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Spray-on electric rainbows: Making safer electrochromic inksA flick of a switch, and electrochromic films change their colors. Now they can be applied more safely and more commonly thanks to an innovative chemical process that makes them water soluble. They can be sprayed and printed, instead of being confined behind safety implements to handle volatile solvents and their toxic fumes.
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Researchers clarify mystery about proposed battery materialA compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new MIT study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about the material's usefulness for this task.
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Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You? Adult C. elegans worms with embryos inside them. Image: Adam Klosin, CRG. Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not everything we inherit is encoded in the letters of our DNA. An affinity for Russian literature might be something your parents passed on via social influence, reading it to you before bedtime, j
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Ancient Carnivorous Dread-Possum Is Upending the History of Mammals A reconstruction of the Anatoliadelphys maasae. Image: Peter Schouten During the 65 million years following the extinction of the dinosaurs, the success story of the mammals has been more than a little imbalanced. Eutherians (placental mammals like dogs, horses, you and I) had an evolutionary rager, exploding in diversity and filling vacant ecological roles across the Northern Hemisphere. Metathe
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Winning: Trump Dissolves Two Advisory Councils After Advisors Flee in Protest [Updated] Donald Trump, a self-declared businessman, negotiated himself out of even more of his presidential responsibility this afternoon: Following a slew of defections this week, he announced plans (via Twitter, of course) to disband two White House advisory councils composed of top American business leaders. Truly, the loyalty of remaining CEOs like Michael Dell, Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, and Wal
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A surveillance state is no fix for Brexit’s Irish border issueThe UK has called for "technology-based solutions" to manage the Irish border, but tracking the flow of goods and people could mean intrusive surveillance
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Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the fourth timeCompetitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon
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Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concernThe spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals and humans, say the authors of a new study.
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Put Your USB Battery Packs to Use This Winter With a Heated Base Layer Warmth on demand isn’t just science fiction anymore. Polar Seal clothes give you the ability to add even more warmth to your winter layers with built-in warming elements, powered by any standard USB battery pack. The two heating zones and three heating levels are controlled by the waterproof buttons on your wrist. Preorder it now through Kickstarter and automatically save $30 , or grab a two-pack
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No Matter What Happens To Tesla, The Model S Is An Amazing Machine “ You park it,” the brusque, fifty-something attendant told me as he stared down a Tesla Model S . As far as I could tell, this Brooklyn parking garage had a simple protocol: drivers leave their keys with the attendant on-duty, thereby allowing them to find whatever spot fits into the Tetris-like equation that New York City garages compute on a daily basis. Not this time. I was driving a $140,000
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Beating the Odds for Lucky Mutations In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, in New York, she accidentally irradiated millions of E. coli with a lethal dose of ultraviolet light. When she returned the following day to check on the samples, they were all dead — except for one, in which four bacterial c
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Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activityResearchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated how it is possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of the user, as well as other people in the device's immediate vicinity.
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Modern genetic sequencing tools give clearer picture of how corals are relatedAs corals face threats from ocean warming, a new study uses the latest genetic-sequencing tools to help unravel the relationships between three similar-looking corals.
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Survey examines pubic hair grooming-related injuriesPubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology.
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Lawyers clash over an imaged hard drive as Waymo v. Uber hurtles toward trial Enlarge / An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO—During a heated court hearing here today, Waymo lawyers accused Uber's law firm, Morrison Foerster, of violating a court order by not handing over documents that Waymo says were illegally downloaded from Google. Waymo filed a lawsuit in February , claiming that t
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Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in miceAn experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented a recurrence within 300 days, a study found.
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Stop thinking your wife is bad with moneyWhen a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it's reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow.
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A new critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua'iA new tree species, Melicope stonei (Rutaceae or citrus family), endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. The newly described Melicope is apparently restricted to unique old growth forest featuring a combination of tree species that are only found on Kaua'i.
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Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TVRonald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.
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Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs in UKUS online retail titan Amazon will create more than 1,000 new jobs next year with the opening of a new warehouse in Britain, under plans unveiled Wednesday.
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Giant Tortoise Apprehended 140 Meters From Zoo Two Weeks After Daring Escape Image: Asahi Simbun/YouTube A female Aldabra giant tortoise named Abuh who had escaped from a Japanese zoo earlier this month has been found just a few steps away from the facility. Which got us wondering: Just how far could a 121 pound tortoise travel in 16 days? As reported in ChannelNewsAsia, Abuh made her daring escape on August 1st, breaking free from the Shibukawa Animal Park in Okayama pre
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Сould life begin in oil?Paul Bracher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Saint Louis University, and his research team have been awarded a three-year $597,380 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study what life might look like on other planets - or, here on earth - if it began in oil.
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Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yieldWithout advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve complex problems. For example, satellite data is being harnessed by researchers at the University of Illinois for a more complete
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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movementsScientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities -- an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.
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Cell cycle-blocking drugs can shrink tumors by enlisting immune system in attack on cancerStudy explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers . CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune system to attack tumor cells. CDK4/6 inhibitors can also enhance anti-cancer effect of immunotherapy agents.
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Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discoverNew research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells. This could provide new targets for developing cancer therapies, according to research led by scientists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology.
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Using barcodes to trace cell developmentThere are various concepts about how blood cells develop. However, they are based almost exclusively on experiments that solely reflect snapshots. In a publication in Nature, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg now present a novel technique that captures the process in a dynamic way. Using a 'random generator,' the researchers label hematopoietic stem cells with genetic
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Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddyThe majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now suddenly also a potential therapeutic target. Researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute publish these findings in the leading journal Nature on Aug. 16.
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Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on EarthResearch led by the Australian National University has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.
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Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfishObservations of 'Jellyfish galaxies' with ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed a previously unknown way to fuel supermassive black holes. It seems the mechanism that produces the tentacles of gas and newborn stars that give these galaxies their nickname also makes it possible for the gas to reach the central regions of the galaxies, feeding the black hole that lurks in each of them and causing
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Zika pandemic study shows health authorities can improve communication and monitoringResearchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who studied health monitoring and communication during the recent Zika pandemic have proposed ways for health authorities to better contain future pandemics. Steps such as improving the readability of public health messages and announcing early can help authorities better contain pandemics, improve infection control and reduce public anxiety.
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Moving beyond nudges to improve health and health care policiesWith countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy.
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Tough, self-healing rubber developedImagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
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Stop thinking your wife is bad with moneyWhen a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it's reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow, a new study warns.
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Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teensGenerally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone.
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Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poachingThe sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialization encroaches on its natural habitat -- which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometers globally -- while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on pushing the species into extinction.
