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New research on Fragile X syndrome reinforces importance of early detectionNew insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.
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Hurricane Harvey Heads for Texas Fracking's Favorite PortCorpus Christi, a critical port for the Texas oil and gas industry, is also one of the most vulnerable places in America when it comes to coastal flooding.
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If you’re 35 or younger, your genes can predict whether the flu vaccine will workA set of nine genes predicted an effective response to the flu vaccine in young people, no matter the strains.
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Poem of the Week: ‘Jazz’ by Theodore Maynard The first jazz recordings were made a century ago, in late February 1917. Just five years later, Carl Engel reported in our August 1922 issue , “Jazz is upon us everywhere.” The music was spreading into venues across the United States and Europe, and Engel, for one, was not a fan. He found the dancing inspired by “this delirious caterwauling” particularly offensive: “silly, lewd gyrations … the r
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Restoring Kabbalah to Mainstream Judaism About 200 years ago, a Jewish scholar in Germany wrote a work called Judaism in Its Main Streams (or Hauptstroemungen , in German). In doing so, he created a new term, one that had never existed before: “Mainstream Judaism.” The intent of proclaiming a mainstream, of course, is to exclude. What is it that is not “mainstream Judaism,” and therefore can be dismissed or swept under the rug? In this
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A Title II opponent explains why Ajit Pai’s plan won’t protect net neutrality Enlarge / Net neutrality supporters march past the FCC headquarters before a commission meeting on May 15, 2014. (credit: Getty Images | The Washington Post) The Federal Communications Commission plan to repeal net neutrality rules depends partly on the argument that antitrust rules can protect consumers and websites from bad behavior by Internet service providers. "I think that antitrust and con
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They Should Sell These Brilliant Paper Flashlights in Giant Rolls Like Paper Towels GIF How many times have you stumbled in the dark, trying to locate a flashlight, only to discover the batteries inside it are dead? It’s an inconvenience in the middle of the night, but a genuine problem in an emergency, which is why this roll-up paper flashlight from Nendo seems like a brilliant idea for when the power unexpectedly goes out. Made from YUPO, a durable, waterproof paper from a Jap
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Frustrated Customers Have No Idea When Their Essential Phones Are Supposed to Arrive [Updated] Image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo One of the biggest challenges for a hardware startup is to actually create a finished product. But another is actually delivering the product to the customers that paid for them. It’s a common problem . And based on the recent frustrations of people who ordered Andy Rubin’s super hyped new phone , Essential Products is running into some trouble with the second part o
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Get Ready to Get Outside Because REI's Labor Day Sale Is Already Here REI Labor Day Sale The REI Labor Day Sale , one of the retailer’s biggest sale of the year, is here. Get up to 40% off on an almost overwhelming amount of outdoor gear , from camping, to paddling, to hiking, to cycling, and everything in between. It’ll take some time to sort through everything, so you’d better get started now.
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Conformal metasurface coating eliminates crosstalk and shrinks waveguidesThe properties of materials can behave in funny ways. Tweak one aspect to make a device smaller or less leaky, for example, and something else might change in an undesirable way, so that engineers play a game of balancing one characteristic against another. Now a team of Penn State electrical engineers have a way to simultaneously control diverse optical properties of dielectric waveguides by usin
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The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate ChangeThe links between hurricanes and climate change are not simple. Some things are known with growing certainty. Others, not so much.
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Scientists Built a Virtual Reality 'Holodeck' for Lab AnimalsResearchers have created an environment for experimenting on animals that appears to be effective at generating convincing illusions of the natural world.
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New milestone in development of Kinase Chemogenomic SetA new milestone has been reached in the development of the Kinase Chemogenomic Set, a potent group of inhibitors which allow deeper exploration of the human kinome, a family of enzymes critical to understanding human disease and developing new therapies.
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Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical forceScientists have achieved precise and fully reversible switching of the polarity of voltage produced by the thermoelectric effect across a gold junction with an atomic-scale contact. The control of thermoelectric voltage was achieved by mechanically elongating the contact. This technology is expected to find applications in thermopower generation, measurement techniques in materials science, and so
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Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study findsTinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at rest. The finding provides patients with validation of their experiences and hope for future treatment
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High tunability of 2-D materialA science team has precisely measured some previously obscured properties of a 2-D semiconducting material known as moly sulfide, which opens up a new avenue to applications.
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Hormonal IUDs have no effect on lactation or breastfeeding, suggests researchEarly placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby, research shows.
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Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peakScientists have developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases.
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The pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain diseaseResearchers show FGF21, a factor secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system after injury.
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Team develops novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer that could be used in spaceWith a new breakthrough, the high-performance polymer now could theoretically be used in any shape, size, or structure, and not just within the aerospace industry, say researchers. The same material can be found in scores of electronic devices, including cell phones and televisions.
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NASA look at Tropical Storm Pakhar in infrared lightNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Pakhar and gathered temperature data to determine the location of the most powerful storms within. Pakhar has triggered a number of warnings throughout the Philippines as the storm moves closer.
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New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material, provide most precise band gap measurement for monolayer moly sulfideTwo-dimensional materials are a sort of a rookie phenom in the scientific community. They are atomically thin and can exhibit radically different electronic and light-based properties than their thicker, more conventional forms, so researchers are flocking to this fledgling field to find ways to tap these exotic traits.
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NASA Satellites Watch as Hurricane Harvey Intensifies Off Texas Coast (Video)Tropical storm Harvey has been gaining strength and will likely make landfall as a major hurricane, NASA satellite images revealed.
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The end-Cretaceous mass extinction was rather unpleasant (credit: Don Davis/NASA ) There are a few hellish episodes in Earth’s unfathomably long history that make even Hollywood’s most bombastic disaster movie look like a sunny picnic. The end-Cretaceous extinction is the most well-known, since it wiped out the dinosaurs (minus the birds, of course) and opened the door for the mammalian revolution—which most human beings regard as generally a good thin
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How could the 'sonic attack' on US diplomats in Cuba have been carried out? If an acoustic weapon is responsible for the ‘attacks’ on US diplomats it is likely to be ultrasonic, but chemical causes must first be ruled out, say experts The mysterious “sonic attack” on US diplomats based in Cuba raises questions about what form an acoustic weapon might have taken and the prevalence of such devices in the military. The US State Department claims that the “attacks” started i
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New steel beats the strength-ductilitiy trade-offAutomotive, aerospace and defence applications require metallic materials with ultra-high strength. However, in some particular high-loading structural applications, metallic materials shall also have large ductility and high toughness to facilitate the precise forming of structural components and to avoid the catastrophic failure of components during service. Unfortunately, increasing strength of
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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brainPhysical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain -- an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise -- dancing and endurance training -- undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded to a noticeable difference in b
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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistanceBy fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty live
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Long, mysterious strips of RNA affect sperm countScientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material -- known as lncRNAs -- that help sperm develop. Male mice lacking a particular lncRNA have low sperm count, suggesting lncRNAs could represent novel infertility drug targets.
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Ethicist proposes new category for psychiatric patients to justify instances of compulsory treatmentThe 'involuntary treatment' of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, for the sake of patients and society, though it can raise serious ethical concerns as well as legal barriers. In a new article, an ethicist argues that some of the concerns about treating patients without their consent would be alleviated if the mental health profession recognized an im
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Manipulating a single gene defines a new pathway to anxietyRemoving a single gene from the brains of mice and zebrafish causes these animals to become more anxious than normal. Researchers show that eliminating the gene encoding Lef1 disrupts the development of certain nerve cells in the hypothalamus that affect stress and anxiety. These results are the first implication that Lef1 functions in this brain region to mediate behavior, knowledge that could on
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Even after reforms, few ineffective teachers are identified as ineffective, study findsThe study examined the impact of reforms made to teacher evaluation systems in the wake of a 2009 report that highlighted the failure of US public schools to recognize and act on teacher effectiveness. They found that despite reforms, only a third of teachers perceived by evaluators as ineffective were rated as ineffective. Using surveys and interviews with evaluators in a school district in the N
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Baltimore Police Busted Yet Again for Staging Body Cam Footage GIF CBS Baltimore On Thursday, the Baltimore Police Department released the third of three videos since July that have raised accusations of officers planting or staging evidence. In this latest video, taken in June, two officers chase down and tackle a man suspected of dealing drugs. After his arrest, CBS reports, the suspect revealed the location of drugs tossed during the chase. The next day,
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How This 'Slow,' 'Clumsy,' and Seriously Weird Animal Has Outsmarted Death Image: Alexis Mychajliw Many animals endemic to islands have gone the proverbial “way of the dodo,” including, well, the dodo . Island species face some of the toughest climate and human-induced challenges, and some of them just don’t make it out alive. But new research shows how one strange creature—the Solenodon—was able to escape extinction by being hungry. From the outset, solenodons have som
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Gadget Lab Podcast: We Discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 8On this week's Gadget Lab podcast, we run down the news on Samsung's latest bigphone.
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UNC-Chapel Hill reaches milestone in development of Kinase Chemogenomic SetThe Structural Genomics Consortium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SGC-UNC), in partnership with the DiscoverX Corporation, has reached the milestone halfway point in its development of the Kinase Chemogenomic Set, a potent group of inhibitors which allow deeper exploration of the human kinome, a family of enzymes critical to understanding human disease and developing new thera
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Trump Faces First Big Disaster TestHurricane Harvey could be particularly threatening as it will contain both violent wind speeds and a heavy downpour -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Digital rights groups want more information on Facebook's policing of offensive contentWith more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook has been making tough calls when it comes to policing hate speech, harassment, nudity and violence online.
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New results reveal high tunability of 2-D materialA science team at Berkeley Lab has precisely measured some previously obscured properties of a 2-D semiconducting material known as moly sulfide, which opens up a new avenue to applications.
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NASA looks at Tropical Storm Pakhar in infrared lightNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Pakhar and gathered temperature data to determine the location of the most powerful storms within. Pakhar has triggered a number of warnings throughout the Philippines as the storm moves closer.
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This yarn makes its own electricity Science Batteries not required. Researchers created an energy generating yarn made out of coiled carbon nanotubes—and it's as awesome as it sounds.
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Wild yeasts are brewing up batches of trendy beersWild beer studies are teaching scientists and brewers about the tropical fruit smell and sour taste of success.
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Ferrari says goodbye California T, hello Portofino Ferrari The Frankfurt International Motor Show is fast approaching, and while more than a few car makers have chosen to skip this year's event, Ferrari has something new in store for us. It's replacing the California T with a newer, lighter convertible—the Portofino. It's a more aggressive look for the company's entry-level model, and the looks have been heavily influenced by the aerodynamics dep
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Is Elon Musk's Pet Snail Okay? A Gizmodo Investigation This is not Gary. Photo: Getty / Gizmodo Gary is a snail who lives in a pineapple, balanced precariously on a wall overlooking a deep trench. He is trapped there, waiting for the day when he is forced to race against a giant machine. I’m a little concerned about him. I first learned about Gary on April 28, 2017, during a Ted Talk by his overlord, the space explorer and car maker Elon Musk. “We ha
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Faster, more precise, more stable: Study optimizes graphene growthEach atomic layer thin, tear-resistant, and stable. Graphene is seen as the material of the future. It is ideal for e.g. producing ultra-light electronics or highly stable mechanical components. But the wafer-thin carbon layers are difficult to produce. Scientists have manufactured self-supporting graphene membranes, and at the same time systematically investigated and optimized the growth of the
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Magic enzymes in 'magic' mushrooms analyzedLittle fungi pack a punch: 'Magic mushrooms' of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. Recently, the effects on the neuronal system caused by their ingredient psilocybin have attracted the interest of pharmacologists. Scientists have now identified four of the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of psilocybin. Researchers describe the biosynt
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From plant odorant detection to sex pheromone communicationBiologists are now able to show that the receptors enabling the primitive moth species, Eriocrania semipurpurella, find an individual of the opposite sex, probably evolved from receptors which help the moth perceive the fragrances of plants.
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Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1000 Swedish individualsAn extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequencing methods were used to analyse the whole genome of 1000 individuals from different parts of the country.
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Imagining a Better Democratic Populism As Donald Trump extends the war in Afghanistan, fails to repair infrastructure, and joins congressional Republicans in pushing tax cuts that would mostly benefit the upper classes, the columnist Damon Linker believes that the Democratic Party has an opportunity to win over voters by giving them “a genuine populist option” in years ahead. “What would a more populist Democratic Party look like?” he
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Get Your First Look at Black Mirror's Freaky Fourth Season Right Now GIF Oh man, is that a Star Trek parody/pastiche/homage? The next season of Black Mirror needs to get here ASAP. It’s just a list of episode titles intercut with snippets of high-tension footage but these glimpses are more than enough to get folks hyped for the upcoming refresh of Charlie Brooker’s award-winning sci-fi anthology show. The teaser says coming soon but it can’t be soon enough.
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France faces worst wine grape harvest since 1945 Wine production to fall by 18% on 2016 after spring frosts ravage vines, but hot summer could deliver top vintages France is expecting its poorest wine grape harvest since 1945 after an unusually mild March and a frosty April, experts have said, although the hot summer promises to deliver excellent quality. “At harvests everywhere, in places where we thought there would be a little less, there’s
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Drones relay RFID signals for inventory controlResearchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags from tens of meters away while identifying the tags' locations. The system could be used in large warehouses to prevent inventory mismatches and locate individual items.
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Cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalystFuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to new research that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
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A Galápagos seabird's population expected to shrink with ocean warmingWithin the next century, rising ocean temperatures around the Galápagos Islands are expected to make the water too warm for a key prey species, sardines, to tolerate. A new study uses decades of data on the diet and breeding of a tropical seabird, the Nazca booby, to understand how the future absence of sardines may affect the booby population.
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The losses that come after the earthquake: Devastating and costlyNature's most unpredictable and one of her most devastating natural disasters. When high intensity earthquakes strike they can cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damaged property. For decades, experts have studied major earthquakes; most have focused on fatalities and destruction in terms of the primary effects, the shaking unleashed.
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Why 2,000 Chicago Mechanics Are At War With Car Dealers While on strike this month , Joe Schubkegel saw his $100,000 set of tools pushed outside and left in the rain. Two days before, his health insurance was canceled. Four days after, he was told he’d been “permanently replaced” at work. All he wanted was to be paid for all of the hours he works, not to be shorted by a system that relentlessly chops down payable time. But the battle he’s in, a fight
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'Emojis enhance human interactions' argues Royal Institution lecturer Exclusive : Prof Sophie Scott will give the 2017 Royal Institution Christmas lectures on the evolution of language - and explain why gifs and emojis aren’t stupid Emojis enhance human interaction by putting “emotional, non-verbal information back in”, argues Prof Sophie Scott, who has been named as the 2017 Royal Institution Christmas lecturer. Rather than marking a dismal low-point for communica
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Blame Taylor Swift's New Song on the InternetThe pop star's songs used to be about inclusion. "Look What You Made Me Do" is just fuel for internet drama.
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Nandan Nilekani lays out his agenda at India's InfosysNandan Nilekani, the newly appointed chairman of troubled Indian software services giant Infosys, said Friday he wanted to find a new chief executive, reconstitute the board and stabilise a business roiled with conflict in recent months.
