook Pros , GreenWorks 40V cordless tools , and For Honor 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 iClever BoostLink Metal Lightning Cable , $7 with code XWT3WA3C Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to Lightning cables, iClever just released one that’s braided on the outsi
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Ars Technica

The Arkham Horror card game: You got some RPG in my CCG 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. Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is not sick of Cthulhu. Despite the ludicrous glut of Lovecraftian-themed board games crowding game-store shelves and Kickstarter pages, FFG has maintained its status as the chief evangelist of the Old O
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Scientific American Content: Global

Will Neuroweapons, Micro-Drones and Other Killer Apps Really Make Us Safer?Americans should have a more vigorous debate over Pentagon’s relentless pursuit of “disruptive” innovations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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cognitive science

The Reasoning Brain: The Interplay Between Cognitive Neuroscience and Theories of Reasoning (2017) (Free; in PDF and ePub) submitted by /u/byrd_nick [link] [comments]
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The Atlantic

Today's News: April 8, 2017 —Swedish police arrested a man they say drove the truck into a crowd of people in downtown Stockholm and killed four. —The Basque separatist group Eta is handing over its weapons to French authorities, ending decades of violent struggle and the last insurgency in Europe. —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4). Read On »
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Ars Technica

A 1986 bulletin board system has brought the old Web back to life in 2017 Enlarge (credit: Chris Wilkinson) Limited to an anachronistic 1200 bits per second, it took several moments for the green-phosphor ASCII art to scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen. A login prompt and a blinking cursor invited me to continue deeper: Enter GUEST for a quick look around.) Enter your ID#, HANDLE, NEW or ‘?’:_ What would David Lightman think? I found myself at the guarded
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The Atlantic

How Your Name Became Japan’s Biggest Movie in Years A fact that will come up in nearly every review of the film Your Name as it opens in theaters across North America this weekend is how it was the highest-grossing film in Japan last year . Makoto Shinkai’s animated feature about two body-swapping teenagers has thus far pulled in over 24 billion yen (around $214 million), becoming the second highest-grossing movie in the country ever, trailing onl
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The Atlantic

How on Earth Does an Ad Like Pepsi's Get Approved? This week, after a new, activism-themed ad from Pepsi fizzled when it was met with backlash on social media, the late-night host Jimmy Kimmel told his audience, "The fact that this somehow made it through—I can't imagine how many meetings, and edits, and pitches, and then got the thumbs-up from who-knows-how-many people is absolutely mind-boggling.” With one marketing firm estimating that at one
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WIRED

Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future The threat of huge fires is horrifying—even for people who trade in doomsday scenarios. The post Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

This $7 Lightning Cable Is So Metal iClever BoostLink Metal Lightning Cable , $7 with code XWT3WA3C Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to Lightning cables, iClever just released one that’s braided on the outside with stainless steel . Obviously, this won’t be as flexible as a rubber or nylon-coated cable, but it’s impossible to tangle, and should stand up to even the most reckless iPhone owner. Plus, it just look
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Inhaling knowledge in the library'Scientists at University College London are working on a project to capture aromas for their historic value.
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Gizmodo

Going to The Caveman Dentist Was Probably a Nightmare Image: Internet Archive Book Images /Flickr If you think your experience with the dentist is scary, just think about how bad the caveman dentist’s office would have been. There’d be no painkillers, no drills, and the fillings would be made from tar and plant fibers. And god, what would the awkward small talk be like? Scientists found 13000-year-old human teeth in a mountainous part of Tuscany, It
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Science-Based Medicine

Nope, Quenepa Has No Health Benefits.Is quenepa, a fruit found in the Caribbean, Central, and South America, a miracle superfood? Spoiler alert - no. No it's not.
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Ars Technica

“We all love the Tomahawk:” a brief history of US’s favorite robotic killer The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches one of a barrage of Tomahawks against a target in Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams) In the early hours of Friday morning, two US Navy guided-missile destroyers in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea launched a barrage of Tomahawk L
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The BorioteiioidsThe robust-skulled, heterodont, teiid-like lizards of yore -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big Think

Ping! – Think Again Podcast #93 – Adam Alter Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Social Psychologist Adam Alter on a planet-wide epidemic it's not (yet) too late to bring under control. Read More
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Ingeniøren

Politik og penge bag russisk gasrørsprojektDen omdiskuterede Nord Stream 2-ledning har ingen betydning for Europas forsyningssikkerhed. Eksisterende ledninger har rigelig kapacitet, vurderer iagttagere.
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The Atlantic

Emo Rap and Big Little Lies: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing To Be Young, Angsty, and Black: On Rap’s Emo Moment Briana Younger | Pitchfork “Over time, rap’s tough-guy representation has slowed its dominance. Jay Z’s tender but restrained ‘Song Cry,’ from 2002, softened slightly into the loneliness of Kanye’s ‘Heartless’ in 2008, which turned completely inward three years later with the pity party that is Drake’s ‘Marvin’s Room.’ Gradually, this spectrum o
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WIRED

Security News This Week: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State 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: Taser Bets Big on the Surveillance State appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

An Angry Rhino Bites An Elephant and Gets Outta Dodge A group of conservationists got more than they bargained for whilst trying to transport a rare, one-horned rhino from one park to another. The post An Angry Rhino Bites An Elephant and Gets Outta Dodge appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

How Ghost in the Shell got its main characters wrong—and why it matters Enlarge / Major in the American film and the Japanese anime. This analysis contains spoilers for the new Ghost in the Shell movie. Proceed with caution! Over the weekend, I dragged my best friend–a biracial Japanese dude I’ve known for over a decade–to watch the new Ghost in the Shell movie. Like Ars Technica’s Sam Machkovech , we weren’t impressed. To my surprise, though, I didn’t actually hate
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

US regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workersGovernment investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Uber fires back at Google spinoff in self-driving car caseUber is scoffing at claims that its expansion into self-driving cars hinges on trade secrets stolen from a Google spinoff, arguing that its ride-hailing service has been working on potentially superior technology.
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California declares stubborn drought officially overCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown declared Friday the official end of the state's drought that lasted more than five years.
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Uber smartphone apps provisionally banned in ItalyAn Italian court on Friday banned the use of smartphone apps for the ride-hailing group Uber, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported.
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WIRED

Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons In 2013, the world disposed of 1300 tons of Syria's chemical weapons. It wasn't enough. The post Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Space Photos of the Week: A Stellar Explosion Pitches a Stellar Tantrum New Horizons is on its way to breaking a record, Jupiter gets another close-up, and a stellar explosion looks like galactic fireworks. The post Space Photos of the Week: A Stellar Explosion Pitches a Stellar Tantrum appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

