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Seawater is the secret to long-lasting Roman concrete Ancient recipe has lasted 2,000 years thanks to chemical reactions that result in a rare mineral. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22231
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More Than a View: Windows Double as Solar PanelsA tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first commercial, fully transparent solar-power-generating windows.
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CF patients and physicians use shared decision-making tool to determine regimensPhysician-researchers at the University of Cincinnati have developed a computerized decision-making model to promote shared decision-making with cystic fibrosis patients. The tool takes into account patients' preferences for measures of lung function and health along with the latest medical evidence for effective treatment to help patients prioritize home treatments.
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Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' recordResearchers have far surpassed a theoretical limit on the rectification rate in the field of molecular electronics -- an accomplishment that was thought to be impossible.
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New studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans didA new look inside 2,000-year-old Roman concrete has provided new clues to the evolving chemistry and mineral cements that allow ancient harbor structures to withstand the test of time.
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How seawater strengthens ancient Roman concreteWhile modern marine concrete structures crumble within decades, 2,000-year-old Roman piers and breakwaters endure to this day, and are stronger now than when they were first constructed. University of Utah geologist Marie Jackson studies the minerals and microscale structures of Roman concrete as she would a volcanic rock. She and her colleagues have found that seawater filtering through the concr
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Stephen Hawking: Trump Pushing Earth's Climate 'Over The Brink' The renowned physicist and cosmologist says the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate change accord could turn our planet into another Venus. (Image credit: Matt Dunham/AP)
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Global Health: There’s Plague on the Prairie, but These Dogs May Be ProtectedAn unusual peanut-butter-flavored vaccine helps to shield prairie dogs from outbreaks of plague.
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Review: Remembering Sofya KovalevskayaMichèle Audin’s book about Sofya Kovalevskaya is a fascinating combination of biography, personal reflections, and fictional digressions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tilted microscopy technique better reveals protein structuresSalk Institute researcher describes new cryo-EM method to facilitate a better understanding of proteins involved in disease
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New studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans didAround A.D. 79, Roman author Pliny the Elder wrote in his Naturalis Historia that concrete structures in harbors, exposed to the constant assault of the saltwater waves, become "a single stone mass, impregnable to the waves and every day stronger."
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Trump's Celebration of an Exclusionary Vision of Freedom On Saturday night, roughly 12 hours after tweeting that Mika Brzezinski was “ dumb as a rock ” and 12 hours before tweeting a video of himself side-slamming CNN , Donald Trump spoke at a “Celebrate Freedom” Concert at Washington’s Kennedy Center. Journalists covering the event focused on Trump’s jabs at the media. But they missed his veiled attack on another group of Americans whose First Amendme
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Why Trump Keeps Returning to Reddit Grizzled political observers can recall—it was just less than three years ago, though it feels like many more—when conservative media were branding Barack Obama a raging narcissist . Little could they, or anyone else, have imagined that in the near future the president of the United States would be the sort of person who recycled fan videos created on internet message boards devoted to idolizing
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NASA examines Tropical Storm Nanmadol inside and outTwo NASA satellites provided a look at the Northwestern Pacific Ocean's latest tropical storm from outside and inside. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided an outside look at Nanmadol when it's maximum sustained winds peaked, and the GPM Core satellite provided an inside look at the rainfall within the storm.
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NASA examines Tropical Storm Nanmadol inside and outTwo NASA satellites provided a look at the Northwestern Pacific Ocean's latest tropical storm from outside and inside. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided an outside look at Nanmadol when it's maximum sustained winds peaked, and the GPM Core satellite provided an inside look at the rainfall within the storm.
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School's in for asthma medication adherenceStephen J. Teach, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues tried to reduce missed doses of daily medications, improve asthma control and tamp down on schoolchildren's asthma attacks by outsourcing morning delivery of inhaled corticosteroids to the school nurse.
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Could CRISPR Sniff Out Viruses?The gene-editing tool CRISPR is fast becoming known for its potential to treat disease, but it also has other possible capabilities, such as the ability to screen people for viruses.
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Check Your Fireworks Because Thousands Have Been Recalled Nationwide GIF GIF Source: YouTube It’s Fourth of July weekend and what could be more American than manufacturing a faulty product that could injure you while you’re drunk. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 36,100 units of TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. Three separate people have suffered injuries from the fireworks due to their tendency to “explode unexpectedly afte
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Buzz Aldrin’s many faces during Trump’s space speech – video Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin reacted with a range of expressions while Donald Trump made a speech on Friday about the importance of exploring space. Aldrin had joined Trump at the White House for the signing of an executive order to re-establish the National Space Council ‘Your worst nightmare: a successful Donald Trump presidency’ Continue reading...
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Iran Signs a $5 Billion Energy Deal With France's Total Iran signed a deal Monday with France’s Total SA and China’s state-run China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to develop the South Pars offshore field, one of the world’s largest natural-gas fields. The $5 billion agreement is the first energy deal between foreign companies and Iran since Tehran signed the landmark nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers in July 2015, a move that w
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Taking a flight on the best Boeing 757 Sebastian Anthony The 787 Dreamliner , with its composite-fibre chassis, lithium-ion batteries, and super-efficient engines, can fairly claim to be the coolest airplane in the world. Another reasonable choice, if you really revere giant flying tubes of aluminium, is the gloriously ginormous Airbus A380. And of course, true aerospace connoisseurs would probably choose the SR-71 Blackbird , or perh
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'Brain training' app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairmentA 'brain training' game could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a new study.
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Milking it: A new robot to extract scorpion venomA new scorpion-milking robot designed to extract venom could replace the traditional manual method. Scorpion venom is used in medical applications such as immunosuppressants, anti-malarial drugs and cancer research, but the extraction process can be potentially life-threatening.
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High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal studyFeeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Improved representation of solar variability in climate modelsHow much do solar cycle variations influence our climate system? Could the rising Earth temperatures due to anthropogenic effects partly be compensated by a reduction of solar forcing in the future? These questions have been in the focus of climate research for a long time. In order to answer these questions as precisely as possible, it is required to know the fluctuations of solar forcing on the
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Computer scientists use wave packet theory to develop realistic, detailed water wave simulations in real timeThink about the last time you were at a lake, river, or the ocean. Remember the ripples of the water, the waves crashing against the rocks, the wake following a boat, the sun reflecting off the crests? Amazingly, the mathematical equations describing many of these phenomena have been known for over a hundred years. The trouble is, actually solving them is extremely difficult and costly, making acc
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Increased air pollution cuts victims' lifespan by a decade, costing billionsOne of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years -- more than previously thought. But the estimated economic cost of this differs wildly between the US and the EU because of the calculations used.
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When Hatred Is a Joke On Sunday, the president of the United States tweeted out a video. The grainy clip featured old footage repurposed for a new world: It depicted a pre-White House Donald Trump engaged in a bit of theatrical violence that played out during a 2007 WrestleMania event. In it, the pre-president, clad in a suit, body-slammed and then repeatedly punched another man—a man made anonymous because his face,
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Do probiotic deodorants really work? Health We tested 6 brands, risking pit stains and smelliness, so you don’t have to. Probiotic deodorants supposedly use a healthy mix of bacteria to combat body odor—but do they really work?
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Nye fotos dokumenterer: Der er ulveunger i DanmarkTre ulveunger er her i weekenden blevet fanget af et vildtkamera syd for Holstebro.
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Kill the Open Internet, and Wave Goodbye to Consumer ChoiceOpinion: The FCC Would Be Mistaken to Unravel Antitrust Protections
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Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a cat? The answer to today’s moggie mystery In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you the following question: A straight corridor has 7 doors along one side. Behind one of the doors sits a cat. Your mission is to find the cat by opening the correct door. Each day you can open only one door. If the cat is there, you win. You are officially smarter than a cat. If the cat is not there, the door closes, and
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How insect outbreaks affect forests and batsNew research indicates that bark beetle outbreaks in forests create several new roosting and foraging possibilities for the protected bat species Barbastella barbastellus. For example, maternity colonies of B. barbastellus were found beneath bark of beetle-killed spruces. Also, hunting activity of B. barbastellus increased with more extensive canopy opening due to bark beetles.
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Solar cell design using diverse plant pigmentsA member of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with his colleagues has optimized and characterized TiO₂-based solar cell design using diverse plant pigments. Two types of solar cells with two photosensitizers: thylakoid membrane preparations and anthocyanin-enriched raspberry extracts have been studied.
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First “Virtual” Unrolling of Ancient Scroll Buried by Vesuvius Reveals Early TextModern imaging analysis is changing researchers’ understanding of the damaged scrolls.
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Why unsafe cosmetics are still on store shelves Consumer complaints more than doubled for cosmetic products from 2015 to 2016, report researchers. The biggest offender was with hair-care products. Consumers remain at risk because the industry receives little regulatory scrutiny and does not require pre-approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Three or four people can be wrong, but it’s hard to ignore 21,000.” “The FDA has much le
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What One Entrepreneur Learned From Hillary Clinton Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of the nonprofit, Girls Who Code, says she spends 25 percent of her time mentoring. While many CEOs might think that’s excessive, for Saujani, it makes sense. The organization she founded promotes the importance of mentoring relationships in order to narrow the gender gap in technology. And that’s no small task, given the size of the discrepancy— just 18 percen
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Take a Number: U.S. Fertility Rate Reaches a Record LowYounger women are having children less often, while birthrates have risen slightly among those who are older.
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Apparently, a Magical Circus is Important to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 Image: WB As filming begins today on the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , Warner Bros. has released summary which doesn’t tell us too much we didn’t know and a cast list that’s a bit more revealing. “Revealing” in that it includes a bounty hunter and a wizarding circus. The new synopsis restates a few things we knew/guessed. We knew about the return of the franchise to the UK a
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Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem CellsCurrent can guide implanted cells away from rats' noses toward a region deep in their brains.
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How bullying costs schools millions in lost funding When children don’t go to school to avoid getting bullied for their race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, schools can lose tens of millions of dollars each year. That’s because those absences can lower average daily attendance rates, which are used by many states to allocate school funding. “Bullying is a big social problem that not only creates an unhealthy climate for indiv
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Study: World Heritage Convention can play critical role in protecting wildernessA new WCS and University of Queensland (UQ)-led study urges the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas through designation of Natural World Heritage Sites (NWHS).
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Improved representation of solar variability in climate modelsFor upcoming climate model studies, scientists can use a new, significantly improved data set for solar forcing. An international science team led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC) in Granada (Spain) has now published the details of the new reconstruction of this reference dataset in the journal Geoscientific Model Developme
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Making wavesComputer scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) and Nvidia have introduced a novel representation of waves that improves computational efficiency by at least an order of magnitude. Based on principles of theoretical physics, their method allows for significantly more visual detail as well as a greater degree of user control.
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New technique 'sees' radioactive material even after it's goneA new technique allows researchers to characterize nuclear material that was in a location even after the nuclear material has been removed -- a finding that has significant implications for nuclear nonproliferation and security applications.
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Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself Tens of millions of Winamp users are still out there. (credit: Flickr user uzi978 ) As many of us are busy crafting the perfect playlist for grilling outdoors, most likely such labor is happening on a modern streaming service or within iTunes. But during the last 15 years or so, that wasn't always the case. Today, we resurface our look at the greatest MP3 player that was—Winamp. This piece origin
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The more eggs the better in IVF?A higher number of eggs retrieved in an IVF treatment cycle is independently associated with more chromosomally normal embryos available for transfer, according to a new study. However, the benefit of a greater oocyte yield decreases significantly with advancing female age.
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Quantum probes dramatically improve detection of nuclear spinsResearchers have demonstrated a way to detect nuclear spins in molecules noninvasively, providing a new tool for biotechnology and materials science. Important research in medicine and biology relies on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, but until now, it has been limited in spatial resolution and typically requires powerful microwave fields. Scientists have now used a quantum probe to
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New way to tackle cancer cellsScientists have introduced, for the first time, the organelle-localized self-assembly of a peptide amphiphile as a powerful strategy for controlling cellular fate.
