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Bison vs. Buffalo: What's the Difference? Burly, shaggy bison ( Bison bison ), the North American hoofed mammals that, for many people, embody the American West, are often referred to as buffalo. But even though they are in the same family group as Old World buffalo species — the Asian water buffalo ( Bubalus bubalis ) and the African cape buffalo ( Syncerus caffer ) — bison are not closely related to those species, making the comm
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Stromatolites Defy Odds by A) Living B) on Land Giblin River stromatolites. Credit: Proemse et al. 2017 One of the first things life did after it evolved -- after making lots more of itself and taking over the planet, of course -- was to invent the high rise. Fossils from 3.7 billion years ago , just under a billion years after Earth formed, tell us films of bacteria started trapping tiny particles of rock and welding them into finely
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'The Last Jedi' Is the Most Intellectual 'Star Wars' Movie The new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi is thoughtful and inventive, presenting a fresh take on familiar elements like Luke Skywalker and the Force. Fantasy author Erin Lindsey says those changes have proven to be too much for some diehard Star Wars fans. “When people get really attached to a property, they get a certain sense of entitlement about how the story needs to unfold,” Lindsey says in Epi
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The Best Science Photos of 2017Here are the science photos that stood out in 2017, from adorable animals to our amazing planet to stunning space.
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Time Crystals to Tetraquarks: Quantum Physics on 2017The year 2017 was weird all over. And what science is better-suited for a weird year than quantum physics?
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In Silico Flurries In “ The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis ,” Alan Turing proposed that chemical substances (morphogens) can transform and spread through tissue to yield natural patterns—stripes, spots and spirals—seen on animals. Turing expressed this idea in the language of differential equations, whose initial conditions controlled the evolution of the patterns. The complexity and detail in the patterns fro
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The Christmas Of Now: A Convergence Of Pasts Step back in time: This is what 100 million years ago looked like, in a galaxy far, far away. ESO hide caption toggle caption ESO Step back in time: This is what 100 million years ago looked like, in a galaxy far, far away. ESO Editor's Note: This piece originally ran on Dec. 24, 2013. Ebenezer Scrooge was famously visited by three ghosts in A Christmas Carol . The past, present and future all co
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BAMBINI: An E.U. Project to Socialize Children toward Sustainable Transport If you’re the type of person who believes that the UN is underpinned by a secret cabal of Agenda 21 types who poison your water, what follows is the stuff of nightmares. Then again, this is a blog which includes the word ‘scientific’, so it’s unlikely you’d be on this page anyway. The other day I was shopping for a Lego set for my nephew, and while I had some strong urges to go all Star Wars,
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A Flock of Flaplings The language of paleontology can sometimes feel, well, a bit stuffy. It’s a dialect of clade names, anatomical characters, and evolutionary patterns like the Signor-Lipps Effect that requires years to master. But every now and then experts adopt a term that is both apt and accessible. Maybe even adorable. My favorite? Flaplings. A flapling is a baby pterosaur. The term immediately evokes the
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Reflections on Being Impulsive, Why We All Need to Give Our Impulses More Credit. We all know a person who is unable to control their impulses. The friend who always buys the one thing they like but don't need, the one who drinks just a little too much, the one who can't finish their work because they need to check twitter for a second; all of them attract a little bit of our disapproval. This is often justified, as impulsivity is positively correlated with all kinds of subs
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Space Photos of the Week: When Billions of Worlds Collide This is what it looks like when two galaxies collide. Those colorful bands of debris are gases being flung out into space as a result of this violent cosmic dance. Galaxy NGC 5256 contains both merging galaxies. Each contains its own galactic nucleus and in between the two is a supermassive black hole that’s quickly sucking up material from the impact. This bright red star is called π1 Gruis and
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Bruce McCandless's pioneering spacewalk 'quite comfortable'The first person to fly untethered in space, Nasa astronaut Bruce McCandless, has died.