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At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds With so many dedicated to solving nature's riddles at CERN, it's hard not to think of it as a modern cathedral, a link between reason and mystery, a place of pilgrimage, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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A Play That Tests Ethical Questions in Real-Time The trolley problem, that hoary old mainstay of philosophy syllabi and drunken ethical squabbles, is, to put it bluntly, hot right now. Just this year, it’s popped up in episodes of both Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange Is the New Black , as characters wrestled with the principles of utilitarianism and what it means to try to do good in the world. It’s also become a meme, as New York ’s Selec
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At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics For all the hype that surrounds them, probiotics—products that contain supposedly beneficial bacteria—have rarely proven their worth in large , rigorous studies. There are good reasons for this disappointing performance. The strains in most commercially produced probiotics were chosen for historical reasons, because they were easy to grow and manufacture, and not because they are well-adapted to
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The Origin Story of Animals Is a Song of Ice and Fire Around 717 million years ago, the Earth turned into a snowball. Most of the ocean, if not all of it, was frozen at its surface. The land, which was aggregated into one big supercontinent, was also covered in mile-thick ice. And then, everything changed. Volcanoes released enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to trap the sun’s heat and trigger global warming. The ice melted, and the surface o
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Cancer is way more likely to kill you if you rely on 'natural' therapies Health Chemotherapy is brutal, but crucial. A cancer diagnosis is frightening. But that doesn't mean denial is the answer.
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Why NASA Is Launching Massive Balloons of Bacteria During the Eclipse Image Courtesy of Montana State University Monday’s total solar eclipse will provide some much-needed wholesome enjoyment for all of us here in the United States. To make things even sweeter, NASA—in collaboration with researchers at Montana State University—will be seizing the opportunity to launch some giant balloons during the event. Scientists aren’t sending up balloons because they’re super
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Researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gasFrom the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. Bandosz comes a groundbreaking development with the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas.
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Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matterA potential new state of matter is being reported in the journal Nature, with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common. The ability to find similarities and differences among classes of materials with phenomena such as this helps researchers establish the essential ingredients that cause novel functional
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Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is DeadDr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.
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An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predictsAs life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged over 65 according to a new English analysis of care needs in 2011 compared to 1991.
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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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Drug-delivering micromotors treat their first bacterial infection in the stomachNanoengineers 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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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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Which research results in mice will help humans with MS? Now there's a way to tellResearchers have developed and successfully tested a method for determining how relevant to the human disease findings are from mouse models.
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Cancer Check During Surgery Cancer Check During Surgery Ultrafast lasers may better distinguish cancerous tissue during surgery, defining tumor margins and helping improve outcomes. Cancer Diagnosis During Surgery Video of Cancer Diagnosis During Surgery Human Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:45 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- An interview with Michael Giacomelli, a postdoctoral fellow from the Massach
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How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layerThe next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer.
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Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfishAn Italian-led team of astronomers used the MUSE (Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile to study how gas can be stripped from galaxies. They focused on extreme examples of jellyfish galaxies in nearby galaxy clusters, named after the remarkable long "tentacles" of material that extend for tens of thousands of light-yea
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Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on EarthResearch led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.
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Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in InfantsAn oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India.
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This Enigmatic Dinosaur May Be the Missing Link in an Evolution MysteryA bizarre-looking dinosaur discovered by a young boy in Chile may be the missing link showing how members of one major dinosaur lineage evolved into a completely new dinosaur group, a new study finds.
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How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human CivilizationIf Moore’s law continues, electronic devices will consume more than half the world’s energy budget within 20 years. To prevent that, we need a fundamentally new material.
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Ditch That Landline and Use Google Home InsteadNow you can call any person or business from your Google Home, like the world's smartest speakerphone.
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China's Embrace of Embryo Selection Raises Thorny QuestionsFertility centers are making a massive push to increase preimplanatation genetic diagnosis in a bid to eradicate certain diseases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Watch: Biologists are saving this Sierra Nevada frog The mountain yellow-legged frog population is beginning to grow again after a mysterious fungus nearly wiped the frogs out, thanks to the rescue efforts of researchers. For more than two decades, biologist Roland Knapp has been working with mountain yellow-legged frogs in the Sierras. Based at the University of California, Santa Barbara-managed Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, Knapp has
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Netflix vegan hit What the Health serves up lots of bad scienceCampaigning vegans will change nothing if they embrace bad science and conspiracy theories when making the health case for their diet, says Anthony Warner
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Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yieldWithout advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range -- from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve complex problems. For example, satellite data is being harnessed by researchers at the University of Illinois for a more compl
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City College researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gasFrom the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. Bandosz comes a groundbreaking development with the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas.
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Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matterA potential new state of matter is being reported in the journal Nature, with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields, the phenomenon of electronic symmetry breaking is common.
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UMass Amherst researchers find 'switch' that turns on immune cells' tumor-killing abilityMolecular biologists led by Leonid Pobezinsky and his wife and research collaborator Elena Pobezinskaya at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have published results that for the first time show how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on their cell-killing activities.
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Baltimore Takes Down Its Confederate Monuments The city of Baltimore took down four Confederate monuments overnight, less than a week after white nationalists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, in support of a monument to Robert E. Lee. “They needed to come down,” the city’s Democratic mayor, Catherine Pugh, said on Wednesday morning. “We moved as quickly as we could.” In the wake of Charlottesville, where the weekend’s demonstrations and
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Making surgery safer by helping doctors see nervesA new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair.
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Borrowing a Clever Trick From Birds, This Smart Glider Could One Day Fly Forever Without a Motor GIF While scouring large swaths of land for prey, predators like hawks and eagles will often take advantage of rising thermals to stay airborne and glide for extended periods with minimal effort. Humans have copied this approach which allows sailplanes to fly without a motor, but Microsoft is now teaching an AI how to pilot an autonomous plane powered by this natural phenomenon. Grade school scie
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Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain developmentA popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature review finds that much of the evidence for that theory misinterprets adolescent exploratory behavior as impulsive and that much of what appears to be impulsivity is behavior that is often guided by the desire to learn about
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CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infectionsResearchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UC San Diego have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an oft
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How future volcanic eruptions will impact Earth's ozone layerThe next major volcanic eruption could kick-start chemical reactions that would seriously damage the planet's already besieged ozone layer. The extent of damage to the ozone layer that results from a large, explosive eruption depends on complex atmospheric chemistry, including the levels of human-made emissions in the atmosphere. Using sophisticated chemical modeling, researchers explored what wou
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The nerve-guiding 'labels' that may one day help re-establish broken nervous connectionsWorking with fruit flies, scientists have identified different labels that attract and control specific nerves. In theory, the 'right' labels may re-form nervous connections if delivered to the site of injury.
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New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nervesA new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of repair.
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Harvard researchers develop tough, self-healing rubberImagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
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Moving beyond nudges to improve health and health care policiesWith countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists led by Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy.
