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These Discovery Props Reveal a Ton About Star Trek's New Klingon Foes All Images: Katharine Trendacosta/io9 Details on Star Trek: Discovery have been fairly scarce—we’ve got a few good general ideas, but nothing specific. That’s changed now, because a bevy of props and images are currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, and while Starfleet is always Starfleet, the Klingons are stealing the show. There is a fair bit of concept art for Klingon ships, which look u
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Resistance to CRISPR gene drives may arise easilyNew tools for pest and disease control could become useless without improvements.
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Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA ResearchThe choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.
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IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino PopulationScientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.
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Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV AntibodiesCows injected with a protein that mimics HIV's envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.
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Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer Health It's even less understood than most. Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, and most patients who are diagnosed have a survival expectancy of less than two years. Read on.
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Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist Enlarge / Sam Clovis, then newly appointed national co-chairman of the Trump campaign, speaks during a news conference with Donald Trump. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images ) Yesterday, the Trump administration formally named its candidate for the Department of Agriculture's undersecretary of research, education, and economics, a post that serves as the agency's chief scientist. Its choice? Sam Cl
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Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees? Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers. (Image credit: Megan Kearns/Courtesy of Innovations for Poverty Action)
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Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend Demonstration of how the robot grows, reaching a maximum speed of 10 meters per second (22 miles per hour). (video link) A group of mechanical engineers at Stanford has created a transparent robot that looks and behaves like a worm, elongating its body in order to move. Using a pneumatic control system, an operator can make the bot turn corners and even squeeze itself through a narrow crack betwe
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North American monsoon storms fewer but more extremeThe North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, according to new research. The dust storms, wind, flash flooding and microbursts that accompany monsoon storms can be a severe
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Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancersA cooperative research team led by researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is know
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A future for light-powered wireless connectivity, thanks to graphene Enlarge / A phased-array antenna used for radio astronomy. (credit: NRAO ) In my younger days—about the time that Erik the Red was making a name for himself—I was really into electronics. Countless never-quite-working-as-expected circuits should have taught me the futility of telling electrons what to do. Yet my interest in electronics peaked with the construction of an electronically steerable p
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A Guide to the Worst Seltzer Take Ever Written Photo: Getty There are so few things to enjoy in this life. We can imbibe in booze but only occasionally. In many states, we can’t (legally) indulge in The Devil’s Lettuce or even get health care. That’s why so many of us cherish the wholesome party water known as seltzer. Its playful bubbles are a reminder of how carefree life could be if we all stopped yelling at each other online or tweeting t
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NASA Captures Impossible Glimpse of Kuiper Belt Object Billions of Miles Away Artist’s impression of New Horizons encountering MU69. The probe is expected to make its rendezvous on January 1, 2019. (Image: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) In about a year and a half from now, the New Horizons Spacecraft will whiz past a distant Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69. This rocky relic of the ancient Solar System—which is located about four billion miles away—just passed in front of a distant s
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the c
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale.
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Gene variant increases risk for depression, study findsA gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, report the investigators.
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Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophreniaNew research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.
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Laser treatment reduces eye floatersPatients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a new study.
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In mice, acting male depends on estrogen receptorsUntil now, the identity of the cells that regulate 'masculinization' in the mouse has been unclear. A CSHL team demonstrates for the first time the specific hormone receptors, brain cells and brain regions responsible for masculinization in the mouse. It's part of a larger project to understand how hormones define distinct neurodevelopmental trajectories in male and female brains.
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Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Already Paid Out $600K—to TrumpThis permanent campaign appears to be pretty good for Trump's bottom line.
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Senator challenges Ajit Pai over evidence for net neutrality repeal Enlarge / Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.). (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The evidence for repealing net neutrality rules isn't good enough, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday. Pai claims that the rules issued in 2015 are reducing investment in broadband networks, but Markey pointed out during a Senate hearing that ISPs have not
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Majorana fermion detected in a quantum layer cakeScientists found evidence of a particle that is its own antiparticle.
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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results. (Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)
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After Raising $62 Million, Overpriced Shipping Startup Can't Find Enough Lazy Customers After raising millions from some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley, Shyp—a startup that picks up your stuff and ships it for you—told users today that it’s significantly downsizing its service, cancelling operations in three cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s also laying off some of the people who work at its headquarters. The change relegates Shyp to perhaps the o
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These $35 Neckbuds Include Active Noise Cancellation Tronsmart Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones , $35 with code PHWMMH44 I realize that some subset of you will never buy neckband Bluetooth headphones, and I’m sure you have your reasons. But for the rest of you, $35 is an insanely good price for a set with active noise cancellation . They’ll even run for 15 hours on a charge with noise cancellation enabled, and 20 hours with it turned off.
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Judge: Glassdoor reviews aren’t “political,” so feds can grab user identities (credit: Newspaper Club / flickr ) An appeals court will soon decide whether the US government can unmask anonymous users of Glassdoor—and the entire proceeding is set to happen in secret. The 9th Circuit case was flagged yesterday by Public Citizen attorney Paul Levy , who intends to submit an amicus brief in the case. In Levy's view, the case involves "a significant free speech issue bearing on
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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store informationSkyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability usi
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Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to stateWisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month.
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Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $1.8mn in New YorkA bag Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon—which was once nearly thrown out with the trash—sold at auction Thursday for $1.8 million, Sotheby's said.
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Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnelsIn a tantalizing Tweet, Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington.
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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store informationMagnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital technology. Skyrmions, for example, are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, l
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked. Now, an internationa
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Tuna Fins Are Weirder Than You ThinkTuna fish repurpose their lymphatic system to control their movement.
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How CRISPR proteins find their targetIn addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have attacked and mount a defense. A research team has discovered how these proteins -- Cas1 and Cas2 -- locate and insert the viral DNA, and it relies on the flexibility of these enzymes and the shape of
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Biological hydraulic system discovered in tuna finsThe unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for new 'smart' control surfaces with changeable shape and stiffness for both air and underwater unmanned vehicles.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementAn optical imaging tool has been developed to visualize surface chemistry in real time. Researchers imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capillary
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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish womenGenetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article pexamines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations.
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Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function, according to a new study.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones when identifying the calls of the
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Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoesA new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth's crust.
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals.
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Sony’s legal quest to remove its leaked developer’s kit from the Web Enlarge Sony appears to be using copyright law in an attempt to remove all traces of a leaked PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) from the Web. That effort also seems to have extended in recent days to the forced removal of the mere discussion of the leak and the posting of a separate open source, homebrew SDK designed to be used on jailbroken systems. The story began a few weeks ago
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either h
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NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy systemIt was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate this interesting event with computer models. Now in 2017, inspired by the event
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You have a lot to teach your grandkids, and that might explain menopause Science It's about brains, not brawn. A new computational study shows investing mental resources in offspring might have played a role in the evolution of menopause. Read on.
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Twitter's Winning the War on Harassment—So Says TwitterTwitter has vowed to make harassment a priority, and today issued its 6-month progress report. But the company could still use more transparency in how it responds to abuse.
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Opioids and obesity, not 'despair deaths,' raising mortality rates for white AmericansDrug-related deaths among middle-aged white men increased more than 25-fold between 1980 and 2014, with the bulk of that spike occurring since the mid-1990s when addictive prescription opioids became broadly available, according to new research.
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Molecular 'pulleys' improve battery performanceScientists have reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.
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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopauseInstead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven the evolution of menopause in humans.
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Google searches can be used to track dengue in underdeveloped countriesAn analytical tool that combines Google search data with government-provided clinical data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries.
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Experts: One in three cases of dementia preventableA new report identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia.
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A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down TreesA new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.
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How to Access the Amazon Echo Show's Hidden Web Browser Images: Bryan Menegus Amazon’s Alexa-powered obelisk is built for a lot of things, but accessing webpages isn’t one of them. “Alexa, take me to Google.com” is met with a puzzled “I can’t find that skill” from Jeff Bezos’s newest user data sponge. But with a bizarre workaround, there is a way to access a very, very limited browser on the Echo Show, and it might help more skilled hackers sideload n
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Evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticleIn a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These 'Majorana fermions' could one day help make quantum computers more robust.
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Fusion in the Early Years Fusion in the Early Years The early history of fusion energy (Part 4 of a 5-part series). Fusion in the Early Years Video of Fusion in the Early Years Physics Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:45 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Dennis Whyte of Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains the early history of fusion energy. “The history is interesting of this. It was actually pursued
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New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossilA 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
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Behold, Pacific Rim: Uprising's Glorious New Giant Robots Image: Still via Youtube Pacific Rim brought us the Jaegers, wonderful multi-pilot mecha that it then proceeded to mostly turn into scrap over the course of the movie. Obviously, that means the sequel’s going to need some new ones, and now we finally have a good look at the robots joining the Gipsy Avenger in Uprising —and my god are the wonderful. The look came through the reveal of some brand n
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Parole Board Grants O.J. Simpson Early Release A Nevada parole board unanimously granted O.J. Simpson early release from the Lovelock Correctional Center. The former football star could be free as soon as October 1. Simpson, 70, has served nine years of a nine-to-33-year prison sentence for the 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. He appeared before the four-member Nevada Parole Board via video link. “Are you humbled by this incarc
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The CBO Scored the Latest Draft of the Senate's Health-Care Bill Keeping up with the Congressional Budget Office can be tough these days. While Congress itself is often slowed by gridlock and party obstruction, the legislators’ independent budgetary agency has done yeoman’s work this year, churning out funding and coverage analyses for six different laws either repealing or replacing Obamacare. On Thursday, the CBO released another , finding that a revised ver
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Qualcomm’s _Game of Thrones_-Like Legal Battles Keep Getting WorseEverything should be going great for the microchip powerhouse. Here's why they're not.
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Study finds gene variant increases risk for depressionA University of Central Florida study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression.People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, said Rosanna Sc
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Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robotA newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search and rescue operations and medical applications.
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NY-DC Hyperloop tunnel? Musk tweets about vague “verbal govt approval” [Update] Enlarge (credit: The Boring Company ) Elon Musk has been talking about The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging endeavor, for months now. Today, he tweeted , “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.” Ars has reached out to Musk directly and to The Boring Company’s media contact to get more details on the “verbal
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Aging oilfields pollute more and produce less As the world’s largest oilfields age, the power required to keep them operating can rise dramatically even as the amount of petroleum they produce drops, a new study suggests. Failing to take the changing energy requirements of oilfields into account can cause oilfield managers or policymakers to underestimate the true climate impacts, the study’s authors warn. “As oilfields run low, emissions pe
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Cows produce powerful HIV antibodiesFor the first time in any animal, researchers elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV. Cows’ antibodies could help with drug development.
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Most Guns Sold on the Dark Web Originate From the United States, Study Finds, Surprising No One Photo: Getty Roughly three-fifths of the weapons sold on a selection of dark web marketplaces originate from the United States, according to a new study examining the scope of the internet’s black market arms trade. The first of its kind, a report from RAND Corporation details the ever-expanding role of the dark web in facilitating the sale of firearms, ammunition, and explosives. In addition to
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Protecting our children from climate change might take more than just cutting emissions Environment Negative emissions to make a positive change. A new study says that reducing greenhouse gas emissions isn't enough. If we hope to save future generations, we have to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
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Genomes, Circuits, and the Roundworm: C. Elegans as a Model OrganismA nematode can do much to help our understanding of human biology.