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Donald Trump Offers to Help Charlie Gard This story was updated on Monday, July 3 at 12:53pm. Charlie Gard was born with a rare genetic condition and has suffered from brain damage and loss of muscle function. After British doctors advised his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, that they should end life support for the terminally ill 10-month-old, they raised nearly 2 million dollars to transfer Charlie to the U.S. for experimental t
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New research describes the differences between mice and humansResearch from King's College in London, UK, and Lund University in Sweden could explain why diabetes drugs which have worked in animal experiments are not equally successful in humans. The researchers discovered differences -- but also unknown similarities - in the function of insulin-producing beta cells.
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Key genes in nitrogen utilization in tobacco identifiedA newly created genetic roadmap for tobacco has been used to identify two mutated genes implicated in the way some types of tobacco use nitrogen. This could help in the development of tobacco and ultimately tobacco products containing lower levels of toxicants. This could also aid in the development of crops that require less chemical fertilizers. This roadmap lays out 64 percent of the tobacco ge
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Immune defense mechanism: How proteins bring together membrane blebsResearchers have gained new insights into the mechanisms with which certain proteins help the immune defense mechanism in the human body. Pathogens such as viruses or bacteria are wrapped in membrane blebs and rendered harmless there. What are known as guanylate-binding proteins are crucial in this. How they contribute to the process that was investigated by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochu
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Drug discovery: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spurred by same enzymeAlzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are different. But at the biochemical level, these two neurodegenerative diseases start to look similar. This is how Emory scientists landed on a potential drug target for Parkinson's.
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Artificial bile ducts grown in lab & transplanted into mice could help treat liver diseaseCambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver transplantation.
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First large-scale genomic analysis of key acute leukemia will likely yield new therapiesCharting the genomic landscape of T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients revealed insights that will guide research and help to lay the foundation for more targeted therapy.
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Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aidA comparison between less-expensive, over-the-counter hearing assistance devices and a conventional hearing aid found that some of these devices were associated with improvements in hearing similar to the hearing aid, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Applying electric current to nerve for chronic low back pain does not provide clinically important improvementIn three randomized trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric current to the pain-conducting nerve, resulted in either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Studies compare types of insulin for reducing episodes of low blood sugar for patients with Type 1 or 2 diabetesTreatment with the insulin degludec compared to glargine U100 for 32 weeks resulted in a reduced rate of hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes among patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes and at least one risk factor for hypoglycemia, according to two studies published by JAMA.
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What are outcomes later in life for high school football players?In a study of men who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957, playing high school football was not adversely associated with cognitive impairment or depression later in life, according to an article published by JAMA Neurology.
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Is concussion associated with abnormal menstrual patterns in young women?A study of nearly 130 girls and young women suggests concussion was associated with increased risk of having two or more abnormal menstrual bleeding patterns, according to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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Differences in US infant mortality rates among black and white babiesA new research letter published by JAMA Pediatrics examined trends in overall and cause-specific infant mortality rates between non-Hispanic black and white infants because infant mortality is an important indicator of population health.
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Decreasing height, increasing arthritis risk evolutionarily advantageous for humansEarly humans evolved to have shorter bones and an increased risk of osteoarthritis, a trade-off that may have helped them in colder climates, Stanford researchers say.
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Freeze-frames of enzymes in action have implications for a new cancer treatment conceptStructural biologists at CSHL shed light on how a family of enzymes called TUTases regulate let-7, an essential regulator of development that is dyregulated in lung and kidney cancers, among others. The team used x-ray crystallography to capture the equivalent of freeze-frames of TUTases, at the resolution of individual atoms, interacting with other molecules to regulate the activity of let-7. thi
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Peering inside an AI’s brain will help us trust its decisionsA tool that reveals which aspects of a task an artificial intelligence is focusing on will help us understand why machines can be tricked
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Invasive weevil spreads north, endangering California's palmsAn invasive beetle that crossed from Mexico into southern San Diego County more than five years ago is continuing to head north, threatening widespread destruction of ornamental palm trees and date palms that could add up to millions of dollars in damage.
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Last week in tech: iPhone turns 10, Facebook crosses 2 billion, and Nintendo teases everyone Technology Here's something to read while you avoid your family at cookouts It was a week of milestones in the tech world.
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GRAFIK: Sådan bliver bakterier multiresistenteHvorfor kommer der flere multiresistente bakterier, og hvad har det med antibiotikaforbruget at gøre? Find svaret her.
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UK student, 18, arrested in international cyberattackAn 18-year-old student in northwestern England has been charged in a series of cyberattacks on the websites of nearly a dozen multinational firms.
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Tesla’s First Affordable Car Is Finally Entering ProductionQuestion is, will the company be able to build the Model 3 at the rate it claims?
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Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitorsFlexible, wearable electronics require equally flexible, wearable power sources. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese scientists have introduced an extraordinarily stretchable and compressible polyelectrolyte which, in combination with carbon nanotube composite paper electrodes, forms a supercapacitor that can be stretched to 1,000 percent in length and compressed to 50 percent in thickness w
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Regional disparity in way local authorities and family courts deal with childrenA North-South divide in the way children are dealt with by local authorities and the family courts has been uncovered by researchers from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University.
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Greening the city—a measurement for a mindful environmentScientists at the University of Bradford have developed the world's first Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT), a scientific process for measuring how relaxing urban environments and public spaces are.
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'Perfect storm' led to 2016 Great Barrier Reef bleachingResearchers from James Cook University and the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium say unprecedented oceanographic conditions in 2016 produced the perfect storm of factors that lead to a mass coral bleaching.
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Ars spends too much time trying to work in Haiku, the BeOS successor And it started with such promise, too. Haiku , the open-source successor to the late and lamented BeOS—that late, lamented operating system of the 1990s developed at Apple refugee Jean-Louis Gassée's Be Inc. BeOS was intended to compete with the "classic" Apple MacOS and with Microsoft Windows; by 1996, Gassée was jockeying to get Apple to acquire his company and make BeOS the basis of the next-g
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How a backyard weather station works Technology You won't need a meteorologist after you install one of these. The Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station ($650) delivers a personal, hyperlocal forecast from your own backyard. Read on.
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Google DeepMind’s NHS data deal ‘failed to comply’ with lawLast year New Scientist revealed that DeepMind had made a deal to access NHS patient records. Now the UK's data watchdog has found shortcomings
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Researchers find new way to tackle cancer cellsIn-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell (i.e., intracellular assembly) and their interaction with cellular components have been emerging as a versatile strategy in controlling cellular fate. However, achieving spatiotemporal control (i.e., inside cellular organelles or other sub-compartments) over the self-assembly of synthetic molecules i
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Team invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in spaceScientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.
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Q&A: The Science Behind ‘Sticky’ IceIce is sticky, but only to certain kinds of surfaces when conditions are just right for a shared ice layer to form between the surfaces and link them.
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Greening the city -- a measurement for a mindful environmentScientists at the University of Bradford have developed the world's first Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT), a scientific process for measuring how relaxing urban environments and public spaces are.
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HKBU's clinical trial acupuncture proves effectiveness for weight controlThe School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control. After an eight-week treatment, the participants' average body weight decreased by 2.47 kg, with a weight loss of 7.2 kg for the most successful participant, whose body mass index dropped by 3.2 kg/m2. The trial was initial testimony to the effective
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Finnish mothers discovered to have gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsiaResearchers at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with researchers at the University of Washington and at the Broad Institute, have discovered that some Finnish mothers carry rare gene variants that protect them from pre-eclampsia, also known as toxaemia of pregnancy. This is the first time that mothers' genotypes have been proven to contain factors that protect against pre-eclampsia. The
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Research examines how insect outbreaks affect forests and batsNew research indicates that bark beetle outbreaks in forests create several new roosting and foraging possibilities for the protected bat species Barbastella barbastellus.
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New data on the protective effects of Alzheimer's on cancerPatients with Alzheimer's disease have a higher risk of developing glioblastoma and a lower risk of lung cancer. A paper published in Scientific Reports by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, headed by Alfonso Valencia, a researcher affiliated to the CNIO and to the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, describes the biological processes that underlie this comorbidity.
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Soap Ingredient May Be Linked to Antibiotic ResistanceScientists in England have uncovered a possible link between an antibacterial ingredient and antibiotic resistance.
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AMD Vega FE reviews disappoint fans with humdrum gaming performance Enlarge The first reviews and benchmarks have arrived for the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition —the first graphics card based on AMD's Vega architecture—and the results are mixed to say the least. In professional application benchmarks like SPECviewperf and Cinebench R15 OpenGL, the £1000/$1000 Vega FE ( buy here ) comes out ahead of Nvidia's flagship Titan Xp . In games, it's often barely faster tha
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Elon Musk Announces Tesla Model 3 Will Start Delivery On Friday Photo: Tesla When he’s not waxing poetic about floors and digging giant holes in the ground , Elon Musk runs an electric car company. Late Sunday night, he tweeted the biggest news yet in Tesla’s short history. The Model 3, a more affordable Tesla, will roll off the assembly line on Friday. Last week, Musk teased that he would have news on Sunday, and just before midnight, he tweeted , “Model 3 p
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Chris Christie's Day at the Beach Updated at 12:00 p.m. Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey’s least-popular governor ever, was photographed Sunday on Island Beach State Park with his wife. Trouble is he’d ordered the state’s beaches closed because of an impasse over the state’s budget. Even worse, when asked Sunday afternoon at a news conference if he’d gotten any sun, Christie replied: “I didn’t. I didn’t get any sun today.” The
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For cheaper fuel cells, spread these atoms over graphene Scientists have created a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. Catalysts that drive the oxygen reduction reaction that lets fuel cells turn chemical energy into electricity are usually made of platinum, which stands up to the acidic nature of the cell’s charge-carrying electrolyte. But platinum is expensive, and scientists have searched
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Hungry fish and dragonflies show biodiversity in flux An ecological filter in a pond, such as voracious fish that eat dragonflies and damselflies, may help ecologists predict how biodiversity loss may affect specific habitats. In one of the first studies of its kind, the scientists show that strong environmental “filters”—in this case, predatory fish—cause dragonfly and damselfly communities to vary regularly from year to year and season to season i
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Long duration experiments reach 1,000th dayThe first experiment placed on Diamond's Long Duration Experimental (LDE) facility, on beamline I11, has now been in place for 1,000 days. The experiment, led by Dr. Claire Corkhill from the University of Sheffield, has used the world-leading capabilities of the beamline to investigate the hydration of cements used by the nuclear industry for the storage and disposal of waste.
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ANU invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in spaceScientists at the Australian National University have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.
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UNIST researchers find new way to tackle cancer cellsSouth Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced, for the first time, the organelle-localized self-assembly of a peptide amphiphile as a powerful strategy for controlling cellular fate.
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The more eggs the better in IVF?A higher number of eggs retrieved in an IVF treatment cycle is independently associated with more chromosomally normal embryos available for transfer, according to a new Australian study. However, the benefit of a greater oocyte yield decreases significantly with advancing female age.
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Dear Michael Gove; when do I get my refund? | Dean Burnett The former education minister recently asserted that people who don’t go to university shouldn’t have to pay for those who do . As someone who went to university twice, Dean Burnett has seen the error of his ways and would like to make amends Dear Michael Gove, I’m writing this to say I heard your recent remarks about how people who don’t go to university shouldn’t pay for those who do. Or, to us
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The Souring of American Exceptionalism Tomorrow, the Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate their independence, the birth of a free nation. Leading the celebrations will be a president mysteriously dependent on a foreign power—a president who lavishly praises dictators and publicly despises the institutions of freedom, not only the free press but also an independent judiciary and other constitutional restraints on his will. This is
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3 videnskabelige alternativer til antibiotikaAfføringstransplantationer og virus er nogle af de våben, forskerne i fremtiden håber at kunne bruge mod de multiresistente bakterier.
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Transportminister om luftfartsstrategi: Klimaudfordringer er ikke mit bordFlere ruter og flere afgange i flytrafikken skal binde Danmark bedre sammen. Det fremgår af ny dansk luftfartsstrategi, som dog ikke nævner et ord om flytrafikkens belastning af klima eller miljø.
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Futurity.org

