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**Sweet science: Vermont maple syrup industry embraces hi-tech tricks**
Harvesting syrup from maple trees has been a tradition for centuries, but new techniques are helping sugarers modernize their farms and maximize yields The late March wind tugs at the jackets of Mooretown Elementary students as they clamber after Burr Morse into a wooden sugar shack. Morse, 70, is taking a break from preparing for open house weekend, the annual Vermont maple free-for-all, where 9
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**Today's News: April 13, 2017**
—The U.S. military says it has dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS target in Afghanistan—the first time the so-called “mother of all bombs” has been used. More here —New satellite images suggest North Korea could be preparing for another nuclear test. More here —An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in Syria resulted in the deaths of 18 rebels from a pro-U.S. rebel group
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All physical theories are simplified representations of reality, and as a consequence, have a specified range of applicability. Many scientists working on the LHCb experiment at CERN had hoped that the exceptional accuracy in the measurement of the rare decay of the Bs0 meson would at last delineate the limits of the Standard Model, the current theory of the structure of matter, and reveal phenome
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**My Brilliant (Doomed) Friend**
Julie Buntin’s debut novel, Marlena , opens with the narrator, a 15-year-old girl named Cat, hurtling toward Lake Michigan in a car that’s going far too fast. The driver is Marlena, two years older, strikingly beautiful with a “sly, feline face, all cheekbones and blink.” Although she stops the car before it reaches the edge, the metaphor in the scene seals Marlena’s fate. She drowns, Cat reveals
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Miljøstyrelsen har netop nu en ny handlingsplan mod de invasive arter til høring. Og mange af dem kan du møde i skoven eller haven i påsken.
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**Glowing bacteria offer hope for safe detection of 100m landmines**
Team at Israel’s Hebrew University test system that uses lasers and modified bacteria to locate buried devices A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. An estimated 100m landmines are scattered in some 70 countries, a legacy of often long-past conflict,
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En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor det skulle gøre sagen bedre, hvis vi spiser grøntsager i stedet for kød. Er det så ikke bare os, der prutter mere i stedet for køerne? Det svarer Institut for Husdyrvidenskab på.
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**All the President's Flip-Flops**
In February 2017, Jon Stewart noted that Donald Trump had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.” * Trump used it over and over, which made Stewart wary: “Nobody says ‘believe me’ unless they are lying.” Whether Trump was intentionally misleading or not, he has offered reason to question the credibility of his campaign promises this week. In recent days, the president has change
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**The Deadly Downside of Marathons**
Each year, more than half a million Americans run 26.2 miles down city streets in one of the country’s 1,100 marathons . The chafing and exhaustion induced by all those miles is well-known, but a new study suggests marathons can take a toll even on those who aren’t running in them. A study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the death rate from heart attacks rises
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**What Is the Future of College Marketing?**
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Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in two ways—by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the atmosphere, for example through plants, the ocean, and soil.
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**Shedding light on the absorption of light by titanium dioxide**
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most promising materials for photovoltaics and photocatalysis nowadays. This material appears in different crystalline forms, but the most attractive one for applications is called "anatase". Despite decades of studies on the conversion of the absorbed light into electrical charges in anatase TiO2, the very nature of its fundamental electronic and optical prop
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**How GOP Voters Are Getting in the Way of a Medicaid Rollback**
President Trump on Wednesday signaled his determination to mount another drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he faces a surprising obstacle: unexpectedly widespread Republican resistance to cutting Medicaid. That hesitation, following decades of GOP efforts to retrench the program, powerfully demonstrates how the party’s growing reliance on economically strained and older white voters is
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**How Vitamins Enabled America’s Processed-Food Revolution**
They’re added to breakfast cereal, bread, and even Pop-Tarts, giving the sweetest, most processed treats a halo of health. Most people pop an extra dose for good measure, perhaps washing it down with fortified milk. But what are vitamins—and how did their discovery make America’s processed food revolution possible? On this episode of Gastropod , author Catherine Price helps us tell the story of v
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**Arkansas Wants to Execute Seven Inmates Before Their Drugs Expire**
Even by the degraded standards of American public life in 2017, what will shortly happen in Arkansas stands out for its brutality and lawlessness. As outlined by Lincoln Caplan in The New Yorker , the state of Arkansas has announced plans to execute seven human beings during the last two weeks of April. Arkansas has not executed anyone since 2005. Asa Hutchinson, the governor, has announced that
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**Is Trumpcare Dead or Alive?**
The message President Trump delivered to House Republicans on the evening of March 23 was unambiguous : Pass the American Health Care Act the next day, his top advisers told them, or the president would scrap the whole effort to repeal Obamacare and move on to the rest of his agenda. The House, of course, did not so much as vote on the bill on that fateful Friday, but two-and-a-half weeks later,
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**Will Backlash Against Trump Deliver Victory for Democrats in Georgia?**
Jeff Kazanow understands firsthand how difficult it can be to run as a Democrat in the red state of Georgia. In 2012, he lost badly to Tom Price, who was up for re-election as the Republican Representative for the sixth congressional district. But Kazanow thinks things are different now that Donald Trump is president. He believes a Democrat just might win the April 18th special election to replac
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The sharpened teeth on the saw-like snout of the critically endangered Australian sawfish is proving little defence against its deadliest underwater predators, the crocodile and shark.
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Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads—but only if more stations are built to fuel them.
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En 5G-antenne skal bestå af hundredvis af små antenner, som hver især skaber en direkte forbindelse til telefonerne. Forskere fra Aalborg Universitet forsøger at regne ud, hvordan antennerne skal sættes sammen.
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**The evolution of reason: a new theory of human understanding – Science Weekly podcast**
Ian Sample and Nicola Davis delve into the world of reason and ask why do we have it? How does it work? And what insights might our evolutionary past provide? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Long heralded as one of the last remaining barriers between “man and beast”, our ability to use reason and logic has
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**Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills**
Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans.
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**From bullets to poison: tales of toxic lead and what makes it so lethal**
The metal’s curious chemistry and propensity to alter enzymes have disfigured royals, killed Romans and gained it notoriety for murders Bullets are dangerous. This may seem like stating the obvious. Of course bullets fired into a body at high velocity are dangerous. But, it turns out that there are other ways that bullets can cause harm , through lead poisoning. In shootings, there are more immed
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**Computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage**
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**Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO**
Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water.
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**Journalists at two New York digital news sites opt to unionize**
Journalists at two recently combined digital news organizations in New York have agreed to unionize.
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Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.
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**Recycling-mad Germans turn to sharing to battle waste**
In a warehouse in the western Germany city of Cologne, bottles of deodorant and shower gel plastered with the face of football manager Joachim Loew are stacked all the way up to the ceiling.
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A steam train clocked 100 miles (161 kilometres) per hour on Britain's mainline railway network for the first time in almost 50 years on Wednesday.
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Naturopaths are in damage control mode over the death of a naturopathic patient due to turmeric infusion, even as they lobby state legislatures for licensing and practice expansion.
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**Women of Star Wars Get Highlighted in New Series of Animated Shorts**
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**Computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage**
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Loud workplace noise has been found by many studies to cause harm, but a recent analysis links the sounds of all-night car horn blasts and shouting by bar revelers in New York City's noisiest neighborhoods to unexplained improvements in body weight and blood pressure for the urban poor living there.
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Some of the most powerful machine-learning techniques work in mysterious ways, which is a problem if you need to explain a decision to customers.
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During Japan’s version of the Nintendo Direct held earlier today, a new game in the Senran Kagura series— Refure —was announced for the Switch. For anyone not familiar with Senran Kagura , it’s a series about female ninjas, and caters mainly to dudes who like to see anime girls with big chests. The team went to great lengths to make sure that the Switch’s rumble could be tuned to best copy the fe
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**An Old Foe and a Familiar Face Join the Young Mutants of X-Men Blue**
Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni, and Matt Milla Today Marvel launched the second major team book in its new wave of mutant comic series. Titled X-Men Blue , it follows the escapades of the young, time-displaced original X-Men: Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, Beast, and Jean Grey. But today’s first issue confirmed two big status quo changes for the young team too. X-Men Blue #1
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**Rude Tweet at Trump From the Stratosphere Is Quite Poignant**
Image: YouTube The Autonomous Space Agency Network ( ASAN ), an independent advocate of DIY space exploration, has a message for Donald Trump and they’ve launched a weather balloon into the stratosphere to send it: “@realDonaldTrump LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH.” It’s honestly not as confrontational as it seems at first glance. The Overview Effect is a phenomenon that many of the lucky few to
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**Shoelace Study Untangles a Knotty Problem**
Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Google deprecates Octane JavaScript benchmark, because everyone is basically cheating**
Enlarge (credit: Natalie Maynor ) Google has announced that its widely used Octane JavaScript benchmark is being retired, with Google saying that it's no longer a useful way for browser developers to determine how best to optimize their JavaScript engines. Octane was developed for and by the developers of V8, the JavaScript engine used in Chrome. It was intended to address flaws in the earlier Su
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**Trilobites: A Dinosaur Cousin’s Crocodile Ankles Surprise Paleontologists**
The features of 245-million-year-old Teleocrater fossils may help fill in our understanding of how dinosaurs evolved.
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**British Judge Loses His Job Over Online Comments About His Cases**
British judges wearing traditional British judge garb. Photo: Getty The temptation to use the anonymous online commenting for the purpose of telling other people how stupid they are is strong. But one judge in England has learned the hard way that giving yourself a pseudonym doesn’t mean that no one will ever find out who’s talking shit. Jason Dunn-Shaw was a judge (called a recorder in England)
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**Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck**
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the EPA for staffers' Signal messages. It may hit the encrypted limits of federal transparency. The post Suing to See the Feds' Encrypted Messages? Good Luck appeared first on WIRED .
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**Relax In The Bathtub With Some Good Internet With Umbra's Bath Caddy**
Umbra Aquala Bath Caddy Umbra’s Aquala Bath Caddy has a ventilated soap dish, wine glass holder, book rack, and accessory hooks. Oh, and plenty of space for your laptop. I bought the Umbra Aquala Bath Caddy back in August 2015. Umbra’s offering is within a few dollars of the competitive set, brings at least the same features, and looks better, with a minimalist, real wood design and construction.
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**Parents say they co-sleep but feel the stigma**
Pediatricians generally discourage parents from co-sleeping with their babies because of its link to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But many parents still do it—and not just with infants, but also toddlers, and, in some families, with children as old as 13. A new book, Co-Sleeping: Parents, Children, and Musical Beds (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), explores the many reasons that parents allow
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**The Atlantic Daily: Presidential Pivots**
What We’re Following Foreign Policy: Today, in a thorough reversal of one of his most memorable campaign statements, President Trump praised NATO’s role in fighting terrorism and preserving international peace. It’s hard to keep up with Trump’s foreign policy, but maybe that’s the point: His self-contradictory views on what the U.S. should be doing abroad may well have led to his win —though it m
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**The Surprising Impact of Marathons: Delays in Urgent Care**
Marathons are exciting for runners and spectators alike, but for people who simply need to get to the hospital on a race day, the events may be hazardous.
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**Burger King hijacks the Google Assistant, gets shut down by Google**
Enlarge / An actor on a soundstage holding an exaggerated facsimile of a Burger King product. Burger King made waves today after it released a TV ad that purposely triggered the Google Assistant. The ad ends with a person saying "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?"—a statement designed to trigger any Google Assistant devices like Android phones and Google Home to read aloud a description of t
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**Meet Teleocrater, a Croc-Like Early Dinosaur Relative | Video**
A 245-million-year-old creature with crocodilian-like legs is an early relative of dinosaurs.
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**The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention**
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have levelled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as
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Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health.
