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Trump's New Communications Director Might Want to Delete These Tweets Too It seems that Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s new communications director , is already taking cues from his boss and deleting inconvenient tweets just like the Don himself . IJR writer Josh Billinson discovered that Scaramucci wasn’t always such a fan of Donald Trump. Earlier today, Billinson shared a tweet from 2011 in which Scaramucci commended Mitt Romney for declining an invitation to p
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What the Hell Does the End of This Walking Dead Season Eight Trailer Mean? Given that the war between Rick and Negan had just begun in last season’s finale, we were expecting The Walking Dead ’s first season eight footage would be epic. It definitely is, but it’s the trailer’s very unexpected final shot that has us scratching our head about what it means. And you can watch it and be equally baffled here. So there at the end, that’s obviously a much older Rick, sometime
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Report: Ben Affleck Might Not Be Batman For Much Longer Image: Warner Bros. Ben Affleck might be in Justice League as the DCEU’s Dark Knight, but he might not be holding onto the cowl for much longer: a new report claims that Warner Bros. is looking at plans to quietly phase out Affleck’s Batman and replace him with a new one. The Hollywood Reporter alleges that in the wake of both Affleck dropping out of directing the standalone Batman movie and his
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Judge OKs $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison usersA federal judge on Friday approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities.
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High-tech mystery: Is a Facebook phone in the works?Facebook could be working on a smartphone, according to paperwork recently spotted by cyber sleuths which the tech giant filed earlier this year.
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Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you thinkThe first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results. The levels of some forms of harmful particulate matter inside car cabins was found to be twice as high as previously believed.
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Climate change and sugarcane expansion expected to boost hantavirus casesRising global temperatures and changes to land use have both been shown to have profound impacts on human health. Now researchers have found one more infectious disease that's expected to be affected. By 2050, the number of people in risk of hantavirus in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, they found, will increase by more than 20 percent due to climate change and land use changes.
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How Subprime Car Loans Are Ruining Lives And Repeating The Mistakes Of The Housing Crisis Things felt like they were finally turning around for Aaron Woodrum in March 2015 after several months of unemployment. The 38-year-old had fallen behind on bills, causing his credit score to slip. But, thankfully, he’d secured a new job, bolstering his prospects. He just needed a car. Living in Plainfield, Indiana, population 31,000, a vehicle is almost always necessary to get—and keep—a job. On
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An Open Letter From Medusa's Inhumans Wig Image: Marvel Entertainment via YouTube Good afternoon, everyone. Let me start off by saying that I’ve been looking forward to this moment when I could address you all publicly for months now as I knew that my casting in ABC and Marvel’s Inhumans was sure to be the topic of many a conversation. There is perhaps no other performer in the world who understands more the weight and responsibility of
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Now You Can Get a Morning-Transforming Wake-Up Light For Under $20 Vansky Sunrise Alarm Clock , $19 with code YUMCIIOB Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products , but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money . Just like the Philips light, Vansky’s Sunrise Alarm Clock fades in a sunrise-simulating light for 30 minutes prior to your designated wake-up time, and then finishes the job with your choice of six natural
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Is Trump Bad News for Putin? When it emerged that Donald Trump had had a second, unscheduled and unsupervised chat with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, the media’s already-overstressed conspirometer dialed up to 11. But what if the real story now is less one of collusion with the Russians as collision with everyone else? In his formal meeting with Putin, Trump was accompanied only by an interpreter and Secretary of
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A City's Solution to Too Many 911 Calls One out of every five phone calls to 911 in Memphis is a mistake. Of the 130,000 emergency calls in 2016, some 25,000 of them are really non-emergency calls, for everything from misdiagnosed stroke symptoms to simple sore throats. The city dispatches thousands of ambulances to residents who really just need to see a doctor. This adds up: Medical bills start at $1,000 per ambulance ride, and anoth
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'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliensAstronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation this week that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found.
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The FCC Is Full of Shit FCC Chairman Ajit Pai addresses 2017 NAB show in Las Vegas (Photo: Getty) On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission fired back against negative coverage of its response to a public records request filed by Gizmodo in May. “Media reports claiming that the FCC lacks written documentation of its analysis of the May 7-8 non-traditional DDoS attack that took place against our electronic comme
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Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbersHackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency.
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Our Sweet, Stupid Boy Sean Spicer Is Hiding Among the Bushes in the Sky Now The White House’s sweet prince is now hiding “among the bushes” in the sky. After months of rumors, The New York Times reported Friday afternoon that Sean Spicer has officially resigned as White House press secretary. According to Times senior correspondent Glenn Thrush, Spicer “vehemently” objected to Trump appointing Wall Street veteran Anthony Scaramucci as the administration’s communications
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Seagrass meadows: Critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the east coast Johor islandsSeagrass meadows in Johor harbor have three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs, scientists have found. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
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Kaleidoscope of colors reveals complex biological processesResearchers have developed a technique that uses the vibration of chemical bonds to produce specific colors that allow them to simultaneously observe, in cells and tissues, as many as 24 interacting molecules -- each with a distinct color.
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Good fighters are bad runnersFor mice and men, a strength in one area of Darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. A look at Olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. It's long been supposed that strength in fighting, or protecting territory and resources, comes at the expense of running, or spatial mobility. Now an experiment with house mice provides evidence for this theor
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Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after 'eating' a depressionTropical Storm Greg is intensifying after absorbing the moisture from the remnants of former Tropical Depression 8E. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Greg as it moves west in the Eastern Pacific.
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Iceland drilling project aims to unearth how islands form Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22340
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One weird thing about eclipses you’ve probably never noticed Space Some drawings to explain the August eclipse's trajectory. If the moon rises in the east and sets in the west, why will the shadow of the eclipse move from west to east? Read on.
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How enzymes produce hydrogenResearchers have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. They are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source.
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Different approaches offer patients improved quality of life after ACL reconstructionThe most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to new research.
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Assessing concussion symptom presentation may provide insight into rise in ratesHow physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers.
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Patients can expect to stay active, enjoy high quality of life 10 years after ACL surgeryIn the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80 percent follow-up at 10 years, researchers demonstrated that patients could perform sports-related functions and maintain a high knee-related quality of life a decade after surgery, though activity levels decline over time.
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Good fighters are bad runnersFor mice and men, a strength in one area of Darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. A look at Olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. It's long been supposed that strength in fighting, or protecting territory and resources, comes at the expense of running, or spatial mobility. Now an experiment with house mice provides evidence for this theor
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This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of SensorsWhen’s a pedestrian not a pedestrian? When it’s a decal.
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Sean Spicer Is Out and Anthony Scaramucci Is In at the White House Updated on July 21 at 1:50 p.m. The White House saw a dramatic shake-up in its communications team Friday, as Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned and President Trump appointed Anthony Scaramucci, a former hedge-fund manager, to be the administration’s communications director. The moves will have far-reaching, though as yet unpredictable, ramifications for a presidency that has not yet found its
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Soft Robot Moves by Mimicking PlantsA tough but flexible bot unfurls like a plant using a pressurized plastic tube to inch through rugged environments. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cancer patients' grey hair unexpectedly darkens in drug study Spanish study suggests side effects of new immunotherapy drugs may include restoring hair pigment A group of cancer patients’ grey hair has unexpectedly darkened after they took new types of drugs, researchers have revealed. Chemotherapy is known to make patients’ hair fall out, but the 14 people involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different
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iPhone 4S Owner Sues Apple After 'Defective' Battery Allegedly Starts House Fire Image: Gizmodo A woman from Wisconsin and insurance company State Farm are suing Apple for $75,000 , claiming the tech giant sold her a “defective” iPhone 4S that caused a fire in her home—not unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Xai Thao and State Farm claim “the design, manufacture, and sale of the iPhone created a dangerous, unsafe, and defective condition, which existed at the time the iPhone left
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Antarctica’s Massive Iceberg Is Starting to Disintegrate A satellite image showing the southern tip of A68, which now appears to be surrounded by fleets of smaller icebergs. (Image courtesy Deimos Imaging, an UrtheCast Company. Last week, the Larsen C Ice Shelf gave birth to a trillion pound baby, an iceberg now dubbed A68. The latest observations suggest this big berg has moved 1.5 miles from its starting point, and that it’s already starting to crack
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In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient humanIn saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual.
