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Google DeepMind AI Declares Galactic War on StarCraftAn artificial intelligence bot that beat StarCraft would be much more impressive than mastering the board game Go.
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Don't Get Too Excited About Alien Life on Tau Ceti Image: Wikimedia Mildly encouraging news for Earthlings hoping to escape the scorched ruins of our own planet: A team of astronomers has found evidence for four Earth-sized (ish) worlds orbiting tau Ceti, a Sun-like star located just 12 light years away. Two of these planets, the researchers say, might barely be on the edge of the habitable zone, that not-too-hot, not-too-cold region that can pot
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Are atheists really morally depraved? The idea defies logicEven in secular countries people are instinctively biased against atheists, a study has found. But the prejudice will hopefully die out soon, says Bob Holmes
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What AI Needs to Learn to Master Alien WarfareAI agents need new ideas to compete in the popular strategy game StarCraft.
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Matter: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the SkiesNew fossil discoveries show that prehistoric “squirrels” glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought.
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Did Scientists Just Discover the Last Common Ancestor of All Apes? Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi (Image: Fred Spoor) Fossils of ancient apes are even rarer than those of ancient humans, so very little is known about these important evolutionary missing links. The unexpected discovery of a 13 million-year-old infant ape skull in Kenya is offering a tantalizing glimpse of a new species that lived well before humans and apes e
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New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestryThe discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Ins
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Fruit fly mutation foretells 40 million years of evolutionSmall, seemingly insignificant mutations in fruit flies may actually hold clues as to how a species will evolve tens of millions of years in the future.
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Researchers discover first winged mammals from the Jurassic periodTwo 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes for tree-to-tree gliding, Maiopatagium furculiferum and Vilevolodon diplomylos are the oldest known gliders in the long history of early mammals.
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What it takes to recover from droughtDrought-stricken areas anxiously await the arrival of rain. Full recovery of the ecosystem, however, can extend long past the first rain drops on thirsty ground.
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Infant ape’s tiny skull could have a big impact on ape evolutionFossil comes from a lineage that had ties to the ancestor of modern apes and humans, researchers argue.
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Ancient people arrived in Sumatra’s rainforests more than 60,000 years agoHumans reached Indonesia not long after leaving Africa.
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August open promos are coming! Hello Eyewirers! Our next round of open promotions for Scouts, Scythes , Mods , and Mentors is approaching. We will also consider new Mystics ! During this time you can fill out the open promotion form here to be considered by HQ without requiring player sponsors. Scout, Scythe, and Mentor Qualifications: Have at least earned 50,000 points and completed 500 cubes Maintain at least 90% accuracy ov
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Researchers create biomaterial that delivers both a powerful drug and gene silencersClinicians today have a huge arsenal of drugs at their disposal for treating cancers. But many chemotherapeutic agents pose stubborn challenges: they cause serious side effects, some cancers develop resistance, and many chemotherapies demonstrate low bio-availability. A potential solution lies in the synergistic combination of a chemotherapeutic drug with engineered genetic material. New hybrid ma
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Updated computer code improves prediction of particle motion in plasma experimentsA computer code used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas more accurately than ever.
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James Webb: Telescope's giant origami shield takes shapeThe size of a tennis court, it will shield the vision of the biggest space telescope ever built.
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A year in ozone over the South PoleA video tracks the behaviour of the protective atmospheric layer over Antarctica across all of 2016.
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Thousands across India march in support of science Protesters demand respect for research — but some scientists were told to stay away. Nature 548 270 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22439
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Newly Named Titanosaur Was the Largest Land Animal Our Planet Has Ever Seen A replica of the newly described titanosaur at AMNH. (Image: AP) Four years after six specimens were discovered in Argentina, scientists have finally given a name to what is now considered the largest animal to ever have walked the Earth. Say hello to Patagotitan mayorum —a Cretaceous-era dinosaur that weighed an astonishing 152,000 pounds. Before we get into the details of the new study , publis
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Citizen Scientists Chase Total Solar EclipseNon-scientists are being recruited to collect data on everything from the Sun’s outer atmosphere to animal behavior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Defining standards for genomes from uncultivated microorganismsAs genomic data production has ramped up over the past two decades and is being generated on various platforms around the world, scientists have worked together to establish definitions for terms and data collection standards that apply across the board. In Nature Biotechnology, an international team led by DOE JGI researchers has developed standards for the minimum metadata to be supplied with si
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Bipartisan collaboration opens door to strengthen nation's healthcare system, AGSWith renewed calls for bipartisan collaboration supporting high-quality, person-centered, and affordable health coverage for us all as we age, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has reached out to leaders from the US Senate and House of Representatives to reinforce core priorities "that matter to the millions of older adults and caregivers who we serve in the clinic--and who you serve in Congre
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A personalized approach to Alzheimer's disease preventionIn a new study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, examined potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies.
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W. Kamau Bell Doesn't Want to Fit In Comedian W. Kamau Bell struggled with his identity growing up. As a self-described “nerd,” he favored martial arts over basketball and rock over hip-hop. This struggle carried over into adulthood and his early efforts at standup comedy. At one point, he even considered giving up comedy entirely. It was at this crossroads that Bell stumbled upon a Rolling Stone article, which became the catalyst f
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Facing libel lawsuit, Techdirt takes large donations to broaden coverage Techdirt founder Mike Masnick in 2012. (credit: Joel Sage / flickr ) In the wake of an ongoing, expensive libel lawsuit that could drag on for years, Mike Masnick, the founder of Techdirt, announced Wednesday that his website would accept more than $250,000 in donations "to further reporting on free speech." In a lengthy post, Masnick explained that the Freedom of the Press Foundation, along with
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Closest Supermassive Black Hole Tests Einstein's RelativityNew observations of stars orbiting the Milky Way’s central giant black hole confirm Einstein’s theory yet again -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Unusual' Greenland wildfires linked to peatNew images have been released of wildfires that continue to burn close to the Greenland ice sheet.
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Older adults may need better follow-up after ER screenings for suicideWhen healthcare providers see older adults in the ED, some may be too quick to assume that the warning signs for suicide are just a natural part of aging.
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Potentially inappropriate medications still pose challenge in nursing homeA Canadian research team investigated how often healthcare providers prescribed PIMs to older adults living with dementia or other mental health concerns and who were being admitted to nursing homes. The research team examined records from more than 40,000 people with dementia or cognitive impairments who were over the age of 66 and had been admitted to nursing homes between 2011 and 2014. The tea
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RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energyAn experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.
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New optical method pinpoints weak spots in jet engine thermal coatingsIn The Optical Society journal Optics Express, the researchers demonstrated that changes in refractive index, a measure of how fast light travels through a material, could be observed when a piece of metal coated with a ceramic thermal barrier coating was pulled in a controlled manner.
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Researchers 'count cars' -- literally -- to find a better way to control heavy trafficThere's 'Counting Crows,' counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at Florida Atlantic University have their own version of 'counting cars' -- literally -- in an attempt to improve traffic flow on South Florida's and our nation's overcrowded roads. And with more than 263 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States and more than 14 million registered vehicles in Florida
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Smart windows that go from clear to dark in under a minuteStanford University engineers have developed dynamic windows that can switch from transparent to opaque or back again in under a minute and do not degrade over time. The prototypes are plates of conductive glass outlined with metal ions that spread out over the surface, blocking light, in response to electrical current. The group recently filed a patent for the work, presented Aug. 9 in the journa
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A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixationScientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design intended for a lithium-CO2 battery, researchers in Japan and China have developed a way to isolate solid carbon dust from gaseous carbon dioxide, with the potential to also separate out oxygen gas through the same method. Their
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How art could help encourage kids to study science Science "You gotta Crash and Learn." STEAM is a growing movement in education to teach art and science together. Learn why it makes the former Mythbuster's host so excited, and how it can help kids learn to…
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Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests (credit: Getty Images | Yuri_Arcurs) Americans might not need a fast home Internet connection, the Federal Communications Commission suggests in a new document. Instead, mobile Internet via a smartphone might be all people need. The suggestion comes in the FCC's annual inquiry into broadband availability. Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act requires the FCC to determine whether broadband (o
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The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.Scientists may have found the culprit of sudden tidal flooding: Two atmospheric patterns that combined to cause fast-rising waters along the coast.
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A Guide to Hurricane Season 2017Here’s a guide to the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season including predictions, naming conventions and how to make storm preparations.
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The Dodgers Aim for History—and a Championship On the afternoon of July 31, Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Yu Darvish, the best pitcher on the market, from the Texas Rangers. Four days later, Darvish debuted in his new team’s gray and blue road uniforms, lasering fastballs and looping curves for seven shutout innings. The Dodgers beat the New York Mets, 6-0, improving the best record in baseball this
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Mueller Closes In on Manafort Updated at 3:05 p.m. ET FBI agents directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller raided a home owned by Paul Manafort last month in the latest sign that the Russia investigation is taking an aggressive new posture toward the former Trump campaign chairman. According to The Washington Post , federal agents appeared with a search warrant at an Alexandria, Virginia, home owned by Manafort on the mornin
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The effects of increased inflammatory markers during pregnancyResearchers from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin in collaboration with colleagues from the University of California -- Irvine, Oregon Health and Science University and the University of North Carolina in the USA have shown that increased levels of inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development. Results from this study have been published in the journal B
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Insomnia Linked to Premature Birth in Study of 3 Million MothersWomen with sleep disorders were about twice as likely to deliver babies more than six weeks early -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixationScientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design intended for a lithium-CO2 battery, researchers in Japan and China have developed a way to isolate solid carbon dust from gaseous carbon dioxide, with the potential to also separate out oxygen gas through the same method. Their
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Travis Kalanick won't return as CEO of Uber, co-founder Garrett Camp saysRumors have been circulating that Uber's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, is angling for a return to the helm of the ride-hailing company.
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How Medical Woes Turned a Retired Professor Into the Face of Fatalism Online Image: iStock /Ann Baldwin/Gizmodo You’ve probably seen it: a stock photo of a white-haired old man in a plain red turtleneck with the words “guess I’ll die” scrawled across his chest. But the story of how Mike Baldwin, a 76-year-old retired chemistry and biochemistry professor, actually became the internet’s preeminent expression of fatalism has remained a mystery. As it turns out, an ailing art
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Today's Best Deals: Bosch Tools, Portal Router, Star Trek, and More An insane deal on a Bosch tool set , an exclusive discount on the Portal router , and the entire Star Trek Original Series Blu-ray lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly fo
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Softbank Is Investing $1.1 Billion to Help a Biotech Firm’s Tech Drive
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Sea urchins: From pest to plateThe genital gland of a sea urchin, the so-called gonad, is found inside the urchin. This organ stores nutrients, and contains milt and roe during the spawning season in spring. The gonads are very popular in sushi dishes in especially Asia, but also in other parts of the world.
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Blocking enzyme linked to Alzheimer's may reverse memory lossResearchers can reverse memory loss in mice by interfering with the enzyme that forms the blockade. The enzyme, known as HDAC2, turns genes off by condensing them so tightly that they can't be expressed.
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Should we be worried about how our kids use the internet?Part of Jacqueline Vickery's job is to be constantly concerned.
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A lot of life on planet Earth is awful and incredibleActing Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses how the natural world feeds our sense of wonder.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite takes a double look at Tropical Storm FranklinWhen NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Franklin instruments aboard provided a night-time view of the storm's clouds and measured their temperatures, revealing a strengthening storm.
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Study finds patients needed fewer opioid tablets than prescribed after hernia surgeryA study by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital found that patients prescribed opioid medications after inguinal hernia surgery used significantly fewer tablets than prescribed, even though they had received fewer than typically administered for such surgery.
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Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimizationAn analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. The analysis, reported in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, represents a
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When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Tasty Chips Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them, says a Danish gastrophysicist who has cracked the science of making them palatable. (Image credit: Courtesy of Kristoff Styrbæk)
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The Wayback Machine Was Quietly Blocked in India Photo: Wikimedia On Tuesday evening, citizens of India were appalled to find that the Internet Archive had been blocked by a growing number of local ISPs. Instead of finding the Wayback Machine, users saw a message that is routinely used when the government restricts access to an online organization. First reported by Indian outlet Medianama , the blockage is still unexplained. The site currently
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Superconductors -- Powering Our Future Superconductors -- Powering Our Future The search for room temperature superconductors. Superconductors -- Powering Our Future Video of Superconductors -- Powering Our Future Physics Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:00 Keith Landry, Contributor (Inside Science) -- A maglev train hovers above its track. A doctor uses an MRI scanner to detect disease. Fast digital circuits send superfast, clear signa
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Readers fascinated by critters’ strange biologyReaders responded to fish lips, monkey brains, sunless tanner and more.
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Can a venture capital blacklist stop sexual harassment in Silicon Valley?Badly shaken over a flood of female founders accusing investors of sexual harassment, Silicon Valley's venture capital community is searching for a new kind of pitch - one that will end unwanted workplace come-ons, groping and off-color jokes.
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More veterans have enrolled in college with post-9/11 G.I. billThe Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the increase in enrollment was much larger immediately after the bill's adoption and has waned in recen
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Google Memo Author James Damore Offended Fellow Students in Grad School SkitThe Google memo author performed in an off-color skit during a class retreat and used suggestive phrases that one attendee said "crossed the line."
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Is it fair to equate Trump with Nixon? From his earliest days in the White House, President Donald Trump has inspired some to muse on his perceived similarities to Richard Nixon. But it wasn’t until after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey on May 9—in the midst of an investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the outcome of the 2016 election—that the debate ca
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Drone shoots awesome scenes for movies on its own A new algorithm could let drones independently film spectacular action scenes. Take, for example, the scene in Skyfall in which James Bond fights his adversary on the roof of a train as it races through the desert that includes a series of rapidly changing camera angles. Several camera operators worked for hours on end at a number of different locations. And a camera crane even had to be mounted
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Why are there so few women in tech? The truth behind the Google memo An engineer at the company has suggested male domination of Silicon Valley is down to biological differences between the sexes. But the root causes are much more complicated It is time to be “open about the science of human nature”. This was the assertion of software engineer James Damore to his colleagues at Google, in an internal memo that has since led to his sacking . “I’m simply stating,” Da
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Review: Cholera vaccines effective for adults, much less so for childrenA new review of the research literature led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under age 5, a population particularly at risk for dying from this diarrheal disease.
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This week from AGU: Scientists discover cause of Atlantic coast's sea level rise hot spotsThis Week from AGU features new research published in AGU journals.
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More veterans have enrolled in college with post-9/11 G.I. billThe Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the increase in enrollment was much larger immediately after the bill's adoption and has waned in recen
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C-section delivery associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomyHaving a previous cesarean delivery significantly increased the risk of reoperation and complications among women undergoing a hysterectomy later in life, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Increases in alcohol use, especially among women, other groupsAlcohol use, high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders increased in the US population and across almost all sociodemographic groups, especially women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and individuals with lower educational levels and family income, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry.
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Racial gap in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest narrowsThere has been a substantial reduction in racial differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest, with a greater improvement in survival among black patients compared with white patients, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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Feds probed anglers linked to shark-dragging but closed case last yearFederal wildlife agents who last year investigated a group of Gulf coast anglers linked to a brutal shark-dragging video were foiled by uncooperative witnesses and an inability to confirm when the illegal acts occurred.
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Foursquare May Have Grown Up, But the Check-In Still MattersWith updates to the Swarm app, Foursquare hopes to gather even more data about where people spend their time and money.
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The mystery of the yellowing sugarcaneSince 2011, a mysterious illness known as Yellow Canopy Syndrome (YCS) has afflicted Australian sugarcane causing $40 million in losses. Researchers used supercomputers to perform large-scale investigations of the sugarcane genome. They detected signals in the data that could indicate a bacteria or stress causing YCS. They are conducting further computational studies to test their hypotheses.
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Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play Millions of people play video games, but there's plenty of disagreement on whether they're good or bad for brains. Action games may have a different effect than something like Super Mario. (Image credit: mustafahacalaki/Getty Images)
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Mammalian Ancestors Went Airborne Earlier Than We Thought Reconstruction by April I. Neander/UChicago The origin of flight remains a perplexing topic in the scientific community, as tends to be the case with any origin story. Flight probably evolved multiple times in different groups. Insects probably started flying over 300 million years ago, and pterosaurs, large flying reptiles, evolved 230 million years ago. Add gliding and the complex origins of ma
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Rez Infinite on PC is a better game—all because of mouse support Enhance Games When you see the phrases "classic Dreamcast game Rez " and "author Sam Machkovech" near each other, you can probably fill in the blanks yourself. I've raved . I've cried . I've covered myself in vibrators . I love the game, and I previously thought the classic game had reached its peak via a 4K- and VR-friendly re-release on PlayStation 4 last year. Turns out Enhance Studios had a s
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Parents' disagreements about bedtime can affect coparenting relationshipPositive parental teamwork is key to promoting healthy child development, but when mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to their infants in the middle of the night, the coparenting relationship can suffer, says a group of researchers.
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Proper eating habits can help young athletes on and off the fieldHow can parents help their student-athletes gain a competitive edge? By boning up on nutrition basics, say experts.
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Lizard venom may contain clues to treating blood clotsVarious types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack, and deep-vein thrombosis annually. While snake venom research has been extensive, lizard venom research was still in its infancy.
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Are Mercenaries Really a Cheaper Way of War? The world is sliding in a strange direction when a Prince wishes to become a viceroy. That’s Erik Prince, the founder of the mercenary Academi, previously Xe, né Blackwater, who has been pushing a plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan. At 16 years, it’s the country’s longest war, it continues to cost huge sums of money—$40 billion this year alone—and there’s no obvious end in sight. So Prince’
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Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake newsMozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said Wednesday it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.
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Family break-ups lead to domestic violence in fruit fly relationshipsMale fruit flies with strong family ties are less likely to become abusive during mating than others, according to new Oxford research.
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Scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spotsSea level rise hot spots—bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years—happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch from naturally occurring climate variations, a new University of Florida study shows.
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Brud med penicillin-dogme spreder sigBritiske forskere kommer med et ifølge myndighederne vovet postulat. I Danmark arbejder de praktiserende læger allerede ud fra det. Patienter skal ikke altid færdiggøre kuren med antibioitka.
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Ticks are here to stay. But scientists are finding ways to outsmart themResearchers acknowledge that there’s no getting rid of ticks, so they are developing ways to make them less dangerous.
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Let's end ageism | Ashton ApplewhiteIt's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."
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England’s dire north-south health gap is a scandal that must endThe north-south divide in England needs fixing or the country risks more despair, premature death and political earthquakes, says James Bloodworth
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Insights into causes of miscarriages for some women revealed by mice studyResearchers have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages.
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Extreme heat linked to climate change may adversely affect pregnancyA systematic review links extreme heat exposure to changes in gestation length, birth weight, stillbirth and neonatal stress.
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Magnetic fields turn up the heat on bacterial biofilmsA short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.
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'Ego-dissolving' psychedelic drugs could assist with mental healthThe altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics.
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Mazda’s New Gas Engine Proves There’s Still Life in Internal Combustion
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Trump's Pointless Untruths About U.S. Nuclear Weapons In a global crisis, much less a possible nuclear showdown, credibility is essential. President Trump, as I noted yesterday , faces a serious deficit in that regard, since his record of untruthfulness means that Americans don’t know whether to trust him and that foreign leaders have no reason to take his threats seriously. Right on cue, the president demonstrated the gravity of the problem with a
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Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseasesScientists from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies.
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Family break-ups lead to domestic violence in fruit fly relationshipsMale fruit flies with strong family ties are less likely to become abusive during mating than others, according to new Oxford research.
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UF scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spotsA new study, published online today, shows that seas rose in the southeastern US between 2011 and 2015 by more than six times the global average sea level rise that is already happening due to human-induced global warming. The combined effects of El Niño (ENSO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), both of which are naturally occurring climate processes, drove this recent sea level rise hot sp
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How U.S. States Have Used Emergency Declarations to Fight the Opioid EpidemicThe Trump administration has declined to invoke this status nationally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It Was Necessary to Use Nukes against Japan--but North Korea Is More ComplicatedKim Jong-un's increasing threats bring to mind the world's only nuclear attack, which happened 72 years ago this week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Concourse Game Of Thrones Is Only Just Starting To Burn It All Down | Jezebel ‘No One Thinks’ An The Concourse Game Of Thrones Is Only Just Starting To Burn It All Down | Jezebel ‘No One Thinks’ Angelina and Brad Will Ever Get Divorced, and She Might Even ‘Take Him Back’ | The Root How Russia Used Racism to Hack White Voters | Splinter Comic: The GOP Might Want to Check Its Own ‘Cosmopolitan Bias’ |
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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipseAs the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a thousand years ago.
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How ambient energy could power the Internet of thingsIn the modern world, we are increasingly surrounded by digital sensors, cameras and communications devices sending data cloud-based analysis services. Those devices need power, and designers are finding new ways to draw it from ambient sources rather than rely on batteries or hard-wired grid connections. This week Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Societ
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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse says CU professorAs the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a thousand years ago.
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Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmiumThrough a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium -- a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco -- also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. It's an observation the researchers hope could lead to new treatments or interventions to pr
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Biosimilar insulin lispro shown not inferior to Humalog® in efficacy or safetyA study comparing the safety and efficacy of SAR342434, a biosimilar (follow-on form) of insulin lispro-Humalog®, found it to be comparable to that of the brand name drug in patients also using insulin glargine.
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UK climate report confirms 2016 was really hot Environment New findings are in line with NASA and NOAA estimates. The United Kingdom's Global and Regional Climate report for 2016 mirrors NASA and NOAA's conclusion that 2016 was hot and climate change is to blame.
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Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancerAs antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options. One area of focus is antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which could someday be an alternative to currently prescribed antibiotics, many of which are becoming increasingly useless against some bacteria. Now, a team reports in ACS Chemical Biology that they have improved the antimicrobial—and
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Improving detection of a 'date rape' drugBecause gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), commonly known as a "date rape drug" is rapidly absorbed and metabolized by the body, it's difficult for law enforcement to tell if someone has been given GHB. Now, scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry that they have identified a potential biomarker that might lead to tests to detect the compound that could be performed much later than cur
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Portal Is Like an Express Lane For Your Home Wi-Fi, and We Have an Exclusive Discount Code The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments . Portal includes app-based configuration, nine internal antennas, and mesh capabilities if you buy more than one...table stakes these days for a good router. But while almost all home Wi-Fi rou
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Anker’s Genie Is Just Like the Echo Dot, Only CheaperThe Chinese company is launching a $35 version of the Echo Dot smart speaker, powered by Amazon's Alexa.
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Could This Squishy Robot Be the Future of Robotics? GIF GIF: YouTube The phones in our pockets might be getting more and more complicated, but many researchers advancing the field of robotics are actually engineering simpler bots designed to reliably perform very basic tasks. So instead of one day facing a terrifying future filled with terminators, these squishy rolling donuts might be our biggest threat. Yoichi Masuda and Masato Ishikawa detail t
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Little nozzles could propel nano satellites Researchers have developed a new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites (called CubeSats) that uses tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft. Low-cost “microsatellites” and “nanosatellites” far smaller than conventional spacecraft, have become increasingly prevalent. Thousands of the miniature satellites might be launched to perform a var
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How ambient energy could power the internet of thingsIn the modern world, we are increasingly surrounded by digital sensors, cameras and communications devices sending data cloud-based analysis services. Those devices need power, and designers are finding new ways to draw it from ambient sources rather than rely on batteries or hard-wired grid connections. This week Chemical & Engineering News, the news magazine of the American Chemical Society, exa
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Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancerAs antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options. One area of focus is antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which could someday be an alternative to currently prescribed antibiotics, many of which are becoming increasingly useless against some bacteria. Now, a team reports in ACS Chemical Biology that they have improved the antimicrobial -- a
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Research opens possibility of reducing risk of gut bacterial infections with next-generation probioticIn laboratory-grown bacterial communities, the co-administration of probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri and glycerol selectively killed C. difficile.
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When you're blue, so are your Instagram photosInstagram photos can be examined by a computer to successfully detect depressed people, new research shows. The computer results are more reliable (70 percent) than the diagnostic success rate (42 percent) of general-practice doctors. The approach promises a new method for early screening of mental health problems through social media.
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Replacing some old pipes can still result in lead-contaminated waterLead in drinking water is a decades-old problem and still poses serious public health risks today. In response, utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are causing the contamination. Surprisingly, researchers report that although partial line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike right after line replacement and can remain elevated for months afte
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UK: North-South health divide bigger than ever with alarming rise in deaths of northern 25-44 year oldsDying early (under age 75) is 20% more likely in northern compared with southern England according to research led by The University of Manchester:
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Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of infertility researchThe first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility. But scientists haven't had a good way to explore the biology behind this phenomenon. Now, a new achievement using human stem cells could give researchers a chance to see what they couldn't before, while avoiding ethical issues associated with study
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Use nuclear bomb to save U.S. soldiers, Americans say American public opinion on nuclear weapons hasn’t changed much since 1945 and many Americans would support their use to kill millions of civilians if the United States found itself in a similar wartime situation, a new study suggests. Researchers used a survey experiment to recreate the situation that the United States faced in 1945 in the Hiroshima nuclear bombing with a hypothetical American wa
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How Palantir, Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company, Pushed Its Way Into PolicingA Backchannel investigation reveals the difficult issues police and communities face when they adopt Palantir's secretive data-scooping software.
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Japanese Telecom Giant SoftBank Bets $1 Billion on the Clever Pharma Startup RoivantSoftBank's aquisition-and-investment spree extends to a drug development business with a slick new strategy
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Mazda Will Bring the First Compression Ignition Gasoline Engine to MarketThe Skyactiv-X engine will arrive in 2019.
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NASA's Smartest Satellite Is Gone. Can Private Space Replace It?A private company called Satellogic wants to give Earth scientists hyperspectral data from a fleet of satellites for free.
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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse (Even If You're Running Behind)Here’s how to muscle your way into the moon’s shadow on August 21.
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Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 BillFears about virtual currency bitcoin echo concerns about earlier financial innovations, like paper money.
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Of Course This Is What Homeopathic Healing Machines Look LikeIt's kinda sci-fi, but it's not science.
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The Long, Hot Summer of Netflix's Ever-Accelerating ExpansionForget summer vacation: In the last three months alone, Netflix has announced dozens of properties, continuing its global spread.
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How Baidu Will Win China’s AI race—and, Maybe, the World’sIn an exclusive interview, Baidu COO Qi Lu explains why the Chinese search giant will be smarter than Alexa and drive better than Google.
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Ethereum Is Coding's New Wild WestEthereum is more than just digital cash. It's also a decentralized computing platform—and developers are all over it.
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Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into LibrariesIf Jeff Bezos really wants make an impact, he should look to places where books aren't sold—but lent.
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Bitcoin Makes Even Smart People Feel DumbWhen investors love a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin without fully understanding it, things could end badly.
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Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dying from High Blood PressureSmoking pot is often considered safer than smoking cigarettes, but a new study suggests that marijuana use may increase a person's risk of death from high blood pressure.
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Improving detection of a 'date rape' drugBecause gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), commonly known as a 'date rape drug' is rapidly absorbed and metabolized by the body, it's difficult for law enforcement to tell if someone has been given GHB. Now, scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry that they have identified a potential biomarker that might lead to tests to detect the compound that could be performed much later than cur
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How cicadas manage to 'wing it'Unlike locusts and many other flying insects, cicadas don't soar through the air with the greatest of ease. Now in a study appearing the ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, scientists report that certain chemical components in the insect's wings could explain why.
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Outrage over S.Korean stem cell scandal official's new postHundreds of South Korean scientists expressed outrage Wednesday after a controversial figure accused of covering up a notorious stem cell research fraud was appointed as the country's top technology official.
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The President vs. His Own Secretary of State The job of the secretary of state, according to the U.S. State Department, is to carry “out the president’s foreign policies.” So when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that he doesn’t believe there’s “any imminent threat” of conflict with North Korea, technically he should have been reflecting President Trump’s view. But just moments after Tillerson’s remarks, made to reporters en
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Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant CapsNearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.
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As eclipse madness spreads, so do conspiracy theories Enlarge / In this Maurice Leloir painting, The Sun King—King Louis XIV—and the ladies of the Court on the terrace of the Marly Castle, watch a Solar Eclipse. (credit: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images) The first solar eclipse to span the entire United States has lots of people justifiably excited. The midday disappearance of the Sun is a truly novel and moving experience. For many people,
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American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulenceAt some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated with their seat belts on.
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How cicadas manage to 'wing it'Unlike locusts and many other flying insects, cicadas don't soar through the air with the greatest of ease. Now in a study appearing the ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, scientists report that certain chemical components in the insect's wings could explain why.
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Spying on malaria parasites at -196 CelsiusMalaria research: By combining two advanced microscope techniques an international team of scientists led by postdoc Sergey Kapishnikov from the Niels Bohr Institute has managed to obtain new information about the ravaging mode of operation applied by malaria parasites when attacking their victims. This information can be utilized when designing new medication to more effectively fight malaria - a
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Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon coverManure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odor offensiveness, gas emissions, nutrient runoff, and possible water pollution are just a few.
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South Korea Is Decreasing Tax Breaks on Automation, and That’s Probably a Bad Idea
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Can electric charges disrupt ALS protein clumps? By imitating a natural process of cells, researchers report that they have prevented the formation of protein clumps associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also called Lou Gehrig’s disease—and frontotemporal dementia. In lab cultures of human and yeast cells, the scientists stopped the harmful clumping of FUS proteins by exposing them to phosphorylation, a process that makes precise
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Crystallography provides battle-plan blueprints for attacking disease-causing bacteriaScientists from Trinity College Dublin have gained key structural insights into the machinery employed by opportunistic, disease-causing bacteria, which may help chemists design new drugs to inhibit them.
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At CERN, In Search Of Nature's Building Blocks In a world so divided by cultural and economic warfare, what happens at the European laboratory for particle physics stands out as a celebration of the best we have to offer, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Astrofysikers anbefalinger: 5 bøger du kan blive klogere afMichael Linden-Vørnle foreslår fem bøger, du med fordel kan læse i sommeren.
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Damming and its effects on fishThe BioScience Talks podcast (http://bioscience.libsyn.com) features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences.
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Preparing for longevity -- we don't need to become frail as we ageAge-related frailty may be a treatable and preventable health problem, just like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, highlights a review in Frontiers in Physiology.
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Spying on malaria parasites at -196 CelsiusBy combining two advanced microscope techniques an international team of scientists led by postdoc Sergey Kapishnikov from the Niels Bohr Institute has managed to obtain new information about the ravaging mode of operation applied by malaria parasites when attacking their victims. This information can be utilized when designing new medication to more effectively fight malaria -- a disease claiming
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Personalized melanoma genomic risk triggers family conversationsA new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology indicates that personalized melanoma genomic risk information can prompt discussions about skin cancer prevention and skin examinations with family and health professionals.
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The mystery of the pulsating blue starsIn the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are monitoring millions of celestial bodies. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that pulsated much faster than expected. In the following years, the team that included an astronomer from the Astronomical Institute of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, st
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Crystallography provides battle-plan blueprints for attacking disease-causing bacteriaX-rays helped scientists to look under the bonnet of two common bacteria that opportunistically infect people, so as to better understand the mechanics involved. The blueprints may be used to design new drugs, which are badly needed.
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Successful filming of fastest aurora flickeringResearchers conducted a 3 year continuous high-speed imaging observation at Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska, USA, and identified the physics behind the flickering of aurora. At the same time, they discovered faster flickerings at speeds of 1/60-1/50 and 1/80 of a second.
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Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in JamaicaRadiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. The short answer: human settlement of its island home.
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Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon coverManure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odor offensiveness, gas emissions, nutrient runoff, and possible water pollution are just a few. New methods may reduce these negatives while potentially adding some positives: biochar covers.
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Loggerhead sea turtle released after rehabA loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued in Virginia and named Humphrey has been released back into the ocean after undergoing rehabilitation in New Jersey.
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The mystery of the pulsating blue starsIn the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers are patiently monitoring millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that pulsated much faster than expected. In the following years, the team that included Dr. Marilyn Latour, an a
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Stress makes past threats seem scary again We’re likely to perceive danger in harmless circumstances when memories of past negative experiences combine with stress, research shows. The findings shed light on fear generalization, a core component of anxiety and stress-related disorders. “The human mind uses cues to danger learned over time for self-defense, but certain circumstances can cause people to misidentify those cues,” says Joseph
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School driving lessons offer multiple benefitsCompulsory driver's licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs.
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Why abseiling spiders don't spin out of control—new researchSeeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably, led us to try and understand the science behind it.
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The science of how 83 German officers tunnelled out of a Welsh prison camp in 1945It only takes the opening notes of the theme tune to 1963 classic film The Great Escape for most people to conjure up images of the lives of prisoners of wars – and their escapes – during World War II. The film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, tells the story of how British Commonwealth prisoners escaped from Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in Nazi Germany.
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Super-heatwaves of 55 C to emerge if global warming continuesHeatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global temperatures rise with 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C can hit regularly many parts of the world, including Europe.
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Telescope protest, GM salmon and a giant 'dead zone' The week in science: 4–10 August 2017. Nature 548 140 doi: 10.1038/548140a
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Demystifying the Black Box That Is AIHumans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Consumer drones are causing problems for the military Military New rules ban Army from using commercial drones, allow bases to shoot them down. New rules ban Army from using commercial drones, allow bases to shoot down drones…
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Selvflyvende fly er på vej - men ville du sætte dig ind i et?Det vil spare milliarder at tage piloterne ud af cockpittet. Men hvor mange vil sætte sig ind i et fly uden piloter? Ifølge en ny rapport næsten ingen.
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Kidnapped brides give birth to smaller babies In the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping—abducting young women and girls for the purpose of marriage—remains widespread. Children born to these kidnapped brides weighed 80 to 190 grams less than infants born in arranged marriages. Birthweight provides an important marker of both mothers’ and babies’ health, says Charles Becker, a research professor of economics at Duke Univer
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'Robin Hood effects' on motivation in mathStudents from families with little interest in math benefit more from a school intervention program that aims at increasing math motivation than do students whose parents regard math as important. A study by researchers at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between stud
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There Could Be More Hunger Games and Twilight Movies in the Future Karen Gillen talks Nebula’s mysterious new BFF in Infinity War . The Gifted recruits another Marvel mutant. There’s more rumors about the focus of Sony’s first Spidey spinoff, Silver and Black . Plus, new pictures from Inhumans , Seth McFarlane on The Orville ’s influences, and a new look at Pennywise in It . Spoilers now! The Hunger Games/Twilight Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer believes there are
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Do men and women really find different words funny? Here's what the research saysIs the word "booty" really funnier than "ass"? And does the word "bondage" raise a laugh more than "giggle"? A new behaviour research study looks at the perceived funniness of individual English words, and finds that women and men consider different words amusing. But is this really the case?
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Lufton Villa excavations reveal new details about famous fish mosaicA two-week excavation of a Roman villa by a team of Newcastle University students has uncovered new details about its famous octagonal fish mosaic.
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Ny teori: Når sorte huller spiser neutronstjerner, får vi guldObservationer af dværggalakser har bidraget til mysteriet om, hvor og hvordan grundstoffer som guld, platin og uran dannes. Ny spekulativ, men gennemarbejdet og attraktiv forklaring, kan testes med gravitationsbølgeobservatorier.
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Pjækkebøder til patienterne – er det vejen frem?Før vi indfører disse gebyrer til samfundets absolut svageste, nemlig de svært syge, bør vi optimere vores rutiner for påmindelser.
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Transforming skin cells to insulinNorwegian researchers are one step closer to curing diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells.
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Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's diseaseAntidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Antidepressant use has previously been linked with an increased risk of falls and hip fractures, but the risk of head injuries has not been studied before. The results were published in Alzheim
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Researchers advise caution about recent US advice on aggressively lowering blood pressureMedical researchers at Trinity College Dublin are advising caution when treating blood pressure in some older people -- after results from a study contrasted with recent advice from the US, based on the SPRINT trial, to attempt to aggressively lower blood pressure in all adults to targets of 120mmHg.
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Early diagnostic imaging to prevent kidney diseaseOsaka University researchers, in collaboration with several Japanese companies, translate neuroimaging tools to study renal fibrosis in rat kidney. The technique is expected to replace the invasive biopsies currently used to identify patients at risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
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Assembling nanomachines in bacteriaOsaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The new details of this nanomachine are expected to clarify how bacteria infect eukaryotic cells and present new molecular targets for drug discovery.
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Post-glacial history of lake of the woodsThe extent and depth of lakes in glaciated regions of North America are controlled by climate and the influence of differential isostatic rebound of the land's surface that began when Pleistocene ice melted from the continent. This relationship and the post-glacial history of Lake of the Woods is presented for the first time in a new study by five Canadian researchers.
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Opto-mechanical technique circumvents mechanical losses using the action of lightA research collaboration between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the University of Maryland has revealed a new technique by which scattering of sound waves from disorder in a material can be suppressed on demand. All of this, can be simply achieved by illuminating with the appropriate color of laser light.
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America Is Not Ready for a War in North Korea If you want to know why you should be concerned that the United States could blunder into an ill-conceived war on the Korean peninsula, consider three statements: “We’ll handle North Korea. We’ll be able to handle North Korea. It will be handled. We handle everything.” (Donald Trump, July 31) “The president’s been very clear about it. He said he’s not gonna tolerate North Korea being able to thre
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Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local peopleUntil the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the "fines and fences" approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded. More recently, conservationists have embraced the notion of "win-win": a dream world where people and nature thrive side by side.
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New microfluidic chip boosts the sensitivity of immunoassays by >1000xProteins are one of the most important classes of biomarkers – biological molecules indicative of a disease or health of an individual. The detection of proteins is critical in a variety of tests; from the diagnosis of malaria, through the detection of heart attacks, to cancer screening and monitoring. The most common way to detect these biomarkers is to use a biochemical test known as an immunoas
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Earth observations guided efforts to aid communities swamped by historic floodingFlooding killed more than 125 people in the U.S. in 2016. When disasters threaten the lives of Americans, NASA Earth Science uses its perspective from space to assist response and recovery efforts. We maintain a close partnership with many federal agencies, including USGS, NOAA, and FEMA.
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Image: Thirty year-old microbiology experimentThis humble parcel-sized hardware is Europe's very first closed-loop life-support experiment to fly in space, 30 years ago this week.
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Watch: Scientists find 3 new mini frogs in Peru A team of scientists has discovered three new frog species in a remote protected forest in the Peruvian Andes, adding to the two the team found previously. The three newly found species live in the mountain forests and Andean grasslands of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. All three species measure an inch or less in length, from snout to vent. “Our team has now described five new spe
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Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Gets a Gold-Standard TrialA treatment aims to reverse long-term scar-tissue damage -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bay Area: Join us tonight, 8/16, to talk about Silicon Valley and the inequality crisis Enlarge / Catherine Bracy will be our guest at Ars Technica Live on 8/16, discussing how the tech industry can address issues of inequality in the Bay Area. (credit: Catherine Bracy) Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outsized role in our daily lives. We feel it in things like our rent and the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work
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2016 was another warm year, report confirmsA new report confirms that 2016 was another exceptionally warm year, with global temperature having reached 0.77± 0.09 degrees C above its level between 1961 and 1990.
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New theory on the origin of dark matterScientists have come up with a new theory on how dark matter may have been formed shortly after the origin of the universe. This new model proposes an alternative to the WIMP paradigm that is the subject of various experiments in current research.
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Potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coalEnvironmental scientists have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small airborne particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide with the potential to be toxic to humans.
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Machine learning could be key to producing stronger, less corrosive metalsResearchers have studied grain boundaries for decades and gained some insight into the types of properties grain boundaries produce, but no one has been able to nail down a universal system to predict if a certain configuration of atoms at grain boundaries will make a material stronger or more pliable. An interdisciplinary team of researchers have cracked the code by juicing a computer with an alg
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New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistanceResearchers have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.
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Scientists prevent neurodegeneration-associated protein clumping in lab studyBy artificially exposing FUS proteins to the natural process of phosphorylation, researchers were able to prevent them from forming the harmful clumps associated with ALS and frontotemporal dementia.
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Increased floodlighting reducing bat populations in Sweden's churches(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two from Sweden and one from Spain has found that installing floodlighting around rural churches drives away roosting bats. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, Jens Rydell, with Lund University, Johan Eklöf, with Graptolit Ord och Natur and Sonia Sánchez-Navarro with Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC describe their comparison of church bat popu
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What Self-Talk Reveals about the BrainStudies of the conversations people have with themselves open a window on the hidden workings of the mind -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Weight loss surgery's effects on bone marrow fat and bone massBone marrow fat is thought to regulate bone metabolism, and high levels of marrow fat are seen in states of low bone mass, severe underweight, and diabetes.
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Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertensionMarijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to new research.
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Tiny molecule has big effect on brain's ability to learnPrenatal brain development is a crucial period, and as new research has found, even small alterations to the way brain cells develop can have significant effects later in life. Scientists have shed light on the role that small molecules called microRNAs play in early brain development. The research found a close link between early brain developmental events and changes in cognitive function in adu
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Successful guide dogs have 'tough love' moms, study findsMuch has been written on the pitfalls of being a helicopter parent, one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging their independence. A new study seems to back up this finding -- in dogs.
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Big data yields surprising connections between diseasesUsing health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how often they occur among genetically-related individuals.
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Eclipses Were Regarded As Omens in the Ancient WorldAugust 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse.
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Replacing some old pipes can still result in lead-contaminated waterLead in drinking water is a decades-old problem and still poses serious public health risks today. In response, utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are causing the contamination. Surprisingly, researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology that although partial line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike right after line replacem
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This One-Day Amazon Deal Is One of the Best Tool Discounts We've Ever Seen Bosch 4-Tool Combo Kit , $285 If you have any home improvement projects on the horizon, or just want to upgrade your tool collection, Amazon’s running an insane one-day deal on a 4-tool Bosch combo kit . $285 gets you a 1/2" drill/driver, a 1/4" hex impact driver, a reciprocating saw, and a circular saw, all of which will run off the two included 18V battery packs. Advertisement I did the math, a
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Team researches thermal conductivity of cable bedding materialsThe trouble-free operation of the energy distribution grid presents a challenge in the era of renewable energy sources. Researchers at TU Darmstadt demonstrate how grid operators can operate and expand underground cabling in a more efficient manner.
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The Atlantic