Tremor implant is only ‘on’ when it needs to be Implanted devices to treat essential tremor are always “on”—delivering stimulation even when a patient doesn’t need it and wasting valuable battery life. An update to the treatment could change that. The hallmark of essential tremor, which affects an estimated 7 million people in the US alone, is an involuntary, rhythmic shaking during intentional movement. It can complicate everyday tasks like w
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Science | The Guardian

Cancer-surviving women a third less likely to become pregnant, study finds Impact of cancer and treatment on female fertility has much improved in recent years, finds survey of 23,000 medical records Women who survived cancer in the past 30 years were a third less likely to become pregnant than women in the general population, according to study into the impact of the disease and its treatment on patients. The research provides the first broad assessment of how cancer,
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Keeping the heat outInsights into the thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could open new avenues in optical electronics.
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'Perfect storm' led to 2016 Great Barrier Reef bleachingResearchers from James Cook University and the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium say unprecedented oceanographic conditions in 2016 produced the perfect storm of factors that lead to a mass coral bleaching.
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The secret connection between anxiety and sleepYou may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though the underlying mechanisms in our brain have still been unclear. Scientists in the Sleep Institute in Japan spotted neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep, shedding light on the future discovery of
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Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecapOstriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. One of the authors said, "understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints."
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Under pressure: Extreme atmosphere stripping may limit exoplanets' habitabilityNew models of massive stellar eruptions hint at an extra layer of complexity when considering whether an exoplanet may be habitable or not. Models developed for our own Sun have now been applied to cool stars favored by exoplanet hunters.
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New technique 'sees' radioactive material even after it's goneA new technique allows researchers to characterize nuclear material that was in a location even after the nuclear material has been removed – a finding that has significant implications for nuclear nonproliferation and security applications.
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Research team develops record laser on chipWorking in collaboration with the Lionix company, researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed the world's most narrowband diode laser on a chip. This laser represents a breakthrough in the fast-growing field of photonics, and will bring applications like 5G internet and accurate GPS closer. Research leader Professor Klaus Boller presented the research result
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Female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to achieve pregnancy than women in general populationFor the first time, a large population study has quantified the chance of pregnancy after treatment for cancer diagnosed in girls and women aged 39 or under. This landmark study, which linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancy, found that the cancer survivors were 38 percent less likely to achieve a pregnancy than women in the general population. This d
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17 STEM toys that teach kids to code Gadgets Games for your future tech giant. Games for your future tech giant. Read on.
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GMO-virus melder sig i kampen mod multiresistensCRISPR-genmanipulationsmetoden har givet nyt håb om, at virus kan blive et alternativ til antibiotika.
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Chemist explains the science behind fireworksWhether you'll be watching fireworks along Boston's Esplanade or somewhere else this Fourth of July, you won't be the only one relaxing this holiday.
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SpaceX craft returns to Earth after second space station tripA SpaceX Dragon capsule that brought supplies to the International Space Station has splashed down as planned in the Pacific Ocean.
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Nano-sized drug carriers could be the future for patients with lung diseaseMetallic nanomolecules capable of carrying drugs to exactly where they are needed could one day help to treat patients with a fatal lung condition.
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Researchers develop simple way to fabricate micro-supercapacitors with high energy density(Phys.org)—One of the most promising microscale power sources for portable and wearable electronics is a micro-supercapacitor—they can be made thin, lightweight, highly flexible, and with a high power density. Normally, however, manufacturing these devices involves complicated techniques that often require high pressures, irradiation, and multiple steps.
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Gizmodo

