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Scientists say Malpelo microplate helps resolve geological misfit under Pacific OceanA microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth's tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists.
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Are your tweets feeling well?In the future, public health workers could monitor trends on social media to quickly identify a rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, thanks to research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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Fundamentals of water repellency revealedThe frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag has now been revealed by a team of researchers. They have also developed a theory by which sliding of drops off surfaces of different materials can be predicted. This makes it possible to systematically develop hydrophobic surfaces by modifying their base material and roughness.
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Breast cancer study in India shows how the country can avoid crisisA new study examining breast cancer awareness in India has found that a lack of early diagnosis is leading the country towards an epidemic. They found that educating men could be key to encouraging women to seek help earlier.
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Cancer patients with insurance still face huge costs Many people with cancer end up having far more out-of-pocket health care expenses that they expected—despite having health coverage. New data show that costs such as copays and deductibles can lead to financial distress among insured patients of all income levels and with all stages of cancer. Cancer patients can be burdened by “financial toxicity” that can erode their mental and physical state,
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Why expensive wine appears to taste betterPrice labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists from the INSEAD Business School and the University of Bonn have discovered that the decision-making and motivation center in the brain plays a pivotal role in such price biases. The medial prefrontal cortex and the ventral striatum are particularly involved
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Red team-blue team? Debating climate science should not be a cage matchScott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has called for a "red team-blue team" review to challenge the science behind climate change. "The American people deserve an honest, open, transparent discussion about this supposed threat to this country," he said on a radio show, adding he hoped to hold the exercise in the fall.
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Behind the Hype of 'Lab-Grown' Meat Some folks have big plans for your future. They want you—a burger-eatin’, chicken-finger-dippin’ American—to buy their burgers and nuggets grown from stem cells. One day, meat eaters and vegans might even share their hypothetical burger. That burger will be delicious, environmentally friendly, and be indistinguishable from a regular burger. And they assure you the meat will be real meat, just not
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Student's idea leads to Antarctic volcano discoveryAn Edinburgh student has helped identify what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth.
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Stars orbiting supermassive black hole show Einstein was right againAt the center of our galaxy, roughly 26,000 light years from Earth, lies the supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*. Measuring 44 million km across, this object is roughly 4 million times as massive as our Sun and exerts a tremendous gravitational pull. Since astronomers cannot detect black holes directly, its existence has been determined largely from the effect it has on the smal
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Uenighed om navn til supersygehusDer er opstået uenighed om, hvad det nye sygehus i Gødstrup skal hedde. Regionsrådsmedlem mener, at hospitalet bør hedde “Regionshospitalet Herning”. Holstebros borgmester er uenig.
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Eclipse of reason—why do people disbelieve scientists?If you've been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, we're in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017.
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Sweet, low-calorie foods confuse our metabolism A food’s sweet taste, not just its calorie count, determines both how the metabolism reacts and the brain’s understanding of its nutritional content, new research suggests. “Calories are only half of the equation; sweet taste perception is the other half.” The findings may explain the association between artificial sweeteners and diabetes. In nature, sweetness signals the presence of energy and i
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Why expensive wine appears to taste betterPrice labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists from the INSEAD Business School and the University of Bonn have discovered that the decision-making and motivation center in the brain plays a pivotal role in such price biases to occur. The medial pre-frontal cortex and the ventral striatum are particularly
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Researchers achieve major improvement for lensless computational microscopyScientists from ITMO University and Tampere University of Technology managed to improve computational imaging of optical signal in lensless microscopes. By employing special algorithms they increased the resolution of obtained images without any changes in the technical characteristics of microscopes.
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Breast cancer study in India shows how the country can avoid crisisA new study examining breast cancer awareness in India has found that a lack of early diagnosis is leading the country towards an epidemic. They found that educating men could be key to encouraging women to seek help earlier.
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X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolutionPhysicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg) have come up with a method that could significantly improve the quality of X-ray images in comparison to conventional methods. Incoherent diffractive imaging (IDI) could help to image individual atoms in nanocrystals or molecules faster and with a much higher resolution.
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'Inefficient' sailing fleet keeps oyster fishery aliveOyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to 'inefficient' traditional fishing methods, new research suggests.
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High sugar consumption gives rise to dental treatment costs in the billionsWorldwide, people are eating far too much sugar. This has negative consequences for their teeth and for their purses: seen at the global level, the costs of dental treatment are currently running at around $172 billion (€128 billion). These are the results of a joint study conducted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Biotechnology Research and Information Network AG (BRAIN AG
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From cancer evolution to personalized therapiesBeing able to predict the resistance or sensitivity of a tumor cell to a drug is a key success-factor of cancer precision therapy. But such a prediction is made difficult by the fact that genetic alterations in tumors change dynamically over time and are often interdependent, following a pattern that is poorly understood.
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Fundamentals of water repellency revealed at VTTPrincipal Scientist of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Dr. Lasse Makkonen has explained the frictional mechanism that resists the motion of drops on inclined surfaces and when affected by wind drag, and developed a theory by which sliding of drops off surfaces of different materials can be predicted. This makes it possible to systematically develop hydrophobic surfaces by modifying their
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Are your tweets feeling well?A study finds opinion and emotion in tweets change when you get sick, a method that public health workers could use to monitor health trends.
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World's largest volcanic range may lurk beneath Antarctic iceWest Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on earth, research has revealed.
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Secret to happiness may include more unpleasant emotionsPeople may be happier when they feel the emotions they desire, even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger or hatred, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Forsvarets ubådseksperter bekræfter, at Nautilus blev sænket med viljeTekniske undersøgelser viser, at ubåden Nautilus’ forlis var en bevidst handling. Nu efterlyser politiet folk, som tidligere har sejlet med Peter Madsen.
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How social media can help keep tabs on ecosystems' healthSocial media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists tasked with monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets, our new research suggests.
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Hvad sker der med DNA-spor og fingeraftryk i saltvand?For at besvare endnu et af spørgsmålene omkring efterforskningen af Nautilus' forlis og Kim Walls forsvinden, har retsgenetiker kastet lys over saltvands effekt på DNA-spor.
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Cows in Antarctica? How one expedition milked them for all their worthDomestic animals are rarely associated with Antarctica. However, before non-native species (bar humans) were excluded from the continent in the 1990s, many travelled to the far south. These animals included not only the obvious sledge dogs, but also ponies, sheep, pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs and a goat. Perhaps the most curious case occurred in 1933, when US Admiral Richard E. Byrd's second Antarcti
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AI Crushed a Human at Dota 2 (But That Was the Easy Bit)
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Send Us Your Eclipse Viewing Party Pictures On August 21, the Great American Eclipse will sweep the country from coast to coast, covering the land below in darkness for more than two minutes. About 12 million people live within the path of totality, and according to Martin Knopp, an administrator at the Federal Highway Administration, some 2 to 7 million who live within a day’s drive are expected to travel to that narrow zone this coming M
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AMD's Vega Graphics Cards Could Kick Off a War All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Every nerd loves a good tech war: Windows vs Mac, Apple vs Android, Intel vs AMD. They give us something to armchair argue about over beers with friends—or to rant over in the comments of illustrious tech blogs. After spending the weekend playing with AMD’s new Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards, I think I can safely say an old tech war is back on—even if AMD’s late
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Cramped Apartment? Try Ori's Transforming, Robotic FurnitureA new concept from startup Ori makes shape-shifting furniture transforms your living space on demand.
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Polluted water: It’s where sea snakes wear blackReptile counterpart proposed for textbook example of evolution favoring darker moths amid industrial soot.
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Urban floods intensifying, countryside drying upDrier soils and reduced water flow in rural areas -- but more intense rainfall that overwhelms infrastructure and causes flooding and stormwater overflow in urban centers. That's the finding of an exhaustive study of the world's river systems, based on data collected from more than 43,000 rainfall stations and 5,300 river monitoring sites across 160 countries, which appears in the latest issue of
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Drug approval: New country comparison shows great savings potentialThe regulatory requirements for the approval of new drugs vary greatly internationally in regards to the resources allocated to the authorities, the evaluation periods for approval and the fees for the pharmaceutical companies. This reports a study of the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel. The results were published in the journal Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
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Long-term diabetes complication: Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levelsInflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital. The paper, which has now been published in the journal Cell Repor
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Fewer defects from a 2-D approachFlatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors.
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Vapor harvesting gets the edgeSurface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucial.
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Tibetan Plateau gets wetter and greener in early summer in recent decadesKnown as the 'water tower of Asia,' the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is the source of the 10 largest rivers in Asia, supporting more than 1.4 billion people and exerting a substantial influence on the water resources, agriculture, and ecosystems of the downstream countries. A recent study shows that the TP has been getting significantly wetter in May since 1979.
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Is This the Next Green Revolution?To avert a future famine, scientists are manipulating the complex conversation that plants have with microbes, pests and other elements of the phytobiome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Spotify may soon dominate music the way Google does search—this is whyWhile competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online.
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Researchers obtain decacene, the largest acene ever synthesisedAn international collaboration between synthetic chemists and surface scientists unveils a molecule formed by the linear fusion of 10 benzene rings, the longest acene prepared to date.
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In Photos: Ancient Rock Art Depicts Total Solar Eclipse in Chaco CanyonAbout 1,000 years ago Chacoans (early Pueblo people) captured their wondrous experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving the celestial event into a rock.
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Ancient Pueblo Rock Art Depicts a 'Celebratory' Solar EclipseA thousand years ago, early Pueblo people, called Chacoans, captured their experiences of a total solar eclipse by carving it into a rock — a circle with looping streamers that resemble the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona.
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Without pheromone cues, ants become ‘space cadets’ When ants were genetically engineered to lack a “sense of smell,” their antennae and brain circuits failed to fully develop and they couldn’t communicate, forage, or compete to be a queen. “We found that a species of ant may be the first model to enable in-depth functional analysis of genes that regulate social interaction in a complex society,” says corresponding study author Danny Reinberg, pro
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Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauledA rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
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End-to-end encryption isn't enough security for 'real people'Government officials continue to seek technology companies' help fighting terrorism and crime. But the most commonly proposed solution would severely limit regular people's ability to communicate securely online. And it ignores the fact that governments have other ways to keep an electronic eye on targets of investigations.
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Three-degree rise in temperature will cancel out European emission reduction effortsAs a debilitating heatwave, nicknamed 'Lucifer' by the press, currently engulfs southern Europe, a new study part-supported by two EU-funded projects has warned that a rise in global temperatures of three degrees would reverse Europe's dedicated efforts to reduce ozone pollution.
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Sådan finder politiet et lig til havsVed brug af samme sonarer, som man brugte til eftersøgningen af UC3 Nautilus, leder efterforskerne efter lig til havs.
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Where's My Elephant? High-Tech Collars Track Wildlife in Real TimeDevices and accompanying software, now being tested in Kenya and beyond, could help conservationists outsmart poachers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Digital tools for maintaining forest diversityIn order to maintain forests' diversity while their resources are put to maximum use, forest owners and planners need to make informed decisions and weigh all possible options. Luke's digital planning tools make this task a whole lot easier.
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Catalyst clears 99 percent of BPA from water Scientists have developed a method for removing more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (also known as BPA) from water quickly and cheaply. BPA, a ubiquitous and dangerous chemical used in the manufacturing of many plastics, is found in water sources around the world. …BPA can be found in products from DVDs and eyeglass lenses to cash register receipts—and people and wildlife are regularly exposed. I
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Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementiaIn a study looking at brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter -- a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.
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Sir Patrick Bateson obituaryLeading scientist who focused on the biological origins of animal behaviour Sir Patrick Bateson, who has died aged 79, was a scientist whose work advanced the understanding of the biological origins of behaviour. He will also be remembered as a man of immense warmth and kindness, whose success as a leader, teacher and administrator of science owed much to his collaborative spirit, generosity and g
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Why aren't we more outraged about eating chicken?Like a B-movie for a post-Brexit era, consumers in Britain may soon be unwillingly cast in the 2019 blockbuster, Attack of the Chlorine Chickens. If news headlines are to be believed, flocks of toxic fowl are waiting to storm Britain's shores like mini featherless zombies as part of a US-UK trade deal.
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Small Towns Prepare to Cash In for the Solar Eclipse On August 21, the moon's orbit will bring it directly between the Earth and the sun, creating a total solar eclipse in the United States for the first time since 1979. One of the first towns perfectly positioned for the most dramatic view is Keizer, Oregon. Resident Matt Rasmussen is one of many people living along the eclipse’s “path of totality” looking to make the most of this once-in-a-lifeti
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Surface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucialWater harvesting is an age-old technique of collecting atmospheric water vapor. Researchers are looking to nature to learn about the efficiency of surfaces used to collect the vapor.
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Astronomers reveal insights into the nature of a distant ultraviolet-bright starA team of astronomers led by William Dixon of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, has presented new spectral analysis of the ultraviolet-bright star Y453. The study, presented Aug. 3 in a paper published on arXiv.org, reveals insights about the star's physical parameters, chemical composition and its evolution.
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Image of the Day: Rainbow MatterUsing diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.
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US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in HavanaRush Holt of AAAS talks with The Scientist about the upcoming gathering and collaborations-past, present, and future-between the two countries.
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An Insane View of the Milky Way From the Edge of New ZealandNew Zealand is beautiful, but its' night sky is just as stunning.
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The President's Views of Science Are Not Based in RealityMan with bizarre views being investigated by authorities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fighting ivory trafficking with forensic scienceTwo weeks ago, Kevin Uno was on a field expedition in Kenya when he got a message he'd been hoping for: the NY Department of Environmental Conservation had officially approved his request to sample some ivory that had been confiscated from retail stores in the U.S. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory geochemist and his colleague, University of Washington research professor Samuel Wasser, use radi
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Invasive earthworms at the root of sugar maple declineA new study suggests that non-native worms are eating up the forest floor, causing sugar maples to die back and perhaps harming other forest dwellers.
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Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensorsImproving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2-D organic-inorganic hybrid materials feature far fewer defects than thicker 3-D versions.
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Bats set up home inside dinosaur at Devon theme parkThe lesser horseshoe bats moved in to the belly of a triceratops at the Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.
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Amazon's Huge One-Day Tech Sale Has Something For Everybody Computers & Accessories Gold Box Today only, Amazon’s slashing prices on a grab bag of products that could fit broadly into the PCs and accessories category, but there’s something for everyone in here. First up, the Boogie Board LCD writing tablet is down to $18. This is basically a digital sheet of paper that you can erase with the touch of a button, and its battery never needs to be charged
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Asteroid Apophis has one in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth, expert estimatesThe huge, nearly 400-meter-wide asteroid Apophis is still on a list of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), regarded as a potential threat to the planet. However, new calculations made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) show that Apophis' odds of Earth impact are lower than previously estimated.
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Global warming will leave different fingerprints on global subtropical anticyclonesSubtropical anticyclones are essential components of the atmospheric circulation in the subtropics, and are responsible for the formation of subtropical monsoons and deserts. There are two subtropical anticyclones in the subtropical northern hemisphere in boreal summer, and three subtropical anticyclones in the subtropical southern hemisphere in austral summer. These five summertime subtropical an
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Image: Heat map of sweltering southern EuropeSouthern Europe is in the grip of a relentless heatwave, fuelling wildfires and water shortages. Information from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has been used to map the sweltering heat across the region.
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White Supremacists Suddenly Very Concerned About Tolerance After Getting Maced GIF Anthime Gionet, better known online as Baked Alaska, attending a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Friday night where men gave Nazi salutes and assaulted peaceful counter protestors (GIF made from YouTube) Can’t we all get along? That seems to be the question coming from internet personalities Baked Alaska and Matthew Colligan after they were attacked and doxed while participating in a w
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New insights into the fuctions of fat metabolismWhat happens when the body's fat stores are activated? With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the biochemist Ruth Birner-Grünberger investigated the complex interaction of activation and regulation in fat breakdown, thus providing a basis for new therapeutic approaches for illnesses such as diabetes or arteriosclerosis.
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Freeform optical device packs more punch in a smaller packageIn a recent paper in Light: Science & Applications, University of Rochester researchers Jannick Rolland and Jacob Reimers describe an optical device with potential applications ranging from improved satellite and diagnostic imagery to more precisely matching the paint color on a living room wall.
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New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physicsAtoms behave much differently when squeezed to pressures more than a million—or even a billion—times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. Understanding how atoms react under such high-pressure conditions can lead to the creation of new materials and give scientists valuable insights into the make-up of stars and planets, as well as the universe itself.
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In Photos: Awe-Inspiring Desert Tortoises of the American WestDesert tortoises can be found slowly plodding across the dry desert landscapes of the West. Check out these incredible photos of desert tortoises.
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Smart Shades: High-Tech Windows Can Turn Dark in Just 1 MinuteNew smart-window technology that can tint glass, changing it from fully transparent to dark in less than 1 minute, could help cut the costs of heating and cooling buildings by up to 20 percent, according to a new study.
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Why Does a Total Solar Eclipse Move from West to East?If the moon typically rises in the east, why will the 2017 total solar eclipse begin in the west?
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How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field When Olivia Hayward was smacked to the ground during an especially scrappy soccer game, she didn’t worry about her head. It was her wrist that seemed off. A 90-pound high-school freshman playing varsity ball, Hayward routinely drew the attention of sturdier players on the opposing side. “I got knocked around a lot in every game,” she said. Hayward hauled herself up off the muddy field, played unt
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Hubble displays a dwarf spiral galaxyThe subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a dwarf galaxy named NGC 5949. Thanks to its proximity to Earth—it sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within the Milky Way's cosmic neighborhood—NGC 5949 is a perfect target for astronomers to study dwarf galaxies.
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Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across the Roman Empire from the silver mines of Spain. This finding, which offers a tangible record of the transition of Rome from a regional power to an empire, is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.
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Image: A partial solar eclipse seen from spaceThanks to a quirk of our cosmos, the moon's average distance from Earth is just right for it to appear as the same size in the sky as the significantly larger sun. Once in a while the moon slides directly between Earth and the sun such that it appears to cover our star completely, temporarily blocking out its light and creating a total solar eclipse for those along the narrow path cast by the moon
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Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formedNew geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. Previously, researchers believed there was a lack of zinc in the Earth's core. However, researchers exploring how zinc (Zn) relates to sulphur (S) under the conditions present at the time of the formation of the Earth more than 4 billion years ago have found that there is a substantial quantity
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Why Future Earthlings Won't See Total Solar Eclipses The Earth won't enjoy total solar eclipses forever because the moon is moving farther away, so it looks smaller and smaller over time. (Image credit: Romeo Durscher/NASA Goddard Space Center/Flickr)
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Facebook’s Hate Speech Policies Censor Marginalized UsersOpinion: Facebook needs to fix its policies to keep the platform open to the LGBTQ community and people of color.
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Free Stingray-Detector Apps Could Be OutsmartedResearchers tested their own stingray against five free Android apps. It beat them all.
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SpaceX Launches Its 12th Resupply Mission to the ISSOn board: more than 6,400 pounds of supplies.
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AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memoriesAn algorithm trained on real streets can create realistic-looking imaginary ones, and could one day be used to generate highly realistic video game worlds
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Science should be taught like art or music: grab a test tube and have a go | Tom McLeishScience is not just for boffins. If we can get our minds around football statistics, we can handle scientific enquiry – starting in primary school Science is not just the brainy preserve of the stereotypical boffins you see on TV. In an interview last week, the head of the British Science Association, Katherine Mathieson, said this formal public image was not helpful and that we need to see more o
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What can we learn about Mercury’s surface during the eclipse?Instruments aboard twin research jets will take advantage of the total solar eclipse to make the first thermal map of Mercury.
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The time window for the 1.5-degree target is closingEarth's climate is out of balance: the planet has been warming since industrialization began, because CO2 increasingly collects in the atmosphere. Even an immediate stop of all emissions would not bring global warming to a sudden halt, reveals a study by Thorsten Mauritsen, Research Group Leader at the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and his colleague Robert Pincus, a scientist
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Properties of a massive galaxy 800 million years after the Big BangSearches for the most distant galaxies have now probed earlier than the first billion years in the history of the universe, early enough to start seeing the primary effects of the first stars: the reionization of neutral atoms.
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Kejsersnit øger risiko for komplikationer ved fjernelse af livmoderKvinder, der har født ved kejsersnit, har større risiko for reoperation, efter de har fået fjernet livmoderen.
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Ny ledende overlæge til Kolding Poul Henning Madsen bliver ny ledende overlæge til Akutafdelingen og Medicinske sygdomme på Kolding Sygehus.
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Enklere regler omkring journaladgang, takAdgang til journaloplysninger i EPJ – »straffes med bøde eller fængsel indtil 4 måneder«.
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100-year-old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape AdareMade by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin.
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TRAPPIST-1 is older than our solar systemIf we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it's important to know the age of its star. Young stars have frequent releases of high-energy radiation called flares that can zap their planets' surfaces. If the planets are newly formed, their orbits may also be unstable. On the other hand, planets orbiting older stars have survived the spate of youthf
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Trees and shrubs offer new food crops to diversify the farmWhat if we could design a landscape that would provide a variety of nutritious foods, high-quality habitat, and ecosystem services, while also delivering a healthy profit to the landowner? According to University of Illinois researchers, it is not only possible, it should be adopted more widely, now.
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The Air out There: Astronomers Aim to Find Atmospheres of Alien EarthsIs our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an "Earth next door," or is it a lifeless rock? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Case study suggests drought remedy—keep infrastructure fast, cheap, and under controlIf you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that, ushering in an era of uncertain access to water.
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Nasa-sonde skal på visit hos SolenParker Solar Probe skal i nærkontakt med Solen. Data fra rumsonden vil hjælpe astrofysikerne med at få en bedre forståelse af fysikken i Solens atmosfære, hvilket kan gøre det nemmere at forudsige solstorme.
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Ny rørpost til blodprøver er så hurtig, at blodet slynges i stykker Det nye Aarhus Universitetshospital skulle have taget avanceret system til transport af blodprøver i brug. Men systemet ødelægger prøverne.
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Smart cameras spot when hospital staff don’t wash their handsOne in 20 people admitted to hospital pick up an infection while they’re there, but cameras tracking people’s movements could spot who’s spreading diseases
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Farmland is in retreat. We should make the most of thatNow that more land globally is being revegetated than cleared, we need to figure out how to use this force for ecological good. But it won't be an easy sell
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Instagram’s CEO Wants to Clean Up the Internet—But Is That a Good @$ing Idea?A CEO's quest to make Instagram a really nice place to be. Luckily, he's got a little help from artificial intelligence.
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The Search for a Magical Way to Stop Trump Chelsea Handler is an entertainer, not a political analyst. But now that she is debating conservatives on the subject of health care, she is a woman in the arena , and so her statements deserve scrutiny. Handler recently tendered this commentary on the current political situation: To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief...the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear
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The Atlantic