The Eclipse That Made America Great Historians have identified the period between 1861 and 1877—from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of Reconstruction—as the era that created the America we recognize today, when a continental power finally coalesced north and south, ocean to ocean. At the time of the 1878 total solar eclipse, the country was still adjusting to this new reality. Like an ungainly teenager after a growth spu
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Scientific American Content: Global

Is Your Metabolism to Blame?Is a slow metabolism keeping you from losing weight? Can you do anything to speed it up? A closer look at what we can realistically do to change our metabolism -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Rex Tillerson Says There's No Imminent Threat From North Korea, Americans Should Sleep Well Photo: Getty Images Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump are rarely on the same page. But nowhere is that divide more obvious than when the two talk about North Korea. Tillerson is currently on a plane heading from Malaysia to Washington, DC, and just talked to reporters during a refueling stop in Guam . The Secretary of State stressed that he doesn’t believe North Korea poses “an
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Replacing some old pipes can still result in lead-contaminated waterLead in drinking water is a decades-old problem and still poses serious public health risks today. In response, utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are causing the contamination. Surprisingly, researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology that although partial line replacements can decrease lead levels in tap water, concentrations spike right after line replacem
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Ingeniøren

Datatilsynet: Vi bliver sat skakmat, når myndigheder ignorerer vores kritik Tilsynet mangler muligheder, når kommuner ikke retter op på brud på persondataloven. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/datatilsynet-vi-bliver-sat-skakmat-naar-myndigheder-ignorere-vores-kritik-1078928 Version2
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What social media reveals about your personalitySince the inception of social media, a prodigious amount of status updates, tweets, and comments have been posted online. The language people use to express themselves can provide clues about the kind of people they are, online and off. Current efforts to understand personality from writing samples rely on theories and survey data from the 1980s. New research from the New England Complex Systems I
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Genetics takes fight to gardeners' green foeA scientist from The University of Manchester has hit upon an innovative way to control greenflies which infest our gardens and farms.
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Ancient dog bones hint at male initiation rituals during Bronze Age(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Hartwick College in the U.S. has found evidence of young male humans eating dog meat as part of initiation rituals during the Bronze Age. In their paper published in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, David Anthony and Dorcas Brown describe attributes of ancient bones and the evidence they found suggesting dog and possibly wolf eating as a rite of passage
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Science-Based Medicine

Video Games and the BrainA new article looked at the effect of playing video games on the brain. Its results confirm what was previously suspected from prior research. First, it is another demonstration of use-dependent plasticity in the brain. Further, it supports a direct relationship between the types of activity in which people engage and increases or decreases in the respective parts of the brain. And finally it supp
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Live Science

Google Manifesto: Does Biology Explain Gender Disparities in Tech?A Google employee wrote a manifesto arguing that innate differences between men and women may partly explain the gender gap in tech jobs, but experts say that's off-base
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Live Science

Man Left Wheelchair-Bound from Using Denture CreamA 62-year-old man in the United Kingdom lost feeling in both his legs in an unusual case that linked his neurological problems to heavy use of a zinc-containing denture fixative.
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Live Science

Maori Artifacts Point to Early Polynesian Settlement in New ZealandArcheologists in New Zealand are starting to unravel the mysteries of an early settlement near the northern tip of the islands that may have been founded by some of the first Polynesians to arrive in the region.
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Live Science

In Photos: Exploring an Early Maori Site in New ZealandArchaeologists in New Zealand are exploring an early Maori site on Moturua island in the Bay of Islands that they think may have been home to some of the first Polynesian settlers in New Zealand around 700 years ago.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, tooThere's been no shortage of pessimistic news on climate change lately. A group of climate scientists and policy experts recently declared that we have just three years left to dramatically turn around carbon emissions, or else. Meanwhile a widely circulated New York magazine article detailed some of the most catastrophic possible consequences of climate change this century if we continue with busi
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Science | The Guardian

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway? Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking? Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they strange when anatomically compared to their shelled relatives like bivalves, snails and chitons bu
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How acoustics can be an early warning system for bridgesJinying Zhu's emerging technology is on the ball, off the chain and poised to make bridges safe by sound.
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What algae can tell us about political strategyWhile single-celled organisms typically only make it into political discussion during insults, it turns out that modeling their behavior may give researchers a better handle on how political movements survive and spread.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to save zoos? Focus on education, conservationOne of my earlier memories from my childhood is visiting the Frankfurt zoo in Germany. I watched several elephants in an indoor enclosure, and while they were huge and fascinating, it also saddened me to see such magnificent animals in captivity. I also remember having straw thrown in my face by one of those elephants, although my parents dispute this.
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Gravide har mindre risiko for kejsersnit, hvis de spiser sundere og er mere fysisk aktiveMan kan mindske risikoen for at føde ved kejsersnit med omkring 10%, hvis man spiser sundere og...
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Ingeniøren

Klimaforskere: Upålidelige klimatal kan få Parisaftalen til at kollapseBBC-undersøgelse viser, at det kan være svært at stole på de opgørelser, som verdens lande selv opgiver for udledning af klimagasser. Det gælder blandt andre tal fra Kina, Rusland og Indien.
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Scientific American Content: Global

What Does Your Dog Really Want?With MRI, scientists are beginning to answer that question in a much more sophisticated way -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to kill fruit flies, according to a scientistAs a researcher who works on fruit flies, I often get asked how to get them out of someone's kitchen. This happens to fly researchers often enough that we sit around fly conferences (these actually exist) and complain about getting asked this question.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Are sex offender registries reinforcing inequality?Public sex offender registries are at the forefront of what I've described in my research as a "war on sex."
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

With a gentle touch, scientists push us closer to flash memory successorSometimes a light touch is best: When you're telling a joke or hammering a tiny finishing nail into a wall, a gentle delivery often succeeds most effectively. Research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests it also may be true in the microscopic world of computer memory, where a team of scientists may have found that subtlety solves some of the issues with a novel me
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Engineers pioneer platinum shell formation process, achieve first-ever observationUCI researchers have devised a new method of dynamically forming a platinum shell on a metallic alloy nanoparticle core, a development that may lead to better materials for oxygen reduction reactions in fuel cells that power some cars and electronic devices. In a first, engineers were able to observe the process directly, in real time, in UCI's state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy fac
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Optical illusion garments can create desired effect if chosen correctlyOptical illusion garments have been popular for as long as people have tried to use clothing to enhance appearances, from A-line dresses that accentuate the waist to striped trousers that visually elongate an individual's stride. However, knowing what outfit is right for one's body can be challenging. New research from the University of Missouri reveals the future of fashion could lie in the use o
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Chemical looping combustion for CO2-neutral gas facilitiesA novel gas combustion method removing the need for expensive gas separation has been successfully scaled-up. The novel method has gas-to-steam efficiency penalties much lower than alternative CO2 capture technologies, as well as a CO2 avoidance cost reduced by 60 % compared to amine scrubbing. The consortium is already looking to extend it to biomass combustion.
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Assembling nanomachines in bacteriaOsaka University researchers use X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to resolve the assembly of the export gate apparatus in Salmonella. The new details of this nanomachine are expected to clarify how bacteria infect eukaryotic cells and present new molecular targets for drug discovery.
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Post-glacial history of Lake of the WoodsThe extent and depth of lakes in glaciated regions of North America are controlled by climate and the influence of differential isostatic rebound of the land's surface that began when Pleistocene ice melted from the continent. This relationship and the post-glacial history of Lake of the Woods—one of the largest lake complexes in North America and the source of water for the city of Winnipeg—is pr
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Novel poxvirus threatens juvenile squirrelsA previously unknown poxvirus causes severe disease in European red squirrels from Germany. Molecular genetic investigations revealed a new virus species in the family of Poxviridae. Results of the study are published in the scientific journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
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Surgeons go green—recycling general anaestheticOne of the paradoxes of the medical marvel known as general anaesthesia is that in helping us to get well, those anaesthetic gases are also heating our planet. Now, a remedy may be at hand in the form of an innocuous-looking white powder developed by University of Melbourne scientists.
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Scientists creating an atomic 'Lego set' of 2-D wonder materialsThe strongest material known to mankind was first discovered with sticky tape. Today, this two-dimensional (2-D) version of carbon known as graphene is the subject of intense research around the world. Many hope its unique properties could lead to breakthroughs in fields from electronics to medicine.
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Air quality measurements in the sky over EuropeIt looks like a bucket list for city trips, but it's the current route of the HALO research aircraft. Until the end of July, atmosphere researchers from all over Germany will study air pollution above European conurbations. They want to better understand and predict the impacts of pollution on the Earth's atmosphere. Two instruments on board HALO have been developed by researchers of Karlsruhe Ins
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Enterprise models that help alleviate povertyWhile the understanding of how specific business enterprises alleviate poverty continues to grow, research that compares impacts across business models remains scarce.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Some workers 'cyberloaf' if they think they can get away with it, so employers need to get creativeSending personal emails, a bit of online shopping, checking out your friend's holiday snaps on Facebook: if you break up your work day with online activities that aren't work-related, you may be guilty of "cyberloafing".
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Science | The Guardian

How to see the total solar eclipse across America Want to see the total eclipse on 21 August but overwhelmed by advice? Here’s all you need to know The American solar eclipse is less than a fortnight away. It will be visible across the United States during the morning and early afternoon of Monday 21 August. If you’ve never seen a total eclipse of the sun, the chances are that you are going to turn to the internet for some tips on how to make th
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Fossil find suggests this ancient reptile lurked on land, not in the waterAn exquisitely preserved fossil shows that an ancient armored reptile called Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi wasn’t aquatic, as scientists had suspected.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fossil evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in JamaicaRadiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. The short answer: human settlement of its island home.
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Analyzing winter storm risk and resilience in a changing climateThe northeastern United States, marked by dense population centers and extensive infrastructure, is at particular risk for both physical and economic effects of climate hazards, including sea level rise and extreme weather events. While we tend to think of extreme weather largely in terms of tropical cyclones like Superstorm Sandy, the Northeast is also prone to extratropical cyclones – winter sto
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Scientific American Content: Global

