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NYT > Science
**In Chesapeake Bay Cleanup, a Larger Ecosystem at Stake**
President Trump’s proposed budget cuts would nearly eliminate funding for the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. In this 360° video, visit an oyster restoration center and a cattle farm in Virginia to learn how a larger ecosystem may be affected.
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Viden
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**Amerikaner og to russere lander efter 173 dage i Rummet**
Sojus-kapsel lander i klart vejr i Kasakhstan med astronaut og to kosmonauter efter rejse til rumstation.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
**KU-økonom skal være med til at udvikle bedre universitetsuddannelser**
Uddannelserne på landets universiteter skal ifølge regeringen blive endnu bedre. Med i nyt...
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Ingeniøren
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**Årets it-konsulenttalent: Dyb indsigt i både it og kundens forretning**
Med en baggrund i humaniora og it har Erik David Johnson gjort ­lynkarriere inden for kunstig intelligens. I dag brænder han for at punktere hypen og gøre de reelle muligheder for­ståe­lige, for ‘det, vi forstår, accepterer vi lettere’. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/arets-it-konsulenttalent-dyb-indsigt-bade-it-kundens-forretning-7429 Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren
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**Nu kan du endelig tage en godkendt gentest af, om du er disponeret for Parkinsons**
Privatpersoner kan for første gang bestille en FDA-godkendt gentest for at tjekke, i hvor høj grad du er disponeret for 10 forskellige sygdomme.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**ATLAS Experiment searches for new symmetries of nature**
The fundamental forces of nature are intimately related to corresponding symmetries. For example, the properties of electromagnetic interactions (or force) can be derived by requiring the theory that describes it to remain unchanged (or invariant) under a certain localised transformation. Such an invariance is referred to as a symmetry, just as one would refer to an object as being symmetric if it
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**PID1 gene enhances effectiveness of chemotherapy on brain cancer cells**
Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells. Medulloblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children; glioblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Results of this study will be published in Scientific
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New Scientist - News
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**Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals**
Australian government researchers are equipping drones with cameras and sonar so they can explore parts of old mines that are unsafe for people to visit
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Ingeniøren
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**Påskeliljernes dans i vinden er helt unik**
Påskeliljernes smukke dans i vinden er testet i en vindtunnel.
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Ingeniøren
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**Påsken falder ikke altid, som den skal**
Det er ikke nøjagtige astronomiske beregninger, der ligger til grund for påskens skiftende placering fra år til år, men gennemsnitsbetragtninger. Derfor går der nogle gang kuk i placeringen af påsken.
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Ingeniøren
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**Minister femdobler kontrollen og sætter 115 millioner af til at finde fusk med energibesparelser**
20 nyansatte skal tjekke energiselskabernes omdiskuterede energispareordning. Pengene til deres løn går fra energispareindsatsen.
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The Atlantic
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**How Colleges Use Big Data to Target the Students They Want**
This is part two in a three-part series on the role of Big Data in the college-search process. You can read part one on colleges’ year-long pursuit of students here . Check back for part three on data in an era of demographic change. A decade ago, Saint Louis University found itself in a precarious situation. About half of the university’s 8,600 undergraduates were from Missouri and Illinois, and
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The Atlantic
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**Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition?**
Hard childhoods seem to not only rob children of material joys, but also of brain power. Children who grow up poor tend to score worse on tests of memory, processing speed, language, and attention. And they are 40 percent more likely to have a learning disability than their better-off peers. Busier and less-educated parents utter millions fewer words to their babies, creating a gap in verbal abil
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Science | The Guardian
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**The vision thing: how babies colour in the world**
We know that babies don’t just see in black and white. But what colours can they see – and how key is it to their development? To experience the Guardian’s latest virtual reality film First Impressions: a virtual experience of the first year of life, go to theguardian.com/vr Sitting in a padded car seat, a small black and white bullseye stuck to his cheek, four-month-old Teo Bosten-Lam gazes at a
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls**
Federal regulators aim to maintain the ban on in-flight cellular calls.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Platypuses decapitated in 'despicable' Australia killings**
Two platypuses have been found decapitated in Australia, with wildlife officials Tuesday saying they were deliberately killed in "despicable" acts of cruelty.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Whale cams reveal secret Antarctic feeding habits**
Whale cams have revealed the secret feeding habits of the giant mammals in frozen Antarctica, details on their social lives, and even how they must blow hard to clear sea ice to breathe.
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The Atlantic
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**Trump's Action in Syria Is 'Just the Latest Blip on a Deeper Story'**
The Trump administration sees no hypocrisy in bombing Syria while closing America’s borders to Syrian refugees. “From a humanitarian standpoint, [we are] ensuring that we create an environment that provides a safe place for them to ultimately remain,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer in press conference on Monday. The administration is “ensuring that there are places that are free fro
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The Atlantic
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**When Conservatives Oppose 'Religious Freedom'**
On March 28, Pamela Geller, co-founder of the group Stop Islamization of America, wrote a column on Breitbart that offered Donald Trump some advice: “Clean house.” Paul “Ryan has got to go. James Comey, too,” she urged. Then she added a more obscure name: “What’s Eric Treene still doing there?” Treene, the Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Divis
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The Atlantic
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**The Kansas House Race Giving Republicans the Jitters**
The first congressional election of Donald Trump’s presidency should have been a cakewalk for Republicans. In a Kansas district Trump carried by 30 points in November, a veteran Republican twice elected to statewide office is facing a little-known Democratic rookie in a race to replace Mike Pompeo, the GOP congressman who became CIA director in January. In three elections beginning in 2010, Pompe
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**An innovative model for the study of vision**
New approaches to the study of vision both from the neurobiological perspective and with a view to the technological development of artificial vision systems. A SISSA study shows for the first time that the progressive processing of the visual signal underlying human object recognition is similarly implemented in the rat brain, thus extending the range of experimental techniques that can be applie
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed**
The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.
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Science-Based Medicine
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**How Do Doctors Learn to Diagnose, and Can Machines Learn to Do It Too?**
Siddhartha Mukherjee weighs in on how doctors arrive at a diagnosis and how computers can assist but not replace them.
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Science | The Guardian
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**First Impressions: what can babies see? - Science Weekly Podcast**
What can we see when we’re born? How does this develop with time? And how can our culture and language affect the way we perceive the world around us? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter To celebrate the launch of ‘ First Impressions: a virtual experience of the first year of life ’ from The Guardian this week,
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Ingeniøren
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**Nu kan kinesere bogstaveligt talt betale med deres glatte ansigt**
Software, der kan genkende ansigter, udgør sikkerheden i flere kinesiske betalingssystemer. Danskerne skal ifølge Nets ikke forvente, at teknologien bliver indført herhjemme lige foreløbig.
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
**First Impressions: what can babies see? - Science Weekly Podcast**
What can we see when we’re born? How does this develop with time? And how can our culture and language affect the way we perceive the world around us?
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Science | The Guardian
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**How close are we to creating a Westworld?**
Real robots look nowhere close to their fictional avatars, but those on show at the Science Museum ask pertinent questions about who we are and what we’re doing “How can it not know what it is?” For me this question has always been the defining moment of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner . Deckard, the policeman anti-hero played by Harrison Ford, has just discovered that Rachel, the sel
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Ars Technica
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**Microsoft Word 0-day used to push dangerous Dridex malware on millions**
Enlarge / A sample e-mail from Dridex campaign exploiting Microsoft Word zero-day. (credit: Proofpoint) Booby-trapped documents exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word have been sent to millions of people around the world in a blitz aimed at installing Dridex, currently one of the most dangerous bank fraud threats on the Internet. As Ars reported on Saturday, the vulnerabil
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Ingeniøren
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**Efter aftale-kollaps med KMD: Pensionskæmpe forsøger igen at købe it for 320 millioner**
ATP leder efter leverandører, der vil levere it-system efter KMD-fyring. Det skal stadig være et standardsystem. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/efter-aftale-kollaps-med-kmd-pensionskaempe-forsoeger-igen-at-koebe-it-320-millioner-1075475 Version2
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Science | The Guardian
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**More than a quarter of UK birds face extinction risk or steep decline – study**
Red list entries swell to 67 species as conservationists call for urgent action to save birds of Britain including warblers, curlews and puffins More than a quarter of UK birds, including the puffin, nightingale and curlew, require urgent conservation efforts to ensure their survival, according to a new report on the state of the UK’s birds . Since the last review in 2009, an additional 15 specie
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BBC News - Science & Environment
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**Scientists to use 'car wash drill' on Khumbu glacier**
Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.
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Science | The Guardian
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**'Gamechanging' cancer drug rejected for use on NHS**
Nivolumab deemed too expensive for the benefits but cancer specialists urge NHS and manufacturers to reach compromise A gamechanging immunotherapy drug that can extend the life of patients with advanced head and neck cancer has been turned down for use in the NHS because of its high cost. Nivolumab is one of a new class of drug that stimulates the patient’s own immune system to fight the cancer.
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Big Think
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**Why So Many People Think the United Airlines Video Shows the Decline of America**
Video of a man being dragged off a United Airlines flight sparks widespread outrage. Read More
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier using ... Greebles?**
Unique graphic characters called Greebles may prove to be valuable tools in detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms become apparent.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed**
The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in the journal eLife.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Some strategies to limit sugary drinks may backfire**
In response to policy efforts aimed at limiting individuals' intake of sugary drinks, businesses could enact various strategies that would allow them to comply with the limits while preserving business and consumer choice. New research shows that one of these strategies -- offering smaller cup sizes with free refills -- can actually increase individual consumption of sugary drinks.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**NIH researchers trace origin of blood-brain barrier 'sentry cells'**
National Institutes of Health researchers studying zebrafish have determined that a population of cells that protect the brain against diseases and harmful substances are not immune cells, as had previously been thought, but instead likely arise from the lining of the circulatory system.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Parent-mediated therapy may help babies at risk of developing autism**
The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of autism.
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Gizmodo
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**Massive Texas Tire Fire Required EPA Rescue**
GIF: SF1 Odessa, Texas has been featured in pop culture landmarks like No Country For Old Men as the quintessential middle of nowhere town. It’s so isolated that when an estimated 100,000 tires caught fire on Sunday, the closest fire hydrant was about four miles away. That means that a lot of toxic smoke filled the air and there was plenty of time to shoot some jaw-dropping drone footage. “It’s s
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New on MIT Technology Review
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**The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI**
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
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Blog » Languages » English
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**Dig Sector 6 is complete!**
Sector 6 of The Dig is complete as of 4/10/2017! In this sector we uncovered 169 cells. Check out all the cells we found in our “ Dig Sector 6 ” Facebook album. To celebrate we’re hosting an extra 169 minute Happy Hour tomorrow, 4/11 , starting at 1:00 PM EDT . Regular HH bonuses apply. As we continue into Sector 7, we’ll be moving up along the far left side of this data. Let’s see what it looks
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Popular Science
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**A neural network helped researchers crack smartphone PINs using built-in motion sensors**
Technology A simple exploit could guess a four-digit security code with surprising accuracy Smartphone sensors present a potential way for hackers to figure out a four-digit pin, new research reveals. Read on.
