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Bird songs provide insight into how developing brain forms memoriesResearchers at the University of Chicago have demonstrated, for the first time, that a key protein complex in the brain is linked to the ability of young animals to learn behavioral patterns from adults.The findings, published July 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that a specific neural signal -- the mechanistic Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) cascade -- regulates the abi
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Using money to buy time linked to increased happinessNew research is challenging the age-old adage that money can't buy happiness. The study, led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, suggests that using money to buy free time -- such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking -- is linked to greater life satisfaction.
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Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlifeUrban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research.
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Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonizedDespite being relatively close together, two recently discovered hydrothermal vent fields in the Gulf of California host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common scientific assumption that neighboring vents will share similar animal communities, and suggests that local geology and vent-fluid chemistry are important factors affecting vent communities.
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Breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technologyScientists have recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. The team has successfully developed a novel method for the simultaneous propagation of spin wave signals in multiple directions at the same frequency, without the need for any external magnetic field.
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Internet Mob Descends Upon Facebook Page of Company That Snitched on Innocent Hacker Photo: AP If you’re looking for a lesson in how not to respond to bug reports, look no further than Budapest, where the city’s public transit system is getting savaged on Facebook for snitching on a security researcher who discovered a flaw in its online ticketing site. Budapest’s public transit system, the Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK), has been promising to roll out an e-ticketing system
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Humpback Whales Remix Their Old Songs They called it the black song. For the humpback whales of eastern Australia, it was irresistibly catchy. Back in the mid-1990s, those whales were singing a completely different tune—a melody known to researchers (for arbitrary reasons) as the pink song. But in 1995, a small number of humpbacks from the west of the continent made it over to the east, bringing a foreign tune with them. That tune—th
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Uber Doesn't Deny What's Clearly Happening in the Front Seat of This Driver's Car Screencap: Aner Manuel/Facebook What the fuck is going on in the front seat of this car ? It may be something else or it may be exactly what it looks like. Aner Manuel, a stylist in Boston, claims he captured the video of his Uber driver being “intimate” with a woman while driving him in mid-July. Of course, this would be unsafe (yes, drivers have killed people while getting road head before), bu
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How to get free US military weapons—build fake website and DOD will oblige Enlarge / Some of the free gear the Defense Department handed over to a fake police agency with a fake website. (credit: GAO ) If you're not a US military or police buff, you probably have never heard of the 1033 Program. It essentially provides a bureaucratic means to transfer excess military grade weapons to local law enforcement agencies. Sure, you may not like local police departments having
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Robot spots signs of melted fuel at submerged Fukushima reactorAn underwater robot captured images believed to be the first signs of melted nuclear reactor fuel that sank after the plant’s 2011 failure
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Great White Takes Gold! Shark Bests Phelps by 2 SecondsIt may come as no surprise that Michael Phelps didn't zoom past a great white shark in a "Shark Week" event that aired last night (July 23), but he did manage to beat a reef shark.
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President of troubled French funding agency resigns Chief's departure after management complaints might not solve National Research Agency's woes. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22360
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Working around spinal injuriesA new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs.
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Scientists gain clearer picture of how genes affect lean body massScientists from the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), along with several other research institutions are making great strides in understanding the genetics behind lean body mass, which is largely made up of muscle mass). A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, outlines their findings in what is the largest, most comprehensive genetic study of lean
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Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlifeUrban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research.
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Target 'best connected neighbors' to stop spread of infection in developing countriesOur lives benefit from social networks: the contact and dialogue between family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. However these networks can also cost lives by transmitting infection or misinformation, particularly in developing nations.
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What Jared Kushner's Statement Reveals About Russian Methods In trying to fend off suspicion of collusion with the Kremlin, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner have recently provided the public with two very interesting documents. Shoving responsibility for any outreach onto the Russian side, the two men have given us with a partial account of Russian methods in approaching the Trump camp in 2016. If the accounts are true—and, given that their accounts have
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Jamming GPS Signals Is Illegal, Dangerous, Cheap, and Easy I ordered it on eBay. When the four-ounce envelope arrived from New York three days later, it looked innocuous enough. It contained a finger-sized black plastic box, a small black antenna to screw onto that box, and two glass fuses. It was designed to fit into a car’s 12-volt electrical socket (that thing that used to hold a cigarette lighter). The jammer, as it arrived (left). Assembled (right).
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Engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current batteryEngineers have invented a new kind of battery: one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things.
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First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulenceThis article describes simulation of recycled neutral atoms on plasma turbulence in fusion experiments.
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Meet an elusive, tragic, and incredibly bizarre new species of fish Animals They can weigh over 5,000 pounds. Sometimes nature gives you a gift. This one looks like a two-year-old tried to sculpt a fish out of clay but got distracted halfway through.
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Android O Preview 4 is out—next stop, final release Enlarge (credit: Google ) Google has just announced the availability of the fourth and final Android O Developer Preview. As usual, the preview is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and the Android Emulator. Like the third preview, we're not expecting much in the way of UI changes in this release. It will take some time to find out, but hopefully this pr
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Cyborg Employees? Company Offers Free Microchipping to WorkersOne company is offering their employees the unusual perk of getting a free microchip, which they see as the future of micropayments.
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How fear alone can cause animal extinctionFear alone may contribute to the extinction of animal populations according to a recent study. When scientists exposed fruit flies to the scent of a praying mantis, a known predator, they found that the risk of extinction increased up to seven fold. The increased risk of extinction occurred because at small population sizes, as the flies spent more time being vigilant and less time eating, populat
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Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuelsWashington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently -- in days instead of weeks -- and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels.
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Undetected infectionThe raccoon that topples your trashcan and pillages your garden may leave more than just a mess. More likely than not, it also contaminates your yard with parasites -- most notably, raccoon roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis).
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High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbonResearchers at North Carolina State University have significantly increased the temperature at which carbon-based materials act as superconductors, using a novel, boron-doped Q-carbon material.
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Tiny robots swim the front crawl through your veinsSwarms of gold nanobots with rotating arms powered by magnetic fields could swim through the human body and deliver medicine directly where it’s needed
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Fake duck test shows drones and AI beat humans at bird censusA fun experiment with hundreds of plastic ducks on a beach shows that AI trained on drone photos could seriously improve seabird colony counts
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Even a Tiny Dip in Measles Vaccinations Could Have Disastrous Consequences Image: Getty Modest reductions in measles vaccination rates among US children are poised to produce an inordinate number of new cases of the disease, while increasing annual public health expenditures by at least $2.1 million, according to new research. “I think our study is a wake-up call for what we can expect in the coming months and years as vaccine coverage rates continue to decline...” User
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In photos: restoring a military plane from the 1950s Technology The task of bringing "Beach City Baby" back to its glory days is a tough one. Photos: inside the restoration of a C-53 Skytrooper. The task of bringing "Beach City Baby" back to its glory days is a tough one, but the crew at Vintage Wings is up…
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A 'Locked' Smart Gun Can Be Fired By Anyone With $15 Wort of MagnetsOne smart gun model's protections turn out to be easily overcome–by cheap magnets.
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The Case for Impeaching Trump If He Fires Robert Mueller Last week, President Donald Trump fueled speculation that he might work to oust Robert Mueller, the former FBI director appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump could do so today, or tomorrow, or three months from now; the news could be announced in a televised speech, through a spokesperson, or even in a late night tweet sent on an impulse after his advise
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Intuition and Survival: Why Jon Snow Actually Does Know Something Should Jon Snow go to Dragonstone? Should Samwell "operate" on Ser Jorah? The line between intuition and foolishness can only be drawn in hindsight. Read More
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Fishing crew catches 926-pound shark off New Jersey coastA fishing crew has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and New Jersey officials say it's the biggest shark catch in the state's history.
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Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder iRobot The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximize efficiency. Now, the device’s makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning the friendly robot into a creeping, creepy little spy. While it may seem
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Surreal, Right? Why Dalí's Preserved Mustache Isn't WeirdThe exhumation of the body of Salvador Dali reveals that his mustache has not degraded even 28 years after the artist's death. Here's why.
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Kids Can Prep for Total Solar Eclipse with 'Space Racers' WebsiteThe coast-to-coast total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will be memorable for children and adults alike, and a new website will help kids get interested in the big event and view it safely.
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Axon, maker of the Taser weapon, defeats copycat firm in patent lawsuit Enlarge / Phazzer's Enforcer weapon retailed for around $600, compared with $900 for a comparable Taser weapon. (credit: Phazzer ) Axon, the company formerly known as Taser , said Monday that it has successfully defeated a Florida company in a patent lawsuit over its electrical stun gun design. For Axon, the victory is the third against knockoff rival firms in the last seven years. Last Friday, a
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Tropical Storm Kulap forms a fist on satellite imageNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Kulap moving through the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and the spiral of thunderstorms into the center made it appear like a clenched fist.
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Giant radio telescope scaled back to contain costs Crowding antennas closer together may affect the Square Kilometre Array's ability to observe the early Universe. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22361
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The Moon's Interior Could Contain Lots of Water, Study ShowsAncient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.
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Old NASA Computers, Tapes Found in Dead Man's BasementTwo huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports.
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You Can't Trust Shark Week If you were fooled into thinking you’d be watching Michael Phelps race side-by-side with an actual great white shark, well, I’m sorry to say it but shame on you. For years now, the Discovery Channel’s annual week of shark-oriented programming has peddled some tall tales alongside docs that are ostensibly invested in honesty. The Shark Weeks of 2013 and 2014 both featured what were essentially moc
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Scientists Spot Water-Rich Rocks on MoonData from an Indian lunar orbiter hints at substantial water in the lunar interior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonizedAn article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common scientific assumption that neighboring vents will share similar animal communities. Instead, the n
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Research showing how nematodes use smell to select new insect hosts could improve biological control of crop pestsTiny eel-like creatures called nematodes are surrounding us. While they can be free-living (a cup of soil or seawater contains thousands), the most well-known nematodes are the parasitic kind that wreak havoc in people, animals and plants.
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Satellite view of a compact Hurricane HilaryImagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows a more organized and compact Hurricane Hilary on July 24.
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The moon might be hiding more water than we thought Space But it's still pretty dry. Anyone want a (volcanic) glass of water? Read on.
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Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy,' scientists report after new simulationsDark matter is the aptly named unseen material that makes up the bulk of matter in our universe. But what dark matter is made of is a matter of debate.
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But What About Hillary Clinton? Donald Trump’s brand-new communications director got a glimpse of the challenge he faces this weekend. As Anthony Scaramucci toured the Sunday shows, promising a new era of better relations and positive vibes, his boss was firing off his most active string of Twitter complaints in some time, taking shots at Democrats, Republicans, the press, James Comey, Robert Mueller, and—for the second time in
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Harry Styles and Rihanna Nail the Pop Star as Actor Megaplexes this past weekend staged a battle between two very different battle movies: the realistic World War II suspense of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and the campy sci-fi hijinks of Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets . Fueled by great reviews and Nolan’s bankable brand as a filmmaker, Dunkirk prevailed with a $50.5 million haul while Valerian , at just $17 million in gro
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Jared Kushner Claims a ‘Guccifer’ Imposter Demanded Bitcoin to Keep Trump's Taxes Secret Photo: Getty Jared Kushner, the senior advisor and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, released a statement on Monday morning to the House and Senate intelligence committees—his first comments publicly regarding his interactions with Russians during the 2016 campaign. He denied any wrongdoing . During the transition, Kushner reportedly met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak for the purpose
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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.
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Q&A: Even Tiny Changes in Earth’s Orbit Would Yield Global CatastropheA minute alteration in the planet’s trajectory around the sun would have disastrous results, a scientist estimates.
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Summer sea ice melt in the ArcticEarlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.
