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Madeline Johnson comes from a family of scientists. Her father studied aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her brother has a Ph.D. in particle physics. But Johnson, a 2014 graduate from Skidmore College, studied ceramics. “I am the only artistic person in my entire extended family,” Johnson says. “That’s what made me happy.” Despite her arts education, Johnson w
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In 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts made a sweeping declaration about the state of voting rights in America. “Our country has changed,” he wrote in his majority opinion in Shelby County v. Holder , “and while any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions.” With those words, Roberts and four
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**How Donnie Darko Captures the Spirit of Lent**
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**Why Did the U.S. Use the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan?**
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**Global partners could consider extending life of ISS**
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When a molecule of water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it sometimes breaks up and forms a pair of molecule fragments known as hydroxyls. But scientists had not been able to show how often the breakup happened. Now, researchers have determined that water is only slightly more likely to stay in one piece as it binds to the catalyst surface than it is to form the hydro
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When water comes in for a landing on the common catalyst titanium oxide, it splits into hydroxyls just under half the time. Water's oxygen and hydrogen atoms shift back and forth between existing as water or hydroxyls, and water has the slightest advantage, like the score in a highly competitive tennis game.
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**Kent State University at Stark research unravels mysteries of mouthparts of butterflies**
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In middle-age Japanese men and women, losing their job increased their risk of having a stroke and dying of stroke; while a new job increased stroke risk even more, especially in men. While the Japanese work culture is different from the US culture, researchers say the implication is that job security could help reduce stroke risk.
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ANKARA—When Ismail Ok, a minister of the Turkish parliament, broke ranks with his party leadership, he knew what would come next. In January, Ok’s party, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), announced its alliance with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The move helped secure the parliamentary votes necessary to set a constitutional referendum
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**How the Syria Strike Flipped the U.S.-Russia Power Dynamic**
MOSCOW—The American airstrike on the Shayrat air base in Syria didn’t do all that much. A day and 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles later, Bashar al-Assad was still in power, his planes were still taking off from Shayrat , still flying and still dropping bombs and killing people in the same areas of Idlib Province where a sarin gas attack killed more than 80 people last week. What the strike did do, th
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**Poem of the Day: ‘Celebration’ by Grace Schulman**
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Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Saturn is having a moment. Today, NASA announced that one of its moons, Enceladus, has the key ingredients to support microbial life. Around the same time, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft dropped some jaw-dropping images of another one of Saturn’s quirky moons, and while this one may not have a subterranean ocean, it sure is an adorable little pasta. On W
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Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of sensitivity.
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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 have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that now are
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U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
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Escaping cycles of poverty may depend on how much a person feels he or she can rely on their local communities, according to research led by Princeton University.
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**US lakes soaking up road salt, some heading toward toxic levels**
Enlarge (credit: Keith ) If you live in snowy climes, you probably have a generally positive attitude toward the trucks that salt the roads since driving conditions are typically safer afterward. The phrase “salting the Earth,” on the other hand, has a decidedly crueler connotation from antiquity—destroying cropland in a way that ensured food could no longer be grown. Although no ancient civiliza
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**Data Analyst Reveals the Secret to Highly Successful Reddit Comments**
Crunching the numbers on the millions upon millions of Reddit comments just to crack the code on upvotes would be difficult work. Thankfully, two software engineers, a Google big data project, and some careful analysis have already done the heavy lifting, revealing the simple trick to getting the top comment in most threads: get there first. Jason Michael Baumgartner of Pushshift.io has been spor
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**25 is 'golden age' for the ability to make random choices**
People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a study.
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**Brain tissue from a petri dish**
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it -- ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. Scientists have now succeeded in turning human stem cells derived from skin samples into tiny, 3-D, brain-like cultures.
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**Battery prototype powered by atmospheric nitrogen**
As the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy. But nitrogen gas doesn't break apart under normal conditions, presenting a challenge to scientists who want to transfer the chemical energy of its triple bond into electricity. Researchers present one approach to capturing atmospheric nitrogen that can be used in a battery.
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**Cognitive and psychosocial function of retired professional hockey players**
Researchers have reported on the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played in the NHL, were free from significant brain impairment on objective testing. Yet the players reported a high level of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges on questionnaires rating subjectiv
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**Here's What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose**
Deaths due to opioid overdoses have risen sharply in the past few years, partly due to a particularly potent drug called fentanyl.
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**Gonorrhea manipulates an anti-infection mechanism in the female reproductive tract**
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, according to new research.
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**Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun**
While it's easy to condense water from humid air, machines that harvest water from drier air require energy. Researchers have created the first water harvester that uses only ambient sunlight. The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air. Sunlight heats the MOF, releasing the water vapor, whi
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**How nature engineered the original rotary motor**
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**Anker's Smallest Bluetooth Headphones Are Back Down To Their Smallest Price**
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**Glasses offer vision of eye damage from diabetes**
A set of snap-together glasses will help doctors demonstrate the effects of diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can result from uncontrolled diabetes and lead to blindness. “Retinopathy is not curable,” says Anna Klineberg, a senior psychology major at Rice University who worked on the project with her teammates at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. “As soon as you get it, you can’t
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**Strategy of “inconvenience” may be the best way to boost vaccination rates**
Enlarge (credit: Sean Gallup ) No amount of objective discussion or scientific data may ever be enough to convince some people that vaccines are indeed safe and effective at wiping out a slew of hellish and deadly diseases. But what does seem to work at convincing people to vaccinate their children? Bureaucratic hassle. By adding an extra, in-person step to the process of obtaining a vaccination
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**These Are Not Photos of Black Holes**
Is this a birthday cake? (Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ) The Event Horizon Telescope, actually a network of telescopes across the world, has successfully completed its highly-anticipated ten-day-long observation period. Researchers pointed the array of dishes at the center of our galaxy and the M87 galaxy in order to snap pictures of some black holes. That’s really exciting ! It’s awes
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**Crooked bite may indicate early life stress**
Research has shown that the first 1,000 days after conception strongly influence a person's life expectancy and disease susceptibility. The primary marker used to identify early life stress is low birth weight. But low birth weight is a marker only until birth -- far short of a measurement useful for the first thousand days. New research suggests that an asymmetric lower face is a novel marker tha
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**US companies performed 18 percent of R&D outside the United States in 2013**
U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.The total represented 18 percent of US companies' total R&D performance. These same companies spent $323 billion on R&D performed within the United States in 2013.
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**Worldwide survey finds 16 percent rate of acute neurological conditions in critically ill children**
Sixteen percent of children in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) have acute neurological conditions with brain damage due to cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, or other causes, reports an international survey study in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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**T-Mobile dominates spectrum auction, will boost LTE network across US**
Enlarge / T-Mobile's newly acquired spectrum—this map does not show spectrum the company already owned. (credit: T-Mobile USA) T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction that shifted licenses in the 600MHz spectrum band from TV broadcasters to the cellular industry. T-Mobile will pay $7.99 billion for 1,525 licenses spread throughout the country, according to the results announced today .
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**Sean Spicer Throws In the Towel**
When the president of the United States makes several major shifts on policy in the course of the week, it’s bound to raise a series of questions. Luckily, there’s someone whose job is to answer those questions, giving the press information about the president’s thinking and direction: the White House press secretary. Related Story The Education of Donald J. Trump At least in theory. Sean Spicer
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**'I’m Moving You to BCC'**
Have you ever been on an email chain, conversing pleasantly with colleagues and/or friends, and been suddenly informed that you have been “moved to BCC”? Was the announcement a tad startling? Maybe a bit confusing? Did the tiny part of you that remains a self-conscious tween wonder whether you had really just been informed that the party was over, while the party was so obviously still going on?
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**Nintendo hates money, discontinues the NES Classic**
You won't see these new packages on store shelves after April, according to Nintendo. Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of the 30-game NES Classic Edition plug-and-play system by the end of the month, even though retailers have been unable to keep the system on store shelves for pretty much the entirety of its six-month run on the market so far. In a statement provided to IGN ,
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**Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations**
Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced declines of animal numbers was lacking so far. A study now fills this gap. An international team of ecologists and environmental scientists found that bird and mammal populations were reduced within 7 and 40 km of hunters' access points, such as roads and settlements.
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**Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems**
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways.
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**New crispr-based diagnostic platform unveiled**
A team of scientists has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for a transformative effect on research and global public health.
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**Scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus**
Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material erupting from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates that the hydrogen is best explained by chemical reactions between the moon's rocky core and warm water from its subsurface ocean. The SwRI-led team's discovery suggests that Enceladus' ocean floor
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**Scientists unveil CRISPR-based diagnostic platform**
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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. The researchers looked at all available studies on body mass index (BMI) and migraine.
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**Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic**
Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic, discovered an astounding number of methane seep mounds in Cretaceous age sediments.
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**Policymakers 'flying blind' into the future of work**
Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).
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**$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service (Update)**
Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks.
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**Trust in local community leads to better long-term decisions among the poor**
Research led by Princeton University finds that low-income individuals who trust their communities make better long-term financial decisions. This is likely because citizens rely on friends and neighbors for financial support rather than quick fixes like payday loans, which further indebt them.
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**Study examines impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home and birth center births**
Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks -- being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section -- tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found.
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**Legislation allowing warrantless student phone searches dies for now**
Enlarge (credit: Maria del Mar Portal/Getty Images) In January, a California lawmaker introduced legislation, backed by school administrators, that would give K-12 school administrators broad powers to search the phones and electronic devices of their students without a warrant. On Wednesday, AB165 met its death, at least for now, after intense lobbying by more than 60 groups (PDF), including eve
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**Plants Glow All the Time. We Just Don’t Usually See It.**
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**Are Video Games Keeping You Unemployed?**
Photo by Anton Porsche . Video games keep getting more complex and visually appealing, so it’s no wonder more people are drawn to them nowadays . But this new era of compelling digital entertainment could have a dark side for unemployed young men. It might sound like something an old man shouts from his rocking chair, but kids these days appear to be more interested in escapism than diving into t
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**What the Gig Economy Looks Like Around the World**
An Uber driver making $3 an hour . A Homejoy housecleaner admitting to living in a shelter . A Fiverr advertisement seeking workers whose drug of choice is “ sleep deprivation .” Stories of the misery of the American gig economy abound. It turns out the problem might be global. In a three-year investigation , researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Pretoria spoke with scores
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**Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space**
The world's most experienced spacewoman said Thursday she's thrilled to get an extra three months off the planet.
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**Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch**
Tesla founder Elon Musk said Thursday the electric car startup is set to launch its first semi-truck in September, moving for the first time into that segment.
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**Computer scientists are developing a ‘master’ fingerprint that could unlock your phone**
Technology But questions remain Fingerprint readers, like the TouchID on an iPhone, exist to make your device extra secure while keeping the process of unlocking it easy. But can they be hacked with a…
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**Birth risks rise at this point in a doctor’s day**
The number of hours an obstetrician has been on the clock before an unscheduled delivery significantly influences risks to the mother and unborn baby, researchers report. Previous studies have considered adverse outcomes in relation to the day of the week and the time of the day at which the delivery occurred, but this is the first study to examine where the delivery falls during a doctor’s shift
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**BRIEF: A Real-life Moisture Vaporator**
BRIEF: A Real-life Moisture Vaporator Researchers have built a passive, solar-powered device that can harvest water straight out of the air. DesertWater2_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: rkit via Pixabay Technology Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 14:45 Catherine Meyers, Editor (Inside Science) -- On the fictional Star Wars planet Tatooine, moisture farmers erect tall white structures called vaporators to
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**Banning trans fats may cut these hospital stays**
People living in places with laws banning or limiting trans fats in foods have fewer hospitalizations for stroke and heart attack than people living in places without these restrictions, a new study suggests. Trans fatty acids, or trans fats, are commonly found in foods such as chips, crackers, fried foods, and baked goods. Minimal amounts of trans fat intake are linked to greater risk of cardiov
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**Yes, you can improve your memory. Here's how.**
Health Think like a memory athlete "Memory athletes” effectively develop new neural connections throughout the brain. Here's how you can learn the same techniques.
