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Does stronger initial response to cancer treatment predict longer overall survival?It seems like such a simple question: Do patients whose tumors shrink more in response to targeted treatment go on to have better outcomes than patients whose tumors shrink less? But the implications of a recent study demonstrating this relationship are anything but simple and could influence both the design of future clinical trials and the goals of oncologists treating cancer.
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How Gata4 helps mend a broken heartGata4 alone is able to reduce post-heart attack fibrosis and improve cardiac function in a rat model of heart attack. In rat fibroblasts in the lab, the molecular mechanism involves reduced expression of Snail, the master gene of fibrosis.
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'Acidic patch' regulates access to genetic informationResearchers at Princeton Universityhave uncovered new details about the way in which DNA, which is tightly packed into the cell's nucleus, is unwound so that it can be read and transcribed into proteins.
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Probiotics help poplar trees clean up contaminated groundwaterResearchers have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe -- to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE.
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CRISPR-Cleaned Piglets Have Been Cloned for Organ Donation Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 to clone virus-free piglets as organ donors for humans. Read More
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Your Playlist for the Solar EclipseEclipses provoke strong feelings that make us reckon with the awesomeness of space. Here are some songs that might give you the feeling of totality.
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How to Watch the Eclipse Online if You’re Stuck Indoors (or It’s Cloudy)Whether you live somewhere you won’t see it or the weather is terrible, here’s how to see the eclipse online — and when to tune in.
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Take a Number: Why Is the Eclipse Longer in Some Places Than in Others?The moon will completely block the sun for two minutes and 41 seconds above one Illinois town — longer than anywhere else in the country.
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What Scientists Have Learned from Eclipses Humans have been obsessed with eclipses for centuries. But, what can they actually teach us about our place in the solar system? Total solar eclipses have helped bring about some of the most important astronomic discoveries. Nicolaus Copernicus’ eclipse observations helped him determine that the Earth revolved around the Sun; light spectrums of the sun’s atmosphere – only visible during a total s
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'Smiley' emojis in formal workplace e-mails could create frownsA smiley face emoji and similar emoticons included in work-related e-mails may not create a positive impression and could even undermine information sharing, according to a new study.
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New Study Highlights Strong Link Between Basic Research And Inventions A big waste of money or the engine of marketplace innovation? That's how some people see basic scientific research. Now a new study shows how basic research and inventions are connected. (Image credit: Nisian Hughes/Getty Images)
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Netflix wins 'Scandal' creator Rhimes in blow to Disney, ABCNetflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers' attention.
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Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finchesHow do gregarious songbirds such as zebra finches, where both males and females live in close proximity and where females may be attracted by the songs of many potential suitors, sustain monogamy? A new study appearing in eLife sheds light on how males have evolved a high tolerance to birdsong while females have evolved a high selectivity to these songs.
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DC Hot Stick developed for first responder, worker safetyWith more volts than ever before in electric vehicles (EVs) and on solar-paneled rooftops, first responder and electrical worker safety is a growing concern. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are addressing the challenge with the development of a probe to accurately detect direct-current (DC) energy.
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Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thoughtMany exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked—with one side permanently facing their host star—according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington.
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Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sitesTrees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant. It's a feat of nature companies have used to help clean up polluted sites, though only in small-scale projects. Now, a probiotic bacteria for trees can boost the speed and effectiveness of this natural cycle, providing a microbial partner to help protect trees from the tox
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How to make sure your eclipse glasses actually work Space Don't fry your eyeballs with counterfeits. With the Great American Eclipse approaching, there are counterfeit glasses everywhere. Don't get fooled.
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‘Essential’ beliefs tied to support for group boundaries People who believe that certain social groups share an unchangeable essence (whether racial, social, gender-related, etc.) are more likely to support programs and legislation that keep those social groups separated. Psychological essentialism—the belief that members of certain social groups share an inborn, fundamental, and unchangeable essence—is positively associated with support for social iss
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Immune study points to new ways to treat lung diseaseFresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease.
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Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease; air purifiers may lessen impactExposure to fine particulate matter via air pollution, led to increases in stress hormones and, in a study of healthy college students in China. Negative effects of pollution exposure decreased after using indoor air purifiers over a nine-day period.
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How Your Apple Wireless Earbuds Could Double as Hearing AidsThis app that pairs with AirPods promises to help people with hearing loss.
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The Statues of Unliberty Members of Congress publicly condemned the white nationalists who’d gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “The views fueling this spectacle are repugnant,” House Speaker Paul Ryan declared on Saturday. “I wholeheartedly oppose their actions,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi u
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Google Domains, GoDaddy blacklist white supremacist site Daily Stormer Enlarge / Flowers commemorate Heather Heyer, victim of Saturday’s deadly car attack in Charlottesville. (credit: Bob Mical ) For years, the website Daily Stormer has promoted hatred against Jews, black people, LGBT people, and other minorities, making it one of the Internet's most infamous destinations. But on Sunday, editor Andrew Anglin outdid himself by publishing a vulgar, slut-shaming articl
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A Samsung Galaxy S5 Recorded Its Fall From a Plane and Its Miraculous Safe Landing GIF For fear of its screen shattering, you probably do everything you can to prevent your fragile smartphone from falling even just a few feet. But Blake Henderson accidentally tested the limits of a Samsung Galaxy S5's durability when he dropped it from a plane , only to later discover it recorded both the skydive, and its miraculously safe landing hundreds of feet below. While attempting to
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Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finchesResearchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches.
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The best place to treat type 1 diabetes might be just under your skinA group of U of T Engineering researchers has demonstrated that the space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).
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Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thoughtMany exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked -- with one side permanently facing their host star -- according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington.
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YETI's Hoppers Are Actually Somewhat Affordable, Today Only YETI Hoppers , $175-$185 I know we normally dismiss YETI products as overpriced, but at least for today, their Hopper 40 soft cooler is down to just $185 shipped from Woot, and the Hopper 30 is $175 , one of the few times we’ve ever seen them below $200. These things can literally keep ice frozen for days on end, and there’s still time this summer to get out and use it.
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High use of electronic cigarettes seen in 8th-9th graders in OregonThe study showed that adolescents are using e-cigarettes at high rates, and many are using e-cigarettes before trying regular cigarettes or chewing tobacco. In addition, e-cigarette users were more likely to have used and be using other substances, with marijuana being the most common.
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How to Meditate When You're Bad At It In his new book, Why Buddhism is True , Robert Wright admits he's bad at meditation—and that's part of his success. Read More
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Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sitesResearchers from the University of Washington and several small companies have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe -- to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE.
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Granulins are brain treasure, not trashUsing new tools, researchers can see granulins inside cells within lysosomes, and propose that granulins have important jobs in the lysosome that are necessary to maintain brain health, suppress neuroinflammation, and prevent neurodegeneration.
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From thousands of suspects, researchers ferret out cancer-causing genesA team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, using new technology that can also pinpoint triggers of other types cancers.
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Genetic mechanism prevents kidney injury after severe dehydrationIn humans, even the most minor dehydration can compromise the kidneys causing lifelong, irreparable issues or even death. However, some animals living in desert environments are able to survive both acute and chronic dehydration. While these animals, like cactus mice, have evolved over time to deal with environmental stressors like dehydration, researchers have found it's not the physical makeup t
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Is Being a White Supremacist Grounds for Firing? After white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, a Twitter account with the handle @YesYoureRacist began soliciting the identities of rally goers based on photographs. “If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville , send me their names/profiles and I'll make them famous,” the account tweeted. And by famous, the user of course meant infamous. The strategy of exp
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Scientists to Take Flight for Longer Views of the EclipseSpecialized jets will be used to grab data about the sun that cannot be collected from the ground during the Great American Eclipse.
