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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss An Indelible Image From Trump’s ‘On Both Sides’ Press Conference — Megan Garber dives into what it meant when the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics — Asher Elbein explores the world of colorists and letterers, who bring a silent medium to life. Confe
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Does a fever always mean you have an infection? Ask Us Anything Our fear of fevers made us terrified of even a slight increase in body temperature. Fevers can be caused by anything from a common cold to antipsychotic drugs. Knowing what they are is key.
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Medical Charities Desert Mar-a-LagoBreast cancer organization Susan G. Komen is the seventh organization this week to cancel plans to use the venue for fundraising events.
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This Awesome Poster Is Basically a Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket For Your Favorite Films GIF 100 Essential Films Scratch-Off Chart , $28 with code CASHABLANCA Show off you love of film in a more unique way than just a regular movie poster. This 100 Essential Films poster from Pop Chart Lab isn’t just a kickass looking infographic; you can scratch away the boxes to reveal the hidden film lurking beneath the metallic surface. Use the best promo code ever created, CASHABLANCA, and take
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Dolores Huerta's Life of Activism “If we don’t engage, we have only ourselves to blame,” says Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, in this short interview from the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. Huerta argues that if new protest movements want to change policy, old organizing methods are still the most effective.
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Novel approach to track HIV infectionScientists used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that allowed them for the first time to identify individual viral particles associated with HIV infection.
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NJIT researchers will follow in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot imagesWhile much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun's brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of solar physicists will be leveraging the rare event to capture a better glimpse of the star itself.
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Have a Wild Eclipse Experience at a National Wildlife RefugeIf you're heading to a region in the direct path of the total solar eclipse on Monday (Aug. 21), you may want to check out the national wildlife refuges there.
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Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA Image: Flickr Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. It’s not hard to imagine how such sensitive details could be damaging should they fall into the wrong hands . And yet, the privacy practices of the people and programs handling that information isn’t exactly up to snuff . Researchers at S
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Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed batsBrazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow ocean channel that cuts across the Bahamas, dividing bat populations that last shared an ancestor hundreds of thousands of years ago.
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Man Who Suffered Eye Damage from Solar Eclipse Has This WarningA Portland man who experienced permanent eye damage from looking at the sun during a solar eclipse in 1963 is now warning others not to make the same mistake he did.
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Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulatorsA drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.
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Trump Elevates the Cyber Photo: Getty President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Pentagon’s cyber warfare unit will be elevated, forming the US military’s tenth unified command. In a statement, he vowed to “strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation’s defense.” The long-awaited shift signals that US military operations in cyberspace are considered no less important t
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Satellite sees the formation of eastern Pacific's Tropical Depression 13EThe thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 18. NOAA's GOES-Wet satellite captured an image of the new storm.
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OU astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic starA University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of which are found in pairs, or binaries.
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To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeineA new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.
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New bioimaging technique is fast and economicalA new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissue -- such as an organ or a small animal; technology that could have applications in medical diagnosis, guided surgery, or pre-clinical drug testing.
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Explore the Moon Using Augmented RealityThe sun's getting a lot of the spotlight these days. It's time to give the moon its due.
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US post offices in path of eclipse offer special postmarksMore than 110 U.S. Postal Service offices are offering special postmarks for Monday's total solar eclipse.
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These 2 things keep older adults off Facebook New research suggests what draws older adults to Facebook, but also what keeps them away. In a small study of older people’s perception of Facebook, participants listed keeping in touch, monitoring other’s updates, and sharing photos as main reasons for using Facebook. However, other seniors listed privacy, as well as the triviality of some posts, as reasons they stay away from the site. “I don’t
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Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines howWith over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
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How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed MisconductNature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.
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Biologists Will Be Listening to the EclipseAt 100 sites around North America, field recorders are set to record natures' response to the blotting out of the sun on Monday.
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Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against ZikaA memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
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A Family Vacation to See the Eclipse For some people, the rare occasions when the moon moves in front of the sun are a great reason to take a trip. To reach recent eclipses, “umbraphiles”—the nickname for eclipse chasers, who follow the umbra, the shadow of the moon—have traveled to far-off destinations like Svalbard, Norway; Singapore; and Japan. But this year, everyone traveling to the 70-mile-wide path of totality is coming to Am
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Let These Award-Winning Ecology Images Soothe Your Tortured Soul Photo: Christin Säwström Nature can be brutal as hell. The Circle of Life translates to a horrible place full of awful smells, corpses, murder, and plenty of unreasonably upsetting shit. Looking at pictures of nature, however, is a completely different story. It’s soothing. It’s nice. There’s not as much blood, generally. Anyway, open access journal BMC Ecology released their fifth annual winning
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A Device That Turns Almost Any Camera Into A Webcam Game capture hardware maker Elgato made streaming a little bit fancier this week with the release of Cam Link, a $129 USB device that allows users to use any camera with an HDMI output as a webcam. Plus it also does game capture. It’s pretty nifty. Packaged in a box with a quick start guide and a USB extension cable (in case your USN 3.0 connector isn’t in a good space for a dongle), the Cam Link
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Will Animals Freak Out During the Eclipse?Humans aren't the only ones who get spooked during a solar eclipse; animals may change their behavior too, research shows.
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How To View a Solar Eclipse How To View a Solar Eclipse Never look directly at the sun without protective glasses. eclipse_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Space Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:15 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator pinhole_final_fullwidth.jpg Image credit: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Right
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NASA looks at rainfall in Tropical Storm HarveyTropical Storm Harvey is now moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea. NASA's GPM core satellite examined the soaking rainfall the new tropical storm was generating along its path.
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What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan? President Trump and his national-security team are meeting Friday at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. The results of that meeting could have long-term consequences not only for both countries, but also for many regional powers engaged in a new “great game” in Afghanistan. At the heart of the deliberations lies one question: What more can the U.S. do in a country
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Bannon's Exit Leaves Trump Untethered Steve Bannon, the enigmatic but influential strategist who joined Donald Trump’s campaign at a low ebb, helped coax a win in the 2016 election from it, and then won acclaim and hatred as Trump’s eminence grise, is leaving the White House. It is the latest in a string of senior departures from a White House that—like the Republican Party itself—was split between establishment Republicans and popul
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Here are the paths of the next 15 total solar eclipsesFrom 2017 to 2040, there will be 15 total solar eclipses. Here's a map of where to see them.
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A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devicesScientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar." The findings, published in June in the journal Physical Review Letters, stem from experiments performed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment-Upgrade (NSTX-U), at the Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physi
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Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trendA study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the US over the past two decades may have ended.
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Steve Bannon's Departure Won't Change Donald Trump It would be nice to believe that Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House will end, or least diminish, Donald Trump’s flirtations with bigotry. Alas, that’s almost certainly not the case. As Trump himself likes to note , Bannon joined his campaign late, in August 2016. By that time, Trump had already called Mexican immigrants “ rapists ,” falsely accused American Muslims in New Jersey of cel
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'These Monuments Were Transformed From Equestrian Statues Into Lightning Rods' Last Saturday, a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, protested the city's plan to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, had voted against its removal. He argued that “the Lee statue should remain as a reminder that many Americans were once treated as the property of others, then as second-class citizens.” On Friday after
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We’ve been predicting eclipses for over 2000 years. Here’s how. Space It's amazing what centuries of data can do. A brief history of eclipse predictions.
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Wisconsin lawmakers vote to pay Foxconn $3 billion to get new factory Enlarge / House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, greets Terry Gou, president and chief executive officer of Foxconn, before President Donald Trump announces the first US assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn, in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (credit: Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Wisconsin Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday t
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Poem of the Week: ‘The Death of Slavery’ by William Cullen Bryant This year I’ve spent my working hours in a distant American past, reading contemporaneous accounts of abolitionism, civil war, and Reconstruction in the deepest reaches of our archives. Over the last few months this position has sometimes felt disjointed from the constant stream of news coming out of Congress and the White House. But this week the two eras collided violently when efforts to take
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These Leather-Wrapped Lightning Cables Make Me Feel Strange, But They're a Great Deal 2-Pack Leather Lightning Cables , $5 with code M7SXMS48 We’ve seen Lightning cables wrapped in nylon, and even in metal , but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s covered in leather, complete with stitching. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I do know that $5 is a great price for two cables , no matter the material.
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Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?The next Star Wars anthology movie will reportedly focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. That's cool, but isn't it time for a film about a less well-known character?
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American Marketing Casts Its Shadow Earlier this month, cylinder-shaped packages containing posters depicting a solar eclipse arrived at the desks of several journalists. In the illustration, the black disk of the moon obscures most of the sun, leaving a curved slice of sunlight shining against the darkness. There, smack in the middle of the yellow crescent, is a familiar blue sticker usually worn by grocery-store produce. Chiquita
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Photos of the Week: 8/12–8/18 The removal of Confederate statues in Baltimore, big waves in Brazil, the World Jousting Championships in Australia, violent demonstrations and counter-protests in Charlottesville, daily exercise at a pig farm in China, a newborn mandrill in France, and much more.