Do Dogs Know They're Good Boys? GIF Image: Sam Woolley/Gizmodo In the taxonomy of domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris ), there are canines of all shapes and sizes, but rest assured, they are all good. A real pup enthusiast knows that within this framework, there are even more intricate strata : there are doggos, puppers, pupperinos, shoobs, shibes, shooberinos, and longboys, for example. While we know all dogs are good boys
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Big Think

A Lesson for this July 4th: Revolutionaries Don’t Retire Revolutionaries don't retire. Passion, not age, predict the will to make positive change happen. July 4 celebrates the Declaration of Independence but it also shows that birthdays are no indicator of who can make a difference. Read More
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Do cats purr when humans aren't around?Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be – but there are other reasons why our feline friends produce this particular vocalisation.
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Research examines how insect outbreaks affect forests and batsNew research indicates that bark beetle outbreaks in forests create several new roosting and foraging possibilities for the protected bat species Barbastella barbastellus.
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How proteins bring together membrane blebsResearchers have gained new insights into the mechanisms with which certain proteins help the immune defence mechanism in the human body. Pathogens such as viruses or bacteria are wrapped in membrane blebs and rendered harmless there. What are known as guanylate-binding proteins are crucial in this. How they contribute to the process that was investigated by researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochu
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Determining the 3-D structure of phages at atomic resolutionPhages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. These bacteria-eating viruses have already proven effective in experiments against multidrug-resistant bacteria. However, the atomic structure of these small helpers is unknown. Researchers at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin have now succeeded in developing a new method t
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Breakthrough achieved in improving the ionic conductivity of fuel cell materialsCeramic fuel cell technology has a tremendous potential for clean energy production.
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Bridges in Austria often exceed expectationsAssessing old bridges using modern standards is no mean feat. Studies conducted by TU Wien show that many bridges are actually significantly more stable than might be expected, often rendering costly restoration work unnecessary.
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Image: Saturn and rings, 7 June 2017The international Cassini spacecraft has completed half of the 22 dives between Saturn and its rings before concluding its mission on 15 September. Cassini has been exploring the Saturnian system for 13 years, and has been making a series of 'grand finale' orbits since 22 April, taking the spacecraft into previously unexplored territory.
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Negative density dependence explains tropical biodiversityThe diversity of woody plant species is one of the most notable aspects of forests worldwide. However, the mechanisms behind the high diversity in tropical forests and the lower diversity in temperate forests have been poorly understood. Over 50 years ago, Daniel Janzen and Joseph Connell proposed a theory that plant enemies -- specialized insects, fungi, and bacteria -- attack and kill seedlings
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Record laser on chip createdResearchers have developed the world’s most narrowband diode laser on a chip. This laser represents a breakthrough in the fast-growing field of photonics, and will bring applications like 5G internet and accurate GPS closer.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Antibiotic resistance linked to common household disinfectant triclosanScientists have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.
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Futurity.org

To gather pollen, bees scrabble or buzz It takes bees dozens, if not hundreds, or trips to learn how to get nectar from varying types of flowers. Gathering pollen, however, involves two tricks: scrabbling and buzzing. A new paper published in Behavioral Ecology shows what is involved in the seemingly simple process of a bumble bee visiting a flower to gather pollen and the subtle cues a bee looks for. “For a long time, we have known th
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Science : NPR

Will Giving The Ganges Human Rights Protect The Polluted River? A court in India declared its holiest river is entitled to the same rights as a person that would include the right to sue polluters. Still, many think the divine waters are unimpacted by pollution. (Image credit: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)
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The Atlantic

How ISIS Survives the Fall of Mosul Eight and a half months into the coalition-backed campaign to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second city looks like it is finally on the brink of freedom. After launching the last phase of the battle in mid-June, the Iraqi security forces slowly but surely penetrated the Old City, one of the final ISIS redoubts in Mosul. And, on Thursday, just after recapturing the Nuri Mosque —at which ISIS leader Abu B
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Gizmodo

Captain Marvel Will Have Another Marvel Character as a Co-Star Image: Marvel Robert Downey Jr. once again teases leaving the role of Tony Stark, that live-action Jetsons you always wanted gets a producer, and a picture of Deadpool, sans suit, for Deadpool 2 . Plus, images from the Doctor Who Christmas special show more than one Doctor hanging around. Spoilers ahead! Captain Marvel Treat with the usual amount of skepticism, but Christopher M. of Omega Undergr
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New faint dwarf galaxy discovered(Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected a new faint dwarf spheroidal galaxy using Japan's Subaru Telescope located in Hawaii. The newly found dwarf, designated d1005+68, belongs to a nearby galaxy group known as the M81 Group. The new findings were presented June 22 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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Wired

From 'Baby Driver' to 'Atomic Blonde', Streaming Has Made Movie Soundtracks Better Than EverThanks to playlists, anyone can make a soundtrack—even directors. Now 2017 is the best soundtrack year in decades.
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Wired

Steve Jobs' Life Is the Perfect OperaAn original opus about the Apple founder is premiering this month in Santa Fe. It's a very fitting tribute.
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Gizmodo

Why People With Brain Implants Are Afraid to Go Through Automatic Doors GIF Image Credit: Elena Scotti/Gizmodo/GMG, photos via Shutterstock In 2009, Gary Olhoeft walked into a Best Buy to buy some DVDs. He walked out with his whole body twitching and convulsing. Olhoeft has a brain implant, tiny bits of microelectronic circuitry that deliver electrical impulses to his motor cortex in order to control the debilitating tremors he suffers as a symptom of Parkinson’s dis
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Ars Technica

Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 production starts imminently Enlarge (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images) God bless Elon Musk's twitter feed. Free of embargo (and occasionally filter ), it's a snapshot into the mind of this driven billionaire and the companies he runs. And thanks to some late Sunday night (or early Monday morning) Twitter action, we now know that Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is just about to go into production. The fact that
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Popular Science

Create your own commands for Amazon Echo and Google Home DIY Be the boss of your smart hub. Is your Google Home or Amazon Echo speaker not giving you what you need? You've got more than one option for creating your own commands.
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New Scientist - News

Cuckoos mimic the sound of musk hogs to avoid being eatenThe ground cuckoo makes a noise very similar to that used by pig-like peccaries to warn off predatory cats, which could be evidence of acoustic mimicry
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Is it a rhino? New DNA test identifies horns quicker to catch poachersKyle Ewart has developed a test that can identify whether a horn is rhino or not – fast enough to allow police to prosecute poachers, traders and customers.
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Freshwater male fish exposed to chemicals in water becoming more feminine(Phys.org)—Professor Charles Tyler of the University of Exeter in Britain (and colleagues) has conducted a study of the impact of chemicals from human waste treatment plants in rivers and streams on the fish that live in them. He has told the press before presenting the findings formally that they have found a very large number of male fish exhibiting female characteristics.
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The Atlantic

A Deadly Bus Crash in Germany Eighteen people are feared dead and 30 injured after a tour bus collided with a truck and burst into flames on a highway in southern Germany. “Thirty passengers were taken to hospitals, some with serious injuries,” police said in a statement. “The others are believed to have died in the burning tour bus.” The collision occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time on the A9 highway near Stammbach, Bav
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Image of the Day: TeethOnce mated, female cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae) use their "vagina dentata" to rip through the hard encasing of a male's ejaculated spermatophore.
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Futurity.org

America’s political speech was nasty at the start Turn on some TV news or check out Twitter and it would be easy to conclude that the political speech in our era is nastier than ever before. What would the founders of our nation—writers of eloquent, reasoned defenses of the freedom of expression as essential for democracy—have made of such crass and vitriolic attacks? While our 21st-century tools for lobbing invective at our political enemies ma
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Viden

