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Expedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi named to lead Uber: reportExpedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi has been chosen to replace ousted Travis Kalanick as the next CEO at Uber, The New York Times reported Sunday, as the ride-hailing giant looks to move past a rough patch.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sharks rattle nerves on Cape Cod, but attacks on humans rareYou can't blame beachgoers on Cape Cod for being jittery after a spate of recent shark sightings, some just a bit too close for comfort but all part of a natural ecosystem that scientists say humans must accept.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? Riddles inspired by card tricks Riffle shuffle your brain cells with three of a kind UPDATE: The solutions are now up here Ladies and gentlemen, Today, three magic tricks. I mean three riddles. Continue reading...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study: After Hurricane Katrina, personal debt fell for those worst hit—but at a costAfter Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in city's most flooded blocks, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

16-year study suggests air temperature is external trigger for heart attackA 16-year study in more than 280,000 patients has suggested that air temperature is an external trigger for heart attack. The findings are presented today at ESC Congress.
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Ingeniøren

Direktør: Nulfejls-kultur og manglende tillid er skyld i fejlramte digitaliseringsprojekter Når digitaliseringsprojekterne sejler, så er det fordi man i det offentlige ikke tør fejle siger direktør i Formpipe. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/direktoer-nulfejls-kultur-manglende-tillid-skyld-fejlramte-digitaliseringsprojekter-1079322 Version2
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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Reactions: Yeah, We're Gonna Need to Talk About That One"The Dragon and the Wolf" packed a lot of fire—and ice—into its nearly 80 minutes, and we've got some questions.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Special Nature Conservation issue: Monitoring protected insects in the European UnionWith biodiversity loss well underway, conservation measures are urgent globally, as well as in the European Union. Monitoring and conservation of elusive invertebrates is a particularly complex task, as shown in the papers comprising the special issue 'Monitoring of saproxylic beetles and other insects protected in the European Union', supported by the EU's LIFE Programme and published in the open
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study: After Hurricane Katrina, personal debt fell for those worst hit -- but at a costAfter Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans a dozen years ago, there was a sharp and immediate drop in personal debt among residents living in city's most flooded blocks, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

80-year-olds as street-savvy as 18-year-oldsOur gut instinct about whether a stranger poses a threat is as good when we're 80 as when we're 18, according to new research. Older people are as good as young adults at knowing when someone is potentially aggressive, and being streetwise appears to be a skill honed in childhood but not fully reliable until adulthood.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Studies reveal how shingles vaccine should be used in arthritis patientsNew research indicates that the live varicella-zoster vaccine -- which is given to protect against shingles -- elicits robust immune responses in patients when administered several weeks prior to the start of treatment with the arthritis drug tofacitinib.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight lossThose whose weights fluctuated the most during the first few weeks of a weight loss program had poorer weight loss outcomes one and two years later, compared to the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Infants' race influences quality of hospital care in California, Stanford study findsInfants' racial and ethnic identities influence the quality of medical care they receive in California's neonatal intensive care units, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Maternal suicide in pre-and postnatal periods in OntarioOne of every 19 deaths in pregnant and new mothers in Ontario is due to suicide, highlighting the need for stronger mental health supports during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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The Atlantic

What Did Game of Thrones Accomplish This Year? Every week for the seventh season of Game of Thrones , three Atlantic staffers have been discussing new episodes of the HBO drama. Because no screeners were made available to critics in advance this year, we’ll be posting our thoughts in installments. David Sims: In the end, I was tricked by the shorter season length, the extra-long wait for the show to come back, and the extended running times o
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Gizmodo

DC Hero Vixen's Animated Series is Finally Getting the Broadcast Premiere It Deserves Image: CW In 2015, The CW premiered an animated series based on the DC hero Vixen on its online streaming platform. Now, both seasons of Vixen are getting a special broadcast showing. The twelve short episodes, bundled together as a two-hour feature, will air on The CW Wednesday night as a special presentation. Alongside the show will be preview footage of other shows set in the CW’s version of t
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Ingeniøren

Flere penge til forskning - sådan daDet offentlige forskningsbudget øges i 2018, men kun i takt med stigningen i bruttonationalproduktet. Der er ikke lagt op til en omlægning til fordel for teknisk forskning ønsket af mange.
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Ingeniøren

Lavere pris over Storebælt kan sende 30-40 procent af banegodset ud på vejeneFlere hundreder ekstra lastbiltog vil komme ud på de danske motorveje, hvis regeringen som annonceret sænker prisen for at komme over Storebælt med 25 procent for alt andet end godstog.
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Ars Technica

