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Why the Rise of Corbyn's Labour Party Should Worry the WestIn the days since British Prime Minister Theresa May’s disastrous snap election, the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, have been taking in the sheer surprise of their upset near-victory: gaining 30 seats after being down some 20 points in the polls only weeks ago. While May’s Conservatives won the most seats in the election—an election the prime minister expected would give her a mandat
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Video: Do anti-wrinkle creams work?Want a younger, more perfect-looking you? Skin can stay firm and stretchy thanks to protein fibers called collagen and elastin in the tissue beneath the surface.
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Jupiter Now Has 69 Moons (Nice)Image: NASA Jupiter has just delivered the news we desperately need right now. In addition to being the biggest, oldest planet in the solar system, it turns out Jupe has been hiding two moons from us all these years. Recently, a group of astronomers spotted the pair of wayward satellites, bringing the number of Jupiter’s known moons to 69. Nice . Astronomer Scott Sheppard and his colleagues spott
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VST captures three-in-oneTwo of the sky's more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous new three gigapixel image from ESO's VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On the right lies Sharpless 2-54, the iconic Eagle Nebula is in the centre, and the Omega Nebula to the left. This cosmic trio makes up just a portion of a vast complex of gas and dust within which new stars are springing to life and
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Dagens Medicin

Effektiv smertebehandling er fortsat et uopfyldt behovKim Hørslev-Petersen, professor og leder af forskningsenheden på Gigthospitalet i Gråsten, efterlyser mere forskning i effektiv smertelindring og rehabilitering.
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Dagens Medicin

Derfor har EULAR videnskabelig slagkraftProfessor Mikkel Østergaard får en travl kongres med præsentationer, som ‘invited speaker’, chairman på flere sessioner, og med så travl mødeaktivitet, at dagene før og efter kongressen tages til hjælp.
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Dagens Medicin

Nye lægemidler og ny teknologi ændrer reumatologens rollePatientens egen rolle og engagement i sygdomsbehandlingen er også et tema på årets EULAR, mener forskningschef på Parker-instituttet Lars Erik Kristensen.
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Dagens Medicin

Ny viden om leddegigtpatienters risiko for hofte- og knæoperationLene Dreyer fra Gentofte Hospital skal på EULAR bl.a. præsentere ny viden om leddegigtpatienters risiko for at skulle have nyt knæled eller ny hofte.
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Bed bug awareness poor among US travelers, but reactions are strongMost business and leisure travelers in the United States can't identify a bed bug, and yet the tiny pest evokes a stronger response in hotel guests than any other potential room deficiency—putting the hospitality industry in a difficult spot.
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Finland has the world's most energy-saving supermarketUnder VTT's leadership, Finland has the world's most energy-efficient supermarket, which consumes only 40% of the energy of a normal grocery store. A new solution is saving the retailer around EUR 180,000 in energy costs. The technology is now ready for use on commercial premises in general.
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VST captures 3-in-1Two of the sky's more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbor in this enormous new three gigapixel image from ESO's VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On the right lies Sharpless 2-54, the iconic Eagle Nebula is in the center, and the Omega Nebula to the left. This cosmic trio makes up just a portion of a vast complex of gas and dust within which new stars are springing to life and
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Why does an anesthetic make us lose consciousness?Neuroscientists at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen have now discovered that certain areas of the brain generate less information when under anesthesia.
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Loneliness contributes to self-centeredness for sake of self-preservationResearch conducted over more than a decade indicates loneliness increases self-centeredness and, to a lesser extent, self-centeredness also increases loneliness. The findings by researchers at the University of Chicago show such effects create a positive feedback loop between the two traits: As increased loneliness heightens self-centeredness, the latter then contributes further to enhance lonelin
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Hope for better lung cancer treatment on horizonThe researchers demonstrated a better way to recruit the right participants for promising new anti-cancer drugs called FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) inhibitors, which are being investigated for treating lung squamous cell carcinoma.
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Taking diabetes medications as prescribed, exercising and managing weightPeople with diabetes who took their medications at least 80 percent of the time and people who exercised four or more times per week were at lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.
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Bed bug awareness poor among US travelers, but reactions are strongMost US travelers can't identify a bed bug, and yet the pest evokes a stronger response than any other potential hotel-room deficiency -- putting the hospitality industry in a difficult spot. In a new survey of US travelers, 60 percent said they would switch hotels if they found evidence of bed bugs in a guest room, but less than 35 percent could correctly identify a bed bug in a lineup of other c
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California to Trump: We’ll Fund Clean Energy If You Won’tAmid federal cuts, some state scientists and senators think California should create an energy research effort similar to its breakaway stem-cell initiative.
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NASA revives 50-year-old idea to recycle space stations in orbitThe space agency will work with three private companies to test whether spent fuel cells can be turned into fully functioning space stations while in orbit
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Gizmodo

Save On Popular Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones During Anker's Audio SaleAnker makes your favorite affordable Bluetooth earbuds and wireless speakers , and while the precise models you voted on aren’t included in today’s audio sale, the ones that are still have fantastic reviews. The SoundBuds NB10s are designed to stay in your ear no matter what physical activity you’re taking part in, while the Tags are light and tiny. On the speaker side, the Ultra Portable model p
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Ars Technica

Sessions wrote to Congress asking permission to go after medical marijuanaEnlarge / U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (credit: Getty | Win McNamee ) In a letter dated May 1 of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to ditch a provision in spending legislation that bars the Department of Justice from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana. The letter was revealed Monday by Massroots.com and subsequently
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Einstein letters on quantum theory and God to be auctionedLetters from Albert Einstein giving colleagues his thoughts on physics, God and Israel in the 1950s go under the hammer at a Jerusalem auction house on June 20.
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Panda Watch: Tokyo zoo says new cub in good healthA baby panda whose birth this week delighted Japan and has dominated news coverage ever since appears to be in good health, the zoo said Tuesday.
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These words get people to eat more vegetablesDescribing vegetables with words normally used for indulgent foods can get people to eat more of them, a new study suggests. The finding may offer ways to make healthier foods more appealing and encourage people to make healthier dining choices. “Healthy foods can be indulgent and tasty. They just aren’t typically described that way.” It’s not an easy task, says Bradley Turnwald, a graduate psych
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More than the sum of its parts: the ATLAS Experiment looks inside the protonDiscovered almost 100 years ago by Ernest Rutherford, the proton was one of the first particles to be studied in depth. Yet there's still much about it that remains a mystery. Where does its mass and spin come from? What is it made of? To answer these questions, physicists at the ATLAS Experiment are using "jets" of particles emitted by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as a magnifying glass to exam
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GM says it has made 130 self-driving BoltsGeneral Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit.
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Malaysia seizes 300kg of pangolin scalesMalaysian customs officers have seized almost 300 kilograms of pangolin scales being smuggled through the main airport, officials said on Tuesday.
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Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 gamesSony on Monday showed off rich, action-packed new PlayStation 4 video games, some for virtual reality, as it defended its crown as the top-selling new-generation console.
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Egyptian watchdog says authorities blocking more websitesEgyptian authorities have intensified their blocking of critical websites and expanded their focus to so-called VPN sites that help users bypass such restrictions, a watchdog said.
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Gizmodo

Why Does Dog Poop Smell Bad to Us but Good to Dogs?GIF Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo There are some things we can all agree on. For instance: the fact that shit smells bad. There are some contrarians out there—fetishists, middle school class clowns, etc.—but for the most part this issue transcends the usual divisions. Dogs, on the other hand... Well, it’s hard to tell where they stand. Some of them like it. Some of them don’t like it. Some of t
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Eyewitness Memory Is a Lot More Reliable Than You ThinkWhat law enforcement, and the public, needs to know -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Human reproduction likely to be more efficient than previously thoughtHow difficult is it to conceive? According to a widely-held view, fewer than one in three embryos make it to term, but a new study from a researcher at the University of Cambridge suggests that human embryos are not as susceptible to dying in the first weeks after fertilization as often claimed.
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Futurity.org

Our pursuit of happiness makes us sadSocial pressure to feel happy can actually have the opposite effect–and might contribute to the prevalence of depression–according to recent research. “Depression rates are higher in countries that place a premium on happiness,” says social psychologist Brock Bastian. “Rather than being the by-product of a life well-lived, feeling happy has become a goal in itself. Smiling faces beam at us from s
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Dagens Medicin

Akutafdeling fejrede nyt specialeAnsatte i Akutafdelingen på Aarhus Universitetshospital fejrede sundhedsministerens godkendelse af nyt akutspeciale med lagkage.
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Dagens Medicin

