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Gizmodo
Game of Thrones Comic-Con Teaser Reveals a Meet-Up That Will Change the Game Still: YouTube The Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con wasn’t too big on the surprises and shocks—after all, we’re already in the midst of season seven. However, a sneak peek at future episodes did bring two characters together—and combined, they’ll have the power to change the world. That’s right, it’s Melisandre and Daenerys! The red witch, who last we saw had been banned from the Nort
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Palestinians Suspend Official Contact With Israel Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended all official contact with Israel on Friday until it removes new security enforcement at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas announced the decision after a week of sometimes violent demonstrations that have imperiled relations between Israel and the Palestinians. More than 450 people have been injured, mostly by police, and several demonstrators have died. The t
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Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than DoneScientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.
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How 'Bad' Gut Bacteria Can Change Their Evil WaysThe idea that gut bacteria can either be "good" or "bad" may not tell the whole story.
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Sean Spicer Resigned as White House Press Secretary. The Internet Will Miss Him.Sean Spicer might be leaving the White House, but he'll remain in the internet's heart.
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A GAO Sting Scored $1.2 Million in Weapons From an Unsuspecting Department of DefenseA federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Sean Voyage Today in 5 Lines President Trump appointed former Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as the administration’s new communications director. Sean Spicer, who was reportedly opposed to the appointment , promptly resigned as White House press secretary. During a White House press briefing, Scaramucci announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be promoted to press secretary. CNN reports that for
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss How ‘I Do’ Became Performance Art — Megan Garber traces how the American wedding theatrical complex was born, with the help of a massive coffee table book, 30 years ago. PeJo / Shutterstock / C. E. Brock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic Bi-Austen-tennial Colin Firth’s Shirt: Jane Austen and the Rise of the Female Gaze — Megan Garber shows how the novelist’s writing fits perfectly into the
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Did Oxygen Therapy Really 'Reverse' Child's Brain Damage? Experts Are SkepticalTwo doctors claim to have used controversial oxygen treatments to reverse brain damage in a 2-year-old, but other experts are very skeptical of the claim.
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Gizmodo
We Tried Mark Zuckerberg's Tricks for Looking Taller in Photos Photo by Patrick Lucas Austin. Didn’t you think Mark Zuckerberg is tall? According to a 2010 New Yorker profile, he’s “only around five feet eight, but he seems taller, because he stands with his chest out and his back straight, as if held up by a string.” Wired writer Graham Starr thinks Zuck seems tall for another reason: He stages his photos to exaggerate his height. Zuckerberg doesn’t wear ve
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When we finally go to Mars, we might end up living in giant metal cans Space Lockheed Martin will build a deep space habitat inside a space shuttle cargo container. If humans are ever really going to make it to Mars, we’re going to need a bigger boat.
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Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you thinkEveryone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it's even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.
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National Weather Service cancels its union contractIn what could be the first major labor showdown of the Trump administration, the National Weather Service announced it will cancel its contract with the union representing about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers.
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Optimization for self-production may explain mysterious features of the ribosomeOptimization for self-production may explain key features of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell, reported researchers from Harvard Medical School in Nature on July 20.
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Trilobites: The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or FightNew research suggests that elephant seals use rhythm to recognize and respond to other members of their species in the wild.
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Optimization for self-production may explain mysterious features of the ribosomeNew study explains previously mysterious characteristics of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell. Researchers mathematically demonstrate that ribosomes are precisely structured to build themselves as quickly as possible to support efficient cell growth.
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Responding to Trump: What about the State AGs? What about the Democrats? And the Germans? In response to three recent pieces— one discussing the public and private parts of the U.S. system of self-governance that are still working, another arguing that Donald Trump’s monologue to the New York Times represented a new frontier in self-revelation, a third saying that a handful of Republican Senators have the nation’s fate at their disposal—several reactions from readers. What about the D
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What It Means to Have Russian Spies as Clients One day, we may find the smoking gun, or the one thing that unlocks what really happened in that June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. But Friday morning’s Reuters story about Veselnitskaya’s legal work for the FSB isn’t quite it. The story, reported out of Moscow, provides evidence that Veselnitskaya “counted Russia’s FSB security servic
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The End of American Support for Syrian Rebels Was Inevitable This week, the Trump administration reportedly cancelled a long-running covert program to support vetted Syrian rebels in the war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. While this move has provoked a small outcry among Assad’s opponents, the development itself is far from surprising. Furthermore, i t is in correct, as some have insisted , to view the cancellation as a gratuitous concession to Rus
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Who Is Anthony Scaramucci? Like many of Donald Trump’s closest non-family advisers, Anthony Scaramucci traveled a circuitous route into the inner orbit of the mercurial president. The Wall Street financier and former Obama donor once called then-candidate Trump “a hack politician,” a big-mouthed “bully,” and “an inherited money dude from Queens County” and backed two other Republican presidential contenders, Scott Walker a
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High-fat diet in pregnancy can cause mental health problems in offspringNew research in an animal model suggests a high-fat diet during pregnancy alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of offspring. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.
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Elephant Seals Know When Their Opponents Are Talking Shit Image: Nicolas Mathevon Yelling at each other online is a beloved human tradition. Other animals like to shout at each other too, they just don’t have the luxury of a screen separating them. But of all the petty creatures in the animal kingdom, it turns out elephant seals might be most like humans when it comes to talking shit. A new study published on July 20 in Current Biology suggests that ele
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Name that scotch: Colorimetric recognition of aldehydes and ketonesVodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable test-strips read by hand-held devices allow for their rapid, inexpensive, and sensitive identification by their chemical "fingerprints". They are based on novel sensor arrays
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Noru east of JapanNASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of Tropical Storm Noru after it formed far to the east of Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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The Classic Queer Paradox of Tyler, the Creator Tyler, the Creator became famous, in part, for being hateful. When his rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (“Odd Future” is fine) caught buzz around 2010, it was because of their delirious energy and Eminem-like love of mayhem. But it was their threats against women and “faggots,” delivered in song and on social media, that elevated them from subculture phenomenon to become essay pr
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The Fox-Newsification of the White House On the night of the 2016 election, Sean Spicer took a break from celebrating Donald Trump’s victory to demand that I “eat crow.” I was standing in the New York Hilton ballroom waiting for Trump to deliver his victory speech, when Spicer approached me out of the blue, in the full glow of triumph. His impulse to gloat was understandable—the campaign had defied the polls, humiliated the pundits, pul
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Anthony Scaramucci Is the Right Answer to the Wrong Question Watching Anthony Scaramucci’s formal introduction as White House communications director on Friday, it was clear why President Trump wanted him for the gig. Even though he’s never worked as a spokesman for anyone other than himself (and a great spokesman he was, bringing wide renown to an underachieving hedge fund ), Scaramucci looked at home behind the lectern in the White House Briefing Room. M
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Studies Retracted After UCLA InvestigationMost of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.
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Name that scotchVodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable test-strips read by hand-held devices allow for their rapid, inexpensive, and sensitive identification by their chemical 'fingerprints'. They are based on novel sensor arrays
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Ars Technica
Senator blasts FCC for refusing to provide DDoS analysis Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Valery Brozhinsky ) US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) criticized the Federal Communications Commission for failing to turn over its internal analysis of the DDoS attacks that hit the FCC's public comment system. The FCC declined to provide its analysis of the attacks to Gizmodo, which had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request for a copy of all records relat
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Amidst Layoffs, Vice Has Literal Field Day Image: Getty Variety reported today that VICE Media has laid off approximately 2 percent of its staff, amounting to around 60 people, in order to focus more on video operations and expand internationally. While this was going on, the staff of VICE News had a literal field day. A tipster sent Gizmodo a Instagram screenshot of VICE News staffers taking the day off work to compete in some fun, frien
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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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Anker's Wi-Fi Enabled DashCam Is Back On Sale For Just $67 Anker Roav DashCam , $67 with code 3RJ6NATH Anker’s beginning its drive into the automotive accessory space with an affordable new dash cam, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $67 with code 3RJ6NATH, the best price we’ve seen since our exclusive (and short-lived) $64 launch deal. I test drove the Anker Roav DashCam , and you can see my full impressions here . But to give you the clif
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Guess how many giant patches of garbage there are in the ocean now? Environment The Great Pacific garbage patch now has a South Pacific cousin. A recent expedition found another massive patch of plastic floating in the ocean—this time in the South Pacific.
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America Is Breaking Ground on an Enormous Neutrino Experiment Today DUNE prototypes at CERN (Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum) Particle physics is rarely a cheap-and-easy endeavor. Just think about the Large Hadron Collider, buried deep beneath the Swiss-French border—it cost over 13 billion dollars to find the Higgs Boson. Well, today at 4:20PM (nice), America is breaking ground on another enormous particle physics experiment. DUNE, or the Deep Underground Neutrino Exp
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CRI scientists provide insight into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disordersA study by scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) is providing insight into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. In this research, the first mouse model of a mutation in the ARID1B gene was created and then used to show that growth hormone treatments reverse some manifestations of the mutation.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Noru east of JapanNASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of Tropical Storm Noru after it formed far to the east of Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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NASA spots newly formed Tropical Depression 08W in South China SeaNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured an image of newly formed Tropical Depression 08W near Hainan Island, China.
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A Developer at Slack on the Importance of Diversity in Tech While tech giants such as Google and Facebook have been transparent about sharing their diversity statistics and efforts to increase minority representation, the low numbers of women and minorities at work in Silicon Valley’s thriving tech industry have, in the words of a recent Atlantic cover story , “barely budged” over the past few years. According to a 2014 report by the Equal Employment Oppo
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Perennial Runner-Up Lyft Joins Race to Develop Self-Driving Cars Image: Lyft/Gizmodo As Uber implodes spectacularly, ride-hailing company Lyft is again following its biggest competitor’s footsteps, this time diving headfirst into a massive autonomous car project that could someday send its human drivers off to some other corner of the godforsaken sharing economy. In a multi-outlet embargo bonanza, Lyft announced today that it’s creating a self-driving car divi
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Zing! Sprint opens 'Twice the Price' store next to Verizon retailerThe advertising war between the cell phone carriers is hitting the pavement, and once again, Sprint is taking on Verizon.
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Peace Is Impossible in the New Trailer for Fear the Walking Dead When we last left the cast of Fear the Walking Dead a very shady alliance had begun to be brokered. Well, in the trailer for the second half of season three, it seems pretty obvious that’s not going to hold. As you can see here, it doesn’t seem likely that the Ranch and Black Hat communities will get along, even if some of their leaders really want to. “We get a lot bolder and bloodier and more z
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NASA spots newly formed Tropical Depression 08W in South China SeaNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured an image of newly formed Tropical Depression 08W near Hainan Island, China.
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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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3-D scanning with waterAn innovative technique has been developed that more completely reconstructs challenging 3-D objects. This new approach to 3-D shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement discovery by Archimedes and turns modeling surface reconstruction into a volumetric problem. Their method accurately reconstructs even hidden parts of an object that typical 3-D laser scanners are not able to
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Tough robots making an ImPACTNew and improved rescue robots tough enough to function in extreme and hostile environments were unveiled recently at a demonstration at Tohoku University, Japan.
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Who learns foreign language better, introverts or extroverts?Extravert Chinese students learning English as a second language are likely to perform better in speaking and reading, but less proficient in listening than their introvert counterparts, according to a study.
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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pennsylvania forestsVast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
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Australia Releases Trove of Scientific Data from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search GIF Image: Australian Government It can be hard to look for the bright side in a tragedy. But resolving tragedies often requires an immense amount of human effort, and that effort results in new knowledge. New genetic forensics techniques emerged from the identification of 9/11 victims, for example. Another tragedy, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 three years ago, is starting
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Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on DemandRobots that mimic ivy vines can grow thousands of times their original lengths at speeds faster than the average person can run, a new study finds.
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NASA notes 9th northwestern Pacific Tropical CycloneThe ninth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has formed and developed into a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Kulap was spotted by NASA's Terra satellite far to the west of Midway Island.
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Spot faked photos using digital forensic techniques Technology You're not very good at recognizing faked photos, but these techniques can help. A digital forensics expert shares techniques to help you spot faked photos.
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NASA notes 9th northwestern Pacific Tropical CycloneThe ninth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has formed and developed into a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Kulap was spotted by NASA's Terra satellite far to the west of Midway Island.
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Fire ants build towers with three simple rulesFire ants use the same set of simple rules to produce static rafts and perpetually moving towers.
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Microsoft’s secret weapon in ongoing struggle against Fancy Bear? Trademark law Enlarge (credit: Harald Deischinger ) On Friday, representatives of the notorious hacking entity known as Fancy Bear failed to appear in a federal court in Virginia to defend themselves against a civil lawsuit brought by Microsoft. As the Daily Beast first reported on Friday, Microsoft has been waging a quiet battle in court against the threat group, which is believed to be affiliated with the GR
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GOES Satellite sees Tropical Depression 09E formThe Eastern Pacific Ocean has been recently generating a lot of tropical cyclones. Tropical Depression 09E just formed off the southern coast of Mexico and was captured in imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite.
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Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science (Update)Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States August 21.
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Sour Note: In Ancient Rome, Lemons Were Only for the RichCitrus trees — including lemon, orange, lime and pomelo trees — are native to Southeast Asia, so how on Earth did they end up in the ancient Mediterranean?
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The Atlantic
Mueller Can Pursue Whatever Crimes He Uncovers President Trump is reportedly apoplectic over the possibility that Special Counsel Robert Mueller might look into his finances—specifically his tax returns—as part of Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump suggested in a New York Times interview that would constitute a possible “violation,” and according to the The Washington Post the president is already looking
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Ekspert om det mørke net: Lukning af markedspladser gør ingen forskelDer er 18-20 andre ulovlige internetsider, der laver og sælger det samme, så der går kunderne hen nu, siger it-sikkerhedsekspert Keld Norman.
