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Comment on "Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene" Meyer et al . (Reports, 6 January 2017, p. 64) suggest a new chronology for permanent human occupation of Tibet based on their dating of the travertine and colluvium deposits that contain or are deposited near fossil human handprints and footprints. However, misinterpretations in both stratigraphic reconstruction and dating data may have caused the newly proposed age of these human imprints to ha
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Response to Comment on "Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene" Zhang et al . contest that Chusang was part of an annual mobility round that "more likely" included seasonal use of high-elevation environments than permanent use. We show that their probabilistic statement hinges on indefensible claims about hunter-gatherer mobility. In the context of quantitative data from hunter-gatherer ethnography, our travel model shows that seasonal-use models are highly u
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Fossil Reveals What Last Common Ancestor of Humans and Apes Looked LikedThe 13-million-year-old infant skull may have resembled a baby gibbon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Crank the AC, cut in-car pollutionAfter conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, a group of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis discovered a simple shift in driving habits can help to reduce exposure to pollutants while out on the road.
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Hundred-Year-Old Antarctic Fruitcake Found in 'Excellent Condition' Image: Antarctic Heritage Trust Conservators with Antarctic Heritage Trust have uncovered a perfectly preserved fruitcake that dates back to Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition, which began in 1910. Manufactured by the now defunct Huntley & Palmers biscuit company, the fruitcake was discovered in a long-abandoned hut at Cape Adare—an important landing site and base camp used
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Bethesda Is Bringing the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Out of the Vault, and You Can Preorder It Now Fallout 4 GOTY with Pip-Boy, $100 - PS4 | Xbox One Fallout 4's Pip-Boy smartphone accessory was probably the most sought-after video game tie-in item of all time , but if you missed out a couple years ago, here’s another chance to spend your caps . Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition comes out next month with the game and all of its DLC (much of which was excellent), and for $100, it’ll come w
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Environmental Penalties Down Under President Trump A new report shows the EPA has collected 60 percent less in civil penalties from polluters compared with recent administrations. (Image credit: Paul Sakuma/AP)
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Sea snakes are turning black in response to industrial pollutionIndo-Pacific sea snakes living in polluted waters near industrial areas have darker bodies – perhaps because pollutants bind better to their dark skin pigment
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Disney’s Building Its Own Netflix. Everyone Else Might, TooGet ready for Phase Three of the great streaming-video evolution.
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Adam Grant's Advice for Raising Resilient Kids Wharton School professor and author Adam Grant argues that kids are too often sheltered from struggle. In this short interview at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, Grant recommends that parents seek advice from their children so that they can practice responding to adversity.
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2016 Was Hot, Weird, and Unprecedented, Says NOAA 2016 was a stormy, sweltering, and altogether exceptional year for Earth’s climate system, breaking dozens of records across every type of environment before ultimately ranking as the hottest year ever measured, according to a new report from the U.S. government released on Thursday. This finding did not come as a surprise to climate scientists, and it may even sound like old news to some readers
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This New Squad of Internet Experts Will Try to Bring Order to Global Cyber ConflictThe United Nations has failed to get countries to agree how international law applies to cyberspace, so a new group is stepping up.
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Make Your Own Space Jams With the Sounds of the TRAPPIST-1 System Image: System Sounds If you, like me, are an overly sweaty nerd with no musical ability who has always dreamed of being a less sweaty nerd with some musical ability, now’s your chance: a team of astronomers and musicians have created a program that allows you make songs with the sounds of planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. While their program won’t make you less prone to perspi
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Sommerens højdepunkter: Universets mysterier, protoner på slankekur, vejen fra qubit til qudit og Rubiks terningHoldt du også pause fra nyhedsstrømmen i ferietiden, så er her et overblik over nogle af de mest interessante videnskabelige sommernyheder, som er værd at vide.
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DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videosAI usually relies on humans to label the world for them, but a new system from DeepMind learns to recognise images and sounds by matching up what it hears with what it sees
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Cats Are Not Medicine Kids who grow up in homes with cats are much less likely to have behavioral issues than kids who grow up in homes without cats. This is according to a divisive statistical analysis thrust upon the world this week by scientists at the RAND corporation. Pro-pet research findings like this have been piling up since the 1980s. The results have ranged from less heart disease among pet owners to better
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Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than genderResearch has shown that politicians' gender shapes public expectations of their expertise.
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NASA analyzed intensifying Franklin's rains before landfallBefore Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall in east-central Mexico, the storm was intensifying. Two NASA satellites provided a look at the storm's cloud heights and extent and rainfall within.
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New guidelines aim treat brain tumors more effectivelyA University of Portsmouth academic has helped to develop European guidelines to treat brain tumors more effectively.
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NASA analyzed intensifying Franklin's rains before landfallBefore Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall in east-central Mexico, the storm was intensifying. Two NASA satellites provided a look at the storm's cloud heights and extent and rainfall within.
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Researchers use CRISPR to manipulate social behavior in antsThe gene-editing technology called CRISPR has revolutionized the way that the function of genes is studied. So far, CRISPR has been widely used to precisely modify single-celled organisms and, more importantly, specific types of cells within more complex organisms. Now, two independent teams of investigators are reporting that CRISPR has been used to manipulate ant eggs -- leading to germline chan
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Political party influences lawmakers' tweets more than genderPoliticians are often expected to have expertise in certain areas, based on their gender. University of Arizona researcher Morgan Johnstonbaugh looked at whether US representatives' tweets support this stereotype. She found that political party plays more of a role than gender in lawmakers' Twitter habits.
