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Wild stories: Why do we find feral children so fascinating? | Mary-Ann Ochota Stories about feral children always seem to go viral. But are they true? And what does our fascination with the story of a monkey girl really reveal? In 2011, I made a TV documentary series for Discovery, researching the truth behind stories of feral children. Are they ever true? How might a child be affected by growing up in a jungle, or chicken coop, or with dogs? We found witnesses and scraps
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space labChina's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.
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Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking caseA federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Belgium's 'fairytale' bluebell forest victim of own beautyA carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world—but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty.
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Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts' (Update 3)Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.
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Science | The Guardian

Tiangong-2: China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting space lab President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China’s space programme to strengthen national security China’s first cargo spacecraft docked successfully with the Tiangong-2 space lab on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, marking a major step towards Beijing’s goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China’s s
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Predicting severe liver disease: Obesity, insulin, diabetes, cholesterol, alcoholA study conducted in Finland demonstrates that in the general population, central obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid abnormalities and high alcohol consumption were the strongest predictors of severe liver disease. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also found that the only significant predictor of severe liver disease among indi
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Long-term treatment of decompensated cirrhosis with human albumin improves survivalResults from the ANSWER study showed that long-term administration of human albumin improves the survival rate of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, demonstrated that treatment with human albumin also improved the management of ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity) and quality of lif
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Cold weather & fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosisNew data presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, suggests that colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver. An international team of scientists found that every increase in temperature of one degree Celsius was linked with a
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Trial of fibrate therapy in primary biliary cholangitis shows treatment is well toleratedThe results of the BEZURSO study, found that bezafibrate in combination with UDCA normalized prognostic markers of liver disease in patients with PBC with an inadequate response to UDCA. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that the bezafibrate and UDCA combination therapy was well tolerated, normalized prognostic biochemical paramete
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SIRT is better tolerated than sorafenib, but doesn't increase overall survival in HCCResults of the SARAH trial demonstrate that SIRT resulted in median OS of 8.0 months compared to 9.9 months with sorafenib (p=0.179), in patients with locally advanced and inoperable HCC. The trial, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, further demonstrated that the cumulative incidence of radiologic progression in the liver as the first event was signi
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New therapy has potential to advance the treatment of pediatric cholestatic liver diseasesResults from a study of a novel ileal bile acid transport inhibitor, A4250, demonstrated that it reduced levels of blood bile acids, which are characteristic of many liver diseases and often associated with severe liver damage, in children with cholestatic liver diseases. The data, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that oral treatment with A4
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Science | The Guardian

Global 'March for Science' protests call for action on climate change Tens of thousands rally across the world in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s dismissal of climate science Hundreds of global protest marches in the name of science kicked off in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday, ahead of large crowds expected across the US. Tens of thousands of scientists are this weekend rallying around the world in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s dismissal of climate science and atte
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March for Science: Dispatches from Washington, DCThe Scientist's Bob Grant and Tracy Vence are in the nation's capitol, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.
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March for Science: Dispatches from BerlinThe Scientist's Diana Kwon is in Berlin, Germany, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.
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March for Science: Dispatches from ChicagoThe Scientist's Kerry Grens is in Chicago, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.
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New on MIT Technology Review

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.Why the billionaire is wrong that telepathy technology will be available in a few short years.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 yearsExperimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances has finally been gained by researchers. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.
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Live Science

What Is CRISPR?CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

When liver immune cells turn badA high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Promising mouse model for a devastating genetic deficiencyA potential mouse model for the genetic disorder known as an NGLY1 deficiency has been developed by scientists. Their new study describes how a second knockout produces mice that survive after birth and have symptoms that are analogous to humans with NGLY1-deficiency.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Displaying lab test costs in health records doesn't deter doctors from ordering themHospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency -- displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order -- to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new study show that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting ratesWant to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new research suggests. The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting rates by 141 per cent. The findings highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.
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WIRED

How San Francisco Kept Moving Through Its Massive #PowerOutage Plan for the worst, keep talking, and be prepared to slow down. The post How San Francisco Kept Moving Through Its Massive #PowerOutage appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Weight expectations: Context and distraction skew what we predict and rememberContext can alter something as basic as our ability to estimate the weights of simple objects. As we learn to manipulate those objects, context can even tease out the interplay of two memory systems and shows how distraction can affect multitasking.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Plant's parent genes cooperate in shaping their childPlant biologists discovered for the first time how factors arising from the mother and father in flowering plants cooperate to develop the shape of their child. Until now, it has been unknown whether paternal factors cooperate or conflict with each other to bring about zygote asymmetry. The outcome of this discovery is expected to shed light on the exact mechanism of plant body shape formation and
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Quantum mechanics is complex enough, for now...Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a research team designed a new photonic experiment using exotic metamaterials. Their experiment supports standard quantum mechanics and allows the scientists to place bounds on alternative quantum theories. The results could help to
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Ars Technica

Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison Images of Seleznev with stacks of cash were found on his laptop following his 2014 arrest in the Maldives. (credit: Department of Justice ) Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers. Seleznev, aka "Track2," would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses
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Gizmodo

Eneroid's Battery-Recharging Bucket Was The Best Thing At CES 2017 Eneroid’s horribly named, horribly video’d, horribly photographed battery charger is magic in practice, like a Mr. Bucket but for batteries. Drop your rechargeable batteries in the top of the unit (up to 20 at a time), press a button, and walk away. Come back to find them charged in a little drawer. For AAAs, both versions of the Eneroid include 4 AAA spacers- slightly more work, but it’s not lik
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Science and Sanctuaries What We’re Following The Attack in France: Yesterday, ISIS claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on police in Paris that killed one officer and wounded two others. The shooting happened just days before the first round of France’s presidential election, in which anger over and fear of terrorism have fueled the rise of far-right candidate Marine LePen. But it’s hard to say just how much inf
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Live Science

Unicorn Frappuccino Isn't Starbucks' Most Sugar-Filled DrinkThe new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is getting a lot of attention for its sky-high sugar content, but it's not the chain's most sugar-filled beverage.
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WIRED

Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science The March for Science happening on Saturday has some big ideological problems. The post Why Memphis Has Two Marches for Science appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

What Has F8 in Store for Me? Facebook showed off some nutty new tech this week at its annual developer conference. We unpack it with special guest Cade Metz. The post What Has F8 in Store for Me? appeared first on WIRED .
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss The United States of Billy Joel — Adam Chandler investigates how the Piano Man, who hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993, continues to sell out stadiums. Showtime Film What’s in Store at This Year’s Cannes Film Festival — David Sims reports on the surprising titles to screen next month in France, including episodes of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. U
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US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedownA Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlinesWind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study of bacteria's DNA fingerprint suggests it could be spreading via food distributionFoods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases..
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Popular Science

10 kid-friendly DIY projects you can enjoy outdoors DIY Take advantage of the warm weather As the weather gets warmer, these kid-friendly DIY projects will let you spend some quality time outdoors.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Atlas for the end of the world' offers a path to protecting biodiversityIt's been 47 years since Philadelphians filled Fairmount Park for the first Earth Day here, led by a group of University of Pennsylvania students. This year, amidst the day's celebrations and other collective observances comes word that, if humankind is to truly coexist with biodiversity, we have to re-structure our landscapes on a vast scale.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronicsReflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
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The Atlantic

Why Is Jeff Sessions Attacking the Police? It’s been a busy week for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are currently touring the U.S.-Mexico border to draw attention to illegal immigration and its impact on the country. But a series of remarks from Sessions about places far from the Southwest, including criticisms of major-city police departments, drew the most attention. It began during an inte
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Popular Science

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing Environment An elegy for ice Researchers use time-lapse photography to document and help quantify the loss of glacial ice around the world due to human caused climate change.
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

After A Few Too Many Blown Pistons, This Street Outlaw Is Done With Nitrous #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery After chewing through a stupid number of pistons, Daddy Dave is ready to say goodbye to his nitrous motor. 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.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Fol
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Ötzi the Iceman froze to deathCopper Age Iceman froze to death, with shoulder and head damage.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Calm Before the Showdown Today in 5 Lines President Trump signed an executive order that will start the process of rolling back several Obama-era regulations intended to curtail corporate tax evasion. In an interview with the Associated Press , Trump said he plans to unveil a tax-reform package early next week that will give businesses and individuals a “massive tax cut.” Trump also said far-right French presidential can
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The Atlantic

Trump Signs More Orders Targeting Wall Street Regulations On Friday, President Donald Trump continued his efforts to scale back the Dodd-Frank Act, a sweeping piece of legislation from 2010 put in place in the wake of the financial crisis in hopes of curbing bad behavior on Wall Street. As he signed two memoranda targeting Dodd-Frank, Trump contended that the regulations put forward in the bill have “done really in many cases the opposite what they’re s
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Gizmodo

YouTube Makes 12 Million Videos Accessible in Restricted Mode A still from a video previously filtered by Restricted Mode. YouTube. In March, LGBT YouTube creators criticized Google for hiding some of their videos in “Restricted Mode,” which filters potentially “mature” content. After initially downplaying the extent of the problem, Google issued a non-apology , then a slightly more apologetic non-apology , and finally posted a fuller actual apology on its
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Ötzi the Iceman froze to deathCopper Age Iceman froze to death, with shoulder and head damage.
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Ars Technica

The X-Files will be back for another 10 episodes in 2017 and 2018 You can feel Scully’s skepticism here. (credit: Ed Araquel/FOX ) Grab your flashlights: Mulder and Scully will be back for 10 more episodes of The X-Files during the 2017-2018 season. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will revive the iconic 1990s-era roles that they briefly resumed during a short 2016 run. The pair traded fun tweets on Thursday. You ready for more of this @davidduchovny ?
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Live Science

Earth As Seen From Saturn - Cassini Probe 'Looks Back' | VideoNASA Cassini Probe captured Earth from the Saturn system in 2017 and 2013. Close-ups of the images reveals the moon as well.
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Gizmodo

Lawyers Fight to Block Terrible NYPD Body Cam Policies Getty Images: George Frey / Stringer On Thursday, the Center for Constitutional Rights challenged the NYPD’s body camera polici es , asking a judge to block the city’s forthcoming pilot program, which is slated to outfit 1,000 officers with body cameras as early as next week. The cameras were supposed to be a step forward for police accountability and transparency, but the CCR says the current po
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Science | The Guardian

The March for Science has a humble aim: restoring sanity | Dave Levitan The science community – and reason – is facing an unprecedented attack. This march is about defending the place of evidence, method and rigor in our lives When you join Saturday’s March for Science , in Washington, DC and in hundreds of other cities around the country and around the globe, consider that it is unique among demonstrations in this regard: instead of advocating one thing, or protesti
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Gizmodo

Alaska's Most Xtreme Dentist Allegedly Pulls Tooth While Riding Hoverboard Photo: Getty Here’s a horror story straight out of your weirdest Mountain Dew-fueled nightmare: An Alaskan dentist recently charged with Medicaid fraud is also accused of pulling out an unconscious patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard. Radical! Advertisement On Monday, Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud and “unlawful dental acts” after he allegedly billed $1.8 million in
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Big Think

Stop Throwing Your Broken Stuff Out. Go to a Repair Cafe and Fix It Yourself. The Repair Cafe movement was started in the Netherlands in 2009 to allow people to bring in their goods to be fixed by volunteers for free. There are now over 1200 Repair Cafes throughout the world. Should you start one? Read More
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Gizmodo

The Capital Gains Tax Rate Is a Moral Outrage Photo: Flickr Nobody ever clicks on blog posts about tax policy, because it’s not “sexy” enough. Fuck you! How else are we supposed to win the class war? Advertisement Look at this Dissent story by Julia Ott . It’s good. It delves into (surprisingly racist!) history to explain why capital gains—money that people earn from investments—is taxed at a significantly lower rate than regular income that
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Live Science

'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks': Q&A with Author Rebecca SklootAuthor Rebecca Skloot spoke with Live Science about her involvement with the HBO adaptation of her book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Data analysis finds lower risk of infection with LASIK than with contacts over timeA meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens wearers was higher than for those who had LASIK to correct their vision. An article on the findings was published in
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlinesWind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University. The study found that 17 percent of land loss in the area resulted from pond expansion, much of it caused by waves that eroded away the edges of the pond.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronicsReflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
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WIRED

An Enormous Hunk of Ice Gets Stuck in Iceberg Alley Tourists gawk at the glorious iceberg that appeared in Ferryland, Canada. The mayor remains unimpressed. The post An Enormous Hunk of Ice Gets Stuck in Iceberg Alley appeared first on WIRED .
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Science : NPR

Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight Conditions on Friday night and before dawn on Saturday should be ideal for spotting the streaks of space debris — leftover particles from a comet that was last seen in 1861. (Image credit: Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
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Science : NPR

March For Science Organizers Work To Maintain Non-Partisan Position A March for Science will be held Saturday in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities in the U.S. Organizers say the march is a non-partisan celebration of science. It's meant to both encourage political leaders to fund science and rely on scientific evidence when making policy decisions. Critics worry the march will turn into an anti-Trump rally and paint scientists as just another interes
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Live Science

Tour London's Natural History Museum in VR with David AttenboroughLet Sir David Attenborough's be your guide.
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The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is Being Pulled from the MarketThe maker of the gene therapy Glybera says it doesn’t have enough customers.
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Gizmodo

Lawsuit Claims Theranos Ran Fake Tests to Impress Investors Image: AP The bad news continues to roll in for Theranos. Earlier this week, the embattled blood-testing startup had to issue refunds to anyone in the state of Arizona who had used its services. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports on new allegations made by a Theranos investor in a recently filed lawsuit. You may recall that Partner Fund Management LP is suing Theranos , accusing Elizabeth Hol
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The Atlantic

What Turkey's Election Observers Saw When attorney Necmi Acar arrived at a polling station this past Sunday in Oyuktas, a village in southeast Turkey, he was greeted by an armed squad of rural policemen. Voting had just begun in a referendum that, if passed, would consolidate governmental powers under the presidency, currently held by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Acar, a volunteer with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), had c
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Gizmodo

Remarkable Image Shows a Martian Crater With NASA's Garbage Still Inside Opportunity’s landing platform can be seen squarely inside Eagle Crater, at top right. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona) When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it settled at the bottom of a crater in an interplanetary hole-in-one shot that would make even a golf champion jealous. When the rover trundled out of its unexpected hole, it left behind its landing platform
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Popular Science

Five rad cheese-related things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 8. Five rad and random things I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 8. Read on.
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Ars Technica

>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor Enlarge / A script scanning the Internet for computers infected by DoublePulsar. On the left, a list of IPs Shodan detected having the backdoor installed. On the right are pings used to manually check if a machine is infected. (credit: Dan Tentler ) Security experts believe that tens of thousands of Windows computers may have been infected by a highly advanced National Security Agency backdoor. T
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The Atlantic

Texas Keeps Failing to Convince Federal Courts Its Voting Laws Aren't Racist In March, a panel of federal judges ruled that Texas’s current congressional district maps had been intentionally drawn to “pack” and “dilute” minority votes in three districts in a way that constituted not only partisan advantage—which is legal—but racial discrimination. Earlier this month, a federal district court found that the Texas law requiring strict voter ID not only had racially disparat
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Day: ‘Waterborne’ by Linda Gregerson Linda Gregerson’s “Waterborne,” from our May 2000 issue, captures many of the distinctive features of her verse. It’s subtly, hauntingly beautiful and suffused with a creeping sense of horror cut through with poignant wonder. With associative sleights of pen, it connects a varied collection of stories, places, and emotions. And it’s built from the helical stanzas—with their short, central middle
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Gizmodo

This Machine Makes It Easy for Libraries to Clean Thousands of Books GIF How often have you pulled a rarely needed book off your shelf and needed to blow a layer of dust off of it? Now imagine what libraries have to deal with, given the tens of thousands of tomes in their collections. But it turns out someone’s already invented a machine that cleans books like a tiny waterless carwash. Advertisement The Boston Public Library tweeted this video yesterday of its Dep
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Gizmodo

Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars Image: Facebook Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company’s new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this week. Advertisement The process of how Facebook set out to solve the problem of automatically generating VR avatars based on photos
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WIRED

Ad-Blocking Just Might Save the Ad Industry Sometimes you have to kill something to save it. The post Ad-Blocking Just Might Save the Ad Industry appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

Mobile industry loses its bid to stop Berkeley’s cellphone warning law Enlarge / Berkeley, California, as seen in June 2013. (credit: Daniel Parks ) On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the City of Berkeley, allowing the city to keep its law that requires radiation warning signs in all cellphone stores within the city limits. The CTIA, the cellphone industry trade group, sued the city to stop the law from taking effect by asking a lower court to impo
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Gizmodo

We Chatted With an Astronaut About Showering, Farting, and Boning in Space Mike Massimino in 2008 (Image: NASA/James Blair) As journalists, it’s our obligation—nay, our duty—to ask the hard questions. So when presented with the opportunity to ask a living former astronaut and American hero Mike Massimino about his two trips to the final frontier to fix the Hubble Space Telescope , without any real impetus or news peg, we knew what to do. We bombarded him with the dumbes
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

When liver immune cells turn badA high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to research published today in Science Immunology.
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Inside Science

The Science Of Art and Light Culture How light and art work together to brighten, and better, our world. 04/21/2017 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor https://www.insidescience.org/video/science-art-and-light
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cognitive science

If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? With Daniel Dennett submitted by /u/Mussem17 [link] [comments]
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Ars Technica

Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers Enlarge / Headquarters of Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia. (credit: Getty Images / RONI REKOMAA / Stringer ) The largest publicly traded patent-assertion company, Acacia Research, has launched a new lawsuit (PDF) against Apple and all the major cell phone carriers. Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia , has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company say
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New look at 2004's martian hole-in-one siteA new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) captures the landing platform that the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles (or 44 kilometers) ago.
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Popular Science

Just 21 images to help you relax on Earth Day Entertainment Our world is crazy. It’s also beautiful. From fall colors to coral reefs, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the planet.
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Live Science

Icebergs Ahoy! Massive Islands of Ice Float by Canadian CoastHuge icebergs, some so massive they dwarf nearby buildings, are drifting along the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, creating an awe-inspiring sight for locals and tourists alike.
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The Atlantic

North Korea’s Parade and Le Pen’s Foreign Policy: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing A Prayer’s Chance Brian Goldstone | Harper’s “When Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s founding prime minister, assumed office in 1957, he had ambitious plans for his country. A number of his grandiose designs for an ‘industrialized socialist society’ came to fruition, but most did not. Among the discarded projects was the Pan-African Mental Health Village, a cutting-edge experiment in a kind of therapeutic c
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The Atlantic

Q of the Week: How Would You Assess Trump's First 100 Days? Since the 1930s, a president’s first 100 days in office have been used to measure the new administration’s progress and potential success—for example, by his 100th day, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed 76 bills into law and pushed for new federal jobs programs. President Trump will reach his 100-day mark on April 29. This week, we asked our Politics & Policy Daily readers to shar
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The Atlantic

Does Terrorism Sway Elections? The attack Thursday on the Champs Elysées in Paris, three days before Sunday’s presidential election, resulted in headlines about the impact it would have on the vote—“ How Paris police shooting could shape French election ,” “ Will the Paris Attack Help Le Pen Win the French Presidency? ” “ The French terror attack could benefit Marine Le Pen ”—as well as this prognostication from President Trum
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Gizmodo

War With North Korea Could Mean A Refugee Crisis No One Is Ready For In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) Much of the discussion around North Korea has focused on a nuclear or conventional war between Pyongyang and Washington, but little has been mentioned about one crucial topic:
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New on MIT Technology Review

Google’s AI Assistant Can Identify Your Voice but Will Still Take Orders from AnyoneSix people in a home can all receive tailored responses from the same device—but it’s still at risk of hijack.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Simulated galaxies provide fresh evidence of dark matterFurther evidence of the existence of dark matter – the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the Universe together – has been produced by Cosmologists at Durham University.
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Live Science

Aaron Hernandez's Brain Will Be Studied for CTEThe brain of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez will be donated to an academic center that studies a brain disorder linked to playing football.
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Gizmodo

Wearable Tech Won't Fix What Is Broken Inside Of You Illustration by Sam Woolley Once upon a time, inspired by the good works of Kinja Deals , I bought something called a Lumo Lift. It’s a wearable tech. As far as I know, FitBit is both a unique wearable tech and also a genericized trademark for this sort of thing (fit bit). As far as I’m concerned, when I am wearing the Lumo Lift, I am wearing a fit bit. I joined the fit bitters. Advertisement Thi
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Ars Technica