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GOES Satellite sees Tropical Depression 09E formThe Eastern Pacific Ocean has been recently generating a lot of tropical cyclones. Tropical Depression 09E just formed off the southern coast of Mexico and was captured in imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite.
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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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Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners—for a priceAmazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals.
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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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Since its IPO, Snap Inc. did exactly what it said it would, so why is its stock struggling?The Los Angeles tech company behind Snapchat offers a simple sales pitch to investors: We'll release features niftier than anything our competitors can produce.
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First issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team is now availableThe Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce that the first issue of Structural Heart: The Journal of the Heart Team is now available online.
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The Emerging Science of Computational PsychiatryMachine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the study and understanding of mental illness.
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Mystic Update Hello Mystics! If you’ve been enjoying playing Mystic cells and are wondering when you’ll be getting a new batch, HQ is here with an update for you. We want to spend some time reviewing the cells you have done so far, as well as planning a way to give you guys direct feedback so you know how you’ve been doing as well! Once we gather this information we’ll have another new batch of cells ready for
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What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research ConferenceFor the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.
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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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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 study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.
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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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Poem of the Week: ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’ by Julia Ward Howe Earlier today, The Atlantic debuted its flagship podcast , Radio Atlantic , along with its theme song: Julia Ward Howe’s iconic Civil-War anthem, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” reinterpreted by renowned jazz musician Jon Batiste. The lyrics of the “Battle Hymn” premiered in our pages in February 1862 , a little more than 155 years ago, for the price of four dollars. The song captured the spirit o
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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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Spider’s web uses optical illusion to lure nocturnal mothsThe lace sheet weaver builds a web that seems to fool moths into thinking they are flying into open space – instead of into a trap
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The Science of Cooking Oils: Which Are Really the Healthiest?There are lot of options for cooking oils these days. But which are really the healthiest? We talked to nutrition experts and took a deep look at what's in these oils. Here's what we found.
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Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you thinkEveryone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it's even worse than previously thought. In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.
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Rolling in to the Dig Night Tournament | Street Outlaws: New Orleans Street Outlaws: New Orleans | Mondays at 9/8c Kye and the rest of the Big Tire NOLA racers head to a big-name tournament, ready to earn national respect. Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws-new-orleans/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.com/Stree
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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motionA new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
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China Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Gain Global Economic Dominance by 2030The country’s government has announced a scheme to surpass Western nations and shape the future of AI.
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History's 1st Emoji? Ancient Pitcher Shows a Smiley FaceThe iconic smiley face may seem like a modern squiggle, but the discovery of a smiley face-like painting on an ancient piece of pottery suggests that it may be much older.
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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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Photos of the Week: 7/15–7/21 Highland games in Scotland, a diving jaguar in France, wildfires in California and western Canada, virtual reality in Japan, a rally race through China, a wax Donald Trump, and much more.
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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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Your stinky feet can reveal who you're living with Science Sharing a life means sharing your microbes. The story of love is also the story of slowing sharing more and more of your microbiome with another human being. This is truly the stuff of romance novels.
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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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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 researchers reported their findings in a paper published on July 21 in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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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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We're Genuinely Annoyed at How Much We Love This Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-Ray Ad GIF Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway. The trailer for the home video release is like one of those “Songs of Romance”
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Don't Believe the Spin: Fidget Spinners Have No Proven BenefitsThere is no evidence that fidget spinners offer any benefits for ADHD, autism or anxiety, a small new review study reveals.
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Silicon Valley investors embrace a new vision of collegeMake School, a for-profit startup in this city's South of Market district, is one of the most unusual schools in the country: It lets students enroll in classes for free if they agree to pay later after they land a job.
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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motionA new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
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3-D shape acquisition using water displacement as the shape sensor for the reconstruction of complex objectsA global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely reconstructs challenging 3D objects. An ancient scientific breakthrough serves as the foundation for the team's modern, innovative solution to remaining challenges in current 3D shape reconstruction. This new approach to 3D shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement d
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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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Harvard scientists have gained new insights into how the brain networks important for thought and remembering are organized in individual people, bringing the notion of using brain scans to help personalize medical treatments one step closer to reality. submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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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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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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How To Build Your Own Keyboard While there are plenty of amazing pre-built mechanical keyboards on the market these days, it can be tough to find one with the perfect combination of switches, keycaps, case and electronics. The solution? Build your own. It’s much easier than it sounds. It just takes the right parts, a couple of tools and a relatively modest investment. There’s nothing wrong with buying a fully-assembled keyboar
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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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'It’s a Miracle': Embalmer Says Salvador Dali's Mustache 'Still Intact' After 28 Years in Grave Photo: AP Decades after his death in 1989, painter Salvador Dalí is continuing to make art, or at the very least, something surreal. Last month, a Spanish judge ordered the artist’s body to be exhumed for a paternity suit filed by a television psychic. The fortune teller, Pilar Abel, claims she is Dalí’s daughter and has been fighting to get the artist’s DNA since at least 2007. Now that Dalí’s c
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3-D scanning with waterA global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely reconstructs challenging 3-D objects. This new approach to 3-D shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement discovery by Archimedes and turns modeling surface reconstruction into a volumetric problem. Their method accurately reconstructs even hidden parts of an object t
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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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Baby salmon with ‘old’ DNA more likely to survive epic migrationWe usually associate short telomeres with ill health but young salmon with them seem to have a higher chance of coping with a time at sea
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Spatial orientation: New model for the origin of grid cellsNeurobiologists 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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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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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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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.
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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 team steers toward open self-driving tech (Update)US ride-share startup Lyft on Friday dedicated a new team focused on speeding up its effort to create a self-driving vehicle platform, which would be open to use by other companies.
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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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Forskere: Vi skal hive CO2 ud af luften - for næste generations skyldAt reducere CO2-udslippet er ikke i sig selv nok til at begrænse den globale opvarmning til et niveau, som ikke går ud over vores børns fremtid, siger verdenskendt forsker.
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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 [Update] 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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Putting the Public at RiskThe Trump Administration is undoing a legacy of science-based protections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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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 passerede Storebæltsbroen og LangelandÈn af verdens største atomdrevne ubåd er passeret gennem Storebælt, hvor det imponerende skib var 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 rodents. 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
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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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Wired
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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Wired
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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Scientists observe gravitational anomaly on EarthModern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical objects in strange states of superposition. For example, Schrödinger's cat, who finds itself unable to decide if it is dead or alive. Sometimes however quantum mechanics is more decisive and even destructive.
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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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Self-tricks to Not Regret Life Decisions submitted by /u/Animated_videos [link] [comments]
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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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Ny forskning afdækker en af hovedårsagerne til skizofreniNår hjernen bliver dannet på fosterstadiet, sker det delvist efter en opskrift fra en særlig...
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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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Science | The Guardian
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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The Atlantic
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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Gizmodo
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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The Atlantic
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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5 Ways Sharks Have Made Our Lives Better | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts Sun Jul 23 From cancer research to weather watching, sharks have helped humans engineer a better life. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/shark-week/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery https://www.facebook.co
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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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Skip Astronaut Training and Explore the ISS Right Now in Google Street View GIF Sometime between your marine biologist and professional ninja phases, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut as a kid. But have you seen all the work that goes into actually becoming one? Save yourself years of G-force training and wearing onesies and just shortcut your way onto the International Space Station, which became available for tour through Google Maps’ Street View today. During
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Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancersScientists have devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is known about these vulnerabilities.
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Chipotle Outbreak: How Does Norovirus Get into Restaurant Food?The "stomach bug" norovirus is behind the latest outbreak of foodborne illness linked to Chipotle, according to health officials.
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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 from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that the disease affects other organs in 40 percent of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
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These Discovery Props Reveal a Ton About Star Trek's New Klingon Foes All Images: Katharine Trendacosta/io9 Details on Star Trek: Discovery have been fairly scarce—we’ve got a few good general ideas, but nothing specific. That’s changed now, because a bevy of props and images are currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, and while Starfleet is always Starfleet, the Klingons are stealing the show. There is a fair bit of concept art for Klingon ships, which look u
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Resistance to CRISPR gene drives may arise easilyNew tools for pest and disease control could become useless without improvements.
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Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA ResearchThe choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.
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IVF to Revive Endangered White Rhino PopulationScientists plan to use in vitro fertilization to preserve a species with only three remaining members in the wild.
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Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV AntibodiesCows injected with a protein that mimics HIV's envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.
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Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer Health It's even less understood than most. Glioblastoma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, and most patients who are diagnosed have a survival expectancy of less than two years. Read on.
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Trump wants a talk-radio host to be the USDA’s chief scientist Enlarge / Sam Clovis, then newly appointed national co-chairman of the Trump campaign, speaks during a news conference with Donald Trump. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images ) Yesterday, the Trump administration formally named its candidate for the Department of Agriculture's undersecretary of research, education, and economics, a post that serves as the agency's chief scientist. Its choice? Sam Cl
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Is It A Good Idea To Pay Villagers Not To Chop Down Trees? Governments dole out millions each year. Researchers debate whether the payouts actually work. A new study from Uganda offers some answers. (Image credit: Megan Kearns/Courtesy of Innovations for Poverty Action)
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Meet your new fungible, phallic robot friend Demonstration of how the robot grows, reaching a maximum speed of 10 meters per second (22 miles per hour). (video link) A group of mechanical engineers at Stanford has created a transparent robot that looks and behaves like a worm, elongating its body in order to move. Using a pneumatic control system, an operator can make the bot turn corners and even squeeze itself through a narrow crack betwe
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North American monsoon storms fewer but more extremeThe North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, according to new research. The dust storms, wind, flash flooding and microbursts that accompany monsoon storms can be a severe
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Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancersA cooperative research team led by researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is know
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A future for light-powered wireless connectivity, thanks to graphene Enlarge / A phased-array antenna used for radio astronomy. (credit: NRAO ) In my younger days—about the time that Erik the Red was making a name for himself—I was really into electronics. Countless never-quite-working-as-expected circuits should have taught me the futility of telling electrons what to do. Yet my interest in electronics peaked with the construction of an electronically steerable p
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A Guide to the Worst Seltzer Take Ever Written Photo: Getty There are so few things to enjoy in this life. We can imbibe in booze but only occasionally. In many states, we can’t (legally) indulge in The Devil’s Lettuce or even get health care. That’s why so many of us cherish the wholesome party water known as seltzer. Its playful bubbles are a reminder of how carefree life could be if we all stopped yelling at each other online or tweeting t
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NASA Captures Impossible Glimpse of Kuiper Belt Object Billions of Miles Away Artist’s impression of New Horizons encountering MU69. The probe is expected to make its rendezvous on January 1, 2019. (Image: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) In about a year and a half from now, the New Horizons Spacecraft will whiz past a distant Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69. This rocky relic of the ancient Solar System—which is located about four billion miles away—just passed in front of a distant s
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the c
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale.
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Gene variant increases risk for depression, study findsA gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, report the investigators.
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Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophreniaNew research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.
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Laser treatment reduces eye floatersPatients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a new study.
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In mice, acting male depends on estrogen receptorsUntil now, the identity of the cells that regulate 'masculinization' in the mouse has been unclear. A CSHL team demonstrates for the first time the specific hormone receptors, brain cells and brain regions responsible for masculinization in the mouse. It's part of a larger project to understand how hormones define distinct neurodevelopmental trajectories in male and female brains.
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Trump's 2020 Campaign Has Already Paid Out $600K—to TrumpThis permanent campaign appears to be pretty good for Trump's bottom line.
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Senator challenges Ajit Pai over evidence for net neutrality repeal Enlarge / Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.). (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The evidence for repealing net neutrality rules isn't good enough, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday. Pai claims that the rules issued in 2015 are reducing investment in broadband networks, but Markey pointed out during a Senate hearing that ISPs have not
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Majorana fermion detected in a quantum layer cakeScientists found evidence of a particle that is its own antiparticle.
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GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results. (Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)
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After Raising $62 Million, Overpriced Shipping Startup Can't Find Enough Lazy Customers After raising millions from some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley, Shyp—a startup that picks up your stuff and ships it for you—told users today that it’s significantly downsizing its service, cancelling operations in three cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It’s also laying off some of the people who work at its headquarters. The change relegates Shyp to perhaps the o
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These $35 Neckbuds Include Active Noise Cancellation Tronsmart Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones , $35 with code PHWMMH44 I realize that some subset of you will never buy neckband Bluetooth headphones, and I’m sure you have your reasons. But for the rest of you, $35 is an insanely good price for a set with active noise cancellation . They’ll even run for 15 hours on a charge with noise cancellation enabled, and 20 hours with it turned off.
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Judge: Glassdoor reviews aren’t “political,” so feds can grab user identities (credit: Newspaper Club / flickr ) An appeals court will soon decide whether the US government can unmask anonymous users of Glassdoor—and the entire proceeding is set to happen in secret. The 9th Circuit case was flagged yesterday by Public Citizen attorney Paul Levy , who intends to submit an amicus brief in the case. In Levy's view, the case involves "a significant free speech issue bearing on
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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store informationSkyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability usi
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Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to stateWisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month.
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Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $1.8mn in New YorkA bag Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon—which was once nearly thrown out with the trash—sold at auction Thursday for $1.8 million, Sotheby's said.
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Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnelsIn a tantalizing Tweet, Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington.
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Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store informationMagnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital technology. Skyrmions, for example, are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, l
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked. Now, an internationa
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Tuna Fins Are Weirder Than You ThinkTuna fish repurpose their lymphatic system to control their movement.