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The Illuminating Power of EclipsesWith the sun obscured, eclipses can be revelatory: Starting at least over 2,000 years ago, they have been fodder for significant discoveries.
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Trump can block people on Twitter if he wants, administration says Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images ) The administration of President Donald Trump is scoffing at a federal lawsuit by Twitter users who claim that their constitutional rights are being violated because the president has blocked them from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter handle. "It would send the First Amendment deep into uncharted waters to hold that a president's choices about whom to follow, a
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Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacksResearchers have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.
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Stoneware 'Factory' from Time of Jesus Unearthed in GalileeEvidence of chalkstone manufacturing from Jesus's time in ancient Galilee has recently been uncovered.
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Binge-watching television associated with poor sleep in young adultsA new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia. The findings suggest that the mechanism explaining this relationship is increased cognitive alertness resulting from binge-watching.
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Granulins are brain treasure, not trashUsing new tools, Emory researchers can see granulins inside cells within lysosomes, and propose that granulins have important jobs in the lysosome that are necessary to maintain brain health, suppress neuroinflammation, and prevent neurodegeneration.
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Lower-income children raised in counties with high upward mobility display fewer behavioral issuesChildren who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University.
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Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobiaHow can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to donate money to refugees in need, even in people who tend to have a skeptical attitude towards migrants. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
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Bacteria can feel their surroundingsFor humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. Now, University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found that individual bacteria, too, can feel their external environment in a similar way.
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Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thoughtIt takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap forward in cancer therapy research.
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Arthritis on the riseBased on the examination of more than 2,000 skeletons from cadaveric and archaeological collections across the US, the Harvard study is the first to definitively show that knee osteoarthritis prevalence has dramatically increased in recent decades. The research also upends the popular belief that knee osteoarthritis is a wear-and-tear disease that is widespread today simply because more people are
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The origin of the chloroplastA new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the origin, timing and habitat in which the chloroplast first evolved.
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A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cellsThe emergence, in recent years, of the first mammalian haploid cell lines has raised great expectations in the scientific community. Despite their potential, these cultures present some issues that make their use complicated because haploidy is unstable and can be lost quickly. The Genomic Instability Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre offers an explanation of this phenomenon and
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Viruses up their game in arms race with immune systemMyxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a deadly ability to suppress the immune response in host rabbits. This example of an evolutionary arms race highlights the potential for escalating virus virulence and host resistance to produce more dangerous viruses with implications for agriculture and human vaccination, where resistance to viruses
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Uber Investors Slam Travis Kalanick in Open Letter to Employees [Updated] Photo: Getty Benchmark Capital, one of Uber’s largest investors, is trying to explain its legal feud with former CEO Travis Kalanick to the ride-sharing company’s employees. Benchmark sued Kalanick for fraud last week, adding another controversy to the company’s already disastrous summer. In an open letter to Uber employees, Benchmark slammed Kalanick’s leadership of the company and said that he
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Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in AdultsA review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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Rats that Run Have Better MemoryMale rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.
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The Next Chapter in a Viral Arms Race In 1898, scientists in Uruguay noticed that some of their laboratory rabbits were dying from a mysterious illness, their skin riddled with tumors and weeping wounds. The researchers named the disease myxomatosis. They showed that it was caused by a new virus. And they argued that this myxoma virus—highly lethal, specific to rabbits, and spread by mosquito bites—was exactly what the Australian gov
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Portland State researcher advises tracking transgender homicidesMore research should be pursued about violence against transgender individuals, especially among young and Black or Latina transfeminine women, according to a recent study completed a researcher and professor in the Oregon Health Sciences University-Portland State University School of Public Health.
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Childhood exercise may protect against memory loss in old ageRats that run during their youth are better able to remember new things when they are older - a finding that suggests exercise may help prevent dementia
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Bacteria can feel their surroundingsFor humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. Now, University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found that individual bacteria, too, can feel their external environment in a similar way.
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Lower-income children raised in counties with high upward mobility display fewer behavioral issuesChildren who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University.
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Viruses up their game in arms race with immune systemIn a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus—introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950—has developed a novel and deadly ability to suppress the immune response of its host rabbits. New research shows that viruses collected in the 1990s are much more effective at shutting down the immune systems of rabbits that have never
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Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thoughtScientists studying the body's cancer-fighting T cells have a serious problem: When they culture them in the lab, the T cells sit around at equilibrium, waiting to bump into cancerous cells. But that's not how they operate inside the body. There, they are motorized little bloodhounds, actively seeking out infected cells.
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The origin of the chloroplastA new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed new light on the origin, timing and habitat in which the chloroplast first evolved.
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An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First EclipseThe coming solar eclipse will be a wondrous sight — if you get into viewing position in time, the clouds cooperate and you’re ready to have your mind blown.
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Out There: During an Eclipse, Darkness Falls and Wonder RisesA total solar eclipse brings tears, screams, even reverence to those in its path.
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Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapyA new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer has been uncovered by investigators. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy.
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Tiny fraction of oceans could meet world's fish demandCovering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture. In fact, each country could do so using a tiny fraction of its ocean territory.
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The Lonely Trek of the 'Steppenwolf' Planets The Lonely Trek of the 'Steppenwolf' Planets Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy. wandering-planets.jpg Artist’s impression of a free-floating planet. Image credits: ESO/L. Calçada/P. Delorme/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)/R. Saito/VVV Consortium Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Space Monday, August 14, 2017 - 14:45 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Think of a world
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The Prime Rib Problem Let me tell you a fanciful story to prime you for this month’s puzzle. Hidden away in Manhattan’s East Village, a basement speak-easy serves a special delicacy of grilled prime ribs. No, it’s not the ribs you may be thinking of, but rather the ribs of a peculiar species of snake called Primivipera equicosta . Not only are the adults of this species inordinately long, but they have perfectly circu
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Supernova collides with nearby star, taking astrophysicists by surpriseIn the 2009 film 'Star Trek,' a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the notion is not so farfetched.
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Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioidsPhysicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests that better training for physicians, and for general practitioners in particular, could help curb the nation's opioid epidemic.
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ATLAS sees first direct evidence of light-by-light scattering at high energyPhysicists from the ATLAS experiment have found the first direct evidence of high energy light-by-light scattering, a very rare process in which two photons – particles of light – interact and change direction. The result confirms one of the oldest predictions of quantum electrodynamics (QED).
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New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosisBreast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists have found. The results show that catching and treating breast cancer before it spreads is a realistic goal. It also opens the door to predicting which drugs will work against breast cancer that has already spread.
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Studying the Sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months. But because Earth's surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land for only a short time, if at all. The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, is different -- its path stretches over land for nearly 90 minutes, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to make scientific measurements from the ground.
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Blood biopsy test reads platelets to detect human lung cancerResearchers have designed a different approach to the liquid biopsy. Rather than looking for evidence of cancer DNA or other biomarkers in the blood, their test (called thromboSeq) could diagnose non-small cell lung cancer with close to 90 percent accuracy by detecting tumor RNA absorbed by circulating platelets, also known as thrombocytes. Non-small cell lung cancers make up the majority of lung
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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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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.