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Snart i din iPhone: Anti-politibetjent funktionApple tester en funktion, der kan gøre det sværere for ordensmagten at ransage indholdet af mistænkte - eller ofres - smartphones.
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Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and strokePatients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques.
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Steve Bannon, National Embarrassment, Is Out [and Going Back to Breitbart] Photo: AP Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to Donald Trump, former executive of Breitbart, and idolizer of such figures as Darth Vader and Satan, is expected to be removed from his position at the White House, according to the Drudge Report and New York Times . To briefly eulogize the accomplishments of the alleged self-fellator and wife-beater , Bannon has been conceptualized as working from t
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Help Make an 'Eclipse Megamovie' Using Your SmartphoneIf you want to do some science during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 using nothing but your phone, consider contributing to the Eclipse Megamovie project.
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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start timesLeading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.
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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 moreSmokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study.
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Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissuesEvery tissue has its own pattern of active alleles, a large-scale study has found. Researchers were able to show that the differential allele activity is regulated by tissue-specific, regulatory DNA elements known as enhancers - a process that could also be involved in many diseases.
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Spider silk protein may be useful for engineering artificial cardiac tissueEver more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to disease, especially ischemic diseases such as cardiac infarction. There is still no treatment to reverse damage of this nature. Research is ongoing to develop methods of repairing such damage to normalize cardiac function. A promisi
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Postcard From Dresden and India's Pilgrims: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Postcard From Dresden: What It's Like to Be a Refugee in Germany's Conservative Stronghold Jacob Kushner | Pacific Standard “‘Someone told me that, in Germany, it's very safe for people who are underage,’ Romeo says. But Germany turned out to be no utopia for an African refugee. ‘Here, if you take a train and you are black, all the seats will be full, but nobody will come and sit beside you. Same
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Research reveals how physical exercise protects the heartA study by the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, published recently in the journal Autophagy, helps to elucidate part of the mechanism whereby aerobic exercise protects the sick heart. The benefits of exercise range from prevention of cachexia -- severe loss of weight and muscle mass -- and control of arterial blood pressure to improved cardiac function, postponing a degenerative process th
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Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000A full revamp of a beloved car, from the engine to the headlights.
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The NHS saved me. As a scientist, I must help to save it | Stephen HawkingThe crisis in the health service has been created by politicians who want to privatise it – when public opinion, and the evidence, point in the opposite direction Like many people, I have personal experience of the NHS. In my case, medical care, personal life and scientific life are all intertwined. I have received a large amount of high-quality NHS treatment and would not be here today if it were
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How immature cells grow up to be red blood cellsResearchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.
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Quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devicesScientists have discovered a remarkably simple way to suppress a common instability that can halt fusion reactions and damage the walls of reactors built to create a "star in a jar."
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fastGeophysicists use a new model to conclude that volcanic hot spots around the globe aren't moving as fast as recently thought.
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Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trendStudy of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the US over the past two decades may have ended.
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Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS Exclusive: Physicist criticises ministers over funding cuts, privatisation and pay caps before address revealing his reliance on health service The NHS saved me. As a scientist, I must help to save it Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the health service though privatisation, dem
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Marvel Superheroes Who Basically Only Protect New York City, Ranked Image: Marvel Comics/TSR. Marvel Superheroes RPG: New York, New York supplement cover. The New York City of the Marvel universe is teeming with heroes, being home to everyone from Steve Rogers to Peter Parker. With four of those famous New Yorkers teaming up on the small screen today in The Defenders , we decided to rank the finest inhabits of the comic book Big Apple. Given the vast number of he
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For the Second Time, Researchers Have Used an Artificial Womb to Incubate a Lamb A lamb in an artificial womb from a team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (Image: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) It may look like a glorified Ziplock bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born every year prematurely. For the second time, researchers announced this week that they have successfully incubated lambs born before reach
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Is AI More Threatening Than North Korean Missiles? Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week warned that AI is an enormous threat. There can be no doubt that the advent of smart, rather than smart-ish, machines, is a long way off, though, says blogger Alva Noë. (Image credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)
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Agents of Mayhem review: Destroying a really dull open world Enlarge / Scheherazade is great for taking out large groups. Scratch beneath the surface of Agents of Mayhem —the hero-based shoot-and-loot open-world game from developer Volition—and you'll only find more shooting, looting, and hero-based action. It lacks the surprisingly heartfelt camaraderie of the studio's later Saints Row titles. It's not as beautifully, thematically simple as Red Faction: G
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Can't find safe eclipse glasses? Make your own eclipse projector instead. DIY Don't settle for the blurry cardboard box version. To watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you could invest in a pair of overpriced eclipse glasses. But you're better off with a pinhole camera—or a pair of binoculars.
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Lab notes: a meteoric week of wax and whisky The biggest news this week is further evidence that the use of vaginal mesh needs to be looked at again: NHS figures suggest that traumatic complications mean one in 15 women fitted with the most common type of mesh support will require surgery to extract it. While we’re down there, a survey has revealed that pubic grooming has a surprisingly high injury rate . And if you need a steadying post-de
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Discovered: A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devicesThis article describes suppression of instabilities with new neutral beam injector.
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Radio Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yoni Appelbaum on Charlottesville's Aftermath August 17, 2017—As President Trump continues to decry the removal of “beautiful” confederate statues and defend white supremacists, a new episode of Radio Atlantic grapples with these events as both unprecedented and, as podcast co-host and editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, describes: “a breakpoint in modern American history.” Joining the show are The Atlantic’s national correspondent Ta-Nehisi C
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Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee Photo: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it’s up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve away to release a perfect porti
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Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explainedMedical researchers have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits. Their work has shown that these sources contain allergens belonging to a new family of proteins involved in pollen food associated syndrome. This discovery paves the way for the development of novel allergy diagnostic tests.
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Citrus fruits were the clear status symbols of the nobility in the ancient MediterraneanNew research reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.
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Make way for hemoglobinHarvard Medical School researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new treatments for blood disorders and cancers.
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Engineers deliver new key components to help power a fusion energy experimentFusion power, which lights the sun and stars, requires temperatures of millions of degrees to fuse the particles inside plasma, a soup of charged gas that fuels fusion reactions. Here on Earth, scientists developing fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy must produce temperatures hotter than the core of the sun in doughnut-shaped facilities called tokamaks. Much of the power needed
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Android O is O-fficially launching August 21 Enlarge Google has revealed the launch date for the final version of Android O: August 21. Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City at 2:40pm ET to coincide with the solar eclipse . There's a new teaser site up at Android.com/eclipse , which counts down the time until the event. "Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse ," the site promises,
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Why You Need Eclipse Glasses: Girl Damages Eyes by Staring at the SunA 12-year-old girl in Florida damaged her eyes by looking at the sun for 1 minute, according to a new report of the girl's case.
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S. Africa opposes online rhino horn auctionSouth Africa on Friday moved to halt an online auction of rhino horn starting next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade.
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Why whisky tastes better when diluted with waterThere is a reason why whisky is diluted with water before being bottled. The same reason also makes many whisky enthusiasts add a few drops of water in their glasses – it makes the whisky taste better. But why is this so? Researchers have now presented an answer to this question.
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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in VietnamA team of archaeologists has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.
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Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize natureClimate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature. In other words, the more things change, the more they are the same.
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Histone 1, the guardian of genome stabilityGenomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount. Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable DNA damage when translated and is lethal for the organism.
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Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problemsSociety's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study.
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What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About LoveBefore social media, moments experienced collectively were very different—and maybe even better—but they still created connections.
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What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the Philippines Another day, another sputtering orgy of confusion following a cryptic Donald Trump tweet. This one came Thursday, a few hours after a van plowed into a crowd on the Barcelona pedestrian mall of Las Ramblas, an attack claimed by the reeling Islamic State. The president replied, via iPhone: Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Isl
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'Let Us Eat Cake': The Tina Fey Effect in 2017 In a 2012 article published in the Public Opinion Quarterly , a group of researchers shared the results of a study they had done in the aftermath of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The researchers, based on panels with young voters, found that the impression of Sarah Palin that Tina Fey had made famous on Saturday Night Live —“I can see Russia from my house !”—had changed the public’s feelin
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Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan Erik Prince thinks he can turn around the war in Afghanistan, and he’s got a PowerPoint deck to explain the whole thing. The Blackwater founder brought it with him to the Corner Bakery on North Capitol Street in Washington last Thursday, printed out and placed in a presentation binder. He’s been shopping it around D.C. And on Friday, when President Trump huddles with his advisers at Camp David to
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Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calvesClinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, suggests a new study co-written by University of Illinois veterinary medicine dean Peter Constable; Florian M. Trefz and Annette Lorch, both of the Center of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 moreSmokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study out of Drexel University.
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NASA gets a final look at Hurricane Gert's rainfallBefore Hurricane Gert became a post-tropical cyclone, NASA got a look at the rainfall occurring within the storm. After Gert became post-tropical NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured an image as Gert was merging with another system.