It was Necessary and Moral to Use Atomic Weapons against JapanThe bombings 72 years ago this week almost certainly saved vastly more lives than they took -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Parasites, snails may factor in Adirondack moose declineThe apparent declining moose population in New York 's Adirondack Mountains may be caused partly by tiny parasite-transmitting snails eaten by moose as they forage vegetation, according to new research presented by two Cornell undergraduate students at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8.
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Invasive gobies may change Oneida Lake's complexion—againOneida Lake, a kissing cousin to New York's Finger Lakes, may soon get an environmental makeover due to another in a series of invasive species bringing havoc to the body's ecosystem and disturbing its recreational waters.
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Science | The Guardian

If Mary Beard is right, what's happened to the DNA of Africans from Roman Britain? There are many reasons why a genetic legacy might not be seen in contemporary populations – Mary Beard was right to defend the BBC’s cartoon If you have been on social media at all for the last couple of weeks, you are likely aware of what may be one of the silliest controversies ever: whether a dark-skinned man should be present in a BBC cartoon for children about life in Roman Britain. Critics
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Scientific American Content: Global

Giving Dead Migrants a NameBy pushing forensics to its limits, a courageous scientist is attempting to identify the badly decomposed remains of 700 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

Rådgiver til Brinkmann: Vi bliver ikke ”ramt” af robotterneFrygt for at blive udkonkurreret af robotter skaber bekymring i danske virksomheder. Men vi får det bedre, hvis vi fokuserer på alt dét, maskiner ikke kan, siger rådgiver fra Teknologisk Institut.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Moonrise from the space stationFrom his vantage point in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik pointed his camera toward the rising Moon and captured this beautiful image on August 3, 2017.
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Ingeniøren

Tøjkoncern vil opføre Danmarks højeste hus i BrandeBestsellerkoncernen vil bygge et nyt område med butikker, uddannelsesinstitutioner og et mindst 200 meter højt hus med kontorer og hotel i hjembyen Brande.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like starA new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that four Earth-sized planets orbit the nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti, which is about 12 light years away and visible to the naked eye. These planets have masses as low as 1.7 Earth mass, making them among the smallest planets ever detected around nearby sun-like stars. Two of them are super-Earths located in the habitable zone of the s
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Dagens Medicin

PLO håber på overenskomstmøder efter ferien PLO regner med at genoptage kontakten med RLTN efter at have holdt pause fra forhandlingerne over sommerferien.
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The Atlantic

When Success Means Leaving Your Mentor The natural evolution of mentorship isn’t necessarily a lifetime of collaboration. Instead, mentorship is often considered most successful when mentees can take what they’ve learned and use it to branch out on their own. The chef Jeremiah Langhorne spent five years learning from his mentor Sean Brock, the executive chef at the locally sourced Southern restaurant McCrady’s in South Carolina, befor
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The Atlantic

Restaurants Are the New Factories Donald Trump's ideal economy is defined by brawn. He praises steelworkers, speaks wistfully of coal mining, and tweets boastfully about new manufacturing factories. But 200 days into his presidency, the most promising sector of the U.S. labor market isn’t steel-plating. It’s dinner-plating. Restaurant jobs are on fire in 2017, growing faster than health care, construction, or manufacturing. The B
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The Atlantic

Financial Fraud: It Takes Two At a time when Americans are divided on matters of criminal justice, the conviction last week of Martin Shkreli for securities fraud seemed a momentary unifying force. Many were overjoyed to see the widely disliked former hedge-fund manager found guilty, and there was perhaps an additional layer of public satisfaction given how many bankers escaped punishment in the aftermath of the financial cri
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Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate changeAn innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.
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Gizmodo

Einstein's Theory Passes a Massive Test Artist depiction of the three stars orbiting Sgr A* (Image: ESO/M Parsa/L. Calçada) The most basic physical laws you’ve learned—those drafted up by Isaac Newton in the 17th century—don’t work for everything. Once you try to applying them to really fast things moving nearly at the speed of light or things heavier than stars, they start to fall apart. That’s where Albert Einstein’s expanded theory
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Ingeniøren

Amager Bakke-start udskydes igen: Direktøren er skuffet over leverandørenDer er stadig lange udsigter til, at Amager Ressource Center kan overtage affaldsforbrændingsanlægget Amager Bakke. Hen over sommeren har ødelagte fødevandspumper endnu engang udsat idriftsættelsen. Det ærger ARC’s direktør.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Gene drives' could wipe out whole populations of pests in one fell swoopWhat if there was a humane, targeted way to wipe out alien pest species such as mice, rats and rabbits, by turning their own genes on themselves so they can no longer reproduce and their population collapses?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforestsA study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistanceResearchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. The findings have now been published in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 yearsA great deal of evidence relating to ancient climate variation is preserved in proxy data such as tree rings, lake sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, corals and historical documents, and these sources have great significance in evaluating 20th century climate warming in the context of the last two millennia.
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Dagens Medicin

Ændringer i tilskud kan føre til revurdering af 250.000 ordinationerApotekerforeningen frygter administrative gener, hvis forslag til ændringer i lægemiddeltilskud til astma- og KOL-medicin gennemføres som foreslået.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirlOne company in perfectionism-obsessed Japan is claiming it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any rival on the market—12 minutes and counting.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climateThe world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Smartphone screen maker Japan Display cutting 30% of workforceJapan Display said Wednesday it would slash 3,700 jobs, or about 30 percent of its workforce, as the struggling smartphone screen maker's chief executive warned it was the "last chance" for a turnaround.
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Viden

Facebook og Messenger hærges af reklamevirusOndsindet virus har indtaget det sociale medie Facebook og sender virusbefængte beskeder videre.
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Ingeniøren

Rundspørge blandt it-professionelle: Myndigheder skal have bøder for datasjusk Syv ud af ti it-professionelle ønsker mulighed for at give bøde til myndigheder, der overtræder persondataloven. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/rundspoerge-it-professionelle-vil-give-myndigheder-boeder-datasjusk-1078941 Version2
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Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate changeA draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region.
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Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces cullingAn elephant that has killed 15 people in eastern India over a months-long rampage could be shot within days if it is not brought under control, an official said Wednesday.
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Take down: Hackers looking to shut down factories for payThe malware entered the North Carolina transmission plant's computer network via email last August, just as the criminals wanted, spreading like a virus and threatening to lock up the production line until the company paid a ransom.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study in mice may reveal insights into causes of miscarriages for some womenResearchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Scientists develop improved, potentially safer Zika vaccineASU Biodesign Institute scientist Qiang 'Shawn' Chen has led his research team to develop the world's first plant-based Zika vaccine that could be more potent, safer and cheaper to produce than any other efforts to date.
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Ingeniøren

Firmaer tørster efter talent: Behov for nyuddannede og studerende Både it-folk og ingeniører er eftertragtede på månedens liste for nyligt uddannede og studerende. Forsvaret, Siemens, Netcompany, Skat, Rambøll og mange flere har ledige stillinger og studiejob. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/firmaer-toerster-efter-talent-behov-nyuddannede-studerende-9405 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Mysteries of Sun’s corona on view during upcoming eclipse From ground, sky and space, researchers are ready to test latest technologies on the Great American Eclipse. Nature 548 146 doi: 10.1038/548146a
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Citizen scientists chase total solar eclipse Non-scientists are being recruited to collect data on everything from the Sun’s outer atmosphere to animal behaviour. Nature 548 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22415
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Ingeniøren

Mazda: Nu øger vi benzinmotorens effektivitet med 20-30 procentI 2019 kommer en Mazda på markedet med en teknologi, der delvist overflødiggøre tændrøret. Det vil forbedre effektiviteten med 20-30 procent og gøre motoren mere effektiv en de nuværende dieselmotorer.
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Science : NPR

'Pay For Success' Approach Used To Fund A Program That Supports New Moms South Carolina says it will contribute up to $7.5 million to help fund the expansion of the "Nurse-Family Partnership" in the state if the program can show it is improving pregnancy outcomes. (Image credit: Courtesy of Deona Scott)
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Dagens Medicin

Medicinstuderende i Aalborg har live eksamen i almen praksis Som det eneste sted i landet foregår almen praksis eksamen for medicinstuderende i Aalborg live. Det gør eksamen sværere, vurderer ekstern lektor på uddannelsen.
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Dagens Medicin

Lægefaglig hospitalsdirektør: Vi skal overveje værnepligt for læger Stadig flere nyuddannede læger vælger at arbejde i udlandet, og lægemanglen er stor. En tvungen arbejdsperiode i Danmark, en slags værnepligt, kan være en løsning, lyder det fra blandt andre Claus Brøckner Nielsen, lægefaglig direktør på Regionshospital Nordjylland.
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Gizmodo

Top Security Firm May Be Leaking 'Terabytes' of Confidential Data From Fortune 100 Companies [Updated] Photo: Getty A leading American security company and purveyor of anti-malware detection services is waking up to a damning report about a massive vulnerability in its flagship product. The report describes an unimaginable leak, the scope of which covers a wide range of confidential data, including customer credentials and financial records, among other sensitive files. In a blog posted late Tuesd
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Ingeniøren

Det amerikanske forsvar frygter populære kinesiske dronerDroneproducenten DJI afviser, at de opsamler data fra deres droner. Alligevel vil det amerikanske forsvar ikke bruge det kinesiske firmas droner længere.
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Gizmodo

A Band Rocks So Hard Its Music Turns Radioactive in Funny Short The Privates Image: Vimeo Aspiring rock stars The Privates have a problem, and it ain’t the usual band drama. It ain’t even Spinal Tap -style, exploding-drummer drama. It’s the fact that the band’s music hits a strange frequency in the precise right way to generate radioactive energy. So, uh, should they still play that house party or what? Dylan Allen’s short is very funny—it’s really more about the dynamics
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Dagens Medicin

Ung Ærø-læge: Vi har mange flere af de ting, der er sjove Som nynedsat læge på Ærø oplever Iza Alfredsen, hvordan man ikke uden videre kan henvise patienten til en skadestue, hvis en skulder for eksempel er gået af led. Det giver større faglige udfordringer for Alfredsen, og det er netop det, som har fået hende til at vælge en karriere på en ø, der længe har kæmpet med rekrutteringsproblemer.
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Ars Technica

ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto / Getty Images News ) Lawyers representing a man convicted of six robberies in the Detroit area have now filed their opening brief at the Supreme Court in one of the most important digital privacy cases in recent years. This case, Carpenter v. United States , asks a simple question: is it OK for police to seize and search 127 days of cell-site location information (CSLI)
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Ingeniøren

Rundspørge: VR-briller og wearables er for alvor på vej ind i industrienVR-briller og andre former for wearable-teknologi bliver ifølge en rundspørge blandt 1.100 fremstillingsvirksomheder en del af dagligdagen på hvert andet fabriksgulv om fem år.
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Dagens Medicin

Første professor i åndelig omsorg til kræftpatienter Nyt professoratet i Eksistentiel og Åndelig Omsorg er forankret ved Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis ved Syddansk Universitet.
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Dagens Medicin

Marihuana øger risiko for at dø af forhøjet blodtrykFolk, der har et forbrug af rusmidlet marihuana, tredobler deres risiko for at dø af forhøjet blodtryk, viser resultaterne fra et nyt studie.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Marijuana associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertensionMarijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt ledelsesteam i Kirurgisk Center på Regionshospitalet Randers Anne-Sofie Kannerup er ny ledende overlæge.
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube

Randy Schekman (HHMI & UCB) 3: How human cells secrete small RNAs in extracellular vesicles Part 1: The Secretory Pathway: How cells package and traffic proteins for export: Randy Schekman overviews the secretory pathway and reviews historical experiments that shaped our molecular understanding of this pathway. Part 2: Genes and proteins required for secretion: Randy Schekman explains how his laboratory used baker’s yeast to uncover major proteins involved in the secretory pathway, and
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube

Randy Schekman (HHMI & UCB) 2: Genes and proteins required for secretion Part 1: The Secretory Pathway: How cells package and traffic proteins for export: Randy Schekman overviews the secretory pathway and reviews historical experiments that shaped our molecular understanding of this pathway. Part 2: Genes and proteins required for secretion: Randy Schekman explains how his laboratory used baker’s yeast to uncover major proteins involved in the secretory pathway, and
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Randy Schekman (HHMI & UCB) 1: Secretory Pathway: How cells package & traffic proteins for export Part 1: The Secretory Pathway: How cells package and traffic proteins for export: Randy Schekman overviews the secretory pathway and reviews historical experiments that shaped our molecular understanding of this pathway. Part 2: Genes and proteins required for secretion: Randy Schekman explains how his laboratory used baker’s yeast to uncover major proteins involved in the secretory pathway, and
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Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunesWith a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice wine and boasts about his projected earnings.
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Patagotitan mayorum: New study describes the biggest dinosaur everA study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.
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Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sportsWith new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

US trade commission probing Qualcomm iPhone complaintThe US International Trade Commission on Tuesday said it will look into Qualcomm's complaint that Apple is violating its patents in some iPhones.
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New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, WyomingOne of the world's fastest supercomputers is helping scientists better understand the sun's behavior and predict weather months in advance but also got touted Tuesday as an important tool for diversifying Wyoming's economy, which has seen better days.
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US scientists contradict Trump's climate claimsAs President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods.
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Motorhead's 'Lemmy' has dino croc named after himA team of music-mad scientists unveiled an extinct, sea-dwelling crocodile from the Jurassic period on Wednesday, which they named in honour of Motorhead lead singer Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister who died in 2015.
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Strong quake strikes southwest China, 13 dead, 175 injuredA strong earthquake shook a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national park, killing 13 people, injuring 175 others and knocking out power and phone networks.
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State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandalEvidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Turning homes into power stations could cut household fuel bills by more than 60 percent: reportEnergy bills could be cut by more than 60% - saving the average household over £600 a year—if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report published today has revealed.
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Forget ‘the environment’: we need new words to convey life’s wonders | George Monbiot Language is crucial to how we perceive the natural world. Help me to find better ways of describing nature and our relationships with it so we can better defend it If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomit, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them. Related: The word-hoard: Rob
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Gizmodo

Leaked Emails Reveal Bill de Blasio Gets Kind of Dad-Feisty When His Staff Forgets to Help Him Speak Spanish Photo: AP On Tuesday, notorious rag the New York Post took a swing at the king , publishing excerpts from emails sent by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to staffers and claiming that the emails proved beyond all doubt de Blasio is an “imperious bully of a boss who threatens his underlings with dire punishment if they fail to meet his demands.” Spoilers: This particular political email controversy is rea
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Parents' disagreements about bedtime can affect coparenting relationshipPositive parental teamwork is key to promoting healthy child development, but when mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to their infants in the middle of the night, the coparenting relationship can suffer, says a group of researchers.
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Early puberty may mean less time in education for girlsThe age at which girls have their first period may influence how long they stay in education.
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Managers can help prevent employees from working while sickA new study indicates that managerial support can help prevent employees who work extremely hard out of an obsessive drive ('workaholics') from forcing themselves to attend work when feeling sick.
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Researchers examine contaminants in hunted wildlifeConcerning environmental contaminants, game species are not subject to the same safety testing as commercially marketed livestock.
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The ethics of animal researchThe ethics pertaining to animal research have evolved over centuries, but there is still need for refining and improving them.
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Apathy is common and may decrease life expectancy in nursing home patientsIn a study of nursing home patients, apathy was linked with an increased risk of dying over a four-month period, even after controlling for depression.
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Report confirms 2016 was another warm yearA new report published in Weather confirms that 2016 was another exceptionally warm year, with global temperature having reached 0.77± 0.09 degrees C above its level between 1961 and 1990.
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Finger prick test allows patients taking autoimmune drug to avoid blood drawsA new study shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions who take the drug adalimumab can monitor drug levels in their bodies with a finger prick rather than undergoing a full blood draw.
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Weight loss surgery's effects on bone marrow fat and bone massBone marrow fat is thought to regulate bone metabolism, and high levels of marrow fat are seen in states of low bone mass, severe underweight, and diabetes.
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Study compares treatment and outcomes in asthma patients in 2 countriesIn two countries with a Western lifestyle, similar health systems, and similar asthma prevalence, investigators observed differences in asthma management and treatment costs, despite comparable outcomes.
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Vitamin therapy may help prevent melanomaA new review highlights the potential of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals.
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Young breast cancer patients undergoing breast conserving surgery see improved prognosisA new analysis indicates that breast cancer prognoses have improved over time in young women treated with breast conserving surgery.
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Eating disorders linked to increased risk of theft and other criminal behaviorIn an analysis of nearly 960,000 females, individuals with eating disorders were more likely to be convicted of theft and other crimes.
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Prairie-chicken nests appear unaffected by wind energy facilityWind energy development in the Great Plains is increasing, spurring concern about its potential effects on grassland birds, the most rapidly declining avian group in North America. However, a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that for one grassland bird species of concern -- the greater prairie-chicken -- wind energy infrastructure has little to no effect on nesting.
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Mind-Controlled VR Game Really WorksStartup Neurable is making a strange sci-fi virtual-reality video game in which you select objects with your brain.
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“Alexa, Understand Me”Voice-based AI devices aren’t just jukeboxes with attitude. They could become the primary way we interact with our machines.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Report confirms 2016 was another warm yearA new report published in Weather confirms that 2016 was another exceptionally warm year, with global temperature having reached 0.77± 0.09?C above its level between 1961 and 1990. Although 2016 was not measurably warmer than 2015, both 2015 and 2016 were clearly warmer than any other year in the record.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Managers can help prevent employees from working while sickA new study indicates that managerial support can help prevent employees who work extremely hard out of an obsessive drive ('workaholics') from forcing themselves to attend work when feeling sick. Such support from managers can also help address work-family conflict in workaholics.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers examine contaminants in hunted wildlifeConcerning environmental contaminants, game species are not subject to the same safety testing as commercially marketed livestock. A recent study sampled feral pigs, gray squirrels, and waterfowl from relatively uncontaminated habitats and areas of contamination.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Prairie-chicken nests appear unaffected by wind energy facilityWind energy development in the Great Plains is increasing, spurring concern about its potential effects on grassland birds, the most rapidly declining avian group in North America. However, a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that for one grassland bird species of concern—the Greater Prairie-Chicken—wind energy infrastructure has little to no effect on nesting. Instea
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That Wave of Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats Might Have Been Bought in Bitcoin on AlphaBay Jewish men stand outside Brooklyn’s Jewish Children’s Museum after a bomb threat on March 9, 2017. Photo: AP Earlier this year, authorities accused 18-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen Michael Kadar of being the individual behind a terrifying, nationwide wave of bomb threats at predominantly Jewish schools and community centers. This week, it emerged authorities also believe Kadar was advertising
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Løsrevne IC4-pumper skaber stadig problemer for DSBArbejdet med at forhindre hydraulikpumperne på IC4 i igen at rive sig løs og falde ned på skinnerne under kørslen betyder, at DSB ikke kan sende nok IC4-tog i drift. DSB har fundet en løsning, men problemet er først endeligt løst i 2019.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Playing with your brain: Negative impact of some action video gamesHuman-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?
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Some land conservation measures unpopular among property ownersWhile popular with conservation groups, coastal easements that prevent development in order to protect marshland from changes brought about by climate change and rising sea levels are not favored by property owners. The findings, based on the results of surveys conducted in 2015 of 1,002 owners of Connecticut coastal properties, suggest that relying on education about sea level rise and the ecosys
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Sleep disorders linked to preterm birth in large California studyPregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

'Killer peptide' discovered that helps eliminate resistant cancer cellsWhen therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a 'killer peptide' that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells, new research indicates.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate changeThe effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast, new research indicates.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Longevity hormone boosts memory and protects against brain aging in miceIn a study that augues well for the therapeutic potential of klotho -- a life-extending protein hormone that a minority of people naturally produce at high levels -- scientists have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.
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Human gut microbe may lead to treatment for multiple sclerosisA human gut microbe may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, report scientists in a new article.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detectionFor more than 20 years, researchers have been working on sources of terahertz radiation that can be etched onto microchips. In a new article, they now describe a novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers by 80 percent.
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Can a Zika outbreak be sustained sexually? It's complicatedUnlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection, with men retaining the virus 10 times longer in their semen than women do in their vaginal fluids. According to research, populations least likely to get tested for Zika could sustain a silent outbreak.
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Gizmodo

Leaked Documents Show The New Nissan Leaf Is Cheaper, Less Powerful Than The Tesla Model 3 And Chevy Bolt Photo via . As other automakers and electric-minded newcomers continue to take a swing at replacing the everyday commuter car with something powered solely with batteries, Nissan seems to be interested in staying in a smaller part of the slowly-growing EV segment with its upcoming next-generation Leaf . We caught a glimpse of the new Leaf’s design earlier this week, and now it seems specification
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Fired Google Memo Writer Took Part in Controversial, 'Sexist' Skit While at Harvard for Which Administration Issued Formal Apology Image: Getty / Gizmodo Google fired software engineer James Damore on Monday after his 10-page anti-diversity screed went viral within the company. According to emails obtained by Gizmodo, and accounts from four individuals who attended a Ph.D program retreat with Damore, this is not the first time he offended his peers with sexist ideologies. According to emails provided to Gizmodo, Andrew Murra
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Ars Technica

Valve announces Artifact, a Dota-themed digital card game Enlarge / Want more info on Valve's upcoming card-battling game Artifact ? Too bad! All you get for now is this logo. (credit: Valve ) Rather than wait until the end of The International, the major Dota 2 tournament taking place in Seattle all week , to announce major Dota news, Valve surprise-announced an entirely new video game on the event's second, early-rounds evening. "It's not Half-Life 3
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Google Manifesto Author James Damore Just Might Have a Legal CaseJames Damore has filed complaint with NLRB and says his firing violated California law.
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Big Think

Worldwide Sperm Counts Are Dropping at an Alarming Rate A new study shows sperm counts have dropped by 59% globally over the last 40 years. Read More
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Inside Science

BRIEF: Tracking Penguins by the Tail BRIEF: Tracking Penguins by the Tail Chemical signatures in penguin tail feathers reveal where the birds go in winter months. penguinforensics_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: M. Polito, LSU Rights information: This photo may only be republished in conjunction with this Inside Science story. Creature Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 20:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- At the end of the Anta
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Surprise, This Sig Sauer Pistol That 'Won't Fire Unless You Want It To' Fires When You Drop It Photo: TexasWarhawk/ Wikimedia Commons Firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer is offering a “voluntary upgrade” to owners of its P320 line of semi-automatic pistols, which have been on the market since 2014, after they became aware that the damn things fire when dropped on the ground. Per CNBC , Sig Sauer admitted on Tuesday that dropping the pistols could cause an “unintentional discharge” and said it
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Church floodlights are driving away the bats that roost thereChurches are often floodlit at night to show off their architecture – but the lights are preventing bats from roosting in the ancient buildings
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New Scientist - News

Penguin tail feathers reveal secrets of where they swim for foodConservationists need to track penguin populations, but tagging hundreds of birds is impractical. A technique borrowed from forensics offers a solution
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Largest ever dinosaur may have been as long as 7 elephantsAnalysis of fossils from six Patagotitan mayorum dinosaurs suggests the animals may have weighed 62 tonnes and measured more than 35 metres from nose to tail
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Penguin forensicsKnowing where and how Antarctic penguins, and other seabirds and marine predators, migrate is critical for conservation efforts. Although electronic tracking devices have helped scientists track marine animals' migration patterns, the devices can be expensive, invasive for the animal and challenging to retrieve. Scientists have discovered a new and potentially better way to track where penguins go
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Ars Technica

No Man’s Sky version 1.3 is live, adds “joint exploration,“ more [updated] Hello Games Update, Friday, August 11 : No Man's Sky version 1.3 is now live for players on PC and PlayStation 4. "30 hours" of campaign plot have been added, Hello Games says, and other updates to the game support that increased plot content, including new types of missions and an interstellar "politics" map that looks at economies and warring alien factions. Arguably the most intriguing update
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The Atlantic

Why North Korea Is Threatening Guam North Korea said Wednesday it was considering using intermediate-range ballistic missiles near Guam, the U.S. territory that is home to strategic military installations, dramatically raising tensions with the United States. The country’s military said it was “carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballist
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Live Science

Ginormous, 70-Ton Titanosaur Is the Largest Dinosaur on RecordAbout 100 million years ago, when flowering plants had diversified into an array of blossoms, the largest known land animal — a massive, long-necked titanosaur — stomped around, searching for plants it could eat to fuel its enormous body.
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Live Science

Titanosaur Photos: Meet the Largest Dinosaur on RecordThere's a heavyweight champion in the books: Patagotitan mayorum, a long-necked titanosaur, is not only the world's largest dinosaur on record but also the largest known land-dwelling animal in history, a new study finds.
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Live Science

Glen Campbell's Death: How Does Alzheimer's Kill?Country music legend Glen Campbell has died at age 81 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his family announced today.
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Popular Science

Bats are disappearing from churches in Sweden, and that's not a good thing Animals Shining a light isn't always the enlightened thing to do. Bats in Europe are regular churchgoers. Or, at the very least, they were before the enlightenment.
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Turning homes into power stations could cut household fuel bills by more than 60 percent -- reportEnergy bills could be cut by more than 60 percent -- saving the average household over £600 a year -- if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report published today has revealed. The concept has already been proven and is operating successfully on a building in Swansea: the UK's first energy-positive classroom.
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State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandalEvidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.
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Eradicating exotic pests with 'infertility genes' may be possibleUniversity of Adelaide researchers have shown that it may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a negative gene -- a technique known as gene drive. The researchers showed by computer simulation that a single introduction of 100 mice carrying a gene drive causing sterility could eradicate an island mouse population of 50,000 individuals within four
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Penguin forensics: Tracking the winter whereabouts of penguins by analyzing tail feathersKnowing where and how Antarctic penguins, and other seabirds and marine predators, migrate is critical for conservation efforts. Although electronic tracking devices have helped scientists track marine animals' migration patterns, the devices can be expensive, invasive for the animal and challenging to retrieve. Scientists have discovered a new and potentially better way to track where penguins go
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Eradicating exotic pests with 'infertility genes' may be possibleUniversity of Adelaide researchers have shown that it may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a negative gene - a technique known as gene drive.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Penguin feathers record migration routeScientists study the chemistry of penguin plumage to track the birds' movements.
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The Atlantic