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What to Expect From the 2017 MTV VMAs On Sunday night, millions of people will tune in to see a long, bloody storyline come to a thrilling climax when two rival queens meet in the same location, with one toting CGI reptiles. The Game of Thrones finale will be on as well. The MTV Video Music Awards, airing this year at 8 p.m. Eastern, is the televised ceremony that’s historically been the savviest and most shameless about causing conv
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New Episode of Radio Atlantic: Are Smartphones Harming Our Kids? August 25, 2017-- More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis: happiness is trending down while clinical depression and suicide rates are rising. In Episode Six of Radio Atlantic , online now, psychologist Jean Twenge joins hosts Jeffrey Goldberg, Matt Thompson, and Alex Wagn
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Should NASA keep flying flagship missions? A new report weighs inNASA's biggest, most ambitious missions may cost billions - but they're well worth it, according to a report published Thursday.
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Deciphered Ancient Tablet Reveals Babylonians' Mastery Over Mathematics Plimpton 322—now the world’s oldest known trigonometry table. (Image: UNSW/Andrew Kelly) Australian scientists have managed to crack the code of a mysterious 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing a level of mathematical sophistication that pre-dates the ancient Greeks by a whopping 1,500 years. This Babylonian tablet, known as Plimpton 322, is the world’s oldest—and most accurate—trigo
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Today's Best Deals: Logitech Harmony, Battlestar Galactica, Labor Day Sales, and More The complete Battlestar Galactica Blu-ray , the all-powerful Logitech Harmony Hub , and several Labor Day apparel sales 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 Logitech Harmony Smart Control , $70 Update : Sold out on Amazon, but still available from Best Buy . $70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great
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GameStop blames “lagging Xbox One sales” for poor software performance Enlarge / Microsoft and Gamestop are hoping strong performance for the upcoming Xbox One X can help "lagging" current performance for Xbox One software. With Microsoft no longer reporting specific hardware or software shipments for the Xbox One, public market watchers are forced to use tidbits from other sources to try to divine the system's performance relative to the console competition. GameSt
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Authorities say Apple shuts down Iranian appsApple Inc. has removed all Iranian mobile apps from its App Store, authorities said Friday.
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Tech companies unlikely to follow S&P's new Snap-inspired rulesWhen the company that produces the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index announced this month that it would exclude the corporate parent of Snapchat from its benchmark market measure, the move was cheered by advocates of better corporate governance.
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Nylonfiltre og pesticid-ædende bakterier kan sikre drikkevand i fremtidenVores drikkevand bliver langt fra testet for alle pesticider. Derfor sætter en hold danske forskere deres lid til metode, der kan rense vandet i stedet.
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Hormonal IUDs have no effect on lactation or breastfeedingEarly placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby.
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Antibiotic resistance rises in 'lonely' mutating microbesA major study has discovered that so called 'lonely' microbes, those living at low population densities, are more likely to mutate causing higher rates of antibiotic resistance.
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Science 'Gone Wrong' Can Teach Us Pandora's Lab stresses that for science to work, it needs to base claims on data, studies need to be replicable, and scientists must be more attached to science than to their own ideas, says Alva Noë. (Image credit: iStockphoto)
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Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How Illustration: Jim Cooke/GMG, photo: Getty Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me. The People You May Know feature is notorious for its uncanny ability to recognize who you associate with in real lif
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Do You Know How PYMK or Other Friend-Recommendation Systems Work? Tell Us Illustration: Jim Cooke/GMG “People You May Know.” “Suggested Friends.” “Suggestions for you.” No matter what it’s called, most of the social networks have it: a feature that recommends other users for you to connect with. How do the networks find those other people? Sometimes the recommendations seem creepy and privacy-invasive, like when Facebook suggested a psychiatrist’s patients friend each
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NASA gets an in-depth look at intensifying Hurricane HarveyAs Hurricane Harvey continued to strengthen, NASA analyzed the storm's rainfall, cloud heights and cloud top temperatures. NASA's GPM and Aqua satellite provided information while an animation of GOES-East satellite imagery showed Harvey's progression toward the Texas coast.
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Guilting your kids can work, but do it right Feeling guilty can play an important role in children’s development, but children respond negatively when mothers use guilt as a parenting tool indiscriminately, new research suggests. The researchers asked 156 children ages 8 to 17 to evaluate hypothetical stories depicting mothers’ behaviors in reaction to their children’s misdeeds. Kids, the study found, were most accepting of parents using gu
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Mammoth Tooth Reveals Beast Once Tramped Around Austin, TexasAbout 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research.
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Ancient Parasite Found in Mummy Autopsy Tells a Timeless Horror Story Image: Journal of Parasitology Who among us hasn’t drunkenly slung back a few raw oysters at a fourth of July barbecue, or kicked back some uncooked clams just to feel alive? While it’s usually okay to enjoy a slimy shellfish or six, remains from very dead, mummified man show what happens when things go awry. CT Scans recently performed on a 375-year-old mummified man revealed an unusual lump in
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The Essential Phone Is Too Expensive to Have a Camera This Bad All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo In August 2017, Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, and his disciples at Essential Products descended onto this mortal plane to grace us with the PH-1—a device that seeks to right the wrongs of modern smartphone design. Almost monolithic in appearance, the PH-1, or the Essential Phone as it’s more commonly known, is forged from a combination of titanium and cera
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NASA gets an in-depth look at intensifying Hurricane HarveyAs Hurricane Harvey continued to strengthen, NASA analyzed the storm's rainfall, cloud heights and cloud top temperatures. NASA's GPM and Aqua satellite provided information while an animation of GOES-East satellite imagery showed Harvey's progression toward the Texas coast.
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Mothers with pre-eclampsia may encounter challenges later in lifeA condition that threatens the lives of some pregnant women and the fetus may continue to put the mother at risk later in life, new research indicates.
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New light on link between gut bacteria and anxietyNew research sheds new light on how gut bacteria may influence anxiety-like behaviors. Investigating the link between gut bacteria and biological molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) in the brain; researchers found that a significant number of miRNAs were changed in the brains of microbe-free mice.
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'Spectacular' imagery of total solar eclipse over U.S.Telescopes with sensitive, high-speed, visible-light and infrared cameras flew aboard NASA WB-57F research aircraft to gather data during the total solar eclipse.
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A Galapagos seabird's population expected to shrink with ocean warmingWithin the next century, rising ocean temperatures around the Galápagos Islands are expected to make the water too warm for a key prey species, sardines, to tolerate. A new study by Wake Forest University biologists, published in PLOS ONE Aug. 23, uses decades of data on the diet and breeding of a tropical seabird, the Nazca booby, to understand how the future absence of sardines may affect the bo
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Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalystFuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
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Everyone's Favorite Gun-Loving YouTuber Is Having a Hard Time Federal authorities recently searched the property of Kyle Lamar Myers, the guy who’s famous for pretending to be Russian then shooting huge guns and causing violent explosions on the popular YouTube channel FPSRussia . Before the search, the sheriff of Franklin County, Georgia arrested Myers for receiving drugs in the mail. And the story only gets crazier from there. It seems like the drug-relat
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Why Amazon Is Such a Threat to the Grocery Industry On Thursday, Amazon announced that its deal to purchase Whole Foods for almost $14 billion will close on Monday. Once the sale is complete, one of the company’s first moves will be to lower prices on several grocery standards, such as bananas, eggs, and ground beef, as well as Whole Foods standbys like avocados, kale, and almond butter. After the announcement, the stock prices of a number of the
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Storm Chaser: Firsthand Account Storm Chaser: Firsthand Account A former storm chaser recounts being in the path of a tornado. Storm Chaser: Firsthand Account Video of Storm Chaser: Firsthand Account Earth Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:00 Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- No one wants to be in the path of a tornado, but scientists sometimes become storm chasers to research extreme weather. Hear one former storm c
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Samsung heir convicted, sentenced to 5 years on corruption charges Enlarge / Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, right, is escorted by a prison officer as he leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. Lee was convicted of bribery and sentenced to five years in prison, a blow to the heir apparent of the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips. (credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images) Lee Jae-yong, the head of the Samsung Group empi
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Women report feeling pretty fantastic after menopause Many women get happier in later life, report researchers, particularly in the years between 50 and 70. Both negative mood and depressive symptoms decreased significantly over that time, and across the years after menopause, the study finds. Until now, there has been little longitudinal research into depressive symptoms and negative mood as a specific measure and the research can be subject to bia
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Even Artificial Neural Networks Can Have Exploitable 'Backdoors'Malicious machine learning can hide nasty surprises.
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Endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food marketsA majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species, a study has revealed. Using cutting-edge DNA barcoding technology, researchers found 71 per cent of dried fins and gills collected from markets in Canada, China and Sri Lanka came from species listed as at-risk and therefore banned from international trade.
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Measles vaccine: Some developed countries should target adolescents and adultsEven if measles infection incidence has decreased by at least 90% all over the world since the introduction of the vaccine, measles is still one of the major causes of death in children among vaccine-preventable diseases. Regular measles epidemics are reported in developing countries and recurrent episodic outbreaks occur in the developed world.
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New wrapping material enables high quality bioimagingA nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.
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HPV vaccination rates lag for vulnerable population of childhood cancer survivorsDespite being at an increased risk for cancers associated with the human papillomavirus, the first comprehensive American survey found that HPV vaccination rates for childhood cancer survivors lag well behind the national average and that health care providers often fail to recommend the vaccine.
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ICU patients who survive ARDS may suffer from prolonged post-intensive care syndromeNew study of 645 ARDS survivors has identified subgroups of ARDS survivors who suffer what's been called post-intensive care syndrome, a collection of symptoms that can linger for years.
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"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu SenbanjoEvery artist has a name, and every artist has a story. Laolu Senbanjo's story started in Nigeria, where he was surrounded by the culture and mythology of the Yoruba, and brought him to law school, to New York and eventually to work on Beyoncé's "Lemonade." He shares what he calls "The Sacred Art of the Ori," art that uses skin as canvas and connects artist and muse through mind, body and soul.
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A Galápagos seabird's population expected to shrink with ocean warmingWithin the next century, rising ocean temperatures around the Galápagos Islands are expected to make the water too warm for a key prey species, sardines, to tolerate. A new study by Wake Forest University biologists, published in PLOS One Aug. 23, uses decades of data on the diet and breeding of a tropical seabird, the Nazca booby, to understand how the future absence of sardines may affect the bo
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Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalystFuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
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How Conor McGregor's Weight Loss Ahead of His Big Fight May Harm His BodyQuickly dropping pounds can fuel dehydration and risks to vital organs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Some Tesla Engineers Think Autopilot Isn’t Safe
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This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears Image: SKYGLOW Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. But a tour of places like Western Nebraska or South Dakota reveals a sublime landscape beneath a vast sky, accompanied by the humbling realization that you are just one tiny human on this very big, stormy planet. A video probably can’
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Recipe for safer lithium batteries -- Just add diamondsWhile lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution -- a ke
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New therapeutic antibody for dog cancersScientists have developed a new chimeric antibody that suppresses malignant cancers in dogs, showing promise for safe and effective treatment of intractable cancers.
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Drones relay RFID signals for inventory controlMIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags from tens of meters away while identifying the tags' locations. The system could be used in large warehouses to prevent inventory mismatches and locate individual items.
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Study paves the way for cancer treatments that might prevent relapses after radiotherapyBrazilian researchers suggest that the combination of drugs that block a protein called PAF-R may increase radiotherapy's killing of tumor cells by one third. The experiments that proved the involvement of PAF-R in tumor repopulation were performed with human oral cancer cells and murine cervical cancer cells, in which radiotherapy is usually preferred.
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Magic enzymesLittle fungi pack a punch: 'Magic mushrooms' of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. Recently, the effects on the neuronal system caused by their ingredient psilocybin have attracted the interest of pharmacologists. German scientists have now identified four of the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of psilocybin. In the journal Angewandte
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Samsung's Phones Are Sick, But the King of Its Empire Is Fucked Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong. Photo: Getty In a historic move, a South Korean court convicted Lee Jae-yong—known as Jay Y. Lee in the western world—of bribery and embezzlement on Friday. Mr. Lee has been sentenced to five years in prison, and the future of leadership at Samsung is now in question. For South Koreans, the verdict signals a new era of accountability for the handful of powerful families
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Some Tesla Engineers Think that Autopilot Isn’t Safe
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Spanish Anti-Tourists and North Korean Defectors: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Barcelona, Undaunted Matt Goulding | Roads & Kingdoms “2017 has been a summer of discontent in the Catalan capital. The steadily-simmering anger and frustration surrounding Barcelona’s booming tourism industry finally boiled over in the early days of July, as groups of young malcontents aimed random acts of violence and vandalism towards outsiders. Locals in Barceloneta staged beachside protests,
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To improve business, have computers judge experts’ work New research suggests that combining human intuition and the impartiality of computers could improve decision-making in businesses and organizations, lowering costs and increasing profits. “Everybody likes to claim that they are experts, yet deep down we know that some experts are better than others…” In a new study, a computer program that analyzed the estimates of an agribusiness expert helped
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Why Twitter Silenced Anonymous Posts on an Internal Employee Forum Photo: Getty Twitter shut down anonymous posts on an internal question-and-answer forum last year after an employee anonymously questioned Twitter’s support of LGBTQ causes, according to four former and current Twitter employees who spoke with Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity. The decision came after the forum had also been used to question CEO Jack Dorsey’s leadership and widespread layoffs
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This Surreal Animation Lets You See the Sounds of Rainforest Birds GIF Synesthesia is a rare condition where experiencing one sense (like sound) triggers an involuntary experience of another sense (like vision). If you’ve never experienced this phenomenon yourself, this colorful abstract animation by Andy Thomas simulates what it’s like to visualize sounds. Inspired by a recent trip to the Amazon, Thomas turned the unique and diverse sounds of the birds who live
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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistanceBy fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, SBP scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty
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Mothers with pre-eclampsia may encounter challenges later in lifeA new study has found that a condition that threatens the lives of some pregnant women and the fetus may continue to put the mother at risk later in life.
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Flame retardants and likelihood of pregnancy in women undergoing fertility treatmentsWomen with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers. The study is among the first to examine associations between organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) -- which are used in polyurethane foam in many products, including upholstered furniture, baby pro
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Next-generation drug testing on chipsResearchers have designed a small 'body-on-a-chip' device that can test the side effects of drugs on human cells.
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Vandværkernes nye mareridt: Rester efter for længst glemt pesticidEt pesticid til at bekæmpe ukrudt i roemarker, der blev forbudt for 21 år siden, dukker nu op grundvand og drikkevand i foruroligende mængder, fordi regioner og vandværker er begyndt at lede efter et persistent nedbrydningsprodukt.
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Never mind killer robots – even the good ones are scarily unpredictableThe heads of more than 100 of the world's top artificial intelligence companies are very alarmed about the development of "killer robots". In an open letter to the UN, these business leaders – including Tesla's Elon Musk and the founders of Google's DeepMind AI firm – warned that autonomous weapon technology could be misused by terrorists and despots or hacked to perform in undesirable ways.
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Astronauts Caught a Terrifying Glimpse of Hurricane Harvey Barreling Toward Texas GIF As Hurricane Harvey barrels toward southwest Texas, astronauts on the International Space Station caught a glimpse of the monster cyclone from a safe viewing distance of 250 miles above the Earth. Honestly, you don’t want to get much closer. The footage was captured on August 24th at 6:15 PM Eastern Time, as warm waters and favorable wind conditions were helping the storm gather strength over
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Amazon Is Going to Totally Amazonify Whole Foods
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Ars Technica

