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New guidelines on clinical trial design for patients with brain metastases IMAGE: D. Ross Camidge, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues report new guidelines for clinical trial design in patients with brain metastases. view more Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Clinical trials of new anti-cancer therapies have often excluded patients whose disease has spread to the brain or central nervous system (CNS) or, if such patients were allowed on trial, trials have often fai
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Dansk forskning baner vej for kur mod ebola Tusindvis af mennesker mistede livet, da virussen ebola hærgede i Vestafrika i 2014. Dødeligheden var ekstrem stor, da der ikke var en behandling mod den smitsomme infektion. Men blandt andet takket være dansk forskning er man nu kommet så langt, at der er stor sandsynlighed for, at der om 10 år er udviklet et stof til behandling af mennesker, der er smittet med ebola. Der er store perspektiver f
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Grønt er det nye sort: Europæiske energiselskaber har forstået budskabet 2017 har været et bemærkelsesværdigt år for statens energi­selskab Ørsted, som vi indtil 29. oktober kendte som Dong Energy. Den 2. februar annoncerede selskabet, at det sidste ton kul bliver skovlet ind i selskabets kraftværker i 2023. 24. maj blev det offentliggjort, at olie- og gasdivisionen bliver solgt til en temmelig ukendt schweizisk kemikoncern. Og endelig blev navneskiftet meldt ud 2. ok
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2018 preview: Epic mission to Mercury will unravel its mysteries By Andy Coghlan It should be signposted “Welcome to hell”. Mercury, the sun’s closest neighbour, sees blasts of radiation and extreme temperatures – and it’s where we’re headed next. In October 2018, a probe called BepiColombo will set off on an epic seven-year voyage to orbit the scorched world. Provided it can withstand the unforgiving 350°C after it arrives in 2025, the craft will try to u
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Boat that took Steinbeck to Sea of Cortez is being restoredIf all goes as planned, the boat that took John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts on their expedition to the Sea of Cortez will come sailing back into Monterey Bay in a few years.
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Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used in firefighting, waterproofing, carpeting and other products. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been detected at military bases, water treatment plants and, most recently, an old industrial dump site
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Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida's deadly roads Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down a suburban interstate highway. Both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others. "There's one," he says, as a woman zips past. But even though he could see her texting , he couldn't ticket he
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3 Cosmic Images from 2017: No. 3 Caleb A. Scharf Dr. Caleb A. Scharf is Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University,and has an international reputation as a research astrophysicist, and asa lecturer to college and public audiences. The UK's Guardian newspaperhas listed his blog Life, Unbounded, as one of their "hottest scienceblogs," while an editor at Seed Magazine called it "phenomenal.Informed, fresh, and thoughtful." Sch
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Why Soviet Russia's Most Evil Scientist Is Gaining a New Following Russian biologist Trofim Lysenko (1898-1976) is a very controversial figure in the history of science. He was a star Soviet scientist, making discoveries that improved crop yields for the fledgling communist state. But some also consider him responsible for millions of deaths during the Stalin era, pointing to the role his ideas played in causing a terrible country-wide famine. Lysenko fell o
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The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017 Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: " The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading. " The story went viral, (probably because we published the the words "meat allergies" during peak grilling season), but the piece was more than a clicky headline: Molteni dove deep into the molecular science behind what causes the adverse reaction. That sto
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The Bizarre Reason for a Man's Worsening Anxiety A British man's symptoms of anxiety were eventually traced to an unusual cause: his repeated exposure to a toxic substance while in the navy, a recent report of the man's case suggests. The man worked as a naval engineer for five years. During this time, he was exposed almost daily to trichloroethylene (TCE), or "trike," a solvent used for cleaning and degreasing ships and aircraft, accordi
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Don't Give Up on 'The Orville' Too Quickly The new Fox comedy The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane as the captain of a Star Trek -style starship. In fact the similarities to Star Trek are so overwhelming that science fiction editor John Joseph Adams is surprised they haven’t resulted in a lawsuit. “I’m kind of baffled that it’s legal that they’re allowed to do this, because it’s barely a parody,” Adams says in Episode 288 of the Geek’s Guide
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8 Awesome Things to Try on Your PS4 Right Now Did you score a PS4 Pro or Slim for Christmas? Welcome to the tribe! Or maybe you’re sprucing up your PlayStation knowledge for 2018. No matter why you’re here, we’ve got eight practical tips and hidden features to try on your PlayStation. 1. Type Faster with Motion Control (or Your Phone) Trying to type out emails and passwords on a PS4 is brutal, but there are a couple ways to ease your frustra
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2017 Was The Year Of Extreme Weather This year will go down in history for its extreme weather. Researchers have now definitively attributed three major extreme weather events to climate change.
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Board Games To Fight Bias Can a game help reduce a person's racial and ethnic biases? One researcher says yes. But how long the effect will last is an open question.
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The Dark Side of the Comics That Redefined Hinduism Fifty years ago, a junior executive at the Times of India named Anant Pai watched Indian children on a TV quiz show fail to answer a basic question about the Hindu epic Ramayana. Concerned that young people in his country had lost touch with their cultural heritage, Pai acted. He eventually teamed up with the publisher India Book House to launch an educational comic series that presented kid-frie
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Best Pizza-Making Tools: Pizza Scissors, Gloves, Stove-Top Pizza Oven 1 Dreamfarm Scizza Getting clean cuts on your sausage-topped slices can be a frustrating task. Ditch the flimsy wheel and wield some sturdy scissors instead. The Scizza’s lower blade includes a nonstick, nylon spatula tip that slides underneath the crust as you snip— making it a breeze to lift and serve once your slice is free. $30 2 Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Oven Cramped kitchen keepin
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British astronaut Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s honoursHelen Sharman, the first Briton in space, has been recognised in the New Year's honours.