Beast Celebrates a Man's Abrupt Return to Nature Scan today’s headlines and climate change in the Anthropocene might appear horrifyingly novel: Manmade monstrosities like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and “ dead zones ” seem like problems unique to the contemporary era. The human response that such devastation demands, however, may sound familiar to students of history. The British author Paul Kingsnorth, for one, knows that humans have exper
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Techtopia #13: Forstå bitcoin og den nye bitcoin cashPodcast: Er du forvirret over bitcoins? Og måske endnu mere forvirret over den nye bitcoin cash? Techtopia forklarer det hele på mindre end 20 minutter.
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Minister i kovending - vil nu finde løsning for 82.000 solcelleejereKlima- og energiminister Lars Christian Lilleholt (V) sender Energinet.dk og embedsmændene tilbage til tegnebrættet i sagen om omdiskuteret ekstraregning til 82.000 solcelleejere.
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Antikke plader digitaliseres og lægges online Vil du høre opera fra 1901 eller Otto von Bismarcks stemme, er det muligt via et amerikansk digitaliseringsprojekt. Her digitaliseres plader fra før 1900 og frem til 1950’erne. Samlingen er nu på over 50.000 digitale indspilninger. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/antikke-plader-digitaliseres-laegges-online-1079059 Version2
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IT fjerner næsten al papir og reducerer antallet af tomme senge på britisk hospital Universitetshospitalet i Cambridge anerkendes for sin høje grad af digitalisering. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/britisk-hospital-fjerner-naesten-al-papir-reducere-antallet-tomme-senge-1079060 Version2
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Kinesisk TV besøgte FOODKinesiske CCTV besøgte Nordic Food Lab ved Institut for Fødevarevidenskab (FOOD) på...
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What the Next Round of Alt-Right Rallies Will Reveal Members of the alt-right like to depict their movement as an irreverent response to political correctness . On Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car through that façade, in a terrorist attack that killed Heather Heyer and injured 19 others who had gathered in opposition to the white-nationalist movement. It was a defining moment, but not a moment for a pause. M
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The Atlantic

