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At Last, a Crucial Fact About the Age of Knights Can Be Revealed (Hilariously) Sure, you think you know medieval history. But Jake Mahaffy’s A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry offers an illuminating glimpse at the precise moment knights decided to throw in the towel and stop a) rescuing people and b) wearing so much goddamn metal all over their bodies. Have a look: Makes total sense, right? What happened to their horses, anyway? This short would pair perfectly with a screening
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Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? Arguing for political activism may have been what science needed, but it could also make the fights ahead harder to win. The post Marching Brought Scientists Together—But What Do They Do Now? appeared first on WIRED .
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Why I marched for science Science will not make moral and political choices for us, or tell us what our goals should be. But it will help delineate the possibilities for achieving them Like many others, I marched for science on Saturday 22 nd April. I also spoke at the rally in Parliament Square, London, along with several excellent and varied speakers. We all had our own take on what we were there for, and why it was imp
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Can slag heaps help save the planet?British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The Industrial Revolution left a deep mark on our world. Its dawning saw the start of the widespread burning of coal for factories and steam engines and, as a result, the beginning of significant outputs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Our climate is now warming noticeably as
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DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising ResultsThink you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
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It’s time to see things differently… to improve your life | Beau Lotto Our brains evolved to make sense of uncertainties, so there’s no need to fear doubt When you open your eyes, do you see the world as it really is? Humans have been asking themselves this for thousands of years. From the shadows on the wall of Plato’s cave in The Republic to Morpheus offering Neo the red or the blue pill in The Matrix , the notion that what we see might not be what is truly there
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Space technologies improve surgeries back on earthA novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems.
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Can airborne viruses survive in water?A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and infectious over a three week period. This suggests that untreated water could be a source of infection by some herpesviruses.
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Science March Sights and SignsThousands of people around the world gathered to show support for science today. Here's a sampling of sights and signs from the Marches for Science in Berlin, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
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Doctor Who review: Bill and the Timelord must grin and bear it in Smile Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who: Smile . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who broadcasts on Saturdays at 7:20pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. Emojis aren't only the future of language for us doomed Earthlings, but we're also the only poor saps throughout the un
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Some Very Clever Signs from the March for Science On Earth Day, April 22, millions of people hit the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities worldwide to March for Science . People thought of puns and put them on signs. Read More
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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all. (Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)
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On the ground in Washington at the March for ScienceThousands rallied and marched in the rain in the US capital to stand up for science and its place in politics
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Gadgets: Electric bike has 'get up 'n go, then stow' featuresFoldable electric transportation was a new category for me and I was more than impressed with the 30-pound URB-E Sport GT motorized bike I got to play with at CES earlier this year.
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Hello? ET? Just wait until you see the phone bill… | Barbara Ellen $100m spent and still there is no sign of extraterrestrials Very sad news for fans of aliens (should they exist). After more than a year of listening for signals, astronomers working on the $100m Breakthrough Listen project , funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Yuri Milner, have found no evidence of extraterrestrials. The only “intelligent signals” came via satellites, mobile phones and other “e
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Do you pronounce 'scone' to rhyme with 'cone' or 'gone'? It depends where you're from As linguists celebrate English Language Day and Shakespeare’s birthday, what does the ever-changing way we speak reveal about us? It is a division as entrenched and as bitter as the split between Brexit backers and EU Remainers – though in this case, the issue is truly personal. Do you pronounce the word “scone” to rhyme with “cone”, or to rhyme with “gone”? To those in the latter group, it is a
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We went to the March for Science in D.C. Here's what happenedScience News staff members reported live updates from the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on April 22.