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**Teaching load could put female scientists at career disadvantage**
Male scientists in the United Kingdom report teaching less than their female counterparts, while women and minorities tend to feel disadvantaged in their careers. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21839
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**Study of US opioid users shows Venebio's overdose risk index to have 90% accuracy**
A recent study published in Pain Medicine validates the strong performance of Venebio Group's risk index tool -- Venebio Opioid Advisor (VOA) -- at predicting the likelihood of a life-threatening overdose in patients taking a prescription opioid.
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**SwRI scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn's moon Enceladus**
Scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have discovered hydrogen gas in the plume of material spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. Analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft indicates that the hydrogen is best explained by chemical reactions between the moon's rocky core and warm water from its subsurface ocean. The SwRI-led team's discovery suggests that Enceladus' ocean floor
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**Watch Star Wars Celebration's Touching Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Cry All the Tears**
Today, Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Orlando—but one very special member of the Star Wars cast, the dearly missed Carrie Fisher, could not be there to stand alongside her fellow actors. Instead, we have this beautiful tribute to a mother, a princess, a general, and a hero beloved by all. Played at the end of this year’s 40th anniversary panel, the tribute, accompanied by messages from Georg
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**Small Saturn moon has most of conditions needed to sustain life, Nasa says**
Space organization finds that hydrogen erupts out of underground ocean on Enceladus, meaning it has the water, chemistry and energy sources life requires A tiny moon of Saturn has most of the conditions necessary for life, Nasa announced on Thursday, unveiling a discovery from an underground ocean that makes the world a leading candidate for organisms as humans know them. Scientists stressed that
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**Here's A Video Of A Lucid Air Prototype Going 217 MPH**
Photo: Lucid Lucid Motors showed it wanted to be taken serious last month, when the start-up announced the base model for its electric sedan will have a starting price under $60,000. To coincide with this week’s auto show in New York, the company unveiled the Alpha Speed Car prototype of the Air—and this thing can move: 217 miles per hour. Now that Lucid’s done taking videos of the Air drifting o
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**The Medical Uses of Maggots**
In the summer of 1986, Thomas Kaufman was waiting in the lunch line at a research conference devoted to Drosophila —more commonly known as fruit flies. A fellow biologist informed him that the California Institute of Technology was interested in getting rid of its huge inventory of flies—insects that are used in scientific studies and distributed to researchers upon request. “I said, ‘maybe we co
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**Carbon Emissions Fell During Obama's Last Year in Office**
If there’s one chart that sums up the state of the energy economy in Barack Obama’s last year in office—that captures the progress of the last few years and the pain of what’s to come—it might be this one: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector Data is independently collected by the EIA. The y-axis is in million metric tons. (EIA) Let’s explain why. Earlier this week, the U.S. Energy Information
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**We're not saying it's wrong, but you sleep with your smartphone**
Admit it, you're really into your smartphone.
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**Muons Bring New Physics within Reach**
A new experiment to measure the behavior of muons in magnetic fields could reveal unknown particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus**
The same sorts of chemical reactions that sustain life near deep-sea hydrothermal vents here on Earth could be occurring within Enceladus' subsurface ocean, a new study suggests.
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**How eels might hitch a ride to Europe**
Animals They may use massive magnetic maps to navigate European eels may have magnetic maps that they use to navigate. Read on.
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**New study reveals highest risk profiles for opioid overdose**
Individuals suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) or depression are among those at highest risk for a serious prescription opioid overdose, according to a study published in Pain Medicine.
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**Scientists unveil CRISPR-based diagnostic platform**
A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for
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**Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems**
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways.
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**Deciphering plant immunity against parasites**
Nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture since they parasitize important crops such as wheat, soybean, and banana; but plants can defend themselves. Researchers at Bonn University, together with collaborators from the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, identified a protein that allows plants to recognize a chemical signal from the worm and initiate immune responses against the invaders. This disco
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**How nature engineered the original rotary motor**
To function properly and propel the bacterium, the flagellum requires all of its components to fit together to exacting measurements. In a study published today in Science, University of Utah researchers report the eludication of a mechanism that regulates the length of the flagellum's 25 nanometer driveshaft-like rod and answers a long-standing question about how cells are held together.
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**Bacterial supermachine reveals streamlined protein assembly line**
In a paper published in Science, biochemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany have revealed the defined architecture of what is called the 'expressome.'
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**Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun**
While it's easy to condense water from humid air, machines that harvest water from drier air require energy. UC Berkeley and MIT researchers have created the first water harvester that uses only ambient sunlight. The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air. Sunlight heats the MOF, releasing
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**Harnessing CRISPR for rapid detection of viral and bacterial infection**
Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of sensitivity.
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**AI systems exhibit gender and racial biases when learning language**
As artificial intelligence systems 'learn' language from existing texts, they exhibit the same biases that humans do, a new study reveals. The results not only provide a tool for studying prejudicial attitudes and behavior in humans, but also emphasize how language is intimately intertwined with historical biases and cultural stereotypes.
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**Hunting by humans significantly reduces bird and mammal populations**
In tropical forests, bird and mammal populations are significantly lower -- 53 percent and 82 percent respectively -- in areas where hunting occurs, a new study finds. In many forests that appear structurally undisturbed, hunting can exert a major pressure on wildlife, causing large declines in populations.
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**Cassini detects hydrothermal processes on one of Saturn's moons**
In 2015, during the Cassini spacecraft's deepest-ever dive into the plume of spray that emanates from cracks in the south polar region of the ice-covered Saturnian moon Enceladus, instruments detected the presence of molecular hydrogen in the plume vapor.
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**Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs to shed light on genetic diseases**
A research group led by a Waseda University professor became the first in the world to unveil the three-dimensional structure of an overlapping dinucleosome, a newly discovered chromatin structural unit. This may explain how nucleosome repositioning occurs and provide valuable information for understanding chromatin dynamics during transcription and developing drugs to treat genetic diseases.
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**Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations**
Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced declines of animal numbers was lacking so far. A study published in Science on April 14 fills this gap. An international team of ecologists and environmental scientists found that bird and mammal populations were reduced within 7 and 40 km of hunters' access points, such
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**Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries**
After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. Risk factors for contracting cholera in Ben Tre province of Vietnam include drinking iced tea or unboiled water and having a water source near a toilet, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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**25 is 'golden age' for the ability to make random choices**
People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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**Gonorrhea manipulates an anti-infection mechanism in the female reproductive tract**
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.
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**Company sued EFF over “Stupid Patent of the Month;” EFF now flips the script**
Enlarge / In June 2016, EFF posted this diagram to show GEMSA's patent on the left, and how it bears little resemblance to Airbnb's interface. (credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation ) The Electronic Frontier Foundation has sued an Australian company that it previously dubbed as a "classic patent troll" in a June 2016 blog post entitled: " Stupid Patent of the Month: Storage Cabinets on a Compute
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**Anything Living On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Might Belch Methane**
Saturn's moon is just bursting with surprises. The post Anything Living On Saturn's Moon Enceladus Might Belch Methane appeared first on WIRED .
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**Saturn’s Moon Habitable? Molecular Hydrogen Found in Enceladus’ Plume | Video**
NASA’s Cassini probe’s deep dive through the plume has delivered a significant find. The discovery of molecular hydrogen (H2) is a major step in understanding whether or not Enceladus is habitable.
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**New insights into 'ocean worlds' in our solar system**
Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. Scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, and researchers also report additional evidence of plumes erupting
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**The Icy Plumes Shooting Out of Saturn’s Moon Just Got Way More Interesting**
Earlier this week, Sarah Hörst, a planetary scientist and professor at Johns Hopkins University, realized the lecture she planned to give her to students on Thursday would be out of date about a half hour after they sat down. Hörst’s class on the introduction to the solar system was scheduled to learn about Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, on the same afternoon NASA was going to hold a big press
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**The Get Down and the Show That Could’ve Been**
When it premiered last summer, Baz Luhrmann’s early-days-of-hip-hop Netflix extravaganza The Get Down was as hyped as any streaming show has ever been. A big-name movie director given hundreds of millions of dollars to craft a musical epic about recent history necessarily generates splashy features and plentiful reviews . But a lot less attention has been paid to the show’s second batch of episod
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**The Guardian view on immortality: not for the faint-hearted | Editorial**
The faithful and the futurologists imagine life without death. But living forever may not be all it’s cracked up to be, and then what? Good Friday seems a suitable day to consider the fact that, in an era in which life expectancy everywhere has almost doubled, humankind is more confused than ever about death. Nearly half of the British population supposes that death is complete annihilation; an al
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**The bright lights of big cities help blackbirds thrive**
Blackbirds do better when they nest near street lights, but all city birds seem to hate the noise
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**Eels May Use 'Magnetic Maps' As They Slither Across The Ocean**
Eels sometimes swim thousands of miles from their birthplace in the Atlantic to rivers and lakes where they live. Researchers say the creatures might use the Earth's magnetic field to find their way. (Image credit: Philippe Garguil/Science Source)
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**What the death of 32-bit iOS could mean for Apple’s hardware and software**
Andrew Cunningham Among many other things , iOS 10.3 makes it clear that the end of the road is near for 32-bit iOS apps. This has been coming for a while—all apps and updates submitted for App Store approval since mid-2015 have needed to include 64-bit support, and Apple has been pledging to purge the App Store of abandonware since last fall. Pretty soon, Apple will simply go one step further an
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**BRIEF: Oceans on Saturn's Moon May Be Habitable For Microbes**
BRIEF: Oceans on Saturn's Moon May Be Habitable For Microbes New analysis of hydrothermal plumes on Enceladus reveals the presence of conditions that could potentially sustain life underneath its icy surface. enceladus-plumes.jpg Artist's concept of hydrothermal activity on Enceladus. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Space Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 14:00 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) --
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**Brain structure, anxiety and negative bias linked in healthy adults**
Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds. They also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light, researchers report.
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**Genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease**
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is currently no cure and treatment options are costly and limited to alleviating symptoms. A new study reveals that the Cd14 gene is a protective factor in experimental inflammatory bowel disease by enhancing
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**Saturn moon 'able to support life'**
Enceladus has the conditions, including a key energy source, to enable microbes to exist, Nasa says.
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**AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals**
Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking gender and racial biases. The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequalities and prejudices
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**Plumes From Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Hint That It Could Support Life**
Data from the Cassini spacecraft suggest that hydrothermal vents could provide ingredients for microbes or other forms of alien life to exist.
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**Food for microbes found on Enceladus**
The underground ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an abundance of molecular hydrogen, which could be an important source of food if microbial life exists there.
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**New tech harvests drinking water from (relatively) dry air using only sunlight**
A prototype device harvests moisture from dry air and separates it into drinkable water using only sunlight.