Report: Theranos used shell company to secretly buy outside lab equipment Enlarge / Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City on September 29, 2015. (credit: CNBC / Getty Images News ) If it’s not one thing, it’s another in the dizzying downward spiral of Theranos, the once-darling of Silicon Valley biotech. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company "allegedly misled company directors" regar
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Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing SupremacyThe search giant plans to reach a milestone in computing history before the year is out.
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Historians identify rare copy of Declaration of Independence in British archiveAfter discovering a highly rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in a small records office in the south of England, Harvard researchers were able to date the document to the 1780s, and say it sheds light on the tumultuous politics of the era just after the Revolutionary War.
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Survey: Snapchat and Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teensA new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also found that while almost all teens—91 percent—use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of teens als
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Saarland University professor receives top research award for improved image compressionAccording to the statistics portal statista.com , the amount of digital data created worldwide in 2015 was about 8.5 billion terabytes. By 2020, the volume of data created annually will have increased almost five-fold to the gigantic figure of 40 billion terabytes (equivalent to 40,000 exabytes or 40 zettabytes). A large portion of this digital information arises from online video services and fro
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Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 yearsAfter extensive research, scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence that sheds new light on the melting of two-dimensional substances. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.
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Rad as Hell Uber Employees Tag Wall With Badass #Undelete Message Oh. Image: 1AM If you follow news about Uber at all, you’ll know it’s been a difficult year for the company. From revelations about a culture of sexual harassment , to a creepy program to track government regulators and leaked footage of CEO Travis Kalanick cussing out a driver, it can’t have been a fun few months in the Uber office. But difficult times don’t mean you can’t be a #CoolDude. Advert
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Careful Crop Selection Near Airports Could Reduce Bird Strikes Careful Crop Selection Near Airports Could Reduce Bird Strikes Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn. StarlingFlock_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Elena Serengovskaya via Shutterstock Earth Friday, April 21, 2017 - 14:00 Teresa L. Carey, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The first documented collision between a bird and an airplane was reported by the Wright b
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AERA to live-stream 31 Annual Meeting SessionsAERA has announced that it is live-streaming 31 sessions at its 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, April 27-May 1. The free livestreamed sessions will feature prominent scholars and policy experts speaking on key issues, including educating immigrant students, the role of education in politically tumultuous times, and the ethics of data collection in education research, among others.
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Opioid Abuse Linked to Rare Fungal Eye Infections in New EnglandThe opioid epidemic may be leading to a rise in cases of what's normally a rare eye infection, according to a report from an eye treatment center in New England.
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Should you worry about heavy phone use causing cancer?An Italian court has ruled that heavy cellphone usage was to blame for a man’s tumour. But there is still no convincing evidence that phones raise cancer risk
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Juice wars: Juicero has sued another juicer maker for patent infringement Enlarge (credit: Juisir) A cold-press juicer maker called Juicero found itself at the center of a lot of unwanted attention this week when Bloomberg reporters discovered that they could press juice out of the company’s proprietary juice bags with their bare hands—without the help of the accompanying $400 appliance. But Juicero apparently still wants to be the only company to offer this type of ap
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Systematic review confirms longstanding caffeine intake recommendationsA rigorous, new scientific Systematic Review paper on caffeine safety confirms the results of the widely-cited Health Canada literature review (2003), which concluded that adverse health effects were not associated with caffeine intake levels at ≤400 mg/day for adults (which is the equivalent of about 4 cups of coffee/day, and 90 percent of Americans typically consume less than this amount ), ≤300
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Promising mouse model for a devastating genetic deficiencyResearchers from the Global Research Cluster in Japan have developed a potential mouse model for the genetic disorder known as an NGLY1 deficiency. Published in the journal PLOS Genetics, the study describes how a second knockout produces mice that survive after birth and have symptoms that are analogous to humans with NGLY1-deficiency.
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The 5 most amazing things we've learned from NASA's Cassini mission Space The Saturn explorer's death spiral begins on Sunday As the Cassini mission nears its end, let's look back on the Saturn explorer's biggest discoveries.
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Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.
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Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at SaturnNASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.
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Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwideThe gutting of US-funded climate science would cripple research agendas worldwide and hamper the global fight against climate change, say scientists outside the United States, some of whom will take to the streets Saturday to make that point.
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Who Are World Leaders Blaming for Their Civil Unrest? As every good populist knows, you can’t run a revolution without enemies. Otherwise, you might have to admit people are mad at you for a good reason. Donald Trump, for example, has pegged protests on his predecessor’s people. “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump told Fox News in February. But Trump is hardly alone in finding shadowy forces m
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The Hidden Laborers Training AI to Keep Ads Off Hateful YouTube Videos As brands flee over their ads showing up next to hateful YouTube videos, Google turns to temp workers to help its machines recognize offensive content. The post The Hidden Laborers Training AI to Keep Ads Off Hateful YouTube Videos appeared first on WIRED .
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A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years Poás in Costa Rica had its biggest explosion in years, while Etna keeps having a busy year and Nishinoshima wakes up for the first time since 2015. The post A Costa Rican Volcano Sees Its Biggest Blast in Years appeared first on WIRED .
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins All product photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intriguing mournful saga of the Note 7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung also set up a dramatic release narrative fo
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107 cancer papers retracted due to peer review fraud Enlarge / Pictured: Probably an editor who peer-reviewed stuff for Tumor Biology . (credit: flickr user: 派脆客 Lee ) The journal Tumor Biology is retracting 107 research papers after discovering that the authors faked the peer review process. This isn’t the journal’s first rodeo. Late last year, 58 papers were retracted from seven different journals— 25 came from Tumor Biology for the same reason.
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Of course, all our plastic crap ends up in the Arctic Environment It isn’t freaking Narnia Researchers find plastic in the Arctic, proving once again that the Arctic isn't a mythical place immune to the negative impacts of humans on the Earth.
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See The Power Of One Of Earth's Largest Telescopes In Virtual Reality! (360 Video) Gwen Rudie’s first love is physics, but asking the big questions turned her into a star gazer as a professional astronomer for Carnegie Observatories. Join her and explore galaxies billions of light years away from the Wilson Observatory. For more immersive experiences, head to http://DiscoveryVR.com or download the app for your iPhone or Android device. iPhone: http://apple.co/1Kl14XA Android: h
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Jeremy Howard: Will Artificial Intelligence Be The Last Human Invention? Jeremy Howard has studied machine learning for 25 years. He says artificial intelligence can help achieve amazing things. But he warns the impact on jobs may cause a great deal of social instability. (Image credit: Scorpix/TEDx Brussels)
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This $70 Harmony Remote Includes the All-Powerful Harmony Hub Logitech Harmony Smart Control , $70 $70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub. Advertisement The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piece of home theater gear you can think of). So even when you inevi
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Cancer-causing toxin turns up in sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds and products made from them are often contaminated with a toxin produced by molds, report researchers. This poses an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide. In a new study, a team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin—a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds that commonly infect corn, peanuts, pistachios, and almonds—in sunflower seeds and th
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Ars Technica

Once more with feeling: Climate models don’t exaggerate warming Enlarge (credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA Center for Climate Simulation ) If you follow climate science news, you know that one of the hotter topics is “climate sensitivity”—the precise amount of warming you get for a given increase of greenhouse gases. A few years ago, a couple papers caused a stir by trying to estimate this sensitivity based on simple equations for the re
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Photos of the Week: 4/15–4/21 A massive statue of a Miao goddess erected in China, the “weed nuns” of California, an Easter rocket war in Greece, the “smelling the breeze” spring holiday in Egypt, the “Hare Pie Scramble and Bottle Kicking event” in England, a manned rocket launch in Kazakhstan, and much more.
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A Snapshot of Enduring Love in Thom Gunn’s ‘The Hug’ There are endless poems about the beginning and end of love. Poems celebrating loves that have somehow managed to endure years of familiarity, however, are somewhat thinner on the ground. That’s a pity, because we need them—both to reflect many people’s lived experience, and to give readers trying to make sense of a new love affair hope that the accompanying angst, joy, and general hysterics won’
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Can a French Political Upstart Ride Obama's Strategy to Victory? PARIS—When French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron stepped on stage at the AccorHotels Arena Monday afternoon for his final major rally before the first round of voting, 20,000 people filled the stands, and many others watched on screens outside. “Do you hear the murmur of spring? It’s the sound of a page of political life turning, that you are turning,” he said. “Do you know what will happ
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Ars Technica

310-mile range and 320kW: 2019’s Audi e-tron Sportback After single-handedly tarnishing the diesel engines it had spent so long championing, Volkswagen Group's corporate redemption strategy involves a commitment to building a lot more electric vehicles . There's an all-new modular architecture for EVs—called MEB—that will be the basis for new models throughout the brands in VW's portfolio, but that won't be ready until 2020 . In the meantime, Porsche
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Viden

I fremtiden skal vi printe mursten af Mars-støvFor at reducere mængden af genstande, der skal sendes til Mars, må fremtidens astronauter printe værktøj og byggematerialer.
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Do mobile phones cause cancer? Evidence still says ‘no’ despite what random people on an Italian jury think Health Can we please stop having this debate? Hot take: scientists should determine what does and does not cause cancer.
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Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'The Cassini satellite puts itself on a trajectory that will take it to destruction in September.
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New global report highlights burden and neglect of kidney disease worldwideDespite one in 10 people worldwide having chronic kidney disease, a new global report -- The Global Kidney Health Atlas -- presented at this week's World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City and compiled by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and kidney health experts worldwide and published in JAMA -- highlights the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention in both developed and
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Scientists prepare for protest: 'the march should be a starting point' March for Science organisers hope the mobilising thousands around the world can help restore science to its rightful place. But marching may not be enough The placards are made, the speeches prepared. On Saturday, crowds in their thousands are expected at 500 marches in more than 35 countries to remind the world, and its many politicians, that society cannot thrive without science. It will be the
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LSUHealthNO research shows fish oil component helps damaged brain and retina cells surviveA team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina.
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Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 yearsAfter extensive research scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford have found experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film materials such as graphene.
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Hubble's cosmic bubblesHubble has revealed a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.
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Same but different: Researchers uncover a mechanism of how bacteria with the same genotype can show a different phenotypeBacterial populations pose an intriguing puzzle: in so-called isogenic populations, all bacteria have the same genes, but they still behave differently, for example grow at different speeds. Researchers now solved a part of this puzzle by studying how the bacterium Escherichia coli divides up a protein complex that detoxifies cells by pumping multiple drugs such as antibiotics out of the cell.
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4 Facts Every Science Marcher Should KnowYou'll run into plenty of nonmarching neighbors, so you should be sure your inventory of talking points is spot-on -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secretsUsing ultrasonic detectors, drones in the air and on the water are detecting bat calls, in the hope of finding out what the mammals get up to when flying
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Making Primary Care Trans-Friendly Two days after the 2016 presidential election, Isabel Lowell appeared on a panel at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting in midtown Atlanta. As a family physician who sees transgender patients, Lowell was leading a full day of training on providing trans-competent care. When not speaking, she sat in the back of the room next to her wife and new baby. The mood of the room was gr
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How Juicero's Story Set the Company Up for Humiliation Juicero is a startup that sells a $400 machine that squeezes packets of diced fruit and vegetables to produce fresh juice. A person might assume that a product so simple and boring, yet weirdly expensive, couldn’t possibly attract the entire internet’s derision. A person would be wrong. It’s best to begin this story in March of last year, when the New York Times published a profile of the company
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New digital map shows changing racial diversity of AmericaA geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are changing.
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How Venus flytrap triggers digestionThe Venus flytrap digests its prey using enzymes produced by special glands. For the first time, a research team has measured and meticulously analyzed the glands' activity.
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Gizmodo

Uber's Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Is Off to a Really Bad Start Image: Getty It looks like Uber’s toxic work culture is so awful, it’s going to take even longer for the company to fully investigate it. According to a new Recode report , Uber just extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the company. The internal report is now expected by the end of May. Advertisement The investigation is being led by former US Attorney General Eric
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Big Data Exposes Big FalsehoodsAnalysis by Semantic Visions reveals intriguing differences between Russian and Western commentary about the shooting down of an airliner in 2014.
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Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defensesA study has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve traits, such as antibiotic resistance.
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Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imagingResearch has demonstrated a scalable and reliable fabrication process of a large scale hyperlens device based on direct pattern transfer techniques. The research team's new cost-effective fabrication method can be used to proliferate practical far-field and real-time super-resolution imaging devices that can be widely used in optics, biology, medical science, nanotechnology, and other related inte
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Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece GIF Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln’s head into a remarkably detailed skull . Advertisement Hughes has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to his carving prowess , where h
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Flying Cars Are Becoming Reality—But Do You Have What It Takes to Own One?You’ll need strong nerves—and a large wallet—to make use of the world’s first commercially available airborne automobiles.
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Language is training artificial intelligence to replicate human bias Science No one taught AI the rule about never reading the comment section AI trained on human language replicates human bias…
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'Whale Cams' Capture Massive Mammals' Mysterious Daily HabitsThe secret life of whales has been revealed.
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Wandering pesticides end up in ‘beebread’ Lingering, wandering pesticides can put honey bees—which pollinate crops in the growing season—in danger, according to a new study of their own food. Researchers placed 120 pristine honey bee colonies near 30 apple orchards around New York state. After allowing the bees to forage for several days during the apple flowering period, they examined each hive’s “beebread”—the bees’ food stores made fr
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The Atlantic

How to Be a Populist In recent months, the ascent of leaders and movements denounced by their rivals as “populist” has given the world the false impression that those leaders offer some kind of distinct ideology. So-called populists do run on platforms that challenge the status quo; it is also true that this can lead them to embrace a wide range of positions on crucial issues. The policies promised by Donald Trump an
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How Trump Fell Into His Own 100-Day Trap Everyone knows the feeling: There’s a big deadline coming up at work, and you’re not sure you’re going to get everything you need done before it. As the end of the semester approaches at colleges around the nation, plenty of students are feeling it, and President Trump can sympathize: No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (includ
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‘Whale Cam’ Reveals Feeding Habits of Whales in Antarctica | VideoCamera and sensor tags on the backs of whales allowed researchers to experience a day in the life of a whale, including important information on where and how the animals feed.
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Hunt Kicks Off for 'Teddy Bear' Marsupial and Other 'Lost' SpeciesThe species, which haven't been seen for years or decades, include pink-headed ducks, red-thighed monkeys and a seahorse no one's ever seen in the wild.
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Gizmodo

Lawsuit Describes Even More Problems With the White House's Favorite 'Secure' Messaging App Image: Confide Confide, the (supposedly) secure messaging app reportedly favored by Trump White House staffers, has had a rocky few months trying to counter allegations that its app isn’t so secure. A new lawsuit filed this week in federal court is sure to further those headaches, alleging the app isn’t as good at protecting its users’ identities and messages as it claims to be. Advertisement Aft
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What's happening at March for Science events around the world Nature reports from marches in cities around the world as people take to the streets in support of science. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21853
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Arkansas should halt execution spree and let its drugs expireRegardless of your view on the death penalty, there's scant evidence to back the idea that the use of lethal injection is humane, says Anna Nowogrodzki
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Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting ratesWant to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting rates by 141 per cent. The findings highlight how small changes in convenience can have a big impact on performance.
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Report recommends ways to improve response to toxic inhalation disastersBetter medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts.The report, 'Chemical Inhalation Disasters: Biology of Lung Injury, Development of Novel Therapeutics, and Medical Preparedness,' has been published online in the Annals of the A
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Study identifies a distinct type of common gastrointestinal bleedingIn an article published online on April 21, 2017 by the Journal of Investigative Medicine, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere have identified a unique bleeding syndrome associated with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The investigators have coined a term for the syndrome: acute on chronic bleeding. Clinicians should be aware of the association of this presentat
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Ars Technica

As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) Canada is taking a much stronger stand against data cap exemptions than the United States. In the US, the Federal Communications Commission's new Republican leadership signaled that it won't enforce net neutrality rules against zero-rating, the practice of favoring certain Internet content by exempting it from customers' data caps. The FCC made that clear when it
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You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, But He Invented ‘Almost Everything’ Opinion: An appreciation of Bob Taylor, the man who helped Silicon Valley's greats understand the importance of teamwork. The post You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, But He Invented ‘Almost Everything’ appeared first on WIRED .
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Ancient carvings show comet hit Earth and triggered mini ice ageHeadless human and animal symbols carved into stone in Turkey tell the story of a devastating comet impact that triggered a mini ice age more than 13,000 years ago
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Scientists Are Running For Office Because They 'Want Reality to Be Fact-Based' Scientists at a rally at the American Geophysical Union conference in December, 2016. Image: AP WASHINGTON, D.C. —The first time Philip Stoddard , a professor of biology at Florida International University, ran for mayor of South Miami, he admits he had no idea what he was doing. Advertisement “My neighbors tricked me into it,” Stoddard, a thin man with graying hair and a matter-of-fact way of sp
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Teresa L. Carey Contributor Teresa L. Carey is a science writer based in Santa Cruz, California. Follow her on Twitter @teresa_carey.
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The Atlantic

Have Leftovers Gone Bad? On a cool spring day, you find yourself with a hankering for beef stew. There are many ways to eat this desired meal. You could go to the grocery store, purchase the ingredients, and assemble them at home. You could outsource all of that labor and simply order the dish at a restaurant. Or, like an increasing number of Americans, you could take the pre-portioned ingredients out of a meal-kit box a
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Sports-School Scams and Capitol Hill Plans: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories The Collapse of America’s First Sports-Only College Peter Keating | ESPN the Magazine Forest Trail Sports University ... promised a new kind of college experience, focused on athletics. And these players—they have named themselves the Renegades, but Refugees would be just as accurate—are survivors of its collapse. Arriving last August at the for-profit program, which charged a tuition of nearly $
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New research on eyeballs just might lead to a jet lag cure Science But these eyedrops are a long way off New cells identified in the retina could be a target for jet-lag-curing eyedrops. Read on.
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Out There: Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its RingsThe spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
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Trump Plans White House Science Fair, Extending an Obama TraditionNews comes ahead of nationwide marches supporting research and evidence-based policies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New digital map shows changing racial diversity of AmericaA UC geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are changing.
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Heavy Drinkers May Not Handle Alcohol As Well As They ThinkHeavy social drinkers may think they have a high "tolerance" for alcohol, but a new study shows otherwise.
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Chlamydia vaccine for koalas slows spread of deadly diseaseFirst results from trials of single-jab vaccine offer hope that the sexually transmitted disease devastating Australia’s koala population can be halted
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A Quiet Passion Is a Biopic Told With Poetic Scope Leave it to an intimate biopic of the reclusive 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson to feature the most powerful special effect of the year. The first 20 minutes of A Quiet Passion follow Dickinson as a teenager, played by Emma Bell; she attends a Christian boarding school at which she is not exactly impudent, but certainly eager to challenge and pick apart any dictum her teachers throw at her. She
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What the Hell is This Beautiful Thing? Image: Dave Markel Photography Meet Steve, a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon that’s so strange it still doesn’t have a formal scientific description, hence the placeholder name. Thanks to the work of aurora enthusiasts and atmospheric scientists, we’re now learning more about Steve, but many questions remain. Advertisement This stunning feature was first documented by the Facebook group A
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Today's Best Deals: Eneloop Batteries, Under Armour Outlet, Mother's Day Gifts, and More Eneloop batteries , Civilization VI , and the complete Breaking Bad Blu-ray lead off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Eneloop 4-Pack AA with Charger , $16 Update : Sold out If you want to start collecting Eneloop batteries ( and you should ), the best place to start is the 4-pack of AAs with a charger, and you can get it for j
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Let There Be Light: 2 Killer Projectors for Your Home Theater The latest TVs are gorgeously slim. But a richly colored layer of photons is downright ethereal. The post Let There Be Light: 2 Killer Projectors for Your Home Theater appeared first on WIRED .
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Make Movie Night a Blockbuster With This Fully-Loaded TV Room Upgrade your den of infinite diversion with the right gear and you'll forget what a movie theater even is. The post Make Movie Night a Blockbuster With This Fully-Loaded TV Room appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Set Up a Room in Your Home Just for VR You arranged your TV room so you can sit around in comfort. Now, prepare your virtual-reality space. The post How to Set Up a Room in Your Home Just for VR appeared first on WIRED .
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Daring declarationAfter discovering a highly rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in a small records office in the south of England, Harvard researchers were able to date the document to the 1780s, and say it sheds light on the tumultuous politics of the era just after the Revolutionary War.
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New survey -- Snapchat & Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teensA new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also found that while almost all teens -- 91 percent -- use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of tee
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Weight expectations: Context and distraction skew what we predict and rememberContext can alter something as basic as our ability to estimate the weights of simple objects. As we learn to manipulate those objects, context can even tease out the interplay of two memory systems and shows how distraction can affect multitasking.
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Inside Science

The Science Of Art and Light The Science Of Art and Light How light and art work together to brighten, and better, our world. The Science Of Art and Light Video of The Science Of Art and Light Culture Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:45 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Light is a lifeline for much of the living world. Lizards seek out cracks in the shade, flowers stretch toward windowpanes, and we ourselves awaken
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The Seafloor Is Eroding Faster Than Scientists ThoughtIt could pose a risk coastal communities already vulnerable to sea level rise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts Enlarge / South Korea is deploying Lockheed Martin's THAAD missile defense system, and that's sparked the ire of the Chinese government, as well as military and "hacktivist" hacking groups, according to FireEye. (credit: US Army) Chinese government officials have been very vocal in their opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, raising
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Trilobites: What Moves Gravel-Size Gypsum Crystals Around the Desert?The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
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About That 'Island in the Pacific' Jeff Sessions on Wednesday derided the U.S. district judge who blocked President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban. He called the matter “huge,” in a radio interview, then went on to say: I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power. Session
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An alien's view of the galaxy, a space hamburger, and other amazing images of the week Entertainment Newsworthy eye candy Between Saturn's Rings, A Stranger's View of the Galaxy, and Other Amazing Images of the Week…
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Early Birds vs Night Owls: Night Owls win! It was as clear as night and day that this was going to be a fierce battle. But in the end the Night Owls took home the prize! We’re guessing that they stayed up all night playing to get an extra edge on the competition Leaderboard: Art by Grace Emmet The early birds raised a morning toast, saluting the night owls, but unfortunately none were awake to see it.
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How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" CarrollFinancial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.
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Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn Immune to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals, cases of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are on the rise, NHS data reveals • Read the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s report on the rise of CPE Doctors are warning that the rise of an almost untreatable superbug, immune to some of the last-line antibiotics available to hospitals, poses a serious threat to patients
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Valve asks for phone numbers to confirm Dota 2 player identities Enlarge / Everyone in this picture better have a valid phone number... Dota 2 maker Valve is taking serious action to cut down on the prevalence of smurfing —using a secondary account in order to play against opponents of a lower skill level. Starting next month, Dota 2 players will need to have a unique, valid phone number associated with their account to take part in the game's ranked matchmaki
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Marching for the Right to Be Wrong When I was asked to speak at the Los Angeles installment of the March for Science, a vision leapt unbidden to my mind: thousands of scientists and science-lovers gathered in Pershing Square, carrying whiteboards and graphs, arguing with each other about how to properly interpret the data they were showing. Presumably the real march won’t be like that. But nothing would be more characteristic of h
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'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressureA new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new report.
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The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activityNot only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular importance here is a genetic program that is controlled by the insulin receptor. A team of researchers has now discovered how protein aggregation affects this genetic program and thus triggers aging.
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Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogenSunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide, researchers have found.
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Politikere tillader 7,5 gange flere kemi-rester i grundvandetLandbruget skal have flere sprøjtemidler, end der i dag er tilladt på de danske marker. Derfor hæves grænseværdierne for nogle nedbrydningsprodukter i grundvandet markant med ny politisk aftale.
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Top 10 science anniversaries of 20172017 offers an abundance of scientific anniversaries to celebrate, from pulsars and pulsar planets to Einstein’s laser, Einstein’s cosmos and the laws of robotics.
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What to Tell Kids About the 'March for Science'Here are tips from experts on what to tell kids about this weekend's March for Science.
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Hubble's cosmic bubblesHubble reveals a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.
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Is soda making your brain age faster? New research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning and memory. But before
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Neuroquest: Evil Cubes Having secured the Waters of Wisdom by correctly choosing the Goblet of Science, you have trekked on your perilous way across ancient and unknown lands, and in the insatiable curiosity belonging to all Neuro-Gnomes, you naturally couldn’t help taking a sip from the Goblet itself. Luckily, this served you well, for the Waters have given you supernatural knowledge of the whole geography of Eywir! N
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Why better technology won’t stop violent videos going viralA graphic killing video on Facebook has sparked calls for technological fixes. But these ignore the fact that Facebook's biggest problem is not technology, but people
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How America Shed the Taboo Against Preventive War A hidden assumption underlies the debate over North Korea. The assumption is that preventive war—war against a country that poses no imminent threat but could pose a threat in the future—is morally legitimate. To be sure, many politicians oppose an attack on practical grounds: They say the costs would be too high. But barely anyone in the foreign policy mainstream calls the idea itself abhorrent.
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A Search for the Zombie Websites of 1995 Exploring the web of the early 1990s meant wandering into strange new territory, made stranger by the way people talked about it at the time. Terms like “cyberspace,” “World Wide Web,” and “information superhighway” sound like throwbacks now, but back then they were utterly and unironically futuristic. This was around the same time that print newspapers found themselves publishing long lists of w
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Chatbots Have Entered the Uncanny Valley When a robot almost looks human—almost, but not quite—it often comes across as jarringly fake instead of familiar. Robots that are clearly artificial, like WALL-E or R2-D2, don’t have this problem. But androids like this one that imperfectly mimic human mannerisms and facial expressions are weird enough to be haunting. This phenomenon is known as the uncanny valley . It’s a major obstacle for des
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Ars Technica

