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Dulled taste may prompt more calories on path to obesityFood scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter -- and likely higher-calorie -- fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.
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Football judgments and driving too fast: The science of judging speedFootball officials watching slow-motion clips or drivers changing from motorways to 30 mph zones could be unconsciously misjudging speed -- and the motivations behind a person's movements -- because their perceptions of 'normal' have been altered by recent experiences, new research has found.
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New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuriesRepairing spinal injuries is a difficult business. Scientists previously developed a new surgical technique to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after traumatic spinal injuries. Now, they have gained new insight into how the technique works at a cellular level by recreating it in rats. The technique succeeds because offshoots from the spinal cord grow into the implanted sensory neurons
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US transplant centers frequently refuse deceased donor kidneysFrom 2007-2012, deceased donor kidneys in the United States were offered a median of 7 times before finally being accepted for transplantation. Such refusals may have contributed to racial and ethnic disparities that exist in access to transplantation in the United States.
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Rocks: A Handy Book for Tiny GeologistsDiscover a fantastic book to give to kids as they explore the rocky world this summer. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ever wondered why US Special Forces love the Chevy Suburban so much? Enlarge (credit: Chevrolet) The United States Special Forces are perhaps the best tactical fighting force the world has ever seen. Whether it's hostage rescue, covert operations, or a Bin Laden-esque kill-or-capture mission, the Tier 1 Operators of the US military are the ones to beat. As any Boy Scout can tell you, being prepared is the key to success. For these operators, it's about having the
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How Dangerous Is Asbestos?This year the EPA is set to review restrictions on 10 high priority chemicals as part of the Toxic Substance Control Act, including asbestos. So why is asbestos dangerous? Is the US likely to change... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Saturday's Best Deals: Breville Juicer, Syphon Coffee, Space Jam, and More A coffee maker that Walter White would love , ExOfficio’s crazy-popular underwear , and an insane Breville juicer deal lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals TP-Link Smart Plug Mini , $30 Wi-Fi smart plugs have been around for awhile, but only now are they getting small enough to only cover up a single outlet. The new TP-
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Dansk astrofysiker forklarer: Mennesket er lavet af universets byggestenSidste del af vores sommerserie om universets store spørgsmål ender hos os selv: Hvad er mennesket lavet af?
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'Valerian' Would Make a Great Silent MovieLuc Besson's latest film is the perfect thing to play on mute at a party.
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Senate Advances Bill Undermining Trump Administration's Energy Research CutsThe Senate Appropriations Committee moved to sustain funding for energy research and development, breaking with the president and House of Representatives -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hypnotic suggestion prevents action, not recognition Enlarge / You're feeling sleeeeeeepy... (credit: Sim Dawdler ) The brain is a strange thing, and hypnosis may be one of the weirdest brain phenomena around. Some dude waves a watch at you and tells you there is an elephant in the room. Voila, your brain invents an elephant, acts out the elephant's behavior, and the rest of your brain responds as if this is real. This weirdness is partially why I
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Newark's Long Hot Summer Few corners of American life looked as dire or as combustible as Newark, New Jersey in the summer of 1967. In an application for a Federal grant that year, officials noted that, of every major city, Newark had “the highest percentage of substandard housing, the most crime per 100,000 people, the heaviest per capita tax burden and the highest rates of venereal disease, new tuberculosis cases and m
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Scientists Edit Human Embryo: This Is Why Designer Babies Are a Ways OffThe news may have come as a surprise, but it probably shouldn't have. A bioethics expert walks through how big a deal this announcement is – and what we should be considering now.
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When Your Hand Has A Mind Of Its Own What happens when you think and how you act don't align? We tell the story of a woman diagnosed with what's known as "alien hand syndrome."
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Iconic Photo of Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue Sells for $125,000The image of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out is probably one of most ubiquitous (and memorable) photos of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
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DNA Analysis Reveals Why 'Water Bears' Are the World's Toughest AnimalsTardigrades are virtually indestructible, and scientists believe alien life could share some of the same qualities as these tiny creatures.
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Angelina Jolie and German Philosophy: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Angelina Jolie Solo Evgenia Peretz | Vanity Fair “As it happens, the personal trauma has coincided with her most personal film yet. Jolie has directed a moving, large-scale adaptation of First They Killed My Father , Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir of the Khmer Rouge genocide. … If Cambodians consider the film to be something of a gift, then it’s surely a thank-you gift. For Jolie, Cambodia is where she
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How Intelligence Leads to Stereotyping Upon seeing a young man hoisting a Hitler salute in 2017 , most people likely do not think, “there goes a Rhodes Scholar.” Racists stereotype other people, for the most part, but there are also stereotypes about racists. And the stereotype about racists is that, well, they’re kind of dumb. But a new study complicates the narrative that only unintelligent people are prejudiced. The paper, publishe
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How Hackers Can Use 'Evil Bubbles' to Destroy Industrial PumpsOne demonstration at the Black Hat conference shows how insidious physical infrastructure hacking could be.
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Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy’s Got More Twins Than BeyonceBehold the Orion Nebula's many stars, a gorgeous green aurora, and more dazzling visions of Saturn this week in space.
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The best Twitter tricks and add-ons DIY Tweet like a pro. These essential Twitter tips, tricks, and add-ons will allow you to perform advanced searches, schedule tweets, tweak the interface, avoid spoilers, and more.
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Kim Dotcom set to receive seized funds, “4 containers full of seized property” Enlarge / Kim Dotcom, as seen in 2014. (credit: Hannah Peters / Getty Images News) Kim Dotcom is about to upgrade his lifestyle, and he plans to move from Auckland, New Zealand to Queenstown, a city in the far south of the country, according to a few recent tweets. The Megaupload founder has been battling an American criminal copyright case from New Zealand for years now, and so far he's successf
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Here's a Great Chance to Discover the Joys of Pasta Making Philips Pasta Maker , $200 You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This Philips pasta maker isn’t cheap, but it lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just 15 minutes. $200 is within $10 of the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so I’d call this deal delizioso. You’ll probably want a dryin
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You Might Not Miss Flash, But Videogames WillWhen Adobe Flash is discontinued in 2020, it will imperil a creatively significant era of gaming history.
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What to Do With Ashes? Grow a TreeThe Bios Urn and its new automated watering planter let you sprinkle human ashes into saplings that grow into trees.
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Google and Facebook Still Reign Over Digital AdvertisingIt's all about the money, and the money's all about the ads.
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Your Own Pacemaker Can Now Testify Against You In CourtOpinion: What happens to privacy when data from our medical devices can lead to criminal charges?
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The Model 3 Is Out. Now Elon Musk Has Better Things to Do Than Run TeslaMusk the visionary is ill-suited to the next phase of Tesla's expansion: being a real automaker.
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Storing Data in DNA Brings Nature into the Digital UniverseWe’re not going to stop taking pictures and recording movies, and we need to develop new ways to save them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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North Korea Releases Video of Latest ICBM Test GIF North Korean state TV just aired footage of yesterday’s missile test, which has been confirmed by South Korea and US forces as an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM. Early figures show that this is North Korea’s longest range missile to date. The missile, which North Korea claims is the same Hwasong-14 model that it tested back on July 4th, flew for roughly 45 minutes. The ICBM lande
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Single molecular layer and thin silicon beam enable nanolaser operation at room temperatureFor the first time, researchers have built a nanolaser that uses only a single molecular layer, placed on a thin silicon beam, which operates at room temperature. The new device, developed by a team of researchers from Arizona State University and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, could potentially be used to send information between different points on a single computer chip. The lasers also m
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The Most Dangerous Game – Sheelah Kolhatkar – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #109 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author and former Wall Street hedge fund analyst Sheelah Kolhatkar on the reality and the dangers of the financial industry today. Read More
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'Who Will Fill That Void in the White House Now?' President Trump’s ouster of his chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday could end up severing his White House’s already fragile relationship with the Republican establishment in Washington, multiple GOP sources said. Trump announced Priebus’s departure in a series of tweets late Friday afternoon that also introduced followers to his replacement: Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kell
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending July 29, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Velkommen til Hebocon – VM for håbløse robotterEn japansk organisation har gjort en dyd ud af at bygge verdens værste robotter og så lade dem ‘slås’. En idé, der har udviklet sig til en verdensomspændende succes.
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The world has lost a great artist in mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani She was the only woman to have won the Fields medal, maths’ equivalent of the Nobel prize The mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died two weeks ago . She was 40. I had never heard of her before reading about her death in the papers. It’s a piercingly sad story: Iranian-born, and latterly a professor at Stanford University, Mirzakhani was the only woman to have won the Fields medal, the equivalent fo
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National Solar Observatory predicts shape of solar corona for august eclipseAugust 21st will bring a history-making opportunity for the entire United States. On that day, every person in the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, will have an opportunity to witness at least a partial solar eclipse as the moon moves in front of the Sun. If you have the good fortune to be along the path of totality, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, you will get to witness one of the
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Supernova-hunting team finds comet with aid of amateur astronomerCarnegie's Benjamin Shappee is part of a team of scientists, including an Australian amateur astronomer, which discovered a new comet last week.
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Three-man crew reaches International Space StationA three-man space crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month mission Friday.