How 23andMe Won Back the Right to Foretell Your Diseases Using science and lots of focus groups, the company convinced the FDA that people can understand genetic testing results. The post How 23andMe Won Back the Right to Foretell Your Diseases appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Marsupial Robots Ain’t Cuddly, But They Are Totally Brilliant These are the so-called marsupial robots: A drone as the baby tethered safely to the mother robot, in this case a tracked vehicle. The post Marsupial Robots Ain't Cuddly, But They Are Totally Brilliant appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Review: Mevo by Livestream This livestreaming camera is a great way for beginners to start broadcasting to Facebook and Twitter. The post Review: Mevo by Livestream appeared first on WIRED .
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cognitive science

Why We Love Dad’s Old Sweater: “Authentic objects” keep us company submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo

Dumbass Almost Hit By Train Because the Future is Too Damn Quiet Authorities in Auckland, New Zealand are urging all dumbasses to look both ways before they cross train tracks, after a local dumbass was nearly hit yesterday . But in fairness to the dumbass, the new electric trains in the area are pretty quiet. Too quiet, if you ask this dumbass. Modern urban life is one of noise, for dumbasses and non-dumbasses alike. But with the rise of humanity’s dumbass el
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Live Science

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to UnravelA new study pursues a kind of “paleontology” for gravitational waves in an attempt to explain how and why black holes collide and merge.
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Live Science

Volcanic Activity on Ancient Mars May Have Produced Organic LifeNew research suggests that active volcanoes on the Red Planet could have created an environment habitable to ancient microbes.
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Live Science

How Much Do Cats and Dogs Remember?Pet cats and dogs can remember the location of their food bowls and sometimes even how to perform tricks or find their way home. But just how good (or bad) are these fur balls at remembering the minutia of their days?
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Live Science

Don Rickles: Why Legendary Comic's Jabs Are Funny, Not OffensiveFamed stand-up comedian and actor Don Rickles, who died April 6, was celebrated for his caustic cracks.
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The Atlantic

Donald Trump, Inevitable Hawk President Trump’s decision this week to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime has come as a bitter disappointment to those who cast their votes last November for “America First”-style isolationism. But the betrayal shouldn’t come as a surprise. While this episode may have been the one to finally debunk the pundit-pleasing myth of “Donald the Dove,” the truth is that Trump’s mutation into a
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Science : NPR

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger? About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease, but only 1 percent get the disease. A new study finds that a common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease. (Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
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Science : NPR

VIDEO: Despite The Risks, Morphine Can Offer Hope Morphine, like other opiates, is controversial. It poses risks. But for some patients, like a man in India who's profiled in a short documentary, the painkiller offers hope. (Image credit: Screengrab from "Using Morphine To Stay Alive")
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The Atlantic

Enter the Ambition Fatigue “Fuck ambition.” That’s Elisa Albert, the novelist and short story writer and editor; the line might have been muttered, though, by many of the women who are making their way through the present American moment. Ambition, by now, was supposed to be easier. Ambition was supposed to be the great gift handed down to the women of today through the work of Stanton and Steinem and Pankhurst and Parks—t
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Americans Used a Lot Less Coal in 2016U.S. coal use has steadily declined since it peaked a decade ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Dansk teknologi kan gøre græs til menneskefødeProtein udvundet af græs og andre grønne planter kan erstatte 27 procent af Danmarks import af sojamel til foderbrug – og måske indgå i proteinbarer til sportsfolk.
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The Atlantic

Political Polarization Killed the Filibuster Senators from both sides of the aisle are lamenting the death of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations, arguing that its demise will further exacerbate partisan dysfunction and congressional gridlock. But the end of the filibuster is a symptom of the death spiral of the Senate into permanent polarization, not its cause. The history of the filibuster, as recounted by Josh Chafetz , suggests
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Science : NPR

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain A baby who was conceived through an experimental procedure designed to prevent a deadly disease appears to be healthy. But some potentially defective DNA remains. Will it affect his health long term? (Image credit: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images/Blend Images)
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New on MIT Technology Review

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 8, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The Atlantic

How Unusual Was the Trump Administration’s Reversal on Syria? “We need unpredictability,” then-candidate Donald Trump once told The New York Times while discussing his ideal foreign policy. More recently, the president told reporters : “I like to think of myself as a very flexible person. I don’t have to have one specific way, and if the world changes, I go the same way.” So far, the president seems to be living up to those standards. Trump has a long track
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The Atlantic

Reactions to the Syria Strike: A Brief Guide Leave aside the humanitarian and strategic consequences: Trump’s decision to launch cruise missiles at Syria was a tactical political masterstroke worthy of Vladimir Putin. The Syria strike shattered the political coalitions gathered against Trump and assembled new ones from the pieces. First and foremost, Trump won over the blob. The mainstream U.S. foreign policy community has harbored deep mis
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The Atlantic

When Do Limited Strikes 'Work'? On Thursday, the U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at an airbase in Homs, Syria —America’s first direct intervention against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom much of the international community blames for a chemical-weapons attack that killed some 80 Syrians earlier this week. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and det
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The Atlantic

Does Israel Have a Special Duty to Stop a ‘Holocaust’ in Syria? Just hours before the Trump administration struck Syria on Thursday night, Israel’s former chief rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau said that what is happening in the war-torn country is a Holocaust. “This is certainly a shoah of the Syrian people and it did not start today. For the past six years they have been living in a Holocaust,” Lau said . The word shoah , which means “catastrophic destruction” in Heb
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Laser weapons edge toward use in US militaryA sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies.
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Ingeniøren

ING BAGSIDEN: Den opfindelse venter vi på ...En læser savner en dims - her kommer ugens efterlysning!
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Viden

Se hvordan robotter og planter vokser sammen i Flora RoboticaElektroniske robotfrugter titter frem på flettede træer af plastic i forsøg på at få planter til at vokse, som forskerne ønsker.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Grey hair linked with increased heart disease risk in menGrey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men, in research presented today at EuroPrevent 2017.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Obese Spanish workers take more sick leaveObese Spanish workers take more sick leave than their healthy weight colleagues, according to research in more than 174,000 employees presented today at EuroPrevent 2017.
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WIRED

Facing a Self-Driving Smackdown, Uber Opts for Damage Control If you can't win outright, save what you can. The post Facing a Self-Driving Smackdown, Uber Opts for Damage Control appeared first on WIRED .
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cognitive science