The Gap Between Trump and the Black Community NEW ORLEANS—Suffice it to say that Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention did not go well. On Friday, the White House aide headlined a panel on police violence, moderated by BET news host Ed Gordon, which became news and social media fodder when a 45-minute verbal sparring match ended with Manigault-Newman walking out. Against Gor
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The Atlantic

Hindu Today, Muslim Tomorrow For the first 16 years of her life, Ravita Meghwar was a Hindu girl living in a village in Pakistan. But today her name is Gulnaz Shah, and she is married, and a Muslim. Her family members believe that kidnappers drugged them and abducted their daughter, and that she was forcibly converted to Islam. She says she eloped and married of her own choice. A decade or two ago, Meghwar’s case would have
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Science | The Guardian

If you care about identity politics your priority has to be saving the planet | Matthew Todd You expect to find climate change denial on the right. But from the left too, there is a strange silence about the single most pressing issue facing humanity Someone writes a memo about his views on gender difference and it kicks off . Apparently women are in tears, too traumatised to go to work. A baker refuses to ice a wedding cake for two guys and my Twitter feed practically bursts into flames
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can youNew week's stunning solar eclipse in the United States will generate as much science as oohs and aahs.
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The Atlantic

Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight Is being a little bit overweight bad for you? Could it lead to an untimely death? It’s a question with real consequences. Many overweight people feel locked in a fruitless battle with their size. If they do slim down, the process might distort their metabolisms forever. But if they remain overweight, non-thin people may face intense prejudice and stigma, as the writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner poigna
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Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend timeYouth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids' whereabouts.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens job: Siemens, Forsvaret, Novo Nordisk og flere af de store jagter ingeniører Der er behov for projektledere, afdelingschefer, specialister. Find din næste stilling på Jobfinder. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-siemens-forsvaret-novo-nordisk-flere-de-store-jagter-ingenioerer-9442 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Miltbrand-mutation er i gang med at dræbe regnskovens chimpanserDen muterede bakterie dræber hundredevis af pattedyr, men der er ingen grund til panik, mener dansk professor og overlæge.
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American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, survey findsThe American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a new study that probes working conditions in the United States.
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Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at workResearchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to starfish, and showed how these sea creatures evolved in response to the rise of shell-crushing predators during the late Palaeozoic Era. The results, reported in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, also suggest that brittle stars evolved new traits before the largest mass extinction event in Earth's history
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Hologram technology could lead to improved diagnoses of chronic diseases in remote areasA new system developed by UCLA researchers could make it easier and less expensive to diagnose chronic diseases, particularly in remote areas without expensive lab equipment.
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No 'Game of Thrones' in latest HBO hacker leakHackers continue to pester HBO, but didn't release any material related to the network's hit show "Game of Thrones" in their latest leak.
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Tokyo zoo releases video of 'fluffy' baby pandaA two-month-old panda, the first cub born at Tokyo's Ueno zoo for five years, is growing well and has become "fluffy", the zoo said Monday as it released fresh video footage of the baby animal.
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SpaceX to launch super-computer to spaceSpaceX is poised to launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station Monday, including a super-computer that could direct astronauts on future deep-space missions.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heatCan a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?
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Science | The Guardian

Your photos of the Perseid meteor shower Some of our readers lucky enough to experience clear skies share their spectacular views of the Perseid meteor shower Continue reading...
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Science | The Guardian

Feared, ostracised and murdered: how music saved the Tanzania Albinism Collective They are persecuted in their homeland, but music is now changing their lives. Meet the Tanzanians who play with sledgehammers, chant in Swahili – and dance till they drop It is a Wednesday night in a London pub and a group are about to play their first ever gig. It doesn’t begin well. Some members start singing the wrong song, the keyboard won’t work properly and they don’t all finish at the same
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Science-Based Medicine

Alternative medicine kills cancer patientsBy definition, alternative medicine has not been shown to be effective or has been shown to be ineffective. Thus, alternative medicine is ineffective against cancer and can best be represented as either no treatment at all or potentially harmful treatment. It is thus not surprising that cancer patients who choose alternative medicine have a higher risk of dying from their cancer. A new study confi
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Science | The Guardian

Five tips to help students on results day Many students will have important decisions to make after getting their GSCE and A-level results. Here’s what teachers can do to help Results day will soon be upon us. For many students across the country, it will mark the end of one journey and the start of a new one. Most will get the grades they want and be rewarded for the many hours of revision and hard work. But some will fall short of thei
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A Machine Learning driven chatbot that simplifies service bookings and tracking for Automobile Industry - Engati Blog submitted by /u/getengati [link] [comments]
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? Are you a match for these match puzzles? For bright sparks! UPDATE: you can read the solutions here Hi guzzlers, The first two puzzles today come from reader Gabriella Horvath, who lives in Hungary. She first came across them in her childhood, during the Soviet-backed socialist regime, at a time when many people smoked, and when military service was compulsory. Match puzzles about soldiers were guaranteed entertainment. Continue reading
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Science | The Guardian

Analysis of Roman coins tells of Hannibal's defeat and Rome's rise Scientists find that silver used came from mines on Iberian peninsula captured by Rome from Carthaginian leader The defeat by the ancient Romans of Hannibal , despite the Carthaginian leader’s famous feat of marching his army – complete with war elephants – over the Pyrenees and Alps into Italy, also meant that the Romans captured the silver mines of the Iberian peninsula, bringing so much silver
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Science | The Guardian

Cancer treatment: sorting the good news from the hype The newspapers love a cancer research story, but many are misleading or won’t affect patients for many years. But there is plenty of progress worth reporting Every news story about cancer research should come with a health warning: believe the hope, but not the hype. Good headlines are quick and catchy, good science is steady steps taken on a complicated issue over a long time. If a new treatment
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Ingeniøren

Sydkorea skruer ned for robotstøttenBorgerløn og robotskat er for alvor blevet en del af den offentlige debat. Nu tager den sydkoreanske regering øjensynligt første skridt i retning mod at nedtrappe støtten til industriens robotter.
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Sådan tænder du gnisten i dine medarbejdere Sørger du for at skabe de rigtige rammer for dine medarbejdere, så de kan være passionerede og energiske omkring deres arbejde? Det kræver, at du lytter, taler, undersøger og afprøver, hvad der får netop dine medarbejderne til at føle sig som fisk i vandet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/saadan-taender-du-gnisten-dine-medarbejdere-9435 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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The Atlantic

Game of Thrones: No Choice at All Every week for the seventh season of Game of Thrones , three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of the HBO drama. Because no screeners were made available to critics in advance this year, we’ll be posting our thoughts in installments. David Sims: This late in its run, Game of Thrones is mostly about tyrants, and I’m glad it’s aware of that. There are plentiful types of tyranny for the We
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

'Smiley' emojis in formal workplace e-mails could create frowns, says Ben-gurion University study'People tend to assume that a smiley is a virtual smile, but the findings of this study show that in the case of the workplace, at least as far as initial 'encounters' are concerned, this is incorrect,' Dr. Glikson says. 'For now, at least, a smiley can only replace a smile when you already know the other person. In initial interactions, it is better to avoid using smileys, regardless of age or ge
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Cognitive abilities seem to reinforce each other in adolescenceOne of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains as one factor, known as 'g' or 'general intelligence.' Despite this, the mechanisms underlying 'g' remain somewhat mysterious. In a new study, scientists from Cambridge, London, and Berlin use longitudinal da
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New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treatedStanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood. The test, which is called single color digital PCR, requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect as few as three mutation-bearing molecules in a single reaction. According to the report, this highly sensitive test has t
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Important to communicate cancer prevention message to young adults to reduce risks later in lifeThe latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to subsequent cancer risk and presents opportunities for putting that evidence into public health practic
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Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend timeYouth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids' whereabouts. Researchers found that adolescents aged 11 to 17 spent over an hour less each day on average in their neighborhoods if residents there were very fearful, compared to kids from areas perceived as being safer.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, survey findsRelatively little is know about how Americans view their workplace, despite its major role in their lives. One of the most in-depth surveys ever done on the topic finds that the American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment.
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To Feed the World, Improve PhotosynthesisBy reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists hope to forestall devastating food shortages.
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Under kølerhjelmen hos MobilePay: Cowboy-analytikere og Excel-ark, der crasher Det kostede på data-processerne at udvikle MobilePay med rekordfart, viser ITU-rapport. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/under-koelerhjelmen-hos-mobilepay-cowboy-analytikere-excel-ark-crasher-1078961 Version2
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Dækker vi drabssager på Ingeniøren?Ingeniøren har af gode grunde ingen kriminalreportere, og vi er sjældent gæst i danske retslokaler. Men hvad gør vi, når den sigtede er en kendt teknolog, opfinder og endda markant blogger på vores medie? Læs her, hvordan vi vil dække sagen om Peter Madsen i den kommende tid.
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Tyskland satser stort på brint til transportBrint bliver kaldt både frelser og fuser i den grønne omstilling, men i Tyskland investeres der milliarder i den emissionsfri teknologi.
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FOTOS: Tyskland satser på brintBrint kan bruges til at lagre vedvarende energi såsom vand og sol – og så udleder brint vand som det eneste restprodukt. I Tyskland blev 3,8 milliarder kroner øremærket til til udvikling og udbygning af brint- og brændselscelleteknologi mellem 2007-2016, og de næste to år bliver industrien tilført endnu 1,8 milliarder kroner. Klik dig gennem galleriet, og bliv klogere på Tysklands brinteventyr.
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Ars Technica

After a month off, SpaceX makes a triumphant return to flight [Updated] Trevor Mahlmann 12:45pm Monday Update : With near perfect weather conditions for a launch, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket soared into space on Monday, delivering its Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The supply ship will rendezvous with the International Space Station later this week. Meanwhile, the Falcon 9's first stage fell back to its landing pad on the Florida coast, marking the 14th time SpaceX has s
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Gizmodo

Godwin of Godwin's Law: 'By All Means, Compare These Shitheads to the Nazis' Image: AP Any masochist who has spent a second taking part in the eye gouge that is “internet discourse” has heard one of its core tenets, Mike Godwin’s law. That law, as recounted by Wired , goes as follows: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.” Advertisement We’ve all been there. Maybe you were discussing Naruto , or Vi
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NYT > Science

In South Texas, Threat of Border Wall Unites Naturalists and PoliticiansThe proposed wall, not yet funded, would slice through private property, including refuges for butterflies and wildlife.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatmentResearchers have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Cassini skims Saturn's atmosphereCassini is on its final five full orbits of Saturn, getting close enough to directly "taste" its gases.
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The Alt-Right Can't Disown CharlottesvilleFor years, inflammatory rhetoric consumed backwater internet message boards. They can’t take it back now.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Does widespread pain stem from the brain? MRI study investigatesPatients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Being bullied may dramatically affect sleepNew research, using a mouse model simulating human bullying, suggests that being bullied produces long-lasting, depression-like sleep dysfunction and other effects on daily biological rhythms.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worsePressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new research.
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Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don't target the brainScientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation -- a very surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments of insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not require getting a drug into the brain.
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How dietary fiber helps the intestines maintain healthResearchers have discovered how by-products of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes act as the right fuel to help intestinal cells maintain gut health.
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The Atlantic

