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{beta}2-Adrenoreceptor is a regulator of the {alpha}-synuclein gene driving risk of Parkinsons disease Copy number mutations implicate excess production of α-synuclein as a possibly causative factor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Using an unbiased screen targeting endogenous gene expression, we discovered that the β2-adrenoreceptor (β2AR) is a regulator of the α-synuclein gene ( SNCA ). β2AR ligands modulate SNCA transcription through histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation of its promoter and enhancers. Ov
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Dynamic multinuclear sites formed by mobilized copper ions in NOx selective catalytic reduction Copper ions exchanged into zeolites are active for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) with ammonia (NH 3 ), but the low-temperature rate dependence on copper (Cu) volumetric density is inconsistent with reaction at single sites. We combine steady-state and transient kinetic measurements, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and first-principles calculations to demonstrat
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An algal photoenzyme converts fatty acids to hydrocarbons Although many organisms capture or respond to sunlight, few enzymes are known to be driven by light. Among these are DNA photolyases and the photosynthetic reaction centers. Here, we show that the microalga Chlorella variabilis NC64A harbors a photoenzyme that acts in lipid metabolism. This enzyme belongs to an algae-specific clade of the glucose-methanol-choline oxidoreductase family and catalyz
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Hydrogenation of fluoroarenes: Direct access to all-cis-(multi)fluorinated cycloalkanes All-c is -multifluorinated cycloalkanes exhibit intriguing electronic properties. In particular, they display extremely high dipole moments perpendicular to the aliphatic ring, making them highly desired motifs in material science. Very few such motifs have been prepared, as their syntheses require multistep sequences from diastereoselectively prefunctionalized precursors. Herein we report a synt
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The intestinal microbiota regulates body composition through NFIL3 and the circadian clock The intestinal microbiota has been identified as an environmental factor that markedly affects energy storage and body-fat accumulation in mammals, yet the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here we show that the microbiota regulates body composition through the circadian transcription factor NFIL3. Nfil3 transcription oscillates diurnally in intestinal epithelial cells, and the amplitude of t
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Structure of the complete elongation complex of RNA polymerase II with basal factors In the early stage of transcription, eukaryotic RNA polymerase II (Pol II) exchanges initiation factors with elongation factors to form an elongation complex for processive transcription. Here we report the structure of the Pol II elongation complex bound with the basal elongation factors Spt4/5, Elf1, and TFIIS. Spt4/5 (the Spt4/Spt5 complex) and Elf1 modify a wide area of the Pol II surface. El
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Structural basis of the redox switches in the NAD+-reducing soluble [NiFe]-hydrogenase NAD + (oxidized form of NAD:nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)–reducing soluble [NiFe]-hydrogenase (SH) is phylogenetically related to NADH (reduced form of NAD + ):quinone oxidoreductase (complex I), but the geometrical arrangements of the subunits and Fe–S clusters are unclear. Here, we describe the crystal structures of SH in the oxidized and reduced states. The cluster arrangement is similar
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Fertile offspring from sterile sex chromosome trisomic mice Having the correct number of chromosomes is vital for normal development and health. Sex chromosome trisomy affects 0.1% of the human population and is associated with infertility. We show that during reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), fibroblasts from sterile trisomic XXY and XYY mice lose the extra sex chromosome through a phenomenon we term trisomy-biased chromosome loss
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Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts" Kattel et al . (Reports, 24 March 2017, p. 1296) report that a zinc on copper (Zn/Cu) surface undergoes oxidation to zinc oxide/copper (ZnO/Cu) during carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) hydrogenation to methanol and conclude that the Cu-ZnO interface is the active site for methanol synthesis. Similar experiments conducted two decades ago by Fujitani and Nakamura et al . demonstrated that Zn is attached to fo
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Response to Comment on "Active sites for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol on Cu/ZnO catalysts" In their Comment on the our recent Report, Nakamura et al . argue that our x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis was affected by the presence of formate species on the catalyst surface. This argument is not valid because the reactant gases were evacuated at temperatures from 525 to 575 kelvin, conditions under which formate is not stable on the catalyst surface. An analysis of the XPS r
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Island biogeography: Taking the long view of natures laboratories Islands provide classic model biological systems. We review how growing appreciation of geoenvironmental dynamics of marine islands has led to advances in island biogeographic theory accommodating both evolutionary and ecological phenomena. Recognition of distinct island geodynamics permits general models to be developed and modified to account for patterns of diversity, diversification, lineage
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Congressional Hearing About Net Neutrality Postponed Because Tech CEOs Didn't Want To Testify Photo: AP A congressional hearing on net neutrality that was slated for September 7 isn’t happening after several major tech companies did not accept invitations for their CEOs to testify. Executives from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Verizon were invited to address the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but—even after the committee extended the deadline to wait for their responses—app
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Upgrade All of Your Pots and Pans to Tri-Ply For $180 Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 12-Piece Set , $180 Cuisinart’s Multiclad Pro cookware uses the same steel and aluminum triple-ply construction of All-Clad pans, but at $180 for a complete set , you can actually afford to buy them. That’s an all-time low for this collection, which rarely dips below $200. If you’re still using the $10 pans you bought when you moved into your first apartment, these are goi
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Why These Bats Laugh in the Face of North America’s Most Venomous Scorpion A pallid bat pouncing on a giant desert hairy scorpion, which is larger than the Arizona bark scorpion. (Image: Anand Varma) When pallid bats are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, they shrug it off as if nothing even happened, which is odd considering this predatory arachnid is the most venomous scorpion in all of North America. New research explains how this unusual level of immunity is possibl
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Armageddon: scientists calculate how stars can nudge comets to strike Earth Plotting how often stars stray into the Oort cloud allows astronomers to assess the risk of all life being wiped out by a cosmic cataclysm The collision of a giant comet with the Earth is one of the most violent and cataclysmic events that could befall our planet. It has happened in the past, but the odds of another such catastrophe have remained uncertain. Now astronomers have performed the cosm
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How labs are coping with Hurricane Harvey's devastating floods Advance planning has kept some Texas facilities safe during the unprecedented storm. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22542
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At Least One Star Will Have a Very Close Encounter With Our Sun GIF Image: NASA Solar Dynamics Laboratory The Sun is good. Without our hot, gas ball of a friend, we’d all be dead. More accurately, we would have never been born! So it’s a good thing that our Sun has escaped some very close encounters with other stars throughout its lifetime. But the danger isn’t over yet. New research from the European Space Agency (ESA) studied the motions of 300,000 stars in
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This Is What Happens When You Put 300,000 Miles On A Tesla Model S If you live on the West Coast, the company Tesloop can give you a ride if you’re traveling around California. As you can expect, the company’s cars accrue serious mileage in a short timespan—and indeed, Tesloop says its first car, a Model S, just rolled over 300,000 miles on the odometer. Here’s how it held up. The vehicle, dubbed “eHawk,” hit the milestone on Tuesday. It’s the only Model S in Te
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Lawsuit: Amazon sold eclipse glasses that cause “permanent blindness” Enlarge (credit: ODOT ) A South Carolina couple claims in a proposed federal class-action lawsuit that Amazon sold defective eclipse-watching glasses that partially blinded them during the historic coast-to-coast solar eclipse on August 21. Corey Payne and fiancée Kayla Harris say in their lawsuit that because of the eyewear Payne purchased from Amazon, the couple is now suffering from "blurrines
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Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolutionNewly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa -- with ape-like feet.
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The Long, Strange Trip of Tulip Fever to Theaters Since 2004, Hollywood has been working to adapt the Deborah Moggach novel Tulip Fever , which has long been seen as a major prestige project with Oscar potential. Tom Stoppard, the legendary British playwright, wrote the screenplay for the final iteration of the film. The movie stars three Academy Award winners (Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench, and Christoph Waltz), along with up-and-coming stars lik
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Wells Fargo Has Found 1.4 Million More Phony Accounts, Somehow Still Has Customers The Wells Fargo bogus account problem is about 70 percent worse than the bank originally declared in 2016. Last September, federal regulators revealed that Wells Fargo had created about 2 million unauthorized bank and credit card accounts that customers weren’t even aware of. The findings came from a consulting firm hired by Wells Fargo. The scandal stems largely from CEO John Stumpf pushing his
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Majority of Top Government Science Jobs UnfilledOnly 12 positions out of 44 have received nominations, and half of Trump's nominees have strong ties to the industries they would oversee, a new report shows.
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Ants, Seaweed, Chocolate Beer And (Maybe) Less Meat: The Future Of Food When it comes to finding and preparing food, we're a continually inventive species. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: What are the food trends of the future? (Image credit: Amarita/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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I Tried a Bunch of DNA Tests and All I Got Was a Bunch of Useless Data Illustration by Sam Woolley/Gizmodo Media As a young child, every morning at sunrise I would wake up to tap dance on the patio outside my mom’s bedroom door, much to my poor mom’s chagrin. These sunrise salutations became an enduring family story, as did my habit of getting up with the sun. Imagine my surprise, then, when a DNA test recently suggested that I am, in fact, a night owl. This persona
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Protein transport channel offers new target for thwarting pathogenA bacterium that attacks people suffering from chronic lung disease and compromised immune systems could be halted by disrupting the distribution channels the organism uses to access the nutrient-rich cytoplasm of its host cell.
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What a New Trump Administration Hire Could Mean for For-Profit Colleges The Trump administration has tapped Julian Schmoke, a former DeVry University administrator, to lead the Education Department’s student-aid enforcement unit. The move provoked complaints from critics who pointed out that DeVry recently settled several claims brought against it by regulators alleging it had engaged in some of the very abuses the unit is charged with eliminating. Schmoke’s hiring w
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Apple will hold its iPhone event on September 12 Enlarge (credit: Apple) "Let's meet at our place" is the greeting on Apple's invite to its fall event, which lands on September 12 this year. The presentation will be held in the newly constructed Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino headquarters. The theater was specifically designed to host Apple events, and what better way to christen the new space than with what is expected to be a big
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Apple sets likely iPhone event for Sept. 12 (Update)Apple sent out invitations Thursday to a first-ever media event in the Steve Jobs Theater at its new "spaceship" campus in Silicon Valley.
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'Tsunami-sunk' Roman ruins discovered in TunisiaVast underwater Roman ruins have been discovered off northeast Tunisia, apparently confirming a theory that the city of Neapolis was partly submerged by a tsunami in the 4th century AD.
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Comcast sues Vermont to avoid building 550 miles of new cable lines Enlarge (credit: Comcast) Comcast has sued the state of Vermont to try to avoid a requirement to build 550 miles of new cable lines. Comcast's lawsuit against the Vermont Public Utility Commission (VPUC) was filed Monday in US District Court in Vermont and challenges several provisions in the cable company's new 11-year permit to offer services in the state. One of the conditions in the permit sa
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Racial and ethnic disparities show up in NICU care Babies’ racial and ethnic identities influence the quality of medical care they receive in neonatal intensive care units, new research in California suggests. The study examined medical care of more than 18,000 of the state’s smallest babies at 134 California hospitals. “For many of these infants, their time in the NICU sets them on track for their entire life…” The disparities were not uniform:
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What happens when you heat the Antarctic ocean by a single degree? Environment Hint: it’s nothing good. Researchers heated an Antarctic seabed to see how the animals that live there would respond—a hint of the warming climate to come.
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There's a Good Reason This Weird, Old Cassette Format Didn't Work Out GIF Before optical and then digital storage, magnetic tape was the standard. In the rush to develop dominant formats, we know Betamax lost out of VHS due to price (and because VHS captured the burgeoning porn market). But why did Phillips’s compact cassette become the standard while almost no one has ever heard of the Sanyo Micro-Pack? As YouTuber Techmoan demonstrates , Sanyo’s Channel Master wa
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Apple's Next iPhones Will Officially Be Announced September 12 Journalists got a nice invitation today confirming Apple’s rumored press event on September 12. The keynote, held at Apple’s new campus, will very likely be the place that Apple announces its new line of iPhones: the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and the Anniversary iPhone. The latter has been the focus of leaks out of Cupertino for months now. The device will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and wil
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How a bunch of bird brains led to the development of touch screensDid you know that the origin and development of touch screen technology can be directly tied to one of the world's most famous behavioral scientists and a bunch of pigeons? This strange and fascinating part of science history is highlighted in the latest NISTory video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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NASA sees powerful thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Lidia's centerThe Eastern Pacific Ocean's potential tropical cyclone has developed into Tropical Storm Lidia. NASA's Aqua satellite observed some very high, towering thunderstorms in two areas of the storm and because of its close proximity to land, warnings are already in effect for areas in Mexico.
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Broadcast Journalist Alison Stewart Joins The Atlantic’s Events Division as Contributing Editor Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2017)-- Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist Alison Stewart has joined The Atlantic’s events division, AtlanticLIVE , as a contributing editor. In this role, Stewart will serve as a frequent moderator for The Atlantic’s vast portfolio of events on a range of topics, from healthcare innovations, to social justice, to the future of work. She will be a featured mod
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How New Technology Is Changing Eid Celebrations On Friday, Muslims around the world will buy a sacrificial animal, have it slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, and divide up the meat between their family, their relatives, and the poor. The ritual slaughter is among the central traditions of a joyous feast called Eid al-Adha, the larger of the two annual festivals in Islam, which marks the end of the annual hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.
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Addressing domestic violence should be part of recovery plan during natural disastersResearchers at the University of Missouri have now identified a framework that can help victims of domestic violence before, during and after disaster events.
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Yawning -- why is it so contagious and why should it matter?Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts at the University of Nottingham have published research that suggests the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex -- an area of the brain responsible for motor function. Their study is another stage in their research into the underlying b
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Chemo-boosting drug discovered for leukemiaDrugs developed to treat heart and blood vessel problems could be used in combination with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of adult leukemia, new research led by the Francis Crick Institute reveals.
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Scents and social preference: Neuroscientists ID the roots of attractionCulminating a series of studies stretching back eight years, UC San Diego biologists have identified the cellular and molecular basis for social preference, known in the animal kingdom as 'imprinting.' Through in vivo experiments, the researchers found the neurological roots of kinship attraction and aversion. They also employed genetics screening to find the regulators controlling this behavior.
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What changes when you warm the Antarctic Ocean just 1 degree? LotsAfter warming a natural seabed in the Antarctic Ocean by just 1° or 2° Celsius, researchers observed massive impacts on a marine assemblage, as growth rates nearly doubled. The findings of what the researchers call the 'most realistic ocean warming experiment to date' reported in Current Biology on Aug. 31 show that the effects of future warming may far exceed expectations.
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Bacterial protein acts as aphrodisiac for choanoflagellatesUnited States researchers investigating how single-celled organisms evolved to become multicellular stumbled across a strange phenomenon during their experiments: Single-celled eukaryotes called choanoflagellates, which are the closest living relatives to animals, begin to sexually reproduce in response to a protein produced by bacteria. Why this happens in natural settings is still unclear, thoug
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Artificial warming trial reveals striking sea-floor changes Researchers deliberately heated up a slice of the Antarctic sea bed to see how ecosystems responded. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22543
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Matter: Hot Spots in a Freezing Ocean Offer Lessons in Climate ChangeScientists dropped heated panels into the seas off the Antarctic coast. Some microscopic species thrived; others suffered.
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Burying Beetles' Embalming Butt Juice Is Even Worse Than It Sounds Image: Kebman/Flickr Creative Commons Burying beetles ( Nicrophorus ) are hard to miss. The insects aren’t big, but most species are painted with vibrant, orange blotches on a glossy black background. According to new research , walking around dressed in their Halloween best may have a much more important function for the beetles than just looking like Beavers fans . The coloration may be “aposem
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Femto-Spacecraft Could Travel to Alpha CentauriEarth’s nearest exoplanet twin orbits a star about four light years from here. Now scientists say it’s possible to visit this system in our lifetimes by propelling a tiny spacecraft on the tip of a laser beam.
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The XYZprinting da Vinci Color 3-D Printer Spits Out Action Figures in Full ColorThe machine merges ink jet tech with 3-D printing.
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Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system Four of seven mysterious worlds orbiting a nearby star might bear large quantities of water, scientists have revealed, offering a tantalising boost to the possibility of finding life beyond our solar system. Just 39 light-years away from Earth,
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Bacterial protein acts as aphrodisiac for choanoflagellatesUnited States researchers investigating how single-celled organisms evolved to become multicellular stumbled across a strange phenomenon during their experiments: Single-celled eukaryotes called choanoflagellates, which are the closest living relatives to animals, begin to sexually reproduce in response to a protein produced by bacteria. Why this happens in natural settings is still unclear, thoug
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What changes when you warm the Antarctic Ocean just 1 degree? LotsAfter warming a natural seabed in the Antarctic Ocean by just 1° or 2° Celsius, researchers observed massive impacts on a marine assemblage, as growth rates nearly doubled. The findings of what the researchers call the "most realistic ocean warming experiment to date" reported in Current Biology on August 31 show that the effects of future warming may far exceed expectations.
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Fire, Dust Storms, and Scorching Heat: This Year's Burning Man Sounds Like the End of Days Photo: AP Visitors to the Burning Man festival are really getting to live out their Mad Max dreams this year. But it isn’t so much post-apocalyptic as it is just apocalyptic. Dust storms and a heat wave ensured that it was going to be a rough event from the beginning, and now an enormous wildfire has shut down the main road that accesses the week long celebration. Attendees have been gathering in
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"What the Health" Documentary: A ReviewSome thoughts on the latest of a growing number of food- and health-related documentaries, along with some thoughts about this documentary genre, in general. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA sees powerful thunderstorms in Tropical Storm Lidia's centerThe Eastern Pacific Ocean's potential tropical cyclone has developed into Tropical Storm Lidia. NASA's Aqua satellite observed some very high, towering thunderstorms in two areas of the storm and because of its close proximity to land, warnings are already in effect for areas in Mexico.
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How a bunch of bird brains led to the development of touch screensDuring WWII, B.F. Skinner and scientists at NIST worked on a project that trained pigeons to be bomber pilots. Although the birds never did any actual missions, the results helped to create modern touch screens.
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New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disordersOngoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior -- and may lead to new discoveries in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders, according to a review and update in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Scientists want to turn our gut bacteria into medicine Health Bugs not drugs. Scientists show how a specific strain of microbes helps control glucose homeostasis in mice. In the future, this could mean more targeted and powerful probiotics in…
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All the Glorious New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Toys Revealed for Force Friday II (UPDATED) There has been an awakening, Star Wars fans—one that threatens the structural integrity of your wallet far more than it does the galaxy far, far away. That’s right: it’s Force Friday II, meaning that from 12:01 am tonight, September 1, the very first toys from The Last Jedi are going on sale. Get a look at everything we know will be available—and we’ll be adding more all day. 3.75-Inch Action Fig
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Today's Best Deals: Boots, SSDs, Cookware, and More Samsung SSDs , Cuisinart tri-ply cookware , and Merrell boots lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Samsung 2.1 Channel Sound Bar , $198 If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, stop what you’re doing and check out this Samsung sound bar , marked down to an all-time low $198
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So Long, Sue! Famed T. Rex Makes Way for Bigger BeastAfter spending nearly 18 years in the Field Museum's great hall in Chicago, Sue — the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered — will move to an exhibit upstairs, making room for the world's largest known dinosaur: a titanosaur.
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Beating the heat with nanoparticle filmsIt is a truth acknowledged throughout much of the world, that a car sitting in the sun on a summer's day must be sweltering. However, a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Santa Fe, New Mexico-based IR Dynamics may soon challenge that truth.
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Ultraviolet light may be ultra important in search for lifeIn everyday life, ultraviolet, or UV, light earns a bad reputation for being responsible for sunburns and other harmful effects on humans. However, research suggests that UV light may have played a critical role in the emergence of life on Earth and could be a key for where to look for life elsewhere in the Universe.
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Why MoviePass's Crazy Cheap Subscription Just Might Work A few weeks ago, MoviePass dropped the price of its subscription service that allows you to go to the movies as much as you want for $9.95 per month, and its user numbers jump ed through the roof. The collective reaction has boiled down to “How the hell is that supposed to work?” Well, it might not be as crazy as it sounds. As a co-founder of Netflix and the President of Redbox, Mitch Lowe was a
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Caching system could make data centers more energy efficientThis week, at the International Conference on Very Large Databases, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are presenting a new system for data center caching that uses flash memory, the kind of memory used in most smartphones.
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Kids don’t sleep as well when mom has insomnia Children may have lower sleep quality if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms, potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development, a new study suggests. Analyzing data from nearly 200 healthy 7-12 year old children and their parents, the researchers studied the relationship between the parents’ insomnia symptoms and their children’s sleep quality. “The findings show that children
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Nanoparticles can help scientists brighten their research—but they also can throw off microscopic measurementsGold nanoparticles brighten the fluorescent dyes researchers use to highlight and study proteins, bacteria and other cells, but the nanoparticles also introduce an artifact that makes the dye appear removed from the target it's illuminating.
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Researcher develops a chatbot that already is a reference in healthcareFlorence is an online personal health assistant that helps users to manage their health & wellness care. This "virtual friend" has evolved from being a simple symptom checker to become focused on two main features with high demand: health tracking and med & pill reminding, powered by an intelligent automated messaging system. One of the project team members, André Fialho, is a MIT Portugal Bioengi
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There are some crazy medical codes out there—here are the weirdest on record Enlarge / Watch out for that cow. (credit: Getty | Tim Graham ) The World Health Organization sets a list of medical conditions into well-used code called the “ International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ,” or ICD for short. The official alphanumeric ciphers are used in medical records and insurance claims worldwide, noting the wide range of ailments and cond
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The Myth of American Universities as Inequality-Fighters How can the U.S. solve the problem of lasting poverty? For some, the answer starts with education. Many studies show that young people who go to college earn more than their non-college peers, and that teenagers from poor families that attend selective schools especially benefit. While the country’s neighborhoods may be stratified, and its boardrooms may be biased, at least the nation’s best univ
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Kinesisk tog skal køre 2.000 km/t - under vandetAlmindelige højhastighedstog er snart ikke nok - kinesiske forskere foreslår vakuumtog i flydende tunnel.
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More Than a Dozen New Cosmic Radio Bursts Detected From Deep Space Artist’s depiction of a rupturing magnetar—a rotating neutron star with an extremely strong magnetic field. These exotic objects could be the source of the mysterious cosmic bursts observed by scientists. (Image: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger) Scientists on the hunt for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence have detected 15 Fast Radio Bursts from a dwarf galaxy located three b
