Science | The Guardian

Aldi pulls Dutch eggs in Germany as insecticide scandal widens Supermarket chain makes move ‘purely as a precaution’ but acknowledges it could lead to ‘market shortages’ for eggs Discount supermarket Aldi said on Friday it was pulling all Dutch eggs from its shelves in Germany over an insecticide scandal that has spread to food stores across Europe. Aldi said it was making the move “purely as a precaution” but acknowledged it could lead to “market shortages”
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

See Paul Bettany Play The Investigator Who Interrogated Unabomber Ted Kaczynksi Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery and Discovery GO With an IQ of 168, Ted Kaczynski could outsmart the investigation. As the agency's only hope, Fitz prepares to meet the Unabomber. Stream The Premiere Before It Airs On TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMTwrx7ehhc Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Fo
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NYT > Science

Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities EndsAn alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100Weather-related deaths could surge by 2100 if nothing is done to curb climate change, scientists say.
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NYT > Science

News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists SayFears that embryo modification could allow parents to custom order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed are closer to science fiction than science.
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Ted Stanley, Whose Fentanyl Lollipop Treated Chronic Pain, Dies at 77His invention, a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, was a breakthrough for cancer patients young and old.
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Ars Technica

Security researcher who neutralized WCry to be released on $30,000 bond Enlarge (credit: Penn State ) Marcus Hutchins, the celebrated British security professional who was arrested Wednesday on federal charges he helped create and distribute malware that steals banking credentials , will be released from detention pending $30,000 bail, according to Las Vegas reporter Christy Wilcox and other news outlets. Wilcox reported on Twitter that Hutchins will stay in a halfwa
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: It’s Better to Swim Alone, Yet Together, if You’re a SalpAlthough they form chains to swim as a collective, these gelatinous marine organisms use uncoordinated strokes when not in danger, a study finds.
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The Atlantic

The War Against H.R. McMaster Updated on August 5 at 11:51 a.m. ET Long-simmering tensions within the White House burst into public view this week after the firings of three National Security Council officials, resulting in National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster becoming Public Enemy No. 1 of the pro-Trump online brigades. McMaster has cleaned house at the NSC over the past few weeks. Via his deputy Ricky Waddell, he fired d
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What Did Martin Shkreli Do to Make the Internet So Angry?A short rundown of the what the "pharma bro" did to become an internet villain.
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Ars Technica

Army tells troops to stop using DJI drones immediately, because cyber Enlarge / Because the cyber. (credit: Brad Jones ) The US military has a lot of drones —and an unending demand from troops in the field for more. As a result, the Army has for some time allowed units to purchase hundreds of off-the-shelf drones made by DJI, the Chinese consumer drone maker. The Army Aviation Directorate has provided "airworthiness releases" for DJI drones over 300 times for a var
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Science | The Guardian

Extreme weather deaths in Europe 'could increase 50-fold by next century' If no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, weather disasters could kill 152,000 a year between 2071 and 2100, says study Deaths from weather disasters could increase 50-fold in Europe by the start of the next century if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or protect citizens, researchers have warned. A new study estimates a toll of 152,000 deat
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Popular Science

This is how much of the world is currently on fire Environment The 2017 fire season is a global phenomenon. This year seems to be a particularly bad fire season, with record breaking conflagrations stretching from the US to Europe to Russia.
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Live Science

Death Valley Breaks Record for Hottest Month Ever in the USJuly temperatures in Death Valley have incinerated previous records.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Work It What We’re Following Jobs on Jobs on Jobs: The U.S. economy continued its record streak of jobs growth in July, adding jobs for the 82nd month in a row, according to the Labor Department. Toyota and Mazda also announced their agreement to build a new assembly plant in the U.S. , a decision President Trump hailed on Twitter as a “great investment in American manufacturing.” The president’s campaig
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Gizmodo

The Concourse Here’s Everything That Happens In The Leaked Episode Of Game Of Thrones, Which Rules | The Concourse Here’s Everything That Happens In The Leaked Episode Of Game Of Thrones, Which Rules | Jezebel Man Allegedly Held Girlfriend and Children Inside House For Two Years | The Root The Baltimore Ravens Asked Fans Who Supported Colin Kaepernick to Show It; Now They Aren’t Taking Any Comments | Splinter Slate’s Biggest Enemies Are Donald Trump and Its Staff Trying to Unionize |
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Gizmodo

At a Climate Justice Fashion Show, the Kids Prove They're Gonna Be All Right Photos by Ellie Shechet. There’s not a ton of room for environmental optimism these days—optimism in general seems to have taken a leave of absence in the Trump age—but that wasn’t the case at the 6th annual Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS), hosted by UPROSE , a Latino community-based organization based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The summit billed itself as “the largest gathering of young peopl
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The Atlantic

Trump and the Paris Agreement: What Just Happened? On Friday afternoon, the Trump administration struck an unusually Augustinian tone as it continued to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. We’re definitely, completely, undoubtedly leaving the accord, said the U.S. State Department in a statement . Just not yet. The announcement didn’t contain any surprising news, but it answers a few outstanding questions about how the United Sta
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Scorpions Are Ancient, but Some Species Are New to ScienceScorpion scientists have identified three new species among these ancient arachnids.
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cognitive science