Henrik laver gigantisk regnestykke: Kan kunstig ø blive grøn energis månelanding?Europæernes brug og produktion af strøm skal regnes igennem. Facit kan afgøre, om der skal bygges en kæmpemæssig ø af sand i Nordsøen.
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Image: Fires and hot spots in ArizonaWildfires have been plaguing the southwestern United States with hot, dry weather, high winds and lightning strikes. The interesting point to note in this image is the "modis hot spot" highlighted area. This is a spot on the ground that the MODIS instrument aboard both the Aqua and Terra satellites has recognized as having temperatures higher than the background. When accompanied by plumes of smok
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Making miniature mazes by wrinkling surface of tiny particles(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in South Korea has developed a means for creating organized yet random mazes on tiny particles. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their technique and possible uses for such tiny mazes.
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'Cellular mosh pit' helps researchers understand tissue formationResearchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a 'cellular mosh pit' that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.
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Ingeniøren

Ny energipark skal forsyne Skive med grøn energiEnergiparken Greenlab i Skive skal producere brint, biogas og vindenergi til nærområdet og give lokale virksomheder mulighed for at teste projekter med grøn energi.
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How internet routers work, and why you should keep them secureMost of us would be bereft without Wi-Fi but give a little thought to the technology that beams us the internet.
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A robot to help visually impaired schoolchildren find their wayAlexandre Foucqueteau has taught Cellulo, a little hand-sized robot, how to help visually impaired children find their bearings and avoid obstacles in the classroom.
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Insights into the thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could open new avenues in optical electronicsMost electronic devices currently contain silicon-based chips. Other semiconducting materials show potential, but need further research to become commercially viable. Researchers at KAUST have thoroughly analyzed one such material—metal-nitride nanowires—bringing them a step closer to being useful.
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Cell ‘powerhouses’ are like empty swimming pools Engineers have developed a new way to observe the inner workings and material structure of membraneless organelles inside cells. Each and every living cell contains these miniscule membraneless organelle structures, tiny powerhouses that use chemistry to cue the inner workings of a cell—movement, division, and even self-destruction. For the first time, engineers were able to get a good look insid
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Live Science

Mammoth Resurrection: 11 Hurdles to Bringing Back an Ice Age BeastThe road to bringing back the mammoth — a giant that went extinct at the end of the last ice age — is filled with barriers.
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Can satellites be used as an early warning system for landslides?Researchers are working hard to use satellite data to accurately map the movement of the earth before a landslide in a bid to develop a life-saving early warning system.
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Mushroom-like corals get their genomes mappedThe genome sequences of two "false" corals offer a window into the evolution of calcification, which may help their reef-building cousins.
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Researchers find out how bromine fits into Venusian chemistryBromine species, and hydrogen bromide (HBr) in particular, could play an important part in the photochemistry of the lower atmosphere of Venus. This conclusion was made by researchers from MIPT and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences after comparing the data of Earth-based observations of Venus with the predictions of a photochemical model. The paper detailing their stu
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Rocket failure may delay China’s space station and moon missionsThe second rocket failure in two weeks is likely to cause delays for China’s ambitious space programme whilst the causes are under investigation
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New Scientist - News

Protons are lighter than thought, which may solve a big puzzleA new experiment that makes the proton 30 billionths of a per cent lighter than before could help make sense of the glut of matter over antimatter in the cosmos
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Angola slowly opens to conservationists after long civil warHippos, malaria and capsized canoes were among the hazards for National Geographic researchers paddling along an Angolan river that had been barely studied. On a separate survey in Angola, a conservationist drove on remote tracks where wrecked tanks and other remnants of decades of civil war are still visible.
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Ars Technica

HTTPS Certificate Revocation is broken, and it’s time for some new tools Enlarge / Damn computer hackers, always trying to steal all my stuff. (credit: Getty Images / C.J. Burton) This article was originally published on Scott Helme's blog and is reprinted here with his permission. We have a little problem on the web right now and I can only see it becoming a larger concern as time goes by: more and more sites are obtaining certificates, vitally important documents ne
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Ars Technica

Doctor Who review: Time tumbles out of control in The Doctor Falls Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/Ray Burmiston/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who , season 10, airs on Saturdays at 6:30pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. Bookends are a common theme in the final episode of season 10 of Doctor Who —the readin
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Safeguarding the future of coastal ecosystemsLandscapes are all around us. For years researchers have studied the way they develop and maintain themselves, but Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe wants to know how they interact with nature, specifically coastal ecosystems.
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Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealedAs you bite into your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chew on this: The peanut you're eating has a secret.
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Break the law with some style and you may get away with it, research suggestsFrom the C-suite to the White House, ethics and morality are in the headlines these days. The questions are age-old, but new research from the USC Marshall School of Business shows why some rule-breakers may get away with it more than others.
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Long duration experiments reach 1,000th dayThe first experiment placed on Diamond's Long Duration Experimental (LDE) facility, on beamline I11, has now been in place for 1,000 days. The experiment, led by Dr Claire Corkhill from the University of Sheffield, has used the world-leading capabilities of the beamline to investigate the hydration of cements used by the nuclear industry for the storage and disposal of waste.
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Science-Based Medicine

Emergency acupuncture!For whatever reason, acupuncturists and acupuncture believers think that acupuncture can be useful in emergency situations, be they in the field ("battlefield acupuncture," anyone?) or in the ER. They even do studies purporting to show that. This is yet another of such a clinical trial, albeit larger than usual. Guess what? It doesn't really show what it's advertised to show. I explain why with th
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Physicists observe individual atomic collisions during diffusion for the first timeIn the world of research, diffusion is understood as a process in which tiny particles disperse uniformly throughout a gas or liquid. Although these media are made up of individual particles, diffusion is perceived as a continuous process. So far, the effects of an individual collision between particles – the cornerstone of diffusion – had not been observed. Now, physicists in Kaiserslautern and E
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Splitting water for the cost of a nickelA technique to create a material for cost-effective water electrolysis uses a simple chemical method for preparing nickel-based anodes to improve the oxygen-evolution reaction. Efficiency gains like this one developed by KAUST are important in evolving renewable energy.
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Wet winter, spring alleviate drought conditions in stateMaine's wet 2017 winter and spring eased the 2016 drought conditions, says Sean Birkel, University of Maine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist.
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3-D scanning fossils to help researchers around the world study mastodonsBoxes upon boxes filled with the fossilized remains of a mastodon that died in Virginia more than 18,000 years ago are being hauled up the steps to Virginia Commonwealth University's Virtual Curation Laboratory, where the massive Ice Age animal's fossils—including the tip of a tusk, a very worn tooth, toe bones, a rib bone and a mandible—are slated to be 3-D scanned.
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'Eelevator' project gives American eels a liftGoing up?
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Purple gallinule sighted for first time on Oak Ridge ReservationIt is a bright, hot morning in mid-May on the Oak Ridge Reservation. A wildlife camera trap is hidden in the tall grass, passively waiting for a passerby, when a thin, exotic-looking bird walks into the frame.
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The 'face' of JupiterJunoCam images aren't just for art and science – sometimes they are processed to bring a chuckle. This image, processed by citizen scientist Jason Major, is titled "Jovey McJupiterface." By rotating the image 180 degrees and orienting it from south up, two white oval storms turn into eyeballs, and the "face" of Jupiter is revealed.
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Veteran ocean satellite to assume added roleA venerable U.S./European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that has expanded our knowledge of global sea level change, ocean currents and climate phenomena like El Niño and La Niña will take on an additional role next month: improving maps of Earth's sea floor.
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Scientists converge to study ozone, an atmospheric mystery near Lake MichiganFor several years, air quality managers have identified elevated levels of ozone in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, area. It remains an atmospheric mystery since high levels of ozone are usually associated with larger cities. It is also an issue of great concern to public health officials because ozone is a known respiratory irritant that poses health threats to vulnerable populations, especially the yo
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Baker's yeast can help plants cope with soil contaminationFew plant species can tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants. In a study published in Scientific Reports, a research team led by Paula Duque from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal) reports that two genes from baker's yeast can increase plant resistance to a broad range of toxic substances, enabling their growth in contaminated soils.
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Record-breaking 45-qubit quantum computing simulation run at NERSCWhen two researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) announced in April that they had successfully simulated a 45-qubit quantum circuit, the science community took notice: it was the largest ever simulation of a quantum computer, and another step closer to simulating "quantum supremacy"—the point at which quantum computers become more powerful than ordinary computers.
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NASA FDL developing new approaches to asteroid, comet and solar threats using AIWhat do astrophysicist Steven Hawking, Queen guitarist Brian May and the country of Luxembourg have in common? They're all key figures in Asteroid Day - a UN sanctioned day of education to raise awareness about protecting our planet from dangerous impacts from space.
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Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitorsFlexible, wearable electronics require equally flexible, wearable power sources. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese scientists have introduced an extraordinarily stretchable and compressible polyelectrolyte which, in combination with carbon nanotube composite paper electrodes, forms a supercapacitor that can be stretched to 1000 percent in length and compressed to 50 percent in thickness wi
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Physicists demonstrate topological superconductivity on palladium dibismuthidesThe search for Majorana fermions, particles that are their own anti-particles, in topological superconductors is of paramount importance in condensed matter physics today. Recently, a research team led by Professor Qi-Kun Xue of Tsinghua University in China has reported experimental evidence of topological superconductivity near the surface of epitaxial β-Bi2Pd films, and possible Majorana zero mo
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Gizmodo