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Sewage system failures plague Mexican tourist destinationsSewage breakdowns in Mexico City's "floating gardens" of Xochimilco and in the country's Yucatan peninsula resort of Isla Holbox have officials warning of threats to residents and tourism.
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Researchers pioneer greener way to create interwoven polymers with blue lightA pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light.
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ISIS Claims Attack on U.S.-Backed Troops in Syria ISIS claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on U.S.-backed forces near Raqqa, the militant group’s de-facto capital in Syria. The attack took place on Thursday as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)—an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters—advanced into an ISIS stronghold in the Homs province. ISIS claimed that two armored vehicles were destroyed and 53 members of the SDF were killed in th
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Life on Mars: Mirages of EarthSix people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the fifth episode of this 360-video series, experience the virtual environments the crew uses to relieve stress.
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I Drove a Tesla Model 3. Here’s What You Need to KnowThe company delivered the first 30 of its new "affordable" car on Friday.
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Pared-down electric experience: Driving one of the first Model 3s off the line Tesla FREMONT, Calif.—On Friday at Tesla's factory, Ars got behind the wheel of one of the first Tesla Model 3s off the factory line. It was a quick, 5-minute guided drive around the factory, but it gave a quick impression of what may be Tesla's most important car. After all, Tesla has been working up to the launch of the Model 3 for years. CEO Elon Musk's dream has been to build an affordably-pr
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SHARK WEEK: Shark Mania The ultimate rundown of the greatest moments from Shark Week 2017, featuring the closest calls, biggest bites, greatest gadgets, and viewers’ top picks for the best of Shark Week history. Stream Full Episodes Now on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/shark-week/ See the full lineup of specials! http://www.SharkWeek.com Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Fac
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What Is a Scientific Theory?A scientific theory is based on careful examination of facts. It is much different from the non-scientific use of the word.
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This Is Why You Need to Wear Special Glasses Before You Stare at a Solar Eclipse There’s another safe way to observe the “Great American Eclipse,” too. Read More
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What Is a Law in Science?In science, a law describes an observed phenomenon.
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Turkey Frees Journalists Detained for Nine Months Seven journalists were released from a Turkish jail on Friday after spending nine months behind bars on charges of aiding a terrorist organization. The journalists are employees of Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest newspaper and one of the nation’s few remaining independent news outlets. Their court case represents that largest trial of journalists in Turkey since a failed coup against the Turkish gove
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Tesla Model 3 Launch: Live CoverageToday's the day Elon Musk delivers the first new cars off the line.
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Here's The Perfect Working Class Car For Steve's Music Video | Vegas Rat Rods #VegasRatRods | Mondays at 10/9c Detroit badass brought to life with a 1968 Charger with a chain-driven 5.9 Cummins with superchargers. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/vegas-rat-rods More Rat Rods: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/vegas-rat-rods/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discov
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F.D.A. Delays Rules That Would Have Limited E-Cigarettes on MarketThe agency opened the door to endorsing “vaping” as a means to getting tobacco smokers to quit.
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Sprint seeks merger with Charter to create wireless and cable giant Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart ) Wireless carrier Sprint is trying to merge with cable giant Charter Communications, The Wall Street Journal reported today . Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son proposed the merger to create "a new publicly traded entity that would combine Sprint and Charter and be controlled by Japan's SoftBank Group," the Journal wrote, citing "people familiar with the matter." Son is t
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Update: Turkish UniversityAllegedlyCensors Research StudyA cardiovascular surgeon's research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false.
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Cricket's summer song making a comebackHow field crickets are being brought back from the brink of extinction by a unique conservation project.
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Trilobites: Scientists Give a Chrysanthemum the BluesThere are few true blue flowers in nature, but plant geneticists are determined to create them anyway.
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Scaramucci Did Not Invent the Word ‘Paranoiac’As the word makes its way into all kinds of peculiar sentences, it seems worth clearing up one matter: Anthony Scaramucci should not be blamed or credited with inventing it. It is a real word, with a complex history.
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Trilobites: Taking the Pulse of the ‘Near Threatened’ Platypus Is a Tricky TaskWith indications that populations are declining, Australian scientists have embarked on an initiative to see how the platypus is faring.
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Give Up on Denuclearizing North Korea Strategic milestones don’t come along everyday. Today was one of those days. On Friday, North Korea tested a missile than can deliver a nuclear weapon to almost any target in the continental United States, marking a major accomplishment for a state than many thought was on its last legs in the early 1990s. But far from dead, North Korea has managed to evade every political, military, and economic
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What Can Trump Do About MS-13? President Trump flew to New York Friday to talk about “ liberating ” Long Island from MS-13. Trump has often used the gang, its bloody tactics, and its ties to Central America to push his immigration policies, and the picture he painted Friday was one of Long Island as a war zone. MS-13, Trump said, has “transformed peaceful parks and beautiful, quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fiel
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U.S. Sanctions Iran Over Satellite Rocket Launch The U.S. has imposed a new round of sanctions on six Iranian firms with ties to Iran’s ballistic-missile program, the Treasury Department announced Friday. The sanctions arrived one day after the Iranian state media said Iran had successfully launched an advanced satellite-carrying rocket into space—one that uses much of the same technology as a long-range ballistic missile. Last month, Pentagon
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The Atlantic Daily: West Wing Woes What We’re Following Obamacare Survives: The “no” votes of three Republican senators —John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski— brought down Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan for a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. The proposal failed by a margin of just one vote, and McCain’s was the biggest surprise: Critics had denounced him for putting partisanship first in a vote to proc
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Has North Korea Already Passed Trump's Red Line? Back in January, Donald Trump responded to Kim Jong Un’s claim that he was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)—the kind of long-range missile that, if fitted with a nuclear warhead, could deliver the world’s deadliest weapon to the United States. “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S.,”
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Why You Should 'Rewild' Your Diet to Help Your Microbiome The community of microorganisms that live inside of your stomach is one of the most important markers of health, physically and psychologically. Read More
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Goodnight, Sweet Reince Today in 5 Lines President Trump has chosen Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to replace Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. The Senate failed to pass Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to partially repeal Obamacare, after Republican Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins opposed the measure in a dramatic early-morning vote. Trump criticized the outcome on
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Five rad and random eclipse things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 19. Five rad and random eclipse things I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 19. Read on.
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What Turned Ted Kaczynski Into The UNABOMBER? Manhunt: Unabomber | Premieres Tue Aug 1 at 9/8c What turned a Harvard-educated college professor into one of the most notorious domestic terrorists of all time? Retired FBI criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald breaks down what we know about Ted Kaczynski. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/ More info: http://www.discovery.com/manhunt-unabomber/ Subscribe to Dis
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Roomba CEO Swears That He Will Never Sell Maps of Users' Homes, So Help Him God Photo: AP iRobot, the maker of Roomba, made big news this week when an interview with its CEO mentioned plans to sell the map data of customers’ homes to third parties. Today, the company launched damage control measures and the CEO is spreading assurances that this is all just a big misunderstanding. In a statement first shared with ZDNet , iRobot CEO Colin Angle wrote: First things first, iRobo
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North Korea launches ICBM with potential to reach New YorkAn intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea landed in Japanese waters. Experts say the range of such a missile could reach the US east coast
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How Contaminated Is Your Drinking Water? This Database Will Tell You In most places, water meets legal guidelines. But is it safe? One EWG spokesperson says no. Read More
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Can John Kelly Stop the Chaos Inside Trump's West Wing? Updated on July 28 at 5:57 p.m. ET For once, the rumors of Reince Priebus’s demise were not exaggerated. President Trump announced late Friday afternoon that he had named John Kelly as chief of staff, replacing Priebus. Priebus had been the subject of whispers of imminent dismissal more or less since he took the job, but the arrival of communications director Anthony Scaramucci last week, over Pr
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There's something scarier than a grenade-toting drone Military Ukrainian stockpile explosion highlights vulnerability of ammunition depots. A new video has captured a massive ammunition depot explosion in the Ukraine. The culprit: A drone that probably set off the event with a thermite grenade.
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Trump's Vision of Lawless Order “America is once more a nation of laws,” President Trump said near the end of a speech Friday afternoon in Brentwood, New York. He meant it as a boast, but one could be forgiven for thinking it was a lament, given the rest of the speech. Trump has portrayed himself, like Richard Nixon, as a president who can bring law and order, but on closer examination, his rhetoric is far more about order (und
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The iPod Shuffle Review (2017) All photos: Harrison Weber/Gizmodo Apple is doing away with the iPod Shuffle, a gadget I’d eradicated from my mind until yesterday. And now I’m suddenly awash with emotion for a little white stick I hadn’t considered once in this decade. I’m going to miss the hell out of it. Damn you Apple, quit playing shuffle with my heart. Late spring in 2006, at the ripe old age of 14, my girlfriend slid a bo
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The Corruption Conundrum in Pakistan's Democracy Once again, a leader of Pakistan has been forced to leave office without completing a full term. On Friday, Nawaz Sharif stepped down as prime minister after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him on corruption-related charges. For Sharif, this ends a 35-year career in politics that saw him elected prime minister and unceremoniously removed from office three times . For Pakistan, it marks a
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Aggressive spiders are quick at making accurate decisions, better at hunting unpredictable preysSpiders, like humans and many other animals, have distinct personalities. Two studies have unveiled interesting findings about the relationship between personality traits of spiders and their decision-making as well as hunting styles.
