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Successful voting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secureVoting systems must be accurate, usable, accessible and secure to be successful, according to a new paper from a voting behavior expert at Rice University.
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“Alternative” medicine’s toll on cancer patients: Death rate up to 5X higher Enlarge / Homeopathic remedies in a pharmacy. (credit: Getty | Peter Macdiarmid ) Unproven alternative treatments are clearly risky. Some carry the risk of direct harms, such as improperly diluted homeopathic tablets , blinding stem cell injections , contaminated supplements , or tainted placenta pills . And others, such as magic healing crystals and useless detoxes, may risk indirect harm by tak
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Chimps can play rock-paper-scissorsJapanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.
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The Supplement ConA new article in Business Insider challenges the major narrative promoted by the supplement industry - that supplements are safe, effective, natural, and actually in the bottle. If we are lucky, this may mark a the start of a sea change in how Americans see supplements.
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Researcher helping save rare, iconic treesAn NDSU botanist is part of a team working to save one of the rarest pine trees in the world.
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400-million-year-old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humansA new study from ANU on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary lineage linked to humans.
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The Alabama Senate Race Gets Moore Strange Roy Moore of Alabama has been twice elected to lead his state’s supreme court and twice thrown out of that position. The first time, in 2003, he refused to obey a federal court’s order to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse in Montgomery. The voters of Alabama restored him, and in 2016, he was thrown off the bench again for refusing to implement the Supreme Court’s decis
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Paying for "extras" in freemium products and servicesNUS statisticians have developed a better methodology to study user behaviour for freemium products and services.
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For a true war on waste, the fashion industry must spend more on researchThe rise of fast fashion in Australia means 6000 kg of clothing is dumped in landfill every 10 minutes. The ABC's War On Waste visualised this statistic by piling a giant mound of clothing waste in the middle of the city. So what to do about it?
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Save $10 On Our Readers' Favorite Travel Pillow, Today Only On Amazon Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow , $30 The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and you can save 25% on yours today , the first deal we’ve seen since Prime Day. Unlike cheaper travel pillows that you have to inflate with air, the Evolution is made of memory foam, and wraps all the way around your neck to provide support no matter what direction your head falls when you
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Appeals court: Lawsuit over wrong info on Spokeo should move ahead Enlarge / The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse in San Francisco, California. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) A federal appeals court ruled (PDF) yesterday that a lawsuit alleging that Spokeo's "people search engine" violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act can move forward. Spokeo operates a "people search" engine that gathers publicly available information from socia
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The penguin that never wasA Tasmanian penguin long thought extinct never even existed, University of Otago-led research has discovered.
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'Most bizarre dinosaur ever found' is missing evolutionary link – study Originally classified as a relative of T rex, analysis shows Chilesaurus belongs to a different dinosaurian group, with implications for the dinosaur family tree An unusual vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dinosaur evolution, researchers have said. A revised assessm
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Why Suburban Schools Are Inflating Kids' Grades PITTSBURGH—Monet Spencer remembers traveling to affluent suburban high schools when she was a member of the marching band at Brashear High School in this city’s low-income, high-crime Beechview neighborhood. The suburban band members’ uniforms were brand new, Spencer noticed—not passed down and worn-out like hers. So were their instruments, unlike the scratched and tarnished castoffs her school l
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The Dark Matter of America's Foremost Musical Satirist To the question, “Do you know the work of Randy Newman,” the answer is too often, “The guy who did the Toy Story soundtrack? ‘ You’ve got a friend in me …’ that’s him, right?” And okay, sure. He composed soundtracks to the whole Toy Story series, among other well-loved films: Ragtime , The Natural , Parenthood , Awakenings , The Paper , Maverick , A Bug’s Life , Meet the Parents , Seabiscuit , Mo
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Sniffing the Past of human-canine history in New York, Paris and LondonDog loving travellers can now tap into the human- canine history of New York, Paris and London on the move by using a new app developed by the University of Liverpool.
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New polymer allows researchers to study how proteins fold, functionUniversity of Michigan biophysicists and chemists have created a new polymer that mimics a cell membrane, allowing proteins found within cell membranes to fold and function naturally in the synthetic material.
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The hidden secrets of insect poopInsect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures serves an extraordinary variety of functions in bug and human life.
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Meals for Your Eclipse MenuIn parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)
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This Year’s 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35Meet the young inventors, pioneers, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and humanitarians that will change the world.
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For Wind Power, Bigger Is BetterThings are looking up for wind power—way up. Wind is now competitive with fossil fuels in many areas of the world, while the rise of turbines to new heights figures to bring down costs even more.
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Growing Up with AlexaWhat will it do to kids to have digital butlers they can boss around?
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How Solar Eclipses Illuminate the Marvel of ScienceOpinion: Solar eclipses helped foster early scientific discoveries. What will the next one bring?
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My Instagram Hacker Changed My LifeAn Instagram hacker from my Iranian homeland stole my account. Then, against all odds, we became friends.
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This Stress-Free Fish Tank Lets Plants Do the CleaningStartup Back to the Roots makes a self-cleaning, plant-growing aquaponic fish tank.
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Radio relic discovered in a low-mass merging galaxy clusterAstronomers have detected a new single radio relic in a low-mass merging galaxy cluster known as PLCK G200.9−28.2. The finding, presented Aug. 5 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print server, could offer some hints about merging processes in galaxy clusters.
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Swirls in a Sea of Cotton Candy Captured in Space ImageA gorgeous cloud phenomenon called von Kármán vortices paints the sky with a series of spirals.
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Did the Army Chief of Staff Just Subtweet President Trump? President Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower on August 15th, defending neo-Nazis who rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) General Mark A. Milley, the US Army Chief of Staff, is a tough guy. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you probably know two things about him: He loves Boston sports teams and he doesn’t put up with bullshit. Well, judging by his t
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What can the eclipse tell us about the corona’s magnetic field?The corona’s plasma jumps and dances thanks to the magnetic field, but scientists have never measured the field directly.
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Google Culture Should Stay OpenA veteran of Google’s communications team argues for preserving the famous Google culture of debate—even after a controversial firing.
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Tiny robots crawl through mouse’s stomach to heal ulcersBacterial infections in mice have been cleared up by bubble-propelled micromotors that swim through the stomach and release antibiotic payloads - and then dissolve in stomach acid
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Let's Lose the Term "Habitable Zone" for ExoplanetsIt’s completely unclear whether conditions on these distant worlds are favorable for life, so we need different terminology -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Battery Breakthrough Could Change EverythingBill Joy, the green-tech guru who co-founded Sun Microsystems, is backing an energy storage breakthrough that could power the future.
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Uber Can't Keep Driving ItselfWithout a CEO, COO, CMO, or CFO, Uber can't grow. The company needs to hire someone, and do it soon—or risk dimming its future prospects.
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How Do You Move a Giant Sequoia?Boise, Idaho, recently relocated a century-old, living tree provided by John Muir -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hybrid barriers can cut terrapin road deaths, study findsOne of Georgia's most colorful turtle species could be wiped out on Jekyll Island by simply wandering into traffic-but not if man-made barriers keep them off the road.
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The Solar Eclipse Is Coming—Here's Exactly When It'll HappenIn advance of next week's solar eclipse, Stephen Wolfram explains how many millennia of computation have led us exactly to this point.
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'Explosive Auroras': What Causes These Strobe Light Displays?High-speed video of the northern lights has revealed why the glorious celestial shows sometimes flicker like strobe lights: It's all about the gases.
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How Eclipses Changed History Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time. (Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR's Skunk Bear)
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Domestic abuse 'workshops' reduce repeat offending and harm to public – studyThe first domestic abuse policing strategy in UK history to be trialled under experimental conditions has found that an inexpensive two-day course in behaviour management for first offenders resulted in 35% fewer men reoffending against their partner, and reduced further harm to victims by over a quarter.
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Recycled office chairs transformed into hard-shell backpacks and bicycle panniersOld office chairs are being transformed into hard-shell backpacks and bicycle panniers as part of an innovative new project.
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China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions Fertility centres are making a massive push to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases. Nature 548 272 doi: 10.1038/548272a
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Sådan reddes elektronisk udstyr fra havets saltPolitiet er i gang med at hive data ud af det elektroniske udstyr fra Peter Madsens ubåd, Nautilus. Dataefterforsker forklarer her, hvordan man håndterer de mulige beviser.
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Anchovies eat plastic because it smells like preyAs you bite into a delicious piece of fish, you probably don't think about what the fish itself ate – but perhaps you should. Over 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea. This is bad news, not only for fish but potentially for humans who rely on fish for sustenance.
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Sundhedsborgmester vil udbrede samarbejde mellem kommune og praksis Almen praksis og kommunalt sundhedspersonale skal arbejde tæt sammen i lægehuse i Københavns udsatte boligområder, mener Københavns sundheds- og omsorgsborgmester.
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Everybody Chill: Robots Won't Take All Our JobsEveryone thinks automation will take all our jobs. The evidence disagrees.
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Verdens største datacenter skal ligge i en lille norsk byForventningen er, at datacentret på sigt skal bruge 1.000 megawatt for at få dækket sit behov til at holde serverne kørende.
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Scientists discover a new flower of ShetlandThe Shetland Monkeyflower has a bigger flower with a wider throat than its ancestors.
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Scotland's largest solar farm gets green lightElgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray
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Hovedstaden snart klar med nye meningitis-handlingplaner Efter en række meningitissager er Region Hovedstaden ved at udarbejde handlingsplaner, hvor der vil være »adskillige læringspunkter«, skriver regionen i svar på politikerspørgsmål.
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Sundhedsplatformen dumpet som EPJ-løsning i milliardstort udbud fra Region Syd Amerikanske Epic, som står bag sundhedsplatformen, er i en afsluttet prækvalifikation valgt fra som leverandør i den endelige udbudsrunde om ny EPJ-løsning i Region Syd. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sundhedsplatformen-dumpet-leverandoer-milliardstort-epj-udbud-region-syddanmark-1079122 Version2
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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa In his Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump talked at length about what he called “the alt left.” White supremacists, he claimed, weren’t the only people in Charlottesville last weekend that deserved condemnation. “You had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he declared. “Nobody wants to say that.” I can say with great confidence that Trump’s final sentence is untrue. I can d
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Depression overshadows the past as well as the presentDepressed people have a peculiar view of the past -- rather than glorifying the 'good old days,' they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research.
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Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune systemNovel insights into the genetic contribution to varying immune responses.
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Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomachNanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release their cargo of antibiotics at the desired pH.
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The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar fliesVinegar flies should normally try to avoid their sick conspecifics to prevent becoming infected themselves. Nevertheless they are irresistibly attracted to the smell given off by sick flies. A dramatic increase in the production of the sex pheromones responsible for the attractive odor of the infected flies is caused by pathogens: this perfidious strategy is used by the deadly germs to enable them
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Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?Stanford researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for modern technology.
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Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 yearsEgypt's antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.
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LED-lys kan spare 53.000 ton CO2 i detailhandlenNy kampagne fra Energistyrelsen sætter spot på de skjulte besparelser for belysning. For detailhandlen er potentialet stort, da belysning står for halvdelen af elforbruget.
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Diabetespatienter kan erstatte medicin med motion og sund kostNyt dansk studier, at sund kost og masser af motion kan hjælpe patienter med type 2-diabetes til at slippe af med medicin.
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Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say there are large deposits in sources right here in America: supervolcanoes.
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Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomachNanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release their cargo of antibiotics at the desired pH. Researchers published their findings on Aug. 16
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The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar fliesMarkus Knaden and Bill Hansson, and their colleagues at the Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology, study ecologically relevant odors in the natural environment of insects, especially vinegar flies. In this new study they focused on a deadly smell: the odor of conspecifics which have a lethal bacterial infection.
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Udbrændt Vestas-mølle er nu pillet nedTirsdag aften blev den store vindmølle, der udbrændte i sidste weekend, pillet ned på anbefaling af den undersøgelsesenhed, som efterforsker årsagen til branden.
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Flere store firmaer jagter ingeniører i Jylland og på Fyn Danske virksomheder, organisationer og kommuner har akut mangel på kompetent arbejdskraft. Find drømmejobbet på Fyn eller i Jylland nu lige nu. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/stor-mangel-paa-ingenioerer-it-folk-jylland-paa-fyn-9468 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless carsItalian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the future.
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$1 billion tower lifts San Francisco skyline to new heightsMore than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco's tallest building.
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World's biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 millionThe June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world's biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday.
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Syddanmark fravælger SundhedsplatformenRegion Syddanmark har udvalgt tre leverandører, der skal give bud op en ny EPJ-platform. EPIC Systems blev fravalgt.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor har havene ikke samme højde?En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor Atlanterhavet og Stillehavet ikke har samme vandhøjde. Det svarer forsker fra DTU Space på.
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Does Palaeontology have an image problem? | Elsa Panciroli Palaeontology is synonymous with excavating fossils, but the stereotype of the rugged, white, male digger, could be a barrier to diversity in Earth science As I eye myself in the mirror before heading off to the office for another day of palaeontological research, I wonder: ought I to be wearing a hat? Preferably wide-brimmed, even a Stetson. I button up my teal cardigan – shouldn’t that be a che
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Apotekerforening: Lægers ordinationssystemer skal understøtte tilskud Ofte står der ikke i patienters recept, at deres lægemiddel har klausuleret tilskud, selvom det er tilfældet. Apotekerforening kræver, at it-systemerne i almen praksis bliver bedre til at fange, om et lægemiddel har tilskud eller ej.
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Why do beavers build dams? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jules HowardEvery day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries Here is a beaver-based creation myth. It begins thus. God so loved the world that He seeded it with diligent rodents able to do the hard work of habitat creation – damming streams and creating ponds and lakes in which amphibian larvae thrived, providing f
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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humansRobots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one.
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Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poachingJapan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewellery.
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Forget oil, Russia goes crazy for cryptocurrencyStanding in a warehouse in a Moscow suburb, Dmitry Marinichev tries to speak over the deafening hum of hundreds of computers stacked on shelves hard at work mining for crypto money.
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Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than USThousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds—1,500 a minute, to be exact—on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.
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Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spotsScientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday.
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Raising the minimum wage would reduce child neglect casesRaising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
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David Attenborough gains new species namesakeA new species of damselfly from the Cretaceous period has been named after the iconic naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.
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Fish mistaking plastic debris in ocean for food, study finds Behavioural evidence suggests marine organisms are not just ingesting microplastics by accident but actively seeking them out as food Fish may be actively seeking out plastic debris in the oceans as the tiny pieces appear to smell similar to their natural prey, new research suggests. The fish confuse plastic for an edible substance because microplastics in the oceans pick up a covering of biologi
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Én ud af fem regioner er tilsluttet CFCS sikkerhedstjeneste: »For dyrt« Kun én ud af fem regioner er tilmeldt Center for Cybersikkerheds nettjeneste, som har til formål at monitorere og alarmere ved avancerede cyberangreb. Grunden kan findes i, at tjenesten er alt for dyr. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ud-fem-regioner-tilsluttet-cfcs-sikkerhedstjeneste-dyrt-1079004 Version2
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Raising the minimum wage would reduce child neglect casesRaising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
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Print no evil: Three-layer technique helps secure additive manufacturingResearchers have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using additive manufacturing have not been compromised by malicious activity or quality issues.
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For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseasesWomen who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not been using any type of estrogen.
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New research shows promise for improving vascular access for hemodialysis patientsHemodialysis requires repeated access to the blood. Failure to maintain adequate access to the vasculature is a major cause of medical complications and, potentially, death for these patients. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology provides information about the mechanisms underlying failure of the most common type of hemodialysis vascular access, the arteriovenous fistula. Despite being
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Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printersWith cyberattacks on 3-D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.
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The environmental injustice of beautyA commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products.
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People Who See Themselves as Unique Are Drawn to Conspiracy Theories A new study finds a link between a desire for uniqueness and a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories. Read More
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NASA: July 2017 Didn't Even Need an El Niño to Tie For Hottest July in Recorded History Photo: AP Good news, everyone! The Earth is still like a car with the windows rolled up, and it doesn’t seem like anyone is coming by with the keys anytime soon. July 2017 is statistically tied with July 2016 for the title of hottest July in 137 years of records, Mashable reported , which is especially concerning because there was no El Niño—a complicated climate cycle in which the central and ea
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Firmaforsøg: Tvungen ferie hver 7. uge fører til bedre præstationer Amerikansk firma har forsøgt sig med obligatorisk ferie for medarbejdere. Konceptet har mindsket stress og forhøjet arbejdsglæden og produktiviteten. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/eksperiment-tvungen-ferie-hver-7-uge-foerer-bedre-praestationer-9465 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Casey Affleck Apparently Doesn't Think His Brother Is Coming Back as Batman Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League. Image: Warner Bros. In the DC movie universe, it’s one of the biggest questions there is. Will Ben Affleck continue playing Batman after Justice League ? Rumors suggest he won’t , Affleck continues to suggest he will—but, in a new interview, his brother Casey seems to think he’s out. Speaking on WEEI Sports Radio Network , Affleck was asked if his brother
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Kommuner risikerer at miste støtte til landvindRegeringen vil afskaffe den grønne ordning i februar 2018. Det vil skabe usikkerhed omkring vindmølleprojekter på land og møder protest fra nordjyske kommuner.
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Donald Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference Has Roots in Fox News and TwitterNothing Donald Trump said Tuesday about Charlottesville hadn't already been said on conservative media, or by the Twitter figures he follows.
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'The President Was Entirely Correct' Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help the GOP stay on the same page (and, in the Trump era, help the embattled president’s allies come up with arguments in his defense). On Tuesday evening, a few hours after the president’s inflammatory press conference defending white nationalist protesters in Char
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New Media and the Messy Nature of Reporting on the Alt-RightThe press is grappling with a conundrum: How much coverage of the so-called alt-right is too much coverage?
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Fox News and the Daily Caller Posted a Video Instructing Right-Wingers How to Mow Down 'Liberal Protesters' Photo: Screengrab via Slate This weekend, amid the chaos and mass civil violence of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, an alleged member of neo-Nazi group Vanguard America was arrested on suspicion of driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing local woman Heather Heyer and injuring scores of others. Long before the attack, however, the idea of mowing down p
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Dell Says CEO Will Continue to Advise Trump Even After Defense of Racist Rally Photo: Getty President Donald Trump angrily defended the torch-bearing racists who stormed the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to participate in a white supremacist rally that culminated in the tragic slaying of 32-year-old Heather Hayer. His words apparently had little impact on Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies. The company tells Gizmodo that Trump’s press conference ch
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'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solvedA dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history.
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Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell goodHungry fish are gulping down mouthfuls of plastic, perhaps because it smells like their favourite foods
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‘Really Proud of Him’: Alt-Right Leaders Praise Trump’s Comments White nationalist and alt-right activists are cheering President Trump for defending white-nationalist protesters and placing equal blame on counterprotesters for the violence that ensued in Charlottesville this past weekend at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “Really proud of him,” the alt-right leader Richard Spencer said in a text message. “He bucked the narrative of Alt-Right violence
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Uber Settles with FTC Again, This Time over 2014 Privacy BreachAgreement is ride-hailing company's second FTC settlement this year.
