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Famous 600-Year-Old Nova Pinpointed in Modern DayAfter decades of hunting, astronomers have tracked down the origin of a nova first recorded by Korean royal astrologers nearly 600 years ago.
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Study negates concerns regarding radioactivity in migratory seafoodWhen the Fukushima power plant released large quantities of radioactive materials into nearby coastal waters following Japan's massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it raised concerns as to whether eating contaminated seafood might impair human health—not just locally but across the Pacific.
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Here Are a Bunch of Trump Inner Circle Amazon Wish ListsFrom Cesar Millan to a tactical flashlight, here's what tops Team Trump's Amazon Wish Lists.
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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio burstsBreakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source – FRB 121102 – far across the universe.
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Key factor identified in gene silencingA fertilized human egg develops into multiple tissues, organs and about 200 distinct cell types. Each cell type has the same genes, but they are expressed differently during development and in mature cells.
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A Fascinating Potential Link Between Gut Bacteria and Health Image: Wikimedia These days, you can’t throw a rock without hitting some start-up trying to boost our microbiomes. For the health-obsessed, microbiome has become the buzzword of the day. That’s because it’s becoming ever-clearer that all the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies, and particularly our gut, play an important role in our overall health. But exactly why that is scientis
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Artificial Intelligence Pens Next Installment of 'Game of Thrones' NovelsA novel concept: Artificial intelligence writes the next chapter for "Game of Thrones."
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Brain-Like Neural Networks Study Space-Time Distortions at Breakneck SpeedResearchers have used brain-like "neural networks" to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so.
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Key factor identified in gene silencingIn a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hengbin Wang and colleagues describe a key role for a protein called RSF1 in silencing genes. Besides the molecular biology details, the researchers also showed that disruption of RSF1 expression in the embryos of African clawed frogs caused severe developmental defects in the tadpoles -- through a dysregulation of
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Virus that causes mono may increase risk of MS for multiple racesLike whites, Hispanic and black people who have had mononucleosis, commonly known as mono, which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, may have an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published in the Aug. 30, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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The Legal Crises to Follow in Hurricane Harvey's Wake With much of the Houston area still underwater, levees in surrounding counties breached, and stormwater reservoirs overflowing, it might seem an odd time for victims of Hurricane Harvey to think about legal services. But as first responders try to save lives in the middle of an increasingly deadly storm, legal-aid organizations along the Gulf Coast of Texas are already working to assist victims w
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Understanding perceptions of reputation and identity offers opportunity, study showsThough we are taught from an early age not to judge others, we can use our perceptions of others to work toward positive outcomes, both socially and professionally, according to a study from the University of Notre Dame.
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For politicians, the more data, the more they ignore Enlarge / Assessing data on schools doesn't always have much to do with numbers. (credit: Jonathan Ernst/World Bank ) There are few types of people we like to complain about more than politicians. They’re often painted as two-faced, blockheaded liars—with the possible exception of the ones you voted for. But politicians’ views are typically in line with the bulk of the people who identify with th
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Trilobites: Casting Light on Mystery of a Star That Vanished After 14 DaysFirst spotted by Korean astronomers in 1437, scientists have found it again in the form of a violent star system that experienced a nova explosion.
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Mystic Tips: Dealing with Duplicates One thing that happens frequently with Mystic cells is duplication. In this tutorial post we’ll show you how to deal with two different types of common duplicates you’ll run into while playing Mystic cells. Type 1: Whole Cell Duplicates Whole cell duplicates are the most common duplicate type you will come across in Mystic cells. Part of the goal of tracing the zebrafish cells that make up our cu
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Protecting the guardiansA guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota.Experiments in mice born with the protective gene show that exposure to antibiotics during critical windows of development fuels risk for type 1 diabetes and leads to loss of genetic protection by altering the gut microbiota.Scientists say the fin
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Trump Works to Remedy His Empathy Deficit After receiving sharp criticism for his rhetoric about Hurricane Harvey during a short visit to Texas on Tuesday, President Trump offered a fresh message on Wednesday: I care . In short remarks ahead of a speech promoting tax reform, the president tried to correct course, steering away from the rah-rah character of his tour in Texas and radiating more sympathy. Related Story Harvey Exposes Trump'
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The scientific community is mobilizing to save research hit by Harvey Science Tweet storm. Scientists across the country are offering lab space and resources to Houston area researchers.
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Amazon Just Marked These 500GB and 1TB SSDs Down to Their Lowest Prices of the Year Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD , $140 | 1TB , $300 An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, you can get a 500GB drive for $140 , or 1TB for $300 , the best prices Amazon’s li
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Study negates concerns regarding radioactivity in migratory seafoodInternational research team shows negligible risk from consumption of meat from migratory marine predators following Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Understanding perceptions of reputation and identity offers opportunity, study showsResearch by Brittany Solomon found that, regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how they are generally perceived by others.
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Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosisA new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that women who breastfed for longer periods of time had significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with endometriosis, offering new insights into a condition that, up until now, has had very few known, modifiable risk factors. The team's findings are published today in The BMJ.
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Will Your Next Taco Contain This Secret Ingredient? Image: USDA/Flickr There’s some crazy meat industry propaganda video waiting to be made where an All-American jock takes a bite out of a hamburger served by a polite waiter, who then rips off a mask to reveal the demented face of someone from the mushroom industry shouting “that burger is 50 percent mushrooms,” after which the customer drops the burger in horror, and dies. If you make this video,
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Lost Alan Turing Letters Reveal He Hated AmericaOne letter offers a candid opinion on the United States: "I detest America."
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Why Keep State Department Special Envoys? When news reports surfaced this week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson intended to eliminate nine special envoys—including one devoted to climate change—the outcry in some circles was swift. Elimination of this critical position is 1 more example of Trump admin ceding #climate & #cleanenergy leadership to China & Germany. (2/3) — Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) August 29, 2017 On the heels of reports
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First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.
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Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desertA test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return from orbit.
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Man who inspired ice bucket challenge honored by prep schoolThe man who inspired the ice bucket challenge has been honored by the Roman Catholic prep school he attended in Massachusetts.
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GPM satellite sees Tropical Storm Irma forming near Cape Verde IslandsThe National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded a low pressure area in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean to tropical storm Irma on August 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC).
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Lego-like vacuum robot climbs walls and sorts your TupperwareThe first robots in your home probably won’t look like Terminator, instead they’ll be little odd-job loving plug-and-play suckers like these ones
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New study: We’re outpacing the most radical climate event we know of Enlarge / The eruptions that produced the rocks of Fingal's Cave also triggered a massive climate event. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) If we want to know what to expect from our climate as it continues to warm over the next few centuries, looking at similar examples of climate change in Earth's past would be helpful. But there certainly haven't been any similar temperature excursions in the instru
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The Dumb Fact of Google Money Washington, D.C., woke up to a humdinger of a story today, a flash portrait that shows the relationship between money, power, and ideas—and highlights the potential for intellectual corruption that has accompanied the flood of Big Tech money into the capital. The New York Times reported that the New America Foundation, the digital-savvy center-left think tank, might have pushed out Barry Lynn , a
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9 Inventors Who Were Killed by Their Inventions Science gone horribly wrong. This infographic presents inventors where wiped out by their own creations. Read More
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Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means . An informal poll taken at a 2011 conference on Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality showed that there’s still no consensus on what quantum theory says about reality — the participants remained deeply divided about how the theory should be interpreted. Some physicists j
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Study finds pallid bat is unfazed by venom of Arizona bark scorpionThe Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. It possesses venom that causes serious pain in humans and can kill a child if anti-venom is not administered quickly.
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Police more likely to arrest white men with darker skin While black men, no matter how light or dark their skin, get arrested at the same rate, darker-skinned white men are more likely to be arrested than those with lighter skin, a new study suggests. The study draws on a persistent stereotyping phenomenon—which social psychologists have known for more than a century: People perceive more physical variation in individuals who belong to their own socia
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'Open gym' format shortens waiting time for cardiac rehabChanging from scheduled appointments to an 'open gym' format can reduce waiting times for cardiac rehabilitation, reports a study in the September/October issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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GPM satellite sees Tropical Storm Irma forming near Cape Verde IslandsThe National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded a low pressure area in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean to tropical storm Irma on Aug. 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC).
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Magnetic fields in distant galaxy are new piece of cosmic puzzleAstronomers have measured magnetic fields in a galaxy 4.6 billion light-years away -- a big clue to understanding how magnetic fields formed and evolved over cosmic time.
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Invasive earthworms may be taking a toll on sugar maplesSugar maple trees in the Upper Great Lakes region are more likely to have dying branches when there are signs of an earthworm invasion, a new study finds.
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465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerability Enlarge (credit: Steven Fruitsmaak ) Talk about painful software updates. An estimated 465,000 people in the US are getting notices that they should update the firmware that runs their life-sustaining pacemakers or risk falling victim to potentially fatal hacks. Cardiac pacemakers are small devices that are implanted in a patient's upper chest to correct abnormal or irregular heart rhythms. Pacem
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Peptide mass fingerprinting can identify whale species based solely on their baleenPeptide mass fingerprinting accurately identified 10 species of whales from their baleen alone, according to a study published August 30, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caroline Solazzo from Smithsonian Institution, US, and colleagues.
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Cummins Beats Tesla To The Punch And Introduces An All-Electric Heavy-Duty Truck Photo: Cummins With Tesla purportedly gearing up to introduce an all-electric semi next month, diesel engine supplier Cummins took some of the automaker’s buzz away on Tuesday, revealed an all-electric prototype truck of its own. Billed as a Class 7 Urban Hauler Tractor, the 18,000-pound truck was built by Roush and is geared for local deliveries, according to the Indianapolis Star . The company
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Expanding tropical forest spells disaster for conservationA North Carolina State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.
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Hidden pockets of turbulent gas fuel stars in far-off galaxiesGalactic winds once thought to slow star formation may be driving the creation of new stars in distant galaxies, challenging long held believes about galaxy evolution
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Why Do Humans Hate Immigrants? More Importantly, How Can We Get Over It? It's always been our brains. Read More
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Whatever Happened To ... Those Farmers Who Needed Shoes? It was a mystery: How did farmers in Uganda contract a nightmare illness? A researcher found the answer. What's the best way to help them? (Image credit: Christine Kihembo/ASTMH & AJTMH)
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Human settlement in the Americas may have occurred in the late PleistoceneAnalysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico suggests human settlement in the Americas occurred in the late Pleistocene era, according to a study published August 30, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Wolfgang Stinnesbeck from Universität Heidelberg, Germany, and colleagues.
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These robot priests are programmed for a high-tech funeralAdding a high-tech twist to eternal rest, robotic Buddhist priests are now offering up their services for funerals in Japan.
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The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer waterThe new study, that has been conducted in 32 archipelago bays along the Baltic Sea coast shows that underwater plants can contribute to a better water quality, thus improving their own living environment. The water becomes clearer when the plants take up nutrients and in that way out-compete phytoplankton.
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Tracking down the whale-shark highwayDid you know that August 30 is International Whale Shark Day? Whale sharks are the largest fishes on Earth, growing up to 18 meters (60 feet) long, but they feed mostly on tiny drifting animals such as copepods and, occasionally, small fish such as anchovies. To satisfy their immense appetites, whale sharks travel long distances to find dense swarms of prey.
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First genetic engineering therapy approved by the FDA for leukemia Enlarge / Scanning electron micrograph of a human T cell. (credit: NIAID/NIH ) For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a therapy that involves genetically engineering a patient’s own cells, the agency announced Wednesday . The therapy, called Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) by Novartis, will be used to reprogram the immune cells of pediatric and young adult patients with a ce
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France seeks 600 mn in taxes from Microsoft: reportFrance's tax authority is seeking 600 million euros ($715 million) from Microsoft's local subsidiary for billing French customers from Ireland, the weekly L'Express reported on Wednesday.
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Tracking down the whale-shark highwayMBARI biological oceanographer John Ryan and his colleagues recently discovered that whale sharks in the Eastern Tropical Pacific follow fronts -- the dynamic boundaries between warm and cold ocean waters.