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Humanmmade peptides reduce breast cancer's spreadHumanmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer's spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists say.
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New imaging technique overturns longstanding textbook model of DNA foldingAn imaging method that reveals a much more diverse and flexible DNA-protein chromatin chain than previously thought has now been developed by researchers. The result suggests a nimbler structure to regulate gene expression, and provide a mechanism for chemical modifications of DNA to be maintained as cells divide.
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What the Early Life of Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Success This infographic, by Anna Vital from Funders and Founders, recaps the significant moments of Steve Jobs’ journey on, and sometimes off, the path of success. Read More
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Arizona aims to combat wrong-way driving with new technologyArizona transportation officials are moving forward with a first-in-the-nation pilot program that will use thermal camera technology to curb the wrong-way driving problem plaguing the state.
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The Anger in Jordan's Streets AMMAN, Jordan—The family of Mohammad Jawawdeh, the 16-year-old Jordanian who was killed by an Israeli embassy guard on Sunday night, lives on the southern outskirts of Amman, near a large concrete lot. On Monday, the family had already set up a mourning tent there for the relatives and neighbors who came to grieve the teenager’s death. They arranged rows of chairs and carpets for praying, printed
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss What Christopher Nolan Gets Right About Netflix — David Sims defends the director’s latest dismissive comments of the company’s policy on theatrical releases as an argument for a different streaming model. Warner Bros. Film The Brutal Cynicism of Lost in America Still Resonates — David Sims looks back at Albert Brooks’s 1985 satire of two upper-middle-class Californians trying to find
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Engineering on a blue streakA pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably than traditional methods allow. Their secret ingredient? Blue light.
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From Rats To Humans, A Brain Knows When It Can't Remember When we see a familiar face, we know instantly if we can remember that person's name. That's because the human brain has an ability called metamemory. Looks like rats may have that higher power, too. (Image credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)
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Why We Still Don't Know How Long a Day is on Saturn Image: NASA The ending of NASA’s Cassini mission is a truly intoxicating cocktail of emotions; on one hand, the data from this 20-year-long mission will fuel scientific research for years to come. On the other hand, where are we going to get our regular updates on everyone’s favorite gas giant? What about the photos? Seriously, our Saturn-induced FOMO is about to skyrocket. This week, the intrepi
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Team manufactures magnets entirely from US-sourced rare earthsThe Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has fabricated magnets made entirely of domestically sourced and refined rare-earth metals.
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See IndyCar’s bold new look for 2018 Chris Owens/IndyCar America's fastest racing series is going with an all-new look from next year. Earlier this week, IndyCar revealed the new 2018-spec cars to the world at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, then let series veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia loose for the 2018 machine's first test session. The pair—powered by Chevrolet and Honda engines respectively—were immediately up to
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New Analysis at Nuclear Reactor Reignites Search for Mysterious 'Sterile' Neutrino Image: University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory You’re probably aware that stuff is made from particles. But the second most abundant particle in the universe, the neutrino, refuses to be fully understood. This tiny and elusive speck only barely interacts with the other particles that make up us humans and our galaxy. Its mysteries continue to confound the public and get sc
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The GOP Sourced an Anti-Clinton Amendment from Subreddit r/The_DonaldAn amendment that targets Hillary Clinton and James Comey has its roots in r/The_Donald, a notoriously conspiracy-minded subreddit.
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Trump's Dangerous Incitement of Police Violence Today the president of the United States openly called on police officers to rough up suspects they were bringing into detention, half-an-hour into a speech in which he described as “animals” gangs of immigrants that were supposedly hunting down and sadistically cutting up “beautiful” young Americans. And the uniformed police officers around him, on Long Island, laughed and cheered. This is not o
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'As I Have Always Said': Trump's Ever-Changing Positions on Health Care In the aftermath of the Republican health-care collapse early Friday morning, President Trump’s response proved surprisingly restrained. There were no personal attacks on senators who voted against the plan, no multi-tweet tantrum. There was just one remark (followed hours later by a non sequitur about ending filibusters). That remark was, however, no more candid than many of Trump’s prior statem
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Q of the Week: What Would Your Slogan Be? On Monday, Democrats unveiled a new agenda, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” that they hope will help them reclaim a majority in Congress. The plan includes emphasizing better-paying jobs, lowering health-care costs, and cracking down on big business. So this week, we asked Politics & Policy Daily readers what their slogan would be if they were drafting a new plan to app
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New tool to distinguish between viral, bacterial infectionsAntibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to antibiotic resistance, one of the world's most pressing health threats. Scientists identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections 80 to 90 percent of the time. The finding is important because physicians don't have a good way to confirm bacterial infections like pneumonia and mo
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Repairing damaged nerves, tissue, with spider threadsThe golden orb-weaver spider from Tanzania spins such strong webs that Tanzanian fishermen use them for fishing. Their spider silk is more tear-resistant than nylon and four times more elastic than steel, is heat-stable up to 250° C, extremely waterproof and, on top of that, has antibacterial properties. These characteristics also make it attractive from the point of view of biomedical research.
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Why a New York Bay Is Crucial to Baby Sand Tiger SharksA nursery in the waters of New York is critical to the survival of the area's sand tiger sharks, and scientists are now tagging these and other species to learn more about their needs.
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Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go UnspentThe football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
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Building blocks of alien cells found on Saturn’s largest moonThe discovery of two compounds that could help make cells only adds to Titan’s image as the most promising place in our solar system to look for alien life
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Flatworms can still ‘see’ even after they are decapitatedBiologically simple they may be, but planarian flatworms have evolved two completely different ways to detect light – and one doesn’t involve their heads
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Smart glasses let you turn off the lights in the blink of an eyeA pair of glasses that can harness the movement around your eye when you blink could be used to manipulate the world around you
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$15 Magnet Hack Turns Smart Gun Into Regular Gun Image: Armatix Just like anything with a lithium-based battery has the potential to explode, just about any tech product that’s considered “smart” is potentially hackable. Which is why one clever hacker was able to break the Armatix iP1, a smart gun that is designed to only be fired by a person wearing a paired smartwatch. The hacker, known as Plore, recently discovered that he could shoot the gu
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Wells Fargo Owes Customers Millions After Overcharging on Auto Insurance Wells Fargo will spend $80 million to address improper charges of more than a half million of the bank’s auto-loan customers between 2012 and 2016, according to a press release from the bank. Of the $80 million, $64 million will be in cash repayments while the remainder will be account adjustments. The problems stem from the banks use of collateral protection insurance policies (CPI), which enrol
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Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell diseaseSimulations developed by mathematicians provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells, which could help in developing new treatments.
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New magnet has nearly massless charge carriersAdvances in modern electronics has demanded the requisite hardware, transistors, to be smaller in each new iteration. Recent progress in nanotechnology has reduced the size of silicon transistors down to the order of 10 nanometers. However, for such small transistors, other physical effects set in, which limit their functionality. The recent discoveries of topological materials -- a new class of r
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Hunger-controlling brain cells may offer path for new obesity drugsScientists identified two new populations of cells in the brain that potently regulate appetite. The two types of cells, located in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus, are potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity by controlling the hunger signals that drive the search for and consumption of food.
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Fundamental breakthrough in the future of designing materialsA breakthrough has been made in the area of material design -- one that challenges the commonly held view on how the fundamental building blocks of matter come together. Scientists have shown that the granular building blocks in copper can never fit together perfectly, but are rotated causing an unexpected level of surface roughness. This behavior, previously undetected, will have important implic
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In witnessing the brain's 'aha!' moment, scientists shed light on biology of consciousnessScientists have identified the brain's 'aha!' moment -- that flash in time when you suddenly know the answer to a difficult question. Today's findings in humans, combined with previous research, provide compelling evidence that this moment -- this feeling of having decided -- pierces consciousness when information being collected by the brain reaches a critical level. Importantly, this study offer
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See Just How Disgusting Your Carpets Are With the Bissell ReadyClean, Now Cheaper Than Ever Bissell ReadyClean Carpet Cleaner , $70 If you haven’t deep-cleaned your carpet recently (or ever, not judging), get ready for an eye-opening experience when you see just how much crap a person can track into a home. The Bissell ReadyClean is down to an all-time low $70 today on Amazon, so if you dare to see just how much dirt has been wedged in the fibers of your floor, this is a great deal.
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Eyewire Release Report 7/28/2017 As detailed here , every few Fridays we’re sharing which bug fixes and tiny features our developers have released into the wild. Apart from bigger changes that have received their own posts, here are the releases on Eyewire since the last report. Our login page just got a lot more heroic! Rika and Nurro, two of our Eyewire Heroes, now appear there. You can learn more about the Heroes here ! Mysti
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Clues emerge in mystery of flickering quasars Some of the Universe's most luminous objects have disappeared much faster than expected Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22376
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Telegraph from WWI Lusitania Shipwreck Hauled Up from the DeepDivers have recovered the main telegraph machine from the Lusitania, the wreck at the center of one of the most infamous maritime disasters of the 20th century.
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What is Deep Learning? What is Deep Learning? Get an inside look at a technology conference with buzzworthy tech trends. Deep Learning Explained Video of Deep Learning Explained Technology Friday, July 28, 2017 - 14:45 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) --Our staff writers travel to different places to look at the latest technologies and scientific discoveries firsthand. Yuen Yiu, science writer for Inside Science
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Hunger-controlling brain cells may offer path for new obesity drugsScientists identified two new populations of cells in the brain that potently regulate appetite. The two types of cells, located in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus, are potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity by controlling the hunger signals that drive the search for and consumption of food.