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Republicans Rebuke Trump All Over Again Updated at 9:33 p.m. ET If President Trump’s belated denunciation on Monday of white supremacists, racism, and neo-Nazism brought congressional Republicans a brief period of relief, his press conference on Tuesday gave the party a whole new—if all too familiar—headache. Trump seemed to return to his rhetoric from Saturday, when after the death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, he blamed “m
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England will need over 71,000 extra care home places by 2025The number of older people who will need substantial care is set to rise by 85.7 per cent, as increases in “healthspan” continue to lag behind longer lifespans
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Even Neo-Nazis Are Surprised by Trump's Latest Charlottesville Comments [Updated] Since the deadly gathering in Charlottesville, where torch-wielding neo-Nazis faced off against counter-protesters, the president has pinned blame for the bloodshed on “ many sides .” During a press conference on Tuesday, Trump drew false equivalence between a non-existent “alt-left” and the pathetic aberrations who terrified a city, senselessly beat a man in a parking garage, and rammed a car at
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What's the Best Album to Own on Vinyl? GIF Microscopic view of a vinyl record playing in slow motion, via Sploid Vinyl is the only worthwhile way to own music, but starting a record collection from zero can be a daunting to say the least. Do you just go buy your favorite album? Something classic? Something that lends itself well to analog sound? That’s for you to tell us, and your fellow readers this week. 1) Your nomination should co
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The Creator of Dear White People Is Making A 'Horror Satire' Called Bad Hair Image: Lionsgate Director Justin Simien made a name for himself in 2014 with Dear White People , a comedy-drama tackling the often-fraught landscape of race relations on predominantly white college campuses. Simien’s since adapted the film into a Netflix series, and now he’s working on horror project called Bad Hair . According to Deadline , Simien is partnering with the production company Sight
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Why fish can't help but eat our plastic garbage Environment It passes the sniff test, but it shouldn't. Fish eat plastic because they’re attracted to the smells it picks up from hanging in the ocean.
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Precarious 'flexible work' affects over 4 million people in UK -- far more than just zero hoursAnalysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours. Research in supermarkets finds workers 'begging' for extra hours, and feeling they are being punished with last minute shift changes.
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David Attenborough gains new species namesakeA new species of damselfly from the Cretaceous period has been named after the iconic naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.
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Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'A 'Frankenstein's monster' dinosaur may be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plugging what was previously a big gap between them.
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China launches brain-imaging factory Hub aims to make industrial-scale high-resolution brain mapping a standard tool for neuroscience Nature 548 268 doi: 10.1038/548268a
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Ford's GT ’67 Heritage Is Yet Another Tribute to Its 1960s Racing DominanceTime for another victory lap.
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Precarious 'flexible work' affects over four million people in UK—far more than just zero hoursNew analysis by Cambridge and Oxford sociologists indicates that some 4.6 million people in the UK regularly experience 'precarious scheduling': flexible working with limited hours dictated by management, often with little notice, and to the detriment of employees' home lives and mental health.
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Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods, the group that includes carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor.
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One of the Most Puzzling Dinosaurs Ever Discovered Just Got a Major Rebrand Image: Gabriel Lio via University of Birmingham Paleontologists uncovered a strange new dinosaur a few years ago—a crazy, patchwork quilt of a creature dubbed Chilesaurus diegosuarezi. Its bizarre and often conflicting characteristics defied classification, forcing scientists to make an educated guess about its place on the dino family tree. New research suggests the initial attempt to classify C
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Aston Martin and Zagato team up again for Pebble Beach Aston Martin The build-up to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance continues apace. Yesterday was Infiniti's turn, with its gorgeous, retro-styled electric Prototype 9 concept car, while today the headlines go to Aston Martin. Once again, the British carmaker teamed up with Italian design house Zagato, this time on a pair of limited-edition versions of a rather old model: the Vanquish Zaga
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Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2017-2018)The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
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The Atlantic Daily: Trump Backtracks What We’re Following Mixed Messages: President Trump walked back his condemnation of white nationalist protesters, stating that “you also had some very fine people on both sides” of the violence in Charlottesville. The president’s return to his initial, equivocating language will likely be taken as implicit support for their cause by white supremacist groups, whose numbers have been growing since
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UK needs 71,000 more care home places in eight years, study predicts Britain faces a worsening social care crisis with people living longer but with substantial care needs, researchers say An extra 71,000 care home spaces are needed in the next eight years to cope with Britain’s soaring demand as people living longer face more health problems, a study has found. New research predicts there will be an additional 353,000 older people with complex needs by 2025, requ
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NASA may finally be getting a leader—Oklahoma pilot Jim Bridenstine Enlarge / Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is likely to be NASA's next administrator. (credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call ) NASA may finally be close to getting some clarity about its leadership during the Trump administration. On Tuesday, NASA Watch reported that the President will nominate US Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) as administrator and Aerojet Rocketdyne Vice President John Schum
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This Lincoln Memorial Graffiti Is Either Islamaphobic, Anti-Police, or Total Nonsense Source: Twitter Around 4:30am Tuesday morning, officials discovered that the Lincoln Memorial had been vandalized with red spray paint. What the hastily scrawled message actually says, however, has become the subject of fierce online debate. The National Park Service told reporters today that they are working to remove the graffiti, which they believe says “[expletive] law.” Most news outlets, in
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Strange and Moore Advance to Runoff In Alabama Special Election The results of the Alabama U.S. Senate special election primaries are in. In the Republican primary, former Alabama attorney general Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will advance to a runoff election in September after none of the GOP candidates won a majority of the vote. Whoever wins the runoff will face off against Democrat Doug Jones, who won the Democratic primary ou
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘Some Very Fine People on Both Sides’ Today in 5 Lines During a news conference, President Trump again asserted that there was “blame on both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, adding that the “alt-left” should also be held accountable. Earlier in the day, Trump blasted business leaders who have resigned from the American Manufacturing Council over his response to the weekend’s unrest. He also rea
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Arrests Begin Following Durham Confederate Statue Toppling DURHAM, N.C.—Sheriff’s deputies have begun arresting protesters who tore down a monument to Confederate veterans in front of the old Durham County courthouse Monday night. Takiyah Thompson, who climbed a ladder and put a rope around the statue before a crowd tugged it off its base, was arrested by deputies around 4:45 p.m., immediately following a press conference at North Carolina Central Univer
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Secret Service agent, corrupted by Silk Road case, cops to second heist Shaun Bridges was captured by CCTV security cameras, leaving a Secret Service field office in 2015 with a large bag. The government said the bag may have contained hard drives with keys needed to access his Bitstamp wallet. (credit: US Attorney’s Office San Francisco ) SAN FRANCISCO—Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty on Tuesday to new counts of money laundering and related f
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Unabomber Ted Kaczynski Came Up With This Legal Strategy To Get All Evidence Against Him Dismissed Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery and Discovery GO The entire Unabomber case depends on Agent Fitzgerald's search warrant which led the FBI to Ted Kaczynski's cabin. Will the Unabomber outwit the investigation? Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://discovery.com/manhunt Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery
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Seismologists get to the bottom of how deep Earth’s continents goScientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents.
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President Trump on Murder at White Supremacist Rally: 'I Think There's Blame on Both Sides' Speaking to a room of stunned reporters on Tuesday, President Trump doubled down on his belief that the violence in Charlottesville this weekend was as much the responsibility of the “alt left” as neo-Nazis. Point for point, Trump repeated popular alt-right and far right talking points on the events, equating anti-fascist counter-protestors with the neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates there to protest
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MoviePass' New Unlimited Movies in Theaters Deal Sounds Amazing—But There's a Catch Photo: Pixabay CC What is the sweet spot for getting people to join a movie theater ticket subscription service? For six years, MoviePass has struggled to answer that question and now, under former Netflix exec Mitch Lowe, it’s introducing a radical plan: Selling customers’ data and charging $10 a month for all the silver screen action you can fit into your life. Today, Lowe announced that MovieP
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American accused of faking eBay sales to fund US terror pleads guilty Enlarge (credit: Money - Savings ) A 32-year-old American man accused of using an eBay account for fake computer-printer transactions to raise funds for a US terror plot pleaded guilty to federal terrorism-related charges Tuesday. Mohamed Elshinawy, whom the government said pledged allegiance to ISIS, told the authorities that the up to $8,700 he received via PayPal was to be used for " operation
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Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Bealls ListAlthough the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not.
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Why the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With Jews The “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville was ostensibly about protecting a statue of Robert E. Lee. It was about asserting the legitimacy of “white culture” and white supremacy, and defending the legacy of the Confederacy. So why did the demonstrators chant anti-Semitic lines like “Jews will not replace us”? The demonstration was suffused with anti-black racism, but also with anti-Semitism.
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Trump's Threat to End Obamacare Insurer Payments Would Actually Cost More Turns out that cost-sharing reductions actually reduce costs. That’s the conclusion of the Congressional Budget Office, which on Tuesday released a report estimating the effects of terminating federal payments to insurers, which the White House currently sends on a month-to-month basis. After failing to repeal Obamacare, President Trump has repeatedly threatened to end those payments in order to
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Trump Defends White-Nationalist Protesters: 'Some Very Fine People on Both Sides' President Trump defended the white nationalists who protested in Charlottesville on Tuesday, saying they included “some very fine people,” while expressing sympathy for their demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. It was a strikingly different message from the prepared statement he had delivered on Monday, and a reversion to his initial response over t
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At ITC hearing, two US solar manufacturers ask for tariffs on imported cells Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images ) A US-based solar-panel components maker called Suniva filed a petition with the International Trade Commission (ITC) this spring, alleging unfair trade practices after the company declared bankruptcy. It was later joined in its petition by SolarWorld America, another US-based solar cell manufacturer. Today, the two companies pleaded their case (PDF) in
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How friction evolves during an earthquakeBy simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction during an earthquake—measuring what could once only be inferred, and shedding light on one of the biggest unknowns in earthquake modeling.
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A moth and its flame: Mate selection found to evolve from response to flower odorsFor the first time, Jothi Yuvaraj and colleagues at Lund University, Sweden, have identified the corresponding pheromone receptors (PRs) from a primitive leafminer moth, called Eriocrania semipurpurella. Then, they show that these receptors also respond to plant odors and propose a scenario in which pheromone receptors evolved from plant odor receptors.
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There’s a good chance police won’t spot a terrorist A new study shows the likelihood a police officer will identify someone concealing a gun or bomb is only slightly better than chance. And officers with more experience are even less accurate. “We expect police officers to do something that is very difficult and challenging without giving them the tools they need to do the job.” The findings don’t point to weaknesses in the officers’ abilities, sa
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Now you can levitate liquids and insects at homeLevitation techniques are no longer confined to the laboratory thanks to engineers who have developed an easier way for suspending matter in mid-air by developing a 3-D-printed acoustic levitator.
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How One Bodybuilder Died from Drinking Too Many Protein ShakesA 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday.
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How friction evolves during an earthquakeUsing high-speed photography and digital image correlation techniques, engineers show that friction along a faultline has a complex evolution during an earthquake that is dictated, in part, by slip velocity: the sliding of the two sides of the fault against one another.
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A moth and its flame: Mate selection found to evolve from response to flower odorsFor moths, love is literally in the air through the action of pheromones to attract mates.
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Why North Korea Walked Back Its Threat on Guam North Korea’s apparent walk back of its threat to fire missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam could mean military tensions with the United States have been diminished—or at least postponed. Or it could indicate that much of the seeming escalation in tensions between the two sides last week was more rhetoric than reality to begin with. State media reported Tuesday that Kim Jong Un, the North Kor
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Can these genes save honey bees from killer mites? Scientists have discovered a group of genes critical to the survival and reproduction of Varroa mites, the chief enemy of honey bees. The genes could be targeted to control or eliminate the mites. Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honey bee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. “The Varroa mite is the worst threat to honey bee health worldwide
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The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leavesScientists are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.
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Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says studyA study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
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How to Plan a Last-Minute Eclipse TripHow to go, where to stay and what to do if you just now decided you wanted to see the total solar eclipse.
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Inside the Self-Driving Bromance of Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski
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Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting 'Computer' 2,000 Years AgoAn ancient astronomical calculator known as the Antikythera mechanism was used to predict both solar and lunar eclipses, research shows.
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Scientists Move To Establish Wildlife Preserve At Guantanamo Bay In the 15 years since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established to house suspected terrorists, a green buffer surrounding the facility to keep out the world has reverted back to the wild. Now some scientists would like to turn it into a protected research area.
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August Eclipse Will Inspire Awe -- and Create Research Opportunities August Eclipse Will Inspire Awe -- and Create Research Opportunities Will astronomers learn anything new when a total solar eclipse cuts a path of darkness across 14 states this month? totality-picture_TopNTeaser.jpg A composite image of short, medium, and long exposures of the total eclipse of March 9, 2016, as observed from a ship off the coast of Indonesia. Image credits: Rick Fienberg / Trave
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What the UN Commission on Human Rights Thinks About Universal Basic Income A new UN report challenges the global human rights community to consider Universal Basic Income. Read More
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Hate Groups Are Growing Under Trump According to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups has been increasing rapidly since 2000. Heidi Beirich, director of the Center’s Intelligence Project, links the rise in recruitment to the 2000 census that predicted whites would be a minority by 2042. Beirich says there’s been another spike following the election of Donald Trump, particularly among alt-right orga
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An ancient Chrome tab trick just blew my mind Some of my tabs. If your browser is a catastrophe of tabs as mine is—I currently have six Chrome windows across three monitors with more than 100 tabs open, because tabs are the new bookmarks—then this thing I just discovered may be life-changing. (Though it's certainly not new .) We all know that you can tear a tab off the tab bar to drag it into a new window (or drag it into a different tab bar
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Now's your chance to get NASA to send your tweet into interstellar space Space No pressure NASA will send choose one message—submitted on Twitter—to beam off into space in honor of the Voyager mission's 40th birthday.
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High-quality online video with less rebufferingIn experiments, Pensieve could stream video with 10 to 30 percent less rebuffering than other approaches, and at levels that users rated 10 to 25 percent higher on key 'quality of experience' metrics.
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Expand Your PS4's Storage, and Speed Up Loading Times, With This 2TB FireCuda Seagate FireCuda 2TB , $85 Seagate’s FireCuda is one of the most popular PS4 replacement hard drives out there, mostly thanks to its built-in 8GB of flash storage that can speed up loading times, and you can get the 2TB model for an all-time low $85 today. Even if you don’t feel like cracking open your PS4, you could pop this into an inexpensive enclosure like this one , and use it as an external
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The 'Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative' Internet Both as a service and a company, Google has always been a convenient stand-in for the greater internet. “Googling” became shorthand for searching for something on the web. The “ don’t be evil ” line from its IPO prospectus became a catch-all politics for Silicon Valley. So it’s not surprising that the outbreak of a new strain of reactionary politics has found its way to Google’s doorstep. First,
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Greece asks EU for air support to battle firesGreece on Tuesday pleaded for assistance from European neighbours to help battle wild fires including a blaze ravaging a forest near Athens.
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Why Imposing Restrictions Can Actually Boost Creativity One study supports imposing artificial restrictions in order to goose creativity. Read More
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Intel’s next generation chip plans: Ice Lake and a slow 10nm transition Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. This is built using Intel's 14nm+ process. (credit: Intel ) Intel has given an unusual insight into the road ahead for its mainstream desktop and laptop processors, confirming the existence of a new processor family called Ice Lake. Once upon a time, the company planned to follow up Skylake, built on a 14nm p
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Climate change will cut crop yields: studyClimate change will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday that reviewed 70 prior studies on global warming and agriculture.
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How I help free innocent people from prison | Ronald SullivanHarvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free wrongfully convicted people from jail -- in fact, he has freed some 6,000 innocent people over the course of his career. He shares heartbreaking stories of how (and why) people end up being put in jail for something they didn't do, and the consequences in their lives and the lives of others. Watch this essential talk about the duty we all have t
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In tech, sexism is in the waterIt's been a very bad summer for Silicon Valley bros.
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NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space Technology Testing the limits of software. On Monday, at 12:31 p.m., a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo was a supercomputer.
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Cassini says goodbye to a true TitanMere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale. On a few orbits, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been near enough to tweak Cassini's orbit, causing the spacecraft to approach Saturn a bit closer or a bit farther away. A couple of those distant passes even pushed Cassini into
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Eating habits affect skin's protection against sunSunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays, new research recommends. A study in mice shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.
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Frogs that adapt to pesticides are more vulnerable to parasitesAmphibians can evolve increased tolerance to pesticides, but the adaptation can make them more susceptible to parasites, according to a team of scientists.
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Adding silicon to soil to strengthen plant defensesResearchers have examined the addition of silicon to the soil in which plants are grown to help strengthen plants against potential predators.
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Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in AustraliaThere is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.
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Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaicsScientists have developed a new method to efficiently measure electron transfer in dye-sensitized transition-metal oxide photovoltaics.
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Competitiveness, aggression and hormone levels: How they are connectedFeelings can run high in competitive situations and lead to heated arguments and disputes. But not everyone reacts in the same way -- men react differently to women and the reactions of individuals are dissimilar to those of groups of persons. This has been demonstrated scientifically by psychologists who examined the correlations between competitiveness, aggression and hormones.
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Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitorDuring a depressive episode, people often report having reduced energy, feeling slowed down and having reduced interest in activities. As their mood lifts, energy and activity return to their usual levels. A new study altered measures of daily activity in patients whose depressive symptoms improved in response to the fast-acting antidepressant ketamine.
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Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on InfrastructureThe president said he was streamlining regulations in order to speed construction of infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.
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Uber’s Levandowski: Let’s “give physics lessons about stupid shit Elon says” Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock ) The ongoing Waymo v. Uber lawsuit continues to yield more interesting information about the internal plans of the ride-hailing company and its self-driving car ambitions. Uber was recently compelled by the court to hand over copies of text messages sent between former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski. While there's no "smoking gun" in the red
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The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leavesA solution to help farmers to grow crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought may depend on breeding and cultivating plants that protect themselves with a thicker layer of leaf wax, a new study shows.
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Powerful backdoor found in software used by >100 banks and energy cos. (credit: Jeremy Brooks ) For 17 days starting last month, an advanced backdoor that gave attackers complete control over networks lurked in digitally signed software used by hundreds of banks, energy companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, researchers warned Tuesday. The backdoor, dubbed ShadowPad, was added to five server- or network-management products sold by NetSarang , a software develo
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The key to drought-tolerant crops may be in the leavesScientists at the University of Southern California and Texas A&M University are exploring how to generate plants that are more drought-resistant as the water supplies decline in major agricultural states.
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Chapman University publishes research on substance use among transgender students in CaliforniaChapman University has published research on substance abuse among transgender students in California. The research looked at students in middle and high schools in nearly every school district in California. Results showed transgender adolescents were more than two times more likely to engage in substance use in their lifetimes. The paper appears in the Journal of School Health.
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Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish? New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs. (Image credit: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images)
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Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years oldA Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree.
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Photos: One Week in India India celebrated its 70th Independence Day on August 15, during a busy week across the nation. Photojournalists in this vast and varied country covered monsoon flooding, widespread and varied protests, a deadly incident in a government hospital, Hindu festivals, unrest in Kashmir, Bollywood film sets, deadly landslides, and much more, with these photographs from just the past 7 days.
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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women considerA new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.
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Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boostFor the first time, scientists have observed the production of relativistic electrons driven by low-energy, ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses.
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Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaningCan you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Engineers are developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in Outlook.
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Tech companies, law profs agree: The Fourth Amendment should protect data Enlarge / Outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images News ) A group of prominent tech companies and lawyers has come together in new friend-of-the-court filings submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The group is arguing in favor of stronger legal protections for data generated by apps and digital devices in an important privacy case pending before the
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Which research results in mice will help humans with MS? Now there's a way to tellUniversity at Buffalo researchers have developed and successfully tested a method for determining how relevant to the human disease findings are from mouse models.
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Unintended Experiment Tracks a Solar Eruption to the Outer Reaches of the Solar System GIF A solar eruption from 2014. (Image: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory) On October 14, 2014, our Sun let out a great big burp, a coronal mass ejection that swept through the Solar System at an incredibly fortuitous angle. Several spacecraft (and one intrepid Martian rover) detected the solar blast, resulting in an unprecedented experiment that stretched all the way from Venus to outer reaches o
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The High-Speed Preschool Experiment When they arrived, many of the soon-to-be kindergarteners in Miami Elementary School’s summer preschool program in Lafayette, Indiana, could not spell their names or grip a pencil. They hadn’t learned to line up silently or raise their hands. At lunch, a few tried slurping their applesauce through straws. Many working-class families in this manufacturing city across the Wabash River from Purdue U
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This First Look At The Tesla Model 3's Dash Controls Is Not At All Promising Possibly the most controversial design decision of the Tesla Model 3, even beyond its Renault Caravelle -like grille-less face, is its instrument panel, which consists solely of a center-mounted landscape-oriented LCD screen. This tweeted video showing how the climate-control air-direction system works is one of the first real looks we’ve had at the Model 3's UI, and I really can’t say I’m im
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Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back painExisting evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to a recent meta-analysis.
