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A single high-sensitivity troponin T result could quickly and safely rule out MI in the EDHigh-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T can quickly and safely rule out myocardial infarction (MI) in patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) with possible emergency acute coronary syndrome.
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The Official White House Snapchat Just Called Betsy DeVos Secretary of 'Educatuon' Screengrab: White House YouTube On Monday, while reading an Easter story to dozens of children she’s about to doom to a substandard education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was featured on the official White House Snapchat under an interesting title: “Secretary of Educatuon.” The way I see it, there are three likely explanations for this error: 1. The official White House Snapchatter was upl
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Google Fiber could get FCC help in fights to compete against AT&T Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) Google Fiber and other ISPs that want to build new networks might get good news from the Federal Communications Commission, which is considering rules that would speed up the process of attaching wires to utility poles. Current FCC rules allow for up to a five-month waiting period before new ISPs can install wires on utility poles that already hold the wires of incu
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10 Companies That Control Just about Everything You Eat It might surprise you that the majority of items in American supermarkets are owned by about 10 companies. Read More
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'Detergent' molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrationsDuring the early 2000s, environmental scientists studying methane emissions noticed something unexpected: the global concentrations of atmospheric methane (CH4)—which had increased for decades, driven by methane emissions from fossil fuels and agriculture—inexplicably leveled off.
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Supermassive black holes found in two tiny galaxiesAstronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes, the second and third such galaxies found to harbor the objects. Together, the three examples suggest that black holes lurk at the center of most ultra-compact dwarfs, potentially doubling the number of supermassive black holes known in the universe. The tiny galaxies were likely leftovers of larger galaxies stri
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Aha! Watching people as they are struck by sudden insightEverybody loves those rare "aha moments" where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. But until now, researchers had not had a good way to study how people actually experienced what is called "epiphany learning."
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New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scansScientists have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s. High-resolution scans and 3-D printing helped the researchers make their discovery.
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What Would It Take for Customers to Boycott United? The fallout from an incident last week on a United Airlines plane, in which a passenger was physically dragged through the aisle off of the supposedly overbooked flight , has led to executive apologies, customer outrage, and calls for passengers to boycott the company. But while many travelers have made public declarations of their intent to stop flying on United, either temporarily or permanentl
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Turkey’s Referendum: How Democracies Decline Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are hailing the results of Turkey’s referendum on Sunday as a victory for democracy. But a victory for what kind of democracy? Not the kind that emphasizes civil liberties, the rule of law, the rights of minority groups, and checks and balances on the power exercised by any one branch of government—the “liberal democracy” that is dominant in th
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The Surge of Refugees Fleeing the U.S. for Canada Ignites Debate Hundreds of asylum seekers are crossing from the U.S. into the small border town of Emerson, Manitoba. Most are of African origin, motivated by fear of deportation. Nearly 300 refugees have claimed asylum in the small town since the start of 2017. The situation has put a strain on emergency resources and brought the issue to global attention. In a recent poll, 41 percent of Canadians said they th
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'Detergent' molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrationsResearchers at Caltech and Harvard have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in 2007.
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Getting a handle on brain organizationEven among people born without hands, there is an overlap in brain activity when viewing hands and viewing tools, suggesting the connection between the two hands and tools is deeply ingrained in brain organization. But the study also found tantalizing clues that, because those born without hands perform many daily functions using their feet, a similar overlap had developed in some of them between
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A California Court for Young Adults Calls on ScienceSan Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.
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Move over, Pluto, DeeDee is the new (potential) dwarf planet in town Space More exciting news about cold, dead rocks Pluto has a new potential buddy out beyond Neptune. Her name is DeeDee.
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Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribersNetflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago.
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Cantina Talk: Carrie Fisher Won’t Star in Star Wars: Episode IX After All The actress' death led to a pretty drastic overhaul of the film's story. The post Cantina Talk: Carrie Fisher Won't Star in Star Wars: Episode IX After All appeared first on WIRED .
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Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomassIn the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are surprising even to those well acquainted with the insect's natural gift for turning wood to dust.
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Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s UniverseA new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
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Q&A: Avian Housing Wars: Competition for Nesting SpotsBirds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist says.
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Global Health: In a Dragon’s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential AntibioticBlood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.
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Physicists create time crystals: New form of matter may hold key to developing quantum machinesHarvard physicists have created a new form of matter - dubbed a time crystal - which could offer important insights into the mysterious behavior of quantum systems.
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Vanderbilt-led study shows high-salt diet decreases thirst, increases hungerThe findings, published as a set of two papers in this week's Journal of Clinical Investigation, shed new light on the body's response to high salt intake and could provide an entirely new approach to these three major killer diseases.
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Imbalances in neural pathways may contribute to repetitive behaviors in autismResearchers in Guoping Feng's lab at MIT hypothesized that a mutation in the autism risk gene SHANK3 differentially affects synaptic development in two neural pathways that contribute to motor control. Their work, published this week in the JCI, suggests that repetitive behaviors in SHANK3-deficient mice are driven by imbalances between the pathways, revealing a potential mechanism and possible ta
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Mission Control for the body's salt and water suppliesWe've all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be an old-wives' tale. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. 'Cosmonauts' who ate more salt retained more water, weren't as thirsty, and needed more energy.
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Learn a language while you wait for WiFi: Tool integrates with email and web browsers to harness micro-momentsHyper-connectivity has changed the way we communicate, wait, and productively use our time. Even in a world of 5G wireless and "instant" messaging, there are countless moments throughout the day when we're waiting for messages, texts and Snapchats to refresh. But our frustrations with waiting a few extra seconds for our emails to push through doesn't mean we have to simply stand by.
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Your Eyes Reveal When You're About to Have a Flash of InsightThat wonderful moment when the solution to a problem suddenly pops into your head might actually be signaled beforehand by your eyes, a new study finds.
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Creating time crystalsResearchers created a previously-only-theoretical time crystal using a small piece of diamond embedded with millions of atomic-scale impurities known as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. They then used microwave pulses to 'kick' the system out of equilibrium, causing the NV center's spins to flip at precisely-timed intervals.
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Poem of the Day: ‘Half Moon, Small Cloud’ by John Updike Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike is best remembered for his insightful and richly descriptive novels and short stories about middle-class America. But he often applied his distinctive literary style to poetry as well, producing eight volumes of verse over the course of his lifetime. In his poetry, as in his prose, he had a talent for making everyday things seem beautiful and strange. For
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First living example of giant ancient mollusc found in the wildThe giant shipworm has mostly been known for its elephant tusk-like shells. Now we’ve finally found some live ones - they eat noxious mud and smell like rotten eggs
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What's the healthiest way to eat a vegetable? Health Are they really healthier raw? The short answer is that it depends widely on both the vegetable itself, and the cooking method used. Read on.
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Space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more by competition than by fear of predatorsMarine scientists find that the space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more by competition than by fear of predators.
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Eye expressions offer a glimpse into the evolution of emotionNew research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul.According to the study, people interpret a person's emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes -- a process that began as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli and evolved to communicate our deepest emotions.
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An Ocean 'Unicorn': 3-Foot Marine 'Worm' Seen for 1st TimeAn enormous, worm-like mollusk inhabits a shell resembling an elephant's tusk, and was recently seen for the first time.
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The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier Solving the mystery of the giant shipworm—a scientific legend that can grow to over five feet long. The post The Mystery of the 5-Foot-Long Shipworm Just Got Stinkier appeared first on WIRED .
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Here's the Cheapest Roomba We've Seen In 2017 iRobot Roomba 650 , $300 Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to a Roomba, and the entry level 650 model is marked down to $300 today on Amazon , which is the best price we’ve seen outside of last year’s $274 holiday promotion. I have the similar Roomba 770, and while it does require a bit of babysitting from time to time, I hardly ever manu
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Scientists Genetically Engineer Luminescent Bacteria to Detect Landmines I mean, who wants to step into a minefield and start poking around? Read More
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Creating time crystalsA team of Harvard researchers created a previously-only-theoretical time crystal using a small piece of diamond embedded with millions of atomic-scale impurities known as nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. They then used microwave pulses to 'kick' the system out of equilibrium, causing the NV center's spins to flip at precisely-timed intervals.
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More multiple sclerosis-causing mutations found in Canadian familiesScientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a 'double gene' mutation in a Canadian family that made them highly susceptible to multiple sclerosis.
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Updated AATS guidelines help cardiovascular surgeons navigate the challenges of managing ischemic mitral regurgitationHow best to treat IMR is controversial, in part, because of the fragility and complexity of the patients, difficulty of grading IMR, the variety of medical and surgical options, and lack of long-term quality studies. Noting that other guidelines generally do not focus on optimal surgical approaches to IMR, the AATS enlisted a group of experts to create a consensus document to provide clinicians wi
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No, Russia isn’t sending a Terminator robot to the space station Enlarge / Meet Fyodor, Russia's new gun-toting robot. (credit: Dmitry Rogozin/Twitter) The reports this weekend were breathless. Mashable said Russia was sending a "death dealing" robot with the power to shoot guns to the International Space Station. Pravda reported that the Russian cyborg, Fyodor, had frightened the West. It was like the Terminator, only in space, and only for reals . In reality
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Cracking Antarctic Ice Shelf Set to Birth New IcebergThe iceberg's release could be in a matter of days or years.