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found In 2013, an old Argentinian shepherd named Aureliano Hernandez found a fossilized bone protruding from a rock at the farm where he worked. The remains of giant dinosaurs festoon Argentina’s landscape, and knowing the strict rules that govern such fossils, the farm’s owners—the Mayo family—contacted local paleontologists. By the time the team arrived, Hernandez had passed away. He never knew that
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PHOTOS: A 'Massive' Wildfire Is Now Blazing In Greenland NASA satellites detected the blaze just over a week ago. Since then, the rare wildfire in western Greenland has continued to burn through a region far better known for its ice and snow. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)
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July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the WestJuly was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.
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North Korea's Miniature Nuke Spells Big Trouble For the WorldNow that North Korea can miniaturize a nuke, it's time to tread very, very carefully.
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What's the Logic Behind Trump's Threat to North Korea? Members of Donald Trump’s administration have repeatedly signaled that they might be willing to use military force against North Korea—even if it inflicted on the Korean peninsula the worst human catastrophe in living memory—if it meant preventing Kim Jong Un from acquiring the capability to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon. But on Tuesday, the president himself did something differ
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Warning Words What We’re Following North Korea: President Trump said that threats to the U.S. from North Korea would “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” after The Washington Post reported that the country had produced a miniature nuclear warhead to fit inside its missiles. The news comes just days after the United Nations imposed strict new sanctions on North Korea, but even these measure
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The Guy Disguised as a Car Seat Is Part of a Virginia Study on Autonomous VehiclesA goofy way to get vital answers.
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New research shows indigenous peoples are much more likely to be infected by hepatitis B and/or CA new meta-analysis of global hepatitis data -- presented at this year's World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska, USA -- shows that indigenous peoples are up to 10 times more likely to be infected by viral hepatitis than the general population in their respective countries.
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Cherokee Nation American Indian Tribe showing it is possible to eliminate hepatitis CThe Cherokee Nation American Indian population is aiming to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) among its tribal citizens, where already almost half have been screened for the virus and around one quarter of those estimated to be infected have already been cured. The tribe will present its progress at the World Indigenous People's Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Gizmodo

How to Make a Jon Snow Cloak Out of an IKEA Rug Image credit: HBO I bet you, like me, took a gander at the cloaks of the Night’s Watch on Game of Thrones and thought “Damn, if they weren’t so flea-infested and covered in the blood of the dead I’d wear that in a heartbeat. Where do I even get a cloak like that?” Well you can fashion a cloak of your own the same way the show’s costume designer does: with SKOLD and LUDDE sheepskin rugs from frigg
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Popular Science

Your kitchen sponge could have more bacteria than a toilet seat Science Five of the ten most abundant bacteria species are categorized as potential pathogens. A study by German researchers shows that kitchen sponges could host potentially pathogenic bacteria, and oftentimes sanitizing doesn't help knock them out.
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The Atlantic

The Sound of an Atomic Bomb Popular imagery of the atom bomb is oddly sterile. For all we know of the horrors of nuclear weapons, the visual that’s most often evoked is ethereal, if ominous: a silent, billowing cloud, aloft in black and white. The reasons for this are understandable. Nuclear weapons have been tested far more often than they’ve been used against people. And the only two times they were used in warfare—in Hir
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Are These Survivalists Hungry Enough To Eat Cactus For Breakfast? #NakedAndAfraid | Thursdays at 9p Warm, slimy, prickly pears provide a bitter snack for the survivalists. At least it's an option. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://tw
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What's So Great About Mechanical Keyboards There’s been a lot of talk on Kotaku about mechanical keyboards over the past six months, talking about customizing them, building them and making them pretty . We put together a little video to explain why many of us are so smitten with those clicky keys. In the video you’ll hear me explaining how important keyboards are in this digital age and why the rest of the world is starting to pick up on
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Gizmodo

President Trump Moves Doomsday Clock to Half Past 'Oh My God' Photo: AP After The Washington Post reported that North Korea is believed to have successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon to fit inside its functioning missiles, President Trump addressed the news while speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon. There was absolutely nothing reassuring about his comments. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” said Trump. “They will be
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Fire and Fury Today in 5 Lines President Trump warned that North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continues to threaten the United States. Earlier in the day, North Korea said it would take “physical action” in retaliation against newly imposed sanctions. Trump also vowed that the United States “will win” the fight against the opioid epidemic, but introduced no new pol
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Internal Messages Show Some Google Employees Supported James Damore’s ManifestoLeaked internal messages show that several coworkers rallied around James Damore's now-infamous Google memo.
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Ars Technica

US government’s grim climate summary draft gets unofficially published Enlarge (credit: NASA ) In 1990, during the presidency of the first George Bush, Congress passed the Global Change Research Act . Along with reorganizing government-funded climate research, the Act stipulates that, every four years, the federal agencies involved provide an update on the state of climate science. It has been four years, and the next report's draft has been completed and has underg
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Insomnia linked to premature birth in study of 3 million mothers Women with sleep disorders were about twice as likely to deliver babies more than six weeks early. Nature 548 145 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22419
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Sleep disorders linked to preterm birth in large California studyPregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco.
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The Atlantic

Why Trump Is Wholly Unsuited to the North Korea Crisis For months, worried observers of the Trump administration have wondered what would happen when the president first faced a bona fide, urgent international crisis out of his own control. This week, the world seems terrifyingly close to getting an answer. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions on North Korea. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that the North Kor
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Popular Science

Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: This affordable, indoor cam is smarter than it looks Gadgets Backup storage in the form of an SD card is a nice touch. This affordable indoor security camera lacks resolution but has a robust feature set overall.
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Gizmodo

Disney Is Planning to Pull All of Its Movies From Netflix and Start Its Own Streaming Service [Updated] The original programming might have been a bit grim, but Jan Dodonna thought his Disney subscription was worth every credit. Image: Lucasfilm It’s barely been a year since Netflix became the exclusive site for streaming Disney movies. Now, in a stunning reversal, the House of Mouse has announced it plans to pull its films from the service and start up one of its own in 2019. Announced during its
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Fired Google engineer files complaint, weighs legal options (Update)A 28-year-old former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences said Tuesday he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over his treatment.
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Ars Technica

Disney to give Netflix the white-gloved Mickey middle finger in 2019 Enlarge / “O-ho! Oh boy! We're leaving Netflix!” (credit: Aurich / Disney / Netflix ) Disney's latest quarterly report included a major announcement about its online video-streaming plans—and how sharply they will diverge from the company's current Netflix partnership. Starting in 2019, Disney will operate its own paid video-streaming service. This news came about as Disney announced on Tuesday t
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Gizmodo