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This Smartwatch Has a Genius Reason for Existing All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Movado makes nice watches. On the scale of Walmart special to “oh god what happened to my bank account,” its watches are priced firmly in the middle. They’re fashionable and can last for decades, but they also don’t cost the same as half a year’s rent. Movado is also known for design. It’s most famous watch—the Museum Watch—has been in the collection of New York’s M
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Researchers use CRISPR to manipulate social behavior in antsThe gene-editing technology called CRISPR has revolutionized the way that the function of genes is studied. So far, CRISPR has been widely used to precisely modify single-celled organisms and, more importantly, specific types of cells within more complex organisms. Now, two independent teams of investigators are reporting that CRISPR has been used to manipulate ant eggs—leading to germline changes
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Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universeThe Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day.
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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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Sea snakes lose their stripes to deal with pollution Melanin pigment in darkened skin binds to pollutants and helps animals rid themselves of chemicals. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22441
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These Animated Vintage Textbooks Would Make High School Feel Like an Acid Trip GIF High school is that boring stepping stone in life between grade school (when you have recess twice a day) and college (where you can skip class without getting in trouble). But wouldn’t getting your diploma be far more enjoyable if the minimalist covers on your textbooks were turned into trippy animations you could stare at through every class? Henning M. Lederer is back with another series o
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City-dwelling sea snakes are changing colors for a strange reason Animals It has nothing to do with camouflage. Sea snakes in some urban areas of the Pacific are changing colors.
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Do Republicans Actually Want to Postpone the 2020 Election? If a presidential election were held today, President Trump’s approval ratings suggest he would be in deep trouble . The good news for Trump is he doesn’t have to face voters again until 2020 (though the fate of his Republican allies in 2018 is a different question). But what if he didn’t have to face the voters then, either? In The Washington Post on Thursday , two professors revealed the result
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IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteriesResearchers have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. The authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries by focusing on the mechanical-stress demands of wearable electronics such as smartwatches and the safety requirements of implantable electronics.
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How urban seasnakes lost their stripesResearchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. Those in places with more human activity -- near the city or military activity -- were black. Those color differences are explained by differences
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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 neighbors. Contrary to earlier thinking, the spin rate of the galaxy is determined by its mass, rather than how crowded its neighborhood is.
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Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questionedHumans may have exited out of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study suggests. Findings also suggest humans could have potentially made the crossing to Australia even earlier than the accepted 60,000 to 65,000 years ago.
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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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Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissorsChimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors.
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Mutant ants provide insights into social interactionAnts engineered to lack their 'sense of smell' became unable to communicate, navigate or forage. A new study may further the understanding of the genetics of social communication across evolution, with the potential to shape research into disorders that interfere with it.
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Toward a better definition for acute kidney injury in newbornsThe National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases convened a meeting of expert neonatologists and pediatric nephrologists, including Dr. Patricio Ray, to review state-of-the-art knowledge about acute kidney injury in neonates and to evaluate the best method to assess these patients' kidney function.
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Gene-editing-induced changes in ant social communicationThis week, in a pair of papers published in Cell, researchers turned to an ant species -- the Indian jumping ant -- that does not behave like most ants. In this species any female worker can change into a 'pseudo-queen,' in the absence of the true queen and establish dominance on her colony. They genetically engineered this species in different ways using now-famous CRISPR technology that dramatic
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Checkpoint inhibitors fire up different types of T cells to attack tumorsCancer immunotherapies that block two different checkpoints on T cells launch immune attacks on cancer by expanding distinct types of T cell that infiltrate tumors, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Cell.
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Link between biological clock and aging revealedUCI scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock's control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps keep these energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.
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New version of DNA editing system corrects underlying defects in RNA-based diseasesUntil recently, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing could only be used to manipulate DNA. In 2016, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers repurposed the technique to track RNA in live cells in a method called RNA-targeting Cas9. In a study published Aug. 10 in Cell, the team took RCas9 a step further: they corrected molecular mistakes that lead to microsatellite repeat expansion di
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CNIC scientists develop new methods for analyzing gene functionScientists at the CNIC have developed new methods to produce and analyze genetic mosaics. In these mosaics, tissues contain various groups of cells with different known genotypes, permitting study of the differences that these genotypes generate in cell behavior.