Galaxy S8 review: Gorgeous new hardware, same Samsung gimmicks Ron Amadeo The past few months have been a humbling time for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7's explosive debut and double recall eventually led to an unprecedented cancellation of Samsung's flagship device. The recall process and resulting investigation kept the company's name in the mud for months and months. Memes were created across the Internet, property was damaged , and everyone visiting an airp
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That's what friends are forFriendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study.
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Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defensesA study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve traits, such as antibiotic resistance.
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NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the seasonThe first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.
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Hubble's cosmic bubblesThis entrancing image shows a few of the tenuous threads that comprise Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog).
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Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defensesA study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve.
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The Planet Can’t Stand This PresidencyTrump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
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We Just Breached the 410 PPM Threshold for CO2Carbon dioxide has not reached this height in millions of years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the seasonThe first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided forecasters with a look at the storm, swirling far from land areas.
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Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogenMichigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.
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Politikontrol afslører: Hver fjerde lastbil snyder med forureningNi ud af 35 undersøgte lastbiler havde installeret en ulovlig snydeboks, der sætter lastbilens rensesystem ud af kraft.
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Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”. Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, said the planned five-seater jet, which wil
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This is how a star-enveloping solar power plant might work Space The anatomy of a Dyson Sphere. Here's how alien civilizations (or humans in the distant future) might meet their crazy energy needs. Read on.
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Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients soonerPeople with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.
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Fecal microbiota transplants improve cognitive impairment caused by severe liver diseaseFecal transplantation of bacteria from one healthy donor into patients that suffer from hepatic encephalopathy, is safe and improves cognitive function compared with standard of care treatment for the condition, new research concludes. The study results also demonstrated that the number of hospitalizations following fecal transplantation plus antibiotics was two, compared to the standard of care a
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Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pineConfronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree populations in the southeastern United States, will benefit forest landowners and the forest industry in future decades.
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Sådan undgår du at blive forgiftet af naturenSøde, sorte bær og hip løgplante kan dræbe.
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Human cord blood boosts brains of old mice Umbilical cord blood from human newborns boosts the brain function and cognitive performance of old mice, a new study shows. Researchers identified a protein, abundant in human cord blood but decreasingly so with advancing age, that has the same effect when injected into the animals. “To me it’s remarkable that something in your blood can influence the way you think.” The findings could lead to n
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Space debris must be removed from orbit says ESA It’s time to start actively removing space debris from orbit or risk disaster, says the European Space Agency It was on 23 August at 17:07 GMT that spacecraft operators at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, noticed something was going wrong. Their flagship Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1A, had suddenly jumped into a slightly different orbit and a sligh
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Review: Fitbit Alta HR The Alta HR offers a way to log all of your fitness fundamentals without much fuss, with the addition of a heart rate monitor to give you extra data. The post Review: Fitbit Alta HR appeared first on WIRED .
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How salty food makes us hungry, not thirsty We tend to think salty food makes us thirsty, and that’s true in the short-term. But within 24 hours of increasing salt consumption, your body starts to conserve and produce water, making you less thirsty. This counterintuitive discovery goes against more than 100 years of conventional scientific wisdom and may provide new insights into the Western epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart diseas
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This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional Image: NASA Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission have often been able to do this , and since the spacecraft is dying soon , it makes the experience all the more emotional. Before it goes out in a blaze of glory, Cassini has been sending back some of the most incredible images of Saturn and
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Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogenMichigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide.
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Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen, few use other sun-protection measuresResearchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found patients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin, are more likely to use sunscreen but do not use other protection measures.
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AATS consensus statement helps manage treatment of coronary anomaliesResearchers are still trying to fully understand anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and its relationship to adverse health outcomes in humans, especially children. Using the most up-to-date literature, as well as the input of leading experts in the field, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released practical guidelines for the identification and treatment of
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Northeastern researchers' discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threatsNortheastern researchers Yung Joon Jung and Swastik Kar have developed a way to detect nuclear materials that far outpaces any existing method.
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New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasisA new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
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Focused issue on vascular disease in women available nowVascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide. There are important sex-related differences in risk factors, clinical manifestations, and therapeutic outcomes in peripheral vascular diseases, including peripheral artery disease (PAD), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and aortic disease. In addition, some vascular conditions predominantly affect women. With this in mind, Vascular
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Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settingsPeople who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers have found.
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Displaying lab test costs in health records doesn't deter doctors from ordering themHospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency -- displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order -- to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new study show that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests. The results are published
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A food vacuum sealer for 64 percent off? I'd buy it. Gadgets Keep your edible stuff fresh—for $160 less. Keep your food fresh for $160 less. Read on.
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Viryl's new record presses are the first in 30 years Technology Modern machinery for the vinyl renaissance Canadian company Viryl is building the first new record presses in over 30 years—and updating them for a whole new generation of pressmen.
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Origins of Indonesian Hobbits finally revealedThe most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed.
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Better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural productionMany companies want to know how the creation of their products affects the environment. Scientists have now found a way to better predict and quantify environmental impacts.
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Start Your Eneloop Collection With Four AAs and a Charger For $16 If you want to start collecting Eneloop batteries ( and you should ), the best place to start is the 4-pack of AAs with a charger, and you can get it for just $16 right now , the best price we’ve seen since January. If you know you’ll need more, $17 is a decent price on the 8-pack as well .
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Investigational dose of oral interferon-free treatment can cure hepatitis C in childrenA study that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with HCV, found that 99 percent of children had undetectable levels of HCV-RNA 12 weeks after treatment, report researchers. The study showed that the fixed-dose combination of LDV/SOF was well-tolerated, and no patients experienced serious adverse e
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Diet high in animal protein is associated with NAFLD in overweight peopleA diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, new research has found. These findings demonstrated that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.
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Bill Nye Is Marching Because 'Science Is Part of Politics'Bill Nye, the acclaimed science guy, wants to know: "Are you planning to march?"
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Once You Hear David Hasselhoff Rap About Guardians of the Galaxy Your Life Will Never Be the Same Image: Marvel Yesterday, we got the song list for the Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Today, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack has become available for purchase , but nothing you may have heard about it has prepared you for the original composition “Guardians Inferno,” which features David Hasselhoff. Rapping . About Star-Lord. Advertisement Listen to this and behold... weird perfection. Unsurpri
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Want to live twice as long? Meditation might help | Oliver Burkeman What if you could increase the attention you paid to every moment, no matter how humdrum? In his new book The Science Of Enlightenment , the meditation teacher Shinzen Young claims that if you meditate for a few minutes a day, you’ll double your lifespan. There are two obvious possibilities here. One is that he’s a charlatan. The other is that he’s talking in an annoyingly metaphorical way, as wh
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Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodesThe rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to master this challenge. In particular molecules from the class of materials known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be used to produce large and mechanically flexible flat screens. They unite br
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Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imagingThe concept of a perfect lens that can produce immaculate and flawless images has been the Holy Grail of lens makers for centuries. In 1873, a German physicist and optical scientist by the name of Ernst Abbe discovered the diffraction limit of the microscope. In other words, he discovered that conventional lenses are fundamentally incapable of capturing all the details of any given image. Since th
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Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors using pre-lithiated multiwalled carbon nanotubes as anodeHow do internal short circuit? Researcher Minho Kim has published his paper "A fast and efficient pre-doping approach to high energy density lithium-ion hybrid capacitors".
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Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodesFRANKFURT. Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are promising candidates for flexible flat displays. By means of a screening process developed by chemists at Goethe University Frankfurt, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.
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Probing into the molecular requirements for antioxidant activityFree radicals are derived either from normal essential metabolic processes in the human body or from external sources such as exposure to environmental xenobiotics. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is essential for proper physiological function.
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Antibody delivery mediated by recombinant adeno-associated virusMonoclonal antibody (mAb) based-therapies have revolutionized treatments of cancer and autoimmune diseases because of their specificity and limited toxicity.
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Quantum mechanics are complex enough, for now...Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a research team designed a new photonic experiment using exotic metamaterials, which were fabricated at the University of California Berkeley. Their experiment supports standard quantum mechanics and allows the scientists to place bo
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Bill Nye's Back to Save the WorldScience superhero Bill Nye plans to save the world by cultivating a superpower that exists in everyone: critical thinking.
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The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart A classic physics experiment features a moving cart firing a ball into the air. What happens if you place the cart on an incline? The post The Wacky Physics of Firing a Ball Out of a Moving Cart appeared first on WIRED .
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Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual functionUsing the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors, reversing cellular degeneration and restoring visual function in two mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa.
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Hearing tests miss common form of hearing loss, study showsTraditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to new research findings.
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Burning bones helped prove that women were poisoned by glowing paint Entertainment Excerpt: The Radium Girls Mollie Maggia died slandered. In death, she cleared her name, and helped get justice for her sisters. Read on.
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Faster biosensor for healthcare now developedA new technology has been designed that is 20 times faster than the existing biosensors using micromagnetic pattern of spider web. The technology can be used for early diagnosis and recurrence diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.
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Scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteriesA model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors, has now been designed by researchers. This approach may dramatically accelerate discovery of new materials that provide cheap and efficient ways to store energy.
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Ars Technica

Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles built in 2016 over faulty parking brake Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Tesla is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S and Model X electric vehicles because of problems with the parking brake. As was the case for Tesla's last recall , the company is blaming someone else for the issue. Specifically, the electric parking brakes installed on the EVs "may contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by our third-party supplier.
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New McDonald's Uniforms Promise to Usher in the Logan's Run Dystopia We've All Been Waiting For The no-shit new uniforms for McDonald’s employees that you’ll begin seeing in the United States this month (McDonald’s) Do the new McDonald’s uniforms remind you of anything ? If you answered “every dystopian sci-fi movie ever,” you’re correct. To me, they invoke a very Logan’s Run future. But mandatory gray-on-gray with a dash of black is pretty much universally recognized as the standard unifor
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No, Scientists Didn't Just Create Negative Mass or Defy the Laws of Physics Image: NIST/JLA/CU Boulder/ WIkimedia Commons A few days ago, I spotted a strange title on a physics paper, claiming to have produced negative mass. I gave it a read. No they didn’t, I thought to myself. I will not cover this interesting but esoteric cold atomic physics paper. Advertisement Then came the press release , and soon after, the headlines from folks who fell for the ruse . One article
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The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activityNot only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular importance here is a genetic program that is controlled by the insulin receptor. A team of researchers from the universities of Cologne and Bonn has now discovered how protein aggregation affects this genetic program and thus triggers aging. The results have now been published in the journa
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'Connshing syndrome' named as a new cause of high blood pressureResearch led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
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Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitorsPre-lithiated multiwalled carbon nanotubes and activated carbon(AC) materials were used as anode and cathode respectively for Lithium-ion capacitors (LICs). The pre-lithiatiation was performed using internal short circuit approach(ISC). The LIC showed excellent supercapacitor performance. The pre-lithiated MWCNTs have a potential application as anode for high performance Lithium-ion capacitors.
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How Venus flytrap triggers digestionThe Venus flytrap digests its prey using enzymes produced by special glands. For the first time, a research team has measured and meticulously analyzed the glands' activity.
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Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imagingResearch conducted by Professor Junsuk Rho's team at POSTECH, South Korea, has demonstrated a scalable and reliable fabrication process of a large scale hyperlens device based on direct pattern transfer techniques. The research team's new cost-effective fabrication method can be used to proliferate practical far-field and real-time super-resolution imaging devices that can be widely used in optics
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New findings from research into multiple concussions in hockey playersThe relationship between head injuries suffered during contact sport and Alzheimer's disease is now being called into question thanks to research by the Sahlgrenska Academy, which has revealed that hockey players with multiple concussions probably have other injuries in their brains.
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Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealedThe most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed.
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Tyngdekraften leger kispus med elektromagnetismenNy analyse viser, at krumninger i rumtiden ophæver dualiteten mellem elektricitet og magnetisme, der er indbygget i Maxwells ligninger for det elektromagnetiske felt. Det kan være forklaringen på, at der ikke findes magnetiske monopoler.
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Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too Encrypted calling is tricky to get right, but that's changing fast. The post Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too appeared first on WIRED .
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This Kid Won Instagram By Putting Bugs on His Face Adrian Kozakiewicz loves insects. Maybe too much? The post This Kid Won Instagram By Putting Bugs on His Face appeared first on WIRED .
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5 danske forskere: Derfor demonstrerer vi for videnskaben- Der er opstået en tendens til, at man bare kan synes noget andet end det, der er evidens for, siger en af de forskere, som deltager i "March for Science" lørdag.
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Physicists demonstrate new way to violate local causality(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have experimentally demonstrated the violation of "bilocal causality"—a concept that is related to the more standard local causality, except that it accounts for the precise way in which physical systems are initially generated. The results show that it's possible to violate local causality in an entirely new and more general way, which could lead to a pot
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Why are the measles coming back? Health And what’s a few measly measles anyway? We eliminated measles in the U.S. in 2000. Somebody should tell the measles. Because even though the virus has no permanent home stateside, it keeps getting in—more and…
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Community Colleges Rarely Graduate the Veterans They Recruit SAN DIEGO—In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University, a small group of students labors quietly, laser-focused, over textbooks and laptops. More From The Hechinger Report High school should be more like preschool Sub shortage leaves schools scrambling when teachers call in sick Using virtual reality to step into others’ shoes This is the Veterans House
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Britain could see its first full day without coalBritain's National Grid says Friday may be the first full 24-hour work-day since the Industrial Revolution in which the nation doesn't depend on electricity generated from coal.
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GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.
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Cold snap threatens French vinesA late spring frost that hit French vineyards is threatening the harvest in Champagne and Burgundy, winegrowers warn.
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Nature: 3-D-printing of glass now possible3-D-printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A method developed at the KIT for the first time allows glass to be used for this technique. The use of glass in 3-D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, such as optics, data transmission, and biotechnology. The process is published in Nature and presented at the Hanover F
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Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual functionUsing the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors, reversing cellular degeneration and restoring visual function in two mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa.
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Plant's parent genes cooperate in shaping their childPlant biologists discovered for the first time on how factors arising from the mother and father in flowering plants cooperate to develop the shape of their child. Until now, it has been unknown whether paternal factors cooperate or conflict with each other to bring about zygote asymmetry. The outcome of this discovery is expected to shed light on the exact mechanism of plant body shape formation
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People are taking to the streets to defend science – but it could come at a costScientists around the world are facing a dilemma. A March for Science will be taking place in Washington DC on 22 April, with solidarity marches in more than 500 other locations around the world. Scientists in cities from London in the UK to Tokyo in Japan, Accra in Ghana and Hyderabad in India are all looking to defend the vital role that science plays in society.
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Mystery human hobbit ancestor may have been first out of AfricaThe evolutionary origins of the tiny Indonesian hominin Homo floresiensis have perplexed us for years – now there’s a new twist to the tale, suggesting we had it figured out all wrong
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You Don't Need to Be a Meth Kingpin To Afford the Complete Breaking Bad Blu-ray Breaking Bad: The Complete Series , $35 Update : Grab the hydrofluoric acid and a large plastic container, because this deal is dead. Advertisement Breaking Bad , the best television show humanity has ever created, is just $35 on Blu-ray, today only . Is that the best price ever? You’re goddamn right. Just to reiterate the purity of this deal, it’s only been below $50 on one prior occasion (aroun
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Inside Science

How Interior Designers See Science in Lights and Colors How Interior Designers See Science in Lights and Colors Interior designers are turning to experiments, using psychology and physics to come up with the best spaces for health -- and productivity. InteriorDesign_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Paul Bica via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Culture Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00 Katharine Gammon, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Light, shadow and
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Rigshospitalets nye nordfløj bliver større end planlagt Regionsrådet i Region Hovedstaden har afsat yderligere 180 mio. kr. til udbygningen af Rigshospitalet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists have worked out how dung beetles use the Milky Way to hold their courseInsects navigate in much the same way that ancient humans did: using the sky. Their primary cue is the position of the sun, but insects can also detect properties of skylight (the blue light scattered by the upper atmosphere) that give them indirect information about the sun's position. Skylight cues include gradients in brightness and colour across the sky and the way light is polarised by the at
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Swarm explores a new feature of the northern lightsThanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
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Science : NPR

Jeremy Howard: Will Super-intelligent Machines Be The Last Human Invention? Data Scientist Jeremy Howard has studied machine learning for 25 years. He says super-intelligent machines can help us achieve amazing things. But he warns they might bring the end for our species. (Image credit: Scorpix/TEDx Brussels)
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Science : NPR

Maurice Conti: Can Machines Think And Feel For Themselves? Futurist Maurice Conti says we've entered a new era where machines and humans partner to do what neither can do alone. He calls it the "Augmented Age." (Image credit: Video Still Courtesy Of The TED Conferences)
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Science : NPR

Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs? GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way. (Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)
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Science : NPR

Erik Brynjolfsson: In A Race With Machines, Can We Keep Up? MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation. (Image credit: Bret Hartman/TED)
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Gizmodo

More Strange Rumors About Doctor Who's Next Doctor Scott Derrickson might be returning for Doctor Strange 2 . Supergirl could be bringing in another infamous Superman villain. What the hell was Nathan Fillion doing on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ? Plus, new pictures from The Mummy and new footage from American Gods , and what’s to come in the rest of Arrow ’s current season. Spoilers! Ant-Man & The Wasp David Dastmalchian confirmed
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Ars Technica

If you live inland, don’t think sea level rise won’t affect you Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Richard ) There has been a lot of talk about the millions of people worldwide whose homes will be at the mercy of rising sea levels. Within the US, a 1.8-meter rise in the oceans by 2100 could displace as many as 13.1 million people. Worldwide, up to 180 million people could be at risk. There has been less talk about where exactly those people will go when they leave
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New test to reveal pesticide exposureA recent study provides new information that may help researchers monitor the effects of common agricultural chemicals on farmers' health.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlA new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement landscapes.
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Dansk luftrensning skal fjerne smagen af prop i vinPatenteret teknologi ‘knækker’ det stof, der flagrer rundt i luften og ødelægger millioner af liter vin årligt.
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Science : NPR

Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread? No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses. (Image credit: Alex Reynolds/NPR)
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Gizmodo

Civilization VI Is Down to $30 For the First Time Ever Sid Meier’s Civilization VI , $30 We’ve seen a few ~$40 deals on Civilization VI over the last few weeks, but Amazon just dropped it to $30 for the first time ever . We aren’t sure how long this will last, so place your order before Gandhi nukes the deal. Note : Amazon lists Windows as the platform, but what you’re buying here is a Steam key, so Mac and Linux users can take advantage as well.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

DGIST develops 20 times faster biosensorDGIST's research team develops technology which is 20 times faster than the existing biosensors using micromagnetic pattern of spider web.The technology can be used for early diagnosis and recurrence diagnosis of diseases such as cancer.
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Stanford scientist's new approach may accelerate design of high-power batteriesNew Stanford study describes a model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors. This approach may dramatically accelerate discovery of new materials that provide cheap and efficient ways to store energy.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Economists price BP oil spill damage to natural resources at $17.2 billionThe BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in US history. Almost seven years to the day after the start of the environmental disaster, researchers have published a price tag of the damage done to natural resources: $17.2 billion.
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Viden

Aarhus og København går til forsvar for videnskabenLørdag rammer "March for Science" 395 byer verden over. Også Aarhus og København demonstrerer for evidensbaseret viden og politik.
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Viden

Apple vil satse 100 procent på genanvendte materialerNy strategi kan gøre Apple til sektorens største klimaduks. Miljøorganisation roser virksomhedens ambitioner.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Studying interstellar dust from a balloonIn just a few days, the Pilot astrophysics experiment will be launched under a stratospheric balloon from Alice Springs in central Australia. Its aim is to observe the polarized emission of dust particles found in the interstellar medium of our galaxy and nearby galaxies. With a mass approaching one metric ton, Pilot uses the largest balloons ever launched by CNES, the French national space agency
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers produce all RNA nucleobases in simulated primordial Earth conditions(Phys.org)—In 1952, chemists Stanley Miller and Harold Urey conducted a famous experimental simulation of the conditions thought to prevail on early Earth in order to determine possible pathways to the creation of life. The Miller-Urey experiment used water (H2O), methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen (H2) sealed inside a glass flask. They introduced water vapor from a separate flask while fir
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Towards a liveable futureHumans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century man's impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Leiden researchers study this impact and how we can keep it within reasonable limits so that nature can be preserved. We cannot do without nature: we need it for our food and for raw materials, as well as for rela
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Scientific American Content: Global

One More Barrier Faced by Women in ScienceIn field locations where there are no bathrooms, life can get complicated -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Fansubs for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules Fansubbing—the unofficial creation of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies—is illegal, a Dutch court ruled this week. The Free Subtitles Foundation , after coming under fire from the Netherlands' anti-piracy association BREIN , decided to raise some money and take BREIN to court. The Foundation's lawyer told TorrentFreak that the lawsuit sought to clarify whether the creators of a TV show o
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BBC News - Science & Environment

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefitRaised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The four factors that decide how we feel about income inequalitySometimes it is hard to nail down exactly how we feel about disparities between incomes, but emotions certainly run higher after a financial crisis and a few years of austerity. We might be furious that scandal-hit CEOs walk away with multi-million dollar packages but we can feel impotent in the face of the "market forces" we are told dictate such things. We might find easier targets among public
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Paris soil carbon sequestration goals called unrealisticThe goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an opinion piece in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Women in tenure committees do not speed up women's science careersAccording to a study by researchers in Aalto University School of Business, Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. At the same time, female evaluators are not significantly more favorable toward female candidates.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The search for deviations from standard quantum mechanicsPhysicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules. To do so a research team led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna designed a new photonic experiment using exotic metamaterials, which were fabricated at the University of California Berkeley. Their experiment supports standard quant
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Popular Science

Logitech Pop Smart Button Review Technology These programmable switches can tackle your most common smart home functions. The Logitech Pop Smart Buttons put customizable smart home functions at the touch of a pastel-colored button.
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Gizmodo

This Video of 'Muslims Celebrating the Paris Terror Attack' Is Totally Fake GIF Last night, Paris was struck yet again by a terror attack, killing a police officer and has leaving two other people critically injured . But if you see the video below, purporting to show “a crowd of ‘moderate’ Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack in London,” don’t believe it. It’s not what it appears to be. Advertisement The video pops up periodically when terror attacks occur. And t
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Dagens Medicin

Type 2-diabetes kobles til flere komplikationerDet lader til, at teenagere og unge voksne med type 2-diabetes har flere komplikationer end jævnaldrende med type 1-diabetes.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Amur leopards will be off-show to visitors at Scottish parkThe Amur leopards are to be kept off-show in the hope they raise cubs that can be released into the wild.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Circular runwaysThe engineer who proposed circular runways answers critics in defence of his radical design for airports.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Controlling electrons in graphene opens a new path to potential electronic devicesFor the first time, scientists created a tunable artificial atom in graphene. They demonstrated that a vacancy in graphene can be charged in a controllable way such that electrons can be localized to mimic the electron orbitals of an artificial atom. Importantly, the trapping mechanism is reversible (turned on and off) and the energy levels can be tuned.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