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Scanning the surface of lithium titanateResearchers have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate.
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Native leech preys on invasive slug?Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.
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Reciprocal effects: New paradigm for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agentsA new paradigm has been developed for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agents.
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Land of Sharks – Fish Out of Water Land of Sharks | Sun Jul 23 at 7p A family of big Shark Week fans travels to the New Mexico desert where they uncover a piece of ancient shark history. Join Volkswagen on a journey through time and follow one family’s quest to discover a Land of Sharks all week long. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/shark-week/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.Shark
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Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits to “video optimization” Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | MrsWilkins) Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network. When contacted by Ars this morning, Verizon acknowledged using a new video optimization system but said it is part of a temporary test and that it did not affect t
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Satellite sees Tropical Storm Greg after 'eating' a depressionTropical Storm Greg is intensifying after absorbing the moisture from the remnants of former Tropical Depression 8E. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Greg as it moves west in the Eastern Pacific.
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A genetic variation may increase tuberculosis susceptibility-Researchers have shown that a single nucleotide change in a gene that affects production of hepcidin--a peptide involved in inflammation, immunity, and control of iron levels--is associated with greater susceptibility to extrapulmonary tuberculosis.
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Physicists Try to Revive a Super-Safe, Decades-Old Cancer TreatmentRobert Johnson thinks that a proton-based image, even a blurry one, can guide a cancer treatment known as proton therapy better than a conventional X-ray.
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Best Buy rings up a reboundFive years ago Best Buy Co. looked like a retail dinosaur, another victim of e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com and other online sellers.
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Google denies claims of a desktop Google.com revamp Enlarge / Yahoogle. Google's homepage has been a stark white page for basically ever, with little more than a search box and a few buttons to get users to a search results page as fast as possible. Yesterday, a report from The Guardian claimed this would be changing, and Google would be adding a "news feed" to "Google.com." The Google app on mobile devices has long had a news feed—originally intr
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Ghosted Is Funnier Than Its First Trailer, But There's Still Room For Improvement Image: Fox We weren’t stoked on the Ghosted trailer when it dropped in May, but now we’ve seen the full pilot for the Fox scifi buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott—and we can report that while the show’s first episode is still a little rough, it has definite potential. It’s tempting to just be sucked in by the charisma of Robinson and Scott. Both are beloved comedy actors and they
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Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great BasinThree new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom, report investigators.
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Most impactful neuroscience researchA study of the 100 most-cited neuroscience articles has revealed that 78 of these papers cover five topics, including neurological disorders, the prefrontal cortex, brain connectivity, brain mapping and methodology studies.
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Five times the computing powerResearchers have developed a method to increase by a factor of five the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed in one type of standard chip, FPGA. The new method is both simple and smart, but the road to publication has been long.
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Most precise measurement of the proton's massBy means of precision measurements on a single proton, scientists have been able to improve the precision of the measurement of the mass of the proton by a factor of three and also corrected the existing value, finding it is significantly lighter than previously believed.
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Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifersSmall mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study. The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may explain a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists -- why Arctic and sub-Arctic rivers have increased their water flow during the winter even without a corre
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Vortex photons from electrons in circular motionA high energy electron in circular/spiral motion radiates vortex photons in the entire wavelength range from the radio-wave to the gamma-rays, researchers have shown theoretically and experimentally. This greatly broadens application spectra of the vortex photons in the field of physical science. Moreover, the finding indicates that vortex photons are ubiquitous in the universe. It paves a way to
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NC island's mysterious birth appears on NASA satellite imagesNASA has released satellite images that show North Carolina's newly formed Shelly Island was born in November.
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Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noonThe death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova, one of the most distant ever discovered. The brilliant explosion, more than three times as bright as the 100 billion stars of our Milky Way galaxy combined, occurred about 3.5 billion years after the big bang at a period known as 'cosmic high noon,' when the rate of star formation in the un
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Lyft's about to seriously change the race for self-driving cars Technology It's chasing Uber. The urban dream of a shared fleet of self-driving cars summoned by an app is inching closer to a reality. Read on.
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Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the makingWith the introduction of the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than 50 years ago.
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The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipseIn the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.
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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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Your eardrums move in sync with your eyes but we don’t know whyIt turns out our eardrums seem to change position in coordination with our eye movements. This may help our brains link what we see and hear
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Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noonThe death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova that astronomers say is one of the most distant ever discovered. The brilliant explosion, more than three times as bright as the 100 billion stars of our Milky Way galaxy combined, occurred about 3.5 billion years after the big bang at a period known as "cosmic high noon," when the rate of s
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The Slot Trump Has Reportedly Been Asking His Advisers If He Has the Power to Pardon Himself | The R The Slot Trump Has Reportedly Been Asking His Advisers If He Has the Power to Pardon Himself | The Root Attorney: Justine Damond Is ‘the Most Innocent Victim’ of a Police Shooting He Has Ever Seen | Deadspin Why’d You Dress Up? | Fusion Texas Police Chief Claims Town Official Told Him to Shoot Undocumented Immigrant Children |
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Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, Starbucks Gold, Splatoon 2, and the Rest of Friday's Best Deals Nordstrom’s anniversary sale , a 3-in-1 travel gadget , and a cordless vacuum lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals HooToo TripMate Titan , $35 with code 86FTZ6FJ If you travel with any regularity, the HooToo TripMate Titan may just be your new best friend, because it’s actually three devices in one. Ad
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The Atlantic Premieres Podcast “Radio Atlantic” Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2017)—Today The Atlantic premieres “ Radio Atlantic ,” the flagship show on its new podcast platform. Co-hosted by editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg , executive editor Matt Thompson , and contributing editor Alex Wagner , the new weekly show will draw upon The Atlantic’s 160 years of history, combined with the perspective of today’s sharpest journalists, to interpret the
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When Will President Trump Fire Robert Mueller? The idea that Donald Trump might fire—or try to fire—Special Counsel Robert Mueller has bubbled up enough times to seem possible, but still improbable. For one thing (as Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer, among others, can attest) press reports that this president might fire someone are frequently wrong. For another, it seemed that even Trump was prudent enough to avoid making the mistake that ended
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Paying people to preserve forests really seems to work Enlarge (credit: Kate Evans for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) ) We’re trashing the world not because it’s fun, but because it pays to do so. People respond to financial incentives. So, how do you provide an incentive to stop trashing the world? One idea is to use cold, hard cash. If people earn more by not trashing, the thinking goes, the incentive flips: it suddenly pays to
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Fox's Comic-Con Panel and the Case of the Mysteriously Absent X-Men UniverseThe studio's biggest comic-book properties were suspiciously absent during their Hall H presentation.
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Welcome to Radio Atlantic, Our First Podcast It was the best four bucks The Atlantic ever spent. In late 1861, a New England abolitionist named Julia Ward Howe, moved by the sight of thousands of blue coats massing outside Washington, D.C., wrote a martial and stirring poem that placed God on the side of the Union cause. She sent her poem to James T. Fields, the editor of The Atlantic . He agreed to publish it, and he paid her $4 for her ef
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Tuning out arthritis pain with radio energyA noninvasive treatment for knee arthritis has been developed that uses cooled radio energy to target and interrupt pain signals. Known as “Coolief,” the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option.
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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.
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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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Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intactForensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to aid a court-ordered paternity test that may enable a woman who says she is the surrealist artist's daughter to claim part of Dali's vast estate.
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The Shift: As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-UpCongress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.
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Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open networkLyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.
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In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient humanIn saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
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Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great BasinThree new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. Discoveries of new amphibians are extremely rare in the United States with only three new frog species discovered since 1985 - and toad species are even more rare, with the last species discovered north of Mexico, the now extinct Wyoming toad, in 196
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central PacificTropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellite took a look at the rainfall the weakening system was still generating as it moves toward Hawaii.
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Computers using linguistic clues to deduce photo contentScientists at Disney Research and the University of California, Davis have found that the way a person describes the content of a photo can provide important clues for computer vision programs to determine where various things appear in the image.
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The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipseIn the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.