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Paying people to protect forests is worth itA new study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study sought to evaluate how effective 'Payments for Ecosystems' (PES) is at reducing deforestation.
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Trump's Latest Interview Highlights Four of His Greatest Flaws “Now Donald Trump has finally done it” is a sentence many people have said or written, but which has never yet proven true. As Trump gained momentum during the campaign season, errors that on their own would have stopped or badly damaged previous candidates bounced right off. These ranged from mocking John McCain as a loser (because “I like people who weren’t captured”), to being stumped by the t
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Watching ‘​​​​​​​Pride and Prejudice’ While Falling Out of Love In the early winter of 2006, I was living with my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend. We’d recently moved into a beautifully renovated Brooklyn brownstone that we called the “Penthouse” because it was on the top floor of a four-story walk up. Despite this new beginning, our love had grown stale—it felt like we had less and less in common. I preferred to spend an evening at home than go out with him and his
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Man ridicules Olive Garden’s demand letter over trademark dispute Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart ) On Wednesday, a blogger in Southern California wrote the most epic response to a pasta-related legal demand letter that we have ever seen. The blogger in question, Vincent "Vino" Malone, is the proprietor of AllOfGarden.com , a website that chronicles a quest to eat as much Olive Garden pasta as possible (via the Never Ending Pasta Pass ). Malone documents his trava
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team from Mizzou and the Universities of Bologna and Florida has found that rising seas could be detrimental
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NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy systemNow in 2017, inspired by the event in Boulder, NASA scientists will explore the moon's eclipse of the sun to learn more about Earth's energy system.
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either h
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Uganda trial shows why it's worth paying people to preserve trees Randomized controlled trial finds economic benefits of avoided carbon emissions are double the costs. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22346
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Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for MarsSpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans
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Now North Sea cod is sustainable, is it really ok to eat?The bounceback of North Sea cod means you can now buy guilt-free, but Brexit and climate change could threaten its fragile recovery
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Tillerson cuts high-profile cyberdiplomacy office in State Dept. reorg Enlarge / Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has decided to merge the State Department's Office for the Coordination of Cyber Issues into the department's economic bureau, as State's chief cyber-diplomat departs. (credit: Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images ) On the heels of the resignation of State Department Cyber Coordinator Chris Painter—the top diplomat for negotiations on setting norms
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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The Myth of ISIS's Strategic Brilliance As Mosul is finally freed in its entirety from the Islamic State (ISIS) and the offensive in Raqqa continues, the predictable question becomes: What’s next for the group? Without control of territory, its complex state administration project cannot function. This project was probably ISIS’s biggest selling point in relation to its rivals in the global jihadist movement. The end of ISIS as a funct
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Clipping cartilage after knee surgery doesn’t help Medical doctors have discovered that clipping or removing loose cartilage after knee surgery for meniscal tears—one of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures—does not benefit the patient. “Those with less surgery got better faster in comparison with the people we did more surgery on…” According to the doctors’ study, patients who did not have dislodged cartilage removed, recovered faster,
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Comic-Con's Game of Thrones Experience Isn't Nearly as Exciting (or Traumatizing) as Westeros Should Be Game of Thrones may already be back for the seventh season, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from trying to get fans pumped for the winter to come. The hit show has its own immersive experience display at San Diego Comic-Con, and io9 was there to check it out. GIF The Game of Thrones Experience takes fans on a journey through the Seven Kingdoms, including Winterfell, Dragonstone, King’s Landing, and N
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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pennsylvania forestsVast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
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Battery breakthrough using 2016 Nobel Prize moleculeA KAIST research team reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementEPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capi
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Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their targetIn addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have attacked and mount a defense. A UC Berkeley team has discovered how these proteins -- Cas1 and Cas2 -- locate and insert the viral DNA, and it relies on the flexibility of these enzymes and the shape
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An experiment proposed by Stanford theorists finds evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that’s its own antiparticleIn a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, Stanford and University of California researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These 'Majorana fermions' could one day help make quantum computers more robust.
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Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna finsThe unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for new 'smart' control surfaces with changeable shape and stiffness for both air and underwater unmanned vehicles.
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Paying farmers not to cut down trees in Uganda helps fight climate change, new study showsAn interdisciplinary team of researchers found that they could slow deforestation and preserve endangered chimpanzee habitats by paying poor landowners in Uganda not to cut down trees on their property. The system of small payments effectively cut deforestation in half, keeping the average equivalent of 3,000 metric tons of CO2 out of the air for every village who participated. The program was als
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Curbing deforestationA new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study, led by Seema Jayachandran, associate professor of economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, sought to evaluate how e
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Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoesA new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth's crust.
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The unexpected source of tuna's fin finesseThe precise control that tuna have of their fins for tight turns and movement while swimming is aided by hydraulic activity of the lymphatic system, a new study reveals.
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Payments to protect forests are worth itTrees play a critical role in mitigating global carbon emissions and now a new study in Uganda shows that the cost of giving landowners a modest fee to refrain from cutting down their trees is substantially lower than the carbon-related costs that are incurred when trees are lost.
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Molecular 'pulleys' help boost battery performanceIn lithium batteries with a silicon anode, researchers have applied a sophisticated method using molecular 'pulleys' that aid in the expansion and contraction of the anode during cycling.
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What needs to happen to get our east coast hyperloop Technology The Boring Company has a ton of paperwork in its future It takes more than a verbal agreement to navigate a new form of interstate transportation infrastructure through local governments and into being.
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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pa. forestsVast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
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Jeff Bezos dons sunglasses, says look at my big rocket factory Enlarge / Blue Origin's concept art for a New Glenn rocket launch ascending to orbit. (credit: Blue Origin) Over the last several months Blue Origin has begun to reveal details about plans to develop a large orbital rocket called New Glenn . The 82-meter-tall booster will have the capacity to lift 45 tons to low Earth orbit and an impressive 13 tons to geostationary transfer orbit. The company pl
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The Future of Fusion Energy Physics Limitless, clean energy to secure our planet’s future. 07/17/2017 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor https://www.insidescience.org/video/future-fusion-energy
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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccineThe elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- has now been described by researchers. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.
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Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brainNeuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together through a 'sensory map' within their brains, according to new research. The findings could one day help researchers better understand how the human brain simultaneously processes humidity and temperature and might influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities and prevent mosquito-borne dis
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Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infectionsFor the first time, researchers have shown that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide – that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production of defensive cells damages hematopoiesis in the long term, however, which could lead to malignant hematopoietic stem cell diseases at advanced age.
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesPeople have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself manufacturing -- making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository -- has a multi-million-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.
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Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespanAmerican adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active -- even if their actual activity levels were similar, research shows.
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Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture riskFactors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years.
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Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red PlanetThe sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.
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Does 1 supergene control sperm size and speed? The shape, size, and swimming speed of sperm all depend on one supergene, according to new research with zebra finches. The relationship between sperm shape, its ability to move, and its success or failure at fertilization is not completely understood. Previous studies have shown that sperm shape and speed are inherited—fathers with long, fast sperm have sons with long, fast sperm. The question h
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US Finally Ends Laptop Ban Due to 'Enhanced Security Measures in Place' Photo credit: John Moore/ Getty Images You are now free to fly with your laptop onboard US-bound flights from the Middle East. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it seems, is satisfied with a series of recently adopted “enhanced security measures.” The DHS announced on Wednesday that it has now entirely lifted the four-month ban on laptops (and other large electronics) in hand luggage fly
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Scenes From the 2017 World Aquatics Championships Hundreds of athletes from 186 nations are gathered in Budapest, Hungary to compete in 75 events across six disciplines in the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships. The competition runs until July 30. Gathered here are images from the events so far, from Swimming, Diving, Synchronized swimming, Water polo, and more.
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The Success of Paying People to Not Cut Down Trees The world’s tropical forests are living exemplars of the tragedy of the commons, where the needs of the world clash with those of individuals. The trees in those forests lock away so much carbon that keeping them alive is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing global carbon-dioxide emissions and forestalling the harm of climate change. But for the people who actually own those trees, cut
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Black-winged stilts: Record year for UK breedingThe number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.
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Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About GeoengineeringWorld leaders should plan before they go meddling with the atmosphere.
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Tuna Fish School Human Engineers in HydraulicsTuna owe their agility to a newfound hydraulic system that allows them to raise and lower some specialized fins.
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Experiment finds evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticleIn 1928, physicist Paul Dirac made the stunning prediction that every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle - its identical twin but with opposite charge. When particle and antiparticle met they would be annihilated, releasing a poof of energy. Sure enough, a few years later the first antimatter particle - the electron's opposite, the positron - was discovered, and antimatter qu
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Researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna finsCutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes have carefully positioned wings and tail flaps to ensure precision maneuverability and fuel economy, bluefin tuna need the utmost control over their propulsive and stabilizing structures as they speed through the ocean. The outstanding maneuverability
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NYC to DC in 30 Minutes? Elon Musk Claims Verbal OK for HyperloopElon Musk recently announced on Twitter that he had received "verbal government approval" for his Boring Company to build a superfast Hyperloop transit system that would take people from New York to Washington, D.C., in just under 30 minutes.
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Genetically Engineering Nature Will Be Way More Complicated Than We Thought Image: Getty Images For more than half a century, scientists have dreamed of harnessing an odd quirk of nature— “selfish genes,” which bypass the normal 50/50 laws of inheritance and force their way into offspring—to engineer entire species. A few years ago, the advent of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology turned this science fictional concept into a dazzling potential reality, called a gene
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You Too Could Have a Self-Cleaning Home, If You Give Up Everything You Love Illustration via Classic Film A belated New York Times obituary pays tribute to inventor Frances Gabe, who designed, built, and lived in “the world’s only self-cleaning home.” Gabe comes across as a delightful and ingenious crank in a home full of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” contraptions. Her big idea: Turn the average home into a giant dishwasher. Gabe used her house as the prototype for a technol
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Similar improvements between speech language therapy delivered online and in-personA recent Baycrest study found that patients who accessed speech language therapy over the Internet saw large improvements to their communication abilities that were similar to those of patients doing in-person therapy.
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Opioids and obesity, not 'despair deaths,' raising mortality rates for white AmericansDrug-related deaths among middle-aged white men increased more than 25-fold between 1980 and 2014, with the bulk of that spike occurring since the mid-1990s when addictive prescription opioids became broadly available, according to new CU Boulder research.
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Gene drives likely to be foiled by rapid rise of resistanceA study in fruit flies suggests that existing approaches to gene drives using CRISPR/Cas9, which aim to spread new genes within a natural population, will be derailed by the development of mutations that give resistance to the drive. Jackson Champer, Philipp W. Messer, and colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York report these findings July 20, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.
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Paying people not to cut down their trees could be cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions, study showsA new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change.
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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopauseInstead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven the evolution of menopause in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementEPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton - a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capil
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Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their targetResearchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered how Cas1-Cas2, the proteins responsible for the ability of the CRISPR immune system in bacteria to adapt to new viral infections, identify the site in the genome where they insert viral DNA so they can recognize it later and mount an attack.
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Highly elastic binders integrating polyrotaxanes for silicon microparticle anodes in lithium ion batteries Lithium-ion batteries with ever-increasing energy densities are needed for batteries for advanced devices and all-electric vehicles. Silicon has been highlighted as a promising anode material because of its superior specific capacity. During repeated charge-discharge cycles, silicon undergoes huge volume changes. This limits cycle life via particle pulverization and an unstable electrode-electrol
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Photoinduced decarboxylative borylation of carboxylic acids The conversion of widely available carboxylic acids into versatile boronic esters would be highly enabling for synthesis. We found that this transformation can be effected by illuminating the N -hydroxyphthalimide ester derivative of the carboxylic acid under visible light at room temperature in the presence of the diboron reagent bis(catecholato)diboron. A simple workup allows isolation of the p