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Seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years oldA Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree.
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Suspected WWII-Era Bomb Discovered at Fukushima Power PlantThe Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is facing another threat: What is thought to be an undetonated World War II-era bomb discovered on the grounds of the power plant.
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Research Reveals That Honeybees Comprehend the Number 0 Apparently bees can understand zero, making them the first invertebrate members of an exclusive club. Read More
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Dig Sector 7 is (finally) complete! At long last, Sector 7 of The Dig is complete as of 8/15/2017! In this sector we uncovered an incredible 213 cells, and so many were elusive little bipolars that it took us a while to make sure we’d really pinned them all down for Eyewirers to trace. Now we are reasonably certain that this has been accomplished! To celebrate, we’re hosting an extra 213 minute Happy Hour today, 8/15, starting at 3
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Study reveals seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years oldA Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of tree.
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Frogs that adapt to pesticides are more vulnerable to parasitesAmphibians can evolve increased tolerance to pesticides, but the adaptation can make them more susceptible to parasites, according to a team that includes researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Therapeutic fusion protein could mitigate blood vessel damage from cardiovascular diseaseScientists from Boston Children's Hospital Vascular Biology Program have revealed an engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health following the onset of hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases.
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Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back painExisting evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to a meta-analysis published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Shanthanna from McMaster University, Canada, and colleagues.
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Violence against women in resource-limited settings: A WHO behavioral interventionA randomized controlled trial has shown that a brief behavioral treatment delivered by community lay workers significantly reduced psychological distress in women exposed to gender-based violence. In a study published in PLOS Medicine, Richard A. Bryant of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues tested the five-session intervention on 421 women in Kenya.
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Space radiobiology needs realistic hypotheses and relevant methodology [Biological Sciences]“If humans ever start to live permanently in space” and to verify whether assisted reproductive technology is safe in space, Wakayama et al. (1) maintained freeze-dried mouse spermatozoa in the International Space Station for 9 mo. While these authors are aware of the risks linked to space radiation, both their...
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Reply to Ferlazzo and Foray: About the Space Pup project [Biological Sciences]We would like to thank Ferlazzo and Foray (1) for their very important comments and suggestions. We will keep in mind that “scientists should take particular care to justify their methodology and moderate their conclusions.” One concern of Ferlazzo and Foray (1) is that our control experiment entailed exposure to...
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Disrupting the blood-brain barrier with focused ultrasound: Perspectives on inflammation and regeneration [Biological Sciences]Transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS) is promising for the treatment of neurological disorders, and the brain’s response to FUS requires full consideration for a safe translation to the clinic. The study by Kovacs et al. (1) provides insights into FUS-induced inflammatory changes that could be associated on the one hand with...
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Reply to Silburt et al.: Concerning sterile inflammation following focused ultrasound and microbubbles in the brain [Biological Sciences]We thank Silburt et al. (1) for their comments on our article (2). The authors provide us with an opportunity to expand on sterile inflammation in the brain induced by pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) (3). pFUS with microbubbles (MB) resulting in blood–brain barrier disruption (BBBD) is accompanied by plasma protein...
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QnAs with Daan Frenkel [QnAs]The self-assembly of biological molecules and systems is a common phenomenon in nature. Linear chains of protein molecules fold into functional 3D structures in one example of biological self-assembly (1). Computational scientist Daan Frenkel at the University of Cambridge seeks to explore how self-assembly might be applied to fields such...
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QnAs with Luciana Borio [QnAs]Randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) are often held up as a touchstone for assessing the safety and efficacy of new drugs and vaccines. Because randomly assigning patients to either a control or intervention group renders the two groups comparable and reduces bias, RCTs have become the coin of the realm...
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Profile of Bruce Western [Profiles]On a summer afternoon in the late 1990s in New York City’s Tompkins Square Park, sociologist Bruce Western and his colleague Katherine Beckett engaged in a conversation that would change the course of their research. At the time, Western studied the social programs of European welfare states. Against the backdrop...
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Mercury, volcanism, and mass extinctions [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Understanding the causes and timings of mass extinctions are important for our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth and how major biogeochemical cycles have been and can be perturbed. Four of the five biggest mass extinctions (1) are associated with large igneous provinces (LIPS), which are the most...
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Cytochrome c peroxidase facilitates the beneficial use of H2O2 in prokaryotes [Microbiology]A new exciting study reports the discovery of a beneficial function of H2O2 in bacteria (1). Khademian and Imlay show that Escherichia coli can use cytochrome c peroxidase (Ccp) as a respiratory enzyme, wherein H2O2 acts as an electron acceptor under anoxic conditions (Fig. 1A). This finding may impact our...
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Role of clusterin in the brain vascular clearance of amyloid-{beta} [Neuroscience]Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by neurovascular dysfunction, elevated brain parenchymal and vascular amyloid-β (Aβ) levels, tau pathology, and neuronal loss (1, 2). Faulty transvascular clearance of brain Aβ across the blood–brain barrier (BBB) plays an important role in Aβ accumulation in the brain,...
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Crossover from band-like to thermally activated charge transport in organic transistors due to strain-induced traps [Applied Physical Sciences]The temperature dependence of the charge-carrier mobility provides essential insight into the charge transport mechanisms in organic semiconductors. Such knowledge imparts critical understanding of the electrical properties of these materials, leading to better design of high-performance materials for consumer applications. Here, we present experimental results that suggest that the inhomogeneous.
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Quantitative time-resolved chemoproteomics reveals that stable O-GlcNAc regulates box C/D snoRNP biogenesis [Chemistry]O-linked GlcNAcylation (O-GlcNAcylation), a ubiquitous posttranslational modification on intracellular proteins, is dynamically regulated in cells. To analyze the turnover dynamics of O-GlcNAcylated proteins, we developed a quantitative time-resolved O-linked GlcNAc proteomics (qTOP) strategy based on metabolic pulse-chase labeling with an O-GlcNAc chemical reporter and stable isotope labeling wit
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Impact of glacial/interglacial sea level change on the ocean nitrogen cycle [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The continental shelves are the most biologically dynamic regions of the ocean, and they are extensive worldwide, especially in the western North Pacific. Their area has varied dramatically over the glacial/interglacial cycles of the last million years, but the effects of this variation on ocean biological and chemical processes remain...
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Factor-dependent archaeal transcription termination [Biochemistry]RNA polymerase activity is regulated by nascent RNA sequences, DNA template sequences, and conserved transcription factors. Transcription factors promoting initiation and elongation have been characterized in each domain, but transcription termination factors have been identified only in bacteria and eukarya. Here we describe euryarchaeal termination activity (Eta), the first archaeal...
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Conformational and chemical selection by a trans-acting editing domain [Biochemistry]Molecular sieves ensure proper pairing of tRNAs and amino acids during aminoacyl-tRNA biosynthesis, thereby avoiding detrimental effects of mistranslation on cell growth and viability. Mischarging errors are often corrected through the activity of specialized editing domains present in some aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases or via single-domain trans-editing proteins. ProXp-ala is a ubiquitous...
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Phospholipase A activity of adenylate cyclase toxin mediates translocation of its adenylate cyclase domain [Biochemistry]Adenylate cyclase toxin (ACT or CyaA) plays a crucial role in respiratory tract colonization and virulence of the whooping cough causative bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Secreted as soluble protein, it targets myeloid cells expressing the CD11b/CD18 integrin and on delivery of its N-terminal adenylate cyclase catalytic domain (AC domain) into the...
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Homeostatic enhancement of sensory transduction [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Our sense of hearing boasts exquisite sensitivity, precise frequency discrimination, and a broad dynamic range. Experiments and modeling imply, however, that the auditory system achieves this performance for only a narrow range of parameter values. Small changes in these values could compromise hair cells’ ability to detect stimuli. We propose...
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Time-resolved observation of protein allosteric communication [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Allostery represents a fundamental mechanism of biological regulation that is mediated via long-range communication between distant protein sites. Although little is known about the underlying dynamical process, recent time-resolved infrared spectroscopy experiments on a photoswitchable PDZ domain (PDZ2S) have indicated that the allosteric transition occurs on multiple timescales. Here, using...
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Oligomerization of the tetramerization domain of p53 probed by two- and three-color single-molecule FRET [Biophysics and Computational Biology]We describe a method that combines two- and three-color single-molecule FRET spectroscopy with 2D FRET efficiency–lifetime analysis to probe the oligomerization process of intrinsically disordered proteins. This method is applied to the oligomerization of the tetramerization domain (TD) of the tumor suppressor protein p53. TD exists as a monomer at...
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Exploiting conformational plasticity in the AAA+ protein VCP/p97 to modify function [Biophysics and Computational Biology]p97/VCP, a member of the AAA+ (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) family of proteins, is implicated in the etiology of a group of degenerative diseases affecting bone and muscle tissue as well as the central nervous system. Methyl-TROSY–based NMR studies have previously revealed how disease-causing mutations deregulate a subtle...
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Intraflagellar transport velocity is governed by the number of active KIF17 and KIF3AB motors and their motility properties under load [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Homodimeric KIF17 and heterotrimeric KIF3AB are processive, kinesin-2 family motors that act jointly to carry out anterograde intraflagellar transport (IFT), ferrying cargo along microtubules (MTs) toward the tips of cilia. How IFT trains attain speeds that exceed the unloaded rate of the slower, KIF3AB motor remains unknown. By characterizing the...
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Testing inhomogeneous solvation theory in structure-based ligand discovery [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Binding-site water is often displaced upon ligand recognition, but is commonly neglected in structure-based ligand discovery. Inhomogeneous solvation theory (IST) has become popular for treating this effect, but it has not been tested in controlled experiments at atomic resolution. To do so, we turned to a grid-based version of this...
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Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 escorts XPC to UV-induced DNA lesions during nucleotide excision repair [Cell Biology]Xeroderma pigmentosum C (XPC) protein initiates the global genomic subpathway of nucleotide excision repair (GG-NER) for removal of UV-induced direct photolesions from genomic DNA. The XPC has an inherent capacity to identify and stabilize at the DNA lesion sites, and this function is facilitated in the genomic context by UV-damaged...
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Superresolution expansion microscopy reveals the three-dimensional organization of the Drosophila synaptonemal complex [Cell Biology]The synaptonemal complex (SC), a structure highly conserved from yeast to mammals, assembles between homologous chromosomes and is essential for accurate chromosome segregation at the first meiotic division. In Drosophila melanogaster, many SC components and their general positions within the complex have been dissected through a combination of genetic analyses,...
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Interferon-{gamma} is a master checkpoint regulator of cytokine-induced differentiation [Developmental Biology]Cytokines are protein mediators that are known to be involved in many biological processes, including cell growth, survival, inflammation, and development. To study their regulation, we generated a library of 209 different cytokines. This was used in a combinatorial format to study the effects of cytokines on each other, with...
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DNA damage tolerance in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in mice [Genetics]DNA damage tolerance (DDT) enables bypassing of DNA lesions during replication, thereby preventing fork stalling, replication stress, and secondary DNA damage related to fork stalling. Three modes of DDT have been documented: translesion synthesis (TLS), template switching (TS), and repriming. TLS and TS depend on site-specific PCNA K164 monoubiquitination and...
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Elevated auxin biosynthesis and transport underlie high vein density in C4 leaves [Genetics]High vein density, a distinctive trait of C4 leaves, is central to both C3-to-C4 evolution and conversion of C3 to C4-like crops. We tested the hypothesis that high vein density in C4 leaves is due to elevated auxin biosynthesis and transport in developing leaves. Up-regulation of genes in auxin biosynthesis...
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IL-4-secreting eosinophils promote endometrial stromal cell proliferation and prevent Chlamydia-induced upper genital tract damage [Immunology and Inflammation]Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women typically are asymptomatic and do not cause permanent upper genital tract (UGT) damage. Consistent with this presentation, type 2 innate and TH2 adaptive immune responses associated with dampened inflammation and tissue repair are elicited in the UGT of Chlamydia-infected women. Primary C. trachomatis infection...
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PUM1 is a biphasic negative regulator of innate immunity genes by suppressing LGP2 [Immunology and Inflammation]PUM1 is an RNA binding protein shown to regulate the stability and function of mRNAs bearing a specific sequence. We report the following: (i) A key function of PUM1 is that of a repressor of key innate immunity genes by repressing the expression of LGP2. Thus, between 12 and 48...
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CD318 is a ligand for CD6 [Medical Sciences]It has been proposed that CD6, an important regulator of T cells, functions by interacting with its currently identified ligand, CD166, but studies performed during the treatment of autoimmune conditions suggest that the CD6–CD166 interaction might not account for important functions of CD6 in autoimmune diseases. The antigen recognized by...
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Escherichia coli cytochrome c peroxidase is a respiratory oxidase that enables the use of hydrogen peroxide as a terminal electron acceptor [Microbiology]Microbial cytochrome c peroxidases (Ccp) have been studied for 75 years, but their physiological roles are unclear. Ccps are located in the periplasms of bacteria and the mitochondrial intermembrane spaces of fungi. In this study, Ccp is demonstrated to be a significant degrader of hydrogen peroxide in anoxic Escherichia coli....
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Distinct functions of diaphanous-related formins regulate HIV-1 uncoating and transport [Microbiology]Diaphanous (Dia)-related formins (DRFs) coordinate cytoskeletal remodeling by controlling actin nucleation and microtubule (MT) stabilization to facilitate processes such as cell polarization and migration; yet the full extent of their activities remains unknown. Here, we uncover two discrete roles and functions of DRFs during early human immunodeficiency virus type 1...
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Structural basis of subunit selectivity for competitive NMDA receptor antagonists with preference for GluN2A over GluN2B subunits [Neuroscience]NMDA-type glutamate receptors are ligand-gated ion channels that contribute to excitatory neurotransmission in the central nervous system (CNS). Most NMDA receptors comprise two glycine-binding GluN1 and two glutamate-binding GluN2 subunits (GluN2A–D). We describe highly potent (S)-5-[(R)-2-amino-2-carboxyethyl]-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid (ACEPC) competitive GluN2 antagonists, of wh
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Neuronal cytoskeletal gene dysregulation and mechanical hypersensitivity in a rat model of Rett syndrome [Neuroscience]Children with Rett syndrome show abnormal cutaneous sensitivity. The precise nature of sensory abnormalities and underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. Rats with methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) mutation, characteristic of Rett syndrome, show hypersensitivity to pressure and cold, but hyposensitivity to heat. They also show cutaneous hyperinnervation by nonpeptidergic...
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Loss of clusterin shifts amyloid deposition to the cerebrovasculature via disruption of perivascular drainage pathways [Neuroscience]Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide deposition in brain parenchyma as plaques and in cerebral blood vessels as cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). CAA deposition leads to several clinical complications, including intracerebral hemorrhage. The underlying molecular mechanisms that regulate plaque and CAA deposition in the vast majority of...
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Low-frequency hippocampal-cortical activity drives brain-wide resting-state functional MRI connectivity [Neuroscience]The hippocampus, including the dorsal dentate gyrus (dDG), and cortex engage in bidirectional communication. We propose that low-frequency activity in hippocampal–cortical pathways contributes to brain-wide resting-state connectivity to integrate sensory information. Using optogenetic stimulation and brain-wide fMRI and resting-state fMRI (rsfMRI), we determined the large-scale effects of spatiote
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Hyperpolarized 13C MR metabolic imaging can detect neuroinflammation in vivo in a multiple sclerosis murine model [Neuroscience]Proinflammatory mononuclear phagocytes (MPs) play a crucial role in the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Despite advances in neuroimaging, there are currently limited available methods enabling noninvasive detection of MPs in vivo. Interestingly, upon activation and subsequent differentiation toward a proinflammatory phenotype MPs undergo metabolic repro
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Cdk5-dependent phosphorylation of liprin{alpha}1 mediates neuronal activity-dependent synapse development [Neuroscience]The experience-dependent modulation of brain circuitry depends on dynamic changes in synaptic connections that are guided by neuronal activity. In particular, postsynaptic maturation requires changes in dendritic spine morphology, the targeting of postsynaptic proteins, and the insertion of synaptic neurotransmitter receptors. Thus, it is critical to understand how neuronal activity...
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Engineering the lutein epoxide cycle into Arabidopsis thaliana [Plant Biology]Although sunlight provides the energy necessary for plants to survive and grow, light can also damage reaction centers of photosystem II (PSII) and reduce photochemical efficiency. To prevent damage, plants possess photoprotective mechanisms that dissipate excess excitation. A subset of these mechanisms is collectively referred to as NPQ, or nonphotochemical...
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Dissecting and modeling zeaxanthin- and lutein-dependent nonphotochemical quenching in Arabidopsis thaliana [Plant Biology]Photosynthetic organisms use various photoprotective mechanisms to dissipate excess photoexcitation as heat in a process called nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ). Regulation of NPQ allows for a rapid response to changes in light intensity and in vascular plants, is primarily triggered by a pH gradient across the thylakoid membrane (∆pH). The response...
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SPF45-related splicing factor for phytochrome signaling promotes photomorphogenesis by regulating pre-mRNA splicing in Arabidopsis [Plant Biology]Light signals regulate plant growth and development by controlling a plethora of gene expression changes. Posttranscriptional regulation, especially pre-mRNA processing, is a key modulator of gene expression; however, the molecular mechanisms linking pre-mRNA processing and light signaling are not well understood. Here we report a protein related to the human...
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Science and data science [Computer Sciences]Data science has attracted a lot of attention, promising to turn vast amounts of data into useful predictions and insights. In this article, we ask why scientists should care about data science. To answer, we discuss data science from three perspectives: statistical, computational, and human. Although each of the three...
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Three-dimensional biomimetic vascular model reveals a RhoA, Rac1, and N-cadherin balance in mural cell-endothelial cell-regulated barrier function [Applied Biological Sciences]The integrity of the endothelial barrier between circulating blood and tissue is important for blood vessel function and, ultimately, for organ homeostasis. Here, we developed a vessel-on-a-chip with perfused endothelialized channels lined with human bone marrow stromal cells, which adopt a mural cell-like phenotype that recapitulates barrier function of the...
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Ultralow thermal conductivity in all-inorganic halide perovskites [Applied Physical Sciences]Controlling the flow of thermal energy is crucial to numerous applications ranging from microelectronic devices to energy storage and energy conversion devices. Here, we report ultralow lattice thermal conductivities of solution-synthesized, single-crystalline all-inorganic halide perovskite nanowires composed of CsPbI3 (0.45 ± 0.05 W·m−1·K−1), CsPbBr3 (0.42 ± 0.04 W·m−1·K−1), and CsSnI3...
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Polycomb-mediated chromatin loops revealed by a subkilobase-resolution chromatin interaction map [Biochemistry]The locations of chromatin loops in Drosophila were determined by Hi-C (chemical cross-linking, restriction digestion, ligation, and high-throughput DNA sequencing). Whereas most loop boundaries or “anchors” are associated with CTCF protein in mammals, loop anchors in Drosophila were found most often in association with the polycomb group (PcG) protein Polycomb...
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Atomic structure of a toxic, oligomeric segment of SOD1 linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) [Biochemistry]Fibrils and oligomers are the aggregated protein agents of neuronal dysfunction in ALS diseases. Whereas we now know much about fibril architecture, atomic structures of disease-related oligomers have eluded determination. Here, we determine the corkscrew-like structure of a cytotoxic segment of superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) in its oligomeric state. Mutations...