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Mars' Small, Stressed Out Moon Is Painfully Relatable In New Photo Image: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI) Mars’ two moons, Phobos and Deimos, are like the bay leaves of the solar system: they’re fine I guess but what are they trying to do ? The larger satellite, Phobos, is interesting because its existence is almost poetic: it’s small, falling apart due to stress , and apparently, desperately in need of validation. In new photos from NASA’s Hubble, our favorite
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We Saw More Footage From Kingsman: The Golden Circle and It Looks So Good Julianne Moore in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. All Image: Fox Though Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth showed up at San Diego Comic-Con to promote Kingsman: The Golden Circle , the most memorable on-screen moments belonged to an actress who wasn’t there: Julianne Moore. In the new film, Moore plays the villain Poppy and in one of three clips shown to the Hall H crowd, we g
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A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient Regulators took issue with the tortuously named "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee," which didn't declare a chemical akin to the erectile dysfunction drug's active ingredient. (Image credit: Ezra Bailey/Getty Images)
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Mario Kart director philosophical about need for the blue shell Enlarge / Love it or hate it, Mario Kart's director see the blue shell is a necessary part of the Mario Kart formula. (credit: YouTube / ZaziNombies ) Since its introduction in Mario Kart 64 , the blue shell has become a universal shorthand for the perils of video game rubber-banding ; an item I called "scourge of the skillful and the great white hope of the novice" in my own Mario Kart 8 review
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Neural nets model audience reactions to moviesDisney Research used deep learning methods to develop a new means of assessing complex audience reactions to movies via facial expressions and demonstrated that the new technique outperformed conventional methods.
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How much plastic have humans made? Humans have created more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, a new study suggests. The study provides the first global analysis of the production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made, including synthetic fibers. “We cannot continue with business as usual unless we want a planet that is literally covered in pla
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Fernanda sliding into central PacificTropical Storm Fernanda has crossed the 140 degree longitude line and entered the central Pacific Ocean. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellite took a look at the rainfall the weakening system was still generating as it moves toward Hawaii.
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In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient humanIn saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-Saharan Africa today. The research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual rendezvous between different archaic human species may not have been unusual.
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Rare discovery of 3 new toad species in Nevada's Great BasinThree new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom. 'We've found the toads in small, wet habitats surrounded by high-desert completely cut off from other populations,' Dick Tracy, renowned biology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said. 'These are absolutely new, true species that have been
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US defence agencies grapple with gene drives National security community examines the risks and benefits of technology to quickly spread genetic modifications. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22345
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How I fail at being disabled | Susan RobinsonBorn with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.
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Incredible Self-Folding Robots Work Without Batteries or Wires Image: Wyss Institute at Harvard University Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of origami, self-folding robots can go places and do things traditional robots cannot. A major drawback to these devices, however, has been the need to equip them with batteries or wires. Researchers from Harvard have found a new way to overcome this problem, by designing folding robots that can be controlled usi
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Flashes of light on the dark matterA web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a scientific research - carried out by an international team composed of researchers from the International School for Adavnced Studies (SISSA) and the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) i
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Is Syria really a 'climate war'? The links between drought, migration and conflictThe Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You've probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global warming, caused "mass migration" within the country from rural to urban areas, which in turn contributed to the 2011 uprising which then escalated into civil conflict.
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Flashes of light on dark matterA web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a scientific research that adds an important element for understanding one of the fundamental components of our Universe: dark matter.
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On the path to vitamin A in riceBiochemists have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid, investigators report. The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a problem in threshold or third-world countries, where children are likely to suffer from a lack of vitamin A or its precursor beta-carotene due to malnourishme
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Best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universeThe international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration 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 galaxies ever found, detected as they appeared whe
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Probing the pores in membrane vesiclesIon channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method developed by an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever before.
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Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sourcesAnalysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs - potential sources of sustainable, clean energy.
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India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainablePlans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study.
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A Beach Town's Dilemma: Protect Homes or Save the Shore?Del Mar's walkable beach could vanish completely by 2050 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Paying people to save trees could also save money Paying people to conserve trees may be a cost-effective way to curb deforestation and reduce carbon emissions and should be a key component of fighting climate change, a new study suggests. The study sought to evaluate how effective “Payments for Ecosystems” (PES) is at reducing deforestation. PES is a program in which people receive financial rewards for pro-environment behaviors. In the study,
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The moon is front and center during a total solar eclipseIn the lead-up to a total solar eclipse, most of the attention is on the sun, but Earth's moon also has a starring role.
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If You Actually Want to Play Games, Get the New Nintendo 2DS XL All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch’s library is still small, and smartphones still lack those games you can get lost in for days. So if you wan
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Re-envisioning underwater imagingThe Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) video, 2-D mosaic imaging, and 3-D optical models of seafloor objects and environments. The new state-of-the-art
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Yes, ancient civilizations on Mars sounds crazy. And yet… Enlarge / Crater water ice on Mars at Vastitas Borealis, seen by the European Space Agency's Mars Express. (credit: ESA) This week we all had a good laugh at the expense of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), who asked NASA scientists during a committee hearing whether it was possible that a civilization existed on Mars thousands of years ago. "Would you rule that out?" he asked. "See, there's some
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When evolution and biotechnologies collideSince 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at one predefined location. It generates a gap within the DNA. Then, a new sequence – for example, a gene from another organism – can be included.
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On the path to vitamin A in riceThe lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a problem in threshold or third-world countries, where children are likely to suffer from a lack of vitamin A or its precursor beta-carotene due to malnourishment. Among their many functions, carotenoids are responsible for the bright orange color of sweet potato
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How enzymes produce hydrogenResearchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Freie Universität Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. They are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. "In order to produce hydrogen on an industrial scale wi
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Temperature, solar radiation, wind—parameters to predict a vehicle's cabin air temperatureParked vehicles can quickly become a life-threatening environment for unattended children or dogs during the summer months. Dangerous cabin temperatures can be reached after just 30 minutes. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna not only calculated the temperature rise but also developed a dynamic model that requires only three readily available parameters to predict this increase: outdoor air temperatu
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Clam fossils show rising sea levels boost parasites New research suggests that parasitic infections could increase in the next century due to rising sea levels caused by climate change. In 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, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise coul
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Amazon will pay full price to US retailers to boost its inventory Enlarge Amazon sells a wide variety of products, but you can't buy anything and everything through the online retailer. The company is reportedly trying to change this by sacrificing huge profits in favor of efficiency—according to a CNBC report , Amazon contacted thousands of third-party retailers via e-mail about taking part in a new program in which Amazon would buy their inventory at full pri
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Why sugary drinks and protein-rich meals don't go well togetherHaving a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat.
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Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sourcesStudies of naturally carbonated mineral water have given scientists insight on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable geothermal energy.
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Pharmacology: Probing the pores in membrane vesiclesIon channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever before.
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How physical exercise prevents dementiaPhysical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, numerous studies have shown. Now researchers have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
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Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer'sPeople who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research.
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New type of soft, growing robot createdA 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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Textbook-Rewriting Discovery Could Help Predict the Next Influenza Pandemic Image: Guilherme Tavares /Flickr Every year we go through the same motions: Scientists figure out what the most common flu strains will be, and prepare a vaccine that will best protect against it. Those who get vaccinated avoid the new strains, those who don’t might get sick. But every so often, a new kind of flu pops up that doctors are unprepared to vaccinate against. That kind of flu can turn
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Lockheed Martin to build full-scale prototype of NASA cislunar habitatRefurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center. This prototype will integrate evolving technologies to keep astronauts safe while onboard and operate the spacecraft autonomously when unoccupied.
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Digging into the harsh world of antsImagine working for the harshest corporation in the world.
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How scientists invent new coloursFor tens of thousands of years, humans have created colours through simple chemistry. At first we used dyes found in nature such as berries and charcoal. Later, new pigments were synthesised in the lab.
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Computers using linguistic clues to deduce photo contentScientists at Disney Research and the University of California, Davis have found that the way a person describes the content of a photo can provide important clues for computer vision programs to determine where various things appear in the image.
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Neural nets model audience reactions to moviesDisney Research used deep learning methods to develop a new means of assessing complex audience reactions to movies via facial expressions and demonstrated that the new technique outperformed conventional methods.
