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Preventing sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: ESC guidelines (HCM-EVIDENCE)A large study conducted across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia has validated the ESC recommendations for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
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Rethinking dual antiplatelet guidelines in acute coronary syndrome? (CHANGE-DAPT)New research presented at ESC Congress today1 suggests that for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment according to contemporary guidelines for dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) could be less preferable than sticking to older guidelines.
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Asian dust and acute myocardial infarction: Prediction and preventionWhen Asian dust clouds blow in to Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, hospitals in the region handle a surge of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) in the following 24 hours, and now a new prediction tool could help pinpoint which patients are at greatest risk.
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Reassessing the benefits of plant-based eating (PURE)A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death.
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Revisiting dietary fat guidelines? (PURE)Researchers here at ESC Congress are calling for a reconsideration of global dietary guidelines in light of new data presented today on fat intake and cardiovascular risk and mortality.
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No advantage of ambulance over hospital anti-clot therapy (SCAAR)In contrast to European and American guidelines that recommend pre-hospital antiplatelet therapy for heart attack patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study presented at ESC Congress suggests this practice has no advantage over waiting for in-hospital treatment.
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New antibodies target protein structures common to several neurological diseasesA new kind of antibody targets a feature shared by proteins thought to cause the most damage in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and related conditions, creating potential for a unified treatment approach.
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High-speed switching for ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensorsScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and University of New South Wales have observed high-speed switching in Pb(Zr0.4Ti0.6)O3 thin films under applied rectangular electric field pulses.
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New findings on the past and future of sea ice cover in the ArcticTemperatures in the Arctic are currently climbing two to three times faster than the global average. The result is dwindling sea ice. In a study published in the actual volume of Nature Communications, geo- and climate researchers at the Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI) show that, in the course of our planet's history, summertime sea ice was to be found in the central Arctic in periods characterised
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International study shows moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for healthResearch with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.
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Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumers Wolfing down a mountain of fruit and vegetables every day offers no more benefit in staving off death than eating just three to four portions, researchers have found, adding that the findings could have important
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Trump Heads For Texas To Inspect Storm Damage The president says he waited to visit until he could do so "without causing disruption." He will sidestep Houston and instead visit the Corpus Christi area, where Harvey made landfall on Friday. (Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Københavns første elværk fik folk til at græde i GothersgadeKØBENHAVN 850 ÅR: Det var en overvældende oplevelse for københavnerne at opleve de elektriske gadelygter blive tændt i 1892. Borgerrepræsentationen så dog ikke store perspektiver i benyttelsen af elektrisk kraft til motorer.
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ZYTO: A Quack Electrodermal Diagnostic Device Is Tested and Fails MiserablyZYTO is a bogus, illegal electrodermal diagnostic device that claims to evaluate organ function and make dietary recommendations. Repeat testing produced results that were wildly inconsistent. The device produces noise, not meaningful information.
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Australien sidestiller digital valuta med helt almindelige penge Det australske justitsministerium har nu skrevet digital valuta ind i lovgivningen. Det er dog uklart, hvilke regulative betydninger, det kan have i sidste ende. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/australien-sidestiller-digital-valuta-med-helt-almindelige-penge-1079517 Version2
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Sådan virker DAB+Norge har valgt at lukke helt for FM-båndet. Her er argumenterne for og imod afløseren, DAB+.
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SpaceX Unveils Sleek, White Spacesuit for Astronaut TravelSpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year.
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Ablation of atrial fibrillation improves quality of life more than drugs (CAPTAF)Ablation of atrial fibrillation improves quality of life more than drugs, even though the reduction in atrial fibrillation burden did not differ significantly between treatments, according to late-breaking results from the CAPTAF trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress.
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Japanese study questions benefit of treat-to-target statin therapy (EMPATHY)A study in Japanese patients with diabetic retinopathy has questioned the benefit of treat-to-target intensive versus standard statin therapy. The late-breaking results from the EMPATHY trial are presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
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Anacetrapib reduces risk of serious cardiovascular events in high risk patients (REVEAL)Anacetrapib, an inhibitor of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity, lowers the risk of heart attack and related cardiovascular complications in patients receiving intensive statin treatment, according to late-breaking results from the REVEAL trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the NEJM.
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Electrocardiogram recording by patients boosts atrial fibrillation diagnosis (REHEARSE-AF)Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording by patients with remote analysis by professionals identifies more atrial fibrillation (AF) than routine care, according to late-breaking results from a randomised trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in Circulation. The approach has the potential to reduce AF-related strokes by starting preventative treatment earlier.
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Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profileDark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.
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Macau weather agency under investigation for delayed typhoon warningMacau graft busters have begun a probe into the city's weather bureau over its handling of deadly Severe Typhoon Hato, amid reports that deference to the island's gaming industry was behind delays to its storm warnings.
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Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale huntActivist group Sea Shepherd on Tuesday pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country's military and economic power.
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Renault-Nissan, China's Dongfeng announce e-car ventureAutomakers Renault and Nissan say they will develop electric cars with a Chinese state-owned partner, adding to a series of tie-ups between global auto brands and local partners in the biggest electric vehicle market.
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Scientists say Harvey may be the soggy sign of future stormsBy the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas—a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future that global warming could bring, scientists say.
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It-advokat: Offentlige it-projekter lider under enøjet fokus på tid og pris På intet tidspunkt i nyere tid har der været så mange voldgifts- og retssager om offentlige it- projekter som nu. Der er behov for at anerkende risici ved it-projekter, lyder det fra fagmand med års erfaring i it-jura. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-advokat-vi-ignorerer-at-have-fokus-paa-nyttevaerdi-med-it-projekter-1079483 Version2
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New osteoporosis treatment uses traditional Chinese herb to prevent bone lossAn herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine might hold the key to a new osteoporosis therapy that could prevent bone loss without causing side effects. Using a compound derived from red sage, UBC researchers have found a way to selectively block an enzyme called Cathepsin K (CatK), which plays a major role in the breakdown of collagen in bones during osteoporosis.
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Canon's EOS M100 Is Another Apathetic Attempt at a Mirrorless Camera Interchangeable lens shooters like the Sony A9 are evidence that mirrorless cameras can not only compete at the highest levels of photography, but they’re probably also the eventual successors to DSLRs. So you’d assume that a company like Canon would have made strong inroads into the mirrorless market by now, but with cameras like the new EOS M100, the company is still treating the mirrorless mar
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Investors Go Where Trump Won’t: To Immigrant EntrepreneursA new crop of venture capitalists is specifically backing companies that have international founders.
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Hurricane Harvey Is Only Getting Worse, With Floodwaters Continuing to Rise Photo: AP The situation in Houston and surrounding areas of southeast Texas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey this weekend has gone from bad to worse as floodwaters continue to rise, with some of those left behind beginning to panic. According to CNN , the pace of emergency calls has only sped up as the water continues to deluge parts of the city. Some two feet or more of rain has already fallen, a to
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Niels Bohr: Biography & Atomic TheoryNiels Bohr won a Nobel Prize for the idea that an atom is a small, positively charged nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons. He also contributed to quantum theory.
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Snart lukker DAB-signalet. Her er afløserenDen 1. oktober lukker 1. generation af DAB-nettet, og op mod 400.000 danskeres radioer følger med. Men hvorfor udskifte en teknologi, vi indførte for kun 15 år siden?
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Periodic Table of ElementsThe periodic table arranges all of the known elements in an informative array.
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Cortisol and serotonin linked to male liver cancer Two hormone factors, cortisol and serotonin, play critical roles in the development of male-biased liver cancers, biologists report. Liver cancer occurs more frequently in males than females. This suggests that sex hormones might be involved in the development of liver cancers. However, clinical trials targeting sex hormones did not produce sufficiently convincing results, suggesting that other f
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Iconic Thor Creator Walt Simonson Talks About Jack Kirby, the Most Important Comics Storyteller Ever Image: Marvel Comics Today is the 100th birthday of comics legend Jack Kirby, the artist who co-created many of Marvel’s most famous superhero characters, including Thor. In the video below, hall-of-fame creator Walt Simonson talks about Kirby and the impact his work had on his own career, and the medium of comics overall. Last month at San Diego Comic-Con, I had the honor and pleasure of talking
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Horrible or non-existent Mayweather-McGregor fight streams prompt lawsuit Enlarge / Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) hits Conor McGregor in the sixth round of their super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather won by 10th-round TKO. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images ) Showtime was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit amid reports that it delivered shoddy or non-existent $99 streams of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGre
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What Does It Mean for North Korea to Fly a Missile Over Japan? North Korea staged its 18th, and perhaps most provocative, missile test of the year Monday night Eastern Time over Japan’s northernmost main island, following a month in which North Korean and American leaders have traded threats. The missile, whose launch was confirmed by the Pentagon and South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff, flew 1,678 miles over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido for appr
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Why Didn't Houston Evacuate Ahead of Hurricane Harvey?There are a lot of factors at play here.
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Pepe Creator Matt Furie Has Reclaimed His Fun-Loving Frog From an Alt-Right Children's Book Photo: Getty Images The creator of Pepe the Frog, the once-lovable cartoon frog appropriated by the assorted white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other vile meme-makers of the so-called “alt right,” has successfully enforced a copyright claim against a dude who had Pepe drawn into a bigoted children’s book. Per Motherboard , artist Matt Furie—who is absolutely not a brownshirt, and originally create
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George A. Keyworth II, Reagan Science Adviser, Dies at 77In the face of stiff opposition, Dr. Keyworth was a strong advocate of the antimissile plan known as Star Wars.
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Matador's Hydrolite is a Packable Hydration Pack with Filtration If you’ve been paying attention , you know Matador is in a league of their own when it comes to packable gear. Their Hydrolite puts the hydration pack market on notice, and takes their brand several steps further in the premium direction. The most packable gear typically sacrifice features on the altars of space saving and ounce shaving, but the Hydrolite is actually better than most or even all
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Dubious stem cell clinic got hold of smallpox vaccine. FDA just took it away Enlarge / A syringe of cells prepared for stem cell therapies (credit: Getty | The Washington Post ) The Food and Drug Administration just put dubious stem cell clinics on notice. The agency announced plans on Monday for new policies and enforcement efforts to stamp out what it called “unscrupulous actors” peddling unproven, potentially dangerous, and often expensive stem cell therapies—including
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The Majesty of The Lion King Comes To Life in This New Poster Image: Cyclops Print Works Disney’s masterpiece The Lion King is getting a brand new Blu-ray release tomorrow, and to celebrate, Cyclops Print Works has put together a beautiful piece of artwork. Cyclops had artist Mark Englert create a print called “Remember Who You Are,” a 12 x 36 inch, 11-color serigraph in an edition of 300. It’ll go on sale at noon PST on August 29. The colors and finishes i
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Why Those Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Texas Are Such Bad NewsThe only way to take them out? Dish soap.
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New Uber CEO Khosrowshahi Knows Many Tricks—He'll Need Them AllExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will take over the scandal-plagued ride-hailing company, the world's most valuable startup
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The Atlantic Daily: Harvey's Destruction What We’re Following Hurricane Harvey: Congress is preparing to send additional federal aid to Texas after the weekend’s storm left severe damage on the Texas coast and unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. The heavy rainfall—rather than high winds or storm surge—is likely to be the most dangerous part of the storm , particularly for Houston’s most vulnerable communities . In one hospital,
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The North Korean Threat Beyond ICBMs From the moment that President Barack Obama told President-elect Donald Trump during the transition about the impending threat of North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBMs, Trump’s basic stance has been: not on my watch. From his tweet of January 2 (“won’t happen!”) to his August statements that the U.S. military is “locked and loaded” to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it threatens America, Tr
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Google Removes 300 Apps Used to Launch DDoS Attacks From Play Store Google has removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after security researchers from several internet infrastructure companies discovered that the seemingly harmless apps—offering video players and ringtones, among other features—were secretly hijacking Android devices to provide traffic for large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The botnet, nicknamed WireX, caught the atten
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Game of Thrones has become a CW show HBO Game of Thrones ' short, penultimate season ended last night with a bang (heh), and I suspect that every one of you has a hot take about what went down. Regardless of whether you loved or hated this dragon-fueled season, one thing is obvious: the show has completely changed its approach to pacing, which has resulted in an enormous tonal shift over the past seven episodes. Spoilers ahead. Read
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How to Track the Ongoing Fallout From Harvey The fallout from the rainiest storm in (at least) Texas history continues. No one has ever seen a storm dump this much water over so wide an area. Or as the National Weather Center’s prediction team put it , “The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before.” As the situation on the ground continues to evolve, we’ve compiled a short list of significant resources,
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What's Causing Tropical Storm Harvey's 'Unprecedented' Rainfall?Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall the evening of Friday (Aug. 25) near Corpus Christi, Texas, as a hurricane, has been blasting communities in southeastern Texas with periods of intense rainfall ever since.
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FDA Moves Forward on Ecstasy Ingredient Trials for PTSDThe active ingredient in the drug ecstasy passed an important hurdle on the path to becoming a prescription drug for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘You’re Going to Have What You Need’ Today in 5 Lines President Trump will visit Texas on Tuesday, after Hurricane Harvey pummeled parts of the state over the weekend, killing at least eight people. Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush expressed sympathy for the residents of Texas, adding, “We salute them, the first responders, and the local elected officials for their grit and determination in the face of this extraor
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Channeling Breitbart From Behind the Resolute Desk Steve Bannon may have vacated the premises, but it appears Breitbart ism is alive and well in the Trump White House. Over the past two days, Axios —a scoopy news site whose reporters are among the best-sourced in Trumpworld—has published two inside-the-West-Wing stories that portray a president who has fully internalized Breitbart ’s framing of national politics in America today. On Sunday, Axios
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Game of Thrones Finale: Why Symbols Are So Meaningful From its symbolism within the Seven Kingdoms, to its political allegory for all of us beyond it, the season seven finale is an epic set-up for the final showdown. Read More
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Fish might be shrinking From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News And climate change is to blame. Rising temperatures are robbing the ocean of oxygen, causing fish to get smaller and smaller.
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Watch Out for Charity Scams Claiming to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims Photo: Getty It never fails. For every act of heroism during a national disaster another act of piracy is waiting in the wings. US-CERT, the US government’s chief agency responsible for detecting and minimizing cyber threats, issued an advisory on Monday warning about the proliferation of online scams aimed at those donating to ease the suffering of those afflicted by Tropical Storm Harvey. Adver
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Congress Prepares to Open Its Wallet for Texas The flood waters in Houston have yet to recede, and it might take days or weeks to assess the full damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. But Texas lawmakers are already sure of one thing: They’re going to need more money from Congress. Calls for the House and Senate to approve an emergency spending package for Texas and possibly Louisiana began quickly on Monday following the weekend’s deluge, even
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Louisiana, Texas Prepare For More Rain From Tropical Storm Harvey Texas and Louisiana are steeling for more rain from now tropical storm Harvey. Rising temperatures factored into the size and impact of the storm.
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Waters Rising: How Harvey's Floods Endanger HealthHouston and other parts of southeast Texas are in the midst of historic flooding from Harvey, now a tropical storm, with heavy rain still expected to batter the region in the coming days.
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Cutbacks in foreign aid for HIV treatment would produce great harm, generate few savingsProposed reductions in US foreign aid would have a devastating impact on HIV treatment and prevention programs in countries receiving such aid, an international team of investigators reports.
