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Does death of a sibling in childhood increase risk of death in surviving children?Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new article.

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Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion massScientists have clarified through theory and simulation research that turbulence in a plasma confined in the magnetic field is suppressed and the heat and particle losses are reduced in cases with larger ion mass. This research provides a novel understanding for clarifying the 'ion mass effect' which has been a riddle since the beginning of fusion and plasma research.

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Robot radiology: Low cost A.I. could screen for cervical cancer better than humansMedical researchers have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on other traditional screening results, such as Pap tests and HPV tests--at a much lower cost. The technique could be used in less-developed countries, where 80% of deaths from cervical cancer occur.

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Eco-friendly, four-in-one catalyst developedPerforming multiple reactions in one shot reduces raw material needs and byproduct waste, a potential step toward a greener chemical industry. Researchers have developed a nanocatalyst that can perform the four reactions needed to produce a compound potentially useful in a variety of pharmaceuticals.

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New approach to improve detection of landfill-related pollutionA method known as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers a cleaner, faster and simpler approach than existing technologies for detecting contaminants in the fluids coming from landfills, known as leachates.

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Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water-Related Problems A technology competition seeks solutions to Lake Erie's biggest problems, including harmful algae blooms and aging water systems. Teams in cities around the region are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and consulting services to create apps and other tools.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her.

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Watching Their Dust: Photographing Players in PollinationIn “Pollination Power,” Heather Angel, a wildlife photographer, exposes the pollination process in macrophotography, showing the clear transfer of pollen onto creatures.

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Earliest Fungus-Like Fossils Date Back 2.4 Billion YearsThe fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth.

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Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US: studyIn a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.

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Sex, lies and physics: 'Genius' drama is Einstein tell-allThe unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex?

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Team identifies genetic target for growing hardier plants under stressThe function of a plant's roots go well beyond simply serving as an anchor in the ground. The roots act as the plant's mouth, absorbing, storing and channeling water and nutrients essential for survival.

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New mechanism mediating environment-microbe-host interactionsResearchers have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Said the Dumbest Thing of 2017 Image: AP Photo/Richard Drew Upcoming film The Circle appears to be about a bearded white guy who runs a technology company that (I guess, based on the trailers) preaches connectivity and positive disruption but exists as a front to mine personal data. Haven’t seen it yet. Jack Dorsey, the white, bearded CEO of Twitter, decided to host a Periscope livestream with members of the cast this afternoo

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plasticsSynthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of scientists from three U.S. research universities.

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plasticsSynthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to a team of scientists from three U.S. research universities. The scientific team -- from the University of Delaware, the University of Minnesota a

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Penn team identifies genetic target for growing hardier plants under stressIn a new investigation, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania identified two proteins that regulate whether a cell in plant roots forms a hair cell, which increases surface area for absorption, or a non-hair cell. Plants that overexpressed one of these regulators thrived despite being deprived of a key nutrient, phosphorous.

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Cleveland Clinic researchers show dietary choline and TMAO linked with increased blood clottingCleveland Clinic researchers have shown, for the first time in humans, that choline is directly linked to increased production of a gut bacteria byproduct that increases the risk of blood-clotting events like heart attack and stroke. However, the research also showed that adding a low dose of aspirin may reduce that risk.

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Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it’s time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing? Advertisement Many conspiracy theories appeal to the basic ways we process information. We are, for ex

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West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water isThree years of fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of wastewater from fracked wells may pose a threat to surface water, according to a new study. The scientists used a broad suite of geochemical and isotopic tracers to sample for contaminants in 112 water wells near shale gas sites, including 20 wells that were sampled both before and afte

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Doctors don’t think we’ll answer this identity question Patients are far more willing to disclose their sexual orientation to health care providers than those providers believe, new research suggests. More than three-quarters of hospital emergency room doctors and nurses thought patients would refuse to discuss their sexual orientation, while only 10.3 percent of patients said they would balk at the question, the study shows. Closing that disclosure g

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Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research processA new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain science. These citizen scientists have outperformed computers in tracing the intricate shapes of neurons, a first step in understanding how our brain circuitry works.

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Nature plants a seed of engineering inspirationResearchers have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the 'ingenious mobility strategies' of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. Seeds maneuvered to dig into soil using a coiled appendage, known as an awn, that responds to humidity. The team investigated this awn's burrowing and discovered how the nubile sprouts seem to mimic a drill to bury themselves. Their findings coul

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Challenging the current approach to Glut1 deficiencyResearchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

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Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by plant therapyWhen the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the 'compassionate use' doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This is a small but stunningly successful trial.

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What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020 Space Short answer: a time machine President Trump joked today that we'd put astronauts on Mars during his first term. Here's what NASA would need to get done by 2020 to make it happen.

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Can We Fight Climate Change with Trees and Grass?Using biomass to capture carbon dioxide sounds like a good idea at first blush. New studies will help us find out if it really is.

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Poem of the Day: ‘The Body Mutinies’ by Lucia Perillo When the doctor runs out of words and still I won’t leave, he latches my shoulder and steers me out doors. So begins Lucia Perillo’s “The Body Mutinies,” from our February 1996 issue. Perillo passed away last October after decades of living with and writing about multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 30, and her awareness of her mortality and struggles with her fail

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Basics: As Rains Ease in the West, Cactuses Shine Brighter Than EverNever has there been a better time to appreciate the gritty, bizarre charm of these prickly natives.

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Frozen fruits and vegetables help Americans achieve nutrition goalsNew research presented today via poster presentation at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting shows consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits and vegetables overall. In fact, consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables also have significantly greater intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.

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Beetles have been mooching off insect colonies for millions of yearsThe behavior, called social parasitism, has been going on for about 100 million years.

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Being Optimistic Is Good. Knowing about Optimism Bias Is Better. The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias . Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions. Read More

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Citizens can productively change politics by taking the law to courtIf you think threatening suit is a conversation stopper, think again. Citizen lawsuits can actually promote compromise between lawmakers and influence decisions to pay for public goods like clean water, air, and health care.

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Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropicsNew research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics - where much of global forest productivity occurs - indicates that the increased rainfall that may occur with climate change would caus

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'Celestial Sleuth' credits Messier with discovery 238 years after the factThe Ring Nebula is one of the most spectacular deep-sky objects in the heavens. It is easily located by backyard astronomers, intensely studied by astrophysicists and relied upon for show-stopping images on countless book covers and calendar pages.

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Stem cells help researchers identify neuronal defects causing Angelman syndromeResearchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure.

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Growth under pressure: New metamaterial designed with counterintuitive propertyInspired by 3-D printing, researchers explored development of one mechanical property called effective static compressibility. As they now report, by using a single cartridge it's possible to print a metamaterial which expands in size under hydrostatic pressure, even though it's made up of material which behaves normally under hydrostatic pressure -- that is, it shrinks. In principle, there is no

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Prepare For the Worst With a Great Deal on Amazon's Most Popular Generator WEN 1500W Generator , $141 A generator probably isn’t high on the list of things you need to buy right this instant, but they tend to become very necessary at inconvenient and/or stressful times, so when you can get Amazon’s #1 seller for an all-time low $141 , you should take advantage just for the peace of mind.

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Strange Recall: How Do Golf Balls Get into Hash Browns?A bizarre and unwanted ingredient is prompting a recall of several frozen hash-brown products: The hash browns may contain pieces of golf balls.

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‘Assembly line’ measures worm cells with a poke Microscopic probes have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of small living animals. The technique allows a single animal like a worm to be tested again and again and could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions. The Rice University lab of electrical and computer engineer Jacob Robinson has invented “nanoscale suspen

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Gulp! Soda Linked to Memory Woes, Strokes and DementiaMemory problems and smaller brain volumes are just two things that are more common in people who often drink soda.

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First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulationUsing an atomic quantum simulator, scientists have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall system.

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How fear of death affects human attitudes toward animal lifeWhen reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, University of Arizona researchers found. Psychology's terror management theory may explain why. The researchers' findings could also help scientists better understand the psychological motivations behind the murder and genocide of humans.

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University of Montana researcher: Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropicsNew research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change.

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Citizens can productively change politics by taking the law to courtWhen public goods like clean water, air, and health care compete with funding for particular districts, citizen lawsuits can tilt the legislative process toward a middle ground.

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Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos Image: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re super jealous of. The ‘scope, which launched on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, has sent back some of the most incredible images from the final frontier—over 1.3 million observations of pl

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'Deathstalker' Scorpion's Rapid Strike Caught on FilmScientists captured one of the world's most venomous scorpions in action.

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Bright future for self-charging batteriesWho hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology under development.

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Cassini completes final—and fateful—Titan flybyNASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.

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Watch: Scorpion's Wicked Strike Captured in Slow Motion | VideoA new study on the speed of a scorpion's sting found the deadly deathstalker's strike to be the fastest, at nearly 3 mph (5 km/h).

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Simple technique produces stronger polymersPlastic, rubber, and many other useful materials are made of polymers—long chains arranged in a cross-linked network. At the molecular level, these polymer networks contain structural flaws that weaken them.

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Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracksSamsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. They also appear to break more easily, according to tests run by SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans.

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Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: studyFossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday.

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New strategy produces stronger polymersMIT researchers have found a way to reduce the number of loops in polymer networks such as gels, plastics, and rubber. The findings could offer an easy way for manufacturers to strengthen their materials.

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T cell revival correlates with lung cancer response to PD-1 immunotherapyIn lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted whether their tumors would shrink.

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Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gutYou wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a paper by UConn researchers published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship

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Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuriesScientists at the Gladstone Institutes created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit signals in the spinal cord to help control movement. When the researchers transplanted the cells into mouse spinal cords, the interneurons sprouted and integrated with existing cells.

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Banded mongooses target family members for evictionBanded mongooses target close female relatives when violently ejecting members from their social groups, University of Exeter scientists have found.

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Inflammatory pathways link to obsessive behaviors in a common form of dementiaScientists from the Gladstone Institutes identified that mutations in a protein commonly linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) result in obsessive-like behaviors. They linked these behaviors to immune pathways, implicating that targeting key components of the immune system could be a new therapeutic strategy for FTD.

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Was that climate change?A new four-step 'framework' aims to test the contribution of climate change to record-setting extreme weather events.

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Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expenseChina's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday.

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France probes Peugeot over emissions cheatingFrance on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.

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Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical stormsAbout a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the energy of visible light. Since its launch in 2008, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has recorded more than 4,000 TGFs

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New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question: Is Wall-E Satan? The Deceiver. DImage: Pixar Wall-E is almost nine years old, so maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the movie. Maybe it’s not a morality tale about consumerism and the environment, with Wall-E as the example of purity. Because a new fan theory posits that the adorable robot is, in fact, Satan, and guys? It makes more sense than you’d expect. Advertisement This new theory comes courtesy of Reddit’s r/F

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Researchers develop eco-friendly, 4-in-1 catalystBrown University researchers have developed a new composite catalyst that can perform four separate chemical reactions in sequential order and in one container to produce compounds useful in making a wide range of pharmaceutical products.

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Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatmentThe bacteria residing in your digestive tract, or your gut microbiota, may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy drugs in the clinic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Published in Cell, the study by Marian Walhout, PhD, and colleagues show that when a common research model, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegan, is

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West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water isFracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of fracking wastewater may pose a threat to surface water in the region, according to a new study led by scientists at Duke University.

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Starvation prompts body temperature, blood sugar changes to tolerate next food limitationRats that have experienced past episodes of limited food resources make physiological adaptations that may extend their lives the next time they are faced with starvation. New research about starvation physiology will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.

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Hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty identifiedThe largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

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Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalinationUsed in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive.

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Last Scythe wins! Scythes, we’re making a big change to the reaping process: going ahead, when a Scythe reaps a cube, that reap will override the given consensus. If more than one Scythe reaps it, last Scythe wins! What exactly does this mean? Scythes now modify cubes “Wikipedia-style,” just like admins do. What you reap takes the place of the last reap, which took the place of the reap before, and so on. If Scyth

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Was that climate change? Linking extreme weather to global warmingAfter an unusually intense heatwave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role.

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Banded mongooses target family members for evictionBanded mongooses target close female relatives when violently ejecting members from their social groups, University of Exeter scientists have found.

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Lyme disease researchers seek consensus as number of cases growsScientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of Lyme disease, which is transmitted from wild animals to humans by tick bites, have tripled in the past 20 years. A multitude of interacting factors are driving the increase in Lyme disease cases, but t

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Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoidsSynthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person's risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes.

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What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and could even offer useful clues for drug discovery or the search for extraterrestrial life.

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Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorderPTSD will affect about 8 percent of people during their lives. A new study suggests that passively inhaling orange essential oil could offer a nonpharmaceutical option to relieve symptoms.

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A magnetic spice organizer 80 percent off? I'd buy it. Gadgets It's $10. A magnetic spice organizer 80 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.

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FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant (credit: Hades2k ) Mass hacking seems to be all the rage currently. A vigilante hacker apparently slipped secure code into vulnerable cameras and other insecure networked objects in the "Internet of Things" so that bad guys can't corral those devices into an army of zombie computers, like what happened with the record-breaking Mirai denial-of-service botnet. The Homeland Security Department issue

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Proton Arc and Auroras Captured Above British Columbia | Time-Lapse VideoVanexus Photography captured a stunning view of a proton arc (white/grey line seen on the left) and the northern lights above Porteau Cove Provincial Park on May 8, 2016.

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VIDEO: Isbjørneunge bliver ædt af kannibal-han - en anden dør af sultIsbjørnene sulter, fordi de lever af jagt på ​havisen. Men klimaforandringerne betyder, at isen smelter. ADVARSEL: Videoen er meget voldsom.