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Offer of $100 boosts rates of colon cancer screeningsOffering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Five times the computing powerResearchers at Linköping University have developed a method to increase by a factor of five the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed in one type of standard chip, FPGA. The new method is both simple and smart, but the road to publication has been long.
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Pharmacology: Probing the pores in membrane vesiclesIon channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method developed by an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever before.
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On the path to vitamin A in riceBiochemists from the University of Freiburg have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid.
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Flashes of light on the dark matterA web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a scientific research -- carried out by an international team composed of researchers from SISSA and the ICTP in Trieste, the Institute of Astronomy of Cambridge and the University of Washington - that adds an importa
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Forget Sharks: 7 Things in the Water Swimmers Should Actually FearShark attacks are rare, but watch out for these nasty parasites -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can we save low-lying island nations from rising seas?Though climate change has been an internationally recognised challenge since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, efforts towards reducing carbon emissions by governments remain uneven and insufficient.
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Fusion Research and Risk-Taking in the 1970s Fusion Research and Risk-Taking in the 1970s Why we ramped up fusion energy research (Part 5 of a 5-part series). Fusion Research and Risk Taking in the 1970s Video of Fusion Research and Risk Taking in the 1970s Physics Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:00 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Dennis Whyte of Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains the fusion research in the 1970s. “S
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Kina opstiller mere end 650.000 solpaneler om dagenPå tre måneder har Kina opført, hvad der svarer til 60 mio. solpaneler. Det er nødvendigt i det energisultne land, hvor mere end 60 procent af energiforbruget stadig dækkes af kul.
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Total Solar Eclipse: Guess How Many People Can Actually Watch?When a total solar eclipse passes over the US on August 21, nerds will flock to the areas where they can see a total blackout. How many of them can fit?
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Sentinel-5 precursor satellite ready for launchA UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe's world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch.
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Beijing's Backdoor and Iraq's Christians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Can Tennis Offer a Means of Social Mobility in India? Bhavya Dore | Pacific Standard “Tennis is largely a sport for the affluent. There are few, if any, public courts in the country, equipment and uniforms are expensive, and private club membership is costly. And yet, closely bound up in this rich person's game are young men for whom tennis starts as a source of income and becomes a means of self
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Ozark: Netflix's Grim Foray Into Flyover Country At the beginning of the first episode of Ozark , Netflix’s bleak drug drama du jour, Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) is in a kind of existential midlife funk: His wife, Wendy (Laura Linney), is cheating on him; his kids are growing into entitled nightmares; and his job as a financial adviser appears to be lamentably unfulfilling. Then, suddenly, the show flips everything on its head. Marty’s business
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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in spaceEngineers say a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.
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Micro- and nanotechnologies for quantitative biology and medicineTen new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.
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Donor-recipient tissue mismatch analysis may help personalize treatment after transplantA molecular analysis of the mismatch between the tissues of donors and recipients helped predict which recipients required high doses of immune modulating drugs and which needed only low doses.
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Our Favorite Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Day One San Diego Comic-Con 2017 got underway on Thursday, and it didn’t take long for the cosplayers to show their stuff. It’s barely been 24 hours and we’ve already seen some major players pulling all the punches. In our inaugural installment, we got a shockingly good Jon Snow, a heavily armed Red Ranger, Wreck-It Ralph ’s Vanellope in her sweet (literally) ride, and so much more! Check it all out:
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Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for NepalRam's new hand was manufactured on a 3D printer in Nepal's capital for just $30, an innovation that could be a game changer for many in the impoverished Himalayan country.
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A new method of cooperative control of multiple unmanned surface vehiclesUnmanned surface vehicles (USVs), as a kind of miniature, multifunctional, intelligent and remotely controlled autonomous marine platform, is being an important embodiment of national marine science and technology. A new research paper published in SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences presents a design method for saturated coordinated control of multiple underactuated unmanned surface vehicles (USVs
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The way of change is important!However, a new research mind has to emerge in our minds from recent research article 'The Relationship Between Green Building and Regional Economy: A Case Study in Guangdong, China,' published in The Open Civil Engineering Journal.
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Scientists announce the quest for high-index materialsA team of physicists featuring researchers from MIPT and ITMO University has conducted a comparative analysis of a range of materials to determine if they are applicable to dielectric nanophotonics. Their systematic study produced results that can optimize the use of known materials for building optical nanodevices, as well as encourage the search for new materials with superior properties.
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How physical exercise prevents dementiaNumerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
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Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sourcesStudies of naturally carbonated mineral water have given scientists insight on how to locate hot water springs -- potential sources of sustainable geothermal energy.
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Helping Recipients of Food Assistance Use Their Benefits WiselyBehavioral techniques can help stretch a month’s worth of help so it actually lasts a month -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mammalian Immunity: Whats RNAi Got to Do with It?A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.
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Temperature, solar radiation, wind: Three parameters to predict a vehicle’s cabin air temperatureParked vehicles can quickly become a life-threatening environment for unattended children or dogs during the summer months. Dangerous cabin temperatures can be reached in a matter of minutes. Researchers not only calculated the temperature rise but also developed a dynamic model that requires only three readily available parameters to predict this increase: outdoor air temperature, wind velocity a
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Causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ for boys and girlsThe causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study.
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Insights on preeclampsia: Rapid diagnosisA new test may help to rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. Elevated levels of fetal hemoglobin in the blood may play a role in the development of kidney damage associated with preeclampsia.
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New PET-CT scan improves detection in rare cardiac conditionUsing a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests, researchers have found that the disease affects other organs in 40 percent of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
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'A misuse of scarce funds': NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies New guidelines mean homeopathic remedies and 17 other items will no longer be prescribed, for reasons ranging from low clinical effectiveness to low cost-effectiveness Homeopathic remedies will no longer be available on prescription on the NHS according to newly-announced plans. The move comes as part of the NHS England’s drive to save more than £190m a year through a new set of national guidelin
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Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes ChinaShanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country.
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Researchers discover mice speak similarly to humansGrasshopper mice (genus Onychomys), rodents known for their remarkably loud call, produce audible vocalizations in the same way that humans speak and wolves howl, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Grasshopper mice employ both a traditional whistle-like mechanism used by other mice and rats and a unique airflow-induced tissue vibration like that of humans.
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Researcher considers structural measures to protect cities from extreme heat eventsTogether with scientists from Empa, ETH Professor Jan Carmeliet studied the latest heatwave last June. ETH News asked him where is the most pleasant place to be in Zurich in summer, and which structural measures should be taken to protect cities from extreme heat events.
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Could slot machines be the key to more effective HIV testing?A new Yale School of Public Health study found that slot machines, or "one-armed bandits," may offer a clue to how AIDS programs can better locate persons living with undiagnosed HIV infection.
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Oil can lead fish to make bad decisions Oil can negatively affect the higher-order thinking of coral reef fish, making them more vulnerable to predators and less able to find a livable habitat, new research suggests. “…the fish exposed to oil exhibited very risky behavior, even in the presence of a predator.” Researchers examined six different species of coral reef fish and discovered that exposure to oil consistently affects behavior
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NASA invites you to become a citizen scientist during U.S. total solar eclipseNASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones.
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Australia's robo-footballers go for gold at world champsA roar rings out as a small, white robot wins a tussle for the ball and kicks it into the goal.
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Genome study offers clues about history of big cats(Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has conducted a genetic analysis and comparison of the world's biggest cats to learn more about their history. In their paper published on the open source site Science Advances, the team describes their work mapping the genome of the jaguar and comparing the results with other big cats.
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Fruit flies use a ‘map’ to avoid the heat Researchers have created a visualization of how fruit flies sense and process temperature and humidity with a “sensory map” in their brains. 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 diseases. Fruit flies can detect ch
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Depression changes structure of the brain, study suggestsChanges in the brain's structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.
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Alzheimer's drug may help treat traumatic brain injuryTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally, but medications have generally failed to benefit patients.
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India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainablePlans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study.
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Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coalsScientists got a breakthrough in polycyclic aromatic compounds in the process of coal formation.