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This Footage of Carnivorous Wasps Devouring a Dragonfly Will Make Your Skin Crawl GIF Video: Geoffrey Whitman/YouTube Filmmaker and photographer Geoffrey Whitman was sitting on his back porch yesterday when he noticed a group of wasps picking away at a dead dragonfly. Smartly, he pulled out his camera to document this rarely seen insectoid feast in all its gruesome glory. Wasps belong to a different family of insects than bees and ants, and they participate in a wide range of
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Most people expect physicians and nurses to protect them from harm in the hospitalHospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they're in the hospital. Likewise, more than half of health care professionals believe they have a special duty to protect patients under these circu
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The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical teamOrthopaedists can help prevent injuries; put people back together; provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs; or pair patients with rehabilitation professionals for nonsurgical or post-surgical rehabilitation therapies. According to a new literature review therapeutic modalities -- or physical therapy -- can be a useful addition to exercise or to mani
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New way to activate stem cells to make hair growResearchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy treatment.
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Seeing a virus in actionImaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes, like viral infection, when paired with powerful new algorithms.
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Cancer detection with sugar moleculesScientists have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.
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Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricityResearchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current. The method could prove to be useful in preventing bacterial infections in hospitals.
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Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserableIt might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.
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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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Plague Bacteria Found in Arizona FleasFleas carrying the plague have been found in some parts of Arizona, according to health officials.
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Clinical trial eligibility criteria a growing obstacleDespite a decade-long call for simplification of clinical trials, the number of criteria excluding patients from participating in clinical trials for lung cancer research continues to rise.
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High use of electronic cigarettes seen in 8th-9th graders in OregonThe study showed that adolescents are using e-cigarettes at high rates, and many are using e-cigarettes before trying regular cigarettes or chewing tobacco. In addition, e-cigarette users were more likely to have used and be using other substances, with marijuana being the most common.
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Change in protein production essential to muscle functionA group of genes involved in calcium handling undergoes a highly-regulated process called alternative splicing that changes the type of protein the genes produce as muscles transition from newborn to adult.
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New cancer diagnosis may come with risk of thromboembolismPatients newly diagnosed with cancer may have a substantially increased short-term risk of arterial thromboembolism, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may have protective health effectsLight-to-moderate drinking can lower risk of mortality from all-causes and cardiovascular disease, while heavy drinking can significantly increase risk of mortality from all-causes and cancer, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Study hints at experimental therapy for heart fibrosisResearchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapies that can repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury. Scientists from the Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute inhibited a protein that helps regulate the heart's response to adrenaline, alleviating the disease processes in mouse models and human cardiac cells. Their data publishes Aug
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Trump, in Reversal, Explicitly Condemns White Supremacists In a stark reversal, President Trump on Monday specifically called out white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan for inciting violence that left three dead over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. “We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence,” Trump said in Washington. “We must rediscover the bonds of
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How to avoid spoilers online DIY Ignorance is bliss. To steer clear of plot twists and big reveals for your favorite shows—without going entirely offline—simply follow these tips for avoiding internet spoilers.
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'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 7 Episode 5: The Sins of the Father PersistDead fathers loom large in "Eastwatch," but it feels a little strange at a time when the old ways are changing so drastically.
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Ethnicity is not something dictated by people’s genes | Letters John Collis on the limitations of DNA testing, Peter McKenna on the Romans and race, and Alun Thomas on West Midlands history DNA testing to determine people’s origins ( DNA uncovers villagers’ exotic heritage , 11 August) should come with a major health warning as interpretations are based on false scientific methodologies. First, there is a confusion between two types of data. Our DNA is what w
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Intoxication increases risk for heavy drinkers to commit violence against intimate partnerIntoxicated, heavy drinkers have a tendency to act rashly in response to negative emotions, which can intensify the risk for intimate partner aggression, according to a study by Georgia State University and Purdue University.
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Get them while they're young: Astronomers catch exploding supernova earlyThanks to a global network of telescopes, astronomers have caught the fleeting explosion of a Type Ia supernova in unprecedented detail. Because this type of supernova is commonly used as a cosmic yardstick, a better understanding of how they form could have implications for future dark energy measurements.
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Binge-watching 'The Walking Dead?' You might feel like a zombie yourselfBinge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones,' but it comes at a price.
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Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapyROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine.
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Yes, you can still get the bubonic plague. Here's what to look out for. Health It's less terrifying than you might think. When headlines proclaim that the bubonic plague is alive in Arizona (or New Mexico, or wherever) it feels like some archaic monster has risen from the grave. The reality…
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Jump On the Sous-Vide Train With Instant Pot's Circulator, Now Just $89 Instant Pot Sous-Vide Circulator , $89 A whole bunch of you have bought Anova’s excellent sous-vide circulators over the past few years, but today, you can get Instant Pot’s new take on the product category for $89, an all-time low. Lifehacker has a great explainer on sous-vide cooking for you to check out, but the basic idea is that you seal the food in plastic bags, and then cook it in precisel
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Exotic quantum states made from lightPhysicists have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is a prerequisite for complex light circuits, such as for quantum information processing for a new generation of computers.
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Automated fingerprint analysis is one step closer to realityThe first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the middle of the night and, when discovered by the homeowner, shot the man dead. He was convicted based on fingerprints left at the crime scene, and for most of the next century, fingerprints were considered, both in the courts and i
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Two-faced 2-D material: flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and seleniumMterials scientists replace all the atoms on top of a three-layer, two-dimensional crystal to make a transition-metal dichalcogenide with sulfur, molybdenum and selenium. The new material has unique electronic properties that may make it a suitable catalyst.
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First truly microfluidic 'lab on a chip' device 3-D printedResearchers have 3-D printed a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.
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Blatant clone or marketing hoax? The curious case of Tokyo 41 and Tokyo 42 [Updated] Alleged footage from an emulated version of Tokyo 41 . Update: Mode 7's Paul Kilduff-Taylor owned up to the marketing stunt in a blog post this morning , and explained the reasoning behind it a bit. "It’s incredibly hard to get attention for a smaller game these days, especially for a new platform release of something which already exists, so I felt like I had to push the boat out a little bit,"
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Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioidsPhysicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study by Princeton University. The study suggests that better training for physicians, and for general practitioners in particular, could help curb the nation's opioid epidemic.
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Injectable tissue patch could help repair damaged organsA team of researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.
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GoDaddy boots neo-Nazi site after post on protest violenceA leading neo-Nazi website is losing its internet domain host after its publisher posted an article mocking the woman who was killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
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Target moves to shore up grocery, improve delivery serviceTarget announced moves Monday aimed at helping it shore up two key areas: groceries and delivery.
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Wisconsin Assembly committee to vote on Foxconn incentivesThe Wisconsin state Assembly planned a committee vote Monday on a $3 billion tax incentive package for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the start of what could be an intense month of legislative action to approve the massive deal.
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Lawyer: British hacking suspect will be vindicatedA lawyer for a 23-year-old British computer security researcher accused of creating malware to attack the banking system on Monday called him a "hero" and predicted he would be "fully vindicated."