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As Uber struggles, Lyft expands into 32 more states Enlarge / A Lyft ride in San Francisco, California. (credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Lyft) The ride-hailing app Lyft will make its biggest expansion yet in an attempt to grab customers from Uber, its much-larger rival. A spokesperson said that Lyft's expansion into 32 additional states means that the pink-mustached ride-hailing service will be available to 94 percent of the US population. T
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Researchers introduce idea for new molecules, innovation, valueWith crude oil selling for less than $50 a barrel, there's little economic incentive to develop biorenewable chemicals as only drop-in replacements for petrochemicals.
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New VR Dating Show Asks: What If The Sims Were Misshapen and Horny? Image: Virtually Dating Your mouth doesn’t move when you talk and your slightly misshapen legs bend away from your body. But it’s a first date so you’re making the best of it. Mood lighting and romantic music come on, so you move in closer for a dance. “I like the way my hand goes through your entire neck.” That’s what happens when you try and find your soulmate outside of meatspace. GIF Image: V
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The Strange Future Hurricane Harvey Portends Humans have begun an international project to move water around the world, far more ambitious than any network of aqueducts or hydroelectric dams ever constructed or conceived. The drivers of this global system are billowing vapors, which trap heat and propel the world’s water faster and farther around the globe. The first results of this project may already be seen in the outrageous rainfall tot
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People become more economically conservative when angeredPeople tend to lean more economically conservative when they're angry, according to an article recently published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The two co-authors, University of Cincinnati assistant professor of marketing Anthony Salerno and University of Manitoba assistant professor Keri Kettle, came to the conclusion after running multiple studies that included more than 1,000 p
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Center for Biorenewable Chemicals introduces idea for new molecules, innovation, valueLeaders of the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University are proposing a new model for creating, applying and commercializing chemicals made from corn stalks, wood chips and other sources of biomass. The model calls for identifying "bioprivileged molecules" that offer unique properties that could lead to new products.
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Why the rise of the robots could allow humans to flourish again | Giles Fraser: Loose canonNobody’s job is safe. But a citizen’s income in a post-work world could see us avoid the Terminator scenario and return to pre-capitalist sources of value Semi-automated truck convoys are soon to be tested on UK roads . Perhaps, one day, human beings won’t be allowed to drive. Perhaps it will be considered too risky to put an easily distractible human being in charge of a ton or more of fast-movin
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Razer's Giant Laptop Gets Way Cheaper Version All images: Razer Affordability and Razer are not, typically, words that go together. The PC peripheral company has developed a reputation in the last few years for making sharp looking laptops that are ultra thin and ultra pricey for the guts inside of them. But the new 1080p Razer Blade Pro, at $2300, is positively reasonable. No one else is making a giant laptop that is this thin and powerful
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NASA sees Typhoon Sanvu's large eyeTyphoon Sanvu developed an eye that was about 28 nautical-miles wide when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image.
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Satellite eyes Tropical Storm Irma swirling in eastern AtlanticNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irma in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of the storm on the move.
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If the Universe Was a Symphony, Here's What Saturn Would Sound Like Astrophysicists turn Saturn's moons and rings into music. Read More
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Engine maker Cummins shows off all-electric truck, high-efficiency diesels Cummins This week, diesel truck engine company Cummins made an unusual announcement. In addition to several new high-efficiency diesel engines, it also showed off an all-electric truck called the Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV. The truck is just a concept at the moment, but it’s coming in the nick of time—just as Tesla is about to announce its own semi EV . The 18,000-pound tractor cab, built by
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Otter 'social learning' observed in Anglia Ruskin University studyResearchers observe smooth-coated otters watching and learning from each other.
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The Student Who Broke My Heart This is the seventh installment in an audio series called What My Students Taught Me. Each episode features a teacher reflecting on a particularly challenging student, whenever possible in counterpoint with the student’s version of the same events. Listen to the sixth one here or subscribe on iTunes . In parts of New Orleans, Michael Ricks is a legendary educator—known for his full girth and even
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Satellite eyes Tropical Storm Irma swirling in eastern AtlanticNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irma in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of the storm on the move.
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Drugs found to be more effective against depression than electric currentResearchers concluded that medicinal therapy was more than twice as effective as low-intensity brain stimulation, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Exploring periodontitis in patients with Chédiak-Higashi syndromeIADR and AADR have published an article titled 'Periodontitis in Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome: An Altered Immunoinflammatory Response' in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research. In this study sought to determine the periodontal status of patients with severe and mild forms of Chédiak-Higashi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in the lysosomal trafficking regulator gene -- a gene
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NASA sees Typhoon Sanvu's large eyeTyphoon Sanvu developed an eye that was about 28 nautical-miles wide when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image.
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This Is the R2-D2 Robot Toy I've Dreamed About Since I Was a Kid GIF Image: Carmen Hilbert/Gizmodo Like millions of other kids around the world, after seeing the original trilogy, R2-D2 instantly became my favorite Star Wars character. He seemed like the perfect sidekick, but the real Artoo was from a galaxy far, far away from mine, and the toy versions of the little droid were always lifeless clones of the character I adored. Thirty years later there’s still
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I Slayed Star Wars Villains With This New AR Lightsaber Setup Flashlights and toy lightsaber might do a decent job of making you feel like a Jedi when you’re twelve, and fancy prop reproductions might do the job when you’re adult. But it is all still make believe. You’re not taking on Darth Vader in your living room, you’re waving a toy and making “vrm vrrm” noises. A new augmented reality game from Disney hopes to change that. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is
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How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer GranickWhat's stopping the American government from recording your phone calls, reading your emails and monitoring your location? Very little, says surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick. The government collects all kinds of information about you easily, cheaply and without a warrant -- and if you've ever participated in a protest or attended a gun show, you're likely a person of interes
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From Hawk To Horse: Animal Rescues During Hurricane Harvey A storm of this magnitude affects many animals. Uplifting videos show people rescuing all kinds of animals from Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters, says anthropologist Barbara J. King. (Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)
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Car-Size 'Loch-Ness Monster' Was Runt of the LitterAn ancient sea monster the size of a car might sound like a behemoth, but it was quite small compared with its ginormous cousins, some of which reached bus lengths, new research finds.
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Briton extradited from Germany for allegedly hacking two UK banksA British man was due in court on Thursday after being extradited from Germany for allegedly launching cyber attacks against two of Britain's best known high-street banks and attempting to blackmail them.
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Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planetsAn international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water. This includes the three planets within the habitable zone of the star, lending further weight to t
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A Map of the Universe, According to René Descartes Cartesian vortices are *so* 17-th century. Read More
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Make Your Walls Pop With This Sitewide Discount From Pop Chart Lab [Exclusive] 25% off everything with code GIZMO25. If your spring cleaning doesn’t involve revamping your home goods, what are you even doing? Add some awesome infographics to your walls with 25% off sitewide at Pop Chart Lab . Get everything from the Connected Characters of Seinfeld to every single bird in North America . Enter the code GIZMO25 at checkout to see your discount. And if you need an attractive
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Tomato hair holds clues to evolution New research on tomato hair, or trichomes, clarifies how tomatoes ended up with a special kind of metabolite called acylsugars. Acylsugars are found only in the Solanaceae family, which includes tomato and petunia plants. These specialized metabolites have a wide variety of structures and are made by different enzymes working together to carry out a series of biochemical reactions. Tomatoes’ acyl
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New dads are older than ever Dads in the United States are getting older, a four-decade study of 168,867,480 live births shows. In that time frame, the average age of fathers of newborns rose by 3.5 years. Men over the age of 40 now account for about 9 percent of all US births and men over the age of 50 account for nearly 1 percent. The findings come from the first comprehensive analysis of all live births reported to a fede
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New Nest Thermostat swaps stainless steel for plastic, lowers price to $169 Alphabet's smart home division, Nest, has an all-new smart thermostat. The Nest Thermostat E takes a cost-cutting pass on the smart thermostat guts and software, sticks it in a plastic case, and lowers the price to $169. Most of the functionality and features survive, but, without the super-premium stainless steel body of the regular Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest is willing to cut the price from
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Amazon Hit with Lawsuit over Eclipse Glasses A couple says the product did not adequately protect their eyes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here's How One Man Beat the Crowds to View the Total Solar EclipseA "golden ticket" to an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet turned out to be the ticket for viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Photos: The Adventure Behind Eclipse ChasingImages from a man's adventures to capture gorgeous images of the August 21 total solar eclipse at Grand Teton National Park
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Blink and You'll Miss It: Trap-Jaw Ant's Strike Is Swift, Deadly, UniqueX-ray scanners and high-speed video captured views of trap-jaw ants' jaws in action — inside and out.
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For older adults with chronic conditions, non-drug behavioral treatments may helpIn a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers note that little is known about treating symptoms of multiple illnesses because people with two or more conditions are usually excluded from studies for specific diseases.
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Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planetsAn international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water. This includes the three planets within the habitable zone of the star, lending further weight to t
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Researchers find beta blockers have positive effect in pulmonary arterial hypertensionA team of Cleveland Clinic researchers found that a common heart disease medication, beta blockers, may help treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a debilitating lung disease.Caused by high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, PAH is a progressive disease which usually leads to right-sided heart failure and death within five to seven years of diagnosis. In fact, right-sided heart failu
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NASA scientists seek to improve sea ice predictionsSea ice in the Arctic Ocean is in a downward spiral, with summer minimum extents about 40 percent smaller than in the 1980s. But predicting how the sea ice is going to behave in a particular year is tricky: There are still many unknowns about the conditions of the sea ice cover, to say nothing of the difficulties of forecasting weather and ocean behavior over seasonal timescales.
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Songbird study shows how estrogen may stop infection-induced brain inflammationNew research by American University neuroscience Professor Colin Saldanha shows that estrogen synthesis, a process naturally occurring in the brains of zebra finches, may also fight off neuroinflammation caused by infection that occurs elsewhere in the body.
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Aerospace test at Sandia goes green with alternative to explosivesSandia National Laboratories has successfully demonstrated a new, more environmentally friendly method to test a rocket part to ensure its avionics can withstand the shock from stage separation during flight.
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Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes regionResearchers have detected high concentrations of these drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of 10 fish species found in the Niagara River. This vital conduit connects two of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, via Niagara Falls. The discovery of antidepressants in aquatic life in the river raises serious environmental concerns, says lead scientist Diana Aga, a professo
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Mind wandering is common during drivingAmerican scientists have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. Astonishingly, during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70 percent of the time. The researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering, but need to do further work to clarify if it is dangerous during driving.
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What Lena Waithe Wants From Hollywood “I don’t want life to be hard for you,” a mother, played by Angela Bassett, says to her daughter Denise after learning her child is gay in the Master of None episode, “Thanksgiving.” “It is hard enough being a black woman in this world. Now you want to add something else to that?” Lena Waithe, who plays Denise, read for the role when the character was supposed to be a straight childhood friend to
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Alexa and Cortana Teamed Up, But Consumer Tech Is Still Stuck in an Ecosystem War The voice interfaces Cortana and Alexa will soon be able to activate each other for functions that one does better than the other, Amazon and Microsoft announced today . It’s the kind of cooperation that we don’t see enough between the Big Five , or really any company that’s grown out of its “desperately cobble together partnerships so we look relevant” phase and into its “abandon all cooperation
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FCC “apology” shows anything can be posted to agency site using insecure API (credit: Wired UK/Shuttershock ) The Federal Communications Commission's website already gets a lot of traffic—sometimes more than it can handle. But thanks to a weakness in the interface that the FCC published for citizens to file comments on proposed rule changes, there's a lot more interesting—and potentially malicious—content now flowing onto one FCC domain. The system allows just about any f
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Skeleton Plundered from Mexican Cave Was One of the Americas' oldestRock-encased bone shard left behind by thieves allowed researchers to determine that the remains are probably more than 13,000 years old -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nature gem within the city: What grows in the biodiversity-rich Bukit Nanas Forest ReserveEstablished as early as 1900, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (BNFR) is the oldest of its kind in Malaysia, offering a biodiversity- rich enclave, right in the middle of an ever-growing urban skyline in the capital city Kuala Lumpur.
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Racism on college campuses is rooted in the small things people say and doWhile overt and blatant expressions of prejudice seem to have declined on American university campuses over the last few decades, racism is still evident in the small things that white students say and do. This is especially true for those who think that minorities are too sensitive about race issues, says Jonathan Kanter of the University of Washington in the US. He is the lead author of a study
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More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stressSleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study's findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a machine that in
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Racism on college campuses is rooted in the small things people say and doWhile overt and blatant expressions of prejudice seem to have declined on American university campuses over the last few decades, racism is still evident in the small things that white students say and do. This is true for those who think that minorities are too sensitive about race issues, says Jonathan Kanter of the University of Washington in the US. He is the lead author of a study in Springer
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Nature gem within the city: What grows in the biodiversity-rich Bukit Nanas Forest ReserveBeing the oldest of its kind in Malaysia, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is a nature enclave, lying in the center of the busy capital city Kuala Lumpur. Researchers from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia have now teamed up to publish an extensive checklist of the flora of this urban nature enclave, while making use of the innovative 'ecosystem inventory' template available in the open-access jour
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Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptomsChildren more often sleep poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms. This report researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Warwick in the journal Sleep Medicine based on a study with nearly 200 school-aged children and their parents.
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Why are coyote populations difficult to control?Conventional wisdom suggests that coyote control efforts actually result in an increase in the number of coyotes due to increasing litter sizes and pregnancy rates among individuals that survive.
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A new method used to generate ensemble initial perturbationsIn the past two decades, ensemble forecasting has been developed substantially to become a powerful approach that improves numerical weather prediction. Recently, data assimilation schemes were combined with the dynamical methods to better sample the analysis uncertainties,
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PolyU discovers a newly emerged superbugThe Partner State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences at the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health.
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Seeing Emergent Physics Behind Evolution The physicist Nigel Goldenfeld hates biology — “at least the way it was presented to me” when he was in school, he said. “It seemed to be a disconnected collection of facts. There was very little quantitation.” That sentiment may come as a surprise to anyone who glances over the myriad projects Goldenfeld’s lab is working on. He and his colleagues monitor the individual and swarm behaviors of hon
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Guidelines for the monitoring of beetles protected in EuropeIn a set of eight research publications, scientists tested various methods for the monitoring of five European saproxylic (i.e. dependent on dead wood) beetle species protected by the Habitats Directive. The aim of their work was to test and propose a standard method for each species. A key role in this conservation initiative was played by citizen scientists who made it possible for sufficient da
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You'll Want to Twist the Big Knob on the New Logitech Craft KeyboardThe new Logitech Craft has a wheel on it that speeds up work in Adobe Creative Cloud.
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'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' Review: A Good Time, Despite the RabbidsRabbids, Ubisoft's toyetic Minion-esque mascots, are terrible. But their new game is actually pretty good.
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EPA Clears Backlog of 600 New Chemical Safety ChecksAgency devotes more resources, speeds reviews of chemicals, earning plaudits but concern that studies were not careful enough -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of WetlandsConservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.
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Improving earthquake resistance with a single crystalA new heating method for certain metals could lead to improved earthquake-resistant construction materials.
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Leaf sensors tell farmers when plants get thirsty Plant-based sensors that measure the electrical capacitance of leaves can tell farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants. Continuously monitoring plant “water stress” is particularly critical in arid regions. Traditionally, water stress has been tested through measuring soil moisture content or developing evapotranspiration models that calcu
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Could CRISPR be used as a biological weapon?The gene editing technique CRISPR has been in the limelight after scientists reported they had used it to safely remove disease in human embryos for the first time. This follows a "CRISPR craze" over the last couple of years, with the number of academic publications on the topic growing steadily.
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Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming eventAn extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive carbon dioxide emissions from volcanoes, suggests a new study led by the University of Southampton.
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New possibility of studying how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain at different agesAlzheimer's disease can lead to several widely divergent symptoms and, so far, its various expressions have mainly been observed through the behavior and actions of patients. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now produced images showing the changes in the brain associated with these symptoms -- a development which increases knowledge and could facilitate future diagnostics and treatmen
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Little known theory could hold key to sporting successAn established but little known psychological theory is likely to improve performances across a range of activities, including sport, according to new research published today.
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Nature Conservation special: Guidelines for the monitoring of beetles protected in EuropeIn a set of eight research publications, scientists tested various methods forthe monitoring of five European saproxylic beetle species protected by theHabitats Directive. The aim of their work was to test and propose astandard method for each species. The special issue is the second in succession published in the open-access journal Nature Conservation. Both are produced within the framework of t
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Children's sleep quality linked to mothers' insomniaChildren sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms -- potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development -- according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel.
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Family of proteins involved in brain's connectivity are controlled by multiple checkpointsUniversity of Bristol scientists have found that the delivery of a group of proteins involved in the information flow between the brain's nerve cells to the synapse is much more sophisticated than previously suspected. The findings, published in Cell Reports, will help the development of therapies for conditions such as epilepsy and autism whereby neuronal communication circuits malfunction.
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Improving earthquake resistance with a single crystalA new heating method for certain metals could lead to improved earthquake-resistant construction materials.
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Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossilsResearchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.
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Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumersMannequins' long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they're wearing, especially consumers who don't like the look of their own bodies.
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AI ideally matches children to daycare centersFujitsu and the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University have developed an AI-based matching technology that uses game theory to automatically calculate an optimal matching of children to daycare centers. Using this technology, a complicated daycare admissions screening that had previously required several days by hand took only seconds. The admissions process of matching childre
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Finanslov: Energiforskningen står til et lille løftVenligt læst øges midlerne til EUDP-programmet i regeringens forslag til finanslov med cirka 70 mio. kroner næste år. Men der er stadig lang vej igen, siger både IDA og brancheorganisationen Dansk Energi.
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Nu skal alle vandværker teste for ”glemt” pesticidMiljøstyrelsen har besluttet at stoffet Desphenyl-Chloridazon skal indgå i den rutinemæssige kontrol på vandværkerne
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Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm' of tropical, polar conditionsWhile winter sea ice in the Arctic is declining so dramatically that ships can now navigate those waters without any icebreaker escort, the scene in the Southern Hemisphere is very different. Sea ice area around Antarctica has actually increased slightly in winter—that is, until last year.
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New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel sourceA new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.
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Updates on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman 2, Hellboy, and More Willem Dafoe compares his time on Aquaman to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Patty Jenkins teases a “full-blown” Diana for Wonder Woman 2 . Get a new look at Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Plus, new footage from Mr. Robot ’s next season, and teases for the returning DC/CW-verse shows. To me, my spoilers! First Man Jon Bernthal has joined the cast as astronaut David Scott , a pilot ab
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NASA finding Harvey's strongest stormsInfrared data provides temperature information and the highest, coldest cloud tops in tropical cyclones indicate where the strongest storms are located.
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Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes regionHuman antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say.
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Eat a purple potato if you know what's good for youIsraeli scientists synthesize healthier potatoes and tomatoes in brilliant colors. The technology can also produce unusually hued ornamental flowers.
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Physical, chemical and biological impacts of melting ice sheetsA group of international researchers have returned from a highly successful expedition to the Labrador Sea and coastal Greenland, led by scientists at the University of Bristol.
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Nucleolus is a life expectancy predictorCan a cell show its biological age? And is it possible to foresee an animal's lifespan? Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne discovered a connection between the size of the nucleolus - a tiny structure in the very center of the cell - and life expectancy. This could be used as a molecular marker for health and aging.
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Study reveals how oxygen-deprived protein loosely binds to a mineralScientists have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows the bacterium to breathe when oxygen is not available.
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One million premature deaths linked to ozone air pollutionScientists at the University of York's Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have released new figures showing long-term exposure to ozone air pollution is linked to one million premature deaths per year due to respiratory diseases - more than double previous estimates.
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Instagram isn’t the place to find a plastic surgeon The majority of providers advertising aesthetic surgery services on Instagram are not board certified-plastic surgeons, report researchers. Young people—who increasingly want to improve their appearance for Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media channels—are particularly taken in, but don’t often understand who is qualified to perform procedures. “This is a very scary finding,” says Robert D
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US dads of newborns are greying—percentage over 40 doubled since the 70s (credit: Donnie Ray Jones ) Just like moms, American dads are getting older , according to a new study. Sadly, there’s no data suggesting their jokes are getting funnier, though. Between 1972 and 2015, the mean age of US fathers crept up 3.5 years, from 27.4 to 30.9. The percentage of dads in their 40s more than doubled, from 4.1 to 8.9 percent. Likewise, fathers 50 and above jumped from 0.5 to 0