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China opens its first 'cyber court'China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce.
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Q&A with Ashwin V, Mystic Scientist from Seung Lab A new paper has come out in Current Biology featuring cells that were reconstructed by Princeton Tracers using the Mystic interface of Eyewire. This research revealed the first conclusive evidence of synapses between integrator neurons! Umm..what? Have no fear, scientists are here! Ashwin will be explaining the implications of this discovery as well as answering your questions live in Eyewire cha
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A Bluetooth 'Gaming Fidget Spinner' Was Always the Only Way This Ends Source: Fidgetly It was preordained by the fad gods. After cheating death for months, it seems the fidget spinner will finally be sacrificed at the altar of The Phone, its natural foe. A company called Fidgetly has opted to perform the ritual, creating a fidget spinner that doubles as a “360-degree motion game controller.” Called CTRL, the device currently available for pre-sale connects to phone
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Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting Researchers fear sport fishing is a serious threat to endangered species — but study of Internet forum also finds awareness of environmental issues. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22475
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Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter TakeoverFour separate security incidents, including _Game of Thrones_ leaks, have turned HBO's August into a case study of hack attacks.
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Today's Best Deals: Board Game Blowout, Tri-Ply Cookware, Fandango BOGO, and More Amazon’s one-day board game sale , Cuisinart cookware , and Uniqlo’s most popular jacket lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Starter Kit , $60 with code VHAC2JD2 Update : Sold out Here’s one of the first deals we’ve seen on the brand new Raspberry Pi 3, now with built-in Wi-Fi a
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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellitesNASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Are Octopuses Smart?Octopuses have many neurons, appear to play, and may have individual personalities, but does this mean they're smart?
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Alleged Yahoo hacker in Canada agrees to extradition to USA Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails agreed Friday to forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States.
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GIST tumors linked to NF1 mutations, genetic testing neededResearchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific region of the small bowel, called the duodenal-jejunal flexure or DJF, shows a high frequency of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with mutations of the NF1 gene.
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ASTRO supports US Nuclear Regulatory Commission final ruleThe American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauds the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for yesterday's announcement of a final rule that updates the definition of medical events for permanent implant brachytherapy and protects patients' access to this treatment.
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Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start timesLeading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.
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NASA gets a final look at Hurricane Gert's rainfallBefore Hurricane Gert became a post-tropical cyclone, NASA got a look at the rainfall occurring within the storm. After Gert became post-tropical NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured an image as Gert was merging with another system.
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A Hidden Trick in the iOS 11 Beta Lets You Disable Touch ID to Keep Cops Out In a world where the authorities may be just as likely to try to hack into your phone as a random crook, it’s nice to see that Apple has added a hidden trick that could help keep cops out. A new feature found in the current iOS 11 beta allows users to press the sleep button five times to initiate an emergency SOS call. And as a part of the process, iOS 11 also disables Touch ID. That means the on
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Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not workA theory that has gained considerable attention in international media suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.
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How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flowResearchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydrocephalus.
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Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirthFlexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research has shown.
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Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movementsFiltering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks. Researchers are showing how ideas from computer science could revolutionize brain research. They illustrate how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EE
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Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organsScientists have discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. They demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet cells in the pancreas and on renal function.
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Population health impact of infants born small for gestational age in low- and middle-income countriesResearchers have used the first international, multi-ethnic birth weight standard, known as the INTERGROWTH-21st, to describe the global burden of suboptimal fetal growth.
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Mitochondria: A map of the cell's powerhouseResearchers are mapping the distribution of all proteins in mitochondria for the first time.
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Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines howWith over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fastThrough analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.
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DNA blood test may spot cancer early Scientists have developed a blood test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA, a step towards accurate screening of seemingly healthy patients for early stage cancers. The noninvasive test correctly identified more than half of 138 people with relatively early stage colorectal, breast, lung and ovarian cancers, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The test, they say, is a step for
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Scientists Think They've Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their mysteries. An international team of researchers sifted through telescope da
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Solutal Marangoni flows of miscible liquid drive transport without surface contaminationA research team led by Hyoungsoo Kim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST, succeeded in quantifying the phenomenon called, the Marangoni effect, which occurs at the interface between alcohol and water. It is expected that this finding will be a valuable resource used for effectively removing impurities from a surface fluid without any contamination, and developing materials that can rep
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Amazon Sale: LEGO Star Wars Sets from $10 [Deal]This week, Lego and Star Wars teased what they're calling their biggest collaboration yet. If you can't wait for the Oct. 1 release of Lego's new sets, Amazon is slashing the price of dozens of Lego Star Wars sets today.
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How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need Science There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good. Yes, you need to be careful. No, you probably shouldn't buy an expensive filter you'll never use again.
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The power of perovskiteResearchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications.
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Cheesemaking secret unlockedResearchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia's billion dollar cheese industry. The research group has explained the regulation of an enzyme in the bacterium Lactococcus, which is used as a starter culture in cheese production.
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Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolutionElucidating how body parts in their earliest recognizable form are assembled in tetrapods during development is essential for understanding the nature of morphological evolution. Researchers found in eight tetrapod species that the position of the sacral vertebrae and the hindlimbs is determined by the initiation timing of Gdf11 gene expression. This will contribute to a forthcoming model explaini
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Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirthFlexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research by the University of Kent has shown.
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Ars Technica
Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill ) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Donald Trump supporter Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expression online. This week, Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer, became an active Gab user after a succession o
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Here’s what happens to your retina if you view an eclipse without protection Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ian Hitchcock ) Americans are making their last dashes for glasses and viewers to watch the rare total solar eclipse that will glide across the continental US on Monday. Meanwhile, eye doctors are trying to clear away any orbiting debris that's obscuring vision safety information—and spotlight the dangers of unsafe viewing. Everyone knows that watching an eclipse—or stari
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Can gold nanostars and lasers vaccinate against cancer? When researchers combined an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with a new tumor-roasting nanotechnology, both therapies improved, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Further, the potent combination also attacked satellite tumors and distant cancerous cells, completely curing two mice and effectively vaccinating one against the disease. “The ideal cancer treatment is non-invasive, safe, and
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Can a crowdsourced mega-forest offset Trump’s climate chaos?It's an appealing idea, a vast forest to soak up the extra carbon released due to Trump's policies, but it may not be so easy in reality, says Olive Heffernan
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Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipseA research team from Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) used the Stampede2 supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across much of the U.S., tracing a 70-mile-wide band across 14 states.
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The secret to living longer may be your social life | Susan PinkerThe Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker e
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Thrift Store Shoppers Buy $20,000 Worth of Vintage NASA Flight Suits for $1.20 Still: ClickOrlando.com The potential of striking gold at a thrift store can be very much dependent on where that store is located. Given NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is just an hour away, a pair of college students in Orlando were lucky enough to find six vintage flight suits buried in a box at a Salvation Army store that was going out of business. Because the Salvation Army store was shutting do
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Mineral layer around avian flu pathogen may be the cause for human infectionsAvian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. These mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and heat stable than the native viruses.
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Ny rapport: Det koster 14,4 milliarder at udrydde svine-MRSA – så det lader vi være medI teorien kan det – måske – lade sig gøre at slippe af med de resistente MRSA-bakterier i det danske svinestalde. Men vi er kommet så sent i gang, at omkostningerne løber løbsk, konkluderer fødevareministerens ekspertgruppe.
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fastRice University geophysicists use a new model to conclude that volcanic hot spots around the globe aren't moving as fast as recently thought.
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Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of next week's eclipseResearchers from Predictive Science Inc. used NASA and National Science Foundation-supported supercomputers to run highly-detailed forecasts of the Sun's corona -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun -- at the moment of the eclipse. The team combined data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, magnetic field maps, solar rotation rates and cutting-edge mathematical models to predict the stat
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Why It’s Better to Carry Weight on Your Head A young girl stands alongside a wood-canvas canoe. She wraps the tails of a long, leather strap around one of the canoe’s horizontal struts in preparation for a two-mile portage to the next lake. She swings the 100-pound, waterlogged canoe up over her head in a single fluid motion, resting it upside down on her shoulders, one end pointed toward the sky. Then she pulls the leather strap behind her
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Conversations about Diversity Aren't WorkingNow it's time for scientists to take collective action -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Operation Spywire: Evil Cubes The mole’s real identity appears to be the notorious Maxine Martini, an expert at the arts of disguise and infiltration, also a known RAGE operative. Surveillance has tracked her to Logan Airport and spotted her again in the high-rolling principality of Monaco. Her dossier indicates she’s fond of the nightlife there; the next phase of your mission will be to pose as a wealthy investor named Jamie
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Study finds 'modest correlation' between journalists' social networks and ideology of their news contentIn a new study, an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers has found a "modest correlation" between a journalist's Twitter network and the ideological dimensions of his or her news content. The researchers emphasized that while their work doesn't show causation, it does represent "a crucial first step toward greater critical examination of emerging patterns of media bias."
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Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week’s Car NewsA new breed of DeLorean, off-roaders go electric, and autonomous vehicles take to highway work zones.