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Why Are Some People Attracted to New Religions? Earlier this month, Jon Emont investigated why it’s so difficult for “baby religions” to get off the ground. That got me wondering: To the extent that modern people are attracted to new religious movements, what are the features that they find most compelling? I asked readers who’ve participated in such movements to share their experiences. Nearly 400 replied. Here are three responses that stood
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Volcanic eruptions triggered global warming 56m years ago, study reveals Scientists say one of the most rapid periods of warming in Earth’s history was due to gradual release of CO2, warning current levels of emissions were even higher A dramatic period of global warming 56 million years ago that saw temperatures climb by up to five degrees and triggered extinctions of marine organisms was down to volcanic eruptions, researchers have revealed, in a study they say offe
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Telecoms Pay for Totally Shocking Analysis of Net Neutrality Comments Photo: Getty Today is the last day to submit comments on the proposal to kill open internet rules to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Good luck with that, though. The public comment period has been complete disaster from the start, and a new study funded by big telecom suggests that the record-setting 21 million comments already submitted are basically worthless. The report in questio
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Low-tech privacy breach earns Aetna lawsuit for revealing HIV patients Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images ) It seems like we hear about a new data breach every day. Today, we're bringing news of yet another—but this one happened in the old-school sense of the term. And it has earned the Aetna insurance giant a class-action lawsuit. Aetna is accused of breaching the privacy rights of 12,000 customers in 23 states by snail-mailing them letters in which the wo
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Checking yourself for melanomas? You might not be looking for the right thing. Health Skin cancer is easy to prevent as long as you know what to look for. Melanoma is easy to spot, on yourself and others. Here's what you need to know.
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Photographers' Harrowing Stories of Harvey's DestructionScenes on the ground during Texas' historic storm.
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Former monk sues cosmetics giant over anti-aging formulaA former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor.
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Adorable Animal Subsisting On Wildflowers And Kindness Is in Serious Danger Image: NPS Climate Change Response /Flickr Creative Commons The American Pika ( Ochonta princeps ) is one of the few unproblematic faves we have left. These tiny animals roams the mountainous regions of the western United States , doing absolutely nothing wrong. Seriously, all these little floofs do is munch on wildflowers and grass—the images of which are mind-numbingly cute. But because we cann
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FDA Approval of a “Living Drug” Heralds a New Era in Cancer Care The FDA approves the first “living drug” cell therapy for childhood leukemia. Read More
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Skeleton plundered from Mexican cave was one of the Americas’ oldest Rock-encased bone shard left behind by thieves allowed researchers to determine that the remains are probably more than 13,000 years old. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22521
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The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer waterWhen you take a swim in the sea and entangle your toes in underwater plants you can stay calm, they are doing good. They contribute to clearer, more swim-friendly, water. The positive effects of underwater plants on water quality is as strong as the negative effect of eutrophication, shows a new study.
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Study finds pallid bat is unfazed by venom of Arizona bark scorpionThe Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. The pallid bat is believed to be resistant to scorpion venom, but no laboratory studies have been performed to confirm this. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside now report in PLOS ONE that the pallid bat hunts the Arizona bark scorpion but is unaffected by its venom even after it is stung multiple times du
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Sequencing all 24 human chromosomes uncovers rare disordersNon-invasive prenatal screening is one of the great success stories of genomics research. Now, a new NHGRI study has found that extending noninvasive prenatal screening to all 24 human chromosomes can detect genetic disorders that may explain miscarriage and abnormalities in fetal growth. This approach may also reduce false positive results for Down syndrome and other common conditions.
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Expanding tropical forest spells disaster for conservationA North Carolina State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.
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Tick saliva may hold potential treatment for reducing HIV-linked heart disease riskScientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease. The findings, made by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research and National Institutes of Health, also show that an experimental drug may hold promise as a potential treatment.
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T cell responses may help dodge dengue virus symptoms during infectionScientists now have new insight into the immune responses that prevent people infected with dengue virus from experiencing clinical symptoms, which could help optimize ongoing vaccine development efforts.
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American pika disappears from large area of California's Sierra Nevada mountainsThe American pika, a small mammal adapted to high altitudes and cold temperatures, has died out from a 165-square-mile span of habitat in California's northern Sierra Nevada mountains, and the cause appears to be climate change. Researchers surveyed pika habitat throughout the north Lake Tahoe area and found that pikas had disappeared from an area that stretches from near Tahoe City to Truckee, mo
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Antibacterial combination could fight drug-resistant tuberculosisPairing the antibiotic ceftazidime with the enzyme inhibitor avibactam may be an effective treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, a new study reports. This antibacterial drug combination -- already in clinical use for Gram-negative bacterial infections -- could aid in stemming the growing global drug-resistant tuberculosis crisis.
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NIAID scientists illuminate mechanism of increased cardiovascular risks with HIVScientists at the National Institutes of Health have expanded the understanding of how chronic inflammation and persistent immune activation associated with HIV infection drive cardiovascular disease risk in people living with HIV. People living with HIV are up to twice as likely to experience heart attacks, strokes and other forms of cardiovascular disease as people who do not have the virus, eve
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Researchers set new bar for water-splitting, CO2-splitting techniquesResearchers from North Carolina State University have significantly boosted the efficiency of two techniques, for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting carbon dioxide to create carbon monoxide. The products are valuable feedstock for clean energy and chemical manufacturing applications.
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Columbia engineers and clinicians first to build a functional vascularized lung scaffoldA Columbia Engineering team led by Professors Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (Columbia Engineering) and N. Valerio Dorrello (Columbia University Medical Center) is the first to successfully bioengineer a functional lung with perfusable and healthy vasculature in an ex vivo rodent lung. Their new approach allows the removal of the pulmonary epithelium while maintaining the viability and function of the v
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Peptide mass fingerprinting can identify whale species based solely on their baleenPeptide mass fingerprinting accurately identified 10 species of whales from their baleen alone, according to a study published Aug. 30, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caroline Solazzo from Smithsonian Institution, US, and colleagues.
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Human settlement in the Americas may have occurred in the late PleistoceneAnalysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico, suggests human settlement in the Americas occurred in the late Pleistocene era, according to a study published Aug. 30, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Wolfgang Stinnesbeck from Universität Heidelberg, Germany, and colleagues.
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US Military Releases Slow Motion Missile Porn in Response to North Korea's Most Recent Test GIF Another week, another missile test by North Korea. This time the country shot a missile over northern Japan, leaving the Japanese scrambling to gauge whether it was a legitimate threat. And in response, the US military has done was it always does after a North Korean test: It fired off its own missile test and released video. This time in slow motion. Yes, this appears to be the extent of US-
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Travis Kalanick's Great Defender Writes a Hell of a Motivational LetterShervin Pishevar, a major Uber investor and former board member, to the former CEO's defense.
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Uber says it'll stop tracking riders after they're dropped offUber will end a controversial policy of tracking some riders for five minutes after their trip ends, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday as it tries to repair its privacy reputation.
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F1 2017 review: Codemasters has given us another cracking game Enlarge (credit: Codemasters) When Codemasters released F1 2016 last year, it was my surprise hit of the year. DiRT Rally proved that the studio's new EGO engine was right up there with the very best, and here was a Formula 1 title that combined plenty of realism and difficulty with a game that was also sheer fun to play. Since then the sport itself has undergone quite a shake up. It's under new
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Is donating your DNA to the NHS worth the privacy risks?NHS England's national DNA database could improve the health of millions of people, but concerns over privacy could easily scupper the project's success
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Human blood and skin cells used to treat Parkinson’s in monkeysFor the first time, stem cells from adults rather than embryos have relieved Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys. A trial is now being prepared for people
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Weird ancient burst of light in the sky turns out to be a novaSix centuries ago, Korean astronomers recorded a bright spot in the night sky. A 25-year hunt for that star has settled a debate about how classical novae behave
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American pika disappears from large area of California's Sierra Nevada mountainsThe American pika, a small mammal adapted to high altitudes and cold temperatures, has died out from a 165-square-mile span of habitat in California's northern Sierra Nevada mountains, and the cause appears to be climate change, according to a new study published August 30 in PLOS ONE.
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Google-Funded Think Tank Fires Google Critic Photo: Getty Politicians on both sides of the aisle are starting to wake up to the enormous power that tech companies wield, and there’s a growing sentiment that something needs to be done about it. But giants like Google are extending their moneyed tentacles in all the right places to ensure silence in Washington and they’re outpacing oil companies as the most influential corporate spenders. The
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Magnetic Fields Can Remotely Control Brain Cells in MiceUsing magnetic fields, scientists have manipulated the brains of mice, getting them to run around, spin, and even lose control of their limbs.
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Found: A star that last dazzled astronomers in 1437 Space It’s an explosive detective story. History, astronomy, and huge nuclear explosions all wrapped up in one.
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Tropical Storm Harvey Shutters NASA's Johnson Space Center through Labor DayEssential operations to support the International Space Station will continue, with the center reopening on September 5 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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FDA Approves Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for CancerThe treatment will be sold by Novartis for $475,000.
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Kineserne vil have masser af - billige - elbilerKina satser massivt på hybrid- og elbiler. Men det er en succes, der bygger på offentlige tilskud, og hvor lokalregeringer opkøber elbiler, som ender med at stå ubrugte hen.
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Ancient 'Monster' Elephant Was 50 Percent Bigger Than Modern CousinsHalf a million years ago, the Arabian Peninsula wasn't a sandy desert but rather a lush landscape. There, a gigantic elephant — 50 percent larger than today's biggest elephants — tromped around an ancient lake before dying, a new fossil skeleton revealed.
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UK needs to act urgently to secure NHS data for British public, report warns Algorithms based on NHS records could seed an ‘entirely new industry’ in AI-based diagnostics and mint billions for tech companies, strategic review reveals The government must act urgently to ensure that patients and UK taxpayers – not just tech companies – gain from new commercial applications of NHS data, an independent review of the UK life sciences industry has said. Sir John Bell, a profess
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Why The Toxin Trouble With Tiny Turtles Continues The government is warning people not to handle tiny turtles because of the risk of contracting salmonella. The problem is, it has been warning us for 40 years and we're still getting sick. (Image credit: susan.k./Getty Images)
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Researchers set new bar for water-splitting, CO2-splitting techniquesResearchers from North Carolina State University have significantly boosted the efficiency of two techniques, for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to create carbon monoxide (CO). The products are valuable feedstock for clean energy and chemical manufacturing applications.
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Amazon's talking delivery drone would ask for help if it fell out of the skyWhat's nice about Amazon's new drone patent is the prospect of having a little chat with your aerial-delivery vehicle when it's dropping off your new camera. What's not so nice is Amazon's recognition that drones carrying consumer goods are going to be falling out of the sky.
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New 'carbs study' shows salacia extract helps curb appetite and manage blood sugarIn the recent CARBS (an acronym for Carbohydrate, Appetite Reduction, Blood Sugar and Satiety) study, researchers at Rutgers University observed that a proprietary salacia extract demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar management benefits.
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Solving a 600-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery On the night of March 11, 1437 A.D., in what is now modern-day Seoul, a new star appeared in the sky, seemingly out of nowhere. The newcomer shone for 14 days before fading into the darkness. Korean astronomers noted the mysterious star and its brief stint in the sky in their records. Centuries later, modern astronomers studying these records determined that what the Koreans had seen was a cosmic
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The Quite Rational Basis for North Korea's Japan Overfly This week, North Korea launched a missile designed to carry what it has described as a “large-sized, heavy nuclear warhead” over Japan. Following the launch, North Korea made clear its intentions for future tests. Kim Jong Un called for “more ballistic rocket launching drills with the Pacific as a target,” according to a paraphrase of his order by North Korean state-run media. That’s an important
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Largest asteroid in a century to whiz by Sept 1The largest asteroid in more than a century will whiz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers), NASA said.
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More N. Atlantic fishing bans may be needed: ministersNorth Atlantic coastal nations proposed Wednesday to make more frequent use of fishing bans for certain species, in order to ensure the sustainability of marine resources.
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Fill In the Gaps Of Your Home Wi-Fi For $34 TP-Link AC1200 Range Extender , $34 after $10 coupon Range extenders aren’t a cure-all for your home network, but if you have one or two spots in the house that just doesn’t get good reception, they’re an inexpensive way to fill in the gaps. This model from TP-Link has great reviews , and at $34 (after clipping the $10 coupon), it’s never been cheaper.
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Fatal AI mistakes could be prevented by having human teachersArtificial intelligences make many mistakes as they learn, which could be dangerous in driving or healthcare. Now human teachers could help them avoid errors
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World's biggest X-ray laser opens vast research vistasA sleek, subterranean X-ray laser to be unveiled Friday in Germany, by far the most powerful in the world, has scientists in a dozen fields jostling to train its mighty beam on their projects.
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Environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticleWhen environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers for use in drug delivery systems and tumor photothermal therapy, he was both intrigued and concerned.