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How enzymes produce hydrogenResearchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Freie Universität Berlin have clarified the crucial catalytic step in the production of hydrogen by enzymes. The enzymes, called [FeFe]-hydrogenases, efficiently turn electrons and protons into hydrogen. They are thus a candidate for the biotechnological production of the potential energy source. 'In order to produce hydrogen on an industrial scale wi
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Russisk atom-ubåd ses bedst fra LangelandÈn af verdens største atomdrevne ubåd krydser lige nu Storebælt, hvis lave vande ikke tillader ubåden at sejle neddykket. Skibet vil derfor være synligt fra Storebæltsbroen og Nordlangeland.
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Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian rulerPeruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.
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New Kingdom Egypt: The goldsmith’s tombArcheologists are studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. New excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile.
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Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plantAn underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear fuel that melted six years ago.
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Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attackA British man admitted in a German court Friday to staging a large-scale cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year, saying he was acting for a Liberian client.
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How treating brittle bones prevents gum disease Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to a new study that looked at the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women. Women over the age of 50 who took estrogen for osteoporosis—in which bones become weak and brittle from tissue loss—were 44 percent less likely to have severe periodontitis than women who did not receive the treatment. The lack of estrogen,
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Spatial orientation: New model for the origin of grid cellsLudwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from neurons called place cells.
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Social media: Simplifying surveillanceThe controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.
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Study reveals most impactful neuroscience researchA study of the 100 most-cited neuroscience articles has revealed that 78 of these papers cover five topics, including neurological disorders, the prefrontal cortex, brain connectivity, brain mapping and methodology studies. The study allows scientists, policy-makers and investors to quickly identify the most-cited articles and impactful research in neuroscience.
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Lab notes: from space origami to ancient Oz, we've hunted high and low for this week's science I can’t even fold t-shirts neatly (yes, yes, I’ve seen the online tutorials, I’m ham-fisted, ok?) but if you’re or origami expert or a whizz at folding, Nasa might have just the challenge for you. The space agency is crowdsourcing ideas for ways to efficiently pack a radiation shield to protect manned spacecraft on deep space missions. Potentially more achievable for the majority of us, however,
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Russian parliament bans use of proxy Internet services, VPNsRussia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials.
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Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widenGerman automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology.
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India's Ambani to launch free smartphone as he shakes up telecomsIndia's richest man Mukesh Ambani said Friday that his telecoms venture Jio would launch a free smartphone, escalating a price war that is shaking up the country's ultra-competitive mobile market.
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Native leech preys on invasive slug?Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.
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Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifersSmall mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in spaceWe may be capable of finding microbes in space—but if we did, could we tell what they were, and that they were alive?
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FDA not amused by coffee laced with Viagra-like drugs, issues recall (credit: N i c o l a ) A cup of this brew will certainly get you up in the morning. But the Food and Drug Administration is not having it. The agency announced a second voluntary recall of a coffee product laced with a Viagra-like drug. The latest recall affects the uniquely named “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” product, distributed by Bestherbs Coffee LLC. As in other cases
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The First Footage From Krypton Teases Fire and Blood Channing Tatum says the Gambit movie is still on its way. Legion casts a Wonder Woman star as its major villain. The first look at Fahrenheit 451 is here. Plus, a better look at Iron Man’s armor in Infinity War , a new yet weirdly familiar Justice League picture, and the name of the next season of American Horror Story is finally revealed. Spoilers, away! O2 Anne Hathaway has signed on to star in
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Building a Career From Austen Fandom Among the many readers who answered our call for Jane Austen introduction stories , we heard from some whose early encounters with the novelist’s work had blossomed into careers. Take Linda Troost, an academic who acquired her first Austen book by chance in 1972: I fished a late–19th-century copy of Pride and Prejudice bound with Northanger Abbey out of a billiard table. I was at a National Trust
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Image of the Day: Itty Bitty Cell SuckerWith a diameter smaller than 100 nanometers, this nanopipette's indiscernible tip is tiny enough to suck up minute contents of a single cell.
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Earth might once have resembled a hot, steamy doughnutNewly proposed space objects called synestias are large, spinning hunks of mostly vaporized rock. They look like a jelly-filled doughnut.
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Surface Laptop is just a laptop, making it Microsoft’s most baffling release yet (video link) After several years of building systems that compete with, but aren't quite, laptops, Microsoft has built a plain old laptop: the Surface Laptop. I think there's a good chance that the Surface Laptop will become Microsoft's best-selling piece of PC hardware. This is such a straightforward proposition: it's a regular PC laptop. It has no trickery; no tear-off keyboard, no special hing
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Exotic Physics Glimpsed for First Time in Lab CrystalResearchers create a bizarre effect once thought to only occur in intense gravitational fields -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems2017 No.7 issue of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences published a special issue focus on formation control of unmanned Systems.
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Socioeconomic factors and severity of coronary artery diseaseHistorically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate of cardiovascular disease has declined in high income countries, possibly due to socioeconomic inequalities and better management of risk factors for coronary heart disease among the wealthy.
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Native leech preys on invasive slug?Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.
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Mountain glaciers recharge vital aquifersSmall mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may explain a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists -- why Arctic and su
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Most precise measurement of the proton's massBy means of precision measurements on a single proton, scientists have been able to improve the precision of the measurement of the mass of the proton by a factor of three and also corrected the existing value, finding it is significantly lighter than previously believed.
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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in spaceCaltech engineer Jay Nadeau says a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.
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All of Thursday's News, Trailers, and Everything Else From San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Image: Marvel Comics Can’t keep up with everything happening at this year’s Comic-Con? Don’t worry, that’s exactly what we’re paid for. Here’s what was announced, released, or happened on Thursday, July 20—from a mysterious Doctor Doom-linked movie announcement, to stunning pics of Star Trek: Discovery ’s props, to our through both the Westworld and Game of Thrones Experiences, and more. So much
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Googles fremtidsbriller genopstår som værktøj i industrienMed en ny Enterprise Edition af Google Glass ser fremtiden lys ud for virksomheder, mener tech-giganten.
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Drug combo could repair fetal alcohol damage Two drugs may erase the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when given after birth, according to new research with mice. The finding potentially makes way for a treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. “We have identified a potential treatment for alcohol spectrum disorder. Currently, there is none.” The researchers also identified a key molecular mechanism by whi
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Scientists consider the possibility of adding aerosols or modifying clouds to slow global warming(Phys.org)—Scientists looking at alternative approaches to staving off global warming have published two Perspective pieces in the journal Science. In the first, Ulrike Niemeier and Simone Tilmes with the Max Planck Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the U.S., respectively, address the possibility of injecting aerosols into the atmosphere as a means to limit heat passing
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We Are Falling for Fake News. Can This Quiz Improve Our Judgment? A new game called Factitious aims to help people determine real from fake news online. Will this work? Exploring ways to be more media literate. Read More
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MRSA emerged years before methicillin was even discoveredMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, according to a new study. It was the widespread use of earlier antibiotics such as penicillin rather than of methicillin itself which caused MRSA to emerge, researchers suggest.
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Yoga rivals P.T. for chronic low back pain Yoga is as effective as physical therapy to treat mild to moderate chronic low back pain, research finds, including for some underserved patients with more severe functional disability. A new study used a randomized trial of 320 predominantly low-income, racially diverse adults ages 18 to 64 with nonspecific chronic low back pain (cLBP). Participants took 12 yoga classes, 15 physical therapy visi
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HP Spectre x2 (2017) Review: The 2-in-1 Laptop to BeatThe HP Spectre x2 costs less than the Surface Pro and beats it on performance, usability, and price
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How fentanyl is making deadly drugs even deadlier Health But it'll take more than a touch to overdose. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is the potentially deadly component that's appearing in many illicit drugs. Read on.