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Trump’s Science Wish List Shuns Advanced Manufacturing, the Climate—and His Own Cuts
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“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634 — Bing Ads (@BingAds) August 17, 2017 We've known from Microsoft's financial reports that Bing has been growing. The search engine became profitable in the third calendar quarter of 2015, and Microsoft says it has continued to grow both the market share and revenue-per-search since then. But how big is Bing? Via O
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Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first timeThe parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms. For this reason, pig farmers in Europe preventively use toltrazuril to control parasite development. In contrast to congeneric parasites in chicken, no resistance to this pharmaceutical compound was described in pig parasites until recently. In an article in Par
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New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costsA research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and reduce energy costs.
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Can Twitter aid disaster response? New IST research examines howWith over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
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Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their mindsI'm sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest "alternative facts" peddled by Donald Trump.
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The Expense of Renewables Is Outweighed by the Healthcare Savings They Provide
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America Needs to Stay in Afghanistan Nearly 16 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States is nearing a seminal moment in its involvement in Afghanistan, as President Donald Trump gathers at Camp David today with his national-security team to determine what to do about the deteriorating stalemate he inherited in South Asia. The Trump administration is reportedly weighing several competing proposals for Afghanis
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Trump’s DOJ not trying to stop AT&T/Time Warner merger Enlarge / AT&T will own a bunch of new media properties if it is allowed to buy Time Warner. (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Despite President Trump's promise to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner Inc., the government's review of the merger has "reached an advanced stage" The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday . "The deal’s regulatory review has hit a late-stage point where AT&T lawyers are discus
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A better way to measure mortality trends?A new study suggests long-term mortality trends may be better understood by focusing on life-years lost -- remaining life expectancy for a decedent -- instead of solely looking at cause of death.
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Loans Applications? New techniques to measure social bias in softwareToday, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate against groups or individuals, say computer science researchers.
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Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to dieVitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.
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Cholesterol crystals contribute to heart attacks New research on 240 emergency room patients suggests that crystallized cholesterol can contribute to heart attacks. George Abela, lead author of the study and chief cardiologist at Michigan State University, analyzed the material that was obstructing the coronary arteries of patients who had suffered a heart attack and found that 89 percent of them had an excessive amount of these crystallized st
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Independent music labels are creating their own streaming services to give artists a fair dealMusic streaming services are hard to beat. With millions of users – Spotify alone had 60m by July 2017, and is forecast to add another 10m by the end of the year – paying to access a catalogue of more than 30m songs, any initial concerns seem to have fallen by the wayside.
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Cold Food, Hot AirEPA helps supermarkets switch to refrigerants that save money and lessen global warming -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Expense of Renewables Is Outweighed by the Health-Care Savings They Provide
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Silver linings: the climate scientist who records cloud behaviour Clouds cool the planet by reflecting solar energy back to space and also trap heat and radiate it back to Earth. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, physicist Kate Marvel discusses the double-edged effect clouds have on rising temperatures Clouds perform an important function in cooling the planet as they reflect solar energy back into space. Yet clouds also intensify warming by trapping the pla
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Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study SuggestsTempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply, according to new research.
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Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular healthWomen who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.
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Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritisTaking the contraceptive pill, particularly for seven or more consecutive years, is linked to a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
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In search of Edwards' pheasant: Amost extinct?Scientists say we need to improve our information about little-known species to reduce the risk of one going extinct just because no-one is interested in looking for it.
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Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolutionElucidating how body parts in their earliest recognizable form are assembled in tetrapods during development is essential for understanding the nature of morphological evolution. Nagoya University researchers found in eight tetrapod species that the position of the sacral vertebrae and the hindlimbs is determined by the initiation timing of Gdf11 gene expression. This will contribute to a forthcom
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Scientists from the MSU studied new liquid-crystalline photochromMembers of the Faculties of Chemistry and Fundamental Physical and Chemical Engineering at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in collaboration with foreign partners have synthesized and studied new liquid-crystal photochromic polymers. The research has been fulfilled within the framework of the project, funded by the Russian Science Foundation.
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Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organsScientists of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Tübingen discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. In two just-published studies they demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet cells in the pancreas and on renal function.
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased heart failure risk in older adultsA recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency.
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Want more women in top positions? Provide them with more flexibility at workThe recent BBC report on the pay of its top earners laid bare the disparities between men and women's earnings. But it should come as no surprise. The gender pay gap has been stubbornly stagnant over the past decade. According to the EU (which calculates the gap based on hourly pay differences between men and women), men earn around 20 percent more. And the UK's official statistics group, which ca
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Radarproducent: En ubåd i overfladen dukker op på alles radarEn ubåd i overfladen er langtfra usynlig for skibes radarer. Til gengæld er den heller ikke bemærkelsesværdig, og billederne arkiveres ikke, fortæller radarproducent. Politiet melder dog, at de har billeder at arbejde med.
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Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos GIF GIF: YouTube If you’re a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google’s got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by popular stock photography organizations. Before this research was recently presente
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Tri-Ply On a Budget: Get Five Awesome Pans For Just $140, Today Only Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Set , $140 If you’re envious of All-Clad pans, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage or sell a kidney to afford them, this Cuisinart MultiClad Pro set is a terrific alternative for a fraction of the price. Like All-Clad, all of these pans are built with a tri-ply steel-aluminum-steel construction, which ensures durability, a non-reactive cooking surface, and fast, e
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Digital citizenship opens doors for marginalisedAn Alfred Deakin Institute researcher has uncovered a digital world of civic identity and practice.
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Lost for Over a Century, This Is Now the Oldest Known Original Photo of a US President Image: Sotheby’s Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged—and it’s now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence. Since the mid-19th century, this photo has been unknowingly stored at the family home of the late Horace Everett, a Vermont congressman who served in the House from 1829 to 1843.
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First successful wild whale shark health assessments performedFor the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks -- the world's largest fish, classified as 'endangered' since 2016. The research advancement, which occurred in Indonesia's remote Cendrawasih Bay, has significant implicatio
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College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fatA new study found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index.
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Kids learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with humans than human-like animalsA new study found that four to 6-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than books with anthropomorphic (human-like) animals.
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Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required (credit: Eva Blue ) Reddit announced a big, and likely welcome, change coming to its site: native video uploads. After testing the feature out in about 200 communities, native video hosting will now roll out for all Reddit communities, giving every user the ability to upload and share videos on Reddit without the use of a third-party service. Until now, users had to upload videos to another site
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Language sways answer to ‘kill 1, save 5’ train dilemma New research suggests that people think about the question, “If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it?” differently if they hear it asked in a language other than their native one. Psychologists found in past research that people facing such a dilemma while communicating in a foreign language are far more willing to
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The Defenders: Marvel's TV Universe Clicks Into Place Is The Defenders a good show? Not if you take “good” to mean that it’s well-written, or deftly plotted, or boasts particularly transcendent performances. The script includes lines that belong nowhere outside of a Ferrero Rocher commercial, like, “Your insight on music history—it never ceases to amaze me,” or, “Please tell your wife she makes it even better than they did in Constantinople.” Though
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The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own WoundsBelgian researchers built a soft, squishy robot that can heal itself with just a bit of heat.
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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in VietnamA team of archaeologists from ANU has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.
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Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolutionIn the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones forming the vertebra. Tetrapods, as the name implies, are species that have four feet. However, this group also includes many other animals without four or any feet, such as snakes and birds. This is because tetrapods include all the organisms, living and
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A map of the cell's power stationResearchers from the University of Freiburg are mapping the distribution of all proteins in mitochondria for the first time.
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Researchers discover new chemical process that could reduce nitrogen oxides from diesel exhaustChemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.
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Population health impact of infants born small for gestational age in low- and middle-income countriesResearchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and CHERG used the first international, multi-ethnic birth weight standard, known as the INTERGROWTH-21st, to describe the global burden of suboptimal fetal growth.
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Special issue of Future Medicinal Chemistry explores immunotherapy edit articleThe field of immunotherapy is moving forward at an unprecedented rate and cancer immunotherapy, in particular, has recently come of age!
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Virus with an eggshellAvian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. As reported by Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie, these mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and
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Nye afgifter skal fremme dynamisk energiforbrugDe nødvendige ændringer vil kræve en overgangsperiode på 10 år, mener energifolk bag nyt forslag.
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms – an overview and my experiencesIn 2014 I was diagnosed with a type of myeloproliferative neoplasm. Since that time I have sought many treatments, and experienced many setbacks. Science-based medicine has kept me alive to write this post. Here I pass along some of my knowledge and experience regarding these rare cancers.
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Can astronauts see stars from the space station?I've often been asked the question, "Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?" Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of "yes!" with a recent post on Twitter of a timelapse he took from the ISS. Fischer captured the arc of the Milky Way in all its glory, saying it "paints the heavens in a thick coat of awesome-sauce!"
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How tranquil spaces can help people feel calm and relaxed in citiesWhen you think about somewhere that is tranquil, what do you imagine? Whether it's a wide open meadow, a deserted beach, or a river as it lazily flows along on a warm summer's afternoon, research shows tranquillity is mainly found in natural outdoor environments.