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Gut bacteria that 'talk' to human cells may lead to new treatmentsWe have a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies—they help us, we help them. It turns out that they even speak the same language. And new research from The Rockefeller University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai suggests these newly discovered commonalities may open the door to "engineered" gut flora who can have therapeutically beneficial effect
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Gut bacteria that 'talk' to human cells may lead to new treatmentsScientists developed a method to genetically engineer gut bacteria to produce molecules that have the potential to treat certain disorders by altering human metabolism.
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UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticleThe UMass Amherst and Chinese research team found that layered BP's cytotoxicity is based on the fact that it generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are among the most potent cell-damaging agents known. Layered BP also disrupts cell membrane integrity in a particle-size-dependent manner.
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Making Gold With Black Holes Making Gold With Black Holes A new theoretical model shows how miniature black holes devouring neutron stars from the inside might create heavy elements. NeutronStar_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: NASA/Dana Berry Space Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:15 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The way in which the universe's heaviest elements were forged has long been a mystery. Now some r
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Parkinsons Disease Cell Therapy Relieves Symptoms in MonkeysNeurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.
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Brazil court suspends decree allowing Amazon reserve miningA Brazilian court on Wednesday suspended a government decree that would open a huge Amazon reserve to commercial mining, after the initial decision sparked outrage from environmental groups, the Catholic Church and even supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
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When Nature Teaches Us How To Be Human As global warming changes the planet, we will experience many severe weather events. How we fare will depend largely on how well we preserve our best qualities — and community, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Tony Gutierrez/AP)
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A magic formula to predict attraction is more elusive than everDating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion.The study, which used speed dating data, found a computer could predict who is desirable and how much someone would desire others -- who's hot and who's not -- but it could not unravel the mystery of unique desire for a speci
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Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences uncover factors that shape sea lifeOn its 50th anniversary, the landmark theory of island biogeography -- the study of the distribution of species on islands over time -- expands from land to sea with fascinating results. A team of researchers led by Dr. Hudson Pinheiro, postdoctoral ichthyologist at the California Academy of Sciences, have proposed a new conceptual model of island biogeography for marine organisms -- a theory that
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Acting like a muscle, nano-sized device lifts 165 times its own weightNew Brunswick engineers have discovered a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can match the friendly neighborhood Avenger, on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams (about as much as five poppy seeds) and can lift 265 milligrams (the weight of about 825 poppy seeds) hundreds of times in a row.
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Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming eventA natural global warming event that took place 56 million years ago was triggered almost entirely by volcanic eruptions that occurred as Greenland separated from Europe during the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to an international team of researchers that includes Andy Ridgwell, a University of California, Riverside professor of earth sciences.
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Motorized molecules drill through cellsMotorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs to or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. Scientists at Rice, Durham (U.K.) and North Carolina State universities have demonstrated them on cancer and other cells.
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Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times fasterResearchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks -- a form of artificial intelligence -- can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods.
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Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cellsA team of Japanese neurosurgeons at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Japan, report two new strategies to improve outcomes of iPS cell-based therapies for Parkinson's disease in monkey brains. The findings are a key step for patient recruitment of the first iPS cell-based therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
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Scientists recover nova first spotted 600 years ago by Korean astrologersA new study pinpoints the location of a nova first spotted by Korean astrologers almost 600 years ago that now undergoes smaller-scale 'dwarf nova' eruptions. The work supports that idea that novae go through a very long-term life cycle after erupting, fading to obscurity for thousands of years, and then building back up to become full-fledged novae once more.
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St. Jude unveils powerful resource to advance treatment of pediatric solid tumorsSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital is offering the global scientific community no-cost access to an unprecedented collection of pediatric solid tumor samples and data to fuel research and move treatment forward.
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Shaking up the fish family tree: 'Living fossil' not as old as we thoughtPolypterids are weird and puzzling African fish that have perplexed biologists since they were discovered during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in the late 1700s.
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Expanding access to new tools to study childhood cancersHHMI Investigator Michael Dyer and colleagues are widely sharing data and samples from nearly 100 new tumor models representing 12 pediatric cancers.
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Blunting CRISPR's 'scissors' gives new insight into autoimmune disordersA research team led by University of California scientists has used a modified version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR to find enhancers -- not by editing them but by prompting them into action.
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La Tomatina 2017 Earlier today, in the Spanish Mediterranean town of Bunol, around 22,000 people gathered to throw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other in the world's biggest annual tomato fight. La Tomatina attracts tourists from around the world, especially Britain, Japan, and the United States. This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the messy fiesta.
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What grocery shoppers want: Low prices, one-stop shoppingDonna Brown visited a Whole Foods for the first time in at least five months with one goal: see how much Amazon had cut prices. She did buy almond milk, yogurt and lunch meat, but doesn't plan to quit her usual grocers, Walmart and HEB, where she says she finds bigger selections and lower prices.
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Study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroomThe American criminal justice system relies on jurors to regularly decode the mental states of criminal defendants. When those defendants are people of color, decoding minority mental states is a centerpiece of the justice process.
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The FDA Just Approved the First 'Living' Therapy to Treat Childhood Leukemia Image: NIH On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment that genetically modifies a patient’s own blood cells in order to attack childhood leukemia , a landmark decision opens the door for an era of FDA-sanctioned human gene modification. The treatment, called CAR-T, is made by the drug company Novartis. Doctors first harvest a patient’s white blood cells and then, in the l
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We’ve just seen 15 new mysterious cosmic radio bursts from spaceBreakthrough Listen detected more radio pulses from the famous repeating source FRB 121102. They’re higher frequency than previous ones but we still don’t know what causes them
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Brazil rejects bid to drill for oil near unique Amazon reefTotal has had its drilling licence turned down, with Brazil’s environment agency saying the French oil giant has failed to address the environmental risk of oil spills
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Celebrate the Best Incest on Game of Thrones With This Official T-Shirt The look of the Lannisters after discovering they’d fallen to second place. Image: HBO. Aw yeah. Also, gross. Knowing that their biggest hit has only a limited time left on this earth, HBO has been hard at work trying to mine every episode of Game of Thrones for all the gold coins it’s worth. Case in point, every single episode of season seven has received multiple pieces of merchandise, some all
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A blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosisCancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has shown.
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Robotic system monitors specific neuronsMIT engineers have devised a way to automate the process of patch-clamping, using a computer algorithm that analyzes microscope images and guides a robotic arm to the target cell to record its electrical activity.
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Star that exploded in 1437 tracked to its current positionAstronomers have hunted down a star seen exploding in the year 1437 and traced it since, offering clues to the stages of a white dwarf.
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Over 500 Years Later, Astronomers Solve an Explosive Stellar Mystery Image: Shara et al (2017) On the night of March 11, 1437, Korean astronomers recorded a strange light low in the sky, in the tail of the constellation Scorpius. It must have been at least as bright as the North Star, Polaris, maybe even as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper. Fourteen days later, the light disappeared. More than half a millennium has passed since that light flickered out, but a
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Shaking up the fish family tree: 'Living fossil' not as old as we thoughtPolypterids are weird and puzzling African fish that have perplexed biologists since they were discovered during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in the late 1700s.
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Fungal spore 'death clouds' key in gypsy moth fightA fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates "death clouds" of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new Cornell study.
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Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times fasterResearchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have for the first time shown that neural networks - a form of artificial intelligence - can accurately analyze the complex distortions in spacetime known as gravitational lenses 10 million times faster than traditional methods.
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Scientists uncover factors that shape sea lifeOn its 50th anniversary, the landmark theory of island biogeography—the study of the distribution of species on islands over time—expands from land to sea with fascinating results. A team of researchers led by Dr. Hudson Pinheiro, postdoctoral ichthyologist at the California Academy of Sciences, have proposed a new conceptual model of island biogeography for marine organisms—a theory that explores
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Scientists recover nova first spotted 600 years ago by Korean astrologersOn a cold March night in Seoul almost 600 years ago, Korean astrologers spotted a bright new star in the tail of the constellation Scorpius. It was seen for just 14 days before fading from view. From these ancient records, modern astronomers determined that what the Royal Imperial Astrologers saw was a nova explosion, but they had been unable to find the binary star system that caused it—until now
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Acting like a muscle, nano-sized device lifts 165 times its own weightImagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat—a feat normally reserved for heroes like Spider-Man.
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Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming eventA natural global warming event that took place 56 million years ago was triggered almost entirely by volcanic eruptions that occurred as Greenland separated from Europe during the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to an international team of researchers that includes Andy Ridgwell, a University of California, Riverside professor of earth sciences.
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Motorized molecules drill through cells, destroy diseased cellsMotorized molecules driven by light have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die.
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We’ve seen how our brains file away memories for the first timeYou may be daydreaming, but your brain is hard at work. When we rest, our brains’ hippocampi regions replay new memories, filing them away for long-term storage
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Nobody knows how these baby stars got so close to our black holeA group of stars orbits so close to the Milky Way’s black hole that they could have never formed there. But they’re too young to have been born further away
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Take a Number: New Fathers Are Older Than EverThe average age of new dads in the United States has risen to almost 31, higher than ever.
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Trilobites: Hunting Moose in Canada to Save Caribou From WolvesScientists found in the remote rain forests in British Columbia that letting people hunt more moose led to fewer wolves and more endangered mountain caribou.
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Scientists Aren't Sure What Climate Change Did to Harvey Image: NASA Hurricane Harvey and its remnants have quickly become one of the worst natural disasters in US history. The unprecedented duration and intensity of the storm has sparked a heated debate about how much climate change is to blame. The short answer is that we don’t really know, yet. But attempting to answer that question will help us prepare for the future. Many folks have rightly pointe
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Alexa and Cortana to join forcesAmazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday.
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Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate changeA group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. And just as chemists have used their periodic table as a point of reference to understand relationships among elements, the emerging table for ecologists shows relationships over time among animals, plants and their environments—acting as a critical resource for scientists seekin
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How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo “Was The Morningside Post website hacked?” a friend asked me. The site, which I once co-edited, seemed to have died, and returned as a zombie version of itself. About five months ago, my successors at TMP —the student-run news publication at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs—accidentally allowed their site’s web domain registration to
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Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage painOften spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life.
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Fungal spore 'death clouds' key in gypsy moth fightA fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates 'death clouds' of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new Cornell study.
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U study provides new insight toward reducing racial bias in courtroomThe study, titled 'Minority Mens Rea' and published in the Hastings Law Journal, offers positive news for a criminal justice system that has become keenly aware of the need for improved responses to race biases. Ultimately, Shen hopes further research will help the legal system better understand how implicit racial biases lead, or don't lead, to unjust outcomes.
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UT Health San Antonio researchers developing drug for recurring ER-positive breast cancerResearchers at UT Health San Antonio and two partner institutions are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in its tracks. The new agent is a molecule called ERX-11 that has blocked the growth of recurring breast cancer tumors. Ratna Vadlamudi, Ph.D., from UT Health San Antonio, is principal investigator of a st
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Will Brexit Lead to a 'Brexodus'? When Britons voted to leave the European Union last year, they did so in part so they could have more control over European immigration into the United Kingdom—giving them the power to decide who can come live and study and in the U.K., and who can’t. “We are not leaving the European Union only to give up control of immigration again,” Prime Minister Theresa May, whose Conservative party pledged
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Machine-learning earthquake prediction in lab shows promiseBy listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.
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Even more evidence that we’re eating all wrong Health Forget fat, it’s carbs that might stick it to your ticker. A new study backs up a growing body of evidence that carbs—not fat—may be the true heart breaker.
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Robotic Patch Clamping Gains EyesTwo groups of scientists combined automation with two-photon microscopy to target and record specific neurons in living animals.
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New clue may reveal the fate of famous French explorerAn anthropologist at The Australian National University (ANU) may have stumbled across a clue to resolving one of the most enduring mysteries of Pacific history - the fate of famous French navigator, Jean François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse who disappeared in 1788.
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Soybean rust develops 'rolling' epidemics as spores travel northAlthough Midwestern soybean growers have yet to experience the brunt of soybean rust, growers in the southern United States are very familiar with the disease. Every year, the fungus slowly moves northward from its winter home in southern Florida and the Gulf Coast states, and eventually reaches Illinois soybean fields—often just before harvest.
