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Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forestsWoody vines, known as lianas, compete intensely with trees and their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. A new study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama shows that lianas prevent canopy trees from producing fruit, with potentially far-reaching consequences for other plants and animals.
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Ingeniøren

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Scientists propose method to help keep new grid components operational and safeThe power grid's physical components are continuously improving, with the integration of renewable power sources and advances in physical technology. The software underlying the safe function of the upgraded grid, however, isn't keeping up.
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Study reveals treatment gap in patients suffering from an irregular heartbeatA study by the University of Birmingham has revealed a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition that causes an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat.
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Dagens Medicin

Akutmedicin er nu et specialeSundhedsministeren har godkendt, at et nyt lægefagligt speciale i akutmedicin.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Faux particles commit physics faux pasQuasiparticles present in a solid material break the rules of particle physics.
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Science-Based Medicine

Does society try to shame and shun vaccine refusers and the vaccine-averse?Antivaxers often complain that they are judged harshly, even shunned. A recent study suggests that, to some extent, they might well be. But are judging, shaming, and shunning parents who refuse to vaccinate their children wrong? More importantly, what about the children, who didn’t choose not to be vaccinated, and how likely is such stigmatization to change behavior?
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Science | The Guardian

Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talking The prospect of speaking in public can send people in to a tailspin of anxiety. But a simple change in posture can help Most people at some point in their careers will present, pitch, be on camera or give a speech. Public speaking is a skill that cannot be overlooked– investor Warren Buffett believes it raises your value by 50%. Still, public speaking is nerve-racking and people turn down numerou
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Ingeniøren

Klar til Industri 4.0: Maskiner kompenserer selv for slidForskere på DTU har udviklet algoritmer, der gør værktøjsmaskiner i stand til selv at kompensere for slitage. Også på Frauenhofer Instituttet i Tyskland arbejder man på at gøre værktøjsmaskinerne klar til Industri 4.0.
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Science | The Guardian

When cutting it out might be cutting down your options: prostate cancer doesn’t have to mean surgery | Dion Forstner Men with prostate cancer have the right to be fully informed. But they don’t always get a balanced opinion about the best – and least invasive – treatment If you’ve just been told you’ve got prostate cancer then a pretty natural reaction is to want to have the prostate taken out, and to have that done as soon as possible. Our understandable fear of cancer and a common kneejerk reaction that surge
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Ars Technica

Bethesda’s E3 features new Wolfenstein, Evil Within, VR Fallout and Doom LOS ANGELES—In a quick and to-the-point presentation before the start of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Bethesda Softworks showed off a wide array of new titles in familiar franchises. The presentation started with a look at gameplay for Bethesda's first two virtual reality titles. Doom VFR welcomed players to the "UAC," where it looked like they could build monsters with a creation kit befor
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Science | The Guardian

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King Opinion: Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseats Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientifi
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Science | The Guardian

Smoking in cars is banned. But children still inhale toxic fumes in backseats Studies show pollution levels inside cars are higher than outside where NO2 emissions are dissipated into the wider atmosphere • Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist By now, if you are a pedestrian or cyclist you are probably aware that traffic pollution is a danger to your health, but there is one group of people who are perhaps more at risk: children
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Ingeniøren

Sårbarhed kendt i måneder: IBM reagerer først efter trussel om offentliggørelse fra Version2 Siden september 2016 har IBM kendt til en potentielt alvorlig sårbarhed i det udbredte softwareprodukt Tivoli Storage Management (TSM). Men først for nylig har den globale teknologi-mastodont frigivet oplysninger om, hvordan kunder kan beskytte sig. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/saarbarhed-kendt-ni-maaneder-ibm-reagerede-foerst-efter-v2-blogger-truede-med Version2
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Study: Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fracturesFemale runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal according to a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Timothy Miller studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are unable to handle the constant poun
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Ontarians still skeptical of flu shotHalf of all people who avoid the flu shot do so because they question its importance and effectiveness, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports.
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Risk, benefit or cost: What stops patients from receiving a diagnostic test?Michigan Medicine researchers sought to determine how much certain factors affect a patient's decision to have elective diagnostic tests in the emergency department.
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E-cigarettes potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, UConn study showsUConn study shows nicotine-based e-cigarettes are potentially as harmful as unfiltered cigarettes when it comes to causing DNA damage.
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Epigenetic changes at birth could explain later behavior problemsEpigenetic changes present at birth -- in genes related to addiction and aggression -- could be linked to conduct problems in children, according to a new study by King's College London and the University of Bristol.
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Spouses' daily responses to partners' pain linked with later functioningThe dynamics of spouses' daily interactions may influence whether an ill partner's physical functioning improves over time, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Scientists propose method to help keep new grid components operational and safeThe power grid's physical components are continuously improving, while the software underlying the safe function of the upgraded grid isn't keeping up. Engineers depend on the software to predict and correct for potential errors to set constraints on the rest of the system. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University, USA, propose a new way to calculate and correct a particularly critical erro
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Burden of physical health conditions linked to increased risk of suicideA new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examines how illness plays a role in suicide risk. Researchers found that 17 physical health conditions, ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, were associated with an increased risk of suicide. Two of the conditions -- sleep disorders and HIV/AIDS -- represented a greater than twofold increase, while traumatic brain inju
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Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implantsIn a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants, UT Dallas researchers have found that children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients.
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Evaluating greenhouse gas emissions in an irrigated cropping systemNew, enhanced-efficiency fertilizer can reduce N2O emissions from irrigated cropping systems.
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Research suggests Asian women less likely to receive timely follow-up after abnormal mammogramWomen with an abnormal mammogram result need follow-up tests to check whether the finding indicates breast cancer, which should be treated at the earliest possible stage.
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Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countriesIn a study of 10 high-income countries with universal health care, costs for prescription drugs in 6 of the largest categories of primary care medicines varied by more than 600%, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Inspecting Algorithms for BiasCourts, banks, and other institutions are using automated data analysis systems to make decisions about your life. Let’s not leave it up to the algorithm makers to decide whether they’re doing it appropriately.
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Science | The Guardian

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Ingeniøren

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Ingeniøren

Kaos på DTU: Byggestop risikerer at koste universitetet dets veterinærberedskabFejlvurdering af byggeomkostningerne ved nye staldlaboratorier i Lyngby og et ophedet byggemarked kan betyde, at universitetet mister beredskabet til bekæmpelse af farlige husdyrsygdomme.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Analysis of complex protein interactionsA new, novel approach to monitor functional protein complexes has now been created by scientists.
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Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?Blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for type 2 diabetes patients who are not treated with insulin, suggests new research.
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Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevicesAn international team of researchers has revealed a new way to tune the functionality of next-generation molecular electronic devices using graphene. The results could be exploited to develop smaller, higher-performance devices for use in a range of applications including molecular sensing, flexible electronics, and energy conversion and storage, as well as robust measurement setups for resistance
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The brain's rejuvenating cellsA unique immune cell type has been discovered, which may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say investigators.
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Robotic device developed to help stroke survivors recoverA new robotic tool has been developed for assessments of muscle overactivity and movement dysfunction in stroke survivors.
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Row, Row, Row Your Bots: But are they synchronized?To get maximum propulsion, should a boat’s team of rowers set their strokes to the same rhythm? Or should the rowers stagger the dropping and pulling of the oars through the water? Athletes and scientists have looked at the question, offering illuminating but inconclusive observations.
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Ars Technica

