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Two ways to improve optical sensing using different resonator techniques(Phys.org)—Two independent teams working on research aimed at improving optical sensing have used techniques that involve coupling two or more modes of light such that their modes and their corresponding frequencies coalesce, resulting in more sensitivity. In the first effort, a team from Washington University in St. Lois and Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, in Germany, connected three trad
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Jupiter-mass planet orbiting giant star discovered(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-mass alien world circling a giant star known as HD 208897. The newly detected exoplanet was found as a result of high-precision radial velocity measurements. The discovery was detailed in a paper published Aug. 6 on the arXiv preprint server.
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AMD Threadripper 1950X review: Better than Intel in almost every way Enlarge / With an orange and blue color scheme to boot... If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarely at the usurious heart of Intel. It's an olive branch to a part of the PC market stung by years of inflated prices, sluggish performance gain
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Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforestsA study 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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Science | The Guardian

Just say 'know' to drugs: can testing facilities make festivals safer? Drug testing is increasingly becoming part of UK festivals and clubs. Could it be an effective way to change behaviour and reduce the harmful effects of drugs? For the first time, people going to BoomTown this weekend will be able to find out what’s in the drugs they plan to take, by getting them tested by non-profit organisation The Loop . Front of house drugs safety testing, or Multi Agency Saf
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Crazy Rumors About the Cast of Sony's Venom Movie Looks like another familiar face is in Thor: Ragnarok . The porgs strike back in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi pictures. Westworld casts some suitably mysterious new roles. Yes, the 2016 election will still play a part in American Horror Story: Cult . Plus, new footage from Channel Zero ’s second season. Spoilers now! Venom Variety reports Riz Ahmed is in talks to play a “major”, though currently
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Hibernating control cells or why inflammations become chronicRheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone. This process does not cease spontaneously. A research team headed by Dr. Andreas Ramming at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has now managed to identify an immune system cell typ
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USB connections make snooping easyUSB connections, the most common interface used globally to connect external devices to computers, are vulnerable to information 'leakage,' making them even less secure than has been thought, Australian research has shown.
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Plants love microbes -- and so do farmersThe Australian Sunshine Coast's plant diversity has helped University of Queensland researchers confirm that nurture has the upper hand -- at least when it comes to plant microbes.Australian Centre for Ecogenomics director Professor Phil Hugenholtz said a study of microbial communities necessary for plant development, led by UQ's Yun Kit Yeoh, could improve crop and plant yields.
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Portland State laser mapping project shows global warming effects in AntarcticaPortland State University researchers and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have publically released high-resolution maps of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique Antarctic polar desert.
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Engineers find better way to detect nanoparticlesAn engineering team from Washington University in St. Louis has made major strides recently in the study and manipulation of light. The team's most recent discovery of the sensing capability of microresonators could have impacts in the creation of biomedical devices, electronics and biohazard detection devices.
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Supporting women's autonomy in prenatal testingEarly, noninvasive prenatal genetic testing promises substantial benefits to patients, but also raises ethical concerns. Hastings Center research scholar Josephine Johnston and co-authors propose policies and practices to support free and informed decisions about testing in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Johnston discusses the recommendations in the journal's podcast.
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Forecasting Outbreaks—1 Image at a TimeUsing satellites to better understand how diseases spread -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Map the Circuits That Define UsNeuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviors, but even the simplest networks defy understanding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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From What to Whom? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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No, North Korea (probably) won’t nuke the US territory of GuamDespite the bluster, Kim-Jong-un’s North Korea is unlikely to want war. It’s time to treat the country like a nuclear power and resume diplomatic talks
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Growing a startup with a big impact from a tiny fungusEntrepreneur Tyler Huggins grew up in rural Montana in a family of loggers and miners. But he wanted to have a larger impact on society as a whole, so he decided to launch a startup. He looked at many options, but they just didn't have the impact he craved.
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Chinese team sends quantum keys to ground stations and teleports ground to satellite signals(Phys.org)—Two Chinese teams working with quantum encryption and entanglement have achieved two more goals toward building a quantum space-based communication network. In the first experiment, one team succeeded in sending quantum keys from a satellite to two ground stations. In the second, another team sent entangled photons from the ground to a satellite. Both teams were made up of researchers f
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A Novel Form of Gene Therapy Can Treat Diabetes With Genetically Modified Skin Transplants “The human skin is a promising conduit for genetic engineering, as it is the largest and most accessible organ.” Read More
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How bone loss drugs can actually cause fractures New research offers a couple of possible explanations for why bisphosphonates—drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, and Reclast—can leave users more vulnerable to a rare but serious form of bone fracture. These drugs do, however, combat bone loss and fragility fractures in millions of osteoporosis patients for whom a fracture could be debilitating, even life-threatening. “Because of the changing demographi
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The structural mystery of scandium fluoride illustratedWhoever said rules were made to be broken wasn't a physicist. When something doesn't act the way you think it should, either the rules are wrong, or there's new physics to be discovered. Which is exactly what UConn's Connor Occhialini, a senior honors student majoring in physics and math, found when he began researching scandium fluoride.
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A role for algae to combat future food scarcityBorrowing from Al Gore, it may be an "inconvenient truth" but the world is facing two massive global challenges – food and energy security.
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Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It You’ve probably seen the Watson commercials, where what looks like a sentient box interacts with celebrities like Bob Dylan , Carrie Fisher , and Serena Williams ; or doctors ; or a young cancer survivor. Maybe you caught the IBM artificial intelligence technology’s appearance in H&R Block’s Super Bowl commercial starring Jon Hamm . “It is one of the most powerful tools our species has created. I
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US Men's Condom Use Is on the RiseMore than one-third of adult men in the United States now say they use condoms during sex.
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'Nastiest' Jurassic Croc Named for Motorhead's LemmyScientists have named a species of Jurassic crocodile after Motörhead's deceased frontman, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister.
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e-Boks: Vi fjerner aldrig indhold uden at informere brugerne Tilbagekaldelsen af lønsedler i e-Boks har rejst en rejst en intensiv læserdebat. Her giver e-Boks' kommunikationschef svar på nogle af indvendingerne. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/e-boks-ideen-log-vil-vi-gerne-tage-med-vores-overvejelser-1078977 Version2
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Global research collaboration seeks water shortage solutionsTaiwan has faced water shortages for decades – and the Chicago area may face them within the next 20 years as aquifer levels for well water drop while Great Lakes water use is limited by an interstate compact.
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Computer 'anthropologists' study global fashionEach day billions of photographs are uploaded to photo-sharing services and social media platforms, and Cornell computer science researchers are figuring out ways to analyze this visual treasure trove through deep-learning methods.
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Plants love microbes – and so do farmersThe Sunshine Coast's plant diversity has helped University of Queensland researchers confirm that nurture has the upper hand – at least when it comes to plant microbes.
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New study tracks nonnative plant species in timing of grassland green-upGradual changes to when grassland plants turn green in the spring and fade in the fall, widely attributed to climate change, may arise due to different factors than previously thought, according to new research from an Iowa State University scientist.
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Image: Solar evaporation ponds near Moab, UtahAn astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of solar evaporation ponds outside the city of Moab, Utah. There are 23 colorful ponds spread across 400 acres. They are part of a large operation to mine potassium chloride—more commonly referred to as muriate of potash (MOP)—from ore buried underground. MOP is in high demand as fertilizer because there are no easy substitut
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NASA selects proposals to study galaxies, stars, planetsNASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.
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A portable DNA sequencer enables researchers to monitor the evolution of Zika virusArticle in Nature describing the analysis of 54 new whole genomes suggests that Zika virus arrived in Brazil in February 2014 and spread silently through the Americas for at least a year.
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Skin transplants could treat diabetes and obesity Skin transplantation could be an effective way to deliver gene therapy to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, new research in mice suggests. The technique could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to treat many human diseases. “We think this can provide a long-term safe option for the treatment of many diseases…” “We resolved some technical hurdles and designed a mouse-to-mouse skin transp
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New observations of Crab Nebula and Pulsar reveal polarized emissionsNew observations of polarised X-rays from the Crab Nebula and Pulsar may help explain sudden flares in the Crab’s X-ray intensity, as well as provide new data for modeling – and understanding – the nebula.
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Rheumatoid arthritis risk and noxious airborne agentsNew research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The findings suggest that work-related factors, such as noxious airborne agents, may contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Environmental factors are thought to play a role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by triggering autoimmune reactions in susceptib
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Cassini to begin final five orbits around SaturnNASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
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Novel manufacturing method could lead to massive energy savings, new materialsPenn State researchers have developed a new method for sintering, a widely used manufacturing process for powdered materials. Using far less time and energy than the standard approach, the new method could have global implications on manufacturing and energy savings and pave the way for new discoveries.
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Watch martian clouds scoot, thanks to NASA's CuriosityWispy, early-season clouds resembling Earth's ice-crystal cirrus clouds move across the Martian sky in some new image sequences from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowdsScientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours.
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Old teeth from a rediscovered cave show humans were in Indonesia more than 63,000 years agoModern humans were present in Southeast Asia about 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence published in Nature today.
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Sea urchins—from pest to plateIt is one of the most valued seafood products and destroys kelp forests worth millions of NOK. Can sea urchin harvest be profitable? This is the subject of a project led by the Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA). The project is part of a research program at The Fram Centre in Tromsø.
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Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snapThe Eclipse Megamovie project has released an app that makes it easy for citizen scientists with smart phones to photograph the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and upload the images to the project, a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley, and Google to provide a lasting photo archive for scientists studying the sun's corona.
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New research could show how legendary musicians would play modern musicNew research could reveal how Jimi Hendrix would have played an Ed Sheeran song or how Ray Charles would have performed Lady Gaga tracks.
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Super-light graphene and ceramic metamaterial possesses high strength, other attributesA new featherweight, flame-resistant and super-elastic "metamaterial" has been shown to combine high strength with electrical conductivity and thermal insulation, suggesting potential applications from buildings to aerospace.
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Tracing secondhand opinions across social networksTracking the Twitter updates of a random sample of 300,000 active users over the course of a month reveals that this particular corner of social media and social networking is not quite as equitable and democratic as popular perception might have us believe. Indeed, the research published in the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising reveals that there is a two-step flow of in
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Moon to spoil meteor show: astronomersA bright Moon will outshine the annual Perseids meteor shower, which will peak Saturday with only a fifth the usual number of shooting stars visible to Earthlings, astronomers say.
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Cholera vaccine gives young kids less protection Cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but provide significantly less protection for children under the age of 5, a population particularly at risk of dying as a result of the disease, a new review shows. The review, which considered seven clinical trials and six observational studies, found that the standard two-dose vaccine regimen reduced the risk of getting cholera on aver
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The Atlantic