X-ray scattering and molecular dynamics simulations used to create real-time imaging of nanoparticle oxidation(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with Temple University and Argonne National Laboratory has developed a way to observe material restructuring at the atomic scale in real time. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and what they observed as they followed the progression of oxidation at the atomic scale. Doris Cadavid and Andreu Cabot with Cat
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Inside Elon Musk’s Mind Meld, Your Flying Car Problem, and a Meat Tax—The Download, April 21, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.
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Futurity.org

Map shows potential landing spot for Mars 2020 rover Scientists have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major. The spot is high on NASA’s list of potential landing sites for its next Mars rover, which will launch in 2020. The region is home to a striking mineral diversity, including deposits that indicate a variety of past environments that could have hosted life. Using the highest
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ING BAGSIDEN: Enlig gedde anno 1949 ...Her får du ugens uundværlige lystfiskerhistorie
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WIRED

The Eccentric Electrics and Hulking SUVs of the Shanghai Auto Show The Chinese government wants electrics. Consumers want SUVs. Automakers decide to build both. The post The Eccentric Electrics and Hulking SUVs of the Shanghai Auto Show appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

What does the abundance of water in the solar system mean for life?There was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus and Jupiter's Europa.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New laser technique improves neutron yield(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in China has developed a new way to produce neutrons that they claim improves on conventional methods by a factor of 100. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes the new method and the results they obtained when testing it.
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Science | The Guardian

Lab notes: emerging from the week’s science like a naked mole rat from a burrow In a week in which we discovered that a rather large river has disappeared (hat tip to anthropogenic climate change, you old rogue!) and that aliens so far seem to desire no encounters with us, let alone close ones, it might seem tempting to turn on, tune in and drop out. Certainly the brain scans showing the first evidence of a ‘heightened state of consciousness’ from psychedelic drugs might mak
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealedThe most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has found that they most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus as has been widely believed.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Why drivers own light trucks over carsA new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why consumers choose to drive SUVs, pick-ups, vans and minivans over cars, even though these so-called "light trucks" generally demonstrate lower fuel economy than passenger cars.
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New Scientist - News

I joined the wildlife police to save baby eels from poachersFishing for the endangered European eel is allowed only under strict rules. Clare Wilson joins the environmental officers patrolling the banks of the UK’s River Severn
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Live Science

Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Health ProblemsNothing is private when it comes to the Kardashians, and that includes matters of health.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting ratesWant to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Light can be utilized to control gene functionLight can be used as an accurate method to control gene expression, shows groundbreaking optogenetics study by University of Colorado, Duke University and University of Helsinki researchers.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Natural experiment, dogged investigation, yield clue to devastating neurological diseaseA researcher has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats. New research has just shown that the rat abnormality closely resembles a rare human mutation that results in severe neurologic dysfunction. The human disease can affect many parts of the brain and has been called H-ABC.
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Science | The Guardian

'Hobbit' species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds Bone study shows there is no evidence the 1.1-metre tall Homo floresiensis had any links with the much larger Homo erectus Researchers who studied the bones of Homo floresiensis , a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, say their findings should end a popular theory that it evolved from an ancestor of modern humans. Continue reading...
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The Atlantic

A Wondrous New Image of Planet Earth Nine days ago, a stream of photons exploded off the sun’s corona and flew 93-million miles, to the blue, wave-wrinkled surface of the southern Atlantic ocean. The dark waters swallowed some of these photons, but others ricocheted back into space, where they traveled nearly 900-million miles more. A few concluded this long journey by threading a cosmic needle. They approached Saturn at the perfect
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Futurity.org

Melting glacier leads to first modern ‘river piracy’ A warming climate has melted northern Canada’s Kaskawulsh Glacier so much that the glacier’s “retreat” has changed the course of a nearby river, new research shows. Last spring, the glacier’s retreat triggered the geologic event at relatively breakneck speed. The toe of ice that was sending meltwater toward the Slims River and then north to the Bering Sea retreated so far that the water changed c
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Smaller cities offer different insights into sex workTreena Orchard believes the size of the city should not matter for sex workers seeking a safer, healthier environment. And now, after wrapping her most recent study, the Health Studies professor hopes communities across southwestern Ontario will evolve how they help these marginalized groups.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Discovery of parental factors that lead to asymmetric division of the zygoteAn international group of plant biologists discovered for the first time on how factors arising from the mother and father in flowering plants cooperate to develop the shape of their child. Until now, it has been unknown whether paternal factors cooperate or conflict with each other to bring about zygote asymmetry. The outcome of this discovery is expected to shed light on the exact mechanism of p
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's, other diseasesDamaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau levels in the blood that accurately reflects levels of tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be the first step towards a non-invasive test for tau.
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Science-Based Medicine

Separating Fact from Fiction in the Not-So-Normal Newborn Nursery: Undescended Testes in BabiesThere is a safe and effective science-based approach to the undescended testicle in newborns. This hasn't stopped some from proposing alternatives that are neither.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Buckwheat consumption can increase agroecosystem diversity and boost food securityWhat will it take to make our agroecosystems more diverse and secure? Take buckwheat, for example – an ancient grain-like plant with considerable potential. It's not related to cereals, yet produces storable seeds and can taste anything from deliciously tart to bitter.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers look to unleash creativity with custom cyber manufacturingBefore the Industrial Revolution, custom products were handmade by highly skilled individuals. Basic products that most people have in their homes today were very expensive and considered luxuries because of the time and skill that it took to make just one. What the Industrial Revolution brought about was the ability to mass-produce identical items. The result? Millions of units of a single produc
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How Venus flytraps trigger digestionThe Venus flytrap digests its prey using enzymes produced by special glands. For the first time, a research team has measured and meticulously analysed the glands' activity.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Strong brand puts fizz in business capital raising, study findsInvestment in building a company's brand is not just about generating sales but also has a measurable impact on the business's ability to raise funds, a new study has found.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New map shows racial diversity of every neighborhood in continental U.S.A geography professor at the University of Cincinnati repurposed NASA maps to show the changing racial diversity of every neighborhood in the continental United States.
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Live Science

Photographic Proof of Climate Change: Time-Lapse Images of Retreating GlaciersA team of scientists has put together photographic "proof" of climate change, revealing time-lapse photo couplets, or before/after images, of retreating glaciers.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Fountain of Youth? Young Blood Infusions "Rejuvenate" Old MiceElderly rodents that received human umbilical cord blood improved significantly in memory tests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Just breathe: Mindfulness may help freshman stress less and smile moreThe first semester of college is a time of great transition for many students -- they often are living away from home for the first time, have a much more fluid schedule than in high school and are potentially surrounded by a new peer group. Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life, according to researchers.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

One in every 15 non-obese older Filipino Americans has diabetesNon-obese Filipino Americans aged 50 and over have a much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans (7.6 percent vs. 4.3 percent), new research concludes.
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WIRED

The Secret to Free Fire’s 62-Minute Shootout? Minecraft Turns out the sandbox game is perfect for properly placing snipers. The post The Secret to Free Fire's 62-Minute Shootout? Minecraft appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data The odds of 2014 JO25 actually hitting Earth were around one in a million. But the odds of getting great science were much better. The post So, That Asteroid Didn’t Kill Earth. Bonus: It Delivered Tons of Data appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

The Real Reason the Online Uprising Against Bill O’Reilly Worked Thanks to the ad-tech boom, advertisers today have endless options. The post The Real Reason the Online Uprising Against Bill O’Reilly Worked appeared first on WIRED .
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Ars Technica

American Gods may have finally nailed the modern-fantasy formula on TV AUSTIN, Texas—TV pilots ain't what they used to be, as the Netflix model takes much of the weight off a first episode's shoulders. Series can take their time revealing characters, unfolding plots, or even having much of the plot take place in a single episode. Weirdly, the first hour-long episode of Starz' new American Gods series feels like a relic of that older era—in all of the best ways. This
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sharkspotter—a world first in shark detectionA world-first system developed by UTS is being used by Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver to identify sharks, raise alarms and provide greater protection for swimmers and surfers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research team tracks complex web of monetary sanctions in nine statesThe phrase "criminal justice system" may conjure images of courtrooms, juries and prison. But "when justice is doled out, it increasingly impacts the pocketbook," according to Alexes Harris, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ultraviolet light sensor for wearable devicesMass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer at Seiko Instruments Group.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Periodic model predicts spread of Lyme diseaseLyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ticks are responsible for the majority of North American transmissions. In a new paper, researchers present a mathematical model of Lyme disease that incorporates seasonality and climate factors.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safelyChildren up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently, new research concludes. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments were tested for their road-crossing abilities. Those from 6 to 12 years of age had trouble crossing the street, with accident rates as high as 8 percent with 6-year-olds.
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The Atlantic

Today's News: April 21, 2017 —More details are emerging of the man who carried out yesterday’s attack in Paris that killed a police officer. —Arkansas carried out its first execution since 2005 after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a temporary stay. —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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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical examsEveryone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position. People with cerebral palsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis, however, live with stiff muscles every single day, making everyday tasks such as extending an arm extremely difficult and painful for them. And since there isn't a foolproof way to objecti
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

WHO's Global Hepatitis Report sets baseline to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030The World Hepatitis Alliance today welcomes the publication of the first-ever Global Hepatitis Report by the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes new data on the prevalence and global burden of viral hepatitis.
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Science | The Guardian

Forget hygge, in these negative times we need to fill the air with firgun | Mark Rice-Oxley In this age of neoliberal competition we should all embrace this Hebrew concept of unselfish delight in others, just like rugby’s Dylan Hartley We’ve had schadenfreude and weltschmerz , ennui and litost . For a while, we were captivated by glasnost and perestroika and more recently it has been all about hygge and lagom . One of the great things about foreign languages is the words they use for wh
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Lake MacKay, Australia captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2BBrown hills speckle the eastern part of Australia's Lake MacKay in this satellite image.
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Live Science

Death by Asteroid: The Most Likely Ways for a Space Rock to Kill YouIf an asteroid strike kills you, it will probably do so with powerful winds and/or shock waves.
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New Scientist - News

Here’s what to expect from Saturday’s March for ScienceDespite criticisms of the organising committee and a perceived lack of a clear message, the march could be a turning point for how scientists approach government
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Detecting life in the ultra-dry Atacama DesertFew places are as hostile to life as Chile's Atacama Desert. It's the driest non-polar desert on Earth, and only the hardiest microbes survive there. Its rocky landscape has lain undisturbed for eons, exposed to extreme temperatures and radiation from the sun.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Optical micro-oscillator could lead to next-generation timing, navigation and sensing applicationsA team of engineering researchers from UCLA and OEWaves has developed an optical micro-oscillator, a key time-keeping component of clocks that could vastly improve the accuracy of time-keeping, which is essential for use in spacecraft, automobile sensing or satellite communications.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Testing astronauts' lung healthThe stellar views from the International Space Station are not the only things to take an astronaut's breath away: devices like this are measuring astronauts' breath to determine the health of their lungs. ESA astronaut Tim Peake took part in the Airway Monitoring experiment during his Principia mission in 2016.
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Live Science

Scientists to Stage Protest Marches Around the World on SaturdayOn April 22, people in hundreds of cities around the world will take part in the March for Science.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Video: Larsen-C ice shelf crackThe Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks off or 'calves', it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded – but exactly how long this will take is difficult to predict.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Opinion: Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissionsThe Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called "negative emissions
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris growsDecades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.
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The Atlantic

The Troubling Link Between Springtime Allergies and Suicide Early in his career, Teodor Postolache, a psychiatry professor at the University of Maryland, was struck by a peculiar trend that comes up again and again in suicide research. Across decades and in various countries, suicide is much more common in the spring and early summer than other times of year. Now, Postolache and other researchers believe they have found a curious link between the season a
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Latest Headlines | Science News

In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with SaturnThe Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrate on Sept. 15, but is slated to do some solid science before its demise.
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Ars Technica

Like disappearing ink, but cooler: Laser-powered invisible images demonstrated Enlarge / In the UK, Jean Michel Jarre performs on stage at NIA Arena on May 24, 2009. (credit: Steve Thorne/Redferns/Getty Images) I think everyone is aware of the trick with invisible ink. Write your message in lemon juice on paper, and when the juice dries it cannot be seen. But if you heat the paper, the lemon juice reacts with it and turns brown, bringing forth your shining prose for all to
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Gizmodo

Grown-Ass Men Denied Entry to Lego Playground, Say It's a Human Rights Violation Promotional photo released by Lego showing a Legoland employee helping a child who’s accompanied by an adult (Lego) Australia got its first Legoland Discovery Center this week in Melbourne, but some Lego fans aren’t too happy about it. A handful of adult men are pissed that the Playground area is restricted to children. And one is even threatening to file a human rights complaint. Advertisement T
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Scientific American Content: Global

Readers Respond to "Why Exercise May Be the Best Fit for Depression"Letters about Scientific American Mind’s January/February 2017 issue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in BangladeshA three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 percent of the country and displace more than 30 million people—and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

The March for Science Is Just the First StepThe event’s organizers want people of all political persuasions to press for science-based policy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist - News

Quickest we could visit another star is 69 years – here’s howIt may be faster to send a spacecraft to Sirius than our closest star, thanks to a trick using starlight to slow it down
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Scientific American Content: Global

Could a Bone Protein Help Shed Pounds?A hormone from skeletal cells works in the brain to decrease appetite -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kina et skridt nærmere egen rumstationKina opsendte i går et ubemandet rumskib, der skal levere drivgas til et midlertidigt testcenter i kredsløb om Jorden. Lykkes missionen, vil Kina påbegynde arbejdet på en ny rumstation, som skal være klar i 2022.
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Ugens it-job: Over 50 nye ledige job i nogle af landets mest spændende virksomheder Der er rift om it-specialister og -ledere. På Jobfinder.dk er der netop opslået over 50 nye it-job i virksomheder som Novozymes, DONG, Netcompany og Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste. Se hele listen af nye it-job her https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-50-nye-ledige-job-nogle-landets-mest-spaendende-virksomheder-7682 Jobfinder
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Nu sender USA for første gang kampklare F-35-fly til EuropaSeks kampklare F-35A Lightning II sendes nu til Europa, men det er fortsat hemmeligt, hvor flyene får base.
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Yo-yo-vægt er hård belastning for hjertetPersoner med kendt kranspulsåresygdom har markant forøget risiko for blodprop i hjertet og død, hvis de hyppigt veksler mellem perioder med vægttab og vægtøgning.
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Nyt lungekræftmiddel viser længere progressionsfri overlevelseHead-to-head studie af Alecensa og Xalkori viser signifikant længere progressionsfri overlevelse blandt patienter med ikke-småcellet ALK-positiv lungekræft.
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Riget: Smertelæger får musearm af Sundheds­platformenSundhedsplatformen kræver så mange klik af lægerne i Rigshospitalets smerteklinik, at flere er begyndt at udvikle musearm.
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Estonian CubeSat to test new technologies for future moon-orbiting satelliteEstonia plans to launch a CubeSat into space in early 2019 aiming to test advanced technologies, including a plasma brake for deorbiting satellites and electric sail propulsion. The mission, named ESTCube-2, will serve as a prototype of Estonia's future moon-orbiting spacecraft.
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Unforgettable Is the Opposite of Its Title Among the less-noted cardinal rules of cinema is that any movie that takes the title Unforgettable will prove to be anything but. Do you remember the 1996 Unforgettable , in which Ray Liotta tried to solve his wife’s murder with the help of a memory-enhancement drug? Of course you don’t. I doubt even Liotta does. How about the 1997 romance starring Faith Roberts? Or the 2014 Bollywood drama? At l
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The United States of Billy Joel For those of you who are sick of wondering, this is what happens at a Billy Joel concert: A mother tries to cajole her reluctant young son to twist with her to “Only the Good Die Young.” A 45-year-old man in a Billy Joel-themed softball jersey, sitting third row and visible to all, hoists aloft a New Jersey vanity license plate that reads “Joel FN” and uses it to air-drum to “Pressure.” Three 20-
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Sorø droppede Google Analytics: Vi ved ikke, hvad de gør med borgernes data Vi kan ikke sende borgeres data videre til tredjepart, siger Sorø Kommune, der har valgt Google Analytics fra. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/soroe-droppede-google-analytics-vi-ved-ikke-hvad-de-goer-med-data-1075730 Version2
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Københavns buslinje 5A bliver udskiftet med lang, hurtigere gasbusKøbenhavn får i weekenden en ny Cityline 5C. Movia forventer at den BRT-lignende linje giver kortere og behageligere rejsetid på ruten fra Herlev Hospital til Kastrup Lufthavn.
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NASA image captures Earth between the rings of SaturnA new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.
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What else can fingers tell us?According to HSE researchers, men with a high 2D:4D ratio (i.e. those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger) tend to be better educated. These findings have been published in Personality and Individual Differences.
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5G enables precision road weather services and provides robot cars with the ability to hearVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents. This involves the development of new vehicular network solutions and the local road weather and safety services they enable in support of drivers, road operators and autonomous vehicle management systems. The new services will require no action from motorists while driving—data wil
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Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for peopleSergey Leshchinskiy, paleontologist, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, has studied the remains of Yakut mammoths collected on one of the world's largest paleontological sites of mammoth fauna, Berelyokh. His study showed that almost half of the bones of these ancient mammals have signs of serious pathologies typical for the human skeletal system.
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Tarantulas use their lateral eyes to calculate distanceA necessary part of any animal's sense of direction is a positioning system to detect the relationship between where it is and where it wants to go; this is known as odometry. Tarantulas have four sets of eyes, and a study from the Autonomous University of Madrid shows that they use their posterior lateral eyes and anterior lateral eyes to establish the distance they have traveled.
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Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basinAs a sensitive region of global climate change, the Yellow River basin, situated in arid and semiarid regions, also plays an important role in food production. However, using water resources in the Yellow River basin is challenging due to the drought and increasing water consumption.
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Forbud mod Roundup-sprøjtning før høst på vej - men kun på menneskefødeEn kommende pesticidstrategi lægger op til at forbyde, at landmænd tvangsvisner kornet ved at sprøjte det med glyphosat kort før høst. Forbuddet skal dog kun gælde menneskeføde, hvor nedvisning stort set ikke anvendes.
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A better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural productionMany companies want to know how the creation of their products affects the environment. Scientists at Stanford, the University of Minnesota and Unilever have found a way to better predict and quantify environmental impacts.
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Rivers vanishing into thin air: this is what the climate crisis looks like | David Suzuki A Canadian river was the first observed case of ‘river piracy’. When nature’s thresholds are passed, landscapes can transform in the blink of an eye The Slims river in northern Canada gained infamy, not for its fishing or pristine waters, but for vanishing in a matter of four days in May 2016. This week we learned that it fell victim to “river piracy” – and climate change was almost certainly to
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Ars Technica

Man sues Confide: I wouldn’t have spent $7/month if I’d known it was flawed Enlarge (credit: Confide ) A man in Michigan has sued Confide , a secure messaging app that is reportedly used by Republicans in the Trump White House , over allegations that the app isn’t nearly as secure when run on a desktop computer, as opposed to a mobile device. While the app does prevent screenshots on mobile devices, the new lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New York on Thursda
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The Atlantic

How the March for Science Misunderstands Politics This Saturday, in Washington, D.C., and around the world , scientists and their supporters will hit the streets. From Ketchikan to Buenos Aires to Bhutan, marchers will demand that politicians support scientific research, publish its results widely, and base their policies on those results. I will be marching with them. But I worry about the movement’s arguments. A few skeptics have charged that
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The Atlantic

To Protect and Serve (and Pray) There are more than 18,000 police departments in the United States, spread out in a vast jurisdictional patchwork of federal, state, local, and tribal agencies that stretches from Hawaii to Maine. This month, Alabama could add to their ranks something unprecedented in American history: a police department operated by a church. In February, Briarwood Presbyterian Church asked the state legislature
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Ingeniøren

Her er de nominerede til Automationsprisen 2017De tre nominerede til Automationsprisen 2017, som uddeles af Dansk Robot Netværk, kommer fra så forskellige brancher som affaldssortering, fodboldstriber og robotgribere.
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A better way to predict the environmental impacts of agricultural productionConsumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products affect natural resources such as land, water and biodiversity.
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The Atlantic

The First-Ever Banner Ad on the Web People don’t often click on banner ads these days—at least not on purpose, anyway. In fact, many internet users actively go out of their way to never see advertisements. Ad blockers create all kinds of problems for companies that rely on ad dollars to pay their workers (cough cough like journalists cough), but it’s understandable why ad blockers appeal to people. Display ads are too often clunky,
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NYT > Science

Op-Ed Contributor: A Lesson From the Henrietta Lacks Story: Science Needs Your CellsFinding new ways to cure cancer trumps privacy concerns.
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The Atlantic

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Overwhelming a Strained System Immigration courts in the United States are overwhelmed with cases. By last September, the end of the 2016 fiscal year, there were more than 500,000 of them pending, according to a March report by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. That number will almost certainly grow under President Trump, whose repeated pledges to curb illegal immigration
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An Epigenetic Aging Clock for MiceScientists predict rodents' ages by assessing DNA methylation markers in various tissues.
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Drift analysis says MH370 likely crashed north of searchAnalysis of a genuine Boeing 777 wing flap has reaffirmed experts' opinion that a missing Malaysian airliner most likely crashed north of an abandoned search area in the Indian Ocean, officials said Friday.
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisisSamsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation.
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Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spellWinter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially devastating consequences for the region's reindeer and the indigenous Sami people who make their living herding them.
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Match for mutts? New website helps people adopt the best dogPeople looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed—but that's barking up the wrong tree.
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Science | The Guardian

Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour. In what could become a landmark ruling, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension. Continue reading...
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Spændende lederudfordring som ung, kvinde og ingeniør 32-årige Heidi Sommerset, civilingeniør i industrielt design og R&D Manager i SCAN A/S, har haft fuld drøn på lederkarrieren – og har kombineret ingeniør-kompetencerne med en gejst for at udvikle mennesker. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/spaendende-lederudfordring-ung-kvinde-ingenior-7672 Jobfinder
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Blood donor screening for hepatitis E reveals incidence is higher than previously reportedResults from a study presented today found that the incidence of HEV RNA in asymptomatic blood donors from Germany is higher than previously reported. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that 0.11 percent of donations tested were HEV RNA positive and that one of the asymptomatic HEV RNA positive donors had previously donated HEV RNA
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Treatment of HCV allows for sustained removal from the liver transplant waiting listA new European study presented today demonstrated that patients with chronic HCV and severe liver damage, taken off the liver transplant list as a result of successful DAA therapy, had a favorable outcome over a year later. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that 26.7 percent of patients could be removed from the waiting list due to
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Diet high in animal protein is associated with NAFLD in overweight peopleA large epidemiological study presented today found that a diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. These findings from The Rotterdam Study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also showed that fructose consumption per se might not be as
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Fecal microbiota transplants improve cognitive impairment caused by severe liver diseaseA study presented today found that fecal transplantation of bacteria from one healthy donor into patients that suffer from hepatic encephalopathy, is safe and improves cognitive function compared with standard of care treatment for the condition. Presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the study results also demonstrated that the number of hospitalization
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Investigational dose of oral interferon-free treatment can cure hepatitis C in childrenA study presented today that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with HCV, found that 99 percent of children had undetectable levels of HCV-RNA 12 weeks after treatment. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that the fixed-dose combinat
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Study demonstrates the efficacy of an investigational treatment in hepatitis C subgroupStudy results presented today demonstrate that the oral, once-daily treatment regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir resulted in 95 percent sustained virologic response rates 12 weeks post treatment in patients with HCV genotype 3. In the ENDURANCE-3 study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, patients infected with HCV genotype 3 without cirrhosis and wh
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Nivolumab produces durable responses & long-term survival in severe liver cancer patientsResults from the CheckMate 040 study presented today found that nivolumab produces durable responses with long-term survival rates, regardless of whether or not patients were infected with Hepatitis B or C. Interim results from the study, presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that the overall objective response rate (ORR) was 14.5 percent and ORR
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Leder: En march gør ingen forskel – viser forskning
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Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorldKiller whale Takara was already pregnant when the end of the breeding programme was announced.
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Marching Into an Uncertain FutureCan professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend's March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?
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Enzo: Immunohistochemistry Workflow SolutionsEnsure true results with Enzo's IHC Detection Systems.
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The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial No matter your feelings on Assange or WikiLeaks, espionage charges against the group would represent a serious blow to press freedom. The post The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial appeared first on WIRED .
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When Even Genome Sequencing Doesn’t Give a DiagnosisThe technology has been touted as a powerful diagnostic tool, but it doesn’t provide answers to everyone.
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Infografik: Sådan opsamles data om din færden Din adfærd på offentlige hjemmesider kan ende med at fodre reklamenetværk med data. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/infografik-saadan-opsamles-1075747 Version2
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Offentlige hjemmesider deler følsomme data om danskernes netbrug Hver anden offentlige hjemme­side bruger værktøjer, der sporer brugerens færden online og sender data videre til reklamegiganter. Vi borgere betaler med vores privatliv, siger lektor. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/offentlige-hjemmesider-deler-foelsomme-data-danskernes-netbrug-1075728 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Infografik: Sådan opsamles data om din færden
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Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tractColonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful, report researchers.
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In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertilityTwo scientists have discovered how fat levels in a tiny soil-dwelling roundworm (C. elegans) can tip the balance between whether the worm makes eggs or sperm. Although the researchers discovered this phenomenon in worms, the research could have implications for future studies into human fertility and reproductive development.
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The formation of gold deposits in South AfricaThe Witwatersrand basin in South Africa hosts the largest known gold repository on Earth -- but how was it formed? Scientists were able to figure out how parts of the Earth's largest gold deposits formed about three billion years ago. Crude oil and hot hydrothermal fluids played a major role.
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Newborns get infection protection, not just digestion, from gut bacteria, new study in mice showsHundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems. New research in mice offers evidence that the difference in survival may come from certain bacteria in their guts, called Clostridia, which appear to provide key protection against infection, in addition to helping digest food.
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A better way to manage phosphorus?A new project proposes a restructured index to build on phosphorus management efforts in farm fields in New York state and beyond. The new index structure improves upon previous approaches. It focuses on the existing risk of phosphorus runoff from a field based on the location.
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Genetic evidence points to nocturnal early mammalsNew genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were nocturnal.
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Accomplished female scientists often overlooked, study showsInvited speakers at neuroimmunology conferences in 2016 were disproportionately male, and not because male scientists were producing higher quality work, according to a new study. Instead, a review of papers published in high-impact journals showed that qualified female scientists were overlooked by organizing committees.
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Stink bug traps perform poorly during winter invasionsScore one for the brown marmorated stink bug, again. Since the pernicious pest arrived in the United States nearly 20 years ago, it has proven difficult to fend off, attacking crops in the summer and invading homes in the fall and winter. And, as a team of researchers has recently found, one of the leading monitoring methods for the stink bug may only be effective for half of the year.
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A promising target for kidney fibrosisIncreasing SMOC2 in the kidney helped initiate and continue the progression of kidney fibrosis, while tamping down SMOC2 prevented it, report scientists.
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Research uncovers life-saving benefits in the battle against virusesAt-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say investigators.
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Drug created from malaria parasite shows promise as bladder cancer treatmentA drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumor growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments, report researchers.
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Recognizing foreign accents helps brains process accented speechOur brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.
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Thyroid Gland: Facts, Function & DiseasesThe thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ in your throat, and it secretes hormones that regulate the body's metabolism.
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Live Science

A Star Explosion Times 4: Supernova Image Quadrupled in Rare SightThis supernova was ready for its close-up — times four!
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Study overturns seminal research about the developing nervous systemNew research overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study could help scientists replicate or control the way axons grow, which may be applicable for diseases that affect the nervous system, such as diabetes, as well as injuries that sever nerves.
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New data unearths pesticide peril in beehivesHoneybees -- employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season -- encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new study that analyzed the bee's own food.
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Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke
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The Atlantic

France’s Latest Terrorist Attack The attack Thursday on the Champs Elysées in Paris, which killed one police officer and wounded two others, is the latest terrorist assault in a country that has been repeatedly struck by jihadist militants in recent years. Since 2012, terrorists have attacked targets including a Jewish school near Toulouse; the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market; the Bataclan conce
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Four Tiny Looms Discovered in Chinese Tomb | VideoArchaeologists found four tiny looms and 15 small weavers carved out of wood in a Chinese woman's tomb that dates to the second century B.C.
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Gizmodo

Turn Any Lights Into Smart Lights With $40 Off This Lutron Dimmer Switch Combo Lutron Wireless Smart Dimmer Switch Combo , $120 Most smart lighting systems require you to use special bulbs, but Lutron wants to replace your light switches instead. $120 today gets you two dimmer switches, two remotes, and a bridge to control them . With these installed, you’ll be able to control any built-in light in your house with a smartphone app, Alexa, Google Assistant, or even Siri. Thi
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Ars Technica

Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet NASA As it continues to make some of its final flybys of the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft hasn't entirely forgone looking back toward its home planet, Earth. And last week the spacecraft's camera snapped a shot of Earth and the Moon (visible in a close-cropped view) from a distance of 1.4 billion km away. Some of Saturn's rings are also visible in the new images, including the A ring (at
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Firms using new reporting method to 'greenwash' performanceNew research suggests that some firms manipulate the content and tone of their company reports despite an initiative to make them more concise and balanced.The study, led by Dr Gaia Melloni at the University of East Anglia (UEA), examined a sample of firms involved in a pilot programme to produce integrated reports. These combine usually separate financial and sustainability -- environmental, soci
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Do benefits outweigh risk of mind-altering drug use by healthy individuals?Study examines use of psychoactive drugs to enhance cognition, creativity, and pleasure.
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Ars Technica

Tesla owners sue: “Enhanced Autopilot Features… simply too dangerous to be used” Enlarge / A Tesla Model S is displayed inside the new Tesla flagship facility on August 10, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News) Three Tesla owners across the United States have sued the California automaker—saying that some of the main safety features that they expected to have when they purchased their cars in late 2016 are " vaporware ." They accuse
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Report: US to Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Photo: AP Citing unnamed American officials, CNN reports that the United States is preparing charges to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last four years alive but clearly bored in Ecuador’s London embassy. Advertisement According to the network, authorities “believe they have found a way to move forward” in prosecuting Assange after years of wrestling with First Amendmen
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Firms using new reporting method to 'greenwash' performanceNew research suggests that some firms manipulate the content and tone of their company reports despite an initiative to make them more concise and balanced.
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Ars Technica

Windows, Office, to get synchronized twice yearly releases We've mentioned informally that Microsoft's plan has been to offer feature update to Windows 10 every six months or so, but now it's officially official. Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus will both have synchronized releases, with the intent being to make those releases every six months or so. The next such update is planned for September. Those releases will each be supported for 18 months. This
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Facts over feelings: Australians join global march for science Former science minister Barry Jones warns policy is increasingly divorced from evidence, as 12 Australian cities prepare for global march Barry Jones, a Hawke government minister who held the science portfolio when the high court decided the Tasmanian dam case in 1983, despairs of an Australian government making the same decision in 2017. Instead of taking a principled opposition on the grounds o
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Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients soonerPeople with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Health-Care Pitfalls and Digital Downfalls What We’re Following Health Complications: The GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is back: Paul Ryan says a new bill is nearly done, President Trump is pushing Congress to pass it, and some reports say conservatives and moderates have reached a tentative agreement. But congressional staffers are skeptical, and the proposal comes with a long list of pitfalls . Health care, as Trump infamousl
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Rifts Over Abortion and Economic Populism Threaten to Divide Democrats Democrats are facing their first high-profile tests of whether the party can win back seats in Congress in the Trump era. But rather than unifying in opposition to the new administration, the political left is riven by division over what it means to be progressive. The same debates that divided Democrats throughout the 2016 presidential primary—over how and when to prioritize economic populism an
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Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist Who Assessed Murder Defendants, Dies at 81A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
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Ars Technica

CEO of company that makes $400 juice appliance has a message for the haters (credit: Juicero) Juicero found itself in the limelight on Wednesday after Bloomberg ran a piece on the company’s $400 cold-press juice appliance. It seems investors have been disappointed in the juicer after discovering that its primary function—squeezing juice out of a proprietary bag— could be replicated by human hands . In a test by Bloomberg , reporters were able to squeeze 7.5 oz of juice o
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Clostridium difficile infections linked to higher death rates if infection recursTwo presentations at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) show that repeated infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), which causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea, is linked to higher death rates, as well as having a significant impact on health services in terms of cost and hospital beds occupied.
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Preliminary study suggests possible new treatment for MSA small, preliminary study may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).
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On the brink of eradication: Why polio research mattersIn the decades since Dr. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine, cases of polio have exponentially declined. Though once widespread epidemic, the highly infectious childhood disease is now close to global eradication. The question remains: why would researchers spend time and resources studying a virus already on the brink of total eradication?
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No link found between HIV levels and immune activation during antiretroviral treatmentDespite successful treatment, people receiving antiretroviral drugs continue to have small amounts of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in their blood, as well as elevated immune system activation. However, new research shows no correlation between these two measurements.
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Why Your Brain Has 2 HalvesScientists have long known that the two halves of human brains perform different functions. Now, researchers look at why this is beneficial.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Repeal and Replace: Reloaded Today in 5 Lines During a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, President Trump said he’d like to pass “both” health-care reform and a spending bill by the end of next week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will meet with Trump at the White House on May 16-17. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who announced Wednesday that he won't seek reelection in 2018,
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Goodbyes Are Hard For These Last Alaskans #LastAlaskans | Wednesdays at 10/9c Edna and Heimo see off Krin and Colby after only a week together in Alaska. It's been a bitter-sweet trip. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/the-last-alaskans/ More Alaskans! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/the-last-alaskans/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.faceb
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March for Science: Why Are Scientists Taking to the Streets on Saturday?Here's a look at why various scientists will head to the streets of various cities on Saturday, April 22, for the March for Science
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Big Think

Some Scientists Are Skeptical of the March for Science Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized. Read More
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Gizmodo

New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory Image: University of Pennsylvania Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully demonstrate that electrical stimulation to the brain c
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The Atlantic