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Verizon’s Android Wear 2.0 watch costs $350 without a contract, launches May 11 Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Just after LG announced its first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 in February, Verizon announced its own competing wearable. Now we know Verizon's Android Wear smartwatch, named Wear24, will be available starting May 11. Coming in silver, black, and rose gold, the Wear24 will be sold on Verizon's website and in its stores for $350. Alternatively, customers can
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Sea Urchins Spew Personal Army of Venomous Jaws Sea Urchins Spew Personal Army of Venomous Jaws Predators steer clear of biting swarm of defenders. SeaUrchins_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Hannah Sheppard-Brennand Creature Monday, April 17, 2017 - 14:30 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Imagine a swarm of venomous, quivering jaws surrounding the food you are about to eat. Would you change your mind about dinner? Fish do, as it turn
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Researchers drag horrifying new species of nightmare monster from lagoon Animals Scientists are pretty happy about this, for some reason. Scientists finally got their hands on a legendary species of shipworm previously known only by its giant shells. You know you want to see.
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Getting a handle on brain organizationEven among people born without hands, there is an overlap in brain activity when viewing hands and viewing tools, suggesting the connection between the two hands and tools is deeply ingrained in brain organization. But the study also found tantalizing clues that, because those born without hands perform many daily functions using their feet, a similar overlap had developed in some of them between
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Money a barrier to independence for young adults with autismResearchers from the University of Missouri have found when teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as paying bills and filing taxes. These findings highlight the importance of incorporating financial management into early education to empower young a
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Getting things done while you wait for WiFiTo help us make the most of idle moments, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a series of apps called 'WaitSuite' that test you on vocabulary words during moments of waiting,like when you're waiting for an instant message or for your phone to connect to WiFi.
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Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomassIn the Microbial Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the incredibly efficient eating habits of a fungus-cultivating termite are surprising even to those well acquainted with the insect's natural gift for turning wood to dust.
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The impossibility of immoralityA new study suggests that one way people may mediate immoral behavior is by viewing immoral actions not only as wrong but as actually impossible.
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Atomic structure reveals how cells translate environmental signalsResearchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have determined the atomic resolution structure of a key molecule that translates signals from a cell's local environment into a language that the cell can understand and use. The determination of the architecture of the Inositol Tris-Phosphate Receptor (IP3R) had long been considered a major goal in biomedical research because of its strategic role
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Aha! Study examines people as they are struck by sudden insightEverybody loves those rare 'aha moments' where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. But until now, researchers had not had a good way to study how people actually experienced what is called 'epiphany learning.' In new research, scientists at The Ohio State University used eye-tracking technology to see what happens as pe
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Reading the genetic code depends on contextUniversity of Utah biologists now suggest that connecting amino acids to make proteins in ribosomes, the cell's protein factories, may in fact be influenced by sets of three triplets -- a 'triplet of triplets' that provide crucial context for the ribosome.
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Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mysterySince 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.
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Synthetic carbohydrates against autoimmune diseasesResearchers are developing an innovative approach for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a type of molecular sponge consisting of carbohydrates to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream. Developed to treat anti-MAG neuropathy, the approach also has potential applications for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. Scientists from the U
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Electronics to control plant growthA drug delivery ion pump constructed from organic electronic components also works in plants. Researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University and from the Umeå Plant Science Centre have used such an ion pump to control the root growth of a small flowering plant, the thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana).
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Wearable sweat sensor can diagnose cystic fibrosis, Stanford-led study findsA wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.
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New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystemsCurrent wildfire policy can't adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing, according to a new paper led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Scientists engineer human-germ hybrid molecules to attack drug-resistant bacteriaTaking a cue from viruses that infect and kill bacteria, the researchers engineered molecules capable of targeting the bugs in a way the human immune system cannot -- an approach that could be particularly valuable against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Science fiction horror wriggles into reality with discovery of giant sulfur-powered shipwormOur world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but an international team of researchers discovered a never before studied giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal.
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Fibrosis reversed when 'don't eat me' signal blocked, Stanford study findsResearchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a pathway that, when mutated, drives fibrosis in many organs of the body.
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Crest Has a Terrible Leaking-Toothpaste Problem At first, I blamed my boyfriend. A shared bathroom is already the site of so many petty annoyances that naturally I assumed the regular puddles of blue toothpaste on our sink were his fault. He could not, after all, be trusted to orientate the toilet paper properly, so why would I trust him to close the cap on the toothpaste? Then I tried to put the cap on the Crest Pro-Health tube, and it would
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Check Out This Mesmerizing Timelapse of the Night Sky Above Hawaii Image: SKYGLOW Telescopes dot the cloudless top of the dry volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Earth’s tallest mountain from its underwater base to its peak . Its night skies, free of artificial light, are a resource disappearing across the planet in the face of light pollution. This new video comes as part of the SKYGLOW project, which seeks to capture footage of some of North America’s remaining dark
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LSD Deactivates the Brain's Fear Center, Study Finds A new study finds LSD — a Schedule I drug with "no medical value" — to be therapeutically beneficial. Read More
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YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewedThe long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.
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Scientists find that the space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more by competition than by fear of predatorsIt's a fish-eat-fish world out in the ocean, and prey species usually fear the predators that would make them into a tasty snack.
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Last Night Veep Went Full Silicon Valley, With Uber-Great Results HBO's political comedy snuck in a joke that would've been great on its tech one. The post Last Night Veep Went Full Silicon Valley , With Uber-Great Results appeared first on WIRED .
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Intel cancels IDF in San Francisco, saying it’s not a good match for the company Enlarge Intel has cancelled its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) developer events. Earlier in the year, the company said that it wasn't going to hold an IDF in China this year, but now even the San Francisco event (which was planned to be held in mid-August) has been scrapped. The announcement was spotted by Anandtech . In the past, Intel has used IDF to launch each year's new processor architecture a
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Atomic structure reveals how cells translate environmental signalsResearchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have determined the atomic resolution structure of a key molecule that translates signals from a cell's local environment into a language that the cell can understand and use. The determination of the architecture of the Inositol Tris-Phosphate Receptor (IP3R) had long been considered a major goal in biomedical research because of its strategic role
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Reading the genetic code depends on contextThe so-called central dogma of molecular biology states the process for turning genetic information into proteins that cells can use. "DNA makes RNA," the dogma says, "and RNA makes protein." Each protein is made of a series of amino acids, and each amino acid is coded for by sets of "triplets," which are sets of three informational DNA units, in the genetic code.
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Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery (Update)Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.
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Giant shipworm examined by scientists for first time – video Scientists have been able to examine a giant shipworm for the very first time. The giant worm was found near the Philippines, inside a giant tusk-like case. Shipworms are a form of clam and are found in wooden structures in the sea. • Bizarre bivalve: first living giant shipworm discovered in Philippines Continue reading...
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Bizarre bivalve: first living giant shipworm discovered in Philippines Mud-dwelling organism that lives head down in a tusklike tube found alive for first time, although its existence had been known of for centuries About three feet long and glistening black with a pink, fleshy appendage, it looks like the entrails of an alien from a bad horror film. In fact, it is a giant shipworm. Discovered in the mud of a shallow lagoon in the Philippines, a living creature of t
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This Alien Worm-Creature Will Haunt Your Nightmares Credit: Marvin Altamia New species are discovered frequently, but this creature is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Called the giant shipworm, it lives inside a long shell where it consumes noxious chemicals at the bottom of muddy lagoons. An international team of scientists are now the first to study this elusive animal in the flesh, but after taking a closer look at this... thing ....we kind
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Leaked Documents Reveal the Hotel Lobby's Aggressive Plan to Undermine Airbnb Image: Getty Airbnb can be an awesome service for frugal travelers, and it feels especially great to use when the only other option is staying at an overpriced boutique hotel in the same city. But the incumbent hotel lobby is hoping to highlight some of the weaknesses of the “short-term rental” service, including how it negatively impacts communities and allows unregulated businesses to thrive. A
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Eat, prey, moveMarine scientists find that the space bullethead parrotfish use is influenced more by competition than by fear of predators.
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NASA spots Tropical Cyclone 02W's remnants in South China SeaThe remnants of former Tropical Depression 02W still lingered in the South China Sea when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on April 17.
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New era of western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystemsCurrent wildfire policy can't adequately protect people, homes and ecosystems from the longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing, according to a new paper led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Scientists engineer human-germ hybrid molecules to attack drug-resistant bacteriaInspired by viruses that attack and kill bacteria, researchers at The Rockefeller University have created an entirely new weapon against disease-causing bacteria that shows great promise for treating drug-resistant infections.
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Science fiction horror wriggles into reality with discovery of giant sulfur-powered shipwormOur world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species—a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. The odd animal doesn't seem to eat much, instead it gets its energy from a form of sulfur. The findings, led by scien
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Regulating plant physiology with organic electronicsA drug delivery ion pump constructed from organic electronic components also works in plants. Researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University and from the Umeå Plant Science Centre have used such an ion pump to control the root growth of a small flowering plant, the thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana).
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NASA spots Tropical Cyclone 02W's remnants in South China SeaThe remnants of former Tropical Depression 02W still lingered in the South China Sea when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead on April 17.