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The 28 Worst Stephen King Deaths, Ranked Sleepwalkers image: Screenrant Stephen King is the undisputed master of horror. He’s an incredibly prolific writer, penning over 56 books under his own name alone, and is one of the most adapted authors alive, with over 120 adaptations of his books, scripts, and short stories on film and television. In those thousands of pages, there have been more deaths than anyone could count—until now. After
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Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack Enlarge (credit: Cheon Fong Liew ) LAS VEGAS—It's not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash a self-replicating attack which, with no user interaction, threatens 1 billion smartphones. But that's just what Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence did in a feat that affected both iOS and Android devices. At the Black Hat security conference, Artenstein demonstrated proo
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Apollo 13 escape room at Houston Escape Hunt is absolutely delightful Enlarge / "Thirteen, Houston—you are go for fun ." HOUSTON—“Ah, Thirteen, Houston,” I said into the mic as the alarms blared and the screens on the wall showed an image of a badly damaged Apollo spacecraft floating slowly away into the void. “Go ahead, Houston,” came the scratchy voice from the doomed command module. “Ah, Thirteen, we’ve got some bad news and some good news,” I drawled, playing u
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FDA Considering Forcing Companies to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes to Non-Addictive Levels Image: Wikimedia In an effort to reduce tobacco-related disease and death, the US Food and Drug Administration says it’s considering a plan to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes—a major regulatory shift that’s already causing turmoil for conventional cigarettes companies at the stock market. Announced earlier today, the FDA’s new regulatory plan places nicotine and the issue of addiction at the
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Sorry, Scaramucci, Earth Is MUCH Older Than 5,500 YearsIn a 2016 interview with CNN, Anthony Scaramucci — President Donald Trump's new White House communications director — said that Earth, as well as human history, is just 5,500 years old. But ample evidence exists to prove him wrong.
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Dating site OkCupid removes decade-old workaround for its paid version Enlarge / OkCupid put blinders on a longtime site feature on Friday. (credit: OkCupid) On Friday, online dating service OkCupid introduced its biggest change since its 2009 paid "A-List" add-on package. Starting today, the site's users no longer see a major data point that has been standard for nearly a decade: the "visitors" tab. "What's the value of a visitor?" the company wrote in an e-mail to
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In solar eclipse's 'path of totality,' rooms go for $1,000 and vendors sell every trinket under the sunHotels have been sold out for years. Eclipse viewing glasses are back-ordered on Amazon. People are charging thousands for a one-night stay in their homes. There are T-shirts, mugs, posters, books, iPhone cases, pillows and leggings.
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Faster-acting antidepressants may finally be within reachNeuroscientists have taken a major step toward answering longstanding questions about how Prozac and similar drugs act in the brain. Their findings could lead to better antidepressants that don't take weeks to kick in.
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Photo of the Week: All These Tourists Got in the French Riviera Was a Giant FireMore than 12,000 people evacuated Bormes-les-Mimosas, France when a wildfire broke out.
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Twitter’s First Subscription Service Turns Your Tweets Into Ads for $99 a Month Photo: Getty A day after Twitter revealed that its user base is stagnating like never before , the company began inviting users to test a subscription service that automatically promotes tweets to a wider audience for a monthly fee. On Friday morning, several companies and individuals tweeted out screen grabs of emails inviting them to participate in the private beta program. A Twitter spokespers
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New NC island was expected to eventually disappear, but not like thisNorth Carolina's new island may not be an island much longer.
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Scientists find moon of Saturn has chemical that could form 'membranes'NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists investigating the chemical precursors of life.
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Scientists become research subjects in after-hours brain-scanning projectA quest to analyze the unique features of individual human brains evolved into the so-called Midnight Scan Club. Researchers used imaging techniques to collect a massive amount of data on individual brains. Their work led to 10 individual-specific connectomes -- detailed maps of neural brain connections that reveal spatial and organizational variability in brain networks.
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Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell diseaseComputer models developed by Brown University mathematicians show new details of what happens inside a red blood cell affected by sickle cell disease. The researchers said they hope their models, described in an article in the Biophysical Journal, will help in assessing drug strategies to combat the genetic blood disorder, which affects millions of people worldwide.
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NASA finds moon of Saturn has chemical that could form 'membranes'NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile, also known as vinyl cyanide, in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists investigating the chemical precursors of life.
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Potential ingredient for alien life found on TitanThe atmosphere and oceans of Saturn’s moon Titan contain vinyl cyanide, a compound predicted to form cell-like bubbles.
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How New Technology Could Threaten a Woman's Right to Abortion Image: Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania/ YouTube Screenshot In April, scientists achieved a major breakthrough that could one day drastically improve the fate of babies born extremely prematurely. Eight premature baby lambs spent their last month of development in an external womb that resembled a high-tech ziplock bag. At the time, the oldest lamb was nearly a year old, and still seemed to be
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The Etruscans Were Expert Beekeepers, Ancient Honeycombs SuggestThe charred remains of 2,500-year-old honeycombs, as well as other beekeeping artifacts, have been discovered in an Etruscan workshop in northern Italy.
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Photos of the Week: 7/22–7/28 A Russian spider, the annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim, the Battle of Passchendaele in virtual reality, flooding in Turkey, drought in Germany, a peek inside the Mail Rail tunnels under London, and much more.
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An action-packed new Star Wars animated series is on YouTube now (video link) The latest Star Wars story is already here, and it's free on YouTube. It's a series of shorts called Forces of Destiny , and each one delivers action, humor, and a genuinely heartfelt moment of heroism. The best part about the series, authored by Marvel alum Jennifer Muro, is that it fills in backstory on characters that you always wondered about. And yes, it's canon. Forces of Desti
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Complex chemistry in Saturn's moon Titan's atmosphereSaturn’s frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan’s atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which astronomers recently uncovered in archival ALMA data. Under the right conditions, like those found on the surface of Titan, vinyl cyanide may naturally co
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Look At This Adorable Baby Drone And Be Sad No More via TRNDlabs Look at how CUTE this baby drone is. The Dutch electronics company TRNDlabs invented the world’s smallest drone, SKEYE Pico Drone. The little drone weights just seven grams and is less than an inch wide. It is also tiny and adorable. Advertisement Since it’s so lightweight, you can squeeze the remote-controlled drone into tiny spaces. And lil drone also has a 6-axis flight control sy
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Scientists discover new magnet with nearly massless charge carriersAdvances in modern electronics has demanded the requisite hardware, transistors, to be smaller in each new iteration. Recent progress in nanotechnology has reduced the size of silicon transistors down to the order of 10 nanometers. However, for such small transistors, other physical effects set in, which limit their functionality. The recent discoveries of topological materials -- a new class of r
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ALMA confirms complex chemistry in Titan's atmosphereSaturn's frigid moon Titan has a curious atmosphere. In addition to a hazy mixture of nitrogen and hydrocarbons, like methane and ethane, Titan's atmosphere also contains an array of more complex organic molecules, including vinyl cyanide, which astronomers recently uncovered in archival ALMA data. Under the right conditions, like those found on the surface of Titan, vinyl cyanide may naturally co
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Cancer cells put the brakes on immune systemIn order for cancer cells to successfully spread and multiply, they must find a way to avoid the body's own immune system. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have published an explanation for how this occurs with chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL).
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Newly discovered biomarkers may lead to promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer'sDiagnosing Alzheimer's disease and determining a patient's prognosis is an inexact business, and that stands in the way of better personalized care and advances in treatment. A new study from The Ohio State University has identified a potential new way of confirming the disease and predicting a patient's outlook.
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New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuelScientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a 'spongy,' light-activated material that converts carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which can be used to turn into liquid fuels and other useful products. This is done without generating unwanted by products, a significant step forward in developing technology that could help mitigate levels of a potent greenhouse gas while generating solar-powered fue
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When you watch the eclipse, keep an eye out for diamonds in the sky Science It’s from a ray of sunshine peeking through a lunar valley. Watch out for the dazzling beads of light before and after the total solar eclipse. They've been popular with eclipse watchers since the mid-19th century!