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Circadian repressors CRY1 and CRY2 broadly interact with nuclear receptors and modulate transcriptional activity [Biochemistry]Nuclear hormone receptors (NRs) regulate physiology by sensing lipophilic ligands and adapting cellular transcription appropriately. A growing understanding of the impact of circadian clocks on mammalian transcription has sparked interest in the interregulation of transcriptional programs. Mammalian clocks are based on a transcriptional feedback loop featuring the transcriptional activators circad
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2-Hydroxyisobutyrylation on histone H4K8 is regulated by glucose homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae [Biochemistry]New types of modifications of histones keep emerging. Recently, histone H4K8 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (H4K8hib) was identified as an evolutionarily conserved modification. However, how this modification is regulated within a cell is still elusive, and the enzymes adding and removing 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation have not been found. Here, we report that the amount of...
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Transmembrane allosteric energetics characterization for strong coupling between proton and potassium ion binding in the KcsA channel [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The slow spontaneous inactivation of potassium channels exhibits classic signatures of transmembrane allostery. A variety of data support a model in which the loss of K+ ions from the selectivity filter is a major factor in promoting inactivation, which defeats transmission, and is allosterically coupled to protonation of key channel...
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Microfluidic perfusion shows intersarcomere dynamics within single skeletal muscle myofibrils [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The sarcomere is the smallest functional unit of myofibrils in striated muscles. Sarcomeres are connected in series through a network of elastic and structural proteins. During myofibril activation, sarcomeres develop forces that are regulated through complex dynamics among their structures. The mechanisms that regulate intersarcomere dynamics are unclear, which limits...
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Zika plasma viral dynamics in nonhuman primates provides insights into early infection and antiviral strategies [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The recent outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with fetal abnormalities and neurological complications, prompting global concern. Here we present a mathematical analysis of the within-host dynamics of plasma ZIKV burden in a nonhuman primate model, allowing for characterization of the growth and clearance of ZIKV within individual...
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Mouse macrophages show different requirements for phosphatidylserine receptor Tim4 in efferocytosis [Cell Biology]Protein S (ProS) and growth arrest-specific 6 (Gas6) bind to phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) and induce efferocytosis upon binding TAM-family receptors (Tyro3, Axl, and Mer). Here, we produced mouse ProS, Gas6, and TAM-receptor extracellular region fused to IgG fragment crystallizable region in HEK293T cells. ProS and Gas6 bound Ca2+ dependently to PtdSer...
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Presumptive TRP channel CED-11 promotes cell volume decrease and facilitates degradation of apoptotic cells in Caenorhabditis elegans [Cell Biology]Apoptotic cells undergo a series of morphological changes. These changes are dependent on caspase cleavage of downstream targets, but which targets are significant and how they facilitate the death process are not well understood. In Caenorhabditis elegans an increase in the refractility of the dying cell is a hallmark morphological...
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Light-responsive organic flashing electron ratchet [Chemistry]Ratchets are nonequilibrium devices that produce directional motion of particles from nondirectional forces without using a bias, and are responsible for many types of biological transport, which occur with high yield despite strongly damped and noisy environments. Ratchets operate by breaking time-reversal and spatial symmetries in the direction of transport...
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Autonomous reciprocating migration of an active material [Chemistry]Periodic to-and-fro migration is a sophisticated mode of locomotion found in many forms of active matter in nature. Providing a general description of periodic migration is challenging, because many details of animal migration remain a mystery. We study periodic migration in a simpler system using a mechanistic model of a...
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Toward broadband mechanical spectroscopy [Chemistry]Diverse material classes exhibit qualitatively similar behavior when made viscous upon cooling toward the glass transition, suggesting a common theoretical basis. We used seven different measurement methods to determine the mechanical relaxation kinetics of a prototype molecular glass former over a temporal range of 13 decades and over a temperature...
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Glacial weathering, sulfide oxidation, and global carbon cycle feedbacks [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Connections between glaciation, chemical weathering, and the global carbon cycle could steer the evolution of global climate over geologic time, but even the directionality of feedbacks in this system remain to be resolved. Here, we assemble a compilation of hydrochemical data from glacierized catchments, use this data to evaluate the...
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Lizards on newly created islands independently and rapidly adapt in morphology and diet [Ecology]Rapid adaptive changes can result from the drastic alterations humans impose on ecosystems. For example, flooding large areas for hydroelectric dams converts mountaintops into islands and leaves surviving populations in a new environment. We report differences in morphology and diet of the termite-eating gecko Gymnodactylus amarali between five such newly...
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Nitrogen-fixing trees inhibit growth of regenerating Costa Rican rainforests [Ecology]More than half of the world’s tropical forests are currently recovering from human land use, and this regenerating biomass now represents the largest carbon (C)-capturing potential on Earth. How quickly these forests regenerate is now a central concern for both conservation and global climate-modeling efforts. Symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees are thought...
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Printed droplet microfluidics for on demand dispensing of picoliter droplets and cells [Engineering]Although the elementary unit of biology is the cell, high-throughput methods for the microscale manipulation of cells and reagents are limited. The existing options either are slow, lack single-cell specificity, or use fluid volumes out of scale with those of cells. Here we present printed droplet microfluidics, a technology to...
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Concurrent design of quasi-random photonic nanostructures [Engineering]Nanostructured surfaces with quasi-random geometries can manipulate light over broadband wavelengths and wide ranges of angles. Optimization and realization of stochastic patterns have typically relied on serial, direct-write fabrication methods combined with real-space design. However, this approach is not suitable for customizable features or scalable nanomanufacturing. Moreover, trial-and-error
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Plant feeding promotes diversification in the Crustacea [Evolution]About half of the world’s animal species are arthropods associated with plants, and the ability to consume plant material has been proposed to be an important trait associated with the spectacular diversification of terrestrial insects. We review the phylogenetic distribution of plant feeding in the Crustacea, the other major group...
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Three Cambrian fossils assembled into an extinct body plan of cnidarian affinity [Evolution]The early Cambrian problematica Xianguangia sinica, Chengjiangopenna wangii, and Galeaplumosus abilus from the Chengjiang biota (Yunnan, China) have caused much controversy in the past and their phylogenetic placements remain unresolved. Here we show, based on exceptionally preserved material (85 new specimens plus type material), that specimens previously assigned to these...
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Specific regulation of thermosensitive lipid droplet fusion by a nuclear hormone receptor pathway [Genetics]Nuclear receptors play important roles in regulating fat metabolism and energy production in humans. The regulatory functions and endogenous ligands of many nuclear receptors are still unidentified, however. Here, we report that CYP-37A1 (ortholog of human cytochrome P450 CYP4V2), EMB-8 (ortholog of human P450 oxidoreductase POR), and DAF-12 (homolog of...
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Atypical fracture with long-term bisphosphonate therapy is associated with altered cortical composition and reduced fracture resistance [Medical Sciences]Bisphosphonates are the most widely prescribed pharmacologic treatment for osteoporosis and reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women by up to 50%. However, in the past decade these drugs have been associated with atypical femoral fractures (AFFs), rare fractures with a transverse, brittle morphology. The unusual fracture morphology suggests that bisphosphonate...
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Organization and somatotopy of corticothalamic projections from L5B in mouse barrel cortex [Neuroscience]Neurons in cortical layer 5B (L5B) connect the cortex to numerous subcortical areas. Possibly the best-studied L5B cortico–subcortical connection is that between L5B neurons in the rodent barrel cortex (BC) and the posterior medial nucleus of the thalamus (POm). However, the spatial organization of L5B giant boutons in the POm...
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Elevated IOP alters the space-time profiles in the center and surround of both ON and OFF RGCs in mouse [Neuroscience]Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and is characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death. An experimental model of glaucoma has been established by elevating the intraocular pressure (IOP) via microbead occlusion of ocular fluid outflow in mice. Studies in this model have found visual dysfunction that...
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Toll-like receptor 4 deficiency alters nucleus accumbens synaptic physiology and drug reward behavior [Neuroscience]Behavioral manifestations of drug-seeking behavior are causally linked to alterations of synaptic strength onto nucleus accumbens (NAc) medium spiny neurons (MSN). Although neuron-driven changes in physiology and behavior are well characterized, there is a lack of knowledge of the role of the immune system in mediating such effects. Toll-like receptor...
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Evidence for frequency-dependent cortical plasticity in the human brain [Neuroscience]Frequency-dependent plasticity (FDP) describes adaptation at the synapse in response to stimulation at different frequencies. Its consequence on the structure and function of cortical networks is unknown. We tested whether cortical “resonance,” favorable stimulation frequencies at which the sensory cortices respond maximally, influenced the impact of FDP on perception, functional...
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Localized stress fluctuations drive shear thickening in dense suspensions [Physics]Dense particulate suspensions exhibit a dramatic increase in average viscosity above a critical, material-dependent shear stress. This thickening changes from continuous to discontinuous as the concentration is increased. Using direct measurements of spatially resolved surface stresses in the continuous thickening regime, we report the existence of clearly defined dynamic localized...
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Two interacting PPR proteins are major Arabidopsis editing factors in plastid and mitochondria [Plant Biology]RNA editing is converting hundreds of cytosines into uridines during organelle gene expression of land plants. The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins are at the core of this posttranscriptional RNA modification. Even if a PPR protein defines the editing site, a DYW domain of the same or another PPR protein is...
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Multiple PPR protein interactions are involved in the RNA editing system in Arabidopsis mitochondria and plastids [Plant Biology]Recent identification of several different types of RNA editing factors in plant organelles suggests complex RNA editosomes within which each factor has a different task. However, the precise protein interactions between the different editing factors are still poorly understood. In this paper, we show that the E+-type pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR)...
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Habitual sleep as a contributor to racial differences in cardiometabolic risk [Social Sciences]Insufficient and disrupted sleep is linked with cardiovascular and metabolic dysregulation and morbidity. The current study examines the degree to which differences in sleep between black/African American (AA) and white/European American (EA) adults explain racial differences in cardiometabolic (CMB) disease risk. Total sleep time and sleep efficiency (percent of time...
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Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India [Sustainability Science]More than three quarters of the world’s suicides occur in developing countries, yet little is known about the drivers of suicidal behavior in poor populations. I study India, where one fifth of global suicides occur and suicide rates have doubled since 1980. Using nationally comprehensive panel data over 47 y,...
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Empirical prediction intervals improve energy forecasting [Sustainability Science]Hundreds of organizations and analysts use energy projections, such as those contained in the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), for investment and policy decisions. Retrospective analyses of past AEO projections have shown that observed values can differ from the projection by several hundred percent, and thus...
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Ensemble modeling informs hypoxia management in the northern Gulf of Mexico [Sustainability Science]A large region of low-dissolved-oxygen bottom waters (hypoxia) forms nearly every summer in the northern Gulf of Mexico because of nutrient inputs from the Mississippi River Basin and water column stratification. Policymakers developed goals to reduce the area of hypoxic extent because of its ecological, economic, and commercial fisheries impacts....
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Correction for Sokolow et al., Reduced transmission of human schistosomiasis after restoration of a native river prawn that preys on the snail intermediate host [Correction]ECOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE Correction for “Reduced transmission of human schistosomiasis after restoration of a native river prawn that preys on the snail intermediate host,” by Susanne H. Sokolow, Elizabeth Huttinger, Nicolas Jouanard, Michael H. Hsieh, Kevin D. Lafferty, Armand M. Kuris, Gilles Riveau, Simon Senghor, Cheikh Thiam, Alassane N’Diaye, Djibril...
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Correction for Lee et al., Inositol pyrophosphates inhibit synaptotagmin-dependent exocytosis [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Inositol pyrophosphates inhibit synaptotagmin-dependent exocytosis,” by Tae-Sun Lee, Joo-Young Lee, Jae Won Kyung, Yoosoo Yang, Seung Ju Park, Seulgi Lee, Igor Pavlovic, Byoungjae Kong, Yong Seok Jho, Henning J. Jessen, Dae-Hyuk Kweon, Yeon-Kyun Shin, Sung Hyun Kim, Tae-Young Yoon, and Seyun Kim, which was first published June...
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Retraction for Ryan et al., Cell-cell signaling in Xanthomonas campestris involves an HD-GYP domain protein that functions in cyclic di-GMP turnover [Retractions]MICROBIOLOGY Retraction for “Cell–cell signaling in Xanthomonas campestris involves an HD-GYP domain protein that functions in cyclic di-GMP turnover,” by Robert P. Ryan, Yvonne Fouhy, Jean F. Lucey, Lisa C. Crossman, Stephen Spiro, Ya-Wen He, Lian-Hui Zhang, Stephan Heeb, Miguel Cámara, Paul Williams, and J. Maxwell Dow, which was first...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Gecko evolution and human-caused isolation Common gecko of the Brazilian Cerrado. Image courtesy of Guilherme Santoro (Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil). Previous studies have found that human-caused ecosystem changes can drive rapid adaptive changes in local organisms. Mariana Eloy de Amorim et al. (pp. 8812–8816) explored how approximately 15 years...
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News Feature: Putting fossils to work in hopes of restoration [Sustainability Science]Paleo detective work is at the core of an emerging field called conservation paleobiology. Its researchers hope to stem the loss of species and ecosystems in a rapidly changing world. In the early 1990s, University of Arizona geoscientist Karl Flessa decided to scout out a new research site in the...
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Dealmaster: Save 20 percent on Sonic Mania: Collector’s Edition with Prime Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have new deals to share today. Amazon Prime members can get the popular new game Sonic Mania: Collector's Edition for just $55.99. That's 20 percent off its original price, which is great for such a new release. We also have a JACKYLED 45-in-1 screwdriver set for just $6.93 and a Dell XPS tower desktop with Core i7 for $599. Check o
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Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holesJet material ejected from a black hole is magnified in new observations from Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory. This discovery provides the best view yet of blobs of hot gas that shoot out from supermassive black holes.
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The lining of our intestines uses business process for fast digestionEvery time we swallow food, cells that line the intestines must step up their activity in a sudden and dramatic manner. According to a new study, they rise to the challenge in the most economic fashion.
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Signs of distracted driving: Pounding heart, sweaty noseDistracted driving -- texting or absent-mindedness -- claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of an effort to devise strategies for making driving safer.
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Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medicationA high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of glucose-lowering medications, according to a study.
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Changes to high-risk medical devices often supported by low-quality researchClinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data, according to a new study.
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Court rejects LinkedIn claim that unauthorized scraping is hacking Enlarge / LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. (credit: Ken Yeung ) A California federal court has handed a setback to LinkedIn in a case that could determine whether scraping a public website triggers anti-hacking law. The 25-page ruling , released on Monday, holds that federal anti-hacking law isn't triggered by scraping a website, even if the website owner—LinkedIn in this case—explicitly asks for the sc
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Get A First Look At The Next Season Of STREET OUTLAWS | Coming This Fall #StreetOutlaws More racing, more crashing, more fighting, more OKC! STREET OUTLAWS, coming this Fall on Discovery. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery ht
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Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floodsSierra Leone's president appealed Tuesday for urgent help for the flood-hit capital of Freetown, where more than 300 people are feared dead, as rescue workers continued a grim search for bodies after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country.
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Eating habits affect skin's protection against sunSunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays.
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Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia and 'brain-eating' amoeba infectionsResearchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections and an amoeba that causes an
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Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survivalA high number of accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whale threaten the survival of the species, according to conservation groups and marine scientists.
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New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sectorFacebook will spend $750 million on a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday—marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.
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Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firmA federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data.
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Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holesAstronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery provides the best view yet of blobs of hot gas that shoot out from supermassive black holes.
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Empowering patients effectively improves physician hand hygieneArmed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that patients should be reminding providers, according to a new study.
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Birth defects, cancer linkedSome children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review.
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Firmer, fitter frame linked to firmer, fitter brainTo determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer, more elastic hippocampus—a region of the brain associated with memory.
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Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discoveredThe immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed to defend and cause autoimmune diseases such as type one diabetes mellitus or multiple sclerosis. Scientists have now demonstrated that the membrane protein Caveolin-1 plays a key role in immune responses that trigg
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New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk RoadNew research reveals surprising insights into the genetic exchange along the Silk Road that brought us the modern apple.
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Amazon's Taking An Extra 20% Off Select PC Gaming Gear For Gamescom 20% off PC gaming products with code GAMESCOM For a limited time, Amazon’s taking an extra 20% off dozens of gaming accessories with promo code GAMESCOM20. A few of our favorite deals are below, but head over to Amazon to see all of the eligible items . Note : Make sure the items are shipped and sold by Amazon.com, not third party sellers.
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Twitch gamers live-stream their vital signs to keep fans hookedIn the fight for audiences in online gaming, displaying a player’s heart rate and mood alongside the game could well be a winning strategy
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NASA spots Typhoon Banyan's large eyeTyphoon Banyan's eye became visible again in satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. A visible image showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean.
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Using experimental and computational methods, researchers reveal workings of bacterial defense systemCentral to understanding why bacteria become antibiotic resistant is knowing how bacteria respond to the drugs trying to kill them. In a new study, Boston College researchers report that antibiotics disrupt the genetic defensive responses in lethal bacteria.
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Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwatersHarmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change, according to a team of researchers led by a Tufts University scientist.
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Important things found in Antarctica this week: 91 volcanoes and also a fruitcake Science And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent. Volcanoes in Antarctica and chunks of fruitcake are both way more common than you’d think. But at least the dried cherries won’t contribute to global warming.
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Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holesJet material ejected from a black hole is magnified in new observations from Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory.
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Empowering patients effectively improves physician hand hygieneArmed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that patients should be reminding providers, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in
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Adding silicon to soil to strengthen plant defensesTo help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are arming them with stones.
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In The Event Of A Nuclear Blast, Don't Condition Your Hair That advice came in guidelines issued to residents of Guam on how to prepare for a missile threat on the island. The reason is conditioner can trap radioactive particles in strands of hair. (Image credit: Smith Collection/Getty Images)
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Video: Why durian is the smelly 'king of fruits'Durian is known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia, but it's also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor.
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Trump Has Taken His First Step Toward a Trade Conflict With China Candidate Trump might be disappointed in President Trump. On Monday, the man who once promised to label the Chinese government a currency manipulator and impose a 45-percent tariff on Chinese imports, who once accused China of plundering the U.S. economy in the “greatest theft in the history of the world,” directed his top trade official to investigate whether to launch an investigation into whet
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Epigenetic drugs show promise as antiviralsSome epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activity against a variety of viruses, including herpes simplex virus (HSV).
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'Acidic patch' regulates access to genetic informationResearchers have 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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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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Clinical appearance and unusual imaging findings of pediatric ketamine overdoseCase report on a 10-month-old infant who inadvertently ingested ketamine. The paper offers detailed clinical information and unusual MRI findings.
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Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary taleResearchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.
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Here Come the Mind-Blowing Smartphone Sensors That Could Bring AR to the Masses
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4 hidden Windows tweaks to speed up your computer DIY Don't settle for slowdowns. Your Windows computer takes forever to start up, and once it does, it keeps slowing down. Don't give up and buy an upgrade—yet. First try these advanced tricks.
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Geneticists trace humble apple's exotic lineage all the way to the Silk Road The fruit’s evolutionary history has been unpicked for the first time by studying a range of wild and cultivated apples from China to North America It is a lunchbox staple so ubiquitous as to have become mundane. But the apple we know today is the fruit of an extraordinary journey, researchers have revealed. Scientists studying the genetics of the humble apple have unpicked how the cultivated spe
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Risk of dying goes up when cancer patients opt for alternative meds New research suggests that patients who opt to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers rather than choosing conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death. “We now have evidence to suggest that using alternative medicine in place of proven cancer therapies results in worse survival…” There is increasing interest by patients and families in pursuing alternative medi
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Here Are the Messages NASA Should Not Beam Into Deep Space Image: NASA NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is one of the universe’s only unproblematic faves. For over 39 years, it’s been cruising along in space, flying by Saturn and the Kuiper Belt, doing nothing but beaming back beautiful photos and scientific research. Now, the intrepid spacecraft—skirting serenely in interstellar space—is being bombarded with requests for nudes, the pee tape, and least predic
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Understanding antibiotic resistanceResearchers have uncovered new insights into how bacteria respond to stress. When deprived of nutrients, strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae mount a coordinated defense. When exposed to antibiotics, the bacterial response is highly disorganized, revealing the bacteria are far less familiar with antibiotics and do not recognize how to respond.