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How CRISPR proteins find their targetIn addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have attacked and mount a defense. A research team has discovered how these proteins -- Cas1 and Cas2 -- locate and insert the viral DNA, and it relies on the flexibility of these enzymes and the shape of
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Biological hydraulic system discovered in tuna finsThe unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for new 'smart' control surfaces with changeable shape and stiffness for both air and underwater unmanned vehicles.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementAn optical imaging tool has been developed to visualize surface chemistry in real time. Researchers imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capillary
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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-BRCA mutations in Ashkenazi Jewish womenGenetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article pexamines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations.
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Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function, according to a new study.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones when identifying the calls of the
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Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoesA new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth's crust.
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals.
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Sony’s legal quest to remove its leaked developer’s kit from the Web Enlarge Sony appears to be using copyright law in an attempt to remove all traces of a leaked PlayStation 4 Software Development Kit (PS4 SDK) from the Web. That effort also seems to have extended in recent days to the forced removal of the mere discussion of the leak and the posting of a separate open source, homebrew SDK designed to be used on jailbroken systems. The story began a few weeks ago
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either h
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NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy systemIt was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate this interesting event with computer models. Now in 2017, inspired by the event
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You have a lot to teach your grandkids, and that might explain menopause Science It's about brains, not brawn. A new computational study shows investing mental resources in offspring might have played a role in the evolution of menopause. Read on.
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Twitter's Winning the War on Harassment—So Says TwitterTwitter has vowed to make harassment a priority, and today issued its 6-month progress report. But the company could still use more transparency in how it responds to abuse.
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Opioids and obesity, not 'despair deaths,' raising mortality rates for white AmericansDrug-related deaths among middle-aged white men increased more than 25-fold between 1980 and 2014, with the bulk of that spike occurring since the mid-1990s when addictive prescription opioids became broadly available, according to new research.
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Molecular 'pulleys' improve battery performanceScientists have reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.
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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopauseInstead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven the evolution of menopause in humans.
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Google searches can be used to track dengue in underdeveloped countriesAn analytical tool that combines Google search data with government-provided clinical data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries.
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Experts: One in three cases of dementia preventableA new report identifies powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia.
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A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down TreesA new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.
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How to Access the Amazon Echo Show's Hidden Web Browser Images: Bryan Menegus Amazon’s Alexa-powered obelisk is built for a lot of things, but accessing webpages isn’t one of them. “Alexa, take me to Google.com” is met with a puzzled “I can’t find that skill” from Jeff Bezos’s newest user data sponge. But with a bizarre workaround, there is a way to access a very, very limited browser on the Echo Show, and it might help more skilled hackers sideload n
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Evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticleIn a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These 'Majorana fermions' could one day help make quantum computers more robust.
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Fusion in the Early Years Fusion in the Early Years The early history of fusion energy (Part 4 of a 5-part series). Fusion in the Early Years Video of Fusion in the Early Years Physics Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:45 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Dennis Whyte of Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains the early history of fusion energy. “The history is interesting of this. It was actually pursued
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New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossilA 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
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Behold, Pacific Rim: Uprising's Glorious New Giant Robots Image: Still via Youtube Pacific Rim brought us the Jaegers, wonderful multi-pilot mecha that it then proceeded to mostly turn into scrap over the course of the movie. Obviously, that means the sequel’s going to need some new ones, and now we finally have a good look at the robots joining the Gipsy Avenger in Uprising —and my god are the wonderful. The look came through the reveal of some brand n
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Parole Board Grants O.J. Simpson Early Release A Nevada parole board unanimously granted O.J. Simpson early release from the Lovelock Correctional Center. The former football star could be free as soon as October 1. Simpson, 70, has served nine years of a nine-to-33-year prison sentence for the 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. He appeared before the four-member Nevada Parole Board via video link. “Are you humbled by this incarc
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The CBO Scored the Latest Draft of the Senate's Health-Care Bill Keeping up with the Congressional Budget Office can be tough these days. While Congress itself is often slowed by gridlock and party obstruction, the legislators’ independent budgetary agency has done yeoman’s work this year, churning out funding and coverage analyses for six different laws either repealing or replacing Obamacare. On Thursday, the CBO released another , finding that a revised ver
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Qualcomm’s _Game of Thrones_-Like Legal Battles Keep Getting WorseEverything should be going great for the microchip powerhouse. Here's why they're not.
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Study finds gene variant increases risk for depressionA University of Central Florida study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression.People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, said Rosanna Sc
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Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robotA newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search and rescue operations and medical applications.
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NY-DC Hyperloop tunnel? Musk tweets about vague “verbal govt approval” [Update] Enlarge (credit: The Boring Company ) Elon Musk has been talking about The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging endeavor, for months now. Today, he tweeted , “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.” Ars has reached out to Musk directly and to The Boring Company’s media contact to get more details on the “verbal
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Aging oilfields pollute more and produce less As the world’s largest oilfields age, the power required to keep them operating can rise dramatically even as the amount of petroleum they produce drops, a new study suggests. Failing to take the changing energy requirements of oilfields into account can cause oilfield managers or policymakers to underestimate the true climate impacts, the study’s authors warn. “As oilfields run low, emissions pe
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Cows produce powerful HIV antibodiesFor the first time in any animal, researchers elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV. Cows’ antibodies could help with drug development.
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Most Guns Sold on the Dark Web Originate From the United States, Study Finds, Surprising No One Photo: Getty Roughly three-fifths of the weapons sold on a selection of dark web marketplaces originate from the United States, according to a new study examining the scope of the internet’s black market arms trade. The first of its kind, a report from RAND Corporation details the ever-expanding role of the dark web in facilitating the sale of firearms, ammunition, and explosives. In addition to
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Protecting our children from climate change might take more than just cutting emissions Environment Negative emissions to make a positive change. A new study says that reducing greenhouse gas emissions isn't enough. If we hope to save future generations, we have to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
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Genomes, Circuits, and the Roundworm: C. Elegans as a Model OrganismA nematode can do much to help our understanding of human biology.
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Paying people to protect forests is worth itA new study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study sought to evaluate how effective 'Payments for Ecosystems' (PES) is at reducing deforestation.
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Trump's Latest Interview Highlights Four of His Greatest Flaws “Now Donald Trump has finally done it” is a sentence many people have said or written, but which has never yet proven true. As Trump gained momentum during the campaign season, errors that on their own would have stopped or badly damaged previous candidates bounced right off. These ranged from mocking John McCain as a loser (because “I like people who weren’t captured”), to being stumped by the t
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Watching ‘​​​​​​​Pride and Prejudice’ While Falling Out of Love In the early winter of 2006, I was living with my soon-to-be ex-boyfriend. We’d recently moved into a beautifully renovated Brooklyn brownstone that we called the “Penthouse” because it was on the top floor of a four-story walk up. Despite this new beginning, our love had grown stale—it felt like we had less and less in common. I preferred to spend an evening at home than go out with him and his
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Man ridicules Olive Garden’s demand letter over trademark dispute Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart ) On Wednesday, a blogger in Southern California wrote the most epic response to a pasta-related legal demand letter that we have ever seen. The blogger in question, Vincent "Vino" Malone, is the proprietor of AllOfGarden.com , a website that chronicles a quest to eat as much Olive Garden pasta as possible (via the Never Ending Pasta Pass ). Malone documents his trava
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Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate changeIn 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team from Mizzou and the Universities of Bologna and Florida has found that rising seas could be detrimental
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NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy systemNow in 2017, inspired by the event in Boulder, NASA scientists will explore the moon's eclipse of the sun to learn more about Earth's energy system.
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Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile adsAmong the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either h
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Uganda trial shows why it's worth paying people to preserve trees Randomized controlled trial finds economic benefits of avoided carbon emissions are double the costs. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22346
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Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for MarsSpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans
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Now North Sea cod is sustainable, is it really ok to eat?The bounceback of North Sea cod means you can now buy guilt-free, but Brexit and climate change could threaten its fragile recovery
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Tillerson cuts high-profile cyberdiplomacy office in State Dept. reorg Enlarge / Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has decided to merge the State Department's Office for the Coordination of Cyber Issues into the department's economic bureau, as State's chief cyber-diplomat departs. (credit: Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images ) On the heels of the resignation of State Department Cyber Coordinator Chris Painter—the top diplomat for negotiations on setting norms
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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The Myth of ISIS's Strategic Brilliance As Mosul is finally freed in its entirety from the Islamic State (ISIS) and the offensive in Raqqa continues, the predictable question becomes: What’s next for the group? Without control of territory, its complex state administration project cannot function. This project was probably ISIS’s biggest selling point in relation to its rivals in the global jihadist movement. The end of ISIS as a funct
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Clipping cartilage after knee surgery doesn’t help Medical doctors have discovered that clipping or removing loose cartilage after knee surgery for meniscal tears—one of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures—does not benefit the patient. “Those with less surgery got better faster in comparison with the people we did more surgery on…” According to the doctors’ study, patients who did not have dislodged cartilage removed, recovered faster,
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Comic-Con's Game of Thrones Experience Isn't Nearly as Exciting (or Traumatizing) as Westeros Should Be Game of Thrones may already be back for the seventh season, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from trying to get fans pumped for the winter to come. The hit show has its own immersive experience display at San Diego Comic-Con, and io9 was there to check it out. GIF The Game of Thrones Experience takes fans on a journey through the Seven Kingdoms, including Winterfell, Dragonstone, King’s Landing, and N
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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pennsylvania forestsVast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
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Battery breakthrough using 2016 Nobel Prize moleculeA KAIST research team reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementEPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capi
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Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their targetIn addition to the Cas9 protein that bacteria use to bind and snip DNA, bacteria have other Cas proteins that know where to insert that viral DNA into the CRISPR region to remember which viruses have attacked and mount a defense. A UC Berkeley team has discovered how these proteins -- Cas1 and Cas2 -- locate and insert the viral DNA, and it relies on the flexibility of these enzymes and the shape
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An experiment proposed by Stanford theorists finds evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that’s its own antiparticleIn a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, Stanford and University of California researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These 'Majorana fermions' could one day help make quantum computers more robust.
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Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna finsThe unique system of hydraulic control of fins discovered in tuna indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for new 'smart' control surfaces with changeable shape and stiffness for both air and underwater unmanned vehicles.
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Paying farmers not to cut down trees in Uganda helps fight climate change, new study showsAn interdisciplinary team of researchers found that they could slow deforestation and preserve endangered chimpanzee habitats by paying poor landowners in Uganda not to cut down trees on their property. The system of small payments effectively cut deforestation in half, keeping the average equivalent of 3,000 metric tons of CO2 out of the air for every village who participated. The program was als
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Curbing deforestationA new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change. The study, led by Seema Jayachandran, associate professor of economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, sought to evaluate how e
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Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth's arc volcanoesA new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoirs in the Earth's crust.
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The unexpected source of tuna's fin finesseThe precise control that tuna have of their fins for tight turns and movement while swimming is aided by hydraulic activity of the lymphatic system, a new study reveals.
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Payments to protect forests are worth itTrees play a critical role in mitigating global carbon emissions and now a new study in Uganda shows that the cost of giving landowners a modest fee to refrain from cutting down their trees is substantially lower than the carbon-related costs that are incurred when trees are lost.
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Molecular 'pulleys' help boost battery performanceIn lithium batteries with a silicon anode, researchers have applied a sophisticated method using molecular 'pulleys' that aid in the expansion and contraction of the anode during cycling.
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What needs to happen to get our east coast hyperloop Technology The Boring Company has a ton of paperwork in its future It takes more than a verbal agreement to navigate a new form of interstate transportation infrastructure through local governments and into being.
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Shale gas development spurring spread of invasive plants in Pa. forestsVast swaths of Pennsylvania forests were clear-cut circa 1900 and regrowth has largely been from local native plant communities, but a team of researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has found that invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads with unconventional natural gas development.
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Jeff Bezos dons sunglasses, says look at my big rocket factory Enlarge / Blue Origin's concept art for a New Glenn rocket launch ascending to orbit. (credit: Blue Origin) Over the last several months Blue Origin has begun to reveal details about plans to develop a large orbital rocket called New Glenn . The 82-meter-tall booster will have the capacity to lift 45 tons to low Earth orbit and an impressive 13 tons to geostationary transfer orbit. The company pl
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The Future of Fusion Energy Physics Limitless, clean energy to secure our planet’s future. 07/17/2017 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor https://www.insidescience.org/video/future-fusion-energy
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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccineThe elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- has now been described by researchers. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.
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Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brainNeuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together through a 'sensory map' within their brains, according to new research. The findings could one day help researchers better understand how the human brain simultaneously processes humidity and temperature and might influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities and prevent mosquito-borne dis
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Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infectionsFor the first time, researchers have shown that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide – that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production of defensive cells damages hematopoiesis in the long term, however, which could lead to malignant hematopoietic stem cell diseases at advanced age.
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesPeople have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself manufacturing -- making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository -- has a multi-million-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.
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Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespanAmerican adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active -- even if their actual activity levels were similar, research shows.
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Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture riskFactors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years.
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Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red PlanetThe sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.
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Does 1 supergene control sperm size and speed? The shape, size, and swimming speed of sperm all depend on one supergene, according to new research with zebra finches. The relationship between sperm shape, its ability to move, and its success or failure at fertilization is not completely understood. Previous studies have shown that sperm shape and speed are inherited—fathers with long, fast sperm have sons with long, fast sperm. The question h
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US Finally Ends Laptop Ban Due to 'Enhanced Security Measures in Place' Photo credit: John Moore/ Getty Images You are now free to fly with your laptop onboard US-bound flights from the Middle East. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it seems, is satisfied with a series of recently adopted “enhanced security measures.” The DHS announced on Wednesday that it has now entirely lifted the four-month ban on laptops (and other large electronics) in hand luggage fly
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Scenes From the 2017 World Aquatics Championships Hundreds of athletes from 186 nations are gathered in Budapest, Hungary to compete in 75 events across six disciplines in the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships. The competition runs until July 30. Gathered here are images from the events so far, from Swimming, Diving, Synchronized swimming, Water polo, and more.