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Gifts for your bald friends It's never been cooler to be bald—Bruce Willis has been bald for a while, Wayne Brady began shaving his head within the last few years, and Cara Delevingne totally rocked the look this past April. And though bald people may end up being the butt (er...head?) of jokes (as demonstrated by the following classic Whose Line Is It Anyway clip), at least there's one fewer thing for us to tackle at the s
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In Silico Flurries In “ The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis ,” Alan Turing proposed that chemical substances (morphogens) can transform and spread through tissue to yield natural patterns—stripes, spots and spirals—seen on animals. Turing expressed this idea in the language of differential equations, whose initial conditions controlled the evolution of the patterns. The complexity and detail in the patterns fro
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Ramt af livsfarlig virus: Sådan får de dig hjem til Danmark Pest er kun en af mange smitsomme sygdomme, som det danske beredskab skal forberede sig på at kunne klare, hvis en dansker skulle blive smittet med en farlig sygdom i udlandet. Og i dag er det altså mig, der ligger i en kuvøse i det store transportfly og skal forestille at have lungepest. Det er uhyre smittefarligt. Der skal ikke mere end et par partikler i for eksempel ånde eller spyt til at smi
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Bruce McCandless, First to Fly Untethered in Space, Dies at 80 About 15 years before he would roam through space himself, Mr. McCandless replied, “Well, there are a lot of us down here that would be willing to come along.” Photo Mr. McCandless aboard the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990 during the trip on which the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed. Credit NASA Mr. McCandless would spend another decade helping develop the technology — called “manned m
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Gene Editing Experiments In Mice May Help People Hear Too Scientists use a new gene-editing technique to prevent mice destined to go deaf from losing their hearing. (This piece initially aired Dec. 20, 2017 on All Things Considered).
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Vinteren kommer i Game of Thrones ... Kan klimamodel sige hvornår? Seermagneten Game of Thrones på streamingtjenesten HBO tryllebinder verden med sit spektakulære plot, hvor også årstiderne spiller en rolle – især vinteren, der er lig med ondskab. Fantasyserien foregår i et middelalderligt miljø, der bygger på forfatteren George R.R. Martins bøger, og det handler om kampen mellem det sådan rimeligt gode og det frygteligt onde – og den nådesløse jagt på magt cent
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6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage 6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot Advertisement Call it getting in your own way, call it self-defeating behavior, call it accidentally-on-purpose shooting yourself in the foot. Whatever you call it, if you have a goal, you can make sure it doesn’t happen with self-sabotage.
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Social media videos capture SpaceX streaking across California skies - video A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a spectacular trail as it soared into space. It lifted off from Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The trail was widely seen throughout southern California and as far away as Phoenix, Arizona. SpaceX has made four launches so far and expects
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A Meaningful Chat With a Flock of Birds in The Florida Project Over the next month, The Atlantic ’s “And, Scene” series will delve into some of the most interesting films of the year by examining a single, noteworthy moment and unpacking what it says about 2017. Next up is Sean Baker’s The Florida Project . (Read our previous entries here .) The Magic Castle Inn & Suites in Kissimmee, Florida, is not quite as enchanting as its fairytale namesake one town ove
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Mysterious lights over LA baffle onlookersThe phenomenon was visible from parts of California and Arizona - the culprit: A SpaceX rocket.
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Edward Witten, a Physicist’s Physicist, Ponders the Nature of Reality Among the brilliant theorists cloistered in the quiet woodside campus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Edward Witten stands out as a kind of high priest. The sole physicist ever to win the Fields Medal , mathematics’ premier prize, Witten is also known for discovering M-theory, the leading candidate for a unified physical “ theory of everything .” A genius’s genius, W
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Are Algorithms Building the New Infrastructure of Racism? - Issue 55: Trust - Nautilus Are Algorithms Building the New Infrastructure of Racism? - Issue 55: Trust - Nautilus 2 points • submitted 1 day ago by personaontherun to r/thenewsrightnow
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Transportforsker: Projekt førerløse S-tog skal undgå signalprogrammets fejl Ét skridt ad gangen, med mulighed for at bremse projektet undervejs. Sådan lyder anbefalingen fra Per Homann Jespersen, transportforsker ved RUC, for den kommende udrulning af førerløse S-tog, som blev politisk vedtaget i sidste uge, og som begynder i starten af 2020’erne. Per Homann Jespersen har med egne ord generelt været skeptisk over for at indføre automatisk togdrift på S-togene og advarede
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The Atlantic
Can Cops Unlearn Their Unconscious Biases? SALT LAKE CITY—On a clear, cold morning this fall, Police Sergeant Scott Stuck stood at the front of a long, high-ceilinged room, visible to a reporter outside, his brow furrowed as he faced more than a dozen officers. Quietly and methodically, Stuck was trying to convince them of an idea that goes against much of what they’ve been taught it means to be a cop—one that at first blush seems to vali
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My 85-year-old aunt appears to have little – but visiting her gives me so much | Nicholas Milton M y Auntie Gillian is the bravest person I know. Now 85 and in declining health, she spends much of her time shuffling between two rooms holding on to her walking frame. Bent double with osteoporosis, she has not been out of her tiny house for three years. A widow for more than a decade since my uncle died, she has no children and is now completely reliant on carers to change her clothes and put
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Hidden camera captures rare pig thought extinctScientists have filmed one of the world's rarest, and 'ugliest', pigs in a forest in Indonesia.