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Solution: ‘Why Are There Two Sexes?’ Our July Insights puzzle explored one of biology’s greatest mysteries: Why do most large, complex animals come in two sexes? We received some excellent responses, including a formal mathematical proof for Problem 1 by Austin Joey Anderson , ready to be submitted to a professional journal! As strange as it might seem, answering this biology question with a formal proof makes good sense. Underlying
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Poem of the Week: ‘Among the Redwoods’ by E. R. Sill This week I left Washington, D.C., behind and returned to the coastal town in Northern California where I grew up for a brief respite from the late-summer heat and humidity pervading the capital. To mark my homecoming, here’s a bit of E. R. Sill’s haunting “ Among the Redwoods ,” from our December 1884 issue: Farewell to such a world! Too long I press The crowded pavement with unwilling feet. Pit
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A Crucial Ingredient for Life on Saturn's Largest Moon When Voyager 1 flew by Saturn and its moons in 1980, it found a thick, orange-brown atmosphere around Titan, the largest moon of the group. The spacecraft’s imaging instruments couldn’t penetrate the atmosphere, but its spectrometers detected a multitude of molecules that are also found on Earth: mostly nitrogen, but also hints of hydrogen, as well as complex organic compounds like ethane, propan
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Decapitated Worms Get Better, See Again For humans, decapitation is fatal. For a planarian flatworm, it’s a mild and temporary inconvenience. These small animals are masters of regeneration. Cut off their heads, and a new one—sometimes two new ones —will regrow within a few days. Bisect them, and both halves will regenerate a full animal. Excise a small lump of tissue, and it too will produce a new worm. Transplant a single adult cell
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New data mining strategy spots those at high risk of Alzheimer'sThe push to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease has yielded a greater understanding of the disease, but has failed to generate successful new drugs. To blame are the many undefined subtypes of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. But if scientists grouped people with similar types of cognitive impairment, they could more precisely test the impact of investigational
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iPhone: Get a One-Handed Keyboard Without Waiting for iOS 11 Photo by Sole Treadmill Later this year, Apple will publicly release iOS 11, which includes a one-handed mode for the default keyboard . That’s a great idea, which is why so many third-party keyboards already have the feature. And you don’t have to jailbreak or do anything weird. Microsoft Word Flow can turn the keyboard into an arc around one of your thumbs. It also lets you type by swiping your
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Charlie Gard Dies, Leaving a Legacy of Thorny Ethics QuestionsThe plight of the incurably ill British infant, who was just shy of one year old, led to a protracted and emotional legal battle.
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New light-activated catalyst grabs CO2 to make ingredients for fuelScientists have developed a light-activated material that can chemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide without generating unwanted byproducts. The achievement marks a significant step forward in developing technology that could help generate fuel and other energy-rich products using a solar-powered catalyst while mitigating levels of a potent greenhouse gas.
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Potential Building Block of Alien Life Spotted in Titan's Atmosphere Titan, partially obscured by Saturn’s rings. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Saturn’s moon Titan is a world of contrast; both eerily familiar and strikingly alien. Its calm seas and enormous sand dunes might remind you of Earth, until you learn that what’s flowing across Titan’s surface is not water, but liquid hydrocarbons. Titan’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere seems to have some of t
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Dulled taste may prompt more calories on path to obesityCornell University food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter -- and likely higher-calorie -- fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight.
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Computer models provide new understanding of sickle cell diseaseSimulations developed by Brown University mathematicians provide new details of how sickle cell disease manifests inside red blood cells, which could help in developing new treatments.
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Researchers developing new tool to distinguish between viral, bacterial infectionsAntibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to antibiotic resistance, one of the world's most pressing health threats. Scientists identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections 80 to 90 percent of the time. The finding is important because physicians don't have a good way to confirm bacterial infections like pneumonia and mo
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Redfin set out to disrupt real estate—it was harder than it looked Enlarge / Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman (credit: Randy Stewart ) Shares of high-tech real estate brokerage Redfin surged on their first day of trading Friday. Initially offered for $15 per share, the company's stock had soared above $20 by early afternoon, valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion. Founded in 2004, Redfin pioneered the concept of putting real estate listings on an interactive map a
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Victory to Team Ketchup! All right! Team Ketchup has won this week’s food fight! Delicious. Congrats everyone, enjoy your bonuses, and have yourselves some tasty franks, okay? Artwork by Minjeong Kim
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See How The "Mosquito" Film Crew Captured Extreme Closeups Of Mosquitoes How did the Mosquito production crew capture those incredible close-up shots of mosquitoes? They explain in this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. Full special streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/mosquito/ Learn more: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mosquito Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryI
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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteriaA new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.
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Three species of tiny frogs discovered in Peruvian AndesThree more frog species have been discovered in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012.
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Artist Wins $20,000 Photography Contest With a Blank Photo Her Grandmother Scribbled On Photo: Tweed Regional Gallery The debate over whether photography can be truly considered an art takes another weird turn as the winner of a photo contest in Australia took home a $20,000 prize for what is essentially a blank photograph covered in scratches and spit courtesy of her grandmother. Inspired by watching her grandmother test pens by scribbling with each one on a piece of paper, artist
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Charlie Gard, Terminally Ill British Baby, Dies, His Parents Say Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old terminally ill British baby, has died, his parents announced Friday, just days after ending their legal challenge to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie,” his parents said in a statement. Connie Yates and Chris Gard, Charlie’s parents, ended Monday their legal fight to take him to the U.
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Why Kids and Adults Taste Blueberries -- and Sweets -- Differently Why Kids and Adults Taste Blueberries -- and Sweets -- Differently A new study shows how kids can taste tiny differences in sweetness. blueberries-top-image.jpg Image credits: Kyle McDonald via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Human Friday, July 28, 2017 - 13:30 Katharine Gammon, Contributor (Inside Science) -- It's one of the sublime pleasures of summer: stuffing your face full of ripe, juic
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Does doom and gloom convince anyone about climate change?New York magazine spurred conversation with a recent article on climate change. Will its apocalyptic approach have an impact?
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FDA wants to make cigarettes non-addictive, give e-cig makers a leg up (credit: vincewilcox ) The US Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive, multi-year plan Thursday to stamp out the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the country—tobacco use. The agency intends to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in traditional combustion cigarettes with the goal of making them “non-addictive.” At the same time, the FDA will delay regulations on e
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Artificial light from digital devices lessens sleep qualityBlue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction, suggests new research.
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To pick a great gift, it's better to give AND receiveIf it's the thought that makes a gift count, here's a thought that can make your gift count extra: Get a little something for yourself. Research shows that gift recipients are happier with a present when the giver got themselves the same present.
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'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisisA study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be. The findings support the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that water wasn't treated to prevent corrosion. Researchers say the findings underscore how important uninterrupted anti-corrosion
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Sounds bad: Researchers demonstrate “sonic gun” threat against smart devices Enlarge / The frequency generator used to power researchers' "sonic gun" at Black Hat in Las Vegas. (credit: Sean Gallagher) LAS VEGAS—At the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, a team of researchers from Alibaba Security demonstrated how sound and ultrasound could be used to attack devices that depend on sensor input from gyroscopes, accelerometers, and other microelectromechanical system
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Politicians’ social media pages can be 1st Amendment forums, judge says Enlarge (credit: Hamza Butt ) We've been covering a recent First Amendment lawsuit targeting President Donald Trump—a novel legal argument in which Twitter users claim their constitutional rights were violated because the commander-in-chief blocked them from his personal @realDonaldTrump Twitter handle. To be sure, it's a digital-age-based constitutional theory about social media rights in a day
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Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick ThawIn a first, scientists reanimate the fish using embedded gold nanoparticles that heat up cells by absorbing laser light.
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Hearts Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms IdentifiedThe sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.
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Two methods to de-identify large patient datasets greatly reduced risk of re-identificationTwo de-identification methods, k-anonymization and adding a 'fuzzy factor,' significantly reduced the risk of re-identification of patients in a dataset of 5 million patient records from a large cervical cancer screening program in Norway.
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ABBA sequence in tennis tiebreaking serves is proven to be fairServing first does not impact winning in tennis tiebreaks that follow the ABBA sequence. In fact, the sequence should be considered in other sequential contests, such as soccer penalty shootouts or even presidential debates, according to a new report.
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The 10 Challenges Republicans Now Face Here’s an after-action report, as Congress prepares to recess: The signature Republican domestic-policy demand of the past seven years is dead again. Deader than ever. Brought down by Republicans themselves, in the face of nearly unanimously hostile public opinion. Democratic constituencies have been mobilized to an intensity not seen since the worst days of the Iraq war. They have crowded town h
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Clever 10-Year-Old Corrects Dinosaur Error at London's Natural History Museum Stegosaurus fossil at the Natural History Museum in London, England. (Photo: AP) Charlie is 10 years old and loves paleontology. According to his mom, he has Asperger syndrome, so when he likes something he will “try and find out everything about it.” Recently, he visited Britain’s Natural History Museum and schooled the curators on their dino-knowledge. Charlie was visiting the London museum wit
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Dealmaster: Get 30 percent off a new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we're kicking off the weekend with a bunch of new deals. If you're looking for a new laptop, we have a great one on sale today. Now you can get a 5th-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook for $1,028.30. We also have deals on other Lenovo laptops, Dell desktops, external hard drives, unlocked smartphones, and more. Check out the rest o
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China Ramping Up Quest to Become a Space Science SuperpowerBut Beijing is often sidelined in international collaboration, and U.S. laws against collaboration slow efforts down -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Breakdown: Scientists Take to the Sea to Study a Lost Land: ZealandiaA team of researchers has left Australia on a monthslong expedition to learn more about the vast undersea landmass Zealandia, billed as an eighth continent.
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Review: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ With Al Gore Keeping the Pressure OnA follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” with new information on climate change and even some positive developments.
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Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. WaterwaysResearchers predict that increased rainfall from a warming climate will wash more nitrogen from fertilizers into American rivers and coastal waters, causing more algae blooms and dead zones.
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PSA: The Nintendo 2DS XL Is In Stock On Amazon, At Least For Now Nintendo 2DS XL , $150 I guess we don’t know for sure that the new 2DS XL will be supply constrained and basically impossible to find for the better part of its lifespan, but Nintendo’s given us no reason to think otherwise over the last few years. So if you think you want one, I’d buy it right now before Amazon inevitably sells out.
