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Atrial fibrillation risk rises with decreasing kidney functionA new study indicates that individuals with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat.
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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. Medical researchers have now managed to identify an immune system cell type that can be used in a targeted attempt to control the inflammatory response
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GM's Cruise Starts Self-Driving Pilot, Mazda Launches New Engine, and More Car News This WeekPlus: what's up with that guy dressed as a car seat in a not-so-self-driving car.
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DC’s transit agency rejected ads touting the First Amendment (really) Enlarge / Issue ads like this one from 2012 used to be commonplace in the DC metro. (credit: outtacontext ) The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the government agency that operates the capital region's subway system and its primary bus network. The ACLU argues that the transit agency's policies for accepting advertisements on its
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Now You Can Get a Morning-Transforming Wake-Up Light For $30 Vansky Sunrise Alarm Clock , Deluxe Edition, $30 with code SXJIFYYQ Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products , but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money . Just like the Philips light, Vansky’s Sunrise Alarm Clock fades in a sunrise-simulating light for 30 minutes prior to your designated wake-up time, and then finishes the job with your choic
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Doctors Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks ResistanceThere is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
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Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA MalwareMalicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.
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Gadgets: Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet, prime choiceThe Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa is a great little tablet, especially combined with an Amazon Prime membership.
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Jurassic mammals were first to glide with ‘wings’ The forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees using long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes, two 160 million-year-old fossils discovered in China suggest. The discovery indicates that the volant, or flying, way of life evolved among mammalian ancestors 100 million years earlier than the first modern mammal fliers. Photograph of the fo
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Ugh, Today's Google Doodle Is Really Good GIF Image: Google/Gizmodo As the world continues to freak out over that (now former) Google employee’s offensive memo , Google went and did something cool for once. It made a good Doodle. No, seriously, it’s true. To celebrate the 44th anniversary of the block party that (the story goes) started the hip hop movement, today’s Google Doodle is an interactive turntable that lets you be a DJ. You can
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Can’t Let Go of ‘S-Town’? Here’s What to Read NextMercury poisoning, poetry, tattoos and sundials: These are the stories that explore the podcast’s most remarkable moments.
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Plastic films incorporating N-halamines could sanitize food production facilitiesSpecially designed plastic films can prevent bacterial contamination in the food and biomedical industries, according to research published Aug. 11 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
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Watercraft design: A smoother ride over troubled watersResearchers are developing the science that will improve soft-hull watercraft design. Their findings could help make a rough ride over choppy waters a lot smoother.
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Higher income individuals more physically active, yet more sedentaryNew research finds that higher income individuals are more likely to be 'weekend warriors,' getting most of their activity on only a few days a week.
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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 provide additional evidence for the substantial impact of routine rotavirus vaccination.
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Plants love microbes, and so do farmersThe Australian Sunshine Coast's plant diversity has helped researchers confirm that nurture has the upper hand -- at least when it comes to plant microbes. A study of microbial communities necessary for plant development could improve crop and plant yields.
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Photos of the Week: 8/5–8/11 A trip through Geirangerfjord in Norway, an earthquake in China, a submerged monastery in Russia, contentious elections in Kenya, the crowning of King Puck in Ireland, and much more.
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This paper battery is powered by bacteria in your spit " data-lgsrc="http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/large_16x9/public/images/2017/08/spit_take.jpg?itok=__nG_cAX&fc=50,50" data-medsrc="http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/medium_16x9/public/images/2017/08/spit_take.jpg?itok=7IRMcf1t&fc=50,50"> From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Sometimes a Duracell just won’t do. Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a p
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Glowing Eyes Don't Save the New Teddy Ruxpin From Being a Boring Clone of the '80s Hit GIF By today’s standards the original Teddy Ruxpin , essentially a stuffed toy bear wrapped around a cassette player, borders on archaic, but in 1985 few toys incorporated any kind of technology, and the bear felt as futuristic to a seven-year-old version of me as the original iPhone did a decade ago. It was one of the first toys that helped spark my lifelong obsession with gadgets, which is why
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Specialty mental health probation means fewer rearrests Placing people with mental illness who have been arrested on “specialty mental health probation” could lead to fewer rearrests than placing them on traditional probation, a new study suggests. “Specialty probation holds substantial promise as a method for reducing mass incarceration for people with mental illness…” Each year, some two million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other
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Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crewEating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers.
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No Country for Colin Kaepernick A year ago, Colin Kaepernick—as an injured San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback during an exhibition game—began his practice of sitting during the pregame rendition of the national anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. Through the season, even as he regained the starting gig for 11 game
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Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin? President Trump is most comfortable when he’s on the verbal offensive. He loves a good war of words, whether his target is a foreign adversary, a foreign ally, a Republican rival, or Rosie O’Donnell. According to a New York Times tally , Trump has attacked 351 separate people, places, and things on Twitter alone since July 2015. The president has demonstrated that tendency this week, with his esc
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Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological modelMassive debris flows below the waves can trigger devastating tsunamis, but sometimes they generate the merest ripple – now we know why
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Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunitiesPsychologists have discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later.
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The conch is mostly gone from Florida. Can the Bahamas save the queen?The queen of the sea, a monster mollusk that inspired its own republic in Florida but now is as likely to be found in a frying pan or a gift shop as the ocean floor, is in trouble.
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Goldfish Brew Their Own Booze to Survive Frozen Ponds Lippy the goldfish (Image: Benson Kua /Flickr) It’s just you and your mates in a hotel, braving the dark and the cold, sealed off from the outside world. But you soon find it hard to breathe. The oxygen levels are dropping, and you just don’t know why. Better get drunk, you think. You’re a goldfish, after all. Goldfish have a special adaptation to deal with the low-oxygen environments beneath fro
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After losing Patreon account, crowdfunded anti-refugee ship is adrift—literally Enlarge / The Generation Identity crowdfunded ship C-Star broke down off Libya's coast this morning. (credit: Sea-Eye) A right-wing "European identity" group called Generation Identity crowdfunded enough to hire a ship in order to intercept refugees from North Africa trying to reach Europe. But as the effort cast off in July, Patreon cancelled an account being used to fund the efforts. And today,
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Last Day to Order Eclipse Glasses from Amazon Via Ground ShippingToday is the last day to order solar eclipse glasses from Amazon in order to get them on time for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
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Snap stock hits lowest level since IPO after paltry earningsShares of Snap Inc. are down sharply after the parent company of Snapchat reported paltry earnings .