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Famous 600-Year-Old Nova Pinpointed in Modern DayThe result sheds new light on the long-term evolution of these stellar explosions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Disasters Abound--but You Can Make a DifferenceSouth Asia, Sierra Leone and southern Texas are experiencing catastrophic flooding and landslides. Here's how to help -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why are coyote populations difficult to control?Conventional wisdom suggests that coyote control efforts actually result in an increase in the number of coyotes due to increasing litter sizes and pregnancy rates among individuals that survive. New research published in the Journal of Wildlife Management demonstrates that while litter size and pregnancy rates tend to increase somewhat after heavy trapping pressure, overall reproductive capacity
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How Neanderthals made the very first glueThe world's oldest known glue was made by Neanderthals. But how did they make it 200,000 years ago? Leiden archaeologists have discovered three possible ways. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
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Israeli gene-crunching firm aims to cut data down to sizeThe human genome has been mapped, but the genomes of most humans have not – at least not yet. When individual genomes are mapped, the world will have a problem: there is simply not enough space in the world's computer systems to store that data.
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X-ray footprinting solves mystery of metal-breathing proteinBerkeley Lab scientists have discovered the details of an unconventional coupling between a bacterial protein and a mineral that allows the bacterium to breathe when oxygen is not available.
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Record-low 2016 Antarctic sea ice due to 'perfect storm' of tropical, polar conditionsThe sudden, unexpected nosedive in Antarctic sea ice last year was due to a unique one-two punch from atmospheric conditions both in the tropical Pacific Ocean and around the South Pole.
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Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visitsAlcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mental health were found to be the main causes of avoidable emergency room visits in the US.
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New Zealand researchers makes 'natural born killer' cell discoveryAn unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell -- a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by researchers t New Zealand's University of Otago. The NK cell is a 'vigilante' killer -- a white blood cell that destroys invaders and cancer cells through a process of 'identity card' checking.The researchers' new work shows that viol
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Noise reduction: Scientists clear the chatter of buck convertersBuck converters, also known as step down converters, are chatty Cathys. The systems put out less power than they receive, and the tracking signals in the output can get stuck -- the result is a small but harmful frequency fluctuation. A research team composed of scientists from Golestan University, Concordia University, and Delft University of Technology has proposed a way to cut the chatter. The
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Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliabilityThe power grid has a large reserve of energy to continue in an active state, while a microgrid quickly spends its reserve. The microgrid's renewable reserve, however, makes the microgrid system an attractive power prospect worth pursuing, and a collaborative team of researchers have proposed a way to better control the easily spent microgrids.
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Discrimination leads older Chinese-Americans to consider suicide at high ratesElderly Chinese-Americans feel helpless when faced with racial biases and become twice as likely to consider suicide than those who don't encounter similar discrimination, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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New study shows that Americans are not eating much breadA new study published this month in the journal, Nutrients, shows that -- contrary to popular belief -- Americans' consumption of grain foods such as bread, rolls, tortillas and ready-to-eat cereals is very low, less than 15 percent of all calories in our total diets. However, this small quantity of grain foods is providing a disproportionately positive amount of critical nutrients we need to main
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New assessment predicts fracture risk for patients in long-term careResearchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients. The study on the assessment titled 'Fracture Risk Assessment in Long Term Care (FRAiL)' was published today in the Journal of Gerontology Medical Science.
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E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catchFrequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers important clues about who's successful at quitting and why.
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Robots on the move: How to better track movementPop culture promises a wide array of robots to aid humans, from the Jetsons' housekeeper, Rosie, to the adorable and helpful R2D2 and BB8 in the Star Wars universe. They may not yet be capable of washing dishes or smuggling holograms, but the robots of our time are getting better at moving. Professor Mou Chen at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has proposed a method to better con
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Robot learns to follow orders like AlexaIn a new paper, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL present an Alexa-like system that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments. They've dubbed the system 'ComText,' for 'commands in context.'
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Discovery of drug combination: Overcoming resistance to targeted drugs for liver cancerA KAIST research team presented a novel method for improving medication treatment for liver cancer using systems biology, combining research from information technology and the life sciences.
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Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumersMannequins' long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they're wearing, especially consumers who don't like the look of their own bodies.
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Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossilsResearchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.
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381 new species discovered in the AmazonA new WWF and Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development report, released on 30 August, reveals that a new animal or plant species is discovered in the Amazon every 2 days, the fastest rate to be observed this century. The findings come as huge parts of the forest are increasingly under threat, sparking further concern over the irreversible - and potentially catastrophic - consequences unsusta
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How are antimicrobials used around the world in food-producing animals?A new study led by academics at the Bristol Veterinary School has reviewed the literature on the use of antimicrobials (AM) in livestock practice together with the views of stakeholders. The study found that although there are some barriers to change, there is a clear awareness of the issue among the livestock sectors and a willingness to modify AM use.
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Lyft seizes opportunity as Uber tries to outrun troublesWhen management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment sent Uber into a public relations sinkhole, its long overshadowed rival Lyft shifted into overdrive.
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New Experiment Reveals Secret Behind 200,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Glue Image courtesy James Ives . Over a hundred thousand years ago, Neanderthals used tar to bind objects together, yet scientists have struggled to understand how these ancient humans, with their limited knowledge and resources, were able to produce this sticky substance. A new experiment reveals the likely technique used by Neanderthals, and how they converted tree bark into an ancient form of glue.
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For Unmarried Men, Use of 'Withdrawal' for Birth Control IncreasesThe percentage of unmarried men using some form of birth control has ticked upward, but this is mostly due to greater use of the "withdrawal" method rather than an increase in condom use, a new report finds.
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How Spaceflight Changes the Building Blocks of the Human BodyHumans first journeyed into space in 1961, but even half a century later, questions remain about how spaceflight affects the human body.
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Spanish Caves Reveal a Trove of Biological TreasuresThe caverns of Sierra de las Nieves harbor a fascinating array of life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Flood capitalThe reasons why the fourth-largest city in the US has become its flood capital.
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Hyperloop pod breaks own high-speed recordMore tests next month might mean the pods for the science-fictional transport system hit 500 km/h
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First cancer 'living drug' gets go-aheadUS authorities approve a treatment which re-designs a patient's own immune system to attack cancer.
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New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel sourceA new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. The device is a multicomponent, multilayered composite material called a van der Waals Schottky diode. It converts heat into electricity up to three times more efficiently than silicon -- a semiconductor material widely used in
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The power of society: Scientists propose new area of study in energy generationThe growth of humanity is limited by our tools. Each era of human development, from caves to the Industrial Revolution to sending Curiosity to Mars, is marked by technological evolution. A collaborative team of scientists believe the next spurt of advancement is upon us, and it will be defined by energy production and consumption and the inherent human involvement. Their proposed methodology of es
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NASA finding Harvey's strongest stormsInfrared data provides temperature information and the highest, coldest cloud tops in tropical cyclones indicate where the strongest storms are located. NASA's AIRS instrument provides that critical temperature information and captured an image of Harvey within the hour of its landfall in southwestern Louisiana. Harvey made landfall just west of Cameron, Louisiana at 4 a.m. CDT, Aug. 30.
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At the Frankfurt Auto Show, Mini, VW, and Smart Prove the Future Is TinyPrepare for a future of small, electric, super cool cars.
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Fiery re-creations show how Neandertals could have easily made tarNeandertals could have made tar with simple methods and materials on hand, new experiments show.
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Image of the Day: Everybody VomitsIn a process known as vomocytosis, macrophages swallow pathogens whole only to spew them back out later, unharmed.
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Menstruation on a ChipThis device models the female reproductive tract and might lead scientists to a greater understanding of fibroids, cancer, and infertility.
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The animals rescued from war zonesVet Amir Khalil goes into conflict areas to save the zoo animals left behind.
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Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Sony can do better than this Continuing Sony's baffling strategy of producing new smartphones every six months, Sony has launched the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. While technically positioned under the Xperia XZ Premium , both phones feature high-end specs including the same Snapdragon 835 SoC, staid design, and unique—if questionably useful—imaging features. Unfortunately, Sony hasn't budged much on price: the Xperia
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Fra Frue Plads til FrederiksbergSamtidig er dette års immatrikulationsfest rektor Henrik C. Wegeners første, efter han...
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USA godkender banebrydende immunterapi-behandling til børnFremover vil amerikanske børn og unge med leukæmi få tilbudt en særlig form for T-celleterapi som standardbehandling. Kræftlæger i Danmark arbejder på selv at udvikle samme behandlingsform.
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Giant pandas are no longer classified as endangered—but we're not in the clear yet Animals They might one day be forced to choose between being hot and being hungry. The giant panda was downgraded from "endangered" to “vulnerable” status in 2016, but climate change is still driving these animals toward extinction.
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Smart cities present risks, opportunitiesEmergent technologies are poised to radically change how we work and live. They will transform our cities and workplaces, shifting jobs and entrepreneurship in new directions, and spur new ways to manage our lives. All of society will be affected, up to and including how we interact with machines themselves.
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Hackers Deface WikiLeaks Homepage (But That's About It) Screenshot: OurMine If you tried visiting WikiLeaks late Wednesday evening, you might’ve gotten the impression that the website was hacked. For now at least, that doesn’t appear to be the case. For some users, wikileaks.org appeared to be defaced. The phrase “OURMINE” was just suddenly there, splashed across a blackground in red and white letters. Above it read, “Hacked by OurMine,” while below t
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LG V30 takes on Galaxy S8 with “FullVision” display, dual cameras SPECS AT A GLANCE: LG V30 SCREEN 2880×1440 6-inch OLED OS Android 7.1.2 CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 RAM 4GB GPU Adreno 540 STORAGE 64GB/128GB NETWORKING 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC PORTS USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack CAMERA 16MP Standard Angle (F1.6 / 71°) / 13MP Wide Angle (F1.9/ 120°) SIZE 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm WEIGHT 158g BATTERY 3300 mAh PRICE TBC OTHER PERKS Fingerprint sensor,
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Ricoh’s Theta V Is Sharper and More Powerful, But Let's Talk About 360 Video... All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Ricoh has been in the 360-degree camera game for a long time—way before johnny-come-latelies like Samsung and Nikon . Things started back in 2013 with the original Ricoh Theta and now four years later, the company is back with the $430 Theta V. New features include 4K video and spatial audio capture, however, even with all those bells and whistles I’m having a h
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Nano device lifts 165X its own weight A team of engineers has found a simple, economical way to make a nano-sized device that can lift many times its own weight. 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. Its strength comes from a process of inserting and removing ions between very thin sheets of molybdenum disu
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The scientists watching stars being bornThis is the largest radio telescope on Earth, 5,000m up in the Atacama Desert. It can see stars and planets being born millions of light-years away.
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Alan Titchmarsh hits out at road-widening schemeProposals to expand the A3 at a junction with the M25 could mean the loss of 500 trees at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley.
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Explosions heard at flooded Texas chemical plant after hurricaneTwo explosions and black smoke have been reported at the flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, which has lost power and backup generators it needs to keep volatile chemicals refrigerated
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Kronik: Virksomheder sender klimaregning videre i værdikæden CO2 Klima
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Close encounters of the stellar kindThe movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA's Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our solar system, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.
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Here's the First Ever Discount On Abl's Carbon Fiber, Adventure-Friendly Belts [Exclusive] Abl B19 Performance Stretch Carbon Fiber Belts , $32-$34 with code KINJA6NE Typical leather belts aren’t ideal for outdoor adventuring, so if you want hold up your pants with something a little more rugged, we’ve got the first ever discount on Abl belts . These belts are constructed from a firm elastic, which means you can adjust it to fit perfectly (and loosen it after a big meal), rather than c
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Wanna See a Fighter Jet Fly Through a Rainbow? Of Course You DoA British photographer captured the moment a Tornado GR4 soared through a radiant band of ROYGBIV.
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Genetic Testing Is Recreating Bonds Broken by Slavery “These tests at their best allow new forms of connection that might not have been otherwise possible,” says Alondra Nelson, president-elect of the Social Science Research Council. Though African American communities experienced a troubled history with genetics, primarily through eugenics, individuals are now using DNA testing to answer questions about their ancestors and connect with their Africa
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Iron carbonates in Earth's mantle help form diamondsUnder the peculiar conditions present deep in the Earth's mantle, iron carbonates can play a role in forming diamonds, an international team of researchers have found.
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‘Beyond Snowden’ book argues for US surveillance reform A new book describes reform efforts within America’s growing surveillance state—and advocates for further change to protect citizens’ privacy while maintaining security. “Because of Snowden, we now know about mass surveillance. The question is: What we going to do about it?” Before serving as an intelligence official in the Bush and Obama administrations, Timothy H. Edgar—a senior fellow at the W
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Moon's tidal stress likely responsible for causing deep moonquakes, new study confirmsThe same gravitational force responsible for creating tides on Earth could be causing deep quakes on the moon, a new study confirms.
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New design lets micro-clock resonators ring like a bellYou can't hear most of them, but the world is running on different kinds of mechanical oscillations. For example, inside the average electronic wristwatch is a sealed canister containing a 3 mm long quartz crystal resonator. In response to electrical feedback, the crystal continuously vibrates about 33,000 times per second. The remarkable stability of that resonance frequency, which provides the c
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Controlling traffic on the electron highway—researching grapheneOn an otherwise normal day in the lab, Eva Andrei didn't expect to make a major discovery. Andrei, a physics professor at Rutgers University, was using graphite – the material in pencils – to calibrate a scanning tunneling microscope. As part of the process, she turned on a very powerful magnetic field. When she looked up to see the material's electronic spectrum, she was astonished. "We saw huge,
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Robots won't steal our jobs if we put workers at center of AI revolutionThe technologies driving artificial intelligence are expanding exponentially, leading many technology experts and futurists to predict machines will soon be doing many of the jobs that humans do today. Some even predict humans could lose control over their future.
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How transit affects job seekers—the first and last mile to the station make all the differenceThe way that public transit riders reach their nearest stop to home could make an important difference in the jobs available to them.
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Emotionless chatbots are taking over customer service – and it's bad news for consumersIt's so hard to speak to a real person on the phone these days. Almost any time you need to call your bank, doctor or any other service, you'll probably be greeted by an automated service seemingly designed to prevent you from speaking to someone who actually works for the company. And that could soon get worse thanks to the rise of chatbots.
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Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment Enlarge / A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2016. (credit: KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images ) On Tuesday, power provider Duke Energy Florida announced a settlement with the state’s public service commission (PSC) to cease plans to build a nuclear plant in western Florida. The utility instead intends to invest $6 billion in solar panels, grid-tied batteries, grid moderniza
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NASA scientists seek to improve sea ice predictionsSea ice in the Arctic Ocean is in a downward spiral, with summer minimum extents about 40 percent smaller than in the 1980s. But predicting how the sea ice is going to behave in a particular year is tricky: There are still many unknowns about the conditions of the sea ice cover, to say nothing of the difficulties of forecasting weather and ocean behavior over seasonal timescales.
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NASA sees Washington State 'under fire'NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured this image of several major fires in Washington state on August 29, 2017. The three highlighted fires are the Diamond Creek fire, the Jolly Mountain fire and the Norse Peak fire. Inciweb lists nine separate fires going on in the state but these three fires are the largest and the Norse Peak fire
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Amorphous diamond synthesizedA team of Carnegie high-pressure physicists have created a form of carbon that's hard as diamond, but amorphous, meaning it lacks the large-scale structural repetition of a diamond's crystalline structure. Their findings are reported in Nature Communications.
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Scientists create bioinspired, widely controllable ultrathin optical componentsA butterfly's wings and a peacock's feathers use nanoscale architecture to bend light and produce brilliant colors without pigments or dyes, and scientists have been trying to emulate nature's design.
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Reducing reflectivity in solar cells and optics with micro- and nanoscale structuresWhen it comes to solar cells, less is more—the less their surfaces reflect a sun's rays, the more energy can be generated. A typical fix to the problem of reflectivity is an anti-reflective coating, but that might not always be the best solution, depending on the application.
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Image: NASA's IceBridge surveys glaciers in Northeast GreenlandNASA's Operation IceBridge is flying its summer Arctic land ice campaign in Greenland, continuing its measurements of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its outlet glaciers. For the next four weeks, IceBridge will be flying the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) on board Dynamic Aviation's B-200T King Air aircraft, first out of Thule Air Base, and then Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
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Saving olive ridleys of the Indian Ocean Richard Aspinall talks to Martin Stelfox from the Olive Ridley project about protecting one of the world’s smallest turtles from ‘ghost fishing’ in the Maldives One of the world’s smallest turtle (some sources claim smallest is Kemp’s ridley) is also the most abundant, yet to me, it seems to be the hardest to find! I’ve dived on reefs across the tropics, with camera in hand, and have yet to encou
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Sony's Excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones Have Some New Tricks Image: Sony Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones do it all. They’ve got best-in-class noise-cancelling, impressive sound, a sleek design, and loads of app-powered goodies. That’s precisely why I was excited, when Sony showed me the new WH-1000xM2. They’re just like the old 1000X headphones but better. Much to my dismay, they’re also $50 cheaper. Now I wouldn’t say all these nice things about the 1000X hea
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Sony Basically Ripped Off Apple's Newest Products Image: Sony / Apple / Gizmodo Apple doesn’t release new products very often, but when it does, people pay attention. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that the gadget gurus at Sony were taking notes. The Japanese company just announced two products that could safely be called ripoffs of Apple’s newest products: a slick set of wireless earbuds and a smart home speaker. Let’s start with ripoff num
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Sony Keeps Making New Phones, But Doesn’t Seem to Care If Anyone Actually Buys Them in the US All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Like clockwork, another IFA means another batch of new Sony phones to check out. And while recent years has seen the company abandon its Z-series branding to dabble with another letter at the end of the alphabet before coming back around to Z again, there’s a growing feeling that, at least in the U.S., Sony is just kind of shoveling them out. Not a bad looking p
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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey causes a host of public health concernsThe historic rainfall dumped by Hurricane Harvey has already led to deaths by drownings and the destruction of many homes.
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Human Stem Cells Fight Parkinson's Disease in MonkeysResearchers hope to move to clinical trials in 2018 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Færre kræftpatienter får pakkeforløb inden for tidsfrist Regioner vil undersøge årsagerne til, at færre kræftpatienter indleder behandling inden for de fastsatte tidsfrister.
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Will psychedelics for depression be just another false dawn?Mind-bending street drugs are increasingly being hailed as potent antidepressants. Will they live up to the claims, ask Colin Hendrie and Alisdair Pickles
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NASA satellite images show evolution of Hurricane HarveyHurricane Harvey continues to churn toward the Texas coast, and is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane sometime late Aug. 25 or early Aug. 26, according to the National Hurricane Center. It would be the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005.
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Tabby’s star is probably just dusty, and still not an alien megastructureNew looks at older data on the weirdly flickering Tabby’s star muddy possible explanations — but it’s still probably not aliens.
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Video Chat Price-Gouging Costs Inmates More Than MoneyNew research finds video visits in prisons increase the number of in-person visits inmates receive, but high costs and low quality prevent many from using the service.
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Hacking Retail Gift Cards Remains Scarily EasyOne security researcher reveals the secrets of simple gift card fraud.
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This Month's Best Gear: Phones, Robots, and WatchesOur favorite products from August, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Fitbit Ionic, and Essential 360 Camera.
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Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Many More Ad Dollar from Our ClicksAdvances in artificial intelligence can help Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants grow their online advertising revenues
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With Harvey, Addicks and Barker Dams Face a Perfect StormIf Harvey was the worst storm engineers could imagine, what happens when the next one is even worse?
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You Can Finally Hide Your Addiction to Smartwatches Despite attempts by companies like Apple and Fossil to improve their looks, no one really wears a smartwatch as a fashion accessory. Devotees of connected timepieces wear them as either a genuine devotion to fitness, or an unhealthy addiction to notifications. But Garmin’s new vívomove HR looks like like a classic analog watch, and only reveals its smarts when you want it to. Garmin is probably
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The Best Thing to Ever Happen to Robot Vacuums Is This New Feature GIF All images: Neato Long gone are the days when robot vacuums would simply bump their way around your home while they randomly cleaned. But even with upgraded smarts and better sensors, modern robovacs can still wander into places you don’t want them, so Neato is introducing a potentially brilliant new feature letting you limit the travels of its newest robovac by drawing virtual boundary lines
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How to Distinguish Between Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support or denounce a faction, knowing that whatever they say about white supremacists, Antifa, or Black Lives Matter, they risk being criticized for failing t
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The Next Houston The last time a major hurricane struck Miami directly, in 1926, it left almost 400 people dead, making it one of the 10 deadliest hurricanes on the record books in the United States. Yet that storm ravaged a sleepy, relatively small resort town of just 100,000. Today, the Miami metropolitan area has more than 6 million residents. Even as Harvey lingers in the Gulf Coast, dumping rain on an alread
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Klar til at sortere? Sådan omdannes københavnernes madaffald til biogasKøbenhavns Kommune begynder over de kommende par måneder at indsamle madaffald fra 280.000 lejligheder. Når affaldet skal behandles på et forbehandlingsanlæg, er det afgørende, at borgerne er gode til at sortere affaldet.
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Første eksplosioner hørt fra oversvømmet kemifabrikEn kemifabrik tæt på Houston har i flere dage været truet af oversvømmelser. Nu har naboer hørt de første eksplosioner fra fabrikken, og sort røg stiger op.
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Ars Technica