Get Three Reader-Favorite Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers For Just $20, Today Only GIF 3-Pack Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers , $20 We’ve seen deals on individual Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and 2-packs, but today’s Amazon Gold Box brings us the best price ever on the 3 -pack starter kit . $20 gets you a medium and two large containers , all of which can keep your produce fresher for longer. Last year, these became one of the fastest products to ever reach our Bestseller
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Dinosaur find in outback QueenslandThe remains of what might be the most complete sauropod dinosaur ever found in Australia have been uncovered by a team including a Swinburne palaeontologist.
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The Atlantic

Qatar Given Another 48 Hours to Meet Arab Demands Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have given Qatar another 48 hours to respond to a list of demands or face further sanctions, as the diplomatic spat between the two sides showed no sign of ending. A statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the deadline extension was made in response to a request from the emir of Kuwait, who is mediating the crisis, after the original deadline fo
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New system greatly speeds common parallel-computing algorithmsThe chips in most modern desktop computers have four "cores," or processing units, which can run different computational tasks in parallel. But the chips of the future could have dozens or even hundreds of cores, and taking advantage of all that parallelism is a stiff challenge.
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Hands-off approach to silicon chipsThe possibility of looking inside silicon chips to see their tiny working parts, without damaging the chips, is a step closer thanks to an international team led by scientists at the LCN.
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Science | The Guardian

Bad news for climate contrarians – 'the best data we have' just got hotter | John Abraham The favorite satellite data of contrarians like Ted Cruz corrected for some errors and ended up hotter A new paper just published in the Journal of Climate is a stunning setback for the darling of cherry-picking for contrarian scientists and elected officials. Let’s walk though this so we appreciate the impact. The vast majority of scientists know that the climate is changing, humans are the main
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Science | The Guardian

In Seattle US old-timers rediscover the high life on cannabis toursRetirement home residents take a trip to a producer Forget bingo, tea dances and seaside trips. Residents from a chain of Seattle retirement homes are going on Pot for Beginners tours to learn about – and buy – cannabis in the city, where it’s now legal. Connie Schick said her son roared with laughter when he heard she was joining a field trip to a cannabis-growing operation, an extraction plant a
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Science | The Guardian

Scientists and artists unite to warn: ‘give the young a say in shaping Brexit’Document with 400 signatories says that exchange of ideas must survive Leading European figures in culture, science and education, including physics professor and TV presenter Brian Cox and artist Mark Wallinger, will warn Britain’s EU negotiators this week of the damage that a hard Brexit would do to the UK and the rest of Europe. They will make a striking plea to David Davis’s team: involve youn
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The Atlantic

The Story of a Revolution, Told in Real Time “Hello, dearly liberated from the streets of our revolution, today we’ve got news from the front lines, tunes from the underground, and every political beat you need to get through your week.” So begins each podcast produced by Chaos, the media collective that is, in its way, a protagonist of The City Always Wins . Omar Robert Hamilton’s debut follows Egypt’s revolution as if in real time, chroni
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Wired

A Math Genius Blooms Late and Conquers His FieldJune Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.
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Wired

How VW's Diesel Scandal Could Cripple Its Long-Term FutureThis fallout could help set up carmakers as the next industry to be upended by Silicon Valley.
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Wired

The Popsicle's Origin Story Starts in a Test TubeIn 1924, when the first popsicle patent was filed, a test tube was one of the suggested vessels.
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Kinesisk super-raket fejler under opsendelseAlt så ellers rigtigt ud, da Kina søndag opsendte en raket med en stor kommunikationssatellit om bord. Men noget gik galt.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Snow and rain tug on earthquake faults in CaliforniaCalifornia’s water cycle is linked to periodic increases in small earthquakes.
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Science : NPR

You're A Firework (Scientifically Speaking) You have more in common with pyrotechnics than you might think. The same basic process that makes fireworks explode is happening inside your cells (in a slow-motion, controlled way) right now. (Image credit: Adam Cole/NPR)
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Animal Sex: How Western Toads Do ItWestern toad sex involves quiet searches, mating balls and streams of eggs.
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cognitive science

Anomaly Detection of Time Series Data Using Machine Learning & Deep Learning submitted by /u/datamaverickgang [link] [comments]
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Live Science

'Star' in Lord Byron Poem Finally IdentifiedSome crafty celestial sleuthing has helped astronomers identify the "star" that inspired Lord Byron's famous poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage."
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Ingeniøren

Første Tesla Model 3 ruller ud af fabrikken på fredagElon Musk har brugt sit favoritmedie, Twitter, til at oplyse sine 10 millioner følgere om, at den første Model 3 nu er klar til levering.
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How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Your Skin?Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's everything you need to know to read the labels in the sunscreen aisle.
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Live Science

11 Body Parts Grown in the LabRe-growing lost organs or body parts is beyond the scope of human biology. But in recent years, scientists have successfully cultivated a range of miniature organs and human body parts in laboratories.
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New Scientist - News

Drone blowback: High-tech weapons come home to roostThe growing threat of weaponised drones can be traced back to controversial military hardware deployed after 9/11 and pursued with vigour ever since
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #7: Big data og kunstig intelligens fortæller usynlige historier fra Roskilde Festival Big data Kunstig intelligens
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in ChinaDunhuang is a typical desert basin in western China, with the Qilian mountains to the south, Kumtag desert and Lop-Nur to the west, Beisai mountain to the north, and Sanwei mountain to the east. The famous Taklimakan and Tengger deserts are also located in the west and east of Dunhuang region, respectively. Dunhuang is also a world-famous scenic spot, encompassing Mogao Caves, Crescent Spring and
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New on MIT Technology Review

China Genomics Giant Drops Plans for Gene-Edited PetsBGI hit a nerve with its plan to offer $1,400 mini-pigs made with DNA engineering. But now the company is backing off.
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New Scientist - News

Our young moon’s supersonic winds made waves in its magma oceanJust after it was formed, the moon’s magma ocean would have steamed out a sodium atmosphere on the hot, Earth-facing side, creating dramatic winds
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictionsRecent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes—which has lagged behind storm track forecasting—could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane specialists.
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Dubai online retailer Souq.com says sale to Amazon completedDubai-based Souq.com, the Middle East's biggest online retailer, says its sale to Amazon has been completed.
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Tesla says its Model 3 car will go on sale on FridayElectric car maker Tesla says its keenly awaited Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday.
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Sundhed.dk vækker international opsigt - i særdeleshed hos forbundskansler Merkel G20 vil gerne have sundhed.dk præsenteret som et unikt eksempel på, hvordan borgerne kan få nem adgang til egne sundhedsoplysninger. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sundheddk-vaekker-international-opsigt-saerdeleshed-hos-forbundskansler-merkel-1078039 Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Sea spray losing its sparkle?Atmospheric aerosols are tiny particles that scatter and absorb sunlight but also influence climate indirectly through their role in cloud formation. One of the largest sources of aerosols is sea spray which is produced over the world's oceans. Understanding how these particles take up water from the atmosphere, their so-called hygroscopicity, is important because it determines how much sunlight t
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Quantum probes dramatically improve detection of nuclear spinsResearchers have demonstrated a way to detect nuclear spins in molecules noninvasively, providing a new tool for biotechnology and materials science.Important research in medicine and biology relies on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, but until now, it has been limited in spatial resolution and typically requires powerful microwave fields. A CQC2T team at the University of Melbourne
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Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of bloodA new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood. The device is the first to provide rapid, point-of-care measurement of the immune system's response, without any need to process the blood. This can help doctors identify sepsis at its onset, monitor infected patients and could even point to a prognosis.
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Baker's yeast can help plants cope with soil contaminationMost plant species, including crops, cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. In a study now published in Scientific Reports, a research team led by Paula Duque from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal) discovered that two genes from baker's yeast can increase plant resistance to a broad range of toxic substances,
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The Atlantic