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Anyone Can Find the Space For This Discounted PowerBlock Dumbbell Set PowerBlock Personal Trainer , $230 Before long, it’ll be too cold to bother schlepping to the gym, but you can keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set . Each dumbbell adjusts from 2.5 to 50 pounds in 2.5 pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin. It’s like a complete weight rack that could almost fit into a shoebox. Today’s $230 deal is one of the be
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Infected insects cause a stinkIn a paper published today in Scientific Reports, a team led by Adler Dillman, assistant professor of parasitology in UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, has shown how nematodes use smell to seek out uninfected insects, which they then enter and kill. The findings support the group's long-term goal of improving how gardeners and the agricultural industry use nematodes in biological
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New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonizedDespite being relatively close together, two recently discovered hydrothermal vent fields in the Gulf of California host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common scientific assumption that neighboring vents will share similar animal communities, and suggests that local geology and vent-fluid chemistry are important factors affecting vent communities.
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5 Comic Book Superpowers That Really Exist in AnimalsEvolution has been occurring for billions of years, producing organisms that are perfectly adapted to their environments. And this includes abilities that we would normally consider superpowers if humans were to have them.
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The Beautiful Mathematical Explorations of Maryam Mirzakhani The meanderings of sadness that news of Maryam Mirzakhani ’s death brought compelled me to read every article I could find about her, and when I could not find more articles, I started to read the comments of the readers. Many of them wrote that they saw her as “unrelatable and incomprehensible,” given that they were “math challenged.” However, Maryam was the opposite of unrelatable. She reminded
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The curious case of ClinicalTrials.gov, where dubious stem cell therapies seem legit Enlarge (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency ) Earlier this year, doctors reported the case of three women who went blind after having stem cells derived from their own fat injected directly into their eyeballs—a procedure for which they each paid $5,000. Piecing together how those women came to pay for such a treatment, the doctors noted that at least one of the patients was lured by a trial list
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Scenes From the 2017 Silk Way Rally For the past two weeks, more than 90 rally racers from 35 countries drove 5,965 miles (or 9,600 kilometers) in 14 legs from Moscow, Russia, through Kazakhstan, ending in Xi'an, China. The ninth edition of the Silk Way rally race, which wrapped up on July 22, was covered by the AFP photographer Franck Fife, from the air and the ground. Below are a handful of images from the competition, and the va
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Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway Enlarge / Robo-cranes load cargo onto the robo-boat Yara Birkeland in this rendering of the drone ship, under construction in Norway. (credit: Konsberg Gruppen ) SpaceX's drone landing ships have already proven that uncrewed vessels can handle some of the most dangerous jobs at sea. Now, two Norwegian companies are poised to put robo-boats into one of the most dull: hauling cargo down the fjord.
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Dark matter is likely 'cold,' not 'fuzzy,' scientists report after new simulationsScientists have used data from the intergalactic medium -- the vast, largely empty space between galaxies -- to narrow down what dark matter could be.
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Satellite view of a compact Hurricane HilaryImagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows a more organized and compact Hurricane Hilary on July 24.
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Tropical Storm Kulap forms a fist on satellite imageNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Kulap moving through the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and the spiral of thunderstorms into the center made it appear like a clenched fist.
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Stress hormone linked to mood and hippocampus volumeIndividual differences in the pattern of release of the hormone cortisol in response to a stressful experience reveal how stressed a person actually feels, suggests a study of healthy women published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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Mice feel others' pain -- literallyPain sensitivity associated with alcohol withdrawal may activate the same brain region in both drinking and non-drinking mice, finds a study published in eNeuro.
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This Could Be Why Orcas Have Been Eating Great White Sharks in South Africa Image: Hennie Otto/Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust A South African shark-watching hotspot has recently turned into the scene of a seaside horror movie . For several months, enormous great white shark corpses have been washing up on the Gansbaai beaches, often missing their livers as if feasted upon by cetacean Hannibal Lecters. But this is no movie—it’s just biology, ruthless as ev
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How Do You Know When a DNA Test Is B.S.? Recently, a DNA test appeared with a premise so far-fetched that its fate was profane and merciless ridicule . Soccer Genomics offers personalized, DNA-based training regimens to young players, and its goofy ad went viral amid internet outrage. It is, alas, only the most recent example of the growing field of sometimes-dubious lifestyle DNA tests. “It’s a jungle out there,” says Eric Topol , a ge
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ShieldFS Is a Clever New Tool That Shuts Down Ransomware Before It's Too LateBy sniffing out ransomware in real-time, ShieldFS might be the cure to the internet's latest security scourge.
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We Know How 'Valerian' Got Made—But Not Why It FailedLuc Besson's newest seems like a critical and commercial dud. But that's how his other movies started out too.
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NASA sees Typhoon Noru raging near the Minami Tori Shima AtollNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Typhoon Noru raging near the unpopulated atoll of Minami Tori Shima in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Minami-Tori-shima or Marcus Island is an isolated Japanese coral atoll about 1,150 miles (1,850 kilometers) southeast of Tokyo.
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Nutritional value of soybean meal varies among sources from different countriesResearch from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries. Genetic differences among varieties of soybeans, as well as differences in growing conditions and processing, may affect the nutritional value of soybean meal produced in different places.
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Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollutionA new public bathing area on a Paris canal that has been helping residents keep cool during the summer was temporarily closed Monday due to pollution concerns just a week after opening.
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A Breakdown of All the Clues, '80s References, and Surprises in the Ready Player One Trailer GIF The debut trailer for Ready Player One came out during San Diego Comic-Con, and it gave Gunters and newbies alike a lot to look forward to. It’s full of footage that hints how Steven Spielberg’s adaptation will stay faithful to, and stray away from, Ernest Cline’s nerdy novel. We’ve broken it all down for you, and here’s everything we found. GIF The trailer opens on the stacks in Columbus, Oh
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Irwin getting in better shapeEveryone likes to get in better shape and that's what's happening with Tropical Storm Irwin. Irwin appears much more organized on infrared satellite imagery and there's a hint of an eye developing.
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NZ judge: Our spies surveilled Kim Dotcom for 2 months longer than admitted Enlarge / Kim Dotcom, founder of the Internet Party and founder of Megaupload Ltd., speaks during a 2014 news conference. (credit: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg via Getty Images) According to the New Zealand Herald , a New Zealand High Court judge revealed on Friday that the country’s signals intelligence agency, known as the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) illegally spied on Kim Dot
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GSA publication advocates oral health promotion across professionsRecognizing oral health as an essential element of healthy aging, The Gerontological Society of America has released a new white paper -- 'Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions' -- that makes six specific recommendations aimed at raising people's quality of life as they age.
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NASA sees Typhoon Noru raging near the Minami Tori Shima AtollNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Typhoon Noru raging near the unpopulated atoll of Minami Tori Shima in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Minami-Tori-shima or Marcus Island is an isolated Japanese coral atoll about 1,150 miles (1,850 kilometers) southeast of Tokyo.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Irwin getting in better shapeEveryone likes to get in better shape and that's what's happening with Tropical Storm Irwin. Irwin appears much more organized on infrared satellite imagery and there's a hint of an eye developing.
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Nutritional value of soybean meal varies among sources from different countriesResearch from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries. Genetic differences among varieties of soybeans, as well as differences in growing conditions and processing, may affect the nutritional value of soybean meal produced in different places.
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UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current batteryEngineers at the University of Maryland have invented a new kind of battery; one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things.
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Sea level rise could bring costly flooding in coastal communities within decadesAs glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides.
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Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids' schoolsChildren whose parents have spent time behind bars have worse social, economic, cognitive, behavior and health outcomes than kids whose parents haven't.
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Kom på virtuel vandretur på Den Internationale RumstationGoogle Street View giver dig mulighed for at gå på opdagelse i ISS' 15 sektioner.
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Scientists Find Some of Mars's Youngest Volcanoes--and Discover They Could Have Supported LifeNewly identified volcanoes may have provided the perfect environment for microbial life-forms to thrive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Your Favorite Childhood Lego Set Has Been Turned Into a Flying RC Toy GIF GIF: YouTube Kids and space ships go hand in hand, which is why so many of us fondly remember Lego set #1682, the Space Shuttle Launch , released 27 years ago. Last month Adam Woodworth created a tiny drone version of Lego’s shuttle that could fly indoors, but now he’s created a larger version that can soar through the sky like an RC plane. Turning a Lego set into a flying toy is no easy feat
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Break up the cable monopolies? Democrats propose new competition laws Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong) Senate and House Democratic leaders today proposed new antitrust laws that could prevent many of the biggest mergers and break up monopolies in broadband and other industries. "Right now our antitrust laws are designed to allow huge corporations to merge, padding the pockets of investors but sending costs skyrocketing for everything from cable bills and
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Academics on Google's payroll?The Google Transparency Project, an arm of an organization called the Campaign for Accountability, released a study this month claiming that Google funneled money to hundreds of academic research projects related to antitrust, intellectual property and other legal policy issues important to the company's bottom line. Worse, the Google Transparency Project alleged that most of the resulting publica
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Blizzard shuts down “legacy” WoW fan server hours after it goes up Enlarge / The error message that greeted thousands of Felmyst players after the server was shut down by a legal threat mere hours after launching Friday. A highly anticipated private server intended to emulate the state of World of Warcraft during the decade-old "Burning Crusade" expansion was shut down by a legal demand delivered by Blizzard representation mere hours after the server launched on
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Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricityScientists have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. The team's new approach could help generate a range of reliable stimuli-responsive materials, which can be used in memory devices, art
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Just How Dead Is Microsoft Paint? [Updated] Art carefully created by Mario Aguilar. This morning, Windows users woke to terrible news: Microsoft was reportedly axing its beloved Microsoft Paint . The program, which has been annotating our memes, creating our webcomics , and teaching us how to art since 1985, is on Microsoft’s list of Windows features to be removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But this doesn’t mean
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Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning, study suggestsDrinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests.
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Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists report. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limited anti-HIV treatment.
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300 million-year-old 'modern' beetle from Australia reconstructedHe's Australian, around half a centimeter long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old -- and he's currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period is throwing a completely new light on the earliest developments in this group of insects.
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Stoned Plus Buzzed: Mixing Caffeine and Pot Brings New RisksWhat happens when you combine caffeine and marijuana?
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Research targets long-term brain deficits in cardiac arrest survivorsResearch conducted by Jason Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Neuroscience at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest.
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Monitoring fluid intake may help improve outcomes for bariatric surgery patientsA well-structured water distribution and documentation process led to increased water intake at one hospital.
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Fearing surveillance, dads with a record avoid kids' schoolsA Cornell University sociologist and former elementary school teacher recently identified a mechanism that may explain why these kids whose parents have spent time behind bars, have worse educational outcomes -- and strong, lasting, negative consequences that often span generations.
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CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertilityFor the first time, Cornell University researchers are using imaging capabilities at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to explore how copper affects plant fertility. The work could provide key insights into how plants can be bred for better performance in marginal soils.
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Scientists synthesize research, evaluate model on coastal armoringFor nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane in 1900 killed thousands in Texas.
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Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion toolTwenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms use to digest and recycle wood. Three orders of "brown rot fungi" have now been identified that can break down biomass, but details of the mechanism were not known.
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NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the ArcticEarlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.
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Company Offers Free, Totally Not Creepy Microchip Implants to Employees Image: AP Is that an especially sickly hue in the smog clouds? A faint smell of ammonia in the air? Maybe this morning feels particularly dystopian because Wisconsin-based Three Two Market plans to become the first US company—and one of the first companies period—to offer microchip implants to its employees. The implants are totally voluntary. As in, the 50+ workers the company “is expecting” to
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Moon has a water-rich interiorUsing satellite data, researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water.
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Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan PlateauGeoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled primarily by the strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift. Given that the region is one of the most seismically active areas in the world, understanding the plateau's geologic history could give scientists insight to mod
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Psychologists say our 'attachment style' applies to social networks like FacebookScientists lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks.
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Study finds 90 percent of American men overfatResearchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world's population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat.
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New Scientist - News