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Tens of Thousands Protest 'Alternative Facts' at March for ScienceScientists and science enthusiasts (along with their curious kids) turned out in droves to make their voices heard.
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Out Of The Lab And Into The Streets, Science Community Marches For Science Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.
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Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal." (Image credit: Quantrell Colbert/HBO)
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Neil Young's Painful Rebranding of His Music Service Won't Save It Not the actual logo, dramatization. Image source: Pono Niel Young’s “high resolution” music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono’s now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It’s kind of like Tidal but it’ll suck more. The fittingly out of touch new name for this service will be “Xst
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Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failureTesting for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsisPeople who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to certain antibiotics, according to a study presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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New research sheds light on treating bloodstream infections with fewer side effectsTwo presentations at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) from the INCREMENT study shed light on ways to treat bloodstream infections with fewer side effects and without the need for antimicrobials of 'last resort'. One of the studies is published simultaneously in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
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Could genetics influence what we like to eat?Gene variants could affect food preferences in healthy people, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new strategies that make it easier for people to stick to an optimal diet.
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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism "The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond. (Image credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
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Poem of the Day: ‘Projection’ by Howard Nemerov In “ Projection ,” from our May 1967 issue, two-time poet laureate Howard Nemerov muses about map-making and artistic possibility: They were so amply beautiful, the maps, With their blue rivers winding to the sea, So calmly beautiful, who could have blamed Us for believing, bowed to our drawing boards, In a large and ultimate equivalence, One map that challenged and replaced the world? Read throu
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Programmed Demo Reveals The Commodore 64's Angsty Soul This is A Mind Is Born , a demo of the Commodore 64 going haywire. It won first place at the Oldskool 4K Intro competition at this past week’s Revision 2017 event and it’s easy to see why. Advertisement Amazingly, the 2:21 long video comprises no more than 256 bytes, and uses the retro-mystical prowess of the Commodore 64, an 8-bit computer that first debuted in 1982, to deliver a pulsing glitch
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Three X-Men Movies, New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix, Will Hit Theaters in 2018 Deadpool 2 will be one of three X-Men movies out in 2018. Image: Fox Oh, you thought Fox was done this weekend after dating four Avatar movies? Nope, they followed that by dating three X-Men movies and we won’t have to wait long for them. Advertisement Josh Boone’s New Mutants will be the first one in your theater, opening April 13, 2018. That’s followed by David Leitch’s Deadpool 2 on June 1, 20
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3-D technology is game-changer for recruiting future engineersStratasys Ltd. employees ran a marathon of sorts earlier this month as they dashed to dozens of Twin Cities schools to introduce 3,500 students to the wonderment of 3-D printing.
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Pictures From the March for ScienceVisual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
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The March for Science Has Spread From Pole-to-Pole Photo Courtesy of Mike MacFerrin Rainy weather on the east coast hasn’t stopped people from hitting the streets to march for science today. But the conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic Circle are currently quite a bit more extreme and protests in the name of facts are still rocking those two far-flung locations. While climate change is a major reason that scientists and supporters are marching
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Review: Cry Havoc an intriguing sci-fi “dudes on a map” throwdown Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. On first inspection, Cry Havoc looks like any number of similarly grim and gritty science fiction board games. It comes with a stash of plastic soldiers, robots, and aliens, and its artwork paints a wo
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Megamergers Mean 3 Companies = Most of the World’s Food Three massive mergers threaten to put control of the world’s food in dangerously few hands. Read More
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The Next Four Avatar Movies Now Have Release Dates Again 20th Century Fox Follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time were originally slated to start coming out next year. But recent statements by director James Cameron disclosed that there’d be a delay for the coming wave of Avatar sequels. Now we know the exact dates that Cameron and his team are aiming for, starting with December 18, 2020. Advertisement Today, on the franchise’s official Fa
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For første gang i 135 år: Briterne klarede én dag uden kulEngang var Storbritannien en stor kulnation. Nu er kullet på vej ud af energiproduktionen.