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With 200+ mph track run, German students win fastest reported Hyperloop pod August SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Credit: Jing Niu (video link) Students from the University of Munich were winners again last Sunday night. Their team, called WARR, built a demo Hyperloop pod and sent it down a test track just outside of SpaceX's headquarters, reaching more than 200 mph using its own homemade propulsion system and braking in time before the track's end. The speed was leagues
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Mission Control Keeps the Heart of the Space Community Beating During Harvey Photo: AP This week, NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC)—home of the space agency’s Mission Control—became an island in a sea of floodwater. After staggering amounts of damage in Houston, today, Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall once again bringing torrential downpours to areas of Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Somehow, against difficult odds and several feet of rain, the heart of the space commu
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Ancient, Sharp-Toothed Whales Are Upending Cetacean History Fossilized ancient whale skull. (Image: Ben Healley/Museums Victoria) All living whales are descended from terrestrial mammals, but how these aquatic creatures evolved into giant filter-feeders remains a biological mystery. New research shows that ancient whales had razor-sharp teeth similar to land-based carnivores—an observation that’s upsetting a prevailing idea that ancient whales used their
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Smart tomographic sensors control industrial processes of tomorrowModern parallel computer architectures are capable of processing huge amounts of data at high speed. This allows for the increasing use of imaging techniques as sensors to control machines and process plants. In the new European collaborative project TOMOCON twelve research institutions and 15 renowned industrial companies work together on the development of imaging-based industrial process contro
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NASA sees strengthening Tropical Cyclone Sanvu develop a tailTropical Storm Sanvu is strengthening and imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed what looks like a thick tail to the storm. The infrared data actually showed a thick feeder band of thunderstorms wrapping into the low-level center of circulation.
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Machine-learning earthquake prediction in lab shows promiseBy listening to the acoustic signal emitted by a laboratory-created earthquake, a computer science approach using machine learning can predict the time remaining before the fault fails.
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Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate changeA group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. It will be a critical resource for scientists seeking to understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe.
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New approach to genetic testing leads to dramatic response in MET fusion lung cancerUniversity of Colorado Cancer Center case study published today in the journal JCO Precision Oncology tests for alterations in many genes simultaneously, resulting in the first published report describing successful targeting of MET fusion in a lung cancer patient.
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'Seeing' robot learns tricky technique for studying brain cells in mammalsImperial scientists have successfully taught robots to perform a challenging brain technique only previously mastered by a handful of humans.
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Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-makingMount Sinai research finds that when making decisions, monkeys use different brain areas to weigh value and availability.
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Hidden deep in the brain, a map that guides animals' movementsNew research has revealed that deep in the brain, in a structure called striatum, all possible movements that an animal can do are represented in a map of neural activity. If we think of neural activity as the coordinates of this map, then similar movements have similar coordinates, being represented closer in the map, while actions that are more different have more distant coordinates and are fur
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When making decisions, monkeys use different brain areas to weigh value and availabilitySeventeenth-century mathematician Blaise Pascal first introduced the idea of expected value, which is reached by multiplying the value of something (how much it's wanted or needed) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it. Now some very 21st century research is showing for the first time in monkeys which parts of the brain are involved in the two-pronged decision-making process that
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A decline in navigational skills could predict neurodegenerative diseaseChanges in how humans map their surroundings and construct and follow directions as they age have been understudied compared to effects on memory and learning. However, age-related declines in navigational ability are independent of those more well-known cognitive downturns, and could form the basis for tools for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discuss this possibility in a
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98.5% of unique net neutrality comments oppose Ajit Pai’s anti-Title II plan Enlarge / Net neutrality supporters rally for Title II reclassification of broadband in front of the White House in November 2014. (credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) A study funded by Internet service providers has found something that Internet service providers really won't like. The overwhelming majority of people who wrote unique comments to the Federal Communications Commission want the FCC to k
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Essential's Shipping Issues Have Gone From Bad to Train Wreck Image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Andy Rubin’s Essential Products is having a rough summer. After first revealing its phone to throbbing hype back in June, actual delivery of the device has been plagued with delay after delay. Shipping problems have become almost comically bad , and even as it appears a few phones have finally made their way into the hands of frustrated customers, a new issue has cro
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Plastic Surgery Ads on Instagram? They May Not Be from Qualified DocsIf you're considering plastic surgery options — whether it's a nip here or a tuck there — you may need to exercise caution when it comes to services that are advertised on social media.
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Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decreeThe order prevents the government from exploiting a protected area bigger than Denmark.
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Google-funded think tank fires prominent Google critic Enlarge / New America Foundation President Anne-Marie Slaughter. (credit: New America ) The New America Foundation, a prominent DC think tank that's heavily funded by Google, has parted ways with one of its most influential scholars after he criticized Google's growing monopoly power. The scholar is Barry Lynn, founder of New America's Open Markets program and a leading advocate of stricter enfor
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Samsung Gear Sport Is a Fitness Tracker and Smartwatch in One DeviceA little bit smartwatch, a little bit fitness, a lot nice to look at.
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S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to SamsungSouth Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against the worker.
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Study examines dietary fats' impact on healthy, obese adultsMetabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be able to decrease their total cholesterol by 10 points, a new study suggests. However, there was little research evidence to support current dietary recommendations that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat aids in weight loss, the researchers also reported.
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Breakthrough in understanding mitochondriaScientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how mitochondria -- the 'powerhouses' of human cells -- are made.
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"Movement Maps" Found Deep Inside BrainWatching neurons guide live mouse activities may help understand diseases like Parkinson’s -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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FDA Green Lights First CAR-T Cancer DrugThe leukemia treatment approval opens up a new front for gene therapies in the U.S. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CDC investigating rare Salmonella outbreak across 13 states—linked to turtles Enlarge (credit: Getty | Steven Gottlieb ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an investigation Tuesday into an ongoing outbreak of a rare subtype of Salmonella enterica linked to exposure to pet turtles. So far, the outbreak involves 37 cases of Salmonella enterica serovar Agbenia infections across 13 states, which led to 16 people being hospitalized. Overall, 12 of the sick
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Today's Best Deals: Gaming PCs, Stranger Things, One-Day Watch Sale, and More Amazon’s one-day gaming PC sale , a bunch of discounted watches , and Stranger Things action figures lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker Multi-Angle Stand , $8 with code GODSTAND This aluminum Anker stand can prop up your phone or tablet at nine different angles, and it’s only $8 today with t
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Posts, tweets spread widely as the Harvey missing are soughtPhotos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Hurricane Harvey are being posted, cut-and-pasted and retweeted by thousands of people as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a dead phone.
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Cassini’s 13 years of stunning Saturn science — in pictures As the mission speeds towards its conclusion, Nature takes a look at what researchers have learnt about the planet’s moons, rings and tempest-filled skies. Nature 548 512 doi: 10.1038/548512a
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Soybean rust develops 'rolling' epidemics as spores travel northAlthough Midwestern soybean growers have yet to experience the brunt of soybean rust, growers in the southern United States are very familiar with the disease. Every year, the fungus slowly moves northward from its winter home in southern Florida and the Gulf Coast states, and eventually reaches Illinois soybean fields -- often just before harvest.
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In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharingArm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites.
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Poverty has moved from cities to the suburbs in U.S. A new book depicts poverty’s move to American suburbs, explains how this shift occurred over the last 25 years, and discusses how public policy must be geared toward helping people in poverty in the suburbs without neglecting the urban poor. Scott W. Allard is a professor in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. In his new book, Places in Need: The Changi
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Wolf behaviour undeterred by tailings ponds and pit minesWolves do not avoid areas of human disturbance when hunting moose in Alberta's oil sands region.
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Why don’t you make your own Half-Life 3 if you’re so smart? Enlarge / A prototype screenshot from someone's idea for Half-Life 3 . You can do better than that, right? All right, smart guy... you say you're tired of waiting over 11 years now for Valve to release a promised new Half-Life installment? You say you've had it with the countless broken promises and vague hints that "Episode 3" still exists in some form? You say you know exactly what Valve needs
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We’re still using these ancient fish gut genes A network of genes in the lining of the intestines—many linked to human illnesses such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, and obesity—have stayed remarkably the same from fish to humans over millions of years. The findings, which appear in journal PLOS Biology , suggest the use of fish as an experimental platform for studying how this ancient genetic information—distilled over 420 million
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Snow leopards aren’t as rare as we thought – but aren’t safe yetSnow leopards could soon come off the "endangered" list, but while that looks like a win the move could make it harder to drum up support for protective measures
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Researchers propose how the universe became filled with lightSoon after the Big Bang, the universe went completely dark. The intense, seminal event that created the cosmos churned up so much hot, thick gas that light was completely trapped. Much later—perhaps as many as one billion years after the Big Bang—the universe expanded, became more transparent, and eventually filled up with galaxies, planets, stars, and other objects that give off visible light. Th
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Researchers raise health concerns about off-road vehicles and inhalation of asbestosPreventing injuries may not be the only reason children shouldn't use off-road vehicles (ORVs). In a new study, public health scientists raise concerns that people who use ORVs in many regions of the country may face exposure to hazardous mineral fibers.
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NASA sees strengthening Tropical Cyclone Sanvu develop a tailTropical Storm Sanvu is strengthening and imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed what looks like a thick tail to the storm. The infrared data actually showed a thick feeder band of thunderstorms wrapping into the low-level center of circulation.
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Researchers propose how the universe became filled with lightUniversity of Iowa researchers have a new explanation for how the universe changed from darkness to light. They propose that black holes within galaxies produce winds strong enough to fling out matter that punctures holes in galaxies, allowing light to escape.
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ALMA finds huge hidden reservoirs of turbulent gas in distant galaxiesALMA has been used to detect turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding distant starburst galaxies. By detecting CH+ for the first time in the distant universe this research opens up a new window of exploration into a critical epoch of star formation. The presence of this molecule sheds new light on how galaxies manage to extend their period of rapid star formation. The results appear in the jou
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New clue may reveal the fate of famous French explorerAn anthropologist at The Australian National University (ANU) may have stumbled across a clue to resolving one of the most enduring mysteries of Pacific history - the fate of famous French navigator, Jean François de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse who disappeared in 1788.
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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment, outcomes varies by racial make-up of neighborhoodIndividuals who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in neighborhoods with higher percentages of black residents had lower rates of bystander CPR and defibrillator use and were less likely to survive compared to patients who experienced an OHCA in predominantly white neighborhoods, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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Cardiac arrests in black neighborhoods less likely to get CPR, defibrillationCompared to people who live in predominantly white neighborhoods, those who live in predominantly black areas are much less likely to receive CPR or defibrillation from a bystander when their heart suddenly stops beating while they are at home or out in the community.
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Psychotic experiences put kids at higher suicide riskOtherwise healthy people who experience hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, an international study has found.The University of Queensland-led research found that having a psychotic experience doubled the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.UQ Queensland Brain Institute researcher Professor John McGrath said children were at even greater risk
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Cortana and Alexa are coming together in surprising Microsoft-Amazon partnership Enlarge By the end of the year, you'll be able to tell your Windows 10 PC "Hey Cortana, open Alexa" and talk to Amazon's personal assistant. Or if your Echo is in earshot, you'll be able to tell it "Alexa, open Cortana" to talk to Microsoft's assistant instead. Microsoft and Amazon are working together to ensure that their voice-driven digital assistants will be able to work together in a surpris
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Hope for improving protection of the reticulated pythonTrading in skins of the reticulated python is such a lucrative business that illegal exports are rising sharply and existing trade restrictions are being circumvented on a large scale. This is endangering the stability of populations. Therefore, researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Royal Zoological Society Scotland (RZSS) are developing genetic methods for
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ALMA finds huge hidden reservoirs of turbulent gas in distant galaxiesA team led by Edith Falgarone (Ecole Normale Supérieure and Observatoire de Paris, France) has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect signatures of the carbon hydride CH+ in distant starburst galaxies. The group identified strong signals of CH+ in five out of the six galaxies studied, including the Cosmic Eyelash (eso1012). This research provides new information tha
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When it comes to looking for jobs, it's not how many you know, but how well you know themWhile online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a
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Hurricane Harvey Lays Bare Our New Bargain With Nature As I write this, the disaster of Hurricane Harvey is still unfolding. Buckets of rain are still falling in Houston and the waters are still rising. The flood damage, biblical in proportion, is frightening to behold. Even as the rescue efforts continue, many are wondering, “Is this the new normal for our coastal cities?” As Earth’s climate changes we can expect more destructive hurricanes. As sea
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Trump Administration Puts on Hold an Obama-Era Desegregation Effort The zip code where a child grows up can have a huge effect on that kid’s entire life. Children who grow up in low-poverty areas make more money than people who grow up in high-poverty areas, according to work by a team of researchers led by Raj Chetty, a Stanford economist. They’re also more likely to go to college and less likely to be single parents. To state the obvious, many poor families don
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Your Next Pair of Nikes May Be Assembled by Static Electricity Robots
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A slam dunk for women head coaches—so drop the biasHaving a man in charge of a US female basketball league team does not necessarily translate into more on court success. This is the conclusion of Lindsey Darvin of the University of Florida, lead author of a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Its findings challenge the assumption that men are better leaders, and therefore as coaches will get better results from individual players.