Amazon Prime members will get even deeper discounts at Whole Foods Enlarge (credit: Francisco Antunes ) Amazon has the official green light to go through with its acquisition of Whole Foods, and customers will soon feel the difference in their wallets. According to a press release from Amazon, the company is set to lower prices of Whole Foods items the same day that the merger closes: Monday, August 28. “We’re determined to make healthy and organic food affordab
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It's a myth that boys have beaten girls in A-level resultsAnyone who knows about the educational underachievement of boys compared to girls will have been surprised by the headlines about the 2017 A-level results. The Telegraph wrote that "boys are beating girls" and spoke of a "dramatic reversal". The Belfast Telegraph also reported that "boys emerged as the winners in this summer's results", while the BBC's article, with the headline "boys help to rais
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Viden

Eksperiment: Penge modtages ikke!Alle bruger penge. Men hvad er penge og værdi egentlig? Og hvordan reagerer vi, når vi pludselig ikke kan betale med dem?
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Britain to test part-driverless platoons of trucksBritain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a "platoon" of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front.
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Science | The Guardian

Slob versus neatnik: it’s time to come clean | Oliver Burkeman Let your house get dirty enough and you really might get a nasty illness. The same can’t be said for a non-alphabetised bookshelf Recently, thanks to multiple studies , the old consensus that “a tidy desk equals a tidy mind” has been shouldered aside by its opposite. These days, mess is a sign of creativity. Frankly, as a neat-freak, I consider this offensive, though I confess there’s a solid arg
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Ars Technica

Report: Tesla is bleeding talent from its Autopilot division Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Self-driving cars are coming, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been pushing his engineers hard to make sure that Tesla stays on the cutting edge. Indeed, in October 2016 he promised that the latest version of the Model S and Model X—cars with Tesla's new "Hardware 2" suite of cameras and radar—would become capable of ful
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Pleiades star cluster: Surprising variabilityThe Seven Sisters, as they were known to the ancient Greeks, are now known to modern astronomers as the Pleiades star cluster – a set of stars which are visible to the naked eye and have been studied for thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Now astronomers have demonstrated a powerful new technique for observing stars such as these, which are ordinarily far too bright to look at with
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Does marijuana affect kidney function?In a recent study of healthy young adults, marijuana use was not associated with change in kidney function over time or the appearance of albumin in the urine, which is a sign of kidney damage. Additional studies are needed to assess the effects of marijuana in older adults and patients with kidney disease.
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This Artist Turns Aerial Photography Into Prints That'll Last ForeverWant to make your art last forever? Print it on styrofoam.
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The rise of the chatbotsSkills of the Modern Age (SOMA) has been running an event series about the future, right here in Perth. The events focus on near technologies, with the goal of Australians staying ahead of the curve. SOMA's most recent (and sold out) event in early August looked at the future of interaction with each other and with machines.
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The Atlantic

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As The Dr. Oz Show has recommended , “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t need a prescription.” And don’t get me started on metabolism. If you want to “supercharge your metabolism and energy levels,” Amazon can deliver you a tall bottle of B12 su
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The Atlantic

Who Killed Taylor Swift? Who killed Taylor Swift? Her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” has her bragging of coming back from the dead, and the sound of her song does, in fact, feel like the work of a hell creature possessing someone once capable of charm. The most drastic sign of Swift’s semi-fun new malevolence is the chant-and-dance chorus, which channels both Peaches and—this is not a joke but rather something l
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Norway fines tourist guide for scaring polar bearUsually the humans are scared of the wild animals. But in the Norwegian far-north, an Arctic tourist guide has been fined 1,300 euros ($1,500) for scaring off a polar bear.
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FBI: Chinese national supplied rare, malicious malwareA Chinese national has been charged in California with distributing a type of computer malware that has been linked to attacks on U.S. businesses and to the theft of personnel records of millions of U.S. government employees, authorities said.
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'Mudbug' crabs on the march in central BerlinThey have pointy eyes, prickly red claws, and they eat just about anything—an exotic crustacean is on the loose in Berlin's central government district.
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Threatened languages and how people relate to them—a Cameroon case studyThe world is going through an unprecedented period of language endangerment. Some experts predict that half of the world's languages will disappear within a century, with urbanisation and the increasing use of major world languages diminishing smaller languages' chances of survival.
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Loveless monkey adopts chicken at Israeli zooA lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken.
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Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit bordersFord's Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization—a steel and chrome hangar full of LED lighting, robots and computer-controlled machine tools.
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Gizmodo