The Horrors of Lesch-Nyan Syndrome submitted by /u/Geordie_Murray [link] [comments]
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NYT > Science

No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds“We are seeing the first signs in 2016 that this market could be manageable for most health insurers,” Standard & Poor’s analysts said.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Galactic garbageMillions of pieces of man-made trash are orbiting the Earth. Some are tiny, but all pose a risk.
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Photos of Jupiter From NASA Spacecraft, Both Near and FarThe Juno space probe and the Hubble Space Telescope recorded new images of Jupiter that will help scientists study the solar system’s largest planet.
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Ars Technica

Adidas wants to sell 100,000 3-D printed sneakers Enlarge (credit: Adidas ) German shoemaker Adidas will begin mass-producing a shoe with a 3D-printed sole, the company announced today. The process will allow for more personalized shoes, shaped to an individual's weight and gait. "This is a milestone, not only for us as a company, but also for the industry," Gerd Manz, Adidas' head of technology, told Reuters . "We've cracked some of the boundar
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Live Science

Men's Looks Matter More Than Women Admit, Study ShowsThe new study attempted to put the looks-versus-personality decision to the test in women.
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Live Science

Close-Approaching Jupiter Dazzles in New Hubble PhotoHubble snapped the photo on Monday (April 3), just four days before Jupiter comes into "opposition," forming a straight line with Earth and the sun (with Earth in the middle).
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Striking Syria What We’re Following Air Strike in Syria: The U.S. launched more than 50 missiles at a Syrian airfield last night in retaliation for Assad’s alleged nerve-gas attack on civilians. This military intervention on humanitarian grounds marks a major policy shift for Trump , who’s famously promised to put “America first”; it’s also a big departure from the Obama doctrine of foreign policy. Key U.S. all
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Live Science

Rare Parasitic Worm Cases Spike in MauiA rare parasitic worm that can infect people's brains is causing concern in Maui.
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Here Are The Challenges Captain Keith Faces This Season | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | NEW SEASON Tues April 11 at 9/8c Captain Keith Colburn never fishes in the same spots but this year it'll be even harder to predict where the crab will be. With the Bering Sea getting warmer, the crab won't be easy to find. Start Catching Up With Full Episodes on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/deadliest-catch Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-show
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The World Weighs In on Trump's Syria Strike Today in 5 Lines President Trump’s decision to order strikes against a Syrian air base late Thursday is facing backlash : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denounced the strike as “reckless” and “irresponsible,” and in a meeting of the UN Security Council, Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s deputy envoy to the UN, warned that the consequences of the strike could be “extremely serious.” Republican and De
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New Scientist - News

NASA funds radical Pluto hopper and cosmic echolocation conceptsThe space agency just announced the recipients of its Innovative Advanced Concepts programme, which kickstarts researchers’ so-crazy-it-just-might-work ideas
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Gizmodo

Meet the Hugo-Nominated Author of Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By the T-Rex Photo Courtesy Stix Hiscock The Hugo Awards nominations were released this week, featuring some of the best and brightest works in science fiction and fantasy— most of which are relatively well known. Then, there’s one nominee for Best Novelette, a short story hardly anyone had even heard of... until now. It’s called Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By the T-Rex , by Stix Hiscock. So, who is Stix
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WIRED

Future Vision This week: Details about Microsoft's upcoming Xbox, and we get a taste of basketball in VR The post Future Vision appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

How Apple's Night Shift Compares to F.lux Apple recently added Night Shift to macOS , which changes the color temperature of your screen based on the time of day in the hopes that it’ll help you sleep better. Before the launch of Night Shift, f.lux was the go-to tool for doing this. Let’s see how they compare. Night Shift and f.lux (free) sound identical at a glance. They both attempt to reduce your exposure to blue light at night by app
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss When Baseball Players Were Vaudeville Stars — Elizabeth Yuko delves into the fascinating history of athletes who took to performing on stage to make ends meet during the off-season. Toho Film Your Name Is a Dazzling New Work of Anime — David Sims marvels at Makoto Shinkai’s breathtaking new film. Colossal Is the Weirdest Monster Movie of the Year — David Sims watches the bizarre new fi
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Inside Science

Astrophysicists Envision a Universe Without Dark Energy Space A team of scientists develop a model that describes the accelerating expansion of the universe without the need for mysterious dark energy. 04/06/2017 Ramin Skibba, Contributor https://www.insidescience.org/news/astrophysicists-envision-universe-without-dark-energy
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Gizmodo

Anime Malware Locks Your Files Unless You Play A Game Undefined Fantastic Object In 2017, even malware is anime. Anyone affected by the new malware Rensenware, named after the anime-style game Touhou Seirensen ( Undefined Fantastic Object ), has to score over 200 million points on the game’s “lunatic” level or they won’t be able to access their computer files. Ransomeware is a malicious brand of malware that holds files hostage until you pay its cre
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Mobile-phone signals bolster street-level rain forecasts Real-time analysis of wireless communications data could improve weather forecasts around the world. Nature 544 146 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21799
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The Atlantic

The Department of Labor Accuses Google of Gender Pay Discrimination On Friday, The Guardian reported that during a hearing at the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, the U.S. government accused Google of violating federal employment laws by allowing pay discrepancies between men and women in the company. According to the publication, Janette Wipper, the DOL’s regional director for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, claim
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Nutrition report calls for greater cooperation and coordination in promotion of pulseThe Special Issue of Annals addresses the opportunity pulses present to address global concerns on nutrition, health, and sustainability.
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Gizmodo

The Magnificent Mane on This Plastic Lion Means We're One Step Closer to 3D-Printed Toupees Manufacturers of 3D printers have had a hard time convincing consumers they need a machine that takes 12 hours to make a plastic trinket. But 3D printing enthusiasts do exist, and they’re coming up with lots of different reasons to want one of the machines. This now includes magnificent 3D-printed hair . President Trump, your day is here. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen someone use a 3D prin
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Gizmodo

These Are the Wildly Advanced Space Exploration Concepts Being Considered by NASA Under a plan proposed by Stephanie Thomas of Princeton Satellite Systems, Inc., NASA could be returning to Pluto. (Image: NASA/JPL/New Horizons) Earlier today, NASA announced funding for 22 projects as part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. From a planet hopping laser-driven sail and a solar powered Venusian weather balloon to an autonomous rover on Pluto, the future of space ex
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Gizmodo