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Researcher who neutralized WCry pleads not guilty to writing banking malware Enlarge / At right, Marcus Hutchins, the British security expert accused of creating and selling malware that steals banking passwords, arrives Monday with his lawyers Marcia Hofmann, left, and Brian Klein, at the federal courthouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher instrumental in neu
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How testosterone regulates singing in canariesTestosterone controls specific features of birdsong in two distinct regions of the canary brain that resemble the human motor cortex, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The research points to a role for sex hormones in the regulation of this complex behavior that is more precise than merely increasing motivation to sing.
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Get them while they're young: Astronomers catch exploding supernova early (Update)For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic event in great detail that they only had glimpses of before: a supernova and its explosive ejecta slamming into a nearby companion star. The discovery was made possible by a specialized survey taking advantage of recent advances in linking telescopes across the globe into a robotic network.
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The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical teamOrthopaedists can help prevent injuries; put people back together; provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs; or pair patients with rehabilitation professionals for nonsurgical or post-surgical rehabilitation therapies. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, therapeutic modalities
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A fleeting blue glowIn the 2009 film 'Star Trek,' a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the notion is not so farfetched.
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UCLA scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair growThe research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia.
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The brain's solution for seeing as is and seeing flexiblyNew experiments described in the Journal of Neuroscience support distinct roles for two brain pathways in processing information related to an object, with one carrying a largely invariant representation of an object and the other a flexible one depending on what we do with an object.
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Working memory may compensate for lack of attentionA study in eNeuro shows that, when remembering a sequence of events, the brain focuses on the event paid the least attention, rather than replaying the events in the order they occurred. This finding suggests that attention during the initial encoding of a memory influences how information is manipulated in working memory.
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How testosterone regulates singing in canariesTestosterone controls specific features of birdsong in two distinct regions of the canary brain that resemble the human motor cortex, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The research points to a role for sex hormones in the regulation of this complex behavior that is more precise than merely increasing motivation to sing.
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Running rats remember betterYoung rats with access to a running wheel show improved memory later in life and increased activity of neurons generated in adulthood, finds a study published in eNeuro. The results raise the possibility that exercise early in life may help to protect against age-related cognitive decline.
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How Moss Helped Machine Vision Overcome an Achilles’ HeelThere are some thing machine vision just cannot recognize well. Now a research project to identify moss has found a way to overcome this limitation.
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Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet Unlike Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus (pictured), all of the newly identified volcanoes lie hidden beneath the continental ice sheet. (Image: NASA/Jim Yungel) Scientists have identified nearly 100 previously unknown volcanoes in West Antarctica, which, in addition to the 47 already known to exist in the region, makes it one of the largest concentration of volcanoes in the world. New research rele
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Vigils, Marches, and Memorials After Charlottesville In squares and streets across the United States, vigils and marches were held this weekend in response to the hatred and violence on display during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th. 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, also injuring 19 others. Gathered here
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Could Police Have Prevented Bloodshed in Charlottesville? Speaking after violent protests tore through Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, Governor Terry McAuliffe lamented that some things were out of the control of police. “You can’t stop some crazy guy who came here from Ohio and used his car as a weapon,” McAuliffe told The New York Times . “He is a terrorist.” Related Story Why Won't Trump Call Out Radical White Terrorism? The prime culprits f
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Of Course the Origin Story of Julian Assange's Cute Cat Was a Lie Photo: Getty When someone is as obsessed with controlling the narrative as Julian Assange is, it’s almost to be expected that they would view a cuddly pile of fluff as a means of propagandizing. Such was the destiny of Embassy Cat . In a newly published profile of the WikiLeaks founder, the New Yorker reveals that Assange may have lied about the origin story of his famous pet. Assange reportedly
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A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world's fish demandDepleted fish stocks and over-fishing could be a thing of the past, according to a UCLA study published Aug. 14, which maps the global potential of sustainable aquaculture and finds that world's seafood needs could be satisfied by a tiny fraction of Earth's ocean -- just 0.025 percent.
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Voyager Golden Records 40 Years Later: Real Audience Was Always Here on EarthWhat message would you send to outer space? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trophic coherence explains why networks have few feedback loops and high stability(Phys.org)—Complexity – defined as having emergent properties or traits that are not a function of, and are therefore difficult or inherently impossible to predict from, the discrete components comprising the system – is a characteristic of complex systems at a wide range of scales (such as genes, neurons and other cells, brains, computers, language, and both natural and sociopolitical ecosystems)
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Varroa mites -- bees' archenemies -- have genetic holes in their armorSeemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Scientists have found genetic holes in the pests' armor that could potentially reduce or eliminate the marauding invaders. The team's results have identified four genes critical for survival and two that directly affect reproduction.
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New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jetsScientists have developed new theories and 3-D simulations to explain what's at work in the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light.
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Microsoft Exec Insists Surface Products Don't Suck in Leaked Memo Photo: Getty Microsoft is in full-on damage control mode after Consumer Reports removed its recommendation of Surface laptop and tablet products last week. According to a purportedly leaked internal memo, the company acknowledges the issues that its Surface products have had, but executives say the main criticisms have been resolved. Published on August 10th, the Consumer Reports survey was based
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Choosing alternative cancer treatment doubles your risk of deathPeople who choose alternative cancer medicines tend to be wealthier and have higher levels of education, but are more than twice as likely to die in five years
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How Game of Thrones Speaks to the Recent Violence in Charlottesville This season of Game of Thrones has been especially political, and episode 7 relates to the social and political climate of the U.S. like never before. Read More
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The Follow-Up to Rain Room Is Brilliant and Unsettling The seven helium-filled white globes that hover, swarm, and form kaleidoscopic patterns above visitors to London’s Roundhouse are neither friend nor foe—they’re inanimate drones programmed by an algorithm to move, and to respond in turn to the various movements of people below them. And yet their behavior is familiarly, unsettlingly alive. They seem curious at some points, breaking away from thei
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Neonics put bumblebees at risk of extinction by hindering colony formation, study revealsBumblebees are less able to start colonies when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to a new study. The research has shown that exposure to thiamethoxam reduces the chances of a bumblebee queen starting a new colony by more than a quarter. Using a mathematical model, the researchers found that this rate of decline could threaten extinction of wild bumblebee populations.
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How did the Franklin expedition crew die? Professor analyzes sailors' mouths for cluesA dentistry professor drew upon his expertise in oral health in developing a new theory to help explain the deaths of the famed Franklin naval expedition crew, a mystery that has captivated historians for more than 150 years.
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Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissionsThe Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the US.
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Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperatureResearchers have now reproducibly demonstrated current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time -- using atomically precise molecular clusters at room temperature. The study shows that single molecules can function as reproducible circuit elements such as transistors or diodes that can easily ope
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New class of chemical reaction discoveredA new study has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions -- previously ignored -- involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds.
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Critical point in breaking the glass problemFamously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
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What can genetic testing really tell you? Ask Us Anything Risk is not a diagnosis. Have you wondered what your genes might mean for your future health and wellbeing? Genetic tests can give you some insight, but it's more complex than it seems.
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Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperaturesPolice in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.
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Four arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episodeFour people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday.
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The LG V30 rumor roundup: OLED, f1.6 camera, fancy “HD” haptics Droid Life LG's next flagship smartphone is the LG V30, and while we've skipped the continuous drip of information that has been coming out about the device, a slow Monday is a perfect time for a rumor roundup! Maybe "rumor" is not the best way to describe a lot of this information—LG has been sending out non-stop press releases about the V30 all month. LG already released a flagship this year, t
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What Happens When Trump Endorses the Candidate of the Hated Establishment? BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—No one seems to know what moved the president to issue the tweet that shook Alabama. Last Tuesday, President Trump took a break from his usual bluster—blasting the Fake News media; threatening North Korea with “fire and fury”—to make a different kind of statement, the likes of which he’d never made before. “Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of th
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NASA sees a tightly wound Typhoon BanyanSatellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean.