Garmin launches new Vivoactive 3 smartwatch with Garmin Pay Enlarge (credit: Garmin ) Ahead of this year's IFA conference, Garmin announced new additions to its Vivo family of wearables. Most notable is the new Vivoactive 3, an update to the Vivoactive HR that turns the device into a true smartwatch with a round case, NFC payment system, and more. This fall seems to be ripe for new, higher-end wearables: Fitbit just announced its Ionic smartwatch , and ru
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When It Comes to Evolution, Microbes Have to Pick and ChooseBacteria face trade-offs when optimizing traits involved in antibiotic resistance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Political party identities stronger than race or religionThe self-defining characteristics that Americans hold dear include their racial and cultural heritage, the language they speak and their choice of worship.
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Robots that understand contextual commandsDespite what you might see in movies, today's robots are still very limited in what they can do. They can be great for many repetitive tasks, but their inability to understand the nuances of human language makes them mostly useless for more complicated requests.
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Fluorescent crystal mystery solvedA decades-old mystery of why a naturally-occurring organic crystal fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green colour, has been solved by scientists from the University of Bristol.
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Image: Section of Hubble solar wingA deceptively valuable wall hanging: this section of the NASA–ESA Hubble Space Telescope's solar array flew for eight years in space before being returned to Earth aboard a Space Shuttle, and is now displayed at ESA's technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
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Ventetid øger risiko for dårligere prognose ved kræftNyt internationalt studie slår fast, at den diagnostiske ventetid har betydning for prognosen ved kræft. Ventetid skal analyseres på en helt ny måde, siger forsker.
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Backyard observers ready to view asteroid's close flybyWhen astronomer Bobby Bus discovered an asteroid passing through the inner solar system on March 2, 1981, it was bright enough to record in his telescope's photos despite being more than 145 million miles away. This week that same body, now bearing the catalog number 3122 and named to honor Florence Nightingale, is cruising by us at a distance of just 4.4 million miles (7 million km). That's close
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Aerospace test at Sandia goes green with alternative to explosivesSandia National Laboratories has successfully demonstrated a new, more environmentally friendly method to test a rocket part to ensure its avionics can withstand the shock from stage separation during flight.
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More bat sightings coincide with fledglings leaving nestRustling or scratching sounds coming from the eaves troughs at 3 a.m. may be a telltale sign that you've got "bats in the belfry."
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Video: Ducklings recorded leaving nest in Northern Plains of CambodiaToday, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leaving their Koki tree-hollow home for the first time while their mother patiently waits for them to follow.
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‘Mother’ coral reefs are breathing life into their neighboursStrong currents in the Red Sea are sweeping huge masses of larvae-rich sea water from one reef to the next
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Research on the meaning of ancient geometric earthworks in southwestern AmazoniaThe geometric earthworks of southwestern Amazonia have intrigued researchers, the media and the general public, and they have been explored recently by several international research teams. They examined pre-colonial geometric earthworks in southwestern Amazonia from the point of view of indigenous peoples and archaeology. The study shows that the earthworks were once important ritual communicatio
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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 Physic and colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new silicon- and germanium-based material that could significantly increase specific characteristics of lithium-ion batteries. The research results have been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
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Study recommends 3 policies to improve children's language developmentBilingual children from low-income homes are at greater risk of falling behind their peers in developing the appropriate language skills for their age group, leading to poorer academic achievement over time. A new article addresses how inequality impacts children's language development and details policies that can intervene. This research is out today in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Br
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Higher levels of cooperation for provision than for maintenance of public goodsDr. Felix Koelle, a research fellow at the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, led a team studying how the paradigm of reciprocity influences public goods. Participants (n = 876) in a series of experiments and simulations were asked to either maintain a public good or create a new one. Examples for the maintenance of public goods are sustaining natur
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Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year periodConservation charity WWF warns that the species were found in areas at risk from human activity.
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Regeringen vil afsætte 500 millioner til sundheds- og ældreområdetRegeringen er klar til at bruge 500 millioner kroner ekstra på sundheds- og ældreområdet, fremgår det af dagens finanslovforslag.
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How Mattis May Get Himself in Trouble With Trump Washington, D.C., has been especially sensitive to more signs of disloyalty from the president’s advisors ever since both the president’s chief economic advisor and his secretary of state very publicly and clearly broke ranks last week to criticize the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. Some of that sensitivity has extended to the secretary of defense, Jim Mattis, and whethe
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How the Meat Industry Thinks About Non-Meat-Eaters When the four staffers at the Chicago-based magazine Meatingplace put together an issue, they do so with a very specific reader in mind: a college-educated, probably Republican, white man in his early 40s who has spent his career in the meat industry. That target audience may seem narrow and limiting, but specificity is the point. Meatingplace is a trade publication, meaning it is written for a g
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Jobsøgning: Fire råd til styrke dine chancer... efter jobsamtalen Din indsats under jobinterview er vigtig. Det er dine handlinger efter samtalen imidlertid også. Jobfinder giver fire tip til at dupere arbejdsgiver efter den indledende jobsamtale. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/jobsoegning-fire-raad-styrke-dine-chancer-efter-jobsamtalen-9647 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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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. Mathematical calculat
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Ingeniører måtte kæmpe hårdt for at få indført kloakker i KøbenhavnKØBENHAVN 850 ÅR: Indførelsen af et rigtigt kloaksystem i København var i 1850’erne et spørgsmål om liv og død, der også kom til at definere ingeniørstandens rolle og selvopfattelse. Men systemet kræver nu milliardstore investeringer for at kunne klare fremtidens forureningskrav og monsterregn.
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Region Sjælland henter to kræftforskereJørn Herrstedt og Julie Gehl tiltræder nye stillinger som professorer i klinisk onkologi på Sjællands Universitetshospital.
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Manglende indberetninger skaber uvished om kvaliteten af diabetesbehandlingKvaliteten af behandlingen af diabetespatienter kan ikke vurderes ordentligt på grund af manglende indberetninger, lyder konklusionen i årsrapporten fra Dansk Diabetes Database. Det gør det umuligt at forbedre kvaliteten for diabetespatienter, påpeger Diabetesforeningen.
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Ups! Instagram blotlægger kendissers personlige oplysninger En fejl i Instagrams API har blotlagt verificerede brugeres oplysninger, heriblandt email og telefonnummer. Hackerne har udelukkende gået efter højt profilerede brugere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ekstra-bug-instagram-blotlaegger-celebrities-personlige-oplysninger-1079603 Version2
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New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 worldNew research examining the possible impacts of ocean acidification provides fresh hope for the survival of reef fish.
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Sampling of the active alpine fault in New Zealand reveals extreme hydrothermal conditionsA recent study published in Nature has demonstrated unusual heat generation and fluid movement in the Alpine Fault of New Zealand that has implications for understanding earthquakes in the region. Large plate-boundary faults, such as the Alpine Fault, are important areas of stress build-up and release, which can lead to earthquakes. There is increasing evidence that faults in such regions have low
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Science funding: Will 'picking winners' work?Why has the government returned to an industrial strategy abandoned in the 1980s?
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So far, cellphone networks have weathered HarveyRoads, refineries and other infrastructure have taken a beating in the Texas and Louisiana regions hit by Harvey—but cellphone networks so far remain largely functional.
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New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 worldJust as when a camera lens comes into focus, the latest research published today sharpens understanding of the implications of ocean acidification on reef fish behaviour, yielding promising results for their current and near-future survival.
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Apes' abilities misunderstood by decades of poor scienceApes' intelligence may be entirely misunderstood, because research has so far failed to measure it fairly and accurately, according to scientists.
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Why a Republican Pollster Is Losing Faith in Her Party Kristen Soltis Anderson is losing faith in her party. And that should trigger alarms for Republican leaders concerned about the GOP’s long-term health. Anderson is a smart and telegenic young Republican pollster. She has specialized in studying how the party can improve its anemic performance among the Millennial generation, which will pass the right-leaning baby boomers to become the largest gen
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Miljøstyrelsen blev advaret om nyt grundvands-mareridt for ti år sidenAllerede for ti år siden fandt Tyskland store mængder af nedbrydningsproduktet desphenyl-chloridazon i grundvandet. Det fik Geus til at opfordre til at undersøge det danske vand, men det bliver først drøftet nu.
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Kemifabrik vil eksplodere inden for seks dageDer er ingen vej tilbage for kemifabrik i Texas; oversvømmelser vil få kemikalierne til at eksplodere eller bryde ud i en voldsom brand inden for de næste seks dage. Naboer til fabrikken er ved at blive evakueret
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Hillerød forbedrer ventesituationen for akutpatienterAkutmodtagelsen i Hillerød har taget et nyt initiativ for, at akutpatienter får en bedre oplevelse i ventetiden. Patienterne bliver inddelt i to grupper.
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Apes' abilities misunderstood by decades of poor scienceHundreds of scientific studies over two decades have told us that apes are clever -- just not as clever as us. New analysis argues that what we think we know about apes' social intelligence is based on wishful thinking and flawed science.
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Ny professor vil forny muskel og skelet radiologien Overlæge, ph.d. Mikael Boesen er udnævnt til klinisk professor i radiologi med fokus på udvikling af den muskuloskeletale diagnostik ved Københavns Universitet.
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Ny banebrydende kræftbehandling får godkendelse i USA 8 ud 10 børn og unge med leukæmi bliver kræftfrie med ny form for genterapi, der kan omprogrammere en patients egne celler til at angribe kræftceller.
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Viden