A Meme Shared on an Internal Google Meme Network Depicted a Leaker Being Beaten A Google engineer was fired yesterday after he wrote a memo arguing that women are biologically less suited for software engineering jobs compared to men and that Google’s diversity efforts are misguided. The engineer’s memo was circulated widely inside the company on Google+ and on an internal meme generator, Memegen, before Gizmodo published it on Saturday . Shortly after Gizmodo published the
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New Cyberattack Could Take Out Solar Arrays
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Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.
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Solar Arrays Found to Be Vulnerable to Cyberattack
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate changeA new study by scientists at Portland State University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast.
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The Great Solar Eclipse of 2017Millions of people will view this spectacular event in person. Will you be one of them? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fallout board game announced as competitive four-player RPG adventure Fallout Is it better to be alone than in bad company? We'll find out once we learn more about the co-op specific parts of the Fallout board game in "Q4 2017." (credit: Fantasy Flight Games / Bethesda Softworks) Time to start saving up your bottle caps, because the Fallout RPG series is getting its first real board game soon. Fantasy Flight Games teased a familiar-looking "please stand by" image o
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Baby, It's Cold Inside AC is central to American life — more than 8 out of 10 homes have it. (Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Price Mistake! Get Splatoon 2 For Just $41, While It Lasts Splatoon 2 , $48 for Prime members. Discount shown at checkout. Update 8/8 - This is almost surely a price mistake, but it’s currently ringing up at $41 for Prime members . Splatoon 2 is out for the Nintendo Switch, and it’s even better than the original . If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, Prime members can still save 20% on a physical copy, which brings it down to $48 (discount shown at check
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Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate changeA new study by scientists at Portland State University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has found that the effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast.
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Youthful plasticity restored to brains of adult miceLike the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex. The study shows that manipulating a single gene triggers the shift, revealing it as a target for new treatments to recover the brain's youthful potential.
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Development of molecular container with caps that can regulate uptake/release of objectsScientists have designed a host-guest system using a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state for on-demand and time-programmable control of molecular functions, and synthesized a macrocyclic metallohost that has anion caps at both sides of the cation-binding site. The anion caps effectively inhibit the guest uptake/release so that we can easily make a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state. G
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Are learning and unlearning bedfellows?We know that sleep helps us integrate knowledge acquired during the day. But can we learn new things while sleeping? By exposing subjects to repeated auditory stimuli, a team of researchers has just demonstrated that the brain is capable of learning such sound patterns during certain sleep stages -- though they may be forgotten during deep sleep.
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New battery is activated by your spitResearchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
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Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noiseFor babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorize them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers have now discovered that babies can even associate them with meanings the first time -- much earlier than supposed
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Dino hips discovery unravels species riddleOne of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its stead. A new discovery leaves North America's paleontology community in upheaval.
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One broadband choice still counts as “competition” after court decision Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Dimitri Otis ) A Federal Communications Commission decision to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market can remain in place after a federal judge denied a petition to halt the FCC order. The FCC's Republican majority in April imposed a new standard that deems certain local markets competitive even when they have only one broadband provider. In
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New Research Shows Yoga Helps Alleviate Depression A number of studies presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association verify yoga's role in curbing depression. Read More
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Researchers use TACC supercomputers to uncover the genetic roots of Yellow Canopy SyndromeSince 2011, a mysterious illness known as Yellow Canopy Syndrome, or YCS, has afflicted Australian sugarcane. The condition causes the mid-canopy leaves of otherwise healthy plants to rapidly turn yellow to a degree that the plant's sugar yield can decrease by up to 30 percent.
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Can AI prevent the spread of HIV in homeless youth?There are nearly 2 million youth who spend at least one night homeless each year in the United States. An estimated 7 percent of homeless youth are likely to be HIV positive.
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Can AI prevent the spread of HIV in homeless youth?Researchers from the USC Center for AI for Society (CAIS), a joint research initiative between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have developed algorithms that are over 150 percent more effective in spreading public health information than methods currently used by many social service agencies
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U.S. Already Feeling Consequences Of Global Warming, Draft Report Finds The document, which was leaked ahead of publication, states that humans are causing climate change. The findings are at odds with statements by President Trump and key members of his administration. (Image credit: Stephane Mahe/Reuters)
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Asian hornet to colonize UK within 2 decades without actionThe yellow legged or Asian hornet -- a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects -- could rapidly colonize the UK unless its spread is combated, according to new research.
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Even bacteria have baggage, and understanding that is key to fighting superbugsNew research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. The study demonstrates how different adaptation histories of bacterial pathogens to antibiotics leads to distinct evolutionary dynamics of multi-drug resistance.
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Like father like son? How we balance work, family life may be learned from our parentsThe extent to which we prioritize work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study.
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Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first and oldest fossil diving birdTwo brothers from a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, made the discovery of their lives -- the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. Identified as a new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum.
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Kayaking Through an Abandoned Shipwreck Is Like Discovering an Ancient Alien Spaceship GIF Mother Nature has done a good job at dotting the planet with hidden caves and caverns that yield amazing footage once they’re discovered . Humans have created similarly spectacular secret locales, albeit accidentally, as this kayaker discovered while paddling through the abandoned MV E Evangelia cargo ship off the coast of Romania. It’s lacking the hanging stalactites you’d find in an ancient
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Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by AmpliconThe shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.
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NYITCOM researcher discovers potential cancer treatment breakthroughIn a July issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Dong Zhang Ph.D., associate professor of Biomedical Sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) and a team of researchers detail findings that suggest new synthetic lethal interactions could inhibit the growth of tumors in mesenchymal cells, cells that develop into conn
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The mystery of the yellowing sugarcaneSince 2011, a mysterious illness known as Yellow Canopy Syndrome (YCS) has afflicted Australian sugarcane causing $40 million in losses. Researchers from The University of Texas at Tyler and Sugar Research Australia used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to perform large-scale investigations of the sugarcane genome. They detected signals in the data that could indicate a bacter
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Here's What It's Like to Be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASAJohn Rummel, a biology professor at East Carolina University, reflects on his experiences as NASA's planetary protection officer, a job that requires a lot of science, but no alien combat.
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Suspected sextortionist hiding behind Tor is outed by booby-trapped video Enlarge (credit: Al Ibrahim ) The FBI used a booby-trapped video to identify a California man who allegedly used the Tor network to anonymously extort sexually explicit material from minors online. Buster Hernandez, 26, of Bakersfield, California, allegedly ran his sextortion campaign since at least 2012. It came to the attention of the FBI in late 2015 when the suspect allegedly used Facebook to
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Rocket Lab says ground equipment marred New Zealand launchA California aerospace company says a rocket it launched from New Zealand last May did not reach orbit because a problem with ground equipment caused a loss of telemetry that forced range safety officials to terminate the flight.
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James Damore, Fired for Writing the 'Google Memo,' Just Might SueGoogle dismissed Damore for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" in a memo he posted to internal forums last week.
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Ready Player One Finds The Bleak Limits Of Nostalgia Illustration by Angelica Alzona/GMG It’s not hard to fracture the internet with a movie adaptation of a popular bad book. They’re made into movies all the time. They read like screenplays because they skip complex language that defies being replaced with pictures, and producers can’t resist a baked-in audience, which creates a baked-in counter-audience of critics. These people then meet online an
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Apple will reportedly release an LTE Apple Watch: reportApple will reportedly introduce an Apple Watch with LTE capabilities later this year, according to a report Friday.
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A look at Rwanda’s genocide helps explain why ordinary people kill their neighborsNew research on the 1994 Rwanda genocide overturns assumptions about why people participate in genocide. A sense of duty, not blind obedience, drives many perpetrators.
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Climate Change's Impact in the US? It's Already Here, Scientists SayThe impacts of climate change across the U.S. are dramatic, according to a new report.
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Trump and the Chickenhawk Chronicles Late last night I did an item arguing that Donald Trump represented a classic “chickenhawk” figure from the Vietnam era—someone who didn’t complain about the war, as long as it didn’t inconvenience him personally. With that background behind him, I claimed, it was all the more unseemly for Trump to criticize what anyone else had done in that era, from the long-time prisoner of war John McCain to
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The Urgent Message of M.I.A.'s Kala at 10 The story of M.I.A.’s Kala is one of being locked out of somewhere and having a great time anyways. The London rapper Maya Arulpragasam had planned to record the follow-up to her acclaimed 2005 debut Arular in the United States largely with the legendary producer Timbaland, but she said that immigration authorities prevented her entry. It’s hard to verify why that was the case—she’d been to Ameri
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Canary Islands keep beaches open despite algae bloomAuthorities in Spain's Canary Islands kept beaches open to the public Tuesday but warned holidaymakers against touching potentially irritating microalgae blooms that have infested the waters.
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Draft US report says extreme storms driven by climate changeDirectly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of heat waves, heavy rains and other extreme weather over the last four decades.
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New study discovers 'killer peptide' that helps eliminate resistant cancer cellsA new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a 'killer peptide' that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells.
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Sign language orangutan dead at 39Chantek, a male orangutan that learned to communicate in sign language, has died at the age of 39, a US zoo announced.
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NASA program gives students access to astronautsOn June 23, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer spoke with 22 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, while he was aboard the International Space Station. More than 400 people attended the event, with many more watching live footage online.
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NASA's scientific balloon program reaches new heightsFor decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with ballooning origins that will fly on the International Space Station.
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Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detectionTerahertz radiation—the band of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and visible light—has promising applications in medical and industrial imaging and chemical detection, among other uses.
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Disney's 'Magic Bench' Puts You in the Picture with Animated FiguresTake a seat on a new "Magic Bench" designed by Disney Research, and interact with animated characters — no special glasses or headsets required.
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Why Your Moscow Mule Drink May Be HazardousYour Moscow mule cocktail may look pretty in a copper mug, but officials in Iowa say that using copper containers for this beverage could be hazardous.
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New ‘golden rice’ offers 3 micronutrients A new version of genetically modified rice contains multiple micronutrients, rather than just one, overcoming a limitation of early modified rice plants. Almost 50 percent of people globally eat rice to meet their daily calorie needs. While a meal of rice stops hunger, it contains very few essential micronutrients, if any. As a consequence, large segments of the human population are malnourished,
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Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first and oldest fossil diving birdDuring a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives - the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country.
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The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time GIF Image: Gizmodo We’ve all been forced to do it: create a password with at least so many characters, so many numbers, so many special characters, and maybe an uppercase letter. Guess what? The guy who invented these standards nearly 15 years ago now admits that they’re basically useless. He is also very sorry . The man in question is Bill Burr, a former manager at the National Institute of Stan
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Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detectionFor more than 20 years, Qing Hu, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and his group have been working on sources of terahertz radiation that can be etched onto microchips. In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, members of Hu's group and colleagues at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Toronto describe a novel design that boosts the powe
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Did North Korea Just Inch Closer to the 'Red Line'? Updated at 3:34 p.m. ET Last month, when North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching the U.S., experts said Pyongyang would be able to fit those ICBMs with nuclear warheads by next year. That assessment dramatically shortened the timeline on previous assessments predicting that the North was on track to have that capability by the end of Trump’s first te
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Possible Anti-Aging Brain Therapy Shows Promise in MiceOld animals injected with the hormone component klotho learn and remember better -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tiny detector is 1st to see neutrinos bump nucleus In 1974, a physicist predicted a new way for ghostly particles called neutrinos to interact with matter. More than four decades later, the world’s smallest neutrino detector has observed the elusive interaction for the first time. Neutrinos are a challenge to study because their interactions with matter are so rare. Particularly elusive has been what’s known as coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus s
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What's Your Destination For The Solar Eclipse? What's Your Destination For The Solar Eclipse? There’s still time -- book a spot to see the upcoming total solar eclipse. What Is Your Destination For The Solar Eclipse? Video of What Is Your Destination For The Solar Eclipse? Space Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 14:30 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- If you haven’t heard about the total solar eclipse coming to America this summe
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The Best Beats Alternative Just Got Better All images: Adam Clark Estes/Gizmodo A couple years ago, I declared the JBL Everest Elite 700 the best alternative to the pricier, trickier Beats . They sound great, cost less, and even look a heck of a lot like the Beats Studio Wireless. Now, JBL has released a new model that offers even more—the Everest Elite 750NC—and boy are they excellent. The most noticeable difference between the $250 Ever
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One fall too manyAdults age 65 and older who go to the emergency department (ED) for a fall-related injury are not likely to participate in a fall prevention program after being discharged, despite being given a flyer for a local program before leaving the hospital.
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New genes discovered regulating brain metastases in lung cancerResearchers set out to find which genes can regulate the cells that initiate brain metastases, the genes that are sending the signal to leave the lung tumour, go into the blood stream, invade the blood-brain barrier and form a tumour in the brain.
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Magnetic fields turn up the heat on bacterial biofilmsA short exposure to an alternating magnetic field might someday replace multiple surgeries and weeks of IV antibiotics as treatment for stubborn infections on artificial joints, new research suggests.
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Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first and oldest fossil diving birdTwo brothers from a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, made the discovery of their lives -- the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. Identified as a new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum. The scientific paper describing the find -- entitled 'The oldest Asian Hesperornithiform from the Upper Cretaceous of Japan, and the phylogenetic reassessment of Hesperornithif
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Even bacteria have baggage -- and understanding that is key to fighting superbugsNew research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. The study, publishing August 8 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Phillip Yen and Jason Papin at the University of Virginia demonstrates how different adaptation histories of bacterial pathogens to antibiotics leads to distinct evolutionary dynamics of multi-drug resistance.
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Closing Down a Notorious Heroin Camp in Philadelphia Earlier this year, AFP photographer Dominick Reuter and Getty photographer Spencer Platt both visited the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to photograph “El Campamento,” one of the largest open-air drug markets and shooting galleries on the East Coast, before it was shut down. According to Getty: “People come from throughout the city, and some as far away as the Midwest, for
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Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript The York Gospels were assembled more than a thousand years ago. Bound in leather, illustrated, and illuminated, the book contains the four gospels of the Bible as well as land records and oaths taken by clergymen who read, rubbed, and kissed its pages over centuries. The Archbishops of York still swear their oaths on this book. The York Gospels are also, quite literally, a bunch of old cow and sh
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All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com Image: Gizmodo From snapping photos with a cellphone to streaming music through a browser, much of the tech trickery we take for granted in 2017 looks simple on the surface but involves a complex series of computations and calculations behind the scenes to make the magic happen. As an example, take Google.com . You not might think much of visiting the most well-known search engine in your browser
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Memo to all tech bros: Sexism, not biology, holds women backWomen are not biologically predestined to be bit players in tech firms no matter what one (ex) Google engineer thinks of diversity programmes, says Lara Williams
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How to share huge files online DIY For serious data dumps. If you want to move large files from one place to another, you need a service that can handle lots of bytes. Here are the best options for sharing all that data.
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The New DuckTales Is a Perfect Example of How Today's Cartoons Are the Best They've Ever Been All images: Disney XD Disney XD’s revitalized and rebooted DuckTales is a testament to the staying power of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It’s also a grand showing of how far animation in general has come since 1987. Comparing the TV movie that serves as the pilot for the new DuckTales to the first few episodes in the 1987 run is an interesting exercise, since the new sho
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New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistanceResearchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. The findings have now been published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Neutrino experiment may hint at why matter rules the universeT2K experiment hints at an explanation for what happened to antimatter.
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The Great American EclipseIn advance of the big solar eclipse on August 21, author and journalist David Baron talks about his new book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What It's Like to Draw Blood From a Whale Shark A speckled fin, three feet long, flicked out of the water as Al Dove surfaced in a morass of fish guts and foam. Behind him, a nightmarish cartilage slit of mouth gasped above the waterline, then lowered back into the spray. As the sun sank over Cenderawasih Bay, the wind sent swells the color of spilled ink surging through a tangle of fishing nets, which Dove was sharing with a whale shark. It w
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An extra dose of this longevity hormone helped make mice smarter Health Protein associated with longer life helps turn Pinky into the Brain. Mice seem to get smarter when injected with a shot of klotho, a protein that similar to a naturally occurring hormone found in mice - and in humans.
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There's A Full-On Gold Rush This Season On Bering Sea Gold #BeringSeaGold Shawn's discovery leads to an all-out gold rush. This season, it's not where the gold is, it's who get to it first. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/bering-sea-gold/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeringSeaGold https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitt
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Even bacteria have baggage—and understanding that is key to fighting superbugsNew research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. The study, publishing August 8 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Phillip Yen and Jason Papin at the University of Virginia demonstrates how different adaptation histories of bacterial pathogens to antibiotics leads to distinct evolutionary dynamics of multi-drug resistance. In
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Foxes spotted in a Foxes fan's gardenThe eight foxes have started "training" in the back garden of a family in Leicester.
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Voice Recognition Software Flunks Irish Visa Applicant’s English Proficiency Test Image: Gizmodo Australia uses five different tests to evaluate potential immigrants’ mastery of English, but only one of those tests uses computer-assisted voice recognition. Louise Kennedy, a native English speaker from Ireland, was unfortunate enough to receive the automated test when she was applying for residency in Australia. She failed. According to The Guardian , Kennedy has been in Austra
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How Fossil Fuel Money Made Climate Change Denial the Word of God In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “ For the Health of a Nation .” The position paper—written the year before An Inconvenient Truth kick-star
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Vacuum All of the Things With This Dyson V6 Deal, No Cord Required Dyson V6 , $245 The Dyson V6 cordless vacuum is ideal for cleaning rugs, hardwood floors, car seats, ceilings, shelves...pretty much anything really, and you can get a brand new one on Amazon today for $245, down from its usual $300.We see refurbished Dyson deals pretty frequently, but this is a great chance to save one that’s unsullied by any previous owners. Update: The Motorhead version , with
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Concern over lack of funding for IVF and sterilisation options in England | Letters Diane Munday says vasectomy and female sterilisation operations should not have funding withdrawn, Diane Chandler says IVF ought not be restricted to those who can afford to pay for it, and Clare Munks says the ‘turkey baster’ method – properly called intrauterine insemination (IUI) – may be worth considering Even worse than the postcode lottery on IVF treatment being introduced by clinical commi
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Settling vs. Settling Down: 2 Ways of Looking at the Bachelorette Finale This post reveals plot points for the finale of The Bachelorette Season 13. Women are often told to settle. For just a little less money. A little less respect. A little less space in the world. The tellings aren’t generally meant unkindly—they’re meant more as realistic reflections of the world and what it is—but they tend to accumulate over time, injecting themselves into women’s understandings
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New Horizons' Next Mission to a 'Provocatively' Shaped Object Just Got Weirder Image: NASA Two years ago, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto , capturing never-before-seen views of the dwarf planet and its icy heart. Since then, the intrepid spacecraft has been speeding toward a reddish object in the Kuiper Belt known as MU69 (nice). It’s set to rendezvous with its next target in less than two years. But new observations from the New Horizons team show that the spa
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A Potential Remedy for the Aging BrainIn mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease.
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Sage, Ink: The Damage-Control Doodle
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Mazda says it has made a long-awaited breakthrough in engine technology Enlarge (credit: Mazda) Fresh on the heels of last week's tie-up with Toyota , Mazda announced on Tuesday that it has finally made a breakthrough in gasoline engine technology. Mazda is calling it Skyactive-X; we know it better as homogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI. It should mean a 20- to 30-percent boost in efficiency compared to Mazda's current gasoline direct-injection engines,
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These Jelly-Like Critters Form Serpentine Chains to Become Incredible Swimmers GIF Video: University of Oregon Jellyfish-like salp are amazing swimmers, converting their gelatinous bodies into efficient undersea propulsion systems. But these tiny creatures can move even faster and further when banding together to create long, snake-like chains. Researchers have finally figured out how this unusual configuration makes salp even better swimmers. Salps are tiny, barrel-shaped
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New Shapes Solve Infinite Pool-Table Problem Strike a billiard ball on a frictionless table with no pockets so that it never stops bouncing off the table walls. If you returned years later, what would you find? Would the ball have settled into some repeating orbit, like a planet circling the sun, or would it be continually tracing new paths in a ceaseless exploration of its felt-covered plane? These kinds of questions occurred to mathematic
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There's a Freakishly Large Fire Blazing Across Western Greenland Image: NASA Earth Observatory In news that is making the recent Pacific Northwest wildfires look downright ordinary, scientists have spotted a large wildfire raging across western Greenland, a place better known for its enormous glaciers. Satellite evidence of a “sizable fire” about 90 miles (150 km) northeast of the town of Sisimiut was first detected on July 31st, according to NASA’s Earth Obse
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Chic, plant-based “Impossible Burger” meets FDA that’s hungry for data Enlarge / A stack of Impossible Burgers. (credit: Impossible Foods ) For the plant-based “Impossible Burger” that bleeds like real meat, venture capitalists have forked over millions, and high-profile chefs have called in orders for their swanky eateries. But the Food and Drug Administration, it seems, has chewed it up and spit out safety concerns. The agency informed Impossible Foods, the compan
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Dealmaster: Get a quad-core Dell desktop with 16GB RAM for $599 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have a new list of deals to share. A great price is back for a powerful Dell desktop: now you can get a Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop with a quad-core Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard drive for just $599. There's also a great deal on an Xbox One S bundle that includes four games for just $249. Check out the rest of the deals be
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Ice Cream Classic: Chocolate vs. Vanilla vs. Strawberry Sometimes, a debate is so contentious you’re afraid to dive into it. The great ice cream debate? That might be more than contentious. It’s outright dangerous . What happens if we do an ice cream VS? Will the admins wake up on Friday morning to discover the game laid waste by the biggest food fight of all time? Oh, who are we kidding, we live for this stuff on Eyewire! Choose your team: Chocolate:
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To Sleep, Perchance To Learn To Sleep, Perchance To Learn French researchers find that individuals can learn new information fed to them during certain phases of sleep. sleep-and-learning.jpg Image credits: Inara Prusakova via Shutterstock Human Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:45 Peter Gwynne, Contributor (Inside Science) – The idea that individuals can learn while they sleep inevitably elicits hope among high schoolers who rea
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An updated classification for freshwater crayfishesA new paper published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology provides an updated classification system that includes all the known crayfishes worldwide. This makes available a single, comprehensive taxonomic summary of all the recognized species of crayfish of the world.
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Calcium in arteries influences heart attack riskPatients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research from UT Southwestern cardiologists shows.
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An updated classification for freshwater crayfishesA new paper published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology provides an updated classification system that includes all the known crayfishes worldwide. This makes available a single, comprehensive taxonomic summary of all the recognized species of crayfish of the world.
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First-in-class drug holds promise for therapy-resistant breast cancerUT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have shown that a first-in-class molecule can prevent breast cancer growth when traditional therapies stop working.
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Gene Therapy Is Now Available, but Who Will Pay for It?European regulators have approved two such treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says reportA leaked report says evidence that humans are responsible for climate change is strong – but it remains to be seen how the Trump White House will react
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SUMOylation determines the voltage required to activate cardiac IKs channels [Physiology]IKs channels open in response to depolarization of the membrane voltage during the cardiac action potential, passing potassium ions outward to repolarize ventricular myocytes and end each beat. Here, we show that the voltage required to activate IKs channels depends on their covalent modification by small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins....
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PIF3 is a negative regulator of the CBF pathway and freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis [Plant Biology]Light and temperature are major environmental factors that coordinately control plant growth and survival. However, how plants integrate light and temperature signals to better adapt to environmental stresses is poorly understood. PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR 3 (PIF3), a key transcription factor repressing photomorphogenesis, has been shown to play a pivotal role in...
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Stem parasitic plant Cuscuta australis (dodder) transfers herbivory-induced signals among plants [Plant Biology]Cuscuta spp. (i.e., dodders) are stem parasites that naturally graft to their host plants to extract water and nutrients; multiple adjacent hosts are often parasitized by one or more Cuscuta plants simultaneously, forming connected plant clusters. Metabolites, proteins, and mRNAs are known to be transferred from hosts to Cuscuta, and...
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LEC1 sequentially regulates the transcription of genes involved in diverse developmental processes during seed development [Plant Biology]LEAFY COTYLEDON1 (LEC1), an atypical subunit of the nuclear transcription factor Y (NF-Y) CCAAT-binding transcription factor, is a central regulator that controls many aspects of seed development including the maturation phase during which seeds accumulate storage macromolecules and embryos acquire the ability to withstand desiccation. To define the gene networks...
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The critical phase for visual control of human walking over complex terrain [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]To walk efficiently over complex terrain, humans must use vision to tailor their gait to the upcoming ground surface without interfering with the exploitation of passive mechanical forces. We propose that walkers use visual information to initialize the mechanical state of the body before the beginning of each step so...
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Correction for Barry et al., Optical magnetic detection of single-neuron action potentials using quantum defects in diamond [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE, PHYSICS Correction for “Optical magnetic detection of single-neuron action potentials using quantum defects in diamond,” by John F. Barry, Matthew J. Turner, Jennifer M. Schloss, David R. Glenn, Yuyu Song, Mikhail D. Lukin, Hongkun Park, and Ronald L. Walsworth, which was first published November 22, 2016; 10.1073/pnas.1601513113 (Proc Natl...
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Correction for Wu et al., Fibroblast growth factor signaling instructs ensheathing glia wrapping of Drosophila olfactory glomeruli [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Fibroblast growth factor signaling instructs ensheathing glia wrapping of Drosophila olfactory glomeruli,” by Bing Wu, Jiefu Li, Ya-Hui Chou, David Luginbuhl, and Liqun Luo, which was first published July 3, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1706533114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:7505–7512). The authors note that an additional affiliation should be...
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Correction for Breuer et al., System-wide organization of actin cytoskeleton determines organelle transport in hypocotyl plant cells [Correction]SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Correction for “System-wide organization of actin cytoskeleton determines organelle transport in hypocotyl plant cells,” by David Breuer, Jacqueline Nowak, Alexander Ivakov, Marc Somssich, Staffan Persson, and Zoran Nikoloski, which was first published June 27, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1706711114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:E5741–E5749). The authors.
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Parasitic plant acts as plant signaling network Rootless and leafless Cuscuta australis parasitizing a wild tomato plant. Dodders, which are parasitic plants of the genus Cuscuta, form tendrils that coil around and penetrate host plant stems to obtain nutrients and water. The tendrils branch into vines that often bridge gaps...
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Helix instability and self-pairing prevent unnatural base pairs from expanding the genetic alphabet [Biological Sciences]Several papers have described the use of hydrophobic unnatural base pairs (UBPs) to study mechanisms of DNA replication and transcription (1–7). In PNAS, the study by Zhang et al. (8) claims that UBPs can form stable complementary structures in the absence of hydrogen bonds between base pairs, and that UBPs...
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Reply to Hettinger: Hydrophobic unnatural base pairs and the expansion of the genetic alphabet [Biological Sciences]We have recently reported the successful creation of a semisynthetic organism that has an expanded genetic alphabet by virtue of the retention on a plasmid of either the dNaM-d5SICS or dNaM-dTPT3 unnatural base pair (UBP), the latter of which can be retained at natural-like levels with the use of a...
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QnAs with Joe Lutkenhaus [QnAs]Bacterial cell division is an intricate process involving the highly coordinated interplay of many different proteins. Joe Lutkenhaus, a microbiology professor at Kansas University Medical Center, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 for his key contributions to unraveling the complexities of this process. Among other findings,...
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Extinction tsunami can be avoided [Ecology]In many senses, the recent publication in PNAS by Ceballos et al. (1) on population losses and declines in vertebrates can be traced back to efforts early in the 20th century led by the American Committee for International Wildlife Protection to document the extinction phenomenon (2–4). The focus at the...
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Clash between energy landscape theory and foldon-dependent protein folding [Biophysics and Computational Biology]In PNAS, Englander and Mayne (1) review their earlier published evidence that proteins fold and unfold by foldons. The foldon evidence indicates that protein folding follows single folding pathways because the pathways are foldon-directed. The authors point out an important clash between foldon-dependent folding and using energy landscape theory (ELT)...
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Haemophilus spills its guts to make a biofilm [Microbiology]Most bacteria do not live as single cells but form communities on surfaces called biofilms (1). Similar to human communities, some are fairly homogeneous, whereas others contain a diversity of microbes. Biofilms are important for the growth and survival of all sorts of bacteria: bacteria that live in water or...
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Solution structure of the TLR adaptor MAL/TIRAP reveals an intact BB loop and supports MAL Cys91 glutathionylation for signaling [Biophysics and Computational Biology]MyD88 adaptor-like (MAL) is a critical protein in innate immunity, involved in signaling by several Toll-like receptors (TLRs), key pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Crystal structures of MAL revealed a nontypical Toll/interleukin-1 receptor (TIR)-domain fold stabilized by two disulfide bridges. We therefore undertook a structural and functional analysis of the role...
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Lipophilic siRNA targets albumin in situ and promotes bioavailability, tumor penetration, and carrier-free gene silencing [Engineering]Clinical translation of therapies based on small interfering RNA (siRNA) is hampered by siRNA's comprehensively poor pharmacokinetic properties, which necessitate molecule modifications and complex delivery strategies. We sought an alternative approach to commonly used nanoparticle carriers by leveraging the long-lived endogenous serum protein albumin as an siRNA carrier. We synthesized...
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Genomic landscape of human diversity across Madagascar [Anthropology]Although situated ∼400 km from the east coast of Africa, Madagascar exhibits cultural, linguistic, and genetic traits from both Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa. The settlement history remains contentious; we therefore used a grid-based approach to sample at high resolution the genomic diversity (including maternal lineages, paternal lineages, and genome-wide...
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Serum amyloid A forms stable oligomers that disrupt vesicles at lysosomal pH and contribute to the pathogenesis of reactive amyloidosis [Biochemistry]Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an acute-phase plasma protein that functions in innate immunity and lipid homeostasis. SAA is a protein precursor of reactive AA amyloidosis, the major complication of chronic inflammation and one of the most common human systemic amyloid diseases worldwide. Most circulating SAA is protected from proteolysis...
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Effect of ATP and regulatory light-chain phosphorylation on the polymerization of mammalian nonmuscle myosin II [Biochemistry]Addition of 1 mM ATP substantially reduces the light scattering of solutions of polymerized unphosphorylated nonmuscle myosin IIs (NM2s), and this is reversed by phosphorylation of the regulatory light chain (RLC). It has been proposed that these changes result from substantial depolymerization of unphosphorylated NM2 filaments to monomers upon addition...
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Structural basis of a histidine-DNA nicking/joining mechanism for gene transfer and promiscuous spread of antibiotic resistance [Biochemistry]Relaxases are metal-dependent nucleases that break and join DNA for the initiation and completion of conjugative bacterial gene transfer. Conjugation is the main process through which antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria, with multidrug-resistant staphylococci and streptococci infections posing major threats to human health. The MOBV family of relaxases accounts for...
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Unique structural features of the AIPL1-FKBP domain that support prenyl lipid binding and underlie protein malfunction in blindness [Biochemistry]FKBP-domain proteins (FKBPs) are pivotal modulators of cellular signaling, protein folding, and gene transcription. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein-like 1 (AIPL1) is a distinctive member of the FKBP superfamily in terms of its biochemical properties, and it plays an important biological role as a chaperone of phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6), an effector...
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Protein diversity in discrete structures at the distal tip of the trypanosome flagellum [Cell Biology]The distal end of the eukaryotic flagellum/cilium is important for axonemal growth and signaling and has distinct biomechanical properties. Specific flagellum tip structures exist, yet their composition, dynamics, and functions are largely unknown. We used biochemical approaches to identify seven constituents of the flagella connector at the tip of an...
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CDCP1 drives triple-negative breast cancer metastasis through reduction of lipid-droplet abundance and stimulation of fatty acid oxidation [Cell Biology]Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is notoriously aggressive with high metastatic potential, which has recently been linked to high rates of fatty acid oxidation (FAO). Here we report the mechanism of lipid metabolism dysregulation in TNBC through the prometastatic protein, CUB-domain containing protein 1 (CDCP1). We show that a “low-lipid” phenotype...
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Embryo implantation evolved from an ancestral inflammatory attachment reaction [Evolution]The molecular changes that support implantation in eutherian mammals are necessary to establish pregnancy. In marsupials, pregnancy is relatively short, and although a placenta does form, it is present for only a few days before parturition. However, morphological changes in the uterus of marsupials at term mimic those that occur...
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Two functionally distinct E2/E3 pairs coordinate sequential ubiquitination of a common substrate in Caenorhabditis elegans development [Genetics]Ubiquitination, the crucial posttranslational modification that regulates the eukaryotic proteome, is carried out by a trio of enzymes, known as E1 [ubiquitin (Ub)-activating enzyme], E2 (Ub-conjugating enzyme), and E3 (Ub ligase). Although most E2s can work with any of the three mechanistically distinct classes of E3s, the E2 UBCH7 is...
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Cortical actin recovery at the immunological synapse leads to termination of lytic granule secretion in cytotoxic T lymphocytes [Immunology and Inflammation]CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) eliminate virally infected cells through directed secretion of specialized lytic granules. Because a single CTL can kill multiple targets, degranulation must be tightly regulated. However, how CTLs regulate the termination of granule secretion remains unclear. Previous work demonstrated that centralized actin reduction at the immune...
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Protein nanocages that penetrate airway mucus and tumor tissue [Medical Sciences]Reports on drug delivery systems capable of overcoming multiple biological barriers are rare. We introduce a nanoparticle-based drug delivery technology capable of rapidly penetrating both lung tumor tissue and the mucus layer that protects airway tissues from nanoscale objects. Specifically, human ferritin heavy-chain nanocages (FTn) were functionalized with polyethylene glycol...
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Rho-associated kinase is a therapeutic target in neuroblastoma [Medical Sciences]Neuroblastoma is a peripheral neural system tumor that originates from the neural crest and is the most common and deadly tumor of infancy. Here we show that neuroblastoma harbors frequent mutations of genes controlling the Rac/Rho signaling cascade important for proper migration and differentiation of neural crest cells during neuritogenesis....
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Mitogenic stimulation accelerates influenza-induced mortality by increasing susceptibility of alveolar type II cells to infection [Medical Sciences]Development of pneumonia is the most lethal consequence of influenza, increasing mortality more than 50-fold compared with uncomplicated infection. The spread of viral infection from conducting airways to the alveolar epithelium is therefore a pivotal event in influenza pathogenesis. We found that mitogenic stimulation with keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) markedly...
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Therapeutically targeting glypican-2 via single-domain antibody-based chimeric antigen receptors and immunotoxins in neuroblastoma [Medical Sciences]Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that is fatal in almost half of patients despite intense multimodality treatment. This cancer is derived from neuroendocrine tissue located in the sympathetic nervous system. Glypican-2 (GPC2) is a cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan that is important for neuronal cell adhesion and neurite outgrowth. In...
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Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae releases DNA and DNABII proteins via a T4SS-like complex and ComE of the type IV pilus machinery [Microbiology]Biofilms formed by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI) are central to the chronicity, recurrence, and resistance to treatment of multiple human respiratory tract diseases including otitis media, chronic rhinosinusitis, and exacerbations of both cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) and associated DNABII proteins are essential to the...
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HEMO, an ancestral endogenous retroviral envelope protein shed in the blood of pregnant women and expressed in pluripotent stem cells and tumors [Microbiology]Capture of retroviral envelope genes is likely to have played a role in the emergence of placental mammals, with evidence for multiple, reiterated, and independent capture events occurring in mammals, and be responsible for the diversity of present day placental structures. Here, we uncover a full-length endogenous retrovirus envelope protein,...
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Antibacterial photosensitization through activation of coproporphyrinogen oxidase [Microbiology]Gram-positive bacteria cause the majority of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), resulting in the most common reason for clinic visits in the United States. Recently, it was discovered that Gram-positive pathogens use a unique heme biosynthesis pathway, which implicates this pathway as a target for development of antibacterial therapies....
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Thalamocortical synchronization during induction and emergence from propofol-induced unconsciousness [Neuroscience]General anesthesia (GA) is a reversible drug-induced state of altered arousal required for more than 60,000 surgical procedures each day in the United States alone. Sedation and unconsciousness under GA are associated with stereotyped electrophysiological oscillations that are thought to reflect profound disruptions of activity in neuronal circuits that mediate...
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SIK3-HDAC4 signaling regulates Drosophila circadian male sex drive rhythm via modulating the DN1 clock neurons [Neuroscience]The physiology and behavior of many organisms are subject to daily cycles. In Drosophila melanogaster the daily locomotion patterns of single flies are characterized by bursts of activity at dawn and dusk. Two distinct clusters of clock neurons—morning oscillators (M cells) and evening oscillators (E cells)—are largely responsible for these...
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Structural organization of the actin-spectrin-based membrane skeleton in dendrites and soma of neurons [Neuroscience]Actin, spectrin, and associated molecules form a membrane-associated periodic skeleton (MPS) in neurons. In the MPS, short actin filaments, capped by actin-capping proteins, form ring-like structures that wrap around the circumference of neurites, and these rings are periodically spaced along the neurite by spectrin tetramers, forming a quasi-1D lattice structure....
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Salate derivatives found in sunscreens block experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice [Applied Biological Sciences]UV light suppresses experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a widely used animal model of MS, in mice and may be responsible for the decreased incidence of MS in equatorial regions. To test this concept further, we applied commercially available sunblock preparations to mice before exposing them to UV radiation. Surprisingly, some...
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Conceptual framework of the eco-physiological phases of insect diapause development justified by transcriptomic profiling [Applied Biological Sciences]Insects often overcome unfavorable seasons in a hormonally regulated state of diapause during which their activity ceases, development is arrested, metabolic rate is suppressed, and tolerance of environmental stress is bolstered. Diapausing insects pass through a stereotypic succession of eco-physiological phases termed “diapause development.” The phasing is varied in the...
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On the question of fractal packing structure in metallic glasses [Applied Physical Sciences]This work addresses the long-standing debate over fractal models of packing structure in metallic glasses (MGs). Through detailed fractal and percolation analyses of MG structures, derived from simulations spanning a range of compositions and quenching rates, we conclude that there is no fractal atomic-level structure associated with the packing of...
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A promiscuous split intein with expanded protein engineering applications [Biochemistry]The protein trans-splicing (PTS) activity of naturally split inteins has found widespread use in chemical biology and biotechnology. However, currently used naturally split inteins suffer from an “extein dependence,” whereby residues surrounding the splice junction strongly affect splicing efficiency, limiting the general applicability of many PTS-based methods. To address this,...
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Interdomain conformational flexibility underpins the activity of UGGT, the eukaryotic glycoprotein secretion checkpoint [Biochemistry]Glycoproteins traversing the eukaryotic secretory pathway begin life in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), where their folding is surveyed by the 170-kDa UDP-glucose:glycoprotein glucosyltransferase (UGGT). The enzyme acts as the single glycoprotein folding quality control checkpoint: it selectively reglucosylates misfolded glycoproteins, promotes their association with ER lectins and associated chap
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Crystal structure of an orthomyxovirus matrix protein reveals mechanisms for self-polymerization and membrane association [Biochemistry]Many enveloped viruses encode a matrix protein. In the influenza A virus, the matrix protein M1 polymerizes into a rigid protein layer underneath the viral envelope to help enforce the shape and structural integrity of intact viruses. The influenza virus M1 is also known to mediate virus budding as well...
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Spatial gene drives and pushed genetic waves [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Gene drives have the potential to rapidly replace a harmful wild-type allele with a gene drive allele engineered to have desired functionalities. However, an accidental or premature release of a gene drive construct to the natural environment could damage an ecosystem irreversibly. Thus, it is important to understand the spatiotemporal...
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Effective intermediate-spin iron in O2-transporting heme proteins [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Proteins carrying an iron-porphyrin (heme) cofactor are essential for biological O2 management. The nature of Fe-O2 bonding in hemoproteins is debated for decades. We used energy-sampling and rapid-scan X-ray Kβ emission and K-edge absorption spectroscopy as well as quantum chemistry to determine molecular and electronic structures of unligated (deoxy), CO-inhibited...
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Molecular mechanism of photoactivation of a light-regulated adenylate cyclase [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The photoactivated adenylate cyclase (PAC) from the photosynthetic cyanobacterium Oscillatoria acuminata (OaPAC) detects light through a flavin chromophore within the N-terminal BLUF domain. BLUF domains have been found in a number of different light-activated proteins, but with different relative orientations. The two BLUF domains of OaPAC are found in close...
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Lipid rafts sense and direct electric field-induced migration [Cell Biology]Endogenous electric fields (EFs) are involved in developmental regulation and wound healing. Although the phenomenon is known for more than a century, it is not clear how cells perceive the external EF. Membrane proteins, responding to electrophoretic and electroosmotic forces, have long been proposed as the sensing molecules. However, specific...
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Ubiquitination of exposed glycoproteins by SCFFBXO27 directs damaged lysosomes for autophagy [Cell Biology]Ubiquitination functions as a signal to recruit autophagic machinery to damaged organelles and induce their clearance. Here, we report the characterization of FBXO27, a glycoprotein-specific F-box protein that is part of the SCF (SKP1/CUL1/F-box protein) ubiquitin ligase complex, and demonstrate that SCFFBXO27 ubiquitinates glycoproteins in damaged lysosomes to regulate autophagic...
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Design and synthesis of theranostic antibiotic nanodrugs that display enhanced antibacterial activity and luminescence [Chemistry]We report the modular formulation of ciprofloxacin-based pure theranostic nanodrugs that display enhanced antibacterial activities, as well as aggregation-induced emission (AIE) enhancement that was successfully used to image bacteria. The drug derivatives, consisting of ciprofloxacin, a perfluoroaryl ring, and a phenyl ring linked by an amidine bond, were efficiently synthesized...
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Cavitation onset caused by acceleration [Engineering]Striking the top of a liquid-filled bottle can shatter the bottom. An intuitive interpretation of this event might label an impulsive force as the culprit in this fracturing phenomenon. However, high-speed photography reveals the formation and collapse of tiny bubbles near the bottom before fracture. This observation indicates that the...
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Synthetic quorum sensing in model microcapsule colonies [Engineering]Biological quorum sensing refers to the ability of cells to gauge their population density and collectively initiate a new behavior once a critical density is reached. Designing synthetic materials systems that exhibit quorum sensing-like behavior could enable the fabrication of devices with both self-recognition and self-regulating functionality. Herein, we develop...
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Rainforest-initiated wet season onset over the southern Amazon [Environmental Sciences]Although it is well established that transpiration contributes much of the water for rainfall over Amazonia, it remains unclear whether transpiration helps to drive or merely responds to the seasonal cycle of rainfall. Here, we use multiple independent satellite datasets to show that rainforest transpiration enables an increase of shallow...
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Functional characterization of odorant receptors in the ponerine ant, Harpegnathos saltator [Evolution]Animals use a variety of sensory modalities—including visual, acoustic, and chemical—to sense their environment and interact with both conspecifics and other species. Such communication is especially critical in eusocial insects such as honey bees and ants, where cooperation is critical for survival and reproductive success. Various classes of chemoreceptors have...
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Activin signaling mediates muscle-to-adipose communication in a mitochondria dysfunction-associated obesity model [Genetics]Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with obesity and metabolic disorders. However, whether mitochondrial perturbation in a single tissue influences mitochondrial function and metabolic status of another distal tissue remains largely unknown. We analyzed the nonautonomous role of muscular mitochondrial dysfunction in Drosophila. Surprisingly, impaired muscle mitochondrial function via com
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Detection and quantification of inbreeding depression for complex traits from SNP data [Genetics]Quantifying the effects of inbreeding is critical to characterizing the genetic architecture of complex traits. This study highlights through theory and simulations the strengths and shortcomings of three SNP-based inbreeding measures commonly used to estimate inbreeding depression (ID). We demonstrate that heterogeneity in linkage disequilibrium (LD) between causal variants and...
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Deacetylase activity of histone deacetylase 3 is required for productive VDJ recombination and B-cell development [Genetics]Histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) is the catalytic component of NCoR/SMRT corepressor complexes that mediate the actions of transcription factors implicated in the regulation of B-cell development and function. We crossed Hdac3 conditional knockout mice with Mb1-Cre knockin animals to delete Hdac3 in early progenitor B cells. The spleens of Hdac3F/−Mb1-Cre+/−...
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Sequence intrinsic somatic mutation mechanisms contribute to affinity maturation of VRC01-class HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies [Immunology and Inflammation]Variable regions of Ig chains provide the antigen recognition portion of B-cell receptors and derivative antibodies. Ig heavy-chain variable region exons are assembled developmentally from V, D, J gene segments. Each variable region contains three antigen-contacting complementarity-determining regions (CDRs), with CDR1 and CDR2 encoded by the V segment and CDR3...
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Nuclear carbonic anhydrase 6B associates with PRMT5 to epigenetically promote IL-12 expression in innate response [Immunology and Inflammation]Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is critical for induction of protective immunity against intracellular bacterial infection. However, the mechanisms for efficient induction of IL-12 in innate response remain poorly understood. Here we report that the B type of carbonic anhydrase 6 (Car6-b, which encoded CA-VI B) is essential for host defense against Listeria...
