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Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They lie about how often they go to the gym, how much those new shoes cost, whether they read that book
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The Generational Significance of the Travel Ban Cases There are a number of ways for the challenge to President Trump’s “travel ban” to go wrong. But watching the Fourth of July fireworks earlier this week, I found myself dreaming of a way it could go splendidly, triumphantly right. Though the court’s order promised argument “during the first session of October Term 2017,” at least some of the justices are plainly hoping that the case will be moot b
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Selvkørende biler kan tage samme etiske beslutninger som mennesker - men skal de?Det har længe været diskuteret om menneskers valg i køresituationer med uundgåelige kollisioner kan sættes på formel. Ny tysk forskning viser, at det er tilfældet. Det interessante spørgsmål er nu ikke, om selvkørende biler kan handle som mennesker, men om de skal?
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Know your nature: aggressor, nurturer or both? | Dexter Dias Our contradictory impulses present one of the human race’s oldest conundrums. Dexter Dias takes a more balanced look Why do we do the things we do? What choice do we have? Who or what does the choosing? My research into these questions revealed 10 recurring and highly characteristic forms of human behaviour. From the Aggressor to the Nurturer and the Ostraciser to the Rescuer… you may well recogn
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We Need To Talk About Sex, Robot Experts Say: "Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the global sex technology market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic 'sextech' designed to offer gratification with a near-human touch." submitted by /u/trot-trot [link] [comments]
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Trump Discusses the North Korea 'Menace' With China's President As the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, wrapped up, Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk trade and about North Korea. It was the second time the two leaders have met in person, the first being the “citrus summit” earlier this year at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. “Something has to be done about it,” Trump said Saturday, also referring to Pyongyang as “the problem and
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Flight Attendant Breaks Wine Bottle Over Head Of Belligerent First-Class Passenger Who Allegedly Screamed 'Do You Know Who I Am?' The aftermath of Hudek’s alleged rampage. (Image via AP) Flight crews have been having a hard time lately, dragging innocent passengers off of planes and whatnot, but sometimes, people really get what’s coming to them. Did Joseph Daniel Hudek IV deserve to have a wine bottle smashed over his head by a flight attendant as Delta Air Lines Flight 129 sailed over the Pacific Ocean toward its destinat
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Flight into the furnace of Mercury could bring us closer in hunt for alien lifeInvestigation will give clues about where to look for habitable planets A tiny world that is battered by intense radiation and incredible heat, Mercury is one of the most inhospitable places in our solar system. Zinc would melt on its surface. Yet this scorched planet is set to play a crucial role in one of science’s most important quests: the search to find life on other worlds in our galaxy. Ast
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Breaking Into a Russian Military Base to See an Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttle Was Worth the Risk GIF GIF Source: Exploring the Unbeaten Path Because any trip to see a Soviet shuttle is worth it as long as no one’s wearing handcuffs at the end. A group of YouTubers going by the name Exploring the Unbeaten Path traveled to the middle of nowhere to get a look at some space shuttles from the suspended Soviet-era Buran programme . Located at the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan, the ha
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5 Things You Never Wondered About Shark Sex | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts Sun Jul 23 Take a deep dive into the weird and violent world of shark reproduction. 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 Twit
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Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility LobbyistsA concerted effort is underway in dozens of states to roll back solar power incentives. One of its architects is now a top Energy Department official.
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Somalia's internet outage costing country $10 million a daySomalia's government says a widespread internet outage that began roughly two weeks ago is costing the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million each day and is a "major disaster."
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Scientists deploy GM sheep in fight to treat Huntington’s diseaseTransgenic flock brought to UK for research into incurable brain condition, which affects more than 6,700 people in the country Scientists at Cambridge University have co-opted an unusual ally in their battle to find treatments for an incurable degenerative ailment that affects thousands of people in the UK. They have taken charge of a flock of merino sheep that have been genetically modified to c
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The Latest Plan to Fix the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis Is to Build on Top of Trash Photo: Getty Housing in the Santa Clara region of California is insanely expensive . Tech companies have taken to building modern day versions of mill towns just so their employees have a place to live. The latest solution to pick up traction in the area is to build on top of disused landfills and regulators are warming to the idea. Back in August of last year, Bloomberg reported that the median