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The Success of Paying People to Not Cut Down Trees The world’s tropical forests are living exemplars of the tragedy of the commons, where the needs of the world clash with those of individuals. The trees in those forests lock away so much carbon that keeping them alive is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing global carbon-dioxide emissions and forestalling the harm of climate change. But for the people who actually own those trees, cut
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Black-winged stilts: Record year for UK breedingThe number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.
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Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About GeoengineeringWorld leaders should plan before they go meddling with the atmosphere.
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Tuna Fish School Human Engineers in HydraulicsTuna owe their agility to a newfound hydraulic system that allows them to raise and lower some specialized fins.
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Experiment finds evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticleIn 1928, physicist Paul Dirac made the stunning prediction that every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle - its identical twin but with opposite charge. When particle and antiparticle met they would be annihilated, releasing a poof of energy. Sure enough, a few years later the first antimatter particle - the electron's opposite, the positron - was discovered, and antimatter qu
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Researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna finsCutting through the ocean like a jet through the sky, giant bluefin tuna are built for performance, endurance and speed. Just as the fastest planes have carefully positioned wings and tail flaps to ensure precision maneuverability and fuel economy, bluefin tuna need the utmost control over their propulsive and stabilizing structures as they speed through the ocean. The outstanding maneuverability
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NYC to DC in 30 Minutes? Elon Musk Claims Verbal OK for HyperloopElon Musk recently announced on Twitter that he had received "verbal government approval" for his Boring Company to build a superfast Hyperloop transit system that would take people from New York to Washington, D.C., in just under 30 minutes.
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Genetically Engineering Nature Will Be Way More Complicated Than We Thought Image: Getty Images For more than half a century, scientists have dreamed of harnessing an odd quirk of nature— “selfish genes,” which bypass the normal 50/50 laws of inheritance and force their way into offspring—to engineer entire species. A few years ago, the advent of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology turned this science fictional concept into a dazzling potential reality, called a gene
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You Too Could Have a Self-Cleaning Home, If You Give Up Everything You Love Illustration via Classic Film A belated New York Times obituary pays tribute to inventor Frances Gabe, who designed, built, and lived in “the world’s only self-cleaning home.” Gabe comes across as a delightful and ingenious crank in a home full of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” contraptions. Her big idea: Turn the average home into a giant dishwasher. Gabe used her house as the prototype for a technol
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Similar improvements between speech language therapy delivered online and in-personA recent Baycrest study found that patients who accessed speech language therapy over the Internet saw large improvements to their communication abilities that were similar to those of patients doing in-person therapy.
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Opioids and obesity, not 'despair deaths,' raising mortality rates for white AmericansDrug-related deaths among middle-aged white men increased more than 25-fold between 1980 and 2014, with the bulk of that spike occurring since the mid-1990s when addictive prescription opioids became broadly available, according to new CU Boulder research.
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Gene drives likely to be foiled by rapid rise of resistanceA study in fruit flies suggests that existing approaches to gene drives using CRISPR/Cas9, which aim to spread new genes within a natural population, will be derailed by the development of mutations that give resistance to the drive. Jackson Champer, Philipp W. Messer, and colleagues at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York report these findings July 20, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.
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Paying people not to cut down their trees could be cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions, study showsA new Northwestern University study suggests that paying people to conserve their trees could be a highly cost-effective way to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions and should be a key part of the global strategy to fight climate change.
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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopauseInstead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren. Such an advantage could have driven the evolution of menopause in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.
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3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinementEPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton - a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capil
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Researchers discover how CRISPR proteins find their targetResearchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered how Cas1-Cas2, the proteins responsible for the ability of the CRISPR immune system in bacteria to adapt to new viral infections, identify the site in the genome where they insert viral DNA so they can recognize it later and mount an attack.
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Don't Need Colors? Save $10 On Philips' Hue White Starter Kit Today. Philips Hue White Starter Kit , $60 If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features , but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, you can pick up the Hue White starter kit for $60 today , about $10 less than usual. That gets you two soft white bulbs and a Bridge that lets you control them from your phone, or with voice assistants like Siri and Alexa. Already
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Ratchet-like polypeptide translocation mechanism of the AAA+ disaggregase Hsp104 Hsp100 polypeptide translocases are conserved members of the AAA+ family (adenosine triphosphatases associated with diverse cellular activities) that maintain proteostasis by unfolding aberrant and toxic proteins for refolding or proteolytic degradation. The Hsp104 disaggregase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae solubilizes stress-induced amorphous aggregates and amyloids. The structural basis for sub
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Highly elastic binders integrating polyrotaxanes for silicon microparticle anodes in lithium ion batteries Lithium-ion batteries with ever-increasing energy densities are needed for batteries for advanced devices and all-electric vehicles. Silicon has been highlighted as a promising anode material because of its superior specific capacity. During repeated charge-discharge cycles, silicon undergoes huge volume changes. This limits cycle life via particle pulverization and an unstable electrode-electrol
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Photoinduced decarboxylative borylation of carboxylic acids The conversion of widely available carboxylic acids into versatile boronic esters would be highly enabling for synthesis. We found that this transformation can be effected by illuminating the N -hydroxyphthalimide ester derivative of the carboxylic acid under visible light at room temperature in the presence of the diboron reagent bis(catecholato)diboron. A simple workup allows isolation of the p
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Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure Majorana fermion is a hypothetical particle that is its own antiparticle. We report transport measurements that suggest the existence of one-dimensional chiral Majorana fermion modes in the hybrid system of a quantum anomalous Hall insulator thin film coupled with a superconductor. As the external magnetic field is swept, half-integer quantized conductance plateaus are observed at the locations o
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Comment on "The [4Fe4S] cluster of human DNA primase functions as a redox switch using DNA charge transport" O’Brien et al . (Research Article, 24 February 2017, eaag1789) proposed a novel mechanism of primase function based on redox activity of the iron-sulfur cluster buried inside the C-terminal domain of the large primase subunit (p58C). Serious problems in the experimental design and data interpretation raise concerns about the validity of the conclusions.
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Go take a virtual tour of the International Space Station right now Space It's on Google Street View, and it looks incredible. The closest most of us can get to being an astronaut. Read on.
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NASA's Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red PlanetHubble captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars: so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.
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In making decisions, are you an ant or a grasshopper?Findings in a recent publication by UConn psychology researcher Susan Zhu and colleagues add to a growing body of evidence that, although it may seem less appealing, the ant's gratification-delaying strategy should not be viewed in a negative light.
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Austen in the Archives This week at The Atlantic we’re marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death with a celebration of her life and legacy . Our cofounder Ralph Waldo Emerson might have been less than enthused about these digital festivities; as Lee Siegel reported in our January 1998 issue : Austen irritated Emerson: he found her novels “vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretc
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The Street View From Space When people aren’t scanning Google Street View for directions to their next mundane destination, they might be using it to tour the bustling markets of Bangkok , float over colorful corals in the Bahamas , or count Adélie penguins in Antarctica . For a few minutes, they can immerse themselves in strange and beautiful parts of the planet they’ll likely never see for themselves. Now, they can also
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Viewing Martian moon orbiting the red planetWhile photographing Mars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Hubble took 13 separate exposures over 22 minutes to create a time-lapse video showing the moon's orbital path.
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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space GIF We typically only get to see rocket launches from ground level, where the space-bound craft drifts further and further away from sight. But in this dramatic new video, we finally get to see what a rocket launch looks like from the perspective of space itself. This timelapse video was put together by satellite firm Planet, and it shows a Soyuz rocket taking off from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmo
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Build This DIY Cannon to Catch Rogue Drones GIF Unlike an RC car that will simply crash into a wall if you lose control, an expensive drone can potentially fly for miles after it stops heeding your remote’s commands. But while a shotgun can blast your treasured robot out of the sky before causes any trouble, this net-firing, air-powered, anti-drone cannon seems like a much safer solution. YouTube’s Make it Extreme has created an in-depth v
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Here's A Running List Of Comments From Public Agencies On Elon Musk's 'Verbal Govt Approval' To Build A Hyperloop From NYC To D.C. Elon Musk awoke on Thursday with the intention of sending Twitter into a frenzy by declaring that he received “verbal govt approval” to build a Hyperloop in the densest part of the United States, between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. This is dumb, it’s not how things work, and requires, uh, actual government approval. We reached out to the, uh, actual government to s
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Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticlesAn electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them.
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Boy Face-Plants Right Onto a Million-Year-Old Stegomastodon SkullA 9-year-old boy hiking in the Las Cruces desert in New Mexico recently tripped over what is now thought to be a 1.2-million-year-old Stegomastodon skull.
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Nasa needs you: space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield In the search for ways to efficiently pack a radiation shield to protect manned spacecraft on deep space missions, Nasa is looking to the public for help If you know your crane from your bishop’s mitre, Nasa needs you. The space agency is launching a challenge to crowdsource origami-inspired ideas for a foldable radiation shield to protect spacecraft and astronauts on voyages to deep space, such
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Dumbass Iron Fist Nearly Murders Stan Lee in Bizarre Netflix Ad GIF Image: Gif via Twitter Ever sat down to bingewatch Daredevil , Jessica Jones , Luke Cage , or Iron Fist and wondered “Hey, what these shows really need is Stan Lee being driven around in a car and lurking creepily in the background” to yourself? Well my friends, does Netflix Korea have the trailer for you. This completely absurd commercial released this morning takes clips from all four curre
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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stressWhen disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.
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Heart cell's response to dwindling oxygen predictedA model that predicts a single heart cell's response to dwindling supplies of oxygen has been developed by researchers. Specifically, it evaluates a cell's ability to keep producing ATP -- a cell's primary fuel source -- and stay alive, even as it is increasingly deprived of oxygen.
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Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rateScientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers.
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Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty miceAs student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches.
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Novel 3-D printing process strengthens parts by 275 percentA new way to make 3-D printed parts stronger and immediately useful in real-world applications has been revealed by researchers. They applied the traditional welding concepts to bond the submillimeter layers in a 3-D printed part together, while in a microwave.
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Ny forskning placerer ravne blandt klodens klogesteMennesker og menneskeaber er ikke de eneste, der kan planlægge og udskyde deres behov.
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Massive Tides Could Boost TRAPPIST-1's Prospects For Life Image: Warner Bros. Pictures Earlier this year, Earthlings rejoiced when scientists announced the discovery of three rocky exoplanets in the habitable zone of TRAPPIST-1, an “ultracool dwarf” star located just 39 light years away. Soon after, astronomers brought us back down Earth , pointing out that it might be hard for life to survive on a world in such a tight orbit around such a dim star. But
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Millions of People Just Watched a 'Live' GIF on Facebook for Hours Screencap: Facebook Earlier today, approximately 17 million Facebook Live users tuned in to an awe-inspiring video of nature at its fiercest: a massive, swirling supercell storm. In the sense that “live” means “actually happening right now,” however, this stream was 100 percent fake. As many commenters surmised, the “stream” was little more than a short, looping gif dubbed over with stock thunder
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The first humans in Australia arrived early enough to cause some trouble Science Megafauna could have died out because of human activity. If you think Australian animals are terrifying now, just imagine roaming the outback and encountering a sheep-sized echidna. Read on.
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Become a certified web design pro and save over $1500 on the training Sponsored Post Master HTML, CSS and key Adobe software via this four-course bundle. Become a certified web design pro and save over $1500 on the training. Master HTML, CSS and key Adobe software via this four-course bundle. Read on.
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Nearly Half of All Murdered Women Are Killed by Romantic Partners Over half of the killings of American women are related to intimate partner violence, with the vast majority of the victims dying at the hands of a current or former romantic partner, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today. The CDC analyzed the murders of women in 18 states from 2003 to 2014, finding a total of 10,018 deaths. Of those, 55 percen
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Is Trumpism the New Conservatism? In the first half of the 20th century, the GOP wasn’t considered “conservative.” It included liberal Republicans who supported social security, infrastructure spending, and civil rights. But in 1964, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater became the Republican candidate running on an unabashedly conservative platform and shocking the establishment. Goldwater’s conservative movement ended up dominating R
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Ars Technica
Clover Trail systems won’t get Windows 10 Creators Update—ever Enlarge / One of the affected Atom processors. (credit: Intel) Systems using Intel's Clover Trail Atom processors and running Windows 10 won't ever receive the Creators Update, or any major Windows 10 updates in future. But in an exception to its normal Windows 10 support policy, Microsoft has said that it will provide security updates to those systems until January 2023. We wrote earlier this we
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Wolves to the slaughter: France approves cull to save sheepThe French government on Thursday gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack.
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Team discovers new paradigm for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agentsWhen gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, they sparked a resurgence of aspen trees.
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A plastic planetIndustrial ecologist Roland Geyer measures the production, use and fate of all the plastics ever made, including synthetic fibers.
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A robot that growsMechanical engineers develop a robot that can navigate its environment by extending its reach.
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Dark web crackdown as two biggest markets are taken offlineThe police sting hit two markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, that were responsible for the trading of over 350, 000 illicit goods such as drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware
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Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisionsWhen they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral – but when they don’t, their real power is in putting the rest of us off
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Elon Musk Says He Got ‘Verbal Govt Approval’ for Hyperloop From NY to DC [Updated] Source: AP Elon Musk tweeted this morning that he has received “verbal” government approval for his Boring Company to build an underground Hyperloop tunnel connecting New York City and Washington, DC. According to Musk, a Hyperloop passenger would be able to travel between the two city centers in 29 minutes. His plans also include stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore, with about twelve elevators t
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The 'Fundamental Divergence' in Brexit Talks When European Union and United Kingdom negotiators convened in Brussels Monday to resume Brexit negotiations, they said they would work to identify both their differences and their similarities. Four days, and one round of talks later, it seems they’ve made good progress on the former. “We are now moving in a common direction,” Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said Thursday at a
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Reciprocal effectsPostdoctoral research fellow Julia Buck discovers a new paradigm for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agents.