The Eclipse as Dark Omen To experience transcendence during a solar eclipse is a privilege of modernity. I know a man who once sailed to a remote island in the South Pacific to see an eclipse, and having caught the bug on that trip, later flew to see another in Svalbard, where local law required him to keep a shotgun handy, lest he end up a warm meal for a polar bear. If I had to compress his field reports from these far
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Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendationConsumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices.
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Live Science

Myths Aside, Eclipses Don't Endanger PregnanciesSuperstitions about pregnancy and the eclipse are based in myth, not fact.
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Ingeniøren

EU vil slukke for gamle fyringsanlæg i 2021Europa-Kommissionen har endeligt vedtaget nye miljøregler for store fyringsanlæg. Det betyder øgede miljøkrav til danske anlæg, der dog ikke ser ud til at blive lukningstruede, ifølge Dansk Energi.
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TV’s Ad Apocalypse Is Getting Closer Disney announced on Tuesday that it will stop selling content to Netflix by 2019 and will instead launch two streaming services —one with sports content from ESPN (which it owns) and another for movies. It is a dramatic announcement with far-reaching implications for the future of television and, pulling back the lens even farther, the U.S. tech and media landscape. Before getting to the future,
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Science | The Guardian

The human cost of the pressures of postdoctoral research A paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements Every scientist knows how difficult it is to get a research paper published; reviewers may take exception to the way a study might have been run, or the way the data are analysed, or how the results have been interpreted. It’s part of the proce
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Giant dinosaur slims down... a bitScientists revise their estimate of the bulk of a colossal titanosaur, but not by much.
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Artificial coastal defences could be used to enhance marine biodiversity, study showsFuture coastal defences, harbours and ports could enhance biodiversity within the marine environment through the use of cement substitutes. But the materials used need to be selected carefully in order that native and non-native species are not adversely affected, a study by the University of Plymouth suggests.
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VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experienceWith the cricket season in full swing, cricket fans can try out their batting skills at home with a virtual reality game developed by Stickee Studios in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bath.
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Successful filming of fastest aurora flickeringAuroras are typically described as slowly shimmering curtains of light illuminating the sky. However, when an explosive aurora known as a breakup occurs, it sometimes leads to a flickering phenomenon. When an aurora flickers, its brightness and motion in some areas change rapidly. This flickering typically oscillates at a .1 second period, which is equivalent to the ion cyclotron frequency of oxyg
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It's Your Last Day To Get a Custom-Tailored Indochino Suit For Just $329 [Exclusive] Indochino Premium Suits , $329 + free shipping, use promo code KINJASUMMER You voted Indochino your favorite custom clothing company by a wide margin, and this week you can dress yourself in one of nearly 40 premium suits for just $329 . Use promo code KINJASUMMER . Note: This sale ends tonight at midnight. That’s the best price Indochino’s offered on this wide a variety of suits, and $20 less th
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Seals given iron oxide orange 'makeover' in Essex coastal mudThe animals were filmed by the Essex Wildlife Trust which says the rust is harmless to them.
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Ars Technica

Investors poured millions into a storage network that doesn’t exist yet (credit: Wikipedia ) A blockchain-based cloud storage technology called Filecoin has already raised $52 million from investors. The company is poised to raise millions more on Thursday when it begins selling units of its bitcoin-like cryptocurrency to a larger set of wealthy investors. Filecoin aims to disrupt conventional cloud-based storage platforms from Amazon and others. If it succeeds, the
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Mega-Tsunami Could Be Triggered by an Alaska QuakeResearchers have found tectonic features on the ocean floor off the Alaska coast similar to those that drove the 2011 earthquake in Japan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Preserving the Right to Cognitive LibertyA new type of brain-imaging technology could expose—even change—our private thoughts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here's What the Last Common Ancestor of Apes and Humans Looked LikeThe most complete extinct-ape skull ever found reveals what the last common ancestor of all living apes and humans might have looked like, according to a new study.
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Fireworks on a pinhead as electrons enable colours in 100 000 pixels per inchThe image is on a canvas as wide as a human hair, its colours never fade, and they can be edited and erased on demand.
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BASF to restrict use of egg scandal pesticideGerman chemical giant BASF said Thursday it would not reapply for EU authorisation for some uses of pesticide Fipronil, at the heart of a tainted egg scandal that has set member states at odds.
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Hundreds flee as fire rages in southern FranceA forest fire raged in parched southern France on Thursday, forcing 400 campers and residents to flee, firefighters said.
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Everything That Happened in North Korea While You Were Sleeping US Air Force A-10 attack aircraft wait to take off on the runway at the Osan US air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on August 10, 2017 (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP) Did you have a good sleep? No? I don’t blame you. With President Trump and Kim Jong-un both escalating tensions between the two nuclear powers this week it’s tough to sleep soundly, despite what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says . W
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The Atlantic

The Future of a Once-Doomed Law School Earlier this year, it appeared as though the Charlotte School of Law would have to close its doors . The for-profit school, which had long suffered from poor bar-passage rates and long-term employment figures, was placed on probation last November by its accreditor. A month later, the U.S. Education Department announced that it would be refusing the school’s access to federal loan money, likely s
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Ars Technica

Heal thyself: Skin-zapping chip aims to reprogram cells for tissue repair Enlarge (credit: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center ) With a jolt from a tiny chip, humdrum skin cells may transform into medical mavericks. A small electrical pulse blasts open tiny pores in cells and zaps in fragments of DNA or RNA loaded in the chip’s nanochannels. Those genetic deliveries then effectively reprogram the skin cells to act like other types of cells and repair damaged ti
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The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Solar EclipsesData designer Jan Willem Tulp provides a peek behind the scenes, and describes how he developed several visualizations for an article in the August 2017 issue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ny direktør i FADL Erfaren organisationsmand på sundhedsområdet skal blandt andet sikre flere medlemmer til FADL.
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How Your Phone Number Became the Only Username That MattersGuard it with your life, because it is your life.
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Trump's North Korea Nuclear Riffing Creates a Real DangerDonald Trump's loose rhetoric toward nuclear weapons and North Korea could spell major trouble.
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Why Are These Water Buffaloes Covered with Tiny Frogs?Water buffaloes wallowing in the wetlands of northern Turkey are carrying some unlikely passengers on their backs — tiny frogs.
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Live Science

Fire and Fury: How to Survive a Nuclear AttackWhile a nuclear attack by North Korea would be horrific, there are still things emergency responders can to do prepare for such an event.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

50 years ago, steel got stronger and stretchierToday, scientists are still trying to improve steel.
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Maximize Your Odds of Seeing the Great American Solar EclipseData show the U.S. locations that offer the best chances for clear skies and light traffic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other WisdomThe biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Raket-Madsen trækker sig: CS kom først til mølle og må skyde raketten af førstI et blogindlæg overlader Peter Madsen havområdet ud for Bornholm til Copenhagen Suborbitals. Dermed synes striden at være bilagt.
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Viden

To måske beboelige planeter opdaget omkring Solens nære tvillingStjernen Tau Ceti er den nærmeste sollignende stjerne. Nu har astronomer fundet ud af, at to planeter kredser i den helt rigtige afstand fra den.
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Firma vil give brandmænd AR-briller påDen amerikanske virksomhed Motorola Solutions arbejder på at implementere augmented reality i deres tilbud til beredskaber.
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The Atlantic

The Very Human Return of Kesha To use the language likely heard in music-industry boardrooms circa 2010, around the time of the great female pop-superstar boom, Kesha once benefitted from strong market differentiation. She wasn’t the cryptic alien provocateur Lady Gaga; she wasn’t the coy Betty Boop update Katy Perry; she wasn’t the unflappable fashion assassin Rihanna. She was the glorious, superheroic epitome of a very famil
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The Atlantic

The Weakness of Trump's Plan to Fight Opioids When voters elected Donald Trump, they knew that he lacked governing experience. But many felt an outsider was needed to shake up a failed status quo. The calculation was especially understandable for folks hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. Under the status quo, they saw addiction and death ravaging their communities. Why wouldn’t they favor radical change ? But President Trump hasn’t brought a
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The Atlantic