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Aging is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythmTwo studies published in Cell and headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona reject the scientific dogma associating aging with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm. The studies show that during aging, stem cells continue to show rhythmic activity but reprogram their circadian functions.The team also demonstrate that a low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem
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IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteriesResearchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, published August 10 in the journal Chem, the authors designed alternatives to lithium-ion batteries by focusing on the mechanical-stress demands of wearable electronics such as smartwatches and the safety requirements of implantable
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How urban seasnakes lost their stripesResearchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. Those in places with more human activity -- near the city or military activity -- were black. As reported in Current Biology on Aug. 10, those col
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If You Want to Catch a Lizard You May Have to Flirt With It Image: Greg Schechter /Flickr Humans are the ultimate predator. If you’re armed with the right tools there’s virtually nothing else that can beat you in a standoff (except maybe antibiotic resistant bacteria, but let’s forget about that). If you want to befriend the animal, though, it’s a whole different story. Researchers know that some animals can be sensitive to human behaviors, and lots of pa
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Eclipse Hunter Reveals the Science That Can Only Be Done in the Dark On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow ribbon of land — the “path of totality,” which stretches across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first total eclipse visible from the 48 contiguous states since 1979. These events are often described as once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but for Jay Pasachoff , they’ve come more often than that. He’s seen
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The Younger Victims of Sexual Violence in School After telling school officials she was raped in the band room, Rachel Bradshaw-Bean was punished. Instead of receiving protection from leaders at her Texas high school, she was kicked out and shipped off to an alternative school —alongside the boy she said attacked her. In California, 13-year-old Seth Walsh killed himself after telling classmates he was gay. Walsh faced two years of relentless an
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How Humans Turned a Sea Snake to the Dark Side The wings of the peppered moth are usually white with black speckles—a pattern that renders them invisible against the bark of a typical tree. But in the early 19th century, the trunks of English trees became jacketed in soot, which was belched forth from coal-fired factories. Against these trunks, the once-camouflaged moths shone out like beacons, making them easy prey for birds. But some lucky
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Side effects kill thousands but our data on them is flawedAs many as 40,000 people in the US die from drug side effects a year. The FDA’s database helps researchers understand why – but it has many problems
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E-Sports Are Being Considered for the 2024 Olympics
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FCC seemingly forgot about a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt ) As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to deregulate broadband providers and eliminate or weaken net neutrality rules, the commission has not yet made a ruling on a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon more than a year ago. There have been tens of thousands of "informal" net neutrality complaints filed since the rules took effec
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Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations - Science Weekly podcastHannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?
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Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations - Science Weekly podcast Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter On 2 August, Natu
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All This Bitcoin Stuff Is Fake Photo via Flickr You may or may not turn to Splinternews.com for investment advice, and frankly I could not care less. I offer you a pearl of wisdom and you may do with it what you wish: All these imaginary “ digital currencies ” are just made up fake things. What is Bitcoin? Nobody knows. I do not mean that nobody can offer a string of plausible-sounding words that seem at a glance as if they ar
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Ancient DNA used to track Mesa Verde exodus in 13th centuryAncient DNA used to track the mass exodus of Ancestral Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the Northern Rio Grande area north of Santa Fe, N.M., inhabited today by the Tewa Pueblo people.
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Engineers find better way to detect nanoparticlesAn engineering team 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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This protein makes your heart fit without actually exercising it Health No gym membership necessary. A new study shows how a protein called cardiotrophin can stimulate healthy heart growth, which could be a future treatment for a certain type of heart failure.
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Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universeThe Ohio Supercomputer Center played a critical role in helping researchers reach a milestone mapping the growth of the universe from its infancy to present day.
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Researchers call for new consistent, robust standards for the development of meta-analysesThe American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement to provide recommendations for physicians and researchers who wish to do meta-analyses, journal editors who publish them, and health care professionals who wish to use them to make decisions about patient care.
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Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival ratePatients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center.
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A Wild Explanation For Why These Sea Snakes Are Losing Their Stripes A turtle-headed sea snake. Image: Claire Goiran Sea snakes are a striking sight on the sun-dappled Pacific and Indian Ocean coral reefs they call home. They swim with deliberate, yet graceful winding movements above the reef, and they are often conspicuously-colored, with many species sporting patterns flush with yellows, oranges, and blues, broken up by stripes, blotches, and spots. This scaly s
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New version of DNA editing system corrects underlying defects in RNA-based diseasesUntil recently, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique could only be used to manipulate DNA. In a 2016 study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers repurposed the technique to track RNA in live cells in a method called RNA-targeting Cas9 (RCas9). In a new study, published August 10 in Cell, the team takes RCas9 a step further: they use the technique to correct molecular
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How urban seasnakes lost their stripesResearchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. Those in places with more human activity—near the city or military activity—were black.
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We try Discord’s new video features, ask if game-chat app will ever make money Enlarge (credit: Discord) Discord probably didn't need to add more major features to keep its 45 million users happy. The free text and voice-chat service has exploded in roughly two years of public testing, thanks to its simple "chat with my gaming friends" system that resembles a more voice-heavy version of Slack. But just as the service begins to reach critical mass—and invites more questions
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Asteroid to shave past Earth on Oct 12: ESA (Update)A house-sized asteroid will shave past our planet on October 12, far inside the Moon's orbit but without posing any threat, astronomers said Thursday.
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NASA airborne mission returns to Africa to study smoke, cloudsNASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to understand how tiny airborne particles called aerosols change the properties of clouds and how they influence the amount of incoming sunlight the clouds reflect or absorb.