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First Photo From Ant-Man and The Wasp Is of Hope Van Dyne Looking Badass In a Brand New Wasp Suit Image: Marvel Studios One of the last things we saw in the original Ant-Man film from 2015 was the Wasp suit that Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) was always destined to wear. Today, we got our first look at the suit she’ll don in next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and it’s a liiiiitle bit different. The Wasp suit that we saw in Ant-Man was noticeably different from Scott Lang’s Ant-Man suit, featu
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How Much Does Houston Spend on Flood Control? Texas continues to battle the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, which has dumped more than 30 inches of rain across the greater Houston area. The record-setting rains have caused devastating floods for the third straight year in the area, following the Tax Day Flood of 2016 and the Memorial Day Flood of 2015 . Houston keeps flooding, but local authorities have long tried to mitigate the risks of livin
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Gilead to Pay Nearly $12B for CAR T-Cell CompanyThe massive sum will buy out Kite Pharma, whose cancer therapy is expected to be among the first of its type approved by the FDA.
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Flooding in Texas Blocks Researchers from CampusesMarine Science Institute on the Gulf experiences damage; 'rideout teams' keep watch over animals and facilities.
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Mark Zuckerberg welcomes second daughter in Facebook postFacebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife welcomed their second daughter—August—to the world on Monday with a post on the leading social network.
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Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and presentThe Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, has found that ancient coral reefs were also bolstered by their bond with red algae, a finding that could help scienti
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New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spillNew research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
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Ancient mud documents the legacy of Rome’s lead pipesResearchers used lead levels in Rome’s ancient harbors to track lead pipe use and urbanization.
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Hurricane Harvey's Size And Impact Points To Climate Change Hurricane Harvey bears the marks of climate change. Warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico and rising sea levels make rain heavy storms like Harvey more likely in the future.
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Fans Sue Showtime For Botched Stream of Mayweather-McGregor Fight Image: AP As Gizmodo reported Sunday night, many of the fighting sports fans who paid to see two men beat each other within an inch of their lives struggled to get their $100 worth. Lag, stuttering streams, or complete inability to access the Showtime app, The Hollywood Reporter notes , are now the basis for a class action lawsuit. Showtime’s app allegedly promised the massively lopsided bout wou
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NASA calculates Tropical Storm Harvey's flooding rainfallAt NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.
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Last week in tech: New gadgets bask in the post-eclipse glow Gadgets There are lots of new (and mostly expensive) devices to meet this week. Would you like some $2,000 headphones to go with your new Lamborghini smartphone?
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New liquid-metal membrane technology may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viableWhile cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells offer clear advantages over the electric vehicles that are growing in popularity (including their longer range, their lower overall environmental impact, and the fact that they can be refueled in minutes, versus hours of charging time), they have yet to take off with consumers. One reason is the high cost and complexity of producing, distributing, and stor
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The Houston Hospital Running Out of Food In Houston, Ben Taub Hospital is surrounded by murky water. On Sunday, the hospital prepared to evacuate some of its 350 patients, most of whom are low-income, but it had to abandon those plans because water levels rose too high. No transfers had been made as of Monday morning. Now, the hospital is running out of food , and ambulances are still unable to make their way through the flooded streets
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NASA calculates Tropical Storm Harvey's flooding rainfallAt NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM or IMERG product is used to make estimates of precipitation from a combination of space-borne passive microwave sensors, including the GMI microwave sensor onboard the Global Precipita
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Bone marrow protein may be target for improving stem cell transplantsA new study led by University of Pennsylvania and Technical University of Dresden scientists has identified an important regulator of hematopoeisis, the process of making new blood cells. Targeting it, the researchers noted, could be an effective way to improve stem cell transplants for both donors and recipients.
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Young adults, especially men, fall behind in high blood pressure treatment and controlAwareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure is significantly lower in young adults compared to middle-aged and older adults. Young men lag behind young women in all these areas related to high blood pressure. Researchers urge all adults to check their blood pressure frequently.
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Boosting immune cell memory to improve vaccines and cancer immunotherapyIn mouse experiments, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that drugs that activate the cells' proteasome, or recycling center, tip the balance in favor of memory CD8+ T cells. This approach could be used to improve how well vaccines and immunotherapies work and how long they last.
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With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are RewrittenWidespread DNA testing has shed light on the ancestry of millions of Americans. But these services have limitations, and the results can be uncertain.
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Waiting for Destiny 2 on PC just got harder thanks to a drool-worthy beta Enlarge / “PRESS ENTER TO PLAY”? Sweeter words have never been written, Bungie. (credit: Bungie ) October 24 already felt like a significant amount of time to wait for the PC version of shooting game Destiny 2 . After strapping into the game's first beta on PC, however, that two-month span began to feel a little more epic. The Destiny 2 PC beta is now live for anybody who pre-ordered the game via
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The best gear for going back to school Gadgets You should never stop learning—or getting excited about truly excellent highlighters. PopSci's back to college gear guide. Here is a list for students—and their parents hint hint—of gear that will make your collegiate experience more organized, more…
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Tech support scam victims lost $120 million—and will get $10 million back (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Victims of a tech support scam are about to get refunds, but on average they will recover less than 10 percent of what they lost. The Federal Trade Commission is sending e-mails to victims of the scam with instructions on how to claim a partial refund, the agency said today . Scam victims will have until October 27 of this year to apply for a refund. The case stems from N
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Yi Just Upgraded Your Favorite Budget Action Cam, and It's Only $80 At Launch Yi Lite Action Cam , $80 with code VY5FUXE7 Since coming out with our readers’ favorite budget action cam , Yi has since added a 4K and 4K+ model to the lineup, but now, they’ve circled back and developed an upgraded version of their entry-level camera . Compared to the original Yi Action Cam , the Yi Lite adds a 2" touchscreen, 4K/15FPS recording, and improved 2+ hour battery life. At $80 o
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How A Warmer Climate Helped Shape Harvey Rising temperatures factored into making the storm a watery giant, but other factors helped turn it into a catastrophe. (Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Steam reviewers bomb Dota 2 over lack of Half-Life 3 Enlarge / Meme artist’s conception of what’s going on at Valve these days. (credit: Twitter @ItMeIRL ) If there's one thing we know about online user reviews, it's that they often bear little resemblance to the actual quality of the product in question. Today's evidence: the user reviews section for Dota 2 on Steam , which in recent days has been flooded with people complaining not about Dota 2 d
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Pod Traveling at 201 MPH Wins Elon Musk's Hyperloop CompetitionA test at a SpaceX facility nets a German team top prize.
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NASA's New Telescope Is in Harvey's Path As tropical storm Harvey continues to drench Houston, turning streets into muddy rivers, NASA workers are keeping watch over a giant $8.6 billion space telescope at the edge of the city. The James Webb Space Telescope is currently sitting inside a massive, sealed cryogenic chamber at the Johnson Space Center, a sprawling NASA facility in southeast Houston. In July, Webb began a 100-day stint in t
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What Should We Be Teaching Young Children? Many things can be learned just as well later — so the focus should be on ones that really need to be early, like languages, music and communication, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo. (Image credit: BraunS/Getty Images)
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NJIT Oil spill expert assesses use of deep-sea dispersants in Deepwater Horizon cleanupIn a groundbreaking study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, collaborators from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology pooled their scientific and technical expertise to provide some of the first answers to policy questions regarding the
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Self-identifying as disabled and developing pride in disability aid overall well-beingExperiencing stigma, the severity of a disability and a person's age and income level help determine whether someone with an impairment considers themselves to be a person with a disability, and experiencing stigma predicts whether those individuals will ultimately develop disability pride, new research from Oregon State University shows.
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Coral skeletons may resist the effects of acidifying oceansCoral skeletons are the building blocks of diverse coral reef ecosystems, which has led to increasing concern over how these key species will cope with warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their stability. New research provides evidence that at least one species of coral build their hard, calcium carbonate skeletons faster, and in bigger pieces, than previously thought.
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Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate changeRising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe's electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will likely increase and overall consumption will shift from Northern Europe to the South. Further, the
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Americans' risk of needing nursing home care is higher than previously estimatedOne worry Americans face as they grow older is the possibility of needing nursing home care and paying for the associated costs. A new study finds that the average American's lifetime risk of using a nursing home is substantially greater than previously believed, but the financial costs will be affordable for most people.
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Dispersants improved air quality for responders at Deepwater HorizonA study published Aug. 28, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences adds a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
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These Tweets Show Just How Nuts Harvey's Rains and Floods AreTropical Storm Harvey has pummeled Houston and the surrounding area since Friday. And the rain is still falling.
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Electricity demand in southern Europe to soar with air con – scientists Study predicts power consumption to rise with hotter temperatures, increasing need for renewable sources, while northern Europe’s demand may fall Demand for electricity is set to soar in southern Europe as climate change takes hold, research has revealed, with the effect likely to be down to a boom in the use of air conditioning. By contrast, electricity demand is expected to drop in northern cou
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Game of Thrones: About That Hookup This post contains spoilers through Season 7, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones . “Out of all the people in Thrones , Jon, of all people, is probably the least up for incest,” Kit Harington told Entertainment Tonight last month . “But we don’t know whether they’re related.” The actor was talking about the romantic tension between his character, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryen—a tension that Game of T
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Will Flooding in Texas Lead to More Mosquito-Borne Illness? The devastating floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey will damage many human habitats, but after the flood recedes, the waterlogged city may become a more welcoming habitat for mosquitoes. And that means that residents already made vulnerable by the hurricane might also eventually be at increased risk for mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Zika. West Nile virus has been endemic in Texas
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One of 1st-known Android DDoS malware infects phones in 100 countries Enlarge (credit: portal gda ) Last year, a series of record-setting attacks hitting sites including KrebsOnSecurity and a French Web host underscored a new threat that had previously gone overlooked: millions of Internet-connected digital video recorders and similar devices that could easily be wrangled into botnets that challenged the resources of even large security services. Now, for one of th
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To screen for pancreatic cancer, take a selfie A new app could let people easily screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases, all by snapping a selfie with their smartphone. Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses—with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent—in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. BiliScreen uses a smartphone camera, computer vis
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Dispersants improved air quality for responders at Deepwater HorizonA study published Aug. 28, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences adds a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface—dimin
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Electricity consumption in Europe will shift under climate changeRising temperatures due to greenhouse gas emissions will fundamentally change electricity consumption patterns in Europe. A team of scientists from Germany and the United States now analyzed what unchecked future warming means for Europe's electricity demand: daily peak loads in Southern Europe will likely increase and overall consumption will shift from Northern Europe to the South. Further, the
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Coral skeletons may resist the effects of acidifying oceansCoral skeletons are the building blocks of diverse coral reef ecosystems, which has led to increasing concern over how these key species will cope with warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their stability.
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Project SAM gave a paralyzed racer his wheels back—and he took us for a spin Jonathan Gitlin WASHINGTON—We've been for rides in quite a few autonomous cars of late, but today was something a little more special. Today, we went for a ride in Project SAM—short for Semi Autonomous Motorcar. It all started back in 2000, when a promising racing career was cut short as a pre-season crash left Sam Schmidt paralyzed from the neck down. In the decade-plus since, Schmidt has gotten
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Houston's Flood Is a Design Problem Floods cause greater property damage and more deaths than tornadoes or hurricanes. And Houston’s flood is truly a disaster of biblical proportions: The sky unloaded 9 trillion gallons of water on the city within two days, and much more might fall before Harvey dissipates, producing as much as 60 inches of rain. Pictures of Harvey’s runoff are harrowing, with interstates turned to sturdy and matur
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Flame retardants may be messing with women’s fertility—and they’re in way more than yoga mats Health Potentially harmful chemicals are in everything from car seats to nail polish. We might not be that great at retarding fires, but we’re fantastic at putting retardants in things that then leach into our bodies.
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Fitness company that took its patent case to Supreme Court gets $1.6M fee award Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) A federal appeals court has upheld a decision mandating that Icon Health and Fitness pay $1.6 million in attorney's fees for filing an unwarranted patent lawsuit against a competitor. Icon sued Octane Fitness in 2009, saying that Octane's high-end elliptical machines infringed US Patent No. 6,019,710 , which describes an elliptical machine that allows for adjustmen
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Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?Physical systems that are out of equilibrium may naturally produce self-replicating chemical reactions, one of the necessary steps in the origin of life.
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New liquid-metal membrane technology may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viableWhile hydrogen fuel cell cars offer advantages over electric vehicles, they have yet to take off. One reason is the high cost and complexity of producing hydrogen fuel, which can be reduced by using membranes to separate hydrogen from other byproducts. Conventional palladium membranes are expensive and fragile. A new study at Worcester Polytechnic Institute shows that membranes made from less-expe
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Study estimates number of births, population prevalence of Down syndrome in nine statesA new study estimates, for the first time, both the numbers of children born annually with Down syndrome in nine U.S. states and the prevalence of Down syndrome in each of those states' populations.
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Houston Weather Forecast Update NPR's Michel Martin talks to meteorologist Eric Berger about the forecast for the city of Houston over the next few days.
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Meteorologist On Hurricane Historical Texas Damage Hurricane Harvey is causing much more damage than other hurricanes have in Texas. NPR's Michel Martin interviews Dr. Neil Frank, former director of the National Hurricane Center and longtime meteorologist, about why this storm is so bad.
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Suit blaming iPhone for student’s death by texting driver is defeated by Apple Enlarge (credit: Kevin Schafer via Getty Images) A California judge is dismissing a lawsuit brought by the family of a 20-year-old Minnesota college student who blames Apple for his 2013 death by an iPhone-wielding texting teen. The dead boy's family claims that Apple had a legal duty to help prevent texting while driving and that it could have used patented technology it has developed to prohibi
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NASA's Latest Venus Probe Concept Looks Like a Tim Burton Creation Image: ESA/J. Whatmore/NASA/JPL-Caltech Everyone forgets about Venus because it’s not Mars. Or Saturn. Or Jupiter, for that matter. Or, maybe it’s because Venus is a toxic wasteland. Still, the second planet from the Sun deserves a little more credit than it currently gets . Recently, a team of researchers NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory dropped their latest design for a “clockwork” rover they h
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Why Ordinary Citizens Are Acting as First Responders in Houston Harvey hasn’t even finished dumping rain on Texas, but it has already produced an honor roll of heroes. There is, for example, the video of the boat-owning man telling CNN , “We got eight people that done called for us already. So we’re going to go and get them eight, come on back, and try to save some more.” On a larger scale, there’s the so-called Cajun Navy, a Dunkirk-like mobilization of volu
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In Photos: Hurricane Harvey Takes Aim at TexasHurricane Harvey will be the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas in nine years.
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It's not a rat's race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuriesMore than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into spinal cord injuries in laboratory rats displayed continued growth and maturity, with functional recovery beginning one year after grafting.
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Study finds romance and affection top most popular sexual behaviorsResearchers at Indiana University have published a new US nationally representative study of sexual behavior, the first of its kind to capture a wide range of diverse sexual behaviors not previously examined in the general population.
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Medical treatment may prevent, alleviate mitral valve damage after a heart attackA research team led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and collaborators has shown, for the first time, that it may be possible to nonsurgically treat or even prevent the damage to a major heart valve that often occurs after a heart attack.
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Mount Sinai identifies strategies to optimize statin treatment for muscle symptoms10 to 20 percent of patients taking statins report muscle-related symptoms including aches, pains and cramps that prevent the use of recommended doses. Patients who have difficulty taking statins have a high risk of cardiovascular events, resulting in higher health care costs.To address these concerns, Mount Sinai researchers are providing approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for t
