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**Wait is over for April the giraffe, YouTube star and new mom**
The wait is over for April the giraffe and the legions of fans who watched a New York zoo's livestream for signs that the long-legged internet star was in labor.
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**The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia**
An anesthesiologist and poet says her medical work is well-suited to poetry, as patients move in and out of consciousness under the doctor's watch. (Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR)
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**NASA Discovers Why Saturn's Moon Enceladus May Be the Best Place to Look for Alien Life**
NASA scientists discover what two places in the solar system might have favorable conditions for alien life. Read More
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**How American Muslims Are Trying to Take Back Their Government**
CHICAGO—A weary Barack Obama stood before the nation in January and delivered a message. “If you’re disappointed by your elected officials,” he said in his farewell address , “grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” Mehrunisa Qayyum took the call to action personally. “I’m tired of being disappointed with my local officials,” the 30-something told me. When the local D
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**Skal din første smartphone på museum?**
Smartphones og deres teknologi bliver centrum for en ny udstilling, der nu søger udtjente telefoner til fremvisning.
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**Green groups warn of 'race to the bottom'**
Environmentalists urge the UK not to water down laws on climate change and wildlife after Brexit.
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**California SB 277: New evidence that restricting nonmedical exemptions to school vaccine requirements works**
The 2016-2017 kindergarten numbers are in. SB 277, the new California law banning personal belief exemptions to school vaccine requirements, works as intended. Early numbers show that vaccine uptake has increased, and personal belief exemptions are down dramatically.
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**Apollo 13: celebrating the unsung heroes of mission control**
Ahead of a new documentary about Nasa’s ground crews, astronaut Jim Lovell talks about the team that saved his life during 1970’s ill-fated moon mission It is unlikely there is anyone who has more appreciation for the work of Nasa’s mission control than Captain Jim Lovell. His Apollo 13 mission was nearly destroyed when an oxygen tank in its main command module exploded. His spaceship was crippled
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**It’s time to stop looking for yourself**
We’re taught to seek our individuality, but perhaps we should just try to fit in and resist the craze for self-improvement A vast array of books and courses is offered on self-development and self-improvement. Our lives seem to be in a state of flux and change, but legions of coaches, therapists and lifestyle counsellors are on hand to steer us safely through these choppy waters by teaching us se
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**Do You Use a Time-Out to Discipline Your Kids? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong**
85% of parents undermine their own efforts, nullifying the impact of a time-out. Read More
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**North Korea's Missile Launch**
North Korea tested a missile on Sunday local time (Saturday evening U.S. East Coast time), following its Saturday military parades marking the “Day of the Sun”—the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder and the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, the country’s present leader. The United States Pacific Command said the missile “blew up almost immediately.” In a statement, Defense Se
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**Dreamer, rebel, lover: the hidden sides of Albert Einstein**
A 10-part drama will explore the many facets of the physicist’s life His image has beamed out at us from posters, T-shirts and even mugs, transforming his name into handy shorthand for eccentric genius and ensuring that Albert Einstein is considered the original mad scientist, science’s first celebrity and, arguably, still its greatest. Related: Albert Einstein in Manchester – archive, 10 June 192
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**Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases**
Programme will help protect 200 million in world’s poorest countries The UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting neglected tropical diseases, in a move that will protect more than 200 million people around the world from debilitating and painful conditions. The funding programme is expected to wipe out the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis in Asia, eliminate Guinea worm an
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**Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts | Kenneth Kimmell**
The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for Science , an idea hatched by a few enthusiastic people on Reddit, has mobilised scientists and their s
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**Circuit programs human cells to add and subtract**
A new platform offers a fast and more efficient way to target and program mammalian cells as genetic circuits, even complex ones. “The problem synthetic biologists are trying to solve is how we ask cells to make decisions and try to design a strategy to make the decision we want it to,” says Wilson Wong, professor of biomedical engineering at Boston University. “With these circuits, we took a com
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**Just one new thing can jostle the food web**
Seeing how a new crop or missing animal affects the food web of the Ancestral Puebloan southwestern United States could shed light on the future of our food. “As southwestern archaeologists, we know that Ancestral Puebloan people were intrinsically connected to the environment,” says Stefani Crabtree, postdoctoral fellow in human behavioral ecology in the anthropology department at Penn State. “B
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**Building a better model of human-automation interaction**
People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously, deliberate for a while, and try to use logic to figure out what action to take – referred to as analytical cognition. Or people unconsciously recognize patterns in certain situations, get a "gut feeling," and take action based on that feeling; in other words, they use intuitive cognition.