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**The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Reverse, Reverse; Cha Cha Now Y’all**
Today in 5 Lines In a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Trump reversed his position on NATO, saying “it’s no longer obsolete.” In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Trump said he fears the U.S. dollar is “ getting too strong ,” and said he won’t label China a currency manipulator, as he had promised to do during his campaign. After meeting pri
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**The Grapevine Comedians Pay Tribute to Charlie Murphy | Deadspin The Browns Can’t Possibly Fuck This**
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**President Trump Reverses on Candidate Trump’s Economic Views**
Sometimes it seems like President Donald Trump and candidate Donald Trump are two very different people. On Wednesday, the president spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the global economy and expressed some opinions that contradict the economic talking points he focused on while campaigning. During his conversation with the Journal , the president noted that while a strong dollar “sounds good,
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Three years after the trans fat ban went into effect, hospital admissions for heart attacks and strokes started dropping.
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**The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory**
Keep the focus where it belongs: on Russia's efforts to undermine US democracy. The post The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn't Prove Anyone's Conspiracy Theory appeared first on WIRED .
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**The Crazy-Hard Technical Challenges of Robots Delivering Falafel**
Self-driving cars have it easy—streets are mostly orderly, predictable places. Sidewalks, on the other hand ... . The post The Crazy-Hard Technical Challenges of Robots Delivering Falafel appeared first on WIRED .
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**The Strange History of Anthrax Cases Tied to Men's Shaving Brushes**
Men's shaving brushes made from animal hair were once linked with cases of anthrax around the time of World War I, according to a new report.
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**Microsoft Word 0-day was actively exploited by strange bedfellows**
Enlarge / An identical artifact in two exploits, one installing Finspy and the other Latenbot. (credit: FireEye) A critical Microsoft Word zero-day that was actively exploited for months connected two strange bedfellows, including government-sponsored hackers spying on Russian targets and financially motivated crooks pushing crimeware. That assessment, made Wednesday with "moderate confidence" fr
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**Every New (and Returning!) Development Thrawn Brings to the Star Wars Universe**
Image: Star Wars Rebels, Disney/Lucasfilm Thrawn is a great Star Wars book that stands on its own. But the little nods and winks Timothy Zahn makes to Thrawn’s old life in the Expanded Universe novels—and to the events in Rebels , where Thrawn is currently the main antagonist—add another layer of delight. You should definitely read Thrawn (and watch Rebels ), but if you don’t have time to go read
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**Ethics study: Inconsistent state laws may complicate medical decision-making**
A patchwork of state laws creates a labyrinth that can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients' medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation's 75 million baby boomers continue to age, according to medical ethics research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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**Ethics study: Inconsistent state laws may complicate medical decision-making**
A patchwork of state laws can make it confusing to navigate incapacitated patients' medical wishes. Without clear national standards, the problem may worsen as the nation's 75 million baby boomers continue to age, according to medical ethics research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Eth
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**People suffering heart attacks near major marathons face grimmer survival odds**
People who suffer heart attacks and cardiac arrests in the vicinity of major marathons are more likely to die within a month. The bleaker survival odds are linked to delays in transportation to nearby hospitals. The delays are believed to stem from widespread road closures within the radius of the race.
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**Xbox One, Windows 10 become more Steam-like with “self-service refunds”**
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Xbox One is officially the first video game console to support digital purchase refunds by default. The new "self-service refund" system was announced on Wednesday on the console's "Alpha" preview ring, which is normally used to test and tease other upcoming features to the system's interface, and it confirmed that the refund process will soon land both on Xbox One
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**Loud and Rosy-Clawed Pistol Shrimp Named for Rock Band Pink Floyd**
A new species of pistol shrimp doesn't live on the dark side of the moon, nor is it a lost soul swimming in a fishbowl.
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**Riddle of Why Hitler Didn’t Use Sarin Gas Remains Unsolved**
Theories abound as to why the deadly nerve agent was not used during World War II, which could have dealt a major blow to the Allies, who didn’t know about the lethal arms.
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**Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 mn in royalties**
US mobile chip giant Qualcomm is to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million in royalties overpaid by the Canadian company, according to a tentative arbitration award announced on Wednesday.
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**Endangered right whales deliver fewest births in 17 years**
Endangered North American right whales gave birth last winter to the fewest calves seen off the U.S. coast in 17 years, troubling scientists who say the low births support other evidence that the imperiled species' population may be declining.
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**Astronomers piece together first image of black hole**
After training a network of telescopes stretching from Hawaii to Antarctica to Spain at the heart of our galaxy for five nights running, astronomers said Wednesday they may have snapped the first-ever picture of a black hole.
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**New night lights maps open up possible real-time applications**
NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet.
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**A simple sniff: Nanoparticle research tested in locusts focuses on new drug-delivery method**
Delivering life-saving drugs directly to the brain in a safe and effective way is a challenge for medical providers. One key reason: the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from tissue-specific drug delivery. Methods such as an injection or a pill aren't as precise or immediate as doctors might prefer, and ensuring delivery right to the brain often requires invasive, risky techniques.
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**New method for 3-D printing extraterrestrial materials**
When humans begin to colonize the moon and Mars, they will need to be able to make everything from small tools to large buildings using the limited surrounding resources.
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**Researchers release first chemical map of dyes from historic dye library**
Researchers from North Carolina State University have released the first chemical "map" of dyes from the Max A. Weaver Dye Library, which contains almost 100,000 samples of unique dyes and fabrics. The information could assist researchers in developing dyes with desirable properties.
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**New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects**
A new 3-D printing method has been developed to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.
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**Understanding of herpesvirus infection advanced by new research**
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stimulate both initial infection and rea
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**Gut microbes contribute to age-associated inflammation, mouse study shows**
Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A new study reveals that gut microbes are one of the culprits behind age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice. Imbalances in the gut microbes in older mice cause the intestines to become leaky, allowing the release of bacterial products that trigger infl
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**JNeurosci: Highlights from the April 12 issue**
Check out these newsworthy studies from the April 12, 2017, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org.
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**Pokemon Go players are happier, friendlier, study finds**
Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.
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**Non-flammable graphene membrane developed for safe mass production**
A simple and scalable method for turning graphene oxide into a non-flammable and paper-like graphene membrane that can be used in large-scale production has now been identified by researchers.
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**This Guy Says He Built His Own iPhone From Scratch Using Spare Parts**
Image: Gizmodo The walled garden Apple uses to meticulously control every element of the iPhone can really suck. It prohibits you from replacing the battery, adding third-party storage, or using an iPhone to tinker around and build new, weird projects . The creator of the YouTube channel Strange Parts is determined to tear down that wall. He spent weeks slogging around Shenzhen, China buying part
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**Low-flow showerheads that turn drips into deluges**
Gadgets Under pressure. Faced with ever-tightening laws, engineers are getting crafty about turning drips into deluges.
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**Poem of the Day: ‘For the Union Dead’ by Robert Lowell**
The Civil War began on this day in 1861, when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. I grew up in northern California, far from the battlefields on which the conflict was fought. My local forerunners were Spanish explorers and gold seekers, not musket-wielding soldiers; the historical sites around me commemorated losses, celebrated victories, and acknowledged demons that had n
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**Did Michelangelo Hide Secret Messages in the Sistine Chapel’s Ceiling?**
The painting measures 12,000 sq. ft. and includes over 300 life-like figures. Read More
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**Gene-editing alternative corrects Duchenne muscular dystrophy**
Using the new gene-editing enzyme CRISPR-Cpf1, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have successfully corrected Duchenne muscular dystrophy in human cells and mice in the lab.
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**Retraining the brain to see after stroke**
A new study out today in Neurology, provides the first evidence that rigorous visual training restores rudimentary sight in patients who went partially blind after suffering a stroke, while patients who did not train continued to get progressively worse.
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**Physicians' misunderstanding of genetic test results may hamper mastectomy decisions**
A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don't actually have mutations known to confer increased risk of additional cancers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and four other US medical centers.
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**Both too much, too little weight tied to migraine**
Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The researchers looked at all available studies on body mass index (BMI) and migraine.
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**In this ant species, 21% of the colony has major injuries from war**
The ant in the red circle has lost two of its legs, and here you can see other ants picking it up to carry it back to the safety of the nest. There, it will recover full running ability within 24 hours. (video link) Though many ants spend their lives peacefully tending fungus farms and herds of aphids, others have it much rougher. Such is the case with the ant species Megaponera analis , native t
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**Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair**
Students launch a fundraising campaign to rescue the event, which was a casualty of budget cuts to the state’s education department.
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The Atlantic
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**Can the United Nations Do Anything to Stop the Slaughter in Syria?**
If there’s one institution that President Donald Trump has invigorated with his airstrikes in Syria, it is the United Nations. This might seem like a paradox: How could the UN, guardian of territorial sovereignty and custodian of international law, benefit from an impulsive president’s attack on the Assad regime? It is true that military action taken without the blessings of the UN Security Counc
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**Emotional Chatting Machine Assesses Your Emotion and Copies It**
Chatbots have never been able to empathize. That looks set to change, thanks to a Chinese team that has built a chatbot capable of conveying specific emotions.
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**S1200 Family Structure + Test-Retest Interval Updates**
Announcing updates to the 1200 Subject restricted data available in ConnectomeDB: “HasGT” (has genotyping data) measure added. This measure enables users to ascertain which twin and family structure relationships are verified by genotyping and which are based on original self report. Full genotyping data is not yet available–stay tuned! “Family_ID” measure added to facilitate finding HCP subjects
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**Smartphone addiction leads to personal, social, workplace problems**
Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research from Binghamton University- State University of New York.
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**Aspirin therapy may not help patients with peripheral vascular disease, researchers find**
Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease, an analysis by University of Florida Health researchers has found.
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**Scientists discover fossil of dinosaur ancestor with surprising croc-like appearance**
Scientists have long wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed they would resemble miniature dinosaurs, about the size of chickens, and walk on two legs.
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**NASA Funds 22 Futuristic Ideas for Space Exploration**
The research grants provide funding for new studies of spacecraft propulsion, synthetic biology and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Common factor links neurodegenerative disease in young and old**
A common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly has now been identified by researchers. The discovery advances efforts to find better treatments and cures for these diseases. Currently, there are no cures for these conditions, which are projected to cost the nation an estimated $259 billion in 2017.
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**Fish migration tracked by testing DNA in seawater**
For the first time, researchers have successfully recorded fish migration by conducting DNA tests on seawater samples. Using this method to estimate the abundance and distribution of fish species could help scientists more easily understand the impact certain environmental factors are having on local fish populations.
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**This hacker built his own iPhone using parts from Chinese electronics markets**
Technology The project took roughly two months and about $300 in parts to complete An American hacker and engineer living part-time in Shenzhen, China, has built a working iPhone 6s out of just the parts he was able to purchase in the city’s chaotic…
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**It's a Great Day to Upgrade to Bodum's Beautifully Functional Double-Walled Drinkware**
Bodum Pavina 12 Ounce Tumbler 2-Pack , $17 | Bodum Bistro Espresso Mug 2-Pack , $7 Bodum’s double walled drinking glasses keep your beverages hot or cold for longer, and look awesome while doing it . If you want to give them a try, Amazon’s selling 2-packs of 12 ounce tumblers for $17 right now , and a pair of espresso mugs for $7 (as an Add-On Item). I’ll drink to that.
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**4D printing makes objects that assemble themselves when heated**
A fast 4D-printing technique could be used to make drug capsules that snap open in the body or flat-pack furniture that puts itself together
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**Soldier ants carry comrades wounded in raids back to base**
One kind of buccaneering ant carries its wounded nestmates home – so they can live to fight another day
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**It's Time For YouTubers And Twitch Streamers To Organize**
Illustration by Angelica Alzona Unique to the digital age is the video content creation industry, one where employees are “users” and employers are “platforms.” In it, workers aren’t owed squat. When there are tech issues, they can visit the support page. When there are platform updates, a lot of the time, the press knows first. Full-time YouTubers and Twitch streamers, workers whose livelihoods
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**College students study best later in the day, study shows**
Researchers used a survey-based, empirical model and a neuroscience-based, theoretical model to analyze the learning patterns of college students to determine optimum times when cognitive performance can be expected to be at its peak. The study showed that much later starting times of after 11 a.m. or noon, result in the best learning.
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**How common fats, a lazy lifestyle and diabetes are connected**
A researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such as diabetes.