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**[Research Article] Assembly of embryonic and extraembryonic stem cells to mimic embryogenesis in vitro**
Mammalian embryogenesis requires intricate interactions between embryonic and extraembryonic tissues to orchestrate and coordinate morphogenesis with changes in developmental potential. Here, we combined mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and extraembryonic trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) in a three-dimensional scaffold to generate structures whose morphogenesis is markedly similar to that of natural
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**[Research Article] Complex multifault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, New Zealand**
On 14 November 2016, northeastern South Island of New Zealand was struck by a major moment magnitude (Mw) 7.8 earthquake. Field observations, in conjunction with interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Global Positioning System, and seismology data, reveal this to be one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded. The rupture propagated northward for more than 170 kilometers along both mapped
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**[Review] Transition metal–catalyzed alkyl-alkyl bond formation: Another dimension in cross-coupling chemistry**
Because the backbone of most organic molecules is composed primarily of carbon-carbon bonds, the development of efficient methods for their construction is one of the central challenges of organic synthesis. Transition metal–catalyzed cross-coupling reactions between organic electrophiles and nucleophiles serve as particularly powerful tools for achieving carbon-carbon bond formation. Until recent
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**[Editorial] Research integrity revisited**
The U.S. public and private sectors invest billions of dollars and countless hours of highly skilled labor into scientific research every year, an investment that delivers enormous benefits to society. Integrity is indispensable to the orderly and efficient progress of this research. Regrettably, there have been some well-publicized breakdowns in scientific integrity and reported cases of irreprod
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**[In Brief] News at a glance**
In science news around the world, a repository of ice cores collected from the Canadian Arctic suffers a catastrophic meltdown, a new initiative backed by—among others—the Wikimedia Foundation and the Public Library of Science aims to make citation data in research papers free to both access and reuse, genetic testing company 23andMe gets the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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**[In Depth] On eve of science march, planners look ahead**
As the 22 April March for Science in Washington, D.C., and some 400 sister marches around the world approach, march organizers are already looking toward next steps. For almost 3 months, a team of volunteer coordinators, most of whom have yet to meet in person, have been working around the clock to inspire supporters, negotiate partnerships with dozens of science groups, and raise enough money to
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**[In Depth] Why the rest of the world is marching**
What started out as a march on Washington, D.C., has grown into well over 400 marches in more than 35 countries on 22 April. Science correspondents interviewed more than a dozen international participants from around the world about their reasons to join and their hopes and expectations for the march. Some are worried about science under the Trump administration; others have local concerns; many f
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**[In Depth] Cassini embarks on twilight mission at Saturn**
This month, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has spent the past 13 years exploring Saturn and its moons, will start the beginning of its end, threading the gap between the gas giant and its rings in the first of 22 week-long orbits that will culminate in September with a fiery and fatal plunge into the atmosphere. The Grand Finale, as NASA is calling the forays, should help answer questions about
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**[In Depth] Food for microbes abundant on Enceladus**
In 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spied jets of water ice and vapor erupting into space from fissures on Enceladus, evidence of a salty ocean beneath the saturnian moon's placid icy surface. Now, it turns out that the jets contain hydrogen gas, a sign of ongoing reactions on the floor of that alien sea, according to a new study published this week in Science. Because such chemistry provides energ
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**[In Depth] Personalized tumor vaccines keep cancer in check**
A new approach to fighting cancer that tailors a vaccine to mutated proteins in an individual's tumor is gaining traction. In two small clinical trials, a personalized vaccine appears to have helped prevent early relapses in a total of 12 people with skin cancer. These "neoantigen" vaccines also may have helped several others by boosting the power of a new type of cancer drug that uses a different
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**[In Depth] U.S. report calls for research integrity board**
A report out this week from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges the U.S. research community to up its game in both investigating allegations of research misconduct and promoting ethical behavior—or risk having the government act unilaterally. The report's key recommendation is that universities and scientific societies create, operate, and fund a new, independent, n
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**[In Depth] Giant radio telescope faces downsizing**
The spiraling costs of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), a continent-spanning radio telescope that will ultimately consist of thousands of dishes and antennas deployed across southern Africa and Australia, are forcing planners to scale the observatory back substantially. The project's first phase, known as SKA1, must reduce costs by about 20%, or €150 million, which could mean fewer dishes, fewer
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**[Feature] Epidemic insurance**
In the wake of the West Africa Ebola epidemic that ended in 2015, public health officials, pharmaceutical companies, government scientists, and academic researchers have struggled to improve the way the world responds to outbreaks of emerging infections. The most powerful tool, a vaccine, does not exist for dozens of these diseases and a new push is underway to streamline R&D for these commerciall
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**[Feature] The weather master**
For decades, code devised by Shian-Jiann Lin, a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has powered many of the United States's climate models. Now, his program, which describes with canny accuracy the swirl of air around the globe, will expand into a new domain: the short-term weather forecasts of the National Weather Service. By 2018, Lin's program will power a unified
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**[Perspective] Detecting molecular hydrogen on Enceladus**
Planetary bodies with global oceans are prime targets in the search for life beyond Earth owing to the essential role of liquid water in biochemical reactions that sustain living organisms. In addition to water, life requires energy and a source of essential chemical elements (C, H, N, O, P, and S). Although there is compelling evidence for liquid water and many of the essential elements on severa
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**[Perspective] An AI stereotype catcher**
Those who converse regularly with their smartphones know that the language skills of computing devices have emerged from a lengthy childhood. On page 183 of this issue, Caliskan et al. unveil a new language achievement of artificial intelligence (AI) (1). In large bodies of English-language text, they decipher content corresponding to human attitudes (likes and dislikes) and stereotypes. In additi
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**[Perspective] Allotropy by design—Carbon nanohoops**
The allotropes formed by carbon reflect differences in its bonding: single bonds in diamond, double bonds in graphite and graphene, and triple bonds in polyynes. Fashioning graphene sheets into bowls, monkey saddles, balls, and tubes has led to a number of molecular allotropes of carbon or carbon-rich quasi-allotropes with novel topologies and shapes. A simple ring of carbon can be reduced to prac
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**[Perspective] Eating ecosystems**
The hunting and trade of tropical wildlife is a multibillion dollar enterprise that provides food and livelihoods to millions but is also the single greatest threat to the persistence of our planet's larger mammals and birds (1). Hunting not only directly affects harvested wildlife but also reshapes entire ecosystems and, in some cases, human societies (1–3). It can change food web interactions, e
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**[Perspective] Embryogenesis in a dish**
Stem cells, grown under the right conditions in vitro, have a remarkable ability to undergo differentiation and self-assembly into complex, three-dimensional organoids, similar in anatomical and functional organization to the developing brain, kidney, gut and other tissues (1). On page eaal1810 of this issue, Harrison et al. (2) show that when mouse embryonic stem cells are cultured together with
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**[Perspective] Managing cell and human identity**
Scientific discoveries and new technologies that aim to improve human health challenge our understanding of what it means to be human. Perceptions of being and the boundaries between humans and other species may be disrupted by our potential to manipulate genes and their expression, regulate cellular functions, and replace tissues to improve the quality of life. As we gain a greater understanding
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**[Policy Forum] Terawatt-scale photovoltaics: Trajectories and challenges**
The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's total energy consumption. However, the vision of photovoltaics (PVs) providing a substantial fraction of global electricity generation and total energy demand is far from being realized. What technical, infrastructure, economic, and policy barriers need to be overcome for PVs to grow to the multiple terawatt (TW) scale? We assess realist
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**[Book Review] Embracing the unqualified opinion**
Populism coupled with renewed anti-intellectualism has recently affected leadership in the United States and abroad. The ramifications for the sci­ence community are yet to be understood, but federal research priorities, fund­ing, and innovation may be affected for decades. Two timely new books—Tom Nichol's The Death of Expertise and Dave Levitan's Not a Scientist—grapple with the dangerous discon
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**[Book Review] A river runs through it**
Where the Water Goes traces the flow of the Colorado River from its headwaters in the Colorado Rocky Mountains to its terminus at the Gulf of California in Mex­ico. Part road-trip documentary, part memoir, and part geopolitical and hy­drology lesson, author David Owen's book follows the historical and geographic course of the river, the water it carries, and the lives that depend on it. Author: Ke
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**[Letter] After Chile's fires, reforest private land**
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**[Letter] March for Science: Share your sign**
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**[Letter] Europe's insufficient pollutant remediation**
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**[This Week in Science] Targeting nonviral antigens in viral-driven cancer**
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**[This Week in Science] Hydrothermal processes on Enceladus**
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**[This Week in Science] Stitching a belt out of carbon rings**
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**[This Week in Science] One antibody for all and all antibodies for one**
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**[This Week in Science] Quantifying hunting-induced defaunation**
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**[This Week in Science] An earthquake with a dozen faults**
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**[This Week in Science] In vitro embryogenesis**
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**[This Week in Science] Crustal rock strength from outer space**
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**[This Week in Science] Machines learn what people know implicitly**
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**[This Week in Science] Refined understanding of the preprophase band**
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**[This Week in Science] Making an unbiased library**
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**[This Week in Science] Coupling transcription and translation**
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**[This Week in Science] How the flagellum knows when to stop**
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**[This Week in Science] The evolving Ebola virus host response**
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**[This Week in Science] Adding a twist for enhanced performance**
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**[This Week in Science] Regulatory T cells sans FoxP3**
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**[Editors' Choice] Heavy metals? No problem for this snail**
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**[Editors' Choice] Near and far effects on gene expression**
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**[Editors' Choice] Protectin and resolvin gut inflammation**
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**[Editors' Choice] Mixing up isotopes in evolved stars**
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**[Editors' Choice] Smashing ions to test a theory**
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**[Editors' Choice] YAP is crucial for lung branching morphogenesis**
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**[Research Article] Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes**
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has an ice-covered ocean; a plume of material erupts from cracks in the ice. The plume contains chemical signatures of water-rock interaction between the ocean and a rocky core. We used the Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer onboard the Cassini spacecraft to detect molecular hydrogen in the plume. By using the instrument’s open-source mode, background processes of hydrogen produ
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**[Report] High-performance light-emitting diodes based on carbene-metal-amides**
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) promise highly efficient lighting and display technologies. We introduce a new class of linear donor-bridge-acceptor light-emitting molecules, which enable solution-processed OLEDs with near-100% internal quantum efficiency at high brightness. Key to this performance is their rapid and efficient utilization of triplet states. Using time-resolved spectroscopy,
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**[Report] Imaging the distribution of transient viscosity after the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake**
The deformation of mantle and crustal rocks in response to stress plays a crucial role in the distribution of seismic and volcanic hazards, controlling tectonic processes ranging from continental drift to earthquake triggering. However, the spatial variation of these dynamic properties is poorly understood as they are difficult to measure. We exploited the large stress perturbation incurred by the
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**[Report] Colloidally prepared La-doped BaSnO3 electrodes for efficient, photostable perovskite solar cells**
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) exceeding a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 20% have mainly been demonstrated by using mesoporous titanium dioxide (mp-TiO2) as an electron-transporting layer. However, TiO2 can reduce the stability of PSCs under illumination (including ultraviolet light). Lanthanum (La)–doped BaSnO3 (LBSO) perovskite would be an ideal replacement given its electron mobility and
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**[Report] Synthesis of a carbon nanobelt**
The synthesis of a carbon nanobelt, comprising a closed loop of fully fused edge-sharing benzene rings, has been an elusive goal in organic chemistry for more than 60 years. Here we report the synthesis of one such compound through iterative Wittig reactions followed by a nickel-mediated aryl-aryl coupling reaction. The cylindrical shape of its belt structure was confirmed by x-ray crystallography
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**[Report] Enhancement of Zika virus pathogenesis by preexisting antiflavivirus immunity**