This $70 Harmony Remote Bundle Adds Smartphone and Alexa Control To Your Home Theater Logitech Harmony Smart Control , $70 Update: Sold out on Amazon, but still available from Best Buy . $70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub. Advertisement The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piec
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Alps melting?A huge rockfall in Val Bondasca raises questions about how climate change is affecting the Alps.
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Hurricanes and typhoons: cyclones by another nameNo matter what they are called—cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons—the giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and Asia can be deadly, destructive and terrifyingly capricious.
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Faster, more precise, more stable: Study optimizes graphene growthEach atomic layer thin, tear-resistant, and stable. Graphene is seen as the material of the future. It is ideal for e.g. producing ultra-light electronics or highly stable mechanical components. But the wafer-thin carbon layers are difficult to produce. At the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Jürgen Kraus has manufactured self-supporting graphene membranes, and at the same time systematically
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Could breakfast and lunch at schools reduce stunted growth?Stunting –- a condition in which children are shorter than the recommended height for their age –- is a key indicator of long-term malnutrition. It has severe effects on a child's cognitive growth and development.
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The losses that come after the earthquake: Devastating and costlyEarthquakes: Nature's most unpredictable and one of her most devastating natural disasters. When high intensity earthquakes strike they can cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damaged property. For decades, experts have studied major earthquakes; most have focused on fatalities and destruction in terms of the primary effects, the shaking unleashed.
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From plant odorant detection to sex pheromone communicationBiologists at Lund University in Sweden are now able to show that the receptors enabling the primitive moth species, Eriocrania semipurpurella, find an individual of the opposite sex, probably evolved from receptors which help the moth perceive the fragrances of plants.
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Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Seven SistersDr. Tim White of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University and his team of Danish and international astronomers have demonstrated a powerful new technique for observing stars such as the Pleiades star cluster, which are ordinarily far too bright to look at with high performance telescopes. Their work is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Faster, more precise, more stable: Study optimizes graphene growthEach atomic layer thin, tear-resistant, and stable. Graphene is seen as the material of the future. It is ideal for e.g. producing ultra-light electronics or highly stable mechanical components. But the wafer-thin carbon layers are difficult to produce. At the Technical University of Munich, Jürgen Kraus has manufactured self-supporting graphene membranes, and at the same time systematically inves
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Rare double waterspout caught on cameraThe sight, off the coast of Florida's Anna Maria Island, was filmed on Thursday afternoon.
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Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical forceScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology achieved precise and fully reversible switching of the polarity of voltage produced by the thermoelectric effect across a gold junction with an atomic-scale contact. The control of thermoelectric voltage was achieved by mechanically elongating the contact. This technology is expected to find applications in thermopower generation, measurement techniques
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NASA satellite reveals formation of Philippine Sea Tropical Depression 16WNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the newly formed Tropical Depression 16W in the Philippine Sea. 16W is known locally in the Philippines as "Jolina."
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Kepler satellite discovers variability in the Seven SistersThe Seven Sisters, as they were known to the ancient Greeks, are now known to modern astronomers as the Pleiades star cluster – a set of stars which are visible to the naked eye and have been studied for thousands of years by cultures all over the world. Now Dr Tim White of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre at Aarhus University and his team of Danish and international astronomers have demonstrated a
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Using Facebook to supplement neuroscience studies boosts students' gradesSome Saudi Arabian medical students are using Facebook as both an outlet for social networking and an effective learning tool. The study is published ahead of print in Advances in Physiology Education.
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Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery(Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated rechargeable batteries by using highly conductive yarns that have a diameter and flexibility similar to that of a piece of cotton yarn. The new yarn battery can be woven into fabric and worn as a wristband or other type of clothing to power watches, LEDs, pulse monitors, and other small personal electronics.
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Study shows endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food marketsA majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species, a University of Guelph study has revealed.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Recipe for safer batteries—just add diamondsWhile lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electro
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Ingeniøren

Selv 100 års forbud mod hvalfangst vil ikke bringe truede hvaler tilbage til fordums antalOmfattende hvalfangst har bragt nogle hvalpopulationer så meget i knæ, at de har meget svært ved at nå tilbage på det antal, der var, før hvalfangsten blev industrialiseret
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SwRI-led study captures science data from Great American EclipseTwo NASA WB-57F research aircraft successfully tracked the August 21 solar eclipse as part of a NASA project led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to study the solar corona and Mercury's surface.
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What happens at the moving edge of a crack?It is said that a weak link determines the strength of the entire chain. Likewise, defects or small cracks in a solid material may ultimately determine the strength of that material – how well it will withstand various forces. For example, if force is exerted on a material containing a crack, large internal stresses will concentrate on a small region near the crack's edge. When this happens, a fai
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Dagens Medicin

Stort studie kan redefinere behandlingen af kardiovaskulær sygdom Resultaterne af to store fase tre-studier er noget af det, Erik Lerkevang Grove, ser mest frem til under årets ESC-kongres.
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Professor ser frem til præsentationen af længe ventet studie Mogens Lytken Larsen vil primært se sessioner om forebyggelse på årets ESC-kongres. Han er især spændt på offentliggørelsen af forskellige data om PCSK9-hæmmere og det længe ventede REVEAL-studie.
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Dagens Medicin

Chairman vil besvare spørgsmål om PCI og stille nye Thomas Engstrøm skal være chairman til en session om PCI, der skal samle op på den nyeste viden om primær og akut PCI.
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt hjertetidsskrift bliver lanceret på ESC På ESC i Barcelona skal læge og ph.d. Tor Biering-Sørensen bl.a. være med til at lancere et nyt tidsskrift, som han er redaktør på.
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Dagens Medicin

Årets PCI-tema markerer historisk udvikling ESC har fokus på ‘40 år med PCI’ for at markere de forbedrede behandlingsmuligheder for patienter med åreforkalkningssygdomme.
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Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseasesThis review focuses on four modifiable risk factors including physical inactivity, vascular disease-related conditions, obesity and type two diabetes mellitus, all of which have been identified as risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD).
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Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1,000 Swedish individualsAn extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequencing methods were used to analyze the whole genome of 1,000 individuals from different parts of the country. The study was led by researchers at Uppsala University, who have published their findings in the European Journal of Human Genetics.
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The losses that come after the earthquake: Devastating and costlyThe study, titled, 'Losses Associated with Secondary Effects in Earthquakes,' published by Frontiers in Built Environmen, looks at the devastation resulting from secondary disasters, such as tsunamis, liquefaction of sediments, fires, landslides, and flooding that occurred during 100 key earthquakes that occurred from 1900 to the present. And unlike previous studies, Daniell et al put a dollar val
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Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brainPhysical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain -- an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise -- dancing and endurance training -- undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded to a noticeable difference in b
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New wrapping material enables high quality bioimagingA nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.
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Tweaking thermoelectric voltage across atomic-scale gold junction by mechanical forceScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology achieved precise and fully reversible switching of the polarity of voltage produced by the thermoelectric effect across a gold junction with an atomic-scale contact. The control of thermoelectric voltage was achieved by mechanically elongating the contact. This technology is expected to find applications in thermopower generation, measurement techniques
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Science publishes Super Steel breakthrough developed by HKU-led Beijing-HK-Taiwan team at low costA Hong Kong-Beijing-Taiwan mechanical engineering team led by Dr. Huang Mingxin from the University of Hong Kong has recently developed a Super Steel (also called D&P Steel as it adopted a new deformed and partitioned (D&P) strategy) which addressed the strength-ductility trade-off. Its material cost is just one-fifth of that of the steel used in the current aerospace and defense applications. Thi
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Researchers predicted when cholera epidemic in Yemen would peakHokkaido University scientists has developed a new mathematical model which accurately forecast that a devastating cholera epidemic in Yemen would peak by early July, the 26th week of 2017 and the cumulative incidence would be the order of 700-800 thousand cases.
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New therapeutic antibody for dog cancersScientists have developed a new chimeric antibody that suppresses malignant cancers in dogs, showing promise for safe and effective treatment of intractable cancers.
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ILCregs play an important role in regulation of intestinal inflammationResearchers from FAN Zusen's group at the Institute of Biophysics (IBP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified a regulatory subpopulation of ILCs (called ILCregs) that exist in the gut and harbor a unique genetic identity distinct from ILCs or regulatory T cells (Tregs).
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New study provides high-resolution insights into plants' light harvesting process under low lightCHANG Wenrui-LI Mei's group, ZHANG Xinzheng's group and LIU Zhenfeng's group from the Institute of Biophysics (IBP) at CAS collaborate and solved two cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structures of C2S2M2-type PSII-LHCII supercomplex from pea at 2.7 and 3.2 Å resolution, respectively.
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The pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain diseaseOsaka University researchers show FGF21, a factor secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system after injury.
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Futurity.org

Mexican social clubs in L.A. gave back to hometowns Starting in the 1960s, Mexican migrants in Los Angeles raised funds for and invested in the towns from which they’d come, building a system of community investment outside the government of either country. “This work counters the portrayal of Mexicans as always desirous of coming to the United States and using its welfare coffers…” In 1962, a group of migrants wanted to raise money to help the el
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Global oceanic dead zones persisted for 50,000 years after end-Triassic extinction eventExtremely low oxygen levels in Earth's oceans could be responsible for extending the effects of a mass extinction that wiped out millions of species on Earth around 200 million years ago, according to a new study.
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High achievers in competitive courses more likely to cheat on college examsA new study finds that students who are known as "high achievers" and take highly competitive courses are the most likely to cheat on their exams. The article is published ahead of print in Advances in Physiology Education.
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Elevated zinc and germanium levels bolster evidence for habitable environments on MarsNew data gathered by the Mars Curiosity rover indicates a potential history of hydrothermal activity at Gale Crater on the red planet, broadening the variety of habitable conditions once present there, scientists report in a new study.
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Quanta Magazine

For Astronomers, Neutron Star Merger Could Eclipse Eclipse Late last week, as some staff astronomers embarked on trips to see Monday’s solar eclipse , two of NASA’s space-based observatories — Hubble and Chandra X-ray — and at least two land-based telescopes scrambled to capture a far more explosive event. The astronomers who stayed behind trained their telescopes on a patch of sky where they hoped to find an astrophysical Rosetta stone: a cataclysmic ev
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Moshe Szyf: How Do Our Experiences Rewire Our Brains And Bodies? Many think genetic makeup is fixed from the moment we're born. But Moshe Szyf says this understanding is incomplete because our experiences and environment have the power to change our basic biology.
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Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue LawThe university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
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Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken SkinIn a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.
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Improving the bonding of plastics in high-precision microfluidic chipsMicrofluidics technology could revolutionize point-of-care medicine by making it possible to fabricate cheap, disposable card-sized plastic 'microfluidic chips' capable of diagnosing a range of conditions on the spot from a drop of blood. A simple bonding technique could help to make this a reality.
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Brian Little: Are Human Personalities Hardwired? Are you introverted or extroverted? It depends. When it comes to personality, psychologist Brian Little says we can actually act against our biology — especially if we pursue a "core life project." (Image credit: Ryan Lash/TED)
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Nadine Burke Harris: How Does Trauma Affect A Child's DNA? Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris found an unsettling trend when examining patients at her clinic: trauma. She found that adversity can change a child's biology and result in severe health outcomes. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/TED)
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Robert Sapolsky: How Much Agency Do We Have Over Our Behavior? Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present. (Image credit: TED)
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Ingeniøren