Liveblog: Expect lots of games at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference Enlarge / We've come a long way since this image from E3 2005, the first console-unveiling press conference I ever attended. (credit: Getty Images ) View Liveblog Before E3 starts properly on Tuesday, Sony will unveil its plans for the show at a press conference from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Ars will be on hand to liveblog the event at 6pm PDT (9pm EDT; 2am Tuesday UK time) on Monday, June
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New form of carbon that's hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubberCarbon is an element of seemingly infinite possibilities. This is because the configuration of its electrons allows for numerous self-bonding combinations that give rise to a range of materials with varying properties. A team of scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of propertie
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New cancer drug tested in mice may benefit certain leukemia patientsUp to 30 percent of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL patients have Philadelphia chromosome, where two segments of chromosomes have aberrantly fused together. Adult ALL patients often see high relapse rates, and treatment-related deaths remain high. Researchers now report on a study that could provide better therapeutic options for patients.
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Chemicals used to combat Zika, agricultural pests impact motor skills in infantsA chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced motor function in Chinese infants, a study found.
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Male farmers at highest risk of contracting 'monkey malaria' in MalaysiaAdult male farmers in Malaysia are more than twice as likely to contract Plasmodium knowlesi malaria -- an infection usually found only in monkeys -- than other people in their communities, according to a new study.
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Demo plant produces renewable fuel from carbon dioxide captured from the airThe unique Soletair demo plant developed in Finland uses carbon dioxide to produce renewable fuels and chemicals. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the technical performance of the overall process and produce 200 liters of fuels and other hydrocarbons for research purposes. This concerns a one-of-a-kind demo plant in which the entire process chain, from solar power generation to hydrocarbon
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Soft shelled turtles, food in China, likely spread choleraThe pathogen, Vibrio cholerae can colonize the surfaces, as well as the intestines of soft shelled turtles. This finding is strong evidence that soft shelled turtles in China, where they are grown for human consumption, are spreading cholera.
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7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party servicesOur mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy. However, more than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to thi
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What will the future internet look like?To tackle the all-important question "What will the future internet look like?" in the Digital Age, researchers have exchanged ideas to further progress.
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Study improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substancesA new method has been proposed that might be used to detect nuclear hazards from up to a few hundred meters away.
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Study examines link between obesity, food container chemical subsitutesA pair of common chemicals that manufacturers use to make plastic food containers, water bottles, and other consumer products do not contribute to obesity to the extent of the chemical it's replacing.
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The road not taken: Do stress-specific mutations lead down different evolutionary paths?Evolutionary divergences, the emergence of antibiotic resistance in bacteria or cancer in humans are all empowered by many types of mutational DNA change. Researchers show for the first time that conditions common in nature strongly influence the pattern of genetic variation and consequently the evolvability of traits dependent on particular mutations.
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Study finds failure to sustain reductions in carcinogens in cigarettesTobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) are potent carcinogens formed predominantly during the cigarette manufacturing process. Despite initial success lowering TSNA levels in cigarettes sold in Canada, following subsidies by the Ontario government to manufacturers in 2000, a study has found that the decrease in TSNAs have not been sustained.
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The Atlantic

Puerto Rico Votes for Statehood Puerto Rican voters overwhelmingly supported the chance to become the 51st state in the U.S. on Sunday’s referendum vote, according to early tallies. It’s a significant gesture from the island, which is a U.S. territory, but low turnout, a boycott by opposition parties, and the likely pushback from Congress, make the decision an unlikely one. It was the U.S. territory’s fifth referendum vote sinc
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Could edible insects help global food security?Australian consumers are taking part in a research study to help realize the potential for edible insects as a food industry. Consumer attitudes are being put to the test with an offering of roasted crickets and ants, mealworm cookies and cricket energy bars.
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Self-learning robot handsA new system that learns how to grasp objects has been developed by a team of researchers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forestsVines compete intensely with trees. Their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. A new study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama shows that lianas prevent canopy trees from producing fruit, with potentially far-reaching consequences for rainforest animals.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Fasting plasma glucose and insulin are determinants of dietary weight loss successDifferentiated findings for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes presented at the American Diabetes Association® 77th Scientific Sessions: For prediabetes, a fiber-rich diet; For type 2 diabetes, a diet rich in healthy fats.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Investigators examine the relationship between pain and opioid abuseThe drug overdose epidemic is largely driven by opioids, which continue to be prescribed for chronic pain despite recommendations to use non-opioids for most cases.
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Ars Technica

Anthem is Bioware’s open-world sci-fi shooter with jetpacks Bioware—the studio behind the likes of Mass Effect and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic —has a new sci-fi game in the works. Dubbed Anthem , the game is a third-person MMO shooter featuring exo-suit combat, a lush open world, and four-player co-op. Also, jetpacks . Following a brief reveal at EA's E3 2017 showcase, Anthem got a much more detailed outing at the Microsoft press conference. Run
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Gizmodo

Gamers Love Nostalgia, So Someone Is Bringing Back the Original Xbox's Gigantic Controllers [Update] Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition , which was nearly impossible to find from its initial release right up until the company stopped making it, proved gamers are hungry for nostalgia. But has 16 years been long enough for Microsoft fans to feel similarly nostalgic for the original Xbox’s gigantic controllers ? Not actual size, not even close. Accessory maker Hyperkin is hoping so. As part of the comp
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Futurity.org

Switch from meat to veg marks Europeans’ genes The genes of Europeans reflect the dietary shifts that occurred with the rise of farming, report researchers. Before the Neolithic revolution, European populations were hunter-gatherers who ate animal-based diets and some seafood. But after the advent of farming in southern Europe around 8,000 years ago, which spread northward thereafter, European farmers switched to primarily plant-heavy diets.
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Could diabetes drug protect heart from bad diet? The diabetes medication linagliptin can protect against stiffening of the left ventricle of the heart in overweight female mice, a new study suggests. The finding may have implications for management of cardiovascular diseases in humans, particularly for obese and diabetic premenopausal women, who are more at risk of developing heart disease―even more than men of similar age and with similar heal
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Ars Technica

Xbox expanding backwards compatibility program to original Xbox games Enlarge / Phil Spencer literally stands next to two Xbox "one" logos. (credit: Microsoft) LOS ANGELES—Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed a surprise expansion to Xbox One's backwards compatibility program: original Xbox games. As in, the Xbox "1" before the 2013 console arrived and created name confusion. "Our team of engineers are working hard to bring some of your favorite original Xbox games to
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Gizmodo