Kronisk træthed: Hver morgen vågner Anders med en udmattet kropI løbet af livet vil hver fjerde dansker opleve betydelig træthed i længere perioder. Anders Haahr Rasmussen har været kronisk træt hver dag i to år. Han har bare ingen diagnose, og træthed er en gåde for forskerne.
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Southern hospitality shines through Hurricane HarveyWhen flood waters first seeped into their house, grandparents Bernard and Annie Redeo weren't too worried. But when it rose a foot deep, they made a run for it: fleeing in the pitch-black to neighbors.
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Science | The Guardian

Raising pulses: UK's first commercial crop of lentils to go on sale in autumn Crops grown on farms across the south of England have been harvested and will be on sale at food festivals, as well as at London’s Borough Market The UK’s first commercial crops of lentils , grown on farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire are being harvested this week before going on sale in the autumn. Blazing the trail is Hodmedod , a Suffolk-based pioneer of British-g
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'Katrina all over again:' New Orleans in solidarity with HoustonWith memories and scars of Katrina still raw, New Orleans residents poured out love and donations Wednesday to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, where devastation has reminded many of the epic 2005 storm.
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Sådan fungerer scanneren, der undersøgte NautilusI forgårs scannede Skat ubåden Nautilus for at tjekke, om der var hulrum, som politiet havde overset. Scanneren er den mest avancerede, som Skat hidtil har haft. Læs her, hvordan den fungerer.
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Gizmodo