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Eclipse Watchers in California Reportedly Put Sunscreen on Their EyeballsSome eclipse watchers reportedly put sunscreen on their eyeballs during last week's eclipse.
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Hurricane Harvey is far from over Environment The storm is unprecedented, and it isn't going anywhere. Hurricane Harvey looks like it will extend its misery until at least the end of this week.
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All The Questions Game of Thrones’ Final Season Still Needs to Answer All Images: HBO With just one season of Game of Thrones left to go, there are still a number of burning questions about the future of the Seven Kingdoms that last night’s season finale left unanswered. Let’s not mince words here: season seven was more focused on getting things into their proper places in anticipation of the series’ end. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but rather an unexpected
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The 'Distracted Boyfriend' Meme Photographer Explains AllAntonio Guillem didn't mean to go viral. In fact, he only just found out what a meme is.
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Bucking FDA, Peter Thiel funds “patently unethical” herpes vaccine trial Enlarge / Entrepreneur Peter Thiel. (credit: Getty | Alex Wong ) Heavyweight tech investor and FDA-critic Peter Thiel is among conservative funders and American researchers backing an offshore herpes vaccine trial that blatantly flouts US safety regulations, according to a Monday report by Kaiser Health News . The vaccine—a live but weakened herpes virus—was first tested in a 17-person trial on t
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Algae fortifies coral reefs in past and presentThe Great Barrier Reef, and most other large reefs around the world, owe their bulk in large part to a type of red algae that grows on corals and strengthens them. New research led by Anna Weiss, a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, has found that ancient coral reefs were also bolstered by their bond with red algae, a finding that could help scienti
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New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancerA new app from University of Washington researchers could lead to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer simply by snapping a smartphone selfie. The disease kills 90 percent of patients within five years, in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads.
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The Genetics of Eating DisordersNew research bolsters the growing case that genes play a significant role -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Man Who Was Allegedly Stabbed For His Neo-Nazi Haircut Actually Stabbed Himself Remember that guy on Facebook a couple of weeks ago who said he got stabbed by some stranger because he had a “neo-Nazi” haircut? You’re never going to believe this, but the story was total bullshit. He accidentally stabbed himself . And blamed it on a non-existent black guy. Joshua Witt, a 26-year-old from Colorado, posted some photos to Facebook on August 16th, claiming that he had been stabbed
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How to Stay Safe on a Subway That's Stuck Underground Elena Scotti/Lifehacker/GMG The ongoing subway crisis in New York City this summer has evolved into a potent cocktail mixing commuters’ worst fears together in a hot, claustrophobic, underground nightmare tube. Delays are on the rise , creaky equipment dating back to the 1930s is in dire need of replacement, and actual PTSD might be setting in . The likelihood you’ll be stuck in a tunnel with oth
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Black hole models contradicted by hands-on testsA long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments performed at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine.
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NASA takes potential Tropical Cyclone 10's temperatureCloud top temperatures are an important factor when it comes to determining the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite gathered cloud top temperature data from potential tropical cyclone 10, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina coast.
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NASA gets an infrared view of Tropical Cyclone SanvuNASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to gather cloud top temperature data from the newest tropical cyclone in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Depression Sanvu formed just north of the Northern Marianas islands.
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Protect Your Apple Gear In Style With 20% Off a Hand Stitched Leather Sleeve [Exclusive] Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched, personalized leather sleeves , now on sale for one of the first times ever. Jesus Diaz raved about an earlier version of these , and interviewed the creator, on Gizmodo a few years ago, if you’d l
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Single-nucleus RNA sequencing, droplet by dropletResearchers describe a new single-cell expression profiling technique. Called DroNc-Seq, it merges an earlier platform with microfluidics, allowing massively parallel measurement of gene expression in structurally-complicated tissues.
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NASA gets an infrared view of Tropical Cyclone SanvuNASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to gather cloud top temperature data from the newest tropical cyclone in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Tropical Depression Sanvu formed just north of the Northern Marianas islands.
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NASA takes potential Tropical Cyclone 10's temperatureCloud top temperatures are an important factor when it comes to determining the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite gathered cloud top temperature data from potential tropical cyclone 10, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina coast.
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Mass. General team reports first response of central nervous system tumor to CAR T-cellsIn a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital research team reports a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy.
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Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia's Z machineModels of black holes that rely upon an assumption made 20 years ago need revision.
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Lego's New Robotics Set Made Me Fall in Love With Lego All Over Again All photos: Adam Clark Estes There’s nothing unique about loving Lego. Millions of people wax nostalgic when they see those colorful bricks. Millions more never stopped building. I’ve always been a bit in between. I like zoning out by putting stuff together so, every couple of years, I’ll buy a Lego set and build it. But then what? Put it on my shelf? Thanks to the new Lego Boost Creative Toolbox
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GBS test may save lives of new babies in Nigeria In an effort to reduce infant mortality in Nigeria, researchers have documented high rates of Group B Streptococcus. The work establishes the baseline of colonization and transmission frequencies of GBS in Nigeria. Equally important, the researchers identified new risk factors that are allowing doctors to effectively treat more women and infants at risk. In the United States, September is Nationa
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Oldest white supremacist site shut down after complaintThe founder of the internet's oldest white supremacist site said he was trying to get back online Monday after a company revoked its domain name following complaints that it promotes hatred and is linked to dozens of murders.
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Researchers have revealed how eating stimulates brain's endogenous opioid system to signal pleasure and satiety. submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Five essential Dropbox tools you might be missing DIY Get more out of the app. Do you back up your files with the storage and syncing service Dropbox? These five expert tips and tricks will help you get the most out of the essential app.
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Hunter-Gatherer Gut Microbes Show What We're MissingThe gut microbiome of the hunter-gatherer Hadza people is very different from that of Americans, varying with diet and season, and that's likely good for the Hadza ... and bad for Americans.
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Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injuryA new study in mice published in The Journal of Neuroscience details a potential therapeutic strategy that uses stem cells to promote recovery of motor activity after spinal cord injury.
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How Much Is Climate Change to Blame for Tropical Storm Harvey?
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Harvey Hits Hard Gulf Coast residents have been told to evacuate or ready themselves for torrential rain, high winds and flash flooding. (Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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NASA's New Space Telescope Is in Harvey's Path As tropical storm Harvey continues to drench Houston, turning streets into muddy rivers, NASA workers are keeping watch over a giant $8.6 billion space telescope at the edge of the city. The James Webb Space Telescope is currently sitting inside a massive, sealed cryogenic chamber at the Johnson Space Center, a sprawling NASA facility in southeast Houston. In July, Webb began a 100-day stint in t
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PPPL physicists essential to new campaign on world's most powerful stellaratorPhysicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are providing critical expertise for the first full campaign of the world's largest and most powerful stellarator, a magnetic confinement fusion experiment, the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) in Germany. The fusion facility resumes operating on August 28, 2017, and will investigate the suitability of its optim
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Country's largest estuary facing increasing acidification riskChesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world, is facing new risks from a layer of highly acidified water some 10 to 15 meters below the surface, a new study has found.
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The Next Generation of Emoji Will Be Based on Your Facial ExpressionsThere’s no faking your feelings with these social icons.
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EPA Spokesperson: Abandoning Our Sponsorship of Climate Leadership Program 'Shouldn’t Be a Surprise' President Trump and EPA head, Scott Pruitt AP On Friday, the EPA announced it was ending its sponsorship of the Climate Leadership Awards , a national program that rewards businesses and organizations making efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Launched under Obama in 2012, the CLA awards companies for setting and meeting voluntary GHG emissions goals, publicly releasing emissions ta
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Country's largest estuary facing increasing acidification riskChesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world, is facing new risks from a layer of highly acidified water some 10 to 15 meters below the surface, a new study has found.
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Slo-Mo Footage of Impossible Mid-Air Paintball Collisions Is Better Than Fireworks GIF The odds of two paintball projectiles colliding in mid-air during a match are incredibly slim. And even if they did, the resulting explosion would happen so fast your eyes would barely see it. But with some clever timing, even more luck, and a Phantom V2511 high-speed camera recording at 28,500 frames per second, you can capture spectacular footage like this . The latest experiment from YouTu
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Uber Found the Opposite of Travis Kalanick to Be Its New CEO In a surprise move, Uber’s board of directors has selected Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia, to be the company’s next chief executive, ending a messy public battle over the future of the world’s most valuable private company. His selection represents a “truce” among rival coalitions on the dysfunctional Uber board. Some investors preferred Meg Whitman, the CEO of HP, according to reports in
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What Makes a Storm Deadly? Experts don’t know exactly how many people died when Hurricane Katrina plowed through New Orleans in 2005, but they do know it was a staggering number. Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history and the deadliest hurricane since 1928, killed at least 971 people, according to a 2008 study. Higher estimates put the death toll at around 1,440 . Now, in Texas, Harvey is causing widesprea
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Study identifies methods for preventing overcrowding in emergency roomsA new study identifies four key strategies to reduce overcrowding in emergency rooms. The study concludes that engaged executive leadership can alleviate the problem when combined with a data-driven approach and coordination across the hospital from housekeepers to the CEO. Crowding in emergency rooms has been associated with decreased patient satisfaction and even death.
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Molecules face the big chillScientists have cooled molecules below a previously impassable limit.
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5 Optical Illusions, and Why Your Brain Falls for Them Our brains can do some pretty weird things to us sometimes. These prove it. Read More
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Hurricane Harvey Closes NASA Center in HoustonDespite rising floodwaters, Johnson Space Center continues critical space station operations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scores treated after mystery 'chemical haze' hits UK coastA mysterious chemical haze that left scores of people on the English coast with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems has dissipated, but its cause remains a mystery, police and emergency services said Monday.
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Study of bee health finds no natural medicine in once-promising compoundA new study of possible self-medicating behavior in bumble bees conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that a once-promising finding was not supported by further experiments and analysis.
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Neurons That Recognize Tone IdentifiedThe cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Harvey moving back into the GulfOn Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. CDT the National Hurricane Center said the center of Harvey is emerging into the Gulf of Mexico. A NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES East satellite shows Harvey as it lingered over southeastern Texas over the weekend of Aug. 26 and 27 and moving back toward the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 28.
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With a Drop of Saliva, Family Histories Are RewrittenWidespread DNA testing has shed light on the ancestry of millions of Americans. But these services have limitations, and the results can be uncertain.
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Tree-Eating Beetles March Northward, Lured by Milder WintersHistorically, southern pine beetles were largely unheard-of north of Delaware, but the Northeast’s winters are no longer cold enough to kill them off.
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Did you solve it? Riddles inspired by card tricks The answers to today’s puzzles On my puzzle blog earlier today I set the following three riddles, here reprinted with the answers. The ideas all come from card tricks. In the comments section you might want to suggest the best way to perform card tricks that are based on these mathematical patterns. Continue reading...
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Tropical Storm Harvey takes out 911 centers, cell towers, and cable networks Enlarge / Flooding in Houston's theater district on Sunday, August 27, 2017 as the city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. (credit: Getty Images | AFP | Thomas B. Shea) Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted at least 17 emergency call centers and 320 cellular sites, and it has caused outages for more than 148,000 Internet, TV, and phone customers. The numbers come from the Fede
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The Unprecedented Flooding in Houston, in Photos After Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday, the winds calmed, but the rainfall kept up, dropping historic amounts of water on southeastern Texas—with even more predicted in the next few days. Rising floodwaters have forced tens of thousands to flee, overburdening emergency services and filling shelters. So far, at least five deaths have been blamed on the storm. State and local authorities,
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Emirati Ambassador: Qatar Is a Destructive Force in the Region Three months ago, six countries led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar, a fellow member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Qatar’s foes declared it complicit with extremism—citing, among other things, its support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas—and argued that it was too close to Iran, Saudi Arabia’s nemesis in the Middle East. Not long
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Gratitude eases stress of caregiving spouses Spouses who become caregivers feel better about their role when they believe their partner recognizes and appreciates their work, research shows. “…spousal caregiving is an enormous burden, emotionally, physically and economically.” Spouses becoming caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life—and few roles are more stressful. Yet helping behaviors, which are at the core
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President Trump Will Reverse the Ban on Free Military Gear for Cops Photo: Getty Brace yourself for unsettling news. Attorney Jeff Sessions just told a huge group of law enforcement officials in Nashville that President Trump will sign an executive order that reverses an Obama-era ban on the military giving equipment to local police for free. That means that cops will once again have access to tanks, bayonets, grenade launchers, weaponized aircraft, and ammunitio
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a great introduction to tactical RPGs Enlarge It's a bit odd that Mario's first completely fresh appearance on the Nintendo Switch isn't a traditional run-and-jump platform game but a novel foray into the tactical RPG genre. It's even odder that Mario has to share that debut with Ubisoft's incredibly annoying (yet ostensibly popular) Rabbids. Oddest of all, Nintendo's iconic mascot largely takes a back seat to those over-the-top, scr
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UMass Amherst study of bee health finds no natural medicine in once-promising compoundPh.D. student Evan Palmer-Young and advisor evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler had reported in 2015 that a parasitic infection of bumble bees, Crithidia bombi, was reduced when the bees fed on anabasine, a natural alkaloid, in sugar water. They had hoped their finding was evidence that bees may use 'nature's medicine cabinet' to rid themselves of the intestinal parasite. But they report in the curr
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U.S. Energy Agency Asked Scientists to Scrub References to Climate ChangeResearchers were told to censor descriptions of projects funded by a Department of Energy laboratory -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Does Two Feet of Rainfall Become Ten Feet of Flooding? Image: AP Hurricane Harvey and its remnants have managed to dump likely record-setting amounts of rainfall across Texas. The Weather Channel expects that some locations could see accumulation totals of 50 inches before the weather finally lets up. Some locations around and outside of Houston have already have seen floods higher than 15 feet. You might feel naive asking it, but reporting on events
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'Marrying up' is now easier for men, improves their economic well-being, study findsAs the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist.
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Today's Best Deals: Robotic Vacuum, $30 Alexa Speaker, Mario + Rabbids, and More A trio of robotic vacuums , Anker’s new Echo Dot alternative , and the last chance to save 20% on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy , the Genie starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot , but today the ba
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Looters of Egyptian Artifacts Try to Recruit Egyptologists for HelpLooters of ancient Egyptian antiquities are requesting help from Egyptologists and others on social media, one Live Science reporter discovered.
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That Totally Fake Shark Photo Isn't From Hurricane Harvey (or Any Other Hurricane) Houston is experiencing catastrophic flooding as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on Friday, continues to relentlessly dump rain on the region. Images of heroism and destruction have been making the rounds on Twitter. And so has that damn shark photo. Again. For the uninitiated, there is a photo of a giant shark swimming through inundated streets th
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Coronary artery bypass surgery effective in patients with type 1 diabetesCoronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is the best method of treating artherosclerotic coronary arteries in diabetes patients with multivessel disease, even in the presence of type 1 diabetes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet reports, clearing up a question in the current recommendation. The study is published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).
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Researchers unlock regenerative potential of cells in the mouse retinaCells within an injured mouse eye can be coaxed into regenerating neurons and those new neurons appear to integrate themselves into the eye's circuitry, new research shows. The findings potentially open the door to new treatments for eye trauma and retinal disease. The study appears in the July 26 issue of Nature, and was funded in part by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institute
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Harvey moving back into the GulfOn Monday, Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. CDT the National Hurricane Center said the center of Harvey is emerging into the Gulf of Mexico. A NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES East satellite shows Harvey as it lingered over southeastern Texas over the weekend of Aug. 26 and 27 and moving back toward the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 28.