Visualize the World by Imagining It With a Population of 100 People GIF GIF Source: RealLifeLore Just take a step back and take a look at how big, small, unequal, inexplicable, and surprising the world is, explained in numerical terms that you can wrap your head around. RealLifeLore is one of the most dependable YouTube channels around. If you just want to a big ol’ data dump accompanied by infographics, it has few rivals. The channel’s latest dive into the numbe
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescentsInfants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents, according to a novel study in the Journal of Hepatology.
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Ars Technica

Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut (credit: Kyle Orland) LOS ANGELES—As expected, Xbox's official E3 press conference included a major Minecraft segment, but the company's biggest cash cow had two surprises up its sleeve: a massive visual overhaul, and a pledge to unify all versions of the game across all of its platforms. Unlike installable texture packs in Minecraft's past, the Super-Duper Graphics Pack appears to completely ove
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Does Shawn Have The Guts To Steal This Hit From Big Chief? | Street Outlaws #StreetOutlaws | Mondays at 9/8c on Discovery Before meeting Birdman in the finals, Shawn and Big Chief face off in one of the best races of the night. Full episodes streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/street-outlaws/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Discovery https://www.facebook.com/StreetOutlaws Foll
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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft's Xbox One X All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo After more than a year of rumors and teases and dorky Xtreme code names, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One X, is finally here. It’s not actually here, here, the console will go on sale November 7. But we now have all the details about this new console, which is officially the fastest console built to date. What is it? Microsoft’s latest console in the Xbox On
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Science : NPR

The Triumphs And Perils Of 'Going Big' Don Laub was a pioneering surgeon — one of the first in the U.S. to perform gender reassignment surgeries, but tragedy came when he traveled to Mexico to provide free surgeries to children. (Image credit: Renee Klahr/NPR)
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Ars Technica

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Xbox One console exclusive “later this year” Enlarge (credit: Playerunknown) LOS ANGELES— Playerunknown's Battlegrounds , the world's biggest "battle royale"-themed shooting game on PCs, finally has a console release window pegged. Game creator Brendan Greene announced the news at Microsoft's E3 conference on Sunday, and, unsurprisingly, he pegged it as an Xbox One console exclusive. "Playerunknown" himself takes the Xbox stage. (credit: Ky
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Ars Technica

Forza Motorsport 7 lands on Windows 10, Xbox One consoles October 3 What better way to introduce a new Forza game than to give everyone a BRAND NEW CAR?! (No, E3 attendees didn't actually get this newly announced Porsche.) (credit: Kyle Orland) LOS ANGELES—Shortly after his employer introduced the brand-new Xbox One X , Forza game series producer Dan Greenawalt stepped on stage to confirm what had been assumed, and even leaked, in advance: Forza Motorsport 7 is c
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Ars Technica

Xbox Scorpio is now Xbox One X—launches November 7 for $499 Xbox One Project Scorpio is no more. Introducing Xbox One X, Microsoft's stab at bringing 4K HDR visuals to console gamers with six teraflops of graphical grunt and a sleek design. It's due for worldwide release on November 7, 2017. As revealed earlier this year , the Xbox One X features six teraflops of processing power—more than the four teraflops of Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro , which also plays
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Science | The Guardian

Saturn in full view and at full tilt Saturn is at its best, enjoying its summer solstice and in opposition, though sadly low in Britain’s sky Saturn’s northern hemisphere is now tilting at its maximum angle to the Sun, 26.75°, as the beautiful ringed planet enjoys its own summer solstice. It is also nearing opposition on the 15th when it stands opposite the Sun in Earth’s sky so that it rises at sunset, stands highest in the middle
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Gizmodo

A Brief History of Steven Moffat Saying Why He Never Picked a Female Doctor Who It looks like the new Doctor has been cast. After accepting an award at the British LGBT Awards, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies told Guys Like U that the next season already has its next Doctor. Davies was responding to a question about whether the new lead should be a woman, a question posed to current showrunner Steven Moffat multiple times over the years. And he’s been very cons
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The Atlantic

A Majority for France's Macron French President Emmanuel Macron’s party took a big lead in the first round of parliamentary elections Sunday. Early results showed Macron’s newly formed centrist party would win about 33 percent of the vote, possibly translating to more than 400 seats for La République En Marche (LREM). It was again another blow to establishment parties, and it means Macron will likely have the majority in Franc
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Ars Technica

Uber board is meeting to consider CEO Kalanick temporarily stepping down [Updated] Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., at the Noah technology conference in Berlin in 2016. (credit: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Update 6/12: A representative for the Uber board of directors said the board "unanimously voted to adopt all the recommendations of the Holder Report" after a seven-hour meeting on Sunday, according to Recode and The New York Times . I
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Gizmodo

Myrcella's 'Sweet' Death on Game of Thrones Was Originally Going to Be So Much Ickier Photo Courtesy HBO Myrcella Baratheon wasn’t the first non-book death we got on Game of Thrones , but it was definitely one of the most surprising— mainly because it wasn’t as gruesome as we’ve come to expect on the show. Turns out, that was on purpose, as the actor has unveiled how much worse her demise was supposed to be. Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) was killed in the season 5 finale “Mother’s Me
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Flaws in a tumor's genetic mending kit drive treatment response to immunotherapyIn an expanded, three-year clinical trial of 86 patients with colorectal and 11 other kinds of cancer that have so-called 'mismatch repair' genetic defects, scientists have found that half of the patients respond to an immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab (Keytruda).
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The first nanometrically-sized superelastic alloyResearchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy's pillars down to nanometric size. The researchers have found that below one micron in diameter the material behaves differently and requires much higher stress for it to be deformed. This superelastic behavior is opening up new channels in the application of microsystems involving flexible electr
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Cash for weight lossA new study has shown that selling rewards programs to participants entering a weight loss program is a low cost strategy to increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.
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Human brain tunes into visual rhythms in sign languageIn a new study scholars use sign language to understand whether neural entrainment is specialized for spoken language.
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PFOA threat to drinking water addressed with novel materialA highly toxic water pollutant, known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), last year caused a number of U.S. communities to close their drinking water supplies. PFOA contamination also is a pervasive problem worldwide. A research team now reports an inexpensive and renewable material that rapidly removes PFOA from water. The novel treatment effectively eliminates the micropollutant to below 10 parts
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Big Think

Scientists Weigh a White Dwarf Star, Prove Einstein Right Astronomers make the first direct observation of a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Read More
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The Atlantic

Southern Baptists Embrace Gender-Inclusive Language in the Bible Southern Baptists have long defended literal approaches to the Bible, but their recent translation of the Good Book might have them switching sides. Last fall, the publishing arm of the 15-million member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). LifeWay Christian Stores, America’s largest Christian retailer, which is owned by the SBC, sells the translation at
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Fractal planting patterns yeild optimal harvests, without central controlBali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for human-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning.
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Gizmodo