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Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain developmentAfter decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a team of scientists examined the maturation of astrocytes in 3-D structures grown in culture dishes to resemble human brain tissue. The study, published in Neuron, confirms the lab-grown cells develop at the same rate as those f
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Researchers discover fundamental pathology behind ALSIdentifying the basic cellular malfunction underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and a form of dementia opens the pathway to developing treatments to prevent the disease by preserving neurons.
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Therapeutic cocktail could restore motor skills after spinal cord injury, strokeAfter spinal cord injury or stroke, axons originating in the brain's cortex and along the spinal cord become damaged, disrupting motor skills. Now, according to new findings published today in Neuron, a team of scientists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed a method to promote axon regrowth after injury.
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Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concernThe spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals and humans, say the authors of a new study.
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Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areas Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric environments.
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Deadly drug-resistant fungus sparks outbreaks in UK—and it’s stalking US Enlarge / A strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at the CDC. (credit: CDC ) More than 200 patients in more than 55 UK hospitals were discovered by healthcare workers to be infected or colonized by the multi-drug resistant fungus Candida auris , a globally emerging yeast pathogen that has experts nervous. Three of the hospitals experienced large outbreaks, which as of Monday were all d
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Trump Knows Exactly What He’s Doing President Trump’s short press conference Tuesday afternoon was remarkable for seeming cogent. In so many of his public statements Trump wanders, free-associates, digresses, and seems either incapable or uninterested in piecing together complete sentences. The fact that he didn’t seem to be improvising made his defense of some of those who participated in a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesvil
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The Eclipse Conspiracy The scientists are all talking like it’s a sure thing. On August 21, the “moon” will pass between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the light of the latter. The government agency NASA says this will result in “one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights.” The astronomers there claim to have calculated down to the minute exactly when and where this will happen, and for how long. They have reportedly
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Should You Try to Take a Photo of the Total Eclipse? Most full moons, I try in vain to take a photo of our nearest celestial companion, and wind up posting something terribly blurry on Instagram. But even my best shots don’t depict what the scene feels like; I can only hope to preserve a piece of that feeling. So for something as rare and fleeting as a total eclipse, should I even try? Eclipse chasers are mixed on this, and many say eclipse novices
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Fiat Chrysler, BMW, and Intel announce plans to build self-driving tech Enlarge / Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne speaks at an event in Michigan on August 26, 2016. (credit: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is joining forces with BMW and Intel to develop self-driving car technology, the company announced on Wednesday . FCA is joining an existing alliance between BMW and Intel that also included Mobileye, the self-driving technol
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Gold shines through properties of nano biosensorsWith their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. An international research team has now shown that the fluorescence is an intrinsic property of the gold nanoparticles themselves. The researchers used Au20, go
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Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kidsExpectant mothers may want to consider adopting today's trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behavior in their offspring. Researchers found that mothers who are exposed to high levels of stress during pregnancy have kids who are more than twice as likely to have chronic symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder.
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Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detectionResearchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient's internal organs in a single MRI. The strategy could serve as a research tool and even ai
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Estrogen receptor stem cells found in mammary glandsOne of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. Researchers have now identified a novel lineage - restricted stem cell in the mammary gland. In the future, this model will be used to assess whether the clinical heterogeneity observed in breast cancers arises from their diffe
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New plant discovered in ShetlandScientists have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland -- with its evolution only having occurred in the last 200 years.
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phonesSupercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers have found a way to improve all three problems in one stroke.
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Voter behavior influenced by hot weatherHot weather can affect human behavior and has been linked to political rebellions and riots. A new study, the first to examine the influence of changes in temperature on peaceful and democratic political behavior, finds that voter behavior can change with increases in state-level temperature. For every 10C rise in temperature, voter turnout increased by 1.4 percent. In addition, when the weather w
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A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forestCharacterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Thus, a Brazilian team of researchers spent a decade monitoring a semi-deciduous forest located in an ecologi
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Snip, Snip, Ouch: Pubic Hair Grooming Injuries May Be More Common Than You ThinkFor those who prefer no hair "down there," beware: Pubic hair grooming injuries may be more common than you think.
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White Nationalists Are Flocking to Genetic Ancestry Tests--with Surprising ResultsSometimes they find they are not as “white” as they’d hoped -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Image: TriStar Film, especially science fiction, has always loved to explore the future we are most afraid of. That’s why nukes have been lighting up the screen for decades, with recent events have made the theme more timely and scarier than ever. Here are the nine most nightmare-inducing movies about nuclear attacks. Note: Dr. Strangelove , Miracle Mile , and other co
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GOP lawmakers shamed on billboards for trying to repeal net neutrality rules Fight for the Future Pro-net neutrality activist group Fight for the Future has put up a series of billboards shaming Republican members of Congress who want to eliminate the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules and classification of broadband providers as common carriers. The billboards in the lawmakers' home states urge people to contact their elected officials and say that
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Today's Best Deals: The Best Travel Pillow, Xbox Gift Cards, Custom Suits, and More Our readers’ favorite travel pillow , Amazon’s one-day bag sale , and your last chance to save on a custom tailored suit lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb Microsoft Surface 3 , $255 Microsoft’s Surface 3 is a little long in the tooth at this point , but if you happen to be in the market for a tablet that runs
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A new critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua'iA new tree species, endemic to the floristically rich high Hawaiian island Kaua'i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. First collected and documented as early as 1988, the new species, Melicope stonei, has been officially described and named in the open access journal PhytoKeys.
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Hypothermia after stroke reduces dynamin levels and neuronal cell deathA new study has shown that following brain ischemia caused by cerebral blockage in mice both immediate and delayed reduction in body temperature helped limit cell death and levels of a protein called dynamin.
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China's making major progress with its aircraft carrier tech From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Say hello to China's first catapult-equipped carrier. China's first catapult-equipped carrier is making progress in key areas like aircraft and electronics. Read on.
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Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley – Science Weekly podcastHannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist
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What Is the 'Alt-Left'? For Starters, Not a ThingStop trying to make fetch happen.
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Gold shines through properties of nano biosensorsWith their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling.
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AMC Theaters Is Not Happy About the New Super Cheap MoviePass Service Image: Wikicommons / Svlightning18 You probably saw this coming. The long embattled theatrical movie subscription service MoviePass blew everyone’s minds on Tuesday with an unbelievably cheap service that would seem to undermine the economics of moviegoing, and now, the largest movie theater chain in America is threatening legal action . AMC Theaters wants to block MoviePass subscribers from usin
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Scratch ‘n sniff test could track Alzheimer’s Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk. By the time you start losing your memory, it’s almost too late, as the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease may already have been going on for as long as twenty years. That’s why there is so much scientific interest in findin
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Cross Section: Dame Stephanie Shirley – Science Weekly podcast Hannah Devlin speaks with the IT pioneer about her life as a woman in tech, having a son with autism, and how it all led to her later role as a philanthropist Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter In 1962, Stephanie Shirley - now Dame Stephanie Shirley - set up the computing company Freelance Programmers with jus
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How Dota 2 stability helped new blood succeed at The International 2017 Enlarge / Liquid captain "KuroKy" hoists the Aegis of Champions for the first time. (credit: Valve ) 2017 was a year of firsts for The International Dota 2 Championships (TI). It was the first time a defending champion didn’t participate. It was the first time fan-favorite team Na'Vi failed to qualify or garner a direct invitation from Valve. By the end, it was also the first International with a
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On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, againPresident Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."