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Triceratops skull, skeleton dug up in ColoradoA dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Colorado by construction workers.
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Cape Verde kids ‘inherit’ creole alongside genes The language of the creole-speaking population of Cape Verde, off the northwest coast of Africa, has been passed down over generations much the same way that genes are passed from parents to their children. To explore the connections between genetic characteristics and linguistic traits, researchers collected DNA samples within the creole-speaking population of Santiago, the main island in Cape V
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Alan Turing's notes, runaway salmon and illegal gold-mining The week in science 25–31 August 2017. Nature 548 504 doi: 10.1038/548504a
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Can a robot pass a university entrance exam? | Noriko AraiMeet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. While it's not matriculating anytime soon, Todai Robot's success raises alarming questions for the future of human education. How can we help kids excel at the things that humans will always do better than AI?
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Private companies drive 'new space race' at NASA centerFor the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.
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Hope for improving protection of the reticulated pythonTrading in skins of the reticulated python is such a lucrative business that illegal exports are rising sharply and existing trade restrictions are being circumvented on a large scale. This is endangering the stability of populations. Therefore, researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Royal Zoological Society Scotland are developing genetic methods for tracking dow
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How invasive species threaten batsA new review is the first to describe the scope of threats to bats by invasive species.
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France to vote against EU renewal of weedkillerFrance will vote against a proposal by the EU Commission to renew the licence for glyphosate, the active ingredient in one of the world's most widely used weedkillers, Monsanto's Roundup, a government source said Wednesday.
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Hans Maiestæt bryggede byens bedste ølKØBENHAVN 850 ÅR: Brøndvandet i det gamle København var så ilde, at de fleste foretrak øl. Byen havde derfor mange bryggerier, og majestæten havde sit eget – Kongens Bryghus – der kan føre sin historie tilbage til 1454. På hjørnet af Frederiksholms Kanal og Christians Brygge ser man stadig Christ...
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Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sampleFarmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water, nutrients, and air. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier to deliver the right amount of water, fertilizer, or pesticide to the plants. Then they grow better.
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Asus Zenbook Flip laptops get quad-core Intel CPUs and discrete graphics Mark Walton If you like your laptops thin and light then boy has Asus got the laptops for you. Asus has dubbed its new ZenBook Flip 14 the "world's thinnest 2-in-1 with high-performance discrete graphics," which is an impressive qualifier if there ever was one. Still, at just 13.9mm thick, weighing 1.4kg, and with a 14-inch 1080p screen in the footprint of a typical 13-inch laptop, the ZenBook Fl
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Industry expected to advance research innovated by Army-led science consortiumWork to develop small autonomous robots through a 10-year effort led by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping to inform the development of future swarms of heterogeneous Army systems for air and ground - large and small - that work collaboratively.
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Wolf behavior undeterred by tailings ponds and pit minesNew UAlberta research shows that predation rates of moose have increased near areas of high human disturbance, but low human activity, such as tailings ponds and pit mines.
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NASA shows how Harvey saturated areas in TexasNASA analyzed the soil moisture in southeastern Texas before and after Harvey made landfall and found the ground was already somewhat saturated. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time look at Harvey after it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided a look at the storm after it made its final landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border on Aug. 30.
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How Sanctions on Venezuela Exposed a White House-State Department Rift It took six words from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to prompt a collective gasp from those in Washington who spend their Sunday mornings watching the morning talk shows, as well as speculation about how quickly he’d depart the Trump administration. But Tillerson’s future, Axios reported, was in question well before he told Chris Wallace, the Fox News Sunday host, that “the president spea
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Blizzard vows tougher policies to punish Overwatch trolls Enlarge / Artist's conception of trolls' slack-jawed reaction to Blizzard's newly announced enforcement policy. Overwatch will soon start laying down harsher penalties on trolls that face player complaints under its existing reporting system, according to Director Jeff Kaplan. Posting in the Battle.net forums , Kaplan says that the current system of temporarily silencing accounts for abusive chat
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Asus’ Windows Mixed Reality headset is priced on the steep side Asus has joined the likes of Dell and HP with the launch of its own mixed reality headset. Priced on the steep side at €449 (US and UK prices TBC), the Asus Windows Mixed Reality headset takes Microsoft's reference design and wraps it up in a "3D Polygon" shell, complete with PlayStation VR -like headband design that distributes its 400g weight across the forehead. Internally, it sports the same
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Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need to be wateredPlant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Astrophysicists convert moons and rings of Saturn into musicAfter centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T).
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Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genesFrom isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine
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It looks like yet another satellite is breaking apart at GEO ExoAnalytic Solutions On August 26, the Indonesia based, state-owned satellite operator PT Telkom disclosed an "anomaly" in the pointing of its satellite in geostationary orbit. Company officials said that although they and contractor Lockheed Martin expected to restore service to the satellite, they were moving customers to another satellite as a precautionary measure. However, new evidence gath
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How Can You Stop Robots From Injuring Workers? Perhaps with Airbags
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Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumorMusic is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio's life, as a music teacher it is his livelihood. So when doctors discovered a tumor located in the part of his brain responsible for music function, he began a long journey that involved a team of physicians, scientists, and a music professor and culminated with him awake and playing a saxophone as surgeons operated on his brain.
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New study: Shifting school start times could contribute $83 billion to US economy within a decadeRAND Corporation and RAND Europe have released the first-ever analysis of the economic implications of a shift in school start times in the US The study shows that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. could lead to an economic gain of $83 billion to the US economy within a decade.The gains projected through the study's economic model would be realized through the higher academic and professional perform
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When it comes to looking for jobs, it's not how many you know, but how well you know themCATONSVILLE, MD, August 30, 2017 - While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these
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NASA shows how Harvey saturated areas in TexasNASA analyzed the soil moisture in southeastern Texas before and after Harvey made landfall and found the ground was already somewhat saturated. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time look at Harvey after it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided a look at the storm after it made its final landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border on Aug. 30.
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Don't Be Late to Amazon's One-Day Watch Sale Up to 40% off watches for back-to-school In my opinion, a classic wristwatch still looks better than any smartwatch, any day. Today only in preparation for back-to-school, pick up the a new timepiece from brands like Casio, Nixon, Timex (including the popular Weekender ), and more for men, women, and kids. But time’s a-tickin’ on this deal and these prices only last until the end of the day. More
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Do squirrels teach bears to cross the railroad? Grizzlies dig squirrel middens for grainsGrains have been reported to regularly trickle from hopper cars travelling via the railway located within the Canadian Banff and Yoho National Parks, attracting the local red squirrels.
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Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serumIn this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what's wrong. But performing rapid, accurate diagnostics on a serum sample without complex and time-consuming manipulations is a tall order. Now, a team reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed a biosensor that overcomes these issues.
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A paper in Cognition explores the impact of giving labels to explanatory constructs on people's judgments of the goodness of the explanation. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Acer Predator Orion 9000 is an 18-core, quad-GPU desktop for l33t gamers Enlarge (credit: Mark Walton) Following in the footsteps of the Predator 21X curved display laptop—unveiled at IFA 2016 and now sold out—Acer has unveiled the Orion 9000, a carbon fibre clad, RBG-laden behemoth of a gaming desktop with masses of upgradability. It's due for release before the end of 2017 at a starting price between "two to three thousands dollars." That kind of money won't buy the
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Chatting makes it easy to switch languages For bilingual speakers, switching languages is only effortful—that is, it requires executive control to manage cognitive functions—when the speakers are prompted or forced to do so, new research suggests. “Our findings show that circumstances influence bilingual speakers’ brain activity when making language switches.” The new research finds that switching languages when conversing with another bi
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NASA sees 14th eastern Pacific Ocean potential tropical cyclonePotential tropical cyclone 14E of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season appeared to be coming together off the southwestern coast of Mexico. NASA's Aqua satellite captured temperature data on the storm that is producing torrential rains over southwestern Mexico.
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US investors shun Quebec firmsA new study led by the UBC Sauder School of Business has found significant U.S. institutional investor bias against firms located in Quebec relative to firms located in the rest of Canada due to language differences.
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Fast-forward aging due to DNA damageThe heredity substance DNA is the blueprint of our life. Like an instruction manual it contains all the information needed for cells and the body to function properly. In the process, the DNA is always exposed to threats like UV light, pollutants and damage by metabolic byproducts. Many of those damages can be undone by sophisticated repair mechanisms. Nevertheless, the accumulation of DNA damage
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Game of Thrones Cut a Scene That Would've Explained That Winterfell Twist, But in a Crappy Way Image: HBO The season finale of Game of Thrones had plenty of twists and turns, even if many of them were expected. One of the biggest took place in Winterfell at the culmination of the Arya-vs.-Sansa conflict—inarguably the season’s worst storyline—but seemingly came out of nowhere. As it turns out, the show cut a key scene that would’ve explained it all, but also made the whole mess worse. Game
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A big difference between Asian and African elephants is dietNew research has shown that there are significant differences between the Asian and the African forest elephant - and it isn't just about size and the shape of their ears. It is about what they eat and how they affect forest ecosystems. See video here.
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New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conductEngineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot with 'socially aware navigation,' that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing these general codes of pedestrian conduct.
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NASA sees 14th eastern Pacific Ocean potential tropical cyclonePotential tropical cyclone 14E of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season appeared to be coming together off the southwestern coast of Mexico. NASA's Aqua satellite captured temperature data on the storm that is producing torrential rains over southwestern Mexico.
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Lithium-ion batteries will get more efficiency due to silicon, germanium, carbon nanowallsMembers of the D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics together with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University developed a new silicon- and germanium-based material that could significantly increase. The research results have been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
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Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need to be wateredPlant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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Research on the meaning of ancient geometric earthworks in southwestern AmazoniaResearchers examine pre-colonial geometric earthworks in the southwestern Amazonia from the point of view of indigenous peoples and archaeology. The study shows that the earthworks were once important ritual communication spaces.
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Do squirrels teach bears to cross the railroad? Grizzlies dig squirrel middens for grainsGrains have been reported to regularly trickle from hopper cars travelling via the railway through Canada's Banff and Yoho National Parks. As a result, the local red squirrels collect and bury the spilled seeds in their winter larders, which are sometimes discovered by hungry grizzly bears. Grain-conditioned bears may frequent the railway more often than usual, resulting in increased mortality by
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Fast-forward aging due to DNA damageIn the course of time the DNA accumulates more and more damage -- aging is one of the results. The manifold effects of DNA damage have now been shown in unprecedented complexity. The study by scientists led by Björn Schumacher at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD has now been published in the journal Cell Reports.
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How invasive species threaten batsA new review is the first to describe the scope of threats to bats by invasive species.
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A slam dunk for women head coaches -- so drop the biasHaving a man in charge of a US female basketball league team does not necessarily translate into more on court success. This is the conclusion of Lindsey Darvin of the University of Florida, lead author of a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Its findings challenge the assumption that men are better leaders, and therefore as coaches will get better results from individual players.
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An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standardsresearchers from Vetmeduni Vienna have now shown that certain Listeria strains -- figuratively speaking -- take refuge on an island. An 'islet' of two genes located in one area of the genome increases the bacteria's survival under alkaline and oxidative stress conditions. The researchers were able to identify the two genes as a functional unit termed a 'stress survival islet'. Understanding this g
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Fetal membranes may help transform regenerative medicineA new review looks at the potential of fetal membranes, which make up the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus during pregnancy, for regenerative medicine.
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Is changing languages effortful for bilingual speakers? Depends on the situationResearch on the neurobiology of bilingualism has suggested that switching languages is inherently effortful, requiring executive control to manage cognitive functions, but a new study shows this is only the case when speakers are prompted, or forced, to do so.
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A big difference between Asian and African elephants is dietNew research has shown that there are significant differences between the Asian and the African forest elephant -- and it isn't just about size and the shape of their ears. It is about what they eat and how they affect forest ecosystems.