Ingeniøren fandt fejl i pesticid-opgørelse: Ingen tør garantere kvalitetenEt vandværk i Svendborg Kommune så ud til at være storsynder med pesticider i drikkevandet, men det viste sig at være forkert, for kvaliteten af data om de danske vandværker er stærkt svingende.
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Even More Weird Details About the Rumored New Fantastic Four Movie Image: Fox Dave Bautista teases Star-Lord and Tony Stark’s relationship in Infinity War . There’s some bizarre footage from the set of Deadpool 2 . A Jumper TV series is in the works. Plus, a new look at the CW’s returning DC comics shows, Star Trek: Discovery has a message of peace, and new pictures from Outlander ’s third season. Spoilers! Fantastic Four Bleeding Cool claims to have more detail
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Delivers medicine to cancer cells while protecting healthy cellsA new treatment method for cancer combines ultrasound, bubbles and nanoparticles with chemotherapy. In experiments, the treatment has cured cancer in mice.
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NASA satellite reveals formation of Philippine Sea Tropical Depression 16WNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the newly formed Tropical Depression 16W in the Philippine Sea. 16W is known locally in the Philippines as 'Jolina.'
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Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study findsTinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at rest. The finding provides patients with validation of their expe
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Now There’s a Nausea Dial for Virtual RealityA startup is building a game that will let you adjust the excitement—and queasiness—of your VR experience.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New way to make steel that is both stronger and more ductile(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in China and Taiwan has developed a new way to make steel that offers more strength and ductility. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes part of the process and the ingredients that went into making the new type of steel and suggest possible applications.
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Researchers discover Australian canyons are hotspots for fish lifeResearch carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has found that underwater canyons may be critical and overlooked habitats for many commercially valuable species of fish such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.
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Microsoft PowerShell Is a Hot Hacker Target, But Its Defenses Are ImprovingThe often-attacked framework finally learns to play defense.
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The tiny Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 printer is filled with joy...and film.An adorable Fujifilm photo printer filled with joy...and film.
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Ars Technica

Final Fantasy 15 on PC: Has Square Enix lost its way, or do graphics really matter? Enlarge In a tech demo, which debuted at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in May, famed Japanese developer Square Enix recreated a cinema-quality, computer-generated character inside of a video game. Nyx Ulric, voiced by Aaron Paul in the CGI film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV , had been previously been confined to the silver screen, where the complexity of producing of detailed computer graphi
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Dagens Medicin

Grant-modtager skal præsentere poster om hjerterehabiliteringKirstine Lærum Sibilitz har fået et grant til årets ESC-kongres. Hun skal præsentere en poster og har flere faglige aktiviteter i kalenderen.
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ESC opruster på de sociale medier Som noget helt nyt er ESC i år til stede på det sociale medie Instagram og tager således endnu et skridt mod at gøre kongresoplevelsen digital.
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Dagens Medicin

Følg med os til den store hjerte-kongres i MadridDagens Medicin har to videnskabsjournalister på plads, når ESC 2017 åbner i morgen.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ecologist's tool assesses plants' health from aboveAnyone who has taken high school biology knows that photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy for growth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Light forces electrons to follow the curveAn exotic phenomenon usually associated with high magnetic fields can be achieved without a magnetic field, according to theoretical predictions by researchers from A*STAR and the United States. Their analysis could open the path to a novel type of optoelectronic device operating at long wavelengths.
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SwRI-led study captures science data from Great American EclipseTwo NASA WB-57F research aircraft successfully tracked the August 21 solar eclipse as part of a NASA project led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to study the solar corona and Mercury's surface.
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Futurity.org

Fewer kids got flu vaccine when there wasn’t nasal spray Fewer children may have been vaccinated against influenza in the 2016-17 flu season because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended against the nasal spray version of the vaccine. Parents often preferred the nasal spray vaccine for their young children because it was perceived as a painless and convenient option. “We worried that there was going to be a huge drop off in v
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Collecting data unique to a solar eclipseOn Monday, just as CU Denver began the new academic year, an awe-inspiring solar eclipse captivated people across North America. A thin line of total solar coverage spanned, at various intervals, the continental United States, completely blocking out the sun from Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C., for a few remarkable minutes.
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Ars Technica

Potential Half-Life 3 plot outed by series writer Marc Laidlaw Enlarge (credit: knowyourmeme.com) Half-Life 3 , gaming's greatest unicorn, may finally be with us—albeit in text form. Marc Laidlaw , the now retired lead writer of the Half-Life series, has published what appears to be a summary of the plot of Half-Life 3 , or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 , entitled " Epistle 3 . " Epistle 3 takes the form of a fictional letter directed to "Dearest Playa" from a char
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Science-Based Medicine

Is the use of “Open-Label” Placebo Ethical in the Treatment of Children?Is the use of "open-label" placebo ethical in pediatric medical care, or any care for that matter? A recent article in Pediatrics discussing this issue comes to a flawed conclusion based on a misunderstanding of placebo and of the literature on placebo without deception.
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Hurricane Harvey Strengthens, Threatens U.S. with Most Powerful Storm in 12 YearsStorm heads for Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Houston, home to major oil refineries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stem cell treatment for children with spina bifida helps dogs firstA pair of English bulldog puppies are the first patients to be successfully treated with a unique therapy—a combination of surgery and stem cells—developed at the University of California, Davis, to help preserve lower-limb function in children with spina bifida.
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Futurity.org

Lack of REM sleep linked to higher dementia risk People who experience less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and take longer to reach the REM sleep stage may have a greater risk of developing dementia, new research suggests. “By clarifying the role of sleep in the onset of dementia, the hope is to eventually identify possible ways to intervene…” Researchers have long known that people with dementia often experience disturbed sleep, but it has bee
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Science | The Guardian

Lab notes: ancient maths secrets and amazing heavenly bodies The Babylonians weren’t just eye-catching gardeners, they were also ace mathematicians, it seems. Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras expounded his theorem, a Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today , say researchers. This was my favourite story of the week, as although it contains my personal downfall, maths, it also includes some interesting inside gen
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Ingeniøren

Advarsel: Minister åbner for vidtrækkende tvangsregistrering af sundhedsdata Helt uden om Folketinget åbner sundhedsministeren nu for pilotprojekt med ny registrering og mulighed for deling af en lang række sundhedsdata. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/patientformand-borgerne-boer-selv-styre-brugen-deres-patientdata-1079428 Version2
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Futurity.org

We owe a bit of our skull shape to cheese The advent of farming, especially dairy farming, had a small but significant effect on the shape of human skulls, research suggests. Put another way, the invention of cheese changed our skulls. David Katz measured specific points on human skull bones (top) to create a wire frame model of the skull and jaw (bottom). Blue dashes indicate changes in skull shape from foragers to dairy farmers. (Credi
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BBC News - Science & Environment

What's really the point of wasps?A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp.
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Dagens Medicin

Ledende overlæge: Ny ledelsesstruktur kræver klare retningslinier Overlægernes reaktioner Aarhus Universitetshospitals nye ledelsesstruktur er positive. Men ledende overlæge påpeger, at det er afgørende, at hospitalsledelsen udstikker klare retningslinier for, at den nye struktur bliver en succes.
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Paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in TanzaniaPaleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Fishing for DNA during breeding season could help control invasive speciesResearch reveals that an invasive crayfish species is easier to detect in water samples during breeding, which could lead to better control.
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More inflexible than imaginedOligosaccharides – chains of sugar building blocks – are essential for biological cells. Scientists had thought that these molecules were freely mobile, but an international research team has now shown that such sugar molecules can form rigid structures, previously found only in DNA and proteins.
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The Atlantic

Is Russia Really Arming the Taliban? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week became the latest U.S. official to say Russia was supplying arms to the Afghan Taliban, calling it a violation of international norms. His remarks, which came just days after President Trump announced a new open-ended U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan, echo those of General John Nicholson, the head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, a
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The Atlantic

Is Any Job Really Better Than No Job? Any job is better than no job. Or at least that’s the thinking when it comes to preserving physical and mental health after unemployment. Indeed, many studies have found that the long-term unemployed have at least twice the rate of depression and anxiety, as well as higher rates of heart attacks and strokes. One study on Pennsylvania men weathering the 1980s recession found that a year after they
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Ars Technica

With the USS McCain collision, even Navy tech can’t overcome human shortcomings Enlarge / Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) as it steers toward Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on August 21. Ten sailors were missing after the collision. In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missi
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Image: A world of snowy dunes on MarsIt was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken on May 21, 2017, at 13:21 local Mars time, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Over the winter, snow and ice have inexorably covered the dunes. Unlike on Earth, this snow and ice is carbon dioxide, better known to us as dry ice.
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Equality's effect on environmentalismNew research led by Victoria University of Wellington shows people who favour hierarchy and inequality in society are less likely to be pro-environmental.
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Why Men Don’t Believe the Data on Gender Bias in ScienceOpinion: A physics professor explains why male scientists devalue research that identifies gender bias in the field.
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Mercedes Imagines the Future, Waymo Hears the World, Apple Backs Off Self-Driving, and More This Week in the Future of CarsAll the news you need to know and may have missed.
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Netflix's Most Underrated Power? AnticipationThe streaming platform's constant announcement aren't just there for trade publications—they're for fans.
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How I Calculated Where the Solar Eclipse and My Plane Would IntersectI flew cross-country on Aug. 21, and the eclipse view from midair was unsettling.
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Ingeniøren

Grænsen for rent drikkevand er under presEn politisk fastsat grænseværdi for pesticider i grundvandet bliver stadigt mere udfordret af nye fund af pesticider og af en lempeligere godkendelse. Men det har store implikationer at ændre den, fastslår professor.
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Compound found primarily in cocoa helps cells release more insulinWhat if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off.
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ESA and Chinese astronauts train togetherESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers observe dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body systemA team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Austria has developed a means for directly observing dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes creating a unique ultracold environment that allowed for viewing the quantum phase transition.
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New Scientist - News

Mummy autopsy reveals earliest known case of liver parasiteThe mummified remains of a man who died in 1642 had a liver infection caught by eating raw shellfish, perhaps in the hope of curing measles
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New Scientist - News

Large non-native species like donkeys can boost biodiversityMany large animals are now living far outside of their native ranges, and that may actually be helping conservation
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"The Farthest" Brings NASA's Voyager Missions Back to EarthA new documentary marks the 40th anniversary of humanity’s most audacious interplanetary spacecraft -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big Think

For the First Time Tiny Robots Treat Infection in a Living Organism Scientists from the department of NanoEngineering at the University of California San Diego were able to successfully use chemically-powered micromotors to deliver antibiotics in the gut of a mouse and treat a gastric bacterial infection. It is the first use of such technology in a living ... Read More
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Popular Science

Hurricane Harvey is hitting Texas even harder than expected. Here's what you need to know. Environment Fear the floods. Hurricane Harvey is getting ready to hit the Texas Gulf Coast.
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Popular Science

Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment DIY The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source. Cold brew coffee is known for tasting smoother and sweeter than its hot cousin. Come for our DIY recipe, stay for a primer on the chemistry behind cold brew.
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The Atlantic

When a Hurricane Hits an Offshore Oil Platform For most of the year, the Gulf of Mexico is a nice place to be. It has warm waters; it doesn’t have ice or winter storms. All things considered, if you insist on attaching spindly structures to the ocean floor to drill for a highly flammable substance, the Gulf of Mexico is one of the less inhospitable places to do so. But then there is hurricane season, when all that pent-up heat in the water th
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Ingeniøren