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Home-Based Drug Treatment Program Costs Less And Works Treating addiction is expensive and patients often relapse. A new company is offering better results at a price that's lower in the long run — and clients get treatment right at home. (Image credit: Jack Rodolico/NHPR)
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Erdogan’s Surprisingly Narrow Win Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a constitutional referendum that would grant the presidency sweeping new powers wasn’t unexpected. What was unexpected: the thin margin by which he won. Unofficial results showed the “Yes” vote, which granted Erdogan broad powers, garnered 51.18 percent (24.3 million votes); the “No” vote received 48.82 percent (23.2 million). “Erdogan has becom
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California’s wet year eases drought but many still lack waterDon’t be fooled by the superbloom. Despite record-breaking rains, California’s drought is still ongoing in four counties, and the driest five years on record will have lasting effects
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Bigots Are Using a Bizarre Meme About 'Dark White Skin' to Exploit the Cleveland Facebook Killing In the midst of the ongoing manhunt for Steve Stephens, who allegedly shot and killed a 74-year-old man on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, members of the alt-right are spreading an altered image of the murder suspect under the guise of fighting “PC Culture.” In the hours after the shooting, reports spread within alt-right social media circles that, in broadcasts, CNN
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Peep Show: Watch Us Calculate The Speed Of Light With Stale Easter Treats NPR's Adam Cole demonstrates a science experiment that offers a new use for old Peeps. All you need is a ruler and a microwave. (Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR)
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Houston's gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group's prestigeNew research by management and organizational behavior experts at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business finds that gourmet food trucks in Houston cooperate extensively and engage in friendly competition to promote the group members' excellence and uniqueness. The study, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, focuses on 41 food trucks in Houston, the fourth-most populous city
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Cover crops may be used to mitigate and adapt to climate changeCover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a Penn State researcher.
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Houston's gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group's prestigeNew research by management and organizational behavior experts at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business finds that gourmet food trucks in Houston cooperate extensively and engage in friendly competition to promote the group members' excellence and uniqueness. The study, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, focuses on 41 food trucks in Houston, the fourth-most populous city
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Medical mystery solved in record timeIn record-time detective work, a team of scientists narrowed down the genetic cause of intellectual disability in four male patients to a deletion of a small section of the X chromosome that had not been previously linked to a medical condition.
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Cover crops may be used to mitigate and adapt to climate changeCover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture.
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Supermassive black holes found in 2 tiny galaxiesU astronomers and colleagues have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes, the second and third such galaxies found to harbor the objects. Together, the three examples suggest that black holes lurk at the center of most ultra-compact dwarfs, potentially doubling the number of supermassive black holes known in the universe. The tiny galaxies were likely leftovers of lar
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Let’s Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works You can use Legos, pennies, beans---whatever, really---and a six-sided die to model radioactivity. Why? Because physics is fun. The post Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works appeared first on WIRED .
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Early dinosaur relative sported odd mix of bird, crocodile-like traitsTeleocrater rhadinus gives researchers a better picture of what early dinosaur relatives looked like.
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Supermassive black holes found in two tiny galaxiesThree years ago, a University of Utah-led team discovered that an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy contained a supermassive black hole, then the smallest known galaxy to harbor such a giant black hole. The findings suggested that the dwarfs were likely tiny leftovers of larger galaxies that were stripped of their outer layers after colliding into other, larger galaxies.
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Ars Technica

Not your grandfather’s ride: The all-conquering Cadillac DPi-V.R race car Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—Think of Cadillac and what springs to mind? Unfairly or not, you might already be thinking about an older gentleman, sedately cruising behind the wheel. Or, perhaps you imagine an Escalade with windows tinted, massive wheels, and loud speakers. Some of you might even be picturing the CTS-V wagon—one of the Internet's favorite cars to t
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What Was Missing From the Girls Finale How should a show end, when it’s as groundbreaking, contrarian, and frequently infuriating as Girls has been for six seasons? With a wedding? With a flash forward to 50-something Hannah ranting peevishly about how inconvenient Brooklyn’s emergency climate-change evacuations are for her schedule? With a brunch reunion , in homage to Sex and the City , followed by a montage of all four main charact
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Scenes From Coachella 2017 This weekend, the first part of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place in Indio, California. Thousands of music fans gathered to hear performances by artists at six main stages, including Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Radiohead, Crystal Castles, New Order, Bon Iver, Bastille, and much more. The festival wraps up next weekend, April 21 through 23.
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Ten Horrifying Deep Sea Creatures, Ranked Gif source: YouTube The depths of the ocean are festooned with the most nightmarish creatures imaginable . You might think you’re safe, because these critters live thousands of feet down in a cold dark abyss, but the vampire squid, which looks like a nightmare umbrella, and the frilled shark—a literal living fossil—will live on in the recesses of your mind long after you’ve clicked away. Enjoy th
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Windows admins, has Microsoft completely screwed up its security reports? Enlarge / No more security bulletins for your neighborhood bulletin board. (credit: Randy Heinitz ) The last three Patch Tuesdays haven't been the straightforward affairs we're used to. February's was a big deal because it was delayed and then canceled outright , with Microsoft never explaining to us why it didn't happen. Of course, that decision might have had something to do with the unexpected
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Seeing the forest for the trees: What one oak tells us about climate changeIt is the time we wait for all winter, as spring's first green leaves unfurl. The joy we feel is the thrill of a new season, kicked off by the masterful work of trees.
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What wine did Jesus drink at the Last Supper?What kind of wine did Jesus serve at the Last Supper?
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California utility launches first hybrid power systemsA California utility has launched unique systems combining a hybrid battery and gas turbine to produce and store electricity for use during hot summer months and other times when power demand soars.
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NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launchWant the world's best, up-close view of a rocket launch without being right there at the pad?
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What Is Big Chief Trying To Pull With This List? | Street Outlaws #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Chief decides to reset The List, and everyone but Monza and Doc -- who worked all last season for top spots -- are hyped for race night. Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.
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New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scansA set of curious researchers, state-of-the-art visual technology and a bit of good luck helped find a new fish whose tooth collection could put a shark to shame.
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NASA team explores using LISA Pathfinder as 'comet crumb' detectorLISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated critical technologies needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. Now a team of NASA scientists hopes to take advantage of the spacecraft's record-breaking sensitivity to map out the distribution of tiny dust par
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Scientists hunt for new drugs in plant ‘ammo’ A new method for identifying the gene networks plants use to create anti-predator chemicals could lead to more effective drugs, a new study suggests. Plants create hundreds of thousands of small molecules (also called specialized or secondary metabolites)—including chemicals like cocaine, nicotine, and capsaicin—to use as “chemical ammunition” to protect themselves from predation. Unfortunately,
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What’s in Store at This Year’s Cannes Film Festival The lineup at each year’s Cannes Film Festival typically includes a few surprise entries. But the announcement of this year’s offerings brought the first, grudging acknowledgement of a real paradigm shift at one of the oldest, most revered celebrations of filmmaking. That being: Maybe this whole television thing isn’t just a fad. For its 70th anniversary, Cannes is screening episodes from the TV
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Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappearA postmortem of the first known case of 'river piracy' in modern times outlines how a retreating glacier in the Yukon diverted water from one river to another, leading to many downstream effects.
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Researchers working toward indoor location detectionComputer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices.
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Zika RNA now found in a second mosquito speciesZika RNA has now been found in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as another possible carrier of the potentially deadly virus.
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Sympathetic nervous system key to thermogenesis, new study suggestsThe sympathetic nervous system, not white blood cells, is critically important in the regulation of energy expenditure and thermogenesis, researchers reveal in a new report.
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High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopesResearchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques with similar resolution. Known as iterative expansion microscopy, relies on expanding tissue repeatedly, before imaging it with a conventional light microscope.
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Glacier shape influences susceptibility to thinningResearchers have identified glaciers in West Greenland that are most susceptible to thinning in the coming decades by analyzing how they're shaped. The research could help predict how much the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea-level rise during the next century, a number that currently ranges from inches to feet.
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Article examines studies on antidepressants, autism spectrum disordersA new article reviews and analyzes a small collection of studies on fetal exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum disorders.
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South Carolina hospitals see major drop in post-surgical deaths with safety checklistSouth Carolina saw a 22 percent reduction in post-surgical deaths in hospitals that completed a voluntary, statewide program to implement the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.
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Today's Best Deals: Anova Sous-Vide, Anker Audio, Civilization VI, and More Your favorite Anker audio products, Civilization VI , and spring clothing for Prime members lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb HP PC Sale Amazon’s running a one-day sale on refurbished HP computers , and while most of the options are decidedly low-end, there are a few options worth checking out . This $121 tower
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New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehiclesHigh performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made with graphite or other carbon-based materials.
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New many-toothed clingfish discovered with help of digital scansScientists at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and the Western Australian Museum have discovered and named a new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s. High-resolution scans and 3-D printing helped the researchers make their discovery.
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How Wall Street Once Killed the U.S. Solar Industry Why is the American solar-power industry so small? It’s less obvious than it may seem. The global industry is a $65-billion business, and the United States has been involved in it from the beginning. NASA first improved and perfected panels for early satellite and Apollo missions. American firms have been manufacturing and selling solar panels for 40 years. Yet North American firms produce only a
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Ada Limón’s ‘State Bird’ and the Two-Body Problem “Confession: I did not want to live here,” begins Ada Limón in her poem “ State Bird .”“Not among the goldenrod, wild onions or the dropseed, not waist high in the barrel- / aged brown corn water,” describing the land around the old tobacco weigh station in Kentucky where her speaker lives now with someone she loves. She has left other homes behind for this new place, presumably for someone else’
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Nice moves: First dancing, then mating in songbirdsJava sparrows are more likely to mate after dancing together, according to a new study, contradictory to the belief that songs are the primary sexual signal.