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That Bloody Photo of Steve Bannon Is Totally Fake Have you seen this photo of White House advisor Steve Bannon ? It’s been doing the rounds on Twitter for a few days now. But it’s totally fake. Well, it’s kind of fake. It’s mostly fake. It’s... a bit fake. Bannon is definitely in President Trump’s top-five favorite white nationalists who are currently serving in the White House. And the photo has gone viral as a particularly disgusting vision of
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Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past lifeNASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scientist, Dr Ken Williford. The 2020 mission builds on the successes of prior rovers, to make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or biosignatures - in their original spatial co
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Study: Stop thinking your wife is bad with moneyA new multistate study from researchers at BYU and Kansas State found when a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it's reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow
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Survey examines pubic hair grooming-related injuriesPubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology.
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Study examines initial events linked to sustained opioid useMost of the events that led to sustained prescription opioid use were not hospital events and associated procedures, but diagnoses that were either nonspecific or associated with spinal or other conditions for which opioid administration is not considered standard of care, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid useAn analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially reduce and delay opioid use; evidence for other interventions, such as cryotherapy and preoperative exercise, had less support, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Increased support could reduce attrition rates among general surgery residentsA new study found the attrition rate among medical residents training in general surgery was lower than previously determined -- just 8.8 percent instead of 20 percent -- and that program directors' attitudes and support for struggling residents and resident education were significantly different in high- and low-attrition programs.
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Maybe Apple's One Billion Dollar Original Content Push Will Actually Be Good None of these people should be involved. Photo: Getty So far, Apple’s original video content has been the least Apple-style product that Apple has produced in modern times. The few shows that the company has produced have committed a sin that’s even worse than being bad—they’re lame. Well, the company announced today that it’s digging into its bottomless coffers and actually making a major play t
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How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack ConteIt's been a weird 100 years for artists and creators, says musician and entrepreneur Jack Conte. The traditional ways we've turned art into money (like record sales) have been broken by the internet, leaving musicians, writers and artists wondering how to make a living. With Patreon, Conte has created a way for artists on the internet to get paid by their fans. Could payment platforms like this ch
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Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detectionResearchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging—MRI—multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient's internal organs in a single MRI. The str
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A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forestCharacterised with its immense biodiversity and high levels of endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades, demanding for such activities and their effects to be closely studied and monitored as part of the forest dynamics.
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Fish Are Eating Small Bits of Plastic Because It Smells Delicious Schooling Northern anchovies. (Image: Matthew Savoca) Each year, our civilization pours around eight million tons of plastic into the ocean , a portion of which ends up in the bellies of fish, and by consequence, our dinner plates. New research suggests that at least one species of fish isn’t ingesting this plastic debris by chance—they’re actually attracted to the smell. The Northern anchovy ( E
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129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plantsRadioactive 129I has travelled the equivalent of a third of the way round the globe, since being released from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the UK and France. The iodine's 15,000 km journey begins in the nuclear plants at Sellafield and La Hague and continues via the Arctic Ocean and then southward via the Grand Banks towards Bermuda, where it is found at very low concentrations about 20 ye
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How a CT Scan of an Olive Led to Man's Diagnosis of Crohn's DiseaseWhen a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck in his small intestine — and soon after, diagnosed him with Crohn's disease.
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Wax on, wax ouch: pubic grooming has a high injury rate, survey reveals A quarter of those who groom their pubic hair have suffered mishaps from cuts to burns and rashes – some requiring medical help – researchers have found Whether it’s shaving, waxing or laser hair removal, pubic grooming has become commonplace – but more than a quarter of those who remove hair have met with mishap in the process, research has revealed. The study found that 76% of US adults quizzed
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Monster mash: does the Frankenstein dinosaur solve the mystery of the Jurassic family tree? Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, named after the seven-year-old who discovered it, changes everything we thought we knew about dino evolution … Name: Chilesaurus diegosuarezi. Nickname: The Frankenstein dinosaur. Continue reading...
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Blood biopsy reveals unique, targetable genetic alterations in patients with rare cancerUsing fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to identify theoretically targetable genetic alterations in 66 percent of patients with cancer of unknown primary (CUP), a rare disease with seven to 12 cases per 100,000 people each year.
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Domestic abuse 'workshops' reduce repeat offending and harm to public -- studyFirst UK experiment on policing domestic abuse finds 35 percent fewer men reoffending against partners -- and reoffenders causing less harm to victims -- when mandated to attend charity-run discussion course. Researchers call on Government to approve rollout of program across England and Wales.
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Gold shines through properties of nano biosensorsWith their remarkable electrical and optical properties, along with biocompatibility, photostability and chemical stability, gold nanoclusters are gaining a foothold in a number of research areas, particularly in biosensing and biolabeling. An international research team has now shown that the fluorescence is an intrinsic property of the gold nanoparticles themselves. The researchers used Au20, go
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This week from AGU: New study details ocean's role in fourth-largest extinctionExtremely low oxygen levels in Earth's oceans could be responsible for extending the effects of a mass extinction that wiped out millions of species on Earth around 200 million years ago, according to a new study published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
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California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme Effort backed by the state’s flagship universities comes as US President Donald Trump shrugs off global warming. Nature 548 267 doi: 10.1038/548267a
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The 1850s Response to the Racism of 2017 Last night, Tucker Carlson took on the subject of slavery on his Fox News show. Slavery is evil, he noted. However, slavery permeated the ancient world, he said , as reflected in the on-screen graphics. Screengrab of Tucker Carlson’s Tuesday-night show On Twitter, recent University of Toronto English Ph.D. graduate Anthony Oliveira noted , “Here's Tucker Carlson right now on Fox making the *exact
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An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference It read like a poem—or, perhaps, an elegy. “We strongest this egregious bigotry, and no place in” And there the words ended: paper-printed snippets of the statement President Trump had delivered on Saturday , reacting to the events that had taken place in Charlottesville. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence,” he had said—before addin
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‘We Have 14 Black Deaf Americans With Ph.D.s—14’ In many ways, Gallaudet University looks like any other liberal-arts college in America: Brick buildings and leafy walkways are abundant on its campus in Washington, D.C. But at Gallaudet, American Sign Language (ASL) is the lingua franca, and creating space for deaf culture a main priority. Walking to class, students sign in rapid-fire bursts of kinetic language. Franklin Jones Jr. is one of tho
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For Crop Harvests, Every Degree of Warming CountsThe world can expect three to seven percent less yield for each degree rise in temperature -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers use lasers to weld spider silk to kevlar Enlarge (credit: National Park Service/J Schmidt ) Spider silk has some amazing material properties, so there's lots of enthusiasm for the prospect of using it to make something useful. Unfortunately, spiders aren't domesticated, and attempts to make the silk proteins in other organisms haven't been entirely successful. And then there's the matter of what to do with silk once you have it. It does
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Fish database could help eliminate the ultimate bait and switchFish fraud, the misrepresentation of cheaper fish as more expensive ones, is a rampant problem worldwide. Now in a study appearing ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they are making strides toward the development of a protein database capable of definitively identifying fish species. This information could help nab imposters of salmon, tuna and other popular fi
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Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poachingThe Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat - which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometres globally - while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on pushing the species into extinction.