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**Naren Vyavahare receives $1.47 million from NIH for nanoparticle research**
One of the top ten killers for men older than 55 is the target of Clemson University research that could lead to a new life-saving therapy and a better way of telling whether surgery is necessary.
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**Real Flying Car Will Be Available for Preorder This Year**
No joke: a functioning flying car will be revealed this month.
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**From Wall Street Lawyer to Wall Street Watchdog**
The financial scandals of the past decade or so—the subprime-mortgage crisis, the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, ENRON—make it easy to wonder whether the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is responsible for regulating stock markets, could be doing a better job. The agency, after all, is tasked with protecting investors and ensuring that major catastrophes don’t happen—and that when they do,
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**Why You're Still Using Microsoft Word**
Image: Gizmodo / Pixabay On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they’re still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool—so many that I had to share some of the best. Before we dig into readers’ thoughts and scoldings, let’s get one thing straight: Using Word is not always a voluntary t
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**New Report Charts Ways to Expedite Research During Epidemics**
The work seeks to learn from the devastating Ebola outbreak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Substantial increase in chronic venous insufficiency procedures in Medicare population**
Utilization of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014, research has found.
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**Tick tock, stay ahead of the aging clock**
Aging in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological program by which the lifespan of each species is more or less predetermined. Recent research has shown that DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification which alters how DNA is read and expressed without altering the underlying sequence, can show age-related changes. A sub-set of
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**Nanoparticle research tested in locusts focuses on new drug-delivery method**
A team of engineers has combined nanoparticles, aerosol science and locusts in new proof-of-concept research that could someday vastly improve drug delivery to the brain, making it as simple as a sniff.
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**Super sensitive devices work on recycling atoms**
Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to new research. Theoretical physicists said future precision sensing technology would exploit unusual effects of quantum mechanics.
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**Report: Josh Brolin Is Deadpool 2's Cable**
Image: Getty Images/Kevin Winter and Marvel Comics. After what’s felt like ages of speculation, a contender out of nowhere has apparently swooped in to take on the role of Deadpool’s time-traveling best bud: Marvel movie alumni Josh Brolin appears to be Deadpool 2 's choice for Cable. The news, first reported by THR , indicates that Brolin—whose name was never mentioned amid the Cable-casting spe
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**Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network**
Ohio Office of the Inspector General Inmates at a medium-security Ohio prison secretly assembled two functioning computers, hid them in the ceiling, and connected them to the Marion Correctional Institution's network. The hard drives were loaded with pornography, a Windows proxy server, VPN, VOIP and anti-virus software, the Tor browser, password hacking and e-mail spamming tools, and the open so
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**Researchers release first chemical map of dyes from historic dye library**
Researchers from North Carolina State University have released the first chemical 'map' of dyes from the Max A. Weaver Dye Library, which contains almost 100,000 samples of unique dyes and fabrics. The information could assist researchers in developing dyes with desirable properties.
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**There Are Way Worse Ways Carbon Monoxide Can Kill You**
Image: Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal/Wikimedia Commons Us Earthlings are quite lucky to be living at around standard temperature and pressure. Life has evolved to comfortably handle the shapes in which most molecules have arranged themselves under temperatures of about 32 degrees Fahrenheit and atmospheric pressures of an average day at sea level. But on other planets, at other temperatures
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**Surprisingly long lifetime of high adhesion property of plasma-treated Polytetrafluoroethylene**
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), or Telfon® as it is better known, is used in a variety of daily products, from cookware to carpets, because of its non-sticky property. However, this very same non-stickiness has limited its application to other fields including medicine. Scientists have reported how heat-assisted plasma treatment can modify PTFE to solve this problem.
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**How to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections**
Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are 'bad.' However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics -- so much so, that many of them are now proving ineffective due to bacteria developing increased resistance to them.
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**Mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns, researchers find**
Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms.
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**How polar bears find their prey**
Researchers have demystified the way that polar bears search for their typical prey of ringed seals. The answer, it turns out, is simple: they follow their nose using the power of wind.
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**Potential therapy to prevent 'chemobrain' in cancer patients**
A compound called 'KU-32' prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment, research shows. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may counteract the damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide.
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**New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family**
A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family.
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**Most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol, research finds**
Researchers wanted to find out if new statin guidelines were affecting the number of heart attacks. What they found was promising, but revealed a basic flaw in preventive care.
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**A Huge Deep-Sea Metal Find Could Help Build Our Green Energy Future**
The question is: is the environmental damage worth it?
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**How to Keep the Government from Breaking the Internet**
As the new FCC removes Internet safeguards, telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford explains how people can protect and expand high-speed access.
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**Study finds Pokemon Go players are happier, friendlier**
Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work, newly published in the journal Media Psychology, shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.
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**Burger King's Dystopian New Ad Campaign Is Already a Cyanide and Toenail Clippings Disaster [UPDATED]**
Screencap: Google/YouTube Just hours after launching, Burger King’s new smart home ad campaign is already crashing like the goddamn Hindenburg. On Wednesday, the company released a weirdly intrusive 15-second spot designed to intentionally trigger viewers’ Google Home devices. In theory, the devices would then read back a list of the Whopper’s ingredients from Wikipedia. Anonymous online vandals,
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**Surprising brain change appears to drive alcohol dependence**
We may be one step closer to personalized treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorder following results of a recent study, say researchers.
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**A New Flavor of CRISPR Could Tackle Some of the Worst Genetic Diseases**
Cardiomyocytes from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy corrected by CRISPR-Cpf1. Image: Science Advances Most of the time, when people talk about the cutting edge gene editing technology CRISPR, they are actually talking about CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR , you see, is just one half of the genome editing tool, the programming that instructs where a DNA edit will actually be made. The other part con
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**Out of Africa: Newfound Croc-Like Creature Is Dinosaur Relative**
Before the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, spiky stegosaurus and other dinosaurs roamed the Earth, their early cousins — creatures that were surprisingly crocodile-like — trod through what is now modern-day Tanzania, a new study reports.
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**Photos: Early Dinosaur Cousin Looked Like a Croc**
About 245 million years ago, a strange creature walked around what was then the supercontinent Pangaea.
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**Earth At Night - New Global Maps Created From Satellite Imagery | Video**
“Patterns of human settlement across our planet,” can be seen from nighttime views of Earth from Space, according to NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.
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**The Science of 'S-Town': What Is Fire-Gilding?**
How does fire-gilding work? And why is it so dangerous?
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**Insect Heroes? Ants Save Their Injured Comrades**
Ants save each other for the good of the colony.
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Futurity.org
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**Another reason to exercise: It might help your vision**
The benefits of exercise go beyond fitness: reducing risk of disease, improving sleep, and boosting mood. But can it improve our vision, too? The findings of a new study suggest the answer is yes. Intrigued by recent findings that neuron firing rates in the regions of mouse and fly brains associated with visual processing increase during physical activity, psychologists wanted to know if the same
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**Joining the European Union leads to less cross-border collaboration**
Brain drain from entering member states led to less-integrated research in countries of origin. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21825
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**The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques**
In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify this requirement, two rationales are cited. Some say it will function as a counterterrorism strategy. Others say it will promote the social integration
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**New method for 3-D printing extraterrestrial materials**
3-D printing with lunar and Martian dust-based inks presents a new, sustainable method for extraterrestrial manufacturing of soft and hard structures and objects.
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**Researchers track fish migration by testing DNA in seawater**
For the first time, researchers have successfully recorded fish migration by conducting DNA tests on seawater samples. Using this method to estimate the abundance and distribution of fish species could help scientists more easily understand the impact certain environmental factors are having on local fish populations.
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**Common factor links neurodegenerative disease in young and old**
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), identified a common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly. The discovery advances efforts to find better treatments and cures for these diseases. Currently, there are no cures for these conditions, which are projected to cost the nation an estimated $259 bill
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**New night lights maps open up possible real-time applications**
New global maps of Earth at night provide the clearest-ever composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. The NASA team is also now automating nighttime imagery processing to make the data available within hours of acquisition -- potentially aiding short-term weather forecasting and disaster response efforts.
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**NIH study of Ebola patient traces disease progression and recovery**
Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease cared for at NIH in 2015 found changes in antiviral and immune response genes that pinpointed key transition points in the response to infection. The changes included a marked decline in antiviral responses that correlated with clearance of virus from white blood cells. NIAID researchers led the study.
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**Targeting blood vessels to improve cancer immunotherapy**
EPFL scientists have improved the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy by blocking two proteins that regulate the growth of tumor blood vessels.
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**Tackling Ebola, from supportive care to vaccines in clinical development**
A new study reports the first detailed description of the day-by-day immune responses observed during the course of a patient's progression through, and recovery from, Ebola virus disease (EVD). During the EVD outbreak that struck West Africa from 2013 to 2015, more than 28,000 infections were reported, with 11,310 confirmed fatalities.
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**New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects**
A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.
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**Ants rescue their injured**
Ants operate a unique rescue system: when an insect is injured during a fight, it calls for help. Its mates will then carry it back to the nest for recovery.
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**Study identifies effects of EU expansion on labor, research**
The EU expansion of 2004 opened doors for more highly skilled workers -- including scientists -- to circulate their knowledge, more often from west to east than the traditional east-to-west exchange.
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**Melatonin may protect the small intestine from oral radiation treatment in rats**
Oral melatonin can protect the small intestine in rats subjected to radiotherapy of the tongue, according to a study published April 12, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Germaine Escames from Universidad de Granada, Spain, and colleagues.
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**Geography and culture may shape Latin American and Caribbean maize**
Variations in Latin American and Caribbean maize populations may be linked to anthropological events such as migration and agriculture, according to a study published April 12, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Claudia Bedoya from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and colleagues.
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**Naked DNA in water tells if fish have arrived**
For the first time, scientists have recorded a spring fish migration simply by conducting DNA tests on water samples.'Environmental DNA' strained from 1 liter samples drawn weekly from New York's East and Hudson Rivers over six months last year, revealed the presence or absence of key fish species passing through the water on each test day. The snapshots created a moving picture that largely corre
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**How inkjet printers help transform stem cells**
Inkjet printers and lasers are parts of a new way to produce cells important to research on nerve regeneration. Schwann cells, for example, form sheaths around axons, the tail-like parts of nerve cells that carry electrical impulses. They promote regeneration of those axons and secrete substances that promote the health of nerve cells. But they’re hard to come by in useful numbers. “This technolo
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**Mimicking an impact on Earth’s early atmosphere yields all 4 RNA bases**
Life on Earth may have started with a bang. (credit: Don Davis/NASA ) There aren't a lot of individual experiments that have ended up being staples of high school textbooks, but Stanley Miller and Harold Urey did one of them. Miller and Urey are the people who sealed up a mixture of gases meant to model the Earth's early atmosphere and jolted the gas with some sparks. What emerged was a complex m
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**Early dinosaur cousin had a surprising croc-like look**
Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur cousins show that these animals were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia, India, and Brazil. Furthermore, these cousins existed and went extinct before dinosaurs even appeared in the fossil record.
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**You Really Can Judge People by the Company They Keep**
There is an old adage, “take stock of the company you keep”. As it turns out, we are more tolerant of people who have similar negative personality traits as us. Read More
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**Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition? Poverty tends to dampen test scores, but new research suggests people with hard upbringings can sometimes outperform their more-privileged peers.**
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**No Ant Left Behind: Warrior Ants Carry Injured Comrades Home**
Don't call it empathy, scientists say. These termite-eating ants only retrieve injured comrades on the way home from a hunt, not before. But the hurt ants do recover better at home — to fight again. (Image credit: Frank et al./Science Advances)
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**To fight climate change, try one of these diets?**
Healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care. Changing your diet, therefore, could be a way to fight climate change. A new study in Climatic Change considers the potential effects of healthier model diets for the United States. “People have looked at what effect diets have both on climate and on health, but they’ve never examined the poten
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**Volcanic eruptions nearly snuffed out Gentoo penguin colony**
Penguin poop dumps data on how a Gentoo colony responded to ancient volcanic eruptions.