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Studying the Sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months. But because Earth's surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land for only a short time, if at all. The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, is different - its path stretches over land for nearly 90 minutes, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to make scientific measurements from the ground.
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Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserableIt might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi—but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.
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Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to peopleWhat factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as their extended selves? A new study that compares how people with high and low nomophobic tendencies perceive and value their smartphones is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Network
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Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuseResearchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.
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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 new research.
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NASA sees a tightly wound Typhoon BanyanSatellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean.
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Seafood for thoughtCovering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture. In fact, each country could do so using a tiny fraction of its ocean territory.
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Studying the sun's atmosphere with the total solar eclipse of 2017A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months. But because Earth's surface is mostly ocean, most eclipses are visible over land for only a short time, if at all. The total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, is different -- its path stretches over land for nearly 90 minutes, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to make scientific measurements from the ground.
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Ohio State Cancer researchers validate a clinical test for fusion genesAn assay that identifies a genetic change called gene fusions in solid tumors has been developed and validated. The assay is called OSU-SpARKFuse (Ohio State University-Spanning Actionable RNA Kinase Fusions). Targeted therapies are becoming increasingly available that block the activity of fusion genes. OSU-SpARKFuse was designed to accurately detect fusions when only one of the two genes is know
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Coke or Pepsi? Partner's choices can make you miserableIt might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits. 'If you are lower in relationship power and have different brand preferences than your partner, you're probably going to find yourself stuck with your partner's favorite
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New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosisBreast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have found. The results, published today in Cancer Cell, show that catching and treating breast cancer before it spreads is a realistic goal. It also opens the door to predicting which dru
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Blood biopsy test reads platelets to detect human lung cancerResearchers in the Netherlands have designed a different approach to the liquid biopsy. Rather than looking for evidence of cancer DNA or other biomarkers in the blood, their test (called thromboSeq) could diagnose non-small cell lung cancer with close to 90 percent accuracy by detecting tumor RNA absorbed by circulating platelets, also known as thrombocytes. Non-small cell lung cancers make up th
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Last week in tech: It’s all fun and games until robots take over Gadgets It's been an interesting week here at Camp PopSci! Let's recap all the interesting tech stories you may have missed. Robots beat us at video games, Netflix and Disney had a breakup, and all the other interesting stuff you missed while you were enjoying summer leisure.
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Rescued Aleppo lion gives birth after Jordan moveA charity has successfully transferred 13 animals to a new home in Jordan via Turkey from a neglected Syrian zoo, including a lioness who gave birth to a healthy cub just hours after arriving, it said Monday.
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Can offshore fish farming feed a hungry world?Harvesting fish and shellfish from offshore farms could help provide essential protein to a global population set to expand a third to 10 billion by mid-century, researchers said Monday.
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How to View the Solar Eclipse Without GlassesSure, you can buy solar glasses. Or you can save your money an make a DIY pinhole. It's a lot more fun.
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Varroa mites—bees' archenemies—have genetic holes in their armorSeemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD.
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Elon Musk’s Dota 2 AI beats the professionals at their own game OpenAI takes on Dendi. Last week was the high point of the Dota 2 competitive year: it was the week of The International , Valve's biggest tournament. On Saturday, Team Liquid walked away with more than $10 million after defeating Newbee 3-0 in the grand final. Right now, one of the requirements to be a good Dota 2 player is that you've got to be a living, breathing human. The game does include s
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The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into OrbitMade in Space wants to launch a 3-D printer with robot arms into orbit to build too-big-to-launch satellites and telescopes.
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Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network Scientists say the move will reduce the country’s capacity to predict future ecosystem changes. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22453
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Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine TrialsSome vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled.
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FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US CitizensThe move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
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Did you solve it? Are you a match for these match puzzles? The solutions to today’s firelighters On my puzzle blog earlier today I set the following three questions : A barracks (the matchbox below) is surrounded by 24 guards (matchsticks) in groups of three, such that when the sergeant drives once around the guards to check that they are all there he sees two rows of 9 guards (the top and bottom rows), and two columns of 9 guards (the left and right col
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On Game of Thrones, the Cracks Are Beginning to Show I wish I meant that there are cracks showing on the stoic facades of the rival queens, or the troubled relationships between siblings, or between the massive, but fractured partnership that forms at the end of the episode. Instead, I mean the TV series itself—because last night there were too many problems to ignore. If Game of Thrones started its sprint to the season seven finish line in “Stormb
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Yemen Records 500,000 Cholera Cases, Nearly 2,000 DeathsThe waterborne disease has infected more than half a million people since the epidemic started -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA sees strengthening Tropical Storm Gert west of BermudaTropical Depression Eight (TD8) formed around 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 12 about 260 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas. By 5 p.m. the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Gert.
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Genetic mechanism prevents kidney injury after severe dehydrationIn humans, even the most minor dehydration can compromise the kidneys causing lifelong, irreparable issues or even death. However, some animals living in desert environments are able to survive both acute and chronic dehydration. While these animals, like cactus mice, have evolved over time to deal with environmental stressors like dehydration, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have f
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New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jetsScientists at Berkeley Lab and Purdue University developed new theories and 3-D simulations to explain what's at work in the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light.
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Researchers 3-D print first truly microfluidic 'lab on a chip' devicesResearchers at BYU are the first to 3-D print a viable microfluidic device small enough to be effective at a scale much less than 100 micrometers.
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Alternative Medicine Doesn't Work for Cancer Treatments Image: Dennis Yang /Flickr You have, as of today, a one hundred percent chance of dying. But a lot of people would like a little more time to do things, like eat interestingly-shaped pastas, or play catch with their grandchildren. That makes sense. I’d also like to do those things. But sometimes, our pursuit to eat lots of pasta or die trying leads some of us to make decisions that don’t actually
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X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolutionPhysicists 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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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).
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Automated fingerprint analysis is one step closer to realityThe first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the middle of the night and, when discovered by the homeowner, shot the man dead. He was convicted based on fingerprints left at the crime scene, and for most of the next century, fingerprints were considered, both in the courts and i
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Two reasons Bitcoin just surged past $4,000 Enlarge / Bitcoin has risen 300-fold in five years. (credit: Bitcoin Charts ) The virtual currency Bitcoin hit a new record over the weekend, surging past the $4,000 mark. As of press time, one Bitcoin is worth $4,250. It's an astonishing rally for a currency that was worth $580 a year ago and has risen 300-fold over the last five years. It's not clear what's causing the currency's value to rise
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Today's Best Deals: Amazon Tech Bonanza, Anker SoundCore 2, Bosch Tools, and More A huge one-day tech sale on Amazon , $24 Privé Revaux sunglasses , and the water resistant sequel to your favorite Bluetooth speaker lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals 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 c
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In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo. (Image credit: urbancow/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Space-Based 3-D Printing Reaches MilestoneSuccessful test suggests “Archinaut” system could soon assemble huge structures in orbit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Varroa mites -- bees' archenemies -- have genetic holes in their armorSeemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD.Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in the pests' armor that could potentially reduce or eliminate the marauding invaders. The team's results, published in the current issue of Insect Science, have identified four genes critical for surviva
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Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to peopleWhat factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as their extended selves?