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**ATV-related injuries in children remain large public health problem**
All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to researchers, the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable.
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**Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials**
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed.
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**Celebrate Another Year of Star Wars Mania with a Recreation of 'That' Rogue One Scene**
Star Wars Celebration, being the galaxy-engulfing behemoth that it is, has had its share of hyped reveals and trailers this year. But there have also been some genuinely cool little moments. I’d definitely call this one of them. The Star Wars UK Twitter shared a video of a group of cosplayers and fans recreating one of Rogue One ’s most dynamic scenes: Darth Vader’s final battle. Replacing the De
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**It Doesn't Take Much To Become Naked, Afraid, and Injured**
#NakedAndAfraid | Sundays at 10/9c In need of fire to keep dangerous animals away, Dawn and Jonathan go on a mission to gather as much wood as possible. However, even a simple task can end in a medical emergency. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.faceb
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**The 'Explosive' Bombardier Beetle Got Robbed by a Dingo for the Title of Most Interesting Genome**
GIF source: YouTube This week, the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant announced the lucky winner of the World’s Most Interesting Genome competition. The contest was voted on by the public and a dingo named Sandy won the day. But was that the right decision? No, Sandy is kind of like a doggo and it’s clear that voters let her cuteness win out over far more interesting genomes. The winning team in the
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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.
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**It's a boy! Zoo confirms April the giraffe's calf is a male**
And baby makes glee.
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**Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85**
Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.
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**Star Wars Battlefront II Will Tell a Canon Story of Imperial Revenge (and Have Last Jedi DLC)**
Meet Iden Versio, the latest kick-ass Star Wars star. All Images: EA Star Wars Battlefront II will give players a totally new Star Wars experience. And, this time, it’s going to count. In Battlefront II , out November 17, there will be a single player campaign. It’ll give you the ability to play as Iden Versio, played by Janina Gavankar, a special forces Imperial soldier who vows revenge on the R
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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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**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. These two processes are coupled in bacteria, but only now have they finally had a look at the structure that makes this possible. Bio
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**Fundamental unit of cell size in bacteria discovered**
By applying mathematical models to a large number of experiments in which bacterial growth is inhibited, a team of physicists, biologists and bioengineers has 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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**How World of Warcraft can get you a job**
World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams, new research concludes.
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**Poem of the Day: ‘Heroic Simile’ by Robert Hass**
Reading a poem by Robert Hass is like stepping into the ocean when the temperature of the water is not much different from that of the air. You scarcely know, until you feel the undertow tug at you, that you have entered into another element. This is how former Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz once described Hass’s work, as Peter Davison recalled in 1997’s “ The Laureate as Onlooker .” Davison’s own
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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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**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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**Negan and Ed Sheeran Are a Surprisingly Perfect Duo in 'Shape of You' Remix**
Image: AMC Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” is one of those annoyingly catchy songs that just worms its way into your ears whether you like it or not. Therefore, it kind of makes sense to pair it up with a guy who physically wormed his way in and out of several ears... and by that I mean he bashed their brains in. YouTuber xSoppySofax recently released a remix of “Shape of You” using some of Negan’s m
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**Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent**
The bird population in Vermont's forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, scientists with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies say.