Today's Press Briefing Screwup Wasn't Entirely Sean Spicer's Fault Somehow Image: CNN On Friday, less than 24 hours after the Trump Administration launched a volley of Tomahawk missiles at Syria, Sean Spicer held an off-camera press conference to bring White House reporters up to speed. Naturally, the off-camera briefing was partially filmed, mockumentary style, and broadcast across America. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer was interviewing correspondent Jeff Zeleny when he segued
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Live Science

Syria Bombing: How Do Tomahawk Missiles Work?The United States sent 59 Tomahawk missiles to destroy an airbase in Syria, but exactly how do these missiles work?
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Science : NPR

Michigan's Tart Cherry Orchards Struggle To Cope With Erratic Spring Weather An unpredictable spring this year unnerved tart cherry growers in Michigan, because these cherry trees are especially vulnerable to extreme weather shifts made more likely by climate change. (Image credit: Peter Payette/Interlochen Public Radio)
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

400 million years of a stable relationship: Molecular basis of balance in AM symbiosisResearchers have identified a transcriptional program that drives arbuscule degeneration during AM symbiosis. This regulation of arbuscule lifespan has likely contributed to the 400MY stability of the symbiosis by preventing the persistence of fungal cheaters.
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Live Science

Giant Viruses Have Frankenstein Genomes | VideoThese giant viruses evolved from smaller viruses that patched together bits of stolen genome from their hosts.
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Ars Technica

Windows Insider builds start back up, available for Active Directory accounts Enlarge (credit: VirtualWolf ) Even as we wait for the Windows 10 Creators Update to receive its mainstream launch this coming Tuesday, Microsoft has pushed ahead and shipped the first post -Creators Update preview build of Windows 10. The next major version of Windows doesn't have a name yet, but its codename is Redstone 3, and it'll be released in about six months. Coming so soon after the Crea
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Gizmodo

Lady Puffins Basically Holding Everything Together in Puffin Marriages Image: Dr Annette Fayet In the animal kingdom, pretty much everything wants to fuck and/or kill. But puffins—those flying penguin-looking things that live in regions around the North Atlantic —are special in the sense that they typically mate with the same partner for life. They’re even called “ soulmate puffins ,” which is so mind-numbingly adorable it makes my Grinch heart palpitate. A new stud
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Gizmodo

Get Learned For Less With 30% Off CreativeLive Online Courses 30% off sitewide at CreativeLive Get inspiration or just brush up on your creative skills with CreativeLive’s online courses. Today only, they’re giving you 30% off the entire site to celebrate their seventh birthday. Swap out the time you spend browsing Netflix for a refresher course in Photo & Video or Music & Audio or just learn something completely new.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How some chickens got striped feathersBirds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? Researchers now report that two independent mutations are required to explain the development of the sex-linked barring pattern in chicken. Both mutations affect the function of CDKN2A, a tumor suppressor gene associated with melanoma in humans.
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Day: ‘Green Fields’ by W. S. Merwin In his poetry, W. S. Merwin draws on Buddhist philosophy and its profound respect for the inherent worth of all living things. As The Atlantic ’s then-poetry editor Peter Davison wrote in 1997 , the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Audrey McAvoy / AP … is not only profoundly anti-imperialist, pacifist, and environmentalist, but also possessed by an intimate feeling for
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Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-FreeBlood donation centers across the U.S. are required to screen samples for signs of the mosquito-borne virus. Some have questioned whether it’s always necessary.
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Gizmodo

Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before Image via Shutterstock . Last month, Republicans put your internet privacy on the chopping block and on Monday, Trump dropped the axe on it. That seems like not a small thing to do, but then the U.S. bombed Syria and now that everyone is muttering “nuclear war” between panic attacks at work and contacting stress ulcers the size Trump’s head. If you are able to stop hyperventilating, you might wan
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Smell helps primates flee parasitesResearchers from the CNRS have discovered that mandrills use their sense of smell to avoid contamination by intestinal protozoans through contact with infected members of their group. Their work, published in Science Advances, shows that parasites shape the social behavior of these primates, leading them to develop a strategy of parasite avoidance through smell.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Faberge egg reunited with its missing 'surprise' in TexasA Faberge egg and the jeweled elephant designed to fit inside it are being reunited for the first time in almost a century thanks to a loan from Queen Elizabeth II to a Texas museum.
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Ars Technica

Extremely sensitive experiment shows no hint of a key radioactive decay Enlarge / The interior of the GERDA detector, made reflective to increase the chance of picking up stray light. (credit: K. Freund, GERDA collaboration ) The Standard Model of physics, which explains the properties and interactions of the fundamental particles, does a phenomenal job with the things it gets right, and there's nothing that it obviously gets wrong. But that's not to say it doesn't h
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The Atlantic

S-Town, 13 Reasons Why, and Making Art Out of Self-Destruction This article contains multiple spoilers about S-Town and 13 Reasons Why . When the podcast S-Town was released a little over a week ago, the most immediately remarkable thing about it was its method of delivery: All seven episodes were made available on the same day. This model has become old hat for TV shows thanks to Netflix, but S-Town is the first major podcast to present itself this way, as
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The Atlantic

The Baltimore Police Department Binds Itself to Reform A federal judge signed off on a consent decree to reform the troubled Baltimore Police Department on Friday, two years after the death of Freddie Gray sparked violent protests and focused national attention on the city’s law-enforcement problems. It could also be the among the last of its kind for the immediate future. The consent decree is “is comprehensive, detailed, and precise,” Judge James B
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Gizmodo

Scientists Found a Good Use for Surplus Sperm Image: Xu el. al A team of German scientists were wondering how to deliver medications into the female reproductive tract and realized, hey, why come up with something new? The human body already produces its own little machines perfectly suited to deliver their goods to that same spot. So, why not tame our little sex swimmers as a means of treating disease—by strapping little hats onto them? Her
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The Atlantic

Q of the Week: Where Should Trump Donate His Salary? After the election, Donald Trump said he would donate his annual presidential salary to charity. On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the president chose to give away his first-quarter salary of $78,333 to the National Park Service, to be spent on the upkeep of America’s historic battlefields. Spicer said Trump was presented with a number of options before coming to h
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years agoResearchers surveyed sediment samples from the northern Tibetan Plateau's Qaidam Basin and constructed paleoclimate cycle records from the late Miocene epoch of Earth's history, which lasted from approximately 11 to 5.3 million years ago. Reconstructing past climate records can help scientists determine both natural patterns and the ways in which future glacial events and greenhouse gas emissions
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Under challenge: Girls' confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degreesGirls rate their math abilities lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, a new study has found.
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Gizmodo