Uber CEO's Future at the Company Hangs in the Balance at Today's Board Meeting Photo: Getty The never-ending scandals at Uber have reached a point of reckoning and according to multiple reports , the ride-sharing startup’s board will be making some major decisions today. Along with a review of the long-in-the-works report on harassment, it will reportedly consider a leave of absence for Travis Kalanick and a top executive is expected to resign on Monday. Former Attorney Gen
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Ars Technica

300,000 year-old “early Homo sapiens” sparks debate over evolution Philipp Gunz Until this week, the earliest known fossils of Homo sapiens were about 200,000 years old. But two recent papers in Nature have obliterated that date with a report of 300,000 year-old skull fragments from five individuals found in Morocco. The researchers who discovered the fossils call them " early Homo sapiens ." But other scientists say this misrepresents the complex story of human
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Gizmodo

Kirk and Crew Join the Star Trek VR Game With 'Let's Play' Cartoon Mashup GIF Star Trek: Bridge Crew may not have Kirk, Spock, Uhura, or Sulu... oh wait, scratch that. They do now! YouTuber Corvine: Games has taken clips from Eurogamer’s Bridge Crew “ Let’s Play ” and paired it with footage from the original animated series... giving us an adventure fitting a captain. Corvine: Games started the series last month, with the latest episode released this weekend. The short
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Gizmodo

Don't Get Burned By Missing Amazon's One-Day Zippo Sale Zippo Gold Box Amazon’s having a one day fire sale (sorry, sorry) on Zippo lighters and lighter fluid , with the iconic lighters starting under $10. There’s no shortage of varieties available, so go pick your favorite before this deal burns out. More Deals
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Ars Technica

Liveblog: The PC Gaming Show returns for E3 2017 Enlarge / Believe it or not, all of those chips and such can be used to power video games. Strange, I know. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) View Liveblog As part of this year's E3 festivities, PC Gamer is once again hosting a bevy of press announcements devoted solely to PC gaming. Ars will be on hand to liveblog the event starting at 10am PDT (1pm EDT, 6pm UK time) on Monday, June 13. Last year's P
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Science | The Guardian

Cities should be studied as evolutionary hotspots, says biologist Animals and birds evolve more quickly in urban environments than in remote habitats, Cheltenham science festival is told Foxes loitering around rubbish bins and pigeons roosting in train stations: urban animals are widely regarded as the dregs of the natural world. However, according to biologist Simon Watt, cities represent some of the world’s hotspots for evolution and behavioural adaptation. S
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Ars Technica

Mandatory co-op fuels the storytelling possibilities of new game A Way Out Enlarge (credit: EA Originals / Hazelight) LOS ANGELES—Maybe it was the lingering excitement from the EA press conference a few hours earlier. It could have been the long day, the jet lag from his home in Sweden, or the cup of beer on the meeting-room table which kept on getting refilled. Whatever the reason, film and video game director Josef Fares was amped up. After being asked a softball ques
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Big Think

How This Dog Got to Sit on the Board of 7 Scientific Journals An Australian dog was accepted to the editorial board of numerous scientific journals and asked to peer review papers. Read More
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Big Think

Were the Ancient Egyptians Black or White? Scientists Now Know This is the first successful DNA sequencing on ancient Egyptian mummies, ever. Read More
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Gizmodo

Hackers Are Hijacking Verified Accounts to Spread Fake News Image Source: Twitter Security research group Access Now has discovered a clever attack being used against influential social media users as a means of disseminating fake news. The “Doubleswitch” not only involves hijacking verified accounts but makes it extremely difficult for the legitimate owner to regain control of their handle. According to the report , activists and journalists in Venezuela
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Science | The Guardian

Many operations could be unnecessary, says leading surgeon Certain types of elective surgery only benefit patients because of placebo effect, says Prof Andy Carr Thousands of people could be undergoing unnecessary, risky and expensive surgeries as most procedures have never been subjected to the rigorous testing drugs are required to have, a leading surgeon has said. Prof Andy Carr, an orthopaedic surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals, said there is eme
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Ars Technica

Star Wars: Battlefront 2: Free DLC, better weapons, and new character classes Enlarge EA Play at E3 2017 might have been light on new announcements—bar the short but sweet reveal of Bioware's sci-fi shooter Anthem —but there were at least plenty of new details dropped for Star Wars: Battlefront II . The biggest, that Battlefront II would feature a full single-player story mode, was reconfirmed by none other than John Boyega himself, who famously captured the mood of player
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming chargesLong an important source of revenue for telecom companies, roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Australian bodyboarder survives bump from sharkA bodyboarder swimming close to shore survived a close encounter with a large shark Sunday after being bumped by the marine predator off Western Australia.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

EU's border dwellers cheer loudest as roaming charges endThe end of roaming fees in the EU is drawing loud cheers from mobile phone users, and nowhere more so than in borderlands where residents are always just a step away from involuntarily incurring hefty surcharges.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fans in focus at major E3 video game trade showVideo game giant Electronic Arts on Saturday courted fans with titles such as "Star Wars Battlefront" and snatched the spotlight ahead of a major industry trade show in Los Angeles.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Foreign bidding war for Rio's Australia coal minesA multi-billion dollar bidding war for most of Rio Tinto's Australian coal mines has broken out between China-backed Yancoal and Glencore after the Swiss commodities giant made an unexpected offer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitionsAs the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Competition for offshore wind ramps up in MassachusettsMassachusetts' bid to become the nation's leader in offshore wind power is ramping up.
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Ars Technica

Resurrecting extinct species comes with legal issues Enlarge / Mammoths. (credit: National Park Service ) Modern biology has developed a number of technologies—stem cells, genome editing, and more—that have largely drawn attention due to their potential use in medicine. But these techniques also raise an exciting possibility: we might be able to bring species back from the dead. "De-extinction" raises the prospects of both taking whiteout to some o
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Ars Technica

Correction: Undercounted usage data in our Xbox Unleashed analysis Enlarge After some oblique references via tweet , Microsoft has directly responded to our request for comment on our recent Xbox data analysis project . That response has led us to issue the following corrections and clarifications to our piece. Microsoft has given us reason to believe the usage data provided by Xbox API consisted of incomplete estimates of total Xbox Live usage, and does not ref
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Gizmodo

The Importance of Adam West’s ‘Bright Knight’ Batman GIF It’s not an exaggeration to say that Adam West helped save Batman and changed what was possible with DC Comics’ Dark Knight Detective. We live in an age where high-stakes, big budget superhero movies and TV shows are an inevitability. They’ve been coming for decades and will seemingly be a staple of Hollywood’s output for years to come. Fans of Superman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman owe that i
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Gizmodo

Sunday's Best Deals: Zippo Fire Sale, Dress Shoes, Smart Oven, and More Amazon’s one-day Zippo sale , the smartest toaster oven you’ve ever seen , and Rockport dress shoes lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Kindle/Echo Father’s Day Deals Amazon’s Father’s Day device deals just went live, including $20 discounts on the Kindle , Kindle Paperwhite , and Kindle Voyage , extr
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Ingeniøren