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Bismuthene on a SiC substrate: A candidate for a high-temperature quantum spin Hall material Quantum spin Hall materials hold the promise of revolutionary devices with dissipationless spin currents but have required cryogenic temperatures owing to small energy gaps. Here we show theoretically that a room-temperature regime with a large energy gap may be achievable within a paradigm that exploits the atomic spin-orbit coupling. The concept is based on a substrate-supported monolayer of a
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Remobilization of crustal carbon may dominate volcanic arc emissions The flux of carbon into and out of Earth’s surface environment has implications for Earth’s climate and habitability. We compiled a global data set for carbon and helium isotopes from volcanic arcs and demonstrated that the carbon isotope composition of mean global volcanic gas is considerably heavier, at –3.8 to –4.6 per mil (), than the canonical mid-ocean ridge basalt value of –6.0. The larges
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Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure Majorana fermion is a hypothetical particle that is its own antiparticle. We report transport measurements that suggest the existence of one-dimensional chiral Majorana fermion modes in the hybrid system of a quantum anomalous Hall insulator thin film coupled with a superconductor. As the external magnetic field is swept, half-integer quantized conductance plateaus are observed at the locations o
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Experimentally realized mechanochemistry distinct from force-accelerated scission of loaded bonds Stretching polymer chains accelerates dissociation of a variety of internal covalent bonds, to an extent that correlates well with the force experienced by the scissile bond. Recent theory has also predicted scenarios in which applied force accelerates dissociation of unloaded bonds and kinetically strengthens strained bonds. We report here unambiguous experimental validation of this hypothesis:
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An organic-inorganic perovskite ferroelectric with large piezoelectric response Molecular piezoelectrics are highly desirable for their easy and environment-friendly processing, light weight, low processing temperature, and mechanical flexibility. However, although 136 years have passed since the discovery in 1880 of the piezoelectric effect, molecular piezoelectrics with a piezoelectric coefficient d 33 comparable with piezoceramics such as barium titanate (BTO; ~190 picoco
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Comment on "The [4Fe4S] cluster of human DNA primase functions as a redox switch using DNA charge transport" O’Brien et al . (Research Article, 24 February 2017, eaag1789) proposed a novel mechanism of primase function based on redox activity of the iron-sulfur cluster buried inside the C-terminal domain of the large primase subunit (p58C). Serious problems in the experimental design and data interpretation raise concerns about the validity of the conclusions.
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Austen in the Archives This week at The Atlantic we’re marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death with a celebration of her life and legacy . Our cofounder Ralph Waldo Emerson might have been less than enthused about these digital festivities; as Lee Siegel reported in our January 1998 issue : Austen irritated Emerson: he found her novels “vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretc
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The Street View From Space When people aren’t scanning Google Street View for directions to their next mundane destination, they might be using it to tour the bustling markets of Bangkok , float over colorful corals in the Bahamas , or count Adélie penguins in Antarctica . For a few minutes, they can immerse themselves in strange and beautiful parts of the planet they’ll likely never see for themselves. Now, they can also
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Viewing Martian moon orbiting the red planetWhile photographing Mars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Hubble took 13 separate exposures over 22 minutes to create a time-lapse video showing the moon's orbital path.
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Reducing inflammation protects stem cells during wound repairScientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. Researchers have discovered that treating mice with a common anti-inflammatory drug called celecoxib promoted stem cell survival and healing when they injected the cells into wounds.
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Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisionsWhen they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral – but when they don’t, their real power is in putting the rest of us off
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Elon Musk Says He Got ‘Verbal Govt Approval’ for Hyperloop From NY to DC [Updated] Source: AP Elon Musk tweeted this morning that he has received “verbal” government approval for his Boring Company to build an underground Hyperloop tunnel connecting New York City and Washington, DC. According to Musk, a Hyperloop passenger would be able to travel between the two city centers in 29 minutes. His plans also include stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore, with about twelve elevators t
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The 'Fundamental Divergence' in Brexit Talks When European Union and United Kingdom negotiators convened in Brussels Monday to resume Brexit negotiations, they said they would work to identify both their differences and their similarities. Four days, and one round of talks later, it seems they’ve made good progress on the former. “We are now moving in a common direction,” Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said Thursday at a
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Reciprocal effectsPostdoctoral research fellow Julia Buck discovers a new paradigm for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agents.
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Cyclists' Pacing Strategies Should Consider the Wind Cyclists' Pacing Strategies Should Consider the Wind Both Tour de France racers and recreational cyclists can improve performance by riding hardest into the wind. TourdeFrance.jpg Competitors in the 2017 Tour de France Image credits: dronepicr via Flickr Sports Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:45 Brian Owens, Contributor (Inside Science) -- As the elite riders of the Tour de France race towards the f
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US Republican asks Nasa if civilisation on Mars existedA US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied "thousands of years ago".
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Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on NeuroscienceInquisitiveness and imagination will be hard to create any other way.
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The First Successful Full-System Test of a Hyperloop Just Happened Hyperloop One announces completion of first successful full-system hyperloop test. Read More
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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers About 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma each year in the U.S. Fewer than a third of them will survive beyond two years. (Image credit: Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab/Science Source)
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Google, EU dig in for long warGoogle and the EU are gearing up for a battle that could last years, with the Silicon Valley behemoth facing a relentless challenge to its ambition to expand beyond search results.
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Alphabay and Hansa Takedowns Ensnare Thousands of Dark Web UsersCops sent unsuspecting users scrambling from one dark web site's takedown to another site---that they controlled.
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Twitter Says It’s a Safer Place, But There’s No Hard Data to Prove It Photo: Getty Twitter claims it has become a safer site thanks to all its anti-abuse efforts, but there’s no way to tell if that’s true because the company didn’t share any hard numbers behind its data. In a closed-door meeting with reporters from several outlets this week this week, Twitter said it’s taking action against 10 times the number of accounts it did one year ago, and that it has suspen
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Hiring risk executives to protect US banks backfired, contributing to 2008 crashWhen America's major banks created executive positions to reduce exposure to financial risk more than a decade ago, their intent was similar to an employer who designates a fire warden to protect a workplace against smoke and flames.
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Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universeThe international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas - the raw material which fuels star formation throughout the universe - in three of the most distant clusters of gal
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. The research was supported by the Australian Research Council and has been published in the journal Monthly Notices of t
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Why a Toaster Is a Design Triumph Last year I fell in love with a toaster. It looks like most others. A brushed, stainless-steel housing. Four slots, to accommodate the whole family’s bread-provisioning needs. It is alluring but modest, perched atop the counter on proud haunches. But at a time when industry promises disruptive innovation , Breville, the Australian manufacturer of my toaster, offers something truly new and useful
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Are Eclipse Goggles a Scam? Water is wet. The sky is blue. The sun is bright. Okay, no, but the sun is really bright. Really, really bright. “Even when 99 percent of the sun is blocked out by the moon, the amount of light is still 10,000 times stronger than a full moon,” says Alex Young, the associate director for science in the heliophysics division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “So even when there’s 1 percent of
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Frosted glass obscures quantum information Enlarge (credit: Today is a good day ) Quantum key distribution is supposed to provide a high degree of certainty in the security of secret keys. That certainty is based on the laws of physics, and all attacks against quantum keys have exploited implementation weaknesses, rather than the underlying physics. Unlike mathematical methods of encryption, quantum key distribution does not provide a key
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Authorities Shut Down Two Major Dark Web Markets Photo: Europol Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down, US and European authorities announced. The marketplaces offered drugs, weapons, forged documents, and malware. AlphaBay, the larger of the two sites, hosted around 369,000 listings for various items at the time of its seizure, the US Department of Justice said. AlphaBay went down unexpectedly earlier this month, p
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Aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide ratesA new study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an aboriginal community in northern Ontario, and its significantly lower rates of mental health services utilization and suicide, suggests that a strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land are significant factors to positive mental health outcomes in this region. The study findings are published in the August 2017
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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue are linked to cancer-related changesNew research provides insight into how changes that occur with age may predispose breast tissue cells to becoming cancerous. Specifically, the study demonstrates that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. This new data provides insight into how certain molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue itself may cont
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist.
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Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinkingFewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study.
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to new research. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. Slowing down boats makes it more difficult for manatees to detect and locate approaching boats. An innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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Setting the record straight: PPIs do not cause DementiaSeveral studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research puts these claims to rest, experts say. The study authors report that there is no convincing evidence to support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk.
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Fernanda weakens to Tropical StormAs of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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NASA imagery shows disorganized Tropical Depression 8EInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a lack of organized circulation in Tropical Depression 8E. The storm is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fernanda to the west and Tropical Storm Greg to the east.
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Even gecko grip has its limits While geckos have amazing adhesive strength, a new theoretical study finds that adhesion has its limits and geckos still experience falls. Geckos climb vertically up trees, walls, and even windows, thanks to pads on the digits of their feet that employ a huge number of tiny bristles and hooks. Scientists have long marveled at the gecko’s adhesive capabilities, which have been described as 100 tim
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Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brainNorthwestern University neuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together through a 'sensory map' within their brains, according to new research. The findings could one day help researchers better understand how the human brain simultaneously processes humidity and temperature and might influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities and pr
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Hiring risk executives to protect US banks backfired, contributing to 2008 crashWhy did America's biggest banks become heavily exposed to high-risk derivatives in the lead-up to the recent credit crisis? Researchers found the trend wasn't just driven by banks' enthusiasm for profits. Instead, government efforts to dampen bank risk-taking backfired by putting champions of risk into power. Chief Risk Officers put in place to oversee risk management encouraged banks to increase
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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccineAs outlined in a study published today in Nature, lead author Devin Sok, Director, Antibody Discovery and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), reports the elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when ne
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Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infectionsResearchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide -- that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production of defensive cells damages hematopoiesis in the long term, however, which could lead to malignant hematopoietic stem cell diseases at advanced age.
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New research uncovers a cause of schizophreniaA new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that genetic defects may damage the supporting cells of the brain -- the glial cells -- which may lead to a number of brain disorders, including schizophrenia. The study is based on groundbreaking tests with mice whose brains were colonized with human glial cells.
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Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing methodCRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can be used by researchers to direct the CRISPR-cas9 complex to cut DNA with exquisite, unprecedented precision.
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Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophreniaNew research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report on July 20 in Current Biology. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones whe
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Scientists reveal how patterns of brain activity direct specific body movementsNew research by Columbia scientists offers fresh insight into how the brain tells the body to move, from simple behaviors like walking, to trained movements that may take years to master. The discovery in mice advances knowledge of how cells in the motor cortex -- the brain's movement center -- communicate with muscles, and may help researchers better understand what happens in injury or disease,
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What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere Health Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared. There are a few things you can do to treat a broken limb in the wilderness. Read on.
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Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s StrideBolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom.
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Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary TattooResearchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.
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Join io9 on Our Tour of San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Photo: Eleanor Fye This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and the convention is piled to the ceiling with people, panels, and parades of amazing cosplay. io9 takes you to the floor of the convention for all the jaw-dropping film and TV displays, artist interviews, and generally taking in everything that Comic-Con has to offer. Join us!
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Con artists took me for a ride. Here’s how to protect yourselfAs a psychologist who's peered into the minds of psychopathic cheats and fallen victim to con artists, here's what to look out for, says Marc Swogger
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What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole.
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A changing society: 100 is the new 80When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases than those who died aged 90 to 99, or 80 to 89.
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Grasslands restoration is working in the soil, tooA new study finds that tallgrass prairie restoration at a large Illinois preserve is working at a foundational level -- in the soil. Bacteria in the soil are recolonizing and recovering on their own to resemble soil found in remnant prairies. The study shows that a carefully managed restoration can produce successes even beyond easily-recognized plant and animal biodiversity.
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Saliva as good as blood for diagnosing hepatitis E, study suggestsA saliva test nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.
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Kort: Klik dig gennem ulvenes rejse til DanmarkUlve kender ingen grænser, og trods heftig debat om deres danske tilstedeværelse vil endnu flere ulve vandre hertil i fremtiden, siger forsker.
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Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
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'Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age' Review: Giving an Oddity New Room to BreatheSquare Enix's new re-release offers a rare chance to revisit a polarizing but brilliant game in fresh light.
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Ars Technica

FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments Enlarge / John Oliver takes on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in net neutrality segment. (credit: HBO Last Week Tonight ) The US Federal Communications Commission says it has no written analysis of DDoS attacks that hit the commission's net neutrality comment system in May. In its response to a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request filed by Gizmodo , the FCC said its analysis of DDoS attacks "stemmed
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The Limits of 'Made in America' Economics The White House has branded this, the 29th week of the year, “Made in America” week. As part of the week, administration officials are promoting American products and outlining a strategy to roll back the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that their policies will boost wages for the middle class and create jobs in manufacturing communities. “We’re going to end up having a level playing
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Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better The transcript of Donald Trump’s interview yesterday with the New York Times runs over 7,000 words. But you can boil down its essence to two words: I’m better. No matter what the subject, Trump finds someone to compare himself to. And in every comparison, he comes out the winner. The Times reporters start the interview by asking Trump about health care, where the Senate—by refusing to even vote o
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Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil for violating Russia-related sanctions in 2014 when Rex Tillerson, who is now the U.S. secretary of state, was the company’s CEO. The energy giant said it was legally challenging the action. At issue are the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia following its invasion in 2014 of Ukraine’s Crimea and an en
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The Inadvisable President Maybe it should come as little surprise that a man who, until summer of 2015, was most famous for firing people , is not a good boss. Yet President Trump’s comments Wednesday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions , delivered in an interview with The New York Times , still take one’s breath away. “Look, Sessions gets the job. Right after he gets the job, he recuses himself,” Trump said . “So Jeff S
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Phelps Vs. Shark: 3D Painting by Wesley Allsbrook | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts Sunday on Discovery Artist Wesley Allsbrook depicts Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time, facing off against the ocean's most powerful predator in this 3D painting. Check out the artwork in 360° on the Discovery VR channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jD_QqCv9JY See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Sub
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The Biem Butter Sprayer Solves My Most Pressing First World Problem GIF I hate getting anything greasy on my hands. That includes moisturizer, sunscreen, olive oil, margarine, and butter. Until recently I had reserved myself to living a life of dry toast and flavorless corn-on-the-cob, but then a one-trick kitchen gadget came along with exactly the one-trick I desperately wanted. You might assume there are only two types of people who would want a gadget like the
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Telling languages apart may begin in the womb A month before birth, fetuses can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and in Japanese. “Research suggests that human language development may start really early—a few days after birth,” says Utako Minai, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas. “Babies a few days old have been shown to be sensitive to the rhythmic differences between languages. Previous
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Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm And Pitch A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by the sound of their voice. (Image credit: Nicolas Mathevon/Current Biology)
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Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universeThe international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas -- the raw material which fuels star formation throughout the universe -- in three of the most distant clusters of g
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NASA imagery shows disorganized Tropical Depression 8EInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a lack of organized circulation in Tropical Depression 8E. The storm is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fernanda to the west and Tropical Storm Greg to the east.
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Elephant seals recognize rivals by the tempo of their callsThe distinct sputtering-lawnmower sound of a male elephant seal’s call has a tempo that broadcasts his identity to competitors.
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Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing methodCRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can be used by researchers to direct the CRISPR-cas9 complex to cut DNA with exquisite, unprecedented precision.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report on July 20 in Current Biology. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones whe
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A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven yearsMaintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots -- by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability.
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Hot dogs: Is climate change impacting populations of African wild dogs?Climate change may be harming the future of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) by impacting the survival rates of pups, according to one of the first studies on how shifting temperatures are impacting tropical species.
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Heat tweet: Users flock to Twitter when temperatures riseResearchers have examined the impact rising temperatures have on Twitter activity, and how government officials use the social media tool to warn the general public of heatwave conditions.
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New target for chronic pain identifiedDiscovery of a phosphorylation event outside of the cell offers a new avenue for targeting chronic and pathologic pain, a new study reports.
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Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or moreEscarpia laminata lives on the sea floor, where food is plentiful and predators are absent – a perfect environment for longevity
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Big Bang gravitational effect observed in lab crystal Phenomenon thought to occur only in exotic, high-energy physics environments seen in quantum material. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22338
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Cold Brew, Philips Hue, a Metal Lightning Cable, and the Rest of Thursday's Best Deals The last chance to preorder and save on Anker’s truly wireless earbuds , the simplest cold brew coffee maker , and the Philips Hue White starter kit lead off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Liberty+ from Zolo (Anker) Anker’s take on truly wireless earbuds is finally here, and you can save a lot by preordering through Kickst
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5,000-Year-Long Tsunami Record Found in Guano-Encrusted Sumatran CaveThe discovery of sediment layers in a seaside cave represents the longest record of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, and the clearest record of tsunamis anywhere in the world.
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Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world useFrom aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform th
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Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinkingFewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers.
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. The research was supported by the Australian Research Council and has been published in the journal Monthly Notices of t
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Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty miceAs student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches.
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Fernanda weakens to Tropical StormAs of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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Study finds aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide ratesA University of Guelph-Humber funded study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an aboriginal community in northern Ontario, and its significantly lower rates of mental health services utilization and suicide, suggests that a strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land are significant factors to positive mental health outcomes in this region.The study findings are
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Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rateScientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers.
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Is a One-of-a-Kind Space Odyssey Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a film that refuses to let a single action sequence play out simply. Its director, Luc Besson, has long excelled at set pieces with a twist—think of the backwards car chase in his last feature, Lucy. But for his newest project, he’s painting on a far grander canvas: A tense showdown at an alien bazaar unfolds in two different dimensions that exist in
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The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago , there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex , and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before
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The Dilemma of the Burqini I didn’t associate Massachusetts beaches with burqinis—or with Muslims, for that matter. But my family and I were on vacation, and there was a woman in the water wearing the full-body swimsuit. Next to me on the beach, two friends were talking somewhat loudly. The woman said, “That’s what they were trying to do in France”—ban burqinis. Her friend responded nonchalantly, as if he couldn’t imagine
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US, European police say 'dark web' markets shut downUS and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge "dark web" marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and guns.
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine birdWildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday.
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1 amino acid may give some whales teeth Reserchers have found that a variation in a single amino acid in a key receptor in whales may explain why some species are sleek hunters (like orcas) while others are gargantuan filter feeders (like humpbacks). Roger Cone of the University of Michigan is an obesity researcher who studies the melanocortin system. Just like the thermostat on a wall determines how much heat energy is in a room, the
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Odd grains like einkorn are making a comeback Just a few kinds of white and wheat flour dominated the markets for a century, but ancient and heritage varieties of wheat are making a comeback. A new project shows which modern, ancient, and heritage wheat varieties are most adapted for Northeastern and north-central climates under organic conditions and best processing practices. As reported in the Journal of Cereal Science , the project also
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Cersei's Summons in the Latest Game of Thrones Is Westeros' Nastiest 'Dear Jon' Letter Still: HBO In the season seven premiere of Game of Thrones , Queen Cersei sent a message to Winterfell, demanding Jon Snow come to King’s Landing and swear fealty to her. Now we have her summons, and it’s just as kind and courteous as you’d expect it would be, which is to say not in the slightest. HBO has released an image of the full letter that Queen Cersei sent Jon Snow. During the episode, Jo
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Deep Learning Creates Earth-like Terrain by Studying NASA Satellite ImagesVideo games could soon be set in realistic worlds generated on demand.
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Enhancing the resilience of the nation's electricity system: reportWith growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should work closely with utility operators and other stakeholders to improve cyber and physical security and resilience, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals. Two varieties of songbird—zebra finch and European starling—were found to shed mercury accumulation with their feathers in a recent study.
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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stressWhen disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
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UK-built pollution monitoring satellite ready for launch The Sentinel-5P spacecraft is designed to monitor the pollution that causes a reported tens of thousands of deaths every year in the UK Last year, the European Space Agency launched the Trace Gas Orbiter to Mars. It is designed to look for methane – a key tracer of life – to determine if Martian microbes are present on the red planet . Now, ESA is preparing to launch another spacecraft to look at
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Advanced Vision Algorithm Helps Robots Learn to See in 3DResearchers are improving the ability of robots to identify three-dimensional objects even if their shape is partially obscured.
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Unusual Phobia: Researchers Suggest New Reason for Fear of BubblesTrypophobia is an unusual phobia -- people feel strongly disgusted when they see clusters of circle-shaped objects, such as bubbles or holes.
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Why Dog Breeds Look So Very Different, But Cats Don'tWhy don't pedigreed cats show the extremes in body size and shape that dog breeds do?
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Boeing Starliner Astronauts Are Going to Have the Most Space Punk Boots Image Courtesy of Reebok Astronauts are golden retrievers of human beings. The rest of us have to live vicariously through their resplendent existences while we sit back and watch hours of cats reacting to fidget spinners . Now, Reebok has decided to make our astronaut envy even worse—it’s finally revealed the space boots for Boeing Starliner astronauts and goddamn are they fly. The kicks are apt
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Engaging Islamic religious leaders to improve African-American Muslim women's attitudes towards breastfeedingWhile research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman's social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African-American Muslims.
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Study predicts heart cell's response to dwindling oxygenMIT researchers have developed a model that predicts a single heart cell's response to dwindling supplies of oxygen. Specifically, it evaluates a cell's ability to keep producing ATP -- a cell's primary fuel source -- and stay alive, even as it is increasingly deprived of oxygen.
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Study offers potential diagnostic and prognostic tools for HIV-associated neurocognitive disordersUAlberta researchers believe they have a clearer picture of why people living with HIV so commonly suffer from dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. They found a number of critical peroxisomal proteins were virtually absent in the brains of HIV patients. The team believes the finding offers a strong clue as to the underlying cause of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and that i
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stressWhen disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.
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Enhancing the resilience of the nation's electricity systemWith growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should work closely with utility operators and other stakeholders to improve cyber and physical security and resilience, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of S
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Concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy improves survival in patients with advanced lung cancerFor patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function, according to a new study published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Laser treatment reduces eye floatersPatients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-brca mutations in ashkenazi Jewish womenGenetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article published by JAMA Oncology examines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations.
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NIH-supported scientists elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV in calvesScientists supported by the National Institutes of Health have achieved a significant step forward, eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to HIV by immunizing calves. The findings offer insights for HIV vaccine design, and support further study of modified bovine antibodies as HIV therapeutics or prevention tools in humans, scientists reported in a paper published online today in Natur
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Taste and health affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beveragesTo learn more about what affects consumer decisions regarding fluid milk purchases, researchers used surveys, conjoint analysis, and means-end-chain analysis to uncover the underlying values among dairy milk and nondairy beverage consumers. The results of the study highlighted the most important factors for both milk and nondairy beverages, which were the same: they must be healthy and taste good.
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Day-to-day experiences affect awareness of aging, moodA study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change -- and how that awareness affects one's mood.
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Heart health: A sodium surpriseIrregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition.
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Immune-cell numbers predict response to combination immunotherapy in melanomaWhether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study.
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Surprising Scientists, 2017 Could Be among Hottest on RecordGlobal temperatures this year have been 1.64 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump’s plan to cut global health research may cost US billionsPresident Trump wants to fund less research into diseases that affect poor countries, but an analysis suggests such research hugely benefits the US itself
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Mud eel’s wonky body may help it ambush preyA pair of sea-floor-dwelling eels found off the coast of West Africa have lopsided features that may help them operate as ‘sit-and-wait’ ambush predators
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with AmazonSears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa.
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Google Street View finally captures missing AustriaGoogle's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world.
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A Keen-Eyed Robot Goes to Work for a Paralyzed VeteranThe Human Support Robot makes its way into the real world, giving a paralyzed veteran extra independence.
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The 5 Best Apps for Sketching on an iPad Pro: Photoshop Sketch, Procreate, Pixelmator, Concepts, Inspire ProWe review drawing apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil. Two are free, the rest are between $5 and $8
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1 in 3 Cases of Dementia Could Be Prevented by Healthier LifestylesStrategies aimed at helping people to be healthy could help to decrease the global numbers of dementia cases.
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How Jon Batiste Made 'Battle Hymn' Bittersweet In November 1861, the poet Julia Ward Howe took the melody of the abolitionist singalong “John Brown’s Body” and added a new set of lyrics meant to inspire the Union to righteous victory. The editors of The Atlantic published those lyrics in February 1862 with the title “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” christening a patriotic standard that would accompany not only the Civil War but also the Civ
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Can Lasers Blast Away Those Weird Squiggles at the Corners of Your Vision? GIF Image: Alvesgaspar/Wikimedia Commons/Ryan F. Mandelbaum You’re staring at the sky on a sunny day when you notice, in the corner of your eye, a transparent squiggle floating slowly across the blue. You try and focus on it, but it eludes your glance, refusing to be resolved. No matter where you look, the squiggle knows. What you’ve got is a floater, a tiny piece of protein floating around the v
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The Strange Topology That Is Reshaping PhysicsTopological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Windows XP, Vista buried by Blizzard Enlarge / Appropriately enough, I don't see the Blizzard Launcher on this familiar Windows XP desktop image... If you're using an operating system that's over a decade old to play Blizzard games, we have some bad news for you. Starting in October, Blizzard says it will "begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft , StarCraft II , Diablo III , Hearthst
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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue are linked to cancer-related changesNew research provides insight into how changes that occur with age may predispose breast tissue cells to becoming cancerous. Specifically, the study demonstrates that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. This new data provides insight into how certain molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue itself may cont
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A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to 7 yearsMaintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life.
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback.
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Most primary care physicians can't identify all risk factors for prediabetesResearchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs' knowledge of current professional guidelines for such
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In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better healthBiologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult. The scientists showed that an early-life disruption of the gut and skin bacterial communities of tadpoles later affects the adult frogs' ability to fight off parasitic gut worms.
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants - sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Our brains synchronize during a conversationThe rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other, concludes a new study. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication.
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Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah FeldmanThe divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism -- and a hopef
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Study finds Nachusa Grasslands restoration is working in the soil, tooSummer is abloom at Nachusa Grasslands, where the warmth of July is igniting an explosion of color. Purple coneflowers point to the sky. Big bluestem grass sways in the breeze. Monarch butterflies flutter among delicate pink milkweed flowers.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots—by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normalCancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.
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University of Sussex to carry out vital skin cancer research thanks to new grantThe Spencer Lab has been awarded a £428K grant to research a protein present in high amounts in melanoma.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability.
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Study finds restoration at Illinois prairie is working in the soil, tooA Northern Illinois University study finds that tallgrass prairie restoration at a large Illinois preserve is working at a foundational level -- in the soil. Bacteria in the soil are recolonizing and recovering on their own to resemble soil found in remnant prairies. The study shows that a carefully managed restoration can produce successes even beyond plant and animal biodiversity.
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A sodium surpriseIrregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition.
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The Latest Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer Is an Incredible Spyfi Spectacle GIF The next Kingsman movie is going to examine the very special relationship shared by the U.S. and the United Kingdom... mainly by having both country’s spy agencies, the Kingsman and the Statesmen, take the piss out of each other. But on top of that, it’s going to give us some truly spectacular action, too. This latest red band trailer—so yes, it’s a little NSFW for those who can’t watch, say,
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesCheap, plastic toys—no manufacturer necessary. The 2020 toy and game market is projected to be $135 billion, and 3-D printing brings those profits home.
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Atari's 'Speakerhat' Is the Asshat Asshats Have Been Waiting For Credit: Atari You’ve probably called someone an asshat before. But do you know what an asshat literally is? It’s this. This Speakerhat is an asshat. It is a hat with two embedded speakers and a microphone that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s for the casual hat-wearer who wants to bathe their face in music, but also doesn’t care if they’re annoying the shit out of everyone in their gene
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Videoer: Begrav dig i hundredvis af sjældne testflyvningerNasa er i færd med at uploade optagelser fra de sidste 60 år, spækket med landinger, take-off’s og spektakulære testflyvninger, der sommetider ikke gik helt som planlagt.
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewaterMunicipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found.
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Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer or Not? Senator John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis is likely to revive a persistent and complex question about the safety of wireless technologies, like cellphones, that emit electromagnetic radiation. For years, researchers have explored whether cellphone use can increase a person’s likelihood of getting cancer. And for years their findings have been mixed—and in many cases controversial. The consensu
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Sen. John McCain's Brain Cancer: What Are Glioblastomas?Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma, his office said yesterday (July 19).
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Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climateMore than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.
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A super-algae to save our seasCoral reefs are our most diverse marine habitat. They provide over US$30 billion to the world economy every year and directly support over 500 million people. However, they are vulnerable with climate change impact models predicting that most of our coral reefs will be eradicated within this century if we do not act immediately to protect them.
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Study finds day-to-day experiences affect awareness of aging, moodA study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change -- and how that awareness affects one's mood.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots -- by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesPeople have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself manufacturing -- making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository -- has a multi-million-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.
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Report links USGov global health funding to thousands of US jobs, millions lives savedPresident Trump's proposal to slash public investments in the fight against global threats such as malaria, Ebola and AIDS would imperil programs that generate thousands of jobs in the United States, as they deliver breakthrough innovations that are saving millions of lives around the world, according to a new report issued today from the Global Health Technologies Coalition.
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Even Intel Thinks Wearables Don't Stand a Chance Intel, Tag Heuer, and Google launched a $1550 smartwatch just back in March. (Image: Tag Heuer) Wearables are out and augmented reality is in over at Intel. CNBC is reporting that Intel completely shuttered its wearables division just two weeks ago, and the New Technologies group that housed the division is now focused on augmented reality. From one fad to another, Intel is trying to chase the ne
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Beat the Summer Heat With This $19 Cold Brew Coffee Maker Takeya Cold Brew Maker , $19 Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can do it yourself at home with this top-selling Takeya, now down to $19 on Amazon . This non-coffee drinker bought one of these last year, and I’
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'Social media triangulation' provides new approach for emergency respondersDuring emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and his colleagues at the Center for Crisis, Community, and Civic (3C) Informatics are working to address this need by introduci
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Why was MacronLeaks' influence limited in the French election?A few days before the presidential election in France this year, documents purported to contain unverified information that was damaging to Emmanuel Macron's campaign were leaked online, just before a nationwide moratorium on media election coverage began.
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Ars Technica