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Why astronomers reluctantly announced a possible exomoon discovery After hints leaked out on Twitter, researchers made last-minute decision to reveal what might be the first discovery of a satellite outside our Solar System. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22377
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Tardigrades Are Still a Complete Evolutionary Mystery Image: Kazuharu Arakawa and Hiroki Higashiyama, background edited by Ryan F. Mandelbaum You’re probably aware that nature’s most badass animal is undoubtedly the tiny tardigrade, or water bear. They might be small, but unlike your weak butt, they can live a life without water, withstand temperatures from -328 to 304 degrees Fahrenheit, and even survive the depths of space . How did evolution make
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds a Tropical Cyclone sandwichWhen NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean early on July 28 it captured an image of a developing depression in the South China Sea, sandwiching the Philippines between two systems. Tropical Depression 12W formed to the northwest of the Philippines as Typhoon Noru was to the northeast of the Philippines.
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Tropical Storm Irwin's eastern side builds on satellite imageryThunderstorm development on the eastern side of Tropical Storm Irwin appears to have improved in infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite.
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Health Care's Bipartisan Moment? As soon as three Republican senators torpedoed the GOP’s latest repeal-and-replace push early Friday morning, a simmering question bubbled back up again. Is it finally, at long last, after seven years of one-party efforts, time for bipartisanship on health care? The short answer is maybe. Fresh off their biggest victory of Donald Trump’s still-young presidency, Democrats on Friday seized an openi
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EPA OKs pollution controls on new diesel Jeeps, Ram pickupsU.S. regulators have blessed emissions controls on 2017 versions of Fiat Chrysler diesel trucks, allowing them to go on sale and potentially helping to resolve allegations that the company cheated on pollution tests.
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EU court orders Poland to suspend logging in ancient forestThe European Union's top court has ordered Poland's right-wing government to suspend logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest pending a final judgement, a spokesman said Friday.
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Space capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off to orbiting labA Soyuz space capsule successfully blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday, carrying an American astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and an Italian astronaut.
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AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It HearsA new trick can fool voice-recognition systems into totally mishearing what a recording says.
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Breakthrough Starshot successfully launch world's smallest spacecraft The ‘sprites’ – 3.5cm x 3.5cm miniature satellites weighing four grams each – are successfully in orbit and communicating with systems back on Earth The smallest spacecraft ever launched are successfully travelling in low Earth orbit and communicating with systems on Earth, scientists have announced. Known as “Sprites”, the miniature satellites are just 3.5cm x 3.5cm and carry radios, sensors and
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This Caterpillar Whistles While It IrksThe North American walnut sphinx caterpillar produces a whistle that sounds just like a songbird's alarm call--and the whistle seems to startle birds. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These Deep-Sea Goths Live In Pure Darkness The abyssal waters of the deep sea are rife with terrors and spooky fish . It’s extremely on brand that an elusive sea monster would call this dark ravine home, swirling around in an eternal quest to prove it’s NOT A PHASE, MOM. This deep-sea dweller is colloquially known as the cusk eel , which is used to describe a family of over 200 fish called Ophidiidae. Despite their nickname, cusks aren’t
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Amazon Wants to Install Their Slick Mailboxes in Your Apartment Building Source: Amazon While Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was wavering between being the richest person in the world and the second-richest person in the world, his company stealthily revealed its plans to secure precious real estate inside apartment buildings. Amazon is now offering a new service called Hub, consisting of modular lockers that the company aims to install in multi-tenant dwellings so people can
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Scientists Use CRISPR to Edit Human EmbryosA biologist in Oregon has successfully used CRISPR to edit single-celled embryos carrying severe genetic defects.
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Artificial light from digital devices lessens sleep qualityA new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Optometry, published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, found that blue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.
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Dementia: BACE inhibitor improves brain functionThe protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE inhibitors, are therefore promising candidates for new drug treatments. Scientists have recently demonstrated that one such BACE inhibitor reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain. By doing so, it can restore the normal function of nerve cell
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How human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomesResearchers have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.
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After 3 straight wins, Porsche kills its Le Mans hybrid in favor of Formula E Porsche As was sadly expected, on Friday Porsche confirmed its plans to end the all-conquering 919 Hybrid LMP1 racing program at the end of 2017. Like Audi before it, the German brand is going to refocus its energy on Formula E, entering the fray in season six, which starts in 2019. That's a boost for the all-electric racing series, which is also adding Mercedes-Benz to the grid for season six, b
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Unethical Breeding Is Creating Serious Health Problems for German Shepherds A German Shepherd poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) German Shepherds are among the most popular breeds in the world, but their numbers have started to decline. New research suggests the decreasing demand for German Shepherds may have something to do with the breed’s propensity for health problems—likel
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Atomic Blonde Is a Brutal, Nonsensical Thrill Ride Atomic Blonde is fond of its ice cubes. David Leitch’s spy thriller introduces us to the MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), covered in bruises, soaking in a bathtub full of them. She emerges, tosses a couple in a glass, and pours herself a healthy helping of vodka. Lorraine is ice-cold, and don’t you forget it—white as a sheet, with hair to match, and a personality that ranges from a
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How Repeal Died—And Could Rise Again In the wee hours of Friday morning, the last gasp of Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare died, amid applause and tears. The last proposal on the table, the “ skinny repeal ”—if it can really be called a repeal—wasn’t one of the options germinating for years in conservative intellectual circles, or even the blanket return to status quo ante that Republicans had promised for years. Rath
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How Netflix DDoS’d Itself To Help Protect the Entire InternetTaking one for the stream.
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I Tested Two Retro Consoles―One Good, One Hot Garbage All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo For all of the hullabaloo its generated with its tiny consoles, Nintendo didn’t invent retro gaming consoles. Not by a mile. When it released the NES Classic late last year , Nintendo wasn’t creating a new field of consoles fueled by nostalgia and the fat wallets of aging Gen Xers. Rather, Nintendo was reinventing the retro console, which has long existed as a serie
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Today's Best Deals: Mini Kamado Grill, Graphics Tablet, Civilization VI, and More A portable kamado grill , a one-day graphics tablet sale , and Civilization VI lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Huion Wireless Graphic Drawing Tablet , $111 | 21.5" Drawing Monitor , $525 Want to try your hands at digital drawing on a starving artist’s budget? Huion’s massive Giano drawing tablet i
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John McCain Is Not Here to Be Your Hero The last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many Americans, but it’s unlikely many of them can match John McCain’s experience. About two weeks ago, the Arizona senator was diagnosed with a brain tumor after an operation to remove a blood clot in his head. Last Wednesday, that diagnosis became public. By Tuesday, he’d flown back in to Washington for a critical vote to open debate
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North Korea Launches Another ICBM Updated at 1:42 p.m. North Korea has launched another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Pentagon said Friday, an action that is likely to increase tensions with its neighbors and the U.S., and result in international pressure on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs. The test comes three weeks after North Korea tested an ICBM that expert said could reach Alaska. At the time
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One of the first examples of a local nautical map from Hispanic AmericaIn the last third of the 16th century, the Spanish crown set in motion a project to obtain a complete map of the New World. The method thought up for this was to use surveys, known as Relaciones Geográficas. A questionnaire with more than 50 questions was sent to each settlement. These also had to be completed with a map of the local region.
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Drug improves brain performance in Rett syndrome miceA brain penetrant drug -- a small-molecule mimetic of BDNF, or brain derived neurotrophic factor -- is able to improve brain performance in Rett syndrome mice -- specifically synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus and object location memory. The hippocampus is involved in learning and memory.
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Stronger Storms Could Flood Fish with PollutionWith climate change, more frequent and heavier rains may wash more nitrogen into waterways -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Senators buck Sessions, move to protect state medical marijuana laws Enlarge / U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla ) The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a budget amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana—likely to the consternation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The amendment prevents the Department of Justice from using any of its funds to p
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds a Tropical Cyclone sandwichWhen NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean early on July 28 it captured an image of a developing depression in the South China Sea, sandwiching the Philippines between two systems. Tropical Depression 12W formed to the northwest of the Philippines as Typhoon Noru was to the northeast of the Philippines.
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Tropical Storm Irwin's eastern side builds on satellite imageryThunderstorm development on the eastern side of Tropical Storm Irwin appears to have improved in infrared imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite.
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St Cuthbert's coffin features in new display at Durham Cathedral Artefact, made in 698, is regarded as most important wooden object surviving in England from before Norman conquest As the light picked out every detail of the angels and saints, and the runic and Latin inscriptions carved into the oak coffin of a man who died more than 1,300 years ago, the dean of Durham Cathedral struggled to find an appropriately reverent word. “Wow,” Andrew Tremlett finally s
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Anthony Scaramucci's Empty Feud With Reince Priebus White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been called President Trump’s “ mini-me .” In his phone call Wednesday night to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, he proved it. Like Trump, Scaramucci was venomous and crude. (“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he told Lizza.) Like Trump, Scaramucci showed disdain for the prerogatives of a free press. (“Who leaked t
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July Scythe Marathon: Results! Well, that was a long one! We finished our cell in a whopping 45.5 hours with a total cube count of 3945. @_@ This was a truly steadfast effort on everyone’s part, especially the Scythes! Now it’s probably time for a good long rest for some of you. Please note that your bonuses will reflect a 26 hour period to account for the 2 hour delayed start. Besides giving yourselves a well-deserved pat on
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The Goldwater rule: why commenting on mental health from a distance is unhelpful Is it okay to speculatively diagnose public figures like Trump? No, says the Goldwater rule – and recent challenges to it could set worrying precedents This week the Goldwater rule has come into focus – the convention that psychologists should not give an opinion about the mental state of a person they have not examined. Recently , the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) emailed its membe
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Altspace, VR's First Major Casualty, Was One of Its Smartest StartupsAltspace was one of VR's first social platforms—and was also its most forward-thinking.