Zika virus (ZIKV) is spreading rapidly into regions around the world where other flaviviruses, such as dengue virus (DENV) and West Nile virus (WNV), are endemic. Antibody-dependent enhancement has been implicated in more severe forms of flavivirus disease, but whether this also applies to ZIKV infection is unclear. Using convalescent plasma from DENV- and WNV-infected individuals, we found substa
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**[Report] The impact of hunting on tropical mammal and bird populations**
Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced defaunation is lacking. We synthesized 176 studies to quantify hunting-induced declines of mammal and bird populations across the tropics. Bird and mammal abundances declined by 58% (25 to 76%) and by 83% (72 to 90%) in hunted compared with unhunted areas. Bird and mammal populations were deple
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**[Report] Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases**
Machine learning is a means to derive artificial intelligence by discovering patterns in existing data. Here, we show that applying machine learning to ordinary human language results in human-like semantic biases. We replicated a spectrum of known biases, as measured by the Implicit Association Test, using a widely used, purely statistical machine-learning model trained on a standard corpus of te
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**[Report] The preprophase band of microtubules controls the robustness of division orientation in plants**
Controlling cell division plane orientation is essential for morphogenesis in multicellular organisms. In plant cells, the future cortical division plane is marked before mitotic entry by the preprophase band (PPB). Here, we characterized an Arabidopsis trm (TON1 Recruiting Motif) mutant that impairs PPB formation but does not affect interphase microtubules. Unexpectedly, PPB disruption neither ab
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**[Report] Single-cell whole-genome analyses by Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI)**
Single-cell genomics is important for biology and medicine. However, current whole-genome amplification (WGA) methods are limited by low accuracy of copy-number variation (CNV) detection and low amplification fidelity. Here we report an improved single-cell WGA method, Linear Amplification via Transposon Insertion (LIANTI), which outperforms existing methods, enabling micro-CNV detection with kilo
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**[Report] Architecture of a transcribing-translating expressome**
DNA transcription is functionally coupled to messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in bacteria, but how this is achieved remains unclear. Here we show that RNA polymerase (RNAP) and the ribosome of Escherichia coli can form a defined transcribing and translating “expressome” complex. The cryo–electron microscopic structure of the expressome reveals continuous protection of ~30 nucleotides of mRNA exten
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**[Report] Nanoscale-length control of the flagellar driveshaft requires hitting the tethered outer membrane**
The bacterial flagellum exemplifies a system where even small deviations from the highly regulated flagellar assembly process can abolish motility and cause negative physiological outcomes. Consequently, bacteria have evolved elegant and robust regulatory mechanisms to ensure that flagellar morphogenesis follows a defined path, with each component self-assembling to predetermined dimensions. The f
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**[Report] Landscape of immunogenic tumor antigens in successful immunotherapy of virally induced epithelial cancer**
Immunotherapy has clinical activity in certain virally associated cancers. However, the tumor antigens targeted in successful treatments remain poorly defined. We used a personalized immunogenomic approach to elucidate the global landscape of antitumor T cell responses in complete regression of human papillomavirus–associated metastatic cervical cancer after tumor-infiltrating adoptive T cell ther
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**[Report] Crystal structure of the overlapping dinucleosome composed of hexasome and octasome**
Nucleosomes are dynamic entities that are repositioned along DNA by chromatin remodeling processes. A nucleosome repositioned by the switch-sucrose nonfermentable (SWI/SNF) remodeler collides with a neighbor and forms the intermediate “overlapping dinucleosome.” Here, we report the crystal structure of the overlapping dinucleosome, in which two nucleosomes are associated, at 3.14-angstrom resoluti
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A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.
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**[Business Office Feature] Webinar | Translational applications in exosome research: From biomarker discovery to drug delivery**
Exosomes—small, membrane-derived extracellular vesicles capable of carrying diverse biological cargo including proteins and microRNAs—have been found in a broad range of biological fluids and appear to be predominantly involved in cell-to-cell communication. Their natural characteristics make them uniquely suited for research and clinical applications, including as biomarkers both for diseases and
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**[Working Life] Skiing for science**
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**Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too**
Artificial intelligence picks up human biases from language, a new study finds.
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**CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts**
SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.
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**25 is 'golden age' for the ability to make random choices**
People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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**How nature engineered the original rotary motor**
The bacterial flagellum is one of nature's smallest motors, rotating at up to 60,000 revolutions per minute. To function properly and propel the bacterium, the flagellum requires all of its components to fit together to exacting measurements. In a study published today in Science, University of Utah researchers report the eludication of a mechanism that regulates the length of the flagellum's 25 n
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**Bacterial supermachine reveals streamlined protein assembly line**
There are many processes that take place in cells that are essential for life. Two of these, transcription and translation, allow the genetic information stored in DNA to be deciphered into the proteins that form all living things, from bacteria to humans to plants.
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**Hunting accounts for 83 and 58 percent declines in tropical mammal and bird populations**
Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic, large-scale estimate of hunting-induced declines of animal numbers has been lacking. A study published in Science on April 14 fills this gap. An international team of ecologists and environmental scientists found that bird and mammal populations were reduced within 7 and 40 km of hunters' access points, such
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**Deciphering plant immunity against parasites**
Nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture since they parasitize important crops such as wheat, soybean, and banana; but plants can defend themselves. Researchers at Bonn University, together with collaborators from the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, identified a protein that allows plants to recognize a chemical signal from the worm and initiate immune responses against the invaders. This disco
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**Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun**
Imagine a future in which every home has an appliance that pulls all the water the household needs out of the air, even in dry or desert climates, using only the power of the sun.
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**Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs to shed light on genetic diseases**
A research group led by Hitoshi Kurumizaka, a professor of structural biology at Waseda University, unveiled the crystal structure of an overlapping dinucleosome, a newly discovered chromatin structural unit. This may explain how nucleosome repositioning occurs and provide valuable information for developing drugs to treat genetic diseases.
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**Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems**
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways. Common machine learning programs, when trained with ordinary human language available online, can acquire cultural biases emb
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**How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe**
A new device that’s powered by sunlight could help solve water scarcity problems.
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**It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life**
Space Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and it's good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.
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**Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has the Basic Ingredients For Life**
Enceladus. (Image: NASA) Saturn’s moon Enceladus features a warm subterranean ocean covered in ice. In an extraordinary new finding, scientists have confirmed the existence of a chemical energy source within this moon’s water that’s capable of sustaining living organisms here on Earth. Enceladus is now officially the best place beyond Earth to look for life. Molecular hydrogen is being produced i
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**These (Real) New Moisture Harvesters Belong on Tatooine**
Image: Screenshot/Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s home planet isn’t the only place in need of moisture farms to harvest water. Here on Earth, with our deserts and droughts, we’ve got tons of folks in need of fresh, drinkable H20. There’s no doubt that many Earthlings are facing a severe water shortage—maybe four billion of us, according to one study. That’s led an international team of scientists to j
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**Food on Enceladus, Old Faithful on Europa Strengthen Case for Finding Alien Life**
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**Protecting Pandas (360 Video)**
Get up close to a giant panda and her cub and learn more about how to protect these amazing creatures. See what a day in a panda’s life is like in this 360 video shot on a Nokia OZO. Disneynature's Born In China opens in theaters on April 21st. See the film opening week and Disney will make a donation in your honor to the World Wildlife Fund to help protect wild pandas. https://www.facebook.com/D
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**Visualizing future doesn't increase delayed gratification**
Scientists found that visualizing the future doesn't cause people to delay gratification but rather increases impulsivity.
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**Married LGBT older adults are healthier, happier than singles, study finds**
Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years -- and in some states for even longer -- but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied the knot, a new study finds.
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**This $7 Tactical Spork Has a Secret Knife Hiding Inside**
I know this “ tactical spork ” is designed for camping, but if I owned one, I’d probably use it at home on a regular basis. The best part is undoubtedly the hidden knife that uses the spork handle as a sheath, but the $7 price tag is a close second. Just don’t try to bring it on an airplane.
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**Drones Study Volcano’s Activity from Above | Video**
Thanks to drones, researchers could collect measurements from directly within a volcano’s ash clouds, and gather visual and thermal images of the summit.
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**The week in wildlife – in pictures**
Ducks, red deer, cherry blossoms and leopards in the hill forests of Myanmar are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
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**Policymakers 'flying blind' into the future of work**
Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new study.
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**Master switch turns on silent biosynthetic gene clusters**
Scientists have discovered a global regulator in the model bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis that 'switches on' many silent clusters at once, unleashing their full ability to make possible drug candidate natural products.
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**New Tools Needed to Track Technology’s Impact on Jobs, Panel Says**
The nation is “flying blind” into a new era of automation and artificial intelligence, the authors of a National Academies study warned.
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**New processors are now blocked from receiving updates on old Windows**
Enlarge We knew Microsoft was planning to block installation of Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on systems with Intel 7th Generation Core processors (more memorably known as Kaby Lake ) and AMD Ryzen systems; we just weren't sure when. Now, the answer appears to be "this month." Users of new processors running old versions of Windows are reporting that their updates are being blocked. The block means t
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**Wild heart: urban wild boars prefer natural food resources**
Different than expected, wild boars do not come to Berlin in order to use garbage or other anthropogenic food resources. In fact, also in the city they predominantly consume natural resources.
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**Worsening heart failure: Goal should be symptom relief?**
In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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**Human cognitive map scales according to surroundings**
A new study refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.
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**Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer**
Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign of cancer, with unprecedented resolution.
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**Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic**
Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes Island, Canadian High Arctic, discovered an astounding number of methane seep mounds in Cretaceous age sediments.
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**Scenes From Holy Week**
This week, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus Christ—his return to Jerusalem, his crucifixion, and his resurrection. Families attend church services, hooded penitents take part in processions, and artists and families decorate Easter eggs. In Catholic Passion plays, participants depict Jesus’s trial and death. Other local rituals draw
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**The Grand Finale in James Weldon Johnson’s ‘Go Down, Death’**
In 1927, the year before my grandmother was born, James Weldon Johnson published a book of poems with the intent of preserving the oral tradition of old-time black preachers. Johnson wrote that he wanted to capture the “tempo of the preacher” without using black dialect––the resulting collection, God’s Trombones , mimics the soulful intonations of a sermon, but within the confines of verse. This
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**Why the University of California Is Appealing the CRISPR Patent Decision**
So it continues. In February, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided in favor of the Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which has been battling for years with the University of California over patents for the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, often shorthanded as CRISPR. On Thursday, the University of California filed its an appeal, as many expected
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**Like Twitter But Hate the Trolls? Try Mastodon**
Mastodon is an experiment in whether individually moderated communities can make a social network like Twitter more civil. The post Like Twitter But Hate the Trolls? Try Mastodon appeared first on WIRED .
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**Review: YouTube TV could use some more time in production**
You've probably used YouTube to watch short clips from Hollywood films, instructional videos or goofy home-made movies. Now you can use it to watch something else: live and recorded cable programming.
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**How Can The Colorado River Continue To Support 36 Million People In 7 States?**
New Yorker staff writer David Owen says that convoluted legal agreements and a patchwork of infrastructure determine how water from the Colorado is allocated. His new book is Where The Water Goes.