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**How lizards get their spots**
Each scale on an ocellated lizard coordinates its colour with its neighbours. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21817
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**Microsoft Seems to Think an Awesome PC Gaming Feature Is Coming to TVs**
There are a lot of reasons to game on a PC instead of a console. The ability to upgrade your game machine on your own time and in accordance with your own budget is a big advantage. The improved performance—due to the sheer power of new PC hardware—is another. According to Gamasutra , Kevin Gammill, Group Program Manager for Xbox, seems to think another, very cool feature of PC gaming is about to
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**The Complete Guide to Cookies and All the Scary Stuff Websites Install on Your Computer**
Image: Erol Ahmed / Unsplash /Gizmodo Touring around the pages of the web isn’t always the one-way street you might think it is: most sites are eager to leave a calling card or two on your local machine in the form of cookies. Here we’ll lay out what’s being saved in your browser, why it makes a difference, and what you can do about it. Cookies and cached files At some point in your life you’ve p
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**Trilobites: Valiant in Battle, These Ants Rescue Their Wounded**
After attacking termites, ants of a species in sub-Saharan Africa retrieve the injured so that they can recuperate back home in the colony.
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**Scott Pruitt Faces Anger From Right Over E.P.A. Finding He Won’t Fight**
Critics charge the agency’s administrator should have challenged a legal finding that underpinned the Obama climate policies, but he refuses to budge.
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**Cataclysmic Drought Part of the History of the Dead Sea**
Cataclysmic Drought Part of the History of the Dead Sea Drilling reveals record from a time when the Dead Sea was deader. DeadSea.jpg Image credits: Israeltourism via flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Earth Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Drilling below the floor of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence of cataclysmic droughts, far worse t
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**Ants Rescue Fallen Brothers-at-Arms | Video**
When an ant becomes injured in a hunting raid, its comrades pick it up and carry it home to convalesce.
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**CRISPR Corrects Duchenne-Causing Mutations**
Using CRISPR-Cpf1 gene editing, researchers have fixed mutations that cause a form of muscular dystrophy in cultured human cardiomyocytes and a mouse model.
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**Injured ants get rescued after sending chemical SOS, researchers find**
Human army like behaviour of rescuing mates observed in ants raiding termite mounds where pheromone secretion acts as distress call It sounds like a heroic tale from a classic wartime movie: the rescue of an injured warrior on the battlefield so that they can fight another day. In fact, it is behaviour seen in ants. Researchers have found that a termite-eating species of ant, called Megaponera an
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**Geography and culture may shape Latin American and Caribbean maize**
Variations in Latin American and Caribbean maize populations may be linked to anthropological events such as migration and agriculture, according to a study published April 12, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Claudia Bedoya from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and colleagues.
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**Ants rescue their injured**
The African Matabele ants (Megaponera analis) are widespread south of the Sahara and are a specialised termite predator. Two to four times a day, the ants set out to hunt prey. Proceeding in long files, they raid termites at their foraging sites, killing many workers and hauling the prey back to their nest.
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**Naked DNA in water tells if fish have arrived**
For the first time, scientists have recorded a spring fish migration simply by conducting DNA tests on water samples.
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**Study identifies effects of EU expansion on labor, research**
Rather than a brain-drain, the 13-country European Union (EU) expansion initiated more than a decade ago triggered a brain-reconfiguration—the rising circulation of knowledge through the increased mobility of highly skilled workers in high-demand fields.
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**Algal residue: Alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters**
Algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae for biofuel, can be used to produce key industrial chemicals, researchers have determined.
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**With Willpower And Determination, These Alaskans Are Building Their Forever Home**
#LastAlaskans | Wednesdays at 10/9c The Seldens enlist the help of Tyler's entire family to build their forever-home, and learn they're living his father's dream. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/the-last-alaskans/ More Alaskans! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-last-alaskans/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Faceboo
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**A Wet Winter Brings a Green Spring to California**
Until Friday, California had been in a state of drought emergency since 2014. Reservoirs had dropped to a fraction of capacity and residents were required to conserve and cut back on water usage for years. Now, huge areas of northern California have just experienced the wettest winter on record—months of rain have refilled reservoirs and as much as seven feet of snowfall has covered the Sierra Ne
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**The Subtle Horror of Margaret Atwood’s ‘This Is a Photograph of Me’**
I could have picked any number of wonderful poems, but the first that popped to mind was one I found five years ago in a poetry book I randomly bought at a used bookstore in Oakland. (The shop’s name is too good not to mention: Walden Pond Books . Looking back, maybe it was a sign that I would one day write for the same publication as Thoreau ... ) Anyway. The book I picked up was The Circle Game
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**These Are Your Favorite Home Theater Surge Protectors**
After some charged debate in this week’s nomination round , three models surged past the competition in our hunt for the best home theater surge protector. Check out the finalists below, and don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the post. Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector Belkin 12-Outlet Surge Protector 12 outlets, 6 sized for adapters, right-angle plug, ~$20 on Amazon. - Nixorbo APC SurgeArrest
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**Why Is This Wearable-Tech Company Helping College Teams Track How Often Athletes Sleep, Drink, And Have Sex?**
Illustration by Elena Scotti/GMG Sometime between putting on his Halloween outfit—a cowboy ensemble, complete with the requisite hat, plaid shirt, cutoff jean shorts, and expensive leather boots borrowed from his Texan roommate—and this exact moment on the college-dorm dance floor, with the becostumed masses sweating to Fetty Wap, Ben Huffman misplaced his wristband. Not a terrifying prospect, no
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**How to color a lizard: From biology to mathematics**
Skin color patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among colored cells that obey equations, say investigators. Researchers report that a lizard acquires its adult skin color by changing the color of individual skin scales. The work shows that the 3-D geometry of the lizard's skin scales causes the Turing mechanism to transform into the von Neumann computing system.
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**A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic**
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks.
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**Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders**
A drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), researchers have demonstrated in two studies of mice.
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**On-the-range detection technology could corral bovine TB**
A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected with this easily spread disease.
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**A simple sniff**
A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis has combined nanoparticles, aerosol science and locusts in new proof-of-concept research that could someday vastly improve drug delivery to the brain, making it as simple as a sniff.
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**A Deceptively Simple Test Just Taught Us Something New About Elephant Intelligence**
Image: Josh Plotnik It’s hard to know how smart animals are for the simple reason that they’re not able to come right out and tell us. Scientists have developed various methods over the years to assess animal intelligence, but a simple new body-awareness test involving elephants may be a promising new tool to add to the arsenal. A new study published in Scientific Reports shows that elephants kno
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**Florida manatees likely to persist for at least 100 years**
Florida's manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, a study has found.
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**Should Acting Prizes Be Gender-Neutral?**
This year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards will feature a whole host of unusual categories. Online voters will decide the “Best Kiss,” as they always have, and the “Best On-Screen Duo,” but they’ll also weigh in on the “Best Fight Against the System” ( Get Out , Loving , and Mr. Robot are among the options) and the “Best American Story” (where contenders include Transparent and Moonlight ). Still, the mos
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**Japanese Automakers Look to Robots to Aid the Elderly**
As car sales fall companies are looking to expand into the handicap assistance market -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**How to not get a horrible brain parasite on your trip to Hawaii**
Health It's one souvenir you really don't want to bring home Cases of the super-grossly-named Rat Lungworm parasite are on the rise in Hawaii. Here's how to stay out of trouble in paradise.
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**Adolescents with frequent PE more informed about physical activity's role in health**
Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health.
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**Predicting a patient's future firearm violence risk in the emergency department**
A new study, from researchers at Michigan Medicine, sought to provide emergency department physicians with a new clinical risk index tool to gauge firearm violence risk among urban youth.
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**New research finds substantial increase in CVI procedures in medicare population**
A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014. The study is published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).
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**Genetics of first-cousin marriage families show how some are protected from heart disease**
More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called 'human knockouts,' are described in the first major study to be published by an international collaboration. The program, which has so far sequenced the protein-coding regions of over 10,500 adults living in Pakistan, is illuminating the basic biology and possible therapeutics for several diffe
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**Gene silencing shows promise for treating 2 fatal neurological disorders**
In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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**A big-picture look at the world's worst Ebola epidemic**
An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for using real-time sequencing and data-sharing to contain future viral disease outbreaks.
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**Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs**
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
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**Early dinosaur 'cousin' discovered -- and it's not like scientists thought it'd be**
Dinosaurs, pterosaurs, birds, and crocodiles are all part of a group called archosaurs. There are two groups of archosaurs: bird-like and croc-like. Dinosaurs are on the bird track, so scientists expected that their early cousins would be bird-like: small and two-legged. But a newly-discovered dino relative, Teleocrater rhadinus, is shockingly croc-like: six feet long and four-legged. A 'missing l
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**Treatment reverses signs of 2 degenerative brain diseases, ALS and ataxia, in mice**
Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual's ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by investigators at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a condition in mice that mimics a rare disease called ataxia. In a parallel collaborative study led by researchers at Stanford University, a nearly ide
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**Suppressing single protein greatly extends life span of mice with form of ALS, study shows**
A study led by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine has revealed a possible new therapeutic approach for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
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**Virginia Tech scientists discover early dinosaur cousin had a surprising croc-like look**
Teleocrater and other recently discovered dinosaur cousins show that these animals were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia, India, and Brazil. Furthermore, these cousins existed and went extinct before dinosaurs even appeared in the fossil record.
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**How to color a lizard: From biology to mathematics**
Skin color patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among colored cells that obey equations discovered by Alan Turing. Researchers at UNIGE and SIB report that a lizard acquires its adult skin color by changing the color of individual skin scales using an esoteric computational system invented by John von Neumann. The researchers shows that the 3-D geometry of the lizard's skin scal
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**The problem expands for avocado growers: 9 beetle species carry deadly fungus**
Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado trees in South Florida. Then scientists found out that the redbay ambrosia beetle -- originally determined to transmit laurel wilt -- is rare in avocado groves but that six other beetle species could carry the laurel wilt pathogen.
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**Google’s AI Turns Your Crappy Doodles Into Proper Pictures**
If it can figure out what you’re trying to draw, that is.
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**12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration**
The key art for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Image: Paul Shipper This Thursday, the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy blasts off. It’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the franchise’s last official con until 2019, and it’s expected to focus heavily on 2017 being the 40th anniversary of the first film, as well as the new film, The Last Jedi . This means we’re heading into Celebration with some
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**Meet 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system**
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.
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**New imaging technique shows effectiveness of cystic fibrosis drug**
Cystic fibrosis currently has no cure, though a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration treats the underlying cause of the disease. However, the drug's effectiveness for each individual is unknown. Researchers have developed an imaging technique using a specific form of helium to measure the drug's effectiveness. Researchers hope the finding could lead to improved therapies for cystic fi
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**Overuse injuries more common in kids who specialize in individual sport**
Young athletes who specialize in an individual sport – such as gymnastics, tennis and dance – were at higher risk for overuse injuries (i.e. gradual onset of pain and symptoms), compared to those who focus on a single team sport, according to a study. Acute injuries (i.e. from a single traumatic event) were more common in young athletes whose single sport was a team sport, especially football, che
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**Stress can increase empathy**
Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased empathy and prosocial behavior. An international team of researchers investigated the effects of stress on neural mechanisms and tested the relationship between empathy and prosocial behavior in a new experiment.
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**Mouse epigenetic aging clock uncovered**
Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological programme by which the lifespan of each species is more or less predetermined. Recent research has shown that DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification which alters how DNA is read and expressed without altering the underlying sequence, can show age-related changes.
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**Rock giants Pink Floyd honored in naming of newly discovered, bright pink pistol shrimp**
A fuchsia pink-clawed species of pistol shrimp, discovered on the Pacific coast of Panama, has been given the ultimate rock and roll name in recognition of the discoverers' favorite rock band Pink Floyd.
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**Classifying English proficiency varies by district, with mixed outcomes for students**
The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status -- a process termed reclassification -- varies widely across and within states, finds a new study.