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Star Wars Goes Medieval in This Clever Art Print Photo Courtesy André Araújo Star Wars might be in a galaxy far, far away, but it also takes place a long time ago. You know what else was a long time ago? The Middle Ages. It’s one of the reasons this artistic pairing is a perfect fit. Artist André Araújo recently released a colored print called “Star Wars Medieval,” which takes some of the most famous characters from the original series and reim
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Merkel's Impossible Role at the G20 Summit World leaders wrapped up the Group of 20 (G20) summit on Saturday by releasing their final statement, a communique that was remarkable this year in that it singled out the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. President Trump’s decision, which he announced in June, dragged out the negotiations well into into Saturday. At a press conference that marked the meetings’ end, German Chancel
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Killing cancer in the heat of the momentResearchers have developed a new method that modifies the surface of nanorods, making them more efficient in transporting cancer-killing genes into cells.
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Diatoms have sex after all, and ammonium puts them in the moodNew research shows a species of diatom, a single-celled algae, thought to be asexual does reproduce sexually, and scientists learned it's a common compound -- ammonium -- that puts the ubiquitous organism in the mood.
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Strange silk: Why rappelling spiders don't spin out of controlResearchers show that unlike human hair, metal wires or synthetic fibers, spider silk partially yields when twisted. This property quickly dissipates the energy that would otherwise send an excited spider spinning on the end of its silk. A greater understanding of how spider silk resists spinning could lead to biomimetic fibers that mimic these properties for potential uses in violin strings, heli
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Which bar patrons underestimate their inebriation the most?College students, males, and people drinking alcohol at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs are at particularly high risk for driving after drinking. Breath-testing devices are not usually found at these drinking establishments, so patrons generally assess their own intoxication levels using internal (feelings of intoxication) and external (number of drinks consumed) cues, say researchers
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Handwritten opioid prescriptions are more prone to mistakes, researchers findHandwritten orders for opioids contributes heavily to a trio of prescribing and processing errors in contrast to those created electronically, researchers have concluded at the end of a small study of opioid prescriptions filled at an outpatient pharmacy.
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Nanoscale forces measured in aortic smooth muscle cells tell story of diseaseResearchers have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision. The team hopes that this platform, which investigators call nanonet force microscopy (NFM), will provide new knowledge about smooth muscle cell biology that could have implications for treating cardiovascular disease, which is still
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New biosynthetic pathway unique to pathogenic microorganismsA new unique biosynthetic pathway for D-Glutamate has been discovered, an important cell wall component in pathogenic bacteria, which could lead to the development of medicines and agricultural chemicals.
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Surveying sea floor animals for offshore renewable energyChunks of sediment from the ocean floor are being used by scientists to analyze animal life and determine environmental impact from offshore energy facilities.
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Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certaintyWhy do some people prefer stable, predictable lives while others prefer frequent changes? Why do some people make rational decisions and others, impulsive and reckless ones? Behavioral neuroscientists have identified changes in two brain regions that may hold answers to these questions.
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Golden bananas high in pro-vitamin A developedUgandan bananas high in pro-vitamin A have been developed by researchers. Cooking bananas are the staple food in rural Uganda, and yet worldwide, 650,000-750,000 children die from vitamin A deficiency. Thanks to this new study, Ugandan farmers will be growing pro-vitamin A rich bananas in 2021.
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Iron secrets behind superconductors unlockedDue to magnetism, iron should -- theoretically -- be a poor superconductor. Nevertheless certain iron based materials possess fine superconducting properties. Why? Because the five unbound electrons found in iron -- as a result of individual modes of operation, it turns out -- facilitate superconductivity.
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New epigenomic strategies in the clinical management of cancer of unknown primaryThe invention of the EPICUP epigenetic test and its impact in the clinical management of Cancer of Unknown Primary is discussed in a new article.
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Childhood obesity a major link to hip diseasesA strong link between childhood obesity and hip diseases in childhood has been revealed by a new research study.
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Experts urge action to cut child deaths from deadly lung virusVaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, research suggests. Experts report that more than 115,000 children under five are dying each year from complications associated with the infection, called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Around three million are admitted to hospital each year with the virus, which causes