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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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**Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals**
In order to have a good chance of meeting the limits set by the Paris Agreement, it will be necessary to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving carbon sinks, with net emissions peaking in the next 10 years, according to a new study.
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**When it comes to reading, kindergarten is the new first grade**
A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger age, but the study also revealed where gaps remain -- especially in more advanced reading skills.
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**What Doesn't Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids**
Emergency room doctors are just beginning to study a new kind of casualty in the opioid epidemic — patients who survive an overdose, but walk away with brain damage, kidney failure or dead muscle. (Image credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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**US Forces Just Dropped Their Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb for the First Time**
Image: Wikicommons Citing military sources, CNN reports the United States just dropped a 30-foot-long bomb with a blast yield equivalent to 11 tons of TNT on suspected ISIS targets in Afghanistan. Nicknamed MOAB (short for “Mother of All Bombs”), the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb in America’s arsenal. This is the first time a MOAB has been used in combat. Details of the attack remain spa
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**Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered**
EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular. So-called anti-EGFR antibodies are used in the treatment of bowel cancer patients, to inhibit EGFR. However, for reasons that are not yet clear, not all patients benefit from this treatment. This could be due to the fact that EGFR is not
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**Tending the caregivers**
Mothers who work as healthcare professionals – physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners – can significantly reduce their stress levels and burnout by participating in close supportive groups at work, according to a new study. The shared experiences in these support groups provide a wealth of nurturance for the women.
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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.
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**Policymakers 'flying blind' into the future of work**
Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).
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**Annotated photos highlight long-term international collaboration in atmospheric sciences**
International cooperation is an essential prerequisite for long-term success in atmospheric sciences, an enterprise of global scale by its very nature. Annotated group photographs from two workshops, separated by no less than 95 years, underscore the human(e) dimension of scientific endeavours
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**New York City's trans fat ban really did keep people out of the hospital**
Health Heart attacks and strokes declined New York City's trans fat ban has lead to a reduction in hospitalizations for strokes and heart attacks. Read on.
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**March for Science Organizers to Kickstart New Social Movement**
On the eve of the March for Science, organizers have started hinting about what they plan to do next.
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**Amber Tomb Trapped Ancient, Termite-Loving Beetles**
Scientists recently found tiny beetles resembling horseshoe crabs trapped in amber dating back 99 million years.
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Images: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo Three years ago, Kevin Bates created a Tetris -playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy , Bates has finally delivered an officiall
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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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**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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**Bistatic laser monitor sees through fire**
The creation of new materials is often accompanied with powerful illumination. Scientists are designing an advanced bistatic laser monitor that enables observing high-speed processes hidden by background lighting, e.g. at welding. The newly developed two-laser monitor makes it possible to obtain better images and even to observe X-ray processes from a safe distance.
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**Nearly two billion people depend on imported food**
Researchers show empirically: when population pressure increases, food is imported. The big issue, say authors of a new report, is that people may not even be aware that they have chosen dependency on imports over further investment in local production or curbing demand.
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**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 leveled 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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**Visualizing future doesn't increase delayed gratification, Penn study shows**
Joseph Kable and Trishala Parthasarathi of the University of Pennsylvania found that visualizing the future doesn't cause people to delay gratification but rather increases impulsivity.
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**Think you can handle your alcohol? Study may urge some drinkers to think again**
Heavy drinkers develop behavioral tolerance to alcohol over time on some fine motor tasks, but not on more complex tasks, suggests a study.
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**Study of Ebola patient traces disease progression and recovery**
Analysis of daily gene activation in a patient with severe Ebola virus disease 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.
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**Meta-analysis muddle: reviews of evidence are too often flawed**
Pooling many studies to get at the truth of which food is healthy or which pills work is being let down by bias and bad data, says John Ioannidis
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**New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat**
A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy.
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**Citizen scientists help identify shorebird extinction threat**
A major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia has been identified by researchers. Australian shorebirds were under threat due to the degradation and destruction of mudflats thousands of kilometers away in north-east Asia, they say.
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**Study links brain structure, anxiety and negative bias in healthy adults**
Healthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds. They also tend to view neutral or even positive events in a negative light, researchers report.
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**Bay Area: Join us 4/19 to talk about privacy and police surveillance**
Enlarge (credit: OPD) How does a city like Oakland deal with real crime issues while not repeating the past excesses of police surveillance? Our guest for Episode 12 of Ars Technica Live, happening next Wednesday, April 19, is Bruce Stoffmacher of the Oakland Police Department. Stoffmacher will be discussing how the city balances privacy interests with the needs of law enforcement. Prior to worki
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**What Is Rep. Duncan Hunter Up to on the World Wide Web?**
Image: Jim Cooke/FMG, photo: Getty On March 28, 265 members of Congress voted to repeal a set of Obama-era privacy rules that would have stopped internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing data to advertisers without your consent. Popular arguments against this rule change include “protecting privacy” and “respecting consumers.” Popular arguments for it are harder to come by, but
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**Getting High-School Grads Into the Closed-Off World of Tech**
SAN JOSE—On a recent weekday, an unlikely crew of 18-to-24 year-olds gathered in a classroom in an office building, proving wrong a mantra often heard in economic development: Training programs aren’t effective at getting people good jobs. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the students, mostly minorities from poor families, will tinker with computers, hone their e-mail skills,work on PowerPoint presentation
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**The Education of Donald J. Trump**
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal , President Trump made a remarkable admission. He was describing his conversations with President Xi Jinping of China, whose nation he had insisted could solve the North Korean nuclear standoff easily if only it set its minds to it. Xi argued otherwise, Trump recalled : He then went into the history of China and Korea. Not North Korea, Korea. And
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**Auto show: High-priced, high-power super cars; a Tesla rival**
Thursday at the New York International Auto Show was a day for automakers that sell to the wealthiest of car buyers to show their high-powered stuff. Prices for these cars range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to the millions. A potential competitor for Lucid also showed off its electric car for the first time at an auto show.
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**This Is the Best Music Video I've Seen in Years**
After too many years on the internet,I thought nothing could surprise me any more. And then I saw this face-melting Cassius music video. My face actually melted into a beautiful puddle of tears and teeth. Yours will, too. Just watch.
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**Let's Make Tax Day a Month Earlier**
Research shows that the shorter the deadline, the more motivated people are to meet it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Brain tissue from a petri dish**
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it -- ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have now succeeded in turning human stem cells derived from skin samples into tiny, 3-D, brain-like cultures.
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**New material could save time and money in medical imaging and environmental remediation**
Chemists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a material that holds the key to cheap, fast and portable new sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to detect.
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**Green IT: New switching process in non-volatile spintronics devices**
Physicists achieved a robust and reliable magnetization switching process by domain wall displacement without any applied fields. The effect is observed in tiny asymmetric permalloy rings and may pave the way to extremely efficient new memory devices. The results have been published in Physical Review Applied, highlighted as an Editors' Suggestion.
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**99-million-year-old termite-loving thieves caught in Burmese amber**
A research team led by NIGPAS reported the oldest, morphologically specialized, and obligate termitophiles from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber, which represent the oldest known termitophiles, and reveal that ancient termite societies were quickly invaded by beetles about 99 million years ago.
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**Study discovers fundamental unit of cell size in bacteria**
By applying mathematical models to a large number of experiments in which bacterial growth is inhibited, a team of physicists, biologists and bioengineers from UC San Diego developed a 'general growth law' that explains the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow.
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**With magnetic map, young eels catch a 'free ride' to Europe**
Each year, young European eels make their way from breeding grounds in the Sargasso Sea to coastal and freshwater habitats from North Africa to Scandinavia, where they live for several years before returning to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and then die, beginning the cycle again. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 13 have new insight into how the young eels make such a remarkable
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**A battery prototype powered by atmospheric nitrogen**
As the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy. But nitrogen gas doesn't break apart under normal conditions, presenting a challenge to scientists who want to transfer the chemical energy of its triple bond into electricity. In the journal Chem, researchers in China present one approach to capturing atmospheric nitrogen that c
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**Tiny Object With Very Silly Name Could Be the Next Dwarf Planet**
Image: Alexandra Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF) When we think of dwarf planets, the first thing that comes to mind is obviously the injustice of Pluto getting demoted to one. But the truth is, these little guys—and there are six currently recognized within our solar system—deserve just as much love as their mightier planetary cousins. Good news for them: a new study suggests that the dwarf planet club c
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**Why the Trump administration is taking science out of forensics**
Closing down the National Commission on Forensic Science cuts scientists out of advisory role, returning forensic science to lawyers and politicians - and may lead to more false convictions
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**Arctic Palette: Vivid Blue-Hued Channels Cut Through Glacier (Photo)**
As if a giant ran a finger in a swirling manner through an icy sandbox, meltwater channels have carved out aqua-colored squiggly lines in an Arctic glacier.
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**Young eels use magnetic ‘sixth sense’ to navigate**
Migrating eels use Earth’s magnetic field.
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**How to secure your Apple and iCloud accounts**
DIY Keep hackers at bay Apple takes security seriously, and so should you: Find out how to add extra protection to your Apple account and devices from your iPhone to your MacBook.
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**Study discovers fundamental unit of cell size in bacteria**
Biologists have long known that bacteria grow faster and bigger when the quality of nutrients becomes better, a principle in microbial physiology known as the "growth law," which describes the relationship between the average cell size of bacteria and how fast they grow.
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**New material could save time and money in medical imaging and environmental remediation**
Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a material that holds the key to cheap, fast and portable new sensors for a wide range of chemicals that right now cost government and industries large sums to detect. The innovation could lead to major public health gains, as it holds the potential to drastically reduce the costs associated with cleaning-up accidental chemical spills, r
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**With magnetic map, young eels catch a 'free ride' to Europe**
Each year, young European eels make their way from breeding grounds in the Sargasso Sea to coastal and freshwater habitats from North Africa to Scandinavia, where they live for several years before returning to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and then die, beginning the cycle again. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 13 have new insight into how the young eels make such a remarkable
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**99-million-year-old termite-loving thieves caught in Burmese amber**
Eusocial insects, such as ants, social wasps and bees, and termites, include some of the most ecologically ubiquitous of terrestrial animals. The nests of these insects are well protected and provide a safe, communal space for the storing of resources and production of brood, so the nests are often cohabited by various highly specialized symbionts that take advantage of the abundant resources and
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**Green IT: New switching process in non-volatile spintronics devices**
Physicists achieved a robust and reliable magnetization switching process by domain wall displacement without any applied fields. The effect is observed in tiny asymmetric permalloy rings and may pave the way to extremely efficient new memory devices. The results have been published in Physical Review Applied, highlighted as an Editors' Suggestion.
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**Low-end PCs get big performance boost from Windows 10 Game Mode**
Enlarge / On a laptop like this, Windows 10's new Game Mode could give your multitasking system a much-needed gaming performance boost. In selling the potential of Windows 10's dedicated Game Mode (included as part of this week's Creators Update ), Microsoft has promised that prioritizing processes and grouping threads would lead to an FPS boost of 2 to 5 percent in games that max out the high en
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**Married LGBT older adults are healthier, happier than singles, study finds**
Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years -- and in some states for even longer -- but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied the knot, a University of Washington study finds.
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**Study identifies a genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease**
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown. There is currently no cure and treatment options are costly and limited to alleviating symptoms. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology reveals that the Cd14 gene is a protective factor in experimental in
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**Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair**
Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.