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Combination of conventional and new drugs enhances tumor cell deathIn a recent study published in the scientific journal Translational Oncology, a group of Brazilian researchers tested the therapeutic effect of a combination of conventional -- common anti-cancer agents -- and new drugs -- under clinical trials. 'The results were very exciting because the successful outcome depended on the chemotherapy regimens. On the other hand, 'wrong' combination of drugs coul
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Georgia State astronomers collaborate to study variability in Seven Sisters clusterAn international team of astronomers has used a new algorithm to enhance observations from the NASA Kepler Space Telescope in its K2 Mission and perform the most detailed study yet of the variability of the Seven Sisters star cluster.
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Failure can knock self-worth surprisingly early Young children’s sense of self is not much different from than that of older kids and adults, new research suggests. Children are “not the undaunted optimists that previous theories have described.” The results show that our ability to reason about our self-worth as individuals develops early in life, but also suggest that failure can instill discouragement sooner than previously thought. “Young
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Global Patterns of Human Epigenetic VariationA study of five far-flung human populations gives clues to adaptations to environmental pressures.
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Organs on ChipsScientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.
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Keeping pandas off endangered list ledgeThings aren't all black and white for giant pandas.
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Fruit fly protein dual duties may make it model for studies of protein function in contextAn essential fruit fly protein called CLAMP may help biologists answer the key question of how the same protein can manage to coordinate two completely different processes on distinct chromosomes in the same cell.
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A low-cost method for solar-thermal conversion that's simpler and greenerResearchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a simple, low-cost, and environmentally sound method for fabricating a highly-efficient selective solar absorber (SSA) to convert sunlight into heat for energy-related applications. The team used a 'dip and dry' approach whereby strips coated with a reactive metal are dipped into a solution containing ions of a less reactive metal to create plasmo
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New ancient sea reptile found in Germany -- The earliest of its kindA previously unrecognized 132 million-year-old fossilized sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers. Findings published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
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Solar hydrogen production by artificial leafs: Scientists analysed how a special treatment improves cheap metal oxide photoelectrodesMetal oxides are promising candidates for cheap and stable photoelectrodes for solar water splitting, producing hydrogen with sunlight. Unfortunately, metal oxides are not highly efficient in this job. A known remedy is a treatment with heat and hydrogen. An international collaboration has now discovered why this treatment works so well, paving the way to more efficient and cheap devices for solar
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CLAMP's dual duties may make it model for studies of protein function in contextAn essential fruit fly protein called CLAMP may help biologists answer the key question of how the same protein can manage to coordinate two completely different processes on distinct chromosomes in the same cell.
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Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossilUse of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, a study shows. Levels of ultrafine particulate matter in São Paulo City, Brazil, increased by up to 30 percent at times when ethanol prices rose and consumption fell.
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VLA reveals distant galaxy's magnetic fieldA chance combination of a gravitational lens and polarized waves coming from a distant quasar gave astronomers the tool needed to make a measurement important to understanding the origin of magnetic fields in galaxies.
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Repetitive elements shape embryonic chromatin landscapeRetrotransposons are repetitive elements that form almost half of the mammalian genome. Even though they are so common, they have previously been considered to be fairly insignificant. Together with colleagues from the USA, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now shown in Nature Genetics that retrotransposons play an important role in embryonic development.
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Men, women and risk of developing Alzheimer disease: Is there a difference?Are female carriers of the apolipoprotein E ?4 allele, the main genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease, at greater risk of developing the disease than men? A new article published by JAMA Neurology examines that question.
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Do estrogen therapies affect sexual function in early postmenopause?Transdermal estrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improved sexual function in early postmenopausal women, according to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Study corrects the record on the relative risk of Alzheimer's between men and womenWhite women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives. The findings from one of the world's largest big-data studies on Alzheimer's counter long-held beliefs about who is at greatest risk for the disease and when, suggesting new avenues for clinical trials.
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Record-breaking galaxy 5 billion light-years away shows we live in a magnetic universeA team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the most distant in which a coherent magnetic field has been observed and provides important insight into how magnetism in the universe formed and evolved.
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Climate may quickly drive forest-eating beetles north, says studyOver the next few decades, global warming-related rises in winter temperatures could significantly extend the range of the southern pine beetle, one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects, through much of the northern United States and southern Canada, says a new study.
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A $12 Billion Takeover Says That Gene Therapy Cancer Cures Are Big Business
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Polen fortsætter fældning af Europas sidste urskovTrods EU-ordre vil Polen "redde" Europas ældste skov ved at fælde den. Rydning af urskove som den i Polen kan også have alvorlige konsekvenser for miljøet.
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Stormfront, the Internet's Oldest Neo-Nazi Site, Follows the Daily Stormer Down to Hell Image: Stormfront.org via Wayback Machine The massive crackdown on the internet’s festering white supremacist contingent claimed another victory last night: Stormfront. The neo-Nazi forum has a much longer and deadlier history than more recent sites like the Daily Stormer or The Right Stuff, with Holocaust denial posts from the site’s founder Don Black appearing on USENET newsgroups as early as 1
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Scientists analysed how a special treatment improves cheap metal oxide photoelectrodesThe fossil fuel age is bound to end, for several strong reasons. As an alternative to fossil fuels, hydrogen seems very attractive. The gas has a huge energy density, it can be stored or processed further, e. g. to methane, or directly provide clean electricity via a fuel cell. If it is produced using sunlight alone, hydrogen is completely renewable with zero carbon emissions.
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Helping corals to cope with pressureTiny plant cells, known as dinoflagellates, that live within coral tissue can help to regulate the osmotic pressure in corals to better cope with a highly saline environment. KAUST researchers suggest this may be one of the secrets of corals from the Red Sea and Persian/Arabian Gulf, which are extremely tolerant of heat in extraordinarily salty waters.
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Optical control of magnetic memory—New insights into fundamental mechanismsThis is an important clue for our theoretical understanding of optically controlled magnetic data storage media. The findings are published at August 25th in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Beetle's best friend: Trained dogs most efficient in monitoring hermit beetle larvaeHermit beetles (Osmoderma eremita) are considered at risk, but in order to be effectively protected, they first need to be identified and consistently monitored.
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Researchers develop simple device to recreate complex birdsongsResearchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a simple device that mimics complex birdsongs. The device, developed by the group of L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and of Physics, uses air blown through a stretched rubber tube to recreate birdsongs found in natu
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Yngre Læger på Rigshospitalet bakker op om klinikledelsernes udmeldingDe givne rammer gør det ikke længere muligt for os at leve op til vores ønske om kvalitet indenfor alle dele af vores arbejde.
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Report: Peter Thiel Is Funding a Totally Shady Offshore Herpes Vaccine Trial Billionaire and Trump advisor Peter Thiel. Image: Getty Images Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is among a group of investors backing the offshore testing of an experimental herpes vaccine—flouting US protections for patients in human clinical trials, in a move considered broadly unethical. Thiel, who is an advisor to President Donald Trump as well as co-founder of the global spy software c
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Computerspillere er bedre til at flyve droner end professionelle piloterEn kombination af lynhurtige beslutninger og lav risikovillighed gør ifølge et engelsk studie, at computerspillere er oplagte dronepiloter. Det er computerspillernes hjemmebane, mener professor fra ITU.
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Repetitive elements shape embryonic chromatin landscapeRetrotransposons are repetitive elements that form almost half of the mammalian genome. Even though they are so common, they have previously been considered to be fairly insignificant. Together with colleagues from the USA, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now shown in Nature Genetics that retrotransposons play an important role in embryonic development.
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Climate may quickly drive forest-eating beetles north, says studyOver the next few decades, global warming-related rises in winter temperatures could significantly extend the range of the southern pine beetle—one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects—through much of the northern United States and southern Canada, says a new study. The beetle's range is sharply limited by annual extreme temperature lows, but these lows are rising much faster than a
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VLA reveals distant galaxy's magnetic fieldWith the help of a gigantic cosmic lens, astronomers have measured the magnetic field of a galaxy nearly five billion light-years away. The achievement is giving them important new clues about a problem at the frontiers of cosmology—the nature and origin of the magnetic fields that play an important role in how galaxies develop over time.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Pakhar after landfallJust after Tropical Storm Pakhar made landfall in southeastern China and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm.
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Dinosaurs' Spiky Armor May Have Been Status SymbolSoft-tissue patterns on a well-preserved fossil suggest that elaborate spines helped dinosaurs to attract mates and communicate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mimicking birdsongsResearchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a simple device that mimics complex birdsongs. The device uses air blown through a stretched rubber tube to recreate birdsongs found in nature, including the songs of zebra and Bengalese finches.
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Beetle's best friend: Trained dogs most efficient in monitoring hermit beetle larvaeConsidered at risk of extinction, hermit beetles need to be efficiently monitored. However, due to their life cycle, standard sampling is unreasonably time-consuming and quite damaging to both the species and their habitat. In searching for a solution, Italian scientists suggested that trained dogs might be more successful. In their paper, published in the open-access journal Nature Conservation,
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Optical control of magnetic memory -- New insights into fundamental mechanismsA research team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has shown for the first time how laser modulation of magnetic properties in materials is influenced by thermal effects and how the process occurs under moderate experimental parameters. At the same time, the scientists discovered a previously unknown dependence on the thickness of the magnetic layer.
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'Marrying up' is now easier for men, improves their economic well-being, study findsAs the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of 'marrying up' have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist.
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Brain changes linked to physical, mental health in functional neurological disorderAn imaging study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has identified differences in key brain structures of individuals whose physical or mental health has been most seriously impaired by a common but poorly understood condition called functional neurological disorder, sometimes called conversion disorder.
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Keeping pandas off endangered list ledgeThings aren't all black and white for giant pandas.The beloved Chinese icons have basked in good press lately -- their extinction risk status downgraded from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable,' their good fortunes have shown to rub off on their less charismatic forest neighbors that benefit from panda-centric conservation efforts.
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Helping corals to cope with pressureWhen faced with high salinity, the tiny plant cells within coral tissue alter their metabolites to better cope with stress.
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When workers own companies, the economy is more resilient | Niki OkukAnother economic reality is possible -- one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.
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NASA infrared data shows Harvey's powerful rainmaking capabilityTropical Storm Harvey's center of circulation did not move much during the day on Sunday, Aug. 27 and NASA's infrared data identified powerful storms within Harvey that had the capability to produce heavy rain.
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To cut pollution, use more recycled poo New research calculates how much animal poo increases crop growth and reduces pollution. Putting animal waste onto soil has long been a way to re-use and recycle it, but just how effective it is at increasing plant growth compared to synthetic or human-made fertilizers has not been well understood on a large, agricultural scale. Researchers analyzed 141 studies in which animal waste, including ca
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New Sonos Gear Is on the Way as Apple's HomePod Looms image: Sonos It’s no secret Sonos is working on a smart speaker to rival products like Amazon’s Echo and Apple’s HomePod. Last year, Sonos laid off a number of staff while simultaneously announcing a new shift in focus to help the company “remain innovative and successful.” But jumping on the digital assistant bandwagon hasn’t been easy, as the company’s current integration with Amazon Alexa devi
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Københavnere søger igen om tilskud til bredbånd – trods politikeres protesterSelv om politikere fra stort set hele det politiske spektrum modsætter sig, at den statslige bredbåndspulje går til adresser i hovedstaden, er fire områder i Københavns Kommune på listen over årets ansøgere – og Energistyrelsen har ikke mulighed for at sortere projekterne fra.
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Marker predicts return to hospital after heart valve surgery Researchers have identified a new way to predict which patients who have received transcatheter aortic valve implantation may be at risk for hospital readmission for heart failure. “Heart failure readmission is one of the most common cardiac-related readmissions within the first year after TAVR…” TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure reserved for patients who have been turned down for a traditio
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Study finds the burdens of spousal caregiving alleviated by appreciationThe fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life -- and few roles are more stressful. But Michael Poulin, a UB psychologist, is part of a research team that has published a study suggesting that spending time attempting to provide help can be beneficial for a caregiver's well-being, but only under certain circumstances.
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Anti-inflammatory therapy cuts risk of lung cancerIn most clinical trials for cancer therapy, investigators test treatments in patients with advanced disease. But a recent cardiovascular secondary prevention study has given researchers a unique opportunity: to explore the effectiveness of giving a drug to patients before cancer emerges.
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Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular eventsInvestigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital announced results of a clinical trial culminating from 25 years of cardiovascular research work. The team reports a significant reduction in risk of recurrent heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death among participants who received a targeted anti-inflammatory drug that lowered inflammation but had no effects on cholesterol.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Pakhar after landfallJust after Tropical Storm Pakhar made landfall in southeastern China and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm.
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Grid-based continual analysis of molecular interior for drug discovery, QSAR and QSPRA series of grid-based computational technologies for in silico virtual screening and molecular design of new drugs is proposed. The technologies are based on original CoMIn (Continual Molecular Interior analysis) software.
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Eating triggers endorphin release in the brainFinnish researchers have revealed how eating stimulates brain's endogenous opioid system to signal pleasure and satiety.
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Oil and gas wells as a strong source of greenhouse gasesThe pictures went around the world. In April 2010, huge amounts of methane gas escaped from a well below the Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This "blow-out" caused an explosion, in which eleven people died. For several weeks, oil spilled from the damaged well into the ocean. Fortunately, such catastrophic "blow-outs" are rather rare. Continuous discharges of smaller amounts of ga
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Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer GIF GIF: YouTube They’ve been used by large companies for rapidly creating prototypes for at least a few decades, but finding a reason to put a 3D printer in every home hasn’t been as successful. Making accessories for your vacuum ? Boring. Building pop bottle bridges ? Meh. Super-sizing Lego? Hello holy grail of 3D printing. Matt Denton used a Lulzbot Taz5 3D printer to create a giant version—al
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Midtjysk screeningsprogram præsenterer banebrydende resultater Hver gang 169 patienter bliver screenet for vaskulære sygdomme med et nyt screeningsprogram, bliver ét liv reddet. Det viser nyt studie, som Jes S. Lindholt har præsenteret til en Hot Line Session på ESC-kongressen i Barcelona.
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Langvarig antikoagulationsbehandling kan gavne stor patientgruppe Søren Paaske Johnsen har lørdag på ESC præsenteret et studie, der tyder på, at flere patienter, der har haft venøs tromboemboli, formentlig vil have gavn af langvarig antikoagulationsbehandling.
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Iltterapi virker ikke mod skader ved hjerteanfald Ny svensk forskning viser, at behandling med iltterapi til patienter med symptomer på hjerteanfald formentlig ikke har nogen virkning. Anbefalinger omkring brug af iltterapi bør laves om, siger forskere.
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Lukning af venstre atriums aurikel beskytter hjernen Kirurgisk lukning af venstre atriums aurikel under åben hjertekirurgi ser ud til at have en markant positiv effekt på udviklingen af blodpropper i hjernen. Det viser nyt studie, som en dansk forsker mandag har fremlagt på ESC.
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Det er ikke ligegyldigt, hvordan kolesteroltallet bliver sænketNyt studie viser, at de helbredsmæssige fordele ved at sænke kolesteroltallet er afhængige af, hvordan kolesteroltallet bliver sænket.
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Hjerterehabilitering af klapopererede har ingen langsigtet effekt Langtidsopfølgning viser ingen effekt af hjerterehabiliteringsprogram til hjerteklapopererede, viser studie udgået fra Rigshospitalet, som Kirstine Lærum Sibilitz søndag præsenterede på ESC-kongressen.
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Trilobites: How Horses Got Their HoovesA new study suggests horses lost all but a single toe per foot as they evolved larger bodies and longer legs millions of years ago.
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Kun Danmark stemte imod at forbyde kræftmistænkt pesticidFrygt for et indtægtstab i dansk landbrug på 89 mio. kr. om året bag dansk enegang i sag om pesticid, som et stort flertal i EU stemte for forbud imod.
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Ars Technica