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A NASA triple-view of Hurricane Franklin's fade outNASA's GPM, Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites provided three different views of the now fizzled and former Hurricane Franklin.
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Researchers use machine learning to spot counterfeit consumer productsA team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product.
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Ice Cream Classic: Results! Mmmm, tasty! The winner today is Team Strawberry, but it was a delicious battle all around. Congrats to everyone, and now if you don’t mind, the admins need to run out of HQ and find the closest ice cream truck. Artwork by Rabbit Giraud
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The Bewildering Story Of How Karma Funded A 'Spy Car' To Maybe Steal A Startup's Tech The ill-fated Fisker Karma hybrid car is getting a new lease on life, of sorts, resurrected under new ownership as the Karma Revero . The Revero is fundamentally the same as the old Fisker Karma but with minor updates from some new hardware and software. But an even smaller company in the world of electric cars claims that it’s actually responsible for this tech, that Karma obtained it in secret
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The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundleThe future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming services that could rival the cost of a $100 cable bundle—but that are way more difficult to use.
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Fish sauced? Goldfish turn to alcohol to survive icy wintersResearchers uncover the evolved ability of goldfish to generate alcohol when deprived of oxygen.
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Humans were in Indonesia more than 63,000 years ago Enlarge / Lida Ajer modern human tooth (left top) with its corresponding scanned image (left bottom) compared to an orangutan tooth (right) (credit: Tanya Smith and Rokus Awe Due) In the Padang Highlands of western Sumatra, a large island in Indonesia, there is a small cave called Lida Ajer that has long offered up clues about human history. Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugene Dubois first excavated
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We finally know how your tongue tells your brain what you're tasting Science They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth. What makes something sweet or bitter? A new study finds that it all depends on unique signaling molecules, and when you swap them, the tastes get all mixed up.
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Rio Looks Apocalyptic a Year After the Olympics The abandoned Aquatics Stadium in the Olympic Park (Photo: Getty) The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were doomed from the start. Some daft optimists thought that maybe, just maybe, if we just believed in Brazil, the politicians would pull through on their promises that the games would lift the city up to a new level of prosperity. But a year later, the opposite is true . Reports from Rio
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Canada orders reduced ship speeds to prevent right whale deathsCanadian officials on Friday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales.
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How Trump's Transgender Ban Compromises His Military Authority “Our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned,” presidential adviser Stephen Miller told the nation on February 13. Rarely has a prophecy been quite this wrong. As president, Donald Trump has displayed a perverse genius: He is able to convinc
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Is Snapchat Doomed? Snap was hailed as the next Facebook . It is starting to look like the next Twitter. Alright, perhaps that’s unfair. But in its latest earnings report, Snap (formerly Snapchat, which remains the name of the company’s app) announced some awfully Twitterish news. User growth has declined and quarterly losses tripled, compared to the same period last year. The company is on pace to lose more than $1
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Trump's Gratitude for the 'Bad Guys' It took President Donald Trump more than 10 days to comment on Russia’s expulsion of 755 personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and when he did Thursday, he said: “I want to thank him [Russian President Vladimir Putin] because we’re trying to cut down on payroll, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people, because now we have a smaller payroll. T
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The Director Behind Some of the Most Iconic Music Videos of the 2000s I match the profile of perhaps Dave Meyers’s most notorious type of fan. As the director began making regular appearances on MTV’s Making the Video in the early 2000s, I hit puberty and set about adjusting my tastes to the pop-culture sights and sounds available to me. Meyers is, in part, responsible for many of them. I can remember sitting on the island countertop in my parents’ kitchen, neck cr
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Can Facebook get people to tune into shows on the social network?Watching video online is getting more social.
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Cassini's Final Dives Will Take Us Where No Spacecraft Has Gone Before As things here on Earth become increasingly more Theater of the Absurd, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft whizzes millions of miles away , unaffected by our intra-human squabbling. After 20 years of heading toward and exploring the Saturn system, on September 15th, Cassini will plunge itself into the planet’s atmosphere, broadcasting the whole thing like a tearfully beautiful sequel to The Iron Giant . T
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FCC faces backlash for saying Americans might not need fast home Internet Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jenner Images) American Internet users are telling the Federal Communications Commission that mobile broadband is not a full replacement for fast home Internet service. This week, the FCC kicked off its annual analysis of broadband deployment and signaled that it might determine that smartphone access is a proper substitute for cable or fiber Internet . In doing so
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Will the Great American Eclipse make animals act strangely? Science says yesIt's not just humans who will be affected by the Great American Eclipse coming on Aug. 21 - expect animals to act strangely too.
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A NASA triple-view of Hurricane Franklin's fade outNASA's GPM, Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites provided three different views of the now fizzled and former Hurricane Franklin.
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Researchers use machine learning to spot counterfeit consumer productsA team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product.
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Canary in a coal mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution's effects on birdsWriting Aug. 11 in the journal Environmental Research Letters, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tracey Holloway, an expert on air quality, and her former graduate student Olivia Sanderfoot sort through nearly 70 years of the scientific literature to assess the state of knowledge of how air pollution directly affects the health, well-being, reproductive success and diversity of birds.
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Tottering piglets can’t walk at first but learn super-fastVideo analysis shows that it only takes piglets 8 hours to learn to gain full control over their limbs, allowing them to walk as confidently as adult pigs
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Trump says he’ll declare US opioid epidemic a national emergencyPresident Trump plans to declare the opioid crisis an emergency after all, a move that should free up funds. But how much, and how they’ll be used, is unclear
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NASA watches the Sun put a stop to its own eruptionOn Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. A filament—a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar eruptions—rose from the surface, gaining energy and speed as it soared. But instead of erupting from the Sun, the filament collapsed, shredded to pieces by invisible magnetic forces.
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Canary in a coal mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution's effects on birdsFamously, the use of caged birds to alert miners to the invisible dangers of gases such as carbon monoxide gave rise to the cautionary metaphor "canary in a coal mine."