Uber board has a surprise new CEO pick: Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi Enlarge / Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July 2016. (credit: Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The board of Uber Technologies Inc., after meeting throughout the weekend, has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive. Khosrowshahi's name wasn't even on the public list of contenders for
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Gizmodo

In the Game of Thrones Season Finale, Everything Happened So let’s talk about everything. IMMEDIATELY. Everyone in Westeros had a conference meeting that went exactly like we all expected, but was nail-biting anyway. The secret at the heart of Robert Rebellion’s was revealed. Sansa and Arya got their shit together. People died. And the Wall? It came tumbling down, allowing the Night King, his dragon, a couple of giants, and about one million undead zomb
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Gizmodo

Car In Tunnel They’ve placed one of the cars inside the tunnel now. The only thing stopping them is a lot of government permits. Like, seriously, a lot. So much. But now the car fits.
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cognitive science

The Benefits of Omega 3's On the Brain: Can Fish Oil Help Depression? submitted by /u/LizMeyers [link] [comments]
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Futurity.org

Caffeine may make us want more sweet treats New research suggests caffeine tempers taste buds temporarily, making food and drink taste less sweet. “…if you eat food directly after drinking a caffeinated coffee or other caffeinated drinks, you will likely perceive food differently.” Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Suppressing the receptors awakens people but decreases their
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Futurity.org

5 ways 3D printing could totally change medicine A new study aims to alert medical professionals to the potential of 3D printing’s future use in the field. 3D printing technology is going to transform medicine, whether it is patient-specific surgical models, custom-made prosthetics, personalized on-demand medicines, or even 3D printed human tissue, says Jason Chuen, Director of Vascular Surgery at Austin Health and a Clinical Fellow at the Univ
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Futurity.org

Air blast killed crew of Confederate submarine The H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, also instantly killed its own eight-man crew with the powerful explosive torpedo it carried, according to new research. The Hunley’s first and last combat mission occurred during the Civil War on February 17, 1864, when it sank a 1,200-ton Union warship, the USS Housatonic, outside Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The Hunley del
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Science : NPR

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner On Hurricane Harvey Preparedness Michel Martin talks to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner about the storm pummeling the region.
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Science : NPR

Coast Guard Update: Houston Search And Rescue Efforts NPR's Michel Martin talks to a representative from the U.S. Coast Guard, Captain Kevin D. Oditt, about the how the search and rescue efforts are going in the city of Houston.
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The Atlantic

Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey? Every so often, the worst-case scenario comes to pass. As of Sunday afternoon, the remnants of Hurricane Harvey seem likely to exceed the worst forecasts that preceded the storm. The entire Houston metropolitan region is flooding: Interstates are under feet of water, local authorities have asked boat owners to join rescue efforts, and most of the streams and rivers near the city are in flood stag
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Ingeniøren

Prisvindende projekt: Flygtninge skal være webudviklere En non-profit forening vil udlære asylansøgere og flygtninge til at blive webudviklere. Det er en del af et europæisk forsøg på at hjælpe gruppen i arbejde. Dansk Industri Digital kalder initiativet positivt. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/prisvindende-projekt-flygtninge-skal-vaere-webudviklere-9627 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Gizmodo

Uber Board Nears CEO Vote, With Jeffrey Immelt Out and Meg Whitman Reportedly Back in Photo: AP Uber’s board was widely expected to be prepared for a vote finalizing its punishing search for a new CEO to replace Travis Kalanick, who resigned earlier this year amid a storm of allegations he oversaw a widespread culture of sexual harassment. Per Recode , the company’s board was ready to vote as early as Sunday evening—potentially on General Electric chairman Jeffrey Immelt, who had
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

Watch The Coast Guard Search For A Fishing Vessel In Distress | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c After receiving a distress signal from the F/V Destination, the U.S. Coast Guard rushes to the scene to investigate. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Step aboard the fishing vessels of DEADLIEST CATCH for an immersive 360° panoramic experience! http://www.de
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Science | The Guardian

The September night sky The event of the month will take place at Saturn on 15 September, when Cassini is due to plunge to its destruction in the planet’s atmosphere In a month when half the entries in our Diary concern planets that stand low in our E pre-dawn sky, the highlight is the dramatic conclusion to the Cassini mission at Saturn. Almost twenty years since its launch and thirteen since it arrived at its target w
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The Atlantic

Trump’s Oval Office: ‘But What About the Chairs?’ On Friday—a few hours before Donald Trump pardoned ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, and before Hurricane Harvey made its devastating landfall on the Texas coast—I posted an item about Donald Trump’s newly redecorated Oval Office, which differed from his predecessors’ in one notable way. I asked readers if they could spot the main difference—which, for me, was the proliferation of flags beyond what most of
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The Atlantic