Dagens Medicin er med på EULAR-kongressenVidenskabsjournalist Niels-Bjørn Albinus dækker den store reumatologiske kongres EULAR i Madrid.
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Germany to welcome two giant pandasTwo long-awaited giant pandas from China will arrive in Germany in two weeks time, with Berlin rolling out the red carpet for the furry ambassadors' arrival.
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Ammonia on-demand? Alternative production method for a sustainable futureOur society is in need of ammonia more than ever. Chemical fertilizers, plastic, fibers, pharmaceuticals, refrigerants in heat pumps, and even explosives all use ammonia as raw material. Moreover, ammonia has been suggested as a hydrogen carrier recently because of its high hydrogen content.
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A&A special issue: The VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz large projectAstronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a series of six articles presenting the results of the VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz Large Project. Led by researchers at the University of Zagreb, the team used the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) telescope to observe a two square degree patch of sky called the COSMOS field, for a duration of 384 hours. The astronomers obtained one of the clearest (highest angular
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Screening for both genetic diseases, chromosomal defects with a single biopsy improves pregnancy rates, say researchersCouples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have their embryos screened for abnormal numbers of chromosomes at the same time, say researchers.
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Drug developed for arthritis could be first to stop heart valve calcificationAbout a quarter of Americans suffer hardening of the valves by age 65 and about half by 85. Without a suitable drug, the only treatment is surgical replacement.
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inflammatory molecule essential to muscle regeneration in mice, researchers findA molecule released as part of an inflammatory response after muscle injury or rigorous exercise activates muscle stem cells responsible for repairing the damage, according to a study.
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Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further lossesTropical peatlands have been disappearing fast due to clear-cutting and drainage projects. Now, new research shows peatlands face another threat, as climate change alters rainfall patterns, potentially destroying much of what remains and turning these carbon sinks into net carbon sources.
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Gizmodo

Can a Biohack Trick Kids Into Eating Healthier?Image: Gloria Cabada-Leman /Flickr The battle for children’s taste buds is old news now, but I’ll recap it for you. Kids like sugar. Companies know this. They put sugar in everything, even supposedly healthy breakfast cereals. They put games and cartoons on the boxes. Now we’re left with lots of obese kids, some of whom have never eaten a dang blueberry. But how to fix the problem? Do companies t
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New carbon nitride material coupled with ruthenium enhances visible-light CO2 reduction in waterWith the on-going depletion of fossil fuels, the rise in greenhouse gases, the issue of how to make clean, safe and affordable energy remains a critical concern.
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Project maps Greek ceramic production over five millenniaIn ancient Greece, people relied on their friendly neighborhood ceramics workshop for everything from dishes to perfume bottles to roofing materials.
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Wired

Microsoft Surface Laptop ReviewMicrosoft build a laptop for right here, right now, and a damn good one at that.
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Cooking up 'frustrated' magnets in search of superconductivityDuke physics professor Sara Haravifard is mixing, cooking, squishing and freezing "frustrated" magnetic crystals in search of the origins of superconductivity.
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A docking site per calcium channel clusterIn our brain, information is passed from one neuron to the next at a structure called synapse. At a chemical synapse, a chemical is released from the signal-sending neuron or presynaptic neuron. This neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic cleft to bind to receptors in the target neuron or postsynaptic neuron. An extensive molecular machinery is at work: for example, vesicles filled with neurot
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Active implants: How gold binds to silicone rubberFlexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have now been able to modify short-chain silicones in a way, that they build strong bonds to gold atoms. The results have been published in the journal Advanced Electronic Materials.
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The designation as a Biosphere Reserve improves the life quality of the citizensThe environmental evolution and the socioeconomic and cultural evolution in Urdaibai since it was designated a Biosphere Reserve have been analyzed at the UPV/EHU. The conclusion reached is that this designation has not had any negative effect on the inhabitants, the conservation of the environment has been guaranteed, and it may have boosted the local socioeconomic and cultural development.
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Ammonia on-demand? Alternative production method for a sustainable futureHighly efficient ammonia synthesis at room temperature, with the highest yield ever reported, was achieved by researchers from Waseda University and Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd. This small-scale ammonia production under mild conditions was accomplished by applying a direct current electric field to the Ru-Cs catalyst. Collecting highly pure ammonia as compressed liquid becomes possible using this meth
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Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changesThe multi-decadal global warming rate changes are primarily attributed to multiple ocean surface temperature changes, according to research by CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics and Australian Bureau of Meteorology and it is the net impact of multiple ocean surface temperature changes, rather than a single ocean basin change, that plays a main driver for the multi-decadal global warming accelera
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A&A special issue: The VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz large projectAstronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a series of articles on the results of the VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz Large Project. The international team, led by researchers from the University of Zagreb, observed a two square degree patch of the sky at radio wavelengths and obtained one of the best-quality radio images ever produced over such a large region of the sky.
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Scientists unravel the interdecadal variability of the Afro-Asian summer monsoon systemProf. Yihui Ding from the National Climate Center, China, along with his collaborators, have concluded that the Afro-Asian summer monsoon will continue to enhance and move northwards following the initial stage of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) warm phase since the mid-1990s.
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Researchers devise new strategy to search for ancient black holesAn interdisciplinary team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Amsterdam's GRAPPA Center of Excellence for Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics has devised a new strategy to search for 'primordial' black holes produced in the early universe. Such black holes are possibly responsible for the gravitational wave events observed by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
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Tackling child labour in the fashion industryNew research suggests that firms with a good reputation for ethical sourcing in the fashion industry are judged more harshly than their peers when child labour is discovered in their supply chain. Meggan Caddey, a final year PhD student, and Johanne Grosvold and Stephen Pavelin, all from the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society at the University of Bath, explain their findings.
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Inequality and dreams of higher edThe cost of college may be on the rise, but most still agree that it's a sound investment. There are, in fact, a number of personal and societal benefits associated with getting a bachelor's degree and, it seems, people know that: Over 90 percent of Americans – across all races and socioeconomic statuses – aspire to attend college.
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The Atlantic

Can a Trump-Style Republican Win in Virginia?FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—“They’ve been calling me a racist for 10 years,” Corey Stewart sighs, as if the commonness of the accusation were proof it couldn’t possibly be true. “They have! And it’s like, it doesn’t even faze me. I know the truth. They’re just used to it.” Stewart, a Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, sits across the table from me at a Greek diner where he has just impressed
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Futurity.org

Scientists want to update Darwin’s ‘tree of life’In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species . Now, scientists want to update the idea. “The goal is to transform a two-dimensional tree into one that is multi-dimensional…” A new era in science has emerged without a clear path to portraying the impacts of microbes across the tree of life, the paper’s authors a
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Naltrexone: Injectable or oral?Medications can help people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. One medication that can reduce alcohol craving and help promote recovery is naltrexone, which is approved for treatment of alcohol dependence by the Food and Drug Administration. It is available in two forms – injectable and oral. A pilot study evaluated the feasibility of injectable versus oral naltrexone, administered in a hospi
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Scientists solve a mystery in cellular 'droplet' organellesNew research may have important implications for fundamental biology and diseases like ALS, a new report outlines.
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Jupiter is one old-timer, scientist findsJupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system, an international group of scientists has found.
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Satellites forewarn of locust plaguesSatellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.
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'Exciting biology' uncovers plants' high-fat diet for fungal benefactorsOne of biology's most enduring relationships, credited with helping plants to colonise land more than 400 million years ago, has yielded a fundamental survival secret with implications for agriculture and biotechnology.
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7 things you didn't know about cicadasOnce they're here, you know summer's here, too: You don't have to live in the desert Southwest for very long to learn that once the first cicadas of the year can be heard broadcasting their piercing buzz from invisible locations in the trees, it's time to kiss spring goodbye and say hello to the blast furnace that is June in much of Arizona.
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NASA unveils Mars rover concept vehicleIt looks like something out of this world, but that's exactly where it would work. A futuristic Mars rover concept vehicle was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with a goal of inspiration and education as NASA continues developing plans for its journey to the Red Planet.
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Viden

Førsteplads: Danmark er bedst til udvikling af grønne energi-teknologierDanmark er verdens bedste til at fremme udvikling af grønne energi-teknologier, viser WWF-rapport.Det går dog den forkerte vej, mener organisationen.
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Reprintable Paper Offers Sustainable Alternative to the Printed WordA new nanoparticle coating technique prints text that lasts up to five days -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dagens Medicin

En vigtig platform for uddannelse af unge reumatologerPlanlægning af uddannelsesaktiviteter for unge reumatologer er en vigtig del af EULAR for Dansk Reumatologisk Selskabs formand, Mette Holland-Fischer.
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Dagens Medicin