US government burying head deeper in sand on climate change Enlarge It's no secret that President Trump came into office rejecting the conclusions of the vast majority of the world's scientists when it comes to our changing climate. But it wasn't clear how that would translate to policy. At least some of his advisors, as well as his daughter, accept the conclusions of the scientific community. And there was the possibility that policy decisions would be c
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The MTV VMAs Tackle Charlottesville and Suicide In pop, as in other arenas, conflict is the quickest way to cause conversation, as MTV’s Video Music Awards well know. At Sunday night’s ceremony, Taylor Swift didn’t show up for a confrontation with Katy Perry like she’d been suspected to , but she did premiere a sour, super-meta music video about the small scandals of her career. Remy Ma, the rapper who’s let the latest phase of her public care
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The Atlantic

Steve Bannon to Speak at ZOA Gala Steve Bannon is scheduled to speak at the Zionist Organization of America dinner in November, his first public appearance on the books since being forced out of the White House earlier this month. ZOA President Morton Klein confirmed that Bannon is on the lineup to speak at the November 12 event in New York, saying, “All I can tell you is Steve Bannon is going to be at the dinner.” Bannon may int
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The Atlantic

Using Twitter to Save a Newborn From a Flood As torrential rain continued and floods swelled in Texas this weekend, thousands of people trapped in Harvey’s path started calling 911 and other emergency lines for help. When they couldn’t get through, some started tweeting. “Please help I’m stranded with my kids I need help fast,” a user wrote to the Houston Police’s account on Twitter. “Our apartments are surrounded with water like an island
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Popularity outranks strategy in supply chain integration decisionsConscious comparison and indirect copying increase the similarity of supply chain management practices of peer group companies, sometimes at the cost of quality and operating culture.
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Oil and gas wells as a strong source of greenhouse gasesBoreholes in the North Sea could constitute a significantly more important source of methane, a strong greenhouse gas, than previously thought. This is shown by a new study of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel recently published in the international peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology. As the authors state large amounts of methane are released from the sedime
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Breakthrough discovery presents hope for treating fibrotic diseases which cause organ impairmentDuke-NUS, SingHealth and NHCS researchers discovered a key driver of cardiac and renal fibrosis. Findings will be presented in the Late-Breaking session at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
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Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seekingSleepiness, reduced concentration and performance -- more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated a further consequence: the people affected are subject to more intensive risk-seeking behavior without even noticing. The scientists advocate for sufficient sleep.
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Nagoya-led team flips the switch on ferroelectricsNagoya University-led team controls the configuration of domains in nanorod- and thin-film ferroelectric systems.
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Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetesWhat if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off.But here's the thing: BYU researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes.
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Perovskite solar cells go single crystalA recent work developed an innovative approach to self-grow single crystalline CH3NH3PbI3 directly on polycrystalline FTO/TiO2 substrate, with which n-i-p type of perovskite solar cells were fabricated. Highly efficient charge extractions occur at the interface between electron collecting TiO2 and photo-harvesting CH3NH3PbI3. The champion cell possesses a photovoltaic conversion efficiency of 8.78
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New neutron holography technique opens a window for obtaining clear 3-D atomic imagesNITech-led collaboration working with Japanese particle accelerator facilities shows that neutron holograms can reveal the precise atomic structure of doped materials, offering a new characterization technique for materials scientists.
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Atrial fibrillation and blood pressure: More than just a number (AFFIRM)New research presented at ESC Congress today shows, for the first time, that blood pressure control is pivotal in reducing major bleeding and stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
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Anti-aldosterones save lives in STEMI heart attack patients: ALBATROSS, REMINDERCertain heart attack patients who have ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are significantly more likely to survive if they are treated immediately with anti-aldosterone-type drugs in addition to standard therapy, according to new research presented at ESC Congress today.
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NIPPON follow-up: Shorter dual antiplatelet therapy stands the test of time (DAPT)Three year follow-up of patients who received dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after placement of a drug-eluting stent (DES) shows that a short course of the therapy continues to be as beneficial as a longer course.
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New analysis examines how low cholesterol can safely go (FOURIER)Very aggressive reduction of LDL-cholesterol to ultra-low levels was associated with progressively fewer cardiovascular events and appears to pose no safety concerns in patients with stable atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease over 2.2 years of follow-up, according to a new analysis of the FOURIER trial.
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NUS study: Deforestation in Cambodia linked to higher risk of ill health in young childrenResearchers from the National University of Singapore have found that the loss of dense forest in Cambodia was associated with higher risk of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection, and fever -- which are major sources of global childhood morbidity and mortality -- in children younger than five years old.
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Size matters when innovating dairy productsImagine low-fat cream that's easier to whip, cold butter that's more spreadable, and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of products from milk to cheese to yogurts.The solution is all in the fat globule sizes, according to a research team led by Professor Bhesh Bhandari of the University of Queensland's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.
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Expedia CEO Captures Uber's Iron Throne Amid Boardroom Civil War Photo: Getty Uber had an eventful weekend. When Jeff Immelt, former CEO of GE, pulled out of the running for the position of new CEO at the ride sharing startup, it looked like it would be back to the drawing board for the company’s directors. But within a matter of hours, Dara Khosrowshahi, head of Expedia, pulled off a last minute victory in the contentious battle to run Silicon Valley’s most t
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Anker's Echo Dot Alternative Is Just $30 Right Now, Plus Three Months of Amazon Music Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy , the Genie starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot , but today the barrier to entry to the Alexa ecosystem gets even lower at just 30 bucks . Even better, new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited get three months free with their Genie purchase. Read all about the Genie here : More Deals
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'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 7 Episode 7: The Show That Just Ghosted EveryoneAfter the 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale it's hard not to wonder why anyone believed in the show in the first place.
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Tropical Storm Harvey Is Testing Texan Telecoms
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Cassini's 'Inside Out' Movie From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional Image: NASA On September 15th, Cassini’s 20-year-long exploration of the Saturnian system will finally—regrettably— come to an end . But even in its final act, the spacecraft has been sending back some of the most detailed images it’s ever taken. In one of its recent dives into the gap between Saturn and its rings, the spacecraft took a sequence of photos that offer an striking and unusual view o
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Rooms from Henry VIII's Greenwich Palace DiscoveredUnderground rooms from Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII's birthplace and a center of courtly life, were discovered in April by a team working on a conservation project at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England.
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Rooms from Lavish Greenwich Palace Uncovered (Photos)Conservators working on a project at the Old Royal Naval College in England discovered rooms from Greenwich Palace, the birthplace of Tudor monarchs Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, his daughter.
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High-Res Satellites Want to Track Human Activity From SpaceBy 2021, DigitalGlobe will be able to image parts of the planet every 20 minutes, flashing by for photos dozens of times a day.
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Ny blodfortyndende medicin sænker risiko for slagtilfældePatienter, der i forbindelse elektrokonvertering modtager den blodfortyndende medicin ’apixaban’, har lavere risiko for slagtilfælde end ved standardbehandlingen, viser nyt studie.
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Nye data for Victoza bekræfter hjerte-kar-effektDiabetesmiddel reducerer risikoen for alvorlige hjerte-kar-hændelser hos mennesker med type 2-diabetes med eller uden tidligere tilfælde af hjerte-kar-hændelser.
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De sidste kliniske barfodlægerLæger i fængsler og arresthuse fører journaler i en ikke koordineret vifte af hjemmegjorte systemer.
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Musician plays sax during surgery to remove brain tumor Music teacher Dan Fabbio had a tumor in his brain—and in an area responsible for music function. His journey to recovery culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain. Fabbio’s case is the subject of a study published in the journal Current Biology that sheds new light on how the brain processes music. In the spring of 2015, Fabbio was serving as substitute m
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Oil and water may combine if conditions are right, study suggestsThey say that oil and water do not mix...but now scientists have discovered that -- under certain circumstances -- it may be possible.
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Is telomere length associated with the cognitive response to a lifestyle intervention?A new study from the FINGER trial team shows that participants with shorter leukocyte telomere length had more pronounced benefits on cognition following the multidomain lifestyle intervention.
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PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work bestSalt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study.
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SPRINT post-hoc analysis: Food for thought on defining the ideal blood pressure targetAdding to the debate on optimal blood pressure control, new findings presented at ESC Congress today suggest there may be variations in the ideal target depending on baseline pressure and overall cardiovascular risk.
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Sildenafil should be avoided in valve disease with residual pulmonary hypertensionSildenafil should not be used to treat residual hypertension in patients with valvular heart disease, according to late-breaking results from the SIOVAC trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress. The off-label use of the drug led to worse clinical outcomes including a doubled risk of hospitalization compared to placebo.
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Bag-mask ventilation fails to improve on endotracheal intubation in cardiac arrest (CAAM)Bag-mask ventilation fails to improve on endotracheal intubation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, according to late-breaking results from the CAAM trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
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Ibuprofen associated with blood pressure rise in arthritis patients at cardiovascular riskIbuprofen is associated with increased blood pressure and hypertension compared to celecoxib in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to late-breaking results from the PRECISION-ABPM study presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in EHJ.
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Oxygen therapy does not improve survival (DETO2X-AMI)Oxygen therapy does not improve survival in patients with heart attack symptoms, according to late-breaking research presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress and published in the NEJM.
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Closure of left atrial appendage during heart surgery protects the brain (LAACS)Closure of the left atrial appendage during heart surgery protects the brain, according to late-breaking research presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.1 The results suggest that closure should be routinely added to open heart surgery.
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Apixaban lowers stroke risk in AF patients undergoing cardioversion (EMANATE)Apixaban lowers the risk of stroke compared to warfarin in anticoagulation-naïve patients with atrial fibrillation scheduled for elective cardioversion, according to late-breaking results from the EMANATE trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress. Rates of bleeding were similar between the two groups.
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Education and feedback improve use of stroke prevention drugs in AF (IMPACT-AF)Education of healthcare providers and patients with atrial fibrillation has led to a 9 percent absolute increase in the use of anticoagulation therapies to reduce stroke, according to late-breaking results from the IMPACT-AF trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in the Lancet.
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NASA infrared data shows Harvey's powerful rainmaking capabilityTropical Storm Harvey's center of circulation did not move much during the day on Sunday, Aug. 27, and NASA's infrared data identified powerful storms within Harvey that had the capability to produce heavy rain.
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NASA sees a slow-moving, soaking Tropical Storm HarveyHurricane Harvey has weakened to Tropical Storm while still centered over southeastern Texas, but continues to generate a tremendous amount of rainfall. Satellite imagery revealed the eye had disappeared as the storm weakened.
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Rhesus monkeys found to see faces in inanimate objects tooA team of researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has found that rhesus monkeys, like humans, recognize face-like traits in inanimate objects. In their study published in the journal Current Biology, the researchers describe experiments they carried out with monkeys looking at photographs and what they learned from them.
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NASA analyzes Hurricane Harvey's rainfall, sees landfallSatellites have been providing forecasters with valuable information as Harvey intensified to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in southeastern Texas. NASA's GPM satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided a look at Harvey's heavy rainfall, cloud heights, temperatures and extent of the storm.
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Acid zone in Chesapeake Bay identifiedA research team, led by University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai, has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay.
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Photosensitive perovskites change shape when exposed to lightA crystalline material that changes shape in response to light could form the heart of novel light-activated devices. Perovskite crystals have received a lot of attention for their efficiency at converting sunlight into electricity, but new work by scientists at KAUST shows their potential uses extend far beyond the light-harvesting layer of solar panels.
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What Would Aliens Look Like? Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo As the absurdity on our home planet grows, so does humanity’s curiosity about life beyond 1 AU. Of course, wildly speculating about aliens is nothing new: it’s been fueling many facets of science fiction for years. But recently-proposed missions to“Ocean worlds” that could harbor microbial life make the search for extraterrestrials less tinfoil hat-like and a bit m
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The Game of Thrones Finale Wasn't Perfect, But It Made the Season a Hell of a Lot Better All Images: HBO After six episodes that have been incredible, infuriating, revealing, confusing, and epic, last night’s Game of Thrones finale had a great many things to answer for. They were the answers needed to help recalibrate the show’s uneven seventh season so it ended up greater than the sum of its inconsistent parts—even if that doesn’t equal the show’s best seasons. “The Wolf and the Dra
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The Science of Sex Differences: Still Under ConstructionOur understanding is rudimentary, but that doesn’t stop people, including a now-former Google software engineer, from pretending otherwise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Junk call nightmare flooded woman with hundreds of bizarre phone calls a day Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) As a real estate agent, Kim France's business depends upon answering calls from unfamiliar numbers. But during a five-day stretch in June, her cell phone was flooded with so many junk calls that it was almost impossible to answer legitimate ones. "I am in the middle of a cell phone nightmare," France, who lives in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, told Ars
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Five rad and random backpacks I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 22. Five rad and random backpacks for a stylish return to school. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 22.
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Harvey Flooding Dredges Up Gators, Fire Ants, and Bats Image: AP The remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to dump rain on the Houston area. Flooding is only expected to get worse this week, with National Weather Service flood warnings lasting until Wednesday evening. And humans aren’t the only ones being affected by the storm’s wrath. Texas news outlets are already reporting alligators and fire ant colonies floating through the water. Even a well-kn
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Hurricane Harvey: Why Is It So Extreme?How did the storm rapidly blow up from Category 1 to 4, why is it so stuck over Houston, how can it possibly produce so much rain? And more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Solving AI's moving-target search problemAs we look to get from point A to point B, people increasingly have options that go beyond the typical bus or taxi. Various flavours of ride and car sharing are now available in cities worldwide, making getting around more convenient than ever. Yet, as anyone that uses such services knows, it can be difficult for a driver to find you using GPS alone. And, of course, you have to stay put until they
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IP lawyer who represented TiVo is Trump’s pick as USPTO chief (credit: Irell & Manella) President Donald Trump has selected Andrei Iancu , the managing partner of a major Los Angeles law firm, to be the next head of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Iancu has been a partner at Irell & Manella since 2004 and was an associate at the firm for five years earlier. His most notable work in the tech sector is likely his representation of TiVo Corp. in its long-r
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Scientists capture first X-rays from thermonuclear supernova A team of scientists appear to have detected the first X-rays coming from a type Ia supernova. Astronomers are fond of type Ia supernovas, created when a white dwarf star in a two-star system undergoes a thermonuclear explosion, because they burn at a specific brightness. This allows scientists to calculate how far away they are from Earth, and thus to map distances in the universe. “It is surpri
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Inclisiran lowers 'bad' cholesterol for up to 1 year (ORION 1)Inclisiran lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL; 'bad') cholesterol for up to one year in patients with high cardiovascular risk and elevated LDL cholesterol, according to late-breaking results from the ORION 1 trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
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Study reveals clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering depends on how it is loweredThe benefit of lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol depends on how it is lowered, according to late-breaking results from a naturally randomised genetic trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in JAMA.
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Renal denervation lowers blood pressure in hypertensive patientsRenal denervation lowers blood pressure in hypertensive patients not taking medication, according to late-breaking results from the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED study presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress and published in the Lancet.
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Screening for vascular disease saves one life for every 169 patients assessed (VIVA)A novel screening program for vascular disease saves one life for every 169 men assessed, according to late-breaking results from the VIVA trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress and published in the Lancet. The combined screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and hypertension gained more living years for lower costs than European cancer screeni
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Shape-shifters soak up sunshinePhotosensitive perovskites change shape when exposed to light.
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Drug cuts cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk by reducing inflammation (CANTOS)The IL-1β inhibitor canakinumab lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk by reducing inflammation, according to late-breaking results from the CANTOS trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in the NEJM.