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Study claims a link between diet sodas and stroke and dementia (credit: Phera Laster / Flickr ) Excessive intake of sugar has been linked to a huge variety of health problems, many of them a consequence of the obesity that's also linked to excessive sugar. That's led many people to switch to drinks with artificial sweeteners that aren't metabolized by the body. A new study is now suggesting that these sweeteners are associated with their own health risks, na
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Why One Researcher Marched For ScienceLisa Klein, from the materials science and engineering department at Rutgers University, commented on the March For Science at an April 21st talk to the chemistry department at Lehman College in the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Report: Cancer Journal Retracts a Record Hundred and Seven Studies Image: Springer Tumor Biology Scientists don’t work in a vacuum. Their work should always come along with a rigorous review process to ensure their methods and results aren’t wild, misinterpreted, or outright made up. But what if you’ve found a way to fake your own review? Advertisement That’s the problem facing a cancer journal called Tumor Biology that used to be published by the large science
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Apple's W1-Equipped BeatsX Headphones Are Just $100 Today BeatsX Wireless Headphones , $100 There have been a lot of deals lately on Apple’s W1-equipped Beats headphones, but $100 for a pair of BeatsX is an all-time low , and a fantastic deal for iPhone owners that want an AirPods-like pairing experience on a budget. Advertisement From Gizmodo : “The Beats X are the third product from Beats (and the fourth from all of Apple) to use the new W1 Bluetooth
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Early mammals probably slunk around at night New research suggests our earliest mammalian ancestors used powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day. The study, published in Scientific Reports , used genetic data to support existing fossil evidence suggesting that our distant relatives may have adapted to life in the dark. Researchers examined genes involved in night vision in animals throughout
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The 2017 New York International Auto Show: best of the rest Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—There has been much to see at this year's New York International Auto Show. Ford had a new hybrid police car . Cadillac brought its new race car —unbeaten in 2017—and a new semi-autonomous system that uses head-tracking to know if the driver is paying attention. Range Rover added a fourth SUV to its line-up, and Genesis showed us a rat
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The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today Technology The bigger they are, the harder they compute In 1946, ENIAC, the first (nonsuper) computer, processed about 500 FLOPS (calculations per second). Today’s supers crunch petaFLOPS—or 1,000 trillion.
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Anti-Vaping Surgeon General Has Been Abruptly Replaced Photo: Getty Late Friday evening, the White House made a mysterious decision to ask for Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy’s resignation. He was quickly replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams and all social media accounts were scrubbed of Dr. Murthy’s presence. It’s unclear what prompted Murthy’s sudden dismissal but one clue could be that he’s not about that vape life . Surgeon General Trent-Adam
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Scientists Suspect Genetic Underpinnings to Human Monogamy A groundbreaking study from a Harvard University team suggests that monogamy may be genetically programmed within some mammals. Read More
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Thousands rally around the world for ‘March for Science’ – video Thousands of people gathered in demonstrations across the globe for the ‘March for Science’ on Saturday, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s dismissal of climate science and his attempts to cut large areas of scientific research. People congregated in cities such as London, Sydney and Berlin, with more than 600 marches planned across the US, Europe, South America and Australia Global ‘March for Science
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Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions? For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled. When Congress returns next week, legislators will be under intense pressure to fund health-care benefits and pension pla
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5 Immigrants and Refugees Who Changed U.S. ScienceThe U.S. has a long history of providing safe haven for scientists and has welcomed immigrants who wish to contribute to the U.S. commitment to the pursuit of scientific truth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Audi Sport’s new GT4 race car was star of its NY International Auto Show Enlarge / The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 car. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—Audi Sport is to Audi what M is to BMW or AMG to Mercedes—the tuning arm, the skunk works where cars go to lose weight, gain power, and find extra speed for the track. The US is a big market for Audi Sport, and the brand had several models on display at this year's New Yo
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Here's Gordon Cooper's Stash Of Secret Observations | Cooper's Treasure Cooper's Treasure | Tuesdays at 10/9c Gordon Cooper recorded over one hundred anomalies while out in space. Darrell is determined to piece the clues together and learn the truth. Full Episodes of Your Favorites Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/coopers-treasure/ Learn more about the quest: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/coopers-treasure/ Subscribe to Discovery: http:/