Netværk er en stor del af kongressenMøder med forskerkolleger fylder meget af professor Merete Lund Hetlands tid på EULAR.
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The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tailThere are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That's true. But it's also true that since the industrial revolution, CO₂ levels in the atmosphere have climbed to levels that are unprecedented over hundreds of millennia.
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Palcacocha icefalls demonstrate hazard vulnerabilities in PeruIn the last week, calving events at Lake Palcacocha in the Peruvian Andes released masses of ice from a glacier on Mount Pucaranra. The ice fell into the lake, sending waves across the lake that destroyed infrastructure designed to prevent dangerous outburst floods. Fortunately, the waves were not high enough to overtop the moraine dam and send floodwaters downstream, where they could have taken m
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Female and male mice suffer, recover from TBI differentlyMale mice have much greater brain distress in the week following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than female mice, including skyrocketing inflammation and nerve cell death, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center.
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Epigenetic signaling axis regulates proliferation and self-renewal of neural stem/progenitor cellsIn a recent study published in Stem Cell Reports, a team led by Drs. LIU Changmei and TENG Zhaoqian from the State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, found a novel epigenetic signaling axis (composed of PRC1, microRNA, and PRC2) that regulates self-renewal and proliferation of NSPCs.
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Pregnancy problems not necessarily tied to Zika viral load or Dengue feverResearchers have found that Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy were not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. They also found that the presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever was not necessarily connected to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth.
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UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for PPDResearchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).
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New carbon nitride material coupled with ruthenium enhances visible-light CO2 reduction in waterThe research group at Tokyo Institute of Technology has found a hybrid photocatalyst exhibits specifically high activity for the reductive conversion reaction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to formic acid under visible light irradiation.
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Sustainable fishing in one of Malawi's biggest wetlandsThe Elephant Marsh is one of the biggest wetlands in Malawi and many of the country's inhabitants rely on it for their small-scale fishing catch. To make their small fisheries sustainable and future-proof, the government has to support the fishing community and not impose too many regulations. This is the finding of PhD candidate Ishmael Kosamu.
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Nanoparticle aggregates for destruction of cancer cellsAn international team in which a UPM researcher is involved has shown that it is possible to mechanically destroy cancer cells by rotating magnetic nanoparticles attached to them in elongated aggregates.
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The Atlantic

The Youth-Counseling Program Helping to Curb Chicago's ViolenceIn the minds of many, the South Side of Chicago has descended into a type of madness. While crime doesn’t define the vibrant, inspiring city, violence clings to certain South Side streets where shootings have become commonplace. President Trump referred to parts of the city as “worse” than areas in the Middle East. A few weeks ago, two men shot a young man named Daniel Cardova, and when a group g
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Ars Technica

Supreme Court will weigh in on troll-killing patent-review processEnlarge (credit: Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The US Supreme Court will soon weigh the constitutionality of "inter partes reviews," a procedure that has been hailed by many in the tech sector as one of the most effective ways of weeding out bad patents. The Supreme Court has often overturned Federal Circuit rulings in recent years, and that pattern has generally led to rulings that are prai
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Science and climate face uncertain future in post-election UKMichael Gove's promotion and the need to rely on the DUP could make tackling global warming and listening to scientific advice low priorities for the UK’s new government
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First cub photo gives hope for critically endangered Balkan lynxA rare subspecies of Eurasian lynx numbers less than 50 individuals – but a newborn has just been found in the wild, raising hopes for the species' survival
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Researchers determine chemical composition of the stellar cluster Gaia1(Phys.org)—Astronomers have determined chemical abundances of several elements for six giant stars of a recently discovered stellar cluster known as Gaia1. The results, available in a paper published June 5 on arXiv.org, reveal chemical composition of the cluster, providing important hints about its nature and origin.
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Gizmodo

A New Star Wars Video Game May Hold a Last Jedi Secret About ReyThe newly announced Star Wars: Battlefront II may have revealed something Rey’s going to do in The Last Jedi . Unaware who this “Spider-guy” character is or if he’s going to appear in a new movie that is perhaps unique from his previous movies? A giant TV special has you covered. Meanwhile, Marvel cameos abound, some very strange new movie trailers, and a pile of reboot news. Spoilers ho! Deadpoo
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Ars Technica

They didn’t invent the chicken sandwich, they’re just sending one to spaceWorld View World View, a company that is building balloons to send experiments and eventually people to the edge of space, plans to put the "commercial" into commercial space. The Arizona-based company announced Tuesday morning that it has a sponsor for its most ambitious test flight yet, Kentucky Fried Chicken, which wants to send its Zinger chicken sandwich into space. "We certainly had a good
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A Chicken Sandwich Hitches a Balloon Ride to the StratosphereThe first customer for a high-tech balloon that will be able to hover in the stratosphere for months at a time is KFC, as part of a marketing campaign.
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Team takes temperature to determine cause of Ice AgeNew research by Simon Fraser University professor Karen Kohfeld and University of Tasmania professor Zanna Chase, published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, examines how the ocean pulled carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into the deep sea during the last ice age 125,000 to 18,000 years ago.
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Neural networks take on quantum entanglementMachine learning, the field that's driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led to rapid improvements in everything from self-driving cars and speech recognition to the digital mastery of an ancient board game.
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Digital self helps in getting to know new peopleThis Aalto University study explored augmented reality interactions between strangers in the same space using an HMD (Head Mounted Display). There were 23 participants in 6 multi-party gatherings each involving 3 to 5 individuals, as the previous studies have been focused on the interaction between two parties. Interaction HMDs were used to visualise the digital selfs of the participants.
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Research finds link between spacing out and giving upPeople whose minds tend to wander are less likely to stick to their long-term goals, according to new research led by the University of Waterloo.The research found that those who could sustain focus in day-to-day life were more likely to report maintaining perseverance and passion in their long-term objectives.
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Study: New approach to destroying deadly brain tumorsA new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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Scientists make first crystal model of under-diagnosed autoimmune diseaseDoctors are limited in how they can treat patients with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, to just treating its symptoms. The creation of a crystal model gives scientists new insight into a possible target for drug therapy development.
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Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel diseaseUSC researchers suggest the issue deserves further study since they found mice carrying a genetic risk factor for the disease quickly developed brain plaques after 12 weeks on a poor diet.
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Dagens Medicin

EULAR har fokus på patientinddragelseMange initiativer på årets EULAR-kongres har fokus på patienternes egne udsagn om sygdom og behandling, siger Henning Bliddal, professor og institutchef på Parker Instituttet på Frederiksberg Hospital.
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Dagens Medicin

Narkotikatestning for åben skærm: Et skrækscenariumFejlbehæftede metoder anvendes også rutinemæssigt til tusindvis af patienter.
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New Scientist - News

‘Devil weeds’ threaten wildebeest migrations in SerengetiExotic plants have escaped from tourist lodges, invading and displacing the grasses on which millions of large, wild animals depend for food in East Africa
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Effects of ozone depletion felt in the tropicsThe hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has more far-reaching consequences than previously assumed. A study by Bernese climate researchers has now shown that it even affects precipitation in the tropical regions of the Pacific, 10,000 kilometres away. This new finding demonstrates how the climates of extremely remote areas are linked.
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This existing drug could keep heart valves bendyA drug originally designed for rheumatoid arthritis may also be the first to treat calcification of heart valves. Today in Circulation , researchers published findings that the drug—a monoclonal antibody known as SYN0012—shows promise in keeping heart valve leaflets supple. About a quarter of Americans suffer hardening of the valves by age 65 and about half by 85, and the only treatment is surgic
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Image of the Day: Over the Islet RainbowScientists have constructed three-dimensional maps depicting the size and location of insulin-producing islet cells in the mouse pancreas.
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French Scientists Question Macrons Climate Pledge to the U.S.Rather than offering grant funds to US researchers, some French researchers wish Macron would commit to funding domestic labs.
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Big Think

Some People Think the Internet is Broken. Can Google Help Kids Fix It?How can we make the internet a better place for kids? Google has just released a free program called Be Internet Awesome to educate kids on phishing, passwords, media literacy, and being kind online. Will it help? Read More
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Galaxy alignments traced back ten billion yearsA new study led by Michael West of Lowell Observatory reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for the past ten billion years. It is the furthest back in time that this phenomenon has ever been seen.
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The Atlantic