Shanghai er det nye Silicon ValleyKinesiske virksomheder er stadig mest kendt for at kopiere, men der er masser af innovation i verdens folkerigeste land – og verdens største digitale økonomi.
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Science | The Guardian

Scientist John Shine honoured for discovery that formed basis of genetic engineering Queen’s birthday list recognises Shine’s discovery in genetic sequencing; Freeman’s work in astronomy; and Gott’s contribution to ethnobotany A man whose discovery was essential for the development of genetic engineering, and used that technology to create several therapies now helping many thousands of people, says receiving a Queen’s Birthday honour is a great recognition from the community of
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Ars Technica

More than a decade later, how do original YouTube stars feel about the site? It can be hard to remember what life was like before YouTube. If you wanted to listen to a pop song, you couldn’t just queue it up online. You’d have to find it on the radio, download an MP3 file from iTunes (or a number of file sharing websites), or wait for MTV to play the video in its never-ending rotation. Celebrities were the only reality TV stars, and the most popular show was American Idol
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The Atlantic

How to Hate Each Other Peacefully in a Democracy It is difficult to imagine it now, but continental Europe struggled with foundational divides—with periodic warnings of civil war—as recently as the 1950s. Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands were divided into ideologically opposed subcultures, sometimes called “spiritual families” or “pillars.” These countries became models of “consensual democracy,” where the subcultures agreed t
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Live Science

Talking to E.T.? Why Math May Be the Best LanguageCommunication between Earthlings and intelligent aliens should be based on mathematics — exo-arithmetic greetings that form a shared lingo, some researchers say.
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Live Science

'Flammable Ice' Harvesting Could Spell Trouble for the ClimateVast troves of an energy source called methane locked deep beneath the ocean floor could be harvested. But doing so would worsen climate change, several experts say.
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Live Science

Tourette Syndrome: Finally, Something to Shout AboutOver the last several years, many life-altering treatments of this tic disorder have become available to patients and their families.
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Gizmodo

Stay Frosty in the Spoiler-Packed Doctor Who Discussion Thread Image: BBC Tonight’s Doctor Who took us to Mars for a bizarre crossover between Victorian England and the Ice Warriors themselves. There were moustaches, stiff upper lips, and some very weird connections to oldschool Who , but for now, let’s talk sssssssspoilerssss, Ice Warrior style, in our weekly discussion thread! Unfortunately, “The Empress of Mars” was more about conflict on the human side o
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cognitive science

Being on your own side 7 steps to self compassion submitted by /u/JimmyWallace [link] [comments]
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cognitive science

A Discord channel dedicated to Cognitive Science! submitted by /u/LeVraiPetitRenard [link] [comments]
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Wired

While You Were Offline: James Comey Knows How to Make an EntranceSeriously, James Comey's opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee was last week's best read.
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cognitive science

Brain training could help the heartbroken, says neuropsychologist: Computerised tests could train those suffering unrequited love to avoid actions they might later regret, says Cambridge University professor Barbara Sahakian submitted by /u/parrishthethought [link] [comments]
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Scientific American Content: Global

Paleo Profile: The Liaoning HunterThe rock of China yields another beautiful dinosaur skeleton. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

Mikrobetalinger skal få os til at betale for online artiklerNets arbejder på ny type betalingssystem til danske mediehuse
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Viden

Finansiel teknologi i fremgang i NordenDe nordiske lande ser investeringer i digitale løsninger på økonomiske udfordringer buldre frem.
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Science : NPR

Meet Your Lucky Stars: NASA Announces A New Class Of Astronaut Candidates This year was one of the most competitive applicant pools in the agency's history. One of the candidates explains what it takes to earn a coveted spot — and why so many want to be an astronaut today. (Image credit: NASA)
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Science : NPR

How Climate Data Is Collected President Trump's proposed budget would cut money for climate research that measures a warming world. We tag along to see how air samples are collected on a Colorado mountaintop.
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Science : NPR

GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction Expanding Medicaid has helped many people caught up in the opioid epidemic get treatment. But doctors say the proposed Republican changes to the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize these programs. (Image credit: Ben Allen/WITF)
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Father's Day Kindle and Echo Deals Are Live Kindle Deals | Echo Deals Amazon’s Father’s Day device deals just went live, including $20 discounts on the Kindle , Kindle Paperwhite , and Kindle Voyage , extra savings on various Kindle bundles, and less common deals on Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers . Alexa does know some great dad jokes, so that part makes sense. All of the products and prices are below, so grab one for Dad, or maybe a
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Ingeniøren

Neutronens levetid er fysikkens store måleproblemTo forskellige metoder giver signifikant forskellige værdier for levetiden for frie neutroner. Den kommende neutronkilde ESS i Lund kan måske opklare, om det skyldes målefejl eller en mystisk spejlverden.
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The Atlantic

The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of American Gods There is something unabashedly and unapologetically gay about Bryan Fuller’s work. The writer and television producer may not quite be a household name yet, but his shows have rabid fanbases that have responded to his off-kilter sensibility and his, dare one say it, uniquely queer sense of style. You can detect it in Fuller’s 2004 series Wonderfalls , which cast Diana Scarwid—who played the young
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Wired

New Math Untangles the Mysterious Nature of CausalityContrary to conventional scientific wisdom, conscious beings and other macroscopic entities might have greater influence over the future than does the sum of their microscopic components.
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Wired

Why Nascar's Parker Kligerman Uses Video Games to Hone His SkillsNascar driver Parker Kligerman hones his skills with video games and high-tech simulators.
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Wired

How Googlers Avoid Burnout (and Secretly Boost Creativity)You have to "turn it off" to "turn it on" when it matters most.
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Wired

Scientist Screwed Up? Send 'Em to Researcher RehabJim DuBois is offering fallen scientists a shot at redemption. But not everyone thinks they deserve a second chance.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Even a Moderate Amount of Drinking Could Cause Brain DeclineHaving eight to 12 drinks per week was linked to hippocampus shrinkage in a study of several hundred Londoners -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Endnu en matematiker optaget i Det Unge AkademiDet Unge Akademi har netop optaget syv nye medlemmer, som alle er fremragende, unge forskere inden for...
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Ingeniøren

Spektakulær vindslæde viser vej til klimavenlig klimaforskningDansk forskning er med på slædekaravane, der skal tilbagelægge 1.200 km i Grønland med en drage som trækdyr.
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The Atlantic

Criminal-Justice Reformers Pin Their Hopes on Jared Kushner You know a policy’s prospects are shaky when lawmakers on both teams are praying for Jared Kushner to ride in and save the day. Not that Kushner isn’t a swell guy. But Trump’s all-purpose son-in-law already had a pretty full plate (e.g., solving that whole Middle East thing) even before the feds started poking into his relations with Russia. It seems unlikely he’ll have much bandwidth in the comi
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The Atlantic