The Product-Placement Presidency When you hear the name Ivanka, what do you think? Chances are that the first thing that springs to mind is President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter. And she wants to keep it that way: According to Advertising Age , Ivanka Trump has filed for trademarks in both the United States and China to make sure that she, and only she, can market products under not only her full name but also just “Ivanka” o
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Rising water temperatures endanger health of coastal ecosystems, study findsIncreasing water temperatures are responsible for the accumulation of a chemical called nitrite in marine environments throughout the world, a symptom of broader changes in normal ocean biochemical pathways that could ultimately disrupt ocean food webs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
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Apple wants to stop mining and start making everything from recycled materials Enlarge / In the future, parts from old iPhones could be used to build new ones. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Today Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report ( PDF ) for the 2016 fiscal year, detailing the progress of the company's environmental initiatives and laying out some of its goals for the future. Apple remains committed to reducing its carbon footprint (down 23 percent from 2
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Video: The weird chemistry threatening masterpiece paintingsA good art dealer can really clean up in today's market, but not when some weird chemistry wreaks havoc on masterpieces.
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France to introduce video refereeing in football play-offsVideo technology will be used for the first time in refereeing in France in the end-of-season football play-offs, league officials announced Thursday.
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Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pineConfronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree populations in the southeastern United States, will benefit forest landowners and the forest industry in future decades. The research, titled "Optimal Seed Deployment Under
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Activists sue to force Canada to protect caribouA wildlife group filed a lawsuit against Canada's environment ministry on Thursday over its alleged failure to protect critical caribou habitats.
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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgetsApple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.
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Crystals grown aboard space station provide radiation detecting technologyResearch into crystal growth in microgravity was one of the earliest investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station and is continued to this day. The unique microgravity environment of space provides an ideal setting for producing crystals that are more perfect than their terrestrial-grown counterparts. The Crystal Growth of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce Scintillators in Microgravity (CLYC-Crystal
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World's largest clinical cancer research meeting to highlight latest advancesStudies spanning the spectrum of cancer prevention and care, from immunotherapy and precision medicine to survivorship, will be highlighted in the official Press Program for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Research results will be released in advance of and throughout the Annual Meeting, taking place June 2-6 in Chicago.
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The Wheel of Time series is one step closer to your television Enlarge / From the new cover created by Dan Dos Santos for The Fires of Heaven , book 5 of Wheel of Time . (credit: Dan Dos Santos / Tor Books) Though it has been in the works for years, there is at last solid news on what's happening with the TV series based on Robert Jordan's bestselling fantasy series Wheel of Time . Now Variety is reporting that Sony has bought the rights and hired Rafe Judki
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3D-Printing Tools from Martian Dust Will One Day Help Us Colonize Mars One of the many challenges of colonizing Mars is that the planet is lacking many of the natural resources we rely on here on Earth. We’ll need to bring as much of what we need to survive as possible, but you can only pack so much into a spaceship. So scientists are developing ways to utilize at least one of the red planet’s most abundant resources: dust. We’ve had a hard time coming up with reaso
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Juicero CEO Begs You: Do NOT Squeeze Our Juice Bags [Updated] GIF This week saw the latest chapter in the utterly wonderful saga of Juicero, the $400 juice machine maker that attracted $120 million in venture capital funding. On Wednesday, a bombshell Bloomberg report exposed the secret that threatened to ruin the company: You can get almost exactly the same juice without the company’s expensive press by squeezing their damn bags yourself with the hands God
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How Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen for 18 MinutesNaked mole rats can survive 18 minutes with zero oxygen and suffer no ill effects thanks to a molecular trick that lets them metabolize fructose.
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Sony’s New Mirrorless Camera Is Its Most Beastly Shooter Yet Sony keeps rocking the mirrorless world. The post Sony's New Mirrorless Camera Is Its Most Beastly Shooter Yet appeared first on WIRED .
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New data unearths pesticide peril in beehivesHoneybees -- employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season -- encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee's own food.
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Saiful Chowdhury named ASMS 'emerging investigator' for work linked to cancer, agingThe American Society of Mass Spectrometry has named Saiful Chowdhury, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, as one of the leading emerging investigators worldwide for his work developing new techniques using mass spectrometry to differentiate protein modifications linked to cancer and aging.
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Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked GIF Image: Deep Impact Large asteroids definitely present one of the most colorful and chaotic possible apocalypses. Such an impact would cause quite a cinematic conclusion, combining a plague of wind, tsunamis, heat, and other terrors into a horrible death-fest. Honestly, count me in. Advertisement Scientists decided that we don’t know just how deadly asteroids really are, though, and needed to
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'Supercard' Startup Plastc Goes Belly Up, Screwing Thousands of Backers Image: Plastc There are dozens of ways to pay for things, but apparently, the world was not ready for one more. Plastc, the company that promised to put all of your credit cards on one chunk of plastic , is officially dead. Advertisement Early backers of the startup found out the news after the company sent an email to all of the 80,000 people who pre-ordered the device on Thursday. The company r
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When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.
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Healthy Behavior Can Spread Like IllnessIf people run more in New York City, that can push their socially connected counterparts in San Diego to run more as well. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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John Swansburg Joins The Atlantic as Senior Editor Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2017)— The Atlantic today announced that John Swansburg will join the staff of the magazine as a senior editor. Swansburg has spent the past ten years at Slate magazine, most recently as deputy editor. He joins The Atlantic as it continues a run of record subscriptions and newsstand sales. “John is one of the most talented editors in our business,” said Jeffrey Goldber
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The Growing Gap Between the House and the White House on Health Care President Trump desperately wants a deal on health care, and he wants the House to pass it next week before his first 100 days in the White House are out. That much is clear from the reports of a tentative agreement between the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, and a co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, Representative Tom MacArth
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What It Would Really Take To Sink A Modern Aircraft Carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford heads out to sea for the first time under its own power for builder’s trials. The future USS Gerald R. Ford is the first in a new class of American supercarriers. Photo credit: United States Department of Defense The modern aircraft carrier is a global symbol of American dominance, hegemony, peace, even empire. But at over 1,000 feet long, and displacing more
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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 review: Twilight struggle Enlarge / Dawn of War 3 's multiplayer takes a lot of ideas from MOBAs like LoL and Dota 2 . Dawn of War 3 is a pretty obvious callback to the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War , the game that first interpreted the grim darkness of the far future through real-time strategy. It features the requisite base and unit building and resource collecting you’d expect from a real-time strategy game, b
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Renowned researchers present at ASN Scientific Sessions to advance the science of steviaTo examine the latest scientific evidence related to non-caloric sweeteners, focused on stevia, the Global Stevia Institute is hosting a sponsored symposium on Saturday, April 22 from Noon - 3:00 PM at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Scientific Sessions, taking place at the annual Experimental Biology conference in Chicago.
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Is soda bad for your brain? (and is diet soda worse?)New research suggests that excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain. Researchers at Boston University found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as
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New behavioral intervention targets Latino men at high risk of HIV infectionMen who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four Latino MSM may be diagnosed with HIV during his lifetime.
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Kids Under 12 Shouldn't Take Codeine Drugs, FDA SaysChildren younger than 12 should not take codeine, a drug found in some cough and pain medicines, according to new rules from the FDA.
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Poem of the Day: ‘Barbara Frietchie’ by John Greenleaf Whittier Yesterday I wrote about the patriotic myth of “Paul Revere’s Ride,” recounted in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous 1861 poem . Longfellow’s fellow Atlantic founder John Greenleaf Whittier put a similar, though less historically accurate , myth to paper in “ Barbara Frietchie ,” from our October 1863 issue. The poem—inspired, like Longfellow’s, by the abolitionist cause—tells the story of an eld
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Collider data hint at unexpected new subatomic particlesA set of particle decay measurements could be evidence for new physics.
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The Best Deal In Vaping Is An Extra $68 Off, Today Only G Pen Elite , $102 with code 420SOMEWHERE The G Pen Elite was already one of the best vaporizers for the money at $170 , but today only, you can get it for $68 off with promo code 420SOMEWHERE. I assume for some kind of special occasion? From Gizmodo’s review : Advertisement Advertisement “Pleasant” has come to define much of my time with the Grenco G Pen Elite. It charges quickly via USB and has
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Google’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study When it comes to big, ambitious science conducted on human beings, you have to ask: Who benefits? Is it you? Other people? Or the people collecting the data? The post Google’s Scary, Important, Invasive, Deep New Health Study appeared first on WIRED .
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First-ever US Honda Civic Type R finally arrives with 306 horsepower There's a global following for Type R models in the Honda world, but the only time we had a factory-authorized one in the US market was actually from sister brand Acura. That happened back when Integras were still a breed, and the Integra Type R schooled the world on how to engineer a stellar-handling front-drive sports car. That car has since become a modern legend (not to mix Acura metaphors).
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Macrophages conduct electricity, help heart to beatMacrophages have a previously unrecognized role in helping the mammalian heart beat in rhythm. Researchers have discovered that macrophages aggregate around central cardiac cells that regulate electrical impulses within the mouse heart, helping the cells conduct electricity. Mice that were genetically engineered to lack macrophages have irregular heartbeats, hinting that these immune cells may als
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Discovering the basics of 'active touch'Working with genetically engineered mice -- and especially their whiskers -- researchers report they have identified a group of nerve cells in the skin responsible for what they call 'active touch,' a combination of motion and sensory feeling needed to navigate the external world. The discovery of this basic sensory mechanism advances the search for better 'smart' prosthetics for people, ones that
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We need game design tools that work for everyone Enlarge / With WarioWare DiY, people can easily create a game even if they are lazy. (credit: WarioWare DiY) The following is an excerpt from the essay collection Offworld , which focuses on gaming and culture. Edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, it's available from indie game publisher Campo Santo . Check it out if you'd like some fresh perspectives on gameplay and design. In 2012, I wro
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BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists findThe 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in US history.
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New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computersThe first 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing, report scientists. Liquid crystals fall somewhere in between a liquid and a solid: they are made up of molecules that flow around freely as if they were a liquid but are all oriented in the same direction, as in a solid. Liquid crystals can be found in nature, such as in biological cell membranes. Alternatively, they
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The incredible naked mole rat can survive with hardly any oxygenThese animal superheroes get on fine in conditions that would kill us and can go into a kind of suspended animation if oxygen levels drop too low
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Why Some Creative People Are More AttractiveShowing a bit of creativity on your online dating profile could make you appear more attractive to potential dates, a new study suggests.
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Empowerment of women worldwide key to achieving competing goalsWorld hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception, an interdisciplinary team of experts argues.
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Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and moldThe lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease, new research in mice shows.
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Application of statistical method shows promise mitigating climate change effects on pineConfronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree populations in the southeastern United States, will benefit forest landowners and the forest industry in future decades. The research, titled 'Optimal Seed Deployment Under
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The Schmucks at the Office When people enter a new workplace or new office, one thing is almost a given: Some people will be hard to get along with. Difficult co-workers are a headache, and with American workers spending an average of nine hours at work every day, often working more than they sleep, a disruptive relationship with a colleague can be a serious drag on one’s day-to-day wellbeing. And it’s not just people’s fe
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Is This Art Gross? GIF Image: Ryan F Mandelbaum/Anicka Yi/The Guggenheim Museum Screw Rembrandt, Picasso and all that boring old guy paint-on-a-canvas stuff. The future of art is bacteria, ants, and the smell of sweat. Advertisement Artist Anicka Yi’s work rejects the traditional art making tools and forces the viewer (and sniffer) to come to terms with some otherwise gross things. She put together her award-winnin
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Brains of one-handed people suggest new organization theoryIn people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts -- including the arm, foot, and mouth -- that fill in for the hand's lost function. Now, researchers say that the discovery could shake up scientists' fundamental understanding of how the brain is organized.
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Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generationsThe impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations -- the most that has ever been seen in animals -- scientists have discovered.
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Google Home can now recognize individual users by the sound of their voice Technology An inevitable but important step forward for smart home hubs On Thursday, Google announced that its Home device will now be able to know who is talking to it by just the sound of their voice, a key development for smart home…
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Volunteering might prevent substance abuse for female student-athletesAs substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the US, a social scientist has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage in helping behaviors are less likely to partake in dangerous alcohol and marijuana use.
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Children at greater risk for complications from brown recluse spider bitesMedical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers report.
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Our hearts beat with unexpected electrical help from immune cells Enlarge (credit: Getty | UniversalImagesGroup ) Having a regular or irregular heartbeat may come down to moonlighting immune cells that surprisingly help power blood-pumping pulses, a new study in Cell suggests. In a series of experiments, Harvard researchers caught immune cells hanging around and helping heart cells conduct electricity for their rhythmic beats . The immune cells, called macropha
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Marvel's Secret Empire Event Is Off to a Gutwrenching, Confusing Start Image: Marvel Comics. Art and Words by Nick Spencer Daniel Acuña, and, Travis Lanham After the reveal that Captain America has secretly been a Hydra agent, after the controversy, and after months of teasing and build-up, the first issue of Marvel’s Secret Empire event is here. And boy, there are a lot of things happening—some tragic, some exciting, and some... well, baffling . Despite the fact th
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FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price caps Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | GP Kidd) The Federal Communications Commission today voted to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market by imposing a new standard that deems certain local markets competitive even when there's only one broadband provider. "What this order does is open the door to immediate price hikes for small business broadband service in rural areas and hund
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Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in menA collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men.
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Most Habitable Earth-Like Planets May Be Waterworlds More common than you might think. (Image: Interstellar) Over 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, and we tend to think that’s a lot. A new study suggests that our world is special in this regard, and that most habitable planets are dominated by oceans that consume over 90 percent their surface area. That may be good for primitive marine life, but not so good for aspiring civilizations. A
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Warning: Do NOT get into a breath-holding contest with a naked mole rat Animals They can basically survive without oxygen Naked mole rats thrive in environments that would leave humans gasping for breath.
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The Government's Weed Is Terrible Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET For years, researchers have been complaining: This is some schwag. Since marijuana is still illegal under federal law, scientists who want to study the drug in their labs have to get it from a government-licensed facility at the University of Mississippi. Such has been the arrangement for decades. And in that time, the weed you can buy on the street and now in legal dispen
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Naked mole-rats 'turn into plants' when oxygen is lowDeprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do -- a finding that could lead to treatments for heart attacks and strokes.
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Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxyAstronomers have detected for the first time multiple images from a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. The new observations suggest promising new avenues for the study of the accelerated expansion of the universe, gravity and distribution of dark matter in the universe.
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Engineering technique is damaging materials research revealsA technique that revolutionized scientists' ability to manipulate and study minuscule materials, may have dramatic unintended consequences -- altering their structural identity, new research reveals.
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Mozilla, Microsoft rebuilding their browsers’ foundations without anyone noticing Enlarge / Browsers, just like GeoCities sites, are always under construction. (credit: Derek Σωκράτης Finch ) One of the common questions I see about the rapid release schedules for the browsers (every six weeks or so for Chrome and Firefox) and even Windows-as-a-Service (Edge has a major update every six months) is, "how can the developers make large-scale, high impact changes if they break ever
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No encounters: most ambitious alien search to date draws a blank Only intelligent signals Breakthrough Listen project detected in first year are from mobile phones and other Earthly devices Astronomers who have been listening for signals from alien civilisations in the most intensive hunt for extraterrestrials yet have found no evidence of life in its first year in operation. The Breakthrough Listen project began to eavesdrop on the universe with the Green Ban
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Mindfulness may not work as well for men Mindfulness courses have less effect on the attitudes and emotions of men than on those of women, new research suggests. In a study of a scholarly course on mindfulness that also included meditation labs, researchers found that the practice on average significantly helped women overcome “negative affect”—a downcast mood—but did not help men. The finding, the authors say, should call more attentio
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ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not CareNaked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.
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Everything Ajit Pai Has Fucked Up in the Last Three Months Image: Getty. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to eliminate price caps on broadband services for businesses, schools, libraries, and hospitals, known as Business Data Services (BDS). The argument advanced by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, and the big telecoms who wanted this rule repealed, was that there is already “sufficient competition” in this market, and these price caps were ge
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Umbilical-Cord Protein Found to Rejuvenate Aging Mouse BrainsBut we still don’t understand exactly how young blood reverses decrepitude.
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Another Android flagship, the Nexus 6P, ends up in a class-action lawsuit Enlarge / Huawei's premium phablet, when operational. (credit: Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica) Seems like makers of flagship Android devices can't get it right these days. We recently reported on an ever-expanding class-action lawsuit targeting LG's flagships: the G4, G5, V10, V20, and Nexus 5X. Those phones, according to the suit and thousands of online complaints by users, have a legendary bootloop is
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Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want Enlarge / This is how a Chrome 57 displays https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/. Note the https://www.apple.com in the address bar. If you're using Chrome, Firefox, or Opera to view websites, you should be aware of a weakness that can trick even savvy people into trusting malicious impostor sites that want you to download software or enter your password or credit card data. The weakness involves the w
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Study shows hearing tests miss common form of hearing lossTraditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to the findings of a University at Buffalo-led study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.
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Giardiasis may be a disease of the ecology of the GI tractColonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful. The research is published in Infection and Immunity, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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JNeurosci: Highlights from the April 19 issueCheck out these newsworthy studies from the April 19, 2017, issue of JNeurosci. Media interested in obtaining the full text of the studies should contact media@sfn.org.
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Study overturns seminal research about the developing nervous systemNew research by scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study, led by Samantha Butler, associate professor of neurobiology, could help scientists replicate or control the way axons grow, which may be applicable for diseases that aff
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The Arctic Ocean Is Clogging With Billions of Plastic Bits The Arctic Ocean is small, shallow, and—most importantly—shrouded. Unlike the other large oceans of the world, it is closely hemmed in by Asia, Europe, and North America, with very few watery entrances in and out. Some oceanographers call it the “Arctic Mediterranean Sea,” a nod both to its between-the-terra- ness and its similarity to that smaller ocean. Often, that remoteness has played to its
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Kendrick Lamar and the Sin of Swagger The last time Kendrick Lamar released a set of songs, it was an untitled, unmastered , and mostly unfriendly collection in which Lamar argued to God that rap can be righteous so long as it’s difficult. “I made To Pimp a Butterfly , for you told me to use my vocals to save mankind for you,” he raged to the almighty, referencing his thorny and acclaimed 2015 album. “… I tithed for you, I pushed the
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Bird’s Secret To Soaring Super High Bird’s Secret To Soaring Super High Birds reach amazing heights without flapping their wings. Bird’s Secret To Soaring Super High Video of Bird’s Secret To Soaring Super High Creature Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 13:30 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- Hitting turbulence on a flight at 30,000 feet can cause quite the bumpy ride. But birds who soar high in the sky don’t just han
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Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather scienceStorms from the sun can affect our power grids, railway systems and underground pipelines. Now scientists and engineers from NASA have assessed the state of science surrounding space weather.
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Toyota is testing heavy-duty hydrogen trucks at the Port of Long Beach Toyota An 80,000lb (36,288kg) Class-8 tractor-trailer combo using a development fuel cell drivetrain from two small Toyota Mirai sedans? Surely, I've been dropped into the way-far future of Logan's Run . But no, it turns out Toyota's future-trucking idea resides at California's Port of Long Beach, where 18,630 shipping container units get processed per day. That's almost one in five containers mo
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New microscopy method breaks color barrier of optical imagingA significant step has been made toward breaking the so-called 'color barrier' of light microscopy for biological systems, allowing for much more comprehensive, system-wide labeling and imaging of a greater number of biomolecules in living cells and tissues than is currently attainable. The advancement has the potential for many future applications, including helping to guide the development of th
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Have You Ever Really Looked at Lava Falling Into the Ocean? GIF Now here’s a thing. Have you ever really looked at lava falling into the ocean? I mean, really looked at it ? Advertisement Not like just kinda glanced at it, and thought, “Oh, there’s lava falling into the ocean,” but I mean really given it a good look? A good look with your eyes. I bet you haven’t. But if you really, really look at it—I mean really look at the lava like it’s a thing, y’know
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What all those scientists on Twitter are really doing Analysis reveals that female researchers are over-represented on the social-media site and that mathematicians and life scientists are less likely to use it. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21873
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Astronomers Spot Supernova Thanks to a Cosmic Magnifying Glass Astronomers are like the detectives of the cosmos, searching for clues to mysteries in the universe with an ever-growing toolkit of telescopes, spectroscopes, robotic probes, and other instruments. But sometimes, the universe chips in with a gadget of its own: a galactic magnifying glass. An international team of astronomers has discovered a distant supernova that was magnified in brightness and
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The World’s Strangest Mammal Can Survive 18 Minutes Without Oxygen Oxygen makes up around 20 percent of the air around you. If it fell to 5 percent, you’d pass out after 3 minutes or so. Then, your brain would start to die. To fuel itself, this gas-guzzling organ requires a constant supply of sugar and oxygen—even when you’re not doing anything. Without the vital gas, ions flood across the barriers of neurons, causing internal havoc, and forcing them to self-des
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Hubble observes first multiple images of explosive distance indicatorA Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the multiple images of a gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova for the first time. The four images of the exploding star will be used to measure the expansion of the Universe. This can be done without any theoretical assumptions about the cosmological model, giving further clues about how fast the Universe is
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Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generationsScientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations -- the most that has ever been seen in animals. T
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Same but differentBacterial populations pose an intriguing puzzle: in so-called isogenic populations, all bacteria have the same genes, but they still behave differently, for example grow at different speeds. Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) now solved a part of this puzzle by studying how the bacterium Escherichia coli divides up a protein complex that detoxifies cells b
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Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxyAn international research team led by Ariel Goobar at Stockholm University has detected for the first time multiple images from a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. The new observations suggest promising new avenues for the study of the accelerated expansion of the universe, gravity and distribution of dark matter in the universe.
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New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computersFirst 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
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Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmologyWith from an automated supernova-hunting pipeline based at NERSC, astronomers have captured multiple images of a gravitationally lensed Type 1a supernova. This detection is currently the only one of its kind, but astronomers believe that if they can find more they may be able to measure the rate of the Universe's expansion within four percent accuracy. Fortunately, two Berkeley Lab researchers do
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Rare brightening of a supernova's light found by Caltech's Palomar ObservatoryAn international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia.
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Empowerment of women worldwide key to achieving competing goalsAn interdisciplinary teams of experts argue that world hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception.
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Using venomous proteins to make insect milkshakesIn a just-published paper in the journal PLOS Pathogens, Adler Dillman, an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside and several collaborators found that nematodes secrete a deadly cocktail of proteins to kill many insects that damage crops. The finding overturns a long-held belief that it is exclusively bacteria, working in conjunction with nematodes, that kill the insects.
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BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists findThe 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in US history.
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Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infectionA new study in mice suggests that newborns are more susceptible to intestinal infection because they harbor undeveloped gut microbiomes, and also hints at a way to boost colonization of healthy microbes that protect from pathogens.
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Higher temperatures drive multi-generational genetic changes in roundwormsRoundworms exposed to higher temperatures can exhibit genetic alterations that are passed to offspring through both sperm and eggs, a new study reveals.
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Seeing quadruple: Four images of the same supernova, a rare findGalaxies bend light through an effect called gravitational lensing that helps astronomers peer deeper into the cosmos.
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Breathe easy: The naked mole-rat's secret to surviving oxygen deprivationNaked mole-rats can survive up to 18 minutes without oxygen by converting fructose to fuel in their vital tissues, a new study reveals.
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Gut bacteria give newborns infection protection, not just digestion, mouse study showsHundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems. Could the difference in survival come not from their immature immune systems, but rather from the mix of bacteria that grow in their tiny guts? New research in mice offers evidence that some of those bacteria -- called Clostridia -- provide key protection against infection, in addition to
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Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientistsScientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.
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How pregnancy could affect an elite athlete like Serena WilliamsWilliams was 8 weeks pregnant at the Australian Open. Some theories suggest early pregnancy boosts athletic performance, but there isn’t much evidence
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Has the social media political bubble theory just been popped?If life online drives increasingly partisan attitudes, how come offline older generations are getting polarised quicker than the young, wonders Lara Williams
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Sweet? Naked mole rats can survive without oxygen using plant sugar tactic The subterranean rodents are able to switch to a fructose-based metabolic system previously only observed in plants, a new study reveals They feel no pain, don’t get cancer and look like baggy-skinned sausages with teeth: the naked mole rat is already famously weird. Now scientists have discovered what could be the subterranean rodents’ strangest trait yet: they can survive without oxygen by swit
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Researchers Find Yet Another Reason Why Naked Mole-Rats Are Just Weird The hairless, ground-dwelling, cold-blooded rodents have proven capable of surviving total oxygen deprivation. Their odd biology allows them to run on an alternative fuel. (Image credit: Roland Gockel/Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine)
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Neuroquest: Accuracy Happy Hours Following in the mysterious Reaper’s footsteps, you have obligingly begun fulfilling this so-called prophecy by journeying over hill and over dale, until you stand in a grand, rocky valley with an enormous lake and waterfall in its center. This is already far from your gnomish home, but you can guess this must be the Waters of Wisdom of which the Reaper spoke. (The stone sign engraved with the ru
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A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star Space Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova A galaxy passing in front of a supernova does trippy things to its light. Read on.
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New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computersPhysicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech have discovered the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystal—a new state of matter that may have applications in ultrafast quantum computers of the future.
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Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmologyWith the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 bil-lion light years away from Earth that's acting as a "magnifying glass,'' astronomers have captured multiple images of a Type Ia supernova—the brilliant explosion of a star—appearing in four different locations on the sky. So far this is the only Type Ia discovered that has exhibited this effect.
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Empowerment of women worldwide key to achieving competing goals of food sufficiency and biodiversity protectionIs feeding the world's human population compatible with protecting the biological diversity of the planet?
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Using venomous proteins to make insect milkshakesNematodes are microscopic worms that fall into an often ignored corner of the animal kingdom. While many of them are parasitic, meaning they live inside other organisms, they also help control diseases in humans and kill insects that damage agricultural crops.
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Researchers uncover a mechanism of how bacteria with the same genotype can show a different phenotypeBacterial populations pose an intriguing puzzle: in so-called isogenic populations, all bacteria have the same genes, but they still behave differently, for example grow at different speeds. Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) now solved a part of this puzzle by studying how the bacterium Escherichia coli divides up a protein complex that detoxifies cells b
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Environmental 'memories' passed on for 14 generationsScientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP) in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations—the most that has ever been seen in animals. The
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BP oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to natural resources, scientists findThe 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
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Naked mole-rats turn into plants when oxygen is lowDeprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do, researchers report this week in the journal Science.
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Two sides of the same coin: MSG and umami We all occasionally crave a good cup of instant ramen. But what often holds us back from enjoying one is a combination of factors that make ramen unhealthy: processed ingredients, preservatives—and MSG. We generally know MSG as the menace, the unhealthy additive that makes cheap Asian food distinctively enjoyable but also makes us extremely thirsty afterwards. So what exactly is MSG? When added s
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Naked Mole Rats Could Save Your Life So Stop Calling Them Ugly Photo: AP Contrary to what conventional beauty standards may lead us to believe, naked mole rats are good. They’re highly social animals who live communally . They’re ruled by a loyal queen . They’re also seemingly impervious to cancer and don’t age. But still, these little subterraneans get a bad rap for not looking like puppies or kittens, which is a shame, because in some ways, naked mole rats
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The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection Research suggests that the scale of human population and the current pace of its growth contribute substantially to the loss of biological diversity. Although technological change and unequal consumption inextricably mingle with demographic impacts on the environment, the needs of all human beings—especially for food—imply that projected population growth will undermine protection of the natural
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Ecosystem management as a wicked problem Ecosystems are self-regulating systems that provide societies with food, water, timber, and other resources. As demands for resources increase, management decisions are replacing self-regulating properties. Counter to previous technical approaches that applied simple formulas to estimate sustainable yields of single species, current research recognizes the inherent complexity of ecosystems and th
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Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene Biodiversity is essential to human well-being, but people have been reducing biodiversity throughout human history. Loss of species and degradation of ecosystems are likely to further accelerate in the coming years. Our understanding of this crisis is now clear, and world leaders have pledged to avert it. Nonetheless, global goals to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss have mostly not been achie
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Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation The term "environmental problem" exposes a fundamental misconception: Disruptions of Earth’s ecosystems are at their root a human behavior problem. Psychology is a potent tool for understanding the external and internal drivers of human behavior that lead to unsustainable living. Psychologists already contribute to individual-level behavior-change campaigns in the service of sustainability, but a
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Greater role for Atlantic inflows on sea-ice loss in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean Arctic sea-ice loss is a leading indicator of climate change and can be attributed, in large part, to atmospheric forcing. Here, we show that recent ice reductions, weakening of the halocline, and shoaling of the intermediate-depth Atlantic Water layer in the eastern Eurasian Basin have increased winter ventilation in the ocean interior, making this region structurally similar to that of the west
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iPTF16geu: A multiply imaged, gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova We report the discovery of a multiply imaged, gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova, iPTF16geu (SN 2016geu), at redshift z = 0.409. This phenomenon was identified because the light from the stellar explosion was magnified more than 50 times by the curvature of space around matter in an intervening galaxy. We used high-spatial-resolution observations to resolve four images of the lensed superno
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A parity-breaking electronic nematic phase transition in the spin-orbit coupled metal Cd2Re2O7 Strong electron interactions can drive metallic systems toward a variety of well-known symmetry-broken phases, but the instabilities of correlated metals with strong spin-orbit coupling have only recently begun to be explored. We uncovered a multipolar nematic phase of matter in the metallic pyrochlore Cd 2 Re 2 O 7 using spatially resolved second-harmonic optical anisotropy measurements. Like pr
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Low-temperature activation of methane on the IrO2(110) surface Methane undergoes highly facile C–H bond cleavage on the stoichiometric IrO 2 (110) surface. From temperature-programmed reaction spectroscopy experiments, we found that methane molecularly adsorbed as a strongly bound complex on IrO 2 (110) and that a large fraction of the adsorbed complexes underwent C–H bond cleavage at temperatures as low as 150 kelvin (K). The initial dissociation probabilit
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Quantitative 3D evolution of colloidal nanoparticle oxidation in solution Real-time tracking of the three-dimensional (3D) evolution of colloidal nanoparticles in solution is essential for understanding complex mechanisms involved in nanoparticle growth and transformation. We used time-resolved small-angle and wide-angle x-ray scattering simultaneously to monitor oxidation of highly uniform colloidal iron nanoparticles, enabling the reconstruction of intermediate 3D mo
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Fructose-driven glycolysis supports anoxia resistance in the naked mole-rat The African naked mole-rat’s ( Heterocephalus glaber ) social and subterranean lifestyle generates a hypoxic niche. Under experimental conditions, naked mole-rats tolerate hours of extreme hypoxia and survive 18 minutes of total oxygen deprivation (anoxia) without apparent injury. During anoxia, the naked mole-rat switches to anaerobic metabolism fueled by fructose, which is actively accumulated
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Biased partitioning of the multidrug efflux pump AcrAB-TolC underlies long-lived phenotypic heterogeneity The molecular mechanisms underlying phenotypic variation in isogenic bacterial populations remain poorly understood. We report that AcrAB-TolC, the main multidrug efflux pump of Escherichia coli, exhibits a strong partitioning bias for old cell poles by a segregation mechanism that is mediated by ternary AcrAB-TolC complex formation. Mother cells inheriting old poles are phenotypically distinct a
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Neonatal acquisition of Clostridia species protects against colonization by bacterial pathogens The high susceptibility of neonates to infections has been assumed to be due to immaturity of the immune system, but the mechanism remains unclear. By colonizing adult germ-free mice with the cecal contents of neonatal and adult mice, we show that the neonatal microbiota is unable to prevent colonization by two bacterial pathogens that cause mortality in neonates. The lack of colonization resista
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Transgenerational transmission of environmental information in C. elegans The environment experienced by an animal can sometimes influence gene expression for one or a few subsequent generations. Here, we report the observation that a temperature-induced change in expression from a Caenorhabditis elegans heterochromatic gene array can endure for at least 14 generations. Inheritance is primarily in cis with the locus, occurs through both oocytes and sperm, and is associ
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Control of muscle formation by the fusogenic micropeptide myomixer Skeletal muscle formation occurs through fusion of myoblasts to form multinucleated myofibers. From a genome-wide clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) loss-of-function screen for genes required for myoblast fusion and myogenesis, we discovered an 84–amino acid muscle-specific peptide that we call Myomixer. Myomixer expression coincides with myoblast differentiation a
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Microtubules acquire resistance from mechanical breakage through intralumenal acetylation Eukaryotic cells rely on long-lived microtubules for intracellular transport and as compression-bearing elements. We considered that long-lived microtubules are acetylated inside their lumen and that microtubule acetylation may modify microtubule mechanics. Here, we found that tubulin acetylation is required for the mechanical stabilization of long-lived microtubules in cells. Depletion of the tu
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Stromal Gli2 activity coordinates a niche signaling program for mammary epithelial stem cells The stem cell niche is a complex local signaling microenvironment that sustains stem cell activity during organ maintenance and regeneration. The mammary gland niche must support its associated stem cells while also responding to systemic hormonal regulation that triggers pubertal changes. We find that Gli2 , the major Hedgehog pathway transcriptional effector, acts within mouse mammary stromal c
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Single-cell RNA-seq reveals new types of human blood dendritic cells, monocytes, and progenitors Dendritic cells (DCs) and monocytes play a central role in pathogen sensing, phagocytosis, and antigen presentation and consist of multiple specialized subtypes. However, their identities and interrelationships are not fully understood. Using unbiased single-cell RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) of ~2400 cells, we identified six human DCs and four monocyte subtypes in human blood. Our study reveals a new
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The evolution of the great American pickup truck, from 1925 to today Cars Keep on truckin’. There is no vehicle more American than the pickup truck. Read on.
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Can we see a singularity, the most extreme object in the universe?Scientists have found new ways to detect a bare or naked singularity, the most extreme object in the universe. This finding has possible astrophysical implications.
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Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friendsThis stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust.
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Detailed map of potential Mars rover landing siteMineral deposits in a region on Mars called Northeast Syrtis Major suggest a plethora of once-habitable environments. By mapping those deposits in the region's larger geological context, the research could help set the stage for a possible rover mission.
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People are still pretty jazzed about flying cars A new survey finds that two-thirds of Americans say they would like to ride in or operate their own airborne vehicle. Forty-one percent of adult respondents to an online survey are “very interested” in riding in a fully autonomous (self-driving and self-flying) flying car, say researchers. That compares to 26 percent of those who are “very interested” in operating the aerocar themselves after obt
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Recognizing foreign accents helps brains process accented speechOur brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of neurolinguists.
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Genetic evidence points to nocturnal early mammalsNew genetic evidence suggesting that early mammals had good night-time vision adds to fossil and behavioral studies indicating that early mammals were nocturnal.
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Medicaid expansion linked with increase in prescriptions filled for chronic conditionsDuring the first one and a half years of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the number of prescriptions filled by adults using Medicaid coverage increased by 19 percent in states that expanded Medicaid compared to states that did not, according to a new study from a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researcher and colleagues. The largest increases were for medications to manage chronic conditi
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The weird chemistry threatening masterpiece paintings (video)A good art dealer can really clean up in today's market, but not when some weird soap-making chemistry wreaks havoc on masterpieces. Since you have no time to watch paint dry, we explain how paintings from Rembrandts to O'Keefes are threatened by their own compositions -- and not just the imagery. Watch the latest Speaking of Chemistry video here: https://youtu.be/w2ww5aUJD8s.
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In Venezuela, the 'Mother of all Marches' On Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities to step up their continuing demonstrations against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The march, called the “mother of all marches” by organizers, was met by riot police who fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while some demonstrators threw stones and firebombs. At least two students and a me
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Loneliness and Longing in Agha Shahid Ali’s ‘Stationery’ Agha Shahid Ali, a Kashmiri-American poet who passed away in 2001, wrote about a lot of things. Some of those things were specific—Hindu ceremonies, American highways, his mother—but many of them were universal: saying goodbye, the moon, friendship, God. What strikes me about Ali was how he always seemed to be writing from a distance, like he was observing something through a window or from very
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Flying cars take off on French RivieraFlying cars might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but two prototypes were launched Thursday on the French Riviera, at an event showcasing "supercars" in Monaco.
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By listening to optical 'noise,' researchers discover new way to track hidden objectsResearchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical 'noise' created by their movement. The approach could help fill in the gaps where LIDAR and other line-of-sight based methods fall short, advancing remote sensing and biomedical applications.
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early lifeStimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
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Lilium’s Funky ‘Jet’ Could Make Our Dreams of Flying Cars Come True The electric plane just made its first flight. The post Lilium’s Funky ‘Jet’ Could Make Our Dreams of Flying Cars Come True appeared first on WIRED .
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Interstellar Projectiles Zoom around Us at Blistering SpeedsHypervelocity stars, and the black holes that launch them, whip through space at millions of miles per hour. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Study: Accomplished female scientists often overlookedInvited speakers at neuroimmunology conferences in 2016 were disproportionately male, and not because male scientists were producing higher quality work, according to a new study. Instead, qualified female scientists were overlooked by organizing committees. Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, of neuroscience, and of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine i
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Bill Gates Enthusiastic about Disease-Fighting ProgressMass distribution of medications, international partnerships and targeted research are on track to eradicate sleeping sickness, Guinea worm and other ancient ailments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Turn Your Expensive Smartphone Into a Tiny Antiquated Macintosh After releasing a stand that turned the Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh computer to sit on your bedside table while it charges, Elago has now essentially done the same thing for your iPhone with its M4 stand, which lets your phone cosplay as a vintage Apple computer that’s woefully underpowered in comparison. Dressing up your iPhone 6 or 7 is as easy as sliding your smartphone into this ma
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Study: Accomplished female scientists often overlookedInvited speakers at neuroimmunology conferences in 2016 were disproportionately male, and not because male scientists were producing higher quality work, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Instead, a review of papers published in high-impact journals showed that qualified female scientists were overlooked by organizing committees.
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Scientists uncover details on the rise of a tick-borne disease on Long IslandScientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report elevated levels of a pathogen responsible for the tick-borne disease babesiosis in Suffolk County, New York, where rates are the highest in the state. Results are published in the journal mSphere.
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Researchers unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3D graphics for science—and video gamesWhen Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making computers smaller, faster and more energy efficient. A more powerful computer, simply put, can solve greater scientific challenges. Like modeling complex chemical reactions or monitoring the electric po
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NASA sees the formation of early Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression 1A low pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, located southwest of the Azores was designated as Subtropical Depression One on April 19 as NASA examined its rainfall. By April 20 it had become the Atlantic's first tropical depression.
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Astronaut, Cosmonaut And Stuffed Dog Arrive At International Space Station It's the first mission to space for American Jack Fischer, who says there is one aspect of space station life that you can't train for on Earth: using a zero-gravity toilet. (Image credit: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)
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Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps First revealed way back in 2011 , Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tires for use on bicycles. Ai
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Early visits to dentist might not cut treatment later Preventive visits to the dentist for children under two may not reduce the need for more care later, a new study suggests. Early preventive dental care was associated with more frequent subsequent treatment for tooth decay, more visits, and more spending on dental care, compared with no early preventive dental care. However, preventive care from primary care providers was not significantly associ
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Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfactionLooking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment.
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Changing the gameHigh performance computing researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song asked if hardware called 3-D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do -- help render 3-D graphics.
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Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products Image: AP An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents. Advertisement The report, sent out on April 14, is titled “Imp
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A Crisp(r) Explanation of Biology’s Coolest New ToolIf perusing the headlines is a regular part of your daily routine, you’ve probably noticed that one acronym has been exceedingly popular in the Science and Technology section for last couple of years: CRISPR. Even once you figure out what CRISPR stands for – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats – it’s not immediately clear […]
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Where does the poop go?: The hidden machines of cruise ships Technology Behind the scenes of the life aquatic Cruise ships are entire cities set to sea. To function far from shore, floating burgs like these rely on often-hidden machinery. Read on.
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A Seemingly Simple Tweak Unlocks Google Home’s Full Potential Starting today, your Google Home device will be able to identify up to six distinct voices. That's a big deal. The post A Seemingly Simple Tweak Unlocks Google Home’s Full Potential appeared first on WIRED .
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A New Way to Securely Send Information to WIRED Announcing WIRED's new installation of SecureDrop, a better way to securely send us sensitive tips and leaks. The post A New Way to Securely Send Information to WIRED appeared first on WIRED .
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The Incredible, Urgent Power of Remembering the Holocaust in VR A new virtual reality experience aims to preserve one Holocaust survivor's story in a whole new way. The post The Incredible, Urgent Power of Remembering the Holocaust in VR appeared first on WIRED .
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Is bicycling a cancer-fighting miracle? Probably not. Health No more than regular exercise, anyway A study finds that people who commute to work by bicycle have lower rates of heart disease and cancer. But there's probably more to the story. Read on.
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Italian court rules mobile phone caused tumourIn a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.
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Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meetMaterials science researchers have developed a model that can account for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the so-called "grain boundaries" - the interface where two materials meet. By describing the packing of atoms at these interfaces, the tool can be used to help researchers determine how grain boundaries affect the properties of metal alloys and other materials.
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MasterCard Wants to Turn Your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number [UPDATED] Photo: Getty On Thursday, MasterCard announced a “next generation biometric card” which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. That may not be good news. Advertisement The card requires customers to place their thumb on an embedded chip while it’s placed in card readers. Customers will still have to enter their PIN, but the transaction won’t be approved unless both the number and the th
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Immune cells play surprising role in steady heartbeatImmune system cells called macrophages help heart cells rhythmically contract, maintaining the beat of mice’s hearts.
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Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientistsScientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.
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Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meetMaterials science researchers have developed a model that can account for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the so-called 'grain boundaries' -- the interface where two materials meet. By describing the packing of atoms at these interfaces, the tool can be used to help researchers determine how grain boundaries affect the properties of metal alloys and other materials.
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Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and waterWe all like to keep things clean, and disinfectants help that happen. Unfortunately, one of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 environmental contaminants in rivers - possibly disrupting the endocrine systems of wildlife and causing toxic effects to their reproduction and development. Now, a new study at the University of Nevada, Reno
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NASA sees the end of ex-Tropical Cyclone 02WNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the remnants of Tropical Cyclone 02W southeast of Taiwan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as the system was dissipating.
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Rygtebørsen: Google vil selv lukke for reklamer i ChromeEn eventuel adblocker i Chrome-browseren er for at beskytte sin markedsposition for digitale annoncer, mener dansk ekspert.
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Researchers produce detailed map of potential Mars rover landing siteBrown University researchers have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA's list of potential landing sites for its next Mars rover to be launched in 2020.
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What People Miss When They Use 'Autistic' As An Insult Illustration: Jim Cooke / GMG Elizabeth E. looted everything in Fallout 3 ’s Raven Rock. She collected three units of vodka, five stealth devices, four cuts of mirelurk meat and 88 Stimpacks, which weighed her down a considerable 3,169 pounds. Her pack was so heavy that traveling from Raven Rock to Fort Independence took four hours. She was over-encumbered and couldn’t fast-travel. Elizabeth didn
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Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voicesGoogle's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on saleIt may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.
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Searching for ET: Breakthrough Listen initiative publishes initial resultsBreakthrough Listen -- the initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe -- has released its 11 events ranked highest for significance as well as summary data analysis results. It is considered unlikely that any of these signals originate from artificial extraterrestrial sources, but the search continues.
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Brexit Has Brought the Idea of Scottish Independence Back From the Dead On March 16, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, stood before reporters on a stairwell at Holyrood, the home of the Scottish Parliament. Theresa May, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, which includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, had just dismissed Sturgeon’s public appeals for a second independence referendum, the first of which had failed in 2014. May argued tha
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Bacteria used to fight antimicrobial contamination of soil and waterA new study at the University of Nevada, Reno has found a potential way to reduce the environmental presence of Triclosan, an antimicrobial that is also linked to problems with antibiotic resistance.
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Bringing the 'magic' of ultrasound to rural Uganda to reduce pregnancy complicationsIn a collaborative study, a team of researchers found that radio advertising for free ultrasounds in rural Uganda increased the number of pregnant women who attended modern medical care by 490 per cent.
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New research unlocks forests' potential in climate change mitigationFor the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. The information offers a valuable new tool in efforts to mitigate climate change, according to an article recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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NASA sees the end of ex-Tropical Cyclone 02WNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the remnants of Tropical Cyclone 02W southeast of Taiwan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as the system was dissipating.
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Bergamotene -- alluring and lethal for Manduca sextaScientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, describe a gene in Nicotiana attenuata which enables the plant to solve the dilemma that arises when a pollinator is also an herbivore. NaTPS38 regulates the production of (E)-alpha-bergamotene. At night, the tobacco flowers produce this volatile which is attractive to tobacco hawkmoths, during the day, the tobacco leave
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Mapping DROSHA's cleavage sitesIBS scientists develop a new method to understand what and where the DROSHA protein is cutting.
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Ancient enzyme protects lungs from common irritant produced by bugs and moldNew research in mice by UC San Francisco scientists shows that the lungs secrete a specialized enzyme capable of destroying chitin, without which chitin particles inhaled from the environment can accumulate in the airways and trigger inflammatory lung disease.
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Discovering the basics of 'active touch'Working with genetically engineered mice -- and especially their whiskers -- Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a group of nerve cells in the skin responsible for what they call 'active touch,' a combination of motion and sensory feeling needed to navigate the external world. The discovery of this basic sensory mechanism, described online April 20 in the journal Neuron, advances
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In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertilityTwo University of Colorado Boulder scientists have discovered how fat levels in a tiny soil-dwelling roundworm (C. elegans) can tip the balance between whether the worm makes eggs or sperm. Although the researchers discovered this phenomenon in worms, the research could have implications for future studies into human fertility and reproductive development.
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Post-biotics may help shield obese from diabetesIt was previously thought that bacteria only caused problems such as higher inflammation and higher blood glucose. But this is only half of the story. The researchers discovered that a specific component of bacteria actually lowers blood glucose and allows insulin to work better during obesity.
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'Genetic scalpel' can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study showsYale University researchers have developed new methods for regulating gene activity in a widespread group of microbiome bacteria in the gut of living mice -- a crucial step in understanding microbiome's impact on health and disease.
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Macrophages shown to be essential to a healthy heart rhythmA Massachusetts General Hospital-led research team has found that -- in addition to their immune system role -- macrophages are also essential to the healthy functioning of the heart, helping conduct the electric signals that coordinate the heartbeat.
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Brains of one-handed people suggest new organization theoryIn people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts -- including the arm, foot, and mouth -- that fill in for the hand's lost function. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 20 say that the discovery could shake up scientists' fundamental understanding of how the brain
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New tools visualize where bacterial species live in the gut, control their activityTwo independent studies in mice published in the journal Cell have made it possible to simultaneously visualize multiple bacterial strains in the gut by making them express unique combinations of fluorescent proteins. This approach allowed the researchers to pinpoint the location of the bacteria in the gut based on the rainbow of colors they emitted. Additionally, these tools also allowed precise
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Penn researchers show brain stimulation restores memory during lapsesA team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown for the first time that electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain. That same stimulation generally becomes disruptive when electrical pulses arrive during periods of effective memory function.
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Macrophages conduct electricity, help heart to beatMacrophages have a previously unrecognized role in helping the mammalian heart beat in rhythm. Massachusetts General Hospital researchers discovered that macrophages aggregate around central cardiac cells that regulate electrical impulses within the mouse heart, helping the cells conduct electricity. Mice that were genetically engineered to lack macrophages have irregular heartbeats, hinting that
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A doctor's case for medical marijuana | David CasarettPhysician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic's hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don't -- and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.
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New NSF special report released ahead of Earth DayFrom flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report—April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring—looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.
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Ars Technica