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Gizmodo
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**GameCube Games, Running On A Samsung Phone**
Take a look at this video by GuruAidTechSupport , showing a new Samsung Galaxy S8 running the Dolphin emulator (for GameCube and Wii games) almost flawlessly. Dolphin has been available on Android for a while now, but mostly as an experimental/developmental tool, not as a practical way to play games (mostly because performance was completely garbage). This year, on this kind of hardware (last yea
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Ingeniøren
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**Analyse: Derfor bliver selvkørende biler fremtidens slagmark for it-giganterne**
Det kræver sås stor regnekraft at realisere løfterne om selvkørende biler, at de bliver rullende supercomputere. De store teknologivirksomheder er lige nu ved at udstikke retningen for teknologien.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Medically monitoring premature babies with cameras**
Researchers have developed a contactless and wireless camera system to continuously monitor the vital signs of premature babies. This system could replace skin sensors, which cause false alarms nearly 90 percent of the time.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Behind the scenes: Philly 'soda tax' passed on revenue appeal**
In a behind-the-scenes look at how policymakers formed Philadelphia's sugar-sweetened beverage tax, researchers found that an emphasis on revenue generation for pre-kindergarten education, not health benefits, served as a winning strategy.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Graphene, electricity used to change stem cells for nerve regrowth**
Scientists are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant**
Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about 'quark gluon plasma'**
Findings from physicists working at Europe's Large Hadron Collider are providing new insight about an exotic state of matter called the 'quark-gluon plasma' that occurs when protons and neutrons melt.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
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**Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier**
Scientists will use a "car wash-adapted" drill in a world-first bid to cut through the world's highest glacier.
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Gizmodo
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**Citizenfour Documentarian Debuts Trailer for New Film About Wikileaks**
Screengrab: Showtime Filmmaker Laura Poitras has been documenting Julian Assange’s exploits for six years. In that time, the Wikileaks founder has gone from liberal darling to Sarah Palin’s favorite rootin’-tootin’-techy-guy. Now, Poitras has reached a point that she feels the story can be told and she’s released a trailer for her new film Risk . Poitras is a veteran documentary filmmaker who is
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Womb lining grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy**
Scientists have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions such as endometriosis, a painful condition that affects as many as two million women in the UK.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Some bed bugs show early signs of resistance to two common insecticides**
Pest management professionals battling the ongoing resurgence of bed bugs are wise to employ a well-rounded set of measures that reduces reliance on chemical control, as new research shows the early signs of resistance developing among bed bugs to two commonly used insecticides, chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**DNA misspelling correction method is very accurate**
Scientists prove that a gene editing technique used for substituting a single nucleotide in the genome is highly accurate.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
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**England nature plan 'lacking policies'**
A 25-year government plan sets out a bold vision for nature in England, but campaigners say it lacks specific policies.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Promiscuity slows down evolution of new species**
Promiscuity mixes up the gene pool and dilutes genetic differences between populations, slowing down the evolution of new species, says new research.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**What triggers a high-school student to suddenly drop out?**
Divorcing parents, a car accident, a job layoff or any other major stressful event can provoke adolescents to quit their studies, a new study shows.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Protecting biomolecules against light-induced damage**
Scientists have analyzed a mechanism which protects biomolecules such as the DNA against damage by light. They observed how the energy of incoming photons can be absorbed by the molecule without destroying important bonds.
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Ingeniøren
**De fleste ingeniører og it-folk vil læse denne artikel**
Ifølge ekspert i overbevisningens kunst burde overskriften her få ingeniører og it-folk til at læse videre, fordi vi har tendens til at gøre som andre. Her er ekspertens seks nøgler til, hvordan man overbeviser andre. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/de-fleste-ingenioerer-it-folk-vil-laese-denne-artikel-7306?utm_source=ING%20V2%20Common&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=15f7b75caf-EMAIL_CAMPA
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Big Think
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**Do You Really Have to Get Off a Plane If An Airline Overbooks?**
United Airlines brutal ejection of a passenger to make room for their own employees crosses a line. Read More
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Gizmodo
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**The Ending of Lost Almost Featured a Giant Volcano**
Jack and Locke in the finale of Lost. Image: ABC The ending of Lost was almost much bigger than what audiences saw. Nothing was that different. The characters and island were always going to be what they ended up being. But, one big addition would have changed things significantly: a volcano. Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse told the story to Entertainment Weekly . The sum
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Live Science
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**Why Narcissists Want to Make Their Partners Jealous**
Narcissistic people have their reasons.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Americans used more clean energy in 2016**
Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Are your sensors spying on you?**
Cyber experts at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed the ease with which malicious websites and installed apps can spy on us using just the information from the motion sensors in our mobile phones.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Mouse experiment sheds light on the dietary benefits of extra virgin olive oil**
Experiments carried out in mice have revealed that a compound commonly found in extra virgin olive oil can reverse some of the negative effects of a high-fat diet. This compound, called hydroxytyrosol, was able to reverse markers of insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice fed on a high-fat diet. The results are published this week in the open-access journal Lipids in Healt
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**In harm's way: Wolves may not risk 'prey switching' say USU ecologists**
Utah State University researchers report Yellowstone wolves seldom hunt bison, though plentiful, and instead pursue elk, a scarcer, yet safer, target.
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**One Officer Involved in Dragging Bloodied United Airlines Customer Has Been Placed on Leave**
Image: Facebook/Audra D. Bridges Early Monday morning, everyone with an internet connection learned that if they fly on United Airlines, they run the risk of being forcibly ejected from their seat and left covered in blood . Now, the Chicago Department of Aviation says that one of the officers involved in the incident has been placed on leave pending an investigation. According to Reuters : The o
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**In harm's way: Wolves may not risk 'prey switching' ecologists say**
Ecologists have long observed predators pursue disproportionately more of a plentiful prey species, and less of scarce prey, but change to the latter if it becomes relatively more abundant. Known as "prey switching," this phenomenon is ecologically important, because it helps to stabilize wildlife populations. But what if the more abundant prey is more dangerous?
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Key mechanism in the plant defense against fungal infections**
Fungi cause important crop losses and pose a serious risk for human and animal health. A team of scientists has discovered a new component of the plant defense system against fungal infections. This finding provides new tools for developing plants resistant to fungal infections.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**How criminals can steal your PIN by tracking the motion of your phone**
Hackers are able to decipher PINs and passwords just from the way we tilt our phone when we are typing in the information.
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Live Science
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**Auroras on Uranus Dazzle in New Hubble Telescope Views**
Bright auroras light up Uranus' atmosphere in two newly released photos, which combine observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the agency's Voyager 2 probe.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Plant scientists untangle the molecular mechanisms connecting plant stress and growth**
Researchers are piecing together the genetic mechanisms that link plant growth and stress response. In a new paper, the research group links autophagy, an important energy recycling function, with slower growth during stress conditions. Autophagy plays a key role in animals as well as plants.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Novel way to induce pancreatic cancer cell death**
Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery, and that is not an option for many patients. In an effort to better understand pancreatic cancer at a molecular level, scientists conducted a study to try to identify molecules that could become th
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Blood test shows promise in detecting abusive head trauma in infants**
A blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma has now been developed by a team of researchers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Eat wild venison to support native woodland birds, says ecologist**
Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at the University of Nottingham.
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Ars Technica
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**Feds deliver fatal blow to botnet that menaced world for 7 years**
Enlarge (credit: manley099 ) Federal prosecutors say they've dealt a fatal blow to Kelihos, a network of more than 10,000 infected computers that was used to deliver spam, steal login passwords, and deliver ransomware and other types of malware since 2010. The US Justice Department announced the takedown on Monday , one day after authorities in Spain reportedly arrested alleged Kelihos operator P
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The Atlantic
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**The Atlantic Daily: ISIS in Egypt**
What We’re Following The Syria Situation: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, along with the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized nations, plans to pressure Moscow to end its support for Assad in Syria. Last week, President Trump’s strike on an air base used by both Russia and Syria put an end, for now, to expectations that Trump and Putin would work together against terrorism, adding to a long
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Eat wild venison to support native woodland birds, says ecologist**
Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at The University of Nottingham.
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WIRED
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**United and Other Airlines Overbook Flights Because It (Usually) Pays Off**
Despite United's horrifying debacle, airlines are actually getting better at this. The post United and Other Airlines Overbook Flights Because It (Usually) Pays Off appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica
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**The world spent less money to add more renewable energy than ever in 2016**
(credit: Lawrence Berkeley Lab ) A new study tracking global investment in renewable energy found that investors spent less money in 2016 to add more renewable energy capacity than in any previous year. In total, investors only spent about $241.6 billion in renewable energy investments in 2016, down 23 percent from 2015. But they got a lot of bang for their buck. According to the collaborative re
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Wide variability in coroner decision-making around investigating deaths**
Coroners in England and Wales don't seem able to agree on what caused a person's death or whether the death merits an inquest or not -- despite being faced with identical case information -- reveals a small study published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**New chemical composition of 'poppers' linked to retinal damage**
The new chemical composition of the legal high 'poppers' is linked to retinal damage at the back of the eye, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
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Live Science
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**These 5 'Life Skills' Are Tied to Health Benefits**
Older adults with these five personality traits are in better health.
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Live Science
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**Why Inhaled 'Poppers' May Cause Eye Damage**
Newer types of "poppers" — which are inhalant drugs that people use recreationally — may be toxic to people's eyes.
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Popular Science
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**'Poppers' might permanently damage your eyes**
Health More evidence that the harmless high isn't quite harmless Bad news: Poppers might damage your peepers. Find out more about the drug before you inhale.