Screaming gel balls reveal a way to power soft but noisy robotsHydrogel beads bounce thousands of times per second on a heated surface, emitting a high-pitched shriek, and generating lots of kinetic energy
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Big Think

Individualism is Spreading, and That's Not Good A new report shows a marked uptick in individualism worldwide. The collective voice of societies will be the loser. Read More
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Satellite shows Tropical Storm Greg losing shapeTropical Storm Greg appears to be less-rounded and more elongated on satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. Greg is still over 1,500 miles east of Hawaii.
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NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the ArcticEarlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.
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U.S. Defense Agencies Grapple with Gene DrivesThe technology can quickly spread genetic modifications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Controversial new CDC director may reconsider Big Soda’s health funding Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) Brenda Fitzgerald, the newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will consider allowing Coca-Cola to once again help fund the agency’s anti-obesity campaigns, according to e-mailed comments reported by the New York Times over the weekend . Though it would be a turnabout for the agency—which ditched Coke funding in 2013—Fitzger
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The Atlantic

Insecure’s Nuanced Take on Singleness This post contains light spoilers through Season 2, Episode 1 of Insecure . Issa and Lawrence are sitting across from each other in a dimly lit restaurant. “You know, I get why you did what you did now,” he tells her. Issa nods. “And it hurts ,” Lawrence continues. “But hopefully we can move past it.” Issa smiles. It’s exactly, it seems, what she’d been wanting to hear. And then: “What?” she says
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Gizmodo

Today's Best Deals: $80 Amazon Echoes, SmartWool Socks, CamelBak Sale, and More 2-for-$160 Amazon Echoes , Amazon’s one-day CamelBak sale , and a rare discount on SmartWool lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals 2x Amazon Echoes , $160 with code ECHO2PACK | Single Echoes Available For $130 Update : The code is dead, but you can still get a single Echo for $50 off, today only . Adver
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Hundreds of Sheep Killed After Bear Chases Flock Off 650-Foot Cliff Image: Wikimedia A lone brown bear is being blamed for a horrifying incident in which 209 panicked sheep plunged off a cliff in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain. It’s not the first time this has happened, and local farmers are pissed that brown bears are being reintroduced to the pastoral, mountain region. As reported in The Guardian , the sheep belonged to a farmer in Coufle
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The coast is not so clearFor nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane in 1900 killed thousands in Texas.
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Does the Affordable Care Act impact patient visits in the emergency department?As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms in the US Congress, Johns Hopkins researchers are weighing in on one aspect of the law. In 2014, as part of the ACA, Maryland was one of the states that expanded eligibility for its Medicaid program. One of the proposed benefits of expanding Medicaid under the ACA was a reduction in emergency department patient visits. However, some res
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Satellite shows Tropical Storm Greg losing shapeTropical Storm Greg appears to be less-rounded and more elongated on satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. Greg is still over 1,500 miles east of Hawaii.
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Fungi that evolved to eat wood offer new biomass conversion toolTwenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at UMass Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms use to digest and recycle wood. Three orders of 'brown rot fungi' have now been identified that can break down biomass, but details of the mechanism were not known. Now, using several complementary research tools, Goodell and colleagues report new det
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Ars Technica

Windows Paint is now officially not getting updated any more [Updated] Enlarge / Who needs Aurich's artistic talents, anyway? (credit: Peter Bright) The venerable Windows Paint program, known to many by the name of its executable, mspaint.exe , has been marked as deprecated in the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, The Guardian reports. Deprecation states formally that the feature is no longer actively developed, and it serves as a warning that Microsoft m
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Futurity.org

Eye motions could flag certain elements of autism Measuring rapid eye movements may indicate deficits in an area of the brain that plays an important role in emotional and social development. This raises the possibility of a diagnostic test for some people with autism spectrum disorders, say researchers. “These findings build upon a growing field of research that show that eye movement could serve as a window into a part of the brain that plays
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Ars Technica

Samsung Foundries plans to triple market share in the next five years Enlarge / Samsung's chip manufacturing business goes way beyond Exynos. (credit: Samsung) A report from Reuters says Samsung Electronics plans to "triple the market share" of its foundry business over the next five years. Samsung plans to "aggressively add new clients," with E.S. Jung, head of the Samsung foundry division, telling Reuters, "We want to become a strong No. 2 player in the market" b
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The Atlantic

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special advantages, he emphatically responded , “to say we had no special advantages … the greatest thing in our favor was growing up in a family where there was always much encouragement to intellectual curiosity.” The power of curios
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Wired

'Game of Thrones' Recap Season 7, Episode 2: Nothing Is CertainThe seventh season's second episode is a valuable reminder that this show will always love to mess with you.
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Dana Foundation

From the Archives: Paul Glimcher and Decision-Making Paul Glimcher at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego. Photo: Nicky Penttila Our latest Report on Progress is a clear and accessible review of the field of neuroeconomics. “Understanding Human Decision-Making: Neuroeconomics” is by Dana Alliance member Paul Glimcher, Ph.D. Glimcher embodies the Alliance’s commitment to sharing brain science information and discoveries with all—science-curious, science
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Popular Science

Last week in tech: Everything you missed while nerding out on Comic-Con Technology Our super power is recapping the week's biggest tech stories. Elon talked hyperloops, Lyft announced self-driving cars, and D&D has officially gone digital.
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From our archives: Chasing eclipses in the 19th and 20th century Space Popular Science on eclipses in Sumatra, Spain, and Hawaii. Here's some of our past coverage from when the sun didn't shine.
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This Story About Facebook Workers in Menlo Park Is Depressing as Hell Image: Getty In his recent adventures beyond the valley , Mark Zuckerberg has made a point of hammering on the issue of income inequality , saying the US should “explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.” But Zuckerberg needs to look no further than his own workers who live just miles from Facebook’s Frank Gehry-designed campus to find striking exampl
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U.S. Called for New Marijuana Research Bids--but Granted No Approvals25 applications are still under review -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan Plateau, study findsGeoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled primarily by the strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift. Given that the region is one of the most seismically active areas in the world, understanding the plateau's geologic history could give scientists insight to mod
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Researchers find corn gene conferring resistance to multiple plant leaf diseasesResearchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression Roke over Hong KongNASA's Terra satellite captured Tropical Depression Roke over Hong Kong after it made landfall on July 23.
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Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuariesFishing operations will be rolled out in Australia’s protected marine areas, in a move that could endanger fragile ecosystems
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Bitcoin Has Avoided Tearing Itself Apart (for Now)The cryptocurrency looked headed for a “hard fork”—which wouldn’t be all that different from how physical currencies have evolved in the past.
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Ars Technica