Why an Anti-Fascist Short Film Is Going Viral How should Americans fight against a resurgent white-nationalist movement in the United States? This weekend, they returned to an artifact from an earlier era of anti-Nazism. Tens of thousands of people rediscovered—and promptly shared and retweeted—a clip from Don’t Be a Sucker, a short propaganda film made by the U.S. War Department in 1943. When it first debuted, Don’t Be a Sucker would have p
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Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind powerThermalTracker 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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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at workNewly described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them.
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Futurity.org

Stroke rates dropped for men, not women Between 1993 and 2010, men showed considerable improvement in their stroke risk, but women did not show a statistically significant drop, report researchers. “For decades, women had a lower overall stroke rate than men, but now men appear to be approaching similar rates…” In the paper in the journal Neurology , Tracy Madsen, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown University’s Warre
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Futurity.org

Refuel immune cells to fight Alzheimer’s plaques? New research in mice suggests a certain genetic mutation can cause an energy deficit in immune cells in the brain responsible for clearing away plaques connected to Alzheimer’s risk. When such cells are running on empty, they can’t protect neurons from harmful plaques that tend to collect in the brain as people get older. People with specific mutations in the gene TREM2 are three times more likel
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Insurance claims reveal new links among diseases Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers have created a new classification of common diseases based on how often they occur among genetically-related individuals. Researchers hope the work, published this week in Nature Genetics , will help physicians make better diagnoses and treat root causes instead of symptoms. “Understanding gen
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Gizmodo

Fired Google Engineer James Damore Takes His Case to Reddit Photo: AP James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after posting a 10-page memo calling the company an “ Ideological Echo Chamber ” and arguing women are underrepresented in tech because of inherent differences, has taken his side of the story to one of the friendliest venues imaginable: Reddit. In an AMA session on the /r/JamesDamore subreddit, Damore took a number of questions from peopl
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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 new research.
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Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire'Analysis of ancient Roman coins has shown that the defeat of the Carthaginian general Hannibal led to a flood of wealth across the Roman Empire from the silver mines of Spain. This finding, which gives us a tangible record of the transition of Rome from a regional power to an Empire, is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.
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Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formedNew geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.
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Big Think

Scientists Use CRISPR Gene Editing to Create the World's First Mutant Social Insect Researchers succeed in deleting key genes from ants, significantly modifying their behavior. Read More
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The Atlantic

The Test Trump Failed “Thoughts and prayers” from our nation’s leaders, via Twitter . American presidents run for office with a set of promises, visions, and ideas of what they’d like to do if they win. For John Kennedy, it was to “get America moving again.” For (my one-time employer) Jimmy Carter, it was creating “a government as good as its people.” For Ronald Reagan, it was (no joke) “let’s make America great again
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Gizmodo

Another Great App Went Subscription Only and Everything Is Terrible Image: Ulysses I blame Adobe for this. Ulysses, one of the best writing tools available right now, is going subscription only . If you previously purchased Ulysses for Mac or iOS (it works seamlessly across Macs, iPhones, and iPads) you are now going to have to pony up $5 a month or $40 a year in order to enjoy any new features the development team might roll out for the software. And again, I bl
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See How Investigators Unlocked A Huge Clue About The Unabomber's Identity Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery and Discovery GO Fitz and Natalie reach a major breakthrough when they use linguistics to find a major clue about the identity of the Unabomber. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://discovery.com/manhunt Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://w
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NYC Transit Union Claims The MTA Holds Dead Bodies In Worker Break Rooms Photo via Getty Images As if our world wasn’t as messed up as we already know it to be, NYC’s Transport Workers Union is claiming that the MTA stores dead bodies cleaned up off of subway tracks in worker break rooms. You thought you had it bad when somebody heated up their fish? What’s even more fucked up is that the bodies are reportedly left out in the open with no warnings to workers and no lo
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The Atlantic

The Alt-Right’s Rebranding Effort Has Failed The alt-right movement has sought over the past two years to rebrand white nationalism, lifting it out of the obscure corners of the website Stormfront and elevating it into the mainstream political discussion. In some ways the effort succeeded. President Trump’s campaign offered white nationalists a political home in the mainstream. They heard Trump’s hardline anti-immigration stances and repeat
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Doxxed White Supremacist Caught Red-Handed With Torch at Charlottesville Wants to Put That Genie Back in the Bottle Photo: Getty Images A 20-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student who was caught on camera carrying torches alongside other white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is backpedaling furiously now that his identity has been exposed. Channel 2 News reports that after the photo of Peter Cvjetanovic screaming while holding the torch went viral, they were able to reach him by phone
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HBO hackers leak episodes from upcoming season of 'Curb'The hackers who broke into HBO's computer network have released more unaired episodes, including several from the highly anticipated return of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which debuts in October.
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The Atlantic

How Will the Church Reckon With Charlottesville? On Saturday, white supremacists violently attacked protesters marching against them in Charlottesville. A 20-year-old man, James Alex Fields Jr., allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of people, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others. Two state police officers also died while monitoring the protests after their helicopter crashed. The next day was Sunday. And that matte
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The Atlantic

'We Need to Call It Out for What It Is' CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— “Okay, y’all bring the governor back up here.” Dr. Alvin Edwards was addressing the crowd at the Sunday service at the Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in downtown Charlottesville. But he was talking only partially to his congregation. The pastor was more directly addressing, jokingly, the scrum of reporters—bearing iPhones and voice recorders and bulky cameras—surround
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Science | The Guardian

Great solar eclipse countdown under way How to enjoy the full eclipse experience on 21 August, during the first total solar eclipse to cross the USA from coast to coast since 1918 The countdown to the Great American Eclipse on 21 August is entering its final week as eclipse-watchers are completing their plans for the first total solar eclipse to cross the USA from coast to coast since 1918. Millions live in the path of totality, the co
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Big Think

Why This Pastor Thinks Donald Trump Can Nuke North Korea A pastor has come out in support of President Donald Trump's authority to use force with North Korea. Read More
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Gizmodo

Watch Jason Kessler, Organizer Behind Disastrous White Supremacist Rally, Get Run Out of His Own Press Conference Image: Screengrab via New York Daily News At a press conference on Sunday, angry citizens ran off Jason Kessler, the organizer of a disastrous rally for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other members of the so-called alt right in Charlottesville, Virginia that ended in mass violence this weekend. Local paralegal Heather Heyer died and dozens were injured after suspected member of neo-Nazi group
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Big Think

How to Overcome Chronic Procrastination Psychology professor Joseph Ferrari explains how to overcome procrastination. Read More
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Big Think

The Difference Between Solitude and Loneliness We're more lonely than ever and this is horrible. Equally horrible? We can't bare to spend time alone. Read More
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Here's the Best Deal We've Ever Seen On Crest Whitestrips Crest 3D Whitestrips 14-Pack , $15 after $15 coupon Our readers have bought thousands of packs of Crest 3D Whitestrips over the past few years, but we’ve never seen a deal like this before. This 14-pack box is listed for $30 right now (which is a good price on its own), but a $15 clippable coupon on the page knocks that down to just $15. We don’t expect this one to last.
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The Force Unleashed's Absurd Protagonist Almost Returned for Star Wars: Rebels Image: LucasArts Starkiller, the fabulously ridiculous antihero of The Force Unleashed , almost featured in Star Wars: Rebels . This would have been bonkers. The tidbit comes from a Twitch stream event broadcasted by Sam Witwer. “Dave [Filoni] did share with me, by the way, he considered making Starkiller an Inquisitor in Star Wars: Rebels ,” Witwer said. “It didn’t quite fit the story they were
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The Atlantic

Take the Statues Down On Saturday in Charlottesville, a rally in defense of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned into a reenactment of the cause he led—white supremacists marching behind the Confederate battle flag, their opponents left injured or dead on the ground. But like Lee’s soldiers, today’s defenders of white supremacy are fighting for a losing cause, a defeat that their violence will only serve to make deeper an
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Interview: 20-Year Old Deandre Harris Speaks Out About Being Assaulted by White Supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. Photo via Deandre Harris Twenty-year old aspiring hip-hop artist Deandre Harris moved to Charlottesville, Va., from Suffolk, Va., two years ago for a job opportunity as an Instructional Assistant in the special education program at a local high school. But nothing could prepare him for what he experienced Saturday afternoon, when he took part in a counter protest against the “Unite The Right” whi
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The Atlantic

Back Channel to North Korea While the Trump administration’s policy on North Korea is gyrating in all directions—mostly bad—someone in Washington is keeping hope alive. Namely, despite escalating tensions which appear to be approaching a violent breaking point, there might be a peaceful way out of what some pundits are calling a “slow-motion Cuban missile crisis.” Reports emerged last week that American and North Korean dip
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Drug trial shows promise for deadly neurological disorderResults of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20. The disease, called Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), causes cholesterol to build up in neurons, leading to a gradual loss of brain function. In the drug trial, researchers have shown that treatment with a type of sugar molecule called cyclodextrin
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Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini's suicide mission to Saturn The grand finale of Nasa’s epic 20-year mission to the ringed planet will be overseen from a deep space centre near Canberra. A photo essay by Jonny Weeks On 15 September 2017 at about 10pm AEST, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge deep into the hostile atmosphere of Saturn on a historic but suicidal course. It’s the grand finale of a 20-year mission which has revolutionised our understanding o
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Spectacular Saturn: Cassini's epic pictures using a one megapixel camera During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has captured some breathtaking images of the ringed planet and its moons, revealing many unexpected secrets. Here are some of the best • Read our photo essay – Space whisperers: the Aussies guiding Cassini’s suicide mission to Saturn Continue reading...
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Who Would Win in a War Between the United States and North Korea Experts assess what would happen if the U.S. and North Korea go to war. Read More
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See Our Two Naked Survivalists Meet In A Croatian Field | Naked and Afraid #NakedAndAfraid | Thursdays at 9p Adam and Samantha face their fears about getting naked with a stranger in Velebit, Croatia. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NakedandAfraid https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter
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How Mazda's 'Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines' Actually Works Leave it to a tiny car company like Mazda to pull off something the big players have been trying to figure out for years. That’s the deal with the new “ SkyActiv-X ” series of engines, which use revolutionary technology to achieve diesel-like fuel economy with gasoline. If you want to see how it likely works, Engineering Explained is here to help. The trick to these new supercharged engines is al
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Rare white moose captured on film in SwedenThis video has been removed for rights reasons.
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Stark increase in opioid-related admissions, deaths in nation's ICUsIn one of the first efforts to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on intensive care units on United States' hospitals, a new study revealed that opioid-related demand for acute care services has outstripped the available supply.
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Amazon Is Cracking Down on Fake Eclipse Glasses That Could Get People Blinded Photo: AP In just over a week on August 21st, the US will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years . Seeing as staring at the sun, even while it is obscured by the moon, for any length of time can be extremely hazardous up to and including the point of severe eye damage or blindness, it’s not a suggestion to buy eclipse glasses that meet minimum safety standards. It’s pretty mu
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Ars Technica

Why our brains lead us astray when we take things at face value Enlarge / Faces. (credit: Anna Carol / Flickr ) The Industrial Revolution was a dizzying time. People were moving from small outposts to big cities; they were crossing borders and settling far from their roots. Society had been so much simpler for the past couple of million years, when everyone for the most part lived in tribal groups. These were essentially extended families in which you either
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Scientific American Content: Global

What Can Musicians Teach Us about Imagination?Insights about imagination from a discussion with classical musicians -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jo Draper obituary My friend Jo Draper, who has died aged 68 from cancer, was an author, editor, archaeologist, museum curator and an authority on post-medieval pottery. Much of her considerable output focused around Dorset and her adopted home town of Dorchester. Born near Winchester, Hampshire, the daughter of John and Betty Draper, Jo espoused the common-sense values of her farming background. Encouraged by a te
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Time for Republicans to Leap From the Boat President Trump made two big political decisions over past half-week, and both are already proving disasters. The first decision was to cut himself loose from the Republican leadership in Congress. Trump blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a sequence of tweets fixing blame on McConnell—and thereby absolving himself—for the failure of Obamacare repeal. The second decision was to is
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Ars Technica