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Today's Best Deals: GORUCK Backpack, Wine Aerator, Air Mattress, and More An air mattress that keeps itself inflated all night , an electric wine aerator , and your last chance to save over $40 on our readers’ favorite backpack lead off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Poweradd Power Strip Gold Box Half the stuff you plug in these days probably plugs into USB, so it makes sense for your power strips
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Success In Placing Shelter Dogs Takes More Than Temperament Tests Blogger Alva Noë talks with a dog trainer who says the need to give shelters, handlers and adopters the resources required to keep dogs and people supported and safe is critical in the process. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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New mission going to the space station to explore mysteries of 'cosmic rain'A new experiment set for an Aug. 14 launch to the International Space Station will provide an unprecedented look at a rain of particles from deep space, called cosmic rays, that constantly showers our planet. The Cosmic Ray Energetics And Mass mission destined for the International Space Station (ISS-CREAM) is designed to measure the highest-energy particles of any detector yet flown in space.
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Endangered species petition for bluefin tuna rejectedFederal fisheries managers rejected a petition to list Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered this week, concluding that the species is stable, despite its historic low numbers.
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Messages from the world's smallest space probeThe world's smallest space probe, conceived at Menlo Park's visionary Breakthrough Starshot, has phoned home.
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Artificial intelligence identifies plant species for science Deep-learning methods successfully classify thousands of herbarium samples. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22442
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Stop hoarding ancient bones, plead archaeologists Scientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22445
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Medieval Gospel Made of Sheep, Calves, Deer ... and Goat?During medieval times, bookmakers fashioned the pages and cover of a rare copy of the Gospel of Luke out of five different types of animals: calves, two species of deer, sheep and goat, according to new research.
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NASA watches the Sun put a stop to its own eruptionOn Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched a failed solar eruption. Because scientists had so many eyes on the event, they were able to explain how the Sun's magnetic landscape shredded its own eruption.
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New mission going to the space station to explore mysteries of 'cosmic rain'The ongoing fires that have been plaguing British Columbia for most of the summer are causing air hazards across the province and even parts of the US.
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How-to photograph a meteor shower DIY Head for the country and point your camera toward the sky. Meteor showers can be amazing things to photograph. But, before you point your camera upward, here are a few simple tips to make sure you get the most out of your night…
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Man Charged With Killing Missing Journalist After Crowdfunded Sub Sinks [Updated] Photo: Wikimedia Commons On Friday, the UC3 Nautilus, a famous DIY submarine, sank off the coast of Denmark. Its owner, Peter Madsen, was later rescued and claimed he’d had technical difficulties. Copenhagen police now say that they’ve charged Madsen with killing a Swedish woman who was last seen with him on board the submarine. When the UC3 Nautilus was first launched in 2008, it was touted as t
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Report: Amazon looking to sell sports, music tickets and encroach on TicketmasterAmazon is reportedly in talks with sports and concert venues to sell tickets, a move that could challenge Ticketmaster's dominance in the business.
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Military tech could be Amazon’s secret to cheap, non-refrigerated food Enlarge Amazon is using everything at its disposal to take on the grocery and food delivery business. The online retailer purchased Whole Foods Market in June for $13.7 billion, announced new meal-prep boxes that challenge Blue Apron in July, and now it's turning to the military for its next move. According to a CNBC report , Amazon wants to use military food technology to create prepared meals t
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First data transmission through terahertz multiplexer: 100 times faster than today's bestResearchers 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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Goldfish go months without oxygen by making alcohol inside cellsGoldfish and crucian carp have evolved enzymes that turn carbohydrates into alcohol when no oxygen is available – helping the fish survive in ice-locked pools
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The Art of Teaching the Youngest Students Scattered around a meeting room in groups of three or four, 13 women bent over laptop computers and smartphones, squinting at Colorado’s hundreds of child-care regulations. They were child-care and preschool employees from all over Denver on a scavenger hunt of sorts, searching for answers to worksheet questions such as how quickly child-care workers must be trained on child-abuse reporting and w
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Washington Ideas: The Atlantic and Aspen Institute to Convene Annual Marquee Festival on September 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. (August 11, 2017)— The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute will present Washington Ideas , the annual must-attend event bringing the most consequential people and issues to Washington’s Penn Quarter, this year taking place from September 26-28. Building on nearly a decade of success, thousands of attendees, and hundreds of speakers, Washington Ideas continues to expand its footprint
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What should you look for during the total solar eclipse? A few out-of-this world highlightsWith your solar glasses or a special viewer, watch for the partial phases of the eclipse as the moon passes over the sun, a stage that lasts for a few hours. But during those seconds or moments you see the full eclipse, you really want to watch for these highlights:
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Trump Administration Targets CO2 Standards for VehiclesCalifornia officials have vowed a fierce legal battle if the federal rules change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Woman: Uber driver drove perpendicular to traffic, leading to serious accident Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) An Illinois amateur runner sued Uber in state court in New Jersey on Friday, claiming that a negligent driver caused a significant traffic accident last year. The accident resulted in Katherine Vesce being knocked unconscious and sustaining a "serious knee injury." Vesce was en route to the New York City marathon, but she was hurt so badly that she
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How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud Image: Gizmodo Whether you’re zooming down the freeway, or crammed into a subway car, or even in a darkened movie theater, it’s not always convenient or possible to pull up your smartphone’s screen as you normally would. But with a few tweaks to your phone’s OS you can get the most important information off your phone without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get all the good stuf
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Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertilityThe origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described. To elucidate the nature of these immune cells, the researchers used a novel cell tracing method. Their findings are of fundamental importance. They may help understand certain kinds of infertility in men and find new treatments for them.
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Critical insights into T-cell developmentMutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Material-independent nanocoating antimicrobial spray extends the shelf life of produceScientists have developed a sprayable nanocoating technique using plant-derived polyphenol that can be applied to any surface. This new nanocoating process can be completed in seconds to form nanometer-thick films, allowing for the coating of commodity goods, such as shoe insoles and fruits, in a controlled fashion.
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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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The FBI Says ISIS Used Phony eBay Listings to Funnel Cash to US Operative Credit: Getty A senior official for the Islamic State used phony eBay deals to funnel money to an operative living in the US, according to an unsealed FBI affidavit. The alleged US operative, Maryland-based Mohamed Elshinawy, was charged with attempting to support ISIS in December 2015. Federal agents believed he was selling computer printers on eBay as a front for receiving funds via PayPal from
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Prehistoric Beast Evolved a Freaky-Ass Skull From Millions of Years of Head-Butting Very silly artists conception of Moschops capensis (Image: Dmitry Bogdanov /Wikipedia Commons) If you have to smash your head all the time, you’d hope that your body had some mechanism to prevent your brain from rattling out. Knock that noggin around enough, and eventually (on evolutionary scales, that is), you might end up looking, well, very silly. But scientists really wanted to understand how
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HBO offered 'bounty' to hackers: reportHBO offered a reward of $250,000 in response to a data breach at the television group that produces "Game of Thrones," according to a report from a leaked memo.