A Catastrophe for Houston's Most Vulnerable People At least five deaths and dozens of injuries have been attributed to Hurricane Harvey, as it pummeled parts of the Houston region with 24 inches of rain and swirling winds. The storm has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, from a Category 4 at its height, but the catastrophic flooding is only expected to intensify as rains continue, according to the National Weather Service. Like in the case
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The Atlantic

'The President Speaks for Himself' In a simple six-word response to a question posted by a cable news anchor, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to suggest something stunning—even by Trump administration standards. Tillerson was on Fox News Sunday where he was asked by Chris Wallace, the show’s host, about a UN panel’s criticism of President Trump’s values and his response to the violence in Charlottesville. His respon
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cognitive science

Using light, we can control the brain. Optogenetics is amazing! submitted by /u/neuroyoutube [link] [comments]
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Ars Technica

With CrashPlan getting out of the consumer cloud backup game, what’s next best? (credit: Jeff Kubina ) Cloud-based backup provider CrashPlan—which our friends at the Wirecutter recommended in 2015—announced earlier this week that it was getting out of the consumer backup game to focus on its enterprise offerings. Customers have until October 22, 2018 to find alternative backup solutions. CrashPlan's service was compelling because it was inexpensive—$60 per year for a single
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Big Think

Scientists Discover the Purpose of a Mysterious 3700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet Scientists solve the mystery of an ancient Babylonian tablet, rewriting history. They think the tablet has much to teach us. Read More
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Gizmodo

Live News Team Covering Hurricane Harvey Saves Flooded Truck Driver's Life GIF GIF via KHOU on The Daily Beast A local news team covering the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas managed to save the life of a truck driver stranded in water during their live broadcast. KHOU reporter Brandi Smith and her camera crew were on live television when they discovered a truck driver trapped in flood waters. Right after calling out to the driver and instructing hi
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Gizmodo

Our Readers' Favorite Printer Is Back On Sale Brother HL-2380DW Laser Printer , $100 If you’re still wrestling with a terrible inkjet printer at home, do yourself a solid and pick up the reliable Brother HL-2380DW monochrome laser printer today for just $100 today . While it doesn’t print in color, it more than makes up for that with the ability to spit out 32 pages per minute, duplex printing, and inexpensive toner cartridges that can last
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Gizmodo

Donald Trump Is Impressed by Hurricane Harvey and He's Letting Everyone Know Image: Screengrab via Twitter This weekend Category 4 storm Hurricane Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of President Donald Trump’s presidency so far, barreled into southeast Texas, whipping coastal areas with 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour) winds and causing unprecedented, catastrophic flooding in the Houston/Galveston region. Trump, in predictable accordance with what has felt l
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The Atlantic

When McGregor Faced Mayweather By midnight, we were good and ready. Boxers had been slugging away all evening, but it was Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, in the junior-lightweight contest that immediately preceded the main event, who brought at last the requisite note of wildness and transgression. Davis, approximately two feet tall, is a teetering, veering energy cone with an expression of sealed hostility and neck tattoos. Having alr
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Running an Insanely Good Deal On Sony's Premium Noise-Cancelling Headphones Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $230 Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but if you were holding out for noise cancelling models, Amazon’s rewarding your patience today with a $170 discount on the top-of the line MDR1000x . These headphones have all the features you’d expect in a good pair of Bluetooth headphones these days: NFC
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Ars Technica

Ingrid Goes West revels in everything wrong with Instagram celebrities Enlarge / Taylor (Elizabeth Olson) and Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) pose for an Instagram shot, to celebrate becoming besties. (credit: Neon) Ingrid Goes West is one of those indie flicks that flies just beneath the radar, the subjects of its savage satire just a little too obscure for the usual comedy treatment. But you shouldn't miss this brilliantly-acted takedown of Instagram fameballs, competing fo
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Gizmodo

Why Tropical Storm Harvey Is Showing Texas No Mercy NOAA’s GOES-East Satellite captures Hurricane Harvey parked over the upper Texas coastline on the evening of August 26th. Image: NASA/NOAA GOES Project Right now, Houston is in the midst of a catastrophic flood disaster as tropical storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on the central Texas coastline Friday night, continues to unleash torrents over the Houston/Galveston metro
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Dagens Medicin

Stort studie viser gavn af lavdosis antikoagulationsbehandling Det længe ventede COMPASS-studie er søndag blevet præsenteret på ESC og viser positiv effekt af lav dosis antikoagulationsbehandling af patienter med åreforkalkning. Dansk professor tror, at et paradigmeskifte kan være på vej.
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Dagens Medicin

Neurologisk prognosticering af hjertestoppatienter vinder frem På landets intensivafdelinger bliver neurologiske prognosticeringsprocedurer i stigende omfang taget i brug for hjertestoppatienter, forklarer biolog Matilde Winther-Jensen på årets ESC-kongres.
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Dagens Medicin