Tracking the spread of culture through folktales Enlarge (credit: Starz ) There’s a reason why the premise of American Gods is so alluring: the US is home to a wild and glorious mishmash of gods, folktales, and cultural heritage. One by one, groups from around the world picked up and landed on a new shore, bringing their stories with them. The mere existence of certain tales can be revealing. They develop and mutate as they get passed from one
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Fruitcake From Robert Scott Expedition Is ‘Almost’ Edible at 106 Years OldConservationists who found the ice-covered dessert in Antarctica believe it once belonged to the British explorer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Estonia 'e-residency' offers Brexit Brits EU loopholeAs Brits brace for the upheaval that Brexit could bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID programme to keep doing business across the European Union.
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Israel moves to curb strike at nuclear plantIsrael's government approved Sunday emergency measures to end a "disruptive" months-long strike over pay by scientists working at the country's top secret nuclear research centre.
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Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodilesBangladeshi conservationists introduced two rare river-dwelling crocodiles to potential mates Sunday in a last-ditch attempt to save the critically-endangered species from extinction.
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Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far rightSilicon Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground rules for the digital world, a conflict that mirrors the polarization of American politics in recent years.
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Orphan Black Creators Want to Make a Movie, but What Should It Be About? Image: BBC America The Canadian clone chronicles just ended last night, but creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson are already talking about how eager they are to return for a feature. “Grame and I have always loved the idea of potentially doing a feature film,” Fawcett told Entertainment Weekly . Talking to Deadline , he echoed the same point, saying, “I don’t see that in the near, near future,
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Strong quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra; no major damageA strong earthquake struck Sunday off the coast of southern Sumatra in Indonesia, causing panicked residents to run from their homes but no major damage.
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Bumper stickers make often impersonal highways a space for social interactionSocial theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Racial profiling of Latino immigrants influences families differentlyImmigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher who explores these consequences amongst mixed-status families in the Midwest.
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Sunday's Best Deals: Adidas Apparel, Anker PowerLine II, Electric Massagers, and More Adidas apparel Gold Box , the last lightning cable you’ll need to buy, two Naipo electric massagers, and more lead Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerLine II Dura 10' , $13 With its incredibly durable construction and lifetime warranty, Anker’s PowerLine II Dura might be the last Lightning cable you ever have to b
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It's Up to Congress to Call Trump to Account On Saturday, Donald Trump was widely condemned for his response to the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a motorist was charged with murder after plowing into a crowd of counterprotesters. The moment called for a denunciation of white supremacists, as a number of Republican senators and numerous conservative pundits would later affirm. Instead, President Trump con
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Ars Technica

Why Tor Books’ first podcast drama Steal the Stars should steal your attention (credit: Tor Labs) If you’re not a regular podcast listener, you might have missed the booming resurgence of audio dramas over the past few years. Once the purview of terrestrial radio—and all but dead in the United States—iTunes has given the narration-driven medium a brand-new outlet. Welcome to Night Vale , The Magnus Archives , Limetown , and Archive 81 are just a few of my personal favorites
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The Atlantic

The Problem With Confederate Monuments Towns across the American south are reckoning with whether or not to tear down Confederate statues in public spaces. For New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, taking down the monuments felt like a necessity, despite the tension it brought forth in his city. “I didn’t start the problems with race in this country, but I did force the people of New Orleans to confront them,” Landrieu reflected in in thi
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Live Science

How Benjamin Franklin Spread Science on 'Supernatural' Solar EclipsesFranklin advanced a scientific – not supernatural – understanding of astronomical events such as eclipses. His satirical character 'Poor Richard' mocked those who bought into astrological predictions.
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Live Science

Is Dark Matter Less 'Lumpy' Than Predicted?A new night-sky survey of distant galaxies suggests that dark matter is less "lumpy" than previously thought.
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Ingeniøren

Det danske eventyr om den iranske jernbaneNæste år er det 80 år siden, Den Transiranske Jernbane stod klar – takket være et dansk ingeniørkonsortium, som tog over, da andre slap.
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Drones, Data, and Deep-Fried Doughnuts: STEAM at the Great New York State FairFairgoers will find an all-new STEAM exhibit at this year's state fair. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Call-In: The Solar Eclipse This week, on The Call-In, we answer all your questions about the upcoming solar eclipse — how to protect your eyes, and what to do if the day is cloudy.
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Science | The Guardian

Perseid meteor shower seen over Greece – timelapse video The annual Perseid meteor shower filled the sky will glowing streaks over the weekend near the archaeological site of Mesimvria outside Alexandroupoli in northern Greece. As the meteors burn up, they can appear as green, white or orange streaks across the sky Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures Continue reading...
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Gizmodo

Why Are Neo-Nazis on Twitter So Scared of Being Called Neo-Nazis? Baked Alaska on the left (identified by the AP as a “white nationalist demonstrator”) and his bodyguard (right) at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Yesterday’s rally of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and so-called “alt-right” activists predictably devolved into violence. One anti-fascist protester and two police officers are dead, and dozens m
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The Neurocritic

Olfactory Deterrence A military aide carries the “ nuclear football ” aboard the Marine One helicopter in which President Trump was waiting to depart the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 3. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency). via Washington Post . August 6, 1945 – President Harry S. Truman, announcing the bombing of Hiroshima : “If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from t
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DeLorean Aerospace Is Making a Flying CarPaul DeLorean's DR-7 VTOL aircraft is the latest entry in an increasingly crowded field.
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The Atlantic

Why Won't Trump Call Out Radical White Terrorism? On November 15, 2015, as the world grappled with the horrors of a multipronged ISIS attack in Paris, Donald Trump, who was then an improbable but officially declared candidate for the presidency, tweeted , “When will President Obama issue the words RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM? He can’t say it, and unless he will, the problem will not be solved!” I raise the subject of this tweet, and the sentiment
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Popular Science

20 Amazon tips to save you time and money DIY Shop smarter. Next time you go shopping on Amazon, follow these expert tips to find the best deals first, dig out the biggest discount codes, optimize your time, and more.
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Seeing without EyesCells throughout the body can detect light, too -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle Continue reading...
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Science : NPR

People In Nepal Used To Think Vultures Were Bad Luck. Not Anymore The number of vultures in South Asia has plummeted. But "restaurants" to feed rescued chicks and wild vultures are good for the birds — and for the local economy. (Image credit: Mary Plage/Getty Images)
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What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse?The charged layer of Earth’s atmosphere gets uncharged during an eclipse, and that could have implications for everything from GPS accuracy to earthquake prediction.
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How to Stay in the Moment: Take a PictureWhen people take photos of things they’re interested in, they tend to focus on those things more intently.
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The Inflatable Trump-Chicken, Return of the Mooch, and the Week's Biggest Online NewsAs our journey toward global chaos continues, take a moment to smell the flowers—the rotting, morally bankrupt, online flowers.
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A Guide to Russia’s High Tech Tool Box for Subverting US DemocracyRussia's government draws on a century of espionage tradecraft to influence and undermine Western society. Now it’s updated for the digital age.
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The Atlantic

Atypical Is So Close to Great When Atypical was announced last October, the Netflix show’s mission was defined as a question: What does it mean to be normal? Sam (Keir Gilchrist), Atypical ’s primary character, is a high-school senior who also has autism, and most of the storylines in the first eight episodes (released on Friday) revolve around “normal” teenage experiences—his efforts to get a girlfriend, his interactions wit
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You May Actually Be Motivated To Exercise With Amazon's One-Day Adidas Sale Adidas Gold Box Amazon’s running its first Adidas Gold Box in a couple of months , with deals on everything from shirts and pants to hats and underwear. These prices are only available today though , and a lot of them will probably sell out early, so run, don’t walk. Here are a few of our favorites, but head over to Amazon to see the rest . More Deals
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Professor i miljøøkonomi anbefaler: 5 spændende bøger til din sommerlæsningJette Bredahl Jacobsen giver sit besyv på fem bøger, du kan læse henover sommeren.
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Viden

Dansk forsker: Stamceller fra fremmede kan læge dine sårStamceller kan muligvis narre kroppens immunforsvar. Derfor behøver der formentlig ikke være et særligt match mellem donor og patient, fortæller forsker Trine Fink, der er fascineret af de behandlingsmuligheder, stamceller åbner for.
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Science | The Guardian

Radical millennials are a climate force to be reckoned with | Geoff Dembicki The window for hope is closing rapidly for the planet. But young activists are demonstrating their power at the ballot box to push for a different future Geoff Dembicki is the author of Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years, it’s conceiva
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Dansk elbil sætter ny verdensrekordI onsdags satte en dansk elbil verdensrekord i sin kategori og er dermed det næsthurtigste 4-hjulede elkøretøj i verden på en ⅛ mile. Nu går de to fætre bag bilen efter at blive verdens hurtigst accelererende eldrevne køretøj og komme i Guinness Rekordbog.
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NYT > Science

Experience a Zero-Gravity FlightExperience zero gravity in 360. If you ever wished to become an astronaut, this is your first step.
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The Atlantic

The Onerous, Arbitrary, Unaccountable World of Occupational Licensing For all Donald Trump’s flightiness and lack of ideological moorings, in one regard at least, the guy is reasonably steadfast: If Barack Obama supported something, he wants to blow it up or roll it back. Save for filling Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat—which, really, should count more as a win for Mitch McConnell—arguably 45’s most noteworthy feat thus far has been his dogged quest to unravel
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The Atlantic

Progressive Values Can't Be Just Secular Values For a generation, the Democratic Party of which I’m a member has steadily moved away from communities of faith. Today, according to a recent Pew study, more than one-third of Democrats—including 44 percent of self-described liberal Democrats—think churches and religious organizations actually have a “negative impact” on the United States. But the beliefs of those liberal Democrats don’t reflect t
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Golf er et spil med et solidt matematisk fundamentGodt kendskab til mekanik og matematik er et krav til både de personer, der udarbejder spillets regler, og de firmaer, der producerer udstyr i form af bolde og køller.
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Science | The Guardian

Are smartphones really making our children sad?US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, launched a campaign to help parents regulate internet and smartphone use at home. She suggested that the overconsumption of social media was a problem akin to that of junk-food diets. “None of us
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Racial profiling of Latino immigrants influences families differentlyImmigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are US citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher.
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Bumper stickers make often impersonal highways a space for social interactionA University of Kansas researcher documented bumper stickers as he drove more than 10,000 miles on the interstate system in the eastern half of the United States.
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Science | The Guardian

How perfect are you? Personality quiz Answer four questions to find out if you really are God’s gift Interviewer: What’s your biggest weakness? Applicant: I’m a perfectionist Continue reading...
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The Atlantic

Why Charlottesville? CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— “We value diversity, equality, and love in this establishment and in our community,” a paper sign read. It was taped to the door of The Pie Chest, a small bakery just off the brick-lined downtown mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. A similar sign—“MINORITY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS”—was taped to the window of the mall’s Citizen Burger Bar. A banner stretched over East Market St
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The Atlantic

The Hoods Are Off In July 2017, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society invited members of the press to a private conference to discuss a sensitive pair of items from the organization’s collection: a pair of robes that might have originally belonged to founding members of the local Ku Klux Klan, established near Thomas Jefferson’s tomb in 1921. The robes, which the society said were donated in 1993, drew
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The Atlantic

Bloodshed in Charlottesville Violent clashes broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday after white-nationalist groups marched through the University of Virginia’s Emancipation Park by torchlight on Friday night. The “Unite the Right” gathering protested the city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from the park as well as other ideological grievances. After white nationalists began to sk
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The Atlantic

When Does a Fringe Movement Stop Being Fringe? Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carrying tiki torches, waving Confederate battle flags, and sometimes armed with clubs and shields and flanked by self-styled militiamen with heavier arms, the protesters, described by many as “white natio
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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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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The Atlantic