The Tiny Edit That Changed NASA's FutureOn March 21 of this year, both parties in Congress and the Trump administration made a change to a federal document that amounted to only a few words, but which may well change the course of human history. Every few years, Congress and the administration pass a NASA Authorization Act, which gives the U.S. Space Agency its marching orders for the next few years. Amongst the many pages of the 2017
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Reductions in phosphorous in lakes in China due to government efforts(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found that levels of phosphorous found in Chinese lakes have fallen on average over the past nine years. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the group describes how they examined data from government sources and what they found by doing so. Jessica Corman with the University of Wisconsin offers a News & Views article coveri
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Curiosity-Driven Knowledge Is a Vital Form of InfrastructureCuriosity-driven science is just as vital as roads and bridges -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Beat the Heat With Amazon's One-Day Swimwear SaleUp to 60% Off Swimsuits & Rash Guards Your vacations are probably already booked, so it’s about time you thought about what you’re packing. Amazon’s one-day sale on swimsuits and rash guards can help get you to a stress-free mindset. Men’s, women’s, and kids’ styles are all marked down, but these prices head out to sea at the end of the day. Here are a few styles to check out, but definitely head
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to back up life on Earth ahead of any doomsday eventThere are ten asteroids that the space organisation NASA said this month have been classified as "potentially hazardous" based on their size and their orbits in our Solar system.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxideSome biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath.
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Ingeniøren

Efter DTU’s byggekaos: Dyrlægerne er bekymrede over veterinærberedskabetDet er vigtigt, at der er penge nok til at varetage virusforskning og diagnostik, ligesom specialviden skal bevares, siger dyrlægeformanden.
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Popular Science

Hawaii is a hotspot for alien speciesScience New research on where invasives are most pervasive Wealthy, populated islands and coasts are at increased risk for invasive plant, insect, and animal life that could have significant ecological effects. Read on.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New teaching approach accelerates literacy development in bilingual childrenNew research from the University of Auckland has shown that pupils in kura kaupapa Māori-language immersion schools who have English introduced to their lessons gain a better grasp of both languages.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mitochondria behind blood cell formationNew Northwestern Medicine research published in Nature Cell Biology has shown that mitochondria, traditionally known for their role creating energy in cells, also play an important role in hematopoiesis, the body's process for creating new blood cells.
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The Atlantic

Panama's Decision to Cut Ties With TaiwanPanama, one of the few countries to recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty, has cut ties with the island and forged relations with China, adding there there was “only one China” of which Taiwan was a part. China’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said the country highly appreciate(s) and warmly welcome(s)” the move. The reaction from Taipei was angry. The Foreign Ministry said Panama “caved in to Beijin
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The Atlantic

Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass ExtinctionAt the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Smithsonian paleontologist Doug Erwin took the podium to address a ballroom full of geologists on the dynamics of mass extinctions and power grid failures—which, he claimed, unfold in the same way. “These are images from the NOAA website of the US blackout in 2003,” he said, pulling up a nighttime satellite picture of the glowing northea
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

E. coli bacteria's defense secret revealedBy tagging a cell's proteins with fluorescent beacons, Cornell researchers have found out how E. coli bacteria defend themselves against antibiotics and other poisons. Probably not good news for the bacteria.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A molecular plaster to repair DNAAll cells are confronted with DNA damage, for example by exposure of the skin to UV rays, chemical byproducts of nerve cells consuming sugar, or immune cells destroying bacteria. If these DNA lesions are not - or badly - repaired, they may initiate tumor formation. Thankfully, cells have evolved an elaborate control system to correct these DNA anomalies. Uli Rass and Nico Thomä at the FMI, togethe
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BBC News - Science & Environment

The battle for nesting sites among the birds and the beesCompetition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Statistik-professor er årets underviser på SCIENCEÅRETS UNDERVISER: Professor Susanne Ditlevsen, Institut for Matematiske Fag, er så god til...
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Gizmodo

North Korean Drone Found in South Korea Was Spying on American Missile Defense SystemA suspected North Korean drone discovered on June 9, 2017 in a photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP) South Korean officials recently stumbled upon what is believed to be a North Korean drone that didn’t make it back home. And they now believe that the drone was sent to photograph America’s controversial THAAD missile defen
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Gizmodo

The New Eero Wi-Fi Routers Bring Glorious Minimalism to Mesh NetworkingAll images: Eero Eero knocked our socks off last year , when the small startup proved that wi-fi routers didn’t need to be ugly, impossible-to-use gadgets. And now, with its second generation of mesh-networking devices, Eero looks like they’ve changed the game again. Not only are the new Eeros faster. They’re friggin’ tiny! To be more specific, there are two new types of Eero devices. The second
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Science | The Guardian

Too young to vote? The science of maturity | Dean BurnettThe shock election result has been attributed to the youth vote , leading to claims that younger voters don’t/can’t understand the issues at stake. Are the concerns valid? So, the General Election happened. That was fun . What was meant to be a Conservative landslide turned into a chaotic hung Parliament situation . A lot of the blame for this surprising (hilarious) result has been placed on an u
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New on MIT Technology Review

AI Agents Learn to Work Together by Wrangling Virtual SwineCollaboration and cooperation are crucial elements of human intelligence. Now some algorithms are learning how to work together.
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Popular Science

Why some people worry that sunscreen might be bad for youHealth The bottom line: Cover up. Is sunscreen going to give you cancer, or save you from cancer? Read on.
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Videnskabens Verden

De videnskabelige tidsskrifter, hvor forskerne offentliggør deres resultater er big business - for forlagene. Forskerne og fagfællebedømmerne får nemlig kun anseelsen ud af deres arbejde. Videnskabens Verden er gået i videnskabens maskinrum i denne uge og afdækker vejen fra forskningsresultat til tidsskrift. Medvirkende: Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen, Lektor ved Center for Videnskabsstudier, Århus Un
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Improbable Research Podcast, Installment 1: How Many Kids Can 1 Man Father in His Lifetime?A medieval Moroccan emperor claimed a whopping 888—but is that even possible? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wired

Eero's New Router Doubles as a Bouncer for Your Smart HomeThe company that invented mesh networking now hopes to control your entire connected future.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Book traces rough transition for juvenile offenders as they become adultsWhat are the prospects for young men and women who grow up in and then age out of the juvenile justice system?
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Scientific American Content: Global

Whatever Happened to the Greenland Vikings?They ruled the icy outpost for hundreds of years before their colonies collapsed. New findings are elucidating their puzzling decline -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Danskerne genanvender langsomt mere og mere affaldDen samlede genanvendelsesprocent er steget fra 67 til 68 pct. fra 2014-2015. Det er især husholdninger og industri, der genanvender mere, viser miljøstyrelsens nye affaldsstatistik med tal fra 2015.
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Live Science

'Antivirus Software' That Protects Health Could Halt Next PandemicThis antivirus software protects health, not computers. Researchers are beginning to combat deadly infections using computer-generated antiviral proteins – a valuable tool to fight a future pandemic.
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Science : NPR

Police Shootings: How A Culture Of Racism Can Infect Us AllIn a shooting involving a police officer, there's often a familiar blame game: Was the cop was racist? Was the person shot threatening? Or maybe, the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all. (Image credit: JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)
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Wired

The Mind-Boggling Math That (Maybe) Mapped the Brain in 11 DimensionsHenry Markram is back with a new publication on his controversial Blue Brain project. The math behind it may be more important than the results.
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Wired

The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office Looks to Video Games For the Future of WarThe DoD's Strategic Capabilities Office wants to tap into the videogame industry for real-world innovations.
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Wired

Even Uber’s Crisis Won't Kill Founder Worship in TechA company's culture comes from the top. But tech might not find even Uber's tale cautionary enough to change its founder-first culture.
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Wired

Uber's Culture Problems Could Sink Its Self-Driving Car FutureUber needs partnerships to bring in the robocars. It’s not looking like a good partner.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Deciphering the Language of LoveAttachment science is helping couples master communication and connection—and getting through conflict -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Revisiting a Climate Data Viz IconThis humble 59-year-old chart reveals that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb upward -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Facing limits of remote hacking, Army cybers up the battlefieldEnlarge / FORT IRWIN, California – Spc. Nathaniel Ortiz, Expeditionary CEMA (Cyber Electromagnetic Activities) Team (ECT), 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, "conducts cyberspace operations" at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, May 9, 2017. (credit: Bill Roche, U.S. Army Cyber Command ) The US military and intelligence communities have spent much of the last two decades
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Scientific American Content: Global

Fantastic Voyage: Polynesian Seafaring Canoe Completes Its Globe-Circling JourneyThe Hōkūleʻa vessel is set to finish its first circumnavigation later this week in Honolulu -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo

Dennis Rodman Travels to North Korea While Promoting PotCoin, the Bitcoin of Weed [Updated]Dennis Rodman at Beijing International Airport departing for Pyongyang, North Korea on June 13, 2017 (Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press) Dennis Rodman landed in Pyongyang, North Korea this morning to visit his old friend, dictator Kim Jong-un. And while Rodman has visited the country a few times before, this trip is even weirder. Rodman’s trip is being “sponsored” by PotCoin, a peer-to-peer cryp
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Ars Technica