When Prisoners Are a 'Revenue Opportunity' A new 384-bed jail opened in Lancaster, Ohio, earlier this summer . The building, which serves Fairfield County, replaces three smaller, antiquated facilities with a single modern one. The jail has high-tech security gadgetry, up-to-date living areas, and a controversial innovation that in recent years has spread across the country: video visitation. Video visitation is a system in which visitors
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»Helt ekstraordinært« fjerner e-Boks 2.046 fejlleverede lønsedler Efter mandagens it-fejl griber e-Boks nu ind. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/helt-ekstraordinaert-fjerner-e-boks-2046-fejlleverede-loensedler-1078968 Version2
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Dansk forskningssucces: Kan se reaktioner inde i batterier - mens de er i brugDTU Energi har fundet en ny metode til at studere de elektrokemiske reaktioner, der finder sted inde i batterier, mens de sker. Forskerne mener, at de nye observationsmuligheder kan være med til at gøre fremtidens batterier mere sikre og holdbare.
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Cannibals engraved bones of the deadThe prehistoric cannibals of southern England marked up the bones of the people they ate.
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As Eclipse Madness Sweeps U.S., A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors. (Image credit: Christian Heeb/Getty Images)
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Consistent backswing crucial in helping sportspeople produce optimum resultsResearch by the University of Plymouth and the Technical University of Munich, published in Scientific Reports, has shown that golfers and tennis players who perfect a consistent backswing when learning the sport can achieve results quicker than those who don't.
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Scientists report first data transmission through terahertz multiplexerResearchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today's fastest cellular data networks.
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For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefrontMicrobes that produce important secretions for use in a community suffer a blow to their own fitness for supplying the non-producing 'cheater' bacteria -- but only when production requires the same nutrients that would otherwise go into growth and biomass.
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Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fishIncreased noise pollution in the oceans is confusing fish and compromising their ability to recognise and avoid predators.
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The Atlantic

Trump's Immigration Agenda Makes a Fundamental Miscalculation Updated at 1:14 p.m. ET Like many of President Trump’s policies, the White House’s recent embrace of a plan to cut legal immigration in half rests on a fundamental misunderstanding of the economic relationship between “the brown and the gray.” That’s the phrase I’ve applied to America’s increasingly diverse younger generations and its predominantly white older population. Today, kids of color rep
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The Atlantic

These Scientists Took Over a Computer by Encoding Malware in DNA DNA is fundamentally a way of storing information. Usually, it encodes instructions for making living things—but it can be conscripted for other purposes. Scientists have used DNA to store books, recordings, GIFs, and even an Amazon gift card. And now, for the first time , researchers from the University of Washington have managed to take over a computer by encoding a malicious program in DNA. St
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The Atlantic

How Trump's Travel Ban Broke With the Principles of Conservatism In December 2015, Donald Trump called for a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States. I found the act to be so morally repugnant and un-American that I issued a statement on Twitter: “Just when you think @realDonaldTrump can stoop no lower, he does. These views do not reflect serious thought.” Then my family and I attended afternoon prayers at the Islamic Center of the North East Valley
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Dagens Medicin

Influenza kan måske forstærke virkningen fra immunterapiEt stort forskningsprojekt skal undersøge om immunterapi virker bedre på kræftpatienter, der har haft influenza eller andre virussygdomme.
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Patientjournaler må ikke sendes med almindelig e-mailBeder en patient om sin journal, må den ikke sendes i en ukrypteret email.
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Dagens Medicin

KRIS udvider anbefaling af DarzalexDarzalex rykker op som andenlinjebehandling til patienter med myelomatose i ny anbefaling fra KRIS.
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For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefrontIf you've got plenty of burgers and beers on hand and your own stomach is full, an uninvited guest at your neighborhood barbecue won't put much strain on you.
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Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fishResearchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of piling and drilling sounds made during the construction of offshore structures.
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First data transmission through terahertz multiplexer reportedMultiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel, is a fundamental feature of any voice or data communication system. An international research team has demonstrated for the first time a method for multiplexing data carried on terahertz waves, high-frequency radiation that may enable the next generation of ultra-high bandwidth wireless networks.
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This is why the first CRISPR baby won’t be born in the USHopes are high that gene editing embryos can ease inherited disease. The first such babies are likely within five years, but not in the US, says Jim Kozubek
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The Atlantic

Should the Democratic Party Reject Pro-Life Candidates? During the 2016 election, the Democratic Party endorsed an end to a longstanding ban on federal funding for abortion—one aspect of a platform that NARAL Pro-Choice America praised as “the best ever for reproductive freedom.” After President Trump’s election, the Women’s March, which advocated for access to abortion, galvanized the party’s base. Now, however, the party is facing criticism from som
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The Atlantic

The Legacy of a Century-Old War Is Reshaping Power in the Pacific On Monday, on the sidelines of a diplomatic summit in Manila, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Malacañan. The white Spanish colonial palace on the banks of the Pasig River has survived earthquakes, typhoons, fires, riots, and the thoroughly devastating U.S. bombing of the capital during World War II. These days, the turmoil comes mostly from the inside, thanks to its current occupant,
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Dine søskendes køn påvirker dit valg af uddannelseNy forskning fra Økonomisk Institut viser, at førstefødte piger, som er vokset op...
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Dagens Medicin

Både Keytruda og Opdivo kan bruges i behandling af lymfekræftDanske kræftlæger kan bruge Keytruda til behandling af Hodgkins lymfom. Effekten er på niveau med Opdivo, som KRIS tidligere har anbefalet.
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Dagens Medicin

Sygehuset i Gødstrup skal have et ’trendy’ navn Et brandingbureau har været med til at finde det nye navn på det kommende hospital i Gødstrup – et navn, som regionens forretningsudvalg skal godkende på tirsdag.
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Ingeniøren

FDM fraråder bilejere at tage imod NOx-opdateringFør de får garanti mod forringelser af bilens køreevne, vil FDM ikke anbefale danske bilejere at tage imod tilbud fra bilproducenter, der lover lavere NOx-udledning.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social mediaAn emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people's free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaursFossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, are discovered in China.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safeOne day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.
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Science | The Guardian

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programme In 1996, William Robichaud spent three weeks with Martha before she died. Robichaud studied Martha – a beautiful, enigmatic, shy saola – with a scientist’s eye but also fell under the gracile animal’s spell as she ate out of his hand and allowed herself to be stroked. Captured by local hunters, Martha spent those
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Exposure to oil sends birds off courseEven light exposure to oil from disasters like the Deep Water Horizon oil spill makes flying more difficult for birds.
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End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in IndiaThe unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday hold their final manual exams.
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Franklin strengthens to hurricane in Mexico: NHCTropical storm Franklin strengthened to a category-one hurricane as it raged towards Mexico for a second assault on Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Center said.
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Dagens Medicin

Overlæge skal styrke kvaliteten i dansk kræftbehandling Henriette Lipczak bliver sekretariatslæge i nyt centralt sekretariat, som Regionernes Kliniske Kvalitetsudviklingsprogram og Danske Multidisciplinære Cancer Grupper har etableret.
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Ingeniøren

Trods oprustning på værkstedet: IC4 er stadig DSB’s ustabile bundskraberDSB droppede sidste år alle overflødige forbedringer af IC4 og satte alt ind på at forbedre togets driftsstabilitet, men udviklingen er gået den modsatte vej. IC4 er stadig hjemsøgt af de samme problemer med døre og motorer, som det var ved leveringen i 2009.
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China reports no major collapses following powerful quakeChinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 19 people.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacyThe Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered.
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rulesA group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowlyEfforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Science | The Guardian

It was all yellow: did digitalis affect the way Van Gogh saw the world? Extracted from foxgloves, digitalis was once used as a treatment for epilepsy. Could a side effect have triggered the artist’s “yellow period”? It was recently the 127th anniversary of the tragic death of Vincent van Gogh . His short life came to an untimely end two days after he shot himself in the chest; he had experienced mental health issues through much of his life. In the absence of a defin
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Dagens Medicin

Mef Christina Nilbert ny forskningschef i Kræftens Bekæmpelse Jørgen H. Olsen gik i sommer på pension efter 36 år i Kræftens Bekæmpelse. Ny forskningschef er fra Sverige.
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Ingeniøren

Spark gang i kreativiteten: Tre måder til at få gode ideer på arbejdspladsen Nytænkning er afgørende for både ingeniør- og it-virksomheder. Derfor leverer Jobfinder tre ideer til at løfte kreativiteten på kontoret. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/spark-gang-kreativiteten-tre-maader-at-fremme-innovative-tanker-paa-arbejdspladsen-9412 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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The Atlantic

North Korea Answers Trump's Vague Threats With Specific Ones President Trump seemed to draw a red line Tuesday when he warned North Korea that continued threats against the United States would be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The next day, North Korea crossed it. Or at least it announced, in unusually specific terms, how it could. The country’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday night issued a statement that
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Ingeniøren

Populær parkerings-app forsøgt hacket: Gik efter brugerdata Alle brugere af parkeringstjenesten ParkMan har fået skiftet kodeord. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/populaer-parkerings-app-forsoegt-hacket-gik-efter-brugerdata-1078944 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Pia Gjellerup: Vi skal have suset tilbage i de offentlige it-projekter Politikerne har påtaget sig et stort ansvar for at få styr på de offentlige it-projekter, mener leder i Center for Offentlige Innovation - men det er også nødvendigt at få rettet op på projekternes blakkede ry. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/pia-gjellerup-vi-skal-have-suset-tilbage-de-offentlige-it-projekter-1078905 Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kidsFollowing the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US, thus saving an estimated $1.2 billion in direct medical costs. The estimates, from a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, provide additional eviden
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Live Science

Franklin Becomes First Atlantic Hurricane of the SeasonFranklin, a storm that has been churning off the southwest coast of Mexico, has become the Atlantic's first hurricane of the season.
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Gizmodo