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Researchers develop innovative way to understand nature of an entire tiny particleNew research from the University of New Hampshire has led to the development of a novel technique to determine the surface area and volume of small particles, the size of a grain of sand or smaller. Due to their tiny size, irregular shape and limited viewing angle, commonly used microscopic imaging techniques cannot always capture the whole object's shape often leaving out valuable information tha
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“Pretty egregious” security flaw raises questions about Pacer Enlarge (credit: Penn State ) The Pacer court document service used by more than a million journalists and lawyers has raked in more than $1 billion since it was established in 1995, but a new report questions whether its administrators have put enough of that windfall into securing the system. Hanging in the balance is the reliability of a service that's crucial for the smooth functioning of the
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Widowed Early, A Cancer Doctor Writes About The Harm Of Medical Debt A decade after the death of her husband, Fumiko Chino is studying the strain that uncovered medical costs put on cancer patients, even those who have insurance. (Image credit: Courtesy of Dr. Fumiko Chino)
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2017 World Brain Bee Champion Announced! Twenty-five national Brain Bee champions from around the world traveled to Washington, DC, this week to compete in the 2017 World Brain Bee. The competition tests high school students on a variety of neuroscience topics through oral tests, a neuroanatomy laboratory exam with real human brains, a neurohistology test, and a diagnosis test with patient actors. The purpose of the Brain Bee is to moti
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NASA Cartographer Helpfully Shows Where to Find 'Sunsquatch' During the Solar Eclipse An imposter saunters in Brooklyn. Photo: AP For the past couple weeks, government agencies have been warning citizens about potential traffic issues and the need for protective eyewear during the upcoming solar eclipse . But what if you want to be able to enjoy this rare phenomenon without being bothered by a Sasquatch? Or what if you’d like to hang with Bigfoot while it all goes down? Joshua Ste
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Today's Best Deals: Custom Suits, Affordable Robotic Vacuum, Snack Samplers, and More $329 custom suits , a $150 robotic vacuum, and Amazon’s snack sample box lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Moto G Plus Unlocked , $180 If you’re in the market for a new phone, you could do a lot worse for under $200 than the Moto G Plus . With a 5.2" 1080p screen, an octacore processor, a mic
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Lung cancer clinical trial elig criteria & requirements increased in number and complexityEligibility criteria continue to increase in number and complexity for lung cancer clinical trials.
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Unstable housing to cost health care system estimated $111 billion over 10 years, study findsUnstable housing among families with children will cost the United States an estimated $111 billion in health and education expenditures over the next ten years, according to new research published by Children's HealthWatch based at Boston Medical Center.
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NASA airborne mission returns to Africa to study smoke, cloudsNASA's P-3 research plane begins flights this month through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to understand how tiny airborne particles called aerosols change the properties of clouds and how they influence the amount of incoming sunlight the clouds reflect or absorb.
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Opioid users 50 percent more likely to get treatment under ObamacarePeople with opioid use disorder are 50 percent more likely to get treatment and their insurance is twice as likely to pay for it since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, a Drexel University researcher found.
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Innovative way to understand nature of an entire tiny particleNew research from the University of New Hampshire has led to the development of a novel technique to determine the surface area and volume of small particles, the size of a grain of sand or smaller. Due to their tiny size, irregular shape and limited viewing angle, commonly used microscopic imaging techniques cannot always capture the whole object's shape often leaving out valuable information tha
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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperaturesIt is 'extremely unlikely' 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.
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The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up It’s barely 10 a.m. on an August day in Hollywood, and the heat is already becoming oppressive. The temperature’s only in the mid-80s, but in the direct sun it feels hotter—and it’s getting worse by the minute. Part of the reason is the ground. The black asphalt of this side street off Sunset Boulevard is sucking up the sun and radiating its heat back out. An infrared thermometer shows the surfac
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Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to CourtA wave of lawsuits across the world asks judges to do what governments have so far failed to do: aggressively confront global warming.
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Al Gore on the Paris agreement, Trump and climate changeThe former US vice president says the US will meet its targets "in spite of Donald Trump."
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In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a jobA new paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology finds that people employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.
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Financial distress in cancer careMore than one-third of insured cancer patients receiving treatment faced out-of-pocket costs that were greater than they expected and those patients with the most financial distress were underinsured, paying almost one-third of their income in health care-related costs, a research letter published by JAMA Oncology reports.
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Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to payA third of insured people with cancer end up paying more out-of-pocket than they expected, despite having health coverage, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute have found. The data showed that costs such as copays and deductibles could lead to financial distress among insured patients of all income levels and with all stages of cancer. Findings will be published Aug. 10 in the journal JAMA Onc
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Mapping the brain, neuron by neuronA mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
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Genes and motor skills development linkedGenes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy.