Concerned about connected car privacy? Bluetooth sensors used to track traffic Enlarge / Who needs connected cars when almost all of us drive around emitting Bluetooth signals? (credit: dion gillard @flickr ) One big promise of the connected car revolution has been the potential to help clear up traffic problems. When every vehicle and traffic signal is connected to the cloud, municipalities and local governments should be able to have a constant view of the traffic on thei
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Metal on semiconductors may lead to invisibility cloaks Researchers have developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors, an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices. It’s the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The process adds virtually no cost during manuf
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Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan Plateau, study findsGeoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled primarily by the strength of the tectonic plates whose collision prompted its uplift. Given that the region is one of the most seismically active areas in the world, understanding the plateau's geologic history could give scientists insight to mod
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Researchers find corn gene conferring resistance to multiple plant leaf diseasesResearchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
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What do sex in moss and neurons have in common?For many years biologists have wondered why plants have so many genes coding for proteins that are known to be essential for the nervous system of animals, called glutamate receptors. Now, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal) and University of Maryland (UMD, USA) discovered a new function for those proteins, showing that moss sperm uses them to navigate its swimming tow
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Scientists capture first image of major brain receptor in actionColumbia University Medical Center researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several important brain activities, including memory and learning.
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Molecular archaeologyEvolutionary biologists from Konstanz help solve puzzle of evolutionary relationships among vertebrates.
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Receptors for neuron communication in humans vital for reproduction in mossesGlutamate receptors, which play a central role in the human nervous system, have been thought to only function in neural transmission. However, they exist on many other human tissues, and in many species without nervous systems, including plants. A UMD-led study has shown that the glutamate receptor-like genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens are crucial for sexual reproduction, shedding light on
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New therapeutic approach for difficult-to-treat subtype of ovarian cancer identifiedA potential new therapeutic strategy for a difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer has been discovered by Wistar scientists. The findings were published online in Nature Cell Biology.
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Study identifies new brain death pathway in Alzheimer's diseaseIn a new study published today, Arizona State University-Banner Health neuroscientist Salvatore Oddo led a study that identified a new way for brain cells to become fated to die during Alzheimer's diseases. The research team has found the first evidence that the activation of a biological pathway called necroptosis, which causes neuronal loss, is closely linked with Alzheimer's severity, cognitive
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Potential public health, economic consequences of declining childhood vaccinationAn article published by JAMA Pediatrics estimates the number of measles cases in U.S. children and the associated economic costs under different scenarios of vaccine hesitancy, which is the delay or refusal to vaccinate based on nonmedical personal beliefs.
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Aggressive UTI bacteria hijack copper, feed off itResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria -- those at the root of hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) -- hijack trace amounts of copper in the body and use it as a nutrient to fuel growth. The finding suggests blocking this system may starve E. coli infections, opening the door to treating UTIs using drugs tha
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Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsIn the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through the pores in their leaves. The data boosted the accuracy of mathematical models of carbon and water fluxes through plant leaves by 30 to 60 percent.
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Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimatedWhile most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define 'pre-industrial' to be in the late 1800s, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are concerned because it affects the available carbon budget for meeting the 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) w
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Small drop in measles vaccinations would have outsized effect, study estimatesSmall reductions in childhood measles vaccinations in the United States would produce disproportionately large increases in the number of measles cases and in related public health costs, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.
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Study: Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 yearsAn MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India.
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Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interiorUsing satellite data, Brown University researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water.
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Scientists enlist baker's yeast in a hunt for new medicinesAn international team of scientists from Canada, US and Japan have come up with a new way to predict potentially useful drugs from a pool of undefined chemicals. Using this approach, they were able to more quickly identify leads that could be used to treat a range of diseases, from infections, to cancer to Alzheimer's. The finding will also help better match drugs to a disease to maximize the bene
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NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weatherThe space surrounding our planet is full of restless charged particles and roiling electric and magnetic fields, which create waves around Earth. One type of wave, plasmaspheric hiss, is particularly important for removing charged particles from the Van Allen radiation belts, a seething coil of particles encircling Earth, which can interfere with satellites and telecommunications. A new study publ
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Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists published by Geophysical Research Letters investigates for the first time the possibility of using a "cocktail" of geoengineering tools to reduce changes in both temperature and precipitation caus
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How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace KimLoneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and
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Moon wetter than previously thought, raising new manned mission possibilities Satellite data reveals trapped water across the moon’s surface – not just at the poles – in deposits from ancient eruptions, say researchers The inside of the moon is wetter than previously thought, research suggests, opening up fresh possibilities for manned missions to the lunar landscape. While the moon was once thought to be bone-dry, in recent years water has been found trapped in lunar volc
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Fewer big rogue planets roam the galaxy, recount showsJupiter-mass planets without parent solar systems are less common than astronomers thought, a new study suggests.
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Small decline in MMR vaccination rates could have dramatic effect, experts warn A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations could cause a threefold increase of measles cases, costing the public sector millions, US study shows A small decline in the uptake of vaccines could have a dramatic impact on both public health and the economy, research suggests, as concerns about outbreaks of preventable diseases grow in the US and Europe. The new study reveals that even a 5%
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Geologists Have Encouraging News For Folks Hoping to Mine the Moon Image: Screen shot via collectSPACE /YouTube Most people (wrongly) assume the moon is barren and boring. Sure, our satellite might be a little clingy, but it also has moonquakes , orange soil , and could be hiding abundant water resources. New research from satellite data offers more evidence that the Moon does indeed have water trapped in its mantle, which could be huge for companies looking to
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Scientists enlist baker's yeast in a hunt for new medicinesOne of the hardest parts in drug discovery is pinning down how a medicine actually works in the body. It took nearly 100 years to uncover the molecular target of aspirin, but even with cutting-edge technology, it can take years to untangle how drugs interfere with cells. And yet, to develop medicines that target disease effectively and are safe —with no side effects—these molecular insights are ke
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Scientists spy new evidence of water in the Moon's interiorA new study of satellite data finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains. The finding of water in these ancient deposits, which are believed to consist of glass beads formed by the explosive eruption of magma coming from the deep lunar interior, bolsters the idea that the lunar
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Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years, study showsAn MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India.
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Elastic Leidenfrost effect enables soft enginesWater droplets float in a hot pan because of the so-called Leidenfrost effect. Now, physicists have discovered a variation: the elastic Leidenfrost effect. It explains why hydrogel balls jump around on a hot plate making high-pitched sounds. They have published the results of their study in Nature Physics.
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Receptors for neuron communication in humans vital for reproduction in mossesGlutamate receptors play a central role in the human nervous system. Scientists estimate 90 percent of the human brain's synapses, or connections between neurons, send signals using glutamate. The role of similar receptors in plants, which do not have a nervous system, is not fully understood.
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Evolutionary biologists solve puzzle of evolutionary relationships among vertebratesUsing the largest and most informative molecular phylogenetic dataset ever analysed, evolutionary biologists were able to construct a new phylogenetic tree of jawed vertebrates. This new tree resolves several key relationships that have remained controversial, including the identification of lungfishes as the closest living relatives of land vertebrates. The evolution of jawed vertebrates is part
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Escherichia coli bacteria hijack copper, feed off itCopper has long been known for its ability to kill bacteria and other microbes.
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Team improves plant carbon-cycle modelsIn the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through stomata, the pores in their leaves. The data boosted the accuracy of mathematical models of carbon and water fluxes through plant leaves by 30 to 60 percent.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimatedWhile most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define "pre-industrial" to be in the late 1800's, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are concerned because it affects the available carbon budget for meeting the 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
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Antidepressant use in pregnant women linked to small increase in autismAntidepressant use in pregnant women was linked to increased cases of autism in their children, though the absolute risk appeared to be small.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression Roke over Hong KongNASA's Terra satellite captured Tropical Depression Roke over Hong Kong after it made landfall on July 23.
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Obamacare led to gains for children, but gaps persist for Latino kidsA new Drexel University-led study found that the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act led to improved health insurance coverage and well-child visits for all youth, but disparities remained for Latino children.
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AGS encourages bipartisan collaboration on health reform proposalsWith the US Senate continuing to move forward with plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the American Geriatrics Society calls on Congressional leaders to work across the aisle and with stakeholders to develop policy proposals that will support the health and well-being of all Americans.
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First evidence for American nurses credentialing center Pathway to Excellence programIn a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and the Rutgers University School of Nursing examined the factors influencing the likelihood of missed nursing care in the home care setting. Their findings indicate that home care nurses with poor work environments are more likely to miss required care.
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Wandering in the Void, Billions of Rogue Planets without a HomeNew results suggest free-floating giant planets are less common than previously believed, but hint at vast numbers of smaller castaway worlds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Charlie Gard's Parents End Their Fight to Keep Their Child Alive The parents of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old terminally ill British baby, have ended their legal fight to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. Grant Armstrong, a lawyer for Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, said Dr. Michio Hirano, the U.S. neurologist who examined the baby, said it was too late to treat him with experimental nucleoside therapy, adding Charlie’s “time ha
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Futurity.org