These Climate Scientists Think House Science Chair Lamar Smith Has No Idea What He's Talking About Photo: AP Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican chair of the House Science Committee who also happens to believe global warming might actually be a really good thing , flew off the hook this week. The cause? The New York Times publicized a draft version of a federal scientific report which climate scientists worry Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to suppress or doctor . In a statement
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Efforts to reduce pollution from agriculture paying off slowlyEfforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritisNew research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
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Spain is one of the countries where more heatwaves are recorded annuallySpain has been hit by several record-breaking heatwaves this summer. In fact, Spain is one of the regions in the world where more heatwaves are recorded every year, and their effects indicate a rise in the risk of mortality of between 10 and 20 percent during these extremely hot periods. This is one of the conclusions which can be gleaned from an international study in which the Spanish National R
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DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risksA new study analyzing the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field. In a scientific first, the UW team also demonstrated it is possible to compromise a computer system with a malicious computer code stored in synthetic DNA.
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Parents of premature babies as happy as other parents by adulthoodParents of very premature or very low birth weight babies have the same life satisfaction as parents of full-term babies, when their children reach adulthood- according to new research by the University of Warwick.
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Ultrasound-triggered liposomes for on-demand, local anesthesiaResearchers at Boston Children's Hospital have found a new way to non-invasively relieve pain at local sites in the body; such systems could one day improve pain management by replacing addictive opioids and short-lasting local anesthetics.
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Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AIBy collecting medical knowledge in a superintelligent AI, your GP can order tests or prescribe medications they’d normally outsource.
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Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNAResearchers planted a working hacker exploit in a physical strand of DNA.
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Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNAMalware can be encoded into a gene and used to take over a computer program.
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Gizmodo

A Very Cute and Very Literal Short About the Undeniable Spark of Attraction Image: Vimeo In Ashley Anderson and Jacob Mann’s animated short, Extinguished , love is represented literally—as a flame right where a person’s heart beats in his or her chest. A dejected young man’s fire goes out, until a pretty new neighbor moves in. Can he play it cool or will his, ah, burning attraction get the better of him? It’s a simple concept, but the characters are so endearing you can’
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Ingeniøren

Skatteministeriet: Drop afgifter på el og varme, og læg ens afgift på fossile brændslerDagens energiafgifter er skævvridende, virker ikke efter hensigten og er alt for dyre for samfundet. Sådan lyder den hårde kritik i Skatteministeriets nye faglige rapport om energiafgifter.
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Gizmodo

Eric Bolling Sues Reporter Yashar Ali for $50 Million for Revealing His Alleged Unsolicited Dick Pic Habit Alleged dick pic sender Eric Bolling. Photo: AP Fox News host Eric Bolling is very, very angry at Yashar Ali, the Huffington Post freelancer who last week reported Bolling “sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.” So angry he is suing Ali for $50 million. According to Ali’s report, the female colleagues
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Tesla Is Looking to Test Self-Driving, Electric Trucks With No Driver On Board
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Live Science

What is Biology?Biology is the science of life. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms.
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Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: StudyA small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.
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Gizmodo

Elon Musk Once Fired His Assistant Of 12 Years For Wanting A Raise Photo via AP Images Elon Musk is a busy billionaire who you might imagine has a lot of people working for him to keep all of his various projects afloat, but Business Insider brought up an anecdote from a biography of Musk today about how he once fired his long-time assistant for asking for a raise. And that’s not all! Look, obviously being the super rich guy behind some of the most influential A
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Gizmodo

Facebook's New Watch Tab Does Not Look Like a YouTube Killer at All Image: Facebook On Wednesday, Facebook announced the rollout of Watch, what it is calling “a new platform for shows on Facebook.” It’s yet another foray by the social media company from the business of distributing other people’s content into producing and licensing its own, and differs from its existing video content in that it looks a lot like Netflix or YouTube’s apps. Watch content will be “p
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Science : NPR

Hurricane Franklin, First Of Atlantic Season, Barrels Toward Mexico's Coast The storm is expected to make landfall north of Veracruz, where it could dump as much as 15 inches of rain, causing "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides." (Image credit: Felix Marquez/AP)
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Gizmodo

This Rubbermaid Food Storage System Is One Of Our All-Time Top Sellers, And Only $17 Today Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set, 42 Piece , $17 If you’ve ever spent more than 5 seconds sorting through your mismatched food containers to find the right lid, it’s time to throw them all out and upgrade to the uber-popular Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid system . These containers come in six different sizes, and yet you only have to deal with three different lids, making it much easier to fin
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Gizmodo

We're Extremely Curious About Star Wars' Newest Alien Creatures, the Caretakers Image: Entertainment Weekly The Star Wars universe is so filled with aliens that learning about a new one isn’t always a big deal. But a new species from The Last Jedi was just revealed and we have a feeling there’s something special about them. Entertainment Weekly revealed that a new race of aliens referred to as the Caretakers will join Luke Skywalker ( and the Porgs ) as residents of Ahch-To.
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Popular Science

Build a backyard theater that's better than the local cinema Gadgets Make your backyard theater as Regal as an AMC 12 items—from projector to popcorn—to make your own backyard movie theater as Regal as an AMC.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforestsA study by the University of Liverpool 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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Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear programDespite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century.
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GM's Cruise Launches Self-Driving Car Service for EmployeesThe San Francisco-based outfit will see how its autonomous vehicles handle real live customers.
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Electrofishing: Saviour of the sea or fracking of the oceans?A controversial new fishing technique is being tested in the Netherlands using electric pulses.
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New Scientist - News

Tethered satellites could see the moon’s weird swirls up closeThe moon has bright coils of dust we can’t study without getting up close. A NASA proposal would send two satellites tied together to dangle over the surface
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear programDespite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century.
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Gizmodo

Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Buffalo Bills | Jezebel Former Hollywood Assistant Posts Sexist E Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2017: Buffalo Bills | Jezebel Former Hollywood Assistant Posts Sexist Emails She Says She Got From Her Boss | The Root Everything White People Think About Affirmative Action Is Wrong | Splinter Why Did Politicon Make Me Want To Die? |
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Science : NPR

47 Hospitals Slashed Their Use Of 2 Key Heart Drugs After Huge Price Hikes These two older drugs, nitroprusside and isoproterenol, are frequently used in emergency and intensive care situations and have no direct alternatives, say cardiologists. (Image credit: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Ars Technica

Reuters: Tesla looking to start testing autonomous semi in “platoon” formation Enlarge (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in April that the company is working on pushing a long-haul electric semi truck to market, which is set to be formally revealed in September. Now, Reuters has viewed e-mail correspondence between Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles that indicate that the company has discussed testing semi trucks
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Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go TravelingTo chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats.
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Gizmodo

There Is No Longer A ‘Best’ Time To Play A Video Game Illustration by Angelica Alzona That game you bought last month isn’t the same game today. It’s almost certainly been patched, updated, rebalanced, and tweaked. The original version is shrinking from view as it washes downriver. But is it better now? Truer? Should you have played more of it back when you bought it, or waited? Most modern video games exist in a constant state of flux. That include
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Science : NPR

Belgian And Dutch Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though? That question is now a matter of international discord. (Image credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: The Fallout of Fire and Fury What We’re Following Mixed Messages: North Korea said it was considering using intermediate-range missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam last night, shortly after President Trump promised to respond to threats from the country with “fire and fury.” It turns out those remarks were improvised , and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied there was “any imminent threat” of a North Korean conflict.
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Hepatitis A vaccination for Alaskan children has wiped out the virusA comprehensive hepatitis A vaccination program established in Alaska in the 1990s, which became a requirement for school entry in 2001, has virtually wiped out the virus in the native peoples of Alaska, where it had been endemic. Data from the program is being presented at this year's World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
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Study shows universal vaccination has wiped out hepatitis B and associated liver cancer in Alaska's young peopleUpdated research presented at this year's World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, shows that the universal hepatitis B vaccination program introduced for all newborn Alaskan children in the 1980s has wiped out hepatitis B infection and liver cancer cases associated with the infection.
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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, an expert 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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Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseasesScientists 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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Effects of increased inflammatory markers during pregnancyResearchers have shown that increased levels of inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development.
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic News Update: Mark Bowden on North Korea Given new revelations about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities —and harsh rhetoric from President Trump —Jeffrey Goldberg and Matt Thompson talk with Mark Bowden, the author of The Atlantic ’s July/August cover story on how to deal with North Korea . In that story, Bowden laid out the four options a U.S. administration has for handling North Korea’s nuclear ambitions—trying to prevent its progres
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Live Science

El Nino's Absence May Fuel a Stormy Hurricane SeasonThis year's hurricane season is likely to be more active than usual, thanks to an absent El Niño and warmer tropical Atlantic Ocean waters.
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Gizmodo

FOIA: Fired Google Employee's Labor Complaint Against Alphabet Alleges a Week of 'Threatening Employees' As reported yesterday by Recode , former Google engineer James A Damore filed a complaint against the search giant’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., with the National Labor Relations Board. Parts of that complaint have been given to Gizmodo through a Freedom of Information Act request and are available to read in full (excepting NLRB redactions) below. Damore was the author of a 10-page manifesto,
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Would You Skin A Rotting Deer Carcass For A Pair Of Shoes? | Naked and Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Thursdays at 9p Scott skins a deer carcass covered in files and decides to use some of the hide to make some sturdy shoe material. 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 T
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Landscapes give latitude to 2-D material designersResearchers predict and experimentally confirm that two-dimensional materials grown onto a cone allows control over where defects appear. These defects, called grain boundaries, can be used to enhance the materials' electronic, mechanical, catalytic and optical properties.
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Researchers advise caution about recent US advice on aggressively lowering blood pressureMedical researchers 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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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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Spying on malaria parasites at -196 CelsiusBy combining two advanced microscope techniques scientists have 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 over 400,000 lives each year, a majority of whom are infants.
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First circuit map of brain's learning and memory centerA significant development in understanding the brain: Scientists have, for the first time ever described the mushroom body connectome within the brain of fly larvae (Drosophila melanogaster) -- the circuit diagram of nerve cells.
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Reducing risk of gut bacterial infections with next-generation probiotic?In laboratory-grown bacterial communities, the co-administration of probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri and glycerol selectively killed C. difficile.
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Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmiumThrough a five-year observational study, researchers 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 prevent the fourth most common cancer in women.
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Gizmodo