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A Question for Google's CEO When CEO Sundar Pichai addressed a controversial memo about diversity that circulated inside Google, culminating in the termination of its author, James Damore, he began by telling the company’s 72,053 employees that “we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with
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When Someone Melts Down in Public, Can I Record It? (Please?)There might be a civic duty you're fulfilling—or you might just be a voyeur.
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Here's How Much Food an iPhone Charger Is WorthStefen Chow and Hui-Yi show you just how far the cost of that charger or knock-off handbag could go.
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A smoother ride over troubled watersBoating through choppy waters can be an exciting but physically exhausting experience. Now researchers at Utah State University's Splash Lab are taking steps toward the design of an inflatable speedboat that absorbs wave energy and provides a smoother ride for passengers.
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NASA sees formation of comma-shaped Tropical Storm 14WThe fourteenth tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed about 200 miles away from Wake Island and a NASA-NOAA satellite saw it take on a comma-shape.
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South Sudan's Last Surgeon and the Church of Duterte: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing The Hero of Bunj Amanda Sperber | Roads & Kingdoms “Even though it serves a community of roughly 200,000 people, Bunj hospital in South Sudan is a bare-bones affair. The walls are dingy, medical supplies are scarce, and there’s only one operating table, which sits starkly in the center of a white-tiled room. With 120 beds, the majority of patients share space on mats and fabric on the well-swept
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Valgteknologi fyldt med sikkerhedshullerI juli fik lektor fra IT-Universitetet opmærksomhed i hele verden, da han hackede en valgcomputer på kun to minutter.
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14,700 years ago, cannibals conducted rituals in this English cave PLoS Nestled in the dramatic Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, UK, there's a roomy limestone cave called Gough's Cave where a few generations of people lived about 14,700 years ago. They littered the floor with the remnants of their meals, leaving hundreds of bones behind for archaeologists to find. Now, scientists have analyzed these bones and discovered that some of them are from six separate human be
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A smoother ride over troubled watersResearchers at USU's Splash Lab are developing the science that will improve soft-hull watercraft design. Their findings could help make a rough ride over choppy waters a lot smoother.
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Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face | Anne MaddenBehold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes -- we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them -- but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they're sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren't
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Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic CannibalismPatterns carved in an arm bone could mean the gruesome practice held some ceremonial value for Paleolithic people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might WorkBizarre reports claim that U.S. workers at the embassy in Havana were made ill by a covert sonic device, but how exactly would such a sonic weapon work?
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This simple trick keeps pollution out of your car After conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, engineers discovered a simple shift can reduce the health risks of air pollution on the road. Research has linked an increased amount of air pollutants to a whole host of medical maladies, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory issues, and even lung cancer. “We found a significant difference between running the fan versus runn
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Nukes, Warheads and Guam: How Did We Get Here, and What Should Happen Next?Sanctions won’t end ‘cold war’ with North Korea, but diplomacy is still on the table, one expert says -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Are Sea Levels Around Miami Rising So Much Faster Than Other Places? Flooding in Miami Beach, Florida in September 2014. Image: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky In Miami, it’s no secret that sunny day flooding is occurring more often, nor that rising sea levels and climate change are to blame. But, as is often the case when you drill down into the inner workings of our planet, the full story is a bit more complicated. Sea levels in South Florida have gone up about a foot sin
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Supportive relationships linked to willingness to pursue opportunitiesCarnegie Mellon University psychologists have discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges and that those who accepted the challenges experienced more personal growth, happiness, psychological well-being and better relationship functioning months later.
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NASA sees formation of comma-shaped Tropical Storm 14WThe fourteenth tropical cyclone of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed about 200 miles away from Wake Island and a NASA-NOAA satellite saw it take on a comma-shape.
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Jackdaws flap their wings to save energyFor the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists have now shown that jackdaws minimize their energy consumption when they lift off and fly, because the feathers on their wing tips create several small vortices instead of a single large one. The discovery could potentially be applied within the aeronautical industry.
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New malaria analysis method reveals disease severity in minutesInvestigators have found that measuring changes in red blood cell deformability is a robust, sensitive method for inferring heme-induced oxidative stress. Using a simple device that measures RBC deformability, malaria progression may be assessed in a matter of minutes.
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New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect diseaseResearchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.
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In terms of health, having any job is not necessarily better than not having a jobPeople employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed.
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The Moody, Mixed Messages of Wind River At the end of Wind River , the major-film directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, we are informed that no records are kept of how many Native American women go missing each year. It is an odd political note on which to conclude. Because while Wind River revolves around the disappearance and death of a young Native American woman, she is largely missing from the film herself, appearing alive only in
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Tyler DeWitt: How Do We Get Kids Hooked On Science? When a student complained that science textbooks were boring, teacher Tyler DeWitt got thinking about how he can make his lessons fun. DeWitt recounts his quest to make kids care about science. (Image credit: Ramy Nassar/TED)
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Disturbing Data Visualization Shows Just How Many People Would Die in a Nuclear War GIF Data visualization artist Neil Halloran has a knack for turning incomprehensibly large and complex data sets into content that’s both coherent and engrossing. In his latest project, the filmmaker uses his skills to convey the unthinkable: the total number of deaths caused by an all-out nuclear war. A couple of years ago, Halloran used animated data visualizations to illustrate how many soldie
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Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planetsScientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune -- the most distant planet in our solar system.
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Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situationsHuman eye contact is an important information source. Nonetheless, so far, possibilities to recognize eye contact in everyday situations have been very limited. Computer scientists have now developed a method by the aid of which it is possible to detect eye contact, independent of the type and size of the target object, the position of the camera, or the environment.
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Save $4 On One of the Best USB-C Cables You Can Buy Anker 6' PowerLine + USB to USB-C Cable , $10 USB-C is eating the world, so it’s probably a good idea to invest in quality cables that will last. Anker’s PowerLine cables are our readers’ favorites , and the nylon-wrapped PowerLine+ models are even better. Get a USB 3.0 to USB-C 6' cable for $10 today, or about $4 less than usual.