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Cyclists' Pacing Strategies Should Consider the Wind Cyclists' Pacing Strategies Should Consider the Wind Both Tour de France racers and recreational cyclists can improve performance by riding hardest into the wind. TourdeFrance.jpg Competitors in the 2017 Tour de France Image credits: dronepicr via Flickr Sports Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:45 Brian Owens, Contributor (Inside Science) -- As the elite riders of the Tour de France race towards the f
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US Republican asks Nasa if civilisation on Mars existedA US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied "thousands of years ago".
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Google’s AI Guru Says That Great Artificial Intelligence Must Build on NeuroscienceInquisitiveness and imagination will be hard to create any other way.
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The First Successful Full-System Test of a Hyperloop Just Happened Hyperloop One announces completion of first successful full-system hyperloop test. Read More
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John McCain Was Diagnosed With A Glioblastoma, Among The Deadliest Of Cancers About 12,000 people are diagnosed with a glioblastoma each year in the U.S. Fewer than a third of them will survive beyond two years. (Image credit: Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab/Science Source)
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Google, EU dig in for long warGoogle and the EU are gearing up for a battle that could last years, with the Silicon Valley behemoth facing a relentless challenge to its ambition to expand beyond search results.
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Alphabay and Hansa Takedowns Ensnare Thousands of Dark Web UsersCops sent unsuspecting users scrambling from one dark web site's takedown to another site---that they controlled.
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Twitter Says It’s a Safer Place, But There’s No Hard Data to Prove It Photo: Getty Twitter claims it has become a safer site thanks to all its anti-abuse efforts, but there’s no way to tell if that’s true because the company didn’t share any hard numbers behind its data. In a closed-door meeting with reporters from several outlets this week this week, Twitter said it’s taking action against 10 times the number of accounts it did one year ago, and that it has suspen
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Hiring risk executives to protect US banks backfired, contributing to 2008 crashWhen America's major banks created executive positions to reduce exposure to financial risk more than a decade ago, their intent was similar to an employer who designates a fire warden to protect a workplace against smoke and flames.
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Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universeThe international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas - the raw material which fuels star formation throughout the universe - in three of the most distant clusters of gal
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. The research was supported by the Australian Research Council and has been published in the journal Monthly Notices of t
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Why a Toaster Is a Design Triumph Last year I fell in love with a toaster. It looks like most others. A brushed, stainless-steel housing. Four slots, to accommodate the whole family’s bread-provisioning needs. It is alluring but modest, perched atop the counter on proud haunches. But at a time when industry promises disruptive innovation , Breville, the Australian manufacturer of my toaster, offers something truly new and useful
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Are Eclipse Goggles a Scam? Water is wet. The sky is blue. The sun is bright. Okay, no, but the sun is really bright. Really, really bright. “Even when 99 percent of the sun is blocked out by the moon, the amount of light is still 10,000 times stronger than a full moon,” says Alex Young, the associate director for science in the heliophysics division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “So even when there’s 1 percent of
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Frosted glass obscures quantum information Enlarge (credit: Today is a good day ) Quantum key distribution is supposed to provide a high degree of certainty in the security of secret keys. That certainty is based on the laws of physics, and all attacks against quantum keys have exploited implementation weaknesses, rather than the underlying physics. Unlike mathematical methods of encryption, quantum key distribution does not provide a key
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Authorities Shut Down Two Major Dark Web Markets Photo: Europol Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down, US and European authorities announced. The marketplaces offered drugs, weapons, forged documents, and malware. AlphaBay, the larger of the two sites, hosted around 369,000 listings for various items at the time of its seizure, the US Department of Justice said. AlphaBay went down unexpectedly earlier this month, p
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Aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide ratesA new study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an aboriginal community in northern Ontario, and its significantly lower rates of mental health services utilization and suicide, suggests that a strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land are significant factors to positive mental health outcomes in this region. The study findings are published in the August 2017
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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue are linked to cancer-related changesNew research provides insight into how changes that occur with age may predispose breast tissue cells to becoming cancerous. Specifically, the study demonstrates that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. This new data provides insight into how certain molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue itself may cont
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist.
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Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinkingFewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study.
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to new research. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. Slowing down boats makes it more difficult for manatees to detect and locate approaching boats. An innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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Setting the record straight: PPIs do not cause DementiaSeveral studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research puts these claims to rest, experts say. The study authors report that there is no convincing evidence to support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk.
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Fernanda weakens to Tropical StormAs of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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NASA imagery shows disorganized Tropical Depression 8EInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a lack of organized circulation in Tropical Depression 8E. The storm is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fernanda to the west and Tropical Storm Greg to the east.
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Even gecko grip has its limits While geckos have amazing adhesive strength, a new theoretical study finds that adhesion has its limits and geckos still experience falls. Geckos climb vertically up trees, walls, and even windows, thanks to pads on the digits of their feet that employ a huge number of tiny bristles and hooks. Scientists have long marveled at the gecko’s adhesive capabilities, which have been described as 100 tim
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Scientists discover combined sensory map for heat, humidity in fly brainNorthwestern University neuroscientists now can visualize how fruit flies sense and process humidity and temperature together through a 'sensory map' within their brains, according to new research. The findings could one day help researchers better understand how the human brain simultaneously processes humidity and temperature and might influence how humans control for mosquitoes in cities and pr
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Hiring risk executives to protect US banks backfired, contributing to 2008 crashWhy did America's biggest banks become heavily exposed to high-risk derivatives in the lead-up to the recent credit crisis? Researchers found the trend wasn't just driven by banks' enthusiasm for profits. Instead, government efforts to dampen bank risk-taking backfired by putting champions of risk into power. Chief Risk Officers put in place to oversee risk management encouraged banks to increase
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Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccineAs outlined in a study published today in Nature, lead author Devin Sok, Director, Antibody Discovery and Development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), reports the elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans. The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when ne
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Innate reaction of hematopoietic stem cells to severe infectionsResearchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide -- that is, without signals from growth factors. This direct production of defensive cells damages hematopoiesis in the long term, however, which could lead to malignant hematopoietic stem cell diseases at advanced age.
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New research uncovers a cause of schizophreniaA new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that genetic defects may damage the supporting cells of the brain -- the glial cells -- which may lead to a number of brain disorders, including schizophrenia. The study is based on groundbreaking tests with mice whose brains were colonized with human glial cells.
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Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing methodCRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can be used by researchers to direct the CRISPR-cas9 complex to cut DNA with exquisite, unprecedented precision.
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Faulty support cells disrupt communication in brains of people with schizophreniaNew research has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia. When researchers transplanted human brain cells generated from individuals diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia into mice, the animal's nerve cell networks did not mature properly and the mice exhibited the same anti-social and anxious behaviors seen in people with the disease.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report on July 20 in Current Biology. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones whe
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Scientists reveal how patterns of brain activity direct specific body movementsNew research by Columbia scientists offers fresh insight into how the brain tells the body to move, from simple behaviors like walking, to trained movements that may take years to master. The discovery in mice advances knowledge of how cells in the motor cortex -- the brain's movement center -- communicate with muscles, and may help researchers better understand what happens in injury or disease,
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What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere Health Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared. There are a few things you can do to treat a broken limb in the wilderness. Read on.
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Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s StrideBolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom.
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Trilobites: A Sensor on Your Skin That Looks and Feels Like a Temporary TattooResearchers have developed a new breathable, wearable sensor that can monitor vital signals without irritating skin.
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Join io9 on Our Tour of San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Photo: Eleanor Fye This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and the convention is piled to the ceiling with people, panels, and parades of amazing cosplay. io9 takes you to the floor of the convention for all the jaw-dropping film and TV displays, artist interviews, and generally taking in everything that Comic-Con has to offer. Join us!
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Con artists took me for a ride. Here’s how to protect yourselfAs a psychologist who's peered into the minds of psychopathic cheats and fallen victim to con artists, here's what to look out for, says Marc Swogger
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What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole.
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A changing society: 100 is the new 80When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases than those who died aged 90 to 99, or 80 to 89.
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Grasslands restoration is working in the soil, tooA new study finds that tallgrass prairie restoration at a large Illinois preserve is working at a foundational level -- in the soil. Bacteria in the soil are recolonizing and recovering on their own to resemble soil found in remnant prairies. The study shows that a carefully managed restoration can produce successes even beyond easily-recognized plant and animal biodiversity.
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Saliva as good as blood for diagnosing hepatitis E, study suggestsA saliva test nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.
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Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
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Wired
'Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age' Review: Giving an Oddity New Room to BreatheSquare Enix's new re-release offers a rare chance to revisit a polarizing but brilliant game in fresh light.
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Ars Technica
FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments Enlarge / John Oliver takes on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in net neutrality segment. (credit: HBO Last Week Tonight ) The US Federal Communications Commission says it has no written analysis of DDoS attacks that hit the commission's net neutrality comment system in May. In its response to a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request filed by Gizmodo , the FCC said its analysis of DDoS attacks "stemmed
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The Limits of 'Made in America' Economics The White House has branded this, the 29th week of the year, “Made in America” week. As part of the week, administration officials are promoting American products and outlining a strategy to roll back the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that their policies will boost wages for the middle class and create jobs in manufacturing communities. “We’re going to end up having a level playing
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Anything They Can Do, Trump Can Do Better The transcript of Donald Trump’s interview yesterday with the New York Times runs over 7,000 words. But you can boil down its essence to two words: I’m better. No matter what the subject, Trump finds someone to compare himself to. And in every comparison, he comes out the winner. The Times reporters start the interview by asking Trump about health care, where the Senate—by refusing to even vote o
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Why Exxon Was Fined $2 Million Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET The U.S. Treasury Department slapped a $2 million fine on Exxon Mobil for violating Russia-related sanctions in 2014 when Rex Tillerson, who is now the U.S. secretary of state, was the company’s CEO. The energy giant said it was legally challenging the action. At issue are the sanctions the U.S. imposed on Russia following its invasion in 2014 of Ukraine’s Crimea and an en
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The Inadvisable President Maybe it should come as little surprise that a man who, until summer of 2015, was most famous for firing people , is not a good boss. Yet President Trump’s comments Wednesday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions , delivered in an interview with The New York Times , still take one’s breath away. “Look, Sessions gets the job. Right after he gets the job, he recuses himself,” Trump said . “So Jeff S
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Phelps Vs. Shark: 3D Painting by Wesley Allsbrook | SHARK WEEK #SharkWeek | Starts Sunday on Discovery Artist Wesley Allsbrook depicts Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time, facing off against the ocean's most powerful predator in this 3D painting. Check out the artwork in 360° on the Discovery VR channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jD_QqCv9JY See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/Sub
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The Biem Butter Sprayer Solves My Most Pressing First World Problem GIF I hate getting anything greasy on my hands. That includes moisturizer, sunscreen, olive oil, margarine, and butter. Until recently I had reserved myself to living a life of dry toast and flavorless corn-on-the-cob, but then a one-trick kitchen gadget came along with exactly the one-trick I desperately wanted. You might assume there are only two types of people who would want a gadget like the
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Telling languages apart may begin in the womb A month before birth, fetuses can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and in Japanese. “Research suggests that human language development may start really early—a few days after birth,” says Utako Minai, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas. “Babies a few days old have been shown to be sensitive to the rhythmic differences between languages. Previous
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Elephant Seals Can Recognize Rhythm And Pitch A new study reveals that elephant seals memorize the rhythm and pitch of individual voices. That means that the massive sea mammals know who's who, just by the sound of their voice. (Image credit: Nicolas Mathevon/Current Biology)
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Scientists get best measure of star-forming material in galaxy clusters in early universeThe international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from several of the world's most powerful telescopes to carry out one of the largest studies yet of molecular gas -- the raw material which fuels star formation throughout the universe -- in three of the most distant clusters of g
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NASA imagery shows disorganized Tropical Depression 8EInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed a lack of organized circulation in Tropical Depression 8E. The storm is sandwiched between Tropical Storm Fernanda to the west and Tropical Storm Greg to the east.
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Elephant seals recognize rivals by the tempo of their callsThe distinct sputtering-lawnmower sound of a male elephant seal’s call has a tempo that broadcasts his identity to competitors.
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Library of CRISPR targeting sequences increases power of the gene-editing methodCRISPR, the gene-editing technology that has taken biology by storm, is now more powerful than ever. Scientists have assembled a library of RNA sequences that can be used by researchers to direct the CRISPR-cas9 complex to cut DNA with exquisite, unprecedented precision.
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Elephant seals recognize each other by the rhythm of their callsEvery day, humans pick up on idiosyncrasies such as slow drawls, high-pitched squeaks, or hints of accents to put names to voices from afar. This ability may not be as unique as once thought, researchers report on July 20 in Current Biology. They find that unlike all other non-human mammals, northern elephant seal males consider the spacing and timing of vocal pulses in addition to vocal tones whe
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A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven yearsMaintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots -- by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability.
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Hot dogs: Is climate change impacting populations of African wild dogs?Climate change may be harming the future of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) by impacting the survival rates of pups, according to one of the first studies on how shifting temperatures are impacting tropical species.
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Heat tweet: Users flock to Twitter when temperatures riseResearchers have examined the impact rising temperatures have on Twitter activity, and how government officials use the social media tool to warn the general public of heatwave conditions.
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New target for chronic pain identifiedDiscovery of a phosphorylation event outside of the cell offers a new avenue for targeting chronic and pathologic pain, a new study reports.