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Fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin identified as new biomarkers for weight lossA personalized diet approach could lead to greater weight loss and maintenance success, report researchers. Their study identifies fasting blood sugar and/or fasting insulin as new biomarkers for weight loss in people with prediabetes or diabetes.
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Sucking up spilt oilSpilt crude oil has repeatedly polluted and even destroyed marine ecosystems. An effective measure would be to remove spilt oil slicks by absorption into a separable solid phase. As scientists now report, congelation of the oil to a rigid gel within impregnated cellulose and scooping the particles out is possible.
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Obstructing the 'inner eye'Hypnosis can help people stop smoking, sleep better and even undergo dental treatment without pain. But what exactly is hypnosis and what precisely happens in the brain of a hypnotised person? These questions are currently being studied by psychologists. The aim is to find comprehensive scientific answers to the questions.
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Extreme low-oxygen eddies in the Atlantic produce greenhouse gasesIn 2014, an international research team was able to investigate in detail eddies in the Atlantic Ocean which were characterized by extremely low oxygen concentrations. The interdisciplinary analysis of the data and samples has revealed processes which were not previously known to occur in the Atlantic. This also includes the natural production of considerable amounts of greenhouse gases.
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Promising target to protect bone in patients with diabetesUtilizing metabolomics research techniques, researchers investigated the underlying biochemical activity and signaling within the bone marrow of hyperglycemic mice with hopes of reducing fracture risks of diabetics.
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Recruiting manganese to upgrade carbon dioxideSimple catalysts have been developed based on Earth-abundant manganese to use carbon dioxide for energy storage or turn it into useful chemicals for the industry.
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Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effectsSoon-to-be mothers have heard the warning - don't drink while pregnant. Experts have issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Now a new study finds that prenatal ethanol exposure (from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy) causes abnormalities in the brain and behavior that may be passe
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Some patients with dementia may experience delayed-onset PTSDDelayed-onset post-traumatic symptoms in the elderly may be misdiagnosed as falling under the umbrella of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), according to a recent review.
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High efficiency perovskite PV films with meniscus-assisted techniqueA new low-temperature solution printing technique allows fabrication of high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with large crystals intended to minimize current-robbing grain boundaries. The meniscus-assisted solution printing (MASP) technique boosts power conversion efficiencies to nearly 20 percent by controlling crystal size and orientation.
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When butterfly male sex-bias flaps its wingsIn butterflies, sex is determined by chromosome differences. But unlike in humans with the familiar X and Y, in butterflies, it is the females that determine the sex of offspring. Males are ZZ, while females are ZW. How do females compensate for the loss of genetic information? New research shows that, contrary to previously inconsistent findings, in all species studied, that the expression of Z-l
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Smarter control for border patrolAs the United States expands surveillance technologies on it southern border with Mexico, operating them effectively grows more challenging. Systems and industrial engineers are building a framework for border surveillance that uses artificial intelligence, based on realistic computer simulations, to integrate data from different sources and respond in real time.
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Earth's magnetic field 'simpler than we thought'Scientists have identified patterns in the Earth's magnetic field that evolve on the order of 1,000 years, providing new insight into how the field works and adding a measure of predictability to changes in the field not previously known.
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New approach to evaluating agricultural development programsInvolving locals in figuring out how to improve their farming and fishing methods provides more lasting and widespread benefits than just introducing new technologies or methods, new research shows.
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Mindfulness-based therapy may reduce stress in overweight and obese individualsIn a randomized clinical trial of women who were overweight or obese, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) increased mindfulness and decreased stress compared with health education. In addition, fasting blood sugar levels decreased within the MBSR group, but not within the health education group.
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Detection for the massesA user-friendly mass spectrometry has been created for application in healthcare, drug detection, and food safety.
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Novel PET tracer detects small blood clotsBlood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. Now researchers show that targeting GPIIb/IIIa receptors, the key receptor involved in platelet clumping, with a fluorine-18 labeled ligand is a promising approach for diagnostic imaging.