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Barbers, hair salons market cosmetic surgery on InstagramA new study shows the majority of providers advertising aesthetic surgery services on Instagram are not board certified-plastic surgeons, so patients who respond to the ads are putting themselves at risk. Social media has become the leading destination for consumers—especially young people—seeking information about plastic surgery. The ads particularly affect young people, who increasingly want to
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Study shows whales dive deeper and longer when exposed to human produced sonarA combined team of researchers from Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research and the U.S. Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division has found evidence of whales diving deeper and longer than normal when exposed to sonar from submarines and helicopters. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study, which included tagging whales and monitoring
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A new estimate of biodiversity on EarthAnyone who has studied biology, watched a nature documentary, or, for that matter, simply enjoyed time in the outdoors, has likely been amazed by the variety of plant and animal life on our planet.
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Revealing the Mysteries of the Magnificent, Elusive Whale SharkImagine trying to collect a blood sample from a fish the size of a school bus, with skin like sandpaper four inches thick -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nytænkning skal bevare de danske planters gener og sikre, at de bliver brugtNy strategi for jordbrugets plantegenetiske ressourcer inviterer alle til at komme med ideer til at udvikle mere smagsfulde, sunde og klima- og skadedyrsrobuste afgrøder. NGO kalder strategien luftig og visionsløs.
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Cassini Stared Into Saturn's Polar Abyss, and It's Creepy As Hell In space, no one can hear you scream. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech) As Cassini’s tour of Saturn comes to a close, NASA’s getting a bit nostalgic. Yesterday, the space agency released a photo of Saturn’s North pole the doomed spacecraft took on April 26th—the day it started its Grand Finale. It’s almost poetic to have a photo of Cassini staring into the void before it perishes within it. According to
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Making 3-D printing saferWithin the past decade, 3-D printers have gone from bulky, expensive curiosities to compact, more affordable consumer products. At the same time, concerns have emerged that nanoparticles released from the machines during use could affect consumers' health. Now researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology a way to eliminate almost all nanoparticle emissions from some of these print
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Alexa and Cortana Are on Speaking Terms Image: Microsoft As Google and Apple (and Samsung) scramble to build the smartest, do-anything personal assistant for your phone, Amazon and Microsoft have elected to take a different route: They’re working together rather than competing. The news arrived in the form of a joint announcement from both companies, and the New York Times is reporting that Amazon and Microsoft have spent the last year
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Researchers produce a biocell as effective as a platinum fuel cellMaking a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers in the Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université) have achieved, in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CNRS/Université de Bordeaux) and the Institut Universitaire des Systèmes Thermiques Industriels (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Université). Thre
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New Russian Tanker Makes One of the Fastest Arctic CrossingsA Russian tanker recently carried over 75,000 tons of liquified natural gas (LNG) across an arctic shipping route without the use of an icebreaker chaperone ship.
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Unusual protein production found in trypanosome mitochondriaMitochondria, the power plants of the cell, have their own protein factories, although the cell apparatus could easily do the job for them. A special species of eukaryotes even has all the transfer-RNA it needs for protein assembly promptly delivered. Researchers from the University of Bern have now uncovered how this highly unusual import mechanism works in detail.
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Stroke patient improvement with a brain-computer interfaceAustralian researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.
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Researchers find optimal rules for seedings in knock-out tournamentsResearchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Stanford Graduate School of Business have conducted a study on tournaments using the playoff system, which is one of the most popular forms of sporting competitions. In the playoff system, two teams play one another in each match, and the winner advances to the next stage of the tournament, while the loser is eliminated. The results of the st
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Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and needNew research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals.
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New research on fossil whales' teeth shows they were ferocious predatorsInternational research involving Monash biologists has provided new insights into how the feeding habits of the whale -- the biggest animal -- have evolved.
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Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteriaAn international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria -- key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation -- are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.
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Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technologySilicon -- the second most abundant element in the earth's crust -- shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. By replacing graphite anodes with silicon, it is possible to quadruple anode capacity.
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Stabilizing TREM2 -- a potential strategy to combat Alzheimer's diseaseA gene called triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2, or TREM2, has been associated with numerous neurodegenerative diseases. Recently, a rare mutation in the gene has been shown to increase the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Two research groups have now revealed the molecular mechanism behind this mutation. Their research, published today in EMBO Molecular Medicine, sheds ligh
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Higher levels of cooperation for provision than for maintenance of public goodsA research team was able to show that people are less willing to cooperate to maintain public goods than to provide new ones. The investigators took a closer look at the paradigm of reciprocity: I will only cooperate if others do so as well. The results were published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.
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Say hello to the 3-D Obama antThree new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation -- Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson -- are immortalized as 3-D virtual avatars.
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Styrelse giver Milena Penkowa forbud mod at arbejde Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed har givet Milena Penkowa et egentlig arbejdsforbud, da den vurderer, at hun er til fare for patientsikkerheden.
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Sjællands Universitetshospital slutter sig til protesterneAfdelingsledelserne bakker om andre afdelings- og klinikledelser, som udtrykker bekymring over den aktuelle udvikling i sundhedssektoren.
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There’s an all-electric Mini coming, but we have to wait until 2019 It's almost time for this year's Frankfurt International Motorshow, but there must be something in the air because car makers seem to be jumping over each other to reveal their new products days or even weeks before doors open to the press. Last week, Ferrari jumped the gun with its new entry-level Portofino. Yesterday, Bentley did the same for its new Continental. Today, it was Mini's turn. It's
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These genes may predict how well your flu shot works Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to influenza vaccination. The researchers’ findings point to the prospect of using genetic profiles to predict individual responses to the flu vaccine. The global impact of influenza is substantial, with seasonal epidemics estimated to result in 3-5 million cases of severe illness, and 250,000 to 500,0
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Terrifying Video Shows Hippos Rescuing a Wildebeest From the Jaws of a Crocodile GIF While on safari in northeastern South Africa, a retired couple witnessed a harrowing scene involving a crocodile and a rather unfortunate wildebeest. But just when things appeared most grim for the reptile’s next meal, something completely unexpected happened. This remarkable scene was captured by 72-year-old retiree Mervyn Van Wyk and his wife Tokkie while visiting Kruger National Park, one
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Ny software lukker it-sårbarheder i amerikanske pacemakere: Meget lille risiko for, at de står af En ny firmware fikser it-sikkerhedsproblemer i en lille halv million pacemakere fra producenten Abbott. De amerikanske myndigheder har beregnet, at kun 0,003 pct. af dem risikerer at holde op med at virke. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ny-firmware-lukker-saarbarheder-amerikanske-pacemakere-opdateringen-burde-gaa-godt-langt-de Version2
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Amazon and Microsoft Want Their AI Assistants to Get Along
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Trump Doesn't Have the Authority to Attack North Korea Without Congress “[The North Korean] regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior," President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning. “All options are on the table.” One option that should not be on the table is a “preventive” American military strike against North Korea without United Nations approval, public
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The Great British Bake Off Keeps the Dream Alive It’s hard to accurately convey how well-loved The Great British Bake Off is in the U.K., just as it’s difficult to explain the appeal of the somewhat eccentric televised baking contest—in which a contestant once fashioned a cake re-creation of his near-death experience—to someone who’s never seen it. When news broke last year that the series had been purchased by a rival network, after airing on
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Inherited herpesvirus study finds links to ancient humansResearch into inherited human herpesvirus 6 identifies origins in a small number of people thousands of years ago and highlights the potential to 'reactivate.'
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Nano chip system measures light from single bacterial cell to enable chemical detectionResearchers at the Hebrew University have created a nanophotonic chip system using lasers and bacteria to observe fluorescence emitted from a single bacterial cell. The novel system paves the way for an efficient and portable on-chip system for diverse cell-based sensing applications, such as detecting chemicals in real-time.
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Adoption of robotics into a hospital's daily operations requires broad cooperationVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the implementation of a logistics robot system at the Seinäjoki Central Hospital in South Ostrobothnia. The aim is to reduce transportation costs, improve the availability of supplies and alleviate congestion on hospital hallways by running deliveries around the clock on every day of the week.
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Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sampleTraditional ways of analyzing soil texture are slow. Danish researchers have shown a new, high-tech method that is fast, cost-effective, and portable. This technique could make it much easier to understand the soil texture of a particular area -- or even large areas across the globe.
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More TV & less physical activity ramps up risk of walking disabilityRisk jumped three-fold for older people who watched more than five hours of TV per day and reported three or fewer hours per week of total physical activity, according to first-of-a-kind study.
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Sampling of the active alpine fault in New Zealand reveals extreme hydrothermal conditionsAn international research team, including Naoki Kato of Osaka University, identified significant pore fluid pressures and temperatures at relatively shallow depths in the active alpine fault of New Zealand, which play an important role in seismic stability. This is because frictional and mechanical properties are primarily controlled by temperature and fluids in fault zones, and thus ultimately in
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Some women with history of pre-eclampsia have significantly lower risk for breast cancerUtilizing samples from the California Teachers Study, Buck Institute researchers have demonstrated that women with a history of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, have as much as a 90 percent decrease in breast cancer risk if they carry a specific common gene variant. Further studies are now underway to determine the mechanism of this protection in an eff
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Using DNA to predict schizophrenia and autismOsaka University researchers show in a multi-institute collaboration that a single amino acid substitution in the protein CX3CR1 may act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism.
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Faulty DNA repair depresses neural developmentOsaka University researchers discover DNA polymerase β (Polβ) deficiency in neural stem cells affects neuronal survival and neural network in the developing brain.
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Beat the heat in 3-D chip stacks with ICECoolIn the Moore's Law race to keep improving computer performance, the IT industry has turned upward, stacking chips like nano-sized 3-D skyscrapers. But those stacks, like the law it's challenging, have their limits, due to overheating. So, our team in New York, alongside colleagues in Zurich, received a 2013 contract to tackle intra-chip cooling from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (D
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Storstilet dansk-polsk gasprojekt rykker tættere påTilstrækkelig mange aktører er interesseret i at bruge en ny gasledning, Baltic Pipe, der kan sende norsk gas ind over Danmark og til Polen, oplyser Energinet, der nu fortsætter projektet sammen med sin polske partner.
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Developing new long-range micro backpacks for beesA project to develop a new means of tracking bees in the landscape is progressing well according to scientists at Bangor University.
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It's Already Time for Crazy Rumors About the Joker Origin Movie A Maleficent sequel is in the works. Daredevil is casting a mysterious new regular for season three. The singer of the next Bond movie’s title theme might be a doozy. Plus, new looks at Kingsman: The Golden Circle and the starship bridges of Star Trek: Discovery , and the cast of iZombie teases the next season. Spoilers! The Joker Warner Bros.’ plans for a Todd Phillips-directed, Martin Scorsese-
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Forty Years of VoyagerLong after they have stopped communicating with Earth, the twin Voyager spacecraft will forever drift among the stars.
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Hijacked devices could track your movement with music Researchers have shown how it’s possible to transform a smart device into a surveillance tool that can collect information about the body position and movements of people near the device. Their approach involves remotely hijacking smart devices to play music embedded with repeating pulses that track a person’s position, body movements, and activities, both in the vicinity of the device as well as
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Will whoever controls gene editing control historical memory?In July, Harvard scientists used a gene-editing technology first developed in 2013 to programme bacteria to do something astounding: play back an animation of a galloping horse.
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Study links groundwater with surface water in Devils RiverA Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) study provides detailed models linking groundwater in a Texas aquifer to the surface flows in one of the state's most pristine rivers. The study shows how karstic pathways of the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer follow the same channels as the Devils River watershed, creating natural springs that sustain the river.
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Male mice found able to bias gender ratios of offspringAn international team of researchers has discovered that contrary to conventional views, a male mammal was found able to exert inadvertent gender bias ratios in his offspring. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes a study they carried out with inbred mice and what they found.
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New mini tool has massive implicationsResearchers have created a miniaturized, portable version of a tool now capable of analyzing Mars' atmosphere -- and that's just one of its myriad possible uses.
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Discovery suggests new significance of unheralded chemical reactionsArgonne and Columbia researchers reveal new significance to a decades-old chemical reaction theory, increasing our understanding of the interaction of gases, relevant to combustion and planetary atmospheres.
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A new estimate of biodiversity on EarthA new research article estimates there are about a thousand times more species than people thought existed, most of them bacteria.
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Hurricane Harvey: Houston Has No Quick Way to Get Rid of FloodwaterThe city is limited by reliance on slow-draining bayous to carry out the rain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fighting mucosal bacteria in the battle against cystic fibrosisMichael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help pursue his research of the disease.