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Catheter ablation improves outcomes in patients with heart failure and AF (CASTLE-A)Catheter ablation improves outcomes for patients with left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation, according to late-breaking results from the CASTLE-AF trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress.1 Patients who received catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation had lower mortality and less hospitalisation for worsening heart failure compared to those receiving conv
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Rivaroxaban plus aspirin improves outcomes in stable cardiovascular disease (COMPASS)Rivaroxaban plus aspirin improves survival and reduces stroke and heart attack in patients with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease, according to late-breaking results from the COMPASS trial presented today in a Hot Line - LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in the NEJM.
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Rivaroxaban plus aspirin reduces adverse events (COMPASS)Rivaroxaban plus aspirin reduces major adverse cardiovascular and limb events by nearly one-third in patients with peripheral artery disease, according to late-breaking results from the COMPASS trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
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Risk factor driven upstream AF therapy improves sinus rhythm (RACE 3)Risk factor driven upstream rhythm control is effective, feasible and safe in improving maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with early short lasting atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure, according to late-breaking results from the RACE 3 trial presented today in a Hot Line - LBCT Session at ESC Congress.1 The novel therapy included meticulous treatment of risk factors and change of lifes
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NASA sees a slow-moving, soaking Tropical Storm HarveyHurricane Harvey has weakened to Tropical Storm while still centered over southeastern Texas, but continues to generate a tremendous amount of rainfall. Satellite imagery revealed the eye had disappeared as the storm weakened.
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NASA analyzes Hurricane Harvey's rainfall, sees landfallSatellites have been providing forecasters with valuable information as Harvey intensified to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall in southeastern Texas. NASA's GPM satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided a look at Harvey's heavy rainfall, cloud heights, temperatures and extent of the storm.
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Medicin i forklædning helbreder hjernenBehandlingen af hjernesygdomme står foran et gennembrud. Forskere fra Aalborg Universitet udvikler en ny metode, der ’smugler’ medicin forbi hjernens forsvarssystemer og giver håb om, at sygdomme som Alzheimer i fremtiden vil kunne helbredes.
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Self-driving vehicles at the microscale(Phys.org)—In a new study, scientists have developed the microscale version of self-driving vehicles: a 5-μm spherical micromotor that autonomously navigates its way through micro-traffic along a micro-maze to reach its final destination. The researchers expect that these "smart microvehicles" have potential applications in biomedical tasks, such as delivering drugs to tumor cells while avoiding h
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Farmed and Dangerous? Pacific Salmon Confront Rogue Atlantic CousinsNorthwest fish escape highlights concerns—and dearth of research—over aquaculture -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Whole Foods Is Now Selling 'Farm Fresh' Amazon Echoes Photo: Getty Ever wonder what Amazon would do when its purchase of Whole Foods finally won regulators’ approval? Well, we finally know. The Jeff Bezos show is now selling Amazon Echoes in the Whole Foods produce section. They’re the “Pick of the Season,” too! Just a few minutes after 8am, when Whole Foods stores opened on the East Coast, the tweets started. Here’s political writer Matt Yglesias,
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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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Acid zone in Chesapeake Bay identifiedNew paper identifies pH minimum zone in Chesapeake Bay. The area, 30-50 feet down, threatens the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells.
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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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Kenya bans plastic bags in bid to fight pollutionA ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in a bid to slow pollution, with offenders liable to jail time or hefty fines.
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Climate change seen as cause for mudslide in SwitzerlandThe effects of climate change are partially to blame for a mudslide through a southeastern village that left eight people missing after a massive chunk of rock broke off an Alpine mountainside, Switzerland's environmental protection office said Monday.
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Aston Martin is the latest car maker to announce an all-hybrid or EV future Aston Martin Aston Martin is the latest car maker to announce it's going to move to an all-hybrid lineup. CEO Andy Palmer has told the Financial Times that "We will be 100 per cent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s." Palmer also told the FT that he expects about 25 percent of Aston Martin sales will be EVs by 2030. A similarly bold announcement was made by Volvo earlier this summer; however, in t
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Rocket-Powered Ninja Swords Are the Best Way to Take Out a Nuisance Drone GIF In the United States, it’s illegal to interfere with any aircraft soaring over your property. So if your neighbor’s drone is caught spying on you, you can’t just shoot it out of the air . But apparently the laws are different in Sweden, where you can take down drones using impossibly dangerous weapons ; like a rocket-propelled katana sword. The drone looks like it was smashed into thousands o
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More Hints for Maz Kanata's Role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi And Rian Johnson talks about the nitty gritty of Star Wars editing. Infinity War ’s cast continues to grow. An Expanse star joins the cast of The Punisher . New Gotham footage reveals Bruce Wayne’s proto-Batsuit. Plus, get a look at Tom Welling’s Lucifer debut, and new footage from Blade Runner 2049 . Spoilers now! Star Wars: The Last Jedi New details about Maz Kanata’s role in the film have emer
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How horses lost their toesFossils reveal that as horses evolved to have fewer toes, they also got stronger and faster.
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Now Dell has a mixed reality headset, and the XPS 13 has 8th-gen Intel CPUs Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Dell has a wide array of products under its name and brands, including Alienware, but the company has never had its own mixed reality headset until now. Dell announced the Dell Visor ahead of this year's IFA conference, along with a number of updates to its XPS and Inspiron systems. Most notably, all of Dell's updated laptops and convertibles will have 8th-ge
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Meet Fitbit’s newest device, the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch Video shot/edited by Justin Wolfson. (video link) After nearly a year of rumors, Fitbit finally announced its first smartwatch today—the Fitbit Ionic. For the past 10 years, Fitbit has been one of the biggest players in the wearables game. However, it took the company a while to embrace the smartwatch trend. Last year's Fitbit Blaze was the closest the company got to creating a smartwatch, but th
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SteamVR games coming to Microsoft’s $299 VR platform Enlarge / Surprise! Microsoft has its own VR controller. (credit: Microsoft ) When Microsoft first unveiled the Windows 10 Creators Update last year, a big focus was put on the virtual reality capabilities, with Redmond promising a range of VR headsets with prices starting at just $299. When the Creators Update actually arrived in March this year , however, those VR capabilities were only visible
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Diagnostisk ventetid giver dårligere prognoser ved kræftNyt internationalt studie af patienter med tyk- og endetarmskræft konkluderer, at diagnostisk ventetid har en prognostisk betydning.
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Jason Morgan Recalls Discovering Earth’s Tectonic Plates In 1967, Jason Morgan discovered the theory of plate tectonics — the idea that rigid plates pave the Earth’s surface, moving relative to one another with the continents and oceans in tow. That January, sitting in his office at Princeton University, Morgan read a new article in Science by the geologist H. William Menard, who had mapped long cracks called “fracture zones” on the Pacific Ocean floor
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Fitbit's First Real Smartwatch Puts Fitness FirstThe Ionic can track your heart rate, play music, make mobile payments, and display push notifications. Just don't call it a wrist computer.
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Nobody Wants a Jabba the Hutt Movie, Thanks AnywayRumors are circulating that Jabba the Hutt might get a standalone movie. Did anyone ask for this?
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The Fitbit Ionic Might Be the Smartwatch That Unseats Apple All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo After months of leaks and hints , Fibit has finally revealed its newest wrist wearable: The $300 Fitbit Ionic . Fitbit claims up to four days of battery life, a refined OS that pairs nicely with devices running iOS, Android, and Windows, and a brand new sensor for tracking your heart rate. This smartwatch, which visually calls to mind the lovechild of an Apple Watch
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New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – the earliest of its kindA previously unrecognized 132 million-year-old fossilized sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers. Findings published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
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Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is onIn middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind.
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Minedrift i Amazonas kan medføre enormt CO2-udslipBrasiliens nye præsident har fjernet fredningen fra Renca-reservatet, et område på størrelse med Danmark i Brasiliens regnskov. Ryddes skoven vil det påvirke CO2-regnskabet massivt.
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Is the "alien megastructure" around Tabby's Star actually a ringed gas giant?KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby's Star) continues to be a source of both fascination and controversy. Ever since it was first seen to be undergoing strange and sudden dips in brightness (in October of 2015) astronomers have been speculating as to what could be causing this. Since that time, various explanations have been offered, including large asteroids, a large planet, a debris disc or even an alien me
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How robots could bridge the elder-care gapDespite innovations that make it easier for seniors to keep living on their own rather than moving into special facilities, most elderly people eventually need a hand with chores and other everyday activities.
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Selv ingeniører døjer med slitage - Sid ordentligt og undgå rygproblemer Den rette siddestilling er vigtig for at holde en god kropsstatur igennem hele dit liv. Hvis du sidder forkert, risikerer du at døje med duknakke, dårlig ryg eller betændelse i overbelastede muskler i armen. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/selv-ingenioerer-doejer-med-slitage-sid-ordentligt-undgaa-rygproblemer-9633 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Professor Helle Porsdam udnævnt til UNESCO Chair i 'cultural rights'For første gang i universitetets historie får en forsker på Københavns Universitet...
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Sleeping Dragon: How This Dinosaur Got Preserved in 3DHow was an ancient beast transformed into a stunning, 3D fossil that looks like the statue of a sleeping dragon?
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Trump Touts 'Clean Coal': What Is It, Really?At a recent rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump spoke about opening a new coal mine in Pennsylvania, and referenced "clean coal." But what does it really mean when politicians throw out this term?
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Image of the Day: A Heart is BornTo track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.
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Trace arsenic linked to motor-skill decline in American Indian eldersLong-term exposure to low levels of inorganic arsenic, or the "poison of kings," through drinking water is linked with deteriorating motor skills and neurological processing speed of American Indian elders, according to new research by Clint Carroll, an assistant professor in ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a nationwide team of scientists.
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Shining a spotlight on the machinery of lifeResearchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed a technique for directly observing how enzymes and other biomolecules go about their work, with potentially significant medical and scientific benefits. Using this technique, they have, for the first time with just light and without a marker, observed conformational changes in DNA polymerase, the enzyme r
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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation safe and effective in nonagenariansTranscatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is safe and effective in nonagenarians, according to research presented at ESC Congress today.1 The observational study found that nonagenarians who underwent TAVI had worse short-term outcomes but similar one-year outcomes as patients younger than 90 years.
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PCSK9 inhibition could ameliorate cardiovascular disease by immune mechanismsPCSK9 inhibition could ameliorate atherosclerosis and thus cardiovascular disease by immune mechanisms that are unrelated to lowering of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.
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Married patients with heart disease have better survival ratesMarriage is a vital factor affecting the survival of patients who have had a heart attack, as well as the survival of patients with the most important risk factors, according to research presented today at ESC Congress.
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How low should LDL cholesterol go?New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to <10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.
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Why consumers make bad financial decisions, and how to helpIn an ideal world, consumers are making investment and monetary decisions based on facts and thorough research of the markets, careful analysis and guidance from seasoned financial experts. This is not always the case.
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Oil and water may mix under extreme pressureThey say that oil and water do not mix … but now scientists have discovered that – under certain circumstances – it may be possible.
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New study provides high-resolution insights into plants' light harvesting process under low lightPhotosynthesis is a biological process mediating the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy. Oxygenic photosynthesis performed by plants, algae and cyanobacteria is one of the most amazing chemical reactions on the planet. It provides food and energy for nearly all living organisms, and also contributes to the formation of the atmosphere and maintenance of the carbon-oxygen balance on the
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Ice cores indicate even higher methane emissions Humans are probably contributing more methane to the atmosphere through fossil fuel use and extraction than scientists previously believed, report researchers. They also find that the risk that warming will trigger methane release from large natural reservoirs of ancient carbon seems to be low. Vasilii Petrenko loading an ice core into the melting chamber for extraction of trapped ancient air. (X
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Tides stabilize deltas until humans interfereHuman interference in river deltas is massive. And despite global concerns about river delta degradation, human activity in the world's largest deltas still intensifies. The extraction of natural resources, sediment retention by reservoirs and sea-level rise are all causes of degradation of deltas subject to tides. A team of researchers from Wageningen University, Deltares, University of Twente (B
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Image: Hurricane Harvey viewed from the cupola of the International Space StationOn August 25, 2017, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer photographed Hurricane Harvey from the cupola module aboard the International Space Station as it intensified on its way toward the Texas coast.
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Using four-dimensional electron microscopy to track diffusion of nanoparticles in a liquidA team of researchers at Caltech has developed a way to capture on film the superfast propulsive motion of Brownian objects, particularly those at the nanoscale. In their paper published on the open-access site Science Advances, the team describes using four-dimensional electron microscopy techniques to capture real-time imagery of gold nanoparticles as they diffused in a liquid.
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Da københavnerne sprang på sporvognenKØBENHAVN 850 ÅR: Sporvognene var i 110 år et knirkende og hvinende indslag i det københavnske gadebillede. Men i 1970 konstaterer Ingeniøren, at en epoke er ved at være slut.
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Xavier Becerra on the California ‘Resistance’ Last month, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, I emceed an hour-long discussion with Xavier Becerra, the new Attorney General of California, on how the nation’s most populous state planned to deal with a national administration that was taking a very non-California approach on topics from climate change to immigration. Becerra , a son of immigrant parents and graduate of Stanford and Stanford Law Schoo
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A New Way for Doctors to Share Their Medical MysteriesIt might just reinvent the entire medical publishing process.
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A clockwork rover for venusA good watch can take a beating and keep on ticking. With the right parts, can a rover do the same on a planet like Venus?
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Astronomers take first radio look for habitability of distant planetsUWM astronomer David Kaplan and colleagues have begun a radio search for the magnetic fields of planets orbiting distant stars.
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Utah Paleontologists Turn to Crowdfunding for Raptor ProjectWork on a huge sandstone slab with fossils of the enigmatic Utahraptor is stalled for lack of money. But the team hopes public support can get it back on track.
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Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch Up with Asteroid MiningA number of companies are getting closer to extracting resources from space rocks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Amazons' Discounting an Armada of Cleaning Robots To All-Time Low Prices, Today Only Ecovacs Gold Box , $140-$249 It’s never been easier to outsource vacuuming to a robot, and with today’s Amazon Gold Box , it’s basically never been cheaper, either. While they lack the brand recognition of Roombas, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11 , these ECOVACS vacuums have solid reviews, and are insanely affordable. Advertisement The $140 Slim model is
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Is Hurricane Harvey a harbinger for Houston's future?Over the past week we have seen two major tropical storms devastate different parts of the world. First Typhoon Hato struck Hong Kong and Southern China killing at least a dozen people. And over the weekend Hurricane Harvey made landfall from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing extremely heavy rain to southern Texas and causing devastating floods in Houston.
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NASA's asteroid sample return mission successfully adjusts courseNASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its thrusters to position itself on the correct course for its upcoming Earth flyby. The spacecraft, which is on a two-year outbound journey to asteroid Bennu, successfully performed a precision course adjustment on Wednesday to prepare for the gravity slingshot on Sept. 22.
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As oceans alkalized, life developed bones and shellsA critical feature of many multicellular lifeforms on Earth are hard, biological structures, such as animal bones and snail shells that are made from minerals.
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Astronomers let gaseous disks tilt and shrink in virtual wind tunnelA team of Dutch astronomers, led by Thomas Wijnen from Radboud University, has managed to tilt and shrink gaseous disks, in which planets form, in a virtual wind tunnel. The research helps in finding an explanation for the tilted planetary orbits in our own solar system, for example. Wijnen and his colleagues publish their findings in two articles in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
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Artificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming – but what does that mean?The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100 questioned, said they thought the first AI-enhanced cyberattack could come in the next 12 months.
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Big dishes band togetherEarlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint 'survival' whispers from one of ESA's Mars orbiters, underlining the value of international collaboration for exploring the Red Planet.
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Image: Hubble's dwarf-sized, double-named galaxyThe galaxy NGC 178 may be small, but it packs quite a punch. Measuring around 40,000 light-years across, its diameter is less than half that of the Milky Way, and it is accordingly classified as a dwarf galaxy. Despite its diminutive size, NGC 178 is busy forming new stars. On average, the galaxy forms stars totaling around half the mass of the Sun per year—enough to label it a starburst galaxy.
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Researchers demonstrate high-bandwidth communications capability for shipsA team of engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has successfully demonstrated a high-bandwidth, free-space optical (FSO) communications system between two moving ships, proving operational utility of FSO technology in the maritime environment.
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Gizmodo