Behandling af risikofaktorer afhjælper forkammerflimmerKontrol af risikofaktorer for hjerteproblemer er en sikker, omkostningslet og effektiv måde at forbedre og holde fast i sinusrytmen blandt patienter med tidlige stadier af forkammerflimmer.
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Dagens Medicin

Lav socioøkonomisk status giver dårligere odds for hjerterehabilitering Christina Boesgaard Graversen har søndag fremlagt et studie, der viser, at patienter med lav socioøkonomisk status er stillet dårligere end andre, når det kommer til information, accept og henvisning til hjerterehabilitering.
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Scientific American Content: Global

STEMtastic Party Games for Your Backyard BashSome ideas on how to add fun problem-solving and STEM challenges to an end-of-summer gathering -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failureHigh salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4,000 people.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early deathHigher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death, according to new research. The observational study in nearly 20 000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centersAutomatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers, according to new research. The 18-year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93 percent in centers equipped with an AED.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

When two is better than three: Dual antithrombotic therapy cuts bleeding riskClinical trial finds that dabigatran dual therapy after stenting reduced bleeding risk for patients with atrial fibrillation compared with standard triple therapy.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Combination therapy works best for heart diseasesA major international study has found that the combination of two drugs -- rivaroxaban and aspirin -- is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease. The study of 27,400 people with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease from 33 countries worldwide shows that the combination of 2.5 mg of rivaroxaban twice daily plus 100 mg of aspirin on
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Drug cuts cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk by reducing inflammation (CANTOS)The IL-1? inhibitor canakinumab lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk by reducing inflammation, according to late-breaking results.
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Dagens Medicin

Kateterablation forbedrer udfaldet for patienter med hjertesvigtNy forskning viser, at kateterablation kan forbedre udfaldet for patienter med hjertesvigt og forkammerflimmer.
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Dagens Medicin

Stærke resultater mod diclofenac Med et nyt studiedesign har forskere påvist en klar sammenhæng mellem diclofenac og hjerte-kar-sygdomme. Det har Morten Schmidt søndag holdt oplæg om til ESC-kongressen i Barcelona.
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Dagens Medicin

Stof reducerer risiko for lungekræft og hjerte-kar-sygdommeMedicin til sjælden sygdom hæmmer inflammationer og sænker risikoen for hjertekarsygdomme og lungekræft i patienter, der tidligere har haft et hjertetilfælde.
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Big Think

The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information In this radical view, the universe is a giant supercomputer processing particles as bits. Read More
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The Atlantic

Houston Battles to Rescue Residents From Rising Floodwaters Updated at 12:27 p.m. Authorities in Harris County, Texas, urged residents to seek refuge on their roofs as many parts of the county were inundated by flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey, and the National Weather Service called the event “unprecedented … & beyond anything experienced.” EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS REQUESTED: IF HIGHEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME BECOMES DANGEROUS...GET ON THE ROOF. #hou
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Gizmodo

How Teen Titans Go! Turned An Obscure Song Into A Billboard-Charting Hit Image: Warner Bros. You might have heard “The Night Begins To Shine,” the rockin’ ‘80s-styled track that’s Cyborg’s favorite song on Teen Titans Go! Turns out, the story behind the song is almost as great as the song itself. This comes courtesy of NPR , who recently recounted the whole affair for an All Things Considered segment. Here’s the short version: Teen Titans Go! is scored by music from c
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cognitive science

The Truth about DMT and other Psychedelics submitted by /u/Preachingthetruth1 [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo

Hurricane Harvey's Fallout Continues With Nightmare Flooding in Houston Area Photo: AP Just one day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, historic flooding continued to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas. According to CNN , authorities said they have rescued more than 1,000 people from the rising waters, with more than 24 inches of water falling on the Houston area in the past 24 hours as of 7:00am local time Sunday. The Washington Post
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The Atlantic

Photos: The Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in more than a decade, made landfall on the Texas coast late Friday as a Category 4 storm, destroying homes, overturning vehicles and sinking boats, severing power lines, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. As Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm, lingers over Texas, record amounts of rain are
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Science : NPR

Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun For many, witnessing the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, was the event of a lifetime. (Image credit: NPR)
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Trash to treasure: The benefits of waste-to-energy technologiesUsing landfill waste to produce energy generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights the benefits of food waste as a potential source of energy.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart diseaseResearchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Catheter ablation better than traditional drug therapies for treating atrial fibrillationNew study shows radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Gender gap in death from heart attack reduces particularly in younger womenThe gender gap in death from heart attack has reduced over the past two decades particularly in younger women, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.1 The study in over 50 000 patients found that overall in-hospital mortality for heart attack patients was halved during the 20 year period.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Implanted cardiac monitors indicate incidence of undiagnosed AFib may be substantial in high-risk patientsWith the use of implanted cardiac monitors researchers found a substantial incidence (nearly 30 percent) of previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) after 18 months in patients at high risk of both AF and stroke, according to a new study.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study confirms safety of rapid algorithm to rule-out and rule-in myocardial infarctionThe safety and efficacy of a rapid algorithm to rule-out and rule-in myocardial infarction has been confirmed in a study presented at ESC Congress today.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

PCSK9 is a co-activator of platelet function beyond its role in cholesterol homeostasisPCSK9 is a co-activator of platelet function beyond its role in cholesterol homeostasis, according to research presented at ESC Congress today. The findings suggest that PCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of cholesterol-lowering treatments, may also reduce thrombosis by interfering with platelet activation.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Catheter ablation better than traditional drug therapies for treating atrial fibrillationNew study shows radiofrequency catheter ablation lowered hospitalization and mortality rates by 47 and 44 percent respectively in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a contributing factor to heart failure.
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Big Think

Atheists Seen As Immoral, Even by Fellow Atheists, Reveals New Study A new study reveals a worldwide moral prejudice against atheists. Read More
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Big Think

Learn How to Think Like Einstein Albert Einstein's famous thought experiments led to groundbreaking ideas. Read More
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Ingeniøren

Kunst kan give point for bæredygtighedKunst bør tænkes ind i byggeri allerede i projekteringsfasen, mener rådgiver. Det giver et bedre hus og skaber social bæredygtighed.
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Ars Technica

Conditions like those inside Neptune cause diamond formation Enlarge / That lovely blue exterior could be hiding a heart of diamond. (credit: NASA ) Carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen are some of the easiest heavier elements to form through fusion. As a result, they're common in our Solar System, typically found combined with hydrogen to make ammonia, water, and methane. In the gas and ice giants of the outer Solar System, however, these chemicals are placed und
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Gizmodo

Sunday's Best Deals: Sony Headphones, Brother Printer, Foam Mattresses, and More A printer you won’t hate , discounted foam mattresses , and $170 off Sony noise cancelling headphones lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Sony MDR1000X Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones , $230 Update : Now back up to $300, sorry! Sony’s MDR line of Bluetooth headphones sold like gangbusters during Black Friday, but i
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The Internet Responds to James Cameron's 'Wonder Woman' Critique In This Week’s News RoundupHere are all the online controversies you might've missed last week.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The History Behind the King George III Statue MemeRemoving monuments of the confederacy is as much about the people calling for change as it is about the statues themselves. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it Enlarge (credit: flickr user: David Wood ) Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more complicated than that. Some people who hear voices don’t suffer from other mental health problems, and the voices they hear aren’t distressing. These “non-clinical voice-hearers” provide an important opportunity to understand hallucinations without the complications of mental il
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centersAutomatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers, according to research presented at ESC Congress today. The 18-year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93 percent in centers equipped with an AED.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

When two is better than three: Dual antithrombotic therapy cuts bleeding riskClinical trial finds that dabigatran dual therapy after stenting reduced bleeding risk for patients with atrial fibrillation compared with standard triple therapy.
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Viden

Virtual realitys udfordring: Få kroppen ind i maskinenHvis du prøver virtual reality i dag, mangler du følesansen i det virtuelle rum. Det problem arbejder flere virksomheder på at løse. Her er tre bud
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Ars Technica

Dystopian What Happened To Monday? may hint at Netflix’s film priorities The trailer for What Happened to Monday? Warning : This piece contains mild spoilers for Netflix's What Happened to Monday? Halfway through its major 2017 original film push, Netflix seems to have more hits than misses. That's not to say the company has had its Stranger Things equivalent; none of Netflix's films has captured popular conversation as sweepingly as traditional offerings like Get Out
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Ingeniøren

Tesla holder kursen mod den selvkørende bilIngeniøren har kørt i en Tesla med nyeste version af Autopilot. Den fungerer fremragende på motorvej og øger trafiksikkerheden. Men elektronikken kan drille, og vi lærte, hvor Ctrl-Alt-Delete sidder på en bil.
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The Atlantic

What Would It Take for Democrats and Republicans to Work Together? The election of Donald Trump, and the early days of his presidency, have driven many Americans to rummage through history in search of context and understanding. Trump himself has been compared to historical figures ranging from Ronald Reagan to Henry Ford , and from Andrew Jackson to Benito Mussolini . His steps have been condemned as unprecedented by his critics, and praised as historic by his
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The Atlantic