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Big Think
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**Is Walking or Standing on the Escalator Faster?**
Do you walk up the escalator, or stand and let yourself be delivered to the top? One of these methods is more efficient than the other. Read More
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Big Think
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**Forget Westworld. Disney May Soon Have Huggable Robots to Interact with Visitors.**
Is Disney creating a G-Rated Westworld? Disney Enterprises recently filed a patent for a "soft body robot for physical interaction with humans." The result may be similar to Baymax, the inflatable therapeutic robot from Disney's Big Hero 6. Read More
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The Atlantic
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**Lessons From the 'Red Line' Crisis**
For many of us who were in the United States government in 2013, when the images of women and children writhing in pain in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta first brought the United States to the brink of airstrikes against the Syrian government, watching as 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired into a regime airbase in Homs was at once cathartic and not entirely satisfying. I’m glad it happened. I’m suppo
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The Atlantic
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**The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: And Then There Were Nine**
Today in 5 Lines Neil Gorsuch was sworn-in as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Two adults were killed, and two students hospitalized, in an apparent murder-suicide at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. United CEO Oscar Munoz responded to videos of a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, calling the incident "an upsetting event." Alabama Governor
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**The Hillstrands Have Never Been More Excited To Go Fishing | Deadliest Catch**
#DeadliestCatch | New Season TOMORROW at 9/8c With his brother Andy and most of the original Time Bandit crew returning this season, Captain Jonathan Hillstrand is more excited to go fishing than ever. 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 Discover
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The Atlantic
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**Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism**
While he was still president, Barack Obama sat down with Ta-Nehisi Coates and discussed what it’s like to be a symbol of power and the recipient of people’s anger and excitement. “When people criticize or respond negatively to me, usually they’re responding to this character that they’re seeing on TV called Barack Obama, or the office of the presidency, or the White House and what that represents
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Futurity.org
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**DART sends drugs to some neurons, not others**
A new method called DART offers researchers the first opportunity to test what happens when a drug is targeted exclusively to one cell type. Drugs are the tool of choice for studying the connections between neurons, and continue to be the mainstream treatment for neurological disease. But a major drawback is that the drugs affect all types of neurons, complicating the study of how cell receptors
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**Game patches boost performance on Ryzen, showing just what can and can’t be done**
Enlarge / What's all this gaming blather about Ryzen? Let us explain. (credit: Mark Walton) While AMD's new Ryzen processors offer impressive performance to workloads such as software compilation, media encoding, 3D rendering, and indeed, anything that can take advantage of the 8 cores and 16 simultaneous threads, certain aspects of its gaming performance were uneven. It's still a very strong per
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**Billion-dollar boost sought for Canadian science**
Highly anticipated independent review also calls for better oversight and coordination of government research spending. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21816
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**G5, V20, and Nexus 5X phones added to LG bootloop defect class action**
Enlarge / This Nexus 5X, when we reviewed it in 2015, did not malfunction. (credit: Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica ) A few weeks ago, Ars wrote about a proposed class-action lawsuit targeting two of LG's flagship devices, the G4 and V10 . The suit (PDF) complained of a well-known bootloop issue that either bricked the devices or slowed them to a snail's pace—all to the backdrop of warranties or LG faili
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**Mysterious outbreak of disfiguring tropical disease in western Uganda linked to decades of walking barefoot in volcanic soils**
A puzzling surge in western Uganda patients diagnosed with a painful, disfiguring skin condition known as elephantiasis was caused not by the parasitic worms typically associated with the affliction, but by long-term exposure to irritating soil minerals absorbed while walking barefoot, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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**Benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications unclear for patients with CKD**
More research is needed to determine the benefits and harms of osteoporosis medications on bone mineral density, fracture risk, and safety among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is important because complications of CKD include weak bones and increased fracture risk. The results of a systematic review and meta-analysis are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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**Cause of an inherited neurological disorder discovered**
Researchers have identified the basis for how a single gene mutation can cause a rare neurological movement disorder known as dystonia.
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**Lakes in the northeast are getting dangerously salty, and it’s our fault**
Environment Ice-free roads come with a cost Salt. You might be happy to have it in your pasta water and your oceans, but in your friendly neighborhood freshwater lake, it’s an unwelcome intruder. Read on.
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**It's the thought that counts: The neuro-anatomical basis of forgiveness revealed**
Researchers studied the areas of the brain involved in processes which prompt us to forgive those who have seriously, but unintentionally, messed up. Researchers specifically examined the role of a part of the brain, called anterior superior temporal sulcus (aSTS), and discovered that the larger the amount of grey matter in this patch of cortex, the more likely we are to forgive those who have mad
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**Life could exist up to 10 kilometres beneath the sea floor**
Samples from a mud volcano contain biological signatures that suggest microbes lived in the material when it was rock several kilometres beneath the ocean floor
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**Virus vs. host: Exposing an evolutionary arms race**
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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**US takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker (Update)**
US authorities moved Monday to take down a global computer botnet behind the massive theft of personal data and unwanted spam emails, as Spain arrested the notorious Russian hacker who operated it.
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**Early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington**
An early warning system for earthquakes has been expanded to Oregon and Washington, joining California in testing a prototype that could give people seconds or up to a minute of warning before strong shaking begins.
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**Chinese tech firm LeEco ends bid to buy TV maker Vizio**
Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Monday abandoned its effort to buy US television maker Vizio, citing "regulatory headwinds."
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**Flying the Hump: 75 Years Later**
Flying the Hump: 75 Years Later When science and technology fail and only courage can win a battle. RTSmith_topNteaser.jpg P-40 fighters, members of the " Flying Tigers ," near the border between China and Burma in 1942. Image credits: SDASM Archives via flickr Rights information: No known copyright restrictions Culture Monday, April 10, 2017 - 16:00 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) --
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**Driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants pay off**
A law giving special driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants in California did not increase the rate of total accidents or fatal accidents, according to a study of more than 800,000 such drivers. It has also helped reduce the likelihood of hit-and-runs. The plan to grant special driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants prompted arguments that the law could damage immigration enforcement
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**The Trailer for The Osiris Child Is a Mash-Up of All the Scifi You Love**
The Osiris Child opens in Australia later this month. Image: Official Site What happens if you mashed up Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Max, District 9, and Quentin Tarantino, then shoved the results into a Blockbuster Video? You’d get The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One , a crazy Australian scifi throwback. Want proof? Check out the first trailer now. If that title sounds familiar
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**That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn’t Novel—It Was Just Really Loud**
Emergency alert systems get hacked all the time. Consider this one a wake-up call. The post That Dallas Siren Hack Wasn't Novel---It Was Just Really Loud appeared first on WIRED .
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**Study examines factors of inmate relationships during incarceration and STI/HIV prevention**
The study, 'The Committed Inmate Relationships During Incarceration and STI/HIV Prevention,' aimed to characterize the relationships of incarcerated African-Americans and the influence of those characteristics in protection against STI/HIV risk when in the community, when STI/HIV transmission risk is greatest.
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**Dry needling offers alternative to cortisone injection for hip pain**
Dry needling may be a viable treatment alternative to cortisone injection for patients with chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip, thus avoiding the potentially harmful effects of steroids, according to a new study published in the April 2017 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy®.
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**Researchers gain insight into protein critical to Zika virus reproduction**
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infectious disease linked to certain birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States. A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher, Banumathi Sankaran, worked as part of a multi-institutional team to map a key viral protein called NS5. Necessary to virus reproduction, NS5 contains two enzyme activities: one reduces the
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**What happens to the boats? The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and Portuguese tsunami literacy**
In their paper published this week in Geosphere, authors Clara Vasconcelos, Joanna Torres, and Joana Costa point out the need for continued geoscience education on the topic of tsunamis and other earthquake-related hazards.
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**First Animal? Jellyfish May Take the Prize**
If scientists were to draw an enormous family tree for all of Earth's animals, the oldest branch would belong to the jellyfish, a new study finds.
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**NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere**
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper atmosphere (ionosphere) of Mars.
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**New approach makes cells resistant to HIV**
Scientists have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, potentially curing the disease in a person with HIV.
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**LeEco’s abandoned Vizio acquisition is just the latest in a series of missteps**
Enlarge The LeEco/Vizio merger is cancelled. The $2 billion deal , announced last year, would have seen Chinese electronics firm LeEco purchase Vizio, creator of cheap, data-mining smart TVs. In a joint statement today, the two companies said that "the merger agreement to acquire VIZIO will not proceed due to regulatory headwinds." The companies say they will "continue to explore opportunities" t
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**Laser-based dermatological procedures could be revolutionized with new technique**
Clinicians and dermatologists have seen a rise in demand for minimally invasive laser-based treatments, including tattoo removal. However, it is difficult for the laser light to be perfectly and selectively absorbed by only the targeted birthmark or tattoo. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have developed instruments that transmit laser light into the tissue through direct contact.
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**What happens to the boats?**
In their paper published this week in Geosphere, authors Clara Vasconcelos, Joanna Torres, and Joana Costa point out the need for continued geoscience education on the topic of tsunamis and other earthquake-related hazards.
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**Researchers gain insight into protein critical to Zika virus reproduction**
Berkeley Lab researchers collaborated with colleagues from the University of Indiana and Texas A&M University to solve the atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction. The X-ray studies were conducted at the Advanced Light Source in the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology.
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**Are you listening? Your pupils indicate if you are**
A new Dartmouth study finds that listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most emotional peaks of his/her narrative, as revealed by synchronous pupil dilation patterns of speakers and listeners due to shared attention. The findings also demonstrate how empathy comes into play, and are published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
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**Study identifies a role for the metabolism regulator PPAR****γ** **in liver cancer**
This week in the JCI, research led by Ganna Panasyuk at INSERM examined the link between PPARγ and liver tumor formation. The findings identify a metabolic pathway with pro-tumor effects that can be suppressed by selectively blocking PPARγ.
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**Soy protein concentrate can replace animal proteins in weanling pig diets**
Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance. However, results of a new study from the University of Illinois indicate that soy protein concentrate (SPC) may be partly or fully substituted for animal proteins without adverse effects.
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**Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant**
Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests.
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The Atlantic
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**How Obama’s Syrian Chemical Weapons Deal Fell Apart**
President Donald Trump’s decision to mount a punitive missile strike against a Syrian air base last Thursday had its antecedent in the infamous 2012 warning, from former president Barack Obama to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, that the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line.” Obama’s failure to follow through on this threat when the Assad regime crossed that line in August 2013, killing more t
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**The Good Fight and the Perils of Folksiness**
In Sunday’s episode of The Good Fight , the FBI investigator Madeline Starkey ushers Lucca Quinn and Maia Rindell into her office for a proffer session that will allow Maia to tell the FBI what she knows about a ponzi scheme allegedly perpetrated by her father. It’s an office that resembles a museum gift shop, if the shop’s manager were also a hoarder: The small room is crammed with stacks of ban
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**NASA sees new Tropical Cyclone Cook moving past New Caledonia**
Tropical Cyclone Cook formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean and on Sunday, April 9, 2017 and moved across the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific Ocean on early on April 10. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over Cook as it was making landfall.