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Just Doesn’t Want to Do Shit, Eh? Image: Getty You know that feeling when you just really cannot be bothered to do any work? Of course you do! It’s Friday afternoon. You’re staring at the screen, waiting in vain for Twitter to provide some decent distractions, maybe scrolling through OpenTable for brunch reservations, fantasizing about sleeping in tomorrow. Someone who certainly knows that feel is FCC chair Ajit Pai, who, accordi
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Cardiologist warns against dissolvable stentsExpert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions, encourages cardiologists to continue using conventional drug-eluting stents, instead of the newer bioresorbable option.
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What is threshold for lips perceived as artificial, unnatural-appearing?Recognizing the perceptual threshold for when lips appear unnatural is important to avoid an undesirable outcome in lip augmentation. A new study attempts to provide data on balanced augmentation. The study used incrementally digitally altered photographs of a female model's lips and included 98 usable responses to an internet-based survey.
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Gizmodo

Someday, Our Astronauts Might Have Clothes As Cool As These Mass Effect Uniforms Illustration: Angelica Alzona Human beings won’t make it to the far reaches of space for a long, long time, and the engineers who make spacesuits aren’t sure what we’ll wear when we get there. I hope our future astronauts look at cool as the characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda . The purpose of a uniform is to broadcast who you are and what you do to the world. Uniforms have certain practical con
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

400 million years of a stable relationship: Clues to the molecular basis of balance in AM symbiosisWalking through a grassy field or forest take a moment to consider what lies beneath the surface. A web of plant roots interacts symbiotically with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi that extend their hyphae from the root system further into the earth, accessing nutrients such as phosphates to give to the plant in return for carbohydrates, tit for tat.
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New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathersBirds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study published today in PLOS Genetics, Swedish and French researchers report that two independent mutations are required to explain the development of the sex-linked barring pattern in chicken. Both mutations affect the function of CDKN2A, a tumour suppressor gene
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New medication significantly decreases involuntary movementOnce daily valbenazine significantly reduces involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking for patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and mood disorder.
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Study helps explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down SyndromeDisorders caused by aneuploidy, a condition in which cells contain an abnormal number of chromosomes, can vary widely in severity from one individual to another. New research shows that aneuploidy alone can cause this significant variability in traits, in otherwise genetically identical cells.
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Unexpected protein structure findings could lead to new therapiesScientists have determined unexpected characteristics of a key protein linked to blood pressure control and to nerve growth, pain control and heart tissue regeneration. The findings open doors to potential new therapies to control cardiovascular disease and pain. The protein AT2 is one of a group of receptors that interact with the angiotensin II hormone, which regulates blood pressure. Angiotensi
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Oldest tooth filling was made by an Ice Age dentist in ItalyA pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth show that ancient dentists used bitumen mixed in with plants and hairs to create rudimentary fillings
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WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows Enlarge / The logo of the CIA's Engineering Development Group (EDG), the home of the spy agency's malware and espionage tool developers. (credit: Central Intelligence Agency ) WikiLeaks has published what it says is another batch of secret hacking manuals belonging to the US Central Intelligence Agency as part of its Vault7 series of leaks . The site is billing Vault7 as the largest publication o
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Stem cell consortium tackles complex genetic diseasesMuch of stem cell research over the past decade has focused on Mendelian disorders -- those caused by a single gene, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington's disease. But as genome-wide association studies continue to reveal, most conditions are more complex, arising from dozens or hundreds of genetic mutations working together to cause disease. To understand how someone can i
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How a beneficial gut microbe adapted to breast milkBreast milk provides vital nutrients not only to infants, but also to beneficial microbes that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract. A new study shows that a bacterial species called Bifidobacterium longum has successfully adapted to the unique niche of the infant gut by producing an enzyme called LnbX, which enables this microbe to grow on a sugar that is abundant only in human milk.
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New cause of high plasma triglycerides discoveredPeople with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn't necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition. Researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia whose bodies produce autoantibodies -- immune-response molecules that attack their own proteins -- causing high levels of triglycerides in the blood.
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Project hotspot: Investigating the potential for geothermal energy at depthResearchers have examined the geology of a scientific borehole drilled into the Snake River Plain, Idaho, USA, to investigate the potential for geothermal energy at depth. The site discussed in this paper is on the Mountain Home Air Force Base, where a drillhole in 1984 indicated that geothermal fluids were present at about 1.8 km depth.
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Warming Oceans May Lead to Smaller Fish Warming Oceans May Lead to Smaller Fish Rising temperatures could limit the growth of large, active fish, potentially upsetting food webs and slashing fishery yields. Smallfish2_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: NPS Natural Resources Creature Friday, April 7, 2017 - 13:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Your grandfather's nostalgic memories are probably right: Fish today aren't as big a
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Turning Cyborg. You May be Microchipped in the Future. Microchipping humans may be common in the future. The prospect of constantly being tracked and online raises some major ethical concerns. Futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard provides insight into where we're headed. Read More
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400 million years of a stable relationshipResearchers from the Harrison lab at BTI have identified a transcriptional program that drives arbuscule degeneration during AM symbiosis. This regulation of arbuscule lifespan has likely contributed to the 400MY stability of the symbiosis by preventing the persistence of fungal cheaters.
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New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathersBirds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study published today in PLOS Genetics, Swedish and French researchers report that two independent mutations are required to explain the development of the sex-linked barring pattern in chicken. Both mutations affect the function of CDKN2A, a tumour suppressor gene
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I Hate My Wide Feet Illustration by Sam Woolley My feet are big. Not in a potentially good way, the way that might grab the interest of an NBA scout. Or in the way that might set a woman to wondering. No. My feet are wide . I wear a size 11, width 4E. I can get away with a 2E, but it’s not ideal. According to this handy chart —for big and tall men, goddamnit—that means my foot is three-quarters of an inch wider than
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How Airlines Really Make Money, and the Week’s Other Insights We're proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post How Airlines Really Make Money, and the Week's Other Insights appeared first on WIRED .
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Good times with friends really can fight depression People with symptoms of depression may not feel like socializing, but doing something fun with friends can improve mood, a new study shows. “It’s the social activities—positive, everyday experiences that involve other people—that may be most likely to brighten the mood of those struggling with depression,” says Lisa Starr, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. “…if you
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Can Parker And His Friends Fend For Themselves In The Wilderness? #GoldRush Parker and the team will have to hunt for food out on the trail for 4 weeks. To test their survival skills, we created a challenge for them. Who on the team has the best aim? 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 Twi
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Why do teachers quit? Read their resignation letters Teachers don’t just leave their jobs because of low pay and retirement, new research shows. Their perceptions of a broken education system also contribute. In a trio of studies, education experts examine the relatively new phenomenon of teachers posting their resignation letters online. The findings suggest a nationwide focus on standardized tests, scripted curriculum, and punitive teacher-evalua
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These monkeys avoid sick friends by sniffing their poo Animals Mandrills, they're just like us! Mandrills are social creatures, but they've developed ways to avoid spreading parasites to one another. Read on.
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Watch a Badger Bury a CowThis badger built itself a “refrigerator” in the desert to stash its food windfall. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How a Fitness Tracker Spotted a Woman's Life-Threatening ConditionA Connecticut woman is crediting her Fitbit with saving her life, after the device detected signs of life-threatening blood clots.
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Human flesh isn't very nutritious Science Prehistoric cannibals likely had other motivations Humans aren't the most nutritious species, suggesting that early hominids turned to cannibalism for other reasons. Read on.
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Twitch unleashes scorched-earth attack to unveil malicious spambot creator Enlarge (credit: Twitch ) Amazon-owned video streaming site Twitch is taking a scorched-earth approach in a bid to ferret out who is behind a "malicious spambot." The bots have been flooding streamers' public chats with offensive, repetitive messages that have sometimes rendered their channels "unusable." Twitch says the bots, beginning February 24, were posting an average of 34 messages per minu
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I Stared Into the Political Heart of the Hyperloop Yesterday, in our nation’s capital, I spent two hours in a beautiful fantasy. A world where the usual constraints of time and space don’t apply, where almost everyone in our fractured nation is connected, closer than ever, united by technology. No, I wasn’t smoking weed, though it’s legal here: I was at the Hyperloop Showcase, where staff at Hyperloop One and those competing to work with the star
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Why Firing Tomahawk Missiles At Syria Was A Nearly Useless Response Photo credit AP The U.S. Navy has launched 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles at a Syrian military airfield Thursday night, in retaliation for a Syrian chemical-weapons attack on its own civilians earlier this week. But make no mistake that this is a political move, not a decisive military one. Tomahawks are not the ideal weapon to do long-term damage to an airfield runway, like the one that launch
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The Secret to Cubans' Homemade Wine: CondomsCuban winemakers use condoms in fermenting their homemade vino.
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Jupiter at Opposition - Hubble Snaps New Views of Gas Giant | VideoThe Hubble Space Telescope was used to capture new imagery of Jupiter on April 3, 2017. The gas giant will be at opposition with Earth on April 7
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Ars Technica