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White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehensionA new reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regions are the most important for speech comprehension and shed light on potential contributio
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Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officersTerrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a gun or bomb is only slightly better than chance, according to new research.
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Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impactWithin the study of fluid dynamics, the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown, despite its extreme relevance to modern-day applications, such as 3-D ink-jet printing and the delivery of pesticides on leaves. Researchers have now detailed these effects by investigating the impact of water droplets on spherical soft surfaces.
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How goldfish use booze to get through a hard winter Animals Who needs oxygen when you can make ethanol? Goldfish are remarkably resilient—they can even survive long winters in frozen ponds. Now researchers think they've figure out how.
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Ars Technica

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits following FTC charges Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Uber has reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to be subject to regular privacy audits, settling a complaint (PDF) in which the FTC accused Uber of violating its own privacy policy. The FTC investigation began following news reports in November 2014 about Uber employees using a mode called "God view" to track journalists. In Dece
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The UK Wants You to Know They Can See the Eclipse, Too Image: Rick Fienberg/TravelQuest International/Wilderness Travel Eclipse fever is raging across the United States. Eclipse glasses and hotel rooms are selling out. Seemingly every university in the country has issued a press release in case I had somehow forgotten that, despite happening fairly regularly somewhere on Earth, this time the Moon is going to block out the sun in AMERICA. Not to be fo
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Why durian is the smelly 'king of fruits' (video)Durian, known as the king of fruits, is eaten all over southeast Asia. But it's also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor. Both your genetics and your experience might influence how you react to this thorny delicacy. In this week's Reactions video, the chemistry behind the smell of durian is explained, and features fellow YouTubers from PBS Digital Studios on camera reacting to
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Why White Supremacists Find Comfort in Trump's Erratic Messaging Will the real Donald Trump—or perhaps the @realDonaldTrump—please stand up? It’s been several days of mixed messages from the president. Monday afternoon, he delivered a statement that condemned neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and white supremacists. It came two days too late for many observers, but it was still welcomed. But by Monday evening and Tuesday morning, Trump had reverted to his normal fo
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The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics O pen any issue of The Wicked + The Divine , the critically acclaimed modern-fantasy series from Image Comics, and the first thing you see is spectacle and sound. Jamie McKelvie’s art breathes life into the stories of 12 gods reincarnated as pop stars: When one deity puts on a rock show, crackling energy explodes across the page, like music at the loudest and most impressive concert you’ve ever b
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How a nutrient, glutamine, can control gene programs in cellsResearchers show that an intracellular metabolite of glutamine, alpha-ketoglutarate, plays a role in regulating cellular differentiation programs by changing the DNA-binding patterns of the transcription factor CTCF and by altering genome interactions. As an added level of gene program control complexity, they have found that the genome's context near the binding sites -- such as epigenetic change
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New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflightHall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites and show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, and the plasma ejected from the exhaust end of the thruster can deliver great speeds. Cylindrical Hall thrusters lend themselves to miniaturization and have a smaller surface-to-volume ratio that prevents erosion of the thruster channel.
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Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green colorSolar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as eyesores. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with s
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Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwatersHarmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change.
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Tracking a solar eruption through the solar systemTen spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the solar system while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
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Uber Agrees to Years of Audits to Settle Claim It Lied About Privacy Protections Photo: Getty Uber has agreed to implement a “comprehensive privacy program” as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which alleged that the ride-hailing company stored data in an unsecured cloud service and didn’t monitor how often its employees looked at user data. The FTC’s complaint stems from activity at Uber in 2014, when employees allegedly had free reign to access custome
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Science, Solitude And The Sacred On The Appalachian Trail There is no greater source for science, for the inspiration to do science, than the wild; that is where the sense of sacredness at the root of science's aspiration lives, says blogger Adam Frank. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in older patients may not relieve their insomniaOlder people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report.
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NIAID herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviralNIAID scientists studying herpes simplex virus infection have unexpectedly found that inhibiting a cellular enzyme complex, EZH2/1, suppresses viral infection. The researchers then demonstrated that EZH2/1 inhibitors also enhanced the cellular antiviral response in cultured cells and mice. They then showed that EZH2/1 inhibitors suppressed HSV infection, spread, and reactivation in mice and, in ce
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Don't Do This [Updated] Image: Memobottle This morning I received a press email with the subject line “A water bottle designed for Women in Tech.” Does it provide optimal hydration for women about to ascend the glass cliff? Will it induce hyponatremia when your male colleague passes off your idea as his own during the team meeting? Does it include an easy button that allows you to remotely report sexual harassment to HR
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SpaceX-raket lander med succes for sjette gangIngen af det private amerikanske rumfartselskabs raketlandinger på land er endnu slået fejl.
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Binge-watching before bed can mess up your sleep Binge-watching your favorite show could be ruining your sleep and leaving you exhausted the next day. “Our study signals that binge-viewing is prevalent in young adults and that it may be harmful to their sleep,” says Jan Van den Bulck, professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan and lead author of a new study that appears in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine . Binge-vie
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Afraid of the Dark? Why Eclipses Frightened Ancient CivilizationsFor many ancient cultures, eclipses of the sun and moon were something special — and something to be feared.
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Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skillsChildren whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success.
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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions upWhile marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased.
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Health in a postindustrial age: The mystery of our creaky, painful knees Enlarge / An archaeological sample with traces of bone-on-bone contact. (credit: Heli Maijanen) Painful, stiff, and grating knees may not just be a sign of aging—they may also be a sign of the times. Degenerative knee arthritis, or knee osteoarthritis (OA), seems to be on the rise. Since the early part of the 20 th century, its prevalence has doubled in Americans , according to a new study in PNA
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New Clues Emerge About Doomed Expedition Through the Northwest Passage “Perilous Position of HMS ‘Terror’, Captain Back, in the Arctic Regions in the Summer of 1837" by William Smyth R.N. The ‘Terror’ survived this journey to the Arctic, but it never returned from the 1845 Franklin Expedition. In 1845, Sir John Franklin led two British Royal Navy ships on an ill-fated expedition through the Northwest Passage—a famous and hazardous corridor connecting the Atlant
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White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehensionAn article published online August 3, 2017 by Brain reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains at the Medical University of South Carolina. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regio
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NASA, ESA spacecraft track solar storm through spaceUsing seven spacecraft, along with computer models, scientists have pieced together the journey of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun outward to Mars, Comet 67P, Jupiter and even the New Horizons spacecraft now beyond Pluto.
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NASA spots Typhoon Banyan's large eyeTyphoon Banyan's eye became visible again in satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. A visible image showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean.
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Adding silicon to soil to strengthen plant defensesResearchers from the University of Delaware have joined a team from Western Sydney University in Australia to examine the addition of silicon to the soil in which plants are grown to help strengthen plants against potential predators.
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Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officersTerrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection. However, the likelihood of a police officer identifying someone concealing a gun or bomb is only slightly better than chance, according to new research from Iowa State University.
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Child's home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skillsChildren whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Understanding antibiotic resistanceBoston College researchers have uncovered new insights into how bacteria respond to stress. When deprived of nutrients, strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae mount a coordinated defense. When exposed to antibiotics, the bacterial response is highly disorganized, revealing the bacteria are far less familiar with antibiotics and do not recognize how to respond.
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Scientists identify gene that controls immune response to chronic viral infectionsResearchers from the University of Chicago identify a gene that helps some people and animals fend off persistent viral infections.
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Evolved masculine and feminine behaviors can be inherited from social environmentThe different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment -- not just from genes, experts have suggested.
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How a nutrient, glutamine, can control gene programs in cellsResearchers show that an intracellular metabolite of glutamine, alpha-ketoglutarate, plays a role in regulating cellular differentiation programs by changing the DNA-binding patterns of the transcription factor CTCF and by altering genome interactions. As an added level of gene program control complexity, they have found that the genome's context near the binding sites -- such as epigenetic change
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Ryanair Scrambles to Solve Its Drunken Passenger Problem Photo: Getty Ryanair is having a tough time. As Brexit threatens to turn its entire business upside down, passengers can’t stop getting drunk on its flights, doing something stupid on camera, and causing all kinds of chaos when the video hits the internet. Now, Ryanair is trying to restrict how much people drink at the airport. This week, the budget airline proposed that British airports only sel
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It's raining frogs: a brief look at the planet's weirdest weather ever Science From falling frogs to giant hailstones. The same natural patterns that cause normal weather can also result in bizarre, terrifying, and downright mythical phenomena. Here are some of the strangest.
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Can the U.S. Government Seize an Anti-Trump Website's Visitor Logs? Suppose you were to click on this link: This one , right here. It will take you to the website of Disrupt J20, which organized some of the “direct action” protests on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. The site contains general information about civil disobedience and political protests, and it advertises several Washington-specific events. Some of the protests o
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After Charlottesville, Business Leaders Are Dumping the Trump Administration Updated on August 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET Over the weekend, white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville for a rally that left one person dead and others severely injured . President Trump’s response was tepid at first, pointing to violence on “many sides,” a phrase he repeated for emphasis. In the days since, several prominent business leaders have responded by repudiating the Trump administration—
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Computer tech: 'Organismic learning' mimics some aspects of human thoughtA new computing technology called 'organismoids' mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.
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Look ma, no hands: Researchers use vacuum for hands-free patterning of liquid metalEngineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.
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'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart diseaseCarrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
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Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identityThere is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. The toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whether they will grow up to conform to typical gender norms.
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What does it take to thrive in elite sports?Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on why thriving at elite sports is far more complex than it appears. In the first study to examine thriving in elite sports performers, a sports scientist and colleagues have identified internal and external factors which contribute to a sportsman or woman being -- and feeling --
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Binge-watching 'The Walking Dead?' You might feel like a zombie yourselfBinge-watching may be 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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Meet Hexa, a Six-Legged Insectile Robot That's Just As Creepy As It SoundsIt’s not designed to remind you of an insect, though. It’s meant to bring robot hacking to the masses.
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Tracking a solar eruption through the solar systemTen spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the solar system while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
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Why Scientists Should Have Leadership SkillsIt’s an excellent way to foster innovation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Openness to Experience: The Gates of the MindPeople who are “open to experience” literally see the world differently -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hughes signs deal to launch 100Mbps satellite Internet service in 2021 Enlarge / An artist's rendering of the EchoStar 24/ Jupiter 3 satellite, planned for launch in 2021. The satellite will provide 100 Mbps residential Internet service to the Western Hemisphere. (credit: EchoStar) In March, Hughes Network Systems launched an upgrade of its satellite-based Internet service, HughesNet, that transformed it into the first residential satellite-based Internet service to
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Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice meltsCan 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?
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Trump's Retweets Were Especially Batshit This Morning Source: Getty As if making up for for having to read a civil and restrained statement finally condemning the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has gone off the rails on Twitter. In the span of a few hours, the President retweeted a Pizzagater, a meme of a train plowing into a CNN logo with appendages, and someone calling him a fascist. It began late Mo
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'Accelerated approval' drugs: How well are they studied?Researchers have examined the pre-approval and post-approval clinical trials of drugs granted FDA Accelerated Approval between 2009 and 2013.
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Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomyMoving up the greasy pole in the office does not make people feel more personally free, new research has shown.
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Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient RomeResearchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.
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The best place to treat type 1 diabetes might be just under your skinThe space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), a group of researchers has demonstrated.
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Three things Snap needs to figure out before its next earnings reportShares of the Los Angeles company that makes the Snapchat messaging app breached an all-time low Friday, following weaker-than-expected second quarter financial results.
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Scientists keep an eye on green sea turtles adapting to life in the San Gabriel River's murky flowsWhen scientists confirmed their existence in the San Gabriel River in 2008, the green sea turtles were thought to be oddballs or lost wanderers.
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Today's Best Deals: 50% Off Starbucks Gift Cards, Eufy RoboVac Exclusive, Logitech Gear, and More An exclusive deal on Anker’s robotic vacuum , a huge deal on Logitech peripherals , and a $20 Starbucks gift card for $10 lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Logitech Gold Box Hot off the heels of yesterday’s tech-focused Gold Box, Amazon’s back at it with a one-day sale on some of your favorite Logi
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Breastfeeding at Any Cost? After I had my daughter via cesarean section, I diligently tried to breastfeed. I kept my baby latched as directed, and maintained skin-to-skin contact. But milk was not coming in, and my baby was not happy about it. If she was awake, she was screaming. My husband and I were worried, but the hospital-issued lactation consultants assured us that she was fine. I recalled something from the breastfe
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Smartphone app may help older adults manage serious mental illness and chronic health conditionsThe use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care. A new study in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry describes the successful adaptation of an integrated medical and psychiatric self-management intervention to a smartphone application for middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illness.
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Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions upWhile marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Climate change projected to significantly increase harmful algal blooms in US freshwatersHarmful algal blooms known to pose risks to human and environmental health in large freshwater reservoirs and lakes are projected to increase because of climate change, according to a team of researchers led by a Tufts University scientist.
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High-quality online video with less rebufferingIn experiments, Pensieve could stream video with 10 to 30 percent less rebuffering than other approaches, and at levels that users rated 10 to 25 percent higher on key 'quality of experience' metrics.
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The Solar Eclipse (Probably) Won't Get You Laid (Or Murdered) (But It Might Though) Photo: Getty In case it’s not abundantly clear by now, on Monday, the Great American Eclipse will sweep across the United States. While a total solar eclipse may appear otherworldly and ethereal, there is a ton of science to suggest it is totally normal. But as evidenced by posts on Craiglist and other dark corners of the internet, mounds of scientific evidence won’t stop people from believing so
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NASA research plane 'kicking off the show' during total eclipseA NASA research plane, with the agency's science director onboard, will fly out of Boeing Field in Seattle on Aug. 21, to capture the first video of the total solar eclipse as it sweeps ashore at the Oregon coast.
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Sky-High Solar Eclipse? Here's What You Might See from an AirplaneIf you’re on an airplane flying across the U.S. during the Aug. 21 eclipse, what might you see from midair?
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The 12 Best Recent TV Shows Based on Movies The Exorcist. Image: Jean Whiteside/FOX The last time we made this list , it was 2012, and the landscape of TV has changed quite a lot since then. Here’s an updated look at all the best recent TV shows—from the last five years, so hold the “Where’s Battlestar / Buffy ?” comments—that have been based on scifi, fantasy, or horror movies. 12. The Librarians After a trio of successful made-for-TV Lib
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Uber settles complaint over data protection for riders, driversUber agreed to implement new data protection measures to settle complaints that it failed to prevent improper snooping on driver and customer information, officials said Tuesday.
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Gaining distribution in small retail formats bring big payoffs even for major brandsSmall formats with limited assortments like Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing recently in popularity in the United States and around the world. For brands, the limited assortments mean greater competition for shelf-space, raising the question of whether it is worth expending marketing effort and slotting allowances to get on to their shelves. Accordi
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What To Do If Your Solar Eclipse Glasses Won't Arrive in TimeWhat do you do if your eclipse glasses haven't arrived, or have been recalled? Here are some other options for safely observing the eclipse.
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Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impactFor the most part, fluid dynamics researchers have focused efforts to understand the details of impacting drops on flat rigid surfaces; the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown. This is despite its extreme relevance to modern-day applications, such as 3-D ink-jet printing and the delivery of pesticides on leaves.
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Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boostConventional particle accelerators can range from large room-sized devices to facilities multiple kilometers across. One of the ways that scientists have looked to reduce the size and expense of future accelerators is by developing laser -driven plasma acceleration. Such accelerators, however, are growing in size and complexity in order to maintain relevance for one of their applications—high ener
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Now you can levitate liquids and insects at homeLevitation techniques are no longer confined to the laboratory thanks to University of Bristol engineers who have developed an easier way for suspending matter in mid-air by developing a 3D-printed acoustic levitator.
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Ice at Mars’s equator hints the planet was once much more tiltedMost of the water on Mars is at its poles, but ice near the equator may mean that the way the red planet is tilted has changed over the last few million years
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Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms Image: Shuttershock Based on prior reporting from field work and various sources, this reporter can confidently conclude that magic mushrooms are very chill. There’s more than college weekends to back that stance up, though. Past research has suggested they can help with the existential anxiety of cancer, positively change personalities , and even help kick nicotine addictions. You might wonder,
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Norsk antenne skal sikre DAB-signal i bilenDAB-radioernes dårlige modtagelse generer nordmændene, der i år er ved at slukke for FM-båndet, som har sikret radiosignal i norske biler.
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Gaining distribution in small retail formats bring big payoffs even for major brandsSmall formats like Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing recently in popularity in the US and around the world. For brands, the limited assortments mean greater competition for shelf-space, raising the question of whether it is worth expending marketing effort and slotting allowances to get on to their shelves. According to a forthcoming study in a leadi
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Cell economics 101Every time we swallow food, cells that line the intestines must step up their activity in a sudden and dramatic manner. According to a new study by Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, reported in Science, they rise to the challenge in the most economic fashion.
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Now you can levitate liquids and insects at homeLevitation techniques are no longer confined to the laboratory thanks to University of Bristol engineers who have developed an easier way for suspending matter in mid-air by developing a 3-D-printed acoustic levitator.
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Relativistic self-focusing gives mid-IR driven electrons a boostFor the first time, scientists have observed the production of relativistic electrons driven by low-energy, ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses.
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Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impactWithin the study of fluid dynamics, the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown, despite its extreme relevance to modern-day applications, such as 3-D ink-jet printing and the delivery of pesticides on leaves. Researchers in the United Kingdom have now detailed these effects by investigating the impact of water droplets on spher
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Nanotechnology gives green energy a green colorSolar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as eyesores. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study in Applied Physics Letters brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting e
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New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflightHall thrusters are used in earth-orbiting satellites and show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, and the plasma ejected from the exhaust end of the thruster can deliver great speeds. Cylindrical Hall thrusters lend themselves to miniaturization and have a smaller surface-to-volume ratio that prevents erosion of the thruster channel. Investigators in China have developed a new des
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Chewing gum rapid test for inflammationA research team from the University of Würzburg presents this novelty in the journal Nature Communications.
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Changes to high-risk medical devices often supported by low-quality researchClinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data, according to a new study by researchers at the UC San Francisco and Yale School of Medicine.
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California demand for primary care providers to exceed supply by 2030California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years, with acute shortages in the Central Valley, Central Coast and Southern Border areas, due to the uneven distribution of care across the state, according to a report released Aug. 15, 2017, by Healthforce Center at UCSF.
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Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medicationA high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of glucose-lowering medications, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Lower-quality studies often used to support changes to high-risk medical devicesAmong clinical studies used to support FDA approval of high-risk medical device modifications, fewer than half were randomized, blinded, or controlled, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Study examines quality of evidence for drugs granted accelerated FDA approvalAmong drugs granted accelerated approval by the FDA in 2009-2013, efficacy was often confirmed in subsequent trials a minimum of three years after approval, and the use of nonrandomized studies and surrogate measures, instead of clinical outcomes, was common, according to a study published by JAMA.
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'Accelerated approval' drugs: How well are they studied?In a recent study published in JAMA, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the London School of Economics and Political Science examined the pre-approval and post-approval clinical trials of drugs granted FDA Accelerated Approval between 2009 and 2013.
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Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomyMoving up the greasy pole in the office does not make people feel more personally free, new research has shown.
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Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient RomeSome of the mystery behind one of Sicily's largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. They're the first to successfully excavate the 5,000 square meter Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.