Socialdemokratiet: Rapport om energiafgifter er meget teoretiskEnergipolitisk ordfører i Socialdemokratiet, Jens Joel, frygter at afgiftsrapporten rammer danske arbejdspladser.
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Scientists develop a nanometer-scale light bulb from monolayer MoS2A group of scientists led by University of Vienna Professor Thomas Muller have demonstrated a visible light source using an atomically thin monolayer MoS2. They attached small strips of a monolayer MoS2 to metal electrodes, put them in vacuum and passed a current through the filaments to cause them to heat up and produce light.
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Human stem cell defenses activated by irradiation, study findsResearchers from several Russian institutes, including MIPT, have found out how prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation affects human stem cells. They discovered that it causes a cell cycle delay, which leads to faster repairs of radiation-induced DNA double-strand breaks, with fewer errors. It is unclear what the health implications are, in particular, how this affects the risk of developing can
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Researchers see unexplained phase shifts during atomic scatteringIn an article published today (Thursday, Aug. 24) in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review Letters, researchers reported observing unexpected instantaneous phase shifts during atomic scattering.
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Study reveals mechanisms of fighting pathogenic virusesResearchers of the KFU Omics Lab have succeeded in deciphering a Phi29-family virus genome. Junior researcher Raihan Shah Mahmud of Kazan Federal University says, "There is an immense number of viruses in nature, hundreds of times more than bacteria. Simply put, viruses are the most abundant and the least studied life form on Earth. There are viruses which are not dangerous to humans but can kill
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Viden

Kræft er danskernes største sygdomsbekymringFrygt for at få kræft er danskernes største sygdomsbekymring, viser undersøgelse. Men bekymringen giver ikke nødvendigvis sundere vaner.
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Phoenicid meteor shower from dead comet sighted again after 58 yearsThe Phoenicid meteor shower (named after the constellation Phoenix) was discovered by the first Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition on December 5, 1956, during its voyage in the Indian Ocean. However, it has not been observed again. This has left astronomers with a mystery: Where did the Phoenicids come from and where did they go?
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Gizmodo

YETI's Hopper 30 Soft Cooler Is Actually Somewhat Affordable, Today Only YETI Hopper 30 , $175 Update : Sold out. If you missed it, I recommend you check out the reader-favorite RTIC 30 Soft Pack , which should perform similarly. I know we normally dismiss YETI products as overpriced, but at least for today, their Hopper 30 soft cooler is down to just $175, one of the first times we’ve ever seen it below $200. This thing can hold 24 cans at a 2:1 ice to can ratio, and
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Scientists test a microalgal technology for wastewater treatmentMembers of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have proved that under Nordic conditions, wastewater could be treated with the help of microalgae, while algal biomass is suitable for processing into biofuel. The scientists have presented their optimized technique for removing organic compounds, nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater in the journal Algal Research.
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Dagens Medicin

Aalborg sender også sundhedsministeren et protestbrevEn række ledende læger fra Aalborg Universitetshospital støtter op om Rigshospitalets opråb mod besparelse med et nyt protestbrev til ministeren.
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The Atlantic

The Urban-School Stigma Urban schools don’t inspire much confidence these days. Politicians and policy leaders routinely bemoan their quality . And media outlets regularly run stories of “ failing urban schools .” Middle- and upper-income parents have expressed misgivings, too. But they’ve done it much less volubly. With relatively little fuss, they’ve simply picked up and moved—departing from city school systems at eve
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The Atlantic

Voyager Made the Solar System a Real Place In the final days of summer in 1977, twin spacecrafts left Earth to explore the solar system. For more than a year, Voyager 1 and 2 quietly navigated space, winding their way through the asteroid belt beyond Mars and toward their first target, Jupiter. Then in early 1979, as though someone removed the cap from a fire hydrant, a stream of information burst back toward Earth. Voyager 1 started tran
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Researchers develop highly flexible, wearable displayHow do you feel when technology you saw in a movie is made into reality? Collaboration between the electrical engineering and the textile industries has made video screens and displays on clothing a reality.
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Gizmodo

President Trump Banned From Reading InfoWars, Including These Vital Stories of the Week Screenshot from the InfoWars homepage this morning, featuring a story claiming that former First Lady Michelle Obama might be a man (Screenshot) Word on the street is that new White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, has forbidden aides from bringing President Trump any news stories from InfoWars, the conspiracy theory website founded by Alex Jones. InfoWars, the only news site that tells the trut
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Map reveals the invisible universe of dark matterThe Dark Energy Survey reports a new tally of the dark universe.
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'Game of Thrones' Finale Predictions: Everything We Demand From the Season Finale"The Dragon and the Wolf" will be the series' longest episode ever—but will it be able to give us everything we want?
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The IUD That Gives Women OptionsWith the ACA's birth control coverage requirement under threat, a nonprofit is offering a cheaper, FDA-approved hormonal IUD to compete with Bayer's options.
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South Korea Preps for Terrorist Attacks on the Streets of SeoulWhen North Korea is your neighbor, you gotta be prepared.
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Doctors and GriefIt’s an inevitable part of a physician’s job and it needs to be managed to avoid burnout -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rumours swell over new kind of gravitational-wave sighting Gossip over potential detection of colliding neutron stars has astronomers in a tizzy. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22482
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Dagens Medicin

Direktører fra to regioner debatterer Syddanmarks epj-udbud på Twitter Koncerndirektør Svend Hartling stiller spørgsmålstegn ved Syddanmarks prækvalifikationsrunde til nyt EPJ-system i en diskussion på Twitter med regionsdirektør Jacob Stengaard fra Midtjylland.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Sex Battle in the Sky: Genetically Modified Moths to Take Flight in New YorkMale bugs with time bomb gene could sire sterile females in a possible alternative to chemical pesticides -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

It’s not a load of crap: turn your urine and faeces into treasure | Zoe CormierDon’t wait for astronauts to show us how to recycle bodily waste into useful products. Here’s how you can extract value from your own liquid assets now Scientists in South Carolina have this week described how astronauts of the future could recycle their own urine , breath and other forms of waste into useful products, such as fuel, nutrients, clean drinking water, and even polymer plastics. Relat
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The Atlantic

A Grand Unified Theory of Unhealthy Microbiomes In 2012, Rebecca Vega Thurber looked at the results of the large underwater experiment she had been running for three years—and was disappointed. Since 2009, her team had been traveling to the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. In some spots, they exposed the corals to nitrogen and phosphorus, to simulate the agricultural runoffs that often pollute these reefs. In other areas, they used wire mesh t
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NYT > Science

Russian Tanker Completes Arctic Passage Without Aid of IcebreakersThe Christophe de Margerie, built to crush ice in its path, completed the journey from Norway to South Korea in just 19 days.
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Science | The Guardian

Is sugar really as addictive as cocaine? Scientists row over effect on body and brain Heated debate has greeted an article in a medical journal suggesting sugar should be considered an addictive drug, as experts deride the claims as ‘absurd’ An article suggesting that sugar should be considered an addictive substance, and could even be on a par with abusive drugs such as cocaine, has sparked a furious backlash with experts describing the claims as “absurd”. In a narrative review p
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Ingeniøren

USB-stik med software til maskinlæring rykker AI ned fra skyenSoftware til maskinlæring kræver tung processorkraft og kæmpe datamængder. USB-stik med indbyggede AI-processorer gør det nu muligt at arbejde offline med objektgenkendelse og vision-algoritmer.
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Ingeniøren

Data-siloer lever i bedste velgående: Patienter må gentage sundhedsoplysninger igen og igen Halvdelen af de patienter, der har hyppig kontakt til sundhedsvæsnet, oplever at måtte afgive de samme oplysninger igen og igen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/siloerne-lever-bedste-velgaaende-laegerne-mangler-ofte-data-patienter-1079416 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Tusinder af Samsung-tv'er dør efter opdatering Ingen løsning på problemet indtil videre. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/tusinder-samsung-tver-doer-efter-opdatering-1079427 Version2
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Ingeniøren

El-overfølsomme nordmænd slipper for intelligente elmålereLigesom danskerne skal nordmændendes gammeldags elmålere udskiftes med intelligente målere. Men mange nordmænd frygter målernes radiosignaler.
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Guelph study shows endangered sharks, rays further threatened by global food marketsA majority of shark fins and manta ray gills sold around the globe for traditional medicines come from endangered species, a University of Guelph study has revealed. Using cutting-edge DNA barcoding technology, researchers found 71 per cent of dried fins and gills collected from markets in Canada, China and Sri Lanka came from species listed as at-risk and therefore banned from international trade
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Recipe for safer batteries -- Just add diamondsWhile lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electro
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Dagens Medicin

DF kræver markant løft på sundhedsområdetDet er ikke et spørgsmål om, hvorvidt sundhedsområdet skal have flere penge. Spørgsmålet er hvor mange, lyder det fra DF som udspil til finanslovsforhandlingerne.
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Dagens Medicin

Stram ballerne’Når enden er god ...’ handler om anus og alle dens sygdomme. Det kunne der være kommet en informativ og/eller underholdende bog ud af. Det er der desværre bare ikke.
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The Atlantic

The Foreign Fascination With Trump's White House When news that Steve Bannon had left the White House began circulating online last week, it happened in multiple languages. “Stephen Bannon, l’éminence grise de Donald Trump, quitte la Maison Blanche,” France’s daily newspaper Le Monde reported. In Germay’s Die Welt , “Trumps Chefstratege Bannon verlässt offenbar das Weiße Haus.” The news of Bannon’s departure appeared in headlines in Arabic , Sp
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The Atlantic

Local Officials Want to Remove Confederate Monuments—but States Won't Let Them Leaders in the city of Birmingham, Alabama, had long looked askance at the Confederate monument in Linn Park, a granite obelisk soaring more than 50 feet in the air near downtown. In a city with a bloody civil-rights history and a nearly 75 percent African American population, the memorial seemed like a provocation even before violent protests broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, where leaders
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The Atlantic

The Uprising of the Global Middle Class What might a farmer in Iowa, a graphic designer in Chile, a pensioner in the U.K., and an assembly-line worker in China have in common? They are members of a socioeconomic class that includes people whose supposed frustrations have helped fuel dramatic political events in some places—whether it’s the election of Donald Trump, violent protests, or Brexit—and could well do the same even in closed s
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Science : NPR

After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked Recent studies show that people who survive a brother or sister's suicide are at great risk of mood disorders and mental health problems, including thoughts of harming themselves. (Image credit: Courtesy of Taylor Porco)
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Ingeniøren

Generation Z: »Facebook er irrelevant. Jeg vil hellere bruge tid på andet irrelevant«22-årige civilingeniørstuderende Steen Schütt genkender signalementet af sin egen Generation Z, som blandt andet hylder fællesskabet. Selv blev han aktiv i studenterpolitik, fordi det sociale fællesskab var ’fedt’
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Ingeniøren

Fynboer fik pesticider i drikkevandet syv gangeKommuner kritiseres for at svigte tilsynet med de private vandværker, fordi de ikke greb ind i tide over for gentagne overskridelser af grænseværdien for pesticider i drikkevand.
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Science | The Guardian

Now we men can blame our hormones: testosterone is trouble | Phil DaoustScientists have discovered that higher levels of the hormone cause aggression and impaired decision-making. It’s all good news for older men As a man – the sort of thoughtful, Fawcett Society-supporting man who lowers the toilet seat after peeing, even when he has the house to himself – it’s hard to talk about women and their hormones. There’s no doubt that they affect minds and bodies, through pu
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Hurricane Harvey menaces Texas, LouisianaA large swath of the US Gulf Coast hunkered down Thursday as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Texas and Louisiana—an area that processes some seven million barrels of oil a day.
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SoftBank invests $4.4 bn in shared offices firm WeWorkOffice sharing startup WeWork on Thursday announced that Japan's SoftBank Group has made a $4.4 billion investment in the company.
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US launches investigation into spate of right whale deathsThe federal government is launching an investigation into the recent deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales.
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South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prisonA South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a stunning downfall for the heir to South Korea's biggest family fortune and a global consumer electronics empire.
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Typhoon death toll rises in MacauAt least nine people are now known to have died in Macau when a huge typhoon swept through the gambling hub, plunging casinos into darkness and sparking destructive floods.
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Go fetch! Drones help Swiss rescue dogs find the missingCapo, a golden retriever wearing a bright orange rescue harness, runs with his handler in tow towards a body sprawled in the high grass as a giant drone whirrs overhead.
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Ingeniøren