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Smart computersArtificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements.
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Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirthFlexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research by the University of Kent has shown.
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New study rebuts the claim that antidepressants do not workA theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.
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The power of perovskiteOIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications.
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How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flowResearchers at Nagoya University revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the cilia develop a random arrangement and cannot produce a uniform flow of CSF. This in turn leads to a build-up of fluid, which is associated with swelling of the head, known as hydr
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Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first timeCystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. European farmers preventively use toltrazuril to control parasite development. In contrast to congeneric chicken parasites, no resistance to toltrazuril was described in pig parasites until recently. Researchers of Vetmeduni Vienna now confirmed ineffectivness of toltrazuril against a Dutch isolate.
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Initial preliminary assessment of the health risks posed by longer-term consumption of foods contaminated with fipronilBased on currently available knowledge, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assumes that illegal applications of products containing fipronil have apparently been carried out over an extended period of time. For this reason, the longer term consumption of foods contaminated with fipronil has to be given due consideration when assessing the risks.
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Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and strokePatients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University.
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Researchers unlock cheesemaking secretResearchers say their new knowledge on the inner workings of a bacterium has important implications for Australia's billion dollar cheese industry.University of Queensland School of Agriculture and Food Sciences researcher Associate Professor Mark Turner said a discovery by a UQ, Columbia University and University of Washington research group had explained the regulation of an enzyme in the bacter
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Solutal Marangoni flows of miscible liquid drive transport without surface contaminationA research team led by Hyoungsoo Kim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST, succeeded in quantifying the phenomenon called, the Marangoni effect, which occurs at the interface between alcohol and water. It is expected that this finding will be a valuable resource used for effectively removing impurities from a surface fluid without any contamination, and developing materials that can rep
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Women may bear the brunt of climate change's impactsIn the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, I traveled from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to Staten Island to help community members rebuild their devastated neighborhoods. Perhaps the most poignant experience I had was helping to clean out the flooded basement of a single woman in Staten Island, named Rebecca. As volunteers, we sifted through the wreckage of personal effects in Rebecca's basement
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Curbing climate change—why it's so hard to act in timeThis summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a scientific experiment to study surface melting and its contribution to Greenland's accelerating ice losses. By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to sea level as it melts.
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Try these activities to teach kids about the eclipse Students of any age can participate in lessons around the total solar eclipse on Monday, say experts. August 21 will mark the first time in nearly a century that a total solar eclipse will span the entire United States. Many schools will be in session by then, though some have postponed their opening day so that students can witness the occurrence with their families. “…when you’re experiencing a
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Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipseScientists have forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across much of the US, tracing a 70-mile-wide band across 14 states.
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The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom Dozens of high-school students watched as four-legged drones buzzed past each other like yellow bumblebees in a gym at Kentucky’s Hazard Community and Technical College. More than 70 kids from eight schools had spent hours designing, building, and testing their own remote-controlled quadcopter unmanned aerial devices. Then, it was time to race them. The springtime competition was the culmination
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How 'temporary urbanism' can transform struggling industrial townsWhat will become of manufacturing towns in a post-industrial world? From the Ruhr region of Germany to the American "Rust Belt", once-prosperous factory cities are today faced with dwindling industry, shrinking populations and fundamental questions about their role in the modern global economy.
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These worms make decisions by eating like crazy The C. elegans roundworm sees by eating, sucking in big gulps of bacteria to learn about its surrounding environment. For a new study, scientists used a mathematical model to explain these eating bursts. What they discovered clarifies animals’ feeding behavior and the science of decision-making. “It’s an interesting model for understanding the processes that underlie how animals decide where and
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Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular healthWomen who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.
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A heart made of spider silkEver more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to disease, especially ischemic diseases such as cardiac infarction. There is still no treatment to reverse damage of this nature. Research is ongoing to develop methods of repairing such damage to normalize cardiac function. A promisi
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Fipronil in foods containing eggs: Estimations of maximum tolerable daily consumptionThe German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has prepared a health risk assessment based on limited available data on fipronil levels in foods (containing eggs) in Germany.
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Identifying individual atmospheric equatorial waves from a total flow fieldA new study presents a method for identifying individual equatorial waves in wind and geopotential height fields using horizontal wave structures derived from classical equatorial wave theory.
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Allergies: Cross-reactivity between cypress pollen and peaches/citrus fruits explainedIn collaboration with teams from the Czech Republic and Japan, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, (AP-HP), and (AP-HM) have identified the likely origin of the cross-reactivity between cypress pollen, peaches and citrus fruits. Their work has shown that these sources contain allergens belonging to a new family of proteins involved in pollen food associated syndrome. This discovery, published i
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Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in VietnamA team of archaeologists from The Australian National University has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.
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The Demons of Darkness Will Eat Men, and Other Solar Eclipse MythsHere’s a glimpse at the way that civilizations around the world have understood solar eclipses, and used them to reinforce cultural norms and values.
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Making driverless cars safe for pedestriansRight now, there are two ways to be safe crossing a road: Wait until no cars are close by, so there's enough time to make it to the other side of the street – or communicate with oncoming drivers. As the number of pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads climbs, up 25 percent since 2010 to more than 5,000 people in 2015, the dawn of driverless cars offers the promise of improving that sad safety record.
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P-piller kan reducere risikoen for leddegigtKvinder, der spiser p-piller, synes at have en reduceret risiko for at udvikle leddegigt, viser en ny svensk forskning.
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Expense of Renewables Is Outweighed by the Healthcare Savings They Provide
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Boom - a semi-scientific tale of fish, sex and the end of the world – review Theatre 503 Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s comedy raises a few laughs and some interesting points about scientific evidence and how not to plan for the end of the world If someone was offering “sex to change the course of the world” would you swipe left? Or would you take the chance and meet them? If you’re anything like Jo, you’ll take the chance. If you’re lucky, you’ll get crazy-exciting sex. If you’r
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To spur innovation, teach A.I. to find analogies A method for teaching artificial intelligence analogies through crowdsourcing could allow a computer to search data for comparisons between disparate problems and solutions, highlighting important—but potentially unrecognized—underlying similarities. “Once you can search for analogies, you can really crank up the speed of innovation…” The method could enable A.I. to search through databases of pa
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Great American Eclipse: Everything you need to know to get readyThe stage is set for the first total solar eclipse in the continental US since 1979. Here’s our guide to the best way to enjoy the spectacle
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For sniffing out crime and missing persons, science backs blood-detection dogsIt's difficult to contemplate the tragedy of losing a loved one and never knowing what happened to them.
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Siemens Gamesa afskediger 600 på vingefabrik i AalborgÆndrede markedsforhold og intensiveret konkurrence er årsag til, at knap hver fjerde medarbejder på vingefabrikken afskediges pr. 30.september
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Closest Approach Ever By a Large Asteroid Won't End Life on Earth, But Probably Should Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There’s a petulant species of brainy monkeys apes that just can’t seem to get along that probably deserves to be completely wiped out in a fiery collision. But there you go, flying right on by. At three miles wide (4.8 km), Asteroid Florence is a biggie. In fact, it’s the largest asteroid to pass by at such a close distance sin
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White Supremacy Isn't a Philosophy, It's a FilterTo view the world through a supremacist lens is to live in the complicity of false equivalences, to willfully color malice as virtue.
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Review: Essential PhoneThink of Essential's flagship phone as the anti iPhone.
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Essential 360˚ Camera: Hands-On First ImpressionsThis add-on for the Essential phone shoots spherical photos, and demonstrates the company's magnetic accessory dock.
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Don't Get Too Excited For That Crazy Rumor About Superman's Return in Justice League Patty Jenkins is very close to directing Wonder Woman 2 . Get another look at a few of the heroes showing up in Avengers: Infinity War . The live-action Jetsons remake is getting a pilot. Plus, more footage from Riverdale , Inhumans , and Death Note , and tons of images from Thor: Ragnarok . To me, my Spoilers! Justice League The internet is all in a fluster over a new Reddit rumor about just how
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A Normal Person's Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. After ditching Google in 2014, Rubin ran off to open a bakery (YUM!), but he’s returned to the world of gadgets to “ inject passion back into smartphon
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Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problemsSociety's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published in the journal Science.
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CAS scientists make autism advance using monkey modelRecently, researchers from Dr. Zhang Yongqing's group at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) found neurodevelopmental abnormality in a SHANK3-deficient non-human primate for the first time.
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Gene variant activity is surprisingly variable between tissuesEvery tissue has its own pattern of active alleles, a large-scale study led by an international team of scientists at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has found. Researchers of the former group of Denise Barlow were able to show that the differential allele activity is regulated by tissue-specific, regulatory DNA elements known as enhancers - a pr
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Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipseA research team from Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) used the Stampede2 supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across much of the US, tracing a 70-mile-wide band across 14 states.
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The Creator of Android Made a $699 Phone That’s Beautiful but Not EssentialWe tried Andy Rubin’s new Essential Phone so you don’t have to.