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The Saddest Facebook Live Video Is 20 People Kissing a Car Image: Facebook People will do weird things for free stuff. People will also do weird things on public streaming platforms. And sometimes they’ll do both, such as voluntarily kissing a car for hours on end, in hopes of winning it, on Facebook Live. That’s the premise of a contest currently being held in Austin, TX that will end with one dedicated individual winning a brand-new Kia Optima. As you
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New method for tapping vast plant pharmacopeia to make more effective drugsGeneticists have developed an effective method for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemical ammunition plants use to protect themselves from predation and is a natural source of many important drugs.
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Teaching happiness to men with HIV boosts their healthWhen individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a new study. Men using positive emotion skills learned to cope with their stress, while men in the control group increased their use of anti-depressants. The findings extend to dementia caregivers and wo
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Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissionsRecent observations suggest less long-term warming, or climate sensitivity, than the predicted by climate models. But the mismatch is resolved by factoring in that Earth is still in the early stages of adjusting to greenhouse gases.
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Here’s a New Effort to Study the Psychological Effects of Youth Violence: It involves recruiting members of frequently victimized groups to conduct interviews about the psychological toll of violence. submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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NASA team explores using LISA Pathfinder as 'comet crumb' detectorNASA scientists hope to take advantage of LISA Pathfinder's record-breaking sensitivity to acceleration to map out the distribution of tiny dust particles shed by asteroids and comets far from Earth.
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Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological InstantMelting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.”
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Uber’s PR Nightmare, a Field Guide A lot of people seem to hate Uber. But the paradoxical thing about the ride-sharing giant’s notoriety is that it’s both unfair and totally justified. Taxi companies have long railed against Uber for disrupting their industry—but people flocked to ride-sharing for its convenience and reliability. (In other words, taxis were dominating a sector that was theirs to lose.) Misinformation has, at times
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9 Consumer Complaints About Prevagen, the Bullshit Memory Drug Screenshot from a commercial for the Quincy Biosciences supplement Prevagen, which purports to help with memory (YouTube) Have you seen those ads for Prevagen, the memory-enhancing supplement? It’s got “a protein originally found in jellyfish,” so you know it has to be good . The company that makes the drug, Quincy Biosciences, is currently being sued in federal court by the FTC and the New York
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As sea levels rise, where will all the people go? Environment Climate change could do a number on inland cities New study looks at where people will migrate towards due to the impact of climate change induced sea level rise.
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Halo Wars on Steam is first online Halo game to rely on Steamworks Coming to Steam. But, wait, where'd the Xbox Live requirements go? (credit: Microsoft Studios) Might a mainline Halo game one day receive a bonafide Steam launch? Microsoft Studios tiptoed ever closer to that possibility with a Monday announcement— Halo Wars: Definitive Edition (HWDE) is coming to Steam later this week. You're not smokin' something: Microsoft is indeed releasing its resolution-bu
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1st Woman to Run Boston Marathon Competes Again, At Age 70The first woman ever to run the Boston Marathon as an official entrant will run the race again today at age 70.
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Dai Morgan Evans obituaryArchaeologist who advised on the design of a replica Roman villa for the Channel 4 series Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day In 2010 the archaeologist Dai Morgan Evans, who has died aged 73 after suffering from cancer, designed a replica Roman villa in Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, and advised six craftsmen on how to build it. The project, shown on the Channel 4 TV series Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day , used on
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Classic Mac OS and dozens of apps can now be run in a browser window The Internet Archive is a great resource if you're looking to play with older PC apps and operating systems—thanks to a JavaScript port of DOSBox, you can run stuff like Mario Teaches Typing and Windows For Workgroups 3.11 right in your browser, giving you a quick and easy way to get some idea of what it was like to use a computer 20 or 25 years ago. Now, the Internet Archive has some retro compu
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Experts: Ship may have hit endangered whale found deadResearchers say preliminary findings show a North Atlantic right whale may have been struck by a ship before the animal was found dead in Massachusetts waters.
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Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inlandWhen Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana in 2005, cities inland saw an influx of evacuees escaping the storm and its aftermath. Now, a new University of Georgia study predicts that this could happen again as a result of sea-level rise.
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Dietary supplement may enhance dairy cattle health and reproductive capacityAnimal scientist Phil Cardoso knew that milk protein increases when dairy cows are fed the amino acid methionine, but he suspected that the supplement might have additional health benefits.
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Behind the iron curtain: How methane-making microbes kept the early Earth warmFor much of its first two billion years, Earth was a very different place: oxygen was scarce, microbial life ruled, and the sun was significantly dimmer than it is today. Yet the rock record shows that vast seas covered much of the early Earth under the faint young sun.
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Appeals court revives Apple’s patented “rubber banding” tech because of one small tweak (credit: Larry Rosenstein ) Apple went all-out in its patent assault on Samsung beginning in 2012, when Steve Jobs' promised "thermonuclear war" against Android became a reality. The patents used by the Cupertino device maker weren't just challenged in court, though. Various parties have challenged Apple's most important patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well. On Friday, the US Co
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Dietary supplement may enhance dairy cattle health and reproductive capacityDairy cattle diets are often deficient in the essential amino acid methionine; supplements have been shown to increase milk production and protein concentration. A new study shows that rumen-protected methionine supplements can change gene expression in the ovarian follicle, potentially leading to shorter time between ovulation events. Methionine supplements also decrease expression of genes relat
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Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inlandResearchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters.
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Teaching happiness to men with HIV boosts their healthWhen individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a new study. Men using positive emotion skills learned to cope with their stress, while men in the control group increased their use of anti-depressants. The findings extend to dementia caregivers and wo
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Do BAT receptors hold the key to treating obesity and diabetes?According to research published online in The FASEB Journal, scientists have discovered a way to increase the amount of metabolism-boosting brown adipose tissue (BAT) ('good' fat) by employing two receptors on BAT cells as potential therapeutic targets.
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Lessons from Parkfield help predict continued fault movements after earthquakesA new study shows that the San Andreas Fault continued to slip gradually for six to 12 years after the 2004 magnitude 6.0 Parkfield, Calif., earthquake, raising the issue of continued damage to structures built across fault zones after damaging earthquakes.
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Deep sea tourism could become a thing soon Environment Stockton Rush is kind of like the Jeff Bezos of the ocean In 2018, Cyclops 2 is slated take 54 passengers to the Titanic, some 12,500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. Fancy a deep-sea vacation? Read on.
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Migration from sea-level rise could reshape cities inlandResearchers estimate that approximately 13.1 million people could be displaced by rising ocean waters, with Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix as top destinations for those forced to relocate.
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Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their childrenDosing, labeling and a seemingly endless range of allergy medication options can make picking the right medicine a complicated task for some parents. More than half of parents say seasonal allergies affect their kids, with some unsure how to choose the right medicine and 1 in 7 giving allergy medicine labeled for adults.
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7 Android Apps That Actually Work Properly on a Chromebook Image: Gizmodo If you haven’t heard, a lot of Chromebooks can run Android apps now , but not everything in the Google Play Store is going to make sense for your lightweight laptop—we’re looking at you, Snapchat.Here are seven Android apps that are actually well suited to running on top of Chrome OS. Shockingly not a single one comes from Adobe. The company has optimized all of its mobile apps for
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Can Love Close the Achievement Gap? Seat-belt use in the United States rose from 14 percent in 1985 to 84 percent in 2011 thanks, in large part, to a massive ad campaign promoting the practice. Even now, with “buckle up” warnings far less prominent, seat-belt use continues to rise . Ronald Ferguson wants to see a similar trend with the use of five evidence-based parenting principles dubbed the Boston Basics : maximize love, manage
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Blood Bowl review: A triumphant return after 22 years out of print Enlarge (credit: Games Workshop) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our regular series on tabletop games! Check out a complete listing of all our board and card gaming coverage . For gamers of a certain age, Blood Bowl has a special resonance. Pitched as “the game of fantasy football,” it’s gridiron for Tolkien fans, in which two teams taken from numerous fantasy races beat the ever-living crap out of one
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Examining cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic exams for microscopic hematuriaRoutine urinalysis for screening of genitourinary cancer isn't recommended by any major health group but patients who undergo urinalysis for a variety of other reasons are often found to have microscopic hematuria, which prompts further evaluation. A new article explores the cost-effectiveness of four initial diagnostic protocols for these patients.
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New HIV reservoir discoveredScientists have identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure research.
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Method to control light propagation in waveguides inventedEngineers have invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. They built photonic integrated devices that had record-small footprints and were also able to maintain optimal performance over an unprecedented broad wavelength range. The method could lead to faster, more powerful, and more efficient optical chips, which
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For keeping X chromosomes active, chromosome 19 marks the spotAfter nearly 40 years of searching, researchers report they have identified a part of the human genome that appears to block an RNA responsible for keeping only a single X chromosome active when new female embryos are formed, effectively allowing for the generally lethal activation of more than one X chromosome during development.
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New insight into dark matter halosResearchers used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to find evidence that the dark matter halos surrounding galaxies and galaxy clusters have a discernible edge.
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Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, researchers sayBrain games marketed by the billion-dollar brain-training industry don't improve cognition or help prevent age-related brain decline, new research finds.