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Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or moreEscarpia laminata lives on the sea floor, where food is plentiful and predators are absent – a perfect environment for longevity
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Big Bang gravitational effect observed in lab crystal Phenomenon thought to occur only in exotic, high-energy physics environments seen in quantum material. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22338
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Cold Brew, Philips Hue, a Metal Lightning Cable, and the Rest of Thursday's Best Deals The last chance to preorder and save on Anker’s truly wireless earbuds , the simplest cold brew coffee maker , and the Philips Hue White starter kit lead off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Liberty+ from Zolo (Anker) Anker’s take on truly wireless earbuds is finally here, and you can save a lot by preordering through Kickst
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5,000-Year-Long Tsunami Record Found in Guano-Encrusted Sumatran CaveThe discovery of sediment layers in a seaside cave represents the longest record of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, and the clearest record of tsunamis anywhere in the world.
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Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world useFrom aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform th
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Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinkingFewer Australian teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Aussie students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers.
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Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holesAstronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. The research was supported by the Australian Research Council and has been published in the journal Monthly Notices of t
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Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty miceAs student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches.
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Fernanda weakens to Tropical StormAs of 5 a.m. July 20 (0900 UTC), Fernanda had weakened to tropical storm status. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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Study finds aboriginal community with strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land has lower suicide ratesA University of Guelph-Humber funded study investigating mental health perceptions and practices of an aboriginal community in northern Ontario, and its significantly lower rates of mental health services utilization and suicide, suggests that a strong ethno-cultural identity and connection to the land are significant factors to positive mental health outcomes in this region.The study findings are
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Using a pig model to study chronic diseases may help minimize drug failure rateScientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers.
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Is a One-of-a-Kind Space Odyssey Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a film that refuses to let a single action sequence play out simply. Its director, Luc Besson, has long excelled at set pieces with a twist—think of the backwards car chase in his last feature, Lucy. But for his newest project, he’s painting on a far grander canvas: A tense showdown at an alien bazaar unfolds in two different dimensions that exist in
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The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago , there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex , and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before
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The Dilemma of the Burqini I didn’t associate Massachusetts beaches with burqinis—or with Muslims, for that matter. But my family and I were on vacation, and there was a woman in the water wearing the full-body swimsuit. Next to me on the beach, two friends were talking somewhat loudly. The woman said, “That’s what they were trying to do in France”—ban burqinis. Her friend responded nonchalantly, as if he couldn’t imagine
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US, European police say 'dark web' markets shut downUS and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge "dark web" marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and guns.
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Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine birdWildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot bird, one of the world's most endangered, raising hopes of its continuing survival, the researchers announced Thursday.
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1 amino acid may give some whales teeth Reserchers have found that a variation in a single amino acid in a key receptor in whales may explain why some species are sleek hunters (like orcas) while others are gargantuan filter feeders (like humpbacks). Roger Cone of the University of Michigan is an obesity researcher who studies the melanocortin system. Just like the thermostat on a wall determines how much heat energy is in a room, the
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Odd grains like einkorn are making a comeback Just a few kinds of white and wheat flour dominated the markets for a century, but ancient and heritage varieties of wheat are making a comeback. A new project shows which modern, ancient, and heritage wheat varieties are most adapted for Northeastern and north-central climates under organic conditions and best processing practices. As reported in the Journal of Cereal Science , the project also
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Cersei's Summons in the Latest Game of Thrones Is Westeros' Nastiest 'Dear Jon' Letter Still: HBO In the season seven premiere of Game of Thrones , Queen Cersei sent a message to Winterfell, demanding Jon Snow come to King’s Landing and swear fealty to her. Now we have her summons, and it’s just as kind and courteous as you’d expect it would be, which is to say not in the slightest. HBO has released an image of the full letter that Queen Cersei sent Jon Snow. During the episode, Jo
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Deep Learning Creates Earth-like Terrain by Studying NASA Satellite ImagesVideo games could soon be set in realistic worlds generated on demand.
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Enhancing the resilience of the nation's electricity system: reportWith growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should work closely with utility operators and other stakeholders to improve cyber and physical security and resilience, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals. Two varieties of songbird—zebra finch and European starling—were found to shed mercury accumulation with their feathers in a recent study.
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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stressWhen disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
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UK-built pollution monitoring satellite ready for launch The Sentinel-5P spacecraft is designed to monitor the pollution that causes a reported tens of thousands of deaths every year in the UK Last year, the European Space Agency launched the Trace Gas Orbiter to Mars. It is designed to look for methane – a key tracer of life – to determine if Martian microbes are present on the red planet . Now, ESA is preparing to launch another spacecraft to look at
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Advanced Vision Algorithm Helps Robots Learn to See in 3DResearchers are improving the ability of robots to identify three-dimensional objects even if their shape is partially obscured.
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Unusual Phobia: Researchers Suggest New Reason for Fear of BubblesTrypophobia is an unusual phobia -- people feel strongly disgusted when they see clusters of circle-shaped objects, such as bubbles or holes.
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Why Dog Breeds Look So Very Different, But Cats Don'tWhy don't pedigreed cats show the extremes in body size and shape that dog breeds do?
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Boeing Starliner Astronauts Are Going to Have the Most Space Punk Boots Image Courtesy of Reebok Astronauts are golden retrievers of human beings. The rest of us have to live vicariously through their resplendent existences while we sit back and watch hours of cats reacting to fidget spinners . Now, Reebok has decided to make our astronaut envy even worse—it’s finally revealed the space boots for Boeing Starliner astronauts and goddamn are they fly. The kicks are apt
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Engaging Islamic religious leaders to improve African-American Muslim women's attitudes towards breastfeedingWhile research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman's social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African-American Muslims.
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Study predicts heart cell's response to dwindling oxygenMIT researchers have developed a model that predicts a single heart cell's response to dwindling supplies of oxygen. Specifically, it evaluates a cell's ability to keep producing ATP -- a cell's primary fuel source -- and stay alive, even as it is increasingly deprived of oxygen.
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Study offers potential diagnostic and prognostic tools for HIV-associated neurocognitive disordersUAlberta researchers believe they have a clearer picture of why people living with HIV so commonly suffer from dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. They found a number of critical peroxisomal proteins were virtually absent in the brains of HIV patients. The team believes the finding offers a strong clue as to the underlying cause of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and that i
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Could sharks help save shipping industry billions?Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
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Search and rescue dogs do their jobs despite travel stressWhen disaster strikes, you want the very best tools, functioning at their peak. In the case of catastrophic earthquakes, tornadoes, or even bombings in war zones, those tools are search and rescue dogs. But researchers have found that getting dogs to disaster sites can add to the animals' stress.
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Enhancing the resilience of the nation's electricity systemWith growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should work closely with utility operators and other stakeholders to improve cyber and physical security and resilience, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of S
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Concurrent chemotherapy, proton therapy improves survival in patients with advanced lung cancerFor patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Is mental health associated with perception of nasal function?A study of preoperative patients for rhinoplasty suggests poor mental well-being and low self-esteem were associated with poorer perceptions of nasal function, according to a new study published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Laser treatment reduces eye floatersPatients reported improvement in symptoms of eye floaters after treatment with a laser, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-brca mutations in ashkenazi Jewish womenGenetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. A new article published by JAMA Oncology examines the likelihood of carrying another cancer-predisposing mutation in BRCA1, BRCA2 or another breast cancer gene among women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with breast cancer who do not carry one of the founder mutations.
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NIH-supported scientists elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV in calvesScientists supported by the National Institutes of Health have achieved a significant step forward, eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) to HIV by immunizing calves. The findings offer insights for HIV vaccine design, and support further study of modified bovine antibodies as HIV therapeutics or prevention tools in humans, scientists reported in a paper published online today in Natur
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Taste and health affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beveragesTo learn more about what affects consumer decisions regarding fluid milk purchases, researchers used surveys, conjoint analysis, and means-end-chain analysis to uncover the underlying values among dairy milk and nondairy beverage consumers. The results of the study highlighted the most important factors for both milk and nondairy beverages, which were the same: they must be healthy and taste good.
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Day-to-day experiences affect awareness of aging, moodA study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change -- and how that awareness affects one's mood.
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Heart health: A sodium surpriseIrregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition.
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Immune-cell numbers predict response to combination immunotherapy in melanomaWhether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study.
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Surprising Scientists, 2017 Could Be among Hottest on RecordGlobal temperatures this year have been 1.64 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump’s plan to cut global health research may cost US billionsPresident Trump wants to fund less research into diseases that affect poor countries, but an analysis suggests such research hugely benefits the US itself
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Mud eel’s wonky body may help it ambush preyA pair of sea-floor-dwelling eels found off the coast of West Africa have lopsided features that may help them operate as ‘sit-and-wait’ ambush predators
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with AmazonSears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa.
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Google Street View finally captures missing AustriaGoogle's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular online service showing 360-degree pictures of places around the world.
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A Keen-Eyed Robot Goes to Work for a Paralyzed VeteranThe Human Support Robot makes its way into the real world, giving a paralyzed veteran extra independence.
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The 5 Best Apps for Sketching on an iPad Pro: Photoshop Sketch, Procreate, Pixelmator, Concepts, Inspire ProWe review drawing apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil. Two are free, the rest are between $5 and $8
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1 in 3 Cases of Dementia Could Be Prevented by Healthier LifestylesStrategies aimed at helping people to be healthy could help to decrease the global numbers of dementia cases.
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How Jon Batiste Made 'Battle Hymn' Bittersweet In November 1861, the poet Julia Ward Howe took the melody of the abolitionist singalong “John Brown’s Body” and added a new set of lyrics meant to inspire the Union to righteous victory. The editors of The Atlantic published those lyrics in February 1862 with the title “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” christening a patriotic standard that would accompany not only the Civil War but also the Civ
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Can Lasers Blast Away Those Weird Squiggles at the Corners of Your Vision? GIF Image: Alvesgaspar/Wikimedia Commons/Ryan F. Mandelbaum You’re staring at the sky on a sunny day when you notice, in the corner of your eye, a transparent squiggle floating slowly across the blue. You try and focus on it, but it eludes your glance, refusing to be resolved. No matter where you look, the squiggle knows. What you’ve got is a floater, a tiny piece of protein floating around the v
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The Strange Topology That Is Reshaping PhysicsTopological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica
Windows XP, Vista buried by Blizzard Enlarge / Appropriately enough, I don't see the Blizzard Launcher on this familiar Windows XP desktop image... If you're using an operating system that's over a decade old to play Blizzard games, we have some bad news for you. Starting in October, Blizzard says it will "begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft , StarCraft II , Diablo III , Hearthst
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Molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue are linked to cancer-related changesNew research provides insight into how changes that occur with age may predispose breast tissue cells to becoming cancerous. Specifically, the study demonstrates that regions in the genome where DNA methylation changes occur with age are particularly sensitive to disruption in cancer. This new data provides insight into how certain molecular changes with age in normal breast tissue itself may cont
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A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to 7 yearsMaintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life.
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Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminantsMercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback.
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Most primary care physicians can't identify all risk factors for prediabetesResearchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs' knowledge of current professional guidelines for such
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In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better healthBiologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult. The scientists showed that an early-life disruption of the gut and skin bacterial communities of tadpoles later affects the adult frogs' ability to fight off parasitic gut worms.
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants - sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Our brains synchronize during a conversationThe rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other, concludes a new study. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication.
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Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah FeldmanThe divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism -- and a hopef
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Study finds Nachusa Grasslands restoration is working in the soil, tooSummer is abloom at Nachusa Grasslands, where the warmth of July is igniting an explosion of color. Purple coneflowers point to the sky. Big bluestem grass sways in the breeze. Monarch butterflies flutter among delicate pink milkweed flowers.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots—by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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Young adult cancer survivors struggle to get back to normalCancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.
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University of Sussex to carry out vital skin cancer research thanks to new grantThe Spencer Lab has been awarded a £428K grant to research a protein present in high amounts in melanoma.
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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demandAfter a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability.
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Study finds restoration at Illinois prairie is working in the soil, tooA Northern Illinois University study finds that tallgrass prairie restoration at a large Illinois preserve is working at a foundational level -- in the soil. Bacteria in the soil are recolonizing and recovering on their own to resemble soil found in remnant prairies. The study shows that a carefully managed restoration can produce successes even beyond plant and animal biodiversity.
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A sodium surpriseIrregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition.
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The Latest Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer Is an Incredible Spyfi Spectacle GIF The next Kingsman movie is going to examine the very special relationship shared by the U.S. and the United Kingdom... mainly by having both country’s spy agencies, the Kingsman and the Statesmen, take the piss out of each other. But on top of that, it’s going to give us some truly spectacular action, too. This latest red band trailer—so yes, it’s a little NSFW for those who can’t watch, say,
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesCheap, plastic toys—no manufacturer necessary. The 2020 toy and game market is projected to be $135 billion, and 3-D printing brings those profits home.
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Atari's 'Speakerhat' Is the Asshat Asshats Have Been Waiting For Credit: Atari You’ve probably called someone an asshat before. But do you know what an asshat literally is? It’s this. This Speakerhat is an asshat. It is a hat with two embedded speakers and a microphone that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s for the casual hat-wearer who wants to bathe their face in music, but also doesn’t care if they’re annoying the shit out of everyone in their gene
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Videoer: Begrav dig i hundredvis af sjældne testflyvningerNasa er i færd med at uploade optagelser fra de sidste 60 år, spækket med landinger, take-off’s og spektakulære testflyvninger, der sommetider ikke gik helt som planlagt.
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewaterMunicipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found.
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The Atlantic
Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer or Not? Senator John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis is likely to revive a persistent and complex question about the safety of wireless technologies, like cellphones, that emit electromagnetic radiation. For years, researchers have explored whether cellphone use can increase a person’s likelihood of getting cancer. And for years their findings have been mixed—and in many cases controversial. The consensu
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Sen. John McCain's Brain Cancer: What Are Glioblastomas?Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma, his office said yesterday (July 19).