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**Drama Over How Eels Navigate Highlights Problems in Science Publishing**
Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library /Flickr You might see science as splashy headlines and a barrage of new results—but in the background are people with emotions and ambitions, politics, and a system that promotes publishing novel findings above all. A new paper on eel navigation highlights some of these systemic troubles. The results of the study weren’t all that surprising or Earth-shattering
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**Do the Syria Strikes Mean North Korea Is Next?**
Donald Trump has characterized the air strikes he ordered against the Syrian military as a brilliant, 100-percent successful operation. His defense secretary, James Mattis, has described the bombing as a limited mission to punish the Syrian government for using chemical weapons—an intervention that, despite deepening U.S.-Russian tensions and American involvement in the Syrian Civil War, will not
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- Men det er ofte meget baseret på held, mener dansk forsker.
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**Do Your Shoelaces Keep Coming Undone? Engineers Explain Why**
Blame physics and “weak” knots for unraveled laces, a phenomenon researchers called “sudden and catastrophic.”
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**Is There a Better Way to Sequester Carbon Dioxide Hiding in Plain Sight?**
Natural carbon sequestration in the mountains of Oman could help scientists develop new ways to store the greenhouse gas underground.
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**How to Keep Phone Notifications from Ruining Your Life**
Image: Gizmodo Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, getting an email or a weather forecast popping up on a smartphone felt like magic—but now the technological novelty of these alerts has worn off. We’re growing sick of the constant interruptions. Mobile notifications are undoubtedly useful, but you need to make them smart. Unfortunately there’s no instant fix to make your notifications
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**Today's Best Deals: Game of Thrones, Bodum Drinkware, Smart Thermostats, and More**
Game of Thrones Monopoly , Breath of the Wild’s collector’s edition game guide , and smart thermostats lead off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen , $220 | Also available in black | Ecobee3 , $199 The newest , big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $220 today , a rare $30 discount.
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**Touch Screens May Be Ruining Toddlers' Sleep**
This is the first study to look at the link between toddlers' touch-screen use and sleep, the researchers said.
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**Triclosan, banned from soaps but not toothpastes, may help superbugs in gut**
Enlarge (credit: BSIP ) Bacteria-busting toothpastes that help prevent cavities in your teeth could be making small dents in the community of microbes in your gut—possibly allowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria to fill in—preliminary data suggests. In a small study, women who switched to brushing with toothpaste that contained the antimicrobial triclosan saw a troubling shift in the microbes in t
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**A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world | Zubaida Bai**
TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women's health care. In this quick, inspiring talk, she presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery -- no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be.
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**'I'm just too busy'—is being overworked the new status symbol?**
Workaholism, it seems, is the new black. People who complain endlessly about being overworked and overwhelmed may be sending others a less-than-subtle message: "I'm more important than you."
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**Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald's wants to track all your dining habits**
You know a lot about McDonald's, but McDonald's doesn't know much about you. At least not yet.
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**These new photos of Earth lit up at night are actually pretty useful**
Space My god, it's full of street lamps The latest, the greatest, the highest-resolution-blow-your-socks-off pictures of the Earth's night lights ever. Period.
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**Technique improves breast reduction outcomes**
Research led by Frank Lau, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments.
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**Are tumor cells glutamine addicts?**
Many tumors are thought to depend on glutamine, suggesting glutamine deprivation as therapeutic approach, but a new study shows that this effect might have been overestimated.
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**Cancer occurrence among African-born blacks differs substantially from US-born blacks**
The cancer profile of African-born blacks differs from that of United States-born blacks and varies by region of birth, according to a new study.
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**California's Droughts and Deluges Traced to Atmospheric Waves**
The wavelike patterns are caused by the Earth's rotation, and can have strong effects on local weather -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Why your shoelaces are always coming untied**
The mystery behind why your shoelaces constantly seem to untie themselves could finally have a solution. The study is more than an example of science answering a seemingly obvious question. A better understanding of knot mechanics could provide sharper insight into how knotted structures fail under a variety of forces. Using a slow-motion camera and a series of experiments, the study shows that s
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**Top chipmaker TSMC says forex fluctuation hits Q1 earnings**
Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing blamed currency fluctuations as it posted a slump in first quarter earnings Thursday, warning that growth was unlikely to pick up before the second half of the year.
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**France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon**
France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said Thursday.
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**High-flying experiments demonstrate potential of balloon-borne infrasound detection**
Experiments conducted high in the skies over New Mexico suggest that balloon-borne sensors could be useful in detecting the infrasound signals generated by small, extraterrestrial debris entering Earth's atmosphere, according to a report at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**All the Ways To Know If That Volcano Might Kill You**
Now that we have a grasp on what might make a volcano dangerous, how might you rank how dangerous each volcano is? The post All the Ways To Know If That Volcano Might Kill You appeared first on WIRED .
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**The Fate of the Furious Struggles to Shift Gears**
You might be surprised to learn that a critical action set piece in the middle of The Fate of the Furious involves cars. Lots and lots of cars. Empty cars, hacked by the mysterious Cipher (Charlize Theron) and driven remotely through the streets of New York, en masse, to swarm and overwhelm her enemies. One shot sees dozens of vehicles careening out the windows of a parking garage; another is of
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**Scientists discover master switch to turn on silent biosynthetic gene clusters**
Bacteria have supplied some of today's most indispensable anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs. Yet these compounds comprise only a fraction of their possible offerings. Now, researchers have found a way to unleash their full potential as natural product dispensers.
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**Forecasting large earthquakes along the Wasatch Front, Utah**
There is a 43% probability that the Wasatch Front region in Utah will experience at least one magnitude 6.75 or greater earthquake, and a 57 % probability of at least one magnitude 6.0 earthquake, in the next 50 years, say researchers speaking at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Read because you can**
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. Once upon a time, when I was fairly young, my mom invested her time to teach me to read, so I learned just a bit earlier than my […]
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Live Science
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**Ghost in the Machine? Mysterious 'Sterile' Neutrinos May Not Exist**
An anomaly in the number of antineutrinos produced by nuclear power plants was a result of a modeling error, not a hint of new physics.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Russia blocks app used to organize protests**
Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings.
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Futurity.org
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**Training may restore some vision after a stroke**
A new study provides the first evidence that rigorous visual training recovers basic vision in cortically blind patients with long-standing stroke damage in the primary visual cortex. Damage to this area of the brain prevents visual information from getting to other brain regions that help make sense of it, causing loss of sight in one-quarter to one-half of an individual’s normal field of view.
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Gizmodo
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**Report: Uber Had Yet Another Secret Tracking Program Called 'Hell'**
Image: Getty Uber has made a lot of questionable decisions behind closed doors, and today, yet another one emerged. According to The Information , between 2014 and 2016, Uber used secret software called “Hell” in order to track drivers from its biggest rival, Lyft. The report claims that Uber was able to monitor detailed information about Lyft drivers, including how many were available to pick up
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**First large-scale survey of Chagas disease in the United States confirms that the 'silent killer' is a major public health challenge for the country**
A study of almost 5,000 Latin American-born residents of Los Angeles County found that 1.24 percent tested positive for Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause life-threatening heart damage if not treated early. Chagas disease is one of the leading causes of heart failure in Latin America.
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Futurity.org
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**How to control the forces that let geckos cling**
A new approach to control forces and interactions between atoms and molecules, like the ones geckos use to climb vertical surfaces, could bring advances in new materials for developing quantum light sources. “Closely spaced atoms and molecules in our environment are constantly interacting, attracting, and repelling each other,” says Zubin Jacob, an assistant professor of electrical and computer e
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Gizmodo
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**Deadspin Suddenly, Fleury | Jezebel Tig Notaro Seems to Agree That Louis CK’s SNL Clown Sketch Might**
Deadspin Suddenly, Fleury | Jezebel Tig Notaro Seems to Agree That Louis CK’s SNL Clown Sketch Might Have Ripped Her Off | Fusion What Is Rep. Duncan Hunter Up to on the World Wide Web? | The Root Ga. 13-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Himself on Instagram Live as Friends Look On |
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use**
People taking corticosteroids for short-term relief were more likely to break a bone, have a potentially dangerous blood clot or develop sepsis in the months after treatment, compared with similar adults who didn't use the drugs, a new study finds. Though only a small percentage of both groups went to the hospital for these serious health threats, the higher rates seen among people who took steroi
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Lab on a chip designed to minimize preterm births**
With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman's risk for a future preterm birth.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Tiny Silk Batteries Dissolve within Weeks**
Biodegradable power source could run medical implants deep in the body -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**High-flying experiments demonstrate potential of balloon-borne infrasound detection**
Experiments conducted high in the skies over New Mexico suggest that balloon-borne sensors could be useful in detecting the infrasound signals generated by small, extraterrestrial debris entering Earth's atmosphere, according to a report at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Forecasting large earthquakes along the Wasatch Front, Utah**
There is a 43 percent probability that the Wasatch Front region in Utah will experience at least one magnitude 6.75 or greater earthquake, and a 57 percent probability of at least one magnitude 6.0 earthquake, in the next 50 years, say researchers speaking at the 2017 Seismological Society of America's (SSA) Annual Meeting.
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**Scientists discover master switch to turn on silent biosynthetic gene clusters**
Scientists at Princeton University have discovered a global regulator in the model bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis that 'switches on' many silent clusters at once, unleashing their full ability to make possible drug candidate natural products.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Team develops novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity**
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel technology of embedding highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber. The novel composite so produced has superb charge conductivity, and can therefore be widely applied, especially in environmental arena.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**The Black Panther Party—its struggles and achievements**
The Golden Jubilee of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which took place in October 2016, is the topic of a new special issue in the Journal of African American Studies, published by Springer. This special issue does not have a specific genre; rather, it consists of many academics who employed varying perspectives to tackle topics in several creative and original ways. In the end, the goal
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Popular Science
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**Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home**
Rain, rain, stow away. Whoever said money doesn't fall from the sky hasn't mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. Read on.
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Ars Technica
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**Ubuntu creator takes CEO role again after layoffs and death of Unity**
Enlarge / Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth during an interview in 2011. (credit: Getty Images | Gallo Images) Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth will once again be the CEO of Canonical as the company reduces its staff and narrows its focus to profitable projects. Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced her departure yesterday , seven years after then-CEO Shuttleworth asked her to take over the company'
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Team finds way to view genes inside living cells**
For Mazhar Adli, the little glowing dots dancing about on the computer screen are nothing less than the fulfillment of a dream. Those fluorescent dots, moving in real time, are set to illuminate our understanding of the human genome, cancer and other genetic diseases in a way never before possible.
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Latest Headlines | Science News
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**New worm-snail is a super slimer**
New worm-snail species shoots snot to snag a snack.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**U.S. Regulators Test Organs-on-Chips for Food-Safety Monitoring**
The goal is to compare these engineered livers with animal models, with an eye toward replacing animal testing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Technology to improve rockfall analysis on cliffs could save money, lives**
Researchers 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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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Sandy the dingo wins world's most interesting genome competition**
A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition.The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded was one of five finalists for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant, which provides cutting-edge sequencing of the complete genome of a particularly fascinating plant or animal.
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Gizmodo
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**Upgrade Your Mattress With This Discounted Bamboo Topper**
ExceptionalSheets Bamboo Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt , $67-$90 If your mattress doesn’t leave you feeling as well-rested as you’d like, it’s a whole lot cheaper to upgrade it with a mattress pad than to buy a new one, especially today . Amazon is offering highly-rated ExceptionalSheets bamboo pads for $67-$90 as part of a one-day Gold Box deal. ExceptionalSheets is the same company that makes
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**UVA finds way to view genes inside living cells**
3-D maps of gene locations could have a huge impact in our understanding of human health and in the battle against disease.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Think you can handle your alcohol? Study may urge some drinkers to think again**
Heavy drinkers develop behavioral tolerance to alcohol over time on some fine motor tasks, but not on more complex tasks, suggests a study led by a Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System researcher.