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Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor findsIt's already known some fish have big hearts - at least during the winter.
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Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse As America prepares for the eclipse on Aug. 21, here are some basic facts about the phenomenon. (Image credit: Joel Ryan/AP)
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World's Greatest Trucker Tattoo Makes This Guy Look Like a Tiny Person Driving Another Human GIF If you’re going to endure all the pain and discomfort of getting a tattoo, you might as well ensure you’re getting inked with a memorable design. Truck driver Kenny Ollerenshaw raised the bar with a tattoo that makes him look like a tiny pilot controlling a humanoid robot. It apparently took tattoo artist Richard Batey of the Immortal Art Studio four hours to complete the design, which is eas
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The Concourse The Miserable Familiarity Of Nazis In America | Jezebel Peter Dinklage Asks Game of Th The Concourse The Miserable Familiarity Of Nazis In America | Jezebel Peter Dinklage Asks Game of Thrones Fans To Kindly Stop Adopting and Then Abandoning Huskies | Splinter Baltimore Removes All of Its Confederate Monuments Overnight After Charlottesville | The Root To White Folks Who Dance with Devils: ‘What Kind of Extremists Will You Be?’ |
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Physicists measure complementary properties using quantum clones(Phys.org)—In quantum mechanics, it's impossible to precisely and simultaneously measure the complementary properties (such as the position and momentum) of a quantum state. Now in a new study, physicists have cloned quantum states and demonstrated that, because the clones are entangled, it's possible to precisely and simultaneously measure the complementary properties of the clones. These measure
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Going 'green' with plant-based resinsAirplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together—epoxy thermosets—are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports in ACS' journal Macromolecules that they have created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices "greener."
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German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smileyGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley—and on a good day it's one with a heart.
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Mechanized underwear fights lower back pain Combining the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech, a team of engineers has designed a smart, mechanized undergarment that could help prevent lower back pain. “I’m sick of Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne being the only ones with performance-boosting supersuits.” Well over half of all adults will experience low back pain in their lifetimes, and the condition is estimated to cost $30 bi
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Expert panel reviews neuraminidase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of influenzaAn ECDC expert opinion concludes that there is clear evidence supporting the use of neuraminidase inhibitors in the treatment and prevention of influenza. Moreover, the current recommendations in European countries on the use of the neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir and zanamivir are appropriate and should be applied by prescribing physicians.
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Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detectionResearchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient's internal organs in a single MRI. T
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Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer's disease?Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.
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Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor findsA University of Guelph professor has identified a protein that enables fish to change the size of their hearts based on the temperature of the water. Understanding how fish are able to naturally add and remove collagen could lead to the development of treatment modalities for humans that enables a more controlled way for the heart to repair itself after a heart attack.
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Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teensGenerally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teen-agers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone.
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The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms It could have been so much worse. Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with anti-social personalities carrying sub-military firearms. It could just as easily have been one—or more—of those gun-carriers who made the decision to kill. If so, Americans might this week be mourning not one life l
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Scientists discover new plant in ShetlandScientists at the University of Stirling have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland - with its evolution only having occurred in the last 200 years.
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Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphoneYou are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's Okanagan campus.
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Biophysics explains how immune cells kill bacteriaA new data analysis technique, moving subtrajectory analysis defines the dynamics and kinetics of key molecules in the immune response to an infection. These biophysical descriptions are expected to clarify the TCR microcluster, an essential assembly for a T cell to initiate its attack on a pathogen.
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Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacksElectricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Hands On With the Vibrator That Wants to Be the Smartest Sex Toy in the World All photos: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Liz Klinger admits that the Lioness isn’t the world’s greatest vibrator. It won’t work perfectly for every person who uses it. “No vibrator is for everybody. You’d have to have, like, a Play-Doh thing that has a motor in it,” she told me in a crowded coffee house at lunch hour. On August 15th the Lioness started shipping to Indiegogo customers and went on sale via t
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Kratersøer kan gemme store mængder lithiumDet øgede behov for lithium til batteriproduktion har fået forskerne til at lede efter nye steder at udvinde det lette metal - og de har kastet deres øjne på supervulkaner.
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Soil microbes persist through National Mall faceliftIt's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study changes in the soil underneath.
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Voter behavior influenced by hot weatherPolitical rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, has uncovered a connection between changes in temperature and voting behavior in the United States of America.
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Trump's EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety LawThe agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Opioid emergency, climate language and a frozen fruit cake The week in science: 11–17 August 2017. Nature 548 264 doi: 10.1038/548264a
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Apple going all-in on original programming, to the tune of $1 billion a year Apple Music on iOS 10, with Senior VP Eddy Cue. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) As the battle to create original content for online video services continues, we get a glimpse into Apple's plans for the coming year. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal , Apple has a budget of $1 billion to spend in 2018 to "procure and produce" original content. The iPhone maker could acquire and produce
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Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizerAs the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from rapeseed pollen. The study, appearing in ACS Omega, found that applying the carbon dots to hy
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Timing is key for salamanders on trek to breed When salamanders breed may matter more than the landscape obstacles they face, research suggests. Salamanders face increasingly dangerous treks as the space between the ponds where they breed and their non-breeding habitat widens. Knowing the patterns salamanders use to move back and forth could lead to better forest management and conservation strategies, researchers say. “Salamanders serve as v
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Roots of schizophrenia: Excess of methionine during pregnancy?An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, pharmacology researchers report.
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Soil microbes persist through National Mall faceliftIt's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study changes in the soil microbiome underneath.