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Hubble pushed beyond limits to spot clumps of new stars in distant galaxyBy applying a new computational analysis to a galaxy magnified by a gravitational lens, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own.
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A steady pulse: Ocean vital signs are stable, but bill of health isn't clean, concludes a multiyear global assessmentFor perhaps the first time ever, the world's oceans have a health record -- and it's revealing clues about what might be behind symptoms of ocean improvements or declines alike.
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Falls lead to declines in seniorsMore than half of elderly patients (age 65 and older) who visited an emergency department because of injuries sustained in a fall suffered adverse events -- including additional falls, hospitalization and death -- within 6 months. The results of a study examining how risk factors predict recurrent falls and adverse events were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Revisit, S
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Mothers often distracted during breast and bottle feedingAs innovation expands the accessibility of technology, the potential for distraction increases as well. A new study assesses the level and type of distractions that affect mothers during infant feeding and discusses the potential impact on mothers and babies. Researchers found that distractions occurred in close to half of feedings, with ~60 percent of distractions attributable to technological de
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Traumatic brain injury in veterans: Differences from civilians may affect long-term careVeterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) differ from civilians with TBI in some key ways -- with potentially important implications for long-term care and support of injured service members and their families, new research outlines.
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Antibodies halt placental transmission of CMV-like virus in monkeysIn monkeys, a CMV vaccine approach appears to be capable of protecting the animal's fetus from infection, scientists explain in a new report.
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Computer that reads body languageA computer has been created that understands the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time -- including, for the first time, the pose of each individual's fingers.
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New material may help cut battery costs for electric cars, cellphonesIn the battle of the batteries, lithium-ion technology is the reigning champion, powering that cellphone in your pocket as well as an increasing number of electric vehicles on the road. But a novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material might become a contender, offering a potentially lower-cost, more ecofriendly option to fuel next-generation devices and electric cars.
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How plants grow like human brains3-D scanning reveals similar statistical laws at work in both shoots and neurons, outlines a new report.
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Conversation cards© a useful tool in pediatric weight managementConversation Cards© were developed to help families think about and prioritize key challenges regarding pediatric weight management. They also create points of reference for providers, which could help to create treatment plans for families based on their priorities. Using Conversation Cards©, researchers conducted a study that reviewed the way families use the cards and how their card selections
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Protecting wheat from wheat blast fungus, a potentially devastating diseaseScientists have uncovered an important link to a disease which left unchecked could prove devastating to wheat.
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Archaeologists put sound back into a previously silent pastMany attempts to explain how past people experienced their wider world have focused on sight at the expense of sound, but researchers have now developed a tool that puts sound back into the ancient landscape.
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Neurodegenerative diseases: A biophysical smoking gunWhile much about Alzheimer's disease remains a mystery, scientists do know that part of the disease's progression involves a normal protein called tau, aggregating to form ropelike inclusions within brain cells that eventually strangle the neurons. Yet how this protein transitions from its soluble liquid state to solid fibers has remained unknown -- until now.
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Three Gorges Dam alters downstream schistosomiasis ratesThe Three Gorges Dam is a massive hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River in central China and became fully operational in 2010. Ecological changes caused by the dam have altered the distribution of snails -- including those that carry the Schistosoma parasites -- researchers now report.
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Snakebites cost Sri Lanka more than $10 million annuallySnakebites are a major public health problem in many rural communities around the world, often requiring medical care and affecting victims' ability to work. Every year, snakebites cost the Sri Lankan government more than US$10 million, and lead to economic loss of nearly US$4 million for individuals, according to a new study.
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Defensive bacterial symbionts of fruit flies attack ribosomes of parasitic waspsBacteria of the Spiroplasma genus produce toxic, ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) that appear to protect their symbiotic host flies against parasitic wasps.
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Immune system cell clones created before birth may last for decadesKey immune system cells produced before birth may survive well into adulthood, according to new research.