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Nanosponges lessen severity of streptococcal infectionsResearchers have shown that engineered nanosponges can reduce the severity of infections caused by the bacteria responsible for strep throat and flesh-eating disease.

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Starvation prompts body temperature, blood sugar changes to tolerate next food limitationRats that have experienced past episodes of limited food resources make physiological adaptations that may extend their lives the next time they are faced with starvation.

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How walking benefits the brainYou probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.

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The Radiohead ant: A new species of 'silky' ant grows fungus gardens for foodA new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in raising climate-change awareness. Two scientists report the discovery of three new species in a detailed revision of this previously poorly known genus of fungus-farming ants.

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Next-generation microscopyA novel microscopy method allows unprecedented insights into the spatial organization and direct interactions of immune cells within blood and liquid multi-lineage tissues. The assay, called 'Pharmacoscopy,' is able to determine the immunomodulatory properties of drugs within large libraries on immune cells in high resolution and high throughput, enabling new possibilities for drug discovery, part

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From abundant hydrocarbons to rare spin liquidsFuel such as gasoline is made up of hydrocarbons -- a family of molecules consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. Pigment and dye, coal and tar are made up of hydrocarbons too. These common, abundant materials, sometimes even associated with waste, are not often thought of as being electronically or magnetically interesting. But now scientists have made a significant find.

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NASA's Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxyNew data from three NASA missions show that the heliosphere -- the bubble of the Sun's magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system -- may be much more compact and rounded than previously thought.

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Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflictA circuit in the brain is critical for governing how we respond to conflicting environmental cues, new research concludes.

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Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youthProviding a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety, new research concludes. The brief intervention's benefits were especially noteworthy in Latino youth, more than three quarters of whom showed significant improvement.

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Does the microbiome play a role in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment?C. elegans, fed a diet of E. coli bacteria, are 100 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug floxuridine, commonly used to treat colon cancer, than worms fed different bacteria. These findings suggest that the bacteria residing in your digestive tract may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy.

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Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICUThe key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines.

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Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New solution to plastic waste?Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

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Physicians vastly underestimate patients' willingness to share sexual orientation, study findsA study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation than health care workers believe.

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New insight into brain development disorderTwo years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as congenital genetic diseases. Much is still unknown about brain development, but researchers have now new shed light on the molecules involved.

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Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variabilityThe unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly dependent on that flow. Now, researchers have found that climate change may drastically increase the variability in Nile's annual output.

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Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand GIF We’ve all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone’s finger. But even with that in mind, you’ll still be stressed watching this stabby robot in action. Advertisement Attaching a giant knife to a robot’s arm wasn’t the smartest thing

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Grizzly Bears Have a Human Problem In 2015, a woman named Barbara Paschke was attacked and killed by a black bear inside her home in northwest Montana. Paschke, who was 85 and suffered from Alzheimer’s, had been feeding bears regularly on her property, a practice that is illegal and, as her death showed, potentially fatal. Bears can quickly get used to foraging for easily accessible food sources close to human habitation, but they

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What's the best way to crack an egg? Physics has the answer. Science Swiftly, and smack in the middle Learning to crack an egg is a culinary rite of passage. Luckily, science has hatched a formula that is nearly infallible. All it requires is knowledge of a few basic…

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Brain's power to adapt offers short-term gains, long-term strainsLike air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new connections between brain regions can strain the brain's resources, which can lead to serious problems later, including Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers.

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Physical activity may ward off heart damagePhysical activity can lower the risk of heart damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of heart damage in people who are obese, according to research published today in JACC: Heart Failure.

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Three-atom molecule cooled to near absolute zero for first timePhysicists have extended a classic cooling technique to a triatomic molecule, perhaps opening a door to future molecular quantum computers

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Why expert evidence can help deliver a good deal for votersChallenging politicians in the UK to consider and talk honestly about the balance of scientific evidence is in all our interests, says Sarah Main

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Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists sayA caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic waste, say scientists.

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Crystal-Haired 'Radiohead' Ant DiscoveredA new species of ant, named after the band Radiohead, is dusted with crystalline white hairs and grows its own food.

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Our Best Look Yet at Iron Man's New Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark has a new suit in Spider-Man Homecoming. All images: Hot Toys Tony Stark can’t stop tinkering. That’s why anytime Iron Man shows up in a Marvel movie, he’s inevitably sporting a new suit of armor (I suppose merchandise might also play a small role.) The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly won’t be an exception, as Tony Stark has a brand new Mark XLVII suit he’ll be wearing—and we

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How walking benefits the brainYou probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain. The research will be presented today at the APS annual meeting at Experiment

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Starvation prompts body temperature, blood sugar changes to tolerate next food limitationRats that have experienced past episodes of limited food resources make physiological adaptations that may extend their lives the next time they are faced with starvation. New research about starvation physiology will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago.

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Orange essential oil may help alleviate post-traumatic stress disorderPTSD will affect about 8 percent of people during their lives. A new study suggests that passively inhaling orange essential oil could offer a nonpharmaceutical option to relieve symptoms.

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Here's the First Discount Ever on OxyLED's Biggest Motion-Sensing Night Light [Exclusive] OxyLED T-02 Plus , $20 with code KINJA02P Our readers have bought tens of thousands of OxyLED’s motion-sensing night lights , and now they’re offering you the first ever deal on the supersized T-02 Plus. The Plus features 36 individual LED bulbs, a rechargeable battery, and unlike a several similar models, the ability to turn on manually, rather than relying on the motion and ambient light sensor

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Star-nosed moles are nature’s speed-eating champions Animals How else are they weird? Let us count the ways What has a star for a nose and shovels for hands? Read on.

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The fading American dream: Economic mobility has nearly halved since 1940The probability for children to attain a higher income than their parents has dropped dramatically -- from more than 90 percent for children born in 1940 to 50 percent for children born in the 1980s -- according to a new study analyzing US data.

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Stem cells help researchers identify neuronal defects causing Angelman syndromeResearchers at UConn Health used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure.

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Researchers develop eco-friendly, 4-in-1 catalystPerforming multiple reactions in one shot reduces raw material needs and byproduct waste, a potential step toward a greener chemical industry. Brown University researchers have developed a nanocatalyst that can perform the four reactions needed to produce a compound potentially useful in a variety of pharmaceuticals.

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Does the microbiome play a role in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment?A study by UMass Medical School shows that C. elegans, fed a diet of E. coli bacteria, are 100 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug floxuridine, commonly used to treat colon cancer, than worms fed different bacteria. These findings suggest that the bacteria residing in your digestive tract may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy.

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Military service boosts resilience, well-being among transgender veteransTransgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty US military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life. A study from the University of Washington finds that among transgender older adults, those who had served in the military reported fewer symptoms of depression and greater mental health-related qual

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Motion sickness drug worsens motion perceptionA new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers found that oral promethazine, a drug commonly taken to alleviate motion sickness, temporarily worsened vestibular perception thresholds by 31 percent, lowering one's ability to perceive sensory information about motion, balance and spatial orientation.

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West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water isThree years of fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of wastewater from fracked wells may pose a threat to surface water, according to a study led by scientists at Duke University. The scientists used a broad suite of geochemical and isotopic tracers to sample for contaminants in 112 water wells near shale gas sites, including 20 wells that

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Nanosponges lessen severity of streptococcal infectionsIn a new study, researchers show that engineered nanosponges can reduce the severity of infections caused by the bacteria responsible for strep throat and flesh-eating disease.

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Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoidsSynthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person's risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes.

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Uber’s app fingerprinted iPhone hardware, breaking App Store rules [Updated] Enlarge / This is Tim Cook's unimpressed face. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images ) Uber's trouble continues. In a profile on CEO Travis Kalanick published yesterday, the New York Times says that the Uber CEO was called into Apple for a private meeting with CEO Tim Cook. Kalanick had directed Uber's developers to break Apple's App Store rules—he wanted the Uber app to collect unique hardware data

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Portraits of the Earth-Moon System The Earth and its moon almost form a binary planet system. The moon is enormous—relative to the size of its planet—compared with the rest of the solar system. Since the 1960s, spacecraft and astronauts have been able to “step back” far enough to capture combined portraits of the Earth and its moon, separated by some 240,000 miles. Gathered below are some of the best of these portraits, some from

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The Fact of Feeling in Robert Frost’s ‘Directive’ Robert Frost once described his initial joy in making a poem as “the surprise of remembering something I didn’t know I knew.” As a method of getting at the truth, poetry has no claims to scientific rigor—and that’s not why I read it. Rather, I think of poetry as the fact of feeling: what happens when experience transcends received forms of knowledge. Much of the pleasure I take in reading poetry

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Trump: 'I Never Realized How Big It Was' Every president faces a steep learning curve when he enters the presidency. There is, as John F. Kennedy, wrote, no school for commanders in chief. Yet even by that standard, recent interviews show a Donald Trump who is genuinely surprised by the size of his duties, the interests he must balance, and the methods required to get that done. On Sunday, the Associated Press released a transcript of a

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These caterpillars chow down on plastic bags Animals A different kind of metamorphosis Plastic bags are nothing if not persistent, but waxworms might help us get rid of them once and for all. Read on.

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Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car A technique that allows thieves to silently unlock and drive away cars is getting cheaper and easier than ever. The post Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car appeared first on WIRED .

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Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science A number of academics at the March for Science weren't there to protest—they were there to research the composition and intention of the marchers. The post Scientists Actually Did Some Science at the March for Science appeared first on WIRED .

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How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer GIF GIF: YouTube Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimize humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want you to build everything from chairs, to boats, to outdoor shelters with them. Advertisement But building things with oddly-shaped

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Nanosponges lessen severity of streptococcal infectionsIn a new study, researchers show that engineered nanosponges that are encapsulated in the membranes of red blood cells can reduce the severity of infections caused by group A Streptococcus, the bacteria responsible for strep throat and life-threatening infections such as necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease. The new treatment approach could be particularly useful for severe or antibiotic

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Ripple effects of New Zealand earthquake continue to this day November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year. Nature 544 402 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21876

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Video Games Help Model Brain’s NeuronsA video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

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Peggy Whitson Breaks Another Record in SpaceThe astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. Throughout her career, she has paved the way for women in space exploration.

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People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves ItAn unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.

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Q&A: A Dry Side EffectDry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

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Trump Calls @AstroPeggy at the International Space StationIvanka Trump joined the call, in which the president congratulated Peggy Whitson for setting a new U.S. space record.

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NASA's Fermi catches gamma-ray flashes from tropical stormsA thousand times a day, thunderstorms around the globe launch fleeting bursts of gamma rays. Now scientists have studied dozens of these events fired off by Earth's biggest weather: tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons.

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The French Election Is Macron's to Lose PARIS—Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist and ex-banker with a friendly lisp, who has improbably succeeded in casting a program of modest and highly technical economic reforms as a rousing project of French and European renewal, is France's presumptive next president. He will face Marine Le Pen, the 48-year-old leader of the far-right National Front, whose program of nativist populism would s

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Plastic-munching caterpillars may show us how to dissolve wasteA chance discovery that honeycomb moth caterpillars can digest plastic means they could hold an enzyme that will break down some of our most persistent waste

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Google’s new project will gather health data from 10,000 peopleVerily’s Project Baseline is set to study the genes, microbiomes and well-being of US volunteers, but it might not cover enough people to give useful results

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Antarktis smelter indefraNy forskning viser, at Antarktis også smelter langt inde på land. Det kan i fremtiden betyde stigende vandstande, også herhjemme.

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Most new to Medicaid have no other option if Affordable Care Act repealedAlmost everyone covered through Ohio's Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a new study has found.

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Trump tells Nasa to 'speed up' Mars landing in call to congratulate astronaut Peggy Whitson, who broke the US record for most time spent in space, received praise from president, who plans to cut Nasa’s budget and certain programs Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the US record for most time spent in space on Monday, and received a phone call from Donald Trump in which the president congratulated her and urged Nasa to reach Mars ahead of his own proposed schedule. Whitson, 57,

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Why are we reluctant to trust robots? Psychology research shows people mistrust those who make moral decisions by calculating costs and benefits – like computers do Technologies built on artificial intelligence are revolutionising human life. As these machines become increasingly integrated in our daily lives, the decisions they face will go beyond the merely pragmatic, and extend into the ethical. When faced with an unavoidable acci

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People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8's Bixby Button Because It's Currently Pointless Image: Alex Cranz/ Gizmodo The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now , but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features—voice recognition . This shortcoming wouldn’t be so obvious if only Samsung hadn’t included a new button on the side of the phone meant to launch Bixby. Thanks to

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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this yearA Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year.

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45 Feet High and RisingMaize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

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How to Make Tools on Mars, Using DustYou can't carry everything you need from Earth, so researchers made 3-D–printed shapes with mocked-up Mars dust -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Bill Nye Spends Most of His New Netflix Show Yelling at the Audience Image: Netflix If you’re skeptical about human-caused climate change or the safety of vaccines, would being berated in front of a live studio audience by a bombastic old man make you change your mind? Then congratulations, Bill Nye’s new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves The World , is literally just for you! Advertisement Wait...where’d you go, bud? I was excited when I heard that a new science show

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Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patientsMayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery. A paper, published recently in The Journal of Urology, found a 'clinically meaningful difference in survival' between renal cell carcinoma patients who had surgery to

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The placebo effect can mend a broken heart too, CU Boulder study showsFeeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain.That's the takeaway from a new University of Colorado Boulder study that measured the neurological and behavioral impacts the placebo effect had on a group of recently broken-hearted vol

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Forging new defenses against diabetic kidney diseaseScientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed an unexpected route to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease, targeting a biological pathway that is the main channel for the metabolism of glucose in the cell.