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The Lonely Lives of Dolphin Lice It’s hard to muster sympathy for lice. Most of the parasites seem to be doing fine—living, feeding and multiplying on their hapless hosts. But lice that live on dolphins have it tough. Their hosts are slippery and fast-moving; the lice spend their lonely lives clinging tight and hoping to meet just one other louse they can mate with. And while these parasites can teach scientists about the evolut
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Is a Masterpiece What is Dunkirk ? The answer is more complicated than one might imagine. Director Christopher Nolan’s latest is a war film, of course, yet one in which the enemy scarcely makes an appearance. It is a $150 million epic, yet also as lean and spare as a haiku, three brief, almost wordless strands of narrative woven together in a mere 106 minutes of running time. It is classic in its themes—honor, du
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Researchers work to improve recovery from tight shale reservoirsA significant amount of U.S. domestic oil production comes from shale. Extracting oil and gas from these unconventional reservoirs normally requires drilling horizontal wells and using hydraulic fracturing techniques. Yet predicting the full effect of these techniques is still uncertain because the understanding of how fluid flows through shale is still evolving.
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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Finally Here and It's Worth the Wait Nordstrom Anniversary Sale If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale , what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives , on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better get on it. The sale lasts until August 6th. Let us k
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NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube GIF NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube . And I’d advise you to stop reading if you want to get any work done today. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. And as you can see from the well-populated YouTube channel, they have everyt
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Solar Eclipse Day Craziness Could Resemble the Zombie Apocalypse — Are You Ready?Only one month left until the Great American Eclipse passes across the continental United States.
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Stopping deforestation might be easier than we thought Environment A little money goes a long way. There are reasons that people choose to cut down forests. Here's a way we could convince them not to. Read on.
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Bioinformatics computer programs help biologists understand intrinsically disordered proteinsProteins are the building blocks of life and biological agents. They are drivers of growth and development and the spread of viruses and bacteria, and have key roles in disease pathways and virtually all cellular functions. As scientists gain knowledge about proteins, the mechanisms behind biological mysteries are revealed.
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Huge Underground Lab Seeks to Explain 'Ghosts of the Universe'Today, scientists will break ground on a huge underground neutrino laboratory that they hope will reveal something about the rules that govern the universe.
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Social networks' reassurances over surveillance ring hollow, claims author of new studySocial media platforms are facilitating surveillance by selling their users' data to apps which are used by the police and other organisations, according to the author of a new study.
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Climate change affects mental and social health as well as physical well-beingRising global temperatures are impacting not just peoples' physiological health but also society's health, according to "Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet," a book by a University at Buffalo professor.
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Researchers develop new way to measure fluid-rock interaction in oil reservoirUniversity of Calgary geoscientists have developed new technology that measures, at an extremely fine scale, the interaction between water and other fluids and rock from an unconventional oil reservoir.
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Erhvervsliv kræver klare regler for kommunal bredbåndsstøtteTilbagetrukne udbud, mistænkelige dobbeltroller og usikkerhed for fiberselskaberne skal være fortid, mener brancheorganisationer, der efterlyser klare rammer for bredbåndsudbud.
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Spectacular visuals, cheerfully silly tone rescue Valerian film Enlarge / Valerian and Laureline, seen here looking like they're trying their best to imagine a romantic plotline that makes more sense than what they were given. (credit: STX Films) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets could be the most enjoyable 2017 film destined to win a Razzie award. Some of its disparate elements deserve a "bad," "poor," or even "embarrassing" rating. The film strays
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Rural structures pose greater relative threat to birds than urban onesAbout one billion birds are killed every year when they unwittingly fly into human-made objects such as buildings with reflective windows. Such collisions are the largest unintended human cause of bird deaths worldwide—and they are a serious concern for conservationists.
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Image: Lunar module at Tranquility BaseThis photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground.
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Public retains positive attitudes toward service and support animalsHow do people feel about service, emotional support and therapy animals in public spaces? It can get a bit complicated, according to a new pilot study by NC State University's Regina Schoenfeld.
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Mice Show Signs of Mental Disorder After Injections of Cells from Schizophrenia PatientThe work may offer new insights into the disease’s origins -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Everything Now Hinges on Three Republicans in the Senate By midnight on July 20, 2017, it seemed increasingly likely that Donald Trump will fire the special counsel, Robert Mueller. Mueller embodies what is admirable in U.S. public service: a wounded and decorated Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, longtime prosecutor and U.S. Attorney under both Republican and Democratic presidents, 12-year director of the FBI under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama,
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Link identified between continental breakup, volcanic carbon emissions and evolutionResearchers have found that the formation and breakup of supercontinents over hundreds of millions of years controls volcanic carbon emissions. The results, reported in the journal Science, could lead to a reinterpretation of how the carbon cycle has evolved over Earth's history, and how this has impacted the evolution of Earth's habitability.
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How 'nudge theory' can help shops avoid a backlash over plastic bag bansOn your way home tonight, you might stop at the supermarket to grab some ingredients for the evening meal. If you're like many shoppers, you'll pass through the self-service checkout, scan your items, and hurriedly place them in the conveniently waiting thin, grey plastic bag before finalising the purchase.
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Researcher uses cricket tournaments to explore caste interactions in rural IndiaAn hour outside of Varanasi, India, the Ganjari village cricket ground is hot and dusty. Birds pick at a cow carcass beside the road, and a stand further down sells samosas. Players arrive on motorbikes, and the men cluster in teams of five around MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) surveyors, who enter details like the captain's name and the batting order into tablets. It's a friend
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Image: Northeastern EuropeThe Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite takes us over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries.
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Casting light on the dark ages—Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imaginedWhat was life in the fens like in the period known as the dark ages? Archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen revisits the history of an iconic wetland in the light of fresh evidence and paints a compelling portrait of communities in tune with their changeable environment. In doing so, she makes an important contribution to a wider understanding of early medieval landscapes.
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Meet the Woman Trying to Prepare Your Town for the Total Solar EclipseKate Russo is the world's go-to guide for communities planning for the massive influx of eclipse tourists this August 21.
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IBM’s Watson Won Jeopardy! But Can It Win the New AI Biz?The game show was a cinch compared to saving Big Blue's ailing business.
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Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in 15 MinutesNot so safe after all.
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VR Ads Are Almost Here. Don’t Act SurprisedThe advertisements of the future will be immersive and almost game like. And they're nearly here.
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As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye"It's manifestly ridiculous."
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Oh, Elon. Building Infrastructure for the Hyperloop Doesn't Work Like ThatElon Musk says he has "verbal government" approval to build a hyperloop on the East Coast. Be skeptical.
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Archaeologists Return to Legendary Birthplace of King ArthurThe legendary birthplace of King Arthur could give up its secrets about early medieval life in Britain.
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Gold Rush! Oroville Spillway Emergency Creates Bonanza of GoldThe Oroville Spillway emergency may have led to an increase in gold particles in the rivers of the Sierra Nevada.
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Tornado Turns SUV Into a Flying Car, However Briefly GIF Here at Paleofuture, we’ve been waiting for our flying cars for over a decade. (Seriously, I can’t believe I started this blog back in 2007.) But this isn’t exactly the kind of flying car we had in mind. Facebook user Kevin Karas posted a security cam video of his front yard from July 20, 2017 which appears to show his SUV getting temporarily lifted by a tornado. It’s not exactly the technolo
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Baby-led weaning won’t necessarily ward off extra weightBabies allowed to feed themselves gained similar amounts of weight as babies spoon-fed by caretakers.
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Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollutionEnvironmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites need to be cleaned up. This isn't easy. Chemical extraction methods can introduce different types of pollutants into the environment.
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New ways developed to see the formation of stars in the Milky WayA research team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase has discovered new evidence of stars forming in our Milky Way Galaxy. By using a telescope equipped to detect infrared light invisible to our eyes, this exciting new science is revealing how stars, including our very own sun, grow up within clusters and groups. The Astrophysical Journal has published a paper on the subject ti
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Australia Seeks to Extend Commercial Fishing in Protected WatersThe government wants to allow fishing in 80 percent of the country’s protected maritime reserves, up from the current 64 percent.
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Attention Passengers: Your Flight Will Arrive 20 Years behind ScheduleRobopocalypse creator Daniel Wilson sets aside his dystopian tendencies to help the XPRIZE’s Sci-fi collection and writing contest find a silver lining in our obsession with intelligent... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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From Mars rover—panorama above 'Perseverance Valley'NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater's rim.
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Hydrogen production in a confined spaceNational University of Singapore chemists have developed a method to confine noble metal nanoparticles in layered, quasi-two-dimensional (2-D) materials for efficient hydrogen production.