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Lymph node metastases may not always be the source of cancer's spread to other organsThe traditional model for the spread of carcinoma, the deadliest form of cancer -- from the primary tumor, to nearby lymph nodes, to other organs -- may not apply in all cases, say researchers.
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Electron orbitals may hold key to unifying concept of high-temperature superconductivityEvidence has been found for a new type of electron pairing that may broaden the search for new high-temperature superconductors. The findings provide the basis for a unifying description of how radically different copper- and iron-based 'parent' materials can develop the ability to carry electrical current with no resistance at strikingly high temperatures.
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How humans transformed wild wheat into its modern counterpartA sophisticated sequencing study reveals genetic changes that emerged in wheat as it became domesticated by agricultural societies in the Fertile Crescent, roughly 10,000 years ago.
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First direct look at how electrons 'dance' with vibrating atomsThe first direct measurements, and by far the most precise ones, have been made of how electrons move in sync with atomic vibrations rippling through an exotic material, as if they were dancing to the same beat. The new way to study materials shows this 'electron-phonon coupling' can be far stronger than predicted, and could potentially play a role in unconventional superconductivity.
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Exposing newborn mice to general anesthetic disrupts brain developmentNew research now shows that early postnatal mice exposed to isoflurane -- a standard and widely used inhaled general anesthetic agent -- leads to chronic, abnormal activation of the mTOR pathway, a signaling system critical for normal brain development.
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New method to fight malaria found by scientistsScientists have discovered a new way to slow down malaria infections, providing a possible new target for antimalarial drugs. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarials -- an important step in the battle against drug resistant malaria.
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Preschoolers learn from math games, to a pointWhat is the best way to help poor schoolchildren succeed at math? A study now sheds light on the ways preschool activities may -- or may not -- help children develop cognitive skills.
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Antioxidants against sepsisDuring sepsis, cells are swamped with reactive oxygen species generated in an aberrant response of the immune system to a local infection. If this fatal inflammatory path could be interfered, new treatment schemes could be developed. Now, scientists report that zirconia-doped ceria nanoparticles act as effective scavengers of these oxygen radicals, promoting a greatly enhanced surviving rate in se
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Hormonal changes during early development limit lifespan in miceA new study could help inform future health care management during early life and the development of interventions aimed at improving quality of life for older individuals.
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'Weedy' fish species to take over our future oceansThe ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small ‘weedy’ species dominating marine environments, researchers have demonstrated for the first time.
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Eyewitness recollection easily distorted by the views of othersIt is human nature to give added credence to the views of family and friends. But this could lead to inaccurate eyewitness statements in court cases and therefore potential miscarriages of justice, argues an American lecturer, who is calling on police and the courts to take this factor into account.
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How to make 'your own supernova'Researchers are using the largest, most intense lasers on the planet, to for the first time, show the general public how to recreate the effects of supernovae, in a laboratory.
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Vitamin D may improve sunburn, according to new clinical trialHigh doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
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Buy All the Protein You Could Possibly Need During This One-Day Amazon Sale Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Gold Box If you still haven’t given up on your New Year’s resolution to build muscle, Amazon’s one-day Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Gold Box deal has all the supplements you need. There are dozens of flavors and sizes available, so find your favorite, and stock up.
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Paleo Profile: The Large Ancestor LizardNew fossils reveal the grimace of a giant Jurassic crocodile -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Congress Close to Approving a New Space Army Image: SyFy Channel While fighting climate change and providing health care are both just too economically burdensome for America, members of the House believe there’s still enough cash to fund a space army that would fight off... the space enemies? The idea of preparing the US for war in space has found supporters off-and-on for several decades . Talk began to heat up again back in 2007 when Chi
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Check Out Miguel Cabrera's Custom CadiMax Truck! | Diesel Brothers #DieselBrothers Take a closer look at the custom truck built for Detriot Tigers first baseman and MLB great, Miguel Cabrera. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery More Diesel! http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow
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'G19' Nations Affirm Climate Plan, Acknowledging U.S. Withdrawal Noting President Trump's stance, a declaration states, "The leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible." (Image credit: Patrik Sollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