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**New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat**
A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**It's still a bad idea to text while driving even with a head-up display**
Drivers commonly perform secondary tasks while behind the wheel to navigate or communicate with others, which has led to a significant increase in the number of injuries and fatalities attributed to distracted driving. Advances in wearable technology, particularly devices such as Google Glass, which feature voice control and head-up display (HUD) functionalities, raise questions about how these de
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Nanotubes that build themselves**
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The results can contribute to the future development of transport channels for drugs through the cell membrane.
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**Fremtidens fødevareeksport: Vælg en algoritme og 3D-print dansk mad**
Lige nu ville vi dø af sult, hvis vi skulle 3D-printe vores mad. Men fødevareprofessor og Teknologisk Institut tror på teknologien.
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WIRED
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**Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train**
Students learn to see the clues that can stop more crashes in the future. The post Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train appeared first on WIRED .
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Popular Science
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**Decorate your space with these beautiful science art posters**
Sponsored Post Express your inner professor in style and save up to 20 percent off MSRP. Express your inner professor in style and save up to 20 percent off MSRP. Read on.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Moabosaurus discovered in Utah's 'gold mine'**
Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history. The bones of the 125-million-year-old dinosaur were extracted over the course of four decades from a quarry near Arches National Park.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage**
Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color vision.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses**
Researchers 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 lactate levels.
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Gizmodo
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**Soldier Ants Come to the Rescue of Wounded Comrades**
After a raid, a Matabele ant carries an injured mate back to the nest. (Image: Erik Frank) In a behavior never seen before in an insect species, predatory ants were observed to retrieve wounded comrades on the battlefield and then bring them back to the nest for recovery. Sounds noble, but these ants—who spend their days attacking termites—are simply being pragmatic. The sub-Saharan Matabele ants
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**Russian Disinformation Technology**
Russia’s reinvention of war exploits old techniques for a new century. Open-source citizen investigators are fighting back.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
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**Defects in epithelial tissue organization: A question of life or death**
Researchers have discovered the primary mechanism driving the extrusion of dying cells from epithelial monolayers.
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Gizmodo
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**This Nine-Minute Short Film Was Shot in a Single Take Using Just One Camera Drone**
Filmmaking is a long and arduous process, sometimes requiring days of shooting just to get a single shot. Even a nine-minute short film can usually take weeks to film—and that’s the easy way. Director Paul Trillo, however, wanted to do something else, so he filmed his latest short film, At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac , in just a single take, using only a drone. To be clear, Trillo didn’t use multip
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Futurity.org
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**Did a comet cause freeze that killed mammoths?**
A comet or asteroid striking the Earth around 13,000 years ago caused the climate to cool, leading to the vanishing of megafauna like mammoths and mastodons in North America, a new study suggests. The research bolsters the argument for indications of such an event, which ushered in a cool period known as the Younger Dryas. Geologist James Kennett of the University of California, Santa Barbara and
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat**
A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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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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**Common drugs, uncommon risks? Higher rate of serious problems after short-term steroid use**
People taking corticosteroids for short-term relief were more likely to break a bone, have a potentially dangerous blood clot or develop sepsis in the months after treatment, compared with similar adults who didn't use the drugs, a new study finds. Though only a small percentage of both groups went to the hospital for these serious health threats, the higher rates seen among people who took steroi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**The Black Panther Party -- its struggles and achievements**
The Golden Jubilee of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which took place in October 2016, is the topic of a new special issue in the Journal of African American Studies, published by Springer. This special issue consists of many academics who employed varying perspectives to tackle topics in several creative and original ways. In the end, the goal is to provide a more nuanced perspective o
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**People sensitive to sexual disgust more likely to be Kantian**
Every person has both utilitarian (consequentialist) and Kantian (duty- or rule-based) moral intuitions, which are activated in different situations in different ways. The field of Moral Psychology studies these types of intuitions and the psychological factors behind them.
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**Timely augmentation to triple oral antihyperglycemic therapy**
A multicentre, randomized, controlled clinical trial called 'STRATEGY study' which enrolled 5535 type 2 diabetic patients from 237 centers across China, shows that the addition of a third oral antihyperglycemic drug led to a further 0.59% HbA1c reduction and resulted in a 62.3% HbA1c target achievement rate for the entire study. Timely augmentation to triple oral antihyperglycemic therapy could pr
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Futurity.org
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**Why predators and prey should recover together**
Restoring both predator and prey populations at once may work better than taking the “if you build it, they will come” approach. Researchers used models and case studies to examine the pace of species and ecosystem recovery efforts and found that tandem recovery of predators and prey is almost always more efficient—and on average about twice as fast—as sequential recovery. “Previous work has show
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Shredded Stars Offer New View of Supermassive Black Holes**
New techniques reveal how supermassive black holes shred entire stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden
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**Disse robotter får forbrugshjulene til at dreje**
Robotter sorterer tusindvis af pakker døgnet rundt.
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Ars Technica
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**Uber engineer accused of data theft must tell judge why he’s pleading the Fifth**
Enlarge / John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, debuts a customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in January 2017. (credit: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images News) SAN FRANCISCO—During a Wednesday court hearing, a federal judge said that if an Uber engineer accused of a massive data theft from his former employer is going to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to protect against self-incrimination and not hand over mat
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Treating Pain without Pills**
The opioid crisis is forcing doctors to change how they treat chronic pain, putting a new emphasis on nondrug remedies and psychological interventions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water**
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 percent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequences for our understanding of climate change and the carbon cycle. The results have been published i
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**Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens -- study**
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.
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**Specialized blood vessels enhance tumor-fighting immunotherapy**
Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven, together with colleagues from the University of California and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have demonstrated that, anti-angiogenic therapy can improve immune boosting treatments. The successful combination of these two therapies results in the growth of specialized vessels that deliver cancer-fighting immune cells to the tumor, potentiall
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**Defects in epithelial tissue organization -- A question of life or death**
Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at the National University of Singapore have discovered the primary mechanism driving the extrusion of dying cells from epithelial monolayers.
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**Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms**
Mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. Researchers made the finding in a new study from the Center for Primary Healthcare Research (CPF) in Malmö, which is a collaboration between Lund University in Sweden a
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**Citizen scientists help identify shorebird extinction threat**
An international team of citizen scientists and researchers has identified a major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Associate Professor Richard Fuller said Australian shorebirds were under threat due to the degradation and destruction of mudflats thousands of kilometers away in nor
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**MicroRNA may reduce stroke risk**
The molecule microRNA-210 stabilises deposits in the carotid artery and can prevent them from tearing. Thus, it may prevent dangerous blood clots from forming. This is what scientists headed by Lars Mägdefessel, Professor of Vascular Biology at the Technical University of Munich and head of a junior scientist group in the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research have discovered. Their results ope
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**Nanotubes that build themselves**
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The results can contribute to the future development of transport channels for drugs through the cell membrane.
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Futurity.org
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**Getting judgmental can make people cooperate**
Encouraging people to judge each other’s morals can get them to cooperate better, research shows. In a study in Scientific Reports , researchers found that people who had the opportunity to judge each other’s morality were more likely to cooperate and trust each other in a group than those who could not make such evaluations. “People really care about their moral reputation. So just knowing that
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Citizen scientists help identify shorebird extinction threat**
An international team of citizen scientists and researchers has identified a major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Treating Pain, the Bonds of Laughter and Restoring Mobility**
A look inside the May/June issue of Scientific American Mind -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED
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**A Crucial Climate Mystery Hides Just Beneath Your Feet**
A scientist goes on a search for old soil, and his research reveals a promising result: Humans can slow climate change simply by feeding people. The post A Crucial Climate Mystery Hides Just Beneath Your Feet appeared first on WIRED .
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**California Overcame 1/100 Odds to Beat Its Epic Drought**
According to new research, the state had a 1 percent chance getting enough rain in just two years to end its epic drought. The post California Overcame 1/100 Odds to Beat Its Epic Drought appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Urban wild boars prefer natural food resources**
Different than expected, wild boars do not come to Berlin in order to use garbage or other anthropogenic food resources. In fact, also in the city they predominantly consume natural resources. This is the surprising result of a study conducted by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW), financially supported by National Geographic and the "Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin". Th
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**Petrifying CO2, Cancer Vaccines, and Russian Hack Retaliation—The Download, April 13, 2017**
The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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Ars Technica
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**Fighting Falcon puts off retirement: F-16 to fly for USAF through 2048**
Enlarge (credit: US Air Force) The last of the gunfighters will not be hanging up its holster any time soon. While the Trump administration has been playing Let's Make a Deal with Lockheed Martin and Boeing over the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense has decided to extend the life of yet another old warhorse to fill the gap. At least 300 F-16 Fighting Falcons will
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**The new method of analysis in record high speed DNA assay device**
In medical diagnostics, the importance of genetic code assays is growing day by day and modern molecular biology could not do without it. Current DNA analysis techniques, however, are far from perfect. Working on a record high speed genetic research tool Curiosity Diagnostics, a spin-off company of IPC PAS and part of the Scope Fluidics group, has developed a new method of DNA analysis, combining
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**Nearly two billion people depend on imported food**
For the first time, researchers at Aalto University have been able to show a broad connection between resource scarcity, population pressure, and food imports, in a study published in Earth's Future.
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**It's still a bad idea to text while driving even with a head-up display**
Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in vehicles.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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**Regulator of chromosome structure crucial to healthy brain function and nerve development**
Research led by Osaka University showed that a regulatory protein of chromosome structure (cohesin) is essential for proper maintenance of gene expression in the developing brain. Reduced cohesin impaired development of nerve cells, leading to anxiety-related behavior in mice. This research outlines a role for cohesin as a master controller of genes necessary for development of healthy nerve cell
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**4-D printing gets simpler and faster**
A group of researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University has introduced an approach that significantly simplifies and increases the potential of 4-D printing by incorporating the mechanical programming post-processing step directly into the 3-D printing process.
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Live Science
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**How Have Supreme Court Decisions Changed Over Time?**
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
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Live Science
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**World's Tallest Men Trace Back to Paleolithic Mammoth Hunters**
A prehistoric population of mammoth hunters gave rise to some of the tallest men on the planet, new research suggests.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**An engineer's perspective on using silver against microbes**
Humans have appreciated silver's antimicrobial activity for millennia. Hippocrates used the precious metal for wound dressings while the pioneers of the American frontier placed coins in their water to guard against bacteria and algae.
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Inside Science
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**Do You Smell What I Smell?**
Do You Smell What I Smell? A new study with potato chips suggests we all perceive scents differently, but culture tells us to agree when naming them. PotatoChip1_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Freeimages9 via Pixabay Human Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:45 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Most of us know a potato chip when we sniff it. But at the chemical level, a new study shows, our n
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Gizmodo
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**Meet the New Characters Coming to Jessica Jones' Second Season**
Aquaman casts a big villain. Peter Capaldi discusses what sort of Doctor we can expect in his last season of Doctor Who . There’s good news for The Magicians and Shadowhunters . Plus, snazzy new Defenders art, a new Justice League poster, and set footage from the next Mission: Impossible movie. Spoilers get! Aquaman Dolph Lundgren has joined the cast. THR reports he’ll play King Nereus, who hails
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**Study examines cognitive and psychosocial function of retired professional hockey players**
Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute have reported the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played in the NHL, were free from significant brain impairment on objective testing. Yet the players reported a high level of emotional, behavioural and cog
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**How training patients for surgery shortens hospital stays and saves money**
Basic fitness and wellness coaching, administered in advance, could reduce a surgical patient's average hospital stay two days, from seven down to five, according to a study by University of Michigan surgeons.