Logitech Finally Made a Keyboard Worthy of Its Best Mouse All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo For years, Logitech’s productivity mice have been among the best, with devices like the MX Master 2S helping to bring PC and Mac users together thanks to a cool software solution called, Flow which allows users to use the same mice with multiple computers at once. But for a long time, the company never had a keyboard that could deliver the same sort of style and
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The LG V30 Sold Its Soul For Mainstream Appeal, But Hey, Its Camera and Audio Are Even Better All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo For the last couple years, fall has signaled the release of LG’s V-series phones—the kind of big, kind of funky phones that usually feel less like an attempt to put together a handset that people would actually want to buy, and more like an attempt to see how far LG could push itself. In 2015, the V10 featured a weird, but resilient (and removable) silicone back
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New Uber chief sees IPO in its future: reportFreshly hired Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi met with employees on Wednesday, promising to fight for the company and hinting a stock market debut is in its future.
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'No way to prevent' explosion at Texas chemical plantThe operators of a flooded chemical plant outside Houston warned Wednesday they are dealing with a "critical issue" triggered by Harvey's torrential rains and have no means to prevent a possible explosion at the site.
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Toshiba says three groups vying for prized chip unitToshiba said Thursday that three groups are vying for its memory chip business, as reports said Apple has jumped into the race with a consortium offering to pay about $20 billion for the unit.
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TED: Phones and drones transforming healthcareIn the developing world, basic healthcare is often a challenge—let alone expensive medical screening or tests for easily treatable, preventable illnesses.
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LG’s V30 Packs More Camera Than You’ve Ever Seen in a PhoneThis phone contains more settings, more modes, and more raw camera capability than any smartphone we've seen.
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Danske læger vil øge viden om behandling med dyrt middel mod cystisk fibrose Handlingsplan for indsamling data fra behandling med Orkambi skal udbygge den sparsomme evidens på området.
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Ny forskning: Myrers afføring hjælper planterMyrer beskytter ikke kun planter, men giver dem også en vigtig indsprøjtning af næringsstoffer, viser ny dansk forskning.
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A new way to find pilots for US Navy unmanned aircraftBefore acceptance to flight school, aspiring naval pilots must pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)—a rigorous intellectual exercise that evaluates things like aviation and nautical knowledge, math and engineering skills, and personality traits.
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Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plasticIntroducing a simple step to the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic could improve its properties while overcoming obstacles to manufacturing it commercially, says new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Jiangnan University.
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Jordan faces likelihood of much more frequent long and severe droughtsA new analysis of drought in Jordan - one of the world's most water-poor countries - suggests that without alternate water sources, better land use and improved water-sharing agreements, the country could face a future of potentially disastrous droughts. The research, which was the first to analyze several types of drought and to take into account land use changes in upstream Syria, could inform w
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Omfattende svenske planer for internetovervågning lækket: »Vi kopierer Kina« Sverige vil skræddersy internettet til overvågning frem for funktionalitet, lyder protesten fra den svenske ISP Bahnhof. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/isp-laekker-svenske-planer-omfattende-internetovervaagning-vi-kopierer-kina-1079590 Version2
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Dataetiker: Uklart, hvad overvågning af kundeadfærd mod rabat indebærer Dataetiker Pernille Tranberg savner oplysning og etik om bytte af adfærdsdata for rabatter. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dataetiker-overvaagning-kundeadfaerd-mod-rabat-skal-oplyses-klarere-1079526 Version2
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Science | The Guardian

