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Image: YouTube It’s not just the intense heat that makes it hard for researchers to closely study an active volcano, there’s also a potpourri of noxious gases that are less than ideal to inhale. But at the controls of a sensor-laden drone, scientists from the University of Cambridge have been able to capture amazing close-up footage of Guatemalan eruptions . Using a custom fixed wing UAV (essenti
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Enlarge / Ishi, Ishi, calm down. I'd be angry at Duke Nukem after seeing how weirdly he was shoehorned into Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition , too, but there's more to blame. (credit: Gearbox / People Can Fly) Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition launched on modern consoles and PCs last week. In a different universe, maybe the remaster of this 2011 first-person shooter would have had some obvious, signifi
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Today in 5 Lines Sean Spicer’s comments on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf Hitler drew ire on social media, leading the White House press secretary to release a clarification to the press. During remarks at a G-7 meeting in Italy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Assad’s reign is “coming to an end,” and discouraged Russia from continuing to support him. In Kansas, voters head to t
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Enlarge / Nvidia's Pascal-based GTX 1060. (credit: Mark Walton) Last week, when Nvidia announced its new top-end Titan Xp GPU , it also said that it would be releasing macOS drivers for the new card and the company's entire Pascal-based GPU lineup. Today, it has released version 378.05.05.05f01 of its Mac driver, a beta that will allow Macs (and sort-of Macs) to support those cards for the first
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With prosecutors and police officers in control, expect more wrongful convictions.
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You’ve all seen Dr. Strangelove , which means I’m pretty sure you understand the general idea behind a doomsday device: if you destroy us, we destroy you, no matter what. The concept of an automatic system that guarantees nuclear retaliation if a country is subjected to a nuclear attack has been part of the collective nuclear nightmare for decades. It’s not just a concept, though. Such a doomsday
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Tom Scott took a pair of DJI Phantom 3 drones to the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, where they can manufacture lightning strikes measuring over a million volts. The goal was to see what happens to a drone were it to get struck by lightning while flown in a storm, and the results will probably surprise no one. The first drone was completely fried and knocked out of the air by
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Screenshot: Twitter The videos depicting security officers forcibly dragging an elderly United Airlines passenger in Chicago have drawn outrage that is both widespread and entirely justified. Most of the resulting news coverage has focused, correctly, on United’s tone-deaf response and the larger question of how much power airlines wield over our lives. Certain news outlets, however, decided to g
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For what seems like the millionth time, Yahoo’s miserable descent into nothingness has somehow gotten worse. Today, a group of previously imprisoned Chinese dissidents filed a lawsuit against the company for misappropriating more than $17 million put in a trust fund meant to aid Chinese political prisoners. The lawsuit alleges that several Yahoo executives turned a blind eye to the rampant self-d
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The loss is a major hit to climate change research, scientists say.
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Earth’s magnetic field provokes layers of iron and magnesium in the atmosphere, but Mars has no such field - so finding similar layers is a surprise
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The strategy, called retrieval practice, is a type of mental doing: It's a way to create the webs of meaning that support what we know. The post Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick appeared first on WIRED .
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DIY Automate your house Everything you need to know about the gear, the software, and the platforms available for making your home a little smarter.
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Enlarge (credit: Stephen Brashear / Getty Images News) A zero-day code-execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office is one of three critical flaws under active attack in the wild, Microsoft warned Tuesday as it rolled out a batch of updates that plug the security holes. As Ars reported Monday night , attackers are exploiting the flaw to infect unsuspecting Word users with bank-fraud malware known
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**Distantly related fish find same evolutionary solution to dark water**
Changes in a single color-vision gene demonstrate convergent evolutionary adaptations in widely separated species and across vastly different time scales, according to a new study. The study, which combined genetic analysis with a 19-year-long selection experiment, supports the idea that the mechanisms of adaptive evolution may be more predictable than previously suspected.
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No significant differences were observed in eczema severity for children with moderate to severe eczema who wore silk garments compared with those who wore their usual clothing, according to a randomized controlled study.
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Greater consumption of fresh fruit was associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, as well as reduced occurrence of complications in people with diabetes, in a Chinese population.
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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.
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**Every Kid Can Enjoy a Day at the Waterpark With This Air-Powered Wheelchair**
Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don’t mix well with water. So engineers at the University of Pittsburgh designed a powered wheelchair that runs on compressed air, allowing those with limited mobility to safely enjoy a day at the water park. Every now and then, good things really do happen in this world. The engineers
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**Robocops unite! Those robocalls are out of hand**
Are robocalls driving you mad? Last year, U.S. consumers received about 2.3 billion automated, unwanted phone calls every month, according to YouMail National Robocall Index. That's 51,523 calls every minute. Isn't it time you did something about it?
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**The Xbox One loses another exclusive third-party developer**
Quantum Break was exclusive to Xbox One, but Remedy's next game won't be. When we've reported on the PS4's sales lead over the Xbox One in the past, we usually point out that the deficit only really matters insofar as it discourages developers and publishers from sticking with Microsoft's smaller audience. These days, we're seeing more and more signs of this effect coming to pass for console game
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**5 Reasons Why Placentas Are Amazing**
There is much about the placenta that scientists are just beginning to discover.
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The American Meteor Society received over 260 reported sightings of a fireball on April 10, 2017. One sighting was during a live stream between friends.
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**Scientists Can Now Tell If Someone Is Dreaming from Their Brain Waves**
People who are in a deep slumber may not be able to say whether they're dreaming, but their brain waves might.
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Proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could leave state environmental agencies doing more with less money. But many say they are already strapped.
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**Brain’s navigation system isn’t really like GPS**
Grid cells, often called “the brain’s GPS,” were a big discovery, but new results suggest the system is more complicated than anyone had guessed. Scientists have found brain cells that are similar to speedometers, compasses, GPS, and even collision warning systems. But although some of the neurons in our internal navigation systems look a lot like speedometers or compasses, many others operate fl
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**Slumping PC market shows a glimmer of hope in first quarter**
The long-suffering personal computer market may be finally recovering from the damage inflicted by the shift to smartphones and tablets.
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**Op-Docs: Gut Hack**
After a lifetime of stomach problems, Josiah Zayner declared war on his own body’s microbes.
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**Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research**
The National Academy of Sciences has toughened up its guidelines to call cutting corners, dubious statistics and not fully sharing research methods "detrimental" to science. (Image credit: Robert Essel NYC/Getty Images)
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**Move over, Siri and Alexa, and make room for Bixby.**
That's the name of Samsung's virtual assistant, a key feature of the new Galaxy S8 phone. The Korean company has big plans for the voice-based technology, seeing it as a fundamental way its customers will interact with a wide range of its devices in the future.
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**Gadgets: Temperature's rising and these devices are ready to play**
Jabra's Sport Pulse special edition Bluetooth 4.0 headphones are do-it-all when it comes to earbud features.
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**Ancient Humans Took Part in Cannibalism — But It Wasn't for Survival**
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Image: Thrawn cover from Star Wars Celebration special edition, Del Rey Thrawn , the most anticipated Star Wars book since Disney bought Lucasfilm and declared the old Expanded Universe novels to no longer be canon, is out today. And the things being introduced in it already have Wookiepedia entries. Full disclosure, I am only on page five but as semi-familiar names started popping up, I did what
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**Sea snail found in Florida Keys is the state's latest exotic invader**
The discovery of a new sea snail in the Florida Keys - one with strange spiderlike powers - has scientists worried that they may be seeing the beginning of the state's latest exotic species invasion.
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**Poem of the Day: ‘The Lost Empire’ by Derek Walcott**
The rich metaphors and descriptions in Derek Walcott’s poetry render the Caribbean world where he grew up almost tangible: the tropical ocean air; the warm beaches; the birds and sea creatures that populated the coasts—and the specter of colonialism, too, lingering on after the dissolution of centuries-long European control. Saint Lucia, the island in the West Indies where the Nobel Prize-winning
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**How Sean Spicer Flubbed the Holocaust on Passover**
There’s no good time to make a Hitler comparison, but deploying one in the midst of Passover to justify voluntary airstrikes is an especially unwise choice, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer realized, to his chagrin, Tuesday afternoon. Spicer was fielding questions about the Trump administration’s confusing and diffuse strategy toward Syria when he was asked why the White House believed
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**Few People Will Ever Know How Great Rock Band VR Is**
Rock Band was great, but Rock Band was also awkward and cumbersome. Now here comes Rock Band VR , a few years after most of us got rid of our last plastic instrument. It’s also cumbersome, and it’s also great. In fact, it’s the most fun I’ve had with Rock Band in years. Rock Band VR has you put on a virtual reality headset, pick up a plastic guitar, and virtually act out your most fundamental roc
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**Oddly, Penguins Keep Coming Back to Erupting Volcano**
It took hundreds of years for one of the oldest and largest penguin colonies in Antarctica to recover after three separate volcanic eruptions nearly wiped the seabird colony off the map, a new study finds.
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**Photos: Penguins Barely Survived Antarctic Volcano Eruptions**
A volcano on Antarctica's Deception Island nearly wiped out one of the continent's largest and oldest penguin populations ... not once but three times throughout history.
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**What's the Best Home Theater Surge Protector?**
via YouTube Death, taxes, and homes without enough power outlets. These are the unavoidable facts of life, but at least you can do something about the third one. This week, we’re looking for the best home theater surge protector, so check out the rules, and then charge into the comments to nominate your pick. 1) Your nomination should contain the specific name of the product, why you think this i
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**Farm-raised superbugs find their way into kids’ noses somehow**
Enlarge (credit: ullstein bild ) Drug-resistant germs from livestock—born from overuse and misuse of antibiotics—can make their way off farms and into unsuspecting people, where they can cause difficult-to-treat infections. But following their path from farms to people is tricky. After decades of spats with public health and animal rights advocates, farm owners are not eager to share information
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A second coral bleaching event has struck the Great Barrier Reef in 12 months, new observations reveal, raising concerns about the natural wonder’s future.
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**Imago Theory Explains Why We Choose a Partner That Fits with our past**
While relationships can damage us, they can also be a source for healing. Read More
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**'Clueless' Male Jumping Spider Will Court a Female All Wrong for Him**
A male jumping spider will sing and dance for any female, even if she isn't his type.
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**Big, Furry Cave-Dwelling Spider with 'Red Fangs' Discovered**
Luckily, this wandering spider isn't as venomous as some of its relatives.
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Image: NASA Earth has been the Airbnb for some questionable guests over the years, but none have been more deplorable than humans. Our bad habits are screwing up the planet big time, causing arctic glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise eight inches over the last century alone. At this point, getting adopted by some alien overlords might not be such a bad idea—even NASA seems to be on board. In
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research CEO Todd Sherer, a neuroscientist, talks about the state of Parkinson's disease and research. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**The Fascinating Art of Hollywood’s Made-Up Languages, From Dothraki to Klingon**
Get ready for a master class in conlangs. The post The Fascinating Art of Hollywood’s Made-Up Languages, From Dothraki to Klingon appeared first on WIRED .
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**'Organ Chip' Project to Test How Chemicals Affect the Body**
Tiny replicas of organs, shrunk down to fit onto computer chips the size of AA batteries, could help doctors and scientists learn about how certain foods, chemicals and dietary supplements affect the human body, the FDA says.
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**Scientists have found a second, unexpected great spot on Jupiter**
Enlarge / This image shows how the Great Cold Spot (the darker, oval feature) changes dramatically in shape and size on different days. (credit: Tom Stallard) Astronomers have been characterizing Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a brilliant, swirling storm located just south of the planet's equator, for the better part of three centuries. Now, scientists say they have found another great spot on Jupiter
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**Potential number of organ donors after euthanasia in Belgium**
An estimated 10 percent of all patients undergoing euthanasia in Belgium could potentially donate at least one organ, according to a study.
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**Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function**
Among patients with acute low back pain, spinal manipulation therapy was associated with modest improvements in pain and function at up to six weeks, with temporary minor musculoskeletal harms, according to a study.
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**Water telescope uses gamma rays to track new kind of pulsar**
We may have found a fresh way to spot the spinning corpses of massive stars, using the glow of interstellar gas – and maybe a new class of pulsar too
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**Jeff Sessions and the Odds of Imprisoning Innocents**
The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions “will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards.” If that doesn’t scan as hugely important subject a bit of background is needed. In 1989, when a wrongly imprisoned American was exonerated for the first time using DNA evidence, a new era began in the criminal justice system.
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**Team tackles mysterious disease afflicting wild and captive snakes**
Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states.