History by lawsuit: After Gawker’s demise, the “inventor of e-mail” targets TechdirtShiva Ayyadurai, seen here in January 2017. (credit: Boston Globe / Getty Images News ) History is not fixed; like memory itself, it is an act of reconstruction. Shiva Ayyadurai understands this. Ayyadurai has spent nearly six years publicly proclaiming himself the “inventor of e-mail.” But this claim about e-mail—as everyone but Ayyadurai’s supporters understand the term “e-mail”—isn’t true. Ayy
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Dagens Medicin

Fond vil støtte lægers egne ideer til klinisk forskningNyt program fra Novo Nordisk Fonden bliver forbeholdt ansøgninger fra speciallæger på hospitaler i Danmark.
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The Atlantic

A Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party in VirginiaARLINGTON, VIRGINIA— Enthusiastic supporters of Ralph Northam, a candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in the Virginia governor’s race, gathered for a get-out-the-vote rally over the weekend at a campaign field office where handmade posters on the wall read: “Dear Ralph, you had me at Trump is a ‘narcissistic maniac.’” The Virginia primary race, which will be decided on Tuesday, offers a
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The Atlantic

Between the Lines of Jim Comey's TestimonyFollowing former FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony last week, President Trump took to Twitter, claiming “total and complete vindication.” The White House did get some good news: Comey said that the president was not personally under investigation while he led the bureau, and that a New York Times article detailing contacts between Russian intelligence and the Trump campaign was “in the
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The Atlantic

The Marvelous Specificity of Oh, Hello Comes to NetflixWhen pondering the continued rise of alternative comedy into the mainstream, and the avenues offered by streaming services to grant a wider audience to weirder material, there’s no better example than the strange careers of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. They’re two men of indeterminate (but senior) age who live together in a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side in Manhattan—Gil
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Live Science

1,000-Year-Old Colored Glass Beads Discovered in West AfricaA trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads suggests that an ancient city in Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to master the complex art of glassmaking, scientists say.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Emphasizing individual solutions to big issues can reduce support for government effortsFollowing the shutdown of the Fukushima power plant, which endured one of the worst nuclear accidents in history in 2011 due to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan began a national initiative that encouraged saving electricity. This created an opportunity for Seth Werfel, a graduate student in political science at Stanford University, to investigate how recognition of individua
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers create a high-temperature device that produces electricity from industrial waste heatGlass and steel makers produce large amounts of wasted heat energy at high temperatures, but solid-state thermoelectric devices that convert heat to electricity either don't operate at high enough temperatures or cost so much that their use is limited to special applications such as spacecraft. MIT researchers have developed a liquid thermoelectric device with a molten compound of tin and sulfur t
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Ars Technica

Kim Dotcom can’t get back millions’ worth of assets US seized, feds sayEnlarge (credit: Sam Churchill ) The Kim Dotcom-Megaupload saga seems like it will never end. Five years have passed since the flamboyant Dotcom's indictment and arrest in New Zealand on US criminal copyright infringement charges. He is wanted in the US in connection to the Megaupload file-sharing service he controlled before the US shuttered it in 2012. Dotcom, while on bail, continues fighting
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Big Data' resource raises possibility of research revolutionA group of UK scientists involving researchers from the University of Bristol have demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionise scientific research.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists develop phagocytic protocells capable of the targeted delivery of enzymesResearchers at the University of Bristol have designed a community of artificial cell-like droplets that collectively displays a simple form of phagocytosis behavior. The work provides a new approach to designing complex life-like properties in non-living materials.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Improving pig accommodations with mirrorsAgricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking for ways to improve housing for farm animals, including pigs. Enhancing the animals' environment can help reduce stress, which in turn can improve growth and efficiency and decrease disease susceptibility.
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Dagens Medicin

Flere diabetesmidler viser hjertebeskyttende effektMidler til behandling af type 2-diabetes kan reducere risikoen for kardiovaskulære hændelser, viser tre studier.
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New Scientist - News

The quiet battle over science in the UK general electionThe big political parties have different pledges on R&D funding, but a bigger issue is what changes in free movement will mean for science in the UK
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New Scientist - News

Orbiting ‘space nation’ data centre could avoid all Earthly lawsThe self-styled Asgardia space nation plans to launch a data-filled satellite this year. Could international space law stop them if they decided to go rogue?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Evidence that Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar systemAn international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system.
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Hvordan dimensionerer man antallet af toiletter?En læser funderer over, hvordan arkitekterne ved, hvor mange toiletter der skal til i en koncertsal eller et forsamlingshus. Det har vi prøvet at finde svar på.
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Ingeniøren

Iphone får maskinlæringCore ML byder på hurtigt integration med Apples mobile platforme. En færdiglavet model kan genkende biler, dyr og mennesker på billeder. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/iphone-faar-maskinlaering-1077467 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Ansigtskameraer skal fange terrorister i TysklandEfter flere terrorangreb i Tyskland, skal det denne sommer testes, om kameraer med ansigtsgenkendelse på togstationer kan hjælpe med at fange terrorister hurtigere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ansigtskameraer-skal-fange-terrorister-tyskland-1077500 Version2
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Ingeniøren

10 teknologiske tendenser, du bør kende: #8 Superatomer baner vej for nye materialerVed at sammensætte klynger af atomer, der efterligner andre grundstoffers unikke egenskaber og karakteristika, er vi på nippet til at skabe nye former for materialer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Alpha leaders tend to be front-runner candidatesThe tenets of Social Darwinism may have lost favor long ago, but the rise of political populism in the 21st Century continues to support the maxim that "the strong survive", and are most adept at leading during challenging times.
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Live Science

Worm Grows 2 Heads in Space, Surprising ScientistsA group of flatworms that recently visited the International Space Station had a few surprises to share when they returned to Earth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

On the road to creating an electrodeless spacecraft propulsion engineThe universe is made up of plasma, which is easily influenced by magnetic fields and forces, leading to complex behavior. Plasmas are found throughout the solar system in places such as the planetary magnetosphere, solar wind and in the tails of comets.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Breakthrough in thin electrically conducting sheets paves way for smaller electronic devicesQueen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
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Dagens Medicin

Victoza fjerner forstadier til type 2-diabetes hos patienter med skizofreniPatienter, der lider af overvægt og prædiabetes som følge af behandling med antipsykotisk medicin, kan reducere begge dele ved at tage et dagligt skud af GLP-1-analogen Victoza. Det viser nyt dansk studie.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fight malariaA new study from the University of Maryland and colleagues from Burkina Faso, China and Australia suggests that a mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological control mechanism to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The fungus is specific to mosquitoes and does not pose a risk to humans. Further, the study results
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Spying on fish love calls could help protect them from overfishingScientists from The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have discovered a way to use the incredibly loud, distinctive sounds that fish make when they gather to spawn to protect them from overfishing.
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The Atlantic

Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak?It can be hard to get a straight answer out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. When Senator Al Franken asked then-Senator Sessions at his Senate confirmation hearing on January 10 whether he “ communicated with the Russian government ,” he said, “I'm not aware of any of those activities.” Unprompted, Sessions then went further, saying, “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that camp
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Spying on fish love calls could help protect them from overfishingAbout a third of the world's fish stocks are being overfished, meaning they're being harvested faster than they can reproduce, and species that spawn seasonally in large groups are especially vulnerable, easy for fishers to locate and plucked from the water often before they've seeded the next generation.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fight malariaMalaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease.
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Dagens Medicin

Kommuner mangler svar på regionernes rolle i diabetes-afgørelseAnkestyrelsens principafgørelse om glukosemålerne giver guidelines, men er stadig indviklet, lyder det fra KL. Specielt mangler de svar på regionernes vinkel på bevillingen af glukosemålere.
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Dagens Medicin

DSAM-formand: Selvfølgelig er tramadol er vanedannendeTramadol skulle ifølge indlægsseddel være minimalt vanedannende. Men den påstand ser ikke ud til at holde i virkeligheden, og der er intet bevis for det ifølge eksperter. Og det overrasker ikke læger, at præparatet er lige så vanedannende som anden morfinmedicin, siger DSAM-formand.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

What makes a mother risk her life to protect her childrenFaced with imminent danger, parents will defend their young with their own life. Scientists have now discovered the neural mechanism that accounts for a mother's behavior when it comes to protecting her offspring.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Autism risk linked to fever during pregnancyFever during pregnancy may raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the child, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The effect was most pronounced in the second trimester, raising odds for ASD by 40 percent. Risk of an ASD was increased by over 300 percent for the children of wome
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Ingeniøren

Luftfarten er på vej til at blive elektriskSERIE: Verdens største flyproducenter er i gang med at udvikle elektriske fly. I første omgang som hybrid-fly. Men på længere sigt vil kortere kommercielle ruter kunne betjenes med 100 procent eldrevne passagerfly.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Bee swarm swamps car in HullThe owner of the vehicle said her family had all been stung by the 20,000 strong swarm.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