DOJ announces official takedown of AlphaBay, world’s largest Dark Web market Enlarge (credit: portal gda ) Department of Justice officials announced Thursday in Washington, DC that they had shut down notorious online Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay in conjunction with law enforcement across several countries. Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein said that Dutch authorities also shut down Hansa Market, another Tor-hidden underground drug market. Acting Director of the FBI
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AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of itAn algorithm trained on over one million online recipes can tell you what's in a dish and how to make it
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Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different dietThe Przewalski's horse, also called Takhi or Mongolian wild horse, is the only remaining wild horse species. In 1969, wild horses were officially declared extinct. However, a few animals survived in captivity. In 1992, first captive bred wild horses were returned to the wild.
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Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNADetermining which fish are living in various bodies of water can be a daunting task for scientists studying those populations. Identifying invasive or endangered species, for example, has often relied on the ability to catch them.
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Viden

Størstedelen af verdens plastik er endt som affaldSiden 1950erne har verden produceret 8,3 milliarder tons plastik. Størstedelen er allerede endt på lossepladser eller i naturen, viser ny analyse. I Danmark er vi dog bedre til genbrug.
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Genius Converts an '80s Intercom Into a Google Home With Raspberry Pi All photos: Instructables / MisterM When it comes to homebrew projects, Google is actually a pretty cool company. Unlike some of its rivals in Silicon Valley—particularly in Cupertino—the search giant sometimes likes to help people hack into its hardware and make it their own. The latest example of this fine tradition helped one crafty British man turn a vintage intercom into a working version of
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When the Selfie Turns SacreligiousEven the world's most stunning holy places are overrun with selfie-takers. Has Instagram officially made us all solipsists?
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A changing society -- 100 is the new 80When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases than those who died aged 90 to 99, or 80 to 89. The find
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New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumorsThe presence of a germline mutation in the GOT2 gene found in a patient with metastasis gives rise to increased activity of the encoder enzyme. Furthermore, the authors describe extraordinarily rare mutations in two patients: one in the SDHC gene and another in the IDH1. Finally, by way of an extension study focused on more than 60 patients with these neuroendocrine tumors, a new susceptibility ge
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Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticlesAn electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the involvement of Polish scientists and described in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, holds
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Taste and health affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beveragesTo learn more about what affects consumer decisions regarding fluid milk purchases, researchers from North Carolina State University used surveys, conjoint analysis, and means-end-chain analysis to uncover the underlying values among dairy milk and nondairy beverage consumers. The results of the study highlighted the most important factors for both milk and nondairy beverages, which were the same:
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Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows researchPeople who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath.
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Family factors may influence a child's temperamentA new article addresses ongoing conversations about bridging the gap between practice and research within the field of family therapy.
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Ars Technica