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**Humans and sponges share gene regulation**
Humans have a lot in common with the humble sea sponge, according to research that changes the way we think about animal evolution. A research team report that a collaborative study found sponges use a complex gene regulation toolkit similar to much more complex organisms such as humans.
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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 have developed instruments that transmit laser light into the tissue through direct contact. The techniques developed will re
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**Sean Spicer Concedes Hitler Used Chemical Weapons on Jews in 'the Holocaust Centers'**
Sean Spicer is reliably, sometimes even endearingly, terrible at his job as Press Secretary. But his comments during Tuesday’s press briefing on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf Hitler are astonishing. Not just because they’re blatantly, breathtakingly wrong, but because a man whose job is remembering and relaying facts can’t accurately recount one of the most notorious events of the 20
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**Psychopathic Traits Linked to Witnessing Abuse in Childhood**
Children who witness domestic violence may be more likely to have psychopathic traits in adulthood, according to a new study.
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**New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest**
A recent Hiram College (Ohio) study reveals that disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities.
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**New England's glacial upland soils provide major groundwater storage reservoir**
A recent study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England by hydrologist David Boutt at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till - a jumbled, unsorted material deposited by glaciers - make up about 70 percent of the active and dynamic storage for the region.
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**Legionella bacteria's escape route revealed**
The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defenses has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the first time in a new article.
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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 research suggests.
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**Researchers identify link between birth defect, 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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**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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**Interview With a Man Who Has a Tramp Stamp That Says 'Executive Producer DICK WOLF'**
Images via my friend Kara and Bernard Johnson. Two nights ago, while I was trying to shove a plate of slightly burnt asparagus into a Ziploc bag, slap some Bandaids on my ankles, and figure out how to get to the Passover dinner I was inappropriately late for, I got a Snapchat. It was a life-altering Snapchat, the kind I imagine is reserved for DJ Khaled, or an extremely popular teen, or Sir Evan
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**Assessing noise in Southern California whale habitat**
A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of acoustic environments, including noise from shipping traffic as well as quieter areas within a national marine sanctuary.
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**Physicists discover hidden aspects of electrodynamics**
Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell's theory was revolutionary, and provided a unified framework to understand electricity, magnetism and optics. Now, new research advances knowledge of this theory.
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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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**What Is a Nativist?**
To understand the ideas shaping the Trump administration, the political scientist Cas Mudde once told me , you have to understand populism, authoritarianism, and nativism, because Donald Trump “fires on all three cylinders.” I’ve previously explored the definitions of populism and authoritarianism . But what is nativism? How is it different from “ nationalism ” or “ patriotism ”—words that the al
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**A New Path to Equal-Angle Lines**
Imagine a set of many lines as in a dream. The lines intersect at a point and radiate outward. There’s something perfect about the way they’re spaced that you can’t quite put your finger on. You start counting them, but before you can finish you wake up with a question hanging on the fringe of your mind: Just how many were there? For at least 70 years, mathematicians have been trying to answer a
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**In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]**
Early Antarctic ice age dynamics Antarctica. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Dave Pape. The extent of Antarctic ice sheets oscillated widely on astronomical time scales throughout the Oligocene and Early Miocene Epochs, approximately 34 to 17 million years ago, when comparably large ice sheets had not yet developed in the Arctic....
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**Chinese cave {delta}18O records do not represent northern East Asian summer monsoon rainfall [Physical Sciences]**
In a recent study, Goldsmith et al. reconstructed the Holocene lake-level history of Lake Dali in Inner Mongolia from fossil beach ridges and assume it reflected East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) rainfall (1). In addition, they note a good correlation between the lake fluctuations and Chinese speleothem δ18O records, and...
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
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**Reply to Liu et al.: East Asian summer monsoon rainfall dominates Lake Dali lake area changes [Physical Sciences]**
We thank Liu et al. (1) for their comments on our paper (2). The first point of Liu et al. (1) is that the Lake Dali Early Holocene highstand could reflect increased winter precipitation and/or glacier melt rather than monsoon rainfall. First, modern winter precipitation contributes <10% annual precipitation (2,...
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**Y chromosome’s roles in sex differences in disease [Immunology and Inflammation]**
In PNAS, Krementsov et al. (1) report that if you are a male mouse and catch the flu, the severity of your illness may depend on the type of Y chromosome (ChrY) that you have. In this study, influenza A virus was administered to consomic ChrY mouse strains in which...
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**Design of energy-transducing artificial cells [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
A sustainable society requires sources of renewable energy that are efficient, cost-effective, and robust. Achieving such energy sources represents a significant challenge that requires the development of novel technologies, including the creation of materials that control physical and chemical transformations at a molecular level. Photosynthesis performs solar energy conversion using...
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**Rapid evolution of resistance to parasitism in biological control [Agricultural Sciences]**
A growing awareness of human dependence on the natural capital of ecosystem services has highlighted the importance of such services to the sustainable management of both natural and production ecosystems. Biological control is an ecosystem service in which a pest, pathogen, or weed is effectively controlled through an ecological interaction...
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**Toward neuroprotective treatments of Parkinson’s disease [Neuroscience]**
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is, after Alzheimer’s disease, the second most-common neurodegenerative disorder affecting 1–2% of the global population over the age of 65 (1, 2). Aging being a primary risk factor for PD (3), its economic burden on our society in terms of medical care will escalate with our aging...
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**Preventing acquisition of HIV is the only path to an AIDS-free generation [Population Biology]**
The article by Medlock et al. (1) reminds us that HIV infection is still the epidemic of our times. Currently, 36.7 million persons are living with HIV, and annual deaths from HIV are still upward of 1 million persons per year (aidsinfo.unaids.org). Because a wide variety of studies have demonstrated...
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**Pore translocation of knotted DNA rings [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
We use an accurate coarse-grained model for DNA and stochastic molecular dynamics simulations to study the pore translocation of 10-kbp–long DNA rings that are knotted. By monitoring various topological and physical observables we find that there is not one, as previously assumed, but rather two qualitatively different modes of knot...
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**Statistical significance of seasonal warming/cooling trends [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]**
The question whether a seasonal climate trend (e.g., the increase of summer temperatures in Antarctica in the last decades) is of anthropogenic or natural origin is of great importance for mitigation and adaption measures alike. The conventional significance analysis assumes that (i) the seasonal climate trends can be quantified by...
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**Strategic siting and regional grid interconnections key to low-carbon futures in African countries [Sustainability Science]**
Recent forecasts suggest that African countries must triple their current electricity generation by 2030. Our multicriteria assessment of wind and solar potential for large regions of Africa shows how economically competitive and low-environmental–impact renewable resources can significantly contribute to meeting this demand. We created the Multicriteria Analysis for Planning Renewable...
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**Evolving polycentric governance of the Great Barrier Reef [Sustainability Science]**
A growing field of sustainability science examines how environments are transformed through polycentric governance. However, many studies are only snapshot analyses of the initial design or the emergent structure of polycentric regimes. There is less systematic analysis of the longitudinal robustness of polycentric regimes. The problem of robustness is approached...
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**High-throughput identification of small molecules that affect human embryonic vascular development [Applied Biological Sciences]**
Birth defects, which are in part caused by exposure to environmental chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. The current standard to screen drugs that affect embryonic development is based on prenatal animal testing; however, this approach yields low-throughput and...
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**Mechanism of transcription initiation and promoter escape by E. coli RNA polymerase [Biochemistry]**
To investigate roles of the discriminator and open complex (OC) lifetime in transcription initiation by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase (RNAP; α2ββ’ωσ70), we compare productive and abortive initiation rates, short RNA distributions, and OC lifetime for the λPR and T7A1 promoters and variants with exchanged discriminators, all with the same transcribed...
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**Structural basis of mitochondrial dysfunction in response to cytochrome c phosphorylation at tyrosine 48 [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
Regulation of mitochondrial activity allows cells to adapt to changing conditions and to control oxidative stress, and its dysfunction can lead to hypoxia-dependent pathologies such as ischemia and cancer. Although cytochrome c phosphorylation—in particular, at tyrosine 48—is a key modulator of mitochondrial signaling, its action and molecular basis remain unknown....
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**Structures of closed and open states of a voltage-gated sodium channel [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
Bacterial voltage-gated sodium channels (BacNavs) serve as models of their vertebrate counterparts. BacNavs contain conserved voltage-sensing and pore-forming domains, but they are homotetramers of four identical subunits, rather than pseudotetramers of four homologous domains. Here, we present structures of two NaVAb mutants that capture tightly closed and open states at...
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**Form and function of topologically associating genomic domains in budding yeast [Cell Biology]**
The genome of metazoan cells is organized into topologically associating domains (TADs) that have similar histone modifications, transcription level, and DNA replication timing. Although similar structures appear to be conserved in fission yeast, computational modeling and analysis of high-throughput chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) data have been used to argue that...
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**Deltex2 represses MyoD expression and inhibits myogenic differentiation by acting as a negative regulator of Jmjd1c [Cell Biology]**
The myogenic regulatory factor MyoD has been implicated as a key regulator of myogenesis, and yet there is little information regarding its upstream regulators. We found that Deltex2 inhibits myogenic differentiation in vitro, and that skeletal muscle stem cells from Deltex2 knockout mice exhibit precocious myogenic differentiation and accelerated regeneration...
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**Spemann organizer transcriptome induction by early beta-catenin, Wnt, Nodal, and Siamois signals in Xenopus laevis [Developmental Biology]**
The earliest event in Xenopus development is the dorsal accumulation of nuclear β-catenin under the influence of cytoplasmic determinants displaced by fertilization. In this study, a genome-wide approach was used to examine transcription of the 43,673 genes annotated in the Xenopus laevis genome under a variety of conditions that inhibit...
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**Metabolic evolution and the self-organization of ecosystems [Evolution]**
Metabolism mediates the flow of matter and energy through the biosphere. We examined how metabolic evolution shapes ecosystems by reconstructing it in the globally abundant oceanic phytoplankter Prochlorococcus. To understand what drove observed evolutionary patterns, we interpreted them in the context of its population dynamics, growth rate, and light adaptation,...
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**Mutational spectra of aflatoxin B1 in vivo establish biomarkers of exposure for human hepatocellular carcinoma [Genetics]**
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and/or hepatitis B and C viruses are risk factors for human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Available evidence supports the interpretation that formation of AFB1-DNA adducts in hepatocytes seeds a population of mutations, mainly G:C→T:A, and viral processes synergize to accelerate tumorigenesis, perhaps via inflammation. Responding to a need...
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**Efficacy, long-term toxicity, and mechanistic studies of gold nanorods photothermal therapy of cancer in xenograft mice [Medical Sciences]**
Gold nanorods (AuNRs)-assisted plasmonic photothermal therapy (AuNRs-PPTT) is a promising strategy for combating cancer in which AuNRs absorb near-infrared light and convert it into heat, causing cell death mainly by apoptosis and/or necrosis. Developing a valid PPTT that induces cancer cell apoptosis and avoids necrosis in vivo and exploring its...
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**Mouse-adapted MERS coronavirus causes lethal lung disease in human DPP4 knockin mice [Medical Sciences]**
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, caused by a zoonotically transmitted coronavirus (CoV). Over 1,900 cases have been reported to date, with 36% fatality rate. Lack of autopsies from MERS cases has hindered understanding of MERS-CoV pathogenesis. A small animal model that develops progressive...
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**ErbB2 regulates autophagic flux to modulate the proteostasis of APP-CTFs in Alzheimer’s disease [Neuroscience]**
Proteolytic processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP) C-terminal fragments (CTFs) by γ-secretase underlies the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). An RNA interference screen using APP-CTF [99-residue CTF (C99)]- and Notch-specific γ-secretase interaction assays identified a unique ErbB2-centered signaling network that was predicted to preferentially govern the proteostasis of APP-C99. Co
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**Transfer of pathogenic and nonpathogenic cytosolic proteins between spinal cord motor neurons in vivo in chimeric mice [Neuroscience]**
Recent studies have reported spread of pathogenic proteins in the mammalian nervous system, but whether nonpathogenic ones spread is unknown. We initially investigated whether spread of a mutant amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-associated cytosolic superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein between motor neurons could be detected in intact chimeric mice. Eight-cell embryos from...
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**Long noncoding miRNA gene represses wheat {beta}-diketone waxes [Plant Biology]**
The cuticle of terrestrial plants functions as a protective barrier against many biotic and abiotic stresses. In wheat and other Triticeae, β-diketone waxes are major components of the epicuticular layer leading to the bluish-white glaucous trait in reproductive-age plants. Glaucousness in durum wheat is controlled by a metabolic gene cluster...