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**MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere**
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper atmosphere (ionosphere) of Mars.
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**DMCA “safe harbor” up in the air for online sites that use moderators**
Enlarge / Beyonce poses with her Grammy trophies in the press room during the 59th Annual Grammy music awards on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Unauthorized use of her images has prompted litigation over the DMCA's "safe harbor" provision. (credit: Robyn Beck / Getty Images) The Digital Millennium Copyright Act's so-called "safe harbor" defense to infringement is under fire from a
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**Three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light**
In the first quantitative analysis of deep-sea bioluminescence, researchers show that three quarters of the animals in Monterey Bay from the surface down to 4,000 meters deep can produce their own light.
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**The first live-attenuated vaccine candidate completely protects against Zika infection**
The first live-attenuated Zika vaccine still in the development stage completely protected mice against the virus after a single vaccination dose, according to new research.
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**Playing Tetris Can Alleviate Car Crash Trauma: Study**
Tetris, the iconic, simple but mesmerizing game of fitting little digital blocks in neatly with each other. It’s a satisfying pastime. But a new study now suggests that it could have therapeutic effects on car crash victims. Clinics in the past have used all sorts of methods to help alleviate trauma patients’ psychological scars. A group of researchers from the UK and Sweden published a study in
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**Worst Ways to Die Are Pretty Weird (and Gruesome)**
A physicist and a writer wrote a book about the most outlandish and gruesome ways to die, and then fielded questions about it on Reddit.
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**The Deeper Scandal of That Brutal United Video**
Updated on April 11, 2017 It is the “re-accommodation” heard ’round the world: A passenger on an overbooked United flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday night was ripped out of his seat by uniformed officers and dragged down the aisle on his back like carry-on luggage, as several horrified passengers captured video footage of his bloodied face on their phones. Here is another account. @Unit
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**Poem of the Day: ‘Hailstorm’ by Kay Ryan**
From our December 2003 issue, Kay Ryan’s “Hailstorm,” in its entirety: Like a storm of hornets, the little white planets layer and relayer as they whip around in their high orbits, getting more and more dense before they crash against our crust. A maelstrom of ferocious little fists and punches, so hard to believe once it’s past. Like most of the two-term Poet Laureate’s verse, this poem is quick
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**NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Ernie being blown apart**
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a birds-eye view of Tropical Cyclone Ernie as it was being battered by strong vertical wind shear and torn apart.
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**A prototype for a spin-wave majority logic gate that uses wave interference for information processing**
Computer electronics are shrinking to small-enough sizes that the very electrical currents underlying their functions can no longer be used for logic computations in the ways of their larger-scale ancestors. A traditional semiconductor-based logic gate called a majority gate, for instance, outputs current to match either the "0" or "1" state that comprise at least two of its three input currents (
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**New study shows that three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light**
Ever since explorer William Beebe descended into the depths in a metal sphere in the 1930s, marine biologists have been astounded by the number and diversity of glowing animals in the ocean. Yet few studies have actually documented the numbers of glowing animals at different depths. In a new study in Scientific Reports, MBARI researchers Séverine Martini and Steve Haddock show that three quarters
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Futurity.org
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**Nervous about college debt? You’re not the only one**
Prospective college students are less willing to take out loans to pay for school than previously thought, research shows. In addition, gender, age, and race may affect the amount of “loan aversion” these prospective students feel. Loan aversion, as it applies to postsecondary education, is generally defined as a person’s unwillingness to acquire debt to pay for college, even when a loan would li
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**Cell Therapy 2.0: Reprogramming the Brain's Own Cells for Parkinson's Treatment**
In a major breakthrough researchers show it is possible to make dopamine cells from astrocytes, accelerating traditional stem cell procedures and improving disease symptoms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**US regulator reverses course on in-flight calling**
A top US regulator moved Monday to roll back efforts to allow cellphone use in aircraft, reversing course on relaxing a long-standing ban on in-flight calls.
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**Too Much Information? FDA Clears 23AndMe to Sell Home Genetic Tests for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's**
The controversial step will significantly expand direct-to-consumer testing—but what if the news is bad? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Lose Friends and Alienate People With This $20 Nerf Blaster**
Nerf Rival Atlas XVI-1200 Blaster , $20 | Also available in red. Your coworkers and family members will cower in fear during your next Nerf gun fight when you pick up the Rival Atlas XVI-1200 Blaster for $20, an all-time low by about $8. Rather than darts, this blaster shoots two “high impact” yellow balls at once at up to 80 feet per second. Good luck dodging that.
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**Trump Once Railed Against Offshore Wind but Is Now Embracing It**
The Trump administration suddenly seems eager to welcome firms that want to build wind farms off the East Coast of the U.S.
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**Airplane cell phone calls won’t be allowed in US any time soon**
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Roberto Machado Noa ) A 2013 proposal to allow cell phone calls during airplane flights will be thrown out by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC prohibited in-flight phone calls in 1991 because of concerns about interference with wireless networks on the ground. Advances in technology have eliminated those concerns, but tech hasn't changed the fact that
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**New approach makes cells resistant to HIV**
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased cells, potentially curing the disease in a person with HIV.
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**Political Orientation Predicts Credulity Regarding Putative Hazards (2017) (Open Access)**
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**Take a Weirdly Hypnotizing Tour of America's Dying Malls**
Screencap: YouTube/Dan Bell The eerie quality of man-made structures that have become completely abandoned exists outside of Fukushima Daiichi’s exclusion zone , where convenience stores and homes have stood utterly still since a reactor meltdown made the area uninhabitable in 2011. The same sort of disuse is probably somewhere in your nearest suburb. Videographer Dan Bell has been documenting Am
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Ars Technica
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**Pushing X-ray imaging up against its physical limits**
Enlarge / A brightly lit tram in Glasgow encourages people to attend X-rays at the city's hospitals in 1957. (credit: Joseph McKeown/Picture Post/Getty Images) Imaging with X-rays is usually pretty disappointing. The expectation is that, because the wavelength is short—wavelengths of 10nm are about 40 times shorter than those of blue light—you'll see lots of features that you would otherwise have
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**North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier**
North America's freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt. A study of 371 lakes reports that many Midwestern and Northeastern lakes are experiencing increasing chloride trends, with some 44 percent of lakes sampled in these regions undergoing long-term salinization. The study is the first large-scale analysis of chloride trends in freshwater lakes.
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**A little inhibition shapes the brain's GPS**
A specific class of inhibitory neurons have been found in the cerebral cortex that plays a key role in how the brain encodes spatial information, report investigators.
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**Newfound signal helps pancreatic cancer cells hide from immune system**
Researchers have uncovered another pathway by which pancreatic cancer cells turn off the system charged with attacking them.
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**Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis, treatment**
A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis. Researchers have developed nanoprobes to rapidly isolate these rare markers, called extracellular vesicles (EVs), for potential development of precision cancer diagnoses and personalized anticancer treatme
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**Quest for balance in radiation leads to lower doses**
Radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced -- and more consistently administered -- for common CT scans by assessing and comparing doses across hospitals, and then sharing best practices for how much radiation to use, new research concludes.
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**Matching tumor size to strength of immune response allows melanoma drug tailoring**
A new study provides clues that could enhance physicians' ability to pinpoint, in real-time, which patients are not responding to therapy -- and intervene with additional drugs to boost the chances of shrinking tumors.
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**Effective communication from doctors could reduce anxiety for wet age-related macular degeneration patients**
Highly effective current treatments for vision loss need to be allied with careful counseling to ensure patients maintain good psychological health as well as good vision, new research recommends.
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The Atlantic
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**The Trouble With Homeland’s Political Realism**
One of the subtler side effects of the Peak TV era is that good television has come to be understood as allegory as much as entertainment. It’s why the HBO show Veep , which started out as satire, has more recently been praised for its realism. And why critics including Vulture ’s Jen Chaney and The Boston Globe ’s Matthew Gilbert (no relation) have recently considered the shadow of President Don
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The Atlantic
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**The Significance of a Police Car That’s Also a Hybrid**
When Americans picture police cars, they usually picture Fords. The auto giant sells 63 percent of all police cars in the U.S., by its accounting. And now, the cops are getting hybrids. On Monday, Ford announced its new hybrid Police Responder, a version of its Fusion sedan made to spec for law-enforcement work. Some of the immediate benefits of the rollout are obvious: Police departments will sa
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**Brain stimulation influences honest behavior**
Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior.
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**Everyone has different 'bad spots' in their vision**
The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at spotting things above their center of vision while others are better at spotting things off to the right.
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**Researchers identify link between birth defect and neurodegenerative diseases**
A new study has found a link between neurological birth defects in infants commonly found in pregnant women with diabetes and several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. This is the first time this link has been identified; it may indicate a new way to understand, and perhaps treat, both neural tube defects and these diseases.
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**Rice U. scientists add to theory about Huntington's mechanism**
A balancing act between two terminal sequences in the huntingtin protein plays a role in the complex mechanism behind Huntington's disease, according to Rice University scientists.
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**Vaccines save lives, but maintaining widespread coverage is essential**
Emory Vaccine Center leaders emphasize vaccines' life-saving and economic benefits along with importance of community confidence in vaccination.
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**Flammable floodplains are weak spot of Amazon forest**
Peripheral parts of the Amazon forest were long thought to be most vulnerable to climate-induced collapse. Now, a study by an international team of scientists reveals in the scientific journal PNAS that seasonally inundated areas in the heart of the forest may be an unexpected Achilles' heel. Those floodplains turn out to be particularly prone to fire which may subsequently spread into the surroun
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**Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life**
Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL.
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**El Nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in Africa**
Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather patterns, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
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**As fins evolve to help fish swim, so does the nervous system**
The sensory system in fish fins evolves in parallel to fin shape and mechanics, and is specifically tuned to work with the fish's swimming behavior, according to new research from the University of Chicago. The researchers found these parallels across a wide range of fish species, suggesting that it may occur in other animals as well.
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**Fish social lives may be key to saving coral reefs**
Fish provide a critical service for coral reefs by eating algae that can kill coral and dominate reefs if left unchecked. A UC Davis study, which analyzed the social feeding behavior of reef fish, suggests that overfishing not only removes vital algae-eaters, but it may cause remaining fish to eat less.