Intel shuts down group working on wearables and fitness trackers Enlarge / Intel-powered Tag Heuer smartwatch. Intel was once moving full-steam ahead into wearables, but that effort has apparently come to an end. Reports at the end of last year claimed the company was looking to step back from wearables, but Intel denied those rumors. Now a report from CNBC cites a source that claims Intel completely shut down its wearables division about two weeks ago. The re
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Quanta Magazine

Kaisa Matomäki Dreams of Primes Prime numbers are the central characters in mathematics, the indivisible elements from which all other numbers are constructed. Around 300 B.C., Euclid proved that there’s an infinite number of them. Millennia later, in the late 19th century, mathematicians refined Euclid’s result and proved that the number of prime numbers over any very large interval between 1 and some number, x , is roughly x
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When Older Drugs are Better DrugsPharmaceutical firms want doctors to use the newest medications on the market—but that’s not always the right choice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Science of Passionate SexHow to have hot sex, according to science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist - News

Adderall might improve your test scores – but so could a placeboSome students take ADHD drugs to improve their academic performance. A trial suggests Adderall can work in this way, but it’s largely due to the placebo effect
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Refusing boys HPV vaccine saves the NHS cash but is bad scienceA UK advisory committee has decided that it isn’t cost effective to give boys a vaccine that wards off cancer, but that ignores the reality of teenagers’ sex lives
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Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows researchPeople who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.
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Britain's Johnson meets high-tech robots in JapanBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan's high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desertA boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.
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China orders tech firms to ramp up censorshipChina has ordered the country's biggest technology firms to immediately "rectify" violations and shut accounts that publish "bad information", in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web.
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Lions and lambs—can you solve this classic game theory puzzle?How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Not, at least, according to game theory.
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Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climateMore than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.
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The way rivers function reflects their ecological status and is rarely exploredA study conducted by a UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country research group within the framework of the European Globaqua project proposes going beyond the study of river ecosystems and incorporating into the studies routinely carried out a set of processes that regulate not only the fluxes of matter but also the fluxes of energy within an ecosystem. In a recently published paper, the group is
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewaterMunicipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa found.
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Sexual health clinics should ask about abuseTraining clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.
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'Social media triangulation' provides new approach for emergency respondersDuring emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and his colleagues at the Center for Crisis, Community, and Civic (3C) Informatics are working to address this need by introduci
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A super-algae to save our seasSolutions to climate change, and particularly its effects on the ocean, are needed now more than ever. Coral bleaching caused by climate change is a huge threat to coral reefs. Recent extreme bleaching events have already killed corals worldwide and permanent destruction of reefs is projected within the century if immediate action is not taken. However, genetically engineering a group of microalga
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Microscopic silk cocoons may facilitate drug designMicrofluidics technology enables silk protein capsules to self-assemble
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Our brains synchronise during a conversationThe rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other. This is the conclusion of a study published in the magazine Scientific Reports, led by the Basque research centre BCBL. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication.
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Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticlesProbiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.
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Social scientists reveal structure of AIDS denialist online communitiesHSE researchers examined the structure of online communities of Russian AIDS denialists -- people who deny the reality of HIV and AIDS -- and the manner in which they spread their ideas. The findings are published in American Behavioral Scientist
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Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' dietsNutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' diets, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture riskFactors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years.
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Why was MacronLeaks' influence limited in the French election?A research leader at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute has found that #Macronleaks was mostly shared by foreigners outside of France.
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I Sure Hope This Adorable Kid-Sized Landspeeder Can Hold a 180-Pound Adult [Updated] GIF It’s time to dig out and update the ol’ “why wasn’t this available when I was a kid?!’ list because buried in the day one Comic-Con news dump was this fantastic drivable X-34 Landspeeder from Radio Flyer that lets a pair of kids zoom across the sands at a blistering five miles per hour. The Landspeeder features an interactive dashboard with light-up buttons and sounds taken from the original
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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This Biomarker Could Predict Whether You Should Cut Carbs or Fat to Lose Weight Nutritional science has increasingly begun to discover that the optimal diet should be an individualized solution, determined by many factors. Read More
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A Third of Dementia Cases Could Be Preventable, Says New Report Image: AP Photo/David Duprey Dementia could seem inevitable as relatives age and begin to suffer from heartbreaking memory loss. Almost 50 million people lived with it in 2015, and the disease could cost the world a trillion dollars by 2018. But there’s hope. A new report from a commissioned team of doctors found that lifestyle changes could prevent or postpone a third of dementia cases. Analyzin
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Dogs Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNAResearchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
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Image of the Day: Whale VisionVideo footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants' lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.
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Ground-based images of planets obtained by Pic-Net Pro-Am teamThe first observing run of a collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers to monitor our planetary neighbours has resulted in some of the best planetary images ever taken from the ground.
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Scientists design promising new cathode for sodium-based batteriesScientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and low-cost sodium are of great interest to both scientists and industry as they could facilitate a more cost-efficient production process for grid-scale energy storage systems, consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The discovery was a collaborat
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Probability that the quantum world obeys local realism is less than one in a billion, experiment shows(Phys.org)—Physicists have reported some of the strongest evidence yet that that the quantum world does not obey local realism by demonstrating new evidence for the existence of quantum entanglement. By performing an essentially loophole-free Bell test, they have shown that two atoms separated by a distance of a quarter of a mile share correlations that should be impossible under the hypothesis of
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First-time 3-D imaging of internal magnetic patternsMagnets are found in motors, in energy production and in data storage. A deeper understanding of the basic properties of magnetic materials could therefore impact our everyday technology. A study by Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland, the ETH Zurich and the University of Glasgow has the potential to further this understanding.
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'Invasive' species have been around much longer than believedThe DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience funded researchers based in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and in the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand have used fossil pollen records to solve an ongoing debate regarding invasive plant species in eastern Lesotho.
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Ingenious AI Converts Images of Food Into a List of Ingredients Image: Social Media Dinner/ Flickr Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos of food. The artificially intelligent system still needs some fine tuning, but this tool could eventually help us learn to cook, count calories, and track our eating habits. Imagine being able to snap a picture of a
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Why Germany Is Warning Its Citizens About Travel to Turkey Germany says it is rethinking its policies toward Turkey following the arrest of a German human-rights activist for his alleged terrorist activity, marking a new low in relations between the two countries. “We want Turkey to be a part of the West, or at least remain in its current position, but it takes two to tango,” Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Thursday in Berlin. “I cannot make out any
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Reducing inflammation protects stem cells during wound repairScientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. In a study recently published in the journal Cytotherapy, researchers in India discovered that treating mice with a common anti-inflammatory drug called celecoxib promoted stem cell survival and healing when they injected the cells into wounds.
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The first light atomic nucleus with a second faceTo some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an extremely brief moment, after which it returns to its original state. A relatively permanent 'second face' of atomic nuclei has so far only been observed in the most massive elements. In a spectacular ex
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Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different dietThe preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna found out through tail hair analysis that before their extinction in the wild Przewalski's horses had been on a different diet than today. Thanks to improved societal attitude, the horses have now access to richer pastures. In former times, the wild horses
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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Immune-cell numbers predict response to combination immunotherapy in melanomaWhether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study conducted by UC San Francisco researchers joined by physicians from UCSF Health.
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Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespanStanford researchers found that US adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active -- even if their actual activity levels were similar.
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Self-proclaimed slackers may be sabotaging own healthPeople who think they're less active than others their age have a greater chance of dying younger than people who perceive themselves as more active, even if their actual activity levels are the same, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percentFeinstein Institute researchers repurpose existing medicationwith healing properties traced to ancient Greeks.
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Opening the lid on criminal sentencing softwareIn 2013, a Wisconsin man named Eric Loomis was convicted of fleeing an officer and driving a car without the owner's consent.
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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuriesAn elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student.
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants – sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Simplifying complexityThe flight dynamics experts working on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission meet regularly to assess progress of the spacecraft's almost-year-long aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars.
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Blue Ella review: Planar magnetic tech sounds great, but costs too much Enlarge Specs at a glance: Blue Ella Driver Type Planar magnetic Impedance 50 ohms Passive, 10 ohms Active Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz Amplifier Output power: 250mW THD+N: Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz SNR: >101 dB Noise: Battery 1000mAh Weight 481g (16.97 oz) Size Outer dimensions (closed): 21cm x 14cm x 12cm Outer dimensions (open): 18cm x 29cm x 12cm Other perks Soft carry case 1.2-meter au
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Monsoon storms fewer but more extremeMonsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona.
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Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?In Italy, firefighters across the country are battling hundreds of wildfires, the flames fanned by a combination of heat and drought.
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major storm front striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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New Avengers: Infinity War Picture Teases a Magical Team Up The latest attempt to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers has found its writer. Fox wants to bring the world of Mega Man to the big screen. T.J. Miller hypes up the humor of Deadpool 2 . Plus, new Dark Tower footage, a familiar face returns to The X-Files , and when to expect The Walking Dead ’s return. To me, my Spoilers! Avengers: Infinity War A new supposed behind-the-scenes image from filmi
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants -- sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNAResearchers from the University of Notre Dame have improved their method of tracking species by using the biological material those organisms leave behind known as environmental DNA (eDNA).
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Team traces masculinization in mice to estrogen receptor in inhibitory neuronsUntil now, the identity of the cells that regulate 'masculinization' in the mouse has been unclear. A CSHL team demonstrates for the first time the specific hormone receptors, brain cells and brain regions responsible for masculinization in the mouse. It's part of a larger project to understand how hormones define distinct neurodevelopmental trajectories in male and female brains.
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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threatAlthough it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic threat that warrants close attention from policymakers in Washington and throughout Europe, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute f
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Google right to be forgotten spat returns to Europe’s top court Enlarge (credit: Chesnot/Getty Images) Google's dispute with France's privacy watchdog over a call to apply "right to be forgotten" rules globally to some Web links will be weighed by Europe's top court—three years after it told the ad giant to comply with an order to remove old, out of date, or irrelevant listings from its powerful search index, so long as they weren't found to be in the public
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Optical high-bitrate nanoantenna developed for use with optical waveguide(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Australia has developed an optical high-bitrate nanoantenna that they used with an optical waveguide. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team explains how their device works and their plans for improving it to make it more commercial.
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Bug Lovers, Earth's Many Apocalypses, the Surprising Minds of Vegetative Patients and Other New Science BooksJuly book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Quantum teleportation is even weirder than you think Don't let the catchy name distract you, says Philip Ball: the questions inspired by this arguably misnamed phenomenon go to the heart of quantum theory. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22321
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Chasing invisible particles at the ATLAS ExperimentCosmological and astrophysical observations based on gravitational interactions indicate that the matter described by the Standard Model of particle physics constitutes only a small fraction of the entire known universe. These observations infer the existence of dark matter, which, if composed of particles, would have to be beyond the Standard Model.
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Comic-Con 2017: Black Panther, Joss Whedon and Everything Else We Want to SeeAnother year, another crop of buzzy projects taking the wraps off for superfans. Here's what we're geeked on.
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Converting carbon dioxide to methane using iron and sunlight(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Université Paris Diderot in France and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina has discovered a reaction process that can be used to convert carbon dioxide to methane. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their technique, how well it worked, and their ideas for improving it.
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Humans Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years AgoA new study pushes back the first known evidence of human activity in Australia - to 65,000 years ago.
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Betjente skal stoppe farlig udstødnings-fuskNår vognmænd snyder med lastbilernes NOx-rensesystem og udleder langt flere farlige stoffer for at spare penge, bør politiet bøde kunne tilbageholde køretøjerne og udskrive væsentligt højere bøder, foreslår transportminister Ole Birk Olesen.
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Study: Bumblebee Species Declining WorldwideThe first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
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Dolphins inspire potential treatment for trauma A potentially life-saving method to help raise blood pressure in trauma victims experiencing blood loss gets its inspiration from dolphins and seals. The pre-hospital intervention is simple—place a bag of ice on the victim’s forehead, eyes, and cheeks. In a small study, the method increased and maintained blood pressure in a simulation of trauma victims experiencing blood loss. “There is a slight