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**Intensified agriculture favors evolved resistance to biological control [Agricultural Sciences]**
Increased regulation of chemical pesticides and rapid evolution of pesticide resistance have increased calls for sustainable pest management. Biological control offers sustainable pest suppression, partly because evolution of resistance to predators and parasitoids is prevented by several factors (e.g., spatial or temporal refuges from attacks, reciprocal evolution by control agents,...
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**Ancient palace complex (300-100 BC) discovered in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico [Anthropology]**
Recently completed excavations at the site of El Palenque in Mexico’s Valley of Oaxaca have recovered the well-preserved remains of a palace complex dated by associated radiocarbon samples and ceramics to the Late Formative period or Late Monte Albán I phase (300–100 BC), the period of archaic state emergence in...
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**Magnetization dynamics and its scattering mechanism in thin CoFeB films with interfacial anisotropy [Applied Physical Sciences]**
Studies of magnetization dynamics have incessantly facilitated the discovery of fundamentally novel physical phenomena, making steady headway in the development of magnetic and spintronics devices. The dynamics can be induced and detected electrically, offering new functionalities in advanced electronics at the nanoscale. However, its scattering mechanism is still disputed. Understanding...
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**Optical visualization and quantification of enzyme activity using dynamic droplet lenses [Applied Physical Sciences]**
In this paper, we describe an approach to measuring enzyme activity based on the reconfiguration of complex emulsions. Changes in the morphology of these complex emulsions, driven by enzyme-responsive surfactants, modulate the transmission of light through a sample. Through this method we demonstrate how simple photodetector measurements may be used...
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**Using chiral tactoids as optical probes to study the aggregation behavior of chromonics [Applied Physical Sciences]**
Tactoids are nuclei of an orientationally ordered nematic phase that emerge upon cooling the isotropic phase. In addition to providing a natural setting for exploring chromonics under confinement, we show that tactoids can also serve as optical probes to delineate the role of temperature and concentration in the aggregation behavior...
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**PLP and GABA trigger GabR-mediated transcription regulation in Bacillus subtilis via external aldimine formation [Biochemistry]**
The Bacillus subtilis protein regulator of the gabTD operon and its own gene (GabR) is a transcriptional activator that regulates transcription of γ-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase (GABA-AT; GabT) upon interactions with pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (PLP) and GABA, and thereby promotes the biosynthesis of glutamate from GABA. We show here that the external aldimine...
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**Highly oriented photosynthetic reaction centers generate a proton gradient in synthetic protocells [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
Photosynthesis is responsible for the photochemical conversion of light into the chemical energy that fuels the planet Earth. The photochemical core of this process in all photosynthetic organisms is a transmembrane protein called the reaction center. In purple photosynthetic bacteria a simple version of this photoenzyme catalyzes the reduction of...
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**Frequency and potential dependence of reversible electrocatalytic hydrogen interconversion by [FeFe]-hydrogenases [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
The kinetics of hydrogen oxidation and evolution by [FeFe]-hydrogenases have been investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy—resolving factors that determine the exceptional activity of these enzymes, and introducing an unusual and powerful way of analyzing their catalytic electron transport properties. Attached to an electrode, hydrogenases display reversible electrocatalytic behavior
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**Model of brain activation predicts the neural collective influence map of the brain [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
Efficient complex systems have a modular structure, but modularity does not guarantee robustness, because efficiency also requires an ingenious interplay of the interacting modular components. The human brain is the elemental paradigm of an efficient robust modular system interconnected as a network of networks (NoN). Understanding the emergence of robustness...
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**Structural reconstruction of protein ancestry [Biophysics and Computational Biology]**
Ancestral protein reconstruction allows the resurrection and characterization of ancient proteins based on computational analyses of sequences of modern-day proteins. Unfortunately, many protein families are highly divergent and not suitable for sequence-based reconstruction approaches. This limitation is exemplified by the antigen receptors of jawed vertebrates (B- and T-cell receptors), heterodi
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**High-numerical-aperture cryogenic light microscopy for increased precision of superresolution reconstructions [Cell Biology]**
Superresolution microscopy has fundamentally altered our ability to resolve subcellular proteins, but improving on these techniques to study dense structures composed of single-molecule-sized elements has been a challenge. One possible approach to enhance superresolution precision is to use cryogenic fluorescent imaging, reported to reduce fluorescent protein bleaching rates, thereby increasing...
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**Transcription factor Etv5 is essential for the maintenance of alveolar type II cells [Cell Biology]**
Alveolar type II (AT2) cell dysfunction contributes to a number of significant human pathologies including respiratory distress syndrome, lung adenocarcinoma, and debilitating fibrotic diseases, but the critical transcription factors that maintain AT2 cell identity are unknown. Here we show that the E26 transformation-specific (ETS) family transcription factor Etv5 is essential...
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**ERR{alpha} induces H3K9 demethylation by LSD1 to promote cell invasion [Cell Biology]**
Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) removes mono- and dimethyl groups from lysine 4 of histone H3 (H3K4) or H3K9, resulting in repressive or activating (respectively) transcriptional histone marks. The mechanisms that control the balance between these two antagonist activities are not understood. We here show that LSD1 and the orphan...
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**MYO6 is targeted by Salmonella virulence effectors to trigger PI3-kinase signaling and pathogen invasion into host cells [Cell Biology]**
To establish infections, Salmonella injects virulence effectors that hijack the host actin cytoskeleton and phosphoinositide signaling to drive pathogen invasion. How effectors reprogram the cytoskeleton network remains unclear. By reconstituting the activities of the Salmonella effector SopE, we recapitulated Rho GTPase-driven actin polymerization at model phospholipid membrane bilayers in cell-f
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**Splicing variation of Long-IRBIT determines the target selectivity of IRBIT family proteins [Cell Biology]**
IRBIT [inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) binding protein released with inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)] is a multifunctional protein that regulates several target molecules such as ion channels, transporters, polyadenylation complex, and kinases. Through its interaction with multiple targets, IRBIT contributes to calcium signaling, electrolyte transport, mRNA processing, cell cycle,
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**Identification of targets of tumor suppressor microRNA-34a using a reporter library system [Cell Biology]**
miRNAs play critical roles in various biological processes by targeting specific mRNAs. Current approaches to identifying miRNA targets are insufficient for elucidation of a miRNA regulatory network. Here, we created a cell-based screening system using a luciferase reporter library composed of 4,891 full-length cDNAs, each of which was integrated into...
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**Myosin-1E interacts with FAK proline-rich region 1 to induce fibronectin-type matrix [Cell Biology]**
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase involved in development and human disease, including cancer. It is currently thought that the four-point one, ezrin, radixin, moesin (FERM)–kinase domain linker, which contains autophosphorylation site tyrosine (Y) 397, is not required for in vivo FAK function until late midgestation. Here,...
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**In situ characterization of cofacial Co(IV) centers in Co4O4 cubane: Modeling the high-valent active site in oxygen-evolving catalysts [Chemistry]**
The Co4O4 cubane is a representative structural model of oxidic cobalt oxygen-evolving catalysts (Co-OECs). The Co-OECs are active when residing at two oxidation levels above an all-Co(III) resting state. This doubly oxidized Co(IV)2 state may be captured in a Co(III)2(IV)2 cubane. We demonstrate that the Co(III)2(IV)2 cubane may be electrochemically...
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**AMPA glutamate receptors are required for sensory-organ formation and morphogenesis in the basal chordate [Developmental Biology]**
AMPA-type glutamate receptors (GluAs) mediate fast excitatory transmission in the vertebrate central nervous system (CNS), and their function has been extensively studied in the mature mammalian brain. However, GluA expression begins very early in developing embryos, suggesting that they may also have unidentified developmental roles. Here, we identify developmental roles...
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**Evolution of the early Antarctic ice ages [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]**
Understanding the stability of the early Antarctic ice cap in the geological past is of societal interest because present-day atmospheric CO2 concentrations have reached values comparable to those estimated for the Oligocene and the Early Miocene epochs. Here we analyze a new high-resolution deep-sea oxygen isotope (δ18O) record from the...
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**Why the US science and engineering workforce is aging rapidly [Economic Sciences]**
The science and engineering workforce has aged rapidly in recent years, both in absolute terms and relative to the workforce as a whole. This is a potential concern if the large number of older scientists crowds out younger scientists, making it difficult for them to establish independent careers. In addition,...
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**Quantification of circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen peptides allows rapid diagnosis of active disease and treatment monitoring [Engineering]**
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health threat, resulting in an urgent unmet need for a rapid, non–sputum-based quantitative test to detect active Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infections in clinically diverse populations and quickly assess Mtb treatment responses for emerging drug-resistant strains. We have identified Mtb-specific peptide fragments and developed a...
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**Communicating the deadly consequences of global warming for human heat stress [Environmental Sciences]**
In December of 2015, the international community pledged to limit global warming to below 2 °C above preindustrial (PI) to prevent dangerous climate change. However, to what extent, and for whom, is danger avoided if this ambitious target is realized? We address these questions by scrutinizing heat stress, because the...
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**Range contraction enables harvesting to extinction [Environmental Sciences]**
Economic incentives to harvest a species usually diminish as its abundance declines, because harvest costs increase. This prevents harvesting to extinction. A known exception can occur if consumer demand causes a declining species’ harvest price to rise faster than costs. This threat may affect rare and valuable species, such as...
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**Partner abundance controls mutualism stability and the pace of morphological change over geologic time [Evolution]**
Mutualisms that involve symbioses among specialized partners may be more stable than mutualisms among generalists, and theoretical models predict that in many mutualisms, partners exert reciprocal stabilizing selection on traits directly involved in the interaction. A corollary is that mutualism breakdown should increase morphological rates of evolution. We here use...
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**Deficiency of transcription factor RelB perturbs myeloid and DC development by hematopoietic-extrinsic mechanisms [Immunology and Inflammation]**
RelB is an NF-κB family transcription factor activated in the noncanonical pathway downstream of NF-κB–inducing kinase (NIK) and TNF receptor family members including lymphotoxin-β receptor (LTβR) and CD40. Early analysis suggested that RelB is required for classical dendritic cell (cDC) development based on a severe reduction of cDCs in Relb−/−...
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**Protectin D1n-3 DPA and resolvin D5n-3 DPA are effectors of intestinal protection [Immunology and Inflammation]**
The resolution of inflammation is an active process orchestrated by specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPM) that limit the host response within the affected tissue; failure of effective resolution may lead to tissue injury. Because persistence of inflammatory signals is a main feature of chronic inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel diseases...
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**Cytokine receptor signaling is required for the survival of ALK- anaplastic large cell lymphoma, even in the presence of JAK1/STAT3 mutations [Medical Sciences]**
Activating Janus kinase (JAK) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) mutations have been discovered in many T-cell malignancies, including anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)− anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCLs). However, such mutations occur in a minority of patients. To investigate the clinical application of targeting JAK for ALK− ALCL,...
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**BCL6 promotes glioma and serves as a therapeutic target [Medical Sciences]**
ZBTB transcription factors orchestrate gene transcription during tissue development. However, their roles in glioblastoma (GBM) remain unexplored. Here, through a functional screening of ZBTB genes, we identify that BCL6 is required for GBM cell viability and that BCL6 overexpression is associated with worse prognosis. In a somatic transgenic mouse model,...
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**Complement modulation in the retinal pigment epithelium rescues photoreceptor degeneration in a mouse model of Stargardt disease [Medical Sciences]**
Recessive Stargardt macular degeneration (STGD1) is caused by mutations in the gene for the ABCA4 transporter in photoreceptor outer segments. STGD1 patients and Abca4−/− (STGD1) mice exhibit buildup of bisretinoid-containing lipofuscin pigments in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), increased oxidative stress, augmented complement activation and slow degeneration of photoreceptors. A...
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**Endothelial transcription factor KLF2 negatively regulates liver regeneration via induction of activin A [Medical Sciences]**
Endothelial cells (ECs) not only are important for oxygen delivery but also act as a paracrine source for signals that determine the balance between tissue regeneration and fibrosis. Here we show that genetic inactivation of flow-induced transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 2 (KLF2) in ECs results in reduced liver damage and...
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**Nurr1:RXR{alpha} heterodimer activation as monotherapy for Parkinson’s disease [Neuroscience]**
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons in the substantia nigra and the gradual depletion of dopamine (DA). Current treatments replenish the DA deficit and improve symptoms but induce dyskinesias over time, and neuroprotective therapies are nonexistent. Here we report that...