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Cave-in: How blind species evolveWhy do animals that live in caves become blind? Charles Darwin originally suggested that eyes could be lost by “disuse” over time. Now, an evolutionary biologist who wants to get to the heart of the matter may be proving Darwin wrong.
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Lessons from Parkfield help predict continued fault movements after earthquakesA new study shows that the San Andreas Fault continued to slip gradually for six to twelve years after the 2004 magnitude 6.0 Parkfield, California earthquake, raising the issue of continued damage to structures built across fault zones after damaging earthquakes. This long period of "afterslip" compares to just a year of afterslip for a similar magnitude quake in Napa, California in 2014, demonst
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How Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg muscles and kidneys, running a marathon is sort of like putting your entire body through a meat grinder. Some run with charities and keep a slower
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Potential new treatment strategy for neuroinflammation related to severe type of strokeScientists have discovered a potential new treatment to reduce the effects of intracerebral hemorrhage. This research has been published online in The FASEB Journal.
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Behind the iron curtain: How methane-making microbes kept the early Earth warmUsing mud pulled from the bottom of a tropical lake, researchers at have gained a new grasp of how ancient microbes made methane in the complex iron chemistry of the early Earth.
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Is Snapchat’s CEO Awful Enough to Have Said This Awful Thing? Image: Getty. Here’s a Monday morning riddle for you. A lawsuit filed by an ex-Snapchat employee alleges that CEO Evan Spiegel once told him the app is “only for rich people,” and that he therefore didn’t want to expand into “poor countries like India and Spain.” At first glance, that comment might strike a reasonable reader as absurd, so explicitly awful as to be impossible to believe. Given tha
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Mechanism behind the electric charges generated by photosynthesisPhotosynthesis requires a mechanism to produce large amounts of chemical energy without losing the oxidative power needed to break down water. A research team has clarified part of this mechanism, marking another step towards the potential development of artificial photosynthesis.
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Facebook video of elderly man being murdered gets over 1.6 million views [Update] Update noon EDT : The suspect shot and killed himself Tuesday after a police chase in Pennsylvania. Original story : (credit: Cleveland Police Department ) Authorities continued their search Monday for a Cleveland man accused of randomly shooting and killing an elderly man on Easter Sunday. Police said the suspect, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, uploaded the video he took of the heinous act to Faceb
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Amazon's Running a Lightning Deal on Status Audio's Amazing CB-1s Status Audio CB-1 , $63 Update : Lightning deal is over. Hope you got one! If price has been the barrier to entry keeping you from better audio, Amazon’s running the best deal ever on Status Audio’s CB-1s , just $63 for the next few hours, or until sold out. The last time we posted this deal you bought them all pretty quickly. Status is a direct-to-consumer headphone company, building great cans
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Telecom lobbying muscle kills privacy rulesThe telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress.
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NASA spots short-lived Tropical Cyclone MaaruthaOn Saturday, April 15, Tropical Cyclone 1B formed in the Northern Indian Ocean and it made landfall in Burma (Myanmar) on April 16. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm as if formed quickly and strengthened into a tropical storm that was renamed "Maarutha."
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Medieval priest discovered in elaborate grave 700 years after his deathThe remains of a Medieval priest who died 700 years ago has been uncovered at Thornton Abbey in Lincolnshire. Research shows he could have been a victim of the Great Famine.
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Twist and shine: Development of a new photoluminescent sensor materialStress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. Researchers have just published an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress.
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Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animalsMicroscopic probes developed at Rice University have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of small living animals. The technique allows a single animal like a worm to be tested again and again and could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.
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Researchers provide new insight into dark matter halosResearch from the University of Pennsylvania could shed light on the distribution of one of the most mysterious substances in the universe.
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Secret Medieval Tomb Reveals Resting Site of Five Lost Archbishops An Archbishop’s gold Mitre rests atop a lead coffin. (Image: Garden Museum) During renovations at the former site of a medieval church in London, England, construction workers uncovered the entranceway to a hidden crypt. Inside lay 30 lead coffins, including the remains of five former Archbishops of Canterbury. It’s a completely unexpected archaeological finding—showing that even London’s most fa
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America Can’t Do Much About North Korea When asked by the Financial Times on April 2 about working with China to reduce the nuclear threat from North Korea, President Donald Trump replied : “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you.” Quite how this would be done, the president declined to divulge. In the weeks that followed, the hostile standoff in Northeast Asia heated up. As a U.S. Navy
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Researchers working toward indoor location detectionRice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a paper at last month's 2017 Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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What if the United States exits the Paris Agreement on climate? Environment A rundown of the fallout Leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change is mostly political theater—but it will still hurt the U.S. Read on.
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Children born of wartime rape report troubled peace For children born of wartime rape, peacetime doesn’t always bring relief or an end to violence. These children often endure continued brutality. This finding comes from a new study of children born to mothers abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Joseph Kony led this rebel group during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007. Beca
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Study offers hope, sheds light on how vets respond to traumaA new study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those veterans who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience 'post-traumatic growth' -- such as an increased appreciation of life, awareness of new possibilities and enhanced inner strength.
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Glacier shape influences susceptibility to meltingJust how prone a glacier is to thinning depends on its thickness and surface slope, features that are influenced by the landscape under the glacier. In general, thinning spreads more easily across thick and flat glaciers and is hindered by thin and steep portions of glaciers.
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Penn researchers provide new insight into dark matter halosResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to find evidence that the dark matter halos surrounding galaxies and galaxy clusters have a discernible edge.
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NASA spots short-lived Tropical Cyclone MaaruthaOn Saturday, April 15, Tropical Cyclone 1B formed in the Northern Indian Ocean and it made landfall in Burma (Myanmar) on April 16. NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the storm as if formed quickly and strengthened into a tropical storm that was renamed 'Maarutha.'
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Guideline sets standard of care for treatment of oropharynx cancer with radiation therapyThe American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued a new clinical guideline for the management of oropharyngeal cancer.
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Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animalsMicroscopic probes developed at Rice University simplify the process of measuring electrical activity in the cells of small living animals. The technique could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.
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Columbia engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguidesColumbia Engineering Professor Nanfang Yu has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. He built photonic integrated devices that had record-small footprints and were also able to maintain optimal performance over an unprecedented broad wavelength range. His method could lead to faster, more powerful, and more e
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New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patientsThe use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents as communication of their unmet needs, according to a new study led by Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, associate professor of quantitative health sciences. Results of the study were published in JAMA Internal Me
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Tweaking a molecule's structure can send it down a different path to crystallizationSilky chocolate, a better medical drug, or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right crystals making up the material. Now, scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as they form have been able to influence that path by modifying the starting ingredient.
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UNC researchers identify a new HIV reservoirA UNC research team has identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure research.
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Article examines studies on antidepressants, autism spectrum disordersA new article published by JAMA Pediatrics reviews and analyzes a small collection of studies on fetal exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum disorders.
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Examining cost-effectiveness of initial diagnostic exams for microscopic hematuriaRoutine urinalysis for screening of genitourinary cancer isn't recommended by any major health group but patients who undergo urinalysis for a variety of other reasons are often found to have microscopic hematuria, which prompts further evaluation. A new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine explores the cost-effectiveness of four initial diagnostic protocols for these patients.
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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancerStudy in Nature Nanotechnology describes new method to transform immune cells, while inside the body, into leukemia-fighting powerhouses.
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Glacier shape influences susceptibility to thinningResearchers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified glaciers in West Greenland that are most susceptible to thinning in the coming decades by analyzing how they're shaped. The research could help predict how much the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea-level rise during the next century, a number that currently ranges from inches to feet.
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High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopesMIT researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques with similar resolution. Known as iterative expansion microscopy, relies on expanding tissue repeatedly, before imaging it with a conventional light microscope.
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Time-lapse shows how anticancer and antiviral drugs get into cellsDuke scientists have modeled all of the steps by which nucleosides and their analogs are transported into cells by a specific molecule named the concentrative nucleoside transporter or CNT. The finding, published in Nature, provides important structural information that could be used to design smarter, more specific anticancer and antiviral drugs.
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Assay of nearly 5,000 mutations reveals roots of genetic splicing errorsBrown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
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Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissionsRecent observations suggest less long-term warming, or climate sensitivity, than the predicted by climate models. But the mismatch is resolved by factoring in that Earth is still in the early stages of adjusting to greenhouse gases.
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Sympathetic nervous system is critical in regulating energy expenditure and thermogenesisNew study suggests that your brain, not your white blood cells, keeps you warm.
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Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappearA postmortem of the first known case of 'river piracy' in modern times outlines how a retreating glacier in the Yukon diverted water from one river to another, leading to many downstream effects.
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Breakdown of neutrophil protein causes severe autoimmune disease of blood vesselsOsaka University researchers revealed that patients with a severe autoimmune disease that attacks the blood vessels lack the membrane form of a protein (SEMA4D) found in white blood cells. The absence of membrane-bound SEMA4D prevents inflammation from being restrained in these patients, while increased soluble SEMA4D upregulates inflammatory signaling. The findings suggest SEMA4D could not only b
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A river in Canada just turned to piracy because of global warming Science Yo-ho-ho and a melting glacier A river in Canada just became a victim of piracy. River piracy. Read on.