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Medial temporal lobe and topographical memory [Neuroscience]There has been interest in the idea that medial temporal lobe (MTL) structures might be especially important for spatial processing and spatial memory. We tested the proposal that the MTL has a specific role in topographical memory as assessed in tasks of scene memory where the viewpoint shifts from study...
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BACE inhibition-dependent repair of Alzheimer’s pathophysiology [Neuroscience]Amyloid-β (Aβ) is thought to play an essential pathogenic role in Alzheimer´s disease (AD). A key enzyme involved in the generation of Aβ is the β-secretase BACE, for which powerful inhibitors have been developed and are currently in use in human clinical trials. However, although BACE inhibition can reduce cerebral...
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Interactions between feedback and lateral connections in the primary visual cortex [Neuroscience]Perceptual grouping of line segments into object contours has been thought to be mediated, in part, by long-range horizontal connectivity intrinsic to the primary visual cortex (V1), with a contribution by top-down feedback projections. To dissect the contributions of intraareal and interareal connections during contour integration, we applied conditional Granger...
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Neural basis for hand muscle synergies in the primate spinal cord [Neuroscience]Grasping is a highly complex movement that requires the coordination of multiple hand joints and muscles. Muscle synergies have been proposed to be the functional building blocks that coordinate such complex motor behaviors, but little is known about how they are implemented in the central nervous system. Here we demonstrate...
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Revised M06-L functional for improved accuracy on chemical reaction barrier heights, noncovalent interactions, and solid-state physics [Physics]We present the revM06-L functional, which we designed by optimizing against a larger database than had been used for Minnesota 2006 local functional (M06-L) and by using smoothness restraints. The optimization strategy reduced the number of parameters from 34 to 31 because we removed some large terms that increased the...
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Nature does not rely on long-lived electronic quantum coherence for photosynthetic energy transfer [Physics]During the first steps of photosynthesis, the energy of impinging solar photons is transformed into electronic excitation energy of the light-harvesting biomolecular complexes. The subsequent energy transfer to the reaction center is commonly rationalized in terms of excitons moving on a grid of biomolecular chromophores on typical timescales <100 fs....
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Mapping of human brown adipose tissue in lean and obese young men [Physiology]Human brown adipose tissue (BAT) can be activated to increase glucose uptake and energy expenditure, making it a potential target for treating obesity and metabolic disease. Data on the functional and anatomic characteristics of BAT are limited, however. In 20 healthy young men [12 lean, mean body mass index (BMI)...
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Optimal decision making and matching are tied through diminishing returns [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]How individuals make decisions has been a matter of long-standing debate among economists and researchers in the life sciences. In economics, subjects are viewed as optimal decision makers who maximize their overall reward income. This framework has been widely influential, but requires a complete knowledge of the reward contingencies associated...
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Exposure to and recall of violence reduce short-term memory and cognitive control [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Previous research has investigated the effects of violence and warfare on individuals' well-being, mental health, and individual prosociality and risk aversion. This study establishes the short- and long-term effects of exposure to violence on short-term memory and aspects of cognitive control. Short-term memory is the ability to store information. Cognitive...
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Dehumanization increases instrumental violence, but not moral violence [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Across five experiments, we show that dehumanization—the act of perceiving victims as not completely human—increases instrumental, but not moral, violence. In attitude surveys, ascribing reduced capacities for cognitive, experiential, and emotional states to victims predicted support for practices where victims are harmed to achieve instrumental goals, including sweatshop labor, animal...
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Implications of life-history strategies for obesity [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The association between low socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity is well documented. In the current research, a life history theory (LHT) framework provided an explanation for this association. Derived from evolutionary behavioral science, LHT emphasizes how variability in exposure to unpredictability during childhood gives rise to individual differences in a...
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Buying time promotes happiness [Social Sciences]Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and The Netherlands...
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Large numbers of explanatory variables, a semi-descriptive analysis [Statistics]Data with a relatively small number of study individuals and a very large number of potential explanatory features arise particularly, but by no means only, in genomics. A powerful method of analysis, the lasso [Tibshirani R (1996) J Roy Stat Soc B 58:267–288], takes account of an assumed sparsity of...
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Inner Workings: Climate change complicates fisheries modeling and management [Sustainability Science]Denmark, Ireland, Norway, and multiple other nations didn’t see the fish war coming. In 2011, in the waters and fjords of east Greenland, fishermen began spotting a blue-green iridescent fish. It was mackerel, a species that had never before been caught so far north. By 2014, the fish was one...
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Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000-km defaunation shadow [Sustainability Science]Tropical rainforest regions are urbanizing rapidly, yet the role of emerging metropolises in driving wildlife overharvesting in forests and inland waters is unknown. We present evidence of a large defaunation shadow around a rainforest metropolis. Using interviews with 392 rural fishers, we show that fishing has severely depleted a large-bodied...
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An invasive foundation species enhances multifunctionality in a coastal ecosystem [Sustainability Science]While invasive species often threaten biodiversity and human well-being, their potential to enhance functioning by offsetting the loss of native habitat has rarely been considered. We manipulated the abundance of the nonnative, habitat-forming seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla in large plots (25 m2) on southeastern US intertidal landscapes to assess impacts on...
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Add Greenland to the growing list of countries on fire Environment Reminder, this isn't normal In what is continuing to be an unusual wild fire year, a large conflagration is currently burning Greenland.
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Elon Musk Is Building His Own Hyperloop
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Resisting Junk Food Could Be Easier When You Buy Groceries OnlineFor people who just can't seem to pass up the candy in a supermarket checkout line, grocery shopping online may be helpful, reducing these impulse purchases, a new study suggests
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Extreme heat linked to climate change may adversely affect pregnancyA systematic review links extreme heat exposure to changes in gestation length, birth weight, stillbirth and neonatal stress.
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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt Exclusive : In his new book, James DiNicolantonio claims salt could make us healthier. But experts have condemned the advice as potentially dangerous Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fi
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Icy treat for panda stars' birthday in Dutch zooTwo multi-layered "cakes" made from ice, vegetable juice and fruit greeted a pair of giant pandas at a Dutch zoo Tuesday for their first birthday party since arriving from China.
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State wouldn't break even on Foxconn incentives for 25 yearsIt would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Gov. Scott Walker's incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released Tuesday.
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Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctica's Dry ValleysAn abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows.
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Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growingAmerica's use of distributed wind -- which is wind power generated near where it will be used -- continues to grow, according to the 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report.
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Human gut microbe may lead to treatment for multiple sclerosisMayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The findings appear in Cell Reports.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression Noru fading over JapanNASA Infrared imagery showed warming cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression Noru as it continued weakening over Japan.
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Machine learning could be key to producing stronger, less corrosive metalsResearchers have studied grain boundaries for decades and gained some insight into the types of properties grain boundaries produce, but no one has been able to nail down a universal system to predict if a certain configuration of atoms at grain boundaries will make a material stronger or more pliable. An interdisciplinary team of BYU researchers have cracked the code by juicing a computer with an
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Scientists restore youthful plasticity to the brains of adult miceLike the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember, and adapt. Now, scientists at University of Utah Health report they can rejuvenate the plasticity of the mouse brain, specifically in the visual cortex. Published today in PNAS, the study shows that manipulating a single gene triggers the shift, revealing it as a target for new treatments to
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Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind pricesWind energy pricing for land-based, utility-scale projects remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the US Department of Energy and prepared by Berkeley Lab. Prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are averaging around 2¢/kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and cost reductions.
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Blocking enzyme linked to Alzheimer's may reverse memory lossMIT researchers have now shown that they can reverse memory loss in mice by interfering with the enzyme that forms the blockade. The enzyme, known as HDAC2, turns genes off by condensing them so tightly that they can't be expressed.
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Hormone shows promise as cognition enhancerIn a study that augurs well for the therapeutic potential of klotho - a life-extending protein hormone that a minority of people naturally produce at high levels - scientists at UC San Francisco have found that administering a fragment of the klotho protein to young, aging or impaired mice rapidly improves their cognitive and physical performance.
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Longevity hormone klotho boosts memory and protects against brain aging in miceA single injection of a fragment of the longevity hormone klotho into both young and old mice improved spatial and working memory and strengthened connections between neurons in the hippocampus rapidly, and these cognitive benefits lasted for several weeks, according to a study published in Cell Reports. Short-term treatment with the klotho fragment countered deficits in mice with diseased brains.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression Noru fading over JapanNASA Infrared imagery showed warming cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression Noru as it continued weakening over Japan.
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Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind pricesWind energy pricing for land-based, utility-scale projects remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Prices offered by newly built wind projects in the United States are averaging around 2¢/kWh, driven lower by technology advancements and
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Researchers develop method that could produce stronger, more pliable metalsIt may not be as catchy as chains and weak links, but physicists and engineers know "a material is only as strong as its weakest grain boundary."
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How North Korea Cheats Sanctions In July 2013, U.S. law-enforcement was tipped off about a North Korean vessel that was making its first visit to the Americas in four years. Authorities were told the Chong Chon Gang, which was supposed to be carrying sugar from Cuba to North Korea, was hiding drugs or weapons in its cargo. U.S. officials informed their Panamanian counterparts, who intercepted the vessel, finally managing to seiz
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Trump’s space leader says SpaceX is outstanding, but… Enlarge / Scott Pace, right, and Elon Musk, left, testify before Congress in 2014. (credit: George Washington University) Scott Pace, a well-known academic figure in the aerospace community, was named executive secretary of the National Space Council in July. As such, he was the first key appointee of the Trump administration on space policy in regard to the future of the military, civil, and com
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Dino hips discovery unravels species riddleNew research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its stead. The discovery by graduate student Aaron van der Reest leaves North America's paleontology community in upheaval.
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Relieving antibiotic resistance: Researchers take steps toward new treatment for E. coliBy understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.
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New scanning process allows unprecedented look inside live insectsUntil now, insects have been too wriggly to make good subjects for scientists wanting to understand more about insect innards.
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Single cell RNA-seq will provide key insight on how different types of taste cells functionA significant technological advance from the Monell Center now allows scientists to identify the complete set of genes in any type of taste receptor cell. The technology provides taste researchers with a treasure trove of information that will help identify precisely how each type of taste receptor cell carries out its specific function.
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Nuclear reactors on rockets may fuel future crewed trips to MarsNASA’s push to develop a rocket engine powered by a nuclear reactor could create a faster, lighter spaceship and cut the trip to Mars down to four months
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NASA measures Tropical Storm Franklin's soaking rains from spaceTropical Storm Franklin was generating heavy rain when NASA's GPM satellite observed the rainfall from space. That rainfall is expected to soak Mexico as Franklin continues to move over the Yucatan Peninsula on August 8, 2017.
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Where there's a willUC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz was frustrated. Once again, the delicate tip of the instrument he was using to measure water density -- a conductivity probe -- had broken, rendering the setup useless and his work in temporary limbo.
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Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry ValleysResearchers funded by the National Science Foundation have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert.
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New scanning process allows unprecedented look inside live insectsConventional insect scanning usually requires killing the insect. A new collaborative process developed at Western University in London, Canada, shows live insects can be scanned if they're anesthetized temporarily with carbon dioxide.
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Toshiba Portégé x30 review: What can work laptops learn from consumer devices? Valentina Palladino Despite turmoil surrounding its chip business—and the decision to stop selling consumer laptops—Toshiba hasn't stopped making portable computers. The company's Portégé and Tecra laptop families are built for businesses and employees, so they may not be as flashy as consumer devices, but they're still important. Work-issued laptops are the primary PCs for many people. At a glan
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The Most Common Error in Media Coverage of the Google Memo This week, headlines across a diverse array of media outlets proclaimed that at least one Google employee was so antagonistic to women that he circulated a 10-page “anti-diversity screed.” That is how Gizmodo characterized the now infamous internal memo when publishing it Saturday . Similar language was used in headlines at Fox News , CNN , ABC News , the BBC , NBC News , Time , Slate , Engadget
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Tools and techniques: How to make a BLT from scratch Gadgets From yeast and pig to bread and bacon. Want to learn how to make a B.L.T. from scratch? Read on.
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Stress heightens fear of threats from the pastRecognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind -- think 'fight or flight' -- one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress, individuals are likely to perceive danger in harmless circumstances, according to a new paper.
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Study links unhealthy segregated neighborhoods to childhood asthmaResearchers have had trouble explaining why black children are much more likely than other children to suffer from asthma. A new study strongly suggests that much of the answer lies in persistent residential segregation, which traps minority children in unhealthy, polluted neighborhoods.
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VIDEO: Elektromagnetisk katapult sender fly af sted fra hangarskibDet nyudviklede amerikanske Emals-system reducerer belastningen på flyskrogene, da den lineære induktionsmotor giver en meget jævnere acceleration.
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Mars’s surface hosts millions of towering dust devils every dayThe Red Planet has 10 times as many dust devils as we thought, which stir up dust that warms the planet and could be dangerous for future Mars explorers
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Anker Battery Packs, Barska Safes, $29 Home Security Camera, and the Rest of Tuesday's Best Deals Your favorite battery packs , a huge deal on Barska safes , and a $15 Mohu TV antenna lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 , $30 | Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 , $42 Anker’s PowerCore battery packs have long been reader favorites , and you can choose from two capacities of t
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How a chemo drug can help cancer spread from the breast to the lungsThe very same treatment that thwarts breast cancer has a dark side – it can fuel the spread of the disease to the lungs. Researchers found clues to why it happens, opening up the possibility of interfering with the medication’s downsides while preserving its cancer-fighting properties in breast tissue.
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Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in oceansCommercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study.
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Individuals with bipolar disorder need workplace supportPeople with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at work, a new study found.
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Researchers identify recommendations in new effort to improve surgical patients' recoveryCollaborators in a new nationwide program for hospitals designed to improve the recovery of surgical patients have identified their first set of evidence-based recommendations: a care plan for colon and rectal surgical procedures. This review of the best available scientific evidence for optimal care before, during, and after colorectal operations is published online as an 'article in press' on th
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The Ben & Jerry’s of Medieval Times Profits and public-mindedness are often at odds. A business’s aim is to make money, and most of the time, concerns about social good are secondary at best, frequently touted for public-relations purposes. One exception is benefit corporations, companies that explicitly set out to do right by their workers, society, and the environment. The nomenclature is relatively new—the first companies to be
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A paper in Psychological Science analyzed writing by people who were nearing death and found that what they wrote was more positive than you might expect. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Canadians Are Now the First to Eat Genetically Modified Salmon A genetically modified AquaAdvantage salmon seen behind a standard Atlantic salmon of the same age. (Image: AquaBounty Technologies) A US company has sold nearly five tons of genetically-engineered Atlantic salmon fillets in Canada, marking the world’s first sale of GM fish for human consumption. Skeptics of the futuristic food are crying foul, citing ecological and health concerns, but governmen
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Why Are Safety Drivers in Autonomous Cars Dressing Up as Car Seats?
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The Sleeping Brain Can LearnHumans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.
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One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infectionFor most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can trigger a cascade of immune responses that result in a full-blown relapse of the disease. In a recent study, Illinois researchers shed light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during
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Relieving antibiotic resistance: Researchers take steps toward new treatment for E. coliBy understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.
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Dino hips discovery unravels species riddleNew research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its stead. The discovery by graduate student Aaron van der Reest leaves North America's paleontology community in upheaval.
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Are learning and unlearning bedfellows?We know that sleep helps us integrate knowledge acquired during the day. But can we learn new things while sleeping? By exposing subjects to repeated auditory stimuli, a team of researchers has just demonstrated that the brain is capable of learning such sound patterns during certain sleep stages -- though they may be forgotten during deep sleep.
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Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coalEnvironmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small airborne particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide with the potential to be toxic to humans.
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Racial differences for trends in colorectal cancer mortality ratesColorectal cancer mortality rates have decreased since 1970 in black individuals 20 to 54 years of age, but have increased in white individuals since 1995 among those ages 30 to 39 years and since 2005 among those 40 to 54 years of age following decades of decline, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Music therapy for children with autism does not improve symptomsAmong children with autism spectrum disorder, improvisational music therapy resulted in no significant difference in symptom severity compared to children who received enhanced standard care alone, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades.
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The Vegetarian Burger That Bleeds Raises FDA Concern
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Eclipse Superstitions Are a Thing of the Past, and the PresentAncient stories and superstitions about eclipses can be found in every corner of the globe, but modern skywatchers aren't immune to misinformation about these celestial events.
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Does seeing violence on the news make us care more? Editors in television newsrooms should include video of violent events in stories that they believe to be newsworthy, say researchers. “If you’ve made the decision that people need to know about this, then why pull back and not show them why they should care?” “Showing graphic content and providing a more accurate and complete representation of severe events can motivate people to care more about
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Skodløsning kan give bedre asfaltCigaretskod er ikke bare ubrugeligt affald. Australske forskere har udviklet en løsning, hvor cigaretskod kan gøre asfaltbeton bedre.
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Andrew Ng’s Next Project Takes Aim at the Deep Learning Skills GapArtificial intelligence expert Andrew Ng has a new online course to teach deep learning skills to coders
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These record-breaking tube worms can survive for centuriesDeep-sea tube worms can live decades longer than their shallow-water counterparts.
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Study Finds Women’s Brains Are Far More Active Than Men’s A new study of 46,034 brain scans shows women’s brains are more active than men’s. Read More
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Andrew Ng’s Next Trick: Training a Million AI ExpertsMillions of people should master deep learning, says a leading AI researcher and educator.
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Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coalEnvironmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide.
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Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond PlutoFrom just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
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A taste cell encyclopediaA significant technological advance from the Monell Center now allows scientists to identify the complete set of genes in any type of taste receptor cell. The technology provides taste researchers with a treasure trove of information that will help identify precisely how each type of taste receptor cell carries out its specific function.
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NASA measures Tropical Storm Franklin's soaking rains from spaceTropical Storm Franklin was generating heavy rain when NASA's GPM satellite observed the rainfall from space. That rainfall is expected to soak Mexico as Franklin continues to move over the Yucatan Peninsula on Aug. 8, 2017.
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Playing with your brainHuman-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?
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New icons are YouTube’s latest way to alert creators of video demonetization Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) After the ad-pocolypse earlier this year, YouTube put many new systems in place for advertisers to better control which videos their ads appear over on the platform. The company also clarified what it means to be "advertiser-friendly" on YouTube, as well as what kinds of hate-speech would be ineligible for monetization. However, many creators have expressed f
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Four new fruit fly species from the Himalaya and information about their flower visitationThe first record of flower visitation in a group of fruit flies from Himalayan India and a total of four new species are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. In their paper, scientists also revise the descriptions of all representatives of this genus (Lordiphosa) in India.
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NASA studies tethered CubeSat mission to study lunar swirlsA novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos"—swirling patterns of light and dark found at more than 100 locations across the lunar surface.
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Dopaminergic neurons derived from iPSCs in non-human primate modelResearchers have demonstrated the ability to generate dopaminergic neurons in the laboratory from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from fibroblast cells of adult marmoset monkeys. This new study, documenting the iPSCs' pluripotent properties and the potential for using this animal model to develop regenerative medicine approaches for dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson's dis
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UCI celestial census indicates that black holes pervade the universeAfter conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorize stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers from the University of California, Irvine have concluded that there are probably tens of millions of the enigmatic, dark objects in the Milky Way - far more than expected.
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How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan ChatterjeeAnjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.
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‘Tough love’ makes puppies better guide dogs Like human “helicopter” parents, doting dog moms seem to handicap their puppies, research shows. This reduces the puppies’ likelihood of successfully completing a training program to become guide dogs. The research took place at The Seeing Eye, an organization in Morristown, New Jersey, that breeds, raises, and trains dogs to guide blind people. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the Natio
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Video: How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dryRaincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them dry.
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Local collaboration key to protecting pollinators while managing ticks, mosquitoesManaging mosquito and tick populations and protecting the health of pollinators are growing concerns on a global scale, but success in both requires teamwork on the local level.
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Asian hornet to colonize UK within two decades without actionThe yellow legged or Asian hornet - a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects - could rapidly colonise the UK unless its spread is combatted, according to new research by the Universities of Warwick and Newcastle, working with the National Bee Unit.
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Norovirus Strikes Athletes at World Athletics Championships in the U.K.Competitors from several countries staying at a London hotel became ill this week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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‘Grounding’ protects preemies from electrical fields A technique called “electrical grounding” may reduce preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, research shows. “Anything we might do to improve the babies’ resilience would be good.” Equipment in the NICU produces low-frequency electromagnetic fields that can have subtle yet measurable effects on the autonomic ner
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Clinical trial shows ready-to-use cells are safe and effective to treat viral infectionsA phase II clinical trial shows that patients who received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant and developed a viral infection could be helped by receiving immune cells specialized in eliminating that particular virus.
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Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parentsThe extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Smoking is on the rise among pregnant women with depressionSmoking is increasing among pregnant women with depression in the United States. Smoking rates for pregnant women with depression climbed 2.5 percent from 2002 to 2014, in contrast to a decrease among other groups. More than one-third of pregnant women with depression smoke cigarettes compared to one out of 10 pregnant women without depression.
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Four new fruit fly species from the Himalaya and information about their flower visitationThe first record of flower visitation in a group of fruit flies from Himalayan India, as well as a total of four new species are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Scientists have observed two of them on flowers of spiked ginger lily and angel's trumpet at Nainital and Darjeeling, India. Another revised species is noted to have a distinct sex comb -- a male-specific morphological struct
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RIP Chantek, the Signing Orangutan Who Was Just Like Us Image: AP There is no permanent good in this world. One minute, everything seems fine. The next minute, the forces of darkness steal away Chantek, the beloved, 39-year-old signing orangutan. Zoo Atlanta Reports: The Zoo Atlanta family is saddened to announce the passing of Chantek, a 39-year-old male orangutan, on August 7, 2017. Although his cause of death is not yet known, the Zoo’s Animal Care
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The Countries Closing Ranks on Al Jazeera It hasn’t been any easy summer for Al Jazeera. Since the onset of the months-long diplomatic crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led coalition of Gulf Arab states, the pan-Arab broadcaster has been on the defensive, deflecting accusations by Qatar’s detractors in the Gulf that the Doha-based news network is guilty of inciting violence. Those accusations, followed by Gulf countries’ demanding , among
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Bush and Obama's gifts to Trump: More war-making powersThanks to the military interventions by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the former presidents have effectively expanded executive authority for Donald Trump to go to war, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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Violent news videos can be a moral motivator, says researcherViolent news events present editors with a troubling journalistic decision: How much of the violence, if any, should the audience see as part of the story?
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Apple iPhone 8 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo With a new iPhone due out later this fall, the Apple rumor mill is hitting peak froth. Not only does 2017 mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone , but after the iPhone 7 didn’t deliver as much of an improvement over the iPhone 6s as people expected, there’s a lot riding on Apple’s upcoming crop of handsets. So to give you the best idea of what Apple might actually annou
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New theory on the origin of dark matterOnly a small part of the universe consists of visible matter. By far the largest part is invisible and consists of dark matter and dark energy. Very little is known about dark energy, but there are many theories and experiments on the existence of dark matter designed to find these as yet unknown particles. Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have now come up with a
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Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan schemeThe British government's initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.
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Commit to talks on patient data and public health Gene-edited embryos are exciting, but the truly urgent conversations concern genomic medicine, says Vivienne Parry. Nature 548 137 doi: 10.1038/548137a
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Protect Your Valuables (Or Find New Ones) With Amazon's One-Day Barska Sale Barska Gold Box Jewelry? Documents? Weapons? You can keep them all safe with today’s Barska Gold Box . Inside, you’ll find deals on six different safes with various locking mechanisms to protect your valuables, and your peace of mind. The sale also includes a metal detector, binoculars, and a door handle, if you’re in the market.
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'Ego-dissolving' psychedelic drugs could assist with mental healthThe altered state of consciousness and temporary lack of ego that results from using psychedelic drugs could help some mental health patients recover from their symptoms, according to academics at the University of Adelaide.
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Dopaminergic neurons derived from iPSCs in non-human primate modelResearchers have demonstrated the ability to generate dopaminergic neurons in the laboratory from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from fibroblast cells of adult marmoset monkeys.
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Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatmentsThe discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University.
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Online team-based game helps patients with diabetes lower blood glucoseResearchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have found that an online, team-based game designed to teach patients about diabetes self-management had a sustained and meaningful impact on a key measure of diabetes control.
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Local collaboration key to protecting pollinators while managing ticks, mosquitoesManaging mosquito and tick populations and protecting the health of pollinators are growing concerns on a global scale, but success in both requires teamwork on the local level. A coalition of entomologists and other scientists specializing in both disease-vector management and pollinator protection suggest professionals in these disciplines must work closely together in their local communities to
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Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE launches September 25 for $2,000 Enlarge Intel's monstrous 18-core, 36-thread Core i9-7980XE CPU launches September 25 for a whopping $2,000, Intel announced today. It will be joined by the $1,700 16C/32T i9-7960X and the $1,400 14C/28T i9-7940X, while the 12C/12T i9-7920X launches a month earlier on August 28 for $1,200. UK prices are TBC, but the top-end chip will likely start at around £1,900, and then work its way down from
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The JCC Bomb-Threat Suspect Had a Client A federal court has unsealed new documents in the case against an Israeli teenager, Michael Kadar, who has been accused of making at least 245 threatening calls to Jewish Community Centers and schools around the United States. According to the documents, Kadar advertised a “School Email Bomb Threat Service” on AlphaBay, an online marketplace for illicit goods and services that was shut down by th
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How not burn down the forest while you’re watching the eclipse Science Heavy crowds and dry conditions could present a real threat to our wildlands. As eclipse watchers head to wild lands to watch the moon block the sun, land managers worry that carelessness will spark wild fires.
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High quality early intervention for children with autism quickly results in costs savingsThe costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based treatment for young children with autism, were fully offset after only two years following intervention due to reductions in children's use of other services, new research shows.
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Cash incentives, talk can encourage primary care visits by people with new health coverageIn a randomized controlled trial, researchers studied low-income adults newly covered by a primary care program to determine if a cash incentive could encourage them to make an initial visit to a primary care provider. Among four total participant groups, three were given a baseline survey by telephone and then either $50, $25 or $0 to visit their provider within six months. A control group receiv
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Black holes pervade the universe, celestial census indicatesAfter conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorize stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers have concluded that there are probably tens of millions of the enigmatic, dark objects in the Milky Way -- far more than expected.
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Mutation in prostate tumors shown to change epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNAProstate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50 percent of patient tumor samples. The discovery also identifies a new opportunity for targeted therapy.
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Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It DieOpinion: It's time to let the sun set on warrantless surveillance.
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Man Develops Rare Neurological Disorder From Denture Paste Image: Science Museum, London. Wellcome Images . In a bizarre case from the UK, a 62-year-old man developed a severe neurological disorder, and doctors learned it probably had something to with his dentures. Or at least, with the stuff keeping them in place. Published on Monday in the online journal BMJ Case Reports , the man had described pain and numbness in his legs that had grown worse over s
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Researchers and global fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seasThe initiative marks the first time that companies from Asia, Europe and the US have joined forces to work on a clear agenda and commitment for change, and illustrate how sustainability scientists can actively engage as change makers.
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Race and body shape give clues to heart disease risk A woman’s race and where she gains weight in middle age could give her doctor valuable clues to her risk of developing higher volumes of heart fat—a potential risk factor for heart disease. A new study in Menopause shows that black women who put on fat around their midsection during midlife are more likely to accumulate fat around their hearts—while white women’s risk of fatty hearts is higher wh
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Highly skilled workers more likely to have control over their working dayPeople in high-skilled jobs and supervisory roles are more likely to enjoy control over their working hours, new research from a University of Kent expert in work-life balance shows.
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NI former-paramilitaries can help deter future generationsFormer paramilitaries in Northern Ireland still hold powerful political convictions, but most have accepted the peace process and many are determined to use their experiences to demythologise the past and deter young people from embracing violence.
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No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levelsWhile the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on life, property and economies of some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating. The research, methodology and current findings was p
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Bush and Obama's gifts to Trump: More war-making powersThanks to the military interventions by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the former presidents have effectively expanded executive authority for Donald Trump to go to war, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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Violent news videos can be a moral motivator, says UB researcherViolent news events present editors with a troubling journalistic decision: how much of the violence, if any, should the audience see as part of the story?Matthew Grizzard, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Communication, says his latest research suggests editors should include violent video in those stories they consider to be genuinely newsworthy.
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Regular energy drink use linked to later drug use among young adultsCould young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks be at risk for future substance use? In a study of young adults ages 21-25, led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health, researchers found evidence that individuals who regularly consumed highly caffeinated energy drinks, and sustained that consumption over time, were more likely to use cocaine, nonmedically us
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How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry (video)Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them dry. Watch as the Reactions team uses a high-speed camera and some brave volunteers to bring the science of staying dry to life: https://youtu.be/YR4uCvy7wOA.
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Asian hornet to colonize UK within 2 decades without actionThe yellow legged or Asian hornet -- a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects -- could rapidly colonize the UK unless its spread is combated, according to new research by the universities of Warwick and Newcastle, working with the National Bee Unit.
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UCI celestial census indicates that black holes pervade the universeAfter conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorize stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers from the University of California, Irvine have concluded that there are probably tens of millions of the enigmatic, dark objects in the Milky Way -- far more than expected.
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New theory on the origin of dark matterScientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have come up with a new theory on how dark matter may have been formed shortly after the origin of the universe. This new model proposes an alternative to the WIMP paradigm that is the subject of various experiments in current research.
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No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levelsWhile the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical method that more precisely calculates the rate of sea level rise, showing it's not only increasing, but accelerating.
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New research reveals failure of World War One loan schemeThe British government's initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.
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Trump Is Losing His Battle With the Republican Party When President Trump decided to throw his weight behind a plan to slash legal immigration last week, the way many people heard about it was through a pair of dramatic exchanges between reporters and Stephen Miller, a White House senior adviser who is among the hardest of hardliners on immigration in the administration. That made the initiative seem the latest example of how Trump has brought forw
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Uncovering the Secrets of a Trustworthy FaceExplaining our sense of who is reliable with the power of expectations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Choice of cool roofing materials can potentially impact region's air pollutionWidespread installation of certain 'cool roof' materials in the region could slightly increase ozone and fine particulate pollution levels, scientists suggest after a groundbreaking study.
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New antibiotic class found effective against gonorrhea in the laboratoryClosthioamide, discovered in 2010, might eventually offer an alternative for current drugs that are becoming less effective against gonorrhoea, report investigators.
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Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desertAn abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, report investigators.
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Drought-affected trees die from hydraulic failure and carbon starvationDrought-caused tree deaths are produced by a combination of hydraulic failure and carbon starvation, shows new research. The finding, based on a meta-analysis by 62 scientists from across the world, will improve predictive models of how trees die in response to heat, drought, and other climate stresses.
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How pronouns can be used to build confidence in stressful situationsBefore any potentially stressful event, people often engage in self-talk, an internal dialogue meant to moderate anxiety. This kind of self-reflection is common, according a psychologist whose new study suggests that taking a 'distanced perspective,' or seeing ourselves as though we were an outside observer, leads to a more confident and positive response to upcoming stressors than seeing the expe
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IBM's Watson can improve cancer treatment through better gene targetingIBM's Watson beat real-life contestants on Jeopardy. Now researchers are hoping this icon of artificial intelligence will help people with cancer win as well by providing a rapid, comprehensive report of the genetic mutations at the root of their specific disease and the therapies that target them.
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Opfinder af ‘best practice’ indenfor passwords fortryder sine råd I stedet for at konstruere passwords, som er relativt nemme for menneskehjerner at huske, er de nødt til at være obskure, for at hackere ikke bryder dem relativt nemt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/opfinder-best-practice-indenfor-passwords-fortryder-sine-raad-1078915 Version2
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Independent pharmacies and online coupons help patients save money on drugsAfter finding that prices for some common antibiotics can vary by up to $100 in one metropolitan area, experts suggest that patients could save money by shopping for their drugs online or at independent pharmacies. However, few Americans actively comparison shop for health care, according to a separate study.
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MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autismResearchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new study, the first major study of its kind.
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How to trick your heart into thinking you exerciseResearchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise and pregnancy. They also show that CT1 can repair heart damage and improve blood flow in animal models of heart failure.
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Scientist finds alcohol-free solution worksAntiseptic solutions are routinely applied to clean the skin prior to surgery. They kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms and prevent wound infections. One of the most common antiseptic solutions is chlorhexidine, which can be dissolved in water or alcohol before being applied to the skin. Now a researcher is reporting that a new discovery will make life easier for surgery patients and thei
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Court appearance rescheduled in cybersecurity caseA Tuesday arraignment has been postponed for a British cybersecurity researcher who was arrested last week in Las Vegas on charges that, years before he won acclaim for helping to stop a worldwide ransomware attack, he created and distributed a malware program to pilfer banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users.
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Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content -- and not with noiseFor babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organises the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorise them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have now discovered that babies can even associ
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New battery is activated by your spitResearchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
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NI former-paramilitaries can help deter future generationsResearchers at the University of Huddersfield look at the important role former-paramilitaries can play in de-mythologizing the Troubles in Northern Ireland and deterring young people from embracing violence.
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CCP program in Nigeria increases modern contraceptive use, study suggestsOver a four-year period, new research suggests, a program led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in six large Nigerian cities was associated with a 10 percentage- point increase in the use of modern contraceptive methods and a similar increase in the desire of women to have fewer children.
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You are how you play: Some video games are better for your brain than othersRegularly playing action video games reduces the grey matter in a person's brain, particularly in the hippocampus region that is involved in spatial learning, navigation and memory. Players who do not use spatial memory strategies through a first-person shooting game, but spontaneously rely on response strategies to find their way around the game are even more affected. These are the findings of r
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Drug hope for acute myeloid leukemiaA new drug that strips cancer cells of their 'immortality' could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukemia.
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Multi-nutrient rice against malnutritionETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor of vitamin A. This could help to reduce micronutrient malnutrition, or 'hidden hunger,' which is widespread in developing countries.
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Toyota og Mazda indgår aftale om udvikling af elbilerTeknologi til brug i el- og hybridbiler skal udveksles mellem de to japanske bilproducenter Toyota og Mazda. Aftalen, der netop er blevet offentliggjort, indeholder også en ny fabrik i USA og køb af hinandens aktier.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic’s September Issue: Kurt Andersen on “How America Lost Its Mind” Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2017)—Long before alternative facts, the upheavals of the 1960s started loosening the country’s grip on reality. And it’s that tumultuous era—when anything and everything became believable—that explains the rise of Donald Trump. This is How America Went Haywire . As Kurt Andersen argues in the cover story of The Atlantic ’s new September issue, the country has mutated
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Government Report Tells Trump: Human Activity Is Already Warming America
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Men Have Always Used 'Science' to Explain Why They're Better Than Women Photo: Getty On Saturday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company’s diversity policies. In the now-viral document entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” Damore asserts that women are biologically ill-equipped to handle the rigors of the tech industry. The encouraging news is that Damore has now been fired from Google, ac
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Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates Scientific network aims to train a generation of African leaders in primate research. Nature 548 144 doi: 10.1038/548144a
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10 gode råd til at overleve SundhedsplatformenDer er en vej gennem Sundhedsplatformens åndløse mørke. Men det kræver nogle særlige greb, som kommer her:
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Anger mounts in Hong Kong over massive palm oil spillResidents in Hong Kong desperately tried to clear the coastline of greasy lumps of palm oil Tuesday as it continues to wash ashore after a huge spillage at sea.
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New Government Report Tells Trump: Human Activity Is Already Warming America
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Faktatjek: Kan du skrue op for sexlysten med et østersgilde?Mange fødevarer får jævnligt skyld for at øge, eller nedsætte, sexlysten. Men kan du egentlig spise dig til en større sexlyst?
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Activists call for whale refuges, but can they stay afloat?A Hawaii marine park's purchase of Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale long used in echolocation research, has reignited a debate about captive marine mammals and the places that care for them.
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Sage grouse conservation changes praised, provoke alarmPresident Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
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Scientists investigating properties of hybrid systems consisting of carbon nanostructures and a dyeResearchers around the world are looking at how they can manipulate the properties of carbon nanostructures to customise them for specific purposes; the idea is to make the promising mini-format materials commercially viable. A team at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now managed to selectively influence the properties of hybrid systems consisting of carbon nanostructure
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Federal Climate Report Contradicts Trump Administration StanceSome scientists worry the White House could bury the report of dire consequences -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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USDA Emails: Dont Use Climate ChangeThe agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.
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Image of the Day: Un-break My HeartA failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.
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Ads about ‘home’ can capitalize on anxiety New research suggests that certain people with symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD) may be more vulnerable to advertising that features imagery related to the concept of “home.” “Featuring the concept of home as an advertising theme leads to more favorability…” “Importantly, our research suggests a vulnerability to persuasion among those with adult separation anxiety disorder symp
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Protein critical to early stages of cellular HIV infection identifiedA Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) -led research team identified a protein, MELK, required for the HIV-1 virus to efficiently infect its target cells. MELK, produced by the cell, is necessary for removal of the protein coat around the HIV-1 virus, which is essential for the infection process. The team further revealed that MELK modifies the protein coat at a specific location to promote
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Controlled manipulationResearchers around the world are looking at how they can manipulate the properties of carbon nanostructures to customise them for specific purposes; the idea is to make the promising mini-format materials commercially viable. A team at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has now managed to selectively influence the properties of hybrid systems consisting of carbon nanostructure
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Highly skilled workers more likely to have control over their working dayPeople in high-skilled jobs and supervisory roles are more likely to enjoy control over their working hours, new research from a University of Kent expert in work-life balance shows.
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Mainz-based researchers stabilized gold in very rare oxidation state +IIA team of chemists led by Professor Katja Heinze at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry of JGU has been able to isolate and analyze gold in the very rare oxidation state +II. This provides the missing links in the homologous series of the coinage metal ions copper(+II), silver(+II), gold(+II), and in the 'relativistic' triad of platinum(+II), gold(+II), and mercury(+II).
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Development of molecular container with caps that can regulate uptake/release of objectsWe designed a host-guest system using a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state for on-demand and time-programmable control of molecular functions, and synthesized a macrocyclic metallohost that has anion caps at both sides of the cation-binding site. The anion caps effectively inhibit the guest uptake/release so that we can easily make a non-equilibrium kinetically trapped state. Guest exchange
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Swedish researchers and global fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seasA new article in the scientific journal PNAS describes how researchers from Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University convened the CEOs of several of the world's largest seafood companies to form a new global coalition aiming to end unsustainable practices such as overfishing, modern slavery and destructive impacts on habitats and marine species.
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Biological bypass shows promise in coronary artery diseaseA new gene therapy that targets the heart and requires only one treatment session has been found safe for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a successful trial carried out in Finland. Enhancing circulation in the oxygen-deficient heart muscle, the effects were visible even one year after the treatment.
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Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 yearsCAS scientists collected a large number of proxies and reconstructed a 2,000-year temperature series in China with a 10-year resolution, enabling them to quantitatively reveal the characteristics of temperature change in China over a common era.
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Prostate cancer cells become 'shapeshifters' to spread to distant organsJohns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report they have discovered a biochemical process that gives prostate cancer cells the almost unnatural ability to change their shape, squeeze into other organs and take root in other parts of the body. The scientists say their cell culture and mouse studies of the process, which involves a cancer-related protein called AIM1, suggest potential ways to
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New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryosA new way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle has now been developed, report scientists, adding that the technique could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilization in humans.
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Study shows seaweed succumbs to virusesScientists are warning the UK kelp biofuel industry to beware of viruses. Whilst known to infect certain types of seaweed, a new study published in the ISME Journal is the first to describe viruses in kelps, which are important both ecologically and commercially.
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Multi-nutrient rice against malnutritionETH researchers have developed a new rice variety that not only has increased levels of the micronutrients iron and zinc in the grains, but also produces beta-carotene as a precursor of vitamin A. This could help to reduce micronutrient malnutrition, or "hidden hunger," which is widespread in developing countries.
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Gizmodo