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Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youthA new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety. The brief intervention's benefits were especially noteworthy in Latino youth, more than three quarters of whom showed significant improveme

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An Uneven Tribute to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks In the first moments of the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , you learn about the miraculous clump of cells that changed medical science forever before really learning about the person who made and was killed by them. In 1951, a 31-year-old African American woman named Henrietta Lacks learned she was dying of cervical cancer. She sought treatment from a then-segregated Johns Hopkins

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Uber's Old YouTube Channel Is Incredibly Awkward, Involves Nazis Image: UberCab / Gizmodo Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company’s old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it’s a damn miracle that Uber lasted more than a year. Advertisement A link to an early “UberCab” d

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Will Self-Driving Cars Be Better Drivers If They Can Chat with Each Other?Ambitious trials of autonomous cars between London and Oxford could inspire more companies to freely share data between vehicles.

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First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulationUsing an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall system.

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Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollutionScientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of plastic shopping bags.

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The New Title for the Fourth Avengers Movie Is Apparently a Big Ol' Spoiler Avengers: Infinity War concept art. Image: Marvel. For a long time, Marvel’s next two Avengers movies were titled Infinity War: Part I and Part II . Then, last year, it was announced that the first movie had been retitled Avengers: Infinity War, while the second movie would get a new name in the future—one we still haven’t been told. Apparently that’s on purpose. Advertisement Speaking to Cinema

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Peggy Whitson’s Historic Records as a NASA Astronaut | VideoFive of Whitson's fantastic achievements are listed here by NASA, which now includes most days in space by a NASA astronaut.

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US President Calls Space Station to Congratulate Peggy Whitson | VideoThe NASA astronaut broke the record for most time in Space by a NASA astronaut on April 24, 2017. Donald Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate her.

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First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulationUsing an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall system.

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Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by plant therapy developed at WPIWhen the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the 'compassionate use' doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This small but stunningly successful trial is detailed in a new paper

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Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollutionA common insect larva that eats beeswax has been found to break down chemical bonds in the plastic used for packaging and shopping bags at uniquely high speeds. Scientists say the discovery could lead to a biotechnological approach to the polyethylene waste that chokes oceans and landfills.

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A CSIC scientist discovers that wax worms eat plasticA research scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Federica Bertocchini, has discovered that wax worms (Galleria mellonella), which usually feed on honey and wax from the honeycombs of bees, are capable of degrading plastic. The discovery has been patented by the research scientists. The CSIC scientist worked on this research with Paolo Bombelli and Chris Howe from the Universit

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A plastic-eating caterpillarGenerally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 24 may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is a caterpillar commonly known as a wax worm.

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The Fall of the French Left In the first round of a French presidential election, there will, naturally, always be more losers than winners. But until Sunday, the Socialist Party had lost in the initial round only once before: In 2002, when incumbent Prime Minister Lionel Jospin unexpectedly finished a close third, behind a surprise surge from the National Front’s leader (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen. * This year, independent-cen

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The Very Hungry Plastic-Eating Caterpillar When she’s not working in her lab at Spain’s IBBTEC institute, Federica Bertocchini keeps bees. One day, when she looked at her hives, she found them infested with caterpillars called waxworms. These insects are the bane of beekeepers because they voraciously devour the wax that bees use to build their honeycombs. Bertocchini picked out the pests and put them in a plastic bag, while she cleaned o

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Weird, hairy microbes discovered on volcano soon after eruptionMysterious mats of bacteria, dubbed Venus’s hair, have been found thriving on a volcano near the Canary Islands after it erupted and wiped out other living things

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Verizon’s $70 gigabit Internet is half the price of older 750Mbps tier Enlarge / Verizon FiOS's new top speed and starting price for bundles. (credit: Verizon) Verizon is now selling what it calls "FiOS Gigabit Connection" for $69.99 a month in a change that boosts top broadband speeds and makes lower prices available to many Internet subscribers. Actual bandwidth will be a bit lower than a gigabit per second, with "downloads as fast as 940Mbps and uploads as fast a

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Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste Wax moth larvae are usually bred as fish bait, but a chance discovery has revealed their taste for plastic – which could be used to beat polluting plastic For caterpillars that are bred as premium fish bait, it must rank as a better life. Rather than dangling on the end of a hook and wondering what comes next, the grubs are set to join the war on plastic waste. The larvae of wax moths are sold as

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Intel Optane Memory: How to make revolutionary technology totally boring Enlarge / Intel Optane Memory. Engineering sample, but we hope it's the same as retail hardware. 3D XPoint (pronounced "crosspoint," not "ex-point") is a promising form of non-volatile memory jointly developed by Intel and Micron . Intel claims that the memory, which it's branding Optane for commercial products, provides a compelling mix of properties putting it somewhere between DRAM and NAND fl

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Intel's Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives as Fast as Expensive SSDs All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo It isn’t only the junk processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use cheap hard disk drives, which are much slower than the solid state drives found in better computers. But Intel’s ne

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Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie Are So Good Together They Make Even So-So Doctor Who Great Image: BBC Peter Capaldi’s sublime portrayal of The Doctor has carried the show through some dodgy stories ever since he took over the role . But season 10 has given him a companion that’s just as capable in the form of Pearl Mackie’s Bill—to the point that it’s a joy to watch them, even if not much actually happen in the episode they’re in. And really, not a lot happens in “Smile.” In a way, the

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Did you solve it? The wrestler, the wind-up clock and the pickle jar The solutions to today’s puzzles Earlier today I set you the following riddles: 1. A retired professional wrestler boards a crowded train in Chicago when a young man stands up to offer his seat. The wrestler is not injured and is only 36 years old. All week, riders on the train offer to give up their seat so that the famous wrestler can sit down instead. Why do people keep offering their seat to

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Hearing Crashes, Seeing Light: Life with Exploding Head SyndromeThe sound of an object crashing to the ground or the sight of a bright flash of light: These are some of the things that people with a condition called exploding head syndrome can sense, even though the events did not really occur, a new study finds.

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Competition limits self-interests that pose potential problems for corporationsThe combination of lucrative incentives and pressure to meet sales goals led to a perfect storm that resulted in Wells Fargo employees creating millions of fraudulent bank accounts, said David King, an associate professor of management in Iowa State University's College of Business. It's an example of how self-interests can trump the best interests of an organization or its customers.

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The Radiohead ant: A new species of 'silky' ant grows fungus gardens for foodThe ants of the genus Sericomyrmex - literally translated as 'silky ants' - belong to the fungus-farming ants, a group of ants that have figured out how to farm their own food. The silky ants are the less well-known relatives of the famous leaf-cutter ants - well-studied, photogenic model organisms that you simply cannot avoid if you take a trip to the Neotropics.

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First world war training tunnels and trenches discovered in Wiltshire Live grenades, graffiti, Australian toffees and a 1930s red sports car among finds at site being cleared for housing A vast battlefield landscape of tunnels and trenches dug to train troops for the first world war has been discovered on army land being cleared for housing. Archaeologists who worked on the site at Larkhill, in Wiltshire, said the century-old complex was a valuable discovery – alth

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Second Handwritten Copy of the Declaration of Independence Discovered in England The Sussex Declaration. (Image: West Sussex Record Office Add Mss 8981) Harvard researchers have discovered a parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence at a small archive office in the United Kingdom. Only the second parchment copy known to exist, it contains several features that mark it as distinct from the original. Advertisement In August 2015, Emily Sneff, a researcher with the

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Competition limits self-interests that pose potential problems for corporationsNew research by an Iowa State University professor of management examines how competing interests within an organization can limit egregious unethical behavior. David King says there needs to be a restructuring of corporate governance, so more people are at the table making decisions.

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Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflictMIT researchers have identified a circuit in the brain that is critical for governing how we respond to conflicting environmental cues.

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The Radiohead ant: A new species of 'silky' ant grows fungus gardens for foodA new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in raising climate-change awareness. Two scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History report the discovery of three new species in a detailed revision of this previously poorly known genus of fungus-farming ants. Their study is publi

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This Street Outlaw Is On Cloud Nine After A Big Upset #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery After lucky draws in the list shakeup and a few good passes, List newbie Ryan is called out by Chuck for his #1 spot. 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/Street

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European Capitals Replaced by Cities with the Same Latitude How did New York end up there? Read More

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Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data [Update] Image: Unroll.Me, via Facebook The classic non-apology goes something like this: “I’m sorry if you were upset.” It’s a sneaky way of expressing regret for how one’s shitty actions made another person feel, rather than the shitty actions themselves. But the CEO of Unroll.Me—whose parent company was revealed this weekend to have sold Unroll.Me’s anonymized customer data to Uber—has invented a whole

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Today's Best Deals: Massive Board Game Sale, Pizza Oven, Anker PowerCore Turbo, and More A one-day board game sale , a 700 degree outdoor pizza oven , and Anker’s most unique PowerCore battery pack lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Anker PowerCore Turbo , $30 with code 16000MAH Anker’s PowerCore Turbo is a bit of an oddball in Anker’s lineup, but you can score one today for 40% off with a very enticing dea

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As climates cool, adaptation heats up Enlarge / Early Man had a sweet mullet. (Photo By DEA PICTURE LIBRARY/De Agostini/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images / DEA Picture Library ) While natural selection is a big part of evolution, the theory now embraces much more than that. One of the big concepts that explains a lot of the pattern of evolution throughout history is called "adaptive radiation." Adaptive radiation is a process in wh

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'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronautUS President Donald Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for setting a new space record on Monday, but expressed disdain for a particular rigor of space life—drinking recycled urine.

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What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins—which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep living cells alive—from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones has provided fodder for big questions about everything from evolution to biomaterials to extraterrestrial life.

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The Scientist at the March for Science in Washington, DC: April 22, 2017Thousands of scientists and science supporters marched from the Washington Monument to the US Capitol this weekend.

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Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalinationUsed in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive, explain researchers in a new report.

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Cancer in the family: One spouse's diagnosis can lower household incomeCaring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

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Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatmentIn newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations.

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LinkedIn membership reaches half a billionThe professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

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Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump (Update)Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.

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Dish unveils $999 system to make live online video easierDish, a company known largely for its old-school satellite TV, is now trying to make it easier for people to stream quality video live over YouTube and Facebook.

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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch moreGlobal warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.

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Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bowA white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.

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Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study showsThe unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly dependent on that flow. Now, researchers at MIT have found that climate change may drastically increase the variability in Nile's annual output.

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Images of health risks make indoor tanning messages more effectiveUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students.

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UTA, UT Southwestern findings challenge current approach to Glut1 deficiencyResearchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

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Hormone-influenced social strategies shape human social hierarchy, study showsIn a game of chicken, the most aggressive players are fueled by testosterone and are more willing to harm others; and while it may be easy to demonize such hawkish behaviors, psychology researchers from The University of Texas at Austin say there is sound evolutionary reason for their existence.

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What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and could even offer useful clues for drug discovery or the search for extraterrestrial life.

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President Trump quips about sending humans to Mars in his first term Enlarge / Flanked by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, left, and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, right, President Donald Trump called the International Space Station on Monday. (credit: NASA TV) Early on Monday morning, NASA's veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson set a US record for cumulative time in space, surpassing Jeff Williams' record of 534 days. To honor her achievement, President Donald Trump called Wh

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Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD qualityPhysicists have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the position of single fluorescent molecules can be determined with a precision of just a few nano-meters, that is, to a millionth of a millimeter.

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Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer typesA first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy has been developed that targets several different cancer types, outlines a new report.

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Mothers' relationship happiness may influence infant fussinessHow happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to researchers.

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Maternal high-fat diet may increase offspring risk for liver diseaseA new mouse study suggests that exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and immediately after birth promotes more rapid progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease later in life. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease diagnosed in adults and children.

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Speed up your web browser with 5 simple tips DIY Whether you use Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Opera Sluggish browsers and online slowdowns get in the way of the sites you're trying to reach. Use these quick tips to keep everything running smoothly.

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After the death of a friend, healing in a human social networkWounds heal - the cells in a body knit over a cut. When a neuron dies, the brain can rewire itself to make up for the loss. And now, new research suggests, something similar seems to happen within a human social network after the death of a friend.

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New function discovered for ADAR1 in protecting stressed cells from apoptotic deathThe RNA editing protein ADAR1 was first discovered several decades ago. Now, scientists at The Wistar Institute have identified a new function for the protein: It stops cells that have been exposed to stressors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation from dying. Study results were published recently in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

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Scientists reveal a new mechanism mediating environment-microbe-host interactionsResearchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live. In a paper published in Nature Cell Biology, the researchers reveal how microbes living inside the laboratory worm C. elegans respond to environmental changes and generate signals to the worm that alter the way it stores lipids.

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Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer typesResearchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

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Frozen in Time: DNA May ID Sailors Looking for Northwest Passage in 1845Scientists created a DNA database for 24 of the sailors who died during the 19th-century Franklin Expedition looking for the fabled Northwest Passage.

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Silver Lining? Climate Change Could Make Americans More FitEven though global warming is predicted to unleash calamities including frequent typhoons and more global conflicts, Americans may at least get more exercise as the planet warms.