New video camera captures 5 trillion frames every secondA new camera’s record-breaking speed offers researchers a window into never-before-seen phenomena, such as combustion reactions.
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cognitive science

Hello again, Please come join is in this real time chat room about psychology First Link: https://discord.me/psychologyden Second Link: https://discord.gg/cqn8yfZ Thankssubmitted by /u/SomeOtherTimePlease [link] [comments]
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Dagens Medicin

Bent Hansen overgår selv statsministeren i gennemslagskraftFormand for Danske Regioner og regionrådsformand i Region Midtjylland løber endnu engang af med titlen som den sundhedsaktør, der har den største gennemslagskraft.
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Science-Based Medicine

On Guard, DōTERRA, Essential Oils, and a Lesson in Reading Research StudiesA study of On Guard™, a mixture of essential oils, showed that it reduced the infectivity of influenza virus in dog kidney cells in the lab; but that's irrelevant to the question of whether the product has any clinical effect in humans.
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Ars Technica

Destiny 2 will launch on PC 46 days after consolesEnlarge / Activision crammed hundreds of games writers and streamers into a hangar just outside of Los Angeles city limits for its Destiny 2 gameplay premiere event. (credit: Sam Machkovech) PC gamers, your delayed shot at Destiny 2 has finally been pegged with a date: October 24. Should you opt to buy the "connected-world shooter" sequel on Windows, which will be the only platform to support unl
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Ingeniøren

Russisk malware kan forstyrre elnettetAmerikanske forskere er blevet opmærksomme på en ny type russisk malware, der angriber og overtager elnettet https://www.version2.dk/artikel/russisk-malware-kan-forstyrre-elnettet-1077493 Version2
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

UK, France: tougher action on tech firms to fight extremismBritain and France plan tougher action to tackle online radicalization, as they announced Monday a new joint campaign to stop the internet from being a safe space for terrorists.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Experts: Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woesUber must get rid of leaders who tolerate bad behavior and hire people who don't—including up to the chief executive—experts say, as the ride-hailing company gets ready to announce significant changes to its culture and management.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Raving Rabbids, Mario join forces in new Switch gameVideo game giants Ubisoft and Nintendo have teamed up to put their respective stars, Raving Rabbids and Mario, together in a new role-playing adventure.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Bringing ancient tapestries back to life in BelgiumThe painstaking job of restoring some of the world's finest ancient tapestries, stitch by stitch, is not for the highly strung or restless.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Latvian man extradited to US in alleged hacking schemeA Latvian man has made an initial appearance in U.S. federal court for his alleged involvement in a hacking scheme that caused internet users to lose millions of dollars.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birdsA rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species.
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Gizmodo

State Troopers Turned Off Recording Devices While Harassing Female DriversPhoto Credit: Getty Images Two New Jersey state troopers are separately under investigation for pulling over female drivers to pressure them for phone numbers and dates. Both men purportedly eschewed suspicion by turning off their recording devices and by blatantly lying to dispatchers. According to the Associated Press, Eric Richardson was arrested in June and charged with the falsification of r
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Dagens Medicin

Hver tredje med diabetes har følgesygdomme før diagnosen stilles35 pct. af de patienter, der får konstateret type 2-diabetes, har en følgesygdom allerede på diagnosetidspunktet, viser dansk undersøgelse
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Ingeniøren

Danmark er bedst til udvikling af grønne energi-teknologierI perioden 2013-2016 var Danmark toppen af poppen blandt 40 lande, når det gjaldt evnen til at udvikle og fremme grønne energiteknologier, viser ny rapport fra WWF og Cleantech Group.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Coated fabric helps researchers determine freshness of fruitScientists have found a quick and reliable way to test the freshness of the fruit in your grocer's produce section. It all starts with a small strip of coated fabric developed at Florida International University.
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Dagens Medicin

Fodterapeuter skal øge forebyggende indsats over for fodsårNy overenskomst skal sikre, at at diabetespatienter får bedre vejledning om fodsårsbehandling.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Big Food' companies have less power than you might thinkA Dartmouth study finds that "Big Food" companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. In fact, most Big Food companies have little knowledge about or control over the farmers who supply their raw materials. The study's findings were published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.
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Ingeniøren