Måling: Også nye pesticider havner i drikkevandetVi kan ikke forhindre selv de pesticider, som sprøjtes på markerne i dag, i at nå ned til grundvandet og dermed ud i drikkevandet, fastslår professor. Alligevel er miljøministeren optimist.
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Ars Technica

Megaupload execs’ extradition may be at risk after new spying revelations Enlarge / Kim Dotcom speaks to the media following a bail hearing at Auckland District Court on December 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (credit: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images) The High Court of New Zealand, the country’s intermediate appellate court, has ruled that the entire government spying operation conducted against two of Kim Dotcom’s closest colleagues was not authorized under local law in
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Four Weeks Pregnant: What to ExpectThe fourth week of pregnancy is usually when women discover they are pregnant. Now is the time to take a pregnancy test to know for sure.
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Ingeniøren

Telia skrotter kodeord i klartekst efter syv år: »Det kan lyde vanvittigt i dag« Bredbåndskunder har i syv år rutinemæssigt modtaget kodeord på mail i klartekst. Det lyder måske vanvittigt i dag, erkender selskabet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/telia-skrotter-kodeord-klartekst-efter-syv-aar-tiden-har-aendret-sig-1079406 Version2
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Kastrup høvler dyrebare minutter af baggage-håndtering med Machine Learning Machine Learning skal hjælpe lufthavnspersonale, hvor konsekvenserne af en forkert beslutning kan vokse som en snebold. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/machine-learning-skal-spare-koebenhavns-lufthavn-kritiske-minutter-paa-bagagehaandtering Version2
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Science | The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt can attack me all he wants – but he is wrong to say the NHS is working | Stephen HawkingThe NHS is facing severe crises, from staffing to funding. Hunt misquoting me and misrepresenting research doesn’t help The secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt, has challenged me on Twitter and i n an article for the Sunday Telegraph over a talk I gave recently to the Royal Society of Medicine in defence of the NHS . Having been accused by Hunt of spreading “pernicious falsehoods”, I feel t
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Leder: På høje tid hvis ny MRSA-fadæse skal forhindres
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Science | The Guardian

The tent is a trap for a wasp used to flying up out of danger West Knoyle, Wiltshire It skitters up the fabric to the pinnacle, dropping down several feet then looping back up again, and again, and again Taking respite from the hubbub of milling outdoor and bushcraft enthusiasts attending the Wilderness Gathering, I lie back under the shade of a conical bell tent. Gazing upwards into the canvas peak I watch a wasp skittering up the ivory fabric to the pinna
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Next-generation drug testing on chipsResearchers at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan have designed a small 'body-on-a-chip' device that can test the side effects of drugs s on human cells.
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Flame retardants and likelihood of pregnancy in women undergoing fertility treatmentsWomen with higher urinary concentrations of a common type of flame retardant had reduced likelihood of clinical pregnancy and live birth than those with lower concentrations, according to researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the first to examine associations between organophosphate flame retarda
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Dagens Medicin

Hospitalslæger: Manglende adgang til patientdata giver problemer Mange hospitalslæger løber ind i problemer, fordi de ikke har umiddelbar adgang til patientdata fra almen praksis. Enhver læge skal have adgang til relevante data, siger sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V), der er på vej med et udspil på området.
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»Så vågner de op på intensiv efter fire dage i koma og siger, at ‘det kan I ikke være bekendt’. Og det kan vi heller ikke« I en akutmodtagelse kan det have store konsekvenser, at sygehusene ikke har umiddelbar adgang til patientdata fra almen praksis. For overlæge Annmarie Lassen fra Odense Universitetshospital betyder det, at patienterne af og til får en behandling, som hun ikke synes, at hun kan være bekendt.
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Praktiserende læger: Det nytter ikke noget at give adgang til altDet kan godt være, at de skal skrive nogle bedre henvisninger, erkender de alment praktiserende læger. Men PLO advarer mod at give adgang til alt.
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Dagens Medicin

Patienter vil gerne dele deres data med lægerneLangt de fleste danskere har det fint med, at sundhedsoplysninger om dem bliver delt med relevant sundhedspersonale på sygehuse og i almen praksis. Det er essentielt, at sundhedspersonale kan få adgang til relevante data om deres patienter, konstaterer Danske Patienters formand, Camilla Hersom.
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: Are Smartphones Harming Kids? It's been ten years since the iPhone came out, and now the first generation to grow up with smartphones is coming of age. Jean Twenge, a psychologist who has studied generational behaviors, has found troubling signals that these devices seem to be taking a visible toll on the mental health of post-Millennials. In the September 2017 issue of The Atlantic , Twenge shares her findings in a story ada
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New on MIT Technology Review

The Myth of the Skills GapThe idea that American workers are being left in the dust because they lack technological savvy does not stand up to scrutiny. Our focus should be on coordination and communication between workers and employers.
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Dagens Medicin

Nye lungemedicinere skal uddannes gennem simulation Medicinsk afdeling på Sjællands Universitetshospital i Roskilde er i front med at gøre simulationstræning obligatorisk i hoveduddannelsen i lungemedicin. Initiativtagerne på hospitalet er sikre på, at det får en stor betydning for både patientsikkerheden og lægernes stressniveau, og håber, at resten af landets afdelinger følger trop.
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NeuWrite San Diego

Paint me like one of your mantis shrimpsSunsets, wildflower superblooms, unicorn frappuccinos. None of these phenomena would have nearly the same allure if we lost our ability to see different colors. But what if we could have an even greater ability to discriminate between colors – would these phenomena be that much more spectacular? In the case of the frappuccino, probably not, […]
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Dagens Medicin

Lungelæger er bekymrede over manglende fokus på lungefibrose Patienter med lungefibrose får ikke tilstrækkelig opmærksomhed, mener flere lungelæger og peger på, at det manglende fokus kan føre til forsinkede henvisninger og behandlingsforløb af varierende kvalitet. Særligt palliationen halter og kræver politisk bevågenhed, lyder det.
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Dagens Medicin

Lungelæger og infektionsmedicinere sammen i nyt tuberkulosecenter Herlev og Gentofte Hospital er i færd med at udvikle et tuberkulosecenter, hvor lungelæger og infektionsmedicinere skal arbejde side om side. Tværfagligheden vil styrke behandling af TB-patienter og skabe grobund for ny, innovativ forskning, forventer de involverede.
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Dagens Medicin

Lad data flyde Når lægerne mangler vigtig information, kan det sagtens få fatale konsekvenser i behandlingen.
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Dagens Medicin

Også læger skal øve sig førstProfessor Lars Konge mene, at det er grænsende til det uetiske, at man stadig lader læger under uddannelse øve sig på patienterne, når der er et godt alternativ.
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Dagens Medicin

Medicinrådet vil belyse arbejdsbyrde for udvalgsformænd og præcisere habilitetsreglerMedicinrådet vil gøre det lettere for fagfolk at vurdere, om de har tid til at være medlem eller formand af et fagudvalg ved at måle den tid, udvalgsarbejdet tager. Samtidigt vil det eksemplificere sine habilitetsregler.
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Dagens Medicin

Klik, klik og klik igenLægernes bekymring over Sundhedsplatformen er drevet af et højt fagligt engagement, og det er det engagement, vi skal bygge på i den videre udvikling af sundhedsvæsenet.
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Ingeniøren

Fire overraskende råd til at øge dine jobchancer Der er mange måder at imponere og skræmme din potentielle arbejdsgiver. Jobfinder giver dig fire usædvanlige tips til at fremme sandsynligheden for at score drømmejobbet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/fire-overraskende-raad-at-oege-dine-jobchancer-9600 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

87 gange har vandværker sendt for mange pesticider ud i danske hanerOmkring 20 gange årligt leder danske vandværker vand ud til kunderne, selv om det indeholder pesticider over grænseværdien. Systemet har fejlet, siger professor.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Cancer drug may benefit patients with inherited form of kidney diseaseA tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of certain cases of chronic myeloid leukemia slowed cyst growth in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
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How new behaviors appear and spread among capuchin monkeysOlder, sociable capuchins are prone to inventing more new types of social behaviors, many of which seem to function either as tests of friendship or displays against enemies. Other behaviors the researchers observed involved games, new ways to interact with infants and novel forms of sexual interaction.
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Gizmodo

FBI Arrest Chinese National Linked to OPM Data Breach Malware Photo: Getty A 36-year-old Chinese national was arrested in Los Angeles this week in connection with a computer hacking conspiracy involving malware linked to the 2014 US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach. Yu Pingan of Shanghai, China, was arrested on Wednesday while traveling at Los Angeles International Airport. Also identified by the hacker pseudonym “GoldSun,” Yu has been charg
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Research sheds new light on the link between gut bacteria and anxietyResearch published in the open access journal Microbiome sheds new light on how gut bacteria may influence anxiety-like behaviors. Investigating the link between gut bacteria and biological molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) in the brain; researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, found that a significant number of miRNAs
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Futurity.org

Goldenrod activates defenses when it ‘smells’ flies New research suggests that goldenrod can protect itself from flies by first “smelling” its attacker and then initiating its defenses. “We found another weapon in the arsenal of defenses that plants might employ against their herbivore attackers, in this case eavesdropping on a very specific chemical signal from an herbivore to detect its presence and prepare for future attack,” says Anjel Helms,
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Dinosaur trio roosted together like birds The animals appear to have died while huddling together 70 million years ago. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22508
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Gizmodo

The Ten Best Albums to Own on Vinyl, According to Our Readers The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd No surprise, The Dark Side of the Moon eclipsed all others by a huge margin in our voting , but if you want the band you’re in to start playing different tunes, here are the other nine best albums to own on vinyl. Doolittle - Pixies Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Remain In Light - Talking Heads Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol Give Up - The Postal Service So
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Carbon nanotubes worth their saltScientists have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with diameters smaller than a nanometer (0.8 nm) exceeds that of wider carbon nanotubes by an order of magnitude.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tracking down the jumping genes of maizeThe "jumping genes" of maize have finally been mapped. The discovery could ultimately benefit the breeding and production of maize, one of the world's most important crops.
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Ars Technica

Win for ex-Grubhub driver in pending trial may profoundly impact “gig economy” Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News ) SAN FRANCISCO—Next month, a federal judge is set to answer a basic question at trial: should a "gig economy" worker be properly classified as an employee? If so, should his work-related expenses be reimbursed, such as mileage? "This is the first case in California as to how the gig economy works," US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley said during t
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Popular Science

Almost every country in the world can power itself with renewable energy Environment The planet is pretty much ready to go 100 percent renewable by 2050. Here’s a roadmap detailing how the world’s countries can transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: A President and His Party What We’re Following Republican Support: President Trump is calling on Congress to fund his promised border wall even if it takes a government shutdown —and though Republican lawmakers don’t share his insistence, he could carry out the threat. On the whole, though, his party continues to stand behind him: T he Atlantic asked 146 state party chairs and national committee members whether they were
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Dagens Medicin

Ugen på tværsLægernes protestskrivelser har en perfekt timing lige før regionsvalget og vil blive en reference i valgkampen.
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Popular Science

Eufy RoboVac 11 Review: This budget-friendly bot is a total neat freak Gadgets It doesn't have a companion app, but it's smart about cleaning. This affordable robot will clean up your mess.
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Ars Technica

Selling alterable versions of Star Wars is still infringement, court says A video-on-demand streaming service that enables the filtering of objectionable content to make it family friendly is breaking US copyright law, a federal appeals court ruled. The service, VidAngel, buys movie discs and decrypts and rips them. It then streams versions that allow customers to filter out nudity, profanity, and violence. In doing so, it breached the performance rights of Disney, Luc
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Gizmodo