Hurricane Harvey Drone Footage Is Absolutely Heartbreaking GIF We’ve all seen plenty of heartbreaking images from Texas this weekend, as vicious floods continue to destroy lives and property in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But some of the most chilling footage has been taken from the sky, as hobby drones in the region document the devastation that’s still taking place. Modern technology like social media and smartphone cameras now bring images of natura
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Driving Down PestsA computer model estimates that gene-drive technology could wipe out populations of an invasive mammal on islands.
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The Scientist RSS

A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends HealthspanE. coli that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant mother, say palaeontologistsScientists from the UK and Germany have discovered the largest Ichthyosaurus on record and found it was pregnant at the time of death.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Galaxy clusters offer clues to dark matter and dark energyIt's a cosmic irony: the biggest things in the universe can also be the hardest to find.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite watching HarveyThe Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite saw the temperature at the top of Hurricane Harvey on 25 August 2017 at 04:06 GMT as the storm approached the US state of Texas.
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Scientific American Content: Global

What Is a Skin Allergy?Poison ivy or a new perfume making you break out and itch? Your skin normally works as if in harmony to protect you from infection, but sometimes the tune your killer T cells are playing is bad news... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Telefoner og stemmestyrede assistenter kan styres i det skjulte med ultralyd Stemmestyrede assistenter som Amazons Echo kan ifølge forskere modtage kommandoer via særligt udformet ultralyd. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/telefoner-stemmestyrede-assistenter-kan-styres-skjulte-med-ultralyd-1079484 Version2
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Modelling rare events in complex systemsNUS mathematicians have developed efficient methods to study complex energy landscapes and thermally activated events. Many problems arising from applied sciences can be abstractly formulated as a system navigating over a complex energy landscape. Well-known examples include conformational changes of bio-molecules, chemical reactions, nucleation events during phase transitions, etc. The dynamics p
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Ingeniøren