A Tattoo Artist Inked 19 Different People to Create This Bart Simpson Flipbook GIF Getting a tattoo is (mostly) a lifelong commitment. So what’s more impressive than this Bart Simpson kickflip animation is that tattoo artist Phil Berge somehow convinced 19 different people that The Simpsons was still cool and relevant enough to get random frames of this flipbook inked on various body parts. Given the long-running animated series has been creating original and unusual versio
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Gizmodo

Could Cable's Outfit Tease the Appearance of Another Major Mutant in Deadpool 2? The live-action Lion King taps some Marvel Cinematic Universe stars for key roles. Jodie Whittaker talks about the reaction to her Doctor Who casting. The Avatar sequels are going to resurrect a dead character from the first movie. Plus, new clips from Killjoys and Dark Matter and new Thor: Ragnarok pictures. To me, my Spoilers! Deadpool 2 CBR notes a recent set photo of Cable’s stunt double depi
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Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind SpotForget the clunky headset. All this brain-bending experience asks of you is that you take a seat.
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*The Long Dark* Review: a Game Tailored for the Age of Climate AnxietyOut on PC and consoles, Hinterland Games' chilly survival adventure is about understanding nature—and being unable to escape it.
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Teen crime may come from culture, not their brains Though it has been suggested that spikes in crime rates for teens and young adults in the United States are a result of teens being biologically predisposed to risky, law-breaking behavior, a new study indicates that culture may play a role in shaping the criminal behavior of teenagers. In a study of age and crime statistics in Taiwan, the researchers say that the Asian country’s youth crime patt
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Divalent gold complex isolated for the first time in a pure formAccording to textbook knowledge, the usual oxidation states of gold in compounds are +I and +III. The divalent form (+II), on the other hand, prefers to form polynuclear compounds or simply undergoes transformation into the mono- and trivalent forms. However, the elements next to gold in the periodic table are quite different in this respect. The ions of the coinage metals, copper(+II) and silver(
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Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainableModern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s. It seems like a good idea on paper, and they do work – but their use and production doesn't come without problems.
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Hacking cybersecurity to anticipate attacksImagine two groups at war. One defends every attack as it comes. The other anticipates threats before they happen. Which is more likely to win?
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Popular Science

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know Environment The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night. A draft report shows just how dire our climate situation has become.
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Volcanoes May Have Triggered the Last Unexplained Mass ExtinctionVolcanic eruptions have now been tied to all five major mass extinctions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bech: Jeg lover, at jeg ikke vil skære i det faglige Mickael Bech er ny chef for Kora-/SFI-fusionen Vive med en bunden opgave om at spare 10 mio. kr. om året. Det kommer dog ikke til at gå ud over det faglige arbejde, lover Mickael Bech, der dog advarer om, at det vil tage tid, før alt er på plads.
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Lavt niveau af apolipoprotein i blodet har sammenhæng med demensDansk studie kan vise vej til udvikling af ny medicin mod demens.
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Two studies suggest trouble ahead for paywall journals(Phys.org)—Two independent studies looking at two aspects of paywalls versus free access to research papers suggest that trouble may lie ahead for traditional journals that continue to expect payment for access to peer-reviewed research papers. In the first study, a small team of researchers from the U.S. and Germany looked at the number of freely available papers on the internet using a web exten
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The Atlantic

A Burdensome Regulation Screening Truck Drivers for a Sleep Disorder How asleep should truck drivers be on the job? Many people say, “not asleep at all. Wait, why is that even a question?” Over the past several years, this has become a question of health policy that has morphed into a question about the role of government. A string of high-profile incidents involving somnolent truck drivers and railroad engineers have called attention to an emerging sleep disorder
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The Atlantic

The Cultural Factors Driving America's Departure From Reality Kurt Andersen’s cover story “ How America Lost Its Mind ” argues that “being American means we can believe anything we want.” This is due to a combination of the new-age mentality born out of the 1960s that encouraged Americans to find their own truth and the internet age, which has allowed us to create communities that reinforce our beliefs. According to Andersen, the perfect manifestation of Am
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Fitness technology increases satisfaction, lowers perceived exertion in new exercisersA new study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal found that adding visual effects to a structured workout creates an 'immersive' fitness experience that increases satisfaction and lowers the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) for new exercisers.
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A surprising new role for baker's yeastBaker's yeast is best known for its role in baking and brewing beer. Thanks to work done in a collaboration between scientists from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science and colleagues at the University of Toronto in Canada and the University of Minnesota in the US, we now know that this humble organism can be used in leading edge drug discovery.
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Lizard venom may contain clues to treating blood clotsVarious types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack, and deep-vein thrombosis annually. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences expert Associate Professor Bryan Fry said, while snake venom research has been extensive, lizard venom research was still in its infancy.
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Independent pharmacies and online coupons help patients save money on drugsAfter finding that prices for some common antibiotics can vary by up to $100 in one metropolitan area, University of Southern California experts suggest that patients could save money by shopping for their drugs online or at independent pharmacies. However, few Americans actively comparison shop for health care, according to a separate study by USC and Harvard Medical School researchers.
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Can a Zika outbreak be sustained sexually?Unlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection, with men retaining the virus 10 times longer in their semen than women do in their vaginal fluids. According to research initiated at the Santa Fe Institute, populations least likely to get tested for Zika could sustain a silent outbreak.
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Lækket amerikansk klimarapport varsler store konsekvenser af klimaforandringerNew York Times har bragt et udkast til en klimarapport, der stik modsat Trump varsler store konsekvenser af klimaforandringerne.
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Folktale diffusion traced using genomic data(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several European countries has conducted a study involving tracing the spread of common folktales throughout history in Eurasia. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes using genome data to trace two common means of folktale distribution.
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Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat wavesIn May of this year, a hot spell broiled Boston. In June, extreme temperatures grounded Phoenix's planes. Last week, Seattle suffered under record temperatures.
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The Atlantic

Where Is The Atlantic Taking You? After almost 160 years, we’re running our first-ever Instagram contest. The September 2017 issue will be in mailboxes and on newsstands within the next week, and we want to see where you’re reading your Atlantic magazine. It’s easy to enter: Snap a picture of you (and your friends! Family! Pets! Get as creative as you’d like with it) reading your copy of the September issue, and share it on Insta
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Malariaparasitter udspioneret ved -196 CelsiusVed at kombinere to avancerede mikroskopteknikker er det lykkedes et internationalt forskerhold under...
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Gender quotas can work but it depends on how employees feel about themIf you think your boss is in her position only because of a gender quota and not because of merit, it could affect the work you do for her.
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Futurity.org

Despite warnings, Obamacare hasn’t hurt job market The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is not having a negative impact on the American job market, two economists argue in a new working paper. As the debate over the law boiled over in Washington, DC this summer, the working paper threw cold water on a claim made by several of the law’s critics: that it was killing American jobs. That argument was founded on early projections made by
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Lungelægen Irène Frachon blev helt i fransk medicinskandale I 33 år fik ca. fem millioner franske patienter medicinen Mediator. En ihærdig og modig lungelæge, Irène Frachon, blev afgørende for, at medicinen blev forbudt i 2009. Danske Sidse Babett Knudsen spiller i den franske film ’Kvinden fra Brest’, som går i landets biografer, hovedrollen som Irène Frachon.
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Ars Technica

Fortnite poisons a potentially great game with agonizing F2P limits Enlarge / At its best, Fortnite looks (and feels) like this nicely staged promo pic of in-game action. However, so many free-to-play annoyances drag this "build a base, blast some zombies" potential to the unseemly depths. (credit: Epic Games) Fortnite comes very close to standing out from the crowded online-shooter fray. Some video games let you hunker down with friends and shoot a zillion oncom
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Anker's Reader-Favorite PowerCore Battery Packs Are Back On Sale Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 , $30 | Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 , $42 Anker’s PowerCore battery packs have long been reader favorites , and you can choose from two capacities of the PowerCore Speed on sale today. Both feature Quick Charge 3.0 for your compatible Android devices, but of course, any of their ports will charge basically any USB-powered device. Unlike most Anker deals, these don’t re
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Database of inbred mouse proteins responsible for strain discrepancies created(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Belgium has developed a bioinformatics tool that allows for comparing protein-coding genes of 36 inbred mouse strains to the C57BL/6J strain. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Steven Timmermans, Marc Van Montagu and Claude Libert describe the tool, the database they created using it
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This is how regional rail can help ease our big cities' commuter crushIn Sydney and Melbourne, the squeeze is on. Population is booming; house prices are still rising; roads and trains are congested. Australian governments generally have ignored the benefits of relating metropolitan and regional planning.
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Are We All Racists Deep Inside?Private thoughts and public acts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers find that teamwork helps jellies jet around the oceanScientists now know why jellyfish-like salps swimming together move better than a single salp pulsing solo. That information, says UO marine biologist Kelly Sutherland, could guide the development of jet-propelled underwater vehicles.
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MPFI researchers make significant advance in understanding calcium channel functionA new study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovers critical aspects of calcium channel function. Young and his team developed a technique to simultaneously probe both the structure and function of calcium channels with unrivaled accuracy. For the first time, the researchers could monitor the calcium channel impact on calcium signals in a presynaptic
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World's Fastest-Swirling Vortex Simulates the Big BangPhysicists have created the fastest-swirling vortex in the universe from a primordial soup of fundamental particles that re-creates the Big Bang.
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Is Big Pharma Hindering Treatment of the Opioid Epidemic? (Op-Ed)The number of people dying from opioid overdose continues to rise, in part because of cheap street drugs. Yet the price of a drug used to treat addiction is out of reach for many.
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Largest ever wildfire in Greenland seen burning from spaceThe blaze is the biggest ever detected by satellites – and a recent increase in fires in the region could well be a result of the rapid warming in the Arctic
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Genetically engineered salmon goes on sale for the first timeAfter 25 years of development, the first genetically modified animal intended for human consumption has been sold on the open market in Canada
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Here’s Proof That Commuter Bikes Don’t Have to SuckNew York company Priority loads its bikes up with features while keeping costs down.
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Teknisk uheld: Norges første elfærge ramt af hundredvis af aflysningerElfærgen mellem de to norske byer Lavik og Oppedal har alene i 2016 haft 300 aflysninger på grund af tekniske problemer. Myndighederne mener, det er for dårligt, men rederiet siger, at færgen er underdimensioneret.
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Even Atheists Judge AtheistsPeople believe that those who commit immoral acts are likely to be atheists.
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The Atlantic

How Uber Is Building Uber for Trucking As Uber battles taxis and other ride-hailing apps in cities across the world, the company is beginning to move quickly into a much larger transportation market: trucking. This spring, Uber unveiled Uber Freight, a brokerage service connecting shippers and truckers through a new app. Conceptually, “Uber for trucking” seems like a logical extension of the passenger transport business. But the logis
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Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse' Ever since it was first published in 1982, readers—including this one—have thrilled to “Total Eclipse,” Annie Dillard’s masterpiece of literary nonfiction, which describes her personal experience of a solar eclipse in Washington State. It first appeared in Dillard’s landmark collection, Teaching a Stone to Talk , and was recently republished in The Abundance , a new anthology of her work. The Atl
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Ars Technica

Ars Asks: A defiant in-depth defense against dastardly drones Enlarge / Aurich tells me he didn't purposefully make the drone look like it has a shocked face, but I can't un-see it. (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock ) We've asked twice about which IT nightmares are most likely to keep you up at night , and now we're going to finish off our round of surveys with what will be the last one for a while: we want to know what you think about drones . And not just gene
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Science | The Guardian

Some still attack Darwin and evolution. How can science fight back? | Jules HowardAN Wilson’s ‘exposé’ is the latest in a long line of attempts to undermine evolutionary biology. Now scientists must decide how best to counter them I can save you the effort of reading AN Wilson’s “exposé” on Darwin , which did the rounds over the weekend, characterising the famous scientist as a fraud, a thief, a liar, a racist and a rouser of nazism. Instead, head over to Netflix and watch the
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Successful synthesis of a new insulin analogueA group of researchers has developed synthetic insulin analogues selenoinsulin (Se-Ins) through the replacement of the interchain disulfide in bovine pancreatic insulin (BPIns) with a diselenide bridge.
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Climate change may confuse plant dormancy cyclesPerennial plants in the Midwest are well attuned to their surroundings. They hunker down all winter in a dormant state, just waiting for a sign that it's safe to unfurl their first tender leaves or flower buds. For many plants, the cue is a sustained warming trend, but day length also factors into the dormancy equation.
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Spinning diamonds for quantum precisionWe live in a noisy world. Interference from light, vibrations, electromagnetic radiation and sound can be annoying; it messes with our sleep and can interfere with our electrical equipment.
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No Endor in Sight: Habitable Exomoons May Be RareThe possible discovery of a giant extrasolar moon suggests our own may be an anomaly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This enzyme enabled life to conquer a hostile earthComputers are simulating the ancestral versions of the most common protein on Earth, giving scientists an unparalleled look at early life's development of harnessing energy from the Sun and production of oxygen.
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Cultural engagement lowers reoffending rateAccess to cultural programs for Indigenous prisoners decreases their chance of reoffending, a study by Swinburne researchers has found.
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Wild bees thrive after severe forest firesEarly results from a two-year study in southern Oregon suggest that moderate and severe forest fires create conditions that lead to greater abundance and diversity of wild bees.
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Live Science

Shot in the Dark: College Students Don't Know How Strong Their Drinks AreWASHINGTON — Do you know how much alcohol is in your drink? If you're making a judgment based on taste and smell alone, you may miss the mark, a new study from England finds.
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Picture of Mental Health? What Your Instagram Photos Reveal About YouWhether you like posting black-and-white photos or prefer adding filters that make colors pop, your Instagram account may provide clues about your mental health, a new study finds.
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Origami Organs: This 'Tissue Paper' Could Help Regenerate a Heart or UterusScientists have created paper-like biomaterials from organs such as the ovaries, uterus, heart, liver and muscle that are thin and flexible enough to fold into origami birds and other structures.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Scientists prevent neurodegeneration-associated protein clumping in lab studyBy artificially exposing FUS proteins to the natural process of phosphorylation, researchers were able to prevent them from forming the harmful clumps associated with ALS and frontotemporal dementia.
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Ars Technica