Macron Shouldn't Misinterpret His Mandate In July 2015, 10 months before launching his campaign for the presidency, France’s then-economic minister Emmanuel Macron gave an interview in which he reflected on what was missing from French politics. “That absence,” he said, “is the figure of the king.” The French, he argued, had never “fundamentally wanted the king to die”; the Terror, the revolutionary period that saw the beheading of royal
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Science | The Guardian

Ekow Eshun: ‘I dreaded going to sleep for fear of seeing him’ Success allowed the writer to escape the past, but at a cost: nightmares haunted him. Here, he recounts how he escaped the terrifying stranger stalking his dreams The town was up in the mountains, a little Ruritanian place of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. It was market day and in the main square, crowds of locals browsed stalls piled with fresh bread, cheese and cooked sausage. I drif
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Ingeniøren

Digitalisering giver plads til ingeniørens kreative siderEt nyt Virtual Solutions Lab symboliserer Rambølls fokus på nye digitale værktøjer og arbejdsmetoder. De kan ikke erstatte ingeniører, men sætter deres kompetencer i spil på andre områder, lyder det fra topledelsen.
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The Atlantic

The True History of the South Is Not Being Erased Growing up in the 1950s in Richmond, Va., my friends and I would sometimes dig Minié balls—Civil War-era rifle bullets—out of the crumbling remains of Confederate earthworks. Those earthworks remain, mostly under federal management now —scars in the earth left by a cataclysmic struggle within the American family a century and a half ago. Growing up in Oregon in the 1990s, my children touched ruts
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Latest Headlines | Science News

CuriosityStream satisfies a science-hungry audienceCuriosityStream, an online streaming service, offers viewers a plethora of science documentaries, including originals from Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you write your way to happiness? A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work? ”This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims MindJournal , a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it claims will “encourage you to be more honest with how you’re feeling”. Aimed at a male audience, it
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Science | The Guardian

Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun - Science Weekly podcast Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun - what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacles? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter On 31 May, Nasa announced that its hotly anticipated solar probe mission was to be renamed in honour of astr
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Science | The Guardian

Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible task I meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. Fo
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The Guardian's Science Weekly

Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun - Science Weekly podcastNicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun - what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacles?
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Science | The Guardian

How likely is a computer to replace you at work? - personality quiz | Ben Ambridge Take our personality test to find out whether a computer will end up doing your job Your personality predicts a great deal about your prospects in life, including whether or not a computer will end up doing your job. Answer the following to find out how likely this may be: When you were a teenager, compared with other people at your school, were you more or less (1) mature (2) extroverted (3) int
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Science | The Guardian

Are women really stronger than men? | Angela Saini When it comes to longevity, surviving illness and coping with trauma, one gender comes out on top. Angela Saini meets the scientists working out why Four years ago, completely spent, blood transfused into me in a frantic effort to allow me to walk, I lay on a hospital bed having given birth the day before. To the joy of my family, I had brought them a son. Blue balloons foretold a man in the maki
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Science | The Guardian

For a satisfied life, become a god of small things | Robert Twigger Tackling too big a challenge can be daunting. The secret is to be a ‘micromaster’ Life can be overwhelming. We want to do as much as we can, see the world, learn new things – and it can all get a bit too much. I reached a point when I felt that I could no longer be interested in everything. I had to shut some of life out, and I didn’t like that. I was living under the assumption – the false assum
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cognitive science

The Neuroscience of Lies, Honesty, and Self-Control | Robert Sapolsky submitted by /u/Nobody35593 [link] [comments]
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Ars Technica

Doctor Who: Empress of Mars review Enlarge (credit: Simon Ridgway/BBC ) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who : Empress of Mars . River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first. Doctor Who , season 10, airs on Saturdays at 7:15pm UK time on BBC One, and 9pm EDT on BBC America. Is Nardole's bumpy ride on the TARDIS a metaphor for season 10 of Doctor Who ? After a strong start,
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The Atlantic

Theresa May's Waning Support Prime Minister Theresa May’s fragile hold as head of her party weakened Saturday. Two of her top aides resigned after complaints from leadership in her own Conservative Party, and the strong deal she needed with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which would give her Conservative Party a narrow majority, was instead a “confidence and supply” arrangement. This means May must negot
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Gizmodo

How Your Mouse Movement Could Be Used to Stop Identity Theft Image Source: Monopoly Most people know the “I’m not a robot” single-click version of CAPTCHA which is able to identify that a user is human by the way that they move their mouse. Researchers have now found a way to apply that principle to catching identity thieves in the act. One of the biggest issues with identity theft is that if a person has successfully gotten ahold of your personal details,
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Who's This Greenhorn Aboard The Wizard? | Deadliest Catch #DeadliestCatch | Tuesdays at 9/8c The Wizard has a new bait buy for opilio season: 20-year-old Caelan Colburn. That's right, Keith's son has come aboard! 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 Ste
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Big Think

Overcoming the Mythology Surrounding Depression Six destructive myths about depression and why they’re not true. Read More
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Ars Technica

FIFA 18: Football for the many, not the few Enlarge (credit: EA Sports ) Last year's FIFA 17 was something of a new beginning for the long-running football franchise. The move to the Frostbite engine—originally built for Dice's Battlefield first-person shooter series—offered greater visual flexibility, along with new kinds of gameplay. The latter took the form of The Journey , a narrative-led mode telling the story of Alex Hunter, a kid tr
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Gizmodo

Our First Look At Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer In Action EA showed off some Battlefront II footage at today, and it looks awesome. According to EA boss Andrew Wilson, the developers considered all “constructive” criticism players had for the first game. They also claim BFII will have three times more content than the first game. As some of you already know, unlike the first game, Battlefront II will have a single-player campaign penned by Walt Williams
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Ars Technica

Bioware’s sci-fi gaming wizards unveil new series called Anthem Official teaser trailer for Anthem Bioware's next stab at gamer redemption was finally unveiled at a Saturday pre-E3 press conference, and it has a name: Anthem . Unsurprisingly, details on this wholly new Bioware IP are scarce at this point, with only a brief teaser trailer shown at the EA Play press conference in Hollywood. The 53-second glimpse Bioware uploaded to YouTube features humans (or h
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Gizmodo

Lawmaker Says He Didn't Mean to Print the Screenshot With the Open Porn Tabs Image Source: Wikipedia When State Representative Ramon A. Perez says he didn’t mean to print a screenshot of a Wikipedia page with open porn tabs, we believe him. When he says that he didn’t realize the open porn tabs were visible when he handed out the page, we believe him. When he says that he didn’t personally take the screenshot, it’s a little harder for us to believe him. On Wednesday, Pere
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Big Think

Should You Pay Attention to Your Belt? Or the Scale? The Body-Mass Index is a poor way to determine your health. Try this more important ratio instead. Read More
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Gizmodo