Invasive plants trail fracking into the forest Invasive, non-native plants are making significant inroads thanks to fracking, research in Pennsylvania forests finds. The spread of invasive non-native plants could have long-term negative consequences for the forest ecosystem in a region where the ubiquitous woods provide timbering revenue, wildlife habitat, and ecotourism, warns team member David Mortensen, professor of weed and applied plant
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South Africa moves ahead on domestic trade in rhino hornSouth Africa said Monday it is moving ahead with draft regulations for a domestic trade in rhino horn, despite critics' concerns that a legal market will spur rhino poaching.
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Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists published by Geophysical Research Letters investigates for the first time the possibility of using a 'cocktail' of geoengineering tools to reduce changes in both temperature and precipitation caus
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NASA mission surfs through waves in space to understand space weatherNASA's Van Allen Probes have observed a new population of space sound waves, called plasmaspheric hiss, which are important in removing high-energy particles from around Earth that can damage satellites.
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German automakers' shares fall on diesel emissions concernsThe German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.
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Slot machine algorithm could find HIV hotspots An algorithm for picking a casino slot machine may be a way for AIDS programs to better locate people living with undiagnosed HIV infection. “When you walk into a casino and see a row of slot machines how do you decide which one to play and when it’s time to switch to another? What’s the best strategy to maximize your winnings?” asks Gregg Gonsalves, assistant professor of epidemiology at Yale Un
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Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disasterA security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.
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Scientists Can See Zika Coming by Tracking the ClimateHigh temperatures help mosquitos and the virus reproduce; rain has less effect than thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lenovo's Folding Tablet Prototype Is My Dream Gadget GIF GIF: YouTube At Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco last week, the company showed off Folio, a fully-functional prototype with flexible screen that allows it to transform from a smartphone-sized mobile device to a larger tablet. The idea, of course, is to put the best features of both devices into a gadget you can easily carry in your pocket. Like flying cars , folding smartphones
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The Atlantic