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Trump Says He Is Cutting Back on Cable TV You could be forgiven for not making it through the entire transcript of Donald Trump’s recent interview with the Associated Press . The conversation is dizzying and at times incoherent. In a series of astonishing statements, Trump underscores the extent to which his worldview—and his sense of himself—is shaped by what he sees on television. Yet at the same time, his media literacy is questionabl

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Silicon Valley Looks to Re-Invent the Internet In its fourth season, Silicon Valley is facing the same problem many an established tech brand comes up against after a few years on the market: how to stay relevant? After charting the travails of Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and his Pied Piper company through various booms and busts, the HBO sitcom could have started to get stale, relying on the same mix of broad tech satire and foul-

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To keep EpiPen sales up, Mylan threatened states, sued making bogus claims Enlarge / Mylan Inc. CEO Heather Bresch testifies during a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee September 21, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Alex Wong ) Pharmaceutical company Mylan sued West Virginia in 2015 to keep its EpiPens on the state’s “preferred drug list,” which, if successful, would mean that the state’s Medicaid programs would ha

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New insight into brain development disorderTwo years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as congenital genetic diseases. Much is still unknown about brain development, but researchers at Utrecht University, in collaboration with their colleagues in Switzerland, have now new shed light on the molec

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Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD qualityPhysicists at Bielefeld University and the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the position of single fluorescent molecules can be determined with a precision of just a few nano-meters, that is, to a millionth of a millimeter.

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Nature plants a seed of engineering inspirationResearchers in South Korea have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the "ingenious mobility strategies" of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. This is an example of the many ways nature uses biological geometry to provide plants with muscle-like capabilities.

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After the death of a friend, healing in a human social networkThe first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person's friends. The social network repairs itself in ways that keep our total connectedness the same.

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Methadone may reduce need for opioids after surgeryPatients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study.

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Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studiesNew research reveals two new ways to identify genes that routinely are missed in studies using a common gene-sequencing method. Many of these missed genes are associated with leukemia, psoriasis, heart failure, and other diseases. As part of their new research, the team of scientists have packaged their new methods into open-source software for other researchers to use.

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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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An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sexUsing CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts.

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Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed moleIn a new synthesis of anatomy research, scientists showcase the surprising, record-breaking and just plain weird adaptations of the star-nosed mole. The animal eats faster and sports a more sensitive touch organ than any other mammal, is the first mammal known to smell underwater and offers fascinating insights about the brain-body interface.

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Timing and duration matters for school lunch and recessResearchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote healthier school lunches and increased physical activity during recess.

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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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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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Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatmentResearchers have found that the immune system's natural killer (NK) cells activate and change in response to placental ischemia. Disrupting these altered cells seems to blunt some of the dangerous complications of the condition, including high blood pressure (hypertension) and inflammation in the mother and growth restriction in the fetus.

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Vast halo of hydrogen surrounds Milky Way Observing 732,225 galaxies with the 2.5-meter telescope of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has revealed the veil of diffuse hydrogen gas enshrouding the Milky Way. After combining this staggering number of spectra—recorded patterns of wavelengths revealing clues about the nature of a cosmic target—astronomers Huanian Zhang and Dennis Zaritsky report the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting a

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An Old Rock Could Lead to Next-Generation Solar CellsPerovskite technology could disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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From abundant hydrocarbons to rare spin liquidsFuel such as petrol is made up of hydrocarbons—a family of molecules consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. Pigment and dye, coal and tar are made up of hydrocarbons too.

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Growth under pressure: New metamaterial designed with counterintuitive propertyIn the not-too-distant future, it may be possible to 3-D print virtually anything. Consider standard printers, which "synthesize" thousands of colors by using only three color cartridges. By analogy, future 3-D printers may be capable of synthesizing thousands of different material properties with a mere handful of material cartridges.

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Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxyNew data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun—calling into question the alternate view of the solar magnetic fields trailing behind the sun in the shape of a long comet tail.

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What is EPA Open Data, and why would it shut down? Environment We don’t know what we’ve got till it’s (almost) gone EPA Open Data is another resource at risk by the threat of a government shutdown. Read on.

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How fake news does real harm | Stephanie BusariOn April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls -- but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying efforts to rescue the girls. In this powerful talk, journalist Stephanie Busari points to the Chibok trage

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Marching for Science with Live Science! | VideoScientists and science-supporters gathered on April 22 in cities around the world, in a show of solidarity and respect for science.

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'Why I'm Marching': Photos from the March for Science in D.C.An estimated 40,000 people attended the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on April 22. Here's why some of them were there.

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Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variabilityThe unpredictable annual flow of the Nile River is legendary, as evidenced by the story of Joseph and the Pharaoh, whose dream foretold seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine in a land whose agriculture was, and still is, utterly dependent on that flow. Now, researchers at MIT have found that climate change may drastically increase the variability in Nile's annual output.

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Russian scientists create new system of concrete building structuresProfessor of the Institute of Civil Engineering of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) Andrey Ponomarev and a graduate student Alexander Rassokhin developed a new construction technology. Scientists created several types of building blocks based on nanostructured high-strength lightweight concrete, reinforced with skew-angular composite coarse grids.

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Statins may benefit cirrhotic patients with Hepatitis B or C infectionsInfection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.

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Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humansA result of 10 years work, Lehigh University's Sharon Xiaolei Huang and her team have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on other traditional screening results, such as Pap tests and HPV tests -- at a much lower cost. The technique could be used in less-developed

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Medicare recipients using rehabilitation services report major functional improvementsA new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. That's assuming Medicare -- the nation's largest federal health insurance program for seniors -- survives recent talk of its demise.

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Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the riseGallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. A new study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers has found that gallbladder cancer rates have decreased in men in recent years but not in women. The researchers also found that more people are being diagnosed with late-stage disease.

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Nature plants a seed of engineering inspirationResearchers in South Korea have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the 'ingenious mobility strategies' of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. Seeds maneuvered to dig into soil using a coiled appendage, known as an awn, that responds to humidity. The team investigated this awn's burrowing and discovered how the nubile sprouts seem to mimic a drill to bury themselves. Thei

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Physicians vastly underestimate patients' willingness to share sexual orientation, study findsA study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation than health care workers believe.

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Bright future for self-charging batteriesWho hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University.

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Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer typesResearchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.

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Scientists reveal a new mechanism mediating environment-microbe-host interactionsResearchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they live.

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NASA's Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of sun's interaction with galaxyNew data from three NASA missions show that the heliosphere -- the bubble of the sun's magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system -- may be much more compact and rounded than previously thought.

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Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD qualityPhysicists at Bielefeld University and the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the position of single fluorescent molecules can be determined with a precision of just a few nano-meters, that is, to a millionth of a millimeter.

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From abundant hydrocarbons to rare spin liquidsFuel such as petrol is made up of hydrocarbons -- a family of molecules consisting entirely of carbon and hydrogen. Pigment and dye, coal and tar are made up of hydrocarbons too.

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Next-generation microscopyA novel microscopy method allows unprecedented insights into the spatial organization and direct interactions of immune cells within blood and liquid multi-lineage tissues. The assay, called 'Pharmacoscopy,' is able to determine the immunomodulatory properties of drugs within large libraries on immune cells in high resolution and high throughput. Introduced in Nature Chemical Biology, Pharmacoscop

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New insight into brain development disorderTwo years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as congenital genetic diseases. Much is still unknown about brain development, but researchers at Utrecht University, in collaboration with their colleagues in Switzerland, have now new shed light on the molec

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New function discovered for ADAR1 in protecting stressed cells from apoptotic deathThe RNA editing protein ADAR1 was first discovered several decades ago. Now, scientists at The Wistar Institute have identified a new function for the protein: It stops cells that have been exposed to stressors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation from dying. Study results were published recently in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

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LGB and straight patients more willing to disclose sexual orientation than providers expectA new publication from the EQUALITY Study highlights the discordant views of patients and providers on the topic of collecting SO information in the Emergency Department (ED). The results were published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on April 24, 2017.

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After the death of a friend, healing in a human social networkThe first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person's friends. The social network repairs itself in ways that keep our total connectedness the same.

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Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of pubertyThe largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

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Prostate cancer screening rates appear to level after recent dropDeclines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according to a new study.

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Does death of a sibling in childhood increase risk of death in surviving children?Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new article published by JAMA Pediatrics.

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How do patients, clinicians feel about collecting sexual orientation data?Patients are more willing to disclose their sexual orientation in the emergency department than many health care professionals thought, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Growth under pressure: New metamaterial designed with counterintuitive propertyInspired by 3-D printing, researchers explored development of one mechanical property called effective static compressibility. As they now report in Applied Physics Letters, by using a single cartridge it's possible to print a metamaterial which expands in size under hydrostatic pressure, even though it's made up of material which behaves normally under hydrostatic pressure -- that is, it shrinks.

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Limiting patient mobility in hospitals may do more harm than goodDespite hospitals' best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife.

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A cancer in the family: One spouse's diagnosis can lower household incomeCaring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

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'Race tests' may be fueling segregation in white evangelical churchesA new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical churches who execute what the authors term "race tests" on incoming people of color.

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New approach to improve detection of landfill-related pollutionNumerous hazardous substances seep from landfills into soil and groundwater, threatening human health and the environment. However, current methods for monitoring these substances are cumbersome and can create additional hazardous chemicals.

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Energikommissionen: Vi kan snart ikke hælde mere vedvarende energi ind i systemetHvis det står til Energikommissionen skal politikerne nu ikke mere snakke MW sol og vind, men koncentrere sig om at skabe rammerne for et 100 pct. vedvarende energisystem i 2050. Men det bliver ikke gratis.

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A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful GIF Joerg Sprave , the internet’s most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponize everything from foam Nerf darts , to those tiny Ikea pencils . His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn Lego bricks into tiny projectiles. Advertisement Anyone with kids already knows that Lego bricks, with their pointy corners, can be immense

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DNA test may miss some disease-causing genes A common DNA test used to find genes linked with disease may miss key genetic risk indicators, new research suggests. Whole-exome sequencing—a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome—has been used in many studies to identify genes associated with disease, and by clinical labs to diagnose patients with genetic disorders. However, the

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The Mystery of 'Venus's Hair' After a Volcanic Eruption In the summer of 2011, earthquake swarms started hitting the Canary Islands off the African coast. The ocean belched up sulfur, staining the water yellow and green. Fish died. Seawater bubbled over like a jacuzzi. Smoking lava balloons leapt from the roiling surface. These violent events were all hallmarks of an erupting underwater volcano, which over 138 days blanketed the seafloor with newly fo

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Neuroquest: Order vs. Chaos Having evidently satisfied your mysterious woodland guide by answering all the riddles, your party has been shown safely to the edge of the mighty forest. Yes, now you are certainly growing closer to your quest’s destination, for here roll the lush, green pastures of Neurondolin, and the Golden Ganglion grows not far beyond. This fair land was has been a beautiful elven kingdom for thousands of y

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to get software patch for “red tint” issue Enlarge / Two Korean Galaxy S8s with the red tint issue. (credit: Daum ) Samsung's newest Android flagship, the Galaxy S8, launched last week . As the device trickled out to users, some customers complained about a "red tint" to the screen. It was most noticeable on a white screen, but basically, the whole color balance of the display was off. Now, just a weekend later, Samsung says it will issue

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Study: Stressing about finances can be harmful to a baby's healthIt's normal for expectant moms to worry about how their new arrival will affect their family's budget -- but a new study shows how financial stress can affect the health of the baby. Researchers found that pregnancy-related anxiety was one reason why women experiencing financial stress deliver babies of lower birth weight.

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Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalinationUsed in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive.

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No long, twisted tail trails the solar systemThe bubble that envelops the planets and other material in the solar system does not have a tail, new observations show.

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The Surreal World of the Trump Organization’s Twitter Accounts President Donald Trump, as is frequently noted, is quite the tweeter. Some of his tweets are merely cause for another round of mocking his poor grammar ; others kick off outright national scandals . Whatever it is, the internet is sure to react. But there is one corner of the internet that is seemingly unaware of the president altogether, and that corner is, ironically, the Twitter accounts for t

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Mining Threatens Chinese Fossil Site That Revealed Planet's Earliest AnimalsProtests sparked by the destruction of three key fossil-hunting areas result in a temporary halt of phosphate mining -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Take a Big Sip of the New Bone Hurting Juice Meme All image: Tumblr There’s a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don’t know what I expected.” It’s a pretty good approximation of how the bone hurting juice anti-meme that exploded in popularity over the weekend funct

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Alternating skimpy sleep with sleep marathons hurts attention, creativity in young adultsSkimping on sleep, followed by 'catch-up' days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition -- both in attention and creativity -- in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, researchers have found.

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Photosynthesis in the dark? Unraveling the mystery of algae evolutionResearchers compared the photosynthetic regulation in glaucophytes with that in cyanobacteria, to elucidate the changes caused by symbiosis in the interaction between photosynthetic electron transfer and other metabolic pathways. Their findings suggest that cyanelles of the glaucophyte Cyanophora paradoxa retain many of the characteristics observed in their ancestral bacteria, and that C. paradoxa

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New breakthrough in battery charging technologyA new study has introduced a new battery charging technology that uses light to charge batteries. This newly-developed power source is designed to work under sunlight and indoor lighting, allowing users to power their portable electronics anywhere with access to light. In addition, the new device could power electric devices even in the absence of light.

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Når prisen ikke er afgørende: 3D-printede titanium-gearhjul til cyklenJysk specialist har i samarbejde med Teknologisk Institut taget endnu et skridt i retning af ultralette gearhjul til den velbeslåede cykelentusiast.