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Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissionsThe Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S.
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Researchers obtain decacene, the largest acene synthesized everA research collaboration prepared stable decacene precursors by solution chemistry, while physicists used these precursors to prepare decacene on a gold surface under ultra-high vacuum, in order to stabilize this extremely reactive compound.
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Experiments cast doubt on theory of how Earth was formedNew geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken.
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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 gives us a tangible record of the transition of Rome from a regional power to an Empire.
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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 use longitudinal data to directly compare different pr
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Hearing voices may make you more likely to hallucinate People who hear voices—both with and without a diagnosed psychotic illness—are more sensitive than others to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations. Further, their ability to learn that these hallucinations aren’t real may help pinpoint those in need of psychiatric treatment, researchers say. People with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses often report hearing voices,
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How did the Franklin expedition crew die?A University of Michigan dentistry professor drew upon his expertise in oral health in developing a new theory to help explain the deaths of the famed Franklin naval expedition crew, a mystery that has captivated historians for more than 150 years.
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2-faced 2-D material is a first at RiceLike a sandwich with wheat on the bottom and rye on the top, Rice University scientists have cooked up a tasty new twist on two-dimensional materials.
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The critical point in breaking the glass problemFamously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
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Parked electric cars are earning money balancing the grid in Denmark Enlarge (credit: NIssan) A year-long trial in Denmark is showing that utilities can use parked electric vehicles (EVs) as spare batteries, and those EVs can earn quite a bit of money for their owners from the utilities. In an interview with Bloomberg New Energy Finance , Nissan Europe’s director of energy services, Francisco Carranza, said that a fleet of 10 Nissan e-NV200 vans has earned €1,300
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More Details On the Tragic Backstory of Star Trek: Discovery's Main Character Ben Affleck talks about Joss Whedon’s influence on Justice League . Karen Gillan promises more Nebula backstory for Avengers: Infinity War . Get a look at some funky armor in new Aquaman set pictures. Plus, Riverdale casts another figure from Veronica’s past and new clips from Killjoys and The Defenders . Spoilers, away! Justice League Speaking with Entertainment Weekly , Ben Affleck referred to
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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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Why expensive wine appears to taste better: It's the price tagPrice labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists 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 involved in this.
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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, researchers report evidence of lower levels of the serotonin transporter -- a natural brain chemical that regulates mood, sleep and appetite.
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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.
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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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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. The new research presents a previously unknown mechanism.
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NASA sees strengthening Tropical Storm Gert west of BermudaTropical Depression Eight (TD8) formed around 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 12 about 260 miles northeast of the southeastern Bahamas. By 5 p.m. the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Gert.
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2-faced 2-D material is a first at RiceRice University materials scientists replace all the atoms on top of a three-layer, two-dimensional crystal to make a transition-metal dichalcogenide with sulfur, molybdenum and selenium. The new material has unique electronic properties that may make it a suitable catalyst.
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Automated fingerprint analysis is one step closer to reality'We know that when humans analyze a crime scene fingerprint, the process is inherently subjective,' said Elham Tabassi, a computer engineer at NIST and a co-author of the study. 'By reducing the human subjectivity, we can make fingerprint analysis more reliable and more efficient.'
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The critical point in breaking the glass problemFamously described as 'the deepest problem in solid state physics' by Nobel Laureate, Philip Andersen, the glass transition, by which a liquid transforms into a solid without freezing, is shedding its mystique.
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Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissionsThe Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a new study shows the 30-year old treaty has had a major side benefit of reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions from the US.
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Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacksResearchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack.
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How did the Franklin expedition crew die? U-M professor analyzes sailors' mouths for cluesA University of Michigan dentistry professor drew upon his expertise in oral health in developing a new theory to help explain the deaths of the famed Franklin naval expedition crew, a mystery that has captivated historians for more than 150 years.
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Exotic quantum states made from lightPhysicists at the University of Bonn have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is a prerequisite for complex light circuits, such as for quantum information processing for a new generation of computers. The researchers are now presenting their results in the jo
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Clustering for healthThe researchers searched for models in which a weakened immune response was associated to autoimmunity, thus identifying the membrane protein Caveolin-1 as a key regulator of this paradoxical scenario.
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Now showing: Researchers create first 3-D movie of virus in actionImaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes when paired with powerful new algorithms.
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Researchers discover new class of chemical reactionA new study led by Columbia Engineering professor Michael P. Burke has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions -- previously ignored -- involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds. The reaction of three different molecules is enabled by an 'ephemeral collision complex,' formed from the collision of two molecules, which live
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Injectable tissue patch could help repair damaged organsA team of U of T Engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.
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Neurological complications associated with Zika virus in adults in BrazilA new article published by JAMA Neurology reports on a study of hospitalized adult patients with new-onset neurologic syndromes who were evaluated for Zika virus infection.
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Neonics put bumblebees at risk of extinction by hindering colony formation, study revealsBumblebees are less able to start colonies when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to a new University of Guelph study.Professor Nigel Raine has discovered that exposure to thiamethoxam reduces the chances of a bumblebee queen starting a new colony by more than a quarter. Using a mathematical model, the researchers found that this rate of decline could threaten extinction of wi
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From thousands of suspects, Yale researchers ferret out cancer-causing genesA Yale-led team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, using new technology that can also pinpoint triggers of other types cancers, they report Aug. 14 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors -- at room temperatureColumbia researchers published a study today in Nature Nanotechnology that is the first to reproducibly demonstrate current blockade -- the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one electron at a time -- using atomically precise molecular clusters at room temperature. The study shows that single molecules can function as reproducib
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Supplement maker on FDA blacklist after deadly bacteria found in water system Enlarge / A scanning electron microscopic image of Burkholderia cepacia. (credit: CDC/ Janice Haney Carr ) The Food and Drug Administration advised consumers and healthcare providers Friday to avoid all liquid products made by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida after finding dangerous Burkholderia cepacia bacteria in the water system used to manufacture its products. Those products include liquid d
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Why a fruit fly larva brain map is exciting Scientists have created a map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, which may one day lead to mapping how all animal brains work. In a paper appearing in the journal Nature , the team report on drawing up the map, known as a “connectome.” “It’s an early step, but it’s a step.” The project could serve as a guide as scientists work their way up the animal kingdom and event
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China Is Preparing to Launch the World's Biggest Carbon MarketThe emissions market will cover roughly a quarter of the country's industrial CO2 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US chargesA British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago.
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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animalsThe email arrived in mid-June, seeking to explode any notion that global warming might turn our Arctic expedition into a summer cruise.
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North Korea's Powerful New Missile Tech May Have Been Smuggled From Ukraine Photo: AP In the last few months, North Korea’s ability to launch a warhead beyond its backyard has improved exponentially. Its rapid development of intercontinental ballistic missile tech has left many confused. Now a researcher at the International Institute for Strategic Studies claims he might have solved the mystery. North Korea may have received its new souped up ICBM tech from a factory in
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A Pharmaceutical CEO Breaks With Trump At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, CEO of Merck pharmaceuticals Kenneth Frazier announced his resignation of his position on the president’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a group of business leaders initially assembled by the White House in January. Frazier explained his decision as a direct response to the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, writing that he felt “a responsibility to take a stand against
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Exotic quantum states made from lightLight particles (photons) occur as tiny, indivisible portions. Many thousands of these light portions can be merged to form a single super-photon if they are sufficiently concentrated and cooled. The individual particles merge with each other, making them indistinguishable. Researchers call this a photonic Bose-Einstein condensate. It has long been known that normal atoms form such condensates. Pr
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Now showing: Researchers create first 3-D movie of virus in actionA research collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has for the first time created a three-dimensional movie showing a virus preparing to infect a healthy cell.