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch: If it ain’t broke, just tweak it Enlarge / You, too, can be as gleeful as Baby Luigi, if you play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't quite a sequel to the 2014 Wii U original ( the 12th best game of that year , for what it's worth). But it isn't quite a straight port to the new Nintendo Switch, either. After playing Deluxe for a few days now, we tend to think of it more like a useful post-release patch that happens
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Google Home can now tell users apart just by their voice Enlarge Today, Google is shipping a major update for Google Home: multi-user support . Up to six people will be able to connect their account to Google's voice appliance, which will then be able to identify each person just by listening to them speak. The Google Home app jumped the gun on this launch earlier in the month, but now the feature is actually rolling out. After connecting their account
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Mass. General researchers provide evidence linking 'leaky gut' to chronic inflammationWith the help of genetically engineered mice, scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital are moving closer to establishing the role that increased intestinal permeability, sometimes called a 'leaky gut,' plays in chronic inflammatory conditions.
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AGU journal commentaries highlight importance of Earth and space science researchThe American Geophysical Union (AGU) today published a collection of 27 essays as commentaries in its scientific journals highlighting the important role Earth and space science research plays in society.
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Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt by physical trauma or dementia might benefit, too. (Image credit: Science Photo Library/SCIEPRO/Getty Images)
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Bergamotene—alluring and lethal for Manduca sextaThe tobacco hawkmoth Manduca sexta is an important pollinator of the wild tobacco species Nicotiana attenuata; yet hungry larvae hatch from the eggs these moths lay on the leaves. An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, has described a gene in Nicotiana attenuata which enables the plant to solve the dilemma that arises when a polli
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In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertilityProper nutrition can unleash amazing powers, moms have always assured us, frequently citing Popeye the Sailor Man as evidence. Now, two University of Colorado Boulder scientists have confirmed just how potent some nutrients can be.
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Scientists develop a new method to understand what and where the DROSHA protein is cuttingEach cell of our body is the result of an orchestra of sophisticated mechanisms that control which genes are and are not expressed at any given time. Partly, this is possible thanks to the coordination of several types of RNA molecules, like microRNAs (miRNAs). Researchers at the Center for RNA Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), developed a new technique called fCLIP-seq that
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New tools visualize where bacterial species live in the gut, control their activityGut microbes play wide-ranging roles in health and disease, but there has been a lack of tools to probe the relationship between microbial activity and host physiology. Two independent studies in mice published April 20 in the journal Cell have overcome this hurdle, making it possible to simultaneously visualize multiple bacterial strains in the gut by making them express unique combinations of fl
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Scientists discover yet another rocky planet that could (maybe) host alien life Space A sky full of super-Earths Astronomers have located another "super-Earth"—a rocky planet that could have the right stuff to host some kind of life. Read on.
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Will Earth-like planets be found to have Earth-like oceans?For a planetary surface to boast extensive areas of both land and water, a delicate balance must be struck between the volume of water it retains and the capacity of its oceanic basins. Each of these two quantities may vary substantially across the full spectrum of water-bearing worlds. Why the Earth's values are so well balanced is an unresolved and long-standing conundrum.
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Tarantulas use their lateral eyes to calculate distanceA necessary part of any animal's sense of direction is a positioning system, allowing it to have an idea of the relation between where it is and where it wants to go; this is known as odometry. A new study shows that tarantulas use their posterior lateral eyes and anterior lateral eyes (they have a total of four pairs of eyes) to establish the distance they have traveled.
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Ads for legal pot can sprout up elsewhere A recent survey finds that half of pot users have seen marijuana ads, either traditional or online. “Advertising can be powerful,” says first author of the study Melissa J. Krauss, a research statistician in the psychiatry department at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “That’s why we’re concerned that so many young adults are seeing ads for marijuana. It’s also likely th
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Red States Rank among Renewable Energy LeadersKansas is first for increasing its share of renewable energy in electricity and North Dakota leads in wind energy per capita -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA Ask John Novembre to recall a fun time, and he might tell you about a recent weeklong hackathon. He and his students and postdocs set aside their daily obligations to stay up late eating takeout and crunching data. This isn’t to say that Novembre, a computational biologist, is purely a computer geek (although he’ll admit that’s part of his identity). Yes, his whiteboard-lined walls at the Univers
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20 helpful Google Home commands to try DIY "OK Google, help me out!" If you've bought Google's new AI-powered speaker—or you're just interested in finding out what it does—here are 20 of its most useful commands.
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Silence of the Lambs Would Be a Ton of Fun as a Romantic Comedy GIF Image: Mashable / Gizmodo Most of us know The Silence of the Lambs as that seemingly family-friendly film about an FBI agent trying to make a name for herself that our parents mistakenly let us watch when we were way to young to learn about cannibalism. But did you ever wonder what the horror movie would look like as a rom-com? Advertisement Mashable cut up some footage to reimagine the canni
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Today's Best Deals: Futurama, DEWALT Tools, Tiny Anker Speaker, and More The complete Futurama box set , a popular DEWALT combo kit , and Anker’s smallest Bluetooth speaker lead off Thursday’s best deals. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker SoundCore nano , $19 with code KINANK66. Silver, gray, and pink only. Anker’s SoundCore is your favorite Bluetooth speaker , but if you need something a little more
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Tanium CEO admits using real hospital data in sales demos [Updated] Enlarge / Orion Hindawi, co-founder and chief technology officer of Tanium Inc. (credit: Getty Images/Bloomberg) Following a report by The Wall Street Journal that the security vendor Tanium used a hospital's live network as a demonstration platform on sales calls and even revealed private hospital data in a publicly posted demonstration video, Tanium CEO Orion Hindawi has admitted that mistakes
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AATS issues new consensus statement for treatment of empyemaTo better manage empyema in the face of rising demand for treatment, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Guidelines Committee called for the formation of the Empyema Management Guidelines Working Group. The group was tasked with analyzing the latest literature about empyema and issuing new evidence-based clinical guidelines. The resulting Consensus Statement is published in The Jo
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When an In-Flight Dispute Turns Into an FBI Interview Last week, I wrote about some of the reasons airlines can get away with bad customer service . One extreme example came earlier this month, when a passenger was seriously injured while being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight—but overall, the amount of control airlines have over their customers is the envy of other industries, the marketing expert Joseph Turow told me: “Irrespective o
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These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible Images: IWM A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling tanks, these images cast the war in a vibrant new light. During the war, Britain’s Ministry of Information had control over which pho
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Flavor Networks Reveal Universal Principle Behind Successful RecipesHidden chains of flavors between ingredients explain what makes some dishes taste better than others, say food scientists.
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Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk reversing progressA failure to celebrate conservation successes means we miss vital opportunities to convince the public of 'real and practical solutions' they can engage with. Conservationists across the globe see the need to champion environmental victories and show there is cause for hope -- the decisive component in the fight to save disappearing biodiversity.
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A Key Piece of Self-Driving Cars Is About to Get a Lot CheaperVelodyne, which leads the world in making lidar sensors for autonomous cars, just announced a brand-new design.
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Virtual Rick-ality proves why Rick and Morty is great—and why VR has its limits I'm Tiny (virtual) Riiiiick! (credit: Adult Swim Games) Roughly one year into commercial VR's lifetime, two of its games have emerged as the funniest: Job Simulator and Accounting . The former, made by Owlchemy Labs, is an elaborate toy playset set in a dystopian future, while the latter is an off-the-wall humor experiment that hinges on its VR characters shouting ridiculous things. The first is
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IUPUI scientists find risk of lead exposure comes from both ends of firearmsRisks from firearms actually come from both ends of the barrel, according to an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis study. Individuals at firing ranges are exposed to very high amounts of lead from shooting firearms, and exposure is as high at outdoor firing ranges as it is at indoor ranges.
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Research uncovers life-saving benefits in the battle against virusesAt-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study carried out by a University of Surrey led group of international researchers.
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Researchers produce detailed map of potential Mars rover landing siteMineral deposits in a region on Mars called Northeast Syrtis Major suggest a plethora of once-habitable environments. By mapping those deposits in the region's larger geological context, the research could help set the stage for a possible rover mission.
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Discrimination contributes to pediatric asthma rates in African American and Latino youthIn a new study published in CHEST, investigators found that African American children who reported experiencing discrimination had almost twice the probability of having asthma than their peers who did not experience/report discrimination. Among African American children with asthma, discrimination was also associated with a greater probability of having poorly controlled asthma. For Mexican Ameri
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Second cancers deadlier in young patientsSecond cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. Study will be published April 20 in JAMA Oncology.
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If You Get a Call From This Number at Homeland Security, It's a Scam File photo of the Department of Homeland Security logo from 2015 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Have you gotten a call from the number 1-800-323-8603? Does it say on Caller ID that it’s from the Department of Homeland Security? It’s definitely a scam. Hang up and don’t give them any information. Advertisement That number is the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector Genera
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Level of unconsciousness in brain damaged patients related to body temperatureCircadian rhythms may play a crucial role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries.
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Virtual reality could detect fall risk in seniors Virtual reality could be useful not only for detecting balance impairments early, but perhaps also for reversing those impairments and preventing falls. Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. In a study in Scientific Reports , a research
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Milk study improves understanding of age-related diseasesA new study on UHT milk is helping scientists to better understand Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, opening the door to improved treatments for these age-related diseases.
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Cut-back crew for ISS launchRussia scales back staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space lab is sent to the outpost in 2018.
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Could compound in aged cheese spare our livers? Spermidine—a compound in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn, and whole grains—may prevent liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. There is also some evidence that it may prolong lifespan, according to a study in the journal Cancer Research . Researchers gave animal models an oral supplement of spermidine and found that they li
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Mining threatens Chinese fossil site that revealed planet's earliest animals Protests sparked by the destruction of three key fossil-hunting areas result in a temporary halt of phosphate mining. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21869
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What else can fingers tell us?According to HSE researchers, men with a high 2D:4D ratio (i.e. those whose index finger is longer than their ring finger) tend to be better educated. These findings are presented in the paper '2D: 4D and lifetime educational outcomes: Evidence from the Russian RLMS survey' in Personality and Individual Differences.
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The New Rick and Morty Game Is One of the Best VR Experiences You Can Play Image: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Growing up, one of my favorite CD-ROM games was called The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield . As games go, it wasn’t that advanced, but it let me take a virtual, interactive tour through my favorite television show. The game had in-jokes from the show, voices from the cast, and perfect attention to detail. It was awesome. Advertisement I was brought back to
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'Frankenstein' Reflects the Hopes and Fears of Every Scientific Era The bicentennial of Frankenstein started early. While Mary Shelley’s momentous novel was published anonymously in 1818, the commemorations began last year to mark the dark and stormy night on Lake Geneva when she (then still Mary Godwin, having eloped with her married lover Percy Shelley) conceived what she called her “hideous progeny.” In May, MIT Press will publish a new edition of the original
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Regeringen vil fjerne krav om at handicapsikre enfamilieshuseFremover skal enfamilieshuse hverken have niveaufri adgang til yderdøre eller toiletter i stueetagen. Forslaget vil ramme handicappede og gangbesværede, mener organisation.
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Best way to diagnose head injuries in children and minimize CT scansIn a trial involving more than 20,000 children, researchers compared the sensitivities of three clinical decision rules for head injuries. The researchers found that only one, the PECARN from the US, did not miss a single child requiring neurosurgery. The study will help inform the use of the clinical rules by clinicians and hospitals and could help minimize the use of CT scans to detect brain inj
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Coral reefs struggle to keep up with rising seas, leave coastal communities at riskIn the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i, researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion.
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Facebook banks on virtual reality as the future of socialisingNew tools from Facebook suggest that in the future we will talk to our friends in a virtual reality chat room and enhance our communications with AR
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Verizon lost 400,000 customers in the 6 weeks before it launched unlimited data Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Verizon Wireless lost 398,000 retail postpaid phone subscribers in the first six weeks of 2017. That's when the company launched unlimited smartphone data plans and immediately turned things around. Verizon still ended up losing customers for the quarter ending March 31, the company said in earnings results released today. But a gain of 109,000 retail postpaid phone conn
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David French obituaryArchaeologist who was an expert on all aspects of the Roman roads of Asia Minor In the early 1970s, a short article by a little-known US scholar reported the discovery of an ancient road near the site of Gordion , the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Phrygia. This article, and his own chance encounter on a family picnic with a batch of undocumented Roman milestones next to a stretch of Roman
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Rapid growth in neuroscience researchA study of the impact and research topics of neuroscience papers from 2006-2015 has shown that the number of neuroscience papers and highly-productive core neuroscience journals has grown, while psychology and behavioral sciences have become more popular research areas. China has emerged as a major neuroscience contributor, with a jump in the list of the most productive countries for neuroscience
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Science is core to saving wildlifeThe following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife conservation:
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This Rube Goldberg Machine Is the Best Action Movie I've Seen in Years GIF Most Rube Goldberg machines are designed to complicate a very simple task, but a Japanese TV show called Pitagora Suitchi— which translates to Pythagoras Switch —created an endlessly complex contraption to tell the story of two colored balls who have to rescue their trapped brother . Advertisement Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure is actually a sequel to an earlier Rube Goldberg machine featuring
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns Science Denial Could 'Dismantle' DemocracyRenowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson urges Americans to become more scientifically literate in a short video he posted yesterday (April 19) on his Facebook page.
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Phonics works: Sounding out words is best way to teach reading, study suggestsNew research has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been intense debate concerning how children should be taught to read. Researchers tested whether learning to read by sounding out words is more effective than focusing on whole-word meanings.
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Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have found evidence that virtual reality (VR) could be a big help - not only for detecting bal
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Supplement can lessen kidney damage linked to genetic mutations in transgenic fruit fliesAn off-the-shelf dietary supplement available for pennies per dose demonstrated the ability to reverse cellular damage linked to specific genetic mutations in transgenic fruit flies, an experimental model of genetic mutation-induced renal cell injury that features striking similarities to humans, a Children's National Health System research team reports April 20 in Journal of the American Society
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New NSF special report released ahead of Earth DayFrom flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.
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Ars Technica