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**These predators might be the earliest animal**
For the last decade, zoologists have battled over the question “What is the oldest branch of the animal family tree?” Is it the sponges, as they had long thought, or a distinctly different set of creatures, the delicate marine predators called comb jellies? The answer could have a major impact on how we understand the nervous system, digestive tract, and other basic organs in modern animals to ha
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**Mild, wet summer in the midwest predicted by weather expert**
A professor of atmospheric science says normal temperatures and average rainfall this summer should help boost agriculture in the region after a dry winter.
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**New technology can detect tiny ovarian tumors**
A highly sensitive way to reveal ovarian tumors has now been developed by researchers. In tests in mice, they were able to detect tumors smaller than 2 millimeters in diameter. The new test makes use of a 'synthetic biomarker' -- a nanoparticle that interacts with tumor proteins and can be detected in a patient's urine sample.
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**The role of a telomere capping complex in cancer revealed**
Scientists have unveiled part of the protein complex that protects telomeres—the ends of our chromosomes. Telomeres are the protective structures at the end of chromosomes and are essential for the faithful replication and protection of our genome. Defects in telomere function can lead to genomic instability in cancer, while the gradual shortening of telomeres is associated with the aging of human
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**How Does a Dead Bat End Up in Packaged Salad?**
Two people in Florida got more than they bargained for in their salad mix.
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**Putting a spin on logic gates**
Computer electronics are shrinking to small-enough sizes that the electrical currents underlying their functions can no longer be used for logic computations in the ways of their larger-scale ancestors. A traditional semiconductor-based logic gate called a majority gate, for instance, outputs current to match either the '0' or '1' state that comprise at least two of its three input currents. But h
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**What obese fruit flies may tell us about the evolution of cold tolerance**
Researchers have hypothesized that migrations into higher, colder latitudes may lead to evolution of fast-burning metabolisms that keep cells warm in chilly conditions. In a new article, researchers show that a gene that has previously been identified as one of the key genes in humans that differs in people from arctic latitudes and people from tropical latitudes, helps flies burn energy from fat.
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**New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread**
Food purists may have cause to celebrate thanks to a recent international study. 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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**Large, high-intensity forest fires will increase**
Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.
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**New breed of supermolecule 'hunts down' harmful drugs, removes them from water**
An effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from water has been discovered by a team of scientists.
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**Sense8 Is Much Better Than This Season Two Trailer, Just FYI**
Sense8 can be a very good show—it’s got unbridled optimism and a daring willingness to play with big ideas. It’s kind of like some really smart people got together and wrote a scifi show after ripping on a bong for 12 hours straight. But Sense8 's big ideas sometimes get in the way of the gaggle of genuinely great characters at the story’s center. That’s very evident in the first trailer for seas
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**NASA sees new Tropical Cyclone Cook moving past New Caledonia**
Tropical Cyclone Cook formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean and on Sunday, April 9, 2017, and moved across the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific Ocean on early on April 10. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over Cook as it was making landfall.
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**The first live-attenuated vaccine candidate completely protects against Zika infection**
The first live-attenuated Zika vaccine still in the development stage completely protected mice against the virus after a single vaccination dose, according to new research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Instituto Evandro Chagas at the Ministry of Health in Brazil. The findings are currently available in Nature Medicine.
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**NASA's MAVEN reveals Mars has metal in its atmosphere**
Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper atmosphere (ionosphere) of Mars.
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**Why Hidden 'Darknets' Are More Resilient to Attacks Than the Internet**
Darknets — the often seamy counterparts of the internet that are accessible only through special programs that help to ensure privacy and anonymity — may be far more resilient to attack than the internet, a new study finds.
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**Auroras on Uranus Captured Again by Hubble | Video**
The Hubble Space Telescope captured the first clear images of the auroras in 2011. In 2012 and 2014, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) aboard Hubble captured the phenomena again.
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**El Nino shifts geographic distribution of cholera cases in Africa**
Cholera cases in East Africa increase by roughly 50,000 during El Niño, the cyclical weather occurrence that profoundly changes global weather patterns, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
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**As fins evolve to help fish swim, so does the nervous system**
The sensory system in fish fins evolves in parallel to fin shape and mechanics, and is specifically tuned to work with the fish's swimming behavior, according to new research from the University of Chicago. The researchers found these parallels across a wide range of fish species, suggesting that it may occur in other animals as well.
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**Fish social lives may be key to saving coral reefs**
The social eating habits of fish may play a central role in protecting coral reefs, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, published April 10 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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**Flammable floodplains are weak spot of Amazon forest**
Peripheral parts of the Amazon forest were long thought to be most vulnerable to climate-induced collapse. Now, a study by an international team of scientists reveals in the scientific journal PNAS that seasonally inundated areas in the heart of the forest may be an unexpected Achilles' heel. Those floodplains turn out to be particularly prone to fire which may subsequently spread into the surroun
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**Time-lapse video reveals cells essential for 'birth' of blood stem cells**
A new study examines origin of blood stem cells during development and offers clues for making “donor blood” in the laboratory for therapeutic use.
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**Higher wages linked to immigrant diversity**
Diverse immigrant populations do more than enrich a city’s cultural fabric. According to geographers, they also boost wages -- by as much as 21 percent.
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**New mouse developed that could provide advance warning of next flu pandemic**
A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global pandemic.
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**The Busy Little Robot on a Quest to Help Humanity Feed Itself**
The Vinobot rover teams up with an eye in the sky to keep tabs on corn so that one day humanity will still even have corn. The post The Busy Little Robot on a Quest to Help Humanity Feed Itself appeared first on WIRED .
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**Closer look casts doubt on big serotonin study**
New research shows that an influential 2003 study about the interaction of genes, environment, and depression may have missed the mark. The 2003 study indicated that people with a particular variant of the serotonin transporter gene were not as well-equipped to deal with stressful life events and, when encountering significant stress, were more likely to develop depression. Since its publication
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**LeEco, China's Rising Tech Star, Can't Catch a Break**
Image: LeEco A year ago, Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco , often known as “the Netflix of China,” was flying high. By many measures, the quickly growing company appeared poised to become a global consumer electronics powerhouse. How quickly things have changed course. After a splashy U.S. launch of low-priced smartphones, smart TVs, and electric bikes, the company admitted that it was growing too
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**R&D Systems: Custom Services**
Since 1985, R&D Systems has produced gold-standard proteins to meet the strictest development and purification standards. Apply the experience, expertise, and quality of R&D Systems’ custom services to accelerate your research.
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**Tuberculosis: Researchers uncover how bacteria burst our cells**
Scientists unveil the complex molecular structure that causes lethal infections by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Their findings might have implications for potential therapies against antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.
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**Patients uncertain about how to best manage their cholesterol, survey finds**
People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren’t sure how to do that, nor do they feel confident they can, according to a new survey.
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**Blood test shows promise in detecting abusive head trauma in infants**
Researchers at Pitt and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have developed a blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma.
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**Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant**
Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests.
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**H-1B visa applications cap out in just five days**
Enlarge / The Chet Holifield Federal Building in Laguna Niguel, California. Tens of thousands of visa applications were delivered to the building last week, which is home to one of several USCIS service centers. Last Monday, the government began accepting applications for H-1B visas that are often granted to foreign tech workers. Trucks full of thick Fedex applications lined up before dawn to get
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**'Just Kill Me': Horrifying New Video Shows United Passenger Drooling Blood**
Image: Twitter A disturbing new video has emerged showing the bloody outcome after a United passenger was savagely dragged off his overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat to a United employee on stand-by. The video shows the man gripping the curtain at the back of the plane, repeating “I have to go home,” and “just kill me.” Passenger Audra Bridges, who uploaded an earlier video of t
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**Researchers at Stanford create new method for recording bird flight in 3-D**
Researchers in the Lentink lab developed a new way to record wing shape during bird flight in 3-D. This high-resolution, high-speed, automated reconstruction method could be applied to any studies of movement.
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**Soy protein concentrate can replace animal proteins in weanling pig diets**
Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance. However, results of a new study from the University of Illinois indicate that soy protein concentrate may be partly or fully substituted for animal proteins without adverse effects.
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**Americans use more clean energy in 2016**
Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption was nearly flat.
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**From heart failure to health: Pump shown to restore organ to fitness**
A study has shown that nearly 40 percent of severe heart failure patients initially fitted with a mechanical heart which was later removed go on to fully recover.
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**Mourning the Victims of the Stockholm Attack**
Over the weekend memorials and ceremonies were held in Stockholm, Sweden, to remember the victims of Friday’s attack, and to stand together in defiance of terrorism. Four people were killed and fifteen injured when a hijacked truck was driven into a crowd on a busy pedestrian street on April 7, 2017. An Uzbek man, reportedly an asylum-seeker who had been rejected, was arrested and is being held o
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**When a Reality-TV President Orders a Missile Strike**
We are, by now, accustomed to televised wars. For much of 2003, CNN was awash in the green, night-goggled view of bombs exploding over Baghdad . But it was the first Iraq war, in 1990, that offered viewers live broadcasts from the front lines—and buoyed cable news subscriptions as a result. “They’re almost sheepish about the boost in business,” the Associated Press reported in 1991, “but cable-te
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**What’s Next for Justice Gorsuch?**
After a sudden vacancy, the unprecedented refusal to consider a nominee, the inauguration of a new president, a deeply partisan confirmation vote, and the destruction of a Senate tradition, Justice Neil Gorsuch now sits on the U.S. Supreme Court. But it will still take a few months before his full impact on the high court, and the country, will be felt. Gorsuch was formally sworn-in on Monday, re
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**Smelling the risk of infection**
Humans -- like most non-human primates -- are social beings and profit in many respects from the benefits of a community. However, their closeness to conspecifics is an opportunity for pathogens and parasites to infect new hosts. It is therefore advantageous to avoid sick individuals. Scientists investigated how mandrills recognize conspecifics infected with intestinal parasites and avoid an infec
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**All the Comic Connections, Plot Details, and Amazing Hats in the Thor: Ragnarok Trailer**
Thor: Ragnarok ’s teaser trailer , while clearly focusing on the first part of the movie, had a lot of great and important bits in it. A lot of them are related to the various comics connections this movie is pulling together to make one, big, delightful spectacle. Everything here is based on conjecture or things Marvel has released/allowed people to say. That said: In case you were wondering how
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**Ancient walker**
It's not a household name, but an ancient amphibian found in the Scottish borders fills a crucial period in the evolutionary record.