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EPA docs appear to reveal Tesla Model 3 battery info, but Musk says not so fast Enlarge (credit: Tesla) In a move that still appears bizarre, with the Model 3 launch, Tesla decided that talking about an electric car's battery pack in terms of kWh was passé. Until now, the brand has used kWh to badge its various models, so we know that a Model S 60 has 60kWh-worth of cells and a Model X P100D packs 100kWh between its wheels. The new order does away with that, much like when B
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South Carolina Gov., utility think sale could keep abandoned nuclear plant alive Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission ) South Carolina’s state-owned utility Santee Cooper announced recently that it would have to walk away from its 45 percent share of two nuclear reactors being built at the Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County. The decision to abandon the Summer project was essentially a death knell for the unfinished re
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Sea Level Rise Is Speeding Up in Parts of the Southeastern U.S.A combination of natural factors has driven the rise, but climate change has exacerbated the problem -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bone Etchings Suggest Ancient Cannibals Weren’t Just Doing It For the Meat Etchings on a human forearm. (Image: Natural History Museum) Distinctive zig-zag etchings on a prehistoric human bone found at Gough’s Cave in England suggests that Ice Age cannibals consumed human flesh not purely for the nutritional value, but as part of a sophisticated funeral practice. Scientists studying the 15,000-year-old human remains found at Gough’s Cave in Somerset, England, have alrea
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Will Other States Join California's International Climate Pact? The same day President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the governors of New York, California, and Washington announced a domestic effort to combat global warming, the U.S. Climate Alliance. Though the group’s exact plans are still unclear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defiantly declared that it would uphold the terms reached in Paris, “regardless of [Trump’s]
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Ancient DNA used to track Mesa Verde exodus in 13th centuryAncient DNA used to track the mass exodus of Ancestral Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the Northern Rio Grande area north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, inhabited today by the Tewa Pueblo people.
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Surprise discovery in the search for energy efficient information storageToday almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and cheap. For portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets, other forms of non-magnetic memory are used because the technology based on magnetism is impractical and is not energy efficient. In an age o
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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures: studyIt is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.
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Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on MarsAn ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.
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Andy Rubin promises his delayed Essential Phone is still alive Essential What ever happened to the Essential phone? I've been asking myself that question for weeks. Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, went public with a new smartphone company in May to great fanfare, and its first product, the Essential phone, looked like a slim-bezel wonder with a quirky front camera placement that cut into the screen. The body was titanium and ceramic, the specs were high-
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1 in 12 U.S. doctors got payment from opioid makers As public health officials combat the opioid overdose epidemic, in part by reducing unnecessary prescribing, a study shows that drug manufacturers paid more than $46 million to more than 68,000 doctors over a 29-month period. “What we found was astounding…” In a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health , Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology in the Brown Univer
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Moon’s extinct magnetic field lasted surprisingly long The moon’s magnetic field lasted 1 billion to 2.5 billion years longer than once thought, a finding experts say could have important implications for habitability on other moons and planets throughout the universe. “The Earth’s magnetic field is a shield that protects us from dangerous solar wind particles and ionizing radiation, so magnetic fields play a key role in the habitability of planets a
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Tesla næsten klar med selvkørende el-lastbilerAllerede i næste måned er Tesla klar til at afsløre sin prototype på en el-lastbil, der har software, der lader den køre selv.
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Calculating the value of technology start-upsResearchers at Oxford University have developed a novel way of determining the value of new technologies in the information and communications sector, filling a significant gap in existing methods and potentially creating a decision-making tool for investors.
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You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse | David BaronOn August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow will race from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of nature: a total solar eclipse. Umbraphile David Baron chases these rare events across the globe, and in this ode to the bliss of seeing the solar corona, he explains why you owe it to yourself to witness one, too.
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Court Scuttles Rule Cutting Potent Greenhouse GasThe decision makes efforts to cut hydrofluorocarbons more difficult both in the U.S. and globally -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Alex Jones’ Infowars supplements are overpriced, mundane vitamins—watered down Enlarge / It's not clear how impactful Anthroplex was in sculpting this radio host physique. (credit: Infowars ) Alex Jones and fans of homeopathy may have something in common. Jones’ wildly popular supplements, sold on his Infowars.com site, are nothing more than humdrum vitamin blends that have little-to-no data supporting touted health benefits—basically the same as the vitamins found in any p
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Ancient skull fossil hints at our ape ancestry Researchers have discovered a 13 million-year-old skull of a new species of ape, the most complete known fossil of its kind. The discovery, made in Kenya, indicates what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. Alesi partially excavated after careful removal of loose sand and rocks with dental picks and brushes. (Credit: Isaiah Nengo/Stony Brook U.) Among living pri
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CU study: Ancient DNA used to track Mesa Verde exodus in 13th centuryAncient DNA used to track the mass exodus of Ancestral Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the Northern Rio Grande area north of Santa Fe, N.M., inhabited today by the Tewa Pueblo people.
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Surprise discovery in the search for energy efficient information storageToday almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and cheap. For portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets, other forms of non-magnetic memory are used because the technology based on magnetism is impractical and is not energy efficient.
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Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperaturesIt is 'extremely unlikely' 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.
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Find out how much privacy you compromise with every clickDoes clicking on a link or liking a product have an impact on your privacy and your personal information? An EPFL researcher has come up with a way to browse the internet without revealing too much about yourself and without having to forgo the convenience of online product recommendations.
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Fire and Explosives Make Falling Dominoes Far More Interesting GIF We’ve been told our entire lives not to play with fire. But whoever coined that expression never stopped to think about how flames and explosions could make falling dominoes even more captivating to watch . Using matches, candles, sparklers, and firecrackers, YouTube’s Kaplamino created this chain reaction that’s triggered by nothing but dominoes toppling over. You’ll want to skip ahead to th
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AI Hunts for New ALS Treatments Artificially intelligent machines could analyze huge databases to find potential targets for the devastating disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Drama of Kenya's Presidential Election An electoral system with a spotty record, claims of hacking, the mysterious killing of an election official, and the threat of post-election violence makes this week’s presidential election in Kenya one of the most closely watched in Africa. Adding to the intrigue: The head of the country’s election commission acknowledged Thursday there had been an unsuccessful attempt to hack its database. That
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New insights into the survival techniques of a prehistoric beastImagine a rhinoceros-like beast with a sprawling, lizard-like gait and you will picture quite a good portrait of what Moschops looked like. They are certainly among the most fascinating monsters of the South African prehistoric bestiary.