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Do parasitic worms help keep arteries young? Among an indigenous group of people in the Amazon region of Bolivia, atherosclerosis is practically nonexistent, whereas it’s a common fact of life for most Americans over 60. It’s a complicated comparison, but parasitic worms seem to be part of the equation, say researchers. “The Tsimane have the lowest reported prevalence of atherosclerosis than any population recorded to date,” says Michael Gu
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What's Behind Japan's Moss Obsession?In a country known for its eccentric tastes, is this simply another flash-in-the-pan fad?
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‘River piracy’ on a high glacier lets one waterway rob anotherThe melting of one of Canada’s largest glaciers has rerouted meltwater from one stream into another in an instance of river piracy.
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Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography. The abrupt a
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High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopesMIT researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques that offer similar resolution.
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Time-lapse shows how anticancer and antiviral drugs get into cellsSome of the most effective treatments against viral infections and cancer belong to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogs. These are essentially faulty versions of molecular building blocks that can slip into cells and get incorporated into DNA, effectively throwing a wrench into the machinery that viruses and cancer cells to make copies of themselves.
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Engineers invent method to control light propagation in waveguidesA team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. To demonstrate this technique, they built photonic integrated devices that not only had record-small footprints but were also able to maintain optimal performance over
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Tweaking a molecule's structure can send it down a different path to crystallizationSilky chocolate, a better medical drug, or solar panels all require the same thing: just the right crystals making up the material. Now, scientists trying to understand the paths crystals take as they form have been able to influence that path by modifying the starting ingredient.
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Glacier shape influences susceptibility to thinningResearchers at The University of Texas at Austin have identified glaciers in West Greenland that are most susceptible to thinning in the coming decades by analyzing how they're shaped. The research could help predict how much the Greenland Ice Sheet will contribute to future sea-level rise during the next century, a number that currently ranges from inches to feet.
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Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissionsHow hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming.
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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancerResearchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells—while the immune cells are still inside the body.
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Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappearThe massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century.
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Researchers working toward indoor location detectionRice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices.
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Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese womenFor women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.
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Our brain’s map changes for the size of the space Whereas humans can look at a complex landscape like a mountain vista and almost immediately orient themselves to navigate its multiple regions over long distances, other mammals such as rodents orient relative to physical cues—like approaching and sniffing a wall—that build up over time. This ability to navigate our surroundings and understand our relative position includes an environment-depende
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Ikke længere sci-fi: Håndholdt enhed kan finde sygdommeStar Trek-teknologien "tricorder" er blevet til virkelighed.
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Creative people physically see and process the world differentlyThose who display a high degree of the openness personality trait may be more creative because of the way they process visual information
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Will Tesla Do to Cars What Apple Did to Smartphones? As Tesla surged past Ford and General Motors last week to become the most valuable car company in the United States, here was the brusque assessment of Bruce Greenwald, a professor at Columbia Business School: “It’s nuts.” And, in a way, it is nuts. Particularly, if you ignore the Elon Musk mythology and look at the numbers. Tesla sold 80,000 cars last year. GM sold 10 million, meaning it exceede
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How to secure your Microsoft account DIY Keep your digital property safe Follow these simple steps, from choosing passwords to watching for suspicious activity, to keep unwelcome visitors out of your Microsoft account.
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Ars Technica

Apple is replacing busted fourth-gen iPads with the newer, faster Air 2 Enlarge / The iPad Air 2 (left) next to the iPad Air (right). (credit: Andrew Cunningham) If you take your fourth-generation iPad into Apple for a repair, the company may replace your tablet with a newer iPad Air 2 instead. According to an internal memo published by MacRumors , Apple started doing this on March 30, right around when the $329 iPad became available for purchase: Starting March 30,
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Electroconvulsive therapy on the rise again in England ECT stages comeback after years of decline, with thousands treated on NHS despite lack of scientific explanation for effects The use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems, a procedure long thought to be in steep decline, is on the rise again in England, a Guardian analysis indicates. Exclusive data covering four-fifths of NHS mental health trusts in England shows th
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That Was the Best Doctor Who Season Premiere in Years Doctor Who made its welcome (and long overdue) return this past weekend, and it was all decidedly new: a new companion, new tone, and in some ways, a new sensibility from showrunner Steven Moffat, as compared to his past few seasons on the series. Still, for all its freshness, season 10's opening episode couldn’t help but return to explore some emotional drama that Doctor Who is more than familia
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How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak HaririTo design the Bahá'í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination -- from the temple's form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. Join Hariri for a journey through the creative process, as he explores what makes for a sacred experience in a secular world.
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What is ECT and how does it work? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has coloured perceptions of electroconvulsive therapy, but the modern reality is different The public perception of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is rooted in cultural depictions, not least the dramatic scene in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in which Jack Nicholson is held down as the treatment is carried out. Sylvia Plath’s account in The Bell Jar is
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Older victims of fraud have poorer cognitive skills and are less conscientious, honestWhen comparing victims of fraud to those who had never been victimized, lead authors Dr. Kang Lee and doctoral researcher Rebecca Judges at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, along with researchers at Ryerson University, found that older victims have poorer cognitive abilities in everyday activities and are less conscientious and less honest than no
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South Carolina hospitals see major drop in post-surgical deaths with safety checklistSouth Carolina saw a 22 percent reduction in post-surgical deaths in hospitals that completed a voluntary, statewide program to implement the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.
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Lyme disease imposes large cost on the northeast United StatesIn a new study, Yale researchers find that perceived risks of contracting Lyme disease on average cause a person in the Northeast to forego eight 73-minute outdoor trips per year -- exacting a total cost roughly $2.8 billion to $5 billion annually in the densely populated region.
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What Does a Black Hole Really Look Like?39-year-old drawing hints at what the Event Horizon Telescope may have just captured: the true shape of a black hole -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to rebuild your online privacy post-congressional ruling Sponsored Post Private Internet Access VPN keeps your browsing history under wraps. It's now 63 percent off. Private Internet Access VPN keeps your browsing history under wraps, now 63 percent off. Read on.
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Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with RussiaGoogle on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.
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The Last Person Born in the 19th Century Died and So Will You Image: AP Humans start getting ready to die as soon as they are born. But for some, that process takes a whole lot longer than it does for everyone else. Take Italy’s Emma Morano. She was officially the world’s best live-r before passing away at 117 on Saturday, according to The Chicago Tribune. She was born on November 29, 1899—Guinness World Records says that would have made her the last known
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Physicists create 'negative mass'Physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn't accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.
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Repeating non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the syntactic priming effectRepetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just heard.
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For keeping X chromosomes active, chromosome 19 marks the spotAfter nearly 40 years of searching, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a part of the human genome that appears to block an RNA responsible for keeping only a single X chromosome active when new female embryos are formed, effectively allowing for the generally lethal activation of more than one X chromosome during development.
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Your Favorite Bluetooth Speaker and Bluetooth Earbuds Are Both On Sale Anker SoundCore , $31 with code ANKMAY77 | Anker SoundBuds , $23 with code ANKER233 | Anker SoundBuds NB10 , $30 with code ANKER260 Anker makes our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth earbuds , and both are on sale today on Amazon. The SoundBuds were my go-to Bluetooth earbuds until I got a pair of AirPods, and the SoundCore in particular is notable for its impressive bas
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USA tester eksperimentel dna-vaccine mod zikavirusForskere håber at kunne stoppe den frygtede zikavirus, der spredes med myg og er årsag til, at babyer fødes svært handicappede med underudviklede kranier.
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Mobile sensing system could give couples the power to anticipate each other's emotional states, adapt behaviorYour partner comes in and slams a door. What was that about? Something you did? What if you knew to anticipate it because you were notified in advance from an automated text message that he/she didn't have a great day at work? Might that change the dynamic of your interactions?
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Physicists create 'negative mass'Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn't accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.
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The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years agoLarge saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, biologists report.
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Study unravels long-held Fermi puzzle tied to nonlinear systemsNonlinear systems can indeed reach equilibrium, according to new research from an international team of physicists. The work has implications in materials science and other fields.
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Helping students learn by sketchingNew software Sketch Worksheets analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches, helping them learn multiple subjects.
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SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant imagesA new camera platform has been introduced that uses laser 'speckle' patterns to capture high-resolution images from a distance without telescopic lenses.
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Nuclease-resistant hybrid nanoflowersAn eco-friendly method to synthesize DNA-copper nanoflowers with high load efficiencies, low cytotoxicity, and strong resistance against nucleases has been developed by researchers.
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Bearing Witness to Climate Change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bearing Witness to Climate ChangeA new exhibition and book document an artist’s 10-year exploration of vanishing glacial landscapes though paintings and photographs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Satisfy Your Inner Child and Adult With Gorgeous Disney Posters for Grown-Ups For its upcoming show, Mondo asked 30 artists to draw posters for classic Disney animated movies. The post Satisfy Your Inner Child and Adult With Gorgeous Disney Posters for Grown-Ups appeared first on WIRED .