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Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesityA new study involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment.
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Scientists are trying to treat autoimmune disease with intestinal worms Animals “Worm therapy” has a mixed record in clinical trials. Scientists are investigating whether intestinal worms might be able to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, from celiac disease to autism to allergies.
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Hasbro's Own Convention Will Sell You a Giant Transformer That Actually Charges Your Phone Image: Hasbro Hasbro’s first HasCon is on the way , and what would a convention dedicated to toys be without a few exclusives of its own? Everything from Star Wars to My Little Pony to Magic: The Gathering will have exclusive merchandise at the convention, but the best of all: an Optimus Prime toy that’s part robot, part working power pack . Is it over the top? Sure. It’s still fun. Hasbro’s firs
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NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Typhoon Nesat headed toward TaiwanNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Nesat as the storm continued moving north toward Taiwan.
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NASA's Aqua satellite tracking Typhoon Noru in northwestern PacificNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as the storm continued moving toward the southwest and remaining far from the big island of Japan.
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Hiking and Camping Gear From REI, Danner, Big Agnes, and OspreyWith this lightweight yet rugged gear, you can hit the backwoods without breaking your back.
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The Mind-Boggling Physics of a Standing Double BackflipAaron Cook is basically a superhero.
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Little kids’ crazy spelling actually makes sense Children as young as three are already beginning to recognize and follow important rules and patterns governing how letters in the English language fit together to make words, a new study suggests. The study provides new evidence that children start to learn about some aspects of reading and writing at a very early age. …children are clearly listening to the word and trying to use letters to symb
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To see unique brains, scientists begin with their own Scientists with little time and almost no funding created a “Midnight Scan Club” in their quest to analyze the unique features of individual human brains. Most efforts to analyze connections involve scanning many brains and averaging the data across groups of people. For this study, the researchers used brain-imaging techniques to evaluate brain networks that control speech and motor function, am
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Social cues teach baby birds to sing A new study suggests that social feedback from other birds plays a crucial role in how baby birds learn to communicate. Researchers wanted to know: When a baby bird learns to sing, is it simply mimicking and practicing its father’s tune? Or do chicks learn by first putting out nonsensical sounds—much like a human baby’s babble that develops based on a parent’s response? “What seems to be true is
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When Mentorship Goes Off Track Mentorship is often cast as a positive experience. But for every scientist whose mentor enabled a research breakthrough and every high-school student whose mentor was key to receiving a college acceptance letter, there are people whose professional relationships were counterproductive or even damaging. And despite this reality , the potential pitfalls of mentorship are not as often discussed as t
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Steve Jobs' widow takes stake in Atlantic magazineAn organization led by the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs announced Friday it was taking a majority stake in The Atlantic, a prestigious 160-year-old cultural magazine.
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To pick a great gift, it's better to give AND receiveIf it's the thought that makes a gift count, here's a thought that can make your gift count extra: Get a little something for yourself. Research published this month in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin by Evan Polman, marketing professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sam Maglio, marketing professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, shows that gift recipi
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NASA's Aqua satellite tracking Typhoon Noru in northwestern PacificNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as the storm continued moving toward the southwest and remaining far from the big island of Japan.
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NASA's Aqua satellite tracks Typhoon Nesat headed toward TaiwanNASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Nesat as the storm continued moving north toward Taiwan.
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Image: Hubble's cosmic atlasThis beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).
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'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisisA study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be.
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NASA sees Hilary weaken to Tropical Storm statusNASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery Hurricane Hilary that showed it weakening. Within 12 hours the storm weakened to a tropical storm.
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Using science to combat illegal wildlife tradeLeading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade—both within countries and across international borders.
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Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen MarhaverCorals in the Pacific Ocean have been dying at an alarming rate, particularly from bleaching brought on by increased water temperatures. But it's not too late to act, says TED Fellow Kristen Marhaver. She points to the Caribbean -- given time, stable temperatures and strong protection, corals there have shown the ability to survive and recover from trauma. Marhaver reminds us why we need to keep w
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'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealed'Omnipresent' signs demonstrating the effects of human impact on England's landscape have been revealed by researchers from the University of Leicester.
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Understanding the impact of childhood cancer rates across sub-Saharan AfricaNew open access monograph gives unique insight into extent of childhood cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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'Omnipresent' effects of human impact on England's landscape revealedThe Anthropocene has transformed England, outline researchers in a new report. The Anthropocene -- the concept that humans have so transformed geological processes at Earth's surface that we are living in a new epoch -- was formulated by Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen in 2000.
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Broadband light sources with liquid coreResearch scientists were successful in producing broadband laser light in the mid-infrared range with the help of liquid-filled optical fibers. With these fibers, they also provided experimental proof of a new dynamics of hybrid solitons -- a new type of temporally and spectrally stationary light waves resulting from the unique characteristics of the liquid core.
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Scientists reel in structure of salmon virusThe structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could help researchers form strategies to treat the flu in humans.
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Sleep or sex? How the fruit fly decidesChoosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Drosophila at least, males and females deal with these competing imperatives in fundamentally different ways.
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On-chip pumps achieve high-speed sorting of large cellsResearchers have developed a high-speed cell sorting method of large cells with high-viability using dual on-chip pumps. The microfluidic chip has three-branched microchannels. Target cells are sorted into one of two interest channels by the high-speed flow produced by the on-chip pumps, while non-target cells enter a waste channel without pump actuation. The technique overcomes the limitation of
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Can Florida mosquitoes transmit new strains of painful chikungunya virus?Researchers used a baseline comparison of infection and transmission rates of Florida mosquitoes to those from the Dominican Republic, a region associated with numerous human cases. Experts measured mosquito infection and transmission of the emergent strains of chikungunya -- Asian and Indian Ocean – in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
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A Microsoft Font Really Did Take Pakistan's Prime Minister Down Photo: Getty Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will resign his position immediately following a landmark decision by his country’s Supreme Court. Sharif has been under fire since last year, when leaked documents appeared to show his family had hidden wealth in shell companies overseas. Earlier this month, investigators revealed that crucial financial documents provided by the Sharifs used Mi
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Collins, Murkowski—and McCain As the votes were about to begin last night, via Twitter. The rushed, secretive, reckless effort to get a “win,” any win, by undoing the Obama health care plan is at an end—for now. It is over because the 48 Democratic and independent senators led by Chuck Schumer refused to be peeled off or to support a measure that was opposed by most of the public and by all professional groups involved in hea
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Estrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cellsThe female sex hormone estrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones. To date, however, it had been unclear exactly which cells were involved in the hormone's protective function. Researchers have now shown for the first time that estrogen uses bone lining cells to regulate the expression of the protein RANKL. Estrogen deficiency leads to uncontrolled expression of RANKL, w
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Death rate for depressed heart patients double than for non-depressed heart patientsPeople who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that's twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study.
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Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise for management of traumatic brain injuryNew research findings could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Increased risk of dementia in patients who experience delirium after surgeryDelirium is common in elderly hospitalized patients, affecting an estimated 14-56 percent of patients. It frequently manifests as a sudden change in behavior, with patients suffering acute confusion, inattention, disorganized thinking and fluctuating mental status.
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Binge drinking down among young adults in college, up among those who are notAfter years of increasing rates of binge drinking, alcohol-impaired driving, and alcohol-related mortality among emerging adults ages 18 to 24, the numbers are finally starting to come down among college students in that age group, according to a new study. However, those same numbers are on the rise in young adults of the same age who are not in college.
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Company: Apple TV’s “what did she say” feature infringes our patent Enlarge / The fourth-gen Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) It's a problem everyone has had: you're watching a movie and don't catch a key bit of dialogue. In September 2015, Apple unveiled a new feature for Apple TV that solves the problem. Users can ask "what did she say?" and Siri will skip back 15 seconds and temporarily enable captions. But a Florida company says that it has patented this
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Hubble FridayThis beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).
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NASA sees Hilary weaken to Tropical Storm statusNASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery Hurricane Hilary that showed it weakening. Within 12 hours the storm weakened to a tropical storm.
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Google udvikler teknologi til fusionsenergiKombinationen af computerkraft og menneskelig dømmekraft, giver bedre muligheder for at forske i kernefusion.
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All the gear featured in our Extreme Weather issue Gadgets A weather-proof camera. A gust-busting umbrella. Meals that cook themselves. A weather-proof camera. A gust-busting umbrella. Meals that cook themselves. Here are the products we featured in our Extreme Weather issue.