First high-res look at microbial ballistics: Harpoons, spears, Gatling guns Enlarge / A close-up of Polykrilos kofoidii. (credit: Urban Tillmann. ) When you think of plankton, you might think of docile, intricately shaped microbes gently swaying in ocean currents while generously providing food for all manner of sea creatures. Serene. Charming. In reality, they’re little savages who constantly take each other out with sophisticated ballistic weapons. In a new study publi
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Here’s why we disagreed about ‘the dress’ When “the dress” went viral in 2015, millions split over its true colors: gold and white or black and blue. Neuroscientist Pascal Wallisch concludes that these differences in perception come from our assumptions about its illumination. Those who thought that the dress, worn by the mother of a bride at a wedding in Scotland, was photographed in a shadow likely saw the garment as gold and white; by
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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. 6. Five rad and random things I found this week. Read on.
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Financial math may help build a better HIV vaccineUsing computational tools inspired by financial math models developed to predict changes in stock prices, researchers were able to accurately predict how different properties of the HIV surface protein (Env) evolved in the population of Iowa over the course of 30 years. The ability to predict such changes by testing a small number of patients could potentially allow tailoring of vaccines to the sp
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Cancer commandeers immature immune cells to aid its successful spreadCancer commandeers immature immune cells to aid its spread, report scientists. More typically, immature immune cells might help us fight cancer, but scientists have now shown cancer can commandeer the cells to help it spread.
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University of Montana professor breaks new ground on counseling survivors of trauma, sexual assaultRecent work by a University of Montana communication studies professor draws national attention for her approach to incorporating research in interpersonal communication with the delivery of mental health services to sexual assault survivors.
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Volcanic arcs form by deep melting of rock mixturesA new study published in the journal Science Advances changes our understanding of how volcanic arc lavas are formed, and may have implications for the study of earthquakes and the risks of volcanic eruption.
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'Nesting doll' minerals offer clues to Earth's mantle dynamicsRecovered minerals that originated in the deep mantle can give scientists a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes occurring deep inside of the Earth and into the history of the planet's mantle layer. A team led by Yingwei Fei, a Carnegie experimental petrologist, and Cheng Xu, a field geologist from Peking University, has discovered that a rare sample of the mineral majorite originated at least
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Why did we see 'the dress' differently? The answer lies in the shadows, new research findsWhen 'the dress' went viral in 2015, millions were divided on its true colors: gold and white or black and blue? In a new study, an neuroscientist concludes that these differences in perception are due to our assumptions about how the dress was illuminated.
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Meteorologist applies biological evolution to forecastingWhat if a computer model could improve itself over time without requiring additional data? One researcher has made weather forecasting more accurate by repurposing an idea from Charles Darwin.
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Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication StudiesA volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.
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Volcanic arcs form by deep melting of rock mixturesBeneath the ocean, massive tectonic plates collide and grind against one another, which drives one below the other. This powerful collision, called subduction, is responsible for forming volcanic arcs that are home to some of Earth's most dramatic geological events, such as explosive volcanic eruptions and mega earthquakes.
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'Nesting doll' minerals offer clues to Earth's mantle dynamicsRecovered minerals that originated in the deep mantle can give scientists a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes occurring deep inside of the Earth and into the history of the planet's mantle layer. A team led by Yingwei Fei, a Carnegie experimental petrologist, and Cheng Xu, a field geologist from Peking University, has discovered that a rare sample of the mineral majorite originated at least
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Lithium reviving centuries-old Czech mining traditionA surge in global use of lithium, a key component in electric batteries, is leading to the revival of a centuries-long mining tradition in the Czech Republic's Ore Mountains.
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For Facebook and Google, the Best Way to Fight Fake News Is YouFact-check alerts and handy tips to help spot misinformation are useful, but they place the onus firmly on users.
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Dramatic stellar fireworks of star birthStellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new observations provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star birth. Astronomers captured these dramatic images as they explored the firework-like debris from the birth of a group of massive stars, demonstrating that star formation can be a violent and explosive p
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Driver privacy can be compromised in usage-based insurance systemsAn attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report researchers.
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Rescue protein gives doomed cells a stay of 'execution'A team of immunologists has discovered how a set of proteins delays the 'executioner' machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis. The scientists believe the finding may have wide clinical implications if researchers can develop drugs to control the cellular rescue machinery.
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'What do old books smell like?' Preserving smells as important cultural heritageA 'Historic Book Odour Wheel' has been developed to document and archive the aroma associated with old books. Researchers created the wheel as part of an experiment in which they asked visitors to St. Paul's Cathedral's Dean and Chapter library in London to characterize its smell.
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Many older adults will need help with managing their medicines and moneyIn a study of nearly 9500 individuals aged 65 and older who did not need help in managing medications or finances, many needed assistance as time went on.
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Deep brain stimulation decreases tics in young adults with severe Tourette syndromeA surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation that sends electrical impulses to a specific area of the brain reduces the 'tics,' or involuntary movements and vocal outbursts, experienced by young adults with severe cases of Tourette syndrome.
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Unique wave tank helps scientists understand threat of rogue ocean wavesA team of scientists from Australia, Belgium, Italy and the UK have demonstrated how ocean winds can generate spontaneous rogue waves, the first step to predicting the potentially dangerous phenomena.