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How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity Buoyed by Donald Trump’s championing of a voucher system—and cheered on by his education secretary Betsy DeVos—Arizona just passed one of the country's most thoroughgoing policies in favor of so-called “school of choice.” The legislation signed by Governor Doug Ducey allows students who withdraw from the public system to use their share of state funding for private school, homeschooling, or onlin
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Bell correlations measured in half a million atoms(Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated Bell correlations in the largest physical system to date—an ensemble of half a million atoms at an ultracold temperature of 25 µK. The presence of Bell correlations indicates that all of the atoms share nonlocal quantum correlations with each other. These correlations could one day be used in quantum information systems and to design new tests of quantum mec
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Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the jobMoving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 percent, a University of Waterloo study has found.The study, published in Applied Ergonomics, found that paramedics who had access to stretchers with a battery-powered hydraulic system and an assisted ambulance-loading feature experienced significantly fewer musculoskeletal injuries on the job.
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3-D prints used to compare effectiveness of top surgical techniques for repairing heel deformityUsing 3-D models of a patient's foot, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have found that the three leading procedures for treating heel deformities do not adequately correct the debilitating problem. Investigators used 18 identical 3-D prints of a single patient's heel to evaluate the most common techniques for treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a genetic neuromuscular disease that kills the l
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Washington State University physicists create 'negative mass'Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn't accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It accelerates backwards.
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Monitoring troubles of the heartIn the near future, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and Sciences believe technology might be employed to help de-escalate any potential conflicts among couples. USC researchers employed multi-modal ambulatory measures to develop a system in order to detect if conflict had occurred between a couple -- a sort of seismometer of the
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LifeCourse meets Triple Aim for late life careLate life support care study showed extensive cost reductions and improved patient satisfaction. Based on results, Allina Health is integrating care model into care management and specialty clinics.
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Nice moves: First dancing, then mating in songbirdsJava sparrows are more likely to mate after dancing together, according to a study from Hokkaido University, contradictory to the belief that songs are the primary sexual signal.
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Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place NASA When the Internet came along in the 1990s, like a lot of government agencies, NASA kind of scratched its head and wondered what to make of all this freely shared information. But unlike a lot of other agencies, NASA had a trove of images, audio, and video the general public wanted to see. After all, this was the agency that had sent people to the Moon, taken photos of every planet in the Sol
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'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor materialStress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress.
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It Sounds Like We May Be Waiting Even Longer for Star Trek: Discovery Rian Johnson offers some vague Last Jedi teasers. James Gunn has apparently talked with Kevin Feige about a wild idea for the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Man From UNCLE could be getting a sequel. Plus, good news for Fear the Walking Dead , and even more rumors about the next star of Doctor Who . It’s time for the spoilers... to begin! Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson confirmed to M
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Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is twice as efficient as the average cop car Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—On Friday, we revealed our picks of this year's New York International Auto Show . And perhaps surprisingly, our very favorite new vehicle on display was Ford's new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. And as you'll see in the video above, Stephen Tyler, Ford's police marketing manager, was kind enough to give us a quick tour of the new
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Amazon's Clearing Out Refurbished HP PCs In This One-Day Sale Refurb HP PC Sale Amazon’s running a one-day sale on refurbished HP computers , and while most of the options are decidedly low-end, there are a few options worth checking out . This $121 tower is the cheapest option in the entire sale, and with good reason. But throw a bigger hard drive in there, and it could make a decent home theater PC . This $229 laptop is also interesting , as its screen ca
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Reagan Thought This 1983 Nuclear Apocalypse Movie Validated His Nuclear Policy Have you ever seen the 1983 ABC TV-movie The Day Aft er? It’s bleak as hell, to say the least. It was a media event, with untold numbers of American dying in the film after a tit-for-tat nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But curiously, President Ronald Reagan thought that it validated everything about his get-tough nuclear policy with the Soviets. (You can watch the entire thing on YouTube if yo
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Plant genes may lack off switch, but have volume controlScientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered that DNA sequences thought to be essential for gene activity can be expendable. Sequences once called junk sometimes call the shots instead.
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Inside an Intergalactic Video Game, a Search for Real Alien WorldsShowing that algorithms are often no match for human vision, players of EVE Online will sift through satellite imagery in a vast citizen science hunt for exoplanets.
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Welcome to Internet Privacy LimboTrump’s first move on consumer Internet privacy was decidedly pro-business, but mostly it made the future of online privacy a lot more uncertain.
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Improbable ‘black swan’ events can devastate animal populationsConservation managers should take a note from the world of investments and pay attention to “black swan” events, a new study posits.
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Quantitative study of aldehyde content in electronic cigarettes(Phys.org)—Electronic cigarettes have had their share of both detractors and advocates since they hit the market in 2004. Many people believe that they are healthier than cigarettes, but others say that the effects of e-cigarette vapors are largely unknown. Medical organizations have generally taken a cautious approach and do not specifically recommend e-cigarettes for stopping smoking or as a hea
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I built a mini LEGO Macintosh Classic with e‑ink display Jannis Hermanns Long story short: I built a Wi-Fi enabled LEGO Macintosh Classic running Docker on a Raspberry Pi Zero with an e‑paper display. Docker deployments via resin.io. Read on for more details of how I built it. But why? While my son and I were playing with LEGO, after building a 1987 GMC Vandura and an off-road Segway I suddenly had the urge to build one of the first computers I remembe
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Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers sayNew research finds brain games marketed by the billion-dollar brain-training industry don't improve cognition or help prevent age-related brain decline.
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Repeating non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the syntactic priming effectAccording to Glasgow and HSE/Northumbria researchers, repetition of non-verbs as well as verbs can boost the effect of syntactic priming, i.e. the likelihood of people reproducing the structure of the utterance they have just heard.
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'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor materialOIST researchers develop a material that shines under mechanical stress by incorporating a photoluminescent sensor molecule within a standard polymer.
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Parents struggle with choosing allergy medicine for their childrenDosing, labeling and a seemingly endless range of allergy medication options can make picking the right medicine a complicated task for some parents.
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Plant genes may lack off switch, but have volume controlUC Davis researchers discover a gene in the model plant Arabidopsis that can function without a promoter, but requires DNA sequences from an intron.
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Saudi seeks 10% renewable energy in six years: ministerSaudi Arabia wants 10 percent of its electricity to come from renewable sources within several years as part of a transformation in its power sector, the energy minister said Monday.
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Nuclease-resistant hybrid nanoflowersAn eco-friendly method to synthesize DNA-copper nanoflowers with high load efficiencies, low cytotoxicity, and strong resistance against nucleases has been developed by Professor Hyun Gyu Park in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and his collaborators.
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Mating success follows duet dancing in the Java sparrowJava sparrows are more likely to mate after dancing together, according to a study from Hokkaido University, contradictory to the belief that songs are the primary sexual signal.
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Mechanism behind the electric charges generated by photosynthesisPhotosynthesis requires a mechanism to produce large amounts of chemical energy without losing the oxidative power needed to break down water. A Japanese research team has clarified part of this mechanism, marking another step towards the potential development of artificial photosynthesis. The findings were published on February 27 in the online edition of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
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Make our soil great againMost of us don't think much about soil, let alone its health. But as Earth Day approaches, it's time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity's best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity.
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Stunning Aerials From NASA’s Surveys of the Arctic Blue and white as far as the eye can see. The post Stunning Aerials From NASA’s Surveys of the Arctic appeared first on WIRED .
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On intelligenceDuring human evolution, our cerebral cortex increased in size in response to new environmental challenges. The cerebral cortex is the site of diverse processes, including visual perception and language acquisition. However, no accepted unitary theory of cortical function exists yet. One hypothesis is that there is an evolutionarily conserved neural circuit that implements a simple and flexible com
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Spotted hyenas rarely die from disease—scientists set out to discover whyOl-konôî, the Maa or Maasai word for hyena, means "to eat greedily" or "the gluttonous one". It shows a not so subtle disdain many communities have for spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). It's true that hyenas scramble and "laugh" during intense feeding events. But then so do many human social groups.
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Nuclease-resistant hybrid nanoflowersAn eco-friendly method to synthesize DNA-copper nanoflowers with high load efficiencies, low cytotoxicity, and strong resistance against nucleases has been developed by Professor Hyun Gyu Park in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and his collaborators.
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These hints get people to save some tax refund New research identifies ways to prompt low- and moderate-income households to save more of their tax refund. Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study was part of the Refund to Savings I
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Will we reverse the little progress we've made on environmental justice?The Flint water crisis was perhaps the most high-profile example of the social inequalities tied to environmental issues. But it is hardly the first.
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Best of Last Week–First 'image' of dark matter web, why shoes come untied and a link between brain structure and anxiety(ScienceX)—It was another good week for physics as an international team of researchers discovered strange forces acting on nanoparticles, which were related to looking at the Casimir Effect using quantum field theory. Also, a trio of physicists from LSU in the U.S. and Universidad de Valencia in Spain reported on their discovery of hidden aspects of electrodynamics, which they claimed advanced Ma
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Tweaking the transcriptome to tackle stressSingle-celled plankton known as dinoflagellates are shown to cope with stress using an unexpected strategy of editing their RNA rather than changing gene expression levels.
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User Manuals Are Mostly Gone--Which Is Both Good and BadGoogle happened, and something important was lost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Like animals, plants have skin that reacts to the environment around them, and this is crucial to their survivalHuman beings have five senses – taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell. These senses help us navigate the world and act as warning signs of dangers. We use them to make everyday decisions; for example, when it starts raining we pull out our umbrellas, and when it's hot we take off our jackets.