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Amazon made a package delivery locker specifically for apartments Enlarge (credit: Amazon) If you've ever lived in an apartment, you know how difficult it can be to receive packages. They get lost, misplaced, or dropped in front of the wrong door all the time. Amazon wants to change this with what is essentially a big digital storage unit for your apartment building. Amazon Hub is a new system that's similar to the online retailer's locker units that safely sto
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Screengrabber Bah Gawd, It’s The Rattlesnake! Screengrabber Bah Gawd, It’s The Rattlesnake! | The Slot Anthony Scaramucci Says ‘Cock’ 3 Times in Unhinged New Yorker Interview | Splinter Fox News Hosts Can’t Contain Their Rage Over the Survival of Obamacare | The Root ‘We’re Gonna Kill All of You’: Woman Gets Fired After Threatening 3 Somali Women in ND |
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Unleash Your Inner Artist With This Amazon One-Day Sale Huion Wireless Graphic Drawing Tablet , $111 | 21.5" Drawing Monitor , $525 Want to try your hands at digital drawing on a starving artist’s budget? Huion’s massive Giano drawing tablet is down to an all-time low $111 on Amazon, today only. That’s a fantastic deal considering it includes wireless connectivity, 2048 levels of pressure detection, 12 programmable express keys, and a truly gigantic 1
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Scientists reel in structure of salmon virusThe structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could inform strategies to treat the flu in humans, according to scientists at Rice University.
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Making animated characters jump just got easierThe way a videogame character jumps, kicks, walks, runs or even breathes is determined by a loop of frames known as a motion cycle. Also critical for producing animated films, motion cycles are as important as they are difficult to create. But an innovative new tool from Disney Research can make the task much easier.
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Diet choice, reproduction of fruit flies affected by gut bacteriaNew studies reveal the gut bacteria composition of the common fruit fly has a significant effect on diet choice and reproductive success, and its influence can be carried down to the next generation -- with potential implications for human health.
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Trauma-informed, mindfulness-based intervention significantly improves parentingResearchers found significant improvement in the quality of parenting among mothers who participated in a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based parenting intervention while also in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
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Vitamin E-deficient embryos are cognitively impaired even after diet improvesZebrafish deficient in vitamin E produce offspring beset by behavioral impairment and metabolic problems.
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A Search for Anti-Aging Secrets Starts With the Blood of 600 EstoniansBioAge is trying to solve the problem of aging using advanced machine learning, a horde of lab mice, and the blood of 600 especially long-lived Estonians.
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Stampede2 storms out of the corral in support of US scientistsToday, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) dedicated Stampede2, the largest supercomputer at any U.S. university, and one of the most powerful systems in the world in a ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin's J.J. Pickle Research Campus.
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Design method helps animated characters gain physical formDisney Research has developed a method for designing cable-driven mechanisms that help artists and hobbyists give physical form and motion to animated characters.
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Football judgments and driving too fast: The science of judging speedFootball officials watching slow-motion clips or drivers changing from motorways to 30mph zones could be unconsciously mis-judging speed - and the motivations behind a person's movements - because their perceptions of 'normal' have been altered by recent experiences, new research has found.
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ABBA sequence in tennis tiebreaking serves is proven to be fairServing first does not impact winning in tennis tiebreaks that follow the ABBA sequence. In fact, the sequence should be considered in other sequential contests, such as soccer penalty shootouts or even presidential debates, according to lead researcher Dr. Danny Cohen-Zada of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
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'Missing lead' in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisisA study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be. The findings support the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that water wasn't treated to prevent corrosion. Researchers say the findings underscore how important uninterrupted anti-corrosion
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LSUHealthNO research finds walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteriaResearch led by Lauri Byerley, Ph.D., R.D., Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health.
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A molecule for proper neural wiring in the cerebellumA molecule produced by insulating glial cells facilitates the functional wiring of brain cells involved in motor coordination, scientists have discovered.
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Astrophysicists map out the light energy contained within the Milky WayFor the first time, a team of scientists has calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide new insight into the make-up of our galaxy and how stars in spiral galaxies such as ours form.
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Health consequences of selectively breeding German Shepherd dogsGerman shepherd dogs could be predisposed to health conditions such as arthritis because of the way they have been bred in recent decades, according to a new study.
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Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computingA study by MIT researchers shows that collections of ultracold molecules can retain the information stored in them for hundreds of times longer than previously achieved in these materials. These clusters might thus serve as 'qubits,' the basic building blocks of quantum computers.
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Climate change means more rain, more nitrogen runoff, more problemsAn intensifying water cycle will likely cause dramatic increases -- nearing 20% by 2100 -- in the amount of nitrogen runoff in the US, according to a new study.
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Getting to the root of Iceland's molten rock originsNew data reveal an unprecedented depiction of a region of partially molten rock deep within the Earth, which appears to be feeding material in the form of a plume to the surface, where Iceland is located.
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Time to bust the myth that Ada Lovelace was an overhyped aristoForget the detractors and the hyperbole, Ada Lovelace warrants her status in the history of science on the facts alone, says Ursula Martin
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Mexican DREAMers face mental health risks New research indicates Mexican-born young people who immigrated to the United States with their parents without legal documentation as small children and also meet the requirements of the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, more commonly known as DREAMers, are at risk for psychological distress. “DREAMers are often marginalized and discriminated against…” The study presents a c
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Using science to combat illegal wildlife tradeLeading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat illegal wildlife trade -- both within countries and across international borders.
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New surgical strategy offers hope for repairing spinal injuriesRepairing spinal injuries is a difficult business. Scientists previously developed a new surgical technique to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after traumatic spinal injuries. Now, they have gained new insight into how the technique works at a cellular level by recreating it in rats. The technique succeeds because offshoots from the spinal cord grow into the implanted sensory neurons
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Rice U. scientists reel in structure of salmon virusThe structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could help researchers form strategies to treat the flu in humans.
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Researchers uncover how to boost learning efficiency in neurofeedback paradigmResearchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own brain. This discovery may help develop non-pharmacolo
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Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesityA study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment.
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Dementia: New substance improves brain functionThe protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE inhibitors, are therefore promising candidates for new drug treatments. A team at the Technical University of Munich has recently demonstrated that one such BACE inhibitor reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain. By doing so, it can restore
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Broadband light sources with liquid coreResearch scientists from Jena were successful in producing broadband laser light in the mid-infrared range with the help of liquid-filled optical fibers. With these fibers, they also provided experimental proof of a new dynamics of hybrid solitons -- a new type of temporally and spectrally stationary light waves resulting from the unique characteristics of the liquid core.
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Ars Technica

Almost time for a “major pucker factor,” as Falcon Heavy readies for launch Enlarge / Rendering of a Falcon Heavy on the launch pad. (credit: SpaceX) Thursday night, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted that the Falcon Heavy rocket would make its maiden launch in November from Launch Complex-39A in Florida. Although this event has been long promised by the company, with real hardware being tested and moved across the country, this date finally feels real. Musk has recently a
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Gizmodo

Laurene Powell Jobs, Philanthropist and Widow of Steve Jobs, Just Took Over The Atlantic Photo: Brigitte Lacombe Today, in unexpected news, The Atlantic announced that the Emerson Collective has taken a controlling stake in the magazine . That may sound like humdrum media news until you realize that the president of the Emerson Collective is none other than Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. So now, one of America’s oldest media properties could gain some App
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Slimy slugs inspire 'potentially lifesaving' medical glueThe secretion is very strong, moves with the body and sticks to wet surfaces, scientists say.
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Futurity.org

How wimpy taste buds can lead to weight gain People with a diminished ability to taste food usually choose sweeter—and likely higher-calorie—fare, which can put them at risk for gaining weight, research shows. “We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods,” says lead author Robin Dando, assistant professor of food science at Cornell University. A connection between diminished taste a
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Optical lens can transfer digital information without loss(Phys.org)—Researchers have designed an optical lens that exhibits two properties that so far have not been demonstrated together: self-focusing and an optical effect called the Talbot effect that creates repeating patterns of light. The researchers showed that the combination of these two properties can be used to transfer an encoded digital signal without information loss, which has potential ap
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The Atlantic

Emerson Collective To Acquire Majority Ownership of The Atlantic, Forming Partnership With David Bradley Atlantic Media Chairman David G. Bradley announced to The Atlantic staff today that Emerson Collective, the organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, has agreed to acquire majority ownership of The Atlantic. The acquisition includes its flagship magazine, digital properties, live events business, and consulting services. Emerson Collective will partner with Bradley, who through Atlanti
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The Atlantic

The Field Where Men Still Call the Shots For teenagers aspiring to make it onto a high-school sports team, the summer-vacation days of sleeping in are drawing to a close. By mid-August, many hopeful athletes will be exerting themselves before a cadre of school coaches, striving to demonstrate their fitness or conceal their summer sloth. Younger kids, too, soon will be back on the playing fields—if they ever left—and will begin training
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Futurity.org

Toddlers seem to grasp social pecking order Even toddlers as young as 17 months old can perceive social dominance, say researchers, and also anticipate that dominant people will receive more rewards. “This tells us that babies are sorting through things at a higher level than we thought. They’re attending to and taking into consideration fairly sophisticated concepts,” says study co-leader Jessica Sommerville, a psychology professor at the
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Scientific American Content: Global

About That "First Gene-Edited Human Embryos" Story.....There's less going on here than meets the eye -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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