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Many women diagnosed with cancer have sexual health concernsA new review published in the European Journal of Cancer Care indicates that, in women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer.
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Temple Hospital offering innovative approach to treat patients with complex temporal bone defectsTemple University Hospital is offering an innovative approach to treat patients with complex temporal bone defects, including conditions known as tegmen dehiscence and temporal encephalocele (TE). The temporal bones are a pair of bones that form part of the side of the skull. They perform several key structural functions, including enclosing the middle and inner ear and supporting the temple. In a
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Can eating almonds raise ‘good’ cholesterol? Eating almonds regularly may boost levels of HDL cholesterol, so-called “good cholesterol,” while also helping the body to remove cholesterol, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers compared the levels and function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol) in people who ate almonds every day to the HDL levels and function of the same group of people when they ate a muffin instead.
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U.S. Biomedical Research Facilities Still Unprepared for Natural Disasters and AttacksScience panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CRISPR-gennembrud giver håb for organtransplantation fra grise til menneskerDanske forskere har været med til at løse det første store problem i forskningen med transplantationer fra grise. Gennembruddet kan i løbet af få år være med til at rede de mange patienter, der venter på raske organer.
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Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidlyThe bodies of ants and other insects are covered with a thin, wax-like layer that protects them from desiccation and enables them to exchange information, in social insects, for instance, to differentiate between enemies and nestmates. Its double function makes this layer not only essential to survive but also unique to the extent that it can serve as an unambiguous characteristic for the identifi
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Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidlyBiologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany recently established that ants can adapt their hydrocarbon profile quickly during the course of evolution and rapidly adapt to external selection pressures.
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Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind powerThe same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines.
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Defense Secretary James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley’s AI AscentThe academic and commercial spheres are seeing rapid advances in AI technology. And the Pentagon wants in.
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Star Wars and Iron Man may not disappear from Netflix in 2019 after all Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) Earlier this week, Disney announced plans to pull many of its popular titles from Netflix in 2019 and put them on its own new forthcoming streaming service. While many children's movies like Frozen and Toy Story 4 won't be available on Netflix anymore, Star Wars and superhero fans may be in luck. According to a Reuters report , Netflix is in "active discussions" with D
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Fertility app for parents-to-beSince January 2017 a sensor wristband that, according to the manufacturer, is capable of detecting a woman's fertile days in her cycle with 89 percent certainty has been on the market. Empa helped developing the sensor technology.
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Reshoots Made One Justice League Hero Go Through Some Changes James Wan talks battling Arthur Curry’s poor reputation in Aquaman . Universal is planning an American Werewolf in London reboot. Arrow is looking to add a character with links to Deathstroke. Plus, another teasing look at the Han Solo movie and there’s hope for another series of Hannibal . Spoilers now! Justice League Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg’s father, Dr. Silas Stone, told IGN the recent Ju
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Night vision for bird- & bat-friendly offshore wind powerThe ThermalTracker software analyzes video with night vision, the same technology that helps soldiers see in the dark, to help birds and bats near offshore wind turbines.
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As a drill and potential warning, China's navy just fired dozens of missiles near North Korea From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal China held a massive live fire exercise near the Korean Peninsula. China holds a massive live fire exercise near the Korean Peninsula, to remind everyone that it's a key Asian military power.
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The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country, a brown station wagon for the 21st century Jonathan Gitlin The Internet—or at least the bits of it that like to think about cars—has, over the years, coalesced upon a few favorite vehicles. There's the Mazda Miata , championed as the perfect car by those who idealize driving purity and bolt-action gear shifts. The Subaru WRX used to be another, before it lost its way a generation or two back. And the brown Volvo station wagon is often a c
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A new tool for multilayer networksSophisticated network analysis means finding relationships that often aren't easy to see. A network may have many layers—corresponding to different types of relationships in a social network, for example—but traditional approaches to analysis are limited. They tend to flatten networks into single layers, or treat layers independently of the others.
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Amazon Is Reportedly Testing Military Tech For TV Dinners That Don’t Need Refrigerating
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Capturing anesthetic gas could cut environmental harm Researchers have developed a new kind of polymer that can capture anesthetic gases, possibly making way for the gases to be recycled. Recycling anesthetic gases could cut down on harm to the environment they cause and potentially reduce surgery costs. Every year more than 300 million major operations take place in hospitals around the world. Each has the potential to greatly improve or even save
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Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudesWatching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to new research from USC Annenberg. The research was published in the Springer Journal Sex Roles and further highlights the ways political ideology shapes viewer responses to transgender depictions in entertainment.
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Material-independent nanocoating antimicrobial spray extends the shelf life of produceThe edible coating on produce has drawn a great deal of attention in the food and agricultural industry. It could not only prolong postharvest shelf life of produce against external changes in the environment but also provide additional nutrients to be useful for human health. However, most versions of the coating have had intrinsic limitations in their practical application. First, highly specifi
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Sydamerikansk teenager finder fortrolige oplysninger på intern Googleportal En 17-årig skoleelev har fået over 63 tusinde kroner fra Google for at finde en vej ind til deres interne portal med fortrolige oplysninger uden at skulle logge ind. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/uruguayansk-teenager-finder-vej-fortrolige-oplysninger-paa-intern-googleportal-1079001 Version2
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Windows go clear to dark and back in 1 minute New windows can switch from transparent to opaque and back again in under a minute—a significant improvement over current versions that dim to reduce cooling costs in some buildings. The “smart” windows consist of conductive glass plates outlined with metal ions that spread out over the surface, blocking light in response to an electrical current. “We’re excited because dynamic window technology
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Jackdaws flap their wings to save energyFor the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that jackdaws minimise their energy consumption when they lift off and fly, because the feathers on their wing tips create several small vortices instead of a single large one. The discovery could potentially be applied within the aeron
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Blind quantum computing for everyone(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that clients who possess only classical computers—and no quantum devices—can outsource computing tasks to quantum servers that perform blind quantum computing. "Blind" means the quantum servers do not have full information about the tasks they are computing, which ensures that the clients' computing tasks are kept secure. Until now, all b
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Even a 'minor' nuclear war would be an ecological disaster felt throughout the worldPresident Donald Trump's vow to hit North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" is an unveiled threat to unleash America's most potent weapons of mass destruction onto the Korean peninsula. According to many defence analysts, the risk of nuclear confrontation over Europe and the Indian subcontinent has also increased in recent years.