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SwRI-developed mobile system to destroy dangerous chemical warfare agents on siteSouthwest Research Institute (SwRI) helped develop and recently completed initial testing of a field-deployable treatment system that destroys chemical warfare agents (CWAs) using locally available resources. The modular unit, designed to fit into a large shipping container for easy transport, includes two pollution abatement configurations – one wet and one dry process – that can be deployed depe
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Lack of oxygen not a showstopper for lifeThe hot springs of Yellowstone National Park may be extreme environments, but they are host to a diversity of microbes that could shed light on the evolution of life on Earth and, perhaps, what lurks on distant planets.
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Scientists develop a novel algorithm inspired by bee colonies to help dismantling criminal social networksResearchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have designed an algorithm, inspired by the intelligent and social behavior of bee colonies, which allows law enforcement to attack and dismantle any type of social network that poses a threat, whether physical or virtual, such as social networks linked to organized crime and jihadist terrorism.
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All that life needs on EnceladusIf chemical energy is life's coin and water is life's marketplace, there may be a swift economy alive and well beneath the icy shell of Saturn's brightest moon. Such was the announcement during NASA's April 13th press conference: that all three of the presumed key ingredients for life have been detected coming from Enceladus.
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Death metal—how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinctionAround 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate families on land were killed, and the great marine life experiment of the Palaeozoic era was brought to a halt.
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What can the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals do for cities?Our cities are increasingly beset by a lack of affordable housing, inequality, lagging infrastructure – the list goes on.
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Neural networks explainedIn the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems—such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google's latest automatic translator—have resulted from a technique called "deep learning."
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NOAA's GOES-S satellite in thermal vacuum testingIn March, NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) satellite was lifted into a thermal vacuum chamber to test its ability to function in the cold void of space in its orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.
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Researchers locate control center for DNA breaks during cell divisionBreaks in DNA can wreak havoc in the body, giving rise to cancer and other health problems. Yet sometimes cells rupture their own DNA for a good reason.
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New adhesive sensor can save patients the discomfort and of pain leaky intravenous dripsA new adhesive sensor can save patients the discomfort and pain resulting from leaky intravenous drips.
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WIRED

What to Expect From F8, Facebook’s Huge Annual Show-and-Tell Tuesday is going to be busy. The post What to Expect From F8, Facebook's Huge Annual Show-and-Tell appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Want Real Choice in Broadband? Make These 3 Things Happen In a truly competitive market, you could pick an ISP with the privacy and net neutrality policies you like. But most Americans don't have a real choice. The post Want Real Choice in Broadband? Make These 3 Things Happen appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now Opinion: Courts should pause the use of algorithms for criminal sentencing. The post Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now appeared first on WIRED .
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Live Science

Cats and Lizards and Monkeys, Oh My! 9 Islands Ruled by AnimalsAn island of cuddly bunnies! A cay populated by swimming pigs! An isle of diseased monkeys!
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Greening the pharma industrySynthesizing life-saving pharmaceuticals from natural biomass can be more cost-efficient than traditional methods and produces fewer toxic byproducts.
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NASA snaps picture of new crack in Greenland ice shelf(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working with NASA's Operation IceBridge has snapped a picture of a crack in the middle part of Petermann Glacier—it resides on Greenland's northern coast. The photo and other accompanying images have been released to the media to allow the public to see what is occurring.
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Will paying income taxes make you work harder?Filing the annual income tax return is never a pleasant chore, but do taxes affect your motivation to work?
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How X-rays pushed topological matter research over the topWhile using X-rays generated by the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a synchrotron facility at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to study a bismuth-containing thermoelectric material that can convert heat into electricity, physicist M. Zahid Hasan of Princeton University saw that something was interfering with the anticipated view of electrons' behavior i
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Futurity.org

How treating moms for depression boosts kids Mothers with depression who receive therapy pass the benefits of treatment to their children in a number of ways, say researchers. One mother involved in the study, Laianna Baker, says that she could barely make it out of bed some mornings. Feeling lonely and depressed, she found it hard to perform everyday tasks, including taking care of her newborn. “How do I start my day? Nobody was there for
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The Atlantic

Today's News: April 17, 2017 —Vice President Mike Pence has warned that the U.S. “era of strategic patience” with North Korea’s nuclear program is over. —The head of Turkey’s electoral commission has upheld the results of the referendum that granted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers. —We’re tracking the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4). Read On »
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Scientific Synergy between NASA and the U.S. Geological SurveyBuilding on a 50-year-old partnership, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are expanding their cooperation with the relocation of one of the largest USGS science groups in the western United States to the NASA Ames Research Center campus in Silicon Valley.
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What Does a Black Hole Really Look Like?39-year-old drawing hints at what the Event Horizon Telescope may have just captured: the true shape of a black hole -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

NASA tager billede af truende kæmpe-revne i grønlandsk gletsjerRevnen kan være tegn på, at endnu et kæmpe isbjerg er ved at løsrive sig.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Children's Hospital Colorado combats antibiotic resistance with 'handshake stewardship'Recent research from Children's Hospital Colorado has shown the effectiveness of a unique type of antimicrobial stewardship program in the fight against antibiotic (antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial) resistance. The research examined the impact a strategy known as 'handshake stewardship' can have on the use of antibiotics in a freestanding children's hospital.
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Climate experts release latest science on sea level rise projectionsIn a compelling analysis of the factors that affect how much the ocean will rise along California's coast in coming decades, a seven-member team of experts led by UC Santa Cruz geologist Gary Griggs has issued a report on the best-available sea-level rise science.
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Protein's flexibility helps its response to diverse pollutantsHow some industrial pollutants or abnormal levels of cellular metabolites contribute to diverse human diseases is now more clearly understood, based on a new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.
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The unamanned ArcticShark takes to the skies for atmospheric dataA new window on the Arctic region is opening up, thanks to scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and several other DOE laboratories.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers examine the effectiveness of a psychological strategy on online learnersWhile online education has opened access to learners worldwide, new Stanford research suggests that a single approach to teaching everyone in an online class may not yield the best outcome, especially when it comes to course completion.
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The lifetimes of massive star-forming regionsAstronomers can roughly estimate how long it takes for a new star to form: it is the time it takes for material in a gas cloud to collapse in free-fall, and is set by the mass, the size of the cloud, and gravity. Although an approximation, this scenario of quick, dynamic star formation is consistent with many observations, especially of sources where new material can flow into the cloud, perhaps a
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Early warnings of an out-of-control climateGlobal warming is edging perilously close to out-of-control, according to a growing number of scientific reports from round the planet, a leading science writer has warned.
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Live Science

Solstice Alignments Discovered in 'Peter Pan' GardensThe pathways of the "Peter Pan" gardens in front of Kensington Palace in London were designed to align with the rising sun during the summer and winter solstices, a researcher had found.
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Dynamo at moon's heart once powered magnetic field equal to Earth'sWhen the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they came bearing 380.96 kilograms (839.87 lb) of moon rocks. From the study of these samples, scientists learned a great deal about the moon's composition, as well as its history of formation and evolution. For example, the fact that some of these rocks were magnetized revealed that roughly 3 billion years ago, the moon had a magnetic field.
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The Atlantic

Searching the Skies for Alien Laser Beams In the last decade, the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, has spent hours staring at the night sky in search of exoplanets and accumulating huge amounts of data about potential new worlds elsewhere in the Milky Way. But maybe, Nate Tellis wondered, Keck might have picked up something else along the way. Somewhere in all that data, could there be a signal fro
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Live Science

Stone Age Woman Had Modern-Looking FaceThe face of a woman who lived more than 13,000 years ago in what is now Thailand, and is a likely descendant of the first humans to populate Southeast Asia, is seeing the light of day.
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Kan man spise spirede kartofler?En læser vil gerne vide, om kartofler med spirer er giftige, eller om man bare kan fjerne dem. En anden læser vil gerne vide, om man kan skrælle det giftige væk fra grønne kartofler. Det svarer professor fra Aarhus Universitet på.
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Ars Technica

Lawyers, malware, and money: The antivirus market’s nasty fight over Cylance Enlarge / Is it "fresh malware"? Or is it something else repackaged? (credit: from an image by Sarah Shuda ) Last November, a systems engineer at a large company was evaluating security software products when he discovered something suspicious. One of the vendors had provided a set of malware samples to test—48 files in an archive stored in the vendor's Box cloud storage account. The vendor provi
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Hawk moths convert nectar into antioxidantsHawk moths use their sugary diet to make antioxidants that protect their muscles.
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Drone vs. Lightning: Guess Which One Wins?The drones were fried with more than 1 million volts.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The "True" Human DietFrom the standpoint of paleoecology, the so-called Paleo diet is a myth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WIRED

Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving Knowing the scope of the problem is one step toward finding a solution. The post Turns Out, a Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving appeared first on WIRED .
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Do Baby Eels Use Magnetic Maps to Hitch a Ride on the Gulf Stream?Controversial study shows how hard it is for science to crack one of nature’s slipperiest mysteries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist - News

Unholy? Atheists should embrace the science of religion“Belief-ologists” are revealing how religion works. Belittling their work does nothing to further the secularists’ cause, but learning from it might
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Gizmodo

That Video of a Failed Missile Launch Isn't From North Korea Have you seen this video of North Korea’s failed missile launch? It’s quite impressive, in that GEE WHIZ EXPLOSIONS! kind of way. But it’s not from North Korea. On April 15th, the ironically named Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reportedly tried to test out a missile. According to American intelligence reports, the missile blew up almost instantly . But the videos that have been circ
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