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**More objective than human hearing**
In industrial production, the testing of machines and products by means of acoustic signals still takes a niche role. Researchers are exhibiting a 'cognitive system' that detects erroneous sounds more objectively than the human ear. The technology has successfully passed the initial practical tests and there detected up to 99 percent of the errors.
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**Industry 4.0 in real time**
With data transfer rates of 10 gigabits a second and a latency of just one millisecond, the 5G wireless communications standard is creating the conditions required for the tactile internet. This in turn will open up the door to new industry, transportation and medical applications. Researchers work on the underlying technology and have developed practical concepts to solve one of the most challeng
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**Could 'love hormone' help drug addicts stay clean?**
Oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse, suggest researchers.
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**Early school starts pit teens in a conflict between society, biology**
Decades of research explain why adolescent biology makes the 7:30 a.m. school bell so problematic.
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**Air Pollution Might Make Dangerous Bacteria Harder to Kill**
Air pollution—particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants—is nasty stuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung cancer. And now, researchers writing in Environmental Microbiology have found that in addition to these unpleasant effects, the common pollutant b
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**The Long-Ignored Reptile Rewriting the Prologue to the Dinosaur Story**
The creature known as Teleocrater has been described as one of the most notorious fossils in paleontology. Pieces of its limbs, spine, and tail were excavated from Tanzania in 1933, and the British paleontologist Alan Charig discussed it 23 years later in his Ph.D. thesis. But even though Charig talked about the animal, and wrote about it in his popular children’s books, he never formally publish
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**Earth-sized 'Tatooine' planets could be habitable**
With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support planets, although planets discovered so far around double-star systems are large and gaseous. Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbiting
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**Tick tock, stay ahead of the aging clock!**
Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological programme by which the lifespan of each species is more or less predetermined. Recent research has shown that DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification which alters how DNA is read and expressed without altering the underlying sequence, can show age-related changes.
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**NIH scientists advance understanding of herpesvirus infection**
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated scientists for years. Now, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a set of protein complexes that are recruited to viral genes and stim
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**Prescribed fires consume Kansas landscape**
Most if not all the fires in this image taken by Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on April 11, 2017 are controlled fires set by farmers to manage land.
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**Surprising brain change appears to drive alcohol dependence**
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) could help researchers develop personalized treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorder.
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**Early dinosaur relative walked like a croc**
A new fossil suggests an early relative of dinosaurs had some features we associate today with crocodiles and alligators.
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**Gene knockouts in people provide drug safety, effectiveness clues**
People naturally lacking certain genes give clues about drug safety and efficacy, a study in Pakistanis shows.
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**Prescribed fires consume Kansas landscape**
Most if not all the fires in this image taken by Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on April 11, 2017 are controlled fires set by farmers to manage land.
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**How to color a lizard: From biology to mathematics**
From the clown fish to leopards, skin colour patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among coloured cells that obey equations discovered by the mathematician Alan Turing. Today, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics report in the journal Nature that a southwestern European lizard slowly acquires its intricate adult s
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**Russian cosmonaut says he has taken relics of saint to space**
A Russian cosmonaut who has returned to Earth after a mission on the International Space Station said on Wednesday he had taken a relic of a Russian Orthodox saint with him.
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**Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs**
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
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**Trilobites: A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation**
Two mathematical models converge to illuminate the process through which an ocellated lizard’s scales repeatedly change color.
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**Scientist Publishes Important New Dino Relative 20 Years After His Death**
Image: Paul Barrett, Natural History Museum, London, artwork by Mark Witton. Alan Charig was a dinosaur superfan long before Jurassic Park. The gregarious paleontologist and curator at the British Museum of Natural History studied and described all sorts of new creatures, and brought them to the world through his writings and on his BBC Television show in the 70s. Alan Charig (Image: Natural Hist
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**No One Needs to Know This Much About Politico Reporters**
Photo: Politico/ FB Why do you read THE POLITICO? For politics news, or perhaps to reminisce of sweet Mike Allen daydreams of old. I am not psychic, but I doubt that you read THE POLITICO because you are dying to know where each and every reporter attended college. Here is what the average reader needs to know about who wrote the average news story: probably nothing. Not even a name. If we are be
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**Survivors of the Gas Attack in Syria Face Long-Term Illness**
Sarin's lethality is well known, but the lingering effects on victims who don't succumb are less familiar -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Time for April open promos!**
Hello Eyewirers! Our next round of open promotions for Scouts, Scythes , Mods , and Mentors is approaching. During this time you can fill out the open promotion form here to be considered by HQ without requiring player sponsors. Scout, Scythe, and Mentor Qualifications: Have at least earned 50,000 points and completed 500 cubes Maintain at least 90% accuracy overall, with some flexibility if you’
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**Musical beds: Co-sleeping is more common than some parents admit**
Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but a professor says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the infant and toddler years.
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**Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease**
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic/physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure. The study initiates a cours
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**Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle**
Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered 'dynamic local carbon cycle,' according to a new paper.
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**Struggling with different work identities? Your work may suffer**
Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle those different work identities may affect your job performance.
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**Collisions generate gas in debris disks**
By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems -- 49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris -- researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at sub-millimeter wavelength, hinting that the gas in debris disks is not primordial, but rather is generated from some process of collisions taking place in the debris disk.
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**Our rivers and lakes contain a scary number of pesticides and pharmaceuticals**
Environment And they only tested for a fraction of the 85,000 known chemicals Human chemicals are drifting into the broader environment and that's a problem. Read on.
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**Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice**
A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.
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**Forskere vil kurere hovedpine på flyrejsen**
Flypassagerer til og fra Aalborg Lufthavn skal hjælpe danske forskere med at finde en kur mod hovedpine under flyrejsen.
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**What Palm Sunday Means to Egypt’s Copts**
O-sana va-sili too Esraeel At Saint George Church, a Coptic church in Tanta, Egypt, the deacons were finishing the final vowels in Evlogimenos (the Hosanna to the King of Israel), when the bomb exploded, leaving 28 worshipers dead and many others wounded. Shortly afterwards, a suicide bomber, failing to enter Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, where the Coptic Pope was leading the liturgy, det
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**There’s a treasure trove on the seafloor—and that could be a bad thing**
Science There are precious minerals to mine, but no regulations in place Rare minerals might not sound as exciting as sunken treasure to you, but to the mining community those materials could be literally more valuable than gold. And we're…
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**Charting the Tumor Microenvironment**
Understanding the components of the tumor microenvironment and their interplay is essential to better targeting of tumor growth and metastasis in both the laboratory and clinic. Download this poster from PerkinElmer to learn more.
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**Are FDA approvals actually quite speedy?**
The US Food and Drug Administration reviews and approves new medicines in a shorter timeframe than its peer agency in Europe, research shows. The FDA has faced pressure from the public, politicians, and industry to accelerate review and approval of new medicines. The FDA’s review process is currently under consideration and reexamination as part of negotiations to reauthorize the law that directs
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**Skull of saber-toothed cat found almost complete**
An excavation team found the remains of a saber-toothed cat at the archeological site in Schöningen. An examination of the skull fragments revealed the animal to be a representative of the European saber-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens. The recent discovery constitutes the third example of this large predatory cat from Schöningen.
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**Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks**
DIY Lights, smartphone camera, action Don't settle for substandard snaps from your phone. This guide to taking photos on the go will help your shots look the best they can be.
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**Francisco Lindor Is Baseball’s Future**
Baseball season has returned, and with it the now perennial questions about its health. Even as local-television revenues and player contracts swell to sizes unprecedented in the Major Leagues and unmatched in other American sports, the game seems forever susceptible to rumors of irrelevance . The talk of the winter concerned rule changes designed to speed up the nightly three-hour affairs, which
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**Report reveals prevalence of sexual assault in nursing homes**
A new paper in The Gerontologist examined sexual assault in nursing homes. The report finds that the most vulnerable residents are likely to become victims; legal examinations were infrequent due to administration complexities and training and institutional policy, and nursing homes are not adequately equipped to deal with sexual assault cases.
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**Why treating animals may be important in fighting resurgent tropical disease**
As the World Health Organization steps up its efforts to eradicate a once-rampant tropical disease, a University of Washington study suggests that monitoring, and potentially treating, the monkeys that co-exist with humans in affected parts of the world may be part of the global strategy.
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**More than a 'gut feeling' on cause of age-associated inflammation**
Bowdish and her colleagues raised mice in germ-free conditions and compared them to their conventionally raised counterparts. In contrast to conventionally raised mice, the germ-free mice did not show age-related increases in inflammation and a higher proportion of them lived to a ripe old age. Age is associated with an increase in levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis facto
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**Gut microbes contribute to age-associated inflammation: Mouse study**
Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A study published in Cell Host & Microbe reveals that gut microbes are one of the culprits behind age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice. Imbalances in the gut microbes in older mice cause the intestines to become leaky, allowing the release of bacteri
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**Qualcomm loses legal battle with Blackberry, must pay $815M**
Enlarge (credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) BlackBerry has won $815 million in an arbitration battle against Qualcomm over royalty payments, the company said today . The award also will include interest and attorneys' fees, which have not yet been determined. Little detail is available about the proceedings, which ended on March 3 but were only made public today. Essentially Qualcomm
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**Inmates Stashed Two Homebrew Computers in Ohio Prison's Ceiling, Used Them to Do More Crimes**
The ceiling area once housing the computers. Image: Ohio Inspector General Adam Johnston and Scott Spriggs may well go down as Ohio’s cleverest inmates. The pair were incarcerated at Marion Correctional Institution, a low-security, 2,500-capacity facility which used inmate labor to recycle old computers as part of the non-profit RET3 program . Spriggs and Johnson managed to squirrel away dozens o
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**Trump's Shifting Surveillance Claims**
Updated on April 12 at 12:58 p.m. It’s now been more than a month since Donald Trump tweeted, without offering any evidence, that Barack Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped” (the scare quotes were his) at Trump Tower prior to the election. Related Story Susan Rice's Careful Dance on Trump Surveillance Since then, the president has refused to back down from a claim that is obviously unfounded, as the
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**Tool checks computer architectures, reveals flaws in emerging design**
With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs beyond the few firms that dominate the space. As the project moves toward a formal release, researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification
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**Surprisingly long lifetime of high adhesion property of plasma-treated PTFE**
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), or Telfon as it is better known, is used in a variety of daily products, from cookware to carpets, because of its non-sticky property. However, this very same non-stickiness has limited its application to other fields including medicine. Scientists at the Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering in collaboration with Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Technology
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**Gene salad: Lettuce genome assembly published**
Today (April 12), UC Davis researchers announced in Nature Communications that they have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, releasing the first comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the huge Compositae plant family.
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**Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has company. Meet the Great Cold Spot**
A previously unidentified dark mark on Jupiter has been dubbed the “Great Cold Spot” because of its temperature and resemblance to the planet’s Great Red Spot.
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Ars Technica
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**Microsoft’s next hardware event: NYC, May 2—and no, no Surface Phone**
Microsoft's invitation with its educational hashtag. Microsoft is holding an event in New York on May 2. We're expecting a mix of hardware and software news, but perhaps not the hardware or software news that some people will be expecting. According to sources familiar with the matter, we won't be seeing a Surface Phone, which is no surprise to anyone no matter how much certain Windows die-hards
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**Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships**
Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners.
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**Surprisingly long lifetime of high adhesion property of plasma-treated PTFE**
Osaka University researchers report heat-assisted plasma treatment can expand PTFE's applications to the medical and food fields.
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**Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design**
With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs beyond the few firms that currently dominate the space. As the project moves toward a formal release, researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction spe
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**New imaging technique shows effectiveness of cystic fibrosis drug**
Cystic fibrosis currently has no cure, though a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration treats the underlying cause of the disease. However, the drug's effectiveness for each individual is unknown. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed an imaging technique using a specific form of helium to measure the drug's effectiveness. Researchers hope the fin
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**New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family**
UC Davis researchers have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant family.