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New devices to control X-rays are less expensive, faster to makeResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a less expensive and more efficient way of controlling x-ray beams used to study the intricate details of batteries, solar cells, proteins and all manner of materials. The new beam-shaping devices, invented by Brookhaven mechanical engineer Sushil Sharma, can be made from a single piece of copper, wh
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Scientists predict Neptune's chemical make-upScientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune – the most distant planet in our solar system. A new study sheds light on the chemical make-up of the planet, which lies around 4.5 billion kilometres from the sun.
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Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national securityThese are tough times for nuclear power in the U.S. Power plants under construction are facing serious delays, halts and cost overruns. Utilities in South Carolina abandoned a project to complete construction of two power plants in August, while the cost of the only nuclear plant now under construction has ballooned to US$25 billion.
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Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situationsHuman eye contact is an important information source. Nonetheless, so far, possibilities to recognize eye contact in everyday situations have been very limited. Computer scientists of Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have now developed a method by the aid of which it is possible to detect eye contact, independent of the type and size of the target object, the positi
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Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertilityThe origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described by a CNRS team at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy. To elucidate the nature of these immune cells, the researchers used a novel cell tracing method. Their findings were published on Aug. 7, 2017, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and are of fundamental importance. They may help
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Psoriasis and psychiatric illnesses: What are the links?A new review examines the potential link between psoriasis and mental health conditions.
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Jackdaws flap their wings to save energyFor the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that jackdaws minimize their energy consumption when they lift off and fly, because the feathers on their wing tips create several small vortices instead of a single large one. The discovery could potentially be applied within the aeron
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Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy planetsScientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune -- the most distant planet in our solar system.
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Global warming will leave different fingerprints on global subtropical anticyclonesTo assess the possible responses of the subtropical anticyclones to greenhouse gases (GHG) forcing, scientists adopted multiple metrics and obtained robust results. Coupled models under GHG forcing show that the subtropical anticyclones over North Pacific, South Atlantic and South Indian Ocean will become weaker in future under RCP8.5 scenario, whereas the subtropical anticyclones over North Atlan
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Improved analysis of kidney cancerResearchers compare the gene expression in tumor cells from a kidney cancer patient with cells from healthy tissue to figure out in which part of the kidney the cancer began and what went wrong in these cells. A research team at Swedish Lund University has discovered that in the Cancer Genome Atlas database, the gene expression in reference samples from normal tissue varies, depending on where in
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Transgender TV characters have the power to shape audience attitudesWatching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues, according to new research from USC Annenberg. The research was published in the Springer Journal Sex Roles and further highlights the ways political ideology shapes viewer responses to transgender depictions in entertainment.
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Scientists make critical insights into T-cell developmentMutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
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How goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygenScientists have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish's remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes.
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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memoryImagining an action between two objects (the umbrella being lodged in the door lock) and a potential consequence (not being able to lock the door) may help people improve their memory for relationships with other objects, according to a recent story.
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How the brain recognizes familiar facesScientists have located two areas in the brain that help us recognize familiar faces. The discovery will help them delve deeper into the relationship between face recognition, memory, and social knowledge.
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Trump Is 'Locked and Loaded' in a Nuclear Game of Chicken President Trump this week has gone from saying the U.S. will respond to North Korean threats with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” to clarifying those words were perhaps not “tough enough,” and to spelling out Friday, in case there were doubts, that the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” to counter any threat. Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should Nort
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How Cable News Fails Viewers “Too much of our political coverage is meta-analysis... it's a look at how things are going to look,” argues Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter turned podcaster, at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. In this short interview, Lovett says that when television pundits dissect the performance of politicians, the news becomes a kind of “theater criticism.” Lovett, who hosts a show called Pod Save Ameri
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Russia's 'Fancy Bear' Hackers Used Leaked NSA Tool 'Eternal Blue" to Target Hotel GuestsThe same hackers who hit the DNC and the Clinton campaign are now apparently spying on high-value travelers via Wi-Fi
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What the Google gender 'manifesto' really says about Silicon ValleyFive years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of "brogrammer" bad behavior, when overfunded, highly entitled, mostly white and male startup founders did things that were juvenile, out of line and just plain stupid. Most of these activities – such as putting pornography into PowerPoint slides – revolved around the explicit or implied devaluation and harassment of women and the assumption that
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Researchers test Rhode Island water systems for chemicals known as PFASsResearchers from Brown University's Superfund Research Program are partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Heath (RIDOH) to test selected water systems around the state for a group of chemicals known as PFASs.
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Doctor tested vaccines on slaves in colonial Jamaica In 1972, the American public learned that the United States government let hundreds of black men go untreated for syphilis as part of a research experiment. The memory of the shocking Tuskegee syphilis study, conducted by the US Public Health Service, endures, especially in African-American communities. That study was on the mind of Londa Schiebinger, a professor of the history of science at Stan
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Scientists de-bug pig genome in preparation for farming organ donors Enlarge (credit: Science ) After a thorough antivirus scan, de-bugged pigs are a step closer to growing organs for us. Researchers used the latest gene editing technology to deactivate 25 remnants of ancient viruses, called porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs), that had embedded in the DNA of a pig cell line. Pig genomes are rife with lurking PERVs, which threaten to emerge and infect humans.
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Five tips from NASA for photographing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years. This astronomical event is a unique opportunity for scientists studying in the shadow of the Moon, but it's also a perfect opportunity to capture unforgettable images. Whether you're an amateur photographer or a selfie master, try out these tips for photographing the
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Stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metricsA new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin offers several improvements over existing trackers, including greater flexibility, smaller size, and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch—which is a very soft silicone about four centimeters (1.5 inches) in diameter—just
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Affordable lead sensor for home, city water linesA new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing around $20, could keep an eye on home and city water quality, alerting residents and officials to the presence of lead within nine days. University of Michigan researchers are seeking partners to bring the technology to market.
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Evidence that Uber, Lyft reduce car ownershipIn areas where Uber, Lyft and other on-demand ride services operate, consumers may buy fewer cars and even take fewer trips, according to a new study.
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Rude customers may be lucrative for restaurant serversHave you ever been out at a restaurant and witnessed a fellow customer being rude to their server? How did it make you feel? Did you react?