Report: Monsanto Edited 'Independent' Roundup Herbicide Safety Reviews Image: AP You’d probably be uneasy if you heard that your food had been sprayed with something meant to kill other plants. Maybe you’d be even more uneasy if the WHO released a report saying the chemical was a potential carcinogen, but wasn’t certain. If an independent review of the data found the herbicide was safe, you might be able to sleep at night. In this case, though, emails reveal that th
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic Bonus Episode: Mark Bowden Reacts to North Korea Escalation, President Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric On a special bonus episode of Radio Atlantic , Mark Bowden , author of The Atlantic’s July/August issue cover story, “ How to Deal with North Korea ,” weighs in on North Korea’s escalating weapons program and the recent bellicose rhetoric of President Trump. The bonus episode is available for download now, hosted by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic’s editor in chief, and Matt Thompson, executive ed
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Man’s Home Is His Manafort Today in 5 Lines Tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to escalate on Wednesday: President Trump said on Twitter that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is “stronger and more powerful than ever before,” and Defense Secretary James Mattis warned that Pyongyang’s actions could lead to “the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson struck a d
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Interest in science classes is contagious, study showsExcitement is contagious in a science classroom and could lead to greater interest in science careers, a new study has found.
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Gizmodo

Creator of Android Swears His New Phone Actually Exists Andy Rubin, the guy who created Android before leaving Google in 2014 to open a bakery (among other things), swears his upcoming phone is real and has been tweeting out pics to prove it. Image: Essential The Essential Phone is a $699 device Rubin envisioned as “bringing real passion and craftsmanship back into [smartphones].” It was originally supposed to launch in June, but after lengthy delays,
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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here's Why When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference. But tracking your yellowfin to the spot it was caught may be tricky. (Image credit: Tigeryan/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Federal regulators investigating Range Rover doorsFederal regulators are investigating whether a 2015 recall of Range Rovers fixed the problem of their doors opening while driving.
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Walmart tests app that lets shoppers skip checkout linesWalmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones.
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Research to advance disease therapies, understand cosmic rays among cargo headed to space stationThe SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is targeted for launch August 14 from Kennedy Space Center for its twelfth commercial resupply (CRS-12) mission to the International Space Station.
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Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal spaceMost of us have had the experience of backing away when someone has stepped inside the bounds of our personal space. But, until now, little has been understood about the mechanisms that allow us to determine when someone is "too near" or "too far".
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HR startups helping companies engage workers, avoid workplace issuesAmy Errett wanted to gauge employee happiness at her e-commerce startup, but surveys weren't working. Responses were often vague, unhelpful or, worse, deceitful. And even if she promised anonymity, some workers didn't trust the process.
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Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving carsSilicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye.
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Use of common heart drugs dropped after price increases, Cleveland Clinic study findsFollowing major price increases, the use of two cardiac medications -- nitroprusside and isoproterenol -- decreased by one-half and one-third between 2012 and 2015, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published in the Aug. 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine as a Letter to the Editor.
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Gizmodo

YouTube Stars Who Met With Feds to 'Grow' Trump-Themed Business Were Paid by Trump Campaign Screenshot: YouTube A pair of familiar faces from the 2016 campaign trail randomly popped up on the US Commerce Department’s Twitter account Monday afternoon. But by Tuesday morning they were gone. YouTube stars Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson—better known as “Diamond” and “Silk,” respectively—were invited to the Commerce Department’s headquarters this week, apparently to discuss ways i
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The Atlantic

Trump's Dangerous Love of Improvisation Trains have long been a staple of Donald Trump’s iconography. Trane , less so. But the recent North Korea crisis provides a moment to consider the parallels between John Coltrane, the iconic tenor saxophonist who died 50 years ago this summer, and the 45th president. Trump and Coltrane both began their careers in fairly traditional ways, and each got more esoteric as they got older, producing wha
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Gizmodo

How to Watch the Best Night Sky Fireball Show of the Year This Weekend Photo: Getty On Sunday, Daenarys and her dragons will be burning everything to ground on Game of Thrones. But the best fire show this weekend will actually be happening in real life, in the sky, no HBO password required. All you have to do is look up. Seriously, though, whoever is using my family’s ShowTime account to watch The Bratz Movie: show yourself, coward. Advertisement This weekend, betwe
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Popular Science