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**How to Not Waste Data When Using Your Phone as a Hotspot**
Image: Gizmodo If your device, your carrier, and your data plan allows it, you can turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop online. But just because it’s a hotspot doesn’t mean the rules of data uses don’t apply. You’ll still want to keep data usage down to a minimum. Here’s how you can enjoy all the perks of a mobile hotspot without wrecking your wallet. Saving data in your
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**Traces of Genetic Trauma Can Be Tweaked**
Trauma can be passed down to offspring due to epigenetic changes in DNA. But positive experiences seem able to correct that. Erika Beras reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Will Sig Hansen Take The Northwestern's Helm This Season? | Deadliest Catch**
#DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c The Northwestern is pushing ahead with final preparations for their season, but there’s one major thing missing. Where is Captain Sig? Start Catching Up With Full Episodes on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/deadliest-catch Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscov
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**Mysterious Microsoft patch killed 0days released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers**
Enlarge (credit: NSA ) Contrary to what Ars and the rest of the world reported Friday , none of the published exploits stolen from the National Security Agency work against currently supported Microsoft products. This is according to a Microsoft blog post published late Friday night . That's because the critical vulnerabilities for four exploits previously believed to be zerodays were patched in
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**The Trauma of Migration in Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene**
I started and finished Bhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene on my bus ride to work: 45 minutes flat. When I got off, I felt a little woozy—and not because I was reading on a moving vehicle. Schizophrene is a smattering of impressions, in no particular order, from the journey of a migrant. The writing is part fiction, part poetry, part performance art, and, perhaps, part memoir—Kapil is a British-Indian wri
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**Owners of the Fourth Generation iPad Could Get an Upgrade If They Need Service**
Image: Apple If you’ve held back on getting the latest iPad since 2012's fourth generation , you could be in luck. According to an internal memo obtained by 9to5 Mac , users who need service on that model could walk out of the store with a shiny new iPad Air 2. According to the report, the memo simply states, “Starting March 30th, iPad 4th generation whole unit repairs may be substituted to iPad
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**That MOAB Bomb Dropped On Afghanistan Actually Cost $170,000**
A still from a video released by the U.S. Air Force of the MOAB being dropped on ISIS militants. The United States Air Force dropped a 21,600-pound Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB, bomb on what it said were ISIS militants in Afghanistan on Thursday. At least 36 people were killed in the explosion from the largest American non-nuclear bomb. But beyond the human cost, there was a debate about t
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**New Evidence for Hydrothermal Havens in Enceladus**
Spurting out molecular hydrogen and water, the icy moon Enceladus looks even tastier in the search for life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**An enigmatic spider and the fragile threads of human memory**
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**The Marshmallow Test - How Willpower Effects Our Lives**
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**Watch the Emotional Trailer For the Fourth and Final Season of Star Wars Rebels**
Stil: YouTube Yup, you read that right. At Star War s Celebration Orlando it was announced that the upcoming fourth season of Star Wars Rebels will be its last, but it looks like they’re going out with what looks like the most emotional season yet. There’s a lot in here, lots of returning characters, new characters and, well, an eye toward the end of the series. We just saw the season four premie
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**How to Survive the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017**
We're just 18 weeks away from the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse" that will darken skies across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. Here's what you need to know to survive the big day.
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**Finally! April the Giraffe Delivers Her Newborn**
After keeping millions of people anxiously glued to their computer screens for weeks, April the giraffe finally delivered her calf.