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Blasts from the Past: Old Nuke Test Films Offer New Insights [Video]Archival mid-century footage could help physicists certify the safety and effectiveness of modern U.S. nuclear weapons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The Administration's War on Facts Is a War on Democracy ItselfPoliticians must not interfere with the free and open pursuit of science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Diamond in the Rough World of Neuroscience We have the ability to change our brains. Throughout life, even into old age, new neural connections can be formed. However, the idea the brain can change, called brain plasticity , is relatively new. Before 1963, scientists theorized that the brain remained static after birth and environment played no role in its potential. The woman who changed the conversation around brain plasticity, Marian D

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Klimaet forandrer sig: Hvad skal vi sige til børnene?Klimaforsker Ruth Mottram forsøger at koble følelserne fra i sit arbejde, men nogle gange er det svært.

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Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

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Methadone may reduce need for opioids after surgeryPatients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatmentIn newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer pop

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A cancer in the family: One spouse's diagnosis can lower household incomeCaring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

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Anti-viral treatment during pregnancy reduces HBV transmission from mother to childAn analysis of published studies indicates that the antiviral drug tenofovir given to pregnant women in the second or third trimester can help prevent mother to child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

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New approach to improve detection of landfill-related pollutionA method known as laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers a cleaner, faster and simpler approach than existing technologies for detecting contaminants in the fluids coming from landfills, known as leachates.

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'Race tests' may be fueling segregation in white evangelical churchesA new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical churches who execute what the authors term 'race tests' on incoming people of color.

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Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer, bendableA new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable has now been developed, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-level energy storage.

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Financial strain tied to low-birth-weight babiesA financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.

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Recommendation against inhaled flu vaccine is good -- for nowRecent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the US if the inhaled vaccine becomes effective again or if not having the choice of the needle-less vaccine substantially reduces immunization rates, according to a new analysis.

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Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testingTraditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evaluate the neurotoxic effect of chemicals. The alternative toxicity risk assessment could reduce reliance on animal testing while also enable quick large scale toxicity ev

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Life in Los Angeles was brutal for saber-toothed cats Science Slamming hulking prey on the ground and impaling them with sabers is tough work Saber-toothed cats in Los Angele frequently injured their spines, likely from violent episodes of twisting and straining…

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Zika outbreak may have led to fewer births in Rio de JaneiroEarly figures suggest several thousand fewer babies were born in the Brazilian city than usual in the second half of 2016, but there could be several reasons why

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Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities Opinion: Computer science departments need to teach coders more than just how to code. The post Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities appeared first on WIRED .

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Honda Will Do Nearly Anything to Get You in a Hydrogen Car The Clarity comes with years of fuel on the house, fancy features, and good lease rates. The post Honda Will Do Nearly Anything to Get You in a Hydrogen Car appeared first on WIRED .

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The Slot Donald Trump Is Unintelligible | Deadspin Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Talking To You | Fusion The Slot Donald Trump Is Unintelligible | Deadspin Russell Westbrook Wasn’t Talking To You | Fusion For Women Who Just Want to Bone, May We Suggest Craigslist | The Root New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal |

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Metastatic breast cancers: Characterizing the profile of metastases for improved treatmentA new study offers a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the first studies based on the analysis of multiple metastases obtained at the time of patient autopsies.

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Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapseThe rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to new research.

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Polymeric fluids behavior revealed at the microscopic scaleAn important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called "lab on a chip". These "chips" are injected to fill specifically designed microscopic channels. These channels contain biosensors which detect, for example, specific markers for diseases within the fluid and provide a quick diagnosis. However, an arising issue is the size of the fluid sample injected inside the chip, wi

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Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman to get a jobHaving women in scientific committees may decrease women’s opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study from Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. At the same time, female evaluators are not significantly more favorable toward female candidates.

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Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion massSeeking to further improve plasma performance, from March 7, 2017, plasma experiments utilizing deuterium ions, which have twice the mass of hydrogen, were initiated in the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS). In numerous plasma experiments being conducted in countries around the world, the use of deuterium is improving the confinement of heat and particl

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Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlledPlasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement.

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These gut microbes may protect babies from infections Gut bacteria could influence whether or not babies survive infections of the digestive system, new research with mice suggests. Hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems, including those caused by salmonella and E. coli bacteria. Millions more children get sick. The bacteria Clostridia provide animals key protection against infect

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Does swinging in sync make kids get along? Playing on the swings is more than fun. The measured, synchronous movement can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on other activities, a new study shows. “Synchrony enhances cooperation, because your attention is directed at engaging with another person, at the same time,” says Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the Universi

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Netflix slaps additional $1 billion on the price tag of producing more original content YouTube, Netflix Netflix's ambitious plans to release more original movies and TV shows are well-known, but we now have a clearer picture of the price. Netflix announced that it would raise an additional €1 billion, or about $1.08 billion, from "non-US persons" to fund new original programming efforts. While the company stated the money would be used for "general corporate purposes," Netflix has

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Here's the First Discount of the Year On Pizzacraft's 700° Outdoor Pizza Oven The propane-powered Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto pizza oven is ideal for backyard barbecues and tailgates, and Amazon’s taking a whopping $94 off today . Advertisement The Pronto hooks up to any propane tank, and reaches temperatures of up to 700 degrees, resulting in crispy crust and melted cheese, all in just five minutes. The oven almost always sells for $300, and today’s $206 deal is the first

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Link found between financial strain and low-birth-weight babiesA financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.

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Disease-associated genes routinely missed in some genetic studiesNew research reveals two new ways to identify genes that routinely are missed in studies using a common gene-sequencing method. Many of these missed genes are associated with leukemia, psoriasis, heart failure, and other diseases. As part of their new research, the team of Penn State University scientists have packaged their new methods into open-source software for other researchers to use.

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Mothers' relationship happiness may influence infant fussinessHow happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Gene may hold key to hearing recoveryResearchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day provide researchers with new tools to prevent hearing loss.

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A rocky super-earth has been found in the habitable zone of a cool star close to the sunIn September 2014 MEarth detected a possible transit in the star named LHS 1140. Using data from MEarth-South and the HARPS spectrograph, a planet was confirmed orbiting around this star with a period of 25 days.

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Metastatic breast cancers: Characterizing the profile of metastases for improved treatmentResearchers at the Jules Bordet Institute - Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven published this 21 of April an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the first studies based on the analysis of multiple metastases obtained at t

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New breakthrough in battery charging technologyA new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), introduced a new battery charging technology that uses light to charge batteries.

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VIDEO: Sådan får man 46.000 ton platform om bord på verdens største transportfartøjUnderstellet til Aasta Hansteen-platformen er 200 meter høj. Den gigantiske konstruktion skal sejles fra Sydkorea til et dybhavsgasfelt i Norskehavet.

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The Opioid Epidemic, the Border Wall, and Magical Thinking President Trump knows that the United States is suffering through one of the worst drug epidemics on record. Its breadth was captured well by Christopher Caldwell, who looked back for comparisons . “A heroin scourge in America’s housing projects coincided with a wave of heroin-addicted soldiers brought back from Vietnam, with a cost peaking between 1973 and 1975 at 1.5 overdose deaths per 100,000

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Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlledDNA self-assembly allows the unprecedented control of the optical properties of plasmonic metamolecules, report scientists.

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Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity riskFamily structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests.

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Mystery human species Homo naledi had tiny but advanced brainThe first analyses of skull data from the most recently discovered species of early human suggest that its brain was surprising sophisticated

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Synchronized voltage rhythms could maintain the body's clockCells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is maintained.

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Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winterAmbulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.

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New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibioticNew research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

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Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperaturesVaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to patients much easier, cheaper and safer.

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Unravelling a mystery cause of multiple sclerosisAhead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.

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Smart pills could revolutionize prevention and diagnosis of gut disordersResearchers have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionize the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.

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Protein structure: Game-changing PanDDA method unveils previously hidden 3-D structure dataScientists have developed a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3-D) atomic structures of proteins and other biological molecules.

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New method enables more realistic hair simulationWhen a person has a bad hair day, that's unfortunate. When a virtual character has bad hair, an entire animation video or film can look unrealistic. A new innovative method developed by Disney Research makes it possible to realistically simulate hair by observing real hair in motion.

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Photosynthesis in the dark? Unraveling the mystery of algae evolutionScientists have long studied which of the three primary photosynthetic eukaryotes (red algae, green algae, and glaucophytes) has come into existence first to unravel the biological mystery of algae evolution by analyzing their genetic information.

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Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older womenWomen at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Smashed Another Record [UPDATED] Image: Peggy Whitson/NASA Johnson via Flickr Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman. Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams’ record for cumulative time in space by an American astronaut , which was 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes. Advertisement Shattering re

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Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlledPlasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. 'The challenge is to make the structures change their geometry in a controlled way in response to external stimuli. In this study, structures were p

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Can household routines and self-regulation in early childhood prevent later obesity?Toddlers who go to bed at regular times, and are better able to control and regulate their own emotions, are less likely to develop into obese pre-teens. This is according to a study led by Sarah Anderson of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, in Springer Nature's International Journal of Obesity.

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Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion massThe National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science, in collaborative research with Nagoya University, has clarified through theory and simulation research that turbulence in a plasma confined in the magnetic field is suppressed and the heat and particle losses are reduced in cases with larger ion mass. This research provides a novel understanding for clarifying the '

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When Pluto Changed from a Fuzzy Dot into a Full-Fledged WorldA New Horizons team member recalls a transformative moment in planetary science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendableYuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used i

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Fragile Brain: Neurodegenerative DiseasesBrain disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect an estimated one in six Americans and are increasing in incidence as the population ages. In this eBook, Fragile Brain:... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Image of the Day: Science March ScenesOn April 22, thousands of people took to the streets to take part in Marches for Science around the world.

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Watch Laser-Blasted Easter Eggs Become Animated Spirographs GIF If you thought the funky tie-dye Easter egg designs you created last weekend raised the bar, you’ve got about a year to try and top what Jiri Zemanek of the University of Prague came up with. His Easter eggs feature looped animated designs that look like a Spirograph has come to life. Advertisement To create the effect, an egg was first covered in a photochromic paint that reacts to light. It

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Rusland afviser hackerangreb mod dansk forsvar En talsperson for den russiske regering afviser, at Rusland skulle stå bag hackerangreb mod danske militærfolks email-konti. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/rusland-afviser-hackerangreb-mod-dansk-forsvar-1075859 Version2

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Revealing polymeric fluids behavior at the microscopic scaleOIST researchers develop better tools to characterize polymer solutions using microfluidic platforms, promising improvements in healthcare applications.

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Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapseThe rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in Norway.

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Maternal high-fat diet may increase offspring risk for liver diseaseA new mouse study suggests that exposure to a high-fat diet in the womb and immediately after birth promotes more rapid progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease later in life. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease diagnosed in adults and children.

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Organ donation—a new frontier for AI?Organ transplants are a game of odds. Success depends on a number of factors: how old and how healthy the donor is, how old and how healthy the recipient is, how good a biological match can be found, how ready the patient is to receive it.

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Lost letters from Susan B Anthony found in old barn Lost letters found in an old wooden crate inside a Connecticut barn are changing our view of the women’s suffrage movement in America. Originally owned by suffragist Isabella Beecher Hooker, the collection includes dozens of letters from fellow movement leaders Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with photos, speeches, and pamphlets. Part of a notable family of reformers, Hooker wa

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets NASA Record For Most Days In Space When she comes back down to Earth this year, Peggy Whitson will have logged more than 650 days in space. She spoke to President Trump Monday morning. (Image credit: AP)

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Traditional Japanese uchimizu technique works to cool down hot citiesThe simple old Japanese tradition of water sprinkling - uchimizu - is an effective way of reducing extreme heat in cities. This will be TU Delft researcher Anna Solcerova's message at the EGU General Assembly (European Geosciences Union) in Vienna on Monday 24 April.

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You Can Now Own the Design Manual that Made the EPA Cool Forty years ago, the EPA had a beautiful graphics standards manual. The post You Can Now Own the Design Manual that Made the EPA Cool appeared first on WIRED .

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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers findA Virginia Tech College of Science economics researcher says the popular social media website Facebook - and its open sharing of information - is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

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Women in a tenure committee may even make it more difficult for a woman to get a jobHaving women in scientific committees may decrease women's opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study by researchers in Aalto University, Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. At the same time, female evaluators are not significantly more favorable toward female candidates.

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The initial collision between Indian and Asian continentalA recent research reveals that India-Eurasia continental collided first in central Tibet at about 65 Ma (SCES, No.3, 2017). The earliest peripheral foreland basin related to the collision has been recognized, which developed much closer to the suture zone on the Indian continental and in which the earliest detrital material sourced from Eurasian continental had been identified. This predicts that

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Reducing down to one-third of thermal resistance by WOW technology for 3-D DRAM applicationResearchers at Tokyo institute of Technology presented a design guide for reducing 30 percent of thermal resistance for three-dimensional stacked devices compared with the conventional ICs using solder bump joint structure.

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Photosynthesis in the dark? Unraveling the mystery of algae evolutionResearchers compared the photosynthetic regulation in glaucophytes with that in cyanobacteria, to elucidate the changes caused by symbiosis in the interaction between photosynthetic electron transfer and other metabolic pathways. Their findings suggest that cyanelles of the glaucophyte Cyanophora paradoxa retain many of the characteristics observed in their ancestral bacteria, and that C. paradoxa

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Recommendation against inhaled flu vaccine is good -- for nowRecent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the US if the inhaled vaccine becomes effective again or if not having the choice of the needle-less vaccine substantially reduces immunization rates, according to a new analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists.

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ELC R&D showcases research linking environmental factors/biological processes to skin and hair agingThe Estée Lauder Companies Research & Development (R&D) will present six abstracts posters focused on new findings in anti-aging skin and hair research at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), April 26-29, 2017, in Portland, Ore.