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Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions In California, offsets from forests totaled 4.7 million metric tons of carbon in 2015 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA studies CubeSat mission to solve Venusian mysteryVenus looks bland and featureless in visible light, but change the filter to ultraviolet, and Earth's twin suddenly looks like a different planet. Dark and light areas stripe the sphere, indicating that something is absorbing ultraviolet wavelengths in the planet's cloud tops.
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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly. (Image credit: Pierre Markuse/Flicker)
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‘Rusty’ semiconductor circuits can be thinner than silicon The next generation of feature-filled and energy-efficient electronics will require computer chips just a few atoms thick. For all its positive attributes, trusty silicon can’t take us to these ultrathin extremes. With two new semiconductors, however, it may be possible. Electrical engineers have identified two semiconductors—hafnium diselenide and zirconium diselenide—that share or go beyond som
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Researchers to study chemical contamination of US watersUniversity of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.
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The Ethics Issue Blocking Organ Transplant Research As a matter of biology, brain death is catastrophic for the body. Yes, the heart can still beat and a ventilator can provide oxygen, but there is no brain to coordinate the tasks of staying alive. Hormones that tell organs what to do are out of whack. Inflammatory molecules flood the body. Cells die. “You can see the kidneys don’t work as well, the lungs don’t work was well, and the heart can loo
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Joking After Charlottesville “I’m not allowed to joke anymore. I’ve learned that.” All evidence, however, to the contrary. Anthony Scaramucci, the former communications director for the Trump White House, had come to his appearance on The La te Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night prepared to be charming. He had come prepared to be self-deprecating. He had come prepared to make light—of his short tenure at the White Hou
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How head-on collisions of DNA protein machines stop replicationHead-on collisions between the protein machines that crawl along chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost gene mutation rates. This may be one of the ways bacteria control their evolution by accelerating mutations in key genes when coping with new conditions. Some mutations may help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics or fend off immune attacks.
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Cosmic velocity web: Motions of thousands of galaxies mappedThe cosmic web -- the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe -- has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies.
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Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging diseaseBiomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels using stem cells taken from patients with an extremely rare genetic disease called progeria that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children. The blood vessels exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with progeria and will help doctors and researchers screen potential therapeutics for the disease, and oth
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Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials scienceStone Age metallurgical 'slag' from Turkey -- once thought to be the earliest known example of copper smelting in western Eurasia -- now re-identified as incidentally fired green copper pigment.
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Genome sequencing method can detect clinically relevant mutations using 5 CTCsWhole genome sequencing using long fragment read (LFR), a technology that can analyze the entire genomic content of small numbers of cells, detected potentially targetable mutations using only five circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a patient with metastatic breast cancer.
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Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applicationsScientists have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be used in real life applications, such as new spin transistors and spin-based logic.
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Skewing the aim of targeted cancer therapiesThe aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could often be skewed from the start. A widespread concept about how cells produce proteins proved incorrect 62 percent of the time in a new study in ovarian cancer cells on the relationship between RNA and protein levels.
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Mercury is altering gene expressionMercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all the way down to those microalgae that are the first level and the gateway for mercury? By employing molecular biology tools, a team of researchers measured the way mercury affects the gene expression o
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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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New land use planning tool for farmersThe EU favours afforestation of fields that do not provide high yield, but many farmers would like to keep even their poorer fields for a rainy day. How can you efficiently reconcile crops with cultivated grasslands and afforestation? Researchers say that the answer is a tool called PeltoOptimi.
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Nanotechnology gives green energy a green colorSolar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install green panels that melt into the landscape, red panels on rooftops and white ones camouflaged as walls.
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New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflightHall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is accelerated by an electric field which strips electrons from neutral xenon atoms, creating a plasma. Plasma ejected from the exhaust end of the thruster can deliver great speeds, typically around 70,000
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Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient RomeUniversity of South Florida researchers are the first to successfully excavate the Roman villa of Durreueli at Realmonte, located off the southern coast of Sicily.
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Gaining influence over others does not increase autonomyMoving up the greasy pole in the office does not make people feel more personally free, new research has shown.
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Does intracranial pressure monitoring improve outcomes in severe traumatic brain injury?A new study has shown that use of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) was associated with a significant decrease in mortality, but it did not improve the rate of favorable outcomes.
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New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer's diagnosisA new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease before symptoms begin to interfere with every day living, initial testing shows. Early diagnosis and treatment -- the goal of the new computer based program -- is key to allowing those with the disease to remain independent longer.
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Amazon’s Instant Pickup has your items ready in just minutes (credit: Getty Images) If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get orders pretty quickly. Some areas offer one-hour delivery, and some Amazon Fresh customers can get groceries even quicker. Now Amazon wants to shorten your wait time even more with Amazon Instant Pickup locations, which are localized spaces where you can pick up "daily essentials" within minutes of ordering them on Amazon's website.
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How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush ZomorodiDo you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.
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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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Engineers charge ahead on zinc-air batteriesResearchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.
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Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divideScientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change.
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New method for the 3D printing of living tissuesScientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that would potentially support, repair or augment diseased and damaged areas of the body.
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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 in cancer therapy research.
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Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobiaHow can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers 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.
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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, report investigators.
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Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaningCan you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in Outlook.
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Why your doctor should skip this heart attack test Scientists are advising doctors to stop using a widely ordered blood test to diagnose heart attacks. They say the test adds no value in evaluating patients and increases health care costs. The test, called creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB), can be safely eliminated in favor of a test that detects levels of troponin, researchers report in JAMA Internal Medicine . Cardiac troponin and CK-MB t
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Battle.net is called Battle.net again, just like it always was Enlarge / A new logo for an old brand name. (credit: Blizzard ) Remember last year when Blizzard announced it would be "transitioning away" from the 20-year-old Battle.net moniker for its online service in favor of "Blizzard Tech." You'd be forgiven for forgetting because both Blizzard and Activision were still using the Battle.net name heavily this May when they announced Destiny 2 's move to th
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NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricaneNASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. Just over 12 hours later, Gert would strengthen into a hurricane. As Gert has strengthened, the storm began generating dangerous surf along the U.S. East coast.
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Web firm fights US government over protester data in fresh clash on dataA web hosting firm is fighting a demand by US prosecutors for data on visitors to a site organizing a protest during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in a fresh clash over digital privacy rights.
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Five researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editingFive researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a groundbreaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells.
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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation centerNine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday.
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Signs of distracted driving—pounding heart, sweaty noseDistracted driving—texting or absent-mindedness—claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of an effort to devise strategies for making driving safer.
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A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent.
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NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricaneNASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. Just over 12 hours later, Gert would strengthen into a hurricane. As Gert has strengthened, the storm began generating dangerous surf along the US East coast.
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Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow Multi-lab efforts point the way to shoring up the reliability of field studies. Nature 548 271 doi: 10.1038/548271a
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Video: Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLINResearchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics' biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent of all the matter in the universe but can't be seen even with our most advanced scientific instruments?
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Buildings to generate their own power with innovative glass blocksBuildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology.
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Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease and the nutrition value of cropsColor in the plant kingdom is not merely a joy to the eye. Colored pigments attract pollinating insects, they protect plants against disease, and they confer health benefits and are used in the food and drug industries. A new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of b
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Ny tektonisk plade opdaget ud for Ecuadors vestkystMed fundet af en såkaldt mikroplade er brik nummer 57 fundet til Jordens tektoniske puslespil. Og forskerne har en god fornemmelse af, at nummer 58 gemmer sig i nærheden.
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Look ma, no hands: Researchers use vacuum for hands-free patterning of liquid metalNorth Carolina State University engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal. Their work addresses two of the most common difficulties in creating liquid metal-filled microchannels and may enable broader use of liquid metals in electronic and microfluidic applications.
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Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identityThere is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. These are the findings of a new study in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Lead author Rachel Farr of the University of Kentucky in the US says that the toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whe
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How tolerance for incivility affects political participationThe internet can be a Wild West where anything goes, especially when it comes to what people say to one another. Indeed, scrolling through an online comments section can provide a glimpse into how ruthless—sometimes downright mean—people can be.
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From Mass Death, LifeWhen thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.
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Life Springs EternalWhen scores of migrating wildebeest fail to survive a treacherous river crossing, their corpses fuel thriving ecosystems.
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A Grisly Stork BuffetMarabou storks on Kenya's Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.
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Two new beetle genera and four new species from the Australopacific in a new monographAmid his ongoing revisionary work on a number of hister beetle genera, the Slovakian-born naturalised Dutch entomologist and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation researcher, Dr. Tomáš Lackner, Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, together with fellow entomologist Dr. Richard Leschen, Landcare Research, discovered two new genera and a total of four new species from the Australopacific Region. The new
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Partial eclipse of the sun visible across UKIf the weather is good, viewers across the UK will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on 21 August 2017, just before sunset. In a partial eclipse, a small bite out of the Sun can be seen at the mid-eclipse point, as it is covered by the Moon. A partial solar eclipse is a fascinating natural phenomenon, but is not of any practical scientific use, unlike a total eclipse which provides a special o
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Team redefines cosmic velocity webThe cosmic web—the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe—has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies. Because galaxies are pulled toward gravitational attractors and move
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Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials scienceAn international team of archaeological scientists have put an end to the more than half-a-century old claim about the earliest copper smelting event at the Late Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey - one of the world's best-studied prehistoric archaeological sites.
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How head-on collisions of DNA protein machines stop replicationA new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics, and blunt attacks by immune defenses.
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You Can Keep Your Self-Driving Cars, I Want This Jet-Powered Wing Suit GIF Spreading my arms and taking to the skies like an eagle has always been my biggest fantasy. The closest I’ve ever come is piloting a two-seater Cessna, which was fun, but nowhere near as exhilarating as Jarno Cordia ’s latest stunt involving a wingsuit and a pair of jet engines strapped to his ankles. A hot air balloon carried Cordia and his improvised Iron Man suit to an altitude of 5,000 fe
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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.
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Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostatNew data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change - but the recovery timescales are significant. This work is presented today at the Goldschmidt conference in Paris, and has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal Geochemical Perspectives Letters.
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A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissuesScientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.
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Study finds microfinance can help, even if goals aren't metUniversity of Oregon political scientist Erin Beck thinks development organizations aren't asking the right questions if they want to truly understand what the money they spend trying to help lift poor people out of poverty around the globe is actually doing.
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Last Chance To Save $33 On Anker's Ridiculously Popular Robotic Vacuum [Exclusive] Eufy RoboVac 11 , $187 with code KINJA815 The RoboVac 11 from Eufy (a division of Anker) is one of your favorite robotic vacuums , and in my own testing, it’s every bit as good —and far quieter—than my Roomba. So if it’s been on your radar, our readers can save $33 today with promo code KINJA815. Note : This deal expires Sunday, so don’t miss out! The final price of $187 isn’t the best deal we’ve
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Study: Long-term testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual function and quality of lifeA new study shows a significant improvement in both sexual and urinary function as well as quality of life for hypogonadal men who undergo long-term testosterone replacement therapy.
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Signs of distracted driving -- pounding heart, sweaty noseDistracted driving -- texting or absent-mindedness -- claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of an effort to devise strategies for making driving safer.
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Liquid biopsies find distinct genomic profiles in most patients with carcinoma of unknown primaryNext-generation sequencing of circulating tumor DNA identified distinct genomic profiles with potentially targetable alterations in 99.7 percent of patients with carcinoma of unknown primary who have detectable alterations.
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Meta-analysis evaluates the effect of post-primary PCI Bivalirudin IA study has examined the efficacies of various post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) bivalirudin doses on net adverse clinical events (NACEs) and mortality.
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How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women considerA new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.
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Epigenetic drugs show promise as antiviralsSome epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a study reported in a recent issue of the journal mBio. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activity against a variety of viruses, including herpes simplex virus (HSV).
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Falling Robots Are Funny, but That’s How They’ll Learn to Take Your Job
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Total Eclipse, Partial Failure: Scientific Expeditions Don't Always Go as PlannedEclipse expeditions require meticulous advance planning to ensure that astronomers and their equipment wind up in the right place at the right time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich quits Trump manufacturing council Enlarge / Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. (credit: NYU Stern BHR ) Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has quit President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council, he announced in a Monday statement . "I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing," Krzanich wrote. Krzan
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Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officersDetecting potential threats is part of the job for police officers, military personnel and security guards. Terrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for accurate and reliable threat detection.
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The language of violenceOver the weekend, several white nationalist rallies in Virginia devolved into violence that culminated when a man drove his car into a group of counter-protestors, killing one person and injuring dozens more.
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Are men seen as 'more American' than women?Women make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population and have equal voting rights, yet are politically underrepresented. The country has never had a female president or vice president. Only 3.5 percent of Supreme Court justices have been women, and women make up only 20 percent of Congress.
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Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubberImagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped.
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New progress of research on fossil EquusStenonid horse is the earliest Equus in Eurasia. The first occurrence of stenonid horse in Eurasia was regarded as the sign of the lower boundary of the Quaternary. The appearance, evolution and dispersal of the stenonid horses were contemporary with many important geological and environmental events, so they were regarded as important material for study on climatic and environmental changes in Qu
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Researchers investigate Australia's relationship with smartphonesMurdoch researchers are playing a leading role in Australia's Biggest Smartphone Survey—the online project for National Science Week.
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Feds demand 1.3 million IP addresses of those who visited Trump protest site Enlarge / Police and demonstrators stand off in downtown Washington following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. More than 200 people were indicted on rioting-related charges. An investigation continues. (credit: Stephen J. Boitano/Getty Images) The Justice Department is seeking the 1.3 million IP addresses that visited a Trump resistance site. The s
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Ny ledende overlæge vil øge kvaliteten for patienterne på Bornholm Den 51-årige overlæge og FAS-formand, Anja Mitchell, har fået nyt job på Anæstesiologisk afdeling på Bornholms Hospital. Et af ønskerne er bedre kvalitet for patienterne.
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'Scandal' of vaginal mesh removal rates revealed by NHS records Traumatic complications mean one in 15 women fitted with the most common type of mesh support will require surgery to extract it, figures suggest • Vaginal mesh implants: ‘I really thought I was dying’ Thousands of women have undergone surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed during the past decade, according to NHS records that reveal the scale of traumatic complications linked to the devic
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Vaginal mesh implants: 'I really thought I was dying' Carolyn Churchill was in agony after mesh surgery, but doctors were reluctant to blame her implant, even suggesting the pain might be a mental health issue Six years ago, Carolyn Churchill, 57, from near Pontypridd in Wales, was in a long-term relationship, worked as a chef, and spent hours each week walking with her dogs and looking after her granddaughter’s pony. She was busy and content, but w
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Tracking a solar eruption through the solar systemTen spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the solar system while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
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What Is Quantum Internet?A Chinese physicist hopes that quantum communications will span multiple countries by 2030. So ... what's it for?
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Rhapsody in red violetA new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of betalains, the highly nutritious red-violet and yellow pigments known for their antioxidant properties and commonly used as food dyes.
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Look ma, no hands: Researchers use vacuum for hands-free patterning of liquid metalNorth Carolina State University engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.
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'Organismic learning' mimics some aspects of human thoughtA new computing technology called 'organismoids' mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.
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Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identityThere is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. These are the findings of a new study in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Lead author Rachel Farr of the University of Kentucky says that the toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whether they
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New device for refined neural recording in mice could transform dementia researchNC3Rs funding for interdisciplinary research which combines electrical engineering and neurophysiology has resulted in a new product for brain recordings in mice that avoids many of the welfare concerns associated with existing approaches.
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Machine learning tackles quantum error correction(Phys.org)—Physicists have applied the ability of machine learning algorithms to learn from experience to one of the biggest challenges currently facing quantum computing: quantum error correction, which is used to design noise-tolerant quantum computing protocols. In a new study, they have demonstrated that a type of neural network called a Boltzmann machine can be trained to model the errors in
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How home security resembles dancing honeybeesThe earliest forms of biological communication between single-celled organisms have survived evolution to exist in all species, including humans.
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The inequality you can't change that lasts a lifetimeIf you're a healthy white man, live in the city and come from a wealthy family chances are you'll be better off than someone with a different ethnicity, gender, or location. We found it's factors like these that explain at least 8% of income inequality in Australia.
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'Big issue' documentaries don't always change our behaviourClimate change has returned to the big screen with the release of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. It's the follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary from 2006, An Inconvenient Truth, which raised awareness about global warming and encouraged us to reduce our carbon footprints.
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Video: How will climate change impact shelter?Around the globe, extreme events such as floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and heat waves increasingly result in forced migration and loss of life, property, and security. Hot days are becoming hotter and more frequent, and droughts and heavy storms are occurring with greater intensity and loss. Rising sea levels, the result of melting ice sheets and warming ocean temperatures, threaten hom
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Simulation demonstrates how exposure to plasma makes carbon nanotubes growAt the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has shown how plasma causes exceptionally strong, microscopic structures known as carbon nanotubes to grow. Such tubes, measured in billionths of a
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Research finds social media disruption impacting on Islamic State propagandaResearchers from the VOX-Pol project at Dublin City University, together with colleagues from the University of Sussex, have found that the social media platform, Twitter is becoming less effective for the so-called 'Islamic State' (IS), due to the rapid take-down rate of pro-IS accounts from the site. It found that IS accounts faced "substantial and aggressive disruption".
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There's a way to save hedgehogs – and all of us can help | Hugh Warwick By taking part in projects such as counting hedgehog homes, ordinary people enable scientists to understand and protect Britain’s much-loved wildlife Today sees the launch of the “ hedgehog housing census ”. All over the country, thousands of people are going to the trouble and expense of building or buying hedgehog homes. We want to know how important this is to the lives of one of our most love
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Intel Is the Third Company to Shame Trump and Resign From His Manufacturing Council [Update: And Then There Were Five] Source: Getty On Monday night, Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced his resignation from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, making him the third chief to bail after Trump did not take a strong enough stance against the domestic terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. The exodus began when Kenneth C. Frazier, the chief executive of
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Mercury is altering gene expressionThe mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to the largest fish—the ones we eat. Mercury causes severe and irreversible neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all
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Russian scientists deny climate model of IPCCScientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University revealed new data on accelerating permafrost degradation in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, which really threatens by huge emissions of bubble methane into the atmosphere and breaks the climate model of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Study findings were published in Nature Communications.
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A new method for the 3-D printing of living tissuesScientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3-D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.The approach could revolutionise regenerative medicine, enabling the production of complex tissues and cartilage that would potentially support, repair or augment diseased and damaged areas of the body.
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Partial eclipse of the sun visible across UKIf the weather is good, viewers across the UK will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, just before sunset. In a partial eclipse, a small bite out of the sun can be seen at the mid-eclipse point, as it is covered by the moon.
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Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitorDuring a depressive episode, people often report having reduced energy, feeling slowed down and having reduced interest in activities. As their mood lifts, energy and activity return to their usual levels. A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports altered measures of daily activity in patients whose depressive symptoms improved in response to the fast-acting antidepressant ketamine.
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What does it take to thrive in elite sports?Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on why thriving at elite sports is far more complex than it appears.In the first study to examine thriving in elite sports performers, Dr. Daniel Brown, a sports scientist at the University of Portsmouth, and colleagues at the University of Bath, have identified internal and exte
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Fem kvinder diagnosticeret med brystkræft efter mistanke om fejl Regionshospitalet Viborg havde mistanke om fejl ved brystkræftundersøgelser. Nu har foreløbig fem kvinder fået konstateret brystkræft efter genundersøgelse.
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The smart grid analystsETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids. It will soon be put to the entrepreneurial test, with sales of software licences set to begin this autumn.
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Reactions in tiny containers—towards the world's smallest coaxial cableAs electronic devices continue to shrink to meet the demand for pocket sized and wearable technology, scientists are working to develop the minute components that make them work and a team at the University of Nottingham have developed a new approach for the preparation of a coaxial cable around 50,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair.