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Game of Thrones Gets a Shout-Out on Netflix's Castlevania All Stills: Netflix Castlevania debuted on Netflix Friday, and it’s already been renewed for a second season. The show’s gotten a mixed but largely positive response, especially from fans who see it as an animated Game of Thrones . Given that’s what the show had in mind, it’s no surprise they threw in a GoT Easter egg. A user on Reddit pointed out a scene in the second episode of Castlevania , wh
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A Vlogger Is Getting Rid Of His Tesla Because It Needs New Tires I’m honestly baffled here. Can this guy really be this much of a dummy? It’s certainly possible he’s not, and just doing something insipid because he knows it’ll get views; if that’s the case, mission accomplished. I do have to admit, he sells the idiot angle very well in this video, so, props donated to him for really committing. I’ve not heard of this YouTube channel, What’s Inside Family , but
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What Your Sleeping Position Says About You A new study correlates personality type with sleeping position, with infographics Read More
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US Tangles With the World Over Climate Change at G20 Photo: Getty Negotiations over the wording of the final communiqué from the G20 meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations carried on late into Saturday morning. The sticking point? Disagreements over the US’s preferred phrasing for the group’s position on climate change and renewable energy. Bafflingly, the US wanted to state that it will help other nations with access to fossil fuels. According
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Tripping on Peyote in Navajo NationA journalist exploring psychedelics’ therapeutic potential participates in a ceremony of the Native American Church -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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More progress on carbon nanotube processors: a 2.8GHz ring oscillator Enlarge (credit: NASA ) Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting the IBM Watson research center. Among the people I talked with was George Tulevski , who was working on developing carbon nanotubes as a possible replacement for silicon in some critical parts of transistors. IBM likes to think about developing technology with about a 10-year time window, which puts us about halfway to when the
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Tredje tommelfinger giver mennesket nye mulighederHvorfor nøjes med proteser, der kompenserer for manglende lemmer?
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Saturday's Best Deals: $90 Amazon Echo, Razer Gaming Gear, Sous-Vide, and More A $90 Amazon Echo , Gold Standard protein , and Razer gaming gear lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb Amazon Echo , $90 If you’ve been itching to get an Amazon Echo ( and you really should get one ), but balk at the $180 price tag, Amazon’s offering up certified refurbs for $90 right now, by
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Mike Pence: Trump will put ‘American boots on the face of Mars’ – video During a visit to Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida the US vice-president, Mike Pence, says President Trump will return Americans to the moon and put a human presence on the face of Mars, branding space the ‘next great American frontier’. Pence says that frontier will be settled by Americans in order to protect the country’s security Mike Pence touches Nasa equipment right next to ‘do not to
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A board game you can’t refuse? The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire Enlarge / Taking over Manhattan. (Note the various thugs who are "sleeping with the fishes" in the Hudson River.) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. Straining your voice to mimic Marlon Brando's “make him an offer he can’t refuse” line from The Godfather is an Amer
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Uranus May Have Odd, Strobe-Like Magnetic FieldThe planet Uranus just keeps getting weirder. The icy gas world that strangely orbits the sun on its side may also have a wonky magnetic field that constantly flickers on and off, new research suggests.
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Westworld Site Update Hints at the Nightmare to Come in Season 2 Image: HBO Westworld is gearing up for season 2, and a new promo gif for San Diego Comic-Con is bursting at the seams with hints and secrets for what we can expect next season. Though it doesn’t look like anything to me. GIF The new opening screen for Discover Westworld , called “SOS Takeover Poster,” starts with an unknown user calling for help because something’s happened in the park, only for
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The Larsen C Iceberg Is Expected to Have CompanyIn addition to the main iceberg, a swarm of smaller icebergs is expected to break off Larsen C soon.
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Castlevania on Netflix falls one whip short of a good crack Enlarge / Bad news for the bishop. (credit: Netflix) The only great thing about the first-ever animated Castlevania TV series is how it ends: with a taste of a promising follow-up. The new Netflix "series," which is technically an 80-minute movie broken up into four chunks, concludes with everything you would want from such a video game-inspired show. Vampires. Demons. Whips. Magic. Action. But t
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Space Photos of the Week: Solar Plasma Keeps On Churning, Won’t Chill OutA barred spiral galaxy, craters on a dwarf planet, and a close-up of the sun's surface.
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Nyt dansk-tysk forskningsprojekt skal forbedre diagnosticeringen af kræftEn tysk laser-teknik og et dansk ion-mikroskop skal lede frem til, at man i løbet af blot få minutter kan undersøge væv for svulster. I dag kan det tage op mod 72 timer.
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Viden