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**Today's News: April 15, 2017**
—A federal judge in Arkansas halted the rushed execution of eight prisoners, saying it would expose them to “severe pain.” —North Korea held a parade to honor the the 105 th birthday of Kim Il Sung, the country’s founder, and officials warned the U.S. that they are "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks." —The death toll from the “Mother of All Bombs” that the U.S. dropped on an underground ISIS
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**That Bizarre Avengers Zombie Manga Is Coming to the United States**
All Images: Mangabox Zombies invade Tony Stark’s birthday party— yes, it sounds just as weird now as it did back in 2015. But if you’re curious what an undead Thor looks like, or how a god could even become the undead (sure it’s been in the comics, but I still don’t get it), then luck has infected you. The Japanese manga Avengers: Zombies Assemble is finally being released in America with an Engl
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**Lice and bacteria, partners in parasitism**
Scientists have sought to better understand the evolutionary history of bacteria residing within lice. In this study, they see that bacterial evolution is driven by associations with lice, and louse evolution is tied to their mammalian hosts.
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**Traces of Zika Found in Asian tiger mosquito in Brazil**
In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary vector, the yellow fever mosquito. The research does not conclude that the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) can transmit Zika to humans, but it highlights the need for deeper research into additional
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**Paleo Profile: The Moab Lizard**
This long-awaited dinosaur finally has a name. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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**Want to make land use sustainable? It’s a wicked problem**
Enlarge / An artist's rendering of what a 24-hour solar thermal plant at Tamarugal plant could look like. (credit: SolarReserve ) The idea of sustainability is pretty simple: Manage our resources such that they can continue to support us indefinitely. And, for an individual resource, sustainability is simple. Avoiding something like depleting our groundwater means that future generations have acc
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**Understanding money reduces worry about old age**
People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years. They are also able to face off later-life's dilemmas with ease. As the first study to investigate financial literacy as a contributing factor to anxiety about old age, it should prove useful to policy makers in developed countries where population aging is a growing concern.
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**Brains of gambling addicts: High stakes, high risk, and a bad bet**
Gambling addiction is a mental disorder characterized by excessive risk-taking despite negative results. Scientific studies using functional MRI have previously shown that addicts have altered activity in brain regions related to risk and reward, making them prone to prefer risky choices. New fMRI research has now found another explanation for the unhealthy bent: addicts have a poor ability to ass
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**Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo**
Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished.
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**What Do Animals See in a Mirror?**
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**Saturday's Best Deals: Vacuum/Mop Hybrid, $20 Jump Starter, Lenovo Yoga, and More**
A refurbished Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook , a vacuum that also mops your floors , and a 128GB microSD card lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK , $380 If portability trumps power in your hunt for a laptop, this refurbished Lenovo Yoga is a hell of a deal . $380 gets you essentially the Windows equ
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**New material could save time and money in medical imaging and environmental remediation**
Chemists 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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**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 beat four other 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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**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 behavioral therapy) for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders.
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**Unraveling the mechanism of skin barrier formation**
Scientists have identified the gene responsible for generating acylceramide, the key lipid in forming the skin barrier that protects us from pathogens, allergens and other harmful substances. This finding could prove crucial in developing medicines for treating atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis.
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**Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware**
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware appeared first on WIRED .
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**The Limits Of Human Intelligence**
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**'Bad' air may impact 'good' cholesterol increasing heart disease risk**
Traffic-related air pollution may increase risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through its effects on high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as 'good' cholesterol. US middle-aged and older adults living in areas with high levels of traffic-related air pollution tended to have lower levels of good cholesterol. Changes in HDL levels were observed after brief and medium-length exposures to
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**April the Giraffe Has Officially Given Birth**
Screenshot: YouTube An event almost 16 months in the making is going down right this moment at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Internet phenomenon April the Giraffe gave birth to her much-anticipated calf just moments ago and more than a million people gathered to watch it live and simultaneously say together: “Push!” On February 10th, the park began streaming April’s every m
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**Ekspert i sociale medier: 2017 er Snapchat og Twitters skæbneår**
Twitter-fuglen synger på sidste vers for den brede målgruppe, og Snapchat er internationalt blevet overhalet af Instagram.
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**Patients blinded by stem cell therapy: more egregious than you imagined**
Three patients were treated with a slurry of stem cells and blood products, in both eyes, on the same day. Could the outcome, three patients becoming legally blind, have been foreseen? Probably.