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Disney method enables more realistic hair simulationWhen a person has a bad hair day, that's unfortunate. When a virtual character has bad hair, an entire animation video or film can look unrealistic. A new innovative method developed by Disney Research makes it possible to realistically simulate hair by observing real hair in motion.

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Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendableColumbia Engineering Professor Yuan Yang has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-

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Why and how businesses should protect against data breaches from withinAs we become more connected and companies hold more data, breaches are increasing, with more than 4,000 reported in 2016 alone. A statistical analysis of breaches in the United States found that 85% were conducted by someone known to the business, usually an employee or partner.

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Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez, Who Died... In 2014 Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in Sweden in 1982 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude ? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Colombi

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How Rogue One Will Influence the Final Season of Star Wars Rebels Another crazy cameo is confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 . Peyton Reed discusses Scott and Hope’s relationship in Ant-Man & The Wasp . Plus, intriguing Fantastic Beasts 2 casting, creepy new footage of Alien: Covenant , and new looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming . To me, my spoilers! Extinction Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter, has joined the cast in an und

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Første storstilede eftersøgning efter ekstraterrestrisk liv blev en nitteGennemtrevling af adskillige petabyte af data fra radioteleskoper har endnu ikke bragt forskerne tæt på at finde intelligent liv uden for Jorden. Men jagten fortsætter.

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AI learns to play video game from instructions in plain EnglishTaking advice from humans helped an AI beat tough Atari game Montezuma’s Revenge. The approach shows how anyone could help teach AI new real-world skills

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VIDEO 10-årig violinist får 3D-printet håndDen amerikanske pige har nu meget lettere ved at holde sin violinbue takket være fem studerende.

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More people than ever before are single – and that's a good thingThe 21st century is the age of living single.

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NASA satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Arlene 'eaten' by weather systemAn animation created by NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the North Atlantic Ocean's first tropical storm of the season being "eaten" by a large frontal system.The animation from April 19 to April 22 shows Tropical Storm Arlene in the Central Atlantic Ocean as it strengthened into a tropical storm on April 21 and weakened to a subtropical storm only to be absorbed by a front

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Decrypted: The Expanse “It’s part of the equation now” Enlarge / Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper It's been a fun 13 weeks, but the second season of The Expanse has finally drawn to a close. Did it feel like a satisfying conclusion to you? Readers of the books will note we're still not quite at the end of Caliban's War , so there's plenty more to come from the protomolecule and the crew of the Rocinante. We got neither the cliffhanger nor the reveal of

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Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientistsThe psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout.

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Researchers complete phase one human trials of smart pillsResearchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionise the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.

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Disney projection system shines makeup on actors during live performancesThe facial appearance of actors can be transformed during live stage performances using a new advanced system developed by a team at Disney Research that can track an actor's movements and changing expressions so that the face can be painted with light, rather than physical makeup.

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Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate changeA Chinese Program examined the impacts of astronomy and earth motion factors on climate change. Solar impacts on earth's climate are most sensitive in polar and tropical Pacific regions and the monsoon activity plays a crucial role in the propagation of solar signal between different latitudes.

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Alternating skimpy sleep with sleep marathons hurts attention, creativity in young adultsSkimping on sleep, followed by 'catch-up' days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition -- both in attention and creativity -- in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.

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Synchronized voltage rhythms could maintain the body's clockCells in the brain's master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is maintained.

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Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiencySolar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50 percent by absorbing the spectral components of longer wavelengths that are usually lost during transmission through the cell. These findings were published on April 6 in the online edition of Nature Communications.

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NASA satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Arlene 'eaten' by weather systemAn animation created by NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite shows the North Atlantic Ocean's first tropical storm of the season being "eaten" by a large frontal system.

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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers findIn new research, Sudipta Sarangi of the Virginia Tech Department of Economics, analyzed data from more than 150 countries, showing the more Facebook penetrates public usage, the higher the likelihood of government corruption meeting protest.

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Gamma-ray evidence for dark matter weakensExcess gamma rays are still unexplained, but they might not come from dark matter.

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Google Really, Really Wants Filmmakers to Try Its New VR CameraThe search giant is betting that more content will lead to wider consumer adoption of virtual reality.

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Quantum Drag Race, Expanding Cancer Cures, and the Bat Drone—The Download, April 24, 2017The most fascinating and important news in technology and innovation delivered straight to your inbox, every day.

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UK has first coal-free power day since the Industrial Revolution Enlarge (credit: Fox Photos/Getty Images) In 1882, the world's first coal-fired public-use power station opened in London at 57 Holborn Viaduct—today a fairly nondescript location in the centre of London close to Blackfriars. On Friday, some 135 years, a few monarchs, and an entire Industrial Revolution later, the UK power grid had its first ever day without coal energy. The National Grid control

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Disabled Hands Successfully Replaced with Bionic ProstheticsIf they can brave a voluntary amputation, people with a disabled, nerve-damaged hand can now have it surgically replaced -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Goods that are 'too pretty to use' could have big effect on sustainabilityCould we help save the Earth by making everyday consumables more beautiful?

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Bio-prospecting for better enzymesWhen people hear about prospecting, they might imagine old forty-niners (miners) with pickaxes hunting for gold, or maybe an agent for the San Francisco 49ers (football team) scouting for new talent. In my lab we do another version, called bio-prospecting – searching for useful substances from natural sources. Bio-prospecting has produced many valuable products, including anti-cancer drugs derived

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Jellyfish-shaped galaxy found in Abell 2670 cluster(Phys.org)—Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have identified a new elliptical jellyfish-like galaxy in the Abell 2670 cluster. The newly detected galaxy showcases spectacular one-sided tails of gas and young stars, which indicates intense ram-pressure stripping. The findings were presented Apr. 18 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print server.

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KU-studerende lige i hælene på HarvardHarvard University vandt men fire ph.d.-studerende fra Økonomisk Institut kom lige efter og fik...

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Antarctica’s Growing Ice Shelf Crack Monitored From Space | VideoESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite has been capturing radar data of the massive crack in the Larsen-C ice shelf. When it calves,“ it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded,” according to the European Space Agency.

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Kids struggle to safely cross busy streets Children under a certain age don’t have the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger, report researchers. For the new study, children 6 to 14 years old participated in a realistic simulated environment and had to cross one lane of a busy road multiple times. Children up to their early teenage years had difficulty consistently cros

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Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapseThe rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in Norway.

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Want to boost the domestic gas industry? Put a price on carbonAustralia's gas industry is under scrutiny from the competition watchdog after apparently failing to deliver on its pledge to bring down domestic prices and ease the east coast gas supply crisis.

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Men are happier when they work full-timeA "daddy day"? More time to spend at home? Men don't need to work part-time to ensure their well-being. In fact, they are happier if they "just" work full-time. This is one conclusion of the PhD research by sociologist Sean de Hoon who examined the influence of family relationships and parenthood on differences in happiness, income and health. De Hoon obtained his PhD on Thursday 13 April at Erasm

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Google pushes fake news, hate-speech workshops (and YouTube) on UK teens Enlarge Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news. The " Internet Citizens " workshops aimed at teenagers are intended to promote "tolerance" and "empathy" and to raise "awareness" of the plethora of social issues that plague online communities. It's promised that the workshops—hosted by YouTubers Nadir Nahdi, Alain Cla

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University of Louisville researchers find readiness of public access AEDs alarmingly lowBrad Sutton, M.D., and colleagues find that regions where there is a high degree of unregistered automated external defibrillators also show a much greater chance that these devices will fail if needed.

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Study reveals mystery behind formation of hollowed nanoparticles during metal oxidationIn a newly published Science paper, Argonne and Temple University researchers reveal new knowledge about the behavior of metal nanoparticles when they undergo oxidation, by integrating X-ray imaging and computer modeling and simulation. This knowledge adds to our understanding of fundamental processes like oxidation and corrosion.

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Patients with asthma give doctors their thoughts on treatment goalsThere is increasing emphasis on the importance of measuring patient-centered outcomes of emergency care; however, the existing and most commonly used discharge metrics, which were developed outside of the emergency department setting, have limited applicability to emergency care and fail to capture the concepts that are most important to patients and families.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Hand scanner measures bitumen qualityTU Wien presents several technological innovations at the Hannover Messe: With a simple hand scanner, the quality of the bitumen, which holds the asphalt together, can be measured directly on-site.

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The mathematics of why our grandmothers love usBased on the strong reactions that it provokes from people, it would be fair to say that mathematics has an image problem.

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Ancient stone pillars offer clues of comet strike that changed human history(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately the same time as the onset of the Younger Dryas in carvings on an ancient stone pillar in southern Turkey. The group has published their findings in the journal Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

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Wood filter removes toxic dye from waterEngineers at the University of Maryland have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Liangbing Hu of the Energy Research Center and his colleagues added nanoparticles to wood, then used it to filter toxic dyes from water.

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New camera system inspired by animal visionScientists have taken inspiration from how animals' eyes work to create a new way for computer-controlled cameras to 'see'.

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Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secretsCassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Launched in 1997 as a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission, it took seven years to journey to Saturn. It's been orbiting the sixth planet from the sun ever since, sending back data of immense scientific value and images of magnificent beauty.

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Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian's Star?Alien technology is probably not causing Boyajian's star to dim mysteriously. But alternative explanations are hard to come by -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dana Foundation



Sleep Awareness Week Interview with Clifford Saper Image: Shutterstock Who wouldn’t enjoy an extra hour or two of sleep before climbing out of bed and getting ready for work? A good night’s rest, or lack thereof, not only contributes to the following day’s productivity levels and emotions, but also its long-term effects are linked to cognitive and cardiovascular health. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one third of Americans

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Anti-cancer nutrients in salad leaves increase during postharvest shelf lifeAnti-cancer compounds in rocket salad leaves have been found to increase during postharvest shelf life, countering the idea that nutritional content decreases during commercial processing.

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WIRED



An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source How one software engineer at a traditional space company convinced the bigwigs to share his command and control program. The post An Aerospace Coder Drags a Stodgy Industry Toward Open Source appeared first on WIRED .

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Futurity.org



To treat hearing loss, listen to your favorite voices As people with hearing loss work to improve their speech recognition, a familiar voice may work better than a generic one, research shows. Researcher Nancy Tye-Murray calls hearing loss “the invisible disability.” It can masquerade as other problems, from dementia to depression, and it can make those problems worse. With an aging population, the detrimental effects of hearing loss will only grow.

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Gizmodo



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tries Something Different, and Still Ends Up Being Awesome The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for a second volume. All Images: Disney The biggest problem with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Vol. 1 , if you will, was such a huge, surprise hit that most of the massive audiences who will flock to see Vol. 2 will all want to relive watching the first film. They’ll get their wish, sometimes, but other times Vol. 2

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Popular Science



We designed the roller coaster of our dreams Entertainment A monster mashup of all the best rides. Our Frankencoaster splices together four real-life record breakers—tallest, fastest, steepest, and most topsy-turvy—into one seriously sick ride.

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Revealing polymeric fluids behavior at the microscopic scaleAn important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called "lab on a chip." These "chips," not related to the electronic ones found in computers, are small devices in which biological fluids – blood or urine for example – are injected to fill specifically designed microscopic channels. These channels would contain biosensors which could detect for example specific markers for d

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Gizmodo



Choose From Nearly 100 Discounted Board Games In Amazon's One-Day Sale Amazon Board Game Sale If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal . Nearly 100 games are available , including popular titles like Labyrinth , The Grizzled , Scotland Yard , San Juan , and a lot more. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today , and the best stuff will likely sell out

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The Atlantic



The Next Gluten Two weeks ago, a publicist sent me an early copy of a book that claimed it would change everything I thought I knew about food. That happens a lot. This one caught my eye because it warned of the “hidden dangers lurking in my salad bowl,” and I was eating a salad. The book, The Plant Paradox, has an image of an artfully smashed tomato on the cover, and it tells readers that eating tomatoes is “in

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Solar cell design with over 50% energy-conversion efficiencySolar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50% by absorbing the spectral components of longer wavelengths that are usually lost during transmission through the cell. These findings were published on April 6 in the online edition of Nature Communications.

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How punk and Thatcherism came together in the surreal ZX Spectrum Pimania crazeListeners tuning in to Portsmouth's independent station Radio Victory, late at night in 1977, would have found themselves confronted with a mysterious electronic squeal. It sounded more like a transmitter malfunction or cat-like yawl than a music show. And yet, for the few hobbyists who owned a new-fangled "micro-computer", this tinny squawk could be recorded and then fed via a tape-deck into one'

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Bayes' Theorem—the maths tool we probably use every day, but what is it?Our world view and resultant actions are often driven by a simple theorem, devised in secret more than 150 years ago by a quiet English mathematician and theologian, Thomas Bayes, and only published after his death.

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Live Science



After the March: Science Advocates Prepare for a 'Marathon'After the March for Science, researchers and science supporters try to capitalize on pro-science momentum.

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Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain beltThe tropical rain belt, also known as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), is in a state of constant migration. It continuously changes position in response to the seasons and follows the sun's zenith, with a slight delay. This in turn determines the wet and dry periods in the tropics and subtropics over the course of the year. The tropical rain belt therefore effectively controls the climat

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Why we joined the March for Science After events across the world on Saturday we asked readers working in or involved in science to tell us why they were taking action Scientists from around the world took to the streets and organised online in events advocating evidence-based policy on 22 April. Related: 'Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science Continue reading...