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China Is Establishing the World’s Biggest Carbon Market
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Fascinating episode of Sam Harris's 'Waking Up' podcast with Robert Sapolsky submitted by /u/Rabid_Melonfarmer [link] [comments]
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Aetna customers could get free Apple Watches as part of new partnership Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Aetna's 50,000 employees already use Apple Watches as part of their corporate wellness program, but Aetna may soon extend that perk to its customers. According to a CNBC report , the health insurer has been in talks with Apple to provide free or discounted Apple Watches to its 23 million customers as a member perk. Aetna sees Apple Wat
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Don't get mad -- it's only a game!Feelings can run high in competitive situations and lead to heated arguments and disputes. But not everyone reacts in the same way -- men react differently to women and the reactions of individuals are dissimilar to those of groups of persons. This has been demonstrated scientifically by psychologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg who examined the correlations between compet
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How tolerance for incivility affects political participationThose with higher tolerance for incivility are more likely to comment on political news stories, engage in online political discussions, express support for candidates on social media and donate to campaigns.
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Two new beetle genera and 4 new species from the Australopacific in a new monographAmid his ongoing revisionary work on a number of hister beetle genera, the Slovakian-born entomologist and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation researcher Dr. TomᚠLackner, together with fellow entomologist Dr. Richard Leschen, discovered two new genera and a total of four new species from the Australopacific. Amongst them, there are the first myrmecophilous and termitophilous saprinines known from
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International team of researchers redefines cosmic velocity webThe cosmic web -- the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe -- has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers from France, Israel and Hawaii demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies.
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How head-on collisions of DNA protein machines stop replicationHead-on collisions between the protein machines that crawl along chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost gene mutation rates. This may be one of the ways bacteria control their evolution by accelerating mutations in key genes when coping with new conditions. Some mutations may help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics or fend off immune attacks
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University of Sydney charges ahead on zinc-air batteriesUniversity of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.
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UTSW identifies weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugsMany schizophrenic and depressed patients experience weight gain and type 2 diabetes in their quests for the life-changing benefits of a major class of antipsychotic drugs.
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SLU surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomesSLU researchers are encouraged by study results which they hope can reduce the risks associated with this type of brain surgery.
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Eliminating the HumanWe are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other.
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Pure optical detection of spikes for the ultimate brain machine interface(Phys.org)—Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are basically gimmicks. The reason you don't hear so much about them these days is because, in the fullness of time, significant tangible benefit to a user has flat out failed to materialize. Simply stated, neither prickly microelectrode arrays, harrowing optogenetic reworks to our physiology, nor tattooing our brains with toxic fluorescents won't ever gi
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Antifreeze to improve aeroplanes, ice cream and organ transplantsThe design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.
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The New Science of Sex and GenderWhy the new science of sex & gender matters for everyone -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How US diplomats may have been attacked by sonic weapons in CubaAcoustic weapons are shrouded in mystery - now, US and Canadian diplomats seem to be suffering from the symptoms of an attack. Here's what could have happened
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Inside the Increasingly Complex Algorithms That Get Packages to Your DoorWorking out the best way to deliver parcels is a near-impossible job, and it’s only getting harder.
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Saving the Earth's Ozone Layer Went Even Better Than Expected False-color image showing ozone concentrations above Antarctica on Oct. 2, 2015. Image: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center In 1989, amidst mounting scientific evidence, dozens of nations joined forces to sign a treaty aimed at halting the expansion of a massive hole in Earth’s ozone layer. Nearly thirty years later, the Montreal Protocol has done just that. But it has also done something its archit
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The Defenders Teases a Major Connection Between Its Big Villain and the Heroes Samuel L. Jackson says he’s not in any of the upcoming Marvel movies... including Captain Marvel . Godzilla: King of the Monsters will have one cool throwback to the original 1954 movie. A Community star might be headlining the Russo’s Quantum and Woody TV show. Plus, new Inhumans footage. Spoilers now! Captain Marvel/Avengers: Infinity War/Avengers 4/Black Panther Speaking with Yahoo! Movies UK
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Why Mathematicians Like to Classify Things It’s human nature to want to classify things, to argue that baseball is a sport, but bowling is not. Before you can sort, though, you need to clarify what your categories are. Figuring those out is often the hardest part. Mathematicians understand this as well as anyone. It’s barely an exaggeration to say that their main enterprise is sorting. The impulse goes back to at least the ancient Greeks,
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After Charlottesville, Dark Humor Helps Twitter GrieveProcessing the horror of the weekend involved heavy hearts and gallows humor, in nearly equal measure.
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These spiders crossed an ocean to get to AustraliaThe nearest relatives of an Australian trapdoor spider live in Africa. They crossed the Indian Ocean to get to Australia, a new study suggests.
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Welcome to Everybody's Issue on Sex and Gender -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mexico Looks to Curb Carbon with a New Cap-and-Trade SystemMexico's stock market has begun trading simulated emissions permits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostatNew data provides the first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat which enables the planet to recover from extremes of climate change -- but the recovery timescales are significant.
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Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaicsEPFL scientists have developed a new method to efficiently measure electron transfer in dye-sensitized transition-metal oxide photovoltaics.
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Mercury is altering gene expressionMercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all the way down to those microalgae that are the first level and the gateway for mercury? By employing molecular biology tools, a team of researchers from UNIGE measured the way mercury affects the gene e
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Development of nanosensor capable of detecting herbicide and its target enzyme bindingLivia F. Rodrigues and the Nanoneurobiophysics research group from the Federal University of São Carlos, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil, have published their studies on nanomechanical sensing possibilities in NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews. Entitled 'Nanomechanical Cantilever-Based Sensor: an Efficient Tool to Measure the Binding Between the Herbicide Mesotrione and 4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase,' th
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Echo: Ex-Hitman devs bring machine learning to stealth games Enlarge The reference books that line the shelves of developer Ultra Ultra's modest Copenhagen office offers insight into the aesthetic of its first game, Echo . There's a book of 19th Century Interior Design, and a book of Venetian photography. Prometheus: The Art of the Film and Star Wars provide sci-fi reference points, while Metal Gear Solid , Blame! and Neon Genesis Evangelion —all three of
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These launch photos of Monday’s SpaceX flight are pretty amazing Trevor Mahlmann On Monday, after standing down for a month, SpaceX returned to flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mostly sunny deep-blue skies provided a perfect opportunity to photograph the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. And armed with four remote cameras, Trevor Mahlmann was there for Ars to capture the scene. The photo galleries in this post showcase the Falcon 9 rocket in flight fr
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There are almost 100 new volcanoes hiding under Antarctic iceThe 91 newly found volcanoes lurk beneath the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet and could accelerate its demise
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Offshore farms could meet global fish demand Every coastal country on Earth could meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture using just a small fraction of ocean territory, a new study suggests. “There are only a couple of countries that are producing the vast majority of what’s being produced right now in the oceans…” A new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution , demonstrates the oceans’ potential to support aquaculture. Also
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Telescopes capture blue glow of supernova collision Using the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), astrophysicists have been able to observe an exploding star slamming into a nearby companion star, detecting the fleeting blue glow caused by the interaction at an unprecedented level of detail. The identity of this particular companion has been hotly debated for more than 50 years. Prevailing theory over the last few years has held that the supernovae hap
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91 vulkaner fundet under isen på AntarktisVed hjælp af radarmålinger, der kan måle gennem Antarktis' tykke islag, har forskere fundet næsten 100 nye vulkaner.
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Long-term study suggests sorghum yields may decline due to global warming(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers at Kansas State University has found that sorghum yields begin to drop once a certain average high temperature is reached and continue to drop as temperatures increase. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jesse Tack, Jane Lingenfelser and S. V. Krishna Jagadish described their study of weather patterns and sorghum yields ove
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Sophisticated Digital Aids Could Help Determine What Ails YouSophisticated software could help doctors make better diagnoses -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Tell If You're a Neo-Nazi GIF GIF via YouTube Internet personalities Baked Alaska and Millennial Matt had a lot of fun at this past weekend’s white supremacist rallies. Well, until Baked Alaska was maced , I guess. They used tools like Twitter and YouTube to bring their online followers into the heart of the racist action. But curiously, the two still insist that they’re not neo-Nazis. So what the hell is a neo-Nazi? The
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Total Eclipse, Partial Failure: Tales of Scientific Missions Gone BadFor centuries, scientists have known when and where eclipses will be visible. They pack their bags, head for the line of totality and hope for the best – which doesn't always happen.
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Scientists just found Earth’s 57th tectonic plate Scientists discovered a microplate, which they call “Malpelo,” while analyzing the junction of three other plates in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It lies off the west coast of Ecuador. The Malpelo Plate, named for an island and an underwater ridge it contains, is the 57th plate to be discovered and the first in nearly a decade, say the researchers led by Rice University geophysicist Richard Gordon.
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‘He Is Not a President’ At this point, seven months into the Trump presidency, late-night hosts have gotten a thorough grounding in reacting to things that would have been unimaginable a year or so ago. Seth Meyers, who made a promise the day after the election that he’d “be watching” closely for the next four years, has excoriated the 45th president on an almost nightly basis, interrogating his advisers and mocking Tru
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End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Enough Security for “Real People”We real people should work on improving security where we are most vulnerable—on our own devices -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccineA breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
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Cancer Stem Cells: Getting to the Root of CancerThe Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts to share their results, as well as the lessons they've learned from studying the root cause of cancer.
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Power Up! CRISPRi & CRISPRa Tools for Genome-Wide ScreeningHorizon Discovery is leveraging these technologies to address novel research questions and deliver insights into essential gene function, hypomorphic expression, and gene dominance.
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This year may be one of the worst ever for Atlantic hurricanesBetween 14 and 19 storms are predicted to sweep across the Atlantic from June to November this year, threatening the US and other countries
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Ancient warriors killed and ate their dogs as rite of passage4000 years ago in Eurasia, young warriors killed large numbers of dogs, ate their flesh, and chopped their skulls into small pieces as part of a bizarre initiation into war bands
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Amazon's Back At It With All-Time Low Prices On Popular Logitech Gear, Today Only Logitech Gold Box Hot off the heels of yesterday’s tech-focused Gold Box, Amazon’s back at it with a one-day sale on some of your favorite Logitech accessories . If you’re in the market for a mouse, this is the day to buy one. The MX Master for $50 and MX Anywhere 2 for $40 are both fantastic deals for general purpose computing, while the G203 and G302 are both great budget mice for gamers. The k
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Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effectHow can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?
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Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic CircleThe facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
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Fidget Spinner Warning: Popular Toys Linked with Safety HazardsBe careful when using your fidget spinner — a U.S. government agency issued a warning about safety hazards linked with the popular toys.
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Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee safety: studyHigher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
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Global megafauna study calls for conservation rethinkIt's hard to imagine an Australia ruled by hippopotamus-sized wombats (Diprotodon) and three-metre-tall kangaroos (Procoptodon golian). The continent lost all native megafauna to the Pleistocene extinctions, tens of thousands of years ago.
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5 træk, der definerer ideal-mandenVidenskaben har ikke kun et klart billede af, hvad kvinder går efter, når de skal vælge partner. Den kan også forklare hvorfor.
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Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials scienceStone Age metallurgical 'slag' from Turkey -- once thought to be the earliest known example of copper smelting in western Eurasia -- now re-identified as incidentally fired green copper pigment.
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Majestic archipelagoThe Galapagos Conservation Trust has announced the winners in its annual photographic competition.
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Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricityResearchers at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet 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, which could prove to be useful in preventing bacterial infections in hospitals, is presented in the scientific journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
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How White Supremacists Use Victimhood to Recruit As they marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, the pack of white supremacists chanted “you will not replace us.” Their rallying cry prompted a viral Twitter thread in which the user Julius Goat asked , “Replaced as ... what?” “I would so love to see these people get all the oppression they insist they receive, just for a year. Just to see,” he wrote. It may seem puzzling that the ra
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Reading Racism in Dr. Seuss Reminiscing about the Dr. Seuss books we loved as children is usually a happy time for adults. We might remember first learning about equality in Horton Hears a Who! or getting starry-eyed about our futures reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go ! (of course, for some of us there’s also a bit of residual terror about that green-food-obsessed apparition in Green Eggs and Ham ). But Philip Nel, a scholar
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Image: SpaceX CRS-12 cargo mission launchThe two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.
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Rodents help NASA take the next step to MarsNASA's future deep space exploration – including to Mars – is an unprecedented venture in spaceflight, requiring us to tackle challenges we've never faced before. For instance, we know the human body changes significantly while in space, and we'll need to find ways to address those effects. NASA is conducting research to learn more about the long-term impact of extended human spaceflight. One expe
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Ancient Earthquake Turned Mosaic Workshop into Time CapsuleAn earthquake-toppled house in the ancient city of Jerash is providing archaeologists with clues on how artisans constructed mosaics during the eighth century.
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Chimps Can Play Rock-Paper-Scissors at 4-Year-Old LevelChimpanzees can learn how to play the game rock-paper-scissors about as well as a 4-year-old human child, a new study finds.
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Nearly 100 Hidden Volcanoes Detected Beneath Antarctic IceAerial and remote surveys recently revealed nearly 100 volcanoes lurking beneath the Antarctic ice that had never been mapped before.
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Crossing Boundaries: The Future of Science EducationIt needs to break out of schools, out of books and out of gender and racial constructs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One Year Later, 'No Man's Sky' Is Still Worth ExploringThough it was released to controversy and anger, Hello Games' exploratory opus offers a space worth meditating on.
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Want to Look Famous? Just Photoshop Yourself With Marilyn Monroe and Andy WarholA photographer proves that in with a little digital trickery, you can be whoever you want.
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9 Cool Notebooks to Help You Write RightUpgrade from the basic spiral bound with one of these stylish notebooks.
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James Damore’s Google Memo Gets Science All WrongThe science in Damore’s memo is still very much in play. His analysis of its implications is at best politically naive, and at worst dangerous.
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Sex, Drugs, and the Inside Lane: Recapping the 2017 World Championships of TrackSir Mo Farah's big win—and big loss. Usain Bolt's final meet. And Wayde van Niekerk racing to become the next track superstar.
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'Organismic learning' mimics some aspects of human thoughtA new computing technology called "organismoids" mimics some aspects of human thought by learning how to forget unimportant memories while retaining more vital ones.
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'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentumCampaigners plan to plant enough trees to counteract the climate impact of the US President.
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Can the eclipse tell us if Einstein was right about general relativity?During the eclipse, astronomers will reproduce the 1919 experiment that confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
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Image: Highlighting Titan's hazesNASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere. During its long mission at Saturn, Cassini has frequently observed Titan at viewing angles like this, where the atmosphere is backlit by the Sun, in order to make visible the structure of the hazes.
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Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaperResearchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper.
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Carbon offsets have wide-ranging environmental benefitsYou can't grow money on trees, but you can earn money for letting trees grow. Or at least you can through a pioneering California program that allows forest owners around the United States to sell carbon credits to companies required by the state to reduce emissions. Researchers at Stanford analyzed the program and found that the initiative has valuable environmental benefits beyond just offsettin
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Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery materialBattery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three times as much power for a given weight as today's leading technology, lithium-ion batteries. But tests of various approaches to creating such batteries have produced conflicting and confusing results, as well as controversies
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Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaicsSensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device, current methods for monitoring the interfacial electron transfer remain ambiguous. Now, us
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ATLAS observes direct evidence of light-by-light scatteringPhysicists from the ATLAS experiment at CERN 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, published today in Nature Physics, confirms one of the oldest predictions of quantum electrodynamics (QED).
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Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokesA research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a wound or a stroke.
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Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehabA Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens.
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Sådan vil det grønlandske brandvæsen bekæmpe naturbrandenSiden fredag har mandskab fra Ilulissat og Qasigiannguit været sat ind for at stoppe en enorm grønlandsk naturbrand. Brandbælter og mobile pumper skal forhindre, at branden spreder sig mere. Imens diskuterer forskerne, om naturbrande i Grønland er noget nyt eller almindeligt forekommende.
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Uber defies Philippine suspension orderRide-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday defied a Philippine government order to shut down, branding the suspension a "blatant violation" of its rights but risking its drivers being arrested.
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How to stay safe when lightning hitsHere are some lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service.
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Kom med dit bud: Hvordan får vi flere robotter ud i mindre virksomheder?Investeringsfradrag for robotter? En tilbagebetaling i viden frem for kroner og øre? Eller flere klyngesamarbejder mellem flere virksomheder? Ing.dk har spurgt tre branchefolk, hvad der skal til for at få flere robotter ud i de små og mellemstore virksomheder – hvad mener du?
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Stardust hitches a ride on meteorites more often than previously thoughtEven tiny dust particles have stories to tell − especially when they come from outer space. Meteorites contain tiny amounts of what is popularly known as stardust, matter originating from dying stars. Such stardust is part of the raw material from which some 4.6 billion years ago our planets and the meteorite parent bodies, the so-called asteroids, emerged. Peter Hoppe and his team at the Max Plan
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A graphene and boron nitride heterostructure creates large spin signalsGraphene Flagship scientists based at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, have created a device based on a blilayer of graphene and boron nitride which shows unprecedented spin transport efficiency at room temperature. Highlighting the potential of creating devices containing graphene and related materials, the spin signal measured here is so large that it can be used in real-life applic
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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 complicate their use because haploidy is unstable and can be lost quickly. The Genomic Instability Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has offered an explanation of this phenomenon
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Protein to stop acute cerebral hemorrhageA research team led by Won Bae Jeon at DGIST's Companion Diagnostics and Medical Technology Research Group conducted a joint study with the research team of Professor Jong Eun Lee at Yonsei University's College of Medicine and found a thermally responsive elastin-like polypeptide, a protein that controls acute intracerebral hemorrhage and accelerates nerve regeneration. Thermal-responsive elastin-
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor bliver mørke ting lyse i infrarødt lys?En læser har set et tv-program, hvor seerne kunne følge folk i mørke. Han undrer sig over, at det mørke tøj blev lyst i det infrarøde lys. DTU Fotonik forklarer hvorfor.
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From Trump Aide to Single Mom A.J. Delgado and Jason Miller stood in the New York Hilton ballroom on the night of the 2016 election, watching the man they helped elect president deliver the unlikeliest of victory speeches. It was a heady moment for the small band of aides and operatives who had been working toward this dream for months—and few had worked harder than Delgado and Miller. As prominent spokespeople for Donald Tru
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Durham's Confederate Statue Comes Down Updated on August 15 at 8:55 a.m. DURHAM, N.C.—You could argue that the Civil War actually ended in this North Carolina city. Although Robert E. Lee’s more famous surrender took place at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia, Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s surrender to William T. Sherman two weeks later at Bennett Place, a farm on the outskirts of town, was larger and ended the war in the east
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The Atlantic

Can Democrats Gain Ground in Deep-Red Alabama? Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor running for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s special election primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama, sounds confident he can win in a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate in over two decades. “The Trump administration has not only galvanized a lot of people out there who are truly opposed to a lot of [his] policies, but it’s also caused a lot
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The Atlantic

The Trip to Spain Is Pure Comedy Comfort Food We live in an era of cinema that’s often too reliant on sequels, on an endless churn of the same, formulaic stories pumped out year after year. But one franchise seems immune to the diminishing returns of multiple follow-ups: The Trip , a series of movies now on its third entry about two middle-aged British men eating very expensive dinners together. The Trip sticks to a rigid format, explores th
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'Most spectacular thing I’ve ever seen in my life': US readies for total eclipse Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands says eclipse watchers should be prepared for a multi-sensory experience Millions of Americans will look up toward the sky on Monday 21 August and watch stars shine in the afternoon, feel the day’s heat swapped for an evening chill and hear the sounds of confused birds and animals during the first total eclipse seen in
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Patienter med arveligt højt kolesterol bør behandles mere aggressivtSlægtninge til personer med familiær hyperkolesterolæmi, der selv har sygdommen, har til trods for kolesterolsænkende behandling øget langtidsrisiko for blodpropper. Løsningen kan måske være tidligere og mere intensiv kolesterolsænkende behandling.