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**Symplastic communication spatially directs local auxin biosynthesis to maintain root stem cell niche in Arabidopsis [Plant Biology]**
Stem cells serve as the source of new cells for plant development. A group of stem cells form a stem cell niche (SCN) at the root tip and in the center of the SCN are slowly dividing cells called the quiescent center (QC). QC is thought to function as a...
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**KETCH1 imports HYL1 to nucleus for miRNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis [Plant Biology]**
MicroRNA (miRNA) is processed from primary transcripts with hairpin structures (pri-miRNAs) by microprocessors in the nucleus. How cytoplasmic-borne microprocessor components are transported into the nucleus to fulfill their functions remains poorly understood. Here, we report KETCH1 (karyopherin enabling the transport of the cytoplasmic HYL1) as a partner of hyponastic leaves...
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**Opinion: Let’s march to stress the value of science for the public good, not to engage in partisan politics [Political Sciences]**
Much has been made of the aims of the upcoming March for Science, which is scheduled to take place on April 22 in Washington, DC. Some have argued it’s a terrible idea (1). But the march could serve an important purpose—if organizers and participants succeed in sending the right message...
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**Effectiveness of UNAIDS targets and HIV vaccination across 127 countries [Population Biology]**
The HIV pandemic continues to impose enormous morbidity, mortality, and economic burdens across the globe. Simultaneously, innovations in antiretroviral therapy, diagnostic approaches, and vaccine development are providing novel tools for treatment-as-prevention and prophylaxis. We developed a mathematical model to evaluate the added benefit of an HIV vaccine in the context...
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**Comparing nonpharmaceutical interventions for containing emerging epidemics [Population Biology]**
Strategies for containing an emerging infectious disease outbreak must be nonpharmaceutical when drugs or vaccines for the pathogen do not yet exist or are unavailable. The success of these nonpharmaceutical strategies will depend on not only the effectiveness of isolation measures but also the epidemiological characteristics of the infection. However,...
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**Consistent and powerful graph-based change-point test for high-dimensional data [Statistics]**
A change-point detection is proposed by using a Bayesian-type statistic based on the shortest Hamiltonian path, and the change-point is estimated by using ratio cut. A permutation procedure is applied to approximate the significance of Bayesian-type statistics. The change-point test is proven to be consistent, and an error probability in...
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**Correction for Słomka and Dunkel, Spontaneous mirror-symmetry breaking induces inverse energy cascade in 3D active fluids [Correction]**
APPLIED MATHEMATICS Correction for “Spontaneous mirror-symmetry breaking induces inverse energy cascade in 3D active fluids,” by Jonasz Słomka and Jörn Dunkel, which appeared in issue 9, February 28, 2017, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (114:2119–2124; first published February 13, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1614721114). The authors note that, due to a printer’s...
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**Correction for Rascon et al., Geometry-induced capillary emptying [Correction]**
APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCES Correction for “Geometry-induced capillary emptying,” by Carlos Rascón, Andrew O. Parry, and Dirk G. A. L. Aarts, which appeared in issue 45, November 8, 2016, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (113:12633–12636; first published October 24, 2016; 10.1073/pnas.1606217113). The authors wish to note the following: “After the...
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**Correction for Ranga et al., Neural tube morphogenesis in synthetic 3D microenvironments [Correction]**
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, ENGINEERING Correction for “Neural tube morphogenesis in synthetic 3D microenvironments,” by Adrian Ranga, Mehmet Girgin, Andrea Meinhardt, Dominic Eberle, Massimiliano Caiazzo, Elly M. Tanaka, and Matthias P. Lutolf, which appeared in issue 44, November 1, 2016, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (113:E6831–E6839; first published October 14, 2016;...
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**Guide: 11 påske-destinationer du også kan blive klogere af**
Har du brug for inspiration til hvad familien skal lave i påsken, er her 11 gode bud på viden-venlige påske-aktiviteter.
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**Solar Storms Are Doing Something Weird to Our Atmosphere**
A solar eruption on September 26, 2014. (Image: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory) Every once in a while our Sun gives off a tremendous belch of high energy particles. Called a coronal mass ejection (CME), these episodes can vary in intensity, but they can produce bursts of electrical charge when they interact with our upper atmosphere in a geomagnetic storm. In a strange twist, new research shows
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**New England's glacial upland soils provide major groundwater storage reservoir**
A study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England by hydrologist David Boutt at UMass Amherst found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till -- a jumbled, unsorted material deposited by glaciers -- make up about 70 percent of the region's active and dynamic storage. This is the first time that the relative role of upland vs. valley groundwater storage h
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**Windows 10 gets major update as Windows Vista reaches its end of life**
Enlarge / Windows Vista's Start menu and its integrated Search box. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Today Windows Update sees the first mainstream release of the Windows 10 Creators Update and the last public patches, ever, for Windows Vista. Released to manufacturing on November 8, 2006 and shipping to consumers on January 30, 2007, Windows Vista had a troubled development and a troubled life once i
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**Eyewitness confidence can predict accuracy of identifications, researchers find**
Many individuals have been falsely accused of a crime based, at least in part, on confident eyewitness identifications, a fact that has bred distrust of eyewitness confidence in the US legal system. But a new report challenges the perception that eyewitness memory is inherently fallible, finding that eyewitness confidence can reliably indicate the accuracy of an identification made under certain,
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**New study quadruples known genetic risk factors for Fuchs dystrophy**
Researchers discovered three novel genetic mutations associated with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common corneal disorder requiring transplantation.
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**26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability**
26 new genes have now been linked to intellectual disability. Currently most patients with intellectual disability receive no molecular diagnosis, which significantly affects their health and shortens their lifespan.
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**Mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation identified**
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. This ability is called acoustic habituation, and new research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability. The research opens the door to potential new treatments, especially
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**Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers**
To find out whether quantum computers will work properly, scientists must simulate them on a classical computer. Now a record-breaking experiment has simulated the largest quantum computer yet.
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**Scientists Unearth Ancient DNA Depicting a Battle Between Viruses and Our Ancestors**
Image: Skeletalmess /Flickr, en:User:Pbroks13 /Wikimedia Commons, Ryan F. Mandelbaum Millions of years ago, our ancestors’ bodies may have waged an epic battle against a virus. Through a sneaky DNA swap, the hosts would have gotten the upper hand, and turned the virus’ defenses against themselves. Researchers think they’ve unearthed the whole ordeal, left like a Dead Sea scroll in our genes. We k
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**Will swallowing microbes replace the colonoscopy?**
Engineered gut bacteria are capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice, say researchers. Their work points the way to new experiments for studying how gut bacteria and human hosts interact at a molecular level and could eventually lead to orally ingestible bacteria for monitoring gut health and disease. As reported in Molecular Systems Biology , the researchers identified t
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**Distantly related fish find same evolutionary solution to dark water**
Changes in a single color-vision gene demonstrate convergent evolutionary adaptations in widely separated species and across vastly different time scales, according to a study publishing on April 11 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by David Marques of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and colleagues. The study, which combined genetic analysis with a 19-year-long selection experi
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**When children see war as better than peace**
For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.
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**Genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy**
Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug -- one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the other does not. A new study has identified the genes that may underlie this difference in treatment outcomes, suggesting there may be potential for using a precision medicine approach to help predict wh
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**It's not just big business: Crowdsourcing creates a 'win-win situation'**
Why do ordinary people sign on to help design or produce a product without much compensation? Why do they volunteer their time and skills to a company that profits? And how can a firm better address the crowd's needs in order to to maximize value for all involved in the co-creation project? A new study explains why. While companies undeniably benefit, individual contributors also gain connections,
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**Researchers discover three new species of extinct South American marsupials**
The discovery of three extinct species and new insights to a fourth indicates a little-known family of marsupials, the Palaeothentidae, was diverse and existed over a wide range of South America as recent as 13 million years ago.
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**Scientists measure brightness of the universe with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft**
Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the universe, said a Rochester Institute of Technology researcher in a paper published this week in Nature Communications.
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**Volunteers spot four super-Earths orbiting sun-like star**
Zooniverse’s Exoplanet Explorers project invites citizen scientists to scour data from the Kepler spacecraft - within two days they found a planetary system
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**Distantly related fish find same evolutionary solution to dark water**
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One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study.
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If you were monitoring a security camera and saw someone set down a backpack and walk away, you might pay special attention -- especially if you had been alerted to watch that particular person. According to researchers, this might be a job robots could do better than humans, by communicating at the speed of light and sharing images.
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Until now it has been hard to get an accurate idea of the shape of a dinosaur from its fossilized remains, as only their bones are usually preserved. Using a new technique, palaeontologists have reconstructed the first highly detailed body outline of a feathered dinosaur based on high-definition images of its preserved soft tissues.
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Opposition groups have taken to the streets in Venezuela five times in the last week, protesting against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, and its recent attempts to curb the existing power of the opposition party and limit who is eligible to run for office in the future. Last week the Supreme Court issued a ruling nullifying the opposition-controlled congress, but reversed the rulings
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“When I was a little boy my grandmother bought me a new couch, and I looked at it, and I said, ‘Where’s the rest of it?’” our host asks, turning to the camera derisively. “That is the first of many stories you’re going to hear.” So begins “ Sectionals ,” Saturday Night Live ’s recent ode to that most American of furniture: the tackily opulent sectional couch, the longer and more defiant of Euclid
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Genome mapping complements DNA sequencing, offering insight into huge, intact molecules between 150,000 and 1 million base pairs in length. Obtaining measurements of such large segments is not without its challenges, but new research into the physics of nanochannel mapping may help overcome a (literal) knot in the process and advance genome mapping technology.
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People who are exposed to pesticides may face an increased risk of liver cancer, a new meta-analysis suggests.
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Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains , the Dealmaster is here with a big list of deals for your shopping needs. The top item this week is a $10 promo credit on Amazon when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to Amazon Music. You'll need to enter your credit card number for the trial, but the service is easy enough to cancel in your Amazon settings. Then you get a free $10!
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NASA's Aqua satellite observed how strong wind shear was literally pushing Tropical Cyclone Cook apart as it displaced the bulk of clouds to the southeast of the center.
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British scientists have announced what they are calling an "astonishing" discovery deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Updated on April 11 at 4:05 p.m. As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Moscow Tuesday, a fire blazed on the margins of Vnukovo Airport. This provided at least a couple useful metaphors, depending on one’s view of the situation. Russian officials said the fire was at a garbage dump, meaning it was a literal manifestation of that most versatile of epithets, the dumpster fire , which could b
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More than 50 years after her death, it’s difficult to untie Sylvia Plath’s poetic legacy from her sensational, tragic trajectory: a troubled poet who succumbed to her mental illness. And yet, she was so much more than those last days: a Fulbright scholar, self-aware and brilliant, with a voice that’s evocative, turbulent, and unflinchingly confrontational. Like hundreds of other young women, I tu
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In a recent interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition , Scott Simon spoke to Lesley Nneka Arimah days before the publication of her highly anticipated debut story collection. Why, he asked, did she think post-apocalyptic worlds hold so much interest for today’s readers? The answer she gave suggests her own fascination has as much to do with temperament as with our particular times. “At some point, we al
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A judge denied bail Tuesday to a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails, arguing that he would likely flee if released from jail.
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Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell's theory was revolutionary, and provided a unified framework to understand electricity, magnetism and optics. Now, new research led by LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Iv
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Not all Latinos face the same health challenges, suggesting that public health approaches may need to be tailored based on needs of the diverse groups within the Latino population, new research from Oregon State University indicates.
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The Google Assistant, Google's voice assistant that powers the Google app on Android phones, tablets, and Google Home, has just gotten a major downgrade. In a move reminiscent of all the forced and user-hostile Google+ integrations, Google has gutted the Google Assistant's shopping list functionality in order to turn it into a big advertisement for Google's shopping site, Google Express. The shop
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A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11.
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Google said it's "taken aback " by the government's claim that it doesn't compensate women fairly.
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From Wikipedia to 99designs, and Google to LEGO, crowdsourcing has changed the way the world does business.
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A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of acoustic environments, including noise from shipping traffic as well as quieter areas within a national marine sanctuary. The study appeared in a special issue of Endangered Species Research focusing on ocean noise.
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**Great Barrier Reef Has Back-to-Back Bleaching Events**
This year, the Great Barrier Reef has already suffered two bleaching events, in which its symbiotic algae get expelled, leaving the corals vulnerable to starvation and death.
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What makes stevia taste so extremely sweet? And how does the sweetener keep our blood sugar level under control? Researchers have discovered that stevia stimulates a protein that is essential for our perception of taste and is involved in the release of insulin after a meal. These results create new possibilities for the treatment of diabetes.