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Scientific American Content: Global



Making Impossible Objects with MirrorsMost of us don’t really understand how mirrors work, which makes for some fun reflective deception -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announcedThe genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers led by a group at Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

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WIRED



The 10-Year Quest to Make Your Phone Do Everything What if you could turn every screen, keyboard, and surface into exactly the gadget you need, for exactly as long as you need it? The post The 10-Year Quest to Make Your Phone Do Everything appeared first on WIRED .

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WIRED



The Volunteer Dentists On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War Ukrop Dental looks like an ordinary dentist's office. Except for the bullet holes in the walls. The post The Volunteer Dentists On the Front Lines of Ukraine's War appeared first on WIRED .

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WIRED



The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real A quarter-century ago, Facebook's director of artificial intelligence made an AI chip. He was 25 years ahead of his time. The post The Race To Build An AI Chip For Everything Just Got Real appeared first on WIRED .

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Gizmodo



All the Shit That Happened in North Korea While You Were Asleep [Updated] A US Air Force U-2 spy plane prepares to land at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Monday, April 24, 2017 (Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP) Do you go to sleep hoping that when you wake up the threat of a new war in North Korea will be over? Well, if so, last night wasn’t your night. The drums of war are getting thumped harder than ever, as both the United States and North Korea keep threateni

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Futurity.org



Antibody magnifies tau for potential Alzheimer’s test Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which plagues professional boxers and football players. Now, however, scientists have found a way to measure tau levels in the blood. Tau-based diseases can lead to memory loss, confusion, and, in some cases, aggressive behavior. But resea

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Scientific survey shows highest-ever level of spawning-age female crabsThe Virginia Marine Resources Commission this week released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows a 31 percent increase in adult female crabs and forecasts another year of improved harvests. This is the highest level of adult, spawning-age females recorded in the survey's 28-year history.

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The Atlantic



Today's News: April 24, 2017 —European leaders are warning against a victory for Marine Le Pen, the French far-right candidate who finished second in yesterday’s presidential election. She faces Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist, on May 7. —Government funding runs out Friday unless Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress and the White House, can strike a bipartisan deal with Democrats by April 28. —We’re tracking t

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Scientific American Content: Global



Autism's Drug ProblemMany people on the spectrum take multiple medications, which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Scientists engaged holography in fast estimating particles in mediaOptical engineers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg developed an express method for estimating the distribution of particles in optically transparent media based on correlation analysis of holograms. As a big part of the study, they created an algorithm capable of image processing in a few seconds. The new method can be applied to engineering devices for monitoring metal shavings in engine

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Ars Technica



“Mindless Eating,” or how to send an entire life of research into question Enlarge / Can an elementary-school child eat this pile of carrots? (credit: flickr user: Diane Main ) Brian Wansink didn’t mean to spark an investigative fury that revisited his entire life’s work. He meant to write a well-intentioned blog post encouraging PhD students to jump at research opportunities. But his blog post accidentally highlighted some questionable research practices that caused a

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Scientists document coral loss and slow signs of recovery in the Central PacificNearly one year after prolonged high ocean temperatures caused devastating coral bleaching and loss in parts of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, NOAA scientists recently went back to check on their condition.

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Live Science



Sea Urchins Launch Their Weird Mobile Jaws to Scare PredatorsThese sea urchins release a cloud of venomous toothy jaws into the water to deter fish predators.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Guts and glory for RMIT smart pillsAustralian researchers have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionise the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.

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Live Science



Bizarre Sea Urchin Shoots Tiny Jaws at Predators | VideoScientists have found that the collector sea urchin wards off predators by launching a cloud of tiny, venomous jaws at them. The toothy jaws sink into the predator's flesh and pump in toxins.

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New Scientist - News



Icy Enceladus’s tiger stripes are a window on its watery depthsThe moon of Saturn is best known for its watery plumes, which make it a good place to seek life – and the cracks that release the plumes may tell us more

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The Atlantic



When Preschool Happens at Home Samira Abdulkadir came to the United States 10 years ago, a young bride with a baby boy. She was from Somalia but came to the U.S. by route of Kenya, where she was married. The family settled just outside of Boston, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Abdulkadir had more children. Her second child, a girl, was born deaf. Then she had a boy, who died after five months in the hospital. Her next child, a

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Popular Science



This excavator is one of the largest land vehicles on Earth Technology A mining monster, by the numbers. Taller than the Statue of Liberty and heavier than the Eiffel Tower, this German mining machine is one of the largest land vehicles on Earth.

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Scientific American Content: Global



We Live in a Pre-Truth UniverseThe next Magellan, tomorrow’s Einstein might be more inspired by our ignorance than by our discoveries. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Space technologies improve surgeries back on earthResearchers in Hong Kong have developed a novel surgical robotic system 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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Dagens Medicin
Gode langtidsresultater af trombektomiGavnlig effekt af mekanisk fjernelse af blodprop i hjernen vedvarer over tid, viser hollandsk undersøgelse.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Increasing visibility and enhancing impact of researchPublication is the beginning of research impact and visibility, thus dissemination of research publications have to be proactive. Researchers can promote their research work in three stages: (1) manuscript preparation and submission; (2) post-publication promoting; and (3) after receiving mentions/citations (monitoring).

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NYT > Science



The New Health Care: Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime ReductionResearch shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.

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NYT > Science



No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying CarThis isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.

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Ingeniøren



»Det er faktisk ikke så svært at avancere på karrierestigen« Lotte Sørensens skepsis mod at deltage i Alfa Lavals karriereprogram kun for kvinder blev afløst af større jobtilfredshed. Som de fleste øvrige deltagere rykkede hun op ad karrierestigen – helt i tråd med programmets mål. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/faktisk-ikke-sa-svaert-at-avancere-7673 Jobfinder

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Ingeniøren



Maskinfabrik i Rødovre har produkter på MarsEn målrettet strategi, hårdt arbejde og det rene held har givet Kvisgaards Maskinfabrik en plads som underleverandør for luftfarts- og rumfartsindustrien.

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Viden



CO2 i atmosfæren når endnu en sørgelig rekordI tirsdags målte man for første gang en koncentration af CO2 i atmosfæren på over 410 ppm.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Researchers investigate the ocean's deep biosphereBundled in layers of blankets for warmth, Laura Zinke settled in for a two-hour ride to the bottom of the ocean. The temperature dipped significantly once she and her colleagues passed the depth still touched by sunlight, and it would continue to drop as an engineer maneuvered the Alvin submersible research vessel deeper and deeper toward the seafloor. Through a small porthole, Zinke saw fluoresce

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The "Hobbit" hits the headlines again, but is the mystery of its origins really solved?It's been the scientific equivalent of a never ending soap opera. The pygmy human species Homo floresiensis (aka 'the Hobbit'), discovered in 2003 in a cave on the island of Flores, has been bogged down in a mire of controversy for almost 15 years.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Video: Earth as a planetEarth is the largest rocky planet in our Solar System, and the only body we know of capable of supporting life. With so much news about exoplanets dominating the headlines, in this episode of Space we take a step back to take a look at Earth as a planet.

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BBC News - Science & Environment



Government seeks clear air plan delayThe UK government may face legal action after seeking to delay publishing its plan to tackle air pollution until after the general election.

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Gizmodo



Will Amber Heard and Elon Musk Die on Mars Together? Rumors have been swirling for months that SpaceX founder Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard have been dating. But it looks like they’ve finally made that news official . Well, Instagram-official, anyway. Advertisement Musk and Heard both posted photos to their Instagram accounts last night showing the couple at the restaurant Moo Moo on the Gold Coast of Australia. Heard is in Australia filming th

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Ingeniøren



Claus Hjort: Russerne har hacket Forsvaret i over to år Ifølge Forsvarets Efterretningstjenestes rapport er der ikke forsvundet nogle oplysninger markeret som 'klassificeret', men de stjålne oplysninger kan bruges til mere alvorlige angreb senere, vurderer lektor. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/claus-hjort-russerne-har-hacket-danske-forsvar-med-succes-to-aar-1075843 Version2

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Ingeniøren



Kontroversiel forskning: Light-sodavand forbindes med øget risiko for slagtilfælde og demensData fra en stor befolkningsundersøgelse tyder på en sammenhæng mellem alvorlige sygdomme og læskedrikke med kunstige sødemidler. Men eksperter advarer mod forhastede konklusioner.

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New Scientist - News



Talk of a ‘localised nuclear conflict’ is ignorant and dangerousAny nuclear war, no matter how small, would result in a nuclear famine. We should all work to dispel the notion that regional conflicts would have only regional effects

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The Atlantic



Who Does the Anne Frank Center Represent? Sean Spicer was in trouble. In a press conference addressing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people, the White House press secretary had fallen into one of his signature slow-moving train-wrecks of an analogy: “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he said, later clarifying that he understood Hitler did

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Research on ready-to-use therapeutic food seeks drastic reduction in fatalities from severe acute malnutritionFor chemical engineer Tonghan Gu, a typical day of fieldwork in Mumbai, India, begins not in a lab, but with a visit to Shree Char Bhuja Dairy. The clerks at this small shop in the city's northern suburbs are friendly, if slightly puzzled, as they handle his request for 10 one-liter pouches of milk. The daily transaction takes only a minute or two, but it is part of a project that seeks a lasting

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Graphene holds up under high pressureA single sheet of graphene, comprising an atom-thin lattice of carbon, may seem rather fragile. But engineers at MIT have found that the ultrathin material is exceptionally sturdy, remaining intact under applied pressures of at least 100 bars. That's equivalent to about 20 times the pressure produced by a typical kitchen faucet.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Internet of the future via massive mobile antennae technologyMobile base stations for 5G solutions will consist of hundreds of small antennas. Benefits include faster transmission, improved energy efficiency, better security and wider coverage. Researchers at Aalborg University are at the forefront of developing the new antenna technology.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Makerspaces could enable widespread adoption of microfluidicsFor more than a decade, scientists have publicized the potential of microfluidics to revolutionize the test and analysis of substances ranging from water to DNA. Thousands of journal articles have chronicled researchers' development of novel microfluidic devices for diagnostic tests. Miniature, self-contained analysis systems, often referred to as labs-on-a-chip, have streamlined various assays, p

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Researchers develop faster biosensor platform using a magnetic fieldA research team led by Professor CheolGi Kim has developed a biosensor platform using magnetic patterns resembling a spider web with detection capability 20 times faster than existing biosensors.

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A black hole in a low mass X-ray binaryA globular cluster is a roughly spherical ensemble of stars (as many as several million) that are gravitationally bound together, and typically located in the outer regions of galaxies. Low mass X-ray binary stars (LMXBs) are systems in which one star is compact (a neutron star or black hole) and is accreting matter from a companion star.

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Learning historical thinking with oral history interviewsWorking with oral histories in schools has become very popular in Germany, the United States and many other countries. Eyewitnesses of the past are able to deliver authentic accounts of events in their lives which affect students more deeply than written texts. Furthermore, teachers hope that working with eyewitnesses encourages students to work like historians and, for example, to critically ques

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Satcom-based Planet service boosting special flight operationsThanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.

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Solving the separase–securin complexThe structure of an important protein complex that regulates the metaphase-to-anaphase transition during cell cycle progression has been solved using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) at Diamond Light Source. The structural study, detailed in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, has provided valuable insights into the inner workings of the separase–securin complex.

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Dagens Medicin
PLO truet med lovindgreb i OK-forhandlinger Hvis ikke lægerne bliver enige med RLTN om de »få hundrede millioner«, parterne strides om, risikerer parterne et lovindgreb, varsler PLO-formand.

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Game-changing PanDDA method unveils previously hidden 3-D structure dataScientists have utilised Diamond Light Source to develop a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3D) atomic structures of proteins and other biological molecules.

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Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperaturesVaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer.

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Ingeniøren



VIDEO: Elektrisk VTOL-fly letter for første gangDen tyske virksomhed Lilium viser nu, at deres fuldskala prototype som lovet både kan lette og lande lodret og mestrer overgangen til at flyve som et almindeligt fly.

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Japan's Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip-making technologyNikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies.

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Big Think



Gamers Around the World Will Join Scientists in the Search for a New Earth Amidst the recent discovery of super-Earth LHS 1140b - one of the "most exciting” exoplanets discovered in the last decade - a unique scientific crowdsourcing project is about to begin to further advance the search for new planets. Read More

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Game-changing PanDDA method unveils previously hidden 3-D structure dataScientists have utilised Diamond Light Source to develop a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3-D) atomic structures of proteins and other biological molecules.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News



Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperaturesVaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to patients much easier, cheaper and safer.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News



Malaria sickening thousands in US and racking up millions in healthcare costs, new study findsA new study published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene shows that malaria led to a count of hospitalized patients and deaths that easily eclipsed other travel-related illness and generated about half a billion dollars in healthcare costs in the US over a 15-year period.

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Ingeniøren



Energikommissionen: Lad markedskræfterne styre fremtidig energipolitikUdfas statstøtten, og lad markedet udvikle den vedvarende energi. Sådan lyder ét af flere forslag fra Energikommisionen, som i dag fremlægger sine anbefalinger til regeringens fremtidige energipolitik.

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Viden



Biobusser ruller ud på nordens travleste buslinje

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Science | The Guardian



Mexico's ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries An eight-year project at Teotihuacán, once the western hemisphere’s largest city, failed to locate its rulers’ tomb but findings offered tantalising clues to its origins For decades, the hunt for a royal tomb at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán has gripped archaeologists trying to unravel the secrets of the kingdom’s extraordinary political power. It is a mystery investigators thought they

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Ingeniøren



Otte universiteter skal udvikle selvkørende biler for General MotorsPå bare tre år skal forskere og studerende på udvalgte amerikanske universiteter gøre en bil selvkørende på niveau 4.