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Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climateMore than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.
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A super-algae to save our seasCoral reefs are our most diverse marine habitat. They provide over US$30 billion to the world economy every year and directly support over 500 million people. However, they are vulnerable with climate change impact models predicting that most of our coral reefs will be eradicated within this century if we do not act immediately to protect them.
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Study finds day-to-day experiences affect awareness of aging, moodA study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change -- and how that awareness affects one's mood.
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Cucumbers in space provide insights on root growthScientists have untangled the competing influences of water and gravity on plant roots -- by growing cucumbers during spaceflight.
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelvesPeople have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself manufacturing -- making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository -- has a multi-million-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.
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Report links USGov global health funding to thousands of US jobs, millions lives savedPresident Trump's proposal to slash public investments in the fight against global threats such as malaria, Ebola and AIDS would imperil programs that generate thousands of jobs in the United States, as they deliver breakthrough innovations that are saving millions of lives around the world, according to a new report issued today from the Global Health Technologies Coalition.
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Even Intel Thinks Wearables Don't Stand a Chance Intel, Tag Heuer, and Google launched a $1550 smartwatch just back in March. (Image: Tag Heuer) Wearables are out and augmented reality is in over at Intel. CNBC is reporting that Intel completely shuttered its wearables division just two weeks ago, and the New Technologies group that housed the division is now focused on augmented reality. From one fad to another, Intel is trying to chase the ne
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Beat the Summer Heat With This $19 Cold Brew Coffee Maker Takeya Cold Brew Maker , $19 Iced coffee is a brilliant way to sell people ice for the price of coffee (which is mostly water to begin with). Cold brew on the other hand is a different process that results in less acidity, among other benefits, and you can do it yourself at home with this top-selling Takeya, now down to $19 on Amazon . This non-coffee drinker bought one of these last year, and I’
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'Social media triangulation' provides new approach for emergency respondersDuring emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and his colleagues at the Center for Crisis, Community, and Civic (3C) Informatics are working to address this need by introduci
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Why was MacronLeaks' influence limited in the French election?A few days before the presidential election in France this year, documents purported to contain unverified information that was damaging to Emmanuel Macron's campaign were leaked online, just before a nationwide moratorium on media election coverage began.
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Ars Technica
DOJ announces official takedown of AlphaBay, world’s largest Dark Web market Enlarge (credit: portal gda ) Department of Justice officials announced Thursday in Washington, DC that they had shut down notorious online Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay in conjunction with law enforcement across several countries. Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein said that Dutch authorities also shut down Hansa Market, another Tor-hidden underground drug market. Acting Director of the FBI
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AI suggests recipe for a dish just by studying a photo of itAn algorithm trained on over one million online recipes can tell you what's in a dish and how to make it
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Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different dietThe Przewalski's horse, also called Takhi or Mongolian wild horse, is the only remaining wild horse species. In 1969, wild horses were officially declared extinct. However, a few animals survived in captivity. In 1992, first captive bred wild horses were returned to the wild.
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Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNADetermining which fish are living in various bodies of water can be a daunting task for scientists studying those populations. Identifying invasive or endangered species, for example, has often relied on the ability to catch them.
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Størstedelen af verdens plastik er endt som affaldSiden 1950erne har verden produceret 8,3 milliarder tons plastik. Størstedelen er allerede endt på lossepladser eller i naturen, viser ny analyse. I Danmark er vi dog bedre til genbrug.
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Genius Converts an '80s Intercom Into a Google Home With Raspberry Pi All photos: Instructables / MisterM When it comes to homebrew projects, Google is actually a pretty cool company. Unlike some of its rivals in Silicon Valley—particularly in Cupertino—the search giant sometimes likes to help people hack into its hardware and make it their own. The latest example of this fine tradition helped one crafty British man turn a vintage intercom into a working version of
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When the Selfie Turns SacreligiousEven the world's most stunning holy places are overrun with selfie-takers. Has Instagram officially made us all solipsists?
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A changing society -- 100 is the new 80When it comes to aging successfully and remaining in good health, are centenarians the perfect role models? Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying illness trajectories in centenarians during the final years of their lives. According to their findings, people who died aged 100 or older suffered fewer diseases than those who died aged 90 to 99, or 80 to 89. The find
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New mutations related to hereditary neuroendocrine tumorsThe presence of a germline mutation in the GOT2 gene found in a patient with metastasis gives rise to increased activity of the encoder enzyme. Furthermore, the authors describe extraordinarily rare mutations in two patients: one in the SDHC gene and another in the IDH1. Finally, by way of an extension study focused on more than 60 patients with these neuroendocrine tumors, a new susceptibility ge
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Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticlesAn electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the involvement of Polish scientists and described in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, holds
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Taste and health affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beveragesTo learn more about what affects consumer decisions regarding fluid milk purchases, researchers from North Carolina State University used surveys, conjoint analysis, and means-end-chain analysis to uncover the underlying values among dairy milk and nondairy beverage consumers. The results of the study highlighted the most important factors for both milk and nondairy beverages, which were the same:
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Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows researchPeople who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath.
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Family factors may influence a child's temperamentA new article addresses ongoing conversations about bridging the gap between practice and research within the field of family therapy.
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Intel shuts down group working on wearables and fitness trackers Enlarge / Intel-powered Tag Heuer smartwatch. Intel was once moving full-steam ahead into wearables, but that effort has apparently come to an end. Reports at the end of last year claimed the company was looking to step back from wearables, but Intel denied those rumors. Now a report from CNBC cites a source that claims Intel completely shut down its wearables division about two weeks ago. The re
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Kaisa Matomäki Dreams of Primes Prime numbers are the central characters in mathematics, the indivisible elements from which all other numbers are constructed. Around 300 B.C., Euclid proved that there’s an infinite number of them. Millennia later, in the late 19th century, mathematicians refined Euclid’s result and proved that the number of prime numbers over any very large interval between 1 and some number, x , is roughly x
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When Older Drugs are Better DrugsPharmaceutical firms want doctors to use the newest medications on the market—but that’s not always the right choice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Science of Passionate SexHow to have hot sex, according to science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Adderall might improve your test scores – but so could a placeboSome students take ADHD drugs to improve their academic performance. A trial suggests Adderall can work in this way, but it’s largely due to the placebo effect
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Refusing boys HPV vaccine saves the NHS cash but is bad scienceA UK advisory committee has decided that it isn’t cost effective to give boys a vaccine that wards off cancer, but that ignores the reality of teenagers’ sex lives
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Individual personal pensions fare worse than group pensions, shows researchPeople who take out an individual personal pension can expect lower returns than those who invest in a group personal pension plan, suggests new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.
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Britain's Johnson meets high-tech robots in JapanBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan's high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desertA boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.
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China orders tech firms to ramp up censorshipChina has ordered the country's biggest technology firms to immediately "rectify" violations and shut accounts that publish "bad information", in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web.
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Lions and lambs—can you solve this classic game theory puzzle?How many lions does it take to kill a lamb? The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Not, at least, according to game theory.
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Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climateMore than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.
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The way rivers function reflects their ecological status and is rarely exploredA study conducted by a UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country research group within the framework of the European Globaqua project proposes going beyond the study of river ecosystems and incorporating into the studies routinely carried out a set of processes that regulate not only the fluxes of matter but also the fluxes of energy within an ecosystem. In a recently published paper, the group is
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewaterMunicipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa found.
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Sexual health clinics should ask about abuseTraining clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.
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'Social media triangulation' provides new approach for emergency respondersDuring emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and his colleagues at the Center for Crisis, Community, and Civic (3C) Informatics are working to address this need by introduci
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A super-algae to save our seasSolutions to climate change, and particularly its effects on the ocean, are needed now more than ever. Coral bleaching caused by climate change is a huge threat to coral reefs. Recent extreme bleaching events have already killed corals worldwide and permanent destruction of reefs is projected within the century if immediate action is not taken. However, genetically engineering a group of microalga
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Microscopic silk cocoons may facilitate drug designMicrofluidics technology enables silk protein capsules to self-assemble
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Our brains synchronise during a conversationThe rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other. This is the conclusion of a study published in the magazine Scientific Reports, led by the Basque research centre BCBL. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication.
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Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticlesProbiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.
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Social scientists reveal structure of AIDS denialist online communitiesHSE researchers examined the structure of online communities of Russian AIDS denialists -- people who deny the reality of HIV and AIDS -- and the manner in which they spread their ideas. The findings are published in American Behavioral Scientist
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Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' dietsNutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' diets, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Assessment of bone density and fracture history can predict long-term fracture riskFactors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual's risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years.
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Why was MacronLeaks' influence limited in the French election?A research leader at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute has found that #Macronleaks was mostly shared by foreigners outside of France.
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I Sure Hope This Adorable Kid-Sized Landspeeder Can Hold a 180-Pound Adult [Updated] GIF It’s time to dig out and update the ol’ “why wasn’t this available when I was a kid?!’ list because buried in the day one Comic-Con news dump was this fantastic drivable X-34 Landspeeder from Radio Flyer that lets a pair of kids zoom across the sands at a blistering five miles per hour. The Landspeeder features an interactive dashboard with light-up buttons and sounds taken from the original
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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This Biomarker Could Predict Whether You Should Cut Carbs or Fat to Lose Weight Nutritional science has increasingly begun to discover that the optimal diet should be an individualized solution, determined by many factors. Read More
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A Third of Dementia Cases Could Be Preventable, Says New Report Image: AP Photo/David Duprey Dementia could seem inevitable as relatives age and begin to suffer from heartbreaking memory loss. Almost 50 million people lived with it in 2015, and the disease could cost the world a trillion dollars by 2018. But there’s hope. A new report from a commissioned team of doctors found that lifestyle changes could prevent or postpone a third of dementia cases. Analyzin
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Dogs Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNAResearchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
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Image of the Day: Whale VisionVideo footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants' lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.
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Ground-based images of planets obtained by Pic-Net Pro-Am teamThe first observing run of a collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers to monitor our planetary neighbours has resulted in some of the best planetary images ever taken from the ground.
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Scientists design promising new cathode for sodium-based batteriesScientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and low-cost sodium are of great interest to both scientists and industry as they could facilitate a more cost-efficient production process for grid-scale energy storage systems, consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The discovery was a collaborat
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Probability that the quantum world obeys local realism is less than one in a billion, experiment shows(Phys.org)—Physicists have reported some of the strongest evidence yet that that the quantum world does not obey local realism by demonstrating new evidence for the existence of quantum entanglement. By performing an essentially loophole-free Bell test, they have shown that two atoms separated by a distance of a quarter of a mile share correlations that should be impossible under the hypothesis of
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First-time 3-D imaging of internal magnetic patternsMagnets are found in motors, in energy production and in data storage. A deeper understanding of the basic properties of magnetic materials could therefore impact our everyday technology. A study by Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland, the ETH Zurich and the University of Glasgow has the potential to further this understanding.
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'Invasive' species have been around much longer than believedThe DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience funded researchers based in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies and in the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand have used fossil pollen records to solve an ongoing debate regarding invasive plant species in eastern Lesotho.
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Ingenious AI Converts Images of Food Into a List of Ingredients Image: Social Media Dinner/ Flickr Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos of food. The artificially intelligent system still needs some fine tuning, but this tool could eventually help us learn to cook, count calories, and track our eating habits. Imagine being able to snap a picture of a
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Why Germany Is Warning Its Citizens About Travel to Turkey Germany says it is rethinking its policies toward Turkey following the arrest of a German human-rights activist for his alleged terrorist activity, marking a new low in relations between the two countries. “We want Turkey to be a part of the West, or at least remain in its current position, but it takes two to tango,” Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Thursday in Berlin. “I cannot make out any
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Reducing inflammation protects stem cells during wound repairScientists have found a new way to protect stem cells from harsh inflammation during wound repair. In a study recently published in the journal Cytotherapy, researchers in India discovered that treating mice with a common anti-inflammatory drug called celecoxib promoted stem cell survival and healing when they injected the cells into wounds.
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The first light atomic nucleus with a second faceTo some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei look like spheres which in most cases are distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an extremely brief moment, after which it returns to its original state. A relatively permanent 'second face' of atomic nuclei has so far only been observed in the most massive elements. In a spectacular ex
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Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different dietThe preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna found out through tail hair analysis that before their extinction in the wild Przewalski's horses had been on a different diet than today. Thanks to improved societal attitude, the horses have now access to richer pastures. In former times, the wild horses
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major stormfront striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than goodSlower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow down boats in manatee habitats may actually be doing more harm than good. However, an innovative alerting device is proving to deliver a better solution.
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Immune-cell numbers predict response to combination immunotherapy in melanomaWhether a melanoma patient will better respond to a single immunotherapy drug or two in combination depends on the abundance of certain white blood cells within their tumors, according to a new study conducted by UC San Francisco researchers joined by physicians from UCSF Health.
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Perceiving oneself as less physically active than peers is linked to a shorter lifespanStanford researchers found that US adults who believed that they were less active than their peers died younger than those who believed they were more active -- even if their actual activity levels were similar.
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Self-proclaimed slackers may be sabotaging own healthPeople who think they're less active than others their age have a greater chance of dying younger than people who perceive themselves as more active, even if their actual activity levels are the same, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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Alzheimer's drug cuts hallmark inflammation related to metabolic syndrome by 25 percentFeinstein Institute researchers repurpose existing medicationwith healing properties traced to ancient Greeks.
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Opening the lid on criminal sentencing softwareIn 2013, a Wisconsin man named Eric Loomis was convicted of fleeing an officer and driving a car without the owner's consent.
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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuriesAn elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student.