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Shock front probed by protonsA shock front is usually considered as a simple discontinuity in density or pressure. Yet in strongly shocked gases, the atoms are ionized into electrons and ions. The large difference in the electron pressure across the shock front can generate a strong electric field.
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Study shows the cost of deforestation in CambodiaResearchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have warned of the economic consequences for Cambodia if nothing is done to halt illegal deforestation of one of the nation's most important forests - the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park.
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Why midsize animals are the fastestNew analysis delves into the mystery of why medium-sized animals are speedier than bigger ones.
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Higher income individuals more physically active, yet more sedentaryNew research finds that higher income individuals are more likely to be 'weekend warriors,' getting most of their activity on only a few days a week.
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Material-independent nanocoating antimicrobial spray extends the shelf life of produceThe research team led by Professor Insung Choi of the Department of Chemistry developed a sprayable nanocoating technique using plant-derived polyphenol that can be applied to any surface. This new nanocoating process can be completed in seconds to form nanometer-thick films, allowing for the coating of commodity goods, such as shoe insoles and fruits, in a controlled fashion.
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Share your photos of the Perseid meteor shower If you’re lucky enough to spot any shooting stars, we would love to see your photos It’s that time of year again. The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, with those gazing to the heavens may get the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars every hour. Related: This week’s Perseid meteor shower could be best in years for northern hemisphere viewers Continue reading...
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The Traditional Games Nintendo Continues To Sell [Image: Nintendo ] On Nintendo’s Japanese website, there is a page called “ Other Products ” (その他の商品). It’s fascinating. At the top of the page, there is an entry for Western-style playing cards: [Image: Nintendo ] Below that, there is a mahjong set. [Image: Nintendo ] Look at these pieces. The chips have “Nintendo” emblazoned on them. How cool is that? [Image: Nintendo ] There are also hanafuda
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Globular proteins found to allow squid eyes to adjust for light distortion(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered the means by which squid eyes are able to adjust to underwater light distortion. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their work analyzing squid eye parts under a microscope, what they found and then offer an explanation of the process involved in squid vision. Tobias Madl with Medica
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Resurrecting Ancient Beasts, a Mysterious Disease and Other New Science BooksAugust book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Climate Change Has Influenced the Timing of Europe's FloodsFloods are arriving earlier or later due to the interplay with other factors like the timing of snowmelt -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Climate crusader Gore takes up arms againBBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reviews Al Gore's climate movie sequel.
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SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station Enlarge / Karen Nyberg, of Expedition 37, works with a plant experiment in the Destiny laboratory of the space station. (credit: NASA ) As it nears the end of its second decade, the International Space Station is starting to hit its stride. The large orbital laboratory offers private companies a chance to test business ideas in microgravity, serves as a testbed for astronaut health, and allows NA
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Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreakThe Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected.
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New malaria analysis method reveals disease severity in minutesUniversity of British Columbia investigators have found that measuring changes in red blood cell deformability is a robust, sensitive method for inferring heme-induced oxidative stress. Using a simple UBC-developed device that measures RBC deformability, malaria progression may be assessed in a matter of minutes.
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Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality, researchers claim Sci-fi becomes reality as University of Washington lab uses strands of DNA to hack into a computer, but experts say there’s no cause for concern Researchers from the University of Washington say they have successfully hacked into a computer using custom strands of DNA for the first time. Akin to something from the pages of science fiction, the researchers used the life-encoding molecule to attack
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Merkel rival Schulz calls for electric car quotas in EuropeChancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming election is calling for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars.
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Lithuanian court OKs extradition in US phishing caseA Lithuanian businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States, a local court ruled Friday.
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Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color ChangeThe turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.
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Image of the Day: EmbryoidUsing human pluripotent stem cells, scientists engineered an amniotic sac-like structure, potentially useful for uncovering the elusive cellular signals that lead to infertility.
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S. Korea stem cell scandal official resignsA top South Korean technology official accused of covering up a notorious stem cell research fraud resigned Friday, a blow to new President Moon Jae-In.
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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering SeaFederal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky.
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Lab notes: have some extra salt with those nanochips – a tasty week in science A nanochip that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue, say researchers. Will it keep us healthy for longer? Or is that something that increasing our salt intake could help with ? Scientist James DiNicolantonio thinks so, but his new book The Salt Fix has public health bodies falling over themselves to
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An improved thickness estimate for Earth's continents(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of Southampton in the U.K. has used a new technique to gain a better perspective on the thickness of the Earth's continents. In their paper published in the journal Science, Saikiran Tharimena, Catherine Rychert and Nicholas Harmon describe using seismic reflections associated with surface bounces to gain a better understanding of craton boundar
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Politi sender dykkere ned til sunket ubådKøbenhavns Politi oplyser, at de sender dykkere ned til Peter Madsens forliste ubåd Nautilus.
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Ekspert om e-Boks-fadæse: Uvedkommendes adgang til fortrolige løndata kunne have været undgået NemID kan anvendes til at sikre følsomme oplysninger mod at blive læst af forkerte modtagere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedsfagmand-uretmaessig-adgang-fortrolig-loendata-efter-e-boks-misere-kunne-nemt-have Version2
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President Trump Tweets About Military Options For North Korea, Says US is 'Locked and Loaded' (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump doubled down on his inflammatory rhetoric about North Korea yesterday, saying that his now-infamous “fire and fury” line wasn’t tough enough . Well, as you might expect, the president has carried that reckless attitude into yet another day with his tweets this morning. The president spent the first hour or so of his day retweeting stories from the Fox & F
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North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate ChangeScientists say the island’s military installations and tourism industry could be imperiled by erosion, heat waves and harsher storms.
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Fake news og alternative fakta kan undergrave demokratietI deres nye bog ’Fake News – når virkeligheden taber’ giver filosofferne Vincent...
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Imagining an action-consequence relationship can boost memoryImagining an action between two objects (the umbrella being lodged in the door lock) and a potential consequence (not being able to lock the door) may help people improve their memory for relationships with other objects, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published in the Memory & Cognition journal.
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The Blue-Collar Eclipse You might say I’ve been chasing eclipses my whole life—I just haven’t caught one yet. I’ve been an astronomy enthusiast since my youth in the 1970s, the era of the Apollo program. Along with millions of people across the world, I watched Neil Armstrong take that giant leap onto the moon’s surface in July 1969. After watching the first moon landing, I was eager to see the moon block out the sun du
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Australian Fetus First to Undergo Intrauterine Chiropractic AdjustmentAre chiropractic surgeons really performing intrauterine spinal adjustments based on the results of nonsensical muscle tests and ultrasound imaging? No.