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**Plague Inc.: Nurture your own pandemic for fun and victory points**
Enlarge (credit: Ndemic) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. I’ve invested more hours in the board game Pandemic than I care to admit. First released in 2007, it casts players as a team of medics cooperating to prevent a disease-induced apocalypse; over the years, i
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**Her er hybridlastbilen, der kan sikre strømforsyningen**
Hybridlastbilen Power2E AC Power Export kan levere strøm til nettet og forsyne op mod 125 husholdninger, hvis strømmen går.
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**Why Airlines Can Get Away With Bad Customer Service**
A security guard stops a customer as she tries to enter a well-stocked aisle in a large department store. “Sorry, ma’am,” the guard says. “This sale is for our silver, gold, and platinum shoppers only.” He points her toward the meager discount corner at the back of the store, where bronze-status shoppers are allowed. She passes attendants who smile only at the elite shoppers, offering them refres
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**Genetically Modified Humans Are Pure Fiction—But Not for Long**
Author Daniel Suarez has envisioned humanity's highly enhanced future, and it's astonishing. The post Genetically Modified Humans Are Pure Fiction—But Not for Long appeared first on WIRED .
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**3-D TV Tech Finally Finds Good Use Streaming NBA Action in Virtual Reality**
If you want to see one of the most eye-pleasing presentations of sports in VR, few options look better than NextVR. The post 3-D TV Tech Finally Finds Good Use Streaming NBA Action in Virtual Reality appeared first on WIRED .
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**Two New American Gods Clips Talk About the Deities Who Live Among Us**
Image: Starz The man called Shadow Moon is going to learn that it’s important to listen when deities speak. Especially gods who wield hammers that tend to get covered in blood. The TV series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is two weeks away from its debut on Starz, and the network’s debuted two glimpses of the show today. The first clip shows Shadow in prison, getting advice about air t
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**The Atlantic's Week in Culture**
Don’t Miss Bend It Like Beckham and the Art of Balancing Cultures — Rajpreet Heir looks back on the movie that showed her shaping a hybrid identity could be a beautiful and lonely experience, as part of The Atlantic ’s ongoing “Childish Things” series. Amazon Studios Film The Lost City of Z Is a Mysterious, Enthralling Masterpiece — David Sims commends James Gray’s latest film, which might be the
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**Why Is Easter Called 'Easter'?**
Everyone knows that chocolate eggs don't date from the roots of Christianity, but neither does the name (which the Venerable Bede says came from a pagan goddess).
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**Forgotten audio formats: The flexi disc**
Enlarge (credit: Michael Holley) The flexi disc has, for a physically flimsy format, an incredibly diverse background, and its story incorporates everyone from the Beatles, David Bowie, and ABBA, to Alice Cooper and heavy metal. In terms of retail it cropped up with National Geographic, in a million-dollar McDonalds campaign, and on the covers of numerous teenybopper magazines. It ended up presse
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**Stor asteroide flyver forbi jorden på onsdag**
En asteroide med en diameter på 650 meter flyver forbi Jorden onsdag 19. april, oplyser Nasa.
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**Save $30-$50 on the Best Smart Thermostats Around**
Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen , $219 | Ecobee3 , $199 The newest , big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $219 today , a rare $30 discount. These go down to $199 once or twice per year, but if you have one on your wish list, this is a pretty good opportunity. While Nest basically invented the smart thermostat market, many people (including myself) would tell you that the Ecobee3 th
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**Don’t Despair: Big Ideas Can Still Change The World**
What UFOs and neoliberalism show us about how ideas can triumph over stubborn human perception. The post Don't Despair: Big Ideas Can Still Change The World appeared first on WIRED .
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**Joyce Carol Oates – Think Again Podcast #93 – Oh, That's Socialism**
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off. Read More
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**U.S. Health Care Wrestles With The 'Pre-Existing Condition'**
Insurers and politicians struggle constantly to thread the needle between making sure people have good health insurance and figuring out who should pay, especially for those who need a lot of care. (Image credit: Elana Gordon/WHYY)
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**Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware**
Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet .