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Protecting driver privacy in the connected ageBen-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that is possible to compromise a driver's private information stored in the cloud for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) programs based on only part of the data collected.
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Wizard Lizards vs Escape Goats: Lizards Win! It was a fiercely magical battle between the Lizards and the Goats. But in the end the Harry Potter-level wizardry of the Wizard Lizards gave them a leg up! We still wonder what kinds of wands a Wizarding Lizard would have. The world may never know! Leaderboard Art by Grace Emmet
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Take a Gander at Some of Game of Thrones' New Costumes HBO just released a couple of general promo videos , where characters from different shows come out and praise how it’s not TV, it’s HBO. However, the seemingly innocuous advertisements do have one super cool feature: New costumes for Game of Thrones ! We’ve already seen a few of them—either last season, or from next season’s first teaser trailer. For example, you’ve got Queen Cersei’s new regal
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2017 March for Science: What You Need to KnowAre you marching for science on Earth Day, April 22? Use this guide to get ready.
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Ernie intensifyThe storm formerly known as tropical cyclone 15S, now called Tropical Cyclone Ernie continued to strengthen as NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image that showed the storm developed an eye.
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Første gang: Atmosfære opdaget på en fremmed jordlignende planetEn super-Jord 39 lysår væk ser ud til at have en atmosfære. Det er første gang, at det er observeret på en jordlignende planet udenfor vores solsystem.
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Outfit Two Toilets With OxyLED's Popular Motion Lights For $10 2-Pack OxyLED Toilet Lights , $10 with code 2OXYTN01 You probably looked at that image up there and laughed. But let me tell you, there’s nothing funny about using the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to turn on an overhead light to see where you’re going. Because as soon as you hit that switch, you know you’re not getting back to sleep for another hour. OxyLED’s new motion-sensing
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Trump Administration Backs Down From Order to Unmask 'Rogue' Twitter Critic Photo: AP The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now withdrawn its outrageous and unconstitutional order demanding Twitter give up user data related to an account frequently critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, the CBP, and others, arguing that the CPB’s demand to provide possibly identifying use
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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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Even Former Boy-Banders Are Making Music About the End Times Last fall, Anne Donahue at The Guardian coined a handy term for the recent wave of male pop stars attempting to transcend teenage success. “The heartthrob is dead,” read her headline. “Long live the artthrob.” “Artthrob” speaks to how Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik, Drake, and others replaced public memories of school-age innocence not only with sex appeal but with portentous Instagram captions, outré
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Finding Self-Reliance in May Sarton’s ‘Dead Center’ I’ve never thought hard about why I love May Sarton’s “ Dead Center ”—I’ve never seriously studied Letters from Maine , the collection in which it appears, or Sarton herself. But “Dead Center” is one of those poems that I’m drawn to in the somber, reflective moments, often after a tough day, when I’m seeking a sense of equilibrium, and maybe a little bleakness to match my mood. Here’s a taste: Te
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Photos of the Week: 4/1–4/7 The NCAA Men's National Championship in Arizona, anti-government protests in Venezuela, flooding in Australia, a rabbit track and field competition in the Czech Republic, a terror attack in St. Petersburg, a Mega Bubblefest Laser Show in California, and much more.
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The Terrifying Simplicity of the Stockholm Attack Updated on April 7, 2017 Shortly after a stolen delivery truck sliced through a crowd of shoppers in Stockholm on Friday, killing and injuring multiple people, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven assessed the carnage. “Sweden has been attacked,” he said. “Everything indicates an act of terror.” The terror, in this case, came in one of its crudest forms: a truck, a driver, and a crowd of people.
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On Syria, Which Version of Trump Will Win Out? On Thursday, Donald Trump, who as a presidential candidate mocked the “eggheads” who wouldn’t let him torture terrorists because it would violate international law, defended the post-World War I international norm against the deployment of chemical weapons in warfare. Trump, who as a presidential candidate excused an Iraqi dictator’s use of chemical weapons, called a Syrian dictator’s likely use
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A More Realistic Augmented RealityIt’s not a consumer product (yet), but a startup’s AR headset could give HoloLens a run for its money.
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UK eats almost four times more packaged food than fresh Most of western Europe and north America also consumes more calories from packaged food than fresh according to analysis of data from 54 countries The UK eats almost four times as much packaged food as it does fresh produce, according to new data, with most of western Europe and north America following a similar pattern. The packaged food revolution – which includes ready meals and calorific cake
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Plants Are Gobbling Up Our Carbon Emissions, But Not Fast Enough Image: Jay Mantri via Pexels.com It’s one of the biggest mysteries in this global experiment we’re conducting by pouring 10 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year: What’ll happen to the plants? Will the relentless burning of fossil fuels prompt our leafy green friends to suck down more CO2, tapping the brakes on climate change? Or are the trees unable to bail Earth’s atmosphere out
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Real-Life Iron Man Takes Flight | VideoAmateur inventor Richard Browning designed an Iron Man-style suit that enables him to hover in the air like a superhero.
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US Missiles Strike Syria | VideoThe guided-missile destroyer USS Porter launches a strike on Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Smart Contact Lenses May One Day Test Sugar LevelsSugar-sensing lenses could one day give people a way to check their blood sugar levels without drawing blood.
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Does Trump Know What to Do After Striking Syria? Give President Donald Trump credit for at least being inconsistent. On March 30 in Ankara, his secretary of state hinted that Bashar al-Assad could remain in power. A week later, it seems increasingly certain that the Syrian regime attacked the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province with chemical weapons, almost certainly nerve agents. But after months of denouncing foreign policy do
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Rescue protein gives doomed cells a stay of 'execution'A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists has discovered how a set of proteins delays the 'executioner' machinery that kills damaged or infected cells in a process called necroptosis. The scientists believe the finding may have wide clinical implications if researchers can develop drugs to control the cellular rescue machinery.