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We share the Milky Way with 100 million black holesNew census calculates black hole populations in galaxies big and small.
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Tech companies can distinguish between free speech and hate speech if they want toIn the wake of violence in the US town of Charlottesville, the tech industry has started removing access to some of their services from groups associated with the far-right and those espousing racial intolerance.
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Image of the Day: Sperm ProtectorsAmong their many functions, macrophages in mouse testes guard sperm against attacks by other immune cells.
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Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.
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From the edge of the solar system, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 yearsThis month marks 40 years since NASA launched the two Voyager space probes on their mission to explore the outer planets of our solar system, and Australia has been helping the US space agency keep track of the probes at every step of their epic journey.
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Kæmpe atlas over kræftpatienters overlevelse kan føre til ny medicinForskere kan på baggrund af nyt studie lave prognoser for patienters overlevelsesmulighed for kræft baseret på genernes udtryk. Det skulle gerne føre til ny medicinudvikling, lyder det fra forskerne.
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Næsten alle biler har en alvorlig it-sårbarhed, som ikke kan fjernes Nu advarer sikkerhedsforskere mod ny angrebsmetode. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/naesten-alle-biler-har-alvorlig-it-saarbarhed-ikke-kan-fjernes-1079198 Version2
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Politiet bruger “no-hits” til at opklare et minimalt antal sager Nummerpladescanninger, som politiet gemmer i deres registre i længere tid, end Datatilsynet mener er proportionalt, har været med til at opklare mordsager, drabsforsøg og bandeskyderier. Men det er et fåtal i forhold til den mængde scanninger, der foretages. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/politiet-bruger-no-hits-at-opklare-sager-1079127 Version2
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Calves should receive more pain relief during husbandry procedures, researchers findCalves may not be receiving the right level of pain relief when undergoing routine animal husbandry procedures including castration and disbudding, new research has found.
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Will we all be passengers or are we putting the cart before the horse?Iggy Pop's song, "The Passenger" has already been used for car adverts and yet seems out of tune when cars are sold as enablers of freedom, won through agency and control. But with the coming era of autonomous vehicles, it aptly represents a new kind of freedom on the roads.
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Community health workers lead to better health, lower costs for Medicaid patientsAs politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers showed that patients who received support from community health workers (CHWs) had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support. The results also showed reductions in cig
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Genome analysis with near-complete privacy possible, say researchersIt is now possible to scour complete human genomes for the presence of disease-associated genes without revealing any genetic information not directly associated with the inquiry, say researchers.
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Early rotator cuff surgery yields good long-term outcomesEarly surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes, reports a study.
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Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security Enlarge (credit: Omer Shwartz et al. ) People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The concern arises from research that shows how replacement screens—one put into a Huawei Nexus 6P and the other into an L
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Image: Jupiter—a new point of viewThis striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft.
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The power of perovskiteOIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications.
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Causes of Global WarmingSince the late 1700s, the world's climate has been changing rapidly, mostly due to human causes.
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Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loomA new study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.
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Algal blooms cost Ohio homeowners $152 million over six yearsAlgal blooms at two Ohio lakes cost Ohio homeowners $152 million in lost property value over six years, researchers estimate. Meanwhile, a related study suggests that algae is driving anglers away from Lake Erie, causing fishing license sales to drop at least 10 percent every time a bloom reaches a moderate level of health risk.
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Detecting defects hidden in hidesAn Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist has found a way to spot defects in the animal hides that become footwear, sporting goods, fashion accessories, and other leather goods.
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Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distancesBirds have an impressive ability to navigate. They can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning home after months away.
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How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genesThe now infamous Google memo, written by engineer James Damore, has inflamed longstanding debates about the differences between women and men.
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Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payoutsFor the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.
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ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipsesAstrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.
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Confessions of a Costume Curator There’s something transgressive about touching other people’s clothes—especially dead people’s clothes. Some would even call it spooky. As a costume curator and fashion historian, I have colleagues who swear that they have felt, and even seen, ghostly presences in their museums’ costume-storage areas. It’s easy to get the chills in those cramped rooms, which are climate-controlled to the ideal te
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Remembering Marian C. DiamondIllustrations from the Scientific American archive highlight key discoveries of an influential neuroscientist -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Yes, We Can Communicate with AnimalsBut only in limited ways, because our brains are so fundamentally different -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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So Youve Been Mistaken as a White NationalistBiomedical engineer Kyle Quinn fends off a frenzied Internet mob after being wrongly identified as a Charlottesville protester.
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David Jones obituaryScientist and writer who, under his pen name, Daedalus, entertained readers with his ‘impossible’ inventions David Jones, who has died aged 79, was a physical chemist and writer who, through his columns under the pseudonym Daedalus, entertained readers of New Scientist, Nature and the Guardian for more than 30 years. His ideas for inventions started from secure principles and wove a plausible tale
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The truth about cat and dog food " data-lgsrc="http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/large_16x9/public/images/2017/08/1-v0ecxb5vjov-g1on9iux4q.jpeg?itok=mgldj11_&fc=50,50" data-medsrc="http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/styles/medium_16x9/public/images/2017/08/1-v0ecxb5vjov-g1on9iux4q.jpeg?itok=FtSn22wE&fc=50,50"> From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Those little paws leave a big environmental footprint. Pet
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Right kind of collaboration is key to solving environmental problemsSociety's ability to solve environmental problems is tied to how different actors collaborate and the shape and form of the networks they create, says a new study from researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre which is published in the journal Science.
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Industrial "edge cities" have helped China growChina's massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics.
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Evidence found of white dwarf remnant after supernovaAn international team of space scientists has found evidence of what they believe is a remnant of a type Iax supernova—a white dwarf moving in a way that suggests it was blown across part of the universe by the power of a thermonuclear explosion. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their study of the star and why they believe it is the remains of an Iax supernova.
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Agroindustrial waste can be used as material for housing and infrastructureGuidelines for a research project about agroindustrial wastes and their potential use as appropriate materials for housing and infrastructure include converting waste into resources, substituting toxic raw materials for healthy inputs, and migrating from harmful to sustainable production processes.
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Choose From Nearly 100 Discounted Board Games In Amazon's One-Day Sale Board Game Gold Box If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal . Nearly 100 games are available , and while a few of the most popular titles are listed below, you should really head over to Amazon to browse the entire sale. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today , and the best stu
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Astrophysicists explain the mysterious behavior of cosmic raysA team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model explaining the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova explosions by one or two orders of magnitude. The model focuses mainly on the recent discovery of giant structures called Fermi bubbles.
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Tracing the Sources of Today's Russian CyberthreatSome of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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City Cemetery: 3 Tombs Discovered in Ancient EgyptThree tombs stretching back to the 27th Dynasty have been uncovered in the Al-Kamin Al-Shrawi area in the Minya Province of Egypt, south of Cairo, according to a statement.
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How to Explain the Total Solar Eclipse to Your KidsThere's a simple way to explain the phenomenon to your kids, and you can enjoy even simpler ways to experience the eclipse.
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Scientists use standard office scanner as a tool for soil color evaluationA scientist of the Soil Science Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and her colleagues have designed a simple technique for quantitatively characterizing soil colour with the help of a low-cost office scanner. The promising colour control technique decreases incorrect diagnostics of soil horizons, and consequently increases the accuracy of soil maps.
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Rigshospitalets protestbrev får bred opbakningKlinikledelserne på Rigshospitalet får opbakning fra kollegaer, Lægeforeningen, Danske Regioner og Lægemiddelindustriforeningen i deres protestbrev mod nedskæringer på hospitalerne.
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Scientist emphasizes importance of multi-level thinkingA new paper touches on a range of deep questions within and outside the atmospheric sciences, including insights into the nature of science itself, and of scientific understanding—what it means to understand a scientific problem in depth—and into the communication skills necessary to convey that understanding and to mediate collaboration across specialist disciplines. "On multi-level thinking and
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FOTOS: På rundtur i selvforsynende superhusSe, hvordan et 500 kvadratmeter stort hus, der er fuldstændig selvforsynende med energi, kan skrues sammen.
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Where does the solar wind come from? The eclipse may offer answersA quick-fire polarization camera should help scientists detect the origins of the solar wind during the Aug. 21 eclipse.
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The Overlooked Heroes Who Lead Climbers Up EverestMeet the Sherpas, porters and other workers of the tallest mountain in the world.
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What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About LanguageThe whistles that a shepherd uses to command her dog sound a whole lot like human language.
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Get Ready to Robo-Rumble With This Giant Fightin' MegaBot MechSixteen feet tall. Twelve tons of steel. Tank treads for feet, and an interchangeable arsenal. It's MegaBot time!
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FCC Pledges Openness -- Just Don't Ask To See ComplaintsAgency shielding complaints about internet providers, analysis of website outage
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Crispr Fans Dream of a Populist Future for Gene EditingOver two days in Berkeley, scientists, CEOs, farmers, conservationists, and citizens gathered to talk about the promise and peril of Crispr.