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**Ruins, Not Reefs: How Climate Change Is Fast-Forwarding Coral Science**
At about the same moment that millions of Americans sat staring at their television or laptop or phone—watching the results from the presidential election stream in, seeing state after state called for Donald Trump—Kim Cobb was SCUBA diving near the center of the Pacific Ocean. She did not watch the same trickle of news as other Americans. She surfaced, heard the results, and dove in the water ag
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Firms sharing social responsibility for the social good with customers is generally seen as a win-win - more patronage from socially responsible customers and larger benefits to society. A forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal of Marketing Science, a leading academic marketing journal, however, questions the premise. The study finds that when a firm shares social responsibility with customers b
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UCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation -- a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free -- is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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NASA's Aqua satellite observed how strong wind shear was literally pushing Tropical Cyclone Cook apart as it displaced the bulk of clouds to the southeast of the center.
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**Assessing noise in Southern California whale habitat**
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Researchers at ICFO, MPQ, Univ. of Innsbruck and the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences develop a new method to show that the low energy states of some physical spin Hamiltonians can exhibit these nonlocal correlations.
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Why do ordinary people sign on to help design or produce a product without much compensation? Why do they volunteer their time and skills to a company that profits? And how can a firm better address the crowd's needs in order to to maximize value for all involved in the co-creation project? A new study explains why.
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Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug -- one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the other does not. A new study in the Annals of Neurology identified the genes that may underlie this difference in treatment outcomes, suggesting there may be potential for using a precision medicine appr
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An antimicrobial protein caused a dramatic reduction in the creamy white lesions associated with oral thrush in a preclinical study, report microbiologists in a new report.
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A group of researchers at Zhejiang University's State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, in Hangzhou, China, recently discovered that a new bubbling mechanism may exist within the realm of physics.
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**Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia's nomadic horse culture**
According to new research, nomadic horse culture—famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes—can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia (Figure 1).
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The future of earthquake early warning systems may be contained in smartphones—and vehicles, and "smart" appliances and the increasing number of everyday objects embedded with sensors and communication chips that connect them with a global network.
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**Does This Last.fm Account Belong to Jared Kushner? An Investigation**
Image: AP Photo/Cliff Owen and screenshot via Last.fm Last night, weird Twitter darling and Kurdish militia volunteer @PissPigGranddad tweeted out a screenshot of Last.fm user JKushner. He deduced that Jared Kushner— alleged cuck, Observer ruiner , and son-in-law to the president—was listening to a particularly crap Wire album right around the time he was caught posing in body armor in Iraq like
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**Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races**
Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favour of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races.
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Could an "average is beautiful" doll appeal to children and represent a potential business opportunity? A new teaching case appearing in the North American Case Research Journal follows the path of a young designer and entrepreneur as he explores whether to turn a visual prototype of a realistically proportioned fashion doll into an actual doll.
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**Bombay beach event demonstrates difficulties in earthquake swarm forecasting**
In September 2016, about 100 small earthquakes between magnitude 2 and 4.3 took place in Bombay Beach, rattling the region in Southern California and raising questions about whether the swarm's location near the southern end of the San Andreas Fault would trigger a larger earthquake.
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**Could a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction impact?**
Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. They will present their results in a poster at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**No democracy without women's rights: study**
Why did the Arab spring fail? Despite a number of revolutions in the Arab world, in the end only Tunisia emerged as a functioning democracy. Results from an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Gothenburg indicate that the problem might be traced partially to the lack of women's civil rights in the region.
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**Seismic listening system offers new look at Old Faithful geyser**
After deploying hundreds of seismometers around the Old Faithful Geyser in 2015 and 2016, scientists have a clearer picture of how the geyser erupts and what may lie beneath the popular tourist attraction in Yellowstone National Park.
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**Seismic mapping helps detect abandoned mines in Wyoming**
Researchers working in Wyoming have deployed a full suite of technologies, including seismic data acquisition and multi-attribute processing originally developed for shallow fault imaging, to locate the hazardous underground voids left behind by coal mining in the state.
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**Team tackles mysterious disease afflicting wild and captive snakes**
Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers at the University of Illinois to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states.
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**Do Honeybees Feel Pain?**
Most complex animals feel pain, but what about insects? Do experiments on fruit fly gladiators constitute torture?
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A Great Cold Spot comparable in scale to Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot (24,000 km west-east and 12,000 km north-south) has been found on the planet. The phenomenon, only recently observed, may have existed for thousands of years, however, this is the first direct evidence of a sustained weather system generated by polar aurorae and opens possibility on other planets.
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In recent decades, Walmart has come to represent the epitome of capitalist success: The company’s founder, Sam Walton of Oklahoma, was a self-made billionaire and a retail pioneer who built his business on rock-bottom prices. But for many of Walmart’s workers, the company illuminates the darker side of capitalism: The company does nearly $500 billion in worldwide sales each year, but its low pric
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Anker string lights, SanDisk flash storage , and Coleman camping gear lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals SanDisk Gold Box One can never have enough flash storage, so stock up on some of SanDisk’s most popular gear in today’s Amazon Gold Box . There’s actually some pretty cool stuff in here that we don’t see many discou
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Compiling more than 10,000 lines of data on the waste products of aquatic animals, from lake trout to pond insects to ocean shellfish, was more time-consuming than the ecologist Michael Vanni expected. But he didn’t mind. “I love data on fish pee,” he says. Vanni, of Miami University in Ohio, and his coauthor, Peter McIntyre, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, had plunged into the project f
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Researchers have outlined the process plants use to slow their growth when under duress, according to a new study. They mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally stressed plants interrupt their normal growth pathways by tapping into an important energy recycling function. The research, published in Developmental Cell , shows that autophagy, a system by which both pla
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Bicycle Day (April 19) honors chemist Albert Hoffman's colorful journey after he accidentally discovered LSD. Chemists had discovered a migraine medicine made from a fungus. Continuing this work, Hoffman discovered lysergic acid diethylamine, or LSD. In April 1943, he accidentally exposed himself to LSD in the lab and felt dizzy with visual distortions. After a second similar exposure, he left for
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Why did the Arab spring fail? Despite a number of revolutions in the Arab world, in the end only Tunisia emerged as a functioning democracy. Results from an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Gothenburg indicate that the problem might be traced partially to the lack of women's civil rights in the region.
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A century ago, Einstein gave birth to modern cosmology by using his general theory of relativity to describe the universe.
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**Scientists Can Now Study Animal Motion Without Tiny Motion Capture Suits**
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**How A.I. Will Redefine Human Intelligence**
The machines are getting smarter. They can now recognize us, carry on conversations, and perceive complex details about the world around them. This is just the beginning. As computers become more human-like, many worry that robots and algorithms will displace people. And they are right to. But just as crucial is the question of how machine progress will change our perceptions of human abilities.
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**Why the Russians Aren’t Likely to Break With Assad**
By punishing Syria for its use of chemical weapons, President Donald Trump effectively broke with Barack Obama’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. In a bit of irony for a committed anti-interventionist, Trump enforced Obama’s red line in Syria against the use of chemical weapons, ending the U.S. prohibition on military strikes targeting the regime of Bashar al-Assad. This is not necessarily
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**How Five Princeton Women Have Navigated Their Post-College Years**
The well-documented pay disparity between women and men becomes especially pronounced as women reach their late 20s and early 30s. Researchers suggest that being aware of this divergence may have implications not just for how young women make choices about internships and jobs, but also about their romantic relationships. In her new book, Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College
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The deepest life on Earth may lurk in mud volcanoes nearly 6 miles beneath the ocean floor, new research suggests.
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The fingerprint-based security systems on phones and other electronic devices may be more vulnerable than previously thought. Fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that don’t capture a user’s full fingerprint. Instead, they scan and store partial fingerprints, and many phones allow users to use different fingers in their authentication system. Identity is confirmed when a
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**Semiconductors for moving holograms twist like fusilli**
Scientists have discovered a way to mass-produce spiral semiconductors necessary for smartphone displays with moving, holographic 3D images. Researchers at the University of Michigan unveiled some of the first holographic images in 1962, which they made by coaxing waves of light to form an array of bright and dark spots in space. This creates a static illusion of a material object. To make these
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At the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting, Jamey Turner of Fugro will discuss his team's efforts to locate mining voids, which can pose a risk to buildings, roads and other infrastructure.
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Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers at the University of Illinois to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states.
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**Wiring of the 'little brain' linked to multiple forms of mental illness**
Nearly half of people with one mental illness also experience another mental illness at the same time. This is leading researchers to shift their focus away from individual disorders and search instead for common mechanisms or risk factors that might cause all types of mental disorders. Duke researchers have now linked specific differences in the cerebellum and pons to many types of mental illness
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Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. They will present their results in a poster at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation**
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. This ability is called acoustic habituation, and new Western-led research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability. The research opens the door to potential new treatments,
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**Group works toward devising topological superconductor**
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The future of earthquake early warning systems may be contained in smartphones -- and vehicles, and 'smart' appliances and the increasing number of everyday objects embedded with sensors and communication chips that connect them with a global network.
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Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
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**Flexible processors with atomically thin materials**
The first fully functional microprocessor logic devices based on few-atom-thick layered materials have been demonstrated by researchers from the Graphene Flagship, working at TU Vienna in Austria, with promise for integrating computational power into everyday objects and surfaces
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Indistinguishable photons are critical for quantum information processing, and researchers are tapping nitrogen impurity centers found within gallium arsenide to generate them -- making a significant contribution toward realizing a large number of indistinguishable single-photon sources.
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One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
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An estimated 10 percent of all patients undergoing euthanasia in Belgium could potentially donate at least one organ, according to a study published by JAMA.
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**Spinal manipulation treatment for low back pain associated with modest improvement in pain, function**
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**Findings support role of vascular disease in development of Alzheimer's disease**
Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were associated with elevated levels of brain amyloid (protein fragments linked to Alzheimer's disease) later in life, according to a study published by JAMA.
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**What's a knot -- and what's not -- in genomic mapping**
Genome mapping complements DNA sequencing, offering insight into huge, intact molecules between 150,000 and 1 million base pairs in length. Obtaining measurements of such large segments is not without its challenges, but new research into the physics of nanochannel mapping published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, may help overcome a (literal) knot in the process and advance genome mapp
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**Norwegian women drink least while pregnant, British women drink most**
A study among over 7000 women in 11 European countries shows the proportion of women in Europe who drink alcohol when they know they are pregnant is lowest in Norway and highest in the UK. The countries with the highest proportion of women who reported alcohol consumption during pregnancy were the UK (28.5 %), Russia (26.5 %) and Switzerland (20.9 %).
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Space They make spaceflight look easy The Soyuz capsule gave astronauts coming home from ISS one smooth landing. Read on:…
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**Experts walk back on prostate screening; men 55-69 should consider it**
Enlarge (credit: Andia ) Men aged 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors about the possibility of taking a blood-based prostate cancer test. The test comes with many potential problems but brings the benefit of ever so slightly reducing the chance of dying from the cancer. That’s according to a new draft guidance out Tuesday from the US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of exp
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**Governments should fight corporations, not collaborate with them | Jonathan Marks**
Conflict is bad; compromise, consensus and collaboration are good -- or so we're told. Lawyer and bioethicist Jonathan Marks challenges this conventional wisdom, showing how governments can jeopardize public health, human rights and the environment when they partner with industry. An important, timely reminder that common good and common ground are not the same thing.
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A computerized view of the Great Cold Spot as it would appear directly above Jupiter at a distance of 22,000 miles (35,000 km) above the planet. (Image: NASA/IRTF Telescope/University of Leicester) Using the Very Large Telescope array, an international team of astronomers has discovered a previously undetected cold spot on Jupiter. Measuring 8,700 miles wide and 7,500 miles across, the mysterious
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**Volcanic ash and ancient poop reveal penguins' tragic history**
Environment Eruptions might be responsible for shrinking penguin populations. Antarctic penguins populations declines can be traced to nearby island's volcanic eruption. Read on.
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**Antarctic penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions**
One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study. An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), studied ancient penguin guano and found the colony came close to extinction several times due to ash fall from the nearby Deception Island volcano. Their resu
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Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although - or often more precisely because - they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms. Graphene is the best-known 2D material. Molybdenum disulphide (a layer consisting of molybdenum and sulphur atoms that is three-atoms thick) also falls in this category, although, unlike graphene, it has semiconductor pro
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**'Indistinguishable photons' key to advancing quantum technologies**
To really take off, advanced quantum information processing will require getting a better (experimental) grasp of an essential phenomenon called "indistinguishable photons." A high degree of "indistinguishability" requires almost complete wave-packet overlap, or perfect photon matching, of energy, space, time and polarization.