The Orphan Black Co-Creator Explains Which Clone Would Win in a Fight and Why Orphan Black returns this weekend with its fifth and final season. This year is all about the sestras coming together to fight for each other... but what if they all chose to fight each other instead? Co-creator, producer, and writer Graeme Manson has an idea how it’d play out... and who’d come out on top. During a chat with io9, Manson was asked to detail how a fight between the sestras would pl
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Harnessing computational intelligence to improve the management of health emergenciesThe analysis of thousands of records of patients' physiological values has allowed a researcher to develop a system of algorithms to determine the degree of seriousness of the condition of the patients. A system of this type offers an improvement in spotting the more serious cases, and not only do the patients receive better attention, the resources of the healthcare services are also better manag
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Drug combination benefits patients with tophaceous goutThe drug lesinurad in combination with febuxostat was better at lowering blood levels of urate than febuxostat alone in a phase III clinical trial of 324 patients with tophaceous gout. Over 12 months, significantly more patients in the combination group achieved target levels of urate than patients in the febuxostat group.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Genetic mutations predict patient response to immunotherapyResults of a new clinical study establish particular genetic defects in tumors as clinical indicators for successful response to a type of immunotherapy called PD-1 blockade.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Potential mechanism for BCG vaccine reversal of type 1 diabetesInterim results from a FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes demonstrate a potential new mechanism by which the BCG vaccine may restore the proper immune response to the insulin-secreting islet cells of the pancreas.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Transformer-like carbon nanostructure engineeredA research team has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Hubble applauds waltzing dwarfsThis seemingly unspectacular series of dots with varying distances between them actually shows the slow waltz of two brown dwarfs. The image is a stack of 12 images made over the course of three years with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Using high-precision astrometry, astronomers tracked the two components of the system as they moved both across the sky and around each other.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Batteries from scrap metalScientists have made good use of waste while finding an innovative solution to a technical problem by transforming rusty stainless steel mesh into electrodes with outstanding electrochemical properties that make them ideal for potassium-ion batteries.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenonA new study suggests that roughly 22% of the element xenon found in Earth's atmosphere may have come from comets.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Improving global medical device standard on auditory alarmsParticipants recognized and remembered each of the four prototype alarm sets better than those designed under the current IEC standard, and could localize three of the four prototype alarms faster and more accurately.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tiny glow sticksOptical data transmission allows information to be transmitted as light by way of optical waveguides in fiber optic networks. Researchers have now developed microscale optical waveguides. They have made microrods of lanthanide metal-organic frameworks. Their particular crystal structure ensures low-loss light conduction and the emission of polarized light.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Neutrons zero in on elusive magnetic Majorana fermionNeutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that could pave the way for quantum calculations far beyond the limits of a computer's binary code. A research team has confirmed magnetic signatures likely related to Majorana fermions--elusive particles that could be the basis for a quantum bit, or qubit, in a two-dimensional grap
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Wide-Open accelerates release of scientific data by identifying overdue datasetsAdvances in genetic sequencing and other technologies have led to an explosion of biological data, and decades of openness (both spontaneous and enforced) mean that scientists routinely deposit data in online repositories. But researchers are only human and may forget to tell a repository to release the data when an article is published.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Sanitation access linked to children's growth and healthAn estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine. Sanitation access is known to be associated with the risk of transmitting certain diseases, including parasitic worms. But the impacts don't stop there. For children, living in a community with poor levels of sanitation access increases their odds of stunted growth, anemi
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Toxicants linked to lipid metabolismNew research on water fleas demonstrates how certain toxicants can affect development and progression to reproductive maturity.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New software tool could help doctors diagnose genetic diseasesAn open-source software tool called Mendel,MD could help doctors analyze patients' genetic data in order to diagnose diseases caused by mutations.
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Gizmodo

The Best macOS High Sierra Features You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet Image: Gizmodo At the start of the week Apple showed off some of the upcoming features in macOS HIgh Sierra , but the company’s keynote by no means covered everything in the desktop OS update. We’ve been using the developer beta of macOS 10.13 for the last few days and scouring the web to uncover some of the hidden features coming down the pipe. Tweak your photos, iOS-style Image: Screenshot In i
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructureA recent study, affiliated with UNIST has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Such materials have attracted much attention owing to their unique optical properties and structures.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Germany to test face recognition software in terror fightGermany will start testing facial recognition software at a Berlin train station this summer which could help police identify and locate terror suspects more quickly, a minister said Saturday.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Walking with AustralovenatorPaleontologists re-create the footsteps of a fearsome Cretaceous carnivore -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wired

Adam West: Batman ForeverNo actor ever managed to make the Dark Knight as delightful as the legendary actor.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?In a landmark study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, UNC School of Medicine researchers have shown that blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for type 2 diabetes patients who are not treated with insulin.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Home monitoring of blood sugar did not improve glycemic control after 1 yearSelf-monitoring of blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin did not improve glycemic control or health-related quality of life after one year in a randomized trial, results that suggest self-monitoring should not be routine in these patients, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study is being presented at the American Diab
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Gizmodo

Amazon's Practically Giving Away Binoculars, If You Don't Mind Mailing In a Rebate Bushnell Powerview Binoculars . Price varies after $15 mail-in rebate . You probably didn’t wake up this morning planning to buy a pair of binoculars , but this deal is so crazy that there’s really no reason not to. A bunch of Bushnell Powerview compact binoculars are listed in the $20-$25 range right now, but a $15 mail-in rebate brings almost all of them down to under $10. Whether you use them
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Gizmodo

The U.S. Navy is Screwed In May, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson and acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley appeared before a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to discuss the recently unveiled fiscal year 2018 defense budget and its effects on the Navy. The news was not good about the state of the Navy and where the service is headed. Despite campaign promises to rebuild the militar
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Gizmodo

Trump's Social Media Director Broke the Law With a Tweet Photo: Getty Laws, the Trump administration doesn’t like them . They don’t like following the law, they don’t like the fact that laws impede their agenda, and they don’t like that they’re bad at getting laws passed. Now, Trump’s social media director has been informed that he’s violated the law with a tweet and there will be repercussions if he does it again. Dan Scavino Jr. started his career as
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Gizmodo

RIP Adam West, TV's Batman Image: Adam West as Batman (20th Century Fox/WB) Adam West, forever known to many as Batman and whose name is synonymous with taking your most famous role and parodying it, has passed away. He was 88. Born in 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, West was eventually drafted into the United States army where he acted as an announcer on American Forces Network television. Prior to Batman , West appeared
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mass. General study finds potential mechanism for BCG vaccine reversal of type 1 diabetesNew data from an FDA-approved clinical trial testing the generic vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guérin to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes demonstrate a potential new mechanism by which the BCG vaccine may restore the proper immune response to the insulin-secreting islet cells of the pancreas.
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The Atlantic