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**Electrodes for Your Face Bring Your Emotions to Augmented and Virtual Reality**
Tracking facial expressions can make VR and AR more realistic, but the technology is still bulky.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Parkinson's Disease at 200**
Two centuries after its discovery, it's still incurable—but research is accelerating, with major help from citizen scientists in the patient community -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications**
The public wants to know more about earthquake risk and how best to manage it, surveys show, but scientists and engineers must adapt their communication skills to meet these public needs, researchers will report at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**On-the-range detection technology could corral bovine TB**
A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected with this easily spread disease.
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**Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake**
The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's history. In a special session at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting, researchers will gather to describe their findings on the quake and its implications for further seismic activity in the region.
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**Developing a microinsurance plan for California earthquakes**
Nine out of ten Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small insurance policies—sometimes called microinsurance—could help fill in that financial gap, according to a presentation at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Oklahoma is laboratory for research on human-induced earthquakes**
In 2016, a spate of earthquakes in Oklahoma resulted in significant damage to homes and businesses, occurring as part of an unprecedented increase in the regional earthquake rate that is likely caused by an increase in wastewater injection from oil and gas production.
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**Anticipating hazards from fracking-induced earthquakes in Canada and US**
As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting are taking a closer look at ways to minimize hazards from the earthquakes triggered by those operations.
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**Look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses, vet study says**
Many factors go into evaluating the prognosis of a critically ill animal, usually involving a combination of objective metrics, such as blood pressure or blood oxygenation, and more subjective clinical signs, such as alertness or lethargy.
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Ars Technica
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**How Microsoft is future-proofing for Xbox’s “multi-generational” future**
(credit: Aurich Lawson) The more we hear about the Xbox One's upcoming Scorpio update , the more it sounds like Microsoft's effort to upend the idea of distinct console generations completely. The Xbox One ecosystem seems to be morphing into a PC-like space where one piece of software can run at different levels of detail depending on the power (and price) of the hardware it's running on. In an i
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Ars Technica
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**Pirate radio: Signal spoof set off Dallas emergency sirens, not network hack**
Enlarge / A siren similar to the type set off by a "hacker" in Dallas last weekend. (credit: Getty Images/CPCollinsPhotography) Last Friday night, as midnight approached, someone managed to trigger the emergency siren system used by the city of Dallas for tornado warnings and other emergencies. And that someone managed to keep the alarms in action for 95 minutes—even after emergency services work
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**Researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections**
Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are "bad." However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics - so much so, that many of them are now proving ineffective due to bacteria developing increased resistance to them.
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**ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system**
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.
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**These Sea Urchins Have a Terrifying Self-Defense Strategy**
Image: Wikimedia Prey animals are capable of defending themselves in an amazing of ways, but when it comes to mounting a sophisticated biological counter-attack, sea urchins have taken it to another level. When attacked by predatory fish, these humble echinoderms release a hostile cloud of tiny jaws that act independently of the urchin itself, attacking the fish and releasing the venom contained
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**Today's Best Deals: Clear the Rack, Humble Bundle, Anker PowerCore, and More**
Humble’s Intergalactic Bundle , Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale , and Anker PowerCore battery packs lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals 3-Pack Anker PowerLine Lightning Cables , $20 Since you named Anker’s kevlar-lined PowerLine cables as your favorite Lightning cables , the company has come out with the nylon-br
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The Atlantic
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**The Atlantic to Host “The Air We Breathe” Summit Exploring Air Quality in America on Thursday, April 20 in Chicago**
Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2017)-- Smog and air pollution trigger millions of hospital visits and health problems for Americans each year; even the air we breathe indoors is often polluted with chemicals and poor ventilation. On April 20, The Atlantic will convene its first-ever summit on the state of air in America: examining the economic and societal costs of poor air quality and strategies fo
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**On-the-range detection technology could corral bovine TB**
A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected with this easily spread disease.
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**Research suggests potential therapy to prevent 'chemobrain' in cancer patients**
Experiments showed that a compound called 'KU-32' prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may counteract the damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide.
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**ALMA investigates 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system**
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.
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**New report on how to improve speed, effectiveness of clinical trials during an epidemic**
Mobilization of a rapid and robust clinical research program that explores whether investigational therapeutics and vaccines are safe and effective to combat the next infectious disease epidemic will depend on strengthening capacity in low-income countries for response and research, engaging people living in affected communities, and conducting safety trials before an epidemic hits, says a new rep
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WIRED
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**The Lingo That’ll Save Your Next Cocktail Party, From ‘Rovables’ to ‘Manthreading’**
Our popular magazine feature Jargon Watch is finally hitting the internet. The post The Lingo That’ll Save Your Next Cocktail Party, From ‘Rovables’ to ‘Manthreading’ appeared first on WIRED .
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**Drink Your 'No Hellboy 3' Sorrows Away with Hellboy's Official Booze**
Image: Dark Horse Entertainment Still bummed there won’t be a Hellboy 3 ? There’s no better way to ease the pain than by consuming mass quantities of an off-brand Fireball inspired by the “red hot” comic book character. Actually, I can think of several better ways, but most of them involve chainsaws, starting fires, and blood moons. Dark Horse Comics and Prestige Imports have announced they’re wo
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Big Think
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**The Big Five Personality Traits and What They Mean to Psychologists**
Psychologists sort human personalities into five traits, each of which you can score high or low on. Read More
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**Google Is Using Artificial Intelligence for Clip Art**
Google has a new drawing tool that’s extremely cool and also a little bit depressing. The program, AutoDraw , uses artificial intelligence to figure out what you’re trying to sketch—from your phone or desktop—so an algorithm can suggest a polished, pre-drawn version of that thing instead. To build this, Google trained a neural network to recognize a ton of different objects. Such systems are trai
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The Atlantic
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**Don't Use the Force, Luke—Use the Targeting Computer**
Remember when Luke’s running the trench in the Death Star, and he’s about to fire his fateful shot, and at the last minute he decides to turn off the targeting computer and use the Force instead? We romanticize that moment—not just because it represents Luke’s coming into his own as a Jedi, but because to us, the decision to trust an intuition born deep in nature and honed over billions of lifeti
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Live Science
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**Opioids After Surgery: Which Patients Don't Stop When They Should**
The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery.
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**NSU researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections**
Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are 'bad.' However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics -- so much so, that many of them are now proving ineffective due to bacteria developing increased resistance to them.
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**Developing a microinsurance plan for California earthquakes**
Nine out of 10 Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small insurance policies -- sometimes called microinsurance -- could help fill in that financial gap, according to a presentation at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses, Penn Vet study says**
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine performed a retrospective study of cats treated in the intensive care unit of Penn's Ryan Hospital. In cats with low blood pressure, the researchers found that animals with a normal level of lactate, a byproduct of metabolism under low-oxygen conditions, were more likely to survive to discharge than those with high lacta
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**Researchers seek new ways to improve earthquake risk communications**
The public wants to know more about earthquake risk and how best to manage it, surveys show, but scientists and engineers must adapt their communication skills to meet these public needs, researchers will report at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Oklahoma is laboratory for research on human-induced earthquakes**
Earthquakes such as the February 2016 magnitude 5.1 Fairview quake, November 2016's 5.0 Cushing quake, and the September 2016 5.8 Pawnee quake -- the state's largest in historic times -- have made Oklahoma a laboratory for studying human-induced seismicity, according to researchers gathering at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual meeting.
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**Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease**
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic/physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure. The study initiates a cours
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**Seismologists offer detailed look at New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake**
The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's history. In a special session at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting, researchers will gather to describe their findings on the quake and its implications for further seismic activity in the region.
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**Anticipating hazards from fracking-induced earthquakes in Canada and US**
As hydraulic fracturing operations expand in Canada and in some parts of the United States, researchers at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting are taking a closer look at ways to minimize hazards from the earthquakes triggered by those operations.
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**New, persistent opioid use common after surgery**
Among about 36,000 patients, approximately 6 percent continued to use opioids more than three months after their surgery, with rates not differing between major and minor surgical procedures, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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**Restrictions on trans-fatty acid consumption associated with decrease in hospitalization for heart attack**
There has been a greater decline in hospitalizations for cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke combined) in New York counties that enacted restrictions on trans-fatty acids in eateries compared with counties without restrictions, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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**From opioid-free to long-term user, in one operation: Study shows key role of surgery**
Having surgery always comes with risks. But a new study suggests a new one to add to the usual list: the risk of becoming a long-term opioid user. About 6 percent of people who hadn't been taking opioids before their operation, but were prescribed the drugs to ease their post-surgery pain, were still getting the drugs three to six months later, the study finds. That's long after the window conside
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**Ban on trans fats in diet may reduce heart attacks and stroke**
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher. This finding suggests the benefit of limiting trans fats could have widespread impact as trans fat restrictions are set to expand nationwide.
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Popular Science
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**Adobe is using AI to make your selfies look like actual photography**
Technology Making complex photo editing selfie-friendly These image editing technologies already exist, but AI is making them much more accessible. Read on.
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**No more screwworm medications for Key deer as threat wanes**
Endangered deer in the Florida Keys are no longer receiving anti-parasite medication to protect against flesh-eating screwworms.
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**Uber's PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company**
Uber's head of communications is leaving, the latest in a string of executive departures as the ride-hailing company tries to dig out from a pile of troubles.
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**Classifying English proficiency varies by district, with mixed outcomes for students**
The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status—a process termed reclassification—varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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**Struggling with different work identities? Your work may suffer**
Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands.
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TEDTalks (video)
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**An intergalactic guide to using a defibrillator | Todd Scott**
If Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, will you know what to do? Artist and first-aid enthusiast Todd Scott breaks down what you need to know about using an automated external defibrillator, or AED -- in this galaxy and ones that are far, far away. Prepare to save the life of a Jedi, Chewbacca (he'll need a quick shave first) or someone else in need with some helpful pointers.
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The Atlantic
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**United’s Fiasco and the Cult of Low Prices**
The video of a United passenger getting dragged off a Louisville-bound plane in Chicago on Sunday has dominated news and social media for the past two days, with outrage spanning the United States, Europe, and even China, where it was the top trending topic on the social-media platform Weibo . Beyond the sheer shock of the video, the event has sparked a debate over who or what is responsible for
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**How some battery materials expand without cracking**
New findings from MIT and elsewhere show some phosphate-based battery materials can change from crystalline to glassy while in use, possibly opening new avenues for design of batteries.
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**Struggling with different work identities? Your work may suffer**
Few people are just one person at work. You may be both a manager and an employee. Or you may be a salesperson who represents two very different brands. Now a new study suggests that how you juggle those different work identities may affect your job performance.
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**A whiff of warning at the pool**
The German toy sector is constantly growing. Simultaneously, hundreds of toys are withdrawn from the market every year. In some cases, consumers complain about the smell -- and so draw the attention of manufacturers and regulatory authorities to the respective products. These smelly substances, and how they affect people have barely been explored to date. Scientists from the Friedrich-Alexander Un
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**Classifying English proficiency varies by district, with mixed outcomes for students**
The threshold for transitioning students from English learners to fluent English proficient status -- a process termed reclassification -- varies widely across and within states, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Oregon State University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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**Study of sleep apps finds room for improvement**
An analysis of 35 popular phone-based sleep apps finds that while most help users set sleep-related goals and track and manage their sleep, few make use of other methods known to help the chronically sleep-deprived.
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**Minneapolis study finds most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol**
Researchers wanted to find out if new statin guidelines were affecting the number of heart attacks. What they found was promising, but revealed a basic flaw in preventive care.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Antarctica's Sleeping Ice Giant Could Wake Soon**
The massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet looks stable from above—but it’s a dangerously different story below -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns**
Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms.
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**Evaluating cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos**
A new method has been devised for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service. Data obtained with this method could help determine which locations should be used for tourism or targeted for environmental protection.
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**Catch me if you can: Scientists discover neurons that control willingness to mate in female fruit flies**
Scientists used advanced genetic and behavioral tools to establish that walking speed is in fact a key indicator of female's receptivity and discover neurons that control mating in the brain of fruit flies.