Finding Unity in a Divided Washington Several weeks ago, a routine early morning baseball practice for a charity game became the site of an unthinkable attack. Republican members of Congress were shot by a gunman who had made clear his antipathy for their party and the president who leads it. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise suffered wounds that resulted in an “imminent risk of death,” according to hospital staff. Zach Barth, a cong
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Want To Teach Your Kids Self-Control? Ask A Cameroonian Farmer The "marshmallow test" is a famous experiment for studying kids' self-control. For the first time, a psychologist gave the test to kids outside Western culture. And they crushed it. (Image credit: Nathalie Dieterle/for NPR)
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor er vinduerne i fly så små?En læser undrer sig over, at flyvinduer er så små, at man knap kan se noget som helst. Det svarer testpilot i Flyvevåbnet på.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of bloodA new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sea spray losing its sparkle?Atmospheric aerosols are tiny particles that scatter and absorb sunlight but also influence climate indirectly through their role in cloud formation. One of the largest sources of aerosols is sea spray which is produced over the world's oceans. Understanding how these particles take up water from the atmosphere, their so-called hygroscopicity, is important because it determines how much sunlight t
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Ugens job: Vil du være projektleder på det nye F-35 kampflyprogram eller seniorforsker hos DTU Space? På ugens liste er der en bred vifte af muligheder indenfor både det offentlige og private med spændende stillinger i eksempelvis forsvarsministeriet, Siemens og Energinet https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-vil-du-vaere-projektleder-paa-nye-f-35-kampflyprogram-eller-seniorforsker-hos-dtu Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Back to the future: The most efficient option for treating unexplained infertilityAn inexpensive fertility drug, which has been available for more than 50 years and can be taken orally, has proved as effective as other more costly hormones when used for ovarian stimulation before intrauterine stimulation (IUI). Investigator Dr. Noor Danhof from the AMC Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Amsterdam says the results of the study, a large randomized trial performed in the Netherla
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Iværksætter: Tankevækkende, at state of the art-3D-print skal kvalitetssikres manueltDen sjællandske virksomhed Addifab håber at gøre 3D-printeren præcis nok til masseproduktion. Men som det er i dag, er 3D-print en alt for manuel proces, mener firmaets direktør.
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Law firm DLA Piper says its email is back after cyberattackLaw firm DLA Piper says it has restored its email service five days after it was knocked out in a worldwide cyberattack.
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Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar's 'sea gypsies'With a swift breath the teenage boy dives into the turquoise waters of southern Myanmar, a spear clutched in his hand, but below him lies nothing but a graveyard of broken, grey coral.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Increased air pollution cuts victims' lifespan by a decade, costing billionsOne of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years - more than previously thought. But the estimated economic cost of this differs wildly between the US and the EU b
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Milking it: A new robot to extract scorpion venomA new scorpion-milking robot designed to extract venom could replace the traditional manual method. Scorpion venom is used in medical applications such as immunosuppressants, anti-malarial drugs and cancer research, but the extraction process can be potentially life-threatening. "This robot makes venom recovery fast and safe", says Mr Mouad Mkamel who designed the robot with a team of researchers
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecapOstriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. PhD student, Ms Sophie Regnault, from the Royal Veterinary College, UK says "understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints."
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Under pressure: Extreme atmosphere stripping may limit exoplanets' habitabilityNew models of massive stellar eruptions hint at an extra layer of complexity when considering whether an exoplanet may be habitable or not. Models developed for our own Sun have now been applied to cool stars favoured by exoplanet hunters, in research presented by Dr Christina Kay, of the NASA Goddard Flight Center, on Monday 3rd July at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Male river fish show feminised traits due to chemicals flushed awayAbout 20 per cent of male fish in UK rivers are now showing female characteristics.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a cat? Feline clever? This moggy mystery will mess with your mind UPDATE: The solution is now up, read it here. Hi guzzlers, Today’s puzzle requires you to demonstrate superior intelligence to a contrary cat. Continue reading...
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Danskere kontaktet af 'fremmed nations militære organisation' efter fund af Windows-sprækker Sikkerhedsvirksomheden ImproSec er blevet kontaktet af en militær organisation, som gerne ville købe sårbarheder. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/danskere-kontaktet-fremmed-nations-militaere-organisation-efter-fund-windows-10-spraekker Version2
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cognitive science

‘Brain training’ app improves memory in people with cognitive decline submitted by /u/cocodilux [link] [comments]
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The Atlantic

Greetings From Red Oak I mentioned last night that we’d devised a plan to pick our way through passes and valleys in the Rockies, to get from the western slope — at Rifle airport in Colorado, a little more than an hour’s drive west of Aspen — to the other side of the continental divide. Here, from yesterday’s installment, was the plan: The Rifle, Colorado airport is the orange dot at lower left. The blue path shows the
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Radiosurgery reduces depression and improves quality of life for patients with facial painDoctors should consider radiosurgery earlier for patients with severe facial pain, according to a new study in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics (the 'Red Journal') -- the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Increased air pollution cuts victims' lifespan by a decade, costing billionsOne of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years -- more than previously thought. But the estimated economic cost of this differs wildly between the US and the EU
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Study shows childhood psychiatric disorders increase risk for later adult addictionChildren's health and well-being while growing up can be indicators of the potential health issues they may encounter years later. A study published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) suggests that a childhood psychiatric disorder increases the risk of developing addiction later in life.
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Ingeniøren

Passagerer og togpersonale indånder stadig store mængder partikelforureningMens DSB forsøger at få bugt med udledningen af ultrafine partikler fra gamle diesellokomotiver, har skadevirkningen på togpersonalet ikke ændret sig væsentligt.
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Milking it: A new robot to extract scorpion venomA new scorpion-milking robot designed to extract venom could replace the traditional manual method. Scorpion venom is used in medical applications such as immunosuppressants, anti-malarial drugs and cancer research, but the extraction process can be potentially life-threatening. "This robot makes venom recovery fast and safe", says Mr Mouad Mkamel who designed the robot with a team of researchers
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecapOstriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. Ph.D. student, Ms. Sophie Regnault, from the Royal Veterinary College, UK says 'understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints.'
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New measurement will help redefine international unit of massUsing a state-of-the-art device for measuring mass, researchers have made their most precise determination yet of Planck's constant, an important value in science that will help to redefine the kilogram, the official unit of mass in the SI, or international system of units.
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The secret connection between anxiety, sleepYou may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though the underlying mechanisms in our brain have still been unclear. Scientists have spotted neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep, shedding light on the future discovery of drug targets for anxiety di
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tiny 'motors' are driven by lightResearchers have simulated the first system in which particles can be manipulated by a beam of ordinary light. The advance brings us closer to real-world interactions between light and matter at atomic scales.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Power to the peopleThe first rule of advocating for climate change-related legislation is: You do not talk about 'climate change.' The term has become so polarizing that its mere mention can cause reasonable people to draw seemingly immutable lines in the political sand.
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High pregnancy failure, nutritional stress in southern resident killer whalesA multi-year survey of the nutritional, physiological and reproductive health of endangered southern resident killer whales suggests that up to two-thirds of pregnancies failed in this population from 2007 to 2014. The study links this orca population's low reproductive success to stress brought on by low or variable abundance of their most nutrient-rich prey, Chinook salmon.
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Who is responsible if a brain-controlled robot drops a baby?As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, researchers say that now is the time to take action and put in place guidelines that ensure the safe and beneficial use of direct brain-machine interaction.
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The Atlantic

A 'Serious Political and Military Provocation' in the South China Sea A U.S. Navy ship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea on Sunday to deliberately challenge claims made by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. This is the second "freedom-of-navigation operation" conducted by the Trump administration, and this one saw the USS Stethem, a Navy destroyer, sail within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, which is part of the Paracel Islands. China responded by sa
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Popular class of drugs reverse potentially harmful genetic changes from heart diseaseBeta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. Scientists have known for decades that the medications work by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force of contraction -- lessening the burden of work carried out by the heart. However, new research has now shown that these drugs also reverse a number of potential
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Physicists demonstrate topological superconductivity on palladium dibismuthidesBy combining state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy technique and cryogenic scanning tunneling microscopy, topological superconductivity and possible Majorana zero modes have been demonstrated on epitaxial β-Bi2Pd films.
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The Paradox of the Elephant Brain submitted by /u/burtzev [link] [comments]
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Futurity.org