The Meaning of India's 'Beef Lynchings' One day in June, towards the end of Ramadan, two young Muslim brothers on a visit to Delhi to buy new clothes for Eid boarded a train to return home, three hours away. Soon, they became embroiled in a disagreement over seating with fellow passengers, which escalated into an argument over their religion. The other passengers taunted the boys, calling them “beef-eaters,” and pulling at their beards
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NASA watches as Vietnam braces for Tropical Storm SoncaNASA's Aqua satellite took a look at an elongated Tropical Storm Sonca in the South China Sea as it approached Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall. Tropical Depression 08W strengthened into a tropical storm on July 23 and was renamed Sonca.
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Three new 'club-tailed' scorpions join the tree of lifeA team of researchers—including Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences and colleagues the American Museum of Natural History and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)—have painstakingly revised a large group of Neotropical "club-tailed" scorpions. After sifting through DNA and comparing the physical traits of hundreds of specimens to reorganize (and strength
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Verdens første flydende vindmøllepark går på vingerneVindmøller er ikke længere begrænset til land og til kystnær havbund. Ny teknologi åbner for møller på dybt vand - og langt fra kysterne.
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Device could use your motion to charge phone Researchers have made an ultrathin energy harvesting system that can generate small amounts of electricity when it is bent or pressed, even at the very low frequencies that characterize human motion. The device could lead to clothing that uses motion to generate energy that could be used to charge a cell phone or other small electronic devices. Human ‘charging depots’ “In the future, I expect tha
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Experimental HIV vaccine regimen is well-tolerated, elicits immune responsesResults from an early-stage clinical trial called APPROACH show that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against HIV in healthy adults. The APPROACH findings, as well as results expected in late 2017 from another early-stage clinical trial called TRAVERSE, will form the basis of the decision whether to move forward with a larger trial in souther
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Child living with HIV maintains remission without drugs since 2008A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be the third reported instance of sustained HIV remission in a child after early, limi
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Drug interaction concerns may affect HIV treatment adherence among transgender womenTransgender women -- at high risk of HIV acquisition -- are a key population for HIV prevention and treatment efforts. A study supported by NIH and Gilead Sciences reveals that more than half of transgender living with HIV in Los Angeles were concerned that taking both antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV and feminizing hormone therapy (HT) may cause harmful drug-drug interactions. Many surveyed ci
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Swaziland survey shows impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemicKey findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, SHIMS2, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections. The findings were released today at a press conference held by the Prime Minister's office in Mbabane, Swaz
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Eye test could help diagnose autismA new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The test, which consists of measuring rapid eye movements, may indicate deficits in an area of the brain that plays an important role in emotional and social development.
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NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial to test targeted drugs in childhood cancersInvestigators at the National Cancer Institute and the Children's Oncology Group announce the opening of enrollment for NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH, a unique precision medicine clinical trial to explore whether targeted therapies can be effective for children and adolescents with solid tumors that harbor specific genetic mutations and have progressed during or after standard therapy.
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'Strong for surgery' shows promise in reducing smoking rates for patients facing surgeryNew ACS quality improvement program is linked to a two-thirds decrease in the rate of smoking in patients undergoing cervical and lumbar spine procedures.
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New non-photosynthesizing plant species discovered on Ishigaki island, JapanA new species of non-photosynthesizing parasitic plant has been discovered on the subtropical island of Ishigaki in Okinawa, Japan and named Sciaphila sugimotoi. The research team responsible for this discovery was led by Project Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) and these findings will be published on July 25 in Phytotaxa.
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South African child 'virtually cured' of HIVThe nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.
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Tides on exoplanets could drive alien biological clocksOn watery worlds that lack days and nights because one face always points toward their star, tides may help life emerge – and algal blooms might be the giveaway
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Scientists uncover biogeochemical controls on occurrence and distribution of PACs in coalsThe organic matter in coal contains polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) of varying quantities in diverse soluble and insoluble forms. PACs in coal are of special interest for organic geochemical studies, as they have been successfully used as biomarkers and indicators of thermal maturity.
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Scientists announce the quest for high-index materialsAn antenna is a device capable of effectively transmitting, picking up, and redirecting electromagnetic radiation. Typically, antennas are macroscopic devices operating in the radio and microwave range. However, there are similar optical devices (Fig. 1). The wavelengths of visible light amount to several hundred nanometers. As a consequence, optical antennas are, by necessity, nanosized devices.
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Writing with the electron beam—now in silverWhen it comes to extremely fine, precise features, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) is unrivaled. A focused electron beam can directly deposit complex features onto a substrate in a single step (Electron-Beam-Induced Deposition, EBID). While this is an established technique for gold, platinum, copper and further metals, direct electron beam writing of silver remained elusive. Yet, the noble me
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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars Image: Screenshot/YouTube Some scientific journals will publish literally anything for a price. That includes a meme-filled paper by “Lucas McGeorge” and “Annette Kin” referencing “midi-chlorians.” Yes, George Lucas’ attempt to explain feeling the Force with faux biology is now published “scientific research.” The science community has long known that certain “predatory journals” will publish alm
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Great News! You Can Mute Gmail ThreadsYour saving grace when someone overuses the "Reply All" function.
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Youngest Mars volcanoes could have supported life, researchers findIt may seem that Mars was once a much more exciting planet. True, there are dust storms and possible water-seeps occurring today, but billions of years ago it was a dramatic place with huge volcanoes, a giant canyon system and branching river valleys being formed.
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Will this Aussie robot be Amazon's 'pick' of the bunch?It's the competition that could save Amazon.com billions in logistics - and QUT's custom-built robot may be the winning solution.
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Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About IslamA Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”
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Is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity a Real Illness? Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) is a 13,000–square-mile area in West Virginia, Virginia, and part of Maryland that heavily restricts radio transmissions and other electromagnetic radiation on the same spectrum. Since 1958, the ban minimizes interference with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio teles
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Is life in Norway as happy as it's cracked up to be?For progressives around the world, it has become almost a pastime to romanticise the quasi-socialist Scandinavian countries. Nations such as Norway, Finland and Sweden are – to many – not only examples of wealth and well-being but also bastions of social progress and tolerance.
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Are smarter people more prone to stereotype others? People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, research finds. However, the experiments also show that those with higher cognitive abilities more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information. “Superior cognitive abilities are often associated with positive outcomes, such as academic achievement and social mobility,” says David Lick,
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New membranes help reduce CO2 emissionThe University of Twente and the German research centre Jülich are collaborating on developing membranes for an efficient separation of gasses, to use for the production of oxygen or hydrogen, for example.
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World's highest output density with power amplifier for W-band GaN transmittersFujitsu today announced the development of a gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) power amplifier for use in W-band (75-110 GHz) transmissions. To realize long-distance, high-capacity wireless communications, a promising approach is to utilize the W-band and other high frequency bands that encompass a broad range of usable frequencies, and increase output with a transmiss
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Opinion: History shows that stacking federal science advisory committees doesn't workScientists are busy people, but every year thousands donate many hours of their time without payment to advise Congress and federal government agencies. They provide input on all kinds of issues, from antibiotic resistance to mapping the world's oceans in three dimensions.
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Why Texas Courts Will Stop 'Nickel-and-Diming' the Poor The Justice Department’s 2015 report examining police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, revealed the ways that the local government’s dependency on money from court fines and fees turned law-enforcement officials into de facto tax collectors and citizens into deliberate sources of revenue for the city. But while Ferguson put this practice on the map, it’s hardly isolated there. In the years since
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Kina overhaler i stilhed Elon Musks giga-fabrikKina banker sin produktion af batterier i vejret, så den årligt planlagte produktion fra Teslas enorme batterifabrik må blegne.
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On Game of Thrones, Everyone's Coming Together but Everything's Falling Apart All images: HBO It’s begun. I believe we’re going to look at last night’s episode, “Stormborn,” as the place where the final act of Game of Thrones truly started—where the ball was first set in motion, where the characters took their first true steps toward the conflict that will engulf all of Westeros. And for some of those players, their game is already over. Like last week’s premiere, “Stormbo
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Why apartment dwellers need indoor plantsThe number of Australians living in high-rise apartments doubled between 1991 and 2011 and that trend has continued since then. The quarter-acre dream is fast disappearing and larger blocks and family gardens along with it. As more people move from country areas to the city and as land to build homes near the city centre becomes scarce, we're getting further and further away from nature. It turns
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How a job acquires a gender (and less authority if it's female)"I'm not bossy, I'm the boss." So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in support of the #banbossy campaign. The campaign highlights how when little boys take charge, they're often praised for being a "leader." But when little girls do, they're more likely to be scolded for being too "bossy."
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NASA watches as Vietnam braces for Tropical Storm SoncaNASA's Aqua satellite took a look at an elongated Tropical Storm Sonca in the South China Sea as it approached Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall. Tropical Depression 08W strengthened into a tropical storm on July 23 and was renamed Sonca.
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Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learningDrinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests.
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Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapyWomen undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed there was no difference in the radiation skin dose absorbed by these patients with or without these deodorants.
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TPU scientists equip chemical sensors with 'traps' to detect toxic substancesScientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and the University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague, Czech Republic) have created novel chemical sensors for Raman spectrometers. Having combined physical and chemical methods scientists obtained highly sensitive sensors for determining dyes prohibited in Europe and heavy metals in water at ultralow concentrations. The process of analysis lasts a cou
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Chances to treat childhood dementiaAlthough dementia is most often seen in adults, childhood or adolescent dementia does occur. A team of researchers from the University of Würzburg believes that established therapeutic drugs might be effective against childhood dementia.
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Risk score may help in the care of patients with suspected appendicitisA new study indicates that a classification system based on patient symptoms and basic lab tests can reduce the need for diagnostic imaging, hospital admissions, and surgery in patients with suspected appendicitis.
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The oldest 'bad boy' in the worldHe's Australian, around half a centimeter long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old -- and he's currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period is throwing a completely new light on the earliest developments in this group of insects. The reconstruction and interpretation of the characteristics of Ponomarenki
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UK should increasingly expect record winter rains, says Met Office Aided by a supercomputer, meteorologists find 34% chance of record monthly rainfall being set, raising fears about major flooding Fears have been raised that the UK could soon see a repeat of the sort of flooding that has hit in recent years after forecasters predicted a one-in-three chance there would be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. The Met Office used a supercomp
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Smart sensors could save lives3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
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Hugs, drugs and choices—helping traumatised animalsRosie, like a real-life Babe, ran away from an organic piggery when she was only a few days old. She was found wandering in a car park, highly agitated, by a family who took her home and made her their live-in pet. However, after three months they could no longer keep her.
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Physics of bubbles could explain language patternsLanguage patterns could be predicted by simple laws of physics, a new study has found.
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New material emits white light when exposed to electricityScientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. The team's new approach could help generate a range of reliable stimuli-responsive materials, which can be used i
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Household batteries will be key to UK's new energy strategy UK to pioneer energy innovation through batteries in homes as energy department announces £246m research funding Batteries and renewable power sources are on the verge of bringing about an “epochal transformation” of the UK that could make energy clean, abundant and very cheap, according to a cabinet minister. As the government unveiled plans for a more flexible energy system and £246m of funding
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North Korean Travel Ban Could Disrupt StudiesRare and hard-fought academic partnerships are left in limbo.
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Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly CoralTrue to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
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Kidney disease risk score can be built into patients' electronic health recordsDesigned by Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators, this tool draws upon recent research that has identified several tests that can be used to calculate an individual's risk score. Now, an automatic calculator can be built into EHRs and displayed prominently for a physician to see when they open a patient's record.
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Writing with the electron beam: Now in silverFor the first time an international team realized direct writing of silver nanostructures using an electron beam applied to a substrate. Silver nanostructures have the potential to concentrate visible light at the nanoscale. Potential applications include sensor design to detect extremely small traces of specific molecules, as well as devices for optical information processing.
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Issues with maternal screening for congenital cytomegalovirus infectionHuman cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus found worldwide. When CMV infects fetuses, it can cause serious complications such as hearing difficulties and mental retardation in affected infants. A group of researchers have evaluated for the first time the efficacy of maternal universal screening using CMV IgG avidity tests for congenital CMV infection, and they have also identified issues with t
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What happens when materials collide? Observing fracture in stressed materialsInternational team led by Osaka University researchers reports the first direct observations of a material's dynamic fracture at the atomic scale, from X-ray diffraction measurements of tantalum.
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Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricityScientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. The team's new approach could help generate a range of reliable stimuli-responsive materials, which can be used i
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Higher cognitive abilities linked to greater risk of stereotyping, new study findsPeople with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information.
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Study finds 90 percent of American men overfatResearchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world's population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat.
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Psychologists say our 'attachment style' applies to social networks like FacebookThe new paper in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin describes four studies that lend insight into the interplay between attachment style and how people manage and perceive friendship networks.
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Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodiesAn international team of scientists has developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique, which will be described in a paper to be published July 24 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.
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Shaping up against pathogensPlants can reprogram their genetic material to mount a defensive response against pathogens, which may have applications for agriculture.
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Approaching to autonomous controlling swarm of UAVsFormation control is a key yet fundamental step to the development of fully autonomous swarm control of UAVs. A recent research develops a new technique of controlling tightly formation UAVs, where the leading aircraft would introduce strong aerodynamical interference to the following flights. To address this issue, researchers consider the coupling effect of vortices as unknown model parameters a
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Smart sensors could save lives3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
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NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technologyA research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. His team has successfully developed a novel method for the simultaneous propagation of spin wave signals in multiple directions at the same frequency, without
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Quantum computing building blocksFor decades scientists have known that a quantum computer—a device that stores and manipulates information in quantum objects such as atoms or photons—could theoretically perform certain calculations far faster than today's computing schemes. But building the "parts" for a quantum computer is a monumental research task. One promising approach involves using the quantum "spin" property of nitrogen-
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300 million-year-old 'modern' beetle from Australia reconstructedHe's Australian, around half a centimetre long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old – and he's currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period, when even the dinosaurs had not yet appeared on the scene, is throwing a completely new light on the earliest developments in this group of insects.
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Observing fracture in stressed materialsEver wondered, while cruising at 36,000 feet over the Atlantic, what would happen if a piece of satellite, asteroid, or other debris collided with your aircraft?
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Booze in space: how the universe is absolutely drowning in the hard stuffA cold beer on a hot day or a whisky nightcap beside a coal fire. A well earned glass can loosen your thinking until you feel able to pierce the mysteries of life, death, love and identity. In moments like these, alcohol and the cosmic can seem intimately entwined.
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Poland's President Vetoes Controversial Legislation Poland’s president has unexpectedly vetoed a controversial measure that critics say would have eroded the judiciary’s independence, staving off punitive action from the European Union but possibly setting up a fight with the country’s ruling party. “As president I don’t feel this law would strengthen a sense of justice,” President Andrzej Duda said. “These laws must be amended.” He said he spent
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The Captain Marvel Movie Will Include a Major Conflict From the Comics Channing Tatum says Gambit is getting reworked. Arrow adds a Person of Interest star. The Flash casts one of its next big villains. And a fascinating fact about Thor: Ragnarok is revealed. Plus, behind the scenes on Rick and Morty ’s Mad Max homage. Spoilers now! Captain Marvel Speaking with IGN , Kevin Feige revealed the great Kree-Skrull War will factor heavily into the plot of Captain Marvel :
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What It’s Like Living in the Land of Natural DisastersIndonesia is a gorgeous archipelago of 13,700 islands. And home to 289 natural disasters a year.
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Healthy sharks sustain healthy oceansA team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.
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Turbulence in planetary cores excited by tidesVeritable shields against high-energy particles, planets' magnetic fields are produced by iron moving in their liquid core. Yet the dominant model for explaining this system does not fit the smallest celestial bodies. Researchers at the Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE, CNRS/Aix Marseille Université/Centrale Marseille) and the University of Leeds have proposed a new m
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Researchers studying how to sustain well-being during prolonged space flightsAs humans prepare to venture deeper into outer space, including potential trips to Mars, researchers are hard at work trying to understand and mitigate the effects of low gravity and radiation on space travelers' bodies.
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New Type Ia supernova discovered using gravitational lensing(Phys.org)—Using gravitational lensing, an international team of astronomers has detected a new Type Ia supernova. The newly discovered lensed supernova was found behind the galaxy cluster known as MOO J1014+0038. The findings were detailed in a paper published July 14 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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Hunting molecules with the Murchison Widefield ArrayAstronomers have used an Australian radio telescope to observe molecular signatures from stars, gas and dust in our galaxy, which could lead to the detection of complex molecules that are precursors to life.
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Restoring Estonian alvar grasslands to save unique speciesA huge project to return one of Europe’s most biodiverse habitats to its former glory is already seeing success. Julianna Photopoulos reports from the site
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Elon Musk’s Mars rocket may be about to lose half of its engines Enlarge / SpaceX may be dumping the outer ring of 21 engines for its new Mars vehicle. (credit: SpaceX) Last year, SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared plans for his transportation system to send humans to Mars in the 2020s. But the fantastically huge rocket, with 42 Raptor engines and enormous technical challenges, seemed more like science fiction than reality. Then there was the small matter of who
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Eclipse science along the path of totalityLeading U.S. solar scientists today highlighted research activities that will take place across the country during next month's rare solar eclipse, advancing our knowledge of the Sun's complex and mysterious magnetic field and its effect on Earth's atmosphere.
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NASA recommends safety tips to view the August solar eclipseMore than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.
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Hour of Devastation review: The evil elder dragon god-pharaoh has arrived. RIP. Magic : The Gathering has expanded yet again with Hour of Devastation , a follow-up to Amonkhet that continues to riff on Egyptian mythology with a large helping of dragon-led apocalypse. We’ve drafted, built decks, and played a bunch of Hour of Devastation matches—read on for our review! We’re also going to dive into some of the recent news around the game, including changes to set structure and
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Image: Hubble's galaxy NGC 4242Tucked away in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is the galaxy NGC 4242, shown here as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy lies some 30 million light-years from us. At this distance from Earth, actually not all that far on a cosmic scale, NGC 4242 is visible to anyone armed with even a basic telescope, as British astronomer William Herschel f
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Life evolves adaptions to microgravityLife has found ways to overcome, and even thrive, in many extreme situations—from super saline pools to the high temperatures of hydrothermal vents. A new experiment has shown that the microgravity found in space is also an environment in which life can adapt.
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A toolbox for creating new drugsETH microbiologists led by Markus Künzler have discovered a remarkable enzyme in a fungus. They now want to use it to develop new drugs.
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Three new 'club-tailed' scorpions join the tree of lifeDr. Lauren Esposito, one of the world's only female scorpion biologists, and her colleagues describe two new genera and three new species of Earth's oldest living, land-based arthropods. The colorful, new-to-science club-tailed scorpions hail from the tropical regions of North, Central, and South America. Some members of this group make a warning audible to the human ear, sounding "like hiss, or e
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World-first ketamine trial shows promise for geriatric depressionAustralian researchers have completed the world's first randomised control trial (RCT) assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression in elderly patients.
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Kaiser Permanente emergency department intervention for adult head trauma reduces CT useImplementing a decision support tool for the use of computed tomography for adult head injuries resulted in reduced CT use and allowed for better identification of injuries, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
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New light weight metal as formable as aluminum sheet metal with 1.5 times higher strengthA research team at NIMS and Nagaoka University of Technology developed high strength magnesium sheet metal that has excellent formability comparable to that of the aluminum sheet metal currently used in body panels of some automobiles. The alloy uses only common metals, and is expect to be a low-cost light weight sheet metal for automotive applications.
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Shaping up against pathogensPlants can reprogram their genetic material to mount a defensive response against pathogens, which may have applications for agriculture.
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Google Street View er nået til rumstationenDet var ikke muligt at sende en fotograf. Så jobbet skulle løses af astronauterne ombord på ISS.
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Data-læk af hemmelige identiteter truer svensk regering Der er blevet lækket informationer fra det svenske transportministerium, der kan bruges til at spore personer med hemmelige adresser og identiteter. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/it-skandale-truer-med-at-vaelte-svenske-regering-1078564 Version2
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Artificial intelligence suggests recipes based on food photosResearchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that analyzing photos like these could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits. In a new paper with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the team trained an artificial intelligence system called Pic2Recipe to look at a photo of food and be able to predict the ingredie
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Civil unrest after Freddie Gray's death harms health in Baltimore mothersThe April 2015 civil unrest associated with Freddie Gray's death while in police custody caused a significant spike of stress in mothers of young children living in affected neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM).
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Mapping dark matterAbout eighty-five percent of the matter in the universe is in the form of dark matter, whose nature remains a mystery. The rest of the matter in the universe is of the kind found in atoms. Astronomers studying the evolution of galaxies in the universe find that dark matter exhibits gravity and, because it is so abundant, it dominates the formation of large-scale structures in the universe like clu
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Rising carbon dioxide is making the world's plants more water-wiseLand plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research published today shows. Equally extraordinarily, our study also shows that the vegetation is hardly using any extra water to do it, suggesting that global change is causing the world's plants to grow in a more water-efficient way.
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Biblical Battles: 12 Ancient Wars Lifted from the BibleFrom the story of Jewish people fleeing Egypt in the Book of Exodus to the tale of Israelis taking of the city of Jericho, here's a look at conflicts detailed in the bible.
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The rather rude sounds of an elephant sealMale elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
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The goldsmith's tombLudwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich Egyptologist Julia Budka is studying the impact of intercultural contacts in Ancient Egypt. Her excavations in Sudan have uncovered a tomb dating to around 1450 BC on the island of Sai in the Nile.
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Engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave based information processing technologyConventional electronic devices make use of semiconductor circuits and they transmit information by electric charges. However, such devices are being pushed to their physical limit and the technology is facing immense challenges to meet the increasing demand for speed and further miniaturisation. Spin wave based devices, which utilise collective excitations of electronic spins in magnetic material
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Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early - Amazon Echoes Are Just $80 Today When You Buy Two 2x Amazon Echoes , $160 with code ECHO2PACK | Single Echoes Available For $130 Update : The code is dead, but you can still get a single Echo for $50 off, today only . Amazon’s taking $50 off the Echo today , which would be pretty interesting if not for the fact that they were $90 off a couple weeks ago for Prime Day. However.... this deal stacks (at least for now) with Amazon’s $100 discount whe
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Betty Shannon, Unsung Mathematical GeniusHer husband, Claude, helped create the computer revolution, but few knew that she was his closest collaborator -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bliv beredt på sommerens myggeinvasionDet ser ud til at holde stik. Myggeinvasionen er på vej.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Boat-shaped membrane protein offers novel solution for working in the cell membraneSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a novel structure that helps an enzyme solve a challenging biological problem by bobbing like a ship at the surface of the cell membrane. The finding offers a glimpse of how life works at the molecular level and a possible new target for antibiotics in the future.
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Ingeniør gror kunstige gletsjere i den indiske ørkenEn indisk ingeniør bruger simpel fysik til at lave is i ørkenen, hvor stigende globale temperaturer truer høsten.
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Ruslands parlament vil forbyde brug af VPN Brugen af VPN og andre proxy-forbindelser skal være ulovlig lyder det enstemmigt fra det russiske parlament. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ruslands-parlament-vil-forbyde-brug-vpn-1078567 Version2
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Beckman: Protein CharacterizationDo matix effects get in the way of your protein characterization?
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Gizmodo