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While DNA sequencing provides precise, nucleotide-by-nucleotide genomic information, genome mapping provides a bigger-picture perspective of sequenced DNA that can provide valuable structural information. Like mapping roads to depict a city's structural information without needing to detail each home or business, genome mapping can be a powerful tool for understanding variations of large pieces of
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**Gallbladder removal may be too common**
People with acute biliary pancreatitis who don’t have their gallbladders out often do just fine, despite standard guidelines that recommend the surgery, a study finds. More than two-thirds of study patients who declined the surgery didn’t return to the hospital for pancreatitis over a four-year follow-up period, researchers found. “These findings tell us that there may be a way to avoid gallbladd
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Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute researchers have performed first study conducted in US under real-world conditions comparing patient adherence and tolerability to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors. Although there are no known cures for Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, drugs in this class may delay or slow progression of symptoms.
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A new study that measured metabolite levels over time in starved rat liver cancer cells showed that treatment with a form of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) inhibited glucose uptake and glycolysis, and led to decreased cellular glucose production from non-carbohydrate sources, which may help explain how the naturally occurring R enantiomeric form of LA (R-LA) promotes the death of hepatoma cells.
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Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed.
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Could an 'average is beautiful' doll appeal to children and represent a potential business opportunity? A new teaching case appearing in the North American Case Research Journal follows the path of a young designer and entrepreneur as he explores whether to turn a visual prototype of a realistically proportioned fashion doll into an actual doll.
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**Infants show racial bias toward members of own race and against those of other races**
Two studies by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and their collaborators from the US, UK, France and China, show that six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favor of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races.
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Researchers at Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability. Currently most patients with intellectual disability receive no molecular diagnosis, which significantly affects their health and shortens their lifespan.
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A 'self-heating' boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers introduce a photothermocatalytic reaction that requires no additives beyond water. This could form the basis of a new, more efficient process for c
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According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia.
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**First photoactive drug for pain treatments**
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**Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean**
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study and apply coral restoration techniques and practices on a larger scale, integrating coordinated conservation, education and outreach efforts. By "see
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**Long-awaited rescue for valuable silk tunic**
Until now, a heavy glass pane weighing approximately 80 kilos has prevented a valuable, centuries-old silk tunic attributed to Saint Ambrose from being restored in Milan. With a team of restorers and art transporters, an archeologist at the University of Bonn has now managed to free the work of art, the tunic, from its heavy load, preserve the fabric and thus retain it for posterity.
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**Researchers unravel the drivers of large iceberg movement**
When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey, the course of which climate researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) can accurately predict. The researchers have now succeeded in modelling how Antarctic icebergs drift through
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**Injustice 2 Lets You Create the Boba Fett Batman You Always Dreamed of**
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**New approach to dark energy might explain our cooling universe**
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The arrest of Peter Yuryevich Levashov notches another win for the FBI's top cyber talent. The post How the FBI Took Down Russia's Spam King---And His Massive Botnet appeared first on WIRED .
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**Heart surgeons actively involved with TAVR patients every step of the way**
Cardiothoracic surgeons are fully invested in the patient-centered, team-based model of care, guiding patients through the entire transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experience, from the decision to undergo TAVR to discharge from the hospital and return to normal activities, according to a new survey.
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A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay between diet, metabolism and health.
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**Relocation of proteins with a new nanobody tool**
A new method by which proteins can be transported to a new location in a cell has been developed by researchers. The novel tool enables scientists to study the function of proteins depending on their position by using nanobodies. The tool can be used for a wide range of proteins and in various areas of developmental biology.
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**Alexis Madrigal Returns to The Atlantic**
Alexis Madrigal is rejoining the staff of The Atlantic , where he’ll write about technology, science, business, and trade. Madrigal was the technology editor and later deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com from 2010-2014. He has since been with Fusion, as the venture’s technology editor, editor in chief, and most recently editor at large. “Alexis is a super-creative journalist, an uncommonly incisive
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**Maternal stress during pregnancy could influence the biological clock for ageing**
The stress that some mothers experience during their pregnancies could influence the genetic makeup their babies are born with and, eventually, lead to premature biological ageing and associated age-related diseases. This is according to lead authors Tabea Send and Stephanie Witt (Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany). The study is published in Springer Nature's jo
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A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks.
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**Researchers unravel the drivers of large iceberg movement**
When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey, the course of which climate researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research can accurately predict.
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A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay be
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**Long-awaited rescue for valuable silk tunic**
Until now, a heavy glass pane weighing approximately 80 kilos has prevented a valuable, centuries-old silk tunic attributed to Saint Ambrose from being restored in Milan. With a team of restorers and art transporters, an archeologist at the University of Bonn has now managed to free the work of art, the tunic, from its heavy load, preserve the fabric and thus retain it for posterity.
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**So you think you can secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?**
No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in electronic devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought. The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that store partial fingerprints.
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**Heart surgeons actively involved with TAVR patients every step of the way**
Cardiothoracic surgeons are fully invested in the patient-centered, team-based model of care, guiding patients through the entire transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experience, from the decision to undergo TAVR to discharge from the hospital and return to normal activities, according to a new survey published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
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**First photoactive drug for pain treatments**
Experts from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC) from CSIC, are designing the first light-operated drug to treat pain
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**Environmental DNA helps protect great crested newts**
Research by the University of Kent has revealed how tiny amounts of DNA (eDNA) released into water by great crested newts can be used to monitor the species. This can bring benefits for its conservation, and help protect great crested newts from major construction projects.
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**Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines**
The need for safe and efficient technologies for detecting buried landmines and unexploded ordnance is a humanitarian issue of immense global proportions. About half a million people around the world are suffering from mine-inflicted injuries, and each year an additional 15 to 20 thousand more people are injured or killed by these devices. More than 100 million such devices are still buried in ove
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The AI thriller is as authoritative as it is imaginative, thanks to an author with a background in computational linguistics. The post Void Star : Terrifying Silicon Valley Sci-Fi Only an AI Expert Could Pen appeared first on WIRED .
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**This Robot Will Swing Over Crops like Tarzan**
Researchers actually modeled this plant-watching robot on sloths.
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**Relocation of proteins with a new nanobody tool**
Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have developed a new method by which proteins can be transported to a new location in a cell. The novel tool enables scientists to study the function of proteins depending on their position by using nanobodies. The tool can be used for a wide range of proteins and in various areas of developmental biology. The scientific journal eLife has pu
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**New way to erase tattoos requires less aim**
A new system for the removal of birthmarks, port-wine stains, and tattoos transmits laser light into the tissue through direct contact, which could make it more accurate. The first laser treatments used to treat skin conditions like benign vascular birthmarks and port-wine stains were developed more than 40 years ago. Recently, dermatologists have seen a rise in demand for minimally invasive lase
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**'Cold' Great Spot discovered on Jupiter**
Massive aurorae-generated weather system revealed by University of Leicester astronomers.
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**KU Leuven researchers unravel how stevia controls blood sugar levels**
What makes stevia taste so extremely sweet? And how does the sweetener keep our blood sugar level under control? Researchers at KU Leuven have discovered that stevia stimulates a protein that is essential for our perception of taste and is involved in the release of insulin after a meal. These results create new possibilities for the treatment of diabetes.
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**Environmental DNA helps protect great crested newts**
Research by the University of Kent has revealed how tiny amounts of DNA (eDNA) released into water by great crested newts can be used to monitor the species. This can bring benefits for its conservation, and help protect great crested newts from major construction projects. It has also revealed, for the first time, how great crested newt eDNA varies throughout the year in relation to population si
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**Relocation of proteins with a new nanobody tool**
Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have developed a new method by which proteins can be transported to a new location in a cell. The novel tool enables scientists to study the function of proteins depending on their position by using nanobodies. The tool can be used for a wide range of proteins and in various areas of developmental biology. The scientific journal eLife has pu
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**Researchers identify new target for abnormal blood vessel growth in the eyes**
A team led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers has identified a novel therapeutic target for retinal neovascularization, or abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina, a hallmark of advanced diabetic eye disease (proliferative diabetic retinopathy). According to a report published online in Diabetes, the transcription factor RUNX1 was found in abnormal retinal blood vessels, and by inhibiting
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**Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines**
Clearing landmines is dangerous work, posing risk of injury or death to personnel trying to find them. Responding to this need, researchers in Israel report a novel system combining lasers and fluorescent bacteria to remotely map the location of buried landmines and unexploded ordnance.
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**One in 3 teens with autism spectrum disorder receives driver's license**
A new study from finds one in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive a learner's permit goes on to receive their license within two years after becoming eligible, suggesting that families make the decision of whether their children with ASD will learn to
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**Anker's Absurdly Popular Copper String Lights Are Back Under $10**
Eufy String Lights , $9 with code TPIIHLHB Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, put its uber-popular copper string lights back on sale today for $9 today with code TPIIHLHB. This particular set doesn’t include a remote, but at this price, it’s a fine option for indoor or outdoor decorating.
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**Qualcomm fires back at Apple with countersuit**
Qualcomm has moved on the offensive in its legal battle with Apple with a countersuit claiming the iPhone maker breached agreements and encouraged regulatory attacks worldwide on the US computer chipmaker.
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**I Will Still Literally Eat the Sun if This Flying Car is Released in 2017**
AeroMobil’s latest flying car concept, which the company promises to make available for pre-order soon (Image: AeroMobil) Back in March of 2015, I wrote a blog post proclaiming that I would “literally eat the sun” if this AeroMobil flying car was released by 2017 . Well, today, the company announced a new flying car that will be on display later this month . But I’m not grabbing my knife and fork
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**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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**Blue Apron delivers delicious cook-at-home meals to your door**
Sponsored Post Fresh, sustainable ingredients and simple instructions Blue Apron Delivers Delicious Cook-at-Home Meals to Your Door. Read on.
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**What on Earth Makes a $500 Router Worth It?**
Photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Once upon a time you could squeak by in life with a $60 router, which would do the simple job of blanketing your house in a respectable cloud of wi-fi. But in 2017, a satisfactory home network isn’t just a single cheap box tucked away in a corner. For many homes, it’s a whole system of routers , which work together to reach every single corner. These “mesh” router setup
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**The Barriers to Trump's Wall**
Building a 30-foot-tall barrier along the U.S.–Mexico border sounds easy until you consider the shifting geography, environmental impacts and legal challenges standing in the way -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa**
Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa.
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**Assessing the impact of climate risks on the financial system**
Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a 'climate stress-test' for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial information can improve risk estimation, the early introduction of stable climate policies is ne
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**New protein regulated by cellular starvation**
The protein SHPRH not only helps to fix mistakes generated during DNA replication, but also contributes to the generation of new ribosomes, the cell's 'protein factories.'
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**HKU palaeontologist reconstructs feathered dinosaurs in the flesh**
Until now it has been hard to get an accurate idea of the shape of a dinosaur from its fossilised remains, as only their bones are usually preserved. Using a new technique, Dr Michael Pittman from the Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Hong Kong and his collaborators reconstructed the first highly detailed body outline of a feathered dinosaur based on high-definition images of its pre
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**Nap time for New Horizons: Spacecraft enters hibernation**
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has eased into a long summer's nap, entering a hibernation phase on April 7 that will last until early September.
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**New model maps likelihood of ebola spillovers**
Ecologists have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus “spillovers”—when the virus jumps from its long-term host to humans or animals such as great apes—across Africa on a month-by-month basis.
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**Scientists make strides explaining how we discern language**
Perhaps you have been thinking of taking a foreign language course and are undecided whether to take an evening or morning class. Adding to your indecision: You are concerned about your ability to understand someone speaking another language. That and other findings draw on big strides in a cross-disciplinary effort that is currently advancing understanding of how people derive meaning from sounds
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**Marine ecologists discover and name the first endemic tree-climbing crab**
The Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Lab, led by Dr Stefano Cannicci at the Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS) and School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has recently discovered, described and named a new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok, and published the description in ZooKeys, a peer-reviewed and open access international j
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**Study clarifies how many dolphins there are in Hong Kong waters**
The latest study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) delivered the first-ever comprehensive population assessment of the Chinese white dolphins that inhabit Hong Kong waters, and what they found differs from the common public belief. In fact "it differs very substantially from the estimates reported in Hong Kong for the past many years," said Dr. Leszek Karczmarski, Associate Profe
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**Are your sensors spying on you?**
Cyber experts 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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**Obesity in Hispanic adolescents linked to nearly sixfold increase in high blood pressure**
Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers.
