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'Assault on facts' energizes global March for ScienceScientists and their supporters across the globe are expected to march in the thousands Saturday amid growing anxiety over what many see as a mounting political assault on facts and evidence.
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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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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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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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Australia, New Zealand kick off global science ralliesThousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand Saturday in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of "alternative facts".
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Ötzi the Iceman froze to deathCopper Age Iceman froze to death, with shoulder and head damage.
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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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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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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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Ötzi the Iceman froze to deathCopper Age Iceman froze to death, with shoulder and head damage.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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>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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? With Daniel Dennett submitted by /u/Mussem17 [link] [comments]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 sets up Saturn 'grand finale'The Cassini satellite is about to put itself on a path 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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The Very Serious Lessons of Juicero 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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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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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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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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Gearing up for the March for Science Nature will cover marches from around the world on 22 April 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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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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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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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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Ars Technica

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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The Atlantic

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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Ingeniøren

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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