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Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involvedNavigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a GPS, findings that led to the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Failure of these networks to function properly, as seen in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions, results in severe disorientation and memor
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Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kidsExpectant mothers may want to consider adopting today's trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behaviour in their offspring. A team led by Dr. Ian Colman at the University of Ottawa found that mothers who are exposed to high levels of stress during pregnancy have kids who are more than twice as likely to have chronic sympt
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Fish database could help eliminate the ultimate bait and switchFish fraud, the misrepresentation of cheaper fish as more expensive ones, is a rampant problem worldwide. Now in a study appearing ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they are making strides toward the development of a protein database capable of definitively identifying fish species. This information could help nab imposters of salmon, tuna and other popular fi
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Specialists make breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancerSpecialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as have wider implications for other cancers.
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Blood-filtering organs fight infections that enter through the skinNew information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The innate immune system is the body's first line of defense, providing broad protection as opposed to the specific immune system which targets the spe
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Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past lifeNASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scientist, Dr Ken Williford. The 2020 mission will make coordinated measurements that could detect signs of ancient life - or biosignatures - in their original spatial context. These techniques, known as 'spat
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Democrats in Congress Explore Creating an Expert Panel on Trump's Mental HealthThere is also a bill aimed at establishing a “commission on presidential capacity” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Racist Daily Stormer moves to Russian domain after losing .com address [Updated] Enlarge (credit: Susan Melkisethian ) Update (8/16): By around 4pm Eastern time, the site had gone down again after CloudFlare dropped support . Our original article follows. Earlier this week, the infamous hate site the Daily Stormer lost control of the "dailystormer.com" domain after two domain registrars—first GoDaddy, then Google's domain service—refused service to the company. The companies
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HBO Owns Itself in Latest Game of Thrones Leak Image: HBO Sometimes, confidential information leaks online because attention-thirsty hackers broke into your servers. And sometimes, the fuck up is coming from inside the house. In the case of season seven, episode six of Game of Thrones— which leaked online today less than a week before its scheduled air date—it was decidedly an example of the latter. HBO has been in a weeks-long impasse with h
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BRIEF: Follow Your Gut (Microbes) BRIEF: Follow Your Gut (Microbes) New research suggests that gut microbes tell flies what to eat. drosophila-cropped.jpg Image credits: Katja Schulz via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Creature Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:45 Olivia Trani, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The microbes inhabiting a fruit fly’s gut may shape its food preferences, potentially steering the fly to eat the same
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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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Antifreeze to improve airplanes, ice cream and organ transplantsThe design of airplane 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.
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Modelling human psychologyA human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalizing the decisions we make and planning our actions.
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Brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation mappedThe most aggressive variant of brain tumor – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of patients. A research team has now identified new factors which may affect the tumor cells’ ability to resist treatment.
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Predators preserve existing animal speciesA new study increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between two species, known as hybrids, may not survive encounters with natural predators to the same degree as their parents. Now, researchers show that reality confirms this theory.
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Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune systemIt is widely recognized that people respond differently to infections. This can partially be explained by genetics, according to a new study. The findings offer novel insights into the genetic contribution to varying immune responses among individuals and its consequences on immune-mediated diseases.
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What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answerHow do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source -- sign language -- a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.
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When to Worry about Ringing in Your EarsHave you ever heard a ringing in your ears and wondered what to do? Up to 50 million people report having tinnitus in the U.S. Yet it is typically a benign condition. What can cause it? And how... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Verizon Takes Fourth Amendment Stand in Carpenter V. United StatesBy fighting against the collection of warrantless location information, Verizon bucks a trend of telecom cooperation with the feds.
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New report outlines research agenda for microbiomes, indoor environments, and human healthEven with a growing body of research on microorganisms and humans in indoor environments, many of their interconnections remain unknown, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report proposes a research agenda to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the formation, dynamics, and functions of indoor microbiomes that can guide improvements to cur
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Follow the Bitcoin to find victims of human traffickingA team of university researchers has devised the first automated techniques to identify ads potentially tied to human trafficking rings and link them to public information from Bitcoin -- the primary payment method for online sex ads. They found they could identify groups of ads with a common author. They then tested an automated system that utilizes publicly available information from the Bitcoin
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A decade of monitoring shows the dynamics of a conserved Atlantic tropical forestCharacterized with high levels of biodiversity and endemism, the Atlantic Tropical Forest has been facing serious anthropogenic threats over the last several decades. Having put important ecosystem services at risk, such activities need to be closely studied as part of the forest dynamics. Thus, a Brazilian team of researchers spent a decade monitoring a semi-deciduous forest located in an ecologi
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Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poachingThe sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialization encroaches on its natural habitat -- which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometers globally -- while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on pushing the species into extinction.
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Going 'green' with plant-based resinsAirplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together -- epoxy thermosets -- are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports in ACS' journal Macromolecules that they have created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices 'greener.'
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What Can Scientists Actually Do With an Eclipse? Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/Gizmodo/GMG, photos via Shuttershock Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the most important light of the night. But there’s actually nothing weird or surprising about that—sure, eclipses are rare, but with the Moon close and the Sun far away, sometimes on
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Image: Gaia's first full-colour all-sky mapWhile surveying the positions of over a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission is also measuring their colour, a key diagnostic to study the physical properties of stars. A new image provides a preview of Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map, which will be unleashed in its highest resolution with the next data release in 2018.
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Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizerAs the world population continues to balloon, agricultural experts puzzle over how farms will produce enough food to keep up with demand. One tactic involves boosting crop yields. Toward that end, scientists have developed a method to make a low-cost, biocompatible fertilizer with carbon dots derived from rapeseed pollen. The study, appearing in ACS Omega, found that applying the carbon dots to hy
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Voter behavior influenced by hot weatherHot weather can affect human behavior and has been linked to political rebellions and riots. A new study, the first to examine the influence of changes in temperature on peaceful and democratic political behavior, finds that voter behavior can change with increases in state-level temperature. For every 10C rise in temperature, voter turnout increased by 1.4 percent. In addition, when the weather w
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HIIT helps combat high insulin resistance -- a warning sign for diabetesPatients at risk for type 2 diabetes are often asked to exercise, but exercise doesn't help each patient equally. To investigate this variability, a sample of women were divided by their levels of insulin resistance (lower/ higher), a warning sign for diabetes, all underwent high-intensity interval training. The training generally improved all metrics of cardiometabolic health tested. Women with h
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phonesSupercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge have found a way to improve all three problems in
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Antifreeze to improve airplanes, ice cream and organ transplantsThe design of airplane 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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Researchers identify estrogen receptor stem cells in the in the mammary glandOne of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers lead by Cédric Blanpain identified a novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland. In the future, this model will be used to assess whether the clinical heterogeneity
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Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacksElectricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. In a recent paper in Elsevier's International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Dr. Sujeet Shenoi and his colleagues from the Tandy School of Computer Sci
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Biophysics explains how immune cells kill bacteriaA new data analysis technique, moving subtrajectory analysis, designed by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, defines the dynamics and kinetics of key molecules in the immune response to an infection. These biophysical descriptions are expected to clarify the TCR microcluster, an essential assembly for a T cell to initiate its attack on a pathogen.