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Science | The Guardian



Lyrid meteor shower illuminates sky over China – timelapse video Stargazers were treated to a spectacle when the Lyrid meteor shower lit up the night sky over the north-eastern province of Jilin at the weekend. The annual event usually occurs between 19 and 23 April when the Earth passes through the dusty tail of comet Thatcher Meteor brightens night sky in Siberia – video Continue reading...

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study findsConservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to humans.

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphoneElectronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens.

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The Atlantic



How Trump Is Upending the Conventional Wisdom on Illegal Immigration Obamacare remains the law of the land. So does NAFTA. Tax reform exists only as pixels in a tweet. Infrastructure ain’t happening. Five months after the Republicans won united control of Congress and the presidency, it seems uncertain whether one-party Washington can avoid a government shutdown over a budget dispute. Yet as Day 100 of his presidency nears, President Donald Trump can take credit f

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The Atlantic



Don't Grade a President on His First 100 Days The election of Donald Trump, and the early days of his presidency, have driven many Americans to rummage through history in search of context and understanding. Trump himself has been compared to historical figures ranging from Ronald Reagan to Henry Ford , and from Andrew Jackson to Benito Mussolini . His steps have been condemned as unprecedented by his critics, and praised as historic by his

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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories



Philips posts sevenfold jump in profits in Q1Dutch electronics giant Philips on Monday posted a sevenfold leap in first quarter profits after spinning off its lighting business last year.

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Dagens Medicin
Ny undersøgelse: Sprogbarrierer skyld i fejlbehandling af indvandrereSprogbarrierer og kulturelle misforståelser fører til diagnose- og behandlingsfejl for 65 pct. af de henviste patienter. Det viser en undersøgelse fra Indvandrermedicinsk klinik på Odense Universitetshospital.

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Dagens Medicin
Kræftmiddel fejler i to studierTo senfase-studier med det eksperimentelle kræftmiddel veliparib fra Abbvie har ikke vist den forventede effekt hos patienter med lunge- og brystkræft.

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cognitive science



Why Losing a Dog Feels Like Losing a Family Member; Why Innervation Works; and The Seeing Theory amongst our collection of curated pieces this week, in the Monday Morsels. submitted by /u/neuralle [link] [comments]

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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
Nye tal: KU er Nordens spydspids i Nature og ScienceKøbenhavns Universitet er den forskningsinstitution i Norden, der udgiver klart mest i verdens...

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Research finds new info about higher number of male babies of Indian-born women in CanadaThe researchers who reported last year that more male babies than expected were being born to Indian-born women living in Canada have now found the numbers are driven by women whose mother tongue is Punjabi and, to a lesser extent, Hindi.

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Ingeniøren



Danmark er godt rustet til den digitale revolution Den eksplosive digitale udvikling vil revolutionere verden, som vi kender den. Men bare rolig, det danske samfund vil med sin fleksibilitet og manglende autoritetstro stå stærkt, lyder det fra it-branchen. Digitale forbilleder skal vise vejen. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/digitale-helte-skal-mane-dommedagsprofetier-jorden-7417 Jobfinder

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Science-Based Medicine



Outbreaks among Somali immigrants in Minnesota: Thanks for the measles again, AndyAndrew Wakefield's antivaccine propaganda film VAXXED claims that MMR vaccination causes autism in African American boys. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Wakefield has targeted people of color with antivaccine misinformation. Before there was VAXXED, Wakefield and antivaxers targeted Somali immigrants in Minnesota. Measles outbreaks have been the result.

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Science | The Guardian



​How ​my potentially fatal allergy was cured – with 70 wasp stingsFour years ago, Gavan Naden nearly died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. He became fearful of going outside, but a drastic immunotherapy regime has saved him Over the past three and half years, I’ve had 70 wasp stings injected into my left arm. Voluntarily. This hasn’t been an exercise in masochism, but rather to ensure I can go outside without screaming from fear. Every year in

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Science | The Guardian



Can you solve it? The wrestler, the wind-up clock and the pickle jar Three riddles that will wrestle you to the ground UPDATE: Read the solutions here Hi guzzlers, I have a different type of puzzle for you today: three riddles suggested by Adam Rubin , a magician, bestselling-writer and puzzle designer. Read the following stories and answer the questions. Continue reading...

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Ingeniøren



Læge på Hillerød Hospital: Simpel vaccinering skal overdokumenteres i Sundhedsplatformen Sundhedsplatformens uoverskuelige interface, de mange, lange dokumentationskrav og uklare fejlmeddelelser er blandt den kritik, som afdelingslæge Jannie Hjerpe rejser af Sundhedsportalen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/afdelingslaege-paa-nordsjaellands-hospital-retter-alvorlig-kritik-mod-sundhedsplatformen Version2

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Science | The Guardian



Are left-handers more likely to crash their cars?New research suggests southpaws are more likely to have traffic incidents than right-handers. But perhaps our roads are simply rigged against the left Name: Left-handed people. Also known as: Lefties, southpaws. Continue reading...

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News



Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older womenWomen at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News



Nurse practitioners are not regularly assessing brain health and need standardized assessment tools to regularly conduct critical brain health assessmentsWomenAgainstAlzheimer's and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health are releasing survey findings showing that a significant number of nurse practitioners in women's health do not raise brain health issues with patients and need more education and tools to make brain health assessments a regular occurrence.

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Few studies consider hearing loss when assessing communication with physiciansDoctors believe that communication with those under their care is important, but most studies of communication between physicians and older adults do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction. The findings come from a review published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity riskFamily structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests.

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Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screeningA new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to a higher risk of developing preclinical prostate cancer as well as a higher risk of that cancer progressing more quickly to advanced stages.

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Patients in team-based practices less likely to visit ED after hospital dischargeOlder patients enrolled in team-based primary care practices in Quebec had similar rates of hospital readmission, and lower rates of emergency department visits and death after hospital discharge, compared with those in traditional fee-for-service practices, found a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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New Canadian guideline: No screening for hepatitis C in adults not at increased riskThe Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus in adults at low risk in a guideline published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosisAhead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday, April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.

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Immunotherapy Pioneer James Allison Has Unfinished Business with CancerWhy do most patients fail to respond to the newest cures?

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Revealing the mystery behind the formation of hollowed nanoparticles during metal oxidationNew knowledge has been gained about the behavior of metal nanoparticles when they undergo oxidation, by integrating X-ray imaging and computer modeling and simulation. This knowledge adds to our understanding of fundamental processes like oxidation and corrosion.

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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers findAn economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Obesity is top cause of preventable life-years lost, study showsObesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure, new research has shown.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Daring declaration: 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, 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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Oral history in history lessons: more fun, less learnedWorking with oral histories in schools has become very popular in Germany, the United States and many other countries. Eyewitnesses of the past are able to deliver authentic accounts of events in their lives which affect students more deeply than written texts. Furthermore, teachers hope that working with eyewitnesses encourages students to work like historians and, for example, to critically ques

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodesOrganic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are promising candidates for flexible flat displays. By means of a screening process, it is now possible to identify more quickly lead structures with superior luminescence and charge-transport properties.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen, few use other sun-protection measuresPatients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin, are more likely to use sunscreen but do not use other protection measures.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Spermidine-rich foods may prevent liver cancer, extend lifespanSpermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains—seems to prevent (at least in animal models) liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common type of liver cancer.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Are the Paris soil carbon sequestration goals unrealistic?The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists in a new article.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Novel molecular pathway in aggressive breast cancer offers potential therapeutic targetsA novel molecular mechanism involved in progression and metastasis in the most aggressive form of breast cancer has now been identified by researchers. The gene MAFK is known to be induced by the TGF-? signaling pathway, which is involved in breast cancer development. The team reported that MAFK protein, in turn, induced cancerous behaviors in cells by switching on the breast cancer-associated gen

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



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

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



New findings from research into multiple concussions in hockey playersThe relationship between head injuries suffered during contact sport and Alzheimer’s disease is now being called into question thanks to new research that has revealed that hockey players with multiple concussions probably have other injuries in their brains.

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Light can be utilized to control gene functionLight can be used as an accurate method to control gene expression, shows groundbreaking optogenetics study. In a new study, the researchers were able to induce and inhibit the expression of genes in mammalian cell cultures and were able to regulate intracellular protein levels using light signals. The approach was also used to regulate gene transcription at endogenous genomic sites when combined

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



3D-printing of glass now possibleThree-dimensional printing allows extremely small and complex structures to be made even in small series. A new method now allows glass to be used for this technique. As a consequence of the properties of glass, such as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to acids, the use of this material in 3D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, such as optics, data

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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily



Influenza: More efficient, more protective vaccinationsNew findings challenge the traditional policy of replacing old strains in existing human influenza vaccines with recent variants with only minimal changes.

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BBC News - Science & Environment



Ex-child soldier wins environment prizeAn ex-child soldier who has spent years risking his life to fight illegal mining and wildlife poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been given a prestigious award that honours 'environmental defenders' around the world.

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Undersøgelse: Kommuner gør ikke nok mod oversvømmelserSelv om alle kommuner har fået lavet klimatilpasningsplaner, mangler mange en plan for, hvordan de i praksis vil beskytte borgerne mod oversvømmelser.

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The Atlantic



The Leftovers: Meet Me in St. Louis Each week following episodes of the third and final season of The Leftovers , Sophie Gilbert and Spencer Kornhaber will discuss HBO’s drama about the aftermath of two percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishing. Sophie Gilbert: Spencer, am I right in thinking that last week there were no opening credits for the show? No OG string-horror as frescoes get sucked up into the sky, no Iris DeM

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BBC News - Science & Environment



Road verges 'last refuge' for plants - conservation charityRoadsides are often littered with rubbish and weeds but they are havens for rare flowers.

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Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study findsA new study finds that improved human health is not a benefit of conservation -- at least when health is measured through the lens of infectious disease. The paper analyzed the relationship between infectious diseases and their environmental, demographic and economic drivers in dozens of countries over 20 years.

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Ingeniøren



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Gizmodo



New Documentary Explores Mystery Behind Batman's Secret Co-Creator Still: YouTube If there’s one name that is synonymous with Batman, it’s Bob Kane. As the series’ original creator, he’s long been seen as the genius behind the Dark Knight. One documentary is shining a Bat Signal on the other man behind Bruce Wayne. Advertisement Batman and Bill is all about Bill Finger, a man long (un)credited as the co-creator of Batman and many of its key characters. Accounts

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Science | The Guardian



Obesity blamed for sharp rise in kidney cancer in UK Cancer Research UK says disease has risen 40% in last decade, and threatens to become one of the fastest growing cancers Obesity is to blame for a surge in kidney cancer in the UK, causing an extra 20,000 cases in the last 10 years, according to a leading charity. Cancer Research UK says that new cases of kidney cancer have risen steeply, by 40% over the past decade. Continue reading...

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Gizmodo



Mind-bending 360° Video Takes You From Space to Tokyo and Back Again GIF So far, 360° videos have mostly worked as novelty items that are rarely impressive. But I have to say this motion graphics exercise that starts in a sort of Max Headroom-ish outer space blasts through a deconstructed Tokyo and finally turns into a Space Odyssey-style head trip is one of the finest examples of the technique that anyone’s produced. Advertisement Japanese R&D firm Wowlab produce

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The Atlantic



Trump Was Wrong About France Following Thursday’s terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, which killed one police officer and wounded two others, Donald Trump made a prediction. “The people of France will not take much more of this,” he wrote on Twitter. “Will have a big effect on presidential election!” It seemed like the American president was implicitly backing one of the leading candidates in that election, the

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EurekAlert! - Breaking News



New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibioticNew research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

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Science-Based Medicine



Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 04/23/2017Protection from vampires. An autistic muppet upsets anti-vaxers. Naturopaths want insurance money. Big Chiro: what THEY don't want you to know. This blog is futile. And more.

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Altered immune cells may both contribute to preeclampsia and offer new hope for treatmentIn a new study presented today at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017, researchers have found that the immune system's natural killer (NK) cells activate and change in response to placental ischemia. Disrupting these altered cells seems to blunt some of the dangerous complications of the condition, including high blood pressure (hypertension) and inflammation in the mother and grow

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Gizmodo



The Most Outstanding Cosplay of C2E2 2017 All photos: Beth Elderkin This weekend might have been focused on pro-science marches, but science education also made a cameo at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, with an appearance by the charming Ms. Frizzle of The Magic School Bus (which recently got a reboot pickup). Advertisement This weekend’s event was filled with some of the coolest cosplayers of the Midwest, with

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An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sexEarth's creatures outwardly display an astonishing diversity of genitalia and mating behavior, but the intricate details of how genitalia interact during copulation has remained largely mysterious. In a new study, researchers deploy inventive new techniques to decipher the internal dynamics of copulation. They demonstrate the approach in multiple species of marine mammals, which are animals known

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An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sexUsing CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts.

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The Atlantic



A Rebuke of France's Political Establishment Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have little in common on the face of it. Macron, who exit polls project as the winner of Sunday’s first round presidential election in France, is a political neophyte. His centrist, globalist, pro-EU policies, are antithetical to the populist movements sweeping the West. Le Pen, who finished second in Sunday’s election, is an embodiment of that movement: Her far-

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Gizmodo



Uber's CEO Became a Big Boy When Tim Cook Gave Him a Stern Talking To Photo: Getty Controversial Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a career retrospective profile in the New York Times today that covers his awkward early years and his propensity to invite conflict. Among the new information that it reveals, there’s an enlightening story about the time Tim Cook had to summon Kalanick after discovering that Uber was still tracking iPhones after its app had been delete

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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

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