Take a Hike With Amazon's Massive CamelBak Sale, Today Only CamelBak Gold Box Whether you’re a serious hiker, play a lot of sports, or just want to stay properly hydrated at your desk job, today’s CamelBak sale on Amazon has your name on it. In addition to several of the namesake CamelBak hydration backpacks, you’ll also find a bunch standalone water bottles, as well as accessories to go along with your existing packs. So whether this is your first CamelB
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The Atlantic

Jared Kushner Maintains He 'Did Not Collude' With Russia in Rare Public Statement Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told reporters Monday that he “did not collude” with Russia, reiterating remarks he made earlier in the day in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so,” Kushner said in an afternoon statement, delivered
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The Atlantic

5 Ways to Interfere in American Elections—Without Breaking the Law Russia’s apparent interference in the U.S. presidential election is a big story, but it’s part of an even bigger one: the ease with which foreign actors can insert themselves into the democratic process these days, and the difficulty of determining how to minimize that meddling. Witness the disagreement in recent weeks among leaders of the U.S. Federal Election Commission. Democratic Commissioner
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Wired

Surfboard Shaper Danny Hess Makes Truly Gorgeous Wooden BoardsHang for ten inside the woodshop of San Francisco shaper Danny Hess.
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Testing on pigs may cut drug failure rates Using pigs as models for testing may reduce the failure rate of drugs used to treat diseases linked to a high-calorie diet, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. In a study, researchers found that pigs, which have gut bacterial profiles and immune systems similar to humans, also maintain two distinct colonic stem cell populations—ASCL-2 and BMI-1. Mice, usually used in
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Sign up for the July Scythe Marathon! The July Scythe Marathon is here! Starting at 8 AM EDT on 7/26 , you’ll have 24 hours to grow and complete one single cell. And since this is a Scythe Marathon, the Scythes will be filling in for the Grim Reaper in cell-tending activities. Think Eyewire can hit a new record? Let’s see! Bonuses for Normal Play Trace 20 cubes – 2,000 point bonus Trace 50 cubes – 5,000 point bonus Trace 150 cubes –
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'Insecure' Returns With a Secret Weapon: AgilityThe show's second season acknowledges issues other shows might obsess over—but never gets bogged down.
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Tre elektriske bilnyheder fra den rullende revolutionAntallet af ladestik til elbiler passerer en milepæl herhjemme, alt imens de vestlige bilproducenter farer i flint over Kinas ambitiøse plan for afvikling af benzinmotorer.
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Wired

Helix’s Bold Plan to Be Your One Stop Personal Genomics Shop$80 and a spit sample gets you a spot on one of Helix’s sequencing machines and a chunk of its cloud storage for your exome sequence.
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Gizmodo

EBay Auction For Old FBI Surveillance Van Ends Today GIF Have you ever wanted to own an undercover FBI van, complete with video and audio recording equipment, and even a toilet in the back for those long stakeouts? Now’s your chance . A man from North Carolina, identified by local TV news as Ginter Senfeldas , is selling a 1989 Dodge Ram 350 that he bought at police auction . With just over 23,500 miles on it, and a sparkling interior, this thing l
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A DNA App Store Is Here, but Proceed with CautionHelix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Social Ties between Autism and SchizophreniaComparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

The Dangerous Politicization of the Military Last week, the head of the French armed forces angrily resigned after disagreements with his new president, Emmanuel Macron, over the defense budget. This was the first resignation of its kind in France in six decades, but it was enough to remind me how much Americans take healthy civil-military relations for granted. Unlike the French, for example, who have had some terrible episodes between the
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The Atlantic

Are Commercial Wildflowers Ever Truly 'Wild'? The roses looked pathetic. When shipped to the florist I worked at during high school, they arrived wadded together and smashed into four-foot-long boxes. The lisianthuses, however, looked as alive as I imagined they did when still in the ground. Each stalk showcased multiple purple or pink blossoms emerging from foliage in various states of bloom, as if being picked had interrupted each flower h
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Iceland Drilling Project Aims to Unearth How Islands FormScientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

Richard Dawkins event cancelled over his 'abusive speech against Islam' Berkeley’s KPFA Radio cancels appearance by evolutionary biologist after learning of his ‘hurtful speech’ against the religion – a charge the author contests Richard Dawkins has denied using “abusive speech against Islam” after a California radio station cancelled a book event with the scientist, citing his comments on Islam, which it said had “offended and hurt … so many people”. Dawkins, whose
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Wired

Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space SurgeryTraumatic injury in space has a huge potential impact on a mission. And people barely know anything about how to deal with it.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Radioactive substances leave electron ‘fingerprints’ behindA new method of nuclear forensics could make it harder to handle radioactive material in secret.
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Make America Wait Again: Trump Tries to Delay Regulations out of ExistenceThe White House has been postponing environmental rules as it tries to undercut them, a Scientific American analysis shows. But a new court decision weakens that strategy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NYT > Science

A Rest Stop for Half a Billion BirdsDuring their migration between Europe and Africa, hundreds of millions of birds stop in Israel to rest and refuel. Hop aboard a government-sponsored tractor spreading birdseed and corn to keep the birds away from local crop fields.
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Live Science