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**What Crashing Got Right About Stand-Up**
For a show about the slow, slow rise of a stand-up comedian, Sunday’s season finale of Crashing was an odd one. It took place largely at an adult baptism, featured zero scenes of stand-up comedy, and pointedly had very little to do with the emotional development of its lead character Pete (as played by real-life comedian Pete Holmes). It ended with Pete having barely progressed since hitting rock
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**Light at the end of the tunnel: sun shines for Brunel's birthday**
Rail staff confirm legend that rising sun shines through Box tunnel in Bath on birthday of Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineers have tested one of the UK’s most intriguing railway legends: that the rising sun shines through the Box tunnel near Bath on the birthday of the 19th-century genius who created the line. For many years, railway enthusiasts and mathematicians have argued over whether Isambard
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**Did You Know That There Are No Cod On Cape Cod?**
Discovery Impact: Sacred Cod | Thurs April 13th at 9/8c With the cod population dwindling in the Gulf of Maine, locals are being encouraged to give other, more sustainable seafood a try. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/ Learn more: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/discovery-impact/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Faceb
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**In search of the wild fava bean**
Seeds from a site in Northern Israel are the ancestors of today's fava beans, report researchers. Understanding the ecology of the wild plants' environment and the evolution they underwent in the course of domestication is crucial to improving the biodiversity of the modern crop.
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**Gene analysis adds layers to understanding how our livers function**
The liver's amazing multitasking capacity is due at least in part to a clever division of labor among its cells, new research demonstrates.
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**First oceans may have been acidic**
New research has looked to the distant past -- all the way back to Earth's earliest oceans. A newly developed model suggests that the early oceans, right around the time that life originated, were somewhat acidic, and that they gradually became alkaline.
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**A Freakishly Big Asteroid Is About to Zoom by Earth**
Another freakishly big asteroid . Image: NASA/JPL Over the years, asteroids have gotten bad rap, probably because of that terrible Michael Bay movie or incessant stream of hyperbolic articles written about them. The truth is, asteroids are just hunks of rock hurling through space that aren’t actively seeking to destroy the human race. Later this month, one such non-apocalyptic asteroid will get c
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**Q&A: Nature’s Ear Plugs**
The waxy part of so-called ear wax holds the compacted waste together and smooths the way for it to leave the ear.
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**Scientists Fear Climate Data Gap as Trump Aims at Satellites**
Even if Congress votes to keep NASA environmental missions, the nation’s climate monitoring faces challenges, researchers say.
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**What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts**
President Trump’s proposed cuts in environmental programs go far beyond climate change. They would also affect clean water, law enforcement and pollution cleanup.
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**Brainworks Video Nominated for 2017 Emmy Award**
Last year, the Dana Foundation partnered with Eric Chudler , Ph.D., from the University of Washington to produce a video to educate kids about the wonders of neuroscience, and just last week, it was nominated for a 2017 Northwest Emmy Award! Chudler is the executive director of the university’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering , and as the host and executive producer of “Brainworks: Exe
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**23andMe DNA test for Alzheimer’s risk approved for sale in US**
The US Food and Drug Administration has given approval to the company 23andMe to market a spit test that assesses a person’s risk for 10 diseases
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**Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newborns**
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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**Anker's Easter Sale Is Full of Your Favorite Gadgets**
Anker’s eclectic Easter sale includes the newest version of your favorite affordable Bluetooth earbuds , a pocket-sized speaker, a massive Quick Charge 3.0 battery pack, and more. Check out all of the deals below, and be sure to note the promo codes.
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**Waiting and Wanting in John Keats’s ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’**
Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair! At sixteen, I was captivated by this image: two dazzled lovers clasped in each other's arms, the couple captured just star-sparkled moments before their fateful kiss. So was Keats. In “ Ode on a Grecian Urn ,” the Rom
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**Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth**
Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups -- led by Jonathan Claussen of mechanical engineering and Surya Mallapragada of chemical and biological engineering -- just published their findings in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
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**Wake Forest Baptist researchers find novel way to induce pancreatic cancer cell death**
Pancreatic cancer, most frequently pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, is the most lethal and aggressive of all cancers. Unfortunately, there are not many effective therapies available other than surgery, and that is not an option for many patients.
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**Protein hampers the positive power of brown and beige fat**
Too much of a protein already associated with prostate cancer appears to also diminish the energy burning power of brown fat, scientists report.
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**Depression: How 'Staged' Approach Could Aid Diagnosis & Therapy**
A "staged" approach to diagnosing depression — that acknowledges different degrees of symptoms — could improve the way people are treated.
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**To save money, Kentucky Coal Museum turns to solar panels**
The Kentucky Coal Museum. (credit: Jimmy Emerson, DVM ) In what it says is a cost-saving move, the Kentucky Coal Museum is moving to solar power, according to the Associated Press . The museum is having 80 solar panels installed, which it expects will cut $8,000 off its annual electricity bill. The Courier-Journal writes that the museum currently spends $2,100 a month on electricity. The move see
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**Ford’s New Hybrid Cop Car Cuts Emissions While Chasing Criminals**
Fear not, car-chase fans: it will still rattle over railroad tracks at 30 miles per hour and bump up eight-inch curbs without a worry.
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**Prehistoric Native Americans farmed macaws in 'feather factories'**
Birds were spiritual emblems in pueblos of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21803
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**A 'Hot Zone' In The Brain May Reveal When, And Even What, We Dream**
When people have dreams, an area near the back of the brain seems to wake up. And specific patterns of brain activity in that area can even reveal what we're dreaming about. (Image credit: Lisa Zador/Getty Images)
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**Interpersonal abuse in early life may lead to concentration issues later in life**
Does a history of abuse before the age of 18 affect later capacity to concentrate and stay focused? According to a new study Veterans with a history of physical or sexual abuse or witnessing family violence before the age of 18 have a reduced ability to concentrate compared to Veterans who were not abused.
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**New study shows that three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light**
In the first quantitative analysis of deep-sea bioluminescence, MBARI researchers Séverine Martini and Steve Haddock show that three quarters of the animals in Monterey Bay from the surface down to 4,000 meters deep can produce their own light.
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**NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Ernie being blown apart**
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a birds-eye view of Tropical Cyclone Ernie as it was being battered by strong vertical wind shear and torn apart.
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**Different breast cancer treatment options vary widely in their cost-effectiveness**
A new study published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that different therapies for early-stage breast cancer have very different relative values. Some therapies may have fewer complications and be much less expensive than others. Women may be making treatment decisions based on factors other than medical value.
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**Potential new treatment to treat and stop progression of cystic fibrosis**
Researchers have discovered a potential new drug to treat and stop the progression of cystic fibrosis. Thymosin ?1 (T?1) is a novel therapeutic single molecule-based therapy that not only corrects genetic and tissue defects, but also significantly reduces inflammation seen in cystic fibrosis patients.
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**Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome**
A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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**Long ago and far away, an average galaxy: 'Typical' galaxy helps astronomers study epoch of reionization**
Using a giant galaxy cluster as a cosmic-scale lens, astronomers have discovered a galaxy from the early universe that they think is 'typical' of its time. This could help astronomers better understand the Epoch of Reionization when the first galaxies appeared.
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**Huge permafrost thaw can be limited by ambitious climate targets**
Nearly 4 million square kilometers of frozen soil -- an area larger than India -- could be lost for every additional degree of global warming experienced, warn scientists. Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, they add – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. But these investigators also suggest that the huge
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**Forget sponges: The earliest animals were marine jellies**
One of the longest-running controversies in evolutionary biology has been, 'What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?' Was it the sponges, as had long been thought, or was it the delicate marine predators called comb jellies? A powerful new method has been devised to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues like this and it comes down squarely on the side of comb jellies.
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**Blizzard hints Nintendo Switch may not be powerful enough for Overwatch**
These are the kinds of graphics that would require Blizzard to "revisit performance" before a Switch port, apparently. Since well before the March launch of the Nintendo Switch , observers have been wondering whether the system would get robust software support from major third-party publishers or if it would instead have to lean more heavily on Nintendo exclusives and games from smaller independ
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**Poultry in England allowed outside as anti-bird flu measures relaxed**
They had been kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.
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**Cadillac Has a Tesla-Like Autopilot Competitor It Promises Is Definitely Safe**
Image: cadillac.com General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “ Super Cruise ” feature—described by the company as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla’s Autopilot feature that lets people take their hands off the wheel when they’re driving in highway settings. But this type of driver-assistance
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**Soft manta ray robot glides electrically through the sea**
Technology A gentle future of flapping fishbots This soft robot moves like a fish…
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**How to free up space on your smartphone**
DIY Simple tricks to avoid running out of room Cut down on your apps and sign up for cloud-focused services to ensure you always have space left on your smartphone.
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**What Antarctic Killer Whales Can Teach Humans About Climate Change**
They stood on the top bridge of the cruise ship National Geographic Explorer , peering through binoculars at the vast icy Weddell Sea. It was a summer afternoon in February in Antarctica, the air a balmy 32-or-so degrees Fahrenheit, and John Durban and Holly Fearnbach, biologists with the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, had spotted killer whales in the distance. The only question was, wer
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**Imagining a new Mac Pro, the “iMac Pro,” and the future of Apple’s desktops**
Enlarge / Apple's Phil Schiller takes the wraps off the new Mac Pro at WWDC in 2013. (credit: Apple) Last week, Apple did something it never does—it spoke to journalists and pundits on the record about a product that was so far from being released that the company didn't even have prototypes to show off. That's the state of the Mac desktop right now. After the October 2016 product came and went w
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**Behind the scenes: Philly 'soda tax' passed on reveneue appeal**
In a behind-the-scenes look at how policymakers formed Philadelphia's sugar-sweetened beverage tax, researchers from Drexel University found that an emphasis on revenue generation for pre-kindergarten education, not health benefits, served as a winning strategy.
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**Putting a spin on logic gates**
Computer electronics are shrinking to small-enough sizes that the electrical currents underlying their functions can no longer be used for logic computations in the ways of their larger-scale ancestors. A traditional semiconductor-based logic gate called a majority gate, for instance, outputs current to match either the '0' or '1' state that comprise at least two of its three input currents. But h
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**Let's Boycott United Airlines**
Image: Getty / Gizmodo United Airlines has been a real dick lately. On Monday morning, the world woke up to a very disturbing video of a hapless passenger being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked flight so that a United employee flying stand-by could fly instead. This is just the latest in an increasingly enraging pattern of bad behavior by the airline. So what can you do about it? Easy: stop
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**Hubble spots auroras on Uranus**
A composite image of Uranus by Voyager 2 and two different observations made by Hubble shows one for the ring and one for the auroras found around the planet.
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**Preparing artifacts of the 'Great War' for the digital age**
Rick Maynard found the manila envelope containing letters from the battlefields of World War I while he and his sister were cleaning out the basement after their father's death.