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Predators preserve existing animal speciesA new study from Lund University in Sweden increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between two species, known as hybrids, may not survive encounters with natural predators to the same degree as their parents. Now, researchers at the Department of Biology in Lund show that reality confirms this the
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Sundhedsøkonom: Hovedstaden opjusterer forventninger til gevinster ved Sundhedsplatformen Professor i sundhedsøkonomi Jes Søgaard undrer sig over, hvorfor Region Hovedstaden melder ud, at den har droppet Sundhedsplatformens business case, når den samtidig opdaterer business casen og skruer op for ‘gevinstrealiseringen’.
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Neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finchesResearchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches in a new article.
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Weight-gain receptor linked to antipsychotic drugs, report researchersMany 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. Now researchers may know why.
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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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Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered areaA discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 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 anxiety disorders such as PTSD. The research marked a major
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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 of researchers reports.
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There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon Space Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes. Send a spacecraft to the moon and loop around our natural satellite, or gently set a rover down on the lunar surface—there could be money in it for you.
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The mathematics of golf(Phys.org)—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In many cases, math is used to place limitations on golf equipment, such as restricting the distance the ball will travel, as predicted by mathematical models. The Rules also place limits on a value called the coefficient of restitution, which measures th
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Modelling human psychologyA human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalising the decisions we make and planning our actions. A team of researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Texas, Paris and University College L
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T cells more actively sniff out cancer than we thought New research suggests that cancer-fighting T cells can find cancerous cells exhibiting much less evidence of the disease than researchers previously thought. The research focuses on a problem facing scientists studying the body’s cancer-fighting T cells: When they culture them in the lab, the T cells sit around at equilibrium, waiting to bump into cancerous cells. But that’s not how they operate
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It took a year, but Google Allo finally works on a desktop Google Allo, Google's latest attempt to stay relevant in the instant messaging market, is finally going to work on something other than a single smartphone. Google is launching a Web interface for the struggling instant messaging service. Google Allo launched in September 2016, and it was missing so many basic messaging features it was dead on arrival. It only worked on phones, leaving tablets, l
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Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacksElectricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. In a recent paper in Elsevier's International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, Dr. Sujeet Shenoi and his colleagues from the Tandy School of Computer Sci
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Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomesResearchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake.
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Elevated testosterone causes bull market tradingStudy led by researchers from the Ivey Business School, University of Oxford, and Claremont Graduate University for the first time has shown that testosterone directly impacts financial decisions that drive prices up and destabilize markets.
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University of Stirling team discovers new plant in ShetlandScientists at the University of Stirling have discovered a new type of plant growing in Shetland -- with its evolution only having occurred in the last 200 years.
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Blood marker may predict postmenopausal women's risk of bone fracturesIn a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, blood tests that detect fragments of a protein secreted by bone cells helped to predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women, independently of bone mineral density, bone turnover markers, and other measures of bone health.
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Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involvedResearchers at NERF (VIB-imec-KU Leuven) have now uncovered striking neural activity patterns in a brain area called the retrosplenial cortex that may assist with spatial memory and navigation.
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Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphoneYou are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's Okanagan campus.
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Modeling human psychologyA human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters. It includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalizing the decisions we make. Researchers from UNIGE, Texas, Paris and London joined forces to create a mathematical model of embodied consciousness. Their aim? To understand, study and predict human behavior. The model
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Researchers map brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivationThe most aggressive variant of brain tumor -- glioblastoma -- has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of patients. A research team from Lund University in Sweden has now identified new factors which may affect the tumor cells' ability to resist treatment. The study has been published in Cell Reports.
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Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in miceAn experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented a recurrence within 300 days, a University of Michigan study found.
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Predators preserve existing animal speciesA new study from Lund University in Sweden increases knowledge of how boundaries and barriers are maintained between different species in the animal world. According to theory, crosses between two species, known as hybrids, may not survive encounters with natural predators to the same degree as their parents. Now, researchers at the Department of Biology in Lund show that reality confirms this the
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Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effectiveThe most cost-effective treatment for people with untreated opioid addiction who visit the emergency department (ED) is buprenorphine, a medication to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal, say Yale researchers.
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Soil microbes persist through National Mall faceliftIt's not every day United States history mixes with microbes in the soil. But when the turf on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was replaced, it offered scientists the opportunity to study changes in the soil microbiome underneath.
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Monash helps address superbug resistance with Phage therapyInternational research involving a Monash biologist shows that bacteriophage therapy -- a process whereby bacterial viruses attack and destroy specific strains of bacteria -- can be used successfully to treat systemic, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.
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UCI study uncovers possible roots of schizophreniaAn abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
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How llamas conquered the worldLlamas recently have become a relatively common sight around the world. Whether you live in England or New South Wales, Canada or New Zealand, you don't have to go too far to find a llama now. Indeed between 2,000 and 4,000 llamas are registered in the UK, where the species has emerged as a popular (if seemingly unlikely) choice for many aspiring livestock owners and is winning new admirers by the
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Giant tortoise that fled Japan zoo found 140 metres awayA giant tortoise that made a break from a Japanese zoo has been found safe and sound two weeks after it escaped—just 140 metres from the park.
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Both Hawkeye and Black Widow Could Get New Looks in Avengers 4 Captain Marvel gets a new script writer. Ben Affleck teases a more heroic Batman for Justice League . Arrow casts another new villain. Alex Kurtzman is already hinting at Star Trek: Discovery ’s second season. Plus, a new look at Gotham ’s latest love interest for Jim Gordon, and a tiny new Defenders clip. Behold, Spoilers! Avengers: Infinity War/Avengers 4 Jeremy Renner shared a photo from the s
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An immune signaling pathway for control of yellow fever virus infectionResearchers 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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Beauty standards are literally toxic for women of color Health Personal care products can poison you, and women of color take on extra burdens. The products we use to put our best foot forward might make us sick—especially if you’re a woman of color.
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The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On VideoYou will be surprised how quickly a short video conveys just what students know about the subject.
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What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answer, new research concludesHow do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source, sign language, a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.
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Svensker vil slå Tesla med gigantisk europæisk batterifabrikNu starter første runde af finansieringen af en europæisk batterifabrik, der skal tage kampen op med Tesla og andre giganter, der vil producere batterier i Europa. Hvis alt går vel, skal fabrikken stå klar i 2020 til en pris på cirka 30 mia. kroner.
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What the Sun Does to PhotoreceptorsOptometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
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Image of the Day:Dial M for MurderM proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.
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Biosensing Chewing Gum for Oral Disease Detection: StudyThe sensor is meant to trigger a bitter taste in the presence of inflammation-related enzymes.