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Vertu Is Now Auctioning Off Its Shitty Gold Phones for Pennies on the Dollar Image: G. J. Wisdom & Co Back in the halcyon days of 2013, you could buy a brand new, handmade Vertu phone with an underpowered processor and an outdated operating system for $10,000 . But today, my friend, Vertu is drowning in debt and auctioning off these hilarious relics of excess with bids starting at a few hundred bucks. It’s ironic because that’s how much Vertu should’ve charged in the firs
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The only way is up: Trees help reptiles thriveJames Cook University researchers in Queensland say if graziers leave trees in place on their land all types of reptiles will benefit.
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Researchers link genes and motor skills developmentGenes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study co-led by John H. Martin of The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy.
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Mapping the brain, neuron by neuronA mathematician and computer scientist joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.
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Researchers identify prognostic indicators of survival following pancreatic tumor removalA new study of patients who underwent curative surgical removal of a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma showed that two of the nine preoperative factors analyzed were strongly predictive of poor prognosis regardless of the tumor stage.
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Taboo words' impact mediated by context, listeners' likelihood of being offendedA new paper by University of Illinois educational psychology professor Kiel Christianson suggests that the physiological and psychological effects of profanity and other taboo words on people who read or hear them may be due largely -- but not entirely -- to the context and individual audience members' likelihood of being offended.
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The only way is up: Trees help reptiles thriveJames Cook University researchers in Queensland say if graziers leave trees in place on their land all types of reptiles will benefit.
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How California's climate policies created an economic boonAccording to the first comprehensive study of the economic effects of climate programs in California's Inland Empire, Riverside and San Bernardino counties experienced a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 jobs from 2010 through 2016.
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Life's Too Short For Vacuuming and Mopping - Pawn Them Off to Robots Starting At $150 ILIFE A4S Robotic Vacuum , $150 with code PB4ZZEMG Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore , and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient! While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11 , this ILIFE A4S vacuum has very good reviews, and is insanely affordable today at $150 with promo code PB4ZZEMG
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Facebook’s original video platform will launch with Mike Rowe, MLB, and more Enlarge (credit: Facebook) Facebook has been amping up its video efforts recently, particularly by acquiring rights to live sports and reportedly experimenting with its own original content. Now we have confirmation of that original content, plus a new service from the company: Facebook Watch. According to a blog post by Facebook's Director of Product Daniel Danker, Watch is a new tab in Facebook
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The Grimy, Chaotic Thrills of Good Time Readers, be warned: Good Time is not the easygoing romp its title suggests. The new movie from Joshua and Benny Safdie, the sibling team of indie filmmakers behind abrasive micro-budget cult hits like Daddy Longlegs and Heaven Knows What, is hardly a fun experience at the theater, but it is an unforgettable one. Propulsive, urgent, and frequently disturbing, Good Time is a techno-scored, 21st-cen
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Vinyl cyanide found on Titan—aliens, have at it Science The compound might be suitable for cell membranes. One man's trash is another's treasure. One researcher found evidence of a compound that could create alien cell membranes on the Saturn moon Titan .
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Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissorsChimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. Even though it might take them longer, they are indeed able to learn the game as well as a young child. Jie Gao of Kyoto University in Japan and Peking University in China is lead author of a study in the journal Primates, which
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A new chloroplast role for making biofuelsMichigan State University researchers are experimenting with harvesting seed oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets and cars.
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Researchers calculate new compensation 'benchmark' for victims of violent crimeResearchers have calculated a new benchmark for compensation pay-outs that are awarded to victims of violent crime.
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Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challengeFacebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix.
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Trilobites: Bone’s Marks Suggest a Cannibal Ritual in Ancient BritainResearchers have found a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone that might have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic funeral ritual 15,000 years ago.
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Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental HealthFrom the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.
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Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy ParadiseThe power grid of the future will require sunny skies above and energy storage below. Thanks to Tesla, Kauai has both.
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Mobileye Joins Waymo and Uber in Testing Self-Driving Cars in ArizonaA nice place to settle down and get some testing done.
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Engineers find better way to detect nanoparticlesIt's long been thought that two's company and three's a crowd. But electrical and systems engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their collaborators have shown that the addition of a third nanoscatterer, complementing two "tuning" nanoscatterers, to a photonics resonator makes for a fascinating physics party.
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NASA Explores potential of altered realities for space engineering and scienceVirtual and augmented reality are transforming the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry. A team of NASA technologists now is investigating how this immersive technology could profit agency engineers and scientists, particularly in the design and construction of spacecraft and the interpretation of scientific data.
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Is something better than nothing? The many ineffective ways we treat nocturnal leg crampsWhile leg cramps won't kill you, they can make you miserable when you are trying to sleep. There's not much evidence for effective treatments, and there are far more proposed treatments than there is evidence.