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Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technologySilicon – the second most abundant element in the earth's crust – shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. By replacing graphite anodes with silicon, it is possible to quadruple anode capacity.
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Biofuel breakthroughs bring 'negative emissions' a step closerThe use of biofuels helps reduce human greenhouse gas emissions. That's one reason why some petroleum companies offer petrol containing up to 10% ethanol (a biofuel). But if we are to have any real chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change, it is not enough to reduce our emissions; we must put the process into reverse.
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NO2– not as bad as we thought?Air pollution has been found to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year around the world. As a result, there has been growing public concern about the health impacts of roadside air pollution – especially in the wake of the 2016 Volkswagen scandal, when investigations found that almost a million tonnes of excess pollution had been pumped into the atmosphere in the US alone.
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Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and needNew research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals.
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Were ‘foldamers’ the start of life on Earth? Researchers have developed a computational model that may explain how proteins, DNA, and RNA arose from simpler chemicals when life on Earth emerged around 4 billion years ago. The researchers say their model explains how certain molecules fold and bind together to grow longer and more complex, leading from simple chemicals to primitive biological molecules. Previously scientists learned that the
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Hurricane Harvey’s putting bats at risk—but help is on the way Science Leave wildlife rescue to the people with rabies vaccinations. Waugh Bridge bridge is home to a colony of 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. Volunteers from the Bat World Sanctuary are headed to save them.
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Image of the Day: Hippocampal JalapenoTo tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
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LabQuiz: DNA Kirigami - How Well Do You Play?Genome editing has made it fast and easy to move genes around. With the ability to alter any DNA sequence, the possibilities are endless! Put your DNA fold-and-cut strategy to the test with our LabQuiz. Do you have what it takes to advance your DNA origami expertise to the glistening future of DNA kirigami?
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Panera Markets Food FearPanera Bread goes full Food Babe in their latest ad campaign, which fearmongers about a safe food preservative.
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Developing a forecast system for Atlantic albacore tunaFish population dynamics models are essential tools used to estimate fishing impact and provide key indicators of exploitation. A EU-funded project is helping to provide a new generation of models harnessing the progress made in monitoring using in situ and satellite data.
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Estrogen turns up volume of mating song in female birdsDoes estrogen affect the way females perceive male sexual signals? That is a question a team of Yale researchers explored in a study, focusing on the female house sparrow.
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The Complete Guide to Freeing Up Space on Your Computer Image: MacPaw Windows or macOS running out of room and crawling to a halt as a result? Nowhere to store your latest batch of phone photos or iTunes music purchases ? Dwindling computer storage space is a problem most of us have to face from time to time, and here’s what you can do to ease the pressure. The more empty space you’ve got on your hard drive the better—it gives your OS more room to bre
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Inflammation required for 'smell' tissue regenerationIn a mouse study designed to understand how chronic inflammation in sinusitis damages the sense of smell, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they were surprised to learn that the regeneration of olfactory tissue requires some of the same inflammatory processes and chemicals that create injury and loss of smell in the first place.
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Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serumIn this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what's wrong. But performing rapid, accurate diagnostics on a serum sample without complex and time-consuming manipulations is a tall order. Now, a team reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed a biosensor that overcomes these issues.
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Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genesFrom isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine
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Making 3-D printing saferWithin the past decade, 3-D printers have gone from bulky, expensive curiosities to compact, more affordable consumer products. At the same time, concerns have emerged that nanoparticles released from the machines during use could affect consumers' health. Now researchers report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology a way to eliminate almost all nanoparticle emissions from some of these print
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Wildfires still plaguing British Columbia, CanadaThis year has been particularly hard for British Columbia in their ongoing battles with wildfires. Climate change has caused more wildfires to break out in this area due to hotter temperatures and drier conditions in the summer when wildfires are more apt to break out. The Government of British Columbia has pinpointed the impacts that climate change will have on forest fires going forward.
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Novel enzymatic mechanism for biorefining and sustainable production of biofuelsIn 2010, researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) were the first to describe a new class of enzymes that have created a revolution in the area of biorefining. These enzymes, known as "Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases" or LPMOs, have drastically improved our ability to convert cellulose into fermentable sugar (glucose), which is a key step in the production of so-called se
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Regeringen vil lade virksomheder udbetale 100 pct. af lønnen som medarbejderaktierIDAs formand mener, at det er fint at give mindre teknologivirksomheder bedre muligheder, men kalder andre dele af forslaget »helt ude i hampen«.
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Will Smoking Pot Make Me Vomit Forever? Updated at 4:40 p.m. ET By all accounts, DARE—the acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, an anti-drug education program founded in 1983 and, for a time, taught in up to 75 percent of American middle and high schools—doesn’t work: Students who’ve undergone the program are just as likely to use drugs as those who haven’t, and may be even more likely to drink or smoke cigarettes. That said: DA
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Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standardsDespite the high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the food industry, bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes can still be found in the food processing environment. In a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has now shown that certain Listeria strains – figuratively speaking – take refuge on an island. An "islet" of two genes l
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Researchers develop technique to reuse carbon dioxide and methaneCO2 and methane are the most significant greenhouse gases resulting from human activity, said Hui Wang, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Research team identifies mutations key to antibiotic resistanceTwo genetic mutations could be key to understanding how bacteria retain antibiotic resistance, according to a team led by University of Idaho researchers.
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The long quest for the right pollen: how to really help beesPlanting bee-friendly plants seems to be the new fad in many cities around the globe. In the UK, amateur gardeners regularly try to attract such insects, while in France, farmers have offered land to help beekeepers . In other countries, such as Canada, cities adopt pollinators. Even some companies undertake wildflower planting efforts.
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Study finds tactical gear does not cause police to be more aggressive but more oversight neededThe acquisition of surplus military equipment through the US Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Officers 1033 Program does not cause police to be more aggressive, according to a study published this week by a team of researchers from UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.
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Ny professor skal forbedre lungeundersøgelserJann Mortensen har fået et fem-årigt professorat ved Københavns Universitet, hvor han skal fortsætte sin forskning i mere præcis diagnostik af lungepatienter.
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Hollandsk hjerteforsker til OdenseIsabelle C. Van Gelder bliver i september udnævnt til adjungeret professor ved Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling B på Odense Universitetshospital.
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Politikere vil give patienter mulighed for kortere dødskampSom patient skal man i højere grad selv kunne vælge, om man vil sove ind i døden eller kæmpe til det sidste, lyder det i en kommende politisk aftale.
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Ed Skrein Leaving 'Hellboy' Proves How Easily Hollywood Could Stop WhitewashingWhat would happen if the whole industry followed Ed Skrein's lead?
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Making a Tropical Storm Harvey Donation? Go With CashAs Houston donations rush in, consider not just what to give, but when it can get there.
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3D ‘encyclopedia’ to show vertebrates inside and out A new initiative will take specimens from museum shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making the 3D images available to researchers, educators, students, and you. The oVert project, short for openVertebrate, will complement other museum digitization efforts, by adding a crucial component that has been difficult to capture—specimens’ internal anatomy. With this kind of vir
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Score a Powerful Gaming PC For As Little As $680, Today Only From Amazon HP Omen Gold Box If your current rig is on its last legs, or if you just want a relatively affordable way to get into PC gaming, Amazon’s HP Omen Gold Box has some deals for you . Inside , you’ll find a half dozen gaming PC towers and laptops all marked down to $949 or less, despite some pretty impressive specs in most cases. The catch is that they’re all certified refurbished, but even so, today
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This is probably the worst US flood storm ever, and I’ll never be the same Enlarge / Houston, on Monday, basically all across the city. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) HOUSTON—Lightning crashed all around as I dashed into the dark night. The parking lot outside my apartment building had become swollen with rains, a torrent about a foot deep rushing toward lower ground God knows where. Amazingly, the garage door rose when I punched the button on the opener. Inside I fo
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How the plesiosaurs were able to swim with just flippersA team of researchers from the U.K. and Hungary has solved the mystery of how the dinosaur-era plesiosaurs were able to swim. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes reconstructing parts of the creature to learn how it moved.
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Research explores natural selection in actionThe extreme "polar vortex" winter of 2013–14 did more than set records across the United States; it created conditions for a Harvard graduate student to explore something rarely observed by biologists: natural selection in action.
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X-ray micro-CT enhanced revision of the ant genus Zasphinctus WheelerBiologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation—a former United States president, a writer-activist, and a world-renowned scientist. Using new scanning technology for documenting species, the OIST researchers compiled scans of the ants to create 3D
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Are Women More Emotionally Expressive Than Men?A large multinational study provides some surprises -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Grazing Cattle Trim the Menu for BirdsWhen cattle graze the desert's natural landscape, birds face changes in food availability—and some species are unable to adapt. Jason Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteriaAn international research team co-led by a Monash biologist has shown that methane-oxidising bacteria – key organisms responsible for greenhouse gas mitigation – are more flexible and resilient than previously thought.
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Minister lover Grønland nye søkort efter udflytnings-koksArbejdet med digitale grønlandske søkort har stået stille siden udflytning af Geodatastyrelsen. Ny aftale skal sikre, at de 73 søkort færdiggøres fra næste år.
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Online game challenges players to design on/off switch for CRISPRA Stanford team has launched a new challenge on the Eterna computer game. Players will design a CRISPR-controlling molecule, and with it open the possibility of new research and therapies.
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Numerous fires spread from north to south in OregonFires meander up and down the state of Oregon mostly through the Cascade Mountains in this NASA Aqua satellite image taken on Aug. 28, 2017. The fires were mostly started by lightning strikes and Inciweb is tracking 20 different fires of varied sizes. The largest fire being tracked is the Chetco Bar Fire which is located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, roughly six air miles west of Pearsoll Peak and
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4,300-Year-Old Statue Head Depicts Mystery PharaohA sculpture of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh's head, found at the ancient city of Hazor in Israel, dates back around 4,300 years, to a time when Egyptians were building pyramids.
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Researchers find incoming college students establish separate networks for empathy, funEvery fall, college freshmen begin the familiar tradition of establishing friendships with classmates in their dormitories.
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Volunteers find 'spiders' on mars - but not where they expectedArmchair astronomers have helped Oxford University scientists discover landforms known as 'spiders' on parts of Mars where they were previously thought not to exist.
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Solar cell breakthrough paves the way for new applicationsAn international scientific collaboration has successfully integrated a sub-micron thin, nanophotonic silicon film into a crystalline solar cell for the first time.
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Scientists developing innovative techniques for high-resolution analysis of hybrid materialsBy combining advanced X-ray spectroscopy measurements with calculations based on fundamental "first principles" theory, researchers obtained an atomic-scale view of organo-lead halide perovskites not easily achieved with current technology.
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Zooplankton resilient to long-term warmingTemperature plays an important role in the distribution of ocean plankton communities and has the potential to cause major distribution shifts, as recently observed in the Arctic.
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RNA discoveries could improve stem cell researchA recently described variety of RNA closely associated with gene expression was found to be largely cell-type specific, raising the possibility this variety of RNA sequences may be able to be used as a marker in stem cell research.
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Ny meningitis-test kan redde livI Irland skal et hospital i gang med at bruge ny meningitis-test, som kan give svar på under en time.
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Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio? O n a hot summer day in Nevada City, California, a group of teenage girls are scattered before a stage in the town’s cultural center. They’re studying an analog soundboard, which is covered with so many knobs and levers that it looks like it belongs in the cockpit of an airplane. Onstage, a band is doing a sound check, which requires lots of drumming, strumming, and saying “check” into a micropho
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Plutonium research to advance stockpile safelyConducting an experiment that combines high explosives with plutonium—a special nuclear material used in nuclear weapons—is no trivial matter. Not only do researchers need to ensure the plutonium remains "subcritical" to avoid a nuclear explosion, they must be absolutely certain that these materials are confined in a worst-case scenario. On top of that, they have to be sure they can collect data t
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The secret life of whale sharks no longer a mysteryWhale shark researchers have marked International Whale Shark Day by solving a long-standing mystery about where the world's largest fish go during the Australian spring and summer.
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Properties of strained graphene and other strained two-dimensional atomic materialsSalvador Barazza-Lopez, associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, is part of a team that published a review article on the properties of strained graphene and other strained two-dimensional atomic materials in the prestigious Reports of Progress in Physics, a review-style journal published by the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom that has a large impact factor of 14.3.
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Did Climate Change Intensify Harvey's Catastrophic Effects?Weather was the main driver, but climate change was likely a factor.