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Nyt studie: Medicin og videnskab holder flere kræftramte i live end alternativ behandlingForskere fra Yale har sammenlignet, hvor mange kræftramte der levede efter fem år, afhængigt af hvilken type behandling de har modtaget. Resultatet viser, at flere overlever, når der anvendes en traditionel medicinsk behandling.
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Ny teori: Tarmbakterier drejer hjernen ud af fatning En belastet barndom kombineret med uheldige gener er ikke de eneste årsager til psykisk sygdom. Farlige bakterier i vores tarmfloraen har ifølge ny forskning også mange psykiatriske tilstande på samvittigheden. Vores moderne levevis giver dem optimale vilkår.
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Hospitalsenheden Horsens får ny administrationschef Jan Højgaard Funder er ansat som administrationschef på Hospitalsenheden Horsens.
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Image of the Day: Fountain of YouthNeural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc-abundant earlier in life-in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline.
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X-ray imaging with a significantly enhanced resolutionPhysicists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg) have developed a method to improve the quality of X-ray images over conventional methods. The technique, incoherent diffractive imaging (IDI), could image individual atoms in nanocrystals or molecules faster and with a much higher resolution.
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Researchers achieve major improvement for lensless computational microscopyScientists from ITMO University and Tampere University of Technology have improved computational imaging of optical signals in lensless microscopes. By employing special algorithms, they increased the resolution of obtained images without any changes in the technical characteristics of microscopes.
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New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk RoadNew research out of Boyce Thompson Institute reveals surprising insights into the genetic exchange along the Silk Road that brought us the modern apple.
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Skewing the aim of targeted cancer therapiesThe aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could often be skewed from the start. A widespread concept about how cells produce proteins proved incorrect 62 percent of the time in a new study in ovarian cancer cells on the relationship between RNA and protein levels.
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Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applicationsUniversity of Groningen scientists led by physics professor Bart van Wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and detected with unprecedented efficiency. The result is a hundredfold increase of the spin signal, big enough to be used in real life applications, such as new spin transistors and spin-based logic. The research, part of the European Union's €1 b
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Transporting spin: A graphene and boron nitride heterostructure creates large spin signalsGraphene Flagship scientists based at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, have created a device based on a blilayer of graphene and boron nitride which shows unprecedented spin transport efficiency at room temperature. Highlighting the potential of creating devices containing graphene and related materials, the spin signal measured here is so large that it can be used in real life applic
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Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age-old diseasePlants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.
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Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellumPremature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team led by Children's National Health System clinician-researchers report Aug. 15, 2017, in Scientific Reports.
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Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging diseaseBiomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels using stem cells taken from patients with an extremely rare genetic disease called progeria that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children. The blood vessels exhibit many of the symptoms and drug reactions associated with progeria and will help doctors and researchers screen potential therapeutics for the disease, and oth
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Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in AustraliaThere is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.
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Human intrusion on fruit bat habitats raises exposure risk to Hendra virus in AustraliaThere is a rising risk of human and domestic animal exposure to deadly Hendra virus (HeV) carried by fruit bats in Eastern Australia due to human intrusion into their habitats, human proximity to woodlands and vegetation loss, a new study reveals.
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New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk RoadCenturies ago, the ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of Eurasia. But this network also opened pathways for genetic exchange that shaped one of the world's most popular fruits: the apple. As travelers journeyed east and west along the Silk Road, trading their goods and ideas, they brought with them hitchhiking apple seeds, discarded
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Hjertepatienter får samme behandling i hele DanmarkDansk Hjerteregister vurderet, at behandlingen af patienter med hjerteklapsygdom og forsnævring i kranspulsårerne har høj og ensartet kvalitet i Danmark.
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6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knees today, they found that modern humans tend to have more osteoarthritis. (Image credit: Philippe Sellem/Paul Demri/ Voisin/Science Source)
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Can Humans Understand Chimps? In the video I’m watching, a chimpanzee reaches out and lightly grabs its partner’s mouth. “Give me that,” it might be saying. Or perhaps, “Stop it.” In another scene, two chimps are sitting in a tree and one of them shakes a branch. Perhaps it wants to be groomed, or followed, or carried. In yet another clip, a chimp holds out its hand. Is it seeking companionship, asking for food, or demanding
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Forsker: Tvivlsomt, at amerikanske diplomater blev udsat for lydvåbenTo amerikanske diplomater er ifølge flere medier blevet udsat for et 'akustisk angreb', der blandt andet har forårsaget nedsat hørelse. Det lyder yderst tvivlsomt, mener dansk forsker.
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A little democracy could go a long way The Middle East is freezing out Qatar. A science academy could help — and would set an important precedent for the region, says Ehsan Masood. Nature 548 261 doi: 10.1038/548261a
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It-kriminelle er begyndt at hyre danskere til 'support' Bliver du udsat for et »din computer er inficeret, ring til os med det samme!«-angreb på din computer, risikerer du nu at få en dansker i røret som 'kundesupporter'. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-kriminelle-begyndt-at-hyre-danskere-support-1079082 Version2
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Precision medicine opens the door to scientific wellness preventive approaches to suicideResearchers have developed a more precise way of diagnosing suicide risk, by developing blood tests that work in everybody, as well as more personalized blood tests for different subtypes of suicidality that they have newly identified, and for different psychiatric high-risk groups. The work, led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, is reported in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
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Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered areaA University of Queensland discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). UQ Queensland Brain Institute scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories. Disrupted connections in the amygdala, an ancient part of the brain, are linked to anxie
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VIDEO: Hexacopter laver hidtil uset luftakrobatikETH Zürich har præsenteret en drone med seks individuelt justerbare propeller, der åbner for nye manøvremuligheder.
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Should we transplant pig organs into humans? | Chas Newkey-Burden and Susan WattsWith a breakthrough in gene editing, the prospect of breeding animals to harvest their organs looms. Chas Newkey-Burden and Susan Watts go head to head Pigs are intelligent creatures with social instincts and emotional depth. We are so closely related to them that their hearts can replace our own. But what sort of person would kill a relative for spare parts? Continue reading...
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Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border Enlarge / A US Customs and Border Protection officer checks identifications as people cross into the United States from Mexico on September 23, 2016 in San Ysidro, California. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images News ) If a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount of surveillance technologies used against immigrants and, i
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Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not moreLightning—once one of nature's biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way.
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The Hormone Myth"Mary is really bitchy today; she must be on the rag." Comments like this are all too common, and are misguided. In her new book, Robyn Stein DeLuca dispels the myths about how hormones affect women's moods and mental health, myths that have contributed to unequal treatment of women. Junk science supported the myths; good science debunks them.
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Grise rykker et skridt nærmere som organdonorer til mennesker Forskere har slukket for nogle virusgener, der har sat en stopper for griseorganer i mennesker.
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Dagens Medicin

Højere risiko for hjerte-kar-sygdom lige efter blodforgiftning og lungebetændelseStudie viser sammenhæng mellem blodforgiftning eller lungebetændelse og øget risiko for hjerte-kar-sygdomme.
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Diabetes kan behandles med immunterapiNyt studie viser, at immunterapi kan være en sikker behandling af type 1-diabetes
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Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes publicA bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the global rideshare titan.
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Facebook samples China's potential with sneaky appFacebook's sneaky launch of a photo-sharing app in China, where its social network is banned, gives it a small taste of the massive market's potential, but it may have to settle for just that for now.
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NASA: let's say something to Voyager 1 on 40th anniversary of launchNASA is seeking suggestions from the public for a message to beam far, far out into space to the probe Voyager 1 in time for the 40th anniversary of its launch.
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Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls dischargeThe public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge.
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Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience itProminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.
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Immigrant detention centers referred to as family centers, but resemble prisonsDespite federal officials labeling centers where immigrant women and their families are held as family detention centers or release programs as "Alternative to Detention," University of Kansas researchers found the detention complexes function like jails and prisons and that ATD programs are essentially expanded surveillance schemes.
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Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divideMainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change.
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Development of local food systems help bridge gap among people with different viewsOne of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action.
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Kansas well owners, non-well owners have different watering routines during droughtsDuring California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents cutting back on water usage as a conservation measure.
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Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary taleResearchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a new piece to the puzzle of how these bone-crushing top predators evolved over millions of years.
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Lungs in space: research project could lead to new lung therapeuticsSpace travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment. While much is known about how different parts of the body react in space, how lungs are affected by spaceflight has received little attention until now, say researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Houston Methodist Research Ins
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'Acidic patch' regulates access to genetic informationChromatin remodelers—protein machines that pack and unpack chromatin, the tightly wound DNA-protein complex in cell nuclei—are essential and powerful regulators for critical cellular processes, such as replication, recombination and gene transcription and repression. In a new study published Aug. 2 in the journal Nature, a team led by researchers from Princeton University unravels more details on
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High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggleHerbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows—in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee."
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Stanford-professor til lovgivere: Kom i gang med regulering af kunstig intelligens Frygten for et nært forestående robot-apokalypse har taget fokus væk fra et reelt behov for at diskutere lovgivning af kunstig intelligens, mener Stanford-professor. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/juraprofessor-vi-har-brug-ai-regulering-1079061 Version2
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Development of local food systems help bridge gap among people with different viewsWork by a University of Kansas researcher shows that the development of local food systems in Kansas and Missouri could help bridge ideological gaps, especially as the process of sharing sustainable farming knowledge.
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Kansas well owners, non-well owners have different watering routines during droughtsA University of Kansas researcher who examines water conservation policy and the habits of well owners in Kansas found that well owners are more likely to found that well ownership is significantly correlated to increased watering during droughts.
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Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divideAn early look at ongoing work by a University of Kansas researcher examines alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change.
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Immigrant detention centers referred to as family centers, but resemble prisonsUniversity of Kansas researchers in interviews with attorneys found immigrant detention complexes function like jails and prisons.
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GPs in England 'unconfident' discussing physical activity with patients – report Less than two-thirds of doctors feel confident discussing activity levels and almost a third have never heard of national guidelines The majority of doctors in England are unfamiliar with recommended levels of physical activity, with fewer than two-thirds confident about discussing the topic with their patients, researchers have revealed. Set out in July 2011 by the Chief Medical Office, national
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Live Science

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentA urinary tract infection is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.
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Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary taleResearchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.
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An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infectionPrinceton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).
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Genome sequencing method can detect clinically relevant mutations using 5 CTCsWhole genome sequencing using long fragment read (LFR), a technology that can analyze the entire genomic content of small numbers of cells, detected potentially targetable mutations using only five circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a patient with metastatic breast cancer.
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Clinical appearance and unusual imaging findings of pediatric ketamine overdoseCase report on a 10-month-old infant who inadvertently ingested ketamine. The paper offers detailed clinical information and unusual MRI findings.
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DJI Rolls Out 'Local Data Mode' for Drones After US Army Ban Over Unknown 'Cyber Vulnerabilities' Photo: AP Weeks after the US Army told personnel to immediately shelve all drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, citing unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products,” the company has introduced a new “local data mode” for its apps. “We are creating local data mode to address the needs of our enterprise customers, including public and private organizations that are using DJI
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Efter voldgiftskendelse: Tryg anerkender MgO-skaderEntreprenører og rådgivere kan ikke undskylde brugen af fugtsugende MgO-plader med, at de ikke kunne vide bedre. Det fastslog en voldgiftkendelse før sommerferien. Derfor betaler Tryg nu erstatning til ramte boligejere.
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These Are The Car Parts That Are OK To Cheap Out On Image credit: Razor512/Flickr There are certain things in life you shouldn’t cut corners on. Surgery comes to mind. Tattoos: another good answer. Absolutely for toilet paper and sushi. But you don’t need to pay top dollar for some of the things for your car. Last week, I asked you guys which car parts were alright to cheap out on . And let me be clear: “cheap out on” doesn’t mean buying the lowes
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This Philosopher Thinks Psychedelic Drugs Lead to the Truth of Experience One philosopher believes psychedelic drugs are a gateway to truth and knowledge. Read More
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Even ‘healthy’ overweight people have a higher cardiac riskBeing overweight or obese is linked to coronary heart disease and heart attacks even when a person has healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
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White Supremacists Are Crowdsourcing a Lawsuit Against Charlottesville for Allegedly Violating Their Rights Photo: AP This weekend, at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a horde of Nazis, white supremacists, neo-Confederate militiamen and other members of the so-called alt-right ran rampant, brawling in the streets and toting a veritable arsenal of weaponry. One alleged member of a neo-Nazi group called Vanguard America, James Alex Fields Jr., was arrested on suspicion of driving
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'Alt-Right' Leaders Won't Condemn Ramming Suspect The white nationalist leaders who helped organize a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia two days ago that turned bloody gave a press conference in Virginia in which they refused to condemn the man suspected of driving his car into a crowd of protesters and dismissed President Trump’s statement disavowing white supremacists earlier that day. White nationalists have been struggling to distance the
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Amazon's Good Omens Miniseries Will Star Michael Sheen and David Tennant Image: HarperTorch We already knew a Good Omens miniseries was heading to Amazon next year—but now we know who’ll be starring in the Neil Gaiman-Terry Pratchett adaptation, which will run for six one-hour episodes: Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Can you guess who’ll play which role? According to Variety : The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final jud
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Biomaterial package delivers chemo and fights resistance Researchers have created a new material that allows the effective delivery of both chemotherapy drugs and gene therapy designed to fight drug resistance. Clinicians today have an arsenal of more than 200 drugs at their disposal for treating a range of cancers—68 drugs were approved between 2011 and 2016 alone. Many chemotherapeutic agents pose stubborn challenges, however: they cause serious side
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Try On Some Attractive Privé Reveaux Sunglasses For Just $22-$24 Each. [Update: New Glasses Added] Privé Revaux Sunglasses, $24 with code PRIVER20 If you missed out on our exclusive Privé Revaux discount earlier in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 50 different frames for just $24 each, because sunglass season isn’t over yet. Update : Privé just added a few of their most popular styles to sale for 25% off with promo code PRIVER25. I own the Asssassin. Just check out all of the sty
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Nanomaterials help spiders spin the toughest stuffSpiders' silk is already tough stuff -- just ask your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. But now, researchers in Italy and the UK have found a way to make Spidey's silk a lot stronger, using various different spider species and carbon nanotubes or graphene.
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'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart diseaseCarrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.
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Why Some Say the Eclipse Is Best Experienced in a CrowdHuman behavior researchers offer four reasons why it's worth experiencing totality in a large group, even if the toilets overflow.
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"Textalyzer" Aims at Deadly Distracted DrivingA new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: After Charlottesville What We’re Following What Happened in Charlottesville: Over the weekend, clashes between protesters at a white supremacist rally turned deadly: A man drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring 19 other people, and two state troopers died in a helicopter crash while policing the protests. President Trump drew heavy criticism for his first response to the event
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Nanomaterials help spiders spin the toughest stuffSpiders' silk is already tough stuff—just ask your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.
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Ars Technica

Researchers may have devised a sensitive test for new particles The ATLAS detector at the LHC. Light interacts with matter all the time. Blue skies, green leaves, and the colors of the rainbow all come about because of the scattering of light. But light doesn't scatter off itself. In fact, under Maxwell's equations, which originally defined electromagnetism, light can't scatter off itself. As with many other things, however, quantum mechanics showed that what
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DOJ Demands Troves of Data About Visitors to Anti-Trump Website A DOJ warrant seeks information about visitors to a website promoting Inauguration Day protests. (Photo: Getty) A web hosting provider has revealed the US Justice Department’s efforts to obtain records about an activist website established to coordinate “mass protests to shut down the inauguration of Donald Trump.” In a blog post titled, “ We Fight for the Users ”—but which sadly contained not a
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Smart Locks Used by Airbnb Get Bricked by Software Update GIF GIF Source: Lockstate There are many reasons not to buy a smart lock, but high on the list is the risk of getting remotely locked out of your shit. For hundreds of customers using Lockstate’s smart locks, that potentiality became a reality last week—with some Airbnb users getting screwed the hardest. Lockstate CEO Nolan Mondrow wrote a letter to customers who were affected by the screw up on
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Tech Companies Have the Tools to Confront White SupremacyAfter Charlottesville, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of Silicon Valley should take a firmer stand against white supremacy on their platforms.
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The Only Job Humanoid Robots Are Good at Is Making Hilarious GIFs GIF Boston Dynamics’ founder, Marc Raibert, recently gave a TED Talk where he trotted out some of the company’s recent innovations . The talk mostly features robot tricks we’ve seen before, except for a brilliant outtake of ATLAS trying to help out in a cafeteria that probably serves as the most accurate look at what life with humanoid robots will be like for the next few decades. Raibert’s lab,
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Ars Technica

Update gone wrong leaves 500 smart locks inoperable Enlarge (credit: LockState ) Hundreds of Internet-connected locks became inoperable last week after a faulty software update caused them to experience a fatal system error, manufacturer LockState said. The incident is the latest reminder that the so-called Internet of Things—in which locks, thermostats, and other everyday appliances are embedded with small Internet-connected computers—often provi
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘Racism Is Evil’ Today in 5 Lines President Trump specifically denounced “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend—two days after he gave a statement condemning violence “on many sides.” Trump attacked Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck pharmaceuticals, on Twitter, after the executive announced he was resigning from a positi
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Earth in SuspensionA total solar eclipse is not just the momentary theft of day. It is a profound interruption of the world as we know it.
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More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in YemenThe outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
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A Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Is Now Wildly Out of Control Women are treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen. (Image: AP) With the civil war in Yemen now having entered into its third year, the beleaguered Middle Eastern nation is having to contend with the devastating impacts of conflict, including disease. An alarming report from the World Health Organization estimates that some 500,000 Yemenis have contracted cholera si
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Ars Technica

South Australia okays giant solar thermal plant from SolarReserve Enlarge / A rendering by SolarReserve of what the Aurora site will look like after it’s completed. (credit: SolarReserve ) On Monday the South Australian government awarded a key contract to a company called SolarReserve to build a 150MW solar thermal plant near Port Augusta. The California-based company uses giant mirrors, called heliostats, to direct sunlight to a thermal tower that heats molte
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The Atlantic

The Massacre That Ended the Arab Spring Four years ago today, the Arab Spring—or what was left of it—ended with a massacre. There were only two countries with largely peaceful democratic transitions. One of them was Tunisia; one of them was Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous nation and a bellwether for the region. On August 14, 2013, six weeks after a military coup against the Muslim Brotherhood-led government, over 800 people were
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Older cancer patients rate own physical abilities as better than their caregivers doOlder cancer patients and their caregivers often differ in their assessment of the patient's physical abilities, with caregivers generally rating the patient's physical function as poorer, according to a new study published in The Oncologist.
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Evidence on cannabis for chronic pain and PTSDThe scientific evidence is too limited to make firm conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of cannabis and cannabinoid products in treating chronic pain or post traumatic stress syndrome. The results of two systematic evidence reviews from the US Department of Veterans Affairs are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Discord Shuts Down White Supremacist Servers In Wake Of Charlottesville Rally [UPDATE] Gaming chat client Discord has banned servers and several users linked to white supremacist and Nazi ideologies, according to a tweet sent out from the official Discord account. “Discord’s mission is to bring people together around gaming,” their statement on Twitter read. “We will continue to take action against white supremacy, nazi ideology, and all forms of hate.” Saturday’s Charlottesville r
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Ars Technica

HBO hackers release Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes Enlarge / Larry David likely doesn't think the hacks are pretty good, pretty pretty good . (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Hackers who broke into HBO's computer systems last month continue to release the network's content, including episodes of the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm , which is slated to air in October. The latest content dump, reported earlier today by The Associated Press
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