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Small survey: Most primary care physicians can't identify all risk factors for prediabetesJohns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs' knowledge of current professional guide
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Setting the record straight: PPIs do not cause DementiaSeveral studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published this week in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), puts these claims to rest. The study authors report that there is no convincing evidence to support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk.
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How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnoutThe modern era is marked by growing faith in the power of data. "Big data", "open data", and "evidence-based decision-making" have become buzzwords, touted as solutions to the world's most complex and persistent problems, from corruption and famine to the refugee crisis.
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Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinctionPangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
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The Wearables Giving Computer Vision to the Blind: Aira, eSight, MyEyeFrom a hacked Google Glass to a VR-like headset, these are the devices empowering the blind.
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What's Next for the ISS? Hell if NASA KnowsThe giant floating laboratory is in the middle of a bit of a mid-life crisis.
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Jane Austen Is Everything On the bicentenary of her death, Jane Austen is still everywhere, often where one least expects to find her. Most of her devotees will have their own story; mine occurred in a Manhattan courthouse, with its stale-coffee smell and atmosphere of anxious boredom, in the midst of jury selection for a criminal trial involving a double homicide. Upon learning that I taught British literature, the defen
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Making Peace With Jane Austen’s Marriage Plots All six of Jane Austen’s novels end with weddings. On the final page of Northanger Abbey, readers are informed that “Henry and Catherine were married, the bells rang, and everybody smiled.” Sense and Sensibility concludes with a twofer: Elinor and Edward are married “in Barton church early in the autumn,” and Marianne is “placed in a new home” with Colonel Brandon. Pride and Prejudice ’s Mrs. Ben
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Formula E wows the crowds with street racing in NYC Elle Cayabyab Gitlin NEW YORK—On July 15 and 16, the fledgling sport of Formula E racing managed something its older, bigger, much richer sibling never managed: racing with the Statue of Liberty and the downtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. After races in Miami (2015) and Long Beach, California (2015, 2016), the Big Apple became the third US venue to host an ePrix, and it should provide the e
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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment. (Image credit: Leonard Lessin/Getty Images/Science Source)
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Watch new rescue robot grow and twist like a vine Inspired by natural organisms—such as vines, fungi, and nerve cells—that cover distance by growing, mechanical engineers have created a new type of soft robot that can extend itself like a fast-moving vine. Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-t
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Get Ready For School (Or Work) With Today's Thermos Gold Box Thermos Gold Box This Amazon Gold Box is ostensibly meant as a back-to-school Thermos sale, but several items in there could appeal to adults who want to pack lunch for work. Yes, I’m referring to the R2D2 lunch kit . Inside, you’ll also find water bottles, food jars, and even a massive 40 oz. double walled container with a lid that doubles as a serving cup. Just note that like all Gold Box deals
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California climate case turns up the heat on fossil fuel giantsCoastal communities in the US state are suing oil, gas and coal giants for the cost of dealing with sea level rise. Expect more of this, says Sophie Marjanac
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Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand apesAn online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.
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When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad newsWhile we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives.
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Elon Musk Calls for Moon BaseElon Musk may be focused primarily on Mars, but he'd also like to see a human outpost on a world much closer to home.
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Will Melting Permafrost Release Global 'Methane Bomb'?Rising global temperatures are melting areas of permafrost that hold enormous stores of planet warming gases — but the risk of a doomsday methane bomb remains low.
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fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in patients with acute, severe traumatic brain injuryA Massachusetts General Hospital study finds that the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography may be able to identify ICU patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who have a level of consciousness not revealed by the standard bedside neurological examination.
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Study finds that when foot traffic is down, crime goes upEven a temporary business closure is bad news for a neighborhood, linked to a rise in some crimes outside its shuttered doors, according to a recent USC-led study.
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You probably can’t tell how much fat is in ice cream A team of food scientists has found that most people can’t tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams. In a series of taste tests, participants were unable to distinguish a 2 percent difference in fat levels in two vanilla ice cream samples as long as the samples were in the 6 to 12 percent fat-level range. While the subjects were able to detect a 4 percent difference between ice cream
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DONG Energys topchef: Her er mine 10 bedste karriereråd Med gennemførelsen af Danmarkshistoriens største børsnotering sidste år kunne Dong Energys topchef, Henrik Poulsen, sætte endnu en stjerne på et guldrandet CV. Manden med kometkarrieren deler ud af sine bedste karriereråd. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/dong-energys-topchef-her-mine-10-bedste-karriereraad-4732 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Can the UK's gas grid go green? New white paper explores optionsOptions for a greener gas grid are explored by researchers from Imperial College London in a white paper out today.
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France’s response to Trump may make it a climate science hub Enlarge (credit: US State Department ) Most world leaders reacted with horror to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords. French President Emmanuel Macron responded with what was largely considered a troll : a short address in which he invites scientists and entrepreneurs to move to France and "make our planet great again." But it turned out to be more than just a trol
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Growing organic rice for market niche not simpleA market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it's more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time.
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The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking UpThe berg has now traveled about 1.5 miles from where it broke off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New research opens the way to understand life on Mars through meteoritesResearch led by Monash University Earth scientists has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to 'trap' evidence of Martian life.
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New wiki site to unmask dealings of tobacco industry in Sri LankaA major new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lanka on the back of the success of TobaccoTactics – an initiative first established by the University's Tobacco Control Research Group.
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Researchers discover how wildfires create their own weatherScientists working close to the line of wildfires are obtaining a new understanding of the fires' smoke plumes. The results are providing real-time information, such as vertical wind profiles, to firefighters battling blazes.
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Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summerAs people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists.
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13 Bizarre Things That Washed Up on BeachesWhat's that on the beach? Unusual objects can stump even ocean experts.
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Could the secret of a long life be found in cheese?Suspected life-extending properties of homemade cheese and yoghurt from the Carpathian Mountains will be analysed at Abertay University in a bid to discover their biological secrets.
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From battery waste to electrochemical sensorMultiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time but also is a greener chemistry innovation.
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Where Is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? PodcastsWith recognizable stars and a creative story, thriller podcast 'Homecoming' proves the medium has crossover potential.
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A $70 ‘Worry Stone’ and Other Bizarre Spiritual Products You Can Buy OnlinePhotographer Klaus Pichler documents the strange world of online esotericism.
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Waiting for the Bus Is About to Get Less BadA collaboration between Google and transit tech company TransLoc could bring real-time transportation data to even more agencies.
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It’s Time for Amazon to Make a Phone AgainWho cares about the Fire Phone flop? If Amazon doesn't make another phone, it'll squander its hard-won Alexa lead.
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Alleged copycat video game studio threatens lawsuits over “unreal information” Enlarge (credit: Sergey Galyonkin ) A Chinese video game studio accused of making a very similar version of League of Legends has recently fired back in a statement , saying that "some media and competitors who have spread the unreal information and rumors against us, [and] we reserve the right to protect ourselves and pursue legal actions." The company, Moonton, which makes the Magic Rush and Mo
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Why Whites and Asians Have Different Views on Personal Success There’s a saying in China that it’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a phoenix. The premise of the aphorism—it’s better to be over-qualified than under-qualified relative to one’s surroundings—is so widely accepted that similar versions of it exist across cultures. In Japan, they tend to say that it’s better to be the head of a sardine than the tail of a whale. Americans and Br
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New Horizons’ next target caught making a star blinkThe team behind the spacecraft that visited Pluto has seen its next quarry blocking the light from a distant star.
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Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges Philosophy of science has built an industry around confirmation theory. But unprecedented methodological challenges are forcing philosophers to go back to the drawing-board The Dark Energy Survey (DES) concluded its biannual Collaboration meeting at University of Chicago in mid-June. DES is one of the largest surveys in cosmology searching for evidence of dark energy, the elusive entity that acco
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Feedback-seeking CEOs boost firm performanceFor chief executive officers who want to boost their company's bottom line, it pays to be humble. In fact, something as simple as seeking feedback from those who work closely with the CEO has important payoffs.
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Video: Developing carbon management solutionsGlobal consumption of fossil fuels is causing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to rise to levels that threaten human and environmental sustainability. These gases warm the planet and negatively impact food production, water availability, ocean health, and coastal populations and infrastructure.
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Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world useFrom aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and only used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform the landsca
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Buried tools and pigments tell a new history of humans in Australia for 65,000 yearsThe question of when people first arrived in Australia has been the subject of lively debate among archaeologists, and one with important consequences for the global story of human evolution. Australia is the end point of early modern human migration out of Africa, and sets the minimum age for the global dispersal of humans.
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Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczemaTiny capsules embedded in the clothes we wear could soon be used to counteract the rise of sensitive skin conditions.
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California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to TrumpCalifornia's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules.
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Biologists find frog's future health influenced by gut microbes as tadpolesUniversity of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.
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First direct observation and measurement of ultra-fast moving vortices in superconductorsResearchers have made the first direct visual observation and measurement of ultra-fast vortex dynamics in superconductors. Their technique, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, could contribute to the development of novel practical applications by optimizing superconductor properties for use in electronics.
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Earth's Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life -- and Rare in Our GalaxyA new study finds plate tectonics may be hard to sustain on exoplanets -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases despite the Supreme Court? Enlarge / The federal courthouse in Marshall, Texas. (credit: Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal from a manufacturer of supercomputers that's desperate to escape an upcoming trial in the patent hotspot of East Texas. The Eastern District of Texas has become known as a haven for the type of litigation shops som
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Researchers combining data and technology to make agriculture more sustainableDue to the large usage of water in agriculture, many California communities no longer have running water, and collapsing aquifers have caused roads and buildings to sink several feet. Purdue University electrical and computer engineering professor David Ebert is using data collected from agricultural sites to respond to these problems.
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High diversity on coral reefs—a very big game of rock-paper-scissorsFor a long time, scientists have wondered how a large number of species can live together while competing for a single, limiting resource. Why doesn't a single species that is better at competing for the resource crowd out all the others? According to new findings by Macquarie University, the answer to this question on coral reefs is like a very big game of rock-paper-scissors.
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Most precise measurement of proton massWhat is the mass of a proton? Scientists from Germany and Japan have made an important step toward better understanding this fundamental constant. By means of precision measurements on a single proton, they were able to improve the precision by a factor of three and also correct the existing value.
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Study predicts heart cells' response to dwindling oxygenTime is of the essence when treating a patient undergoing a heart attack. Cardiac surgeons attempt to quickly stabilize the heart by applying reperfusion, a technique that restores oxygen to the heart by opening up blocked vessels with balloons and stents. While reperfusion can restore cardiac function, such sudden infusions of oxygen can also further injure severely depleted regions of the heart.
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Rovers drive through Tenerife darknessA pair of ESA rovers trundled around a moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis.
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Good night, LISA PathfinderAfter 16 months of science measurements an international team deactivated the LISA Pathfinder satellite on the evening of the 18th of July 2017. The gravitational-wave laboratory in space powered down after receiving the last commands in the evening and circles the Sun on a safe parking orbit. LISA Pathfinder has tested key technologies for LISA, the future gravitational-wave observatory in space,
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Abe Lincoln mystery 'almost certainly' solved using technique that unmasked JK RowlingA team of forensic linguistics experts believe they have solved a longstanding mystery, using a method similar to the one which discovered that Robert Galbraith – the author of detective story The Cuckoo's Calling—was in fact an alias for Harry Potter writer JK Rowling.
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Technology could transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to increase biofeedstock, reduce landfill wasteGen3Bio Inc., a Purdue Foundry-affiliated company, is developing a unique process that could more effectively and affordably transform microalgae into bio-based chemicals to maximize the value of biofeedstock and reduce landfill waste.
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New mechanism to destroy viruses could lead to future therapiesResearchers at Purdue University have uncovered the way some antibodies neutralize infections caused by viruses.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Nontoxic underwater adhesive could bring new surgical glueA nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to out-perform commercially available products, pointing toward potential surgical glues to replace sutures and staples.
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Surgery is a low risk treatment option for patients with pectoralis major tendon rupturesSurgery is an effective and safe option to treat patients with pectoralis major tendon (PMT) ruptures, generally demonstrating a low risk of re-rupture and complications, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Youth patellar dislocations may pose risk for future injuries later in lifeYoung patients who suffer patellar dislocations are at a higher risk of recurring dislocations, especially long-term after their initial injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Researchers received the Herodicus Award, presented to the best resident paper featured at the meeting, and determi
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Risk factors identified for elbow and shoulder injuries in professional baseball pitchersIncreasing numbers of elbow-related injuries in professional baseball pitchers has led to research studying risk factors, especially those that can be modified and adjusted to help prevent lost playing time. Decreased shoulder flexion and external rotation were identified as key predictors of injuries to pitchers during the season, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic S
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The Atlantic