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**What happens to the boats? The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and Portuguese tsunami literacy**
Authors of a new report point out the need for continued geoscience education on the topic of tsunamis and other earthquake-related hazards.
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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. 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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**Strapping a Razor Blade to a Drone Is the Least Safe Way to Play Fruit Ninja**
Alongside games like Angry Birds , Fruit Ninja was one of the early iPhone hits that we all eventually got tired of and buried in a folder somewhere. But YouTuber Giaco Whatever came up with an incredibly dangerous way to make the game interesting again: try it in real life with a flying razor blade . It’s important to note that attaching a razor to a drone flying at 70 miles per hour is a ridicu
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**New species of arowana (osteoglossid fish) discovered from the eocene of China**
Dr. ZHANG Jiangyong from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology and Dr. Mark Wilson from University of Alberta reported a new species of osteoglossid fish, Scleropages sinensis sp. nov., from the Early Eocene Xiwanpu Formation in Hunan and the Yangxi Formation in Hubei, China. The discovery of Scleropages sinensis dates the divergence of Scleropages and Osteoglossum as at l
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**The latest HKU study clarifies how many dolphins there are in Hong Kong waters**
The latest study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) delivered the first-ever comprehensive population assessment of the Chinese white dolphins that inhabit Hong Kong waters, and what they found differs from the common public belief.
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**Humans and sponges share gene regulation**
Humans have a lot in common with the humble sea sponge, according to research that changes the way we think about animal evolution. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Milos Tanurdzic said a collaborative study found sponges use a complex gene regulation toolkit similar to much more complex organisms such as humans.
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**HKU marine ecologists discover and name the first endemic tree-climbing crab**
The Mangrove Ecology and Evolution Lab, led by Dr Stefano Cannicci at the Swire Institute of Marine Sciences (SWIMS) and School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has recently discovered, described and named a new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok, and published the description in ZooKeys, a peer-reviewed and open access international j
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**United Loses $800 Million in Value After Passenger Dragged Off Plane**
Image: AP United’s market capitalization, essentially the current value of the company, has fallen by more than $750 million from $22.5 billion after a video showing a bloodied United passenger who was dragged off a flight made headlines on Monday. At the time of publication, United’s market cap has slid to $21.70 billion. United’s CEO Oscar Munoz has stood by the decision to remove the man who r
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**Shares in chipmaker Dialog plunge over Apple contract doubts**
Shares in British-headquartered Dialog Semiconductor have plunged after an analyst downgrade that cited uncertainty over the future of its relationship with Apple.
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**Muons’ big moment could fuel new physics**
Fermilab experiment to measure muon magnetic moment more precisely might reveal unknown virtual particles. Nature 544 145 doi: 10.1038/544145a
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**Venstre: Grotesk at staten opkøber grunde til døde togfond-projekter**
Staten har brugt 165 millioner på at ekspropriere ejendomme i forbindelse med planerne for Togfonden, selvom flere af projekterne sandsynligvis ikke bliver til noget. Det er helt absurd, mener Venstres transportordfører.
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**Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa**
Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa.
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**New protein regulated by cellular starvation**
An unexpected role for a protein has been found, involved in the DNA repair mechanism. The protein SHPRH not only helps to fix mistakes generated during DNA replication, but also contributes to the generation of new ribosomes, the cell's “protein factories.” The newly discovered task depends on the nutritional state of the cell and might be associated with aging and anemia.
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**Higher tobacco taxes needed to reduce smoking rates in South Asia, new analysis says**
Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce consumption in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, concludes a new analysis.
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**Innovative model for the study of vision**
For the first time, research shows 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 applied to the study of vision.
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**Distracted? Slowing down, not a safe option**
Drivers who slow down while using mobile phones have the potential to increase on-road conflicts, a new QUT study warns.
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**Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing**
Young researcher in Changchun University of Science and Technology, Dr. Fei Yan, has published the comprehensive review on quantum image processing in World-Scientific-International Journal of Quantum Information with his co-researchers, entitled, "Quantum image processing: A review of advances in its security technologies".
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**Unable to Sell New Cameras, GoPro Wants To Buy Your Old One**
Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo GoPro needs a nice, clear-cut win. The company that makes such good action cameras it’s become nearly synonymous with the product has had a rough time. Last year, it had to lay people off and delay the release of its drone after declining sales and improved competition put a severe dent in its coffers. Then, that new drone was recalled because it kept falling out of the
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**Dick Doctors Need to Stop Dicking Around Online**
Image: Flickr User Vic /Ryan F Mandelbaum If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don’t want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact. The American Urological Association encourages its docs to be active on social media. Why not? But the group also has a set of bes
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**Pewdiepie starts crowdsourced channel on Twitch with new weekly show**
Enlarge (credit: Twitch, Netglow ) Since the "feud" between Pewdiepie and mainstream media popped up in February, YouTube's biggest star hasn't stirred up much controversy. Now, Pewdiepie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is taking his newest online video endeavor to another outlet: Twitch. He announced at the end of a recent video that he started a Twitch channel called Netglow and will produ
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**Peer Inside a 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Cat Mummy | Video**
Scientist at the University of Aberdeen are using 3D imaging software to create interactive models of mummies and other ancient artifacts.
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**Researchers trace origin of blood-brain barrier 'sentry cells'**
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, researchers studying zebrafish have determined.
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**PID1 gene enhances effectiveness of chemotherapy on brain cancer cells**
The gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells, investigators have found. Medulloblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in children; glioblastoma is the most commonly occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults.
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**Cross-cultural study strengthens link between media violence, aggressive behavior**
Media violence affects aggressive behavior, compelling evidence demonstrates. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture.
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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 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 surrounding forest.
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**Exacerbating the replication crisis in science: Replication studies are often unwelcome**
Researchers in London have investigated 1151 psychology journals and found that just 3% state that they welcome scientists to submit replication studies for publication. In replication studies, scientists try to replicate the findings of previous studies to verify that their results are robust and correct.
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**Researchers develop new class of optoelectronic materials**
Semiconductors are used for myriad optoelectronic devices. However, as devices get smaller and smaller and more demanding, new materials are needed to ensure that devices work with greater efficiency. Now, researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have pioneered a new class of semiconductor materials that might enhance the functionality of optoelectronic devices and solar panels—perhaps
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**CRISPR mines bacterial genome for hidden pharmaceutical treasure**
In the fight against disease, many weapons in the medicinal arsenal have been plundered from bacteria themselves. Using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, researchers have now uncovered even more potential treasure hidden in silent genes.
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**Improving traffic safety with a crowdsourced traffic violation reporting app**
KAIST researchers revealed that crowdsourced traffic violation reporting with smartphone-based continuous video capturing can dramatically change the current practice of policing activities on the road and will significantly improve traffic safety.
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**Student and school variables can predict high school dropout, study finds**
The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study.
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New research demonstrates how to modify a silicon wafer to withstand temperatures approaching 535 degrees Celsius without losing stability or performance. Dealing with such high temperatures is necessary for “concentrated solar power plants” that operate up to 24 hours a day. The research advances global efforts to design hybrid systems that combine solar photovoltaic cells, which convert visible
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Researchers from Harvard Medical School have discovered that the body's immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores' surface. But this prompts an unfavorable immune response that hinders the body's fight against anthrax once the spores have germinated into live bacteria, according to the study 'TLR sensing of bacterial spore-asso
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The tendency of scientific journals to prefer to publish positive and original research contributes to the replication crisis. Researchers in London have investigated 1,151 psychology journals and found that just 3 percent state that they welcome scientists to submit replication studies for publication and 33 percent emphasized the need for scientific originality in submissions, which discourages
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Researchers who are active scientists in quantum information processing shared their comprehensive review and incisive views on quantum image processing.
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An antimicrobial protein caused a dramatic reduction in the creamy white lesions associated with oral thrush in a preclinical study, report microbiologists with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Findings appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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When processing milk and juice, the food industry uses heat exchangers in numerous steps throughout the process. To protect consumers, heat exchangers have to be free from microbes. In the numerous grooves and recesses of the heat exchanger, persistent biofilms can remain stuck. As a result, heat exchangers must be cleaned at regular intervals using aggressive chemicals. These increase the sensiti
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Green politics is associated with the left these days, but that doesn't rule out an eco-friendly turn at the opposite end of the spectrum. After all, nationalist worries over finite resources and talk of "threats to tradition" have been echoed throughout the history of the green movement.
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Searching for a way out of the field’s conceptual traps -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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When, in 1938, Alice Neel decided to relocate from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem with José Negrón, a musician and her then-boyfriend, she was making a bold yet potentially career-destroying move. During the early ’30s, Neel had participated in New York’s first open-air exhibitions, held in Washington Square, which had begun to put the city on the map as a hotbed of abstract art—and had befr
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Imagine this: What if scientists had a tool that allowed them to edit genes directly, altering their underlying DNA? The science-fictional applications, like designer babies or Frankensteined organisms, would be obvious—although ethical and legal rules in science and medicine might prevent such uses. Immediate applications would be more mundane, but also more significant: understanding and treati
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(Phys.org)—Using a gravitational microlensing technique, astronomers have detected a substellar companion of a host star in the system designated MOA-2012-BLG-006L. The new object is assumed to be a high-mass giant planet or a low-mass brown dwarf. The findings were presented in a paper published April 4 on the arXiv pre-print server.
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An antimicrobial protein caused a dramatic reduction in the creamy white lesions associated with oral thrush in a preclinical study, report microbiologists with McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Findings appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
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Research team of Professor Uichin Lee at KAIST designed and evaluated Mobile Roadwatch, a mobile app that helps citizen record traffic violation with their smartphones and report the recorded videos to the police. This app supports continuous video recording just like onboard vehicle dashboard cameras. Mobile Roadwatch allows drivers to safely capture traffic violations by simply touching a smartp
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**USC Viterbi researchers develop new class of optoelectronic materials**
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have pioneered a new class of semiconductor materials that might enhance the functionality of optoelectronic devices and solar panels -- perhaps even using one hundred times less material than the commonly used silicon.
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Researchers have developed new software to analyze social media comments, and used this tool in a recent study to better understand attitudes that can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and reinforce stereotypes. In comments about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia they found that 51 percent of tweets by private users of Twitter accounts contained stigma.
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In the fight against disease, many weapons in the medicinal arsenal have been plundered from bacteria themselves. Using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology, University of Illinois researchers have now uncovered even more potential treasure hidden in silent genes.
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Birds were spiritual emblems in pueblos of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results were published in the journal Pediatrics.
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The gap in the high school dropout rate among students of different racial and demographic backgrounds narrows when certain variables, such as socioeconomic status and school size, are the same, according to a Georgia State University study.
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Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago.
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**Qualcomm says Apple broke contract, hindered performance of its chipsets**
Enlarge (credit: Apple) Qualcomm has filed a 139-page rebuttal of a lawsuit lodged by Apple in January in which the US chipmaker counterclaimed that the iPhone giant was "misrepresenting facts and making false statements." It alleged that Apple had "breached" and "mischaracterised" deals it had in place with Qualcomm and accused the Tim Cook-run firm of interfering with the chipmaker's "long-stan
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These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.
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**A Cruel King Rules a Wasteland of His Own Making in This Dystopian Short**
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Even a single, brief stress can induce days of relapse to cocaine-seeking among rats, but a new study shows how the tendency to relapse persists and how to shut it down, suggesting a new pathway for developing addiction treatment medications.
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The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.
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Langt de fleste ulykker, hvad enten de sker til vands, til lands eller i luften, skyldes menneskelige fejl. Vi er uopmærksomme, vi fejlbedømmer, og vi overholder ikke hastighedsbegrænsningerne eller sikkerhedsprocedurer. Derfor arbejder man på at udvikle transportmidler, der kan bevæge sig uden menneskelig indblanding. I 2015 gennemførte Google den første fuldstændigt førerløse tur i almindelig tr
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**An electric fix for removing long-lasting chemicals in groundwater**
Without knowing it, most Americans rely every day on a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. These man-made materials have unique qualities that make them extremely useful. They repel both water and grease, so they are found in food packaging, waterproof fabric, carpets and wall paint.
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**Blood test may flag shaken baby syndrome**
Scientists have developed and refined a blood test that could help clinicians identify infants who may have had bleeding of the brain as a result of abusive head trauma, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome. The serum-based test, which needs to be validated in a larger population and receive regulatory approval before being used in clinical practice, would be the first of its kind to be
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**Report Confirms Massive Great Barrier Reef Bleaching**
Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.
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**Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint**
Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.