Does drinking hot liquids on a hot day actually cool you off? Ask Us Anything Yes, technically, but not nearly enough. When it's boiling out, should you reach for an iced tea, or a nice hot cuppa? It turns out, the old wives' tale might have some support, but not quite enough.
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Cancer Blood Tests Score Early SuccessHong Kong doctors, led by researcher Dennis Lo, show that liquid biopsy tests can spot cancer early.
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Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal spaceUntil now, little has been understood about the mechanisms that allow us to determine when someone is 'too near' our personal space or too far away. A biologist has found dopamine levels in fruit flies can give us clues into humans' need for personal space.
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People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probationEach year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study now offers a solution.
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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. Researchers have now developed standards for the minimum metadata to be supplied with single amplified genomes and metagenome-assembled genomes s
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Exposure to antimicrobials during development may cause irreversible outcomesExposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, can transfer from mother to offspring and interfere with lipid metabolism, new research shows.
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Ancient pottery reveals insights on Iroquoian population's power in 16th centuryAn innovative study demonstrates how decorations on ancient pottery can be used to discover new evidence for how groups interacted across large regions.
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Environmental policy, pollution and economic growthAir pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization, new research shows.
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Researchers look to improve detection of skin cancer lacking pigment melaninKey features linked to amelanotic melanoma, a form of skin cancer that lacks the brown or black color that stems from the pigment melanin, have been identified by a team of researchers.
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You Can Get a Giant Inflatable Trump Chicken of Your Own on eBay Photo: AP People started freaking out on Wednesday afternoon when a giant inflatable chicken resembling Donald Trump appeared outside the White House. A local Fox affiliate even covered the event live . What the heck is happening? It wasn’t immediately clear how the sassy balloon ended up near some of the most highly protected air space in the country. It was, however, immediately clear that some
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Trump Claims To Have Modernized The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that he modernized the U.S. nuclear arsenal as his first act in office. But others question that claim. NPR takes a closer look at America's nuclear capabilities.
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Ahead Of Solar Eclipse, Small Town Prepares For Light Among The Darkness When the total solar eclipse crosses North America next month, one city will be dark for the longest time. Hopkinsville, Ky., is a small town making big preparations for the big event.
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Moon’s magnetic field lasted twice as long as we thought it didLunar rock shows the moon’s magnetic field lasted a billion years longer than we thought, which may help us understand how planets keep their protective fields
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First 'Winged' Mammals Lived Alongside Dinosaurs 160 Million Years AgoDuring the dinosaur age, two types of furry, long-limbed and long-fingered creatures flew through the air, using their squirrel-like skin to glide from tree to tree, according to two new studies.
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Industry to play critical role in funding neurosurgery researchWith federal funding increasingly restricted, industry will play a critical role in funding neurosurgery research, according to a report by three prominent neurosurgeons in the journal World Neurosurgery.
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Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal spaceUntil now, little has been understood about the mechanisms that allow us to determine when someone is 'too near' our personal space or too far away. A Western University biologist has found dopamine levels in fruit flies can give us clues into humans' need for personal space.
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1 in 12 doctors accepts payment from pharmaceutical companies related to opioidsOne in twelve physicians -- and nearly one in five family medicine physicians -- accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids, according to a new study out of Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine.
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Men, not women, may be having fewer strokesThe overall rate of stroke in the United States has been declining in recent years and while that has been good news, a new study suggests it may be primarily good news for men. The research, published in the Aug. 9, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that while the stroke rate for men declined during the study period, for women it rem
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Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in lifeChildren from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighborhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls, which in middle-aged and older adults has been associated with higher risk for heart attack and stroke. The socioeconomic position of a child's family was more strongly associated with thicker carotid artery walls than living in a disadvantaged neighborhood.
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Women in Countries With More Gender Equality Have Better Cognitive Health A new study finds that cognitive functioning of women is affected by gender-role attitudes within their country. Read More
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Mitch McConnell, Under Siege These are not easy times for Mitch McConnell. The Senate majority leader’s failure to pass health-care legislation last month not only dashed the Republican dream of repealing the Affordable Care Act, but it exposed the fragility of his reputation as a brilliant tactician who could keep his caucus in line. McConnell is now under attack on multiple fronts. He has had to resist pressure from Presid
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When Words Risk Provoking War In 1949, the United States withdrew its military forces from the Korean Peninsula. Secretary of State Dean Acheson then gave an important speech defining American national-security interests—which notably excluded Korea. Today, few people recall the military retrenchment by the Truman administration, which sent a powerful signal that America was narrowing its scope of action. It’s not the drawing
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Photos: These Mammal Ancestors Glided from Jurassic TreesLong before there were flying squirrels, ancient mammal-like animals glided from tree to tree.
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Reaction time variation may be a marker that predicts mortality in old ageA common indicator of neurobiological disturbance among the elderly may also be associated with mortality, according to a new study.
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The color of people's clothing affects lizard escape behaviorThe color of T-shirts people wear affects escape behavior in western fence lizards, according to a new study.
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Human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritualHuman bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual during the Paleolithic period, according to a new study.
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Smart windows that go from clear to dark in under a minuteEngineers 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.
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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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This smart window uses electricity to quickly change from clear to dark Technology Bright news. New technology for smart windows, described today in the journal Joule , might actually be an intelligent idea. Read on.
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Rare Wildfires Burning in Greenland Seen from SpaceToday marks day 10 since the blaze was first detected by instruments aboard NASA satellites.
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Study shows how food preservatives may disrupt human hormones and promote obesityCan chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles - until now. A new study published today in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for testing the
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Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwiseNew research indicates that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. But it might not be the association you'd expect. The findings suggest that people's activity level -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- is likelier than the weather itself to spur online searches about knee and hip pain, the investigators say.
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Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problemIt is known that the sun's corona is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere -- the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal plasma, however, is not yet entirely understood. A research team in India has developed a set of numerical computations to shed light on this phenomenon, and present this week in Physics of Plasmas, analysis examining the role of
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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 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.
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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.
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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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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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The mystery of the pulsating blue starsIn the middle of the Chilean Atacama desert, a team of 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 studied these stars in more detail and concluded that they had stumbled upon a new class of variable star.
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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 shows that certain chemical components in the insect's wings could explain why.
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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 that they have identified a potential biomarker that might lead to tests to detect the compound that could be performed much later than current ones.
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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 suggests that for one grassland bird species of concern -- the greater prairie-chicken -- wind energy infrastructure has little to no effect on nesting. Instead, roads and livestock grazing remain t
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Perseid Meteor Shower Falls Victim To Fake News. Sad! It seems nothing is safe from fake news this year, not even the annual astronomical event. This year's Perseid show will be at its peak Saturday night into Sunday. (Image credit: Bill Ingalls/AP)
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Scientists shine new light on the 'other high temperature superconductor'A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg presents evidence of the coexistence of superconductivity and "charge-density-waves" in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates. This observation opens up new perspectives for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of high-te
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The BMW i3 revisited: A better battery solves half its problems Jonathan Gitlin Way back in 2014, we spent a week with BMW's then-new i3 electric vehicle . Charged with the day-to-day grind of traffic and chores, the carbon-fiber and aluminum EV worked like a charm. But even with the optional range extender—a two-cylinder motorbike engine that charged the battery—its range was too little and its price too much. Since then, BMW has given the i3 a little bump,
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Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years AgoTooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
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Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politicsThe Google engineer who blamed biological differences for the paucity of women in tech had every right to express his views. And Google likely had every right to fire him, workplace experts and lawyers say.
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The benefits—and potential pitfalls—of urban green spacesWith the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. However, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and the data at hand are often patchy, leaving stakeholders without the tools they need to successfully manage human-affected ecosystems.
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Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion yearsAstronomers report that a lunar rock collected by NASA's Apollo 15 mission exhibits signs that it formed 1 to 2.5 billion years ago in the presence of a relatively weak magnetic field of about 5 microtesla. That's around 10 times weaker than Earth's current magnetic field but still 1,000 times larger than fields in interplanetary space today.
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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 are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.
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Disney empire strikes back, sort of, with new streaming planWalt Disney Co. has the potential to shake up the television sector with its plan to offer direct-to-consumer streaming services and take on Netflix on its own turf.
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People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probationEach year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider of inpatient psychiatric care. But an eight-year study led by the University of California, Berkeley, offers a solution.
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The benefits -- and potential pitfalls -- of urban green spacesUrban green space projects are often pursued as a way to increase biodiversity and ecological restoration. However, more research and planning are necessary to ensure that these efforts produce the intended results and avoid negative consequences.
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Gigantic dinosaur finally has a name of its own Science He who must be named. This morning, the Titanosaur that has been on display in the American Museum of Natural History received an official scientific name alongside a study done by…
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Scientists show growing atom-thin sheets on cones allows control of defectsRice University researchers have learned to manipulate two-dimensional materials to design in defects that enhance the materials' properties.
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Understanding salamander breeding patterns may lead to better forest management, conservation strategiesWith changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding habitat widens or is degraded. A study from the University of Missouri suggests that a salamander's success may depend more on when it breeds than on the landscape obstacles it might face. Scientists believe that knowing the patterns in which salamander
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StarCraft Could Be the Next Game AI Destroys Us At Image: Mike Prosser /Flickr/Screenshot My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan’s tale told through the novelization that resonated with me the most. Anyway, I was, and still am, very dumb. Oth
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Would You Eat Parasitic Worm Eggs? Why One Company Wants to Sell Them As FoodThe German government is considering approval of a food ingredient that most people try their best to avoid: parasite eggs.
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This Story About How the FBI Tracked Down an Alleged Child Porn ‘Terrorist’ Is Nuts Photo: Getty Self-proclaimed cyber terrorists tend to have one thing in common: They think police can’t catch them. And almost always, these sad men sitting at computers are wrong. That seems to be the case with Brian Kil, a fictional Facebook bad guy who liked to extort underage girls into sending him nudes, according to the FBI. The story behind Brian Kil is a crazy one, but the story of how th
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Storytellers Grapple With the Porn Identity Just a few pages into Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher , Eve, a mother in her mid-40s, overhears her teenage son receiving oral sex in his bedroom from his ex-girlfriend. What offends Eve isn’t what’s happening, exactly—she’s already made a point of explaining that she’s not a puritanical mom but a cool mom, who gives her son plenty of space and even offers to pick up condoms at the grocery store. Bu
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This Could Be The Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found — And It's Finally Got A Name After years of study, scientists have given a name to the prehistoric colossus: Patagotitan mayorum. And in a paper published Wednesday, researchers offered the world a closer glimpse. (Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
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Type 1 diabetes may be halted by experimental immunotherapyFor the first time, an immunotherapy approach for treating type 1 diabetes has been found to be safe, and it seems to stop the condition from getting worse
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Moon had a magnetic field for at least a billion years longer than thoughtThe moon’s magnetic field could have lasted until about a billion years ago.
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The Moral History of Air-Conditioning Until the 20th century, only the wealthy or dying might have witnessed someone trying to cool the air indoors—even though building a fire to keep warm in the winter would have been perfectly reasonable. Extreme heat was seen as a force that humans shouldn’t tamper with, and the idea that a machine could control the weather was deemed sinful. Even into the early 1900s, the U.S. Congress avoided th