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO SHAPE YOUR BRAIN: Dr.Lara Boyd submitted by /u/artificialbrainxyz [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo

Which of These New Emoji Candidates Will Be Cast in the Emoji Movie Sequel? Image: Columbia Pictures On Friday, Unicode officially announced the candidates for new emoji to be included in next year’s update. So, naturally, that means it’s time to cast the followup to The Emoji Movie, this year’s beloved summer blockbuster. There are 67 potential new additions, but only some will make the cut. These are those emoji. We’ve put as much thought into the plot of this film as
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Tales of Darkness: Deadliest Catch's Capt. Jake Anderson Darkness | Watch on the Discovery GO App! Deadliest Catch's Jake Anderson relives one of the most terrifying nights he's ever spent on his boat, alone and haunted by a mysterious sound. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitt
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Gym, Trump, Laundry Today in 5 Lines Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is “reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas” as part of its effort to crack down on leaks. President Trump touted the news of Toyota and Mazda’s plans to jointly build a vehicle-assembly plant in the U.S., calling it a “great investment in American manufacturing.” He heads to New Jersey, where he’ll spend a 17-day wo
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Chemogenetics Doesnt Work Like Many ThoughtA study finds the so-called DREADD method of manipulating neurons using a drug called CNO actually works via clozapine.
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Ars Technica

It’s Dota 2 time: Y‘all should watch The International Enlarge / The aegis of champions. (credit: Valve) The biggest competition in all of e-sports is about to kick off in earnest: the Dota 2 International 2017 starts on Monday. Sixteen teams will compete in Seattle's KeyArena for a prize pool of more than $23 million, with the winning team alone picking up more than $10 million. For reasons that aren't remotely clear to me, there are still a few peo
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

How do birds get their colors?Birds exhibit an extraordinary diversity of plumage pigmentation patterns. It has been overlooked, however, that complex patterns can be produced only with the contribution of melanins because these are the only pigments under direct cellular control.
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Ars Technica

Researchers say WannaCry operator moved bitcoins to “untraceable” Monero Enlarge (credit: Monero) When the master or masters of the WannaCry cryptoransomware worm emptied the bitcoin wallets associated with the malware earlier this week, they apparently did so to make future movement of the funds more anonymous. According to researchers at the Italian information security firm Neutrino, the bitcoin were exchanged for XMR, the "untraceable" private digital currency bac
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and coolOne big drawback to biosensors that measure sweat is you have to sweat. But researchers at the University of Cincinnati have come up with a new biosensor that can stimulate perspiration for days on just a tiny patch of skin.
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Big Think

Don’t Just Learn to Code. Silicon Valley Needs More Fuzzies Silicon Valley needs more diversity of thought and well-rounded thinkers. An interview with Scott Hartley, author of The Fuzzy and The Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World. Read More
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Science : NPR

New Human Embryo Editing Research Reignites Ethical Debate NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dr. George Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School, about the ethical discussions surrounding editing the DNA of human embryos and what the future of the technology might look like.
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Gizmodo

Go Hog Wild With Amazon's BOGO 40% Off Nerf Gun Sale BOGO 40% off Nerf Guns: N-Strike | Rival Be the hero (or villain) or your next Nerf fight with Amazon’s BOGO 40% off deal. Broadly speaking, the deal is supposed to be available on all N-Strike and Rival -branded blasters, but they don’t all seem to be eligible. Just be sure you see the following promotion on the product page: You can mix and match two eligible guns, and the 40% discount will aut
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Latest Headlines | Science News

What Curiosity has yet to tell us about MarsCuriosity has revealed a lot about Mars in the last five years. But NASA’s rover still has work to do on the Red Planet.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss The Lost Cause Rides Again — Ta-Nehisi Coates explains that HBO’s Confederate takes as its premise an ugly truth that black Americans are forced to live every day. ProStockStudio / Shutterstock Film Why The Emoji Movie Fails — Megan Garber posits that the new book The Emoji Code celebrates the democratic ambiguity of pictographs, while the movie’s conceit stifles it. The Joy of The Inc
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Gizmodo

Disembodied Anus-Eye Terrorized Ancient Earth's Oceans Illustration by Marianne Collins. Copyright Royal Ontario Museum. Earth’s ancient oceans were rife with nightmare creatures, from many-limbed worms to six-foot-long crab-ancestors . This week, scientists are taking the prehistoric freak show to another level, with a new paper introducing Capinatator praetermissus , the 500-million year old bristled-jawed worm monster pictured above. You know what
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Popular Science

Is there a way to send excess rainfall to the desert? Science You would need a very, very big boat Sending excess water to an area in need sounds ideal, but the fuel costs would be too much. Read on.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Desert tortoises can't take the heat of roadside fencingDesert tortoises pace back and forth and can overheat by roadside fencing meant to help them, according to a study by the University of California, Davis, and the University of Georgia.
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A mathematical crystal ball gazes into future of prostate cancer treatmentUsing open data from four previously conducted clinical trials, teams of international researchers designed mathematical models predicting the likelihood that a patient will discontinue docetaxel treatment due to adverse events.
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