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**Researchers discover Moabosaurus in Utah's 'gold mine'**
Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history. The bones of the 125-million-year-old dinosaur were extracted over the course of four decades from a quarry near Arches National Park.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
**Lab on a chip designed to minimize preterm births**
With help from a palm-sized plastic rectangle, researchers are hoping to minimize the problem of premature deliveries. The chip is designed to predict, with up to 90 percent accuracy, a woman's risk for a future preterm birth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**An important step towards new malaria medicine**
An international research team, led by Sergey Kapishnikov from the X-ray and Neutron Science section at the Niels Bohr Institute, has developed new techniques in analyzing malaria infected red blood cells, an important step towards finding more effective medicine. This amoeba is the biggest killer in the world – earth's most dangerous animal.
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**Aspiring tech prodigy tries to re-route self-driving cars**
Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. His ambitions are about to be tested.
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**Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less at Night**
Image: Wikimedia/VanessaQ Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers who spend more time on these devices sleep less at night. It’s a troubling fin
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Is the U.S. Ready for Future Disease Threats?**
The CDC lacks the authority to direct funding in response to emergencies and outbreaks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer**
Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study by University of Illinois researchers describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign of cancer, with unprecedented resolution.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**Satellite monitoring for faster, cleaner shipping**
With around 90 percent of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only making shipping more efficient but is also helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
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**Czech court to rule on Russian hacker extradition in prison**
Czech authorities say an extradition hearing in the case of a Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies will take place next month in a prison.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**When it comes to reading, kindergarten is the new first grade**
A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
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**LArIAT upgrade will test DUNE design**
In particle physics, the difference of a millimeter or two can make or break the experiment. In March, the LArIAT experiment began a proof-of-concept test to make sure the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will work well with that 2-millimeter difference.
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**Crowdfunding a consumable spherical water bottle—the Ooho!**
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**Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer**
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**Human cognitive map scales according to surroundings**
A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual cues.
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In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called Poisson-distribution. There are, however, light sources with non-classical photon number distributions that can only be described by the laws of quantum mechanics. A well-known example is the single-photon source that may find application in
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**3-D printing for more efficient chemical research**
With the help of some designing, a few grams of plastic filament and a 3-D printer, researchers in the University of Helsinki made a unique device for studying chemical reactions, and improved their experimental processes.
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**Elon Musk's New Brain-Hacking Company Faces Long Odds**
Today's neural prosthetics are a far cry from Elon Musk's dreams.
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Enlarge You'd be forgiven for thinking that PlayStation VR , now a healthy six months old, had been all but forgotten by platform stalwart Sony. Sure, it had the healthiest set of launch games of any VR headset, but they suffered from a lack of longevity. The hope was that Sony, with its plethora of first-party studios, would create the first killer app for VR, the game that would sell a million
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(Phys.org)—A trio of planetary scientists has created a physical model of part of the surface of Venus and in so doing may have solved the mystery of tectonics on Venus. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Ann Davaille, Suzanne Smrekar and Steve Tomlinson with Université Paris-Sud, the Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech and the University of California, describe their model and w
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**How the blockchain will transform housing markets**
An emerging technology, blockchain, could transform the way we buy and sell real estate by doing away with the hidden costs and inefficiencies of our housing markets.
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Mark Wainberg, a professor of biology and virology at McGill University, has passed away unexpectedly at age 71.
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**Why do coal mines need so much water?**
From accidental water spills into coastal wetlands, to proposed taxpayer-funded loans, Adani's planned Carmichael coal mine and the associated Abbot Point coal terminal can't keep out of the news at the moment.
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**Free-floating eDNA identifies presence and abundance of ocean life**
Ocean life is largely hidden from view. Monitoring what lives where is costly – typically requiring big boats, big nets, skilled personnel and plenty of time. An emerging technology using what's called environmental DNA gets around some of those limitations, providing a quick, affordable way to figure out what's present beneath the water's surface.
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**Bistatic laser monitor sees through fire**
The creation of new materials is often enabled by powerful lasers. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS (IAO SB RAS) are designing an advanced bistatic laser monitor that enables observing high-speed processes hidden by background lighting, e.g. at welding. The newly developed two-laser monitor makes it possible to obtain better images and eve
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**When it comes to reading, kindergarten is the new first grade**
A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in general, children are better readers at a younger age, but the study also revealed where gaps remain -- especially in more advanced reading skills.
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**Study shows when population pressure increases, food is imported**
The Earth's capacity to feed its growing population is limited – and unevenly distributed. An increase in cultivated land and the use of more efficient production technology are partly buffering the problem, but in many areas it is instead solved by increasing food imports. For the first time, researchers at Aalto University have been able to show a broad connection between resource scarcity, popu
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**Better than nature: artificial biofilm increases energy production in microbial fuel cells**
Microbial fuel cells exploit the metabolism of bacteria in order to generate electricity. A new type of biofilm developed in Bayreuth could soon make this relatively young technology considerably more effective, more stable, and easier to use. A research team at the University of Bayreuth has succeeded in producing a material that is far better suited for energy production in fuel cells than natur
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**It's True, Hot Baths Burn Calories**
“A new study says taking a hot bath burns as many calories as a 30-minute walk.” That popped up in a tweet from Time on Tuesday night. It referred to a small investigation into the physiologic effects of heat exposure. The responses on social media were an inevitable, exultant mix of self-identification and self-deprecation. Things like, This is so meeeeee , and Guess I’m right for not going to t
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**Trump’s Plan to End Europe**
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**Virtual syringe lets surgeons practise piercing skin and muscle**
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The minimalist ingredient list in these bars makes them a no-brainer for those who want a bare-bones, protein-packed snack. The post Review: Rxbar appeared first on WIRED .
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Transcriptomic analyses of a patient with severe Ebola virus disease revealed shifts in the expression of antiviral and immune response genes, corresponding to the stages of illness.
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**HP keeps new Pavilion laptop prices low while adding IR cameras, pen support**
Enlarge (credit: HP) HP focused on updating its Spectre and Envy lines since the beginning of the year, but now the Pavilion line of affordable laptops is getting some attention. Today, HP announced updates to the Pavilion x360 convertible line and the Pavilion Notebook laptop line, making nearly every model thinner and lighter and adding new hardware components like stylus support and IR cameras
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**Image: NASA's Terra satellite spots Cowbell Fire in the florida everglades**
A plume of smoke from the Cowbell Fire raging in the Florida Everglades was spotted in a visible image from NASA's Terra satellite on April 11.
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**Indoor temperatures in buildings of the future will automatically adjust to user needs**
The HumanTool project being led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves the testing of new indoor temperature control concepts for adjusting spaces to individual needs. Energy is saved when unused rooms can be left unheated or uncooled. The final result of the project will be a completely new product.
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**Image: 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. Farmers in Kansas as allowed to burn grass every year to produce better grass for cattle. The grass burning typically occurs between March and mid-April on a yearly basis. The issue is with air qual
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**Study discovers abscisic acid role in plant branching**
An old chemical in plants is now being recognized with a new duty – inhibiting branch growth to react to weather or end use – thanks to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.
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Having an ulcer is like being a contestant on a twisted game show called “What to Eat?”.
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**How pop culture can (and should) change legal views on swearing**
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**Researchers discover Moabosaurus in Utah**
Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history.
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**First flexible memory device using oxide ferroelectric material**
For the first time, researchers have been able to deposit an ultra-thin oxide ferroelectric film onto a flexible polymer substrate. The research team used the flexible ferroelectric thin films to make non-volatile memory devices that are wearable and resilient.
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**Committee responds to critique of gene engineering report**
Providing blanket approval or condemnation of all genetically engineered (GE) crops oversimplifies a complex issue and ignores the continued need for scrutiny, risk assessment and debate among various stakeholders – including scientists, farmers and the general public.
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**Life on Earth is used to gravity—so what happens to our cells and tissues in space?**
There's one force whose effects are so deeply entrenched in our everyday lives that we probably don't think much about it at all: gravity. Gravity is the force that causes attraction between masses. It's why when you drop a pen, it falls to the ground. But because gravitational force is proportional to the mass of the object, only large objects like planets create tangible attractions. This is why
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**How Lizards Get Their Spots**
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**Millions of rotting fish—turtles and crays can save us from carpageddon**
The Australian government plans to target invasive European carp with a herpes virus, leaving hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carp rotting in the river systems that supply our drinking water and irrigate the fruit and vegetables we eat.
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**Past climate a better predictor of soil carbon than current climate**
The climate that Earth experienced millions of years ago could reveal more about the health of soils and their capacity to store carbon dioxide than current climates, a new study has shown.
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United's inhumanity dates back to a 2010 business move—and the endless hunt for profits. The post How United Turned the Friendly Skies Into a Flying Hellscape appeared first on WIRED .
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You wanted truly original genre fare? You got it. The post Trust Us, Missing This Oddball Monster Movie Would Be a Colossal Mistake appeared first on WIRED .
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**Training for the Day a Tweet Dictates Where to Send SWAT**
Emergency response is no longer just about what happens on the ground. Social media chaos gives crises an online life of their own. The post Training for the Day a Tweet Dictates Where to Send SWAT appeared first on WIRED .
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**Your Home’s Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router**
Those weird, spidery-looking doodads are a thing of the past. In the future, your router will become the centerpiece of your smart home. The post Your Home's Next Must-Have Accessory Is a Ridiculously Fancy Router appeared first on WIRED .
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**Image: Laser testing in ESA's technical centre in the Netherlands**
The Opto-Electronics Laboratory investigates devices that generate, detect and manipulate light, such as high-performance lasers, photon detectors and fibre optics.
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**Books Behind Bars**
As part of our conversations with winners of The Atlantic ’s Renewal Awards , I spoke with Kelli Taylor and Tara Libert, co-founders of the Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop. Inspired initially by a connection with Glen McGinnis, a young man on death row in Texas for a murder committed under difficult circumstances while he was a teenager, the two women have built an innovative organizati
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**Successful dig reveals a nearly complete saber-toothed cat skull**
Led by scientists of the Senckenberg Research Institute and the University of Tübingen, the excavation team found the remains of a saber-toothed cat at the archeological site in Schöningen. An examination of the skull fragments at the Dutch University of Leiden revealed the animal to be a representative of the European saber-toothed cat, Homotherium latidens. The recent discovery constitutes the t
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**New machine learning models can detect hate speech and violence from texts**
The words we use and our writing styles can reveal information about our preferences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Using this information, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has developed machine learning models that can detect antisocial behaviours, such as hate speech and indications of violence, from texts.
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**W. M. Keck Observatory achieves first light with new instrument**
W. M. Keck Observatory overnight captured the very first successful science data from its newest, cutting-edge instrument, the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI).
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**Infrared instrument for world's largest solar telescope catches its first rays**
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), currently under construction on Haleakala, Maui, is expected to start observing the Sun in 2020. When it does, it will rely on two complex infrared instruments being built by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA). Their goal is to measure the Sun's weak magnetic field.

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