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Protect little ones’ eyes from the sun during the eclipsePay attention to eye safety for kids during the solar eclipse.
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Common pesticide may cause lung problems in kids The most heavily used pesticide in California, elemental sulfur, may harm the respiratory health of children who live near farms that use it, new research suggests. In a study of children in the Salinas Valley’s agricultural community, researchers found significant associations between elemental sulfur use and poorer respiratory health. “We need to better understand how people are exposed to sulf
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129I waste used to track ocean currents for 15,000 km after discharge from nuclear plantsRadioactive 129I has traveled the equivalent of a third of the way round the globe, since being released from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in the UK and France. The iodine's 15,000 km journey begins in the nuclear plants at Sellafield and La Hague and continues via the Arctic Ocean and then southward via the Grand Banks towards Bermuda, where it is found at very low concentrations about 20 yea
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Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areasResearchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric environments.
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SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space stationA SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments.
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"Fixed-field" accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipeAn advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory could reduce the cost and increase the versatility of facilities for physics research and cancer treatment. It uses lightweight, 3-D-printed frames to hold blocks of permanent magnets and an innovative method for fine-tuning the magnetic field to steer multiple beams at different energies th
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Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areasResearchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric environments.
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The Google Lunar XPRIZE recognizes that some landers will fail Enlarge / Teams now have three more months. (credit: Google Lunar XPRIZE) The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE was announced nearly a decade ago with the goal of landing a privately funded robot on the Moon that travels more than 500 meters and returns high-definition images and video to Earth. It had an ambitious timeline of just five years. But like almost all big projects in aerospace, this dea
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Magical Technologies Just over the HorizonThe products that really wow us seem like pure wizardry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable futureTo sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050 the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental. Key industry sectors such as energy, water, agriculture and transport are already under pressure to move to more sustainable methods of production and consumption. However, there are barriers in the way.
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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phonesSupercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
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Stem cells mimic sphere where embryos grow Researchers report that they have coaxed pluripotent human stem cells to grow on a specially engineered surface into structures that resemble the amniotic sac. Gumucio likens a PASE to a mismatched plastic Easter egg or a blue-and-red Pokémon ball—with two clearly divided halves of two kinds of cells… The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the
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What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answer, new research concludesHow do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source, sign language, a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.
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Technique for making microdroplet lensesResearchers are on the lookout for rapid, reliable and affordable switches for the opto-electronics of the future. An Empa team now presents a potential solution: dye droplets measuring just a few sub-micrometers in diameter.
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Lab experiments show why medium-sized ants can't crawl out of antlion larvae pitsA small team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has discovered why medium-sized ants have more trouble climbing out of sand pits than larger or smaller ants. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe experiments involving glass beads and metal disks and what they learned.
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Lektor i digital æstetik og design anbefaler 5 bøger til sommerenLone Koefoed Hansen anbefaler fem bøger, der kan beskæftige dig i sommeren.
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Video: High-flying, eye-popping drones gather data from stormsOne evening in June, a thunderstorm loomed over Albin, Wyoming, just shy of the Nebraska border. Down a lonely dirt road, three vans full of Colorado State University atmospheric researchers shouted through walkie-talkies, guiding weather balloons and drones into a quickly darkening sky.
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Plastic-Eating Worms Could Inspire Waste-Degrading ToolsWax moth larvae can consume and degrade polyethylene at an impressive rate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cheap sensor monitors lead in household water A new electronic sensor can monitor water quality in homes or cities, informing residents or officials of the presence of lead in water within nine days—all for around $20. The Flint water crisis showed the nation that old water systems believed to have been stable for decades can suddenly expose thousands of people to a neurotoxin if a change in water quality corrodes lead piping. Wen-Chi Lin sh
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There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geologyGas is hugely important to the UK. The country uses more than 65 billion cubic metres to heat most of its 25m homes and generate around a quarter of its electricity each year. Despite efforts to move to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, demand for gas is likely to remain high for the foreseeable future.
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Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper FindsResearch that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns.
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How to Set Up Your Phone to Buy (Almost) Everything Without Cash Image: US Bank Mobile payments are the future, so we’re told. Apple, Google, and Android all want you surviving on nothing but their products—your financial data safely stored on an NFC chip inside. While not every store in the US supports it, most of them do. Same with the banks. We’ve run though everything, from which banks and stores support smartphone pay to which app to use. So read on so yo
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Solving a Murder Mystery With Ancestry Websites On August 9, 1977 , David Roth drove his mother’s car to Silver Lake. It was a hot day for Washington, the temperature slinking toward the high 80s, so he’d decided to go for a swim. He headed about 20 minutes north of Lynnwood, where he slept on his mom’s couch, and parked at a beach just off the road. But his plans changed when he noticed a girl trying to hitch a ride. She was about 5’10” and s
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Biology can't explain why men outnumber women in techIt's no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What's much harder to agree on is why.
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Nikola's $35,000 Zero Electric UTV Offers More Torque Than a TankPlus more power than a Mustang GT.
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Online campaign against invasive plantsNeophytes – invasive plants that are alien to the region – are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season. This displays the locations of the invasive neophytes across Switzerland and offers support to landowners and local authorities in combating them.
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Review: System76’s Galago Pro solves “just works” Linux’s Goldilocks problem Enlarge (credit: Scott Gilbertson) The Linux world has long maintained a very specific rite of passage: wiping the default operating system from your laptop and plugging in a USB stick with your favorite distro's live CD. Some of us get a little, dare I say, giddy every time we wipe that other OS away and see that first flash of GRUB. Of course, rites of passage are supposed to be one-time events
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The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get NabbedEven if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Brinkmann: Hvor gamle må forældre være?Nye nedfrysningsteknologier lader os trodse biologien og vente med at få børn, til det passer os. Dansk forsker undersøger de etiske og kulturelle dilemmaer, det skaber.
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‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’ By December of 1866, the Civil War was over, but the conflict that would define the nature of the United States of America was not close to finished. Encouraged by President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat sympathetic to their aims, the former Confederate states had eagerly subjected the newly freed slaves to the Black Codes, laws confining them to inferior status and second-class citizenship, denying
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Nintendo Switch Bending Problems Are Still A Thing [Image: poultry_palace ] Earlier this year, there were English language reports of the Nintendo Switch warping and bending. Now, there are similar reports from Japan. In the spring, NeoGAF noticed the issue, as did Twitter and Reddit users. This was just one of the early hardware problems, and with all those issues, it’s still hard to say how widespread this is. Kotaku has since reached out to Ni
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Mobiler i Øresund kan lokaliseres meget præcist – men bliver det sjældentEn tændt telefon på en båd i Øresund kan lokaliseres meget præcist, hvis man overvåger den. Hvis man først kigger efter den senere, er mulighederne straks mere begrænsede.
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