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Deep learning topper Gartners hype-kurve, men generel AI er stadig over 10 år væk Kunstig intelligens i alt er mantraet for dette års Gartner hype-cyklus. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/deep-learning-topper-gartners-hype-kurve-generel-ai-stadig-10-aar-vaek-1079197 Version2
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Ars Technica
Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The West is changing how it does summer Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it seemed like there are fewer summer blackouts, especially in the western US, than there used to be. This resonated with me. When I was a kid growing up in Southern California, summer always seemed to bring with it a couple of electrical blackouts. By 2001, the term "rolling blackouts" was a household phrase.
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Why Do Humans Talk to Animals If They Can’t Understand? “Do you think it’s weird that I tell Nermal I love her multiple times a day?” My sister’s question was muffled, her face stuffed in the fur of her six-month-old kitten (named for the cat from Garfield ). We were sitting in the living room of her apartment and, as always, Nermal was vying for our attention—pawing at our hair, walking along the couch behind us, spreading across our laps and looking
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Researcher finds ancient Pompeii water pipes contaminated with toxic antimonyThe ancient Romans were famous for their advanced water supply. But the drinking water in the pipelines was probably poisoned with antimony on a scale that would have led to daily problems with vomiting, diarrhoea, and liver and kidney damage, according to water pipe analyses from Pompeii.
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Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecastsDim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds–specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these giant clouds can move and thicken or thin surprisingly rapidly, in less than an Earth day, but did not understand why.
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Histone 1, the guardian of genome stabilityScientists headed by Ferran Azorín at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have discovered why histone 1 is a major protection factor against genomic instability and a vital protein. Their study of the function of histone 1, the least known of the five histones, has been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Supermassive Black Holes May Dine on "Jellyfish" GalaxiesGalaxies with trailing ‘tentacles’ of gas and newborn stars could help feed some of the universe’s most powerful objects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sådan gik svensk ingeniør off grid med sol og brintHans-Olof Nilsson kunne være gået på pension. I stedet byggede han et selvforsynende off grid-hus, der kører på sol og brint. Nu banker energibranchen på for at gøre hans idé til forretning.
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Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopyChemists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a super-photostable fluorescent dye called PhoxBright 430 (PB430) to visualize cellular ultra-structure by super-resolution microscopy. The exceptional photostability of this new dye enables continuous STED imaging. With its ability to tag proteins with fluorescent labels, PB430 demonstrates its use in the 3-D construction and multicolor imaging o
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Large asteroid to safely pass earth on September 1Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles is size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it's about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) in size
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Growing Virtual Plants Could Help Farmers Boost Their CropsResearchers are using 3-D modeling to identify the future’s heartiest pickings -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dansk flyjubilæum: Gense filmen om de danske flypionererDet er Danske Flyveres 100-års jubilæum i dag. Her er filmen om de danske flypionerer Kramme & Zeuthen, der byggede KZ-flyene.
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New Scientist - News
Can’t stop procrastinating? Try cognitive behaviour therapyDo you find yourself doing absolutely any task other than the one at the top of your to-do list? There might now be a way to treat procrastination
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New Scientist - News
Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friendsChimpanzees of all ages will comfort upset companions, but adult chimps do it less – perhaps because they are more selective about who they help
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The Atlantic
Black Charlottesville Has Seen This All Before CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—For the black community, life goes on. On Monday morning, painted-over swastikas and anti-fascist signs still decorated corners on the main streets. News vans still zipped around town, and stragglers still ventured to visit the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park and the street corner a few blocks away, where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was struck a
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The Atlantic
The Nation's Official Memorial to Robert E. Lee Gets a Rewrite Of the many statues of Robert E. Lee that still decorate American cities, towns, universities, and even the United States Capitol , the vast majority have been designated by state legislatures and other local councils and organizations. But the Confederate general also has the honor of an official national memorial, bestowed by Congress in 1955. “Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial” was t
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Civil War Reader In 1857, after decades of legislative compromises, slave rebellions, and sectional squabbles, the United States stood poised on a knife’s edge. That year, the Supreme Court ruled in the notorious Dred Scott case that black people were not, and could never become, citizens, and that the national government lacked the authority to ban slavery in federal territories. Abolitionists and pro-slavery gr
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The Atlantic
The Women Behind the 'Alt-Right' Last Friday night, the white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park all looked strikingly similar. They were almost exclusively white, of course. But they were also relatively young. And with a handful of exceptions, they were men. The “Unite the Right” rally brought together white nationalists of all stripes, including traditional white supremacists like Neo-Nazis and th
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Ingeniøren
Spørg Scientariet: Hvordan lugter der på rumstationen?En læser vil gerne vide, hvordan der lugter på ISS. Det svarer dansk rumlæge hos Nasa samt vores egen astronaut, Andreas Mogensen, på.
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NYT > Science
Pursuits: Birders and Naturalists Ponder the Fate of the Greater Sage GrouseThe Interior Secretary recently announced that efforts to protect the handsome bird, known for an amazing mating dance, are being reviewed.
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NYT > Science
What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out MondayGrid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.
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NYT > Science
How to Stay Sane During a Solar EclipseThe terrifying beauty of totality is best confronted in a crowd.
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Science | The Guardian
Treasure and intrigue: scientists unravel story of 1740 Kent shipwreck Excavation has brought up silver dollars, pewter jugs and a mystery chest from Rooswijk wreck in Goodwin Sands Covered with seaweed, bits of shell and pebbles concreted into lumps of corroded iron, the wooden seaman’s chest from the Dutch East India ship Rooswijk remains tantalisingly locked after almost 300 years. It will take months of conservation work before the archaeologists discover whethe
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Ingeniøren
Forskere bag stort energiprojekt: Overset fleksibilitet kan sikre den grønne omstillingDet er en myte, at potentialet i fleksibelt elforbrug er lille, mener en gruppe forskere. Ny afgiftsmodel skal åbne for oversete potentialer.
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Ingeniøren
Ugens it-job: Siemens, FlowIT og Netcompany søger it-folk På dagens liste finder du job for udviklere, it-ledere, konsulenter og data scientister. Find jobbet for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-siemens-flowit-netcompany-flere-store-firmaer-soeger-it-folk-9513 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren
Techfirmaer går i clinch med højreekstremister: »Er det i dag internettet dør?« En lang række teknologi-giganter har nægtet nynazister adgang til digitale tjenester. Hjemmeside for nynazister er flyttet til det mørke net. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/techselskaber-gaar-clinch-med-hoejreekstremister-hjemmeside-nynazister-flyttet-moerke-net Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Histone 1, the guardian of genome stabilityGenomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount.Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable DNA damage when translated and is lethal for the organism.
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Ingeniøren
Plantebaseret ‘kødburger’ ikke godkendt i USADen amerikanske fødevarestyrelse er endnu ikke parat til at godkende Impossible Foods' plantebaserede ‘hakkekød’. Firmaet fortsætter dog lovligt salget af deres produkt.
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Science : NPR
Exclusive: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases. (Image credit: OHSU)
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Science : NPR
California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power. Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid. (Image credit: Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images)
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The Atlantic
It's Time to Make Afghanistan Someone Else's Problem The Trump administration, as well as its critics, are reportedly wrestling with the question of a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, where the government has shown no signs of being able to turn the tide in the 16-year war against the Taliban. General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan , with support from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advis
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The Atlantic
Smoking Versus Edibles Asking for a Friend, I have a friend who smokes weed pretty much daily. In a world of medicinal and decriminalized marijuana, what are the actual costs/benefits of consuming it in different forms (smoking, vaping, cookies)? I live in Philadelphia, so I’d appreciate if you didn’t use my name. Thanks. Dear Terry Gross, Last month, Canada’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health issued some interest
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Dagens Medicin
PLO går stadig efter OK-aftale med regionerne PLO går fortsat efter at indgå en aftale om en ny overenskomst med regionerne. Freitag konstaterer, at både PLO og RLTN ser mulighed for at lande en god aftale.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Facts about the US solar eclipse on August 21On Monday, August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will march across the entire United States.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
In Lebanon, salt producers fear craft is drying upAt 93, Elias al-Najjar has spent half a century harvesting salt by hand from ponds on Lebanon's Mediterranean shore, but he and his colleagues fear their way of life is dying.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Of demons and dragons - the history of solar eclipsesA dragon eating the Sun. Make that a giant toad. A demon. No, a vampire!
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Ingeniøren
Store bygninger fritages for løbende energimærkningRegeringen vil fritage store privatejede bygninger for løbende energimærkning for at lette byrden for erhvervslivet. Kritikere mener, at energimærkningens egentlige problemer forbliver uløste.
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Viden
Internetkloge patienter udfordrer lægerneInternetsøgninger efter symptomer og diagnoser er blevet automatreaktionen for mange af os, når helbredet skranter. Over hver tredje dansker gør det som forberedelse til lægebesøg, viser ny undersøgelse.