Kat opfandt miljøvenlig plastikTysk kemiker fik hjælp af sin kat til at opfinde formbart materiale af mælk.
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Gizmodo

This Video Shows the Biggest Differences Between Sam Raimi and Marc Webb's Spider-Man Films Two Peter Parkers. Image: Google Most people would agree Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies are superior to Marc Webb’s Spider-Man movies. The question then becomes, “Why?” Well, we found a video that does a very good job of explaining “Why?” The team at Screencrush put together the below video that takes a scene from Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 , and a similar scene from Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man 2, and use
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Popular Science

30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space. Climate change could upend that. Science Our swiftly dimming planet. About 30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space, stabilizing the global thermostat. Read on.
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cognitive science

Changes in brain regions may explain why some prefer order and certainty, UCLA reports submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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Wired

Can 'The Handmaid's Tale' Change People's Political Views?On this week's 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast the panel discusses the impact of Margaret Atwood's book and Hulu's TV adaptation.
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Scientific American Content: Global

What in the World Was Macrauchenia?Ancient DNA puts Darwin's mystery mammal in its place -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Microsaurs of YoreIt’s an exciting time to be interested in microsaurs. Wait a minute—what the hell is a microsaur? Let’s find out… -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

How I learned to stop worrying (mostly) and love my threat model Enlarge / We are not Batman. But you get the idea. (credit: Tiffany Liu, MIT ) I have a healthy level of paranoia given the territory I inhabit. When you write things about hackers and government agencies and all that, you simply have a higher level of skepticism and caution about what lands in your e-mail inbox or pops up in your Twitter direct messages. But my paranoia is also based on a ration
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The Atlantic

Egypt's Best Friends in D.C. On a Tuesday night in early May, all the big players in the public relations industry gathered at Cipriani 42nd Street, a lavish restaurant in Manhattan, for the annual “Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation & Engagement” awards. The event, where winners were selected by a panel of industry insiders, was billed by its organizers as a “showcase for the best that public relations has to offer
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Viden

Apples AR-satsning: Ny æra eller tomme tønder?Vi tager temperaturen Apples nye augmented reality-tiltag, der kombinerer den fysiske og virtuelle verden.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Mike Pence ignores Nasa 'do not touch' signThe VP made a tongue-in-cheek apology to Nasa after a photo of him touching the equipment went viral.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasmA statement at the G20 summit says the Paris accord is "irreversible" but the US forces compromise.
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The Atlantic

Laura Harrier and Nail Art: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Laughing and Crying With Laura Harrier, the New Star of Spider-Man Ashley Weatherford | The Cut “Harrier is biracial, in a moment when the Tracee Ellis Rosses, Rashida Joneses, and Zoë Kravitzes of the world are vocalizing the complexities of living in this country representing two disparate backgrounds. Harrier has joined the conversation. ‘Growing up, there were no families on TV that looked li
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The Atlantic

How the Qatar Crisis Shook Up the World's Supply of Helium Helium has two special abilities. It is extremely light, and it can get extremely cold without freezing. Largely for these reasons, the element is needed to use or make all sorts of things: semiconductors, rocket fuel, computer hard drives, the Large Hadron Collider, magnets in MRI machines, airships, scuba tanks, arc welding, anything that needs to be super cold, and of course, balloons. So when
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The Atlantic

Science Fiction’s Under-Appreciated Feminist Icon “The first woman I fell in love with was probably Laureline,” Luc Besson, the French director behind the forthcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets , said last year . “She was totally free and badass, and ... was a very modern heroine at the time.” Besson was talking about one half of the duo at the center of Valérian and Laureline, the legendary sci-fi comic series his new movi
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Science : NPR

Biologists Divided Over How To Save Endangered Pangolin The pangolin is a small armadillo-like creature. It's in great demand for its meat and scales, and it's in danger of extinction. Biologists can't agree on whether zoos should play a role in saving it.
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Big Think

Alan Alda – The Spirit of the Staircase – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #106 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor and author Alan Alda on the art of communication (for good and evil), social anxiety, the mind of a billionaire, and more. Read More
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Scientific American Content: Global

What Are Mixed Fractions?How do they work? And how can you turn them into improper fractions? Keep on reading to find out! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Get an Amazon Echo For $90 (!!) With This One-Day Refurb Sale Refurb Amazon Echo , $90 If you’ve been itching to get an Amazon Echo ( and you really should get one ), but balk at the $180 price tag, Amazon’s offering up certified refurbs for $90 right now, by far the best price we’ve ever seen. Amazon’s certified refurbished products are all inspected and tested to work like new, and include the same one-year warranty you’d get with a brand new product, so
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Wired

Biology's Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research EarlyPosting scientific papers online, free to the public, seems like a great idea. But it's more complicated than it sounds.
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Wired

Kaspersky Gives the Government Its CodeEach Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.
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Wired

Past and Present, Volvo Has Always Been the Future of CarsTo understand the industry's past and future, look to Sweden.
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Wired

Sorry, But You Need to Care About Blac Chyna and Rob KardashianLike it or not, the Kardashians set standards for social media behavior. Rob Kardashian's might just be illegal.
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Wired

Data Supercharges Billion-Dollar Boats in the America's Cup, the World’s Fastest Sailing RaceSometimes, a victory on the water goes to the team with the best data streams
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Hvor stort er en elbils standby-forbrug?En læser vil gerne vide, hvor meget strøm en elbil brænder af, mens den står stille. Det svarer Teknologisk Institut på.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Massive Database of 182,000 Leaves Is Helping Predict Plant Family TreesThe technique could be used on everything from flowers to cells to examine the factors that influence the shapes of plant parts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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