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Neonics put bumblebees at risk of extinction by hindering colony formation, study revealsBumblebees are less able to start colonies when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide, according to a new University of Guelph study.
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Tiny jumping spiders found preying on frogs and lizardsA trio of researchers from Switzerland and the U.S. has found documented evidence of tiny regal jumping spiders killing and eating much larger frogs and lizards. In their paper published in Journal of Arachnology, Martin Nyffeler, with the University of Basel, G. B. Edwards with Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Kenneth Krysko with the University of Florida, describe their findings.
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Researchers discover new class of chemical reactionAugust 14, 2017—A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds. The reaction of three different molecules is enabled by an "ephemeral collision complex," formed from the collis
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Single molecules can work as reproducible transistors—at room temperatureA major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where a quantized, controllable flow of charge can be achieved at room temperature. A first step in this field is for researchers to demonstrate that single molecules can function as reproducible circuit elements such as transistors or diodes that can easily operate
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Normally aloof particles of light seen ricocheting off each otherScientists spot evidence of photons interacting at the Large Hadron Collider.
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Star Wars Rumor Round-up: A Firehose of Clues From the 'Last Jedi' CastStarting to think that we wouldn't get any new information about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' until December? Not so fast.
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Courage is contagious | Damon DavisWhen artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear and hate.
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Sonic Mania review: 16-bit return breathes new life into struggling series Enlarge (credit: Sega ) Sonic Mania has finally made what various arms of Sega, including the official Sonic Team staff, haven't pulled off for decades: a great old-school Sonic game. That's a monumental thing in and of itself, considering how long Sonic has struggled as a series—and how many times his major contemporary rival Mario has lapped him, in both modern and retro flavors. With that hind
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Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuseResearchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issu
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Stop Hoarding Ancient Bones, Plead ArchaeologistsScientists call for wider access to rare samples rich in DNA -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers collect more precise weather, climate data with help from unmanned aerial systemLast week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate models, being able to effectively operate UASs in the Arctic is important for
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New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic taleMisfit plates in the Pacific led scientists to the discovery of a microplate between the Galapagos Islands and the South American coast.
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Cardiac stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate old heartsCardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study.
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Watch SpaceX Launch Lots of Ice Cream to NASA Astronauts Today Image: SpaceX/Flickr The dog days of summer are here, so shouldn’t astronauts hurtling through space get to enjoy some Earthly delights? Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch some experiments—and lots of ice cream—up to astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Honestly, the flavor selection is not too shabby. Today’s delivery of tasty treats should not be confused with The C
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The Muse Game of Thrones: Zaddy’s Home | Deadspin Yankees Fans Enjoy Subway Ride [NSFW] | The Root M The Muse Game of Thrones: Zaddy’s Home | Deadspin Yankees Fans Enjoy Subway Ride [NSFW] | The Root Maybe Now Isn’t the Time, Guys | Splinter After Charlottesville, Pick a Side |
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Video: How animals glowFireflies, frogs, jellyfish, mushrooms and even parrots have the ability to emit light from their bodies. These creatures use either bioluminescence or fluorescence to put on their light shows.
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How to Create a Strong Password Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/Lifehacker, photos via Shutterstock The U.S. government recently revamped its password recommendations , abandoning its endorsement of picking a favorite phrase and replacing a couple characters with symbols, like c4tlo^eR. These short, hard-to-read passwords look complicated to humans but very very simple to computers. Instead, you want long, weird strings that
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DNA sequencing is vulnerable to this sneaky attack Researchers have found evidence of poor computer security practices among common, open-source DNA processing programs. Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal everything from one’s ancestry to fitness levels to microorganisms that live in your gut. In the study, the team also demonstrates for the first time that it is pos
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What Happens When No One Believes American Threats? For a few minutes, I found something perversely comforting about Donald Trump’s seeming threat of military action against Venezuela, of all places, on Friday at the end of a week of escalating bluster about North Korea. Not because the prospect of launching wars on multiple continents simultaneously struck me as prudent, but precisely because it seemed so outlandish. Venezuela? Really? The guy wh
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Jova being ripped apartSatellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed vertical wind shear was already tearing Tropical Storm Jova apart just two days after it formed. By August 14, the storm weakened into a post-tropical cyclone.
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Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before.
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New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jetsSome of the most extreme outbursts observed in the universe are the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the speed of light. These narrow jets, which typically form in opposing pairs are believed to be associated with supermassive black holes and other exotic objects, though the mechanisms that drive and dissipate them are not well understood.
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Spain sends help to battle Portugal's wildfiresSpanish firefighters and water-dumping aircraft have bolstered Portuguese efforts to gain control of forest fires raging in the centre of the country, the European Commission said Monday.
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HBO Is Sick of This Shit Image: HBO Bored hackers who aren’t getting paid tend to get restless. And so, on Sunday, the cyber thieves behind the recent HBO breach leaked several unreleased episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm , which was scheduled to return in October after six years off the air. HBO, understandably, seems annoyed. We’re now in week three of the standoff between HBO and the hackers, and the network sounds lik
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Merck CEO Resigns from Trump Council after CharlottesvilleChief executive Kenneth Frazier stepped down from the president’s American Manufacturing Council, citing intolerance and extremism -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Organic waste and insects—animal feed of the future?Right now, the European Union doesn't have enough animal feed of its own to nourish livestock, forcing it to bring in supplies from beyond the bloc's borders. To face this unsustainable dependency, researchers are looking for alternative protein sources
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With Prototype 9, Infiniti imagines what a 1940s electric race car could be Infiniti If the automotive world has an equivalent to the Met Gala, it would be the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It takes place later this week in Monterey, California, and each year it features an assortment of classic and historic cars that are more akin to four-wheeled works of art than the more mundane stuff you or I drive on a daily basis. (Unless you're Ralph Lauren, in which case, car
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You Will Never Forget the Sound of a Stretch Armstrong Toy Being Shredded GIF Having already smooshed everything imaginable, the internet is ready to leave hydraulic presses behind and now focus its collective interest on weird things you can stick in an industrial shredder. First up is a classic Stretch Armstrong toy ,whose moist, squishy death cries will haunt your nightmares. Featuring a body made of latex rubber filled with a stretchy gel (which was originally gell
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The Sequel To Your Favorite Bluetooth Speaker Is Water Resistant, Runs For 24 Hours, and Is Only $34 Today Anker SoundCore 2 , $34 With its 24 hour battery life, iumpressive bass, and crystal clear sound quality, the Anker SoundCore has long been our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth speaker . But its run may be at an end, because Anker just upgraded it with IPX5 water resistance , and you can get the new model for an all-time low $34 today. The SoundCore 2 still includes dual drivers and that am
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Virulence factor made by influenza virus is potential target for vaccine drug developmentA new study describes how NS1, a protein produced by influenza A viruses, suppresses the body's immune responses to viral infection.
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Cardiac stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate old hearts, new study showsCardiac stem cell infusions could someday help reverse the aging process in the human heart, making older ones behave younger, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
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SpaceX launching research to space station—plus ice creamSpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station—plus ice cream.