A Bird Murder Witness: Why Parrots Are Such Great MimicsA bizarre murder case highlights the vocal abilities of the African grey parrot.
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Live Science

'Tail-Standing' Sperm Whales Snooze in Stunning PhotoSleeping dogs lie, but sleeping whales … "stand" on their tails?
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study finds 275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposuresUS Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures. According to the study authors, Lack of federal oversight has led to inconsistencies in the quality of dietary supplements, product mislabeling and contamination with other substances.
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Techtopia #10: Hallo hallo – er der nogen hjemme i verdensrummet?Podcast: Techtopia har mødt en af de førende astronomer fra SETI Institute i Californien, der også fortæller historien om dengang, han fik kontakt med aliens – troede han.
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The Atlantic

Democrats Bet on a Populist Message to Win Back Congress Six months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats in Congress are ready to adopt a populist economic agenda that blends ideas long entrenched in the liberal mainstream, like infrastructure investment, with promises that have not been a focus of the Democratic Party in recent years such as a pledge to rein in the power of corporate monopolies. Locked out of power in Washington, Democrats lac
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The Atlantic

When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy Tsumkwe is the closest thing to a town in Namibia’s Nyae Nyae district, the epitome of remoteness in a country where almost everywhere is remote. Tsumkwe is also the capital of roughly 3,500 Ju/'hoansi, perhaps the best known of the few groups of people who continued to live as hunter-gatherers well into the 20th century. If Tsumkwe has a center, then it is the Tsumkwe General Dealer, a small tha
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The Atlantic

A Curb Your Enthusiasm for Millennials It was pretty, pretty, pretty exciting to learn last week that one of cable’s favorite curmudgeons will return to television this fall . After six years off the air, Larry David—the Seinfeld co-creator known more recently for his Bernie Sanders impression on Saturday Night Live —will bring his hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm back for a ninth season on October 1. But if that release date seems
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New Scientist - News

Everyone gets lonely. We must admit it or bear the consequencesLoneliness is one of the neglected public health issues of our time. We need to get behind campaigns that highlight its toll on mental and physical health
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Gizmodo

Trivial Pursuit Predicted Donald Trump Profiting From the Destruction of America President Trump holding what is presumably the Trumpcare replacement for a proper vasectomy (Photo by Michael Reynolds - Pool/Getty Images) Before the invention of smartphones, Americans were forced to play boardgames and interact with each other face-to-face like cave people. One such game was Trivial Pursuit, which may very well have predicted the future. How so? One of the questions in the 198
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New Scientist - News

Monthly injections could replace daily pills for people with HIVA two-year trial has found that long-acting injections of antiretroviral therapy work just as well or better at controlling HIV than daily pills
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Rhino poaching dips slightly in South AfricaThe number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped slightly in the first half of this year, but more than 500 were still slaughtered, the government announced Monday.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Immune cells the missing ingredient in new bladder cancer treatmentNew research offers a possible explanation for why a new type of cancer treatment hasn't been working as expected against bladder cancer.
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Science | The Guardian

Should the Americanisation (or Americanization) of English worry us? | Rebecca RidealFrom the first settlers to the New World, English speakers have absorbed myriad influences – modern anxieties about ‘corruption’ say a lot about our times • Rebecca Rideal is a historian and author “That’s what this nation has been built on, proud men. Proud fucking warriors!” shouts Combo in one of the most well-known scenes from This Is England . What Combo would have thought of the recent repor
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BBC News - Science & Environment

High risk of 'unprecedented' winter downpours - Met OfficeA new analysis suggests there's a greater chance of the heavy rain that led to extensive flooding in 2014.
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The Atlantic

ISIS Destroyed Jonah’s Tomb, but Not Its Message As we saw the first images of Jonah’s Tomb destroyed in Mosul on July 24, 2014, we felt shocked and deeply uneasy. We had been following news from Iraq obsessively over the previous weeks, distressed by the Islamic State’s actions in a country we still thought of as home, even though all three of us now live in North America. Every bit of ISIS destruction had been terrible to witness, but somehow
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Science : NPR

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain. (Image credit: Bridget Bennett for NPR)
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Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope' Even though President Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming. (Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Voldsom brand i olieraffinaderi på Kalundborg HavnOPDATERET: Produktionsanlægget, hvor Avista Oil i Kalundborg omdanner spildolie til baseolie, er i brand. Det oplyser Midt- og Vestsjællands Politi.
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The Atlantic

The Battle Over 2,500-Year-Old Shelters Made of Poop NUUK, Greenland—Far up the coast of this ice-dominated island—north of the Arctic Circle; north of the glacier that spawned the Titanic -sinking iceberg; and north of the northernmost American military base —two birds of prey are locked in a vicious battle for food and territory. Kurt Burnham has spent the past decade watching the fight take shape. He studies falcons at the High Arctic Institute,
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US study of dapivirine ring in lactating women finds little drug gets into breast milkThe antiretroviral drug dapivirine contained in a vaginal ring for HIV prevention, is absorbed in very low concentrations into breastmilk, according to a US study of the dapivirine ring in women who were no longer nursing their babies but still producing milk. Researchers are now planning studies of the ring in African women who are breastfeeding as well as during pregnancy, when there may be a gr
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Ugens job: Sommerens længste liste med flere ingeniørtørstige firmaer En række firmaer som Dong, Niras, Forsvaret, Chr. Hansen, MAN Diesel, Banedanmark og Rambøll har flere ledige stillinger. Find drømmejobbet hos Jobfinder. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-sommerens-laengste-liste-med-masser-ledige-ingenioerjob-9225 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Science | The Guardian

Child treated for HIV at birth is healthy nine years on without further treatment Researchers say case of child infected at birth but no longer displaying symptoms may spare others long-term therapy A child who was infected with HIV at birth and given a short course of treatment has remained healthy for the last nine years without further drugs, according to scientists at a conference in Paris, in a case that could give hope to children born with the virus. Researchers say the
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Thai cops bust $3 million phone scam gangA gang of 44 people from China and Taiwan have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned $3 million from scores of victims, police said Monday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado floodIn September 2013, severe storms struck Colorado with prolonged, heavy rainfall, resulting in at least nine deaths, 1,800 evacuations and 900 homes destroyed or damaged. The eight-day storm dumped more than 17 inches of rain, causing the Platte River to reach flood levels higher than ever recorded.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Philips profits plunge 32.9% in second quarterDutch electronics giant Philips Monday posted a 32.9 percent fall in second quarter profits, hit mainly by the costs of spinning off its lighting business last year.
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Science-Based Medicine

Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop: Another triumph of celebrity pseudoscience and quackeryEarlier this month, the hostilities between Gwyneth Paltrow's den of celebrity pseudoscience and quackery, her "lifestyle" website and store Goop, and skeptics erupted into open warfare, as Goop attacked Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN, blogger, and frequent critic of the pseudoscience published and sold by Goop. This leads to the question: Who are the physicians facilitating Paltrow and Goop? And does
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Campaigning on climate science consensus may backfire, warn scholarsClimate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary published today in Environmental Communication.
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GRAFIK: Rusland søsætter verdens største isbryderRusland er ikke blot ejer af verdens største atomdrevne ubåd. I 2019 søsættes verdens største atomdrevne isbryder. Se detaljer om det imponerende fartøj her.
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Science | The Guardian

Is it always good to talk? How to help survivors of trauma A large number of counsellors have volunteered to be available for survivors and firefighters at Grenfell tower, but what’s the evidence for talking therapy immediately after a trauma? There were a few weeks a month or so ago when I started to dread turning on the radio in the morning. Manchester , London and then Grenfell … the news was horrific and deeply sad. In the aftermath of shocking viole
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Science | The Guardian

Does being on your period make you less on top of your game? ‘Period brain’ may be one of the mainstays of internet banter – but a new study doesn’t find any scientific evidence for it Is there such a thing as period brain? There are teams of researchers asking exactly what having a period does to your memory, ability to pay attention and your judgment. So far, the weight of studies has been firmly tilted towards fluctuating levels of hormones during the m
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E-mærket vil jagte fup-webshops med machine learning Ved blandt andet at se på Whois-opslag og DNS-indstillinger, vil eMærket sætte ind mod fup-webshops. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ny-algoritme-skal-jagte-fupbutikker-paa-dk-1078534 Emner It-sikkerhed Version2
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Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report SaysThe agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.
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The Atlantic

Game of Thrones: A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing Every week for the seventh season of Game of Thrones , three Atlantic staffers will discuss new episodes of the HBO drama. Because no screeners were made available to critics in advance this year, we'll be posting our thoughts in installments. Spencer Kornhaber: Game of Thrones ended its latest episode with a good-old-fashion pirate ambush, eliminating two out of three of the Sand Snakes and subj
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'Hindcasting' study investigates the extreme 2013 Colorado floodUsing a publicly available climate model, Berkeley Lab researchers 'hindcast' the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred.
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Neuroticism may postpone death for someData from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may reduce the risk of death for individuals who report being in fair or poor health. The research, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, further revealed that a specific aspect of neuroticism relat
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Tai chi may help prevent falls in older and at-risk adultsAn analysis of published studies indicates that tai chi may help reduce the number of falls in both the older adult population and at-risk adults.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer riskA new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.
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AAP counsels pediatricians to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kidsSince frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.
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Stroke survivors without early complications at long-term risk of death, strokePeople who survive a stroke or a mini-stroke without early complications have an increased risk of death, another stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction) for at least five years following the initial stroke, found a new study published in CMAJ.
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SHARK WEEK: Shark Vortex Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it thirty species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Remeiro return to Shark Week to study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks – makos, great whites, and porbeagles – that can out-swim, out-think, and out-compete all the others. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.co
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Regeringen dropper overblik over skovenes naturNaturen i hovedparten af landets skove skal alligevel ikke kortlægges. Forskere frygter, at det går ud over biodiversiteten og at tilskud til skovene skal uddeles ved at »hutle sig frem«. »Hul i hovedet,« mener førende ekspert.
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How the body responds to stressWe analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.
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