Better light detector can see more colors Engineers have developed a light detector that combines two disparate technologies to distinguish different wavelengths (colors) of light, including both visible and infrared wavelengths, at high resolution. The new device incorporates both nanophotonics, which manipulates light at the nanoscale, and thermoelectrics, which translates temperature differences directly into electron voltage. Artist’
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Bacteria use tails to thin liquid for better swimming A flexible flagella “tail” allows bacteria to thin the liquid in which they’re swimming and free themselves when trapped along walls or obstacles, new research suggests. This finding could influence the control of bacterial growth on medical, industrial, and agricultural surfaces. The new study used mathematical models to understand how bacteria with flagella—a collection of spinning hairs used f
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Under pressure -- Extreme atmosphere stripping may limit exoplanets' habitabilityNew models of massive stellar eruptions hint at an extra layer of complexity when considering whether an exoplanet may be habitable or not. Models developed for our own Sun have now been applied to cool stars favoured by exoplanet hunters, in research presented by Dr Christina Kay, of the NASA Goddard Flight Center, on Monday 3rd July at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull.
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'Brain training' app found to improve memory in people with mild cognitive impairmentA 'brain training' game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, suggests a study published today in The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.
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Table top plasma gets wind of solar turbulenceScientists from India and Portugal recreate solar turbulence on a table top using a high intensity ultrashort laser pulse to excite a hot, dense plasma and followed the evolution of the giant magnetic field generated by the plasma dynamics. This opens the possibility of studying astrophysical phenomena like the evolution of stars, in the lab.
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NASA detects drop in global firesThe ongoing transition from nomadic cultures to settled lifestyles and intensifying agriculture has led to a steep drop not only in the use of fire on local lands, but in the prevalence of fire worldwide, researchers found.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Elephantiasis on the decline in CameroonLymphatic filariasis -- a parasitic infection commonly known as elephantiasis -- is among the 10 neglected tropical diseases that the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate by 2020. In Cameroon, large-scale annual mass drug administration efforts are successfully curbing rates of LF, researchers now report.
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Science | The Guardian

Men are affected by the biological clock as well, researchers find Women aged under 30 with a male partner aged 40 to 42 saw chance of live birth after IVF fall to 46% from 73% for men aged 30 to 35 For men who are reluctant to start a family, it is an age-old defence: there is no need to rush into fatherhood, as Des O’Connor, Luciano Pavarotti and countless rock stars have proved when they had children well after they qualified for their bus passes. But men, ju
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Delivery rates in IVF are affected by the age of the male partnerA few studies have found that the chance of natural conception can be affected by the age of the male partner, particularly in the genetic health of sperm cells, but the celebrity examples of Charlie Chaplin or Luciano Pavarotti have kept alive the notion that male fertility goes on forever. Now, a new study from the USA in IVF couples shows quite clearly that live birth outcome is clearly affecte
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Gizmodo

Sand Animation Video Pays a Moving Tribute to Game of Thrones Season 7 GIF There are some art forms that seem unbelievable—photorealism, shadow illusions, fumage. Then, you’ve got sand animation, one of the only types of art that truly exists in the moment, since it cannot be preserved. Unless, of course, you capture it on video. And it’s about Game of Thrones . Sand animation artist Tetiana Galitsyna recently shared her latest creation on YouTube, using sand to dep
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Illegal activities threaten natural World HeritageIllegal fishing, logging and poaching, are impacting two-thirds of the 57 natural World Heritage sites monitored by the International Union for Conservation of Nature this year, putting some of the world's most precious and unique ecosystems and species at risk.
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Fixation of powder catalysts on electrodesChemists have developed a new method to tightly fix catalyst powders on electrode surfaces. Currently, the high physical stress induced on catalyst films by gas evolving reactions hampers the application of powder based catalysts. The developed technique is potentially interesting for hydrogen production by water electrolysis.
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How Does The Bull Shark Thrive In Both Salt And Fresh Water? | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts Sun Jul 23 The aggressive bull shark's true superpowers are found in its super kidneys! Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.facebook.com/SharkWeek Follow on
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NATO Considering 'Petya' Malware a Potential Act of War Photo: Getty On Saturday, Kevin Scheid, a Department of Defense veteran, was placed in charge of NATO’s cyber operations. The appointment wouldn’t be big news if it weren’t for the fact that he’s joining the organization at a hair-raising point in history. The vicious malware triggered NATO to announce on Friday that the attack is believed to be the work of a state actor and is a potential act of
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Silicon Valley investors taking heat over sexual harassmentSexism in Silicon Valley may be coming in for a reckoning, prompted by women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment by industry bigshots. Apologies, resignations and self-reflection have followed, although it's too soon to tell if they will produce meaningful change.
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Russian anti-virus CEO offers up code for US govt scrutinyThe chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by U.S. government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin.
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Gizmodo

Here's How Interior Plastic Trim Panels Can Be Used As Loudspeakers Photo: Continental Lots of cars these days come with dozens of speakers to pump music into passengers’ ears. But those speakers are heavy, and take up lots of space. That’s why Continental just devised a speaker-less audio system that actually uses your car’s interior trim panels to make sound. Here’s how it works. A conventional speaker works rather simply: A stereo sends an electrical current t
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The Atlantic

A Car Bomb Kills 20 in Damascus A suicide car bomber blew himself up in a rare attack in Syria’s capital, Damascus, the power seat of President Bashar al-Assad. Security forces in the area had detected three cars carrying explosives as they tried to enter a checkpoint. They chased two of the cars away but failed to stop the third before it raced to the city center and killed about 20 people. Sunday was the first day back to wor
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Ars Technica

SpaceX scrubs Sunday launch attempt, will likely try again Monday Enlarge / SpaceX completed a static firing on Thursday evening ahead of Sunday's planned launch. (credit: SpaceX) 7:45pm ET (00:45am UK) Sunday update : The weather cooperated just fine on Sunday evening, near sunset in Florida, but the rocket did not. With just 10 seconds to go before liftoff, the on-board computers detected some issue within the rocket's guidance, navigation, and control system
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Gizmodo

LiveJournal's Goat Mascot Is Back to Protest the Site's Russian Censorship All Photos Courtesy Ryan Estrada The Russian-owned blog community LiveJournal previously banned “political solicitation,” part of a decade-long effort to censor Russians who were using the platform to criticize the government. Now, LiveJournal’s former comic artist has returned from an eight-year absence... bringing back LiveJournal’s “Frank the Goat” one more time to protest the site’s abuses fr
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Complex Life: Wimpy or Tough?Complex life may be less resilient than microbial life by some measures, but it's not necessarily cosmically delicate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Richard Branson dishes on Virgin, space and the ObamasBritish billionaire Richard Branson's prolific Virgin brand has spanned a broad range of businesses, including record stores, banks, phones, airlines and spaceships.
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Harsh winter took heavy toll on wildlife across western USWildlife managers in seven states in the western U.S. report this past winter was rough on wildlife.
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China heavy-lift carrier rocket launch fails: state mediaChina on Sunday announced the launch of a powerful rocket designed to carry communication satellites into orbit had been "unsuccessful", in a glitch for the country's ambitious space programme.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Abu Dhabi airport now exempt from US laptop banThe capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in the cabins of airplanes coming from the Mideast, the country's flag carrier said Sunday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Microsoft, Trump administration clash over email searchesOn the surface, the investigation was routine.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military basesIn the shadow of giant war machines, a tiny rare butterfly is flourishing. Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit.
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Gizmodo

What Makes a Nuclear Reactor 'Fail-Safe?' GIF GIF Source: Showtime When things go wrong at a nuclear power plant, they can go very wrong . The reality is that outside of some high-profile disasters, nuclear power is extremely safe . But what does it mean when people say that a nuclear reactor is “fail-safe?” YouTuber Randy Dobson has put together a quick little video explanation that demystifies the meaning of fail-safe when its applied
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cognitive science

Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline. submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Will Giving The Ganges Human Rights Protect The Polluted River? A court in India declared its holiest river is entitled to the same rights as a person that would include the right to sue polluters. Still, many think the divine waters are unimpacted by pollution. (Image credit: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)
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Watch This Prospector Risk Everything In A Frigid River For A Shot At Striking Gold Devil's Canyon | Tuesdays at 10/9c A bare-naked Boyce brings himself - along with fire and dry clothing - across to the gold-rich side of the river. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/devils-canyon More: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/devils-canyon/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevilsCa
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Gizmodo

Add Dual Quick Charge 2.0 To Your Car For Just $13 Anker Quick Charge 2.0 36W Dual USB Car Charger , $13 While Quick Charge 3.0 is all the rage right now, Anker’s PowerDrive+ Speed 2 car charger can charge two devices with Quick Charge 2.0 simultaneously, and it’s just $13. With up to 2.4A per port, you’ll never run low on battery.
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Forsker: Myggeplage kan ramme Danmark om tre ugerDer vil være store regionale forskelle, forudser insektforsker hos Statens Naturhistoriske Museum.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Hawking: Climate change a 'great danger'After President Trump withdrew from a climate agreement, Prof Hawking warns of the threat from global warming.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Hawking says Trump's climate stance could damage EarthStephen Hawking warns over Donald Trump's climate policy in a BBC interview marking his 75th birthday.
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Gizmodo

Trailer Released for Automata, a Sexy Robot Noir Based on a Webcomic Still: YouTube Penny Arcade has released the debut teaser trailer for Automata , a robot detective series based on their popular webcomic, with Hellboy ’s Doug Jones as the investigative automaton. The series, which got over $500,000 on Kickstarter, takes place in an alternate Prohibition-era America where robots (called automatons) are the new liquor. Hated, feared, and regulated. No one can mak
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Liesegang Banding: Automatic ArtNature is a marvelous painter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big Think

Studies Reveal If Humans Can Live Forever New studies look at possible age limits to the human lifespan. Read More
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.