How Will the Supreme Court Respond to the Arpaio Pardon? In the wake of President Trump’s pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reporters are likely to hear words as harsh as “disturbed” and “concerned“ floated by anonymous leaders of the president’s party on Capitol Hill. There will be few if any leaks from the Supreme Court. But one must wonder what messages the justices are getting from Trump’s extraordinary pardon. Though its major import is Trump’
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Latest Headlines | Science News

‘Death Dive to Saturn’ celebrates the Cassini probe’s accomplishmentsA new documentary, “Death Dive to Saturn,” takes a look back at the Cassini spacecraft’s 13 years at Saturn and what to expect from its final days.
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Science : NPR

The Consequences Of Anti-Vaccination In 'Keep You Safe' Host A Martinez talks with Melissa Hill about her new novel, Keep You Safe , a story which takes on the heated topic of childhood vaccinations and the tragic repercussions of a parent's decision.
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Popular Science

Restore old print photos with free software DIY Get your pictures perfect. Technology can bring scratched, torn, and faded print photographs back to life. Just grab your computer and download this free desktop software to get started.
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New Scientist - News

Medieval London was the most violent place in EnglandA look at skulls from English cemeteries shows that young lower-class males in Medieval London enforced the rule of law with blows to the head
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Amazon Will Ship You a Foam Mattress For Not Much Money Today, With a 120 Night Trial Period Gel Memory Foam 10" Mattress , $374-$607 You’re not a true internet user until you’ve purchased a mattress online, and today only, Amazon’s marking this eLuxurySupply 10” dual foam mattress down to just $374-$607, with queens checking in at $517 . That’s significantly less than the equivalent Casper or Leesa, and while it’s more expensive than some other mattresses-in-a-box from Amazon, this
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iPhone Home Studio: All the Gear You Need to Record a Hit SongCut your next hit song anywhere with gear that turns your phone into a recording studio.
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What the Controlled Chaos of Burning Man Reveals About CitiesAnd what the temporary Black Rock City settlement has to learn.
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What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer CampWhy math may—or may not—save US elections.
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What Ligers, Grolar Bears, and Mules Show Scientists About EvolutionHybrids, once treated as biological misfits, have been the secret saviors of many animal species in trouble. Reconciling that truth with conservation policies poses a challenge for science.
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The Atlantic

The Podcast Made From Inside Prison Two brothers, Eddie and Emile, sit in the small room they share, each on his own bed. Emile wants to watch a soap on TV. Eddie, a devout Seventh-Day Adventist, asks him to use headphones so he won’t have to hear the TV on the Sabbath. Fine—in theory. But the headphones are too short to use while on the bed, so Emile takes them off. Eddie, who remembers soap operas playing in his violent childhood
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Rival Maps of India and Pakistan All's fair in love and cartography Read More
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Viden

5 bogtips fra Danmarks første astronautMangler du inspiration? Andreas Mogensen anbefaler fem bøger til din sensommerlæsning.
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Science | The Guardian

Collection of letters by codebreaker Alan Turing found in filing cabinet The correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1954, was found by an academic in a storeroom at the University of Manchester A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester. The correspondence, which has not seen the light of day for at least 30 years, contains very little about Turing’s tortured persona
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Bending the Rules of GeometryHyperbolic geometry may be partially responsible for breakthroughs in physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory. But we're not used to seeing curved environments like the ones in this video. Enter a world that defies our basic assumptions about the rules of geometry.
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Drug Aimed at Inflammation May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and CancerA milestone finding for researchers, the connection of inflammatory responses to such illnesses could open the door to new treatments.
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Science | The Guardian

Has spacesuit, will travel: former SpaceX employee is among Nasa's new recruits Robb Kulin is about to begin two years of intensive astronaut training. At the end, if he’s lucky, he’ll go to space When Nasa was looking for its first astronauts in 1959, it turned to the US military. Alan Shepard, the first American in space, was a navy aviator and test pilot. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, was a marine. Other members of the original “Mercury Seven” were dr
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Maersk Oils nye ejer er en fransk energikæmpe med grønne ambitionerDet er et af de helt store energiselskaber, som via købet af Maersk Oil nu bliver en central spiller i olieindvindningen i Nord­søen – og ny arbejdsgiver for omkring 2.800 Mærsk-medarbejdere.
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The Atlantic

Why the Arpaio Pardon Matters Presidents issue pardons for a wide variety of reasons. The highest-profile pardon cases, though not the most numerous, are political: The first President Bush pardoned several officials who took part in the Reagan-era “Iran-Contra” affair, which involved the covert sale of arms to Iran to fund right wing rebels in Nicaragua. These included the former secretary of defense, Caspar Weinberger; the
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The Atlantic