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Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp itWhen an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."
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Cold weather, fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosisColder 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, new research shows. An international team of scientists found that every increase in temperature of one degree Celsius was linked with a decrease in the alcohol-attributable fraction of cirrhosis of 0.3 percent.
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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.
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Fish oil component helps damaged brain, retina cells survive, shows researchNDP1, 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, research shows for the first time.
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New discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threatsA new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to charged particles, minuscule size, low-power requirements, and low cost.
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Today's News: April 22, 2017 —The death toll from a Taliban attack on an Afghan military base rises to 100. —Thirteen people were killed in protests against Venezuela’s president, in what have become regular and massive demonstrations. —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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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.
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Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science "I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs." (Image credit: Amanda Lee Myers/AP)
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Saturday's Best Deals: Succulents, Turntables, Contigo Water Bottles, and More Succulents shipped to your door , $100 BeatsX headphones , and vinyl turntables lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Advertisement Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore 10400 , $20 | Anker PowerCore 15600 , $27 Anker’s PowerCore battery packs are your favorite portable chargers , and it’s not even close. And today, two of
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Science's role in society is threatened. Protest is the right response | John P Holdren Some say that the March for Science risks making science political. But it already is – and not addressing that is a problem Tens of thousands of scientists and supporters of science are pouring into the streets of Washington DC and other cities around the world on Saturday in a massive March for Science, aimed at highlighting the importance of science to society and the need for basing governmen
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American Gods Star Ricky Whittle on Becoming a Neil Gaiman Fan and on the Non-Book Season Finale Image: Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon (Starz) American Gods is a giant tome of a book, with huge chunks removed or left out once Neil Gaiman realized how long his tale was getting. So when Bryan Fuller and Michael Green turned the book into a show, they had to move things around, change characters, and create a natural season end. And so the ending we’re going to get is brand new. Advertisement Whe
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Neuroquest: Riddles in the Dark The dangerously glittering Caves of Carbonum seem to be behind you, and you emerge on the far side of the mountain range, eager to breathe the free air. However, the free air is only yours for a short while. To best reach the land where the Golden Ganglion grows, you know you must now venture east, and on the eastward horizon you observe an immense forest, stretching as far as your eyes can see.
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A major Nintendo policy change has saved at least one Switch game Enlarge / There. All better, Nintendo Switch. (credit: Sam Machkovech) With the Nintendo Switch's newness starting to fade, interest in the new console has begun to shift toward its upcoming wave of "bigger" games. These include a gussied-up Mario Kart 8 , the brand-new fighting series Arms , and a new Splatoon game that is finally looking more like a sequel than a last-gen port. But something in
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In Photos: The Best Signs from the 2017 March for ScienceScenes from the 2017 March for Science in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
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Government has failed to act on air pollution, says LabourLabour says it would introduce legislation to tackle the "public health emergency" if in power.
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Dr. Who Joins the March For Science in London Image: Ryan F Mandelbaum LONDON — Governments may govern nationally, but scientists must work globally by requirement, as the folks who establish human truths based on evidence. So while scientists took to the streets in Washington D.C. today, marches in 600 cities globally joined them. Advertisement A crowd of several thousand marched from London’s Science Museum to Parliament Square in the shad
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March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interferenceThousands of scientists demonstrate in cities around the world against an "assault on facts".
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New 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 also found that while almost all teens -- 91 percent -- use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of teens also use messaging applications like Kik, WhatsApp, or Line o
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Dansk lampedesign skal sælge intelligent LED-driverNordic Power Converters indgik et samarbejde med en designer for at overbevise kunderne om, at deres nyskabende teknologi til strømforsyninger også har en æstetisk sidegevinst.