Alt-Right Members in Charlottesville Vow Not to Back Down After a chaotic 24 hours in Charlottesville, Virginia, people on both sides of violent clashes are describing this as a pivotal moment for America’s future. White nationalists who gathered for the Unite the Right rally blame those who turned out to stop them. They’re “damn communists,” says Andrew Dodson, a 33-year-old inventor who calls himself a “racial realist” and says he is fighting to save
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Gizmodo

Neo-Nazis Praise Trump's Response to Charlottesville: ‘He Said He Loves Us All' President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned violence that took place in Charlottesville , Virginia, where thousands of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, and other pieces of human trash gathered brandishing guns, torches, and Confederate flags. But to the elation of Nazis online and armed militiamen in the streets of Charlottesville, Trump declined to distance the White House from the white hate g
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The Atlantic

The Hidden Meaning of Trump's Charlottesville Remarks In the Trump presidency, pundits spend days debating the surprising—and often confusing—things Trump says in interviews and tweets. But often, the biggest questions are about what the president leaves unsaid. After a day of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, President Trump addressed the nation from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey: “We condemn in the strongest pos
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Better way to measure blood pressureAutomatic blood pressure devices are often used to assess blood pressure levels at home and in the clinic. But these devices are prone to significant errors, sometimes leading to the prescription of blood pressure-lowering medications to patients who don’t actually need them. Researchers have now developed a method to more accurately measure systolic blood pressure.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Menopausal status may better predict blood vessel health in women than fitness levelHigh physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.
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E-cigarette use accelerates effects of cardiovascular agingA new study suggests that a single exposure to e-cigarette (e-cig) vapor may be enough to impair vascular function.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New strategies to optimize and slow cardiovascular agingHeart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to keep our hearts and arteries as healthy as possible for as long as possible?
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental healthNew research suggests that some mothers' and fathers' psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities - and the amount of financial support they provide - conflict with conventional gender roles.
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See Why Buoy Number 414 Has Very Special Meaning Aboard The Brenna A #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c The number 414 has a special meaning for the Dwyer family - it's Sean's dad's birthday and was also the time he passed away. Will it bring any luck to the Brenna A? Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Step aboard the fishing vessels of DEADLIEST CATCH for an im
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New battery material goes with the flowScientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have engineered a new material to be used in redox flow batteries, which are particularly useful for storing electricity for the grid. The material consists of carefully structured molecules designed to be particularly electrochemically stable in order to prevent the battery from losing energy to unwanted reactions.
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The Atlantic

To Trump, All Protesters Are Alike Updated on August 12, 2017, at 5:18 p.m. ET President Trump denounced the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a brief press appearance from Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday. The remarks raised eyebrows for two reasons. One, the president focused much of his time on veterans affairs, despite the escalating violence in Virginia. (Shortly before Trump’s announcement, state polic
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The Atlantic

'We Must Reject Hate' Updated at 8:50 p.m. ET American political leaders reacted with outrage and condemnation on Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist march on the University of Virginia’s campus in Charlottesville. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency on Saturday morning at the request of Virginia State Police after Friday night skirmishes between hundreds of white nationa
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The Atlantic

Car Strikes Charlottesville Crowd, 1 Dead Updated on August 12, 2017, at 6:47 p.m. ET A car plowed through pedestrians on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, amid protests Saturday, killing one and injuring 19 others. The crowd had gathered to celebrate, an eyewitness told The Atlantic , because the white nationalists who’d gathered in the city had finally left. The mood was jubilant. Then, there were screams. Following the inciden
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This Family Never Expected The Horrible Surprise They Got In The Mail Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery and Discovery GO The Unabomber claims another victim when a package is delivered to a Harvard geneticist's family home. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://discovery.com/manhunt Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Discovery
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Nuclear Expert Considers Risks of Conflict with North KoreaNuclear historian Alex Wellerstein also speaks out on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, modernization, eradication and civil defense -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

One Dead, Dozens Injured After Car Slams Counter-Protesters at White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville [Updating] The car which was seen on video slamming into protesters. Screengrab via Brennan Gilmore Amid the chaos of a canceled “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia attended by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and other members of the so-called alt-right on Saturday, a man who has now been arrested drove a car directly into other vehicles and a crowd of people protesting the march. According
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NYT > Science

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few PatientsBreakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Firefighters contain huge wildfires in Corsica and PortugalFirefighters managed to contain huge wildfires in Portugal and the French island of Corsica on Saturday, though hot weather meant the risk of them spreading again remained high.
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Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumperNevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic.
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Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackersHackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO's servers.
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Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing appFacebook's interest in China has led it to discreetly create a photo-sharing application released there without the social network's brand being attached.
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Two Of Our Readers' Favorite Trash Cans Have Rare Discounts Today simplehuman 38L Rectangular Step Trash Can , $90 | simplehuman 50L Plastic Step Trash Can , $45 Our readers love simplehuman trash cans , at least to the extent that anyone can love any trash can, and two different models have rare 10% discounts running today. I actually own both of these, and use the metal one as my kitchen trash can , while the plastic one lives in my closet as a recycling bin
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On the darknet, drug buyers aren't looking for bargainsWhen drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren't looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study suggests.
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Paper examines links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental healthThe sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s suggested that women and men would have equal shots at happiness—whether they were their families' primary breadwinners or stay-at-home parents.
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Science | The Guardian

Auschwitz survivor who was world's oldest man dies at 113 Israel Kristal, who was only member of his family to survive war, described as ‘very hardworking’ by grandson Israel Kristal, the world’s oldest man who lived through both world wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp, has passed away just a month short of his 114th birthday, his family have said. Related: Maximum human lifespan could far exceed 115 years – new research Continue readin
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The Atlantic

A State of Emergency in Charlottesville Protests erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, ahead of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally. White nationalists gathered for a planned event, but were dispersed following a declaration of unlawful assembly . Protesters have been arrested, according to state police , though the number is not yet clear. “We’re closing the University right now and sheltering people in place,” Larry Sabato, the direct
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Ars Technica

Rise of the Empire expands Star Wars: Rebellion in all the right ways Enlarge / There’s plenty of “more” in the box. (credit: Fantasy Flight Games ) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. 2016’s Star Wars: Rebellion was—ahem—a force to be reckoned with. Presenting the original film trilogy within the scope of a three-hour board game is a
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Bullying and Suicide: What's the Connection?Researchers examine the risks for victims and perpetrators alike -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cassini to begin final five orbits around SaturnNASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
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Richard Spencer Claims Virginia Restaurant Was Refusing Service. It Wasn't Open. Image: Bryan Menegus/Gizmodo Yesterday as white nationalists flooded into Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right rally, headlining speaker and key organizer Richard Spencer had the time to complain on Twitter about a local restaurant supposedly refusing service to himself and the pale turds who follow his example. Embarrassingly, the restaurant simply wasn’t open. Based solely on the g
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When the U.S. Military Came to Guam Since North Korea threatened to fire missiles into the water around Guam, much has been made of the island’s strategic importance . It is the westernmost U.S. territory; it is home to two existing military bases—for the air force and the navy—and a planned third, for the marines. The United States retook Guam from the Japanese in World War II, and the military has been an outsized and sometimes c
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Study: North Korea's Missiles Built For Show, Can't Hit US Mainland Yet Photo: AP Are we on the brink of all-out nuclear war with North Korea? Experts say no, probably not . But according to a new technical analysis of North Korea’s missile technology in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , even if it did come to that, the closest to the heartland Kim Jong Un can strike is Anchorage, Alaska. Massachusetts Institute of Technology missile and nuclear weapons expert
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Where is everybody? The implications of cosmic silenceIf the potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere in the universe is so large, then where is everybody? In a new paper, an astrophysicist argues that species such as ours go extinct soon after attaining high levels of technology.
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Tell Me about Your Research, This Time with FeelingJust as art engenders emotion, science communication must identify and develop emotional connections with the public -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trees and shrubs offer new food crops to diversify the farmWhat if we could design a landscape that would provide a variety of nutritious foods, high-quality habitat, and ecosystem services, while also delivering a healthy profit to the landowner? According to researchers, it is not only possible, it should be adopted more widely, now.
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World Elephant Day 2017 Since 2011, August 12 has been set aside as World Elephant Day. Supported by numerous conservation agencies, it’s a day to “spread awareness, share knowledge, and provide solutions for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants,” according to the organizer’s website . Elephants face numerous challenges, including poaching, habitat loss, exploitation, abuse, and proximity to hum
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Researchers report >4,000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs (credit: Ron Amadeo) A single threat actor has aggressively bombarded Android users with more than 4,000 spyware apps since February, and in at least three cases the actor snuck the apps into Google's official Play Market, security researchers said Thursday. Soniac was one of the three apps that made its way into Google Play , according to a blog post published Thursday by a researcher from mobil
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Saturday's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, ExOfficio, Household Essentials, and More Simplehuman’s uber-popular trash bins , your favorite underwear from ExOfficio, the Dyson Ball Animal Complete vacuum , and more lead Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker PowerLine+ USB C to USB 3.0 , $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 c
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Researchers encode malware in DNA, compromise DNA sequencing software Enlarge / This data could potentially contain malware. (credit: UCSF ) With everyone from academics to Microsoft looking at the prospect of storing data using DNA, it was probably inevitable that someone would start looking at the security implications. Apparently, they're worse than most people might have expected. It turns out it's possible to encode computer malware in DNA and use it to attack
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What the Heck Is Going on With the HBO Game of Thrones Hack? Image: HBO Episode 5 of the penultimate season of Game of Thrones will air on Sunday. As with episode 4, an outline of the script has been circulating online in what seems to be the latest leak from the huge HBO hack. And suddenly, it seems like the “cyber incident” that some people— including this blogger —thought would be catastrophic is just a big, bad empty threat. It seemed like a big deal a
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Is Mindfulness Meditation BS or Not? YesBuddhist practice has been co-opted as a capitalist tool. That can be the first step to enlightenment.
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Why Hypoxia Is So Terrifying—And So Hard to StopA problem that has hit the F-35 fighter jet.
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Her er ingeniøruddannelsernes hitlisterOptaget på ingeniøruddannelserne stiger igen i år. Software, it og bio­teknologi er med til at trække antallet op.
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A Copyright Claim Was Reportedly Used to Stop Ad Blocking, But It's Complicated Image: AdBlocker A certain portion of the internet is freaking out over a change to an important list used by ad blockers that facilitates their function. Popular coding repository GitHub received a DMCA request (the same tool copyright holders use to remove links to pirated music and movies online) to remove a domain name from the ad blocking list and consented. That set off a firestorm of specu
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Effects of Global WarmingThe consequences of global warming are expected to be far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating.
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Reputation Study Asks, Would You Rather Cut Off Your Hand or Be Known as a Nazi?A new study reveals just how far people may be willing to go to protect their reputations.
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Mountain Beaver, Boomer, SewellelYou know the mountain beaver, you’ve just never had the time to talk about it. Now is the time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Up close and personal with Scuderia Corsa’s Ferrari 488 GT3 race car Although we usually pay for our own travel expenses, for this trip, Ferrari provided a night's accommodation in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Scuderia Corsa LAKEVILLE, Conn.—We weren't sure that we'd get a chance to see IMSA's WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race in 2017, but then a call came from the nice people at Ferrari asking if we wanted to drive one of their 488 GTB supercars up to the No
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Road tripping in a Ferrari 488 GTB: Worth the wait Although we usually pay for our own travel expenses, for this trip, Ferrari provided a night's accommodation in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Video edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) LAKEVILLE, Conn.—Anyone lucky enough to be shopping for a mid-engined supercar in 2017 has quite the array of possibilities before them. There's the Lamborghini Huracán , now also available with just rear-wheel driv
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Hyperefficient Agriculture, 50 Years Ago and NowInnovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Next Stop for Parkinson's Disease Research: Outer SpaceIn an effort to find new treatments for Parkinson's disease, researchers are sending their experiments to space.
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In 1925, Observers Lined Manhattan to Measure the Total Solar EclipseDuring a 1925 total solar eclipse over New York City, the streetlights turned on, three women fainted, vendors sold smoked glass while exhorting passersby to "save your eyes for 10 cents" and seagulls landed in the water, assuming it was night.
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Visualize the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA's 3D AppFind out what the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will look like from anywhere on the planet with a new interactive, 3D simulation from NASA.
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This One-Day Dyson Deal Includes Seven Hose Tools For Every Cleaning Situation Refurb Dyson Ball Animal Complete , $262 Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Ball Animal Complete are down to $262 on Amazon , one of the best prices we’ve seen. The Dyson Ball includes a brush that automatically adjusts when you move from carpets to hard floors, and seven (
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The Golden Age of Trolling – Ari Shaffir – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #111 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Comic Ari Shaffir talks about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, and growing up and growing out of bad habits. Read More
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Preserving the Right to Cognitive Liberty: A new type of brain-imaging technology could expose—even change—our private thoughts submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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The Guy Who Made Up All Those Password Rules Is SorryNorth Korea tensions, password regrets, Shadow Brokers, and more of the week's top security news.
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Donald Glover and YA Twitter: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Underestimate Donald Glover at Your Own Peril Lacey Rose | The Hollywood Reporter “What distinguishes the 33-year-old—arguably the most prolific creator of his generation, racking up accolades as a writer, producer, director, rapper, stand-up and, now, movie star—is not only his unique voice and versatility, but also his desire, through his work, to get under people's skin and make them think, ev
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Kinas drone-industri på vej mod nye højderKinesiske virksomheder er stadig mest kendt som dygtige kopister, men drone­industrien er et område, hvor kineserne går forrest med banebrydende teknologi.
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Researchers: Hackers Could Encode Human DNA With Malicious Software University of Washington researchers say malware could be encoded into DNA strands. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to researcher Karl Koscher about the findings and what they mean for gene sequencing.
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2017 Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks This WeekendDespite a bright moon, stargazers might see celestial fireworks Saturday night -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8 Ways Climate Change Puts Your Safety at RiskWorried about climate change? Or just plain confused? Here's 8 concrete ways climate change puts your safety at risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to choose the right drone for you DIY Take to the skies. Want to fly? Our consumer drone guide will explain the features you need to look for and recommend some of the best models that are currently on the market.
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Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes Drink Massive Stars' Milkshake!Greedy black holes, glittering dwarf galaxies, and one last look at the moon before the total solar eclipse.
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Review: Aer Fit Pack 2Aer's upgraded backpack can accommodate your essentials plus your gym stuff.
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Admit It, 'The Dark Tower' is Film's Biggest Letdown in YearsStephen King fans have been looking forward to an adaptation of the novels, but this isn't really what they had in mind.
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Lego-Like Brain Balls Could Build a Living Replica of Your NogginTo create a good living replica of the human brain, your best hope may be to let “organoid” components assemble it for you.
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What do plants and animals do during an eclipse?A citizen science experiment will gather the biggest dataset to date of animal responses to a total eclipse.
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The Atlantic