Nyt it-arkitektur: Digital borgerservice skal nu være 'sammenhængende' - ligesom i 2007En ny hvidbog om Fællesoffentlig Digital Arkitektur sætter de overordnede rammer for deling af data gennem i alt 8 principper og 22 arkitekturregler. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ny-offentlig-it-arkitektur-gammel-vin-paa-nye-flasker-maaske-endda-sur-1077394 Version2
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Transcranial direct current stimulation improves mental manipulation of body part imageryThe lateral occipito-temporal cortex (LOTC) is known to be involved in the perception of body parts. Herein, in patients with dementia, the glucose metabolism level in the LOTC was found to be significantly correlated with performance in a task involving mental rotation of the hand. Next, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the LOTC in healthy subjects was found to improve the same m
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'Big Food' companies have less power than you might thinkA Dartmouth study finds that 'Big Food' companies are striving to make food more sustainable from farm to factory but have less power than you might think. In fact, most Big Food companies have little knowledge about or control over the farmers who supply their raw materials. The study's findings were published in the 'Annals of the American Association of Geographers.'
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A SMARTer way to discover new stroke treatmentsResearchers examined if a particular trial type could be successfully applied to stroke patients -- and whether this approach may accelerate discovery of new treatments.
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New technology enables effective simultaneous testing for multiple blood-borne pathogensIdentification of new pathogens requires a rapid response from industry to develop new tests and the FDA to assess test safety and efficacy. A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics evaluates the new OpenArray system that offers simultaneous detection of multiple viruses, bacteria, and protozoan pathogens in human blood samples. Investigators determined that this system is a promising tool
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Study shows pharmacists knew more about penicillin allergy than MDsA new study shows many physicians who treat patients with 'penicillin allergy' listed in their charts may not fully understand important facts about penicillin allergy.
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Uterine fibroid embolization helps restore fertilityA minimally invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study.
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Incarceration Is Skyrocketing in Rural AmericaEven as the president promises a crime crackdown, a deep data dive finds jail populations are soaring fastest in areas that backed him heavily.
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Venezuela Court Sides With Maduro Over Constitutional RewriteVenezuela’s Supreme Court voted Monday to reject a motion that would prohibit the nation’s president, Nicolas Maduro, from rewriting its constitution. The decision comes just days after Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, Luisa Ortega Díaz, stood on the steps of the Supreme Court with a copy of the nation’s blue constitution book and defended Venezuela’s current laws. “What’s at play here is the countr
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The Fertility Doctor Trying to Commercialize Three-Parent BabiesA startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant for $100,000.
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Spider-Man closes out PlayStation E3 presser with web-slinging awesomenessEnlarge / Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a PlayStation can. (credit: Sony/Insomniac/Marvel) Sony concluded one of the least surprising PlayStation E3 conferences in recent memory with a pretty clutch closer: Spider-Man . The PlayStation-exclusive superhero game from Insomniac Games now has a launch window of 2018, and if its actual gameplay looks as sharp as its debut trailer, we're in for
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Sick Snail Sucks Down, Suffocates, and Shreds Earthworm With 6,000 TeethGIF GIF Source: BBC Earth “It’s just an earthworm,” you say. “Nothing to worry about,” you say. But the Powelliphanta snail can grow to be the size of a man’s fist and they would presumably be happy to nibble on some fingers. Thesee carniverous mollusks are found in moist areas of New Zealand forests. While they are certainly gross, earthworms, smaller snails, and slugs are pretty much the only o
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Nail Fungus: Symptoms and TreatmentNail fungus, also medically known as onychomycosis, is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernails and/or toenails.
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Everything Sony Showed At E3 2017Sony just wrapped their E3 2017 press conference, where Insomniac’s Spider-Man almost managed to distract from the fact that they didn’t announce Bloodborne 2 . Not a ton of new stuff for Sony, but they did keep with the current trend of showing games that are coming within the next year or so. Let’s break it all down. We Got A Closer Look At Uncharted: Lost Legacy . It looks like more Uncharted.
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Journal Cleans Up Image ArchivesMolecular and Cellular Biology has found numerous errors after launching a retrospective sweep of the figures it's published in recent years.
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Scott Pruitt Bails on the G7 Climate Talks Just Hours After His ArrivalPhoto: Getty The world would be laughing at us, if it weren’t for the fact that climate change is a global problem. EPA head Scott Pruitt traveled to Italy to represent the US in the Group of Seven climate talks yesterday. Hours later he decided this wasn’t for him, and he let an assistant finish up his business today. One representative called the US participation a “footnote on climate action.”
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Floodplain farm fields benefit juvenile salmonCentral Valley rice fields managed as floodplains during the winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish, study shows.
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Where cigarette smoking's damage is done -- down to your DNAScientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across the genome.
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New cancer drug makes commonly prescribed chemo drug more effective when given togetherResearchers have found a way to increase the effectiveness of a widely used cancer drug while decreasing the risk of heart-damaging side effects, according to a new study.
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ISIS Calls for More Attacks During RamadanIn an audio message awaiting independent authentication, the Islamic State reportedly calls upon its members to attack a set of nations during Ramadan—an annual, month-long observance among Muslims that commemorates the first revelation of the prophet Muhammad. The message, first reported by Reuters, was distributed Monday on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app used by ISIS to disseminate videos
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Winning climate strategy demands detailsExamining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country gives a better understanding of how variable a land's climate can be. That information is crucial when countries are setting policies aimed at growing food, protecting water supplies and the environment and stemming disease outbreaks.
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CT angiography appears better at predicting future risk for patients with chest painAn analysis of diagnostic test results from a trial comparing anatomic with functional testing as an initial diagnostic strategy for patients with chest pain found that CT angiography better predicted the risk for future cardiac events than did measures of exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.
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A Friend of Trump's Reports That He Is Considering Firing Robert MuellerDonald Trump is considering dismissing the special counsel assigned to the Russia investigation, a confidant said on Monday. Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told PBS Newshour that Trump is “considering perhaps terminating” Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who was appointed to run the investigation into Russian influence on the campaign by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17. Asked lat
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Healthy diet? That depends on your genesShifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time, new research indicates. The study has implications for the growing field of nutritional genomics, called nutrigenomics. Based on one's ancestry, clinicians may one day tailor each person's diet to her or his genome to improve health and prevent
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Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutantsImagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Engineers have invented biosensor technology -- known as a lab on a chip -- that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants.
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Personalized PRRT improves radiation delivery to neuroendocrine tumorsNeuroendocrine cancer is exceedingly difficult to manage and unlikely to be cured, but researchers intend to slow progression of these tumors and aid survival by personalizing patient dose of peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), according to research.
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Combining radionuclide therapy with a PARP inhibitor slows neuroendocrine tumor growthPatients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) may experience fewer symptoms and survive longer by undergoing peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) combined with a drug that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy, say researchers.
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'DNA is a bully' that hustles transcribers to targets"DNA is a bully." That's how one researcher sums up the dominant power of DNA motion among the forces acting upon transcription factors as they move through DNA's winding thickets to their target sites. A team of researchers has programmed a very large, unique simulation that tests and corroborates the hypothesis.
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Rap on Trial: How An Aspiring Musician's Words Led To Prison TimeOlutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rapper when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." We explore how perceptions of rap music may have played a role. (Image credit: Shankar Vedantam /NPR )
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Iqaluit could start running out of fresh water by 2024Without action, the supply of fresh water in Iqaluit will begin to dwindle by 2024 due to climate change and increased demand, new research has found.
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Scientists develop computer-guided strategy to accelerate materials discoveryA new computer-guided strategy led to the discovery of two new materials in the laboratory, report researchers.
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The secrets of tooth calcium revealedTwo studies on calcium isotopes in teeth have provided new insights into both the extinction of the marine reptiles and weaning age in humans. The findings open new avenues for research in anthropology and paleontology, say researchers.
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Wrath of Khan Director Nicholas Meyer Says He's Working On a New Star Trek ProjectSonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery. Image: CBS Star Trek fans know Nicholas Meyer as the director of arguably the best film in the franchise, 1982's The Wrath of Khan . However, 35 years later, he’s still working on Star Trek . Besides being a producer on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery , Meyer recently hinted that something else is in the works. Speaking (or, more specifically, not s
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This Toy Develops STEM Skills and Hands-On Thinking—Especially in Young GirlsDesigned by two MIT professors, this build-it-yourself kit teaches kids to "think with their hands" in an effort to bolster STEM skills early on. Read More
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Resistance to last-ditch antibiotic has spread farther than anticipatedEmergence of colistin resistance in farm animals around the world takes researchers by surprise. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22140
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Amazon's Running the First Ever Deal On Philips' Newest Hue BulbsPhilips Hue 3rd Generation Bulb , $45 Individual Philips Hue light bulbs have been frustratingly resistant to discounts over the years, so if you have a chance to save 10% on the latest model, you should probably swallow your pride and pull the trigger. This third generation bulb features richer blues and greens than previous models, and this is the first time Amazon’s discounted it below the usu
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Syrian Rebels Close to Victory in Raqqa OffensiveThe Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the U.S., have captured a number of key neighborhoods near Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold in Syria, the group announced Monday. The announcement signals the progress of a larger offensive, launched last week, to overtake Raqqa from ISIS militants, who have maintained control of the city since 2014. In May, the Trump adm
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Best Buy Now Lets You Rent and Try Gadgets Before You Buy Them From AmazonPhoto: Getty As the mortar of brick and mortar businesses slowly crumbles, retailers are scrambling to come up with a reason why you should use them instead of companies like Amazon and... well, pretty much just Amazon. Best Buy’s solution? Be more like Blockbuster Video. Best Buy has managed to do just fine in the current marketplace, and its stock price has increased by 67 percent over the last
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Screening for genetic diseases & chromosomal defects with a single biopsy improves pregnancy ratesCouples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of inherited diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have their embryos screened for abnormal numbers of chromosomes at the same time, according to research published in Human Reproduction journal. By doing this, only embryos that are free not only of the genetic
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Alienware has new mice, keyboards, and monitors, plus a Threadripper Area 51Enlarge / Alienware Area 51. (credit: Dell ) At E3 this year, Dell announced updates and changes to the Alienware line. The massive Alienware Area 51 gaming desktop is getting a refresh to include AMD's new Threadripper CPUs, and Alienware is getting its own gaming mice, mechanical keyboards, and monitors. Until now, the Alienware family mainly consisted of laptops, desktops, and consoles, so gam
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Citing Trump’s tweet, appeals court rules against president’s travel banEnlarge (credit: Victoria Pickering ) On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. This decision is based, in part, on the commander-in-chief's statement on Twitter. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, said Trump's banning of nationals from six largely Muslim nations from entering the US "makes no finding that nationality a
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The Atlantic Daily: Injunction JunctionWhat We’re Following String of Defeats: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Trump’s travel ban another legal blow , ruling that the White House’s justifications for the ban have no basis in reality. In addition to finding the country’s current vetting standards adequate, the court’s three-judge panel concluded the executive order “does not offer a sufficient justification to suspe