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**Microbes with Rewired DNA Turn into Patient-Saving Drugs**
By reprogramming DNA inside harmful microbes, biologists are turning them into patient-saving drugs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Medical researchers have discovered an effective new way to combat an infectious disease killer.
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One person died and two others fell ill last February in New York City after contracting Leptospirosis, a disease caused by the bacteria Leptospira. The bacteria are transmitted to humans through cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and, as in this case, rats. Left untreated, Leptospira can cause kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress and even death, according to the Centers for Dise
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**Enzymes versus nerve agents—designing antidotes for chemical weapons**
A chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people, including children, triggered the Trump administration's recent missile strikes against the Syrian government. The use of illegal nerve agents – apparently by the Assad regime – violated international law; President Trump said he was moved to act by images of the victims' horrible deaths.
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**Elemental boron is an effective photothermocatalyst for the conversion of carbon dioxide**
A "self-heating" boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers introduce a photothermocatalytic reaction that requires no additives beyond water. This could form the basis of a new, more efficient process for c
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**An Algorithm That Hides Your Online Tracks With Random Footsteps**
Last week, President Donald Trump signed a controversial new law , allowing internet providers to continue gathering sensitive information on their users and selling that data to advertisers. News sites erupted with recommendations for keeping browsing history private—but because all the data people send and receive online goes through their service providers, that’s easier said than done. Many n
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**Upgrade Your SSDs, Flash Drives, SD Cards, and More In Amazon's One-Day SanDisk Sale**
SanDisk Gold Box One can never have enough flash storage, so stock up on some of SanDisk’s most popular gear in today’s Amazon Gold Box . There’s actually some pretty cool stuff in here that we don’t see many discounts on, including a USB-C flash drive , portable and internal SSDs, and even 256GB and 128GB microSD cards, which would be perfect for a Nintendo Switch. But be sure to head over to Am
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A robot sea snake that could one day "explore the Titanic" makes its debut at an ocean expo.
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Researchers at the Center of Genomic Integrity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have found out an unexpected role for a protein involved in the DNA repair mechanism. The protein SHPRH not only helps to fix mistakes generated during DNA replication, but also contributes to the generation of new ribosomes, the cell's "protein factories." The newly discovered task depends on the nutriti
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Between October 2011 and September 2015, California saw its driest four-year period in the instrumental record, which dates back to 1895. Parts of the state lost more than two full years of precipitation during the prolonged, severe dry spell. But, a new study by NOAA NCEI scientists suggests that from the longer-term view of paleoclimate records, the southern Central Valley and South Coast parts
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Ivory tower tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers are using social media to break down barriers and make academic research more accessible to everyone, say Massey University academics.
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When 25-year-old Cary McCook told his friends that he got run over by a deer they thought it was a joke. It was April Fools’ Day, after all, and who gets bulldozed by a deer? McCook, a member of the Kwadacha First Nation tribe and a hip hop artist with Reka-NatioN, was getting dropped off at a hotel in British Columbia when the deer came out of nowhere. “I still can’t believe I got hit by a deer,
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**Deep learning tells giraffes from gazelles in the Serengeti**
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In the wake of 2015 Climate Paris Agreements to limit global temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, many governmental and private stakeholders have advocated for the introduction of policies to mitigate climate change. This would affect directly only the fossil-fuel and utility sector, but it would also expose indirectly many other economic sectors, in particular the energy-intensive s
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By tracking the movement of metal ions, scientists get a glimpse into the turbulent Martian atmosphere. The post Mars’ Ionosphere: Cold, Lifeless, and Filled With Heavy Metals appeared first on WIRED .
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Grain-free diets are one of the largest growing segments of the pet food market. More and more pet owners are choosing these diets, which are billed as more natural and less likely to cause health problems and allergies. It all sounds great—except that those claims are not true.
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In recent years, science and the media have been buzzing with the term CRISPR. From speculation around reviving the woolly mammoth to promises of distant cures for cancer, the unproven potential for this genome editing tool has been stretched far and wide.
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A study led by The University of Western Australia has found plants have far more complex and developed senses than we thought with the ability to detect and respond to sounds to find water, and ultimately survive.
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Over the last 30 years, the landscape annually affected by forest fires has slowly increased across the Pacific Northwest, and in some regions, severe blazes account for a higher proportion of the area burned than in the past.
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An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.
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**Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?**
Scientists cut through the hype created by Elon Musk and others for sobering look at what brain-computer interfaces can (and can’t) do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**New dye allows super-imaging of cells**
A new dye might allow researchers to view natural processes in extremely small components of living cells over a prolonged period of time; a previously unattainable feat.
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**Game Journalist Slashed With A Knife After Stopping An Alleged Attacker**
[Image: MoneyS ] Gyung Bae Kwak, an editor at South Korean gaming site Daily Game , is in the hospital after being slashed with a knife after chasing down an alleged attacker. The incident has made the country’s national news. Kwak was near Nakseongdae Station in Seoul for a meeting last Friday evening when he heard a woman scream. According to MoneyS (via tipser Sang), a man was attacking a woma
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**Silk-Covered Body Discovered at Inner Mongolia Cemetery**
A silk-covered body and a silver bowl depicting Greek goddesses are among the discoveries at an ancient cemetery in Inner Mongolia.
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**In Photos: 1,500-Year-Old Cemetery Discovered Along Silk Road**
Archaeologists in Inner Mongolia have excavated a cemetery containing six tombs — five of which date back around 1,500 years.
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**Whirlwinds of crystals called gravel devils spotted in Andes Mountains**
Large whirlwinds in northern Chile can carry gravel-sized gypsum crystals several kilometers before dumping them in mounds.
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**Today's News: April 11, 2017**
—One person was injured after multiple explosions went off near German soccer team Borussia Dortmund’s bus ahead of their Champions League quarterfinal match. More here —A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge approved a secret warrant request by the FBI to monitor Trump advisor Carter Page last year, the Washington Post reported . More here —Toshiba cites “substantial doubt” over its fut
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**Could a new approach to kill cancer at nanoscale work?**
A laser weapons physicist has come up with a novel treatment for the disease – blowing up the cancer cells in infinitely small explosions In a small laboratory, not far from southern California’s Pacific coastline, Dmitri Lapotko is using lasers to conduct on-demand explosions on a scale almost infinitely small. These explosions are carefully designed to obliterate cancer cells at a nanoscale, wi
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**Children in danger from being over-protected in the digital age**
Heavy-handed approaches to issues around social media and digital communication such as 'sexting', may be damaging to children's emotional development, according to new research on childhood in the digital age, by academics at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Plymouth University.
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**Researcher sees future for flax and hemp as particleboard alternative**
Wood scientist Solace Sam-Brew envisions a future where Canadian homes are furnished with products made from flax and hemp.
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**Scientists discover how crucial DNA sequences endure**
As cells divide, some of their DNA is rearranged, spurring the emergence of new traits that can dictate whether a species survives or flounders. But some stretches of DNA appear to be so crucial to the basic functioning of the cell that they must be preserved. So what keeps these sections intact from one generation to the next?
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**New book examines the genomics revolution**
In 2000, the world learned that scientists had completed an initial analysis of the sequence of the human genome – the totality of our inherited DNA. This development marked the "end of the beginning" of the rise of genomics, a field that has transformed the life sciences and promises to usher in big changes in medicine, agriculture and industry.
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**Humans and sponges share gene regulation mechanisms**
Humans have a lot in common with the humble sea sponge, according to research that changes the way we think about animal evolution.
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**Who are you on social media? New research examines norms of online personas**
According to the Pew Research center, the majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar – to digitally connect with peers and loved ones – new research conducted by researchers in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and King's College i
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**China's Xi Outshines Trump as the World's Future Energy Leader**
Failure by the two presidents to discuss climate change leaves China ahead, based on actions if not words -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Making products more biodegradable with starch**
A new starch-based film, or coating, developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, can make paper and other materials more water resistant and biodegradable. The film can potentially be used in food packaging, plastic bags, and other products, reducing the amount of synthetic products clogging landfills.
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**Image: Gaia satellite sky scan**
This may look like a brightly decorated Easter egg wrapping, but it actually represents how ESA's Gaia satellite scanned the sky during its first 14 months of science operations, between July 2014 and September 2015.
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**Researchers untangle the molecular mechanisms connecting plant stress and growth**
Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally stressed plants interrupt their normal growth pathways by tapping into an important energy recycling function.
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**Solar storms can drain electrical charge above Earth**
New research on solar storms finds that they not only can cause regions of excessive electrical charge in the upper atmosphere above Earth's poles, they also can do the exact opposite: cause regions that are nearly depleted of electrically charged particles. The finding adds to our knowledge of how solar storms affect Earth and could possibly lead to improved radio communication and navigation sys
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**Surprise! What 3D Scan Revealed Inside Egyptian Cat Mummy**
Researchers are using high-tech 3D imaging software to reveal what is inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian cat mummy and other ancient mummified artifacts in the museums' collections.
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**210 Mph! Electric Plane Beats Speed Record**
A new speed record has been set for electric-powered planes.
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**Avancerede sensorer er dronernes næste teknologiske tigerspring**
Ligesom traditionelle robotter skal også droner udstyres med sanser, så de kan udføre mere præcise opgaver end i dag. Sensorteknologier står i kø, men det er ikke uden udfordringer at gøre landjordens sensor­teknologier flyvefærdige.
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**Key mechanism in the plant defense against fungal infections**
Each year, fungal infections destroy at least 125 million tons of the world's five most important crops—rice, wheat, maize, soybeans and potatoes—a quantity that could feed 600 million people. Fungi are not only a problem in the field, but also produce large losses in the post-harvest supply chain stage. Also, it should be noted that some fungi produce mycotoxins, substances capable of causing dis
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**Cutting collaborations will not put ‘America first’**
Supporting scientists in the developing world is in the United States’ self-interest, argues Wasim Maziak. Nature 544 139 doi: 10.1038/544139a
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**Why the “bisexuality hormone” study is not as simple as it seems**
A link between prenatal hormone exposure and later sexual orientation is intuitively intriguing – but the study's problems go beyond small sample size
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**Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System precipitation products prove to be reliable**
Owing to its huge volume, the Antarctic ice sheet has the potential to cause a global-scale sea level rise. Not only that, but it is also closely entwined with many important aspects of the Earth-atmosphere system, such as the global water cycle, the atmospheric heat cycle, ocean temperature and salinity, and ocean circulation. Thus, Antarctic climate change and ice mass variability have emerged a
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**Accurate DNA misspelling correction method**
Researchers at the Institute of Basic Science (IBS) proved the accuracy of a recently developed gene editing method. This works as "DNA scissors" designed to identify and substitute just one nucleotide among the 3 billion. "It is the first time that the accuracy of this base editor has been verified at the whole genome level," explains KIM Jin-Soo, leading author of the study. Published in Nature
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**Researchers link robots to surveillance teams**
If you were monitoring a security camera and saw someone set down a backpack and walk away, you might pay special attention – especially if you had been alerted to watch that particular person. According to Cornell researchers, this might be a job robots could do better than humans, by communicating at the speed of light and sharing images.
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**Federal Task Force Softens Opposition To Routine Prostate Cancer Screening**
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force proposes each man decide with his doctor whether to undergo routine PSA testing, citing recent evidence of benefits and ways to minimize downsides of screening. (Image credit: Renphoto/Getty Images)
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**Can Wells Fargo Ever Make Amends?**
Wells Fargo wants the American public to know that it’s really sorry. After the bank’s leadership for years managed to miss the fact that its salespeople were opening up fake accounts in order to hit monthly sales goals, the bank has embarked on an apology tour of sorts, which includes greater transparency about how it plans to make it up to the customers it defrauded. The bank’s new CEO, Tim Slo
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The Atlantic
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**How a Mormon Church-Owned Site Defeated Craigslist in Utah**
The familiar lament goes like this: Newspapers once enjoyed monopolies on classified ads, the “ rivers of gold ” that subsidized their whole operation. Then came Craigslist—web-based, sometimes sketchy, but free!—and, well, that was that. The site expanded. Newspapers collapsed. Across the country, Craigslist became our default place to buy and sell used stuff online. And yet, there is one place
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**United CEO Doubles Down, Blames Passenger Who Got His Ass Kicked by Police**
Yesterday, the world watched in horror as a 69-year-old man was dragged off a United flight in Chicago. The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, said that he was sorry “for having to re-accommodate these customers.” And if you thought Munoz’s “apology” was tone deaf, wait until you hear the CEO’s latest statement. The United flight from Chicago to Louisville was “overbooked” yesterday when the ai

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