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Elbiler kan bane vej for elektriske fly og skibeBedre batteriteknologi til lavere priser gavner ikke kun elbiler. Elektriske fly og skibe kan være næste grønne skridt, siger energiforsker.
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Best Buy Apologizes For Selling $42 Packs of Water While CNBC Asks If Disaster Capitalism Is So Bad An elderly woman leaves her home and is helped into a boat after flooding caused by heavy rain during Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in the Bear Creek neighborhood in west Houston, Texas (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) Did you see those packs of water being sold at a Best Buy store in Houston for as much as $42 per pack? The photos went viral as an example of predatory price-gouging in t
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Saturn plunge nears for Cassini spacecraftNASA's Cassini spacecraft is 18 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge on Sept. 15 is a foregone conclusion—an April 22 gravitational kick from Saturn's moon Titan placed the two-and-a-half ton vehicle on its path for impending destruction. Yet several mission milestones have to occur over the coming two-plus weeks to prepare the vehicle for one last bu
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Nanoscale chip system measures light from a single bacterial cell to enable portable chemical detectionResearchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a nanophotonic chip system using lasers and bacteria to observe fluorescence emitted from a single bacterial cell. To fix the bacteria in place and to route light toward individual bacterial cells, they used V-groove-shaped plasmonic waveguides, tiny aluminum-coated rods only tens of nanometers in diameter. The novel system, described
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Adoption of robotics into a hospital's daily operations requires broad cooperationVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the implementation of a logistics robot system at the Seinäjoki Central Hospital in South Ostrobothnia. The aim is to reduce transportation costs, improve the availability of supplies and alleviate congestion on hospital hallways by running deliveries around the clock on every day of the week. Joint planning and dialogue between the various occupati
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Mathematical Wave Puzzle Shines Light on the Physics of ElectronsA mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Schoolchildren Will Cope With Hurricane Harvey As floodwaters from tropical storm Harvey continue to rise in the nation’s fourth most-populous city, well over 100 districts across southeastern Texas remain shuttered during what for some would have been the opening days of the academic year. The closures affect hundreds of thousands of students. Canceled are the back-to-school barbecues. Postponed are the sounds of clanging lockers and squeaky
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What's Inside K2r Spot LifterThe popular household cleaner erases greasy stains with a potent combination of chemistry.
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Do We Need a Speedometer for artificial intelligence?Measuring how quickly machines are getting smarter could help us prepare for the consequences for society and the economy.
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The Quest to Perfect the Universal Standard Units for ScienceScientists want the universe—not the shaky human hand—to reset Earthly thermometers and scales.
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Meditation Apps Are Incredibly IronicIf your phone makes you crazy, can you really fix that with meditation apps like Calm and Headspace?
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For Broadband Connections, How Fast is Fast Enough?FCC considers changing definition of 'broadband,' in move that could hit rural areas.
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Pumas React to Humans like PreyEven though we do not hunt them for food, the big cats have reason to fear us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Manoush Zomorodi Wants You to Put Down Your PhoneNote to Self’s Manoush Zomorodi is on a mission to reset our relationships with tech. That mission starts with boredom.
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Astronomers reveal new insights into physical properties of the young star system ROXs 12Astronomers have disclosed new information about the young star system ROXs 12 as a result of near-infrared spectroscopic observations of one of the system's components. The findings, presented Aug. 25 in a paper published on arXiv.org, provide new insights into physical properties of ROXs 12 and reveal the existence of an additional companion to this system.
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Rare metals in the HimalayasTwo sub-parallel belts of Cenozoic aged Himalayan leucogranite on the Tibetan Plateau extend east to west over more than 1000 km, and are regarded as the largest granitic belts in the world. Rare-metal mineralization was identified in relation to these leucogranites.
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Your Smart Home Will Give You a HeadacheWe're on the verge of a shift in how smart home devices clamor for our attention. Get ready for Amazon Alexa-enabled push notifications.
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Weightlessness affects health of cosmonauts at molecular levelA team of scientists from Russia and Canada has analyzed the effect of space conditions on the protein composition in blood samples of 18 Russian cosmonauts. The results indicate many significant changes in the human body are caused by space flight. These changes are intended to help the body adapt and take place in all major types of human cells, tissues and organs. The results of the research ha
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Rise of male individuals in stingless bees colonies leads to queen's deathQueens of stingless bee species (Meliponini) face a reproductive dilemma. If they mate with males with which they turn out to share the same sex determination gene, half of their offspring will consist of males, and the colony's workforce will fall by half, given that effectively only the females are workers.
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Surviving This Summer on the InternetFor the past five years, I've turned off social media in August and detoxed from the internet. This year was different.
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My Attention Disorder Was Brought On by my iPhoneI've allowed technology to give me an attention disorder. Here's what I'm doing to reclaim my focus.
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Numeric modelling of nonpoint pollutions in the Chinese Bohai SeaSurface water contamination due to nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants has severely degraded water quality and threatened ecosystems. However, previous research has primarily examined the NPS pollutants in watershed and coastal rivers or soils rather than seawater or bays without assimilation methods, resulting in the model's uncertainty.
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High-speed switching for ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensorsMany next-generation electronic and electro-mechanical device technologies hinge on the development of ferroelectric materials. The unusual crystal structures of these materials have regions in their lattices, called domains, that behave like molecular switches. The alignment of a domain can be toggled by an electric field, which changes the position of atoms in the crystal and switches the polari
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Ingeniøren

Googles termostatsuccess kommer til Danmark – uden termostatenNest lancerer overvågningskameraer og røgalarmer i Danmark. Flagskibsproduktet er på vej, men det er kompliceret at gøre en amerikansk termostat dansk, lyder det fra selskabet.
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US investors shun Quebec firmsA new study led by the UBC Sauder School of Business has found significant US institutional investor bias against firms located in Quebec relative to firms located in the rest of Canada due to language differences.
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Barbers, hair salons market cosmetic surgery on InstagramA new study shows the majority of providers advertising aesthetic surgery services on Instagram are not board certified-plastic surgeons, so patients who respond to the ads are putting themselves at risk. Social media has become the leading destination for consumers -- especially young people -- seeking information about plastic surgery. The ads particularly affect young people, who increasingly w
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ABC News Journalist Reports 'Looters' to Police During Flood, Gets Dragged on Social Media People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The devastation in Texas is horrific. People are just literally trying to keep their heads above water and many have been stranded for days without food . But one ABC News reporter took it upon himself to t
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Statsforvaltningen sender følsomme personoplysninger til den forkerte I forbindelse med en sag i Statsforvaltningen blev en kvindes sagsakter sendt til en uvedkommende i sagen. Menneskelig fejl, siger Statsforvaltningen. Ikke noget unikt, siger Datatilsynet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/personfoelsomme-oplysninger-sendt-forkert-forbindelse-med-samvaerssag-1079545 Version2
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Britisk højhusbrand ændrer danske brandkravBranden i Grenfell Tower har fået Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen til at præcisere afsnit om brandspredning via facader i det kommende bygningsreglement.
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Largest study to date evaluates occupational health risks to hardmetal workersWorkers in the hardmetal industry are not at increased risk for lung cancer or any of 63 other potential causes of death, concluded the largest and most definitive study on this population to date. The study of more than 32,000 workers in five countries was performed after smaller French and Swedish studies indicated that tungsten carbide with a cobalt binder -- the primary ingredients in hardmeta
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Protein turnover could be clue to living longerOveractive protein synthesis found in premature aging disease may also play role in normal aging.
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Nanoparticles loaded with mRNA give disease-fighting properties to cellsA new biomedical tool using nanoparticles that deliver transient gene changes to targeted cells could make therapies for a variety of diseases -- including cancer, diabetes and HIV -- faster and cheaper to develop, and more customizable.
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Dagens Medicin

Fortsat lægevagt i FrederikshavnPLO begærede vagtlægen i Frederikshavn lukket om natten fra 1. september. Men det vil regionen ikke finde sig i.
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Nyt forsøg skal lokke læger til Als Lægekompagniet Nordals bliver centrum for nyt forsøg, der skal sikre bedre lægedækning i hele Danmark.
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Houston's Susceptibility To Flooding Sam Brody, a professor at Texas A&M at Galveston, talks with Ailsa Chang about how Houston area levees, reservoirs, dams and bayous have been holding up during the storm.
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Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions Concern is growing that flood damage from Hurricane Harvey to some of Houston's petrochemical plants may be polluting the air, and could be threatening the water. (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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Fradraget for at investere i forskning vokser til 110 procent, men er det nok?Regeringen kom kun svagt ønskerne om højere skattefradrag til virksomheder, der investerer i forskning, i møde, og effekten bliver derfor marginal.
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Vindgiganter rekrutterer de bedste ingeniører på sommerskole Siemens og Vestas støtter begge sommerskole i vindkraft i samarbejde med Aarhus Universitet. Initiativet er en del af strategien for at sikre sig unge talenter og holde på den danske førerposition inden for vindkraft. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/vindgiganter-rekrutterer-de-bedste-ingenioerer-paa-sommerskole-9637 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Nanomaterial tracking to limit impacts on the environmentSafer sun cream, energy-storing plastics, non-stick surfaces, richer fertilisers and sweat-proof clothes – the evolution of nanotechnology, which utilises the special properties of small clusters of atoms, has led to an abundance of new products. However, relatively little is known about what happens when these nanomaterials enter the environment.
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Dagens Medicin

Mødet med de danske vikarlæger Bøger. Den svenske læge Per Malm beskriver i en ny selvbiografi oplevelser fra sine mange år som distriktslæge i Sverige – og skriver bl.a. om nogle af mange danske vikarlæger, han har mødt i karrieren.
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The Atlantic

The Looming Consequences of Breathing Mold The flooding of Houston is a health catastrophe unfolding publicly in slow motion. Much of the country is watching as 50 inches of water rise around the chairs of residents in nursing homes and submerge semitrucks. Some 20 trillion gallons of water are pouring onto the urban plain, where developers have paved over the wetlands that would drain the water. The toll on human life and health so far h
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’Simpel’ løsning skal bringe sten og jordprøver hjem fra Mars hurtigst muligtNasa overvejer et Mars-landingsfartøj, der allerede i slutningen af 2020’erne kan gøre det muligt at analysere prøver for tegn på liv i planetens fortid.
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Europe’s X-ray laser fires up High-speed shooter will help scientists to make molecular movies. Nature 548 507 doi: 10.1038/548507a
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Legal threat exposes gaps in climate-change planning Australian lawsuit highlights how difficult it is to turn global warming data into useful advice. Nature 548 508 doi: 10.1038/548508a
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Et halvt års gratis prøvetid sikrer robot-succesI 2013 fik maskinfabrikken NSM mulighed for at låne en robot gratis i et halvt år. Den har man aldrig givet slip på igen, og siden har virksomheden fået to robotter mere. Den nye teknologi har været med til at løfte virksomheden, mener både ledelse og medarbejdere – også selvom det har været en k...
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Sydeuropa vil skrue op for airconditionForskere forudser, at energiforbruget i Europa i fremtiden vil ændre sig afhængigt af klimaforandringer. I de nordiske lande vil vi bruge mindre energi, mens sydeuropæerne er nødt til at bruge mere for at køle ned.
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Dog walkers motivated by happiness, not healthIt appears to be a case of 'do what makes you happy' for people who regularly walk their dogs. According to new University of Liverpool research, owners are motivated to go dog walking because it makes them feel happy, not because of other health and social benefits.
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Dagens Medicin

Nu er hver 10. praksislæge i Nordjylland ansat i regionsklinik Lægemanglen i Nordjylland vokser næsten dobbelt så hurtigt som i resten af landet.
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Science | The Guardian

Plastics: a villainous material? Or a victim of its own success? – Science Weekly podcast Nicola Davis delves into the world of plastics to find out exactly how and why they became so widespread, and what can now be done to curtail the ever-present problems they can cause Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Earlier this year, the first global analysis of all mass–produced plastics found that
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Are ravens as fast as on Game of Thrones? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ella DaviesEvery day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries When it comes to speed records, one animal beats all others on both land and a Google search. But the cheetah has now been usurped by the not-so-humble raven. This is thanks to a particularly fantastical bit of editing in the penultimate episode of season
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What exhibits in a museum are genuine? Visitors are often confounded by the idea that some specimens are not originals, but this does not make them fake or guesswork Perhaps the most common question that is posed to museum staff and educators dealing with things like fossils and other artefacts is: “Is it real?”. In itself, it’s a perfectly reasonable question, especially when someone has the unexpected privilege to touch and hold a s
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