Københavns kanalrundfart skal sejle på miljøvenligt brændstofKanalrundfarten i København skal nu sejle på GTL-brændstof, der er et mere miljøvenligt alternativ til diesel. Brændstoffet kan hældes direkte på dieselmotorerne og vil betyde mindre udledning.
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Chromosome mechanics guide nuclear assemblyEvery one of our cells stores its genome within the nucleus – the quintessential subcellular structure that distinguishes eukaryotic cells from bacteria. When animal cells divide, they disassemble their nucleus, releasing individual chromosomes for proper segregation to daughter cells. At the end of cell division, the daughter cells reassemble a single nucleus around a complete set of chromosomes.
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New Scientist - News

Your broadband provider can use your smart devices to spy on youWe knew hackers can use our voice assistants, baby monitors and even vibrators to put us under surveillance. But broadband providers may be a bigger threat
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The benefits of waste-to-energy technologiesInstead of hauling food waste to landfills, we might want to use that organic waste to power garbage trucks, your car, truck or SUV while at the same time potentially helping the environment.
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Temi, a Tablet on Wheels, Can Be Your New Robot RoommateThis isn't an artificial best friend or a robo-sidekick; instead, Temi was designed to be a video chat and music machine.
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The Cadillac of First Aid Kits Could Turn Civilians into Life-SaversMobilize Rescue's interactive first aid kit distills 1,600-pages of triage into a life-saving app
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Scientists create the most cubic form of ice crystals yetIce has taken on a strange structure, with its water molecules arranged in nearly perfect cubes.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger mister lukrativ bi-indtægt hos politietEn ny aftale sætter en stopper for, at læger kan tjene tusindvis af kroner på at tage blodprøver for politiet.
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The Atlantic

What Steve Bannon's Return Means for Breitbart Steve Bannon was always supposed to return to Breitbart News . When he left his job as executive chairman of the site to join the Trump campaign in August 2016, the move was presented as a temporary leave of absence, his return to Breitbart after the election a fait accompli. Like for many people, Donald Trump’s surprising election changed everything for Bannon, who was given a top job in the Whi
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Behold Burning Man’s Awesome and Totally Bizarre ArchitecturePhilippe Glade documents the ingenious shelters built to withstand heat, wind and dust in the Black Rock Desert.
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Deforestation in Cambodia linked to higher risk of ill health in young childrenResearchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found that the loss of dense forest in Cambodia was associated with higher risk of diarrhoea, acute respiratory infection, and fever – which are major sources of global childhood morbidity and mortality – in children younger than five years old.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Astronomers discover two 'warm Jupiter' exoplanets orbiting distant starsAstronomers have detected two new so-called "warm Jupiter" exoplanets orbiting stars located more than 1,300 light years away from the Earth. The newly found alien worlds are similar in size to Jupiter but much hotter than our solar system's gas giant. The findings were presented Aug. 23 in a paper published on arXiv.org.
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Proposed astrophysics mission to conduct the first infrared spectral survey of the entire skyNASA has recently chosen six proposed astrophysics mission for concept studies. Among them is the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer, or SPHEREx, which aims to unlock the mysteries of the universe by performing the first all-sky spectral survey.
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New drone-based approach to detecting structural damage during extreme events such as earthquakesA team of researchers from across UC San Diego is developing a new approach for detecting damage to buildings during earthquakes and other extreme events.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?Increased acidity found in schizophrenia and bipolar patients’ brains raises treatment questions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

US opioid epidemic reaches new level of crisis in overdoses, hospitalizations and cost'We found a 34 percent increase in overdose-related ICU admissions while ICU opioid deaths nearly doubled during that same period,' according to Dr. Lena Novack, Ph.D., a lecturer in BGU's School of Public Health. The mortality rates of these patients climbed at roughly the same rate, on average, with a steeper rise in deaths of patients admitted to the ICU for overdose after 2012.
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Big Think

Robo-Caregiving & Why You Might Delegate Your Loved Ones to a Robot Robotics is already changing how we live, shop, invest, travel, and soon, robo-caregivers will transform how we provide care. AI will deliver extraordinarily innovative services in support of our loved ones, but the use of robots to care for our children, elderly and disabled will also give rise to some very human questions. Read More
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NYT > Science

A New Skin Lightening Procedure Is Short on EvidenceInstead of bleaching creams, women who want lighter skin are now turning to a new treatment: injecting the antioxidant glutathione into their veins.
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NYT > Science

How Hurricane Harvey Became So DestructiveScientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.
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New Scientist - News

Make the military-industrial complex great againTrump's research priorities invoke a golden era of American power, but nostalgia for the 1950s is no way to run a modern science program
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New Scientist - News

It only takes a few gene tweaks to make a human voiceOur capacity for complex speech might come from tiny tweaks to existing monkey genes that gave us flatter faces and more refined larynxes
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'A 200-million-year-old fossil 're-discovered' in a museum is something special, say scientists.
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Ingeniøren

Danskerne flokkes igen om bredbåndsmillioner, der ikke rækker146 steder i landet har danskere sluttet sig sammen og søgt om støtte til bedre bredbåndsforbindelse. Men kun omkring hvert tiende projekt kan regne med at få tilskud.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger og kræftforskere: Lav den datalov omBåde Lægeforeningen og Kræftens Bekæmpelse advarer om, at ny datalov er for vidtgående og risikerer at underminere befolkningens opbakning til indsamling og udnyttelse af sundhedsdata.
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The Atlantic

What Trump's Generation Learned About the Civil War In March, President Trump visited the Hermitage, a former slave plantation in Tennessee once owned by Andrew Jackson, to pay homage to his 19th century predecessor. For Trump and his then-chief strategist Steve Bannon, the parallels were irresistible: An agrarian populist from the Tennessee frontier, Jackson was the first to cast himself as the common man’s warrior against corrupt Washington elit
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #15: Tech-startups har brug for din hjernePodcast: Techbranchen skriger på arbejdskraft. Det skal der gøres noget ved på septembers store Techfestival i København. Vi taler med tech-startups, som søger nye hjerner på festivalen – fra dronevindmøller til laser og chatbots.
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Ingeniøren

Regeringen lover 100 millioner kroner til forsinket strategi for cybersikkerhed Den nye strategi forventes at blive fremlagt næste i begyndelsen af næste år. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/regeringen-lover-100-millioner-kroner-ny-strategi-cybersikkerhed-1079481 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Vi kører mere - og udleder mere CO2Ifølge Energistyrelsens nye statistik for første halvår af 2017 er dieselforbruget i transportsektoren steget med 2,2 pct. Det er det højeste forbrug siden 2011.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study suggests statins associated with lower rates of breast cancer and mortalityA 14 year study in more than one million people has found that women with high cholesterol have significantly lower rates of breast cancer and improved mortality. The research, presented today at ESC Congress, suggests that statins are associated with lower rates of breast cancer and subsequent mortality.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Worm infection reveals cross-talk in the lymph nodesBy studying a worm infection, EPFL scientists have discovered how lymphatic vessels grow within lymph nodes, with major implications for cancer and inflammation.
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New Scientist - News

Stainless steel sinks may up your risk of legionnaires’ diseaseOver time, rust from pipes can degrade the protective coating on stainless steel fixtures, which may raise the risk of contracting legionnaires’ disease at home
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Science : NPR

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things. (Image credit: Kristen Solecki for NPR)
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Dagens Medicin

Sophie Hæstorp siger undskyld til død kræftpatientHovedstadens regionsrådsformand, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen (S), siger undskyld til en afdød kræftpatient og dennes efterladte.
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Dagens Medicin

Region Hovedstaden afsætter 50 mio. kr. til hurtigere behandling
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The Atlantic

The Senate Tests a New Approach on Obamacare: Bipartisanship Next month the Senate will try a novel approach to break away from seven years of polarization on health care: actual committee hearings, with expert witnesses and input from lawmakers in both parties. And if those go well, Congress could see an even unlikelier development—the advance of viable, bipartisan legislation to fix parts of the Affordable Care Act. The hearings are the brainchild of Sen
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Ingeniøren

Dansk virksomhed vil bekæmpe droner med dronerLovbrydende dronepiloter kan i fremtiden få besøg af en fuldautomatisk drone, der kan lokalisere, optage og overvåge dem. I særlige tilfælde kan den endda jamme for deres signal.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens job: Flere store virksomheder i hele landet jagter ingeniører Der er behov for et bredt udvalg af ingeniører, projektledere og maskinmestre. Siemens, Dong, Forsvaret, Velux, MT Højgaard, Novozymes, Sweco og mange endnu mangler dygtige folk. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-flere-store-virksomheder-hele-landet-jagter-ingenioerer-9630 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Tidl. lægefaglig direktør: Regionernes tåbelige it-sololøb går ud over patienterne Regionerne kører i hver sin retning med it-systemer, anfægter en tidligere lægefaglig direktør nu. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/laege-regionernes-taabelige-it-sololoeb-rammer-patientbehandlingerne-1079477 Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant motherScientists from the UK and Germany have discovered the largest Ichthyosaurus on record and found it was pregnant at the time of death.
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Ingeniøren

Tidligere sikkerhedschef: »Jeg forstår ganske enkelt ikke, hvordan DSB’s ledelse kan sove roligt om natten«Instrumenterne i IC3 registrerer ikke overophedede bremser, så lokomotivføreren bliver ikke advaret, når bremseevnen på IC3 er forringet. DSB risikerer en ulykke, siger selskabets tidligere sikkerhedschef.
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Science-Based Medicine

Naturopathy vs. patients: Patients loseOver the weekend, there was a news story describing two cancer patients treated by naturopaths in New Zealand. Both died, one almost certainly unnecessarily, the other after enduring more suffering than she likely had to. These tragic cases and others reminded me of why it is so appalling that so many physicians are "integrating" naturopathy into "integrative medicine." In reality, they are integr
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dotsScientists freely acknowledge they don't know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummelling southeast Texas.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Pet-friendly China acupuncturist gets tails wagging againLooking like a furry brown pincushion, eight-month-old French bulldog "Dan Jiao" whimpers nervously as he waits for the end of a Chinese acupuncture session aimed at curing partial paralysis caused by a puppyhood injury.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to comeMassive flooding unleashed by deadly monster storm Harvey left Houston—the fourth-largest city in the United States—increasingly isolated Sunday as its airports and highways shut down and residents were rescued from their inundated homes by boat.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Concurrent treatment with OX40- and PD1-targeted cancer immunotherapies may be detrimentalConcurrent administration of the T-cell stimulating anti-OX40 antibody and the immune checkpoint inhibitor anti-PD1 antibody attenuated the effect of anti-OX40 and resulted in poor treatment outcomes in mice.
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