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The Ninth Circuit Shows the Supreme Court How to Strike Down Trump's Travel BanIn mid-June of a typical year, Supreme Court justices and their clerks are burning the midnight oil in the comforting knowledge that soon all involved will be happily winging off to vacation destinations, leaving controversy temporarily behind. That happy prospect is complicated this year, however, by the June 1 arrival in the Court’s in-box of Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Program ,
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Uncovered: 1,000 new microbial genomesScientists have taken a decisive step forward in uncovering the planet's microbial diversity. They report the release of 1,003 phylogenetically diverse bacterial and archaeal reference genomes -- the single largest release to date. The researchers are interested in learning more about this biodiversity because microbes play important roles in regulating Earth's biogeochemical cycles and uncovering
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Proteins which suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors discoveredA type of protein has been discovered that could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumors, say scientists.
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E3 2017: A casual gamer's guide to all the cool new video game stuffTechnology An updating list of what's coming out of the massive gaming trade show. You don't need to be a die-hard gamer to appreciate these announcements.
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Clergy Are More Partisan Than Their ParishionersIt’s no surprise that certain U.S. religious groups have strong political leanings: Southern Baptist Republicans and Jewish Democrats are predictable enough archetypes. A new paper by two political scientists adds a new layer to these long-standing stereotypes: Clergy tend to be even more partisan than their parishioners. While it’s not clear whether this translates into politicized sermons or so
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Major study heralds new era in treatment of type 2 diabetesA drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes has also been revealed to significantly reduce the risk of both cardiovascular and kidney disease.The study by The George Institute for Global Health has major implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide.
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US tops charts in study finding a third of world is overweight, ~10% obeseEnlarge (credit: Getty | Tina Stallard ) About 2.2 billion people worldwide are estimated to be overweight—about a third of the planet’s population—and around 712 million—about 10 percent—are obese. That’s according to one of the most comprehensive analyses on the subject, published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. A large international collaboration of researchers, funded by the Bi
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Black Panther's Costumes Are a Godsend to Black CosplayersMarvel One of the most striking things we learned about Black Panther from the teaser trailer that dropped over the weekend is just how vibrant the movie’s costumes are going to be, especially compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The people of Wakanda, the Dora Milaje, even Erik Killmonger are all set to look absolutely fantastic in the movie. More importantly, though, Black Pan
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The Misplaced Outrage Over a Trumpian Julius CaesarIn 2015, a production of Julius Caesar at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence gave a spin to the Shakespearian history play by reimagining the title character as a woman. The show was largely interpreted by critics to be referencing Hillary Clinton, especially considering that when its “Caesar” was murdered at the beginning of Act Three she was wearing a striking white pantsuit. Over the past
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Jail Isn't His GianforteToday in 5 Lines The attorneys general for Washington, D.C., and Maryland sued President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through continued ownership of his company. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal law granting citizen
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Mass death of fish in US riverThousands of dying and dead fish were found in a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Here's A Surprise Breakfast For the Wizard Crew | Deadliest Catch#DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c Before heading out for opilio season, Johnathan, Freddy, and the Time Bandit crew play a quick prank on the Wizard crew. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/deadliest-catch/ Get the latest on your favorite captains: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery St
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Rare Genetic Mutation Makes People Prone to ColdsThe case of a young girl who frequently got sick from colds has helped scientists pinpoint a rare genetic mutation that makes people more susceptible to cold viruses.
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Beyond Good and Evil 2 finally (!) exists, looks amazingEnlarge / He's back. Beyond Good & Evil 's oft-requested, long-teased sequel has finally, officially been confirmed by its publisher Ubisoft. The company's 2017 E3 press conference ended with BG&E2 's bombastic reveal via a lengthy, pre-rendered sequence. Even without real-time gameplay or a confirmed release date, BG&E2 's reveal stole the show with a zany heist sequence loaded with original-gam
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NASA Rocket to Create Colorful Artificial Clouds Over US East Coast Tonight (Watch Live)A small NASA rocket will launch to create colorful artificial clouds tonight (June 12), and you can watch all the action live. Weather permitting, the launch could be visible to spectators on the U.S. East Coast from New York to North Carolina.
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Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As ExerciseA new study finds dog owners on average walk 22 more minutes more per day compared to people without dogs. The benefits of walking include a lower risk of heart disease and premature death. (Image credit: fotografixx/Getty Images)
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is coming to PC in glorious 4KAge of Empires , one of the most beloved real-time-strategy games from the early days of Windows PC gaming—is getting a modern makeover. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a remaster that includes a new soundtrack, sharper visuals, and a swath of bug fixes and features that include improved pathfinding and a modern UI. There's even Xbox Live support for multiplayer gaming. It's due for release
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Katy Perry’s Panopticon of Fun and TearsAs I type this, Katy Perry is asleep on a circular mattress, a teacup poodle named Nugget nestled next to her head. Outside her bedroom, chefs are preparing pancakes in the shape of her face as depicted on the cover of her new album Witness . Soon, a gospel choir will wake her up, singing a song of hers as selected by voters in online poll. Next to the YouTube pane where this is all viewable from
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Watch Live Tonight as NASA Makes Colorful Fake Clouds [Updated]Image: NASA Stargazers on the East Coast of the US will get a special spectral treat tonight as NASA prepares its sixth attempt at a rocket launch. Later this evening, the space agency will create artificial, colorful clouds as a way to study auroras and the ionosphere. According to NASA, the most recent attempt on June 11th was scrapped due to “boats in the launch range hazard area.” This time,
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Gallery: Our first up-close look at one Xbox One X… boxLOS ANGELES—Everyone knows the best way to prove that a newly announced console is real is to see the plastic casing that will hold that system. To that end, Microsoft revealed this prototype casing for the Xbox One X at a "showcase" event ahead of E3's official start Tuesday. Up close and personal, the Xbox One X looks quite similar to last year's Xbox One S, only a little smaller and a lot blac
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How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great ageAn analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system
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Eating a low carb breakfast may make you a more tolerant personDiets low in carbohydrates may change your behaviour, making you less likely to punish people who split money unfairly
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A Third of All Humans Are Now Either Overweight or ObeseImage: Wikimedia Over two billion people around the world are now affected by weight problems, according to new research published today in The New England Journal of Medicine . At the same time, more people are dying from weight-related health conditions than ever before—a development the authors are describing as a “growing and disturbing global public health crisis.” It’s not the obesity epide
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Found: “Crash Override” malware that triggered Ukrainian power outageEnlarge / An overview of Crash Override/Industroyer, including the four international specifications it uses to communicate with electric grid devices all over the world. (credit: Eset ) Last December, hackers with suspected ties to Russia caused a power outage in Ukraine in a deliberate attempt to leave households without electricity during what's typically one of the coldest months of the year.
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CT angiography appears better at predicting future risk for patients with chest painAn analysis of diagnostic test results from a trial comparing anatomic with functional testing as an initial diagnostic strategy for patients with chest pain found that CT angiography better predicted the risk for future cardiac events than did measures of exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.
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New cancer drug makes commonly prescribed chemo drug more effective when given togetherResearchers have found a way to increase the effectiveness of a widely used cancer drug while decreasing the risk of heart-damaging side effects, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The findings are currently available in the Journal Scientific Reports Nature publishing group.
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One of Trump's Tweets Just Helped Sabotage His Travel BanPhoto: AP On Monday, a federal appeals court voted to uphold the block on Donald Trump’s travel ban, citing one of Trump’s own tweets in its reasoning. The ban would’ve blocked refugees from six countries from entering the US. In the court’s opinion , the second version of the travel ban—which Trump himself tweeted was a “ watered down, politically correct version ” of the original—neither justif
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Egypt blocks more internet sitesEgypt, under fire for muzzling freedom of expression, has blocked access to around 60 news websites and service providers since the end of May, rights groups and media figures said Monday.
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What We Know About Trump's 'Tapes' TeaseIt’s the biggest mystery in Washington—or the biggest tease. Is there a taping system at the White House, did it catch the conversations between President Trump and his ex-FBI director, James Comey, and if the answers to those questions are yes, will the president make the tapes public? The Secret Service added one small piece to the puzzle on Monday when it told the Wall Street Journal that if t
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Where cigarette smoking's damage is done... down to your DNAScientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across the genome.
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E3 2017: Microsoft's Xbox One X Ignored VR—Just Like Everyone ElseMicrosoft didn't mention VR at its E3 press conference, because why would it?
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Jupiter Is a Swole GrandpaImage: NASA Of the eight planets in our solar system, Jupiter is indubitably the most swole. It is large, with a radius of 43,440 miles (69,911 kilometers). It also has a bit of a rage problem, as the planet’s constantly shifting storms are notoriously chaotic . While the Jovian origin story has always been a bit of a mystery, a new study suggests the weird world got very large very quickly, and
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Winning climate strategy demands detailsWhen understanding a country's climate - especially vast countries like the United States or China - to protect food security, biodiversity and human health, the devil is in the details.
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Researchers find glass eels use internal compass to find their way homeScientists are closer to unraveling the long-standing mystery of how tiny glass eel larvae, which begin their lives as hatchlings in the Sargasso Sea, know when and where to "hop off" the Gulf Stream toward European coastlines to live out their adult lives in coastal estuaries.
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President Trump Loses Another Travel-Ban Legal BattlePresident Trump’s string of defeats in federal court over his controversial travel ban went unbroken on Monday, thanks to a ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that he had exceeded the lawful authority granted by Congress on immigration matters. A three-judge panel issued its 82-page ruling in Hawaii v. Trump without identifying an individual author, indicating each of them contributed t
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Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticlesA team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance the field of nanochemistry.
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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvementNeuroscientists have found that dyslexic children from lower income families responded much better to a summer reading program than children from a higher socioeconomic background. Using MRI data, the team also found anatomical changes in the brains of children whose reading abilities improved -- in particular, a thickening of the cortex in parts of the brain known to be involved in reading.
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Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutantsImagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer.
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Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'"Deep Learning" computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of examples, have become a hot topic in computer science. In addition to enabling technologies such as face- and voice-recognition software, these systems could scour vast amounts of medical data to find patterns that could be useful diagnostically, or scan chemical formul
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Artificial cartilage under tension as strong as natural materialBiomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have created a lab-grown tissue similar to natural cartilage by giving it a bit of a stretch. The tissue, grown under tension but without a supporting scaffold, shows similar mechanical and biochemical properties to natural cartilage. The results are published June 12 in the journal Nature Materials.
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Anne Frank: History & LegacyAnne Frank was a teenage girl whose diary about her family's experiences while hiding from the Nazis continues to inspire and educate.
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Study: Floodplain farm fields benefit juvenile salmonCentral Valley rice fields managed as floodplains during the winter can create surrogate wetland habitat for native fish, study shows.

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