How one hot sauce seller hauled Uber into small-claims court and won $4,000 Enlarge / Dane Wilcox and his sister selling FYM hot sauce. (credit: Dan Wilcox ) Dane Wilcox had come to Boston for two reasons: hot sauce and Dota 2 . Getting into a months-long courtroom fight with the world's largest startup was never in the plan. The former IT consultant had become a hot-sauce entrepreneur in 2014, after a surprisingly successful Kickstarter campaign to launch his brand, "FY
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Wildfire Burns across (Formerly) Icy GreenlandGrasses and low vegetation on the defrosting, drying tundra are igniting -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Century of Global Warming, in Just 35 SecondsA new animation, the "Temperature Circle," shows every nation on the planet is now in the red -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Elon Musk Is Building a Hyperloop, and It's Great News for YouMusk's Boring Company could accelerate progress for everyone building the transportation future.
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USDA Clamps Down on Staffers Using the Term 'Climate Change'The Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.
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Finally: New Augmented Reality App Mirage Injects the Internet Into Real LifeMirage doesn't just uncover secret messages—it lets the internet ooze out of your phone and into your surroundings.
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It's Past Time for You To Ditch That Scientific CalculatorAnything that overpriced, underpowered graphing calculator can do, Python can do better.
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How spiders mastered spin controlScientists reveal a new twist on the unusual properties of spider silk.
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The Atlantic

Chickenhawk in Chief Yesterday via Twitter . Those who were around during the Vietnam war have exhausted every possible argument about who did what, and why, and when, and with what justification. Those who were not around must no doubt have had their fill—though for them and everyone else I highly recommend the new 10-part, 18-hour series on the Vietnam war by the filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which will air
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The Atlantic

Eight Things Paul Ryan Has Learned About Governing Back in the more innocent political days of January, Paul Ryan cast an eye out over the promised land of Republican-controlled Washington and thought: Now is the time to put forth my sweeping 200-day agenda! Before the exodus of August recess, declared the speaker, his team would achieve amazing things for America: overhauling the tax code, funding a border wall, rolling back regulation on busine
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The Atlantic

Why Men Are the New College Minority Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said. It was, in fact, an unusual bird that Smith had spotted, especially on this campus: masculum collegium discipulus . A male college student. More From The Hechinger Report Rising popularity of dual-language educa
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The Thorny Question of Whether Humans Can Observe Single PhotonsThe controversy over whether the human eye can detect single photons has profound significance for the way we will develop future sensors and related technologies.
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Go Ahead and Touch the ArtMost works are created with the assumption that people will see it—but these are designed to be perceived with the hands -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry ValleysResearchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert.
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Cooking up new ways to clean up our planetIn a win-win for a cleaner planet, scientists have devised a way to use waste cooking oil and sulphur to extract the neurotoxin mercury from the environment.
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Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years laterOptical scan technology is helping researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, preserve audio of 78 indigenous California languages, most of which were recorded more than a century ago. The recordings are on approximately 2,700 wax cylinders that are now barely audible due to issues such as mold. These are the only known sound recordings for several of the languages, and in many ot
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Unprecedented Antarctic expedition maps sea ice to solve climate change mysteryBrutally windy. Unfathomably cold. Disturbingly isolated.
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Sweet! Sugar-coated probe yields better acid testA new type of nontoxic fluorescent probe could make it much easier to detect low pH in living cells.
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Lizard venom may contain clues to treating blood clotsVarious types of lizard venom are being studied as possible treatments for blood clotting diseases that lead to millions of cases of stroke, heart attack, and deep-vein thrombosis annually.
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Image: Prometheus and the Ghostly F RingThe thin sliver of Saturn's moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn's narrow F ring in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Many of the narrow ring's faint and wispy features result from its gravitational interactions with Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across).
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Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects?During the 20th century, the average temperature of the continental United States rose by almost 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.5 degree Celsius)—everywhere, that is, except in the Southeast. There, until the 1980s, the temperature actually decreased slightly. Climate scientists dubbed this peculiar phenomenon the "warming hole," and it was the cause of much speculation. But beginning in the 1990s, temper
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Gizmodo

Alt-Right Activists Call for Google Boycott After Employee Is Fired for Anti-Diversity Paper Google fired a software engineer yesterday in response to public outrage over the man’s 10-page screed against women being represented proportionally in tech companies . But the firing has become a call-to-arms for alt-right voices on the internet who are crowdfunding money for the engineer, James Damore, and are now calling for a boycott of Google. The calls for a boycott have gained steam on Tw
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Exploring the Mysterious Life of One of Earth's First Giant OrganismsStrange creatures known as “rangeomorphs” could help paleontologists understand the origins of animal life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Public opinion unlikely to curb a U.S. president's use of nuclear weapons in war, scholar findsA new Stanford study suggests that American public opinion on nuclear weapons usage has not fundamentally changed since 1945, and many people would support the use of such weapons to kill millions of civilians if the U.S. found itself in a similar wartime situation.
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Ingeniøren

Her er flyet, Københavns Politi bruger til at overvåge byenFlyet, som politiet har lånt af Hjemmeværnet, er godt udstyret til at overvåge København med både sensorer, kameraer og live-forbindelse til jorden.
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Educational app released ahead of highly anticipated solar eclipseThousands of years ago, human beings reacted to solar eclipses with dismay, flooding the streets with pots and pans to scare away whatever had blotted out the sun with a cacophony of banging and shouting.
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Study tests the complexity of important plant hormonesA Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.
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Early modern humans consumed more plants than Neanderthals but ate very little fishSenckenberg scientists have studied the diet of anatomically modern humans. With their recent study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, they were able to refute the theory that the diet of early representatives of Homo sapiens was more flexible than that of Neanderthals. Just like the Neanderthals, our ancestors had mainly mammoth and plants on their plates – the researchers were u
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Maize from El Gigante Rock Shelter shows early transition to staple cropMid-summer corn on the cob is everywhere, but where did it all come from and how did it get to be the big, sweet, yellow ears we eat today? Some of the answers come from carbon dating ancient maize and other organic material from the El Gigante rock shelter in Honduras, according to a team of anthropologists who show that 4,300 years ago maize was sufficiently domesticated to serve as a staple cro
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HBO hackerne forlanger nu en løsesum Der har været stilhed siden hackere i sidste uge skaffede sig adgang til HBO's interne servere. Men nu har de forlangt en løsesum af ukendt størrelse. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hbo-hackerne-forlanger-nu-loesesum-1078913 Version2
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New solid lubricant shown to reduce friction and wear on steel surfacesResearchers have created a new type of non-liquid lubricant that has been shown to reduce friction and wear significantly under the extreme conditions found in various applications, from air compressors to missile systems.
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The Atlantic

The Joke Has Died With Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Part of the pleasure of watching Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp , the 2015 prequel series to David Wain’s cult comedy film, was the sheer absurdity of its existence. A parody of the endless march of revivals and off-brand sequels thrown at audiences, the show took the cast of comic actors who played a bunch of teenagers in 2001 (when they were already too old for the part), brought th
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The Atlantic

The Identity Crisis of an American Abroad A “twenty-something life crisis,” and a writing fellowship, sent the journalist Suzy Hansen from New York to Istanbul in 2007. There she got swept up in a bigger crisis, one likely to sound familiar these days. It “was about my American identity,” she writes. “Confusion over the meaning of one’s country, and over that country’s place in the world, for anyone, but especially for Americans, might b
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The Atlantic

How to Cut in Line Waiting in line is a scourge of modernity. According to David Andrews’s book, Why Does the Other Line Always Move Faster? , it wasn’t common until the Industrial Revolution synchronized workers’ schedules, causing lines that gobbled up lunch hours and evenings. Given that Americans are estimated to collectively waste tens of billions of hours a year in lines, it’s no wonder that some people try t
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The Atlantic

What Was the Most Important Letter in History? Clayborne Carson, founding director, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was little-noticed in April 1963, when his colleagues in the civil-rights movement stitched it together from the fragments he’d drafted in his cell. Major civil-rights legislation was not then on President John F. Kennedy’s agenda. Yet the lette
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The Atlantic

Earthworm They face in opposite directions to reproduce. What a miner, pistoning in slow motion through the underworld of the earth, engineering vents, channels, water flow, converting death and dearth, day in, night out. Each eyeless body digesting the soil, nursing birth. Cut in two, they double, breathe via marly skin, a must for farm and garden: alfalfa, spuds, spinach, carrots, cabbage, barley, wasabi
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The Atlantic

The Conversation Telling Lola’s Story “ Lola’s Story ” (June), by the Filipino American journalist Alex Tizon, quickly became the most-read story on TheAtlantic.com and garnered many emotional responses from people around the United States and around the world, particularly in the Philippines. Tizon, who died suddenly just a few weeks before the story’s publication, wrote about Eudocia Tomas Pulido, the woman he
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The Atlantic

Why Liberalism Disappoints In the summer of 1917, Walter Lippmann strutted into Washington as it prepared for war. Both he and his young country were ready to prove their worth as superpowers. He was 27 and newly married, recruited to whisper into the ear of Newton Baker, the secretary of war. Lippmann’s reputation already prefigured the heights to which it would ultimately ascend. None other than Teddy Roosevelt had anoin
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The Atlantic

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism C hris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic. My entire career at the New Republic had been spent dreaming of such a benefactor. For years, my colleagues and I had sputtered our way through the internet era, drifting from one ownership group to the next, each eager to save the magazine and its histor
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The Atlantic

John le Carré Goes Back Into the Cold John le Carré’s triumph (and consequent burden) is that he created characters and language so evocative of the spy world that they became more real in readers’ minds than real people or events. This happens occasionally with books or movies: Our images of the old South are inseparable from the way it was portrayed in Gone With the Wind . It’s said that even real-life members of the Mafia learn ho
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The Atlantic

Are Index Funds Evil? If you’re like me, you’ve cheered the decades-long rise of index funds—investment vehicles that seem (these days) to be a rare case of financial innovation that actually helps regular people. By trying merely to match the market, not beat it—investing passively in stocks that mimic a published market index, like the S&P 500—they’re able to offer both low fees and peace of mind for people not incl
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The Atlantic

How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule B efore stepping onto the stage, Svetlana Alexievich left me with her grayish-beige leather coat, as unfashionable as the rest of her. We had met by chance in March at a literary festival in Austria where the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in literature—a stocky woman in her late 60s, barely 5 feet tall—was being honored. “Hold it for me,” she said, and there was something touchingly Soviet in the gestu
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The Atlantic

Big in Venezuela: Bitcoin Mining I n Venezuela, home to some of the worst hyperinflation since the Weimar Republic, a Big Mac costs about half a month’s wages. Or rather, it did, until a bread shortage forced the burger off the menu. The annual inflation rate is expected to hit 1,600 percent. Life resembles an old newsreel: long lines, empty shelves, cashiers weighing stacks of bills. To survive, thousands of Venezuelans have ta
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Science | The Guardian

The sturgeon full moon in partial eclipse - in pictures August’s full moon, known as the sturgeon moon, featured a partial eclipse as it was slightly covered by the Earth’s shadow Continue reading...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Optimizing e-mobility use for everyday lifePeople choose different transportation methods for work commutes, leisure activities and running errands. Each activity in daily life might require a different form of mobility, and sometimes it makes sense to link some appointments. In the future, the optimum solution could be suggested by a mobility app. A prototype of an electronic assistant for mobility customers and other tools for providers
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Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food TechThe start-up is finding out what happens when a fast-moving venture capital business runs into the staid world of government regulation.
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NYT > Science

Why Do Bees Buzz?Jim Gorman, science reporter for The New York Times, finds out why bumblebees make all that racket.
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Ingeniøren

Grøn vaskemaskine bruger vand som ballast i stedet for betonI stedet for at tynge vaskemaskiner ned med beton har britiske forskere udviklet en beholder, der kan fyldes med vand hjemme hos slutbrugeren, så maskinerne bliver mere miljøvenlige at producere og transportere.
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High-resolution optical coherence tomography without particle acceleratorA visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and examine it more closely in three dimensions without having to touch the eye at all. This allows eye specialists to diagnose diseases such as glaucoma without any physical intervention. However, this method would have even greater potential f
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Sikkerhedsforsker frigiver database med 320 millioner kodeord, du ikke skal bruge Sikkerhedseksperten bag ‘Have I been pwned’ vil gøre det muligt for organisationer, at forbyde brug af kodeord, der har tidligere er blevet lækket. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedsforsker-frigiver-database-med-320-millioner-kodeord-du-ikke-skal-bruge-1078891 Version2
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Viden

Testosteron giver kvinder større sexlystIfølge dansk forskning er det mandlige kønshormon afgørende for, hvor stor sexlyst både mænd og kvinder har.
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New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryosUniversity of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilization in humans.
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Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of infertility researchThe first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility. But scientists haven't had a good way to explore the biology behind this phenomenon. Now, a new achievement using human stem cells could give researchers a chance to see what they couldn't before, while avoiding ethical issues associated with study
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Science | The Guardian

The Trump administration's solution to climate change: ban the term | Bill McKibben The US Department of Agriculture has forbidden the use of the words ‘climate change’. This say-no-evil policy is doomed to fail In a bold new strategy unveiled on Monday in the Guardian, the US Department of Agriculture – guardians of the planet’s richest farmlands – has decided to combat the threat of global warming by forbidding the use of the words . Under guidance from the agency’s director o
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A Chip That Reprograms Cells Helps Healing, At Least In Mice This device shoots new genetic code into cells to make them change their purpose. Researchers say the chip could someday be used to treat injuries in humans. But they've got a long, long way to go. (Image credit: Wexner Medical Center/The Ohio State University )
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Go See It, Eclipse Chasers Urge. 'Your First Time Is Always Special' A small number of passionate "shadow lovers" roam the world to be at exactly the right place when the moon blots out the sun. One man has seen 33 — and calls each "one of the top events of my life." (Image credit: Courtesy of Fred Espenak)
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Ars Technica

Uber’s ex-CEO: Given reason for alleged Waymo data heist is “f***ing dumb” Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, seen here in December 2016. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) In the high-profile Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, the barbs are flying at a nonstop pace. Last Friday, the deposition of Travis Kalanick, who was CEO of Uber until June 2017, was made available for the first time as part of the court record. During the hours of his July 27 tes
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The Atlantic

The Trump Show Never Ends HUNTINGTON, W.V.—Every day brings new drama, but the Trump Show’s themes remain the same. He’s come to tell his people that everyone else is wrong and they are right. “The change you voted for is happening every single day,” he proclaims, underscoring each syllable with a raised hand, as the crowd bursts into cheers. Behind him, two signs hang in the rafters of this small arena: PROMISES MADE, re
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The Atlantic

Does the U.S. Military Need a Space Corps? The U.S. military hasn’t added a new uniformed service in 70 years, when the Air Force was created in the aftermath of World War II. If Congress gets its way, that will soon change. In a bipartisan vote last month, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would direct the Defense Department to build a new “space corps” within the Air Force. Its backers blame the Pentagon for failing
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The Atlantic

When Britain and France Almost Merged Into One Country On June 16, 1940, with Nazi Germany on the brink of crushing France, British prime minister Winston Churchill and French undersecretary of defense Charles de Gaulle met for lunch at the Carlton Club in London. These two great symbols of patriotism and national independence made an incredible agreement: Britain and France should be united into a single country called the “Franco-British Union.” Th
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Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that may aid of infertility researchThe first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility.
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New microscope technique reveals internal structure of live embryosUniversity of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability before in vitro fertilization in humans.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

RSPB hails natterjack toad 'baby boom' at Lodge reserveThousands of the "rare" tadpoles have been spotted at a reserve despite adverse breeding conditions.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

How to trick your heart into thinking you exerciseResearchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick the heart into growing in a healthy way and pumping more blood, just as it does in response to exercise and pregnancy. They also show that CT1 can repair heart damage and improve blood flow in animal models of heart failure.
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Ingeniøren

Sverige går stik imod Danmark og siger nej til bi-dræbende pesticidSverige har længe forbudt neonikotinoider ud fra et forsigtighedsprincip. Danmark politiserer ved at fortolke forskningen, som om bierne ikke tager skade af brugen herhjemme, mener svensk afdelingschef.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Chantek, the orangutan who used sign language, dies at 39Chantek could also clean his room, make and use tools and learn the route to a restaurant.
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Dagens Medicin

Forskere opdager, hvorfor skoldkoppevirus er livsfarligt for nogleDanske forskere har været med til at lokalisere en immundefekt, som gør, at nogle mennesker bliver alvorligt syge af skoldkoppevirus. Opdagelsen af genmutationen kan hjælpe til bedre forebyggelse og behandling af sygdommen og bidrager med fundamental ny viden om immunsystemet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO dataA group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cougar makes rare successful crossing of LA-area freewayResearchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving into a range less hemmed in by Southern California sprawl, the National Park Service said Monday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Snyder: 'Strong possibility' for Foxconn to come to MichiganGov. Rick Snyder is optimistic that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will open a facility in Michigan, but said what exactly it is has not been determined and it could be a few months before any potential deal takes shape.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US mediaGoogle on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports.
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Science-Based Medicine

Doc Doc Zeus: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of Medical BoardsA novel about a doctor who raped a minor and is being investigated by his state medical board provides behind-the-scene insights into the workings of medical boards. It helps explain why these boards are so often ineffective, why medical malfeasance so often leads to a token disciplinary action rather than to loss of license.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US: NYTAverage US temperatures have risen dramatically and fast, with recent decades the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a draft federal government report cited by The New York Times on Tuesday.
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Dagens Medicin

Ny vicedirektør til Psykiatrien i Region Sjælland Siden 1. maj har Psykiatrien i Region Sjælland manglet en vicedirektør, og nu er der sat navn på.
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Science | The Guardian

Rise of the racist robots – how AI is learning all our worst impulses There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they mimic them – from antisemitic chatbots to racially biased software. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the mercy of algorithms? In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for risk assessment was biased agains
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Rare pine marten captured on camera in North YorkshireThe first record of a pine marten living in Yorkshire for about 35 years
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

JCU scientist finds alcohol-free solution worksA James Cook University scientist has made a discovery that will make life easier for surgery patients and their surgeon.
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Ingeniøren

Dobbelt så dyrt forsinket it-system er klar - men send lige 26 millioner mere Projektet er nu blevet mere end dobbelt så dyrt som det oprindeligt var tiltænkt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/problemfyldt-it-system-domstole-lige-inden-lancering-send-26-millioner-mere-1078908 Version2
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Science | The Guardian

‘Alarming’ rise in early deaths of young adults in the north of England – study Finding highlights the need for increased investment in the north, warn experts, as research into mortality rate reveals the widening north-south divide More young adults are dying before their time in the north of England than the south – and the gap is widening, a study has revealed. Researchers say that since 1965, about 1.2 million more people have died before the age of 75 in the north of En
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Science | The Guardian

Brexit relocation of EU medicines regulator 'will hit UK researchers hard' Amsterdam says in its bid to house the EMA that two of Britain’s top research agencies would lose much of their business Two of the UK’s foremost research organisations will lose much of their business to Amsterdam if the city is successful in securing the relocation of the EU’s medicines regulator, the Netherlands’ formal bid for the prized agency claims. Amsterdam, which has been tipped as an e
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Gizmodo

Someone Leaked a Major Federal Climate Change Report Before Trump and Pruitt Can Cook the Books On Monday, the New York Times published a leaked copy of the special science section of the draft 2018 National Climate Assessment, which federal climate researchers had completed but feared Donald Trump’s administration and new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt were plotting to smother in its crib . The draft report reflects federal scientists’ continued and unshaken belief huma
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

High quality early intervention for children with autism quickly results in costs savingsA recent study by Penn Medicine researchers published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that the costs associated with the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), one evidence-based treatment for young children with autism, were fully offset after only two years following intervention due to reductions in children's use of other services.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New noninvasive method of intracranial pressure monitoringGerman researchers report preliminary findings that show a noninvasive method of monitoring intracranial pressure (ICP) that could rival the gold standards of invasive intraventricular and intraparenchymal monitoring. The device uses advanced signal analysis algorithms to evaluate properties of acoustic signals that pass through the brain in order to determine ICP values.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autismIn the first major study of its kind, researchers using MRI have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism, according to a new study.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Inside the Fall, and Rebirth, of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery StartupA China Titans affiliate bought the bankrupt storage startup Aquion and plans to sell its batteries directly to big grid operators.
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Ingeniøren

Fanget i en løgn? Sådan fikser du skaden Jobfinder lægger fokus på løgne på arbejdspladsen. Hvordan slipper du uden om en fyring, hvis du bliver taget i at lyve af arbejdsgiver? Læs fem muligheder her. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/chefen-fanger-dig-loegn-saadan-redder-du-situationen-9384 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Forbrænding af affald bremser fossilfri varme i AalborgI to år har et grønt råd undersøgt, hvordan Nordjyllandsværket kan blive fossilfrit. Det har vist sig overraskende svært, så længe affaldsforbrænding bidrager til varmeproduktionen.
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Gizmodo

Here Are at Least 196 ISPs Which Put Caps on Their Customers' Data Use Photo: AP Last month, internet service provider Cox began charging residential customers in Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, and Oklahoma an extra $10 for every 50 gigabytes of data they use over 1 terabyte in a month, bringing the total number of states it charges caps for to 16. Cox’s moved matched other leaders in the industry aggressively implementing capped service, like its competitors Comcast a
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Ars Technica

Google fires engineer who “crossed the line” with diversity memo Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill ) Google has fired James Damore, an engineer who wrote a controversial essay arguing that the company has gone overboard in its attempts to promote diversity. Damore confirmed the firing in an e-mail to Bloomberg. “At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit (unconscious) and explicit biases are holding women back in tech and leadership,” Damore
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Gizmodo

Google Reportedly Fires Author of Anti-Diversity Screed Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Image: Getty) James Damore, the Google software engineer who authored a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto , has been fired, Bloomberg reports. A statement from Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday evening, obtained by Recode , notes that “portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Advertisem
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That Google 'Anti-Diversity' Memo Really Put Executives in a BindThe memo challenges company's training on unconscious bias.
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NYT > Science

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate ReportThe report directly contradicts Trump administration claims about global warming and concludes that temperatures have risen rapidly since 1980.
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New Scientist - News

People in north England are 20 per cent more likely to die youngAn analysis of five decades of death data has revealed that people in northern England are less likely to live to the age of 75 than people in the south
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Live Science

Horror at the Beach: 'Sea Fleas' Dine on Aussie Teen's LegsTiny marine creatures — each measuring a fraction of an inch in length — gnawed a teenager's legs bloody during a seaside dip in Melbourne, Australia.
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Gizmodo

HBO Hackers Leak Senior Executive's Emails, Demand Undisclosed Amount of Money as Ransom HBO CEO Richard Plepler. Photo: AP The hackers behind a massive intrusion into HBO systems have released a month’s worth of a senior HBO executive’s emails, dumping a “publicly accessible link to a cache of internal documents” which also included the script to yet another upcoming episode of Game of Thrones , Hollywood Reporter wrote Monday. The Reporter said evidence of the materials arrived via
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Science : NPR

Federal Report Calls For $275 Million To Stop Asian Carp The invasive species have been caught mere miles from Lake Michigan. Scientists fear if they invade the lake, they could spread throughout the Great Lakes. (Image credit: John Flesher/AP)
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HBO Hackers Drop Ransom Note and More Game of Thrones SpoilersThe hackers plaguing the premium TV network have revealed their motive—and more Game of Thrones spoilers.
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The Atlantic

Why Do Trump's Supporters Allow Him to Insult Their Intelligence? President Trump regularly pushes incorrect information to the millions of people who follow him on Twitter. At times, his untruths are extremely easy to disapprove, as if Trump regards his supporters as easily manipulated idiots, even as his falling approval ratings suggest that more and more Americans are abandoning him every month. Look at what he said Monday afternoon: The Fake News Media will
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Ars Technica

“Driverless van” is just a VT researcher in a really good driver’s seat costume Enlarge / The “driverless car” in question looked similar to this one—it was a 2017 Ford Transit Connect. (credit: Ford ) The video opens with a guy rapping on the window of a van. "Brother, who are you?" the person holding the camera says. "What are you doing? I'm with the news, dude." You can see hands holding the steering wheel from the bottom, but the man inside the Ford van, dressed in a ful
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Gizmodo

Mount Almost Any TV To the Wall For $14 AmazonBasics Tilting TV Wall Mount , $14 If you’ve been meaning to wall-mount your TV, this highly-rated AmazonBasics mount will only set you back $14 today, an all-time low. This particular model doesn’t articulate left and right, but it can hold TVs anywhere from 37" to 80", so it should work with basically any home theater.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain developmentAn antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, scientists prevented defects by restoring signaling though these structures called primary cilia.
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Ars Technica

Straightening dental wire twists intestines of a woman—a decade later Enlarge / The CT scan reveals the wire (small white line in center) that was causing the woman’s abdominal pain. (credit: BMJ Case Reports ) Years after straightening teeth, the thin metal wires from orthodontic braces can end up twisting intestines, according to a report published Monday in BMJ Case Reports. Australian doctors found a seven-centimeter bit of dental brace wire in the bowels of an
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Scientists probe the conditions of stellar interiors to measure nuclear reactionsMost of the nuclear reactions that drive the nucleosynthesis of the elements in our universe occur in very extreme stellar plasma conditions. This intense environment found in the deep interiors of stars has made it nearly impossible for scientists to perform nuclear measurements in these conditions -- until now.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Fat rats show why breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesityIn an animal model of obesity and breast cancer, tumor cells in obese animals but not lean animals had especially sensitive androgen receptors, allowing these cells to magnify growth signals from the hormone testosterone.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accordThere are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New biomarker found for group of rare metabolic diseasesA newly discovered biomarker associated with a rare metabolic disorder may facilitate better diagnosis and identification of new drugs for clinical trials for the disease. Development of treatments for the neurological symptoms of mucopolysaccharidoses, a family of rare genetic disorders, have been hindered by the lack of objective measures of the extent of central nervous system damage in