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation' In January of 2009, I stood waiting in Wilmington, Delaware, for a train carrying the first African American elected president of the United States. I was there to join him as vice president on the way to a historic Inauguration. It was a moment of extraordinary hope for our nation—but I couldn’t help thinking about a darker time years before at that very site. My mind’s eye drifted back to 1968.
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How Slovenia is helping its ‘baby dragons’The eyeless subterranean salamanders that live in the watery depths of Postojna Cave are under threat – but there’s hope in sight Postojna Cave in Slovenia is one of Europe’s longest cave networks and one of the world’s most spectacular subterranean tourist sites. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year to gaze at its wonders: its huge stalactites and stalagmites, its curtains of co
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Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of deathHigher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.1 The observational study in nearly 20 000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.
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High salt intake associated with doubled risk of heart failureHigh salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure, according to a 12-year study in more than 4 000 people presented today at ESC Congress.
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Researchers find combination therapy works best for heart diseasesA major international study has found that the combination of two drugs -- rivaroxaban and aspirin -- is superior to aspirin alone in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease.The study of 27,400 people with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease from 33 countries worldwide shows that the combination of 2.5 mg of rivaroxaban twice daily plus 100 mg of aspirin onc
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New heart treatment is biggest breakthrough since statins, scientists say US researchers find heart attack survivors given anti-inflammatory injections have fewer future episodes and lower cancer risk Anti-inflammatory injections could lower the risk of heart attacks and may slow the progression of cancer, a study has found, in what researchers say is the biggest breakthrough since the discovery of statins. Heart attack survivors given injections of a targeted anti-inf
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Brandinstitut kritiserer test af facade-systemerTestmetoden, der bruges til at brandklassificere bl.a. facadesystemer, efterligner indendørs – ikke udendørs – brande.
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Face scans, robot baggage handlers—airports of the futurePassengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration—this could be the airport of the future.
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Israelis log out of high-tech jobs for a life offlineFormer technology executive Dotan Goshen carefully arranges some melons at the bottom of a crate, followed by courgettes, tomatoes and lettuce.
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Drones deployed to monitor New York State Fair trafficDrones will be monitoring weekend traffic conditions at the New York State Fair for the first time.
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Forty years on, Voyager still hurtles through spaceAre we alone? Forty years ago, NASA rocket scientists sought to answer this question by launching the Voyager spacecraft, twin unmanned spaceships that would travel further than any human-made object in history.
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Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top appsIranians were joined by two ministers Saturday in protesting after Apple removed popular apps from its store, a move the American company says was made to comply with US sanctions.
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Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swampIt's been called the orangutan capital of the world, but the great apes in Indonesia's Tripa peat forest on the island of Sumatra are under threat by palm oil plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to make room for trees that produce the most consumed vegetable oil on the planet.
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How utilitarian are you? Personality quiz A critical decision in a life or death situation could determine the fate of you and your group. Consider this scenario and discover what it says about you How utilitarian are you, and what does this predict about your personality? What would you do when faced with the following dilemma… You and three other people are trapped in a mine. One of the other three is bleeding and will die within the h
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UFC's Fight Pass Is Melting Down During the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor Fight Photo: AP Moments after coverage of the Las Vegas match between UFC fighter Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather was scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. Eastern on Saturday night, UFC Fight Pass pulled a real HBO Go, crashing under load and preventing many users from watching the big showdown. Twitter began blowing up with reports that the streaming service was apparently overloaded and
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The Secret to a Good Robot Teacher. NYT article detailing two studies about the role of social cues in teaching. submitted by /u/Planet_Franklin [link] [comments]
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As Houston-Area Suburbs Wait For Harvey To Blow Over, Temporary Fixes Abound In wealthy Sierra Plantation, crews are working hard to patch roofs and clear debris from downed trees. But it's all just a temporary solution until the storm's cycle brings more damage. (Image credit: Marisa Peñaloza/NPR)
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Iran Has Pivoted to Video Image: Screengrab via YouTube The classic US stereotype of attempted Iranian ideological indoctrination via chants of “Death to America” and such has been old hat for quite some time. As noted by the New York Times on Saturday, in the past few years Iranian pro-government propaganda efforts have increasingly taken the form of rap videos glorifying the country’s military, spread on sites like loca
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Prince, belts and Brexit: autumn’s arts, politics, sports and style highlights From Joe Root’s bid to retain the Ashes to the last days of Cassini’s mission to Saturn, our specialist writers pick the season’s best in arts, sports, politics, science and trends Continue reading...
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See How Ted Kaczynski's Family Struggled Over Accusing Him Of Being The Unabomber Manhunt: UNABOMBER | Tuesdays at 10p on Discovery and Discovery GO David and Linda Kaczynski read the Manifesto printed in the newspaper and struggle to decide if they should alert the FBI. They might be the only ones able to identify the Unabomber. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://discovery.com/manhunt Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www
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New Video Shows Man Shooting Gun Near Crowd of Counter Protesters in Charlottesville GIF Man at the neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, shooting near a crowd of counter protesters and then continuing to march (GIF from video) New video has surfaced that shows a man drawing a gun and opening fire at counter protesters during the neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville on August 12th. The man was reportedly taken into custody this morning, but many are ask
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Twenty Years Later, StarCraft's Story is Still an Engrossing Take on Space Opera All Images Courtesy of Activision Blizzard StarCraft was unveiled to the world twenty years ago, and in the time since it’s become a legendary fixture of the competitive gaming scene. Which makes it easy to forget that it’s also a fantastic space opera. Earlier this month, Blizzard, StarCraft ’s developers, released StarCraft Remastered , a face lift to the original title meant to spruce it up (a
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Watch How Terrifying Hurricane Harvey Was From Inside A Disintegrating Car Wash GIF GIF via Piotrowski on Periscope Storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski decided to get coverage of Hurricane Harvey as it battered Rockport, Texas from the super sketchy “safety” of a open car wash right on the edge of the eye of the storm, and it looks absolutely terrifying. Piotrowski streamed live via Periscope last night from inside his car, which was parked under a car wash that slowly began disint
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Warnings over shock dementia revelations from ancestry DNA testsCompanies have been told to accept moral responsibility and provide counselling for people who inadvertently discover health risks People who use genetic tests to trace their ancestry only to discover that they are at risk of succumbing to an incurable illness are being left to suffer serious psychological problems. Dementia researchers say the problem is particularly acute for those found to be a
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Hurricane Harvey Has Knocked Out 25 Percent of Gulf Gas Production Photo: AP Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that barreled into southeastern Texas on Friday evening, has shut down approximately a quarter of US gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Reuters , storm-related shutdowns have knocked approximately 428,568 barrels of oil per day off the US’ “roughly 1.75 million bpd pumped from the Gulf,” per the estimate of the Interior Department’s
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The Atlantic