Nuclear Anxiety Returns to America Opening their paper on Friday morning, readers of The Wall Street Journal encountered a financial item of unusually wide interest. “Here’s a question that’s probably not on the CFA exam,” write Mike Bird and Riva Gold. “What happens to financial markets if two nuclear-armed nations go to war?” What, indeed? We soon learn the consequences could be dire. Short-term interest rates would rise and lon
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The Atlantic

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a former congressman, had given the editor-in-chief an ultimatum: Destroy your newspaper and leave town forever, or we will wreck it for you. They burned The Daily Record to the ground. It was the morning of November 10,
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The Atlantic

Convert Nation Jane Picken didn’t know much about religion growing up. Her parents were Christians, but she was orphaned at a young age, and the person who helped raise her “utterly rejected” revealed religion. Years later, when she met Abraham Cohen at a party, they really hit it off—they were engaged within three weeks. But first, they had a religion problem to fix. Cohen was the son of a cantor, or worship l
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Modulære robotter skal skabe en undersøisk infrastrukturEt DTU-projekt har til formål at skabe undervandsrobotter, som skal samarbejde om at reparere vindmøller og boreplatforme.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending August 12, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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How Two Brothers Took Over a Filipino City for ISIS Amer Hamzah Lucman last saw Omar Maute at their high school reunion around five years ago. While Lucman’s memory is fuzzy now, he remembers plenty of good-natured ribbing and reminiscing, and Maute talking about how being in the company of old friends made the world’s problems seem to fade away. The next time Lucman heard from Maute was on May 30, under decidedly horrific circumstances that may h
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Genmodificerede laks solgt for første gangDe genmodificerede laks vokser dobbelt så hurtigt som almindelige laks og bruger mindre foder.
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Science | The Guardian

Elephants unchained: 'The day has gone by when this was entertainment' As our understanding of the minds of our fellow species improves, will we increasingly look back at the way we have treated them in horror and repulsion? Photographs by Karine Aigner Water streams off the edges of her giant ears, runs in rivulets down the wrinkles of her slate-grey skin. She presses her whole head into the hose’s force, the spray welling into her mouth. As she drinks, she rubs he
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor virker psykisk pres på hikke?En læser undrer sig over, hvordan man kan fjerne hikke ved at tilbyde hikkeren en 10'er for at gøre det igen. Overlæge på Hvidovre Hospital har set på sagen.
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Perseid meteor shower: everything you need to know to see it The annual meteor shower will fill the night sky with glowing streaks this weekend, as the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle From piquing the interest of astronomers to fuelling the musings of poets, meteor showers have left a trail of inspiration in their wake since humanity first peered up into the sky. Now inspiration is set to strike once more. This weekend the night sky
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What is an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)?Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to realign a body's atoms, which creates a magnetic field that a scanner uses to create a detailed image of the body.
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Paper examines links between parents' earnings, gender roles, mental healthNew research out of the University of Illinois suggests that some mothers' and fathers' psychological well-being may suffer when their work and family identities - and the amount of financial support they provide - conflict with conventional gender roles.
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On the darknet, drug buyers aren't looking for bargainsWhen drug users go online for the first time to buy opioids, they aren't looking for the widest selection or the best prices for their illicit purchases, a new study suggests. Researchers found that first-time drug buyers who visited one marketplace on the 'darknet' cared only about finding trustworthy sellers -- those who would deliver what they promised and keep the buyers' identities secret.
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'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UKA display of hundreds of shooting stars has been captured by stargazers from across the UK.
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Specific type of immune regulatory cells could be used as potential clinical biomarkers to diagnose certain autoimmune diseasesResearchers analyzed blood samples from patients affected by an autoimmune disease that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth, and found that these patients have a significant increase in a specific type of immune cells called T follicular regulatory cells.
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New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powersChip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon's virtues include the fact that it 'rusts' in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. Two new ultrathin materials share that trait and outdo silicon in other ways that make them promising materials for electronics of the future.
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New mission going to the space station to explore mysteries of 'cosmic rain'A new experiment set for 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 mission is designed to measure the highest-energy particles of any detector yet flown in space.
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Machine learning helps 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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Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidlyBiologists 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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Taboo words' impact mediated by context, listeners' likelihood of being offendedA new paper 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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'How to' guide for producing hair folliclesHow does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A new study addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3-D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function -- including the ability to grow hair.
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New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivityInvestigators have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of applications. The new device allows for the collection of data from many more detectors than was previously possible.
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Scientists map sex chromosome evolution in pathogenic fungiResearchers recently mapped the evolutionary turning point that transformed the pathogenic Cryptococcus fungus from an organism with thousands of sexes to only two. They found that during evolution, a reshuffling of DNA known as translocation brought together separate chunks of sex-determining genes onto a single chromosome, essentially mimicking the human X or Y chromosome. Surprisingly, these tr
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Sweet! Sugar-coated probe yields better acid testWhen our cells' acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way -- think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them much friendlier to living tissue.
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The Atlantic Daily: Military Matters What We’re Following Commander in Chief: Trump’s latest threat to North Korea, via Twitter, says “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.” Despite the strong words, there’s still no direct military threat to the U.S. In Seoul, residents are taking the exchange of threats in stride —especially young Koreans, who have grown up with a constant r
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The Lancet: Highly hazardous pesticides: Bans not secure storageGlobal policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides - commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia - should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Health journals.
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Deadspin Idiots Hold Idiot Summit | Splinter The Third Party Goes In The Middle | Jezebel Does Your Deadspin Idiots Hold Idiot Summit | Splinter The Third Party Goes In The Middle | Jezebel Does Your School Teach This Very Racist Nursing Textbook? | The Root Why Black America Isn’t Worried About the Upcoming Nuclear Holocaust |
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Ars Technica

Biggest amateur-built sub sinks—owner is suspected of killing passenger [Updated] Enlarge / The UV3 Nautilus in early sea trials in 2008. (credit: Frumperino ) Believe it or not, there's a crowdsourced, open source non-profit attempting to build a sea-launched suborbital rocket. Called Copenhagen Suborbitals, it even had access to a submarine. A club associated with the venture completed the sub in 2008, designed by Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor who is co-founder of the grou
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Locked and Loaded Today in 5 Lines President Trump said that the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” in the event of an attack, later adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will regret it fast” if he attacks or issues an “overt threat” to Guam or a U.S. ally. Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC, expressed interest in musician Kid Rock’s proposed Senate run. The House Freedom Caucus fil ed a petition callin
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Captain Sean Isn't Going To Allow Bullying Aboard The Brenna A #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Captain Sean lays down the law on the Brenna A after becoming frustrated with the bullying of a veteran deckhand. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Step aboard the fishing vessels of DEADLIEST CATCH for an immersive 360° panoramic experience! http://www.deadl
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Opioid Crisis Is a 'National Emergency': What Happens Now?President Donald Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a "national emergency," but could this declaration really help address the crisis?
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How big is too big? Amazon sparks antitrust concernsAmazon.com, America's fifth-largest company by market value, is still growing like an adolescent and planting flags in new markets. That is prompting some policymakers and legal experts to ask: How big is too big?
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Microscopy Tool Can See Through Dense Tissue: StudyScientists tout this lens-free holographic technique as a cost-effective alternative to standard tissue biopsies.
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The next step for EPA to relax fuel economy standards: Public comment period Enlarge / Car Exhaust With Two Tailpipes (credit: Getty Images) Yesterday Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the agency would start a public comment period in efforts to overhaul Obama-era fuel economy standards for cars and light duty trucks from 2021 to 2025. Much like the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States Act , the fuel economy st
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Popular Science