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Hurricane Season, Already Busy, May Get Even BusierForecasters see the possibility of as many as five major storms over the coming three months.
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Exposure to antimicrobials during development may cause irreversible outcomesLawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions as well as in the medical field, can transfer from mother to offspring and interfere with lipid metabolism.
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Salamanders that breed in the fall are less likely to disperseWith changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding habitat widens or is degraded. A study from the University of Missouri suggests that a salamander's success may depend more on when it breeds than on the landscape obstacles it might face. Scientists believe that knowing the patterns in which salamander
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The Future of Peer ReviewIt’s very far from perfect, but major changes for the better are underway -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Early humans may have seen a supervolcano explosion up closeTwo ancient teeth found on Sumatra suggest early humans were there when the island’s supervolcano erupted 71,000 years ago
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DeepMind dojo will train AI to beat human StarCraft playersThe next big game in AI’s sights is so close to real life that cracking it could lead to major advances in artificial intelligence. One player is ready
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We can stop hacking and trolls, but it would ruin the internetA new way to run the internet would scupper ransomware and hacking, but its authoritarian backers could control everything we do online
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‘Three parent’ technique must not be marketed in US, says FDAThe US Food and Drug Administration has asked John Zhang, who pioneered a technique to prevent mitochondrial disease, to stop performing the procedure
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Ancient skull belonged to a cousin of the ape common ancestorA 13-million-year-old skull found in Kenya provides the best evidence yet for the African origins of the ancient species that gave rise to all living apes
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First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discoveredTwo 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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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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Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normalThe amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang.
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New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestryA new 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.
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Cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spots now revealedSeas 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, new research shows. 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 spot, according to the study.
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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.
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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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A taste cell encyclopediaA significant technological advance 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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Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to InnovationNew rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.
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Landscapes give latitude to 2-D material designersResearchers at Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory predict and experimentally confirm that two-dimensional materials grown onto a cone allows control over where defects appear. These defects, called grain boundaries, can be used to enhance the materials' electronic, mechanical, catalytic and optical properties.
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Earliest-Known Winged Mammal Relatives Discovered In China These 160-million-year-old fossils are the oldest known examples of mammal relatives with the ability to glide. They're from an extinct lineage with no relationship to modern gliders. (Image credit: Reconstruction by April I. Neander/UChicago)
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Luke Skywalker Has So Much More in Common With Obi-Wan in The Last Jedi Than We Thought Image: Jonathan Olley/ILM/Lucasfilm, via Entertainment Weekly The thought of Luke Skywalker exiling himself to an unknown planet before the events of The Force Awakens imagined many to believe he would become the Yoda of the new Star Wars trilogy. Hell, there was fan art and everything ! But it turns out that more tragic reasons make Luke’s role in The Last Jedi more like that his first mentor. S
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Stone Age Cannibals Engraved Marks on Human BonesMore than 17,000 years ago in what is now England, people may have performed cannibalistic rituals that involved engraving symbols on human bones, new research finds.
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What is an Atom?Atoms are the basic units of matter. They are made up of three particles: protons, neutrons and electrons.
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FaceApp Launches Digital Blackface Options Because the World Is Filled With Idiots [Updated] Image: Gizmodo This really isn’t that hard, people. Just last year, Snapchat apologized for adding an offensive Bob Marley selfie filter to its stable. Now, FaceApp—the silly photo editor you probably downloaded in March and totally forgot about—has outdone Snapchat by throwing in options for people to virtually switch between multiple races. No. Don’t do this. On Wednesday, FaceApp users receive
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Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active': NOAAThe Atlantic Ocean now faces a higher likelihood of an "extremely active" hurricane season with more storms than previously predicted, US forecasters warned Wednesday, updating the previous outlook issued in May.
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Pioneering immunotherapy shows promise in type 1 diabetesIt may be possible to 'retrain' the immune system to slow the progression of type 1 diabetes, according to results of a clinical trial published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
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Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion yearsIn a paper published today in Science Advances, researchers from MIT and Rutgers University report that a lunar rock collected by NASA's Apollo 15 mission exhibits signs that it formed 1 to 2.5 billion years ago in the presence of a relatively weak magnetic field of about 5 microtesla. That's around 10 times weaker than Earth's current magnetic field but still 1,000 times larger than fields in int
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ASU graduate student leads study estimating oxygen loss in ancient global oceanWhat can an oceanic extinction event 94 million years ago tell us about the future of today's oceans?
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Dutch and Canadian researchers detail one of the biggest proteins ever foundA bacterium living in the icy-cold waters of Antarctica manages to survive by gripping on to the ice surface. The protein used by the bacterium to do this -- a kind of extendable anchor -- has been detailed by a group of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Queen's University (Canada) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Quite special, because at 600 nanometers, it is o
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Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association magic trickScientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.
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Intraindividual reaction time variability independently predicts mortalityInconsistent performance in responding to a stimulus, rather than the speed with which one responds, is a marker of accelerated ageing and predicts mortality in older people, according to research published by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.
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Ancient pottery reveals insights on Iroquoian population's power in 16th centuryAn innovative study published today in the journal Science Advances demonstrates how decorations on ancient pottery can be used to discover new evidence for how groups interacted across large regions.
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Classmates could spur 'contagious' interest in STEMCollege students who thought their high school classmates were interested in science classes were more likely to intend to pursue STEM careers, a new study reports.
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Immunotherapy shown to be safe for diabetesIn a landmark, placebo-controlled trial for treatments that could halt the progression of type 1 diabetes, scientists report that an immunotherapy was safe and showed metabolic effects.
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FSU research: Ancient ocean deoxygenation provides an urgent warningA 94-million-year-old climate change event that severely imperiled marine organisms may provide some unnerving insights into long-term trends in our modern oceans, according to a Florida State University researcher.
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New analysis casts doubt on predicted decrease in Oklahoma earthquakesThe disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production by injecting it deep into the ground has been linked to a dramatic increase in earthquake activity in Oklahoma since 2009. Injection rates have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.
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New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the oceanThe living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean's oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, according to reports, and marine 'dead zones' continue to expand throughout the global ocean. This deoxygenation, triggered mainly by more fertilizers and wastewater flowing into the ocean, pose a serious threat to marine life and ecos
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Moon's magnetic field lasted far longer than once believedThe moon's magnetic field lasted 1 billion to 2.5 billion years longer than once thought -- a finding with important implications for habitability on other moons and planets throughout the universe, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor says.
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Reaction time variation may be a marker that predicts mortality in old ageA common indicator of neurobiological disturbance among the elderly may also be associated with mortality, according to a study published Aug. 9, 2017 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Nicole A. Kochan at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.
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The color of people's clothing affects lizard escape behaviorThe color of T-shirts people wear affects escape behavior in western fence lizards, according to a study published Aug. 9, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Breanna Putman from University of California, Los Angeles and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, US, and colleagues.
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Human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritualHuman bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual during the Paleolithic period, according to a study published Aug. 9, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Silvia Bello from The Natural History Museum, UK and colleagues.
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Environmental policy, pollution and economic growthA new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization.
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Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwiseNew research indicates that weather conditions in 45 US cities are indeed associated with Google searches about joint pain. But it might not be the association you'd expect. The findings suggest that people's activity level -- increasing as temperatures rise, to a point -- is likelier than the weather itself to spur online searches about knee and hip pain, the investigators say.
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Why China Isn't Doing More to Stop North Korea The Trump administration claims “all options are on the table” for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—from using military force, to pressuring China to punish its North Korean ally, to Donald Trump negotiating directly with Kim Jong Un. But what do those options look like? And what consequences could they have? This series explores those questions, option by option . The leaders o
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The Invisible Poems Hidden in One of the World's Oldest Libraries For centuries they have gathered dust on the shelves of a library marooned in a rocky patch of Egyptian desert, their secrets lost in time. But now a collection of enigmatic manuscripts, carefully stored behind the walls of a 1,500-year-old monastery on the Sinai Peninsula, are giving up their treasures. The library at Saint Catherine’s Monastery is the oldest continually operating library in the
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No Bull: Lizards Flee When They See RedWestern fence lizards are more spooked by red and gray shirts than they are by blue ones—perhaps because the males have blue bellies themselves. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rewired taste system reveals how flavors move from tongue to brainBy creating mice with mixed-up taste sensors, scientists show how the taste system continually remakes itself.
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When robots help with shoppingToday, the desired book, toy or household appliance can be purchased by a click only -- thanks to online mail order business and smart logistics. The bottleneck in logistics, however, is the high-bay store, where many picking and detection processes cannot yet be executed automatically by robots. At the Amazon Robotics Challenge in Nagoya, Japan, a team has demonstrated how future warehousing may
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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 --
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New genes discovered regulating brain metastases in lung cancer patientsResearchers set out to find which genes can regulate the cells that initiate brain metastases, and outline their findings in a new report.
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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.
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GE closing Rochester plant, work being moved to ChinaGeneral Electric says it will close its manufacturing facility in Rochester next year and the work will be moved to China.
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Spray can stunt prompts Twitter to act on hateful tweetsAn artist tired of seeing hateful tweets ignored by Twitter has managed to get the social network to remove or hide some of them—by spray-painting the offending posts in front of the company's German headquarters.
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Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problemIt is known that the sun's corona—the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere—is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere—the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal plasma, however, is not yet entirely understood. A research team in India has developed a set of numerical computations to shed light on this phenomenon, and present this week in Physics o
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Researchers are undertaking two projects that will inform the oil platform decommissioning process in CaliforniaWhen the Colorado-based oil company Venoco, Inc.—founded in Carpinteria, California, more than two decades ago—declared bankruptcy last spring and ceded its offshore lease, the state of California "inherited" 50-year-old Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara.
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NASA's Webb Telescope summertime deep-freeze continuesNASA's James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July. Components of the Webb have previously endured similar tests to ensure they would function in the cold environment of space. Now all of those components are being tested together in the giant thermal vacuum known as Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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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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Defining standards for genomes from uncultivated microorganismsDuring the Industrial Revolution, factories began relying on machines rather than people for mass production. Amidst the societal changes, standardization crept in, from ensuring nuts and bolts were made identically to maintain production quality, to a standard railroad gauge used on both sides of the Atlantic. The importance of standards is dramatically illustrated when they don't exist or are no
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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 alone
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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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Moon had magnetic field at least a billion years longer than thought – study Even small planets could have long-lived magnetic fields, crucial for atmosphere and water, raising fresh possibilities in the hunt for new worlds The moon’s magnetic field lasted at least a billion years longer than previously thought, researchers have revealed, shedding light on an enduring lunar mystery and expanding the possibilities in the hunt for habitable worlds beyond Earth. Nowadays, th
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Engraved bones are 'evidence of cannibalistic rituals by early humans' Bones found in a Somerset cave have been linked to human cannibalism 15,000 years ago, but new analysis of markings suggests symbolic meaning Engraved bones unearthed in a Somerset cave have revealed new evidence of macabre cannibalistic rituals carried out by early humans in Britain. The latest analysis of the bones, which were first discovered in the 1980s in Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge,