Adam West, Caped Crusader, Dies Actor Adam West, whose portrayal in the 1960s of a lighter-version of Batman, a caped-crusader in tights, campy in the right ways with its “Wham” and “Pow” illustrations that popped into fight scenes, died on Saturday. He was 88. Family members said West died of Leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always w
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Big Think

This First-Ever Plant Sucks CO2 out of the Air and Feeds It to Vegetables Giant fans start capturing CO2 from the air as the world's first commercial carbon capture plant goes live. Read More
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Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understanding of vision processing. submitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo

I'm So Freaking Stoked for Microsoft's Big Xbox Announcement Technically E3, video games’ biggest trade show of the year, starts next Tuesday. That’s when the doors will open at Los Angeles Convention Center and over 500,000 attendees will swarm hundreds of booths filled with the latest video games, consoles, and gaming paraphernalia. But the event really starts Saturday night, when EA, one of the largest game publishers in the world, hosts a press event t
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The Atlantic

The U.S. Joins the Philippines in a Battle Against Militants U.S. special forces have joined the Philippines military in a battle to push out Islamic terrorists who’ve seized a town in the south of the country. Three weeks ago two local extremist groups backed by ISIS, Maute and Abu Sayyaf, took Marawi City. Since then nearly 140 militants and 60 government troops have been killed the fighting, with the battle escalating in the past few days as government
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Gizmodo

Binky Is a Perfect Pacifier App for People Who Can't Stop Looking at Their Phone Image Source: Binky The fact that we all walk around with our heads down compulsively tapping on our phones is no longer even worthy of satire, it’s just a fact of life. Binky is an app that’s kind of like a social network that doesn’t connect you to anyone. It understands the banality of our mobile screen time and gives you something to do that accomplishes nothing... just like a real social net
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Scientific American Content: Global

How Quarks Turned into CulturesBig-picture biologist Tyler Volk talks about his book on “How We Came to Be” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big Think

Scientists Have Had Enough. They’re Starting to Run for Office. Scientists are starting to run for office to bring evidence-based reasoning back to government. Read More
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

SpaceX Dragon to deliver research to Space StationSpaceX is scheduled to launch its Dragon spacecraft for its eleventh commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station June 1 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A.
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Ars Technica

Knee-deep in the dead: Doom the board game reviewed Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. Of all the video game franchises in all the genres in all the world, Doom is perhaps one of the strangest choices to turn into a board game. While it didn’t quite invent the first-person shooter, the first Doom— which came
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Ars Technica

Milk alternatives stunt kids’ height, says doctor with dairy industry ties Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) Media reports poured in this week about a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto touting the benefits of cow milk—and the potential harms of non-cow milk, such as soy, rice, and almond milk. Based on diet surveys and physical measurements of 5,034 children aged two to six, researchers found that that the 643 kids who drank cow milk alternativ
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Wired

The New War on (Overpriced) DrugsDrug prices are too high. Meet the man who could fix them and the surprising opponents who want him to go away.
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Gizmodo

Everything We Learned From the Black Panther Teaser Trailer All stills and gifs from the Black Panther teaser trailer, Marvel (via Youtube ) We got our first good look at Black Panther last night. And it was great and shockingly revealing about how things are going to go. As usual, we dissected the whole thing for you. The trailer starts in an interrogation in a safehouse in what’s been confirmed to be Korea . Both men should be familiar to you from previ
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Three-year study says new contact lens therapy slows myopia progression in children by 59 percentA pioneering contact lens therapy has considerable potential to impact the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to study outcomes presented today at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference in Liverpool, England. Three-year findings indicated that use of the dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression: 59 percent as measured b
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Gizmodo

Saturday's Best Deals: Adidas Treadmill, iTunes Credit, Nioh, and More An insanely discounted treadmill , one of the PS4's best games , and discounted iTunes credit lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals WD Elements 3TB , $90 Whether you’re storing personal photos, movies, or video games, $90 is just about the best price you’ll see on a 3TB portable hard drive . Aukey USB
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Ingeniøren

3D-model af menneskekroppen skal give sundhedsvæsenet en håndBedre brug af medicin og mere præcise operationer – et transatlantisk forskningshold arbejder på et ambitiøst mål om at lave en digital 3D-model af mennesket.
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The Atlantic

Trump Is Destroying His Own Administration's Policies Remember the iconic New Yorker cover with Manhattan as the towering center of the world, all else minuscule, nothing between the Atlantic and Pacific coastal cities? Americans and the world are once again getting a lesson in relative geography. Because no distance seems as large as that between the national-security office buildings of the American government and the White House in the Trump admi
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Ars Technica

A $20K forever baby startup brings out the jerks in dark comedy, Infinity Baby A brief scene from Infinity Baby Set in a near-future version of Austin, Texas, Infinity Baby builds off a straightforward premise you might be able to glean from the title. Allow Uncle Neo (played by a delightfully dry and bearded Nick Offerman) to explain. “When abortion was made illegal on a federal level, Congress passed stem cell laws to placate the left—the Republicans said, ‘You give us ab
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Ars Technica

Augmented reality lawsuit provides augmented view of 1st Amendment A First Amendment issue is brewing in federal court over a local Wisconsin ordinance—the nation's first—that requires publishers of augmented reality mobile games like Pokemon Go and Texas Rope 'Em to get a special use permit if their apps require gamers to play in Milwaukee County parks. A Southern California company called Candy Lab, the maker of Texas Rope 'Em , is suing the county over the re
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

UNIST researchers engineer transformer-like carbon nanostructureA research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Their findings appeared in the prestigious journal, Advanced Materials.
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Gizmodo

The First Black Panther Teaser Trailer is Here and It's Epic as Hell GIF Marvel via YouTube After making us wait for literally years in feverish anticipation, Marvel’s finally released the first Black Panther teaser trailer and it’s every bit as intense as you were hoping it would be. As secretive and notoriously isolationist as Wakanda has always been, nearly everybody knows about it in Marvel’s comics universe. The Black Panther trailer, though, opens with Evere
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Wired

Now Is a Good Time to Start Living Like a WizardEven if you've never done live action role-playing before, now is a great time to start.
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Scientific American Content: Global

What a DragA rare fossil records a quiet moment of Jurassic time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the ControversyFidget spinners are delighting kids and driving teachers up the wall.
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Gizmodo

Here's Your First Chance to Buy Horizon Zero Dawn For $40 Horizon Zero Dawn , $40 Horizon Zero Dawn is an instant classic, and one of the best games you can buy for the PS4 , so it’s not surprising that we haven’t seen any big discounts on the game until today. If you own a PS4, you’d be crazy not to buy it at $40.
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The Atlantic

How Insurance Companies Can Force Bad Cops Off the Job When Anthony Miranda was sworn in as police chief of Irwindale, California, four years ago, the department in this small gravel-mining city about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles was in the midst of a downward spiral. Three officers had recently been accused of serious crimes . One had embezzled $250,000 of his 89-year-old father’s life savings, another had sexually assaulted a woman delivering
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