The Man Who Blew The Door Off The Microbial World A few years before Norm Pace revolutionized the study of life on Earth, he almost lost his own life. He’s best known as a microbiologist, but he’s also a die-hard spelunker. In the 1970s, he and a group of friends set out to explore a Mexican cave called Sumidero Yochib. It sits at the bottom of a massive sinkhole that doubles as a large drain; when it rains, a hundred square miles of water funne
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NYT > Science

Diagnosis: Why Couldn’t This Man Stop Hiccupping?It started as a normal bout, but no remedy cured them. What was causing these relentless spasms?
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Telescope design promises to revolutionize amateur astronomyThe SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to contribute directly to cutting-edge science.
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A simple bacteria reveals how stress drives evolutionA common bacteria is furthering evidence that evolution is not entirely a blind process, subject to random changes in the genes, but that environmental stressors can also play a role.
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Ingeniøren

Skærpet tilsyn med Mærsk efter ulovlig kemikalie-dumpningMaersk Oil har skyllet 42 ton ikke-godkendte kemikalier i havet, så Miljøstyrelsen intensiverer nu tilsynet med selskabet.
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Science | The Guardian

The power of framing: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it The 2016 election and a wealth of psychological data show how much our reasoning can be influenced by how information is framed In March 2016, before Trump was selected as the Republican nominee, cognitive scientist George Lakoff was already concerned about the emerging Trump phenomenon. So he wrote an article called “ Understanding Trump ” that details the ways in which Trump “uses your brain ag
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USF biologists find frog's future health influenced by gut microbes as tadpolesUniversity of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.
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In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better healthBiologists at the University of Connecticut and University of South Florida have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.The scientists showed that an early-life disruption of the gut and skin bacterial communities of tadpoles later affects the adult frogs' ability to fight off parasitic gut worms.
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First direct observation and measurement of ultra-fast moving vortices in superconductorsResearchers have made the first direct visual observation and measurement of ultra-fast vortex dynamics in superconductors. Their technique, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, could contribute to the development of novel practical applications by optimizing superconductor properties for use in electronics. In photos and videos shown for the first time, the vortices are moving at veloci
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The Atlantic

What the GOP Doesn't Understand About Its Own Voters The Senate Republican health-care bill has been repeatedly crushed in a slow-motion collision between the party’s historic ideology and the interests of its modern electoral coalition. Yet congressional Republicans appear determined to plow right through the wreckage. Even as the Senate’s latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed on Tuesday, the House Republican leadership release
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The Atlantic

How 'I Do' Became Performance Art There’s a ritual that takes place, several times, during each 22-minute episode of the reality-show juggernaut Say Yes to the Dress . A bride-to-be, who will typically arrive at Kleinfeld’s Manhattan wedding emporium with friends and family in tow, will first introduce the group (her “entourage,” the show will call them) to the person who will be her personal attendant throughout her Kleinfeld Ex
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Unikke havbundsdata følger i kølvandet på MH370-efterforskningDet forsvundne fly MH370 er endnu ikke fundet, men efterforskningen har givet til hidtil ukendt indsigt i havbunden i Det Indiske Ocean. Australske forskere præsenterer nu de nye data.
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Video: Når 'Iben' ikke er fra kundeservice Det er uhyggeligt let at gennemføre opkald, så det ser ud som om, det sker via et andet nummer, end det reelt er tilfældet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/spoofing-telefonnumre-naar-iben-ikke-kundeservice-1078486 Emner It-sikkerhed Telekommunikation Version2
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Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasionsClose by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle.
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Fewer 'good air' days in China despite official effortsChinese cities had fewer "good air" days in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite government efforts to curb incessant smog, according to official data.
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NBC News launches new broadcast on SnapchatNBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience.
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Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest firesPortugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month's deadly forest fires.
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China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great FirewallChina is tightening control over foreign companies' internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown on technology that allows web surfers to evade Beijing's online censorship.
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Enhanced security in effect on international flights to USTravelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cellphones.
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Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battleA bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction—surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle.
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SoftBank CEO sees massive data, AI as key to future advancesMasayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an "information revolution," that will benefit people more than the 19th Century Industrial Revolution.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea worldThe painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Many pet owners unable to spot an out of hours vet emergencyAlthough the results only reflect behaviour for one out-of-hours service, the authors believe that this tendency could be be replicated across the small animal veterinary sector.
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Ingeniøren

Enhver kan sende snyde-sms'er og lave falske opkald: »Dybt problematisk« Det er legende let at ringe og sms'e på vegne af andre, uden modtageren har en chance for at se, at noget er galt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/paerelet-at-sende-snyde-smser-lave-falske-opkald-dybt-problematisk-1078484 Emner It-sikkerhed Telekommunikation Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Video: Når 'Iben' ikke er fra kundeservice
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Researchers identify critical need for standardized organ donation metricsWith more than 117,000 people awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, these OPOs work very hard to identify as many organ donors as possible to help save these lives. But according to a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, there seem to be significant differences in the results of these efforts.
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Science-Based Medicine

Naturopathic conquest of New England nears completionRhode Island is poised to become the latest state to succumb to the false notion that licensing naturopathic “doctors” will protect the public health and safety, making naturopathic conquest of New England complete.
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The Atlantic

Dozens Found Guilty in Thailand's Largest Human Trafficking Trial More than 60 people were sentenced to jail by a Bangkok court on Wednesday in the largest human trafficking trial in Thailand’s history. Among those convicted is former army general Manas Kongpan, who was sentenced to 27 years for trafficking and organized transnational crime. The Thai newspaper The Nation reports that convictions for senior officials are “extremely rare” in Thailand, which is co
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Trump Nominates Sam Clovis, a Dude Who Is Not a Scientist, to Be Department of Agriculture's Top Scientist Photo: AP President Donald Trump managed to sneak a few minutes from his busy schedule of threatening federal investigators to make official his nominee for the United States Department of Agriculture’s top scientific position on Wednesday. Given the tough choice between filling the role with a scientist or someone who is not a scientist, the president boldly decided to go the latter route. Enter
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Loma Linda University researchers finds links between meal frequency and BMIA study by researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Czech Republic has found that timing and frequency of meals play a role in predicting weight loss or gain.
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Insurance approval rates for clinical trial participation rose under Affordable Care ActApproval rates for privately insured patients seeking to enroll in oncology clinical trials increased after the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
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High levels of antibiotic-resistance in Indian poultry farming raises concernsA new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics -- including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide.
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Experts: 1 in 3 cases of dementia preventable, nonmedical therapies ideal for dementiaA report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia.
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The Atlantic

A Top Rohrabacher Aide Is Ousted After Russia Revelations Paul Behrends, a top aide to Representative Dana Rohrabacher, has been ousted from his role as staff director for the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that Rohrabacher chairs, after stories appeared in the press highlighting his relationships with pro-Russia lobbyists. “Paul Behrends no longer works at the committee,” a House Foreign Affairs Committee spokesperson said on Wednesday evening. Beh
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AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart CyberattacksThe best defense against malicious AI is AI.
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Science | The Guardian

Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests Researchers admit prevention estimate is a ‘best-case scenario’, but stress that action can be taken to reduce dementia risk More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests. Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated
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Live Science

What Are Selenium Supplements?Selenium supplements are taken by people who want to prevent cancer, heart disease, memory loss and diabetes. But does taking selenium work? Here's a look at what the science says.
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Live Science

REM vs. Non-REM Sleep: The Stages of SleepScientists once thought that sleep was a time when a person's brain and body shut down for the night. But now, researchers know that sleep is a highly active time.
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Live Science

Mexican Culture: Customs & TraditionsThe culture of Mexico varies widely throughout the country, but traditions are highly valued.
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Ingeniøren

El-lokomotiver forsinket: DSB-personale og passagerer må leve længere med diesel-oserneDSB tør ikke presse leverandørerne til at bygge nye el-lokomotiver på 15 måneder. De skal bruge mindst 24, og derfor går der fire år, inden passagerer og personale slipper for de ultrafine partikler.
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Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office." (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Science | The Guardian

Indigenous archaeological find in Kakadu recasts Australian history – video A dig at Madjedbebe on the traditional lands of the Mirarr people in northern Australia has unearthed thousands of artefacts, some as old as 80,000 years. The discovery upends decades-old estimates about the human colonisation of the continent (previously estimated at between 47,000 and 60,000 years) and adds western scientific evidence to Indigenous cultural knowledge about the length of time th
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Gizmodo

Hmm, Can You Spot the Differences Between the Justice League Flash and This Life-Size Lego Flash? Justice League promotional still: WB. Lego Flash photo: Cheryl Eddy. Lego’s master builders are known for constructing some of the most gorgeous, complex statues of iconic characters you’ll ever see using nothing but thousands and thousands of little plastic bricks. This life-sized Lego Flash based on DC’s upcoming Justice League caught our eye, because something about it was... well, eye-catchin
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

High-fat ice cream may not necessarily mean tastier ice creamEven though ice cream connoisseurs may insist that ice cream with more fat tastes better, a team of food scientists found that people generally cannot tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Combining CAR T cells with existing immunotherapies may overcome resistance in glioblastomasGenetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial of the new therapy, but the cells triggered an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and faced a complex mutational landscape that will need to be overcome to better treat this aggressive cancer, researchers report.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find'Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.
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Gizmodo

$37 Million in Ether Stolen as People Refuse to Learn Their Lesson About Cryptocurrencies Photo: BTC Keychain / Flickr Unknown hackers made off with an estimated $32 million in hot cryptocurrency Ether, one of the most popular of the innumerable successors to Bitcoin, this week. According to CyberScoop , hackers discovered a vulnerability in Parity Wallet, one of many services which offer bank account-like wallet services for users to park cryptocurrencies in. Exploiting the vulnerabi
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The Atlantic

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer Former U.S. presidential nominee and current Arizona Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer at 80 years old, his doctors announced Wednesday. McCain underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, which lab results later revealed was associated with a brain tumor known as a glioblastoma. The tumor is considered aggressive, with patients typi
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Teaching Computers to Enjoy the ViewResearchers in the U.K. trained computers to rate photos of parks and cities for what humans consider to be their scenic beauty. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Raymond Sackler, Psychopharmacology Pioneer and Philanthropist, Dies at 97Purdue Pharma, a company led by Dr. Sackler and his brothers, made the painkiller OxyContin. His donations put his name on schools, museum galleries and a planet.
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Gizmodo

FCC Now Says There Is No Documented 'Analysis' of the Cyberattack It Claims Crippled Its Website in May Photo: Getty The Federal Communications Commission intends to keep secret more than 200 pages of documents related to an alleged cyberattack that the agency says impaired its systems two months ago. The agency claims that it was bombarded in early May with traffic originating from a cloud service, which caused its website to crash temporarily while reportedly receiving more than 160 comments per
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The Atlantic

Trump Criticizes Sessions Over Russia Recusal President Trump strongly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the upper ranks of the Justice Department on Wednesday, telling The New York Times he would never have chosen Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. The president delivered the extraordinary public rebuke of a close political ally and key Cabinet officia
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New Scientist - News

How the dark web’s gunrunners covertly ship US weapons to EuropeLax gun laws make the US the number one distributor of weapons on the dark web, with Europe the most profitable destination
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique propertiesThree key molecular mechanisms control the mechanics of layered crystals such as tobermorite, a natural crystal used by the Romans to make concrete.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genesBeing friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.
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Popular Science

SpaceX is changing up its plans for landing a spaceship on Mars Space ...We just don’t know what the new plan is yet. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company is switching up its plans for landing on Mars.
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