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants – sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Simplifying complexityThe flight dynamics experts working on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission meet regularly to assess progress of the spacecraft's almost-year-long aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars.
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Blue Ella review: Planar magnetic tech sounds great, but costs too much Enlarge Specs at a glance: Blue Ella Driver Type Planar magnetic Impedance 50 ohms Passive, 10 ohms Active Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz Amplifier Output power: 250mW THD+N: Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz SNR: >101 dB Noise: Battery 1000mAh Weight 481g (16.97 oz) Size Outer dimensions (closed): 21cm x 14cm x 12cm Outer dimensions (open): 18cm x 29cm x 12cm Other perks Soft carry case 1.2-meter au
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Monsoon storms fewer but more extremeMonsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona.
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Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?In Italy, firefighters across the country are battling hundreds of wildfires, the flames fanned by a combination of heat and drought.
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Shifting storms to bring extreme waves, seaside damage to once placid areasThe world's most extensive study of a major storm front striking the coast has revealed a previously unrecognised danger from climate change: as storm patterns fluctuate, waterfront areas once thought safe are likely to be hammered and damaged as never before.
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New Avengers: Infinity War Picture Teases a Magical Team Up The latest attempt to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers has found its writer. Fox wants to bring the world of Mega Man to the big screen. T.J. Miller hypes up the humor of Deadpool 2 . Plus, new Dark Tower footage, a familiar face returns to The X-Files , and when to expect The Walking Dead ’s return. To me, my Spoilers! Avengers: Infinity War A new supposed behind-the-scenes image from filmi
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Nesting aids make agricultural fields attractive for beesWild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants -- sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
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Researchers improve method to identify aquatic species using environmental DNAResearchers from the University of Notre Dame have improved their method of tracking species by using the biological material those organisms leave behind known as environmental DNA (eDNA).
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Team traces masculinization in mice to estrogen receptor in inhibitory neuronsUntil now, the identity of the cells that regulate 'masculinization' in the mouse has been unclear. A CSHL team demonstrates for the first time the specific hormone receptors, brain cells and brain regions responsible for masculinization in the mouse. It's part of a larger project to understand how hormones define distinct neurodevelopmental trajectories in male and female brains.
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Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries a strategic threatAlthough it has not been widely successful to date in the former Soviet zone, Russia's use of the 'energy weapon' against Western European countries in various forms still constitutes a strategic threat that warrants close attention from policymakers in Washington and throughout Europe, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute f
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Google right to be forgotten spat returns to Europe’s top court Enlarge (credit: Chesnot/Getty Images) Google's dispute with France's privacy watchdog over a call to apply "right to be forgotten" rules globally to some Web links will be weighed by Europe's top court—three years after it told the ad giant to comply with an order to remove old, out of date, or irrelevant listings from its powerful search index, so long as they weren't found to be in the public
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Optical high-bitrate nanoantenna developed for use with optical waveguide(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Germany and Australia has developed an optical high-bitrate nanoantenna that they used with an optical waveguide. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team explains how their device works and their plans for improving it to make it more commercial.
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Bug Lovers, Earth's Many Apocalypses, the Surprising Minds of Vegetative Patients and Other New Science BooksJuly book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Quantum teleportation is even weirder than you think Don't let the catchy name distract you, says Philip Ball: the questions inspired by this arguably misnamed phenomenon go to the heart of quantum theory. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22321
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Chasing invisible particles at the ATLAS ExperimentCosmological and astrophysical observations based on gravitational interactions indicate that the matter described by the Standard Model of particle physics constitutes only a small fraction of the entire known universe. These observations infer the existence of dark matter, which, if composed of particles, would have to be beyond the Standard Model.
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Comic-Con 2017: Black Panther, Joss Whedon and Everything Else We Want to SeeAnother year, another crop of buzzy projects taking the wraps off for superfans. Here's what we're geeked on.
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Converting carbon dioxide to methane using iron and sunlight(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Université Paris Diderot in France and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina has discovered a reaction process that can be used to convert carbon dioxide to methane. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their technique, how well it worked, and their ideas for improving it.
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Humans Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years AgoA new study pushes back the first known evidence of human activity in Australia - to 65,000 years ago.
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Betjente skal stoppe farlig udstødnings-fuskNår vognmænd snyder med lastbilernes NOx-rensesystem og udleder langt flere farlige stoffer for at spare penge, bør politiet bøde kunne tilbageholde køretøjerne og udskrive væsentligt højere bøder, foreslår transportminister Ole Birk Olesen.
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Study: Bumblebee Species Declining WorldwideThe first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
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Dolphins inspire potential treatment for trauma A potentially life-saving method to help raise blood pressure in trauma victims experiencing blood loss gets its inspiration from dolphins and seals. The pre-hospital intervention is simple—place a bag of ice on the victim’s forehead, eyes, and cheeks. In a small study, the method increased and maintained blood pressure in a simulation of trauma victims experiencing blood loss. “There is a slight
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Small survey: Most primary care physicians can't identify all risk factors for prediabetesJohns Hopkins researchers who distributed a survey at a retreat and medical update for primary care physicians (PCPs) report that the vast majority of the 140 doctors who responded could not identify all 11 risk factors that experts say qualify patients for prediabetes screening. The survey, they say, is believed to be one of the first to formally test PCPs' knowledge of current professional guide
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Setting the record straight: PPIs do not cause DementiaSeveral studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published this week in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), puts these claims to rest. The study authors report that there is no convincing evidence to support the suggestion that PPI use increases dementia risk.
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How open data can help the Global South, from disaster relief to voter turnoutThe modern era is marked by growing faith in the power of data. "Big data", "open data", and "evidence-based decision-making" have become buzzwords, touted as solutions to the world's most complex and persistent problems, from corruption and famine to the refugee crisis.
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Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinctionPangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
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The Wearables Giving Computer Vision to the Blind: Aira, eSight, MyEyeFrom a hacked Google Glass to a VR-like headset, these are the devices empowering the blind.
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What's Next for the ISS? Hell if NASA KnowsThe giant floating laboratory is in the middle of a bit of a mid-life crisis.
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Jane Austen Is Everything On the bicentenary of her death, Jane Austen is still everywhere, often where one least expects to find her. Most of her devotees will have their own story; mine occurred in a Manhattan courthouse, with its stale-coffee smell and atmosphere of anxious boredom, in the midst of jury selection for a criminal trial involving a double homicide. Upon learning that I taught British literature, the defen
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Making Peace With Jane Austen’s Marriage Plots All six of Jane Austen’s novels end with weddings. On the final page of Northanger Abbey, readers are informed that “Henry and Catherine were married, the bells rang, and everybody smiled.” Sense and Sensibility concludes with a twofer: Elinor and Edward are married “in Barton church early in the autumn,” and Marianne is “placed in a new home” with Colonel Brandon. Pride and Prejudice ’s Mrs. Ben
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Ars Technica
Formula E wows the crowds with street racing in NYC Elle Cayabyab Gitlin NEW YORK—On July 15 and 16, the fledgling sport of Formula E racing managed something its older, bigger, much richer sibling never managed: racing with the Statue of Liberty and the downtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. After races in Miami (2015) and Long Beach, California (2015, 2016), the Big Apple became the third US venue to host an ePrix, and it should provide the e
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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs A Senate proposal to repeal Obamacare includes $45 billion to treat opioid addiction. But it wouldn't make up for deep cuts to Medicaid in that same bill that has funded much of that treatment. (Image credit: Leonard Lessin/Getty Images/Science Source)
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Watch new rescue robot grow and twist like a vine Inspired by natural organisms—such as vines, fungi, and nerve cells—that cover distance by growing, mechanical engineers have created a new type of soft robot that can extend itself like a fast-moving vine. Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-t
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Get Ready For School (Or Work) With Today's Thermos Gold Box Thermos Gold Box This Amazon Gold Box is ostensibly meant as a back-to-school Thermos sale, but several items in there could appeal to adults who want to pack lunch for work. Yes, I’m referring to the R2D2 lunch kit . Inside, you’ll also find water bottles, food jars, and even a massive 40 oz. double walled container with a lid that doubles as a serving cup. Just note that like all Gold Box deals
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California climate case turns up the heat on fossil fuel giantsCoastal communities in the US state are suing oil, gas and coal giants for the cost of dealing with sea level rise. Expect more of this, says Sophie Marjanac
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Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand apesAn online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.
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When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad newsWhile we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives.
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Elon Musk Calls for Moon BaseElon Musk may be focused primarily on Mars, but he'd also like to see a human outpost on a world much closer to home.
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Will Melting Permafrost Release Global 'Methane Bomb'?Rising global temperatures are melting areas of permafrost that hold enormous stores of planet warming gases — but the risk of a doomsday methane bomb remains low.
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fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in patients with acute, severe traumatic brain injuryA Massachusetts General Hospital study finds that the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography may be able to identify ICU patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who have a level of consciousness not revealed by the standard bedside neurological examination.
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Study finds that when foot traffic is down, crime goes upEven a temporary business closure is bad news for a neighborhood, linked to a rise in some crimes outside its shuttered doors, according to a recent USC-led study.
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You probably can’t tell how much fat is in ice cream A team of food scientists has found that most people can’t tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams. In a series of taste tests, participants were unable to distinguish a 2 percent difference in fat levels in two vanilla ice cream samples as long as the samples were in the 6 to 12 percent fat-level range. While the subjects were able to detect a 4 percent difference between ice cream
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DONG Energys topchef: Her er mine 10 bedste karriereråd Med gennemførelsen af Danmarkshistoriens største børsnotering sidste år kunne Dong Energys topchef, Henrik Poulsen, sætte endnu en stjerne på et guldrandet CV. Manden med kometkarrieren deler ud af sine bedste karriereråd. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/dong-energys-topchef-her-mine-10-bedste-karriereraad-4732 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Can the UK's gas grid go green? New white paper explores optionsOptions for a greener gas grid are explored by researchers from Imperial College London in a white paper out today.
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France’s response to Trump may make it a climate science hub Enlarge (credit: US State Department ) Most world leaders reacted with horror to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords. French President Emmanuel Macron responded with what was largely considered a troll : a short address in which he invites scientists and entrepreneurs to move to France and "make our planet great again." But it turned out to be more than just a trol
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Growing organic rice for market niche not simpleA market niche for organic rice has a potential to yield premium prices for farmers, but it's more involved than simply planting the seed and forgetting it until harvest time.
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The Larsen C Iceberg Is Already Cracking UpThe berg has now traveled about 1.5 miles from where it broke off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New research opens the way to understand life on Mars through meteoritesResearch led by Monash University Earth scientists has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to 'trap' evidence of Martian life.
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New wiki site to unmask dealings of tobacco industry in Sri LankaA major new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lanka on the back of the success of TobaccoTactics – an initiative first established by the University's Tobacco Control Research Group.
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Researchers discover how wildfires create their own weatherScientists working close to the line of wildfires are obtaining a new understanding of the fires' smoke plumes. The results are providing real-time information, such as vertical wind profiles, to firefighters battling blazes.
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Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summerAs people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists.
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Live Science
13 Bizarre Things That Washed Up on BeachesWhat's that on the beach? Unusual objects can stump even ocean experts.
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Could the secret of a long life be found in cheese?Suspected life-extending properties of homemade cheese and yoghurt from the Carpathian Mountains will be analysed at Abertay University in a bid to discover their biological secrets.
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From battery waste to electrochemical sensorMultiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time but also is a greener chemistry innovation.
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Wired
Where Is Hollywood Looking for the Next Hit? PodcastsWith recognizable stars and a creative story, thriller podcast 'Homecoming' proves the medium has crossover potential.
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Wired
A $70 ‘Worry Stone’ and Other Bizarre Spiritual Products You Can Buy OnlinePhotographer Klaus Pichler documents the strange world of online esotericism.
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Wired
Waiting for the Bus Is About to Get Less BadA collaboration between Google and transit tech company TransLoc could bring real-time transportation data to even more agencies.
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Wired
It’s Time for Amazon to Make a Phone AgainWho cares about the Fire Phone flop? If Amazon doesn't make another phone, it'll squander its hard-won Alexa lead.
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Ars Technica
Alleged copycat video game studio threatens lawsuits over “unreal information” Enlarge (credit: Sergey Galyonkin ) A Chinese video game studio accused of making a very similar version of League of Legends has recently fired back in a statement , saying that "some media and competitors who have spread the unreal information and rumors against us, [and] we reserve the right to protect ourselves and pursue legal actions." The company, Moonton, which makes the Magic Rush and Mo
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Why Whites and Asians Have Different Views on Personal Success There’s a saying in China that it’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a phoenix. The premise of the aphorism—it’s better to be over-qualified than under-qualified relative to one’s surroundings—is so widely accepted that similar versions of it exist across cultures. In Japan, they tend to say that it’s better to be the head of a sardine than the tail of a whale. Americans and Br
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New Horizons’ next target caught making a star blinkThe team behind the spacecraft that visited Pluto has seen its next quarry blocking the light from a distant star.
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Science | The Guardian
Cosmology and particle physics face surprisingly similar challenges Philosophy of science has built an industry around confirmation theory. But unprecedented methodological challenges are forcing philosophers to go back to the drawing-board The Dark Energy Survey (DES) concluded its biannual Collaboration meeting at University of Chicago in mid-June. DES is one of the largest surveys in cosmology searching for evidence of dark energy, the elusive entity that acco
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Feedback-seeking CEOs boost firm performanceFor chief executive officers who want to boost their company's bottom line, it pays to be humble. In fact, something as simple as seeking feedback from those who work closely with the CEO has important payoffs.
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Video: Developing carbon management solutionsGlobal consumption of fossil fuels is causing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to rise to levels that threaten human and environmental sustainability. These gases warm the planet and negatively impact food production, water availability, ocean health, and coastal populations and infrastructure.
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Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world useFrom aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and only used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and E