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Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help Artificial intelligence used to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI. The chatbot that pops up when you’re buying new kicks? AI. Tweets, stories, posts in your feed, the search results you return, even the people you swipe right or left; artificial intelligence had an invisible hand in what (and who) you see on the internet. But in the walled
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Brains, Hearts and Heroin Addiction: Medicine in VRAddiction treatment, heart surgery and brain research are just some of the areas where virtual reality is helping to improve traditional approaches to treatment and training in medicine. Step inside a human heart or experience addiction treatment in VR.
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Black Mirror: 'Hang the DJ' Explores Dystopian Dating Sophie Gilbert and David Sims will be discussing the new season of Netflix’s Black Mirror , considering alternate episodes. The reviews contain spoilers; don’t read further than you’ve watched. See all of their coverage here . I couldn’t agree more about “Crocodile,” David. I’m such a devoted Andrea Riseborough fan that I’d pay money to watch her read the phone book, so the episode felt like a co
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Black Mirror: 'Crocodile' Is a Nihilistic Nordic Noir Sophie Gilbert and David Sims will be discussing the new season of Netflix’s Black Mirror , considering alternate episodes. The reviews contain spoilers; don’t read further than you’ve watched. See all of their coverage here . Sophie, I agree on “Arkangel,” which I initially admired for its indie-movie approach, though it couldn’t follow through on the advantages of that form. For the episode to
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Podcast-special: Europas energiselskaber går i grønt Transformator Ingeniørens fredagspodcast sætter strøm til ugens største nyheder inden for teknologi, forskning og naturvidenskab og analyserer de svingninger, der på godt og ondt transformerer verden og vores samfund. Anders Høeg Nissen er vært på Transformator Foto: PodLAB Abonnér på Transformator: Følg i iTunes På mobilen: Søg på Ingeniøren i din podcast-app. På iPhone er podcast-appen indbygge
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Here's How 10 New Year's Eve Traditions Got Started Popping champagne corks at the stroke of midnight is a mainstay on New Year’s Eve, whether at swanky parties or home celebrations. In general, overindulgence and excess are hallmarks of New Year’s celebrations around the world, Aveni said. But when exactly did the peach-colored, bubbly beverage become synonymous with New Year’s Eve? Despite its French name, champagne’s signature fizz tr
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Byron Katie: ‘Just ask yourself, is that thought really true?’ For a long time, Byron Katie’s children thought she was having them on. Her character seemed to change overnight, and they didn’t trust her one bit. For 10 years – until that day – she had spiralled into rage, paranoia and despair, becoming so depressed she seldom left her house. She’d stayed in bed for weeks at a time, and her children learned to tiptoe past her door to avoid her furious outburs
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December's Shimmering Space Pictures December's Shimmering Space Pictures This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe. 3_enceladus_xmas_2017_crop.jpg This is Saturn's sixth largest moon, Enceladus -- a frozen landscape that researchers think could be potentially habitable to alien life. Image credits: University of Warwick Space Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:15 Abigail Malate, Staff I
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Our Best GIFs of 2017 1. Animals Set Survival Record Inside Artificial Womb Fetal lambs lived for weeks in a fluid-filled bag. Tests to help premature babies could begin in three years A fetal lamb kept alive inside an artificial womb. Video courtesy of Partridge E.A. et al. Nature Communications 2. A Carbon-Fiber Cage Could Crash-Proof Drone Delivery For those worried about shipping fragile items this way, there may
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Finches Can Learn To Sing Differently Than Their Genetics Dictate In the most recent podcast we discussed how baby bats learn their calls from all the other bats in their crowded colonies. And we mentioned in passing that songbirds usually get tutored directory from their dads. So, how does that avian system work? "At about 25 days, the father starts singing directly to the juvenile." David Mets, a geneticist at the University of California San Francisco. "
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Busy year for storms Image copyright NASA/NOAA The past year has been a busy one for hurricanes. There were 17 named storms in 2017, 10 hurricanes and six major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) - an above average year in each respect. The 10 hurricanes formed consecutively, without weaker tropical storms interrupting the sequence. The only other time this has been recorded was in 1893. Are these storms getting worse
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Space science work recognised in New Year Honours Image copyright NASA/JPL-CALTECH Image caption Artwork: Cassini ran the narrow gap between the top of Saturn's atmosphere and the rings A leading member of the Cassini mission to Saturn, which ended spectacularly in September 2017, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Prof Michele Dougherty from Imperial College, London, has become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Hele
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New Year honours: Bussell, a Bee Gee and a Beatle among gong gang Arts He may have received the knighthood two decades after his former bandmate Paul McCartney, but Ringo Starr did not seem to mind. Starr, who was among those recognised in the New Years honours list, was exuberant in reaction to the news of his title, which he described as “an honour and a pleasure”. The knighthood comes 52 years after he was given an MBE for his global success as the drummer f
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The sony A7 Mark III is the best camera of 2017 It snuck in just under the wire, but the $3,200 Sony A7R Mark III is the best camera of 2017. This year, smartphone cameras continued their quest to decimate the low-end camera market, which has pushed manufacturers to compete at the high-end, and it has resulted in some truly amazing imaging machines. There were other contenders like Nikon’s super-powerful D850 DSLR, and the $10,000 Fujifilm GFX
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