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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 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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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 new research. 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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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.
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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. The largest increases were for medications to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, and for birth control.
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Bergamotene in tobacco plants: Alluring and lethal for manduca sexta mothsScientists 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 leaves emit the compound to lure predatory bugs to feed on the moths' la
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Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in menMedical researchers have 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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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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Fenix 5S reviewed: Exactly what you’d expect from a $600 Garmin sport watch Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Not many companies try to do what Garmin does with the Fenix line of fitness watches. While Apple and Google have their own general-purpose smartwatches priced around $300 (neither of which comes close to the Fenix's tracking abilities), Garmin and a handful of other companies make super-expensive fitness watches that are meant for the most active
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Imagine if Aliens Really Landed on the Night of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds Broadcast Only, not how Welles described them on October 30, 1938 to thousands of petrified radio listeners. These peaceful aliens—blessed with a majestic sense of timing—touch down in a much quieter place, and are seen by just a handful of witnesses, chiefly a small boy whose curiosity overtakes any fear he might feel. That’s what happens in Patrick Biesemans’ dreamy scifi short Embers and Dust . [ Dust ]
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Scientists ID two molecules that inhibit proteins involved in chronic inflammatory diseaseScientists have identified two small molecules that could be pursued as potential treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases. Researchers singled out the molecules using a new drug screening approach they developed.
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New statistical analysis reveals thousands of rare mutations linked with cancerScientists have identified thousands of previously ignored genetic mutations that, although rare, likely contribute to cancer growth. The findings could help pave the way to new treatments.
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'Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science Academics and industry workers rally in British cities amid fears that ‘post-truth’ era is devaluing evidence-based research Thousands of scientists, academics and celebrities have marched in cities across the UK to protest at the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to academia. The marches, taking place on Earth Day, were part of a global movement that has seen tens of thousands of people
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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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That's what friends are forFriendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in particular, best friends play in building resilience to adversity - surviving and thriving in the face of difficult times. The new preliminary study provides long-term statistical evidence of the enormous
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Immune discovery points to therapies to improve stroke recoveryHaving a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain.
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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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Cleveland Clinic study finds obesity as top cause of preventable life-years lostA team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.
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4 exciting advances in food and nutrition researchNew discoveries tied to how food affects our body and why we make certain food choices could help inform nutrition plans and policies that encourage healthy food choices. The Experimental Biology 2017 meeting (EB 2017) will showcase groundbreaking research in food policy, nutrition and the biochemistry of food.
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Four exciting diabetes and obesity research discoveriesWith more than one-third of adults in the US considered obese, researchers are searching for new ways to treat obesity and associated health problems such as type 2 diabetes. The Experimental Biology 2017 meeting (EB 2017) will showcase new insights into the causes of obesity and research that could inform new strategies for losing weight.
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Cancer research advances: 5 leads for better diagnosis and treatmentFeatured research includes a non-invasive new screening approach for breast cancer, leads for drug discovery and insights on a cancer-protective diet.
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Scientists and engineers push the envelope for better heart healthFeatured research includes a 'neuroprosthetic' device that restores cardiac function in patients with spinal cord injuries, 3-D printed heart valves, new leads for the treatment of clogged arteries, advances in stem cell therapy and new ways to visualize immune system dynamics.
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Live Science