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Why did we see 'the dress' differently? The answer lies in the shadows, new research findsWhen 'the dress' went viral in 2015, millions were divided on its true colors: gold and white or black and blue? In a new study, an neuroscientist concludes that these differences in perception are due to our assumptions about how the dress was illuminated.
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ProteinSimple: Sally Sue: Simple WesternThe gel-free, blot-free, hands-free Simple Western is here.
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Trump plans to revive nuclear waste plans axed by Obama in 2010The new president approved $120 million to resume licensing Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste dump, but researchers at the energy department have other plans
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This Tricorder-Like Device Can Tell if Your Brain Is Bleeding Credit: BrainScope Following a head injury, patients typically undergo a CT scan to rule out brain bleeding. A new head worn device that scans the brain’s electrical patterns has shown tremendous promise in clinical trials, presenting an inexpensive way for physicians to make a potentially life-saving diagnosis. The device, called AHEAD 300, was developed by BrainScope, a med-tech firm based out
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Google expands automatic “fact check” insertion into search results (credit: Global Panorama / flickr ) After launching a preliminary test in October, Google has officially rolled out an automatic fact check tag program on its search pages. When Google determines that a search is worth a fact-check notice, that data will be placed at the very top of those search results. It will always tell users what the claim is, who claimed it, and what a fact-checking organiz
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Genetic risk of getting second cancer tallied for pediatric survivorsInherited mutations, not only treatment, affect the chances that a childhood cancer survivor will develop a second cancer later in life.
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Transcription factor expression tied to medial amygdala neuronal ID, sex-specific responseNeurons derived from two different types of precursor cells that later develop into neurons in the medial amygdala -- one of the interconnected structures in the brain involved in emotion, motivation and memory -- help to program innate reproductive and aggressive behaviors into the brain, research led by Children's National Health System indicates.
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Scientists Want to Do Some Crazy Physics Using Scrapped Medical Equipment The magnet (Image: Karl Johnston/CERN) An old MRI machine took a several-week boat journey around the world last week. Scientists are going to gut it, replace the bed, and try to understand the secrets of the universe with it—because, why not? There’s actually a good reason. When some physicists at the CERN experiment ISOLDE realized they’d have to drop a million and a quarter just to build their
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Trump's Establishment Approach to Syria Why did Donald Trump, who won the GOP nomination, in part, by bucking his party’s interventionist foreign policy establishment, thrill it on Friday by launching missile strikes against the government of Bashar Assad? Why did the most unconventional of presidents respond to his first foreign policy crisis in such a conventional way? The recent history of American foreign policy shows why it’s not
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A Last-Ditch Attempt to Save the World's Most Endangered PorpoiseOfficials approved a plan to round up the last 30 vaquitas into protective “sea pens” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mars is so small because Jupiter shook up its formationModels suggest Mars should be up to twice the mass of Earth, but it’s only one-tenth that, and Jupiter’s effects on the nascent solar system could be to blame
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A Practical Guide for Avoiding Fallacies on Syria It’s remarkable just how little the basic contours of the Syria debate have changed, despite more than five years of brutal civil war. The same perceptions and misperceptions about intervention dominate today. In some ways, they are even worse now because of the distorting figure of President Donald Trump. Is it possible to separate one’s feelings about the man from the recognition that he is, wh
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Getting your genetic disease risks from 23andme is probably a terrible idea Health Ignorance may really be bliss If you could know whether you were going to develop a debilitating disease that’s not preventable or treatable, would you want to? Read on.
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A forensic stabbing machine, a trio of solar flares, and other amazing images of the week Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, space, and environmental news.
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Can this hybrid material double solar cell efficiency? A newly created material may have the capacity to double the efficiency of solar cells. Conventional solar cells are at most one-third efficient, a limit known to scientists as the Shockley-Queisser Limit. The new material, a crystalline structure that contains both inorganic materials (iodine and lead) and an organic material (methyl-ammonium), boosts the efficiency so that it can carry two-thir
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I’m Still Trying to Figure Out How I Feel About Mass Effect: Andromeda EA/BioWare The new Mass Effect game is big, sprawling, and a little intimidating. It’s also needlessly complicated and oddly frustrating in places. Nevertheless, I can’t stop playing it. Allow me to try and figure out why. I’ve been playing Mass Effect: Andromeda for a few weeks now. The previous trilogy in BioWare’s sci-fi RPG series contains some of my favorite moments from modern gaming and I
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The Fuel Cell Isn’t Dead YetIt’s been a flop in the consumer market, but hydrogen still holds a little promise in industrial and defense applications.
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Asthma drug helps patients with skin disorderOmalizumab is shown to be effective in treating inducible urticaria, report scientists in a new report. Two separate clinical studies have shown the drug's active substance to be highly effective against different types of urticaria (hives).
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Peptide acts as mediator for learningIn order to adapt to changes in the environment, the brain produces new nerve cells even at adult age. These young neurons are crucial for memory formation and learning. Scientists have now discovered that a small peptide plays the role of a mediator in this process. In response to an external stimulus such as a varied environment, the mediator peptide boosts the proliferation of neural stem cells
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Tropical lowland frogs at greater risk from climate warming than high-elevation species, study showsA new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations -- from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks -- lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from future climate warming.
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Hospitals put your data at risk, study findsLying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research found nearly 1,800 occurrences of large data breaches in patient information over a seven-year period.
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How learning in the present shapes future learningNeurons in the prefrontal cortex “teach” neurons in the hippocampus to “learn” rules that distinguish memory-based predictions in otherwise identical situations, suggesting that learning in the present helps guide learning in the future, according to research.
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