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Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California The contrail from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen in the sky Friday, Dec. 22 2017, in Apple Valley, Calif. The launch was more than 200 miles from Apple Valley yet was still brilliantly visible. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP) A reused SpaceX rocket car
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In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants “It’s more cooperation,” he said. But some nutritionists say Malaysia’s dietary guidelines, which Dr. Tee helped craft, are not as tough on sugar as they might otherwise be. They tell people to load up on grains and cereals, and to limit fat to less than 20 to 30 percent of daily calories, a recommendation that was removed from dietary guidelines in the United States in 2015 after evidence emerge
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New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout N ew super corals bred by scientists to resist global warming could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising early results from cross-breeding different species of reef-building corals, rapidly developing new strains of the symbiotic algae
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A New Map of Wonders by Caspar Henderson review – scientific approach akin to spiritual vision ‘ The fate of our times,” wrote the sociologist Max Weber in 1917, “is characterised by rationalisation and intellectualisation and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.” Though its urgency was new, Weber’s anxiety – that the rise of monotheism, followed by the gradual secularisation of culture and the march of science, were robbing the world of wonder – was an old one. In “Lamia”, publ
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Slapt underliv: Eksperter dumper kendt knibeøvelse Ups, var det et lille strint i trussen? Overgangsalder og fødsel kan betyde, at det bliver svært at holde på vandet, fordi underlivet et blevet slapt. Knibeøvelser er derfor vigtige for at styrke bækkenbunden. Men mange kvinder laver knibeøvelserne helt forkert. - Ofte er det baller og mave, de kommer til at træne fremfor bækkenbunden, fordi den kan være svær at aktivere for mange. Jannie Dobel,
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SpaceX rocket dazzles in California sky as it transports 10 satellites into space A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg air force base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. The launch in the setting sun created a shining, billowing streak that was widely seen throughout southern
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Best Tech Books of 2017 By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology industry. While the diversity statistics often show a grim image of women’s experience in technology and entrepreneurship, Geek Girl Rising paints a brighter picture of the women who are rallying to start companies, investing in each other, and pulling up
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Finding Further Places For Solar Panels Solar companies are obviously in the business of building solar energy farms. But here's another way the solar developers are spending their money: to protect and relocate desert tortoises , from their sunny desert solar farms. To the tune of at least $60 million dollars . "It's an incredible amount of money to do something that is not necessary." ...Not necessary to the generation of solar e
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How to reduce waste and help the planet this holiday season Taylor Swift’s latest album wasn’t her best, but the pop star was onto something, scientifically speaking. On the last track of the album, “New Year’s Day,” Swift sings about the aftermath of a holiday party. While the garbage in the track is really a metaphor for the refuse that old loves leave behind (I think), her description of the dark side of holiday cheer—the trails of glitter, mounds of c
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'World's ugliest pig' caught on camera Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption It had been feared the Javan warty pig had become extinct Scientists have captured the first footage in the wild of one of the world's rarest - and ugliest - pigs. The Javan warty pig is under such threat from hunting and habitat loss that conservationists surveying its habitat believed it might already have been driven to extinction. Camera traps have no
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