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**Symantec says CIA tools found across 16 countries**
The CIA's cyberespionage toolkit made public by WikiLeaks has been linked to 40 spying operations in 16 countries, an early public assessment of the intelligence agency's global hacking operations, computer security company Symantec said Monday.
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**Moose tracking: There's an app for that**
Ecologists in the University of Alberta's Department of Biological Sciences have developed an app to improve population modeling for moose, asking hunters record the number of moose they see while hunting in Alberta.
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**Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?**
There is no epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, experts say, yet pointless testing and treatment are rampant.
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**Twisted semiconductors could help project moving holograms**
A new method for mass-assembling pasta-shaped semiconductors could one day help you call upon Obi-Wan Kenobi with your smartphone
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**Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about 'quark gluon plasma'**
Findings from Rice University physicists working at Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are providing new insight about an exotic state of matter called the "quark-gluon plasma" that occurs when protons and neutrons melt.
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**Microsoft, Adobe build on cloud partnership**
Microsoft and Adobe are integrating some aspects of their sales and marketing software, building on the cloud-computing partnership the two companies announced last fall.
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**Natural Gas Plant Makes A Play For Coal's Market, Using 'Clean' Technology**
The idea behind "clean coal" is technology that would capture for reuse most of the carbon dioxide emitted by coal-burning power plants. Entrepreneurs aim to use similar tech to clean natural gas. (Image credit: Courtesy of NET Power)
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**The Days of Alabama's 'Luv Guv' Are Numbered**
Updated on April 10 at 7:10 p.m. The strange, sad saga of Robert Bentley’s governorship of Alabama is over. The Republican was booked in the Montgomery County jail Monday afternoon on a pair of misdemeanor campaign-finance charges. He pled guilty to both as part of a deal that sidesteps the four felony charges he might have faced. He later resigned, bringing to a close one of the odder sex scanda
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**Diamonds coupled using quantum physics**
Researchers at TU Wien have succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly sensitive sensors and switches for quantum computers.
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**Pinpoint creation of chirality by organic catalysts**
A team of chemists at Nagoya University has developed a new catalytic system that enables highly stereoselective synthesis of amino acid derivatives. A slight structural change in this amino acid-derived organic catalyst leads to pinpoint inversion of stereochemistry. This strategy is expected to become a powerful tool to synthesize various molecules that contain multiple stereocenters in high sel
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**Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about 'quark gluon plasma'**
Findings from Rice University physicists working at Europe's Large Hadron Collider are providing new insight about an exotic state of matter called the 'quark-gluon plasma' that occurs when protons and neutrons melt.
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**Communication from doctors could reduce anxiety for macular degeneration patients**
Highly effective current treatments for vision loss need to be allied with careful counselling to ensure patients maintain good psychological health as well as good vision, new research recommends.
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**Avocados may help combat the metabolic syndrome**
A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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**What triggers a high-school student to suddenly drop out?**
What pushes a teenager to suddenly drop out of high school? The answer: any number of very stressful "trigger" events that occur in their final few months in class, researchers at Université de Montréal's Public Health Research Institute have found.
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**The Midwest's Weather Whiplash Threatens Groundwater**
The combination of a wet year followed by a dry one creates the perfect conditions for nitrate to leach into groundwater -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Ultra-thin multilayer film for next-generation data storage and processing**
Scientists have 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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**People at risk of HIV in Scotland to be given PrEP drug on NHS**
Aids campaigners say move puts pressure on England to end delays in providing the medication despite two court rulings People at risk of HIV in Scotland are to be given drugs on the NHS that will protect them from infection, it has been announced, in a move that Aids campaigners say will put pressure on the authorities in England to end delays in providing the same medication despite two major co
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**Google’s AlphaGo Is About to Face Its Toughest Competition Yet**
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Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality is that current methods of water splitting result in hydrogen peroxide also being formed. Now researchers have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide by contr
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Pre-supernova stars may show signs of instability for months before the big explosion, spewing material into space and creating a dense gas shell around themselves, report scientists in a new report.
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Two new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan. They have been named Gastrodia nipponicoides and Gastrodia okinawensis.
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Humans and monkeys are social beings and benefit from a community. But the closeness to conspecifics is an opportunity for parasites to infect new hosts. Clémence Poirotte from the German Primate Center investigated how mandrills recognize conspecifics infected with intestinal parasites. The monkeys are able to smell an infected group member and groom them less than healthy individuals. This compo
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**Freedom Fights for Survival in Hungary**
Since Viktor Orban’s return to power in Hungary in 2010, the country’s institutions have one by one come under the direct political control of the head of government: the constitutional court, the central bank, museums, television, and radio broadcasting. As independent civil society has contracted in Hungary, the remaining centers of freedom have acquired special importance. Among the most impor
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**Shane Bauer of Mother Jones Wins Atlantic Media's 2017 Michael Kelly Award**
Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2017)— Shane Bauer is the winner of Atlantic Media’s 2017 Michael Kelly Award for reporting for Mother Jones on life inside a medium-security private prison in Louisiana where he served as a correctional officer for four months. The award was announced at a ceremony in Washington last night. Determined to chronicle the everyday realities inside a private prison, Bauer
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The tenth—and Peter Capaldi’s final—season of Doctor Who begins next weekend, and despite a couple of trailers and an introduction to the new companion, we don’t actually know all that much about it. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat is more than happy to oblige with a few new details however. Speaking as part of a series of previews in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine , Moffat revealed th
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UK and US share a similar mindset when it comes to horizontal drilling for shale energy, say Cardiff University researchers and colleagues
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While an entire ocean separates the UK from the US, when the issue of fracking arises, the great divide -- philosophically speaking -- narrows considerably.
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One of the longest-running controversies in evolutionary biology has been, 'What was the oldest branch of the animal family tree?' Was it the sponges, as had long been thought, or was it the delicate marine predators called comb jellies? A powerful new method has been devised to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues like this and it comes down squarely on the side of comb jellies.
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Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions such as endometriosis, a painful condition that affects as many as two million women in the UK.
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**Video analysis of factors associated with response time to monitor alarms**
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Disagreement persists between professional societies and organizations over the best time to start and to discontinue mammography for breast cancer screening, as well as the optimal amount of time between screenings. A new research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine examines breast cancer screening recommendations physicians give their patients amid recent guideline changes.
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Patients with common conditions such as back pain, headache and upper respiratory infections are more likely to get tests and services that are unnecessary or of little diagnostic and therapeutic benefit -- so-called low-value care -- if they visit hospital-based primary care practices instead of community-based ones. Practice location, rather than practice ownership, appears to be the driving fac
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London, UK. Well researched journalism is more important than ever. Around the world there are squeezes on press freedom from all directions, and with the rise of what has been dubbed "fake-news", it is a time for thorough journalism, says Rachael Jolley, editor of the Index on Censorship Magazine, on the publication of a special report called "The Big Squeeze: Freedom of Speech Under Pressure".
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When cartoonist and marine-biology teacher Steve Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999, he may have backed the wrong side of one of the longest-running controversies in the field of evolutionary biology.
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**Long ago and far away, an average galaxy: 'Typical' galaxy helps astronomers study epoch of reionization**
Astronomers led by a graduate student at the University of California, Davis have discovered one of the most distant galaxies in the universe, and it's nothing out of the ordinary.
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**Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment**
A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis. Researchers at Penn State have developed nanoprobes to rapidly isolate these rare markers, called extracellular vesicles (EVs), for potential development of precision cancer diagnoses and personalized anti
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**Womb lining grown in lab could reveal secrets of menstrual cycle and early pregnancy**
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions such as endometriosis, a painful condition that affects as many as two million women in the UK.
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**The Upcoming Privacy Battle Over Wearables in the NBA**
The raucous home crowd goes quiet as they watch the reigning Most Valuable Player step up to the free-throw line. For those watching at home, a familiar chyron displays relevant statistics—how many free throws he’s taken, how many he’s made, how much he’s scored so far tonight. But on the sidelines, his coaches and the team’s training staff are looking at an entirely different array of informatio
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**It's the thought that counts: The neuro-anatomical basis of forgiveness revealed**
New research by Trieste's SISSA, published in the Scientific Reports, has studied the areas of the brain involved in processes which prompt us to forgive those who have seriously, but unintentionally, messed up. Researchers specifically examined the role of a part of the brain, called anterior superior temporal sulcus (aSTS), and discovered that the larger the amount of grey matter in this patch o
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**Scientists Identify More-Precise Neural Correlates of Dreaming**
By examining brainwave patterns in a posterior cortical area, scientists can predict when people are dreaming.
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**Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson?s**
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
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**3 ways to plan for the (very) long term | Ari Wallach**
We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains -- an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term ... like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate.
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Ingeniøren
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**Læk af hacker-værktøjer fra – angiveligt – NSA bliver nu frigivet uden password**
Ifølge Snowden bør NSA dog kunne afsløre hvor lækket kommet fra. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/laek-hacker-vaerktoejer-nsa-bliver-nu-frigivet-uden-password-1075510 Version2
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Ars Technica
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**Google Home’s multiuser support might finally make it worth talking to [Update]**
Enlarge / The Google Home. It's listening! Google Home has been on the market for several months now, but it still feels like an unfinished "beta" product . It's supposed to be the Google Assistant in a box, but it's still missing a ton of functionality compared to Google Assistant on a smartphone. It's also not nearly as functional as its rival, the Amazon Echo. It looks like Google is finally g
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Science | The Guardian
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**Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming**
Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of consciousness itself. What’s more, changes in brain activity have been found to offer clues as to what the
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Gizmodo
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**New Up-Close Image of Jupiter's Stormy Clouds is Mind-Blowing**
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the most mesmerizing images from Jupiter. The pictures are so good they’ve created a community of citizen scientists who enhance the orbiter’s raw images and make them into literal works of art. While the colorized images are always spectacular, this time, citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko has outdone himself a
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Ars Technica
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**KFC chicken will no longer be antibiotic lickin’ good**
Enlarge (credit: NRDC ) After nearly a year of intense pressure from advocacy groups, Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced that it will phase out serving chicken raised on medically important antibiotics by the end 2018. These drugs are those in classes of antibiotics that are not typically used in humans, such as ionophores. The goal of such a pledge is to lower the chances of creating antibioti
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Gizmodo
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**Here Are the Jobs the Census Bureau Can't Fill Because of Trump's Stupid Hiring Freeze**
President Trump returns to the White House on April 9, 2017 after his 16th visit to a golf course since being sworn in (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) President Donald Trump (man, that’s still hard to type) enacted a federal hiring freeze as one of his first acts after taking office. We’ve looked at the jobs that are currently sitting vacant at NASA , the Patent and Trademark Office
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System precipitation products prove to be reliable**
The Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) is a key tool--specifically, for studying precipitation over the region. Moreover, the products generated by AMPS will be used more widely if shown to hold up to careful scrutiny.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Two new species of orchids discovered in Okinawa**
Two new species of parasitic plants have been discovered on the main island of Okinawa, Japan, and named Gastrodia nipponicoides and Gastrodia okinawensis. Details of these findings were published online in Phytotaxa on April 7.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Diamonds coupled using quantum physics**
Researchers at TU Wien have succeeded in coupling the specific defects in two such diamonds with one another. This is an important prerequisite for the development of new applications, such as highly sensitive sensors and switches for quantum computers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Researchers find mechanism to protect biomolecules against light-induced damage**
A team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) together with researchers in Sweden and the USA has analyzed a mechanism which protects biomolecules such as the DNA against damage by light. They observed how the energy of incoming photons can be absorbed by the molecule without destroying important bonds.