2017 March for Science: Live UpdatesFollow along during the March for Science on April 22, as scientists and science supporters around the world gather to stand up for the integrity of science.
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Popular Science

Giant toys you'll want to steal for yourself Gadgets I'll give it back soon, I promise... What is adulthood if not the chance to buy all the toys you wished you had as a kid? Go ahead. Buy the robot dinosaur.
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Ars Technica

We’ve been missing a big part of game industry’s digital revolution Enlarge / Data! Pew-pew! (credit: Aurich / Getty / Konami) Last year, the Entertainment Software Association's annual "Essential Facts" report suggested that the US game industry generated $16.5 billion in "content" sales annually (excluding hardware and accessories). In this year's report, that number had grown to a whopping $24.5 billion, a nearly 50-percent increase in a span of 12 months. No,
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WIRED

Why Magic: The Gathering Beats Poker or Chess Any Day There are just some things 'Magic' has that other games don't. The post Why Magic: The Gathering Beats Poker or Chess Any Day appeared first on WIRED .
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Gizmodo

Cassini Has Made Earth Feel Small, But Part of Something Bigger Image: NASA Earth is exhausting—excruciatingly so, if you’re a young curmudgeon like me. At times, performing even the most mundane tasks, like commuting on a crowded, smelly subway car, feels like an Olympic marathon designed to test one’s patience. Space compels us because it forces us to think outside this myopic view of ourselves—not in a “Dust in the Wind” way, but in the sense that we’re ti
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Scientific American Content: Global

Why I'm Marching for ScienceOur democracy depends on evidence-based policy. Our economy depends on the U.S. scientific enterprise. The time has come for scientists to make their voices heard. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Amazon Sells Succulents, Apparently. Get 20 Unique Plants For $32, Today Only. Succulent Collection , $32 If you like having green things in your home, but struggle to keep them alive, succulents are made just for you . For the first time in my memory, Amazon’s running a one-day Gold Box deal on a collection of 20 succulent plants shipped right to your door. Each plant is unique and comes in a 2" pot, but many of them will be ready to transfer to a larger arrangement. Just
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Science : NPR

Can Placebos Work If You Know They're Placebos? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks writer Robert Siegel about "open label placebos" and whether placebos work even when patients know they're placebos. He wrote about his experience in Smithsonian Magazine .
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Science : NPR

First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states. (Image credit: Judy Fahys/KUER)
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Science : NPR

An Organizer Speaks About Reasons For A 'March For Science' NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Lucky Tran, organizer of today's March for Science, occurring in a number of cities around the world.
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Big Think

Lair of the Level 10 Word Mage – Kory Stamper – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Lexicographer Kory Stamper on the slipperiness of language and how the sausage of dictionaries is made. Read More
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The Atlantic

Kendrick Lamar and Female Cartoonists: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Kendrick Lamar’s Holy Spirit Hua Hsu | The New Yorker “The considerable pressure put on Lamar has been unfair, and Damn rejects the notion that he has all the answers. Still, within hours of its release, there were theories, which proved to be untrue, that on the first track Lamar represents his death, and that a follow-up album, in which he is resurrected, would come out on Easter Sunday. It fee
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Ingeniøren

Dynamikken i Grønlands isstrømme er en joker for klimaetNyt iskerneprojekt skal afklare, hvor stor havstigning vi kan forvente fra afsmeltning af Indlandsisen i et varmere klima.
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WIRED

Security News This Week: A Coachella Smartphone Thief Forgot About ‘Find My iPhone’ Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: A Coachella Smartphone Thief Forgot About 'Find My iPhone' appeared first on WIRED .
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Science : NPR

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize. (Image credit: MHJ/Getty Images)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

USGS finds vast reserves of salty water undergroundA new nationwide study has unearthed the huge hidden potential of tapping into salty aquifers as a way to relieve the growing pressure on freshwater supplies across the United States.
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WIRED

Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. The post Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED

Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together Bursts of energy from a black hole, lava on Mars, and Jupiter's cloud tops. The post Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together appeared first on WIRED .
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space stationA supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake LaughterNongenuine chuckles cause a specific cortical region to “light up” more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

People march for science around the UK - in pictures People around the world are taking to the streets to stand up for science on Earth Day. We’ll be updating this gallery with photos from the UK marches throughout the day Continue reading...
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Ingeniøren

Ny styring skal lette trafikken i KøbenhavnKøbenhavns trafik skal nu følges endnu tættere, så byens lyskryds kan tilpasses bedre. Ingen andre byer har forsøgt at måle og regulere cyklister på den måde.
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WIRED

March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US WIRED Science writers across the United States follow the March for Science from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco. The post March for Science: Live Updates from Washington DC and Around the US appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Watch the March for Science in Washington, D.C.Watch the live stream of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on April 22.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