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'Hellblade' Review: This Game Isn’t Just Metal—It’s a Horror Treasure'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice' doesn't look like anything special, but it's a raw, vital take on cruelty and trauma.
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The US Won't Pay For the World's Best Climate ScienceHistorically, the biggest chunk of money for the IPCC climate report has come from the US. Or rather, it used to.
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Myth: The weather makes your joints ache While some people with achy joints or arthritis say that the weather influences their pain, a new study using Google search data suggests that activity level is more likely to cause pain than the weather itself. Weather is associated, however, with an increase in the number of Google searches about joint pain in 45 cities in the United States. It just might not be the association you’d expect. As
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What the Google Gender 'Manifesto' Really Says about Silicon Valley (Op-Ed)Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire U.S. tech sector, says a scientist who studies tech and gender.
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Suicide Is Much Too Common among U.S. PhysiciansIt’s the second-leading cause of death for residents—and the leading cause for male residents -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Do Ticks Spread So Many Diseases?There's a long list of diseases that you can get from a tick bite.
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Brothers Unexpectedly Discover Fossil of Japan's Oldest Water BirdSometimes, a little curiosity about fossils can go a long way.
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Mysteries of Sun's Corona on View During Upcoming EclipseFrom ground, sky and space, researchers are ready to test latest technologies on the Great American Eclipse -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Are There Black 'Queen Bees'? This article is a response to Olga Khazan’s Atlantic article “ Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work? ” In a recent Atlantic article , Olga Khazan examined the finding that the longer a woman has been in the workforce, the less likely she is to want her boss to be a woman. One possible explanation Khazan discusses—and this isn’t settled—is that women fear their female superiors will cut them down
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A dance to honor Mother Earth | Jon Boogz and Lil BuckMovement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck debut "Honor thy mother," a delicate, powerful performance of spoken word, violin and dance that draws on the tormented relationship between nature and humanity.
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Buried in a Gold Mine, a Particle Accelerator Searches for Stellar SecretsFirst built in 1958, Caspar will mimic the fusion that goes on inside stars to learn how they make heavy elements
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You Must Buy One of These 6 Laptops and Tablets for School
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Photo of the Week: Trimming the World’s Biggest Yew Hedge Is a Righteous PainThe 300-year hedge at Bathurst Estate in England is 40 feet tall, 30 feet across, and 450 feet long. And every August, it gets a great big haircut.
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North Korea Releases New War Games For Smartphones Screenshot from the Start menu for the new North Korean smartphone game titled Confrontation War (Arirang-Meari) North Koreans, they’re just like us! By which I mean they love smartphone games about war. And according to North Korean state media, the people of that isolated country have three new war-themed smartphone games to choose from. First spotted in English-language media by NK News , the
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There is a good case to unleash job-killing AI on the high seasLife on a container ship can be hellish, so maybe we shouldn't mourn the loss of these roles too much as the first crewless vessels take shape, says Paul Marks
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Why is this year’s solar eclipse such a big deal for scientists?Total eclipses offer scientists a way to see all the way down to the sun’s surface.
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What will scientists learn from the Great American Eclipse?Between now and August 21, astronomy writer Lisa Grossman will explore the top questions scientists will tackle during the 2017 total solar eclipse.
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Peter Madsen: Fejl på ballasttank var skyld i Nautilus' forlisEn fejlslagen reparation førte til et lynhurtigt forlis. Sådan lyder forklaringen fra Peter Madsen, efter ubådskaptajnen vendte tilbage til landjorden. En journalist, som Peter Madsen havde med på en del af turen, savnes stadig.
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GM pigs take step to being organ donorsPigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.
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Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technologyThe rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
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A starburst with the prospect of gravitational wavesIn 1887, American astronomer Lewis Swift discovered a glowing cloud, or nebula, that turned out to be a small galaxy about 2.2 billion light years from Earth. Today, it is known as the "starburst" galaxy IC 10, referring to the intense star formation activity occurring there.
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Why we fell for clean eating The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was
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Fighting to breathe in the face of Canada’s wildfire emergencyBritish Columbia is facing its worst documented wildfire season in almost 60 years – Mika McKinnon went to the city of Kamloops to find out why
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Anger over 'untrue' climate change claimsScientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.
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The implications of cosmic silenceThe universe is incomprehensibly vast, with billions of other planets circling billions of other stars. The potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere out there should be enormous.
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A new method for the formation of fluorinated molecular ringsDyes, pharmaceuticals, and functional materials are generally based on innovative molecules made by chemists. For their production, several chemical reactions are available, but there are limitations. For example, fluorinated compounds, molecules that contain at least one fluorine atom, are often difficult to prepare. This is unfortunate, since they exhibit interesting chemical properties and are
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De-jargonizing program helps decode science speakScience is fascinating to many, but sentences that are full of expert-level terms and description can scare away even the most passionate readers. Can scientists learn to talk about their research without using too many technical terms? One of the obstacles to avoiding jargon is that scientists suffer from "the curse of knowledge" – they simply do not remember not knowing what they now know as exp
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Portable nanospectrometer for detecting dangerous compoundsGuido Verbeck, UNT associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, patented an algorithm that works with a high-tech tool to detect the location of chemical streams. Now, he's using it in technology that can detect not only chemicals, but biological threats. His newest device, a mobile nano spectrometer, can be used in a moving vehicle to investigate attempts at creating biological warfare, exa
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Researchers use neural networks for odor recognitionResearchers from the HSE Laboratory of Space Research, Technologies, Systems and Processes have applied fast-learning artificial intelligence systems to odour recognition and developed an electronic nose device capable of recognising the olfactory patterns of a wide range of chemicals. In addition to discriminating between different gas mixtures, the electronic nose will be able to capture and mem
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Moving objects at the nanoscale using thermal regionsResearchers report that it is possible to move a nanoparticle on the surface of a graphene sheet by applying a temperature difference at the ends of the membrane—a nanocluster on the surface will drift from the hot region to the cold one. In addition, contrary to the macroscale physical laws, the force acting on the particle—the so-called thermophoretic force—should not decrease as the sheet lengt
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Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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