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**More than $16 billion spent on cosmetic plastic surgery in 2016**
Americans spent more than ever before -- $16 billion -- on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016, concludes new research. The new report also breaks down the national average cost of surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
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**Maternal stress during pregnancy could influence the biological clock for aging**
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, according to new research that focuses on a person's DNA sequences called telomeres, which are essential for cellular replication.
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Live Science
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**Surprise! Jupiter Has a Great 'Cold' Spot, Too**
Jupiter is famous for its Great Red Spot, a storm twice the diameter of Earth that rages on the gas giant's surface. Now, researchers have found that it has a second great spot, almost as large.
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**Newly Discovered Chill Dad Shrimp Gets Best Name Ever**
Image: Sammy De Grave It’s a rare treat when we get to read some wholesome news about shrimp—living ones that aren’t being carefully placed around a cocktail glass. It’s even better when that news involves a feisty little shrimp getting a badass name from some cool science dudes. A new study published today in Zootaxa details the discovery of a new species of shrimp named Synalpheus pinkfloydi, f
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**If You're Not Following Squirrel Girl on Twitter, You Are Not Living Your Best Life**
Image: Marvel Comics. Recap from Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 Every issue of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl opens with a credits page that is also a look into Doreen Green’s social media life, as she chats with friends and fellow superheroes about her adventures. But those social media accounts don’t just exist in the pages of comics, but on actual Twitter too, and guys, they’re pretty dang good . The U
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Ars Technica
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**Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea**
Enlarge / Internet Association members. (credit: Internet Association) The plan to eliminate net neutrality rules and replace them with voluntary commitments is not winning over lobbyists for major Internet companies. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his staff met yesterday with the Internet Association, a trade group whose members include Amazon, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, G
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Viden
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**Stamceller er ikke længere ren science-fiction**
De potente celler anvendes allerede til at hjælpe danske patienter, og nye muligheder er på trapperne.
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**US scientific research enterprise should take action to protect integrity in research**
All stakeholders in the scientific research enterprise—researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, and federal agencies - should improve their practices and policies to respond to threats to the integrity of research, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Actions are needed to ensure the availability of data necessary for re
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**Potential new applications stem from controlling particles' spin configurations**
Fermions are ubiquitous elementary particles. They span from electrons in metals, to protons and neutrons in nuclei and to quarks at the sub-nuclear level. Further, they possess an intrinsic degree of freedom called spin with only two possible configurations, either up or down. In a new study published in EPJ B, theoretical physicists explore the possibility of separately controlling the up and do
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The Atlantic
**Can Feedback-Informed Treatment Work in Practice?**
Besides the common questions I addressed in my last note , many readers raised questions about the logistics of implementing FIT (feedback-informed treatment, in which therapists use computer surveys and algorithms to track clients’ progress and predict whether they’re at risk of deteriorating). This reader says my article ultimately convinced her it could work, though she was skeptical at first:
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Futurity.org
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**New cores for fiber optics could speed up internet**
A new way of creating semiconductor fiber optics may lead to much faster transfer of data, new research suggests. Researchers are working with semiconductor optical fibers, which hold significant advantages over silica-based fiber optics, the current technology used for transmitting nearly all digital data. Silica—glass—fibers can only transmit electronic data converted to light data. This requir
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Potentially hazardous substances identified in inflatable pool toys**
Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of these compounds, which include carbonyl compounds, cyclohexanone, phenol and isophorone, might be critical in higher concentrations in children's toys, say researchers.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Exercise associated with improved heart attack survival**
Exercise is associated with improved survival after a heart attack, according to research. The chances of survival increased as the amount of exercise rose, the investigators report.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Research group works toward devising topological superconductor**
A new topological superconductor made from an ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide is a step toward quantum computing, suggests a new research report.
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**Are wolves becoming domesticated again?**
On landscapes around the world, environmental change is bringing people and large carnivores together -- but the union is not without its problems.
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**Waterloo researchers capture first image of a dark matter web that connects galaxies**
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.
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**Researchers find mushrooms may hold clues to effect of carbon dioxide on lawns**
Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms.
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**US scientific research enterprise should take action to protect integrity in research**
All stakeholders in the scientific research enterprise -- researchers, institutions, publishers, funders, scientific societies, and federal agencies -- should improve their practices and policies to respond to threats to the integrity of research, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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**Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle**
Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered 'dynamic local carbon cycle,' according to a new paper published by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation.
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**The most accurate measurement of rare meson decay confirms modern physics**
Many scientists working on the LHCb experiment at CERN had hoped that the just achieved, exceptional accuracy in the measurement of the rare decay of the Bs0 meson would at last delineate the limits of the Standard Model, the current theory of the structure of matter, and reveal the first phenomena unknown to modern physics. Meanwhile, the spectacular result of the latest analysis has only served
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**Gothic cathedrals inspire very thin concrete floors**
Historical construction principles have inspired a new concrete floor system that doesn’t require steel reinforcement. It’s only two centimeters thick and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. Architects look for ways to make buildings more compact in order to save money and reduce environmental impact. Lightweight construction is one approach: thinner ceilings leave more space
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**Can dealing with emotional exhaustion enhance happiness?**
The process of dealing with emotional exhaustion can sometimes increase happiness. A new study examined when and how dealing with emotional exhaustion can enhance happiness in a work environment. The research was focused on the role of perceived supervisor support -- the workers' view of their manager's level of supportiveness, caring and appreciation for their efforts -- in stimulating ways to co
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**Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device**
Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers have developed a light-weight, paper-based device inspired by the Chinese and Japanese arts of paper-cutting that can harvest and store energy from body movements.
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**US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants**
Many US waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as it shows the mixtures are more complex than expected and contain compounds that could potentially harm aquatic species.
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**How to Keep Shady Apps From Screwing Up Your Computer**
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**Unveiling nonlocal correlations in natural systems**
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**Trilobites: Saber-Toothed Cats Paid a Stiff Price for Lunch**
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**EPA Head Scott Pruitt Requests a 24/7 Security Detail as He Prepares to Gut the Agency**
AP Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who wants to ensure the US doesn’t invest a single dollar in protecting humanity from climate change, nonetheless wants to use the agency’s limited funds to protect himself from other humans. Last month, President Trump released a draft federal spending budget requesting $2.3 billion in cuts to the EPA. Under Trump’s budget, climate change res
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Myelodysplastic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe disorders characterized by the bone marrow's inability to produce normal blood cells. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have found that a mutation in a specific tumor suppressor gene is one possible reason why children with a very rare genetic disorder develop myelodysplastic syndrome. Results from this research have
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**Potential new applications stem from controlling particles' spin configurations**
Fermions are ubiquitous elementary particles. They span from electrons in metals, to protons and neutrons in nuclei and to quarks at the sub-nuclear level. Further, they possess an intrinsic degree of freedom called spin with only two possible configurations, either up or down. In a new study published in EPJ B, theoretical physicists explore the possibility of separately controlling the up and do
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**Collisions generate gas in debris disks**
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**Mosquito egg hunt: Many Culex species prefer alternatives to standing water**
The conventional wisdom about where many mosquitoes lay their eggs -- in standing water -- is not always wise. Research into a diverse group of mosquitoes shows that many, if not most, regularly lay their eggs on a variety of surfaces, and in a surprising location: above nearby water. The findings run counter to scientific generalizations about the mosquitoes' egg-laying habits and may complicate
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**Cracking the origin of ancient decorative ostrich eggs**
Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich eggs.
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**New machine learning models can detect hate speech, violence from texts**
The words we use and our writing styles can reveal information about our preferences, thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Using this information, a new study has developed machine learning models that can detect antisocial behaviors, such as hate speech and indications of violence, from texts.
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**Elephants' 'body awareness' adds to increasing evidence of their intelligence**
Asian elephants are able to recognize their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study.
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China’s growing appetite for cutting-edge artificial-intelligence research is on display at a poker tournament.
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**Save a Few Bucks On Two Of Your Favorite USB Battery Packs**
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**Mattresses, the Universe and Everything: the fossils of the Ediacaran Biota**
Life on Earth 600 million years ago comprised enigmatic mattress-like organisms, but some modern ecological rules did apply In Life, the Universe and Everything , Douglas Adams has left Marvin the Paranoid Android stranded and walking in circles (literally) on Sqornshellous Zeta. This is a swampy planet, where the dominant life form is the mattress. Marvin chats with Zem, a perky and affable pock
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**Is there something up with stinky inflatable pool toys?**
Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of these compounds, which include carbonyl compounds, cyclohexanone, phenol and isophorone, might be critical when present in higher concentrations in children's toys, say Christoph Wiedmer and Andrea Buettner,
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**Algal residue—an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters**
Microalgae have received much attention in biomass production due to many strains having a high biomass productivity per unit time and per unit area. Algae produce high levels of oil as well as carbohydrates, occurring mainly in the form of starch. They can survive in unfavorable, nutrient deficient conditions, and can be propagated industrially without using farmland. Oil derived from algae has r
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**Team develops world's first full-size IBC bifacial solar module**
The world's first full-size interdigitated back contact (IBC) bifacial solar module has been developed and fabricated in Singapore by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in collaboration with the International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz, Germany (ISC Konstanz).
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**A Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On The Great Plains**
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**Hot flashes could signal increased risk of heart disease**
Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms of menopause, have already been shown to interfere with a woman's overall quality of life. A new study shows that, particularly for younger midlife women (age 40-53 years), frequent hot flashes may also signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease.
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**Tunable electric eyeglasses bend to the will of the wearer**
Engineers have developed glasses with liquid-based lenses that “flex” to refocus on whatever the wearer is viewing.
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**Startup says it can make compressed-air energy storage scheme dirt cheap**
Hydrostor Terra A Canadian company called Hydrostor has a new compressed-air energy storage system that it says is half the cost of grid-scale batteries and on par with adding a new natural gas plant to a grid. The system, called Hydrostor Terra, uses electricity when it’s plentiful to compress air and send it underneath the ground into a specially constructed tank. While the system is compressin
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**Collisions generate gas in debris disks**
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**UM-Palmitoylethanolamide can slow down Parkinson's disease**
Parkinson's disease, the most common movement disorder, reportedly afflicts 53 million people and results in about 103,000 deaths globally. The present study was aimed to investigate the efficacy of ultra-micronized palmitoylethanolamde as adjuvant therapy in patients with advanced Parkinson disease.
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**Mapping food color regulations in the EU and the US**
New study suggests that EU and the US companies and consumers have much to gain from closer cooperation on food coloring. Today, food colors are probably the most strictly regulated food ingredients all over the world. However, the rules are not the same everywhere, which could be considered as a barrier to trade as failure to comply with these rules may give rise to claims of adulteration, misbra
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**First 'image' of a dark matter web that connects galaxies**
Researchers have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.
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**Ant agricultural revolution began 30 million years ago in dry, desert-like climate**
Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists have learned about a key transition in their agricultural evolution. This transition allowed the ants to achieve higher levels of complexity in farming, rivaling the agricultural practices of humans. Scientists report that this transit
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**Animals of a Bygone Era**
In her whimsical new book, Swedish artist Maja Säfström presents a collection of remarkable extinct creatures. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Samsung Galaxy S8's Most Hyped Feature Won’t Work At Launch**
Image: Gizmodo Samsung has already botched one of the most important product launches in the company’s history, and it hasn’t even happened yet. Samsung confirmed that its digital assistant—Bixby—will not respond to voice queries when it launches with the new Galaxy S8 later this month. In a statement to Gizmodo, Samsung said: With its intelligent interface and contextual awareness, Bixby will ma
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**Silk clothing offers no benefit for children with eczema, study finds**
Wearing silk clothing offers no additional benefit for children who suffer from moderate to severe eczema, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found.
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**Is there something up with stinky inflatable pool toys?**
Inflatable toys and swimming aids, like bathing rings and arm bands, often have a distinctive smell which could indicate that they contain a range of potentially hazardous substances. Some of these compounds, which include carbonyl compounds, cyclohexanone, phenol and isophorone, might be critical in higher concentrations in children's toys, say Christoph Wiedmer and Andrea Buettner, who are autho
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**Algal residue -- an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters**
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology found that algal residue, the leftover material after extracting oil from algae for biofuel, can be used to produce key industrial chemicals.