Five rad and random lunch boxes I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 21. Five rad and random lunch boxes I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 21.
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Rare Tan-and-White Striped Zebra Dies at Hawaiian RanchA rare zebra with tan stripes died on Sunday (Aug. 6) at a private sanctuary for exotic animals in Kona, Hawaii.
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Anthrax & Plague: How 1 Vaccine Could Protect Against 2 Bioterror ThreatsA single vaccine could potentially protect against two of the biggest bioterrorism threats — plague and anthrax.
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss The Urgent Message of M.I.A.’s Kala at 10 — Spencer Kornhaber reminisces on how the sound and message of the rapper’s brilliant second album attacked the concept of borders between peoples. Katie Posner Business of Creativity Writing in Someone Else’s World — Jason Heller tells the story of how he stumbled on a high-pay, low-prestige way to enter the publishing world. The Art—and Busin
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USC Stem Cell scientists obtain 'how to' guide for producing hair folliclesHow does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A USC-led study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3-D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function -- including the ability to grow hair.
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Tesla’s Hawaiian Project Highlights the Biggest Obstacle to Our Clean Energy Future
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That New Pro-Vegan Documentary on Netflix Made Me Want to Die If there’s one thing you should always remember about science, it’s that fact and truth are established after multiple studies converge on an answer. Even after that, further research might turn over what you thought was true of the other studies, because you were looking at it through too narrow of a lens. Single papers offer evidence, but rarely do they offer firm truths. This reality is compou
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40 Years Ago, NASA Launched Message To Aliens Into Deep Space Forty years ago, NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into deep space. Onboard both were gold discs with music, greetings and sounds from Earth — a message to aliens. Ann Druyan, the creative director of the project, talks about how they decided what message to put in the interstellar bottle.
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Elusive Neutrinos Detected in Never-Before-Seen InteractionFor the first time, scientists have proven a phenomenon, called coherent scattering, experimentally with the world's smallest neutrino detector.
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As Trump Tweets World Into Nuclear Standoff, Bomb Shelter Sales Are Booming All photos: Atlas Survival After North Korea threatened to launch an “enveloping strike” at Guam, the territory’s office of civil defense posted emergency guidelines on Friday, explaining what citizens should do in the event of a missile attack. (“Do not look at the flash or fireball—It can blind you. Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”) The advisory followed a week of alarmi
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The Forest Service really doesn't want you flying your drones into wildfire Science It's a no drone zone. Drones being flown into wildfires are on the rise, posing a risk to those tasked with putting out the flames. Read on.
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Catching Up With Dawn, the Massive Spacecraft Exploring the Asteroid BeltTen years after the Dawn spacecraft left the comfort of Earth, we’re checking in on the righteous, ion-powered machine.
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Meet the Company That’s Using Face Recognition to Reshape China’s Tech SceneIn China, you can use your face to get into your office, get on a train, or get a loan.
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Keep Your Networking Gear Running While the Power's Out For Just $41 APC Back-UPS Connect Lithium Ion UPS with Mobile Power Pack , $41 If the power at your house can be a little spotty, this $41 APC backup UPS is designed specifically to keep your modem and router running on battery power, so you’ll never lose touch with the world. Today’s deal is an all-time low by over $10, so if you have any inkling that you might want this, I wouldn’t hesitate.
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HQ initiates Operation Spywire! Calling all secret agents of Eyewire! HQ’s intelligence division has received a tip that the dastardly syndicate known as RAGE (Random Acts of Generic Evil) wants to steal one of our data sets, codename Pinky, for the furthering of their inexplicably diabolical agenda! It’s anyone’s guess what RAGE could do with the Pinky project, but we can only imagine the results wouldn’t be pretty. Sound like
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The BBC should stop giving unwarranted airtime to Nigel LawsonThe broadcaster had tough questions for Al Gore and then gave space to false claims of a prominent climate sceptic. This is a recipe for spreading misinformation
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Why UK midwives are back-pedalling on natural childbirthFor decades, women have been encouraged to give birth naturally – that means avoiding all medicines and interventions. Now the Royal College of Midwives is changing its position
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Google Expels Spyware From Play Store That Recorded Audio and Took Photos Without Permission Photo: Getty Android users are facing new threats to their privacy with the recent discovery of over a thousand spyware apps on the loose. A security firm found that at least three of these apps—which are capable of covertly taking photos, recording audio, retrieving call logs, and more— were available for download on Google Play. Google has removed the apps from its store, according to mobile se
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Google CEO to girls: You belong in this industry and we need youGoogle on Thursday abruptly canceled a town hall meeting to address the fallout from an anti-diversity memo, but CEO Sundar Pichai made his feelings on the matter known Thursday night at an event honoring girl coders from around the world.
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Everyone's Favorite Alien System Is a Cranky Old Grump Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech TRAPPIST-1 would like to remind you that it was drinkin’ beer while you were still rompin’ around in your diapers —or whatever old people say. The ultracool dwarf star system, which first was announced back in February , has garnered a lot of interest because it harbors seven Earth-size planets. At least three of those planets are within the habitable zone that can support
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Investors rescue embattled SoundCloud with $170 million lifeline Enlarge / Alexander Ljung, co-founder of SoundCloud, will step aside as CEO. (credit: TechCrunch ) The struggling audio-hosting startup SoundCloud has secured a financial lifeline, with two investors putting up almost $170 million to help the company stay afloat, according to Billboard . As part of the deal, SoundCloud will get a new CEO, the company announced in a press release . The German comp
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In wake of lawsuit, Uber investors are now publicly sniping at each other Enlarge / Shervin Pishevar, seen here in 2014, has asked Benchmark to drop its lawsuit against Uber's former CEO, Travis Kalanick. (credit: TechCrunch ) Some of Uber’s top investors appear to be engaged in a civil war, underscoring the deep chaos that has sown behind the scenes. Just a day after Benchmark Capital Partners sued former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, another faction (of unknown size) led
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Robots offer key advantages in esophageal surgeryRobotics provide better visuals and allow lymph node removal with fewer incisions.
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Sweet! Sugar-coated probe yields better acid testWhen our cells' acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way--think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them much friendlier to living tissue.
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Cops Bust Fake Arcade Company, Interrupt Baller Lifestyle Six people from Santa Clara, California have been arrested and charged with selling arcade cabinets full of “counterfeit games”, which they are alleged to have been profiting off to live like rock stars. As the San Francisco Chronicle report , a woman, her son, ex-husband and three others were arrested on Thursday and accused of “forging” and selling arcade cabinets that “played classics such as
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Now climate change is coming for our sea turtles Animals Frigid winter waters and scorching beaches could put them in peril, but people are fighting back. Climate change is a danger to turtles on land as well as sea.
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The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer Dan McLaughlin reckons he’s sat down to compose the farewell post to the Dan Plan a hundred times. “I just don’t know what to write,” he says. Sitting in his spartan home in Portland, Oregon, McLaughlin is self-effacing and soft-spoken. He recently launched an artisanal soft-drink venture . Discussing the Dan Plan is like reaching back into another life: Seven-plus years ago, aged 30 and unsure e
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Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty SpongesA study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Those maps of eclipse's path? 'Wrong,' experts say—off by up to a half-mile at edgeAnyone who has been using online maps to decide where they intend to view the historic Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun may want to take another look.
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An NJIT researcher throws a global ham radio 'party' to study the eclipseWhen a solar eclipse plunges the country into darkness Aug. 21, Nathaniel Frissell will be stationed directly along the shadow's path, leading one of the largest ionospheric experiments in the history of space science from the back porch of a cabin in Gilbertsville, Kentucky.
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Scientists map sex chromosome evolution in pathogenic fungiBiologically speaking, nearly every species on Earth has two opposite sexes, male and female. But with some fungi and other microbes, sex can be a lot more complicated. Some members of Cryptococcus, a family of fungus linked to human disease, can have tens of thousands of different mating types.
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An NJIT researcher throws a global ham radio 'party' to study the eclipseNJIT experts discuss the Aug. 21 eclipse, its impact on Earth's atmosphere and the data they will be gathering as they observe it at different points along its path.
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Scientists map sex chromosome evolution in pathogenic fungiDuke researchers recently mapped the evolutionary turning point that transformed the pathogenic Cryptococcus fungus from an organism with thousands of sexes to only two. They found that during evolution, a reshuffling of DNA known as translocation brought together separate chunks of sex-determining genes onto a single chromosome, essentially mimicking the human X or Y chromosome. Surprisingly, the
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Live Science

How a Man's Spicy Food Challenge Made Him Go Deaf for 2 MinutesYou can really trip up your nervous system with hot peppers.
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Live Science

Pig-to-Human Transplants: CRISPR Gene Editing May Make This PossibleScientists just took one step closer to making safe pig organ transplants for humans, thanks to the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Disney, Netflix, and FacebookThis week: Disney ditches Netflix, bundles await, and Facebook makes TV now.
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Ars Technica

Un-bustable myths and stubborn minds: Pro-vaccine efforts backfire Enlarge / An example of a frightening image, in this case a child with measles, which may convince some that vaccines have frightening side effects. (credit: Greene, Charles Lyman ) Striking at a myth with facts may only shore it up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that three main intervention strategies for combating anti-vaccine lies and falsehoods were ineffective at changing minds. Bu
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Gizmodo

What Is Going On With Amber Heard and Elon Musk? Photo: Getty Images On August 6, news broke that Elon Musk and Amber Heard ended their year-long relationship , citing bad timing and Heard’s burgeoning career as their reasons. Celebrity relationships end all the time, so this is nothing out of the ordinary. Things didn’t work out and that’s fine. All they want is privacy and also to never, ever stop talking about it. Roughly three days after Us
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivityInvestigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of applications. The new device allows for the collection of data from many more detectors than was previously possible. The advance, reported in this week'
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

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 August 11 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
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Space-based experiment will tackle the mysteries of cosmic raysOn August 14, 2017, a groundbreaking University of Maryland-designed cosmic ray detector will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX-12 Commercial Resupply Service mission. The instrument, named ISS Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (ISS-CREAM), is roughly the size of a refrigerator and will remain installed on the ISS's Japanese Experiment Module for at least three years.
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New methods for analyzing gene functionScientists 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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The importance of influencers on social mediaTracking 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 reveals that there is a two-step flow of information through which a minority of users accounts for the majority of infl
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Ars Technica

Russian group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels Enlarge / Part of a booby-trapped Microsoft Word document that was sent to multiple hotels. Once infected, computers would attempt to compromise other computers connected to the same network. (credit: FireEye) A Russian government-sponsored group accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee last year has likely been infecting other targets of interest with the help of a potent Windows exp
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New SQUID-based detector opens up new fields of study with new level of sensitivityInvestigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that offers ultra-low noise detection of small amounts of energy for a number of applications. The new device allows for the collection of data from many more detectors than was previously possible.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New type of blood cells work as indicators of autoimmunityThe team from Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa, led by Luis Graça, analyzed blood samples from Sjögren syndrome patients, an autoimmune disease that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth, and found that these patients have a significant increase in a specific type of immune cells called T follicular regulatory cells (Tfr).
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Massive particles test standard quantum theoryIn quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather than three or more, to determine the probability for a particle to arrive somewhere. Researchers at the universities of Vienna and Tel Aviv have addressed this question for the first time explicitly using the wave interference of large molecules behi
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New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powersChip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon's virtues include the fact that it 'rusts' in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. Two new ultrathin materials share that trait and outdo silicon in other ways that make them promising materials for electronics of the future.
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The Atlantic

Poem of the Week: ‘August’ by H. H. It’s August again, and here in D.C., where we’ve had a cool and cloudy week, it’s already starting to feel a bit like fall. It’s a time of year that Helen Hunt Jackson (under the diminutive pen name “H. H.”), captured in our pages almost a century and a half ago. In “August,” from our August 1876 issue, she describes the loveliness, and ephemerality, of a summer nearing its end: Silence again. Th
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Gizmodo

Suspected Bomb From WW2 Found at Fukushima Nuclear Site Image: AP In a classic case of adding insult to injury, workers at the beleaguered Fukushima nuclear power plant have uncovered what appears to be an undetonated bomb dating back to the Second World War. As reported in The Mainichi , a Fukushima excavation worker uncovered the device while performing maintenance work on a parking lot located about a kilometer away from the damaged No. 1 and No. 4
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Live Science

Beyoncé Backlash: Is Drinking While Breast-Feeding OK?Can Beyoncé ever catch a break? A photo showing the mom to twins Sir and Rumi Carter drinking alcohol has prompted backlash.
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Mystic Mondays Hello again Mystics! We know you’ve been asking for a more consistent release schedule, and we are here with good news! Mystic cells will now be released every Monday, between 11 am and noon ET . We’re going to ask that for the first 24 hours after the release that each player completes no more than 1 cell as Player A and 1 cell as Player B.* This will allow all Mystics a better chance to be able
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Why Are These Former Partners Coming Back Together On The Search For Gold? #BeringSeaGold Zeke and Emily agree to pair up for one more adventure — despite their rocky past. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/bering-sea-gold/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeringSeaGold https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery From: Discovery
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Massive particles test standard quantum theoryIn quantum mechanics particles can behave as waves and take many paths through an experiment. It requires only combinations of pairs of paths, rather than three or more, to determine the probability for a particle to arrive somewhere. Researchers at the universities of Vienna and Tel Aviv have addressed this question for the first time explicitly using the wave interference of large molecules behi
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powersThe next generation of feature-filled and energy-efficient electronics will require computer chips just a few atoms thick. For all its positive attributes, trusty silicon can't take us to these ultrathin extremes.
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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.
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