Coffee Could Be Changing Our Perception of Taste Image: Fredrik Rubensson /Flickr Coffee seems to be the most overstudied beverage; seemingly every day we’re bombarded with another study about it causing or curing cancer. But surprisingly, there are plenty of scientists who don’t really understand its many effects. In fact, it may even be changing the way we taste all the other things we eat in a day, a new study suggests. Despite coffee being
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The Diesel Brothers Are BACK! | Mon Sep 4 9p #DieselBrothers The Diesel Brothers return with bigger and badder builds, premiering Sept 4 at 9p. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery Check out the #DieselSellerz: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/d
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Navnlig navneEn stribe personer har sat sig i nye positioner i det danske sundhedsvæsen.
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Hurricane Harvey Threatens Texas with 'Devastating' FloodsHurricane Harvey could cause torrential rains and damaging floods in Texas.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Everything Is Fine Today in 5 Lines President Trump criticized Republican leadership on Twitter, calling the debt-ceiling debate “a mess.” When responding to a question about the “acrimony” between Trump and Congress, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the relationships are fine.” Sanders also condemned Senator Bob Corker’s comments about Trump’s competence as “ridiculous and outrageous.” Afte
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TVA monitors for toxins from coal near Memphis water supplyThe Tennessee Valley Authority says it is installing 24 more monitoring wells at a coal-fired power plant where high levels of arsenic and lead were found in groundwater.
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Philips to build health technology center in TennesseeDutch giant Royal Philips announced plan Thursday to build a health technology center in Tennessee that officials expect will create more than 800 jobs in the Nashville area over the next two years.
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Google's New Tool Could Help Screen People for DepressionWhen you Google "clinical depression" on your smartphone, you'll get more than a list of the symptoms: Now, Google will ask if you would like to "check if you're clinically depressed."
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Duke University receives two endangered lemurs from MadagascarA pair of endangered lemurs has been imported to the U.S. from Madagascar for the first time in two decades.
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Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beefAmazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more as soon as it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week.
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Rabbit, Dog, Human: How One Bacterial Infection SpreadA woman in Arizona died from an infection called rabbit fever, despite never coming into contact with any rabbits, according to a recent report of the woman's case.
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Here’s what the Science News family did for the eclipseOn August 21, 2017, the path of a total solar eclipse went coast to coast across the United States. Here are our dispatches.
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Ars Technica

A 4K Apple TV set-top box may come out this fall (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) Apple is reportedly debuting much more than new iPhones later this year. According to a Bloomberg report , the company will reveal an updated 4K TV box alongside the new iPhones at its rumored September event. The new Apple TV will stream 4K content and highlight "live television," including news and sports. The ability to stream 4K content would be the biggest update
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Peru discovers in pre-Incan site tomb of 16 Chinese migrantsPeruvian archeologists have discovered in a sacred pre-Incan site the bodies of 16 men from China who arrived to South America almost two centuries ago as semi-enslaved workers.
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Elon Musk's Boring Company Will Tunnel Under LAThough questions abound.
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Is Texas Ready for Hurricane Harvey? Hurricane Ike, a storm that struck the Texas Gulf Coast in 2008, was the kind of event that’s often described as a wake-up call. Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to strike near Corpus Christi early Friday, could show whether the region actually woke up. Harvey is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm, with winds of at least 111 miles per hour—the most powerful storm to strike the mai
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Science : NPR

25 Years Later: How Hurricane Andrew Impacted Emergency Response NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate about the important changes inspired by the historic Category 5 storm, in computer modeling, housing codes and insurance.
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Science : NPR

Texas Coast Prepares For Strengthened Hurricane Harvey The National Hurricane Center now says Harvey will be a major hurricane when it arrives in Texas late Friday. The overnight escalation surprised planners who were told it would be a tropical storm.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tracking down the jumping genes of maizeThe "jumping genes" of maize have finally been mapped by an international team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The discovery could ultimately benefit the breeding and production of maize, one of the world's most important crops.
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3-D scanning methods allow an inside look into fossilized fecesCoprolites are fossilized feces that give evidence of an organism's behavior and often contain food residues, parasite remains and other fossils that provide clues to ancient paleoecological relations. Many of the inclusions in coprolites are delicate and fossilized soft tissues, which in many cases are more likely preserved within the coprolites than in other rocks. However, the composition, size
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New dinosaur discovery suggests new species roosted together like modern birdsThe Mongolian Desert has been known for decades for its amazing array of dinosaurs, immaculately preserved in incredible detail and in associations that give exceedingly rare glimpses at behavior in the fossil record. New remains from this region suggest an entirely unknown behavior for bird-like dinosaurs about 70 million years ago. At least some dinosaurs likely roosted together to sleep, quite
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Variation in the recovery of tetrapodsThe end-Permian mass extinction (EPME) occurred about 250 million years ago and represents the Earth's most catastrophic extinction event. Up to 96% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species went extinct, opening up habitats for the evolution of dinosaurs and mammals. A new study, being presented at the 77th Annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Calgary, Alberta, c
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Ice age era bones recovered from underwater caves in MexicoWhen the Panamanian land bridge formed around 3 million years ago, Southern Mexico was in the middle of a great biotic interchange of large animals from North and South America that crossed the continents in both directions. However, fossil animals from this time have been rare for the in-between environments of Central America and southern Mexico. Recently, a team technical cave divers are helpin
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Is There a Link Between Religiosity and Authoritarianism? Religiosity can lead to intolerance for outside groups. Luckily, there are counterweights to this. Read More
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The first hard evidence for the 'outside-in' theory of the origin of teethResearchers studying a 400 million year old bony fish from Estonia believe that they have found evidence for the origins of teeth. Using advanced synchrotron microtomography on numerous specimens representing different ages has allowed scientists a rare glimpse into the evolution and formation of teeth. As lead author Donglei Chen explains, "We can watch how fishes initiated and replaced teeth one
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Fossils reveal how bizarre mammal beat extinctionAnimals that live on islands are among the most at risk from extinction. A remarkable eighty percent of extinctions occurring since 1500AD have been on islands, with inhabitants facing dangers from climate change, sea level rise, invasive species, and human interactions. However, new research presented this week at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference in Alberta, Canada, suggests that
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Elucidating the biology of extinct cave bearsOne of the largest known species of bear, the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), ranged widely through Eurasia all the way to the Mediterranean in the south and to the Caucasus Mountains and northern Iran in the east during Late Pleistocene times. Its name is based on the fact that it spent more of its life in caves than its closest present-day relative, the brown bear (Ursus arctos).
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Ars Technica

Carbon nanotube “yarn” generates electricity when stretched Enlarge / When the yarn is stretched, the LED lights up. (credit: AAAS/Science) Spare energy is all around us, from the pressure exerted by every footfall to the heat given off by heavy machinery. In some cases, like regenerative braking in cars, it's easy to harvest, and the equipment needed to do so is simple and economic. In many others, however, we're not there yet. It's not that we don't hav
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Penn ethicist proposes new category for psychiatric patients to justify instances of compulsory treatmentThe 'involuntary treatment' of unwilling psychiatric patients has long been accepted as necessary in some cases, for the sake of patients and society, though it can raise serious ethical concerns as well as legal barriers. In a Viewpoint essay published online today in JAMA, ethicist Dominic Sisti, PhD, argues that some of the concerns about treating patients without their consent would be allevia
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Purdue startup receives Veteran Affairs' grant, advance RoboTable, increase independence, improve quality of lifePrehensile Technologies, a company developing robotic assistive technology devices, is developing RoboTable, a robotic over-the-bed table, to help veterans and others with disabilities or mobility impairments better use their laptop computers and mobile devices while restricted to bed, allowing them to be more independent and remain productive with work or school.
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High-frequency chip brings researchers closer to next generation technologynovel, high-frequency electronic chip potentially capable of transmitting tens of gigabits of data per second—a rate that is orders of magnitude above the fastest internet speeds available today—has been developed by engineers at the University of California, Davis.
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Carbon nanotubes worth their saltLawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with diameters smaller than a nanometer (0.8 nm) exceeds that of wider carbon nanotubes by an order of magnitude.
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Nanotube Yarn Generates Enough Electricity to Keep the Lights On
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Rumors Swell Over New Kind of Gravitational Wave SightingGossip over colliding neutron stars has astronomers in a tizzy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tracking down the jumping genes of maizeThe "jumping genes" of maize have finally been mapped by an international team led by researchers at UC Davis and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The discovery could ultimately benefit the breeding and production of maize, one of the world's most important crops.
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How Terminator 2: Judgment Day Changed the Blockbuster Game When Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released, it was a blockbuster to end all other blockbusters—the most expensive movie of all time that actually lived up to its price tag. It was the kind of movie that, if it was made today, would have been the subject of thousands upon thousands of bullshit internet articles that could’ve totally changed how audiences perceived it. But in 1991, years before t
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Science | The Guardian

Sun setter: ESA to create its own solar eclipses Agency’s Proba-3 mission plans pair of formation-flying spacecraft to form eclipses in space for corona research A mission by the European Space Agency to create artificial eclipses in space is nearing a crucial milestone in development. The critical design review will take place this autumn and determine whether the spacecraft can proceed to fabrication, test and finally launch. The launch date
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Ars Technica

DreamHost takes a beating after hosting racist Daily Stormer Enlarge / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—A woman leaves a note on the ground as people gather at a memorial for Heather Heyer after her funeral service on Wednesday. Heyer was killed after a car rammed into a group of people during a planned Unite the Right rally on August 12. The Daily Stormer's celebration of the death sparked a backlash. (credit: The Washington Post, Getty Images ) The infamous neo
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Carbon nanotubes worth their saltLawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with diameters smaller than a nanometer (0.8 nm) exceeds that of wider carbon nanotubes by an order of magnitude.
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HPV vaccination rates lag for vulnerable population of childhood cancer survivorsResearch suggests health providers are key to boosting HPV vaccination rates of childhood cancer survivors, who, as a group, are at increased risk for second cancers associated with the human papillomavirus.
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Gizmodo

Italians Have Been Getting Blitzed on Wine for a Very Long Time Image: Tim Green/Flickr CC When we think about wine in Italian history, we think of the booze-soaked bacchanalias of ancient Rome. But it turns out that Italians were using wine to get their drunk on long before that, as evidenced by an exciting new discovery of the region’s oldest vino near a Copper Age site in Sicily. It’s a spicy meatball indeed. In a study published in Microchemical Journal ,
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Gizmodo

Daily Stormer Whack-A-Mole Begins Again: Neo-Nazi Site Resurfaces Then Moves Back to GoDaddy Photo: The Daily Stormer Less than 24 hours after neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer returned to the web , its domain registrar, DreamHost, claimed Anonymous hit it with a DDoS attack that put its 400,000 websites offline. Then, after inciting an attack on DreamHost, Daily Stormer moved its domain registration back to GoDaddy the registrar that first booted the site off ten days ago . DreamHost a
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 first look: Sharp phone with few surprisesSamsung wants to give customers another reason to love the Note.
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Inside Science

Bolivian Macaws May Help Forests Prosper Bolivian Macaws May Help Forests Prosper Macaws are undervalued seed dispersers in tropical landscapes, according to new research. Macaw_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Herney via Pixabay Rights information: Creative Commons CC0 Creature Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 15:30 Olivia Trani, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Ten thousand years ago in what is now Bolivia, giant sloths, ancient elephants and
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Sine o' the Times: Babylonian Tablet Holds Oldest Evidence of TrigonometryScientists recently decoded a clay tablet from ancient Babylonia that dates to 3,700 years ago, finding that it contains the oldest trigonometric table in the world.
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BioNyt Videnskabens Verden (www.bionyt.dk) er Danmarks ældste populærvidenskabelige tidsskrift for naturvidenskab. Det er det eneste blad af sin art i Danmark, som er helliget international forskning inden for livsvidenskaberne.

Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.