The Arpaio Pardon Is a Flagrant Assault on Civil Rights The pardon that Donald Trump granted Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, sends this message to American law enforcement: if you violate the civil rights of Latinos while enforcing immigration law, the president of the United States approves—and even if you’re one of the vanishingly few sheriffs or police chiefs that the Department of Justice charges with a crime, he’ll int
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Do Dogs Know Themselves?The classic self-recognition test gets a makeover for dogs, using smell not sight -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Did ExxonMobil Engage in a Climate Change Cover Up? Harvard Researchers Uncover A Shocking Discovery The world’s largest oil and gas company may be its own worst enemy. Read More
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Mayweather-McGregor piracy sites on the ropes: Are they down for the count? Enlarge / Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. , left, and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Wednesday. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. A judge has ordered piracy sites not to stream the mega-event, but whether they'll abide is anybody's guess. (credit: Brandon Magn
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How James Mattis Tried to Explain Trump to the World The stifling heat of the tarmac beneath the wings of his C-17 aircraft, the dragon’s breath backwash from nearby helicopters, and the unmistakable, acrid smell of summertime Baghdad must have brought back distant memories when Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis touched down there earlier this week. Like many of his peers, Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, came of age as a field commander in th
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Bill Nye Alleges Disney Ripped Him, Fellow Science Guys Off for $28.1 Million Photo: AP Bill Nye the Science Guy, whose eponymous show wrapped up two decades ago in 1997 but been airing in syndication ever since, has some unfinished business with Disney. Per the L.A. Times , Nye filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday alleging Disney’s Buena Vista Television fudged the numbers on his series Bill Nye, the Science Guy , depriving him and the show’s other
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Netflix Jumps Into the Weed Game With Strains Based on Popular Shows Netflix Netflix and chill? More like Netflix and bake, now that the company has introduced a new line of cannabis strains based on its original programming. The on-fire streaming service introduced the Netflix Collection , a line of boutique strains of that goody-good, being sold only at the Alternative Herbal Health Services in West Hollywood, Calif., this weekend. Advertisement To partake in “P
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Could a heroin vaccine cure the west’s drug epidemic? There are a million heroin users in the US, and the UK has Europe’s highest rate of use. It is a huge problem. But can there be a chemical answer to a social issue? The effect of heroin has been described as “a warm blanket on the brain”. Within seconds of the drug entering the bloodstream, it hits receptor molecules in the brain’s neurons that induce a surge of euphoria, followed by a prolonged
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