TB vaccine BCG effective for twice as long as previously thought – study Benefits of world’s only vaccine against tuberculosis were underestimated as new findings reveal it protects against the disease for at least 20 years The BCG, an old vaccine but the only one against tuberculosis, is more effective than was thought, offering protection for at least 20 years, a new study shows. BCG vaccination used to be routine in all secondary schools in the UK for young teenage
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Science-Based Medicine

Physician aid-in-dying laws spread amid legal challengesLegalization of physician aid-in-dying is increasing in the U.S. but opponents are taking their opposition to the courts and Congress.
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Science | The Guardian

Where the swallows skitter – a bypass and space travel? Llanbedr, Gwynedd With sadness I realised a proposed road, improving access to the planned spaceport, would cut across the floodplain I had just explored The train along the Cambrian coast route stops at Llanbedr only by request, and on this occasion I was the only passenger to alight. To the west fields of wet grassland, divided by drainage channels brimming with rushes, spread towards the sea.
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Big Think

Why We Should Really Stop Trying to Contact Aliens The Three-Body Problem series lays out a powerful case for why we should stop looking for aliens, and solves the Fermi paradox. Read More
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Gizmodo

No, the FCC Did Not Post a Statement Trashing Ajit Pai Photo: AP Parts of Twitter lit up on Wednesday evening with the news the Federal Communications Commission, which is now headed by Donald Trump appointee and unflinching net neutrality opponent Ajit Pai , had posted a statement insulting the chairman in the grossest possible terms. The message—which is not real—is hosted on the FCC website, and purported to be a public relations statement just 16
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Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plasticIntroducing a simple step to the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic could improve its properties while overcoming obstacles to manufacturing it commercially, says new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Jiangnan University.
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New Nest Thermostat Pretty All images: Nest For the first time ever, Nest has redesigned its iconic smart thermostat. The new Nest Thermostat E basically does the same stuff the old thermostat did, but it’s not black and steel any more. It’s all white, like the front half of a classic iPod. Very pretty! The new Nest Thermostat E, like its predecessor, is a smart thermostat that promises to save you money by learning your h
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Fathers of American newborns keep getting older, Stanford study findsWhile data on the moms of newborn American children has been abundant, equivalent data on dads hasn't -- a gap that Stanford scientists have now filled.
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Nest Thermostat E: Just Like the Original, Only CheaperThe $169 Thermostat E brings all of Nest's best features into a simpler, cheaper device.
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In a Sign of Gene-Editing Frenzy, Startup Pitches Editing without CRISPRHomology Medicines has raised $127 million—and a few eyebrows.
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Massevis af spændende projekter mangler dygtige folk Flere store virksomheder savner ledere, ingeniører og it-professionelle. Eksempelvis Niras, Cowi, Forsvaret, Sweco, Dong, Siemens og mange endnu. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/massevis-spaendende-projekter-mangler-dygtige-folk-find-job-dig-9640 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Live Science

Alexander the Great: Facts, Biography & AccomplishmentsAlexander the Great's empire stretched from the Balkans to modern-day Pakistan.
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Live Science

Thyroid Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis & TreatmentThe number of thyroid cancer cases has more than tripled in the past 40 years.
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Ingeniøren

Usædvanlig ekstra-kontrol afslørede graverende fejl i fosfor- og kvælstofprøverFørst efter 15 måneder fik Miljøstyrelsen stoppet anvendelsen af en forældet analysemetode til alle vandprøver fra søer og vandløb – og kun takket være en ekstra sikkerhedsforanstaltning.
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Gizmodo

A Time Traveler Evades the Law Again and Again in Scifi Short Echo/Back In Tristram Geary’s Echo/Back , a strange virus strikes that enables the infected to time travel, but only in very short bursts—mere seconds into the past or future. The results are mostly chaotic, both for the world at large and the film’s protagonist, a thief who uses his strange ability to outmaneuver police in an extended fight scene. There’s no dialogue here as the time-traveler weighs in wi
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Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate [Update: Two Explosions Reported] Flooding near Addicks Reservoir in Houston, Texas on August 29th, As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead , residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned for years wou
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Birth outcomes suffer after mom’s heavy pesticide exposure When mothers are exposed to very high levels of pesticide use in agricultural areas during pregnancy, their babies may have an increase in adverse birth outcomes across a range of metrics, a new study suggests. Although common opinion holds that exposure to pesticides increases adverse birth outcomes, the existing body of scientific evidence is ambiguous. Logistical and ethical barriers—pesticide
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Gizmodo

For the Casual Chef: A Great $20 Dishwasher Safe Cutting Board Joseph Joseph Cut and Carve Plus Not everyone needs an incredible cutting board . Many of us are better off with something we can throw in the dishwasher when we’re done- even better if it only costs $20 and packs in the features. The Joseph Joseph Cut and Carve Plus is a large, double-sided, non-slip, dishwasher safe cutting board. One side is smooth for your standard chopping, while the other h
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Science | The Guardian

US approves first cancer drug to use patient's own cells – with $475,000 price tag Novartis medication marketed as Kymriah treats most common type of childhood cancer, but some fear it could spur wave of highly expensive drugs US regulators have approved the first cancer drug that uses a patient’s own cells to fight cancer. But the drug is priced at $475,000. Oncologists described the drug, made by Novartis and marketed as Kymriah, as revolutionary, but critics say the first-of
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AI Lets Astrophysicists Analyze Images 10 Million Times Faster
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Ars Technica

Feds: Man jailed for not decrypting drives has “chutzpah” to ask to get out Enlarge (credit: Victor De Schwanberg/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) Federal prosecutors wrote to a US judge Wednesday saying that a child-porn suspect jailed for nearly two years for refusing to decrypt his hard drives should remain jailed until he complies with a court order to unlock them. The defendant has a lot of "chutzpah" to even ask to get out of jail while he appeals the contem
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Profitable cooperation: Ants protect and fertilize plantsProfitable cooperation: Ants protect and fertilize plantsIn a new article, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, describe how the waste left by ants on plant leaves serves as a valuable fertilizer for the plants -- handed on a silver platter.
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Profitable cooperation: Ants protect and fertilize plantsIn a new article, researchers from Aarhus University describe how the waste left by ants on plant leaves serves as a valuable fertiliser for the plants - handed on a silver platter.
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Gizmodo