Fusion efficiency boosted by exploding a tiny gold shell from the inside Enlarge (credit: Bullion Vault ) Inertial confinement fusion has mostly been the playground of the US. Since the basic idea is that you need a big-ass laser TM that heats and compresses a nuclear fuel, you need to be rich enough to afford the laser system. Not long ago, China joined that club with a laser that was designed to deliver 100 kilojoules per pulse. Although this is still a generation b
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Whatever Happened to the Glowing Plant Kickstarter? The latest update came quietly on Tuesday night. “We’re sorry to say that we have reached a significant transition point,” wrote the Glowing Plant project’s creator, Antony Evans. This “transition point” was more of an endpoint: The project had run out of money. The quest to genetically engineer a glow-in-the-dark plant was no more. Four years ago, the Glowing Plant project raised nearly half a m
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American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space StationA Soyuz space capsule on Thursday safely delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.
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Physicists Excited by Latest LHC AnomalyA series of odd findings have theorists hoping for new particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Drivers Gear Up for World's First Nanocar RaceChemists will navigate molecular wagons along a tiny golden track -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kreditkortfirma: Fingeraftryk på vej til at afløse PIN-kodeEt nyt kreditkort fra MasterCard har indbygget fingeraftryklæser.
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Antarctica's biodiversity is under threat from tourism, transnational pollution and moreA unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world.
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Stink bug traps perform poorly during winter invasionsScore one for the brown marmorated stink bug, again.
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Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friendsThis stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust. As a perfect demonstration of Hubble's capabilities, this spectacular view has been released as part of the telescope's 27th anniversary celebrations.
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By listening to optical 'noise,' researchers discover new way to track hidden objectsResearchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical "noise" created by their movement. In The Optical Society's journal for high impact research, Optica, researchers from the University of Central Florida (CREOL) demonstrate their technique by tracking the location of an object as it is moved within an enclosed box.
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Can we see a singularity, the most extreme object in the universe?A team of scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, have found new ways to detect a bare or naked singularity, the most extreme object in the universe.
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March participants interested in both promoting, defending scienceEncouraging science-based policies and defending science from political attacks are strong motivators for March for Science participants, according to a new survey. Fully 93 percent of respondents said 'opposing political attacks on the integrity of science' would be a very important reason for participating in a March for Science event; 97 percent named 'encouraging public officials to make polic
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Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friendsThis stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust. As a perfect demonstration of Hubble's capabilities, this spectacular view has been released as part of the telescope's 27th anniversary celebrations.
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Antarctica's biodiversity is under threatA unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world.
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More Americans being hospitalized for a hypertensive emergency, but fewer are dyingA new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds a rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in hospital mortality during the last decade. The presence of acute cardiorespiratory failure, chest pain, stroke, acute chest pain, and aortic dissection were most predictive of higher hospital mortality among other complications.
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Majority of parents plan to use telemedicine for pediatric careNew findings released today by Nemours Children's Health System show 64 percent of parents polled have used or plan to use telemedicine within the next year for their child. The survey, Telemedicine in America 2017: Parents Use of Virtual Visits, found that only 15 percent of parents have tried these services, but a strong majority is receptive to online doctor visits for common childhood ailments
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By listening to optical 'noise,' researchers discover new way to track hidden objectsResearchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical 'noise' created by their movement. The approach could help fill in the gaps where LIDAR and other line-of-sight based methods fall short, advancing remote sensing and biomedical applications.
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Stink bug traps perform poorly during winter invasionsScore one for the brown marmorated stink bug, again. Since the pernicious pest arrived in the United States nearly 20 years ago, it has proven difficult to fend off, attacking crops in the summer and invading homes in the fall and winter. And, as a team of researchers has recently found, one of the leading monitoring methods for the stink bug may only be effective for half of the year.
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The formation of gold deposits in South AfricaAt a first glance, the Witwatersrand basin, the largest known gold resource on our planet, is not automatically related to ocean research. However, in its 3 billion years old geological history, the Witwatersrand basin in South Africa has been covered by seawater, but experienced also episodes of drying out, flooding and erosion by rivers and the repeated coverage by seawater. In 1852, the English
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Research underlines positive impact of press freedom on stock marketsIn one of the first studies to assess the relationship between a country's Press Freedom Index and its stock market characteristics, researchers at the University of Luxembourg have highlighted how press freedom is linked to stock market volatility, and why this is beneficial for the overall economy.
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Save a Few Bucks On Anker's Tiniest Bluetooth Speaker Anker SoundCore nano , $19 with code KINANK66. Silver, gray, and pink only. Anker’s SoundCore is your favorite Bluetooth speaker , but if you need something a little more portable, they don’t get much smaller than the SoundCore nano . With a sole 3W driver and only four hours of battery life, the nano’s not going to blow you away, but its aluminum construction looks fantastic, you can tie it to t
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Potential anti-aging component of cord blood refreshes minds of old mice (credit: Kenyaboy7 ) A protein found in the plasma of human umbilical cord blood perked up the memories of elderly mice , researchers reported Wednesday in Nature . Researchers at Stanford had first noted that injecting middle-aged mice with plasma from human cord blood could boost activity in their hippocampi, an area of the brain critical for creating and banking memories. The mice also got bet
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Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varietiesScientists and mungbean growers around the world now have access to an open-source website containing the latest genetic information on the qualities of 560 accessions of mungbean.
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What does an LSD-style drug-induced 'higher state of consciousness' feel like? The effects of psychedelic drugs can lead to colours seeming more vivid and things seeming more beautiful, finds Rosalind Stone My favourite trip was in Richmond Park in 2014. I took 100 micrograms of 1P-LSD , a designer LSD analogue which was legal in the UK until May 2016. The acid come-up starts in your throat: warmth spreads through you like syrup. Words will be more fun to say. Dust, sunbeam
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Yahoo’s Demise Is a Death Knell for Digital News Orgs Yahoo filed its final quarterly report this week. And just like that, the once-mighty tech firm is exiting public trading. The company has been unraveling—slowly and spectacularly—for more than a decade now. But this particular moment is a good one for reflecting on how Yahoo’s troubles are likely to be replicated in a wave across the web, and soon, among businesses like news organizations that r
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Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria Y ou were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly every book that’s ever been published. Books still in print you’d have to pay for, but everything else—a collection slated to grow larger than the holdings at the Library of Congress, Harvard, the University of Michigan, at any of the great national libraries of Europe—would have been available for free at terminals that were goin
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If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind Images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo For nearly a decade, common sense has dictated that most people don’t need a standalone graphics card in their computer. Gamers need them to make rich titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider hum, and some professionals, like video editors and 3D designers, need them to take the pain out of rendering huge multimedia files. For everyone else, a video card has been treated mor
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Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System After two decades of discoveries, Cassini is out of fuel and ready to retire. The post Cassini Is Ready to Sacrifice Itself for the Good of the Solar System appeared first on WIRED .
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3D scans preserve lemurs for ‘virtual dissection’ Researchers are working to digitally preserve the bodies of lemurs that have died so future students and scientists might learn more about lemur anatomy—and “virtually dissect” them. Almost all of the roughly 100 species of lemurs are facing extinction in the wild due to logging, mining, hunting, and slash-and-burn agriculture. Which is why, when an animal at the Duke University Lemur Center dies
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Mindfulness class helped women, but not men, overcome 'negative affect'Few studies have looked at whether mindfulness meditation is equally effective among men and women in addressing mood, but a new study in a college setting found a substantial difference.
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Research underlines positive impact of press freedom on stock marketsIn one of the first studies to assess the relationship between a country's Press Freedom Index and its stock market characteristics, researchers at the University of Luxembourg have highlighted how press freedom is linked to stock market volatility, and why this is beneficial for the overall economy.
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The formation of gold deposits in South AfricaThe Witwatersrand basin in South Africa hosts the largest known gold repository on Earth -- but how was it formed? Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research Kiel and Canadian research institutes were able to figure out how parts of the Earth's largest gold deposits formed about three billion years ago. Crude oil and hot hydrothermal fluids played a major role.
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Can we see a singularity, the most extreme object in the universe?Scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research have found new ways to detect a bare or naked singularity, the most extreme object in the universe. This finding has possible astrophysical implications.
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Immune discovery points to therapies to improve stroke recoveryHaving a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research from the University of Edinburgh has found.
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Skip the soda, opt for the stairs to feel more energizedNew research shows that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs was more likely to make participants feel energized than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the amount in a can of soda.
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early lifeStimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.
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China takes a key step toward building a large space station Xinhua On Thursday, a Chinese Long March 7 rocket successfully lifted off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, carrying the Tainzhou-1 spacecraft. This large, 10.6-meter-long cargo vehicle is the first of a new line of spacecraft that China intends to use to eventually service a large space station akin to the International Space Station. During the next two months, the spacecraft will make
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Elektriske impulser lader dig mærke objekter i VR-verdenStimulering med elektroder af muskler i hænder og arme giver en mere realistisk oplevelse af at berøre virtuelle vægge med VR-brillerne på.
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Genius Bot: Chat with 'Einstein' Via Facebook MessengerChat with "Albert Einstein" using a Facebook Messenger chatbot, released just in time for the March for Science.
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Want to Kick It With Putin in Your Own Virtual World? Kokowa Is for You A new online tool makes building virtual reality worlds far easier. The post Want to Kick It With Putin in Your Own Virtual World? Kokowa Is for You appeared first on WIRED .
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Sage, Ink: A New O’Reilly Classic
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says This Is His Most Important Message Ever Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson releases an emotional video on the state of science in America. Read More
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Ars Technica

Hang out with a hologram of Sir David Attenborough thanks to VR Enlarge Sky has teamed up with London's Natural History Museum to help fulfil the lifelong dream of many a natural history fan: to hang out with, and be educated by, the legendary documentary maker Sir David Attenborough. Sky is creating a virtual reality version of Attenborough as part of a "three-dimensional hologram" experience dubbed Hold the World . It will take visitors on a one-on-one tour
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AeroMobil answers the question, “it’s 2017, where’s my flying car?” AeroMobil The flying car—or lack thereof—has become 21st-century shorthand for complaints about the future and questionable technological progress. Futurists in the 1950s and 1960s promised us cities in space, shiny silver jumpsuits, and an end to gridlock as Joe Smith ditched the clogged freeways and took his commute to the air. Obviously, that didn't happen, but AeroMobil still believes in that
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Amazon opens up Alexa voice and text tech for developers to make new chatbots (credit: Adam Bowie ) Amazon's Alexa has executed a surprise takeover of the smart home industry since the launch of the Echo a few years ago, but now the company is opening up Alexa's technology for other applications. According to a report from Reuters, Amazon is giving developers access to the same tools that make up the foundations of Alexa via a new platform called Amazon Lex. In "preview ph
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Coral reefs struggle to keep up with rising seas, leave coastal communities at riskIn the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i, researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion. The study, by the US Geological Survey (US
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The Myth of the College Dropout: Why Zuckerberg's Success Is an AnomalyMark Zuckerberg is, quite famously, a college dropout. But his case is the exception – not the rule, according to a study of more than 11,000 of the most successful people in the U.S.
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Babies in these countries cry the most Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, and Italy, than the rest of the world, according to a universal chart for normal crying in babies during the first three months of life. A new meta-analysis of studies involving almost 8,700 infants—in countries including Germany, Denmark, Japan, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK—calculated the average of how long babies fuss and cry per twenty-four ho
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A good night's sleepOsaka University researchers have designed new technology that uses machine learning to model a personal sleep pattern based on the sounds made during sleep. Because the sounds can be recorded at home with no fancy devices, it is expected that doctors using this technology could diagnose patients under normal sleeping conditions, which is expected to lead to better treatment.
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Mammoths suffered from diseases that are typical for peopleSergey Leshchinskiy, paleontologist, head of TSU's Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, has studied the remains of Yakut mammoths collected on one of the largest locations in the world of mammoth fauna, Berelyokh. His study showed that almost half of the bones of these ancient mammals have signs of serious pathologies typical for the human skeletal system.
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Tarantulas use their lateral eyes to calculate distanceA necessary part of any animal's sense of direction is a positioning system, allowing it to have an idea of the relation between where it is and where it wants to go; this is known as odometry. A study from the Autonomous University of Madrid shows that tarantulas use their posterior lateral eyes and anterior lateral eyes (they have a total of four pairs of eyes) to establish the distance they hav
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Study shows rapid growth in neuroscience researchA study of the impact and research topics of neuroscience papers from 2006-2015 has shown that the number of neuroscience papers and highly-productive core neuroscience journals has grown, while psychology and behavioral sciences have become more popular research areas. China has emerged as a major neuroscience contributor, with a jump in the list of the most productive countries for neuroscience
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Protection for the gut barrier: New approach may prevent graft-versus-host diseaseStem cell transplants can save lives, for example in patients with leukemia. However, these treatments are not free of risks. One complication that may occur is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), basically donor-derived immune cells attacking the recipient's body. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has identified molecular mechanisms that may protect patients against this dangerous
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Possible hints of New Physics found in a global analysis of data from several experimentsAn international research team has presented a global analysis of a set of observables related to one type of rare B decays measured in different experiments: mainly LHCb, Belle and also preliminary results from ATLAS and CMS. The discrepancy between the results and the Standard Model predictions points to possible New Physics. Two possible model candidates include the existence of a new fundament
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Recovering species must be celebrated or we risk reversing progress, says leading expertA failure to celebrate conservation successes means we miss vital opportunities to convince the public of 'real and practical solutions' they can engage with. Cambridge conservationists will unite with colleagues across the globe to champion environmental victories and show there is cause for hope -- the decisive component in the fight to save disappearing biodiversity.
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Engineering technique is damaging materials research revealsA technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study minuscule materials, may have dramatic unintended consequences -- altering their structural identity, new Oxford University research reveals.
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Poll: Black teens most active on social media appsTeenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones—which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.
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Buying drinks for a band: the birth of payment service VenmoIt only took a few drinks—and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night—for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo.
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Overtreating the thyroidFor decades there's been debate about whether thyroid medication is necessary for a mild form of thyroid dysfunction. A new trial helps answer that question.
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Netflix fyrer op for 1 million containere i Amazons sky om ugen Virtuelle maskiner var ikke den mest effektive måde at afvikle eksempelvis oplæring af machine learning-modeller, så Netflix har taget Docker-containere til sig på stor skala. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/netflix-fyrer-1-million-containere-amazons-sky-ugen-1075742 Version2
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Coordination chemistry of anions through halogen-bonding interactionsWhile an IUPAC definition of hydrogen bonding was only released in 2011 after decades of discussions in the scientific community, it did not take such a long time to come up with an analogous definition of halogen bonding, following a revival of this interaction in the literature which can be traced back to the early 1990s, Fourmigué, M. (2017). Acta Cryst. B73, 138-139
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Image: Proba-1 images Calanda reservoirThe blue of the Calanda reservoir amid the rugged landscape of northeastern Spain, as seen by ESA's oldest – and one of its smallest – Earth-observing missions, Proba-1, midway through its 15th year of operations.
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The Inevitable Politicization of Commencement Speakers The rented robes are itchy, the mortarboard hats make everyone look dopey, and the patience required to snap the perfect picture makes Cubs fans who waited 108 years for a World Series title look unimpressive. College-graduation ceremonies have a lot working against them. Despite its faults, though, the university-commencement ritual is not one that should be cast aside. It’s of course important
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Coordination chemistry of anions through halogen-bonding interactionsWhile an IUPAC definition of hydrogen bonding was only released in 2011 after decades of discussions in the scientific community, it did not take such a long time to come up with an analogous definition of halogen bonding, following a revival of this interaction in the literature which can be traced back to the early 1990s, Fourmigué, M. (2017). Acta Cryst. B73, 138-139
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Sexist and anti-gay jokes: It's all about men feeling threatenedWhy do some men crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not? According to Emma O'Connor, lead author of a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles, such disparaging jokes are a way for some men to reaffirm their shaky sense of self, especially when they feel their masculinity is being threatened. Interestingly, in such situations men do not revert to neutral jokes or ones
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Milk study improves understanding of age-related diseasesA new study on UHT milk is helping scientists to better understand Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, opening the door to improved treatments for these age-related diseases.
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Level of unconsciousness in brain damaged patients related to body temperatureCircadian rhythms may play a crucial role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries, a study published in Neurology.
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Health care leaders predict patients will lose under President Trump's health care plansAccording to a newly released NEJM Catalyst Insights Report, health care executives and industry insiders expect patients -- more than any other stakeholder -- to be the big losers of any comprehensive health care plan from the Trump administration.
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In young bilingual children 2 languages develop simultaneously but independentlyA study of bilingual children finds that when children learn any two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children's exposure to each language. Spanish skills become vulnerable as children's English skills develop, but English is not vulnerable to being taken over by Spanish. Turns out, it's not the quantity of what t
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A promising target for kidney fibrosisIn a new study published in JCI Insights, investigators report that increasing SMOC2 in the kidney helped initiate and continue the progression of kidney fibrosis, while tamping down SMOC2 prevented it.
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Coral reefs struggle to keep up with rising seas, leave coastal communities at riskIn the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai'i, researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion. The study, by the US Geological Survey (US
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Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basinThe agricultural irrigation affects the regional climate mainly through changing the surface water process. Using water resources in the Yellow River basin is challenging due to the drought and increasing water consumption. The agriculture irrigation will also lead to a greater probability of cloud formation which then impacted the spatial distribution of surface sir temperature and precipitation.
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Widely used engineering technique has unintended consequences new research revealsA technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences, new Oxford University research reveals.
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Nature and nurture dictate the social structureClimbing the economic ladder depends on personality traits as well as financial and social background according to research from the University of Aberdeen.
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These amazing creative animals show why humans are the most innovative species of allOf all the many millions of species on the planet, only humans have sequenced genomes, invented smart phones and composed moonlight sonatas. To an evolutionary biologist like me, who studies the complex behaviour of animals, this is an uncomfortable observation that demands an evolutionary explanation.
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Avengers: Infinity War Set Photos Tease Romance Among Earth's Mightiest Heroes James Gunn no longer wants to do a ROM movie. New reports hint a touching scene between Luke and some old friends in The Last Jedi . Joss Whedon discusses casting Batgirl. Plus, more clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , promos for American Gods , and Ashley Eckstein on Ahsoka’s Rebels return. Spoilers, assemble! Avengers: Infinity War E! has some watermarked set pictures—so you’ll have to
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Genetic evidence suggests that early mammals had good night-time vision, suggests they were nocturnalOur earliest mammalian ancestors likely skulked through the dark, using their powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. This conclusion, published by Stanford researchers April 21 in Scientific Reports, used genetic data to support existing fossil evidence suggesting that our distant relatives may have adapted to life in the dark.
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Deadly amphibian plague can infect young zebrafish, scientists discoverThe deadly chytrid fungus has for the first time been found to infect and kill species other than amphibians, giving clues on how it causes disease.
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50 years ago, continental drift began to gain acceptanceHalf a century later, plate tectonics is well-established but still an active field of research.
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