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Artificial intelligence boosts wine's bottom lineThe Australian wine industry is turning to artificial intelligence to streamline its manufacturing.
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New model for the origin of grid cellsLudwig Maximilian University of Munich neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from neurons called place cells.
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Bringing a 'trust but verify' model to journal peer reviewAcademic journals are increasingly asking authors to use transparent reporting practices to "trust, but verify" that outcomes are not being reported in a biased way and to enable other researchers to reproduce the results. To implement these reporting practices, most journals rely on the process of peer review—in which other scholars review research findings before publication—but relatively few j
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Patients can expect to stay active, enjoy high quality of life 10 years after ACL surgeryIn the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80 percent follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network (MOON) demonstrated that patients could perform sports-related functions and maintain a high knee-related quality of life a decade after surgery, though activity levels decline over time. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic
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Different approaches offer patients improved quality of life after ACL reconstructionThe most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following surgery.
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Assessing concussion symptom presentation may provide insight into rise in ratesHow physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Athletic trainers have a positive economic impact on sports coverage for health systemsThe cost-effectiveness of certified outreach athletic trainers (ATC) as a type of physician extender in an orthopaedic provider and/or hospital system setting has many benefits, both financially and with patient care, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Vortex photons from electrons in circular motionResearchers at IMS and their coworkers have shown theoretically and experimentally that a high energy electron in circular/spiral motion radiates vortex photons from the radio wavelength to gamma rays. This greatly broadens application spectra of the vortex photons in the field of physical science. Moreover, the finding indicates that vortex photons are ubiquitous in the universe. It paves the way
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Battery breakthrough using 2016 Nobel Prize moleculeSilicon anodes are receiving a great deal of attention from the battery community. They can deliver around three to five times higher capacity compared with those using current graphite anodes in lithium ion batteries. A higher capacity means longer battery use per charge, which is particularly critical in extending the driving mileage of all-electric vehicles. Although silicon is abundant and che
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The way rivers function reflects their ecological status, study findsA study conducted by a UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country research group proposes going beyond the exploration of river ecosystems and incorporating 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 proposing a new framework to study the status of rivers.
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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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The first light atomic nucleus with a second faceTo some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei are spherical, though 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. Recently, physicists from Poland, Italy
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Stephen Colbert Visits President Trump's (Alleged) Pee Tape Hotel Room GIF Stephen Colbert took viewers to a Moscow hotel room on his show last night. But it wasn’t just any Moscow hotel room. It was the room where President Trump allegedly had two sex workers urinate on the bed as a sign of disrespect to Barack Obama, who had previously stayed in the same room. And the segment is pretty nerve-racking . By now you’ve probably heard about the alleged Trump pee tape t
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To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes Scientists plan to release millions of sterile, male bacteria-infected mosquitoes in California, to breed with wild females. They're hoping for a "steep decline" in the species that carries Zika. (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Vortex photons from electrons in circular motionResearchers at IMS and their coworkers have shown theoretically and experimentally that a high energy electron in circular/spiral motion radiates vortex photons in the entire wavelength range from the radio-wave to the gamma-rays. This greatly broadens application spectra of the vortex photons in the field of physical science. Moreover, the finding indicates that vortex photons are ubiquitous in t
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The Strange Phenomenon of Voter Self-Suppression From the moment the president announced the creation of a panel to examine voter fraud and elections, voting-rights advocates warned that the real purpose of the commission was to suppress lawful votes . Then a series of reports from around the country over the last two weeks played directly into those fears, as voting officials in several states said citizens had been calling and asking to have
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Queering the Work of Jane Austen Is Nothing New It’s an old Jane Austen conundrum: The author never married, but her fiction suggests she was expert in the ways of desire and love. How can that be? What were her desires, and did she act on them? Questions about Austen’s sexuality recently resurfaced in warring headlines, with the BBC TV historian Lucy Worsley suggesting that Austen “almost certainly never had sex with a man and may have instea
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Dine hår taler sammen – hvis ikke, kan du blive skaldetEt amerikansk studie viser, at kroppens hårproduktion er koordineret gennem molekylær kommunikation. Derfor fører ‘miskommunikation’ til mindsket eller øget hårvækst.
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Tunnel visions: China bets big on subways as cities expandDeep under Shanghai, workers on a flood-lit construction rig carefully install massive concrete wall sections for a new subway tunnel, adding metre-by-metre to the world's longest metro system.
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Microsoft profit rises on shift to cloud computingMicrosoft on Thursday reported that its quarterly earnings was lifted on the back of its shift to focusing on computing services hosted in the internet cloud.
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Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 minsUS entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he'd received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual "hyperloop" system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic speeds.
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China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030China's government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances.
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US Bans Travel to North Korea Starting Next Month According to News Leaked on Twitter [Updated] Photo: DPRK Today The US will reportedly ban Americans from traveling to North Korea starting in late August. The formal announcement of the ban isn’t scheduled for next week, but news of the decision just leaked on Twitter. Welcome to the 21st century, I guess. Young Pioneer Tours (YPT), a Chinese company that organizes trips into North Korea, was the first to break the news at 3:38am Eastern ti
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Ugens it-job: Politiets Efterretningstjeneste, Bloom ApS og Danmarks Radio jagter nye talenter Ugens liste indeholder spændende jobs for både nyuddannet og erfarne it-professionelle. Se listen her https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-politiets-efterretningstjeneste-bloom-aps-danmarks-radio-jagter-nye-talenter Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Amerikansk investeringsbank er ude med fangarmene efter automationsingeniørerRobotter og maskinlæringsalgoritmer rykker ikke kun ind på fabriksgulvet. Også bankverdenen er ved at få øjnene op for mulighederne i avanceret robotteknologi og kunstig intelligens. Investeringsbanken Citigroup søger nu målrettet efter robot- og procesingeniører.
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Johrei: The next energy healing craze?Johrei appears to be a flavor of reiki. Is it supported by better evidence? Of course not.
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Concorde was the flying Brexit: a different era but the same mistakes Nationalistic fantasies about future export strengths, an ill-informed public debate and political deceit all masked the economic disaster that was Concorde The idea that we now live in an age of ‘ post-truth ’ implies that once-upon-a-time politics was guided by objective reality. Clearly, this is nonsense. We shouldn’t mistake a period in which the media and political establishment offered more
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Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael GoveEnvironment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.
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Telenor holder øje med »mærkeligt mønster« i kampen mod falske opkald Telenor kan kun standse misbrug af falske afsendernumre på deres eget netværk. Politiet opfordrer til at ringe retur, hvis man oplever mistænkelige opkald. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/telenor-holder-oeje-med-maerkeligt-moenster-kampen-mod-spoofing-1078498 Emner Telekommunikation Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Enhver kan sende snyde-sms'er og lave falske opkald: »Dybt problematisk« Video
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Electronic music superhero Aphex Twin unearths massive, free music vault Enlarge / Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin, is careful about his likeness being photographed, but Warp Records swears that this is him. (credit: Warp Records) Many of the greatest electronic musicians also happen to be computer and technology geeks. Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, is no exception. The 46-year-old British musician has spent decades making music with an incredible ran
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Venezuela Endures Partial Shutdown Amid Continued Violence Many roads were deserted and businesses closed in Venezuela on Thursday as members of the nation’s opposition party held a 24-hour strike to protest the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. The protest marked Venezuela’s first major national strike since 2002, when a countrywide shutdown attempted to overturn the regime of former president Hugo Chavez. Millions participated on Thursday by boycotti
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New study reveals that causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ for boys and girlsThe causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study published today.
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Micro- and nanotechnologies for quantitative biology and medicineTen new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.
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COX-2 inhibitors may reverse IDO1-mediated immunosuppression in some cancersIn preclinical studies, tumors that consitutively expressed the protein indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) responded to the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex) and had improved infiltration of certain subsets of T cells, making them more likely to respond to anti-PD1 therapies.
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Sleep disorders may increase cognitive problems particularly in those at risk for Alzheimer'sPeople who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
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Teaching Drones How To Crash SafelyDrone delivery won’t happen until the unmanned vehicle can master the emergency landing.