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What a Mouse’s Mixed-Up Taste Buds Say About the BrainA special class of proteins helps to make sure sweet receptors ping the right neurons when mice eat sugar.
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Thanks to Airbnb, You Can Fuck in Trump's Childhood Home for $725 a Night Image: Airbnb The home President Donald J Trump was raised (and presumably conceived) in is now available for rent on Airbnb. It’s lodging fit for an idiot-king. And yes, I’m sorry for making you think about Fred Trump having sex. Newsday contacted Paramount Realty, which confirmed the authenticity of the listing as the structure in which our president was but a larva. Despite having 17 (seventee
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Einstein Papers Project Einstein Papers Project Early writings from Einstein reveal more than historians ever knew. Einstein Papers Project Video of Einstein Papers Project Human Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 14:00 Keith Landry, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Albert Einstein. A brilliant mind. A compelling theorist. And a strong advocate for peace. Einstein revolutionized physics and science with his general theory of rel
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BRIEF: Trout Sperm Can’t Take the Heat BRIEF: Trout Sperm Can’t Take the Heat Scientists predict that future temperatures will make brown trout sperm swim more slowly and for less time. Trout-Stream.jpg Image credits: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington via flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Creature Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:30 Olivia Trani, Contributor (Inside Science) -- River systems are heating up, making some
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What Happens When You Heat Moon Rocks to 1,400 Degrees? In the 1970s, scientists subjected newly arrived samples of moon rocks to a barrage of tests. To their surprise , they discovered that some of the rocks were magnetic. When magma cooled and solidified into these rocks, the material had been exposed to a magnetic field. Which was strange because, as far as scientists knew at the time, the moon didn’t have a global magnetic field like the one that
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Chaotic magnetic field lines may answer the coronal heating problemIt is known that the sun's corona is roughly 100 times hotter than its photosphere -- the sun's visible layer. The reason for this mysterious heating of the solar coronal plasma, however, is not yet entirely understood. A research team in India has developed a set of numerical computations to shed light on this phenomenon, and present this week in Physics of Plasmas, analysis examining the role of
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Insight into learning via 'friend of fragile X' geneFragile X syndrome, caused by a disruption of the gene FMR1, is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. Emory scientists have revealed new aspects of the function of FMR1 and a 'friend' -- called ZC3H14 in humans/mice and dNab2 in flies.
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Why Is Wild Bill Giving This Deckhand So Much Grief? | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Wild Bill suspects that one of his crew members isn't taking his job seriously after a major mishap on deck. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Step aboard the fishing vessels of DEADLIEST CATCH for an immersive 360° panoramic experience! http://www.deadliestc
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Study estimates oxygen loss in ancient global oceanA loss of oxygen in global ocean seawater 94 million years ago led to a mass extinction of marine life that lasted for roughly half a million years.
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Lunar dynamo's lifetime extended by at least 1 billion yearsNew evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that an active dynamo once churned within the molten metallic core of the moon, generating a magnetic field that lasted at least 1 billion years longer than previously thought. Dynamos are natural generators of magnetic fields around terrestrial bodies, and are powered by the churning of conducting fluids within many stars and planets. In a paper publ
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Researchers detail one of the biggest proteins ever foundA bacterium living in the icy-cold waters of Antarctica manages to survive by gripping on to the ice surface. The protein used by the bacterium to do this—a kind of extendable anchor—has been detailed by a group of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Queen's University (Canada) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Quite special, because at 600 nanometers, it is
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New analysis casts doubt on predicted decrease in Oklahoma earthquakesThe disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production by injecting it deep into the ground has been linked to a dramatic increase in earthquake activity in Oklahoma since 2009. Injection rates have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.
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Ancient pottery reveals insights on Iroquoian population's power in 16th centuryAn innovative study published today in the journal Science Advances demonstrates how decorations on ancient pottery can be used to discover new evidence for how groups interacted across large regions. The research, conducted by John P. Hart, Director of Research and Collections at the New York State Museum; Jennifer Birch, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia; and Christian Gates St-Pi
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The color of people's clothing affects lizard escape behaviorThe color of T-shirts people wear affects escape behavior in western fence lizards, according to a study published August 9, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Breanna Putman from University of California, Los Angeles and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, U.S.A., and colleagues.
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Environmental policy, pollution and economic growthAs the global population continues to urbanize in pursuit of a higher quality of life, the need to investigate the trade-off between the economic benefits and environmental costs of urbanization has never been greater. More than half of the world's population currently lives in urban areas, and the United Nations projects another 2.5 billion people will move to cities by 2050. While firms cluster
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Human bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritualHuman bones may have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic ritual during the Paleolithic period, according to a study published August 9, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Silvia Bello from The Natural History Museum, UK and colleagues.
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Transforming skin cells to insulinResearches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. They have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques. The researchers’ aim is to transplant these cells under the skin of people with diabetes.
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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 indicates the intervention program has a "Robin Hood effect" which reduces the "motivational gap" between students from different family backgrounds because new information about the importance o
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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. 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.
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Assembling nanomachines in bacteriaResearchers have used 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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Turning homes into power stations could cut household fuel bills by more than 60 percentEnergy 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 has revealed. The concept has already been proven and is operating successfully on a building in the UK.
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Power-to-liquid: 200 liters of fuel from solar power and the air's carbon dioxideProduction of fuels from regenerative electric power is a component of the energy turnaround. The first 200 l of synthetic fuel have now been produced from solar energy and the air's carbon dioxide under the SOLETAIR project. The mobile chemical pilot plant that can be used decentrally produces gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
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Mini-Brains Go Modular The human brain is routinely described as the most complex object in the known universe. It might therefore seem unlikely that pea-size blobs of brain cells growing in laboratory dishes could be more than fleetingly useful to neuroscientists. Nevertheless, many investigators are now excitedly cultivating these curious biological systems, formally called cerebral organoids and less formally known
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How Do You Make a Likable Robot? Program It to Make MistakesPeople find imperfect robots more likable.
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New optical method pinpoints weak spots in jet engine thermal coatingsResearchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic thermal barrier coatings that protect jet engine turbines from high temperatures and wear. The technique could be used to predict how long coatings would last on an airplane and might eventually lead to new thermal barrier coatings, making engines more efficient and cutting both the
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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. The new capability, developed by physicist Mario Podestà at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), outfits the code known as TRANSP with a s
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Researchers create biomaterial that delivers both a powerful drug and gene silencersClinicians today have an arsenal of more than 200 drugs at their disposal for treating a range of cancers—68 drugs were approved between 2011 and 2016 alone. But many chemotherapeutic agents pose stubborn challenges: they cause serious side effects because they kill healthy cells in addition to cancer cells; some forms of cancer develop resistance to drugs; and many such chemotherapies, being poor
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First Organ-Specific Tissue SheetsThe material is durable, flexible, and can serve as a scaffold for cell growth, a study shows.
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East Coast ‘hot spots’ speed up sea level rise New research suggests that sea level rise “hot spots”—bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years—occur along the East Coast of the United States because of two naturally occurring climate variations and add to the baseline of ocean rise caused by climate change. When the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s Atlantic coast became much saltier after 2011, Arnoldo Valle-Levinson began
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This Discounted Water Filter Installs Under Your Kitchen Sink iSpring Water Filtration System , $158 If you want to filter water at home, you’ve got three options: A pitcher that takes up as much room in your fridge as a large watermelon, a bulbous faucet attachment that looks ridiculous, or an under-sink system that filters your tap water before it comes out of your sink. That third option is the most most unobtrusive, and also the most expensive, though m
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Eradicating exotic pests with 'infertility genes' may be possibleIt may be possible to eradicate populations of invasive pest animals through the inheritance of a negative gene – a technique known as gene drive – suggest researchers.
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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, researchers shed light on what may be happening in the brains of MS patients during upper re
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Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies' inner worldA novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals has been developed by researchers. The ability to consciously sense signals from your body is called interoception, and some people are more aware of these signals than others. These differences between people can influence a wide range of psychological processes, including how strongly you feel emotions, your de
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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.
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First-in-class drug holds promise for therapy-resistant breast cancerA first-in-class molecule can prevent breast cancer growth when traditional therapies stop working, new research indicates.
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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 shows.
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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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Identifying a new type of liver tumorInvestigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have succeeded in better defining a rare pediatric malignant liver disease -- a necessary step in achieving an optimum treatment.
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Researchers look to improve detection of skin cancer lacking pigment melaninUNC Lineberger scientists were part of a multi-institution research team that identifed key features linked to amelanotic melanoma, a form of skin cancer that lacks the brown or black color that stems from the pigment melanin.
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Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His BaseThe looming publication of a climate report again raises a contentious policy issue that has deeply divided President Trump’s closest advisers since he arrived in the Oval Office.
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Russia Wants Innovation, but It’s Arresting Its InnovatorsThe detention of a Siberian scientist turned high-tech entrepreneur stirs dismay as Russia struggles to diversify its faltering economy beyond oil and gas.
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Stem cells may treat lung fibrosis diseases Researchers have taken a step towards a possible treatment for several often-fatal lung conditions that affect millions of Americans—such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis—by harvesting and using lung stem cells. In research appearing in the journal Respiratory Research , the scientists demonstrated that they could harvest lu
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More U.S. adults are drinking, and more heavilyHeavy drinking and alcohol use disorders have risen in the United States, at a cost to society’s health.
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Motorhead’s Lemmy Will Live On as a Vicious Prehistoric Crocodile Image Courtesy of Mark Witton When much-beloved Motörhead frontman Lemmy left our planet for a more metal one back in 2015, the world mourned. But now, the iconic musician has been immortalized in a way we know he’d approve of—by getting a prehistoric beast named in his honor. Recently, scientists studying the fragmentary skeleton of a marine crocodile relative at the Natural History Museum in Lo
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Icy Worlds May Bypass HabitabilityNew research suggests cold, Mars-like planets will, once warmed, skip over any Earth-like phase to Venus-like conditions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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More in the Chickenhawk Chronicles Following this item on Donald Trump’s (ill-advised) criticism of Richard Blumenthal’s military record, and this exchange of reader mail, several more responses. I’m not planning an open-ended forum of everyone’s Vietnam-era memories, but I think these offer a valuable range of perspectives. More ahead. From a recent veteran: It is fascinating for me—a Millennial veteran, whose service was like th
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Mapping the brainA significant development in understanding the brain: As part of her doctoral thesis, Katharina Eichler, a doctoral student at the University of Konstanz under the supervision of the neurobiologist Dr. Andreas Thum, has for the first time ever described the mushroom body connectome within the brain of fly larvae (Drosophila melanogaster) -- the circuit diagram of nerve cells.
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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.
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Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normalThe amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang.
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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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How the tongue keeps its tastes straightNew research at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has revealed how special molecules help the tongue communicate with the brain to identify the correct taste. Using this knowledge, scientists were able rewire the taste-system of mice to perceive sweet stimuli as bitter tastes, and vice versa. The discovery provides new insights into how the tongue keeps its sense of taste organized despite
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First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discoveredTwo 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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Rewired taste system reveals how flavors move from tongue to brainBy creating mice with mixed-up taste sensors, HHMI Investigator Charles Zuker and colleagues show how the taste system continually remakes itself.
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What it takes to recover from droughtAccording to a study published Aug. 10 in Nature, the length of drought recovery depends on several factors, including the region of the world and the post-drought weather conditions. The authors, including William Anderegg of the University of Utah, warn that more frequent droughts in the future may not allow time for ecosystems to fully recover before the next drought hits.
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How to map the circuits that define us Neuroscientists want to understand how tangles of neurons produce complex behaviours, but even the simplest networks defy understanding. Nature 548 150 doi: 10.1038/548150a
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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, warn researchers.
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