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**Charlie Murphy and The Rock: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing**
Charlie Murphy, the Sidekick Who Became a Star Rembert Browne | The Fader “Charlie Murphy was the perfect supporting actor in a show whose inescapable magnetism was often the direct product of its star, Dave Chappelle. Murphy’s lines, while initially few and far between, always hit . His delivery dripped with authenticity—expertly playing a tough guy, since he was legitimately a tough guy. And he
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**Finding the Lost Boyz of Chicago**
As part of our series with of interviews with the winners of the The Atlantic ’s Renewal Awards , I spoke with LaVonte Stewart, the founder of Lost Boyz Inc ., a baseball and softball program that steers children in his Chicago neighborhood away from violence through social-emotional development. Stewart explained how he used a social theory he hadn’t yet realized existed to build up the organiza
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The Atlantic
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**The Secret Life of Pitchers**
The Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, will never be mistaken for a rebel. He’s a 58-year-old Harvard Law School grad who clerked for a U.S. district judge appointed by Richard Nixon; became a partner at the lofty Philadelphia law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and made his name in the league negotiating collective-bargaining agreements and investigating the Biogenesis doping scandal
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cognitive science
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**Human Prejudices Sneak Into Artificial Intelligence - "When AI’s are trained with ordinary human language online, they pick up cultural biases embedded in the wording, researchers report."**
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cognitive science
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**A paper in JPSP explores the relationship between knowing how abstraction affects self-control and actual self-control.**
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WIRED
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**Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People**
Opinion: Free body cameras may help police, but they come at a cost to civil liberties. The post Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED
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**Space Photos of the Week: Gasbag Starburst Galaxy Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Making Stars**
Auroras on Uranus, sand dunes on Mars, and a look at Earth glittering with lights at night. The post Space Photos of the Week: Gasbag Starburst Galaxy Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Making Stars appeared first on WIRED .
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Ingeniøren
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**En frelsende påskebryg**
Historien om, hvordan en tysk klosterøl blev til en dansk tradition.
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Scientific American Content: Global
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**Virginity, Fertility or Just Chocolate? The Opaque History of the Easter Bunny**
Folklorists delve into the icon’s forebears in religion and symbolism, from England to China -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic
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**The Fight Over Trump’s Tax Returns Isn't Over**
On Saturday, thousands are once again expected to march in cities across the U.S. But this time it’s not because of immigration policy or issues that affect women —it’s to demand the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The main marches—organized by a group of nonprofit leaders and members of the Working Families Party—will take place in Washington, D.C., and New York, with simultaneo
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The Atlantic
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**Trump Isn't the Apotheosis of Conservatism**
The words “I was wrong” do not often pass through the lips of Rick Perlstein, the famously pugnacious left-wing historian of American conservatism. It grabbed attention, then, when that confession headlined Perlstein’s contribution to The New York Times Magazine this week: “I thought I understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong.” The content of the confession proved less repentant than
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The Atlantic
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**As Turkey Gears Up to Vote, Its 'Traitors' Speak Out**
In Turkey, a national trauma has turned into a never-ending nightmare for hundreds of thousands of citizens. Following a failed coup attempt in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan targeted alleged coup plotters, who he believes acted at the direction of Fethullah Gulen, a self-exiled Islamic cleric living in Pennsylvania. But Erdogan didn’t stop there. He aimed to root out all Gulen sympathizers
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The Atlantic
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**How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became 'Red Lines' for America**
The American foreign-policy establishment is fond of punishing those who threaten to use weapons of mass destruction against innocents. For CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria , all it took was a Tomahawk missile strike on the Syrian air base suspected of sending jets to bomb the rebel-held village of Khan Sheikhoun with sarin gas to make Donald Trump “presidential.” The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza questi

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