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Trump Trains His Sights on Mueller's Investigation President Trump is exploring steps to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into the president’s campaign and business dealings, inching the country closer to uncharted constitutional waters. The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump’s private legal team is scouring the backgrounds of Mueller and his prosecutors for potential conflicts of interest and damaging info
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Installatører: Ny varmepumpe-støtte favoriserer store virksomhederEn ny støtteordning giver midler til virksomheder, der sælger varmepumper på abonnement. Det holder i praksis de små installatører fra at søge, lyder det fra Tekniq. Dansk Energi er mere positive.
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of IndiaIndia is one of the world's oldest and most diverse cultures. Here is an overview of Indian customs and traditions.
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Inhumans Shows Off a New Trailer and a Ton of Footage That Raises the Verdict From 'Bad' to 'Meh' Image: Marvel/ABC ABC’s newest Marvel show took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con late in the day Thursday night. The panel ended with a new, extended trailer that has a bit more action and effects, and happily, makes the TV miniseries look a bit less terrible—and finally includes a look at Medusa’s wig—er, hair in action. We have the trailer, and a full report on everything else we saw. In add
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Burundi Robotics Team Goes Missing Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team went missing after participating this week in an international competition in Washington, D.C., local police said Thursday. The competition—titled the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge—previously garnered attention after a team from Afghanistan was twice denied entry to the United States. President Trump later facilitated the approval of their visa r
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Update: Legion's Noah Hawley Is Definitely Making a Doctor Doom Movie Image: Marvel Comics FX Legion ’s debut San Diego Comic-Con panel largely went as expected—that is, until the closing minutes, when creator Noah Hawley dropped a giant bomb about a movie he’s developing for Fox. He only gave the hint “Doctor Doom” at the panel, but now Fox has confirmed to us it’s a film about the villain, and not a new Fantastic Four. Original article follows: This could mean a
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Microsoft 4Q17: Office 365 revenue surpasses traditional licenses (credit: Julien GONG Min ) In the fourth quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $23.3 billion (£17.9 billion), up 13 percent on a year ago, with an operating income of $5.3 billion (up 73 percent), a net income of $6.5 billion (up 109 percent), and earnings per share of $0.83 (up 112 percent on the same quarter last year). For the full 2017 financial year, revenue was $90
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Why sugary drinks and protein-rich meals don't go well togetherHaving a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Nutrition.
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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store informationSkyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, composed 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 usin
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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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Take the Ultimate Test in Westworld's Thrilling Comic-Con Experience We’re still quite a ways off from the second season of Westworld , but HBO is already stirring up massive hype with its interactive experience at San Diego Comic-Con. Ever wanted to feel like you were one step away from throwing down tens of thousands of dollars, stepping into the unknown, and causing some mayhem? Then, cheers. GIF The Westworld Experience at Comic-Con recreates the moments befor
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Pour One Out For Your Other Growlers And Go Buy MiiR's MiiR , maker of our favorite camp cups , made a damn good growler a while back . Now they’ve perfected it . MiiR’s new growler , also available in a 32 oz “Howler” size, is one of the best-looking pieces of drinkware on the market. Gone is the origami lid in favor of an intuitive new opening mechanism, while MiiR continues to do handles and the color blue better than anyone in their competitive s
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Execution Site Found in West Mosul International observers have discovered an execution site in Mosul, where an eight-and-a-half-month-long offensive to retake the city from ISIS militants is drawing to a close, Human Rights Watch reported on Wednesday. The site was first discovered on July 17 when a shopkeeper in west Mosul brought the observers to an empty building containing 17 male corpses. Photos given to Human Rights Watch s
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The Atlantic Daily: Recusal Rift What We’re Following Trump vs. Sessions: The president attacked his attorney general in a New York Times interview released last night, saying he never would have hired Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions has been one of Trump’s most stalwart political supporters, and the comments highlight the president’s tendency to demand one-sided loyalty from those
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He's a Fighter Eighty-year-old Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The cancer is being described in news reports as it is in medical texts, as an “aggressive brain tumor.” The weight of that diagnosis hasn’t registered in all quarters. For the average man his age, the tumor means the odds of surviving five years are in the single digits.
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Augmented reality wins big in 1st Amendment legal flap Enlarge (credit: Candy Lab ) A judge on Thursday declared as unconstitutional a local Wisconsin ordinance mandating that the makers of augmented reality games get special use permits if their mobile apps were to be played in county parks. The law—the nation's first of its kind—was challenged on First Amendment grounds amid concerns it amounted to a prior restraint of a game maker's speech. What's
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High-dose influenza vaccine leads to lower hospitalizations in nursing home residentsIn the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high-dose flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season. The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness and an 8.5 percent reducti
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High-dose flu vaccine reduces hospital visits for nursing home residentsPatients in nursing homes that provided a high-dose flu vaccine were significantly less likely than residents in standard-dose homes to go to the hospital during flu season, according to a new study.
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Cecil the Lion's Son Shot Dead, 2 Years After His FatherThe 6-year-old son of Cecil the Lion was shot and killed on July 7 just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, meeting the same end his father did in 2015.
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Priceless NASA Artifact Sold Against NASA's Wishes Image Courtesy of Sotheby’s 48 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon , an unsurpassed milestone in the history of human exploration. To celebrate, luxury auction house Sotheby’s is launching a mission of its own: to sell the shit out of some priceless artifacts from the American and Soviet space programs, including one that, uh, NASA didn’t really want to see sold. The array of relics ran
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Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auctionThe bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Area Boss Regrets Hiring Decision Today in 5 Lines During a news conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he will continue to serve in his position “as long as that is appropriate,” a day after President Trump told The New York Times that he never would have nominated Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced the nomination of Christophe
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Google drops the boom on WoSign, StartCom certs for good (credit: Michael Rosenstein ) Last August, after being alerted by GitHub's security team that the certificate authority WoSign had errantly issued a certificate for a GitHub domain to someone other than GitHub, Google began an investigation in collaboration with the Mozilla Foundation and a group of security professionals into the company's certificate issuance practices. The investigation uncove
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Watching Archer Outmaneuver Kingsmen's Eggsy Is Supremely Satisfying Image: 20th Century Fox via YouTube During today’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle panel, Fox premiered a new digital short, a delightfully fun crossover where Kingsman ’s Eggsy (Taron Egerton) runs into world’s-greatest-spy-but-also-kind-of-an-idiot Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), where the two secret agents do what they’re best at: being dapper and acting kind of dickish. While Archer has the up
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Sniffing insulin might help people eat less Science No junk food is safe. What if a nasal spray could make food look less appetizing? According to a new study, an insulin spray has that effect on some people. Read on.
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Amazon Dash Wand Review: Alexa, help me spend even more money on Amazon Gadgets Point this wand at food and it will eventually appear (for a price). We let Alexa do our grocery shopping for a week to test out this super-cheap Wand.
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The Weather Forecast for August, September and October? Hot!Grab that iced tea — much of the U.S. has had a hot summer so far, and it's only going to get hotter, according to a report released today (July 20) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Shazam Is DC's Next Movie, and Now It Has a Director Image: DC DC has confirmed that the Shazam movie will be the next live-action superhero film on their docket. And we’ve also learned who will direct the debut of the young Billy Batson, who gains the ability to become an adult superhero when he yells “Shazam,” too. David F. Sandberg, a relatively new director (whose most-recent work is Annabelle: Creation) confirmed to Kevin Smith at San Diego Co
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'Atypical' Mad Cow Case Identified in AlabamaA cow in Alabama recently tested positive for the neurological disorder commonly known as mad cow disease.
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Why Trump Probably Hasn't Spooked the Justice Department President Trump’s extraordinary broadside this week against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised eyebrows across the nation’s capital. But it’s unclear whether it will affect how either man performs his day-to-day job. The president expressed frustration with both men, as well as with other top federal law-enforcement officials, in an interview with The New Yor
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Remembering Chester Bennington Chester Bennington started as a rock star by saying that he was finished. “I cannot take this anymore / saying everything I’ve said before” went the opening lines to Linkin Park’s first smash , “One Step Closer,” which is among the many, many songs that take on an awful resonance after the news that Bennington has died, in what’s being investigated as suicide, at age 41. Linkin Park became one of
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