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New Scientist - News
Genetic test helps people avoid statins that may cause them painMany people who take statins ditch them due to painful side effects. But genetic testing can help choose the right drug, minimising this risk
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North AmericaThe first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardensRoberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Apple's deep pockets could take on Hollywood, NetflixThe potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdownAn Australian court on Friday ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for someWhile Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like BitcoinAustralia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for FoxconnThe Wisconsin Assembly approved a $3 billion tax break Thursday with bipartisan support for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resignsThe CEO of India-based outsourcing and information technology company Infosys, Vishal Sikka, has resigned following differences with some founders of the company, including N.R. Narayana Murthy.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipseIts jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize natureClimate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Citrus: From luxury item to cash cropNew research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
The Western Ghats of India revealed two new primitive species of earthwormThe Western Ghats mountains lie at the southwestern continental margin of Peninsular India and extend all the way from Gujarat to Kerala. The massif has earned its place amongst the eight 'hottest' biodiversity hotspots in the world.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderingSome of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades.
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Science | The Guardian
How Nasa's Voyager spacecraft changed the face of UK science Although almost exclusively American, the 40-year-old Nasa Voyager spacecraft helped raise the ambitions of the UK’s planetary astronomers The rasp of the filling cabinet’s shutter fills the office, and my guest comes face to face with his past. “My pharaoh’s tomb is open,” he quips, before uttering a more heartfelt, “My goodness me.” His name is Garry Hunt and we are standing in front of more th
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube
Norma Andrews (UMCP) 2: Ca2+-Dependent Lysosomal Exocytosis Mediates Endocytosis and Wound Healing Dr. Norma Andrews overviews the mechanisms of cellular plasma membrane repair. Part 1: Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Repair: Norma Andrews overviews the mechanisms of cellular plasma membrane repair. As she describes, a lesion is followed by a Ca2+-dependent movement of vesicles to the plasma membrane. Part 2: Ca2+-Dependent Lysosomal Exocytosis Mediates Endocytosis and Wound Healing: Norma Andre
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube
Norma Andrews (UMCP) 1: Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Repair Dr. Norma Andrews overviews the mechanisms of cellular plasma membrane repair. Part 1: Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Repair: Norma Andrews overviews the mechanisms of cellular plasma membrane repair. As she describes, a lesion is followed by a Ca2+-dependent movement of vesicles to the plasma membrane. Part 2: Ca2+-Dependent Lysosomal Exocytosis Mediates Endocytosis and Wound Healing: Norma Andre
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Science | The Guardian
We saved the whale. The same vision can save the planet | Susanna RustinHope alone won’t halt climate change but Al Gore’s latest film highlights the role optimism can play “Hope is essential – despair is just another form of denial,” Al Gore said last week, in an interview to promote the sequel to his 2006 climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth . As well as the very bad news of Donald Trump’s science-denying presidency, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Powe
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize natureClimate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis. In other words, the more things change, the more they are the same.
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Ingeniøren
Folkekirkens It kaster om sig med admin-rettigheder Hvis en hacker overtager en lokaladministratorers rettigheder, kan hackeren afkoble sikkerhedssystemer - men i Folkekirken er der uddelt alt for mange lokaladministratorrettigheder. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/folkekirkens-it-kaster-sig-med-adm-rettigheder-1079179 Version2
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Ingeniøren
Leder: Forbud mod dieselbiler er det forkerte svar på skandalen Biler
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
The Western Ghats of India revealed two new primitive species of earthwormHaving conducted a survey of the earthworms in the Western Ghats mountains, India, a team of four scientists discovered two species new to science. Both belong to a primitive family. They are described in the open access journal ZooKeys.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Citrus: From luxury item to cash cropNew research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Doctors exploring how to prescribe income securityPhysicians at St. Michael's Hospital are studying how full-time income support workers hired by health-care clinics can help vulnerable patients or those living in poverty improve their finances and their health.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Mount Sinai identifies mechanism for resilience in people with high risk of bipolar disorderResearchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes them resilient to bipolar disorder. The results suggest that the brain is able to adapt to the biological risk for bipolar disorder and open new avenues in pursuing further research to enhance resilience in those at risk and currently affected.
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Ingeniøren
Jobsøgning: Undgå at virke desperat - det skræmmer virksomheder væk Det er ikke nok at være dygtig, når du er jobsøgende. Jobfinder lister fem ting, som du bør have styr på, når du søger arbejde. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/jobsoegning-fem-fejl-faar-dig-at-virke-desperat-9510 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Dagens Medicin
Sundhedsplatformen koster psykiater syv timer ekstra per patient En tidsmåling, som Peter Handest, overlæge fra Psykiatrisk Center Nordsjælland, har lavet, viser, at han nu bruger tre gange så lang tid på at skrive journalnotater ind i Sundhedsplatformen, som han tidligere brugte på at diktere. Hvor han skønsmæssigt før brugte tre timer på at diktere et udredningsforløbs samlede notater, bruger han nu 10 timer.
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Dagens Medicin
Rystet lægepar: Fejl i Sundhedsplatformen førte til livsfarlig dobbeltordination Region Hovedstaden har stadig ikke løst problemet med, at Sundhedsplatformen fordobler ordinationer til Det Fælles Medicinkort, selvom det allerede blev kendt under implementeringen på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital for et år siden. I psykiatrien, der senest har fået it-systemet indført, har lægepar oplevet, at systemet bragte en plejehjemsbeboer i fare.
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Dagens Medicin
Det postfaktuelle angreb på lægers autoritetDe kendsgerninger, som sundhedsmyndighederne er bygget op om, har svære vilkår i en tid, hvor falske og misvisende informationer florerer digitalt. Den postfaktuelle omgang med viden er en ‘gedigen udfordring’, vurderer professor, mens andre eksperter peger på, at søgen efter alternativ viden er udtryk for, at sundhedsvæsenet ikke har kapacitet til at imødekomme alle patientens behov.
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Dagens Medicin
Lars Henrik Jensen: »Jeg har været nødt til at gentænke min lægerolle« Hurtige nyheder og vidensudveksling på de sociale medier udfordrer den konservatisme, som ifølge overlæge Lars Henrik Jensen kendetegner den lægefaglige kommunikation. Personligt har han set sig nødsaget til at gentænke sin egen lægerolle for at bevare den gode relation til patienterne og undgå tab af autoritet.
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Dagens Medicin
»Patienter, som har mistet troen på systemet, kommer slet ikke« Praksislæge Rasmus Nørøxe mener ikke, at skepsis og kritiske spørgsmål fra patienterne skal tolkes som udtryk for, at tilliden til sundhedsvæsenet er på retræte. Patienter har alle dage søgt viden fra alternative kilder, og lægens opgave er at uddanne dem til at navigere i den jungle af informationer, de bevæger sig rundt i, siger han.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Worm atlas profiles gene readouts in every cell type in the animalA worm atlas has been built that profiles gene readouts for every kind of cell in the animal. This is the first time this type of comprehensive profiling for a multi-cellular organism has been created. The study was conducted at a larval stage of the roundworm C. elegans. The resource should have many uses, such as for studies on how genetic instructions guide the formation of body parts.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Ray of hope for more abundant wheat cropsUsing infrared gas analyzers connected to a miniature controlled environment chamber, botanists have simulated a sudden increase in sunlight following shade, and measured the time it took for the plant to regain its maximum photosynthesis efficiency and take full advantage of the extra energy from light. They found it took about 15 minutes for photosynthesis to reach maximum efficiency.
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Ingeniøren
Markante fagfolk til politikerne: Her er vejen til smarte energiafgifterPrisen på energi skal afspejle, hvilken forurening den medfører. Det er nødvendigt for at fremme den grønne omstilling, mener en gruppe fagfolk bag nyt udspil.
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Dagens Medicin
Den nordjyske talentfabrik Claus Brøckner Nielsen, der for to år siden blev lægefaglig direktør for Regionshospital Nordjylland, har måttet slås med flere ’lortesager’ med hospitalets læger i pressen, men det skal være slut nu. Udvikling skal være mantraet for de ansatte, mener den lægefaglige direktør. Uddannelse, forskning og faglighed skal i topklasse, og hospitalet skal være en talentfabrik.
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Dagens Medicin
Spænding på plakaten I løbet af efteråret skal en række tunge beslutninger træffes, og afgørelserne kan få vidtrækkende konsekvenser for både sundhedsprofessionelle og for syge danskere.
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Dagens Medicin
Politisk krav kan lukke flere afdelinger i b&u-psykiatrien
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Dagens Medicin
Det var så den sommer!
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern AfricaThe earliest introduction of domestic chickens and black rats from Asia to the east coast of Africa came via maritime trade routes between the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Antibiotics found to weaken body's ability to fight off diseaseAdding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the gut interferes with the immune system's ability to fight off disease.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Model for lighter armor developedEngineers are working on developing new light-weight ceramic materials that resist fracture. They are working to better understand exactly how these materials, which are suited for Soldier personal protection and Army systems, fracture, and how they can be further improved. They are focusing on failure through cracking; the material eventually disintegrates into a granular-like state through a pro
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