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That Julian Assange Twitter Account is Fake. No, the Other One. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Julian Assange sent his first tweet ever from a personal account back in February, and has been tweeting away since. But there’s an imposter account that has been gaining steam recently. How much steam? Donald Trump Jr. just retweeted it. A fake Julian Assange Twitter account tweeting about President Obama that was retweeted by Donald Trump Jr. on August 14, 20
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If You Eat an Animal That Ate Drugs, Will It Affect You? Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo Some of our cows and chickens are on drugs . The relative safety of those drugs is the subject of ongoing debate, and some are more common than others. Last month, Bloomberg reported that Sanderson Farms is being sued for allegedly dosing its chickens with ketamine. Your next order of chicken nuggets probably won’t plunge you into a k-hole—even the most despe
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Status fra rumlaboratoriet: Næppe nogen launch i årDet er yderst tvivlsomt. om Raket-Madsens Rumlaboratorium vil fastholde den oprindelige plan om at opsende to raketter i eftersommeren. Weekenden over har man været nødt til at tage bestik af situationen.
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Shondaland goes online as Netflix pens deal with Grey’s Anatomy creator Enlarge (credit: Netflix) Netflix continues its talent acquisition spree with the hiring of Shonda Rhimes, the creator of popular ABC series including Grey's Anatomy , Scandal , and How to Get Away with Murder . Rhimes' production company, Shondaland, will produce new, original series for Netflix while she stays involved with her current ABC Studios shows. Grey's Anatomy will start its 14th seaso
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Party, not gender, shapes politicians’ tweets New research suggests that what US lawmakers tweet has more to do with their political party affiliation than their gender. Previous research has shown that politicians’ gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. “Women and men are engaging all of these topics—they’re not being limited by gender stereotypes…” Female politicians, for example, are often expected to possess communal perso
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A microscope within a microscopeNo single microscope can image all aspects of a sample at the same time and so the use of two or more imaging methods to study a sample - correlative imaging - is common-place.
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Ikea's Home Smart Line Could Shake Up the Smart Home IndustryOnly one product line. Not many features. And a blueprint for every smart home company out there.
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Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is already a disaster – but it could get worseEach summer, a large part of the Gulf of Mexico "dies". This year, the Gulf's "dead zone" is the largest on record, stretching from the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of Louisiana to waters off Texas, hundreds of miles away. Around 8,776 square miles of ocean, an area the size of New Jersey or Wales, is almost lifeless.
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How to Back Up All Your Songs and Podcasts From SoundCloud Image: SoundCloud These are troubled times for SoundCloud , with staff lay offs, changing CEOs, and talk of emergency investment securing its future for the time being. As with any service that’s looking shaky , users will be (and should be) worried about getting their stuff out—you may have years of playlists, uploads, and podcasts collected on the service. Here’s how to get all that audio and d
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StarCraft Remastered’s day-one LAN parties can win free pizza today Enlarge / Free pizza for your StarCraft Remastered launch-day LAN party could be yours with just one tweeted photo. (credit: Blizzard Entertainment) Receiving transmission: StarCraft Remastered is about to go live ! While we at Ars have yet to begin testing the final retail version, I couldn't help but point out that this 1pm ET launch ( update : now bumped to 4 pm ET) gives fans plenty of time t
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FDA Puts New Restrictions on Hiring Foreign ScientistsDocuments suggest the limits are linked to background check hurdles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Regeringen vil flytte 100.000 kronikere væk fra hospitalsbehandlingFremover skal op imod 100.000 patienter med type 2-diabetes og KOL behandles hjemme eller på lokale sundhedshuse i stedet for at troppe op på hospitalerne, lyder en varsling fra regeringen.
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157 læger mistænkt for misbrug eller psykiske problemerPsykiske problemer eller misbrug af alkohol, stoffer eller medicin har ført til, at 157 læger aktuelt er sat under såkaldt 'egnethedstilsyn'. Et stigning som ifølge Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed skyldes, at patienter og kollegaer er blevet bedre til at slå alarm.
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How animals glow (video)Fireflies, frogs, jellyfish, mushrooms and even parrots have the ability to emit light from their bodies. These creatures use either bioluminescence or fluorescence to put on their light shows. Speaking of Chemistry explains the chemistry behind these natural light sources in this week's video: https://youtu.be/jp-jYVktx7s.
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Protein to stop acute cerebral hemorrhageKorean researchers newly found thermo-responsive protein to accelerate development of biopharmaceuticals to treat brain diseases. It is expected to be used to develop biopharmaceutical for hemostasis of cerebral hemorrhage and brain tissue regeneration
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Circular RNA linked to brain functionCircular RNA is linked to brain function, scientists have shown for the first time. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information -- like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.
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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, new research has revealed.
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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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'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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Professor: Afsmeltning på Antarktis er fordoblet på 15 årPå trods af den voldsomme afsmeltning, så er der stadig lang vej til det totale kollaps af kontinentets ishylder, siger René Forsberg DTU.
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Activated charcoal drug can protect microbiome from antibioticsA special formulation of activated charcoal can soak up excess antibiotics, protecting beneficial gut bacteria and potentially preventing diarrhoea
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How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and ArtProject Magenta, a team at Google, is crossbreeding sounds from different instruments based on neural networks and building networks that can draw.
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Eclipsing the SunOn August 21, the moon will paint a swath of North America in darkness.
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Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Moves Domain to Google After Getting the Boot From GoDaddy [Update: Google Boots It Too] Photo: AP About 10 hours ago, GoDaddy—the world’s largest internet domain registrar—sent five identical replies to critics who condemned its role as the provider of domain name services for the one of the most prominent neo-Nazi websites, the Daily Stormer. The white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville this weekend which left three dead and dozens injured has led to anyone and ev
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New plate adds plot twist to ancient tectonic taleMisfit plates in the Pacific led Rice University scientists to the discovery of a microplate between the Galapagos Islands and the South American coast.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Jova being ripped apartSatellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed vertical wind shear was already tearing Tropical Storm Jova apart just two days after it formed. By Aug. 14, the storm weakened into a post-tropical cyclone.
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Cancer detection with sugar moleculesScientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.
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Researchers from TU Dresden and CiQUS obtain decacene, the largest acene synthesized everA research collaboration, led by professors Francesca Moresco (TUD) and Diego Peña (CiQUS), chemists from CiQUS prepared stable decacene precursors by solution chemistry, while physicists from TUD used these precursors to prepare decacene on a gold surface under ultra-high vacuum, in order to stabilize this extremely reactive compound.
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Why Does Being in the Heat Make Us Feel Tired?If you're out and about on a sweltering day, it probably won't be long before you start to feel tired and sluggish. But why does being out in the heat bring on feelings of drowsiness?
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Urban floods intensifying, countryside drying upAn exhaustive global analysis of rainfall and rivers shows signs of a radical shift in streamflow patterns, with more intense flooding in cities and smaller catchments coupled with a drier countryside.
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Spotting a social bot might be harder than you thinkHow do you spot a fake friend? Sometimes, it's easy. Other times, fake friends can be much better disguised as real ones.
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NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal RocketsIn its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion concepts. Whereas existing concepts have their advantages – chemical rockets have high energy density and ion engines are very fuel-efficient – our hopes for the future hinge on us finding alternatives that combine efficiency and power.
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