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Getting medieval: A military analysis of Game of Thrones’ Westeros War Enlarge / That's gotta hurt. (credit: HBO) Warning : This post contains spoilers for the already aired episodes in season 7 of Game of Thrones . With the seventh season of HBO's Game of Thrones at its halfway point, Westeros is at war yet again. In the last two episodes (episodes 3 and 4), the forces aligned with Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister have met upon the fields (and seas) of battl
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Sea level is a surprisingly variable parameterEvery measurement starts at zero. This simple fact is anything but trivial when it comes to measuring geographic elevations, as opinions have long differed about how mean sea level should be defined. Sea level as a reference point changes not only with the tides but also differs depending on the location at which it is measured. The fact that global warming is causing changes in sea levels does no
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Beyond Trump—why power companies should be investing now in carbon-free electricityWhen utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. They typically will run for 40 or more years – 10 U.S. presidential terms. Much can change during that time.
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Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school yearNearly 1.5 million U.S. college students are expected to save an estimated $145 million in the 2017-18 academic year by using free textbooks from OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher of open education resource materials.
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New observations of Crab Nebula and pulsar reveal polarised emissionsNew observations of polarised X-rays from the Crab Nebula and Pulsar, published today in Scientific Reports, 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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Cellular transport routesUnlike many other organisms, plants can't simply run away from environmental conditions that change for the worse. Nonetheless, plants have the ability to react to environmental effects. These reactions are initially subtle, occurring within their individual cells, where plants move proteins. This process, known as protein transport, is the foundation for a complex biological response mechanism.
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Yoda bat officially recognised as new speciesAn unusual breed of fruit bat—previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master—has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.
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Pennsylvania hospital neurosurgeon performs first endoscopic minimally invasive spinal surgery in PANeil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy in Pennsylvania.
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Marijuana's Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow. Here's WhyMarijuana's popularity among American adults is on the rise — and use of the recreational drug is expected to continue to increase, according to several surveys.
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NASA’s plasma rocket making progress toward a 100-hour firing Enlarge / With 200 kW of solar power, the VASIMR engine could be used as a lunar tug. (credit: Ad Astra Rocket Company) Almost everyone recognizes that if humans are truly to go deeper into the Solar System, we need faster and more efficient propulsion systems than conventional chemical rockets. Rocket engines powered by chemical propellants are great for breaking the chains of Earth's gravity, b
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Scientists find new method to control electronic properties of nanocrystalsResearchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects of an important method for modulating semiconductors. The method, which works by creating open spaces or "vacancies" in a material's structure, enables scientists to tune the electronic properties of semiconductor nanocrys
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Image: Liquid propellant tanks for NASA's powerful Space Launch System rocketNASA's powerful Space Launch System rocket is a few steps closer to launching the Orion spacecraft now that its liquid propellant tanks are ready for testing.
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DNA Testing Data Is Disturbingly Vulnerable to Hackers Image: Wikimedia Commons Hidden within our genetic code is a vast treasure trove of personal information about our health, relationships, personality and family history. Given all the sensitive details that a DNA test can reveal, you would hope that the people and programs handling that information would be vigilant in safeguarding its security. But it turns out that’s not necessarily the case. I
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What changes minds about climate change?Seventy percent of Americans now believe global warming is occurring, and more than half understand that it is mainly caused by human activity, a new report reveals. This is an improvement over 2013, said Edward Maibach, a principal investigator on the report, which came out of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
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Test results after stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma can confuse patients and doctors about cancer's statusIt's a cancer of the plasma cells, which normally make an array of antibodies that protect us from infection.
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Chickenpox virus fatal in newly discovered immunodeficiencyA new study has identified an immunodeficiency which leads to some people becoming seriously ill from the chickenpox virus. The discovery of the gene mutation may help to improve prevention and treatment of the disease. It also contributes with fundamental new knowledge about the immune system.
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From hot to cold: How to move objects at the nanoscaleApplying a temperature difference at the ends of a graphene membrane, nanocluster laying on it will drift from the hot region to the cold one. The so-called thermophoretic force should not decrease as the sheet length rises, sporting a 'ballistic behavior'. Simulations show that vertical thermal oscillations of the membrane flow ballistically from hot to cold, providing a push to the object in the
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Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognizedAn unusual breed of fruit bat -- previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master -- has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.
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Microwave technology improves the properties of grape-derived productsThe WINESENSE project has successfully developed a novel extraction process for grape marc, resulting in higher polyphenol content. The consortium is already working on products for the cosmetics industry.
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This Timelapse Turns LA's Nightmarish Traffic Into the City's Most Beautiful Feature GIF Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city’s overwhelming traffic and perpetually-gridlocked highways. But through the lens of Ralph & Randy’s timelapse cameras , LA’s traffic nightmare somehow looks like best reason to head to the West Coast. The seventh video in their TimeLAX series , which makes the city of
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Investigating the death of a great white sharkOn a cold morning in Mossel Bay, South Africa, researchers, interns and members of the public gathered for a unique experience. They came to witness the dissection of a 3.2 meter great white shark.
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A wheeled robot to monitor grape growthJust like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU consortium has developed VineRobot, an 'Unmanned ground vehicle' (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.
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In Photos: 13-Million-Year-Old Primate Skull DiscoveredScientists have discovered the skull of a small primate that may reveal what the last common ancestor of living apes and humans may have looked like. Here's a look at photos of the skull and excavation site in Kenya.