The village that made itself hedgehog friendlyHedgehogs, nursed back to health in an animal sanctuary, are released in the village of Burton Fleming, East Yorkshire.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

SpaceX's next launch to mark start of new eraAn upcoming launch of a government spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office will mark the first time the U.S. Department of Defense has used SpaceX for a mission.
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NYT > Science

Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump PoliciesThousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
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NYT > Science

Meet Three Scientists Ready to MarchShadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.
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Science | The Guardian

Bill Nye the Science Guy on Trump: 'We are in a dangerous place' Ahead of a massive March for Science in Washington, the popular TV educator attacked the Trump administration’s dismissal of ‘objective truths’ Bill Nye, the face of science in US popular culture, has attacked Donald Trump’s “dangerous” dismissal of climate change and planned cuts to research ahead of the first March for Science in Washington DC. Nye, an engineer and educator known as “the scienc
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Science | The Guardian

Why March for Science? Because when it is attacked, only the elite benefit | Lucky Tran When politicians smear science, real people get hurt. I’m marching because we must fight for communities who are harmed by bad science policy I’m marching for science today because I’m mad. Yes, I’m a mad scientist. I became a scientist because I wanted to help people. In my career I’ve researched gene therapy, how to engineer new antibiotics and how to make better cancer drugs. But now what I do
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The Atlantic

The Banality of the Borussia Dortmund Bus Attack Immediately after the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team’s bus earlier this month, German police found three identical letters that seemed to support what everyone already believed. Several pipe bombs had hit the side of the bus as it drove to a match April 11, shattering glass, and injuring one player, as well as an officer. Authorities suspected Islamist terrorists, and the letters fo
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The Atlantic

French Election 2017: A Guide to the Candidates No one French candidate is likely to receive 50 percent of the votes needed in Sunday’s presidential election to avoid a runoff. Voters are picking from 11 candidates, two of whom will advance to the second round in May, and one, eventually, to the Élysée Palace. The election pits candidates from across the political spectrum—from the National Front’s (FN) Marine Le Pen on the far right to firebr
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The Atlantic

What Americans Really Think About Climate Change We’re facing a week with three environmental news pegs: It’s Earth Day, the March for Science is today, and senior advisors at the White House will soon meet to decide whether the United States will remain in the Paris Agreement. Because of all three, you will probably soon hear about a number of new and old polls about climate change and the American public. If you care about climate change, the
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Resetting your Apple ID password can sometimes be trickyI got a call from my mother-in-law this week. She usually doesn't call me directly unless she has a technology problem, and this time, it was a good one.
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Hvad får man ud af at undersøge exomånerne?En læser undrer sig over, hvordan astronomerne vil undersøge exoplaneternes måner, og hvor meget information, man kan hente. Det svarer fysiker fra Aarhus Universitet på.
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The Atlantic

How the Coming Church-State Showdown Could be Avoided During argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer last week before the Supreme Court, Justice Elena Kagan mused that the case poses “a hard issue. It's an issue in which states have their own very longstanding law. It's an issue on which I guess I'm going to say nobody is completely sure that they have it right.” The court did not pay much attention to a question that logically flows from Kagan
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tech entrepreneur turned small-town Texas values into a global social networkThe gig: Nirav Tolia, 45, is the co-founder and chief executive of Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network that lets people connect with their neighbors, share news, tips and sometimes gossip with their local community. The San Francisco-based 152-employee startup has raised $210 million in venture capital funding and boasts more than 126,000 communities using its platform, covering more than 70
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cognitive science

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

DJ app looks to lend professional spin to party dance mixesJames Jones had the problem that every college student wants: too many paid gigs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'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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The Atlantic