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**Combining plasma processes to manufacture three-dimensional components**
Plasmas have long been used in industry to clean surfaces or to process them such that materials like paints or glues adhere to them more effectively. The advantage: Chemical pre-treatment with solvents or other substances can be dispensed with. This saves money and is environmentally friendly. The problem: Previously, only flat surfaces could be treated; the plasma simply slid over recesses, cavi
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**Legendary Promoter Peter Shapiro’s Bold Bid to Fix Concerts—for Good**
Peter Shapiro figured out how to bring huge stars into intimate settings. Now he wants to bring the fans online—in a way that actually works. The post Legendary Promoter Peter Shapiro’s Bold Bid to Fix Concerts—for Good appeared first on WIRED .
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**Shoe-string theory: Science shows why shoelaces come untied**
A new study shows why your shoelaces may keep coming untied. A better understanding of knot mechanics is needed for sharper insight into how knotted structures fail under a variety of forces.
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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 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 has been quantified.
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**New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest**
Disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities, new research concludes.
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**Success of sensory cell regeneration raises hope for hearing restoration**
Scientists have regenerated immature auditory hair cells in adult mice by manipulating two genes, suggesting that the research offers clues for better treatment of hearing loss.
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**The US Military Got Lots of Angry Emails After Tweeting That Breitbart Story**
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**Evaluating cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos**
Researchers have developed a new method for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service. Data obtained with this method could help determine which locations should be used for tourism or targeted for environmental protection.
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**Abundance of DNA evidence not enough to prevent wrongful convictions**
As we enter an era in which DNA evidence is routinely used in criminal investigations, errors that led to wrongful convictions—including mistakes later corrected with DNA tests—may seem to be fading into history. This, however, isn't true, says law and criminal justice professor Daniel Medwed, who edited the book, Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution, which was published last month.
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**Foldable silicon-based electronics overcome fragility problem**
(Phys.org)—Researchers have developed a method for fabricating silicon-based electronics that can be stretched and folded without damage, circumventing the problem of extreme fragility that ultra-thin flexible silicon materials traditionally face.
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**The Simple Math behind Crunching the Sizes of Crowds**
How large was the crowd at the recent U.S. presidential inauguration? Or the inauguration eight years ago? Keep on reading to find out how crowd sizes are estimated -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**These sharks don’t avoid hanging out with people**
New research finds human-shark interactions can take place without long-term effects on the sharks. A multimillion-dollar global industry exists in response to scuba divers’ interest in getting face time with the ocean predators. Options include cage diving with white sharks in South Africa and Guadeloupe Island; shark feeding in the Bahamas, Mexico, or Fiji; and diving with huge schools of hamme
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**Three new species of extinct South American marsupials discovered**
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. Fossils of the new species were found at Quebrada Honda, a high elevation fossil site in southern Bolivia, and are among the youngest known palaeothentid fossils.
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**Nuclear transfer of mitochondrial DNA in colon and rectal cancer**
Patients with colon and rectal cancer have somatic insertions of mitochondrial DNA into the nuclear genomes of the cancer cells, UAB researchers report in the journal Genome Medicine. In a companion paper in Analytical Biochemistry, researchers describe a molecular tool to rapidly detect and analyze insertion of mitochondrial DNA into the genomes of cells.
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**UBC researchers connect common fats to a lazy lifestyle and diabetes**
A UBC researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such as diabetes.
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**Mayo, ASU program helps mothers in medical professions lower stress and beat burnout**
Mothers who work as health care professionals, such as physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, can reduce their stress levels and burnout significantly by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study by researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic.
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**Super sensitive devices work on recycling atoms**
Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to University of Queensland and University of Sussex research.Theoretical physicist Dr. Stuart Szigeti, of UQ's School of Mathematics and Physics, said future precision sensing technology would exploit unusual effects of quantum mechanics.
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**New research reveals that college students study best later in the day**
The University of Nevada, Reno and The Open University in the United Kingdom used a survey-based, empirical model and a neuroscience-based, theoretical model to analyze the learning patterns of college students to determine optimum times when cognitive performance can be expected to be at its peak. The study showed that much later starting times of after 11 a.m. or noon, result in the best learnin
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**Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template**
In a recent study, a team of researchers from Argonne, the University of Chicago and MIT has developed a new way to create some of the world's thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment.
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**Technology to improve rockfall analysis on cliffs could save money, lives**
Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new, automated technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs onto roads and areas below, which should speed and improve this type of risk evaluation, help protect public safety and ultimately save money and lives.
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**The research on hot-desking and activity-based work isn't so positive**
A recent survey of 400 multinational corporations found that two-thirds plan to implement shared-desk workplaces by 2020. But research shows these arrangements have a range of outcomes, many of which are negative.
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**GRAFIK: Hvad er en stamcelle?**
Det er svært at se på en celle, at det er en stamcelle. Men cellen har nogle unikke træk, der gør den vildt spændende for forskerne.
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**Some Beautiful Nerd Built a Motorized, Rotating Monitor Stand to Save His Neck**
Ultra-wide monitors are great for watching movies, viewing photos, or playing video games, but terrible for reading web pages and long documents. That’s why many of them can be rotated—but why waste all that energy turning a screen when you can build an impossibly nerdy, over-engineered monitor stand to do it for you? That’s what Robert Johnson of YouTube’s Making Stuff channel did. He designed a
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**CRISPR’s Seedless Tomato, Taming Trolls, and the Future Mall—The Download, April 12, 2017**
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**3-D printing helps surgeons sharpen their craft**
Surgical training is one more way that researchers are using 3-D printing to advance the quality of care. 3-D printed simulations of lifelike body parts allow surgeons in training the opportunity to practice complex surgeries before assisting with the real thing.
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**Zunum’s Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make Electric Flight a Reality**
Zunum Aero wants to remake aviation with the Chevy Volt of planes. The post Zunum's Hybrid Jet Could Finally Make Electric Flight a Reality appeared first on WIRED .
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**People find changes in user interfaces annoying**
Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede use.
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**Amazon aims to help parents monitor—and talk to—kids**
Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company's Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch.
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**Florida manatees likely to persist for at least 100 years**
Florida's iconic manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, so long as wildlife managers continue to protect the marine mammals and their habitat, a new study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found.
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**Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi Hints There's Something Weird About the Doctor's Next Regeneration**
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**Florida manatees likely to persist for at least 100 years -- US Geological Survey**
Florida's manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, a study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found.
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**Researchers develop predictive model measuring nitrous oxide emissions in streams, rivers**
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**Is there room for broadband in the Trump infrastructure agenda?**
A promise to restore America's crumbling infrastructure was a key part of President Donald Trump's campaign speeches. He pledged to rebuild America's roads and bridges, ports and highways, which are undoubtedly in need of repair. Less clear in his speeches – and in these early days of his administration – is what importance he gives broadband internet, an equally essential infrastructure in our 21
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**Vaccinating pregnant women protects newborns from whooping cough**
Pregnant women who receive the pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccine pass on to their new-borns immunity to the potentially deadly bacterial infection.
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**How a $5 Million Launch Vehicle Could Transform the Satellite Business**
Image: RocketLab Sixty million dollars. That’s roughly how much it costs to send a payload to orbit on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. It’s actually a bargain for space, but it’s far more than University of Central Florida physicist Julie Brisset, who seeks to study the early stages of planet formation in microgravity, can afford. She’s one of countless researchers unable to access the low gravity labo
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**Are These Trilobite Eggs?**
Mystery of trilobite reproduction may at last be solved -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Causeway to catastrophe for Saint Lucia's endangered wildlife**
Plans to link offshore island refuge to mainland would spell disaster for the world's rarest snake and other threatened species.
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**Mapping food colour regulations in the EU and the US**
How we perceive what we eat and drink is greatly influenced by food's colour, which can be either natural, or enhanced in the production process. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), in close collaboration with the University of Stuttgart, has reviewed legislation applicable to food colours in the EU and the US. The review highlights the most important differences and suggests wa
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**Improved corrosion protection with flake-type particles of zinc-phosphate**
Large quantities of steel are used in architecture, bridge construction and ship-building. Structures of this type are intended to be long-lasting. Furthermore, even in the course of many years, they should not lose any of their qualities regarding strength and safety. For this reason, the steel plates and girders used must have extensive and durable protection against corrosion. In particular, th
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**Cellular imaging technique reveal functions of uncharacterized genes or disease-associated gene variants**
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Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with The Australian National University have discovered the deadly fungus Parastagonospora nodorum invades wheat plants by producing a herbicide compound (elsinochrome) which kills plant cells when they are exposed to light.
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Every 20 years or so —the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how can it be fixed? The discussion, moreover, almost always starts the same way. Having extricated itself with some success from a costly war, the United States then embraces a scaled-down foreign policy, the better to avoid overcommitme
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How can you tell if an individual is expressing sexual interest? With males, it's usually quite obvious and can be anything from lavish theatrical displays of song and dance to downright relentless insistence. Females, on the other hand, are far more subtle, to the degree that very similar behaviours can have opposite intentions.
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Previously, scientists have suggested that agricultural irrigation affects mean climate in several regions of the world. New evidence now shows that this cooling influence is even more pronounced when it comes to climate extremes.
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**Weed scientist finds slight rise in herbicide chronic toxicity**
A University of Wyoming weed scientist—frustrated with the noise surrounding genetically modified organisms and glyphosate use—analyzed data to see for himself if biotech adoption has had a negative or positive effect on herbicide use.
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Using state-of-the-art drilling technology, engineers have dug more than 4.5 km below the earth's surface in an attempt to harness the endless geothermal energy inside our planet.
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When it comes to greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide tends to steal the spotlight—but new research in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals how scientists have developed a new, predictive tool to estimate nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from rivers and streams around the world. N2O, a greenhouse gas with 300 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide, persists fo
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Pacific Northwest engineers have developed a new, automated technology to analyze the potential for rockfalls from cliffs onto roads and areas below, which should speed and improve this type of risk evaluation, help protect public safety and ultimately save money and lives.
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**Scientists develop platform to investigate therapeutic nanomaterials**
Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a novel testing platform to assess, in real time, the efficacy of nanomaterials in regulating gene expression. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help to facilitate preclinical investigations and optimize nanotherapeutics for cancers before they reach clinical trials.
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**New sensor devices recycle atoms**
Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to University of Queensland and University of Sussex research.
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**New technique for designing and manufacturing heat shields under study**
A fresh approach to designing and manufacturing heat-thwarting thermal protection systems (TPS) for spacecraft is being developed and tested, offering the promise of fabricating larger tile sizes while reducing labor, cost and waste.
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**Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices**
A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of researchers.
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Although Laura Abrams and Dr. Elizabeth Barnert come from opposite ends of the UCLA campus, their work in their respective academic professions meets at the intersection of health and juvenile justice.
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**Groundwater overuse has permanently reduced San Joaquin Valley's water storage ability**
Decades of over-pumping groundwater have irreversibly altered clay layers in parts of California's Central Valley, causing the ground to sink and permanently reducing its capacity to store water, a new satellite remote sensing study shows.
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**Non-flammable graphene membrane developed for safe mass production**
University of Arkansas researchers have discovered a simple and scalable method for turning graphene oxide into a non-flammable and paper-like graphene membrane that can be used in large-scale production.
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**How some battery materials expand without cracking**
When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside. Ions, which are atoms or molecules that have an electric charge, travel from one of the battery's electrodes to the other, making the electrodes shrink and swell. In fact, it's been a longstanding mystery why fairly brittle electrode materials don't crack under the strain of these exp
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**Dieting causes epigenetic changes during ageing**
Reduced food consumption extends the lifespan of many organisms, including primates. The biology behind how this is achieved, however, is not yet fully understood. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research CECAD, Cologne, Germany, as well as the Babraham Institute in Cambridge have now found that in mice, dietary restriction trig
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