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Clash about baby’s midnight crying hurts coparenting When mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to waking infants in the middle of the night, their coparenting relationship can suffer, new research suggests. In a new study, researchers asked mothers and fathers how they felt about responding to night wakings—for example, whether they should attend to their crying infant right away or let him or her self-soothe—and their perc
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Cellular transport routesKonstanz biologists discovered a previously unknown function of the SH3P2 protein, which plays an important role in the protein transport process of plants.
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Dendritic Golgi as key cause of degenerative brain diseaseKorean researchers have identified the early neuropathic mechanism of degenerative brain diseases and suggested ways to restore early neuropathy. It is expected to be used in the development of therapeutic agents for early neuropathy of degenerative brain diseases.
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New insight into how immune cells are formedIn contrast to what has been previously believed, development of blood stem cells to mast cells, a type of specialised immune cell, does not depend on a growth factor called stem cell factor. This has been demonstrated in a new collaborative study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, and published in the scientific journal Blood. The results could pave the way for new tr
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Researchers find the genes responsible for motor and vocal tics in childrenTourette's syndrome is a problem with the nervous system -- such people make sudden movements or blurt out words they don't intend to say. Doctors don't know exactly what causes these problems.The scientists found that people who suffer from Tourette's syndrome have modifications in two genes -- NRXN1 and CNTN6. Duplications in CNTN6 were linked to the condition for the first time.This knowledge h
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Routine hospital tool found to predict poor outcomes after liver transplantationA routinely used hospital tool can predict which liver transplant recipients are more likely to do poorly after surgery, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai. The findings could help doctors identify which patients should receive physical therapy or other targeted interventions to improve their recovery.
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Obese heart surgery patients require significantly more ICU resourcesAfter heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care, according to a study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
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Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissorsChimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. Jie Gao of Kyoto University in Japan and Peking University in China is lead author of a study in the journal Primates, which is the official journal of the Japan Monkey Centre, and is published by Springer.
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Secondhand opinionsTracking 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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Scientists unlock planthoppers' role in rice stripe virus reproductionRecently, researchers from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus, and have published this work in eLife.
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The cost of malnutrition: Study shows nutrition program could save hospitals up to $3,800 per patientNew research shows significant cost savings for hospitals when they implement a nutrition program.
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Healthy diet could decrease gestational diabetes risk for South Asian womenResearch was based on data from the START Birth Cohort study, which includes more than 1,000 women in their second trimester of pregnancy.
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Belief in neuromyths is extremely commonNeuromyths are common misconceptions about brain research, many of which relate to learning and education. Researchers have surveyed educators, the public and people who have completed neuroscience courses, to assess their belief in neuromyths. The survey revealed that neuromyth beliefs are remarkably prevalent. Training in education and neuroscience helped reduce but did not eliminate belief in n
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Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questionedHumans may have exited out of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests. Findings from the Macquarie University-led study also suggest humans could have potentially made the crossing to Australia even earlier than the accepted 60,000 to 65,000 years ago.
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Why massive galaxies don't dance in crowdsAustralian scientists have discovered why heavyweight galaxies living in a dense crowd of galaxies tend to spin more slowly than their lighter neighbours. Contrary to earlier thinking, the spin rate of the galaxy is determined by its mass, rather than how crowded its neighbourhood is.
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Want to fix America's infrastructure? Build in the places that need help the mostPolitical debates over U.S. infrastructure spending are painfully incomplete. The discussion focuses almost exclusively on how much money should be spent, ignoring important questions about what projects are most needed and where those projects should be placed.
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Unzipping Zipf's Law: Solution to a century-old linguistic problemDid you know that in every language, the most frequent word occurs twice as often as the second most frequent word? This phenomenon called 'Zipf's law' is more than one century old, but until now, scientists have not been able to elucidate it exactly. Sander Lestrade, a linguist at Radboud University in The Netherlands, proposes a new solution to this notorious problem in PLOS ONE.
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Seeing without eyes – the unexpected world of nonvisual photoreceptionWe humans are uncommonly visual creatures. And those of us endowed with normal sight are used to thinking of our eyes as vital to how we experience the world.
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Harnessingthe properties of a remarkable 2-D materialCharacterizing the thermal properties of crystalline molybdenum disulfide, an important two-dimensional (2-D) material, has proven challenging. Now researchers from A*STAR have developed a simple technique that could pave the way for its use in a wide range of new applications in energy storage, optoelectronic and flexible electronic devices.
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Versatile coating for magnesium could eventually lead to better bone implantsBroken bones may be repaired more effectively by using a biodegradable coating for magnesium-based metal implants.
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Textured LED gives green light to Li-FiStandard light-emitting diodes (LEDs) used for home lighting can now transmit data more rapidly between electronic devices, thanks to new research from A*STAR.
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Metal in shellfish may boost endometrial cancer risk Women with high levels of cadmium—a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver, and shellfish, as well as tobacco—may have an increased risk of endometrial cancer, a new study suggests. The findings could lead to new treatments or interventions to prevent the fourth most common cancer in women. “…we found a statistically significant increased risk of the cancer associated with a woman’s
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Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a FriendThe protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
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Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.