Poem of the Day: ‘Gabardine’ by Ted Kooser From our October 2009 issue, here’s Ted Kooser’s “ Gabardine ” in its entirety: To sit in sunlight with other old men, none with his legs crossed, our feet in loose shoes hot and flat on the earth, hands curled in our laps or on our knees, like birds that now and then fly up with our words and settle again in a slightly different way, casting a slightly different shadow over our pants legs, gabar
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservationApril the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Small earthquake rattles California coast near Santa BarbaraA small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old treeFor hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church, providing protection from the blazing summer sun, serving as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photos and—according to legend—was a picnic site for George Washington.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accidentSpanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed moleA quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the limits of physiology. Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University will present a new synthesis of remarkable anatomical findings about the star-nosed mole at the American Association of Anatomists annual meeting during the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting, to be held Ap
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien lifeScientists are attempting to identify the amino acids—building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth—that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. The researchers have analyzed how an assortment of 15 amino acids, some found here on Earth in living organisms and some not found in living organisms on Earth, hold up in the face of extreme conditions found on other pl
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Gizmodo

Star Wars Fan Film Asks: 'Dude, Where's My Empire?' Still: Vimeo The war between the Empire and the rebellion may have been at the forefront of Star Wars , but those on the outer edges of the galaxy probably weren’t paying much attention. At least, according to one fan film. Advertisement Outer Rim , written and directed by Thomas R. Wood, is all about a couple of outskirts doofuses who aren’t all that invested in the war that’s unfolding all arou
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Gizmodo

Icelanders Worry That Voice Commands Will Kill Their Native Language Photo sources: AP, Amazon Iceland has long had a progressive outlook on technology. It’s regularly high on lists of the best countries for data privacy, the Pirate Party has a substantial place in its government, and it was the headquarters of Wikileaks for a long time. But Icelanders are currently concerned that their native language could go the way of the dodo due to the cultural changes that
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Scientific American Content: Global

Well Spotted: A New Look at the Cave HyenaFossils from Spain offer a rare look at Europe's extinct, bonecrushing carnivore. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

4 Cars Complete Race without a Human DriverEarlier this month, four self-driving cars raced a 3.2-kilometer (two-mile) track in Northern California -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

There's No Excuse Not to Own Catan For $26 Catan 5th Edition , $26 There have been a lot of deals on Catan lately, but $26 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed. Bug customer support enough, and they might even sell it to you for two bricks and a wheat. More Deals
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The Atlantic

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron Advance Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the far-right National Front, is through to the second round of the French presidential election, where she will face Emmanuel Macron, the independent, who won Sunday's first round with 23.7 percent of the vote. Le Pen won 21.7 percent. It's the first time in French history that neither candidate from a major political party is in the second round runoff. It's also
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Big Think

Discovery of North America’s Oldest Settlement Proves Native Canadian Legend True The Bella Bella Heiltsuk will use these findings in negotiations over their traditional lands. Read More
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Gizmodo

At the March for Science, Congress's Lone Scientist Pines for Company Bill Foster (middle) stands for a photo with a group of science marchers on the National Mall. Image: Dave Levitan On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science , a Congressman who can boast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity. Advertisement “It’s as close as I come,” Bill Foster told me. “When I go into t
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The Atlantic

Passion and Paradox in John Donne’s ‘Batter My Heart, Three-Person’d God’ John Donne begins the fourteenth of his Holy Sonnets with a demand that surprised me with its intensity: Batter my heart, three person’d God, for you As yet but knock breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. Donne himself was a man of apparently conflicting pursuits and passions: He not only wrote many lo
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting propertiesA new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The research could lead better ways to protect our skin from the sun.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien lifeExtraterrestrial life, if it exists, could use different amino acid building blocks than living things here on Earth. To better understand what alien life might look like, researchers are studying which amino acids stand up to the types of extreme conditions found on other planets and moons.
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Big Think

Are We More Than Just Our Bodies? Philosophers Argue over Zombies Philosophers David Chalmers and Daniel Bennett argue over “philosophical zombies,” created to question the nature of human consciousness. Read More
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Scientific American Content: Global

Researchers Produce High-Quality Ink from Air PollutionThe pollution coming out of your tailpipe could be recycled into high-quality ink according to a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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