That Ballistic Missile North Korea Fired Over Japan Was The First, But Probably Won't Be The Last A Hwasong-12 ballistic missile launches from North Korea Tuesday. KCNA Photo On Tuesday morning (local time), North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan, an intermediate range ballistic missile known as a Hwasong-12, the same type the country threatened to fire at Guam earlier this month. Air raid sirens and emergency broadcasts blared from speakers across Japanese cities warning that a mis
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The Atlantic Daily: Roadblocks and Rifts What We’re Following Responses to Harvey: After being criticized for his lack of empathy toward Hurricane Harvey victims Tuesday, President Trump expressed compassion for those affected in Texas in prepared remarks ahead of a speech on tax reform . While he acknowledged recovery would be a tough process, lawyers in Houston got to work helping victims of the storm who might face challenges from la
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Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods Nearly a week since Harvey struck Houston, many people remain stranded by high water in their neighborhoods. NPR rode along on a citizen water-borne rescue operation. (Image credit: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR)
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Menstruation On A ChipThis device models the female reproductive tract and might lead scientists to a greater understanding of fibroids, cancer, and infertility.
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Popular Science

This is how your brain tells time Science It takes a whole lotta gray matter. No single area of the brain can take responsibility for our perception of time. Instead, multiple regions perform different tasks to help you watch the clock.
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Fire Ants Are Yet Another Hazard in Houston’s Flooded StreetsThe ants spring into survival mode in floods, sticking together to form mats or log-shaped rafts that float through the waters.
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F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer. It will cost $475,000.
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Climate Change Is Driving These Cute Mountain Critters Out of Their HomesClimate change is stealing the American pika's habitat in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Scientists discover spring-loaded mechanism in unusual species of trap-jaw antResearchers provide the first mechanical description of the jaws of a group of trap-jaw ants that can snap their spring-loaded jaws shut at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour -- just fast enough to capture their elusive prey. (Includes video.)
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IFCT-0302 results question role of CT-scan in NSCLC post-surgery follow-upThe optimal follow-up protocol for patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains elusive after results of the IFCT-0302 trial, to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, did not show a difference in overall survival (OS) between patients who received computed tomography (CT) scans as part of their follow-up, and those who did not.
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Gizmodo

If Grandma Has a Pacemaker, Please Take Her in For a Firmware Update Photo: AP The Food and Drug Administration announced today that 465,000 pacemakers installed in the US have a security vulnerability that could be exploited to make the device operate too quickly or deplete its batteries, and these devices need firmware updates to keep them from getting hacked. Yikes. The vulnerability affects devices made by Abbott’s (formerly St. Jude Medical’s) that are radio
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Killer Ants Snap Their Spring-Loaded Jaws 700 Times Faster Than You Can Blink A close-up image of a Myrmoteras trap-jaw ant. Image: Steve Shattuck. Below the tangle of vines and branches of the East Malaysian rainforest, a small contingent of ants scuttles frenetically along the shaded leaf litter. But these are no mere picnic pests—these are Myrmoteras trap-jaw ants, fearsome predators armed with long, spiky, widely-agape mandibles—and they are on the hunt. Suddenly, an i
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ESPN College Football Analyst Quits Over Concerns For Player Safety Image via YouTube Former NFL player Ed Cunningham has been working as a college football analyst since 1997, and was set to begin another season for ESPN and ABC. Today, Cunningham told the New York Times that he is walking away from his job because he can no longer condone the game’s health risks. Cunningham told the Times that he is particularly concerned with football’s connection to traumatic
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Captain Sig Receives Devastating News About His Friends Aboard The F/V Destination #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Sig finds out that the F/V Destination and the six men aboard have gone missing on the Bering Sea. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Step aboard the fishing vessels of DEADLIEST CATCH for an immersive 360° panoramic experience! http://www.deadliestcatch360.co
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists discover spring-loaded mechanism in unusual species of trap-jaw antResearchers provide the first mechanical description of the jaws of a group of trap-jaw ants that can snap their spring-loaded jaws shut at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour - just fast enough to capture their elusive prey.
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Reprogrammed cells relieve Parkinson's symptoms in trials Monkeys implanted with neurons derived from stem cells showed sustained improvement after two years. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22531
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Uber’s Embattled Ex-CEO Finally Passes The Torch Image: Getty Uber held an all-hands meeting on Wednesday to welcome its new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. The new hire was joined by board member Arianna Huffington and former CEO Travis Kalanick in what was mostly a drama-free induction of the new leader to the company—a company that Khosrowshahi claims he will take public in as few as 18 months . The meeting was seemingly uneventful with the exceptio
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You’ll Never Guess How Many Chemicals Are Inside Your Body Right Now A piece of legislation to address the problem is getting widespread support. Yet, it’s stalled. Read More
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Gizmodo

Samsung’s New Water-Resistant Wearables Will Get You Laughed Out of the Pool All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Not content just to let the Galaxy Note 8 make waves, Samsung is pushing out three new fitness minded wearables this holiday season: the Gear Icon X 2018 wireless earbuds, the Gear Sport smartwatch and the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band. Now none of these devices are exactly new (or attractive). What we’re really looking at are rehashes of earlier devices with a sl
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AT&T absurdly claims that most “legitimate” net neutrality comments favor repeal Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | ljhimages) Despite a study showing that 98.5 percent of individually written net neutrality comments support the US's current net neutrality rules, AT&T is claiming that the vast majority of "legitimate" comments favor repealing the rules. The Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality docket is a real mess, with nearly 22 million comments , mostly from form
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Tax Americana Today in 5 Lines Five days after hitting Texas, Hurricane Harvey, now classified as a tropical storm, made landfall again , this time in Louisiana. The National Weather Service warned that “catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue” in Texas and Louisiana for the rest of the week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved more than $23.5 million in assistance for people affe
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An Alexa and Cortana Team-Up Won't Get Far Without a PhoneAlexa and Cortana can do more together than they can on their own, but Cortalexa has some real limitations.
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Researchers discover MRI can measure kidney scarring and predict future kidney functionResearchers from St. Michael's Hospital have made what are believed to be two world-first discoveries: an MRI can measure kidney damage and can predict future kidney function within one year while avoiding needle biopsies.
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Biggest X-Ray Laser Gun on Earth Opens in September Image: European XFEL/Heiner Müller-Elsner Even if you haven’t seen any James Bond films, you’re probably aware that the space laser battle depicted in Moonraker ranks among the stupidest scenes in the franchise’s history. But there’s a new laser gun in town that’s actually good and opening up for business. It is not a weapon. The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) will begin operating in S
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Trump's Fill-in-the-Blanks Tax Reform Plan Four months ago, the Trump administration released the outlines of a tax-reform plan—a one-page list of ideas and principles that was notable mostly for how many questions it left unanswered. On Wednesday, President Trump traveled to Missouri to expand on the need for tax reform, to lay the groundwork for a major legislative push in Congress this fall. But more than anything else, what Trump’s sp
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Will Hollywood Learn a Lesson About Whitewashing? Last week’s announcement that the actor Ed Skrein had been cast as the supporting character Ben Daimio in an upcoming reboot of the film series Hellboy was, in many ways, unsurprising. Skrein, a white Englishman, is best known for his work in the third season of Game of Thrones and as the villain in Deadpool. That genre cred, it seems, was enough to land him a role playing someone explicitly writ
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Bentley's New Continental GT Combines Luxury Tech With Classic LooksThe new generation of the grand tourer brings the beloved car up to date.
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Why Does Fitbit's New Watch Skip a Feature Fans Were Clamoring For? Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I’m a big Apple Watch user, and every time I strap on a Fitbit, I run into the same problem. Instead of opening the Fitbit app to look at my heart rate and sleep cycle, I open Apple Health and then am immediately disappointed because none of the data from my Fitbit actually syncs with Apple Health. Which means it doesn’t sync with my fluid tracker, WaterMinder, or Strava
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FDA approves gene therapy to treat a rare cancerThe Food and Drug Administration has approved Kymriah to treat a rare cancer. It’s the first-ever gene therapy approved in the United States.
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FedEx has some pretty intense plans to get through any potential disaster Entertainment Excerpt: Quakeland Natural hazards could happen at any time. The master of disaster is ready for them all.
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Z-endoxifen shows promise as new treatment for common breast cancer typeROCHESTER, Minn. - Z-endoxifen, a potent derivative of the drug tamoxifen, could itself be a new treatment for the most common form of breast cancer in women with metastatic disease. This finding was reported from a clinical trial conducted by researchers at Mayo Clinic and the National Cancer Institute, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Jordan faces likelihood of much more frequent long and severe droughtsJordan is among the world's most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.
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Eating protein three times a day could make our seniors strongerLoss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly. These are the findings of a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health
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Muscle pain in people on statins may have a genetic linkMany people stop taking cholesterol drugs because of aches, but it has been unclear if the drugs are at fault.
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Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Hitches a Ride With a HelicopterThe "captive carry" test is a step toward making a uniquely accessible kind of spacecraft.
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Dermatologist developing wristband that tells you when you're about to sunburnBrian Matthys honed his internal instincts for when he had gotten too much sun during his years as a teenage lifeguard.
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Gizmodo

Hurricane Harvey Stalls Repair Facilities for Apple, Dell As Texas recovers from the battering winds and record-setting rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, Apple and Dell customers elsewhere in the US are learning the storm may have some unforeseen consequences. “I got a call from an Apple employee at the Genius Bar saying that all of their laptop repairs go through Houston. I was told that it would probably take several weeks or even months to get the laptop
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Trump Administration Hires Former DeVry Dean to Run Unit Inspired by DeVry's Bad Behavior Photo: Getty Let’s imagine you’re the Trump administration’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. Sure, people don’t like you . They really don’t like you . But you’ve got an opportunity to hire an official who will stand up for working class Americans and crack down on for-profit schools that exploit their students. What would you do? Well, to be blunt, the DeVos-led Department of Education repo
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American Men Are Having Kids at Older AgesAmerican men are having children at increasingly older ages, according to a new study.
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Sharks with frickin' lasers: Gold nanoparticles fry cancer on glowing miceA University of Colorado Cancer Center study takes a new approach to killing cancer: Why not fry it into oblivion with vibrating gold nanoparticles? Results are published online ahead of print in the journal Bladder Cancer.
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Good as goldFew experiences invoke as much anxiety as a call from your doctor saying 'you need to come back for more tests.' Your imagination goes wild and suddenly a routine medical screening becomes a minefield of potential life-threatening diseases.
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Sharks with frickin' lasers: Gold nanoparticles fry cancer on glowing miceA University of Colorado Cancer Center study takes a new approach to killing cancer: Why not fry it into oblivion with vibrating gold nanoparticles? "But what about the frickin' lasers?" you may ask. Don't worry. There are lasers. And bioluminescence too.
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The FDA Approves a Landmark Cancer Drug The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new therapy to treat leukemia in kids and young adults—a decision whose importance is as much symbolic as it is practical. Kymriah, from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, is a cancer therapy that represents several things at once: a game-changing way to treat cancer through genetic engineering, a novel paradigm for the biotech busi
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Researchers Explore New Methods To Quantify Power Of Storms After Harvey As Harvey continues to dump damaging rain on the south, some researchers are looking at new ways to quantify the power of a big storm.
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House-sized near Earth objects rarer than we thoughtIn 2013 a small meteoroid, the size of a house, hurtled through Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The explosion shattered windows, and more than a thousand people were treated for injuries from flying debris. How many similar-sized rocks have orbits that bring them close to Earth? A new study has answered that question using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the
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Kaspersky Lab turns the tables, forces “patent troll” to pay cash to end case Enlarge / Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and founder of Kaspersky Lab, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) In October, Kaspersky Labs found itself in a situation familiar to many tech companies: it was sued (PDF) by a do-nothing patent holder in East Texas who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away. The patent-licensing company, Wetro La
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