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Gizmodo
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**How HTTPS Website Security Is Making the Internet Safer From Snoopers**
Image: Gizmodo You may have noticed in your travels around the internet that your browser’s address bar occasionally turns green and displays a padlock—that’s HTTPS, or a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, swinging into action. This little green padlock is becoming vitally important as more and more of your online security is eroded. Just because your ISP can now see what sites yo
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Discovery of 'helical molecular glue'**
Hideto Tsuji, professor in Toyohashi University of Technology, and his colleagues have made a world-first discovery of 'molecular glue' action of a counterclockwise-helical molecule to glue two structurally-different clockwise-helical molecules together. This discovery was announced on March 24 in Scientific Reports. To bind two polymers coiled in the same direction was previously impossible. Cons
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**Some bed bugs show early signs of resistance to 2 common insecticides**
Pest management professionals battling the ongoing resurgence of bed bugs are wise to employ a well-rounded set of measures that reduces reliance on chemical control, as new research shows the early signs of resistance developing among bed bugs to two commonly used insecticides, chlorfenapyr and bifenthrin.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Discovery of 'helical molecular glue'**
Hideto Tsuji, professor in Toyohashi University of Technology, and his colleagues have made a world-first discovery of 'molecular glue' action of a counterclockwise-helical molecule to glue two structurally-different clockwise-helical molecules together. This discovery was announced on March 24 in Scientific Reports. To bind two polymers coiled in the same direction was previously impossible. Cons
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Gizmodo
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**Don't Be Late To This One-Day Invicta Watch Sale**
Invicta Gold Box In my opinion, a classic wristwatch still looks better than a smartwatch, any day. Today only, pick up a Invicta watch for as low as $32 . Amazon’s Gold Box has your pick of faces and bracelets (stainless steel or leather), with all of them coming in under $53. But time’s a-tickin’ on this deal and these prices only last until the end of the day. More Deals
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**India's Flipkart raises $1.4 bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent**
India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Some bed bugs show early signs of resistance to two common insecticides**
Pest management professionals battling the ongoing resurgence of bed bugs are wise to employ a well-rounded set of measures that reduces reliance on chemical control, as new research shows the early signs of resistance developing among bed bugs to two commonly used insecticides.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**First oceans may have been acidic**
One way to understand how ocean acidity can change, for example, in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, is to look to the history of seawater acidity. Dr. Itay Halevy of the Weizmann Institute of Science has looked to the distant past - all the way back to Earth's earliest oceans. The model he developed, together with Dr. Aviv Bachan of Stanford University, suggests that the early ocea
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Ars Technica
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**Google Duo’s audio call feature is now available for all users worldwide**
Enlarge (credit: Google ) Nearly a year after its launch, Google Duo now supports audio calling for all users worldwide. At the Google I/O conference last year, the company launched the minimalistic video-chat app for Android and iOS alongside its newest messaging app, Google Allo. Google pushed this new audio-calling feature to Duo users in Brazil last month, but it's only now making its way to
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**A rusty green early ocean? Lab recreates one mechanism by which today's ore deposits originally formed**
Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations - the world's chief economic source of iron ore - were once dissolved in seawater. How did that iron go from a dissolved state to banded iron formations? Dr. Itay Halevy and his group in the Weizmann Institute of Science's Earth and Planetary Sciences Department suggest that billions of years ago, the "rust" that
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Programmed proteins might help prevent malaria**
Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year - most of them children in tropical regions. Part of the problem is that the malaria parasite is a shape-shifter, making it hard to target. But another part of the problem is that even the parasite's proteins that could be used as vaccines are unstable at tropical t
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Ars Technica
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**In slap at Trump, Shadow Brokers release NSA EquationGroup files**
Enlarge (credit: NSA ) On April 8, as part of a long, awkwardly worded rant about President Donald Trump's betrayal of his "base," the individual or individuals known as the Shadow Brokers posted the password to an encrypted archive containing what appear to be components of a toolkit associated with the National Security Agency's alleged Equation Group hacking campaign. But those hoping for even
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Inkjet process to print flexible touchscreens cost-efficiently**
Flexible smart phones are desirable for a lot of users. Up to now the displays of the innumerable phones and pods are rigid and do not yield to the anatomical forms adopted by the people carrying them. By now it is no longer any secret that the big players in the industry are working on flexible displays. New research shows how they might become reality in the near future.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defects**
Thanks to the innovative radar scanner, 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.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Astrochemistry: How life may have begun in space**
What chemical processes in space could have created the building blocks of life is being researched by chemists. In their experiments, the scientists are simulating the conditions in space to understand in detail how certain chemical reactions occur.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Cold temperatures perceived in a photo increase cognitive control**
Researchers have demonstrated that the perception of cold temperatures elicits greater cognitive control, even from a photo.
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Ingeniøren
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**Se Vindebymølle blive taget ned**
Nedrivningen af de 11 pensionerede havmøller fra Vindeby foregår på simpel vis og i store stykker. Dong Energy oplyser, at tempoet er skruet op i videoen, og at det tog 20 mennesker 4,5 timer at rive en enkelt mølle ned. I 1991 tog det otte timer - i godt vejr - at sætte den op.
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Ingeniøren
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**Forskere vil behandle gynækologisk kræft med kemo-sædceller**
Forskere i Tyskland har fundet ud af, at sædceller er yderst velegnede til at transportere medicin, når der skal behandles for gynækologisk kræft.
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Ingeniøren
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**Bilforsikring bliver en teknologisk slagmark**
Forsikringsselskabet Tryg vil overvåge bestemte kunder med sorte bokse i deres biler. Et andet selskab vil anvende selvlærende billedgenkendelse til at vurdere, hvor mange penge du kan modtage ved skader på din bil.
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Gizmodo
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**Two Thirds of the Great Barrier Reef Is Now Officially Bleached**
Image: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies For the second time in 12 months, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has experienced a severe coral bleaching event. A recent investigation shows that two-thirds of the reef is now a sickly white hue, and it’s not immediately clear if the iconic ecosystem will ever bounce back to its former glory. “It takes at least a decade for a full recovery o
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**Hired Goon Drags Man Off United Flight After He Refuses to Give Up Seat [Updated]**
Image: Facebook/Audra D. Bridges On Sunday, a man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day, The Courier-Journal reports . Passenger Audra Bridges, who uploaded a video of the incident to Facebook, told the newspaper that United initially offer
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**Ultra-thin multilayer film for next-generation data storage and processing**
A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of skyrmions as information carriers for storing and processing data on magnetic media.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**First oceans may have been acidic**
Dr. Itay Halevy of the Weizmann Institute of Science has looked to the distant past -- all the way back to Earth's earliest oceans. The model he developed, together with Dr. Aviv Bachan of Stanford University, suggests that the early oceans, right around the time that life originated, were somewhat acidic, and that they gradually became alkaline.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Explosive material: The making of a supernova**
Pre-supernova stars may show signs of instability for months before the big explosion
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Seeds from a site in Northern Israel are the ancestors of today's fava beans**
Like all food crops, the faba, or fava, bean - a nutritious part of many the diet of many cultures diets - had a wild ancestor. Wild faba is presumed to be extinct, but Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have now identified 14,000-year-old remains of seeds that offer important clues as to the time and place that this plant grew naturally. Understanding the ecology of the wild plants' enviro
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**New tool can help estimate genetically modified pollen spread**
Food 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on facebook**
When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained self-authored unprofessional content based on the professionalism guidelines of three physicians' organizations.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Crystallization made crystal clear**
Crystallization is a very basic chemical process: School children can witness it with their own eyes. But scientists had not, until now, been able to observe this process on the molecular level - that is, the instant in which molecules overcome their tendencies to float individually in a liquid solution and take their place in the rigid lattice of a solid crystal structure. Researchers at the Weiz
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Turning down the brain to erase fearful memories**
Weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting**
The method could lead to solar-based production of hydrogen for fuel.
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**Gene analysis adds layers to understanding how our livers function**
In a study reported recently in Nature, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers showed that the liver's amazing multitasking capacity is due at least in part to a clever division of labor among its cells.
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**Keeping up the pressure**
In addition to the classic stress response in our bodies -- an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes -- our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism that deals only with chronic stress. These Weizmann Institute of Science findings, which recently appeared in Nature Neuroscience, may lead to better diagnosis of and treatment for anxiety and depression.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**A rusty green early ocean?**
Dr. Itay Halevy and his group in the Weizmann Institute of Science's Earth and Planetary Sciences Department suggest that billions of years ago, the 'rust' that formed in the seawater and sank to the ocean bed was green -- an iron-based mineral that is rare on Earth today but might once have been relatively common.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Uncovering the secrets of white cell power**
White blood cells push their way through barriers to get to infection sites.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Programmed proteins might help prevent malaria**
A new approach to stabilizing protein structures could be key to an efficient vaccine.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Crystallization made crystal clear**
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have, for the first time, directly observed the process of crystallization on the molecular level, validating some recent theories about crystallization, as well as showing that if one knows how the crystal starts growing, one can predict the end structure.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Secretary bird at German park gets new leg from 3-D printer**
Soeckchen the secretary bird is now strutting around her home in northern Germany with an artificial leg produced using a 3-D printer.
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New Scientist - News
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**Fingerprint challenge aims to automate how best prints get taken**
The US government wants a scanner that can take your fingerprints as well as a trained police officer, but fast enough to get you through security on time
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Popular Science
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**15 things that make traveling less stressful**
Gadgets Don't let dead batteries, dirty socks, or bad headphones ruin your vacation. 15 must have travel items you won't want to leave at home. Read on.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Critical gap in fossil record of Chinese phytosaurs filled**
The 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Children notice what adults miss, study finds**
Although 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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